GeekOut with Spencer & Kevin
Ep. 130 - That’s All Folks!

Ep. 130 - That’s All Folks!

January 19, 2021

Hey there listener! After 3+ years, 130 episodes, and a whole bunch of incredible conversations with incredible people, Spencer & Kevin have decided to hang up the GeekOut hat for other projects. If you'll miss us, don't fret! This is by no means the end for Spencer & Kevin, so be sure to keep an eye out for whatever projects are coming down the pipeline.

 

We love you and can't wait to see you around the bend!

 

Bada-Bing, Bada-Boom Baby!

Ep. 129 - Alien Worlds

Ep. 129 - Alien Worlds

January 11, 2021

For the first FreakOut of 2021 the Not Brothers go to fiction other worlds as Not Spencer recounts his experience watching the Netflix original series Alien Worlds. Excited for Marvel's "What If?" series? Then imagine that for all of life!

 

From Wikipedia - Alien Worlds (TV Series):

Alien Worlds is a British sci-fi nature docufiction narrated by Sophie Okonedo. The 4-part miniseries, depicted by using CGI techniques, blends fact with science fiction and conceptualizes what alien life might be like by applying the laws of life on Earth to imagined exoplanets. The series was released on Netflix on 2 December 2020.

Ep. 128 - The Real Housewives of New Jersey with Gab Bottoni

Ep. 128 - The Real Housewives of New Jersey with Gab Bottoni

January 4, 2021

This Week’s Geek - Gab Bottoni:

Twitter - @gabbottoni

 

This Week’s Topic - The Real Housewives of New Jersey:

(Source: Wikipedia - The Real Housewives of New Jersey)

The Real Housewives of New Jersey (abbreviated RHONJ) is an American reality television series that premiered on May 12, 2009, on Bravo. Developed as the fourth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, it has aired ten seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in New Jersey.

 

The current cast consists of Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, Jennifer Aydin and Jackie Goldschneider. Previously-featured cast members include original cast members Danielle Staub, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo; and later additions Kathy Wakile, Teresa Aprea, Amber Marchese, Nicole Napolitano, and Siggy Flicker.

 

The success of the show has resulted in the spin-offs Manzo'd with Children and Teresa Checks In.

 

This Week’s Thanks:

Thanks to Visager for our theme song “Welcome Player.” You can find more of their music at visager.us. That’s V-I-S-A-G-E-R dot U-S. Remember to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast sites. And hey while you’re there leave us a review! We LOVE them. Thank you for listening, dear listeners. We’ll be back next week!

 

Kevin - @RuthInComedy (Twitter and Instagram)

Spencer - @whoisspencer (Twitter) / @theotherspencer (Instagram)

GeekOut - @GeekOutGeekOut ((Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook)

Ep. 127 - Year in Review 2020

Ep. 127 - Year in Review 2020

December 29, 2020

Its that time of year folks! Time for the Not Brothers to look back on yet another year of geekin’ and freakin’. Unsurprisingly for a look back on 2020, it felt like we had some of these episodes literal years ago. Remember when you could invite a guest over and record in person? Or just you and your Not Brother? Wild.

Ep. 126 - Danity Kane with Devin Henderson

Ep. 126 - Danity Kane with Devin Henderson

December 21, 2020

This Week’s Geek - Devin Henderson aka the Professor of Danity Kane:

Twitter - @hideous_toad

Instagram - @hevindenderson

 

This Week’s Topic - Danit Kane:

(Source: Wikipedia - Danity Kane)

Danity Kane is an American girl group composed of members Aubrey O'Day, Dawn Richard and Shannon Bex. The group originally had five members, but Wanita "D. Woods" Woodgett left the group in 2008, and Aundrea Fimbres left in 2014. Formed on the third iteration of MTV's Making the Band reality television series in 2005, they signed to Bad Boy Records by Diddy.

