August 24, 2013 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 4 minutes
A boy with no name travels to the end of the lane and discovers how a pond can be an ocean in Neil Gaiman's brief and wonderful novel "The Ocean at the End of the Lane." Also Dan explains Jason's perfect vacation, there's lots of talk about cats, why David has issues with Old Yeller, and we talk about other Neil Gaiman works that we like.
Special guests Dan Moren & David J. Loehr.
August 17, 2013 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes
Do you like stories, love, and life? Then even if you're not a regular comic book reader, you should read "Saga," by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. (Unless naked robot sex disturbs you, in which case you shouldn't.) We cover the horns and the wings, bad connections on the interstellar cellphone network, seahorse agents, super space high school, a frog with a banjo, the wisdom of hiring a ghost as your babysitter, and much more.
Special guests Dan Moren, Merlin Mann, and Tony Sindelar.
August 10, 2013 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 20 minutes
Load your shotgun, put on your clear plastic suit, and climb into that suspiciously humming box! We're here to talk about three very different time-travel movies: "12 Monkeys," "Looper," and "Primer." Is "Crazy Brad Pitt" a thing? If you met a younger version of yourself, would you fight or cuddle? Why is the apocalypse like Philadelphia? Also something about a Weeble in a time machine, we didn't really understand that part.
Special guests John Siracusa, Lex Friedman, Monty Ashley, David J. Loehr, and Tony Sindelar.
August 3, 2013 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 6 minutes
Live! From San Diego County! It's a podcast where Jason Snell, Steve Lutz, and Greg Knauss drink beer and talk about Comic-Con, a glut of too much good media, the pros and cons of wearing costumes, Adventure Time, Glenn's health scare, and much more. It's slightly tipsy and more than slightly rambling, but we hope you'll crack a beverage of your own and join us for this cocktail party.
Special guests Greg Knauss & Steve Lutz.
July 27, 2013 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 26 minutes
Put on your red shirt, renew your blogging license, and swallow some alien bacteria! It's time for our annual read of the five Hugo Award nominees for best novel. We liked some of them, we hated some of them, but we talked about all of them! But beware: The diabolical eyes of the Centers for Disease Control are watching us all.
Special guests Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Monty Ashley, and Scott McNulty.
July 21, 2013 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 21 minutes
It's our 150th episode! Since we don't normally answer listener questions and read comments on the show, we're devoting this episode to that very topic. We read your emails, your iTunes reviews, and your tweets, and announce a contest that will let one lucky listener choose the topic of a future episode. Are we too critical or not critical enough? Do we disagree too much or not enough? Plus: Why we're not kidnapping Stephen Fry, a new magazine for apes, light eatage, and some Glenning.
Special guests Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa, Scott McNulty, Steve Lutz, and Serenity Caldwell.
July 13, 2013 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 27 minutes
The Incomparable's Superhero Draft is now in session, and justice is on the clock! Hear our collection of panelists assemble several excellent super-teams. Who will inhabit the Hall of Justice? And why are Superman and Batman looking on forlornly? Are they just not team players? Take your Sharknado to the Evil Museum and ponder just why Iron Man might not be the hero you think he is.
Special guests Dan Moren, Lisa Schmeiser, Monty Ashley, Steve Lutz, and Scott McNulty.
July 4, 2013 at 9:00AM • 2 hours 47 minutes
Jason's on vacation this week, so instead of a conventional episode, here's an edited third installment of our Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Hot on the heels of the death of Eglath, our heroes step into the maelstrom and discover the secret of the stone temple on the other side. Also, is that a lobster? And who is that guy wearing a hat?
Special guests Dan Moren, Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, Steve Lutz, and Tony Sindelar.
June 29, 2013 at 9:45AM • 1 hour 21 minutes
Though we were tempted to release this episode in eight 10-minute installments, we refrained. Our Book Club reconvenes to discuss John Scalzi's novel "The Human Division," which was initially released as a serial and later as a single-volume novel. Does the serialized format help or hurt? Is Scalzi's return to his "Old Man's War" universe a triumph? PLUS! We discuss all the short fiction nominated for the Hugo Award this year.
Special guests Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, and Scott McNulty.
June 21, 2013 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes
Quick! Before the planet is destroyed! Climb on your Kryptonian dragonfly-horse thing and join us to discuss "Man of Steel," the first in a new cycle of Superman movies. We debate the talents of director Zack Snyder, question the movie artistically and as a calculated act of commerce, praise a lot of very good things about the movie, and complain a whole lot about gleeful destruction and the accompanying property damage.
Special guests Dan Moren, John Siracusa, and Moisés Chiullan.