Episode 180: The Wisest Week Ever

Episode 180!  Jeff Rothberg from the Wise Guys program at Childrens Home Society of NC hangs out with us as we review the news and shows of the week.  The Wise Guys is one of the programs that benefits from the proceeds from the Geek Gala Geeky Goody Baskets.  (Got your tickets yet?)

This Week’s Topics Include:


  • RIP: Tom Petty
  • DC is officially stepping away from its expanded cinematic universe
  • Marilyn Manson struck by stage scenery in New York
  • “Red Dwarf XII” Set For October 12th
  • Archaeologists in Turkey believe they have discovered Santa Claus’s tomb
  • Bob’s Burgers movie for 2020
  • Fast and Furious 9 delayed to 2020
  • Pauley Perrette is leaving NCIS after 15 seasons
  • Kate Winslet Joins James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Universe
  • Community Calendar Reminder


  • Carol:  Charlotte Film Festival,
  • Matt:  INBOUND
  • Joey : DWTS Week 3, The Guest Book
  • Tiffany:  Battle of the Sexes, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Group Skate: The Orville

About Wise Guys

Wise Guys is a multi-session, evidence-based program that teaches healthy masculinity and decision-making while also preventing teen pregnancy and the spread of STI’s. The program is designed for young men aged 11-17. This means partnering with other organizations to implement the program. Jeff’s current partners include, Myers Park High, East Mecklenburg High, Garinger High, and Mecklenburg County Jail North.

About Jeff Rothberg (in his own words)

I work for The Children’s Home Society of NC and I run the Wise Guys program in Mecklenburg County. Before my 5, going on 6 years with Wise Guys I taught public school for ten years. During that time I taught English, Music, and Theater.
Personally, I’m a fellow lover of all things geek as well. Specifically, Star Wars, Star Trek, all sorts of movies, anything super hero related, and my general knowledge base is pretty good. I’m also not shy about dressing up when Heroescon comes to town. I’ve certainly come a long way from my days as a professional wrestler. But that’s another story.

Website: Childrens Home Society of NC , Wise Guys

Originally recorded 10/04/17

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