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The Free Rotation Podcast

The Free Rotation Podcast is a weekly podcast that covers topics in gaming, nerd culture and fandoms. Now released weekly, the Free Rotation covers topics varying from music in gaming, to RPGs, to the perfect sandwich, along with covering conventions and events such as DragonCon and DreamHack. Each episode also includes viewpoints and discussion from listeners who can share their own insights into an episode, or even throw out a topic to be covered by the hosts to cover in a future episode.
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May 23, 2018

Prepare to betray your friends as we jump into our next rotation, which is all about our favorite genres of games! First up is a look at "hidden role" games like Mafia, Werewolf, and any game that involves baseless accusations that will most likely end friendships. Join us as we discuss our favorite versions of the genre, some of our favorite stories involving the secret roles we take on, along with an in-depth discussion as to why you should never trust or even play such games with Scoob, who will somehow manage to convince himself he is the werewolf even when his card clearly states he is the villager. Bonus material includes a funny tale of werewolf where someone we all know ended up getting "Brozoned." Spoiler: it's not Moreland.

 

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The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of We Be Geeks Podcast Network. Check out other geeky-related podcasts over at webegeekspc.com.

 

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May 9, 2018

We’re ending our Fandom rotation with a chair in the face (metaphorically, of course). This week, your hosts discuss WRESTLING!  From terminology to epic matches and twists, follow us down the rabbit hole as we SELL IT.  We talk past wrestlers, go hard into nostalgia, and hit the highs and lows of this year’s Wrestlemania. Scoob tries to lure Moreland into a rather heelish bet, but we believe Moreland's moral compass will keep him firmly in the face faction. 

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The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of We Be Geeks Network. Check out our past episodes and other podcasts at webegeekspc.com.

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May 2, 2018

We continue to hit our favorite fandoms in this rotation with a look at Whedonverse—okay, we’re lying. This entire episode (besides ten minutes) is spent talking about Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. We hit the major highs of the series, discuss the various episodes that had an impact on each host, and discuss the tropes that the show tackled during its run, along with a look at the comics that continued after the show ended. Bonus material includes a discussion on the history of Firefly, a look at why The Cabin in the Woods is one of the best “meta” films ever made and try not to spoil Avengers: Infinity War. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to possibly have a blunder during a podcast episode that could cause a major loss of an entire episode, make sure to check out the outro!

 

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The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of We Be Geeks Network. Check out other great podcasts and more at webegeekspc.com.

Apr 25, 2018

Join the Free Rotation as we record during  prerelease for MTG's latest set, Dominaria.  We discuss the exciting lore behind Magic: The Gathering as well as reveal what we believe to be the best cards from the set, which includes some of our favorites from popping our own packs.  Don't forget to check out our upcoming bonus episode featuring interviews with the prerelease players regarding card mechanics and what they felt worked best/worst from the set in a limited format as well as which decks and colors they feel will make a strong showing this set.  Special thanks to Randy and Super Heroes Cards Comics & Games for hosting us! 


To check out more of the rotation, we’re on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter at @thefreerotation, Instagram at @thefreerotationpodcast, and YouTube and Twitch at TheFreeRotation (spaced appropriately for YouTube, of course).

 

You can also check us out and other great geeky podcasts at We Be Geeks Network at webegeekspc.com.


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Apr 18, 2018

A heart’s a heavy burden, but we try to lighten it up in this episode! We start off our Fandom rotation with a look at Studio Ghibli, the creators of some of the most renowned animated films from Japan including Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya. We talk about the origins of Studio Ghibli, try to persuade Scoob to watch at least ten of them, and realize that the entirety of the collection is one big cry fest. Bonus material includes a discussion and comparison of Your Name, another guaranteed ugly cry movie, along with the usual low brow humor sprinkled throughout the episode. This episode is dedicated to Isao Takahata, one of the founders and directors of Studio Ghibli, who recently passed away. Make sure to check out his films, along with all the wonderful films from Studio Ghibli.

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The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of We Be Geeks Network. Get your geek on with other great podcasts at webegeekspc.com.

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Apr 11, 2018

Pull that arrow out of your knee and join us in our Elder Scrolls adventure!  We take a dive into one of Bethesda’s biggest titles with its Elder Scrolls series. We focus heavily on Skyrim as we delve into game play and discuss the daedric quests- no, we won't tell you how to beat them but we do tell you you're not alone in hating some of them.  Bonus material includes a look at the older titles in the Elder Scrolls series and compare them to their later counterparts, along with a weird outro that barely has anything to do with this topic whatsoever. Fus ro dah, friends.

