A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Merry Christmas, you covetous, old sinners! Watching and listening to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite things to do at Christmas time. So I wanted to add to the plethora of adaptations and read the (condensed) story and record it for your enjoyment (I hope). I released these episodes (one for each stave) over the course of four nights during the week of Christmas 2020 (at 1 am, the arrival time of the spirits). I have collected each stave below, my gift to you.

God bless us, everyone!

Stave 1, Marley’s Ghost

Stave 2, The First of the Three Spirits

Stave 3, The Second of the Three Spirits

Stave 4, The Last of the Spirits

Christmas Gab Bag 2020

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Happy holidays! George from Meanwhile at the Podcast returns for our annual Christmas gab bag discussion. This year we discuss the following Christmas related comic books:

  • DC Comics – House of Mystery #257 (1978)
  • Marvel Comics – Daredevil #7 (2011)
  • DC Comics – Impact Winter Special (1992)
  • Classics Illustrated – A Christmas Carol (1990)
  • Fawcett – Dennis the Menace Christmas Special (1975)
  • DC Comics – Superman’s Christmas Adventure (1940)

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The Gutters: Thanksgiving Leftovers

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In this episode of The Gutters, my audio journal, I talk about:

  • My solitary Thanksgiving
  • My ongoing health issues
  • How I’ve been entertaining myself (via podcasts, movies, and television)
  • Thoughts on the 2020 election
  • And finally, my favorite Christmas movies/specials

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Happy holidays to you and yours. Be safe. Thanks for listening!

Recorded November 29, 2020

Center Seat: Star Trek: The Motion Picture Commentary

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Stardate 2020.342. Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released on December 7, 1979 — 41 years ago — and it’s time to celebrate the first Star Trek film! Pop in your Director’s Cut DVD and follow along as I provide my own fan commentary about one of my favorite Star Trek films.

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Theme music: “Saving the World” by Aaron Kenny (https://www.youtube.com/user/contactkennya/)

The Legion Project 26: Illusion

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Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #26: “Illusion”. While hiding from the Fatal Five, Projectra tells her fellow Legionnaires why she rejoined as Sensor Girl. Later, during the battle with the Fatal Five, *REDACTED* is murdered by the Emerald Empress, and Sensor Girl metes out retribution! Plus, Who’s Who entries and more!

(00:45) Preamble
(15:47) Legion of Super-Heroes #26 synopsis, general thoughts, and cover discussion
(29:41) Main discussion
(1:32:06) Thoughts on the art, other story points, reader reactions, and more
(2:03:48) Who’s Who #19 entries on Quislet and others; Super Powers III #1 featuring Tyr; Legion appearances in Booster Gold #8 and “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow” (in Action Comics and Superman)
(2:43:15) A look at Back Issue #120 featuring Steve Lightle’s Legion Outpost proposal
(2:53:19) Wrap-up and outro

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic