This week, Greg & Sam are bringing you the show a little early since it is Easter weekend, so instead of candy in a basket, you get us nerds. <--see what I did there?!  We discuss the Final Four & crown a CHAMPION for our Musical March Madness Bracket! Who will it be?  Wonder Woman 2 has cast one of our favorite actors for an unnamed role & we coldn't be any more excited, even if we have no idea who he will portray! We read the Batman Ninja review, which is apparently the greatest thing to ever happen to animation.  The FX Deadpool TV series has been cancelled; do we even think that is neccessarily a bad thing?  For anyone who still cares, we talk about Mew coming to Pokemon GO.  Finally, a HUGE Marvel property is coming back to the comic book pages; listen to find out who!! SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE EPISODES! Please leave us a rating & review wherever you choose to listen.  It really helps the show.

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We are joined by Shane Henderson, lead singer of Valencia & mind behind Promise of Redmeption for this very special bonus episode.  Shane talks about the Philadelphia music scene, going on the road as a part of the Warped Tour & being the voice behind two projects at the same time.  He also tells us stories from the road, what it felt like playing a few reunion shows with Valencia in 2016 & now being a part of Know Hope Records as Promise of Redemption.  We also get pretty nerdy talking about film, tv & gaming.  WILL SOMEONE PLEASE GET SHANE A NEW XBOX CONTROLLER?!?! Subscribe for more BONUS episodes! Leaving a rating & review; we read them all on the air.

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This week, Sam & Greg go behind the curtain for a traumatic event that happened to Sam after last week's podcast.  For the rest of the show, we get hyped about Avengers: Infinity War... We got tickets!!! We talk about last week's trailer & all the recent news in the MCU.  We also do our Sweet 16 AND Elite 8 of the AP Musical March Madness tournament; find out which bands made the Final Four!  Sam gives his impressions on SyFy's new Superman-related show, Krypton.  Power Rangers: Shattered Grid took the internet by storm; we give our reactions.  Nintendo had a Spring Nindies showcase & we're here to breakdown all the games that were announced.  That isn't even half of what we cover in this week's episode! SUBSCRIBE FOR EPISODES EVERY WEEK! Leave a rating & review - we read them all on the air!

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SURPRISE!! We've decided to drop this week's episode a day early!! A huge thank you to everyone who has supported & listened to the show since we launched almost two years ago!  This week, we talk about Toys R Us shutting their doors, if we would sit through 31 straight hours of Marvel films in theaters, and the 50 (!!) games included in the recently announced Sega Genesis Collection.  Sam reviews Jessica Jones season 2 and we have a mini-interview with Mario speedrunner Roopert83! Finally, AltPress released a pop-punk March Madness bracket; WE COULDN'T HELP OURSELVES! We go through the first round and debate which bands will move on!  SUBSCRIBE FOR EPISODES EVERY WEEK! LEAVE A RATING & REVIEW TO REALLY HELP THE SHOW!

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In this very special bonus episode, we get to interview Will Pugh, the lead singer of Cartel, via telephone all the way from Nashville, TN!! We take a deep dive into Cartel's beginnings, getting a song into Madden 07, John Tucker Must Die & appearing on MTV's Band In a Bubble.  Will also shares his thoughts on the Warped Tour & the band's time on the Warped Tour criuse from 2017. On top of being related to an extremely famous musician/pioneer of music & art (listen to find out who!!), Will has also transitioned to a producer, mixer & engineer in Nashville.  He talks about what it is like to be on the other side of the glass & what is next for him personally (hint, it's pretty huge)!  The stories he told us were beyond belief, especially recording with Wyclef Jean!  SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE BONUS EPISODES & REMEMBER TO LEAVE A RATING AND REVIEW!!

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On any other week, a new Call of Duty getting announced, Jon Favreau writing & producing a Star Wars TV series, the Oscars (or Razzies) or John Williams stepping away from composing Star Wars films would be the main story... but not this week.  We are joined by Chris Shriver of the Platformers podcast to break down every announcement of the suprise Nintendo Direct that dropped on Thursday, including a NEW SUPER SMASH BROS GAME FOR SWITCH!!  Find out which characters we want to see in the game & our history through the original Smash on N64.  There were a TON of other announcements during the Direct as well.  This is our longest episode yet & for good reason. SUBSCRIBE FOR NEW EPISODES EVERY SINGLE WEEK!! Leave us a rating & review as well.  We read them all on the air.

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On this very special bonus episode, Greg is joined via Skype by Grant Kirkhope, legendary BAFTA nominated composer behind such video games as Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Goldeneye 007 (N64), Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee, Donkey Kong 64, Viva Pinata & so many more!  We discuss receiving a guitar from Eddie Van Halen, joining gaming juggernaut Rare in its heyday & what is was like to be the first western composer to work on a Mario game!  Grant also talks about composing film scores, how they differ from video games & why he is so nice to everyone on social media.  Dreams can come true; Grant is living proof. SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE BONUS EPISODES!

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Even with mass power outages hitting the Northeast United States, we still found a way to not only record, but get the podcast out on time this week!  Shout out to friend of the show Rob H for letting us record at his place.  This week, we discuss Marvel's decision to move Avengers: Infinity War up a week to 4/27, give an update on Kevin Smith's health after a recent scare & a quick look back at the first year for the Nintendo Switch, as this episode was recorded & drops on its one year anniversary on the market!  Also, an Illinois teen was sentenced by a judge to a ban of voilent video games; listen for our reaction!  Finally, Apple may release three iPhones this year; listen to what Sam likes to do on his current phone ;) ... SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE EPISODES!

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