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Another week, another crazy show full of goons and giggles! We're here to fill you in on the latest about the #HanSoloMovie, Martin Scorsese producing a #Joker (??) movie, debate #Arcade games, beat up on #TheDefenders, review some #MarvelComics, and continue our quest of #HashtagOveruse. Enjoy!

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There is unrest on the Zinger Factor Floor and John has traveled to calm the situation. In his absence, a spokesperson for The Nerd Party comes on to give their opinions and have their voice heard! The Revolution himself, Tristan Riddel (@theinsanerobin) gets behind the microphone to discuss the demands and bring you entertainment as he discusses with Craig the Han Solo movie shake up, a totally different kind of joker, representation mattering for movies, and bring up the orgy of bad ideas brewing at HBO. Also both Craig and Tristian check out some things and review them. Will you join The Revolution in this episode? Listen and see for yourself

Chapters:

00:00: I Love The Smell of Zingers in the Morning
03:29: Do It By Hand Solo
17:37: Call Your Representation
23:27: Roller Coaster Tycoon
28:22: War of the Homecoming
33:08: Magic Pants
38:55: Orgy of Bad Ideas
45:09: Checked Out
58:00: One More Thing

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But why let Twitter have all the fun? Interact with the boys on Facebook at facebook.com/WordsWithNerds. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

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John and Craig go from Hard Powder to Soft Robots as they muse on the magic that is modern life. They decode some secret messages from X-Men Gold, argue the finer points of cereal, detail 4Chan beating LaBoeuf, share what they checked out and John has a special surprise about Batman for Craig.

Tune In and Listen Harder.

Words With Nerds is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or through your podcast app of choice. Interact with the show on twitter at @nerdswords. You can reach the show hosts directly at @kesseljunkie (John) and @craigsorrell (Craig).

But why let Twitter have all the fun? Interact with the boys on Facebook at facebook.com/WordsWithNerds. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

Help the show: Visit our sponsors LootCrate at www.lootcrate.com/wordswithnerds and enter wordswithnerds at checkout to get receive a discount on your purchase.

Want delicious pre-cooked meals delivered to your door (LIKE A KING!,) check out our sponsor www.mealtimebox.com . Delicious meals delivered to you, no cooking, no hassle, no trouble. Dinner is served! enter NERDS at checkout for a 15% discount for this amazing service.

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Join John and Craig as they plot a Dazzler movie, argue about The Perpetual Reboot Theory and the Immutable Impermanence of Character Trivia, Iron Fist their way through a list of what they checked out, and lecture Marvel Comics about market forces. Plus some other stuff that'll put a smile on your face.

Words With Nerds is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or through your podcast app of choice. Interact with the show on twitter at @nerdswords. You can reach the show hosts directly at @kesseljunkie (John) and @craigsorrell (Craig).

But why let Twitter have all the fun? Interact with the boys on Facebook at facebook.com/WordsWithNerds. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

Help the show: Visit our sponsors LootCrate at www.lootcrate.com/wordswithnerds and enter wordswithnerds at checkout to get receive a discount on your purchase.

Want delicious pre-cooked meals delivered to your door (LIKE A KING!,) check out our sponsor www.mealtimebox.com . Delicious meals delivered to you, no cooking, no hassle, no trouble. Dinner is served! enter NERDS at checkout for a 15% discount for this amazing service.

