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  • Flame On :: Episode 150 :: Go Go Flame ON! Rangers

    fo_logo_1400x1400Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture!

    The boys unleash film reviews of Power Rangers and Ghost In The Shell and discuss the first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok and all of its trippy and amazing Kirby-ness! Then it’s onto television talk where we discuss Iron Fist, 13 Reasons Why, Doctor Who, a deep delve into season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and more! BeeJay fills the boys in on his adventures at Frolicon and all of the interesting and awesome things he took part in. And, of course, comic books: there’s a ton to talk about so the boys skim the surface of DC and Indie books before they move into the relaunched X-Men Blue and Gold as well as their take on Marvel’s extremely divisive Secret Empire!

    All of this and more is waiting for you, so get ready to FLAME ON!

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  • Friday Night Fanfiction :: Just Drink For How Racist This Story Is

    The drunken fanfiction podcast you’ve been waiting for! Friday Night Fanfiction combines dramatic readings of the worst-of-the-worst NSFW fanfic with drinking games.

    Indulge in a classic Hunchback of Notre-Dame fanfic. Or try to, anyway. “Back to the Frollo” by the aptly-named Frollofreak shuts us down for two reasons. One: it’s ultra racist. Two: it’s boring. REAAAAAAAAAAAAL boring. It does not become enjoyable. Ever.

    Lucky us, we’re entertaining folks and we have two amazing fan readers suffering with us through the time-traveling Toyota and numerous flashbacks that do nothing to establish plot or character. Based on this, we’re never going to visit Indiana. (more…)

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  • EPIC PIEcast :: Episode 51 :: Back From the Future

    It’s EPIC PIEcast! Party with Nelson Lugo and Schaffer the Darklord as they dust off every corner of pop culture for discussion, debate, and deconstruction with all the snark and witty banter that they can muster.

    In December 2016, EPIC PIEcast celebrated the release of its 50th episode by going on hiatus, while the show’s hosts embarked on an excellent adventure through time. Today, in April 2017, DOC EMMETT LUGO and MARTY McSCHAFFER have arrived at their time machine’s coordinates: FOUR MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE! Now the boys must scramble to catch up on a quarter year’s worth of pop culture news and horrifying political developments in this bewildering future world.

    Has Lugo’s enthusiasm for Batman been compromised? Is Schaffer marking out for professional wrestling? Have our heroes landed in the darkest timeline? These questions will be asked as our time-traveling tramps struggle to make sense of strange new realities in this month’s episode. (more…)

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  • Nerdy Show 287 :: Bill Nye Drops the Ball

    The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast unloads on the latest geek news and happenings!

    Tired of things you love going bad? Exhausted with good premises falling short? We feel you! Join Nerdy Show as we stare in slack-jawed wonder at the dumpster fires of Bill Nye Saves the World, the venerable TV science guy’s new Netflix series, and other hot messes like Mass Effect: Andromeda.

    Yeah, you could say we’re in a bit of a cantankerous mood, but fortunately there’s still plenty of pop culture to love. Join Cap, boR, Tony, and Trench as they zero in on the comic books and television that’s both been lifting them up and keeping them down. Learn how Marvel’s controversial Secret Empire storyline isn’t actually about Nazis, and is in fact quite awesome. Discover television recommendations that veer off our usual geeky path. Get a hot tip on what you need to grab at the upcoming Free Comic Book Day – and much more! (more…)

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  • Bill Nye Saves the World?: A Review

    This is not an article I wanted to write.

    This weekend I watched all 13 episodes of the new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World. And there’s only one word to describe my mood: disappointed.

    I probably don’t need to tell you about my love for Bill Nye. If you’ve listened to anything I’ve said here on Nerdy Show, you know it runs deep. Bill helped develop my love of science. He showed me that science could be “cool” and I could be “cool” for liking it. Bill Nye the Science Guy is a major reason I became an engineer.

    So I was excited for his new show. I really, truly was. But Bill Nye Saves the World is not a reincarnation of the television show that ignited my love of science. At best, it’s an awkward attempt at cashing in on childhood nostalgia. It’s a show that has no idea what it is and who it’s for. Is it meant to teach people more about complex scientific principles? Or is it more of a science-y Daily Show with correspondents mocking creationists and conspiracy theorists?

    After 13 episodes, I’m still no closer to an answer.
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  • State of the Empire :: Episode 33 :: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Recap / Season 4 Preview

    State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.

    If you’re watching Star Wars Rebels, then chances are good you’re anticipating episodes of this show more than the new films. It’s a key component to establishing the galaxy as we know it when our Original Trilogy heroes come onto the scene in A New Hope, where the few good things to come from the Prequels live on, and a place for pieces of the lost Expanded Universe to live again. It’s also home to an incredible cast of characters whose fates are 100% up in the air once the films take over.

