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#526 - "Dan Aykroyd Appreciation and Canada Day" - July 1, 2019

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On this, the day which celebrates the birth of Dan Aykroyd and the unification of the colonies to become Canada, it occurred to us (Chris) we’ve never done a Dan Aykroyd appreciation clip show. And this simply can’t go another year without being done. Yes, yes, we know about that talented and handsome guy who was just cast in the new Ghostbusters (2020) film, and we’ll be talking about him next week. But this week, it’s all about two things that are beloved by all: Dan Aykroyd and Canada (and possibly vodka, if we’re allowing space for a bonus entry).

#524 - "Fan Fest Post-Mortem" - June 17, 2019

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This week on the show, wrapping up Fan Fest (sorta) with Troy and Chris’ thoughts on the event and their experiences as well as your voicemails about the weekend. First up, Troy and Chris do their best to recap the day(s) with some of the highs and lows, and some of the hopeful lessons learned by the Wizard World folks if they ever attempt another similar event. Then, in the second half of the show, listeners called in large numbers to talk about the convention and we have the first part of your voicemails. Next week, we’ll play those we weren’t able to get to, not to worry!

#515 - "200th Episode Celebration" - April 15, 2019

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This week is our 200th episode! Yeah, we can’t believe it either. After a quick update on the latest Fan Fest and Ghostbusters (2020) news, Chris and Troy take a walk down memory lane with some clips of their favorite episodes: Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Rick Moranis, Michael C. Gross, Violet Ramis Stiel, Sean Bishop, Alex Langley, and a whole lot more are all here! Plus, you were all kind enough to send in some thoughts on your favorite episodes and themes throughout the years, so we have your well-wishes and voicemails too!

#503 - "Ghostbusters 2020 Revealed" - January 21, 2019

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This week on the show, discussion and analysis of the surprise announcement that Jason Reitman is making a live-action Ghostbusters film for release next year! We’ll split our discussion into things we absolutely know from the announcement, discussion about the surprise teaser/announcement trailer, and then talk our speculation and hopes and dreams for the film. Will it be a bittersweet return to the original Ghostbusters universe? Will we get glimpses of anything from Answer the Call? What does this mean for the animated movie and Fan Fest? All that and more in Troy and Chris’ discussion - - then, stay tuned for all of your awesome voicemails. Listeners called in droves to discuss the surprise and we’ve got all your feedback here on the show!

#444 - "Ghostbusters 3... Again" - November 19, 2018

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This week on the show: Dan Aykroyd talks Ghostbusters 3 on Dan Rather (again), the Ectomobile is filming downtown, the ol’ 23 lives again, and more! First up, audio and comments on Dan Aykroyd’s revelation that Ghostbusters 3 is yet again being scripted by an unknown creative team and a reunion is once again possible. Then, what was being filmed in downtown Los Angeles this past week that involved the classic Ectomobile? Next up, the ol’ 23 Fire Station, which served as the interiors for the Ghostbusters HQ in the original two films is finally scheduled for refurb, how and when will it happen? All that plus regrouping on Ghostbusters Crossing Over and Lin Manuel Miranda’s son showing his musical talents using the Ghostbusters them on this week’s show!

#426 - "Battle Royale" - July 9, 2018

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This week on the show, some odds and ends that we've missed over the past week or so! First up, a little discussion on a Ghostbusters junket from way back in 1984, some social media chat (including the full Ghost Corps logo reveal), new Rubies offerings, updates on Wizard World conventions, an exploration on Vigo the Carpathian's influences, and a great story from the Circle City Ghostbusters about Ernie Hudson. Also, what's a thirst trap, and what does it have to do with Dan Aykroyd? Join us as a couple old guys try to figure it out.

#413 - "The Voicemail Vault" - April 2, 2018

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This week on the show: a couple quick news items, a remote check-in from Chris in Italy, and we're opening up the listener voicemail vault. First up, news about an Ecto Crank fundraiser, Bobby Brown forgetting the lyrics to On Our Own, and Dan Aykroyd narrating a piece of Canadian history. Then, Chris checks in from Italy where he's met up with GB Max and has submitted a field report. Finally, we open up our voicemail vault to some of the more... interesting messages that our listeners have left for us. We told you that we're always here to listen or be a shoulder to cry on, and you took us up on the offer!

