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  1. Nerdy Show Review: Justice League – Spoiler Free

    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.

    Of all the crazy gambles in superhero cinema, Justice League is the biggest. With DC/ Warner Brothers’ spotty track record for their cinematic universe… there’s no way this ensemble film of largely undeveloped characters could work, right? We’re glad we didn’t put money on this one because Justice League has absolutely flipped expectations and re-writes the book on what’s possible for the future of DC heroes in cinema.

    Join Cap for a spoiler-free exploration of how this film handles introducing some of DC’s most iconic characters to the big screen, where it falls in the landscape of superhero movies, where it falters, and how it succeeds against all odds. And yeah, if you want to go deeper, we’ve got a little bit of spoilery chat safely tucked away after the credits. Booyah. (more…)

  2. Nerdy Show 299 :: Toxic Nut Soup

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

    Here at Nerdy Show, we’re a melting pot of pop culture. We’ll gladly mash subjects and mix genres when it comes to geeky discussion and dweeby diatribes. Unfortunately, the same thing can be said for us and food. Sometimes you have a peanutbutter cup-like combo of good ideas, but more often than not we make bad, bad ideas.

    Join Cap, boR, Brandon, and Trench for spoiler-free opinions on Thor: Ragnarok and Stranger Things season 2. We extol the virtue of some shows you might not be watching such as Nathan For You and Pickle and Peanut, rumble with our old favorites: VR and WoW, and take you with us on some delightful diversions on the winding road of life. Oh yeah, and we also basically eat garbage. (more…)

  3. Nerdy Show Book Club :: Episode 15 :: Read-Along: The Handmaid’s Tale

    From the pages of Nerdy Show – it’s Nerdy Show Book Club! In these literary episodes, we share what we’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book we’ve read along with the community.

    This episode is dedicated entirely to Margaret Atwood’s landmark dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s a horrifying story that gets closer to reality with each passing day – in which America has been overthrown by religious fundamentalists and anyone not male, white, and heterosexual is killed or subjugated. We experience this awful reality through the eyes of a woman trapped in sexual servitude; her existence reduced to being a walking womb to compensate for the future’s low birth rate.

    Join Cap, Denika, Jess, and Brandon for an overview of the novel, a dramatic reading, and then spoiler-intensive discussions on both the book and the recent television adaptation. We discuss the challenges of the world, and the narrative itself, as well as the novel’s massive cultural impact, parallels in our own reality, and even manage to make some jokes to soften the blow of how hard this book hits. (more…)

  4. Nerdy Show 298 :: Tricks & Treats (Assorted)

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

    This episode of Nerdy Show is presented by: Candy Corn – the blissful indulgence every hole hungers for. Hear us get hopped up on sugary snacks as we ramble through the streets of our nerdy neighborhood. We knock on a lot of topical doors, but it’s not all Snickers and Smarties. Destiny is handing out unwrapped treats with chaos snuggled within their sugary folds.

    Join Cap, Brandon, boR, and Jon as we discuss the latest gaming crazes: Cuphead and the Duck Season – both nostalgia-fueled horror shows. We also tell the spooky story of the battery that breathed HUMAN AIR, take a trip to Brandon’s Backwoods Bird Bungalow, visit Scale Watchers, and watch new seasons of some of our favorite TV until the sugar high wears off. (more…)

  5. Nerdy Show Book Club :: Episode 14 :: A Handmade Tail

    From the pages of Nerdy Show – it’s Nerdy Show Book Club! In these literary episodes, we share what we’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book we’ve read along with the community.

    As we brace ourselves for our forthcoming dissection of the disturbingly relevant Handmaid’s Tale, we first divert into greener and more peculiar pastures by talking about the other things we’ve read. Join Cap, Denika, Brandon, and Jess as they unload on a wide expanse of literary explorations. Discover a genre specifically about faeries being dicks, explore the world of video game translation and The Legend of Zelda to a point of fascinating minutia, learn what’s the opposite of Death Note, and gird your loins for the Funky Pickle. (more…)

  6. Nerdy Show 297 :: The Orville Vs. Star Trek: Discovery

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

    This season of television you’ve got choices when deciding where to boldly go. Option A: Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville; a Galaxy Quest-style, Roddenberry-fueled sci-fi comedy. Option B: Star Trek: Discovery; a darker slice of Trek set in the new movie continuity. Option C: BOTH?!

    Join Cap, boR, Trench, and Doug as we weigh the pros and cons of both series. The very fact that we have two high-caliber, space-faring shows at once after such a long time without anything Trek-flavored is hitting us with one heck of a displacement wave! We also review Blade Runner 2049, the long-lost SNES title Star Fox 2, and discuss the confusing news surrounding MegaBots, peculiar home archeology, and more! (more…)

  7. 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…)

  8. 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…)

  9. 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…)

  10. 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…)

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