Archive for January 2012

Episode 39: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition by whatsonjoemind on January 30th, 2012

Where do I begin with this one?  What could have gone wrong DID in this one.  What started out to be a quiet standard episode turned into a 7 man battle royal.  I guess people will say, "Well, it wasn't THAT bad," and that might be true.  Editing removed a lot of the audio "cyloning," coughing (i.e. check out the 01:20:31 mark for a doozy), wheezing, bickering and wayward topic discussion, you could clearly tell that most of us were simply not on our "A-Game" for this one.  First on the guest list was Chris Sims of and War Rocket Ajax podcast.  OK, no big deal, standard podcast for us, right?  Well, we picked up a surprise host right before starting the record (now 6) and then Mike chimed in on an ill placed show entrance by Gary which interrupted our guest (now 7).  Sigh...this was not good.  Then the fun poking began as everyone targeted in on Gary for some reason.  Now Gary is a good guy, he can take a good ribbing, but when the night begins to spin out of control, well, everyone's temper becomes a little salty.  Here's a lesson in podcasting folks, don't irk the editor. When we were done embarrassing ourselves in front of our guest, we read a listener's letter and listened to some voice mail from friend of the show James Kavanaugh, Jr.  In the second half we talk about the two new guests for Roll Out/Roll Call 3 and transitioned into the unfortunate news that no Movie 2 merchandise was shown at UK Toy Fair.  We also talk about the upcoming March Madness thread where you can submit what characters you want to see in modern era contrux.  Last year's bracket had some interesting names in the Sweet Sixteen that are now possibly in your collections.  Worth a look for sure.  Anyways, not sure how this episode will go down in the annals of Joe podcasting lore, but like our very bad pilot episode, you can stomach at least one full listen of the episode.  So send all hate mail care of Justin B. to - he'll enjoy it!

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WOJM: The “Lost” Episodes #1

Posted in WOJM Lost Episodes by whatsonjoemind on January 26th, 2012

About a month ago we were asked to record a special segment for the Geek Cast Radio Network's Year in Review show.  How could we resist, right?  Originally we were asked to have each host list their Top 5 and Bottom 5 GI Joe moments from 2011.  Well, since we REALLY like to talk and go into in-depth discussions on our topics, to have basically a Top 20 and Bottom 20 list would be a little too much.  It would have turned into a 5 hour marathon and Gary would have been crushed from post production.  So we pooled our picks together and came up with a group consensus Top 5 and Bottom 5.  Now, we repeat some of what we talked about in Episode 35, but we touch on other topics too so we keep the content fresh.  Anyways, we had fun and we hope you enjoy it.  We thank the GCRN for allowing us to be involved in their program!

**This episode is posted with the permission from the GCRN**

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Episode 38: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition by whatsonjoemind on January 20th, 2012

When we started podcasting, our expectations were low.  We didn't expect to be around very long and we would have never guessed that we would have an interview with anyone associated with Joe media.  Well, it seemed appropriate on the episode that makes WOJM the longest running Joe-only podcast on the internet (possibly in the world or in all existence for that matter), we book our biggest interview to date.  You've heard him in our pre-show bumpers, but now we get him for an hour, its Jason Marsden the voice of Duke on the Hub's GI Joe Renegades cartoon.  We can't begin to tell you how cool it was to hear him in person talk about his experience with the latest Joe toon rendition!  He reveals quite a bit to us, but beyond that we just had a very enjoyable talk with a very cool dude...who happened to sound like Duke.  To lend us a hand on this landmark occasion for WOJM, we invited's Jason (yes, two Mikes last week, two Jasons this week) to be part of the interview - BUT, not before being interviewed first about his team's very popular YouTube toy review videos.  Perhaps you may remember Chuck gushing about them on a weekly basis?  It was a hectic record night, but thanks to a refreshed Greg and the Jasons', it all turned out to be one of our personal favorite episodes.  A special thanks to Gary Head and all those who called in to congratulate us on this landmark episode.  Oh, and Herb from Rhode Island makes a return.  We put in a lot of hard work in these shows, so it means a lot to hear from you guys.  So who cares if it was a slow news week?!  We don't need no stinking news (it would be nice though).  We hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording - editing sucked because of Kevin Watts - just listen and you'll find out what I meant; he set a new bleeping record.

