We Are The Geek: The Chroniclers Of Darkness by Uncle Yo

Chroniclers of Darkness is a serial horror podcast set in the New World of Darkness. "Neighborhood Watch" is a Hunter: The Vigil story. All stories are written and narrated by Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer.

This podcast is updated every other week on Fridays at noon.

This blog is also the archive for We Are The Geek podcast.

The Podcasts

Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two continues with Mage: the Awakening. The game of Gnostic Mysteries and Urban Magic.

Lynne Park is a Mastigos with no plan, no friends, and no hope of saving Charlie. Unless a deal can be struck with the monster silently patrolling the halls, so much more than All will be lost.

Thank you to everyone for spreading the word, liking the videos, reposts, retweets, and most importantly, supporting Onyx Path Publishing.

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Writer and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Susan Ly
Guest Performances by @Haystews and @songbyrde
Original Music by Jimmy Lin

Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq

Onyx Path Publishing's "Mage: the Awakening 2nd edition" available atRPGDrivethru.com.

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Uncle Yo Mage Podcast
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Mage: the Awakening
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Onyx Path Publishing Mage Podcast
Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two
Promethean Episode 1 Mind Games
Mage 2nd Edition Actual Play Podcast

Direct download: Mage_Episode_4_Receiver.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two continues with Mage: the Awakening. The game of Gnostic Mysteries and Urban Magic.

Cornered by the Seers of the Throne, Charlie is in dire straits to protect Lynne, and the thing in her head, with their life, and beyond.

Thank you to everyone for spreading the word, liking the videos, reposts, retweets, and most importantly, supporting Onyx Path Publishing.

_________________________________________________

Writer and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Susan Ly
Guest Performances by @Haystews and @songbyrde
Original Music by Jimmy Lin

Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq

Onyx Path Publishing's "Mage: the Awakening 2nd edition" available atRPGDrivethru.com.

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TAGS:

Uncle Yo Podcast
Uncle Yo Mage Podcast
Horror Podcast
Mage: the Awakening
Mage: the Awakening 2nd edition Podcast
Onyx Path Publishing Mage Podcast
Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two
Promethean Episode 1 Mind Games
Mage 2nd Edition Actual Play Podcast

Direct download: Mage_Episode_3_Catch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two continues with Mage: the Awakening. The game of Gnostic Mysteries and Urban Magic.

Lynne’s seizures are getting worse. Whatever is feeding her memories is picking up the pace, but can she utilize her new powers quickly enough to stop her brain from splitting open? Against their better judgment, Charlie reaches out to an old enemy for help, only to make some new ones along the way.

Thank you to everyone for spreading the word, liking the videos, reposts, retweets, and most importantly, supporting Onyx Path Publishing.

_________________________________________________

Writer and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Susan Ly
Guest Performances by @Haystews and @songbyrde
Original Music by Jimmy Lin

Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq

Onyx Path Publishing's "Mage: the Awakening 2nd edition" available atRPGDrivethru.com.

________________________________________________________

TAGS:

Uncle Yo Podcast
Uncle Yo Mage Podcast
Horror Podcast
Mage: the Awakening
Mage: the Awakening 2nd edition Podcast
Onyx Path Publishing Mage Podcast
Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two
Promethean Episode 1 Mind Games
Mage 2nd Edition Actual Play Podcast

Direct download: Mage_Episode_2_Mind_The_Gap.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two continues with Mage: the Awakening. The game of Gnostic Mysteries and Urban Magic.

Lynne Park is a gamer with anger issues and memory lapses. When a mysterious (but familiar) character saves her from a waterfall of glass and a police station full of mannequins, her night, and life, take a dramatic turn.

Thank you to everyone for spreading the word, liking the videos, reposts, retweets, and most importantly, supporting Onyx Path Publishing.
____________________________________________

Writer and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Susan Ly
Guest Performances by @Haystews and @songbyrde
Original Music by Jimmy Lin

Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq

Onyx Path Publishing's "Mage: the Awakening 2nd edition" available at RPGDrivethru.com.

_________________________________________________

TAGS:

Uncle Yo Podcast
Uncle Yo Mage Podcast
Horror Podcast
Mage: the Awakening
Mage: the Awakening 2nd edition Podcast
Onyx Path Publishing Mage Podcast
Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two
Promethean Episode 1 Mind Games
Mage 2nd Edition Actual Play Podcast

Direct download: Mage_Episode_1_Mind_Games.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:02am EST

And now for something completely different.

Sheriff Devon and Murray have some announcements for upcoming Winter Season.

 

Thanks for any likes, shares, and retweets.

See you at:

PAX UnPlugged

MAGFest

 

Writer and Produced by @Uncleyo

Original Music by Jimmy Lin

 

Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:

Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V

Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq

Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2NtbTLw

 

Onyx Path Publishing's "Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition" available at RPGDrivethru.com

Direct download: Vampire_Episode_2_Nov_16.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 5:04am EST

Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two continues with Promethean: the Created. The game of Gothic Longing and Alchemical Disfigurement.

As a storm races across America, Rita and Madge are days from achieving their New Dawn. Abandoned, alone, true intentions will be revealed, impurities will be burned away, and old foes seek to dismantle their Great Work.

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Written and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Gretch Poole - https://gretchenpoole.com/
Original Music by Jimmy Lin - https://soundcloud.com/spicyricecracker
Opening Credits by @th3Engineer
 
Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq
 
Onyx Path Publishing's "Promethean: the Created 2nd Edition" available at RPGDrivethru.com
Direct download: Promethean_Episode_5_-_Mercurious.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two continues with Promethean: the Created. The game of Gothic Longing and Alchemical Disfigurement.

 Rita comes face-to-face with Mr Selkie. As Madge charges to intervene, other forest dwellers have other plans. A desperate offer is made, and Rita's future is in serious...flux.

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Written and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Gretch Poole - https://gretchenpoole.com/
Original Music by Jimmy Lin - https://soundcloud.com/spicyricecracker
Opening Credits by @th3Engineer
 
Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq
 
Onyx Path Publishing's "Promethean: the Created 2nd Edition" available at RPGDrivethru.com
Direct download: Promethean_Episode_4_-Flux.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two continues with Promethean: the Created. The game of Gothic Longing and Alchemical Disfigurement.

On this Halloween, we bring you a very special episode starring some bloodsucking fiends!

Direct download: Halloween_Special_2018_with_Vampires.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two continues with Promethean: the Created. The game of Gothic Longing and Alchemical Disfigurement.

The fallout of the Hartford Incident leaves Rita in Torment, the Wasteland threatening the entire mountainside. Rumors of the West Virginia Mothman are gaining traction, and there are wolves in the distance. But a chance meeting in-person may be the shock Rita needs.

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Written and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Gretch Poole - https://gretchenpoole.com/
Original Music by Jimmy Lin - https://soundcloud.com/spicyricecracker
Opening Credits by @th3Engineer
 
Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq
 
Onyx Path Publishing's "Promethean: the Created 2nd Edition" available at RPGDrivethru.com
Direct download: Promethean_Episode_3_-Torment.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two continues with Promethean: the Created. The game of Gothic Longing and Alchemical Disfigurement.

