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Stranger Danger - A Stranger Things Podcast

Stranger Danger - A Stranger Things Podcast

By Fans Not Experts
Covering every episode of the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things - and the official books and comics! Follow @GeekMentality on Twitter and Instagram and @StrangerDPod on Twitter!
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The Final Rewatch: S03E02 “The Mall Rats”
Happy Friday Stranger Friends! Can you believe that next week at this time we'll have NEW EPISODES OF STRANGER THINGS! But we still have the longest week of our lives to get through, so I hope you spend some of that time with me as we continue to remake our way back through Stranger Things 3, including today's episode - "The Mall Rats!" Stay Stranger My Friends....
May 21, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S03E01 “Suzie, Do You Copy?”
The beginning of the end of the rewatch is upon us as we star the final countdown to Stranger Things 4! Today, I relive the start of Stranger Things 3 and we see where our friends are up to in the Summer of 1985....
May 20, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S02E09 “The Gate”
And just like that, the rewatch of Stranger Things 2 is in the books! Since it took me so long to get this episode done - it's already tomorrow! And because of that - you guessed it, you'll be getting the next episode of the rewatch tomorrow as well as I jump right back in with Stranger Things 3. The FUN NEVER STOPS!
May 19, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S02E08 “The Mind Flayer”
Happy Tuesday Everybody. Big day today. Got an oil change AND a haircut this morning. And now I'm here to talk about a wonderful/exciting/sad/scary episode of your favorite television program, Stranger Things, as I talk about the next-to-last episode of the season, "The Mind Flayer!"
May 18, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S02E07 “The Lost Sister”
Happy Monday Stranger Friends! This is the last Monday before the last Monday before Stranger Things returns out our lives! Today I talk about Chapter 7 of Stranger Things 2, "The Lost Sister" - which has some moments I really like and some characters I really hate....And some Eggos.
May 17, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S02E06 “The Spy”
A perfect Sunday. Got my cell phone situation figured out. Saw my Celtics win another playoff series, AND to top if off I got to talk about a fantastic episode of Stranger Things with all of you. Doesn't get much better than that!
May 16, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S02E05 “Dig Dug”
Happy Saturday again Stranger Friends! Yes when you last heard from me, I was just finishing up the last rewatch episode in the wee hours of this morning (technically) and now I am back again to guessed - the next episode of Stranger Things, Dig Dug! Plus there is a bunch of Stranger Things stuff going on out there, so I'll talk about that (a little bit) too...
May 15, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S02E04 “Will the Wise”
Happy Friday the 13th Stranger Friends! There was some spoooky stuff in this episode for sure - perfect for today! Plus we finally get an idea of what is going on with all them sad, dead pumpkins! Oh and Happy Saturday the 14th too - because by the time I got this show done, I traveled to the future by one day....See you later on today!
May 14, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S02E03 “The Pollywog”
Happy Thursday Stranger Friends! I really did plan on getting this episode up earlier – even watched the show before work! But then time got away from me and I ended up recording after 10pm! Imagine staying up that late? Anywho, today I talk about the really fun Stranger Things 2 episode, “The Pollywog” – but I also talk about this amazing Stranger Things 4 poster that was released today!
May 13, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S02E02 “Trick or Treat, Freak”
It’s very late on a Wednesday night – but not too late to rewatch a great episode of a great television program – which is what I did…obvi! It’s Halloween night in Hawkins – a time for candy and costumes….NIGHT – not day. We learn fast, do not dress up in costumes at school on Halloween day anymore – that was SO last year…
May 12, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S02E01 “MADMAX”
Welcome back Stranger Friends to season two of the rewatch. It's been SO MANY HOURS since the first season finale of Stranger Things - but here we are back talking about the first episode of Stranger Things 2, MADMAX! Oh, and I remembered to talk about the posters this time.
May 11, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S01E08 “The Upside Down”
Greetings Stranger Friends! I couldn't get this episode up yesterday and even though I watched it quite early this morning - I couldn't get it up until late tonight! But fear not, we have completed the rewatch of the first season of Stranger Things - so let's celebrate by starting the rewatch of the second season tomorrow! See you then!!
May 10, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S01E07 “The Bathtub”
Greetings Stranger Friends and happy Saturday! Today I revisit the penultimate episode of the first season of Stranger Things - The Bathtub. And can you believe there are only 20 days left until our beloved show returns! This episode also features another voicemail AND I talk about an old episode of Geek Mentality from way back in 2016 where I talk about Stranger Things for the first time. STAY STRANGER MY FRIENDS!
