Superhero Podcast Review: 3 Geeks Podcast
Welcome back to another round of my superhero podcast reviews. I’ve run out of suggestions and decided to pick one out of the hat using the hashtag #PodernFamily and picking the first podcast that came up that seemed to have a superhero angle to it. If you have any suggestions for a superhero podcast that you run or listen to, I’d love to hear it. There are a ton of superhero podcasts out there, but it feels a little weird to just pick one at random to review and give one of my three ratings to: Subscribed, Selected Episodes, or Unsubsribed. But anyway, here we go with today’s podcast.
3 Geeks Podcast
Website: 3Geeks.ninja / https://www.youtube.com/c/3GeeksNetwork
Episode count (as of 9-18-16): 51 + many bonus/spin-off episodes
Episodes listened to: 4
Episodes recommended to me by the podcast: Episodes 49-51
Release schedule: Weekly on Sundays, streamed directly to YouTube, transferred to iTunes/Stitcher more sporadically.
Episode Length: 0:45 – 1:15, averaging about 1:00
Audio Quality: Mostly Clear
Language rating: PG-13
Production format: A single discussion with a group of hosts that covers various news discussions across movies, comics, and video games.
Each week, several of the hosts: Jason, Max, Phillip, Dan, and Rob, possibly more as I tend to be bad with names especially on podcasts with a larger cast, have about an hour long discussion about the geek news of the week. Their definition of geek news is fairly standard issue covering the big sci-fi and superhero movie and TV franchises alongside some video game and comic book stuff. There occasionally seems to be some con info and movie reviews here and there, but for the episodes that I listened to it mainly focused on the news of the week and rumors, getting the information out and going around the room getting everyone’s opinions on it. The group has a good rapport with each other and they keep things very lighthearted, though it generally stays on topic without ever devolving into just a series of jokes.
Comics vs Movies vs News
As I mentioned in the first segment, the focus of the podcast tends heavily towards news segments with the occasional movie review, though in the one episode that specifically mentioned a Suicide Squad and Killing Joke review, neither one got very much air time and thoughts on the movies were generally sprinkled throughout other discussions. I believe there was a little bit of comics talk, but if I had to guess, the discussions featured movies the most, followed by video games, and comics came in last.
This is one of those cases where I do think it’s a little bit unfair when I pick a show at random. I admittedly have a bias when it comes to superhero podcasts and I like what I like. Specifically, my favorite superhero podcasts talk specifically about superhero movies. I’m fine with a little news here and there, or a little comics talk here and there, and this podcast is too heavily on the news side for my tastes. The hosts do a good job of staying on topic and keeping a good flow going through the podcast, and I imagine that I would get to know the hosts overall tastes better if I would keep listening, but in general this one just isn’t for me. Though I will say that I am very tempted to check out their Anime-niacs spin-off podcast, or podcast within their network, however it works.