All Who Wander: The Return of the King Book 1 May04

All Who Wander: The Return of the King Book 1...

Mae govannen, fellow wanderers, and welcome to episode seven 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, Allison and Kyla are joined again by the mithril man himself, Michael Boyce, to look into the nooks and crannies of The Return of the King. What’s so special about the Paths of the Dead? Who takes credit for felling the King of the Nazgûl? And wait, Sauron has a mouth? 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: @rlandnews Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Geekdom House on Twitter:...

Episode 78 – Kyle’s Interview / Ghost in the Shell May02

Episode 78 – Kyle’s Interview / Ghost in the Shell...

The only podcast that knows Sonic would whoop Mario’s butt in the Olympics, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison, and Kyle give their answers to the final Question of the Week in the archetype series, and pick apart everything Kyle said in his interview with Casey Covel. Then in the second segment, the new Ghost in the Shell movie harkens back to many of classic science fiction’s classic problems. Your hosts are here to dig into each one to uncover even more of the moral quandaries asked by Dustin Schellenberg and Kevin Cummings in their articles Rage Against the Humanity and Who Is Mira Killian? Question of the Week: Who’s your favourite hero? 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 Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 77 – Allison’s Interview / Invading Worlds Apr25

Episode 77 – Allison’s Interview / Invading Worlds...

The only podcast that survived Order 66, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison, and Kyle answer the penultimate question in the character archetype series and then pick apart all of Allison’s answers from her interview with writer Casey Covel. Then in the second segment, the hosts use Zootopia as a lens to view gatekeeping in both the geek and Christian community and discuss why it’s such an important thing for Geekdom House to be aware of to do its mission. You’ll want to check out Invading Worlds in Zootopia by Kevin Cummings to see where the discussion begins. Question of the Week: Who’s your favourite character known for their plucky comic relief? The song in the break is Tracking Eva by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Sweetdiculous Award: Samurai Jack Season 5 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 Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

All Who Wander: The Two Towers Movie Apr20

All Who Wander: The Two Towers Movie...

Mae govannen, fellow wanderers, and welcome to episode five 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, Allison and Kyla are joined by Jen Perry and Infinity +1 host Jason Dueck to talk all about the second movie in Peter Jackson’s trilogy—The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. What makes the production design for Edoras so great? Who was originally supposed to appear at the battle of Helm’s Deep? How are the hobbits treated differently on the screen compared to the page? Helm’s Deep: How To Film An Epic Battle by Nerdwriter1 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: @rlandnews Jen’s Twitter: @catholicinkling Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Geekdom House on Twitter:...

Episode 76 – Jason’s Interview / Hero’s Destiny Apr18

Episode 76 – Jason’s Interview / Hero’s Destiny...

The only podcast that’s never cut off its padawan braid, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison, and Kyle continue down the character archetype trail with this week’s Question of the Week about the loveable giants in fiction. Then it’s time for the first look for the interviews of the Geekdom House staff, starting with Jason. Hear the answers he gave to some very creative (and equally devious) questions. Then in the second segment, it can be difficult to accept when you aren’t the “chosen one” for any situation. Like Zelda in Breath of the Wild, how can we learn to accept when we aren’t the one who has the biggest role in an adventure. Our hosts dissect Dustin Schellenberg’s article Not The Chosen One to try to find some answers and talk about one of their favourite heroes along the way. Question of the Week: Who’s your favourite “warm-hearted guardian” character? 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: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 75 – Assassins / Adulting Apr11

Episode 75 – Assassins / Adulting...

The only podcast forged by space dwarves, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison, and Kyle continue down the character archetype list with a new (and very wise) Question of the Week, then load up some Saved Files about a new Twitch channel and the latest Marvel trailer. Then, in the second segment, leaving behind “childish things” is something we’re told to do when we reach adulthood, but what about them is so childish? The hosts look at Jen Schlameuss-Perry’s article Adulting After Narnia, which looks for the things that are childish that might not be so worth giving up in life and reminisce about when they each became aware they had become adults. Question of the Week: Who’s your favourite “wise mentor” character? The song in the break is North Hill Transit Speedrun  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 Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

All Who Wander: The Two Towers Book 2 Apr06

All Who Wander: The Two Towers Book 2...

Mae govannen, fellow wanderers, and welcome to episode five 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, Allison and Kyla are joined again by the mayor of the Shire, Michael Boyce, to analyze and discuss the second book of The Two Towers. Why shouldn’t you build a house on the Dead Marshes? Does Shelob count as a female character? Is autobiographicalize really a word? 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: @rlandnews Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Geekdom House on Twitter:...

Episode 74 – Power Rangers / Science Faith Apr04

Episode 74 – Power Rangers / Science Faith...

The only podcast where it’s always morphin’ time, it’s Infinity +1! Allison is back to join Kyle and Jason as they run through the next character archetype in this week’s Question of the Week. Then Jason gushes about the Power Rangers movie and throws a strewn-together short quiz to Allison and Kyle about the strange naming conventions of the series. Then in the second segment, our writer Dustin Schellenberg was shocked when his science officer in Mass Effect: Andromeda shared a frank discussion of her faith in God as a science officer, so he wrote about it in Lacking Faith in Science Fiction. The gang takes the topic and gets real with it, sharing personal experiences and the heart of Geekdom House as a refuge from the extremes of both sides of the “faith-only” and “reason-only” communities. Question of the Week: Who’s your favourite archetypical “assassin” character? 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 73 – All Who Wander / Blood Mar28

Episode 73 – All Who Wander / Blood...