May 08, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S01E06 “The Monster”
I did it! I finally did a rewatch recap and kept it under 30 minutes! Who knows if I will be able to do it ever again - but wow, what a feeling haha. I wanted to make sure to get things up earlier today as I am off to babysit my niece and nephew. I wonder if they're old enough for me to tell them "The Story of Hawkins" before they go to bed tonight? Hmm, better not - I don't want to be blamed for any nightmares! Stay Stranger!!!
May 06, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S01E05 “The Flea and the Acrobat”
I swear I went into this episode saying - I'll take less notes (I definitely did) and I'll go over things quicker and have a shorter episode - and then BOOM - I go and have the longest rewatch episode so far. Oh well, there was just too many good thing to talk about. And even though I may have mixed up "Byers" and "Wheelers" a couple times - I think I did cover just about everything...And there are more posters!
May 06, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S01E04 “The Body”
Happy Wednesday! I forgot just how satisfying this episode was - a lot of great stuff happened and a lot of people are starting to realize something is going on and Joyce Byers may actually be telling the truth! Yeah, NO KIDDING!
May 05, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S01E03 “Holly, Jolly”
I am SO happy that I decided to do this. In this episode, we finally see "The Upside Down" - sorry Barb! This one was a rough one, even with knowing what we know - that ending still wrecked me!
May 03, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S01E02 “The Weirdo on Maple Street”
Happy Monday! This morning I watched the second ever episode of Stranger Things - but couldn't talk about it right away. I ended up having some time during my lunch break, so if it sounds like I am rushing things and rambling a bit it's because I probably am! You may even hear my dog bark a few times while she was out on the deck. If this was at night I'd be afraid something was out there in the woods! Thankfully it was daytime. See you again soon Stranger Friends!
May 02, 2022
The Final Rewatch: S01E01 "The Vanishing of Will Byers"
Surprise Stranger Friends! It's May 2022 and we are finally (almost) here! The new season of Stranger Things is officially only weeks away now - and to celebrate I thought it would be fun to rewatch EVERY episode of Stranger Things and of course talk about it here on the show. It's a much more casual type of recap, with no sound clips and notes - just a lot of me rambling about the episode I just watched. I hope you can come along for the ride and rewatch every episode as we get closer and closer to Stranger Things 4!
May 02, 2022
BONUS: "The Stranger Things 4 Trailer Is Here!!!"
Greetings Stranger Friends! It finally happened! The Stranger Things 4 trailer premiered this morning and holy #&!% it is amazing. Doesn't it finally feel real!? We're really getting all our friends back after waiting so long! You've watched the trailer, and you've watched it again. Guess what? So have I - and now I want to go through it slowly and try to figure out what we are looking at and what it could possibly mean? Now for the longest 6 weeks of our Stranger Things fandom!
April 13, 2022
BONUS: "Four Stranger Things Posters, Two Premiere Dates & One Duffer Brothers Letter"
Every ending has a beginning. It started today at 10:00am EST. A new tweet and a new poster every 15 minutes. Russia. The Lab. Creel House. California. Then at 11:00am we got the premiere DATES announcement! Two volumes and two dates! What!!? Lastly at 11:01am the Duffer Brothers tweeted out a letter to all of us. The letter left be both happy, sad and excited. Excited for what they have in store for us! I was so excited that I had to sit down tonight and talk about everything thrown our way today. Hold on to your butts…..
February 18, 2022
Stranger Danger Book Club: “Stranger Things Winter Special”
Happy Holidays my Stranger Friends! The book club is back again to talk about the recently released "Winter Special" comic, from Dark Horse Comics, and written by Chris Roberson with art by ABEL. This was a fun read bringing together some of my favorite things, Christmas, Holiday Specials - and Stranger Things! I hope you enjoy and hope everyone has a great holiday season and a happy rest of 2021!
December 02, 2021
BONUS: "Stranger Things Day 2021"
Happy Stranger Things Day my Stranger Friends! Though we didn't get a premiere date, it has been narrowed down to a season. And although we didn't get a proper season 4 trailer yet, we did get our final teaser that I attempt to dissect like a frog in an 80s movie science class. Sure I forgot to mention the incredible poster that was created by artist Kyle Lambert. And, looking back on the teaser video again maybe when I said Eleven was on a bus she might be being held on a van, but I'm still psyched with what we got today and hope you listen and enjoy me talking about it. Stay strange my friends!
