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Needless Things Podcast 287 – Friday the 13th: Jason Goes to Shelves

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Welcome to the spooky season on the Needless Things Podcast!

On this week’s episode, Dave welcomes horror aficionado and host of the Seeking Human Victims podcast, Reverend Dan Wilson!

Dan returns to the show to discuss a very special topic – Jason Voorhees! More specifically, toys and action figures that have been based on Jason over the years. As one of the most toyetic slashers in film history thanks to his large stature and immediately recognizable hockey mask, Jason has been adapted in plastic many times over the years.

Listen in as Dave and the Rev look back through history at all of the tiny – and some not-so-tiny – Jasons that have stalked our shelves!

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DumbShit Episode 3

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DumbShit #3: Sloppy Seconds

Host: Trapdoor Steve

Interview: Teddy Fudge

Time: Ten minutes, ten seconds

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Needless Things Podcast 286 – Trick or Treat Needless Commentary

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

It’s the spooky season, so a Halloween movie was a must, and while there are plenty of movies called Halloween… there are also a bunch called Trick or Treat, apparently. But this one features Rock’s Chosen Warrior, Sammi Curr!

Also starring Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne, and Marc Price (Skippy from Family Ties), this film follows outcast metalhead Eddie Weinbauer – aka Ragman for… some reason – as he learns about life, love, and not letting an evil heavy metal icon who has been resurrected through the power of backmasking electrocute his friends.

Listen to the Commentary Team Tear Down the Walls on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

PLUS! Hear a song from The Casket Creatures’ new EP, Folk.Lore!

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DumbShit Episode 2

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DumbShit #2: Mime

Host: Trapdoor Steve

Interview: Mime

Time: Eight minutes, twelve seconds

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Needless Things Podcast 285 – Star Wars Halloween Special

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Welcome to the spooky season on the Needless Things Podcast!

On today’s episode the Irregulars discuss an oft-overlooked aspect of the galaxy far, far away – the horror of Star Wars!

From bizarre aliens to scary swamps to the indescribable horrors of blue milk, the beloved Star Wars franchise has provided more than its fair share of chills. Horror comes in many forms and this week’s special episode of the Needless Things Podcast will take a look at some of the ways George Lucas’ unstoppable pop culture juggernaut has explored the genre.

Listen in as Dave, Beth, Ryan, and Chad share the things that spooked them the most a long time ago (or perhaps even now)!

PLUS – Dave announces the winner of the first 2019 Needless Things Halloween Prize Pack and the prize for next week! So follow @needlessthingspodcast on Instagram for your chance to win!

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DumbShit Episode 1

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DumbShit #1: Turtle Racing

Host: Trapdoor Steve

Interview: Big Shirtless Ron

Time: Ten minutes, nine seconds

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Needless Things Podcast 284 - Geek Year 1989 Live at Dragon Con

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This episode of the Needless Things Podcast was recorded LIVE at Dragon Con 2019 for the American Sci-Fi Classics Track!

Get your annual dose of nostalgia with Dave, Beth, Rebeccah Wood, Nicole Gould, Jon Carr, and Gary Mitchel! When these things are recorded live in front of a Dragon Con audience, you know they can get a little crazy. Each panelist came to the table with a few of their favorite pop culture happenings from thirty years ago. From movies to toys to music, a wide range of pop culture was covered, and with help from the Classics Track audience!

Listen in as Needless Things once again joins forces with the American Sci-Fi Classics Track to provide that sweet nostalgia fix!

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Needless Things Podcast 283 – Heavy Metal Needless Commentary

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

Special guests Dan Kelly and Evil Jim join the Commentary Team for the legendary 1981 animated feature Heavy Metal!

A truly magnificent feat of genre storytelling, Heavy Metal features the talents of John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Rodger Bumpass, Eugene Levy, Harold Ramis, Marilyn Lightstone, and dozens more providing voices for some of the most striking and innovative animation of the era. A phenomenal team of artists brought life to stories from Dan O'Bannon, Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson and more; all set to a driving soundtrack that deserves its own paragraph:

As if the animation and voice acting weren't accomplishment enough, the filmmakers compiled an amazing selection of pure rock to accompany the visuals – Sammy Hagar, Devo, Blue Öyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, and Grand Funk Railroad are just a few of the bands that contributed to the aural power of the film, while the incredible Elmer Bernstein provided the score!

Listen in as Jim, Dan, and the entire team sell their souls for rock n' roll in this month’s Needless Commentary!

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Needless Things Podcast 282 – Nicolas Cage Match Live from Dragon Con 2019

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This episode of the Needless Things Podcast was recorded LIVE at Dragon Con 2019 for the American Sci-Fi Classics Track!

Which Nicolas Cage is the best Nicolas Cage?

This is the question that Dave West, Ryan Cadaver, Gary Mitchel, Joe Crowe, and a track room full of frothing lunatics will answer on today's episode!

Listen in as complete gibbering madness ensues in a sixteen Cage tournament with NO HOLDS BARRED!

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Needless Things Minicast Episode 12 – Ryan Magnon of Panda Mony Toys

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As soon as Dave saw solicitations for the new Alter Nation toy line from Panda Mony Toys, he was dying to know more. Fortunately, Panda Mony’s Brand Amabssador Ryan Magnon answered the call!

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