It’s a Westworld After All

April 12, 2017
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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.

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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.

Info Nerds

December 15, 2016
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Journey down the rabbit hole and pack your super thermite to explode the latest conspiracies about Rogue One's marketing scheme, trailers that dropped and airplanes becoming buses.

(00:00) Buses in the Sky
(03:30) Bad Parenting/Movies
(12:30) Marketing Rogue One
(24:45) Trailers That Dropped
(40:00) What We 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.

Hot! Mathematics! Action!

November 17, 2016
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This week you know you're flying a Jefferson Starship, as your humble hosts help celebrate Life Day with a cavalcade of joy! Along the way, they ponder why comic books are so complicated, recover from a punch in the heart and debate the great imponderables of geek culture.

(00:00) I Know Terrible People
(04:16) Happy Life Day!
(17:00) Too Long; Didn't Care
(31:25) Nerd News
(38:00) What We Checked Out
(62:00) The Apocalypse Debate
(75:35) 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. 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.

I Can’t Spoil This For You

July 14, 2016
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Listen as Craig and John navigate spoiled waters with ease this week, delving into the state of comic book movie adaptations, new frontiers for old characters and the John Goodman scale. Along the way are the traditional surprises with some big laughs.

Chapters

  • 00:00 #MetaBeer
  • 05:30 Better than a Neil Breen Movie
  • 14:00 The Force Awakens Comic Book Adaptation
  • 33:00 I'm sure Chuck Wendig is a Great Guy
  • 39:00 Mr. Sulu's Final Frontier
  • 53:00 Have You Seen It?

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.

Xerxes’ Merciful Movie Marathon

July 7, 2016
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Find your patriotic soul and bow down to your benevolent emperor he bestows on you his blessing of the best July 4 movie marathon. And also the other emperor (?) as he does the same. Or something.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Facebook Gave You the Power
  • 07:00 What We Checked Out
  • 19:00 The July 4 Movie Marathon

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.

Reporting Trumps Facts

June 9, 2016
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This week in the Legion of Doom, John and Craig discuss the dangers of office drone, the problem with 40% not just with movies but with leather pants, debate if talent is being wasted on superhero movies and their misfires. We also break down studio thinking and talk about the cowards at Fox studios caving to people making up stories. If this show had an MPAA rating, it would be telling you what you should be looking out for.

Chapters

  • 00:16 Office Drones
  • 04:18 40 Percent!
  • 12:55 Where's the Internet Freak Out
  • 17:30 Are Directors Wasting Talent With Superhero Movies
  • 29:51 Studio Thinking
  • 32:45 Fox Studios is full of cowards
  • 42:07 News
  • 52:00 What We Checked Out this week

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 or if you want to email them you can at WWNPodcast@gmail.com

Daryl Hannah Tastes Better Than This

June 2, 2016
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This week John and Craig go deep sea diving to flavor the show just right. While they fry the finest fish of all, they chat about the self-hating haters now polluting the waters of criticism, the stunt plots of Marvel™ comics, returning to Bond and even work out a little nerd rage. It's fun for almost the whole family!

Chapters

  • 00:16 Kryptonian Penance and Devin Faraci
  • 04:18 Wrecked by a Colon
  • 20:00 Captain Nazi
  • 37:30 Never Say Retro-SPECTRE-ive Again
  • 43:40 Nerd Rage: Agendas
  • 52:00 What We Watched & 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. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

Craig v Foggy: Dawn of Cereal

April 21, 2016
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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.

Going Commando

April 7, 2016
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Here we go! An action adventure unlike any other is unleashed this week as we learn that Craig goes Commando, John’s still trying to access Tron, and WB is dropping F Bombs all over its movie slate.

Enjoy as your hosts Craig Sorrell and John Mills uncover the Wayne investigation, nitpick lightsabers, praise cold pizza and trash Gambit. It’s definitely not a trap.

