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David and Ted’s Villain Picks

Our “Evil Villains” month is officially underway, with week 1 now under our belt! If you haven’t yet listened to #53 – Fiction’s Foulest, definitely give it a listen because we’d love to know what you think! For those of you just joining us, I’ll give you a quick rundown: Each week in April, Ted and I will discuss some of our favorite bad guys from popular mediums. Here’s the breakdown of episodes you can look forward to…

  • Week 1 – Fiction/Books (out now!)
  • Week 2 – TV and Movies
  • Week 3 – Comic Books/Graphic Novels
  • Week 4 – GG Goes to the Movies Watch-Along (Movie TBD)

Below is a breakdown of our picks (and honorable mentions) for the mediums we chose to discuss for Villains month. We will continue to update this page as we record more episodes, so make sure you check back each Wednesday this month!

Fiction’s Foulest – Week 1 | Books/Literature/Works of Fiction/etc.

David’s Picks:

  • Villain: Tyler Durden
  • Source: Fight Club
  • Author: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Villain: Alex
  • Source: A Clockwork Orange
  • Author: Anthony Burgess
  • Villain: The Demon (or Devil)
  • Source: The Exorcist
  • Author: William Peter Blatty
  • Villain: Delores Umbridge
  • Source: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Author: J.K. Rowling

Ted’s Picks:

  • Villain: Professor Moriarty
  • Source: Sherlock Holmes
  • Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Villain: Lady MacBeth
  • Source: MacBeth
  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Villain: Dracula
  • Source: Dracula
  • Author: Bram Stoker

Honorable Mentions:

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Ep. #53 – Fiction’s Foulest (Evil Villains, Week 1)

We are kicking off our “Evil Villains” theme month with some of our favorite bad guys from literary history! Join us as we chat about the best of the worsts with some of the books we’ve read, why we like them, and why we think they make effective villains.

Ep. #52 – A Survivor’s Guide to Social Distancing

Greetings, fellow geeks and nerds! We hope you all are fairing well out there right now. Things at the moment are…quite strange, to say the least. So we put together an episode for you that might help you make it through this “Social Distancing” period that we are all having to endure.

Ep. #51 – Better Call Saul, Pt. 2 (feat. Zack Wills)

We are back for part 2 of our Better Call Saul series, where we dive into season 4 of the hit show on AMC! Join us as we chat about the highlights of S4, as well as some of our favorite moments, and then do a bit of speculation on the future of Better Call Saul.

Ep. #50 – The Dork Knights: Our Incomplete Guide to Batman

We’re celebrating our 50th episode of the podcast with one of our favorite comic book heroes of all time: Batman! First we chat about some of the more noteworthy comic book iterations as well as some of our personal favorites. We also touch on the good/bad/ugly of the Batman film history, and close things out with some speculations on Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” due out next year.

Ep. #49 – Better Call Saul, Pt. 1 (feat. Zack Wills)

David is joined by his good friend Zack Wills to begin the first of a 2-part series on the AMC show Better Call Saul. During our spoiler-free discussion, we touch on a few broad talking points such as things that make Better Call Saul an incredibly unique and amazing show, some of our favorite aspects of the show, and how well we think it stacks up to its big brother, Breaking Bad.

GG Goes To The Movies #17: “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum” Watch-Along

It’s the return of the Baba Yaga! David and Ted invite you to a watch-along of one of their favorite movies from 2019, John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum.

If you’re new to our watch-along series, here are some helpful tips/disclaimers: First, if you haven’t seen the movie at least once already, we HIGHLY suggest you watch it before you enjoy it with us! Second, although you can listen to the episode as a stand-alone podcast, we definitely suggest you sync it up to the movie. Lastly, the best way to sync the movie up with our podcast is to pause when the “Lionsgate” logo is fully on screen (about 16 seconds in), and then once you hear the record scratch after our intro music you hit play!

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Ep. #48 – The Legacy of Mario: Super Mario Bros Pt. 2 (feat. Chase Hartsook)

The podcast welcomes back Chase Hartsook (Ep. #35 The Glory of Video Game Collecting)! For part 1 of our series on Super Mario Brothers, David and Chase do a deep dive into the origins and evolution of all the 2D Mario platformers, leading all the way up to Super Mario 64. Part 2, which will contain all of the 3D games, will be released after the new year!

Ep. #47 – Anime-Influenced Art (and the Artists that make it)

The podcast welcomes three amazing artists who have an artistic style that is heavily influenced by anime: Miser, Rachel, and Zailey. We had the pleasure of meeting and working alongside these ladies in the Artist Alley at GalaxyCon Louisville, back in November 2019.

Ep. #46 – To Go Beyond… (feat. Mack & Tiffany Elder)

For our very first Star Trek episode, we take a look at the history of the long-running show, it’s cultural impact on both nerd-based and regular society, and ask serious questions such as “What’s the best iteration of Star Trek, and why is it The Next Generation?”