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#340 - Troy Benjamin/Author Ectomobile Owner's Workshop Manual - October 16, 2017

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This week on the show (well, and every week generally) we're joined by the author of the new Ghostbusters Ectomobile Owner's Workshop Manual, Troy Benjamin! Up first, the news in which we recap the Hollywood Forever cemetery screening of the original Ghostbusters movie, all of Loot Crate's goods that are only available for a couple more days, Saturday Morning Rewind's interview with Laura Summer, and THAT kiss on SNL. After the news, Chris interviews Troy about the new Ecto manual coming from Insight Editions - how the project came to be, what fans can expect inside, things that were left on the cutting room floor, and a whole lot more!

#305 - "The Upside Down" - February 13, 2017

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This week on the show: Stranger Things, SNL, Ghostbusters The Video Game, PKE Surge, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig news, and a really bizarre Snopes article. Intrigued? Join us, won't you?

#238 - Marie Hicks, Ph.D/Asst. Professor History of Technology - September 19, 2016

This week on the show we're joined by special guest, Marie Hicks, Ph.D - an Assistant Professor and Historian of Technology and Gender, and she might also happen to be the person that inflated a Stay Puft lawn decoration in her living room. We'll talk to her about the living room incident as well as discuss the social impact and debate that surrounded Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. But before that - news of course! This week marked the 30th Anniversary of The Real Ghostbusters originally airing, and the boys talk a bit about how they celebrated. Bill Murray is being honored by the Kennedy Center, Halloween is in the air (and so is all of the corresponding merchandise), and the Little Golden Books have hit the shelves! It's a jam-packed episode you won't want to miss! For more on Marie head to her website: www.mariehicks.net

#236 - Ghostbusters Answer the Call Blu-ray Discussion with Tyler Foster/Writer and Contributor for DVDTalk - September 5, 2016

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call is coming to Blu-ray (in a variety of Blu-ray formats) and it's jam-packed with bonus features, so we called in the big guns with Tyler Foster of DVDTalk to break it all down for us. But before the interview, as always a little bit of news including the re-release of Ghostbusters: ATC in theaters, Steve Johnson's new book, and Chris and Troy's revelation that they're about four issues behind on IDW's Ghostbusters International. Join us this holiday weekend, won't you?

#233 - "The Sky Is Falling! Everyone To The Lifeboats! (Not really.)" - August 15, 2016

This week on the show, Troy and Chris discuss the article that went 'round the world saying that Ghostbusters is heading for a loss of $70mil and the future of the franchise is in jeopardy... then goes on to say that an animated movie and series are on the way and a Sony rep told them their loss calculation was way off. Huh? Yeah, buckle up - this one's going to take a little bit of discourse. After that, a little news including the DVD/Blu-ray release date for Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, Leslie Jones at the Olympics, a Q&A with Kate McKinnon, and a merch round up (spoiler alert: we're really jealous of everyone in Japan).

#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!

#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!

#221a - Cyclotron: Ghostbusters (2016) "Trailer 6" Discussion and Breakdown

Bright and early this Wednesday morning, Sony Pictures dropped a surprise trailer on us all and boy Ned Ryerson was it a doozy. So many great new images, the original Ray Parker Jr. theme song kicking in, and there's that whole subtitle "Answer the Call" debate that we have a little inside information direct from the source. But it is a roundtable, this isn't some goofball reaction video on YouTube. We've gotta talk shop about this, in a spiritual sense of course - and we've brought in the best of the best of the best by teaming up with the awesome team at the Yes Have Some Podcast to join us. It's two podcasts for the price of none (yay free) with this special Cylotron that brings Troy and Chris together with Craig Goldberg, Abigail Gardner, and Jacob Walsh to dissect this trailer from start to finish. So what're you waiting for? The apocalypse? Check it!

#212 - "Is it Highlander II?" - March 14, 2016

Can you believe it's been eight whole episodes since our last proper Crossrip? Just a couple things going on. So join us for the first proper flagship show since episode 208 back in February as Troy and Chris catch you up on all the news that's fit to print. First up, some discussion on both the domestic and international trailers for Ghostbusters (2016), including a dissection of both trailers by the director himself in Verge and Empire Magazines. Paul Feig talked Ghostbusters on the Ellen Show and The Nightly Show with Larry Willmore chatted the newest controversy that has been surrounding the film. The viral marketing campaign begins with the Kenneth Higgins Institute, while Ecto Cooler prepares for its triumphant come back. Michael K. Williams talks his scenes with Slimer... oh, and the in-development Ghostbusters animated film has a new director! So much to catch up on, it's going to take an hour and a half to do it all, so get ready!

#211 - "Ghostbusters (2016) Trailer Listener Feedback" - March 7, 2016

We're turning the airwaves over to you, the listeners this week to get your responses to the Ghostbusters (2016) trailer. People from all over the world called in, some as remote as Antarctica (no joke) to give their thoughts on the trailer, what they liked, what they didn't, things that they're nervous about, things that they're not. Plus a British guy tells Star Wars to get bent! It's a great group discussion from a wide variety of folks all over the world on this week's Crossrip!

#210a - Cyclotron: Ghostbusters (2016) Trailer Discussion - March 4, 2016

The new trailer is here! The new trailer is here! Join us for the second (and largest yet) Cyclotron roundtable that dives into chatting about the trailer. Troy and Chris are joined by IDW Artist (Dapper) Dan Schoening, Georgia Ghostbusters Craig Goldberg and Abigail Gardner, and Ghostbuster of BC Evilyn13 to examine every nook and cranny of that trailer like an English Muffin, and through the process might reveal a thing or two that you hadn't noticed the first 200 times viewing it. Tone, humor, horror, design, and the master of comic panel easter eggs helps the group notice a thing or two deep within the frames, don't miss this one!

#208a - Bonus: Q&A with Paul Feig and Kate McKinnon at the Athena Film Festival - February 24, 2016

We're breaking into the Crossrip feed for a special bonus episode this week, Paul Feig was honored by the Athena Film Festival this past weekend and as part of the festivities, there was a fantastic moderated Q&A where Ghostbusters (2016) was talked about at length - far beyond the one or two quotations that the major media has picked up. The state of comedy, the origins and the intentions behind the new Ghostbusters, the importance of giving talented women the chance to succeed in the film business. Presented here are some highlights from the live Q&A that took place on the Athena Film Festival's live feed. For more, check out athenafilmfestival.com!

#202 - "Was It Posed?" - January 11, 2016

This week, Trailer Watch 2015-- er 16 continues as Troy and Chris keep watch on all the latest Ghostbusters (2016) news including some news on the merchandising front and the results of a Proton Charging poll (scientific or not, you'll want to hear what the results had to say). Then stick around for the latest on the IDW Ghostbusters International front, the new Ghostbusters redemption arcade game, and finally some updates on Cleanin' Up the Town - the all-new documentary on the making of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II!