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Welcome to Gateleapers! The pop-culture panel gameshow that shines a spotlight on everyone's favorite fandoms While the gatekeepers are asleep at their posts, the Gateleapers (Matt, Audra + Jason) dive into treasured pop-culture texts to play trivia and improv games. Each episode they're joined by two special guests, as they compete as teams in a series of ridiculous games, with plenty of laughs along the way. They've leaped into the fandoms of Star Wars, Marvel, The Lord of the Rings, DC, S ...
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We refuse to be threshold guardians, sounds too much like an ancient term for gatekeepers. We leap into the world of Greek Mythology via the YA series Percy Jackson, for a series of games and challenges that'll leave you laughing like Gelos. Players must know their YA protagonists, compose original fac-fiction, identify ancient influences and known…
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Drew Shulman is a podcaster, a voice actor and a friend - And this is his life through fandom. Get to know one of our cast members a little more, as Drew takes us on a media journey of blackhole knowledge, smuggling Power Rangers, Pokemon-guru status and finding connections in a new city thanks to Magic The Gathering. We'll be back next week with a…
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WE ARE GATELEAPERS AND WE ARE HERE TO MAKE YOU THINK ABOUT FANDOMS AND GET GLAD AND STUFF... 1 2 3 4! We leap into the beloved millennial fandom of Scott Pilgrim, to reignite our teen angst and face-off in a battle of the bands (of trivia). Players must answer some ex-based questions, pitch a Scott Pilgrim theme park, and recognize vs The World act…
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I'm afraid the Iron Gate is of medium toughness, you'll have to Leap over. What happens when a real life D&D group takes a week off from their fun campaign, only to play a series of frustrating and challenging games instead? Gestures at this podcast Audra Stephenson and her real life DM, Derek Logan, team-up against resident trouble-makers Chris Ra…
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Jenn Ragain is a fiber artist, a champion and a friend - And this is her life through fandom. Get to know one of our cast members a little more, as Jenn takes us on a journey of media obsessions, cook book forts, neurodivergence, Harry Potter regrets, Taylor Swift and so much more. This is the first of many cast interviews that we'll be sharing wit…
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It's a Leap of faith, Jack. In our first episode of the new year, Audra sits in the Gamesmaster's chair and hosts a series of trivia games and challenges in the fandom of Lost. So if you feel as though you have to go back (that's a reference), then join us as we revisit this mid-00s network TV icon. https://www.fbuddiespodcast.com/ - Dain's Brillia…
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Jason has updated, consulted and retabulated (definitely a word) the facts, figures and statistics for Season 3. And what did he find? Number six may shock you! As in, six is a very shocking number. Our annual chat and debrief before we leap into a brand new series on January 11th! Happy New Year, see you soon Leapfrogs! studiomunchie.com - Jason's…
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Who doesn't love a game at Christmas? Join us for a merry trip into the non-specific pop-culture category of "Holiday Time". Is it a fandom? I don't know, how about you ask all the people who watch, eat, listen and wear the same things around this time of year? Looks like a fandom to me! Cast of Players - Jason Nguyen, Audra Stephenson, Ben Robinso…
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This is a jumbo-coffee morning. We're playing our first ever Couple vs Couple Gateleapers, via the melodramatic 00s comfort-food that is Gilmore Girls. Motherhood, Friendship and Family - Gilmore Girls is one of the most important TV texts of the early 21st century. So we're going to play a series of silly Mr&Mrs-style challenges as we revisit this…
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All the information is on the Gate. It's a very special, meta episode. As we leap into one of the fandoms that undeniably influences what we do here. Welcome to the world of Taskmaster - Meaningless games, nonsense fun, and a guy with an ego dishing out points. Sound familiar? But of course we can't play those games without our special guest player…
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It's up to you as Nancy Drew the gun. In the second episode of our Captain's Choice Month (AKA October), we leap into one of Audra's near-lifelong fandoms. It's only the greatest video game detective, Nancy Drew. Lots of laughs, returning games and excellent fandom knowledge. But of course we can't play those games without our special guest players…
