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#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!

#434 - "Halifax Commercial and Wizard World Chicago Panel" - September 3, 2018

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This week on the show, discussing the Halifax commercial that bends space and time to insert a pitchman into the 1984 film and presenting the entirety of the Wizard World Chicago panel! First up in the news: Ghostbusters Dimension is leaving Madam Tussauds in New York City, Chris and Troy talk about the Halifax commercial which alters the 1984 film to sell contact-less credit cards, merch news including new offerings in card gaming and backpacking, and an update on Rick Moranis' first convention appearance in San Antonio. Then, in the second half of the show, our friends the Circle City Ghostbusters have been kind enough to share audio from Ivan Reitman and Ernie Hudson's panel at Wizard World Chicago. In the panel, they discuss the past, present and future of Ghostbusters and answer several questions from those in the audience.

#431 - "Tobin's Audio Guide: The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" - August 13, 2018

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This week on the show, we're opening Tobin's Audio Guide for the very first time! Stay tuned for a behind the scenes character exploration on one of the original film's most iconic characters, Mr. Stay Puft himself! From his origins in the story and screenplay, to how he was created by the special effects team at Boss Films, tune in for a 22-minute entry kicking off our Tobin's Audio Guide series!

#328 - "Comic-Con of Biblical Proportions" - July 24, 2017

Guys... this episode is ridiculously packed. This week, we're wrapping up all of this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con announcements, reveals, comments, questions, and more. Animated Movie in 2019? A live-action film coming in the near future? A Ghostbusters Answer the Call mini-series AND a TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover sequel from IDW? TONS of toys from Diamond Select. Blitzway's amazing 1/6 scale Ecto-1. Spirt Halloween costumes and proton packs... (take a breath) all of that PLUS a few other news items including the Toronto Second City return of Bob and Doug Mackenzie and more! Grab a snack, it's a long one!

#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.

#323 - "Venklin's McPizza" - June 19, 2017

This week on the show, VR, Ghostbusters International, slot machines, and horrifying misspellings. First, the boys chat about a few Ghostbusters Day odds and ends including the reaction to some of Ivan Reitman's comments on the future of the franchise, Reitman was also a guest at the E3 Expo talking virtual reality and we have some excerpts of that conversation, Diamond Select showed us a scale illustration of their firehouse diorama and gave us a breakdown of how many pieces will be included. All that and more on this week's Crossrip!

#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!

#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!

#311 - Jake Zim/SVP of Sony Virtual Reality - March 27, 2017

This week on the show, step into a virtual world as we talk to Jake Zim, the Senior Vice President of Sony Virtual Reality, about the new Ghostbusters VR experience on PS4! But first up, there's a whole lot of news - remembering Bernie Wrightson, discussing first impressions of IDW Comics' Ghostbusters 101, SNL going "live" across North America, Spacehunter is coming to Blu-ray (and why should you care?), and Heide Park Resort has started showing off their upcoming dark ride attraction. After the news at around the hour mark, stick around for Chris and Troy talking about their experience with the Ghostbusters VR on Playstation 4 and a brief discussion with Jake Zim of Sony VR about the new experience, the expansion of The Void Ghostbusters Dimension and a whole lot more!

#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?

#249 - "Ghostbusters International #11" - December 5, 2016

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This week on the show, all the latest news that's fit to print and a discussion about the conclusion of IDW Comics' "Ghostbusters International" series! First up, a little recap on the past couple weeks' events, some news on the Motiongate Dubai attraction, Ivan Reitman's comments about the future of the franchise (and his appearance on Canada's Smartest Person), a great article about the evolution of Slimer in Puppetry Journal, Violet Ramis Steel is writing a book about her father, the Ghostbusters of BC made a lucky kid's day, and a whole lot more! Then stick around for discussion on Ghostbusters International #11 and the exciting conclusion to the comic series that's spanned the globe!

#248 - "All By Myself" - November 28, 2016

Troy's flying solo this week, so we have a short mini-sode for you on the Crossrip. IDW's Ghostbusters International is coming to a close, Ivan Reitman is out there running with the torch talking about the future of Ghost Corps, and there's a whole lot of Black Friday/holiday season sales and merchandise out there to be had for Ghostbusters fans. And we'll do it all under 15 minutes, now that's economy!

#230 - "Ghostbusters: Answer the Call" - First Review and Analysis - July 25, 2016

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call is out in theaters and we're back with our regular format after the couple week hiatus! You've been asking for it, so after we catch up with the news and hear Troy and Chris' thoughts on the new film. After the latest news on box office, next steps, multiple interviews, Ghostheads' release, an onslaught of new merchandise, and more - the boys chat about their favorite easter eggs, callbacks, and the pluses and minuses after multiple viewings of the film. Then stay tuned for YOUR voicemails in response to the movie and everything going on in the world of Ghostbusters fandom (which, as we all know, is quite a lot)!

