The holiday tradition continues as Michael DiGiovanni returns to the Fourth Chair for the 2018 Nerd Lunch Christmas spectacular. This year we're giving the holiday treatment to our Movie Menus franchise topic and creating Christmas movie tie-in menus for some popular restaurants. Where will reindeer pastries be on the breakfast menu? Which burger chain will be the place to go for this year's hottest toy? Why do restaurant executives get nervous when we do this topic? Get answers to all of these questions plus a plate full of Christmas cheer in this episode.

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It's the final episode of Nerd Lunch presents Down the Rabbit Hole. We visit the Lord of the Rings wiki and welcome CT's daughter Annaliese from Dragonfly Ripple to join Jeff, Pax and CT. Savor this episode like lembas bread, because once it's's over!

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It's the annual Ninja Day episode!  This year we are joined by Evan Hansen to discuss the 1997 Chris Farley martial arts vehicle, Beverly Hills Ninja.

Direct download: 319_-_2018_Ninja_Day_episode.mp3
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This month, The Chap Report welcomes eclectik, the mysterious podcast and pop culture aficionado. Corey and e reminisce about the UnderScoopFire days, talk about the Art of Podcasting, debate streaming television versus traditional viewing, and plot out future collaborations. Its not only a fun trek down memory lane, but a hopeful look to the future.

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In this extra helping Pax does a very special episode of I Read Movies to cover the 1989 novelization to Star Trek V by JM Dillard.

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Author Sue London returns to the show and we inch our way one step closer to finally completing our Star Trek movies Drill Down series. We chat about Star Trek V, what our first experience was with the movie, what went wrong, what went right, what also went wrong and try to come up with a few ways it could have been improved. Also: #Werehorse!

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It's the PENULTIMATE episode and for those who don't know, "penultimate" means "next to last." Jonathan DeMuth returns for maybe the final time and we fulfill one of Carlin's do an episode at IMDb. Are we successful? Well, this here is an episode, isn't it?

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Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when disks were floppy, graphics were VGA, and gaming was great. Jeeg, Pax, and guest Christian Nielsen discuss some of their favorite computer game soundtracks, goofy gaming violence, lame cutscenes, and more.

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It's an all-Mike episode when Michael DiGiovanni, Mike Downs, Mike Westfall, and Michael May discuss their favorite pop culture Mikes, then drop said characters onto a Battle-Royale-style island to fight to the death. Who is the ultimate Mike? Only one way to find out!

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In this months episode, Corey welcomes pop culture sage William Bruce West to the show. They cover topics ranging from the possible West Week Ever Podcast to Halloween and scary movies as well as the experience of watching a wrestling event in person. It is ALWAYS a good time when WBW guests on a podcast, and this time is no different!

Direct download: The_Chap_Report_2.0_with_William_Bruce_West.mp3
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Jeeg and Pax are joined by Sexy Armpit Jay and Michael May for the 2018 Halloween episode.  In this episode we select 16 movie monsters, put them in tournament brackets, and debate until we get a winner.  And there are some good discussions in this one.  Download and find out for yourself!

Direct download: 316_-_Movie_Monster_Sweet_16.mp3
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This month on Nerd Lunch presents Down the Rabbit Hole, we are joined by's Dubba and we talk about treats and no tricks on Wikipedia. Okay, some tricks, too. But what is no trick is this is an episode that you are not going to want to miss because there's a very special announcement. And when a podcast says there's a special know what that means. Listen and find out if you're right!


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On this episode we are joined by Shawn Robare to do a drilldown on the Ready Player One movie released this year.  This is a followup to episode 97 where we did a drilldown on the original book by Ernest Cline.

Direct download: 315_-_Ready_Player_One_movie_drilldown.mp3
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Deleted discussion from episode 97 about an eventual Ready Player One movie from back in 2013.

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This month's episode of The Chap Report is a discussion with Sarah, known to the UnderScoopFire world as former Brian Hail Mary *redacted*. We had deep conversation about Sarah's journey: her childhood, her married life, her struggles, and her decision to follow her heart. Its a pretty straight forward talk about being transgender.

Direct download: The_Chap_Report_2.0_with_Sarah.mp3
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Adam from SequelQuest and our old co-founder PLee hop on the show to rifle through some old cheap comic bins and create super hero teams again. This time, it's all young characters as we form the 50 Cent Bin Teen Titans.

Direct download: NerdLunch_311_50-cent-bin-teen-titans.mp3
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Andrew Bloom from Classic Film Jerks returns to the Hole and we do a "classic holin'" by visiting Wikipedia and giving ourselves no theme. We learn about all the things Ben Franklin invented along the way. Hashtag education!

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John Vanover joins us in the Fourth Chair this week to spend the 99 Jeegbucks we've each earned as our Nerd Lunch appearance fee. The catch is those bucks can only be spent in the online store assigned to us by another member of the podcast panel. Listen to find out what oddities make it into our shopping carts.

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Mike Westfall completes some sort of milestone as he guests on the new episode of the Chap Report. Corey talks with Mike about all things Disney World.

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On this episode of Nerd Lunch the guys are joined by William Bruce West to create a University based on the podcast.  We talk about a location, a mascot, and we round table our ideas for classes and professors.  It's a fun discussion we think you'll enjoy.

Direct download: 312_-_Nerd_Lunch_U.mp3
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During Carlin's recent trip to New York City, he and his wife, Janay met up with Jeff and his wife, Emily. And they all mutually decided to sit down and record a podcast together. Except not exactly that. But close enough. Listen to this first-time, in-person recording of Rabbit Hole where they try to get from one New York City-themed page on Wikipedia to another. Also, you may want to empty your bladder before listening to this one.

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Carlin and his wife head to the Big Apple with a recording device in tow. Along the way, they meet up with Jay from the Sexy Armpit, Jon from the After Movie Diner and Jeff from Down the Rabbit Hole and Talkin' Chopp. Hear about the activities that occurred during these meet ups. Also, hear about the best "Fictional New Yorks."

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After weeks of texting back and forth about the rumored Picard TV series, CT and PLee got on the internet phone to discuss the confirmation of the news that Picard is indeed coming back. They speculate on what might happen, give ideas for what the show could cover and offer opinions about themes the show should delve into. They answer questions like what other Next Generation cast members should show up, what's should the first shot be of the series and what about Q? It's a rare moment when our podcast is jumping in on the discussion. So strike while the iron is tea Earl Grey, hot!

Direct download: NerdLunch_EH_Picard.mp3
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While CT, Pax, and Jeeg are off saving the world, the Fourth Chair Army steps in to fill your podcast feed. This time, Evan Hanson, William Bruce West, Rob Graham, and Michael May take a good, long look at the first season of The Dukes of Hazzard, trying to figure out what holds up and what doesn't have the sense the good Lord promised a turkey.

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This month, Corey welcomes screenwriter, singer, and whisky drinker Mo Moshaty to the show to discuss:

  • The Golden Girls (now streaming on Hulu!)
  • the Top Trailers released at SDCC
  • the James Gunn controversy
  • the new Dr. Who
  • and so much more!!!

Mo can be found on Twitter @MoMoshaty Visit her website

Direct download: The_Chap_Report_2.0_with_Mo_Moshaty.mp3
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