Ep 82 – Weapons Check

Catching up: Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Apple + Ageism, Canadian tuxedos, LA Comic Con + Dcon! 

Recorded 11.3.17 @ The Dons Studio

Go to Dcon! See Ritzy! Check her out at the booth and get a sweet Nerd Out discount!
Who wants to run Carrera de los Muertos 5K with T.I. next year?
Jean jacket, Denim on denim, Canadian tuxedo. Where do you fall on this vital issue?
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

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Ep 81 – Life Update

Coachella recap, VIP style! Ritzy finds a tiki bar, chokes, connects super special with Kendrick via Steve Lacy. Lisa deals with shit. Plus Fyre Fest, The 100, Rescue Me, Chewing Gum, Lost City of Z. 

Recorded 5.2.17 at The Dons Studio

Missed us? Yeah, we missed you, too. An update from Lisa on getting older and caring for a sick parent. We are with you guys and appreciate your support in return. xo
Did you get special guest Lilliam Rivera‘s book, The Education of Margot Sanchez? It’s awesome.
Coachella Tiki Bar! Super secret cool spot at this year’s fest.
Ritzy meets Steve Lacy, Kendrick Lamar collaborator and coolest producer of the MOMENT who does all his shit on his iPhone. Wired story about him here. Ritzy’s Instagram post about it.
Fyre Festival. We drink your tears of pain. Glorious. Check out the amaaaazying Powerpoint deck.
Watching The 100? Watched Rescue Me? You should probably watch Chewing Gum, regardless.

 

Ep 80 – with Lilliam Rivera (round 2): Flawed Characters

Welcome back, Lilliam Rivera! New author – and one of our fave guests – joins us to catch up on the latest pop culture news, dig deep into Logan’s arc, plus discuss her debut novel “The Education of Margot Sanchez.”

Recorded 4.18.17 at The Dons Studio

You gotta read The Education of Margot Sanchez. We love. 
Also check out Lilliam’s beautiful essay on drinking and sobriety here.
Star Wars trailer.
Thor trailer.

Ep 79 – T.I. aka Lisa Jenkins is a New Edition and NKOTB hater.

We talk about Marches, #FuckThatPuto, How Ritzy almost chokes when Lisa confesses she never liked New Edition or NKOTB!

Recorded 1.26.17 at The Dons Studio

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or via Stitcher

Ep 78 – with Olive47: One Eyed Pink Sperm, the quiet episode

We got to see Olive47’s face, We talk Dbox, snowboarding disasters all while being our lowest volume episode ever (apologies).

Recorded 1.12.17 at The Dons Studio

Our special guest Olive47 (Artist) shows her face at The Dons Studio. You can see her amazing work HERE

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or via Stitcher

Ep 77 – with Dinora Walcott: The Question Is: Who Do You Want to Bang?

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New Year, new episode, and we’re joined by the lovely & talented Dinora Walcott to talk acting, TV, and being a Magical Motherfuckin’ Warrior! 

Recorded 1.11.17 at The Dons Studio

Some things to know about Dinora Walcott: actor & writer, member of the Mama Mafia, on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram.
Here’s a link to The Nerd Out on Stitcher.
Shout out to friend and former guest Lilliam Rivera – named a 2017 Face to Watch by the Los Angeles Times, please excuse! – whose debut YA novel, The Education of Margot Sanchez, is out on Feb 21!

Ep 76 – Pimp Cup for My Puss Puss

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We’re back to mourn our losses on The Walking Dead, surf the crimson wave, and catch up on a couple months’ worth of TV and movies!

Recorded 10.24.16 at The Dons Studio

Look who’s on Stitcher! Hint: it’s us.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Diva Cup (but were afraid to ask).
Go experience Moonlight, the movie.

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Ep 75 -with Shane Jessup: Bug Spray Meets Spray Paint Meets Sunscreen

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Friend & Familia Shane Jessup aka Ginger Snappers joins us to talk art, graphic design, TV, movies, and Psylocke hotness. 

Recorded 8.25.16 at The Dons Studio

Check out the super cool wall Shane just worked on and we discuss the first 1/4 of the episode….
Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 8.46.09 PMAnd the awesome books he’s worked on, including The History of Graffiti, a few awesome Sanrio books, and lots more!
Plus Shane on Instagram and his website.
Coming up: Highland Park Indie Film Fest which features the Army of Snipers crew.
An Open Letter to Warner Bros: hey WB, let’s listen.
Penny Dreadful is awesome. Check it out.

Ep 73 – My Chonies Are Getting Paid

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#DEMTHRONES, love for fellow podcasters, and a ton of Game of Thrones recapping (Cleganebowl!). 

Recorded 6/14/16 at Casa de Stranger. 

Some podcasts we’re loving: T.I loves hearing about food (no surprise) and checks out Good Food and Bon Appetit. If you like eats, also check out Food is the New Rock. Ritzy is all about The Black Guy Who Tips and Interracial Jawn – both awesome, highly recommend.
Don’t miss the #demthrones hashtag on Twitter!
Who’s with us on Tarzan?
RIP Blackfish. No respec was put on his name. The North remembers.

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Ep 72 – Cooter’s Palace (Coachella Edition)

cooterComin’ in hot with our special guest Derek Schaefer and Coachella, Stagecoach, collectibles, and 80s San Diego jingles. 

Recorded 5.21.16

Our special guest is The Mayor of Hollywood, Mista D, Diet Coke, D, aka the indomitable Derek Schaefer.
Don’t miss Desert Trip!
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Who remembers ShowBiz Pizza?

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Ep 71 – Precum Out There

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Ritzy finally sees Star Wars…and we rehash highlights! Plus The Walking Dead finale and Game of Thrones: get hyped!

Recorded April 12 2016 @ The Studio With No Name 

Gary Shandling and hyperthyroid. RIP, Gary.
Winter is Coming. On Your Face.
The latest GOT trailer!
We need your help naming our new studio in The Dons! Halp?

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Ep 70 – That’s Real

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It’s A Very Walking Dead episode with Ritzy & Lisa! Plus a bona fide love connection, “Paint Life” update, and TV round-up.

Recorded 3.22.16 at the As-Yet-Unnamed TNO Studios

Come to Ritzy’s Post-Surgery Celebration!
Lisa is worshipping at the altar of Bret Contreras. Strong Nerds!

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Ep 69 – Rehabbing

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Illegally downloading things (not that we’d know), Star Wars, parathyroid, The Walking Dead, and holy shit: it’s 2016. Happy New Year!

Recorded 3/4/16 @ Stranger Studios

Want to watch shit when you want to watch it? Get a Fire Stick. Sling TV. Antenna. Kodi. Popcorn Time. Ritzy is figuring it out for us.
Pow Wow Hawaii!
Parathyroid. Ritzy is hitting surgery for it, send her love!  What should she watch or read?
The Walking Dead Kills analytics…who doesn’t love data?
Good Food – awesome show – about Girl Scout cookies!

Ep 68 – Went Wrong Somewhere

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Last Ep of the year! Dedicated to Dave “Tigger” Wyatt: RIP, friend. We also salute Juan the Eagle, people we lost this year, the Khans, cholas, and some Walking Dead spoiler-respective mid-season love. 

Recorded 12.4.15 at Stranger Studios 

Check out Hardcore History, especially Wrath of Khans, a 5-parter.
Our friend Dave Wyatt aka Tigger: the sort of guy you run into out or at a show – likely behind the scenes – and instantly started smiling, knowing you’d shortly be laughing and talking smack and feeling like you’d known and loved him forever. We miss you, Dave. Thanks for leading such an impressive life and letting us be a part of it.
tiggertigger 2Ritzy is internet famous @ Veteranas y Rucas (see above): awesome photo chronicle of cholas and SoCal party crews from the 80s and 90s. LA Weekly article here. We are big fans.
Hey, check out Peaky Blinders! Or let us know if you’re watching. 

Ep 67 – She Is *Not* A Lady

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We’re joined by culinary hustler Rachael Narins to discuss the genius of Vanderpump Rules, vulgarity, the Ricktatorship, and cool stuff going on around town.

