All Who Wander: The Fellowship of the Ring Part 2 Feb23

All Who Wander: The Fellowship of the Ring Part 2...

Mae govannen, fellow wanderers, and welcome to episode two of All Who Wander, the in-depth audio exploration of one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s most famous works, The Lord of the Rings. In this episode, hosts Allison Barron, Kyla Neufeld, and Michael Boyce take a look through part two of The Fellowship of the Ring, examining the subtext behind the characters, the world, and the cultures inside. What differences appear between the elves of Lothlorien and Rivendell? Is Gandalf’s fall in Moria simply a textual retelling of Glorfindel’s death to a Balrog? What exactly was Boromir thinking when he was throwing those stones in the lake? Buy tickets to the All Who Wander live event. Galadriel and the Long Defeat by Kyla Neufeld Download and subscribe to the Infinity +1 feed on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Kyla’s Twitter: @mwboyce Michael’s Twitter: @rlandnews Geekdom House on Twitter:...

Episode 68 – Boss Battles / LEGO Batman Feb21

Episode 68 – Boss Battles / LEGO Batman...

The only podcast that uses pi when making pie, it’s Infinity +1! Jason and Kyle hold the fort this week against the tides of boredom with a boss-sized Question of the Week. After both breaking the rules and giving more than one answer, it’s over to Saved Files to hear about the LEGO Batman movie, the final(?) chapter in the Resident Evil movie franchise, and the one piece of advice that Dungeons & Dragons players never seem to take. Question of the Week: What is your favourite boss battle? Follow FanQuest on Facebook or Twitter The song in the break is Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 64 by Kenta Nagata. Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 67 – Weird Controllers / Suffering Feb14

Episode 67 – Weird Controllers / Suffering...

The only podcast still trying to find all the Skulltulas in Hyrule, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle start with a Question of the Week all about the weirdest ways video games want you to control them and Kyle shows us his Kickstarter Corner for two very different and very cool nerd properties. Question of the Week: What is your favourite peripheral video game controller? Then in the second segment, what do you do when a monster calls? Victoria Grace Howell’s article I Want It To Be Over explores the theme of suffering through the story of A Monster Calls. Is suffering part of our human nature or is it something we uniquely bring upon ourselves? Hear the hosts discuss suffering and share some of their own experiences on this week’s episode. Kyle’s Kickstarter Corner Mutant League Football (MFL) The Wyrmwood Magnetic Game Master Screen Follow FanQuest on Facebook or Twitter The song in the break is North Hill Transit Speed Run by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

All Who Wander: The Fellowship of the Ring Part 1 Feb09

All Who Wander: The Fellowship of the Ring Part 1...

Mae govannen, fellow wanderers, and welcome to the first episode of All Who Wander, an in-depth exploration of one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s most famous works, The Lord of the Rings. On this episode, hosts Allison Barron and Kyla Neufeld tackle part one of The Fellowship of the Ring, examining the plot, characters, and adventure of the legendary series through the lenses of fandom, diversity, and legend. Buy tickets to the All Who Wander live event. Download and subscribe to the Infinity +1 feed on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter:...

Episode 66 – YouTube Rabbit Hole / Ends v Means Feb07

Episode 66 – YouTube Rabbit Hole / Ends v Means...

We are Groot, it’s time for Infinity +1! Jason, Allison, and Kyle are back this week to take a different look at some of our favourite heroes in the Question of the Week. Then Jason takes us down his YouTube Rabbit Hole to a few channels he think other nerds need to see! Question of the Week: Who is your favourite hero that has some sort of disability? Then in the second segment, the hosts examine the question asked by Steven Sukkau in his article—Can We Forgive Rogue One’s Heroes? Many events in the Star Wars universe present a narrative from the rebellion’s point of view, but what makes them different than terrorists? What is the difference between pacifism and non-violence and how do you practically live it out? These questions and more are left largely answered (as usual) but its really about the journey, not the destination, right? Jason’s YouTube Rabbit Hole: Simone Giertz – A tour of my HOUSE BOAT! Punished Props – Prop: Shop – Destiny Hand Cannon Foam Prop Jenny Nicholson – If Rey is a Skywalker Follow FanQuest on Facebook or Twitter The song in the break is It’s Not Old Skool It’s Classic by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 65 – Anime / Ai-Kon Jan31

Episode 65 – Anime / Ai-Kon...

The only podcast that reads from right to left, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle are joined by Jacques Labrie from Ai-Kon to talk about everything anime! The Question of the Week and a very special Conundrum are just around the corner from Allison’s first Sweetdiculous Award and a strange tale from the town of Riverdale. Question of the Week: What is the weirdest anime you’ve ever watched and still enjoy? Then in the second segment, the hosts and Jacques tackle a few different angles on the history of anime. From Studio Ghibli to Dragon Ball Z, anime has as much variety has any other form of animation. What are some of the harmful stereotypes associated with it, where does it shine and what are its pitfalls? You’ll have to listen to find out! Sweetdiculous Award: Thor (2014) – From Marvel veteran Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman, this reboot of the Thor series starts with a mysterious female figure having taken the mantel of Thor. You may have the 3-year-old spoiler spoiled for you by now, but Allison says this series is Sweetdiculous! Support FanQuest on Facebook and Kickstarter The song in the break is It’s Not A Keygen by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Ai-Kon on Twitter: @aikonwinnipeg Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 64 – Dream Cosplay / Bullying Jan24

Episode 64 – Dream Cosplay / Bullying...