The only podcast available in the language of moisture vaporators, it’s Infinity +1! Jason and Kyle are joined by Kyla Neufeld from the All Who Wander podcast to start a new Question of the Week series geared at building the greatest team in all of fandom. They also debrief about the All Who Wander live event that took place in late March. (Stay tuned to the break for a preview of what you missed if you couldn’t make the show) Then in the second segment, Matt Civico’s article, Curses of the Blood in The Lord of the Rings, serves as a jumping off point for a wonderful examination of why blood is such a common story element. It means life, death, magic, the occult, and seemingly a thousand others things, but why? Listen in to find out! Question of the Week: Who’s your favourite archetypal “soldier” character from any media? Sweetdiculous Award: Laser Time – A pop culture podcast (for adults) that goes into every topic you never thought you needed to hear everything about. Thirty Twenty Ten – A time machine podcast that looks at what was happening in movies, music, games, and pop culture this week thirty years ago, twenty years ago, and ten years ago. 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 Kyla’s Twitter: @rlandnews Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

All Who Wander: The Two Towers Book 1 Mar23

All Who Wander: The Two Towers Book 1...

Mae govannen, fellow wanderers, and welcome to episode four 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 and Kyla Neufeld are joined once again by the original white wizard, Michael Boyce, to analyze and discuss the first book of The Two Towers. What’s the importance of Aragorn taking over the palantir? Where exactly did the Entwives actually go? Why does Rohan love “eh” names so very much? Buy tickets to the All Who Wander live event on March 25. 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: @rlandnews Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Geekdom House on Twitter:...

Episode 72 – King Kong / Community Mar21

Episode 72 – King Kong / Community...

It’s the official podcast of the The Hand, Infinity +1! This week Jason and Kyle are joined by River East MB’s youth pastor, Aaron Thiessen, to talk all about classic movie monster remakes in the Question of the Week. Then they open up some Saved Files so Jason can talk about Iron Fist and Mass Effect: Andromeda to his heart’s content. Then in the second segment, Jason, Kyle, and Aaron discuss a community event that caused Kyle to re-examine what he wants to see in the communities he’s apart of. From there the discussion evolves into what a healthy community should look like for us as nerds (and for us who are Christians as well). Question of the Week: What famous movie monster do you want to see get a big budget remake like King Kong? Follow FanQuest on Facebook or Twitter 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 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 71 – Logan / Time Loops Mar14

Episode 71 – Logan / Time Loops...

Hey, listen bub, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Kyle, and Allison are joined by Geekdom House’s new videographer Nik Enns to welcome him into the family. The Question of the Week celebrates 20 years since the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Logan Conundrum we know you’ve been waiting for is finally here! (NOTE: ***Logan spoilers are contained between 29:50 and 38:46***) Then in the second segment, the gang talks about The Problem with Time Loops by Charles Sadnick. Media like Edge of Tomorrow or Steins;Gate often use time loops as a way of examining our obsession with time travel and going back in time to fix some sort of problem, but why does it always go so wrong? Listen on to find out what we think! Question of the Week: What is your favourite episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? (or your favorite monster-of-the-week show) Follow FanQuest on Facebook or Twitter 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 Nik’s Twitter: @NikolasEnns Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

All Who Wander: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Mar09

All Who Wander: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie...

Mae govannen, fellow wanderers, and welcome to episode three 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 are joined by Area of Effect writer Jennifer Schlameuss-Perry to talk their way through the first of Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy—The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. What was different in the visual adaptation of the story? Why was Christopher Lee the greatest choice to play Saruman? What is the best musical moment in the score? Listen on and find out! 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 Kyla’s Twitter: @rlandnews Jen’s Twitter: @catholicinkling Geekdom House on Twitter:...

Episode 70 – Nintendo Switch / Bloodbending Mar07

Episode 70 – Nintendo Switch / Bloodbending...

The only podcast with its very own philosopher’s stone, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason and Kyle are joined by returning guest Dustin Schellenberg to wax on about the new and exciting release of the Nintendo Switch! What do you think about the launch games? Answer in the comments below! Then in the second segment, Alex Mellen wrote about the danger of controlling others in The Dark Art of Bloodbending. Does removing someone’s ability to choose cost the controller something spiritual? When does giving over control feel like the better choice? Can bloodbending, “dark” Force powers or Unforgivable Curses ever be used for a truly good purpose? Listen on and find out! Question of the Week: Are you going to buy the new Nintendo Switch? Follow FanQuest on Facebook or Twitter 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: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Dustin’s Twitter: @PDschellenberg Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 69 – Winkler Comic-Con / Community Feb28

Episode 69 – Winkler Comic-Con / Community...

The podcast that always sets its phasers to fun, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle talk about the games they just can’t stop playing in the Question of the Week, Allison gives her latest Sweetdiculous Award to a violinist who plays the hits we all love, and we recap our experience at Winkler Comic-Con from last weekend. Then, in the second segment, Matt Civico’s in his article, Stardew Valley and Avoiding Community, uses the addictive farm sim as a canvas for some introspective questions about community. This week we ask ourselves about the costs, the values, and the importance of our many communities. Question of the Week: What’s your “just one more turn” game? Allison’s Sweetdiculous Award Taylor Davis Song of Time and Song of Storms Follow FanQuest on Facebook or Twitter 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: @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 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...