The Reluctant End Of An Era: Universe Box And The UB Archives

Universe Box, a podcast network started by me (Bill Meeks) and my wife (Anne Marie) nearly six years ago, shut down, for the most part, two years ago. I’m cooking up some new ideas, which I hope to share towards the end of the year, but it was important to both of us to preserve all the special memories we created with your help over the years. We still get a surprising amount of downloads across all of the shows, so we wanted to keep everything around for you forever. Hence, the Universe Box archives.

I’ve assembled every podcast we ever created under the Universe Box brand, as well as a few early attempts and extras. Each show has it’s entire feed preserved and searchable on most podcast platforms, as well as video playlist on YouTube for our live streams and backups on Archive.org. It’s our little present to everybody who supported us over the years. Thanks, and enjoy!

Old Wide Web

To know where the Internet is going you have to know where it’s been. Every episode we’ll examine the sites, terms, and personalities that have defined the online world. Strap on your Chrono-Belts, time cadets. It’s time to take a trip… to the Old Wide Web!

RSS Feed | Apple Podcasts | Archive.org

Greetings from Storybrooke

Join Bill Meeks, Anne Marie DeSimone, then eventually Bobby Hawke, Liz Plascencia, and Tony Hooper as they discuss new episodes, news, and theories about the ABC series Once Upon A Time.

RSS Feed | Apple Podcasts | Archive.org | YouTube Playlist

Greeting From Wonderland

Join Bill Meeks, Anne Marie DeSimone, and a new guest every week as they discuss new episodes, news, and theories about the ABC series the Once Upon A Time spinoff Once Upon A Time in Wonderland.

RSS Feed | Apple Podcasts (NEED LINK)

Greetings From Storybrooke – Once Upon A Time Commentaries

Join Bill Meeks and Anne Marie DeSimone as they talk over our favorite show Once Upon A Time. Don’t worry. We’ll help you sync up.

RSS Feed | Apple Podcasts

Legends of Gotham

Join Bill Meeks, Anne Marie DeSimone, then eventually Bobby Hawke, Liz Plascencia, and Tony Hooper as they discuss new episodes, news, and theories about the ABC series Once Upon A Time.

RSS Feed | Apple Podcasts | Archive.org | YouTube Playlist

Legends of Gotham Commentaries

Join Bill Meeks and Anne Marie DeSimone as they talk over our favorite show Gotham. Don’t worry. We’ll help you sync up.

RSS Feed | Apple Podcasts (NEED LINK)

Universe Box

The classic Universe Box podcast. Stories set to a theme. Bill Meeks and Anne Marie DeSimone open up the universe box to discuss shows, movies, songs, and listener stories all based around that week’s theme. Universe Box. Remember to think outside.

RSS Feed | Apple Podcasts | Archive.org | YouTube Playlist

Universe Box News

Join Bill Meeks and Anne Marie DeSimone as they bring you the latest in pop culture entertainment news. From books to Broadway to TV and video games, they’ll tell you what’s inside the Universe Box.

RSS Feed | Apple Podcasts | Archive.org | YouTube Playlist

We’re So Lost

Join Bill Meeks and Anne Marie DeSimone as they bring you the latest in pop culture entertainment news. From books to Broadway to TV and video games, they’ll tell you what’s inside the Universe Box.

RSS Feed | Apple Podcasts | Archive.org | YouTube Playlist

Hey You, What’s Up?

Bill Meeks talks to neat people for exactly 12 minutes. No more, no less. He will hang up on you. Topics including life, love, geek culture, technology, and society.

Archive.org | YouTube Playlist

Dogboy Adventures

A podcast about the superhero book series by Bill Meeks Dogboy, aka Bronson Black, is Colta City’s 13-year-old superhero. In Dogboy Adventures he solves crimes, fights bad guys, and searches for the answers behind his strange powers. Written by Bill Meeks (billmeeks.com).

RSS Feed | Apple Podcasts | Archive.org

Disney Passholder Project

Join Bill Meeks and Anne Marie DeSimone for their “Disney Year,” with annual passes to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Archive.org | YouTube Playlist

Bill Meeks @ Dragon Con

Bill Meeks talks to experts as he preps for his first Dragon*Con. No. Not Dragon Con. It had an asterisk in 2015.

Archive.org

From Anne Marie and myself, we wish all of our storytellers the best. Stay tuned over at my website (BillMeeks.com) for what comes next.

