Sinister DreamCast

Our original weekly podcast, wherein we discuss everything from film, TV, music, comics, the internet, philosophizing pop culture, and anything else we can think of.

THIS PODCAST CONTAINS HARSH LANGUAGE AND MATURE THEMES, LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

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Episode 194: Catholicism Is Metal As Fuck

This week Nick's joined by Justin, Katie, and Zach! The group catches up, talks about Justin's ADHD diagnosis, Nick and Julianna's first visit to Temple, and how Catholicism is surprisingly metal.

Episode 193: Oh the Horror with James Reinhardt

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, and filmmaker, screenwriter, and fellow podcaster James Reinhardt! The trio discuss horror, and the effect it has on society, how under-appreciated the genre is by most people, and some general nerdy goodness.

If you'd like to hear more of James's musing on horror check him out weekly on the For the Love of Cinema podcast!

Episode 192: HERection with Lexa Terrrestrial

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and actress, musician, and rapper Melody Joy Novak, aka Lexa Terrestrial! The trio talks about what made Lexa want to start rapping, how she writes her music, and how she joined the cast of Death of the Party!

Episode 191: You're Chasing Amy

For February's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Julianna and Morgan as they discuss Kevin Smith's 1997 unconventional romantic comedy, Chasing Amy!

Episode 190: Shalom Shabbat!

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Keerstan, and Morgan, as they celebrate Julianna's first ever home Shabbat! They also talk about their feelings on Marvel vs DC, how much pretty much everyone wants to fuck Jason Momoa, and how good TV has gotten!

Episode 189: Just Have Fun With It, with Jeff Monahan

This week Nick welcomes actor, writer, director, producer, and professor Jeff Monahan to the podcast! Jeff shares how he became an actor after starting his career as a cop, and the importance of just having fun while making movies!

If you want to learn how to write movies, be sure to check out Jeff's book, "Write Your Movie: A No-nonsense Guide to Writing Screenplays for Profit and Fun" on Amazon!

Episode 188: Dance Magic, Dance

For the first Pop Analysis of 2017, Nick and Julianna welcome back Morgan Savie to podcast! The trio discusses Jim Henson's 1986 fantasy cult classic, Labyrinth!

Episode 187: Donald Trumps of the Sea

This week Nick and Julianna answer listener questions. This month's questions include: "What's something you think everyone should own?", "What's a movie/TV show out there that does not need a remake?", and "What's the craziest /weirdest thing you have done to avoid facing your fear?"

Episode 186: Confessionals & Comedy with Joe Conniff

This week Nick welcomes his best friend and the [Insert Movie Reference Here] Podcast co-host Joe Conniff back to the podcast! The pair discusses their early attempts at filmmaking together, and the finer points of sketch comedy!

Episode 185: Exorcising 2016

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Justin as they discuss the tire fire that was 2016, and pay respects to the icons we lost that year.

Episode 184: Carrie On... We Will Always Remember

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Keerstan, as they remember the late great Carrie Fisher, and say fuck off 2016.

Episode 183: Thinking of Answers that Aren't Depressing

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, and Justin, as they answer this month's listener questions! This month's questions include: "What's a fad or trend you're glad to see on its way out?", "What's something you were awesome at when you were younger, but are unable to do as well these days?" and "What's your favorite TV Show Character?"

Episode 182: As You Wish

For December's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Julianna, and for her first time on Sinister DreamCast, this week's Scenario Store guest host Morgan Savie! The trio discuss the finer points of Rob Reiner's 1987 storybook masterpiece, The Princess Bride!

Episode 181: It's Been Ages with Jon Towers

This week Nick, Julianna, and Justin welcome comic book artist/writer and podcaster Jon Towers back to the podcast! Jon tells the group about his new epic graphic novel Ages: The Books of the New Apocrypha, and drops some Christmas occultism on them!

Make sure to pick up your copy of Ages on Amazon.

