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The Week in Geek is a radio talk show broadcasting in the Metro New Orleans area from News Talk 99.5 WRNO FM on Sundays at 7pm CST. Thanks to the power of the internet our show has been heard around the world via the Spreaker radio app.

We cover all topics related to geekdom such as comic books, video games, movies, books, conventions, cosplay, and many more! We have been fortunate enough to bring our listeners interviews from actors in film, TV, and voice overs also authors, comic book artists, geek musicians, and fan groups.

The hosts of The Week in Geek are David Ducorbier and Brian Held, Jr. both members of the Gulf Coast Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fandom Community for many years. Our video game pick of the week correspondent is Skungy Scontrino, our Facebook Admin is author Ernest Russell, and our Chief Librarian for book reviews is D L Held.
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D-Squared asks 6'5" Scottish WWE Champion where he keeps his Skirts....... WWE Champ Drew McIntyre joins the show to talk about his new book "A Chosen Destiny : My Story" Drew also talks about a gift he received from Jerry "The King" Lawler.New York Times Best Selling Author of "The Martian" Andy Weir stops by to talk about his latest novel "Project : Hail Mary" We keep our discussion of his new book spoiler free, as well as talk about real life space exploration.Norwegian Actor Thorbjorn Harr from History's VIKINGS, and Netflix's Norsemen talks about his new movie "The Tunnel" A disaster movie in the vein of Towering Inferno but in a Tunnel. (It was really good) D-Squared also asks him what the heck is a "lutefisk" and do they really eat it?All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. Make sure you Click the SUBSCRIBE button so you never miss a new episode. Follow us on Twitter @TWIGradio and The Week in Geek on InstagramThe Week in Geek 5/9/21
D-Squared gets a little personal with WWE Legend Jerry "The King" Lawler. He asks about the rumors of him having never touched a drop of Alcohol, as well as his Heart Attack on Live Television, plus a Surprising Anecdote about a Mid-South Wrestling Icon. The King actually joined the show to discuss his new episode for WWE's New Show "WWE's Most Wanted Treasures" Sundays at 9pm Central on A&E. We talk about his search for Andy Kaufman's Neck Brace, and his original blue Royal Robes and Crown. OG Nerd, Writer, Artist and Publisher Tim Fielder joins us to discuss his new graphic novel "Infinitum" an Afrofuturist tale. It's available at HarperCollins.com or where ever fine books are sold. We dig into the story of Infinitum, his original work "Matty’s Rocket", and we discuss the significance of Isaiah Bradley's story from "The Falcon & the Winter Soldier"In Top Nerd News we cover the new Netflix Adaptation of "Sweet Tooth" the confirmation of Micheal Keaton reprising his role of Bruce Wayne in the Ezra Miller Flash Movie, as well as Jeff Goldblum joining the cast of the Podcast Dark Dice.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. Make sure you Click the SUBSCRIBE button so you never miss a new episode. Follow us on Twitter @TWIGradio and The Week in Geek on InstagramThe Week in Geek 5/2/21
Roy Wood Jr. from Comedy Central's "The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah" joins the show. We discuss his new "Acoustical Audio Presentation" called Roy's Job Fair on the iHeart Radio Podcast Network. We also cover his Radio Career, Worst Interview from the Daily Show, and then we get serious as we close out talking about the Derek Chauvin verdict. In Top Nerd News we go over the new Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Trailer, Female Samurai's in a 47 Ronin sequel, Resident Evil animated feature on Netflix....and the turd that was Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars.Skungy's Pick of the Week is the new game "Outriders" which is a Co-op Loot Shooter. Also we talk about the new movie "Werewolves Within" and its array of games.We close out the show with "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" SPOILERS. All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. Make sure you Click the SUBSCRIBE button so you never miss a new episode. Follow us on Twitter @TWIGradio and The Week in Geek on InstagramThe Week in Geek 4/25/21