 

Danity Kane's self-titled debut studio album was released in 2006 and achieved success in the United States, shipping a million copies domestically, while spawning two singles with top 10 single "Show Stopper" and the ballad "Ride for You." Their second studio album, Welcome to the Dollhouse, was released in 2008, following the release of their second top 10 single "Damaged". The band became the first female group in Billboard history to debut their first two albums at the top of the charts.

 

Despite initial success, tension in the group led to a meeting with Diddy where, in the October 2008 finale episode of Making the Band 4, he removed O'Day and Woodgett from the group. The three remaining members of the group carried on with previously scheduled promotional events before officially disbanding in early 2009. All group members were ultimately released from their contracts with Bad Boy Records later within the year. In 2013, four of the five group members (O'Day, Bex, Richard and Fimbres) made an official announcement regarding their reunion at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards; however, on May 16, 2014, the first night of their reunion tour in San Francisco, Fimbres announced her departure from the group due to wanting to start her family, leaving O'Day, Bex, and Richard to continue as a trio.

 

On August 8, 2014, after a fight in the recording studio between members O'Day and Richard, O'Day and Bex announced publicly that Danity Kane had disbanded again. Although they disbanded, their third studio album, DK3, was released in October 2014. Following the second disbandment, Richard continued to release solo music, while O'Day and Bex formed the duo Dumblonde. In August 2018, the trio announced that they would reunite and tour together. O'Day and Richard released new music as a duo under Danity Kane in 2020.

 

This Week’s Thanks:

Thanks to Visager for our theme song “Welcome Player.” You can find more of their music at visager.us. That’s V-I-S-A-G-E-R dot U-S. Remember to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast sites. And hey while you’re there leave us a review! We LOVE them. Thank you for listening, dear listeners. We’ll be back next week!

 

Kevin - @RuthInComedy (Twitter and Instagram)

Spencer - @whoisspencer (Twitter) / @theotherspencer (Instagram)

GeekOut - @GeekOutGeekOut ((Twitter and Instagram)

Ep. 125 - World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Ep. 125 - World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

December 14, 2020

With a single act of destruction, Sylvanas Windrunner has ripped open the way to the afterlife. Azeroth’s staunchest defenders (The Not Brothers of Earth's GeekOut with Spencer & Kevin) have been dragged into all-consuming darkness. An ancient force of death threatens to break its bonds and unravel reality. And that force is presubscribing to and playing WoW once again.

 

Kevin - @RuthInComedy (Twitter and Instagram)
Spencer - @whoisspencer (Twitter) / @theotherspencer (Instagram)
GeekOut - @GeekOutGeekOut ((Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook)

Thanks to Visager for our theme song “Welcome Player.” You can find more of their music at visager.us. That’s V-I-S-A-G-E-R dot U-S. Remember to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast sites. And hey while you’re there leave us a review! We LOVE them. Thank you for listening, dear listeners. We’ll be back next week!

Ep. 124 - Phish with Cam Herdt

Ep. 124 - Phish with Cam Herdt

December 7, 2020

This Week's Geek - Cam Herdt:

IG - @mistercam

Twitter - @camherdt

Spotify Playlist - A playlist of jam bands including Phish. DM for link if interested

 

This Week's Topic - Phish:

(Source: Wikipedia - Phish)
Phish is an American rock band that formed in Burlington, Vermont, in 1983. The band is known for musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of genres, and a dedicated fan base. The band consists of guitarist Trey Anastasio, bassist Mike Gordon, drummer Jon Fishman, and keyboardist Page McConnell, all of whom perform vocals, with Anastasio being the primary lead vocalist.

The band was formed by Anastasio, Gordon, Fishman and guitarist Jeff Holdsworth, who were joined by McConnell in 1985. Holdsworth departed the band in 1986, and the lineup has remained stable since. Phish performed together for 15 years before beginning a two-year hiatus in October 2000. The band regrouped in late 2002, but disbanded again in August 2004. They reunited in March 2009 for a series of three consecutive concerts at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, and have since resumed performing regularly.

