070 STAR WARS TOYS BY KENNER WITH CHRIS NICINI

Who can forget Christmas morning?  Rushing downstairs in character-specific pajamas.  Tearing into some intricately wrapped gifts.  All to reveal the anticipated find of ... General Nadine?  Twin Pod Cloud Car?   Pruneface?    These were the things kids played with thanks to Kenner's original Star Wars collection.  And today we’re unboxing that impact on our collector mentality.

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060 THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF FAN CULTURE WITH BRAD MENDENHALL AND JARF HARDEN

Brad and Jarf are the co-hosts of the Cosmic Gepetto Podcast, a program Tim came to via Brad's other show, The Flash Gordon Minute.  So when they agreed to guest on this episode, Tim thought it would make sense to converse about Queen albums from the 1980s.  But their attempt to talk "A Kind Of Magic" magically side-lined into a discussion on the toxicity and positivity of pop culture fandom.

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000 THAT’S ONE ROGUE PODCAST

Hosts Bob and Tim think back to that exact moment when their childhood died and then flash back a little further to the November before.  There they recount what their twenty-two year old selves felt upon seeing the original theatrical trailer for Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace.  And then, following the time- jump forward, they share some mutual thoughts on that one bombast general who did NOTHING for the advancement of intergalactic civil rights.

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