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Giant Fire Breathing Robot

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Which mutant superpower is best? Here at GFBR we know the answer doesn't matter, it's getting there that counts. In every episode we'll take apart our current pop culture obsessions to see why they make us tick, with some healthy digression along the way.

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Which mutant superpower is best? Here at GFBR we know the answer doesn't matter, it's getting there that counts. In every episode we'll take apart our current pop culture obsessions to see why they make us tick, with some healthy digression along the way.

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65 Ratings
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iTunes Ratings

65 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
4
1
7
0
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Giant Fire Breathing Robot

Latest release on Jul 19, 2016

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Which mutant superpower is best? Here at GFBR we know the answer doesn't matter, it's getting there that counts. In every episode we'll take apart our current pop culture obsessions to see why they make us tick, with some healthy digression along the way.

Set credulity to “stunned”

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Andrew is joined by Jeannie and Marena to talk about what happens when starship captains stop being polite, and start getting real. (Also, Lego is discussed at length.)

Jul 19 2016

33mins

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D&D is the new cocktail party

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Andrew is joined by Patrick and the Geeky Hostess, Tara Theoharis, to talk about putting together an evening of role-playing games you and your friends won’t soon forget.

Jul 06 2016

34mins

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Rewatching the Next Generation

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Andrew has been rewatching Star Trek: The Next Generation, and gets Patrick and Marena’s opinions on the now-seminal classic.

Jun 27 2016

35mins

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197: Artoo, where are you?

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Adam takes a huge lead in the father of the year race by building a working R2-D2 replica with his kids. Andrew and Marena get the inside scoop on their progress and how he got started in this most awesome of hobbies.

Jun 16 2016

34mins

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196: Captain America had kind of a big week

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Not a hoax! Not a dream! A new episode of Giant Fire Breathing Robot! Jeannie, Patrick, and Andrew discuss the big week Captain America had, the Warcraft movie, and what exactly they’ve been up to in the past year.

Jun 06 2016

34mins

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195: The Triumph of the Doubleclicks

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Our favorite duo, the Doubleclicks, returns to talk about their recent work, where they’re going musically, and where they’re going physically. Which is on tour! Check out where you can catch them near you by hitting up their site.

Mar 31 2015

27mins

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194: Holiday cheer

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Chatting about holiday themed commercials turns quickly to nostalgia for Jeannie, Patrick, JD, and Andrew. Happy end of 2014, and we’ll talk to you in the new year! Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Dec 29 2014

51mins

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193: Whisky, Rap Battles, and Star Wars

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This episode features Andrew, Jeannie, JD, Patrick, and Marena doing what they do best; and what they do best isn’t very nice. This episode also features chatting about premium whisky, a rap battle (yes, seriously), and of course, the new Star Wars trailer. Because our podcast license would get revoked if we didn’t talk about Star Wars… Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Dec 01 2014

1hr 16mins

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192: Andrew’s Unified Theory of Cyclops

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Andrew, Jeannie, Patrick, and JD discuss the new Avengers 2: Age of Ultron trailer; Andrew has a(nother) crackpot theory about Cyclops; and good times are general had by all. Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Oct 31 2014

55mins

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191: Extra Life Charity event – Andrew and Thadeous play Dungeons & Dragons

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Thadeous C joins Andrew, Jeannie, and Patrick to discuss the upcoming Extra Life charity event. Tune in to the official D&D and/or ASTRO Gaming Twitch channels on Friday, October 24th at 6:30 PM Pacific time to see Thadeous and Andrew play in a special Dungeons and Dragons adventure. You’ll have a chance to win some pretty cool swag, and your donations and interaction via chat or Twitter during the game will also be able to influence the outcome of the events at the table. What’s not to love?! Speaking of donations, you can donate money to the hospital that saved Andrew’s life when he was but a wee lad, Riley Hospital for Children in Indiana. Even better: your money will count twice, as Andrew has pledged to double all donations for the first $1,000 donated via that page! Why not hit him in the wallet and get your friends and family to chip in $5 or $10 bucks wherever they can? It’s tax-deductible, and for a truly good cause. (Also don’t worry: in this episode, the crew talks about The Flash, Gotham, X-Men, and all the other nerdy stuff you’d expect.) Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Oct 20 2014

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190: Stan Lee is the man, adult nut butters, and the Jackson 5 are not coming back

