Episode 161 – Welcome to Calsten

By Tim Lanning on

About Tim Lanning

Tim founded GeeklyInc with Michael DiMauro way back in 2013 when they realized they had two podcasts and needed a place to stick them. Since then, Geekly has grown and taken off in ways Tim could have never imagined.



The gang sorted out their stowaway issue so they headed full speed ahead to Calsten to pick up Bucky’s favorite bard – the famous Jett Razor. Things are not perfect and sunny in the port city what with the rumors of an incurable disease floating about. Mostly whispers and gossip surround this mysterious sickness some are calling ‘The Gremp” but King Titus Harper is not taking any chances. Luckily, Nyx and Jaela will have his back in case things need to get dicey. They are tight like that.

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The adventure continues with Titus Harper (Tim Lanning), Bonanas Foster (Mike Bachmann), Aludra (Jennifer Cheek), Jaela (Nika Howard) and your Dungeon Master (Michael DiMauro). Don’t forget to follow our editor Steph Kingston (@stephokingston)!


  1. I really hope Bachmann’s character sticks around for the long haul. I can’t keep opening my heart only to have it struck down and smushed…like a 503 year-old monkey…

    Great stuff, y’all! Been looking forward to this post as well as next Monday since I had to leave in the middle of recording.

  2. Great episode! I’ve enjoyed the hilarious rollout of Mike Bachmann’s always out-there character(s). It’s tough to see a character go, but big changes are what keep things fresh and interesting. Tim Lanning, you are killing it every week as Dad!Harper- very funny and true to the character. Ditto on Nika Howard’s Dark!Jaela, I’m definitely looking forward to the big wedding showdown (“The Graduate” situation?) Jennifer Cheek, great job pulling double duty managing two dissimilar characters that are equally fun. Please don’t make us choose!

    Of course, you need a great DM to make it all work (especially with the added weight of appealing to podcast listeners), and Michael DiMauro always comes through (I assume this Steph Kingston is involved as well.)

    Great work, and thanks for featuring my fan art. I’m happy I found you guys.

  3. Wow. I almost didn’t make it through ep 160. Took me two tries to get past Bananas Foster. On the up side Jett Razor, at least for the first few min, seems like a great fit and enjoyable character.

    If you have to choose between Aludra and Nyx in the coming shenanigans, I am leaning toward Camp Nyx. Baulder seems like a really good dude.

  4. So Thrifty said, as they pulled into Calston, that Branson shouted from the crowds nest. Branson is dead. Like over 100 episodes of dead. And he is still the first one you all remember. My god do I enjoy that

  5. Been listening for a few months now. I love you all so much! I became attached to Thom and proceeded to probably embarrass my boyfriend as I cried outside of a restaurant. It was hilarious though. Thank you guys for ALL the amazing laughs, I feel like you guys are my friends from listening so much. 😀 I wish I could come see you in Portland! KEEP IT DICEY

  6. Okay. So, you know that moment in movies where there is some sort of big reveal to the main character, and the camera does this weird thing where it zooms in on the person, but the background falls away? That happened when you guys read the SenseiRam review. I used to be active on the Joystiq comments (I think i am still a member of the JPAG on Facebook) and the xbox 360 fancast. When I heard that you all had met there, I began to wonder if our paths had ever crossed. I went by the name Zoot Suit Jedi. Also my XBL Gamertag. Who knows? Anyway, thanks for the nostalgia wave. Okay, bye!

  7. Nikka literally explains the whole outline for future Steve in this episode without even knowing it. Did Bachman and D’Maro actually have Steve planned out this early? Is a character going to ever come back in Banana Foster’s body?

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