George and Tony Entertainment Show
George and Tony Entertainment Show #152

A Modest Proposal

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa!

After appearing on the show in episode 127 (check our archives at www.georgeandtony.com), Rob Shade, the man who designed the logo for Buzz Burbank News and Comment (www.buzzburbank.libsyn.com) right here on the RELM Network (www.relmnetwork.com), makes his triumphant return to the boiler room studio along with his girlfriend, Amy Fredericks. Amy is an astronomer and naturally questions about the stars come up, along with discussions about their mutual love of DisneyLand and how they embrace geek culture.

Do not miss the last third of the show where something extra special happens. Let's just say Rob and Amy exited the studio as different people compared to when they entered. While we can't say this is a first for podcasts, it can't occur very often.

Happy New Year!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:17am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #151

Miracle on 53rd Street

Merry Christmas!!!  Our heroes talk about a few of their favorite (and not-so favorite) things before they dive into their not-so Secret Santa and the ever popular iPod game.

Please remember to use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your last minute online holiday shopping needs.  All George and Tony want for Christmas is for all of you to share a link to their show on your social media pages and to leave those magical five-star reviews on iTunes and wherever else finer podcasts may be heard.

Thank you and happy holidays from George and Tony.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_151.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #150

Stocking Stuffer

Due to holiday preparations and festive events, our heroes only had time to record a condensed, stocking stuffer sized version of their landmark 150th episode. Hey, it's better than coal!

Tony gives his spoiler-free review of Doctor Strange. George tells us a little bit about Paper Girls, published by Image Comics, and a lot about his current guilty TV pleasures. Plus, he tells a story about his father and the late, great Don Calfa. Editor's Note: George made a mistake regarding Mr. Calfa's filmography - he appeared in Return of the Living Dead, not Night of the Living Dead.

Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your holiday shopping needs. All George and Tony want for Christmas are more five star reviews on iTunes and for you to share their links on your social media pages. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_150.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #149

Return of the Plumber

Just when George thought he would never see his plumber again, his pipes had different plans. On this episode, we hear the sequel to George's plumbing woes as his pipes strike back. Plus, Tony's gift giving anxiety.

Also on this episode, we finally present the recordings George made at the latest Drink and Draw at Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA. Check them out at www.comiclogicva.com and comiclogicva on all social media platforms for the schedule of their future events. And don't forget the holiday event Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1-7PM at Ashburn Wine Shop (www.ashburnwineshop.com) located at 44050 Ashburn Shopping Plaza Suite 159, Ashburn, VA 20147. Sergio and the gang will be suggesting wines for Christmas and sparkling champagnes for New Year's Eve and they will be offering plenty of discounts. Tell 'em George and Tony sent you!

Please don't forget to use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs and tell your friends and family about us while you make small talk at your holiday parties.

 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #148

Coaching Through Chaos With Dr. Colleen Mullen

Our heroes are joined by Dr. Colleen Mullen, host of the Coaching Through Chaos podcast which is relaunching on January 3, 2017. Subscribe on iTunes and www.coachingthroughchaos.com. She is also the cohost of Shrink 2 Shrink (also available on iTunes) where she and friend of the show, Courtney Calkins (who appeared on episode 130), psychoanalyze protagonists in major motion pictures. Watch out for episode 109 this week at www.shrink2shrink.com when they take on Four Christmases just in time for the holidays.

Dr. Mullen helps raise the IQ points of the show exponentially as she discusses relationships, social anxieties, PTSD and issues affecting veterans. Plus, it's time once again for On The Couch With Tony!

We apologize for some of the audio glitches you may hear on the show. We are aware of the problem and are taking steps to correct it as soon as possible. Thank you for listening and continuing to stick with the little podcast that can.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #147

Epilogues 'R' Us

Horseback riding. George rants. Hulk v. Thor. Dirk Gently. Epilogues galore. This one has it all, True Believers!

The holidays are here. Please help support the little show that can by doing all your online shopping using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com.

Don't forget to check out www.novacomic-con.com for all the latest news and announcements about NOVA Con, Northern Virginia's premiere comic book and gaming convention taking place July 28-30, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA. You can contribute to their Indiegogo campaign at www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-novacon-is-coming-book-comic#/. Tell 'em George and Tony sent you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:58am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #146

You Dropped A Bomb On Me

We swear we had no intention of spending almost the entire episode talking about the results of the 2016 Presidential election but what did we think would happen when we recorded the day after Election Day? You've heard the pundits, you've read the posts on social media, now it's time to listen to two average podcasters talk about these historic events.