For more of the rotation, check us out at the links below:

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The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of We Be Geeks Network. Check us out and more at webegeekspc.com

 

 

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Apr 4, 2018

We’re back with a new episode in our Video Game RPG rotation, and this time we’re in Hell! Not literally, though. We’re talking about Blizzard’s hack n’ slash RPG, Diablo, which debuted in December 1996 and has remained one of the greatest game franchises of all time. We hit upon the origins of the game, the best moments from the story, and why we’re still a little wary of Adria. Join us in the grind for the best loot (and the best dye job) as we cover the three games over the past twenty years, and what we hope to see in the next 34 years when Diablo IV is released.

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Check us out and other podcasts on We Be Geeks Network, the coolest website for geeky-related podcasts at webegeekspc.com.

 

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Mar 28, 2018

In the Age of Dragons, would they eat us with catsup?  That's a good question but not the question we are discussing this week.  We delve into the Dragon Age trilogy and discuss plotlines, storylines, character arcs, and basically spoil everything. No, we really do spoil all the storylines, unlike catsup which doesn't spoil.  There's a reason Dragon Age has won multiple awards including Game of the Year, Best Roleplaying Game, multitude of awards for music and voice acting, and basically everything in between. Yep, we fangirl hard this episode.

 

ENCHANTMENT!

 

For this and more, check us out on our social media!

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Make sure to check out our latest YouTube video at The Free Rotation, where we spot the elusive Sassysquatch (spoiler: It's Scoob with tight shorts on).

 

The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of We Be Geeks Network. Check out other great content at webegeekspc.com.

 

© 2018 Running Joke Media

Mar 7, 2018

We kick off our new rotation on video game RPGS with a look at Square Enix's critically acclaimed franchise, "Final Fantasy." Whether you're a fan of VII or X, the hosts have a discussion for you. We look at our all-time favorite games, discuss our favorite characters, and delve into why anyone would need a sword as big as their entire body (here's looking at you, Cloud). We also talk about our love of the music, and compare the combat mechanics throughout the entire franchise and changes the fans have witnessed over the last 30 years. Grab your favorite chocobo and take a listen, it's going to be a crazy ride!

To hop into the rotation, check us out on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Instagram at thefreerotationpodcast, Twitter @thefreerotation, and YouTube/Twitch at TheFreeRotation!

For more great podcasts, check out We Be Geeks Podcast Network at webegeekspc.com.

Feb 28, 2018

This week, we explore the various realms of Norse mythology.  While the names may sound like something straight from the Hub, the Norse really had their lands properly labeled.  Although we aren't sure if we're going to go straight to Helheim for this episode, we invite you to join us on our verbal adventure.  Word of caution, things could get Niffley so be sure to bring your escape Hedrons. 

 

For more of the rotation, check us out on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Instagram @thefreerotationpodcast, Twitter @thefreerotation, and YouTube/Twitch at TheFreeRotation!

 

The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of We Be Geeks Podcast Network. Check out more great podcasts at webegeekspc.com

 

©2018 Running Joke Media

Feb 21, 2018

Prepare yourself for this episode-- things get a little weird. Our hosts talk about the comparisons between Judeo-Christian Mythos and other mythologies, including Egyptian Mythology! Are the stories found in the Bible an adaptation of other older myths, or did the scribes of old cheat off the polytheistic mythologies' homework? Also, there's a discussion regarding Gods getting their genitalias cut off, along with a cautionary tale as to why you should be careful when eating lettuce with mayo after sex. Bonus content includes one of our friends popping in for some MTG shenanigans.

If you're woefully offended by this episode, feel free to follow us on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter and Instagram @thefreerotation, and YouTube/Twitch at TheFreeRotation!

The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of the We Be Geeks Podcast Network. Make sure to check out the great content over at webegeekspc.com!

 

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Feb 14, 2018

This week, your favorite hosts (or hosts you tolerate) discuss Celtic mythology and legends. Ever wondered what is the origin story of the fairies? Ever truly wanted to mispronounce an entire language? In this episode, we've got you, and we may have figured out where the phrase "keeping your cool" originates. No, no one googled to see if we were correct; we are content in our illogical conjecture.

Make sure to check out our other episodes where we don't insult an entire culture's language, and leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform! We're everywhere!

