“Me Too” | Sexual Assault and Harassment | Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Overwatch | Andy Weir – Artemis | Dark Matter

“Me Too” | Sexual Assault and Harassment | Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Overwatch | Andy Weir – Artemis | Dark Matter

It’s Friday! And we’re one week closer to Christmas. It’s all too easy this time of year to get sucked into the vortex of presents and shopping, so we encourage you to listen to this podcast while you’re doing something non commercial-holiday related. Maybe it’s time to vacuum the spare bedroom… or clean out that closet you said you would clean out last year. With Brian and Anna (aka Mangodroplet) at the helm, we’re going to be talking about a pretty heavy, and very relevant, topic. Sexual harassment, and the “Me Too” phenom, is a vital conversation to have and I think you’ll find that our hosts do it justice.

Sympathy vs Empathy | Stranger Things 2 | Awaken Online: Catharsis | Megadeth Christmas | Lacuna Coil

Sympathy vs Empathy | Stranger Things 2 | Awaken Online: Catharsis | Megadeth Christmas | Lacuna Coil

As we draw deeper into the season of giving, of love and good cheer, and, most importantly, of hope, our conversations lead to the heart of matters that affect our relationships and, as a result, affect our community. Here at The Real Brian Show we are advocates for having the difficult conversations, for breaking complex human actions down into smaller pieces in an attempt to understand them, and encouraging one another to be the best version of ourselves. So join us in welcoming Mad Scientist back to the show! We get serious with a talk about the value of sympathy vs empathy, have some fun talking about Stranger Things 2.

I Wish I Could Just Quit You | Justice League | Supergirl | Maid of Steel | Commitment | Intentionality

I Wish I Could Just Quit You | Justice League | Supergirl | Maid of Steel | Commitment | Intentionality

Under commitment, over commitment. We see it all in modern society. Carl, Brian and Emilee take a whack at dissecting what it is getting in our way, why we make promises we don’t intend to keep or why we hold back from making any promises at all. It’s Superhero Friday, though! Which means we’re going to have a blast talking about all our favorite things, including Justice League (we promise only minor spoilers).

Stop the Hate | Respect | Feminism | Basketball | Peppermint Mocha | Guild Wars 2 | Sciatica | The Flash | Valuing Time and Money

Stop the Hate | Respect | Feminism | Basketball | Peppermint Mocha | Guild Wars 2 | Sciatica | The Flash | Valuing Time and Money

Welcome back to The Real Brian Show! On this installment of the podcast, before a brief hiatus as we break for Thanksgiving, we welcome Shear Terror (Morgan) back to the show. Did you know that Brian is 13″ taller than Morgan? Yeah. Seriously. But height makes no different on a podcast, right? Our differences make us unique and give us unique experiences and give us a variety that makes life so well rounded. But our differences also cause bias, division and derision. Why? Oh, let us count the ways.

Andrea Deck is Sassy Octopus | Alien: Isolation | Diabetes Awareness Month | Ghost Recon: Wildlands | Lee Stephen | Voice Acting

Andrea Deck is Sassy Octopus | Alien: Isolation | Diabetes Awareness Month | Ghost Recon: Wildlands | Lee Stephen | Voice Acting

Welcome back to The Real Brian Show! This week we’ve invited Lee Stephen and Andrea Deck to join the discussion. We last spoke with Lee in Episode 86 and were eager to get him back. To add some flavor, we also recruited Andrea Deck, who is a voice, film and stage actor currently living in Great Britain. Together we chat about video games,what it’s like being an American and living in England, voice acting, and Type-1 diabetes. Ready for some fun?

Sometimes I Pretend to Be Normal | Enneagram | JK Rowling | Stranger Things 2 | Sci Fi November | Voice Acting | Animated Movies

Sometimes I Pretend to Be Normal | Enneagram | JK Rowling | Stranger Things 2 | Sci Fi November | Voice Acting | Animated Movies

Happy Superhero Friday! In this installment of the podcast, I step out from behind the veil of the blog posts and co-host with Brian. We have a lot of fun with this discussion, including diving into one of my favorite topics… personality tests! There are several unmistakeable truths in this life: 1) the world is always changing, 2) sometimes things happen to us, and 3) we need to interact with people. Personality tests don’t have an answer key, but they certainly produce tools for us to understand those 3 unmistakeable truths!

The Harry Potter Episode | Bertie Botts | Fantastic Beasts | Chocolate Frogs | Butterbeer | Pumpkin Spice Mocha

The Harry Potter Episode | Bertie Botts | Fantastic Beasts | Chocolate Frogs | Butterbeer | Pumpkin Spice Mocha

Welcome to the Harry Potter episode of The Real Brian Show! From beginning to end, front to back, this is Harry Potter through and through We’re drinking butterbeer, eating chocolate frogs (or nuance chocolate…), talking about our favorite (and least favorite) Harry Potter things. Basically, if you love Harry Potter, you’re going to have a blast joining in this week.

What You Think, Manifests | Basketball | Alien: Isolation | Scheel’s | Guinness and Gouda Bread | Will Smith

What You Think, Manifests | Basketball | Alien: Isolation | Scheel’s | Guinness and Gouda Bread | Will Smith

When circumstances dominate us it is easier to notice how the things we think manifest in our lives. Let’s talk about balance and how we can turn the negative outcomes into positive ones! Camron is back from the city that never sleeps, so he and Brian dive right into another fantastic Superhero Friday installment of The Real Brian Show.

My Expectations Are Too High | Charter Vanguard | Guild Wars | The Gifted | Superstore | Pain Reframed | Wonder Woman

My Expectations Are Too High | Charter Vanguard | Guild Wars | The Gifted | Superstore | Pain Reframed | Wonder Woman

Happy Superhero Friday! While the Nightfox is hittin’ up the City that Never Sleeps, Brian recruits Lee Stephen to fill in his shoes. Great expectations is definitely a theme here, but we also venture into the traditional nerdy topics about video games and television. We talk about ways we relieve stress, pet peeves about storytelling, and inspirational health tips.

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