AHHHHH! #MayThe4thBeWithYou

May 3, 2017
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It's #MayThe4th! #FakeStarWarsDay! And so your hosts celebrate it the only way they know how: PAIN. While torturing each other, we uncover the many horrors of this marketing day, including....

  • #MayThe4thBeWithYou
  • #StandWithJohn
  • #StarWars
  • #WonderWoman and #BoxOffice
  • David Goyer's Masters of the Universe
  • Star Trek Sex Robots
  • The Death of @CraigSorrell / What We Checked Out

Tune In and Listen Harder. You'll Laugh a Lot and Live a Little Longer.

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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You Got Pals, You Got Yourself a Tribe

April 19, 2017
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Craig reminds John of a very important lesson this week. When you've got #pals, you've got it all. They give a refresher course on the beauty of real friendship, even while caught in a Catch-22. Along the way they also talk about:

  • John Needed a Victory
  • The Emmanuel Goldstein of the Internet
  • Benjamin Button Ripped Off "Mork & Mindy"
  • Livestream Killed the Celebration Star
  • The Last Jedi: Posters and Trailers
  • Moments v Cohesion: Dawn of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy
  • Nerd News
  • What We Checked Out
  • Into the Woods and...some special messages.

Tune In and Listen Harder. Maybe you'll stop being outraged.

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.

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The Neverending Argument

April 5, 2017
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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.

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Die Shawndorman Die!

March 29, 2017
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It's Shawn "@yayshawndorman" Eastridge's farewell episode! A wonderful person, friend, and guest of the show, Shawn bids farewell to us in person as he prepares to go into the wild yonder of varmints and Rick Grimes. As he shows himself out, we discuss....

(00:00) Craig's Problem
(02:06) Shawndorman's Farewell Tour
(04:00) Correcting Craig
(05:45) Justice League Trailer
(18:45) Venomous Sony
(24:30) National Feminist Hero Michael Bay
(29:50) WB, Legion & The R Sausages
(43:00) Promoting Wonder Woman & Serialized Shorts
(47:00) What We Checked Out
(01:24:00) Farewell Shawndre 3000

...and the typical much, much more you've come to expect.

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.

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Time To Push The Powder

February 9, 2017
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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.

Australian IQ Test

January 26, 2017
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Are you a Young Einstein? You just might be if you can pass this simple Australian IQ Test. This episode isn't all Serious though, we discuss the saturation of Funko, ridicule nerds for getting bent out of shape because of the title of the next Star Wars film, discuss that Amazon is laughing at Netflix, give crazy theories, tell tales and have a good time. One host learned that being on painkillers still doesn't make Suicide Squad enjoyable, and a broken foot is still less painful than watching Manchester By The Sea. Both hosts checked out a lot of things this week, and they give their reviews and commentary.

Chapters

  • 00:00: IQ Test
  • 04:23: The Boot
  • 06:30: Star Warsify
  • 07:53: John's Crazy Theory
  • 12:24: The Last...
  • 17:42: Un-Discovered
  • 21:03: Not-so-Fun(ko)
  • 25:39: Where's Galen
  • 29:44: Manchester By The ZZZZZZZZ's
  • 37:18: Another Movie Challenge
  • 38:23: My Left Foot
  • 40:26: Checked Out
  • 1:07:32 Hunt Us Down

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 email them at wwnpodcast@gmail.com

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.

Happy Nerd Year 2017

January 5, 2017
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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.

Mentally Challenged Vampires

October 13, 2016
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This Shocktober Episode has something a little improbable to discuss. John and Craig create a Royal Rumble of Terror where they discuss who would win in the ultimate battle. Discussing strengths and weaknesses of various horror characters they determine who gets the belt and would be declared champion if they all fought each other. The hosts address the clown epidemic sweeping the USA, discuss cinema psychopaths that we aren't giving enough credit to, and ponder where all of the female serial killers are. Topped off with the Nerd News and checking out lots of Shocktober offerings, this episode is a true nightmare fest.

Chapters

  • 00:30 The Boogie Man
  • 03:49 Welcome
  • 05:34 Words With Nerds' IT
  • 11:22 Royal Rumble Of Terror
  • 28:53 The (Final) Bell Tolls
  • 30:52 League of Extraordinary Murders
  • 34:48 Where are the Chicks?
  • 42:44 Nightmare News
  • 52:00 Checking Out
  • 1:05:24 We're Ready To Believe You

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.

Dial M For Murderousness

October 6, 2016
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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.

Cool Hand Craig

September 22, 2016
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What we don't have here is a failure to communicate. In fact John and Craig step up to the mic and communicate their opinions quite well this week. After taking the time to retort to comments from some loyal listeners, and one host writing a a blog that the other disagrees with, they have a healthy debate which turns into a discussion of great character intros in modern cinema. Craig seems to gravitate to characters that he relates with more, and John gravitates toward characters he relates to more.
The hosts throw some questions out to the listeners, check out some things, and give their usual commentary. Also, Craig and John add something to their list of “Ways Words With Nerds Hosts Won't Die”

Chapters

  • 00:00 Nuptials
  • 01:59 That Sound You Hear Is the Microphone
  • 03:34 John Joins The Revolution
  • 12:00 A Great Introduction
  • 32:23 A Question For The Listeners
  • 39:17 A Bad Introduction
  • 46:31 What We Checked Out
  • 1:01:48 This Won't Kills Us

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.

