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What is parental alienation? This week's guest is Mike, the head of the ESO Network. Mike is here to talk about his experience with parental alienation. Parental alienation describes the breakdown of the relationship between a child and one of the child's parents, when there is no valid justification for that breakdown. When parental alienation is …
 
Superman is in the news this week! Pop culture overload in this episode as we go over all the geeky goings-on, and all the nerd news! Superman and Lois premiered its first episode this week. Our non-spoiler take-away is a must listen. In other Superman news, DC has a new solo movie in development from JJ Abrams. Rumour has it that we could finally …
 
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a 2021 American science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ian Samuels, from a screenplay by Lev Grossman, based upon his short story of the same name. It stars Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen. Mark, a teenage boy, has been stuck in a time loop, repeating the same day over and over again. Because of his k…
 
Star Wars, DC, Star Trek, Marvel news and more. All the pop culture you can handle is front-loaded in this action packed episode of The Rusted Robot Podcast. Marvel News: the rights for the Punisher and Jessica Jones have reverted from Netflix back to Marvel. Perhaps we will see these characters show up in an upcoming television or film in the MCU.…
 
I bought a new car! I thought about it for a very long time. There was research. And there were test driving sessions. Money and budget was a concern. So many variable go into the thought process of purchasing a new vehicle. It can be extremely stressful. This episode of the Soul Forge Podcast is all about the car buying process. What type of vehic…
 
Joey Barnes (Ice Road Truckers) is the king of obsolete. He joins us here on episode 189 of the Soul Forge Podcast. We talk about his current life, his Ice Road Trucker days, and the books he has been busy writing during the lockdown. The king of obsolete has many stories to share. In a remote corner of Manitoba, Joey “The King of Obsolete” Barnes …
 
To be or not to be, that is the question! This week the world lost an icon of stage and screen. Christopher Plummer has gone to the undiscovered country. This week's episode has the usual mix of trailers and celebrity deaths, but we have added a new segment. Come join us for all the pop culture you can handle. Stacy Osei-Kuffour has been hired by M…
 
Hoetry. It's poetry about women, sex, connection and pain. Poet Darin Lee stops by the Soul Forge to talk about his latest book, Hoetry. Who is Darin Lee? He just might be your new favourite poet. Darin has been many things in his life. Besides dabbling in digital marketing, Darin also worked on submarines when he was in the navy. His 2 older broth…
 
Babylon 5, Godzilla, cartoons and trailers. We are talking about all the latest in pop culture. Podcasting is great fun and I could do this all day, every day. Join your host Shawn, and Jeramy from the Fandom Squad Podcast as they chat about everything you love. Cartoons! This week we talk about new and old animated adventures. We discuss The Simps…
 
What do sex, voodoo and philosophy all have in common? We mention each of those subjects in this episode. Although our main discussion is meant as an introduction to philosophy, we cannot cover all aspects of such a broad field of study in a short episode. Quite literally, the term "philosophy" means, "love of wisdom." In a broad sense, philosophy …
 
Sleeping In Light is the name of the final episode of Babylon 5. This week the world lost Mira Furlan, the actress who played Delenn for all 5 seasons, and can be considered the heart of the show. We give an extended tribute to Mira this week on the podcast. Her loss is deelply felt. At the end of the episode, we do a heavy spoiler discussion on re…
 
Or, more simply, how to be a decent person. Years ago I came across some decent advice. Essentially, this was 32 pieces of wisdom to pass on to your son(s). The idea behind the whole thing, was to teach young boys how to behave as men. Hence, the how to be a man episode. As such, I will be taking each rule one by one and examining them for the hidd…
 
(Cosmic) Pizza with Riker! Nicolas Cage! Star Trek! Marvel! So much more! This week's episode brings you more of what you love, but this time, it's so much better! Our co-host for this episode is Paul Wright (you know him as our UK Correspondant, my co-host on Sci-Fi Waffle and the Cosmic Pizza Podcast). Marvel News: Wandavision premiered this past…
 
Brother Robin is back to talk about life, the universe and everything. We are covering the full spectrum on this episode, from Instagram models, to politics, magic mushrooms and more! Whatever you do, never go full willy-nilly! This episode is meant to be an update on Robin's life. He lives an exciting roller coaster of adventure and excitement. Mu…
 
It's the 7th year anniversary of the podcast, but we don't mention this fact at all. Instead, Shawn is joined by his brother Robin via Skype for this first episode of 2021. We are back and better than ever. Prepare yourself for the full immersive experience of the Rusted Robot Podcast. January is known as the wasteland for pop culture. Not a lot of…
 
Welcome back to the Soul Forge Podcast. We hereby present to you, for your listening pleasure, the first episode of 2021. There is no specific topic this week, but we do cover a lot of information and ideas. First, we place this episode in its historical context. There is a brief discussion about loss, but for more information, you will want to che…
 
