CasterQuest CasterQuest is a fun Geeky Podcast hosted by Houston, TX based Lady Nerds Mandy & Erin. We update weekly with episodes covering “The Name Of The Wind” Recaps of Game of Thrones and ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, event coverage of local Comic Cons and more. We interview Cosplayers, Celebrities, Event Organizers, and Authors. In addition to our show, we also like to support the local Nerd community by offering the chance for Local Artists and Cosplayers to be featured on the site and show. We occasionally host Giveaways for Tickets to Local Events, or some sweet Nerd Swag.

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CasterQuest We are on a Quest to discuss our favorite things- recapping Books, Films, TV Shows, reading Fanfictions and attending and cosplaying at Nerdy Events!

  • Ep 62: "The Lightning Tree" Book Club part 3
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on March 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    In Episode 62 of CasterQuest we wrap up our Book Club of "The Lightning Tree", a Patrick Rothfuss novella about Bast featured in the "Rogues" short story anthology. In the episode, Bast plots a way to rid the town of Jessom Williams, Rike's abusive father. He discovers a novel way to get carrots, and tries his hand at bee keeping. We see Bast perform some mysterious Fae magic in the crafting of a charm to protect the William's family, discover some of the wackier things Crazy Martin has done, and visit with the good ole boys at the Waystone inn. Music credits: "Talent Pipes" from "The Name of the Wind: The Unofficial Soundtrack" by composer Mark Haas. Available on iTunes. markhaasmusic.com Leave us a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 If you enjoy the show and would like special access to early episodes and behind the scenes content, consider becoming a patron! patreon.com/casterquest […]

  • Ep 61 "The Lightning Tree" Book Club- Part 2
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on March 10, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    In Episode 61 we recap our second part of "The Lightning Tree" short story by Patrick Rothfuss featured in the "Rogues" anthology. Bast teaches a young girl emotional manipulation so she can keep a kitten, takes a tour of Crazy Martin's Brewing company, goes bird watching, and agrees to undertake a task that is much darker than the previous favors the children tend to ask for.. plus more! Music Credits: "Talent Pipes" from "The Name of the Wind: The Unofficial Soundtrack" by composer Mark Haas. markhaasmusic.com. Consider becoming a patron and have access to special outtakes, art tutorials, and early episode releases! https://www.patreon.com/casterquest Leave us a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 […]

  • Episode 60- "The Lightning Tree" Book Club Part 1
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on March 2, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    In episode 60 of CasterQuest, we go back to Temerant, back to Newarre, back to the Waystone Inn, and back to Kvothe and Bast! Enjoy our three-part book club series recapping "The Lightning Tree", a Patrick Rothfuss short story featured in the 2014 short story "Rogues" anthology. In part one of "The Lightning Tree" we follow Bast as he performs favors for the children of the town of Newarre, seduces young farm girls, doles out advice on revenge, teases secrets of the Fae, and takes a burlesque worthy bath- all before lunch time. We also announce the launch of our new Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/casterquest . If you enjoy the show- please consider becoming a patron. There's goodies in store for your help! Leave CasterQuest a review on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 Musical Credits: "Talent Pipes" from "The Name of the Wind: The Unofficial Soundtrack" by Mark Haas. markhaasmusic.com "Groove Grove" by Kevin MacCleod incompetech.com […]

  • Ep59 Valentine's Day Fan Fiction!
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on February 15, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I bet you thought we forgot to get you a Valentine's day present, right? Well guess what- We love our listeners so much we decided to surprise them with a special Valentine's Day themed fan fiction episode! Treat yourself to three terrible fanfiction reads. And keep in mind, as ALWAYS these fanfiction episodes are NSFW and 18+ due to explicit content and adult language. In our first story, we make politics interesting by reading: "Make America Sexy Again" by: americalovesthecockpit https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12032908/1/Make-America-Sexy-Again In our second story, Spongebob tries to get Squidward a Valentine's Day date in: "Spongebob's Valentines Day" by My Animated Imagination https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4857653/3/Spongebob-Valentines-Day In our third story we travel to South Park Colorado to find out who left Cartman a mystery Valentine in: "The Mystery Valentine" by Wedjat (Southpark) https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7838978/3/Mystery-Valentine We also get to pop a fanfiction cherry by inviting Justin of "Mindfudge Comedy Podcast" to join in a read! Check out his show at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mindfudge-comedy-podcast/id1195407249?mt=2 Happy Valentine's Day, Questers! […]

