Episode 142: Fighting Words & Victory Songs of Our People

Episode 142! We have fighting words with Beverly Warkulwiz and David Ogozalek of The Ballantyne Chorale as we talk about the TV, Movies, Books and news of the past week.

The Ballantyne Chorale concert “Pick Your Battles” is on May 13th at 4 PM and admission is only $10.  Immediately after the concert, the chorale will be hosting a  “Pick Your Battles” Party and charity Dollar Drive! Concessions will be available for purchase. The party will run until 7:15 PM. Everyone is invited! To purchase tickets now, click here. (use the code GEEK for a 5% discount – good now through 4/18.)

About The Ballantyne Chorale

The Ballantyne Chorale is in its 4th season. Their journey began in 2014 with 16 members, including their four co-founders: Beverly Warkulwiz, Amber Faulhaber, Julie Yakoboski, and Jane Russell. Members have ranged in age from 17 to 70 over the past four seasons, and they currently have 20 members. The Ballantyne Chorale performs around the greater Charlotte area during the holidays and presents an annual spring concert to conclude each season.

For more information, check out their Facebook page by clicking here.

 This Week’s Topics Include:


  • Dancing with the Stars
  • The Goldbergs
  • 13 Reasons Why
  • New Girl
  • First look at costumes from Game of Thrones
  • John Simm to return as the Master in Doctor Who
  • Television shows based on comic books schedule released


  • Facing the Fat
  • Deadpool 2 casts Josh Brolin as Cable
  • Jude Law to play young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts
  • Thor: Ragnorok trailer

Books & Comics

  • Ardian Syaf terminated by Marvel


  • Pentatonix new album release
  • Get free music with your library card and Freegal Music

In Memoriam

  • Don Rickles
  • Charlie Murphy
  • Dorothy Mengering (David Letterman’s mom)

Local Events – April

  • Thu, 4/13: Rifftrax Live: Samurai Cop, Trivia Night at Fabo’s, Thirsty Nomad Brewing Trivia
  • Sat, 4/15: Book signing at Park Road Books
  • Fri, 4/21: Charlotte Geeks’ Game Night; SPARC3 initial deadline
  • Sat, 4/22: Hop, Drop & Play: Shakespeare in a Day
  • Fri, 4/28: RavenCon

Originally recorded 04/12/2017

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