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#447 - "Ghostbusters Shopping Network Year Four" - December 10, 2018

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Ghostbusters fans of the world, need gift ideas this holiday season? Don’t worry, Santa’s favorite helper Chris has a wide variety of ideas for even the fan who may seem to have everything. And no, this year’s gift ideas aren’t all things with the No-Ghost logo adorned upon them, this year Chris has some great ideas for gifts that might be enjoyed by those of you who love Ghostbusters - that’s right, it’s like an algorithm BUT HUMAN. Mind blown! Tune in for ideas for gift giving (and, who are we kidding, perhaps a few that you wouldn’t mind receiving).

#430 - "Who Are These Guys/Ghostbusters Crossing Over #5" - August 6, 2018

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This week on the show, getting to know you (again), Ghostbusters World, slot machines, and IDW Comics talk for Crossing Over #5! First up, Troy and Chris would like to give you another little introduction to themselves, just in case you're a relative newcomer to the show. Who are these guys and why have they been talking about Ghostbusters for so long? Then in the news, we're talking about IGT's Ghostbusters 4D slot machines, Ghostbusters World possibly coming sooner than we think and more! Then, in the second half of the show, join us for discussion on the fifth issue of IDW Comics' excellent Crossing Over event! Spoilers are abound, so beware.

#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.

#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!

#336 - "Ghostbusters: A Movie About Nothing" - September 18, 2017

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Listen to this, Jerry - it's a movie about nothing. No really. We'll explore Patrick Willems' video that posits Ghostbusters was a film essentially about nothing. What did he mean by that, and can we offer a rebuttal? Find out this week. Also on the show: the Ghostbusters Ectomobile Owner's Workshop Manual gets a preview, the Ghostbusters of North Carolina get some screentime, Ghostbusters pinball is coming to your consoles, and could a proton pack be effective against Pennywise? (Due to technical difficulties, Troy sounds like he's broadcasting from a submarine somewhere off the coast of California. Apologies.)

#327 - "San Diego Comic-Con 2017" - July 17, 2017

This week on the show, speculating what may happen at the IDW/Ivan Reitman Ghostbusters panel at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. Plus, The Void just got a brand new investor, poor Katie Dippold broke out in hives around this time last year, Scott Campbell's artwork becomes a rare SDCC collectable, particle physicist Janet Conrad discusses her contribution to Ghostbusters, SyFy Wire chooses Janosz Poha as their Chosen One of the Day, and an oral history of Meatballs in Vanity Fair.

#308 - "Lost Scenes Found" - March 6, 2017

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This week on the show, catching up on a few weeks worth of news in one show! The boys talk about the recently found lost scenes including the fabled Fort Detmerring sequence, Toy Fair 2017 news including Diamond Select's Ghostbusters II announcements, Bill Murray chatting GB3, a few Answer the Call tidbits including the destiny of the Egon Spengler bust, Maurice LaMarche talks Real Ghostbusters, and the top ten reasons Ghostbusters II is an underrated classic.

#306 - "Tenant's Legal Rights" - February 20, 2017

This week on the show, it's the calm before the storm. This weekend is the International Toy Fair in New York, plus a whole bunch of news is on the horizon. So Troy and Chris take this opportunity to talk nerdy about Dana Barrett's apartment and how it may have fared after the interdimensional crossrip that occurred there. Are you legal required to tell a potential tenant that a building had a 50-foot marshmallow man climb it and two of its previous occupants were possessed by demonic dogs?

#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!

#224 - BBQ Films/Lenny Platt, Gabriel Rhoads and Lauren Lickus - June 6, 2016

This week on the Crossrip, we're joined by the minds behind BBQ Films' experience in Brooklyn, New York: Lenny Platt, Gabriel Rhoads, and Lauren Lickus! Plus a contest sponsored by Loot Crate! But in the first hour, catching up on the latest news (because there's a whole lot) - a new single by Elle King for the new Ghostbusters film was released as part of the new soundtrack announcement, Troy and Chris dissect all the news there. Global Ghostbusters Day is coming up on June 8th, the guys run down everything that entails including old and new cast members meeting in one place on the Jimmy Kimmell Live show this coming Wednesday. Chris is SUPER caffeinated and excited to have gotten his first batch of Cryptozoic trading cards, so buckle up because he's going to break it down. The boys talk about that Dan Aykroyd comment and a certain TV spot as well as Tom Zhou's breakdown of the trailer editorial. Lots of merch news including Mattel exclusives and puzzles galore. Stay tuned for news about how you can win a free limited edition Ghostbusters Loot Crate and then in our second hour, hear how a warehouse in Brooklyn was transformed for the ultimate Ghostbusters experience by the team at BBQ Films!

#223 - "Old-Time Ecto-Cooler Hooch" - May 30, 2016

The 32nd Anniversary of the original Ghostbusters is upon us and there's lots to talk about both classic and new. Join Troy and Chris as they chat Fathom Events, the return of Ecto-Cooler and a discussion on how it still tastes (especially when combined with other mixers), Ghostbusters International #5 from IDW Comics, chatting about that second Ghostbusters (2016) international trailer, the four new leads from the 2016 film showed up on Ellen for an entertaining interview, we'll play you some of the highlights including casting, action figures, and Chris Hemsworth, discussion on the Empire Magazine articles and a few gems hidden within them (including the return of Ghostbusters: Hellbent?), National Tyre's contest to send folks in the UK to New York City, then a rapid-fire merch round-up with Macy's, Diamond Select, Ecto-Mini cheat codes, Cryptozoic, and much more!

#210 - "It's Miller Time! with Monster Party" - February 29, 2016

Celebrate Leap Day with an all-new Miller Time with the podcasters of Monster Party! Troy and Chris sit down with the fearless four of Monster Party, Matt Weinhold, Shawn Sheridan, Larry Strothe and James Gonis to find out how they got started in the podcasting realm, have become masters of the horror genre in your ear-holes, and get their thoughts on Ghostbusters: why the original was so popular, why the sequel failed to live up to that potential, the merchandising onslaught that resulted, and what they think (for better or worse) about the upcoming Ghostbusters (2016). All that plus a lot of Crystal Head Vodka and Defending Slimer's Life on our second Miller Time!

#122 - "IDW Ghostbusters Annual 2015 Discussion" - November 30, 2015

This week, Troy and Chris have the latest Ghostbusters news and talk in-depth about the IDW Ghostbusters Annual. First up, everybody look under your seats, you're all getting trademarks! You get a trademark, and you get a trademark! And Ecto-Cooler gets a trademark (again), what could it mean? Troy and Chris do a little speculating. Then we explore Tom Rothman's comments at the Paley Center as read in The Hollywood Reporter. You know THOSE comments about the new Ghostbusters movie. All that plus a Ghostheads, Zoobe, REAL! and Hollywood Collectables update on the biggest Ghostbusters podcast since 1909!

#102 - "We Found the Car" - July 13, 2015

On our second episode of the Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip, Troy and Chris take a look at the new Ectomobile for Paul Feig's Ghostbusters (2016), they spend a little time talking about casting announcements in the same film and some recent production highlights, talk about the first issue of IDW's Ghostbusters Get Real comic mini-series, and discuss anticipation for the Cryptozoic board game.