George and Tony Entertainment Show (general)

End of the Line

This is it, True Believer! After multiple rebirths and retcons, wars and crises, guest stars and guest hosts, the epic saga of The George and Tony Entertainment Show reaches its monumental conclusion. All your questions will be answered when secret histories are revealed and every dangling plot thread gets resolved. Writer, artist, and creator of the Pix graphic novel series, Gregg Schigiel, joins our heroes in this milestone 200th episode as the GATES age of podcasting comes to a close. It's the end of an era! It's the grand finale! It's the final countdown! This changes everything and nothing will ever be the same again!

Please continue to follow George & Tony Entertainment on Facebook and @GeorgeandTony on Twitter. Don't forget you can binge on past episodes on iTunes, www.georgeandtony.libsyn.com, and the George and Tony Entertainment Show page at www.relmnetwork.com. Check out www.hatterentertainment.com for all things Gregg Schigiel. Thanks to all of you for your support. You have no idea what that meant to us. Excelsior!

"And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make." -Paul McCartney/John Lennon

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_200.mp3
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Thomas Zahler's Time and Vine and a Whole Lot More

George celebrates our penultimate episode with writer, artist, creator, and all-around good guy, Thomas Zahler. Thom is the creative force behind Love and Capes, Long Distance, Time and Vine, and the ongoing webcomic Warning Label available on Webtoons and www.bit.ly/warninglabel. Time and Vine just wrapped up and the collected edition will be available from IDW Publishing in February 2018, just in time for Valentine's Day. George talks to Thom about the creative process, the research behind Time and Vine, the comic con circuit, and why he lives in the House That Meredith Bought. Plus, how could we have an episode about wine the week of Thanksgiving and not offer some suggestions for the holidays?

For all things Thom Zahler, please check out his website www.thomz.com and follow him on Twitter @thomzahler.

And don't forget to join us next week for our 200th, and final, episode of The George and Tony Entertainment Show. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Miss State Capitol's Outstanding Teen 2017 Jillian Bartel

George is joined by the former Miss Greater Hazleton Outstanding Teen (2016) and the reigning Miss State Capitol's Outstanding Teen 2017, Jillian Bartel. Jillian tells George about the pageant circuit and discusses her community service, including The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Get more information and get involved at tunnel2towers.org. Plus, Jillian talks about things affecting teens today including standardized testing, social media, cyberbullying, and...mitochondria???  

Stay tuned to the end of the show for an announcement about our upcoming special 200th episode, scheduled to post the Monday after Thanksgiving.

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Deck The Halls With Kevin Starkey

You have heard his name mentioned on the show for no reason whatsoever over the past few weeks. It has been a mysterious ear worm, a curious subplot, a question you didn't even know you wanted answered. Well, get ready everybody, because this week you meet Kevin Starkey at last!

George introduces you to his guest co-host and our heroes discuss Halloween Comic Fest Crud, cosplaying, Inktober, social anxiety, Toast Masters, comic books, and, of course, the Hallmark Channel's Countdown To Christmas movie marathon.

Has your interest been piqued? As a result of this episode, Kevin revamped his website, http://2dogknight.com, which includes links to his You Tube content from a few years ago as mentioned on the show.

We apologize for the buzz on our audio this week. Unfortunately, it wasn't Buzz Burbank. 

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Middleburg Film Festival 2017

Happy Halloween! The Hallmark Channel's Countdown To Christmas movie marathon is in full swing and film critic, podcaster, and Creative Manager of Alamo Cinema Drafthouse in Ashburn, VA, Bryan Loy, returns to the guest co-host director's chair to talk about The Middleburg Film Festival (https://middleburgfilm.org). Bryan and George talk about the movies they saw including Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, and Lady Bird. Plus, Bryan met legendary film critic Ann Hornaday, George met local newscaster Andrea McCarren and he may or may not have met actor Griffin Dunne. All this plus George attends a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show hosted by Bryan himself.

Bryan is a frequent guest on www.epicfilmguys.podbean.com and he co-hosts their sister show called B-Sides with Epic Film Guy Justin. 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.

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Retail Therapy

Yes, we are well aware the Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas Movie Marathon begins on Friday, October 27 but, believe it or not, we don't even mention it on this week's episode. Instead, guest co-host Rob Shade returns to talk to George about the California fires, retail etiquette, Disneyland's Animation Academy, Battle of the Sexes, and some television shows.

