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Evan, Michael, Pax, and Rob reconvene to talk about what they've been reading, watching, and thinking about. As always with the After Dinner Lounge, the conversation meanders, but topics begin with: Books like Carthage Must be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Mediterranean Civilization by Richard Miles, Redwall by Brian Jacques, the Horat…
 
Michael May, Rob Graham, Delaney Graham, and Evan Hanson begin their journey through the various movies and TV shows of Star Trek, in chronological order. In this first episode, they discuss humanity's introduction to the larger galaxy in 1996's First Contact. It's a controversial place to start since it's neither the first adventure of the time tr…
 
Paxton Holley joins Michael May, Rob Graham, and Evan Hanson in the lounge for another meandering talk about what they've been reading, watching, and thinking about. Topics start from: Books of fairy tales and the works of Ray Bradbury and Italo Calvino Comics about Spider-Man and the third Green Goblin, Red Hood and the Outlaws, and The Shadow TV …
 
After Michael May and Robert Zerbe check in on their resolutions and predictions from last year's Nerdstradamus episode, Rob Graham, Evan Hanson, Kay, and Paxton Holley join the fun to look back on the books, movies, and TV shows of 2020 and forward to what's potentially coming in 2021. This episode is full of resolutions, recommendations, and reck…
 
Michael May, Rob Graham, and Evan Hanson reconvene for another informal conversation about what they’ve been reading, watching, and thinking about lately. Topics meander merrily, but start from: Books like Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens' Christmas Books, The Devil’s Due by Bonnie MacBird, The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher…
 
Christian Nielsen and new guest Karen Flieger join Rob and Michael to talk about their favorite Christmas episodes of TV shows. In discussions of The Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, Friends, and Justice League, the Clampetts learn about the politics of gift-giving, the Stephens' help an orphan boy discover the spirit of the season, Ross tries to te…
 
With Disney's recent announcement that there's a new Fantastic Four movie coming that will be part of the MCU, it's a great time to discover a lost podcast episode about the four FF films so far. From the no-longer-with-us Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes, host Erik Johnson leads a discussion with Nerd Lunch/AfterLUNCH regulars Paxton Holley a…
 
In the first of hopefully many such discussions, Michael May, Rob Graham, and Evan Hanson have a very informal conversation about what they've been reading, watching, and thinking about lately. Topics lead to unpredictable places, but include: Comics like X of Swords, Batman: Three Jokers, and The Orville. Novels like The Optimist's Daughter by Eud…
 
Evan Hanson joins Rob and Michael to talk about the first season of the 2018 Lost in Space series streaming on Netflix. We don't all agree about the show, but we do love talking about it and we talk about everything. If you'd like to be unspoiled, be sure to watch the season before listening to this conversation. We bury ourselves in it like a Robi…
 
Last October, we created an Expendables of Horror movie featuring only living actors. This year, Joanna from Bloody Popcorn, Evan Hanson, Rob Graham, and Michael May resurrect their favorite dead actors to create an all-star cast. They pick the actors, discuss the types of roles they'd play, and Evan writes a plot. Listen and imagine The Evil Hunte…
 
A palliate is something that reduces or eases the symptoms of something horrible. In this special episode of AfterLUNCH, Rob Graham talks to AfterLUNCH guests and listeners to learn what has brought them joy or relief during the uncertainty and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in and find out what movies, TV, video games, creative activitie…
 
Before we run out of summer, let's talk about another Disney pirate movie. In this second flashback to the dead 'Casting Off podcast, Michael and David May are joined by Rob Graham to blather about Blackbeard's Ghost from 1968 starring Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, and Suzanne Pleshette. But before we get to that, we also have a quick announcement abo…
 
Adam Pope pitched the idea and Michael May dug it, so they invited Chris Bailey, Rob Graham, Evan Hanson, and Christian Nielsen to help create teams of fictional police characters. Each team has a leader, a detective, a ballistics expert, a wild card, a scientist, an undercover expert, a dispatcher, and a beat officer. And as an added bonus, we had…
 