Chapters

  • 00:16 Alexa, Who’s the Worst Dinner Party Guest?
  • 05:00 WB Reshoots the F Bomb
  • 25:00 Minority Opinion
  • 53:00 News & Elegy for Akbar

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.

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!

It’s a Golan-Globus World After All

February 25, 2016
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What do Superman, Deadpool, Chuck Norris, and Robert Downey, Jr. have in common? Explore the geekery of it all as John Mills and Craig Sorrell deliver a wonderful episode full of insight! Anticipate the coming R-rated imitation wave in the wake of Wade Wilson's big-screen debut & hear Craig open his gifts on-air. Experience John's review of "Deadpool." Revel in the wonder that is Words With Nerds.

Chapters
  1. Happy Birthday, Mr. Craigpool 0:00
  2. The Presentation of the Gifts 4:15
  3. John, Deadpool and the R-wave 9:45
  4. Golan-Globus + RDJ = Superhero Movies 22:45
  5. Recommendations and Good Night 44:45

Craigpool

February 18, 2016
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Deadpool is on everyone's minds, but are you familiar with Craigpool? Well, he's aware of your savage ways in the movie theatre, and he's got a nice nerd rage about it! Your hosts take you on a tour of the mind-bending truth of Hyperspace, take listener challenges and figure out a way to subtweet on air. 

Chapters
0:00 Hyperspacing into the Abyss
3:50 A Words with Nerds for All Seasons
8:40 #ScrewTheQueue, SP'd a listener
12:00 Craig Reviews Deadpool
25:30 Movie Theatres Full of Commoners, and Kanye
41:41 Recommendations & Good Night

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. 

The Montage After Tomorrow

January 28, 2016
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Craig's back! The dynamic duo reunites to debate all the latest rages in pop culture, like:

  • Storm hashtags;
  • Suicide Squad;
  • Which Rocky IV montage John is talking about;
  • How to rewrite Rocky Continuity;
  • ...and whether they're boycotting The Martian, The Oscars, and Boats.
So snuggle up in a snowbank and experience the magic of a 3D podcast!

Sorrell Justice Warrior

January 14, 2016
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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!

[2015] Annual Thanksgiving Celebration of Giving Thanks

November 26, 2015
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LIVE FROM ALICE'S RESTAURANT! We give a lot of thanks in 2015! But we continue to ponder important questions like...
  • Midichlorian-infused makeup?
  • Was the seal of Thanksgiving broken for the Apocalypse of Humor? 
  • Scotchka for your drink?
  • Does Predator 2 capture the spirit of Thanksgiving? 
  • Is Chuck Lorre Writing the Internet? 
  • Did Christopher Nolan Incept the Memento Rumors?
And more, including a ludicrous Thanksgiving-gone-wrong discussion about Superman! 

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.

Haunted By Douchebags

October 8, 2015
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We start off #SHOCKTOBER with a scary, spooky expose of the *Ghost Adventures* crew. 

Along the way we discover more creepy things like: 
  1. Predator...*Ghost *Hunter; 
  2. Dude, that amplified noise that totally makes you scared, bro; 
  3. Leaps of Faith and the League of Shadows; 
  4. Rating the Peeple App; 
  5. The “whelming” nature of *Jurassic World;* 
  6. What does fear smell like? 
  7. Listeners Interacting with our Social Media accounts! 
So fire up your tweeters at @nerdswords, harass the spirit of @craigsorrell and feel the cold draft that is @kesseljunkie today!

Twitter is the Modern Playboy

October 1, 2015
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In this week's classic episode we challenge the listeners and we challenge ourselves.

We ponder:
  • Why do people keep falling for Facebook hoaxes?
  • Is Twitter just a place to complain about Facebook?
  • Who was Lance Bass? No, the other one.
  • Is Mark Millar being forced to say nonsense?
  • Why can't the listeners truly challenge John on Star Wars?
And we issue homework to the listeners for...SHOCKTOBER.

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!