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The Pop Culture Podcast by Phantastic Geek brings you a catch-all of all Phantastic Geek podcasts... plus extras along the way! For the second half of 2021, we're focusing on Loki, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Discovery, Ms. Marvel, and Hawkeye--but we always have our back catalogue of the WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Mandalorian, Agents of SHIELD, Jessica Jones, Star Trek: Picard, Cloak and Dagger, God Friended Me, Daredevil, Star Trek Essentials, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, the Defenders, Runaways, Slingshot, Marvel movies, Inhumans, Star Wars: Rebels, Agent Carter, and so much more!

Matt Lafferty & Pieter Ketelaar


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    Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022


    Rewind to how George Lucas wants you to start the Star Wars films, as PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt peer into The Phantom Menace.Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Willow's First Two Episodes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022


    PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt take a look at Willow's first two episodes, all through the view of the memorable 1980s film.Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Looking Back at Season 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022


    After a twelve episode journey, Pete and Matt look back at Andor's first season... along with announcing our next Star Wars journey!Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022


    Mantis and Drax try to cheer Peter Quill up the only way they know how: by abducting the legendary Kevin Bacon as a Christmas gift. Matt and Pete bring you dix degrees of discussion about the Marvel Studios Special Presentation, “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Episode 12 "Rix Road"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022


    At a funeral on Ferrix, everybody's on the lookout for Andor. Can he pay his respects and save the day? Matt and Pete stroll through the season 1 finale, episode 12, “Rix Road.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Episode 11 "Daughter of Ferrix"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022


    As Andor looks to catch a ride elsewhere, there's bad news back home. Mon Mothma lets on as to her troubles. Luthen lets loose about the pending rebel raid. Matt and Pete pay their respects to episode 11, “Daughter of Ferrix.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022


    The release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever gives PhantasticGeek.com's Pete & Matt a chance to reflect not only on the film, but also the grief behind the film's genesis.We reference this wonderful Variety article.Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Episode 10 "One Way Out"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022


    With the realization of their situation, the inmates of Narkina 5 plan their escape. The ISB and Rebellion play a high-stakes game of chicken. Mon Mothma hosts a guest with an unthinkable ask. Matt and Pete break into episode 10, “One Way Out.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Star Trek: Lower Decks -- Looking Back at Season 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022


    Season three might be in the rear view mirror, but PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt take one look back at the latest adventures for the USS Cerritos.Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Episode 9 "Nobody's Listening!"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022


    Meero tightens her net and accelerates the search for Axis. A mystery engulfs the inmates at the Narkina 5 facility. Matt & Pete face the reality of episode 9, “Nobody's Listening!”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Star Trek: Lower Decks -- 310 "The Stars at Night"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022


    The fate of the entire California class of starships hinges on one mission. Mariner looks to get to the bottom of the archeologist guild. Matt and Pete illuminate episode 310, “The Stars at Night.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Episode 8 "Narkina 5"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022


    Karn continues to try to clear his name, but Meero knows his game. An elaborate prison work facility becomes the titular character's new home. Matt and Pete get sent to episode 8, “Narkina 5.”We reference the excellent THR interview with episode director Toby Haynes, which can be found here.Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Star Trek: Lower Decks -- 309 "Trusted Sources"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022


    The Cerritos is elevated from second-tier status with the implementation of the planetary follow-up initiative. But will the reporter assigned show outsiders what's really going on? Matt and Pete check in on episode 309, “Trusted Sources.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Episode 7 "Announcement"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022


    The Empire cracks down in the wake of the Aldhani robbery. Mon Mothma takes the next step. Matt and Pete deliver episode 7, “Announcement.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    SHE-HULK: Looking Back at Season 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022


    Though She-Hulk's season has come to an end, Matt and Pete take a look back at the nine episode season!Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Star Trek: Lower Decks -- "Crisis Point II: Paradoxus"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022


    It's Boimler's turn to treat the Lower Deckers to a theatrical experience, but will some bad news blunt his newfound boldness? Matt & Pete add up episode 308, “Crisis Point II: Paradoxus.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Episode 6 "The Eye"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022


    As the Imperial outpost on Aldhani prepares to host natives for an event that only occurs every three years, the Rebels stage a daring heist. Matt and Pete gaze into episode 6, “The Eye.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    SHE-HULK: Episode 9 "Whose Show is This?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022


    In the wake of the gala, Jennifer Walters finds herself stripped of her powers. But is her real ability about to be on full display? Matt and Pete discuss the season finale episode 9, “Whose Show is This?”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Werewolf by Night

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022


    The MCU takes a spooky turn to a time unknown and a place in black and white... but what's that howling at the moon? PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt dig into Werewolf by Night!Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Star Trek: Lower Decks -- 307 "A Mathematically Perfect Redemption"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022


