David Dassau

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?”

Only Idiots Start Podcasts: Getting Your Sh*T Together

I explained in my previous article that I was starting a tutorial series on getting up and running with your very own podcast. So here I am to deliver! In Part 1 of this series, I’ll be giving you some advice and guidance on the very early stages of your podcast development: The “Planning” phase. As I illustrated previously, I am definitely not the most authoritative figure on podcasting. However, I do feel like I’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons during our 3 year tenure, and would love to impart some potentially beneficial wisdom onto those of you considering starting your own show. So let’s get started!

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Ep. #45 – Snoochie Boochies & Chocolate Covered Prezels (feat. Jaren Prince)

The podcast welcomes Jaren Prince, a one-of-a-kind Silent Bob cosplayer, avid fan of Kevin Smith movies, and just an all-around good dude. Jaren, David, and Ted chat about Smith’s filmography, especially his most recent film “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”. Jaren also talks about how he got into Silent Bob cosplay, attending comic conventions, and even meeting Kevin Smith himself!

Only Idiots Start Podcasts: A Mediocre Up-And-Running Guide

The world of podcasting is an interesting place, as you can imagine, for both producers and listeners alike. Since this audio medium is still relatively new, it’s constantly evolving, especially with it being a part of internet content. A big contribution to the evolution of podcasts has been its insane growth in popularity over the last several years. People love listening to podcasts because they’re available at any time, it’s better than radio, and it opens up the possibility for people to have long-form conversations without obnoxious interruptions. And if you’ve been thinking about starting your own podcast, it’s a great time for that as well. Between the costs of getting it off the ground and running, the ease of production, and the bounty of hosting providers, it’s never been easier and more streamlined to host a podcast.

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Ep. #44 – Fueling Self-Improvement Through Nerdom

The podcast welcomes Julian & Lydia Loomis, the founders, operators, and trainers of Everyday Superhero Training. During the episode, Julian breaks down his philosophy and perspective on how to use your passions (geeky, or otherwise) to be the best and healthiest version of yourself!