About Us

Sara is a a retired child welfare social worker and long time bleeding-heart liberal. She loves Science Fiction and is a major fan of Lost, Fringe, and The Americans. Sara enjoys participating in NCSU’s Life Long Learning Program. She loves Pilates, gardening, and hanging out with friends and family. And more than anything, she loves spending time with Chip at their place at the beach or traveling, especially in France.

She and Chip have 2 dogs, Mulder (yes, from The X-Files) and Olivia (named for the character on Fringe).

Sara’s daughter, Brittany, and granddaughter, Alyssa, bring the sunshine into her life.  And Chip is her special partner and love, as well as her co-podcaster.


Chip is a life-long science fiction/fantasy/comics geek who also loves great comedy and drama. And art and music. And books. And politics. Really, he likes lots of things. Plus, beer.

He is passionate about sharing great art with others. When he found the online community based on the TV show Lost, he was hooked. Lost led to Fringe, and Fringe led to great friendships and podcasting. He is the co-founder and one of the hosts of Tales From the Cask, a weekly podcast about craft beer. He and his lovely wife Sara created the podcast Watching The Americans about the incredible FX series The Americans

Now he is so excited to talk about the HBO/BBC series His Dark Materials, because of course he read the Philip Pullman trilogy when it first came out.