Geeks & Marriage Podcast

Geeks & Marriage Podcast

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From lifestyle and marriage to film and TV, it’s Geeks & Marriage hosted by your favourite geeks!


We’re Moving to Glasgow!
May 19 • 25 min
Yes you heard it here first folks, Geeks & Marriage are moving up to the great north! In this episode we talk about why, how we made the decision and how we’re going to catalog our new and wonderful adventure for all of you folks at home to enjoy!
Ship or sink? - Jake Peralta & Amy Santiago (B99)
Mar 10 • 48 min
Today Alex & Maggie take on one of the most adorable couples on TV right now, Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It’s a classic situation of opposites attract, but it’s much more developed than that, and we talk about it in almost…
Ship or sink? - Ed Mercer & Kelly Grayson (The Orville)
Feb 24 • 21 min
Today Alex & Maggie take on the commanding officers of The Orville, Captain Ed Mercer and Commander Kelly Grayson! These two were married, divorced and now command a science ship together in the middle of space. Nothing Alex and Maggie can’t handle!…
A chat with our personal trainer!
Feb 4 • 43 min
Today we have a nice talk with our personal trainer about health and living and all things for making your lifestyle just a little easier! // She’s also super funny and sweet and an amazing personal trainer. We even convinced her to start her own podcast…
Let’s Talk About Film Trailers of 2019
Jan 27 • 37 min
Okay so this episode…is a weird one. See the list below for why! 1. The audio is super weird, we’re quieter than usual, there’s a bit of an echo and there’s some white background noise for some reason. None of this showed up in the test recordings. 2. We…
Anita Kirkbride talks social media and romance!
Jan 20 • 34 min
On today’s episode we chat to social media expert Anita Kirkbride about the nature of love, the impact of social media on romance and overall marriage. Check out Anita’s details below, including her business podcast and social media expertise website.…
Stephen Kent talks Star Wars Romance!
Jan 13 • 38 min
In this episode, we chat with Stephen Kent of the Beltway Banthas podcast about the nature of love and the expectations of love in the Star Wars universe, especially moving from episode 6 to episode 7. Check out Stephen’s details below and don’t forget to…
An Interview with Andrew Davis (PopAnimeComics)
Jan 6 • 59 min
Starting 2019 off with a bang, today we have an awesome interview with Andrew Davis who runs the PopAnimeComics podcast and website, which is your one-stop-shop for pop culture, anime, comic and wrestling news and updates! It was a lot of fun having him…
Our Plans for 2019!
Dec 30, 2018 • 23 min
So, not surprisingly, we’re taking a look back at our first proper year of podcasting and discussing what we can improve on, our best moments as well as some massive plans for 2019! Hope you all had a fantastic holiday break and are looking forward to a…
Second Day of Podmas!
Dec 15, 2018 • 16 min
…a rant about their old alma mater, Sunderland Uni! Second day of podmas is here and just for you we…basically rant and bitch about our university and general policies regarding graduation in the UK, but especially ours! Alex didn’t bother attending his…
First Day of Podmas!
