Words With Nerds

Two #pals debate #movies, #comic books, #television, and #nerd news.

Every generation has a legend. Every journey has a destination. But neither of these guys are named "Skywalker."

Just take a pic with the Clearview app and figure it out. Also listen to kesseljunkie praise Frontier airlines because they didn't kill him. And the belated Christmas gift exchange! Also what they checked out. 

Be sure to pick your side: Pitt the Elder...or Lord Palmerston? 

Did someone light a fish dinner?

Craig and John discuss a number of things, from Gwyneth Paltrow's crazy candles (we didn't make this up) to the writer for the new Captain Marvel 2, to what they checked out, to whatever else you'd expect these two crazy cats to get up to.

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Trial and Error

Like a giant big blue light in the sky, the Nerds are back and have a trial. John and Craig put Director J.J. Abrams on trial and figure out what his sentence will be. Plus, they don't let the internet let them down. A big reveal that is shocking to everyone that Craig visits comic book forums, New Mutants invade the show, they check out some things, learned they are environmental crusaders, and try to justify what is necessary in some films.

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The Nerds Speak!

The Nerds Speak! John and Craig have sent this from a SECRET LOCATION that can't be found.

With the power of THOUSANDS of MINI DEATH STARS they come at you with the review of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER that will make you nod your head and HOPEFULLY LAUGH so long as you have a sense of humor about it all.

And be sure listen to THE END for a special earworm from Craig....

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Craig and John talk Mandalorian, Peanut Butter and Mayonnaise, The Rise of Skywalker, Gene Roddenberry's Odd Sexual Issues, and What They Checked Out.

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John and Craig talk about DNA Dating apps from Harvard, that WW84 trailer, that Black Widow trailer, that Taylor Swift cover of Last Christmas, that Mandalorian Chapter 5, and that list of What They Checked Out, including that new John Travolta movie "The Fanatic."

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Craig and John are not robots. They are almost positive this is true. This week they break a long-standing rule to discuss the forbidden character to talk about on the show. They also venture into some awards shows, learn about a new award that is very appealing to both and check out some things. Also, since it is a nerd show, the Mandalorian gets a good discussion. 

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Find out the things for which Craig and John are thankful in their own way. It's your annual double helping of snark and sound bytes! Also discover what they checked out, from Captain Marvel (John's first time!), Avatar (hmmm...), Creed II, and The Mandalorian Chapter 3.

And as usual with the Annual Thanksgiving Celebration of Giving Thanks, be sure to listen all the way to the end, and HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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We Are Broken

Craig and John subscribe to the Kaepernick Theory for work (hey, if Jay-Z can be critical, so can they), explore the Goop of holiday catalogs (and also John mocks Craig's catalogs of choice), and share their thoughts on the Disney+ original program that's all the buzz right now, The Mandalorian (They're obligated).

They also share what they checked out as the holiday season approaches, mock each other relentlessly, and otherwise do the things you love them to do. They dance for you every week!



*this is untrue

Did Carrie Fisher lie?

What did they check out?

Will they help end the world?

Find out on the new Words With Nerds!

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When Craig's away, John shall...record a short episode just for you! He shares a special reading of a classic blog post, what he checked out, and ends on an up note.

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Happy Happy Halloween! Craig and John discuss the scary happenings in the Star Wars production news as the Game of Thrones guys were wished well in their future endeavors, and delve into the Eyes of Laura Mars, directed by Irvin “The Empire Strikes Back” Kershner.

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Then they share what else they checked out, like El Camlno (John this time!), Scream 2, Vampire Circus, Waxwork, Pumpkinhead, and…well, that’s really it. Also send them a note at

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Craig and John  share their thoughts on the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, as required by Podcast Law, and then get down to talking about James Wan’s Insidious.

Craig also finally saw Joker so they talk about that. John shares about Halloween Horror Nights and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Remember to watch Garfield's Halloween Adventure!

Next week’s assignment is The Eyes of Laura Mars, so watch it and join in the Shocktober fun!

