A collection of podcasts exploring the culture in pop culture. Our shows range from the general (flagship show The Chronic Rift) to the specific (The Batcave Podcast). We look at literature (Dead Kitchen Radio), movies (The Weekly Podioplex), family (Generations Geek), gaming (The Cardboard Jungle), and more.

Categories

Public Access Show Episode
general
Mighty Movie Podcast
The Cinefantastique Spotlight
Presenting the Transcription Feature
Batcave Podcast
The Weekly Podioplex
The Cardboard Jungle
Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast
The CFQ Interview
The Chronic Rift Spotlight
SciFi Diner Podcast
Generations Geek
Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad
G2V Podcast
The Chronic Rift In Review
HG World
It Has Come to My Attention
The Chronic Rift Roundtable
This and That With Him and Her
Dead Kitchen Radio
Doctor of the Dead
The Dan and Travis Show
The Dome
Watching the Skies
The HTD Express
Who's Talking
All Hail the Scream Queen
WCRS Radio Stage
Shazam/Isis Podcast
Marvel Cinematic Universe
The OSI Files
Home Game Show Version Podcast
Doctor Who & Mister Drew
The Chronic Rift Podcast
Guardian of Forever Podcast
The Hornet's Sting

Archives

2019
January

2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2013
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2012
December
November
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2011
December
November
September
August
July
June
May
March
February

2010
December
April
March
February
January

2009
December
November
October
August
March
February
January

2008
December
November
October
September

January 2019
S M T W T F S
     
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

Syndication

Kitsie Duncan sits down with Brett Hays, curator of the Fear Fair attraction in Seymour, Indiana.Comment on this episode by visiting the forum, writing john@chronicrift.com or calling 888-866-9010.
 

 

We're not known as Indiana's Scariest Haunted House because we just made that up.. oh no. When you step into Fear Fair, be ready for an intense experience you won't soon forget. It's been compared to being air dropped into hell.

Did you know that you can skip the line at the box office by purchasing your tickets ahead of time online? Just click on the buy tickets link at the right or at the top of the page.

http://fearfair.ticketleap.com/fear-fair/#view=calendar
Direct download: All_Hail_the_Scream_Queen_-_Fear_Fair.mp3
Category:All Hail the Scream Queen -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
Comments[0]

John talks with Darin Beckstead (writer/director) and Guillermo Suescum (executive producer) of the Chris Gorham starring movie, Somebody's Hero.  Please comment on the episode by visiting the forums, writing john@chronicrift.com or calling 888-866-9010.
 

 



 

 

Dennis Sullivan, (Chris Gorham) an average NYC accountant is assigned to work with a wealthy young widow and her son, Jake - A boy obsessed with the televised superhero 'Man America'. Dennis sees how Jake uses the TV hero to fill the void left by his deceased father. Moved by the boy's loss, Dennis heads for the 'Imagination Superstore' in search of the beloved costume. Once inside the dressing room, Dennis listens as the shop falls prey to a knife-wielding robber. Now in costume, Dennis springs into action to boot the thug from the store with security cameras capturing all. Once the footage hits the airwaves, a media frenzy erupts, leaving an entire city longing for more Man America. Now Dennis must choose between the safety of obscurity or providing his costumed hope to others.

 

 

 
 
ABOUT OUR GUESTS

 

 
 
 
 
Darin Beckstead - Writer/Director
 
As soon as he was strong enough to shoulder the family camcorder, Darin Beckstead hauled it into a world of filmmaking. By the time he graduated high school, Beckstead had made over 120 short movies. His parade of wild props, costumed friends and bold locations, attracted press attention, which led to his employment with a CBS affiliate.

Darin is the writer and director of the feature film Somebody’s Hero starring Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty). The movie was produced in New York and is slated for a 2011 release.

Beckstead is also the creator of “Courage & Stupidity,” a reimagining of Spielberg’s troubled experiences while making Jaws. The flick was hailed “a fascinating short film” by Ain’t it Cool News, won the Remi Award for Best Original Comedy and became the first short to secure a standalone distribution deal with Netflix.

View C&S Trailer: http://www.courageandstupidity.com.

 

Guillermo Suescum – Producer

Guillermo is fairly new to the film business. He was bitten by the film bug while producing his first short film about 6 years ago. It was on this first film that he met Darin Beckstead and they collaborated to make "Courage & Stupidity." The success of that film made Guillermo decide to quit his corporate job so that he could try to make a feature. Two years later he and Darin, finished their first feature Somebody's Hero. He lives in NYC.

