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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best Movies of the 80s Part 1

Mike is joined by GGR contributor James Rambo and special guest Emily Whitten to discuss their favorite 80s movies. They also talk about dealing with the legacy of actors, directors, and producers who have proven to be child molesters, rapists, or other types of horrible humans.

Recorded August 16th, 2019 via Skype.

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Overflow on the Mic - What We're Watching

Mike and MC combine forces for “Overflow on the Mic” to discuss the shows they’re currently watching or have just finished. They go into great detail about the final season of Orange is the New Black and Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys.

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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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Best Movies of the 70s Part 1

For the month of August, we’re talking movies! The GGR Pirate Radio crew started with the 70s. Join Mike, Steve, TK and special guest Ulysses E. Campbell of Fantastic Forum as they discuss their favorite movies from the disco era.

Recorded Friday August 2nd, 2019 via Skype.

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The Year of Spider-Man

Mike and MC discuss the renaissance Spider-Man has been experiencing. From the success of last year’s Into the Spider-Verse to the PS4 game and to the Tom Holland-led MCU’s films, Spider-Man has been on top of the world. James Rambo joins Mike and MC a little later to join the conversation.

Recorded Friday July 6th, 2019 via Skype.

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The Diner - The Movies of 1989

Mike, Steve, MC and Ulie discuss the incredible line up of movies that came out in 1989 “at the Diner.” With the 30th anniversary of the release of arguably the biggest comic book inspired summer blockbuster, Tim Burton’s Batman, the crew discuss it’s impact and compare Batman and Superman as characters and what they represent.

Recorded June 21st, 2019 via Skype.

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Geek Sheets - GOT, Arrow and Avengers

Mike, Steve, MC and special guest Ulysses E. Campbell discuss the month’s geeky/nerdy news. Topics include: the Game of Thrones prequels, the impact on tourism the show has had, Mike catching up on “The Arrow,” the two Avengers games coming out in 2020, and Avengers: Endgame adding some post-credit scenes and their push for the #1 box office record.

Recorded June 21st, 2019 via Skype.

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Geek Sheets - Captain Marvel Special!

In honor of Captain Marvel’s epic opening, this month’s Geek Sheets podcast is all about the photon-blasting Kree warrior! Mike, MC and special guest Emily Whitten discuss the massive box office numbers of the movie, Brie Larson’s special visit on opening weekend and some of the twists and turns the movie took.

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Captain Marvel Commentary and Discussion

Mike, Steve, MC Brooks and special guest Ulysses E. Campbell discuss Marvel's latest release, Captain Marvel. They discuss the fervor and anger surrounding the movie, a growing trend with many recently released films. The episode is completely spoiler-free!

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