Random Geek Culture in West Virginia

Random Geek Culture in West Virginia

By Luke Hersey
It is what the name implies, the random culture of the geek nation from the perspective of a couple of West Virginia boys.

We talk about Movies, TV, books, videogames, toys, etc.

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S3EP33 How to survive Post-Apocalyptic Appalachia with Rudy Reyes! part2
Tonight is part 2 of our How to survive Post-Apocalyptic Appalachia series. In the last episode we discussed with Lance how to survive with sustainable farming, today we will hear how to survive in the tactile sense. To discuss survival tactics we have the Apocalypse Man himself, Rudy Reyes! Rudy is a ex-Marine and has a wide range of tactical and survival skills. Listen in as he imparts his wisdom on not only how to survive but the mindset we need to stay in when in a situation like this. So tune in while Alex and Luke pick the brain of Rudy Reyes. Rudy can be found at: http://www.rudyreyes.com/ His nonprofit organization: https://forceblueteam.org/
October 20, 2019
S3EP32 How to survive Post-Apocalyptic Appalachia part 1
Tonight we are talking about how to survive Post-Apocalyptic Appalachia. Our guest tonight is Lance, a local farmer, while Luke hosts and Mike co-hosts. In Post-Apocalyptic Appalachia you would have to survive by sustaining yourself, after the cans run out you will need to farm. That is what Lance will talk to us about, sustainable farming! He is currently doing this at his own farm and having fantastic results, so he is here to break down the process. If you like this episode come back in a few days as we talk with Rudy Reyes about survival from a tactical sense.
October 18, 2019
S3EP31 Don't be a TOOL you JOKER (Spoiler)
Tonight my guest is Kody, a long time local hard rocker. We will be looking into the new album from TOOL, Fear Inoculum, and discussing some of the contention around the album. In the second half we will having a SPOILER discussion about the Joker movie and analize what makes it tick. This episode still stays within our PG13 rating however the material is a little darker in this episode. Thanks in advance for listining!
October 10, 2019
New Season starts with WVPopCon! S3E30
We will update this episode thoughout the weekend! Interviews, banter, sales, and geeks!
September 7, 2019
RGCWV Ep 29 Pixar, Drones, and Fan Theories (season 2 finale)
Luke, Mike, and Alex talk Pixar! We talk about the Pixar Theory and also Luke's theory about Woody. Josh also stops in to talk about drones and his HEAD-O-COPTER! Thanks for listening to RGCWV and we will bring you more next season! SuperCarlinBrothers Complete Pixar Theory: https://youtu.be/RgpJPVoDZf8
July 17, 2019
RGCWV Ep 28 D&D ReRolled
Join us tonight as Luke and Alex sit down with Dan and Jesse from ReRolled game studio. They are based right here in North Central WV and are working on a rule book for D&D, based on the 3.5 modern core. Listen to their take on what they are working on, a story from a demo play through, and plans for their future projects. Check it out and be intrigued. Links to their media: twitch.tv/rerollgamesltd https://twitter.com/rerollgamesltd www.facebook.com/RerollGamesStudio
July 6, 2019
RGCWV Ep 27 Geeks in Central WV
Tonight we sit down with Jarod and Greg, two residents of central WV. Now they both have a unique knowledge of what WV has to offer, for not only geeks, but what every citizen of our great state. Greg we have had on our show before, he runs the VB BobbleHead Twitter account ( https://twitter.com/BobbleheadVb ) and has a deep understanding of what WV has and what we can experience if we just keep our eyes open. Jarod Ramsey is the co owner of JesterLine in Buckhannon ( https://www.facebook.com/JesterLineGT/ ) and the first Game Center in West Virginia.   If you have never listened in before or a ling time fan, this is a fantastic episode to listen to.
June 25, 2019
RGCWV Ep 26 E3 2019 Nintendo Treehouse
Tonight we finish the E3 conference with the Nintendo direct. We talk about Zelda, Animal Crossing, Super Smash Brothers, and much more. Join Luke, Mike, and Alex as we close up this years E3!
