The 42Cast

The 42CastEver 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 The 42Cast.

Subscribe to the FeedGet it on iTunes

Podcast Archives - The 42cast The Ultimate Answer to Fandom, Geekyness, and Everything

  • The 42cast Episode 199: Two Hosts in Search of a Topic (EmandEn 2)
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on June 5, 2024 at 8:16 am

    Our intrepid hosts are back as Nathan and Emma once again take center stage to discuss the topics near and dear to their hearts in a conversation recorded back in June of last year. This time they do their best to find a theme, but end up realizing that it’s a lot more fun to... The post The 42cast Episode 199: Two Hosts in Search of a Topic (EmandEn 2) appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 198: She is the One Called Sailor Moon
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on April 1, 2024 at 8:30 pm

    In the entire history of anime only two characters were considered to have had sufficient cultural impact outside of Japan to adorn the welcome materials given to international Olympic athletes during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Those were Son Goku from Dragonball/Z/GT/Super and Sailor Moon. In this episode we talk about the phenomenon that is... The post The 42cast Episode 198: She is the One Called Sailor Moon appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 197: Flash Burns
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on March 25, 2024 at 7:28 am

    The Flash film was announced back in 2014. Originally slated to release early in 2018 many were impressed at DC’s confidence in announcing so many films so far in the future. Over the the intervening decade, The Flash production would be placed on hold multiple times as the script faced an almost infinite amount of... The post The 42cast Episode 197: Flash Burns appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 196: 5×5
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on March 18, 2024 at 6:52 am

    >Babylon 5 created a revolution in television in the mid-90’s. Series creator J. Michael Stracynski was told that science fiction would never succeed on television if it wasn’t Star Trek. Yet, the man had a dream and he fulfilled that dream. Conceiving of a series that would last for five years with a defined beginning,... The post The 42cast Episode 196: 5×5 appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 195: Knight Shift
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on March 12, 2024 at 7:02 am

    Hot on the heels of Disney’s announcement of Moon Knight blu-ray and 4K UHD sets, The 42cast brings you it’s review of the titular Marvel hero. In this episode we delve into Moon Knight’s comic origins, the changes made in later years, and the various changes made for the Disney+ series. We’ll discuss the use... The post The 42cast Episode 195: Knight Shift appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 194: The George Buza Interview
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on March 2, 2024 at 7:53 am

    The 42cast is proud to welcome star of the stage and screen, George Buza, to the show. George is best known as the voice of the Beast in X-Men: The Animated Series, X-Men ’97, and Spider-Man (1994). He is the only voice actor for the animated series to also appear in an X-Men film when... The post The 42cast Episode 194: The George Buza Interview appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 193: Critical State
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on December 23, 2023 at 7:07 am

    Month’s ago, Seth Rogen made waves in the entertainment industry with his comments on criticism while guesting on The Diary of a CEO podcast. His comments spoke to the emotional pain suffered by entertainers who are the objects of negative reviews. His words called into question whether critics understand the impact of what they’re writing... The post The 42cast Episode 193: Critical State appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 192: The Day the Music Died
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on December 14, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    From the beginning the Guardians franchise has proven to be a surprise hit for Marvel. Many anticipated that the first Guardians film would be a failure, but it garnered a surprising following and has been lauded by many as their favorite MCU films. In this episode we discuss the third installment of the Guardians franchise.... The post The 42cast Episode 192: The Day the Music Died appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 191: Fringe Benefits
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on December 5, 2023 at 8:44 am

    Fringe was a series ahead of its time. Tapping into the multiverse concept, the show brought a story about parallel worlds into a procedural paranormal investigation series. The series boasted a stellar cast necessary to juggle the hardcore scientific concepts explored throughout the series five seasons. In this episode we delve deep into Fringe. We... The post The 42cast Episode 191: Fringe Benefits appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 190: Setting Targets
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on November 28, 2023 at 5:40 am

    Hawkeye was the last in the first wave of Disney+ Marvel series. The show introduced Hawkeye successor, Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld. It also debuted new character, Echo, as well as saw the return of Vince D’Onofrio as the Kingpin and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova. In this episode we discuss the plot of... The post The 42cast Episode 190: Setting Targets appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 189: The Stephen Pickering Interview
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on November 20, 2023 at 5:50 pm

