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6th Annual Geek Year In Review (2020)

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Front Row Network

Once a year the geekiest podcasts in all of Central Illinois gather together to discuss the year that was. It is true that 2020 was a year we may want to forget, but the content creators gave us lots to sink our teeth into! Join Craig and Jeremy from the Front Row, Mitch from The Geek Awakens, Bailey from Lincolns Legends and (for the first time) Meghan and Jacqueline from I Think You're Gonna Like This as we break it all down for you.

Let’s get one thing clear from the start.

This is NOT one of those “Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?” articles.

For one, this discussion has gone from ironic, to serious to irritating so many times there’s no more ground to cover regarding Die Hard’s Christmas bona fides. Second, after the year we’ve all had, if you find Christmas Spirit in ANYTHING, then I say have at it. Die Hard puts you in the Christmas spirt? Great! Gremlins? Sure! Boogie Nights? Why not? Now is not the year for gatekeeping Christmas cheer.

Hulu

You read the synopsis of a film like Happiest Season and you think you know exactly where this is going to go: “A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family's acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.” It sounds like a heavy on the comedy Christmas romp that is also heavy on the cheese. Add in the presence of comedy superstar Dan Levy in a supporting role and you’d wouldn't be crazy to assume such things.

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1941’s Citizen Kane is considered among many critics and cinephiles to be the greatest film ever made, even 70 years after its release. The story behind Kane’s creation has proven to be just as compelling. One of the key architects of the film classic is the lead character in David Fincher’s new film, Mank. Herman Mankiewicz was a charismatic, brilliant screenwriter who became a favorite among the Hollywood elite due to his entertaining wit.

Hulu

Being a parent is just plain hard. As the father of a 3 year-old and a 7-month old, I can personally attest that the hardest moments of life are often associated with the crippling insecurity and self-doubt that accompanies every decision you make for your child. You second-guess literally everything no matter how simple or mundane.

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The Walt Disney Studios / Front Row Network

Community Voices talks local podcasting with Craig McFarland. Besides the Front Row Network, Craig has also been involved with the MUNI and the Springfield Area Arts Council. Learn more by listening below.

World Wrestling Entertainment

The first of our 2 episodes this month, we're getting back into the NXT fracas with a detailed breakdown of NXT Takeover 31. We're breaking down the first of what is sure to be many matches between Damien Priest and Johnny Gargano, Kushida's new ruthless streak, Io and Candice tearing the house down and pure brutality of that Balor-O'Reilly main event that left both men injured. Let's break it down!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

World Wrestling Entertainment

It's the one night of the year where every championship in WWE must be defended....... well sort of as with all things in 2020. Still we had a championship match packed night at Clash of Champions 2020. We're talking the most bonkers ladder match in recent memory, Asuka defending TWO TITLES IN ONE NIGHT, the ambulance match for the WWE championship and the start of a bitter Samoan family feud!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Louis Hare

FIVE STAR POD SPLASH - Payback 2020

Sep 3, 2020
World Wrestling Entertainment

SummerSlam is behind us and the Big Dog Roman Reigns has returned! We break down the mammoth triple threat match for the Universal Title, the Mysterios teaming up for the first time on PPV and of course the main roster PPV debut of the one and only KEITH LEE!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Louis Hare

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REMEMBERING - Chadwick Boseman Tribute

Sep 1, 2020
Front Row Network

Like everyone, we at the Network were blindsided by the news of Chadwick Boseman's death at the age of 43 from colon cancer. Boseman left behind a towering legacy in the world of film and in the world as a cultural icon. We at the Network wanted give our thoughts on his passing and invite some special friends to offer their thoughts. We finish it off with our Oscar Spotlight episode on Black Panther with special guest Professor Tiffani Saunders. Rest in Power, Chadwick.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Reggie Guyton, Lou Hare, Tiffani Saunders & Craig McFarland

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 78 - Tide Pod Red Bull

Aug 23, 2020
Super GG Radio

This week!  Joel paid too much money for a Tony Hawk Pro Skater remake demo, Alex ganked the Rogue Legacy 2 beta key, we all tried our hand at the hot new puzzle game Mixolumia, we’re in love with Nintendo indie shadowdrops in the news, and we all took out our ipads and turned in our Video Game Homework: FTL: Faster Than Light. Join us!

 

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Front Row Network

Every Monday brings the latest news blitz in #TheRundown. This week AMC theaters are reopening, #DCFandome is set to take over the world and a slew of new movie and TV trailers. Let’s get caught up!

 

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

 

 

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 77 - Mr. Chef

Aug 16, 2020
Super GG Radio

Joel spent most of the week without power, so Alex G from podcast superfriends Gaming Fyx tags in at the last second!  He sells the group on Necrobarista, Alex O has some thoughts on the Avengers beta, and get real bloody with Carrion in Early Adopters.  Alex G shows us how to REALLY seduce the news.  We hit some Microsoft classics in the Backlog Blog.  Then we get to know Alex G better in our Guest Spot.

CLASSICS - Lucy & Desi with Kate Luckinbill Conner

Aug 14, 2020
The Front Row Network

Front Row Classics brings you another special interview this month. We’re talking with Kate Luckinbill Conner of The Lucy Legacy. Kate is the daughter of Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill and the granddaughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. In this interview, Kate discusses her grandparents’ legacy of laughter and how her family is keeping it alive for the next generation. You’ll also hear fun, personal anecdotes including what Lucy and Desi would have thought of social media. Sit back and enjoy and don’t forget to follow @TheLucyLegacy on Facebook and Instagram.

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 76 - $8 Hat DLC

Aug 9, 2020
Super GG Radio

This week!

