Scott Johnson and his wifeLike many basketball fans Erin’s bracket is broken and so is her heart, but the show must go on!

We welcome Scott Johnson, illustrator and professional podcaster, to talk about fatherhood, raising geeks, video games and social media.

Kristin also shares the events that led up to her family’s first trip to the Emergency Room.

Links mentioned: This Season’s 9 Most Wearable Trends – wide black headbands | Our TastebookChicken Cacciatore Recipe from Erin Kane – TasteBook | FrogPants StudiosFilm Sack | Scott on Twitter | Elfquest | Concussion Risk factors

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5 Responses to Podcast: Raising Geeks

  1. Francene says:

    Another mom who loves Elfquest here. I have stashed in the closet the complete set of Elfquest in comic book form and the graphic novels. My oldest son found them on the shelves when he was about twelve and devoured them. There are parts of the quest that are quite graphically violent as well the scenes that are more sexually oriented. Read over the section where the Wolf riders meet the Snow elves and are battling the trolls for the High ones home and decide for yourself.
    My third son is almost 11 and loves dragons as well. He’s read thru the Eragon series at least twice now and spends a lot of time wandering our yard with a stick in his hand telling stories to himself in his head. I think he and Anders would get along very well.
    Some of his favorite graphic novels we’ve discovered are the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous tales, The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis, Star wars, the Clone wars (by Dark horse), Bone, Mouse Guard and Gunnerkrigg Court (webcomic also now published). Our local library is a great place to find kid friendly comic stuff. Thanks for the great podcast as always.

  2. Erica Ziebarth says:

    We are in the geekness deep, I am now going to hook up both the kids with Elfquest. Thanks.
    For non sexualized comics, I go indies. Princeless by Action Lab is amazing and totally appropriate for Sophie. I also use Kickstarter to find comics that are up and coming and appropriate, the Runner is one I just kickstarted with.
    The challenge we currently have is the balance of a sports kid that is a little geeky and balancing both those cultures, since they both are wary of each other.

  3. Michele says:

    I am catching up on your old blog posts a little each week. Just watched this video from your presentation at Wheaton: http://www.manicmommies.com/2012/03/07/putting-my-life-online/ Kristin you are adorable, jeans, long hair and all!

  4. Laura K says:

    Erin, Yes! House of Cards is so Awesome!! Kevin Spacey is perfect. You will Love season two – it does not disappoint :)

  5. Melissa says:

    Yay Sctt!! I love listening to his podcasts. I listen to The Instance and Filmsack. I also loved the subject of this podcast and then I saw this on Jezebel:

    http://jezebel.com/wil-wheatons-advice-to-a-young-nerd-is-spot-on-1555444769

    Good timing!