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GeekNights with Rym + Scott

Rym and Scott - The Front Row Crew
100 episodes
Geeknights with Rym and Scott is a late night show for geeks, featuring anime, comics, gaming, sci/tech, gadgetry, manga, videogames, and general geekery. New episodes every weeknight Monday through Thursday.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

GeekNights 20210510 - Remote Controls

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the humble remote control . We are some of the youngest people who remember having screens and other devices without remote controls, and they changed things in more ways than you might have expected. In the news, Apple is going after Itch.io in its ongoing fig…

GeekNights 20210506 - Learning Languages

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider learning languages, and touch ever-so-briefly on the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis . In the news, vaccine research and production should be nationalized , Youtube "Shorts" compete with TikTok , Twitter adds tips and removes crops , and New York has its 2021 Michel…

GeekNights 20210504 - Super Mario Bros. 3

Tonight on GeekNights, we review Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES. It is hard to express how revolutionary this games was in 1988-1991 (depending on where you lived), and it holds up pretty well today. (Rym just beat it on a lark last week). In the news, Tom Wilson should be expelled from the NHL…

GeekNights 20210428 - The Great Pretender

Tonight GeekNights, we review The Great Pretender , an anime from Hiro Kaburagi and Ryota Kosawa that you can watch right now on Netflix. In the news, the Macross/Robotech saga has (for now) been (mostly) resolved , WarnerMedia consolidates Adult Swim and HBO Max's animation teams , you can ch…

GeekNights 20210426 - Tech News Roundup - April 2021

Tonight on GeekNights, we bring you a technology news roundup for April 2021. Apple announces several things , Apple must face a lawsuit over whether or not people "buy" things , early results show promise for a new malaria vaccine , capitalism is keeping the COVID vaccines from widespread glob…

GeekNights 20210422 - Pets

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider pets . In the news, France (rightly) bans flights that could be made by train , New York's water tunnel number 3 is almost complete, and Hank Azaria apologized for playing Apu on The Simpsons.

GeekNights 20210420 - PAC-MAN 99

Tonight on GeekNights, we review PAC-MAN 99 on the Nintendo Switch. In the news, Derek Chauvin is (rightly) convicted on all three counts for the murder George Floyd, the European Super League collapses faster than anyone thought possible, Jeff Kaplan leaves Overwatch and Blizzard , Scrabble …

GeekNights 20210412 - Laptops and Tablets

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the current world of laptops and tablets. The world is changing, and laptops are increasingly becoming desktop replacements or niche devices. Don't take our advice from how to buy a laptop in 2008 , and internalize how long ago 2012 was . ( This was Rym's first …

GeekNights 20210408 - Scarcity

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider scarcity . (NFTs are a scam). In the news, Rym had some Water in the Ceiling , Joe Biden moves to regulate guns (with a mass shooting the very same day), the Super Mario Bros. world record was beaten with a 4:54.948 , and The Louvre Has Digitized 482,000 A…

GeekNights 20210406 - JRPGs

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider JRPGs . The "genre" is broad, and many people ignore a number of Japanese Role Playing Games that they wouldn't necessarily consider a "JRPG." In the news, PAX East 2021 is (rightly) canceled due to COVID (though there will be another PAX Online), E3 (rightly)…

GeekNights 20210331 - The Simpsons

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider The Simpsons . It looms large in popular culture despite its trendline , and was a formative part of both our lives . In the news, don't go to anime conventions in April , Bandai Namco Holdings consolidates its overseas subsidiaries , Ikuhara's Penguind…

GeekNights 20210329 - Multi-factor Authentication

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider how multi-factor authentication works. We've previously talked about single Signon , biometrics , the levels of security & privacy , and the like, but we've never actually talked about how TOTP and other multi-factor authentication schemes work. In the news, …

GeekNights 20210325 - Solitaire Puzzles

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider solitaire puzzles. Puzzle books, puzzles, etc... In the news, the Suez Canal is currently blocked , Brood X is coming and there will be billions of them , and New York joins the world of legal weed .

GeekNights 20210323 - Golf

Tonight on GeekNights, we review Golf . This includes mini golf. In the news, Microsoft is likely buying Discord , Xbox Live is dead , Emily is Away 3 brings us to the Facebook era, Shredder's Revenge brings us a solid-looking TMNT game, and Magic: Legends is now in open beta .