Who are you? Where are you? What are you? Are you a magic murder hobo living in a pop culture wasteland? Probably not, but this week's episode of the Rusted Robot Podcast will make you think you are! This time (for our year end episode) we are talking about Star Trek, Game of Thrones, some space news, a few trailers and lots more. STAR TREK: Lower …
 
You don't know what you don't know. There are so many wonderful and hidden mysteries in the universe. When I recorded episode 133 (2020 Vision) at the beginning of the year, there was no way I could know what the year would bring. I had so many hopes, goals and plans for the year ahead. Well now that year is over. They say hindsight is 2020. That m…
 
Star Wars, Marvel, movies, monoliths and more! Disney announced so much news in their 2020 Investor Day panel. We have all that news for you. There is so much here. It's all about the Marvel and the Star Wars side of the business. STAR WARS: Patty Jenkins will be directing the next Star Wars film. Rogue Squadron will take a look at the next generat…
 
Lights! Camera! Live Stream! is a unique moment in podcast history. In the year 2020, Indie Pods United was formed. Indie Pods United is a week long celebration of independent podcasts. The event was created by Tina Marie Trimpert of The Psyche-Delic Podcast, This week on the https://www.facebook.com/SoulForgePodcast/ we present the live stream eve…
 
Lizard people are fine. Also, this episode was nearly called, Arguing and Drinking Tea. However, lizard people are fine is a more fitting title. In Star Trek news, Facebook thinks Shawn might know Voyager's Bob Picardo. The TNG episode Shades of Grey isn't that bad if you're hardly paying attention to it. Code of Honor would have been a fine episod…
 
We're talking about all these emotions! As of late, I have been experiencing emotions to a much greater degree than usual. What's this all about? I have no idea! Perhaps aging is to blame. Or perhaps I'm embracing my feminine side. Whatever the cause, all I can say is, "these emotions though!" For a long time, we thought there were 6 basic human em…
 
Talking art, anime, Terminators, Star Trek, comic books and more! The Big Tease by Bruce Timm. Kitty from Jump City Comics and Collectibles gives us her review of this provocative art books. Featuring drawings and sketches from many years, Bruce Timm (who worked on Batman The Animated Series) shares his naughty side. Star Trek Discovery's 7th episo…
 
On Over My Dead Body, the podcast does a complete 180 degree turn. Usually, we speak about things dealing with life. This time, we are talking about what happens after we die. What kinds of funeral rituals do we want? The episode goes over a list of some of the more unusual funeral practices around the world. As we talk about them, we share persona…
 
Mixing science fiction and real life is our specialty. This week The Rusted Robot Podcast presents Godzilla, mech suits and the geek soul. When your geeky is leaky, you come to the number 1 rated, robot related podcast! This week we watched Midsommer Murders, Moonbase 8, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Avengers End Game and Star Trek Discovery's 6th episode o…
 
There are a lot of decisions that need to be made when looking at buying a new car. In fact, new car decisions can be some of the most stressful kinds of decisions. In this episode of the Soul Forge Podcast, we look at some of the factors that come into play when looking at a new vehicle. Before looking at my new car options, we go over the vehicle…
 
Space travel, watching classic movies with kids, sequels and racial stereotypes! This week we have trailers for several slightly different genre films. We talk about some things we watched this week, and we give you the latest news on upcoming films and television shows. Come Play featurette: not quite a trailer, but more of a behind the scenes loo…
 
When I Was Your Age is the episode where my son asks me a series of questions. His mom thought it would be a great idea. This way, he has all these answers for posterity. And when he looks back ages and ages hence, he will know who he was at 14, and who his dad is and was. We talk about my childhood, silly things I did, items I collected, and some …
 
Never go full GEEK! A bit of an unusual episode this week. We have all of the regular nerdy news and reviews you expect, but we also talk quite a bit about current events. Covering USA election news, the lives of moose in Northern Ontario, and how Whole Foods banned and then reversed their decision on wearing poppies. LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special…
 
Don't Mask Your Passions is a companion piece to episode 312 of The Rusted Robot Podcast. While recording episode 312 we got into a really in depth conversation about the nature of fandom and how one goes about displaying that passion. The chat was so good and so long it needed to be its own show. Voila! We have episode 177 of Soul Forge! Everythin…
 
Celebrating the life of the best James Bond, Mr. Sean Connery. We have a brief overview of his life and films. Gone too soon as the age of 90. Listener feedback takes us to a discussion about Godzilla and Ultraman anime. Comic shop news brings us news about Super 7's TMNT action figures and Godzilla vinyl mini-figs. Television shows we watched this…
 
You remember brother Robin and his trials and tribulations. In this episode, Calm, Coull & Collected: Robin Goes Home - 176, my brother opens up about where he has been, and where he is now. His journey has had many ups and downs, but it appears he may be on the right track now! Robin moved in with his brother in Spring of 2019. He had hit rock bot…
 
People, places and things...this week we bring you time, space and the human race. We are your weekly geekly source for everything important happening in the nerd realm. The Atari VCS console is coming in November. Atari's new system will be out just in time to compete with the Sony PS5. All the tech specs, colours and price point are right here. E…
 
