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SUPERCOMPUTER PART 1: THE INSTRUCTION BOOK OF DESTINY

Host Nick Firer tackles Supercomputer by Edward Packard. You, the protagonist are awarded a state-of-the-art (for 1984) supercomputer for winning a science fair, because that’s a thing that happens!!! What will You, the protagonist, do with this supercomputer? The only limit is your imagination...and 1984 sci-fi technology...and the words on the page. Be sure to read the instructions! We find out what’s in store for You, the protagonist, with help from friends: musician Brian Bayer (No Dice), comedian and producer Laura Holterman (Variety Hour Happy Hour), and comedian Stacy Pawlowski (Shakespeare Raw, Dinner Detective).

SUPERCOMPUTER PART 2: EVERY DOLPHIN WILL HAVE ITS DAY

Host Nick Firer returns to Supercomputer to see what happens when you give over the power of the supercomputer to a, decidedly sexy, Italian Scientist, with which you, the protagonist and obviously a child, have a clearly inappropriate relationship! With friends: musician Brian Bayer (No Dice), comedian and producer Laura Holterman (Variety Hour Happy Hour), and comedian Stacy Pawlowski (Shakespeare Raw, Dinner Detective).

SUPERCOMPUTER PART LAST: ASTRO-REAGAN-PHYSICS

Host Nick Firer dives deeper into Supercomputer than You, the protagonist, have ever gone before, and boy do the accents keep coming! You, the protagonist, rewind and decide to use the Supercomputer, the height of 1984 sci-fi technology, to solve world peace!!! Buckle up, buckaroo, because the Gipper’s got other plans: Space! Of course!! PLUS we get to know a little about author Edward Packard and play the Review Game! With friends: musician Brian Bayer (No Dice), comedian and producer Laura Holterman (Variety Hour Happy Hour), and comedian Stacy Pawlowski (Shakespeare Raw, Dinner Detective)

TERROR IN AUSTRALIA PART 1: STRAYNJAH DAYNJAH DEYOWN UNDAH

Host Nick Firer goes deep down under and digs up some Terror in Australia written by Shannon Gilligan! It’s 1988 and You, the protagonist, are Australian! Not only are you Australian, but your parents are on vacation for three weeks!! What’s a young ausie to do? Why take the train to visit your celebrity archaeologist uncle of course! The adventure is just beginning, but You, the protagonist, quickly learn the safest choice is NEVER the best! With musician Brian Beyer (No Dice), comedian and producer Laura Holterman (Variety Hour Happy Hour), and special guest comedian and novelist Jacob Woelful (Schmitz and Giggles).

TERROR IN AUSTRALIA PART 2: MAJOR WINKS THE CAT

Host Nick Firer brings you back to Terror in Australia by Shannon Gilligan! After the disastrous results of making the safest choices you can, You the protagonist, decide to take some risks and find yourself in the middle of some international intrigue, involving a lost civilization, a uranium mine, and *GASP* some Muslim terrorists! Fortunately the Australian Intelligence Agency has sent their best agent, Major Winks, who is most definitely a cat wearing epaulets and a beret, to help you out! With musician Brian Beyer (No Dice), comedian and producer Laura Holterman (Variety Hour Happy Hour), and special guest comedian and novelist Jacob Woelful (Schmitz and Giggles).

TERROR IN AUSTRALIA PART 3: THE LOST MYSTERY BOX OF SATYRION

Host Nick Firer takes you back one last time to find the real Terror in Australia by Shannon Gilligan! After helping You, the protagonist, survive the dumbest most convoluted and overly complicated plan any terrorist has ever come up with, Nick and his friends take you on a little rabbit hunt to find out what the deal was with the mysterious Nazi You, the protagonist, met earlier on the train. It’s a whole lot of fun as they try to find out the answers to so many questions, almost too many questions, and Your story goes neatly off the rails!! With musician Brian Beyer (No Dice), comedian and producer Laura Holterman (Variety Hour Happy Hour), and special guest comedian and novelist Jacob Woelful (Schmitz and Giggles).

