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We are the FC3 Monkey Business Podcast, the Geek/Nerd Podcast arm of the Mighty Monkey Corporation/Flower City Comic Con.


Lord of the Rings
May 20 • 90 min
Chris, Tanya, Billy, and special guest James Irish, talk about Lord of the Rings and does it stand the test of time?
Comic Strips!
May 13 • 81 min
Chris, Tanya and Billy, with special guest James Irish, discuss comic strips throughout the years!
Let’s Talk Lockdown
Apr 29 • 96 min
We hope everyone is surviving lockdown! Listen in to see if we are!
Bad Movie Sequels
Apr 22 • 80 min
Join Chris, Tanya and Billy as they talk about bad movie sequels.
Doctor Who Series 12 Recap
Apr 15 • 71 min
Chris, Tanya, and Billy are joined by Elizabeth (Lady of Time Cosplay) to talk about the latest season of Doctor Who
Questions!
Apr 8 • 79 min
Dan asks Chris, Tanya and Billy questions! Anything goes! Let’s hear what your answers to the questions would be!
Jason Faunt Joins The Monkey Business Crew!
Apr 1 • 66 min
Future FC3 guest Jason Faunt from Power Rangers Time Force joins the FC3 Monkey Business Crew
We Are Practicing Social Distancing
Mar 25 • 80 min
We are recording together - but apart! Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who are touched upon in this episode!
Twilight Zone Nightmare at 20,000 vs 30,000 feet
Mar 18 • 81 min
Chris, Tanya and Billy discuss how the classic Twilight Zone episode Nightmare at 20,000 feet from 1963 compares to the remake Nightmare at 30,000 feet.
Poetry Slam
Mar 11 • 67 min
The Monkey Business crew talks poetry!
80’s Movies!
Feb 26 • 95 min
Tanya, Billy, Anne and Deanna talk 80’s movies in this week’s episode!
Let’s talk about The Rise of Skywalker
Feb 12 • 78 min
Chris, Tanya, Billy, and special guest Billy Kidd Sit down and talk about the latest Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker!
Welcome to 2020!
Jan 29 • 82 min
Join Chris, Tanya, and Billy as they talk about the new year and what’s going to be happening. Also, we’ll take a few minutes to give everyone a change to get to know them better!
Amazon Prime’s The Boys
Dec 11, 2019 • 60 min
A darker and very much edgier look at the Superhero Genre as Tanya, Billy and C take some time to talk about The Boys, staring Karl Urban, Elizabeth Shue and many others. Also, saying farewell to 2019 as we prepare to take our winter break.
The Muppets take Monkey Business
Dec 4, 2019 • 73 min
Billy, Tanya and Chris are joined by James Irish and Tony B to take some time to discuss music and the amazing imagination of the World of Jim Henson. Next! On … The Mup…. er… Monkey Business!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 29, 2019 • 72 min
C, Billy and Tanya take the time to chat about Thanksgiving, traditions and their favorite turkey day stories.
Know Your Nerds
Nov 20, 2019 • 58 min
Chris, Tanya, Billy and Tony are joined by MMC Blogger James Irish for James’ debut in the studio. Billy has found a few Facebook “get to know you” quizzes he found entertaining and we spend some time getting to know a little more about your favorite…
CHRISTMAS??!! Already!! How early is too early?
Nov 16, 2019 • 64 min
C, Billy, Tanya and Anne take the time to ask the question: How early is too early to start dealing with Christmas. Here’s a hint: It’s too early!
Episode 137 - Science Fiction and the Case of the Flying Car
Nov 6, 2019 • 53 min
Wayne Brown from Rochester Fantasy Fans joins C, Tanya and Billy to have a chat about what makes Sci Fi and what’s the difference between that and, say, Space Opera or Space Fantasy? Gettin’ deep about the cool stuff this week on Monkey Business!
Episode 136 - Happy Halloween!
Oct 30, 2019 • 59 min
Trick or Treat! Well hanging out with us is always a treat, am I right? Right? Yeah? C’mon, work with us.
So yeah, Rochester is haunted…
Oct 23, 2019 • 78 min
Krissi Harding joins C, Tanya and Billy with Tony along for the fun to talk about the legit paranormal activities around our hometown of Rochester, NY. Tune in and hear all that great information about history, local places and the groups that keep an eye…
Clowns to the left me, Jokers to the right… here I am…
Oct 16, 2019 • 80 min
Chris, Tanya and Billy are joined by Tony and Krissi Harding as they talk about the latest dark thriller The Joker.
It’s the most Spooktacular time of the year!
Oct 9, 2019 • 93 min
Tanya, Billy and Anne spend some quality time with Terry Sinopoli of Arlene’s Costumes talking about the coolest trends in Halloween this year!
SEASON FOUR BEGINS!