Episode 180: Fucking Fuckboy

This week Nick's joined by Justin, Katie, Megan, Zach, and Zarah as this full house answer listener questions! This month's questions include: "What's something that comes up that you're tired of explaining to people?", "What's your favorite line in a song?", and "Is there anything you hate about the holiday season and if so, what is it?"

Episode 179: Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go!

For November's Pop Analysis, Nick and Julianna welcome back Sean McNeilly, as well as Sean's Your Face brother-in-arms Brad Walkowiak, for the first time on the podcast! The group discuss Michael Pressman's 1991 action comedy sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze!

Episode 178: On a More Serious Note...

This week Nick records solo, explaining the state of the country is why he feels this isn't, at the moment, the right time for a traditional episode Sinister DreamCast.

Episode 177: Upsetty Spaghetti

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and the newest Sinister Dreamer and co-host of the newest podcast on the Sinister DreamCast Network, Zarah Kash! The group talks about Zarah's podcast - Toxic Volume - as well as what inspires her and video games!

Episode 176: Keep off the Moors, Stick to the Roads

For October's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Julianna and Megan! The trio discusses John Landis's 1981 modern horror classic, An American Werewolf in London!

Episode 175: Cunt Waffle

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, and Sami as they answer listener questions. This month's questions include: "What's your favorite insult that you've either delivered yourself or heard?", "Favorite horror or Halloween movie (if any)?" and "Who is your favorite villain?"

Episode 174: A Monkey That Brays Like a Donkey with Emily Cordes

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and October 2016's guest, their good friend and actress, Emily Cordes! Emily tells the duo why she acts, what her inspiration for performing is, and the difference between theater and film.

Episode 173: Harry Potter and the Orange-Faced Dark Wizard

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Justin. The trio discusses the election and which Hogwarts house they were sorted into on Pottermore.

Episode 172: I'm Sorry, My Old Friend, But You Lost the Faith

For September's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Julianna, Megan, Zach, and returning to the podcast, stand up comedian Garrett Titlebaum! The group discusses Kevin Smith's 1999 comedic spiritual fantasy film, Dogma!

Episode 171: See You Next Tuesday

This week Nick's joined by Katie and Zach! The trio answers listener questions; this month's questions include: "What's something you don't think you'll ever forget?", "Do you have favorite bread memory and what is it?" and "Are there things that you like in life that you could consider sad? What are they?"

Episode 170: Live at Apis Mead & Winery with Dave Cerminara

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, Sami, and brewmaster and owner of Apis Mead & Winery, Dave Cerminara. Recorded live at Apis, Dave goes into why he wanted to make mead, how you make mead, and who would win in a fight between Kurt Russel from Big Trouble in Little China or Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse.

Episode 169: Something Wilder

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Justin as they pay tribute to the late great Gene Wilder and discuss hibachi horror stories, their thoughts on Suicide Squad, and discovering Margot Robbie's an Aussie.

Episode 168: My Friends, You Bow to No One

For August's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Julianna and Melissa, as they discuss Peter Jackson's 2003 fantasy epic Lord of the Rings: Return of the King!

Episode 167: Tweeting at Amanda Palmer

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Sami as they answer listener questions. This month's questions include: "What are your perfect pizza toppings?", "What's a modern movie that you feel is destined to be a classic?", and "What's your favorite story to tell people?"

Episode 166: Emotional Rollercoaster

This week Nick's joined by Justin, Ryan, and Sami! The group discusses their Pokemon Go progress, thoughts on this year's 48 Hour Film Project showing, the footage DC released at Comic-Con, and their thoughts on modern comedy.

Episode 165: Stay Out of the Long Grass!

For July's Pop Analysis Nick, Julianna, and Megan discuss Steven Spielberg's problematic 1997 sci-fi/adventure sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Episode 164: Squishy Mushy Mess

This week Nick, Julianna, and Megan answer listener questions. This month's questions include: "Which muppet is most like you?", "What's something you've done that you instantly regretted?", and "How do you think your life would change if you lived life without any bones?"

