It’s Not All Horrible Childhood Memories

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

It’s a bitter rivalry this week, as our competitors must identify fictional watering holes, attempt to suss out repeat movie roles from their portrayers, and finally try their hand at some so(u)perhero puns. Mikah Sargent, Liz Myles, and Steve Lutz take on Kathy Campbell, Brian Hamilton, and Erika Ensign, under the watchful eye of host Dan Moren and guest scorekeeper Tony Sindelar.


Inclined To Go For The Liquor

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

Our teams sing the body corporate as they try to identify fictional companies, then put their musical skills to the test as they play name that tune with movie scores. Finally, they roll the dice on a round of board game movie mash-ups. Host Dan Moren and scorekeeper Lex Friedman lay down the law when Liz Myles, Steve Lutz, and Marisa McClellan take on Antony Johnston, Brianna Wu, and Jason Snell in a battle for the ages.


Spies, Pies, and Electronics

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

Recorded in front of a live audience at Emerald City Comicon 2017! Hear the audience gasp and applaud! Witness our attempts to share three microphones among seven people! Marvel at our host’s total inability to correctly use a $10 scoreboard!

We’ve recruited several writers from the realms of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror to form two teams of first-time panelists. They’ll do battle with devious acronyms, attempt to find which of these things is not like the other, and try their hands at a Golden Age of Television edition of mashed-up movie plots.


Don’t Read the Creepy Old Book

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

Recorded at the Now Hear This festival in Anaheim, California, our two teams of veteran panelists face off in front of a live (if small) audience, as they attempt to recall important—if arcane—instructions from movies, solve spooooooooky mashed up monster movies, and partake in a bit of movie literary mathemagic. Host Dan Moren and scorekeeper Jason Snell oversee the proceedings while Steven Schapansky, Monty Ashley, and Erika Ensign face off against Aleen Simms, Brian Hamilton, and Steve Lutz.


Dang, I Wish We Were Physicists

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

By your powers combined, this episode’s panelists take on a spate of trivia about the classic ’90s cartoon Captain Planet and the Planeteers, play a rousing round of What’s the Difference?, and manage to decipher a host of characters who are stranger (in fiction). Frank Wu, Lisa Schmeiser, and Steve Lutz take on Marisa McClellan, Scott McNulty, and Erika Ensign in a battle that will shake the ages, while Dan Moren and scorekeeper Lex Friedman try to keep a semblance of order.


Sorcerel Realism

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

This month mash-ups of movie actors and Dungeons & Dragons classes are a critical hit, our panelists attempt to identify the critical difference between crazy sci-fi weapon names and crazy sci-fi spaceship names, and everybody’s a critic when it comes to one-star reviews of famous works of literature. Steven Schapansky, Erika Ensign, and Tony Sindelar face off against Kat Griffiths, Monty Ashley, and Liz Myles while host Dan Moren and scorekeeper Lex Friedman oversee the proceedings.


This is How We Lost America in the First Place

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

And now for something completely…well, partially different. Team United Kingdom faces off against Team North America for a grudge match, the likes of which have not seen in at least two hundred years. They’ll need to suss out the true identities of characters who go by many names, test their knowledge of the length of TV show runs, and of course deal with our terrible pop music/nerd mash-ups. Joining host Dan Moren and scorekeeper Lex Friedman are Antony Johnston, Liz Myles, and Paul Cornell for the UK side, and Christa Mrgan, Guy English, and Aleen Simms repping the US and Canada.


Intangibility is a Serious Problem

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

Think you can identify a movie from its final line? It’s harder than it sounds. Our panel tries their hand at that task, along with ferreting out fake superhero alter egos and Godzilla monsters, identifying extra obscure jargon, and playing a rousing game of “one of these things is not like the other.” Joining host Dan Moren and fill-in scorekeeper Jason Snell are Steve Lutz, Scott McNulty, Brian Hamilton, Marisa McClellan, Glenn Fleishman, and Brianna Wu.


Laser Cars are Really Sweet

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

In our long-awaited return, our all-star panel tries to identify fake fantasy lands, mashes up robots (or not), and tries their best to turn acronyms into real words. Joining host Dan Moren and scorekeeper Lex Friedman are Kat Griffiths (Verity!), Mikah Sargent (Cartoon Cast), Erika Ensign (Lazy Doctor Who), Antony Johnston (Unjustly Maligned), Shannon Sudderth (The Audio Guide to Babylon 5), and Monty Ashley (Game of Thrones Flashcast).


