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Geek Confidential

From the brainiac behind Daytime Confidential and Pop Confidential comes the latest addition to the League of Legendary Podcasts–Geek Confidential. Join the Geek Confidential team each week as they unholster their phasers, activate their lightsabers and don their capes to geek out on the latest superhero, sci-fi and fantasy news from the realms of TV and film.
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May 23, 2017

On this special episode of the Geek Confidential podcast Luke Kerr and Melodie Aikels are joined by Mo Walker and Jamey Giddens to discuss the fantastic first season of The CW's Riverdale.

The four reveal their favorite characters, story arcs and moments. From the epic Blossom feuds to the season's shocking last moments they dish them all.

They also share their biggest eye rolls, which characters and storylines disappointed them and what needs to be improved in Riverdale's second season. Did Josie deserve to be an equal of Archie, Jughead, Veronica and Betty? What needs to be done to get her more airtime in Season 2? 

Before Jamey Giddens makes his grand entrance Luke, Melodie and Mo discuss NBC's decision to cancel Timeless and then it's shocking reversal of picking it up for a second season. Hear how they reacted to the news. Find out what they'd like to see in Season 2. Should a Lucy and Wyatt pairing be pursued? What is Lucy's connection to Flynn? Luke has two theories.

All this and much more on this week's Geek Confidential podcast.

Twitter: @GKConfidential@Luke_Kerr@MelodieAikels, @DoctorMo77 and @Jamey_Giddens

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May 8, 2017

On this week's Geek Confidential podcast Luke Kerr and Dan Pearce are joined by Duane and Casie Eckholm to dish everything Guardians of the Galaxy.

The GC gang dives into the best moments, new characters, storyline twists, laugh-out-loud and tear jerker moments.

They also react to the trailer for Marvel's The Defenders on Netflix. Luke and Dan discuss the American Gods pilot.

 All this and more on the latest Geek Confidential podcast

Twitter: @GKConfidential@Luke_Kerr, @RealDanPearce @MageaDeath, @ckeckholm,

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Apr 24, 2017

On this week's Geek Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Melodie Aikels, Dan Pearce and Mo Walker dive into the latest TV, film and comic book headlines, including:

Will Timeless be renewed by NBC? Doctor Who returns for its final season with Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and introduces his new companion Bill, portrayed by Pearl Mackie. BBC America expands the Doctor Who TV universe with the premiere of Class, which reminds Luke and Mo of early Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

The Magicians delivered a strong second season finale. A trailer for ABC Family's Cloak and Dagger hits the internet. Game of Thrones releases Season 7 photos, but were they disappointing?

Is Riverdale's Archie a man-ho? Why does Jughead love to pout? The last time Veronica brought Betty pastries she had kissed Archie. What exactly happened between Veronica and Archie this time? 

Dan is looking forward to American Gods' premier on April 30.

Mo weighs in on the controversy surrounding the revelation Captain America was always evil. 

The GC gang wraps by dishing about the Kingsman: the Golden Circle teaser and latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailers

Apr 11, 2017

On this week's Geek Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Dan Pearce and Melodie Aikels react to the season finales of The Walking Dead and Legends of Tomorrow. What did Dan and Luke think of The Flash's musical episode? The GC trio discuss everything Riverdale. Luke and Dan are excited about the return of Prison Break to Fox.

The 2016/2017 broadcast season is almost over and that means some favorite shows are on the bubble. Which shows do the Geek Confidential really need to get another season of?

The latest Geek Confidential episode wraps with Melodie sharking her review of Beauty and the Beast.

Mar 31, 2017

On the latest Geek Confidential podcast Luke Kerr is joined by Melodie Aikels, Casie Eckholm, Carly Silver and Jennifer Brody, the author of The 13th Continuum, in Exploring Female Geekdom.

The women share what being a geek means to them, who inspired their geekdom and the importance of finding the right community or tribe to fit into.

Who are the best representations of geek female characters in TV in film? Which TV and film female characters frustrate and disappoint? Why do authors and TV and film writers create fantastic strong women and then, often, change much of what we love about them because of a man? How do writers avoid this trap?

Why is it so hard for female super hero icons to get their own blockbusters when characters like Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Wolverine, Batman, Superman, Aquaman and The Flash get solo titles? How could the Wonder Woman movie change Hollywood's resistance to female led super hero films?

Sexism takes place in front of the screens, behind-the-scenes, in gaming and online. Casie shares how she's dealt with sexism while gaming, trolls and how players who see it happening to others can step up. She also talks about how and why female gamers gravitate to certain games, but only have a small representation in the most popular gaming genres like first person shooters and MMOs.