Next week: Middleburg Film Festival 2017. Please join us...and invite your friends this week and every week. You never know who you'll meet or what you'll learn on The George and Tony Entertainment Show.

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The Perils and Perversions of Riverdale

Artist Rodney Roberts had so much fun on last week's show that he couldn't wait to return to sit in the guest co-host chair yet again this week. Rodney changed his tune on Star Trek: Discovery, George saw Battle of the Sexes, both of our heroes read some comics, and what the heck is going on in Riverdale? Plus, All Star Comic Con is coming to the Sheraton in Tysons Corner, VA June 15-17, 2018 and the Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Movie Marathon starts October 27, 2017. Bring it on!

For all things Rodney Roberts, check him out on Facebook and Instagram at iongraphx. Hey, we got it right this time...we hope.

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Rodney Roberts and the Christmas Movie Marathon

Artist Rodney Roberts returns as guest co-host to talk to George about creating sketch cards for an upcoming trading card set for Topps, meeting DMC at Baltimore Comic Con, participating in Inktober, and being excited about All Star Comic Con coming to the Sheraton in Tysons Corner, VA June 15-17, 2018. Plus, Star Trek: Discovery, The Orville, Marvel Legacy, and Fu Jitsu.

All hail the upcoming Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie Marathon!

RIP Tom Petty 1950-2017.

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Podcasting Trinity

Eric from Longbox Review (www.longboxreview.com) returns to the guest co-host hot seat and brings along another veteran of podcasting - Peter Rios from The Daily Rios (www.thedailyrios.com). Peter was one of the original hosts of Comic Geek Speak and he has now teamed up with Eric for another podcast called The Legion Project. The Legion Project examines the famed "Baxter run" of the Legion of Superheroes from the mid-80s. Check it out on each of their iTunes feeds (subscribe to Longbox Review and The Daily Rios on iTunes and tell 'em George and Tony sent you).

This week we get to know Peter from his podcasting pedigree to his work in the theater. Eric gives us his thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery and the Hamilton soundtrack. And George...well, George is just along for the ride.

First there was Harvey, then there was Irma, and now Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico. Please check out www.redcross.org to find out how you can help those affected by these natural disasters.

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Birthdays, Bees, and Battles

Rob Shade won't let a little alliteration prevent him from returning to the show as a guest co-host. George tells the tale of his trip to New York, Rob reminds us he may or may not have made the cut in the recently released film Battle of the Sexes, and our heroes see two miraculous movies.

All this plus the Emmys, Twin Peaks, and George's wife gets stung by a bee!

Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs including pumpkin spice, early Christmas gifts, and meat tenderizer. Listen to the show and that last item will make a lot more sense.

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Rose City Comic Con 2017

Eric from www.longboxreview.com returns to talk to George about Rose City Comic Con in Portland, OR. Get the full story of his adventures on a future episode of Longbox Review. For now, check his archives for some discussions with Peter Rios of www.thedailyrios.com, including their joint venture, The Legion Project (a podcast about the "Baxter run" of The Legion of Superheroes from the mid-80's).

George also talks about a new film project from frequent guest Bryan Loy being crowd funded through Indiegogo. Please check out Mount Skylight at www.indiegogo.com/projects/mount-skylight-a-short-film--2#/ and consider becoming a backer. Plus, the latest and greatest intimate comic con to hit the northern Virginia area has been announced. All Star Comic Con is coming to the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, VA June 15 thru 17, 2018. Follow and like them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and tell 'em George and Tony sent you. Finally, check out Spongebob Comics #72 with cover art (and pencils and inks on the lead story) by friend of the show Gregg Schigiel (www.hatterentertainment.com). Listen to this episode to find out why the two characters in the middle of panel one on page 7 are so important to George and Tony (and why they are wearing plain white t-shirts). 

THANKS GREGG!!!

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Tattletales

Last week, Rob Shade returned to the guest co-host chair to talk about his wedding, honeymoon, and Eclipse 2017 (check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com). This week, his wife Amy joins George to correct everything he said! OK, that might be an exaggeration but you still get to hear her side of the stories. Plus, like she did on episode 175, Amy talks astronomy!

First Hurricane Harvey, now Hurricane Irma. Let's not forget our friends in Texas and Florida. Please consider donating to www.redcross.org and/or www.aforeverhome.org to help the victims of these storms. Disasters like these can happen anywhere.

