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In Nerdificent comedians, Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.

In Nerdificent comedians, Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.
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In Nerdificent comedians, Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.

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Episodes

Episode 33: Designer Toys

11/13/2018
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Hey there, collectors, line up because this week's episode is a limited run! On this edition of the show Ify is joined by Toy Creators and Designers, Rocom and Quang to discuss the history of Designer Toys. From Michael Lau's early "Gardeners" to every new Funko Pop release, the trio talk about what got them into vinyl, resin, and plush toys and what makes the new culture of collectibles so rich. This is a true 1 of 1 episode of Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: NY Times: "Cult Figures" Millionaire...

Duration:01:10:59

Episode 32: Street Fighter

11/6/2018
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Get out your fight stick, it’s time to go head to head with Street Fighter! This week on the show Dani and Ify talk about this premier fighting-game franchise, how it started and where it’s headed. Ify waxes poetic on mains and tier lists while Dani explores the many ways the Street Fighter franchise has manifested. Whether you’re a Cammy main or new to the game, there’s a little bit of everything on this week’s Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: Evo Moment #37 Street Fighter Legends: History IMDB:...

Duration:01:07:33

Bonus Ep: BlizzCon 2018 Recap

11/5/2018
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Bonus Episode: Ify is joined by Malika Lim Eubank and Naeem Stewart of HyperRPG to discuss this year's happenings at BlizzCon! FOOTNOTES: Diablo Immortal WoW Cinematic: "Lost Honor" Warcraft 3 Reforged New Overwatch Hero: Ashe OW Cinematic: "Reunion" New Hearthstone Expansion: "Rastakhan Rumble" New Heroes of the Storm Hero: Orphea Starcraft II Recap Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad...

Duration:01:07:23

Episode 31: Goosebumps

10/30/2018
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It's the final week of Spooktober! The gang closes out our spooky series with the memories of their childhood, we're talking Goosebumps! Hopefully Slappy doesn't interrupt as Dani and Ify are joined by Joey Clift, author of "The American Indian Ready to Wear Catalog 2018", to discuss their favorite chapters from this vast book series. Don't get stuck on a haunted roller coaster, get stuck on this week's Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: All 62 Original Goosebumps booked ranked Medium: R.L. Stine on...

Duration:01:02:04

Introducing Lethal Lit

10/29/2018
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Join teen detective Tig Torres as she returns to her small hometown of Hollow Falls, where her aunt was framed as a serial killer ten years earlier. With help from her new friends, Tig investigates the twisted mystery of the Lit Killer murders and broadcasts the findings on her true crime podcast. But as she gets closer to the truth, the killings, each based on murder scenes from classic literature, begin all over again...with her as the final target. Learn more about advertising on the...

Duration:00:00:55

Episode 30: Alfred Hitchcock

10/23/2018
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Happy 4th week of Spooktober! This week we see through the eyes of a true, original innovator of horror, Alfred Hitchcock. Dani and Ify discuss their favorite films and techniques that Hitchcock developed to bring fear to early audiences and sometimes his cast. Thanks to a cameo appearance by Hex Wives author and host of the Thrilling Adventure Podcast, Ben Blacker, the gang gets a fully fleshed out picture of the man behind Rear Window, Vertigo, and many others. Sit back, relax, watch out...

Duration:01:14:00

Episode 29: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

10/16/2018
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Happy 3rd week of Spooktober! This week the gang sinks their teeth into Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Dani and Ify discuss their favorite episodes and moments from the show with a little help from Comedian and host of the Tights and Frights podcast Danielle Radford. From the corniest moments with Spike to the most adventurous episodes like “Hush” there’s something for everyone on this week’s episode of Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: Joss' Top 10 Buffy Episodes Bio: Joss Whedon A&E Biography: Buffy...

Duration:01:21:47

Episode 28: Tales From The Crypt

10/9/2018
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Spooktober continues on this week of Nerdificent as we crack open a few old tomes and enjoy some scary stories told by our favorite narrator, the Crypt Keeper. Tales From The Crypt started as a comic book and made its way onto TV almost 30 years ago and with the help of Comedian Jen Saunderson Dani and Ify cover all the spooky facts and figures that made this show come to be. Is it gearing up for a reboot or has our Crypt Keeper found his final rest? Find out this week on Nerdificent! Weird...

Duration:00:52:35

Episode 27: Halloween Franchise

10/2/2018
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Gather round, Ghouls and Goblins, and welcome to Spooktober - our month of the scariest and spookiest Geekdoms around. First up the gang covers the iconic Halloween film franchise with a little help from comedian and Michael Myers fanatic Luce Tomlin-Brenner. Put on your creepiest mask, grab your kitchen knife, and join us for a deep dive into this horrifying Halloween franchise! FOOTNOTES The REAL Story and Inspiration Behind Michael Myers Behind the Scenes: Halloween Halloween: The...

