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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.”

Interview with Steve Conley

Mike, Steve, and Rambo welcome back the wonderfully talented Steve Conley to the Great Geek Refuge. They discuss with Mr. Conley their favorite comics from 2018. They then discuss with Steve how he got into art, what motivates him, and so much more (including his favorite sandwich of course).

Recorded January 12th, 2019 via Skype at the Great Geek Recording Studios.

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The Diner - Interview with Lan Pitts Part 2

Part 2 of our GGR Pirate Radio interview with Lan Pitts, author of WWE: Forever. Mike and MC discuss with Lan “in the Diner” his likes and dislikes when it comes to food, music, movies, and more! Tune in and get to know a little bit more about Lan!

Recorded Friday January 11th 2019 via Skype.

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The Diner - Interview with Lan Pitts

Mike and MC invite writer Lan Pitts with them to "the Diner." Lan is the writer of Boom Studios' "WWE: Forever" which comes out January 30th. Mike, MC and Lan discuss the project and their mutual love of professional wrestling.

Recorded January 11th, 2019 via Skype.

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The Diner - 2019 Look Forward Part 2

Part 2 of the premiere episode of “The Diner:” our round-table discussion podcast about those geeky things we’ve all talked about around a plate of pancakes with our friends. Mike, Steve and MC cover more of the things they’re looking forward to in 2019.

Recorded January 4th, 2019 via Skype.

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The Diner - 2019 Look Forward

We all had awesome geeky conversations with our friends in a diner of some sort growing up, so GGR Pirate Radio now has a show that replicates those late night talks. Mike, Steve and MC discuss what they're looking forward to in 2019.

Recorded Friday January 4th, 2019 via Skype.

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Year In Review Part 2: Movies, TV & Comics

Part 2 of our 2018 Year In Review! Mike, Steve, MC and Steve talk about their favorite movies, TV shows, comics, and books. Plus they gave some shoutouts and thank yous to everyone who’s been a part of the podcasts or website this year.

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Year In Review Part 1: Sports, Video Games & Music

Mike, Steve, MC, and Rambo discuss their favorite moments from 2018. First up is sports, video games, and music.

Recorded Friday December 28th, 2018 via Skype.

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Disney World Recap, Elseworlds, Spider-Verse and Best Presents

Happy Holidays! Mike and MC are holding down the fort as Steve is out with bronchitis and Rambo is busy at work. The two discuss Mike’s recent Disney World trip, the CW Arrow-verse Elseworlds crossover, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the best Christmas presents they ever received as kids.

Recorded via Zencastr on December 21st, 2018.

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Splash Page: Aquaman

Do you think Aquaman sucks? Boy, are you wrong! Listen to Mike and MC talk to James Rambo explain how awesome Aquaman is as a character and what to expect with his new movie in the triumphant return of the Splash Page!

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Geek Sheets for November - Star Wars News, A New Luthor, Aquaman/Amazon Team Up and R.I.P. Stan Lee

Mike, Steve, MC and special guest Ulysses E. Campbell discuss the biggest news in the geeky/nerdy world for the month of November. Topics include: Disney’s announcement of a new Star Wars series featuring Diego Luna’s Rogue One character Cassian Andor, Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano announced as stars in Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, Jon Cryer announced as the new Lex Luthor on CW’s Supergirl series, An Amazon Prime/Aquaman team up for early access and discussion of the passing of comic legend Stan Lee.

Recorded Friday November 30th, 2018 via Skype.

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Ernie Grunfeld or Bruce Allen: Who Is The Worst?

Mike and MC Brooks discuss who’s the crappier GM: Ernie Grunfeld or Bruce Allen. They are later joined by Steve and Ulysses E. Campbell of Fantastic Forum to discuss the state of the NFL with more players recently getting in trouble for domestic violence.

Recorded Friday, November 30th, 2018 via Skype.

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GGR Pirate Radio - Nostalgia November: Best Year Ever?

Mike and Steve have guests MC Brooks, Ulysses E. Campbell and James Rambo on the show to discuss the “best year ever” when it came to movies, TV, sports, music, comics and video games.

Recorded at the Circuit City Memorial Studios on November 9th, 2018.

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Best Video Games of the 2000s

Mike, Steve, MC and guest C-Gats discuss their favorite video games of the first decade of the 2000s.

Recorded at the FXBG Public Radio Studios on Friday October 26th, 2018.

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Geek Sheets - Wonder Woman 2 Pushed Back, Luke Cage Cancelled, and The Favreau/Lucas BFF Connection

Mike, Steve, MC Brooks and special guest C-Gats discuss the Geek Sheets for the 4th week of October. Topics include: Wonder Woman 84 pushed back, Luke Cage gets canned, and George Lucas on set of “The Mandalorian” with Jon Favreau. Plus, in what is becoming a weekly segment, Mike plays another clip from Rob Paulsen’s “Talkin Toons.”

Recorded at the FXBG Public Radio Studios on Friday October 26th, 2018.

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Geek of the Week - Erik Meyer of Gourmeltz

With the relaunch of GGR comes a renewed focus on people who are doing awesome things they are passionate about. Whether it's music, art, writing, podcasting, or any other pursuit, those who are "geeky" about the things they love are welcome here, and once a month we will have a "Geek of the Week" who gets our focus. Now, I know what you're thinking: why is it "Geek of the Week" when they get a whole month? Because geek doesn't rhyme with month. Duh. 

Our fourth "Geek of the Week" is professional chef and general manager of Gourmeltz and long-time friend of GGR, Erik Meyer. Mike and Erik discuss the history of the Gourmeltz, how he got into cooking and why he loves working for owner Matt Strickland. They also discuss Erik’s love of Pittsburgh sports, his dogs, video games and how he’s recruited friends and significant others to join his Gourmeltz team.

Recorded at Gourmeltz in Massaponax, Virginia on October 21st, 2018. 

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The Best Spooky Media

Mike, Steve and Andy talk about the Halloween remake and other remakes…then they fall down the rabbit hole of Nicolas Cage’s career. James Rambo joins them later to discuss some great spooky media.

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Geek Sheets - Iron Fist Cancelled, Black Suit for Supes, and Spidey's New Threads

Mike and Steve are joined by long time GGR contributor Andy Bartsch to discuss this week’s geek sheets. Topics include: The cancellation of Iron Fist on Netflix, set photos from the CW/DC Universe crossover featuring a black-suited Superman, and some new outfit combos for the upcoming Spider-Man film. Plus, Mike, Steve and Andy play some hilarious clips from Rob Paulsen’s “Talking Toons.”

Recorded at the Blockbuster Memorial Studios Friday October, 20th 2018.

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