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Podcasting from the steam tunnels deep beneath the soft white underbelly of Raleigh, North Carolina, K. Ryan Parker & Reid Pegram bring you the latest on Comedy, Punk, Games & Books. New episodes are available on the first Wednesday of every month. Contact CPGB at cpgbpodcast@gmail.com. Follow CPGB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @cpgbpodcast Available on Radio.com, Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Podchaser & Blubrry.
 
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Taking a deep dive on an old comic, we look at "Archie" in a new segment called "Riverdale High Book Club", Sony drops the ball on its PlayStation 5 pre-orders, more hot Afro-punk from "Fuck You Pay Us" and "Red Arkade", plus Reid gets back in the comedy saddle with a rooftop show in Chapel Hill.By CPGB
 
An exclusive interview with Kimon Lycos Founder and CEO of "Forever has Fallen" an innovative new multimedia gaming experience that utilizes, podcasts, social media and a dedicated website to bring players into the mysterious world of Forever Social. Find out how you can become a bounty hunter and start tracking down an assassin. Plus reading recom…
 
UFOs are confirmed by the Pentagon (how is that not front page news?), GWAR issues a Public Service Announcement on disinfectants, why video games should be social first and a game second, stand up comedy gets comfortable online, Ryan's Never-ending Reading List, and what do you do when covidiots start protesting in your town?…
 
Reid gets engaged (finally) and interviews one of his favorite comic artists Mitch Gerard, plus more love for the books of NK Jemisin, plus Reid reports from the Altercation Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas and the Soda City Comedy Festival in Columbia, South Carolina, and what do Slayer and a dead grandmother have in common? The answers to these q…
 
A departure from our regularly scheduled show, we offer up an abbreviated podcast that contains a few gems from our earlier episodes. This is volume one of our "Best of Greatest Hits Solid Gold". This month we revisit an interview with the manager of "Goodnights Comedy Club" in Raleigh, NC, Brandy Brown, plus Reid tells us about the time he was mis…
 
Summer is still hanging around (and so are we!) In this episode of CPGB, we examine one of the most punk things that has happened in a long while, a co-founding member of Blink 182 proves that UFOs are REAL, plus Reid bombs spectacularly in front the High School Reunion of 1979 and it couldn't be funnier. Ryan shares his obsession for N.K. Jemisin'…
 
Interviews from GalaxyCon Raleigh with actor Brian O'Halloran, New York Times Best Selling Author Tim Seeley, and the co-creator of Spider-Gwen Robbi Rodriguez. Hear adventures from Reid and his comedy troupe Attention Horse as they travel from North Carolina to Indiana Comic Convention. Plus Reid gets an interview with comic book cover artist Glen…
 
A very special episode recorded LIVE at GalaxyCon Raleigh, July 26, 2019 on the Comedy Stage. In this episode we discuss the intimidation of obscure cosplay, growing up nerdy in small towns, a geriatric royal rumble, and audience members go head-to-head with Reid Pegram in "Magic: The Gathering Card or Metal Band?". Also check out our CPGB Spotify …
 
Reid is "one-and-done" with the North Carolina's Funniest Comedian competition (and he's NOT bitter). A Greensboro punk venue comes under fire for booking a controversial music act. The big announcements from E3, the video game conference and the award winners from the Origins Tabletop Game Fair. DC discontinues several of its popular lines and Mar…
 
Conan O'brien and his writing team are accused of joke stealing and settle a major lawsuit out-of-court. Reid takes us on a trip to Wilmington, NC where he tells jokes to strangers at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival. A tale of two live shows, Ryan gives us a front row perspective on Yob and Garbage and the guys praise the coming of Mac Sabbath. Plus,…
 
Part two of our super special double feature, an exclusive interview with comedian Brooks Wheelan. He tells us why "Powerman 5000" is *his* band and Brooks goes head-to-head with Reid in everybody's favorite quiz show, "Magic: The Gathering Card or Metal Band". We also have exclusive interviews from the floor of NCComicon Raleigh with artists Kyle …
 
Director Robert D. Krzykowski & actor Sean Bridgers join CPGB's Ryan Parker at the Alamo Draft House in Raleigh to discuss their film "The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot". In this exclusive one-hour interview, Robert Krzykowski discusses how the film is both a character study and a love story, that examines life in a small town and the …
 
Comedian Brooks Wheelan brings us stories from behind-the-scenes of Saturday Night Live and tells us how he walked away from a biomedical engineering job to pursue a career in comedy. Check out Brooks Wheelan's podcast "Entry Level w/ Brooks Wheelan". We also have exclusive interviews from the floor of NC Comicon Raleigh with Robert Venditti, Rico …
 
