Remember When
The official Geek Out show from Remember When is dedicated to all the TV shows, cartoons, and movies from years past that have made us the geeks we are.

OK you guys, listen.

We normally start the show and tell you how and where to find us. Email addresses, phone numbers, Facebook pages, and so on.

NONE OF THAT MATTERS. We're skipping the usual introductions and jumping right in this time, because holy cow... a lot has happened in the last few months!

We start out talking about Rogue One.  The latest in the Star Wars rebirth movies had some shaky production stories behind it.  One of us hated it, and the other one loved it.  Flawed? Yes.  But we've got both sides of the Force with us here. And the high ground!

After that, it's time to talk Justice League, Marvel, and what the rest of 2017 looks like.

While we're on the subject of Marvel, we should probably mention that Jay has watched the entirety of Luke Cage! It's time for us to talk about the Marvel universe in Netflix.  Thankfully, Parris has also watched Iron Fist and is happy to give us important words of caution.   Words like "boring" and "yawn". 

Oh, and speaking of Netflix?  Stranger Things.  It happens here.

And we even cover Three Amigos. 

It's like we have many pinatas. A PLETHORA of pinatas.

We have a lot of ground to catch up on. Come join us for the ride.  It's our first show of 2017. And on the plus side, at least our podcasts are more frequent than Sherlock seasons (and more enjoyable, based on the most recent season!)

Direct download: rw-ep70-rogue_league_one.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19pm PST

Hello again! You've probably been wondering about us, and where we've been. It's a long story that involved job changes, geographical moves, and general life circumstances. But let's skip the details and get right into the goodness. Remember When is back on the air!

We should warn you though... this may be the most Superhero-y episode we've ever done!  The last few months seem like they've been filled with nothing but comic book movies and trailers.

Our starting topic is Batman vs. Superman vs. Your Better Judgment. This trainwreck of DC's has a lot to be ashamed about and boy, do we talk about that shame. We also cover the follow-up, Suicide Squad, which.... well, we don't want to spoil EVERYTHING in the write-up.

Then we jump into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look back at Civil War. It's the Avengers 2 you deserved.

And while we're on the topic of superheroes, Jay mentions that he's all caught up on the Marvel Netflix shows. And boy, does he have some words!

In the middle of all this, we've got talk about the Rogue One trailers, the worries over Guardians 2 and Dr. Strange, the hope for DC's salvation, and what's coming up in the weeks ahead.

That's right. Weeks. Not years. ;)

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm PST

The wait is over, and it has finally arrived. Episode VII is now in theaters, and we're dusting off the microphones to give you an early Christmas present!

Our entire episode show is nearly 90 minutes long, and it focuses exclusively on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Be warned: This show is one of the most spoiler-filled romps you've ever experienced.


With two separate screenings under each of our respective belts, we've each walked away with different perspectives. This show is a deep dive into EVERYTHING related to The Force Awakens... the strengths and weaknesses of the new characters, the problems inherent with bringing back an old cast, where the new movie falls flat, and what it gets right.

It's a passionate discussion. The two of us end up on opposite sides of the Like/Dislike scale in quite a few areas, even in a few spots you might not expect.

Get ready. Get comfortable. We're about to tell you everything we think and feel about the "revival" of the Star Wars franchise. And it's gonna be amazing.

As always, we're grateful to our fans for your support and patience. We do this because of you! If you'd like to connect with us between shows, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter at @rwpodcast, or email us at

Direct download: rw-ep68-podcast_awakens.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:11pm PST

"Chewie... we're home"

And since we know your RSS feed has been feeling a little dusty, we don't waste a lot of time with the formalities in our latest episode of Remember When. We've barely said our hello's when we jump into the show content.

Because BOY OH BOY, we have a lot of ground to cover!

Age of Ultron is our first target. It's been hyped, marketed, teased, and long-sought-after. But after the extensive wait, this movie just can't meet expectations. We're prepared to tear it a new one. We spoil the heck out of this movie.

Then there's the new season of Game of Snore... er, Game of Thrones. Jay came close to tapping out near the end, and Parris has some pointed thoughts on why this season feels so "off". And yeah, we tell you all the big story moments here, too.

The fun isn't limited to those two items, either. At the end of the show, we're mixing in talk of the new Episode VII teaser, our Ant-Man anticipation (or rather, extreme lack thereof), Netflix's Daredevil show, the third season of Orange is the New Black, the final season of Mad Men, the premiere season of Better Call Saul...

It's a show filled with five months of conversation, all wrapped up in an hour. And we jump around a lot with tons of spoilers, but rest assured, we cover a lot of ground. 

Fans of our original podcast, UncleGamer Radio....  you might want to pay close attention to those final few minutes of this episode.

