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This week finds us on a mission to understand #StarWars #ForceFriday, have a live production meeting, break down why #Marvel #Comics' #SecretEmpire broke down, find ourselves lost in #LaLaLand, and continue on our quest for #HashtagOveruse in the name of #nerd #comedy. 

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This week, sharpen your swords and listen to the boys with the noise as they discuss a dragons and sex, discover the secret sauce that's made #TheStrain succeed, chat about #StarWars needing a new writer for #EpisodeIX, giggle about how some of the pitchfork crowd is getting "Shat" on, figure out how to deal with alternate history, and much, much more.

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It's the podcast that changed history! This week we storm the beaches in our annual #SDCC San Diego Comic-Con Recap and Bashing, review #Dunkirk and a few other things, find out our recommendations are making a difference, go on a journey of #Discovery with #StarTrek and engage in the usual back-and-forth about #Marvel trailers, #DC comic book movie rumours, and wonder where to find out news about comic books since San Diego ain't 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.

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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It's one small step for Man, one giant leap for Comedy! We take your blinders off about moon landing conspiracies, burn Castlevania to the ground, decipher what Despicable Me 3 might teach us about Han Solo, and curse credit stingers, Whovians, and Trekkies. It's a panoply of zingers this week as we go Golfing on the Moon!

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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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

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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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.

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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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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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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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For Your Moonraker Only

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Twitter is the Modern Playboy

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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!

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Knights of Ren, Knights of Stimpy

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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.

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