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In a world filled of cold, John and Craig stumble upon something that will warm you up. But that's just part of the story. This week, there are some things that happen that are unprecedented for the show. Hear Craig say the words “you were right” and hear John say the phrase “I agree with you.” There are tales of “that guy” at football championship parties, and we mourn the sad loss of creative nerds on one of the biggest stages of advertising. We ponder (then figure out) how Sony lost $1 billion and then read the synopsis of a movie that is either awesome or completely awesome. You decide. Plus some things are reviewed and we do ask “and where... is The Batman”

Chapters

  • 00:00: The Last Word
  • 02:43: How Does That Taste
  • 06:14: That Guy
  • 12:45: John May Be Right
  • 16:06: When Did Funny Die
  • 25:28: And Where....Is The Batman
  • 33:05 One Billion Dollars
  • 42:04: That Name Again is Mr. Plow
  • 50:46: 2 For 2 on Predictions
  • 52:07: This Is Offensive
  • 55:01: Checked Out
  • 1:01:28: Wrap Up

Words With Nerds is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or through your podcast app of choice. Interact with the show on twitter at @nerdswords. You can reach the show hosts directly at @kesseljunkie (John) and @craigsorrell (Craig).
But why let Twitter have all the fun? Interact with the boys on Facebook at facebook.com/WordsWithNerds. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

Help the show: Visit our sponsors LootCrate at www.lootcrate.com/wordswithnerds and enter wordswithnerds at checkout to get receive a discount on your purchase.

Want delicious pre-cooked meals delivered to your door (LIKE A KING!,) check out our sponsor www.mealtimebox.com . Delicious meals delivered to you, no cooking, no hassle, no trouble. Dinner is served! enter NERDS at checkout for a 15% discount for this amazing service.

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Another year has passed, and your hosts made it to 200 episodes. For 2017 John and Craig kick off discussing why Batman is so cool (naturally), 50 year anniversaries that were celebrated with a whimper, then in true Words With Nerds fashion - make predictions for 2017. Uber Deaths, Movie Deaths, Comic Book Storyline Deaths. But it's not all about the grim reaper for 2017, there are some surprises, and other predictions for the Nerd Year from your hosts. Some things were checked out, and one host swears it gets dusty in his house when a particular movie plays. Celebrate the Nerd Year and listen!

Chapters

  • 00:00: Batman is Cool
  • 03:53: Push That Button
  • 07:30: 50 Years
  • 10:52: Paywall Killed the Television Show
  • 13:29: 2017 Predictions
  • 48:22: We Can't Win No Matter What
  • 52:04: Checked Out

Words With Nerds is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or through your podcast app of choice. Interact with the show on twitter at @nerdswords. You can reach the show hosts directly at @kesseljunkie (John) and @craigsorrell (Craig).
But why let Twitter have all the fun? Interact with the boys on Facebook at facebook.com/WordsWithNerds. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

Help the show: Visit our sponsors LootCrate at www.lootcrate.com/wordswithnerds and enter wordswithnerds at checkout to get receive a discount on your purchase.

Want delicious pre-cooked meals delivered to your door (LIKE A KING!,) check out our sponsor www.mealtimebox.com . Delicious meals delivered to you, no cooking, no hassle, no trouble. Dinner is served! enter NERDS at checkout for a 15% discount for this amazing service.

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Want to hear something scary? No, do you really want to hear something scary? Craig and John kick off Shocktober with discussing tales of how Craig and John should have been murdered and tie that into some of the urban legends you may have been frightened from. The hosts give you some required viewing while contemplating if Batman just hates Halloween. We question if there is some good Halloween comics, bring you the Nerdy Nightmare News, and check out some things (through a peep hole in the shower, of course.) This kickoff to Shocktober is more refreshing than a midnight swim in Crystal Lake.

Chapters

  • 00:23 A Message From The Other Side
  • 01:20 It Begins
  • 03:27 Dial M
  • 14:14 Legends Are Made
  • 28:57 Necessary Evil
  • 42:20 The Longest Halloween
  • 44:37 Trick Or Read
  • 48:26 Nightmare News
  • 54:08 The Peephole
  • 1:11:05 Step Up Loyal Listeners

Words With Nerds is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or through your podcast app of choice. Interact with the show on twitter at @nerdswords. You can reach the show hosts directly at @kesseljunkie (John) and @craigsorrell (Craig).
But why let Twitter have all the fun? Interact with the boys on Facebook at facebook.com/WordsWithNerds. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

Help the show: Visit our sponsor LootCrate at www.lootcrate.com/wordswithnerds and enter wordswithnerds at checkout to get receive a discount on your purchase.

