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80's Rock Legend Rick Springfield joins the show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his album "Working Class Dog". We discuss the new tour and re-recorded Live Album that he did in his living room. We also discuss his love of Sci-Fi, comics, and his love of acting.Investigative Journalist & Podcaster Jesse Hyde stops by to talk about his new podcast from Novel & iHeart Radio "Deliver Us from Ervil" It's the story of the Mormon Fundamentalist Lebaron family, and their rise from Cult to Crime Family.In Top Nerd News we discuss the Game of Thrones prequel "House of the Dragon" as well as a rumored Jon Snow spinoff. We also discuss the new Lord of the Rings prequel, and we hear an old clip of JRR Tolkien telling a reader to shut up! Ezra Miller has popped up in the news again, and it seems to have gone from bad to worse. But we lighten it up with some news about the UAO (Unidentified Amarillo Object) and Colonel Sanders former Home and KFC Headquarters is up for sale.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. If you want to be on the show or just leave a comment, go to Newstalk 99.5 WRNO on the iHeart Radio App and Click the Red Microphone Button to leave a 30 second message! 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 Instagram. 6/19/22
Our Guest tonight is NYC Paramedic, and now author, Anthony Almojera. His new book entitled "Riding the Lightning" encompasses 2 years of his life starting just before the dawn of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The stories he tells are both inspiring and terrifying. The amount of money the NYC first responders are paid may shock you.In Top Nerd News we cover the ongoing Legal problems of Ezra Miller aka The Flash. Also we discuss how the Voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, shared his coming out story with the world in the new comic DC Pride 2022.Later we talk about a new Netflix movie that seems to be a direct rip-off of "How to Train your Dragon". Also in a HULU exclusive movie we have Predator 5 entitled "Prey" which STILL doesn't explain who the hell the Predators are, and why they have so much free time to hunt these pesky humans!Skungy's Pick of the Week is a breakdown of the biggest announcements this week from the Not Really E3 (Entertainment Software Association) event. There are quite a few new games that we can look forward to. 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. If you want to be on the show or just leave a comment, go to Newstalk 99.5 WRNO on the iHeart Radio App and Click the Red Microphone Button to leave a 30 second message! 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 Instagram. 6/12/22
Our Guest tonight is Keith Cooper of Blerd-ish.com who gives us his thoughts on the racist social media attacks on actress Moses Ingram who plays Inquisitor Reva in "Ob-Wan Kenobi" on Disney Plus. We discuss who these supposed "fans" are, why they continue to do it, and how Disney responded. In Top Nerd News we cover the new "Willow" series, the Box Office numbers for Top Gun 2 "Maverick, as well as "the Batman" which appears to have made more money than "Dr. Strange". We also go over the slate of new shows and movies in store for us on Disney Plus, like She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and just announced I Am Groot.Skungy's Pick of the Week is a card/board game called "Unmatched" by Restoration Games.We close out the show with SPOILERS for "Obi-Wan Kenobi". In particular Dave and Skungy argue as to whether or not the fight between Vader & Obi-Wan retcons the line "When we last met I was but the Learner, and now I am the Master" from A New Hope.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. If you want to be on the show or just leave a comment, go to Newstalk 99.5 WRNO on the iHeart Radio App and Click the Red Microphone Button to leave a 30 second message! 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 Instagram. 6/5/22
Denise Crosby who played Tasha Yar on Star Trek the Next Generation stops by to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of "Trekkies". She produced and hosted Trekkies and Trekkies 2 twenty five years ago and it's being remastered and re-released on Blu-Ray. We discuss the small numbers of new Star Trek fan groups, as well as Star Trek alumni at conventions who really love and respect the fans. We also ask if she may pop up in Picard Season 3.In Top Nerd News we cover some Star Wars Celebration News, like the new "Andor" series, the Star Wars : Fallen Order sequel, and later we talk about the new "Thor : Love & Thunder" trailer.Also.....MAJOR SPOILERS for the Disney + series "Obi-Wan" and the Netflix Series "Stranger Things"Skungy's Pick of the Week is a board game titled "Return to Dark Tower" a revamp of the old 80's Milton Bradley game "Dark Tower".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 Instagram. 5/29/22