  • Ep58 WHYBW #3
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on February 8, 2017 at 3:46 am

    In episode 58 we host another episode of "What have YOU been watching?" We've been entertaining ourselves with all sorts of media, including a trip to PAX south! In this episode, we talk "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", new netflix series "A Series of Unfortunate Events", "The Strain", "Hell Boy", "The Young Pope", "Sing Street", the panel "An Afternoon with Patrick Rothfuss" from PAX south, and Mandy's new favorite podcast- "Hello From the Magic Tavern"! […]

  • Ep57 WHYBW: Rogue One/ SW Rebels/ Trollhunters/ Star Vs/ Journey to the West
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on January 23, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    In Episode 57 we host another What Have You Been Watching? Mandy and Xavier talk lots of Star Wars: Rogue One, Rebels, and Clone Wars. We also talk about Netflix series Trollhunters by Guillermo Del Toro, Animated series- Star vs The Forces of Evil, and one of Mandy's favorite films- Journey to the West. Check out esopodcast.com for more great ESO Network shows, and be sure to leave us a review on itunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 […]

  • Ep 56 Over the Garden Wall: Ch 10- "The Unknown"
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on January 13, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Mandy and Xavier wrap up our review of the exceptional Cartoon Network mini-series "Over the Garden Wall" with a recap of chapter 10- "The Unknown". Will Greg and Wirt be able to escape the clutches of the Beast and return home? Is Beatrice cursed to be a bluebird forever? Will the Woodsman succumb to the darkness and sacrifice the children to keep the lantern lit? And what happened to everyone else..? Find out! We discuss the mystery of the black turtles, school you with Rock Facts, and share what we are working on for our future projects. - The voice actor for The Beast, Samuel Ramey is known for his various incarnations of the Devil in different opera productions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSyV3cjWLWY -Potatoes and Molasses remix by Psycosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYvRTioPAlo Review CasterQuest on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 […]

  • Ep55 Over The Garden Wall: "Babes in the Woods" & "Into the Unknown"
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on December 7, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Mandy and Xavier return to our recap of "Over The Garden Wall" featuring episodes 8 & 9 "Babes in the Wood" and "Into the Unknown". Mysteries unravel and darkness looms ever closer, interwoven with more fantastic music and child like wonderlands. We talk mixtapes, sibling rivalry, young love and much more! […]

  • Ep54 Over The Garden Wall ep 6-7 "Lullaby in Frogland" & "The Ringing of the Bell"
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on November 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    In episode 54 we venture back into the Unknown- returning to our "Over the Garden Wall" recaps, focusing on episodes 6-7 "Lullaby in Frogland" and "The Ringing of the Bell". These are fantastic episodes featuring the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Llyod, Jack Jones- with special appearances of John Cleese as Adelaide, and Tim Curry as Auntie Whispers! Full of mystery, music, fun, Rock Facts, danger, and enchantment- join us on our Quest to explore "Over the Garden Wall" created by Patrick McHale, and Cartoon Network. Winner of 2 Emmys in 2015 for "Outstanding Animated Program" and "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation"- this program will delight audiences of all ages. Watch Here- http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/over-the-garden-wall/episodes/index.html Watch 1920's animated film "Frogland" or "The Frogs Who Wanted a King" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wONKTobZgP8 Leave us a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 […]

  • Ep53 Batman Animated Films: The Killing Joke pt 2
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on October 27, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Episode 53 covers our second half of "The Killing Joke". This portion of the film is a faithful adaption of the 1988 DC graphic novel written by Alan Moore. In this episode, we recap the plot, discuss the Joker's possible asexuality, whether doing things "by the book" actually work, our opinions on the animation, the Joker's "Go Loony" song brought to life, and more. We also close up with a THANK YOU for 10k plays on SoundCloud, and offer a great deal to our Quester's who donate to the second kickstarter for "Speak No Evil" by GrayBear comics. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/906293113/speak-no-evil-issue-2 […]