    The 42cast is proud to welcome Chicago-area actor, teacher, and science-fiction fan, Stephen Pickering, to the show this week. Stephen joins the show to talk about his career in acting – starting with roles in movies like She’s Having a Baby and The Untouchables and most recently on the upcoming film, The Gray Girl. We... The post The 42cast Episode 189: The Stephen Pickering Interview appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 188 (EmandEn 1): She Blinded Me with Science
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on October 30, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    The 42cast is proud to welcome back the one and only, Ms. Emma Dumont. In this episode, Emma comes on the show for the inaugural episode of EmandEn where she and Nathan talk about whatever strikes their fancy. This first episode was recorded on 5/27/2023, but various personal and technical hurdles kept us from sharing... The post The 42cast Episode 188 (EmandEn 1): She Blinded Me with Science appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 187: Fury of the DCEU
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on June 28, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Shazam was a surprise release from DC in 2019. The movie saw an effort to move away from the dark and gritty storytelling that had characterized DC movies since the late 80’s and move it back towards a more amusing bent. The movie was not as expensive as the more recent DC films so even... The post The 42cast Episode 187: Fury of the DCEU appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 186: The Cat’s out of the Bag
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on June 21, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    Jessica Jones was a popular series as part of Marvel’s “edgy” series developed for Netflix. The series can currently be found on Disney+. In this episode we take a look at Jessica Jones season 3. We discuss the evolution of the characters and and the development of themes that extend back to the beginning of... The post The 42cast Episode 186: The Cat’s out of the Bag appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 185: Strange New Old Worlds
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on June 16, 2023 at 6:02 am

    As Strange New Worlds comes back to our screens, our panel discusses the first season. We discuss the cast, how we feel about the depiction of the legacy characters, and what we think about the new ones. We talk about the overall series concept and whether we like a return to an episodic format. We... The post The 42cast Episode 185: Strange New Old Worlds appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 184: Odyssey Now
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on June 13, 2023 at 7:18 am

    The 42cast is proud to welcome members of the Odyssey Now project to our show! Odyssey Now investigates, educates, and develops information and hardware regarding the Magnavox Odyssey, the very first video game console. The Odyssey is 50 years old, so we thought it would be a great idea to highlight the tremendous work that... The post The 42cast Episode 184: Odyssey Now appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 183: It’s About Time
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on May 26, 2023 at 4:28 am

    Time travel is one of the classic expressions of science-fiction. H.G. Wells went there with his time machine and Hollywood has gone to that well many times and told us many stories with that idea as their basis. In this episode we do a deep dive on time travel. We discuss the methods and philosophies... The post The 42cast Episode 183: It’s About Time appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 182: Deus Ant Machina
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on May 17, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    Marvel seems to be getting bigger and bigger all the time. Recently, though, they’ve reversed course and brought us their tiniest tale of all. It’s a story with small stakes that’s about coming together as a family, commumication, and weird hobbies. Of course we are talking about Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Come with... The post The 42cast Episode 182: Deus Ant Machina appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 181: Leveling Up
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on April 27, 2023 at 7:20 am

    Cloak & Dagger was one of the projects produced by the old Marvel TV group. In the days before Disney+, Marvel TV produced many hits including Agents of SHIELD and the six Marvel Netflix series. Out of all of those projects that received multiple seasons Cloak & Dagger seems to have been left behind. The... The post The 42cast Episode 181: Leveling Up appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 180: Batman Begins Again
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on April 12, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    Although DC has had many television series in the last few years, Gotham was one of the strangest and most surprising. Lasting for five-years on the Fox network, the series showcased a Gotham city before Bruce Wayne became Batman. Despite some very unusual takes on some of the mainstays and minor characters of the Batman... The post The 42cast Episode 180: Batman Begins Again appeared first on The 42cast.

<-- see them in a pretty grid

42 Cast
The Best Saturdays of Our Lives
Blurred Nerds
But First, Let's Talk Nerdy
Cigar Nerds
The Con Guy
Cosmic Pizza
Dragon Con Report
Drinking with Authors

Most Recent Episodes

Earth Station DCU
Earth Station One
Earth Station Trek
Earth Station Who
Epsilon Three
Flopcast
Metal Geeks
Modern Musicology
Monkeeing Around
Monster Attack
The Monster Scifi Show
Soul Forge
Thunder Talk
The Watch-a-thon of Rassilon