#346 - "The Not Ready for the Hall of Fame Players" - November 27, 2017

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Look out, TV Hall of Fame, here come the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players. After a quick update on the latest news including Blitzway's Ecto-1 going up for pre-order and Paul Feig's latest comments about the 2016 film, join us to celebrate Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtain, Loraine Newman, Chevy Chase and Garrett Morris as they were inducted into the TV Hall of Fame this past week. Surprisingly, Bill Murray was also on-hand for the celebration and had a few very sentimental words to say.

#343 - "Proton Packs and Ghostbusters High" - November 6, 2017

This week on the show, Chris and Troy focus on two discussion topics: Aykroyd's comments on Ghostbusters in high school for Netflix and Anovos announcing a new high-end pack replica. Both announcements elicited equally similar responses, and both aspects of the response are discussed this week on the show. Has Akyroyd lost his mind, or are his outlandish ideas responsible for the property we know and love? Is Anovos in the wrong for announcing a pack replica right on the heels of shipping another kit, or is this something totally different? Tune in for the discussion.

#342 - "More Stranger Things" - October 30, 2017

This week on the show, sneakers, comics, and Stranger Things! First up, an update on Ghostbusters Answer the Call #1 from IDW Comics, then Bill Murray is EVERYWHERE and we have tons of great audio to prove it, then stick around for a whole lot of Stranger Things and Ghostbusters discussion including chat about the Reebok sneaker release event, the crossover of Ghostbusters and Stranger Things and a whole lot more!

#341 - Halloween 2017 Spooktactular - October 23, 2017

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It's that time of the year again, Mix Master Chris Stewart returns with another mix tape to entertain, frighten, and chill you to the bone... enjoy the sounds of Halloween, a few special guest surprises, and a whole lot more on this year's Spooktacular episode!

#338 - "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - October 2, 2017

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Halloween time is here! Chris and Troy celebrate in the only way they know how, talking Ghostbusters! This week on the show: Dan Aykroyd's comments about the future of the Ghostbusters franchise, Lootcrate has some special items coming this month, Diamond Select reveals their next line-up release date, the Peter Venkman jumpsuits sold for a ridiculous amount at auction, a rapid-fire of fan news, and a whole lot more. All this, plus Chris does his best Robert Goulet impression!

#322 - "Ghostbusters Day 2017" - June 12, 2017

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This week on the show, we're giving you a two-hour stuffed episode to catch up on Ghostbusters Day 2017 and comments from Dan Aykroyd. You know, those comments. In the first half of the show, the boys talk excitement about the return of Bob and Doug (and Rick Moranis because of it) with a star-studded SCTV reunion fundraiser happening in Toronto, all of the Ghostbusters Day announcements that you may have missed in the chaos including Ivan Reitman's comments about the future of Ghostbusters, the reveal of Ghostbusters VR's second chapter, a slew of new merchandise and more. In the second half of the show, we unpack Dan Aykroyd's comments about Ghostbusters: Answer the Call on London's Sunday Brunch and the reaction those comments caused. Plus, we throw to your voicemails on the topic. Grab a snack, it's a long one!

#321 - "Personal Appearances" - June 5, 2017

This week on the show, Ghostbusters Day preparation, Playmobil promotion, and a WHOLE lot of personal appearance info for the cast of Ghostbusters. Bill Murray is cutting an album and crossing bridges, Ernie Hudson is going to Saskatoon, Dan Aykroyd is traveling abroad, Leslie Jones is hosting the BET awards, and the Circle City Ghostbusters have a pretty full dance card. It's the calm before the storm, join us won't you?

#318 - "Zuul: Destroyer of Shins" - May 15, 2017

This week on the show, we're breaking down the announcement that Zuul is real - and it's a fossilized dinosaur! But before the boys dive into that, first some discussion about the 35th Anniversary (don't worry, you still have time to make your party plans), Extreme Ghostbusters and a VICE article chatting about how it got diversity right, and a little bit about those custom NES New Ghostbusters II cartridges that have been making the rounds on the internet. All that plus a great listener letter and voicemail on this week's Crossrip!