Oct 2, 2019 • 53 min
Chris is on vacation! Tanya is in control! Let’s talk Cloak & Dagger, The Runaways and more! New music! Same insanity! Come join the fun!
Episode 131 - Season Three Finale & Retrospective
Sep 11, 2019 • 56 min
Tanya, Chris and Billy take a moment to talk about everything they’ve done during the course of Season Three as we say farewell to it and prepare for our upcoming Season Four! Also a 9/11 retrospective and our Question of the Week. Next on… FC3’s MONKEY…
Episode 130 - What to look forward to in Fall TV
Sep 5, 2019 • 91 min
It was meant to be a quick chat about what is coming up in the Fall of 2019… became something much longer! Join C, Tanya, Billy, Rey and Ian as we talk about what the upcoming television season looks like and whether we actually cared or not! Next on…
Episode 129 - The Recombination of Paramount & Viacom… and More!
Aug 28, 2019 • 67 min
Paramount Pictures and Viacom are back together as one company. What does this mean for Star Trek fans? We’ll armchair quarterback a few thoughts and see what you think. Also!! Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime… what does the future of streaming services look…
Episode 128 - Franchises that Failed to Ignite
Aug 26, 2019 • 79 min
Tanya, Billy and Chris talk about the many franchises that never quite got off the ground or made it all the way to the end of their stories. Chronicles of Narnia, Eragon, Divergent, etc. All here, all now. Next on Monkey Business!
Episode 127 - OH LOOK! A PUPPY!
Jul 31, 2019 • 57 min
Superheroes love their sidekicks. And sometimes, those sidekicks come on four legs. Today we’re taking the time to talk about the pets, the companions and the other assorted critters that have graced the pages of our favorite books and were given life in…
Episode 126 - Let’s talk about SDCC!
Jul 24, 2019 • 87 min
Huge weekend at San Diego Comic Con! Hall H was the center of the universe for most it. C, Tanya, Billy and Tony take a few minutes to chat about their thoughts and reactions.
Nerd Rage and the Toxic Culture we live in
Jul 17, 2019 • 75 min
Not liking something is one thing; but the nerd rage has been strong as of late and the toxicity on the rise. What is it about today’s culture that spikes such rage, hate and anxiety and what are some of the things we can do to band together and diffuse…
Are Hollywood box offices running scared?
Jul 10, 2019 • 66 min
C, Billy and Tanya discuss an article they read regarding the decline of the summer box office thus far in 2019. What are some of the factors? Is the article offbase? Or on target? Is Franchise Fatigue a thing? Find out this week on Monkey Business!
The Anti-Hero. What is it about them?
Jul 3, 2019 • 67 min
Wolverine. Deadpool. Archie Bunker… Archie Bunker??? The anti-hero is a character type that has always fascinated us. Pop in and catch up as we talk about some of the greatest, note-worthy anti-heroes in literature, TV and movies.
A Chat with Krystina Arielle
Jun 26, 2019 • 91 min
Chris, Tanya and Billy get to spend a wonderful hour chatting with Cosplayer, Entertainer and Tabletop Gamer Krystina Arielle! Listen in as they talk about women in gaming, gatekeeping, opinions about the education system and being a nerd in today’s…
Our Top 10 Funniest Movies of All Time!
Jun 20, 2019 • 81 min
C, Tanya, Anne and Billy discuss their respective opinions on what they think are the Top 10 funniest cinematic comedies of all time. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Join in!
Episode 120 - Not a Book Club: The Good Place
Jun 12, 2019 • 54 min
Chris is back! And with Tanya, Billy and Anne, the gang takes some time to have a chat about the Kristen Bell/Ted Danson critically acclaimed comedy!
