Geekrocker has been going strong on the Artrocker website for over three years now so we thought it was about time the section had it’s very own podcast!

Every month, Claire Lim, Paul McCallum and Paul Gannon will come together to muse over the month’s geekery. There will be the odd ‘geek rant’, special guests and lots of fun features.

So, ahead of the podcast going up on the site, let’s meet the geeks first.

Claire Lim

Claire Lim
Claire Lim

By day, Claire is one half of music PR company A Badge of Friendship and the rest of the time she can mostly be found head-deep in a comic or watching Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall for the millionth time in her favourite Batman PJs.

Being Artrocker’s resident Geekrocker and blogging regularly about lifestyle and geek culture for Female First, the Huffington Post and the Metro online, it wasn’t long before she was contributing as a guest on Mark Dolan’s show on FUBAR Radio as Mark’s resident Geek News expert.

This led to her co-presenting her own geeky pop culture show on FUBAR Radio – Spoiler Alert. She presents the show with Adam Johnson and together the two have interviewed Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon), John Leguizamo (John Wick), Kick Ass creator Mark Millar and Daniel Portman aka Podrick in Game of Thrones.

Claire’s geeky claims to fame range from the awesome to the obscure. When she was four she met Lion-O from Thundercats in her local John Menzies (that’s the old WH Smith’s for you Millenials out there!), Walter Koenig (Star Trek‘s Pavel Chekov) has signed her Star Trek Encyclopaedia and at the tender age of 9, she won a Lego competition in Boots on Sauchihall Street in Glasgow (oh, the glamour!).

Follow Claire on Twitter or check out her website.

Paul McCallum

Paul McCallum
Paul McCallum

Paul McCallum runs A Badge of Friendship with Claire. He started the company with Claire seven years ago but had already broken into the world of music by taking the band shots Blackened Sky – the debut album of his friends band Biffy Clyro. He then went on to shoot and direct Biffy’s video for ToysToysToysChokeToysToysToys before moving to London shortly after.

Paul spent his early years visiting his Grandpa every weekend where he introduced young Paul to Hammer Horror. This was the start of an unhealthy obsession with horror movies (and Hammer Horror ladies!).
His Grandpa’s penchant for TV, sci-fi and horror meant Paul watched the pilot of Quantum Leap, and each episode thereafter, as well as The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, which led him onto everything else from Red Dwarf to Twin Peaks! Yes, thanks to his Grandpa, Paul is now a complete movie, and particularly, TV obsessive and his favourite past time is binge watching various US TV dramas with numerous cups of tea.
He has also written the odd feature appearing on sites such as the MetroDIYThe 405 and Podcart.

Paul Gannon

Gannon in Ghostbusting attire
Gannon in Ghostbusting attire

Paul Gannon is a writer/performer/producer. He currently runs a monthly night in London called The Geekatorium that invites comedians to come along, mess around in geek culture and talk about their own personal geek passions – whether its Star Wars or Sartre!

He’s written for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and toured The Geekatorium in the UK and US. He also hosts a live podcast show called Cheap Show which celebrates bargain basement treats and arguing the toss over tat!
Gannon is obsessed with ghosts and the supernatural – despite not believing AT ALL in ghosts. This all stems from his deep deep love of Ghostbusters. He’s been all over the world “hunting ghosts” and toured with a Most Haunted style stage show.

These adventures formed the backbone of his first solo show Paul Gannon: Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost. He is also a huge Nintendo fan/defender/apologist and specifically anything they make that fits in your pocket.

For more information about Artrocker’s monthly Geekrocker podcast, email Claire, Paul and Gannon – geekrockerpodcast@gmail.com.