All this plus Tony has a big announcement and we hear some exciting news about NOVA Con, Northern Virginia's premiere comic book and gaming convention taking place July 28-30, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA. Check out all the information at www.novacomic-con.com and support their Indiegogo campaign at www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-novacon-is-coming-book-comic#/. Tell 'em George and Tony sent you!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:02am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #145

Conception Day

Happy(?!) Election Day! Congratulations to the World Series champion Chicago Cubs  and to the American League champion Cleveland Indians. They gave their all in seven games that entertained everyone...except Tony. Our heroes talk about all this plus Halloween, the worst superhero movies, and the status of some of your favorite TV shows. Plus, George closes the door (hopefully) on his plumbing woes.

Please help us grow the show by sharing our links on your social media pages and leaving positive five star reviews on iTunes, Sound Cloud, and whatever other podcast apps you may use to listen to us try to change the world one podcast at a time.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #144

Middleburg Film Festival 2016

Happy Halloween! What could be better than a bag full of fun sized treats? How about the return of Bryan Loy (@tenbucksathrow on Twitter) to talk about The Middleburg Film Festival (https://middleburgfilm.org)? Tony took the week off so Bryan and George could talk about the ten movies they saw between them (including Lion, Moonlight, and La La Land) and the two special events they attended at their favorite film festival of the year. Bryan can now be heard as a frequent guest on www.epicfilmguys.podbean.com and he co-hosts their sister show called B-Sides. Check 'em out and let them know George and Tony sent you.

We celebrate cinema this week and you can too by using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com when purchasing your Blu-Rays, DVDs, digital downloads, and all your holiday gifts and supplies. Please help support the show by sharing our links on your social media pages. Subscribing on iTunes and leaving positive five-star reviews are always appreciated. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #143

How's The Website, Asad?

Adam Sharrock from The Gaming Marathon on the RELM Network returns to the show to talk to George and Tony about his pending nuptials, his new job, sports, TV, and, you guessed it, gaming.

Check out Adam and his cohosts Asad, Aaron, and Dennis the Cynic on The Gaming Marathon on iTunes, Sound Cloud, Stitcher, and, of course, www.relmnetwork.com. Keep using #HowsTheWebsiteAsad and keep checking www.thegamingmarathon.com.  It will be up and running eventually. Plus, go to www.twitch.tv/gaming_marathon to watch the guys play their games.

Please continue to share the show on your social media pages. We are still trying to change the world one podcast at a time.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #142

The More You Know

As the 2016 Presidential election quickly approaches, George and Tony talk politics and offer some Public Service Announcements. No...really!!! Plus, one hit wonders of the 80's. You're gonna want to listen to this one all the way to the end.

Check out George's appearance on episode 106 of Longbox Review on iTunes and www.longboxreview.com. George joins Eric to talk about the items solicited for December in the October Previews catalog. Follow and "Like" Longbox Review on Facebook and Twitter and tell Eric that George and Tony sent you.

Please remember those five-star reviews on iTunes help like-minded people find the show. Sharing our links on your social media pages goes a long way to help support the show. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #141

Naturally Bony

Tony sees a nutritionist and becomes a self-help guru, the continuing adventures of George and his plumbing problems, The Magnificent Seven, a Golden Girls update, the trend setting path of GATES, and echoes...echoes...echoes...

Please continue to share the show on your social media pages and use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your holiday shopping in this last quarter of the year to help support the little podcast that could.

And, yes, those are echoes you hear on George's side of the microphone. All will be explained on this episode. Thanks for listening.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #140

Picture It...The Boiler Room Studio, 2016

Our heroes keep it simple this week as George presents Plumbing 2: Electric Boogaloo, Tony provides some Golden Girls trivia, and the boys talk about some movies. George and Tony - always hip to what's trending.

Ask your friends to give the show a try and please consider leaving us those much appreciated five-star reviews on iTunes. 

And, yes, that's rain you hear during certain parts of the show. You have been warned!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #139

Telltale Pipes

This week's episode is chock full o' fun so we'll just give you the bullet points: Tony in Mississippi, George's plumbing woes, the Emmys and fall TV relevancy, evil business people, voter fickleness, and Tony loves Lynda Carter (from at least a court dictated five mile radius).

