Latest Episodes:

Geekdays #776: 2018-02-19

13 mins - Published Mon, Feb 19, 2018.

It’s Geekdays! I’ve got a headache.


Coffee With Jeff #144: Three Stories of Alien Encounters

28 mins - Published Sun, Feb 18, 2018.

Imaging driving home after unsuccessfully looking for a bingo game, only to be stopped by a alien ship in the road. Imagine trading water for a space pancake with a visitor from another world! Or imagine being taken aboard a spaceship when all you wanted to do was fish. We have three tales of alien encounters with no judgement from me! We have the Cash-Landrum incident, Joe Simonton’s Space Pancakes and the Pascagoula Abduction!


Who's Who #115: The Happiness Patrol

36 mins - Published Wed, Feb 14, 2018.

On one level, this is another silly episode of Doctor Who, featuring a mode of execution that involves drowning people in candy syrup and a villain who is literally made of Basset Allsorts. On another level, this is a triumphant standpoint against Thatcherism and the anti-gay laws being passed in the United Kingdom. On a third level, this serial is a meditation on the being – or not being – of happiness as a state in and of itself, restricted in a sense by not knowing alternate states…

This serial is, perhaps, both of these things. And so much more. Don’t be put off by the cover when you read this book.


The MMOsketeers #226: This Makes Us Terrible People

1 hour 26 mins - Published Mon, Feb 12, 2018.

In this episode Jen brings shame upon her family name. That is all.


Pint Notes #71: Books instead of Hooks

52 mins - Published Mon, Feb 12, 2018.

Hosts Rebecca Ruiz and Josh Wodarz return again to record in a seedy basement bar and bring you reviews of new music and drink some new beer. (more…)

Movieing On #274: Awakenings

1 hour 7 mins - Published Mon, Feb 12, 2018.

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.


Gordon's Gun Closet #22: Pirate Guns

30 mins - Published Thu, Sep 21, 2017.

It was Talk Like a Pirate Day this week here in the USA. ‘Tis a silly day, but we thought that since the latest episode of The History Files (#90) was also about pirates, we’d better do a companion show here at the gun closet. Special thanks to friend of the show Jim Wingren for indulging my request for a children’s show type stinger at the top of the episode.


The History Files #90: Pirates

48 mins - Published Fri, Sep 8, 2017.

We’re back… and we brought pirates! Actually, that’s probably not such a great idea, what with all the stealing and pillaging and slow-matches in the beard and buckets of burning sulphur. Of course that’s only if we brought Edward Teach, but you get the idea. This episode was recorded live in front of a very groggy audience on a Sunday morning at the Brass Screw Confederacy Steampunk festival in Pt. Townsend, Washington on June 11, 2017. We had a great time revelling in all the pirate stuff and hope you enjoy our little presentation.


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Take Five #52: Fridge

13 mins - Published Tue, May 16, 2017.

There’s something very final about refrigerators, wouldn’t you say?

What's in a Name? #7: Bowler Hat

14 mins - Published Thu, May 4, 2017.

Famously worn by the likes of Charlie Chaplin, and Bat Masterson, the bowler is a hat with pizzazz. It was also worn by super action guy John Steed. It’s too bad James Bond didn’t also customarily wear one; this being episode 007 and all.


Nothing Important Happened Today #35: Other Countries are Mostly the Same but Also Different

39 mins - Published Wed, Mar 29, 2017.

Petter and Breki are globetrotters extraordinaire, and this week they recount the many experiences they’ve had in foreign lands. Hint: It’s pretty much what the title says.

The now infamous bathtub-scene is in the montage that starts in Vlog #40 around 33 minutes in.


Retrograde #77: Christmas Special 2016

1 hour 29 mins - Published Sat, Dec 24, 2016.

Christmas comes a little early as The Retrograde team are back for another Christmas romp. Host Jack Marshall is joined by his usual happy elves of Anthony Hobday, James Mcfadyen, and Lysanne Skinner aka Lysanne Fisher.

So sit back, grab some eggnog, a few mince pies, light the fire, and get ready for a bumper packed Christmas Retrograde Special!

We Need To Talk #37: Apple 2016 September Keynote

1 hour 10 mins - Published Wed, Sep 7, 2016.

Apple has taken the time to announce the new iPhone 7, so it’s obvious what happens next: Breki sits down with Jon to talk about it.


The Kingston Legacy #21: Pokemon Go Away

55 mins - Published Thu, Jul 14, 2016.

Robert Algeo and Josh Wodarz tackle most important issue of the day – Pokemon Go! Yes, yes, it’s another thing about Pokemon Go, but you know, with our irreverent spin on things. By irreverent, we mean Robert making fun of it and Josh laughing. Yep, that’s how we roll. (more…)