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Buttery and Marinating

He proposed to his wife, Amy, on episode 152 of this very program (check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com) and he came back six times (episodes 158,161,167,169,172,176) afterward to, among other things, update us on different stages of planning the wedding. Now, Rob Shade returns to the guest co-host chair to talk to George about the wedding and the honeymoon, plus Disneyland and eclipse 2017. Join us for the fun and share our show with your friends.

Don't forget, not only do the people who were in the path of Hurricane Harvey still need assistance but so do their pets and other displaced animals. You can help by donating to www.redcross.org and www.aforeverhome.org. Please check out these worthwhile organizations and consider contributing to help those in need. Disasters like this can happen anywhere.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_188.mp3
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Psychoanalysis of a Couple on Vacation

George and his wife, Connie, went on a family vacation to Daytona Beach, Florida and visited LegoLand and the Magic Kingdom. This is their story.

The happy couple mentioned people, places, and things from past episodes while telling their tale. Check out our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com to catch up on all that has transpired on The George and Tony Entertainment Show. Tell your friends!

 

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Why Is No One Touching Tony? (He's Single, Ladies)

TONY. IS. BACK! 'Nuff said!

OK, we'll say a bit more...there was a party in the boiler room studio to celebrate with a few surprises.

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A Curmudgeon, An Optimist, and 8 Comic Books Walk Into a Bar

George plays The Curmudgeon and guest co-host Eric from Longbox Review (check out his latest episode, #123, with his guest Peter Rios at www.longboxreview.com) plays The Optimist as our heroes talk about Project Superpowers: Hero Killers and Swordquest from Dynamite Entertainment, The Unstoppable Wasp from Marvel Comics, Clue from IDW, Sisters of Sorrow from Boom! Studios, and three recent issues of Batman from DC.

Have we piqued your curiosity? If you are lucky enough to have a comic book store near you, head over there right now and pick up some (if not all) of these books. Not so lucky? Then use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com when these stories are inevitably collected in trade paperbacks.

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The Heart of NOVACON

George is joined by guest co-host Tom McKeon, otherwise known as the Heart of NOVACON. NOVACON (www.thenovacon.com) was the comic, gaming, cosplaying, pop culture event held at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA July 28-30 this year. Last week you heard George speak with Ming Chen from AMC's Comic Book Men at the convention (check out episode 183 in our archives at www.georgeandtony.com) and you heard George and his nephew Frank discuss their volunteering experiences. This week, Tom tells George about his own adventures volunteering in almost all aspects of the show. 

We had originally planned a round table discussion about NOVACON but scheduling conflicts prevented that. Not only did Tom provide more than enough behind-and-in-front-of-the-scenes stories, George also had a chance to record a conversation with Kevin Bednarz, one of the key players behind NOVACON. This episode provides a nice epilogue to NOVACON 2017.

Subscribe on iTunes and share our links on social media. Help like-minded, fun loving people discover us by leaving us reviews. You never know who you'll meet or what you'll learn on The George and Tony Entertainment Show.

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Ming Chen From AMC's Comic Book Men At NOVACON

Ming Chen was at the first NOVACON at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA this weekend and George was there to talk to him about the new season of Comic Book Men on AMC, his plethora of podcasts, his new coffee shop (Coral Sword) opening soon in Houston, running marathons, and his hectic convention schedule. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mingchen37 and let him know you heard him on the show.

George was also there to volunteer with his nephew Frank who returns to the show to talk about his experience at NOVACON.

Please share the show links with your friends, family, and mortal enemies on social media and subscribe on iTunes so you don't miss an episode.  You never know who you'll meet or what you'll learn on The George and Tony Entertainment Show.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_183.mp3
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Blue, Ace, and Tu-Tone

After guest co-hosting on episode 179 just a few weeks ago (check our archives at www.georgeandtony.com), Eric from Longbox Review (www.longboxreview.com) returns and George makes good on his promise to not discuss comics with a man who has a podcast solely about comics! So, what do our heroes talk about this week? How about vacations, summertime fun, the ins and outs of Idaho, sonograms, training for 5k races, beer, and feeling nostalgic? It's our Christmas in July gift to you. You didn't think we'd let the Hallmark Channel have all the fun now did you?