Thank you for continuing to share our links on your social media pages. Please don't forget to leave a five-star review on iTunes to help like-minded people find the show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #138

Baltimore Comic Con 2016 Act III

The trio. The triumvirate. The trifecta. All great things deserve a trilogy...but we gave ourselves one anyway. This is the third and final installment featuring interviews George conducted at this year's Baltimore Comic Con. Well, these two SHOULD have been done at the convention but thanks to user error, the discussions on this week's show were done as a post script after the show.

First up is podcasting icon Darrell Taylor of www.taylornetworkofpodcasts.com who trusted George to hit the record button this time. He talks about podcasting, comics, and an unhealthy infatuation with current Batman scribe Tom King...all from the lean, mean streets of New York City. Then we hear from artist and entrepeneur Kevin Bednarz of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com) who tells us about all his business ventures: Comic Logic, The Ashburn Pub, and the latest and greatest Comic Con for you to get excited about in July 2017 - NOVACON!!! All that plus geocaching and MCA Day.

Darrell was also on episode 93 and you can briefly hear Kevin at the end of episode 66 (recorded at Comic Logic on Free Comic Book Day 2015). Check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com and share our links on your social media pages. Don't forget those five-star reviews also help us promote the show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #137

Baltimore Comic Con 2016 Act II

The gang at Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com) invited our heroes to record live at their booth at Baltimore Comic Con this year. This is the second of three planned episodes about the experience. Thanks to everyone who took the time to visit and thanks to Comic Logic for letting us do this with them.

This week, meet Dawn Griffin (www.dawngriffinstudios.com) and Chris Flick (www.capesnbabes.com) from The Webcomic Alliance Podcast (www.webcomicalliance.com); Chris Giarrusso, the creator of G-Man and the force behind Mini Marvels (www.chrisgcomics.com); John Reilly and Dexter Weeks, the creators of the comic Herald: Lovecraft and Tesla from Action Lab Comics (www.actionlabcomics.com); and Zachary Winland, the retail manager at Geppi's Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, MD (www.geppismuseum.com).

Dawn was also on episodes 59 and 75, Chris was on episode 59, and John was on episode 114. Check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com and share our links on your social media pages. Don't forget those five-star reviews also help us promote the show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #136

Baltimore Comic Con 2016 Act I

The gang at Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com) invited our heroes to record live at their booth at Baltimore Comic Con this year. George took them up on their offer and Tony left town. In this, the first of three planned episodes, we present some of the interviews George conducted with guests who came to visit.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by and thanks to Comic Logic for letting us do this with them.  This week, meet Bill Zanowitz of the Comic Book Bears Podcast (among many others) and the writer of The Crime Fighter Inquiry (www.crimefighterinquiry.com and follow/like him on Facebook at Comic Book Bears Podcast); Vivek J. Tiwary, author of The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story and the man behind the Tiwary Entertainment Group (www.tiwaryent.com and www.thefifthbeatle.com); and actor/writer Chris Kipiniak who has too many credits to list here so check him out at www.chriskipiniak.com.

Vivek was also on episode 96 and Chris appeared on episode 100. Check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com and share our links on your social media pages. Don't forget those five-star reviews also help us promote the show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:29am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #135

The Beguiling Brian Boenau

Filmmaker and YouTuber Brian Boenau returns to the show solo for the first time! You can hear his previous appearances with film critic Bryan Loy on episodes 41 and 50 available in our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com.

Tony takes over the interviewing chores and talks to Brian about the intricacies of making a film from initial idea to trying to get it on the big screen. All this plus some behind the scenes information about the making of Brian's short film "Playthings" and...Tony meets the Amish?! Sounds like Brian may have the plot of his next film.

Check out Brian's videos on youtube.com/brianboenau, follow him on twitter.com/brianboenau and instagram.com/brianbono, and don't forget to tell your friends about us and leave us five star reviews on iTunes.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #134

The Return of George Khoury

Back on Episode 107, George spoke to author George Khoury about his upcoming book from TwoMorrows Publishing. Well, it's finally here! Comic Book Fever, A Celebration of Comics From 1976 to 1986, will be released on August 24, 2016 and George returned for this episode to talk about it. If you haven't pre-ordered it already, just use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com to order it today! You can also check it out at www.twomorrows.com. "Like" Comic Book Fever by George Khoury on Facebook and tell him George and Tony sent you!

Before George's conversation with Mr. Khoury, Tony talks about an upcoming trip and his fear of three letter organizations. Plus, the boys close the book on the Rio Olympics.

