We are now halfway through the year, which means the crew of The Mothership -- USA TODAY's geek culture podcast -- is taking a look back and sharing our favorite moments from the first half of 2016. Join USA TODAY's Kelly Lawler (@klawls), Brett Molina (@brettmolina23) and Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) as we offer our favorite TV, movies and games of the year so far.
In our Nerd Alert segment, we recap the video game bonanza that was E3, and talk about virtual reality and what it's like to put on Batman's suit.
13:56 It was 'Moonlight,' not 'La La Land': A timeline of a historic Oscars blunder14
08:45 Oscars Accountants Apologize for Snafu, Vow to "Investigate How This Could Have Happened"16
19:58 Oscars Primer: What You Need to Know Before Tonight's Ceremony22
17:01 When Oscars speeches get political: the best, worst and most annoying in Academy Award history23