Nerdy Navigation

The Real Congregation :: The Origin Of Squiddy :: 10/07/14

Posted by MarcWithaC on October 7, 2014

The Real CongregationThis time, we’re dipping way back into the archives of The Real Congregation. Before The Nerdy Show Network was even a gleam in our eyes.

In 2010, The Real Congregation was a radio show on WPRK.  Together the fans listening in back in those days sculpted a “cult” around The Great Squiddy, who Marc With a C later wrote a song about.  That’s right! Squiddy’s mythos was born because of this show. We’re transporting you back in time to the original Real Congregation episode where Marc took a fun idea to otherworldly extremes – bringing the incredibly inside joke to life.

Marc was joined on this episode by Radar from the now-defunct Freaking Geek show, who went by his “Atlantian name”, Sonar, for a spirited religious argument. Plus, there’s an intro from Emmit Dobbyn, one of the listeners from that fateful night, who was instrumental in orchestrating the Squiddy entity for Marc to run off and go crazy with.

Seem confusing? It won’t be. This is actual history, folks. Enjoy!


  1. Love My Little Squiddy (demo) :: Marc With a C (as “The GLO’s”)
  2. Octopus’s Garden :: The Beatles
  3. The Mollusk :: Ween
  4. Cage & Aquarium :: They Might Be Giants
  5. Octopus :: Syd Barrett
  6. Fish Heads :: Barnes & Barnes
  7. Fish Eye :: Bailter Space
  8. The Mud Shark :: Frank Zappa
  9. Halfsharkalligatorhalfman :: Dr. Octagon
  10. Bananafishbones :: The Cure
  11. Oriental Nightfish :: Linda McCartney
  12. Season Of The Shark :: Yo La Tengo
  13. The Mariners Revenge Song :: The Decemberists



Chat about this episode at the Nerdy Show forums!
Our theme song is by The Evolution Control Committee!

About MarcWithaC

I was born at a very young age. After that, I made a lot of records. Used to host The Real Congregation for Nerdy Show. Now I just sort of pop up when needed, and I'm the general manager for Nerdy.FM, our 24/7 radio station dedicated solely to nerdy music! Also, still making records.

Random Nerdy Show Network Posts

Skip to toolbar