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Browncoats and Geek musicians Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason rewatch episodes of Firefly to find themes and inspiration for crafting songs inspired by Joss Whedon's cult classic TV series.

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Dec 11, 2021

The Rankin & Bass animated film, The Hobbit, was instrumental to Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason. Your fearless pop culture songwriters explore fear, the art style of The Hobbit, inspiration for Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, and getting eaten by trolls. It's all on this week's In the 'Verse podcast.


1:17 - Upcoming Shows, Marc and Mikey News

7:29 - 5-Minute Plot Synopsis / Show Discussion

45:23 - This Week’s Songs


MARC: Welcome to In The Verse, the podcast that makes music inspired by popular media.  My name is Marc Gunn, the creator of the Firefly Drinking Songs show.

MIKEY: And I’m Mikey Mason, creator of the Beer Powered Time Machine Podcast and currently the MIKEYtalks podcast.

MARC: This is episode TWO of our new 10 episode season of the In The Verse Podcast.

Mikey: Since we ran out of episodes of Firefly to discuss and write about, we’ll be finding inspiration in episodes of other media; TV shows, Comic Books, Cartoons, but probably not video games.

MARC: As always, you can support us in this and other creative endeavors by supporting Mikey at

MIKEY: And by supporting Marc at





  • Monthly online shows. November’s monthly online show is set for Friday, November 19th at 8pm EST at Twitch dot tv slash comedyrockgeek. December’s date hasn’t been set yet.


  • Marc: Selcouth is finally done. I also bumped up the MP3 releases on my Patreon. You can get a free MP3 from my latest episode of Pub Songs & Stories when you subscribe.
  • Mikey: My Patreon patrons are still getting a new song EVERY Monday - that’s 52 songs a year for as little as $1/month (though you’re perfectly welcome to pledge more, if you can afford it and want to!) & MIKEYtalks podcast



MIKEY - Summarizing the plot of the Hobbit seems like far too huge an undertaking, and with little to no practical payoff, so we’ll be skipping the summary this week. If, for some reason, you haven’t seen the 1977 classic animated movie, The Hobbit, you should probably pause the episode and go remedy that.

MARC - Even though we won’t be summarizing the plot, listening to our episode is absolutely no substitute for watching the movie, and it will definitely contain SPOILERS if you haven’t seen the movie.. You have been warned!




Marc: As you know, Mikey and I make our living as full-time musicians. We love creating our music for you. But it would be near impossible to release as much great music and podcasts if it wasn’t for the generosity of people just like you.

Mikey: So if you enjoyed this show, please support what you love. Your generosity pays for the production and promotion of our music and this podcast.

Marc: I am extremely grateful to everyone who supports my Gunn Runners Club on Patreon.You are all so generous with your support. Thanks to my newest Patron: Expat Fledgling, Krory Dempsey, Ryan and Kelly Melville, John Mota

I also want to thank each of these incredible patrons: Not Higgins, C.J. Taylor, Melinda & Jeremiah Westly, Sarah Crockett, Bill Mandeville, William McKissack, Brian Morin, Carol Baril, Kurt Goodyear, Miranda Nelson, Jan Czenkusch, Luke Miller, Josh Brown, LauraMay Sorkin, Scott & Melanie Wienhusen, Doris Lane, Alexis, James ODell, Eric Ray, Marie Alm, James Regan, Les Howard, Cary Whitney, Tim M. O'Brien, Troy Rodgers.

Mikey: Thank you so so much to the amazing Patreon patrons who help keep the music being made, especially @oopswrongcookie, Amy Stuart, Michael Khandelwal, Josh Logan, Ame Morris, Les Howard, Brian Jackey, Jon Haight, John R Woollard. Scot Mealy, Randy Brown, Robin Abess, Scott & Melanie Wienhusen, Jeremy D Jackson and Jennifer Lewis



  • Doctor Who - The War Doctor


Marc: Thanks so much for listening. You can download many of our songs when you sign up on our Patreon pages. Find out more about Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason and how to support our music on Patreon.

Mikey: We would love your comments, suggestions, songs and lyrics or links to videos to share in the next show. Use the hashtag #InTheVerse. You can post them on the Blue Sun Tour Facebook page or email

Marc: In the ‘Verse was produced by Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason. Sign up on our website and find out more about us and the show at