You can help grow the show by reminding your circle of friends that podcasts are fun and The George and Tony Entertainment Show is available on iTunes. Don't forget five star reviews help like-minded people find the show. Thank you for listening.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #133

Blame It On Rio

It's Olympic-sized fun as our heroes are joined by one of George's best friends, Rob Tredger, to discuss the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio. They talk about it all - the fun, the foibles, the triumphs, and the tragedies. Plus, the reason Rob joins the boys is so he and George can talk about their trip to the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. Cue the fanfare, summon the heroes, sit back, and enjoy the show.

Please remember to use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online back-to-school and early holiday shopping needs. Also, if you really want to help the little guy, please share the show links on your social media pages and leave us five-star reviews on iTunes. It helps like-minded people find their next favorite podcast.

For more Olympic information, please follow the Twitter list of Team USA accounts George's cousin Dema Hanna created at https://t.co/tOldtB50ec. Follow her on Twitter @DemaHanna and let her know George and Tony sent you.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #132

Double Page Spread With Wendi Freeman

Wendi Freeman, the host of Double Page Spread, a podcast about comics and the people who create them, joins George to talk about podcasting, comics, the Chicago comic and music scenes, convention experiences, and the JK Woodward Appreciation Hour. Oh, yeah, Wendi is a drummer in the power pop band Daemon Familiar. We talk about that, too.

Check out Double Page Spread on iTunes and follow Wendi all over social media (doublepgspread on Twitter and Tumblr, just as an example). Tell her George and Tony sent you. Daemon Familiar's songs and albums can be purchased via iTunes. If you are curious about some of our episodes mentioned on this week's show, please check out our archives on iTunes, Sound Cloud, www.georgeandtony.com, www.georgeandtony.libsyn.com, and wherever else finer podcasts may be heard - JK Woodward-episode 81; Darrell Taylor-episode 93; Vivek J. Tiwary-episode 96; JK, Darrell, and Chris Kipiniak-episode 100; John Reilly-episode 114.

Thank you for listening. 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #131

The Kurosagi Podcast Delivery Service

It's that time of year again! George's nephew, Frank Shor, returns to the boiler room studio for his annual team up with our heroes. Frank has graduated high school and is on his way to college. He tells us about his senior year, preparing for university, video games, Universal Studios Florida, fun in Virginia, and...key parties?! Plus, everybody's favorite feature - the iPod game!!! And, did Tony do the homework Courtney Calkins assigned him last week? Find out all this and more by simply clicking "Play" on your inter web device. It's that simple.

You can share the fun by putting links to the show on your social media pages and by leaving some positive reviews on iTunes. We appreciate your support.

If you want to hear Frank's past appearances on the show, check out episodes 26 and 79 in the archives on iTunes, www.georgeandtony.libsyn.com, www.georgeandtony.com, and wherever else finer podcasts may be found. 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #130

Courtney Calkins Comic Con

Courtney Calkins, cohost of the QuadCast (www.quadfathermft.com) and Shrink 2 Shrink (www.shrink2shrink.com/home), two great podcasts available via iTunes, takes over...we mean, joins our heroes to talk about his love of podcasting. Plus, since Courtney is a therapist, we finally have our long awaited first session of "On The Couch With Tony!" Did Courtney wear a monocle? How should we know? This is a podcast, for goodness sake. Find out what deep dark secrets rise to the surface on this episode of The Courtney Calkins Entertainment Show featuring George and Tony.

Ask your friends to give the show a try. And those five star reviews on iTunes help other like-minded folks find the show. Thank you for using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs. We appreciate your support.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:31am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #129

GATES GO 

Our heroes start the show with some thanks, kudos, and recommendations. Then they jump right in with Pokemon Go, the Olympic Trials, and the 2016 Emmy Nominations. Plus, George attends another Drink and Draw at Comic Logic (www.comiclogicva.com).

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #128

Beggin', Ballin', and Squallin'

Tony tells us about his Independence Day weekend...and why he slept in his car. George reveals the details about Connie's surprise birthday party. Plus, hospital bills, smoke detectors, Orphan Black, and New York Comic Con. We're all over the place and we know you wouldn't have it any other way.

We're not the best at this whole social media, interweb thing, but we hear sharing the show with friends and leaving positive five-star reviews on iTunes helps to grow the show. Oh yeah, and please do all your online shopping using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. We appreciate your support.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:10am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #127

Meet Rob Shade

Who is the mysterious Rob Shade? Is he friend or foe? Has he come to save the world or is he a harbinger of the destruction of the multiverse? We may never know...until it's too late. What we do know is he is a fun guy with great stories about his cross country move to the west coast, his quest to go minimalist, his almost weekly trips to Disneyland, and how he designed the logo for the daily podcast Buzz Burbank News and Comment (www.buzzburbank.libsyn.com) right here on the RELM Network (www.relmnetwork.com)! All this plus the magic of Colecovision. And did we mention Rob is an Emmy Award winner? Maybe we should have led with that.

