Nerdy Show

Meet The Team

Nerdy Show is the only weekly podcast dedicated to nerd culture, nerd news, and nerd music. It’s a celebration of the multifaceted d20 that is the modern nerd, presented in a weekly melding of talk radio, humor, and music. From comics and video games to science and technology – if it’s geeky we’ve got it covered!

Founding Hosts

devo 2Cap Blackard – Executive Producer/Director of Programming

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The leader of the group, transformed from the norm by some nuclear goop.  Somebody’s gotta keep this motley crew on topic!  Cap brings the nerdiness with style and ever-funky authenticity. He’s got a deep affinity for the unusual and is sponge for alternative culture from comics, to gaming, and beyond. In addition to Han Soloing this crew, he’s the Art Director and a writer for music site, Consequence of Sound and his illustrations, photography, comics, and writing have appeared hither and thither on the internet and in various publications as well as on this very site.

Website:
capblackard.com

Social:
Twitter
Tumblr
Formspring
Forums

Contact:
cap@nerdyshow.com

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John “hex” Carter – Music Director

Hex is the founder of Nerdapalooza, the largest nerd music festival in the world.  He has his finger on the proverbial “pulse” of nerd music.  Chiptunes, Nerdcore Hiphop, Video Game Metal, Sock Puppet Rock, Dementia Parody, and beyond – the man called “hex” will bring them all to you.

Website:
Nerdapalooza

Social:
Twitter
Forums

Contact:
hex@nerdyshow.com

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briansmBrian Clevinger – Man on the Inside

Brian is the King Hippo of this nerd shit.  His web comic, 8-Bit Theater has been bringing hilarity to your sad, pathetic, JRPG world since 2001.  His ongoing sci-fi comic series, Atomic Robo, was nominated for a freaking Eisner!  Combined with Warbot in Accounting and How I Killed Your Master they form a quadrangle of awesome that will consume you.  As though that wasn’t enough, homeboy’s written for Marvel too – oh snap!

Website:
Nuklear Power

Social:
Twitter

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mike“Triforce” Mike Pandel -  Wild & Crazy Guy

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“Triforce” Mike earned his moniker when he wowed Nerdapalooza 2008 by getting to World 8-4 in Mario Bros. during an Uncle Monsterface set.  Shocked by the demon they’d set loose, the band wrote the now legendary “Triforce Mike Theme”  on the spot to celebrate his greatness and subdue his savage hunger for pink-skirted princesses.

Website:
The Triforce Mike Archives

Social:
Twitter
Tumblr
Formspring

Co-Hosts

Brandon Gerson – Video Game Host

Social:
Blog
Forums

Contact:
videogames@nerdyshow.com

Nerdy Show Appearances:
Powering Up to ‘Palooza,Fight the Power [Button], Metroid Babies, Season 4 & Beyond!

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Jonna Renee – Video Game Host

Website:
Jonna’s Blog

Social:
Twitter

Contact:
videogames@nerdyshow.com

Nerdy Show Appearances:
Castlevania Minisode, Season 4 & Beyond!

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jonJonathan West – Sci-Tech Host / Web & Tech Admin

Of all our co-hosts Jon’s been with us the longest.  Heck, even before he was a regular on the show we were siphoning all our sci-tech info from him.  Now he serves up all manner of quirky, crazy real world science.  Jon’s cybernetic finger is on the pulse of the near-future.  If it wasn’t for him not only would we have no idea that the Singularity is near, we’d have no clue what a Singularity is!

Website:
Science & Boredom

Social:
Twitter
Forums

Contact:
jon@nerdyshow.com

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Ruel Knudson – Game Master

Creator of Sagas RPG and author of all its texts – fantasy, modern and sci-fi, side quests and game mechanics – the whole enchilada.  Ruel knows role playing games inside and out and is now our in-house game master pitting us on outstanding adventures in Dungeons & Doritos.  Check out the Nerdy Show episode, “Cosmic Things” where we interviewed Ruel just before we embarked with him on our new journeys.

Website:
Sagas RPG

Contact:
ruelk@ironwoodnexus.com

Featured Episodes:
Dungeons & Doritos Episodes 5-present

Staff

colinColin C. Peterson - Assistant Director of Programming / Production Supervisor

Colin brought Nerdy Show into the world of vidcasts beginning with our 2010 E3 coverage serving as both camera man, video editor, and special topics host.  Since then, he’s not only become a regular reoccurring correspondent on the show, but he’s taken point as Nerdy Show’s lead audio editor – ushering in our return to weekly programming!


Website:
Colin C. Peterson Productions

Social:
Forums

Contact:
colin@nerdyshow.com

Nerdy Show Appearances:
Nerdy Show’s E3 2010 VIDCASTS, Fettophiles, 2010 Final Boss & More!

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Germaïne Rigg – Production Assisstant

Behind-the-scenes unsung hero!

