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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.”

Posts tagged MC Brooks
5th Year Anniversary Special!

It’s the 5 year anniversary of the Great Geek Refuge!! Mike, Steve, and Rambo talk about the early days of GGR including a scary, early moment with a reddit account. There’s a great combination of reminiscing and current conversations as there's also an appearance by MC Brooks and C Gats from Blerdcon 2019. Tune in and enjoy our 2 hour special!

Recorded July 12th, 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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The Diner - WTF Boston??

Mike, Steve, and MC have a “Diner” conversation about the reputation of the sports fans of Boston. The also delve into racism in sports both from players and fans alike.

Recorded June 14th, 2019 via Skype.

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Happy Father's Day

Mike, Steve and MC (with a quick appearance by TK who had to go have Chinese food with her Dad) talk about Father’s Day. They discuss the life lessons they learned, the wisdom that was imparted on them and how they try to integrate that into their own fatherhood.

Recorded Friday, June 14th 2019 via Skype.

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Worth the Wait

Mike, MC, Rambo and TK discuss sports, movies, TV shows, and comics that had a pay off that was worth the wait.

Recorded June 7th, 2019 via Skype.

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Disney World, Galaxy's Edge oh...and WIL WHEATON!!!

Mike tells Steve and MC about his trip to Walt Disney World, his unexpected meeting of Wil Wheaton (nicest dude ever, btw) and what’s coming up for the new Galaxy’s Edge Star Wars themed land in Disney World and Disneyland. The trio then discuss Avengers: Endgame, it’s continued success at the box office and some of the deleted scenes.

Recorded May 24th, 2019 via Skype.

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"The Civil War" Discussion

Mike recently watched the PBS documentary "The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns" on Netflix. He, Steve and MC discuss the documentary and the conversations it still inspires in today's world.

Recorded May 24th, 2019 via Skype.

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2019 Free Comic Book Day at Flashback Comics!

Mike and MC were lucky enough to be guests of Flashback Comics in Woodbridge, Virginia for Free Comic Book Day 2019! They spoke with event organizer Marc Lutz and special guest Jon St. John! Not only is Jon the voice of Duke Nukem, Big the Cat from Sonic Adventures, and Dusty from Rad Rodgers , he’s the face of NotCon at Sea! Check out his site right here to see where you can meet him yourself! Plus, we get a surprise appearance from Wes Johnson and his swattah!

Recorded live at Flashback Comics on May 4th, 2019.

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"Music As Food" Analogies

A trip to Washington, D.C., meeting the whole GGR crew, hitting up a comic shop, eating delicious burgers, Dream Theater concert, experimental music, AwesomeCon preview and more.

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Episode About Nothing

Anyone familiar with Seinfeld knows that a “show about nothing” is actually about something. This episode, Mike and MC talk about “nothing,” starting with male entitlement, how to be an ally, feminism, Dave Chapelle, music and more. Give it a listen!

Recorded Friday April 19th, 2019 via Skype.

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Meet the "Gorls"

Mike, Steve and MC are joined by their newest podcasters, Tricia aka “TK” and Jasmine aka “Janelle Hart: The Mouth of the South.” Get to know the ladies that you’ll be hearing more from soon on the Great Geek Refuge.

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The Diner - With Emily Whitten

Mike and MC are joined “at the Diner” by author and well-versed geek, Emily Whitten. They discuss her upcoming graphic novel The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep, 90s music, meeting heroes, favorite sandwiches and french fries, Emily’s go-to VHS movies as a kid, and so much more. Give it a listen and hit up her website theemilyesse.com and pre-order a copy of her book today!

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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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"Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

Mike, Steve, MC and Ulie discuss the Bryce Harper saga and talk about the biggest heartbreaking and franchise changing signings for their favorite sports teams.

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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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