The Goadkicker Podcast v.2

The Goadkicker Podcast v.2

By Goadkicker
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.
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Episode 31: Star Wars prequels, Van Hagar, Cancel Culture
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 ?!
1:12:27
December 4, 2019
Episode 30: Bossk, Package, Macy's Parade
Season 4 of Goadkicker starts here! Each episode features 3 "stories"... Three topics that inspire a quick discussion and a bit of Goadkicker's patented stream of consciousness exploration. Enjoy!
1:02:23
November 26, 2019
Episode 29: New look coming soon
Watch this space
18:47
November 22, 2019
Episode 28: Disney+
Off beat episode of Goadkicker looking at the new streaming service.
53:37
November 13, 2019
Episode 27: Show Don't Tell in nerd fiction
What can you learn from costumes, sets, body language, and other artistic choices outside of text dumps?
1:14:31
November 5, 2019
Episode 26: Warhammer - an intro
Hoo boy. Want to spend a mint in a hobby? Consider Warhammer, the Games Workshop game/hobby that is quietly one of the most healthy and rewarding fantasy experiences out there.
1:15:31
October 28, 2019
Episode 25: wrestling and anxiety eating
We talk briefly about pro wrestling and Jim Cornette, but mostly about nerd health and using food to self medicate
1:18:37
October 15, 2019
Episode 24: horror and nerd competition
Why do we constantly attempt to prove that we are the bigger, better, and longer running fan of nerd IPs?! Also, let's talk the laws of horror
1:03:14
October 7, 2019
Episode 23: Community activity & Jim Rome
Hot takes. The life blood of social media. What happens when confronted over a hot take and what point do they serve?
1:16:42
September 30, 2019
Episode 22: Nerd Vice
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?
48:10
September 25, 2019
Episode 21 - nerd sleep and villains
What makes a villain a villain? What motivation needs to be considered in fiction to make an antagonist memorable and not wooden? Also, does your sleep schedule predispose you to nerdery?
1:06:54
September 18, 2019
Episode 20: podcasting and Lake Lord update
Carl’s state of the Union address for Lake Lord Publishing
1:10:59
September 17, 2019
Episode 19 - nerd aging, It, bullies
Getting old happens to nerds too. How does it effect us differently? I also review It part 1 and talk about the prevalence of bullying.
1:12:10
September 16, 2019
Episode 18 - banning Harry Potter
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.
1:11:37
September 11, 2019
Episode 17 - the NFL, betting, and you
What does Andrew Luck have to do with your MASK toy collection? Find out on episode 17. @carlsmithwriter on Twitter, www.lakelord.com
53:01
September 3, 2019
Episode 16: dragons lair and gaming
This is a “get back in the saddle” episode. With all the novel launch nuttiness I’ve lost my approach to podcasting. So I pulled a topic out of the hat and this is the result.
51:19
July 24, 2019
Episode 15: Moleb and Gremlins
It’s Moleb Monday! Hop over to Amazon and buy my new fantasy novel Moleb the Giant (also available for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo e-readers & apps). We also talk about the movie Gremlins.
50:11
July 15, 2019
Episode 014: cloud gaming and google stadia
Can you build a persistently viable gaming computer for under $100? Maybe. Cloud gaming is coming. Twitter @carlsmithwriter www.patreon.com/carldsmith
1:12:30
June 26, 2019
Episode 013: fiction affecting personality and vice versa
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
55:27
May 30, 2019
Episode 012: BONUS Game of Thrones / Akira endings
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
1:08:08
May 21, 2019
Episode 011: Memory and Songs
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
1:01:16
May 20, 2019
Episode 010: The Internet
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 carlsmithwriter@gmail.com
1:01:09
May 13, 2019
Episode 009: You are all NPCs
What happens when we live our lives like everyone else in an NPC in our own immersive RPG? Contact me on Twitter at @carlsmithwriter and check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/carldsmith
53:52
May 8, 2019
Episode 008: Nerd Parents
Parents: your family deserves more from you than your carefully curated taste in pop culture. So does your wallet.
55:15
April 30, 2019
Episode 007 - Fantasy and Cardinal Fates
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 carlsmithwriter@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/carldsmith Website www.lakelord.com
40:02
April 24, 2019
Episode 006: English Football
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 carlsmithwriter@gmail.com  Support the show and writing projects at Patreon as low as $1/month
45:42
April 24, 2019
Episode 005: Gundam
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. 
1:13:44
April 16, 2019
Episode 004: Nerd Church Returns
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). 
1:09:47
April 15, 2019
Episode 003: Stuck Fandom
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! 
42:49
April 12, 2019
Episode 002: Fortnite Banned?
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. 
45:50
April 10, 2019
Episode 001: The Return of Goadkicker
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. 
29:34
April 9, 2019