Episode 163: Keeping It Mysterious with Michael Buzzelli

This week Nick, Julianna, and Megan welcome screenwriter, stand up comedian, and theater critic Michael Buzzelli to the podcast! They discuss how to get an agent, some do's and don't's of screenwriting, and how learning to pitch can lead to stand up comedy.

Episode 162: Taking a Pokewalk

This week Nick, Julianna, and Leah discuss Pokemon Go, video games, and play a few rounds of Superfight!

Episode 161: The Enthusiasm You've Come to Expect

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Megan. The trio discuss EDM, Disney's need to go back to animated musicals, the Brexit vote, and play a round of Superfight!

Episode 160: I am an Apex Predator

For June's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, and Megan. They discuss Josh Trank's 2012 superhero found footage film, Chronicle.

The Artists of Sci-Fi Valley Con

Nick interviews a variety of artists at Sci-Fi Valley Con. The interviewees include:

Novelist Eddie Benevich, filmmaker Ryan Cavalline from Raw Footage Films, creator of the comic Cross World Nexus, Shane Ronzio, owner of teeminus24.com Vinnie Genovese, filmmaker and crowdfunding specialist Michael C. Dougherty, horror filmmaker David Lee Madison, and actor Brian O'Halloran!

Episode 159: I Art All Over the Place with Jeanette Andromeda

This week Nick, Julianna, and Justin welcome, blogger, artist, and podcaster Jeanette Andromeda to the podcast! The trio talks to Jeanette about what drives her to create, and how she recently stopped a shooting by her place.

If you want more Jeanette in your life be sure to check out her blog: horrormade.com.

Episode 158: That Was Just a Superfight

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Melissa. The three of them talk about video games, Hamilton, and play a few rounds of the card game SUPERFIGHT.

Episode 157: I am a Jedi, Like My Father Before Me

For May's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Julianna and Megan. The trio wraps up the Original Star Wars trilogy with Richard Marquand's 1983 Science Fantasy classic Episode VI: Return of the Jedi!

Episode 156: Don't Write Bread

This week Nick's joined by Justin and Megan as the group answers listener questions! This month's questions include: "What music albums are you looking forward to?", "If you always magically left a trail of something behind you, what would that trail be?", and "What's the non-academic lesson from a teacher?".

Episode 155: Tell Me a Story with Dan Foytik

This week Nick and Julianna welcome podcaster and horror writer Dan Foytik! Dan talks about his many, many podcasts and the power storytelling has on humans!

Be sure to check out Dan's podcasts, The Lift, The 9th Story Podcast, and the Wicked Library all found on iTunes.

Episode 154: Dad Joke King

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, and Megan, as they talk about concerts past, wrestling secrets, and chasing Jameson with pickle juice.

Episode 153: Who Can Say No to Prince?

This week Nick's joined by Megan and Sami, as they remember Prince and answer listener questions. This month's questions include: "What's your go to curse word?", "Do you have a name for junk and if so, what is it?" and "What's the weirdest thing you've woken up to after a night of drinking?"

Episode 152: Show Me the Blueprints, Show Me the Blueprints

For April's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Julianna, Megan, and Sami, and the group discusses Martin Scorsese's 2004 Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator!

Episode 151: Pop Goes the Occult with Steph Foland

This week Nick's join by Julianna, Megan, and special guest Pop Occultist Steph Foland! Steph gives everyone a crash course on how you can use pop culture in magick, and the power of symbolism in every day life!

Episode 150: Star Wars 101: Teddy Bear Rager

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Leah, Megan, and Leah's co-host from the Sinister DreamCast Network's own That's the Spirit, Tyler Stein! The group talks to and informs Tyler of the wonders of Star Wars.

Episode 149: A Sarcastic Yes!

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, and Megan. The trio has a nice chat about their weeks, Batman v. Superman (spoilers), cats, and The Big Short.

Episode 148: Rough Start

This week Nick, Julianna, and Justin answer listener questions! The questions include: "What's the least cool thing you're proud of?", "Would you rather have no toes, or wet socks on forever?", and "If you'd been sentenced to death and had to choose a pokemon to carry out the sentence, which pokemon would you choose?".

