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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.”

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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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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
"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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Geek Sheets - D23 News Part 2
Geek Sheets - D23 News Part 1

Mike, Steve, MC and special guest Ulysses E. Campbell of Fantastic Forum discuss some of the big news out of D23. They focus on the Disney Plus announcement and the teaser trailer for Jon Favreau’s “The Mandalorian” series.

Records August 30th, 2019 via Skype.

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Bonus Episode - Chicken Sandwiches, Corporations, and Scumbags

A special mid-week podcast! Mike, MC, Steve and Rambo talk about the Chick Fil A/Popeyes twitter battle, the morality of chicken sandwiches, and navigating through a world where nothing is pure and untainted any longer.

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Best Movies of the 90s

Mike, Steve, MC and Rambo discuss their favorite 90s movies

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The MCU & Sony Spider-Break Up

Mike, Steve, MC and Rambo discuss the Spider-Man news of the MCU and Sony being unable to reach a deal to continue their relationship. Who’s to blame? Can it be fixed? What kind of stories could we see going forward if the relationship is fractured?

Recorded Friday August 23rd via Skype.

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Best Movies of the 80s Part 2

Mike, Rambo and special guest Emily Whitten return for part 2 of the best movies of the 80s! But first, Mike discusses with Emily the reception her comic “The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep” has received as she took it to various comic cons across the country this summer. Then, the trio discuss more of their favorite 80s movies. They also delve into some of the topics that were appropriate then but not so now.

Recorded August 16th, 2019 via Skype.

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Overflow on the Mic - Our Duty to Bianca

Mike and MC team up for a new mash up project “Overflow on the Mic.”

The two do an editorial of sorts for their previous episode about the Bianca Devins Tragedy and clean up what the real cause of her horrific death was: toxic masculinity.

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The Random Question Generator Part 2

Part 2 of the Random Question Generator! Mike, Steve, and MC discuss topics that range from hats to technology to the different cities where we wouldn’t mind living.

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Best Movies of the 70s Part 2

Mike, Steve, TK and Ulie continue their conversation about the best movies of the 70s.

Recorded August 2nd, 2019 via Skype.

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