About Us

A Strange New Pod is a weekly Star Trek podcast. Here at ASNP, we're focusing on the upcoming Strange New Worlds series as well as the past, present, and future of Trek.

Hosted by Julian Brown, Erik Canaria, Brittany Tomes, Michael "Hawk" Hough, Erin Coplan, and Spotted Giraffe, our crew have a ton of fun each week with our bonus pods for Lower Decks and now Star Trek Discovery. Our main show is also a Trekkies dream, as we cover everything from the Trek films, to deep dives of long-forgotten episodes. 

About the Hosts

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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."


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.

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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!