Phish's music blends elements of a wide variety of genres, including funk, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, folk, country, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and pop. The band was part of a movement of improvisational rock groups, inspired by the Grateful Dead and colloquially known as "jam bands", that gained considerable popularity as touring concert acts in the 1990s. Phish has developed a large and dedicated following by word of mouth, the exchange of live recordings, and selling over 8 million albums and DVDs in the United States.

 

This Week's Thanks:

Thanks to Visager for our theme song “Welcome Player.” You can find more of their music at visager.us. That’s V-I-S-A-G-E-R dot U-S. Remember to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast sites. And hey while you’re there leave us a review! We LOVE them. Thank you for listening, dear listeners. We’ll be back next week!

 

Kevin - @RuthInComedy (Twitter and Instagram)
Spencer - @whoisspencer (Twitter) / @theotherspencer (Instagram) / old_hands (SoundCloud)
GeekOut - @GeekOutGeekOut ((Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook)

Ep. 123 - Hearthstone

Ep. 123 - Hearthstone

November 2, 2020

1, 2, 3, More / Tell us that you want some more / Of us talking about / Video games that came out a while back! (Name that tune!) And also, listen to the latest episode of GeekOut where the Not Brothers talk about their love-hate-gottoplay relationship with Blizzard's Hearthstone. Fun fact, after this conversation Not Spencer can't stop playing (and losing!) at the Battlegrounds mode in Hearthstone. Have you played? Share your thoughts with us and maybe your loved ones! We both want to hear from you and it has been far too long! Ok, bye! (weloveyou)

Ep. 122 - The State of Ohio with Layne Gerbig

Ep. 122 - The State of Ohio with Layne Gerbig

October 26, 2020

This Week's Geek - Layne Gerbig:

Check out some of the podcasts Layne has worked on with her work at Knowable (https://www.knowable.fyi/) including Go For Launch with astronaut Scott Kelly (https://www.knowable.fyi/courses/scott-kelly) and others coming out soon!

 

This Week's Topic - The State of Ohio:

This week we take a page out of the Statesmen (https://statesmen.libsyn.com/) and talk about Layne's home state of Ohio. For more Ohio love, be sure to check out the Statesmen episodes on the Buckeye state (https://statesmen.libsyn.com/size/5/?search=ohio)

(Source: Wikipedia - Ohio)

Ohio is a state in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus with the Columbus metro area, Greater Cincinnati, and Greater Cleveland being the largest metropolitan areas. Ohio is bordered by Lake Erie to the north, Pennsylvania to the east, West Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Indiana to the west, and Michigan to the northwest.

 

The state takes its name from the Ohio River, whose name in turn originated from the Seneca word ohiːyo', meaning "good river", "great river" or "large creek". Partitioned from the Northwest Territory, Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803, and the first under the Northwest Ordinance. Ohio is historically known as the "Buckeye State" after its Ohio buckeye trees, and Ohioans are also known as "Buckeyes".

 

This Week's Thanks:

Kevin - @RuthInComedy (Twitter and Instagram)

Spencer - @whoisspencer (Twitter) / @theotherspencer (Instagram) / old_hands (SoundCloud)

GeekOut - @GeekOutGeekOut ((Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook)

 

Thanks to Visager for our theme song “Welcome Player.” You can find more of their music at visager.us. That’s V-I-S-A-G-E-R dot U-S. Remember to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast sites. And hey while you’re there leave us a review! We LOVE them. Thank you for listening, dear listeners. We’ll be back next week!

Ep. 121 - Halloween with Anthony Rossi

Ep. 121 - Halloween with Anthony Rossi

October 21, 2020

Well it seems to be that time of year folks, both Halloween and Anthony Rossi (IG/Twitter - @ImARossi) on GeekOut season! We reflect on Halloween's past, scary movies, and candy preference among a bunch of other things. If you want to hear more frequently from Anthony you can check him and other friends of the show Tim Ferrari and Stuart Hicar on their podcast Statesmen (https://statesmen.libsyn.com/)! 

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