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Brenzor's Dead

Brenzor's Dead

By Jason Brenner
No rules, no scripts and no lawyers telling us to stop talking. Brenzor's Dead is Jason Brenner's podcast focusing on the people who make the gaming world thrive. No game reviews, no game play discussion, just raw talk with everyone from CEO's to play testers. Brenzor's Dead is everything you didn't know about your closest friends.
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S2 Ep8: GATE testing and the Satan Game!
Yep, that sums it up nicely. 
21:48
February 24, 2021
S2, Ep7: Rush, Ted Cruz, Painting the house and Drum Sticks!
Yep, all those things and everything else happening this week. 
28:51
February 19, 2021
S2: Ep 6! Kai Nesbit and more Riff Raff stories on the show.
I sit down with Kai to wax poetic about our time at PlayFusion together as well as learn that Kai is single handedly creating Skynet!  
01:58:29
February 11, 2021
S2, Ep 5! Ninja Pizza delivery and Fireworks at Target!
Yep, I had a ninja deliver a pizza all while Marjorie Taylor Greene is about to get thrown out of office, Hopefully.  
29:44
February 4, 2021
Season 2 Ep 4! David Taylor is on the show!
I sit down with my buddy David and chat for the first time since we locked down.  Politics, Gaming and FOOD!! What could go wrong?
01:03:50
January 28, 2021
Season 2 Ep 3! We finally have an Adult in the White House.
Episode 3 of the new Year and so far its off to a decent start.  We had a good inauguration yesterday and  we have a new Foo Fighters song to enjoy!
28:48
January 21, 2021
Season 2 Ep 2! Its a VR Extravaganza
Pete makes his first appearance of 2021 as we chat all about Virtual Reality and how to get set up with your own equipment.
01:26:56
January 14, 2021
Season 2 is here! Ep 1 - 2021 what a way to start the year!
We kick off the new season talking about Christmas and that little incident at the Capitol yesterday. Enjoy!  
39:15
January 7, 2021
Ep 72! Twas three days before Christmas.....
I sit down with the real men of the house to discuss Christmas and what it means to them.
54:56
December 22, 2020
Ep 71! Dec 8 weekly happy rant!
The grass isn't always greener folks, listen in and hear why and why Carl is a dick.
25:36
December 8, 2020
Episode 70! Matt Parker is on the show
Matt is a store owner in WA, that I met through my travels over the years.  He's a good dude and a Karaoke genius.   
01:52:37
December 3, 2020
Episode 69! Shower Drain ALIEN!
This week, Life brought a new Iphone, more Next gen console woes and of course a monster that came out of my shower drain.  
29:42
November 19, 2020
Episode 68! Game Console Launch Nightmares!
Pete Shirey is an official 5 timer on Brenzor's Dead! We go down memory lane and talk about past console launches and how fun they used to be compared to the nightmare that the current gen is.  
01:42:03
November 12, 2020
Ep 67! Its all about that Famous Haunted House, McKamey Manor and the owner Russ Mckamey
I sit down with Rich Ponder who knows the owner of Mckamey Manor.  Here is the requirement list to do the haunt, it speaks volumes. 1. 21 and above, or 18-20 with parents approval. 2. Completed "Sports Physical" and  Doctors letter stating you are physically and  mentally cleared. 3.  Pass a background check provided by MM. 4. Be screened via FB face time or phone. 5. Proof of medical insurance. 6. Sign a detailed 40 page waiver. 7. Pass a portable drug test on the day of the show.
01:13:48
October 29, 2020
Episode 66! Ryan Miller scares you with his Prison Ghost stories!
Ryan is back to tell us about his time as a prison guard and the crazy ass stories that come with that.  Its Scaretober folks, so sit down and let Ryan scare you, Sorry Alex, for an hour... 
01:29:53
October 22, 2020
Episode 65! Lance Myxter tells his spooky Halloween stories
The Undead Viking is back to tell some of his stories that he had happen to him as a kid.  Its Halloween month, deal with it. :>
02:20:27
October 15, 2020
Ep 64! Rockstar Game designer Mike Elliott joins me for a Thunderous chat!
Ever Play Thunderstone? How about Quarriors?  Or how about any of the countless other games he has his name on?  Sit back and give this one a listen.
01:14:59
October 8, 2020
We'll call this one Scalpers ruin Pre-orders
Ever tried to order a console or even an exclusive action figure and they get sold out in seconds, me too and Ill tell you why.
