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 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.
momoa_aquaman_by_rahzzah-d7wfkh1Who needs a Tempo Drop? (Hint: everyone!)

Listen to us here or on iTunes.

 

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 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.

 

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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 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

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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

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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.