    An Exocomp explores life amongst an avian species. Matt and Pete add up episode 307, “A Mathematically Perfect Redemption.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Episode 5 "The Axe Forgets"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022


    With the Aldhani job in the offing, the Rebels rehearse. Elsewhere in the galaxy, a pair of mothers are disappointed by their children. Matt & Pete take a swing at episode 5, “The Axe Forgets.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    SHE-HULK: Episode 108 "Ribbit and Rip It"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022


    A new client's lawsuit creates a Devil of a conflict of interest for Jen. Matt and Pete jump into Episode 8, “Ribbit and Rip It.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Star Trek: Lower Decks -- 306 "Hear All, Trust Nothing"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022


    The Cerritos stops at Deep Space Nine as Tendi confronts her heritage. Mariner meets Jennifers friends. Matt & Pete contemplate episode 306, “Hear All, Trust Nothing.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Episode 4 "Aldhani"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022


    As Andor escapes Ferrix, Luthen recruits him for a heist. Sen. Mon Motha sees increased Imperial scrutiny. Matt and Pete reach episode 4, “Aldhani.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    SHE-HULK: Episode 7 "The Retreat"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022


    As things between Jen and josh heat up, an unexpected detour takes her out of town. Matt and Pete check out Episode 7, “The Retreat.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Deadpool 3 Reaction: One Chimichanga of Theory

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022


    Within 24 hours of Ryan Reynolds and You-Know-Know announcing Deadpool 3, we're here to give one theory about how it all works.Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Star Trek: Lower Decks -- 305 "Reflections"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022


    The backstory of Rutherford's implants comes into view. Mariner and Boimler have to rep Starfleet at the recruitment booth. Matt and Pete look at episode 305, “Reflections.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Episodes 1, 2, and 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022


    Cassian Andor becomes reluctantly caught up in corporate security as he searches for someone interwoven in his origin story. Matt and Pete discuss episodes 1-3. We reference this Vanity Fair article about the Ukrainian start-up company Respeecher, as well as this Hollywood Reporter interview with Tony Gilroy.Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    SHE-HULK: Episode 6 "Just Jen"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


    Jen is asked to be a bridesmaid in an old high school friend's wedding, but you'll never guess who's on the guest list. Nikki assists Mallory in the divorce case of a man who's just dying to get out of his marriages. Matt and Pete cordially invite you to Episode 6, “Just Jen.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Star Trek: Lower Decks -- 304 "Room for Growth"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022


    After another ancient mask transforms a Starfleet ship, Capt. Freeman orders some much-needed downtime for her engineers. The Lower Deckers compete for a lottery to level up. Matt and Pete measure episode 304, “Room for Growth.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    SHE HULK: Episode 5 "Mean, Green, and Straight Poured Into These Jeans"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022


    What's in a name when Jen countersues Titania over trademarking She-Hulk? Pug and Nikki go on an adventure to get Jen some clothing worthy of a superhero. Matt and Pete deliberate Episode 5, “Mean, Green and Straight Poured Into These Jeans.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    ANDOR: Season One Final Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    Andor arrives in one week's time, and PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt are taking a long look at the cast list, making prognostications for where the season will go, and asking what big cameos will wow us all!Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    D23 Expo: 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022


    The Mouse is back, and we cover all the chit-chat over Indiana Jones, Willow, Star Wars, Marvel Studios, and more!Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Star Trek: Lower Decks -- 303 "Mining the Mind's Mine"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022


    Rivalries are revealed when the Cerritos partners with another Cali-class ship to pick up fantasy rocks. Tendi's science officer training doesn't go at all as she expected. Matt and Pete delve into episode 303, “Mining the Mind's Mine.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    SHE-HULK: Episode 4 "Is This Not Real Magic?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022


    When a trickster becomes a thorn in Wong's side, he turns to Jen for legal help. She-Hulk explores online dating. Matt and Pete ponder Episode 4 “Is This Not Real Magic?”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Star Trek Day 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022


     The cavalcade of Star Trek stars rolled out on this annual day of thanking the Great Bird of the Galaxy, and PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt talk about the wonderful and passionate hosts, and the panels on Star Treks Picard, Discovery, Lower Decks, Prodigy, and Strange New Worlds... along with strange new news about Wesley Crusher's video game return and a Khan-cast written by Nicholas Meyer!Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    Star Trek: Lower Decks -- 302 "The Least Dangerous Game"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022


    Bold Boimler says yes to everything. Meanwhile Mariner looks to lift her reputation in Ransom's eyes. Matt and Pete replay episode 302, “The Least Dangerous Game.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3

    SHE-HULK: Episode 3 "The People vs. Emil Blonsky"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022


    The Abomination wants redemption and Jen rolls up her sleeves to defend him in the wake of his apparent escape. Meanwhile Dennis has been defrauded. Matt and Pete consider Episode 3 “The People vs. Emil Blonsky.”Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek.Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek.MP3