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Direct download: rw-ep67-Age_of_Thrones.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24pm PST

Remember When has always been about the odd tangents, so for our first episode of 2015, we're taking on a new piece of media.

Podcasts have been in a renewed spotlight over the past four months as a result of the success of Serial, a new show from the team behind This American Life.  Serial is the documented review of the murder trial against Adnan Syed, accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend in 1999.  This investigation is filled with drama, corruption, lies, suspicion, and so many incredible stories that it's hard to believe it's all true.  

But this 15 year old murder is not only a true story, but is reported on so fascinatingly and in such minute detail that we've been captivated by Sarah Koenig and the stories she has to share.

Parris and Jay recap their learnings from the Serial podcast, who they think committed the murder, and talk about their stance on Adnan's claimed innocence.  We're pretty sure the Mail Kimp girl did it.

Not a fan of Serial?  Don't worry, we're not going to leave out without a movie discussion.  November and December had some HUGE trailer releases, and we're going to talk about them. We also give you some initial details on our FIRST REMEMBER WHEN MEETUP!  Coming to Seattle in December 2015.  Know any good movies coming out then?

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Time stamps:

0:00 to 1:01:48 - Serial discussion (spoiling every episode)

1:01:48 to end - Trailer discussion (we spoil the trailers for Terminator Genisys, Jurassic World, Episode VII, Avengers 2, and Ant-Man)

Direct download: rw-ep66-serial_discussion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10pm PST

Good podcasters always pay their debts.   For Remember When, that means we're finally giving you what you've all been waiting for! 

We're heading to Westeros and taking a deep dive into Game of Thrones.  

After several years of Parris' urging to get on the bandwagon, Jay has finally (FINALLY) caught up on the show.  He's so eager to talk about it that we barely have time to do a show intro!  We just jump right in.

We won't lie:  It's an intense talk.

It took Jay a few attempts to get into the show, and you probably won't be able to guess why.  We rave about some of the best performances in the show, and it's not just dominated by Peter Dinklage.  And we talk about THAT MOMENT in Season 3, when the wedding gets a little red.

We don't just cover individual episodes either.  We talk about our crazy theories on how the show will end, and what's in store for some of our favorite characters.  

And the epic conversations don't just stop at Dem Thrones!  These past few weeks have given us a bevy of news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  We've seen some of the first meaty scenes from Age of Ultron, we've seen the full roster of movies that's coming for Phase 3.... and boy, are we giddy.

Cap 3.  Civil War.  The Infinity War.  It's just.... so beautiful.  And we talk about them all, and how this giant story is about to get woven together.  

There's a lot of goodness in the show, if we say so ourselves!

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Time Stamps:

0:00 to 38:48 - Game of Thrones, all four seasons spoiled

38:48 to end - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase 3, the Age of Ultron trailer, why DC must be crying in a corner, and the Great Geek Cinema Year That Will Be 2015.

Direct download: rw-ep65-game_of_strings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:38pm PST

Oh hai!  We're back, and we have so much good stuff for you.  Episode 64 starts off with a trip down memory lane as we journey through another Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen.   Planes, Trains, and Automobiles may not be the hallmark moment in the careers of John Candy and Steve Martin, but it's certainly one of the movies that leaves a lasting impression!

With fresh eyes, Jay talks about his journey through this unique road trip flick and how it gave him a new appreciation for some of the comedic elements of these two actors. 

After the appetizer, we deliver the main course of this episode... Guardians of the Galaxy!  And almost a year after we started to see the first bits of this movie, we're happy to report that Guardians has (mostly) exceeded our expectations.  We're giving you a lengthy look at Marvel's latest piece in Phase 2.  It feels like Firefly!   GROOT!  Chris Pratt is unstoppable, and holy cow, that voice acting from Bradley Cooper.  Also, GROOT!  But it's not without its flaws, and we're happy to talk about those at length too.  Jay talks about the biggest hiccup for him, and Parris forecasts the next 10 years of Marvel movies.  

But it doesn't end there!  Now that Marvel is doing SO well, it brings a Stark light (see what we did there?) onto the DC Universe.  With such a rich set of characters and fun stuff, how can they be failing so hard?  We give some honest feedback on their underperformance at this year's Comic-Con and why DC needs to step up their game.  

And as our show ends, Jay delivers a proposition that leaves Parris stunned.  It's the great Hulking of 2014.  You won't want to miss this, because it's about to get ... chilly...  

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Time Stamps:

0:00 to 19:28 - Starting up, and this week's Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen

19:28 to 29:23 - Our farewell to Robin Williams

29:23 to 1:11:43 - Guardians of the Galaxy (spoilers on this, other recent Marvel movies, and mentions of DC Universe.  Also, I am Groot).  Various bits of minutia about TV shows, too!  