Plus, a special announcement about NOVACON from none other than Ming Chen from AMC's hit show Comic Book Men (coming back for a seventh season in October). NOVACON is coming to the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA THIS WEEKEND (July 28-30, 2017)!!! Get all the details and your tickets at www.thenovacon.com. You might even see George at the Registration Booth. You will definitely see Ming Chen there Saturday and Sunday...and you can hear him on the show next week!

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Fun Train Wrecks Featuring Bryan Loy

Last heard on episode 162 (check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com), film critic Bryan Loy returns to fill in for Tony and to talk about the movies from the first half of 2017 that we loved and loved to hate. George and Bryan also discuss Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, drive-ins, and what to look forward to as we enter the second half of the year.

Logan, Kong: Skull Island, Baby Driver...these are just a few of the movies you will hear about on this show. And don't forget to check out Bryan's frequent appearances on The Epic Film Guys Podcast on iTunes and www.epicfilmguys.com.

NOVACON is coming to the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA July 28-30, 2017. If you are in the northern Virginia area, please come on out and support local creators, meet some celebrities, and cosplay your weekend away! Go to www.thenovacon.com for all the details. Tell 'em George and Tony (and Bryan) sent you.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_181.mp3
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Light Chasers by Mike Slade

Kickstarter Alert! Meet Mike Slade, author of the sci-fi prose novel Omega Children (2013) and the writer of the new comic Light Chasers, an independent comic that needs your support to see the light of day (no pun intended). Mike joins George and special guest co-host, artist Rodney Roberts (check out his appearance on episode 171 in our archives at www.georgeandtony.com) to talk about the Light Chasers Kickstarter campaign, NOVACON (tickets on sale now at www.thenovacon.com), Space Camp, and sequestering oneself in Alabama to write.

Please go to www.kickstarter.com/projects/824065781/light-chasers-issue-1?ref=nav_search to become a backer at any level of Light Chasers. Help Mike get this book funded and tell 'em George and Tony (and Rodney) sent you. Check out Rodney Roberts at iongraphx on Instagram and DeviantArt.com plus visit his booth at NOVACON at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia July 28-30, 2017. Let him know you heard him on the show. Also, check out the artwork of Tonia from Lost Rhino Brewery as mentioned on the show at chalkoholic on Instagram. Subscribe to The George and Tony Entertainment Show on iTunes and share our links on your social media pages. George had some microphone issues during the first half of the show but please stick with us. A fun, informative conversation awaits you.

WHO THE HECK IS KEVIN STARKEY?!

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Bwa Ha Ha Podcasters

Happy Independence Day!

Eric from Longbox Review (www.longboxreview.com) returns after his triumphant appearance on episode 173 (check our archives at www.georgeandtony.com) to talk about the comics we can't wait to read. Plus, seeing Ira Glass in person, vacations, and what's so great about Boise, ID anyway?

Want to try some of the items you hear about on the show? Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs. It's Christmas in July so start your shopping now!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_179.mp3
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Talking Comics With Bob Reyer Part 2 - By Bob Betrayed!

This week we present the epic conclusion to George's conversation with guest co-host Bob Reyer from the Talking Comics podcast (www.talkingcomicbooks.com). Comics, pop culture, and fantastic fun await you. Plus, do Bob's buddies at Talking Comics believe he betrayed the brotherhood? You can find out on episode 291 of Talking Comics. Check them out with their guest Katy Rex after you listen to us. Also, you can listen to part one of this conversation on episode 177 (and all our other shows) in our archives at www.georgeandtony.com.

You know what? You don't have to miss an episode ever! Just subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. Help us spread the word and make the world a better place one podcast at a time by sharing our links on your social media pages. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_178.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Talking Comics With Bob Reyer Part 1

Bob Reyer from the Talking Comics podcast (www.talkingcomicbooks.com) occupies the guest co-host chair this week to talk about the latest Major League Baseball box scores. No, wait, that was another podcast...on this show, the ever erudite Mr. Reyer schools George on the history of comics, movies, Long Island, and Talking Comics. Plus, Bob shares some stories about his favorite creative people. There was so much content, we had to divide it into two episodes! Bob will be back next week to continue this conversation - same GATES time, same GATES channel.

Like what you hear? Please consider subscribing to our show and Talking Comics on iTunes. Tell your friends about us by sharing our links on your social media pages and leave us reviews. Help like-minded people find our shows.

RIP Adam West 1928-2017

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_177.mp3
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Mission: Breakout!

