Trek Profiles Podcast

Trek Profiles Podcast

The Trek Profiles podcast is devoted to the idea that Star Trek changes lives for the better. Each episode, we sit down with a different Trek fan, examine how they discovered Star Trek and what it’s meant to them. In doing so, we hope to figure out why Trek means so much to us!

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July 27, 2022 121 min

In this episode we speak with the actor and science educator April Eden. April was also the subject of a special feature on the Star Trek (2009) DVD/Blu-Ray as an extra in the film.

You may have also seen her as Miss Pawnee in Parks & Recreation and as the Chair Model in The Office. For a great introduction to April, watch the bonus feature “Trekker Alert” on the Star Trek 2009 Blu-Ray or DVD.

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In this episode we speak with the Software Engineer and Security Commentator Steve Gibson. He’s a Star Trek fan since the TOS original broadcast and he’s also the co-host of the Security Now podcast on the TWiT network.

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May 28, 2022 113 min
In this episode we speak with Star Trek fan and online Role-player Amens. She’s a long-time fan who is changing her name to match her Star Trek persona and has been very active in the online Trek Twitter RP community.

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April 26, 2022 89 min

A conversation with Star Trek fan Daniel Fried.

Be advised that this episode contains content that may not be suitable for all ages or sensitivities. If you would like to know more, please visit the show notes page which gives a full run-down of all the topics discussed.

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    March 24, 2022 110 min
    In this episode we speak with fan Ron Wrobel. He’s a long-time fan who enjoys the lighter side of Star Trek. I hope you enjoy this conversation! Ron also owns a coffee shop and you can buy some of his beans here.

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    February 19, 2022 71 min

    In this episode we speak with actor, podcaster, and writer Ashley V Robinson about her Star Trek fandom, how she discovered Trek, and what she loves about the show.

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    January 24, 2022 143 min

    In this episode we speak with lifelong Star Trek fan, teacher, mom, and podcaster Abby Sommer. If you liked the show, please make sure that you've subscribed to the podcast via your preferred player.

    If you’d like to contribute to the show, I’m always looking for Lightning Round questions. If you’d like to send some in for possible inclusion on the show, you can send me a message via Twitter or email me. I give some suggestions...

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    December 23, 2021 119 min
    A conversation with improv actor, podcaster, and former cast member at the Star Trek: The Experience Paul Mattingly. If you liked the show, please make sure that you've subscribed to the podcast via your preferred player. Some portions of the Kobayashi Maru lightning round questions in this episode were written by listener Adam Saunders. If you’d like to submit questions for possible inclusion on the show, you can send me a mes...
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    November 30, 2021 128 min
    A conversation with Star Trek fan Tongtong Bu, also known as @Captain Pike-a-chu from Twitter! In this one, she tells us of being a child immigrant to the US and discovering Star Trek. We also learn how she learned English from the show and how it shaped her life. If you liked the show, please make sure that you've subscribed to the podcast via your preferred player.

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    October 27, 2021 127 min

    A conversation with Star Trek fan Brandon-Shea Mutala. We talk about how he discovered the show, what he loves about it, and what it means to him.

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    September 15, 2021 96 min

    A conversation with new Star Trek fan Abigail Glover. We talk about how she discovered the show, what she loves about it, and what it means to her.

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    August 26, 2021 66 min
    A conversation with Star Trek fan and author Glenn Dakin. We talk about his growing up as a fan, as well as a few of his Trek-related books.

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    A special episode. In this one, we leave Star Trek for a moment and talk about Babylon 5 with Lurker Norman Lao.

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    July 14, 2021 128 min

    In this episode we speak with Norman Lao, co-host of the amazing MissionLog podcast, amateur swordsman, and wearer of kilts. Norm is a life-long fan of Star Trek and shares his most personally meaningful episodes in this discussion.

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    My guest Alexandria has been in many fandoms but only recently discovered Star Trek in December 2020! Let's talk about how she got into Trek and where she is in her journey and why she decided she was a fan.

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    May 29, 2021 112 min

    A monthly podcast where we deliver interviews with delightful Star Trek fans about their Trek fandom.

    This episode's guest is writer Marc Cushman. He’s probably best known to Star Trek fans as the originator of the Star Trek TNG episode Sarek. He’s also written an exhaustive history of the production of TOS called These are the Voyages.

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    April 9, 2021 122 min

    Trek Profiles Podcast: A monthly podcast where we deliver interviews with delightful Star Trek fans about their Trek fandom.

    This episode's guest is the Professional Wrestling Commentator, former Pollical Candidate, and Star Trek podcaster Jeff Akin. He has an inspiring story about sharing Trek with his Mom, plus he talks about how the show influenced his pollical campaign.  Jeff also podcasts about leadership lessons in the sh...

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    March 25, 2021 158 min

    A monthly podcast where we deliver interviews with delightful Star Trek fans about their Trek fandom.

    This episode's guest is the artist and STO-player Alex Shomaker. We had a fun conversation about her history with Star Trek and why she became a fan. We also, as is typical, have a few diversions along the way.  

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    February 19, 2021 82 min

    A monthly podcast where we deliver interviews with delightful Star Trek fans about their Trek fandom.

    This episode's guest is Ben Robinson. Ben is not only a long-time fan, but he also works in Star Trek for EagleMoss. We have a lengthy discussion on Ben’s history with Trek and the episodes that make it special to him.

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    February 18, 2021 81 min

    A monthly podcast where we deliver interviews with delightful Star Trek fans about their Trek fandom.

    This episode's guest is Jimmy McShane. He’s a new Star Trek fan, only having discovered it about a year ago. We take a look at what drew him in and the episodes that made an impression.

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