The Front Porch

Two nerds talking about nerd things.

About the show

The Front Porch is a weekly conversation about movies, tv shows, comic books, games both video and board, and all things in between.


  • Episode 43: Jurassic Porch

    June 25th, 2018  |  1 hr 45 mins
    al pacino, board games, gloomhaven, heat, robert dinero, world of warcraft

    Lots of board game talk with Mike's impressions on Gloomhaven, some abstract thoughts on IP games, then Dennis's recent WoW relapse. Last week's challenge was Heat, next week's is The Godfather.

  • Episode 42: Towels

    June 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 42 mins
    christopher nolan, marvel, memento, spider-man, the cw

    After a long weekend, we discuss Nolan's classic, Memento, and share our hot takes on the Into the Spiderverse trailer and some new shows we're watching. Next week's challenge is the 1995 crime drama, Heat.

  • Episode 41: Porchlander

    June 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 43 mins
    board games, gencon, highlander, lotr lcg, solo, star wars, video games

    Bill Hegg joins us to talk Solo, Gencon, and Highlander. Next week's challenge is Christopher Nolan's "Memento"

  • Episode 40: Forty First Dates

    June 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 31 mins
    arrested development, legacy, local game stores, lotr lcg, mmos, netflix, pandemic, sports

    In our post Memorial Day episode, we share our weekend experiences, including Pandemic Legacy, the Indy 500, local game stores, and the LOTR LCG. Upcoming challenge is the original Highlander.

  • Episode 39: No Sci-fi for You!

    May 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 42 mins
    lotr lcg, mmos, movies, netflix, star wars

    We chat about MMOs and mobile games, our weekly LOTR LCG update, and talk at length about star wars and film genre fatigue. Wrap up Violet Evergarden, last week's challenge. For next week we're watching the newly re-edited Arrested Development season four.

  • Episode 38: Every Road has its Evergarden

    May 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 34 mins
    anime, fantasy, lotr lcg, netflix, sci-fi, violet evergarden

    After our weekly LOTR LCG update, we discuss the differences between Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Our current Weekly Challenge is episodes 1-6 of Violet Evergarden.

  • Episode 37: The Robinson's Lost Porch

    May 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 31 mins
    anime, lcg, lost in space, lotr, netflix, streaming services

    Weekly update on Gen Con and the LOTR LCG, plus some chat about streaming services and Netflix's Lost in Space. Next week's Challenge is Netflix's Anime, Violet Evergarden.

  • Episode 36: Infinity Porch

    May 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 52 mins
    godless, infinity war, lcg, lost in space, lotr, marvel, mcu, netflix

    LOTR LCG update, full impressions of Marvel's Infinity War, wrapping up Netflix's Godless, and starting the Lost in Space reboot.

  • Episode 35: Porch Oddysey

    April 30th, 2018  |  1 hr 37 mins
    dragonfire, gencon, godless, lcg, lotr, netflix original, travelers

    Lots of card game talk this week. We talk LOTR LCG again and Mike's new game Dragonfire. Weekly challenge last week was Godless 3-6, and next week's is Godless finale and the first four episodes of Lost in Space.

  • Episode 34: Porch of the Rings

    April 23rd, 2018  |  1 hr 39 mins
    godless, lcg, lotr, netflix originals, new girl

    We talk some recent board game purchases, New Girl, and Godless.

  • Episode 33: Titan Porch

    April 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 43 mins
    board games, netflix originals mobile games, the combine

    In our post-Combine show, we talk about all the various games we played, some mobile game chat, last week's challenge was The Titan, and our next challenge is the first two episodes of Godless.

  • Episode 32: Captain Chris and the World of Tomorrow

    April 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 51 mins
    board games, netflix, netflix originals, ready player one, rpgs, star trek, star wars

    Chris Borland joins us to talk about Board Games, Star Trek, and Ready Player One. Last week's challenge was Game Over, Man and next week's is The Titan.

  • Episode 31: Ready Porch One

    April 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 36 mins
    cable, gamefly, netflix, netflix originals, retail, streaming, youtube

    Update on Dennis' house, we talk about gamefly, cable and other subscription and streaming services. Last week's challenge was "Nailed It" and next week's is "Game Over, Man." We wrap up with a chat about Toys R Us and retail.

  • Episode 30: ICG Con

    March 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 30 mins
    board games, deck builders, disjointed, gencon, marijuana, netflix originals, sitcoms, wow

    Special guest Mike Pantinas joins us to discuss ICG Con and the various games we played this weekend. Last week's challenge was Disjointed and next week's is Nailed It!

  • Episode 29: Animal Porch

    March 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 33 mins
    game night, minecraft, netflix, video games

    We chat about Minecraft for awhile, last week's challenge was the Netflix Original "End of the F-ing World." We also discuss the movie Game Night and start a new segment. Next week's challenge is "Disjointed."

  • Episode 28: Honey I Shrunk the Porch

    March 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 35 mins
    end of the f-ing world, movies, mute, netflix, oscars, overwatch, shameless, video games

    This week we discuss our amateur opinions of the Oscars, a practical effects actor Doug Jones, and Mike shares his Overwatch experiences. This week's Weekly Challenge was the movie Mute, and next week's is the show "End of the F---ing World"