The 42Cast

Ever want to hear knowledgeable people debate geeky topics in an entertaining way?

A lot of people do. The 42cast is a celebration of the diversity of opinions that can be found in so much of the geekisphere. Every week Nathan, the host, picks a topic and assembles a panel of experts to discuss it and have as much fun as they can while they’re doing it. It’s an opportunity for passionate discussions in the geeky community held in a respectful manner. Sometimes there will even be interviews with creators of genre content. Whether you’re a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, movies, TV, games, comics, science, or just find fandoms interesting there’ll be something for you. So check out The 42cast! It’s the Ultimate Answer to Fandom, Geekiness, and Everything.

Check out the podcast at 42cast.com

Nathan Laws
Star Trek Picard Season One

The 42cast Episode 139: Old Man Picard

For many Star Trek: Discovery was a welcome return to the Trek universe for fans who’d wanted a Star Trek TV series for years. However, the series remained divisive with many long-term fans refusing to watch the series. Enter Star Trek: Picard a series meant to catapult the Star Trek

Superman and Lois Season One

The 42cast Episode 138: Cutting Edge

Last year a new series took the Arrowverse by storm. That series was Superman and Lois. Although the character of Superman has been adapted numerous times in numerous media, this series broke the mold by focusing on Superman and Lois as parents of teenage children. Along the way superhuman threats

Mothra Poster

The 42cast Episode 137: 60 Years of Mothra

Sixty years ago, a queen descended onto movie theaters and has been with us ever since. Mothra is unique among Toho’s Kaijuverse in that she’s depicted as both female and altruistic. In this episode we discuss Mothra’s various appearances and how she relates to other Kaiju. We also talk about

Marvel's The Eternals

The 42cast Episode 136: Deviant Logic

It’s time for us to make a jump to the left as Marvel has brought us a story featuring a different kind of character previously unknown in the MCU. In this episode we review Marvel’s Eternals. We talk about the concept and how it fits into the MCU. We also

The Mandalorian Season 2

The 42cast Episode 135: Childhood’s End

Before Disney announced approximately 312 new Star Wars series that would debut at some point on Disney+, they gave us The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian ticked all of our boxes in season 1, providing compelling drama in fun innovative ways that only Star Wars can. In this season they built on

Lost in Space Season 2

The 42cast Episode 134: Metal Breakdown

Lost in Space is returning to Netflix, so The 42cast is bringing its discussion of season 2 to your ears. In this episode we discuss Penny growing up, Dr Smith’s ambiguity, party balance, and the potential of a chicken-eye-view episode. Along the way we discuss family drama, killer robots, and

Coat of Arms

The 42cast Episode 133: Get to Know the Cast

We’ve been podcasting for almost five years, but you’ve only had the opportunity to learn about a small fraction of our cast. We decided now is the time to rectify that situation. In this episode we sit down with three of our most prolific castmates. We ask each other geeky

Trek Films Part One

The 42cast Episode 131: Warping the Box Office Part One

In 1977, Star Wars was released to movie theaters worldwide and created a smash hit phenomenon. Seeing the fervor for media content and merchandise many other sci-fi properties tried to horn in on the action. Star Trek had had a loyal fanbase since the 60’s and even had a new

Discovery Season 3

The 42cast Episode 130: Feel the Burn

Star Trek: Discovery season 3 brought the titular ship to the far future opening up a wide storytelling vista for the series. In this episode we discuss the changes to the setting. We examine the new characters, new situation, and the new tech and effects. We also debate the merits

The Flash Season Seven

The 42cast Episode 129: Flash Bang

The Flash returned to our screens post Covid to wrap up it’s lingering season six plotlines and tell two new stories this season. In this episode we take a deep dive on season 7. We focus on the fallout from the firing of Hartley Sawyer and the removal of Ralph

Gone but not Forgotten

The 42cast Episode 128: Gone but not Forgotten

We’ve all had the experience. We absolutely love a TV series and follow it faithfully, but then it’s canceled after one or two seasons. In this episode we take a look at all the contenders who got knocked out early in the fight. We air our grievances and talk about


The 42cast Episode 127: Armed and Dangerous

Out of the pages of Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Shang-Chi punches his way into the box office. In this episode we talk about how a character mired in the Kung Fu cinema culture of the 70’s got adapted for the 2020’s. We discuss the cast and what we thought

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