JOURNEY UNDER THE SEA PART 1: SQUIDS AND SEA WIZARDS

We dive deep into Journey Under the Sea by M.A. Montgomery! You, the protagonist, are an undersea explorer searching for the lost city of Atlantis. Do you take your submersible deep into the underwater canyon? Or do you stay on the ledge looking for some sage undersea wise-man to aid you on your Journey? Whatever you choose, you can bet there is going to be a Giant Squid! With guests Brian Beyer (No Dice, Ampersand Theater) Stacy Pawlowski (Mad Science, Dinner Detective) and Special Guest Jessie "Frankie" Mahne Kanter (Traunic Barbershop)

JOURNEY UNDER THE SEA PART 2: SEXY SLIMY SUBMARINE

After a run in with some Sea Hippies, we return to our Journey Under the Sea by M.A. Montgomery! This time you, the protagonist, are brought into an undersea grotto. You meet the Atlanteans, but are they good, or are they evil? There's only one way to find out With guests Brian Beyer (No Dice, Ampersand Theater) Stacy Pawlowski (Mad Science, Dinner Detective) and Special Guest Jessie "Frankie" Mahne Kanter (Traunic Barbershop)

JOURNEY UNDER THE SEA PART 3: CHARLIE BUCKET HAS A WET MOUTH

This week our Journey Under the Sea by M.A. Montgomery brings you, the protagonist, even deeper into the political machinations of the People Under the Sea, as You, the protagonist, reject the overtures of an evil king who might just be sea Hitler! Plus, we talk about dreams and even what dreams may come, and find out that Nick needs a new headshot, Jessie HATES Charlie Bucket, and we even get to know a little about the Author. With guests Brian Beyer (No Dice, Ampersand Theater) Stacy Pawlowski (Mad Science, Dinner Detective) and Special Guest Jessie "Frankie" Mahne Kanter (Traunic Barbershop).

JOURNEY UNDER THE SEA PART 4: EAT MY A$$ SIRI

Our Journey Under the Sea, by M.A. Montgomery takes an unexpected turn as, You, the protagonist, meet some real life aliens, of course! Also, we all give our final thoughts on the book and Jessie gets VERY existential. BONUS we play the Fake Review Quote game and yell at our virtual assistant! It's a lot of (thoughtful) fun. With guests Brian Beyer (No Dice, Ampersand Theater) Stacy Pawlowski (Mad Science, Dinner Detective) and Special Guest Jessie "Frankie" Mahne Kanter (Traunic Barbershop).

MASTER OF KUNG FU PART 1: BASH YOUR HEAD AGAINST THE TRAINING ROCK

This week we become a Master of Kung Fu by Richard Brightfield! You, the Protagonist, are on your way to a Kung Fu tour to China with your best friend Billy. But when Billy disappears it’s up to You the Protagonist, to find him...or not! You, the Protagonist, are sure he will be fine! Go on the tour without him, what could possibly go wrong? With guests Brian Bayer (No Dice, Ampersand Theater), Stacy Pawlowski (No Dice, Mad Science), and special guest Liv Shircel (Ex Machina, No Dice).

MASTER OF KUNG FU PART 2: KNIGHT BASKET

We return to Master of Kung Fu by Richard Brightfield! Your friend Billy is STILL missing!!! But what can You, the Protagonist do back in time or whatever? Don’t worry! You, the Protagonist may have just been dreaming!! Maybe if You, the protagonist, follow that mysterious camera thief you will get to the bottom of things! PLUS: Stacy is the MEANEST person we know!!! With guests Brian Bayer (No Dice, Ampersand Theater), Stacy Pawlowski (No Dice, Mad Science), and special guest Liv Shircel (Ex Machina, No Dice).

