A Strange New Pod

Recent Episodes

Bonnie Gordon + "Choose to Live" Review

Dec. 3, 2021

ASNP is joined by a very special guest this week, as Bonnie Gordon, the voice of the USS Protostar on Star Trek Prodigy reveals how she went about getting the role, her friendship with our co-host Erin, and her time at Star …

Episode Reviews

"Anomaly" Review

Nov. 25, 2021

Join the ASNP crew on this Thanksgiving edition of the pod as the team reviews Star Trek Discovery's second episode of season four, "Anomaly." On episode 402, Saru returns to help the U.S.S. Discovery uncover the mystery of …

Episode Reviews

"Kobayashi Maru" + "Terror Firma" Reviews

Nov. 19, 2021

For the first time in 22 years, two separate Star Trek series debuted new episodes on the same day. This week, the crew reviews Star Trek Prodigy's first mid-season finale, "Terror Firma." How did the episode wrap up the fir…

Special Guests Episode Reviews

Aaron Waltke + "Dreamcatcher" Review

Nov. 12, 2021

On this very special edition of A Strange New Pod, the crew welcomes the co-executive producer and writer of Star Trek Prodigy, Aaron Waltke to the show. Aaron talks all things Prodigy including the show's second season rene…

Episode Reviews

"Starstruck" Review

Nov. 5, 2021

After a stunning two-part series premiere, Star Trek Prodigy returned this week with it's third episode, "Starstruck." Also returning? Ensign Admiral Erin! "Even with the guidance of their hologram advisor Janeway, the crew …

Episode Reviews

Star Trek Prodigy Premiere: "Lost & Found" Review

Oct. 29, 2021

It's an exciting time for Trek fans as the latest series in the franchise, Star Trek Prodigy, has made its series debut. Prodigy is the first show in the franchise geared towards kids and what better way to review the show t…

Recent Blog Posts

"Choose to Live:" Preview Discovery Episode 403 With 18 Ne…

Vulcans, Romulans, and Murder Nuns, Oh My! Star Trek Discovery season four moves right along with episode 403, "Choose to Live." With a title like …

"Not On Our Watch:" Preview Discovery Episode 402 "Anomaly…

There's a lot to be thankful for this Thursday, and a new episode of Star Trek Discovery on Thanksgiving is undoubtedly one of those things. I…

Stand Down Red Alert: Discovery Hits International Markets…

Less than two days before Star Trek Discovery's fourth season was set to premiere on Netflix internationally, Trekkies were blindsided when the…

About the Hosts

Julian Brown

Creator & Co-Host

Julian is the creator and co-host of A Strange New Pod. His first experience with Star Trek was TNG and The Undiscovered Country. On his off days, he likes long walks on the beaches of Risa.

Erik Canaria

Co-Host & Stream Manager

Erik is a self admitted music, video game & film geek… sometimes actor/director/writer. He has been podcasting for over 10 years. His weaknesses include shiny things, audio equipment, and collector’s editions. Oh yeah, and "Faith of the Heart."

Brittany Tomes


The Borg Queen of Puns herself! Brittany is an ASNP co-host. When she’s not working at Wade’s, she's probably thinking about or playing D&D.

Michael "Hawk" Hough


Hawk lives in Ontario, Canada, and loves television, movies, music, and video games. He grew up on episodes of TNG and worshipped Patrick Stewart to the point of following him into male pattern baldness. Season and episode names? Yeah, he’s got that.

Erin Coplan


Erin is a lifelong sci-fi fan and loves BSG, Star Trek, and Star Wars. She fell down a podcasting hole and she likes it down there. As a former bartender, Erin looks forward to getting many Trekkies smashed on Drunk Space 9, and educate them on proper drink making.

Spotted Giraffe


Wild Tribble Chase founding member, die-hard TOS appreciator, inspired communication officer on a lifelong globe-trotting mission, occasional Rogue Drunk Space 9 organizer, official lizard bébé, "snack" aficionado, and first Collective member to get married on board of the Enterprise with ASNP crew as a bridesmaid, Giraffe is the CAPTAIN NOW!