Emmy Award winning graphic artist and newly appointed Castmember at Disneyland, Rob Shade, returns to the guest co-host hot seat to talk to George about his latest Disney adventures, work-life balance, doctors, dental plans (wait, we thought this was a show about pop culture?!), and a little ride called Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! (ah, that's more like it).

Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, leave a review, and tell your friends and family about us as you enjoy your summertime barbecues. We appreciate all you do to help support the show.

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Amy's Law

Astronomer Amy Fredericks returns to the show after accepting a "Modest Proposal" of marriage on episode 152 (check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.libsyn.com) to fill the guest co-host chair to talk about the cosmos, wedding planning, Disneyland, and all the fun stuff she has been reading lately. Give it a listen. You might learn something.

Interested in buying a trade paperback collection of some of the comics Amy talks about on the show? Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for those and all your other online purchases. You may also help support the show by subscribing and leaving a review on iTunes and sharing the show on social media. We appreciate all you do to help us spread the word.

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Kevin Bednarz Dot Com

You've heard him briefly on a few episodes and you've heard his business partners and customers bust his chops (among other things) on past episodes (most recently on episodes 170 and 171). Now Kevin Bednarz fills the guest co-host chair to talk to George about Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com), The Ashburn Pub, MCA Day, great customers, Disney Cruises, and a little something called NOVACON (www.thenovacon.com). You may have heard about it on the show. It's just two months away on July 28-30 at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA. Get your tickets now and tell 'em George and Tony (and Kevin) sent you. 

Plus, Rob Kaylin of Comic Logic gets his own theme song. We gave one to Rich Gollhofer, too.

This episode was made available on Memorial Day weekend 2017. Please take the time to remember and honor those who sacrificed everything so we could have the freedom to talk about these fun and geeky things on a podcast. 

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Hard Traveling Podcasters

Eric from Longbox Review (www.longboxreview.com) returns to the guest co-host chair to talk about the usual fun stuff - movies, TV, and the comics we love and can't wait to read. Plus, get your GATES nostalgia fix with a clip of Tony from episode 73! Check our archives at www.georgeandtony.com for more classic GATES.

Want to try some of the items you hear about on the show? Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_173.mp3
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Guardians, Doctors, and Disneyland

Perennial guest co-host Rob Shade returns to fill in for Tony. Rob talks George off the ledge in the first five minutes of the show then joins the conversation about Free Comic Book Day 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, and the trials and tribulations of a novice cast member at Disneyland. Plus, Rob picks some nits from the Doctor Who discussion George had with Rich Gollhofer of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com) two weeks ago on episode 170 (check our archives on iTunes and subscribe).

We know every podcaster asks you to use their links and show codes when doing all your online shopping at Amazon. Odds are they have other ways for you to support them via paid sponsors, Patreon pages, or straight up Donate buttons. We don't have any of that stuff. Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping and use the other methods to help out your other favorite podcasts. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_172.mp3
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Rodney Roberts Rocks!

Meet artist Rodney Roberts. He fills in for Tony this week to join George to talk about his artwork, his love of comic books, meeting one of his heroes (artist Alex Ross) at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, NOVACON, and his take on the pop culture landscape. Plus, the guys discuss...their dating histories? Or, maybe, the lack thereof? 

Check out Rodney's artwork on Instagram and Deviant Art @iongraphx. And don't forget NOVACON is coming to the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA July 28-30, 2017. Get all the news and updates at www.thenovacon.com. Tell 'em George and Tony (and Rodney) sent you.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_171.mp3
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JK Woodward's Mirror Broken

It's the week before Free Comic Book Day 2017 and what better way to celebrate than with two guests? First, artist JK Woodward returns to the show to tell us about his new mini-series Star Trek: The Next Generation - Mirror Broken (a preview of which will be offered by IDW at your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day). The story is set in Star Trek's fan favorite Mirror Universe. Did you know one of the series' writers, Scott Tipton, owns Blast Off Comics in California? Guess where JK is spending Free Comic Book Day? See what's going on at www.blastoffcomics.com and for all things JK Woodward, go to http://jkwoodwardart.blogspot.com, follow him on Instagram and Twitter at jk_woodward, and on Facebook at james.k.woodward. Check out our archives on iTunes or www.georgeandtony.com for JK's previous appearances on episodes 81 and 100.

