Get To The Good Part - A Ready Player Two Podcast
By Get To The Good Part
‘Get To The Good Part’ is a podcast driven by a deep love and appreciation for Ernest Cline’s books “Ready Player One” and “Ready Player Two.” We started the show with the premise that there were Gunters like us out there on the hunt for more. What we found was a passionate community who welcomed our humble podcast with open arms.
Thanks for tuning in to our podcast. Now, let’s Get to the Good Part!
Thanks for tuning in to our podcast. Now, let’s Get to the Good Part!
Chapter 0011 - Ready Player Two
"You're dead already!" Sarah Connor once exclaimed; but she's not talking about Art3mis! She hit the ground running, and so are we, as the level of excitement makes a significant uptick. Our favorite gunters are back in style, and ready to solve the latest riddle. The second shard is waiting, so let's Get To The Good Part!
October 11, 2021
Chapter 0010 - Ready Player Two
Our favorite gunters prepare to set off on the only path laid before them, but what clever tricks will unfold? In this episode we tackle the difficulties of parachuting, the real-world skills that come out of gaming, and some theories about slowing down time in the digital space. Grab your chute and throw open the door because it's time to Get To The Good Part!
August 27, 2021
Chapter 0009 - Ready Player Two
This chapter is Dropping Bombs like The Gap Band with a WTF moment every page in! The ghost has arrived, flipped the table, and cast a grin leaving the High Five and Chris losing their sh*t. It's getting good so let's Get To The Good Part!
August 19, 2021
Chapter 0008 - Ready Player Two
From the frying pan into the oven, Z's world is getting turned upside down. Og is gone, logs have been erased, and someone let a certain someone out of prison. Dogs and cats, living together... MASS HYSTERIA! It couldn't get worse right? Right?! Things are starting to get crazy which means it's time to Get To The Good Part!
August 12, 2021
Grail Diary Chapter 12 - Ghostbusters Afterlife Trailer 2
We are bursting with excitement over the new Ghostbusters Afterlife trailer that dropped a few days ago. So excited, in fact, that we dropped everything and recorded a fresh take on the goings-on in Summerville. What does the new trailer tell us that the previous didn't? Step away from your spores, molds and fungus, and let's Get To The Good Part! Links from this episode: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer 2 Ray's Occult Books (Ghostbusters 2)
August 1, 2021
Chapter 0007 - Ready Player Two
Seven Shards of the Siren's Soul... Chapter 7... that must mean something, right? There's a lot of familiar territory in this chapter, and we're ready to unpack them all for you. It's time to push it, push it real good. No whammies, no whammies, and... Get To The Good Part!
July 5, 2021
Chapter 0006 - Ready Player Two
The student has become the master! Wade pops into existence and your favorite gunters have a flashback to a familiar first encounter in a quaint dungeon on Ludus. Is this a foretelling of a potential relationship, what's with this mix-tape, and is Kira's no-boys-allowed room made up from what Halliday imagined it would look like, or did someone with inside knowledge fill in the details? It's time to find the first shard so let’s Get To The Good Part! Want to check out some of the things we mentioned in this episode? Check out these links: Morrissey: There is a light that never goes out RollingStone: Morrissey's Manager Blasts 'The Simpsons' After Episode Mocks Singer
June 13, 2021
Chapter 0005 - Ready Player Two
We’re back to Planet Middletown, checking out Og’s basement, getting a little existential, and trying not to bump into anything while snooping on the Low Five. It’s time to get psyched, step into the ring, and pretend to wrestle your conscience! If you’re ready to hack the planet, let’s Get To The Good Part! Want to check out some of the things we mentioned in this episode? Check out these links: Hackers “Cyberdelia” Ferris Bueller's Day Off “He’s a Righteous Dude” Beetlejuice Trailer
April 25, 2021
Chapter 0004 - Ready Player Two
Parzival has doubled down on his search for the shards as we pick apart his futile efforts, contemplate the number 7, and think on the new found value of time and the toll being paid as he progresses to each dead end. Is he really enjoying the hunt or has it become a grind? And then, the email! Open your inbox and let’s Get to the Good Part!
