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CONVINCE ME w/ Larry Smith - Ep. 2 - Scott Hinds

Aug 5, 2020
Front Row Network

In this episode Scott Hinds, lead singer and songwriter of The Royal Hounds (and who also portrayed Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet for several years) convinces Larry that Amy Sedaris is a genius, why a popular sitcom is trash, and they reminisce about their time spent in a hot tub and chasing loose dogs while mostly naked.

FEATURING: Larry Smith (@poundsmith2), Scott Hinds (TheRoyalHounds)

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

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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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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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog

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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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Super GG Radio

Joel is out so Stevers the producer extraordinaire fills in with some poetry, and hot takes! Getty reports in on Anime Stranding and Steve gets us hungry with  Lunch-A-Palooza, we discuss the Playstation and EA events, play some Remnant From the Ashes together and Getty tells us about the Medievil remake. We close out with a listener email, thanks to our friends at Gaming Fyx! 

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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog | Listener Emails

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FLASHBACK - Bad Boys

Jun 30, 2020
Columbia Pictures

#FLASHBACK is closing out June with a look at the origin film of the current 2020 box office champion. That's right we're diving into Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's buddy-cop action extravaganza Bad Boys.

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens & Jay Hoffman

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Celebrity Photographer Michael Grecco Interview

Jun 28, 2020
Michael Grecco Photography

The Network is proud to welcome celebrity photographer Michael Grecco to the Front Row! Michael has led a truly incredible life on his way to becoming one of the foremost celebrity photographers in the world. Whether it's his origins in the punk music scene to his time with the biggest magazines in the world, Michael has always had his camera out and ready to capture every moment in front of him. We talk about everything from his origins to his amazing list of celebrity subjects. Join us for a truly wonderful look at life through Michael Grecco's lens.

Now Playing - Super GG Radio’s Games of June 2020

Jun 27, 2020
Front Row Network

Here is what the Super GG Radio crew are playing for the month of June

 

Phil Orona

 

The King of Fighters XIII

Why: I have been a huge King of Fighters fan since KoF 94’. It’s a solid series that was never just another Street Fighter wanna be.

What I like: The large colorful backgrounds, well animated characters and great overall fighting system. 

What I would like to see improved: More unlockable characters.

 

 

 

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 68 w/ Mary Kish

Jun 24, 2020
Super GG Radio

It's a giant sized episode! This week we have special guest Mary Kish from Game Spot and Twitch fame! We get into some Weaving Tides and System Shock remake betas, talk about NOT e3 news, and Mary brings us into her horror world. We close out the episode with an Indie or Outdie and Guest Spot! This was a fun one! Enjoy!

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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog | Indie or Outdie | Guest Spot

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Front Row Network

We at the Network are always looking for new content and the best content creators to keep you entertained! And so we are so psyched to introduce you to our good friend Larry Smith and his brand new show for the Network and NPR Illinois called "Convince Me". Check out this interview for a preview of what this hilarious show has in store for your earbuds.

FEATURING: Larry Smith, Jeremy Goeckner & Craig McFarland

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Video Game Minute - June 15, 2020

Jun 19, 2020

We're happy to be debuting a brand new segment from the Super GG Radio team: The #VideoGameMinute. Here they will break down the latest news from the world of video games in a nice, quick episode. Enjoy the first of many!

FEATURING: Alex Orona

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Greatest 90s Song of All Time Bracket

Jun 10, 2020

For the third month in a row we're breaking out the bracket to decide a champion! This time it's our #MayMusicMadness as the bracketmaster Lou has given us the chance to crown the Greatest 90s Song of All Time. Join our all-star panel as they make the picks and crown the champion of 90s music!

FEATURING: Louis Hare, Donna Hare, Tiffany Topol, Steve Ponzo & Calivero

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CLASSICS - On The Waterfront

May 31, 2020
Columbia Pictures

We close out the month of May with the latest episode of Classics. Brandon and Eric are breaking down what some call one of the most pivotal movies of all time. Join us for a deep dive of "One The Waterfront".

