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This Is Why - grumpyhawk collective
60 minutes | Apr 4, 2014
Wrestle Camp - This is Why #18
Hello again, everyone. Welcome to another exciting episode of This is Why. This week, Nate and I talk more wrestling. First up, Nate answers some questions about his time at wrestling camp, and then we discuss the odds on this weekend's WrestleMania 30. You know, if that's your thing.* Also, if you happen to know a semi-pro or pro-wrestler, or someone who knows someone, etc... who can answer these questions, let us know (or just answer them in the comments below).
68 minutes | Mar 20, 2014
Casting Preacher - This is Why #17
Hi Folks; feels like it's been forever (because it has been). Mostly due to my health kinda falling apart for a while, and our busy schedules, Nate and I just hadn't had a chance to sit down and talk for a while. However, things have calmed down lately, and it's finally time to get this thing going again. In this episode, Nate and I cast Seth Rogen's recently announced Preacher adaptation for AMC.
43 minutes | Aug 26, 2013
sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY - This Is Why #16
Hey folks; welcome to episode 16 of This Is Why. In this episode, Nate and I talk professional wrestling. Nate and Benjamin have both been trying to get me to watch WWE for quite a while now, and recently I finally gave in and watched an episode. I gotta say, it's not bad; I actually kind of enjoyed it. And, toward the end of the episode, Nate reveals a secret to everyone that even surprised me a bit. All this and more in episode 16, "sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!"
43 minutes | Jul 22, 2013
Man of Steel - This Is Why #15
Hey there This Is Why-icans? This Is Why-ites? I'm not really sure what to call you guys. Anyway, welcome to episode 15 of This Is Why. In this episode, Nate and I talk about Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Now, me being a comic book guy, you'd think I loved this movie.....and you would be wrong. Actually, based on a few reviews, including Mark Waid's, I didn't even go see this movie. Nate, on the other hand, as well as a bunch of you out there, loved this movie. So yeah, Nate and I had some different opinions on this movie. Keep in mind, we'll be spoiling the crap outta this movie, so if you haven't seen it, hit stop now; otherwise, we can't be held responsible for the spoiling that will occur. Let us know what you thought about the movie, or what we have to say about Man of Steel, in the comments below.
74 minutes | Jun 23, 2013
Interview with the Safe For Democracy Troupe - This is Why #14
Hey there everyone, and welcome to a episode 17 of This Is Why. Coming up, Nate and grumpyhawk talk to 3 of the main folks from Safe For Democracy troupe, a group that writes and perfoms nerd-friendly radio-type shows via YouTube. Their first series is a re-imagining of the Fantastic Four's origin (including some really great appearances by others from the Marvel Universe), and based on this interview, they've got a ton more in store for us. As always, head on over to grumpyhawk.com for show notes and links to Safe For Democracy.
81 minutes | Jun 17, 2013
The One With Benjamin (and the Doctor) - This is Why #13
Hey folks, sorry this episode is a bit late; grumpyhawk has been dealing with some health issues which caused some delays. In this episode, we discuss Star Trek Into Darkness, the sad demise of Go On, and then bring on Benjamin Combs to discuss Season 7B of Doctor Who.
65 minutes | May 14, 2013
You're Out Of Order! - This is Why #12
hey everyone, and WELCOME to episode 12 of This is Why. We didn't really have a formal topic for this week, so Nate and I are kind of all over the place. First up, we make fun of Prince filing takedown notices for Vine videos (VINE!), I get a chance to ramble about Bioshock: Infinite, and then Nate explains why Google Glass has been ruined for him. After that, we discuss the under-rated Billy Zabka, and finally, we answer some listener questions. Hooray for interaction, interaction! Hope y'all enjoy this episode, so swing by grumpyhawk.com to let us know what you thought either way, and for full show notes.
57 minutes | Apr 30, 2013
International Incident - This Is Why #11
Hey there, internets; welcome to episode 11 of This Is Why. With the summer movie season already upon us, Nate and I wanted to talk a bit about the movies we're excited about this summer. Coming up, we've got Superman, RIPD, 300 2 (or.5, or something?) Kick-Ass 2, Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim. After that we veer over to The Wire, and Nate's solution to the problem of British actors controlling all the superhero roles.
53 minutes | Apr 10, 2013
This Time It's Personal - This Is Why #10
Hello and welcome to episode 10 of This is Why. Yep, we've finally made it to double digits. Coming up in this episode, wrestling's new year, Nate's video game date, geek girls, concert ettiquite and finally, NEW DOCTOR WHO! That's right, the Doctor's back, and as is tradition around here, we talk about how his adventures are going thus far. Alright, you guys listen to this episode, I'm off to play some Bioshock: Infinite.
57 minutes | Mar 29, 2013
Disco Trumpets - This is Why #9
Hey there Internets and welcome to episode 9 of This Is Why! Coming up, Nate and I talk about the Muse brain sensor, SXSW interactive, iWatch, Playstation 4 and new xbox rumors, Nate explains why Assasin's Creed 3 has made him hate the series, Hitman: Absolution, and the Borderlands games.