The City of Hartford is a graveyard of Promethean secrets, but also a moral battleground between its citizens and its own government. Madge and Rita join opposing forces, both on the side of...humanity. As citizens prepare to march on an ICE facility, a Clash of Wills, becomes imminent.

 
Written and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Gretch Poole - https://gretchenpoole.com/
Original Music by Jimmy Lin - https://soundcloud.com/spicyricecracker
Opening Credits by @th3Engineer
 
Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq
 
Onyx Path Publishing's "Promethean: the Created 2nd Edition" available at RPGDrivethru.com
Direct download: Promethean_Episode_2_-Stannum.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two continues with Promethean: the Created. The game of Gothic Longing and Alchemical Disfigurement.

Dr Rita Morelli is a Galatean, a psychologist living on the road. Madge is both dead and a personal envoy. As social tensions and dangerous spirits creep closer, it may be time for Rita for run.

 
Written and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Gretch Poole - https://gretchenpoole.com/
Original Music by Jimmy Lin - https://soundcloud.com/spicyricecracker
Opening Credits by @th3Engineer
 
Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq
 
Onyx Path Publishing's "Promethean: the Created 2nd Edition" available at RPGDrivethru.com
Direct download: Promethean_Episode_1_-_Aurum.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

Chroniclers of Darkness is BACK with Season Two.

Nicks and Charlie have bitten off more than they can chew as Leslie unleashes his person Kerberoi on the entire Sin-Eater population. Robbie Krutch returns, though not in a form we would have expected.

 
Written and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Monica Blayze Leavitt - http://monicablazeleavitt.com/
Original Music by Jimmy Lin - https://soundcloud.com/spicyricecracker
Opening Credits by @th3Engineer
 
Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq
 
Onyx Path Publishing's "Geist: the Sin-Eaters" available at RPGDrivethru.com
Direct download: Geist_Episode_5_-_Black_Bone_Serenade.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Geist: the Sin-Eaters Episode 4: Code Lazarus - Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two

Chroniclers of Darkness is BACK with Season Two.

Nicks is in a tight spot. Her old friend-turned-villain Leslie has made a deal with the devil, and included her in a loophole.

So, with her body in possession of the Black Bone Daddy, she and Charlie are gonna have to go behind the entire community's backs to save their own skins.

 
Written and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Monica Blayze Leavitt - http://monicablazeleavitt.com/
Original Music by Jimmy Lin - https://soundcloud.com/spicyricecracker
Opening Credits by @th3Engineer
 
Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq
 
Onyx Path Publishing's "Geist: the Sin-Eaters" available at RPGDrivethru.com
Direct download: Geist_Episode_4_-_Code_Lazarus.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Geist: the Sin-Eaters Episode 3: Reunion - Chroniclers of Darkness Season Two

Chroniclers of Darkness is BACK with Season Two.

Nicks and Charlie use their resources to chase The General into The Underworld. But in the depths, other forces have other plans. And a mysterious, old-but-new-face awakens along the shore of the River Styx.

 
Written and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Monica Blayze Leavitt - http://monicablazeleavitt.com/
Original Music by Jimmy Lin - https://soundcloud.com/spicyricecracker
Opening Credits by @th3Engineer
 
Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq
 
Onyx Path Publishing's "Geist: the Sin-Eaters" available at RPGDrivethru.com
Direct download: Geist_Episode_3_-_Reunion.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Chroniclers of Darkness is BACK with Season Two.

Before Nicks can pursue the wandering spirit of Robbie, she must put two vengeful spirits to rest. But she may be over her head between the ghosts, her Geist withholding her powers, and the sudden appearance of a powerful Mage. Who is this fabulous and lofty new-comer?

Written and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Monica Blayze Leavitt - http://monicablazeleavitt.com/
Original Music by Jimmy Lin - https://soundcloud.com/spicyricecracker
Opening Credits by @th3Engineer
 
Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq
 
Onyx Path Publishing's "Geist: the Sin-Eaters" available at RPGDrivethru.com
Direct download: Geist_Episode_2_-_Grand_Theft_Corpus.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Meet "Nicks," a high-end real estate agent in search of her old friend and teammate, Robbie. After two years since the old Krewe disbanded, Nicks has had to solo missions she's not ready for, and given the demands on her body by of her Geist, the Black Bone Daddy, her deterioration is guaranteed. But a break in the search for Robbie may yield some useful clues after all.

Writer and Produced by @Uncleyo
Starring Monica Blayze Leavitt - http://monicablazeleavitt.com/
Original Music by Jimmy Lin - https://soundcloud.com/spicyricecracker
Opening Credits by @th3Engineer
 
Music Used and Deserving of Your Time:
Hellsing Soundtrack - https://amzn.to/2BVH69V
Anders Manga's "Hexed" - https://bit.ly/2LHc6dq
 
Onyx Path Publishing's "Geist: the Sin-Eaters" available at RPGDrivethru.com
Direct download: Geist_Episode_1_-_Call_Backs.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Neighborhood Watch Post-Mortem

Now that our Hunter: the Vigil story has concluded, Uncle Yo has some announcements on the future of the podcast, the Youtube Channel, and his upcoming live shows. Where are you going to be when you hear the final chapter?

Direct download: Neighborhood_Watch_-_Post-Mortem.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

"Neighborhood Watch" Episode 6: Vaccination.


It's Madge and Pilot vs the Church, The Union, and everything else beneath the city. Madge has drawn a line in the sand, and she will lay everything she has on the line to stop the plague.

Special Thanks to Carly Repcheck for singing.
Special Thanks to Malcolm Ray for playing Pilot.
Special Thanks to Anders Manga for the album Hexed.
Thank you to Jimmy for the music, Michelle for the intro's and outtro's.
Unaccredited music volunteered by The Hellsing Soundtrack, the Trigun Soundtrack, and Devil Makes Three.

Direct download: Neighborhood_Watch_-_Ep_6_Vaccination.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

"Neighborhood Watch" Episode 5: Cancer Cell

Relations with the city's hunters go south FAST for Madge as she walks head-first into a trap set by the Vatican's own Bishop Mancini. And he is not alone. Under threat of torture and fiery condemnation, Madge is gonna need an old weapon from her past.

Grab yourself a book and join us in our Vigil.
Special thanks to Malcolm Ray for playing Pilot.
Special Thanks to Jimmy for original music.
Anders Manga for excerpts from "Hexed."
Uncredited music borrowed from the "Trigun" soundtrack.

Direct download: Neighborhood_Watch_-_Ep_5_Cancer_Cell.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

"Neighborhood Watch" Episode 4: Incubation

Madge descends into uncharted territory in search of the elusive Doctor Miker's research. Meanwhile, her contacts are under fire in a sting operation, and Madge is nowhere to bail them out.

Special Thanks to Danielle McRae for playing Linda.
Special Thanks to Anders Manga for excerpts from the album "Hexed."

 

TAGS

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Direct download: Neighborhood_Watch_-_Ep_4_Incubation.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

"Neighborhood Watch" Episode 3: Containment.

