A plus-sized episode! A review of the Dark Souls board game; a Nerd Culture Report about happy people on YouTube; Mike’s vacation to Turner Falls, Oklahoma; plus a double dose of Nerd Rage! Then it’s R2’s turn, and he serves up over a half-dozen, brand-new, listener-submitted questions, and we wrap it all up with some awesome Listener Betrayal. Nerd Pride Radio — a better way to podcast.
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 187 – Stink of Game Night
Thanks to a wealth of listener feedback, Mike revisits the tricky subject of complimenting strangers. Then he talks about his own game setting for post-apocalyptic superheroes, Legacy of Justice. On the Science Corner, there’s great white sharks and why you can’t keep them in captivity. Plus the Black Bomber, who very nearly became the worst mistake DC comics ever made. In yet another Uncomfortable Topic, Mike has a frustrating conversation about Planned Parenthood with a coworker. And then he’s got reviews of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Iron Fist. It’s a jam-packed episode, so after all of that, R2 only has time for one Pod-O-Matic question before we get to Listener Betrayal. Come and listen now–you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wish it wasn’t over so soon.
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 186 – The Black Bomber
Mike reviews Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (spoiler: it tastes terrible). Then, after a couple random tidbits and a rant about checkout lines, Mike spends a while trying to sort out his feelings on the ways our world objectifies women and his personal struggle to not come off as a creepy old man. To save him from the existential pit of angst, R2 rolls in with a handful of new listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic. Quentin Tarantino films, the grossness of children, space elevators, and transforming into a car. Overall, not a bad way to spend an hour. And bonus: we get to do it together!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 185 – Shyguy’s Moped
Fingertips episode: Mike talks about Guardians of the Galaxy, Magic the Gathering, chewy candy, how The National Enquirer has its finger on the pulse of the Trump voter, plus Lootcrate and other odds and ends. After that, R2 delivers a dozen new listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic. There’s Mike’s musical princess name, what to say to young Lindsay Lohan if given the chance, why Mike’s hand is stuck in a toaster, Pokemon, and of course where in the world is Caveman San Diego. All that and a half-dozen more that are just as awesome. Other podcasts only wish they could be this cool. You need to listen now!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 184 – Caveman San Diego
Mike opens up with a Gaming Table to nowhere. He literally has nothing. But he follows it up with a complaint about prescription medication and a review of the Percy Jackson books. But then it’s Pod-O-Matic time! R2 rolls up over a dozen brand-new, listener-submitted topics. From when you’re sick and tired of winter to Kickstarter. Mutants and Masterminds, Pink Floyd bootleg tapes, three-digit prime numbers, dancing lessons. There’s oxfords vs. brogues and a semi-presidential Bed-Wed-or-Behead. So many topics, so little time! Hurry up and get your listen on before it’s gone forever!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 183 – Empress Skittles
Starting at the Gaming Table, Mike’s tried two new games this week, Forbidden Island and Oregon Trail, the card game. He talks about the beauty and tragedy of Fearless Girl. And then there’s a three-fer Nerd Rage rant about all sorts of petty things getting under his skin. R2 delivers four new listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic, including Mike’s most anticipated movies of 2017, his favorite rap song, the last time he was moved to tears, and what song he wants to hear on repeat for the rest of his life. All this nerdy goodness is capped with a plus-sized version of Listener Betrayal. So come on and listen to the only podcast episode that has ever truly loved you.
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 182 – Died of Dysentery
What a great day! Mike talks about all the media he’s been consuming the last couple week: podcasts, TV… even a book. Then Jacob joins him for the Science Corner and talks about his encounter with a real live astronaut. Then there’s nine new listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic. All in all, one of the very best. Don’t wait around for summer reruns… catch it now!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 181 – Zelda Milk Bar
Great episode! Elijah joins Mike on this episode to talk about Otzi the Iceman, poetry, a long stretch on politics where both of them get quite worked up and passionate, and finally a little Nerd Rage about the miniaturization of dogs. There’s also five new listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic where they talk about Star Wars 8 rumors, zombie defense, a bro-on-bro eating contest, hot wings, and a brand new bed-wed-behead featuring modern women of power. I’m telling you guys–this really is the greatest episode ever. And I mean it this time! Listen now!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 180 – Kim Jong Hero
Just a quick one today. Mike finally reviews Get Out and then rants about movie trailers. On the Pod-O-Matic, R2 brings out just two new listener-submitted questions about wicked cool dice and Aidan’s key ring. Then we even score some Listener Betrayal on this shortened ‘cast. Mike’s listeners are the best!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 179 – Shawty
Mike’s first playtest of Mars Needs Cows! And it was awesome! Then Mike geeks out about Pascal’s Triangle… cuz y’know… he’s a geek like that. And then Mike talks about time travel movies–the BEST kind of movies–and the latest one he’s seen: Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel. But then R2 rolls out with the Pod-O-Matic, and he’s got a double load of listener-submitted questions for this week. From bears in schools to Thundarr Thurrsday; from duck fighting to an improv within an improv about neutering Ookla the Mok; from cotton candy to cyberpunk to the ultimate throwdown between He-Man and Thundarr! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, because there’s over a half-dozen more that have nothing to do with Thundarr at all! It’s not too late to join the cult! Listen now!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 178 – Thundarr the Barrbarrian