MASTER OF KUNG FU PART 3: JAMS FOR DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

We take one last dip into Master of Kung Fu by Richard Brightfield in a desperate attempt to find out what is going on! You, the Protagonist, have finally found your friend Billy!! But did You want to? I mean, how are you supposed to sneak around with him wearing those loud-ass board shorts? PLUS: we take time to get to know about the author AND the illustrator, and give some of our final thoughts! With guests Brian Bayer (No Dice, Ampersand Theater), Stacy Pawlowski (No Dice, Mad Science), and special guest Liv Shircel (Ex Machina, No Dice).

MIDNIGHT AT MURDER MANSION: THERE’S A LIGHT (OVER AT THE ALUCARD PLACE)

OH NO!!! Our car is just about out of gas!!! Right in front of this spooky mansion! And now, it’s starting to rain! It’s the perfect time to investigate the terrifying events that can only happen at Midnight at Monster Mansion by Steven Otfinoski! That’s right!! We got an extra-long Halloween episode, filled with thrills, chills, imposter TV repairmen, poorly disguised vampires, and dreams of juicy, juicy cheeseburgers! With guests Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, No Dice) Laura Holterman (Who Let Me Read This, Variety Hour Happy Hour) and Stacy Pawlowski (No DIce, Mad Science)

WAR WITH THE EVIL POWER MASTER PART 1: MY DINNER WITH COLIN

This week we start a war with the Evil Power Master! You, the protagonist, are a commander in the Lacoonian System Rapid Force! Together with your partner, the Martian Flppto, You, the protagonist scour the galaxy for this intergalactic terrorist. But who is real evil? The Evil Power Master? Or the sprawling intergalactic Lacoonian Empire? Only YOU can be the judge. With Special Guests Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, No Dice), Laura Holterman (VHHH, Shakespeare Raw), and Analicia Croker (Bareknuckle Comedy, Boob Gun) If any of you have links to help us all keep up to date with some of what Christian and Analicia are up to, feel free to comment below!

WAR WITH THE EVIL POWER MASTER PART 2: FIRE, SIMPLE FIRE

The War with the Evil Power Master heats up, as You, the protagonist, abandon Space Laws and Space Tradition in a desperate attempt to rendezvous with your cousin, Colin, on the planet Follop. Can You, the protagonist, stop the Evil Power Master from causing more destruction, there's only one way to find out: an exciting duel to the death!!! With Guests Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, No Dice), Laura Holterman (VHHH, Shakespeare Raw), and Christian Laurence (Bareknuckle Comedy, History Schmistory). If any of you have links to help us all keep up to date with some of what Christian and Analicia are up to, feel free to comment below!

WAR WITH THE EVIL POWER MASTER PART 3: PWASONN FARMS REMEMBERS

The War with the Evil Power Master rages on in this special bonus content episode!! Things get complicated when you, the protagonist, go undercover to track down the Evil Power Master's secret hideout? Is it in the jungle penthouse of this 40 story sphere? Or is it in the abandoned auqua-culture research facility on Pwasonn? Can you find out before Flppto finds out your forgot your anniversary? Find out this week in the thrilling conclusion of our review of The War with the Evil Power Master!!! With guests Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, No Dice) and Special Guests Analicia Croker (Bareknuckle Comedy, Boob-gun) and Christian Laurance (Bareknuckle Comedy, History Schmistory) If any of you have links to help us all keep up to date with some of what Christian and Analicia are up to, feel free to comment below!

THE WORST DAY OF YOUR LIFE PART 1: Gator Hotline

OH NO! We woke up this week only to find out it was The Worst Day of Your Life by Edward Packard!! After you, The Protagonist, set your neighbor's roof on fire with a rocket, it's no Hawaiian Holiday for you!!! Nope, you gotta go to your Uncle Norbert's Pig Farm for the Summer to pay off the repairs. That is until the bus breaks down, and things only get worse from there, good grief! With guests Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, No Dice), Stacy Pawlowski (Mad Science, No Dice), and Ron Swanson (Variety Hour Happy Hour, Rev. Ron's Movie Blog).