    We recently learned that Rebels season 4 will end the series – all the tales that showrunner Dave Filoni wants to tell will have been told – and so the year to come is going to be filled with high tension and tremendous consequences. We explore the major arcs and moments from the close of season 3 and share everything we know about season 4… Including details on the debut episode which we were shown at Star Wars Celebration.

    All safely behind the spoiler-proof blast doors, of course. (more…)

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  • Wicked Anime’s Must-Watch Spring 2017 Anime

    The spring 2017 anime season is so, SO good. Not only are there more new shows to fall in love with, but there are also a ton of returning favorites. As always, the Wicked Anime crew and Nerdy Show affiliates valiantly sort through all content to bring you a curated list of the the spring 2017 anime you MUST be watching!

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  • Friday Night Fanfiction :: Tool of the Fates

    The drunken fanfiction podcast you’ve been waiting for! Friday Night Fanfiction combines dramatic readings of the worst-of-the-worst NSFW fanfic with drinking games.

    Join us for a festive romp through the 90’s – when Tim Allen was both a family sitcom icon and symbol for what happens when you do too many drugs. Find out what happens when Brad (Zachery Ty Bryan), Randy (JTT) and Mark (Taran Noah Smith) drug the babysitter and do awful things to her in “Heidi – The Tool-Time Girl” by alurker8192. Yes, it’s a Home Improvement fic, and the story is about as old as the show itself. Ready for the plot twist? It turns out Heidi wasn’t actually drugged and really wanted the tools of the Taylor kids all along! Pretty sure they cancelled the show after ABC became aware of this story’s existence. It wouldn’t surprise us at all. (more…)

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  • Wicked Anime Podcast :: Episode 111 :: News Bell-Chan

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    Now that Con Month is over, we’re diving right into the new stuff!   It’s the beginning of the Spring 2017 season of anime and we cannot contain how excited we are for the mess of sequels and original content that’s coming out! Get ready to geek out with us as we get back into the swing and talk about some Japanese cartoons, yo!

    Join Jonathan, Andrew, and Evan as we talk about what’s happening in anime and Spring Season 2017! PLUS – What to do with hug pillows, the anime box of shame, and “hello, Vor!”

    Meow!

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  • State of the Empire :: Episode 32 :: Star Wars Celebration 2017 – Secrets, Speculations, & Insights

    State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.

    We were on-site at Star Wars Celebration 2017 – both in the room for the most coveted panels and experiences, and in the trenches wading through the most merciless lines in the galaxy. As with any Celebration there were thrills and tears; like when George Lucas, Harrison Ford, and John Williams all appeared unannounced and presented a stirring tribute to Carrie Fisher. We saw unseen clips from The Clone Wars, an all-new episode of Rebels, and other assorted goodies, but surprisingly the overall news and announcements we’ve come to expect from past Celebrations was light. When has that ever stopped us?

    If you know State of the Empire, you know that our Force powers of precognition are strong; so join Cap, Doug, and Matt as we journey into a veritable Dagobah cave of nuanced news and subtle hints you may have missed. And, of course, we’re discussing the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. There’s a lot of complex context loaded into that simple trailer, so let us be your holocron, showing you the true path. You’ll also hear about the convention experience, which mirrored Disney’s recent Star Wars feature films in a lot of ways… Incredible spectacles, awesome moments, and cool characters – coupled with dubious decisions, poor planning, and awkward moments. You know, a lot like designing a kick ass chrome stormtrooper lady and then flushing her down a garbage chute. (more…)

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  • Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw’dcast :: Episode 19 :: The Lightning Rod

    Ride with The Lightning Dogs: canines from another world; stranded on a post-apocalyptic Earth. It’s a crazy idea fueled by our favorite 80s pop culture and we’ve been recording our development of it since the moment lightning struck. Join us on our quest to build this world and launch it as an animated series.

    In this episode we make some important decisions about our heroes’ main rides. You’ve heard us pin down the Lightning Dogs three distinct vehicles: The large, armored utility vehicle; the Brutus, the small scout; the Fido, and our all-terrain signature vehicle, the Rover – aka the Lightning Rod. The Lightning Rod is almost done, but one key detail remains: what is it like on the inside?

    That might sound like a simple enough question, but it becomes a real point of contention as we discuss how characters would interact in our hypothetical animated show, the best way to load in action figures, and other design choices that could drastically affect our final vehicle. Then we take the conversation to the Brutus and Fido – laying groundwork for what they do and don’t do that influences our whole design process going forward. (more…)

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