June 22, 2019
RGCWV Ep 25 E3 2019 Retrospective
What can I say, this is a long episode and it was so long I had to break up our E3 Retrospective into 2 episodes! We go over the best games to look out for over the next year EXCEPT Nintendo, that will be our part 2 that will publish this weekend. Microsoft, Bethesda, Cyberpunk, AMD, Square Enix, EA, etc. Strap in as we try to cover almost everything the biggest video game conference has to offer!
June 18, 2019
RGCWV Ep 24 Geeks in North Central
Tonight we have a very special episode that starts a new episode mini series highlighting different Geek groups from across our state. Today we focus on North Central WV talking Jon Hays(organizer of WV PopCon), Jeff Norton and Tesh Moore(Outer Rim Praxeum Light saber School) and Alex McLean(WVU Fencing Club) Let us unite together as one group in this epic episode of GEEKDOM! Show Notes: The West Virginia Popular Culture and Comic Book Convention (also known as WVPopCon) is a convention spanning many of today’s most popular entertainment elements.  We are including Exhibitors, Creators, and Panels on the latest and greatest of Comics, Movies/TV, Toys, Anime, Manga, and Games. The West Virginia Popular Culture Convention is held at the Mylan Park Expo Center located at 500 Mylan Park Lane in Morgantown,WV. Sept 7th and 8th https://www.facebook.com/WVPop/ Contact us at: info@wvpop.com  The Outer Rim Praxeum is a "not-for-profit" school that teaches an interpretation of the seven traditional lightsaber forms of the Star Wars universe. Our duels are competitive and unchoregraphed! https://www.facebook.com/OuterRimPraxeum/ https://outerrimpraxeum.wixsite.com/ Contact us at: outerrimpraxeum@gmail.com  The WVU fencing club meets every week during the university semester at 6:00pm on Wednesdays and Sundays at the Mylan Expo Center, carpooling options are available for transportation. Check out some pictures on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2229582580/ https://fencingclub.orgs.wvu.edu/ Contact us at: wvufencing@gmail.com 
May 28, 2019
RGCWV EP 23 Oh Snap, the game has ended (Spoilers)
In this episode of Random Geek Culture in West Virginia we talk about the Avengers Endgame movie! Mike, Alex and I pick apart the movie and try to explain some of the more difficult concepts in the movie as well as point out some Easter eggs you may have missed. We also compare it to other films that have come before it that it is competing with in the box office, like Avatar.
May 10, 2019
RGCWV Ep 22 Welcome to the Endgame (no spoilers)
Today is the premiere of Avengers Endgame! We finally get the conclusion of the 22 films that came before it, and what a ride it has been. If you are worried about watching Endgame and forgetting important details from the first 22 movies we have you covered. In this thrilling episode we sum up all the movies leading up to Endgame in one hour and 20 minutes. So sit back and relax as we take you on the trip that the Avengers has laid out for Luke, Mike, Jason, and Alex.
April 25, 2019
RGCWV EP 21 Good news for anyone who loves Modest Mouse
In this episode Mike and I talk about the Indy Rock Band Modest Mouse. We talk on our favorite songs, favorite videos, the bands history, influences, and effect that they have had on us. We also talk about their process and things that make them unique. Secondly we talk about movie trailers, amazon items, egg drop competitions, and much more. Hope you enjoy!
April 12, 2019
RCGWV EP 20 Stadia and xCloud run on GaaS
Luke, Alex, and Aaron dig into the technical side of the Game Streaming or GaaS (Gaming as a Service) platforms, ie; Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud, nVidia GaaS, Apple Arcade. There are a lot "As a Service" platforms, and all of them have benefits and drawbacks and we are going to unpack that for you. Also tonight we have Joshes Gadget Gallery and we talk about how to get into 3D printing and what the benefits are pitfalls.
March 30, 2019
RGCWV Ep 19 The Marvelous Miss Carol
In this episode of RGCWV Mike and Luke review Captain Marvel. For those who have not seen it yet we do not spoil in the first segment. In our second segment we are not worrying about spoilers so don't listen to the second half if you have not seen it yet. We cover the late Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Nick Furry, special effects, female protagonists and much more. We also talk about Drone flying on Joshes Gadget Gallery.