  • Ep52 Batman Film Reviews: The Killing Joke Pt. 1
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on October 20, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Mandy and Xavier examine the first half of "The Killing Joke" the animated adaption of the infamous 1988 graphic novel by Alan Moore. The first half of the film has been criticized as controversial for it's portrayal of the backstory written in for Batgirl aka Barbara Gordon. We recap the first half of the film and share our opinions on it. Stick around for part 2- covering the adaption of the graphic novel, coming soon. Love Comics? Check out the Kickstarter for issue 2 of "Speak No Evil" by GrayBear Comics! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/906293113/speak-no-evil-issue-2?ref=thanks_share Leave a review for CasterQuest on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 Opening Music Credit: "Crunk Knight" by Kevin Macleod (https://incompetech.com/wordpress/2014/10/crunk-knight/) […]

  • Ep51 WHYBW? Steven Universe/Luke Cage/AHS/ Vice Principals
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on October 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    In Episode 51 Mandy and Xavier premiere a new CasterQuest feature- "What Have You Been Watching?" A laid back discussion of movies, tv shows, and books that have caught our attention. In this episode, we discuss Cartoon Network animated hit- "Steven Universe". We get spooked out with FX's "American Horror Story". We storm the streets with Marvel's latest Netflix release, "Luke Cage". We take flight with Dreamworks Animation Studios' "How To Train Your Dragon" film series and compare the movies to the books, we wrap up the episode with our thoughts on HBO's new comedy "Vice Principals". Be sure to leave a review for CasterQuest on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 Check out the ESO network for all your geeky podcast needs- ESOPODCAST.COM Music credit: "Crunk Knight" by Kevin Macleod (https://incompetech.com/wordpress/2014/10/crunk-knight/) […]

  • Ep50 Best Of Quest Pt 2
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on September 28, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    CasterQuest celebrates 50 episodes with our favorite clips, bits, and songs from all of our previous shows! Part 1 includes Game of Thrones, Over The Garden Wall, The Name of the Wind, and movie reviews. Part 2 includes our crossover episodes covering Star Wars, The Batman animated films, some of our favorite stories, special guests Morandir from "Mind of Morandir" podcast (https://soundcloud.com/morandir-draugmor), and Justin Corbett of Comical Podcast (comicalpodcast.com) and Gray Bear Comics (graybearcomics.com). We wrap things up with our favorite improv songs, and some history of CasterQuest, and where we hope our next 50 episodes will take us. Thanks so much to all our listeners, and keep on Questin'! […]

  • Ep50 The Best of Quest pt 1
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on September 28, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    CasterQuest celebrates 50 episodes with our favorite clips, bits, and songs from all of our previous shows! Part 1 includes Game of Thrones, Over The Garden Wall, The Name of the Wind, and movie reviews. Part 2 includes our crossover episodes covering Star Wars, The Batman animated films, some of our favorite stories, special guests Morandir from "Mind of Morandir" podcast (https://soundcloud.com/morandir-draugmor), and Justin Corbett of Comical Podcast (comicalpodcast.com) and Gray Bear Comics (graybearcomics.com). We wrap things up with our favorite improv songs, and some history of CasterQuest, and where we hope our next 50 episodes will take us. Thanks so much to all our listeners, and keep on Questin'! Music credit: "Crunk Knight" by Kevin Macleod (https://incompetech.com/wordpress/2014/10/crunk-knight/) […]

  • Ep49.5 Game Of Thrones S6 Ep 10: The Winds of Winter pt 2
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on August 27, 2016 at 1:37 am

