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“Hard NOC Life” is the flagship podcast of The Nerds of Color and Hard NOC Media. We cover pop culture with a different perspective. Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this

“Hard NOC Life” is the flagship podcast of The Nerds of Color and Hard NOC Media. We cover pop culture with a different perspective. Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this
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“Hard NOC Life” is the flagship podcast of The Nerds of Color and Hard NOC Media. We cover pop culture with a different perspective. Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this

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English


Episodes

Episode 128: The DCEU is Gunning for Marvel Studios

10/12/2018
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Shawn returns to Hard NOC Life to go over the latest and greatest developments in Nerd World. Keith and Shawn kick off with a discussion about some of the news coming out of New York Comic-Con, including Attack the Block alum Jodie Whittaker's turn in Doctor Who (2:00), the trailers for Daredevil Season 3 -- with a slight tangent into Ben Affleck and Batman v Superman (4:30) -- and Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 (12:30). Then they weigh in once again on Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian and its...

Duration:00:32:48

Episode 127: Inktober Surprise

10/5/2018
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Since October is officially Filipino American Heritage Month and Inktober, who better to guest host Hard NOC Life than artist Glenn Urieta?!! Glenn joins Keith to discuss their New York Comic-Con FOMO (1:00) and working together on a Hamilton lyric-inspired story for Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez's Ricanstruction anthology (2:00). They then go into the news of the week, including the announcement of Jon Favreau's Star Wars television series The Mandalorian (4:30) -- though this was recorded...

Duration:00:26:31

Episode 126: Foxy Talks to 'Night School' Director Malcolm D. Lee

9/28/2018
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Extra Hard NOC Life this week! Foxy Jazzabelle goes one-on-one with the director of the new hit comedy starring Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart, Malcolm D. Lee! All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit "play," and check this. Subscribe to all of podcasts in the Hard NOC Media family on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and TuneIn Premium! Support us on Patreon! As always, our official theme music is brought to you by the super team of Adam WarRock and Chops.

Duration:00:08:04

Episode 125: Tracking Trailers with Melissa Slaughter

9/27/2018
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This week on Hard NOC Life, Shawn and Keith are joined by We're Not All Ninjas co-host Melissa Slaughter to run down all the trailers that just dropped this week (there are so many, we didn't get to talk about Creed II or X-Men: Dark Phoenix)! Shawn, Keith, and Melissa start the show sharing their favorite trailers before deep-diving into each of them (2:00). They start off discussing last week's trailer for Captain Marvel (4:30). Then, Keith shares how he's coming around on the Joaquin...

Duration:00:43:12

Episode 124: Kickstart Their Art with Greg Pak and Lynn Chen

9/17/2018
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In this bonus edition of Hard NOC Life, Keith speaks to two Friends of the NOC about their respective Kickstarter projects. Up first, comic book creator Greg Pak returns to discuss the launch of his Kickstarter for The Princess Who Saved Her Friends (1:00). Later, actress and filmmaker Lynn Chen returns to Hard NOC Life to talk about crowdfunding her directorial debut I Will Make You Mine (30:00). All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit "play," and check this....

Duration:00:51:53

Episode 123: Olivia Munn vs. Super Predator

9/14/2018
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This week on Hard NOC Life, Keith is joined by his DC TV Classics co-host Britney Monae to fill in for Shawn as they break down the week in Nerd Pop. They kick it off with a discussion about Henry Cavill's apparent departure from the role of Superman (1:00), then transition into the personal hell Olivia Munn has had to suffer through while promoting her new film The Predator (6:45). The pod briefly transforms into a sports show as they go into what happened during the U.S. Open tennis final...

Duration:00:26:20

Episode 122: Feels Like the End of Summer

9/7/2018
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This week on Hard NOC Life, Shawn and Keith discuss the news from the waning days of summer, including Childish Gambino's latest, the new Jack Ryan series on Amazon, and the reveal of Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. Shawn kicks it off with a discussion of Eminem's latest album (1:00) and Childish Gambino's brand new "Feels Like Summer" video (3:00) with a brief digression into the history of Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff. Then Shawn dives into the racial politics of the new...

Duration:00:35:38

Episode 121: Outside the Batcave with Bryan Edward Hill

8/31/2018
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On a new Hard NOC Life, Shawn and Keith are joined by Detective Comics writer Bryan Edward Hill to discuss all things Batman! Shawn and Keith kick off the show by running down the latest Batman casting rumors, including the (now defunct) news that Alec Baldwin is playing a Trump-like take on Thomas Wayne in Todd Phillips' Joker movie and Oscar Isaac's potential role in Matt Reeves' The Batman (1:00) before Bryan, aka "Black Sinatra" joins to set everyone straight (5:00). Bryan also shares...

Duration:00:47:32

Episode 120: A New Era of Representation

8/24/2018
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Hard NOC Life with Shawn Keith return from a brief hiatus to share what's Nerd Poppin' this week. This week, Keith reveals what it was like watching Crazy Rich Asians on opening night with a theater full of non-Asians (1:00) and why Michelle Yeoh deserves an Oscar nomination to make up for being snubbed for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2001 (3:00). Shawn and Keith then take a deep dive in some of the discourse around Crazy Rich Asians (10:00) and why folks are trying to get a #GoldOpen...

Duration:00:27:27

Episode 119: Crazy Random Acts of Convenience

8/10/2018
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Shawn returns to Hard NOC Life as he and Keith break down the week that was in Nerd Pop. This week, Shawn talks more about decolonizing fandom (1:00) and decentering whiteness in pop culture (10:00). Meanwhile, Keith goes on an extended rant about Crazy Rich Asians backlash (14:00). Then they turn to television and talk about overlooked shows like HBO's Random Acts of Flyness (23:30), Netflix's Kim's Convenience and One Day at a Time (30:00) before diving into a show that definitely isn't...

