Podcast Episodes


Here you’ll find our entire catalog of episodes. We do this for fun, and because we easily amuse ourselves, but we’d love it if you had a listen.

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2017
Screenshot of the RPG video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Episode 76 – The Anatomy of a Good RPG

October 10, 2017

If you want to forget about the real world, invest your time in a role-playing video game. From their humble tabletop origins, the RPG has grown and evolved into the most dominant and ambitious game genre. 
A time travel spiral from the opening credits of Doctor Who

Episode 75 – James and the Amazing Time Traveling Duster

September 26, 2017

Time travel emerged in science fiction at the end of the nineteenth century and remains a popular concept in modern storytelling. Imagine, traveling to the past to see events long gone…

Episode 74 – Dragon Con 2017 Trivia Contest!

September 12, 2017

Dragon Con 2017 marked the first official Boldly Going Somewhere “Trivia” Contest, in which a group of sixteen mostly-willing contestants faced off in a battle royale that tested the limits of their convention knowledge and general sense of humor.
Krrish from the popular Bollywood superhero film

Episode 73 – Netflix Roulette with Krrish

August 15, 2017

With Bohler stuck in West Palm Beach, Louis helps him pass the time by playing a round of Netflix Roulette, and oh boy, did they pick a winner – the massively successful Bollywood superhero film Krrish.
Witcher Pop Figures

Episode 72 – Each Sold Separately

August 8, 2017

Whether it’s haggling for a great buy at a convention or setting up eBay alerts in hopes of finding your “white whale” – when it comes to collectibles, we get it.
Sara Ryder from Mass Effect Andromeda

Episode 71 – Regarding Ryder

July 11, 2017

So, we finished Mass Effect: Andromeda and have a lot to say. Between open-ended plot threads and non-sensical story elements, is this the final lackluster hurrah for the series?
An image of characters getting old from the episode "The Inner Light" from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Episode 70 – Old Laser Gorillas

June 27, 2017

It sucks admitting it, but we’re getting older. And kids these days – geez! They’ll never get to experience the joy of renting videos at Blockbuster, dealing with CD players skipping, or racking up long distance bills on their parent’s dime.
Image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Episode 69 – Wonder Woman Review

June 13, 2017

After a long struggle to the big screen, Wonder Woman makes the most of her first solo effort in what is easily the most refreshing comic book movie in years, if not ever.
Art featuring popular 80s cartoon characters

Episode 68 – Does It Hold Up?

May 16, 2017

We rewatched a handful of old cartoons and other series from the 80s and 90s to answer an important question – does any of it still hold up today?
Render image of a city after an apocalypse

Episode 67 – Choose Your Own Post-Apocalypse

May 9, 2017

From nuclear armageddon to bio-engineered zombie outbreak, humanity has a timeless fascination with the end of the world. We discuss what it takes to craft a good apocalypse and share our favorite stories of civilization’s collapse.

Episode 66 – Star Wars Celebration 2017

May 2, 2017

If you’re a Star Wars fan, is going to Celebration worth it? Jen, Felicia and Louis discuss their shared experience of attending their first one – the good, the bad, and the lines

Episode 65 – Ain’t Got Time For That

April 25, 2017

Special guest and certified parent Matt joins Louis and Andrew for an episode about something we can all relate to – balancing the responsibilities in our lives with the things we enjoy doing the most.
The cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series.

Episode 64 – Shouldn’t Buffy Be Cookies By Now?

April 3, 2017

When Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired back in 1997 it was a groundbreaking hit show that resonated with viewers of all types and it’s cultural impact is still evident today.

Episode 63 – This is What it Feels Like

March 7, 2017

Logan is a magnificent film that ripped our hearts out. We spend time discussing the final X-appearances of Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart and the series emotional jabs and uppercuts we took.
An MS Paint image from JIm'll Paint It of a Predator, Alien and the Terminator over the grave of Bill Paxton.

Episode 62 – Game Over, Man

March 1, 2017

In which we discuss the recent passing of the only actor to ever to be killed a Terminator, a Predator, and an Alien – the immortal Bill Paxton.
A screenshot of the crew from the game Mass Effect Andromeda

Episode 61 – Set a Course for Andromeda

January 31, 2017

We’re less than two months away until the next release in our favorite sci-fi action RPG series, Mass Effect Andromeda! We can hardly contain our excitement!
An image of an angry mob with torches from The Simpsons.

Episode 60 – Unpopular Opinions

January 24, 2017

Ever find yourself defending your viewpoint on a particular slice of pop culture? Do you have trouble understanding how someone can love something you hate so much? This episode is for you.
A image of a pixelated representation of a dumpster on fire with 2016 written on it's front.