Cabaret of Fire

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

In our latest episode, our panel of panels susses out fake video game villains and knightly houses, plays a game of “What’s the magic word?”, and teases apart some mashed-up “classic” sci-fi movies. Joining host Dan Moren and scorekeeper Lex Friedman are Brian Hamilton (Game of Thrones flashcast), Liz Myles (Verity!), John Moltz (Speedy Arrowcast), Brianna Wu (Isometric), Chip Sudderth (Two-minute Time Lord), and Lisa Schmeiser (The Flash Flashcast).


Harry Potter and the Odor of the Weasel

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

For our first show recorded live and in person, our panels tell us the difference between warlocks and wizards, identify Terry Pratchett deities and sci-fi sports, and do a little bit of fantasy casting. Husband-and-wife team Scott McNulty and Marisa McClellan (with third wheel David Loehr) go up against husband-and-wife team Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign (with third wheel Steve Lutz).


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Vampire Or Not

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

Obscure 1990s vampires! Batman villains! … High school chemistry? Those are just a few of the things that we quiz our panelists on this month. Lisa Schmeiser, Guy English, and Erika Ensign take on Chip Sudderth, Aleen Simms, and Steve Lutz, while host Dan Moren and scorekeeper pro tempore Jason Snell oversee the proceedings.


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Twelve Angry Clowns

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. As ever, host Dan Moren and scorekeeper/announcer Lex Friedman are on hand to oversee the proceedings, doling out points where appropriate.

This month Antony Johnston, Brianna Wu, and Jason Snell take on Liz Myles, John Siracusa, and Shannon Sudderth in an epic battle, the likes of which has never before been seen. Jargon! Anthropomorphic animals! Team ups! Really easy questions! Math! We’ve got it all! And now you can have it too.


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Mogo is Displeased

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. As ever, host Dan Moren and scorekeeper/announcer Lex Friedman are on hand to oversee the proceedings, doling out points where appropriate.

Our fantastic panelists this month are Christa Mrgan, Guy English, Maddy Myers, David Loehr, Liz Myles, and Tony Sindelar, and we test them on knowledge of bizarre jargon, Game of Thrones deaths, and monstrous movie puns. Ghostbusters’s lasting impact, Sean Bean impressions, and the unlikely members of the Green Lantern Corps are just a few of the highlights of our latest episode, against a backdrop of laughter…and learning.


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Mansplained to Doom!

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. As ever, host Dan Moren and scorekeeper/announcer Lex Friedman are on hand to oversee the proceedings, doling out points where appropriate.

This month, join panelists Shannon Sudderth, Monty Ashley, Erika Ensign, Steve Lutz, Brianna Wu, and John Siracusa as they try to identify arcane jargon, pick out which of these things is not like the other, and decipher punny nerd clues to familiar phrases. Are Monty’s answers trustworthy? Have you consulted your physician about Orcrist? Do any of these questions meet with John’s approval? Find out, on the latest episode of Inconceivable!


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Serious Nerdery

Welcome to the first episode of Inconceivable!—a show that tests our panelists’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. Each month, two teams will face off to answer diabolical questions about TV shows, comics, movies, books, games, and more. Host Dan Moren and scorekeeper/announcer Lex Friedman oversee the proceedings, doling out hard-earned points where appropriate.

To launch the show, we handpicked a roster of some of our favorite Incomparable panelists to compete for your amusement. Join Scott McNulty, Georgia Dow, Lisa Schmeiser, Tony Sindelar, Erika Ensign, and, of course, Jason Snell as they identify arcane jargon, test their knowledge of classic books of fantasy and sci-fi, and explore the colliding worlds of mashed-up movies.

(From the people who bring you The Incomparable, Game Show is a new podcast featuring panels, pundits, and more! Rather than being a single weekly game, this podcast contains several different games (with different hosts) rotating through from week to week. What they all have in common is chat, humor, and fun. To subscribe to Game Show, use this RSS feed: feeds.theincomparable.com/gameshow. We’ve got more game shows on the way, so keep watching the skies!)