What is GGR? It stands for "The Great Geek Refuge." It was Mike's first website he created on his own. The Great Geek Refuge is like a sleepover at your best friend's house in middle school; You don't have to be afraid to admit you like comic books, that you secretly know every word to the dialogue of Empire Strikes Back, or that you teared up when Aeris died in Final Fantasy VII. We can talk a big nerd game, but most of us were athletes at some point and we still love sports. We also are huge music fan. We cross-over like that. We're all friends here.
This is a place to get away from talking about work or school or anything other than what you really want to talk about. Hence the name "Refuge." Just remember this; All view points are respected and encouraged. Hate, ignorance and intolerance are not. Criticism is fine but like Doctor Bob, the famous New Orleans artist has posted on his property; “Be Nice or Leave.” We came up with our own version of this phrase, too. "Don't be a juicebag."
Yes, we're nerds. We're also parents and that unique perspective will be explored as well. How does one still get to see all those comic book movies, TV shows, play video games and still be a decent parent? You'll get it all right here at the GGR Pop Culture Blog and GGR: Pirate Radio Podcast on ROCKDEEP ROGUE RADIO.
What do we have for you? You can read some of our blog posts or you can listen to our podcasts! It's like a buffet: have a little of one, a little of the other or have it all. It is up to you :)
The GGR Pop Culture Blog
Mike gives a spoiler-free review of the Netflix/Marvel team up "The Punisher."
Looking for some good viewing that might differ from your normal, every day shows? Mike reviews his favorite food shows on Netflix and other online sources.
Andy Bartsch talks about his issues with Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Mike reviews the Season 4 premiere of the Netflix series Black Mirror season 4 premiere U.S.S. Callister.
Looking for some new shows to watch on Netflix? Mike gives his recommendation/review of Ash vs The Evil Dead.
Mike gives a quick review of The Last Jedi and gives some spoiler-laden commentary on Luke Skywalker's role in the film and it's effect on his legacy.
Share your awesome Christmas light pics with us on GGR's Facebook page or on the ROCKDEEP ROGUE RADIO page!
Mike goes nostalgic when talking about the king of action movies: Arnold Schwarzenegger.
GGR co-founder Steve Monnich hits that nostalgic reset button with his NES throwback article.
GGR writer Andy Bartsch goes all nostalgic for the Turtles!
GGR Pirate Radio
Mike and Steve talk about what they're watching on TV
Mike and Steve talk about the thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rogue One and what they think may happen with Episode IX. They also talk a little baseball and hockey.
Mike and Steve go into the Super Bowl 52 match up, the disdain for both teams, the ridiculous hatred the Patriots get, and talk about the seasons of their respective home franchises: Washington and Pittsburgh. They also can't help but talk about Eat'n Park.
Mike is joined by host of the E-Pop podcast, JDilla to discuss some of the most popular and their personal favorite conspiracy theories. They also discuss why people tend to believe in some of these alternative concepts.
Mike and Steve discuss the positive and negatives of our constantly connected world when it comes to video games, social media and our health as humans.
Mike and Steve and briefly joined by JDilla to discuss their favorite video games of all time. They also move into a discussion of how the technology has changed in their lifetime.
Mike is joined by JDilla (check out her show E-Pop on iTunes!) to talk about their favorite video games system by system. They also discuss trends in retro gaming and the gaming worlds of today.
Recorded January 12th, 2018.
Mike and Steve talk about their top 5 favorite bands and some of the other musicians and bands they grew up listening to.
Originally recorded February 11, 2015.
Part 2 of Mike and Steve's discussion with Ulysses Campbell about the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They delve what it was like the last time we had to wait for sequels, how things have changed and what they hope to see from the new Star Wars film.
Mike and Steve are joined by Ulysses Campbell to discuss the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They review fan theories, history, what they hope does and doesn't happen in the film.
E-Pop with JDilla
JDilla is a modern pop culture expert: video games, the internet, movies, music and so much more so that she demands her own version of pop culture that we call E-Pop. As a professional gamer on Twitch, JDilla will talking to other gamers, musicians, and other creative people in the "e-pop" world. GGR welcomes another voice to our family, she's definitely not a "juicebag." Give her a listen :)