Podcast Archive

  • DoxCast #195: The Extra Life That Was

    This year’s marathon is in the books and it was maybe our best ever. We’re headed for our highest fundraising total and we had more involvement than in any year so far. This episode is a love letter to everyone involved. Join Richard John Early, Steve Dekrey, Brad Meixner, and Josh Trumbo as we discuss […]

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  • DoxCast #194: Black Friday = Buy 2 / Get 1 Free

    What’s this? Just the biggest, baddest, most spectaluar-est sale of the whole year at your favorite comic and game shop. Join us as we explain it all and give you our suggestions for incredible items to take advantage of this once a year blockbuster!

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  • DoxCast #193: The Paradox Comic Block LIVE from ValleyCon Part 2!

    It’s part two of the Doxcast live from Valleycon!! What’s a shared universe when we talk about comic movies and is it a good thing? And how do you actually make comics? Everything from big screen speculation to how to ink your own panels, don’t miss another exciting episode!

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  • DoxCast #192: Extra Life 2017 Part 2: The Stevening

    Rich Early and Josh Trumbo find a haven amongst the hustle and bustle of ValleyCon to sit down and talk with Fargo/Moorhead Extra Life Guild Leader Steve Dekrey about the upcoming event. Steve has joined the podcast in the past to talk about his connection with Sanford Children’s Hospital and what Extra Life means to […]

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  • DoxCast #191: The Paradox Comic Block LIVE from ValleyCon!

    This past weekend, Josh Trumbo, Darren Gregson, and Richard John Early recorded live with a cast of thousands. We present for you here, good listeners, 2 segments from our great event. We take on the topic of how to start reading comics including all the obstacles and unknowns. Then as a bonus we show you […]

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  • DoxCast #190: ValleyCon

    Special guest Tony Tilton joins Rich Early and Josh Trumbo to discuss this year’s ValleyCon and all the great guests and events going on therein! Tune in to learn all about why you can’t miss this year’s convention which runs from October 20th-22nd, and visit valleycon.com to register and learn even more about it!

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  • DoxCast #189: Tabletop: Cast the Ritual

    Cliff Stornel, board game designer and founder of Cliffside Games joins Josh Trumbo to discuss his latest card game – Cast the Ritual – which is coming to Kickstarter 10/24/17. Check out http://cliffsidegames.ca to stay updated!

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  • DoxCast #188: Extra Life Kick Off

    This Saturday we’re kicking off the countdown to the big Extra Life gaming marathon on November 4th and we’re here to tell you all about our favorite charity. Join Richard John Early, Josh Trumbo, and Emily McDaniels for everything you need to know to play games, heal kids, and be a hero.

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  • DoxCast #187: Dinosaurs, pirates, and magic! Oh my!

    It’s Ixalan prerelease weekend and the Dox team sat down with a preview of this awesome set! Join Kyle Rehome, Matt Serani, Caleb Larsen and Richard John Early to kick off the adventures into the unkown wilds of Ixalan! We’ve got our favorite cards, the storyline, the mechanics, the Planeswalkers, and of course dinosaurs, pirates, […]

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  • DoxCast #186: Batman / Harley Quinn Day

    Harley Quinn takes over the annual Batman Day to celebrate her 25th anniversary and the Jedi Counsel takes over the Doxcast to talk about it. We welcome Katie Gordon and Brandon Saxton to the show as we discuss Batman’s greatest friends and foes and find out why anyone would choose to live in Gotham. Plus […]

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  • DoxCast #185: Dungeons and Dragons: Enter the Tomb of Annihilation

    The latest book for the world’s greatest role playing game is here and along with it updates to the Paradox Adventurer’s League play. Join Richard John Early, John Laitinen, and Ken Landers as we take a look at the new book and fill you in on how and when to play here every week.

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  • DoxCast #184: Comics: The End of a (Secret) Empire

    Rich Early and Josh Trumbo, joined by Darren Gregson, sit down to once again discuss Marvel’s latest epic comic event Secret Empire now that it’s all wrapped up. Tune in to hear their thoughts and opinions on how it resolved as well as what this means for Marvel Legacy.

