Ep.51 – Enduring the Loneliness: “Ticket for one, please.”



On the heels of two busy convention weeks where Sean and I ran rampant all over Dragon*Con and tiltEXPO, we get together to discuss loneliness. Your happy host had a spell of loneliness over the convention weekend, and Sean helps me figure out ways to calm the panic and resolve the issues.

Since this was recorded, I’m happy to report that I have signed up for some events and I’m well on my way to taking my own advice 🙂

We get excited about new video games coming out next month, how we both still like this new Doctor, and we fill you in on all the fun stuff that happened at all the conventions we attended since the last episode.

Tables get flipped over #GamerGate and Apple Hate – see what I did there with the rhyming?


Ep.50 – Accepting Change: So You’ve Regenerated, Now What?



It’s our 50TH EPISODE!

And we welcome William back to the show to discuss, in epic detail, the Season/Series 8 premiere of Doctor Who.

You wanted relationship advice? Oh, well, okay, we’ve got a little bit of that too. We ask ourselves the question:

If you could travel back in time and tell yourself something about the future of a relationship, what would you say (perhaps iteratively)? (Thanks, Colin!)

And we discuss what happens to relationships when people change over time. Yes, it’s still you, but you’re different somehow.

Tables get flipped over similar topics: Not all butts are drawn equally, and yes, Marvel, you’re better than DC…but that’s not saying much.


Special thanks to Steven and Smokey from History of Misunderstanding Podcast for the wonderful wishes all the way from across The Pond 🙂

The Controversial Covers Redrawn
Cosplay America

Hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day Weekend! Now, get ready to come see us at tiltEXPO!


We’re Going to tiltEXPO: And We’re Bringing Speed Dating!


September 5-7, Mating Habits of the Modern Geek will be a panel guest at tiltEXPO at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Between panels, we’ll have a table set up to register folks for Speed Dating, taking place on Saturday starting at 3:00pm.

We’ll keep you updated with table numbers and instructions as we get closer to the event, but if you have questions, you can leave a comment, or send us an email at moderngeekcast@gmail.com

Can’t wait to see what happens 😀

Ep.18 – Adventure, Risk, & Genius: Why We Love Dangerous Loners (i.e. Sherlock and The Doctor)



Paris and I discuss our favorite fandoms and why we adore fictional men who fall on the spectrum somewhere between raging asshole and sociopath. We get into the difference between fantasizing about these larger-than-life characters, and what you might learn about women from the fanfic, tumbl-ing, and general ramblings of fandom. We kibitz over The Doctor/Rose/River and flip tables over spoiler-phobes and trigger warnings. Spoilers and Triggers – Get You Some!

So, c’mon and read some fanfic, explore fandom, and find out what’s going on in the minds of the people you want to date.

d/t=Speed Dating – What a Success!

We're ready to get you signed up!

We’re ready to get you signed up!

This past weekend, Mating Habits of the Modern Geek held our first d/t= Speed Dating! event at Atomic Empire in Durham. With the exception of a few minor logistical issues (I rush everything!) it was an overall success.  It was great to meet so many new people, and even meet a couple of podcast fans!

We had 13 people come out and give it a shot…and some of those were even women! I know, I know; I need to market to the female audience more aggressively. It’s on the board for next time.

Next time!? Did you hear we’re doing it again?

Indeed – Saturday, February 2nd, 7pm back at Atomic Empire.

Same registration rules as before. To pre-reg, just visit this link and fill in the form:


So, if you missed the first one, come out and give it a try.  If you had a blast last weekend, come back out and meet a whole new group of people.  Be Brave!

The Holiday Episode!

Here’s a short little promo podcast with a bonus Holiday Sleepy Extravaganza Mini-Episode tacked on to the end.  Listen to what we have coming up in 2013 and what’s in store for Cycle 3.  After you’ve been properly promoted to, sit back and try to contain your excitment while you listen to Tim, his wife Danielle, Mark, JJ, and myself sluggishly navigate the topic of Surviving The Holidays with your Significant Other.  Curse you tryptophan and booze!  Enjoy, and see you next year 😉

Updates and Sneek Peeks for 2013!

Hey Everyone!

If you haven’t heard the good news from other sources, our WordPress.org site has moved to:


Yes, we have our own personal hosting service and domain name – I expect things to get more interesting (read: Complicated) in the near future.

But that’s not all we’ve done – oh, no. We’re all set for our first of what I hope will be many monthly events:

d/t = Speed Dating!

Get it…distance over time equals speed…dating?

Anyway, this event will take place Saturday, January 5th at 7 pm at Atomic Empire in Durham, NC. There is a link to the registration form on the new site here:


It’s only $5, and Atomic Empire has sodas, snacks, and 6 taps of DRAFT BEER from local breweries. Oh, yeah, and things like comics, action figures, and MTG cards…whatevs.

But Wait! There’s more! Cycle 3 of The Podcast will return in full force begining January 3rd and will update biweekly as before. In the first cycle of 2013, we’ll be discussing things like What to wear on the first date, A Geeks Guide to Valentines Day, Geeks dating Non-geeks, and THE INFAMOUS SEX EPISODE, in addition to some others here and there.

Stay tuned, and also be on the lookout for a special Holiday Edition of Mating Habits due out in the next couple of days. It’s a promo special, but it’s free.

Happy Holidays, and remember to Be Brave!

Level 2 – Map Your Hunting Grounds

Episode 2 is here…and it’s on time!


Level 2 – Map Your Hunting Grounds: Where to go to find that perfect geeky match.

Join me and my co-hosts, Paris and the Business, L.L.C., while we discuss where to find and meet ideal matches.  From book and game stores, to conventions and speed dating, we’ll give insight into all the great places for geeks to meet other geeks. *No Tauntauns were harmed in the making of this podcast.