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80s Transformation sound Transformers - An authentic guy! In the first episode of our Captain's Choice Month (AKA October), after three years of Jason requesting, we finally leap into the world of Transformers. The Gamesmaster has made a fiendish set of challenges, as Jason presents possibly the best muse ever. But of course we can't play these gam…
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Are you ready? No, I said are you ready... to quiz? Much to Jason's chagrin, we make our annual leap into the world of professional wrestling. This time with a very fitting WWF Attitude Era themed quiz, for episode 3:16. If you know, you know. We're joined by Graham Robertson of the TEN-XT podcast, and executive producer of this very parish - Adam …
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Do you guys ever think about quizzing? Like everything else in 2023, we leap into the world of Barbie for a series of games about everything from the original dolls, to Greta Gerwig's Barbie Movie. We are joined by special guest player El Atkinson of the queer, accessible theatre company - Rickety Fidgets! And also, making her Gateleapers debut, it…
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Matt, Audra and Jason chat in the studio about the future of the Gateleapers podcast, and how that could involve you (yes, you!). Jason also shares some info on his food truck, and his future with Gateleapers. But don't worry, we're not going anywhere. Unless you wanted us to, and then DO WORRY. If you love this podcast just for the games, skip to …
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Two hours, four players, meaningless prizes - Welcome, to Gateleapers: Survivor. We leap into the world of Survivor, for an extra-long chaotic episode of fandom fun. Our special guest players for this episode are Dan of The Movie Cellar podcast, and Taylor of our friend Taylor! Food Bank in SCV, CA - scvfoodpantry.org/donate/ Food Bank in Portland,…
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Why did it have to be snakes? Because it's cheaper than getting a room full of bees in this town kid! tips fedora, leaps out window We leap into the world of Indiana Jones, for a very classic Gateleapers for a very classic film series. Our special guest players for this episode are Ben Robinson and Jon Williams (not that one) of Geeksploration the …
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It's dangerous to go alone, so thank goodness this is a team game. We leap into The Legend of Zelda for a series of games and challenges, and who better to be joined by for this leap into a legendary Nintendo title, than the SNEScapades - Chase Keys and Emmy Zero! honestpiranha.com for everything SNEScapades. Subscribe to their podcast for retro ga…
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Our second collection of clips from our bonus Patreon podcast - Fandom Flashback. A little audio treat for you, until we return with a brand new gameshow next week. If you'd like to support what we do here at Gateleapers - You can do so at patreon.com/gateleapers If you wouldn't like to support what we do, then please ignore the above sentence.…
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It's time to Scooby do an episode about one of the most iconic fandoms of all time. Buffy the Vampire Slayer's fans helped define fandom discourse, contemporary fan fiction and online fandom cultures. So let's take a bite! We leap into the Buffyverse for a series of fandom trivia games and challenges set in a blood-sucking high-school. And for this…
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By the lord of comedy gameshows and the dragon of unforgiving stupidity, you shall claim victory. We present to you a fully in-person episode of Gateleapers, with the fandom (kinda) being the FromSoftware game series. We leap into the world of SoulsBourneRing(Die Twice?) for a series of fandom trivia games and challenges. Largely the games we can p…
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"War, war never changes." And consistency is a healthy part of life, so we should love and respect the atomic bomb. These opening sentences brought to you by VaultTec. We leap into the post-apocalyptic, atom-fueled world of Bethesda's Fallout, an action RPG video game series. Expect this gameshow to be a wasteland of quips and bits, and why not was…
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"We are Groot," is a heartwarming quote about found family, but only if your group contains someone named Groot. We leap back into the Marvel fandom, this time for a voyage amongst the stars with a raccoon, a green woman, a blue man, a tree and a man who really loves going to expensive churches - It's the Guardians of the Galaxy! We are joined by t…