    One final HUZZAH for the Season 6 Finale of Game of Thrones, we present the second part of our Episode 10, "The Winds of Winter". Mandy and Xavier chow down on some long awaited Frey Pie, Jaime finally (hopefully) realizes his sister is a terrible human being, all Hail Queen Cersei, first of her name, Littlefinger spills the beans, and Dany FINALLY sets sail for the End Game... plus more! We wrap up the episode with a recap of our preseason predictions and final season scores, and talk about what's coming up for our Fall show lineup. Thanks for listening, and stick around for more CasterQuest! If you enjoy the show please leave us a review on itunes at : https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 […]

  • Ep 49 Game Of Thrones S6 Ep 10: The Winds of Winter- Part 1
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on August 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    The Finale of Season 6 of Game of Thrones is here! So big that we couldn't contain our excitement in one episode, Mandy and Xavier present part one of our extensive recap of episode 10, "The Winds of Winter"! In this episode we go out with a BANG at the Sept of Baelor, we CONFESS- we love how Cersei gets vengeance, Jaime reluctantly parties with the Freys, Sam finally meets the library of his dreams, the Queen of Thrones forges a surprising new alliance, Dany kicks Daario to the curb for Yara Greyjoy... plus more! Part 2 coming soon. If you are enjoying the show please remember to leave us a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 […]

  • Ep48 Game of Thrones S6 Ep9: Battle of the Bastards
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on August 20, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Mandy and Xavier recap the penultimate episode of Season 6 of Game of Thrones- Battle of the Bastards! Mereen is under siege from vengeful slave masters and it's up to the Dragon Squad to save the day! The Ironborn fleet reach their destination- and launch the newest Ship in the Love Ocean.. Jon and the Stark Squad roll up on Winterfell to serve Ramsay Bolton his Divorce papers.. We read some Fan Tweets... plus more! At the end of the episode we talk about DragonCon Cosplay, why Magikarp is the sigil of ultimate potential, and a plug for "Speak No Evil" the newest comicbook from graybearcomics.com ! If you are enjoying the show please remember to leave us a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 […]

  • Ep47 Game Of Thrones S6 Ep8- No One
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on August 10, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Mandy and Xavier recap Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 8- "No One". In this episode Arya finds out a nap is the best kind of medicine, The Hound goes on a murder hike, Tyrion signs the court of Mereen up for comedy lessons, plus more! In our "What Have You Been Watching" segment, we talk about "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", "The Killing Joke", "Jessica Jones", "The Jungle Book", "Orange is the New Black", and the new "Ghostbusters". **Spoilers for Books and Show** Be sure to leave a review for CasterQuest on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 and visit casterquest.com for more podcasty goodness. […]

  • Ep45 Game Of Thrones Season 6 Ep 7: The Broken Man
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on July 19, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Mandy takes a break from Pokemon Training to recap Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 7: The Broken Man, with Xavier. In this episode, a lost dog is found at a hippie commune, Margery gets awful relationship advice from the High Sparrow, Jamie and Bronn go fishing in the Riverlands, Arya takes a swim in the canals, and we GET HYPE for Clegane Bowl.. plus more! What Else Have You Been Doing- talking "The Shallows", "Aliens", and "Pokemon Go". Shout out in this episode to Comical Podcast ( comicalpodcast.com )and their new Comic Book- Speak No Evil. ( graybearcomics.com ) […]

  • Ep46 Pokemon Go Takes Over The World
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on July 15, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    The Follow up to our first Pokemon Go Episode, CasterQuest Presents- Pokemon Go Live: Taking Over The World. This is a rare solo-hosted comprehensive episode covering a broad range of topics and is great listening to both people who are new to Pokemon, and experienced trainers. Show Breakdown: *The anticipation before the game release *The First night *The first few days are a little troublesome *Gameplay Mechanics, Tips, and Tricks *Social interaction and The Effects of Pokemon GO on the Public *Media Coverage of Pokemon Go *Pokemon Go: Promises vs Reality *What to expect next ...And More! Pokemon Type Chart: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Type/Type_chart Pokemon GO Egg Chart: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/pokemon-go-egg-hatching-distance-chart Catching Pikachu as your starter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw7jfpGrfso Pokemon Go Effect on Mental Health: https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/13/pokemon-go-mental-health-science/ Original Pokemon Go Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGvaT52oWF0 […]

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