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Kendall Duke is back to finish up our discussion on the Game of Thrones series finale/final season and we try to answer the question of if the roller coaster is worth the ride!

There’s also a special guest appearance by a real, live dog!

SHOW NOTES!

Corey Smithmier did the show’s closing music “Let’s Be Friends Again: The Series Theme Song”. Corey’s got a band called Strange Wave Connection and you should check them out!

The show is on Patreon!

Support the show to get fun rewards, behind the scenes stuff, early access to episodes, and all new shows about all kinds of things you love!

Download the episode and Subscribe on iTunes!

Follow Chris on Twitter: @thechrishaley

Follow Keep It Close To Me on Twitter: @KICTMpodcast!

Email the show with your questions, comments, concerns and whatever else at keepitclosetomepodcast@gmail.com!

By now you probably already know who won the throne games!

In this our 31st episode, Kendall Duke returns to talk with me about our feelings on the Game of Thrones series finale! We also attempt to answer a number of difficult questions about our future with the franchise and about ourselves as people!

Does that sound appropriately epic?

Other topics discussed include expectations and disappointments, the exciting appeal of boring video games, Detective Pikachu and The Pokemon Life Swap™, mysterious toys from the distant past, and, of course, Disney’s John Carter.

SHOW NOTES!

I talk about this thing for a few minutes for some reason.

Corey Smithmier did the show’s closing music “Let’s Be Friends Again: The Series Theme Song”. Corey’s got a band called Strange Wave Connection and you should check them out!

The show is on Patreon!

Support the show to get fun rewards, behind the scenes stuff, early access to episodes, and all new shows about all kinds of things you love!

Download the episode and Subscribe on iTunes!

Follow Chris on Twitter: @thechrishaley

Follow Keep It Close To Me on Twitter: @KICTMpodcast!

Email the show with your questions, comments, concerns and whatever else at keepitclosetomepodcast@gmail.com!

WHO WILL WIN THE THRONE GAMES???

In this our 30th episode, Kendall and I are here to talk all about HBO’s Game of Thrones and its incredibly polarizing final season!

And just in time for the series finale! 😉

There are a lot of spoilers, a discussion of strategies for dealing with personal awkwardness, and some very brief Road House talk.

Here is the trailer for Road House.

Let us know what you think in the comments!

SHOW NOTES!

Corey Smithmier did the show’s closing music “Let’s Be Friends Again: The Series Theme Song”. Corey’s got a band called Strange Wave Connection and you should check them out!

The show is on Patreon!

Support KICTM to get fun rewards, behind the scenes stuff, early access to episodes, and all new shows about all kinds of things you love!

Download the episode and Subscribe on iTunes!

Follow Chris on Twitter: @thechrishaley

Follow Keep It Close To Me on Twitter: @KICTMpodcast!

Email the show with your questions, comments, concerns and whatever else at keepitclosetomepodcast@gmail.com!

Whatta revoltin’ development

This week, Matt & I are back to have a number of shockingly out of date (but still fun and/or salty!) discussions about comics you’ve probably already forgotten!

We talk about Grant Morrison’s Green Lantern, Cosmic Ghost Rider, Batman ’66 on Blu-ray, Shazam, the X-Men, and a whole bunch more!

Can your heart stand the shock and wonder of this our 15th incredible episode of Comics Rule Everything Around Me!

Follow Matt on Twitter why don’t you?

Please enjoy this wonderful video about the Jeff Smith Shazam! series we discuss in this week’s episode!
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The show is on Patreon!

Support KICTM to get fun rewards, behind the scenes stuff, early access to episodes, and all new shows about all kinds of things you love!

Download the episode and Subscribe on iTunes!

Follow Chris on Twitter: @thechrishaley

Follow Keep It Close To Me on Twitter: @KICTMpodcast!

Email the show with your questions, comments, concerns and whatever else at keepitclosetomepodcast@gmail.com!

This week, Matt & I are back to answer your questions!

We talk about superhero fashion, comic book cash scams, heroic origins, and we get into a little bit of rating the super-hunks!

All of this and more in our 14th incredible episode of Comics Rule Everything Around Me!

Let us know what you think!

Follow Matt on Twitter why don’t you?

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The show is on Patreon!

Support KICTM to get fun rewards, behind the scenes stuff, early access to episodes, and all new shows about all kinds of things you love!

Download the episode and Subscribe on iTunes!

Follow Chris on Twitter: @thechrishaley

Follow Keep It Close To Me on Twitter: @KICTMpodcast!

Email the show with your questions, comments, concerns and whatever else at keepitclosetomepodcast@gmail.com!

YOU COULD BE SPIDER-MAN!

We’re back with an all-new episode and we’re talking all about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!

This movie was AMAZING and we had a great time talking about it!

Also covered in this episode: some other topics! 

But mostly, it’s just about Into the Spider-Verse.

I made a Spider-Gif

Let us know what you think and, by all means, let a friend know if you enjoy it!

SHOW NOTES!

