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  1. Nerdy Show 291 :: Moogfest (and E3) Walk With Me

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

    The summer is already off to a breakneck start for both pop culture and your beloved hosts. Hosts like boR, Nicky, Jon, and… what was that other one? They used to be on the show quite a bit… oh, Cap! Our fearless leader has returned from their travels hither and thither and brought with them eclectic tales. Learn about Cap and Jon’s experiences at Moogfest – a combination science and technology conference and music festival. Hear about encounters with transhumanist presidential candidates, famed musicians, and failures at mental synthesis. Cap also gushes over the return of Twin Peaks and offers a spoiler-free primer for what’s in store.

    But, while that backlog of adventuring is plenty interesting, there’s new hotness afoot: namely E3 – the year’s annual deluge of video game announcements. We eat more weird food and share our thoughts and insights on the crazy things coming from Nintendo, Ubisoft’s shocking announcement of Beyond Good and Evil 2, our skepticism towards Anthem, how amazing Spider-Man looks, and much, much more. (more…)

  2. Nerdy Show Microsode: Cracking Open The Dresden Files

    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.

    When it comes to series that deal with magic and folklore, some of the most provocative stories are set in modern times: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Harry Potter… and one other cornerstone of that genre that somehow we’ve never talked about on Nerdy Show: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files. The novels, the comics, the roleplaying game, even the much-maligned TV show are home to a plethora of paranormal pantheons and all sorts of exciting spins on popular myths.

    This episode is both a spoiler-free starter-kit for the uninitiated and a walk down memory lane for those eagerly awaiting book 16. Join Dresden-philes Trench, Luke, and Arkais along with total uninitiated novice, Cap, as we explore what sets Butcher’s world apart from its contemporaries, our favorite characters and villains, and all the tie-in media. (more…)

  3. Nerdy Show 290 :: American Nerds

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

    In the realm of nerd podcasting, some older powerful hosts are fading away, while others are gaining power through new followers. They’ll do whatever it takes to entertain you and stay fresh in your mind. Dive into this crazy world with only boR, Brandon, Doug, and Denika as your guides into the world of American Nerds!

    With little to no explanation as to why, you’ll embark on a mission to the sun, play a few rounds of Gwent, wrestle small Japanese robots, team up with Wonder Woman, discuss Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, teach you about dental hygine, and most likely stumble down many other unforeseen paths along the way! (more…)

  4. Nerdy Show Microsode: Console Clunkers & Spoofing Star Wars with Palette-Swap Ninja

    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…

    And this episode is BOTH those things! Cap and Brandon are joined by Palette-Swap Ninja, an obscure nerd band that recently made a big splash when they combined two pillars of 20th century pop culture into one unbelievable concept album. Dan Amrich is a game journalist turned Ubisoft community developer and Jude Kelley is a research scientist who repairs old arcade machines. With our collective powers combined, we’re unleashing a nerd podcast of an unrepellable magnitude.

    First up, we take on the listener-requested topic: failed video game consoles. We’ve all seen our fair share of pie-in-the-sky, crazy flops in the ever-ongoing console wars, but Dan’s career in game journalism grants him a special perspective. In the mid-90s at outlets like Flux and GamePro he was witnessing some of the legendary travesties – including the notorious Virtual Boy. We dissect and debate just what makes a “failed” game console and get stories from Dan and Jude’s deep game nerd backgrounds, then we dive into the incredible project they’ve spent the last 5+ years working on: Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars and the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ immortal classic, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band – this seamless, record-length parody tells the entire story of A New Hope. (more…)

  5. Nerdy Show 289 :: Seed Vault: Discovery

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

    What’s an episode of Nerdy Show like without its captain? You’re about to find out! While Cap is on shore leave, the rest of the bridge crew venture out into deep pop culture space, and become voyagers in search of nerdy discoveries and beyond. It ain’t’ mutiny if there’s no captain aboard!

    Join boR, Nicky, Brandon, and Doug as they discuss new VR technology, Norway’s secret apocalyptic “seed vault,” Star Trek’s newest sci-fi television series Discovery, Seth MacFarlane’s new sci-fi series The Orville, Netflix’s new fantasy series based on The Witcher, Netflix’s new fantasy series based on The Dark Crystal, and a little more on Guardians of the Galaxy 2. (more…)

  6. Nerdy Show Microsode: European RPG Video Games

    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.

    Where you’re from greatly influences who you are – especially so when it comes to creative output. So it should be no surprise that for indie game studios out of Eastern Europe, the stories they tell and the games they make are distinctly different from the usual faire: games like Metro 2033, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Gothic, and others.

    Cap, Trench, Arkais, Luke, and Tony explore their favorite titles in the often overlooked, sometimes obscure, and always fascinating world of European RPG video games. We look for what makes these games decidedly different (outside of a lack of major corporate funding), discuss the books that inspired them, share our personal highs and lows, and, of course, spend plenty of time talking about the best known title of them all, The Witcher. (more…)

  7. Nerdy Show 288 :: Guardians of the Dewniverse

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

    If you crave the mysteriously exotic discussions of Nerdy Show, crack open this episode and experience a caffeinated deluge of uncanny topics. We share our spoiler-free thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, discuss the Bioshock-in-space creepiness of Prey, and the addictive properties of Ken Burns’ documentaries… but that’s far from all.

    Join Cap, boR, Doug, and Brandon as we sample forbidden and peculiar nectars. Yes, we uncork all the unusual varieties of Mountain Dew that have hit shelves recently and perform sinister experiments. We also take on a listener-requested prompt and share our dream video games. As in: the games we would personally make, were the resources available to us. The results are as baffling and sinister as the myriad flavors of Dew… (more…)

  8. Nerdy Show Interview: Aquapocalypse Now – Jeffrey Morris Unveils Oceanus

    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.

    We’ve had an influx of cool, thought-provoking sci-fi films lately, but few of them have had much integrity when it comes to the “science” in “science fiction”. Fortunately, we know a guy who’s on a quest to change all that. Meet Jeffrey Morris, head of FutureDude Entertainment, and the writer/ director of the upcoming film, Oceanus. With Oceanus, Morris is creating a near-future world of deep sea exploration, moon bases, and asteroid mining; advised by such science luminaries as Neil DeGrasse-Tyson… and then he’s setting that world on fire – literally.

    With the surface of the world consumed by catastrophe, the only remaining bastion of human civilization on Earth is the sea base, Oceanus. The film will explore that gleaming science city beneath the waves as the apocalypse sends it into disarray; and then the advantageous director is launching a 10-part TV miniseries to continue the story. Along for the ride is legendary Star Trek writer D.C. Fontana and Fringe and The Wire‘s Lance Reddick. Cap and Jess have been granted exclusive access to the feature film script and are joined by Morris for a revealing exploration of this unprecedented undersea adventure series, his sci-fi influences, the science that makes the show tick, and how this exciting and expansive project came to be! (more…)

  9. 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…)

  10. 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…)

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