Madge takes matters into her own hands and lays a trap. Hopefully the bastards pursuing her have some information that can connect the black boils plaguing the neighborhood to the ghoul in the subways. It's gonna require some favors from fellow humans, and a few...other resources.

Special Thanks to Jimmy Lin for the original Music.
Michelle Silvani for the intros and outtros.
Anders Manga for the album "Hexed."
For the holidays, he's released some musical brain farts at andersmanga.bandcamp.com

And, hey, happy holidays to your friends, families, the Hopeful, the Damned, the People, the Wise, the Lost, the Created, and all the people Bound to you this winter.

 

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Hunter: The Vigil
Hunter Podcast
World of Darkness
White Wolf Publishing
Neighborhood Watch
Episode 3

Direct download: Neighborhood_Watch_-_Ep_3_Containment.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Madge needs to be treated for her injury, and ends up in a quid pro quo with a devil on the side of the Angels: The Man from Rome...

Want to be featured in an upcoming episode? Record your CAT, and email us an MP3 at youruncleyo@gmail.com. Credit your handle and name your cat. I've got an idea!

Special Thanks to Michelle Silvani for the narrations.
Special Thanks to Danielle McRae for reading Angela's Monologue! I sure hope she comes back.
Special Thanks to Jimmy Lin for original music.

Excerpts from the album "Hexed" used with permission from Anders Manga. It's a great listen.
Thanks too for RAIDS and RUINS, one of the coolest soundtracks from "Hellsing," by Yasushi Ishii.

Brought to you by Patrons like you at Patreon.com.

Game on. Include everyone.

 

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Hunter: The Vigil
Hunter Podcast
World of Darkness
White Wolf Publishing
Neighborhood Watch
Episode 2

Direct download: Neighborhood_Watch_-_Ep_2_Zero_Patience.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

"Neighborhood Watch" Episode 1: It Takes the Village.

You Voted, so we're delivering. Here's your Hunter: The Vigil story. The stories of candles in the darkness.

Meet Madge Gunthrey. Career Hunter of pretty much all of our previous protagonists. A new bacteria is spreading through the waterways, kids are in danger, and eyes are in all the darker places. When evils bubble up, it's up to humanity to step up. Outgunned, outnumbered, but never outclasses. Welcome to Hunter: The Vigil. 

Let us know what you enjoy. Catch you at Patreon.com/UncleYo
Get your latest on the Facebook Feed.

Check out Hunter: The Vigil at drivethrurpg.com and start your chronicle today.

Corinne Sudberg voiced our new intros and outtros.

TAGS

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Hunter: The Vigil
Hunter Podcast
World of Darkness
White Wolf Publishing
Neighborhood Watch
Episode 1

Direct download: Neighborhood_Watch_-_Ep_1_It_Takes_A_Village.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Halloween Crossover 2016

To conclude the last three arcs of Chroniclers of Darkness, an old fiend has a new plan that spells disaster for all of New York Cities. If the various sources of darkness don't gather at once, the Underworld WILL NOT stay under for much longer.
Combining our stories from Geist: the Sin-Eaters, Vampire: the Requiem, and Changeling: the Lost, it's the Halloween Slugfest you approved. Join us on Patreon, or keep eyes peeled to the facebook page and vote on which game we follow next.

Visit Uncle Yo on Patreon or Facebook for behind-the-scenes write-ups and a heads up on when you can contribute and shape the story.

Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Special Thanks to ELIZA RICKMAN for her music.
Check her out at Elizarickman.com and at amazon.com.

Let us know what you enjoy. Catch you at Patreon.com/UncleYo
Get your latest on the Facebook Feed.

Check out Changeling: the Lost at drivethrurpg.com and start your chronicle today.

Special thanks to Corinne Sudberg for our new intros and outtros.
Special Thanks to @Open_Lane for voicing Green Gracie.


TAGS

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Changeling: the Lost
Changeling RPG
Changeling Podcast
World of Darkness
White Wolf Publishing
Changeling 2nd Edition
Down the Rabbit Hole
Episode 6
Raves and Riddles

Direct download: Chroniclers_Of_Darkness_-_Halloween_Crossover_2016.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Episode 6: Whet Dreams

We've had Tea Time, we've had mysteries, but we finally reach the Bottom of the Rabbit hole. As Brindle's search draws to a close, are he and Pete ready to pay the price to escape this Dream Prison?

Visit Uncle Yo on Patreon or Facebook for behind-the-scenes write-ups and a heads up on when you can contribute and shape the story.

Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Special Thanks to ELIZA RICKMAN for her music.
Check her out at Elizarickman.com and at amazon.com.

Let us know what you enjoy. Catch you at Patreon.com/UncleYo
Get your latest on the Facebook Feed.

Check out Changeling: the Lost at drivethrurpg.com and start your chronicle today.

Special thanks to Corinne Sudberg for our new intros and outtros.
Special Thanks to @Open_Lane for voicing Green Gracie.

 
TAGS
 
Uncle Yo
Changeling: the Lost
Changeling RPG
Changeling Podcast
World of Darkness
White Wolf Publishing
Changeling 2nd Edition
Down the Rabbit Hole
Episode 6
Raves and Riddles
Direct download: Down_The_Rabbit_Hole_-_Ep_6_Whet_Dreams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Episode 5: Sanctum of Harvest

 
One mystery leads to another as our remaining characters turn to the elusive Autumn Court for answers. Perhaps their answer will be quite Fetching.
 

Visit Uncle Yo on Patreon or Facebook for behind-the-scenes write-ups and a heads up on when you can contribute and shape the story.

Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Special Thanks to ELIZA RICKMAN for her music.
Check her out at Elizarickman.com and at amazon.com.

Let us know what you enjoy. Catch you at Patreon.com/UncleYo
Get your latest on the Facebook Feed.

Check out Changeling: the Lost at drivethrurpg.com and start your chronicle today.

Special thanks to Corinne Sudberg for our new intros and outtros.
Special Thanks to @Open_Lane for voicing Green Gracie.

 
TAGS
 
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Changeling: the Lost
Changeling RPG
Changeling Podcast
World of Darkness
White Wolf Publishing
Changeling 2nd Edition
Down the Rabbit Hole
Episode 4
Raves and Riddles
Direct download: Down_The_Rabbit_Hole_-_Ep_5_Sanctum_Of_Harvest.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 1:13pm EST

Episode 4 - Raves and Riddles
 
Brindle gets a front-row seat as one of the immortal and mad Fae makes a rare appearance on Earth to collect a new servant. Some old friends and New Horrors burst from your nightmares for a night of Sex on the City.
 

Brindle, Pete and Green Gracie are trapped between a rock and a FishFace as they square off against Red Cap, the Freehold's Mad Cannibal.

Visit Uncle Yo on Patreon or Facebook for behind-the-scenes write-ups and a heads up on when you can contribute and shape the story.

Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Special Thanks to ELIZA RICKMAN for her music.
Check her out at Elizarickman.com and at amazon.com.

Let us know what you enjoy. Catch you at Patreon.com/UncleYo
Get your latest on the Facebook Feed.