1:11:43 to end - The Great Hulking of 2014 (super mild spoilers, but they're from a few years ago)

Direct download: rw-ep64-planes-thrones-groot.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm PST

We've unofficially dubbed May as "The Month of Marvel" and to celebrate, we have a brand new podcast.  Don't call it a regular release, or you might jinx us!

Parris and Jay spend a few minutes catching up.  We talk about the recent Episode VII announcements, and Parris cycles back on the recently rebooted Robocop.  

Godzilla's recent arrival in theaters piqued Parris' curiousity and we talk about the latest take on a classic franchise.  Thankfully, it's nowhere near as bad as the Matthew Broderick era.

Then we hit the meat & potatoes of our show:  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past.   After a release like Captain America: The Winter Solder, Sony and Fox have a lot of competition in the Marvel universe.  And we're here to tell you why Spidey is already in need of another reboot, and why we liked Days of Future Past.

But that's not all!  Parris actually managed to watch the entirety of GI Joe: Retaliation.  We can only assume that some kind of hypnosis was in effect because WOW... that movie is a train wreck.  And speaking of train wrecks, Transformers 4 is looking like it's going to live up to the standards of Transformers 3! Which is to say, the trailers look terrible.  I mean really, Optimus Prime riding Grimlock?  Yeesh.

Lastly, we wrap up with some talk on TV's worst year in a long time, and a look back at Mad Men.  

And if you're waiting for a return to "Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen", listen in at the end!  We announce the movie selection for our next episode.


Our show exists because of YOU, our listeners!  Your positive comments, encouraging feedback, and multiple email messages asking if we're dead are what help keep the show going.  If you like Remember When, PLEASE let us know by joining our Facebook page at and leaving a comment, or talking to us on Twitter at @rwpodcast.


Time stamps:

0:00 to 13:50 - Catch-up, Episode VII, Robocop 2014 (spoilers)

13:50 to 19:30 - Godzilla (mild spoilers)

19:30 to 36:02 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (spoilers as a public service)

36:02 to 53:14 - X-Men: Days of Future Past (spoilers all X-Men movies)

53:14 to 1:05:38 - GI Joe: Retaliation, Transformers 4, Jem & The Holograms

1:05:38 to End - TV's Worst Year, the pick for our next Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen, Wrap-up


Direct download: rw-ep63-days_starwars_past.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53pm PST

Captain Winter: The American Soldier

We interrupt the six month gap in our recording schedule to bring you this EMERGENCY podcast.  

We hadn't planned to record another episode this soon. But a funny thing happened... Captain America: The Winter Solder hit theaters last week. 

And when the movie finished, and the two of us walked out of the theater, we agreed...  this couldn't wait.  We HAD to talk about Captain America, right away.  No delays. 

If The Winter Soldier has a single message to deliver to its viewers, it's that Marvel isn't playing around in Phase 2.  They're here to deliver.  And it's so serious, so wonderfully delivered, that the next hour of Remember When is exclusively dedicated to the epic proportions of The Winter Solider. 

We don't even tangent outside of the Marvel universe (much).  And we spoil pretty much all of the Marvel movies to date.  So if you haven't seen The Winter Soldier yet, do yourself a favor and leave this episode alone until you do.  You'll be glad you waited.  

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Direct download: rw-ep62-cap_winter_summer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:31pm PST

Days of Matrix Past

The bi-annual release of Remember When is finally available!  

We don't waste any time getting started with this show, and jump right into the good stuff!  Our Robocop discussion is ALMOST IMMEDIATELY shanghai'ed by a tangent into the first teaser for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and our discussion on it.

Then we jump back and look at House of Cards (with a TON of spoilers).  How did the end of Season 2 fare, and what are our fears moving into a third season after this most recent story arc?  We also play the "I need an adult" card as we chat about the intense, shocking events in Chapter 24.

Jay surprises everyone with a chat about the first two seasons of Archer, and some Game of Thrones talk.  YES WE TALK GAME OF THRONES (but not as deep as you might like)

Then we talk about the Marvel multi-verse, and our thoughts on the upcoming launches of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as well as conversations about the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer.  With three separate studios vying for their own claim in the Marvel world, can reboots be far behind?


Speaking of reboots, how about that news on the possible Matrix reboot?  Is it time for us to look at that as a viable option?

And Jay, bless his heart, confesses that Parris was right about one of the recent Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen.

There are tangents, tangents galore here.  How many tangents?  There are so many that we can't even time stamp things.  It's ridiculous.  Bring a neck brace before listening to the show!

Our show exists because of YOU, our listeners!  Your positive comments, encouraging feedback on our Facebook page, and emails asking if we're dead are what help keep the show going.  If you like Remember When, PLEASE let us know at one of the following outlets!



Twitter:  @rwpodcast

Direct download: rw-ep61-Matrix_Past.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:07pm PST