THE WORST DAY OF YOUR LIFE PART 2: Crossfit Pig-Farm

Things keep getting worse as you, The Protagonist, are experiencing what must be at least the 36th hour of The Worst Day of Your Life by Edward Packard!! This week we jump right back into the action and out of the way of your Uncle Norbert's raging bull! Can you survive Norbert's Farm long enough to get ripped for the coming school year? We find out with friends Brian Bayer With guests Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, No Dice), Stacy Pawlowski (Mad Science, No Dice), and Ron Swanson (Variety Hour Happy Hour, Rev. Ron's Movie Blog). Watch out for that Tornado again!!

THE WORST DAY OF YOUR LIFE PART 3: A Hero By EVERY Other Name

We come back one last time to the 48th hour of The Worst Day of Your Life by Edward Packard, and quite frankly, we are starting to suspect that you, The Protagonist, are the problem. Join guests Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, No Dice), Stacy Pawlowski (Mad Science, No Dice), and Ron Swanson (Variety Hour Happy Hour, Rev. Ron's Movie Blog), as we try to navigate you, the protagonist's terrible attitude about the consequences of your own questionable choices. Plus our final thoughts, reviews, and takes hotter than butter on a cinnamon roll, all to recommend whether or not anyone should put themselves through The Worst Day of Your Life.

TERROR ISLAND PART 1: Santa is a Communist

This week we sail away, alone, with your Dad’s work friend to Terror Island by Tony Kolz! You, The Protagonist, are alone on a two-person Pacific Cruise with your Dad’s Friend, Bill Sutherland, for some reason. It isn’t until a mine blows a hole in the side of your ship that you learn Bill is some sort of secret agent and using you for cover? Who cares! It’s time to help this fat KGB Colonel kidnap an old woman!! With guests Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, Variety Hour Happy Hour) Laura Holterman (Cabaret Milwaukee, Variety Hour Happy Hour) and special guest Tim Higgins (Red Letter Media, “The Field,” and “Pass Me a Beer”)!

Special Holiday Episode: Toy Shop of Terror!

Tis the season...to be SCARY!!! That’s right! We have a very special Holiday episode for you today, so curl up with a cup of cocoa while Nick and his friends Brian Beyer (No Dice, Ampersand Theater), Laura Holterman (Who Let Me Read This, Cabaret Milwaukee) and Stacy Pawlowski (Dinner Detective, Mad Science) take you to The Toy Shop of Terror by Laban Carrick Hill. There’s a new toy shop in town and it’s been built around your favorite 215-inch circumference maple tree! Can you, The Protagonist, and your friend Evan learn who would dare start a business around this historic landmark without the proper permits before it’s too late? There’s only one way to find out.

TERROR ISLAND PART 2: The Red Hug of Courage

We sail back to Terror Island by Tony Kolz! Your dad’s friend Bill, took you, alone, on a secret mission to investigate the Evil Omicron Corporation for some reason! Now he’s hurt and it’s up to you, The Protagonist, to get valuable intelligence using nothing but your wits and this extra sh*tty map! Watch out for those saber tooth tigers, if their fangs don’t get you, their breath sure will! YUCK! With guests Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, Variety Hour Happy Hour) Laura Holterman (Cabaret Milwaukee, Variety Hour Happy Hour) and special guest Tim Higgins (Red Letter Media, “The Field,” and “Pass Me a Beer”)!

TERROR ISLAND PART 3: REAL Heroes Run Away

We return one more time to Terror Island by Tony Kolz! You, The Protagonist, are swept up into a rebellion against the Omicron Masters led by a native islander who couldn’t POSSIBLY speak the Queen’s English! Will you, The Protagonist, succeed, or will you bug out like HEROES do? Plus a heartfelt tribute to all you brave folks in the service and retail industry this season. You all are the TRUE heroes, really, we mean that! With lots of love from guests Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, Variety Hour Happy Hour) Laura Holterman (Cabaret Milwaukee, Variety Hour Happy Hour) and special guest Tim Higgins (Red Letter Media, “The Field,” and “Pass Me a Beer”)!

