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Two Geeks Two Beers
63 minutes | Nov 26, 2022
Hey, you guys! It's time to look back and celebrate one of the greatest adventure films of all time, 1985's The Goonies. Tom can't quite believe that Morgan only watched this once a few years ago, and so it's up to him to teach him all about the legendary film starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and many others. From One Eyed WIlly's rich stuff to a missing octopus, we'll take you through the excellent film. And maybe you can help us find out if we really did have a pub chat with a Red Dwarf and EastEnders actor... We also discuss: How all the children are far too loud Robert Davi's terrifying opera singing No, Jerry O'Connell is not in this film, Morgan Why Mikey and his inhaler was Tom's hero Jeff Cohen is now a dish Will a sequel ever happen? Clips used: The Goonies (Warner Bros) Cyndi Lauper - The Goonies R Good Enough (Portrait) 'One Thing You Never Knew About 'The Goonies' (Tech Insider) The Goonies - Reunited Apart (Josh Gad, YouTube) Please leave us a review here! You can get in touch at email@example.com, or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We're now also on TikTok! Please support us Patreon, and get some awesome exclusive Two Geeks goodies!
52 minutes | Oct 30, 2022
Remember that vampire series on Channel 4 that starred Jack Davenport and Idris Elba before they were famous and it only ran for six episodes in 1998? No? Well, Morgan's going to refresh your memory. For this Halloween (sort of) special, Morgan will teach Tom all about the cult British TV drama, that also starred a pre-True Blood Stephen Moyer as a vampire 10 years before his American success. Oh, and Tom forgets Morgan's birthday. We also discuss: What an era for vampires the late '90s were Why you never say the word 'vampire' Why sexy Jack Davenport can't be bothered in this show And neither can Idris Why Tom thinks it's 'Pearl Harbour with vampires' Will we ever feel old enough to sip brandy and wear double jackets? Is it Bram Stoker or Bam Stroker? Clips used: Vampire's Kiss Ultraviolet (Channel 4) Johnny Berchtold (Twitter) A Clockwork Orange Famalam Ultraviolet (Fox) Please leave us a review here! You can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We're now also on TikTok! Please support us Patreon, and get some awesome exclusive Two Geeks goodies!
58 minutes | Sep 25, 2022
Whether you're a ticking time bomb of rage or a master of cutlery, we're here for you. In our latest episode we're tackling the underrated 1999 superhero comedy, Mystery Men! Tom teaches Morgan (though, it turns out Morgan didn't need any teaching) all about the making of the Ben Stiller comedy, also staring William H Macy, Hank Azaria, Jaenene Garofalo, Greg Kinnear, Geoffrey Rush, Eddie Izzard, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens and even Tom Waits. Particularly drunk, we discuss: How this time, Doom Bar was an acquired taste Those 'This Is DVD' adverts How Mystery Men must have inspired The Boys, according to Tom Tom invents several words, unucsessfully How it's everyone's finest roles What happened to Claire Forlani after the 90s? Eddie Izzard taking it deadly seriously Michael Bay brings the brewskis Clips used: Mystery Men (Universal) This Is DVD Please leave us a review here! You can get in touch at email@example.com, or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We're now also on TikTok! Please support us Patreon, and get some awesome exclusive Two Geeks goodies!
43 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
The Incredible Hulk (1982)
Yes, we're tackling that 'loveable' green giant once more. With She-Hulk now unleashes, in this episode Morgan teaches Tom all about the 1982 animated version of the Incredible Hulk. We drunkenly discuss: How Hulk fit in with Spider-Man and his 'amazing' friends (what made them so amazing, anyway?) A look back at the forgotten '60s version and its incredible theme tune How Hulk enjoyed being slap-happy and wore guyliner What happened to the Hulk's clothes? How it inspired future versions of Hulk forever more... Clips used: The Incredible Hulk (1982) (NBC) Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (NBC) The Marvel Super-Heroes (Syndicated/Marvel) Please leave us a review here! You can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We're now also on TikTok! Please support us Patreon, and get some awesome exclusive Two Geeks goodies!
60 minutes | Jul 31, 2022
Dance your cares away, worries for another day, it's time for a new Two Geeks Two Beers podcast episode! This time, Tom fulfils a listener's wish by finally doing Fraggle Rock, as he teaches Morgan all about the classic '80s TV show from Jim Henson. In it, we discuss: The Muppetverse of Madness The various international human 'wraparounds' including a French bakery and Scottish lighthouse Will we ever see all the missing British episodes? Why Sprocket is the best Muppet ever The surprising power of radishes A series finale better than Game of Thrones Clips used: Fraggle Rock (HBO/CBC/ITV) Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series (NBC) The Doozers (Hulu) Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (Apple TV+) Please leave us a review here! You can get in touch at email@example.com, or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We're now also on TikTok! Please support us Patreon, and get some awesome exclusive Two Geeks goodies!
