Galactic Driftwood is the favorite podcast of sentient beings from all known universes and beyond! Join us each episode for a raft of discussion on a cosmic ocean of Science Fiction and Fantasy topics, interviews with local-area genre-devotees, and insightful prognostication by our soothsayers of science fiction, our forecasters of fantasy and any other beings that happen to get caught in our gravity well.


  • E63 - Batman 1966

    E63 - Batman 1966

    04/11/2020 Duração: 01h32min

    Ba-na-na-na-na-na na-na! Batman! Before Batfleck Batflexed, Before Bale growled his way into pop-culture, before we saw Clooney's batnipples, even before Michael Keaton brought Batman back, there was another Batman. A groovier Batman. This week, get your Bat-drinks, sit down in your Bat-chair, and join the Galactic Driftwood crew as we give Adam West's Batman: The Movie a watch. Maybe even watch it along with us and enjoy the weirdness.

  • E62 - The Rules of Horror

    E62 - The Rules of Horror

    21/10/2020 Duração: 01h30min

    Who ya gonna call? NOT JENNA! Hey spooky nerds, this week on the Galactic Driftwood Podcast we've got special guest Stu Burns back to talk about breaking the Rules of Horror! But that's only the tip of the iceberg for this weeks episode! We're also going to be talking about fun Halloween attractions in the Omaha area, spooky shows for your viewing entertainment, and John brought some EVPs from his paranormal investigations for us to listen to! Give us a listen... IF YOU DARE!

  • E61 - The Nerdy Place

    E61 - The Nerdy Place

    07/10/2020 Duração: 01h18min

    Insert nerdy pun and or saying here. Sorry. It's been a long, hard seven months or so for those of us on the Galactic Driftwood podcast. As a cast, we like going places, seeing things and, ya know, people. This week, we're taking a little time to talk about the places where we want to / will go once we're able to go out and do things again. Join us as we take a look at some of the nerd-friendly and nerd-themed places around the country and even the world! Ending nerdy pun!

  • Lovecraft Country, so far

    Lovecraft Country, so far

    23/09/2020 Duração: 01h09min

    Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! *cough* *cough* I mean, welcome back for another episode of Galactic Driftwood. This week we're talking about HBO Max's new show, Lovecraft Country. Special Guest Katie joins us to talk about H.P. Lovecraft and the problematic nature of his writing. Warning: Lovecraft Country deals with some pretty awful racism and some of our conversation is going to revolve around that.

  • Damn Your Logic!

    Damn Your Logic!

    09/09/2020 Duração: 01h12min

    Everybody listen! We don't have long. The black helicopters are circling and we may not get a chance to say this again. Bill has finally crossed the wrong people and we've got a lot of information to disseminate before they shut us down. This week we'll be talking about conspiracy theories, from grays to lizard men, from Q to the Philadelphia Experiment. We've got plenty to talk about and debunk, so tune in!Here are links to items referenced in the podcast: Chadwick Boseman dies at 43: The Conspiracy Theory Detector: The Dunning-Kruger Effect Shows Why Some People Think They’re Great Even When Their Work Is Terrible: The deep, twisted roots of QAnon - From 1940s sci-fi to 19th-century

  • E58 - Lower Decks and Doom Patrol

    E58 - Lower Decks and Doom Patrol

    26/08/2020 Duração: 01h26min

    These are the voyages of the U.S.S. Cerritos. Their goal: Tell dick jokes and survive deadly situations with humor and horrible violence. This week on the Galactic Driftwood podcast we're going to be talking about our initial impressions of Star Trek: Lower Decks, coming out now on CBS All Access. With only two episodes out at the time of the recording, we still have plenty to talk about. We also give some time to Doom Patrol, currently airing on HBO Max. Join us for another geeky discussion on what's new in the nerd-world.

  • Episode 57: The Old Guard

    Episode 57: The Old Guard

    12/08/2020 Duração: 01h20min

    Here we are! Born to be kings! We're the Galactic Driftwood Podcast back for another discussion on what we've been watching. This week, we're talking about The Old Guard and Warrior Nun, two new popular shows on Netflix. Don't worry. We've got plenty more to talk about and we will digress. At length.

  • E56 - Gone from Netflix

    E56 - Gone from Netflix

    29/07/2020 Duração: 01h23min

    Aaaaaaaaaannnnnnd these movies are not available anymore. This week on the Galactic Driftwood Podcast we review a couple movies that Bill discovered were going off Netflix: Under the Skin with Scarlet Johansson and Tusk, a Kevin Smith movie. This continues the long and storied tradition of Bill bringing us...questionable movie choices. We also talk about Akira, an anime classic (what Bill calls a 'cartoon'.)

  • E55 - The Darkest Timeline

    E55 - The Darkest Timeline

    20/07/2020 Duração: 01h20min

    We rolled a one and now we're dealing with some stuff. As much as we'd like to pretend there's nothing going on right now, a lot of things affect the nerd community and we're going to talk about some of those weightier topics today. We're going to be talking about COVID-19's effects on this year's convention scene beyond its effects on our everyday lives. We're also going to be talking about Black Lives Matter and ...dare I say it, we're going to get a little political today. Just so you folks know what you're getting into, Black Lives DO Matter and we, both as a country, and as a community need to do better.

