Episode 83 – Sam Warner (recorded April, 2017)

Something2XP is back after a 7 month hiatus! This episode features theatrical producer and events coordinator, Sam Warner. Michael and Sam talked about growing up in Philadelphia, GallifreyOne, Doctor Who fandom, bad feet, growing up nerdy, The Muppets, Jim Henson’s death, practical vs. CGI effects, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, The Sixth Sense, theater productions, props, TV mysteries, generational media, Perry Mason, Fantasia, family TV viewing, V: The Series, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 23rd Century, AlienNation, oppression, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, societal woes, religion, and books.

LINKS
Sam Warner on Twitter
Vox Dominici Chamber Choir on Twitter
The Ghost Light Players on Twitter
Brick Door Productions on Twitter 
Gallifrey One

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Episode 81 – Jennifer Zhang

This episode features producer, actress, model, cosplayer, and singer, Jennifer Zhang.  Michael and Jennifer discuss creative lapses, cosplaying, donuts, exercise, acting, Batman: The Animated Series, viral videos, fan films, true nerdiness, bullshit filters, horror films, Evil Inside, J-Horror, The Ring, masculinity, Bowie, celebrity deaths 2016, gender fluidity, childhood cosplay, peaceful resolutions, her album Emocean, Electronic Dance Music, community, DC Comics, Batman, Star Trek, Doctor Who, anime, and video games.

This episode is sponsored by WhedonCon 2017. Get your single day or full weekend tickets at http://whedoncon.com

LINKS
Jennifer Zhang offical site   
Jennifer Zhang on Instagram 
Jennifer Zhang on Twitter 
Jennifer Zhang on Facebook
DK’s Donuts
Evil Inside (2012)

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Episode 79 – Rig Moroi

This episode features blogger Rig Moroi of facebook.com/criticalmassesthinking. Michael and Rig discussed audio engineering, photography, vintage sound equipment, Boards of Canada, music, our parents’ music, 56 KLZ, Country and Western, celebrity deaths of 2016, subverting masculinity, integrated schools, critical thinking, Magnet schools, dangerous neighborhoods, youthful defiance, drama productions, nerdiness, old computers, family game rules, movies, Marvel Cinematic Universe, horror movies, cinematic sexism, Hidden Figures, equality, Alien 3, Batman films, and standup comedy. 

LINKS
Critical Masses Thinking
WhoSampled

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Episode 76 – Mary Soracco

This episode features homemaker, and founder of The Contrary Dame jewelry, Mary Soracco. Michael and Mary discussed small businesses, mentorship, self-study, big business, big pharma, big medicine, conscription, making a difference, pop culture, pop music, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder, nice celebrities, James Corden, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Kimmel, Banksy, The Contrary Dame, psychology, allyship, allyship failures, smart people, privilege, fear of change, growth, The Worldwide Women’s March, equality, worker’s rights, inclusivity, intersectionality, unity, racism, social divide, the status quo, cable news, TV, women’s issues, Ian Curtis, and depressing music.

LINKS
The Contrary Dame on Facebook
The Contrary Dame on Instagram
The Contrary Dame on Twitter
The Contrary Dame on Etsy
JewelsByJackie.com
Occam’s Razor
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic official site
‘Weird Al’ on The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder
The Hill
The Atlantic
Endless Night Vampire Ball Los Angeles
New Hope Community Church Sunland
Bats Day Black Market

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Episode 75 – Deb Kavis

This episode features veteran Los Angeles Nuart Theater Sins O’ The Flesh Rocky Horror shadow cast member and burlesque performer, Deb Kavis and her partner, artist Jesse Ledina. Deb, Jesse, and Michael talked about creativity, Sins O’ The Flesh, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, being an inspiration, social awakening, The Ogden Theatre, Lair of the White Worm, The White Buffalo, Slim Pickens, kink, burlesque, Alan Tudyk, broadening fandom, normalization, Oingo Boingo, Nitzer Ebb, art that holds up, Bowie, how Deb and Jesse met, karaoke and Twin Peaks.

LINKS
Deb Kavis on Instagram
Jesse Ledina on Instagram
Flesh N’ Boingo on Facebook
AndrogynArt on Facebook

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Short Film Screenings

Past guest and friend of the podcast, Tara Price, has several upcoming screenings of her short films Earworm (2016) and The Routine (2015).

Earworm will be screened at The Mindf#ck Festival in North Hollywood, CA on Thursday, June 16 at 8pm. Click here for the complete schedule

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Next, Earworm will be screened at FilmQuest in Utah on Saturday, June 18th at 2:30pm in Film Block 5. Click here for the complete schedule
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Finally, The Routine will be screened at the Hollywood Fringe Festival event WMMFEST at Three Clubs on Sunday, June 26th at 5:15pm. Click here for complete schedule

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Get out there and support short films!

LINKS
Tara Price on Twitter
Tara Price on Facebook
Tara Price on Vimeo
Earworm (2016)
The Routine (2015)

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Episode 71 – Sex Nerd Sandra

This week’s guest is blogger, podcaster, and sex educator Sex Nerd Sandra. Michael and Sandra talked about recording equipment, Nerdmelt, socializing, sex education, books, consensual non-monogamy, sexuality, repressed memories, the mind, marijuana, altered experiences, internal vs. external experiences, Bill Hicks, mushrooms, salvia, consent, virginity, first times, terminology, parents, rough sex, fine art porn, feminism, 70s porn, STDs, Doctor Who, comics, podcasts, Filipino dating, Asian representation in media, waving one’s freak flag, comic book movies, parenting, adulting, college, and sex positivity. 

LINKS
SexNerdSandra.com
MakeLoveNotPorn.com

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