Check out Changeling: the Lost at drivethrurpg.com and start your chronicle today.

Special thanks to Corinne Sudberg for our new intros and outtros.
Special Thanks to @Open_Lane for voicing Green Gracie.

 
TAGS
 
Uncle Yo
Changeling: the Lost
Changeling RPG
Changeling Podcast
World of Darkness
White Wolf Publishing
Changeling 2nd Edition
Down the Rabbit Hole
Episode 4
Raves and Riddles
Direct download: Down_The_Rabbit_Hole_-_Ep_4_Raves__Riddles.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:37pm EST

Episode 3 - Prince Harming

Brindle, Pete and Green Gracie are trapped between a rock and a FishFace as they square off against Red Cap, the Freehold's Mad Cannibal.

Visit Uncle Yo on Patreon or Facebook for behind-the-scenes write-ups and a heads up on when you can contribute and shape the story.

Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Special Thanks to ELIZA RICKMAN for her music.
Check her out at Elizarickman.com and at amazon.com.

Let us know what you enjoy. Catch you at Patreon.com/UncleYo
Get your latest on the Facebook Feed.

Check out Changeling: the Lost at drivethrurpg.com and start your chronicle today.

Special thanks to Corinne Sudberg for our new intros and outtros.
Special Thanks to @Open_Lane for voicing Green Gracie.
Special Thanks to @Silfnix for the amazing illustrations. More to come as the chronicle develops.

Direct download: Down_The_Rabbit_Hole_-_Ep_3_Prince_Harming.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Episode 2: Damsel in Distress

Brindle and Pete enlist Green Gracie of the Fairest to investigate Mt Sinai Hospital. But an old threat becomes very real as a fan-favorite character stands in their way.

Enjoying the show so far? Check out White Wolf's Modern Fantasy Horror RPG "Changeling: the Lost" at Drivethrurpg.com. Enjoying the Music? Visit elizarickman.com.

Visit Uncle Yo on Patreon or Facebook or behind-the-scenes write-ups and a heads up on when you can contribute and shape the story.

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Direct download: Down_The_Rabbit_Hole_-_Ep_2_Damsel_In_Distress.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

"Down the Rabbit Hole" is a horror podcast set in the World of Darkness' "Changeling: the Lost."

Episode 1: Wishing Well

Meet Brindle and Pete, two average plant-themed Changelings preparing for the beginning of Autumn. When a friend disappears without any notice or trace, the investigation begins.

Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Excerpts from "Hexed" used with permission from Anders Manga.

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Direct download: Down_The_Rabbit_Hole_-_Ep_1_Wishing_Well.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

Six episodes later, we wrap up our Vampire story within the Chroniclers of Darkness. But it's never the end for many of our characters. Uncle Yo has many upcoming stand-up appearances to announce as well as reflections on where Vampire can hide in your neighborhood. Cast your vote at the Uncle Yo Facebook Page for which story we enter next. Catch up next week on the Youtube Page for a lecture on Vampire.

Based on the RPG Vampire: the Requiem from Onyx Path Publishing and White Wolf Publishing.
Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Excerpts from "Hexed" used with permission from Anders Manga.

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Direct download: Be_Kine_To_Your_Neighbors_-_Post-Mortem.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

Welcome to Episode 6 (of 6) in the next leg of our chronicle. "Be Kine To Your Neighbors" is a Vampire: the Requiem story. Expect betrayals, blood cults, addiction, and wickedness for wickedness' sake.

"My Sweet Embraceable You" reunites the Crypticks...right in the grip of Kadir and her enforcers. With their backs against the wall, it may be time for Devon to be force-fed a little humility. Or buckshot. Most likely buckshot.

Can you name both songs referenced in this week's episode? Post your guesses on our Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/users/uncleyo.

Based on the RPG Vampire: the Requiem from Onyx Path Publishing and White Wolf Publishing.
Opening and Closing Narration read by Michelle Silvani.
Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Excerpts from "Hexed" used with permission from Anders Manga.

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Welcome to Episode 5 (of 6) in the next leg of our chronicle. "Be Kine To Your Neighbors" is a Vampire: the Requiem story. Expect betrayals, blood cults, addiction, and wickedness for wickedness' sake.

Devon has found Murray in the middle of a gladiatorial pit, and the two fight for their lives.

Can you name both songs referenced in this week's episode? Post your guesses on our Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/users/uncleyo.

Based on the RPG Vampire: the Requiem from Onyx Path Publishing and White Wolf Publishing.
Opening and Closing Narration read by Michelle Silvani.
Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Excerpts from "Hexed" used with permission from Anders Manga.

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Direct download: Be_Kine_To_Your_Neighbors_-_Ep_5_Pit_Fallouts.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Welcome to Episode 4 (of 6) in the next leg of our chronicle. "Be Kine To Your Neighbors" is a Vampire: the Requiem story. Expect betrayals, blood cults, addiction, and wickedness for wickedness' sake.

 

With Stephanie and Murray's lives at risk there is no time to waste, but a mysterious new ally may offer Devon the edge he needs. This week's episode features Channel Awesome's Tamara Lynn Chambers. Always a pleasure.

 
Can you name both songs referenced in this week's episode? Post your guesses on our Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/users/uncleyo.
 
Based on the RPG Vampire: the Requiem from Onyx Path Publishing and White Wolf Publishing.
Opening and Closing Narration read by Michelle Silvani.
Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Excerpts from "Hexed" used with permission from Anders Manga.

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Direct download: Be_Kine_To_Your_Neighbors_-_Ep_4_Faustian_Cover_Up.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Welcome to Episode 3 (of 6) in the next leg of our chronicle. "Be Kine To Your Neighbors" is a Vampire: The Requiem story. Expect betrayals, blood cults, addiction, and wickedness for wickedness' sake.

Devon and Steph make a break for it once the Circle of the Crow enacts their version of a "Red Wedding." But will they escape their pursuers?

Can you name both songs referenced in this week's episode? Post your guesses on our Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/users/uncleyo.
 
Based on the RPG Vampire: The Requiem from Onyx Path Publishing and White Wolf Publishing.
Opening and Closing Narration read by Michelle Silvani.
Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Excerpts from "Hexed" used with permission from Anders Manga.

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Direct download: Be_Kine_To_Your_Neighbors_-_Ep_3_Blood_Hunt.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Welcome to Episode 2 (of 6) in the next leg of our chronicle. "Be Kine To Your Neighbors" is a Vampire: the Requiem story. Expect betrayals, blood cults, addiction, and wickedness for wickedness' sake.
 
Fade into Devon's team, a detached clutter of hedonistic Kindred hoping to keep their heads low while New York tears itself apart in search of a new Prince. When their leaders fall to a sudden coup, however, even the lazy must respond to the call to arms.
 
Can you name both songs referenced in this week's episode? Post your guesses on our Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/users/uncleyo.
 
Based on the RPG Vampire: the Requiem from Onyx Path Publishing and White Wolf Publishing.
Opening and Closing Narration read by Michelle Silvani.
Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Excerpts from "Hexed" used with permission from Anders Manga.

