Big Shiny Robot

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A table full of dudes and 1 girl talk about all things nerdy, pop culture, and video gamey.

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  • Rebecca's Meat Missle

    February 12th, 2020  |  23 mins 4 secs

    Now that Tom has gotten his agenda items out of the way, the crew reassembles to talk about Realtorcon (Rebecca won a major award). Then they digress into discussions of old comics and games. -- Watch live at

  • Classic Skating and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    February 11th, 2020  |  28 mins 8 secs

    This week we mostly make fun of Tyson, because someone has to keep him in check. We also talk about the awesome Lodge 49 and when the Fast and Furious universe crossed over into a world without physics.

  • Our Year in Review , Plus more Vampires

    January 28th, 2020  |  44 mins 9 secs
    adulting, blade, brad pitt, home repair, spawn, vampires

    It's the second half of our foray into Twitch. The gang answers questions from the Chat, talks about their fave Vampire films, Tom bought a buttload of Spawn Comics cuz it's still the 90's.

  • Dracula and Oscar

    January 21st, 2020  |  36 mins 51 secs
    bbc, dracula, greta gerwig, little women, netflix, steven moffat, twitch

    You can watch us on Twitch now!, Tom has us streaming so you can watch Rebecca and Jon disagree about who should get Oscar nominations. Plus the BBC made a new Dracula and 2/3s of it is pretty good.

  • Toss a Coin to Your Witcher

    January 14th, 2020  |  37 mins 10 secs
    baby yoda, castlevania, disney +, disney plus, disney+, hbo, mandalorian, star wars, the mandalorian, the watchmen

    We bring Tom up to date on what ended up happening with Mando. If you REALLY wanna know what happened go watch Clone Wars and Rebels to learn all about the Dark Saber. We find out how little attention Tom has paid to all the star wars. Rebecca tells us about some real weird shows on Netflix. We loved the ending of the Watchmen and nobody knows if we're getting more and that's ok. Eventually we talk about The Witcher and Tom LOVES it even though Henry Cavill doesn't hang dong.

  • Rebecca Went and Did a Star War

    January 7th, 2020  |  41 mins 39 secs
    disneyland, galaxy's edge, light saber, star wars, star wars land

    Rebecca went to Star Wars Land (glaxay's edge galaxy's smedge) at Disney Land and she tells us all about it and shows us her light sabers and everything.

  • Cats, Statues and more Disney

    December 31st, 2019  |  32 mins 22 secs
    broadways cats, cats, cats: the musical, collectibles, disney, disney+, statues

    Rebecca, Tom, and Tyson discuss Cats - mostly calling out its’ cowardly director for the distinct lack of cat nips and b-holes. And yes, it IS as horny as you’ve been hearing.

  • The Rise of Skywalker

    December 24th, 2019  |  32 mins 5 secs
    original trilogy, rise of skywalker, star wars, star wars rise of skywalker

    Rebecca and Tom saw a Star War and they tell Papa Tyson alllllllllll about the laser swords and space wizards.

  • The Fallen Order of Stadia

    December 10th, 2019  |  26 mins 24 secs
    fallen order, fighting games, google, google stadia, stadia, star wars, star wars fallen order, street fighter

    Lucas has been really enjoying the new Star Wars Fallen Order game despite the lack of polish. Tom dives into Stadia now that it has arrived and damn that thing burns through data. Rebecca does a puzzle.

  • Thankful Mandalorians

    December 3rd, 2019  |  34 mins 40 secs
    baby yoda, disney +, disney plus, disney+, fight sticks, fighting games, food, mandalorian, star wars, the mandalorian, woodrocket

    It's Black Friday so Nick naturally asks everyone what weird food their family eats. Tom wins in the world of weirdness. But we all know that Rebecca can't cook. Rebecca has ADD and does a puzzle while Tom talks about getting a big beefy body.

  • Rebecca Knows Mario

    November 26th, 2019  |  30 mins 4 secs
    baby yoda, death stranding, google stadia, pokemon, pokemon sword and shield, stadia, the mandalorian

    Tom and Tyson are playing another pokemon game. The rest of us think there are too many of those games. There is also Death Stranding, Norman Reedus with a Fetus. Really we just want to talk Baby Yoda.

  • Big Horny

    November 19th, 2019  |  39 mins 19 secs
    baby yoda, disney +, disney plus, disney+, good boys, hbo, mandalorian, star wars, the mandalorian, the watchmen

    Eventually we talk about The Mandalorian as well as Watchmen...but first you're gonna have to get through some dick talk. And Puberty talk. It's Tyson's fault really.

  • X-Men, Killer Queen and Blizzard

    November 12th, 2019  |  36 mins 10 secs

    First and Foremost, Tom has premiered his new film, we want to submit it for Oscar Consideration. After all this, Tom tells us all about Killer Queen Black on the Switch, we talk a little bit about how awful China is (probably banned in China now) and how shitty Blizzard is which makes it hard to be excited about new games from. Jon then tells us how amazing the Jonathan Hickman run of X-men is.

  • Paul Rudd Math

    November 5th, 2019  |  34 mins 26 secs
    hbo, netflix, tv

    Do you call it a TV show even if its only ever streamed? is it a series? just a show? Does it matter? Oh we also talk about Paul Rudd in Living With Yourself, Watchmen, His Dark Materials and more

  • BSPC Classic: Anything for Batman

    October 30th, 2019  |  16 mins 6 secs

    We're sorry. Life has gotten the better of us all. We will be back with new episodes very soon but for now enjoy another deep cut featuring Jon: This week, the crew assembles to lightly talk video games, and then give you a very special episode 100. Thank you for everything and to everyone that has been listening, this has and will continue to be an amazing journey.

  • BSPC Classic: That Thing With The Sheet

    October 15th, 2019  |  36 mins 15 secs

    We we're busy with Misplaced Showcase so we didn't get a chance to record, but we wanted to bring you something for Tuesday, we're back with a little tale from Jon's Memoir.