Actress Ali Larter stops by to talk about her new movie "The Last Victim" with Ron Perlman & Ralph Ineson. We talk about filming outdoors, how Ralph sounds like Sam Elliot, and Dave asks why she loves Fennel & Fennel Seeds so much.Martha Howard aka Little Red Fox Cosplay aka Event Coordinator of Mobicon aka Queen of the Mermaids joins the show to talk about MobiCon coming up in 2 weeks on April 27th, 28th, and 29th in Downtown Mobile. Expect Comic & Author Guests, Hands On Creative events, Cosplay Parades, After Hours parties, panels, and more. Learn more at https://mobiconfoundation.com/ or on Facebook at MobiCon.D-Squared is a bit under the weather so he revisits his Star Trek Discovery interview with Doug Jones, and Family Guy Writer and Auther Gary Janetti. He does have enough strength to talk about the Toxic Avenger reboot that got a R Rating, as well as the new Star Trek series : Brave New World...... which has a surprising lack of Judo Chops in it's fight scenes.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 Instagram. 5/15/22
Legendary Director & Writer and the Pope of Trash John Waters is our Guest. He talks about his new book "Liarmouth" which is actually his very first fiction novel. But it has all the hallmarks of a John Waters creation, sex, violence, comedy, and talking genitalia. We also ask him if he would like a talking body part.Tripp Mickle, former Tech Reporter for the WSJ stops by to discuss his new book, "After Steve : How Apple Became a Trillion Dollar Company and Lost it's Soul". We discuss the fallout of the passing of Steve, and the two main players strained relationship, and how they're single mindedness drove them apart.Skungy's Pick of the Week is "Weird West" which is currently on Xbox Game Pass.In Top Nerd News we talk about the BBC announcement of the 14th actor to play Dr. Who. We do a spoiler free Dr. Strange review, but also take a trip back in time to hear from Bruce Campbell about his Dr. Strange Cameo....is it really a Cameo if you show up twice???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 Instagram. 5/8/22
Emmy Nominated Writer & TV Producer from "Family Guy" & "Will and Grace" Gary Janetti. Also, Gary is a New York Times Best Selling Author, and he checks into the show to promote his new book "Start Without Me (I'll Be There in a Minute)" Gary talks about his new semi autobiography filled with essays about his youth and career. We also discuss his Instagram page and his nearly 1 million followers. Hilarity ensues when we play a game where he has to decide whether a Book Review is Real or Fake. Edward R. Murrow award winner David Weinberg stops by to chat about his latest podcast called "The Superhero Complex". Which is a piece of investigative journalism that describes the Rise & Fall of real life super hero Phoenix Jones. A man who took to the streets of Seattle to protect the people. Along the way Phoenix collected a Crew of Super Hero's called the Rain City Superheroes. Fast forward 10 years and the Super Hero is now a Villain who has lost his friends and allies, and has been arrested for dealing drugs. Do yourself a favor and find this podcast on the iHeart Radio App and check it out.This weekend there was a comic-con in Kenner called Mighty Con, and that's where we met our final guests. Kristen and Trey of the Nerd Colosseum Podcast. They're a brand new podcast that pits Pop Culture, Music and Movies in a tournament style battle to see who is the best around. Check them out here --> https://anchor.fm/thenerdcolosseum In Top Nerd News we talk about the premiere of Star Trek : Strange New Worlds this Thursday May 5th. The Dr. Strange sequel that hits the big screen this Friday May 6th. which is chock full of Easter eggs, and "What If" references. We also recap Mighty Con, which had so much potential but had poor attendance. But they did have all of our favorite local comic artists...Ted Walley, Derec Donovan, Tim Lattie, Robby Musso, and Preston Acevedo.Finally we want to say Thank You to our listeners as we celebrate 9 years on the radio!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 Instagram. 5/1/22
Actress Bonnie Wright who played Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter, joins the show to discuss her new book "Go Gently : Actionable Steps to Nurture Yourself and the Planet" We discuss the small steps or first steps you can do to help yourself and the environment. We later talk about what family gatherings would look like when Harry & Ginny have a double date with Ron & Hermione.Renegade Bard of Mystery and Mayhem, Best Selling Author and Globetrotter Brian D Anderson stops by to talk about his latest adventures on the road, riding his trusty steed Puck (A Harley Davidson Ultra Classic) He recaps his adventures, his new YouTube video series and his latest novel.Skungy's Pick of the Week is Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. Chock full of Tabletop RPG jokes and tropes.In Top Nerd News we cover the new Thor Love and Thunder trailer...well basically we listen to Guns N Roses. But later we discuss the train wreck that is Ezra Miller as he is arrested AGAIN in Hawaii. We also figure out what the new Buzz Lightyear movie is actually about...it's kinda like Planet of the Apes, but with Robots.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 Instagram. 4/24/22