The only podcast with a degree in podcastology from Greendale Community College, its Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle ask a cosplay-themed QoTW before opening up some Saved Files from the last month or so. Question of the Week: What cosplay would you build for yourself if budget were no object?   Then in the second segment, Remember The Duel with Westley by Charles Sadnick remembers an iconic scene from The Princess Bride and challenges us to take a different look at it. The deep roots of bullying, the long standing effects some words can hold, and how actions that feel small can be much bigger to someone else—all of these topics and more in this week’s episode! Support FanQuest on Facebook and Kickstarter The song in the break is GB Hauz by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 63 – YouTube Rabbit Hole / People Jan17

Episode 63 – YouTube Rabbit Hole / People...

It’s time for Commander Shepard’s favourite podcast on the citadel, Infinity +1! This week Jason, Kyle and Allison muse about A Series of Unfortunate Events, and why it’s so delightfully bizarre. Then Jason takes us back down the YouTube Rabbit Hole with two (sorta) channels from his ever-deepening subscription list. Question of the Week: What interesting or strange book series would you like to see brought to life on Netflix? Then in the second segment, the article When You Treat People As Things by Kevin Cummings makes us take a long hard look at how we see people when they’re inconvenient to us. All three hosts share their experiences in learning the perspective of being one person in a big world. Jason’s YouTube Rabbit Hole: VetRanch DemolitionRanch OffTheRanch Games Done Quick Support FanQuest on Facebook and Kickstarter The song in the break is Failing Job Prospects by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 62 – FanQuest / Passengers Jan10

Episode 62 – FanQuest / Passengers...

Now with more infinity than ever before, it’s Infinity +1! Back for the first episode of 2017, Jason, Allison and Kyle talk about a few of their favourite things from the last year and share some details about the new convention Geekdom House is part of called FanQuest. Question of the Week: What were some of your favourite things this year? Then in the second segment, the new film Passengers is the topic of a discussion about the morality of hard decisions under extreme circumstances along with some questionable science and the concept of leaving everything you know behind for a new life. FanQuest on Facebook and Kickstarter The song in the break is Tracking Eva by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Star Wars Watchalong – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Jan03

Star Wars Watchalong – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi...

It’s bigger, badder, and shielded from the forrest moon of Endor, it’s Infinity +1! Join Jason, Jedi Master Michael Boyce and podcast regular Dustin Schellenberg as they watch through the original finale to the Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi. This episode was recorded just days after the announcement of Carrie Fisher’s passing and is dedicated to her and her legacy as Princess Leia Organa. This episode was brought to you by Ai-Kon’s Winterfest Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Dustin’s Twitter: @PDschellenberg Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Star Wars Watchalong – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Dec27

Star Wars Watchalong – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back...

Recorded in a tree hovel on Dagobah, its a special episode of Infinity +1! Jason is joined by Allison and occasional guest/Jedi Knight Michael Boyce to watch what many consider to be the strongest entry in the franchise—Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and joke through the entire thing for your amusement. Stay tuned to the feed for watchalong commentaries for the rest of the original trilogy throughout December and January in addition to the annual Star Wars Holiday Special episode recorded after the premiere of Rogue One. This episode was brought to you by Ai-Kon’s Winterfest Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 61 – Rogue One Holiday Special Dec20

Episode 61 – Rogue One Holiday Special...

It’s the official podcast of the Rebel Alliance, Infinity +1! This week is all about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story—like, seriously, if you haven’t watched it yet don’t come anywhere near this episode, there are so many spoilers. Jason, Allison and Kyle came straight from watching Rogue One to record their raw reactions and opinions about the movie, and there might even be a special Star Wars Conundrum to celebrate the occasion. A huge thank-you to Ai-Kon’s Winterfest for sponsoring this episode of Infinity +1. Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Star Wars Watchalong – Episode IV: A New Hope Dec13

Star Wars Watchalong – Episode IV: A New Hope...

A few days ago, at a location not that far from where they normally record, it’s a special episode of Infinity +1! Jason is joined by Kyle and occasional guest/padawan learner Michael Boyce to watch the movie that began the epic franchise — Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and make fun of it for your enjoyment. Stay tuned to the feed for watchalong commentaries for the rest of the original series throughout December in addition to the annual Star Wars Holiday Special episode after the premiere of Rogue One. This episode was brought to you by Ai-Kon’s Winterfest Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 60 – Christmas! / Iron Man 3 Dec06

Episode 60 – Christmas! / Iron Man 3...