GeekNights 20210317 - Voltes V (1977)

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the classic and foundational 1977 anime Voltes V . In the news, Wolfwalkers deserves the Oscar , Discotek has several important licenses including Brother Dear Brother and Sgt. Frog, legendary animator Yasuo Otsuka has passed away , The Great Pretender is def…

GeekNights 20210315 - Cable Management

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider cable management . From inside your computer to... outside your computer. Rack & stack to mounting a TV, cable management is more important than you might realize. In the news, maybe we can end the terror of Daylight Saving Time , Twitter banned Memphis , there…

GeekNights 20210311 - Seasons of Life

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the seasons of life. Spring cleaning , gaming season , convention season , etc... In the news, Spotify and Kakao stop fighting (for now), there are a lot of vaccination jobs out there , the Democratic Party passed one of the most transformative pieces of le…

GeekNights 20210309 - Moon Hunters (2016)

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the surprising and unique Moon Hunters , from Kitfox Games. It's on sale on steam right now for $2.24! In the news, Luke Crane made a bad situation worse that has shaken the tabletop rpg world, 3 million new users joined Roll20 during the pandemic, and you …

GeekNights 20210301 - Cryptocurrencies

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the evils of cryptocurrencies . In the news, the worst social network on Earth got hacked , Fry's is no more , Twitter almost has a business model , and you can't get better at biking .

GeekNights 20210225 - Leftovers

Tonight on the GeekNights Lounge , we consider leftovers. Food left over from cooking and/or restaurants. In the news, the megathread around bullying accusations against K-Pop idols continues, the incremental cost of such things remains near zero, and the only unconfirmed element of Dyatlov P…

GeekNights 20210223 - Heaven's Vault (2019)

Tonight on GeekNights, we review Inkle's 2019 game Heaven's Vault for Steam, Playstation, and Switch. It's unique, in a good way. In the news, Daft Punk ends , the Root Marauder Expansion is on Kickstarter , The Legend of Zelda is 35 years old , you've probably never actually heard the orig…

GeekNights 20210217 - Upcoming Animation

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider a number of upcoming animated movies and shows we're looking forward to (and in some cases looking forward to more of). In the news, Studio Ghibli's Earwig and the Witch came out to deeply scathing reviews despite no one talking about how low-budget of an…

GeekNights 20210211 - Calendars

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the concept of calendars. There was a time when people had physical ones made of paper. Weird right? In the news, Scott's sort of into Rubik's Cubes , you should honestly watch the impeachment of Donald Trump , hackers used TeamViewer to attempt the poisoning…

GeekNights 20210209 - Asynchronous Play

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider asynchronous play in games. It's an underserved niche in games that is especially relevant during the quarantine times. In the news, Counter-Strike is over 20 years old , hackers attacked CD Projekt Red (but at least they had backups ), Battleborn is dead and…

GeekNights 20210203 - Lupin III: The First

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the anime movie Lupin III: The First . In the news, The Real Ghostbusters is back , Wandavision is a nice sendup to classic American television, and One Piece is bigger than any comic you're reading .

GeekNights 20210201 - The Environmental Cost of Computing

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the Environmental Cost of Computing . In the news, Nintendo is replacing its multiplayer server , Sony appears to be reviving small Android phones , and Tesla has a recall problem .

GeekNights 20210128 - Unfinished Business

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider... unfinished business. In the news, Otakon may not survive COVID , and the NWHL has to deal with B rSt l Sp rts drama as their bubble starts to fall apart even as they were making a big move streaming their games on Twitch .

GeekNights 20210126 - Hades

Tonight on GeekNights, we review Hades . It's great, and exhibits a level of polish that is honestly rare. In the news, reddit nerds are gaming GameStop stock leading to interesting consequences , Microsoft continues to struggle with Xbox Gold vs Xbox Live , and the Internet sort of went …

GeekNights 20210120 - Chainsaw Man

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the delightful Chainsaw Man manga. In the news, Amanda Gorman gave a legendary reading at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's inauguration, Hilda continues to impress with its second season, and Scott's been reading through his Oglaf books .

GeekNights 20210112 - NERTS! Online

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the latest (free-to-play) from Zachtronics with NERTS! Online . It's a live online implementation of the classic card game Nerts , and is worth your while. In the news, a Republican mob led by disgraced president Donald Trump stormed the capitol in an ongoing co…