D-Squared apparently upsets his guests from the new documentary "Crop Circle Realities" Director Darcy Weir calls D2 illiterate...but Crop Circle Expert Gary King was super cool and nice.Rafe White - Convention Organizer and moderator of Southern Geek fan community on Facebook joins the show to give his unique perspective on the return of Conventions to the Gulf South. He tells us about his experiences at Huntsville Comic Con, we discuss several upcoming conventions, and we cover the health and safety measures for everyone's eventual return to the Con Circuit. Skungy's Pick of the Week is Disco Elysium.......which conjures images of Burlesque shows toD2's mind. We also discuss a game that hits too close to home for our host.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 4/18/21
Actor Michael Pare from Eddie and the Cruisers, Streets of Fire, and the Philadelphia Experiment joins the show to discuss his new movie "Hollow Point" We also discuss the science behind the Philadelphia Experiment and his friendship and cooking competitions with Uwe Boll.......and what is Authentic German Sauerbraten?Dr. Randall Bell aka The Master of Disaster joins the show to talk about his book "Post-Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience" We continue our discussions on Mental Health and how the Covid-19 Pandemic has left a mark on everyone in the world.In Top Nerd News we celebrate April 5th - First Contact Day. Star Trek and Paramount + released several new trailers and articles on what we can expect in the coming year on ST Picard : ST Discovery : Lower Decks and more. Plus D-Squared goes off the rails from his version of 1st Contact Day. We also cover the new Loki Series on Disney + Jensen Ackles as Batman, and Chris Pratt's new movie. Finally we cover the cutest little Stay Puft men in the Ghostbusters Afterlife trailer.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 4/11/21
"Criminal Minds" "Duck Tales" and the All New "Birdgirl" on Adult Swim, Actress & Voice Actress Paget Brewster joins the show to talk about the "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law" Spinoff "Birdgirl" We discuss how she broke Chandler from "Friends" heart, why "Criminal Minds" spinoffs never really took off, and finally we do the "Hanna-Barbera Bracket Challenge" In a fight to the death between Scooby Doo and Yogi Bear, or Grape Ape versus Jabba Jaw, who will be the last Toon standing?Prolific Actor Joshua Bitton from HBO's Acclaimed series "The Pacific" and "The Night of" joins the show to talk about his new Futurific Noir Who Dunnit Drama "The Tangle". We also talk about Robert Heinlein, Acting Methods, and his dream to be the Shortest Klingon in the Star Trek Universe.Joey Pants and his daughter Dani Pantoliano drop by to discuss their new podcast "No Kidding, Me Too". This conversation gets deep and serious pretty quick. Joe talks about his struggles with mental health, from thoughts of suicide to substance abuse, and how he came out the other end. We all share very personal stories about our own mental health, and how simply talking about it, and starting the conversation is the goal. You will also find out more about D-Squared than you might want.....Finally in our Top Nerd News segment we cover the trailer for the new series for Star Wars Disney+ "The Bad Batch" Also, some Samurai and Feudal Japan news is next, followed by some truly shocking news......that William Shatner might be a bad actor.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 4/4/21
This week is jam-packed with guests. Aidan Gillen, Littlefinger from Game of Thrones joins us to discuss his new psychological thriller "Rose Plays Julie" which is out now on VOD. We also discuss his thoughts on Alien Life and the Controversial ending of Game of Thrones.Sandi Harding is the General Manager and Star of the new Netflix Documentary "The Last Blockbuster". A resident of Bend, Oregon she runs the one and only remaining Blockbuster Video store in the world!Jan Wagner is the Managing Director of "Owned by Gravity" which has given the world the gift of "Fantasy General II" The visually stunning, immersive RPG, Turn Based strategy game based on the 1996 SSI Game "Fantasy General" We do a deep dive on the creation, and rebirth of a classic.In Top Nerd News, we only cover 1 thing. The Suicide Squad 2 Trailer..........I have NO faith in Warner Brothers.....but I'm optimistic about this one.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 3/14/21