Dec 14, 2018 • 15 min
…a summary of their trip to Glasgow! First day of Podmas has arrived and with it, a quick review of our trip up north to see a philharmonic orchestra perform the music of Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope with the film playing in the background. It. Was.…
Let’s Talk About the Harry Potter Studio Tour
Nov 25, 2018 • 32 min
We took a trip down to London last weekend to visit the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour and we’ll talk you through what we found. Maggie loves Harry Potter and loved the tour, she cried at a special moment in the tour but we won’t tell you what it is…
Let’s Talk About Doctor Who Season 11
Nov 11, 2018 • 38 min
In today’s episode, we talk about their thoughts on Doctor Who Season 11 so far. Some of the episodes up to now have been better, some have been worse. Some have been subtle and others have been a brick over the head with their political messages. We also…
Let’s Talk About Loving Xmas
Oct 28, 2018 • 32 min
Prepare for some sultry tones and heinous coughing because Alex is super ill in this episode where we talk about loving xmas. It’s related to last year’s episode we did for xmas, so be sure to check that out when you get a chance. Let us know in the…
Let’s Play Would You Rather pt 2
Oct 22, 2018 • 34 min
So today we’ve got another round of Would You Rather, bringing more nerd and geek choices your way. We agree on a couple and typically disagree on a few more, but it’s all there just waiting for you to listen! The questions:- Serve under Mal or Raynor?…
Let’s Talk About Jack Ryan & The Mandalorian
Oct 14, 2018 • 35 min
In today’s somewhat belated episode we discuss the upcoming TV epicnessness that is The Mandalorian, written and produced by our favourite director Jon Favreau as well as individual directors working on singular episodes as well as our impressions of Tom…
Episode 68 - Stage-9, Fantastic Beasts & New Trailers
Sep 30, 2018 • 35 min
So today we go over the ‘scandal’ involving the Stage-9 fan-made, not for profit project that is being shut down by CBS as well as their possible intentions to create their own version of the project along side Ubisoft, the ‘outrage’ that currently…
Episode 67 - 13th Doctor, Marvel Streaming & Captain Marvel
Sep 24, 2018 • 33 min
Today we take a quick look at the newest trailer for the 13th Doctor, talk about the rumours covering the potential of various Marvel characters having their own TV set on Disney’s new streaming service and the latest full trailer for Captain Marvel. As…
Episode 66 - Rebranding, Best Episodes and more!
Sep 17, 2018 • 31 min
Hey nerds, this episode covers our rebrand, as well as glossing over some of your favourite episodes so far, a Netflix recommendation and a brand-spanking-new theme tune! Also, this is episode 66 so go kill some Jedi. Also it’s seasn 6 episode 66 so go…
Let’s Play Would You Rather Part 1
Sep 10, 2018 • 38 min
We’d be genuinely surprised to hear that you hadn’t played some form of this game at some point in your life, but today we play a game of nerdy Would You Rather. 4 questions that we tackle, each giving our own opinion and expanding on the answers. If you…
Let’s Talk About Netflix Planned Releases
Sep 3, 2018 • 34 min
So today we talk about a list made by ScreenRant as to 29 of Netflix’s planned releases for TV shows, documentaries and films. While the list is available online (link below) we give youy our honest opinions and reactions as we always do. We’re also…
Let’s Talk About Video Game Reboots
Aug 28, 2018 • 37 min
So today we discuss the age of film reboo-no, wait, sorry, video game reboots! Surprisingly it’s not all bad as we tend to find video game reboots can mess up a lot less than film or TV shows can. We give you our regular opinions as well as some insight…
Let’s Play Accentuate!
Aug 21, 2018 • 36 min
So today we make you all cringe and cry (a few tears of joy, but mostly pain) as we play Accentuate, the accent and quote-guessing party game! Listen in as we butcher a handful of accents each and fail to guess almost any of them. Please don’t judge us.…
Let’s Talk About The Orville & Star Trek 2
Aug 5, 2018 • 32 min
So today we discuss the release announcement and trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville Season 2 as well as the surprise announcement of Jean-Luc Picard’s return to our Star Trek lives! Maggie is super excited about that last one but Alex is a tad on…
Let’s Play Try Not to Laugh at Dad Jokes
Jul 25, 2018 • 25 min
So today we sell our very soulds and play a ‘Try not to laugh challenge’ with some of the worst dad and general jokes you have ever heard. Prepare for twenty minutes of bad jokes and awkward silence as we try, and succeed, not to laugh. Seriously, they’re…
Let’s Talk About Comic Con 2018 Trailers
Jul 22, 2018 • 36 min
So it’s Comic Con season, and you know what that means, new trailers! We take a handful of them and take them apart, piece by terrible piece. We take a stab at DC, Star Wars, Netflix, YouTube and have a stab at streaming services in general. Enjoy our…
Let’s Play True or False
Jul 18, 2018 • 31 min