SPACE VAMPIRE PART 1: Barnard's Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Space Vampire

This week we go all the way to the near future to fight a Space Vampire by Edward Packard. You, The Protagonist, Code-name: Osprey, have just graduated from the Space Academy on Mars. Your first mission: to hunt down the elusive and very real Space Vampire...OR...you could just f**k off and investigate this boring old Barnard's Star System. Which do you think our friends Brian Bayer (No Dice, Ampersand Theater), Stacy Pawloski (Mad Science, Dinner Detective) and Ron Swanson (Rev. Ron's Movie Blog, Variety Hour Happy Hour) are gonna pick? The answer may not surprise you.

SPACE VAMPIRE PART 2: Laurie the Space Vampire Slayer

We zoom back to Space Vampire by Edward Packard in the state of the art K-1 spacecraft! After getting kicked out of what we are pretty sure is the Space SS for not being absolutely perfect in every way, you, The Protagonist, Code-name: Osprey, decide to steal this prototype rocket and continue your mission to save the crew of the freighter "Petya" from the titular Space Vampire. But are you and your new friend, the knife wielding teenager Laurie, any match? Find out this week with friends Brian Bayer (No Dice, Ampersand Theater), Stacy Pawloski (Mad Science, Dinner Detective) and Ron Swanson (Rev. Ron's Movie Blog, Variety Hour Happy Hour)

SPACE VAMPIRE PART 3: Exit Interview with the Space Vampire

We take one more trip around the star that is Edward Packard's Space Vampire. You, the Protagonist, Codename: Osprey, have made all the right moves and haven't been drummed out of what we are pretty sure is the Space SS...yet. But if you do capture that pesky Space Vampire, is he really as evil as he seems? YES! Plus our final thoughts and review! With Brian Bayer (No Dice, Ampersand Theater), Stacy Pawloski (Mad Science, Dinner Detective) and Ron Swanson (Rev. Ron's Movie Blog, Variety Hour Happy Hour).

SUPERBIKE PART 1: Jurassic Park is a Terrible Movie

This week we start our review of Superbike by Edward Packard. When you, The Protagonist, finds a wallet in the movie theater, you decide to return it. The thankful owner gives you a reward that is even BETTER than money: your very own Superbike!!! Can you, the protagonist, keep it a secret long enough to win the very well publicized Tour USA professional bike race? Find out with friends Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, No Dice) Stacy Pawlowski (No Dice, Dinner Detective) and very special guest Brian Green (Comedy Sportz). Join us next Monday for Part 2 of Superbike! Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any future episodes.

SUPERBIKE PART 2: Very Peccable Accent Work

This week, we hop right back on Superbike by Edward Packard. After getting our bike stolen at bike camp, friends Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, No Dice) Stacy Pawlowski (No Dice, Dinner Detective) and Brian Green (Comedy Sportz) decide to learn what happens when you, The Protagonist, take the superbike out for a test drive in the Tour New England! Is the superbike enough to make you win? Or will you get lost along the way? Only one way to find out!

SUPERBIKE PART 3: Followed By a Wind Shadow

We take one more ride on the Superbike by Edward Packard. It turns out that the Air-magnet (patent pending) which makes the superbike work has some abilities we didn't know about. No need to leave it to a professional to test them out, we are sure You, the protagonist, can handle the test drive without a hitch. After that, we can take it on the Tour USA and see if it's enough to help us cheat, er, ride our way to victory!! Plus we give our own thoughts on the book. With friends Brian Bayer (Ampersand Theater, No Dice) Stacy Pawlowski (No Dice, Dinner Detective) and Brian Green (Comedy Sportz)

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