Surviving the Apocalypse

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Creation Date March 18th, 2020
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Some of these calmly address the issues we're facing in the world today and some are just feel good episodes!
  1. Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts on Netflix is the cute-pocalyptic show you never knew you needed. In this episode we discuss the show's origin as a web comic, the world, the characters, and the amazing soundtrack. Watch Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts on Netflix: Rad Sechrist on DeviantArt: Listen to the Kipo Season 1 Mixtape on Spotify: Support FanDummies on Patreon: Shop FanDummies Merch: Join our Facebook Group: Check out our TeePublic Curated Store: 00:50 Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts by Rad Sechrist 00:04:23 The World and the Characters 00:13:28 Patreon 00:13:49 The Mutes 00:21:49 The Soundtrack by Daniel Rojas 00:25:19 Final Thoughts Watch Adventure Time on Amazon: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
  2. The first season of the highly anticipated series Star Trek: Picard has aired! In this episode we discuss the plot and characters, what we thought of the show, what we think they could have done better, and whether or not it's a good representation of Star Trek. Major Spoilers! Watch Star Trek Picard on CBS All Access: If you're outside of the U.S., you can watch Picard on Amazon: Watch The Ready Room hosted by Wil Wheaton on YouTube: Buy Star Trek Picard: The Last Best Hope on Amazon: Support FanDummies on Patreon: Shop FanDummies Merch: Join our Facebook Group: Check out our TeePublic Curated Store: 00:01:01 What We Were Most Excited To See 00:03:39 Returning Star Trek: The Next Generation Cast 00:11:38 The Plot of Star Trek Picard 00:13:42 Picard's New Crew 00:23:17 Seven of Nine, Hugh, and the Borg 00:29:23 What We Liked About the Story 00:33:09 Patreon 00:33:32 The Romulans 00:38:25 The Ending and the Repercussions 00:44:24 Was Picard Good Star Trek? 00:50:12 Final Thoughts 00:54:54 What We're Hoping For in Season 2 About our hosts:Greg - I love Science Fiction! I read, watch, and then review Sci-Fi on my blog and YouTube channel "Greg Reviews Scifi". I especially love Star Trek, Stargate, and The Expanse. If you need help picking out a new Sci-Fi book or movie, just let me know!Erin - I love dogs and have two that are crazy for hedgehogs (the stuffed ones not real ones). I play too much Pokemon Go! I love YouTube. Hashtag Trainer Tips. I love Harry Potter, Star Trek, and the Mandalorian (Baby Yoda!). I fall asleep when shows are boring, and sometimes even when they're fun.Jessica - Whose idea was this? I have way too many fandoms to count. I will rage quit your show if my favorite character leaves or gets killed, you've been warned. I love Harry Potter and all things fantasy. I also play Dungeons and Dragons! A half-elf fighter, if you were wondering. I'm a Ben Barnes and Cisco Ramon (CW The Flash) stan. Check us out at https://Fandummies.comAs a CBS and Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
  3. Emily and Kumail discuss how their lives have changed over the last two weeks, and provide tips on how to live comfortably when you’re stuck at home.  This episode is brought to you by:  Skillshare. Visit for two free months of premium membership. 100% of the Net Revenue* from the podcast will be donated in equal portions to the following charities to support their efforts to assist those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: *"Net Revenue” is defined as the “Advertising Gross Revenue” received by Hyperobject Podcast and Three Uncanny Four less agency fees and actual costs incurred to produce, distribute, and promote the Podcast. “Advertising Gross Revenue” is calculated by the (cost per thousand) rate times the total impressions delivered.
