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157: Bitflicks: White Men Can't Jump

Embark on a closer walk with Bitfaced this week as we pump fake our normal format and bring you an episode dedicated to a single film, Ron Shelton's 1992 basketball hustling classic White Men Can't Jump.  From the courts of Venice Beach to the back-lot of Jeopardy we discuss both why we love the movie and the impact it has on pop culture even today.  Don't worry, we'll be back to video games soon enough, but until then, grab your favorite food that starts with the letter Q and settle in to the best pick up game in podcasting.   

43mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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156: 2019 Bitfaced Game Awards

As is Bitfaced tradition, putting 2019 to bed with an episode about our favorite games is the only proper way to close out a remarkable year. Just like 2018, our fans helped us decide on all the major awards, including the prestigious game of the year. Whether you escaped Racoon City, fifteenth tried a boss in Sekiro, or took a fourth wall breaking shower with Norman Reedus, with think there’s something that you’ll find to enjoy here.

46mins

19 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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154: Curves!

One of our favorite guests and friend Michael T. Scott is producing a new animated short titled Curves based on the life of legendary pitcher Jackie Mitchell, and he brought baseball expert and professional card grader Andy Broome along to tell us all about this exciting project.  Even if you're not familiar with Jackie or her story, you'll be delighted by the tale that Michael and Andy are presenting.  Check out the episode and then round the bases to their Kickstarter and support this unique and impressive venture.          

54mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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153: Robert Englund

Robert Englund has been haunting our psyche since we were way too young to be watching his filmography, and the images from the Nightmare on Elm Street series of films are still burned into our insomnia laden retinas over thirty years later. Freddy Kruger will always be firmly embedded on the Mt. Slashmore of horror films, and Robert’s performance is inarguably one of the most iconic and original in cinematic history. We knew this panel would be the stuff that dreams are made of, and Robert fully exceeded every expectation possible.

46mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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149: DPCC: Into the Spider-Verse

Our coverage of Denver Pop Culture Con 2019 arrives like a well timed pumpkin bomb with the Into the Spiderverse panel, featuring Marvel artists Laura Martin, Mark Morales, and Khary Randolph.  We explore the universe of everyone's favorite webslinger and discuss the longevity of the character and why Spidey is making his biggest impact with the youth of today.  A huge thanks to Thinking Outside the Longbox for setting us up with not only the hosting opportunity, but also for engineering this audio for us.  

53mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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147: Where You Been?

We're going to attempt to answer our title question this week by talking a little about what has been happening the last few months during our unfortunate hiatus from the studio and briefly hint at some of the exciting changes going forward.  Consider this episode an acceptable placeholder while we prepare to flood your ears with the Bitfaced glory that all of you reading this truly deserve.    

26mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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145: A Very Spoiler Filled Endgame Episode

Spoilers! Spoilers! Spoilers!We've waited eleven years and watched twenty-one movies in preparation for this episode and the day has finally come to reflect on Avengers: Endgame. The entire Bitfaced crew discusses our favorite moments from the film and the impact that the movie had on the Marvel cinematic universe as a whole. Please do not listen to this episode if you haven't seen the movie yet, you have been warned.

57mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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144: Kapow Comic Creators Panel

The independent comic book scene is obviously important to us here at Bitfaced, and getting to interview three of the most prestigious creators in the area right in the store where we cut our teeth was an especially honorable experience. Kapow's Comic Creator Panel featured Jennifer Swartwood (The Ferrokin), Michael Blickley (The Erinyes Project), and Erik Josephson and Kevin R. Smith (Morally Bankrupt) having a frank and honest conversation about what is involved in bringing their unique ideas to the page. A huge thanks to not only the creators but also for Kapow for asking us to host, we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.

1hr 10mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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143: "Through Early Morning Fog I See"

Eric's Father Dr. Gregory Hollis has guested on Bitfaced multiple times since its inception, and fortunately they got to sit down again over the holidays and talk about a show that is near and dear to both of them, the stone cold classic M*A*S*H*. A frank (Burns) discussion about the impact that the show had on not only them but also on the rest of the world, please enjoy the genuine candor that only a father and son can produce.

1hr 4mins

6 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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142: Bitfaced 2018 Top Pop

Now that gaming is out of the way it's time to officially finish 2018 with our pop-culture favorites. Nothing is off the monitor in this traditional top ten elimination that we love doing for you guys when it's time to reflect on the previous year. Movies, comics, music, a skate video, and maybe even a podcast get some love from the entire Bitfaced crew. Settle in with a cold beer or that boring drive to daily employment, we're like the blanket that you leave one foot hanging out of every night.