Nerdy Show Appearances:
Children from the Stars

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Tony Baldini – In-House Artist/ Assistant Coordinator

Mastermind behind Nerdy Strip 10 and onwards!  Tony’s does a ton of the art you see on the site, including various Dungeons & Doritos illustrations plus cool other stuff like Nerdy Show Heroes, Thor Pikachu, and other fabulous artings!

Website:
Tony’s Art

Social:
Forums

Contact:
tony@nerdyshow.com

Nerdy Show Appearances:
Dial-A-DorkWebcomics & OneUps, & More!

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John Sebastian La Valle – Producer/ Live Programming Director

Masterminding Nerdy Show’s live events including our streaming coverage of Nerdapalooza 2012 and more!

Contact:
jslavalle@nerdyshow.com

Nerdy Show Appearances:
Memetics, Projekts B 2Hype, Bacon

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 n1057543345_21790_3931Aaron Haaland – Executive Producer/ Comics Host

Aaron’s the founder of A Comic Shop, one of the most important and industry-changing stores in the biz.  He was also an original host of Nerdy Show waaay back in Season 1.  These days, Aaron appears on the show from time to time talking about comic books, ’cause that’s what he does best! He’s the host of the weekly A Comic Show and is the original writer and artist of Nerdy Strip (strips 1-9)!

Website:
A Comic Shop

Contact:
aaron@acomicshop.com

Nerdy Show Appearances:
TMNT R.I.P., Choking & Fleching, Cosmic Things, ComiCon Carne, & MORE

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Jim Beverly – Staff Writer

Sergeant Jim Beverly is a Pharmacy Specialist in the U.S. Army, and, for much longer, an avid gamer.  A purple heart recipient and veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, Jim is always looking for ways to connect with his inner gamer, despite his obligations to his country.  He strongly believes that the medium of gaming can be used to help servicemembers cope with adversity, post-war trauma, and strengthen relationships.  His philosophy on life, the military, and being a nerd is shared in his column “Switching Weapons.”

Website:
Musings of a Verteran Gamer

Articles:
Switching Weapons

 

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Kristin Marie Frenzel – Culture Correspondent / Staff Writer

Kristin, aka Ckrickett, is a gal who plays video games…a lot.  She also blogs about random nuggets found on the internet and has a soft spot for action figures, raptors, and nerdy memorabilia.

Website:
Let’s Fight Crime

Social:
Minecraft

Contact:
ckrickett@nerdyshow.com

Nerdy Show Appearances:

Cosmic Things, Mass Effect Minisode, Season 4 & Beyond!

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Luke McDuffee – Special Correspondent

Luke first joined us as a representative of No Fangs, an organization dedicated to letting kids know there’s better things to do with their free time than become a creature of the night. He played us some swell songs about No Fangs awareness then wowed us with his entry for our US-1 Fan Love contest. When he approached us with an idea for a segment how could we say no? “Luke’s Late to Everything” is a reoccurring feature where Luke shares first-time experiences with nerdy things that everyone has done already.

Social:
Twitter
Forums

Click for Nerdy Show Appearances

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Matthew Spill – Pop Culture Correspondent

At first we were going to call him our Star Wars Expanded Universe Correspondent, but “Pop Culture Correspondent” sounds snappier.  Matt knows more about the Star Wars Universe than a guy has a right to, and that’s not all – this man is an A-list movie nerd.  He’s also one of the founding members of nerd comedy troupe Jedi BFF.

Contact:
matt@nerdyshow.com

Nerdy Show Appearances:
Fettophiles
Manholes of Venus

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Jessica Uelmen – Sci-Tech Correspondent / Staff Writer

Jessica was that kid you hated in school: total know-it-all, straight-A student, teacher’s pet. But all that geekery served her well as she’s now an electrical engineer at Parallax Inc. bringing microcontroller and robotics lessons to classrooms around the world. If you’ve got a hankerin’ for electronics know-how, she’s your gal.

Website:
Geek Cr3d

Social:
Forums

Articles & Appearances:
Who’s The Bross?, Geek Cr3d

Interns

 Sophia Horn

 

 

 

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Andrew Perez

 


 

 

 

Producers

Matt Benson – The Main Man

 

 

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Logan Jenkins – Viral Demon

 

 

 

 

 

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Honorary Producers

  • Charles Bennethum – Supreme Bacon Overlord
  • Dan Blake – Gentleman and Scholar
  • BigBadShadowMan – Lizard King
  • Ross Butler – Servant to None
  • Kyle Calder aka Maraun – Pirate Lumberjack
  • Josh Dailey – Server All-Father
  • Staffan Johansson – Pestilence 
  • Jay Jones – Gundamking
  • Shadow Broker – Man of Mystery
  • Tolan – Master of the Yi-Lono-Mordel

 

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