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SNW "Ghosts of Illyria" Review w/ Matthew Kaplowitz

They say good things come in threes, but Strange New Worlds ' third episode of its freshman season, "Ghosts of Illyria," seems to be the most polarizing episode among the SNP crew so far. Joining the team this week to help t...

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SNW "Ghosts of Illyria" Review w/ Matthew Kaplowitz

May 20, 2022

They say good things come in threes, but Strange New Worlds ' third episode of its freshman season, "Ghosts of Illyria," seems to be the most polarizing episode among the SNP crew so far. Joining the team this week to help …

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SNW "Children of the Comet" Review

May 13, 2022

Strange New Worlds is two weeks in and it's already shaping out to be one of the top Star Trek shows of all time. Join Erik, Girafe, Hawk, and Julian as they review and break down episode 102, "Children of the Comet." What h…

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Strange New Worlds Series Premiere: "Strange New Worlds" Review w/ Jessie Gender

May 6, 2022

It's the moment we've been waiting for as a podcast for almost two years; Strange New Worlds is finally here, and the team is here to review and break it all down with a very special guest, Jessie Gender ! What is so urgent …

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"Farewell" Picard S2 Finale Review

May 5, 2022

It's another finale edition of Strange New Pod as Star Trek Picard season two comes to a close. Join Erik, Girafe, Hawk, and Julian as they deep dive and break down yet another polarizing Picard finale. Were Tallinn and Pica…

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Picard "Hide and Seek" Review

April 29, 2022

Join Girafe, Hawk, and Julian for SNP's last live show before the series premiere of Strange New Worlds! This week, the team reviews and breaks down Picard season two's penultimate episode, "Hide and Seek." Were the Borg Que…

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Picard "Mercy" Review

April 22, 2022

It's another episode of Strange New Pod as Erik, Girafe, and Julian break down episode 208 of Star Trek Picard, "Mercy." As the show inches closer to its conclusion, was there room for a filler episode? Did "Mercy" handle al…

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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.

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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."

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Michael "Hawk" Hough

Co-Host

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.

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Spotted Giraffe

Co-Host

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!