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As Daredevil protects our Batman-cereal-fueled podcast, we are all left wondering whether AMC's defeat is culture's gain or a sign of its implosion. Along the way, we wonder if Director's Cuts are the salve they proclaim to be, or if some Nerd News can patch fences torn by curses.

Join your hosts Craig Sorrell and John Mills as they expose the core of a superhero's symbolism, fight over the integrity of fictional friendships and taste the rainbow for you.

Chapters

  • 00:16 Redecorating the Batcave by Selling Out
  • 18:28 AMC v The Internet
  • 24:28 Director's Cuts, Why Not?
  • 38:58 Daredevil!
  • 55:50 What We Checked Out & Goodnight

Words With Nerds is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or through your podcast app of choice. Interact with the show on twitter at @nerdswords. You can reach the show hosts directly at @kesseljunkie (John) and @craigsorrell (Craig).

But why let Twitter have all the fun? Interact with the boys on Facebook at facebook.com/WordsWithNerds. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

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Batman. Superman. Wonder Woman. And now, the greatest hero of all time joins them: Versus. What were our thoughts of Versus and what it accomplished in two-and-a-half hours?

There was so much to unpack that Craig and John brought in Shawn “Dorman” to look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from every angle possible. Not content with analyzing the movie alone, they also look at:

  • Chelada Tallboys as punishment for crimes old and new.
  • The positives they found in a movie they didn’t like
  • Technical choices that impacted the final product
  • Tonal decisions
  • DC/WB are in the same wilderness Marvel was until recently, and how it affects reception
  • What could change their opinions

But most importantly, they learned not to look a gift can right in the face.

Words With Nerds is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or through your podcast app of choice. Interact with the show on twitter at @nerdswords. You can reach the show hosts directly at @kesseljunkie (John) and @craigsorrell (Craig). Find Shawn at @yayshawndorman.

But why let Twitter have all the fun? Interact with the boys on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WordsWithNerds. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

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This week, we open the cold cases and explore:

  • B.O.B. vs. NDT;
  • Lizard People Take-Overs;
  • New Shows and Old Shows;
  • Movie Ideas better than what they're selling; and
  • Petitioning Deadpool at the Oscars™
...along with our usual brand on nonsense. Oh, and we read some awesome iTunes reviews!

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Let's get socially responsible, you crazy kids!

In this thrilling episode, Craig and John muse on
  • The nature of Marketing;
  • Costumes for Kids;
  • Nerd Rage; 
  • Jennifer Lawrence's Fading Star; 
  • Defensive Directors; 
...AND SO MUCH MORE!

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Happy Nerd Year!

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Craig and John ring in 2016 in style!

They discuss the rigidity of audiences' ideologies when it comes to movies, and talk about whether they're letting it get in the way of their enjoyment.
They break down everything that sounds even more awful about the new Ghostbusters plot synopsis that leaked, then offer suggestions for how to fix it.
They look at 2016's slate of films and what they expect from it, with special attention on the X-Men and Dawn of Justice.
Finally, John ushers in the first Nerd Rage of the year with something that's part Hulk Out, part Aneurysm, and part bleeping nightmare. (It's a really good one.) So let's ring in this new year and party like it's a nightmarish dystopia directed by Kathryn Bigelow!
Index of Topics/Times
  • 0:00 Who's In BB-8?
  • 6:20 Ideological Rigidity at the Movies
  • 20:00 The All-Female Ghostbusters Plot Leaks
  • 27:00 Movies to See 2016
  • 58:30 The Return of Nerd Rage and Good Night

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It's the holiday season! So we've bundled up a ton of special lil' gifts for you today, including:

  • Defending your holiday movie choices;
  • Defending your Christmas food;
  • Batman and Superman trailing Captain America for excitement;
  • Sleeping through the Trek; and 
  • Discovering the Magic of Romulanadan and Klingonzaa.
It's a show that's so good, you'll be left full of holiday magic and laughter.

