2010 Jeph Loeb on The Geek Speak Show Season 1.
That was a day that will be long remembered. The Geek Speak Show premiered on that August morning, live from studios in San Francisco. Starting off with an interview with San Diego Comic-Con's David Glanzer and followed up with an interview with Rod Roddenberry and a discussion about the very serious topic of video game addiction, it was clear that The Geek Speak Show was not just "kids in their mom's basement talking about comic books." Featuring interviews with Nicholas Meyer, Chloe Grace Moretz, JJ Abrams, Paul Dini, Ben Burtt, Bob Gale, Claudia Wells, James Tolkan, as well as interviews with independent filmmakers and writers/artists, the show established itself as one of THE destinations to celebrate Geek Culture. The show always had the feeling you get when you're spending time at your local comic book shop.
The Geek Speak Show went from a daily live radio show in Season 1 to a weekly podcast, starting from Season 2 onward. As the show grew, so did coverage of everything Geek Culture from not just what was heard on the podcast, but also to include in-person coverage of movie premieres, Free Comic Book Day, and of course, San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon. The Book Club was introduced and became one of the show's most popular features. But not as popular as the annual Halloween Episode. For 12 years/seasons, the Halloween Episode was always THE most-downloaded episode.
The Geek Speak Show was definitely a part of the Geek Culture lexicon.
The Geek Speak Show came to an end for two reasons: Henry grew tired of what was starting to be accepted as Geek Culture "News": Leaks, rumors, , people hating everything because why not, etc.
The other reason was a need to grow his new show, Paranormal Perception.
But Henry's love of Geek Culture didn't and never will end.
After a two-year hiatus, the time is right when audiences have grown tired of leaks and knowing what's going to happen in their comics, films and shows. They're tired of social/poilitical agendas being shoved down their throats on Every. Single. Goshdurned. thing they watch or read. No escape from reality, no forgetting the real world for a few hours. The Geek Speak Show needed to come back and make Geek Culture fun again.
So what's new for Vol. 2? Simple answer: Nothing. The Geek Speak Show was one of only two Geek Culture-centered shows back at the dawn of the podcasting age. (Nerdist was the other one.) Henry believes people really do want to return to a time when we just want to enjoy and have fun with these shows, films, comics and games. That's it. We don't need to know who's dying or what cameos will surprise us. Just let them happen organically. Right or wrong, that's what you'll hear every week on The Geek Speak Show.