March 16, 2021
Chapter 0003 Part 2 - Ready Player Two
The ONI sounds like a great solution to the current pandemic, doesn’t? It’s time to dive into just how crappy things are for Parzival, ponder how the OASIS is like the weather service, and talk about whether or not Arty--excuse me, Art3mis--is being set up as an antagonist in this story. Let’s have a kiki, and Get To The Good Part! Want to check out some of the things we mentioned in this episode? Check out these links: The Bouba/Kiki Effect Scissor Sisters “Let’s Have a Kiki” Four Nerds of the Apocalypse
February 21, 2021
Chapter 0003 Part 1 - Ready Player Two
Parzival is trying to get back into the zone back on Falco, but doesn’t have much to show for it. No one is feeling particularly envious of Mr. Watts after Chapter 0003, but there isn’t much time for sympathy, we have a security update to approve. Get ready to sign the dotted line, and Get To The Good Part! Want to check out some of the things we mentioned in this episode? Check out these links: Consumer Probe: Irwin Mainway - SNL Clerks | 'Number 37'
February 15, 2021
Chapter 0002 Part 2 - Ready Player Two
Initiating AI Therapy Session. Time to talk some more about Chapter 0002! Who would you pick as your virtual therapist? It’s time to flesh out your Motiv, because we’re getting rather vulnerable here. Hit play on your favorite track from Tapioca Shindig, and let’s Get To The Good Part! Want to check out some of the things we mentioned in this episode? Check out these links: Dr. Sbaitso Spies Like Us Queeng Playing Cards
January 31, 2021
Chapter 0002 Part 1 - Ready Player Two
Summon your favorite butler-bot and order your favorite breakfast! Let’s sink our teeth into Chapter 0002. Roger, Roger! It’s time to dig into AI, trust issues, wardrobe diversity, and so much more! Make an appointment with your virtual therapist, and then Get To The Good Part! Want to check out some of the things we mentioned in this episode? Check out these links: Boston Dynamics robots dancing to “Do You Love Me?” Every 'Roger Roger' in Star Wars | Star Wars By the Numbers Roger Roger - Airplane! Double Robotics
January 23, 2021
Chapter 0001 Part 2 - Ready Player Two
Let's talk about relationships. That’s right... it’s time we talk about Wade and Samantha, and the things you probably shouldn't do when arguing with your significant other. Load up your Mandarax Translator, because it's time for Part 2 of our deep dive into Chapter 0001. Think about your Plan B, and let's Get to the Good Part!
January 11, 2021
Chapter 0001 Part 1 - Ready Player Two
Don't hit that snooze button on your vintage clock radio... It's time to start digging into Chapter 0001! Parzival is back in his hideout, back in the dumps, and itching for that ONI fix. Has Parizval turned into his idol? Get your Okagami NexSpex on, load your favorite virtual workout scene, and let's Get to the Good Part!
January 3, 2021
Chapter 0000 - Ready Player Two
Time to get your ONI on! After this chapter, who wouldn't? But how close are we to the ONI today? Is GSS becoming the next IOI? Will online sex lead to our extinction? Strap on your skull-hugger, get comfy, and let's Get To The Good Part!
December 22, 2020
Cutscene - Ready Player Two
'Ready Player Two' has finally arrived and it is a HUGE opener! Will the dangers of this new and exciting technology be used to kill players? Could Wade find Halliday as a ghost in the machine? Will there be a threat of extinction for human life as we know it? Or worse, will Wade have to apologize for using this tech before Samantha! Latch on your head-hugging ONI, hit the button to accept the dangers, and let's Get to the Good Part!
November 24, 2020
Gunter Chat Room: A Gunter Clan Interview
The countdown to "Ready Player Two" has begun! If you're an elite Gunter, you are probably already a member of The Official Ready Player One Gunter Clan of Facebook. If you're not, you better check it out and maybe even participate in the countdown to "Ready Player Two"--a live reading of "Ready Player One." In this episode, Chris and Aaron chat with Christopher Lafayette, the founder of The Official Ready Player One Gunter Clan of Facebook--the most popular "Ready Player One" themed Facebook group--and the organizer of the live reading. It's time to talk about all things Gunter, and Get To The Good Part!
November 4, 2020
'Ready Player Two' Synopsis Revealed at New York Comic Con!
Gunters! The word is out that Ernest Cline dropped the book flap synopsis for 'Ready Player Two' at New York ComicCon during his interview with Wil Wheaton. We wasted no time breaking it down for you. It's time to cut to the chase, and Get To The Good Part!
October 11, 2020
Grail Diary Chapter 11 - Brazil
“Good morning, Mr. Tuttle,” the elevator said as I stepped inside. “Floor please?” “Lobby,” I said hoarsely, and the elevator began to descend. “Harry Tuttle” was the name printed on my maintenance tech ID badge. I’d given the fictional Mr. Tuttle complete access to the entire building, then reprogrammed my indent anklet so that it was encoded with the Tuttle ID, making it function just like one of the security bracelets that maintenance techs wore. We have persevered to bring you our review of Terry Gilliam's (aka, Patsy) "Brazil". No need for a receipt, but you can still Get To The Good Part! This episode was originally published as a Chapter 31 bonus episode on December 13, 2018 to our Patreon campaign. If it's been a while since you listened to our breakdown of Chapter 31, give it a listen! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or wherever you get your podcasts.
September 7, 2020
'Ready Player Two' Synopsis Revealed!
While trying to decide where to purchase an autographed copy of 'Ready Player Two,' there was a discovery made that is now making waves across fan sites and groups: the 'Ready Player Two' synopsis. In case you hadn't guessed it, there's a new quest on the horizon. With over 100 days still remaining before we can all start reading, we are going to dive deep into the ten sentences containing everything we know about 'Ready Player Two'--so fair warning, spoilers ahead! Drop your jaws, erase the lines between the virtual and the real, and let's Get To The Good Part!
August 7, 2020
'Ready Player Two' Announced!
The moment we have all been waiting for... That's right, Gunters, "Ready Player Two" by Ernest Cline will be published on November 24, 2020! It's time to get suited and booted, because your hosts are ready to start dissecting the sequel, starting with the only thing we have: the book cover. When was the last time the release of a new book got you this excited? We don't know anything you don't know, so there are no spoilers here. Feel free to join us as we wonder what symbolism--if any--exists in the cover art, and talk about other wacky ideas about what might happen in "Ready Player Two." Let's not waste any time... let's Get To The Good Part!!!