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Welcome to…The Enclave

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Craig's back from exile this week, bringing with him a batch of topics too good to be believed. It's more fun than a vajankle!

We discuss:
  • HOV (High-Occupancy Vampire) Lanes
  • YOLO as Hate Speech
  • Bubble Soccer
  • Traffic Hell
  • The Big Blue Boy Scout Beating Cops
...and so much more!
Then we debut our new studio...The Enclave. Featuring music by Louis Contessa.

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A distress call went out from the Pallisades, outside Gotham City, and Superboy answered the call!

Special Guest Chair Shawn "@YayShawndorman" Eastridge sits in with @kesseljunkie to discuss questions from the world of nerd including:

  • Listener feedback about Gotham and Metropolis as Sister Cities;
  • The SPECTRE trailer;
  • The Last Movie;
  • Some unfinished henchmen from Diamonds Are Forever;
  • Nerdist's absurd opinion on CG

And so much more! There are so many laughs, it's a Killing Joke!

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Welcome to yet another magnificently epic episode of Words With Nerds™!

This train keeps on rolling to make way for "with," our spirit guide on our Retro-SPECTRE-ive sitting in for a vacationing Craig to look at You Only Live Twice. Also we examine:
  • Breaking news from the nerd world;
  • Franchise fatigue and discussions of hope for Warner Bros.;
  • Toss some book reviews your way;
  • The Brian Wilson biopic; 
  • In honor of July 4th, look at the most patriotic superhero of all...
AND MORE! So buckle up in your secret volcano-lair tram and ride off to hilarity with us!

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Texas Chainsaw Veganism

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In an episode that will endlessly leave you saying "Did they really go there?" your intrepid hosts:
  • Combine the universes of Avengers 2 and Coming to America;
  • Blend He-Man and Hogwarts;
  • Thwart political agendas;
  • Settle the Fire and Ice debate for good; and
  • figure out what Star Trek needs to hit warp speed once again.
Oh, they also figure out what that war in the Ukraine is really about.
Tune in and get ready for faster-than-light laughter!

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For this episode, you want it, we got it:

  • Nerds and Sports;
  • The Validity of Leaks in an Online Age;
  • What Would You Rather Do Than Watch Hobbit Extras;
  • How to Make Even Going to the Bathroom Awkward
And so much more!
To get quality entertainment like this in North Korea, you have to make up elaborate excuses for extended absences! Listen today!

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Words With Nerds: Friends in No Places

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On the road again!

For the first time since long, long ago, the Nerds perform on the road in front of a live studio audience.
HEAR! A special guest from At the Movies with the Roomies learn what "in over your head" feels like;
EXPERIENCE! The special thrill of social commentary filtered through the lens of two geeks;
FEEL! Like you were there as everyone gets a turn on the mic;
LEARN! Whether there is a point to TED talks.
...and much more, including a special surprise at the very end. Listen harder, listen all the way.
With entertainment like this, we should get a live studio audience all the time!

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Words With Nerds: Hominem Revoltio

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John cries out from the abyss: "Stop the planet of the guest hosts, I want to get off!"


A very special co-host stops by the studio to help Words With Nerds debate grand geekery about:

  • Harry Potter: Just what makes the kids love him still;
  • Beverly Hills Stallone - the hero we didn’t get, but the hero we deserved;
  • Have we found a way to make Words With Nerds: The Movie?
  • How to succeed as a screenwriter without really crying;
  • Insight on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes;
  • Nerd News!
  • Nerd Rage: Stop badmouthing my super man

This week’s episode of Words With Nerds is brought to you by the NSA. You’re talking. They're listening.

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Go Speed Rager, Go!

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We hit a lot of notes this week. We are a complex opera of nerd-based comedy!

