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

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  • The 42cast Episode 81: Just the Facts (Better than Braveheart)
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on July 11, 2020 at 6:54 am

    How much does it matter to you whether a movie gets the facts right; whether it is in science, history, or something else? In this episode we dive down into the psychology of wanting “just the facts”. At what point does a movie “getting it wrong” pull you out? Can a good story overcome those... The post The 42cast Episode 81: Just the Facts (Better than Braveheart) appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 80: Splashdown
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on June 12, 2020 at 5:23 am

    After Justice League failed to make the money that Warner Bros had predicted a lot of pressure fell on Aquaman. With expectations high and a lackluster holiday blockbuster season, many moviegoers flocked to Aquaman and it became an instant success. In this episode we discuss the movie to decide just why that is. From the... The post The 42cast Episode 80: Splashdown appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 79: Agents of C.H.A.N.G.E.
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on June 2, 2020 at 5:44 am

    Season 6 saw a lot of chagnes for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It was the first season that only ran for 13 episodes. It was the first season to run over the summer. It also was the first season without Agent Coulson. In the midst of all these changes the series found itself cut adrift... The post The 42cast Episode 79: Agents of C.H.A.N.G.E. appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 78: Chicago TARDIS 2016 – Classic Impressions
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on May 27, 2020 at 6:03 am

    While many of the main characters in Doctor who are still with us there are several who have sadly passed. Big Finish has kept the memory of those Doctors and companions alive by recasting the parts. In this episode we once again take a step back to Chicago TARDIS 2016 and an opportunity to discuss... The post The 42cast Episode 78: Chicago TARDIS 2016 – Classic Impressions appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 77: Chicago TARDIS 2016 – It’s All Too Much…Or Is it?
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on May 19, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    In this episode we turn to our archive of con panels and pull one of the earliest recordings that we have for the 42cast. The year was 2016, but the content is still relevant today. In this one we discuss how prolific Doctor Who media is and what our strategies are for deciding how much... The post The 42cast Episode 77: Chicago TARDIS 2016 – It’s All Too Much…Or Is it? appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 76: Scaling the Box Office
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on May 12, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Ant Man and the Wasp had a strange position in the Marvel schedule. Sandwiched between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Ant Man and the Wasp tells the story of what happened to Scott Lang between Civil War and Infinity War. In this episode we unpack the story. We talk about the comic roots that... The post The 42cast Episode 76: Scaling the Box Office appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 75: Happily Ever After
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on May 4, 2020 at 6:38 am

    After six seasons, the Once Upon a Time showrunners decided that the series needed a change. Performing a soft reboot, they recast most of the characters and moved the action to a suburb of Seattle. The season met with mixed reactions. Many found it hard to get used to the new characters and the revised... The post The 42cast Episode 75: Happily Ever After appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 74: Dr Erin Explains the Universe
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on April 22, 2020 at 4:58 am

    Dr Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist who teaches people about the science behind science fiction at cons and on her Youtube channel. In this episode we talk with Dr Erin and discuss the importance of science, how scientists and fandom engage each other, and inspirational figures in sci-fi. We also geek out and discuss favorite... The post The 42cast Episode 74: Dr Erin Explains the Universe appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 73: Cartoons of the 80’s
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on April 13, 2020 at 2:51 am

    The 80’s were a time cartoons were becoming more and more popular. Greater channels and the rise of syndication meant that there was a lot of content out there. When you combine that with the rise of licensing and cartoons being created by toy companies, and you had a recipe sure to win over any... The post The 42cast Episode 73: Cartoons of the 80’s appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 72: Stones Fall, (Half of) Everyone Dies
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on April 7, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Avengers: Infinity War was a unique event in the history of cinema. Never before had 18 movies and multiple franchises culminated in a single movie combining all of the franchises and giving payoff for the various stories. In this episode from the archives we do a deep dive into the storyline. We talk about the... The post The 42cast Episode 72: Stones Fall, (Half of) Everyone Dies appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 71: Spooooooooooon!
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on March 30, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Greetings, chums! The Tick has been entertaining us in various media for over 25 years. The Wild Blue Yonder is a fun character, often waffling between silly and profound, while telling offbeat superhero tales. In this episode we briefly discuss his comic origins before discussing his rise to popularity through the animated series on Fox... The post The 42cast Episode 71: Spooooooooooon! appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 70: They Create Worlds
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on March 23, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Video games have been a hugely popular form of entertainment since their debut in 1972. As an art form almost 50 years old, historians have started to take a look at the saga of video games, chronicling and analyzing how they came to be what they are today. One podcast endeavors to look at the... The post The 42cast Episode 70: They Create Worlds appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 69: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part Three – The Return of the Host
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on March 2, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Our epic length recording about the life and works of legendary author, J.R.R. Tolkien, comes to a close. In this episode we ask whether The Hobbit truly needed to be three films. We also discuss the musical language of the Lord of the Rings movies. Bree mentions what it’s like to live near so much... The post The 42cast Episode 69: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part Three – The Return of the Host appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 68: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part Two – The Two Mediums
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on February 17, 2020 at 8:19 am

    We move on to part two of our discussion of J.R.R. Tolkien and his works. This time we talk about Tolkien’s love of language, and how that makes for a more convincing world and makes it more interesting to read. We also discuss diversity within Lord of the Rings, modern interpretations of the text, the... The post The 42cast Episode 68: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part Two – The Two Mediums appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 67: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part One – The Fellowship of the Mic
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on February 9, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Over 65 years ago, Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings epic was published and literature would never be the same. That one work changed the way that fantasy literature was written and received by the public. It propelled a quiet academic into the public eye and has... The post The 42cast Episode 67: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part One – The Fellowship of the Mic appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 66: Wakanda Forever
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on January 21, 2020 at 8:13 am

    The Black Panther was a character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby back in the 1960’s. Portraying him as the ruler of a technologically superior African nation, Lee and Kirby showed just how visionary they could be in a time when the idea of a black superhero was controversial. Knowing the history behind the... The post The 42cast Episode 66: Wakanda Forever appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 65: Danger, Will Robinson
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on January 8, 2020 at 6:26 am

    The original Lost in Space was a contemporary series of Star Trek, but it never got the same kind of following as the other sci-fi series. The storylines tended to be far more immature and the special effects left a lot to be desired. Yet, in 2018 Netflix decided to reboot the series. Taking the... The post The 42cast Episode 65: Danger, Will Robinson appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 64: The Eric and Julia Lewald Interview
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on December 31, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    As we round out the year, we’re joined by Eric and Julia Lewald to discuss their work in animation, focusing on X-Men: The Animated Series and Exosquad. There are anecdotes aplenty as they detail how they broke into animation, working to get X-Men made the way that they want to, meeting Stan Lee, ideas that... The post The 42cast Episode 64: The Eric and Julia Lewald Interview appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 63: Solid Gold Trek
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on December 21, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Star Trek was an idea devised by Gene Roddenberry over fifty years ago. He wanted to tell a hopeful story about the future that not only entertained but showed the potential of humanity. His series was not considered a big success at the time, but it has lived on in reruns and numerous spinoff TV... The post The 42cast Episode 63: Solid Gold Trek appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 62: Star Wars – The Fandom Menace
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on December 9, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Last Jedi hit movie theaters two years ago, and the reaction was unprecedented. It made its bank as expected, but the controversies both in and out of universe raged in a way that no single movie has ever provoked. With The Rise of Skywalker premiering this year, we decided that it was time to pull... The post The 42cast Episode 62: Star Wars – The Fandom Menace appeared first on The 42cast.