Actor, Director, Cultural Conservationist, and now the Martian Manhunter, Harry Lennix is our guest. We discuss his new role, his thoughts on the Snyder Cut, and his work in his hometown of Chicago as he works on the African American Museum of Performing Arts. In Top Nerd news we cover the new resident Evil title, Loki Debut date, Gotham Knights delayed, and more. Major Spoilers for the Snyder Cut of Justice League, and the 1st episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.We also want to thank the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters for selecting us as the Interview of the Year Prestige Award with Henry Winkler. As well as thank all the people who made this award possible.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 3/21/21
Top Nerd News includes the latest attempt to ban "violent" video games coming out of Chicago. EA Gate explodes as FIFA players learn of attempts to extort players out of money for in game enhancements. The Unholy trailer starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan directed by Sam Raimi. TMNT new side scroller announced. Skungy gets fired for trying to review a board game when a game 30 years in the making slips under his radar. FANTASY GENERAL IS BACK!!! Fantasy General 2 Invasion is out for Xbox, Playstation, and PC.Our first guest is Neil Mandt, the cofounder of the True Crime App "CrimeDoor" You can be Batman and Captain Picard at the same time while helping solve Cold Cases.CEO & Founder of Unbossed Creative, Activist, Former Cohost of "Stuff Mom Never Told You" and iHeart Podcast host "There are No Girls on the Internet" Bridget Todd joins us to discuss lifting up and empowering marginalized voices, as she takes on the "Tech Bro's" in the tech sector and racial injustice across the internet and the world.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 3/14/21
Academy Award Winning Actor, Singer, Jeweler George Chakiris who famously played Bernardo in West Side Story joins the show to discuss his new memoir "My West Side Story". Take notes on how to recover from a disastrous start to an interview.Top Nerd News includes Space Jam 2 news on Lola Bunny's appearance, Jupiter's Legacy Vs The Boys and the escalation warfare between the streaming services. Later we dig in to a Dirty Dozen Reboot and a Chucky Revival.SPOILERS for Wandavision Season Finale in the 2nd Segment of the show.Skungy's Pick of the Week is Yakuza: Like a DragonAll that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 3/7/21
Actress, Model, Producer, Director and Screen Writer Louise Linton joins us to discuss her new Movie "Me You Madness" out now on VOD. The movie is an homage to the 80's and we play some 80's movies soundtrack trivia. Prop Maker Jesse Shoemaker stops by to tell us about his Charity Event online called "Alpha Strike for Angels"In Top Nerd News we cover the new trailer for "Shadow & Bone" which is something New from Hollywood....or at least Netflix. We also cover the new Spiderman Title, Black Superman with JJ Abrams attached as producer.SPOILERS FOR WANDAVISION at the end of Top Nerd News...you've been warned. Skungy's Pick of the Week is really a recap of Sony's State of Play announcements.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 2/28/21
New York Times Best Selling Author Terry Brooks of the Shannara Chronicles joins the show to discuss his new Hardcover Collection of Short Stories entitled "Small Magic" which comes out March 2nd 2021. We also discuss his new series "child of Light" which will arrive on October 12th of this year. In Top Nerd News we talk about the new "Mortal Kombat" Trailer, Disney's "Cruella" and the outcry from PETA, as well as how the "Muppet Show" has now been deemed offensive. Skungy's Pick of the Week isn't really a pick, but a breakdown of all the news that came from "Blizzcon" this weekend. All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 2/21/21
TV Personality & Culinary Traveler Adam Richman of Man Vs Food and more, joins the show to talk about the new season of "Modern Marvels" on the History Channel that he will be hosting. Have you ever wondered how mass produced food still tastes good, also you can find out how to help Local Restaurants!In Top Nerd News we cover the new Justice League trailer for the Snyder Cut. We also dig into the Golden Globe nominations and the fallout from Disney's firing of Gina Carano. Skungy's Pick of the Week is "Super Mario 3D World".All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 2/14/21
