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Episode 4 – The Whithertos and the Why Fors

In this episode, Sam answers questions about job changes, dishes, and relationships!

 

As we find our feet, we’ll be appearing in the After the Hype podcast feed every Tuesday at 10:00am.

 

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Episode 3 – Denethor and Dogs

In this episode, Sam answers questions about dogs, lots and lots of dogs!

 

Here’s the article I was referencing about sperm counts.

 

As we find our feet, we’ll be appearing in the After the Hype podcast feed every Tuesday at 10:00am.

 

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Episode 2 – Bring Forth the Ring

In this episode, Sam answers questions about politics, iPhones, and even Tinder!

 

As we find our feet, we’ll be appearing in the After the Hype podcast feed every Tuesday at 10:00am.

 

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Episode 1 – Concerning Hobbits

In this episode, Sam answers questions regarding children, new jobs, indoor plumbing and even trolls!

 

As we find our feet, we’ll be appearing in the After the Hype podcast feed every Tuesday at 10:00am.

 

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Bryan Dressel for help with editing.

 

On Quitting

We need to take a step back and look at why we love the things we love.

 

This past weekend, I watched Hannah Gadsby’s comedy special, “Nanette,” on Netflix. It was a revelation. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say her words confirmed and shaped some things that had been percolating at the edges of my subconscious for the last several years. In the special, which you should absolutely watch if you have not yet, Gadsby talks about why she is quitting comedy, how jokes are only two parts — setup and punchline — and not a whole story. Essentially, she says comedians create tensions through their setups so that the punchlines can break it, and she no longer wants to create tension. She wishes to instead create connection. Rather than use comedy to obfuscate her painful past, she tells the rest of the stories that inspired her funniest bits, and the humor goes away, but something so much deeper remains.

 

This week, I had meant to write about why I have quit consuming and engaging with so much of nerd culture in recent years. And while I cannot make quite so eloquent a connection as Hannah Gadsby with the two parts versus a whole story metaphor, I can say that I think it’s to do with how mistaking engaging with pop culture the same as engaging with and influencing our communities.

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Samantha Garrison belongs to a Saint Bernard named Laddi, so her life is an endless stream of drool. She believes in Ewoks, the true saviors of the galaxy far far away, Tilda Swinton, and a world without Jurassic Park sequels.

Episode #225 – Best Picture Winner Battle!

We’re back and we’re doing battle once more! This time we’re fighting over Best Picture Winner, and we’ve brought in special guest Mike Nayyar to join the fray. Samantha Garrison and Christopher Ortiz are back to fill in for Emily and Chewie. Hannibal Lecter also makes an appearance, giving us a bit of a scare. It’s a jam-packed episode filled with fun and frenzied fighting, so don’t waste another minute and give the episode a listen!

 

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