Favorite Comic Book Movies
Jun 5, 2019 • 95 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. was unable to make it but don’t worry! Tanya is at the helm and much fun was had with favorite Comic Book Movies! After that, stick around for our Upcoming Events and Our Question of the Week
Not A Book Club - Legally Blonde
May 29, 2019 • 76 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, Tanya takes control of the show and leads the Monkey Crew in another Not A Book Club. The subject this time is the Legally Blonde. After that, stick around for our Upcoming Events and Our Question of the Week
FC3 Monkey Crew Review ~ Avengers: Endgame
May 22, 2019 • 75 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the Monkey Crew will be talking about the Mega Hit Avengers: Endgame! And this is your warning – Here be SPOILERS! After that, stick around for our Upcoming Events and Our Question of the Week - “What two…
Flower City Comic Con 2019 Wrap up
May 15, 2019 • 63 min
Another Flower City Comic Con is done! Join C. and the Monkey Crew as they discuss the Good, the Bad and the Nerdy! Joining the regular gang is Board Member Anne Leibeck and #1 volunteer Andy Merzke! After that, stick around for New Upcoming Events and…
All Things Flower City Comic Con 2019
Apr 10, 2019 • 69 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the Monkey Crew will be talking about the Flower City Comic Con, what you will see and what you can do. After that, stick around for our Upcoming Events and Our Question of the Week - Who is your Dream Non-Actor…
Games and Kickstarter with Paul LaPorte
Apr 3, 2019 • 58 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, the Monkey Crew welcome Paul LaPorte, board game designer, to talk about his game, Book It! The Pro Wrestling Promoter Card Game and his experience with the crowd funding site, Kickstarter. After that, stick around for…
Gallifrey One with Elizabeth Rice and Paul Breese-Garelick
Mar 28, 2019 • 71 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the Monkey Crew are welcoming Elizabeth Rice and Paul Breese-Garelick to the show to discuss the long running Doctor Who Convention, Galifrey One. After that, stick around for talk of the East Coast Wonder that is…
All Things Burlesque & Nerdy with Evie Delilah
Mar 20, 2019 • 56 min
On this week’s episode of FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the Monkey Crew welcome Evie Delilah, Burlesque promoter and artist, to discuss the history of the art form, the geeky offshoot, Nerdlesque, and the FC3 Launch Show! After that stick around for Flower…
Role Playing Games in Familiar Settings w/Mitch Garrett
Mar 13, 2019 • 68 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the Monkey Crew welcome Mitch Garrett of Twin Cities by Night to discuss his Demon: the Fallen RPG “Fragments” and the unique experience of creating a fictional game set in a the very real setting of Rochester, NY.…
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Mar 6, 2019 • 70 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the Monkey Crew discuss the illustrious Monty Python’s Flying Circus - their genius, their madness, their influence on the comedy world and what they mean to us! After that, stick around for Flower City Comic Con…
The Return of Dan Reamer and the Future of Video Gaming
Feb 27, 2019 • 77 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, Dan Reamer of The Official Gamestitch Podcast returns to chat with the Monkey Crew about the future of Video Gaming! After that we turn to upcoming events and out Question of the Week!
Not-A-Book-Club: Sabrina vs. Sabrina
Feb 20, 2019 • 66 min
On this episode of FC3 Monkey Business’ Not-A-Book-Club, , the gang discusses the Netflix Series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and how it compares with the 1996 ABC show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Is the new show truly chilling? Does the gang recommend…
Worst Superhero Films
Feb 13, 2019 • 78 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the rest of the Monkeys discuss the Worst Superhero Films! Tell us what you think! After that stick around for Upcoming Events and the Question of the Week!
FC3 Monkey Business - Interview with Archmage Derek of the Mage College
Feb 6, 2019 • 62 min
Now that the January Snowmageddon of the Wilds of Western NY are over, We Are Back! This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the Monkey Crew welcome back Derek Nekritz, Lead Designer, Writer and Editor of The Mage College, to talk Dungeons and Dragons,…
2018 Nerd Year in Review
Dec 19, 2018 • 63 min
Hard to believe that 2018 is almost over! This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the gang are looking at the biggest Nerd stories of 2018 before the Winter Hiatus! After that, stick around for Upcoming Events and the Question of the week!
Geeky Court Cases
Dec 12, 2018 • 79 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, meet the real Justice League: the federal courts that, over the past several decades, have issued rulings that decided the fates of superheroes, robots, zombies, mutants and entire galaxies. After that, stick around for…
Gifts for Geeks
Dec 5, 2018 • 62 min
Hard to believe that it is almost Christmas! How many times have you been asked this season “What do you want for Christmas?” and how many times has your mind gone completely blank? Well, we at FC3 Monkey Business are here to help! We will be sharing some…
Tribbles, Tribbles, Everywhere!
Nov 28, 2018 • 81 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the gang compare and contrast the Classic Star Trek Original Series episode - “The Trouble with Tribbles” episode with the Star Trek Deep Space 9 30th Anniversary Episode “Trials and Tribble-ations”. After that,…
Not A Book Club: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Nov 21, 2018 • 79 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the rest of the Monkey Crew are joined by our own “guestperts” Laura Court and Anne Leibeck, talking about one of their favorite topics - Buffy the Vampire Slayer! After that, stick around for upcoming events and…
The 13th Doctor - Jodie Whittaker
Nov 14, 2018 • 80 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the Monkey Business Crew give their take on Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor and her Companions! (Spoilers - we are loving them!) After that, stick around for upcoming events and our Question of the Week!
Favorite Halloween Movies, Specials and Episodes
Oct 31, 2018 • 60 min
Ghosts, Ghouls and other things that go bump in the night - On this week’s episode, C. and the Monkey Crew share their favorite Halloween Movies, Specials and TV Episodes. We are please to welcome back horror movie “Guestpert”, Angela Spetts! What is your…
Horror Movies with Angela Spetts
Oct 25, 2018 • 74 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the gang continue our tribute to the Halloween season by talking about Horror Movies with friend and “Guestpert”, Angela Spetts. She helps us navigate the genre and gives us some recommendations of fun thriller and…
Classic Movie Monsters Part 3: The Wolf Man
Oct 17, 2018 • 51 min
This week, the FC3 Monkey Crew continue our Halloween month with the last of our looks at the Big Three of Cinematic Monsters: The Wolf Man! After that, stick around for our upcoming events and our Question of the Week!
