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  1. Nerdy Show 289 :: Seed Vault: Discovery

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

    What’s an episode of Nerdy Show like without its captain? You’re about to find out! While Cap is on shore leave, the rest of the bridge crew venture out into deep pop culture space, and become voyagers in search of nerdy discoveries and beyond. It ain’t’ mutiny if there’s no captain aboard!

    Join boR, Nicky, Brandon, and Doug as they discuss new VR technology, Norway’s secret apocalyptic “seed vault,” Star Trek’s newest sci-fi television series Discovery, Seth MacFarlane’s new sci-fi series The Orville, Netflix’s new fantasy series based on The Witcher, Netflix’s new fantasy series based on The Dark Crystal, and a little more on Guardians of the Galaxy 2. (more…)

  2. Nerdy Show Microsode: European RPG Video Games

    When The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into super-specific discussions and interviews.

    Where you’re from greatly influences who you are – especially so when it comes to creative output. So it should be no surprise that for indie game studios out of Eastern Europe, the stories they tell and the games they make are distinctly different from the usual faire: games like Metro 2033, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Gothic, and others.

    Cap, Trench, Arkais, Luke, and Tony explore their favorite titles in the often overlooked, sometimes obscure, and always fascinating world of European RPG video games. We look for what makes these games decidedly different (outside of a lack of major corporate funding), discuss the books that inspired them, share our personal highs and lows, and, of course, spend plenty of time talking about the best known title of them all, The Witcher. (more…)

  3. Nerdy Show 288 :: Guardians of the Dewniverse

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

    If you crave the mysteriously exotic discussions of Nerdy Show, crack open this episode and experience a caffeinated deluge of uncanny topics. We share our spoiler-free thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, discuss the Bioshock-in-space creepiness of Prey, and the addictive properties of Ken Burns’ documentaries… but that’s far from all.

    Join Cap, boR, Doug, and Brandon as we sample forbidden and peculiar nectars. Yes, we uncork all the unusual varieties of Mountain Dew that have hit shelves recently and perform sinister experiments. We also take on a listener-requested prompt and share our dream video games. As in: the games we would personally make, were the resources available to us. The results are as baffling and sinister as the myriad flavors of Dew… (more…)

  4. Nerdy Show Interview: Aquapocalypse Now – Jeffrey Morris Unveils Oceanus

    When The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into super-specific discussions and interviews.

    We’ve had an influx of cool, thought-provoking sci-fi films lately, but few of them have had much integrity when it comes to the “science” in “science fiction”. Fortunately, we know a guy who’s on a quest to change all that. Meet Jeffrey Morris, head of FutureDude Entertainment, and the writer/ director of the upcoming film, Oceanus. With Oceanus, Morris is creating a near-future world of deep sea exploration, moon bases, and asteroid mining; advised by such science luminaries as Neil DeGrasse-Tyson… and then he’s setting that world on fire – literally.

    With the surface of the world consumed by catastrophe, the only remaining bastion of human civilization on Earth is the sea base, Oceanus. The film will explore that gleaming science city beneath the waves as the apocalypse sends it into disarray; and then the advantageous director is launching a 10-part TV miniseries to continue the story. Along for the ride is legendary Star Trek writer D.C. Fontana and Fringe and The Wire‘s Lance Reddick. Cap and Jess have been granted exclusive access to the feature film script and are joined by Morris for a revealing exploration of this unprecedented undersea adventure series, his sci-fi influences, the science that makes the show tick, and how this exciting and expansive project came to be! (more…)

  5. 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…)

  6. Nerdy Show 286 :: Dank Dragon

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

    Normally we cover a wide swath of nerd subjects, but this episode is all video games. That said, the titles we’re discussing are all very different from one another – some of them are even from alternate realities!

    Learn about the next level trolling and subversion of gaming conventions in the super-strange action RPG, NieR: Automata. Get lost in the Inception/ dating sim hybrid that is Persona 5. Palm your face over the poor game design choices of Quake Champions. Relive the glory of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and get excited for the follow-up, Shadow of War. And last, but definitely not least, chow down on some xenomorph egg-looking Italian delicacies and imagine the wonders of non-existent video games dreamed up by a neural network. (more…)

  7. Nerdy Show Microsode: Thrilling Tales of Science Fantasy with Matt D. Wilson

    When The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into super-specific discussions and interviews.

    In-between hard sci-fi and hard fantasy lies a land where robots and unicorns play; so holster your laser pistol and put the spurs to your dragon, ’cause in this episode we’re exploring the ill-defined expanse of science fantasy. This genre is home to critically-important pillars of pop culture like Star Wars and basically every super hero universe, but where’s the dividing line? At what point is advanced technology that’s like magic actually magic?

    To help answer this question, Cap, Jess, and Flame On!‘s Bryan are joined by Matt D. Wilson – author and co-host of comics podcast War Rocket Ajax. We share our favorite examples of science fantasy from across all mediums, discover some surprising candidates, and explore sub genres of the sub genre. We also discuss Matt’s current Kickstarter project to fund his new comic: Everything Will Be Okay – a satire about every conceivable apocalypse happening at once. But… is it science fantasy…? Discover the answer within! (more…)

  8. Nerdy Show Interview: 15 Years of Donnie Darko With Richard Kelly

    When The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into super-specific discussions and interviews.

    Donnie Darko is one of the greatest cult films of all time and a defining moment in 21st century cinema. It’s a love letter to outcasts, anyone who grew up in the 1980s, and fans of the finest thought-provoking horror and sci-fi. For its 15th anniversary, the film is getting re-released on the big screen in a new 4K edition, and we’re thrilled to commemorate the occasion by speaking with writer/ director Richard Kelly.

    Join Cap and Consequence of Sound Editor-in-Chief, Michael Roffman as they look back on the cultural impact of the film and time travel to Kelly’s past; making cheese plates for Madonna and filming unapproved musical sequences. We gain metaphysical insights into the mysterious links between Donnie Darko and Kelly’s other films (Southland Tales and The Box), get hints a projects still to come, and discuss the music that defined the era. Plus Cap and Mike delve deep into the nature of nostalgia, their action figure collecting pasts, and much more. (more…)

  9. Nerdy Show 285 :: Journeys of the Body and Mind

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

    Come with us now on a journey through time and space. Like bards of old in seaside taverns, the Nerdy Show crew are prepared to regale you with tales of their recent voyages. They’ve traversed to geeky locales perhaps you too have seen; like North Carolina ComiCon: Oak City, or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And they’ve also found themselves in strange and uncharted lands: mining for cryptocurrency and experimenting in sensory deprivation chambers – no joke!

    Join Cap, boR, and Jess as they share experiences from the Splatoon 2 Global testfire, our feels on Netflix’s Iron Fist, traveling with a Nintendo Switch, comics you should check out and, of course, their uncanny travels within and without. (more…)

  10. Nerdy Show Microsode: Ultraman

    When The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into super-specific discussions and interviews.

    Here it comes! You’ve heard us talk about kaiju and daikaiju of all sizes, but we’ve never devoted an entire discussion to Japan’s giant silver defender, Ultraman… until now.

    In this listener-requested Microsode, the Ultraman-uninitiated (Cap and Brandon), discover the series via the tender, loving hands of tokusatsu enthusiasts Arkais and Ghostbusters: Resurrection‘s Mike Wall. We can only scratch the surface of this long-running, record-breaking, multiversal series, but just like every pastoral farmhouse in Ultraman’s wake, we leave a mark. Get advice on where to start, learn about the series’ legendary pedigree, and more! (more…)

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