July 9, 2020
Grail Diary Chapter 10 - Big Trouble in Little China
Everybody relax, we're here, and we're talkin’ to whoever’s listenin’ out there. Yes Gunters, we watched "Big Trouble in Little China" and we're not regretting it. You people sit tight, hold the fort, keep the home fires burning, Get To The Good Part! This episode was originally published as a Chapter 30 bonus episode on December 13, 2018 to our Patreon campaign. If it's been a while since you listened to our breakdown of Chapter 30, give it a listen! Listen on Apple Podcasts or Anchor. Aech seemed to be the one they knew the least about. His file contained very little information, and no photo—just a screenshot of his avatar. His real name was listed as “Henry Swanson,” but that was an alias used by Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China, so I knew it must be a fake.
May 26, 2020
Grail Diary Chapter 9 - THX 1138
We jump right into the first film by George Lucas, the dystopian flick called THX 1138. If we had a choice--and we didn't--we'd of watched something else, but the good news is, we watched it so you don't have to! The movie is about two people living in a repressive, underground and medicated society and what happens when they--gasp--stop taking their meds! (If you do actually want to watch this movie, you may need some meds to stay awake.) Turn on your holograms, and let's Get To The Good Part! This episode was originally published as a Chapter 29 bonus episode on October 10, 2018 to our Patreon campaign. If it's been a while since you listened to our breakdown of Chapter 29, give it a listen! Listen on Apple Podcasts or Anchor.
April 13, 2020
Grail Diary Chapter 8 - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Act 3)
It may have taken us a year to get here, but we can finally wrap up our three-part review of "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," and talk about some of the parallels with "Ready Player One." Don't worry, we are still picking thematic drinks for each Ex, and we threw in a few bonus drinks while we're at it. Grab your gin and tonic, Coke Zero, or whatever wets your whistle, and let's Get To The Good Part!
March 29, 2020
Grail Diary Chapter 8 - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Act 2)
We had so much to say about "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," we had to do this episode in multiple parts! It's time to deal with the dirty business of breaking up with Knives, and outsmarting (and outfighting) more of Ramona's evil exes. Get your hair dye ready, grab your favorite Deadly Ex themed drink, and let's Get To The Good Part!
March 8, 2020
Grail Diary Chapter 8 - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Act 1)
Just over a year ago, we decided to record a bonus episode about the movie "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World." Obviously, we never got around to posting it, but better late than never. If there were ever a non-1980s movie that deserves to be included in Parzival's Grail Diary, this is it! Join us for this in-depth review of a movie that ranks at the top of both of our lists of favorite movies. One might say, we are in lesbians with this movie. We have 7 Deadly Exes to go through, and to numb the pain we are having a special drink for each Evil Ex! This could get interesting. It's time to dress up like a pirate, grab a board to do a grindy thingy, and Get To The Good Part!
February 23, 2020
Grail Diary Chapter 7 - The Breakfast Club
Can you believe that Chris has never watched The Breakfast Club? I know, right? Can you think of something better to do on a Saturday? We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a little time to watch this movie. We knew it was the right thing to do. But we think you're crazy if you didn't expect us to record a podcast about it. Did you ever doubt us? You see us as you want to see us... in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. You see us as gunters. Does that answer your question? Grab your very nutritious lunch, with all the food groups represented, and let's Get To The Good Part!
February 9, 2020
Grail Diary Chapter 6 - Ghostbusters Afterlife Trailer
We are dusting off the proton packs, pulling the tarp off the ECTO-1, and looking a little deeper into the trailer to come up with our guesses as to how the story might unfold, how the gang might come back together, and how we might explain some of the things happening at old man Egon's place. Not your average trailer review, strap on your brain scanning colanders and get ready to Get To The Good Part!
January 27, 2020
Grail Diary Chapter 5 - Better Off Dead
Even though Parzival probably knew WarGames even better than he knew Real Genius and Better Off Dead, Aaron hasn't seen Better Off Dead. Truly a sight to behold! So... your Grail hunting gunters are going to see if we can get to know this movie well--for less than two dollars! Put your skis on, and go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, Get To The Good Part!
December 30, 2019
Grail Diary Chapter 4 - Explorers
Parzival called the movie Explorers, "easily one of the greatest kid flicks ever made." But that is not how your GTTGP gunters remember it. Aaron and Chris go back to their childhood where they find the hopes and dreams of creating a spacecraft and meeting extraterrestrials, to rehash their first impressions as adults. Does it make the grade or will its bubble pop and take a nosedive into the ground. Along the way we count the ways the kids in this film should have died and mark the point when this movie goes "Full Pee Wee". Let's Get To The Good Part! This episode was originally published as a Chapter 28 bonus episode on September 9, 2018 to our Patreon campaign. If it's been a while since you listened to our breakdown of Chapter 28, give it a listen! Listen on Apple Podcasts or Anchor.