So today we’re taking a stab at another card game, it’s a true or false game. You won’t need a RUF for this episode (or so we say) because it’s filled with useless facts. Trying out a new format so let us know what you think and throw some suggestions for…
Let’s Play The Perfect Match
Jul 15, 2018 • 28 min
So today we apologise profusely for the lack of recent episodes and also take the chance to introduce you to a new format for the show! Every other episode will be us playing a game together, how fun for you! Today we play a couple-y game called The…
Let’s Talk About Pathfinder
Jul 4, 2018 • 30 min
Hey all, promised you a new episode and here it is! Today we take you through the start of our new Pathfinder campaign, introduce you to the characters and give you a brief overview of the story so far. It’s…limited to say the least. Next session is…
An Interview with Cam Adair
Jun 24, 2018 • 68 min
Another interview coming at you today, we were lucky enough to have a discussion with the founder of gamequitters.com, Cam Adair. Having gone through the trials and tribulations of overcoming gaming addiction himself, he founded the world’s largest…
Let’s Talk About Gaming Disorder
Jun 20, 2018 • 35 min
So today we take a stab at a bit of a hot topic, WHO’s latest addition to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), Gaming Disorder. A bit of a controversial decision, this has divided the common and psychological communities, with both sides…
An Interview with Kevin Gootee
Jun 17, 2018 • 57 min
Another interview coming at you this fine weekend, today we talk to comedian, voice actor and writer of Comics Watching Comics on Amazon Prime Video, Kevin Gootee! We talk about his show and discuss many things geek and nerd related, most of which we…
Let’s Talk About E3 2018
Jun 14, 2018 • 28 min
So today we give you an overview of some of the games and updates that came out of E3 2018. The list goes from stuff we knew about like The Last of Us Part 2 and Fallout 76 to Kingdom Hearts 3 and Elder Scrolls 6. Tell us what your favourite announcement…
Lets Talk About Sequels (Road Trip Special)
Jun 6, 2018 • 27 min
So today is a road trip special! Which basically means we didn’t record an episode in advance of our absence so we had to record one on the road… In this episode we discuss the new Batman trilogy, Topgun Maverick, Spawn and a possible Blade reboot! Check…
Let’s Talk About Fallout 76 and Pokemon: Let’s Go!
May 31, 2018 • 29 min
So today we bring you a brief insight into two new game announcements, Bethesda’s Fallout 76 and Pokemon: Let’s Go! Details are limited right now, but we imagine more will be released at E3 next month. Speculations on Fallout 76 include an online survival…
Let’s Talk About Deadpool 2 (Spoiler-free and spoilerfull)
May 23, 2018 • 40 min
So today we talk about the film that knocked Avengers: Infinity War off the top spot, Deadpool 2. Spoiler alert - It was frickin’ awesome. We’ve taken the liberty of seperating this episode into two parts, the first part is completely spoiler free and the…
Let’s Talk about Brooklyn Nine Nine and other stuff
May 20, 2018 • 30 min
So today we discuss the bounceback of B99 thanks to all of the fans, taking up arms as Social Justice Warriors and expressing their mild discontenetment over the interwebs. It’s coming back for another season thanks to NBC so we’ll see if they give it a…
Let’s Talk About Mental Health Awareness Week
May 16, 2018 • 45 min
So today we talk about Mental Health Awareness Week, what it means to us, and what you can do if you’re suffering or if you just want to show your support. Mental Health issues affect more of us than we all realise, it’s important that we begin to abolish…
Let’s Talk About Live Action Disney
May 13, 2018 • 32 min
So this episode we take a look at the live action Disney remakes, old and new, and give you our opinions on each. We try to remain balanced but it’s difficult when you hear the list we take you through… Check out our last episode on the website where we…
Let’s Talk About Avengers: Infinity War (Spoilerfull)
May 9, 2018 • 32 min
So, part two of our look on Avengers: Infinity War will be a discussion absolutely rife with spoilers, guesses, theories and general griping. Be sure to listen in! Check out our last episode on the website where we give a spoiler-free review of Infinity…
Let’s Talk About Avengers: Infinity War (No Spoilers)
May 6, 2018 • 26 min
Yes, that’s right delightful listeners, we finally got around to watching the latest instalement from the MCU, Avengers: Infinity War! In this episode we give you a completely spoiler-free review and include our thoughts and feelings on the film as a…
An Interview with B.J. Mendelson
Apr 22, 2018 • 70 min
An exciting episode for you today (we know, they’re all exciting, but seriously) we did our first guest interview with none other than author, activist and general nerd, Mr B.J. Mendelson. The Author of Social Media is Bullshit and Privacy: And How to Get…
Lost in Space and The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
Apr 15, 2018 • 35 min
Now I know what you’re thinking, that sounds like one hell of a crossover but we actually discuss our first impressions of both in this episode! First up is our thoughts after watching the first episode of Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot, how they’ve…
Sorry for the absence!
