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.

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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So Lazy It Drives You Crazy

February 16, 2017
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We may be lazy, and it may drive you crazy, but we bring you great entertainment every week! Craig gets challenged by a listener, Marvel Comics changes course, they rant about literary allusions to Harry Potter and George Orwell, and there's no more Aftermath in John's Star Wars. Tune In!

Chapters

  • (00:00) Paint-By-Craig
  • (03:49) Capt. Bang-A-Rang
  • (07:00) Marvel Changes Course
  • (13:00) The Dork Knight Strikes Again
  • (19:45) Google Screws Up Space
  • (26:00) You Need a Clever Name
  • (37:00) No More Aftermath?
  • (42:50) Fortunate Star Wars Fan
  • (46:00) 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.

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.

The Devil Went Down To Disney

December 1, 2016
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The Devil went down to Disney, looking for some Rogue One spoilers to steal. He wanted to bet your soul against a droid of gold, but he failed. However he may have found the secrets that will lead to Rogue Six. John and Craig discuss how companies are working hard to ruin movies while they ponder dream sequences in some films to coming out. You learn that John is not a fan(dango) but he can be if you make things right. Some listeners ask questions and weigh in on what the new Chelada Challenge should be, the hosts argue over who is a liar, and figure out that apps may be the best way to make money. Also, they talk about something taboo, that the World Police taught us everyone has. Plus they checked out some things and make you laugh.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Choose Nerds
  • 05:25 Welcome
  • 07:54 Ruining One
  • 11:14 Dawn of Vader
  • 22:42 Don't Fly With Bane
  • 25:36 Pants On Fire
  • 27:49 Is John Trying To Convince The Audience or Himself?
  • 29:25 C-3PO of Books
  • 34:54 Everyone Has It
  • 40:12 Dolla Dolla Bills
  • 42:20 Chelada
  • 45:26 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.

Remorseless Selfie Machines

July 28, 2016
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We watch an extended reality this week and revisit an old ecto treat, while burning down an infamous room and invetigating our inevitable death by selfie. It's an emotional roller coaster, and we hope you stalk through every second of the episode!

Chapters

  • 00:00 kessel hears a kryptonian
  • 06:30 Comic Con Job
  • 22:00 Burning Down Room 237
  • 28:00 Remorseless Selfie Machines
  • 34:00 We Recommend It
  • 48:00 Craig & Original Ideas

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.

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.

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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Everything’s Fine Here…You’re All Fired

June 23, 2016
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Realize your worst fears and travel with John and Craig through the dark well of human consciousness. They peel apart franchise art, skin art, the art of ruining careers, and the art of bamboozling the fans. And listen all the way to the end on this one. 

Chapters

  • 00:00 Transformers: The Art Project
  • 09:30 Superman Tattoos v Firings
  • 28:00 Busting Will Smith's Ghost
  • 37:00 Self-Driving Cars
  • 40:00 Suing the Final Frontier
  • 46:30 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. You can also call them on their own Nerd Line at 571-308-NERD.

Terminator: Misjudgment Day

May 26, 2016
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This week John and Craig go for an in-depth examination of the (pending) apocalypse, while trying to put heroes on their proper stage. They kill Flash, ruin Google's day and revisit some classic tales to see if they could give them a better spin. The Terminator outside LA? RoboCop outside Detroit? That Stalker outside your house?

They cover them all! Plus they discuss the new Star Trek Beyond trailer.

Chapters

  • 00:16 Cinemadouchebaggery
  • 06:00 RoboCop v X-Men: Apocalypto
  • 25:00 Big Heroes, Small Screens
  • 39:00 Killing Flash & Nerd News
  • 56:00 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 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. 

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!

Romulanadan and Klingonzaa

December 10, 2015
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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.

For Your Moonraker Only

November 11, 2015
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You're not dreaming, it's an extra (and early) episode for this week: The Retro-SPECTRE-ive is BACK!

We know we're a little late, but here's our long-awaited continuation of a fan-favorite series as we examine and break down each Bond movie in our own inimitable way.

We ponder:

  • Were Jaws and Drax of the Line of Targaryen?
  • Did they neuter Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only?
  • Casual Murder and Flower Shops!
  • Lillies, Not Roses
  • What’s the right way to eat a pistachio?

Best of all, "The Education of Shawn Dorman" Continues!

You’re Tearing Us Apart, Trekkies!

November 5, 2015
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Strap yourselves in for Hyperspacewarpspeed comedy!

In this thrilling episode, we find out that
  • Craig got Halloween Water;
  • Supergirl got better; 
  • Star Trek fans mourned good news;
  • Star Wars fans went bananas; and
  • Your hosts endured through it all.
So register 1701 ways to relax with a good laugh, and enjoy Words With Nerds!

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!

Knights of Ren, Knights of Stimpy

August 20, 2015
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Guess who's back? @craigsorrell. Craig is back. That should have been easy for you. 

  • On this epic episode of Words With Nerds, we  
  • Find the pitch that makes the new Ghostbusters work; 
  • @kesseljunkie helps you analyze the Sith out of some Star Wars news; 
  • Swoon for a Civil War; 
  • Initiate the Knights of Stimpy; 
  • and Give an official review of Fant4stic. 

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Yvonne Craig and Lenny B. Robinson.

You Only Podcast Twice

July 9, 2015
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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!

Words With Nerds - 100% More Ratburger

June 11, 2015
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Welcome to another exciting episode of Words With Nerds. This week we discuss the future. We:

  • Ponder how close we've become to speech police -Discuss future fashion in 2015
  • Try to figure out how replicants work
  • Learn the Paul Verhoeven was a prophet
  • Discuss the real-life precursor to the AT-ST
  • Question if we are closer to Demolition Man than Star Trek
  • Watch things so you don't have to
  • Talk Nerd News 

And, we bring back the Nerd Rage. This show has everything. The only thing it is missing is the 3 seashells.

Words With Nerds: Hominem Revoltio

July 17, 2014
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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.

I Would Do Anything For Bargains… But I Won’t Do That!

April 2, 2014
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We are back at it to fill your earholes with all of the answers to the universe. We cover lots of important topics like:

  • Someone ringing more than a bell at the Salvation Army
  • What do Borg smell like
  • Is Kronos possibly the foulest smelling planet in all of the galaxies
  • What makes a proper ending for a television series
  • Is there any fictional world that seems like a nice place to live?
  • Obligatory The Never Ending Story references
And if you listen hard, John tries his hardest to use big words to make himself sound smart while Craig tunes him out. It is good fun for all.

Listen. Spread the word.

We hope you enjoy lisening, and, if you like the show, or want to interact leave a voicemail on our Nerd Line (571) 308- NERD

Shiny Objects Welcome as Tribute

March 20, 2014
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This week Craig and John do a little spring cleaning with some issues and comments from past episodes. We ponder life's mysteries like:

  • What is the difference between Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • When Dazzler joined the X-Men did it become fantasy
  • Why can't our celebrities be educated
  • Sci-fi: does the genre breed smarter actors
  • Why Marvel gave two middle fingers to DC Comics
We listen to listeners' phone calls, Craig interrupts John, and John points out that the show can be bribed easily. A fun show for the whole family. And you just might learn something too!