December 19, 2019
Grail Diary Chapter 3 - RUSH 2112
Destination: Sector 21, Planet Syrinx. Objective: Break down the RUSH opus that is 2112 and pop Chris's RUSH cherry. This episode unfolds this 20 minute song that is pivotal to the book Ready Player One, one movement at a time. Will Chris learn to love rock through RUSH? Can he last a full 20 minutes on his first time?! It's time penetrate your ear holes with Ernest Cline's musical love, and Get To The Good Part! This episode was originally published as a Chapter 27 bonus episode on August 22, 2018 to our Patreon campaign. If it's been a while since you listened to our breakdown of Chapter 27, give it a listen! Listen on Apple Podcasts or Anchor.
November 12, 2019
Aech's Basement - Wookiees or Ewoks
Both are furry and played pivotal roles in the Star Wars universe but which would you side with? Who would you choose in your battle? In each episode of Aech's Basement we tackle the kinds of questions that keep gunters up at night, relating it back to Ernest Cline’s book and movie "Ready Player One."
November 1, 2019
Grail Diary Chapter 2 - Blade Runner
Grab your Jade Key, because in this episode we are continuing our quest by breaking down the movie Blade Runner. This is Chris's first full viewing of the 1982 classic, and there are a lot of questions to be asked. How is life like a death cake? Why wouldn't this movie fly in today's social climate? What is up with the crazy social plot holes? Prepare your attack ships off the shoulder of Orion, and fire up your c-beams at Tannhauser Gate! It's time to take the Voight-Kampff test, and Get To The Good Part! This episode was originally published as a Chapter 26 bonus episode on August 5, 2018 to our Patreon campaign. If it's been a while since you listened to our breakdown of Chapter 26, give it a listen! Listen on Apple Podcasts or Anchor.
October 28, 2019
Aech's Basement - Time Travel in a DeLorean or Phone Booth
Would you hit 88 miles per hour to traverse time in your Delorean, or dial up some history in Bill and Ted's Phone booth? In each episode of Aech's Basement we tackle the kinds of questions that keep gunters up at night, relating it back to Ernest Cline’s book and movie "Ready Player One."
October 21, 2019
Aech's Basement - Atari or Coleco
If you could choose the Atari or the Colecovision to show up under your tree for Christmas, which would you choose? In each episode of Aech's Basement we tackle the kinds of questions that keep gunters up at night, relating it back to Ernest Cline’s book and movie "Ready Player One."
October 17, 2019
Aech's Basement - Falkor or X-Wing
What would you choose as your OASIS ride? Falkor from the movie 'The NeverEnding Story' or the iconic X-Wing fighter from the 'Star Wars' movies? In each episode of Aech's Basement we tackle the kinds of questions that keep gunters up at night, relating it back to Ernest Cline’s book and movie "Ready Player One."
October 16, 2019
Grail Diary Chapter 1 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Welcome back to Get to the Good Part! We have wrapped up Ernest Cline's novel "Ready Player One" and have started a new chapter in the podcast that we are calling the Grail Diary. Each episode will focus on a piece of pop culture referenced in the book, and what better was to start than with The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! Time to activate the oscillation overthruster, and Get to the Good Part!
October 14, 2019
Chapter 39 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Gunters, the contest is over. We’ve won! Now it’s time to take off our visors and face reality, because we have reached the end. But don’t fret! It’s only the end of the book, not the podcast. Let’s wander through the hedge maze of Chapter 39, talk a little bit about the future, and Get To The Good Part! Chris and Aaron would like to thank all of our listeners for joining us for our extended review and analysis of “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline. Get To The Good Part will continue, but you’ll have to listen to the episode to see where we are headed. Of course, many, many, many thanks, to Ernest Cline for writing a book that has captured our imaginations and turned a couple random guys into cohosts, gunters and friends. (Awwww....) Stick around, Get To The Good Part will continue!
July 14, 2019
Chapter 38 Part 2 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Gunters, it’s almost time to blow this pop stand. We have a few things left to discuss before the final credits roll, the big red button on our chapter-by-chapter review of Ready Player One is pressed, and we move on to the next big thing. It’s time to get back to reality, grab a decent meal, and Get to the Good Part!
June 30, 2019
Chapter 38 Part 1 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Gunters, it is time to put on your problem solving hats, and your hacker gloves. After 37 chapters (plus a prologue), we need to take all of our Halliday knowledge, make like David Lightman, and figure out how to crack this password without starting global thermonuclear war. It’s time to win the game, and Get To The Good Part!
June 16, 2019
Chapter 37 Part 2 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Whoa there! It is us, Chris and Aaron from the Podcast of Get To The Good Part. Gunters of the OASIS, readers of the novel Ready Player One, defeaters of trolls, and watchers of the movie by the same name! We have spoken at length and in great depths of Chapter 37 in search of Easter Eggs. We must Get To The Good Part!
June 2, 2019
Chapter 37 Part 1 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Well Gunters, we have entered the Third Gate, and what’s past is prologue. There are a few challenges ahead of us!, and with all this pressure, you better be cool or be cast out. It’s time to play out the nightmare turned video game, bang some coconuts together, and Get To The Good Part!
May 22, 2019
Chapter 36 Part 2 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Okay, enough mass death… time to talk about everyone’s favorite thing… OASIS economics. And to sweeten the deal, we are going to be looking up a few words in the dictionary. It’s time to put our thinking caps on and figure out how to get up to the Third Gate. Did any of you have any artifacts? Let us know, so we can Get To The Good Part!