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In this episode, new contributor Marena poses some good questions to music director JD about movie music, Patrick enjoys some “adult nut butter”, and Stan Lee is pondered. Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Sep 08 2014

1hr 8mins

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189: TMNT, Aladdin, and new comic book obsessions

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Andrew, Patrick, and Jeannie gather to discuss the Ninja Turtles movie, Sean Bean’s life expectancy in TNT’s new show Legends, and Rat Queens. [Note: After recording this episode, Andrew read Rat Queens, and it’s pretty damn good. Go buy it now.] Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Aug 18 2014

51mins

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188: Dungeons & Dragons; Likeness Rights; Star Wars: Armada

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Andrew, Jeannie, JD, and Adam hold forth on the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons. The thorny issue of likeness rights in the world of little plastic toys is discussed, and Fantasy Flight Games wants every last dollar of Andrew’s money, as evidenced by the announcement of Star Wars: Armada. The gang also spends a fair bit of time reminiscing about the bad old days of ’90s comic book collecting. Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Aug 11 2014

1hr 5mins

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187: Guardians of the Galaxy; Kickstart your mouth; Voice mail transcripts

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This time around, Andrew and Patrick discuss Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest movie in the Marvel movie juggernaut. Jeannie and our music director, JD Short, also chime in on what you can and can’t do with things you get from Kickstarter, and Andrew reads the horrible transcripts of some genuine listener voicemails. Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Aug 04 2014

1hr 8mins

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186: Andrew sees a movie; a dire problem is discussed

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Aaron, Jeannie, and Andrew discuss the astonishing fact that Andrew saw a movie, Constantine’s upcoming invasion of your television, and the womanification of Thor. Also, Jeannie gives you two good things to do if you’re at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, so pay attention in the second half! Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Jul 24 2014

1hr 1min

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185: Goonies, Dice, and Turtles of the Ninja Variety

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Patrick is afraid to love the new Ninja Turtles, Jeannie is afraid to love the Goonies, and Andrew is afraid to love the Marvel Dice Masters. Only one show could contain this much love and fear in equal measure. Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Jul 14 2014

1hr 3mins

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184: Legos, X-Wings, Makers, and More

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In this episode, Jeannie, Patrick, and Andrew talk about their usual range of nerdery, with Andrew leading the charge on going off-topic, this time around. Also, a special congrats is given to a longtime gentle listener, with two things to celebrate. Lego isn’t pluralized, yes, Andrew knows. Here’s the link to the X-Men Lego set we discussed, to salve your nerd nerves. The K-Goal is too a real thing! Learn more about Fantasy Flight’s X-Wing game, which is Andrew-approved. Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Jul 07 2014

1hr 25mins

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183: Greeks, grit, and gromething else alliterative

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We’ve recorded a new episode! The “we” in this case is Andrew, Jeannie, and Patrick, and after a prolonged absence it should be a hum-dinger. Among other things, we discuss: Why things gotta be so gritty? (At the 2000 AD shop you can browse and buy Judge Dredd comics in physical or digital form.); Knights of Badassdom; More of Andrew’s nerd “antiquing”; Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars RPG rules; True Detective; Andrew’s Lego renaissance (The Tower Bridge kit is highly recommended if you have time to fill with bricks and studs.) Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Mar 17 2014

1hr 6mins

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182: Making a card game (Part 2), with Christopher Badell of Greater Than Games

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Aspiring games entrepreneurs will want to pay special attention to this one. Andrew, Patrick, and Drew (GeekInsight) are joined by Christopher Badell, the design director of Greater Than Games, makers of the GFBR favorite card game Sentinels of the Multiverse. Listen in as Christopher talks about some of the perils and pitfalls of making your own game, and what you should know before you go Kickstart that new game idea. (Catch up on Part 1 here: http://gfbrobot.com/2013/04/07/episode-169-making-a-card-game-part-1-with-christopher-badell-of-greater-than-games/) Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Nov 18 2013

1hr 4mins

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181: RPG Designer Mark Plemmons talks about Corporia

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RPG designer Mark Plemmons joins Andrew and Ashley to talk about his current project, Corporia. For those interested in checking out the Kickstarter, mosey on over to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/504288855/corporia-the-rpg-where-camelot-meets-corporate Music courtesy of JD Short (http://bassdbler.com) and Far From Close (http://farfromclose.com)

Nov 06 2013

45mins

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