November 07, 2021
Stranger Danger Book Club: “Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons”
The book club is finally back as I take you on an adventure through the pages of the Dark Horse comic collection, “Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons” - written by Jody Houser and Jim Zub. I also talk about some upcoming Stranger Things happenings (Stranger Happenings?), about something I missed about the Creel House video - and there's a musical performance by the band, okay that last part is a lie (kinda sorta). But the rest all happened - listen to prove I'm telling the truth!
November 03, 2021
BONUS : "Stranger Things 4 | Creel House"
With today's "Tudum" special from Netflix, you knew SOMETHING was going to be coming from the Stranger Things camp. While we didn't get a full fledged trailer, we did get another teaser video titled, "Creel House." What did we learn? Well, we pretty much know what that house was our friends were lurking in, and why they were there. We just don't know the WHY to why they were there? So of course that leads to all kinds of speculation. But what the hell else are we going to do with our time! So Mike talks about it for a little while and tries to figure out what exactly we are looking at. Stay strange!
September 26, 2021
BONUS: "Stranger Things 4 | Sneak Peek"
If you read the show notes for the last book club episode - you might have already known that you'd be hearing from me again today. Sorry it took so long, but finally I am here today to talk about today's Sneak Peek video!!! I make some observations about what I see, and then I speculate the hell out of things. Well, somebody has to!!!
August 07, 2021
Stranger Danger Book Club: “Rebel Robin”
I got an email today (4/8/2022) from my podcast host that this episode was taken down because of a 3rd-party music rights claim. I am not sure if it was because of the podcast clip or the music I used but hopefully I edited it enough that this one can stay up (I don't have the original audio so if it sounds like it starts a little weird - this is why! See you soon Stranger Friends!) Stranger Friends, the Book Club is back in session as today I talk about the 2021 Stranger Things novel, “Rebel Robin” written by author A.R. Capetta. I really REALLY enjoyed this book and I hope that comes across in this episode as I attempt to discuss in as much detail as my brain allows. I also talk about the tie in podcast, “Rebel Robin: Surviving Hawkins” which you can find on Spotify and Apple Podcasts (and pretty much anywhere podcasts are available). Follow author A.R. Capetta on Instagram at @ar_capetta or check out A.R. Capetta’s website at
August 06, 2021
Stranger Danger Book Club: “Zombie Boys”
Stranger Friends, the Book Club is back in session! Today I go through the Dark Horse comics graphic novel, "Zombie Boys" from January 2020. It's a fairly standalone story but starring our favorite boys who are trying to deal with what they just went through back in 1983 (right after season one!) and meet a new friends along the way. It is a real fun read with some touching moments and some terrific art. I hope you get a chance to check it out before listening! This episode also features a song from Jamie T. I'd never heard of him before finding this track, but I may have to check out more of what he does because I really enjoyed this song.
July 22, 2021
BONUS: "Four New Faces in Hawkins"
This past week, Netflix held its first ever "Geeked Week" where they made all kinds of fun announcements about new shows and movies coming to the king of streamers. During one of the days, the Stranger Things folks announced four new cast members and characters coming to season 4. So I thought I would hit record and just quickly talk about what we know about them so far. Stay Strange!
June 11, 2021
BONUS: "Eleven, Are You Listening?"
Okay, so we didn't get a trailer - but I we did get something! Was it a flashback? A dream? What are we looking at in this video? I have my thoughts, and I spend a few minutes talking about them in this episode. I hope you check it out and enjoy.
May 07, 2021
BONUS: "HNL Control Room Video"
Today, the crew over at Stranger Things really knocked Cinco De Mayo out of the park. First they tweet out “Are you ready?” and then they tweet out this video with 9 clock emojis followed by an exploding head: The description of this video reads: “Due to technical difficulties, Hawkins National Laboratory will be closed until further notice. We will be back in service tomorrow at 9:00AM ET.” SOMETHING is coming tomorrow at 9am! Oh it’s so close but so far away. So I figured I’d talk about what was in that video in the meantime. Enjoy!
May 06, 2021
Stranger Danger Book Club: “Science Camp”
Hello my Stranger Friends! Finally, I'm back with a new entry into the Stranger Danger Club! This time around I'm back reading another mini-series of the Dark Horse comic – "Science Camp" a standalone story about Dustin at Summer Camp. Spoiler alert: It was a lot of fun.
