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  1. 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…)

  2. 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…)

  3. 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…)

  4. 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…)

  5. 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…)

  6. 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…)

  7. 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…)

  8. 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…)

  9. 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…)

  10. 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…)

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