Episode #003: The Dark Tower Trailer

Episode #003: The Dark Tower Trailer is READY for download! Dad Beards, a Podcast about Everything you Love about Geek and Nerd Culture! Video Games, Movies, TV Shows, Obscure Hobbies, Pop Culture. You Name it We talk about it! This week Mick Montgomery & Chris Topham discuss some Pretty Cool Stuff!

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Episode #002: The Future of Star Wars!

Episode #002: The Future of Star Wars is READY for download! Dad Beards, a Podcast about Everything you Love about Geek and Nerd Culture! Video Games, Movies, TV Shows, Obscure Hobbies, Pop Culture. You Name it We talk about it! This week Mick Montgomery & Chris Topham discuss some Pretty Cool Stuff!

We Did a Thing!

This week we actually did a thing! That thing is we watched the new LAST JEDI TRAILER for the Latest Star Wars Saga Film! Hell, the whole Internet watched it. But we have thoughts to share with the entire internet.

Here’s a Thing!

We wanted to talk about a thing on this week’s show! This week in sticking with our STAR WARS theme, we decided to plot… what we think… is the trajectory of the Star Wars Franchise! Disney can thank us with a check at any time!  

Try This Thing!

Chris thinks you should check out this thing. It’s PLAYER UNKNOWN BATTLE GROUNDS! This ‘BETA’ game has been turning heads and Chris thinks it’s good!

Mick thinks you should check out this thing. It’s this video of two huge men destroying a wrestling ring with their Gigantic Bodies!

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Episode #001: Louis CK is Our Destiny 2

Episode #001: Louis CK is Our Destiny 2 is READY for download! Dad Beards, a Podcast about Everything you Love about Geek and Nerd Culture! Video Games, Movies, TV Shows, Obscure Hobbies, Pop Culture. You Name it We talk about it! This week Mick Montgomery & Chris Topham discuss some Pretty Cool Stuff!

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NEW SHOW! THE DAD BEARDS!

Founder, Mick Montgomery has teased a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT about Spazbot Studios, and last night during an appearance on Azeroth Round Table, he let the cat out of the bag! Spazbot Studios is launching a BRAND NEW show called THE DAD BEARDS! The will be hosted by Mick Montgomery and Christopher Topham!

Dad Beards was forged out of the idea that there is a LOT of things happening in Nerd and Geek Culture, and we just want to sit down and talk about it. Is the show about Beards? Not specifically. Is the show about Dads? Not specifically. The show is about anything and everything, but more importantly DAD BEARDS is about connection and conversation about the things we are all passionate about. We have opinions, we have questions, and we are going to express and ask them in throughout the 30 minute podcast.

Check out our First Episode!

FAQ

Q: When can I listen to the show?

A: Our first PILOT episode is down below in this POST, but you can also head here to listen!

 

Q: When is the show going to be available on iTunes?

A: Soon (not ™). That answer also applies to Stitcher and Google Play.

 

Q: How can we get updates?

A: Follow us on TWITTER for the latest updates!

 

Q: Will you talk about Video Games?

A: Yep

 

Q: Will you talk about my favorite movies like Star Wars and Marvel stuff?

A: Yep

 

Q: Will you talk about Cosplay?

A: Yep, look…. We’re going to talk about it all, and we’re going to learn a lot about this stuff we are talking about!

 

Q: What if I want to email you?

A: Email us at dadbeards@gmail.com

 

Q: When do you plan on releasing new episodes and on what day?

A: We will start releasing new episodes on Friday May 5th, and plan to have a release with 2 – 3 new episodes, so you can BINGE if you want! After that we plan for a new episode every week.

We are super stoked to do this show, and we hope you are as well!

Major Changes At Spazbot Studios

Spazbot Studios Changes

I founded Spazbot Studios in 2014 with a few simple guidelines. I wanted to work with Awesome People, and we wanted to produce really good shows. That was pretty much it. Over the years, we shifted the focus to building an audience. We ended up building a community of terrific listeners and viewers. This year we celebrated our two year anniversary, and we broke new records across the board in terms of engagement. There are a lot of reasons to be grateful. We certainly are grateful.

However, sometimes change happens, and change is coming to Spazbot Studios.

I (Mick Montgomery) am stepping down as Executive Producer and Co-Host of Both The Starting ZoneStormcast. That is probably very shocking for a lot of you, and there will be a lot of questions. Hopefully, I can answer them in THIS BLOG POST that I put up over on my personal site. So, feel free to check it out. Rest assured, I am stepping down for all the right reasons.

Josh “Another Notch” Cornwell is also stepping down as Co-Host of Stormcast. Notch joined the show in 2014, and he was an integral part of the show’s rise to one of the top Podcasts on iTunes for Heroes of the Storm. Notch’s hard work on his personal stream attracted the attention of several companies and gaming studios. He made the tough decision to pull back from the Heroes of the Storm scene this year and focus on different games. In the end, that was the best decision for him, and his career has benefitted from that decision. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank Notch for ALL his hard work on Stormcast. He is a terrific person to work with. We wish him the very best. I am glad to call him my friend, and I am happy for all the good things coming his way.