Classic Movie Monsters Part 2: Frankenstein’s Monster
Oct 10, 2018 • 56 min
This week, the FC3 Monkey Crew continue our Halloween month with a look at another one of the Big Three of Cinematic Monsters: Frankenstein’s Monster! After that, stick around for our upcoming events and our Question of the Week! The first Frankenstein…
Classic Movie Monsters:
Oct 3, 2018 • 55 min
This week, the FC3 Monkey Crew are beginning our Halloween month with a look at one of the Big Three of Cinematic Monsters: Dracula! After that, stick around for our upcoming events and our Question of the Week! Mighty Monkey Nightmare Manor Night…
Not A Book Club: Supernatural
Sep 26, 2018 • 74 min
On this installment of Not A Book Club, The FC3 Monkey Business Crew discuss the first episode of the tv phenomenon, Supernatural, while getting side tracked into the rest of the series! After that, stick around for Upcoming events and the Question of the…
Strong Heroines and World Building with Tamora Pierce
Sep 19, 2018 • 60 min
Tamora Pierce is a prolific author of fantasy books, most of which feature young women as protagonists and many of which are set in her fictional land of Tortall. Since the early eighties, she has been writing fun, sweeping inclusive Young Adult fantasy…
Musicals
Aug 29, 2018 • 57 min
From Gilbert and Sullivan to Hamilton, from The Jazz Singer to Rent, musicals have always had their own following. Musical Geeks are like any other group, passionate about what they love and always willing to talk about that passion. And like almost every…
FC3 Nerd World News
Aug 22, 2018 • 49 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the other Monkeys will be talking Weird Al Yankovic, Girls Make Games, Dungeon and Dragons Creator Intellectual Property and the upcoming DC Universe streaming service! After that, stick around for our Upcoming…
Let’s Get Looney!
Aug 15, 2018 • 78 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the rest of the Monkeys are joined by Archmage Derek of The Mage College as they discuss the classic comic short films, Looney Tunes! Afterward, stick around to see what is making the gang’s geeky little hearts…
Power Rangers Chat with Rey
Aug 1, 2018 • 58 min
Did you know we have a Power Rangers expert on the team? Join C. and the rest of the gaggle of monkeys while we talk with our very own Rey Reyes of The Legacy podcast about his favorite topic! After that, stick around for the Question of the Week - What’s…
San Diego Comic Con
Jul 25, 2018 • 73 min
On this Week’s FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the gang are joined by Aaron Sawicki to discuss the phenomenon that is San Diego Comic Con!
Not A Book Club - Raiders of the Lost Ark
Jul 18, 2018 • 95 min
This week on the FC3 Monkey Business Podcast, C. and the gang are talking about the 1981 blockbuster, Raiders of the Lost Ark! After that, stick around for our Every Day Hero Shout-Out to Lorie Finger and Our Question of the Week - What series finale…
Dungeons and Dragons in the Classroom
Jul 11, 2018 • 71 min
This week on the FC3 Monkey Business Podcast, C. and the gang are talking Dungeons and Dragons in the Schools with Ethan Schoonover, Technical Director and Official Dungeon Master at the Lake Washington Girls Middle School in Seattle. After that, stick…
Video Games and E3 with Dan from Gamestitch Podcast
Jul 4, 2018 • 82 min
Join C. and the rest of the Monkey Business crew as they welcome Dan Reamer from the Official Gamestitch Podcast as they talk Video Games and E3! Check out his show at www.gamestitch.com
Flower City Comic Con 2018 Wrap Up
Jun 27, 2018 • 62 min
Welcome to Season 3 of FC3 Monkey Business! Please listen to our wrap up of the 2018 Flower City Comic Con! Guests, Panels and Shenanigans galore! What are your convention experiences like?
