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  1. Nerdy Show 236 :: Buy Your Way to Cool

    ep236Every other week, The Nerdy Show Network‘s flagship podcast pours over the latest geek news and happenings!

    Have we got a deal for you, Nerdy Show fans. Coolness is at your fingertips, and just by reading this sentence you’re already one step closer. With our trademarked Buy Your Way to Cool Self-Embetterment System™ you can enhance your freshness with minimum harsh burns. If you can envision it, then you’re envisioning it wrong.  The secret is in your wallet, and we’ll show you how.

    In this “totally ill”episode, Nerdy Show hosts Cap, boR, Jessica, and Doug provide dynamic lifestyle enhancement fundamentals. Unlock the secrets of a Soylent diet, shave with lasers, and that’s only the beginning. We’re also offering introductory courses to pop culture fundamentals: The future of Pacific Rim 2 and the deadly Hollywood politics surrounding it, The Muppets‘ return to TV, Back to the Future‘s 30th Anniversary, and debates on the retro-nosalgia validity of Turbo Kid and Kung Fury. Dope! (more…)

  2. Nerdy Show 235 :: Nerdy Show GO

    ep235 600Every other week, The Nerdy Show Network‘s flagship podcast pours over the latest geek news and happenings!

    It’s a weird, wild new world for Nintendo nerds. The Big N has announced their first push into the mobile games market (beyond their own hardware) and they’ve come out balls a-blazing. Pokémon GO brings Pokémon to Earth in an augmented reality experience that’s still very much under wraps. We speculate on what’s to come and how deep Nintendo can deliver on their pitch for a world teeming with cute, freaky creatures.

    But that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg in this ill-fated pleasure cruise. We switch from A.R. to V.R. as we investigate THE VOID, a new company hoping to be the next big thing in interactive entertainment; discuss the dubious announcement of Animorphs, one of our favorite 90s book series, hitting the big screen; and critique the latest iteration of Starcraft.

    Join Cap, boR, Luke, and Trench for all this and more, including another of Cap’s weird dreams and the return of our old segment, Luke’s Late to Everything! This installment: The Rocketeer! (more…)

  3. Nerdy Show 234 :: Microsode: All About Bebop

    ep234Zibbitty bop ze-wow, Nerdy Show hepcats! We’re coming at ya with an all-new Nerdy Show Microsode. That’s a short episode where YOU fine folks tell us what to groove to. In this episode, Nerdy Show listener, Jack Oats has challenged us to talk about bebop. But what kind of bebop? Well, that’s up to us to decide.

    Join Cap, boR, Luke, and Trench as we attempt to suss out the musical movement from our cursory knowledge of jazz and then connect the dots to things we actually know about: pop culture of the past 20 years. If you’ve ever been curious about space fairing anime, incompetent pig-men, or refreshments beneath the ocean’s waves – this one’s for you. And even if you’re fluent in those subjects we might have a trick or two up our sleeves. What’s the secret to Captain Murphy’s primal screams? What happens when you mix Tron, Michael Jackson, and retromutagen ooze? If you don’t click play, you’re koo-koo-crazy. (more…)

  4. Nerdy Show 233 :: The Next Generation

    ep233Cyberspace… the digital frontier… These are the episodes of the podcast Nerdy Show… and they’re coming to you in an all new format with a classic flavor!

    Announcing a new era of Nerdy Show – a back to basics approach where four nerds talk about the latest geek news across the genres. Join hosts Cap, boR, Nicky, and Brandon as they boldly dive into Star Trek: Renegades – a feature-length fan film where beloved Trek actors reprise their roles. Get shwifty to game news including first impressions of Until Dawn, King’s Quest, and some much-needed Splatoon love. We check out the latest original series offerings from Syfy, get hyped for the upcoming Pee-Wee Herman film, consider the possibility of a Castlevania animated series, and experience the surreal vortex of Cap’s dreamscapes. (more…)

  5. State of the Empire :: Episode 16 :: Force Friday Frenzy

    SotE16 600State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.

    If you’ve been following State of the Empire since our start at the dawn of the Disney era of Star Wars, then you’ve been on “The Journey to The Force Awakens” for quite some time, but for many that journey begins now. September 4th 2015, aka Force Friday, marked the global pistol crack to the transmedia race of marketing and storytelling leading up to the December debut of the new Star Wars. New action figures, books, comics, and games, are bit by bit, piece by piece, unlocking secrets of the world of the new film and building the new history of what came beyond Return of the Jedi.

    Your hosts Cap, Doug, Matt, and Rex have made dirty deals with Jawas, hustled hard on the mean streets of Coruscant, and gotten a lot of Bothans killed to bring you the latest outpouring of secrets from the galaxy far, far away. We share Force Friday experiences from midnight releases, pick our favorite new c-list character destined to be a fan-favorite, glean truly shocking secrets from Force Awakens Halloween costumes, and for those of you who dare to go beyond our spoiler-free zone, we reveal the First Order’s sinister plan to bring the galaxy to its knees.

    We’ve got all the news, updates, rumors, and wild Star Wars speculation you can handle. Heck, that’s not even all! Join us for impromptu fanfiction, new findings in our search for a Willow sequel, and… do you remember where you were when you first learned Qui-Gon was meeting his “noble end”? All this and more in this episode of State of the Empire, now brought to you in part by Consequence of Sound. (more…)

  6. Nerdy Show 232 :: The Age of Automation: Our Robotic Future

    ep232Ever getting that sinking, Singularity blues?

