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Saturday, August 23, 2008

GSG Special Edition: Playing for Keeps and Super-Villains

Welcome again, to another special episode of Geek Survival Guide.

If you've been paying attention to Mur Lafferty's "Playing for Keeps" podcast/PDF's/novel, you know that this Monday, the 25th, is the official day to purchase PfK from and help get Mur some much deserved exposure.

And in an effort to assist her with that, she asked me for a special episode of GSG, which was released in her Stories of the Third Wave feed.

This is that episode. If you're not familiar with Mur or her works, she's definitely worth a look. Check out, where for a limited time, you can get a PDF copy of the full Playing for Keeps book for free, and if you like it, share it, talk it up, and buy a copy on August 25th, 2008.


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Monday, June 02, 2008

GSG18 - Raisin an Alien/Human Hybrid

Welcome to another episode of Geek Survival Guide. This week's episode references...
John Carpenter's Starman.
John Carpenter's Village of the Damned.
Species (catch this one edited).
The Sims 2.
The Musical Stylings of Jonathan Coulton. (chiron beta prime)
HazMat Suits and Diaper Genies.

Writing Excuses
Nuketown Radioactive

Old School Gaming...
The GameCube...

And that's it. Drop me a line at gsguide *at* gmail *dot* com, or by leaving a comment at

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

GSG17 - Alien Love

Welcome to another episode of Geek Survival Guide - Alien Love.

Much thanks goes out to the Grand Dame of Podcasting, Mur Lafferty, for her topic suggestion.

This episode references...
Selected Works of Piers Anthony...
Dr. Who
Galaxy Quest
The Fly 2
Alien - proof that an Exo-Suit is not always 100% effective.
The mating habits of Tarantulas - warning, site contains photos of hairy spiders in compromising positions.
Stephanie Meyers' "The Host". Incidentally, I highly recommend her music playlist to accompany the book...

etc., etc., etc.,

This week's recommendation - Geometry Wars Galaxies for the Nintendo DS.


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Sunday, April 13, 2008

GSG 16 - Evil Alien Overlords

Hello, and welcome back to another episode of GSG. Today we discuss the particular difficulties of surviving evil alien overlords and their fascist police states.

A lot of today's podcast deals specifically with the 1980's sci-fi classic film, Flash Gordon.
We will also make some passing references to...
Toilet Paper.
Hanging Wall Gardens.
Abandoned Missile Silos.
Johnathan Brandis.
Mud Baths.
Jonathan Coulton (again).
Lovecraft's Mythos.



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Sunday, February 17, 2008

GSG 15 - Giant Robots

This episode contains references to:
Gundam (Particularly SEED and SEED:Destiny)
Power Rangers of all kinds
Hostess Snack Cakes
Iron Man, the Movie
and features occasional dimly heard remarks made by my wife that I just couldn't edit out.

Also, feedback.

Which you can send by e-mailing us at gsguide *at* gmail with a dot com at the end.

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

GSG 14 - Poke-addiction

Yes, this week we take on the mother of all Gaming Addictions - Pokemon.

For more information on addiction visit your local library.

For more information on what's discussed in the show...
Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Team Rocket, Gyarados, Milotic, etc., can all be explored in excruciating detail at You can also look there for information on EV's, but I recommend against it. That's one DEEP rabbit hole.

Also discussed in this episode...
Geek Acres
Vin Diesel (Almost as good as Karl Urban!)
Into the Blender (BTW - CATCHIEST PODCAST THEME MUSIC EVER! +3 Telepath Defense)
Into the Blender again (Yes, it's THAT good a podcast)
and... (If you're a guy I highly recommend you try to avoid your wife's exposure to)
Stephanie Meyers books. (Seriously!)

For feedback and comments, leave 'em here at or send them to gsguide *at* gmail *dot* com.


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