Flower City Comic Con 2018 Panels
Jun 6, 2018 • 59 min
This week on the podcast, C. and the rest of the Monkey Crew once again discuss the FC3 in FC3 Monkey Business - Flower City Comic Con! With only 3 days until the Con, we talk about our Panels, Entertainment and Guest Artist that you will see at the show!…
Flower City Comic Con 2018 Guests
May 30, 2018 • 58 min
This week on the podcast, C. and the rest of the Monkey Crew discuss the FC3 in FC3 Monkey Business - Flower City Comic Con! With only 10 days until the Con, we talk about our Media Guests that you will meet at the show! We tell you where you can get…
Tarot with Jen Beaven
May 23, 2018 • 85 min
The Empress. The Fool. The Hanged Man. The Chariot. Judgement. From Italian playing cards to their use of use as a divination tool, Tarot has been fascinating people for centuries. This week, the Monkey Business Crew will be doing something a little…
Avengers Infinity War Review *SPOILERS*
May 16, 2018 • 57 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the rest of the Monkeys discuss Avengers Infinity War! If you have not seen the movie - GO! NOW! Then come back and listen to the show, because we SPOIL EVERYTHING! Let us know what you thought about the movie! And…
Not A Book Club: The Mummy (1999)
May 2, 2018 • 73 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, we will be talking with about the 1999 film The Mummy with Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and upcoming FC3 guest, Erick Avari. After that, stick around for our Upcoming Events, and Our Question of the Week - Who are the…
International Table Top Day with Professor Scott Nicholson
Apr 25, 2018 • 80 min
International Tabletop Day, is a worldwide celebration of tabletop gaming for all members of our incredible community. In its seventh year, the day-long event is filled with gaming events, charity fundraising, and collaborative online entertainment. Join…
Christopher Moore - Author Interview
Apr 18, 2018 • 70 min
Guys. Dames. San Francisco in 1947. A deadly African snake. An Air-force general from Roswell, New Mexico. What could go wrong? This week we be talking with International Best Selling Author, Christopher Moore about his new book, Noir. After that, stick…
Nerd World News
Apr 11, 2018 • 94 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the other Monkeys will be talking Nerd News – the upcoming Infinity Wars, Remakes, Reboots and Adaptations, Star trek, Comics and more! After that, stick around for our Everyday Heroes Shout Out and Our Question of…
Not A Book Club - Dogma
Apr 4, 2018 • 74 min
On this week’s installment of the FC3 Monkey Business “Not A Book Club”, C. and the gang will be talking about Kevin Smith’s 1999 film, Dogma After that, stick around for our Everyday Heroes Shout Out and Our Question of the Week!
Jeremy Crawford Interview
Mar 28, 2018 • 92 min
Wizards and Fighters and Thieves! Oh, my! This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the gang talk to Lead Designer and Managing Editor of the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons, Jeremy Crawford. After that, stick around for our Upcoming Events, Everyday…
Marvel Reboot and More!
Mar 21, 2018 • 71 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, the gang will be covering a variety of topics. The Marvel Comics Reboot, The 12th Annual Golden Geek Awards and more. After that, stick around for our Everyday Heroes Shout Outs and Our Question of the Week!
Black Panther and more!
Mar 15, 2018 • 94 min
On this week’s FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the gang discuss the phenomenon that is Black Panther! We also discuss the new Mighty Monkey TV Twitch channel, Shout out to Everyday Hero, Adam Driscoll and our Question of the Week!
Voltron Discussion
Mar 7, 2018 • 53 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, our very own Becca May leads us through twists, turns and fan theories in anticipation of Voltron, Season 5! Then stick around for an Everyday Heroes Shout Out to Rochester Firefighters Local 1071 and find out what is…
Talk with John Kovalic and More!
Feb 28, 2018 • 71 min
This week on FC3 Monkey Business, C. and the gang talk to John Kovalic, cartoonist, illustrator and writer, best known for his work on the webcomic, Dork Tower, and his work on games such as Munchkin, Chez Geek and Apples to Apples. After that, stick…
Filk, Part 2
Feb 21, 2018 • 39 min
In a continuation of last week’s FC3 Monkey Business, C and the rest of the pod-casting gang are listening to more FILK! Join us while we get our groove on with this most geeky of music types. All music used with written permission from the artists! If…
Filk, Part 1
Feb 14, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode of FC3 Monkey Business, C and the rest of the pod-casting gang are introduced to one of Cherie’s favorite musical genres - FILK! Join and us while we get our groove on with this most geeky of music types. All music used with written…
Jim C. Hines Interview
Feb 7, 2018 • 49 min
Please join C. and the Monkey business crew as they spend some time with Jim C. Hines, Hugo Award winning author, blogger, activist and amateur model! www.jimchines.com/
Geeky Would You Rather
Jan 31, 2018 • 64 min
Producers Cherie and Christopher delve into the geeky little hearts of the Monkey Business Podcast Crew by making them decide between good choices, bad choices and impossible choices! Play along and let us know what you would choose!