Rob Shade knows some of the best ways to support the show are to share it with your friends, family, and mortal enemies on social media and subscribe and leave us five star reviews on iTunes. Now you know too. Thank you for your support.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #126

The Tequila Incident

Two weeks ago, Tony told a tale of a squishy rug.  Now it's George's turn...times two. Plus, DIY and HOA woes and the return of Around the Internet with Tony.

Please share the show on your social media pages to help us change the world one podcast at a time. Thank you for your support.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:15am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #125

Tony Disses The Tonys

Tony's microphone woes, Tony hates musicals, and Tony talks about toys and games from his youth (so does George). Plus, the strength of Orlando.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #124

SQUISH!

George goes to Awesome Con DC and meets the Doctor...for a millisecond. The boys salute Muhammad Ali. George is watching Copa America Centenario and Tony doesn't care. Is Hulu right for you? All this and much more this week, including things that make you go SQUISH!

Want to hear the episodes about past Awesome Cons? Please go to iTunes or www.georgeandtony.libsyn.com and check out episodes 13 (with a brief interview with up and comer Tom King...we think this guy will be a big deal one day) and 71 in our archives. While you're there, please take the time to leave us a five-star review. It helps others find the show. Thank you for your support.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #123

Uncle Tony's Cellar

Our heroes discuss their Memorial Day weekends and you will be amazed at how different their holiday tales are. Plus, Tidbits! Bullet Points! Rants about doctors! Don't worry...George and Tony help you make sense of it all.

And it's just good sense to do all your online shopping using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. It helps support the little guy, as much as leaving us five-star reviews on iTunes does. Please share the show with your circle of social networking friends. Thank you for listening.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CONNIE!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:14am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #122

Phantom Train

Tony tells us about life threatening events...maybe. George sees some stupid drivers and experiences road rage...allegedly. Plus, George finally shares some details about his trip to Charleston, SC. And, what did George wind up doing on Free Comic Book Day? Well, he sure didn't take the PMP exam!!!

Please share the show on your social media pages and leave us five-star reviews on iTunes so we can help other people forget about their daily stresses...one podcast at a time. We appreciate your support.

RIP Darwyn Cooke 1962-2016

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #121

Bi-Lo Fried Chicken

Tony returns with the results of his second attempt at the PMP exam. Did he pass? Did he fail? Will he ever return to the show on a regular basis? Is George the next Kelly Ripa? You will have to download this episode to find out. Plus, George's tale about his trip to Charleston, SC turns into a rant about time shares, accessibility for the disabled, and...Bi-Lo fried chicken??!!

Shopping online? Of course you are! Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your purchases. That, along with sharing the show on your social media pages and leaving five-star reviews on iTunes, helps us grow the show. Thank you for your support.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #120

Retro Disney World

George is joined by Todd McCartney and Brian Miles, two of the hosts of the Retro Disney World podcast, a monthly show about the history of the Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida. In the spirit of their retro theme, they currently focus on the period from the lead up to the opening of the Magic Kingdom up to the early nineties with the introduction of Disney-MGM Studios. Whether you are a seasoned veteran at the parks, planning your first trip, or somewhere in between, you will love the wealth of information our guests provide at www.retrodisneyworld.com. Please check out their podcast on their site or on iTunes. Don't forget to tell them George and Tony sent you.

We appreciate that you continue to do all your online shopping using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com and you continue to share the show with your friends, family, and mortal enemies. The only way we can grow the show is with your help. Please subscribe on iTunes and leave some five-star reviews (for us AND the Retro Disney World podcast). Thank you for your support.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #119

Static Shock

Rich Gollhofer of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com) returns to continue the conversation he started with George last week. Get ready to learn about some more great new books. It's a rollicking good time...with a little bit of regrettable background static. Let's just blame it on Tony.