  4. Do you like Avatar: The Last Airbender? Do you like animated shows that are kid-friendly but have depth and humor that adults can enjoy? Check out The Dragon Prince on Netflix! In this episode, we talk about how The Dragon Prince is such a well-made fantasy show and why everyone should watch it. *Minor spoilers! Watch The Dragon Prince on Netflix: Shop FanDummies Merch: Join our Facebook Group: Check out our TeePublic Curated Store: Jessica Wants to Watch 00:00:30 Star Wars Resistance on Disney Plus, or on Amazon: Greg is Reading 00:00:44 Refuge by Glynn Stewart: 00:00:58 Stargate Universe graphic novel, Back to Destiny: Jessica and Erin are Playing 00:01:35 Pokemon Sword and Shield Sword: / Shield: Greg is Playing Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: 00:02:10 Erin and Greg are Watching The Walking Dead: Rick and Morty: 00:02:49 The Dragon Prince 00:04:46 Season 1 00:06:49 Season 2 00:10:39 Season 3 00:15:23 Similarities to Avatar: The Last Airbender 00:17:08 The World of The Dragon Prince 00:17:47 Why We Like The Dragon Prince 00:30:43 What's Coming Up for The Dragon Prince? 00:31:59 How Does It Compare To Other Netflix Animated Shows? 00:34:48 Would We Recommend the Show? Our Stargate fancast, which should come as no surprise: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
  5. How does Bullet time work? How did Lord of the Rings make the hobbits and dwarves look believably smaller than everyone else? In this episode we discuss movies that have changed the industry of cinema. We are joined by special guest Brucker of the Film on the Rocks podcast. Watch The Matrix on Amazon: Watch Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on Amazon: Watch Spider-Man (2002) on Amazon: Watch Avatar on Amazon: Listen to Film on the Rocks on Apple: Listen to Film on the Rocks on Google: Support FanDummies on Patreon: Shop FanDummies Merch: Join our Facebook Group: Check out our TeePublic Curated Store: 00:00:30 Brucker From the Film on the Rocks Podcast 00:03:00 The Matrix 00:11:51 How The Matrix Changed the Movie Industry 00:16:38 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 00:20:54 How Lord of the Rings Changed the Movie Industry 00:27:10 Patreon 00:27:38 Spider-Man (2002) 00:33:43 How Spider-Man Changed the Movie Industry 00:41:33 Avatar 00:46:40 How Avatar Changed the Movie Industry 00:58:27 Final Thoughts As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
  6. Joseph has a few things to chat about with you, and then we present the first episode of our new show, Our Plague Year. Introducing a new kind of current events podcast. An island in a storm of bad headlines. An experiment in public anxiety. Let's get through this year together. Subscribe at or wherever you get your podcasts. Written and produced by Joseph Fink "Don't Look for the Helpers" by Cory Doctorow "Social Distances" by Nisi Shawl  The song "This Too Shall Pass" by Danny Schmidt  All other music by Joseph Fink Logo artwork by Jessica Hayworth A production of Night Vale Presents
  7. Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - 
  8. Toss a coin to your Witcher! This episode is about Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher. We are joined by Special Guest, Amazon Best-Selling author and fellow Witcher fan, Molly Lerma. Shop FanDummies Merch: Join our Facebook Group: Check out our TeePublic Curated Store: 00:00:28 Molly Lerma, author of The Fifth Column series Buy Book 1 on Amazon: h Buy Book 2 on Amazon: Buy Book 3 on Amazon: 00:00:48 The Witcher on Netflix 00:03:58 Andrzej Sapkowski Buy The Last Wish on Amazon: Buy Blood of Elves, Book 1 of The Witcher Saga on Amazon: 00:05:00 The Witcher Video Games Buy The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt on Amazon: 00:06:57 Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia 00:09:32 Anya Chalotra as Yennefer 00:12:17 Freya Allen as Ciri 00:15:03 The Witcher's Confusing Timeline 00:16:36 Yennefer's Backstory 00:21:25 Henry Cavill's Awesomeness 00:24:33 Joey Batey as Jaskier aka Dandelion 00:27:08 What We Liked About the Show 00:32:15 What We Didn't Like About the Show 00:38:08 Witcher Fandom 00:44:07 What Can We Expect in Season 2? 00:46:31 Rotten Tomato Game and Reviews As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
  9. Gotta go fast! In this episode we discuss the Sonic the Hedgehog movie and our experiences with the Sonic video games. Plus Jessica has a theory about these video game movies. Buy the Sega Genesis Flashback Console on Amazon: Shop FanDummies Merch: Join our Facebook Group: Check out our TeePublic Curated Store: Support us on Patreon: 00:01:18 Sonic the Hedgehog Movie 00:03:43 The Redesign Saved the Movie 00:06:53 What We Liked About the Movie 00:19:52 Brief History of Sonic and Sega, Our Experiences with It 00:28:55 Mad Lib Game 00:31:51 Final Thoughts As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
  10. The coronavirus may force you to stay at home for the next few weeks, but here's how to successfully wait out a pandemic. Bob Mondello, film critic for NPR, tells Sam what movies to catch up on while self-quarantined, with some tips for film-watching etiquette. And with more people working from home, Barrie Hardymon, senior editor at Weekend Edition, recommends shows, movies and games both parents and kids can enjoy. Then, Sam talks to Edgar Ortiz, a student at Berea College in Kentucky. Like millions of American students, Ortiz is facing the closure of his campus and preparing to finish the semester online. Sam also talks to reporter Trish Murphy, host of podcast Seattle Now, about what it's like to see an empty Seattle ⁠— America's coronavirus epicenter.