26:57
October 1, 2020
Episode 62 with Mike Young!
This was my first and best conversation I've had with Mike.  We covered everything from Covid, to teachers to the worst Nintendo console ever...
02:17:15
September 24, 2020
Episode 61! Jeff McAleer of the gaming gang stops by to chat
It was good to chat with this guy outside of the typical interview that he does so well.  
01:23:40
September 17, 2020
Episode 60! Mike Paschal comes on to talk about his battle with Covid-19
I sit down with Mike and talk about his battle with Covid-19.  How he got it, what it did to him and how he is dealing with the after effects of the virus.  If you don't believe it is real, tune in, hopefully this will change your mind.
02:07:36
September 10, 2020
Lance Myxter is back!
Had a great, long chat with the Undead Viking and this time we get really deep into video games, kids stupid names and the story of the Nintendo Virtual boy....eventually.
02:17:09
September 3, 2020
We'll call this one, "The Washing Machine delivery guys".
Had a busy weekend with birthdays, recordings and the death of our washing machine.  The new one came and the delivery was, less than....
30:40
September 1, 2020
Dr. Ken Franklin give us the 411 on everything.
I sat down with the good Dr, and chatted about his love of board games, where we first met and why we will all be ok in 2021.
01:25:30
August 27, 2020
Its all about the costco run
no guests this week because school started and everyone is out of their minds......
25:18
August 20, 2020
EP 55. STAR WARS EXTRAVAGANZA with Scott Gaeta of Renegade Games
Ive known Scott since the mid 2000's and I am happy I got to sit down with him and chat about all things from the Star War....  
01:24:34
August 13, 2020
The man you all look up to is on the Show, Sean Wainwright! (It's because he's tall)
I sat down with Sean and had a wonderful chat about games, masks family and what happens when his kids want a game from his store. So Sit down and put Sean in your ears.
01:39:14
August 6, 2020
Someone called me insane for wearing a mask...
I felt like I had enough going on this week with SDCC occurring and as usual, some douchbag interaction in my neighborhood. 
34:12
July 30, 2020
Did TRANSFORMERS toys have playsets or just characters? Tune in with me & Chris Leder to find out.
Chris Leder is back and this time we talk about how much love we have for Transformers toys and toons. If you liked the GI Joe show, you'll really dig this one.
01:55:42
July 23, 2020
Is football coming back in 2020? Matt Johnson hopes so.
I sit down with Matt and chat about Film, football, why science is great and a bunch of other nonsense.  
01:20:12
July 16, 2020
Do do do do.... YO JOE! Its Episode 50! And what better way than to chat about one of the greatest toy lines from our kidhood.
That's right, me and my buddy, Alex Lee talk about growing up in a world of GI Joe figs, vehicles and playsets.  Can you guess what GIANT vehicle/Playset made the #1 spot?  Bet you cant! 
01:39:11
July 14, 2020
Before MARVEL Legendary, before Legendary Encounters, there was an entirely different team running the show at Upper Deck Entertainment.
I sit down with Andy to wax poetic about all of the Highs and lows of starting an Organized Play team in 2004.  We were young(er), brighter and much more optimistic than we are today.  Why not when you hear things like, "Make what you want, you have unlimited budget!" So sit down and put Andy Fletcher in your ears for an hour. 
01:14:47
July 7, 2020
What happens when guest cancels right before a show? You put special VIP's in their place
I had two special guests sit in for the show and we discuss everything from Toys, to games to distance learning.  Sit down and put Hudlo in your ears. 
39:49
July 2, 2020
Josh Perry from Twist Gaming chats about his new project , The Meeple Index
I sit down with Josh and piut him on the other side of the interview mic.  We chat about Twist gaming, sleeping until noon, and why I cant do it, and his new project, the Meeple Index.
52:59
June 30, 2020
Have you ever goten married in a Pandemic? Ryan Garcia did! He also tells us why he shaved his head...
Ok folks, Ryan Garcia is back to discuss Why he had to drive 8 hours fto get a marriage license as well as what Horror movies he still hasn't seen. 
01:36:33
June 25, 2020
EP 45 Richard Dracass is back!
He was on my first show and hopefully not my last.  I sat down with Richard and chatted about whats the latest with his friends list , mask wearing and mostly orange buffoon hatery. 
01:45:50
June 18, 2020
John Zinser, CEO of AEG is on the show!
I sat down with a gentleman I respect very much to talk about how he fell backwards into the industry, Vegas Quarantine and how he started AEG.  