Direct download: 0147_-_The_Chronic_Rift_Spotlight_-_Somebodys_Hero.mp3
Category:The Chronic Rift Spotlight -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
Comments[0]

Kitsie Duncan sits down with actor, make-up artist, and drag queen, Rodney Horn to discuss his varied movies and his current project, Mother's Blood.
 
Comment on this episode by visiting the forum, writing john@chronicrift.com or calling 888-866-9010.
 

 
Rodney Horn got into the Indie film world November 2010.  He has already worked on four films with many more to come.  Rodney got his start in high school in drama club.  He then went on to the fabulous world of drag shows and made a name for himself in the Kentucky circuit.
 
Rodney has been called "The Next Devine" and is happy with that statement.
 
Find out more about Rodney at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4383601/
Direct download: All_Hail_the_Scream_Queen_-_Rodney_Horn.mp3
Category:All Hail the Scream Queen -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
Comments[0]

Kevin Lauderdale informs us of two Sherlock Holmes graphic novels, one with a familiar twist.  Kevin also suggests how you can introduce Holmes to young adult readers.  Take a moment to comment on this episode by visiting the forums, writing john@chronicrift.com or calling 888-866-9010.
 
 

 
Direct download: It_Has_Come_to_My_Attention-Holmes_Graphics.mp3
Category:It Has Come to My Attention -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
Comments[0]

Two years ago, John sat down with author Greg Cox at Shore Leave.  Unfortunately, the quality of the recording was so poor that it was unusable.  Now, John gets another chance with Greg by phone in this Spotlight episode.  Greg talks about his upcoming tie-in works for Warehouse 13 and Riese: Kingdom Rising, plus his writing for pulp heroes such as The Phantom and The Green Hornet.  Leave your thoughts on this episode by visiting our forums, writing john@chronicrift.com, or calling 888-866-9010. Purchase Greg's works or pre-order his Warehouse 13 novel by visiting our Amazon store.

 


 

GREG COX is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short
stories.  He wrote the official movie novelizations of DAREDEVIL, GHOST RIDER, 
DEATH DEFYING ACTS, and all three UNDERWORLD films, as well the novelizations
of four popular DC Comics miniseries, INFINITE CRISIS, 52,  COUNTDOWN and 
FINAL CRISIS.  In addition, he has written books and short stories based on such
popular series as ALIAS, BATMAN, BUFFY, C.S.I., FARSCAPE, FANTASTIC FOUR,
THE 4400, THE GREEN HORNET, IRON MAN, THE PHANTOM, ROSWELL, STAR
TREK, TERMINATOR, UNDERWORLD, XENA, X-MEN and ZORRO.

His CSI novel, Headhunter, received a Scribe Award from the International Association
of Media Tie-In Writers.
Another novel, Terminator Salvation: Cold War, was a 
co-winner of a Scribe as well.


Greg also works as a Consulting Editor for Tor Books, where he has edited such
authors as Richard Matheson, Harry Harrison, Tony Daniel, Rosemary Edghill,
Graham Joyce, Keith R. A. DeCandido, and many others.

In addition, he has written more jacket and cover copy than he can possibly remember.
("They stood alone against galactic peril . . . !")

He lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania.

Direct download: 0139_-_The_Chronic_Rift_Spotlight_-_Greg_Cox.mp3
Category:The Chronic Rift Spotlight -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
Comments[0]

Author/Gamer Michael Curtis talks with John about his wonderful gaming reference work, The Dungeon Alphabet and about old school gaming in general. Take a moment to comment on the episode by visiting the forums, writing john@chronicrift.com or calling 888-866-9010.

 
 
(right click to save)
 
 

 
 
Michael Curtis has pursued some eclectic pastimes. He’s been a sailor, a bartender, a night watchman, and a stunt double for a bear. He has written horoscopes, found the Ark of the Covenant, fallen off a mountain, and ridden a camel and an elephant. When he wasn’t doing that, he studied dead languages, swam with sea monsters, and made a fool of himself on several theatrical stages. Yet, despite all these adventures, some of the most fun Michael’s ever had occurred entirely inside his own head.
 
With thirty years of gaming experience, Michael only recently entered the professional field of roleplaying game design, but has already made his mark. He’s the author of both the Three Castles Award-winning The Dungeon Alphabet and the nominated Stonehell Dungeon: Down Night-Haunted Halls. His writings also appear in the Lovecraftian game supplement, Realms of Crawling Chaos. He has written articles for Silver Gryphon Games Monthly, Knockspell, and Fight On! magazines and maintainsThe Society of Torch, Pole and Rope, a blog dedicated to old-school gaming. He is also the author of an upcoming adventure for Goodman Games’ Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG.
 
