Teaching Mom How to Play Minecraft

Teaching Mom How to Play Minecraft | UnpauseIt

For well over a year, the kids of UnpauseIt have been immersed in Minecraft. Do we parents know what it is? Barely. Do we want to play it? Hardly. Should we learn it anyway? Why not?!

Watch the VIDEO of our guided gameplay on YouTube!

In this episode of UnpauseIt, the girls of the podcast dive into Minecraft. The 9-year old @FuriousGirl guides the 43-year old @LadyDisdayn into this world which represents the focus and fandom of kids all over the globe. The parents might still be trying to figure out why, and if that’s something you can identify with, this episode will give you some valuable insight for why your kids freak out over Minecraft.

UPI 020: Avengers: Infinity War

IT IS TIME! At last, after six months of watching a movie and recording our reviews each week… after ten years of waiting for the bringing together of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe for an epic battle and purpose… Infinity War is upon us! SPOILERS ARE IN THIS PODCAST, so only listen if you’re ready for a full discussion.

In this podcast episode, you’ll get the preshow banter and projections by the adults of UnpauseIt (@_thedadabides and @ladydisdayn), the adults’ reactions, preshow projections by the children of UnpauseIt (@thesauce_ and @furi0usgirl), and then the full reaction review of Infinity War by the entire family.

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • How movie goers reacted immediately after seeing Avengers: Infinity War;
  • Who was spot-on and who was way, way off on their predictions;
  • If the kids heard their mom offer them a segway or a segue;
  • What a “pager” is;
  • … and more!

Links & stuff for this episode:

  • Avengers: Infinity War on IMDB.com
  • Alamo Drafthouse Denver (located in Littleton, Colorado), which allowed the UnpauseIt crew to capture after-show reactions on site;
  • Adobe Creative Cloud, which we use to edit each podcast;
  • Zoom microphones, which we use for mobile recordings;

UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 7.75 out of 10 New Armorwear (by the kids – average score),
  • 9.5 out of 10 New Armorwear (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 018: Thor: Ragnarok

Is this one of your favorite Avengers movies by Marvel? You’re in good company, because UnpauseIt pretty much can’t stop loving this film. With tons of laughs (almost too many for a single viewing) and epic feels, Thor: Ragnarok leads right up to the start of the highly-anticipated Infinity War.

We also got some correct and incorrect predictions for the ole Infinity Wa… The Dad Abides got some horribly wrong. Halfhour screen times for the young’ns. We will be recording more podcasts out and about; namely at the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton….

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • Release information about the film, Thor Ragnarok;
  • IS Valkyrie as strong as Thor?
  • Debate about the eternal question: who is stronger, Thor or Hulk?
  • Do kids just not like Mr. Jeff Goldblum?
  • … and more!

Links & stuff for this episode:

UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 10 out of 10 Big Monsters (by the kids – average score),
  • 9.75 out of 10 Big Monsters (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 017: Spider-Man – Homecoming

Another Spider-Man? YES, and you’ll watch it and like it! In spite of a bit of webslinger overkill in the past 15 years, this reboot of Spider-Man in the MCU is very worth it. Plus we get the added bonus of Iron-Man as a quasi-fatherly influence… what could go wrong?

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Spider-Man: Homecoming;
  • IS Spider-Man stronger than Captain America?
  • The meaning of the word “zeitgeist;”
  • How much is a Millennium Falcon Lego set?
  • What IS a larb anyway?
  • … and more!

Links & stuff for this episode:

UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 7 out of 10 Larbs (by the kids – average score),
  • 9.75 out of 10 Larbs (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 016: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I am Groot.

Awesome Mix Vol. 2 takes us into a new era of the Guardians of the Galaxy establishing themselves not just as friends, but as a family. With dads, sisters, crew mates, and even a Baby Groot, the UnpauseIt family loves the family message in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2;
  • Which microphones we’re using to create an awesome mix of our audio;
  • What other film a super villain and a super Ravager appeared in together;
  • Why UnpauseIt ranks Ego as the 3rd best super villain in the MCU (so far);
  • How many “I Am Groot” easter eggs are in the end credits;
  • Is Stan Lee a Watcher?
  • … and more!

