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The Greatest Generation

Adam Pranica and Benjamin Harrison review Star Trek

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A Star Trek podcast by two guys who are a bit embarrassed to have a Star Trek podcast. After reviewing all of Star Trek: The Next Generation and DS9, we're reviewing Star Trek: Voyager from beginning to end. Check out Greatest Trek, our spinoff about all the new Star Trek series!
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Friendly Fire

John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison

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A history podcast with a twist: Friendly Fire uses war movies as a point of entry on not only the history of war, but the history of how societies think about war. John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison dissect movies from throughout the history of cinema, talk about film production, pedantic quibbles with costumes and airplanes, and keep you laughing the entire time.
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A weekly exploration of all things Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings", and Middle-Earth. Join Ben and Jess as they examine the books, movies, TV shows, appendices, lore, and more; all with lighthearted and unfocused joy. A new episode every Tuesday.
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We Got This with Mark and Hal

Hal Lublin and Mark Gagliardi

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Each week, actors Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin (Drunk History, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale) sit down to settle all the small debates that are a big deal to YOU - once and for all. No subject is too small for Mark and Hal to tackle! Even though you may think it's an impossible puzzle to solve, don't worry... We Got This
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We might all be looking forward to the next episode of Rings of Power, but we're here to tell you, Episode 5 is NOT BAD. Now... there are some plot inconsistencies, some questions about the Numenorians, some ick about the Harfoots... but we're giving you the meat, and we're giving it to you raw. This is a good episode. --- LOOK MOM, we have a Patre…
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When a shuttle trip to a conference takes a predictable turn, Chakotay and Seven find themselves in an environment where the only way to make lifesaving inventions is out of household materials. But when Tom Paris gets forced to go to traffic school, he’ll have to sacrifice points on his license to save the day. Is it okay to call young people ‘pri…
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After spending sometimes congratulating themselves on how great at podcasting they are, Ben and Jess share their disappointments and dislikes from the episode. There are some redeeming qualities, like when Arondir kicks Theo, but that's about it. ---LOOK MOM, we have a Patreon! Get EARLY ACCESS to episodes, EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the video version of …
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When Voyager gets a mission from Admiral Philip Baker Hall, Harry Kim tracks down the ancient probe on an irradiated planet. But when the away team encounters bagMEN on the surface who give the Vidiians a run for their money, all it takes is some medical treatment and odor eaters to make their planet habitable again. Which adjustment might be too n…
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Finally! We get to Adar.... well kind of, we don't see him, but we hear of him! We also get some sick elf fighting, a weird looking warg, insufferable Harfoots, and more. ---LOOK MOM, we have a Patreon! Get EARLY ACCESS to episodes, EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the video version of our show, and more! Head over to our PATREON now! ---A new episode every Tue…
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When Voyager starts communicating in real time with the A-Quad, Dr. Mark takes the opportunity to deeply offend his colleagues. But when he’s finally convinced to revise his work, an episode within an episode barely has time to make any good law. Which vessel is ideal for champagne consumption? When is it ok to stop trying to hook new viewers? What…
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Episode 2 of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" is not great. If it wasn't for the introduction of the dwarves, this whole episode would have been a slog. Also, we talk about Batman's bodycount. Join Ben & Jess as they rewatch all of the first season and share all of their insights and hindsights. ---LOOK MOM, we have a Patreon! Get EARLY …
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When it’s take your nepo child to work day, the lil’est De Lancie shows up on Voyager. But when Aunt Kathy’s new curriculum doesn’t set the boy straight, continuum-level consequences finally get through to him in the end. How did this episode affect Keegan De Lancie’s career? Is there a Cal Hudson scale for disappointed dad? Who does LeVar Burton n…
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When a satellite catches Red October in Polijarny inlet, Jack Ryan starts earning Sky Miles faster than he can spend them. But when he upstages the overhead projector guy in a high level briefing, he gets stuck trying to figure out exactly how the Soviet sub captain plans to ‘dump’ his crew. Why is Admiral Greer handcuffed to that creep? Will Seama…
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Ben and Jess set out on a quest to rewatch and recap the first season of Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power," because why not! Join us as we pick apart why most of these elves are "not my elves" and if Brownyn is too early 2000s milf hot. All that, some Andrew Dice Clay references, and more! ---LOOK MOM, we have a Patreon! Get EARL…
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When Seven goes for the record on the holodeck instead of staying at her post, Voyager takes heavy damage and the simulation starts overloading her brains. But when she’s caught in the act by Dr. Mark, he introduces her to the idea of work/life balance but fails to admonish her terrible crimes. What do you get when you pimp the toast? Which slash f…
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Shocking no one, our guest on this episode, Scott Rubin is ok with Tauriel. I guess there really is a pot for every lid. Enjoy our discussion on HeroClix, Warhammer?, and more! SCOTT RUBIN Buy his book wherever books are sold, or buy it here: Naming Your Little Geek! Follow him online everywhere @NorseMeat! ---LOOK MOM, we have a Patreon! Get EARLY…
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When BLT’s abduction goes bad, it’s up to Neelix to remind her that the life she used to have on Voyager is better than the one she has now. But when Chakotay attempts to make the same case with Captain Janeway, her new lover could lose more than his security deposit. How much water does it take to qualify as a wet cohost? Is there any limit to wha…
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Dune comes up often on our show and Ben has never read the books so we have the unique opportunity to talk about our thoughts of the Denis Villeneuve movie from two different perspectives. SPOILERS from both the movie and books abound. Be warned! ---LOOK MOM, we have a Patreon! Get EARLY ACCESS to episodes, EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the video version of …
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When most of the crew finds gainful employment on a planet with great public transportation, everyone seems to enjoy their new jobs, though no one can remember how they got there. But when Commander Mark and his minions track down the missing crew, their behavior gets creepy and with no memory of Voyager, their suspicions are hard to overcome. Does…
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This week's guest, Adam Pranica of the podcast "The Greatest Generation," really doesn't know a whole lot about Lord of the Rings save for the one time he's seen the trilogy... so Jessica gets the idea to test Adam on his knowledge of the movies and lore based on his one viewing. The result? This episode of Podcast of the Rings. Enjoy! ADAM PRANICA…
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When Voyager gets sucked through a donut hole and into a void, it’s another space mugging and the crew has no way out. But when Captain Janeway starts building an alliance by giving away the store, her principles cause a stir but ultimately earn her some valuable new friends. How do you know when it’s door day? Does Garon have a passion outside of …
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We welcome the nerdiest, scream queen-iest artist there is, Teri Gamble! You may know them from a multitude of TV shows and commercials, or perhaps you're a fan of their podcast, Horror Movie Survival Guide. Ben and Jess chat with Teri about how they initially got into Lord of the Rings and whether or not we believe ghosts exist! HORROR MOVIE SURVI…
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When Voyager finds a D7 full of very religious Klingons, they blow up their ship after learning BLT is pregnant. But when the fetus’ DNA also cures their deadly virus, the nearest barren planet looks perfect for their new empire. When is cleaning up poop like wiping your nose? Which drink is in honor of Dr. Star Trek? What did Kahless like to eat f…
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