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#PollMondays: Which spaceship would you buy at your local dealership?

24 Jul

It’s a new day, which means it’s time for another silly poll!

This week, we’ve got the question of the ages for you:  a spaceship question.

Choose wisely!

Around the Podosphere #14: Podcasts of Note for 7/22/17

22 Jul


A new issue has arrived! In the 14th edition, we share a whole lot of movie discussions, from Wonder Woman to Spider-Man: Homecoming, some weird facts and science debates, and other podcast wonders.

We hope you find something new to listen to! Here we go: Continue reading

#PollMondays: Which of these super people would win in a game of Risk?

10 Jul

We’re rolling out a new thing on the blog. It began as a new thing on our Twitter account:  #PollMondays. People seemed to like it, so we’re going to do more of it!

The premise for today’s poll is simple:  if these super people sat down for a game of Risk, who do you think would win? To make things more interesting, we’ve taken out all of the obvious contenders for smarts and tactics, such as Batman, Professor X, Nick Fury, Brainiac, and basically anyone who can reliably see the future. Instead, we’re giving you big, beefy superheroes — known for their ability to punch other people in the face more than their ability to strategize (mostly).

Vote away!

Top 10 Posts and Episodes for June 2017

8 Jul

June was an interesting month for us. Our Twitter account was abuzz with activity, we released some awesome podcasts, and the world survived one more month of…well, never mind that.

Now that we’re firmly ensconced in July, it’s time for another statistics post! Here’s what readers and listeners loved on our blog or podcast throughout June 2017:

Top Posts:

  1. Movie Review: “Wonder Woman” (See it!) by Trish Matson
  2. Breaking News: Peter Jackson to turn The Silmarillion into a 14-movie epic by Michael J. Martinez
  3. Guest Post: Growing up in Fandom in the 1970s by LJ Cohen
  4. Guest Post: Religions on Mars, According to Me by Mary Turzillo
  5. Guest Post: Writing the Monster by Scott Oden
  6. Metropolis (1927), Feminism, and Influence by Stina Leicht
  7. Star Trek: Discovery and the Clueless by Stina Leicht
  8. Retro Childhood Review: The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (reviewed by Jen Zink)
  9. Book Review: Wothwood by Natania Barron (reviewed by Paul Weimer)
  10. Okay, the princess rescued herself. Now What?! by Stephen Geigen-Miller

Top Episodes:

  1. Signal Boost #4: Gideon Marcus ( and Andrew Barton (Tailings of the Golden Age)
  2. 153. Birdemic (2010) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”
  3. 326. Joyce Chng (a.k.a. — Starfang: Rise of the Clan (An Interview)
  4. 304. Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear (a.k.a. The Rakish Rogue and the Sky Marshall) — An Interview
  5. #59. Alien: Covenant (2017) w/ Jeannette Ng — A Shoot the WISB Subcast
  6. Signal Boost #8: A Conversation about the Importance of Wonder Woman
  7. Signal Boost #7: Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters) and Carrie Patel (Pillars of Eternity/Recolleta Series)
  8. 327. Fiend Without a Face (1958) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”
  9. 198. Brazilian SF w/ Fabio Fernandes, Cesar Alcázar, Libby Ginway, and Jacques Barcia #WorldSFTour
  10. 325. Queen of the Damned (2002) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ Megan O’Keefe

What did you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments!

Around the Podosphere #13: Podcasts of Note for June 24

24 Jun

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted one of these. Since the Skiffy and Fanty crew collectively listen to more podcasts than there are episodes of our show (totally scientific, promise), it’s about time we brought the Around the Podosphere back to share some of the goodness worming its way into our ears. So, here goes: Continue reading

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