Introducing Pod Squadron

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (aka Florida) I ended up really getting into the Star Wars Franchise. If you ever talked to me, I’d probably have much more to say about video games or comics, but Star Wars was my science fiction / fantasy outlet.
I never mentioned it much, but I ended up starting a group on Facebook to talk about the franchise, and it got really good. A lot of my friends ended up joining and discussing all things Star Wars. Fast forward some time, and people that knew me from my group suggested that I help jumpstart a podcast.
That’s how I met up with the guys at Pangeekery. 
So now I host the podcast with Chinese Pirate, Hot Nerd Girl, and Kaleidoscope Creature, and it’s created in conjunction with the Pangeekery Network.
You can find Pod Squadron on all the major channels including YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and wherever you get your Internet fix. 
We’re currently going following along with The Mandalorian. If you have something to say about that, let me know!

– Mr Benja –

ADD Podcast 009 – Pandemic Level Energies w/ Raphael Phillips

If you don’t know, Raphael is one of the more interesting friends I roll with. We speak about a number of things, including social media, leaving Facebook, sales/marketing, art development, design, and therapy. It gets wild.
NOTE: Please excuse the audio. We had to get the recording done, but the information in the podcast is well worth it.

– Mr Benja –

Pod Squadron?? Wait… Benja’s Hosting a Star Wars Podcast

The Pod Squadron Podcast Is Here

* Here’s The Backstory *
Earlier this year, I was reading up on Star Wars news and finishing up the first season of The Mandalorian. I was a bit late on it, but season 2 was coming out and I was feeling good about Star Wars.
You see, I had gone through the tumultuous period known as the Sequel Trilogies Arguments. Regardless your feelings on those films, you likely thought it was a tough time to be a Star Wars fan. Things got testy. It was weird.
But I’ve been a Star Wars fan since…forever, and some YouTube comments and  aren’t going to ruin my joy. So I kept my private Facebook group going (want an invite?), and embraced all things Star Wars again. 
I suppose my enthusiasm and knowledge got someone’s attention, because through this I ended up getting invited to do a podcast with some of my friends.
* Here’s The Podcast *
I’m currently putting our podcast out on the different podcast channels and building something that’s bigger than Star Wars. I’m hosting with theater producer Andy the Chinese Pirate and social maven Tracy the Hot Nerd Girl. We go live every week on Twitch. We also have other guests that show up from time to time. Currently, we’re following the releases of The Mandalorian episodes and will continue on to other things after that. If you’re keeping count, that means we’ve got three episodes completed. 
We need your support, so be sure to subscribe on YouTube or wherever you check out podcasts.

– Mr Benja – 

ADD Experience Podcast 008 – BenjaCon 2020

The San Diego Comic Con was always a special time for me. The networking, sights, sounds, events, friends, hype, new reveals, etc. were all very transformative for me. SDCC (along with other conventions) became a thing, so I’m starting a loose initiative that I will continue to add to over time called BenjaCon. This is the story of that venture.

– Mr Benja –

ADD Podcast 007 – 2020 Part 2

So…I’ve split up 2020 into two parts. The first part where I thought things were happening one way. The second part is where I realized that everything was changing. You’ve got to keep updating and making things better. For me, that includes this podcast. 

– Mr Benja –

ADD Experience Podcast Links Updated

I just updated all of the podcast links so that you can listen to the ADD Experience on your favorite player.  They’re on the right side of the page (unless you’re on mobile) and on the Podcast page linked at the top. Or you can just come by the blog here to check out all the episodes and leave comments. I even added a boring ass RSS feed so that Krehan won’t get mad. 
Be sure to come back to the blog and leave me some comments so we can argue over the Internet like grown ups.
– Mr Benja –

Homecoming: A New Way to Envision Stories.

I just finished Homecoming on Amazon. I liked it! It felt different, but I couldn’t place why. Then learned that it came from a podcast featured on Gimlet Media. Ohhh…holy crap. Now I see. The podcast format necessarily has a different feel. I applauded the effort.
Then I realized that Serialized and story-based podcasts are a *great* way to get stories out there for people to pick up stories that they might not have with a book or a television show. Now my mind is whirring. The format is a different one.

While I know that the audio story is not new in the podcasting world, the way that people consume media rapidly changing. Looking forward to more interesting stories being created from this medium in the future.

Let me know what you think about the future of podcasted stories!