55 minutes | Mar 8, 2013
Resistance is Futile - This Is Why #8
Hey everyone, welcome to episode 8 of This is Why. in this episode, Nate and I talk about Google glass, and how we seem to be on opposite sides of how this tech is going to be used. From there we vere off to internet privacy and the occupy movement. If you'd like to continue the conversation, feel free to leave a comment below.
66 minutes | Feb 23, 2013
Origin Stories - This is Why #7
Welcome to This is Why #7! After some unexpected delays, we're back and back on schedule. In this episode, grumpyhawk and Nate discuss Nate's recent trip to a WWE Raw taping, Batman #17, and superhero origin movies and reboots. If you like what you hear, feel free to rate us on iTunes or leave us a comment on the episode at grumpyhawk.com
68 minutes | Jan 9, 2013
Doctor Who Redux - This is Why #6
Hello and welcome to episode 6 of This Is Why! It's been a while since we posted an episode but hey, that's what happens when you come up against the holidays and both of your hosts get sick after that. We took some time to spend time with family and recouperate, and now we're back, and we're back with another Doctor Who episode. With the first half of season 7 being over and the Christmas episode just airing recently, we figured this was a good time to go back and see how right or wrong (spoilers: we were very wrong) with most of our predictions we were, as well as discuss the Christmas episode, the new companion, and where we think Doctor Who is going from here. Really hope you guys enjoy and thanks for bearing with us as we've had some time off here, as always if you agree or disagree with anything we've got to say in this episode feel free to leave us a comment and let us know why; we'd love to talk to you about some Doctor Who! Thanks and enjoy.
49 minutes | Nov 29, 2012
All I Want For Christmas & Stuff - This Is Why #5.2
Welcome to Episode 5.2 of This is Why. If 5.1 was about games Nate and grumpyhawk are currently playing, 5.2 is all about the upcoming games they're looking forward to, their wish list, if you will. Coming up we've got Hitman Absolution, Bioshock Infinitie, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Grand Theft Auto 5, and even the new Deadpool game, even thought it's almost a year away. They also squeeze in some of their feelings about multiplayer gaming in general. For full show notes, visit http://grumpyhawk.com
59 minutes | Nov 18, 2012
Old Man Take a Look at My Life - This Is Why #5.1
Hello everyone and welcome to another fine edition of This is Why. You may have noticed a .1 by the episode number which means, yup, Nate and grumpyhawk rambled extra long this time around and split this into 2 different parts. grumpyhawk recently celebrated a birthday, so this first half involves them joking around a bit about getting old before talking about the video games they've been killing time with recently. First up, Nate pontificates about the newest WWE game and professional wrestling in general, and then explains why Assassin's Creed 3 is doing the franchise proud. After that, grumpyhawk get to talk about Lego Batman 2 and Earth Defense Force 2, a longshot sequel to a game that maybe 3 of you know about, much less played.
82 minutes | Nov 2, 2012
Austin Comic Con 2012 - This Is Why #4
Welcome to episode 4 of This Is Why! Austin Comic Con happened last weekend, and grumpyhawk had a blast. This year is the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: the Next Generation, so the fine folks over at Wizard World got all of the main cast together to be peppered with NERD QUESTIONS. While he was there, grumpyhawk also had the chance to sit and talk with Matt Sturges, Nick Pitarra, the folks over at CCP Comics, and finally Matt Gordon and Martin Whitmore. Before they get to those interviews though, Nate and grumpyhawk chat about team-up Halloween costume ideas and a bit about what Halloween is like in Austin. For links to all the folks interviewed, head over to grumpyhawk.com.
71 minutes | Oct 18, 2012
Talking Naturally - This is Why #3
It's a new TV season, so Nate and grumpyhawk decided to watch and review some of the new series premiers, including Nashville, Elementary, Go On, and the abomination that is The Neighbors.
75 minutes | Oct 10, 2012
Comics and other Sundry Things - This is Why #2
Hello and welcome once again to This is Why. This episode is all about comics, or at least it was before Nate professes his love for his new iPhone 5. From there, they somehow end up on the Daredevil movie, why Preacher ruined all other comics for Nate, and Kevin Smith talk before bringing it back around to discuss Action Comics, Batman, and The Incredible Hulk. There's a lot packed into this hour and 15 minutes, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!
67 minutes | Sep 20, 2012
Doctor Who! - This is Why #1
Hello! and welcome to the first ever episode of "This is Why", a nerd and pop culture podcast featuring Nate Griffin and grumpyhawk. This episode clocks in at just over and hour, and is all about Doctor Who, including: the first two episodes of season 7, what they think might happen with the Ponds, why Nate thinks he's a better fan than grumpyhawk (even though he's not), and a guide to getting people into the Doctor. There are some mild spoliers ahead, so if you haven't watched the first two episodes, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Go get 'em from iTunes or something, and bask in the awesomeness that is Matt Smith... For the full Doctor Who Prescription, check out grumpyhawk.com
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