63 minutes | Jun 26, 2022
The Three Musketeers (1993)
All for one, and all for love! This episode sees Morgan take Tom back to 1993 and the strangely-forgotten action romp The Three Musketeers, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt, Chris O'Donnell and Tim Curry. Tom thought he'd seen it, but when he watched it the night before, this was apparently not the case. But what did he think of it? We discuss: Why are they called Musketeers when they only seem to use swords? Tom's concept of something having 'no legacy' purely because he's never heard of it The brilliance of Dogtanian and Albert the Fifth Musketeer Why the film has, according to Morgan, a "highly f***able" cast Tom's weird dissing of Chris O'Donnell Why we're still annoyed about Drew from Neighbours' death What the hell have they done to Paul McGann? Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart AND Sting Clips used: The Three Musketeers (1993) (Disney) The Three Musketeers (1973) (20th Century Fox) Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting - All for Love (Universal) Dogtanian and the Three Muskahounds (BRB) Albert the 5th Musketeer (BBC/Canal+) Please leave us a review here! You can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Please support us Patreon, and get some awesome exclusive Two Geeks goodies!
89 minutes | May 29, 2022
Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds
"And slowly, but surely, they drew their plans against us..." For this episode, Tom teaches Morgan all about a true one-off: the sci-fi prog rock concept musical album adaptation of HG Wells' War of the Worlds, by Jeff Wayne. Morgan gets flabbergasted at the album's enduring popularity, as he hears songs like 'Eve of the War' and 'Forever Autumn' for the first time, much to Tom's dismay. We discuss: The gravitas of Richard Burton and the surprisingly decent David Essex The gall and the gumption of Jeff Wayne sticking his name on the album and spending A LOT of money - but it worked! How Tom grew up with an actual typewriter Morgan's most hated words: 'rock opera' Justin Hayward's sci-fi pedigree How Tom had a mandatory dance class at school. Just him? Morgan's impressions are back: Al Pacino, Sean Connery, Marlon Brando and more! The album's amazing artwork and video game spinoffs Tom's love of Daniel Bedingfield Clips used: Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of War of the Worlds (CBS) Songs: 'Eve of the War', 'Forever Autumn', 'Thunder Child', 'The Spirit of Man', 'Brave New World', 'Epilogue' Vigrass & Osborne - 'Forever Autumn' / Lego commercial Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds (ZX Spectrum) Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of War of the Worlds - The New Generation (Sony) Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds - The Musical Drama (Audible) Please leave us a review here! Please get in touch at email@example.com, or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Please support us Patreon, and get some awesome exclusive Two Geeks goodies!
65 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
ACTION! WAIT! ACTION! In this episode, Morgan takes a shot at looking back at the history of the classic Time Crisis video game series. It is an action series that has produced 11 games since first taking arcades by storm in 1995, some 27 years ago. In a rather drunken episode, we discuss: Morgan's recent stag do and his downright diva behaviour The fun and mystique of arcades - or 'arcade centres' as Tom calls them The light gun myth - did they actually work? Wild Dog's many deaths Time Crisis' insistence of using randomly generic names for its heroes Croad Macgalain - the most underrated action star ever? Make sure to check out all previous episodes, including all our video game specials, including Streets of Rage, the Sega Dreamcast and Mortal Kombat. Clips used: Time Crisis (Namco) Time Crisis 2 (Namco) Time Crisis 3 (Namco/Sony) Time Crisis 4 (Namco) Time Crisis 5 (Namco) Time Crisis Crisis Zone (Namco/Sony) Resident Evil (Capcom) Time Crisis: Project Titan (Namco) Please leave us a review here! Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Please support us Patreon, and get some awesome exclusive Two Geeks goodies!
66 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
The Lake House
People power has spoken! After literally hundreds a few tweets for #DoTheLakeHouse, Morgan has finally given in and is allowing Tom to do a whole episode on one of his favourite films of all time: The Lake House. After an hour of drunkenly banging on about the 2006 romcom starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, the boys soon discover that it's far geekier than they ever thought. But will Morgan agree with Tom that it's one of the greatest movies ever made? Stranger things have happened. In the episode, we discuss: Morgan's brain melting as Tom tries to make sense of The Lake House's time-travel rules Is Morgan a sexy name? The sad decline of DVD bonus features Tom's weird annual ritual of watching a flop film from 2006 every autumn Magical dogs What can you get away with putting in the magical mailbox? We also struggle through the episode while drinking a very strong stout. Make sure to check out all previous episodes, including time-travelling escapades like Back to the Future, Bill and Ted and Doctor Who. We also of course have our Keanu Reeves special. Clips used: The Lake House (Warner Bros) Liberal Arts (IFC Films) The Big Bang Theory (CBS) Spongebob Squarepants (Nickelodeon) Check out MJYoung's incredible Lake House time travel notes here. Please get in touch at email@example.com, or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Please support us Patreon, and get some awesome exclusive Two Geeks goodies!
