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Upcoming Episodes

Monday, February 28, 2022 Three Top-10 lists! Most Overappreciated Sci-Fi Films part 2

Blast from the past part two! In the second part of this "lost" episode, John and former host Liane Allen have another conversation with fil...

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Roy Thomas! Comics! Partying in Vermont! His life as a rocker! And more!

Special video episode! John gets to talk with one of his heroes, the legendary Roy Thomas! We discuss his life in comics, antics at the legendary Rutl...

Monday, January 31, 2022 Three Top-10 lists! Most Overappreciated Sci-Fi Films part 1

Blast from the past! In part one this "lost" episode, John and former host Liane Allen have another conversation with filmmaker Bill Simmon ...

Monday, January 17, 2022 Does Gen Z Own Star Trek Now? Lacy Baugher Milas joins Jim and John to talk this and many other things.

Lacy Baugher Milas (Den of Geek, The Nerdist, SyFy Wire, and more), Jim, and John discuss Star Trek's "generations" and the way the series has changed...

Monday, January 3, 2022 Weekly World News CEO Greg D'Alessandro guests (with intro featuring Shannon Wheeler)

John and Jim are joined by Weekly World News CEO and Editor-in-Chief Greg D'Alessandro on the rebirth of the revered publication and the many new...

Monday, December 20, 2021 Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man) on the Mueller Report, The Bible, the quality of Portland coffee, and what's still funny

John and Jim have a freewheeling chat with Shannon Wheeler (God is Disappointed in You, The New Yorker) about Shannon's work, The Bible, social m...

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...

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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