  • We sample SoulShine, a beer recommended by a listener in Charlottesville;
  • Analysis of the fluctuations of spring weather;
  • We do some house cleaning and field a couple of calls;
  • We put out the call to name the Official Words With Nerds Beer;
  • We discuss Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice;
  • Lots of NERD NEWS!
And we BOTH have a NERD RAGE!
Listen up, listen hard and enjoy the funny.

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Greatest American Zeroes

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Gotham would have fallen during this episode, if only we could've found it on a map.

Many imponderables are answered on this episode, including:
  • TV themes: Did we lose our iconic themes for the sake of the greater overall soundtrack?
  • Does any book need to be more than 700 pages?
  • Was War & Peace really just a stockpile of kindling and toilet paper?
  • Can even the most ardent fan defend what appears to be headed our way with Man of Steel 2?
  • Is Matt Damon going to replace Ben Affleck as Batman?
  • Speaking of Batman, on what city was Gotham based? Your hosts don’t agree.
  • Uhura’s epilator: revealed!
As a special bonus, this episode features the first time John ever goes off-the-rails with Craig. 

This is what it sounds like...when the nerds cry.

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Man Down: Highlights From 2013

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Long story short, Craig was attacked by a mutant virus and while in an induced coma, Doctor Strange battled it on the Astral Plane before I finally came in and gave him the choice between the red and the blue pill.


He's still debating which pill to take, because one of them has ricin in it.

So, we put together a couple of highlights from our first year. We talk Superman, Batman, Justice League, Expanded Universe and some Linguistic Ambiguities about Endor and we've included exclusive content you will hear only on this episode.

Who knows? You might want one of us to get deathly ill again!

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Put on your tinfoil hats, because Craig & John explore how the world is trying to spy on you. In fact "they" even want camera in your own home to spy on you. In this "we swear we're not crackpot conspiracy theorists" episode we discuss:

  • Is the show Person of Interest turing out to be actually a documentary
  • Microsoft is forcing the Kinnect onto everyone. Is it 3 laws safe?
  • Was the T-1000 build only after collecting tons of marketing data
  • Does John really believe that Skynet is for the greater good
  • How to needle both Android and iOS developers without really trying
  • Are cameras in every major metropolitan city good for the people
  • Dogpile? Lycos? Cha-Cha? did they cyberstalk you too?
Plus Craig gets so fed up with Google's tracking measures that he swears to start using IE6. Learn how you are being spied on in your everyday life and much more. In fact if you're NOT listening to this show, we will have our internet spies find out, and report to us. So just listen, it will save us all a lot of trouble.

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Hey hey! We sift through the sands of time to bring you this newly minted episode, polished with great care. It's not priceless like a mother's love, it's the good kind of priceless.


We get right to it and focus our attentions on the nerdiest topics of the day, like the casting of Ben Affleck, the history of Superman films and the fact that The Goonies is ridonkulously overrated.

We ask the questions you fear to, like:
  • Is Zack Snyder a lucky fool who "stinks" or is he a talented director in search of a masterpiece?
  • What is the greatest graphic novel of all time?
  • Why can't we cast lesser-known actors in big films, instead of the next Ben Affleck?
  • Now that Syncopy and Legendary are gone as the production companies for Batman and Superman, is the Nolan-verse completely gone for good? #sadface
  • Given that Batman v. Superman is filming in Detroit, will we find out that there are places even superheroes fear to tread?
  • They slip into the realization that we've always been a mass-customization society. It ain't nothin' new.
And you get to hear John struggle to remember his past. Pro Tip: he's still The Ladies Man of Nerds. Always will be!

And we're posting a Polar poll here to ask about Craig's Nerd Rage: Plain Donuts - Yummy, or Biblical Abomination? Vote here!

As a thank you for entertainment this wonderful, you should build us a giant death ray if we promise not to melt you with it.

Follow us at @nerdswords, @craigsorrell, @kesseljunkie or call us at 571-308-NERD!




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