May 5, 2019
Chapter 36 Part 1 - Ready Player One Breakdown
That was a big bada boom, and now, everyone is DEAD, except for Parzival. You know what that means… it’s time to talk about your favorite high death toll movies. Yeah, it’s going to be super uplifting. We have only one gunter left, so we’d better Get To The Good Part, and fast!
April 22, 2019
Chapter 35 Part 2 - Ready Player One Breakdown
IT IS ON LIKE RED DAWN!!! Since our favorite robot-clad Gunters are in the toughest final boss battle of their lives, we asked our listeners to send us what they thought were some of the toughest boss battles they have encountered in video games. Get your controllers ready, because it’s time finish up the best chapter in the book. Don’t wait too long to use that ace up your sleeve, and let’s Get to the Good Part!
April 7, 2019
Chapter 35 Part 1 - Ready Player One Breakdown
IT IS ON!!! Yes, Gunters, it is time for all hell to break loose! This is arguably the best chapter in the book, and we certainly have lots to say. Join us as we talk about various epic battles, that is, if you can avoid being stomped on by robots. Pick your favorite battle cry, and let’s GET TO THE GOOD PART!!!
March 24, 2019
Chapter 34 Part 2 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Are you STILL ready to rock? Our robot-clad heroes are a bit outnumbered, but hey, at least there isn’t any server lag. While we’re waiting for the big event, it’s time to discuss our robot of choice for the epic battle we hope will unfold, if Han can get that shield down. If you notice any supply droids roaming around with anti-matter friction induction bombs roaming around, let us know, will ya? Enough goofing around, let’s Get To The Good Part!
March 10, 2019
Chapter 34 Part 1 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Are you ready to rock? It’s time to fly your favorite ship to the nearest Stargate towards Sector 10, and get your asses to Chthonia. Before all hell breaks loose, we thought it was the right time to judge the robots that Parzival, Art3mis, Aech and Shoto chose. That’s right, it’s time to dig deep into the powers of each robot, and discuss the age old question: does size matter? Try not to hit the shield around Castle Anorak and get vaporized, because we need to Get To The Good Part!
February 24, 2019
Chapter 33 Part 2 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Welcome, my friends! Thank you for flying Automated Airlines, please sit back and enjoy your in-flight entertainment. Today, your favorite Gunters are serving up part 2 of Chapter 33 on our way to the lovely state of Oregon. But don’t wander off looking for Frodo and Samwise, It’s time to learn all about Aech, and figure out how much, exactly, does Og know about the High Five. Get yourselves suited and booted in the latest model Habashaw rig you can find, because it’s time to Get To The Good Part!
February 10, 2019
Ghostbusters (2020) Teaser Trailer Reaction
Did you catch the teaser trailer for the forthcoming Ghostbusters movie? We did, and spent some time talking about it after we recorded the bonus episode for "Brazil." This episode is open to anyone, so give it a listen, collect some spores, molds and fungus, and then Get to the Good Part! This is just a small taste of what is normally made available to our Patreon subscribers. If you like this mini-episode, and want access to all bonus content, visit our website at www.gttgp.com and click 'Become a Patron" today and choose a tier that fits your budget. All subscribers get access to the bonus content!
February 5, 2019
Chapter 33 Part 1 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Pick your jaws up off the floor, it’s time for Chapter 33! That’s right, The Great and Powerful Og has trespassed into Aech’s Basement to make an offer they can’t refuse. Let’s get together and work out some trust issues, discuss who we first imagined could have portrayed him in the movie, and if Og’s deus ex machina would be considered cheating, and of course, the moment we’ve been waiting for, Parzival and Aech meet IRL! Set your destination to Oregon (and try not to knock over any comic books) because it’s time to Get To The Good Part!
January 27, 2019
Chapter 32 Part 2 - Ready Player One Breakdown
We’re back with the rest of Chapter 32, and we’re pretty sure the number 3 is pretty, pretty, pretty important, some might say even magical. This part of the chapter got us talking about the past and the present and the future, trust issues, and a few “what ifs.” Let’s just say, it got a little dark. It’s time to show our trust in Parzival’s plan to take down the shield around Castle Anorak, and get ready to talk face to face with--you don’t have to guess—The Great and Powerful Og! Get your heart and brain and body ready, cuz it’s time to Get To The Good Part!
January 13, 2019
Chapter 32 Part 1 - Ready Player One Breakdown
We’re back for Chapter 32! Yes Gunters, we have materialized at the top of the stairs of Aech’s Basement. But hold on, there’s no time for a quick game of Joust or to flip through your favorite issue of Starlog, because Parzival is here to recap his Hero’s Journey while simultaneously getting the stink eye from Art3mis. Will the (surviving) members of the High Five have FAITH in Parzival and his plan? Will Art3mis forgive Parzival for violating her privacy, or is it beyond HOPE? Of course, we’re still wondering about those 10 zettabytes and just how much data that really is. Get your scrap paper and pencils, and let’s Get To The Good Part! And while you’re at it, show a little CHARITY and rate this podcast on your favorite podcast platform!
