Join the Schmanelists at the Tuscon Sci-Fi convention TusCon—dedicated fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. This episode is has the team discussing the eternal geek hypothetical: Who would win? It’s Chewbacca vs. Sweetums, Captain America and Mr. Rogers (in a ‘nice-off’) and many more, including Kate’s very, very dark joke about Abraham Lincoln.
What our Schmanelist panel do with a windfalls of various size? Caveat: It must be wildly irresponsible. $500, $1,000, $100,000, a million … and one billion dollars. Music studios with dungeons, dragons, and assault with a delicious weapon … sometimes at the same time. Featuring some high-quality cackles, and mechanical poop sounds.
Life in our solar system is real! And the schmanelists detail the tiny whales, cannibalistic crustaceans, and naked space hamsters that inhabit each planet. Also, some frantic Google searches to remember our 5th grade science classes. We are “non-experts” after all…
What if one day a third of the human population woke up as centaurs? Schmanelists tackle questions of etiquette, jobs, and more in this strange new world…
In this poorly-recorded episode, the Schmanelists are in the Halloween spirit, examining what it would be like to be a ghost. Steve is allowed to join the panel and predictably becomes the first person to be shot with all six Nerf bolts after describing ghost teabagging. Also, #deathgoals. Note, there is explicit language revolving around Dick Cheney.
In this episode, our schmanelists decide that if time travel does exist, Hitler was probably pretty good at dispatching time travelers, and then somehow end up talking about cheese, like, a lot.
Turns out, special guest Liora’s experience growing her own business (at overtone.co) gave her a lot of insights into how to keep your neighbors from reporting your mad genetic experiments in an upstairs apartment.
Also special note: Sorry about the last episode’s “blank” podcast. We’ve uploaded the proper file, but iTunes (or whatever your podcast service) may or may not care. To listen, come to our site at panelschmanel.com.
What if the Greeks were right, and the Pantheon descended from the clouds in all their mismatched glory? Among the topics: Flattery, pettiness, and Jesus’ hip new name, Jezeus.
If you could make one law, what would it be? According to our panelists, chocolate, ice cream, and Bill & Ted are apparently integral to a peaceful world.
In this episode, the panel discusses teleportation. Mira wants to move couches, and Steve predicts the immediate demise of civilization. Continue reading “Episode #11: Teleportation and Spider Loafs”
The Schmanelists have gathered before watching Rogue One to discuss everyone’s favorite space opera, complete with a special guest schmanelist, the Star Wars Holiday Special, and a passionate outburst from the supposedly-quiet sound engineer about why Qui-Gon Jinn was the worst. Also, a bonus question about wookie anatomy. Continue reading “Episode #9: The Wookie Life Day Special”
What if your place in the afterlife were determined by a game show?
What if your place in the afterlife were determined by a game show? Alan showed off his encyclopedic knowledge of the genre, Mira shows why she is unrivaled in cunning and malice, and somehow David ended up singing a country music song from the point of view of a sad golden retriever. Continue reading “Episode #6: Playing With DEATH”
What if you were stuck in a horror movie?
What if you were stuck in a horror movie? Shawn’s making up his own movie, Alan’s not afraid of no ghosts, and Mira is going to survive. Our schmanelists also talk about their favorite terrible movies and unintentional horror movies. And Shawn assigns us homework for a change. Continue reading “Episode #5: All Aboard the Zane Train”
What if humans laid eggs? Our schmanelists decided this involved chicken overlords and bedazzling. But not the the bedazzling of chicken overlords. Shawn, Alan, and Mira also discuss the birds and the bees, with an emphasis on bees, and sexy hats. And Mira turns out to not be human.
Continue reading “Episode #3: In A World …”
What if you were a villain? For our inaugural show, we asked our schmanelists that and somehow we got the Butt Prince. Listen to learn more about Alan’s secret lair, Shawn’s sparkly transformation sequence, and Mira’s living dress.
Continue reading “Episode #1: The Sinister Three and a Half”