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Sunday, December 5, 2021 Jenny Jarzabski of United Paizo Workers and Paizo Freelancer Joe Blomquist: Are Unions Finally Coming to the Nerdosphere?

John and Jim are joined by RPG company Paizo (Pathfinder, Starfinder) staffer Jenny Jarzabski (a member of the United Paizo Workers union) and freelan...

Monday, November 22, 2021 Caitlin Rosberg (The AV Club) on Dune and the nexus of genre, format, form, and media.

Caitlin Rosberg joins Jim and John to discuss the Dune film and the sometimes uneasy handshake between movie adaptations and their source material wit...

Sunday, November 7, 2021 George Marston (GamesRadar+) on NFTs, their role in the comics industry, and what the heck they are, anyway

George Marston of GamesRadar+ is here to explain Non-Fungible Tokens to you. We discuss their appeal, their limitations, and their implications to art...

Sunday, October 24, 2021 John and Jim review the buzz going into and coming out of DC Fandome

DC Fandome has passed. What sounds good? What looked good? What looked "meh," and what's the buzz around the Milestone Initiative, the ...

Monday, September 27, 2021 Zena Marie Therrien (Broken Compass, Emanation) on the Treatment and Status of Latinas in Film

Writer and Independent Film Actor (Emanation, Broken Compass) Zena Marie Therrien, MSW,  on where Latinas stand in Hollywood's move toward divers...

Monday, September 13, 2021 Peter Galbraith on What Went Wrong in Afghanistan (and Who's to Blame)

John and Special Guest Co-host Maryscott O'Connor break out of OWC's usual paradigm for an in-depth discussion with Author, Scholar, and Dip...

Monday, August 30, 2021 Field Archeologist Nathan White on Archeology in Genre Media (what they get wrong, and what they unfortunately get right)

John and Liane talk with Nathan White, the District Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison, US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District. We discuss port...

Sunday, August 15, 2021 Emmy-winner Steve Benen (The Rachel Maddow Show) on the politics of the past, present, and future - as well as Star Trek, Firefly (and X-Men...?)

Steve Benen joins us to discuss his book The Impostors: How Republicans Quit Governing and Seized American Politics, living with a "post-policy&q...

Sunday, August 1, 2021 Sean Branney and Andrew Leman (Co-founders, The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society) on the "art vs. artist debate" and more

Sean and Andrew join John and Liane for a deep dive into the "art vs. artist debate," looking at H.P. Lovecraft and his life, but also discu...

Sunday, July 18, 2021 Alexander Dunst ("The World According to Philip K Dick"): PKD's Legacy, Impact, and more.

Liane and I have a conversation with Alexander Dunst, Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Paderborn in Germany. Alex is a PKD...

Sunday, July 4, 2021 Film Critic Margot Harrison: The Ever-Changing Meaning of "Strong Woman Character"

John and Liane are joined by Seven Days film critic and editor Margot Harrison discussing the evolution of the "strong woman character" in g...

Sunday, June 20, 2021 Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool): comicsgate, the industry's cycles of outrage, and more

Comics industry "gossip columnist" and Bleedingcool.com founder Rich Johnston discusses "comicsgate" and how it fits into perennia...

About The Show

John Odum is a sometimes-freelance writer whose work has appeared in Bleeding Cool, The Guardian (online), and Huffington Post.

Jim Dandeneau reports on comics, television, and film for Den of Geek.

Liane Allen is an IT geek, with a passion for genre movies, progressive politics, and all things sci-fi.

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