Alt from Alternative Chat will also step away from her Producers / Co-Host Duties for The Starting Zone, when I end my run on the show. Alt came to The Starting Zone at a crucial time in the show’s history. She brought a tremendous about of talent and a powerful voice and years of play experience to the show. The show was better because of it. She has her own goals to pursue, and in many ways I am excited to see her continue on with her own projects moving ahead. She has a tremendous passion for World of Warcraft and the people who play it. It has been a pleasure and an honor to create the show with her.

So, what will happen to The Starting Zone and Stormcast? Is this the end? I know it would seem that way to you folks. I have been the stable voice of each show since they launched.

Details are being worked out for each show moving forward. As Executive in Charge at Spazbot Studios, I would love to see them continue on in some way shape or form. So, we are working out the logitics internally at this time with the hope that each show will move forward with New Co-Hosts. We are not ready to make any official announcements. However, all hosting changes will be wrapped up before August 18th, 2016.

Stormcast will have (2) more shows. This week on August 3rd, Dills and Mick will be joined by Special Guest Jon Jagger. Then Notch will return for one Final Show on August 8th, 2016. After that, we don’t know yet.

The Starting Zone has several as of yet un-released episodes, which will be coming out over the course of the next three weeks. The Date of my last official shows in un-determined at this time, but most likely it will be before August 18th, 2016. After that, we don’t know yet.

I will continue to Executive Produce and Host Dead Fans Talking & Super Heroic. Schedules for those shows will remain in tact. I may take a temporary hiatus from them, but I anticipate that by mid September everything will be right back on track.

I understand that for many of you this is not the news you were hoping to read about the Studio. I understand a lot of you will have a ton of feelings and questions. You can obviously reach out to me on twitter or send me an email. Whichever you prefer. Just know this. These changes are the result of great things that have happened over the last several months. I will share more details soon.

Also, I think in order for Spazbot Studios to grow, I need to take a step back from production, and allow other talented people to step forward and start creating good content. I think the future for Spazbot Studios in yet to be written. Perhaps some of the best content is still yet to have been made. Time will tell.

Lastly, I want to THANK ALL OF YOU! I want to thank you for your support of the Studios! Your kind thoughts, awesome feedback, and participation have been the reason we have been able to do what we have done in the last two years and change. Thank you so very much for being the best damn group of Spazbots a guy could ever want.

Spazbot Studios Official Discord!

 

Spazbot Discord Banner 2016v1

This maybe the WEIRDEST title we have ever written for a Blog Post, but it is true. So, first off, there is not some sort of staff rebellion going on. Long Story Short, we now have a Spazbot Studios DISCORD which you can access by going to spazbotstudios.com/discord.

“What the heck is Discord?” you ask.

Let me explain what DISCORD is first, and that will clarify a few things! I will also apologize up front, because this will be the most tech nerd blog post ever.

A Lot of Gamers will know about voice apps like Ventrillo or Mumble. Small discreet apps that connect you to a voice server so you can chat with your fellow players as you play games have been around for years. Now you console gamers will no doubt say, “Wait is this like XBOX LIVE voice chat?” Yes, it is exactly like that, but for PC users.

Last year a new company jumped into the fray with an app that was both web based and local client based. It also incorporated another pretty cool feature, text channels like the app SLACK. Slack is a text based communication tool billed a replacement for email. Is it really? No, but we use that too for internal stuff at Spazbot Studios. It is neat. The last cool feature was the mobile apps for your phone. This company is DISCORD.

Essentially Discord does a couple of things well. It allows us to have a place for folks to meet and chat while they play games. It gives a place for folks to talk to us without using twitter or email. And lastly, it essentially gives us a FORUM Site without having an actual forum site, which I find to be gross. Anyway! This is yet another community facing tool. A place for you to hang out and have some fun, and interface with us! We look forward to getting to know you even more!

Spazbot Studios 2015 Annual Report

Spazbot Studios Annual Report 2015

Our Humble Little New Media Production Company will turn 2 years old this February 2016. It seems crazy to think that we have been at this now for two years, producing content, developing new shows, writing shows on a weekly basis, etc. Time has really seemed to flown by in our brief history. I can remember building this very website for the first time in 2014. I remember the launch of Dead Fans Talking the first official NEW Spazbot Studios Show! So, many things have happened since then, and it has been an amazing journey. We have succeeded. We have failed. We have learned some things. We have celebrated. We have met some wonderful people. More after the jump!

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Enjoy Your Holidays & Happy New Year!

Spazbot Holiday 2015

Howdy Spazbots! We have a had a tremendous year at Spazbot Studios! Wow, so much incredible moments! We had an awesome Holiday Show to close out the year, and we are still putting out new episodes this week from STORMCAST and SUPER HEROIC! However, after our last Podcast Drops in 2015 we are done until the new year! Here is when we will return!