Then, guest co-host Rich Gollhofer of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA fills in for Tony and teases us with what to expect from some of the publishers participating in Free Comic Book Day 2017. If you are in the northern Virginia area, make Comic Logic your number one stop not only on Free Comic Book Day but all year long for all your sequential art needs. Get the latest news at the store at www.comiclogicva.com and they go by comiclogicva on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Say hi to Rich and tell him George and Tony sent you.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_170.mp3
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If Adventure Has A Name, It Must Be Rob Shade

Rob Shade returns to fill in for Tony and to share some background information on his onboarding experience at Disneyland. Also, what's Rob's problem with Boss Baby? And George meets artist Alex Ross at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The exhibit of his artwork is there until May 14, 2017. Go to www.themsv.org for more details.

Don't forget the Kickstarter campaign for Greg Preston's book The Artist Within: Photographic Portraits of Artists Book 2 ends April 27, 2017. Greg was on episode 168 last week to talk about it. Please back this project at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1242391669/the-artist-within-photographic-portraits-of-artist/community.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_169.mp3
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The Artist Within By Greg Preston

For the past 25 years, Greg Preston has photographed some of the most iconic comic book artists, cartoonists, animators, and illustrators in their natural habitat...their studios. The first book compiling these photos came out ten years ago. Finally, The Artist Within - Photographic Portraits of Artists: Book 2, is ready to be put together and see print...with your help. Greg joins George to talk about the book and some of the amazing creators he has had the privilege to meet one on one.

Please check out www.kickstarter.com/projects/1242391669/the-artist-within-photographic-portraits-of-artist?ref=nav_search and back this campaign. The last day to contribute is April 27, 2017 and there are stretch goals to be met! This is a book for anyone to enjoy; especially those interested in photography or comics and the people who produce them. Don't forget to tell Greg that George and Tony sent you!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_168.mp3
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Help Wanted

It has become a bit of a habit to have Rob Shade fill in for Tony while he is on hiatus. Last heard on episode 161 (check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.libsyn.com), Rob returns to talk about the perils and monotony of job hunting and tells a tale of success we are confident you will enjoy. Rob and George turn sour grapes into a lovely, aromatic podcast wine, vintage 2017.

Please don't forget to use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping and leave us some reviews on iTunes. Follow and Like George & Tony Entertainment on Facebook and George and Tony on Twitter. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_167.mp3
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Legion of Substitute Podcasters

Eric from the Longbox Review podcast (www.longboxreview.com) returns just two weeks after appearing on episode 164 to fill in for Tony while he is on hiatus. George and Eric continue their discussion of the graphic novel Blankets by Craig Thompson. Plus, Sugar and Spike, Powerless, and what goodies will be in your local comic shop in May (in addition to Pix: Too Super For School by Gregg Schigiel as heard about last week on episode 165)?

Check out the first chapter of Gregg's latest graphic novel at www.pixcomic.com, subscribe to Longbox Review on iTunes, and please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online purchases including a lot of the fun things you hear about on this episode. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

Pix: Too Super For School by Gregg Schigiel

Writer, artist, podcaster, social media maven, and all around good guy, Gregg Schigiel returns to the show to give us more details about his new graphic novel Pix: Too Super For School coming out May 3, 2017 from Image comics and available for pre-order right now (tell your local comic shop it is Diamond Item MAR170830). This is the second in a series of graphic novels featuring Pix. Listen to Gregg's previous appearances on the show on episodes 54 and 156 (and a special one on episode 100) in our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.libsyn.com. How about this for a treat...you can read the first chapter for free right now at www.pixcomic.com. Get all the latest about Gregg's books, podcasts, and convention appearances at www.hatterentertainment.com.

George and Gregg also talk about the late, great Chuck Barris, the anti-mushroom demographic, Noun-vember, Decem-bear, Anne of Green Gables, and Bear v Monkey. How can you go wrong? 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 you riding the podcast train with us. All aboard!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_165.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am EST

The Search For Spirk...and Gonzaga

After his successful stint subbing for Tony on episode 155 (and also way back on episode 98), Eric from the Longbox Review podcast (www.longboxreview.com) returns to talk to George about their favorite topic...the NCAA basketball tournament. How are your brackets doing? Oh, yeah, they also talk about another interest they share...comic books. Beware Gonzaga the Gargantuan!!!

Interested in diving into some of the books and series George and Eric mentioned on this week's show? Go to www.georgeandtony.com, click the Amazon link, and explore all the comic book related goodness out there. You may also support both our shows by sharing our links on your social media pages and leaving us positive five-star reviews on iTunes.

