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...

Bonus Episode – Dungeons & Dragons ‘The Octaviat’ Part 1 Oct18

Bonus Episode – Dungeons & Dragons ‘The Octaviat’ Part 1...

The team behind Infinity +1 is excited to share with all of you the first of another two-part role-playing episode! First-time Dungeon Master Jason Dueck leads a team of four players on an exciting adventure from the town of Eldham to uncover the secrets behind a mysterious threat in a wizard’s abandoned laboratory. Listen to Part 1 of their adventure now! Player Characters: Kyle Rudge – Sosh Ort, a halfing wizard specializing in transmutation Allison Barron – Katarina Zoldyke, a female human mercenary pirate who works for coin Dan Good – Kiolov, a dwarf life cleric, who took up the faith to prove himself Jordan Dalzell – Harris Bluewater, a halfling rogue who doesn’t really like other...

Episode 53 – ’90s Reboots / Compassion Oct11

Episode 53 – ’90s Reboots / Compassion...

Now this is podcasting, it’s Infinity +1! This week, Jason, Allison, Kyle use the exciting new Power Rangers trailer as an influence for the Question of the Week, and open up some Saved Files about what they’ve been up to in the last little while, including the first hint at what Jason will be dressing up as for C4 this year. Then in the second segment, compassion is the word of the day. Jennifer Schlameuss-Perry’s Duped by Davros challenges us to see even the most reprehensible villains in fiction (and reality) as potentially redeemable beings, no matter how hard it may seem at the time. The song in the break is Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Theme (8 Bit Cover) by 8 Bit Universe 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...

Geekdom House Watchalong: Willy Wonka the Chocolate Factory (1971) Oct06

Geekdom House Watchalong: Willy Wonka the Chocolate Factory (1971)...

Oompa loompa doom-pa-dee day, guess which movie you can watch today? Oompa loompa doom-pa-dee dactory, it’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Join Jason Dueck, Kyle Rudge, and Michael Boyce from Geekdom House in a throwback movie commentary to one of Gene Wilder’s most iconic roles! Listen to the first few minutes to learn what part to pause at to sync up the commentary and enjoy this nostalgic...

Episode 52 – 1-Year Anniversary! Oct04

Episode 52 – 1-Year Anniversary!...

Can you believe it’s been a whole year of Infinity +1! This week, Jason, Allison, Kyle and Dustin Schellenberg celebrate one special year of Infinity +1 with an extremely extravagant Question of the Week followed by a very special game created just for this occasion. Then in the second segment, it’s Origins: Origins. Why are we so enamoured by great origin stories and how do our origins shape us into heroes or villains? Listen to this spectacular celebratory episode of the podcast to find out! The song in the break is a medley of themes from Super Mario Bros. by Koji Kondo 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 51 – Hate to Love / Stranger Things Sep27

Episode 51 – Hate to Love / Stranger Things...

Stop waiting for the ATB to load, it’s time for Infinity +1! Jason and Kyle start the podcast this week with a Question of the Week about a time you had your opinion of something go from hating it to loving it. Then they dive into some Saved Files from the last few weeks. The second segment is brought to you by Michael Boyce’s article, Stranger Things: The Villains in Authority. Both Kyle and Jason are huge fans of the Stranger Things, but what messages does it reinforce about trusting or distrusting our government? How should we think about the men and women we’ve elected into political office and how difficult is transparency and trust in a world with Internet and social media? Listen to Infinity +1 and find out! The song in the break is Sand Canyon 2 chiptune remix by Guilevi 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 50 – Explorers Wanted / Harley Quinn Sep20

Episode 50 – Explorers Wanted / Harley Quinn...

We’ve flown over the cucoo’s nest, it’s Infinity +1! Dustin Schellenberg returns to the podcast to join Jason, Allison and Kyle as they answer answer a throwback Question of the Week about video game manuals. Then, after a quick aside about a really cool BioWare contest, Jason has prepared another scintillating instalment of Conundrum! Can you guess the audio clues better than the hosts? Listen and find out! The second half of the episode approaches the subjects explored by Dustin in his recent article, One of Your Many Toys, about Harley Quinn in the recent Suicide Squad movie. When Dustin watched it he left with a different impression of the themes than many people he spoke with. Why is the Harley/Joker relationship seemingly treated with such reverence? What is the nature of control and manipulation being used to control her and is it faithful to the way we understand Harley and Joker to be in other sources? The song in the break is the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme (8 Bit) by Hyperama 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 Dustin’s Twitter: @PDschellenberg Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 49 – Dream Crates / Redemption Sep13

Episode 49 – Dream Crates / Redemption...