Please help us grow the show by sharing this episode on your social media pages. George, Tony, Rich, and the gang at Comic Logic appreciate your support.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #118

Belly Rubs, Brown Jackets, and Bat Soup

Don't let our feeble attempts at alliteration scare you away this week because George is joined by the gentle and generous Rich Gollhofer of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com). Everything mentioned in the title of this week's episode is mentioned in the show, along with a review of Comic Logic's one year anniversary celebration and a look forward to their plans for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7, 2016! Plus, Rich shares some of his favorite new series, George goes to the DC Improv, and Kevin Bednarz's daily loads (at www.kevinbednarz.com). 

No matter where you are on Saturday, May 7, please support your local comic book shop and stop in to pick up, you guessed it, FREE COMICS!!! Of course, if you are within a 50 to 100 mile radius of Ashburn, VA, please stop by Comic Logic at 44031 Ashburn Village Blvd #281, Ashburn, VA 20147...and tell 'em George and Tony sent you!!!

We celebrate your sincere and serious support of our senses shattering show!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #117

Hope Nicholson of Bedside Press

George interviews Hope Nicholson, owner of Bedside Press. She is a publisher, editor, researcher, and producer. Some of her past and current projects include "Secret Loves of Geek Girls," "Moonshot," reprints of 1940's Canadian comic legends Nelvana of the Northern Lights and Brok Windsor, "Angel Catbird" with Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas, and a reprint of John K Snyder III's 1980's comic series "Fashion in Action." She was also an associate producer on the documentary film "Lost Heroes" about the history of Canadian superheroes. Please check out her website, www.hopenicholson.com, for more information on these and many other exciting projects.

Believe it or not, Tony also makes an appearance this week to join George to talk about the late, great musical genius, Prince Rogers Nelson.

RIP Prince 1958-2016

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #116

Author Jonny Lupsha

George talks to author Jonny Lupsha about his books 100,000 Years In Detention, Penny Cavalier, and the Broken Paragon, all available through the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. Plus, Jonny shares information about his forthcoming book, tentatively titled Timeshare. Follow his progress at www.wanderingcityblues.com and "Like" his company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACarrierOfFire.

Please continue to help grow the show by introducing your circle of friends to GATES and leaving five star reviews on iTunes.  Thank you for your support.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #115

Poetic Justice League

You've listened to all the other podcasters review the latest superhero movie and now it's time for Tony's take on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice! After he shares his opinions, he goes off on an obligatory tangent that confuses George. If you have any information to confirm or deny what Tony is talking about, please let us know on Facebook at George & Tony Entertainment or via Twitter @georgeandtony. Plus, George tells a story about his wedding in honor of his anniversary.

Please keep sharing the show and leaving those five star reviews on iTunes. We appreciate your support.

Happy birthday, Tony.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #114

Herald: Lovecraft and Tesla Writer John Reilly

The title says it all...George chats with the writer of the Action Lab comic "Herald: Lovecraft and Tesla" which puts these two historical figures (and a bunch of others) into a series of extraordinary, supernatural circumstances. Please "Like" the Herald: Lovecraft and Tesla page on Facebook and help Action Lab celebrate their fifth anniversary by checking out their website at www.actionlabcomics.com

Are you in the northern Virginia area? Then come on out to Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA on Saturday, April 23, 2016 to meet John in person at their one year anniversary party (www.comiclogicva.com). He will also be at CRRL-Con on Saturday, May 14 at the Eagle Run Branch Library in Fredericksburg, VA (www.librarypoint.org/crrlcon). This is their second annual comic convention and it should be a blast. Don't forget to tell John that George and Tony sent you!

If your local comic shop does not carry the first two volumes of Herald, please make sure to at least pre-order issue number 7 from them and demand they stock the trades. Or you can always use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. Thank you for supporting independent creators.

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Springtime For GATES

Ah, the scents and sights of spring! This week we learn about Tony's driving limitations, his sick and depraved gaming habits, and his brackets...or lack thereof. Plus movies, music, click bait, and feedback from Nancy L. from Long Beach.

Wanna be like Nancy L? Then why not subscribe on iTunes, spread the word on social media, and leave us some five-star reviews to help us grow the show? Thank you for your support. We appreciate you listening.

RIP Garry Shandling 1949-2016.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #112

Ded Lizzard

Tony is back yet again! Find out how he has been. This week, our heroes talk about St. Patrick's Day minty shakes, wheelchair tricks, and the Washington DC Metro. Plus, George hates trailers and lines, lines, everywhere there's lines!

Please listen to George's appearance on episode 96 of Longbox Review on iTunes or www.longboxreview.com this week. It's a double dose of George and it's a double dose of fun.