Hall of Fame Songwriter Don McLean who wrote "American Pie" joins the show to discuss the 50th anniversary of American Pie. I think I made him mad, and we're treated to a 3 minute rant on the meaning and power of lyrics in music.Author Dan Frey of "The Future is Yours" which comes out February 9th tells us the inspiration of his latest novel. We also discuss the ongoing battle of getting Hollywood to option new ideas, and not the same tired old stories.Skungy's Pick of the Week is "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game". We also dig into the Microsoft Xbox Live fiasco.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 2/7/21
Nicole Kang of the CW's Batwoman stops by to talk about her new movie "Ten Minutes to Midnight" We also discuss what being in the Batwoman series means to her and other POC. We're also joined by James Parker the co-host of Winning at Life with Gregory Ricks...the Money Show....to talk about the Game Stop short sell. In Top Nerd News we cover Zack Snyder's Justice League, HBO Max, and the Mandalorian. Skungy's Pick of the Week is "The Medium" for Xbox & PC.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 1/31/21
Emmy Award winning actress Leah Remini from "King of Queens" joins the show to discuss her new Game Show on GSN called "People Puzzler" D Squared also admits he's had a crush on her since the 90's and she doen't "hate" the idea.New York Times Best Selling Author Claudia Gray returns to the show to talk about her latest entry into the DC Universe. "House of EL - Book 1 - The Shadow Threat" Claudia takes on the challenge of building the world of Krypton as it teeters on the edge of oblivion. Top Nerd News has a buffet of new movie trailers...BOSS LEVEL, Willy's Wonderland, Superman & Lois, and finally Godzilla vs Kong.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 1/24/21
The Creator's and Hosts of Blerd-ish.com Keith Cooper & Mark Wallace join the show to discuss what Blerd-ish means, and what their mission is all about. Keith and Mark also give their unique takes on Wonder Woman 84, Cobra Kai, and the calls for Marvel to remove the Punisher Logo.Emmy Award Winning Actor, Producer, and Musician Joe Morten and Grammy Award nominee Kenny Lehman join the show to talk about their new song "Wake Up America". Joe Morten shares his thoughts about the racism on the set of "Justice League" and how timely the message is in his new song. All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 1/17/21
Rob Belushi aka Linus from "How I Met Your Mother" joins us to discuss his new Game Show "Get A Clue" on the Gameshow Network. Top Nerd News covers the the continued fight amongst Hollywood Elite and Warner Brothers, over their decision to simultaneously release Blockbusters on the Big Screen and on HBO Go. Skungy and D-Squared dig deep into all the problems surrounding Cyberpunk 2077. Can the game be salvaged? Can the Company be saved? All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 1/10/21
Jim McBride - AKA Mr. Skin is ready to celebrate with his Top 10 Celebrity Nude Scenes of the Year. That's right, even with all of 2020's bad news, The World's Foremost Authority on Celebrity Nudity has come up with a whole new bumper crop of naked movie stars, TV actresses, and multimedia skinsations who made it all bare-able.Skungy brings us back to an E for Everyone Rating with his Top 10 Video Games of 2020Top Nerd News covers Star Trek News, Lethal Weapon 5, and a WW84 spoiler-free review.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. The Week in Geek 1/3/21
We close out the year 2020 on a high note by remembering our friend and show host Brian Held. We play a collection of Brian's friends and family who called in to share some touching, inspiring, and hilarious stories about Brian. Callers include Bart Pittari, Lewis D'Aubin, Julie Schiavo, Joyelle Silverblatt, Missy Mooney, Tedd Walley, and Kim Richardson. Also we play the infamous "I Kill Dragons" Video.This Year Can't End Fast Enough and Next Year Will Be What We Make It.Week in Geek 12/27/20
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