#229 - "Ghostbusters: Answer the Call World Premiere Coverage" - July 18, 2016

This week we're celebrating the release of a new Ghostbusters film with coverage from the "slime carpet" in Hollywood, CA. In a recap of the live-stream feed that was featured on the Ghost Corps Facebook page, join Troy and Chris from the red carpet as they talk to Paul Feig, Katie Dippold, Kate McKinnon, Karan Soni, Bess Ross, Ray Parker Jr., Ernie Hudson, Chris Hardwick, No Small Children, and more! Special thanks to Eric Reich and Katie Lovick for all of their help and hospitality and for making this show possible... and to Ivan Reitman, sorry that we made you sound like a chipmunk on the livestream, we blame Facebook 100%.

#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!

#214 - "Ghostbusters on the March!" - March 28, 2016

So much news. So, so much news everywhere. Join Troy and Chris as they try to run it all through the spaghetti strainer to make sure you only get the al dente goodness. Kevin Smith talked international Ghostbusters (2016) trailer and brings up a couple more good points worth discussion, the Boston Herald ran an article on the theoretical science advisor to the new film (SEND US YOUR THESIS, DR. MAXWELL - did it work?), the Russo's version of Ghostbusters is dead, wait what wasn't it only in pre-lim development? How about some details on Cryptozoic's Ghostbusters II themed board game. All that and news on Dubai's Motiongate park and the new Activision mobile game.

#210b - Bonus: Ghost Corps Trailer Event Q&A - March 5, 2016

This past Wednesday, Sony and Ghost Corps opened their studio lot doors to fans to show them the new Ghostbusters (2016) trailer, during that event a Q&A was held with Ivan Reitman, Paul Feig and Katie Dippold to discuss the new film and beyond. Thanks to the folks at Sony and Ghost Corps, the Crossrip is so glad to share that Q&A experience with everyone. Now that you've seen the trailer, share in the experience that a lucky few were able to have in Los Angeles and listen to the three main architects of the reinvigorated franchise discuss their creative decisions, their love and respect for the originals, and a variety of questions asked by the fans!

#203 - "Paul Feig Is Not In Charge of the Cupcakes" - January 18, 2016

This week, the Crossrip remembers David Margulies ("Mayor Lenny Clotch") and catches up on all the news that's fit for another podcast. Trailer Watch 2016 continues as no Ghostbusters (2016) trailer is in sight, but there's a whole lot of licensing news to talk about including Mattel action figures, Rubies Halloween costumes and a big event that took place in London this past week put on by the Rocket Licensing folks. Sounds boring? It wasn't - a good chunk of new props/gear from the 2016 film was on display and Troy and Chris feel like speculating on everything we saw. Ghost Corps wants you to know that you'll be able to have a Lazer Aventura at a Six Flags near you (and wants your franchise patches for a brand new display in their shiny offices)! Want to see GB16 early? Make a bid on IfOnly's charitable fundraising effort for a private screening before anyone else gets to see it. Want to hear some anecdotes we never knew about Ray Parker Jr.'s iconic Ghostbusters theme song and the music video that accompanied it? ScreenCrush had a great article that the boys will discuss. All that, plus a couple hashtags to use in the weeks coming on an all-new Crossrip!

#118 - "It's Miller Time! with the Ghostbusters of British Columbia" - November 2, 2015

This week: our first Miller Time with a franchise! Troy and Chris sit down for beers with the Ghostbusters of British Columbia to find out what makes them tick in the first of what we hope are many more Miller Times to come. But first, some news including the OFFICIAL reveal of the LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse, a little chat on Ghostheads: The Documentary, Ivan Reitman's interview with Salon, and that bonkers Deadspin article on the man behind Vigo the Carpathian.

#106 - Mataio Wilson/Cryptozoic Entertainment & Luna X Mars - August 10, 2015

This week on the Crossrip, news on a National Lampoon documentary "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead," the 2016 Ghostbusters pay Tufts Medical Center a visit, Ivan Reitman makes a statement  to clarify his "just noise" comments about future Ghostbusters film development. Then stay tuned for two, count 'em two, interviews! Mataio Wilson, the Associate Game Designer behind Cryptozoic Entertainment's Ghostbusters: The Board Game coming this October. After that, we chat with pinup model and New Hampshire Ghostbuster Luna X Mars about her experience as a background extra on Paul Feig's Ghostbusters (2016) - - don't worry, it's spoiler-free!

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