Stormcast will record LIVE 1/5/2015 @ 8pm PST and episode 77 will be released later that week!

The Starting Zone will record LIVE 1/10/2015 @ 9am PST and Episode 142 will make it into the wild later that week!

Super Heroic will record LIVE 1/10/2015 @ 8:30pm PST and new Episodes will be released later that week!

Dead Fans Talking will resume in 2015, but at a still undetermined time frame, but potentially mid-January!

A Very Special Year End SPAZBOT SIGNAL will go up on or YouTube Channel During the Holiday Break and it will be available on all the Podcast Feeds in Audio Format!

As for the GAP, well, we need to rest our engines, spend time with family and friends and just take a break! We also have to make sure the TABLE is set for an awesome 2016! Stand By for more Good Shows by Good People!

THE SUPER AWESOME FANTASTIC SPAZBOT HOLIDAY SHOW 2015!

Spazbot Holiday Show 2015

 

We are so excited to wrap up an AMAZING 2015 with a VERY SPECIAL SPAZBOT EVENT! That is right! For the first time ever, we bring you fine folks the “SUPER AWESOME FANTASTIC HOLIDAY SHOW”!

The Show will take place December 12th, 2015 @ 7:30pm PST and it will broadcast LIVE from out Twitch Channel! http://twitch.tv/spazbotstudios!

This amazing show features your favorite HOSTS FROM EVERY SINGLE Spazbot Studios Show! OH, AND PRIZES! That’s right there will be amazing Prizes that we give away to PEOPLE IN OUR CHAT ROOM! Our good friends at Jinx.com and Gunnar Optiks have hooked us up with some AMAZING prizes for our awesome listeners and viewers! We will be giving away!

  • A JINX.COM GIFT BUNDLE!
  • A PAIR OF GUNNAR OPTIKS PPK GLASSES!
  • ORIGINAL AWESOME ARTWORK BY TYLER RIVERS
  • AND SOME OTHER FUN STUFF FROM FUNKO!

We have had a truly amazing year, and we want to celebrate all of this awesome WITH YOU. Don’t Worry! We know not ALL of you awesome SPAZBOTS can join us that night, no worries! We do not want you to miss out on a chance to get some PHAT LOOT! We are going to give away a pair of GUNNAR OPTIKS PPK Glasses to one of you folks as well! All you have to do is simply send an email, tweet or leave a facebook comment for ANY of your favorite Spazbot Shows (Stormcast, The Starting Zone, Dead Fans Talking or Super Heroic)! Use the Hashtag #SpazbotHoliday and you will be entered to win a Free Pair of Gunnar Optiks PPK Glasses! 

We want to celebrate at truly fun and amazing year of Growth for Spazbot Studios! This is our HOLIDAY PARTY! SO COME OUT AND HAVE FUN WITH US! Oh and afterwards, if you want to hang out and play some Heroes of the Storm Matches, we will be doing that with some of our awesome listeners! Thanks for making 2015 such a great year! Come Join us for the Celebration!

 

 

Blizzcon 2015 Coverage Will Happen!

Blizzcon Graphic!

If you are a fan of Blizzard Entertainment Games, and believe that we are BIG FANS, then this coming weekend’s festivities are one of the highlights of the year for you! This year Blizzcon will happen November 6th – 7th @ The Anaheim Convention Center and we are mobilizing the SPAZBOTS IN MASSE to conver the event and present some awesome Audio and Video Content for you folks!

STORMCAST 

Mick Montgomery, Willie “Dills” Gregory and Notch will be attending the conference and doing LIVE Panel at World of Podcasts this year @ 6:30pm PST! Some come and watch that! It’s taking place at the Hilton Hotel across from the Convention Center!

Also, The Guys from Stormcast will record a show LIVE from the FLOOR OF BLIZZCON which will be released by Sunday November 8th!

Expect some LIVE TWEETING as well from the guys about Heroes of the Storm!

THE STARTING ZONE

Mick Montgomery will also cover all things World of Warcraft, and he will definitely be in attendance at the WELL PLAYED PARTY hosted by the Convert to Raid Guild on Friday, Nov. 6th from 7pm – 11pm!

Fellow Starting Zone Contributors will be on-hand as well including, Jason Lucas & Spencer Downey to check out the Panels and report back! Even some of the Crew for Super Heroic will be attending and helping out with coverage, so expect reports from Darrell Goodwin and David Troy!

A LIVE from the FLOOR OF BLIZZCON Podcast Will be recorded and distributed by Sunday November 8th!

Lastly, Mick Montgomery will do the SPAZBOT SIGNAL from Blizzcon as well, so look out for that on YOUTUBE sometime during the Convention!

You can also expect a BEVY of Content Creators and Fellow Podcasters to do interviews and share their thoughts on BLIZZCON 2015! This should be a REALLY fun event and we hope you enjoy our coverage!