Mike has all his sons around as he does another Fingertips episode. He talks about his new game Godball, his second favorite band-nerd, Antarctic movie night, podcasts so good you’ll listen twice, and Mike’s new best friend in the world. Then R2 has a baker’s dozen brand-new, listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic that mention Space X, Amazons on kangaroos, Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer, and how to detect ghosts with peanut butter, plus so many more! If you didn’t know any better, you’d swear it was butter! Listen now!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 210 – Peanut Butter Ghosts
Mike talks about continuing playtesting of the board game Godball. Then in the Science Corner, it’s all about the reproducibility of science and the joy of being wrong. This week’s Nerd Culture Report is all about the Punisher and Captain America as competing symbols of American patriotism. R2 rolls out a neat baker’s dozen of all-new, listener-submitted questions for the Pod-O-Matic. This is the podcast that you’ve dreamed about since you were a kid. Don’t miss another moment of it!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 209 – Wassup Bro
It’s Guy Fawkes Day! Mike has a story of gaming stupidity in Pathfinder at the Gaming Table. Then there’s pumpkins and zucchinis in the Science Corner. Mike shares a job story and insights into snowplows. Then there’s the tale of Guy Fawkes and how he is connected to our modern use of the word guy. Plus a little Nerd Rage! All this is followed by R2 and no less than 16 brand-new, listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic, including Pathfinder, political office, required reading in school, Antarctica, BBQ sauce, a Nazi goat, and so… much… more! To top it off, Mike has a stunning revelation in the Listener Betrayal. Come for the nerd talk… stay for Mike’s humiliation! It’s worth your time.
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 208 – Guy Fawkes Day
On this one, Mike’s got some science in the form of bees and ultra-high-speed photography. Then he delves into cultural divides and his own ignorance on Uncomfortable Topics. Then there’s observations from a camping trip, including the potential death of the Mad Hatter. And then he reviews and fixes the movie Happy Death Day. R2 has an even dozen all-new, listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic with RIFTS, ghouls, laser vikings vs. laser samurai, and a very special giant statue edition of Bed-Wed-or-Behead… plus more!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 207 – Mad Hatter
No podcast this week, but Mike needs to make an announcement so that Kyle can rest.
Nerd Pride Radio, Pod-O-Matic Announcement
Mike opens the show with a slew of Nerd Rage topics, ranging from Boy Scouts to addressing emails to losing the word ‘gamer’. Then Mike talks TV, with American Horror Story, Hot Ones, and Big Mouth. R2 delivers nine brand-new, listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic. You don’t need a sales pitch–it’s a solid show. Listen.
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 206 – Reply All
Mike is super-sick, so this is an all-Pod-O-Matic episode with Aidan playing co-host. Fun is had. You need to be a part of it. Listen NOW!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 205 – The Bronchitis Files
Mike’s got feedback and a whole lot of linguistics talk. But then he shares about the first playtest of a new board game. There’s a little science involving an antelope with heat stroke, some discussion of Norman Lear, and then a look at all the stuff Mike’s excited about on TV. R2 rounds out the show with a half-dozen, brand-new, listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic. You have to listen right away… this episode is the best thing you can do for your ears… and your soul.
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 204 – Godball
Gaming Table: Mike talks about the board game Santorini as well as Paizo’s use of the OGL. Science Corner: Sign language apes, the linguistic role of ‘dude’, and cool solar system stuff, including dwarf planets, ice planets, and planemos. Something Completely Different: avoiding useless details in storytelling. Nerd Culture Report: Mike finally gets all of his time travel movie talk out of his system. And then it’s the Pod-O-Matic with over a half dozen all-new, listener submitted questions rolled up fresh for your entertainment, including Lenny Bruce, Carol Danvers for President, Angie Tribeca and The Tick, and many more.There so much nerdy awesomeness in here that you might want to take it in small doses.
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 203 – Back from the Future
Short one today. Mike and Aidan tackle An American Werewolf in London in this month’s installment of Awesome in the 80s, and then… that’s it! R2 throws listeners a bone with a single Pod-O-Matic question–Bed, Wed, or Behead, the religious philosophers edition–but really… that’s it. Two hours of quality nerdiness jam-packed into a new pocket-sized 26 minute version of the podcast!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 202 – Weer-Wolf