45 minutes | Feb 26, 2022
The Mysterious Cities of Gold
Children of the Sun, this podcast has just begun... In our latest episode, we will be following the path of the setting sun that leads to El Dorado, as Morgan teaches Tom about the Mysterious Cities of Gold. In this episode, we discuss the classic 1980s cartoon series in depth, including its fantastic theme tune and soundtrack, characters, cast, sequels and more. We also chat about: Do you remember Hammerman and Gatchaman? Philip Schofield's singing ability in the Broom Cupboard How so many kids shows revolve around finding a thing that f*****g flies How kids were clearly far more intelligent back in the '80s to follow this stuff each week A very mysterious jar Is nostalgia happy or sad? The wonders of Skips and Billy Bear How Tom was recently offended at a pub Clips used: The Mysterious Cities of Gold (Studio Perriot/DIC) The Mysterious Cities of Gold (2012) (TF1) Hammerman (ABC) Battle of the Planets (Sandy Frank)
69 minutes | Jan 29, 2022
Two Geeks Turns 100!
Wow, we’re old! Yes, somehow we’ve made it to 100 EPISODES. To celebrate our milestone, we’re having something of a celebration and retrospective of the series so far. We also answer some of your questions, sent to us via email and socials. In this special look-back, we discuss our favourite episodes, the one episode Tom is desperate to do but Morgan keeps vetoing, the ‘lost’ episode you’ll never hear because Tom didn’t record it properly, and the origins of the show back in 2015. We also ponder what we might have done differently if we started today, what we’re tempting to change the name of the show to, and our plans for 2022 and beyond. Thanks so much to everyone of you who have ever listened to the show over the past 100 episodes and 6+ years. We love making the show and love hearing from you, it always means a heck of a lot!
54 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
The Box of Delights
The wolves are running… For the 2021 Two Geeks Christmas special, Morgan is taking Tom back to 1984 for a look back at the cult BBC festive series The Box of Delights. In the episode, we cover: Were kids “cleverer” in 1984? How Tarantino may have been inspired by the show (he wasn’t) Why the cast was not handsome Tom’s annoyance at the posh kids having “far too much power” Possets Nick Berry’s rat beginnings Tom’s hardcore love for Winamp and Last.FM (there’s a reason for it) Could this just be one big Derren Brown prank?
60 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
Grab those ‘little grey cells’ and your finest moustache comb, as we take on the case of looking back at the history of Hercule Poirot on screen. Tom attempts (and fails) to pronounce the name of Agatha Christie’s iconic Belgian detective, as he takes Morgan back through all the depictions of the crime-solving sleuth, from Finney to Branagh, Suchet to Ustinov. Even Molina. We also discuss: The power of ITV3 and the ‘laid back treat’ crime drama How Agatha Christie couldn’t stand Poirot (and why he’s actually a bit of a git) Morgan’s bafflement on how Spice World existed How trendy Alfred Molina is Ranking the ‘taches Clips used: The Simpsons (Fox) Lord Edgware Dies (1934) (Radio Pictures) Murder on the Orient Express (1974) (EMI) Death on the Nile (1977) (EMI) Evil Under the Sun (1982) (EMI) Agatha Christie’s Poirot (ITV) Murder on the Orient Express (2017) (20th Century Fox) Spice World (Polygram) Murder on the Orient Express (2001) (Ardustry Home) The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (The Campbell Playhouse) (CBS)
56 minutes | Oct 30, 2021
What seems to be your boggle? We’ve been away for a little while but now we’re back – like a BLAST FROM THE PAST – with an episode dedicated to 1993 action epic Demolition Man, starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock. Oh, and Benjamin Bratt. During the episode, we discuss: How so much must have happened in the world by the year 2032 in this universe… How has Tom never seen any Rocky movie? Wesley Snipes inspired Eminem and Dennis Rodman’s fashion choices Stallone’s golf obsession Why Nigel Hawthorne wanted his name wiped from the film Which fast food franchise would be your Battle Royale choice? How the hell do you wipe your arse with three seashells? Did this film invent the word Boggle? (Spoiler: It didn’t)
69 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
Out of the way, peck! For this episode, Tom is taking Morgan back to another of his ’80s fantasy favourites as a kid: Ron Howard and George Lucas’s Willow, starring a very young Warwick Davis, the super-cool Val Kilmer and the incredible Jean Marsh. As well as Tom’s traditional drunkenly poor attempt to explain the plot, we discuss: How to say Madmartigan when you’re not American The crap Fellowship of the Nelwyn Questionable love potions Pat Roach’s fascinating career Chuck Cunningham’s glow-up Tom’s dad’s Hollywood school friend The film’s ridiculous poor reviews Willow’s upcoming long-awaited TV sequel Clips used: Willow (LucasFilm/MGM) Willow Blu-Ray Interview (Total Film) Vr1F0XQMbC5hwUdJuDDE
