Anomaly Podcast
Fun but deep episodes on Sci-fi / Fantasy and geek culture. Covering Star Trek, Star Wars, and other sci-fi fantasy TV, book, and movies. In addition to the episodes available here, you'll find many, many more at

How do you get someone into "Doctor Who"? One theory is: have them watch the season 3 episode "Blink." In this Anomaly Supplemental episode, Kasey (our resident Whovian) and Sue (who'd never seen a single "Who" episode before in her life) put this theory to the test. And it's quite the wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey episode - just what you'd expect from "Doctor Who."

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WARNING:  Contains spoilers.  May contain nuts.

Direct download: Who101Blink.mp3
Category:Doctor Who Episodes -- posted at: 1:56pm CDT

Anomaly Classic: The Star Wars Holiday Special

On December 19th 2008, Anomaly released a humorous look at The Star Wars Holiday Special. It was a very lighthearted commentary about the episode that George wishes had never been made. Today at work, after discussing how horrible the Life Day extravaganza was, Angela and Jen decided the episode should be re-released. We hope you enjoy the jokes made at the special's expense! Please visit to subscribe to the newsletter, follow our blog, join the forum, follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook! Merry Christmas from all of us at Anomaly! Look for the next Anomaly to be released later this month. It will be a video report about the Texas Renaissance Festival. If the file is too large to download onto your devices, you can stream it on our web site.

Direct download: AnomalySWHolidaySpecialEpisode2.mp3
Category:Star Wars Episodes -- posted at: 3:28pm CDT

Sue chats with Ashley Eckstein on the show floor at NYCC in 2011. Don't let the age of the interview deter you! Despite the year it was recorded, it continues to be the most downloaded episode in the Anomaly archive. Ashley, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and the creator of Her Universe, shares interesting stories about her childhood, her audition process for Ahsoka, as well as her own brand of wisdom that everyone can benefit from. Please share with your friends and subscribe to Anomaly for many more great episodes.


Direct download: Ashley_Eckstein_Interview.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 10:31pm CDT

The following is a panel from New York Comic Con, titled “Screen Future: Gaming, Comics, and TV around the world and 5 years from now.” Panelists are Brian David Johnson (Intel Futurist and author of “Screen Future"), Craig Engler (Senior Vice President and General Manager, Syfy Digital, Syfy), Cory Doctorow (sci-fi author and blogger on Boing Boing), and Jim Shooter (comic writer, editor, and publisher currently at Dark Horse Comics).

Please note:  This episode carries an “explicit” tag due to a handful of instances where a 

Direct download: NYCC_News_2.mp3
Category:Report -- posted at: 10:32pm CDT

This is a Bonus Anomaly Episode with news out of New York Comic Con.

01:15 - Prophets of Science Fiction

06:30 - Trek Nation

11:04 - White Room: 02B3

14:06 - Days Missing

18:24 - Tale of Sand

23:10 - Interview with Karen Falk (Henson Archivist) and Stephen Christy (Archaia Entertainment Editor-in-Cheif)

34:41 - Dark Crystal: Creation Myths (and Labyrinth)

38:19 - Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO

44:11 - Mass Effect 3

46:49 - Once Upon A Time

52:14 - Felicia Day Panel with Sandeep Parikh and Chris Hardwick

56:09 - Dragon Age Panel

Direct download: NYCC_News_Pt1.mp3
Category:Report -- posted at: 9:06pm CDT

View the show notes here ยป  Jen and Angela are joined by their good friend Simon Meddings, from their "brother podcast" Waffle On. "Meds", as he's known to his friends, is a horror film aficionado so Jen and Angela allowed him to lead the conversation about this British Rom-Com-Horror film. This is a fun conversation that includes skit at the start of the episode. Simon wrote the skit, Jen mixed it (as well as the rest of the episode) and Jen, Angela and Meds star in it. NOTE: It is not kid friendly. It's a bit too scary for tikes. This episode is labeled explicit for that reason. Consider using headphones for the best experience. For more information, including links to the action figure poll and podcasts, please visit the show notes located at Happy Halloween!!!


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Show Notes

Direct download: AnomalyOf_ShaunOfTheDead.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

"A nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed."  

In the first installment of  "Mastergeek Theater", KC and Sue cover Little Shop of Horrors in its many incarnations.  Although we touch briefly on the 1960 film and theatrical productions, we focus mainly on the 1986 movie musical.  Little Shop is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year, and features fantastic music, and puppetry from veterans of the Jim Henson Creature Shop, and wonderful direction by Frank Oz.  Musicals with puppets?  As if you expected anything else from us.

