Today the old geek and young geek are talking to Chad Terpstra, for whom pipes are practically a way of life.
Chad's shooting a feature length documentary about pipes-men (and women). We learn all about this oddly specific hobby/lifestyle.
So whether you're smoking exotic leaf from an $18,000 object d'art or just shovin' some 'backy in the old corncob, check it out!
Max Lopez has done stop-motion animation on Adventure Time and Amazon's Tumble Leaf. So we chopped it up about cartoons, cartoons, and cartoons! Are we living through a golden age of animation? How do you get started as an animator? Is Steven Universe awesome or what?
We've re-tooled Old Geek Young Geek a bit, and are coming at you with a slightly different, more general focus.
This week, we're talking to Paul Hungerford. An actor/improviser/director and geek, Paul has performed with The Groundlings, Acme Comedy Theater and more, as well as appearing in feature films, TV shows, commercials. He's also a huge geek, and his latest project is a series of nerd-oriented improv show at Impro theater in Los Angeles. Check it out here:
This week, we're talking about gaming and kids, discussing the challenges and opportunities video games mixing with children presents. The young and old geek are joined by video game writer, dad, and all-around awesome guy Gus Mastrapa and Dexter Johnson, age 8, the next generation of gamer.
We all like wasting time playing games, but can games be more than that? Scott and Steve have very different takes on the matter, as they discuss whether games teach us life lessons, whether time you enjoy wasting is actually wasted, and whether Cheap Trick's "Surrender" is the greatest rock song ever written. (Spoiler Alert: It is.)
This week, we're joined by Kevin Kelly, a longtime gamer and writer at Riot Games. We're talking about how other people see gamers, why everyone in gaming is so angry all the time, and what's the deal with gamergate, anyway.
In this the 16th episode of Old Geek Young Geek, we talk open world vs. on-a-track game design. We also discuss how incredible awesome The Fantastic Four is and how terrible Straight Outta Compton is. Wait, I mean the opposite. Anyway, give a listen. You'll be glad you did.