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GGL012 - Geeky Holidays! This is a short episode, light on news, just to say Happy Holidays and to thank you all for the support we've gotten this year.  You guys rock!

  1. Brief mention of the upcoming Heroes marathons
  2. Battlestar Galactica will be moving to Sunday nights on SciFi (and will soon be joined by The Dresden Files)
  3. Christmas is Interesting by Jonathan Coulton
  4. Holiday thank-yous from SappyWolf... I mean Grailwolf.
Holly Hippo-days, everyone!
Hurdy gur,
-Marc
Direct download: ggl012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

GGL011 - GGL Unplugged #2

This was a rough episode due to time constraints and a total lack of notes...  Sorry. :)

  1.  Heather and I talk about the 2006 Video Game Awards on Spike TV (12/13/06 at 10PM)
  2.  Guest reviewer TJAman gives a preview of the new SciFi Channel mini-series The Lost Room
  3. Promo for Undead America - a new Buffyverse podcast
  4. Some thoughts about the upcoming film Eragon
  5. A tag-team review of the film Tristan & Isolde
  6. Promo for the new Tee Morris podcast (coming soon)
  7. Heather discusses Save Our Science (main site, petition)
  8. Jonathan Coulton's song Chiron Beta Prime
As always, I hope you enjoyed the show.  We'll be back next week with a little more prep time and polish, so until then...

Hurdy gur,
Marc (and Heather)
Direct download: ggl011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

We cover a lot of ground in this one, and I still don't feel like I've made up for lost time...

  1. I talk about why it's been so long since the last episode
  2. Marvel Comics announces new Moon Knight TV show.
  3. More news on The Dresden Files.  Check out the official site.
  4. Tales From The 'Verse promo
  5. Request for help with the podcast
  6. Thanks and welcome to all the new listeners
  7. Harry Potter news: Here's the link to the movie poster, and here's the official site for the new film
  8. Possible farewell to Emma Watson?
  9. Ghost Rider news
  10. JC Hutchins' 7th Son Podcast novel promo.  Check out JC Hutchins.net and Podiobooks.com
  11. More discussion about 7th Son and Nathan Fillion
  12. News about Universal vs 11thHour
  13. Some words about the future
  14. Howard Jones performs "Building Our Own Future"  Check out his home site and find the track on Podshow.com
  15. Info about the UK Hitmakers Tour featuring Howard Jones, ABC, and Toyah

As always, I'd love to hear any feedback.  Catch me at grailwolf@gmail.com, leave comments at grailwolf.com, or call in a voicemail at 206-222-HOWL.

Hope you enjoyed the show!

Hurdy gur,

-Marc

Direct download: ggl010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

Better late than never!  At last we have the Halloween edition (insert spooky laughter here).

  1. Preview of the Ghost Hunters live Halloween event
  2. Review of Xombie (http://www.xombified.com)
  3. Promo: The Ninth (http://heroescast.libsyn.com/)
  4. Movie review: Monster Squad
  5. Promo: 7th Son Book Two: Deceit (http://www.jchutchins.net/7Son/Home/Home.html)
  6. Comic review: Impaler (http://www.imagecomics.com/news.php?content=impaler060817)
  7. Essay: "Boo!"

Thanks for listening, be sure to drop a line and let me know what you think.  Have a happy Halloween and a blessed Samhain.

Hurdy gur!

-Marc

Direct download: ggl009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

This episode we reboot the GGL with a brand-spankin' new theme song!

  1. Review of The Illusionist
  2. Preview of White Noise 2: The Light
  3. The Bionic Woman is coming back to TV
  4. TJ reviews Dr Who, second season
  5. TJ reviews 1 vs. 100
  6. Mini-rant, "**** Censorship"
Direct download: ggl008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

  1. First I suffer through a review of Alone in the Dark.
  2. Updated review of Heroes
  3. Review of Jericho
  4. Preview of Sci-Fi Fridays
  5. Brief preview of The Prestige
  6. Guest review of Veronica Mars by TJAman
  7. A little essay I call "Why?"

This is a little different than previous podcasts, and I hope you like it.  Forgive me some hems and haws while I try to sort out the audio quality and live on three hours of sleep a night simultaneously. :)

As always, let me know what you think, good bad and indifferent.  I always love to hear from you.

Hurdy gur,

-Marc

 

Direct download: ggl007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

Grailwolf's Geek Life for this week will be coming a bit late. Unfortunately, preparations for a friend's wedding have rather gotten in the way of media reviews, and SinginGypsyGrrl and I are leaving tonight for Virginia Beach, and the wedding itself (I tried to get out of it, but since I'm performing the ceremony I think they really want me there).

The good news is that this gives me an opportunity to try something new. A car cast! For those who don't know, a car cast is when you take a portable recorder along in a car and record on the fly. I have a fairly cheap mp3 player with voice recording capabilities, so we'll dust that off and see what it can do.

If the file is halfway decent, then I'll put it up on the feed as soon as I can. Possibly even from the beach if I can find a good Internet connection.

No promises though. If the recording needs work, I'll have to wait until I can get it home and clean it up (so Sunday at the earliest). And if it's really bad, then we'll scrap it and just get episode #7 out next week.

And, as always, thanks for listening. You guys are the greatest!

Hurdy gur,

-Marc

Category:News -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

This is a long episode!  If you don't have an mp3 player, you may want to listen to this one in chunks.  But don't put it off!  Important stuff in here for all geeks, especially fans of Joss Whedon and Serenity!

As promised, here are a few links from the show:

  1. Mur Lafferty's article in The Escapist
  2. The official "The Covenant" site
  3. Official "Heroes" site
  4. "Heroes" guide on TV.com

Finally, I can't link directly to the IMDB discussion about Serenity, because one must be logged in to the site in order to use the message board.  So here is the link to the main IMDB Serenity page.  Just go to the bottom of the page and you'll see the links to the message boards.

Check back tomorrow, I'll post a blog with links to some of the better "Serenity" and "Firefly" merchandise.

Hurdy gur,

-Marc

Direct download: ggl006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

Greetings all,

This really is nothing to see, as I'm just posting this so that odeo.com knows that I own this podcast.  Hope all is well, and you'll be hearing from me in just a couple days, so hang tight, wolfpack!

Hurdy gur,

-Marc

 

My Odeo Channel (odeo/a053606fb571b3d2)
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10am EDT

This is the first Grailwolf's Geek Life listener appreciation special.  Yup, this one is all about you.

Since this was mostly your content, there are very few links this week.  However, I have to report that I was wrong, and that The Shillas MySpace page doesn't seem to come up when you search for their name.  Crazy, huh?  Just go straight to http://www.myspace.com/theshillas or go to my MySpace and look at my top eight.

And, as always, check out www.jonathancoulton.com for the rest of the music by our favorite geeky song-spinner.

Enjoy, and hurdy gur!

-Marc

Direct download: ggl005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT