George and Tony Entertainment Show
George and Tony Entertainment Show #100

A Love Letter To Nancy L Of Long Beach

We have hit our 100th episode!!! We celebrate this milestone by answering listener questions and responding to feedback. We also take time to salute the listener who has written to us about EVERY episode: Nancy L from Long Beach!!!

As a special added bonus, George has an in-depth conversation with JK Woodward and Chris Kipiniak, the creators behind the digital first comic called Behemoth. The first story arc is complete and all four issues are available at www.comixology.com and www.monkeybraincomics.com for a steal. Buy 'em all and don't forget to follow Behemoth on Facebook (and tell 'em George and Tony sent you).

Plus, guests of podcasts past and fellow RELM Network hosts of the present congratulate and encourage us in their own unique ways throughout the show. Make sure you listen all the way 'til the bitter end this week. You won't be sorry.

Thanks to all of you for listening. Whether you have been with us from the beginning, listen sporadically, or just discovered us, we appreciate you taking the time to check us out and hope you continue to do so for at least the next 100.

Here's to a safe, healthy, and prosperous 2016! Happy New Year!!!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #99

Big Bang Money

The egg nog is flowing on the only podcast that is NOT spoiling the new Star Wars movie for you this week. So what are our heroes discussing instead? How about Thanksgiving, Christmas, and time travel?  Plus, a gift exchange and the iPod game! It's more giddy GATES holiday magic for you and your family. Merry Christmas.

All George and Tony want for Christmas is five-star reviews on iTunes. It helps us get noticed by like-minded people searching for their next favorite podcast. We appreciate all you do to help grow the show. 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #98

Podcast Two-In-One: GATES and Longbox Review

In this episode, George welcomes guest cohost Eric of Longbox Review. Longbox Review (http://longboxreview.com and, of course, iTunes) is a comic book podcast with news, reviews, and overall discussion. So what do you think our heroes discussed in this episode? Well, besides the holidays, podcasting, and life in Idaho, they had fun talking about, you guessed it, comics. Join us for this titanic team-up of podcasting pontificators!

It's mid-December and you know what that means...hectic holidays!!! But they don't have to be that way. Enjoy this time of year by relaxing in the comfort of your own home and doing all your online shopping using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. It helps support the engine that runs this little podcast that thinks it can! 

All George and Tony want for Christmas is five-star reviews on iTunes. It helps us get noticed by like-minded people searching for their next favorite podcast. We appreciate all you do to help grow the show.

 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #97

Starship Farragut

Somebody named Tony joins George on this week's episode! Thrill to the tale of Tony and the Eye Doctor! Salivate as Tony takes a stand on controversies in the world of gaming! Shiver as George talks about the high price of comic books! Run while our heroes share random thoughts! Exclaim expletives over all these exclamation points!

All this fun plus an interview with Matt Kitler of Farragut Films. Starship Farragut is an online webseries inspired by the original Star Trek television series. There is a Kickstarter campaign to help them complete their series finale entitled Homecoming (which features a cameo by the one and only Stan Lee!!!) Check it out at www.kickstarter.com/projects/265092982/starship-farragut-homecoming. Also, you can find them at www.starshipfarragut.com and follow them on Facebook (tell 'em George and Tony sent you). You can view previous episodes on You Tube under Starship Farragut.

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and the only things George and Tony want for Christmas are subscriptions and five star reviews on iTunes, a grassroots effort to introduce people to the show (tell your friends and family), and "Likes" on Facebook. Oh, yeah, and please consider using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com while doing all your online shopping. Thank you all for your support and to all a good night.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_97.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #96

The Fifth Beatle

Tony had too much tryptophan so George is once again left minding the GATES. Have no fear! George is joined by Vivek J. Tiwary, the author of the multi-award winning graphic novel, The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story. You have heard George gush about this book, which was illustrated by Andrew Robinson and Kyle Baker. Vivek was kind enough to share the behind-the-scenes process of writing the story of his "historical mentor." Plus, he talks about his award winning past as a producer on Broadway, his current project writing the screenplay for the film adaptation of The Fifth Beatle, and what the future holds for his multi-platform arts and entertainment company, Tiwary Entertainment Group. 

You can find out more about Vivek and The Fifth Beatle at www.tiwaryent.com and www.thefifthbeatle.com. Also, follow and "Like" him on Facebook at Vivek J. Tiwary and The Fifth Beatle Film and follow him on Twitter at Vivek J. Tiwary. Tell him George and Tony sent you.

What?! You don't know who Brian Epstein is and why he is important to the success of the Beatles? You haven't read Vivek's The Fifth Beatle? Please consider remedying this situation by ordering this exquisite graphic novel (and anything else you need for this holiday season) using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. It also makes a great gift. Thank you for your support!

NOTE: Please pardon some of the audio quality during this episode.

Wait...you don't know who the Beatles are???  AARRGGHH!!!  

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_96.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #95

I'll Have What Phil's Having

Tony is out searching for Black Friday deals so George interviews special guest Phil Rosenthal, the creator and executive producer of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and currently the star of his own PBS series, I'll Have What Phil's Having, a wonderful travelogue show that just wrapped up season one. Phil discusses his travels around the world sampling all sorts of cuisine and soaking up diverse cultures. He also provides unique insight to some of your favorite episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond.

You can get the DVD of the first season of I'll Have What Phil's Having using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. Go to www.pbs.org/wgbh/what-phils-having to find out more information about the show. Follow and "Like" Phil and I'll Have What Phil's Having on Facebook and Twitter...and don't forget to let him know you heard him on the show!

George and Tony will be celebrating their 100th episode at the end of December and they would love to hear from you. Please send them your questions and comments via Facebook and Twitter so they can answer them on that show. Go ahead and Follow and give them a "Like", too. Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #94

Omar's Birthday Surprise

Omar Latiri, host of Arts Review and Commentary on the RELM Network (www.artsreviewandcommentary.com and www.relmnetwork.com), returns to the show to fill in for Tony (Omar appeared on episode 56; check it out in the archives). George and Omar talk about all things pumpkin, holiday "non-troversies", Star Wars, and, as the title suggests, Omar's birthday surprise.

Don't forget, George and Tony's 100th episode is right around the corner and they would love to hear from you. Episode 100 will be devoted to listener questions and feedback so please drop us a line on Facebook (@George and Tony Entertainment) and Twitter (@George and Tony).

Please help support the "little podcast that thinks it can" by using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs this holiday season. Subscribing on iTunes, leaving five-star reviews, and recommending us to your friends and family are other ways to help us out. We appreciate you listening.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #93

Cue The Chimes For Darrell Taylor

Meet Darrell Taylor, fan of the RELM Network, and purveyor of his own podcasts on the Taylor Network. Follow him on Twitter @thevoice123 and @taylornetwork. George and Darrell discuss working at the New York Public Library, podcasting, diversity in comics, and two ships passing in the night at conventions. Plus, they talk about creators JK Woodward and Chris Kipiniak (Behemoth, available on comixology.com), Tom King (Sheriff of Babylon from Vertigo Comics, Grayson and Omega Men from DC Comics, and Vision from Marvel Comics), and David Walker (Shaft from Dynamite Entertainment).

Interested in some of the books you hear about on the show? Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs.

And don't forget, George and Tony are planning their All Listener Feedback Show for the end of December. Send them your questions via Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_93.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #92

Middleburg Film Festival 2015

Bryan Loy (@TenBucksAThrow on Twitter), film critic and co-founder of the independent film production company, Cineraffe, returns to discuss the Middleburg Film Festival (https://middleburgfilm.org) with George and Tony. Among the films discussed: Spotlight, Son of Saul, Macbeth, Carol, 45 Years, Anomalisa, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, Tab Hunter Confidential, Harry and Snowman. Plus, celebrity encounters!

We celebrate cinema this week and you can too by using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com when purchasing all your Blu-Rays, DVDs, and your holiday gifts and supplies. Please help support the show by subscribing on iTunes, leaving a five-star review, and encouraging your friends to do the same. We appreciate it.

 

 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #91

Fantasy Strip Mall

Tony makes it to the show two weeks in a row! If that shocks you, how about our heroes talking about sports and evil business men? Don't worry, though, because Tony is still waiting for Star Citizen, George has no patience, and there are spooky stories all around the internet. Plus TV reboots and the movie The Walk.

Wake the neighbors and introduce them to the George and Tony Entertainment Show.  We are looking for new listeners and subscribers on iTunes.  Reviews help us get discovered by like minded people.

And don't forget to use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online holiday shopping. We appreciate your support. Thanks for listening.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_91.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #90

The Prodigal Son Returns

Tony is back and better than ever! He shares his PMP class experiences and tells a sad Toastmasters story. Enjoy him while you can. He may have other higher education responsibilities over the next few months.

On the other hand, you are stuck with George. 

Our heroes also talk about TV, parking at sporting events, comic conventions, and more fables of photographs with Ming-Na Wen. Plus, the late, great master of crossword puzzles, Merl Reagle!

We want to grow the GATES audience and we need your help. Please, share the show with friends, relatives, complete strangers, and mortal enemies. Subscriptions and reviews on iTunes and other podcast outlets help us get noticed by like-minded people. Thank you for your support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_90.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #89

Magic Is Real

Rich Gollhofer of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com) returns to the show to fill in for Tony. The boys talk about the slate of events scheduled at Comic Logic between now and the end of the year, including Halloween Comic Fest on Saturday, October 31! Then there are the obligatory conversations about comics and graphic novels, TV, and Baltimore Comic Con. If you missed Rich the first time he joined us, check out Episode 32 in the archives on iTunes or www.georgeandtony.com.

Believe it or not, there aren't that many weeks left in 2015. We appreciate your support when you use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping...especially for the holidays. But, we are going to ask for more. We want to grow our audience and you can help by spreading the word, subscribing on iTunes, and leaving positive reviews on iTunes or on whatever site you use to listen to the show. Please encourage your friends to do the same. Thank you.

 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_89.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #88

You Down With GCD (Yeah You Know Me)

George is joined by guest cohost Dan Nauschuetz of the Grand Comics Database (www.comics.org). Get to know Dan, hear about his trips to Japan and the Robot Restaurant, and learn about the GCD. Plus, George's fanboy moments at this year's Baltimore Comic Con and the Harvey Awards with Ming-Na Wen, Vivek J. Tiwary, and a gentleman named Michael Solof. Skype was not our friend this week. 

Please help us welcome Harrys.com as a sponsor to the RELM Network by checking out their website and using the code RELM upon checkout. Thank you for your support and continuing to spread the word.

 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_88.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #87

Grand Theft Lunchbox

It's week one of guest cohosts and who better to join the party with George than two of the hosts of the Gaming Marathon on the RELM Network (www.thegamingmarathon.com and Gaming Marathon on Facebook and Twitter): Adam Sharrock and Aaron Lamb!!!

Adam and Aaron talk to George about video games, their "day jobs", and the Gaming Marathon Gaming Clan (join on Facebook)!!! Fun in the gregarious GATES manner!

Don't forget you can still make a difference in the current refugee crisis by contributing to the International Rescue Committee UK. All the information can be found at www.justgiving.com/comicnerdsrefugees. Details were mentioned in episode 85. Donate and spread the word. Thank you for your support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_87.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #86

PMP His Ride

Tony is back...or is he? And he is trying to better himself...by stalking Lynda Carter?! George goes to Disney World...and rants about his favorite theme park??!! All this and end of summer movies. Just another day at the boiler room studio.

Don't forget you can make a difference in the current refugee crisis by contributing to the International Rescue Committee UK. All the information can be found at www.justgiving.com/comicnerdsrefugees. Details were mentioned in episode 85. Donate and spread the word. Thank you for your support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_86.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #85

Mara Wood and Maria Norris of The Missfits and Talking Shojo

Tony's away so George will bring in some more guests on this super special episode. Meet Mara Wood and Maria Norris, two of the cohosts of the Missfits (a podcast primarily about comics but they talk about all things in geek culture) (http://talkingcomicbooks.com/category/podcast-2/the-missfits/) and the hosts of the new podcast Talking Shojo set to premiere September 18 on iTunes!

The Missfits talk about melding their passion for pop culture with their careers in education, the science of learning, political science, psychology, dissertations and procrastinations, organizational skills, and they still find time to discuss comics, conventions, and anime.

Recommendations: Snow White with the Red Hair; Puella Magi Madoka Magica (and a bonus - Revolutionary Girl Utena).

Follow them on Twitter @MegaMaraMon, @MariaWNorris, @The_Missfits, @TalkingShojo. Also check out TalkingShojo.Tumblr.com, and read their pop culture related articles on marawoodblog.com and on the Talking Comics Forum at talkingcomicbooks.com

Feeling helpless about the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East? You can make a difference by contributing to the International Rescue Committee UK. All the details can be found at www.justgiving.com/comicnerdsrefugees. Donate and spread the word! Thank you for your support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_85.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #84

New Creator Showcase

Now with magical chimes for your listening pleasure!

This week, George interviews two young creators breaking out into the business of comics, graphic design, and general entrepreneurship. First, we get to meet Savannah College Art and Design alum, Virginia Gasser.  Next up, we meet Tyrone Selby of Spark Flow Studios. Not only is his new creator owned comic, Elements of Light, available for the world to see, he is also one of the founders of the Soul 4 Reel Film Festival.

Follow Virginia on Instagram at adventurevirginiatimeX2, and on Tumblr and Twitter at AVTX2. Also, check out her work at virginiagasser@behance. Follow and Like Tyrone on Facebook at Tyrone Selby, Elements of Light, Spark Flow Studios, and Soul 4 Reel Film Festival. He is also on Twitter at Tyrone Selby, Elements of Light, and Soul 4 Reel Film Fest. And thanks to the gang at Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA for letting us conduct our interview with Tyrone "live on tape" at the store. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter and check them out at comiclogicva.com. 

Let 'em know George and Tony sent you.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_84.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05am EST

My Brother Took Down Fat Daddy

For weeks we have been teasing an "On The Couch With Tony" episode where we would delve into the deep recesses of Tony's mind to find out what makes him tick. Well, while this episode was planned to be us telling tales of our old school days in honor of back to school time, it somehow became a very dark episode with stories about bullying. You will get a little time on the couch with Tony but, surprisingly enough, it is George who does most of the purging. It's the After School Special Episode of GATES!

We would love to hear from you.  Please join the conversation on the George and Tony Entertainment page on Facebook. And give us a "Like". It's just an extra key stroke that would mean the world to us. Thank you for your support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_83.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #82

The Kinky Karen Affair

Our heroes are back together in the boiler room studio to talk about movies that stand up to multiple viewings...and the resulting obligatory tangents and asides.

Please subscribe on iTunes and tell your friends about us. Remember, each five-star review helps other people find the show. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_82.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #81

JK Woodward - Artist Extraordinaire

You have heard George tell tales of stalking...ahem, we mean meeting artist JK Woodward at conventions. This week, the man himself comes on the show of his own free will...we swear!!! We talk about his work on Star Trek and Dr. Who comics at IDW (including his adaptation of Harlan Ellison's original screenplay of Star Trek's The City on the Edge of Forever), Fallen Angel (written by Peter David), and his creator owned properties, Behemoth (available at https://www.comixology.com/Behemoth/comics-series/43312?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC9zZXJpZXNTbGlkZXI), and 49th Key (currently serialized in Heavy Metal magazine). Plus, stories of Super Storm Sandy!

For all things JK Woodward, please visit www.jkwoodwardart.blogspot.com, JK_Woodward on Instagram and Twitter, and JK Woodward on Facebook. Don't forget to tell him George and Tony sent you.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_81.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #80

100 Hours of Sameness

George and Tony hit a milestone! How do they celebrate? Why, by talking about teachers, Jon Stewart, table top games, and movies, including Pixels, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and Ant-Man, of course. Plus, George rants and Tony gets confused. Good times. Good times.

Every week we ask you to spread the word, subscribe on iTunes and leave us a five star review to help other fine folks find our show. This week, we have one more request. Please check out George's nephew Frank's YouTube page, Valiant Chimera, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wkwv0Ajh18. Watch him talk you thru Brawlhalla and give his page a "Like." You heard him mention it on episode 79 last week. You missed that one? Then you have some catching up to do!

Thank you for your continued support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_80.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #79

Shout Out To Mrs. Shughart

George's nephew, Frank, is back for his annual visit to the boiler room studio. What has he been up to this past year? Find out as we talk about a trip to Dollywood, class plays, college choices, and summer vacation. Plus, back by popular demand...the iPod game!!!

Thanks to our friends at Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA for yet another fantastic Drink and Draw class. Check them out at www.comiclogicva.com to sign up for future sessions and other fun events at the store!

Ask your friends to give the show a try. We appreciate your support!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_79.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #78

Easy Cracker

This week, some random thoughts from the guys: Ariana Grande's donut incident of 2015, pimento, the art of shaving, mining asteroids, the Cracker Barrel stripper, comic con bathrooms and swag, shark attacks, and movie talk. Leave it to George and Tony to tie all these disparate subjects together.

Please tell your friends about us. Every iTunes subscription and five-star review helps us get noticed by fine folks just like you. Thank you for your support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_78.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #77

San Diego Comic Con Dry Rub

George and Tony alone together at long last! Before giving their take on some of the news to come out of San Diego Comic Con 2015, they talk about BBQ ribs. Slather away!

Time is running out to see Peter Pan 360 in Tysons Corner, VA. Don't forget to use promo code PETER at www.PeterPan360.com to save up to 50% on tickets...and support the show. Thank you.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_77.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #76

What's THAT?!

Tony is back in the boiler room studio and he and George are joined by Rob Kaylin of Comic Logic in Ashburn, Virginia (www.comiclogicva.com). The boys talk about the comic book industry, the ins and outs of retailing, what to look forward to in the store in September, video games, and our sponsor - Peter Pan 360 (you can save up to 50% on tickets for the performances in Tysons Corner, VA by using the promo code PETER at www.PeterPan360.com). 

July 15, 2015 is Prime Day with more deals than Black Friday for Amazon Prime members! Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com to join Amazon Prime (if you are not already a member) and have fun doing all your online shopping (and support the show at the same time). Thank you.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_76.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #75

Clockwork Angels Bathed In Light

Tony is on vacation this week.  George is joined by special guest cohost Chuck Strauch, the man who designed our wonderful logo.  

But first George talks to Dawn Griffin (http://dawngriffinstudios.com) the creator of the webcomic Zorphbert and Fred (http://zfcomics.com) about her new Kickstarter campaign to create plushies of her signature characters.  Please help support her at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/918073445/zorphbert-and-fred-bean-bag-plushes?ref=nav_search.

Then George and Chuck talk about art and musical inspirations, Columbo, the Man from UNCLE, and soccer.  Plus, a love letter to the band Rush (with concert spoilers) and Chuck tells us a story about George that you do not want to miss.

Please remember to subscribe on iTunes.  Thank you for your support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_75.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #74

Better Call Adam

With Tony whisked away to a bunker in an undisclosed location, George asked Adam Sharrock of the Gaming Marathon on the RELM Network to return to the show. Get to know Adam a little better as the boys discuss gaming, TV, food, theater, west coast sports, and Vegas, baby!!!

Don't forget the newest sponsor of the RELM Network, PeterPan360.com. Peter Pan 360 opened June 24, 2015 at Tysons Corner Center in northern Virginia. You can save up to 50% on tickets by using the promo code PETER! Thank you for your support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_74.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #73

Drink Draw Drama

George attends a Drink 'n' Draw at Comic Logic, the boys talk about weekend excursions, those 70's TV shows, and, yes, folks, Tony tells us what he thought about Guardians of the Galaxy. We eagerly await your comments on Facebook!!!

Please welcome the newest sponsor of the RELM Network, PeterPan360.com. Peter Pan 360 opens June 24, 2015 at Tysons Corner Center in northern Virginia. You can save up to 50% on tickets by using the promo code PETER! Thank you for your support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_73.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #72

Nice Gams!

It's just your typical episode of GATES with sports talk, Tony's encounter at the gym, bantering about business and economics, and Tony teases episode 73 in a big way. George and Tony...providing fun and frivolity on the interwebs.

Please tell your friends and family about us and suggest they give the show a try. We are always looking for new listeners, new subscribers on iTunes, and those ever-elusive five star reviews. Thank you for your support. 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_72.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #71

Awesome Con DC 2015

George recounts his weekend volunteering at Awesome Con DC where he saw old friends and made some new ones. Cringe as George stalks JK Woodward (http://www.jkwoodwardart.blogspot.com); marvel as he meets John "Dak" Morton (http://www.tapcaf.net); cry over his encounters with Gregg Schigiel (http://hatterentertainment.com) and Chris Flick (http://www.capesnbabes.com); shudder in awe of the cosplayers; and laugh out loud (yes, we spelled it out) over listener feedback provided by Nancy L. from Long Beach. 

Please follow and "Like" us on Facebook, subscribe on iTunes, and leave us some love in the form of five-star reviews. Tell a few friends about us and encourage them to listen. We appreciate your support.

Happy Birthday, Connie!!!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_71.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #70

Retire the Hashtag

On today's episode, George has a big announcement, Tony tells us about his holiday weekend, and we share comments from a listener.

Please follow and "Like" us on Facebook, subscribe on iTunes, and leave us some love in the form of five-star reviews. Tell a few friends about us and encourage them to listen. We appreciate your support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_70.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #69

RELM Team-Up: GATES & Mr. Media Bob Andelman

This is a giant sized episode featuring Bob Andelman, host of Mr. Media Interviews on the RELM Network and http://mrmedia.com. Bob is an accomplished author of numerous books, the latest of which is the new deluxe edition of "Will Eisner: A Spirited Life" available from TwoMorrows Publishing (http://aspiritedlife.com) and a new, updated edition of his acclaimed book "Stadium For Rent: Tampa Bay's Quest For MLB." Both books can be found at finer bookstores and by using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. Plus Bob tells us about his one degree of separation from David Letterman!

Please follow and "Like" us on Facebook, subscribe on iTunes, and leave us some love in the form of five-star reviews. We appreciate your support.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_69.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #68

Brian Williams Moment

The interwebs fire Tony via listener feedback, TV shows on their last legs, cities with the worst traffic, Tony doesn't like vacations, and George's Brian Williams Moment.

Do you agree with ANYTHING Tony says on the show (especially his views on taking time off)? Let us know. Please follow and "like" us on Facebook and join the conversation. C'mon...you know you want to.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_68.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #67

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Our heroes talk about the latest blockbuster from Marvel Studios - Avengers: Age of Ultron. We think it is free of spoilers but tread lightly, True Believers. George and Tony put their unique spin on how they "review" the movie. Before they get to that discussion, they recap Free Comic Book Day at Comic Logic located at 44031 Ashburn Shopping Plaza Suite 281, Ashburn, VA 20147. Plus, blog talk!

Please subscribe on iTunes and leave a positive review. You support the show when you use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs. Thank you for listening and joining the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_67.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #66

Free Comic Book Day 2015 at Comic Logic

George and Tony record live at Comic Logic (www.comiclogicva.com) located at 44031 Ashburn Shopping Plaza Suite 281, Ashburn, VA 20147 on Free Comic Book Day 2015. Join us for interviews with artist Bill McKay (http://billmckay.deviantart.com), the women from NOVA Roller Derby (http://novarollerderby.com), Kevin Bednarz from Comic Logic, cosplayers (including Jonathan Wolk from the 501st Legion, East Coast Avengers, Pop Culture Uncovered at http://popcultureuncovered.com and the PCU Podcast), and patrons before and after they get their free comics!

Plus, That Carbonite Guy and apologies to A'Den K'ada from http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php.

May the fourth be with you!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_66.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #65

Ham Sandwich

Our heroes plan for Free Comic Book Day at Comic Logic in Ashburn, Virginia on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Plus, Tony comes bearing gifts, George tells his Darth Vader story, the boys dis distracted driving, and listener feedback.

If you are in the northern Virginia area, please come out to Comic Logic, the new comic book and artwork store located at 44031 Ashburn Shopping Plaza #281, Ashburn, VA 20147 on Saturday, May 2, 2015 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with us. We will be raffling off six items to benefit United Cerebral Palsy (www.ucp.org). Check out Comic Logic at www.comiclogicva.com. Follow and like us on Facebook so you can see all our updates regarding this event. We hope to see you there.

 

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #64

Fred Hembeck's House of Hem

Legendary creator Fred Hembeck teams up with our heroes in this extra special double sized episode to talk about his upcoming book, House of Hem, collecting some of his most memorable work for Marvel Comics. He also shares stories about his early career, upcoming variant covers, the true story behind Fred Hembeck Destroys The Marvel Universe, sketch cards (and which request almost drove him to the brink of madness), and ill-fated collaborations with Stan Lee. And, of course, Tony brings the discussion to a screeching halt...more than once!!!

We apologize for the audio problems experienced during the recording of the show. We hope the content more than makes up for it.

Where are you going to be on Free Comic Book Day - Saturday, May 2, 2015? George and Tony will be at Comic Logic located at 44031 Ashburn Shopping Plaza #281, Ashburn, VA 20147.  Please join us if you can. Comic Logic is the new comic book and artwork store opening in Northern Virginia on April 25. Check them out at www.comiclogicva.com.

RIP Herb Trimpe 1939-2015.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #63

Poetry Corner

Adam Sharrock from the Gaming Marathon on the RELM Network (subscribe on iTunes!!!) returns to the show to talk about seeing Wrestlemania at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA; MMA; and beach vacations. Plus, Tony hosts Poetry Corner with selected readings from "Warmed By Love" by the late, great Leonard Nimoy, available thru the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com.

And how DID Tony prepare the roast?

Where are you going to be on Free Comic Book Day - Saturday, May 2, 2015? George and Tony will be at Comic Logic located at 44031 Ashburn Shopping Plaza #281, Ashburn, VA 20147. Please join us if you can. Comic Logic is the new comic book and artwork store opening in northern Virginia on April 25. Check them out at www.comiclogicva.com.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #62

The Librarian

Our heroes are joined by Jason Margolies, head of adult services at the Ashburn Public Library in Ashburn, Virginia. Jason tells us about the adult graphic novel book club, library services, and how to pronounce "unterzakhn."  Check out what the library has to offer at www.library.loudoun.gov.  Plus, Tony provides an update regarding his Toast Masters competition and George brings the show to an awkward halt by blindsiding his cohost.  Springtime fun for the whole family!

Don't forget George and Tony will be at Comic Logic in Ashburn, Virginia on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for Free Comic Book Day.  Come out and say hi and check out the new store.  And, oh yeah...FREE COMICS!!!

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #61

Comic Logic

George is joined by guest host Rob Kaylin of Comic Logic, a new comic book and artwork store opening in Ashburn, Virginia Saturday April 25, 2015. We talk about the shop, the Flash, Rob's band Super Lucky Elephant, and affordable ways to display your variant covers.  Check them out at www.comiclogicva.com, "Like" them on Facebook at Comic Logic, and follow them on Twitter at comiclogicva. Tony will be back next week (although the George and Rob Entertainment Show has a nice ring to it.)

George and Tony will be at Comic Logic on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Come on out and say hi and check out the new store.  And, oh yeah...FREE COMICS!!!

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #60

Slice of Life

Our heroes are all over the place today, and we wouldn't have it any other way. The Flash TV Show, Shadows of Mordor, Tom Clancy, Snowpiercer, ray beams, cable's death knell, overacting, and anecdotes!!! 

Get all your graphic novels, video games, electronics, Easter supplies, and other ephemera by using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com.  It doesn't cost you extra and it helps the show.  Oh, and please subscribe on iTunes.  Thank you for your support.

 

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #59

Zorphbert and Fred and Capes and Babes

Special double sized goodness as we are joined by webcomic luminaries Dawn Griffin, creator of Zorphbert and Fred (www.zfcomics.com; www.dawngriffinstudios.com) and Chris Flick, creator of Capes and Babes (www.capesnbabes.com; www.csfgraphics.com). We talk about the webcomic industry, creative type stuff, and, of course, Cleveland sports.  You can also check them out at www.webcomicalliance.com.

Don't forget to leave us feedback on Facebook and subscribe on iTunes.  We appreciate all those five-star reviews!

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #58

Riddle Me This

Since George has been booking all the recent guests, he finally gives Tony some time on the microphone. That means you get a Toast Masters update, learn about Star Citizen Pledge Packs and the magic of Chris Roberts. All this and listener feedback (keep 'em comin', folks), a riddle, and George is old.

You can help support the show by shopping online using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com, subscribe on iTunes, and leave a five-star review. Thank you.

RIP Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #57

Madison, Wilde, and the Grouch

Bryan Loy returns to the show for some post-Oscar talk. You can read movie reviews by Bryan real soon at www.filminquiry.com. 

You and your circle of trust can Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. If you really want to support the show, please subscribe on iTunes, leave us a five-star review, and do all your online shopping using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. Thank you. We can't do it without you.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #56

Omar's ARC

Omar Latiri, the host of Arts Review and Commentary (another great show on the RELM Network), joins our heroes to talk about serving in the Air Force, visiting Dubai, SNL40, and a little something called the Oscars (whatever that is). 

You can check out the latest ARC which features the second annual ARCademy Awards (and all the other fantastic episodes) at www.artsreviewandcommentary.com or www.relmnetwork.com.

Don't forget we are on iTunes. Please subscribe and leave us a positive five-star review (and encourage your friends and family to do the same). See ya on Facebook and Twitter!

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #55

Tony Talks Toastmasters

'Nuff said.

Don't forget we are on iTunes. Please subscribe and leave us a positive five-star review (and encourage your friends and family to do the same). Please continue to use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com when you shop online, including for the graphic novel Pix: One Weirdest Weekend by Gregg Schigiel. It helps to support the show. See ya on Facebook and Twitter! 

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #54

One Greatest Episode with Gregg Schigiel

Artist, writer, independent creator, former assistant editor at Marvel Comics, current contributor on SpongeBob Comics, and all around great guy Gregg Schigiel joins us to talk about his latest release Pix: One Weirdest Weekend, available in better comic book shops on February 11 and for pre-order thru Amazon to ship February 24 (using the link at www.georgeandtony.com, of course.)  If you are impatient, though, you can order a digital and/or print copy at pixcomic.com right now.

Gregg also takes time to talk comics, conventions, podcasts, and a whole lot more.  So sit back, relax, put in your earbuds, and prepare for one greatest episode.  Don't forget to go to www.HatterEntertainment.com for all things Gregg Schigiel (including his two podcasts) and to sign up for his monthly newsletter.  Let him know George and Tony sent you.

Please consider subscribing on iTunes and leaving a five-star review.  We appreciate the support.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #53

Ride of the Valkyries

Meet Stephanie Blodgett - she used to work at George's local comic book store and she joins us to inject some much needed female perspective to our otherwise male dominated hobbies (at least, that's the common perception of them.)

Please consider subscribing on iTunes and leaving a five-star review.  And don't forget to do all your online shopping (including purchasing some of the books mentioned on the show) using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com.  Thank you.  We appreciate your support. 

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #52

The Year Of Living Awesomely Mediocre

Our heroes celebrate a year of podcasting the only way they know how...with digressions, tangents, and derailments galore.  George talks about his appearance on Episode 58 of The Gaming Marathon where he took the Video Game Trivia Challenge with Marc Raco of Monkey Radio (both shows are part of the family of quality programming on the RELM Network at www.relmnetwork.com).  George also tells us tales of temping.  Plus, feedback from Nancy L. of Long Beach.  All this and the boys talk football?!  We are just as confused as you are.

Thank you for a great year of support.  Please continue to spread the word, "Like" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe on iTunes, and have a wonderful week.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #51

The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

We provide an update on George's job status then compare the Oscar nominees and the Golden Globe winners. Plus, it's all about Tony: his love (or not) of Birdman, his pet peeve, and he even insults "the blondes." 

Please remember to tell your friends and family about us and subscribe on iTunes. Our show is supported in part by purchases you make using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. Thank you for listening. 

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #50

Fifty Shades of GATES

It's our 50th anniversary episode spectacular...and Tony literally phones it in. But, never fear, the Two Bryans (Bryan Loy and Brian Boenau) are back to discuss the Kickstarter campaign for their short film "Playthings." Plus, Bryan Loy tells us about his favorite films of 2014. You may be surprised. Please consider contributing to their fundraiser at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cinemaraffe/playthings-film-festival-fundraiser.

Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com to redeem those Amazon gift cards and please introduce your circle of trust to the show.  Thank you. We appreciate it.

 

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #49

2014, We Hardly Knew Ye

Our heroes talk about their Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Then, it's on to a discussion about what they liked in pop culture in 2014...and the things they may have missed.

What do you think about the things George and Tony talked about in this episode? Let them know on Facebook and Twitter. Did you get an Amazon gift card during the holidays? If so, please consider redeeming it using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. Thank you for your support in 2014. We hope to entertain you throughout 2015.

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