Going beyond the final frontier, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison and Kyle are back this week with the chance to win their very own Dream Crate from Loot Crate in the Question of the Week. Then, a very special sic-fi series celebrates a huge milestone and Jason takes us on down the YouTube Rabbit Hole with some very math-focused channels and shares some very fun facts. Then, in the second half, the hosts start with A Lannister is Forgiven by Charles Sadnick to pick apart the character of Jaime Lannister and examine his arc of redemption. How can we, in our own lives, live a life where redemption is possible? What is the difference between forgiving and forgetting? And how do we move on from potentially world-shattering events in our lives with grace? Find out this week on Infinity +1! Infinity +1’s Dream Crates: Kyle’s League of Legends Dream Crate: Lulu figurine, Leona’s shield, The Art of League of Legends, Razer DeathAdder, Huzzy jersey, and a pair of tickets to the 2016 League of Legends World Championship Jason’s Dungeon Master Dream Crate: One set of very nice dice, Wyrmwood custom dice tray in Peruvian Walnut, custom D&D Paladin Pop! Vinyl figure, Kobold Press haul/gift card, Holy Avenger sword replica Allison’s Heroes of Time and Space Dream Crate: Firefly art print, Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, Mass Effect N7 hoodie, Doctor Who Gallifreyan necklace, Ahsoka Tano Pop! Vinyl – Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service for geeks and gamers alike. If you want to get a box of awesome (and sometimes exclusive) merchandise shipped to your door once a month follow the link to Lootcrate.com. – Jason’s YouTube Rabbit Hole Standup Maths – YouTube and Twitter Numberphile – YouTube and Twitter The song in the...

Episode 48 – Joss Whedon / Control Sep06

Episode 48 – Joss Whedon / Control...

Quit dreaming about electric sheep, it’s time for Infinity +1! Jason, Allison and Kyle are back with your weekly dose of geek, starting with a Question of the Week that begins by immediately going off track about Joss Whedon for a while. Then in the Saved Files segment, Jason recounts his experience as a first time Dungeon Master and Kyle shares a mysterious email that Infinity +1 received recently, with an exciting assignment from a listener. Then, in the second half, the hosts use No More Jurassic World Domination by Victoria Grace Howell as a jumping point for a personal and honest discussion about control. Why do so many of us try to control things we know we can’t? What do we gain physically, spiritually or emotionally from giving up control? Will Kyle ever fully control his own herd of velociraptors? Find out this week on Infinity +1! The song in the break is the Jurassic Park Theme – 8 Bit by 8 Bit Universe Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast And behold some of Allison’s anime-style artwork: Erza Scarlet (character belongs to Fairy Tail/FUNimation). Meredy and Jellal (characters belong to Fairy Tail/FUNimation). Arcade Ahri (character belongs to League of Legends/Riot). Jason’s Twitter: @ThatVorpalEdge Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy Infinity +1 merch from our...

Episode 47 – Kubo and the Two Strings / Science! Aug30

Episode 47 – Kubo and the Two Strings / Science!...

If you must blink, do it now—because it’s time for Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison and Kyle play galactic travel agents for the Question of the Week and Allison gives a Sweetdiculous Award to one of the best animated movies of the last decade! Then, in the second segment, the hosts take a look at Allison’s article Playing God Till You Run out of Cake to examine how our human desire for knowledge is often played up by science fiction to be our doom. Can humanity make strides towards understanding the universe without disregarding God? Find out this week on Infinity +1! The song in the break is While My Guitar Gently Weeps by the Munich Symphonic Sound Orchestra 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 But Infinity +1 merch from our Society6 or...

Episode 46 – Ryuutama / Film Festival Aug23

Episode 46 – Ryuutama / Film Festival...