Apr 8, 2018 • 22 min
So, as you can probably already tell, in this episode we cover our recent absence as well as our most recent thoughts on developing the channel. We appreciate everyone who listens to our show more than we could ever say, so if you could get in touch and…
Let’s Talk About the Warcraft III update
Mar 25, 2018 • 28 min
So today we talk about the surprise multiplayer update Blizzard released for Warcraft III 16 years after its initial release. People expect Blizzard to make a big announcement at their Warcraft III invitational this year, and we’ll see some old-school…
Let’s Talk About Jon Favreau doing Star Wars
Mar 21, 2018 • 26 min
So today we talk about some excellent news coming out of Disney (for a change), and that being they’ve hired Jon Favreau to take the helm of their live-action Star Wars TV show. And that’s about it…there are no more details out there concerning the plot,…
Let’s Talk About the Lost in Space Trailer
Mar 18, 2018 • 22 min
So today we give you our initial thoughts on Netflix’s latest bottom-of-the-barrel-scraping, last-straw grabbing reboot of Lost in Space. Originally aired in 1965 it ran for 83 episodes over three seasons and was fairly well received for the time. Netflix…
Let’s Talk About Jessica Jones
Mar 14, 2018 • 28 min
So today we give you a brief overview of how we feel about the new season of Jessica Jones on Netflix. We also digress somewhat into the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it stands at the moment and voice certain…opinions about the current TV…
Let’s Review Black Panther
Mar 11, 2018 • 32 min
Yes, it’s finally here! For Maggie’s birthday last week we went to see this film that appears to be on everyone’s lips at the moment, Black Panther written and directed by Ryan Coogler. The film has a fantastic roster of actors, directors, writors and…
Let’s Talk About iZombie Season 4
Feb 28, 2018 • 30 min
So today we give you our notion of the first episode of the new season of iZombie over on Netflix! We also give you our predictions of the new season as a whole and whether or not it could lead to a Season 5! Warning, major spoiler alert ahead! This is…
Let’s Talk About Kung Fury
Feb 21, 2018 • 32 min
Hey you! Today we discuss the Kung Fury short, released in 2015, written, directed and starred in by David Sandberg. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend you find it somewhere and watch it immediately. If you’ve seen it already, some good news… IT’S…
Let’s Talk About the Three Kingdoms
Feb 17, 2018 • 39 min
So today we talk about a fantastic part of history and gaming culture smooshed together in a machine of awesome. The end of the Han Dynasty during a period of history known as the Romance of the Three Kingdoms based on a book written 1,000 years after the…
Let’s Talk About Valentine’s Day
Feb 14, 2018 • 34 min
Welcome to the totally original and not-at-all obligatory Valentine’s Day special episode! We know we talk about our romance and our marriage fairly often, but we thought we’d take this opportunity to just discuss why it’s actually okay to enjoy today, to…
Let’s Talk About Kingsman The Golden Circle
Feb 10, 2018 • 33 min
So today we talk about our thoughts and feelings on the second installment of the Kingsman (potential) trilogy. Overall, it’s not too bad, don’t take it too seriously and you’ll have a blast! Check out the episode to hear our full analysis! Sharing is…
Let’s Talk About the Superbowl Trailers
Feb 7, 2018 • 33 min
So today we talk about the film and TV trailers that were part of this year’s superbowl. We didn’t watch it but we had a catch up later on the old YouTubes and we go over what we saw. Everything ranging from Infinity War and Solo to A Quiet Place and…
Let’s Talk About Thor Ragnarok
Feb 3, 2018 • 33 min
So today we give a quick review to the third and final installment of the Thor segment of the MCU - Thor Ragnarok. We’ve been promising to watch and review for a little while now so we’re quite behind the flow on this one. We’ve also been saying it was…