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Direct download: Be_Kine_To_Your_Neighbors_-_Ep_2_Shadow_Play.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 8:34pm EST

Welcome to Episode 1 (of 6) in the next leg of our chronicle. "Be Kine To Your Neighbors" is a Vampire: the Requiem story. Expect betrayals, blood cults, addiction, and wickedness for wickedness' sake.
 
Episode 1: Red Crossfire. Meet Dr. Nicholas Jerakis, a late-night surgeon still wandering the halls of Mount Sinai Hospital in Astoria, Queens. Everything goes to Dis when a new kid arrives on the scene.
 
Can you name both songs referenced in this week's episode? Post your guesses on our Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/users/uncleyo.
 
Based on the RPG Vampire: the Requiem from Onyx Path Publishing and White Wolf Publishing.
Opening and Closing Narration read by Michelle Silvani.
Original Music Produced by Jimmy Lin.
Excerpts from "Hexed" used with permission from Anders Manga.
 
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Direct download: Be_Kine_To_Your_Neighbors_-_Ep_1_Red_Crossfire.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

Yo reflects on the experience of making the series.  

Stay tuned for the next series!

Links and podcasts mentioned in this episode:

- The Onyx Path Publishers

 
 
 
 
 
Direct download: Tombstone_Kings_Of_Queens_-_Post-Mortem.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

With the remaining members of the Tombstone Kings' lives at risk, our chapter concludes as Robbie prepares to exhume answers from Mr Calloway, whether his old boss is willing to answer them or not.

Special thanks to Anders Manga for allowing us to use "Depraved Are Rising" from HEXED in this week's episode!

Here's a free quickstart to help you with your first game of Geist: The Sin-Eaters.

Direct download: Tombstone_Kings_Of_Queens_-_Ep_6_Eulogy.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

Even with their numbers dwindling, the remaining Tombstone Kings follow-up on a lead from The General to uncover the key to Robbie's missing memories.

Here's a free quickstart to help you with your first game of Geist: The Sin-Eaters.

Direct download: Tombstone_Kings_Of_Queens_-_Ep_5_Wooden_Stakeout.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

The Tombstone Kings of Queens have their first field trip to The Underworld. Armed to the teeth, they follow Leslie's lead on a case with a dangerous objective.

Direct download: Tombstone_Kings_Of_Queens_-_Ep_4_River_Styx_and_Stones.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 1:03pm EST

“Taps"

Shandra helps Robbie come face-to-face with his Geist, The General. A new lead on the Amy murder comes to light and darkens the mood.

Direct download: Tombstone_Kings_Of_Queens_-_Ep_3_Taps.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 11:44am EST

Robbie and Leslie suit up to deal with a haunting, the very site where Robbie made The Bargain. In a world so diverse and hungry, we have to ask, who haunts whom?

Direct download: Tombstone_Kings_Of_Queens_Ep_2_-_Graveyard_Shift.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

Chroniclers of Darkness is a serial horror podcast set in the New World of Darkness. The Tombstone Kings of Queens is our first game covered, set in "Geist: The Sin-Eaters." Every 6 weeks, a new protagonist, a new game, a new chapter in the sandbox of modern Queens, New York.

Meet Robbie Krutch: Bodyguard, transplanted Southern Gentleman, Sin-Eater, and newest member of The Tombstone Kings Krewe. In our premiere episode of Chroniclers of Darkness, Robbie advocates for both the living, and the dead.

Direct download: Tombstone_Kings_Of_Queens_Ep_1_-_Duty_Bound.mp3
Category:Chroniclers Of Darkness -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

Yo has a special announcement for all you boys and girls about his New World Of Darkness serial podcast project.

And also - stay tuned for a very special Vine...

Direct download: CLXXXIII_-_SPECIAL_ANNOUNCEMENT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56pm EST

After three years, and months on the edge, we're finally ready to say our thank you's to you, the listeners. Yo explains the rest of his year, from a slot at the Rochester Fringe Festival, to fundraising for Dungeon Crawlers, and hints at many more projects on the way. We want to thank each of you for letting us join and narrate your job, study time, commute, or torture sessions within a Korean prison. We'll try to send help.

LINKS: "Pretty"

Cosplay Burlesque

Direct download: 182_-_See_Yo_Go.mp3
Category:Yo Original -- posted at: 3:55am EST

Once in while, it's hard to tell whether Japanese creators are being ironic or just creating homages. The Magical Boy anime Cute High Earth Defense Club is ready to watch in its one-season entirety on Crunchyroll...but why would you do that to yourself? Other than its surprising darkness in its humor on love and death, this parody of magical girl anime is not as fan-servicy as Free, but just as ridiculous and light-hearted.

Direct download: 181_-_Cute_High_Earth_Defense_Club.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 2:20am EST

What happens when you die? Do you get what you deserve? How much of it is fate, and how much of what we get when we die is a roll of the dice? The new anime, Death Parade, doesn't care, but has some brilliant in-depth stories of moral greyness in this not-so episodic look at QuinDecim, where a game of chance will put your soul on trial.

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Judith's new Pokemon Podcast

Direct download: 180_-_Death_Parade_with_Judith__Natalie.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 8:39am EST

Considering how influential they are to all of us, why do so few stories feature mothers at their center? Yo reflects on fan suggestions for the most dedicated Tiger moms and Mama Bears in media today, alive or otherwise, and takes the time to thank the mothers in his life.

Direct download: 179_-_Mothers_Day_2015.mp3
Category:Yo Original -- posted at: 2:51am EST

Is your Fandom the Real Thing? Ikuhara's works have been tackled on "We are the Geek" before, but never this deep. Prepare to dive into the bait-and-switch honeypot that's neither fanservice nor horror, neither direct or metaphorical, forever separated by the Wall of Severance. It's YuriKuma, available on FUNimation and Hulu. And at 12 episodes, it's a tightly wound ball of sexual frustration and symbolic bear slaughter. Where do you even begin to analyze a transcendental anime like this? Well, to the fans, obviously.

LINKS:
YuriKuma on AnimeNewsNetwork
Judith's Cooking Blog with Plushies, Stuff in Fluff
Judith's new Pokemon Podcast

 

Direct download: 178_-_Yurikuma_Arashi_with_Judith_and_Natalie.mp3
Category:Guest Host -- posted at: 12:59am EST

Escape From immerses players in an hour-long, themed event centered on solving word puzzles. Recently, they pitted New Yorkers against the Monstrous Titans, in an Attack on Titan-themed event. Yo and Peter Tatara reflect on the logistics, pros and cons of a physical and mental event that challenged and engaged weeaboos in a full, interactive, outdoor setting. Where could they improve? What is the future for Escape From now that they are opening a new event in Brooklyn? The man who shaped the New York Anime Festival and New York Comic Con has some thoughts on immersive promotional events. Also, Yo talks about conserving water as America faces its next resource crisis: staying moist.

Links:
Some Info About California's Dry Rub
- National Water Crisis? 

