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Dragonfly Ripple: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Nerds

Nerd dads Carlin Trammel (Nerd Lunch and Pod, James Pod) and Michael May (Michael May's Adventure Blog and Kill All Monsters comic) explore the concepts of and put into practice what it means to pass along their nerdy/geeky interests to their kids. Join them in their nerd parenting journey.
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Dec 26, 2018

Annaliese hosts this special episode of Jetpack Tiger talking about the first four books and movies in the Harry Potter universe.

Dec 17, 2018

A show that Carlin has been itching to do since the podcast began! Annaliese has finally watched the UK sci-fi comedy, Red Dwarf. Find out if it was everything to her that Carlin made it out to be.

Dec 14, 2018

David and Michael talk about the dark and hard-to-watch first season of Jessica Jones

Dec 10, 2018

Concluding an earlier discussion about the 1960s Batman series, Carlin and the kids have finally finished that series and discuss the oddities of season 3, only to follow that up with something even worse...1979's Legend of the Superheroes. Is Legend canon? Listen to our discussion on it to find out what we think.

Dec 7, 2018

David and Michael talk about their favorite parts of the superhero comedy and whether its villain is worthy of the rest of it. They also start ranking the MCU heroes in this episode and wonder why they haven't been doing that all along.

Dec 3, 2018

We've talked about the Bone comics before with Annaliese, but now Dashiell has taken it upon himself to read the comics. Annaliese hosts this edition of the show where Dashiell gives his thoughts on this epic comic book series from Jeff Smith.

Nov 26, 2018

A few months ago, we talked about the first half of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Now here how Annaliese liked the back half which includes the Dominion War, the death of a major character and a slew of new characters.

Nov 16, 2018

David and Michael discuss the second Avengers movie and whether it lives up to the promise of the first one. They also talk about Brutasha, compare Quicksilvers, and decide how they'd like to see the X-Men introduced to the MCU.

Nov 9, 2018

David and Michael discuss the first season of Netflix's Daredevil and why it's so brutally violent. 

Nov 7, 2018

David and Michael discuss Marvel's exploration of the space opera genre, the characters that inhabit it, and how it connects to the rest of the Cinematic Universe.

Oct 19, 2018

David and Michael hash out why this is one of David's least favorite Marvel movies, but one of Michael's favorites. There's some <i>Agents of Shield</i> discussion along the way, but mostly it's all spies and lies and the mortality of Nick Fury. 

Oct 17, 2018

David and Michael discuss the evolution of Loki's character arc, the Thor/Jane 'ship, and whether Malekith is a good villain. And of course, lots of connections to the other Marvel movies.

Oct 1, 2018

David and Michael tackle the final Iron Man solo film and talk about how its darker subject matter affects their enjoyment.

Sep 26, 2018

David and Michael discuss the unlikely miracle that is Joss Whedon's The Avengers as well as its effect on the Marvel movies (and TV shows) that followed it.

Sep 12, 2018

Michael and David talk about Marvel's hunkiest hero and the increasingly complicated continuity of the MCU.

Sep 10, 2018

Michael and David discuss the first MCU sequel and talk about whether it stands on its own as a story or if it's mostly just there to set up future films. And starting with this episode, they begin ranking the MCU movies and villains so far.

Sep 5, 2018

Michael and David talk about David's introduction to one of his favorite superheroes and how the movie connects to the '78 TV series, Ang Lee's Hulk, and the rest of the Marvel MCU. 

Sep 3, 2018

Michael and David continue their Marvel Cinematic Universe watch-through with the movie that launched the series-proper. They focus on characters and the seeds that grow the universe, but also have a fun discussion about just who Nick Fury was thinking of when he said, "You think you're the only superhero?"

Aug 5, 2018

As David and Michael rewatch their way through the Marvel movies, Michael tries to defend Ang Lee's Hulk and make it fit into the MCU. Will David be convinced? Will you?

Jul 29, 2018

To get through the long wait before Avengers 4, Michael and David are rewatching the Marvel movies and some of the TV shows in more or less chronological order. Having seen Captain America die at the end of The First Avenger, they deal with the fallout of that in the two seasons of the ABC TV series, Agent Carter.

Jun 19, 2018

After years of Carlin trying to convince Annaliese that she needs to read the Middle-Earth books, she finally falls into the Hobbit hole. Hear her epic journey that began with the movies and ended with her screaming through the books. AND...can she take tackle the Silmarillion challenge and win?

Jun 17, 2018

To get through the long wait before <i>Avengers 4</i>, Michael and David are rewatching the Marvel movies and some of the TV shows in more or less chronological order. They begin with the WWII adventure, <i>Captain America: The First Avenger</i>, paying special attention to characters and story seeds that become important in later films.

Jun 12, 2018

Dashiell makes his first major foray into Westerns...albeit, a sci-fi Western...with Brisco County, Jr. Find out who his favorite characters are and hear him explore his feelings about Westerns in general.

Jun 5, 2018

Carlin and Annaliese discuss one of Annaliese's new favorite shows that's not new at all...Quantum Leap.

May 29, 2018

Carlin and Dashiell further explore modern Superman comics leading up to the takeover by Brian Michael Bendis. In this episode, find out what Dashiell thinks of Action Comics 999-1000 and DC Nation #0.

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