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  • DoxCast #183: Comics, Comics, and More Comics!

    Darren Gregson and Richard John Early sit down over lunch and talk about all the great things going on in single issue new comics these days. From Dark days Metal to Generation Gone, it’s a deep dive through the pages of today’s best, and sometimes worst, new releases!

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  • DoxCast #182: Anime Fargo

    Rich Early and Josh Trumbo sit down with Anime Fargo’s Spreadsheet Champion Chris McEwen to discuss this year’s guests, panels, and other festivities! Listen and learn all about Anime Fargo, then go to the Convention and experience it for yourself August 25th – 27th!

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  • DoxCast #181: GenCon Preview

    Rich and Josh get together to discuss a few of the many, many board games that will be making an appearance at GenCon 50 this month, and why they’re interested in those particular games. …Well, mostly Josh talks about games that intrigue him while Rich taunts Josh about not being able to attend one of […]

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  • DoxCast #180: Back to the Books

    As summer rolls on, we take our first look at Paradox’s next big event. Get ready to go Back to the Books for 5 days as we kick off the fall by previewing nearly everything in the shop. Huge sales, demos, games, free stuff, and more. Join Josh Trumbo, Brad Meixner, Darren Gregson, and Richard […]

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  • DoxCast #179: Live From SDCC – Or the Next Best Thing

    We sat down Sunday night just as the San Diego Comic Con wrapped and went over everything from comics to movies to TV and everything in-between. Here’s all our gut reactions to the biggest news of the convention. Join Richard John Early, Darren Gregson, and Brad Meixner for all things pop culture in one of […]

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  • DoxCast #178: Ladies Night Out

    It’s back and it’s craftier than ever!! Join us as the volunteers of the next Paradox Ladies night Out are on hand to tell you why you can’t miss the next incredible evening of women, pop culture, and community! Join Richard John Early, Shanna Bach, Tracy Kurtz, and Samantha Miller for this special episode.

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  • DoxCast #177: Comics: Marvel Legacy

    Marvel Comics has been the center of controversy for fans new and old for several years now. Their sales woes and content issues have been discussed over and over both here and all around the internet. But now it’s time to turn the page and begin something new while honoring what has come before. Join […]

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  • DoxCast #176: Magic: Hour of Devastation

    The moment has come! Nicol Bolas is here! The end of Amonkhet has come! Join us as we take you on a tour of the sequel to the Egyptian themed Magic set and we watch the catastrophe unfold. From story to mechanics to Planeswalkers and our favorite cards, Matt Serani, Kelly Todd Satrom, Kyle Rehome, […]

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  • DoxCast #175: Comics: What 5 Comics Would You Take With You if You Were Stuck on a Deserted Island For a Year?

    It’s our longest episode title of all time and it’s another episode dedicated to kicking of the summer. Join Darren Gregson, Josh Trumbo, Richard John Early, and Brad Meixner as they contemplate what comics they would take with them and why. It’s a conversation that gets to the heart of why we love our comics […]

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  • DoxCast #174: Tabletop: Games on the Move

    It’s summer and you’ll be traveling to the lakes and beyond. Don’t forget your board games! Josh Trumbo and Richard John Early discuss a whole bunch of awesome games to take with you no matter where you are going and you don’t want to miss out!

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  • DoxCast #173: Comics: Secret Empire

    Marvel’s latest blockbuster comic event has nearly broken the internet. We’re talking about what everyone is: Hydra Captain America and what it all means. And best of all, we’re here to let you know that Secret Empire is a good read despite all the reasons you might think it shouldn’t be. Don’t miss Josh Trumbo, […]

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  • DoxCast #172: 24th Anniversary

    On June 14 1993, Paradox was born and now we’re celbrating 24 years of business. Join us for a special podcast including for the first time ever an excerpt from the Paradox memoir. Join Richard John Early, Josh Trumbo, and Brad Meixner for a podcast that dives into the shop’s history and beyond.

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  • DoxCast #171: Summer Movie Mayhem

    Rich Early and Josh Trumbo sit down to chat about the summer movie lineup which kicked off earlier this month with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and continues with other big flicks like Wonder Woman, Spiderman: Homecoming, and …Baywatch?

