The Gene Pool Variety Hour!
Episode 51: Evil Robot Overlords!

Episode 51: Evil Robot Overlords!

May 10, 2021

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  • Welcome to Episode 51!I hate missing weeks between episodes!
  • This week's Geek Question of the Day is: What would be your strategy for surviving and resisting a machine uprising? Get to know your fellow doomsday preppers, people...
  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the 2021 Netflix original animated movie, The Mitchells vs the Machines! Siri acting 'sus! Evil Robot Overlords! The weird families always save the day!
  • And as always, geekery, video games, and chickens.  

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on Twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Sean streams whatever games he is playing Thursdays at 7:30pm and Fridays at 10:00pm after the podcast stream. Come watch a livestream of the podcast every Friday at 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolvarietyhour! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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Episode 50: We Made It This Far?!

Episode 50: We Made It This Far?!

April 26, 2021

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  • We made it to episode 50! And Connor turns 25 this weekend! PARTAY!!!!!
    This week's Geek Question of the Day is: If you were in an action movie as the star, what song would be your Montage scene, your final battle scene, and what would be your one-liner from the big fight? I kind of geeked out on this one... Thanks for the ideas from the chat peanut gallery! 
  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the 2018 horror(ish) movie, Our House! What happens when science nerds accidentally open up a portal to the paranormal? (And no, I'm not talking about Wyatt and Gary from Weird Science!) Come and listen to see what happens! 
  • And as always, geekery, video games, and chickens.  

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on Twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Sean streams whatever games he is playing Thursdays at 7:30pm and Fridays at 10:00pm after the podcast stream. Come watch a livestream of the podcast every Friday at 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolvarietyhour! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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Episode 49: Witches, amirite?!

Episode 49: Witches, amirite?!

April 19, 2021

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  • This week's Geek Question of the Day is: Who is your favorite underpowered/no-powered superhero and why? The stream chat came up with some great ones, but they weren't our favorites. Come hear ours and let us know on twitter who your favorites are!
  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the 2014 fantasy adventure, Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Juliette Moore, and Alicia Vikander! Imagine taking the best parts of Lord of the Rings, The Witcher, and Skyrim, rolling them all together... and not doing much with it. Welcome to Seventh Son.
  • And as always, geekery, video games, and chickens.  

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on Twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Sean streams whatever games he is playing Thursdays at 7:30pm and Fridays at 10:00pm after the podcast stream. Come watch a livestream of the podcast every Friday at 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolvarietyhour! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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Episode 48: Batter Witch!

Episode 48: Batter Witch!

March 29, 2021

Welcome to Episode 48! 

Check out the recorded livestream over at https://youtu.be/nI3UYxVIyd0 !

  • This week's Geek Question of the Day is: If you could be the financial backer for the remake of your favorite childhood game, and you spare no expense, what game would you choose and how would you modernize it? Connor predictably goes Pokemon... but Sean comes from WAY out in left field to create a professional league from an old family game from his childhood!
  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we spend time with the 2016 dark comedy, Colossal with Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis! Definitely more dark than comedy, but a really cool movie! Was really impressed with Jason's work on this one!
  • And as always, geekery, video games, and chickens.  

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on Twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Sean streams whatever games he is playing Thursdays at 7:30pm and Fridays at 10:00pm after the podcast stream. Come watch a livestream of the podcast every Friday at 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolvarietyhour! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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Episode 47: Twisted Nannies and the Afterlife!

Episode 47: Twisted Nannies and the Afterlife!

March 22, 2021

Welcome to Episode 47! 

Check out the recorded livestream over at https://youtu.be/axagcen_Eys !

  • This week's Geek Question of the Day is: What fictional story would be the worst (or best depending on your viewpoint) 'dark and gritty' reboot and why? Evil Puppets and Twisted Nannies! (Thanks @geekquestioner for the question!)
  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we spend time with the 2017 Korean action fantasy film, Along with the Gods; The Two Worlds! Oh my goodness what a great movie! We ramble on and on about how much we loved this movie! Come listen all about it!
  • And as always, geekery, video games, and chickens.  

(And apologies for the sound clip issues folks! Somebody donate a Stream Deck! LOL)

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on Twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Sean streams whatever games he is playing Thursdays at 7:30pm. Come watch a livestream of the podcast every Friday at 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolvarietyhour! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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Episode 46: A Schmuck in a Coat!

Episode 46: A Schmuck in a Coat!