You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter @thefreerotation, and YouTube and Twitch at TheFreeRotation.

The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of We Be Geeks Podcast Network. Check out other great podcasts at webegeekspc.com.


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Feb 7, 2018

We dive into our "Myths and Legends" rotation with a classic (albeit basic) look at Greek Mythology! Join our hosts as we discuss some of our favorite stories from classical Greek mythos. We also compare classic stories with its pop culture counterparts, and discuss the differences and similarities in entertainment such as God of War, Xena, and beyond! Listeners also get a glimpse into our next few episodes with the overlap of other region's mythologies with Greek Mythology, along with Moreland trying to convince us to fight a Minotaur. Warning: we are not professional historians in any way.

For this and more, check us out on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter @thefreerotation, and YouTube/Twitch at TheFreeRotation!

The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of the We Be Geeks Podcast Network. Check out other great podcasts at webegeekspc.com.

© 2018 Running Joke Media

 

Jan 31, 2018

In our last segment in the multiverse we take on iterations and variations of characters, comics, stories, and ourselves. What does diversity in the multiverse mean when it comes to inclusion and how has culture changed to accommodate the changing landscape of America's culture? It's true; we wax serious in this episode. But don't worry; Bawoo managed to hit the surge protector and restart our comedic "genius."

You can find us on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter @thefreerotation, and on YouTube and Twitch at TheFreeRotation.

The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of the We Be Geeks Podcast Network. Make sure to check out other great, geeky podcasts at webegeekspc.com.

©2018 Running Joke Media

Jan 24, 2018

This week's episode in our "Multiverse" series takes on Alternate History-- what it is, its historical context, and some of our favorite genre defining titles! We delve into video games, books and movies, and look at why certain points of history are well-established in the genre.The episode also includes a look at the difference between alternate history and fantasy fiction, plus stay tuned for a really special announcement about one of our hosts.

You can find us on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, like us on Twitter @thefreerotation, and check out our produced content and streams on YouTube and Twitch at TheFreeRotation.

The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of WeBeGeeks Podcast Network. Check out other great geeky podcasts on webegeekspc.com.


©2018 Running Joke Media

Jan 17, 2018

Join us this week as we delve into the alien mythology, theory, folklore, and superstitition-- not only in our reality but in fiction. Do you think "Signs" is a sign of what's coming or just a movie? Are comics and science fiction books and movies just preparing us for our future reality; do we have a purpose or are we just chaos theory? Explore ideas with us!

Don't forget to check us out on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, follow us on Twitter @thefreerotation, and you can check out our livestreams and vids on Twitter and YouTube at TheFreeRotation!

The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of the WeBeGeeks Podcast Network. Check out other great podcasts at webegeekspc.com.
©2018 Running Joke Media

Jan 10, 2018

We're back from our holiday hiatus with our "second" season and a whole new way to rotate! The Free Rotation is taking on the "multiverse" in our first rotation of the new year, kicking off with our episode about all of the predictions made by the creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening. Some predictions can be chalked up to coincidence, but some of the predictions we delve into convince our hosts that it's very possible that The Simpsons are predicting the future. Bonus content includes discussions on sci-fi TV, Quantum Physics, and why the biggest travesty yet is the blown 28-3 lead by the Falcons (as predicted by The Simpsons).

If you'd like to throw a topic into the rotation for our hosts to discuss, don't forget to check us out on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter @thefreerotation, Youtube at The Free Rotation, and Twitch at TheFreeRotation!

We are also on Patreon at The Free Rotation Podcast, and you can check out more great podcasts on the We Be Geeks Network.

Dec 9, 2017

With special guests Ninja Dan and the toucher of Scoob's "wee wee" Kayla, we discuss net neutrality and the vote occurring on December 14 in the US- what exactly it is and the implications it could (and probably will) have. Side topics include the new trailer for the Avengers, and Moreland's genitalia. This episode be prepared for a healthy dose of seriousness as net neutrality is a concern that shouldn't be taken lightly; no one should remain neutral on net neutrality. Also, five bucks says Scoob cries at the new Avengers movie.


For more of the rotation, check us out on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter @thefreerotation, and YouTube and Twitch at TheFreeRotation, unless net neutrality is abolished, then you can find us behind a paywall!

The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of We Be Geeks Podcast Network. Check out other great and geeky podcasts at webegeekspc.com.