1hr 18mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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141: 2018 Bitfaced Game Awards

For the first time ever we are proud to present the Bitfaced Game Awards! Moving away from our traditional top ten format and shoring everything into convenient categories, the entire Bitfaced crew is on hand to discuss and mercilessly dissect all of our favorites from last year. The best part though is that all of our listeners voted for four of the awards, truly making this an event that we will proudly continue well into the future. Thank you to all who participated in the voting and the extensive discussion, you are the reason this episode exists.

1hr 14mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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140: Rad Dad Redemption

It feels like forever since we've done an episode all about video games, and it's also been forever since our close friend and gaming expert Matt Dawkins joined us in the Bitcave, so we're going to knock out both of those things this week. Rockstar's epic Red Dead Redemption is our main focus, we promise you that we have some tips and tricks this week that you haven't heard anywhere else. We also talk about Sony's Spiderman, Dead Cells, and a few other titles that we've been playing lately.

50mins

5 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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138: Carl Weathers

Our coverage from Colorado Springs Comic Con finishes with the legendary Carl Weathers, and he doesn't disappoint in the slightest. Carl gives us insight into his entire career from Force Ten From Navarone all the way to teaching us how to make stew in Arrested Development. Whether you loved him in Rocky, Predator, or even Happy Gilmore, we promise that Carl has a unique story about how he brought these legendary roles to life.

46mins

17 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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137: Team Bestie: Trish Stratus and Lita from the WWE

Like a devastating moonsault off the top ropes WWE Hall of Famers Trish Stratus and Lita dominated their panel at Colorado Springs Comic Con. (Just don't ever call them divas) Trish and Lita are the best of friends outside of the ring and it shows in their effortless banter and love for their sport. Even if you aren't into professional wrestling we think this a great place to learn just how much dedication, raw skill, and sheer talent goes into getting onto the WWE stage every week.

48mins

3 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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131: "In America, We Call Them Bananas"

Eric and Doug are back behind the mic this week to discuss Solo: A Star Wars Story. They also get into a spoiler-filled discussion about Cobra Kai, a show that has exceeded almost every possible expectation. Fear does not exist on this podcast, and even if they change your first name from Keisuke to Nariyoshi you'll still find something to enjoy here.

1hr 5mins

30 May 2018

Rank #15

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129: Faced In, Geek Out

We've been waiting over eighteen years to see a sequel to the cult classic Super Troopers. We talk about the newest Broken Lizard gem as well as the Sony exclusive God of War. Oh and some movie called Infinity War. Consider this an appetizer for the full Avengers episode coming much sooner than you think.

1hr 7mins

3 May 2018

Rank #16

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128: Ed Greenwood

Ed Greenwood is the type of guy that wouldn't give you shit about taking over half an hour to write copy for a podcast, but that's not the only reason you should love him. Creator of the Forgotten Realms, a universe every gamer worth his salt has experienced in either role playing, video game, or novel form since the 1980's, Ed showers us with insight on how he passionately paints a world we all continue to breathe in. Take a ride in a carriage careening down a mountainside while a goblin shivs you in the back mid-coitus, the journey will have zero regrets.

1hr 9mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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127: Sailing The Sea of Thieves

The polarizing pirate adventure Sea of Thieves is our main topic this week, and it's definitely not all praise for Rare's highly anticipated return to publishing. We also chat with our guest and official streamer Zach "Freak That Bitch Out" Thoma about Far Cry 5 and MLB The Show 2018. Thanks to David Frizzell, Scott Berryman, Mike Luckett, Adam Gumbert, Brad Allen, Tim Stebbins, and Jacob Edwards for joining us this week on the high seas!

42mins

7 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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126: Release the Cyber Kraken!

Musician Norman Hittle beams into the Bitcave this week to talk about his new project Cyberkraken, check out the impressive video below. We've been singing Forest Planet, Prime 88 all week long. Eric's AA sponsor Karl Brevik sits in for Tyler, and we talk about Star Wars, Star Trek, and the lingering impact of Final Fantasy 7. Cyber Kraken Forest Planet, Prime-88

47mins

28 Mar 2018

Rank #19

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125: Twin Fallacies

Why would someone ever attempt to fabricate a video game record?  If we were better journalsits, we might attempt to answer that question, instead we discuss the recent controversy surrounding Twin Galaxies.  If you aren't interested in video games, then we have more of that with Tyler's take on Monster Hunter.  Special thanks to Apollo Legend for all of his meticulous research.  

35mins

22 Feb 2018

Rank #20