Emmy Nominated YouTube Sensation and Political Satirist Randy Rainbow joins the show to talk about his new book "Playing with Myself". We discuss his Musical "Pink Glasses" Tour, his new Albums, and his love for Broadway Showtunes.The Great Frankini from Nickelodeon's "Henry Danger" and Reality TV Star Frankie Grande, along with Writer Hector Navarro stop by to discuss their podcast "SpongeBob Bingepants" We talk about their interviews with all the Voice Actors, writers and producers of SpongeBob. We ask Frankie about his body swap with Captain Man from "Henry Danger" and we close it all out with a Sing Along to the SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song!Skungy's Pick of the Week is "Lego Star Wars : The Skywalker Saga". This remake has added more depth and playability along with their patented Lego Humor.In Top Nerd News we cover the WB & Discovery Buy Out and Merger, and what they have in store for the DC Universe in this new restructuring. Later D-Squared shares his Conspiracy Theories on "Stanger Things" Season 4, based on the new trailer. Who is the new Bad Guy? Is it someone we already know? Or is it the guy who lives in the creepy house with the even creepier grandfather clock?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 Instagram. 4/17/22
Actor and man of a thousand faces, Doug Jones is on the show. We caught up with him at CyphaCon in Lake Charles this weekend. Doug Jones is a National Treasure and the uncontested Fan Favorite for his unbelievably kind heart and genuine love for his fans. We discuss his budding romance on ST:D as well as his return as Billy in "Hocus Pocus 2" We also tip him off about the many plots by fans to kidnap him and take him to a nice dinner.Jacob Goldstein formerly of NPR's "Planet Money" stops by to discuss his new podcast, in conjunction with iHeart Radio, "What's Your Problem". A new podcast dedicated to engineers and entrepreneurs who overcome hurdles within their fields.Scion E-Sports Co-Founder and the GM of Lake Charles Toyota Corey Tarver stopped by the booth at CyphaCon to discuss the state of E-Sports, the events they host, and how to join the Scion E-Sports team.In Skungy's Pick of the Week we cover "Elden Ring" and the amorphous blob known as "Kirby". 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 Instagram. 4/3/22
Actress and Stunt Woman Patricia Tallman who played Barbara in the Tom Savini "Night of the Living Dead", as well as countless Star Trek Appearances, stops by to discuss her upcoming appearance at CyphaCon in Lake Charles April 1st-3rd. We discuss the NotLD remake, her run in with Adam Nimoy, her book and #BringBackBarbara.Psyche, one of the hosts of the new iHeart Radio Podcasts "Boss LVL" joins the show to talk about the new pod and the issues they tackle in an effort to Level UP! Specifically streamers and content creators who have been marginalized but found their voice despite many hurdles.In Top Nerd News we talk about the "disappointing" reviews from the UK Media on the new Sony film "Morbius". We also discuss the new Halo series, the Picard throwback to Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home. Finally we talk about the fall of "The Batman" from the top slot in theaters to.....wait for it......Sandra Bullock and "The Lost City".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 Instagram. 3/27/22
CyphaCon is April 1st thru the 3rd in Lake Charles, and the Showrunner Garrett Manuel stops in to tell us about this years Guests, Activities, Dealers Room and more! Meet Doug Jones from Star Trek Discovery or sign up for a Tournament in the Scion E-Sports Arena!In Top Nerd News we praise the New Orleans home town hero Anthony Mackie as he prepares to build a Film Studio in NOLA East. We also discuss his new role in "Twisted Metal". Then we cover the new Mike Myers Netflix series "The Pentaverate", the new trailer for the Disney Plus series "Ms. Marvel". Followed by Paramount Plus's "Halo" series, and Daniel Radcliffe's new Weird Al biopic.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 Instagram. 3/20/22
Actor Skylan Brooks from Fox's Empire and star of the new movie "Outsiders" stops by to talk about his new movie. We also take about his movie with Joe Manganiello "Archenemy" and whether or not he played D&D with Joe at his kicka$$ Man Cave.In Top Nerd News we talk about the Movie Date Mix Ups at Warner Brothers, and the state of the DCEU. We also breakdown the new Star Trek Strange New Worlds teaser and marvel at the direction and creativity of the new Disney + Series "Obi Wan Kenobi".Skungy's Pick of the Week is "Horizon Forbidden West" a PlayStation Exclusive that has hours and hours of content.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 Instagram. 3/13/22
Bubba from "Forest Gump" Mykelti Williamson joins the show to talk about his new movie "Butter". We also discuss his work with the ensemble cast on Con-Air and the one time some jackass grabbed his daughter at an airport.In honor of our new game "TWIGO" that we played at CoastCon in Biloxi the past weekend, we flashback to some amazing past guests. We revisit Ben Barnes from The Punisher and play some of his new music, and we play a trivia game with Jane Lynch from Glee & Wreck-it Ralph. We look back to a game of the Cartoon Bracket Challenge with the voice of Bugs Bunny & Yogi Bear Jeff Bergman. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark tells her tale of becoming an Icon, coming out, and her meeting with Sammy Davis Jr.The one and only Bruce Campbell from the Evil Dead talks about his career and his upcoming appearance in the new Doctor Strange coming out soon. Finally we flashback to Mr. Las Vegas and Legendary Comedian George Wallace. D-Squared makes the mistake of pulling a Yo Momma joke on George....to his immediate regret.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 Instagram. 3/6/22
