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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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English


Episodes

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

Episode 15: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Review ***SPOILERS AHEAD***

7/10/2018
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***SPOILERS AHEAD*** In episode 14, Dani and Ify are joined by pop culture critic Joelle Monique to rate and review the new film 'Ant-Man and the Wasp.' Follow Joelle on Instagram at @joelle_monique and on Twitter at @JoelleMonique. ***THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE***DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED*** 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:00:44:49

Episode 14: G.I. Joe

7/3/2018
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In episode 14, Dani and Ify dive deep into the world of G.I. Joe. They get into the history of the toys and how they came to be, how that lead into the television shows and movies, the rankings of the best G.I. characters, 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 https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:55:51

Episode 13: Intro To Sailor Moon

6/26/2018
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In episode 13, Dani and Ify deep dive into the characters who make up the Sailor Moon anime. They are joined by voice actor and producer Erika Ishii to break down the characters and their story arcs along with discussing Ishii's own experience voicing a character on the new Sailor Moon show. They also get in to the history of the show 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...

Duration:00:49:50

Episode 12: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

6/19/2018
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In episode 12, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They're joined by comedian and writer Erik Barnes to help break down the world of TMNT further. They talk about the beginnings of the comic, the complete history of the characters, how it became a television show, the current shows and movies, how the toys came to be, and much more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your...

Duration:01:13:21

Episode 11: The Flash

6/12/2018
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In episode 11, Dani and Ify deep dive in to DC Comic's 'The Flash.' They are joined by Sam Bashor, host of Only Stupid Answers podcast, to discuss the history of the character, the first time the character showed up and his story lines throughout the years, how it's possible that he is faster than Superman, the CW television show, the new reincarnation in the Justice League films, and more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:06:13

Episode 10: Violence in Video Games

6/5/2018
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In episode 10, Dani and Ify deep dive into the arguments for and against violence stemming from people playing video games. 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 https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:57:43

Episode 9: Power Rangers

5/29/2018
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In episode 9, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Power Rangers. They talk about the history of the show, how it came to be, the original power rangers, how far the show has. come, and much more! They're also joined by current Power Ranger Peter Adrian Sudarso to talk about his experiences working towards becoming a part of the cast and more! Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @PeterSAdrian. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:08:15

Episode 8: Intro To Nintendo

5/22/2018
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In episode 8, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Nintendo. They discuss the history of Nintendo from Japan and onward, the first games created for the console, the revitalization of the company, the Nintendo DS, their quality of life products, the Nintendo Switch, public relations, and much, much more. They're also joined by producer Michael Barryte to discuss his own experiences with Nintendo. Find him on Twitter at @belatedmedia. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks...

Duration:01:10:36

Episode 7: Table Top Games

5/15/2018
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In episode 7, Dani and Ify discuss table top games. They break down the history, the first ever table top games, how the table top game came to be what it is today, how RPG's got started, why it's maintained it's popularity, their own favorite games, and much more! They are also joined by Emma Fyffe to discuss her own experiences with RPG's, table top games, & more. Find Emma on Twitter and Instagram at @EmmaFyffe. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:00:59:18

Episode 6: Twitch

5/8/2018
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In episode 6, Dani and Ify are joined by the chief executive of Hyper RPG Zac Eubanks to discuss Twitch, the live streaming video platform. They get in to the beginnings of video streaming, how the gaming category of video streaming sites grew, how it works, how to use the site, Hyper RPG's partnership with Twitch, how Ify built his following, and much, much more! Check out our footnotes on our website www.nerdificent.com to learn more. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks...

Duration:01:08:36