 
 
In addition to role-playing, Michael has a passion for the past. He loves learning about history and being involved with historical preservation, and volunteers his time at a local historical society. To pay the bills, he works as an archivist and librarian, where his interest in history, old books, and antiquities serves him well.

Podcast Promos
 

 

Direct download: 0143_-_The_Chronic_Rift_Spotlight_-_Michael_Curtis.mp3
Category:The Chronic Rift Spotlight -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
Comments[0]

Kitsie Duncan, the Scream Queen, interviews Darkrider Studio's Chris Jay about his latest production, Mother's Blood and about the premiere of his new service, Fearmart.com. Please comment on this episode by visiting the forums, writing john@chronicrift.com or calling 888-866-9010.


 

 

 

 

Chris Jay has been a photographer, videographer, graphic designer and web designer for 15 years. He is versed in both item photography and portrait photography. Chris knows his way around video camera and has shot quite a few movies, commercials and shorts along the way. He is not afraid to jump in the frey and help with all job aspects included in video, photo or content production or set design.

 

DarkRider Filmworks was originally Chris' brainchild years ago but he had not found the right crew to make it happen. When the crew came together though, he knew it was time for DarkRider to finally move ahead. With the help of a fantastic crew, DarkRider shows a promising future.

Jobs include:
Sales, Support, Logo Design, Scripting, Screen Plays, Writing, Directing, Producing, Grip, Camera, Audio, Editing (video and photo), Photography, Set Design, Prop Design, Make-up, Web Design, Acting, Lighting

 

Contact Chris: Chris@DarkRiderFilmworks.com.
Direct download: All_Hail_the_Scream_Queen_-_Chris_Jay.mp3
Category:All Hail the Scream Queen -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
Comments[0]

Keith interviews former Pocket Books editor, now art gallery curator John J. Ordover, about his upcoming exhibit, Artism , a show benefiting and raising awareness of Autism.  Please take a moment to comment on this episode by visiting the forums, writing john@chronicrift.com, or calling 888-866-9010.

 


 

John J. Ordover is the founder and CEO of JJO MARKETING and was previously an editor at Pocket Books responsible for overseeing the licensed novels of the  Star Trek franchise. He is the co-creator of such spin-off series as  Star Trek: New Frontier (with writer Peter David), Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers and  Star Trek: I.K.S. Gorkon (both with Keith R.A. DeCandido),  Star Trek: Stargazer (with Michael Jan Friedman), and  Star Trek: Challenger (with Diane Carey).

Ordover is also the owner of The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art at 138 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012 . The gallery uses digital screens both to provide digital artists with a play to display their work and create illusory spaces within the gallery.

 

With David Mack, Ordover wrote the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Starship Down". The two have story credit on "It's Only a Paper Moon", which was written as a teleplay by Ronald D. Moore.

Ordover is also an active nudist, the founder of Clothing Optional Dinners, a dining club in New York City for nudists. On July 11, 2007, Ordover launched a nude dinner cruise from Sheepshead Bay, New York.

Ordover created a web site http://marryyourdaughter.org in September 2007 as a hoax to bring attention to the discrepancy between age of consent laws and marriage law.

Direct download: 0141_-_The_Chronic_Rift_Spotlight_-_John_J._Ordover.mp3
Category:The Chronic Rift Spotlight -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
Comments[0]

Author Michael West talks about the preparation for the trailer for his latest book, The Wide Game, with our Scream Queen, Kitsie Duncan. Make a point to comment on this episode by visiting the forums, writing john@chronicrift.com, or calling toll free 888-866-9010.

Michael West is a member of the Horror Writers Association and serves as President of its local chapter, Indiana Horror Writers. A graduate of Indiana University, West earned a degree in Telecommunications and Film Theory, and since that time, he has written a multitude of short stories, articles, and reviews for various on-line and print publications. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, and turtle, Gamera. His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home. Learn more about Michael by visiting his website.

Direct download: All_Hail_the_Scream_Queen_-_Michael_West.mp3
Category:All Hail the Scream Queen -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
Comments[0]

Author Kevin Lauderdale joins the Rift family with a mini-podcast series looking at the unusual in pop culture.  His first episode takes a look at the Blu-Ray release of The Man Who Would Be King, starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine.  He looks at the technical side of the disks, the extras included, and talks about the importance of the story in cinematic history.  Take a listen and make sure you take a moment to comment on it and on the movie itself by visiting the forums, writing john@chronicrift.com, or calling toll-free 888-866-9010.

 

Comments[0]