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Geek Edition: The stories that make us nerds

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These are the stories that make us nerds. Geek Edition presents dispatches from the geek community, reporting on stories from the crossroads of fandom, pop culture, science, and more. Stories like the collector who went from seeking lunch boxes to preserving pinball machines; an endeavor that ledRead more

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Trailer: What is Geek Edition?

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Geek Edition brings you dispatches from the geek community; reporting on stories from the crossroads of fandom, pop culture, science, and more. Each episode presents a feature story, and sometimes an interview. 
Geek Edition is about the collector whose passion led him to starting his own, genuine Star Wars church. It's about the fans of 8-bit video game music who pack thea...

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