Recorded 11/13/15 in the TNO studio

You can find Rachael aka Chicks With Knives on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and you can join her mailing list via the website!
Do you have any podcast suggestions? Post to Facebook or Twitter! (Rachael recommends Call Your Girlfriend, Here’s The Thing, The Nerdist, Food is the New Rock, The Nordic Food Lab.)
Who is brave enough to hit LA Krampusfest with Ritzy and T.I.?

 

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Ep 66 – Dick On Your Shoulder

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We take a Crimson Peak field trip, share the Buckshot Gallery show (and Ritzy’s latest/awesome piece), and squee out on Star Wars, The Walking Dead, & Jameson.

Recorded 10.23.15

Ritzy had a piece in the big Buckshot Gallery show.
What is a chingona?
Check out the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory show if you’re in LA…or at least and bangin’ flyer. dmcboylehtsartsconpost

In the studio. IMG_5326Kelly Clarkson covers: Backstreet, Dolly, tons more awesomeness from KC.

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Ep 65 – This Is My Bitch Right Here

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Mud runs, wet dreams, and all the Fall TV you can watch…back in action!

Recorded 9.28.15 @ TNO HQ aka Ritzy’s Garage

Did you miss us? Hell, we missed each other! We spared you the deep, personal updates and launched right into the fun stuff….

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Ritzy had a sexy dream about Tom Hiddleston and Officially Gets It.
Tired of trailers giving everything away? You’re not alone, but there’s no end in sight.
Peeno Noir: An Ode to Black Penis.
Ritzy’s Pinterest ZA board. And Survival Mom! All resources you’ll need for the ZA.

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Ep 64 – Cholos Fighting Zombies

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With special guest Chester aka Erick Huerta aka El Random Hero! Plus dating tips, Mad Max, and our own personal war music.

Recorded 6.12.15 in our new studio (aka Ritzy’s Garage). 

You can find Erick online here, and his blog, plus on Twitter and Instagram.
The Gift of Fear: great book, TNO recommends.
Follow Ritzy’s Zapocalypse Pinterest board. Or Lisa’s!

Listen to the podcast here or on iTunes.

Ep 63 – Beer Bong Via Vag (aka April: We’re Out)

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Coachella! Avengers! Mad Max! Rosario Dawson! Lost Socks! Let’s pour some out and catch up. 

Recorded 5.9.15

No, seriously, go back and listen to our episode with Kano and Tracy.
An amazing dinner with Outstanding in the Field.
Go see Mad Max! Here’s some pix from the premiere.
Lisa guested on Show Nuff’s Walking Dead finale podcast: get all the gory details and episode breakdown with our friends there!
Ritzy went to the Manifest:Justice and met Rosario Dawson. If you’re in LA, check out the exhibit; if you’re elsewhere the website and associated media is thought-provoking, important stuff…check that out, too!
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Ep 62 – with Tracy Tubera and Kano: Fake Bitches You’d Bang

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Tracy Tubera! kaNO! Batman, Wedge, The Walking Dead, and our other heroes. About the most fun you can have while podcasting. 

Recorded 3.16.15

You can find Tracy Tubera living #dadlife on Instagram and Facebook and Twitter.
KaNO Kid #BringsHoodThingsToLife on Instagram and Facebook and Twitter. Ladies, please follow him.
Check out Fantasy Factory (look for the Asian guy that gets kicked in the face!).
Fake bitch kaNO would bang: Ursa from Superman II.
It’s Ritzy Periwinkle’s 9-year birthday!
Power Rangers fan flick – it’s amazing!

Ep 61 – They Sleep We Grind

lilliamAuthor Lilliam Rivera guests as we tackle writing & literature, what makes us nerds, and all our fave TV shows and movies.

Recorded 3.4.15

Lilliam Rivera is our special guest and she is an award-winning literary BADASS from The Bronx: her site and Literary Soundtrack on Sombra Radio. Find her on Twitter! (How rad is she?)
Check out Escala in LA’s Ktown. Good people, good food, good story. There’s always a Chino.
He could be gay: Tom Hardy in Peaky Blinders.
The Warriors.
Lisa guested on Memphis’ ShowNuff Podcast! Want some Walking Dead? This is your ‘cast.
Tackling Fresh Off The Boat.

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Ep 60 – Action & Emotion

mr-darcy-meme-2We’re joined by real life Dynamic Duo Megan Crane & Jeff Johnson, ship our enemies glitter, call Ghostbusters, and break down things we’re watching on big screen & small!

Recorded 2.2.15

A big thanks to Fame Fatale fans who kindly suggested some TV shows for our Lisa to watch! Steven, Tracy, Juan, and Christina: you guys rock. 
Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 3.01.26 PMWe chat with comic book artist Jeff Johnson and novelist Megan Crane. They have great insight into the creative process, some stellar techniques for procrastination, and a bit of industry dish…plus, they are warm and funny and we were instantly smitten with them (you will be, too).
Ship Your Enemies Glitter! Or just sell your business for $85K. Whatever.
Why the Age of the Kids Adventure Movie is Over
Lady Ghostbusters! You excited?
We just wanted to put Jason Momoa as Aquaman here. You’re welcome.
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Ep 59 – A Lot Of Guys Don’t Know That

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Shout outs to our homies at Show Nuff, working on our fitness, BBC vs. Netflix, Boyhood and Birdman, and boobs. (Always boobs.)

Recorded 1.20.15 – MLK Day!

If you love The Walking Dead or Southern Gents, check out Show Nuff Podcast! Please support Lisa’s Long Distance Twitter Dick.
Who wants to nerd out at a 10K obstackle mud run? Often imitated, never duplicated: World Famous Mud Run at Camp Pendleton!
Super Zero: Badass Journey Into Super Awesomeness. Watch this clever short. Thanks for sharing, Mitch!
A full list of BBC programming that will no longer be on Netflix as of Feb 1. Hurry, go watch!

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Ep 58 – Saddest Con ever + end of year wrap up!

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We wrap up 2014, a year of highs and lows. Lisa breaks down her Chris Hardwick dream. Idris Elba as James Bond?!! YES PLEASE!! Ritzy experiences the “Saddest Con Ever” in Sac Town and so much more. 

Recorded 12.29.14

Saddest Con Ever video/evidence
Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please” – Ritzy Loved it
Interpol’s performance
When worlds collide Walking Dead + Interpol


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Ep 57 – Heartbreak

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Break up hiatus: achievement unlocked. Heartbreak Radio, Dcon, movie trailer wrap up, The Walking Dead, and Bill Cosby ruining our collective childhoods one rape allegation at a time. (Also, we kinda wanted this episode to be titled “Don’t Douche” but iTunes didn’t like that.) 

Recorded 12.5.14

Ritzy guested on LA’s Heartbreak Radio. You gotta listen, it’s amazing. Do not be surprised: there is Morrissey.
She also hit the ever-awesome Dcon here in LA. Next year: a Nerd Out booth!
Ritzy’s DIY Cleaning Pinterest board. But not for your hooha. That shit is just fine as-is, ladies.
Check out Vice’s Munchies food video channel.
Trailers: Star Wars, Star Wars a la Wes AndersonJurassic Park, Pan.

Ep 56 – Heat Wave In LA

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 11.04.01 AMKevin Smith, Book of Life, Road Trips, the new TV season, and music videos…back to school, y’all!

Recorded September 30, 2014

Lisa’s best birthday gift just might be a Colour Me Bad coloring book featuring Benedict Cumberbatch…thanks, Ritzy! (But a big shout out to the signed Shooting the Shit with Kevin Smith book.)
Ritzy unboxes her Funko Book of Life POP! La Muerte
Kevin Smith on Nerdist, numero tres!
Probably the only time we will be linking to Taylor Smith. Hopefully not the first time we link to Sia. 

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Ep 55 – Gotta Support No Matter What

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Star Wars, Roy Choi, food, TV, and a kinda massive catch-up!