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  • DoxCast #170: Designing Men

    We love to talk about how board games come into being and we’ve done it a few times with some local folks. But this one is special as our very own Paul Tebben and Josh Trumbo take the guest chairs to take us through the process from concept to design to publishing. Find out all […]

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  • DoxCast #169: Comic News

    Upheaval is the name of the game when sales are in a slump so Marvel is overhauling their line and we’re here to talk about it. Plus we discuss the brand new artist focused initiative at DC known as Dark Matters. Oh, and we have some laughs along the way. Join Darren Gregson, Brad Meixner, […]

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  • DoxCast #168: CoreCon

    Did you ever wonder what would happen if Mechs fought Monsters right here in Fargo / Moorhead? Find out at this year’s CoreCon! Don’t miss this convention run by the fans and for the fans. 4 days of panels, fellowship, games, costumes, and so much more. It’s hard to put it all into words because […]

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  • DoxCast #167: Free Comic Book Day

    The biggest day in nerd and pop culture is here on Saturday May 6th! Many of you know all about the joys of Free Comic Book Day but we take a look at this year’s books and all the activities you can find at Paradox! Join Darren Gregson, Brad Meixner, Josh Trumbo, and Rich Early […]

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  • DoxCast #166: International TableTop Day

    Join Richard John Early and Josh Trumbo as they discuss all the news about this year’s International TableTop Day. It’s the annual celebration of your favorite hobby, sponsored by Geek and Sundry. Oh, plus laughs and memories guaranteed. No refunds.

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  • Doxcast #165: Magic: The Gathering: Amonkhet Review

    Join Richard John Early, Kyle Rehome, and Kyle Engleson for a look at the Amonkhet complete spoiler. From gods to Planeswalkers to mechanics and flavor, the Doxcast crew gives you everything you need to know about MTG’s latest set. Don’t miss the journey to the Egyptian themed world of Amonkhet full of exciting new ways […]

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  • DoxCast #164: Comics: Spencer and Locke

    David Pepose has had a long career in the comics industry and now he’s taking his talents to Action Lab for the debut of Spencer and Locke. What if Calvin and Hobbes grew up in Sin City? Join Rich Early, Brad Meixner, Darren Gregson, and Josh Trumbo for an exciting interview with David perfect for […]

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  • DoxCast #163: Return of the Jedi Counsel

    Katie Gordon and Brandon Saxton are back and more Counsel-y than ever. Join Rich Early, Josh Trumbo and the Jedi Counsel for an in-depth discussion of both Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman as we look at two of pop cultures most dynamic characters.

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  • DoxCast #162_Tabletop: Clank!

    One of our favorite new board games makes it’s way to the review table. Renegade Games Clank! combines the dangers of delving into a dragon’s den for treasure with deck building for a fun filled adventure you have to try.

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  • DoxCast #161: Perception of Women in Comics

    Madison Brubaker of George Washington University joins the DoxCast to discuss a survey she’s created (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMTMSPW) studying how comic book women in mainstream comics are perceived. Join RIch Early and Josh Trumbo as they are joined by Shanna Bach, John Rodenbiker, and Darren Gregson as they tackle one of the biggest issues in comics today.

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  • DoxCast #160: Dox Talks: Getting to Know Kyle Rehome

    Josh sits down with Paradox’s newly-crowned Magic Event Coordinator Kyle Rehome to get to know him a little better! They discuss Kyle’s origins with Magic: The Gathering, what styles of decks he enjoys building, his history with Paradox’s Magic events, and what the future holds for FNM, the Kitchen Table Showdown, and more!

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  • DoxCast #159: Extra Life Recap

    It’s March and the 2017 Extra Life campaign is kicking off this week with the first official guild meeting at Sanford Children’s Hospital on Wednesday the 8th at 5:30. Josh Trumbo and Richard John Early sit down to reminisce about last year’s event and prognosticate about this year’s marathon. We’re even joined by text by […]

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  • DoxCast #158: Tabletop: Harry Potter Hogwart’s Battle Review

    One of our favorite new games takes the spotlight as Rich Early and Matt Serani teach Josh Trumbo how to play. What makes Harry Potter a unique and exciting deck building game? We talk flavor, mechanics, and all the nitty gritty details.