Interview with Kristen Gudsnuk
Jan 24, 2018 • 45 min
Join C. and the Monkey Business crew as they interview comic creator Kristen Gudsnuk, a self-taught artist with a flair for humor. Kristen is the creator of Henchgirl, an online comic turned series published by Scout Comics, turned graphic novel published…
Interview: Jennifer K. Stuller
Jan 17, 2018 • 53 min
C. and the FC3 Monkey Business crew welcome writer, media critic, and feminist pop culture historian, Jennifer K. Stuller. http://ink-stainedamazon.com/…
FC3 Monkey Business Review - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jan 10, 2018 • 62 min
Long time ago (last Sunday) in a Galaxy Far Far Away (Rochester, NY) Chris, Tanya, Billy and Cherie talked about Star Wars: The Last Jedi! First reactions, some more in depth conversation and a lot of fan-girling, even from the guys! Warning: Here there…
Not A Book Club -The_Princess_Bride_
Jan 3, 2018 • 66 min
“Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya! You killed my father! Prepare to die!” C, Tanya, Billy and the rest of the FC3 Monkey Business 3 Ring Circus discuss the perfection that is the 1987 film classic, The Princess Bride!
A Very FC3 Christmas
Dec 20, 2017 • 60 min
From Die Hard to Rankin and Bass, from Leverage to Danny Phantom, Chris, Tanya, Billy and the FC3 Monkey Business crew discuss their favorite Holiday Episodes and Specials
The Hillywood Show
Dec 13, 2017 • 43 min
C. and the Gang welcome Hannah and Hilly Hindi of The Hillywood Show, sister comedy duo and YouTube sensation! Join us as we talk to them about where they got there start and where they are going from here! The Hillywood Show: www.thehillywoodshow.com The…
Steampunk With Eric Brewer
Dec 6, 2017 • 51 min
Join C. and the gang as they welcome Eric Brewer of Rochester Steampunks into the studio to discuss all things Steampunk!
Chris Pallace Interview
Nov 29, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode of FC3 Monkey Business, Chris and the gang interviews Chris Pallace, artist, game designer, writer and maker of whimsical fairy doors. Chris Pallace Productions: graphic design, logos, character design, illustration and 3 dimensional…
The “Best” Wrestling Podcast Ever
Nov 22, 2017 • 46 min
C and the gang are joined in studio by Pat Best, teacher and local wrestler. Listen along as Pat talks to us about the local scene and learn why Ian may never know what exactly happened during World War II.
6 Degrees of Mark Sheppard
Nov 15, 2017 • 46 min
Mark Sheppard is an actor, director, producer and favorite geeky “Hey! It’s that guy!” Join C. and the gang as they discuss his work and play the latest game craze, 6 Degrees of Mark Sheppard!
Kevin Volo Interview
Nov 8, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode of FC3 Monkey Business, the gang interviews Kevin Volo, Comic book colorist/grader/creator, Podcast host and 3D Printed Props maker, while C. fulfills his life long dream of learning what exactly an Instructional Technologist is! Kevin’s…
Not a Book Club… The X-Files
Nov 1, 2017 • 49 min
C and the gang take some time to discuss the X-Files season three episode “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space”. Some loved it, some didn’t. Find out who’s who this week on Monkey Business!
Mark Oshiro
Oct 25, 2017 • 67 min
What if you could re-live the experience of reading a book or watching a show for the first time? Mark Oshiro provides just such a thing on his sites, Mark Reads and Mark Watches, where he chronicles his unspoiled journey through various television and…
Raising Nerdy Kids
Oct 18, 2017 • 37 min
C and the gang have a chat about raising kids in their own nerdy footsteps and what it’s like to either have been raises nerdy or coming to it on their own.
Groundhog Day
Oct 11, 2017 • 37 min
C and the gang reflects a little on the idea behind Bill Murray’s inspired movie Groundhog Day. What day would you live over if you could? Next… on Monkey Business!
Arlene’s Costumes Interview
Oct 4, 2017 • 49 min
C and the gang conduct their first full-on interview with Terry Sinopoli of Arlene’s Costumes, a Rochester icon!
Recasting
Sep 27, 2017 • 58 min
C, Tanya and Billy lead the Monkey Business crew on a discussion of a few comic book characters who deserve movies of their own; and some of their thoughts on how they’d recast already-made movies to try and improve them. This week on Monkey Business!
Not a Book Club – Episode 4
Sep 20, 2017 • 58 min
C and the gang take on SyFy channel’s popular Warehouse 13 … and a wide variety of other topics. Today! On Monkey Business!
Summer Movies
Sep 13, 2017 • 49 min
Have you seen them all? What have you thought? We’re going to give you our $.02 on how the summer silver screen has looked this year. Next on Monkey Business!
Poetry Slam
Sep 6, 2017 • 57 min
Poetry? Do nerds do poetry? You’d be surprised what’s out there! Join the Monkey Business crew as they delve into a sometimes maligned, sometimes misunderstood literary art form and share some of the prose they’ve discovered in prep for this very…
Not a Book Club
Aug 30, 2017 • 38 min
C, Tanya and Billy take the Monkey Business crew into another meeting of the Mighty Monkey Not-a-Book Club! This time it’s the Timothy Hutton series, Leverage. The season three episode “The Roshomon Job.” Join us for a really fun chat about this…
SDCC Side Quest
Aug 23, 2017 • 44 min
Recently it was the annual San Diego Comic Con, the premier benchmark of the Comic Con culture. Hang out with C, Tanya, Billy and the gang as they take the time to chat about SDCC itself and some of the big entertainment news that came out from the show.