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"I live my life my life a quarter mile at a time", is actually just mindfulness if you think about it. It's time to finally leap into the three-decade long franchise that is Fast and/or Furious. We have a need for speed, so ready-that NOS button as we're off to the street races! We were joined by special guest players for this episode, Niall Spain …
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Wake the F up samurai, we've got some games to play. It's time to leap into the techno-futurist action RPG video game based on the hyper-capitalist TTRPG of the same name... It's time for Cyberpunk2077! We are joined by 2/3rds of the ONLY other independently produced panel show podcast, BFYTW - Because F*** You That's Why. Aaron and Augie were fant…
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Moon Prism Power Gate Leap! We leap into our (kinda) first anime series, and where else to start but with an iconic 90s series that helped define the magical girl genre. Come sail away with us, it's Sailor Moon! We are joined by podcaster, voice actor and co-host of the Carrying Wayward podcast, Drew Shulman. As well as fiber artist, D&D fiend, and…
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Good God, Lemon! It's time to revisit one of the most influential sitcoms of the millennium, as we leap into the fandom of Tina Fey's 30 Rock. We are joined by podcaster, returning player and co-host of the Carrying Wayward podcast, Drew Shulman. And new guest player JP, a Gateleapers superfan who has made some fantastic Gateleapers art over the la…
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Look up in the sky! Now eyes back on the road, as you listen to our leap into the world of Superman. We return to the world of DC Comics, this time to specifically look at the original alien turned superhero - Kal El. Aka Clark Kent. Aka Superman. We are joined by podcasters and comic book authors Ben Robinson and Jon Williams (not that one) of the…
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Do you hear this? Do you think a depressed person could make THIS!? We're back with a Parks and Recreation themed episode, as two of our closest friends and funniest guest players return to the podcast for some puzzles in Pawnee. We are joined by Adam Wood and Chris Ragain, to leap into the second most popular sitcom of the streaming era. In this l…
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Episode One of the Hard Know podcast - https://pod.link/1666367473 When you're lost in the darkness, play some games. We're back for season three of Gateleapers. And we've got a very special episode for you, as Jason sits in the Gamesmaster's chair for one night only! For a series of games, challenges and trivia from the world of The Last of Us. We…
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Happy New Year! Before we get our anarchic bar trivia show rolling with season three (which begins in two weeks, January 26th!) we've got some stats about the first two years of Gateleapers. This is a game after all, and even though the points don't matter, it turns out they do? Send your love and thanks to Jason for making this episode happen, he …
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Life is suffering, but still you find a reason to keep on quizzing. For our final full episode of the year we leap into one of the most iconic film studios of all time - It's time to get Spirited Away with Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. We're joined by Marci and Adam of the fantastic film+TV history podcast The Black Case Diaries. These two know…
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Space, the final frontier. These are the stories that Elon Musk failed to understand. The humanistic stories of Star Trek! We're joined by EmmyZero and ChaseKeys of the podcast, SNEScapades! For a series of games and challenges in the Star Trek fandom. In this episode of Gateleapers, players must sort their fake from their fiction, improvise some f…
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Wakanda Forever and ever, Amen! We leap back into the Marvel universe, this time for a series of games in the world of Black Panther. We're joined by CJ Palmisano of the Fan Speculation and Not Another Wrestling Podcast, podcasts! And returning player C.J (MBlade) of PodAskew! In this episode of Gateleapers, players must identify fake comic book vi…
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We leap back into the magical world of nichecraft and quizardry. A fandom perfect for the Fall, it's the Wizarding World. We're joined by Peter and Graham, our friends and Matt's co-hosts on TEN-XT: An NXT History Podcast. We fly into the Wizarding World, to play a series of brand new games. Did we have our first cheating scandal? Will we be deduct…
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It's Gateleapers, but a little more blue. We're finally roasting a fandom, as we can't think of many positive things to say about the highest grossing movie of all time. So instead, we leap into James Cameron's world for a series of silly games that stump our players. Drew co-hosts a engaging Supernatural podcast called Carrying Wayward, check it o…