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Join Craig and John once again for the podcast 100% guaranteed to be banned in China! They dance around the sensitive issues better than an NBA manager’s twitter account, and avoid giving their account information to bots so they can buy LeBron James’ latest shoes. They discuss the important 1974 genre defining flick Black Christmas featuring Margot Kidder, Olivia Hussey, John Saxon, and Kier Dullea — among others! - and agree that it’s a better Shocktober choice than last week’s The Boy.

Then they share what else they checked out, like El Camlno, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Out of Print, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and…well, that’s really it.

Next week’s assignment is James Wan’s Insidious, so watch it and join in the Shocktober fun!

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Craig and John discuss their first movie for Shocktober, The Boy, a movie that exists. It stars Lauren Cohan and a doll for most of the movie, and discover whether John's going to hold a grudge over this choice. Inevitably they also discussed myriad adventures since last they spoke, including a discussion about one of The Mouse Overlord's many holdings, which has to do with a galaxy far, far away with trailers that drop during Monday Night Football. They also discuss what they checked out, which for John includes a LOT of horror movies already, and for both demonstrates that they have just as much free time as they can handle. Plus John discovered one of his friends listens but he won't say who.


Instant Regret

John and Craig re-enforce the show motto on this week's episode. Also, they lay out the viewing for this year's SHOCKTOBER movie watching line-up while recapping some previous viewings. Both check out some things, one hacks the Gibson, and both have some instant regret.

John really wants to hear from you, so send him a message and tell him you love him:

John and Craig #Comscore's bad reporting habits, #HarryPotter #Tattoos, #Fandom in General, Bob "Iceheart" #Iger's Autobiography that re-started a tired #StarWars argument, and what they checked out.

And welcome back #HashtagOveruse!


This week John and Craig talk a lot of poop and not just about Holiday Specials. There is a question about stadium naming rights, they celebrate the legend Ric Ocasek and you learn that Craig may actually hate himself. Plus they checked out some things so you don't have to. Trust us on this one.

But the bigger question is why haven't you contacted the show at to let John and Craig know what you think.

John and Craig discuss whether Batman has faced The Joker before onscreen, the value of 10 year old movie reviewers, the health benefits of the Cookie Crisp Diet, Apple's Card That Must Not Be Touched, Whether Tim Cook is Cobra Commander, and What They Checked Out.

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Craig and John discuss Debra Messing's breaking point, Star Wars news, Disney+ News, Marvel Cinematic News, Marvel Television News, Marvel Comics News, News News, Hurricane News, and News About What They Checked Out News. Oddly enough, given the picture, NOT Star Trek News.

But the point is, they talk a lot about what's currently in the news. So start spreading...THE NEWS!

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This week Craig and John talk discuss D23 and try to figure out how it got its name. Some big things were announced, and your hosts had some different takes about what is to come. A discussion of Spiderman (not to be confused with Spider-Man) and check out some things and review them. Plus you don't understand, Craig and John have proof - Words With Nerds is PEOPLE!

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Craig and John talk about everything that happened in the world of nerds, the end of existence on Earth, and a lot of other fun things, but that Spider Man news about Disney and Sony didn't break until after they recorded, so just imagine what they think about that, and send a note to them to tell them what you guess.

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Craig and John are back! The dynamic duo returns in full force, like a radioactive blast clumsily covered up by Russia! They discuss everything from Mork from Ork's aging process, to Amazon Prime's hit series The Boys, to what they checked out, to Bruce Willis' Wang.


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Let's start a new hashtag: #WheresGareth? He's the credited director on a billion-dollar movie, but Gareth Edwards has no upcoming projects listed. What the hell happened?

Also John and Craig talk about the usual stuff like Siri listening in on your trips to the bone orchard, then Craig talks a lot about beer. We know, that's shocking that he talked a lot about beer.

But they also checked out some cool stuff, and there are some really good laughs, so listen maybe and have a good time with your ear canals for a change. They've been good to you. Give them a treat.

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John and Craig discuss life in a Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 World, Star Trek News, DC Comics TV News, and What They Checked Out...among other things. They also talk about how they want you to send them a note at

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