- How much water are you EATING? 
- More Escape From Events! 
- Follow Peter on Twitter @NerdYorkCity

Direct download: 177_-_Escape_from_Walled_City.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 9:41am EST

Judith, Natalie and Yo sit down for a long talk on Steven Universe, it's tiny conspiracy theories, origins, executions, and anime homages. How does a show flip gender stereotypes on their heads? By making the audience do a headstand of expectations. Steven Universe nurtures a young boy of mixed human/magic/space alien gem origins to becoming a healer and leader. Action, humor, pathos and song; it's the show you didn't know you needed.

 

LINKS: Stuff In Fluff Cooking, where plushies cook for you!  [Editor's note: call Yakov Smirnoff, have him re-work that line into a joke about Soviet Russia.]

Direct download: 176_-_Steven_Universe.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 2:57am EST

Rob Carlson has a lifetime behind him of doing radio spots, voice-over work, and stylistic parody songs. His band, Modern Man, rivals Weird Al for lyrical syncopation and humor. Yo talks to Rob about the blues, festivals, and Vikings.

Direct download: 175_-_Rob_Carlson.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Yo reflects on open-source knowledge, its need to improve a society, and the joys of 3D Printing.

LINKS:

3D Printing on Wikipedia

Epic 3DP Fail on Tumblr

Lisa Harouni on Ted Talks

Students build solar car with 3D-printed body

 

Direct download: 174_-_3D_Printers.mp3
Category:Yo Solo -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Yo corners Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea director Tomm Moore. The Academy Award-nominated director reflects on Batman, Miyazaki, Don Bluth's legacy in Ireland, and upcoming projects on the world's newest favorite tiny story.
Direct download: 173_-_Tomm_Moore.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:12am EST

The reviews are in. Shakespeare Shakedown has created a minimalist experience surpassing its previous attempts. Charles Dunbar and Yo reflect on their experience from opening night, where they went, who they accepted quests from, and the power of holding a mad princess by the hand.

LINKS:
Yo's written review of Shakespeare Shakedown (Hamlet)

 

Charles' GoFundMe campaign for the StudyofAnime trip to Japan

Direct download: 172_-_Shakespeare_Shakedown_with_Charles_Dunbar.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 11:00am EST

Yo sits down with college friend Teddy Nicholas, New York born and raised, about a life stage-managing and the sacrifices it takes to keep making theater. This goes out to all you bright, starry-eyed kids who think they are ready to face hunger, heartbreak and (dear Lord) inconvenience! Teddy's revival of "This is a Play About Being Gay" is an intense character study happening April 16 and 21 at Stage Left Studio.

Direct download: 171_-_Teddy_Nicholas.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:25am EST

Every writer has a world they want to pull their possible customers into, and the best video games and series out there today have done it pitch-first, and developed your favorite details season-by-season. Yo reflects on "The Office," "My Little Pony," "BioShock," and "The Venture Bros" on the importance of mythical world-building, planting reveals, and leaving yourself room to grow as a creator.

Remember, Kids, Promo Code POISON gets you $20 off any show at Annie's Shakespeare Shakedown, Hamlet

Direct download: 170_-_World_Building.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 1:29am EST

It's the Sci-Fi death echoing throughout the community. Dan and Yo sit down to reflect on the part of geek culture that seeks to immortalize actors and characters, and why it's healthy for our struggle as humans to draw upon the positive lessons of their lives. For some of us, we had Picard, we learned alongside Data. Some of us lost Optimus Prime and Spike Spiegal first-hand, but all of us grew stronger from it. Rest in Peace, Mr. Nimoy. Your legacy and integrity keeps us looking for our future among the stars.

Direct download: 169_-_Remembering_Leonard_Nimoy.mp3
Category:Rememberance -- posted at: 2:38am EST

Minimalist horror puts the players in a corner fending off animatronic terrors in the two most popular horror games of 2014. Now, Yo introduces you to the creator, its characters, cheats, fan theories, and analyzes it from a horror actor's point of view.

Remember, Kids, Promo Code POISON gets you $20 off any show at Annie's Shakespeare Shakedown: Hamlet!!

Direct download: 168_-_Five_Nights_At_Freddys.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 2:34am EST

The interactive theater event that turns Billy Shakes on his head returns to NYC. Annie Kaup returns to prove Hamlet the not-so sweet prince she's cut out to be...Go to shakespeareshakedown.com and enter promo code YO for $10 off your tickets for opening weekend!

Direct download: 167_-_Annie_Kaups_Hamlet_Shakespeare_Shakedown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:34pm EST

A very special send off to the characters of Dungeon Crawlers as Benny, Thrak and Mumbar the Wizard (and JED?) hijack the usual episode to say their thanks and deny their involvement in previous crimes. We also bring back Jed "Frobarr" Blue to read too deeply into the series.

LINKS

Direct download: 166_-_Dungeon_Crawlers_Wrap_Up.mp3
Category:Yo Original -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

Dan and Yo dive into the wonky illustrations and adventure-a-week of Jumanji: the Animated Series. Combining unusual voice acting talents with 19th-century Romanticism, this world was part jungle, part Matrix. But what gems can we glean from a show that even UPN tried to cancel?

LINKS: Yo's new album, Facepalms and Fandoms, is available to download!

Direct download: 165_-_Jumanji_Animated_Series_with_Dan_Lavoie.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 2:47am EST

Monday, Jan 26th: "Mighty Max"

COPY: Yo and Lavoie first met bonding over Mighty Max, the innovative, self-contained palm-sized toys for boys, as well as the 1992 animated series it inspired starring Rob Paulsen as Max. In 40 episodes, this series featured a worldview of cultures, mythologies, and even literary villainy on a macro-scale rarely seen in animation at the time. Fate vs. Free Will was pitted against each other as often as Good vs. Evil. How did they draw such compelling source material from a kids' toy?

 

LINKS:

Mighty Max Wikipedia Entry

You're Missing Dungeon Crawlers? There's One Episode LEFT

The Woodsman is back in production. Get your tickets now!

Direct download: 164_-_Mighty_Max_with_Dan_Lavoie.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 2:42am EST

Yo and Dan Lavoie are at odds on who is writing, enforcing, and directing new comic book rating systems. Do they apply today as the did before dropping the Comic Code Authority in 2010? Are we allowed to draw the line between sex and violence? As mainstream media (TV, comics, movies) compete with freelance media (podcasts, webcomics, Netflix,) morals and lines keep blurring. At least we've finally patched up Powergirl's boob window.

Direct download: 163_-_Comic_Book_Ratings_with_Dan_Lavoie.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 1:09am EST

Yo pulls in Dan Lavoie from Team Tekko and Tiny Robot Studios to gripe and glorify the past eight years of DC's show-running Green Lantern franchise under Geoff John's Sinestro-like guidance. We trace back from Hal Jordan's descent into evil through Parallax leading up to the new event, Godhead. What does it take to sell the Green Lantern as a character? As a super-power? What the Hell is willpower if everyone has it?

LINKS: Did you check out Yo's profile at Off-Beat Bride.com yet? He can marry you and your beau/beau-in-a-dress. 