Alex lets his Fall guys #content all hang out.  Getty & Joel have a #funtime.  Getty & Alex take one shell straight to hell.  We spend too much time talking about the Sony State of Play.  Alex gives Getty a second shot to talk about Superhot after we lost the original audio.  Finally, Alex took Joel on the Yoku’s Island Express journey.

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FLASHBACKS - Back To The Future

Aug 4, 2020
20th Century Fox

FLASHBACKS is kicking off August in style by taking us #BackInTime to experience #ThePowerOfLove in Robert Zemekis’ absolute sci-fi classic #BackToTheFuture. Ryan and Jay are joined by the Flashbacks OG Scott to talk about the 35th Anniversary of this mainstay in every person’s movie collection. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman & Scott McFarland

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 75 - Otter Jokes

Aug 2, 2020
Super GG Radio

We Punt Fall Guys til next week to talk about betas Yarntown, No Straight Roads, and Alex has replaced his tech deck with the 1.0 release of Skater XL in Early Adopters.  Touch on Nintendo leaks and Cuphead ports in the news.  We wrap the week in Backlog Blog, where we finished Gardens Between, and Joel & Alex take a second look at the Switch port of Nowhere Prophet..

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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog | One Last Thing

 

BEYOND THE MOUSE - Kaye Malins from the Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Jul 31, 2020
Front Row Network

This week on the show we have a wonderful guest! Kaye Malins provides us with insights about Marceline, Missouri. Walt Disney always regarded his time in Marceline as vital to the creation of the Disney Parks, and many of his other projects. Kaye speaks to us about the museum, how it was founded, what types of exhibits they have had and will have in the future. We also get to hear her own personal stories about Walt and Roy Disney. It’s a treat!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner
GUESTS: Kaye Malins

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Front Row Network

The Rundown is a day late this week but that's because there was just TOO MUCH NEWS coming from the Comic-Con International #AtHome event. Here's a recap of the biggest news coming from pop culture's premiere weekend including all the newest trailers emerging from the con.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

© 2019 Clayton Hauck. Courtesy of 50 Eggs Films

“Rowing is as old as time itself. And for so long the terrain of favorite sons of famous families in places far, far away from the West Side; light years away.” Mary Mazzio’s new documentary A Most Beautiful Thing is about the first African American high school rowing team in the US. At least that’s what you would think at first glance. As the film slowly unfolds it becomes very clear that what this film is up to runs much, much deeper. 

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 74 - Tantric Sneaking

Jul 26, 2020
Super GG Radio

This week!  We play a trio of up and coming indie dev betas in early adopter (Literal snake game alert!), skim over Xbox’s WORLD PREMEIRE announcements and Nintendo’s muted Nintendo Direct Mini in the news, Getty gets his trash panda on with Donut County, and Orona can’t stop sneaking with Never Stop Sneaking.  Join us!

 

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INTERVIEW - "Greyhound" Director Aaron Schneider

Jul 23, 2020
Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has released their biggest movie swing yet with the truly epic and sweeping World War II drama Greyhound. Written by and staring Tom Hanks, this film tells the tale of an American battleship as it attempts to escort a much needed fleet of supply ships across the Atlantic. As the fleet loses air cover in the area known as The Pit, a German U-Boat fleet arrives and starts a deadly chase for survival. We were honored to be able to talk with the director of this fantastic film Mr. Aaron Schneider.

World Wrestling Entertainment

Man oh man. How in the hell do we even begin to review the surreal-ness that was The Horror Show at #ExtremeRules? #WWE certainly put on an unforgettable display but was it too crazy to be good? Jeremy and Lou are breaking it all down. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Louis Hare

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Front Row Network

Monday brings your weekly entertainment news recap! On this episode of #TheRundown, we look at the productions that are delayed and re-starting, new projects being announced and the newest trailers of the week. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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Super GG Radio

This Week, the crew gets edgy with Vernal Edge and Last of Us 2 in Early Adopters, talk "engh 3" press conferences, and turn in their video game homework with Night Trap! Let's have some fun! If you'd like to back Vernal Edge, here's the link to their Kickstarter: kck.st/3g74HEj

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SUPER GG RADIO - Session 72 - Technical Difficulties

Jul 12, 2020
Super GG Radio

Joel is back and we broke the podcast this week with Technical Difficulties. We apologize but the last 5-10 minutes of this episode were lost in our attempt at a live streaming podcast. This week we Fight in Tight Spaces with a lady named Dandara in Early Adopters, Speak on some SUPER HOT news, and round out the backlog blog with discuss Red Strings Club and Invisible Inc. 

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Front Row Network

Welcome our new video series #TheRundown. Here we will give you a very quick review of the biggest entertainment news you might have missed last week. This episode we talk about the UK opening up for film production, some MCU Phase 4 details and more celebrity goodbyes.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 71 - McConaughey All The Way

Jul 5, 2020
Super GG Radio

Getty is back in full force this week and brings Alex and Steve along for the ride! We do some coffee talkin about Resident Evil 3 in the backlog, discuss our possible Beta of the year and new Borderlands 3 DLC in early adopters and break some Evo news! 

 

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Front Row Network

We teased it last week and now we're proud to bring the newest show in the Front Row stable: #ConvinceMe with Larry Smith. In his first episode, Larry welcomes fellow comedian and radio personality Kyle Fields. Get ready to laugh!

FEATURING: Larry Smith & Kyle Fields

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Welcome our new video series #TheRundown. Here we will give you a very quick review of the biggest entertainment news you might have missed last week. This episode is packed with new movie release dates, new projects and a slate of new trailers. Check it out! 

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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