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  • DoxCast #157: D&D: Building Characters 101

    We dive head first into the nuts and bolts of making a D&D character. From picking classes and races to calculating statistics, this is the podcast that tells you everything you need to know. Join John Laitinen, Josh Trumbo, Rich Early, and Brad Meixner for information and lots of laughs and join the adventure today.

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  • DoxCast #156: Comics: Inhumans vs X-Men

    While these two franchises duke it out, our podcast crew debates the future of Marvel Comics. Join Josh Trumbo, Brad Meixner, and Rich Early as we discuss the upcoming relaunch of the mutant line, review the current mini series, and dive into speculation about what’s next from the House of Ideas.

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  • Doxcast #155: World Chamipion Josiah Burkhardsmeier of Star Wars Armada

    Richard John Early sat down with the 2016 Star Wars Armada world champion Josiah to talk all things Star Wars. Even if you’ve never played Armada, this podcast is about what it takes to become a world champion. Josiah lives right here in our own back yard and he’s a world champ. Please take some […]

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  • DoxCast #153: Tabletop: Arkham Horror LCG

    Joshua Trumbo and Richard John Early are joined by Paul Tebben for a discussion and review of this terrific living card game from FFG. Learn why this is more than just another card game as we talk about how it captures all the horror of Lovecraft and richness of role playing games.

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  • DoxCast #152: Comics: Top 10 Comics to Read Right Now

    Here’s a list of must-read books according to Paradox’s own Darren Gregson. Richard John Early, Brad Meixner, and Joshua Trumbo chime in with their thoughts as well. If you want a new title to read, this is a must listen.

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  • DoxCast #150: Anniversary Special

    Musings with Brad Meixner, Joshua Trumbo, and Richard John Early about Doxcast past, present and future. We also talk about the state of the comic market and have some fun with our first-ever live streamed episode.

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  • DoxCast #154: Magic: The Gathering: Aether Revolt Set Review

    With just one week until the pre-release and two weeks until it comes out, join a host of Paradox regulars as we discuss the spoiler for the sequel to Kaladesh. We discuss new mechanics and their impact on multiple formats as well pick some of our favorite new cards to get you ready for all […]

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  • DoxCast #151: Dungeons and Dragons: Just What the Heck is a DM Anyway?

    We’re back with our 2nd ever D&D podcast and we’re talking about what makes a DM a DM. How do you guide the story for your campaign? What tips and tricks can you use to make it exciting for your players? And why is it just so rewarding? Join hosts Joshua Trumbo and Richard Early […]

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  • DoxCast #149: Part 2: 2017 – What We’re Looking Forward To

    It’s the second part of our special year end podcast event. Join Joshua Trumbo, Richard Early, Brad Meixner, Darren Gregson, John Laitinen as we talk about what we are expecting in the new year. Make your resolution to listen to the Doxcast and hear what we are predicting will be the biggest things in nerd […]

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  • DoxCast #149: Part 1: 2016 Year in Review

    From Pokemon Go to DC Rebirth, 2016 was full of some of the biggest happenings in nerd history. We launch part one of a special year end Doxcast series with a look back at this crazy year. Join a whole host of Doxcast regulars as they share their thoughts: Joshua Trumbo, Brad Meixner, John Laitinen, […]

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  • DoxCast #148: Comics: Secret Origins

    Okay, comic fans, what’s your secret origin? Here’s ours. Join the regular Doxcast cast of Joshua Trumbo, Richard john Early, Bradley Meixner, and Darren Gregson as they recount how they got into comics and what comics mean to them. Every hero has an origin–and so do we!!!

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  • Doxcast #147: Extra Life Marathon

    With one week left before the Children’s Miracle Network Marathon, the Doxcast crew talks with Emily McDaniel of Sanford Children’s about the big event. How can you participate? Why does Extra Life need you? Join Joshua Trumbo and Richard John Early for a special episode as we ask for your help healing kids and encourage […]

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