There Will Be Geek

Welcome to our world... There will Be Geek is three occasionally knowledgeable long-term geeks wittering on about our favourite subjects, opining on things that make us happy/sad/interested/annoyed, and occasionally shining a light into the darker recesses of all things Geek. Enjoy!
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Feb 27, 2020

This week, we look into the world of Guilty Pleasures. Is there such a thing? What constitutes a guilty pleasure? Is it simply liking cultural artefacts that others don’t, or is it more nuanced that that? What do your favourite geeksplorers feel shame about (answer; not much)?


Plus Cav watches a bunch of movies so you don’t have to, Mike baldly goes, and Chani gets cross about animals:

Thimble of Win Links



Dec 2, 2019

We're baaaaaaaack!

After a long hiatus, and a slight relocation of TWBG Towers (80m to be precise) we return with a look at the role of Area 51 in popular culture and find... a lot less than we thought we would. Maybe it's a conspiracy. Maybe the government really are hushing everything up. Maybe Naruto running at a secret base is a bloody stupid idea. Who knows? Well, hopefully after listening to this you'll be a little wiser. Or is that what they want you to think...?


All that, plus Chani makes mushrooms when she pees while ferrying a baby, Cav refuses to take his helmet off while making pew pew noises, and Mike answers the question about who watches the Watchmen (apparently it's him).

Watch the skies people.

Thimble of Win Links



Apr 11, 2019

This week, we've got to drag this one back to the precinct because the Lieutenant is breaking our balls. We're playing it by our own rules, busting the bad guys and chasing them down back alleys full of boxes and produce. Yes, for Episode 5-0 we're looking at Police Procedurals. We look at our favourite examples of the genre, and ask why they hold such fascination for us.

Plus Chani's jonesing for Borderlands, Cav's only joking, and Mike says the magic word.

Game be the game.


Thimble of Win Links





Fuck scene



Dec 31, 2018

For the last episode of 2018, we wanted to talk about all of the things we've loved in the world of popular culture this year. We talk about our picks from the worlds of Gaming, TV and Film, with some expected and some surprising choices.

There's cowboys, spies, assassins, custard cream enthusiasts, and all points in between.


Here's wishing you a happy new year, ans we look forward to seeing you again in 2019!


Dec 13, 2018

This week, we return triumphant to kick over the nativity scene, proposition the Carol singers and give Santa a wedgie. We look into the very worst pop culture offerings that Christmas has to offer, be it TV, Film or Music, getting our urchin hands dirty so you don't have to.

Plus Chani gets her cowboy on, Cav breaks the earth, and Mike goes gooey over thirteen.


Ho Ho Ho fuckers.

Thimble Links

Red Dead Redemption 2

Broken Earth Trilogy

Doctor Who

May 6, 2018

This week, we debate all things Vampire - where do they come from, what is it that appeals about them, which are the best examples of the genre and so on. We pick out our favorite bloodsuckers, and those we'd rather stake out on a tropical island at noon. And there's bonus Nicholas Cage.


Plus Chani wants the kids to get off her lawn, Cav gets all piratey, and Mike is up to something fishy...


Beaver Piñata!




Apr 22, 2018

This week, we explore the world of internet challenges, from condoms, to laundry pods, to ice buckets, and all of the other nonsense in between. Plus, we give a big shout out to Steven Taylor, doing yet another insane bike challenge charity fundraiser ride. More details below.


And in the thimble of win, Cav waxes lyrical on Steve Buscemi, is underwhelmed by rimming, and Chani pats all the dogs.




Mar 18, 2018

With the forthcoming release of Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One, we thought is might be a good idea to revisit the novel, and see if it really was as good as the first pass led us to believe.

Yeah. About that...

We talk about the limits of nostalgia, terrible marketing, bad writing, and how far a gimmick will get you. Plus there's our regular Thimble of Win (with an additional Mugful of Meh).




Feb 13, 2018

This episode, your favourite hopeless romantics travel through time and space, via war zones, alternate realities, and all points in between to bring you our favourite examples of couples and love in Pop Culture.

Plus in our Thimble of Win, Chani raises hell, Cav goes to war and commits sin, an Mike is searching for a soothing balm. \

Get your smooch on people!




Jan 20, 2018

This week, it's the second half or our review of 2017, where we look further at our favourite pop-culture moments of the year.

Jan 11, 2018

This week, we give you the first half of our review of 2017.

We give you our favourite Geek moments from last year, covering our usual bases of Games, Film, TV, and anything else we can come up with. It's a long one, and part two will be with you shortly.


We'll be looking to have a more regular schedule over the next year, and will hopefully be launching some new ways in which you can interact with the podcast.


Which, being people of taste and discernment, you will be only to ready to take advantage of.

Dec 16, 2017


Bada baam!

Bada bam bam bam bam bam bam, bam bam bam bam bam bam, bam bam bam bam bam bam, baaam

ba ba ba....Baaa Baaa ba ba ba BAAA baa, ba ba ba BAAA baa,ba ba ba BAAA...

This episode, Mike and Cav get together to give you their review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. So naturally, there are a lot of spoilers. We talk at length about the key moments of the film, its many narrative arcs, and where this leaves the future of the Star Wars universe.

If you haven't seen the film yet, then wait until you have to listen to this episode.






Nov 20, 2017

Well hello again. Did you miss us?


Once again, it's time to welcome back your three favourite Geek Vacationers, as we pass around the novelty donkeys, and break out the slide show while Uncle Marmaduke passes out in the corner after one too many brandies...


In this episode, we'll be looking at Chani and Cav's exploits, as we hear all about their adventures in the world of conventions. Chani dazzles us with her best Hollywood Smile as she regales us with tales of hobnobbing with the stars of VidCon, and give us the lowdown on PaxAus. Cav reviews Wolfenstein II: The New Collosus, and we almost kill Chani with fictional wrestlers. There's a monkey cat, teeth brushing in games, and shouting at a boy called Jason.


All you could possibly want, really.



Chani at VicCon:


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Jul 23, 2017

This week, your favourite Geek Marines load up their hardware and go searching for Xenomorphs on the USCSS There Will Be Geek. We talk about the Alien Saga from its humble beginnings in Dark Star to the latest offering in Alien: Covenant. We talk about the successes, the qualified successes, the critical failures and the baffling decisions that have followed the story as it progressed.


Plus, in our Thimble of Win, we talk mini-gaming, world building and Rafa Benitez.


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Jun 18, 2017

"Take three Geeks. Go to Mike's. Record the podcast, grab coats, go to The Reverence*, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over.

How's that for a slice of fried gold?"

This week, Cav, Mike and Chani are sampling Three Flavours Cornetto as we look over Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. We look at extended adolescence, friendship, and bromance, and we give our take on the writngs of Pegg, the performance of Frost and the direction of Wright.


Plus we play Tetris, read some comics, and ask "What's on the end of the stick, Vic?"

You wouldn't let it lie!

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*The Reverence Hotel in no way endorses this message. It's just a really nice pub in Footscray. You should go there. They do Mexican food.


May 28, 2017

Our quarter-century of episodes brings us the dark and brooding masterpiece road trip that is American Gods. Your favourite weary travellers on TWBG Airways will be settling comfortably down into their upgraded-to-first-class-somehow seats, and will regale you with stories of gods old and new, and everything in between.

Plus we bring you news of dragons, witchers, crystals, the law, and voyages beyond the stars.


Or should that be Starz...?




May 3, 2017

This week, your favourite geeksplorers Peach, Mario, and Bowser (we'll let you decide who's who) blow into the cartridge and press the reset button on a show all about Nintendo. As always, we look at the history of the company, our own formative experiences with a large variety of consoles and other platforms, and we hazard a guess as to where the future lies for the company.



Plus there's our Thimble of Win, where we talk about The Comedian's Comedian, dodgy Police, and a Post-Apocalyptic wasteland.


Just your average night in then.