Please help us grow the show by simply leaving us a five star review on iTunes or wherever you pick up the show. We hope to at least double the number of reviews this week. Thank you for your time and support.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #111

Rebirth of a Nation

Rob Kaylin of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com; follow them on all sorts of social media at comiclogicva) returns to the boiler room studio to fill in for Tony! He and George talk about the Oscars, the Washington Redskins, and...politics?! What is happening to this show??? We are confident that Rob's stories about his time at the 10th annual ComicsPRO meeting in Portland, OR will more than cleanse your palette. ComicsPRO is the only trade organization dedicated to the progress of direct market comic book retailers. ComicsPRO is attended by these retailers and comic book publishers. 

In the spirit of comics and "back issues," Rob has previously appeared on episodes 61 and 76 of the show. Check 'em out (and our whole archive) on iTunes. You may as well subscribe while you're there so you don't miss an episode. Please help grow the show by leaving us a five star review so others may find us. The grass roots effort continues! Thank you for listening.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #110

Oscar, Oscar, Oscar

Tony is out of the office so Bryan Loy of Ten Bucks A Throw (https://soundcloud.com/tenbucksathrow) returns to pretty much carry the show with George. Welcome to our third annual Academy Awards review show!

Bryan has been on the show plenty of times. If you want to hear his Oscar-related appearances, go through the archives on iTunes and listen to episodes 5 and 57.  Plus, check out Bryan's most recent guest spot on episode 104 during the east coast blizzard of 2016. Please subscribe and leave us a five star review while you are at it. It is one of the best ways to support us and help grow the show. Thank you for listening.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #109

Negasonic Podcast Warhead

Tony is back in the boiler room studio! How did he do on his PMP exam? Find out here, friends. Plus, George sees a movie.

Help us grow the show. Tell your friends about us, share the episode, and leave us five star reviews on iTunes so others may find us. Also, please consider doing all your online shopping using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. Support the little guys. We appreciate you listening.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #108

All-New, All-Different Rich Gollhofer

Rich Gollhofer from Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com) returns to fill in for Tony. We know what you're thinking...another episode focusing on comic books. But, wait, there's more! Rich shares his take on the Super Bowl and the boys talk about the Grammys, new music, and the economy. Never judge a show by its cover.

Please consider using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs. It helps support the show as much as telling others about us. Share the show and help us grow. And five star reviews are especially appreciated. Thank you for listening.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #107

Comic Book Fever by George Khoury

Tony is finally taking his PMP exam this week so think good thoughts, Team GATES!!! 

This week, George is joined by author George Khoury.  His latest book, Comic Book Fever, is a celebration of the comic books published between 1976 and 1986. It is scheduled to be released June 22, 2016 and is available for pre-order at www.twomorrows.com. Let's face it, even if you are not an avid comic book reader like both Georges, you probably remember the days of checking out what was on the spinner racks of your local convenience stores. The historic and nostalgic factors make this book worth the price of admission. Want to sample some of George's other work while you wait? True Brit: Celebrating the Comic Book Artists of England and The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore are among the titles currently available using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com. "Like" Comic Book Fever by George Khoury on Facebook and tell him George and Tony sent you!

You can help grow the show by reminding your circle of friends that podcasts are fun and The George and Tony Entertainment Show is on iTunes, Facebook, and Twitter. Subscribe, like, and listen. And don't forget those five star reviews help other like-minded people find the show. We thank you.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #106

The Doctor Is In - Part 1: Dr. Mara Wood

We keep hearing all the other shows talking about a sports game where some broncos played against some panthers and all the accompanying commercials. Anyone can do that. This week, Tony is in the penalty box while George welcomes Dr. Mara Wood back to the show. She went by "Mara Wood" when she appeared on episode 85. This time, George and Mara discuss her dissertation then have some fun talking comics, talking Shojo, talking Star Wars, and talking podcasts. Mara regularly appears on The Missfits, Talking Shojo, and the new Legendary Runs, all of which may be found on iTunes and http://talkingcomicbooks.com.

We are trying to grow the show in 2016 and we cannot do it without you. Please share and subscribe, especially on iTunes. Introduce your hairdresser to podcasting and help make the world a better place. Thank you for listening.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #105

Kumamon's Space Jeans at Comic Logic

With a title like that, it has to be good! Postponed from last week thanks to Snowmageddon 2016, you now get to hear a brainstorming, stream of consciousness episode with George, Rich Gollhofer (check the archives for his previous appearances on episodes 32 and 89) and Kristina Moorhead (new to the show!) of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA. Check them out at www.comiclogicva.com and follow and "Like" them on Facebook and Twitter.

