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  1. Nerdy Show Interview: Careless Juja and the World Tour That Wasn’t

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

    VGM is a strange genre. For starters, it’s a genre consisting almost exclusively of covering other people’s music – but the difference between a random band covering a random song and Video Game Music is substantial. VGM focuses on rearrangement of music, sometimes drastically so; often uplifting the source material to previously unrealized heights. So quality VGM is a very special thing – for lovers of video games and instrumental compositions alike. Even more special is the rare occasion of there being a VGM supergroup, rarer still when in this Internet-based culture such an act actually gathers perform to a live audience. That’s Careless Juja for you – a high level, shiny Pokémon appearing when you least expect it.

    Carelss Juja are Careless (Random Encounter, co-creator of Liberty), YouTube VGM sensation, The Great Juja, and a cadre of talented musicians bringing songs you love to life as you’ve never heard before. Nerdy Show‘s Cap and boR caught up with the band on the eve of the final performance of their world tour… Or not. Hear a very sleep-deprived Careless Juja elaborate on the preposterous goal of faking a world tour live album in less than 24 hours, and turning what was supposed to be a vacation into a complicated concert event. We also share tracks and tales from this (alleged) World Tour Live Album, and the final Random Encounter release. (more…)

  2. Flame On :: Episode 161 :: Legacy of Discovery of Pandora

    fo_logo_1400x1400Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture!

    After Irma rolled through and disrupted our regularly scheduled schedule, Bryan gives an update on how the cast made it through the storm before diving into some television news. We share our take on Marvel’s Inhumans (come for the CGI dog, stay for the… well…), some Star Trek: Discovery (don’t call it STD!) chatter, and our feels on the first half of the current season of American Horror Story: Cult! They also dig into Sean Spicer’s appearance at the Emmy’s which takes them down a very thought provoking political tangent, the first look at David Harbour as Hellboy, Bryan’s trip to a Final Fantasy escape game, and Erik’s adventures at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween and Pandora. They we take a closer look at DC’s METAL event and Marvel’s Legacy (along with other great… and not so great… titles).

    All of this and more is waiting for you, so get ready to FLAME ON!

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  3. Flame On :: Episode 160 :: Drag is the New Spandex :: RuPaul’s DragCon NYC

    fo_logo_1400x1400Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture! And in our Drag Is The New Spandex specials we meet the geeks behind the glitz and glamor of the drag queen circuit.

    In this episode, Bryan and Pat bring you an inside look at the inaugural RuPaul’s DragCon NYC 2017 held in the heart of New York City!

    So now that Irma has passed (and yes, thankfully we all made it through the storm with minimal damage) Bryan and Pat get to dish the dirt and details of what went into making DragCon so unique while still having many familiar con vibes. Pat also recounts his panel exploits and which queens had some really awesome photo op setups! Don’t forget, if you’re interested in seeing the pictures from his trip to DragCon, check out our Instagram page!

    Grab your wig and heels and get ready to spill the tea with Bryan and Pat as we bring you another fabulous episode of Drag is the New Spandex(more…)

  4. Nerdy Show 296 :: The Hunker Games

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

    We survived Hurricane Irma! Venture to the “dirty side of the storm” and thrill as we describe all our first world inconveniences of sassy trees, migratory bird flight plans, power outages, and copious hunkering. It turns out while we were keeping clear of windows and raking endlessly, some cool media came out. Hear our thoughts on Seth MacFarlane’s spin on Star Trek and Galaxy Quest, The Orville. We also explore how Stephen King’s IT measures up against the classic, Tim Curry-fronted 1990 miniseries and discuss what we can do about un-cancelling Dark Matter.

    So crack open a can of escargot, boot up your Richard Dawkins simulator, and HUNKER DOWN with this episode of Nerdy Show. (more…)

  5. Nerdy Show Interview: Chamber Band – Time Traveling Through 36 Questions & Governor’s Square

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

    Chamber Band have made it their mission to emotionally disarm you while exploring beloved nerd worlds. In their debut record, Deities, they cheekily adventured through Dungeons & Dragons, in Careers they braved The Hunger Games, and now in Governor’s Square they’re taking on H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine and The Invisible Man. However, in all cases it’s best you check your preconceived notions before venturing further. Love, loss, and existential but infinitely relatable quandaries await you – and with those universal themes, captivating music. This is no mere fanfiction; Chamber Band cuts their source material to the core.