Featuring: Brandon Davis & Eric Flick

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SUPER GG RADIO - School eSports with Dalton McGhiey

May 27, 2020

The boys at Super GG Radio sat down with Springfield Public Schools eSports coach Dalton McGhiey to talk about how this program came about, what he loves most about it and what the future holds. #NPR #FRN #SuperGGRadio #esports

Featuring: Alex Orona, Joel DeWitte & Dalton McGhiey

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CLASSICS - The Godfather Part II

Apr 10, 2020
Paramount Pictures

#Classics is back with a new episode and the age-old debate of which film is actually better as the crew takes a deep dive on perhaps the greatest sequel of all time in #TheGodfatherPart2. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Lou Hare & Eric Flick

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FLASHBACK - Outbreak & Contagion

Apr 4, 2020
Warner Bros. Pictures

With everything going on in the world, it's no wonder the films #Outbreak and #Contagion have become very popular again. But subject matter aside, how accurate are they and how well do they portray their situations? The #Flashback crew is ready to break them down. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Erin McCabe & Jay Hoffman

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SUPER GG RADIO - Session 55 - A Brew With Us

Mar 21, 2020

This week!  We continue guest month with Big Deal Blake from the A Brew With You Podcast!  We try out a couple of inventive 2D indie betas with Rustle and A Space for the Unbound in Early Adopters, wax poetic about E3’s cancellation in news.  Blake brings us what he’s been playing in the Backlog Blog - Persona 5 and Oxenfree!  We get to know Blake and his show “A Brew With You” better in the guest spot.  And finally, we play a round of Indie or Outdie with our guest.

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BEYOND THE MOUSE - "Onward" Review

Mar 16, 2020
Walt Disney Studios

Even in the midst of the coronavirus, #Pixar and #Disney gave us the next in the stable of animated adventures. The whole Beyond The Mouse crew is here to give you their #FullDisclosure review of the magical family advneture #Onward. #BTM #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

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March 16, 2020

It's time for your weekly BOX OFFICE MINUTE. Here we will give you the rundown on what won the weekend at the theaters. The biggest story was the immense collective downturn in all numbers. However we still do have a top 5 and they include 3 new releases. Here is your #BoxOfficeMinute

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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March 13, 2020

Here we tell you the latest movies releasing in theaters every weekend so you can always be up to date on when the movies you're most looking forward to are out. This week features a new graphic novel adaptation, a controversial horror film and a faith-based music biopic. Here is what's #OpeningThisWeek

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

BEYOND THE MOUSE - News Roundup! A Couple of Bobs

Mar 2, 2020
Walt Disney Studios

It's been a while since #BeyondTheMouse has a done a good old fashioned #Disney news roundup! We're discussing the HUGE shakeup as CEO Bob Iger suddenly steps down, do some Disney+ reviews and much more. #BTM #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

February 24, 2020

It's time for your weekly BOX OFFICE MINUTE. Here we will give you the rundown on what won the weekend at the theaters. Did Sonic speed his way to the top of the box office once again?

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

It's been an incredible Oscar Season. The #Oscars gave us plenty of surprises and plenty of topics to discuss. Here is our Awards night coverage in the form of all of our live commercial break segments. See you next season! #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Phil Rockwell, Brandon Davis, Vanessa Ferguson, Jay Hoffman & Jeremy Goeckner

OSCAR SPOTLIGHT - Best Picture

Feb 9, 2020

Our #OscarSpotlight category series concludes on this Oscar Sunday with a long look at the nominees for the industry's top prize of Best Picture. We give you a detailed reasoning of why all 9 films deserve to win. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Lou Hare, Craig McFarland, Phil Rockwell & Jeremy Goeckner

WATCH THE OSCARS WITH US AT OUR 2ND ANNUAL OSCARS VIEWING PARTY AT THE HOOGLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS.
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POP CULTURE DRAFT NIGHT - Oscars Draft 2020

Feb 8, 2020

After a long hiatus, #PopCultureDraftNight is back with one of our favorite episodes of the year: The Annual Oscars Draft! The teams are assembled and we'll see this Sunday which one reigns victorious.

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OSCAR SPOTLIGHT - Best Actress

Feb 6, 2020
Netflix, Sony Pictures Releasing, Focus Features, BBC Films, Annapurna Pictures

Our #OscarSpotlight category series turns its attention to the race for Best Actress and whether or not anybody can pull a surprise upset of favorite Renee Zellweger. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Jay Hoffman & Brandon Davis

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OSCAR SPOTLIGHT - Best Adapted Screenplay

Feb 2, 2020

Our #OscarSpotlight series now turns to the big 8 categories as we take a look at the nominees, talk some snubs and tell you who should and will win on Oscar Sunday. First up is Best Adapted Screenplay. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman & Craig McFarland

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OSCAR SPOTLIGHT - Marriage Story

Feb 2, 2020
Netflix

Our #OscarSpotlight series continues with a look at one of the best drama's of the year boasting 3 nominated performances in #MarriageStory. Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7653254/

FEATURING: Lou Hare, Tim Tierney & Erin McCabe

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