Geek Universe with Jim Yelton

Host Jim Yelton is joined each week by a special guest to discuss all manner of Sci-Fi, Comics, Fantasy, and Pop Culture

August 12th, 2015    

Geek Universe Radio with The Mary’s Kendall Ashley

Broadcast the week of 07/19/15...This week, host Jim Yelton is joined by Kendall Ashley, who recaps every episode of AMC's The Walking Dead on The Mary and discusses her writing life on Jim and Kendall chat about their favorite episodes, favorite characters, which deaths have hit them the hardest, and how they think the show will wrap things up when the series comes to a close.

From the evil geniuses behind the 30 Minutes of Geek podcast, it even more great guests, nerdy conversations, and geek on the radio!!! Because the weekend demands more than 30 Minutes of Geek, it's Geek Universe with Jim Yelton! Nationally Syndicated with the GLN Radio Network and streaming on-demand through


July 2nd, 2015    

Geek Universe Radio with Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

Broadcast the week of 07/12/15...It's the premiere of the new Nationally Syndicated Talk Radio show from the host of Midnight's 30 Minutes of Geek! Heard every weekend on the GLN Radio Network and streaming on demand from!

This week, host Jim Yelton has a life-long dream come true as his first guest on Geek Universe is Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb. Listen as Carl explains what he felt was wrong with the early drafts of the script, how he was brought on board, and how a one week contract became a five-month long shoot on Martha's Vineyard. Plus, who did he think was the best choice to play Quint, why did Richard Dreyfus almost miss out on a breakthrough role, and many other insider stories about the making of the first Summer Blockbuster.

All of that on top of the geek humor and commentary you've come to expect from 30 Minutes of on the radio! Because the weekend demands more than 30 minutes of Geek...journey into the Geek Universe with Jim Yelton!


May 21st, 2015    

30 Minutes of Geek Episode 007: The Best of James Bond

To celebrate Episode Number 007, Jim is joined by author Van Allen Plexico as they share their favorite elements of the super spy franchise. Who was the best Bond Girl? What henchman menaced our hero the most? And what are Jim and Van's picks for best gadget, theme song, and henchman? From Dr. No to Skyfall, they discuss the best from the 50 year history of our favorite agent with a license to kill.

Plus, Jim gives his Two Cents on how toy companies are mishandling the most popular female superheroes and we have info on where to find The Swindlers of Doom, Jim's fun and exciting space adventure in a 15th anniversary edition full of bonus material.


December 10th, 2014    

30 Minutes of Geek Episode 006: 75 Years of Batman in Comics Part 2

Part Two of our celebration of Batman's 75th anniversary in Comics continues. Artist and Batmaniac Steve Newton teams up with host Jim Yelton to talk about Batman's incredible rogues gallery, the Dark Knight's sidekick Robin, and the World's Finest tag team. Also, Jim gives his Two Cents on the news about Sony's e-mail leaks and whether Spider-Man will ever find his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


October 22nd, 2014    

30 Minutes of Geek Episode 005: 75 Years of Batman in Comics Part 1

It's the beginning of our Batastic salute to the 75th Anniversary of the Dark Knight Detective. This month, artist and Batman expert Steve Newton joins the show to discuss the incredible run of Batman in comic books. Jim and Steve chat about the characters origins and how the vigilante grew from the popular pulp fiction of the 1930's. They also touch on the creators who made Batman the iconic character he is today and why Batman's origin is the best origin story of all-time!


October 8th, 2014    

30 Minutes of Geek Episode 004: The Trivia Thunderdome Is Here!

Play along as host Jim Yelton puts his geek reputation at stake inside the deadly Trivia Thunderdome. Trivia Master Chris Hays provides the questions as Jim is challenged by super smart Nuclear Engineer Chuck Poston from the Nerd Bowl Champions, Team Awesome 2.0! We also take another look into the Listener Mailbag and discuss the length of the podcast along with what Jim thinks about the latest Spider-Man film news...Sponsored by the Now Write series of Creative Writing Guides!


September 26th, 2014    

30 Minutes of Geek Episode 003: Gotham, Trivia Thunderdome, and Geek Leftovers

Jim discusses FOX's look at the city that birthed the Dark Knight with artist/Batman expert Steve Newton. Then, it's a sneak peek at the 30 Minutes of Geek Trivia Thunderdome. Can Jim prove he is the master of nerd trivia? Also, we have some Geek Leftovers from our chat with author Van Allen Plexico. Find out what Van thinks about Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man flick. Plus, another installment of Advice for the Geek Lovelorn.


September 12th, 2014    

30 Minutes of Geek Episode 002: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Part 2 w/Special Guest Van Allen Plexico

Author Van Allen Plexico returns to join host Jim Yelton for part two of their discussion about the recent films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This time, find out what they thought about Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Guardians of the Galaxy. Also, we reach into the 30 Minutes of Geek Listener Mailbag and you can get details on how to see 30 Minutes of Geek LIVE! Plus, we introduce our new robot announcer. It's another 1800 seconds of Awesome!


September 2nd, 2014    

30 Minutes of Geek Episode 001: Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe W/Special Guest Van Allen Plexico

Join host Jim Yelton & author Van Allen Plexico for a discussion about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How did they feel about the Phase One films? Why does Van dislike Guy Pearce in Iron Man 3 & what disappointed Jim most about Thor: The Dark World? Also, it's a new season of Doctor Who. Our Nerd Poetry segment is all about our favorite Time Lord. Plus an 800-year old Jedi gives relationship advice.


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