Recorded 8.23.14

Star Wars Land at Disneyland?
We heart Roy Choi!
Book of Life toys!
ALS (in case you live under a rock), plus Hiddleston!
New Kevin Smith movie news!
Why Outlander is the feminist adventure badass TV show you should watch.

Ep 54 – Walk The Floor

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We went to SDCC, y’all! It’s our very special Nerd Prom episode: recap, news, and walkin’ the floor. 

Recorded 7.29.14

Kevin Smith’s new movie, Tusk, made its trailer debut.
Does anyone need to see folks cosplaying Pennywise? No?
What about famous people cosplaying so they can walk the floor?
There was the Game of Thrones blooper reel. And casting news.
How about Batman vs. Superman sneak peek?
We’re excited for Outlander (but not about having to get Starz to watch).
There’s a new Hobbit trailer…and this photo happened.

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The Walking Dead gang is back together. And fucking with the wrong people.
One of the best things we saw was the Mad Max teaser!
And we’re pleased to see the SDCC community taking harassment seriously. Let nerds be nerds, yo.
And finally, we are beyond excited for the gorgeous Book of Life trailer!

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Ep 53 – That’s Comic Con

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Comic Con a-comin’ and so are we! We break down our sched: parties, things we wanna see, and WTF to wear. Plus Ritzy’s Zac Efron crush, the latest on our beloved Kevin Smith, not letting go of The Walking Dead, and more!

Friday night @ SDCC we’ll be hitting the Rock The Con Tribal Streetwear/Gunner Gunner party before heading to Hollywood Babble On @ House of Blues. There will be Kevin Smith stalking.
Plus: new Kevin Smith Tusk poster debuts.
Who’s watching the new Halle Berry TV show?
New Dilated Peoples music, video, and album coming soon! Check out the cool limited edition package.
And Lisa highly recommends the new Old 97s album, Most Messed Up.

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Ep 52 – Beat up some homeless people, smoke some crack, and f@*k Lindsay Lohan

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We hammer a nail in Game of Thrones S4 and discuss what we’re watching next (hint: mermaids are real), plus a big ole roundup of World Cup, Zac Efron, and breaking a sweat. And hey: apologies for the sound quality!

Recorded June 26, 2014

Hey, review us on iTunes!
Game of Thrones Warrior Name…what’s yours? The Disgraced and The Virgin want to know!
Watching the World Cup? Check out Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’s FIFA coverage – hilarious.
Lisa is training for a 5k…wanna join? Any advice?
NWA biopic. Niggaz4Life y’all.
5 things you need to know about The Leftovers. Are you watching?
MERMAIDS NOW. There are not words for this. We just…we can’t even.

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Ep 51 – Hainese Chicken In Your Mouth

photoThe Nerd Out Gang hits the road on a Hainese Chicken Quest! Plus Roy Choi and guava cheese pot pies, getting sucker-punched by sad movies, A Guide to X-Men Movies, and the Big 4-0!

Recorded 6.4.14

Hainese Chicken with Rice! We took a field trip with some Nerd Out pals – Luke, Kano, Rolf, Ash – to The Green Zone in San Gabriel Valley, to capture the awesomeness of HCwR (which Ritzy had in Singapore and is dying to have Stateside). Please see our reaction shots to dinner, above.
Ritzy also ate The Best Thing Ever, Guava Cheesecake, at Roy Choi‘s Pot.
Instructions Not Included. Nor are tissues or Prozac.
Snoop and Seth Rogan get high and talk Game of Thrones.

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Ep 50 – with Charlotte Stokely: I’m a Porn Star!

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It’s our 50th episode with Charlotte Stokely! We talk sex, superheroes, D&D, and the best of pop culture. (Midlife crisis, eat your heart out.) 

Recorded 5.8.14

Check out our friend Charlotte online and on Twitter.
Jimmy Fallon & Emma Stone have a kind of amazing lip-sync-off. (How rad is her dress?)
Zak Smith is a rad DM, and we want to invite ourselves.
Billy On The Street!
What Charlotte loves: Battlestar Galactica, X Files, Fringe, Switched at Birth.
Baby Lit! Best books for smart ‘rents.
Maca!
The same 4 or 5 questions we ask everyone: Thor, itty bitty race cars, dinosaurs, redneck, TuPac. We don’t mess with married men. Thanks, Charlotte.

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Episode 49 – Wasting No Time Throwing Him in Some Tank Tops & Shit

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We survive Coachella Weekend 1 with a lil’ dose of Jared Leto. Los Planetas, Sket One does Darth Vader, and general sleep deprivation. 

Recorded 4.14.14

Los Planetas live in concert!
Sket One’s Our Father Darth Vader. Is. Amazing.
See and meet Ritzy at the awesome annual Eat Your Art Out. Orrrr see her at “Music In Our Paint.” That’s gonna be amazing. We will be there, let us know if you’re coming!
Chris Evans on Jimmy Fallon…as Jimmy says, “If you’ve ever wanted to hear stories of how a young Chris Evans tore down a bunch of wallpaper (and blamed his brother) and managed to misbehave so badly that he failed to see ‘Ace Ventura’ three times, this is your lucky day.”
Ritzy finally finished Kevin Smith’s book!
RIP TV Without Pity.

Episode 48 – Nonchalant about shit

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All about That Walking Dead Episode, Spartans & Greeks & Persians: oh my!, taking cosplay to a new level, and Ritzy (finally) feels the Benedict Cumberbatch tingles. 

Recorded 3.21.14

Going to Comic Con? Going to the first-ever SDCC fashion show?
The battle of Thermopylae. Best battle ever.
DVDASA, our new podcast peeps! Check out David Cho on Smodcast, and Kevin Smith returning the favor by showing up to DVDASA.

Episode 47 – Burning Question

fictionalcharactersTormented by hot fictional characters, overwhelmed by things on TV, dying to get your SCIENCE on? We are here for you. 

Recorded 2.26.14

Hit us up if you want some stickers!
Zapocalypse burning question: If someone is shot ink the head, do they still come back as zombies? Help!
Holler for Cosmos.
Burning, insanely nerdy question: If you could have sex with any fictional character, who would it be? Please see our collage, above, detailing some of our reader – and your loverly hostesses’ – submissions. We still would love to hear your thoughts, leave them on our Facebook page….

Episode 46 – Hershel’s Zombie Head

justice-league-zack-snyderAll hail the return of The Walking Dead! And that ONE question we want you to answer. Plus King of the Nerds, The Returned, SNL, Disclosure & lots more. 

Recorded 2.14.14

We’re on Instagram, nerds!
Okay, our BURNING question: WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTER WOULD YOU HAVE SEX WITH? Post in comments. We are debating this one for a cage match on next episode.
Not only do we love the Jaguar Super Bowl commercial, but we found out “friend of podcast” Milland Raval worked on it. Holler!
Is the Batman v Superman movie delay because they are actually filming a Justice League movie? Or both back to back?
Lisa is watching King of the Nerds. It’s terrible. Can’t…avert…eyes….
Jim Parsons will be hosting SNL! Ritzy is so excited.
We LOVE French TV show The Returned. Catch a marathon/repeats on Sundance channel.
Disclosure with Sam Smith – new Nerd Out fave.
Paper, the new Facebook app, is awesome.

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Episode 45 – Bombs of Awesome in Your Mouth

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SDCC countdown, baked goods, Lex Luthor, Grammys: good & bad, screener time, RIP Ya Heard Show.

Recorded 1.31.14

All this clean livin’ has Lisa jonesing for DONUT FRIEND. (Come on, don’t you want to stuff them all in your face?!) Salutations to our fellow music biz refugees!
#SDCC badge: it’s done been gotten. You going?
Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor?! Was Michael Cera busy that month?
CRUSH BEAT: our dear Tom Hiddleston originally auditioned for the role Thor, and it’s half SNL skit/half cramazing/half sorta hot. (FYI, Hiddleston is 6’2″ and Hemsworth is 6’3″. Now we know.)
It’s an annual holiday in LA: SCREENER TIME! Ritzy is all caught up on her movies, what have you been watching?
Lisa attended the Grammy Merit Awards Ceremony and was in the same room as a Beatle. The whole thing was pretty cool. Check out the highlights. 
The Walking Dead returns! And man, does Rick looks rough.