Episode 147: Marty, You're Not Thinking Fourth Dimensionally

For March's Pop Analysis Nick, Julianna, and Megan discuss Robert Zemeckis's 1990 Sci-Fi/Western final installment, Back to the Future, Part III!

Episode 146: Banana Balls with Garrett Titlebaum

This week Nick, Justin, and Megan welcome Pittsburgh-based comedian Garrett Titlebaum to the podcast! The group talks to Garrett about his process, influences, and what makes him want to make strangers his friends.

Episode 145: You Feel Real to Me, Samantha

For February's Pop Analysis, Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, and Leah, and they discuss Spike Jonze's 2013 Oscar award winning sci-fi romance, Her!

Episode 144: Ask for a State ID

This week Nick, Julianna, and Sami answer listener questions! Including questions such as: "Would you rather have all the sex you have steamed live on Pornhub, or never have sex again?", "What smells remind you of childhood?", and "Would you rather forever look younger than you are or older?"

Episode 143: Not Commentary Track 13

This week Nick, Julianna, and Megan discuss fan fiction, Nick gives an update on his progress writing Death of the Party, and they explain why there's no commentary track this month.

Episode 142: Party Boob

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, and Megan! They talk about how quick the year's gone, Tumblr, and surgically remove a cat from Justin's lap.

Episode 141: I Love a Woman Who Can Kick My Ass

For January's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Julianna, Keerstan, and Megan as they discuss Shinichiro Watanabe's 2001 anime classic, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie.

Episode 140: 2016, Brought to You by George R.R. Martin

This week Nick, Julianna, Justin, and Megan answer listener questions, such as: "In what country out the US would you like to live in and why?", and "What would your Mortal Kombat Fatality move be?".

Episode 139b: The iDreams Playlist, Part II

Nick, Julianna, and Leah continue with Artists 5-1 from their Top 10 favorite Musical Artists lists!

Episode 139a: The iDreams Playlist, Part I

This week Nick, Julianna, and Leah go over 10-6 of their Top 10 favorite Musical Artists!

Episode 138: Commentary Track 12: Arrow - "Pilot"

This week Nick, Julianna, and Justin record a commentary track for Arrow Episode 1 Season 1.

Episode 137: 2015, the Year of Death

The week, Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, and Megan as the group reviews 2015. Warning: they talk a lot about Episode VII, with spoilers.

Episode 136: Now I Have a Machine Gun, Ho, Ho, Ho

For December's Pop Analysis Nick, Julianna, and Megan discuss John McTierman's 1988 action movie classic, Die Hard!

Episode 135: Masturbation Rogue

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, Megan, and Melissa as the group answers listener questions. This month's questions include, "What's one thing that always makes you smile?", "If you temporarily gain a superpower after you orgasmed, what superpower would you want to have?, and "What fictional job would you most like to do?"

Mini Episode: The Force Awakens Premiere

In this mini-episode Nick, Julianna, and Justin record their reactions to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens before and after watching the movie.

Episode 134: Commentary Track 11: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

This week Nick's joined by Justin and Megan for the commentary track! The trio records tracks for The Clone Wars episodes "Storm Over Ryloth," "Innocents of Ryloth," and "Liberty on Ryloth."

Episode 133: Giving All the Credit

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Leah, Megan, and special guest Philly based filmmaker and writer, Ryan Austin! The group gets to know Ryan and talks about generational differences, Game of Thrones, reminisces about High School, and how enjoyable they found Jessica Jones.

Episode 132: God, I Love Being a Turtle!

For November's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Julianna, Megan and making his return to the podcast, from the band Your Face, Sean McNeilly! The group talks about Steve Barron's 1990 nostalgia classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Episode 131: Group High-Five

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, and Megan! The group answers listener questions such as "What's your favorite oft spoken catchphrase from a movie or TV?", "What was your worst subject in school?", and "Would you rather change genders every time you sneeze, or not be able to tell the difference between a baby and a muffin?"

