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 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.