©2017 Running Joke Media

Nov 29, 2017

We delve into our experiences from the Lost Episode, which was the podcast's take on MTV's "Fear." What was initially a silly episode in which we thought nothing would come out of it other than funny stories and maybe an experience or two turned into something darker and scarier. Similar to being stranded on a purgatorial island, we reflect on what happened and why it's affected us so much. You may be tempted to disbelieve or brush off our experiences but we encourage you to listen with open minds. Also, be sure to ask for the haunted Ouija board (we all don't want anything to do with it ever again).

For more rotation, check out the podcast on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter @thefreerotation, and watch us on Twitch and YouTube at TheFreeRotation!

You can also find us and other geeky podcasts on the WeBeGeeks Network at webegeekspc.com!


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Nov 23, 2017

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD: Join Scoob and the Gang (see what we did there?) for comic book story time where we discuss the movies Thor Ragnarok and The Justice League as well as their comic book origins. You might be surprised at the hidden easter eggs revealed and the entire plot devices that are running concurrently to the movies. We also discuss Heroes and Villains throughout the DC and Marvel universe, along with snippets from our foray at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in Atlanta! Also, our Patreon explained!...kind of. Sort of.

Make sure to check us out at Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter @thefreerotation, and YouTube/Twitch at The Free Rotation!

Also, did you hear? We are going weekly! That's right! Starting on our next rotation of topics, TFRP will be releasing an episode every week Tuesday at 9PM... or close therein.

©2017 Running Joke Media

Oct 25, 2017

This show we discuss balancing your nerdy/gaming/geeky life against your personal life against your professional life. We share our "coming out" stories and freely dispense good and bad relationship advice... listeners beware.

For more, check us out on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter at @thefreerotation, and Twitch/YouTube at TheFreeRotation.

Make sure to like, subscribe and drop us a review on your favorite podcast app, and don't forget to check us out on We Be Geeks!

©2017 Running Joke Media

Oct 11, 2017

Aaron, our friend and resident actual barbarian, joins us for an in-depth discussion into the differences between roleplay and roll play and how the two are often intrinsically related to one another. Everyone plays an active role even in their own life but luckily we have games where we can roll stats to suit the role we wish to play, whether it's stat build domination or putting the character in the character. Don't let the big words and excellent punctuation fool you- this episode is filled with the chicanery and levels of goblin speak to which you are accustomed.

To jump into the rotation, make sure to like us on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, follow us on Twitter @thefreerotation, and check out our hosts attempting to be professional gamers on Twitch and YouTube at TheFreeRotation! (Spoilers: we're not really professionals).

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app!

©2017 Running Joke Media

Sep 27, 2017

In this episode, join the Free Rotation hosts as we talk about movies vs their original form (books, manga, video games, series). Admittedly, this is an enormous topic but we are small minded enough to narrow it down to the ones that no one cares about- except us! How did books to movies like The Giver, IT, and Twilight stand up... wait.. did we talk about that?! The answer is fifty shades of "oh, yes, we did!"

You can find more insanity on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter @thefreerotation, and YouTube and Twitch at The Free Rotation. Also, make sure to check us out on We Be Geeks, the network where your geekdom knows no bounds!

©2017 Running Joke Media

Sep 13, 2017

This week we impart our wisdom with Fan Convention tips and tricks. What are the most important things to remember when getting ready for a Con? Why is hand sanitizer the first priority for packing? Don't get excited; we stay serious for about five minutes before the Free Rotation of memories and ideas kick in. Be sure to check out the exclusive interviews and excerpts from Dragon Con after the ending credits and enjoy the performance art opener by one of Atlanta's improv thespians!

 

To jump into the rotation, make sure to check us out on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, on Twitter @thefreerotation, along with Twitch and Youtube at TheFreeRotation!

 

 ©2017 Running Joke Media

Aug 31, 2017

Play along with the Free Rotation Dungeons and Dragons one-shot as we introduce a new member to the cast of the campaign "Skitzsy and the Chicken Wings." Set in a D&D escape the room, how will our "heroes" foil the room's many traps and find their way out? Who exactly is the new guy, Cajoon? Why did Maeve decide to do THAT with the key item to keep it safe? There are more questions than answers in this strange episode!

For more, make sure to check us out at The Free Rotation Podcast on Facebook, @thefreerotation on Twitter, and at TheFreeRotation on Twitch and Youtube!

Also, stop on by at webegeekspc.com for more geeky-related podcast content, along with your favorite rotating podcast!
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