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Sean McKay

Host, Editor & Producer of The Gene Pool Variety Hour!
Sean is a clinical psychologist currently embedded with the US Air Force. His hobbies/passions are geek culture, gaming, movies, and football. Sean is the creator and co-host of the Gene Pool Variety Hour, a geek culture podcast hosted alongside his adult son. Their mutual ADHD, along with his son's Autism Spectrum diagnosis, lends itself to a quirky and unique atmosphere. In Sean's words, "We have no idea where this is going."

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Gene Pool Variety Hour Episode 13: Happy Geeksgiving! I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, and an X-Men Thanksgiving!
Welcome to Episode 13, a very special Thanksgiving episode!   In this episode:   Happy Geeksgiving! What nerdy, geeky stuff are YOU thankful for this season! Sean & Connor dive into some of their favorite things!   Next, we kick off a new segment... one that is probably gonna stick: Your Geek Question of the Day! Connor has always wanted to do this, but we finally found a good source for debate.... geekquestioner.com (also on twitter @geekquestioner)! So here's your question: Take a movie and replace a word in the title of the movie with the word "Turkey". What is the title and plot of the movie? What would you come up with? Listen to our Thanksgiving-themed takes on The Birdcage and X-Men: First Class!    Finally, for our Rolling the Credits segment, we explore and review the Netflix original, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, starring Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood! What happens when a depressed woman who always feel run over by society and an angry, introverted ninja wannabe try to take things and their lives back into their own hands! In summary, we loved it! Dive in to see why!    And as always, several chickens were chased, though none were harmed in this episode.      As always, thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! You can find us all over the place. We know all the Twitters! Gene Pool Variety Hour on Twitter at @GPVarietyHour...   Sean: Headgamer on XBox Live @headgamer on Twitter @headamer on Mixer @head_gamer on Twitch   Connor: QuillMiester on Xbox Live @QuillMiester on Twitter @QuillMiester on Mixer @QuillMiester on Twitch   Until next time... Stay nerdy my friends!
Gene Pool Variety Hour, Episode 12: Automata! Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4! Borderlands 3 and Destiny 2! Oh my!
Welcome to Episode 12 (yes, we went back to the old way of naming - we don't need no stinkin' seasons!) of the Gene Pool Variety Hour! We appreciate you jumping in with us!   In this episode, we get back to gaming. Sean is in his happy place after taking a month hiatus from gaming. Diving back into Borderlands 3, and delving into Destiny 2 after years of clean Destiny-free living. It's crack, and I have mixed feelings toward my friends/drug dealers who talked me back into it!   Next, we explore Blizzard's recent new game announcements - Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4! Needless to say, we're excited about both. Sean is particularly happy for the PvE focus on OW2. Finally, he and his old-gamer friends can play without being schooled by them young whippersnappers!   We end the night on our review of Antonio Bandera's 2014 Automata. What happens in a dystopian world where humans are on the decline, and robots were created to help humanity but start to rise up for themselves? Um, haven't we heard that storyline tons of times before? Yeah, well, we visit that trope again here. Join in to hear what we think of this thing. Let's just say we have seen this trope visited in other movies, and done much better too. Oh, and Sean goes off on plastic surgery during this segment as well. ;-)   And yes, several chickens were chased. No animals were harmed in this episode, however.    Oh! And we have a new podcast logo design. Awesome work by Milton Camargo over at Fiverr.com! See his page here, and if you use him for any work, tell him the Gene Pool sent ya!   As always, thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! You can find us all over the place. We know all the Twitters! Gene Pool Variety Hour on Twitter at @GPVarietyHour...   Sean: Headgamer on XBox Live @headgamer on Twitter @headamer on Mixer @head_gamer on Twitch   Connor: QuillMiester on Xbox Live @QuillMiester on Twitter @QuillMiester on Mixer @QuillMiester on Twitch   Until next time... Stay nerdy my friends!
Gene Pool Variety Hour, Episode 11: Joan of Arc Hates Puppies!
