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  1. 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…)

  2. Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw’dcast :: Episode 17 :: Thing Names

    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.

    When last we talked vehicles, we were simply paving the way for the designs to come. We discussed the influences we wanted to pull from and kicked around a few early mock-ups for what kinds of cobbled together junk cars the peoploids would be cruising around in.

    Now, Cap, Doug, Tony, and Max are ready to zero in on the cars at the heart of our series: the Lightning Dogs’ sweet rides. And, of course, no vehicle episode would be complete without some fascinating detours into the stranger realms of car culture. We explore crystal-powered engine designs and what that technology might mean for the look and sound of the cars, ask hard-hitting questions like “does Glampire need a signature vehicle?”, and build vehicle and accessory concepts backwards from a repository of “thing names” – random punny titles that would have been right at home in 80s and 90s action figure aisles. (more…)

  3. Nerdy Show 284 :: Zelda Carts Give You the Breath of the Wild

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

    Do you love that not-so-fresh feeling? Do you delight in the mouth stank that comes with sleeping in the wilderness and necking with bokoblins on lonely nights? You crave the Breath of the Wild!

    Join Cap, boR, Brandon, and Jon as we examine this vastly different installment in the Zelda series: gameplay, storyline, and yes… flavor. We also discuss our quest to procure Nintendo Switches, and our experiences with the new system. While their carts might taste like poison, is this the breath of fresh air Nintendo needs to get back in the game?

    While the Big N might dominate the discussion, there’s still room for other nerditudes, like Overwatch‘s Orisa, the grizzled, hard-R Old Man Logan, and our discovery of a fascinating and horrible late 90s reality show from Japan that locked a man named “Eggplant” naked in a room for a year, surviving only by winning magazine contests. Delicious! (more…)

  4. Nerdy Show Interview: Fatal Farm Returns to Lasagna Cat

    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.

    Chances are good that at some point you’ve seen a video created by Fatal Farm.  They’re a duo of FX wizards who specialize in subversion and surrealism, and whose work is as hilarious as it is head-scratching. They’ve done sketches for Key & Peele, had a hand in two Adult Swim specials, are the brains behind the notorious penis-exploding scene in Our RoboCop Remake, and nearly 10 years ago, unleashed three incredible web series on an unsuspecting world, including their crown jewel: Lasagna Cat.

    Lasagna Cat is a “tribute” to the works of Jim Davis – live action reenactments of Garfield strips put into a psychic blender. We’ve been revisiting these videos for years… and all of a sudden there’s more of them… and a 1-800 number sex survey. Sound confusing? Never fear – all will be explained. Cap is joined by Fatal Farm (Zach Johnson and Jeffery Max) as they peel off the cat suit and expose the series’ unmentionables. Learn why (and how) they collected 1000 people’s sexual information, hear about the years of trials and tribulations that led to this glorious Garfield moment – and that’s just for starters. They also share an alternate TV intro that never came to be, how their prank series Infinite Solutions prompted an emergency Microsoft meeting, muse on transposing pop culture and pop art, share pro tips for faking birth in a bathroom stall, and give us a taste of the creature features to come. (more…)

  5. Nerdy Show Review: Kong: Skull Island

    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.

    Prepare yourself for an ape apocalypse! If you’re on the fence about Kong: Skull Island like we were, this spoiler-free review will see you right. It’s a hard sell: a King Kong reboot set in the same universe as the 2014 Godzilla – hypothetically aiming for a crossover. We think we were right to be skeptical, but the results? Well, join Brandon and boR as they provide their reactions and takeaways… Let’s just say that, much like the characters of the film, they were surprised by what they found. (more…)

  6. Nerdy Show 283 :: JNCO Genes

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

    Ever caught yourself soul searching? You might look inside yourself and ask, “who am I?” Examining your personality, perhaps your heritage, maybe even your genetic makeup. Then, you turn your gaze outward. How do you define yourself? Is it the way you cut your hair? The shirts you wear? Friend, if you’re looking to find yourself, you need a piece of clothing that’s more than a lifestyle – it’ll change you to your core: you need JNCO Genes.

    But hey, this is Nerdy Show! Cap, boR, Jon, and Trench have way more info to bequeath to you than ill-advisable fashion tips. In this episode we discuss the thrilling discovery of potentially habitable exoplanets, the future of The Dark Crystal, a sampling of the cartoons we’ve been watching, and much more! (more…)

  7. Nerdy Show Microsode: Geeky Cars

    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 this impromptu Microsode, we veer sharply into the fast lane and have a rapid fire discussion about our favorite geeky cars – the automobiles in pop culture that we nerd out the hardest over. Yes, we finally let ultra car nut, Ghostbusters: Resurrection‘s Adam Briggs take the wheel, and along for the ride is fellow Ghostbuster Mike Wall, Wicked Animes Jonathan Fleming, and your resident Nerdy Show mainstays Cap and Brandon.

    Discover the geek whips that we dig the most, learn a thing or two about what cars Briggs loves and loathes, attempt to figure out what the heck is up with Kamen Rider Drive, and brace yourselves as we find out how many topical detours can we take before we crash this thing in a ditch. (more…)

  8. Nerdy Show 282 :: My Farty Valentine

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

    Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but its pungent perfume lingers thick in the air. Whether you’ve got the post-V-Day blues or or are a regular polyamorous Poe Dameron – Nerdy Show has got the comedown you need: the robust voice of Flame On‘s Jarrod Pope. Join Cap, boR, Brandon, and Jarrod’s sumptuous pipes as they take a tumble with a plethora of pop culture.

    We give our first impressions on two recently-debuted comic book TV shows that are decidedly not about superheroes (Legion and Powerless), review the based-on-a-true-story(ish) medieval fantasy game, Nioh, and share our excitement for forthcoming projects like Adi Shankar and Warren Ellis’ Castlevania. But oh, dear listener, that’s far from all – we also call a 1-800 number to attempt to reactivate a webseries about Garfield and abuse Jarrod’s sexy voice with some nerdy pick-up line recommendations from your favorite lil’ stinker: Brandon. (more…)

  9. Nerdy Show Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

    nerdyshow281_5When 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.

    Hear our spoiler-free LEGO Batman Movie review! Will Arnett’s brooding and hilariously self-absorbed Batman returns in a send-up to every incarnation of the caped crusader and his ginormous gallery of villains. It’s a pleasant departure from the grimdark Batmen of recent films and, like The LEGO Movie before it, is a non-stop pop culture explosion for all ages.

    Join Cap and Doug for a frank discussion of the highs and ho-hums of the film. Can this spin-off stack up to its predecessor? Will Billy Dee Williams finally get his moment as Two-Face? And… if everything is awesome, is there such a thing as too much awesome? These and many other inter-locking questions will be confronted in this movie Microsode! (more…)

  10. Nerdy Show 281 :: Give Yourself a Lemony Snicket

    nerdyshow281The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast unloads on the latest geek news and happenings!

    Do you feel that burning deep inside? It’s either your yearning for good times with Nerdy Show, or your playing a sinister game with Count Olaf. In this episode we’re discovering a multitude of strange things; not just what a “Lemony Snicket” really is, but the tastes of mysterious foods, the flammability of certain birds… and a bunch of opinions on pop culture, of course!

    Join Cap, boR, Brandon, and Nicky as we discuss the genetic merger of human and pig, the sexy subversion of Archie’s TV return in Riverdale, a shocking team up between Square-Enix and Marvel’s Avengers, feels on Netflix’s revitalization of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events, the deal with Gravity Rush 2, and even dial up Jon for another segment of Surprise Science! (more…)

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