About Stolendroids

If you enjoy pop culture and entertainment, technology, and geek culture, then you’ve come to the right place.

In 2008, four friends, Zuke, Zohner, Schmidty, and Stark, decided that they needed a place where they could share their thoughts on comic books, technology, video games, and movies. After some discussion, Stolendroids was born.

Then in 2011, after another geeky conversation, probably about how a two-meter womp rat really isn’t as small as Star Wars would lead you to believe, it was suggested that these types of conversations should be recorded. A few days later, the Stolendroids Podcast recorded the first of more than 360 episodes, never missing a week.

Over time, Stolendroids eventually became Stolendroids Media. The number of contributors and podcasts grew to include shows covering topics from Star Trek to geek culture to the paranormal. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Such was the case with Stolendroids. But after a hiatus of nearly a year, we’re back with plans to be better than ever.

Thanks for coming! Now sit back and enjoy the ride. We know we will.  

Robots Playing Poker
Thanks to Rabbittooth for creating this wonderful piece of custom art for us way back in 2012.
The first version of the Stolendroids Podcast album art. Times have changed.

Meet the Team

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Stolendroids Media Overlord

After developing a love of Star Wars and comic books as a child, Zohner was destined to be a geek. With interests touching on computers, video games, technology, books, TV and movies, and toys and collectibles, he is the epitome of a well-rounded geek.

Zohner is one of the founding members of Stolendroids. After stepping away for a time to work on other endeavors, the time was right for him to make his triumphant return to the one project that he truly loves so he purchased all of the necessary rights and brought things back.

When he’s not writing articles or podcasting, Zohner can be found spending time with his family, managing projects for a software company, or hanging out in the gym knowing that it won’t do a bit of good.



Show Host: Movies That Make Us

Jake is a blogger, podcaster, and all-around geek/nerd. He enjoys all sorts of different “fandoms,” but more than anything he loves movies. Movies have always been a big part of his life. From escaping into them as a child and teenager to working in the business as a concessions worker at his local theater, movies have always been there for Jake.

In addition to his extensive DVD/Blu-ray/iTunes movie collection, Jake is also a loving husband to one wonderful wife and father to six amazing children.



Show Host: Movies That Make Us

Tracy’s love of movies started when he first saw Star Wars in the theaters. He graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Film Studies after which he taught film classes for more than 10 years. He loves all genres of film, but animation and science fiction are two of his favorites.

When Tracy isn’t watching movies, he can be found training for his next half marathon, serving members of Salt Lake City’s homeless community with The Kindness Project, or spending time with his amazing wife.



Show Host: Movies That Make Us

Val is an on-air personality for the morning show Val & Mike on B98.7 in Salt Lake City, UT. She is also a filmmaker who attended USC Film School where she studied Directing and Producing. She has a deep love for Disneyland and even worked for the Walt Disney Company for more than seven years.

Val is an avid convention goer and event planner and is the co-owner/founder of Wizarding Dayz, an annual two-day fantasy event that gives back to the community by bringing literacy, art, STEM, and education together.

In addition to anything Disney, Val loves Star Wars, Marvel, and all things fantasy. Her favorite fantasy books are A Wrinkle in Time, The Hobbit, and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Her very favorite thing though is her daughter Sammi.