Check our archives for Eric's previous appearances on the show.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_164.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EST

Is That A Joy-Con In Your Pocket?

Adam Sharrock from The Gaming Marathon, another great show on The RELM Network, fills in for Tony this week to talk about being evacuated from his home during the Oroville Dam spillway erosion event a couple of weeks ago. He also tells George about the new Nintendo Switch and his favorite video game of 2016 (and a strong contender for 2017 already).  Plus, Adam got married since the last time he was on the show (episode 143; check our archives on iTunes if you haven't listened yet).

Listen to Adam and his co-hosts Asad, Aaron, and Dennis the Cynic on the Gaming Marathon on iTunes, Sound Cloud, and, of course, www.relmnetwork.com. Keep using #HowsTheWebsiteAsad and keep checking www.thegamingmarathon.com. It will be up and running someday. Plus, go to www.twitch.tv/gaming_marathon to watch the guys live stream their gameplay.

Please take a moment to leave us and the guys at the Gaming Marathon positive five-star reviews on iTunes. It helps like-minded people find our shows. 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_163.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am EST

Lemonheads and Mike and Ikes

You've heard the rest, now hear the best...then listen to us! George is joined by our resident film critic, Bryan Loy, to review the Oscar telecast from last week. It is worth the wait because it was voted best Academy Award related podcast of 2017. Wait...what do you mean we opened the wrong envelope? Damn you, PricewaterhouseCoopers!!!

Bryan is a frequent guest on www.epicfilmguys.podbean.com and he co-hosts their sister show called B-Sides. Check out Bryan's last two appearances on our show to complete the trilogy of discussions of the films of 2016. They are episodes 144 and 157 available in our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com.

Please continue to share our links on your social media pages and leave your positive reviews for us on iTunes. We appreciate you helping us grow the show.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_162.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

Gallifrey One 2017

Rob Shade, the man who designed the logo for Buzz Burbank News and Comment (another great show on the RELM Network), returns to fill in for Tony so he can tell George about his adventures at Gallifrey One, the 29th Annual North American Doctor Who celebration. His awkward encounters with Naoko Mori are worth the price of admission but he doesn't stop there as he shares stories about panels, meeting John Hurt last year, and schools George on Blake's 7 and The Thick Of it. It's a lot of British pop culture thrown into one episode. Plus, George checks out the Alex Ross exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. And, of course, Rob rants.

Please help grow the show by sharing our links on your social media pages and leaving us those much coveted five star reviews on iTunes. Thank you for listening and supporting the little podcast that can.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #160

Comics Are Like What, Now?

George is joined by Kristina Moorhead and Kristen Unger of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA. Check them out at www.comiclogicva.com. Kristina and Kristen give some more insight about the retail side of comics and graphic novels, give us some recommendations, tell us about their prized possessions, and...hula hooping?

As heard on the show, you can find Kristina's creations on etsy.com/shop/zombisaur; you can find out more about NOVA Con, coming to the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA the last weekend in July, at www.novacomic-con.com; and you can learn more about the photographic and videographic services offered at www.ImageQuality1.com by checking their website.

Thank you for leaving those five-star reviews on iTunes. Please continue to ask your friends to do the same. We can't grow the show without you.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #159

The Bane Of My Existence

After her successful debut on episode 153, George's wife Connie makes her triumphant return to fill in as guest hostess with the mostest. Connie and George reveal how little they know about this year's Grammy nominees. Then, in the romantic spirit of Valentine's Day, George reveals how he fell for Connie after literally seeing her across a crowded room. They share some stories about their eventual honeymoon, including the tale of the bane of George's existence.

Please help grow the show by sharing our links on your social media pages and leaving us those much coveted five star reviews on iTunes. Thank you for listening and supporting the little podcast that can.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #158

The Theme Versus The Thrill

Someone told us there was a super game of some significance that went into overtime and bowled everyone over but we won't be discussing that on this episode.

Rob Shade, the man who designed the logo for Buzz Burbank News and Comment found along with us at www.relmnetwork.com, returns to fill in for Tony to discuss wedding planning, the theme park trifecta of the west coast, Weapon Brown, and Mary Tyler Moore. Plus, Rob rants!