The discussion then turns to sexism in pay inequity. Jennifer talks about her experience working in the film industry and what women face developing and producing projects that men may not.

Melodie shares her ideas for projects We Do it Together, a non-profit production company whose emphasis is on female empowerment in TV, film and other media, could produce.

Carly shares her perspective, as an assistant editor at Harlequin, on the need for more diversity in publishing and provides insight into how certain genders dominate certain genres. Jennifer follows up with her thoughts, from an author's perspective, on the industry and how female and geek creators are being hurt by the New York Times' decision to eliminate Best Seller lists like graphic novel/manga, mass market paperback and middle grade e-book and young adult e-book lists.

Casie then dives into pay inequity in e-sports and streaming. In 2015 the highest paid male player earned $1.9 million in prize money, but female e-sports players earning nothing close. Women have found success and large audiences on streaming platforms like YouTube and Twitch, but how do they make their presence felt in e-sports?

Luke wraps the Exploring Female Geekdom episode by getting Melodie, Casie, Carly and Jennifer's final thoughts on female geekdom.

Be sure to check out Jennifer Brody's trilogy The 13th Continuum, Return of the Continuums and pre-order The United Continuums now by visiting JenniferBrody.com.

All this and more on this special Geek Confidential episode.

Twitter: @GKConfidential@Luke_Kerr, @MelodieAikels, Casie at @ckeckholm@CarlyASilver and @JenniferBrody

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Mar 27, 2017

On the latest Geek Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Melodie Aikels and Dan Pearce dive into the Power Rangers movie.

Tune in as they discuss the big screen Power Rangers. Who was their favorite ranger? What did they think of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as Zordon? How did How did the movie compare to the beloved TV series? What changes worked and what changes didn't?

All this and much more on the Geek Confidential podcast!

Twitter: @GKConfidential@Luke_Kerr, @RealDanPearce and @MelodieAikels

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Mar 23, 2017

On this week's Geek Confidential podcast Luke Kerr and Dan Pearce are joined by Harlequin assistant editor Carly Silver.

The trio reveals their favorite and current must-read sci-fi and fantasy books. 

Carly's Recommendations:

Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Court of Five Series by Kate Elliott

Tortall series by Tamora Pierce

Dan's Recommendations:

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Drown by Juno Diaz

The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

This How You Lose Her by Juno Diaz

Infants of the Spring by Wallace Thurman

Luke's Recommendations:

Godspeaker trilogy by Karen Miller

The Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne trilogy by Brian Staveley

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

The 13th Continuum trilogy by Jennifer Brody

Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes

Carly shares her passions for #Ownvoices #WNDB #MSWL and recommends Women of Color in Romance run by Rebekah Weatherspoon.  

This week's Geek Confidential podcast wraps with Luke and Dan discussing Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix. Is it as bad as the early reviews made it seem? What are the best and worst elements of the first half of the season? Dan weighs in on Roy Thomas' controversial interview with Inverse

All this and much more on the latest Geek Confidential episode. 

Twitter: @GKConfidential@Luke_Kerr, @RealDanPearce and @CarlyASilver

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Mar 15, 2017

On this week's Geek Confidential podcast Luke Kerr and Craig Peters are joined by Duane Eckholm to review Logan, discuss the latest Wonder Woman Trailer and Deadpool teaser. Of course we couldn't have Duane on without discussing Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming Hearthstone expansions, Journey to Un'Goro. 

All this and more on this week’s podcast.

Twitter: @GKConfidential@Luke_Kerr, @ZMovieManiac and Duane Eckholm

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Mar 1, 2017

On this week's Geek Confidential Luke Kerr, Craig Peters and Dan Pearce dive into the latest episodes of The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Riverdale.

Cress Williams is cast as Black Lightning.

A Nightwing movie is in development by Warner Bros.

Patrick Stewart is retiring from Xavier and X-Men.

The GC guys also discuss which director they think would be best to come in and launch the DCU film franchises and then let someone take the sequels.

All this and more on the latest Geek Confidential podcast

Twitter: @GKConfidential@Luke_Kerr, @ZMovieManiac@MelodieAikels and @RealDanPearce

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Feb 21, 2017

On this week's Geek Confidential Luke Kerr and Melodie Aikels are joined by Jamey Giddens, Mo Walker and J Bernard Jones to explore Black Geekdom.

The group discusses what being a geek means to them. They share who their real and fictional heroes are.

Will the success of films like Hidden Figures and potential success of Black Panther encourage Hollywood to tell stories other than "white savior" movies.

The discuss the best depictions of black characters in television. Why are there so few black lead characters in fantasy television.

All this and much more on this week's Geek Confidential podcast.

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