#314 - Ivan Reitman and Special Guest Dan Aykroyd - April 17, 2017

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Your ocular receptacles are not deceiving you! This week on the show, we're incredibly honored to be joined by none other than Ivan Reitman, the Director and Producer of Ghostbusters himself. And since this is our 100th episode of podcasting, we have a special treat as a bonus: a quick chat with Dan Aykroyd as well! Join us as we talk about the state of comedy, the longevity of Ghostbusters, and the what the future holds on yet another jam-packed edition of the Crossrip!

#313 - "Carrier Hawks" - April 10, 2017

This week on the show: messages from carrier hawks, Crystal Head Vodka lawsuits and Hugo Awards (oh, my)! First up on the show, we revisit last week's Ghostbusters 101 Cyclotron roundtable for a few follow-up discussion points from Michael Tanaka, keeper of Ghostbusters lore-extraordinaire. Next, Troy and Chris chat about Ghostbusters Answer the Call's Hugo Award nomination and the fierce competition it faces. Finally, Dan Aykroyd emerged victorious from one of the most dramatic court room dramas since some of the best episodes of Law and Order - and Troy will excitedly attempt to recount the tale. All that plus Chris chats about the VFX magazine from the Ghostbusters Resurrection podcasters as promised from last week's show. Pour a Crystal Head-based beverage and join us!

#303 - "Cannonball" - January 30, 2017

On this week's Crossrip: IDW updates, Dan Aykroyd's tribute to Carrie Fisher, merch news and more! First up, updating you (as best we can) about the release date of IDW Comics' Ghostbusters Annual plus discussion on the sneak previews of the upcoming Ghostbusters 101. Plus, have you heard about the new IDW hardcover coming out? We really dig the name. Also Troy and Chris chat about Dan Aykroyd's tribute to Carrie Fisher in Empire Magazine, talk about the thirteen-minute preview of the Cleanin' Up the Town documentary, chat merch news, and discuss the incoming next generation of fandom.

#225 - Alex Langley/Psychology of Ghostbusters - June 13, 2016

This week on the show, we're joined by psychology professor and author of the Geek Handbook, Alex Langley. Alex joins us to chat a little about the in-world psychology of Ghostbusters (ie. the phrase "I ain't afraid of no ghosts" and how humor helps disarm stressful situations, why the hell do crowds gather around the hellmouth where the world might be ending?), then chats a little about the general social media response to the new Ghostbusters, the very polarized views, and introduces Troy and Chris to the concept of "weaponized nostalgia." We also talk with Alex a bit about the benefits and the detriments of having these extended adolescences, purchasing toys and playing dress up as adults. This is one you won't want to miss. Stick around afterward for the latest news including a Ghostbusters Day roundup, (sort of) results of the Loot Crate contest, Jimmy Kimmel guests both old and new in celebration of the new movie and Ghostbusters Day, Ivan Reitman on the KROQ Kevin & Bean show talking about Ghostbusters old and new, featurettes give us a better idea of the new Ghostbusters characters (and a taste of Fall Out Boy's new theme), new LEGO Dimensions packs announced including a Ghostbusters (2016) story, that plus a whole lot more on another jam-packed episode!

#207 - "The End of the World Super Spectacular Special Show!" - February 14, 2016

We have a trailer! Well, a trailer FOR the trailer! We've got a special show planned for you to celebrate the Trailer Announcement that also just so happens to be on the date aliens in Paramus, NJ predicted would be the end of the world! Join Troy and Chris for a breakdown of the trailer announcement and perhaps some clues within for the future of what's to come. Then the boys will talk all the merchandise news that's fit to print because this week also is the New York International Toy Fair - Legos, fan clubs, Funko Pop Vinyls, there's a whole slew of good stuff coming that we finally got to see. Then, Cleanin' Up the Town's Kickstarter campaign happened in between recording sessions, and with it came a new trailer that the boys'll chat about. Also, great news out of Chicago as Second City has announced the Harold Ramis Film School opening in September, and there's a familiar name in charge of it. Finally, we'll get to everyone's fantastic (and fun) feedback to the Death and Taxes article discussed last week, including a guest appearance from the guys at Ghostbusters Resurrection. This is a CAN'T MISS episode of the Crossrip, especially considering the world might be coming to an end, join us for the last moments won't you?