Awkward dates, technology and the art of being emotionally unprepared. My original plan for the episode was a conversation with an avid Trump supporter. The hope was to have an open and honest chat with the goal of getting to the bottom of why this man supports someone that most people cannot stand. However, due to scheduling conflicts, that episod…
 
The density of monsters in our trailers this week is truly amazing. We have all the pop culture news from the past week, and we have rounded it all up for you in this pretty little episode! First we say farewell to Conchata Ferrell, best known for her role as Berta on Two and A Half Men. She died this week at the age of 77. All the news and reviews…
 
Perhaps True Crime is the way to go if you want to be a successful podcaster. It certainly appears to be the most popular podcast genre, and True Crime fans are the most vocal and passionate. Should the Soul Forge switch to a True Crime format? But True Crime is not the only thing we are talking about on this week's episode. Oh no, my friends, it i…
 
Your weekly dose of geeky pop culture news! Trailers, casting news and rumours, celebrity deaths and more! This week we bring you animation, superpowers and the Janeway. It's Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend and we chat a bit about what we may be grateful for. This discussion kind of goes off the rails, but then we get into some really good stuf…
 
Julie joins me for a chat about effective communication. Communication is simply the act of transferring information from one place, person or group to another. Every communication involves (at least) one sender, a message and a recipient. This may sound simple, but communication is actually a very complex subject. The transmission of the message f…
 
October means Hallowe'en. Hallowe'en means scary movies. We have a whack of scary movie trailers. Also, oddly enough, the episode includes a lot of Arnold Swarzenegger information. Rick Moranis, known for Ghostbusters and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (among other roles) was attacked by an unknown assailant on the streets of New York City. The internet …
 
Digging through the archives of my family history. I found my grade 2 report card. In fact, there were very many things I found inside this box. This box has been in my possession for several years. It belonged to my grandparents. For quite some time I was hesitant to look inside. Finally, a few weeks ago, I decided it was time to bite the bullet a…
 
Star Wars and Star Trek and Marvel and DC are in the news. But that's nothing new...what's new is the patented Rusted Robot-style take on the news. Stay tuned for our witty observations and thoughts. Marvel movie release dates have changed again. Starting with Black Widow, the entire next year has shifted dates, but everything is still on track for…
 
Mahogany Clark, is a poet, author, and U.S. army soldier from Miami Florida. She just recently turned 21 years old, and has written two books Self Love & A Cup Of Family Tea, Her third book was written to encourage young children to always feel loved, because proper nurturing is a huge aspect of growing up, and there were times as a kid where she f…
 
Moments that define a culture or a generation...these are our cultural touchstones. The term ‘cultural touchstone’ has been credited to Matthew Arnold in his 1880 piece “The Study of Poetry.” In short, Arnold suggested that in order to determine how much praise a new piece of poetry deserved, it should be compared to older poetry that still receive…
 
The spice is life for those of you that love Frank Herbert's Dune! On this episode, we have the new Dune trailer, casting news, and more pop culture goodies! Dune 2020 trailer! You've seen the film from 1984. You probably watched the mini series. Now, you can sit down with some spice and see the new film coming soon. The spice is life. LX 2048 trai…
 
March Break is finally over. Summer time fun is at an end. You're going back to school in 2020. It's a weird time in the history of humanity. Never has a society shut down like it has this year. In this episode, we remember back to school rituals. The coming of another school year always meant back to school shopping. In merchandising, back to scho…
 
Jeramy from the Fandom Squad Podcast comes by to chat about his rough childhood. We start by learning about Jeramy's early childhood. His parents divorced when he was fairly young. As a result, he lived with his mother who moved around quite a bit. She also choose men who may not have been suitable for her or Jeramy. There were many such men in her…
 
Black Panther Forever! Wakanda Forever! Chadwick Boseman Forever! An unexpected tribute to an amazing actor, some podcast updates, trailers and more! The Batman trailer is here! We watch it, we talk about it and give you our views and opinions. Black Adam trailer starring Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson. It's an animated trailer for a live-action film. A…
 
In Witchcraft for Beginners, Tracy takes us on her journey into the spiritual side of things. On this episode, we go over how she become interested in witchcraft, and what she has learned so far. Tracy started with an interest in Reiki, and began to learn about the crystals and the chakras. She followed this up with the practice of meditation. Watc…
 
Parenting. It's living life in the fast lane. This week's Soul Forge brings you a look behind the parenting style of Rene, a father of 3 boys. Rene is the father of a 13 year old boy and 11 year old twin boys. On this episode, he discusses his parenting strategies. He talks about the sacrifices he has made to raise his family. We will go behind the…
 
Nerd passion, orbital mechanics and fanfare! Star Trek Lower Decks has released 2 episodes so far. Shawn and Josh have a lengthy discussion regarding Josh's feelings on the series so far. 20 Century Fox has a new logo. Now that the company is owned by Disney, the name has changed to 20th Television. We talk about the change for this company and som…
 
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