Direct download: Little20Shop.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 11:07am CDT

Sue is joined by Mark, Margaret, Michelle and Kevin to wrap up their experience at Dragon Con 2011. Read the show notes located at for photos and more. Send feedback to Coming up this week on Anomaly and Anomaly Supplemental: a Little Shop of Horrors review by Kasey and Sue from Anomaly Supplemental and a Shaun of the Dead discussion with Jen and Angela and special guest "Meds" from Waffle On. Follow us on Twitter: @anomalypodcast

Direct download: DragonCon2011.mp3
Category:Report -- posted at: 10:25pm CDT

In this special interview, Sue and Kasey from Anomaly Supplemental chat with Marian Call. For more information go to our show notes at

Direct download: AnomalyInterview_MarianCall.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 11:13pm CDT

In this special edition of Anomaly, Sue interviewed Mignon Fogarty from the Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing podcast. In addition to being a fellow anomaly and podcaster, Mignon is also the author of several very popular books. Read more in the show notes located at, under the "Listen Now" tab. Oh, and don't forget to subscribe to anomaly and rate us on iTunes. :)

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Direct download: AnomalyInterview_MignonFogarty.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 10:27pm CDT

In this installment of Anomaly, Angela and Jen interview Teal Sherer. Teal is an accomplished actress best known in geek circles as as “Venom”— a total bitch on wheels—in the award winning web series "The Guild". Find our show notes here.

Direct download: AnomalyInterview_TealSherer.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT

In this special Anomaly Week interview, Jen from Anomaly chats with Mur Lafferty. Mur is a writer, editor, podcaster and anomaly. You might know her from I Should Be Writing or Escape Pod. She's also the author of several books, the latest being Marco and the Red Granny. Find the show notes to this episode here. Send feedback to or follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook. You can also follow Mur on Twitter. Enjoy and thanks for listening! 

Direct download: AnomalyInterview_MurLafferty.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:05am CDT

Anomaly: Jessica Mills Interview

In this special Anomaly interview, Sue from Anomaly Supplemental chats with actress, writer, web series creator and internet superstar Jessica Mills about her web series Awkward EmbracesJessica is an anomaly and loves all the geeky things anomalies love.  She talks about what it was like growing up a geek girl and discusses her thoughts on women of Sci-Fi, fantasy and fandom.

Her web series Awkward Embraces follows Jessica's dating misadventures.  Her non-geek gal pals don't get her Star Trek references, but they love her despite her batleth analogies... and perhaps because of that they often try to "help her" by setting her up with men they deem to be "suitable".  Please visit the show notes to learn more. Send feed back to, call the voice mail line at 432-363-4742 or visit

Direct download: Anomaly_Interview__Jessica_Mills.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 10:47pm CDT

Sue from Anomaly Supplemental chats with Carrie Goldman, the mother of a six-year-old bullied at school because she had a Star Wars lunch box. Visit our website to see the show notes and to send feedback to our show. Stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter, friending us on Facebook and signning up for our free newsletter!

Direct download: AnomalyCarrieGoldmanInterview.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 10:28pm CDT

In this special two part episode Jen and Angela, the hosts of Anomaly, join forces with Kasey, Anne and Sue from Anomaly Supplemental as well as guest host: Bethany from The Star Wars Report, to discuss how women are treated in sci-fi, fantasy and fandom. Look for interviews related to this topic to appear about every other day. Those interviews include Mignon Fogarty, Teal Sherer, Mur Lafferty, Marian Call, Jessica Mills and Carrie Goldman. Show notes are located at the anomaly web site. Please visit to find out how you can send feedback. Rate us on iTunes, follow us on Twitter: @AnomalyPodcast and like us on Facebook. 

Direct download: Anomaly_WomenOfSciFiFantasyFandom2.mp3
Category:Roundtable Debate -- posted at: 12:15am CDT

In this special two part episode Jen and Angela, the hosts of Anomaly, join forces with Kasey, Anne and Sue from Anomaly Supplemental to discuss how women are treated in sci-fi, fantasy and fandom. Look for part two to enter the feed in the next day or two. After that interviews related to this topic will appear about every other day. Those interviews include Mignon Fogarty, Teal Sherer, Mur Lafferty, Marian Call and Carrie Goldman. 

Direct download: Anomaly_WomenOfSciFiFantasyFandom1.mp3
Category:Roundtable Debate -- posted at: 11:41pm CDT

In this episode of Anomaly Supplemental, Sarah reviews the first season of Babylon 5. Sarah is a Star Trek: Deep Space 9 fan and had never watched a single episode of Babylon 5, before she was asked to do this review. Free of any preconcived notions, she gives the show her honest and humorous assessment. Find out what she thinks! Be aware that there is one spoiler regarding the season finale, but a spoiler alert is played right before it is mentioned. The bed music in this episode is by Kevin MacLeod. Please visit and leave feedback, subscribe to the newsletter, donate to Anomaly, follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook.

Direct download: AnomalySupBabylon5_S1.mp3
Category:Babylon 5 Episodes -- posted at: 9:21pm CDT