01:15:57
June 11, 2020
Derek Osborne is on the show!
I sit down with one of the first people I met in this industry.  He's loud, opinionated and an overall great guy and a good friend. If you know him, you know he can crush you like a beer can, at least he wants you to think that. Sit down and put Derek Osborne in your ears.
01:47:35
June 9, 2020
Scott Morris is back on the show!
The last time I spoke to Scott, the world hadn't ended, so I figured I should check back in with him and see whats happening during full tilt mode.  If you want to hear why moving houses is the worst, sit down and put Scott in your ears.
01:32:03
June 4, 2020
EP 41: Connor Alexander is on the show!
I sit down with Connor to chat about the games industry during this maddening time.   We also talk about his upcoming RPG, Coyote and Crow, which sounds really rad. 
01:09:33
May 28, 2020
EP 40! Bad weekend Horror story
Weird title, right? Well, listen in to see how we kicked off our Holiday weekend. Hope yours was better.  If you have comments, feel free to leave them here.. https://www.facebook.com/BRENZORSDEAD
57:05
May 26, 2020
Tony Gullotti is on the show!
Uncle Tony G and I sit down and talk about Final Fantasy, Online conventions and a bunch of other things in this weird new world.
01:34:49
May 21, 2020
JAWS Extravaganza w/ Pete Shirey!
Its a threepete for Pete on the show!  Yep, Good ol Pete Shirey comes back for the third time but this time we are talking all about the JAWS universe. We are both big fans of the brand and we talk about all things that are interesting about the 4 movies, although there isnt much to say about #4.. and yet, somehow, we found something to talk about when it comes to shark vendettas.   Sit down and put ThreePete in your ears for a long drive.
02:02:54
May 19, 2020
My old pal Elliott Brown is on the show!
Something a bit different today.  I sit down with a buddy of mine that Ive known for 36 years and just wax poetic about old times and all kinds of nonsense.  This is not the heavy show you were looking for, laughs and giggles galore!
01:28:46
May 15, 2020
Greg Spence of The Broken Token is on the show!
The guy that brought the best game organizers to your table is on the show! We chat about everything from the best Pizza to Guitar Hero and Rock band and why we should be playing more.  
01:26:25
May 12, 2020
EP 35, Julie Ahern is on the show!
I sat down and had a lovely chat with Julie about enjoying home life and growing up in the 90's.  I also tried to get her into this years Madden league, tune in to see how that goes... Sit down and put Julie in your ears.
01:16:38
May 5, 2020
Dan Dilorenzo is on the show!
I sit down with Dan today and talk about his views on what it means to be an American these days as well as how working with your hands is a good thing.  Sit down and put Dan in your ears.  
01:27:03
April 30, 2020
Paul ALexander Butler is on the show!
You've seen him at shows, but do you know him?  Well now you can at least listen to him as we chatted about newborns in the age of quarantine,  how Nirvana's, "Nevermind" changed the music landscape forever and we break down horror films and the three buckets they fall into.  Sit down and put Paul Alexander Butler in your ears.
01:28:04
April 28, 2020
Steve Port of Legion Supplies is on the show!
I sit down with the the upcoming First Lady of Wisconsin, Steve Port... If you want to know what a house with Covid-19 looks like first hand, sit down and put Steve in your ears for an hour.
01:25:12
April 23, 2020
Lance Myxter is on the show!
The Undead Viking  and I sit down for a chat about everything from his days working at a bank to why Final Fantasy 7, both versions, are not that good..(According to Lance) :)
01:40:22
April 21, 2020
Episode 30! Phil Lacefield is on the show!
Hey Folks, Its Episode 30, seems like that's a thing. You want to know what its like to be 11ft tall and wear a kilt?  Listen in and hear it from Phil himself.  We talk about everything from Bacon to Bad balloon tricks at shows... :{ Sit down and put Phil in your ears, I mean, what else do you have going on?
01:22:58
April 16, 2020
Pete Shirey Returns!
I sit down with my main man(Probably yours too), Pete Shirey.  Last time I spoke to Pete, the world was normal, now we discuss his day to day as well as when this is going to be over.  If you wanted to know what my favorite line of JAWS is, listen in and put Pete in your ears for an hour.  
01:25:37
April 14, 2020
Retailer special! Kylie Prymus of Games Unlimited is on the show
Hey Folks, today we're doing something a little different.  I want to sit down with as many retailers that want to come on the show to discuss how they are keeping their stores afloat in this crappy time.  I met Kylie today on the show and we discuss his store, "Games Unlimited" and how he is still generating revenue while closed.  If you are a retailer, you don't want to miss this.  