March 14, 2019
RGCWV Ep 18 A video game Soundbyte Symphony
In this episode we take a look and listen to some of the best video game sound tracks of the last 30ish years. Join Mike and Luke on a journey of reminiscing the best video game music, how they were made, and how they where able to make so much so little. A little preview of this list is; Final Fantasy, Zelda, Halo, Mario, Mega Man, Doom, and much more.
March 5, 2019
RGCWV EP 17 Disney magic is not a Figment
This episode is not PG-13 like other episodes of the podcast. In this episode we talk about the little known facets of Disney and it better know Disney world. Take this drunken journey with us and maybe plan your next Disney vacation on our advice. Our guests are local Disney experts Zane and Mark in front of a LIVE studio audience!
February 23, 2019
RGCWV Ep 16 The Fallout of the Freemium Experience
Tonight we discuss a subject that we touched on during quick news and that realized we should spend an entire episode talking about, that is the growing disparity of quality in AAA gaming and Free to play gaming. My co host is Mike Mallow and Alex McLean. With use to talk about this we have Dave known from the Podcast Vault Boys WV where they bridge the gap of Fallout 76 Appalachia and real life West Virginia. We also have returning Greg also known as the VBBobbleHead where he will take his Real Vault Boy Bobble Head and place it in different scenes in WV for a fantastic picture. email us at RandomWVGeek@gmail.com call us at 304-566-9777 
February 13, 2019
RGCWV Ep 15 The Yuppies Virtual Network
Tonight we first will geek out hard on the UK band Radiohead. Radiohead was favorite of me and Mike fore several year, though that has dulled over the year we can still talk about how amazing this band both was and still is in a lot of ways. Later we will have our second segment, Joshes Gadget Gallery where we will talk about Joshes new hobby, Virtual Reality. Quick news: Free to play games and the future of console gaming iPhone Video Bug that has bad implications Dragon Ball Super Broly about to hit 100 mil world wide No real update on FF7 remake but a HD mod is out for PC Lastly here is Luke's Radiohead playlist on Google Play Music made public https://play.google.com/music/playlist/AMaBXylpkcEFejy_BF2DUtSB7GC51nqB_xQFg9GA75faHezDbyZk5zsOCN-JFnpxQxxPjXC-F66-xNSJOSiHKGHiCw6GICbiJw%3D%3D Email us at RandomWVGeek@gmail.com Call us at 304-566-9777  
February 4, 2019
RGCWV Ep 14 BrolyZ BIG Movie
In this episode we talked about the new Dragon Ball movie Broly. We have split this episode into two separate sections the first being a non-spoiler review save one unavoidable spoiler, and the second is a full spoiler review. Tonight is also the first episode that will include the new segment Josh's Gadget gallery, where we discuss the new gadgets and hobbies that he's got going on. If you like the sound of the Dragon Ball Super Broly movie and want to go see it it is in select theaters this week including the Meadowbrook Mall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Thursday and Friday.
January 21, 2019
RGCWV Uncut presentation of EP 13 Games that will blow your Cartridge
I cut a lot out of this episode and I wanted to put it out there as the raw recording was very good in my book.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
January 20, 2019
RGCWV Ep 13 Games that blow your cartridge
Tonight is the first episode of Season 2 and we are talking about our most influential video games of the 90s. This does not reflect the best games of the 90s however some of these are listed as some of the best games of all time on several credible outlets. These are the games that shaped Mike and I into gamers in semi chronological order to how we played them, not how they were released.
January 11, 2019
RGCWV Ep 12 This Game will be Avenged (season finale)
Tonight is our season finale, and with me is my co-host is Alex. we talk about how the season went,  other podcast, our next season and some of the changes and much more.... Like ROMs and Mods, and  the Avengers teaser! Also I want to thank everyone for an awesome first season and wish you all a Merry Christmas! Zelda lost game at: http://bszelda.zeldalegends.net/bszelda.shtml
December 21, 2018
RGCWV Ep 11 Super Awesome Podcast Brothers
In this episode we review Super Smash Brothers Ultimate! I am joined by Mike, Alex, and Bella. We will go over the single player experience, multiplayer experience, online multiplayer, graphics, character creation, and much more.
