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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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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.

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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.


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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.
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

 

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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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Aug 18, 2017

To put on a sandwich or not to put on a sandwich? That is truly the most time honored and sacred of questions. What even constitutes a sandwich? No, we aren't joking; we take our sandwiches as seriously as we take our games. Do you feel lemon zest will bring out the flavor of your tuna salad? Will Armageddon break out over the battle between Miracle Whip and Mayonnaise? It's all part of the elusive search for the perfect, defined sandwich.

Shout out to The Club: A Sandwich Podcast as the inspiration for our sandwich exploration, and we are proud to announce we are now a part of the WeBeGeeks Podcast network! For more geeky-related podcast content, check it out at: http://www.webegeekspc.com.

Want to jump into the rotation? Check us out on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, Twitter @thefreerotation, and Twitch at TheFreeRotation!

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Aug 3, 2017

The Free Rotation's first eSports event as a unit, first time all sharing the same hotel room, and first time Scoob came extremely close to death. Join us as we share our experiences and impressions as well as pick up some pretty sweet interviews! Scarra even gave us our intro!

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @thefreerotation, and check us out on Twitch and YouTube at TheFreeRotation!

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Jul 19, 2017

This week we discuss the differences between sword/sorcery and lasers/phasers.  Do you want to shoot magic missiles or would you rather shoot a high-powered blaster rifle?  Our opinions may differ but we always draw the same conclusion in regards to playing either - yes, please.  

Also, don't miss the end of the episode where we discuss our DreamHack Atlanta giveaway!  You won't want to miss the details of how you can win fantastic prizes by loitering successfully!

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

(No Wizards were harmed in the making of this episode).

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Jul 12, 2017

Join the rotation while we do the first part in our creepy pasta series. Do you want to ever sleep again? Do you want to view mirrors as normal objects instead of avoiding them like the plague? Want to keep your childhood memories or television, games, and school untainted? Want to view goats as nice animals? ....Then don't listen to this podcast. I mean do listen or else you'll have a midnight visitor. Yeah, that's it!

Get into the rotation by following us on Twitter @thefreerotation, like our Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, and join us for shenanigans on YouTube and Twitter at TheFreeRotation.

Also, make sure to check out our DreamHack "I loitered successfully" giveaway on Twitter and Facebook!

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Jun 28, 2017

Join the Free Rotation as we sit down with the up and coming eSports team "Team American Force" - f*** yeah!

DirtyGG and BroChill share their thoughts on current metas, the state of eSports, and how they came to be such an awesome group of people in one team! Psh, Anne Rice made these interviews seem dangerous...

For more info on Team American Force:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeamAmericanForce

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/americanforcegg

And as always, you can find us on Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, on Twitter @thefreerotation, and catch us on Twitch and YouTube at thefreerotation! (Vampires not included).

©2017 Running Joke Media

Jun 14, 2017

Come travel down the paths of our twisted logic and reasoning as we compare "this" vs "that:" Twitch vs. Youtube, Marvel vs. DC... nothing is sacred or off limits from our opinions and perspective, including whether it's better to drown or float after your friend almost kills you! (Context in episode). Also, spoiler warning for Injustice 2!

Check out the links below to jump into the rotation and throw us an idea!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thefreerotationpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefreerotation

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thefreerotation

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May 31, 2017

Join us for our Producer's Choice episode: FANDOM TRIVIA! Who knows more about their own fandoms? Who is capable of stealing the rings off the Pope's fingers? Who forgets everything he ever knew at the hint of a question mark? and who has never watched an episode of Lost... in his own fandom? Listen and find out!

If you love any of these fandoms like we do, hit us up on Twitter @thefreerotation, Facebook at The Free Rotation Podcast, and Youtube and Twitch at TheFreeRotation!

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May 17, 2017

The Free Rotation sits down this week to discuss the new nostalgia television... what is nostalgia to us and our viewers. What makes you fondly remember a show and what shows do we think will stand the test of time? Our in depth discussion falls off the rails where we found Thomas the Tank Engine and then capsized where we discovered the Love Boat. The episode also served with salt a la Rick & Morty.

Got a topic or opinion you want to share? Have a recipe for the perfect tomato soup? Check us out at The Free Rotation Podcast on Facebook and @thefreerotation on Twitter and Twitch!

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May 5, 2017

This week we discuss our favorite fan theories across nerd culture. Want to know if there's a wild theory about one of your favorite shows or games? Want to know exactly which theory threw Scoob for a complete loop and which ruined Jake's childhood? Come rotate through the theories with us as we cycle through the ones that we believe could have some validity to them. (Also, sorry for the random audio issues- we got fancy new equipment and we're still learning!)

Don't forget to like and subscribe on iTunes and Google Play. If you want to get into the rotation, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch!

©2017 Running Joke Media

Apr 19, 2017

Sit down with the Free Rotation hosts as we take you on a hero's journey and discuss the value of hero versus anti-hero. Are villains truly villains and who determines their villainy? Prepare yourself for a deep philosophical discussion broken occasional by the random poo joke.

Like and subcribe to the Free Rotation Podcast on Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out our punishment stream on our Youtube channel at The Free Rotation, where Scoob shows that real men can girly scream at horror games too.

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