Contra Mundum: Episode 12 – The Super Geeks Review the 2017 Super Hero Movies (Part 1)

Hello all. I had planned to get this out before the end of the year, but I overestimated the amount of time I would have to myself while hanging out with The Boyfriend and his five brothers over the Christmas season.

But it’s still January, and it’s close enough to 2017 that this podcast still makes sense.

In this one, I unite with my Super Geek friend Kevin McHugh to review the 2017 super hero movies. We had a lot of fun recording this episode and the next one. The next episode will be far more full of disagreement than this one, but this one is still good.

I hope you all enjoyed this episode. Next week, we return to talk about the last few super hero movies from 2017.

On a related note, I don’t know about you, but I know I’m really looking forward to 2018’s super hero movies, Especially Black Panther and Infinity War. I’m sure I’ll be doing a review of my own for both of them either here or on Letterboxd (which, if you want to follow me there, click here).

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Contra Mundum – Episode 11: Traveling the World and Doing Good

Hey guys, it’s been a hectic couple of weeks between the end of classes and flying to Michigan to visit The Boyfriend’s family. But I got this episode done before hand, so now you get to watch it.

Consider it a Christmas Eve present.

In this episode, I sat down with my friend Abby Chennells to talk about traveling the world and missions work. We specifically talked a lot about her recent trip to Mexico and the people she met there.

I think you guys will really enjoy this episode.

 

I hope you all liked this episode and maybe learned something new. I know I did.

On a more serious note, I hope that all of this talk about missions and helping people will inspire you to go out and do some good this holiday season.

Our next two episodes (which will get done as soon as I have time to do some editing in The Boyfriend’s house) will feature the return of the Super Geeks. We’ll be wrapping up the year with reviews for every single super hero movie that came out in 2017!

Until then, Merry Christmas!

Contra Mundum: Episode 9 – The Super Geeks Unite! (Part 2)

Soooo, I finally took the time to edit that second episode of the Super Geeks podcast.

I’ll wait for your applause.

*dodges tomatoes*

I know it’s been a while. Fair warning, you should think about this episode as something of a time capsule. We recorded this originally in late May, and then the first episode came out in June. And now it’s November, so most of the movies for the trailers we talked about in this episode are out already.

So you’ll get to see if we were right in our assumptions about them. Enjoy!

So, this was a lot of fun to record. I hope you guys liked it as much as I did.

And for those of you who can’t get enough of the Super Geeks, Kevin will be back again in early December after Justice League comes out to talk about the 2017 super hero movies.

Assuming nothing crazy happens school-wise, I’ll be seeing you all next week with a new episode. This time about history!

Contra Mundum – Episode 7: Firefighting, EMS, and More!

Hey guys. It’s late, but it’s here.

In episode 7, I interviewed my friend Mica Kluge. I met her last year when she came to my writing club. We’ve always had really good conversations, so I invited her onto the show.

As it turns out, she has had some really interesting experiences as a volunteer firefighter. We talked about how it feels to fight a fire, what it was like to be a 13 year-old firefighting cadet, and her scariest firefighting experience.

Enjoy!

This was a really fun interview to do, and I learned a lot during it. I hope you all enjoyed it just as much.

This is probably the last of these episodes that you’ll see in video format. I’m not a huge fan of the time it takes to edit the videos, and I have a lot more freedom to make it sound really good when I just do the audio side.

Also, WOW, my hair was fluffy in this video. Must have been humid or something that day, sheesh.

Any thoughts on this video? Did you learn something about firefighting? Let me know in the comments below.

Contra Mundum – Episode 6: Why Would an Author Quit Publishing?

Hey guys! Again, I’m sorry I’m a day late. I had a lot of fun hanging out with my friend in Georgia, and I forgot to actually post my podcast on here.

On the other hand, I did post the video on YouTube on Saturday. I actually usually post the video to YouTube earlier than it goes up here. So, go ahead and subscribe for early viewing.

This episode was fun. I sat down with my friend and fellow writer, Elizabeth McKinney. We talked about writing, publishing, and the reason that she decided to stop publishing. She also has some good advice for writers who want to go into publishing.

I hope you enjoyed this episode. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel on YouTube if you want the episode a little earlier. I’m trying to get them done a little earlier than the day they’re supposed to go up here.

Next week’s episode will feature my friend Mica, who will be talking about her time as a firefighter.

See you next week!

Contra Mundum – Episode 5: Why Textbook are SO Expensive

In this week’s podcast, I sit down with Dr. Brenda Ayres, a professor at Liberty University. She has published multiple academic books in her long career. We talked about writing, publishing, and the enormously high cost of academic books.

On a personal note, I have to tell you that Dr. Ayres is the sweetest lady. I originally interviewed her for a school project. A few days later, I realized that I needed a photo that I didn’t have. So I had to inconvenience her twice in row. In return, she bought me lunch. Twice!

“I don’t like for students to buy their own food,” she said.

She’s the best.

If you’re curious about all of the background noise, it’s because we had to record in a busy restaurant at lunch time. I didn’t think it was too bad, so I didn’t bother trying to remove it.

I hope you guys enjoyed the episode. In next week’s episode, I interviewed a friend of mine on the creative side of publishing.

See you next week!

Contra Mundum – Episode 4: Unintentionally Hilarious Glass Blowing Talk

This podcast was a lot of fun to do because it’s with my little sister. She’s an amazing artist, so I knew that I wanted to do a podcast with her while I was home on break.

Here’s one of her more recent artworks that I really love:

Christina's Painting

I actually have two of her paintings in my apartment at college. They definitely make my boring room a little more interesting.

The podcast was a lot of fun, but was… um, slightly awkward. See, glass blowing has some strange terms, and… Well, you’ll see.

I was afraid that my H4N recording device didn’t pick up the entire episode, because it had cut off by the time I went to hit the stop button, but thankfully it did. Lucky, because I didn’t want to lose any of this one.

Here’s the SoundCloud version, if for some reason, you’d prefer to watch that. I’ve got maybe two more podcasts before I run out of space on my SoundCloud page. After that, it’ll be just YouTube.

In next week’s episode, I sit down with a professor from my college and talk about academic writing, so you budding intellectuals should take notice. But honestly it’s a very interesting and informative for any writer.

See you next week!