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GGR Pirate Radio

GGR Pirate Radio really exemplifies the "pirate radio" mantra. We talk movies, video games, relationships, comics, TV, sports, music and everything else under the sun. The only format: there is no format. All are welcome to talk about the thinks they “geek out” over as long as you follow the only rule: “don’t be a juicebag.”

Tribute to "The Hill Hippie" Deven Morgan

Mike dedicates a portion of the show to his friend Deven Morgan, AKA the Hill Hippie. Deven passed away in a traffic accident and Mike wanted to devote some time to a kind, caring friend who is gone before his time. May he rest in peace. Listen to Mike's tribute and a clip of Deven's time on GGR Pirate Radio.

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District of Champions

Mike and MC celebrate the Nationals World Series victory. They discuss the improbable nature of their historic playoff run and how amazing the last 18 months have been for sports in the DC Metro area.

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Fantasy NFL GM

Mike, Steve and MC play Fantasy NFL GM. How would they improve the dumpster fire that is Washington football and the surprisingly unimpressive Pittsburgh squad?

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Excitement in DC, Social Media Woes and Geeky Things

Mike, Steve and MC discuss the current mood in DC with the Nationals battling for the World Series, the issues with social media and some geeky/nerdy news.

Recorded Friday October 25th, 2019 via Skype.

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From New Kids to NL Champs

Mike, MC, Ulie and special guest Paul Craft discuss the incredible growth of the Nationals from Montréal castoff to 2019 National League Champions. With the recent success of the Caps, Mystics and Nats have the D.C. sports teams rewritten their narrative as chokers? The 4 discuss all the implications including giving their true feeling on Bryce Harper and whether there’s any truth to his signing with Philly being the catalyst for this historic run.

It’s an extended episode! Enjoy Nats and DC Sports fans!

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More Nats Talk, Paps Was Right & Our Love of Sports

Mike, Steve, and MC discuss baseball a little more, specifically making fun of Bryce Harper and cheering on the Nationals. They rank the biggest hits in Nationals history and talk about some of their moments of glory while playing sports as adults.

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DC Sports WIN???

Mike and Steve discuss the turn of fortune that DC Sports seems to be experiencing. They are later joined by MC Brooks as the trio discuss the Nationals thrilling extra-inning victory against the Dodgers in the deciding game 5, the utter collapse of the Atlanta Braves (and Mike’s joy in watching them fail) and some of the other teams’ success.

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Joker: discussion and review

Mike, Steve and MC discuss DC's newest film, the Todd Phillips' directed "Joker." Mike picks apart the issues he had with the film's message and execution, using reviews from James Rambo, Sherin Nicole and Ulysses E. Campbell as sources reinforcing his points.

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Disney-prepping and Personal Takeaways

Mike and Steve discuss Mike’s upcoming Disney World vacation, in particular his first trip to Galaxy’s Edge, the Star Wars Land in Hollywood Studios. They also discuss things that they have learned from each other in the time they’ve been doing GGR.

Recorded October 4th, 2019 via Skype.

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Wild Cards and Fantasy Careers

Mike and Steve talk about the Nats amazing come-from-behind Wild Card victory, the epic “Cueto” chant from Pittsburgh Wild Card games of past seasons, and how they envision themselves if they were professional athletes.

Recorded October 5th, 2019 via Skype.

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Unmistakeable

Mike, Steve, MC and special guest C Gats discuss musicians that are one of a kind, that you couldn’t possibly mistake for another singer or group.

Recorded September 27th, 2019 via Skype.

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Geek Sheets - "Beginning of Fall" Edition

Mike, Steve, MC and special guest C Gats discuss some of the pressing geeky news of the moment. Topics include: the new Breaking Bad movie El Camino and it’s upcoming release, casting news from the new The Batman film, the deleted post-credit scene from Iron Man that prefaced some cool crossovers back in 2008, and all the insanity of more Sony/MCU Spider-Man news.

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The Diner - Interviews and Jobs
Pittsburgh and DC Football and the 51st State?

Mike, Steve, MC and Ulie continue their conversation about the 2019 football season. Ulie also gives the crew some insight into the initiative for DC to become the 51st state.

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"The Frog and the Scorpion"

The “cold open” becomes it’s own episode! Mike, Steve, MC and Ulie are “at the Diner” discussing Mindhunter, Turn: Washington’s Spies, and trying to live your life without drama. The conversation turns to sports, in particular the dumpster fire that is Washington football. Where does loyalty end when your favorite team’s ownership and management are not committed to improving the team?

Recorded September 20th, 2019 via Skype.

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College Scandals and Comedy Controversy

Mike and MC discuss Felicity Huffman’s jail time for her involvement in a college admissions bribery scandal. Is anyone really shocked that a rich, white person bought their child a spot in a prestigious college? The two also discuss the issues with the college system currently in place. They also talk about comedians like Dave Chappelle who claim to be “censored” or “cancelled” yet continue to make millions. They discuss Chappelle’s recent special and the biggest insult it created: it wasn’t funny.

Recorded September 13th, 2019 via Skype.

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RIP Eddie Money, Friday the 13th, The BBC & Washington FB Sucks

Mike and MC are running the podcast this evening! They discuss some recent news such as the passing of rock star Eddie Money, the meaning of Friday the 13th and some talk about numerology. They also discuss Bang Bros offering $10 million for the naming rights to the Miami Heat’s arena and the awful disgrace that is Washington NFL football.

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Mt. Bustmore and More Listener Questions

MC Brooks came up with the idea of Mt. Bustmore: the biggest busts in drafts, free agency, ownership, management, etc for our respective teams and some infamous busts such as Jamarcus Russell. Not really a bust, but they also discuss Vince Young and his $5,000 a week Cheesecake Factory tab. They also answer questions from Jeremy K. Lee and Yolanda Harvey about the Spider-Man Marvel/Sony spat and the glut of 80s and 90s movie remakes.

Recorded Friday Sept 6th, 2019 via Skype

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Listener Questions - Football Mt. Rushmore

Mike, Steve, and MC answer some listener questions. First one was courtesy of Dave Thomas, a fellow podcaster. He asked “What is your Washington football Mt. Rushmore?” Mike and MC cover their DC football pantheon plus Steve gives his take on his best Steelers of all time.

Recorded Friday September 7th, 2019 via Skype

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WTF Did We Just Watch??? The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

Special Bonus Episode!

Did you see the trailers and ads for The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot and say “hey, this looks outlandish and possibly amazing” like Mike did? Well…if you’re still thinking you might want to see this movie then don’t listen to this podcast. Mike and MC saw it and rip into the film, recounting the plot to Steve and Ulysses. Special guest, Ulysses E. Campbell of Fantastic Forum also takes the time to give a respectful tribute to the recent passing of Valerie Harper. Give it a listen!

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