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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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Aug 15, 2018

On our continued torture of our hosts, Moreland, Scoob and Angie introduce Becky to the world of pro-wrestling with clips featuring some of the greatest matches of all time, along with the stupidest stuff you can find in the genre (I’m looking at you, Dragon Dragon). The hosts hit on various iconic matches and go through some of the funniest botches in wrestling history. We have included the clips we watched in the description below, but all of the material can be found on YouTube if you’d like to explore as well!

Mankind vs. Undertaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hMp65SzyTU

Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade Cien Almas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vifNFBSS_Z4

Botchamania: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_aEqQc6Wws&t=405s

Sasha Banks Top 10 Moves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozGG1B0toqQ

Titus O’Neil’s WORLD SLIDE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Sz2aZ6uuc

Will Ospreay Almost Breaking his Neck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vvj2yQ8Fd8

Make sure to check out more of the podcast over at our various social media platforms, and you can check out a host streaming during the week on Twitch at TheFreeRotation.

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

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Aug 10, 2018

In this episode, Angie reads poorly written fanfiction contributed by the other hosts, as well as fanfiction pulled from reliable internet sources.  If bad grammar usage and punctuation errors trigger you, please exercise caution when listening to this episode.  Also included, free of charge, a free audio of a ghost or the decomposed girl under my bed groaning.  In all seriousness, be sure to listen to the outro as we aren't quite certain what we've captured on audio!  I, (Angie), personally feel that the entity couldn't handle the... awesomeness... of the stories read.  Tell us what you think! 

For more of the rotation, check us out at these places:

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

Have Amazon Prime and use Twitch? Make sure to link your Amazon Prime account to get one free Twitch subscription a month and feel free to use it on us! #sellout.

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Jul 31, 2018

(To follow along with the clips we watched, you can check out our Try Not to Cry Playlist on YouTube)

Prepare your tissues as we try to make Moreland cry! Our “The F*** Am I Doing?” Rotation kicks off with a challenge: is Moreland inhuman and won’t cry at the saddest clips we have to offer? We test the theory out by showing him some of the clips that made our fandoms weep in sadness, along with the film clips that have been voted as some of the saddest. Don’t fret, there’s still a lot of humor to be had! However, the catch was that if Moreland cried, he would have to get bikini waxed. If he didn’t, then we were taking his unborn child’s college funds and putting a deposit down on some wax. We apologize in advance to the person that has to deal with him.

This episode was our first live broadcast for our podcast on Twitch, so you can also check out the video at our YouTube channel mentioned below. Spoiler alert: all but one of us cried.

For more, you can find us at:

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The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of WeBeGeeks Podcast Network. Check out all the great podcasts over there at webegeeks.com!

Jul 18, 2018

Hop on your soapbox and prepare to become a keyboard warrior with our next episode on gaming controversies and freakouts in our favorite fandoms. We’re talking about some of the biggest controversies in gaming history, including Gamergate, Microtransactions and why Fox News sucks. We also hit on the fact that apparently if you have a keyboard, you can Twitter rant at your favorite stars and shows as if you’re the judge, jury and executioner regarding choices made in the show. Spoilers for Critical Role and the 100, along with some of our favorite video games. Hope you reinforced that soapbox!

To listen to our sweet voices more, you can check us out here:

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Twitch: TheFreeRotation

If you have an Amazon Prime account and use Twitch, make sure to link your Twitch account to Amazon in order to enjoy one free subscription to any channel a month! Why not use it on our beautiful faces?

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

© 2018 Running Joke Media

Jul 11, 2018

This week, spoiler alert spoiler alert spoiler alert.  Spoiler alert spoiler alert SPOILER alert; however, spoiler alert spoiler alert spoiler alert. While I just noticed how odd of a word to spell spoiler is, please note this episode contains many spoilers for movies, games, television, and books.  While we don't go too in depth, we do discuss the most iconic scenes, characters, and lines.  So go ahead, let us make your day.

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The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of We Be Geeks Podcast. Make sure to check out some great podcasts over on webegeekspc.com.

 

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Jul 5, 2018

We’re back at it with the next portion of our rotation on “Impact” with a look at the crimes inspired by pop culture, creepy pastas and video games. We dive into a discussion regarding the Slenderman stabbings that occurred in 2014, the Matrix Defense and how every single person raising the defense has managed to avoid jail time, and wonder how anyone thinks Grand Theft Auto is possible to pull off IRL. We also throw in a discussion about which movie we would like to live in if it turned out real life was just a computer simulation. Spoiler alert: some of us do believe we are living in a computer simulation thanks to the Mandela Effect. 