With Tony still shoveling, George talks to his guests about another Drink and Draw, upcoming events at the store, Fluxx, blind boxes, Star Wars, and a whole lot of fun things. Wanna see Kristina's embroidered bags, hoodies, and cosplay costumes? Shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/zombisaur

Shout outs to Sergio at Ashburn Wine Shop (http://www.ashburnwineshop.com), Kevin Bednarz (the Rouge...not a typo...Leader at Comic Logic...https://www.youtube.com/user/kevinbednarz), and, oh yeah, George hates Ben!!!

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #104

Snowmageddon 2016 with Bryan Loy

We interrupt our regularly scheduled second anniversary episode (yes, the boys forgot it was their anniversary) with this special report about the blizzard of 2016. Snowmageddon has hit the east coast and George and guest co-host Bryan Loy (https://www.youtube.com/user/tenbucksathrow), from Ten Bucks a Throw podcast, cover the event from the Snowzilla HQ in the boiler room studios. George tells us about his adventures in shoveling, then our heroes fit in movie talk. Bryan tells us about some of the best and worst films of 2015. Don't miss his appearances on the show Picture Lock (http://picturelockshow.com). Plus, what is Bryan reading?

Our apologies to Rich Gollhofer and Kristina Moorhead of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com). They were the scheduled guests for this week's show. Due to the opportunities presented by the extreme weather, we have postponed their episode to next week. Comic Logic is known as comiclogicva on all forms of social media. Please follow and "Like" them. Kristina is a talented seamstress and creator. Check out her handbags, hoodies, and cosplay costumes on etsy.com/shop/zombisaur. 

If you want to listen to Bryan's prior appearances on the show, please look in the archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com for episodes 5, 41, 50, 57, and 92. Please share and subscribe. Introduce your friends to the magic of podcasting and help us grow the show in 2016!

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #103

Dennis The Cynic's Hat Trick

Tony has begun his hiatus from the show to prep for his PMP exam. This week, George is joined by Dennis the Cynic, the co-host of The City That Breeds and The Gaming Marathon, both on the RELM Network. Can he hit the trifecta and become the co-host of this show, too? Find out as our heroes discuss the Baltimore riots of 2015, fitness plans, driving cross country in two days, Star Trek, and...POLITICS??!! And what the heck is The City That Breeds Games For Kirk's Entertainment Show At Marc's Pizzeria? Darned if we know!

Dennis is known as Dennis the Cynic on all forms of social media, including Facebook and Twitter. Check out his website at www.dennisthecynic.com. And don't forget to listen to The City That Breeds and The Gaming Marathon and all the other fine shows on the RELM Network.

Please tell your friends. Let's keep that grass roots effort going throughout 2016. Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a five star review so like-minded people can discover the show. Thank you for your support.

RIP David Bowie 1947-2016.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #102

Lists

Tony is back, but don't get too comfortable. At least he is here this week to tell us about his holiday celebrations, his studying techniques, and his opinions of Yahoo's Top 20 Video Games of 2015. Not to be outdone, George lists some movies he has seen recently and none of them are recent (OK, one was from 2014...but one was from 1979). Plus, George shares some of the comics and graphic novels he enjoyed in 2015. One of them may surprise you. Can anyone say Sunstone?

Our grassroots effort continues. Our show is more than just comics and gaming and we want you to let your friends, family, and mortal enemies know that. Please share the show with them. If they have never listened to a podcast before, this is a great way to introduce them to the medium. And, please, keep those five-star reviews coming in iTunes or wherever you find the show. Thank you. We appreciate your support.

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George and Tony Entertainment Show #101

Star Wars, Disney, and Chucky Baby

Happy New Year! While Tony continues to celebrate the arrival of 2016, welcome to the George and Chucky Baby Entertainment Show! Chucky Baby is the term of endearment we use every week to thank Chuck Strauch for designing our fantastic logo. Chuck joins George this week to talk about wrapping up the holidays, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (with no spoilers), and our mutual love of Disney theme parks and resorts.

You'd think Disney would be a logical sponsor of this episode but you would be wrong. Instead, we would like to ask that you use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com to redeem all those Amazon gift cards you got for Christmas...and just use it for all your online shopping in general.

Plus, this is the year we want to step up our grass roots effort to spread the word about the show. Please leave us a five star review on iTunes and introduce your friends and family to the show. 2016 - The Year We Grow The Show...with your help! Thank you.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

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