Episode 130: Commentary Track 10: Orphan Black

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Megan as they record a commentary track for Orphan Black Episode 1: "Natural Selection."

Episode 129: Litmus Test

This week Nick's joined by Justin, Leah, and Megan! The group talks about how Justin's Halloween costume went, the best way find new friends, the Star Wars prequels, what kind of lightsabers they would have, Nick's new found love of Frasier, and explore what they find funny.

Episode 128: It's Pronounced Fronk-in-steen

For this October's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Julianna and Megan as the trio discusses Mel Brooks's 1974 Horror-Comedy masterpiece, Young Frankenstein!

Episode 127: It's About to Get Real

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Megan while they answer listener questions.

Episode 126: Commentary Track 9: Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Submitted for the approval of the Dream-Night Society: Nick's joined by Julianna, Leah, and Megan, as the group records commentary tracks for Are You Afraid of the Dark? episodes "The Tale of the Twisted Claw," "The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner," and "The Tale of the Dead Man's Float."

Episode 125: Art's Never Finished, Art's Abandoned

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, Megan, and making his triumphant return to the podcast, podcaster and comic book writer, Jon Towers! The group talks to Jon about his comic writing process, and the making of art!

Episode 124: Trump v. Putin: The Ultimate Death Match

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Megan. The trio talks about their favorite folklore, Julianna's love for abandoned places, and how badly they want to see Trump and Putin fight to the death.

Episode 123: Nerds Do It Better

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, and Megan as they answer listener questions.

Episode 122: Do!... Ray!... Egon!

For September's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Justin and Megan! The trio discuss and struggle to understand the issues with Ivan Reitman's 1989 sci-fi sequel, Ghostbusters II!

Episode 121: Commentary Track 8: Firefly: Shindig

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Megan as they record a commentary track for the Firefly episode "Shindig" and have a bit of a chat afterward.

Episode 120: Riders in the Dark

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Sami, and returning to the podcast, Ryan Pasko! The group discusses their love of Theme and Amusement Parks. All the while Ryan drops science on them about the history of rides and parks!

Episode 119: Toss Me... Don't Tell the Elf

For August's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Justin, Keerstan, Megan, and Melissa! The group returns to Middle Earth to discuss Peter Jackson's 2002 High Fantasy classic, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers!

Episode 118: Way to Bring Down the Room

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Sami as they answer listener questions!

Episode 117: May Contain Spoilers: The Revenge!, Part 2

The thrilling conclusion of Nick, Julianna, Justin, Leah, and Megan counting down their top 10 favorite movies!

Bonus Episode: Testing the Equipment

We got new podcasting equipment, Dreamers! To celebrate and to test it, Nick is joined by Julianna and his good friend from the band Your Face, and drummer on the Sinister DreamCast theme song, Sean McNeilly! The trio recount the adventure of getting the new equipment to work, why Julianna and Sean hate old people, and that time Nick and Sean's friend hit Nick with a car.

Episode 116: May Contain Spoilers: The Revenge!

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, Leah, and Megan as they count down their top 10 favorite movies of all time!

Episode 115: Commentary Track 7: Doctor Who: Forest of the Dead (Part 2)

This week Nick's joined by Julianna and Keerstan as they record a commentary track for the Doctor Who episode "Forest of the Dead."

Episode 114: The Customer's Always Wrong

This week Nick's joined by Julianna, Justin, Megan, and Sami as the group answers listener questions!

Episode 113: Life, Ah, Finds a Way

For July's Pop Analysis Nick's joined by Megan and, returning to the podcast, Leah Rae! The trio discuss Steven Spielberg's 1993 Biopunk/Sci-Fi Masterpeice Jurrassic Park!

Episode 112: Socially Nerdy

This week Nick is joined by Julianna, Justin, Megan, and local actress and 48 Hour Film Project Sinister Dream Team member, Leah Rae! The group talks about recent news and favorite comedians, and they get to know Leah.

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