  11. Looks like we've made it! We're going through our first 99 episodes and finding the best of the best, all while breaking down the statistics behind our picks! It's more fun than it sounds. We hope. Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -
  12. Rachel's favorite new sports superstition! Griffin's favorite driving occurrence! Rachel's favorite creamy brown stuff! Griffin's favorite energy-making devices! Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -
  13. The coronavirus has sickened more than 40,000 people and killed more than 900. In addition to that devastating human toll, the outbreak is likely to have economically destructive effects as well.
  14. In which we find a hero in these trying times: A hero with a cybernetic, socially-conscious snake and a land speed rivaling a mid-2010s Toyota Corolla.Suggested talking points: Look to Britney, Porch-Stable Food, Angel Babysitter, In My Lungs, Unfortunate Grocery Replacements, Burritoing with Gronk, Duck Interpreter
  15. Listen, y’all. There’s only one way that we’re getting through this thing, and I think we all know exactly what way I’m talking about. It is imperative, now more than ever, that we get Richard Gere to be a top-tier YouTuber.Suggested talking points: What’s Funny?!, Lying Ants, Snip Tunes, Roughhousing, Netflix Prophecies, Liminal Chalupa
  16. To celebrate WandaVision being moved up in the Disney Plus schedule, we decided to look into Scarlet Witch's and Vision's comic book history to see what makes them so interesting. We also discuss what we know about WandaVision so far and how it connects to the MCU, as well as a few theories about what could happen on the show. We are joined by Marvel fan expert, Sean of the Secret Wars and Beyond Podcast - Shop FanDummies Merch: Check out our Marvel Curated Store: Join our Facebook Group: Check out our TeePublic Curated Store: 00:00:24 Sean from the Secret Wars and Beyond Podcast: 00:04:05 Scarlet Witch's Origin and Powers 00:11:37 Scarlet Witch's Noteworthy Enemies House of M (2005): 00:14:14 Vision's Origin and Powers 00:21:06 Vision's Noteworthy Enemies 00:24:32 Vision's Costume Vision (2016): 00:27:53 Vision and Scarlet Witch's Relationship in the comics Vision and the Scarlet Witch #12 (1986): 00:37:04 Scarlet Witch and Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe 00:41:40 WandaVision on Disney Plus 00:54:50 Recommendations As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
  17. Use #felicitations on Twitter to send me a question!! Wikia:   BOOKS: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Homeric Moments by Eva Brann Last of the Amazons by Stephen Pressman Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern   RPGS: Dinosaur Princesses Good Society (Jane Austen)   Mung Bean Recipe:
  18. Podcast Wikia: Come chat! Yale Lecture Series:   Books: American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson All Our Broken Idols by Paul Cooper From the Brink of Apocalypse by John Aberth The Black Death: A Personal History by John Hatcher Last of the Amazons by Stephen Pressman Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern   GAME: Roundguard Cook Serve Delicious 3
  19. After the obligatory “are you going to infect me with coronavirus but seriously what is happening in the world right now” opening conversation, JV and the truly awesome comedian Atsuko Okatsuka discuss being uprooted from Tokyo to West LA without knowing you’re never going back, the power of ranch dressing, and #garagelife. Hosted by Janet Varney. Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.
  20. Chris Sullivan (This Is Us, Camping, Guardians of the Galaxy) discusses growing up in Sacramento and going to a progressive Catholic Church, how he stopped drinking 2 and a half years ago, and how big The Knick was for his career. Chris opens up about living in conscious gratitude, how anxiety affects him and how he overcomes it, and the new album he’s recording with Taylor Goldsmith from Dawes.
  21. You might be wondering how to prevent coronavirus and protect your family if the virus continues to spread. Nancy Messonnier from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares five things you can do to prepare. One takeaway: Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  22. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, about the agency's response to the coronavirus and the outbreak's impact on health, travel and education.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit

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