December 16, 2018
RGCWV Ep 10 Too much Disney too little time
In this episode we talk about our anticipation level for 23 movies coming in the next year. We also talk about Disney's market share of modern cinema. Listen to us talk about: Lego Movie 2, Secrete Life of Pets 2, Aladdin, Lion king, Dumbo, Mary Poppins, Aqua-man Into the Spiderverse, Transformers Bumblebee, What men Want, Once upon a Deadpool, Dragon Ball Super:Brolly, X-Men Dark Phoenix, Avengers 4, Captain Marvel, Star Wars 9, Detective Pikachu, Toy Story 4, Glass, How to train your Dragon 3, Alita Battle Angel, Holms & Watson, and Joker
December 9, 2018
RGCWV Ep 9 Let the Ralph out
We are back after Thanksgiving and ready to review Ralph breaks the Internet and Daredevil season 3. I am joined by Mike Mallow and Jason Smith. We also talk about the passing of the SpongeBob creator, Warframe for switch, Red Dead 2 Battle Royal, and much more.
December 2, 2018
RGCWV Bonus EP 8.5 The Fallout of 76 bad reviews
Bonus Episode Today I get on my soap box about the bad reviews flooding in about Fallout76. I discussed not only my issue with these reviews but also the defense of the game.
November 21, 2018
RGCWV Ep 8 That will do Rad Pig (Fallout 76 retrospective)
On this episode we review Fallout76 from our experiences with the BETA but from the perspective of a few West Virginia boys. We compare the game to IRL West Virginia and if they did our state justice. We also officially announced Mike's book Heartspark, listen to his quick summary and why you should try it out. Our guest tonight is Greg, also from WV, you may know from his Twitter page @BobbleheadVb where he take a Vault Boy all over West Virginia and takes pictures of our beautiful WV scenery with the Bobblehead in it. Side note we will not be in next week or the week after for the Holidays, hopefully this episode will give you you RGCWV fix.
November 11, 2018
RGCWV Ep 7 OK Timothy Network
This Episode we have Mike back as my co-host and Aaron as my guest so we can reminisce about the good old days of our previous ventures. Tonight we look back at how our youth got away from us and how growing up suck. Please sit back and relax to the ravings of three equally mad men. Also Heartspark.
November 5, 2018
RGCWV Ep 6 Dragonzoid
Tonight Alex McLean joins me as my Co-host and my guest is my Daughter Bella. We talk about the Dragon Ball Super Brolly movie and Freakazoid. We also talk about the issues with the Fallout 76 beta. Also Heartspark.
October 28, 2018
RGCWV Ep 5 Power of Extra Life
Tonight our guest is Brian Moats, he is an organizer of the Extra Life Charity, and My Co-Host is Mike Mallow. We talk about the Extra Life Charity, Switch VR, Cold opens, Ubisoft, and the power of love. Also Heartspark.
October 21, 2018
RGCWV Ep 4 Doctor Small Feet (Spoilers!)
Tonight we are joined with Alex Mclean, Jason Smith, and my Co-Host Mike Mallow. We review the new Doctor on Doctor Who, series spoilers included. Also We review the movie Small Foot I did not mention in this episode, but Heartspark comes to Amazon November 7th!
October 14, 2018
RCGWV Ep 3 Welcome to the Venomverse
Tonight we review the new "Paul Simon" album and the new "Twenty One Pilots" album. Also Jason Smith joins us again to review Venom the movie. We also talk about Heartspark.
October 8, 2018
RGCWV Ep 2 A streaming Cliff Hanger
Tonight we have a special guest, Jason Smith of Pendelton Co WV. He is a movie buff at heart, with some classic video game roots. Tonight we are going to talk about the Play Station Classic and the possible N64 Classic. Also we are going to talk about the current streaming and cliffhanger problems that networks and providers are currently stuck in. Also Heart Spark.
September 30, 2018
RGCWV Ep 1 And so it begins
Random Geek Culture in West Virginia. It is what the name implies, the random culture of the geek nation from the perspective of a couple of West Virginia boys. We talk about Movies, TV, book, videogames, toys, etc. Geeks United! Tonight is the first debut of RGCWV. This is the 45min demo of Me and Mikes first podcast about Geek Culture. In this episode we talk about Books, Mike's Book included, Movies, TV, and video games. This episode has undergone a lot of re-cuts and I am now ready to show it off. Hope everyone likes it as much as we had making it.
September 25, 2018
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