Duration:00:39:11

Episode 118: Asian August

8/3/2018
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This week on Hard NOC Life, Laura Sirikul fills in for Shawn and joins Keith for another week in Nerd Pop and celebrate the beginning of "Asian August!" Laura, who also co-hosts the Titans Podcast, shares her thoughts on the show's trailer (1:00), meeting Ryan Potter at Comic-Con (6:00), and why they started the hashtag #ImWithAnnaDiop (10:00). Then, they discuss Henry Cavill becoming a meme, why he should only do spy movies from now on (14:00), and why they couldn't watch it with MoviePass...

Duration:00:38:12

Episode 117: Mystery Science Theater Oakland

7/27/2018
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This week on Hard NOC Life, Shawn and Keith recap the week in Nerd Pop, by running down what happened at Comic-Con and diving into the rise of the Black Auteur and Afro-Surrealism. Keith kicks off the show by recalling what he did in San Diego (1:00) before he and Shawn dive into the James Gunn fiasco (6:45), Rally For Rose (10:30), the problem with Johnny Depp (16:00), and Warner Brothers' Hall H extravaganza (21:00). Then, Shawn breaks down his Sorry to Bother Your review and take a deep...

Duration:00:43:53

Episode 116: Remixing the Classics

7/20/2018
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On a new episode of Hard NOC Life, Shawn and Keith Chow have another talk about the week in Nerd Pop, with a special focus on rebooting and reimagining classic shows. Before diving into the topic of the week, Keith and Shawn sing the praises of New York congressional candidate -- and low-key Nerd of Color-- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (1:30) and determine the difference between calling out someone for insufficient wokeness and calling out an actress like ScarJo for taking roles she shouldn't...

Duration:00:35:40

Episode 115: Bathing in Fanboy Tears

7/13/2018
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Welcome to a new era of Hard NOC Life! Starting with this episode, Shawn Taylor joins as the permanent co-host alongside Keith Chow as they break down the week that was in nerd pop culture. After introducing the newly revised format, Keith and Shawn throw back to the Childish Gambino episode and discuss the recent plagiarism controversy surrounding "This is America" (3:00). Then they remember the life of Steve Ditko (7:30) and share their thoughts on Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp film...

Duration:00:48:35

Episode 114 (From 2014): Marc Bernardin on Batman '89

6/22/2018
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Since it's the 29th anniversary of Tim Burton's Batman starring Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton, we're rewinding back to this classic Hard NOC episode from 2014 when we had a pre-Fatman on Batman Marc Bernardin as a guest! All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit "play," and check this. Subscribe to all of podcasts in the Hard NOC Media family on Apple Podcasts, Google Play!, and now on TuneIn Premium! Support us on Patreon! As always, our official theme music...

Duration:00:47:10

Episode 113: What Broke 'Star Wars' Fandom and Why #SWRepMatters

6/15/2018
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Ever since Kelly Marie Tran was bullied off of social media by Star Wars fanboys, an age-old debate in nerd circles has reemerged: Why is fandom so broken? In order to answer that question, Keith welcomes two amazing Star Wars fans to Hard NOC Life for the first time. Jessica Shitara is the co-host of Rebel Grrrl, and Swara Salih is the co-host of Beltway Banthas. They are also two of the originators of the #SWRepMatters hashtag and prominent voices battling the Dark Side of Star Wars...

Duration:00:39:53

Episode 112: This is Donald Glover's America

5/25/2018
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Coming off the heels of wrapping the second season of Atlanta on FX and a successful stint hosting SNL -- as well as being the musical guest -- he captivated the internet with the release of the music video "This is America." Now, he's currently portraying a young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story before going on to voice Simba in the live action Lion King adaptation for Disney. It may be safe to say that 2018 is shaping up to be the year of Donald Glover. On Hard NOC Life, Keith...

Duration:00:43:23

Episode 111: Javier Muñoz is Non-Stop

5/18/2018
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This week on Hard NOC Life, we have the honor to be joined by star of stage and screen, Javier Muñoz. After Keith pesters Javier about starring in both In the Heights and Hamilton, they talk about shifting from the stage to television, going from one rabid fandom to another, and how his own Shadowhunters fandom got him a role on the show. Then they discuss other franchises he'd like to join -- hint, it's Star Wars -- and Javier nerds out about his love of science fiction. Finally, he...

Duration:00:43:43

Episode 110: Lewis Tan Shatters Through the Badlands

5/11/2018
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It's been a hell of a year for Lewis Tan. And for the next seven days, it's going to be one hell of a week! An O.G. and official Friend of the NOC, Lewis Tan is back on Hard NOC Life. Keith and Lewis talk about the amazing run he's on, making his debut on Into the Badlands on Sunday May 6, then following up that debut with a starring role as Shatterstar in next weekend's Deadpool 2! Lewis shares how he booked both roles -- while Keith takes full credit for his part on Badlands. Lewis also...

Duration:00:19:31

Episode 109: Breaking Down 'Avengers: Infinity War'

5/4/2018
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Keith invites his DC TV Classics co-host Britney Monae back to Hard NOC Life to break down the biggest movie in the universe: Avengers: Infinity War! Spoilers throughout!!! Go see Infinity War and come back as Keith and Britney go plot-point by plot-point to discuss what they loved about the latest chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit "play," and check this. Subscribe to all of podcasts in the Hard NOC Media family on ...

Duration:01:11:35