April 27, 2021
Stranger Danger Book Club: “Runaway Max”
I couldn't wait any longer! I had to put down the book I was reading - because remember I am a sloooow reader - and finally got back to the book club! And to my surprise, during this vacation week I actually sat down a bunch of times and read this book - and finished it in record time! Well, record time for me. For this entry into the Stranger Danger book club, I read "Runaway Max" by Brenna Yovanoff and - spoiler alert - I really enjoyed it.
February 28, 2021
BONUS: “The New Faces of Stranger Things 4”
It's been too long since I've talked to you all so I thought I'd take a moment to talk about the new faces that have been announced to be joining the new season of Stranger Things that comes out....someday. Happy New Year!
January 19, 2021
Stranger Danger Book Club: “Into The Fire”
Well hello there Stranger Things fans! I am back with a new entry for the book club! This time I read the Dark Horse comic - and the the third mini series of Stranger Things comics, "Into The Fire" which turns out to be a direct sequel to the last series. I hope that you enjoy it and stay safe everybody!
December 02, 2020
Stranger Danger Book Club: “Darkness on the Edge of Town”
If I am honest about one thing - it is that I really am a slow reader!! But, I finally finished the second official Stranger Things novel, "Darkness on the Edge of Town" by Adam Christopher for this latest edition of the Stranger Danger Book Club!
November 22, 2020
Stranger Danger Book Club: "Six"
The Stranger Danger Book Club is back again with a new episode! On this episode I talk about the next miniseries of the Stranger Things comic, "Six." A fun read, even if some of the timeline threw me off. Hope you enjoy!
October 27, 2020
Stranger Danger Book Club: "Suspicious Minds"
The Stranger Danger Book Club is BACK with a new episode! Last night I finally finished reading the first official Stranger Things Novel, "Suspicious Minds" by Gwenda Bond and I couldn't wait to talk about it. I also read an email that came in from a friendly listener named Manuel and talk about the really cool "Unofficial Stranger Things S4 Digital Escape Room" that he put together. Check it out!
October 22, 2020
Stranger Danger Book Club: "The Other Side"
While we are all anxiously awaiting the return of Stranger Things, I thought it would be a totally rad idea to read all the Stranger Things books and comics that are out there! In this first episode of what I am calling the "Stranger Danger Book Club" I look at the first volume of the Dark Horse Comics' Stranger Things comic book series, Stranger Things: The Other Side. I hope you enjoy the show - and you're right - I can't wait for Stranger Things to come back either!
October 01, 2020
BONUS: "Looking Ahead To Season 4"
Stranger Things Fans! Although we know that a Season 4 is coming, we don't really know when. But what DO we know? Well I checked out a few sites and pulled out some info that I thought might be interesting. Not overly spoiler-ish, but if you want be completely in the dark - feel free to skip this episode....Although you may want to stick around for the end to find out what THIS SHOW will be up to while we're waiting for Season 4....
September 27, 2020
Stranger Danger 25: “The Battle of Starcourt”
In this episode of Stranger Danger, our dashing host talks about episode 8 of season 3 of Stranger Things, “Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt.” Follow me on twitter @GeekMentality, Find Us On Facebook or email me at
September 22, 2020
Stranger Danger 24: “The Bite”
In this episode of Stranger Danger, our dashing host talks about episode 7 of season 3 of Stranger Danger, “Chapter Seven: The Bite.” Follow me on twitter @GeekMentality, Find Us On Facebook or email me at
July 19, 2020
Stranger Danger 23: “E Pluribus Unum”
In this episode of Stranger Danger, our dashing host talks about episode 6 of season 3 of Stranger Things, “Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum.” Follow me on twitter @GeekMentality, Find Us On Facebook or email me at
June 29, 2020
Stranger Danger 22: "The Flayed"
In this episode of Stranger Danger, our dashing procrastinator of a host FINALLY talks about episode 5 of season 3 of Stranger Things, “Chapter Five: The Flayed.” Follow him (me) on twitter @GeekMentality, Find Us On Facebook or email me at
May 27, 2020
Stranger Danger 21: "The Sauna Test"
 In this episode - the fourth of season 3, our brilliant host Mike discusses episode 4 of Stranger Things 3, "Chapter Four: The Sauna Test". 