 

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Episode 44 – Crush Beat

sherlock2014 brings a slew of new goodness: Sherlock lives! Clean livin’! Thrones sneak peek! Crush beat! Hormones!

Recorded 1.20.14

There’s a new Game of Thrones trailer. Thoughts?
Outlander. Jamie Fraser. A million squees at once, silenced by this first trailer.
First ever CRUSH BEAT: Hiddleston vs Cumberbatch dance off (we’re calling Hidds the winner), and Hiddleston’s Jaguar commercial…so deliciously evil.

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Episode 43 – The Ho Ho Hollerdays

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Ho ho ho…ho’s! Last ep of year. We attend Hollywood Babble On: have a John Hughes moment in the bathroom, don’t get our letter read, and Lisa gets drunk. A good time is had by all. We nerd out on Godzilla, SciFi, Sherlock, and – naturally! – much more.

Recorded 12.19.13

The episode of Hollywood Babble On that we attended.
Coming soon: Washington DC’s Museum of SciFi. We want it!
Goddamn, we are excited for Godzilla.
Sherlock makes you smarter. We think you should make a resolution to watch/catch up in 2014!
Check out Roy Choi’s book. We love him.
Telltale is developing a Game of Thrones game!
Tom Colicchio on Food is the New Rock

Episode 42 – Eating Slim Jims & Shit

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In honor of Douglas Adams! We spend most of the ep discussing The Walking Dead mid-season finale, but also see see movies and TV, and also dead people. 

Recorded 12.3.13

We’re going to Hollywood Babble On…finally! Our podcast inspiration!
Twenty Rangers For 20 Years – awesome Power Rangers art show in LA.
We met Christabel Nsiah-Buadi and she interviewed Michonne right on the cusp of her Walking Dead appearance…we love them both.
Check out the French “zombie” series, The Returned. It’s on our DVR/to do lists.
…and you MUST watch Sherlock! FINALLY coming back!
The Walking Dead. Wow. TV Without Pity is our fave forum if you want to chat with other fans.

 

Episode 41 – Don’t Make Ritzy Sad

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DCon, Walking Dead (of course!), superheroes, moves like Jagger, bird watching, and some blooooood-sucking.

Recorded 11.20.14

Ritzy did some DCon.
The Walking Dead…RIP Billy Hardwick.
Simon Baker has moves like Jagger. Serious Mick Off.
Bird Jizz; it’s the word. One way to take it.
Marvel has a villain problem. We’re up all night to get Loki.
THE KILLING IS NOT DEAD!
Lisa loves Dracula…you watching?

Episode 40 – Shame Boner

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Jizm, m’lady! DCon, Team Carol vs. Team Rick, Disneyland, Daylight Savings, and the one-two Tom Hiddleston/Benedict Cumberbatch punch. 

Recorded 11.6.13

Who hit DCon? Bent Con?
Daylight Savings + Kids = trouble
Paul F. Thompkins & Katee Sackhoff are awesome.
NBD: Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller doing Frankenstein.
Did you need to see Kevin Smith’s O face?
Entomology of the word JIZM. I mean…we’re here to deliver the academia, folks.
Tom Hiddleston dances! (And a little bonus for the Hiddleston fans: Why Tom Hiddleston is a Disney Prince.)
Why aren’t the Walking Dead actors more famous? Story in Hollywood Reporter.

Episode 39 – Can’t go cold turkey in the Zapocalypse!

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Jar Jar, Cumberbitches, Fall TV season, Chris Hardwick = cylon, nerdy art, novel writing, and sundry murder & mayhem…all in a day’s work.

Recorded 10.23.13

DCon is happening! November 9-10 in Pasadena. It’s awesome, hit us up if you’re going and we can hang. Don’t miss Ritzy’s inclusion in 99 Deaths of Jar Jar.
Cumberbitches on Reddit. Are you one? Check Cumberbatch out in his AMAZING Reddit AMA.
Tom Hiddleston? Gem of a ging.
hiddlestonNuclear Gallery Big Bang Theory exhibit…RAD!
In LA? Take a lurid, disturbing, and very awesome Esotouric tour.
One of Chris Hardwick’s clones will be on @midnight. The cylons look like us now….
Anyone want to join Lisa in NaNoWriMo? Let’s write a novel in November! The Night Circus, Like Water for Elephants, and many more novels got their start here. Hit us up on social media if you want to be writing buddies!
We love The Avett Brothers. Check ’em out on their site, and Ritzy suggests starting with one of the live albums.

Episode 38 – Everyone’s gotta have that one werewolf homeboy

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Special guest Leslie Gornstein aka The Fame Fatale schools us on all things media (and maybe wears her Star Trek uniform). New Fall TV season, gender & pop culture, and the finer points of the Whedonverse. 

Recorded 9.26.13

Our special guest Leslie is The Fame Fatale…on Twitter and Facebook. She’s awesome and you should follow her.
To read: The Book of Lost Things.
We can never resist a plug for Hollywood Babble On, our favorite podcast.
Rawk me, bawdy shawp!
Our pal Luke Cheuh is on James Deen Loves Food.
For Leslie: What to play until new Dragon Age? Help us out! (Aside from Spiderweb Software?)

Episode 37 – Metal Just Wasn’t Getting Me Laid

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We are proud TV addicts in our big, beary podcast with special guest Luke Chueh! 

Recorded August 21, 2013

Luke’s website, Twitter, Facebook. Check out his show in LA – Random Acts of Sadness – til September 7th.
Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins – fuck, marry, kill with Ritzy’s joke-delivery guru.
See Dave Grohl’s Sound City and know your music roots, kids. And The Impossible (but bring a hankie). And throw in some of BBC’s Orphan Black.
…but do NOT see The Canyons. (Still highly suggest this great read: Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie.)
You don’t need to be drunk to watch Drunk History on Comedy Channel…but you might need to be for ICP Theater.
Watch the Oldboy trailer.

Top 3 Smart Devices For Mobile Gaming

Guest post by Tomas Lambert

Planning to ditch your current smartphone? Since 2013 has an abundance of high-end devices, it would be really hard to choose which one is perfect, especially if you are a fan of mobile phone gaming. If you are scouting for the best smartphones on the market, we have an arsenal of the top-notch phones for you to choose from.

HTC One. HTC’s newest flagship phone is far more than its beautiful exteriors. Its 4.7 inch display is designed with a full HD resolution that offers sharp and crisp display. The HTC One has refined a lot of essential features such as its sound quality and camera resolution. Since HTC is known for its really good smartphones, you don’t need to worry about encountering lags and really slow touch responses while aiming to ace pocketfruity’s Spaced Out. Several HTC mobile phone owners really recommend this newest unit, if you are really looking for a premium device that won’t disappoint you.

Samsung Galaxy S4. Everyone got pretty hyped when this newest addition to the Samsung Galaxy series was released earlier this year. The S4’s LCD display resolution as well as its sensitive touch screen is said to be similar to or even better than the iPhone 5’s. Apart from its incomparable LCD resolution, the S4 has multiple lock screen widgets, compared to other smart devices which have only one. Samsung S4 is available in two different colors: Black Mist and White Frost.

Apple iPhone 5. The latest smartphone from Apple came in with new features, including the improved version of Apple’s voice assistance, Siri. This app provides more detailed information and suggests various apps for your everyday needs. It has also added new options in its camera application as well as included more security to its data settings.

Sony Xperia Z. This mobile phone has dared to showcase its 5 inch full HD display, getting an edge against HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Sony Xperia 4 is said to be lighter and more efficient in terms of battery life; another opportunity for you to have longer play time.

Episode 36 – Comic Con: 2 of my favorite people

We went to Comic Con! Movies, TV, toys, parties, pretty people, Ritzy channeling Gene Simmons, and too much crowd….