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Episode 37: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition by whatsonjoemind on January 14th, 2012

Man oh man, this was "one of those" types of episodes.  With Greg gone, the mice could play and they stacked on a very ambitious schedule of YOUR listener mail to review.  Justin missed most of the fun too as he spent the evening with his boss - read into that however you want, we just know it involved dinner and a movie!  So with the programs two steady "rocks" gone, we called upon our pinch hitting host Beach-Head Mike and friend of the program James Kavanaugh, Jr to fill in for the absent hosts.  This also made Chuck that is.  Little did Chuck know that every time he made a joke, he was a corney #2 {rimshot}.  Anyway, also on hand from the GCRN was TFOMG1 Mike..., er, we mean SkelatorMike, wait, LEADER-1 Mike.  We talked to Mike about how he got started in podcasting and long with some tips for you starters out there who may be thinking about doing a podcast of your own.  Of course, as co-founder of the GCRN, he also give us the 2012 outlook; of which we know What's on JOE Mind will play a big role.  In your letters we touched on several topics, such as how many figures we own, how many vehicles we own, thoughts on Retaliation, the FSS and GIJoe-Transformers comics.  In the news, it is possible that Sideshow may make Gary a VERY happy collector and POSSIBLY release his favorite character - but no firm news yet.  Our friend Mark Cheng of Operation Red Retrieval posted his deleted scenes and alternate ending to his fanfilm.  Lastly the club sends out an update on the FSS and the fandom doesn't react as we thought they would.  The gang explores why.  This IS our longest podcast ever, HOWEVER, if you require more length, be sure to monitor our Facebook page for some WOJM FB Exclusive outtakes.  Just like a great steakhouse, WOJM only grills you up ONLY the choice cuts of the meat.  All this, plus you can hear Mike this time, AND MORE on THIS episode of WOJM!

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Episode 36: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition by whatsonjoemind on January 7th, 2012

Up and at 'em!!  Break time is over soldiers and it is time to get back into the normal swing of things, or at least how WOJM goes.  While it seems like forever and a day until JoeCon and the movie, we are just little a month out from Toy Fair where we will find out all the new Joe goodies we will see for the movie line.  So much to talk about...  So little time...  This week the gang reconvines from its holiday break and is joined by IDW GI Joe artist Robert Atkins for a very informative and informal interview with the guy who was tasked to re-invent Cobra Commander.  I mean HOW COOL IS THAT!?  Robert also talks about school, his job, his personal collection and his upcoming appearance at Roll Out/Roll Call 3 in the UK.  Speaking of Roll Out/Roll call 3, Gary announces he will be making an appearance - LOOK OUT SOUTHAMPTON!!  In the news, our sponsor Kokomo Toys announces the first bit of Retaliation retail news with basic case assortment information - no idea who or what the figures will be, but its exciting news indeed. Thanks to the guys on, we get some more pics of the cancelled Tiger Force-looking TRU Jurassic Park AWE Striker. picked GI Joe as the #1 military toy line of 2011 - this is not surprising to us, but we discuss and thump our chests while taking shots on how poorly the other 3.75" lines compare.  Last in the news, the early GIJCC newsletter are arriving and indications point to the FSS starting soon.  Greg is skeptical.  Its an entertaining time with Robert as we shake off the holiday haze for this latest episode of WOJM!

Next week we will be featuring YOUR LISTENER MAIL, so email us your questions, comments, suggestions or, God forbid, your complaints.  Send your letters or audio files to or call/text us at 262-515-9656.  Greg and Justin will be on assignment next week so Gary and Chuck will be joined by our substitute co-host Beach-Head Mike from JoeSightings, JoeDeclassified and JBL AND a MYSTERY co-host as our 4th, so who knows what our answers will be.  But you'll never know our answers, UNLESS YOU WRITE THE PROGRAM.  SEND (or CALL or TEXT) AWAY!!

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