January 1, 2019
Chapter 31 Part 2 - Ready Player One Breakdown
H-h-hey there, compadre! Good job making it through the cool down period for Part 1 of Chapter 31. We are back with Part 2, and we’re pondering all the important questions, like, could a haptic suit effectively simulate a handgun being fired? Plug in to your fat pipe connections, and don’t forget to order the Mondo Upgrade Package, because we have a bunch of zettabytes to upload to you. Get your ass to the nearest OASIS parlor, and let’s Get To The Good Part! PS--If you're interested in the same piece of wearable tech that Aaron has, use this code CFKWKKZXPDL at https://ouraring.com and you’ll get US$75 / 75 € off on all Oura ring models. Valid until January 31, 2019, limited to the first 4 orders. (FYI, Get To The Good Part does not make any money on your order)
December 16, 2018
Chapter 31 Part 1 - Ready Player One Breakdown
It’s time to remove your ear gear and high-tail it the hell out of IOI HQ! Yes Gunters, we’re in the very exciting Chapter 31! Parzival is busy making his daring escape from IOI, while your Gunter-hosts are off talking about ‘The Martian’ and ‘Star Wars.’ Don’t look so confused, it's all part of the plan. We know you all have Executive Oologist Supply Requisition Orders to submit, so how about we Get To The Good Part!
December 4, 2018
Chapter 30 Part 2 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Everybody relax, we're here. Sorry to leaving you hanging last time, but now we have had some time to think over the question you've all been wondering and we weren't ashamed to ask! That's right, we're talking about horny indentured servants! It's time to hack our way into the Star Chamber, or as we like to call it, sniffing IOI's pipeline. So sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we're not back by dawn... you better Get to the Good Part!
November 19, 2018
Chapter 30 Part 1 - Ready Player One Breakdown
It’s time to swallow the red pill and talk about the exciting world of cubicle jobs! There’s so much stuff to talk about in Chapter 30 that your cubicle dwelling Gunters had to split this chapter into two parts. Plant yourself into that office chair, grab your spoon and get ready to tunnel through the labyrinth of firewalls that is this chapter. Part Two will be out soon, and won’t cost you any perk points! Punch that time card, grab that cup of coffee and let’s Get to the Good Part!
November 1, 2018
Chapter 29 - Ready Player One Breakdown
We're back in the paddywagon again, on our way to IOI HQ for an inside look at indentured servitude. But hold on to your butts! This is a particularly wacky episode, chronicling the misadventures Chris and Aaron analyzing Chapter 29! Could the OASIS be an effective weight loss tool? Did you know that KFC has a virtual reality training program? Is there more to '42G' than just a bra size? It's time to juggle decoy chicken, reverse inflation, and of course, balls! Don't just sit there, let's Get to the Good Part!
October 10, 2018
Chapter 28 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Like sardines pulled from the can, your Gunters are thrown into indenturement with Parzival. Bill collecting from prostitutes? Getting arrested for bouncing a $20 check? What's the best movie featuring kids? And what does "going full PeeWee" mean? This chapter answers all of those questions and more! Get ready to be handcuffed and thrown into the back of the IOI paddywagon as your fearless fans Get To The Good Part!
September 10, 2018
Chapter 27 - Ready Player One Breakdown
Your intrepid gunters brave the Temples of Syrinx in search for the Crystal Key. Along the way we ask ourselves what character best voices Ernest Cline? How is Duran Duran like RUSH? How is the Temple hinting at a ghost in the machine? Join us on this 2 hour episode covering one of our favorite chapters AND keep listening past the outro music for 5 minute bonus material of Chris popping his RUSH cherry! Let's Get To The Good Part!
August 23, 2018
Chapter 26 Ready Player One Breakdown
Parzival rises up from his depressing state of hopelessness to discover the clue that leads him to the 2nd gate and down the Voight-Kampff rabbit hole. But wait a sec... Chris has never seen Blade Runner?! Well that cherry has been popped and we get his fresh take on the details woven into the book. What does a WWII code breaker have to do with Replicants? What's up with floor 440 in the Tyrell building? Zip up your haptic suit as we Get To The Good Part! Once you're done with this episode, check out our review of Blade Runner! Listen on Apple Podcasts, or Anchor.
August 5, 2018
Chapter 24 - 25 Ready Player One Breakdown
We dove deep into Chapter 24 AND 25 and it threw us into a deep sulking depression, reflecting on our darkest moments with our closest friends. But we are BACK with season Three and we are presenting our review of the darkest chapters in the book. Time to light a torch, fend of the Grues of our minds, and Get Back to the Good Part!
July 24, 2018
Ready Player One : Movie Review
After weeks of multiple viewings, we have finally taken to the mic along with returning guest Willie Simpson from the XMen TAS podcast, to dig into this miracle of a movie that, under most any other circumstance, would never have been made. We hash out what we loved, and what drove some RPO fans nuts with frustration so grab your popcorn and lets Get To The Good Part!
May 6, 2018
Chapter 23 - Ready Player One
We are on the hunt! Touching down on Frobozz for a virtual Zork adventure on the way to the jade key. Under threat of IOI gun ships we explore the realm of phone freaking, cereal munching, and dangerous creatures that lurk in the darkness beyond. Grab a torch and Let's Get To The Good Part!
