15
November
2008

Episode 64 of Upon Further Review!

Once again we’ve returned with our usual dose of ideas, thoughts, and wholesome opinions (well, we hope they’re wholesome, anyway!) in Episode 64 of Upon Further Review!  In this episode we thank Chris for setting up our snazzy new Facebook page (you can find the link on our website) before moving on to the show at large: first, we hit from way downtown with our review of basketball; second, we consider the nature of good and evil as we look at the book Power, Love and Evil; and finally, we consider the comic stylings of Hans (but not Frans) as we take a listen to The NotHans Podcast.  As always, we appreciate your ideas and opinions, and as always, we really appreciate it when you spread the word about the show!  (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Basketball

Power, Love and Evil: Contribution to a Philosophy of the Damaged

The NotHans Podcast

3
November
2008

Upon Further Review’s Second MiniReview!

As promised, here is the second of UFR’s minireviews, this one posted by Clea.  In this minireview Clea gets in touch with her inner pregnancy (her past one, of course…we’re plenty busy with our current child, believe us!) as she reviews the movie from SNL superteam Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Baby Mama.  As before, we’d certainly be happy to receive your feedback and appreciate your support…and as previously mentioned, we’ll have a full show up soon.

Reviewed in this show:

Baby Mama

1
November
2008

Upon Further Review’s First MiniReview!

We’ve been thinking of a way to get shows out more often despite our busy schedule, and finally decided that having minireviews from time to time–in which one of us does a quick five or six minute bare bones take on only one topic–might be a way to tide you fine people over between our full shows.  Accordingly, we’re happy to present our first minireview, posted by Greg from his hotel room in Calgary (where he’s attending the World Fantasy Convention), in which he heads back to the mid fifties (or mid eighties, depending on your point of view) world of Indiana Jones with his review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  Please let us know whether you like this format–and don’t worry, it’s meant to supplement, not replace, our full-length productions!

Reviewed in this show:

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

31
October
2008

New episode coming soon!

Soon as in Monday, in fact.  We’ve got some good things lined up, so stay tuned and tell a friend!

T.R.

10
October
2008

Episode 63 of Upon Further Review!

We’re back with your antidote to terrible economic news and uncertainty about the state of the world–with a healthy dose of opinions and entertainment in Episode 63 of Upon Further Review!  In this episode we thank our loyal listeners and welcome a, er, “guest star” before moving on to the meat of the show: first, we buy low (or is it sell high?) in our review of the stock market; second, we create a universe (well, basically) as we look at the video game Spore; and finally, we go to the movies with our review of the Scene Unseen podcast.  As always, we appreciate your feedback and suggestions, and as always, we ask that you spread the word about the show!  (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (”You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (”We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

The stock market

Spore

Scene Unseen

16
September
2008

A question for the non-iTunes listeners…

A listener wrote in to tell us that he’s having trouble getting our latest show (Episode 62) via the feed–it seems to start downloading slowly and then stall.  He’s using iPodder, and while we haven’t been able to duplicate the problem on our end, we want to make sure everyone’s able to get the episode properly–has anyone else (who doesn’t use iTunes) encountered this problem?  If so, please drop us a line or leave a comment and let us know…many thanks!

UPDATE–We’ve installed a new plugin designed to make Podpress play nice with WordPress 2.6, even though we still haven’t been able to reproduce the problem ourselves (though we have heard from a couple of people who reported this issue, so we imagine something is going on).  All download, feed and play links seem to work fine for us on IE and Firefox.  For those of you who were having problems, please let us know if things now work for you…and thanks for bringing our attention to the problem!

T.R.

6
September
2008

Episode 62 of Upon Further Review!

We’re back again with all things games and horror–sometimes even at the same time–in Episode 62 of Upon Further Review!  In this episode we thank everyone for their loyal listening before getting down to the nitty gritty: first, we consider the madness and mayhem that is gaming in our review of the GenCon Convention; second, we consider the madness and mayhem that is board gaming as we look at Arkham Horror; and finally, we consider the madness and mayhem that are zombies (just because they’re, well, zombies!) as we listen in to the One Eighteen: Migration podcast.  As always, we appreciate your continued support for the show, and as always, we ask that you continue to spread the word to others!  (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

GenCon

Arkham Horror

One Eighteen: Migration

22
August
2008

Spam. Why we hate it.

Because our site is constantly bombarded with spam–nearly 35,000 messages at last count–we periodically have to go through and clean out the filter, which blessedly does a great job at keeping the comments from showing up on our site.  But Greg fouled up the process this past time, which caused all comments from Episodes 60 and 61 to vanish into the ether.  If you were one of the people whose comments disappeared, we apologize profusely, and ask that you direct your justifiable annoyance at the spam purveyors, for whom we hope there is a special place reserved in the land downstairs, if you get our drift.  :)  Also, we’ll have Episode 62 up shortly.

Sorry, all!

T.R.

2
August
2008

Episode 61 of Upon Further Review!

We’re back with a special show beyond your imagination–at least if you like sci-fi and fantasy even a little bit–in Episode 61 of Upon Further Review!  In this episode we’re honored to feature special guest star James Patrick Kelly, Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction author, and during the show we follow Mr. Kelly’s able lead as we discuss podcasting, the state of science fiction and fantasy, and his latest book The Wreck of the Godspeed (officially published the day before the posting of this show).  You all know how we feel about opinions, but here we’re more than happy to defer to Jim–and we think you’ll be as interested as we are in what he has to say.  As always, we appreciate your continued support, and as always, we ask that you continue to spread the word about the show!  (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Podcasting

Science fiction/ Fantasy

The Wreck of the Godspeed

10
July
2008

Episode 60 of Upon Further Review!

We’re back after a long layoff (trip to Seattle, baby, the dog ate our homework, etc.) and ready to go as we review four items in Episode 60 of Upon Further Review!  In this episode we welcome back guest star Russ as we take a look at four things: first, we hit a winner (we hope) with our review of Wimbledon; second, we shake our head at suburbia as we take a look at The KunstlerCast; third, we go searching (and finding) along with the fine people at Volcanicast; and finally, we wrap up the show with our look at the life and career of George Carlin.  As always, we appreciate your continued support, and as always, we ask that you continue to spread the word about the show!  (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (”You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (”We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Wimbledon

The KunstlerCast

Volcanicast

George Carlin

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