Ep 77 – 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 – 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 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 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

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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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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.

 

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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.
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Ready Player One
Storm Front – Dresden Files Book 1

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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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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. 

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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.)