Recorded July 26, 2013

SDCC Cosplay = biggest nerds, total rockstars.
Batman vs Superman! The Dark Knight Returns…finally on screen?
Loki crashes the Marvel panel! Awesomeness ensues!
Things nobody cares about at Comic Con.
Things nobody cares about for MTV’s terrible nerd series.

Episode 35 – Premature Comic Conjaculation

Some Comic pre-Con (what should we check out?), Roy Choi adoration, good/bad/too much TV, and mad ginger love. 

Recorded July 11, 2013

San Diego Comic Con…so much goodness!

…Find us via Twitter (@thenerdout) and let’s hook up for photos, interviews, big hugs, and sloppy kisses (especially if you’re a gem of a ginger).

We are BIG food nerds and one of our idols is Roy Choi. Ritzy checked out his new 3 Worlds Cafe and we geek out on how rad he is.
We’re pretty huge Food Is The New Rock fans. Check it out.
BEARS. EATING. SALMON.
Fanfic writer Vendetta Lee now has Lisa watching Teen Wolf. Effu.
Outlander. Nerds, get ready to discuss this one for the next year.

 

Episode 34 – Much Ado About Stalking

Much Ado About Stalking, Dick In A Box, Hannibal, Don Draper vs Peggy, new MySpace, summer movies, and TV both underrated & cancelled.

Recorded 6.14.13

Before we get all NSFW, how about Nancy B’s Science Club? For the smart young ladies in your life.
MySpace is new (yet) again!
San Diego Comic Con has a toy map for you. See ya there?
We figured out where Joss Whedon lives, based on the awesome Much Ado About Nothing filmed at his home (and with a little help from Google).  Yes, we’re stalkers. Don’t let that scare you away from this gorgeous interpretation. Viva Joss!
Chronicle is an entertaining movie.
You can watch Hannibal in a million places for free: Hulu, Amazon, NBC, etc. Best new series in a while. Do it.
The Killing, too…you will need to hit Netflix.

 

 

Episode 33 – You’d Just Hit Everybody

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Lisa returns from 3 weeks in the desert: Coachella, Coachella, Stagecoach; aka The Coaches.
GIPSY DANGER in the house! How excited are we for Pacific Rim? And how awesome are the trading cards?
New podcast we like is Food is the New Rock. And while you’re adding new podcasts, check out our friend Leslie’s new jam: The Fame Fatale.
Geeklings & Parental Units…for your LA parental meet-up needs.
Conando does White House Press Dinner.
Check out Tom + Lorenzo’s analysis of Mad Men fashion. Totally mind blowing.

Episode 32 – Out Like A G

Learn to love Chris Hardwick, smell Ryan Gosling’s balls, discuss Zapocalypse strategy via The Walking Dead, and nerd out on space cowboys from the future (no really: give Lisa a shout). 

Recorded 4.4.13

LACMA’s Live Read – T.I checked out The Usual Suspects, nice coverage from Darkly Dexter.
Did you like TWD finale? You better be watching The Talking Dead with Lisa’s new boyfriend Chris Hardwick!
Hot or Not: Governor edition. “The eyepatch and the psycho and the eyepatch…he just keeps getting hotter.” – Lisa B. “Gross.” – Ritzy P.
Colbert vs Franco Tolkien smackdown.
Billy in the Street. Ryan Gosling’s balls…WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
The Dark Knight Returns. Read it, already.
Things we covet: Stainless Steel Sharpie.
Music We’re Feelin: King Khan & The Shrines.
And seriously…can Lisa stop saying “um”?

 

Episode 31 -There Oughta Be A Law

We do Walking Dead @ Paleyfest (lucky us!), run down what we’re watching, and give ourselves a fright. 

Recorded 3.7.13

 

Walking Dead @ Paleyfest.
Zombies Run! You brave?
Wait…you really brave? The Great Horror Camp Out!
TV we love: Ripper StreetSherlockHouse of CardsThe Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Our fave special guest Matt Mogk is also on Talking Dead! And a year ago he hung with us.
Sumer Is Acumen In. Break it down.

 

Episode 30 – What’s up Balrogs?

Art! TV! Zombies! Clothes! Urine! Nerd out with us in our latest podcast, and let’s start planning our Comic Con meet up. 

Recorded 1.31.13

Ritzy is doing Art Hustle along with a bunch of other amazing artists. If you’re an art collector or appreciator, you gotta check it out.
When The Zombies Come. Short that got props at Sundance.
Lisa B LOVES Fringe and will mourn the end for a long ass time. If you’re not watching the best X-Files-y show since the X Files, you better answer for yourself.
Where do you fall: pro King of the Nerds or not? Kick their ass and take their lunch money or no?
ROBOT WARS! And now: Robot Combat League.
Anthony Bourdain, we still love you. Even with The Taste.
Pride & Prejudice at 200. P&P? You do not look your age.
Sun Rai: music we love. Yacht rock and slow jams…let’s have a beer and watch the sunset.
Black Milk Clothing for the hot, fit ladies in your life. We are DYING for the Map of Middle Earth leggings!
Lisa is on Good Reads…wanna friend?
Palladia!
As dessert, check out this hot pic TI found of Ritzy a couple Art Hustle’s ago:

Episode 29 – Feliz Año Nuevo

Welcome to 2013! Wishing you all the best movies, music, TV, books, art in the new year…plus Liam Neeson’s cock.

Recorded 1.11.13

As big fans of Hollywood Babble On, Kevin Smith, and Ralph Garman, the least we can do is share in their affection for Liam Neeson’s private parts. Which, the man himself admits matter-o-factly in an interview, is pretty huge. (For HBO’s “Liam Neeson’s cock is so big…” website gag, check it out! [See what we did there?])
DUDE. Robotech. Fan-made trailer for non-existent movie which – fingers crossed – may happen.
If you’re a hip hop fan, check out The Art of Rap.
Highclere Castle is the Downtown Abbey digs. Tour it! (Or at least check out some beautiful shots.)
King of the Nerds. New TV show on TBS.
We love our local museum: LACMA! Couple awesome exhibits right now, including the Kubrick one.
Games Lisa is playing: The Walking Dead, Little Big Planet. Got any suggestions?

 

Episode 28 – Octopussy!

Miss us? Babies had (!!!), movies and TV watched, expletives not deleted,  panties shed, holidays celebrated…NBD. 

Ralph Garman’s Mom passed away. She will be missed.
Trailers: Pacific Rim, After Earth, Man of Steel, Warm Bodies, Oblivion, Iron Man.
Ian McKellan takes over The Hobbit’s Twitter feed – Ask Gandalf! Did you see The Hobbit? What did you think? Leave a comment!
Watch Live from Daryl’s House!
Palladia TV is awesome. Check to see if you get it – it’s basic cable package in LA.
Downton Abbey returns…do you watch?
If you’re not watching Fringe…you should be.
If you like pretty ladies in various states of undress, and you like Battlestar Galactica, you should definitely own the Acting Outlaws calendar with Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer!
Why didn’t I get to learn about science from the Wu Tang Clan? Such a cool idea.
Don’t miss Bear McCreary’s AMA on Reddit – super good stuff for BSG and Walking Dead fans.

 

 

Episode 27 – Just crushin’ titties.

Lady Expendables! Busty bras from Aliens’ mucho macho Private Vasquez! Cat burglary 411! Defending Warcraft (the candidate won… take that)! There’s much ado about nothing in our latest podcast, and we hope you’ll join us. Drill bits optional.

Recorded 10.9.12 – yeah, we’re running behind, folks!

Remember Private Vasquez in Aliens? Now she owns a couple bra stores for D cups + up in LA…for busty ladies who want to kick some ass. We approve.

Ritzy cracks a MFin’ safe, y’all.
Little Lotus Part II video trailer.
Army of Snipers – Ritzy’s crew – have a sizzle reel of highlights from their Little Lotus work.
“Lady Expendables”: action chicks kicking ass. Yes please. Add Michelle Rodriguez and Zoe Bell and Lisa will die happy…if she doesn’t die before the next movie. (I’m losing sleep. – Lisa)
Firefly. Reunion. Special. FIREFLY REUNION SPECIAL.
Ready Player One. We like to read, and you might like this. What are YOU reading?
New Interpol. Yes. Amazing packages and nice price, to boot.
Now…we hate to get on a soapbox. Regardless of your political views, we love ya. But this shit is beyond fucked. (Update: she won. For the Horde!)
Check out our sweet drill bits.