74 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
Who are we? You sure you want to know? This podcast is not for the faint of heart! In this episode, Morgan takes Tom back to 2002 for arguably the start of the world’s love of big budget superhero movies: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man starring Tobey Maguire. We discuss the film’s two-decade long journey to get to the big screen, the various casting decisions and how the film series may be revisited very soon. We also chat about: Tobey Maguire’s attainable physique (if we cut out the KFC) How some actors were surely too good looking to be considered for Peter Parker Our love of Chad Kroeger and Josey Scott’s banger ‘Hero’ Stan Lee and other cameos Clips used: Spider-Man (Sony Pictures) Mamma-Mia auditions (Universal) Spider-Man The New Animated Series (Sony) ABBA – The Name of the Game (Epic/Atlantic) Shaquille O’Neal – Men of Steel (Qwest Records) The Pete Holmes Show
79 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Save the cheerleader, save the world… or at least until season 5. For this episode, Tom takes Morgan on a look back at 2000s sci-fi series Heroes, and perhaps the biggest drop from gold to meh in TV history. We discuss the NBC comic-style drama’s fantastic first season, its disappointing follow-ups, and how it may have inspired our love of superhero films. Also in the episode: Tom gets progressively drunk and angry when remembering how Heroes went. We find a tenuous link to Love Actually Morgan laments people’s insistence of calling comics graphic novels We remember how Ando once appeared on Soccer Aid and didn’t know what corners were The weird backtracking of making Sylar a good guy and sexy bloke despite eating people’s brains (or did he?) Is there an ‘Ashanti Virus’? How Peter left his girlfriend to die in a parallel universe apocalyptic future How bloody brilliant was Gilmore Girls? Clips used: Heroes (NBC) Heroes Reborn (NBC) The Champions (ITV)
53 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
It’s new, it’s intriguing, be sure to listen, you’ll find it exciting! Join us for a groovy jaunt back to the 1960s, where Morgan fondly recalls (and Tom learns all about) the cult TV classic that is… The Champions. In the episode, we discuss: How The Muppets were once linked to Sophie’s Choice Why The Persuaders was the coolest TV show ever Morgan explains to Tom what ‘pseudo-historical’ means The wonderful history of ITC The bizarre time travel rules of Doctor Who Why Stuart Damon was a dish The most underwhelming trailer of all time What it means to ‘Warren Beatty’ your way through a club dancefloor Morgan’s execellent David Prowse impression Some actual journalism by us Clips used: The Champions (ITV) Doctor Who (BBC) Neighbours (Seven) TFI Friday (Channel 4) Ron Grainer – Theme from Man in a Suitcase (ITV) ITC Home Video (ITC) We Were the Champions (Swinging Star Productions) General Hospital (ABC)
105 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
And now for something totally Beano… For this episode, Tom takes Morgan back to his childhood for a look back at his favourite comic book, the British institution that is… The Beano! So grab your pea shooters, catapults and your Dennis the Menace fan club membership card, and let’s discover nearly 100 years of cheeky cartoon brilliance. We drunkenly natter about: The Beano-Dandy feud that wasn’t How Morgan’s PE teacher Mr Stern looked just like Desperate Dan The Beano’s Ostrich and Bear mascots before Dennis What Beano actually means Tom’s lamenting that pea shooters have disappeared The great Bash Street Kids scandal of 1994 The fascinating coincidence of the two Dennis the Menace cartoons Dennis’s dad time jump The awesome Dennis TV theme tune from a genuine rock star Clips used: The Beano’s Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Show (BBC) Dennis and Gnasher (1996) (BBC) Dennis the Menace (1993) (Warner Bros) Dennis and Gnasher (2009) (BBC) Walsh and Barker (British Pathe) Mr Blobby (BBC)
52 minutes | May 22, 2021
30 years on, Morgan teaches Tom all about the Street Fighter franchise, particularly one of his favourite games growing up, the groundbreaking Street Fighter II. It’s now hailed as one of the greatest video games of all time, inspiring copycats like Mortal Kombat and the combat mechanics in games like Streets of Rage 2. In the episode, Tom shows his lack of geek cred by describing combos as ‘routines’ (and has a biting controller problem), the boys ponder why the characters feel the need to shout out their signature move, and we look at how a certain typo led to a cult figure. We also look back at the genuinely brilliant Street Fighter II animated movie, and the… not so great live-action film starring Jean Claude Van Damme and Kylie Minogue. Clips used: Street Fighter II (Capcom) Final Fight (Capcom) Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (Toei/Sony) Street Fighter (1994) (Capcom/Universal) Fast Five (Universal)
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