The Knights Who Say Nerd

September 8, 2016
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Bring your blessed iPad Mini as Craig and John sit at the round table to bring you another episode. Both hosts go on a crusade to find answers and even demonstrate their soothsaying abilities as they discuss the inevitable and the world's largest aircraft and not having faith in a product, the prediction of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook password, how King Arthur just got incredibly dumber...twice, Kevin Smith saying what John already knew, and decide which movies would make better television series. Plus one host is going to win $10 (presumably to buy a lot of peanuts). Also, the hosts checked things out, they review them, and give their usual nerd news and commentary.

Chapters

  • 00:42 Blessed iPad Mini
  • 04:55 Welcome All The Ships at Sea
  • 06:58 World's Largest Death Trap
  • 10:10 Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Password
  • 12:47 King Arthur Just Got Dumber
  • 20:41 The Walking SVU CSI Criminal Intent Dead
  • 23:55 Kevin Smith Makes Terrible Movies
  • 34:22 Craig and John Go Through a Transition... Into Television
  • 49:47 Checked Out and Recommendations

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 atfacebook.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.

Can You SMELLLLLL What The Spock Is Cookin

June 29, 2016
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This is a learning episode of Words With Nerds. In this episode you will learn Craig is a fan of saying "I told you so." You will lean that the internet is full of phonies when it comes to being comic book fans. You will be educated on how music really makes or breaks a trailer. We all learn a way that John will not die, and with that John has watched way too many Final Destination movies. Learn the difference between judgmental and passing judgement. Craig figures out a way to drink more, and you can learn how. We also learn how to get a black belt without even trying. Also, you will learn what we watched, what we liked, disliked, and learn our opinion on all the important stuff.


Chapters
  • 00:00 I Told You So
  • 04:29 Big Fat Phonies On The Internet
  • 09:37 Beyond Sledgehammers
  • 14:14 A Fitting Song
  • 29:22 Same Movie - Different Song
  • 35:01 Kessel Destination
  • 38:11 The Wrath of John
  • 44:16 Bryan Cranston's Floating Head
  • 51:56 Tapping Laziness
  • 53:49 What We Watched and Good Night

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 or email them at wwnpodcast@gmail.com. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

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Craig Sorrell: Furry Road

March 10, 2016
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Sybock's army has assembled at Words With Nerds HQ and they're ready to storm the theatres anew. John Mills and Craig Sorrell explore social implications of busting ghosts, field a semi-incoherent call, expose the latest Nerd News, and review a few choices to help make your DVR lists. And as always, a few special surprises lurk within for the adventurous.

Chapters

  1. Lap Baby #Sybock (0:00)
  2. #Ghostbusters (7:30)
  3. #IronFist (22:30)
  4. #NerdNews (30:00)
  5. Recommendations and Good Night (44:30)

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 www.facebook.com/WordsWithNerds. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

Spider-Man’s Free Clinic

March 3, 2016
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Lots of exciting things on the latest episode. This week we explore the answers to questions you didn't know you had. We take an in depth look at:

  • What defines being a pilot
  • Can one of the hosts actually do their own research?
  • Craig gets challenged by a listener
  • The fate of humanity being in one man's hands
  • Can comic book movies make a great drama
  • Feeling bad for Mary Jane Watson
  • Movie tie-ins

Plus much more! Of course, also our usual reviews and commentary. 

Grab a bottle and let the daemon out as you listen and enjoy.

Remember you can always interact with the show by calling the Nerd Hotline and leaving a message at 571-308-NERD! You can also follow us on twitter at @nerdswords, @kesseljunkie, and @craigsorrell!

Thought Crime Before It Was Cool

February 11, 2016
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The Thought-Police are after you and a new Words With Nerds is your safe space. This week we discuss

  • Psylocke
  • The Harriet Tubman of Mutants
  • Challenge you to "screw the queue"
  • The solution to Vehicle Voltron
  • Toys that were the worst of their kind
  • Learn John doesn't want a Snowjob
  • Teach you that Words With Nerds should never book your air travel

And of course our usual reviews and commentary. Remember you can always contribute to the show by leaving a message on our nerd line at 571-308-NERD. 

Happy Nerd Year!

January 7, 2016
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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

99 Problems, Slave Leia Ain’t One

November 12, 2015
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Here's your regularly-scheduled episode for the week! John and Craig sit down to chat about some mind-bending facts about the world at large, and the geek world in specific. 

  • We discover a local Whole Foods is built over a Hellmouth; 
  • We try to figure out how you make nachos out of pork; 
  • Craig meets a listener IRL!; 
  • Fox News wades into the Star Wars marketing discussion;
  • We look at three things that would make a Black Widow movie worthwhile; 
  • John reviews SPECTRE; and 
What? That's not enough? OK, we also talk about the whole "Slave Leia" thing too.

