This week is all about Mike’s Gaming Table: Castle Panic, Cards Against Humanity, Guillotine, Fluxx, Them’s Fightin Words, Pathfinder, Homeroom, and Dodgeball. And in the midst of all that, Eli appears having just discovered Mike’s mythic, decade-old Games Binder. It’s like digging up buried treasure! And then R2 rolls out the Pod-O-Matic, and Mike takes on listener questions about faster than light travel, time travel, and alternate dimensions, plus Billy Idol, what happens at absolute zero, and a very special Fantastic Four edition of F-Marry-Kill. Plus more! The whole episode is capped off by actual listener betrayal in the Listener Betrayal segment. Listen now… this is the podcast that makes all the nightmares go away!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 116 – Dodge a Wrench
Mike has lots of stuff to haver on happily about as this episode opens: Mike loves Steven Universe; Mike’s bard finally reached seventh level. But then he moves to more serious topics talking first about the inevitability of history versus the power of great figures and the Butterfly Effect. Then, in a new segment entitled Uncomfortable Topics, Mike expands his thoughts about ISIS and the refugee crisis. Then R2 and Aidan both jump in with the Pod-O-Matic. Mike and Aidan address listener questions about dice, gaming with Wil Wheaton, a Scooby Gang FMK, the importance of colors, and what’s in Mike’s playlist. And as always, in the Listener Betrayal segment, DMDarcs is awesome. Come get your weekly dose of Nerd Pride, before this special offer goes back in the Vault and is gone forever!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 115 – All the Whos
After an update on his parking woes, Mike goes to his Gaming Table to talk about a variety of games he’s playing and wants to play. Then he touches on the recent tragedy in Paris before getting to the Science Corner where a Google self-driving car has gotten pulled over for obstructing traffic. There’s a Nerd Rage on homeopathy, and then R2 finally shows up to deliver a trifecta of Pod-O-Matic goodness where Mike has to talk about his life’s dreams, speak in German, and compare the merits of chess vs. go. Plus Noah shows up (briefly)! This is the podcast you’ve been looking for all your life.
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 114 – Ich Bin Ein Half-Orc
Mike starts off shilling for his brother’s next online game Homeroom. Then it’s all about podcasts, talking about The History of Rome podcast and The Crabfeast. In his Roku segment, Mike cannot quit gushing about Steven Universe, probably the greatest kids cartoon of all time. And then it’s Fingertips, where he has bits on crappy trail mix, parking problems, the application of kung-fu as a sign of lazy (and probably racist) writing, and Mike’s celebrity crush on Lana Wachowski. And you’d think that’d be more than enough for one episode, but you’d be wrong, because R2 joins the show with a full slate of listener-submitted Pod-O-Matic questions. They cover the long-standing Jones Family feud, Mexican pizza, dice, time-traveling, how many swords are in Mike’s house (hint: many), how poor Luke is merely a pawn in the machinations of Yoda and Obi-Wan, and they wrap the whole thing up with Kyle’s brutal disrespect for Stephen Hawking. It’s a wonderful episode, and I can’t believe you’re even wasting time reading this entire description. You need to go listen now, because it will make you happy!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 113 – Another Toozdee
After a little feedback, Mike starts at his Gaming Table, talking Pathfinder and bulletin board roleplaying. He talks about the new Cub Scout requirements, and then talks about how he’s been a little down lately. In a Nerd Culture Report, Mike talks cartoons and diversity, and finally, he wraps up the first half with some Roku, and what Mike’s been watching lately. On the Pod-O-Matic, R2 rolls up questions regarding Penn and Teller, how to get stuff near absolute zero, Mike’s favorite Disney movie, and cybernetic limbs, plus a host of others. This is the best podcast Mike’s created all week. You don’t want to miss it.
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 112 – Zombie Romance