Let’s Talk About 2018 Disney Sequels
Jan 27, 2018 • 33 min
So we talk about the four major Disney sequels set to hit us this year, and how much we’re looking forward to each. We also talk about our own objective opinions concerining casting, writers, directors and sequel choices in general. Sharing is caring,…
Let’s Talk About Books and TV
Jan 24, 2018 • 45 min
In today’s episode we talk about some of the books that are being transformed into TV shows in 2018 and how we feel about them. As usual, we also talk about the books we’d love to see become TV shows in the future and what they’d have to offer us all!…
Let’s Talk About Our Soppy Romance
Jan 21, 2018 • 28 min
So today we talk about an interview we did at our old stomping-ground, Sunderland University. We talk about some of the questions they asked, without giving too much away, and we go into detail about our unashamedly romantic and soppy marriage in general.…
Let’s Talk About New TV Shows
Jan 17, 2018 • 31 min
So today we talk about some of the new and rebooted TV shows that are about to make their way onto our TV screens this year! Listen to us give you a brief overview of each show, where it came from, and who will be directing and hosting them. Some…
Let’s Talk About the Star Wars Anthology
Jan 14, 2018 • 35 min
So today we talk about the Star Wars anthology films that have been discussed by Disney as well as some of the more rumored ideas that are flying around at the moment. We also go into what we’d like to see from these films! Sharing is caring, find us on…
Let’s Talk About Marriage a little more
Jan 10, 2018 • 41 min
So today we somewhat revisit our previous podcast about being married. We talk about why it’s a good thing, disprove some of the common tropes and reassure you that it’s not really a big deal. At least in the sense that you shouldn’t worry about making…
Let’s Talk About what’s coming out in 2018
Jan 6, 2018 • 31 min
2018 is going to be a great year for TV shows, films and games! In this episode we go over some of the stuff we’re looking forward to the most as well as some stuff that made us grimace… Sharing is caring, find us on Facebook and Twitter and don’t forget…
Let’s Talk About YouTube and the Adpocalypse
Jan 3, 2018 • 37 min
So today we go over some of the details of YouTube’s infamous Adpocalypse, the details of what exactly is happening and how it affects both content creators and content enjoyers! We also discuss the latest Logan Paul fiasco as a little tie-in. Sharing is…
Let’s Talk About our Goals for 2018
Jan 1, 2018 • 27 min
So today we round off 2017 with our goals for 2018 and how you can help us achieve them!
Let’s Talk About Xmas!
Dec 25, 2017 • 30 min
So today we do what everyone else is doing and put out our first xmas special episode! Today we cover having two cultural xmas days (24th & 25th), how we’re building our own traditions around that and how it may affect our future family! Of course, have a…
Let’s Talk About being Nerf Geeks
Dec 20, 2017 • 32 min
So today we discuss one of our little hobbies, collecting blasters, namely Nerf guns! This episode is quite chill as it’s the week run up to xmas so apologies if it’s not the usual ground-breaking, hard-hitting drama we usually cover. Stay tuned for our…
Let’s Talk About the Doctor Who Xmas Special
Dec 18, 2017 • 23 min
This episode we talk about, completely spoiler-free, the 2016 Doctor Who xmas special. Just to clarify, we recorded this episode on the same day we say the special (Sunday 17th). We promise we don’t go into specifics, we just give an overall view on the…
Let’s Talk About Star Wars The Last Jedi
Dec 14, 2017 • 29 min
So today we go through our first impressions of the latest of the new wave of Star Wars films, The Last Jedi. We snagged some midnight screening tickets and we talk about what we thought in an overall way. No spoilers!