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We leap into Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse, with the entertaining CJ and Rico of Pod Askew! Grab your life-mate, hetero or otherwise, and meet us outside the Quick Stop for another series of silly fandom games. This time in Kevin Smith's cinematic universe. Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II, Reboot and …
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As this is a three-Thursday month, we're treating this middle Thursday as a bonus Thursday! So we've decided to pilot what will become a regular format in 2023. The plan is to do one topical episode like this, and one fandom specific episode, every month! This is to help out Jason, who is a busy bee in the process of setting up his own business. So…
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Ignore the door that says "Don't Dead Open Inside" and step out into the terrifying world of The Walking Dead. We leap into the unstoppable horror franchise, for a series of silly games and challenges. So grab your baseball bat and start swinging! Our guest players this time are Will and Ginger of the Grand Rapidians Play Video Games podcast. They'…
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Grab your massive guns and avoid those eggs! It's time to leap into the crossover event of the new millennium. No, it's not Alien vs Predator, it's Alien AND Predator. Join us as we combine these two beloved 80s action horror franchises, for a series of ridiculous games and fun. We're joined by guest-players Ben Robinson and Jon Williams, of the Ge…
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For the first time ever we leap into the world of reality TV, with the godfather of them all - The Bachelor. There's also some Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and the fifty-seven other spinoffs they make. Bachelor Nation rise up, admit you're nerds, and test your knowledge with games, laughs and peers. We're joined by two of our favorite regular…
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We leap into a city filled with the worst people, in the worst situations, with some of the best people around. Two of the Gamesmaster's oldest friends join the Gateleapers for some classic games, and they're ready for competition. TEN-XT is a pro-wrestling retrospective podcast, started by Matt, Peter and Graham. It can be found wherever you get y…
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Let's leap out of our dimension and into another, as we bring our own brand of love and thunder (games and laughs) to the Thor universe. Plus, in a Gateleapers first, the name of a cat is on the line! We're joined by JT of the East Coast Avengers and Madison of the Couples Conversation podcast. A charming couple who made for a couple of charming gu…
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It's time to leap into elements, as we quiz in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We're joined by creativity empowerment coach Keyauni Kern of @AbundantStudios and the Robot's Don't Age podcast. And returning player Drew Shulman, a brilliant voice actor and host of the Carrying Wayward podcast. You can find everything Keyauni here - https://l…
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We leap into HBO's real-world Game of Thrones, Succession. Which business boy is the best business boy? Why is Rupert Murdoch inspiring? And who will get a kiss from Daddy? We're joined by the hilarious, charming and reference-filled KT and Oti of the For Your Reference podcast. fyrpodcast.com for all links, so you can subscribe on your chosen podc…
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With our Patreon launching July 1st, we thought we'd give a little preview of what our monthly episodes will look (sound? feel?) like. The Gateleapers round-up the biggest pop-culture news and releases from the last month, the only way they know how - By playing a little game... Music: Trash FM by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Li…
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Are you an All Star? Do you Smash Mouth? It's time for the Gateleapers to face their Shrekoning, and test their Donkey-brains against the Shrek Cinematic Universe. We're joined by Aidan and El of the accessible queer theatre group, Rickety Fidgets! They aren't necessarily Shreksperts, but they can write original Shrek fan-fic one word at a time, an…
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For this game show you're going to need a special quality, Ruthless Aggression! Or just regular aggression, that's fine too. We're back with another WWE-themed trivia game - This time covering a specific era. An era with massive Hollywood names like John Cena and Dave Bautista. We're joined by Bryce and Dylan of the fantastically creative Making Ka…
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