To check out our pretty tinfoil hats, here is some places you can find us: 

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Twitch: TheFreeRotation 

Did you know with Amazon Prime, you get one free Twitch subscription a month to your favorite channel on the platform? If you have a free Twitch subscription, why not use it on us for more shenanigans? 

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

© 2018 Running Joke Media. 

Jun 26, 2018

Prepare for our next rotation, entitled "Impact," where we deep dive into topics that made, well, an impact on the geek world. First up, we look at the saga of the 80's with the Satanic Panic and how D&D did not teach us how to summon demons. We take a look at the chain of events that led to the fears of the game and why we are bias to the fact that the entire panic of D&D was absurd. We also take a look at the historical significance of the Satanic Panic, and how the issue still exists to this day. Thanks, Tom Hanks.  

 

To check out our social media, you can find us here:

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Instagram: @thefreerotationpodcast  

YouTube: The Free Rotation

Twitch: TheFreeRotation

 

Make sure to follow us on Twitch as we've been affiliated! Also, if you have an Amazon Prime account, you have one free Twitch subscription a month. Why not use it on our channel and get an emote of Scoob dressed like a Star Guardian! Check it out today on Twitch!

 

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

 

 
© 2018 Running Joke Media
Jun 20, 2018

Just when you think it's safe to walk or Naruto run through a door, someone opens up a crazy fun party game!  In this episode we play a few rounds of our favorites and talk about some of our favorite party game moments. Feel free to use this demonstration of party games down the line with your own group of friends and let us know if there are any other party games we missed that should be an auto-include on game night. Warning: some of our stories get a little weird (as always).

Games included in this episode: Red Flags, Disturbed Friends, Never Have I Ever, The Voting Game, Drunk, Stoned or Stupid, Joe Name It, and Schmoovie.

For more of the rotation, check us out on our social media accounts!

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Did you know that with your Amazon Prime account, you get one free Twitch subscription to any channel of your choosing? You can now subscribe to our Twitch channel for free, and help support growth of our podcast!

The Free Rotation Podcast is an affiliate of WeBeGeeks Podcast Network. You can find out more about other great, geeky-related podcasts at webegeekspc.com.

©2018 Running Joke Media

Jun 13, 2018

Prepare your ear holes, because we're getting pretty loud in this episode (okay, mostly Moreland with his Gobly Minaj voice). In this episode, we continue our look at our favorite tabletop games that strike fear into the heart of our resident large man, Scoob! We take a look at some of the games inspired by real life events, discuss the games inspired by the B movie genre for horror such as Last Night on Earth, and come up with our own version of Flip or Flop, where you just don't know if the resident spirit is going to kill you. Bonus material includes a discussion of some of our favorite "bad" horror movies, and we define the difference between a horror game and the other type of game that is similarly pronounced.

For more of the rotation, check out our social media:

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YouTube: The Free Rotation

Twitch: TheFreeRotation

Did you know that if you have Amazon Prime, you get one free Twitch subscription a month to any channel? Why not use yours on our Twitch channel and get some pretty fantastic emotes to spam all over the website!

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

© 2018 Running Joke Media

Jun 6, 2018

This week, our conversation is a bit more free ranged than focused but we still manage to discuss the myriad possibilities of deck builders.  While we left out almost every single important detail, we did manage to hit the basics.  You're welcome.  Sit with us awhile and feel free to tweet, email, send an owl, or Instagram your thoughts and feelings about our various topics of "conversation." 

For more of the rotation, check us out on our social media accounts!

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

 

©2018 Running Joke Media

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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Twitch: TheFreeRotation (we're really close to hitting affiliate, so please throw us a follow so we can say we've accomplished one of our goals!)

 

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

 

© 2018 Running Joke Media

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.

©2018 Running Joke Media

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!

 

To jump into the rotation, check us out on our various social media:

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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.


©2018 Running Joke Media

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.

© 2018 Running Joke Media

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

 

 

©2018 Running Joke Media

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.

 

© 2018 Running Joke Media

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!

 

© 2018 Running Joke Media

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.


©2018 Running Joke Media

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.


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