UnderScoopFire Podcast #26 – G.I. Joe

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

When UnderScoopFire was launched back in August 2011, our goal was to create content for children of the 80s. We never claimed to be a retro site, rather a site for fans who held those memories dear, but live in the now.

We quickly realized that the love for G.I. Joe is as strong now as it ever was, and that passion has help us connect with some great people. With all of the general nonsense that we’ve dedicated many episodes of our show to, it was finally time to get serious. As serious as we can be, that is. It was high time for the All-G.I. Joe edition of the UnderScoopFire Podcast!

This week we are proud to present a roundtable of some of the foremost Joe authorities, and we are humbled to have them join us as we are huge fans of each of their respective sites and podcasts. Let’s introduce the panel:

If a larger panel was audibly feasible we would have loved to expand the roundtable, as there are so many more respected Joe voices out there. We did our best to encourage participation via the G.I. Joe Questionnaire, and read some of the responses on the show.

In this episode:

We take a look at G.I. Joe past and present, discussing in roundtable format:

  • The history of G.I. Joe (comics, cartoons, action figures, etc.)
  • The present Joe community
  • The upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  • The 2012 Joe Con in New Orleans
  • Favorite characters, figures, episodes, and more!

We were honored to have all of our guests join us via the Nerd Rage Toys hotline! Please feel free to continue the conversation in the comments, adding your personal favorite Joes, Cobras and more. Let us know what other property deserves an episode to itself!

For a well organized resource directory to G.I. Joe related sites, bookmark JoeCommand.com

Listen/Download Episode #26 on iTunes

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