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Apr 13, 2017

This week, the foxy cats at TWBG are getting down, looking sharp, and getting ready for some hot action. Yes, we're talking about Sex in popular culture - whether it be improbable and badly rendered in video games, laughable British sex comedies, 80's teen movies or the free flopping wangs of modern medieval fantasy. Plus we go to town on Christian Gray, and not in a way he'd enjoy.


So slap on your shagging pants, throw the Barry White on the stereo, and get ready to get down...


Thimble of Win links:

A Teen Girl's Guide To Getting Off:

Dead Rising 4: Frank Rising

Secret World Legends:


Main Section Link:



Mar 19, 2017





This week, we dig out our horn-rimmed glasses, turtle-neck cardigans and brown slacks and go headlong into the world of Retro Gaming, looking back into consoles and computers, asterisks and arcades, joysticks and...other things beginning with J. We ask what is Retro, whether there is pleasure in simplicity, how important is playability (answer: very), and whether it's worth your while going any further than Championship Manager 01/02 if your looking for a football management game.


Plus our thimble of win involves naked Japanese men, grizzled cowboys and a madman in a box.




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Mar 6, 2017

Sequels. Love, loathe or detest them, if you love cinema, then you can't avoid them. But how to categorise them? What makes a sequel worth your time? In the first of a new occasional feature, your favourite geeks play Judge Judy and Executioner to a host of follow-ups, deciding upon their worthiness and giving our criteria and whimsical judgements for doing so, choosing which go where we don't need roads, and which are subject to death by exile.


Plus in our Thimble of Win, there's the rise of the old ones (or is there?), the fall of a despicable troll, and several generations of British comedy in a variety of different formats.


This time, it's personal...


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Feb 24, 2017

Choose Geek. Choose a hobby. Choose a comic book shop. Choose a nerd family. Choose a flat screen television with Netflix, choose a console, gaming machines, Spotify and sonic screwdrivers. Choose questionable health, pizza and insurance for your collection of collectibles. Choose Lootcrate payments. Choose a share-house. Choose your guild. Choose cutesy t-shirts with fucking unicorns impaling people. Chose a gaming chair covered in retro Nintendo controller cushions. Choose cosplay and LARP, wandering around DIY stores looking for supplies on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting in that gaming chair, arguing with twelve-year-olds in Idaho about being a fucking camper. Choose feeling bemused on the third day of the convention, unsure about which panels you’ve been to and whether your kid’s anime/Star Wars crossover costume is going to work or not.

Choose you future.

Choose Geek.


This week is all about Trainspotting. We look into the origins of the 1996 film, discussing the works of Irvine Welsh, and what we're hoping for from the much anticipated follow up released this year.


Plus our Thimble of Win, where Chani sews people together, Cav colours in a man in a vest, and Mike looks forward to a confused looking Australian hitting people with metal claws.


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Jan 28, 2017

This week, we conduct a raid into the vaults of the Geekservatoire to bring you the very finest masterworks from the great composers, from Clint Mansell to Trent Reznor, from Mick Gordon to Bill Elm & Woody Jackson, from Rob Hubbard all the way to...Michael Jackson?


We look at some of our favourite examples of the genre, from Space Invaders to the present day, discussing the form, the technology involved and some of the side projects that the music has inspired.


Plus there's our regular Thimble of Win.

Player One has entered the game.


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Dec 24, 2016

Put your feet up, rest your weary limbs, grab a mince pie and pour yourself a drink. It's time for the Three Wise Geeks to give you the TWBG take on Christmas. We talk about our favourite pop-culture traditions for festive periods past, and then give you our review of all that was good, middling and questionable from this year.


Plus our thimble of Win, which tackles soundtracks, youtube, and ethics in games journalism. No - seriously...


Happy Christmas, and a shenanigan filled new year to you all. We'll be back in 2017.


Dec 15, 2016

Cav and Mike bring you speculation and then reaction to the midnight screening of Rogue One.


No spoilers this time - we'll be talking about the film in more depth another time. For now, we give our thoughts on one of 2016's most anticipated releases, and decide whether it lives up to the hype.

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