Geek Shall Inherit Episode 100!!!!! – With Our Very Special Guest, Mr. Alex Ross!
March 28, 2014


HAPPY 100!!!!

We’ve been talking about it so long it’s hard to believe that it’s finally here – Episode 100. As we’ve mentioned before the idea for Jason and I to do a podcast together was born out of an interview, and aside conversation at SDCC 2010, and from there it has grown into “the little podcast that could” with well over 100 hours of original content and listeners all over the world. As a 100 episode treat, here are a couple of behind-the-scenes photos from that very conversation/interview that birthed what would become the GEEK SHALL INHERIT podcast:

This episode is our first ever 3-way conversation as we are joined by the unbelievably talented Alex Ross. When we first started talking about doing a podcast over 2 years ago Alex was at the top of our guest list. We couldn’t be happier that he was able to take time out of his busy schedule of creating incredible art and fully painted comic book covers to spend almost two hours with us for our big 100th episode. Everyone knows that Alex likes to speak his mind and that is still true as he joins in our reindeer games on the podcast. Part of the episode is an interview with Alex and the rest is Alex participating in discussing the other topics of the week in pop culture. It’s really rare to have Alex to be a part of a podcast with just free form conversation and I think you’ll have as much fun listening as we did talking with him.


This time I’m not even going to give you a topic list of what we discuss in the episode. Just listen for yourself and enjoy the journey.

Special thanks as always to my lovely co-host Mr. Lenzi for 2 years of great geek talk. Thank you to Alex Ross for being a great sport and taking the time to participate (you are welcome back any time). Thank you to my lovely bride Abby for cutting together all 100 episodes. Thank you to Danny Neuman for our 100th episode logo! And most importantly thank you to all the listeners! We wouldn’t still be doing this without you and all the great feedback that you have given us over the past 2 years.

Enjoy! And here’s to the next 100!

You can listen to Episode 100 here, or on iTunes!


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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