The most popular podcast in the North Pole, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison and Kyle celebrate the beginning of the advent season with two holiday-appropriate Questions of the Week, and load up some Saved Files about what’s been keeping them busy and excited in the last few weeks. Question of the Week: What’s your favourite holiday tradition? Sub-question of the week: What’s your favourite Christmas song? Then in the second segment, Allison Barron’s article Iron Suit, Human Man: Abandoning Tony Stark examines how Tony dealt with (or rather, didn’t deal with) his PTSD and how other characters in the Marvel universe might have been more helpful to him and how they have their own issues. Links: Carol of the Bells – August Burns Red His Favourite Christmas Story – Capital Lights O Come All Ye Faithful (bluegrass) – The Lindsey Family The song in the break is Pig-Man by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 59 – Ron Glass / Fear Nov29

Episode 59 – Ron Glass / Fear...

I thought they smelled bad on the outside, its Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison and Kyle reminisce about the era of Mr. Plow and public television, and a new Kickstarter Corner will give you a place to invest in new geeky ideas. We also remember the legacy of actor Ron Glass, most known for his portrayal of Shepherd Book in Firefly. Question of the Week: If you had a weekly slot on low-budget public access TV, how would you fill it? The second segment isn’t scary, but it is all about fear. Fear of the Other by Michael Boyce and I Ain’t Afraid of No Truth by Kevin Cummings both approach a different kind of fear, so what can we learn about how we respond to different fears in our everyday lives? Is the fear in “God-fearing” the same fear as “we have not been given a spirit of fear”? You’ll have to listen to Infinity +1 to find out! Kickstarter Corner: 5-Minute Dungeon – Ends on Dec. 1, 2016 Shattered – Tale of the Forgotten King – Ends on Dec. 6, 2016 The song in the break is North Hill Transit Speed Run by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 58 – Fantastic Beasts / Artisic Intent Nov22

Episode 58 – Fantastic Beasts / Artisic Intent...

More fantastic than any magical beast, its Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison and Kyle are joined by long-time Geekdom House writer and friend of the show Kyla Neufeld. After the Question of the Week and a brief spoiler free discussion about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Jason summons the most diabolical Conundrum yet! Question of the Week: What trailer got you the most excited for a product? Then in the second half, our hosts discuss authorial intent. Does an author’s intention matter when it’s different from the reader’s experience? How much value should we as readers put into information creators like J.K. Rowling add via Twitter when they’re not part of a larger story? These questions and more like them all sort of find answers in the second half! The song in the break is It’s Not Old Skool It’s Classic by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast< Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse More information about Geez Magazine Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 57 – Comic Book Men / Deus Ex Nov15

Episode 57 – Comic Book Men / Deus Ex...

The only podcast not broadcasting in audio polygons, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison, Kyle are joined by special guest, Khel de Castro who’s in this week to talk about his experience appearing on AMC’s Comic Book Men. Question of the Week: What genre of game can you not play? Then in the second half, ethics and political climates are two subjects that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided approaches without blinking a cybernetic eye. Dustin Schellenberg’s article, Our Response to Fear, details his experience playing the game and getting a small glimpse into what oppression might feel like and the terrifying consequences of such deep global division The song in the break is It’s Not A Keygen by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 56 – Doctor Strange / Lanterns Corps Nov08

Episode 56 – Doctor Strange / Lanterns Corps...

**To avoid any Doctor Strange plot spoilers, skip from 12:01 to 19:13** Stranger than any doctor, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison and Kyle are back this week in the studio to share their excitement about Doctor Strange and all the other comic book blockbusters that are coming down the pipe this year. Play along with the latest edition of Conundrum: Doctor Strange Edition. Then in the second half, what are the differences between will and hope—or the Green and Blue Lantern Corps? You’ll have to read One Lantern, Two Lantern, Green Lantern, Blue Lantern by Jennifer Schlameuss-Perry and hear today’s discussion to find out! The song is GB Hauz by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 55 – Live at C4 Winnipeg! Nov01

Episode 55 – Live at C4 Winnipeg!...

Coming at you live from Central Canada Comic Con, it’s Infinity +1! Your hosts Jason Dueck and Allison Barron (and eventually Kyle Rudge) recorded this week’s episode live at the Geekdom House booth at C4 Winnipeg. Get ready to hear all about the best moments, artists, cosplays and stories from the convention floor this year! The song is Failing Job Prospects by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] The artists who donated merchandise for us to give away at our booth include: Fabled Creative Paper Beats Rock Box of Oddities Greg Horn Art Raging Ape Prints Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 54 – Demon Slayers / Fitting In Oct25

Episode 54 – Demon Slayers / Fitting In...

Now 80% spookier, it’s Infinity +1! Jason Boo-ick, Kyle Grudge and Allison Scareon, are back this week with an appropriately themed Question of the Week about the best demonslayer in the business. Then after some analysis of the new Nintendo Switch reveal, a new Sweetdiculous Award sees the light of day. Then in the second segment, all you’ll need are the bear necessities thanks to Victoria Grace Howell’s article “Standing Out in a Pack of Wolves”. The gang talks about the challenges of fitting in and finding a place to pursue your passions—however strange they may seem to some people. If  you want to live freely, like Mowgli, you’ve got to learn when to stop trying to live like a wolf and accept you who really are. The song in the break is Mario Kart 64 – Rainbow Road Acapella by Smooth McGroove Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...