The Fakist – Ella Unbranded (Plus News About This Feed)

Hey guys! Bill and Anne Marie here. We’re going to be archiving these feeds in the coming days. They should still work, but they should continue to work if you’re looking for old episodes.

Enjoy this recent episode of our new podcast The Fakist, featuring Bill as the head anchor and Anne Marie as the episode’s villain.

Follow us for new adventures:

The Fakist

Bill Meeks

Anne Marie DeSimone

We love you all!

KCOM Studios is UNDER SIEGE by a face from the past.

Vengeance is a dish best served bold. In Japan, the new Prime Minister aims to make Power Rangers a reality. Then, a group of bearded men strikes back against the surveillance state. Plus, we have the deets on the all-male reboot of The Babysitter’s Club. All that, plus nosy Uber drivers, coming up on The Fakist.

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CAST

ANNOUNCER – Roberto Villegas

PAUL DAFOE – Bill Meeks

BRENT ARNOLD – Charles Johnson

LEANN SNYDER – Rebecca Johnson

SHIMIZU MIHARU – Kate Sheridan

DONALD TRUMP – Peter Price

REPORTER – Roberto Villegas

ULTRA ZORD –  Bill Meeks

AI BOT – Peter Price

RON FIDENTIAL – Naaim Siddiqi

VIVIENNE – Ariane Marchese

DEBRA DAWNSTAR – Anne Marie

WACKY PACKY – Michael Lucero

SCOOBY DOO –  Bill Meeks

GRACE HUBERSTAFFORFORD – Wynn Mercere

HANDLEBAR VAN DYKE – Bobby Hawke

JANITOR JIM – Bobby Hawke

ELLA FITZPATRICK – Anne Marie

KRISTY THOMAS – Kate Sheridan

STACEY MCGILL – Ariana Marchese

ANN M. MARTIN – Dawn Owar

KATIE HOPSCOTCH – Rachel Boat

SARAH MOORE – Dinah Dorkface

AIDEN – Peter Price

CADEN – Peter Price

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MUSIC

Industrial Cinematic, Division, River Valley Breakdown, Cartoon Battle Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Moose, Fun Day, Dubstep, Smile – https://www.bensound.com

Truly Madly Deeply by Vanentino Beoni – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQL3hY42PVo

#113 – The End

(S05E11-12) “THEY DID WHAT?” and “THE BEGINNING”

What story started five years ago? It’s about a city, a calling, a Dark Knight hero. What comprised most of our thrillin’? The heroes were nice, but we loved the villains. Did it end strong? As good as we’d hoped. Will we ever forget Riddler and Penguin tied up with rope? Some moments were weak, but most were quite awesome. We’ll never forget the Legends of Gotham.

Show Notes

The Fakist

Universe Box YouTube Channel

Bill’s Twitter | BillMeeks.com

Anne Marie’s Twitter

Legends of Gotham Facebook Group

Contact Us:

E-mail: legendsofgotham@gmail.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LegendsOfGotham
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LegendsOfGotham
Voicemail Number: (424) 274-2352

 

 

The Fakist Top 10 Countdown

The best of The Fakist Season 1, as voted on by you!

Kasum Kasey is counting down the Top 10 Fakist stories from Season 1 as voted on by you, the Fakist Faithful. Refresh yourself, or get caught up, before Season 2 drops on May 5th!

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#112 – The Bane Of This Episode

(S05E09-10) “THE TRIAL OF JIM GORDON” and “I AM BANE”

Who is the man who shot good Ol’ Jim? Zsasz always had quite the problem with him. Why do people love Ivy so much? They can’t resist her poisonous touch. Is the GCPD secure? Not any Thursday. Will baby Batgirl survive till her birthday? Is Gotham a prison without any warden? It all depends of the verdict in “The Trial of Jim Gordon.”

Who is the daughter of the Demon’s Head? She’s feeling vengeful ‘cause the Demon is dead. Is Hugo Strange’s science insane? The answer is “yes.” The validation is Bane. Is Alfred injured? Pretty much always. Does Barbara Kean shoot from wheelchairs in hallways? Who was the man who caused all that pain? An answer from the shadows: “I Am Bane.”

Show Notes

The Fakist

Universe Box YouTube Channel

Bill’s Twitter | BillMeeks.com

Anne Marie’s Twitter

Legends of Gotham Facebook Group

Contact Us:

E-mail: legendsofgotham@gmail.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LegendsOfGotham
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LegendsOfGotham
Voicemail Number: (424) 274-2352