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Cigar Nerds Podcast: Kenobi

Cigar Nerds Podcast: Kenobi. Its time to check in on our favorite desert hermit, Old Ben. This week we’re watching Star Wars: Kenobi which marks the return on Ewan McGregor to his iconic role of Obi Wan. In Science we look at smelling your friends, lasers, stoned chicken, and pee.

Flopcast 530 Bananarama

Flopcast 530: That is a Meatball

Flopcast episode 530! One more concert report, this time on a fine evening of synthpop and rock from Freezepop, Carissa Johnson, The Daylilies, and Telelectrix! (We were lurking in the corner, hiding behind a Sleestak mask, but we were there.) And the rest of the episode is also quite musical,

BFLTN 73 Black Cat and Northstar

But First, Let’s Talk Nerdy Episode 73: 3rd Annual Pride Episode!

But First, Let’s Talk Nerdy Episode 73! Yes, it’s our third annual Pride episode, just in time! (Sorry, it’s a little long. We couldn’t split it into two shows because June is almost over…) Brittany is talking about Spider-Man’s favorite antihero Black Cat, and Martha is talking about Alpha Flight’s

Flopcast 529 Dan Aykroyd and the bass o matic

Flopcast 529: How Can We Flop When Our Earth Is Turning?

Flopcast episode 529! It’s another concert report, because legendary Australian band Midnight Oil came to Boston. Find out if their beds are still burning, if frontman Peter Garrett is still very tall and very bald, and why we expected to be crushed by an anvil during the show. Also: Happy

Cigar Nerds Podcast: Maverick

Cigar Nerds Podcast: Maverick. Its time to buzz the tower. This week we review Top Gun: Maverick. Will it be an ACE or is it negative ghost rider for this sequel. In science we discuss tiny robot crabs, storing data on the moon, next gen solar sails, and inappropriate jokes.

Flopcast 528 Kraftwerk

Flopcast 528: Regret Every Minute

Flopcast episode 528! We have a special concert report this week, because the pioneering German electropop band Kraftwerk came to Boston! Kevin was there, wearing official Kraftwerk 3-D glasses, because this was not a normal show. We also recall the time Kornflake saw a very different German act in Boston

Flopcast 527 Spice Girls

Flopcast 527: Flopthumping

We just noticed that 1997 was a quarter century ago, so we thought we’d celebrate with a FlopFight tournament of 1997 pop songs. (It’s not quite an official FlopFight; we’ve relaxed the rules a bit, because we’re sleepy.) The competing songs are a mix of pure pop (Spice Girls, Hanson),

Flopcast 526 King Vidiot from Joysticks

Flopcast 526: Desert Island Dumb

Flopcast episode 526! Inspired by our friend Jon Sloan’s comic book series Jim & Celeste, we have a Top 4 ½ List of movies to watch while stranded on an island. The catch is that the movies must be from 1975-1985. Which should be fine, because that’s when all the good

Flopcast 525 Infectious Lass

Flopcast 525: One Giant Skeleton

While Kevin relaxes in the background making sarcastic comments, Kornflake presents a Top 4 ½ List of weird superheroes! Including: a rejected Legionnaire (even goofier than Chlorophyll Kid), a Perhapanaut, a Mystery Man, an Aquabat, and more. Along the way Kevin chimes in with Captains Carrot and Marvel (Split!) and

BFLTN 71 ThunderCats and Captain Planet

But First, Let’s Talk Nerdy Episode 71: It’s 2022, and We Learned Nothing

But First, Let’s Talk Nerdy Episode 71! Brittany takes her first ever episode off, so Martha is joined instead by her brother Sam (OG listener, and creator of our theme remix) and sister-in-law Caroline! They are bringing it back to some old favorite childhood cartoons. Sam talks about ThunderCats (which

Flopcast 524 Weird Al and Philo in UHF

Flopcast 524: Weirder and Weirder

Flopcast episode 524! Kevin and Kornflake have concert reports from two different “Weird Al” Yankovic concerts! (That’s right, we actually left the house. Still a rare event these days…) This is Weird Al’s Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, with a constantly changing set list of obscure album tracks, so we

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