While AfterLUNCH is officially a monthly show, Michael has been thinking about how to have fun things to listen to in the weeks between episodes. One has to do with a short-lived podcast that he and his son David did called ‘Casting Off, about nautical adventure stories. We won't rerun the whole series on AfterLUNCH, but there are a couple of episo…
 
Paxton Holley pitched the idea for this episode in which he, Adam Pope, Michael May, and Shawn Robare each try to sell an idea for a movie, TV show, or product, then modify that idea based on notes from the other panelists. It's a weird and funny episode; the perfect way to kick off the new, but familiar AfterLUNCH podcast. And very special thank y…
 
On this final episode of Fourth Chair Army Invasion, members of the Fourth Chair Army talk about what they love about Nerd Lunch, their favorite episodes, and say goodbye to the show. But all is not done. Stay tuned to the very end for details about the new monthly show that will replace Invasion on the Nerd Lunch feed.…
 
After almost nine years of podcasting and over a year of build up, the moment has come. We have made it to the final episode of the podcast. This one is special, Lunchketeers. In fact, so special, that I'm not going to give you an outline of what you get on the episode. You're just going to have to listen. Special thanks to Adam from SequelQuest fo…
 
Mike Westfall, Michael DiGiovanni, Annaliese Trammel, and Paxton Holley join Michael May for another round of the classic Nerd Lunch feature: "Turning Movies into TV Shows." After a discussion of what movie-based TV shows have worked (and which haven't), the panel pitches TV shows based on A League of Their Own, Gremlins, Xanadu, Tomorrowland, and …
 
CT welcomes PLee back. After a quick discussion about the first episode of Star Trek: Picard, the two of them launch into one of their nerdiest discussions ever. They run through possible options for Deep Space Nine if different Next Generation characters had joined the cast instead of Worf. And there's even a quick run through with Voyager.…
 
For our 350th episode and our next to next to last episode, we wanted to do something special and extravagant, but decided to discard extravagant and just do something special. Jeff Somogyi and Jonathan DeMuth return one last time to resurrect the ol' Rabbit Hole. Can we get from the page for the Five-Second Rule to the page for Death? Only one way…
 
For this final meeting of the Nerd Lunch Star Wars Panel, we discuss our favorite and least favorite aspects of the sequel trilogy as well as the two anthology movies. We talk about favorite new characters, favorite legacy characters, what other anthology movies we'd like to see and what we think is coming next for Star Wars. Listen to us finish ou…
 
Mike Westfall, Lizzie Twachtman, and CT join Jeeg for a final round of Real Life Scenarios. Listen for answers to compelling hypotheticals including: Which real life billionaire is most likely to open a wildlife park for dinosaurs? Which real life app will predict when you die? Besides HG Wells, what real life author is most likely to use a time ma…
 
Michael Digiovanni returns to the Fourth Chair for one last Christmas sleigh ride. To bring everything full circle with Digio, this year we redo Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Should this sequel have been a fairy tale in New York? Was Mr. Duncan a ghost or should he be? And who the hell is Harv? Listen for the answers to these burning questions an…
 
Christian Nielsen and Kay join Michael May to talk about a phenomenon that's plagued nerds since the beginning of time (or at least, nerd time). Why do we latch on to some series or characters so hard that we feel compelled to watch or read even iterations that don't look that appealing to us? Looking at specific examples like The Addams Family, Ba…
 
Earlier this week we had our good friend Doug Frye on the podcast. Doug was one of the four guys who used to appear on the now defunct Schlock Treatment Podcast. They recorded that show in person and about four years ago I was in New York City for a work trip and had the chance to break away from that and join them for the evening. It was a great t…
 
Earlier this year, I (CT) produced a video showcasing Infinity Con Tallahassee. It was a fun video and I got a chance to meet and talk with David Herringer as a part of that. Well, David has been connecting a lot of different individuals and creative outlets in the state of Florida and connected me with the folks at Cosmic Times Comics with operate…
 
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