Useless Drivel – Lightning in a Metal Gear Bottle

Useless Drivel Murder DogNow, we aren’t the best podcast on the block. There are those out there that have these things called “structure” and “organization” and others that engage in “fact-checking” and “professionalism” but, hey, that’s just not our style. What we do have is an unflinching dedication to (almost) always release an episode every week, come Hell, high-water, or babies. So, join your hosts this week as they discuss hipsters, the homeless, murder-dogs, and a little thing we like to call Gateway 2015! It’s good times the size of Jaegers vs. Kaijus, so sync up in the drift, cause it’s about to get rough on a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!

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Useless Drivel – Run for your life… or not…

running sucksIf there’s two things we don’t do here at MITC Productions, it’s run and fact check.  This is probably pretty obvious for the regular listeners, as they allow Robert and Matt to speak winded words into their microphones on a weekly (usually) basis.  For the causal listener, this week is no different.  Join your hosts as they discuss the things that don’t really matter to most of this world, at least this week.  Rarely correct and usually awkward, it’s time for another episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point.

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Episode 90 – Villains: Part Ni

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No one ever grows up wanting to be the bad guy.  It’s always “be nice” and “do good deeds” and “don’t break windows and set ant hills on fire,” but c’mon!  Where’s the fun in all of that?  More and more often, villains in all genres and media seem to be getting the spotlight, and sometimes even outshining their do-gooder counterparts in the process. Join us this week as we revisit and expand on our original conversation about the bad guys we love to hate.  So butch up that resumé, practice your piloting skills, and stock up on eye patches and antibiotics as you settle in for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 55 – Movies That Scared Us as Kids

One person’s scary movie is often another person’s comedy, but, being a kid in the 80’s meant you were pretty much on the same page with everyone else when it came squirming in your seat and being afraid of the dark.  Join us this week as we discuss the movies that kept us awake at night when we were kids.  Most are familiar, some a little less so, and there might be one or two in there that make you think, WTF!?!  So, be sure you’ve got a swimming buddy, make sure to keep that night light on, and whatever you do DON’T RUN UPSTAIRS as you settle in for an all new episode of Monkey in the Cage.

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Are Horror Settings the Best Settings?

Last week, we delved into the topic of Horror in Gaming on the podcast, so, in the spirit of Halloween and in keeping with our creepy theme for the month I figured I would revisit my “Are *blank* Settings the Best Settings” opinions and go a little more in-depth into my thoughts on the topic.  Also, the fact that we’ve restarted Karen’s World of Darkness / Hunter: The Vigil game, it seems to be more than appropriate.

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A Q&A with Hugh Howey, Author of the Popular Self Published Work “Wool”

Hugh Howey is best known for his series of Novelettes that resulted in the Wool Omnibus Edition a self published, and still ongoing, series on Amazon. This Omnibus spent a span of time at the number one mark on Amazon’s Bestselling Science Fiction list and is currently sitting at number 7, months after its debut. The individual Novelettes all took their turn as well. The most unique aspect of it all is, every one of them were self published and were electronically available via Amazon.

After arriving late to this party I picked up the Omnibus for my Kindle and was very glad I did. I was treated to a unique Science Fiction adventure that allowed me to surrender myself to both a thought provoking and seriously fun ride. Hugh Howey has proven to be very receptive to his fans and immediately agreed to my proposal for a Q&A to let our fellow Monkey Lovers learn a bit about his process, influences, and even some tips for others looking to enter the Self Published world. In any event, less from me and more from Hugh Howey-

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