Duration:01:16:51

Episode 26: Bitcoin

9/25/2018
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Get those high-end GPUs out, it’s time to mine some Bitcoin! Wait, never mind the price dropped. This week Dani and Ify discuss the slightly new and slightly confusing world of Bitcoin. The two discuss where Bitcoin came from, how to use it, where to use it, and if it’s even worth it to get started! Whether you’re an experienced Crypto-Wiz or someone new to the currency entirely, there’s a little mining for everyone on this week’s episode of Nerfdificent. Hey the price went...

Duration:00:54:22

Episode 25: Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra

9/18/2018
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This week, Dani and Ify are joined by Kyle Shire, of Machinima, to unlock the secrets of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Kyle guides us through the storylines and memorable moments of the two series to paint a picture of this world for new viewers and veterans alike. From fighting the Fire Nation to fighting the Patriarchy, it’s all here on this week’s episode of Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: 1. The Legend 2. The Start of the Hundred Year War 3. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER...

Duration:01:04:17

Episode 24: Queer Representation In Geek Culture

9/11/2018
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This week, Dani and Ify are joined by guests Christopher Smith Bryant, of LAGS (LA Gayming Society), and Kanon Spackman, Associate Technical Program Manager at PlayStation, to discuss the quality of LGBTQ representation in geek culture, past and present. The conversation ranges from favorite characters and LGBTQ stories to personal experiences with other members of the Gayming community, how that community started, and where it's going. Make sure to follow everyone on social media to keep...

Duration:01:10:24

Episode 23: How The Dragon Ball Franchise Came To Be

9/4/2018
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Gather round, young Saiyans, and get ready for our first of many episodes about the world of Dragonball - a franchise too big for one sit down. On this episode Dani and Ify discuss the history of Dragonball, its many series, and its creator, Akira Toriyama. After the break the two are joined by legendary voice actor, Kyle Hebert. Kyle talks about his time as Gohan, Ox King, and many others on and off the Dragonball franchise. Whether you are a life long Dragonball fan or a newcomer eager to...

Duration:01:16:53

Episode 22: LEGO

8/28/2018
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This week the gang takes out their instruction booklet and puts together the history of Lego - brick by brick! Dani and Ify discuss the turbulent history of Lego’s creator as well as the many success the company enjoys to this day. Whether you grew up fitting blocks, playing one of the many Lego video games, or just love the Lego Batman movie, everything is awesome on this week’s episode of Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: 1. The LEGO® Story 2. Lego Celebrates 50 Years of Building 3. Lego Tops...

Duration:00:57:26

Episode 21: 80's Nickelodeon

8/21/2018
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You asked for it, we listened! The gang goes back to the '80s to revisit the early days of Nickelodeon. This week, Dani and Ify dive deep into the nooks and crannies of all the shows that made up '80s Nick. Been waiting to hear about Eureka's Castle? Hey Dude? You Can't Do That on Television? Wait no longer as the Nerdificent team Slimes you head to toe with '80s Nick facts! FOOTNOTES: 1. Nickelodeon Archives: The Free Lance-Star - Jul 16, 1979 2. WATCH: Hocus Focus early Nickelodeon TV...

Duration:00:52:29

Episode 20: Transformers

8/14/2018
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This week on the pod, the gang talks about the ever evolving world of Transformers. Dani and Ify discuss all their favorite elements of this franchise with a little help from their Producer and Editor, Dan Goodman. From toys to comics to television to taking the silver screen, with billions in revenue, the three go over what makes the Transformers so great and why they are here to stay. Nerdfam - roll out! FOOTNOTES: 1. Don Murphy Quotes Special 2. TF Movie Screenwriter John Rogers Speaks...

Duration:01:10:34

Episode 19: Nickelodeon

8/7/2018
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In episode 19 the gang takes a seat on the big Orange couch to dive into the world of Nickelodeon. Assisted by all-time great Nerdificent guest Hector Navarro, the three touch on the shows that made your childhood. From Catdog, Rugrats, and Spongebob to Salute Your Shorts, GUTS, and Legends of the Hidden Temple - get ready to get Slimed with this deep dive into Nick! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your...

Duration:01:13:41

Episode 18: San Diego Comic Con Recap

7/31/2018
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In Episode 18, Dani and Ify go over their favorite moments from this year's San Diego Comic Con! The two dive in on all the announcements and happenings that made a splash at the Con! From Shazam!, Aquaman, Glass, Godzilla, and Clone Wars to panels, events, and even a giveaway - Ify and Dani give you a thorough run down of the best of the best. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when...

Duration:00:54:14

Episode 17: Image Comics

7/24/2018
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In episode 17, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Image Comics. From Spawn to WildC.A.T.s. the two discuss the history and creation of Image, the major artists and writers that started it (and which famous rival comic company they came from), some of their favorite works, and much more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit...

Duration:00:48:33

Episode 16: Intro To The Twilight Zone

7/17/2018
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In episode 16, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of the television show: The Twilight Zone. They're joined by writer Mellow Brown to break down the history of the show, how the creator Rod Serling came about creating the show, their own experiences with the show along with their favorite episodes and how they relate to today, attempts at reviving the show, and much more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn...

Duration:01:03:12