Not a Book Club, Vol 2 – Heathers
Aug 16, 2017 • 46 min
One of the cult classic dark comedies of the 1980’s. Heathers, staring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and an up-and-coming Shannen Doherty, takes a surreal look at High School life… and death.
Reaction
Aug 9, 2017 • 46 min
The 13th Doctor has been named and it’s a history-making casting choice! Take some time with C, Tanya, Billy and the Monkey Business crew while they discuss their thoughts on this momentous occasion and some free-wheeling armchair quarterbacking! This…
Not A Book Club
Aug 2, 2017 • 49 min
Billy, C and Tanya take the Monkey Business gang into the philosophical commentary of the show Black Mirror episode “White Bear” in the premier edition of the Monkey Business Book Club series. Follow along as we talk about this story full of twists and…
What is Rewatchable (or not!)
Jul 26, 2017 • 55 min
Tanya takes the Monkey Business game into a vibrant chat about television series they’ve watched over the years and which ones stand up to the test of time… and some that really don’t.
DCU Ramblings
Jul 12, 2017 • 64 min
C and the gang take some time to wander along through the DCU and related television shows… as well as a potpourri of other topics!
Top 10 Revisted
Jul 5, 2017 • 62 min
Chris’ long time friend, Cheri, calls in to take him to task on his previously aired Top 10 Sci Fi movies list. A great debate ensues as she methodically takes on C’s take on the genre.
Growing Up Nerdy
Jun 28, 2017 • 37 min
Billy found a list of 27 things that all people who grew up nerdy may have in common. Listen in as we go through the list and talk about our own experiences this week on Monkey Business!
Interviews
Jun 21, 2017 • 63 min
C spends a little time talking about the future of Monkey Business evolving over time and the possibility of having guests from the local community. To that end, C, Tanya and Billy spends a little time honing their interviewing skills on each other. Get…
Wonder Woman and Summer Movies
Jun 14, 2017 • 31 min
C and the gang has a quick chat about the new Wonder Woman movie and a look forward of what’s to come in the Summer of ’17!
FC3 2017 Post Game
Jun 7, 2017 • 68 min
Chris and a large chunk of the gang sit down and have a talk about their experiences with the Flower City Comic Con 2017 show. What we thought of it, what we want to do again and what we’d like to do better. The gang also talks a little bit about some of…
D&D: Welcome to the world Eegah!
May 31, 2017 • 42 min
Tanya and Chris introduce Billy to the expansive worlds of Dungeons and Dragons. Listen in while Billy creates his first even Player Character and begins crafting the personality that will become Eegah the Dwarf.
Guilty Pleasures
May 24, 2017 • 29 min
We all have them. That something silly or not as high quality that’s been panned by critics, or questioned by viewers. The things we like when we’re probably not supposed to. What’s yours?
Why We Do This
May 17, 2017 • 24 min
Chris, Billy and Tanya talk about the reasons why Flower City Comic Con exists in the first place. What’s their motivation? The drive? Why are they going all in on the newest pop culture event in Rochester, NY.
Side Questing and Digressions
May 10, 2017 • 49 min
It’s that kind of a day. You’re not really sure where you’re going; but you’re going to have fun getting there. Join us for the next Monkey Business!
Superheroes
May 3, 2017 • 44 min
The gang takes the time to have a lively chat about their favorite superheroes and which ones have been well portrayed and others who haven’t. The future of comic book movies and what should you the viewer expect over the next few years! Now… on Monkey…
Tabletop Talk!
Apr 26, 2017 • 27 min
Back when we first started recording podcasts we started talking about Tabletop games. This is a continuation of that discussion. Better late than never!
Video Gaming
Apr 19, 2017 • 50 min
Are you an Xbox or Playstation fan? Or does the keyboard/mouse of a PC appeal to you more? Sybil’s in the studio with Tanya, Chris, Billy and Intern Tony sharing their thoughts on this weighty topic.
Which Fandom?…
Apr 12, 2017 • 19 min
Instead of the usual armchair quarterbacking as of late, the gang kicks back and has a little fun talking about which fandoms they’d love to spend their lifetime hanging out in. Do you share their opinions? Have an idea of your own? See what we had to say…
Local Wrestling with Special Guest Colin Delaney
Apr 5, 2017 • 27 min
We’ve often talked about how our home town of Rochester, New York has it’s fingers in so many different things across the country and around the world. When you talk about professional wrestling, you don’t think Rochester would pop up on that list; but…
Nerd Commandments
Mar 29, 2017 • 41 min
The gang found the 20 Nerd Commandments as compiled by the internet blog Topless Robot. Join us for a read through and discussion of the various “rules of the road.” Do you follow the Commandments? Are you a good nerd? Find out!