August 09, 2019
Stranger Danger 20: "The Case of the Missing Lifeguard"
In this episode - the third of season 3, our handsome host Mike discusses episode 3 of Stranger Things 3, "Chapter Three: The Case of the Missing Lifeguard".
July 27, 2019
Stranger Danger 19: "The Mall Rats"
Better late than never!! In this episode - the second of season 3, our brave hero Mike discusses episode 2 of Stranger Things 3, "Chapter Two: The Mallrats".
July 20, 2019
Stranger Danger 18: "Suzie, Do You Copy?"
Stranger Things is back, which means - STRANGER DANGER is FINALLY BACK! In this episode - the first of season 3, our handsome hero Mike discusses episode 1 of Stranger Things 3, "Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy." Follow us on Twitter at @StrangerDPod.
July 12, 2019
Stranger Danger : "Happy 4th of July!"
Happy 4th of July everybody! Today is the day! Today Stranger Things is back with season 3! I can't wait to watch it and podcast about it. The plan is to watch the ENTIRE season first. Then I am going to go back and watch each episode on a weekly basis and put out new Stranger Danger episodes every Friday covering these episodes. Look for a new episode of Stranger Things to premiere in your ears on July 12th! Enjoy the season everybody, I am almost POSITIVE I will! ollow @StrangerDPod on twitter y'all!
July 04, 2019
Stranger Danger : Stranger Things Season 3 Title Tease
Long Time No See! Today Netflix dropped a short video teasing us for season 3 of Stranger Things. Click the link to check it out and listen as I give my two cents on the titles. Find Me on Twitter at @GeekMentality and Facebook at @FansNotExperts .
December 10, 2018
Stranger Danger 17: "The Gate"
In this episode - the finale of season 2, Mike discusses episode 9 of Stranger Things 2, "Chapter Nine: The Gate."
January 12, 2018
Stranger Danger 16: "The Mind Flayer"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 8 of Stranger Things 2, "Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer."
January 06, 2018
Stranger Danger 15: "The Lost Sister"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 7 of Stranger Things 2, "Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister."
December 30, 2017
Stranger Danger 14: "The Spy"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 6 of Stranger Things 2, "Chapter Six: The Spy."
December 16, 2017
Stranger Danger 13: "Dig Dug"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 5 of Stranger Things 2, "Dig Dug."
December 09, 2017
Stranger Danger 12: "Will The Wise"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 4 of Stranger Things 2, "Chapter Four: Will The Wise."
December 02, 2017
Stranger Danger 11: "The Pollywog"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 3 of Stranger Things 2, "Chapter Three: The Pollywog."
November 18, 2017
Stranger Danger 10: "Trick or Treat, Freak"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 2 of Stranger Things 2, "Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak."
November 11, 2017
Stranger Danger 09: "MADMAX"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 1 of Stranger Things 2, "Chapter One: MADMAX."
November 03, 2017
Stranger Danger 08: "The Upside Down"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 8 of Stranger Things, "Chapter Eight: The Upside Down."
October 20, 2017
Stranger Danger 07: "The Bathtub"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 7 of Stranger Things, "Chapter Seven: The Bathtub."
October 14, 2017
Stranger Danger 06: "The Monster"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 6 of Stranger Things, "Chapter Six: The Monster."
October 07, 2017
Stranger Danger 05: "The Flea and the Acrobat"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 5 of Stranger Things, "Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat."
September 30, 2017
Stranger Danger 04: "The Body"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 4 of Stranger Things, "Chapter Four: The Body."
September 23, 2017
Stranger Danger 03: "Holly, Jolly"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 3 of Stranger Things, "Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly."
September 16, 2017
Stranger Danger 02: "The Weirdo On Maple Street"
In this episode, Mike discusses episode 2 of Stranger Things, "Chapter Two: The Weirdo On Maple Street."
September 09, 2017
Stranger Danger 01: "The Vanishing of Will Byers"
In this episode, Mike discusses the very first episode of Stranger Things, "Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers."
September 01, 2017
Geek Mentality Presents: Stranger Danger - A Stranger Things Podcast. Coming 9.1.17
@GeekMentality presents a brand new Stranger Things Podcast - Stranger Danger. A new episode covering an episode of the hit Netflix drama, Stranger Things - every Friday, starting 9.1.17. This is a basic introduction as to who I am - what Geek Mentality is - and to kick off the feed and get this sucker up on iTunes as it's own podcast!
August 23, 2017