Texas Chainsaw Veganism

January 29, 2015
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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!

Rockquaman

May 1, 2014
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This is one meaty episode!

We go a little long to give you what you want, what you need and what you deserve:
  • Nerd News covering everything from movies to online marketplace warfare
  • Visions of the Future
  • Casting insights for an exciting independent feature called "Star Wars" that Disney's releasing in 2015
  • Endless amounts of laughter
  • An exploration of just how manly Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson really is
You name it, we cover it, and we went the extra mile to make sure we covered it really good for you.
It's because we're givers, and you should feel guilty about accepting so much for free!

Somebody’s Twitching on the Floor

October 23, 2013
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In this edition of Words With Nerds, one humble host has risen again to join his companion to discuss the burning topics of our day.

  • He was broken, how did he come back?
  • We continue our coverage of Nerd News, focusing on
    • Marvel's Movie Madness
    • DC's Multimedia Sadness
    • Gravity meaning more nerd space movies?
    • What a 1-pound tablet really means. It doesn't matter it's Apple. It matters that it's a legal bad with a badass processor.
    • John goes Full Nerd about the Samsung Galaxy ads.
  • We recap horror movies of our lives, and reflect on the salad days of horror films: 
    • The 1980s...Or were they?
  • Cats: the only creature aliens won't mess with..and don't bring them back from the dead, dummy.
  • Was Hellraiser II the start of Torture Porn?
  • Forgotten Horror Icons!
Seriously, this show's busting at the seams like Chris Farley in a bad costume. We're not even writing it all out here so we don't bore you.

Get in the spirit of autumn by enjoying a nice warm helping of nerddom!

Words With Nerds - My Star, My Perfect Silence

October 10, 2013
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You knew this episode was coming. Good thing Craig and John decided to give you more than just a Breaking Bad recap. For starters we talk about:

  • Best characters to “break bad” in film, television, and comics
  • You can actually hear a moment when John actively tunes out in the middle of one of Craig’s explanations
  • John’s horrible taste in ice cream
  • What is the best Tree House of Horrors?
  • That you can learn a lot form Lydia.
  • Craig requires technical explanations and it drives John nuts

Oh yeah, we break down the brilliance of breaking bad and how it will now and forever be the gold standard for series finales.

Spoilers are plenty but that is only in the second half of the show. That means even if you were not a fan of Breaking Bad, there is still plenty of entertainment for you. Listen hard, and spread the word

Words With Nerds - Enough to Make Me Want To Use IE6

September 19, 2013
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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.

Words With Nerds: Batman Made Him, Now I Know He’s Dangerous

September 12, 2013
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Welcome back for another heaping helping of hilarity and geekiness!
  • The rebooted RoboCop has Burton's Batman and Commissioner Gordon from the Nolan-Verse. Is Red Matter to blame?
  • Speaking of Reboots, John has Praise for The Star Wars, written by @JWRinzler and illustrated by @Mike_Mayhew. But is it a Reboot?
  • Composer Death Match: Danny Elfman v. Hans Zimmer: ONLY ONE CAN LIVE
  • What is the backup plan for John Williams? A clone? Joel McNeely? 
  • Craig leads an old-man rant on music.
  • Craig and John get challenged on their assessment of Star Trek Into Darkness via the Nerd Line. 
  • Listen to Craig struggle as he gets handed a technical loss...or draw...about guns working in space from a caller on the nerd line! And he works REALLY HARD to try to prove he was technically correct on something else. But we were both wrong, and there's audio to prove it.

And finally another call for your five favorite burgers. Come on, people!

With entertainment this enriching, you could plant an episode in this episode and grow a forest.

Words With Nerds: My Left Lion Foot

September 5, 2013
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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!




Words With Nerds: Wronger Than Robocop 2

August 29, 2013
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In this episode, your heroes exercise Mind over Red Matter as they finally (!) get around to tearing Star Trek: Into Darkness a new warp hole.


They ponder great, terrible thoughts that they valiantly filter down to you so that you don't have to crack your brain like a walnut. Thoughts like:

  • Is the Star Trek reboot timeline in RoboCop continuity?
  • Spock is a fanboy favorite. Why are we afraid to let it be the Kirk Show, as it should be?
  • John Harrison was awesome. And that's just it -- he was awesome when he was just John Harrison!
  • Tip of the hat to Star Trek: Into Darkness for setting back feminism by 50 years (yay!)
  • Forced "fakes"
  • What if JJ Abrams destroys Star Wars?
  • We've hit our limit with fauxrage!
  • At the 38 minute mark, pay attention and call us if you know the movie we're referencing. We don't make it easy. Special prize for all winners.
On top of that, we finally explain what "Well Actually" really means! 

There's more, but then we'd have to construct false plot leads to justify telling it to you.

With all the laughs in this episode, your neighbors will think you're doing a Dr. Giggles impersonation!