Welcome to Episode 4 of the second season on the Gene Pool Variety Hour! We appreciate you jumping in with us!   In this episode, Sean gets up on his high horse and gives the low down on Joaquin Phoenix's Joker. Yeah, I know it's late, but at least this is a review from a psychologist's point of view! Connor decides to mix it up and pushes us into Superfight for not one, but two epic battles! Attila the Hun, Lizzy Borden, and George S. Patton oh my! And we learn the Joan of Arc apparently hates puppies! Finally, we review - as best we can - the 1989 movie The Return of the Swamp Thing! Apparently Zac Snyder doesn't own the market on bad DC comics adaptation movies! And Heather Locklear, bad actress. Who knew?!     There are also discussions of buying cars, Sportsball, Winona Ryder, and Deadpool's baby legs. And several other chickens.    As always, thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episodes or winners of the Superfight battles! And if you want to fight us on Swamp Thing.... bring it!   You can find us all over the place. We know all the Twitters! Gene Pool Variety Hour on Twitter at @GPVarietyHour...   Sean: Headgamer on XBox Live @headgamer on Twitter @headamer on Mixer @head_gamer on Twitch   Connor: QuillMiester on Xbox Live @QuillMiester on Twitter @QuillMiester on Mixer @QuillMiester on Twitch
Gene Pool Variety Hour, Episode 10: Super Fightey Edition!
Welcome to Episode 3 of our second season on the Gene Pool Variety Hour! Thanks for taking the plunge!   In this episode, Connor drones on and on...um, I mean gives a very detailed synopsis... of the Anime movie Bleach The Movie: Fade to Black! Flying swords, demon caterpillar babies, and giant sperm snakes oh my! When he stops to take a breath, I jump in to give my two cents' worth on my opinion of the movie... from a completely uninformed, non-anime-fan point of view! Needless to say... I don't get it.   In a discussion about my developing patchy beard and the John Wick sized chicken we chased, Connor posed a potentially life altering question: Who would win in a fight - Chuck Norris or Keanu Reeves? Original internet badass vs. the new kid on the block internet badass? Oh, and discussions about the use of physics to analyze Monty Python and the Holy Grail fall in here somewhere as well!   We continue to bloody up the battle arena with a rousing round of Superfight! In this round, All the attendees of Burning man, armed with scissor hands and acid blood ... um, yeah... take on Keyser Soze armed with a barbed wire net and endless tear gas from his butt! Points are made, rationales are discussed, rebuttals are given! Ultimately the winner will be up to you! Winner will continue to battle on the next episode!   I'm sure there were other chickens we chased, but I can't remember them all. Thanks for listening and let us know your thoughts on who wins!   You can find us all over the place. We know all the Twitters! Gene Pool Variety Hour on Twitter at @GPVarietyHour...   Sean: Headgamer on XBox Live @headgamer on Twitter @headamer on Mixer @head_gamer on Twitch   Connor: QuillMiester on Xbox Live @QuillMiester on Twitter @QuillMiester on Mixer @QuillMiester on Twitch
Gene Pool Variety Hour, Episode 09: A Very Trepidatious Episode!
Thanks for diving into the pool with us! Welcome to episode 2 of our second season!   In this episode, we get a little semi-serious about Connor's trip to Ohio to see his girlfriend and her family, and talk about some of the struggles in relationships for people on the autism spectrum. Then, we wax poetic about the next game in one of our favorite game series, Borderlands 3! Connor is decidedly more fanboyish than I am here. Finally, for our Rolling for Credits segment, we dive into Guy Ritchie's 1998 cult classic, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels! This movie has no redeeming qualities - nothing but British-style streams of cursing, criminals, potheads, weed, illegal card games, cheating, stolen goods, multiple competing gangs, and a deskful of, um, adult toys... and we mean that in the best possible way! So jump in, you wankers, and listen up!   Thanks for joining us at the Pool! And remember, no running and no swimming for 30 minutes after eating!
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Birthdate
Jun 27th, 1968
Episode Count
13
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
13 hours, 21 minutes