Henry started The Geek Speak Show to fill a void in traditional radio: Geek Culture. He wanted to interview actors, directors,VFX artists, comic book artists, independent filmmakers and other Geek Culture creators the way politicians and athletes were spoken to on AM talk stations. After 12 seasons, 7,000 regular listeners agree that his goal has been achieved!
Having spent over three decades as a radio broadcaster, Henry made the switch to podcasting so he could freely talk about Geek Culture. The show has never been the "typical podcast", rather it's been a mix of elements from radio and a few new things that Henry & the crew have thrown in over the years.
The idea that eventually became The Geek Speak Show was born in 2005 in Green Bay, WI, while Henry was one of the managers of a national talk radio company. That idea became a reality in 2010 when Henry, Damien, and Romo were at KBLX-FM in San Francisco and they recorded a demo version of what would become The Geek Speak Show. Henry wanted to add a female co-host, but none of the girls who auditioned fit what the show needed. The female co-host was found one night when Damien talked about a classmate of his who wanted an internship at their radio station. That was Angel and the rest is history.The show premiered on August 8, 2010 on TalkZone.com. It was live five days a week for two hours. The first season featured interviews with Comic Con INternational's David Glanzer, Rod Roddenberry, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ashley Bell, Jeph Loeb, Nicholas Meyer, Bob Gale and Claudia Wells from Back To The Future, and many others.
The show became a podcast with Season 2 in 2011. Angel had left the show as the first season was ending, and she was replaced by Rachel Rossilli until 2013 when Angel returned to the show. Starting in 2012 and especially during the seasons when Henry and Angel were the two main hosts, the show experienced its biggest growth, as we went from 20 to 60 downloads to a hundred to finally hitting 1 thousand and ultimately the regular 5,000+ downloads per week. Angel left the show in 2016, the final member of the original co-hosts to leave the show. That also kicked off the show's "revolving door" of female co-hosts. Although they were all unique and brought their own flavor to the show, it was impossible to replicate the chemistry that Angel and Henry had developed from the first season through the last season she was on.
2020 was the show's 10-year anniversary. Henry also relocated to Southern California and debuted a new studio that allowed in-person interviews, as well as space for video interviews....then the world was closed because of COVID-19. Henry's production company, 22 Creations Multimedia, LLC, took over as the parent company for The Geek Speak Show and Paranormal Perception, as well as some other podcasts produced by them. Because everyone was looking for something to listen to while n lockdown, the show once again saw a huge audience growth during the pandemic.
2021 begins the show's second decade. Regardless of what continues to be closed and the restrictions on productions, The Geek Speak Show will continue to inform and entertain you with everything that happens in Geek Culture.
The show re-launches as The Geek Speak Show, now a weekly podcast.
The show relocates to Southern California, debuts a new recording studio, & production is taken over by 22 Creations Multimedia, LLC....then the world shut down. 2021 begins a new decade of The Geek Speak Show...
Henry, Angel, Romo & Producer Damien debut The Geek Speak Radio Show on TalkZone.com. It was a weekly, live 2-hour show.
Angel leaves the show, the last of the original hosts to leave & kicking off the show's most transformative year, with multiple co-hosts joining Henry over the next four years.