New Doctor Who
Mar 22, 2017 • 37 min
It’s the beginning of the end of the era of the 12th Doctor. Join us as we discuss our thoughts about Peter Capaldi’s reign as everyone’s favorite Time Lord and take the time to discuss who we think should be the next in line!
FC3 Guest List
Mar 15, 2017 • 66 min
Chris, Tanya and the gang go into greater detail about who you’ll be getting a chance to meet at the 2017 Flower City Comic Con! Well… they try to get into greater detail when they’re not wandering off on another tangent…
FC3 2017!
Mar 8, 2017 • 37 min
As May 20th looms closer on the horizon, Chris and the gang spend some time discussing what you can expect at Flower City Comic Con 2017. I don’t know about you, but there was a lot of items on the list of things to talk about!
Geek Out Moments
Mar 1, 2017 • 58 min
Quite a few of us have had them over the years. Those moments where you meet a celebrity or someone you’ve admired from afar and get all weak in the knees, shaky in the hands and not sure how to handle yourself. Those fangirl/fanboy moments when they…
DC Movie Universe
Feb 22, 2017 • 62 min
Chris and the gang have hinted at it, skirted around it and thrown verbal elbows at it in the past; but the time has come for the Monkey Business Crew to take a shot at talking about their thoughts on the current state of the DC Movie Universe and the…
Wrestling
Feb 15, 2017 • 46 min
It’s been described as “Sudden, violent comedy.” It’s a phenomenon that’s been around for decades, continues to flourish and has found a place at most comic book conventions. Hear what the gang thinks about the wide world of sports entertainment as we…
FC3 Chris’ Top Sci-Fi
Feb 1, 2017 • 45 min
Wayne tasks Chris to list his favorite Sci Fi movies of all time. Here’s where we hear what he came up with and what the rest of the crew thought of his picks.
FC3 Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jan 25, 2017 • 69 min
Chris takes the Monkey Business crew on a discussion of the current state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A blow by blow of the Avengers Initiative and a quick peek of what could be things to come.
Carrie Fisher/Geeks vs Nerds
Jan 18, 2017 • 38 min
With the Sci Fi world (and the world in general) still reeling from the passing of the legendary Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, the nerds world takes a step back and wonders “what’s next for Star Wars?” We take a moment discuss this loss…
Doctor Who
Jan 11, 2017 • 38 min
Celebrating 50+ years of adventures across everything that ever was and everything that ever will be. Come join us as we have a foundational discussion of the BBC Classic, Doctor Who. Everyone’s favorite Time Lord and all thirteen of his current faces.
Babylon 5
Jan 4, 2017 • 30 min
One of the truly ground breaking science fiction series of the 1990’s. A novel written for television! Politics, social commentary, a vivid look at humanity and aliens in the far future. No one had ever seen anything like it. Join us for a great talk…
Cosplay!
Dec 21, 2016 • 32 min
A discussion of the ever-growing and vibrant community here in Rochester surrounding the creation and assembly of elaborate costumes. A true display of creativity and imagination!
Star Wars! Part 2
Dec 14, 2016 • 33 min
Because you can never get enough Star Wars talk - we talk more about what’s happening in the Star Wars universe, including Rogue One!
Star Wars! Part 1
Dec 7, 2016 • 30 min
Let’s talk Star Wars. Rumor is there’s a new movie coming out soon…
Comic Book Talk! Marvel VS DC Comics
Nov 30, 2016 • 36 min
Let’s talk Comic Books! Do you prefer Marvel or DC?
Monkey Business - Let’s Science Fiction and Fantasy in TV Today
Nov 23, 2016 • 36 min
Join us as we discuss a variety of science fiction and fantasy tv shows.
Monkey Business - Let’s Talk Firefly!
Nov 16, 2016 • 32 min
Let’s talk about Firefly!
Monkey Business - Lord of the Rings
Nov 9, 2016 • 34 min
We discuss The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings during this time. The history of it and it’s influence on today’s geek/pop culture.
Monkey Business - Star Trek!
Nov 2, 2016 • 33 min
Let’s talk Star Trek! There is so much to talk about here that we can only barely scratch the surface, but you have to start somewhere right?
Monkey Business - Tabletop Discussion
Oct 26, 2016 • 31 min
We talk about what Tabletop means, as well as different games that are out there (Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, and many others).
Monkey Business-What Can You Expect?
Oct 19, 2016 • 32 min
We talk about the kinds of things you can expect at the next Flower City Comic Con.
Welcome to Monkey Business!
Oct 12, 2016 • 29 min
Welcome to the new Monkey Business podcast, where we talk about everything Flower City Comic Con related, as well as talk about all of the different genres represented at FC3!