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Welcome to the podcast, "What's Shakin With Shaner." 

 

Each episode features an interest of Shakin Shaner that does not always come up in casual conversation.  This is his way of celebrating the passion and the madness of the Geek, the Nerd, and often, the Absurd!

Each episode is listed below and click the link to go its separate page with the podcast and additional content.  

All  Podcast Episodes

Episode 28
Psycho Bob Says...

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Join Shaner as he celebrates the Marine Corps Birthday, honors Veterans Day and discusses one of the most iconic Marines ever, Dan Daly, a legendary badass.
 

Daly was one of two Marines to receive the Medal of Honor for two separate combat engagements. The other Marine was Major General Smedley Butler, whom we highlighted in our 5th episode. They served together in a few locations and Butler described Daly as "The fightin'est Marine I ever knew!" 

Episode 26
Icelandic Sorcery

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Join Shaner as he dives head-first into a new rabbit hole and discovers Icelandic Sorcery. He discusses the historical background of Iceland as a nation, the introduction of Christianity, the uniqueness of Iceland magic. 

He really fell deep into this one as he also explains three different Icelandic black books, sorcerers and the execution of witches. One of the bizarre discoveries is the necropants. Yeah, you gotta hear this. 

Episode 24
Blue Beard

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Join Shaner as he dives down the rabbit hole of the French fairy tale Blue Beard. He was completely unaware of this tale previously and discovers the horrific murder of seven wives. In this episode, he provides a reading of the fairy tale, explores the literary and psychoanalytical interpretations. He dives down further into the influence of the tale such as the Grimm Brothers story, "Blaubart" and Dickens's "Captain Murderer". Kevin and Jeremy jump in and try to decided is this a fairy tale or a horror story.

Episode 22
Cryptographs, Lost Treasure, & the Beale Papers

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Join Shakin Shaner as he discusses his love for cryptographs and lost treasure. It all started with the 1980 ABC Weekend Series, The Gold Bug, an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's short story of the same name.

Join the adventure of looking for Captain Kidd's treasure. Shaner also talks about John Dillinger's lost case of cash, the $375,000 in gold on the Big Horn River and gets deep into the infamous Beale Papers. Is there $43 million hidden in a vault in Virginia?

Episode 20
Psycho Bob Says

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In this 10-minute installment, Psycho Bob the Cat & Shakin Shaner explore the films and legacy of special effects and animator Ray Harryhausen. Join them as they discuss "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", "Jason and Argonauts" and "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad."  

Episode 18
Psycho Bob Says

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Psycho Bob the Cat is the co-host, producer and engineer of “What’s Shakin With Shaner” and he usually has a lot to say. To give him a bigger voice, we will be releasing 10 minute episodes in between our larger episodes. These installments will be based on topics picked and written by Psycho Bob.

Psycho Bob says “what’s the deal with the half-naked statute of George Washington?”  

Episode 16
Grimm Brothers: A Celebration

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Join Shakin Shaner in a celebration of the long lasting legacy of the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Less well known is the their pioneering scholarly work on a German dictionary, which they began in 1838. Shakin Shaner discusses that their tales were not originally intended for children and goes into detail on a lesser known tale, the Girl without Hands.  

Episode 14
Sandwiched?

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Shakin Shaner is joined by Marquis and Tony, fellow sandwich connoisseurs, as they discuss bread and its secret code, the namesake of sandwiches, the first sandwich recipe in America and the great debate of what is and is not a sandwich. 

Episode 12
Who's Soul is Trapped?

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Join Shakin Shaner as he discusses mirrors in mythology and attempts to determine who's soul is trapped in the magic mirror in Snow White, the Grimm Brothers story.

Episode 10
Burned fingers, the salmon of knowledge & the heart of Fafnir

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Join Shakin Shaner as he discusses the gate control theory of pain and how we instinctively sucked a burned finger. He then heads on a rabbit hole to discuss two mythical heroes and  how they gain their power from sucking a burned finger. Discover the absurdity of this episode.

Episode 8

Meet the Fictitious Five!

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 Shakin Shaner is joined by three expert panelists to create a new superhero team....The Fictitious Five.  For some context--this is all in the spirit of the comic books Flaming Carrot and the Mystery Men. 

Episode 6

The Adventures of Jonny Quest with Mike from Comics in the Golden Age.

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Shakin Shaner and Mike from Comics in the Golden Age (@ComicsintheGA) let their geek flags fly on the original Adventures of Jonny Quest which aired in 1964!

Episode 4

Movies that Scare Us with Jeff, the Movie Guy.