Ben Roberts of “Punks and Panels” podcast joins us to discuss the DIY aesthetic of comic books and punk music, plus a review of the comic book “Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia”. We delve into the controversy surrounding the repurposing of “The Punisher” logo. Ryan celebrates Kevin Smith’s new venture with “Howard the Duck”. Reid plays his first g…
 
We give a full audio analysis of Bill Maher's rant against comic book culture with our careful analytical dissection of his comedy and opinions (SPOILER: he's an asshole.) A preview of the 21st Annual Punk Rock Bowling festival in Las Vegas Nevada and a look ahead at the Iron Reagan show at the Maywood in Raleigh. Reid details his fishing excursion…
 
Ring in the New Year with a fresh episode from CPGB. In Episode 12: a look back at all the cool Christmas loot we managed to scam out of our loved ones, the miracle that is GWAR, why Reid will never go back to Kentucky, the top tabletop games from last year, must-read comedy books from 2018 and a fond farewell to Penny Marshall.…
 
Unexpected return of Louis CK, roasting the X-Men, reviews of Alice Cooper and Dead Boys, D.O.A. comes to power in Canada, winning the Spiderman PS4 game, a look at Red Dead Redemption 2, Reid hates on mustard-based barbecue, Ryan reviews the "Stranger Things" comic and "Batman & The MAXX", and another installment of everyone's favorite quiz show, …
 
Seattle comedian Derek Sheen joins us in-studio at the Soda City Cola Comedy Festival in Columbia, SC. Derek discusses: the comedy scene in Seattle, the Louis C.K. problem, a hotel located at the mouth of Hell, the bursting of the comedy bubble in the ‘90s, and so much more. Also, Reid finds something special in his hotel pillow and reviews the new…
 
Reid's adventures with comedian Brian Posehn. Ryan reports on the latest Rifftrax Live: "Krull" and David Cross's comedy tour makes a stop in the Bull City. Also, a preview of Raleigh's premiere music festival "Hopscotch". Ryan joins forces with RPG non-profit organization The Role Initiative . Plus, reviews of the new "DC/Looney Tunes" and the "Ri…
 
Exclusive interviews with comic book artists Larry Hama, Tim Seeley and Bob McLeod. Titans of the comics industry chat with Reid and Ryan about their favorite comic book villain, rock & roll, and hot pants for Robin. Also, recaps of SUPERCON panels with Eisner Award winning writer Tom King, "Batman the Animated Series" voice actor Kevin Conroy, and…
 
The serious topic of the allegations of abuse and misuse of power in the comedy world. In punk & metal: Slayer's farewell tour, Raleigh Deathfest, YOB at Kings, GWAR on tour, farewell to Nick Knox, Steve Soto and Vinnie Paul. In games: E3 announcements, the Origins Game Fair Awards, Gamestop looks for a buyer and starts selling comic books. In book…
 
Stan Lee's BILLION DOLLAR lawsuit against POW!Entertainment, Reid visits with "Name Redacted" podcast where he drinks 40 ounce beers out of a pint glass (classy) and does a comedy set with a shock collar around his neck at Monstercade in Winston Salem. A look back at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival in Wilmington and the Oak City Comedy Festival in Ra…
 
The delicate art of producing a comedy open mic and take a look ahead at the "Cape Fear" & "Oak City" comedy festivals. Reid talks about eating his first beef tongue taco and breaking up a nerd fight. In punk news, the new album "The Sciences" from doom stoner metal band "Sleep" and a look at some of the punk bands heading back to the studio. In ga…
 
Premiere of your favorite new game show: "Magic the Gathering Card or Metal Band?", Reid stays at a sketchy beach motel, Ryan's favorite Communist comedians, DIY Punk & Comedy, Hot Sauce + Stand-up = Painful bits... of poo, Mac Sabbath at Motorco, latest tabletop game news: Pathfinder Second Edition, Star Wars Legion and Asmodee Launches an Enterta…
 
A special one-hour interview with actress, comedian and manager of Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh, Brandy Brown. CPGB's new intro song "Wendigo" compliments of Raleigh metalheads "Mega Colossus", the other CPGB, an update on Reid's horrific knee injury, Ryan's DM seminar at Playthrough Gaming Convention, upcoming punk festivals, "Ready Player On…
 
Welcome to the very first episode of the CPGB podcast. From the "Catacombs of Despair" located in the steam tunnels beneath the soft white underbelly of Raleigh, North Carolina, hosts Ryan Parker and Reid Pegram bring you the inaugural episode of "CPGB: Home of Underground Podcasting". In this episode, it's all about getting to know our hosts and t…
 
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