PRODUCER JIMMY'S NOTE: Read Emerald Dawn, if you can get your hands on it.  It's fantastic.

Direct download: 162_-_Green_Lantern_with_Dan_Lavoie.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 1:29am EST

Yo breaks down the themes, both visual and musical, behind Cartoon Saloon's latest animated fable, "Song of the Sea." The studio became famous after producing "The Secret of Kels." Now, a modern retelling of the Selkie story pulls a family's emotional grief in parallel with a world losing all magic and ties to its heritage and past.

Direct download: 161_-_Song_of_the_Sea.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 8:11am EST

Yo sits down with front-runner of Platform One and professional Professor Snape impersonator, Nigel Taylor. Anglo-philes pine, Vampires herd their Kine, and Potterheads leave feeling fine.
 
LINKS:
Direct download: 160_-_Nigel_Taylor_of_Platform_One.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:45am EST

Take this time of the year to steel yourself against family, the onslaught of sappy holiday music, the push and rush of the crowds at the malls. Yo and Cat take the time out to thank everyone for the past year's support. We go into "The Little Prince" to look at the trailer and the direction of the upcoming animated film. Then, we get dirty, kinky and furry with the oldest Christmas tradition: the Krampus.

LINKS:

Pseudopod's Episode 260, "Saint Nicholas' Helper"

Direct download: 159_-_Christmas_2014_Bonus.mp3
Category:Minisode -- posted at: 3:34am EST

Judith, Natalie, Cat and Yo take a seat to talk the differences and multiple strengths between Avatar: the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra." It's the Avatar smackdown as we learn opinion bending.

Direct download: 158_-_AvatarKorra_Roundtable.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Yo reunites with Brooklyn's singer/songwriter Jenn Friedman to understand her journey in battling a life-threatening eating disorder. Through music, writing and outreach, Jenn was able to create a double-release, "Eating Disorders on the Wire," a dual package book and concept album meant to compliment the experience. It's a gripping life lesson for survivors, artists, advocates, and humans everywhere. You are not alone.

Also, check out Jenn's Youtube channel.

Direct download: 157_-_Jenn_Friedman.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Yo and Jed have arrived at the new Creation. How will the Devil wrap up his business with Creation, how will Elaine play God, and how DOES Lucifer...y'know...with the ladies? The final stretch is here as we sing the Evensong.

LINKS: Check out Froborr's 2nd volume of critical essays, "My Little Po-Mo." 

Support Jed's dive into the DCAU on Patreon

Direct download: 156_-_Lucifer_Vol_11_with_Jed_A_Blue.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 7:55am EST

We've reached the final battle between Creation and Destruction as Fenris takes on Lucifer, Noema takes on Free Will, and Lilith takes backstage with Elaine to make the case to Yahweh himself.

LINKS:
- Check out Froborr's 2nd volume of critical essays, "My Little Po-Mo." (alt link)
- Support Jed's dive into the DCAU on Patreon

Direct download: 155_-_Lucifer_Vol_10_with_Jed_A_Blue.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 7:37am EST

Yo and Cat are locked in to discuss the major themes, spoilers and surprises of Series 8 of Doctor Who, introducing Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and Clara as, dare we say, an interesting person? How perverse was the finale? Who is taking care of whom? And what does this mean for the future, the past, and our journey?

Also, guest-starring Aaron Fristik, host of the Comic Run podcast. After some deep soul-searching, the indy podcast is back full-force. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday, everyone, and we'll watch you at Derpycon!

Direct download: 154_-_Peter_Capaldi__The_Comic_Run.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 1:53am EST

In lieu of our upcoming break, Yo shares some tips on make-up, warm-ups and crowd-working for upcoming haunters and even haunted house patrons for the upcoming Halloween bash this Friday.
LINKS: 
Direct download: 153_-_Tips_for_Haunters.mp3
Category:Yo Original -- posted at: 1:20am EST

While Yo reminisces on the passing of New York Comic Con from the fans to Hollywood, Jed A. Blue and he dwell on despots, leaders, change, death, rebirth, birth, and the outcome of Fenris' plots.

LINKS: Why aren't you watching Dungeon Crawlers? It's Free! 

Direct download: 152_-_Lucifer_Vol_9_with_Jed_A_Blue_-_Crux.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 2:07am EST

With Yahweh gone, there is blood in the air, and that can only mean the Wolf is not far behind. Fenrir, the demi-god of destruction, seeks out the tree Yggdrasil. It's suddenly up to Lucifer, Michael, and Elaine to intervene and stop this linchpin. If they can...

With Jed A. Blue

Direct download: 151_-_Lucifer_Vol_8_with_Jed_A_Blue_-_The_Wolf_Beneath_The_Tree.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 1:51am EST

The Throne of Creation is empty now that God has left his Creation to crumble. Who is able (or willing) to usurp? Lucy and Maz have their hands full in this gory, comical and oddly touching volume.  With co-host Jed A. Blue
 
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Direct download: 150_-_Lucifer_Vol_7_with_Jed_A_Blue_-_Exodus.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 1:59am EST

Lucifer assembles a crew to pilot the Naglfar in an attempt to bring Elaine Belloc's soul back from its resting place. Yo and Jed A. Blue look into the mirrors of other worlds and discover that, yes, there is something staring back at you.

LINKS: Check out Jed's 4 panels and both Cosplay Burlesque shows at Anime USA.

Direct download: 149_-_Lucifer_Vol_6_with_Jed_A._Blue_-_Mansions_of_the_Silence.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 12:53am EST

A fight to the death, a debt to pay, and Heaven vs Hell as Lucifer returns his old hometown of Hell to face Archangel, Amenadiel of the Host.  With Jed A. Blue.

This October, Yo will be performing at Horseman's Hollow in Philipse Manor, NY.

Direct download: 148_-_Lucifer_Vol_5_with_Jed_A_Blue_-_Inferno.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 1:19am EST

Pride cometh before the fall, and it's time for Lucifer to be pegged down a notch. Jed Blue and Yo descend beyond Death herself to discuss the most action-packed volume of this graphic novel series.

Please note that this volume of Lucifer has sexual content and violent.  As such, we recommend this episode only for mature audiences.

Direct download: 147_-_Lucifer_Vol_4_with_Jed_A_Blue_-_The_Divine_Comedy.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Our journey into Lucifer continues as Yo and Jed watch the Devil face off against Izanami, demons, and and 11-year old British Grammar School Student in Lucifer Vol 3: "A Dalliance With The Damned."

Direct download: 146_-_Lucifer_Vol_3_with_Jed_A._Blue_-_Children__Monsters.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 12:42am EST

Summer gives way to spring(?) as Uncle Yo retrieves Jed A. Blue from his crystal dagger prison on the fields of Glys to discuss Vertigo's fantasy epic, Lucifer, written by Mike Carey. Prepare for purgatory as we embrace The Fall. Korra is done, Peter Capaldi is the Doctor, and we are all Fire and Brimstone.

Direct download: 145_-_Lucifer_Vol_2_with_Jed_A._Blue.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 2:32am EST

Yo and Jed A. Blue are knocking on the wrong door by reviewing, paraphrasing, and summoning volume 1 of Vertigo Comics' great series, Lucifer. You know what they say about idle hands...
 