41:40
April 9, 2020
Bryan "The Kaiser" Tillman is on the show
I sit down with the Kaiser, listen to hear where that name came from, and discuss a ton of things including his game ,"Dark Legacy" and how it....."changed dramatically"..... from his original vision and design. If you want to hear some horror stories about what happens when designers get locked out, listen in and put Bryan in your ears.   Also, 80's ninja films...
01:14:44
April 7, 2020
Its the Back to the Future Extravaganza!!
Chris Leder and I touched on it the first time around and we finally sit down to reveal the "Deep Cuts" that you never knew existed in the BttF trilogy.  If you're a fan of the films, let me know your favorite deep cuts.  I'm guessing this will drive you to go watch the flicks again to see what you missed.  
01:25:33
April 2, 2020
Scott "Aldi" Alden of Board Game Geek is on the show!
Hey Folks, I get to sit down with the man, the myth, the guy with the  jersey, Scott Alden.  If you ever wanted to see what its like looking at  the MATRIX or how Board Game Geek began, tune in and put Scott in your  ears.
01:36:40
March 31, 2020
Julian Collins is on the show!
I sit down with Julian , whom I met and still works for Jinx! We talk  about gaming, Corona coping and Pro Wrestling!  Sit down and put Julian  in your ears for an hour.
01:13:15
March 27, 2020
Brenner lockdown chat!
Hey Folks, we sit down together and chat about our daily routine in this crazy time.  Kids, food, asshole neighbors, etc!  Listen up and see what our routine is on a day to day and let me know what you folks are doing as well.
48:24
March 24, 2020
Andrew Wolf is on the show!
Hey Folks, here we are in day 4 of...this stuff that we are all doing...  I hope you are all being kool to each other and staying safe.  Today I sit down with Andrew to chat about our past a that one place we both used to inhabit, you know, THAT place.   Also, Andrew sheds light on the mystery that Chris Leder spoke about, hint, it rhymes with MedPool.... SO if you want the entire story, go back and listen the the Chris Leder show.
01:22:53
March 19, 2020
Victoria Mann is on the show!
I got to sit down with the lovely Victoria Mann and discuss a bunch of things tha tare and have been going on with her lately.  Apparently she was on Space X, who knew?? :) If you are a woman in gaming, be sure to tune in as she gives her views of the game industry from a female perspective.  
01:11:56
March 17, 2020
Episode 20! Travis Chance part 2.. Its exactly what you think it will be...
I finally got through an entire hour with this guy and it got weird, in a good way.  He needs no introduction, so sit back and put Travis in your ear for an hour.  
01:22:43
March 12, 2020
A two part show today! Teravis Chance Pt 1 and Robert Placer, a retail guy.
I finally get to air part 1 of my chat with Travis Chance.  We actually sat down over a month ago to chat about all things Travis....  But thanks to the internet being the internet, a good portion of the conversation was lost. I was lucky enough to sit back down with him for Part 2 and you can hear that later this week.   I also cleared the air with a retailer who was not a fan, Robert Placer of Family Fun Hobbies in NJ.  Tune in to this two part show and put these guys in your ear.
01:28:40
March 10, 2020
James Hudson is on the show!
Hey Folks, I sit down with my pal James Hudson to talk about all things.  Want to hear what its like to live in SoCal?  Want to know why we cant send our kids out by themselves anymore?  Tune in and put James in your ear for an hour. 
01:14:16
March 5, 2020
Mike Paschal is on the show!
You know him, you seemingly love him, I sit down with Mike Paschal to talk burgers, Trump and why are we discussing Trump??? Mike  and I had a bunch of laughs and then it gets weirdly serious, which we both hated, luckily we pulled ourselves out of a nosedive! Sit down and put Mike in your ears for an hour.
01:33:59
March 3, 2020
Ryan Miller is on the Show
Hey Folks, I sit down with Ryan Miller today on the show.  If you don't know Ryan, you should, he's tall, taller than me, a comedian and a damn good game designer.  The guy has stopped prison riots as well as worked on MTG! So sit back and put Ryan Miller in your ears for an hour.  
01:14:10
February 27, 2020
Sean Lashgari
I had the privilege to sit down with my friend Sean Lashgari.  We spent a majority of the time talking about where his health has taken him in the last few years.  If you know Sean, and who doesn't, you know he has an insane amount of energy and an incredible work ethic so it is tough to hear what he is currently dealing with.  All I ask is you give him some good thoughts.  