    Join Cap and vocalists/ songwriters Chris Littler and Ellen Winter as they explore the new record and how it fuses two beloved sci-fi classics into one potent narrative. But that’s far from all Chamber Band has been up to – they’re the writers behind the podcast smash-hit 36 Questions! Hear about how this musical/ audio drama hybrid came to be, the challenges of drastically changing up both formats, and getting props from the creator of Hamilton. We also debut a new track and unleash an unheard rarity from the archives. (more…)

  6. Nerdy Show Review: Twin Peaks – The Return

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

    Looking for a spoiler-free review of Twin Peaks – The Return? Well sorry, folks – there’s no such thing. Tune in to the first couple minutes to hear the broadest of discussions of our thoughts on the revival series, and then buckle up. After we cross the spoiler wall you’re going to want to have seen all of the series or the strange desire to be even more confused than the average Peaks fan.

    This summer we took a vacation, more of a road trip really – we spent more time than expected in Las Vegas and middle-of-nowhere North Dakota, but most importantly we returned to a small town in Washington where strange things happen. It was a wild ride; one that we could never have predicted, and now that it’s over we need to decompress. Cap is joined by Peaks-pal, Consequence of Sound‘s Mike Roffman, for a support group-like unpacking of all the mirth and horrors we’ve witnessed. (more…)

  7. Flame On :: Episode 159 :: Marvel’s The Defenders

    fo_logo_1400x1400Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture!

    Defenders Assem… wait! That’s not right…

    Bryan, BeeJay, Jeff, and Pat gather around the table to discuss the newest installment of Marvel’s Netflix series’, Marvel’s The Defenders! Does the promise of bringing street level “heroes” Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, together to form the oft-dysfunctional team to life live up to the hype? Does the series make up for the critically maligned Iron Fist? Does the addition of Sigourney Weaver’s mystery character make sense? Are there any ninjas? Does this episode contain spoilers? (The answer to the last one is MOST DEFINITELY!)

    We tackle these questions and more in this episode, so grab your popcorn and so get ready to FLAME ON!

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  8. EPIC PIEcast :: Episode 54 :: SummerFlimFlam

    It’s EPIC PIEcast! Party with Nelson Lugo and Schaffer the Darklord as they dust off every corner of pop culture for discussion, debate, and deconstruction with all the snark and witty banter that they can muster.

    Newly-minted wrestling superfan Schaffer the Darklord continues his campaign to pull co-host Nelson Lugo down into Suplex City! Thrill as Schaffer challenges the modern era WWE noob to make SummerSlam predictions based on superstars’ ring entrances alone. Later, Schaffer’s confidence in the entertainment value of this program plummets to new depths, inspiring the boys to conduct “market research” via on-air telephone calls to listeners (and non-listeners) for feedback.

    Is our baby ugly? Does this show need more murder? Hello? Is this thing on? These questions will all be interrupted by Self-Doubt’s entrance music. (more…)

  9. Nerdy Show 295 :: The Immortal Iron Fish

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

    Do you want to be a master of martial arts fish-ticuffs? Well, you’d better look somewhere else, friend! We’ve got zero good advice and only the dregs of the nerd world to feed on. We’re pop culture catfish! Join us as we nom through the goop of our geek lives.

    Learn about the fruits of Brandon’s plant harem, Doug’s difficulties with Deep Space Nine, Cap’s strange adventures prepping for the second series of The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, and boR’s burning hype for the new season of Dik Gently. We unload about the upcoming Secret of Mana remake, check out the new Cartoon Network series, OK KO!, utterly fail to pitch television shows to Doug, and yes – there’s more in store. It’s everything you could ever fish for. (more…)

  10. Nerdy Show Review: Amazon’s The Tick – Season 1 – Spoiler-Free

    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.

    The biggest, boldest, bluest name in superhero comedy is bounding back into your life! This week Amazon unveils the first season of The Tick (or half of it anyway). Ben Edlund has returned to his cyan creation with the incomparable Peter Serafinowicz in the title role alongside a cast of up-and-comers. Join Cap, Tony, and Doug as we celebrate the Ticks that have come before and discuss the finer points of what this new spin on an old favorite does differently. In this spoiler-free review, learn how the show has evolved past the pilot that was released last year and what a darker, more story-driven series can do for comedy and classic Tick stories that prior shows couldn’t. (more…)

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