Episode 59 – The CGI Merkin That Was 2016

January 5, 2017

We take a look back at the dumpster fire that was 2016, arguably one of the worst years on record for fans of celebrity pop culture. Hear our picks for best/worst movies of the year, and join in our heartbreak over lost icons.
2016
Image of the Rogue One crew

Episode 58 – Rogue One Review

December 20, 2016

Another year, another Star Wars movie. That’s the reality we live in now. With quantity however comes an inevitable loss of quality, and that’s sort of how we feel about Rogue One. It could have been something more.

Episode 57 – The Accidental X-Files

December 9, 2016

Normally when we record an episode, some of us stick around on Skype to just chat and hang out. In this particular case, we had so much to say on a particular topic that we just turned it into an episode!

Episode 56 – What Would Matlock Do?

November 29, 2016

Over half the crew gets together to reminisce about the best TV shows and video games from our formative years. Find out what show Bohler skipped school to watch and what our favorite cartoons series were.

Episode 55 – What The Prequels Should Have Been, Part 1

November 10, 2016

A couple of us finished watching The Clone Wars series for the first time, and in this episode they join our resident expert on the show to gush over it. Learn why this series has some of the best stories in Star Wars.

Episode 54 – The McGuyver Rises

October 25, 2016

This week is all about some of the best fall television (and Netflix) premieres, including Westworld and Luke cage. And as added bonus, we also attempt to (hilariously) provide plot synopsis for yet unseen new shows.

Episode 53 – I Am No Man

October 4, 2016

When you think of strong female protagonists in science fiction roles, who comes to mind? More importantly, how many characters can you list? We chat about the past and present representation of women these genres.

Episode 52 – Henry Fool Me Once

September 27, 2016

This week we try new things again – but this time with movies! Before recording, each host suggested a potentially obscure film that another host, who hadn’t seen it, choose to watch. Then we got together to talk about them!

Episode 51 – Life After Dragon Con

September 20, 2016

In this episode (almost) the entire crew of Boldly Going Somewhere hopped on Skype to participate in mutual post-Dragon Con therapy. We recap some of our experiences from this year and discuss returning to the real world.

Episode 50 – Live from Dragon Con 2016!

September 13, 2016

It’s our 50th episode! And we did this one live from Dragon Con 2016. This is undoubtedly our biggest show yet, and we have many amazing people to thank for that. Also, a certain someone ends up drinking way too much Fireball.

Episode 49 – Guilty Pleasures

August 23, 2016

Admit it – you have at least one guilty pleasure. A movie that you know is terrible, but you love anyway. There’s nothing wrong that. In this episode, we confess ours to each other and vote for the worst choice.

Episode 48 – Calibrate Your Riblets

August 16, 2016

This week we confer over the under-appreciated art of voice acting in video games and animation. Enjoy this in-depth conversation about our favorite voice artists and how the industry has changed over the years.

Episode 47 – Up to Eleven

August 10, 2016

Netflix’s new series Stranger Things came out of nowhere and took our lives by storm. Join us for a review of the amazing horror/drama/sci-fi/80’s montage and our attempt to answer some lingering questions the finale left us.

Episode 46 – Well That’s Neat

July 26, 2016

We get together to talk about the news coming out of San Diego Comic Con this year – the absolutely incredible trailer for Wonder Woman, a first look at Justice League, and all the other tantalizing tidbits to hit our feeds.

Episode 45 – From Page to Screen

July 19, 2016

We’re back from a short hiatus with an epic episode! This week we’re discussing screen adaptations of our favorite novels, and ones that never should have been made. It’s a fervent look into the screenwriting process.

Episode 44 – Dog Days of Summer

June 28, 2016

With absolutely nothing planned, and a bunch of random topics on the table, behold what’s probably the most casual episode in this show’s short history. It’s like an episode-long Current Obsessions segment!

Episode 43 – E3’s Broken Promises

June 14, 2016

After an impromptu review of the new Warcraft film, we discuss this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo – a mecca of dazzling demos and titillating trailers that usually amounts to a lot of disappointment.

Episode 42 – Gerard Butler’s Pudgy Cheeks

May 31, 2016

In homage to the excellent podcast How Did This Get Made?, we watched the horrendous Gods of Egypt and talk about the absolute absurdity of it. There’s also a nice chat about Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Episode 41 – So You Like Cats?

May 17, 2016

We get together to discuss Captain America: Civil War – what we liked (most of it), what didn’t work (not much), comparisons to the comic series (which was pretty bad), and the introduction of popular characters.

Episode 40 – Better on Cable?

May 10, 2016

Ever watch your favorite series and think “What if this was on HBO instead?” In this episode we explore the possibilities of certain properties being brought to HBO, Showtime, Netflix, or Hulu, instead of network television.