We are trying to grow our reviews and ratings on iTunes and other podcast platforms. Please take the time to leave us a five star review so like-minded people can find the show and help us change the world one podcast at a time. Also, check out episode 152 in our archives to hear Rob's proposal to Amy!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_158.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #157

Garbage Fires

Film critic Bryan Loy returns to fill in for Tony and talk about the Oscar nominations, his favorite films of 2016, and those that disappointed. Do you agree with Bryan's opinions? Maybe you loved the movie that he despised the most. Let us know your picks, however obscure, on The George and Tony Entertainment page on Facebook. And don't forget to leave us a positive five-star review on iTunes. We appreciate it.

Bryan is a frequent guest on www.epicfilmguys.podbean.com and he co-hosts their sister show called B-Sides. If you want to hear Bryan's last appearance on our show, check out episode 144 in our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #156

Digital Trends

Tony is still on hiatus so this week George is joined by his friend Rob Oster, copy editor at www.digitaltrends.com. Rob and the DT Team were at The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month and Rob gives us a behind the scenes look at the latest in technology.

But first, Gregg Schigiel returns to the show (check out his first appearance on episode 54 in our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com) to give us the inside scoop on the upcoming, long awaited second volume of Pix: One Weirdest Weekend called Pix: Too Super For School. All the information and updates can be found at www.HatterEntertainment.com.

We are trying to increase the number of five-star reviews on iTunes. Please help like-minded people find the show by leaving those reviews, subscribing, and sharing our links on your social media pages. Thank you.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #155

The Brave and the Bland

Tony remains on hiatus this week so Eric from www.longboxreview.com (The Brave) joins George (The Bland) to discuss some of their favorite comic books of 2016. They also manage to talk about some movies and TV shows. You can help the show by using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online purchases, including buying any (or all) of the items you hear about on this episode.

Longbox Review is a thoughtful, in-depth podcast about comic books that features news, reviews, and overall discussion. Please support both our shows by sharing our links on your social media pages and leaving us positive five-star reviews on iTunes.

Check our archives for Eric's previous appearance on episode 98!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_155.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #154

Omar's Adventures

George is joined by guest cohost Omar Latiri, host of ARC (www.artsreviewandcommentary.com) on The RELM Network (www.relmnetwork.com).  Omar shares some stories about being out of work, becoming a Lyft driver and a tour guide in Washington DC, getting an ADD diagnosis, and preparing to be in a production of Twelve Angry Men at the Gaithersburg Art Barn in Gaithersburg, MD this month (check out www.sandyspringtheatregroup.org for more details and tickets).  Also, our heroes talk about movies, TV, and the politics of 2016.

Omar previously appeared on episodes 56 and 94.  Listen to them in our archives on iTunes.  While you're out there, subscribe and please don't forget to leave a positive five star review to help others find the show.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #153

Alright Hamilton!

Happy New Year! How do our heroes top the "modest proposal" of marriage from last week (if you haven't heard it yet, check out episode 152 in our archives on iTunes)? They feature a discussion of the hottest Broadway show on the planet; that's how. George is joined by none other than his wife, Connie, to talk about seeing the play that took the world by storm in 2016 - Hamilton.

And speaking about the proposal from last week, we offer some extra content that was not included in that episode to spotlight the happy couple, Rob and Amy, yet again. It's a nice way to put a cap on 2016 and start 2017 with a much needed positive vibe.

If we have whet your appetite about Hamilton, please do not forget the original Broadway cast recording is available via Amazon (that's where George got it) and we ask that you use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com when making that and all your future online purchases.

We're young, scrappy, and hungry and we're not throwing away our shot!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_153.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31am EST

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!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_152.mp3
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!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_147.mp3
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!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_146.mp3
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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_145.mp3
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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_141.mp3
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!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_140.mp3
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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_139.mp3
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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_138.mp3
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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_137.mp3
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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_136.mp3
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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_135.mp3
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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_134.mp3
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).

You can help us grow the show by sharing our links with your social media network. We appreciate all of you listening and spreading the word. Thank you for taking the time to check in.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_129.mp3
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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_128.mp3
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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_121.mp3
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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_120.mp3
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!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_118.mp3
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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:50am EST

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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_114.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58am EST

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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_113.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:06am EST

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!!!

Please share and subscribe, especially on iTunes. Introduce your friends to the magic of podcasting to help grow the show. Thank you for listening.

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

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:41am EST

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

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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm EST