  • E54 - Anime - After Dark

    E54 - Anime - After Dark

    01/07/2020 Duração: 01h25min

    This land is made of love and PEACE! That's right! This week the weebs take over; with special guests Mark Kitchell and Devin Price (from Thoughts and Shots). The drinks come out as we take Bill and Linda on a journey through the wide, weird world of anime. We'll talk about some of our favorite series, some stranger selections, explain the difference between hentai, echi and waifus and much much more. Buckle up. This is a fun one.

  • E53 - What We Do in the Upload

    E53 - What We Do in the Upload

    17/06/2020 Duração: 107h19min

    Bad news: You’re dead. Good news: That’s not the end! At least, in a couple of the shows we talk about in this episode. We’re joined this week by Katie Otten and Josh Caito to talk about a new Amazon Prime show called Upload. We’ll also talk about another Amazon show, Tales from the Loop and FX’s What We Do In The Shadows. To say absolutely nothing of our normal shenanigans.

  • E52 - Comic Book Physics

    E52 - Comic Book Physics

    03/06/2020 Duração: 01h10min

    He can leap a tall building in a single bound! ... But what does that actually mean? Well, in terms of the mechanics behind it? This week we're talking with Professor Dan Claes, professor of physics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prof. Claes is well known on the convention circuit and in classrooms for educating students and nerds on the physics behind some of our favorite super-heroes. Join us this week as we sit down to talk about the intersection between nerdery, physics and education.

  • E51 - Westworld: Newbs and Old Hands

    E51 - Westworld: Newbs and Old Hands

    20/05/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    Get your black hat, it's time to saddle up for another trip to HBO's Westworld. Things are looking a little apocalyptic in Westworld right now at the end of Season 3 and the cast of Galactic Driftwood are here to fix their problems. We have an interesting mix of perspectives from members who've seen the whole show, to members who haven't watched a single episode yet. Don't worry though, we're not going to get anywhere close to staying on target. We still had a good time though. Join us for a walk through Westworld and points beyond.

  • E50 - Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic

    E50 - Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic

    06/05/2020 Duração: 56min

    Hey Walter, what will you give me for this episode of the Galactic Driftwood Podcast featuring two of the stars of AMC's Comic Book Men? That's right! This week Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen come to hang out with the crew of the Galactic Driftwood Podcast. We're going to hear some behind the scenes stories from the show, talk some super-heroes, and goof around with Ming and Mike and you can listen in or watch along on YouTube.

  • E49 - Picard Season 1

    E49 - Picard Season 1

    23/04/2020 Duração: 01h25min

    Set course for Wolf 359, warp factor 6. Engage! With Social Distancing still in effect, the hosts of Galactic Driftwood had plenty of time to watch the first season of Star Trek: Picard. Mark Kitchell joins us again to talk about how we felt about the season as a whole, things we liked, things we didn’t and where we think / hope that it’s going in the future. Join us for an interesting conversation on what’s shaping up to be a great Star Trek Series.

  • E48 - Bills Galaxys Edge Adventure

    E48 - Bill's Galaxy's Edge Adventure

    09/04/2020 Duração: 01h10min

    In a theme park, not that far away, not that long ago, Bill and Linda went to Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland. In this episode of Galactic Driftwood, Bill recounts his experiences, describes the attractions, and most importantly goes over the sheer amount of STUFF that he bought. Droids now outnumber the hosts and we'll be meeting them all. Buckle up. I've got a bad feeling about this.

  • E47 - Nerd Community Life-Support

    E47 - Nerd Community Life-Support

    25/03/2020 Duração: 01h06min

    I don't want to play this game of Pandemic anymore. Can we just play some Dungeons and Dragons? No. No we can not because everyone should be staying home. (Yes, I know that we can use Roll20, Skype or Zoom...just go with the metaphor.) Rest assured, we met for this episode before social distancing really started...but now we're all being socially responsible nerds. Unfortunately, that means that the community we all enjoy is hurting. Be it conventions, or your favorite local gaming stores, now is the time they need your support the most. This week, the Galactic Driftwood crew discusses the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ways that we can come together and support our local gaming community.

  • E46 - The Crawl w/ Benito Garcia

    E46 - The Crawl w/ Benito Garcia

    11/03/2020 Duração: 01h14min

    Rocks fall! Give me a Dexterity Save. This week we're joined by Dungeon Master Benito Garcia from GO-RPGs to talk about our recent adventures in Dungeons and Dragons. Benito is hosting a campaign for the Galactic Driftwood crew and we're going to talk about our experiences in rolling dice.

  • E45: Viral Loading Time

    E45: Viral Loading Time

    26/02/2020 Duração: 01h11min

    Put on your biohazard suit and check the seals. With the spread of the Coronavirus we thought now would be a good time to dig through science fiction and fantasy for the worst diseases fiction had to offer. From The Andromeda Strain to Greyscale, join us on a trip through the nastiest bugs in science fiction and fantasy and the effects they had on their worlds.

  • E44: Star Trek: Picard

    E44: Star Trek: Picard

    12/02/2020 Duração: 01h26min

    Set Phasers to hype This week were going to be talking about a LOT of Star Trek and were joined by new guest host Mark Kitchell Were going to be focusing on the new show Star Trek Picard which is currently airing on CBS All Access But in true Galactic Driftwood style we get distracted and talk more about Star Trek Discovery and some of the movies Nemesis and Insurrection Be warned here there be spoilers on Star Trek Picard

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