Episode 39 – Mass Effect: Your Shepard, Your Story

May 3, 2016

Presenting the first episode in a ongoing series about everyone’s favorite space commander – that’s right, we’re talking Mass Effect! For the inaugural discussion, we share triumphant and tragic stories of our ‘canon’ Shepards.

Episode 38 – Uncharted Territory

April 26, 2016

We spend some quality time talking about the Uncharted series of games – the nuts and bolts of why they are so well done, how Nathan Drake manages as a protagonist, and why keep coming back to them.

Episode 37 – Good to Be Bad

April 19, 2016

We all love the bad guy sometimes. Whether it’s a character we can relate to, or one we just love watching wreak havoc. Fact is, no hero is worth a damn without a good nemesis. So it’s time to talk about some of our favorite villains.

Episode 36 – A Trip to Long John Silver’s

April 4, 2016

Everyone watched the first 2 episodes of a television series they hadn’t seen and this is the result. Revel in the joy of a terrible Black Sails recap, learn about Outlander, and behold the birth of a Star Wars fan.

Episode 35 – Debate Series: The Galactic Empire

March 29, 2016

For the first episode of our new Debate Series we discuss The Galactic Empire – specifically, whether it was pure evil, or if they potentially brought good to the galaxy. Which side will win, and which will yell the most?

Episode 34 – Tri-Laser Boobies

March 22, 2016

Reboots and remakes. The mere mention of your favorite spectacle being “revitalized” by the industry is enough to make the blood boil. But before you rage quit the Internet, join us as we discuss reboots we actually WANT to see.

Episode 33 – Coming Soon

March 15, 2016

What better topic this week than the complicated art of movie trailers? We examine good trailers for bad movies, ones that are complete embarrassments, and fawn over recent favorites as well as trailers from years past.

Episode 32 – Thor-oughly Examining Ghostbusters

March 7, 2016

After reminiscing over the original Ghostbusters films and reviewing the very troubled history of the never-made Ghostbusters 3, the group shares thoughts about the upcoming Paul Feig all-female reboot.

Episode 31 – Dating Nerdy

March 1, 2016

We step back into reality this week and discuss dating and relationships in our modern culture. We touch on the importance of common interests within nerdy couples, and swap some online dating horror stories.

Episode 30 – Remember the Cant

February 23, 2016

A special guest joins the show to examine what may be one of the greatest science fiction stories to come along in the past decade – The Expanse. Season 1 of the SyFy series just wrapped up and it’s time to talk about it.

Episode 29 – The Vikinging

February 9, 2016

Ride to the gates of Vallahala (no, the other one) with us! The crew grabs their shields and sit down to recap the epic History Channel series Vikings before the start of it’s fourth season. Spoilers for all seasons!

Episode 28 – I Thought She Was With You

February 2, 2016

A look at the state of superhero films in 2016. We give our thoughts on DC’s direction, the introduction of magic into the Marvel cinematic universe, and exude our high hopes for the Wonder Woman film.

Episode 27 – That’s So Wizard

January 12, 2016

Still high on Star Wars, we attempt to tackle the copious amount of rumors and theories swirling around the Interweb regarding the major players in The Force Awakens. And mututally vote on their plausibility!
2015

Episode 26 – The Force Awakens Reaction Special

December 22, 2015

It’s the episode that’s been years in the making! A bunch of us saw The Force Awakens together on opening night, and what follows is a recording of our reactions upon arriving home. It’s quite the beautiful mess.

Episode 25 – Sarah’s Dad is Coming to Town

December 15, 2015

The Boldly Going Somewhere team is in the holiday spirit! We take a brief hiatus from talking about Star Wars (don’t worry, not for long) to wax nostalgic over Christmas specials from our favorite shows and movies.

Episode 24 – Just Let It In, James

December 10, 2015

It’s one week until The Force Awakens opens, and James returns from his virus-induced hibernation to discuss hype and hope for the film with Louis. This is a direct follow-up to Episode 1 (no, that that one) of this podcast.

Episode 23 – Your New Robot Overlords

November 24, 2015

For a change of pace, we dive into some deep topics this week such as biohacking, evolution, transhumanism and, of course, robots. It’s a smorgasbord of critical study and thought experiments. And we barely even mention Robopenises!

Episode 22 – The Great Microtransction Debate

October 28, 2015

When a modern video game is released, it’s pretty much guaranteed to offer some form of additional paid content beyond the initial purchase. That makes some people mad. Others don’t mind. What do you think?

Episode 21 – Getting Schwifty

October 15, 2015

Wub a lub a dub dub! Grab your portal gun and join us as we discuss the hit Adult Swim show Rick and Morty! We pick apart the minds of the creators and examine some of the darker elements of this cartoon comedy.

Episode 20 – The Eternal Grind

September 29, 2015

Have you ever stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to kill a raid boss? Farmed for materials for so long that you forget to eat? Our resident World of Warcraft veteran talks about the positives and pitfalls of MMORPGs.

