DAMN DIRTY GEEKS PODCAST EPISODE LIST

Going Wild Card in THE TWILIGHT ZONE

The Damn Dirty Geeks are back for Year Two of our podcast as we celebrate our second anniversary of the show, and we’re starting off on the wild side! A quick change of recent recording plans resulted in our second Damn Dirty Geeks Wild Card episode that dives straight into THE TWILIGHT ZONE with a dizzying collage of discussion topics.

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Filmmaker IZZY LEE on LOVECRAFT and WOMEN IN HORROR

As October and Halloween approach, the Damn Dirty Geeks revisit the horror genre with an energized episode featuring indie horror filmmaker Izzy Lee, discussing her body of work and discussing the long overdue growth of female directors and talent in the genre.

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JIM BEAVER on DEADWOOD & CRIMSON PEAK

The Damn Dirty Geeks continue our roll discussing great entertainment moments with experts in their craft, thanks to popular character actor Jim Beaver. Jim prolific career is filled with memorable characters that made lasting impacts on the films and series in which he appeared, including DEADWOOD, SUPERNATURAL, JUSTIFIED, and recently Guillermo del Toro’s gothic drama CRIMSON PEAK.

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MIKE HILL: MAKER OF MONSTERS

This episode combines two of the DDG’s favorite things: the genre character sculptures of artist Mike Hill and our combined love for werewolves in the movies!
Mike Hill’s figures of movie characters including Lon Chaney as The Wolf Man, Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein creature and many more have been featured displays on horror conventions and are prized collectibles by genre devotees including Guillermo del Toro.

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THE JOHN CARPENTER LEGACY

Though a couple of our Geeks weren’t available for this episode, Jack, Scott and Frank Woodward recently gathered to share our appreciation for director John Carpenter, who has created at least two classics in his varied career yet remains an unsung director by the Hollywood studio system.

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MIKE MENDEZ: BIG ASS SPIDERS and MODERN HORRORS

The Damn Dirty Geeks take another stab and celebrating and studying the horror film genre with our special guest Mike Mendez, director of indie horror films including BIG ASS SPIDER!, LAVALANTULA and the 2015 horror anthology TALES OF HALLOWEEN.

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SAM WITWER Part 2: The STAR WARS Universe

The Damn Dirty Geeks have scored another fantastic two-part podcast episode with our special guest, actor Sam Witwer. The DDG and Sam talk about his film and TV series roles in Frank Darabont’s adaptation of Stephen King’s THE MIST, his part in the pilot of THE WALKING DEAD, and his starring role as the troubled vampire Aidan in SyFy’s hit series BEING HUMAN.

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TED NEWSOM REUNITES CHRISTOPHER LEE and PETER CUSHING

The Damn Dirty Geeks are back after a busy hiatus (of exciting new projects) with the first of a string of new podcast episodes! First up is our salute to two Hammer horror greats, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, who were united by our episode guest Ted Newsom in his superb documentary FLESH AND BLOOD: THE HAMMER HERITAGE OF HORROR. In this hour, Ted regails us and DDG listeners with tales of bringing Lee and Cushing together professionally for the final time as narrators of Newsom’s Hammer documentary, as Cushing passed away only three months after the duo recorded their parts in early 1994.

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

The Damn Dirty Geeks continue our ongoing discussion about the STAR WARS cinematic universe with our official review episode on THE FORCE AWAKENS. While we recorded this episode last December just after THE FORCE AWAKENS blasted into theaters for a billion-dollar box office run, we delayed publishing it to give as many STAR WARS fans and DDG listeners to see the film. The wait is over, and the Geeks’ lightsabers are clashing in full-force now!

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SAM WITWER Part 1: THE MIST and BEING HUMAN

The Damn Dirty Geeks have scored another fantastic two-part podcast episode with our special guest, actor Sam Witwer. The DDG and Sam talk about his film and TV series roles in Frank Darabont’s adaptation of Stephen King’s THE MIST, his part in the pilot of THE WALKING DEAD, and his starring role as the troubled vampire Aidan in SyFy’s hit series BEING HUMAN.

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GREG NICOTERO: more JAWS and DAWN OF THE DEAD

Year Two of the Damn Dirty Geeks podcast starts off big with our first podcast guest of 2016, director/executive producer/special effects master Greg Nicotero, who joins the DDG for two hours discussing one of our favorite films, Steven Spielberg’s thriller JAWS. In Part 1 of our evening with Greg Nicotero, he shares how seeing JAWS in 1975 prompted many nightmares and his earliest aspirations to learn how such movie creatures were made.

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WESTWORLD and the 1970s

Recorded in late 2015 but unleashed now, saddle up for this rollicking fun podcast episode taking aim at WESTWORLD, Michael Crichton’s 1973 futurist thriller, with side trips to discuss what the Damn Dirty Geeks love about 1970s cinema. While being a superb representation of cinematic tastes in 1973, WESTWORLD also proved highly influential on science fiction/action films to come amid the burgeoning computer boom in the decade.

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