It's been one year since Kelly and Kurt launched Stay Cool, Geek. In that time, they've ranted, raved, and gone deep on a myriad of topics. Whether it's putting Marvel Studios in historical context, the excitement of the upcoming Star Wars movies, fighting crab grass, arcade dreams of yore, or the ins and outs of the film industry, they've covered a lot of ground. They're still trying to figure out if this geek obsession is healthy at their age, and more importantly, they're still trying to stay cool.
Here then, are the top 10 most downloaded episodes of Stay Cool, Geek. It's a fantastic way to jump in, catch up, and get acquainted with the show and what you can expect on a weekly basis. IN DESCENDING ORDER.... Also, Be sure to subscribe in iTunes!
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10. EPS 10: CHRISTMAS GEEK STORIES: Michael Keaton has a long history in the Larson family household. It involves a mannequin. And Kelly longs for the vintage Death Star playset. A special holiday episode filled with reflections of excitement and humiliation.
9. EPS 43: MR. KEATON HOSTS SNL: Showcasing the fact that the show continues to grow, this episode jumps from SNL to Damon & Affleck to Family Ties. Plus, Kurt gets a bit sarcastic about Disney's Epcot Maelstrom closing. SAVE THE OIL RIG MOVIE!
8. EPS 26: CHANNING TATUM & THE FLASH, WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN: The guys talk about lots of movie trailers, including apprehensions about The Flash TV show, and Kurt transitions every topic with a Creed song title reference. Yes, really.
7. EPS 32: DRACULA, CHANGE YOUR SHEETS: What the hell is Dracula Untold?!? Plus, lots of indiefilm talk and possible Oscar contenders. More importantly, the guys release the first information regarding their second podcast, BAD HEADSHOTS.
6. EPS 35: COMIC-CON, REPORT TO JURY DUTY: Rumors, predictions, & thoughts on the impending comic-con. Too bad nothing really happened this year. But hey, ever wonder what it's like to serve on a jury? Find out plus thoughts on The Rock's career thus far.
5. EPS 20: SURROUNDED BY REPTILIANS: Weird fan conventions. Kelly doesn't stay cool in regards to Paul Reiser. Atari vs. Intellivision. Baseball Cards. Even Music talk. One of Kurt's favorite episodes... a ton of fun.
4. EPS. 22: THE STAR WARS CARBONITE MUSEUM: Kurt reflects on private tours of both Lucasfilm & Skywalker Ranch. Seriously, what else do you need to know? The artifacts inside are glorious... come find out.
3. EPS. 1: DENGAR, THE BRETT FAVRE OF BOUNTY HUNTERS: The Stay Cool, Geek pilot is much like the Seinfeld pilot... a bit clunky, a bit unsure, but full of potential. At least we think so. But we're a bit crazy. More importantly, the Star Wars pinball machine saga has begun.... No, we don't think we're Seinfeld FYI. It's a joke.
2. EPS. 31: KITBASHING MONSTERS & INNOVATORS: A special double episode! In this bonus episode, Kurt relays his time and experiences in Pittsburgh at Monster Bash, where they screened his directorial debut Son of Ghostman for classic monster fans. Looking for something deeper in a podcast? This has it.
1. EPS. 42: SHAZAM'S HONDA ACCORD: Um, well, we don't really know why this is the most downloaded show. That's as honest as we can be. Perhaps it's the strange and unexplained act of hundreds of downloads from other countries. No, seriously. Why this episode got downloaded from far off lands and not another? We don't know, but in it we discuss RDJ's future at Marvel, Adam West, and Kurt's newest short film.
Most importantly people, thank you for all the support! It's been an amazing first podcasting year, and we look forward to the next year and many more afterward!