April 27, 2018
Chapter 22 - Ready Player One
This chapter lands us on planet Archaide where Parzival is searching for trophies but ends up finding himself while deep inside an out-of-order game. Along the way your hosts uncover some strange artifacts that made its way into the real world so slap a quarter on your favorite game because it's time to Get To The Good Part!
April 16, 2018
Chapter 21 - Ready Player One
Welcome back Gunters! We open up on our trip to our graceland of Columbus Ohio for a book signing with Ernest Cline and we dig into Chapter 21 to find a few hidden eggs in an otherwise short chapter. Will Chris finally concede that Art3mis is the better gunter? What three words did Ryan say to Ernie? Hit play and Let's Get To The Good Part!
March 25, 2018
Chapter 20 - Ready Player One
Welcome back Gunters as visit Parzival's fortress of solitude, his moonbase alpha, his Oasis asteroid home of Falco. We deep dive into his paranoia, his obsessions, and his rendezvous with the DaiSho Team to obtain a pivotal rare artifact. Let's Get To The Good Part!
March 11, 2018
Chapter 19 - Ready Player One
Welcome back to the most uncomfortable chapter we have reviewed yet as your band of gunters tackle the limits of high-end tech, the slow spiral into loneliness and the challenges of being a teen with raging hormones with a side of the Oasis we have not yet touched. You knew this was Coming, but we took a hold of this chapter, grappled with the sticky topic, and beat it into the ground. Let's Get To The Good Part!
February 26, 2018
Chapter 18 - Ready Player One
Chapter 18! Dancing, drinking, and heartbreak in the OASIS! But how DO you drink in the OASIS? What's with the acid trippy glowing blobs of dancing avatars? And were the Sixers really Art3mis' bale-out buddy when the date went south? These questions and more on Get To The Good Part! RPO audiobook with SFX by oneamongthefence
February 11, 2018
Level 1 - Ready Player One
Level Up with your GTTGP hosts as we explore a special edition podcast that covers all of Part 1, the first 17 chapters. You may be thinking that this is a rehash but NOPE, we are treating this like a movie review where all the pieces to the 1st of 3 episodes provides new insights into the plot. Gunters, get ready to Get To The Good Part!
February 4, 2018
Chapter 17 - Ready Player One
Fellow gunter, Gunter Rae, joins us for the horror that is teenage dating in 2045. Will we make it through this chapter without tearing out pages? Do parts of this chapter qualify as harassment in the digital age? Is Art3mis more than a plot device? Find out as we explore Chapter 17! Let's Get to the Good Part!
January 29, 2018
Chapter 16 - Ready Player One
On to Chapter 16, where we dive deep into the hero's journey! Is this chapter a metaphor for the underworld, is Sorrento the Hydra of the digital realm, and how is the OASIS the futuristic opioid of the masses? Join us for a chapter that was easy to gloss over on the first read but opened up holes to dark places.
January 22, 2018
Chapter 15 - Ready Player One
Together again! Your GTTGP guys are exploring Chapter 15 in Ready Player One, where the High Five come together after shocking tragedy, new characters are introduced, and Wade is momentarily distracted from the failed assassination attempt on his life to get googly eyed over Art3mis. Kids, let's Get to the Good Part!
January 6, 2018
Chapter 14 - Ready Player One
We are back with Chapter 14, tackling what is arguably one of the best chapters in the book. Should Wade have met with Sorrento? Should he have taken the deal? And what do the Illinois Nazis have to do with it? Another crazy episode, so strap in and let's Get To The Good Part! Also, Big shout-out to our guest Willie Simpson, musician and nostalgic podcaster for 'The X-Men TAS Podcast' You can checkout his music here and his podcast here.
October 9, 2017
Chapter 13 - Ready Player One
After a brief hiatus we're back with Chapter 13! In this episode, John and Ryan pick apart a prelude to one of the book's most important chapters. You know what it is... Thanks for listening!
August 29, 2017
Community Hosts Episode - Empire Magazine Roundtable
This week we invite our close friends from the RPO community on the show to discuss the upcoming Empire Magazine article covering the Ready Player One movie. Special thanks to goffmachine, oneamongthefence, Adam and Paul for joining us on this episode. Special announcement at the backend. Stick around to learn how you can be a part of our next project! Thanks for listening! Geekritique's Trailer Breakdown Ben Mendehlson "Just Can't Wait to be King" Oneamongthefence's RPO audiobook SFX adaptation Empire Magazine article posted by our friend GunterRae
August 14, 2017
Chapter 12 - Ready Player One
The morning after! Parzival jumps from being a complete unknown to a near god-like figure in the OASIS, sought after by everyone. But more importantly, we are introduced to two characters in depth, uncovering possibly the true source of Wade's skills. It's a great chapter that is about as important as any we have read so far! Empire article from GunterRae's Tumblr Geekritique's video: Oneamongthefence85's Audiobook adaptation
August 8, 2017
Chapter 11 - Ready Player One
Welcome to Middletown, OH. Home of the First gate. It's Chapter 11 and War Games is...basically what we have to work with here. There's more, but mostly it's War Games. The only winning move is to play to the gate. Strap on your haptics and tune in!
