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Geek to Geek Podcast

The Geek to Geek Podcast is co-hosted by Beej (@professorbeej) and Void (@grnmushroom), two life-long geeks who have managed to bring their geekery with them into adulthood and still be somewhat functional adults. They love games of all kinds, books, movies, TV, and pretty much everything else, and they want to talk about it all. With you.
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May 27, 2016

Virtual Reality (HTC Vive)

In this episode:

  • Void bought an HTC Vive! Don’t know what that is? Great! That’s why we’re doing this episode! We want to introduce you to virtual reality gaming. Since not everyone (Beej included) has had an opportunity to experience VR, live vicariously through Void while Beej incessantly questions him about the technology.
  • Playing the Scully to Void’s Mulder, Beej plays (is) the skeptic and questions everything Void knows about VR.
    • First off: is this a fad?
    • What is the HTC Vive, anyway? Is it all inclusive, or is it a PC peripheral?
    • Honestly, who is this technology for?
    • What is the future of virtual reality? Or at least, where does it seem to be heading?
    • Should naysayers/skeptics buy it now or wait?
  • Void’s Must have games for HTC Vive
  • Games to avoid
    • Windlands
    • inMind
    • inCell
  • Weekly Geekery
  • Health Hack
    • Drink some water! It’s summertime, and you have to pay more attention to your water intake. If your mouth is dry and you feel thirsty, it’s already too late--you’re on the way to dehydration. Even if you think you’re drinking enough, you’re probably not (we all overestimate how much we drink). So drink up, geeks!

Be sure to subscribe to the Geek to Geek Podcast your favorite podcast app, drop a review so we know how we’re doing, and feel free contact us via email at geektogeekcast@gmail.com or @geektogeekcast on Twitter with any comments, questions, or suggestions for the show. Thanks for listening, and we can’t wait to hear from you!

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May 20, 2016

Audiobooks!

In this episode:

  • We talk about how we got started with audiobooks, and not surprisingly, we both started with free trials to Audible that got us hooked on the format.
  • Multiple places to get them. Our favorite is Audible, but you can also try Overdrive (ask your local library for free access!), iTunes, and good ole CDs and cassette tapes (that’s why they’re called books on tape, after all). We discuss the pros and cons of each.
  • Audiobooks help us make our mundane tasks more fun and interesting while keeping us engaged in books we want. Narrators make a big difference, and we can get through hard-to-read books because their performances make such a difference.
  • Recommendations
  • Weekly Geekery
  • Health Hack
    • Find some staple meals! Instead of raiding your pantry and spending time not knowing what to eat or making a bad decision and ordering pizza, spend a few minutes outside of mealtime finding quick-and-easy things you love eating and can vary. For instance, Beej eats this sweet potato recipe once or twice a week and has for the last 4 years.

Be sure to subscribe to the Geek to Geek Podcast your favorite podcast app, drop a review so we know how we’re doing, and feel free contact us via email at geektogeekcast@gmail.com or @geektogeekcast on Twitter with any comments, questions, or suggestions for the show. Thanks for listening, and we can’t wait to hear from you!

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May 13, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

In this episode:

  • SPOILERS AHEAD! But that helps you enjoy things more. For real! We are talking pretty in-depth about Captain America: Civil War, so if you haven’t seen it or don’t want to know the outcome of #TeamCap vs #TeamIronMan...well, you’ve been warned.
  • Civil War didn’t feel like a Captain America movie. But it also didn’t feel like an Avengers movie.
  • The cast was huge, and unlike some recent ensemble movies, this one pulled it off very well. In Civil War, we get fight scenes and backstory without the movie feeling bloated. The introductions of Spider-man and Black Panther are more than cameos. Plus, they’re not origin stories, and they get real fight scenes that matter!
  • The movie fits in the MCU, and previous viewing is pretty much required. And that’s a good thing. It creates investment in the viewer, and your emotional response is earned. It can still be enjoyed as a standalone, but it is extra meaningful if you’ve been around since the beginning.
  • To us, this all seems like a pretty good indication of the the tone and direction the Russo brothers will take with Infinity War.

 

  • Weekly Geekery
  • Health Hack: Change your clothes! Dressing the part for what you’re doing is a good way to motivate yourself to get a move on. Whether it’s basketball, running, cycling, or walking (or whatever else), having an outfit that you wear for that activity can energize you and get you out there. After all, if you’ve already changed clothes, you’re less likely to say “meh, nevermind” as you walk toward the door.

Be sure to subscribe to the Geek to Geek Podcast your favorite podcast app, drop a review so we know how we’re doing, and feel free contact us via email at geektogeekcast@gmail.com or @geektogeekcast on Twitter with any comments, questions, or suggestions for the show. Thanks for listening, and we can’t wait to hear from you!

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May 6, 2016

Overwatch is in Open Beta! And it’s awesome!

In this episode:

  • We pre-purchased Overwatch to get early access to the beta, and we’ve played it for hours. Guess what? We love it! And part of that is because the world of Overwatch feels so organic and rich. Even in beta, this game feels polished and unique--it will definitely be one of our evergreen games for years to come.
  • Each character feels totally unique and plays like a different kind of game. If you get bored with one playstyle, you can just swap to a different one, and the whole game plays differently.
  • What’s most interesting to us is how Overwatch all but forces team play. In a culture where every person wants to be the main hero, Overwatch is designed in such a way that teamwork is natural and organic.
  • Weekly Geekery
    • Void - Hamilton - Void has listened to the Hamilton soundtrack 5 times in under 24 hours.
    • Beej - Heroes of the Storm. You guys peer pressured Beej into playing HotS, and it worked! He’s a MOBA fan now!
  • Health Hack: Bored with your normal routine? Don’t change your exercise, change what you listen to! Switch from music to a podcast or from an audiobook to heavy metal. Just a chance in tunage can do wonders for your workout variety!

Be sure to subscribe to the Geek to Geek Podcast your favorite podcast app, drop a review so we know how we’re doing, and feel free contact us via email at geektogeekcast@gmail.com or @geektogeekcast on Twitter with any comments, questions, or suggestions for the show. Thanks for listening, and we can’t wait to hear from you!

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