01:34:26
February 25, 2020
Travis Severance stops by to tell me if he's happy or angry, because I cant tell.
Todays show is an interesting one, I get to sit down with a person who I consider to be the best retailer in the nation, Travis Severance.  We had a good chat about what the hell is happening in the industry as well as getting real about working with (and not with) each other over the years.  So sit back and put Travis in your ears for an hour.  
01:12:50
February 20, 2020
Chris Leder stops by the show for nothing but Laughs
Hey Folks, Chris and I sit down for hard hitting discussions about Back to the Future as well as why Eric Stoltz is not funny...  This was one of those shows where the time flys by too fast, so sit back and put Chris in your ears for an hour.  
01:20:06
February 18, 2020
Will Sobel from Green Ronin(and other places) is on the show!
Will and I sit down to reminisce about our time at that one place we both used to work as well as all other things in his life.  Listen for what I said to my pal Travis about the time Will asked me to look at an apartment for him before he moved to California. Sit down and put Will in your ears for the next 65 minutes.  
01:13:24
February 13, 2020
Jondi Soper is on the show!
She's worked for several gaming companies around the country and is always bouncing around every show with a smile and something really snarky to say too. We discuss everything from working to Star Trek and "that" tattoo... So sit down and put Jondi in your ears for an hour.  
01:13:48
February 11, 2020
John "Top Shelf" Davis is on the show
John Davis is a gamer who I met while he was attending a show and kept hanging out at my booth.   Eventually, I put him to work and we've been friends ever since.  If you want to know what the show circuit is like from a players perspective, sit down and put Top Shelf in your ears for an hour.  
59:11
February 6, 2020
Special Episode! 2020 Madden Football league recap with Scott, Pete, Rob, Donny and myself!
Dan this is a lot of folks on one podcast....In this special episode, me and the fellas recap our 2020 madden league.  Its a lot of fun and and lot of F-Bombs.  If you like Madden you wont be disappointed. If you have never heard of Madden football, sit back and learn why you may never want to start playing.    
57:08
February 4, 2020
Max Holliday, the Ginger you all know.
Max Holliday is one of those guys everyone sees at the show. He's always willing to lend a hand wherever needed and seems to have worked everywhere.  Max has gone through some deep stuff in his time on this rock and has come out on the other end a better person for it.  So sit back and put Max and I in your ears for the next hour.  
01:00:40
January 30, 2020
The nicest guy in gaming that you probably haven't met, Ryan Garcia.
I sat down with Ryan (Mitchell) in what was the most fun episode we have had thus far.  Lots of laughs and pure disappointment once I discover the list of must see films Ryan has not even thought about watching.  Buckle in and stick me in your ears.  
01:16:52
January 28, 2020
Pillar of Industry Scott "Tox" Morris
I get to sit down with Scott and we go over everything from his Executive days at Dell to the state of the games industry and some personal victories that were long overdue.  Buckle in and don't text and drive a semi truck, you'll see what I mean.  
01:15:22
January 23, 2020
Tim Norris of Grey Elephant Gaming Videos
I sit down with Tim to go over some pretty heavy stuff from his past.  If you thought you knew Tim, buckle in and listen as this is a great chat with an old friend.  
01:14:20
January 21, 2020
Phil Reed CEO of Steve Jackson Games
I love talking to Phil, not only does he run one of the pillars of the gaming industry, but as you will find out, hes a major player when it comes to collecting Transformers and other Pop Culture doodads.  
01:04:20
January 16, 2020
The Megaladon himself, Pete Shirey
I get to sit down with longtime friend Pete Shirey to talk about all things going on in his life.  We talk about what got him into the industry and how to actually pronounce the name CMON...
01:01:53
January 14, 2020
Episode 0 with Candace Brenner
For the first episode, I get to sit down with my wife, Candace and co-founder of Brenzor.com to go over why were doing this show and why we left our jobs to apparently struggle.....  Sit back for 30 mins and enjoy.
27:45
January 9, 2020
RIchard Dracass is on the first episode!
I decided to start this thing with a good friend and co worker in multiple companies , Richard Dracass.  Richard gets shot out of a cannon with his candid discussion about some past employers.  Also, since this is my first episode, my audio makes me sound like I'm in a can.  Working out the details folks, trust me, it gets better once I figure out how to work my mic!
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January 6, 2020
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January 5, 2020