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
Mike reports on his first session of Starfinder at the Gaming Table. Then, Mike shares what he learned about astronomy this week on the Science Corner. There’s a sad story of a dying elephant, and then Mike has a double feature movie review: The Big Sick and It. R2 delivers seven brand-new, listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic. All around awesome! Share this with five friends and good fortune is sure to follow!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 201 – 11001001
Episode 200! Wow! To celebrate, Mike does a Fingertips episode. There’s Starfinder, and a new Starfinder actual-play podcast–Cosmic Crit. He talks about his spirit animal: Kumail Nanjiani, and whines about how now is the season for too much good television. There’s a minor rant about the comments on math nerd videos, a brief talk about tribalism, and then previews his upcoming episode on time travel movies. And that’s just for openers. Then it’s R2 time, and he delivers a full dozen brand-new, listener-submitted Pod-O-Matic questions. From the golden age of television (now) to Mike’s most annoying habits to traffic jams and Biscoff Spread to the best roleplaying game characters Mike has made and never played. Plus a half-dozen more. And after all of this, there’s nothing but love in the Listener Betrayal to top off the show.
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 200 – All the Love
First it’s Starfinder! No surprise–Mike loves Starfinder. But then there’s some baseball and math in the Unnamed History Segment. And Mike tops off the first half with Uncomfortable Topics and whether or not it’s okay for him to like Alison Brie so much. Then it’s R2 time! R2’s got nine brand-new, listener-submitted questions for the Pod-O-Matic, starting with leprechaun names and ending on jinx superstitions, passing through C.S. Lewis, dubstep, and kids’ toys along the way. This is hands-down the best episode that Mike has recorded since getting back from GenCon 50. Get your copy now before supplies run out!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 199 – Starfinder
We just went to GenCon50! We had our largest crew ever. We played a million games. We met 60,000 new people. There were awesome cosplays. Amazing new stuff. Cool new events. Plus They Might Be Giants! IT WAS GENCON!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 198 – GenCon50
This week is our second installment of Awesome in the 80’s, where Mike and Aidan take a look back at Adventures in Babysitting. But before that, there’s an actual video game on the Gaming Table–Hello Neighbor. Then R2 has ten all-new, listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic: from bombardier beetles to electric toothbrushes, from in-laws to musical Beatles, plus a half-dozen more! This is your last chance to hear Nerd Pride Radio before GenCon 2017 changes everything. You’ll kick yourself if you don’t get on it right now!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 197 – Hello Neighbor
Mike talks about the totally radical awesomeness of Lazer Ryderz and follows it up with the high points of his RPG experience and his slow growth as a gamer. Then Noah takes charge of the Sci-Fi Double Feature with (spoiler-laden) reviews of Spiderman: Homecoming and War for the Planet of the Apes. R2 delivers four new listener-submitted questions for the Pod-O-Matic and then there’s a surprisingly busy Listener Betrayal to cap it all off. So dust off the old 8-track player and break out the headphones, cuz this is the episode you’ve been waiting decades for!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 196 – No Spoilers
It’s a new week and a new episode! At the Gaming Table, Mike’s got his brand new copy of Lazer Ryderz AND all the back issues of Dragon and Dungeon magazines on PDF! In Fingertips, he covers dementia village and The Orville. And then R2 has a half-dozen brand-new, listener-submitted questions including two new Bed/Wed/Beheads and love at first sight. This is the episode that all the time-travelers come to the 21st century for, and now it’s finally your chance. Don’t miss it!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 195 – File 13
Mike and Aidan introduce an all new segment to the show. But first, Mike talks about his observations at a Jason Derulo concert, and then gives a review of the new novel Meddling Kids. Then, in the new segment, Awesome in the Eighties, the guys talk about Top Gun… a movie Mike loved as a kid… and whether or not it holds up for a new generation. Spoiler Alert: Iceman is the good guy. Then it’s a full ten all-new, listener-submitted questions rolled up on the Pod-O-Matic. They cover topics from trigonometry and thumb drives to movie remakes, Kyle’s office pool on the death of Barnes and Noble, and one of the most cringe-inducing Bed-Wed-Behead bits ever. And that not even including an amazing Listener Betrayal. Awesome day! Awesome podcast! Come get your listen on!
Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 194 – Awesome in the Eighties