Let’s Talk About the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek pitch
Dec 13, 2017 • 32 min
So today we talk about the cup full of awfulness that is the news that Quentin Tarantino has a pitch for an R-Rated Star Trek film…pause for collective global sigh of resignation. Yes, unfortunately we now have to waste our time watching this just to…
Let’s Talk About the Galaxy Quest TV Show
Dec 9, 2017 • 29 min
So today we take a very limited look at another of Amazon’s up and coming TV shows, Paul Scheer’s TV adaptation of the 1999 cult favourite Galaxy Quest. As with other Amazon TV shows, the details are few and far between but we talk about the few bits of…
Let’s Talk About Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 Trailer
Dec 6, 2017 • 24 min
So today we take a look at the recently released teaser trailer for the new Avengers film and we basically just go on about how awesome it looks. There are some analytics in there too, such as who will be in it and where the characters are at currently…
Let’s revisit The Orville vs Star Trek: Discovery
Dec 2, 2017 • 30 min
So today we go back to Season 1 and revisit a discussion we had about Seth MacFarlane’s new show The Orville and the new Netflix attempt, Star Trek: Discovery. We gave both a fair shot and obviously have our winner and loser, but let’s talk about it!
Let’s talk about Stranger Things
Nov 29, 2017 • 28 min
-!SPOILER ALERT!- Today we talk about Netflix’s latest triumph on their world-class streaming service, Stranger Things seasons 1 & 2! The Duffer Brothers bring their first big hit to the stage in a fantastic way and we don’t have enough good things to say…
Let’s talk about the Age of Reboots
Nov 25, 2017 • 27 min
Today we discuss the ongoing head-shaking fiasco that has become the age of reboots. We talk about a couple of good example, but mainly moan about why this is showing a lack of imagination and original thinking from today’s producers, writers and…
Let’s talk about the Lord of the Rings TV Show
Nov 22, 2017 • 23 min
So today we discuss the aspects of Amazon’s latest TV extravaganza, their adaptation of a Lord of the Rings TV show. We discuss the few details that have been released so far…that is to say almost none. We can theorise though!
Let’s talk about why TV Shows are like Relationships
Nov 19, 2017 • 26 min
Today we talk about an observation we’ve been pondering for a little while now and that is how TV shows are comparable to our own personal relationships. We just talk about how sometimes there are ups and downs, laughs and tears, sometimes you want to…
Let’s talk about Marvel vs DC
Oct 7, 2017 • 28 min
Today we talk about that age old geek question, Iron Man vs Batman…or more specifically Marvel Comics vs DC Comics. Although we do talk about it strictly from the stand point of film releases, even more specifically the gross amount they made in their…
Let’s talk about Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1
Sep 24, 2017 • 26 min
So, today we have a discussion about Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1, mainly about the absolute scale of the project and how difficult it’s going to be to bring these characters together. Overall, Alex thinks they chose the wrong writers and directors…
Let’s talk about Waiting for New Books
Sep 17, 2017 • 27 min
So, today we talk about the long wait for new books from our favourite authors, how long we wait for them, how we react to bad news or no news at all and debate whether it’s our right as customers to complain and moan or whether we have to take into…
Let’s talk about Geekdom & Nerdom
Sep 10, 2017 • 30 min
Today we talk about geekdom and nerdom, what they represent, what they mean, how they’ve changed and how people seem to interact with those communities nowadays.
Let’s talk about Marriage
Sep 2, 2017 • 28 min
So today we talk about being married at quite a young age, the impact it’s had on our lives and the misconceptions from those around us. People seem to have this adverse opinion about marriage that it somehow ‘tames’ a person or destroys their lives, but…
Let’s talk about Being Big Dog Owners
Aug 28, 2017 • 25 min
If you’ve looked on our website or our profiles you’ll know that we own a dog. A big, fluffy dog called Duke. We’re not sure what breed he is specifically or what age he is (the rescue we got him from didn’t have the complete profile) but if you imagine a…
Let’s talk about Star Trek Discovery & The Orville
Aug 19, 2017 • 29 min
One could be good, one could be bad. We’ll see.
Let’s talk about the 13th Doctor
Aug 19, 2017 • 36 min
We don’t care about the gender, race, creed, culture or religion of whoever or whatever they pick to play any of the Doctors.