 

 

Episode 26 – with Ayleen Gaspar – A Nerdgasm Bukkake

We adore special guest and fellow nerd girl Ayleen Gaspar, wonder if Comic Con has jumped the shark, and geek out on watches, CPR, scary movies, and our various nerdcrushes.

Recorded 10.27.11

You can find Ayleen on Toy Break (which kicks MASSIVE ass and you should run/not walk to see it if you haven’t yet), at October Toys, and show coordinator/HBIC at DesignerCon aka D*Con. If you’re in So Cal, you MUST check out D*Con: Comic Con minus the crush of people and heavy on toys.
At D*Con last year we loved Brandon Griffith’s Legos. Nerdgasm bukkake!
Don’t miss Sucklord and The Super Suck Up at this year’s D*Con.
Are you a Comic Con-er? Thoughts on the most recent Cons?
Ritzy loves male novella Sons of Anarchy (and especially Flip aka Tommy Flanagan).  Flip. Not Phillip.
Vannen Watches are cool – check out their Walking Dead and Descendants watches!
Mama vs Mama. Just…don’t watch this shit before you go to bed.
No Reservations. Rollin’ a tear that it’s coming to an end.
Do you need to be un-baby’d?

Episode 25 – Touch us; we’re ready.

If you’re going to be a tool, be this badass B&D modular tool. Little Lotus & onion chopping & supporting art, Space Shuttle Endeavor, musical theatre, not-fat idols, and the like. 

Recorded 6.3.12

Ritzy went on a Little Lotus adventure and made the world a better place. Check out the documentary.
Are you playing Mists of Pandaria? Do you play…as a girl?
Robert Pattinson in a limo.
Nathan Fillion does not need to diet to keep our love.
David Boreanaz is also not fat, and we’re v. cool with him bucking the Moonlighting curse.
Fuck you, City of LA.
CHECK THE TECH! We have a serious ladyboner for Black & Decker Modular Tool.

Episode 24 – with Sarah Jo Marks – There Was A Little Eau D’Nerd

We chat with Sarah Jo Marks: DKE/Suck Con HBIC, toy impresario, specs nerd, and all-around awesome gal. Plus a visit to LA’s Comikaze and a shout out to Creepy LA and Stan Lee. 

Recorded 9.23.12

Sarah Jo on Twitter, plus Suck Con @ Designer Con…and DKE, her company! Also, her personal nerd out LA Eye Works. The Vader Project is SO cool and you should buy the catalogue. Check it out.
Comikaze coverage! Lisa hits the newest LA con, and here’s her coverage courtesy of awesome friends at Creepy LA. (T.I. is apparently a bigger 9 year old than her 9 year old date.)
Our pal Matt from Zombie Research Society was there!
…So was Hyperactive Monkey!
Aliens Vs Zombies Convention.
Stan Lee’s doc, With Great Power.
Lids: Gangnam Style on SNL.
We love The Voice!

 

Episode 23 – Reach Out & Touch Me With Your Fake Sperm Mechanism

Your hostesses beat the LA heat with some fun listener feedback, Lisapalooza (TM), Stan Lee’s Comikaze, returning TV faves, and GZA. As an added bonus, we debate the pros/cons of freaky sex toys. (You’re welcome.)

Recorded 9.14.12

Holler, Big Kev’s Geek Stuff! Thanks for the listen, we love your podcast too. 🙂
Don’t be caught without your bug-out bag, courtesy of Zombie Apocalypse Store.
In case your sex life isn’t complete…have you tried monster cocks?
WE LOVE HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON! Check out the amazing podcast, and also Kevin Smith’s Spoilers on YouTube.
Did anyone hit Stan Lee’s Comikaze? What did you think?
Ritzy is psyched for Boardwalk Empire.
New Nerd Out must see TV: Toy Hunter!
Anyone watching Copper?
GZA’s new science album, Dark Matter. Mad science. (For a chance to win tix to see GZA in LA, listen to TNO’s [evil] sister podcast Ya Heard! Show.)
Gangnam style meets Dodgers.
Readers: check out The Blade Itself.

Episode 22 – That Was Pretty #!%&ing Ninja

Wherein your hostesses LOVE you, attend Celebrity Celebrity, do battle with flying cockroaches, fear the Dibbuk Box, vent about True Blood, and Dub Step (photo from awesome Kill The Noise video). Happy Labor Day, comrades!

Recorded 8.28.12

Lisa aka TI flew solo to Celebrity Celebrity and got her geek on for a good cause…while totally crushing out on Nathan Fillion, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco, and Josh Homme. As LA Weekly says, “In what may be the most meta-est example of fund-raising parlor games, Largo at the Coronet hosted the Pablove Foundation‘s version of a Celebrity deathmatch last night.” Read more – it was AMAZEBALLS.
Hey, wanna Pinterest-friend us? If you need man-candy, check out Ritzy’s MENS board…Lisa keeps a nerdy board, too.
Ritzy did battle with Periplaneta americana. (Pleased to announce she won.)
The Possession – in theaters now! – is a Sam Raimi film based on a story Lisa found, and in turn made into an awesome story in LA Times by our friend Leslie Gornstein. Recommended reading. Leslie is also on E! (Leslie, I love you and did not need to see the premiere xo Lisa)
“That was pretty fucking ninja.” Great quote from Generation Kill…also in Medal of Honor! Homage!
We love all things Top Chef. On now: TC Masters.
Kill The Noise video. Fucking awesome. Also awesome: Skrillex’s (Skrillexi?) vid for First Year of the Equinox. And he named his label OWSLA…he gains some serious Watership Down cool points for that.

Episode 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recorded 8.24.12

In which your hostesses marvel at the Avril + Nickelback wackness, give and receive gifts,  diss remakes, love books, and offer some movie-going tips for their fellow Angelenos. 

 

Loverly Image above by Luke Chueh
CELEBRITY CELEBRITY! “Celebs” playing the game Celebrity. Nathan Fillion (aka Lisa’s future husband), Katee Sackhoff (aka Lisa’s future wife [in a few states]) Sarah Silverman, Michael Trucco, Michael Ian Black, Busy Phillips, Josh Homme (gem of a ging) and tons more: T.I. flew solo and washed her pits/wore something low cut. Update next Ep.
Amazon Prime is our new addiction.
T.I. participated in Reddit’s Secret Santa/Arbitrary Day…and was matched with a badass gift giver (finally). Liltrixxy rocks!
Arclight Cinemas, Nerding Out cinema of choice.
Red Dawn 2013: yea or nay?
Late to the Carly Jepson party? Don’t worry. Here’s Fallon’s version.
DIE ANTWOORD!
Kevin Smith’s new book went old school on this vs. Audio Book
We’re fussy about art books, but highly recommend Luke Chueh’s new one. He’s one of our faves.
To read: Dresden FilesMartian Chronicles. You can rent Bradbury’s house in Palm Springs! It’s gorgeous.
ZOMBIE PROM!  Some of the most amazing zombie pix we’ve seen lately.

Episode 20

 

 

 

 

 

We’re addicted. Comic Con, movies, Olympics…and pharma. And bugs. But you’ll have to listen.

Dilaudid. Our new drug of choice.
We missed Comic Con aka SDCC. We have the feels about it, but thinking a smaller Con is in our future.
Neil Gaiman’s commencement address. (Not Neil Diamond.)
Kevin Smith loves Ritzy more than he loves TI. 😉
We love the Olympics. USA! USA! And: SI MEXICO!

Episode 19 with Author Chris Farnsworth

Super special guest, author Chris Farnsworth, joins us to talk about his newest President’s Vampire tale, “Red, White & Blood”…plus lots of other writerly, pop culture-y, and monstery stuff. Plus we bend it like Fassbender, drink the Ice T, and get It on. Big ups to our home town, Whale’s Vagina.

Nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nineteen. 

Recorded 6.15.12

Chris Farnsworth’s site. Learn about the books, read his awesome blog posts, and check out his awesome short story about Saturday Night Live and the zombie apocalypse. Wish we had more time to talk!
Artist Chip Kidd makes us want to judge a book by its cover.
We LOVE the new Sherlock. You should watch.
Listener Gary suggests Marjorie Lui for our summer nerdy read-a-thon. Lisa is going to read and get back to you. Thanks for the recommendation! Keep ’em coming.
The Family Cullen. Rob Pattinson is so over it.
The Art of Rap! Ice T’s new hip hop doc. We gotta see it. Got 99 Problems? Check out the OG.
It is back. It scares us.
RIP, Ray Bradbury.
The last scene of the last Mad Men…genius and magical.

 

Episode 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME OF MFIN THRONES! We bid you adieu. Plus Mad Men, Kevin Smith, other podcasts we love, an aborted trip to the MTV Movie Awards, a LOT of people-whose-names-we-can’t-remember, and reading (it’s FUNdamental)!

Recorded 6.5.12

Art Hustle cards announced. There will be – drum roll, please – a Ritzy Periwinkle card!
Have we mentioned lately that you should check out Hollywood Babble On, our favoritest podcast?
T.I. attended the True Blood premiere. Here’s a gallery of the pretty people in attendance.
Ritzy attended the Nerdist “live” podcast. We love Nerdist…episode 200, with Kevin Smith, was pretty awesome. Lots of talk about podcasting if you’re a fellow or aspiring ‘caster!
Lisa’s fave online message boards for TV: TV Without Pity!
The Nerd Out Summer Reading List:
The Walking Dead Compendium 1. Good read, highly recommended.
REAMDE
Ready Player One
Storm Front – Dresden Files Book 1

Episode 17

 

 

 

 

 

 


So this happened.

Coachella – in all its fringed, headdress-ed “beauty;” Chris Hardwicke, Joss Whedon, Game of Thrones, Girls, general nerdiness. Spoilers ahoy!

…and 50 Shades of Grey. Yeah, even your nerdy hostesses with the mostesses are not immune to poorly-written-yet-addictive suburban BDSM. So sue us.

Recorded 5.25.12

Hey, Titanic? Yeah, your stars got called out.
Don’t miss the LA Ink Stains Prom! Or the super awesome comic book.
Black Widow had 3rd-most-screentime in Avengers…avenge that!
Don’t miss Joss’ high-five to his fans in this super sweet letter to Whedon fandom. Makes us feel good to be peeps.
Being Elmo. We suggest you be. Bring a hankie.
…have we mentioned lately that you should listen to Hollywood Babble On?
Our friend The Answer Bitch breaks down how much an episode of Game of Thrones costs. Spoiler alert: a lot.
We’re (begrudgingly) giving it up for HBO’s Girls.
We read 50 Shades of Grey like it was our job. Our low-paying, unfulfilling, terribly embarrassing job.
Mary Sue, meet Gary Stu, meet Christian Grey.
Want to shop in a ZOMBIE INFESTED SHOPPING MALL? Yeah, we’re not so sure either.

 

Episode 16


 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus-length episode in which Lisa cops to Nerdist-envy, Ritzy brings some sweet new tunes, and The Nerd Out ladies take a couple field trips (Act of Valor, Paley Center Mad Men). 

Recorded 4.6.12

LeetUp – for the internet famous and those who love them.
Paley Center
The Nerdist Empire
The Because Show – our new ‘casting girlfriends!
We work Coachella and Stagecoach
Our friend The Answer Bitch
Super Morrissey Brothers! We dare you not to love this.
Watch Dmitri blow shit up! Kinda our new favorite show.

Big spoiler alerts: Hunger Games, Walking Dead, Mad Men, Game of Thrones.

Episode 15

 

 

 

 

 

What up, nerds? We watched The Oscars – and a show with no “Drive” is a show we just cannot get behind – plus bring you up to date on all our TV faves (who’s on the bubble? who’s getting cancelled? what’s renewed?)…a service for which we anticipate you’ll be eternally grateful.

Recorded 3.1.12

Also, hey, did you know we’re on Facebook and Twitter? Indeed! Hit us up, we’d love to hear from you. 

LINKS
Epic Star Wars tribute The Course of the Force!
We reallllly wanted to like Comic Book Men, Kevin Smith’s new TV series on AMC…but it wasn’t in the (trading) cards.
TV Deathwatch: comprehensive coverage of who’s safe, and who’s out.
Lisa read Red, White, & Blood by Christopher Farnsworth. It rocked. We’ll have Chris on the show to nerd out with us soon.
And – drum roll please – our new boyfriend: SEXY SAX MAN!

Episode 14 – The Zapocalypse Installment 1

OK, we’ll admit it: we’re obsessed with the Zombie Apocalypse aka THE ZAPOCALYPSE. We started planning this zombie-only episode – the first in a series – from The Nerd Out’s genesis, and are super excited to bring interviews with two amazing experts: Matt Mogk of The Zombie Research Society, who answers some burning questions (zombie biology! how the virus might spread! why Los Angeles is screwed!) and and The Zombie Response Team, Zapocalypse survivalists and cool folks with a plan.

Recorded 2.12.12

LINKS
Matt Mogk on Twitter
Matt’s books on Amazon
Prion diseases are brain diseases that can make the jump from animals to humans (see: Mad Cow Disease).
The Zombie Response Team! (We interview them with many ankle-biters in the background…enjoy the melodious sounds of screaming children.)

 

Episode 13

 

 

 

 

 

Wherein the force is only somewhat with us, we’re mad about Max, and dinosaurs become…strangely hilarious.

Recorded 2.3.12

LINKS
Brisk Bodega X Star Wars – the 24 hour pop-up, coming soon to NYC and SXSW!
Mad Max triple feature plus Q&A with Mel Gibson
Are you a “Pinner”? We’re super into Pinterest, friend us if you’re on!
T Rex Trying
Jurassic Park soundtrack, re envisioned a la melodica…just those first few notes is enough to slay.
The Nerd Out reads: Wild Sheep Chase, The Magicians, The Fever Series, A Visit From The Goon Squad.
Check the Tech – Targus Checkpoint-Friendly Air Traveler Backpack – Ritzy gives this bag, which accompanied her halfway around the world and through half a dozen airports, two big thumbs up!

 

Episode 12

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back! During our hiatus, Ritzy was busy making the world a better place in SE Asia (including catching up on Game of Thrones)…while Lisa consumed a prodigious amount of entertainment so you don’t have to. Thank her later.

Recorded 1.26.12

LINKS
Ritzy returns from her Little Lotus – Army of Snipers sojourn! Check out videos/updates…ya done good, folks. (The “Midway shots from Woebots” short vid is awesome.)
Bent Con

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…A lot of this. Only cock-ier. Hey, Lisa had fun.
CES
Lisa guested on The Table Set podcast about getting your Mardi Gras party on. If you love podcasts about entertaining, parties, cooking, eating, drinking: check ’em out, they’re great.
The Art of Flight – action sports at its finest/most badass.
Haywire: girls kicking ass. What’s not to like?
Plus loads of movies and TV y’all have heard of. So Google it.

Episode 11

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays! Check our Dcon recap, plus the latest entertainment good (Dr. Who!), bad (Breaking Dawn), and ugly crying (The Notebook). 

Recorded 11.26.11

LINKS
Little Lotus – Army of Snipers: FUNDED! Thanks to everyone who helped support…you can follow their progress/adventures/do-gooding @ the blog.
Dcon – The Last March of the Ents. In Legos. Brilliant.
Dcon – Suckathon.
RIP Anne McCaffery. (If you haven’t checked her out, start with Dragonriders of Pern – Dragonflight.)
Ritzy’s new + improved store is up!
Twatlight – Breaking Hymens coverage. Courtesy of our wannabe BFF Michael K.
Ab Fab…with Idris Alba. Talented, hot, best name ever?
Should Lisa play Diablo 3? Battle.net friend her! (I’m gonna need the help…. – Lisa)
Pretty badass card set: Deck of the Living Dead. Support cool art on Kickstarter!

