Bring out Your Geeks! is a podcast that explores the geeky hobbies and interests of Saskatchewan-based artists. Hosted by Devon Dozlaw (G. B. Loon), BOYG is designed to provide a more comprehensive view of artists from various disciplines by delving into the dorky things they love that get overlooked in other interviews about their work. It seeks to humanize artists, and forge community through geeking out hard. The first season hits the airwaves April 8, with a new episode on the 8th and 23rd of each month.
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BOYG! Episode 1 - Nathan Daschuck
In this episode, Devon sits down with Nathan Daschuck to talk about Playstation 2 classics, collecting sneakers, and the weirdest things they have seen at punk shows.
Nathan is the vocalist in Flash Back, guitarist in Stepping Stone, and he is also a traditional tattoo flash painter. He’d normally be touring with his bands right now, but since no shows can happen, he’s been working on his Rock Band chops instead. Devon and Nathan talk about their gold standards of action platformers and horror games, they expose their views on sports games, and they brainstorm various functions of vegetables at gigs.
In this episode Devon sits down with Geanna Dunbar to discuss animation in comics, graphic novels, cartoons and tattoos. They dig into comic favourites from Watchmen to Hellboy to Tank Girl. With a fondness for 90s cartoons, they talk about how cartoons have changed over the years. Geanna recounts the history of her Simpsons collection, and they talk about Simpsons products from Squishee machines to Simpsons video games. As an artist, Geanna also reflects on the impacts of reality TV on tattoo culture, and defends getting weird and goofy ink. Enjoy!
Geanna Dunbar is a freelance indigenous artist that works with many mixed mediums. Geanna also does body piercing and tattoos, helping people express themselves.
In this episode Devon sits down with Judd Stachoski to discuss old and new science fiction, focusing on Hugo Award winners. They take a look at some of their most beloved series, and talk about some of the big names in sci-fi, highlighting some of their favourite male and female authors. They also talk about the benefits of playing collaborative board games with partners and pals. They remember some SEGA hits, and Judd opens up about some of the new products from Paperback Beverage Company, including vegetarian and vegan sauces, Cybrpunk sodas and iced teas, and various beverages from Six Poets Brewing.
Judd Stachoski is an avid sci-fi buff, ex-bartender, and part owner of Paperback Beverage Company.
In this episode, Devon sits down with Jael Bartnik from Hit the Streets to discuss going all out for Halloween. They talk about crafting, quilting and punk rock costumes, and they gush over some of the wittiest authors in fantasy and science fiction. After highlighting some stand-out female comic book/graphic novel artists, Devon and Jael praise a wide variety of video game soundtracks across various eras of video games, and reflect on the value of playtime as adults, touching on LEGO, action figures, and various types of games.
Jael Bartnik: guitarist from Hit the Streets and expert in collecting crafty hobbies. If HGTV was a little more punk rock I guess that would be me. I love science fiction and fantasy books but give me anything non-fiction about DIY and I’ll probably read that too.
In this episode, Devon sits down with Andrew Parry to talk about the similarities and differences between improv theatre and role-playing games. Both former Blockbuster Video Store employees, they share stories about the glory days of rental stores, and they discuss the part they played in movie and video game lovers’ lives. Andy opens up about why he loves photography, and the types of cameras that suit different projects. They explore the wonders of video games with giant worlds, and they critique offensive party games, offering up a few alternatives.
Andrew Parry is a Digital Artist, Photographer, and Improviser from Regina, Saskatchewan. He is the co-creator and former artistic director of Hitchhiker’s Improv. Andrew is an experienced improviser and performer. He enjoys the playfulness and endless possibility of improv, and loves to tell stories that combine humour, innovation, and sincerity. He is creative director at Munz Media. His photography career has taken him all over the world, including to Iceland. Andrew is excited by the opportunity to connect and share knowledge on the podcast Bring Out Your Geeks!
Some Credits Include: One Night Only; Two Chairs and a Piece of Wood (Regina Fringe 2019); An Evening with Kevin McDonald; White Rhino Presents: Colin Mochrie (Colin Mochrie Tour 2017).