    The 21st Century is shaping up to be that much-prophecised age of exponential change for the human condition. If catastrophic climate change doesn’t get us, then we’re well on track to building a robotopia. But is a world where all basic jobs are done by ‘bots a good thing? Are we destined for an opulent Star Trek future, or something more like Elysium with the ruling class hovering above the rest of us?

    Join Cap, Jess, Jon, and Doug as we journey deep into sci-tech – evaluating the latest variations on the automated man and considering what futures a robotic workforce will create. Maybe hard-working, red-blooded Americans will feel the bite of cold steel and the gnashing of corporate teeth. Or perhaps we’ll be able to survive the paradigm shift and humanity can focus on evolving itself through exploration, creation, and education. Now is the precipice of the coming age; take a plunge with us!

    Hopefully we’re not diving headfirst into a Cyberdyne-led extinction! (more…)

  7. State of the Empire :: Episode 15 :: The Awakening at D23

    SotE15 600State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.

    Just when you were almost back to sleep… there has been an awakening! It’s only been two weeks since our last report and there’s already an entire episode’s worth of new Star Wars announcements to cover. The dam has officially burst, the journey to The Force Awakens has truly begun, and the world is on the precipice of descending into Star Wars mania.

    The epicenter of this latest spike in activity is D23, Disney’s expo celebrating all their various properties and projects. Our very own Matt Spill was on-site to bear witness to the reveal of the cast of Rogue One, new insights from Episode VII, and the announcement that not only is a Star Wars land coming to Disney Parks, but that it’s their biggest, boldest project to date.

    Join Cap, Doug and Matt as we discuss the possibilities this immersive Star Wars theme park represents, peruse the catalog of forthcoming action figures for hints at Force Awakening secrets, and even glean a dark prophecy from a spiral-bound notebook at Wal-Mart. (more…)

  8. Nerdy Show 231 :: Giant Robot Gladiators: An Interview with MegaBots

    ep231As nerds we’ve been fed our entire lives with dreams of sci-fi destinies. Many of these grand dreams fizzled at the onset of the 21st century, but there’s one that you’ll have to pry from our cold, dead hands: giant robots. We want to see towering steel goliaths do battle with massive missile launchers and insane blades, and we want to see it now.

    That glorious future has arrived, dear friends – thanks to MegaBots. These all-American Robot Jox have built their own giant robot and challenged Japan’s finest giant robosmiths, Suidobachi Heavy Industries, to a duel. The challenge was accepted and now the race is on to soup up their robo chariot into a melee fighting mecha Rocky. We’re joined by MegaBots’ Matt Oehrlei and Gui Cavalcanti at the dawn of their Kickstarter quest to supercharge America’s robot champion: The Mark II.

    Hear Cap and Trench alongside Atomic Robo creative team/ fictional robot experts Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener geek out with the MegaBots guys over Mech Warrior and Battletech, get the details on all the Mark II’s possible upgrades, discuss their roboticist origins working for The Man, ejector seat feasibility, and much more. Plus, catch up with the latest Atomic Robo news and thrill to the 21st century’s other emerging future sport: VR drone racing!

    USA! USA! (more…)

  9. State of the Empire :: Episode 14 :: Young Han Solo in… 21 Parsecs

    SotE14State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.

    Since Star Wars Celebration there’s been a whirlwind of news from the galaxy far, far away. New films announced, new games announced, new comics announced, new secrets from The Force Awakens, and rumors galore! We stand now on the precipice of a transmedia blitz that could surpass even the mayhem of The Phantom Menace… and that’s just the beginning.

    We’re also reeling over the announcement that the young Han Solo film is a real thing that’s happening. With the directors of 21 Jump Street at the helm, we can only hope that “21 Parsecs” is as cool as we’re imagining and that young Lando is along for the ride. The speculation doesn’t end there – we’ve got new insights into all the currently announced Star Wars films, and even some that haven’t been announced, as well as discussions on the glory of Micro Machines, the surprising significance of Sullust, our theories surrounding the unexpected return of Wicket, an inexplicable TaleSpin conversation, and much, much more.

    So grab some Butterfinger BB8s and your Takodana Taco Bell Meal with Kylo Wren drink topper, and chew over the latest Star Wars news. (more…)

  10. Nerdy Show Book Club :: Episode 11 :: Read ‘Til You Puke!

    bookclub11From the pages of Nerdy Show – it’s Nerdy Show Book Club! In these literary episodes, we share the books 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.

    It’s been an eon since Nerdy Show Book Club last convened and we’re backed up with awesome books to talk about! We’re rekindling the Book Club flame – not just as a returning segment of Nerdy Show, but as its own standalone program. Join Cap and Colin for this catch-up episode where they share their favorite reads from this unexpected hiatus.

    We’ve got follow-up discussions from our interviews with Michael Grant (Animorphs, BZRK) and Greg Weisman (GargoylesRain of the Ghosts), heavy reading, hard-boiled pulp stories, and a dramatic reading of 90s literary masterpiece: Gooflumps: Eat Cheese and Barf! So click on the reading lamp, catch up on our belated community read-along, and crack open this new episode of Book Club! (more…)

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