Episode 19 – Growing Up Nerdy

September 22, 2015

Avenging Force is back to discuss a more personal topic – growing up nerdy. We talk about family interactions, how we had support (and were picked on) for our interests, and what it was like loving fantasy and sci-fi in the pre-Internet era.

Episode 18 – Survival of the Drunkest

September 15, 2015

We wake up for long enough to offer some helpful tips and tricks for surviving the geek mecca that is known as Dragon Con. Catch some useful tidbits on navigation, personal care, and costuming.

Episode 17 – Dragon Road

September 11, 2015

Witness us and hitch a ride on the historic Dragon Road! This episode was recorded and streamed live from Dragon Con 2015 with a bunch of our wonderful friends. We talk about the con, what it means to us, and swap stories.

Episode 16 – Spark of Rebellion

August 25, 2015

In a frantic, last-ditch effort to get an episode recorded before DragonCon, we pick an easy topic of discussion – Star Wars Rebels. How does the fledgling show compare against the long-running Clone Wars series?

Episode 15 – Erik Lehnsherr, Nazi Hunter

August 18, 2015

Boldly Going Somewhere is here to open up another can of theoretical worms. The topic: villains that deserve their own film. Covering comics, games, cartoons, and movies, we each list of our top picks and vote on them.

Episode 14 – Frog Blast the Vent Core!

August 11, 2015

Two special guests join the show to discuss the past, present and future of the popular game developer Bungie. We get nostalgic over the olden days of Macintosh gaming and review their complicated history.

Episode 13 – The Arrow and The Devil

August 4, 2015

Arrow. Daredevil. Two iconic characters that have recently undergone a major resurgence on two great television shows. But which series is stronger? We take a deep look at the similarities and differences between the two.

Episode 12 – Triforce Transporter

July 30, 2015

Recent backlash over the film Pixels (currently rating a whopping 18% on Rotten Tomatoes) leads us on a path to find an answer to a burning question: why are movies based on video games so terrible?

Episode 11 – The Star Wars EU-logy Special

July 28, 2015

Star Wars fans – you owe it to yourselves to take this emotional journey down memory lane. We’re joined by the lovely ladies of Avenging Force and pour our collective hearts out over the death of the Expanded Universe.

Episode 10 – The Only Way to Win is Not to Play

July 23, 2015

Ever wanted to know about EVE Online but were too afraid to ask? Do we have the episode for you! A special guest the show to provide insight into the popular space spreadsheet-based MMORPG.

Episode 9 – In a World…

July 12, 2015

Here’s a thought experiment: let’s say you were taken away, as you are, and forced to live out your days in a sci-fi/fantasy/geekdom world or universe. Now choose one and then see if you agree with our picks!

Episode 8 – Crazy Taxi is Crazy

July 1, 2015

Two special guests join the program to tackle an elephant in the room – the video games industry. Join us as we lament over the now common practices of timed DLC and merchant-specific pre-order bonuses.

Episode 7 – Comic Quandaries

June 27, 2015

Boldly Going Somewhere returns with a bang! And a pow! And maybe a biff. That’s right, we’re talking about comic books. And this is one hell of an issue! Our self-proclaimed comic book dummy learns from the best.

Episode 6 – The Return Journey

January 11, 2015

The boys are back in town – well, Middle Earth to be specific – as Boldly Going Somewhere returns from a nearly 6 month hiatus. Join us as we discuss Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy and just generally nerd out over Tolkien.
2014

Episode 5 – A Bunch of A-Holes

August 11, 2014

Arguably the best episode of Boldly Going Somewhere yet, we review what may be one of the greatest films of our generation: Guardians of the Galaxy. Join us for a musical review laden with drunken singing.

Episode 4 – Dawn of the Future Past Tomorrow

July 13, 2014

In this extra-special (and extra-long episode) of Boldly Going Somewhere, we discuss three of the best movies we’ve seen so far this summer. Hear us rave over a trio of really fun and highly intelligent films.

Episode 3 – Deconstructing the Doctor

July 7, 2014

Put on your scarf and dust off your fez – it’s time to talk about Doctor Who! With the new season only a month away, we discuss the direction the show has taken over the past 50 years and how we really feel about Matt Smith.

Episode 2 – Attack of the Thrones

June 30, 2014

For the second episode, we discuss what’s on everyone’s mind as of late – Game of Thrones. Join us as we review Season 4, share the moments that had us screaming like little girls, and learn the intricate history of Bro-vos.

Episode 1 – Force-Colored Goggles

May 26, 2014

Hey, listen! We finally recorded the first episode for our new podcast series, Boldly Going Somewhere. To kick things off, we discuss the hot topic of the last few months – Star Wars: Episode VII and all the changes it brings.