Lights, camera, podcast, it’s time for Infinity +1! Jason, Allison and Kyle are joined by first time guest Andrew Wall, one of the creators of the upcoming Droids & Dragons Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival. Hear what games the hosts would try to break the next Guinness World Record on the the Question of the Week, and then lock into a Saved Files segment that includes Allison’s fantasy dragon alter ego—you don’t want to miss it! The second segment takes a look at the geek film industry with Andrew, an experienced documentary filmmaker. Will comic book movies ever be dethroned from their Hollywood reign? Why have sic-fi films so often been shunned by award givers? What was George Lucas really thinking? All these and more questions pop up in the exciting film-focused second half. The song in the break is Issac Battle Theme Acapella from Golden Sun 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 Droids & Dragons on Twitter: @DroidsNDragons But Infinity +1 merch from our Society6 or...

Episode 45 – World Record / Nostalgia Aug16

Episode 45 – World Record / Nostalgia...

The gold medal winning podcast, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison, and Kyle invite Dan Bergman to the show this week to talk about his upcoming Guinness World Record attempt to play Super Smash Bros. 4 for more than 48 hours straight! They also ask a very important Question of the Week about what five franchises they would take with them to a desert island and dream about an Olympics for gamers—the E-lympics. Then in the second segment, it’s all about nostalgia. With Stranger Things being the talk of the town, how do we navigate strong feelings of nostalgia and still move forward? What games, sights, smells or thoughts bring your back to a specific time in your life?Why are ’90s kids marketed to almost exclusively through nostalgia? Find out the answers to these questions are more on Infinity +1! The song in the break is the Pokémon Theme (8 Bit Remix Cover Version) by 8 Bit Universe Two Dollars Too Many – Lightsaber Battle — Staring Dan Bergman Here’s the official Facebook event for the upcoming attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest video game marathon for a fighting game—Super Smash Bros. Brawl 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 But Infinity +1 merch from our Society6 or...

Episode 44 – Suicide Squad / Bending Elements Aug09

Episode 44 – Suicide Squad / Bending Elements...

The podcast with a Nokia brick phone horcrux, it’s Infinity +1! This week’s episode is chock full of geeky goodness, starting with a Question of the Week about villains who might not think they’re the villain, followed by a quick session of Saved Files. Then in honour of the newest comic event movie, Suicide Squad, Jason has put together another edition of Conundrum to quiz Kyle and Allison on the deep cut DC comics trivia. Then in the second segment, the hosts get personal once again. First it was the topic of a Geekdom House Live night, then it was Allison’s article, Being Earth, Wanting Air, Needing Fire, now it’s here for your podcast-listening pleasure. How do the different personalities of the elements from Avatar: The Last Airbender play out in our lives? Further, which of those traits do we have, which do we want more of, and which do we need? It’s time to dig deep this week on Infinity +1! The song in the break is the Stranger Things (main theme LUNAR remix) by Lunar Music Here’s the official Facebook event for the upcoming attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest video game marathon for a fighting game—Super Smash Bros. Brawl 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 Infinity +1 merch...

Top 10 TV Theme Countdown Aug04

Top 10 TV Theme Countdown...

It’s another bonus episode celebrate the #SupportTheGeeks campaign here at Geekdom House! Geeky TV shows are as foundational as any novels or movies to our fandom and their themes are how we know identify them at a moment’s notice. We put out a vote to you listeners and now we have the definitive Top 10 TV Themes right here waiting for you. Listen to find out if your favourite theme made it in, and comment below to share yours if you think we forgot about it. Remember to use #SupportTheGeeks 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 Infinity +1 merch...

Episode 43 – #RPG-a-Day / Open Worlds Aug02

Episode 43 – #RPG-a-Day / Open Worlds...

Putting the pod in podcast, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison and Kyle are joined this week by regular guest Dustin Schellenberg to discuss the populated worlds of role-playing games. The Question of the Week is a simple one, asking only, “What is your favourite RPG?” Be sure to leave your answer in the comments below for a chance to have it read on next week’s episode. Then in the second segment, the RPG theme crosses over thanks to Small Worlds, Big Stories by Nick Wasiuta. How do sandbox adventure games or their more linear counterparts differ in presenting a story? Do you prefer unfolding the story of Commander Shepard or Geralt of Rivea, or are you inclined to forge the path of the Dragonborn for yourself? Find out what we thought this week on Infinity +1! The song in the break is At The Pub Remix by 0rangaStang 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 Infinity +1 merch...