Follow Matt on Twitter why don’t you?

Corey Smithmier did the show’s closing music “Let’s Be Friends Again: The Series Theme Song”. Corey’s got a band called Strange Wave Connection and you should check them out!

Patreon-comic

The show is on Patreon!

Support KICTM to get fun rewards, behind the scenes stuff, early access to episodes, and all new shows about all kinds of things you love!

Download the episode and Subscribe on iTunes!

Follow Chris on Twitter: @thechrishaley

Follow Keep It Close To Me on Twitter: @KICTMpodcast!

Email the show with your questions, comments, concerns and whatever else at keepitclosetomepodcast@gmail.com!

Welcome to 2019!

My good buddy Matt Drane and I are back talking about all kinds of things!

As you can see from the cover, there’s an in-depth look at the latest Captain Marvel trailer, a lot of comic movie talk, the imagined frustrations of writing big time comics, and how reading comics can be like riding the world’s worst roller-coaster!

SHOW NOTES!

Follow Matt on Twitter why don’t you?

Corey Smithmier did the show’s closing music “Let’s Be Friends Again: The Series Theme Song”. Corey’s got a band called Strange Wave Connection and you should check them out!

Patreon-comic

The show is on Patreon!

Support KICTM to get fun rewards, behind the scenes stuff, early access to episodes, and all new shows about all kinds of things you love!

Download the episode and Subscribe on iTunes!

Follow Chris on Twitter: @thechrishaley

Follow Keep It Close To Me on Twitter: @KICTMpodcast!

Email the show with your questions, comments, concerns and whatever else at keepitclosetomepodcast@gmail.com!

It’s our 27th episode!

This week my buddy Matt Drane is back and we talk about Super Smash Bros, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Avengers 4 (aka Endgame) rumors, Batman: The Animated Series, the return of Young Justice, the DC Universe streaming entertainment platform, a Superman video game that will probably never get made, and a bunch of other stuff. You’d honestly be better off just listening to the episode at this point.

We hope you enjoy it!

SHOW NOTES!

Please watch this tribute to Captain America in the MCU and just try to say he’s not the absolute best of the best of the best.

Follow Matt on Twitter why don’t you?

Corey Smithmier did the show’s closing music “Let’s Be Friends Again: The Series Theme Song”. Corey’s got a band called Strange Wave Connection and you should check them out!

Patreon-comic

The show is on Patreon!

Support KICTM to get fun rewards, behind the scenes stuff, early access to episodes, and all new shows about all kinds of things you love!

Download the episode and Subscribe on iTunes!

Follow Chris on Twitter: @thechrishaley

Follow Keep It Close To Me on Twitter: @KICTMpodcast!

Email the show with your questions, comments, concerns and whatever else at keepitclosetomepodcast@gmail.com!

I was planning on skipping ahead in the Gravity Falls Gossiper Classics run to share one of our old Thanksgiving episodes.. but I can’t seem to recall which ones were actually the Thanksgiving episodes.. or if there ever were, in fact, Thanksgiving episodes.

But as I was searching I saw this one and thought, “Oh man, that one is probably way more fun.”

So, in preparation for this week’s release of Ralph Wrecks the Internet (aka Wreck-It Ralph 2), let’s listen to waaay back when Euge and I first saw the original Wreck-It Ralph!

It’s a whole episode of nothing but video games, feelings, and a lot of pop music dance parties! First half: non-spoilers. Second half: spoilers ahoy!

I hope you enjoy it and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Opening theme by Brad Breeck

Closing theme by Adam WarRock

The show is on Patreon!

Support KICTM to get fun rewards, behind the scenes stuff, early access to episodes, and all new shows about all kinds of things you love!

Download the episode and Subscribe on iTunes!

Follow Chris on Twitter: @thechrishaley

Follow Keep It Close To Me on Twitter: @KICTMpodcast!

Email the show with your questions, comments, concerns and whatever else at keepitclosetomepodcast@gmail.com!

It’s our 26th episode!

This week we talk about the Venom movie, the Spider-Man game, and ask ourselves what we would do with “spider-powers”!

All of this plus a brief history of the Friday the 13th movie series, praise for Halloween (2018), and much more!

We hope you enjoy it!

Let us know if we got things wrong, what you would do with spider-powers, and anything else that springs to mind while listening to this episode!

SHOW NOTES!

Follow Matt on Twitter why don’t you?

Corey Smithmier did the show’s closing music “Let’s Be Friends Again: The Series Theme Song”. Corey’s got a band called Strange Wave Connection and you should check them out!

Patreon-comic

The show is on Patreon!

Support KICTM to get fun rewards, behind the scenes stuff, early access to episodes, and all new shows about all kinds of things you love!

Download the episode and Subscribe on iTunes!

Follow Chris on Twitter: @thechrishaley

Follow Keep It Close To Me on Twitter: @KICTMpodcast!

Email the show with your questions, comments, concerns and whatever else at keepitclosetomepodcast@gmail.com!