Top Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb, author of EXTRATERRESTRIAL: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth joins the show. We discuss his scientific findings on alien life, the Fermi Paradox, and whether or not Earth is ready to meet an alien race.Frank Schiavo of CoastCon stops by to talk about CoastCon this coming weekend March 4th thru the 6th in Biloxi Mississippi. We talk about the guest list, the Dealers Room, gaming room, and the Memorial for our friend Brian Held on Saturday night. Get more info at CoastCon.orgIn Top Nerd News we cover the return of child actor Short Round to the Big Screen, Stranger Things 4 release date, and Doctor Strange 2 casting rumors.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 Instagram. 2/27/22
Vampire Diaries & V-Wars Actor Ian Somerhalder stops by to talk about two of his passions, Dogs and Bourbon. As a Native of Covington he has supported the Northshore Dog Parade Mardi Paws for years. He also discusses his new Brothers Bond Bourbon and what went into the process of flavor profiles and test batches. Grammy Award winning singer, Debby Boone joins the show to talk about he new rerelease of her Album "Swing This" on all streaming platforms. She explains the changes in the music industry, and the feel of big band music and it's Las Vegas connection.Author & Sociology Professor Danielle Lindemann shares the publishing news of her latest book "True Story : What Reality TV Says About Us". What has been the impact of Reality TV to our Pop Culture landscape, and whether or not we should be ashamed to admit that we watch Reality TV.In Skungy's Pick of the Week his review is "Dying Light 2 - Stay Human". In Top Nerd News we talk about the season finale of "Peacemaker" and Aquaman's proclivity to fornicate with fish, and news about Amazon's "Fallout" TV series.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 Instagram. 2/20/22
Comedian, Actor, Author, Singer, and Alumni of "In Living Color" Tommy Davidson joins the show. He hears his song on the radio for the first time, and we discuss his novel, his future Sammy Davis Jr biopic, and Jamie Foxx constantly breaking character in "In Loving Color" skits.Actor Aidan Quinn from "Desperately Seeking Susan", "Benny & Joon", and "Practical Magic" stops by to talk about his new movie "Blacklight" that he co-stars in with Liam Neeson. We also discuss his portrayal of President Teddy Roosevelt in "The American Guest" on HBOmax. Local New Orleans Figure Sonny Lee, the founder of the outreach group "Son of a Saint" talks about his work in the community and his recent team up with the WWE at their facility. Later chat with WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Apollo Crews, and Shelton Benjamin. A lot of great info and insight into what service means to the men and women of the WWE.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 Instagram. 2/13/22
Actress Gina Gershon of "Bound" & "Showgirls" stops by to discuss her new movie with Mr. INCONCEIVEABLE Wallace Shawn. Their new Woody Allen movie "Rifkin's Festival" is an homage to the Hollywood greats. Gina also talks about walking away from her agents when she decided to do "Bound" against their wishes.Dr. Greg Brennecka, author of "Impact: How Rocks from Space Led to Life, Culture, and Donkey Kong" discusses his new book and how Rocks from Spaaaaace have influenced our entire history.In Top Nerd News we cover the Master of the Disaster Flick, Director Roland Emmerich's comments that Super Hero movies are ruining the genre. Or could it be that Disaster Flicks and Reboots aren't the draw that he thinks they are? We also cover the direct sequel of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" that drops on Netflix soon. 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 Instagram. 2/6/22
Prolific Actor, Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominee Eric Roberts stops by to discuss his latest movie "The Surprise Visit". We also talk about how streaming movies has changed the industry, but also his stint as The Master in Doctor Who.Best Selling Author, Columnist, and Podcast Host of "The Pod Club" Jo Piazza is our guest. We talk about all the podcasts she recommends, her books, and her stint as an Instagram Mom.In Top Nerd News we discuss the Banning of the Award Winning Graphic Novel "Maus" from a Tennessee school. We also share audio of the author of "Maus" Art Spiegelman and what he thinks is the real motive behind the book ban.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 Instagram. 1/30/22
Is it "Peacemaker" on HBO Max, or an Homage to 80's Glam Rock? From Firehouse, to Poison, to Wig Wam and The Quireboys. We rock out on the Rock of New Orleans and play a clip of Peacemaker that has solidified his spot as a Super Hero.Later we review The Book of Boba Fett and D-Squared wonders what commercials in a Galaxy Far Far Away sound like. Have you ever wondered? Well, Wonder no more, as we hear a Free Ticket Promo for The Max Rebo Band...LIVE IN CONCERT.In Top Nerd News we cover the new season teaser trailer for Picard on Paramount Plus. Later we talk about Moon Knight and SPAM Yahtzee?!?!?In Skungy's Pick of the Week we discuss the board game "Zombicide". But WAIT, there's more. They have a Kickstarter for.....MARVEL ZOMBIES!!!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 Instagram. 1/23/22
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