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.

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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.

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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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The Special Edition Fired First

February 2, 2017
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We're the original, unaltered podcast of your dreams this week, as we tussle over Carrie Fisher's Star Wars insurance policy, recount viewing A New Hope with a new generation, pine for a time when heroes didn't wear capes and killed for snoring, and give you a very special (edition) homework assignment!

Chapters

  • (00:00) Not All Heroes Wear Capes
  • (04:40) Pining for the Old West
  • (05:30) Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
  • (12:00) A Very Special Edition Anniversary
  • (23:40) OK. (Disney's Insurance Fraud)
  • (34:40) What We Checked Out
  • (48:00) Homework Assignment

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.

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.

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Grumpier Old Nerds

January 19, 2017
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Is it possible we've gotten too old and grumpy to be trusted anymore? Probably not. We yell about political gatekeeping on escapism, but we haven't gone crazy like Joss, hoarded zombies for the apocalypse or rejected Indigo like the Lanterns did. Listen and enjoy!

Chapters

  • (00:00) Wonder Whoa-Man
  • (03:46) Reasonably Grumpy Old Men
  • (11:57) Whedon is Crazy Like MJ
  • (16:56) Celebrity Politics
  • (28:13) Doomsday Tremors
  • (33:59) Lanterns of Many Colors
  • (46:15) 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.

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 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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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.

Attack of the Killer Street Podcasters

April 28, 2016
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Cruising by the East Coast's sad man-made equivalent of the Grand Canyon, Craig and John evade Killer Street Pimps and bring you a new Words with Nerds. It's an adventure catalogued as they recount their memories of growing up in a VHS Comedy Wonderland.

Join your hosts Craig Sorrell and John Mills as they expose the core of fanbase aftershocks on directors' careers, get corrected by the audience and analyze new things.

And as promised on the show, here are their Letterboxd lists of formative comedies:

Craig: http://letterboxd.com/craigsorrell/list/comedies-that-have-influenced-me/

John: http://letterboxd.com/kesseljunkie/list/my-formative-comedies/

Chapters

  • 00:16 South of the Border
  • 05:32 Jedi and Sith: Pro Wrestling Edition
  • 18:57 Our VHS Comedy Formation
  • 47:42 New Trailers & Corrections
  • 1:03:57 What We Checked Out and 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.

Legends of Tomorrow’s X-Files

February 4, 2016
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This week, we open the cold cases and explore:

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

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!

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

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.

The English Patient Test

November 19, 2015
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This is an aggressive space!

This week, John and Craig traipse through the murky depths of
Punishment for saying the Forbidden Word;
Showing someone Star Wars for the first time;
Navigating catharsis in an age of emotional bubble wrap; 
Mickey coaching in Rocky's safe space; and
Review the best of the best for you.
If there were a scientific measurement for how much fun this show is, it would be 25 solid ounces.

Markers/Chapters:

0:00 Supergirlman
6:35 Never Seen Star Wars
33:45 Story Problems and Safe Spaces
44:15 What We Consumed
58:00 And Goodnight

Are You There, Gotham? It’s Me, Superboy.

July 30, 2015
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A distress call went out from the Pallisades, outside Gotham City, and Superboy answered the call!

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

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

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

Welcome Back, Craiggers!

January 9, 2014
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It's the First Anniversary Show for Words With Nerds!  And for this episode, we go #FullNerd

After using up all his sick days for the year already, Craig dishes with John about a lot of things percolating in the Nerd Multiverse, like:
  • John rails against a much-beloved Christmas movie that he watched on vacation;
  • Nerd Rage returns;
  • Craig lets us know how #Decembeer wound up;
  • Is re-gifting the responsible action in the era of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"?;
  • Craig's belief that watching Jaws on VHS is perfectly fine;
  • Kevin Smith feels the need to get relevant again;
  • Color Theory and why Thor is replacing Superman;
  • BIG Nerd News, especially about Man of Steel 2: Batman Boogaloo: Justice League Begins;
  • Could Palpatine defeat Thanos?
All this, plus - we beat up on CES and Klout for their recent efforts.

With all this great content, you can't start 2014 in a better way!