Links & stuff for this episode:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on IMDB.com
  • Zoom H1n mobile microphone (which is why this and future episodes sound so great)
  • Microsoft Realms for your kids to have their own space for games with friends

UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 8.75 out of 10 Harbulary Batteries (by the kids – average score),
  • 8.25 out of 10 Harbulary Batteries (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 015: Dr. Strange

You’re in good hands (figuratively) with Dr. Steven Strange. Join the UnpauseIt crew as we review this origin story of a new magician for the Avengers (because we can never really be sure about Loki). Break out your slingring and check the time so we can get started!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Dr. Strange;
  • Why our 9-year old may want to sue Marvel;
  • TheDadAbides’ theory about Thanos, Infinity Stones, and the future of the MCU;
  • Why Yoda got told to shut up;
  • What book Stan Lee is reading during his cameo in the film;
  • … and more!

Links & stuff for this episode:

UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 9.125 out of 10 Sanctums (by the kids – average score),
  • 8.75 out of 10 Sanctums (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 014: Captain America: Civil War

Are you “Team Cap” or “Team Stark?” The tensions have been building since Steve and Tony first faced off in Avengers, and now the Sokovia Accords and the return of childhood friends and tragedies has pushed the team to the breaking point. Even Nick Fury can’t band-aid these heroes back together, so let’s see what happens…

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Captain America: Civil War;
  • The parents of UnpauseIt wonder if they can come up with 11 words in sequence to make the kids do their chores;
  • Why it’s never a good idea to tell Cap to “stay down;”
  • Which of our crew is on “Team Cap” or “Team Stark;”
  • Who we each choose as the superhero with the best chance at hurting Thanos;
  • … and more!

Links & stuff for this episode:

UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 7.45 out of 10 Frickin’ Missiles (by the kids – average score),
  • 8.5 out of 10 Frickin’ Missiles (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 013: Ant-Man

Baskin Robbins always finds out. Whether you listen to this while enjoying a double scoop of your favorite flavor or munching a Tic-Tac, UnpauseIt’s review of Ant-Man gets into the ins, outs, ups, and downs of the superhero who proves that “size matters not.”

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Ant-Man;
  • How Michael Peña paid homage to Drunk History;
  • How the more adult jokes in this movie differ from the adult jokes in Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The flavor of the jelly used in the bathroom shrink-ray scene;
  • … and more!

Links & stuff for this episode:

UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  •  8.5 out of 10 Teaspoons of Raspberry Jam (by the kids – average score),
  •  8 out of 10 Teaspoons of Raspberry Jam (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 012: Avengers – Age of Ultron

Stop, Dave… I mean, Tony. Stark knocks on the door marked “Artifical Intelligence” and instantly regrets it. Avengers: Age of Ultron pits high tech against high power in a race to save humankind.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Avengers: Age of Ultron;
  • Each person predicts who they think will die in Avengers: Infinity War;
  • An obscure movie quote challenge;
  • … and more!

Links & stuff for this episode:

UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  •  4.3 out of 10 Cuttlefish (by the kids – average score),
  •  8.125 out of 10 Cuttlefish (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 011: Guardians of the Galaxy

Behold! One of the funniest films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is also one of the highest rated by the UnpauseIt crew. Guardians of the Galaxy is a crowdpleaser, no two ways about it. It makes you laugh, cry, and even dance, and we dive into all the reasons why it’s a must-see.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Guardians of the Galaxy;
  • Which one of the Guardians is the “fightiest;”
  • Some scenes which were funnier because they weren’t scripted;
  • Why it’s OK to let the kiddos leave the room for the opening scene;
  • … and more!

Links & stuff for this episode:

UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  •  9 out of 10 Little Ugly Rat Things (by the kids – average score),
  •  9 out of 10 Little Ugly Rat Things (by the adults – average score).

 

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