A look into the world through Carl colored glasses. Goadkicker examines pop culture from a little different angle than most; attention is given to the ethics, psychology, and accountability of the industry. We'll talk about everything from skateboarding and comic books to religion and drug use. Slightly rebellious, light on sanctimony.
Sometimes our opinions and views have more to do with our own internal nonsense than they do the subjects intrinsic value or worth. How often do you let this bias slip in and what do you do to evaluate things fairly? Have your opinions ever changed? How great is Love Walks In ?!
How often do nerd gatherings center around alcohol? Are nerds predisposed to chemical use/abuse? Am I over thinking the frequency people feel the need to offer unsolicited info about their private vice?
Did banning Harry in 2019 make you mad? Did you laugh? Are you cool with that? The age old debate of what a religious person should and should not allow into their mind continues in an age where imaginative fiction reigns popular culture.
Has a comic book or movie affected how you live life? Has your attitude or worldview limited what art you allow yourself to experience? Twitter @carlsmithwriter www.lakelord.com Patreon www.patreon.com/carldsmith
As crazy as it seems, sometimes fiction is adapted for screen before the ending is written. We may need to be a little more forgiving in our acceptance of the final products, and adaptations in general. Twitter @carlsmithwriter www.lakelord.com www.patreon.com/carldsmith
Where were you the first time you heard Cherry Pie? Did Gleemonex make you remember dancing Funky Town? Music can tie vivid memories together. We discuss. Also Spaceballs. Twitter @carlsmithwriter www.lakelord.com www.patreon.con/carldsmith
What do Dune, Chuck Palahniuk, spirts betting, Cardinal Fates, Masamune Shirow, Racquel Darrian, and the Hamster Dance have in common? The internet. Reach out to me on Twitter at @carlsmithwriter or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I talk about writing fantasy and the approach I’m taking to make the world of Cardinal Fates unique. Reach out on Twitter @carlsmithwriter or email email@example.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/carldsmith Website www.lakelord.com
Sports fandom is every bit as intense and silly as other nerdy endeavors. Today we look at one with some unique and fascinating facets... English football! That soccer to some of you. Interact with me on Twitter @carlsmithwriter or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Giant robots fighting. Teenage boys discovering the horrors of adulthood. The unrelenting compromise and tragic consequence of war. Welcome to Gundam. It's Gundam's 40th anniversary, and I celebrate by giving a very surface review of its sprawling history. Interact with me on Twitter at @carlsmithwriter and don't forget to consider supporting my creative output or visiting my current projects.
You got to let other people enjoy stuff. Also, religion is a tough fandom to be a part of. Interact with us at @carlsmithwriter and check out Lake Lord Publishing and my Patreon (your support would be tremendously appreciated).
Ever get fandom stuck where it shouldn't be? Here at Goadkicker we are convinced that those of us older, wiser nerds should be evaluating our fandom a little more closely to make sure we are using them as directed. Mostly we need to look at ourselves. Interact and comment over on my Twitter feed @carlsmithwriter, peek in to follow my publishing career at Lake Lord Publishing, or support my creative endeavors at my Patreon!
Another episode already? Well, like anything worth doing practice makes perfect. Carl is a little rusty and is wanting to get back into gameday shape. Speaking of games, on this episode we talk a little (too little honestly) about D&D, and we discuss Fortnite... and if it is something we should be setting some boundaries around. Don't forget to check out my Patreon and the homepage for Lake Lord Publishing! Follow and interact with Carl on Twitter at @carlsmithwriter.
Well that was unexpected! Carl welcomes himself back and talks a little about the state of podcasting and what it might say about the state of Americans. Don't forget to check out my Patreon and the homepage for Lake Lord Publishing. Follow and interact with me on Twitter at @carlsmithwriter.