March 15, 2021

Welcome to Episode 46! 

Check out the recorded livestream over at https://youtu.be/smYttStYzAQ !

  • This week's Geek Question of the Day is: What myths or legends were you fascinated or obsessed with as a kid growing up, and why? Connor loves him some legend, particularly Arthurian legend, while Sean was more obsessed with historical mysteries than legends. Still, was a fun topic to explore.
  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we go back and revisit one of our family-favorite animated movies, Disney's 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire! We reminisced about all the funny lines that we still say 20 years later. It was a much more emotional and nostalgic experience for Sean though. Listen in to hear why!
  • Thanks to an online timer, we actually kept this episode to a respectable time limit!
  • And as always, geekery, video games, and chickens.  

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on Twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Sean streams whatever games he is playing Thursdays at 7:30pm. Come watch a livestream of the podcast every Friday at 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolvarietyhour! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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Episode 45: Would You Rather use Three Seashells?!

Episode 45: Would You Rather use Three Seashells?!

March 8, 2021

Welcome to Episode 45! 

Check out the recorded livestream over at https://youtu.be/usdHQ7Xo12g !

This episode is a little different:

  • Rather than a specific Geek Question of the Day, we decided to play a few rounds of Would You Rather, Nerd Edition! Difficult quandaries we placed each other in! Come listen to the questions and debate!
  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we talk about the 1993 classic action flick starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock! Connor had never seen it before and loved it! Sean hadn't seen it in a while and was shocked at how similar the culture was "in the future" to what our culture looks like today! My goodness they hit close to the mark! Sheesh!
  • Thanks to everyone who stopped by the live stream to keep us company!
  • And as always, geekery, video games, and chickens.  

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on Twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every Friday at 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolpodcast! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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Episode 44: Goooood Morning Vietnam!

Episode 44: Goooood Morning Vietnam!

February 22, 2021

Welcome to Episode 44! 

Check out the recorded livestream over at https://youtu.be/fdDlKt35hdY !

In this episode:

  • In our Geek Question of the Day, we ask: If you could rise from obscurity and become famous for anything, what would you be famous for? If you know Connor and Sean, then their answers will not surprise you!
  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the 2012 feel-good drama, The Sapphires! Ever watched a movie that left a smile on your face for the whole movie? Yeah, that was this one! A movie neither one of us would have never watched, but one that both of us are glad we saw!
  • Thanks to everyone who stopped by the live stream to keep us company!
  • And as always, geekery, video games, and chickens.  

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on Twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every Friday at 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolpodcast! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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Episode 43: Pirate Edition! Nerd Crushes and Braven Review!

Episode 43: Pirate Edition! Nerd Crushes and Braven Review!

February 15, 2021

Welcome to Episode 43! 

Check out the recorded livestream over at https://youtu.be/dyPIOQHjmA8 !

In this episode:

  • Sean had an old guy procedure at one end of his body but ended up with an injured eye at the other end. How did THAT happen?! Argh, mateys!
  • In our Geek Question of the Day, we ask: Who are your nerd crushes? We both had several, but Sean had some good stories about meeting a couple of his! Thank you, Second Wife Gillian!
  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the 2018 cookie-cutter action flick, Braven, starring Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, and Garrett Dillahunt. Good cast, but ultimately another generic action flick among the white noise of action flicks. Nice way to take out the bad guy, though!
  • Thanks to everyone who stopped by the live stream to keep us company!
  • And as always, geekery, video games, and chickens.  

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on Twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every Friday at 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolpodcast! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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Episode 42: Chickens and Eggs and Villains, oh my!

Episode 42: Chickens and Eggs and Villains, oh my!

February 8, 2021

Welcome to Episode 42! 

Check out the recorded livestream over at https://youtu.be/7K6YgcHk7lM !

In this episode:

  • In our Geek Question of the Day, we ask: What or who are your favorite movie villains and why? We had some good and varied answers through all this, and the chat room added several more. Was a great discussion!
  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the 1967 Paul Newman classic, Cool Hand Luke! Sean gushed over the movie and the new layers of meaning in the movie he had not picked up on in previous viewings. Connor kind of liked it, but didn't really see the deeper meaning. Was interesting to see two generations' different takes on the film.
  • Thanks for the great conversation with friends throughout the episode!
  • And as always, geekery, video games, and chickens.  

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on Twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every Friday at 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolpodcast! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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