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Shakin Shaner and his friend Jeff discuss monster movies, Hitchcock, 80's slasher movies, alien movies, vampire, zombie, and several other movies that they find scary or disturbing. 

Episode 2

The novel, Ivanhoe

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Shakin Shaner and his friend Randy, a fellow book worm, embark on an enthusiastic nerd-in on Ivanhoe. They explore this 200 year old novel. One of the 10 best adventure novels, ever!

Episode 27
Dan Daly

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Join Shaner as he celebrates the Marine Corps Birthday, honors Veterans Day and discusses one of the most iconic Marines ever, Dan Daly, a legendary badass.
 

Daly was one of two Marines to receive the Medal of Honor for two separate combat engagements. The other Marine was Major General Smedley Butler, whom we highlighted in our 5th episode. They served together in a few locations and Butler described Daly as "The fightin'est Marine I ever knew!" 

Episode 25
Psycho Bob Says...

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Another 10-minute installment of Psycho Bob Says...Join him and Shakin Shaner while they try to determine how bad can these ads be? 

 

In “Whats Shakin with Shaner’s” episode 13, “The Crash at Crush” we explored failed marketing and publicity stunts. Recently, we discovered some additional failures that just got be talked about, like linking your restaurant to a murderous cult. Really!

Episode 23
Psycho Bob Says Whose Booty is It?

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Another 10-minute installment of Psycho Bob Says...Join him and Shakin Shaner while they try to determine Whose Booty Is It? 

In “What's Shakin with Shaner’s” episode of “Cryptographs, Lost Treasure and the Beale Papers” we discussed several lost treasures to include that of the pirate Captain Kidd. During research, they came across the largest sunken treasure ever found, in other words the largest booty ever found. Learn about the Black Swan Project that resulted in the recovery of an estimated $500 million worth of silver and gold coins from the ocean floor.

Episode 21
Where's My Jetpack

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Shakin Shaner has assembled an expert panel to discuss why we do not yet have jetpacks. He is joined by Jim, Raye from the podcast, Being Bookish, Matt from the podcast, Don't Wreck Yourself, and Mike from the podcast, Multiverse of Badness. 

Why don't we have jetpacks? Are the airline unions behind it, is the government testing them but allowing us to think they are UFOs, is there problem with fuel, or is this all part of the ball bearing matrix? You need to listen to this to believe it! 

Episode 19
Hercules v Heracles

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Join Randy and Shakin Shaner as they discuss the 1997 Disney movie Hercules and geek out over Greek mythology. They explore the differences between the movie versions of Hercules, Zeus, Hera and Pegasus and the actual Greek myths. Check out their favorite stories from the 12 labors of Heracles.  

Episode 17
Monster Hunter International

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Shakin Shaner is joined by Kevin and Jeremy, two fellow veterans on a complete geek out on the book, Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. 

Episode 15
The Game is Afoot!

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Shakin Shaner has a complete nerd-fest in this homage to the original Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories. He relates several noteworthy items, such as Sherlock Holmes, as a fictional character has been featured in more movies than any other character in the history of cinema. 

Episode 13
The Crash at Crush

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Shakin Shaner and Psycho Bob the Cat explore failed marketing and publicity stunts. From the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati's turkey drop to Pepsi's failed marketing campaign in the Philippines to the head-on train collision of the Crash at Crush!

Episode 11
Words & Phrases

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Join Shakin Shaner as he explores fun words to say, words we do not use often, 80's slang, military terminology and the crazy shit his dad says. His is join by Matt, cohost of the Don't Wreck Yourself podcast. Listen in while they debate which is colder....

Episode 9

Sean Connery James Bond

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 Shakin Shaner and Jeff pay homage to Sean Connery as the definitive James Bond.  Join them as they explore the movies and the lasting impact of Sean Connery.

Episode 7

Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz.

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Shakin Shaner is joined by Jeremy, fellow Marine and fan of Odd Thomas.   Jeremy  shared this novel with Shakin Shaner years ago and listen to them get their nerd-on. 

Episode 5

General Smedley  Butler, the life and legacy of Old Gimlet Eye.

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Shakin Shaner explores  Major General Smedley Butler and dives into his participation in the March of the Bonus Army, the Business Plot and his book, "War is a Racket". 

Episode 3

A debate-Jetson Transport Tubes Thingies

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Shakin Shaner is joined by four expert panelists to debate the complex issue of the Jetson Transport Tube Thingies: Why don't we have them and who dropped the ball. 

Episode 1

Spider Man & His Amazing Friends

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Shakin Shaner hosts Mike from Comics in the Golden Age (@ComicsintheGA) in a geek out on the 1981 Saturday morning cartoon, Spider Man & His Amazing Friends.