August 1, 2017
Chapter 10 - Ready Player One
To Middletown we go in this week's Get To The Good Part. After a romp in the Tomb of Horrors, Wade makes his way to Halliday's hometown. We'll be talking about old stomping grounds and our childhood battle stations (bedrooms). Thanks for listening!
July 25, 2017
Ready Player One Trailer Breakdown
We were on the edge of our seats waiting for the new trailer to drop, and when it did, we did a live stream watching it, and breaking it down second by second. What did we find? Listen and find out!
July 22, 2017
Chapter 9 Part 2 - Ready Player One
We're back with Part 2 of Chapter 9! More Audrey, more Art3mis! Listen for info on how to join for our FIRST EVER LIVE EPISODE! We will be streaming on YouTube, Twitch and Facebook to money for the Extra Life Foundation.
July 21, 2017
Chapter 9 Part 1 - Ready Player One
This week on Get To The Good Part we meet Ready Player One's heroine and the object of Wade's obsession Art3mis. We also welcome Audrey to the show! Thanks for listening! Join us 7 pm July 28 for our FIRST EVER LIVE EPISODE! Suttree's High Gravity Tavern 409 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN Also Live Streaming on YouTube, Twitch and Facebook We'll be raising money for Extra Life Foundation Click here to donate and learn more: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=255327
July 15, 2017
Chapter 8 - Ready Player One
It's time for Chapter 8! But before we dodge the horrifying stuff to make our way to the Throne Room and face the evil demi-lich Acererak for the Copper Key, we have a special special announcement! We will be doing our first ever live episode at Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern 409 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN. Mount your ostrich or stork, grab your lance and your Dungeons and Dragons module, and let's Get to the Good Part!
July 1, 2017
The Weir Cannon & Movie News
How are Anakin Skywalker and Sorrento similar? Is Sorrento the defeated hero to this story? What movie will the trailer headline? This week is a special treat! We are covering the new cannon added to the story, written by Andy Weir, author of "The Martian" and talking about some movie news. Strap in because we are having a few drinks and going head-to-head. Let's get to the good part!
June 11, 2017
Chapter 7 - Ready Player One
How did we not figure it out sooner?! Alone time with Ladyhawke? Who we think inspired Art3mis? Matt aka "IronBeabull" our guest host joins us to unpack a short but surprisingly telling chapter. Let's Get To The Good Part! For all things GTTGP: Twitter: @gttgppod Email: GTTGP.firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.gttgp.com We're also on Facebook @GetToTheGoodPartPodcast
June 3, 2017
Chapter 6 Part 2 - Ready Player One
Cliffhangers abound as we sew a button on Chapter 6. We had a blast recording with our contest winner and new friend Aaron! Thanks for listening! For all things GTTGP: Twitter: @gttgppod Email: GTTGP.email@example.com Website: www.gttgp.com We're also on Facebook @GetToTheGoodPartPodcast
May 26, 2017
Chapter 6 Part 1 - Ready Player One
This week our guest and community contest winner ThePeatAhhThePeat (aka Aaron) joins us in our quest to tackle a nerd-gasm of pop culture references, the pains of cliffhangers, and Ranking up with latin. It was so good we split it into two parts so Chapter 6 pt 2 will land next week. Thanks for listening!
May 13, 2017
Chapter 5 - Ready Player One
Time for a history lesson! This week on the podcast we dig into the story of James Halliday, GSS and we meet Og! Chapter 6 will land two weeks from today and feature our community contest winner ThePeatAhhThePeat. Thanks for listening!
May 4, 2017
Chapter 4 - Ready Player One
We're back . . . and in greater numbers! Well, it's still just the three of us, but this time we come armed with a quiver of your OASIS rides! Episode 5 will be out later this week to get us back on track. Until then, thanks for listening and PLEASE don't forget to rate the show!
April 24, 2017
Chapter 3 - Ready Player One
Chris joins the podcast as a permanent host as we make our way into the basement to talk Ladyhawke and i-rok. Cannon Fodder postponed and will debut next week! To the haptic rig!
April 8, 2017
Chapter 2 Part 2 - Ready Player One
It's part deux! We finish Chapter 2 with special guest Chris! Enjoy! We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our show. If you're enjoying the show, please leave a review on your preferred platform. We value your feedback and reviews help us reach a larger audience!
March 28, 2017
Chapter 2 Part 1 - Ready Player One
We had so much fun talking to our first guest we couldn't fit it into one episode! This week, we welcome Chris to the show to discuss schools in the OASIS, some tech stuff and the importance of picking a good gamertag!
March 23, 2017
Chapter 1 - Ready Player One
Welcome back to Get to the Good Part! In this week's episode we push past the prologue and into the heart of the story. We meet our protagonist Wade Watts, talk stacks and explore the existential crisis facing mankind. Who's ready for some fun?!
March 16, 2017
Prologue - Ready Player One
It's our very first episode! We kick off the podcast with a look at Chapter 0 of Ready Player One, the bestselling novel by Ernest Cline. We'll be discussing it chapter by chapter over the next 40 weeks. In this episode we acquaint ourselves with the rules of the hunt, discuss Val Kilmer's best movie and why John is wrong about national treasure Winona Rider. Thanks for listening.
March 8, 2017