…thanks for your support and an awesome 2011, and we’ll see you in the new year with more nerding out. And zombies. XOXO

Episode 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

So we have a nerd-on for Chris Hardwick…plus what we’re doing this weekend (D Con!), The Great TV Lay In, Running For Your Lives, and a ranking of Tootsie Pops.  In person, no less.  

Recorded 11.3.11

LINKS
Designer Con!  Visit Ritzy and Ya Heard Show @ Booth 329.  Cool story about on LA Times.
Donate to Army of Snipers and send artists to work with refugee kids @ the Thailand/Burma border.  Good cause…all it takes is $10!
American Horror Story
The Only Way Is Essex…okay, who can tell us the entomology of “REEM”?  Any Brits?
Ritzy LOVES Misfits.  Find it on BBC, Hulu Plus…or alternative sources.
Do you love The Walking Dead?  What about…The Talking Dead?  With Chris Hardwicke!
Speaking of that guy…he’s EVERYWHERE.  He has a great article in Wired this month about being a nerd and triumphing.  “Because there is a tremendous and fulfilling sense of control in understanding every single detail of a thing more than any other living creature.”  Yeah.  He’s one of us.  Recommended reading.
History Channel: Zombies, A Living History.  (Geddit?)
The first annual Zombie Run.  Watch a runner, or watch the – spoiler alert! – first zombie attack from the zombie POV!
Fellow Nerd Friend John B @ podcast N3rd Link.   (We loooove our fellow podcasters!  Shout out!)
The Tootsie Roll Indian.  Lisa grew up thinking you got a free one with the Indian on the wrapper.  No dice…urban legend.  Crushed.  Still: Cherry FTW. Best flavor.

 

Episode 9

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve been busy prepping for the Zombie Apocalypse aka ZA aka THE ‘POCALYPSE.  But The Nerd Out gals are never too busy to nerd out…with the cock out.    

Recorded 10.20.11

LINKS
AOS x Little Lotus  – help Ritzy and Army of Snipers raise money to visit refugee camps @ the Thailand/Myanmar border and bring some art to the kids and peeps there.
We heart The Walking Dead.  Did you see the webisodes?  What do you think about the new season?
Pan Am may or may not survive being on “the bubble,” but those ladies did some CIA work.

 

 

 

 

 

Nightmares Fear Factory photos.  See above.  HOURS of enjoyment.  Trust.  (It took us at least an hour to pick a couple fave photos.)
Lisa read The Psychopath Test.  If you have to ask: you aren’t one.  Recommended!
Zombie Buy: your one stop shop for the ZA.  @zombiebuys on Twitter.  Launching soon.
Want to experience the ZA?  (“No, really?  Are you insane?” – Lisa)  Atlanta’s ZA takes you into a post-Apocalyptic city to experience it.  If your undies can take it.
Breaking news: NEW GEORGE ROMERO ZOMBIE MOVIE.
We’re meeting TX’s Zombie Response Team on their swing thru So Cal!  They sell some cool stuff and are folks after our own hearts.  Interview to come….
NEED A HAND TRUCK?  Ritzy Checks Your Tech for the best dolly (if you’re into lugging shit around, or if your man won’t step up [and if he won’t = different conversation]).

 

Episode 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip hop, steampunk shagging, The Avengers, running from zombies, Reddit: yes, we come to bring unto you the latest from the nerd-o-sphere.  

Recorded 10.11.11

LINKS
“Not Far from the Tree: How an Apple Gave Me Life” – awesome essay on Steve Jobs’ legacy by Urb’s Raymond Roker.
Ritzy sees 50/50.
Lisa sees The Avengers trailer.
Steel Magnolias remake.  An all-black cast.  On Lifetime.  We remain unconvinced.
The Best Damn Nerd Show: fellow podcasting nerds.
How To Be A Gentleman…for when you need more Drama in your life.
Yelawolf.
r/jailbait: no longer serving your pervy desires.
Steampunk fiction.  With a bit of cock.  (And a few zombies.)  We present unto you: The Iron Duke.
“Hey! Let’s run a 5K, with obstacles…only we’re chased by zombies!” Lisa: “Fuck you and everything you stand for.” Ritzy: “Tell me more….”
****Correction: 5k in Los Angeles/San Diego is not until next year 2012… whomp, whomp.
Check The Tech: Inkling by Wacom.  Pretty nifty.

 

Episode 7

It’s been a while…we missed you!

Recorded 9.27.11

Ritzy was busy playing with Bill Gates’ first computer while Lisa celebrated Lisapalooza (birthday fortnight, bitches!).  But we’re here, we’re nerding out, and we’re armed to the teeth.  Join us.

LINKS
Lars Perkins
Drive.  See it.  Un-see the graphics.
Kevin Smith’s new TV show…SECRET STASH!  “Draper. Meth. Zombies. This show couldn’t be on a better network.”
Misfits on BBC.  Two thumbs up from The Nerd Out.  Season 3 opener.
Temporarily join Lisa’s book club and read The Psychopath Test.  It’s awesome.
Ritzy’s Hawaii event with Dissizit.  DMC stalker video coming soon!
Matt Mogk on the impending zombie apocalypse.  Bring your binocs.
Gun Fun II: The North County Shoot Out.  This is how you kill zombies, people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nerd Out numero six with your fave nerdy chicks.  

Recorded 8.30.11

Discussed: comic conventions and the obscure stars who love them, the fear/thrill of cosplay, charming+slimy*evil/hot=Colin Farrell, 2D vs 3D, Marty & Elayne, the joy (?!) of Fall TV…and shootin’ guns.  

LINKS
Steve Jobs – love him, hate him, can’t deny the genius. Stay strong, Steve.
Mister D aka The Mayor aka World’s Biggest Kid attended Comic Book & SciFi Convention and got a sweet Dyna Girl photo.

 

 

 

 

Marty & Elayne documentary…viva!
Warehouse 13
Terra Nova
Sign up for LAX Firing Range‘s newsletter and get 50% off a session!  Practice makes perfect for the IZA, people.
It may not be zombies, exactly…but something wants to eat your brain.
Lisa’s dilema: .38 special (real life) vs. Sig Sauer (sweet MFin’ killer of the undead)?

WHAT?  You haven’t weighed in on the Impending Zombie Apocalypse?  Whatcha gonna do? Who ya gonna call? Weapon of choice?  Email or Tweet us or leave us a comment…we must be prepared for our IZA episode.

 

Episode 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nerd Out Five: CA Five-O.  In which we are rocked by “Red State” yet livin’ pretty blue.  

Recorded 8.21.11

Our Zombie Apocalypse episode is coming up and we’d love to hear your thoughts.  Fast vs. slow?  Preferred weaponry?  Do you have a plan?  Email or Tweet us or leave us a comment…we want to know!

LINKS
Check out “Red State.”  Prepare for OH SHIT moments.  (PS…nerds love lines.)

 

 

 

Our. Fave. Podcast. Hollywood Babble On.
Beats, Rhymes & Life
Caprica
“Battlestar Galactica” – on sale!
Sold on “Misfits.”
Is Spotify all that?  Discuss.
Zombie Proof House!

Episode 4

The Nerd Out 4.  We’re back…and badder than ever with a special San Diego Comic Con edition!  Plus some apes, plus some Google Plus, plus a George RR Martin signing, and a couple humiliating nerdy confessions cuz that’s just how we roll.  (Photo with our dearly beloved Mista D aka The Mayor of Hollywood.)

Recorded 8.7.11

LINKS
San Diego Comic Con
Writing the Apocalypse, the panel we attended
Grant Gould is THE SHIT – one of Lisa’s fave artists…there was a major nerd out going on here.

 

 

 

Sorry, Chris Evans.
Lisa meets George RR Martin…nerdiness! squeeing! bonding! Amazing good timer(s).