Direct download: 144_-_Luscifer_Vol_1_with_Jed_A._Blue.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 3:14am EST

On July 4th, the convention circuit lost sci-fi writer CJ Henderson. He made a lot of people laugh, and a lot more people get up and start writing. Today on We are the Geek, we celebrate and remember him for the positive presence he was at anime cons and sci-fi cons alike.

In addition, Charles returns with to discuss the anthropological and mythological origins of the Devil in modern culture. We'll go through Tiamet, Samiel, Lucifer, Ibliss and the Devil himself. So...where the Hell is Hell anyway?

Jimmy's reading corner:
- Alice K Turner's informative and entertaining A History of Hell
- Elaine Pagels' influential 
The Origin of Satan

 

Direct download: 143_-_Tribute_to_CJ__Devil_Talk_with_Charles_Dunbar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Yo solo's a low blow dealt against Hollywood when a fascinating article about "The Trinity Effect" circulates around online. Does Western media have any hope of offering interesting characters, or are we still bound by the old ways let by the 1950's stereotypes of women in movies?

Producer Jimmy recommends Kate Beaton's take on Strong Female Characters via her acclaimed webcomic Hark! A Vagrant.

Direct download: 142_-_Strong_Female_Characters.mp3
Category:Yo Solo -- posted at: 2:36am EST

Wrapping up our immersive theater block to go, Yo corners an old friend with a new project. Daniel Adams and Sarah Burkhalter have a vision: theater for all 5 senses. It's a foodie's paradise in an event that pivots the 10 audience members around the table for a buffet of roommate drama, a star-driven chef, and consequences you won't believe.


Yo corners performance artist idiom Cynthia von Buhler and learns what it takes to showrun and self-produce nonfiction, interactive theater. Learn as Unsolved Mysteries of her granfather's murder come to light, learn the real life Civil War between the Booth Brothers Edwin and John, and how playing with dolls can teach you to play better with others.

LINKS:
http://speakeasydollhouse.com/play.html
http://brothersbooth.blogspot.com/

Direct download: 140_-_Cynthia_Von_Buhler.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:35am EST

Immersive theater's newest gem, the Speakeasy Dollhouse, invites audiences to immerse themselves in the real life events around historical murder of Frank Spano, bootlegger and blockhead. But where do you draw the line on a night at the theater that has no bounds? Cosplayer Athenachan and Holepunch himself, John Harrington, join Yo to discuss their experiences with gun, cannolis, and the a nightly live birth

 

Direct download: 139_-_Speakeasy_Dollhouse_with_John_and_Carolann.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 7:40am EST

Dan Lavoie pops in from Tiny Robot Studios to help Yo pick 5 out of 75 two-page RPG's for setting, mechanics and tone. Who made the cut in this lightning fast competition hosted by Topsecretgames.net?
Direct download: 138_-_2_Page_RPGs.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 3:05am EST

The geniuses who brought us "Sleep No More" have launched an immersive event: dinner and a show with a full-flying Russian Circus.

Learn what happens behind closed doors and why this full frontal show has Off-Broadway paying tribute to the Queen. Also, a plea to the Homestuck community.

Direct download: 137_-_Queen_of_the_Night_with_John__Carolann.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 8:15am EST

Yo solos a show about the glow of solar power projects, including the +Pool, Solar Powered airplanes and the Solar Roadways that swept Indiegogo recently. What's up and coming? How close are we to redesigning our future? How close are we to summoning Captain Planet?

 

 

 

 

Direct download: 136_-_Solar_Power_Flowers.mp3
Category:Yo Original -- posted at: 2:16am EST

Taking a break from luxury condos and a page from nature's designs, NYC engineer Robert Scarano has funded and built what green enthusiasts though was another ten years away: a self-sustaining multi-family home utilizing the latest in solar, wind and efficiency that is totally unhooked from the city's energy grid and will never need water pumped in or out. Is such a house possible? Yo sits down with Scarano to get to learn the power of Bio-Mimicry.

Direct download: 135_-_Robert_Scarano.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:35am EST

Yo and Dan LaVoie discuss comic book movies and cartoons and the merits of darker, mature stories. But when DC relies on violence and fight scenes to sell their movies rather than their characters, has style finally overtaken substance?

Direct download: 134_-_DC_Comic_Movies.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 2:05am EST

Ruminations on gastronomical subjugation as Yo muses on what makes a team of weeaboos into a successfully run maid cafe. But is America the right audience to even host a maid cafe? How polite is too polite? How cute is too cute?

Direct download: 133_-_Maid_Cafes_at_Anime_Cons.mp3
Category:Yo Solo -- posted at: 2:32am EST

Matt Forcello is a tattooed, lifelong nerd who Kickstarted his web comic into a 6 episode web series. Can a sitcom about tabletop gamers ever be as compelling as the narrative they create around the table?
 
LINKS:
 
Direct download: 132_-_One_Die_Short_Creator_Matt_Forcello.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:24am EST

Yo corners Charles Dunbar at Shinbokucon and finds out where he's been the last year. Hitting more cons, doing more lectures, and publishing his works are just a few plates the Anime Anthropologist is juggling. The man who can't help but give back gives us a ten-minute version of his folklore and historical analysis of Trigger's new smash hit anime, Kill La Kill.
 
Keep the Cons and Lectures Coming: http://www.gofundme.com/dunbaranime
Direct download: 131_-_Kill_La_Kill_and_Con-vergence_with_Charles.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 2:21am EST

Coming-of-age modern fantasy series Locke and Key swept graphic novel awards almost since its conception. Now, with the final volume coming out in paperback, Yo corners comic book podcast host and stand-up protege Aaron Fristik out of his clone tank to discuss this grim but beautiful coping mechanism in the first WATG/The Comic Run Crossover Event!  (spoiler alert: Flash dies, Superman goes electric, and something something Green Lantern).

A moment of silence for the sincerely funny John Pinette

Direct download: 130_-_Locke__Key_XO_with_The_Comics_Run.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 1:53am EST

Mecha-enthusiast and American Sweetheart Sean Ewing joins Yo to recap the fame, faults and fun of gritty HBO original, True Detective. How does a show highlighting cosmic nihilism, child murder and misogyny end up teaching us more about virtue than Sunday school? One way to find out. The thing about bad men? They keep the other bad men at the door.
 
LINKS: Between Us Productions hosts the new Take Ten - Ten Minute Play Competition.
Direct download: 129_-_True_Detective_with_Sean_Ewing.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 8:54am EST

Happy Birthday, Yo! Yo prepares for Tekkoshocon by discussing Tim Curry's illustrious voice acting career as great villains during cartoon's high times of the 90's. Cartoon enthusiast, Dan from Tekko, steps in to discuss their hopes to lose Ten By Tekko and who owns animation: the fans or the creators?

Direct download: 128_-_Tim_Currys_Voice_Over_Career_with_Dan_Lavoie.mp3
Category:Review -- posted at: 12:35am EST