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Podcast discussing nerd life and current events
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United States

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Podcast discussing nerd life and current events

Language:

English

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815- 905-1414


Episodes

Apple TV, Huawei's Peace Offering, Suicide Squad 2, Swatting, and Space

9/18/2019
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This week Ken and Steve highlight all of the major nerd news. James Gunn announces the casting of Suicide Squad 2. Some of the individuals responsible for “swatting” find themselves serving real jail sentences. In space news this week we discuss the discovery of a potentially habitable planet and newborn blackholes ringing. Huawei is offering up some 5G intellectual property as a peace offering. Finally, there is a new announcement in the streaming wars, Apple TV plus reveals its plan and...

Duration:01:25:58

Facebook Security, Stephen King's Greatness, Spider Man's Door is Closed, and Fantasy Football

9/11/2019
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In this week’s news show, we give our thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community. We share our thoughts on why fantasy football may be the nerdiest thing that we do. We give a quick update to the Spider Man vs MCU saga. IT 2 leads the way at the box office and we share our thoughts on the great Stephen King. There was another security and privacy issue at Facebook resulting in over 200 million phone numbers being exposed. If you wish to share your opinions with the community...

Duration:01:06:04

Cantina Conversation with The Nerdy Bitches Podcast

9/6/2019
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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken have a conversation with Liz and Heather from The Nerdy Bitches Podcast. We discuss how they got started in podcasting and built their audience. We have a discussion on their experiences as women inside the nerd community. Check out The Nerdy Bitches Podcast on any podcast player and at https://www.nerdybitches.com/. You can also find them at: twitter- https://twitter.com/nerdybitchespod instagram- https://www.instagram.com/nerdybitches/ If you...

Duration:01:15:19

Deep Fakes, Retail Robot Armies, the Joker, and more

9/4/2019
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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community. Steve is enjoying Carnival Row and Ken is creeped out by Dark Crystal. They talk over the World of Warcraft classic release and the hype surrounding the Joker movie. They have a discussion around the new army of Robots being rolled out by Walmart and the fact that the worst thing about robots is humans. Finally they share their thoughts on deep fakes and how they scare the hell out...

Duration:00:45:11

Cantina Conversation on Mental Health and the Video Game Industry

8/30/2019
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In this Cantina Conversation, Steve and Ken get a chance to have an in depth discussion with three board members of TakeThis.org. Take This is a nonprofit organization that seeks to decrease the stigma, and increase the support for, mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry. We have Eve Crevoshay, executive director, Dr. Raffael Boccamazzo, clinical director, and Dr. Rachel Kowert, research director. We review a recent white paper published on the State of...

Duration:01:39:27

The Spider-Man Blame Game, D23 News, and more

8/28/2019
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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community. Matrix 4 is happening and it is different than we originally thought it would be. We give our thoughts on the Activision policy that says that intentionally misgendering characters in Borderlands 3 can get you banned. We go over all of the biggest news from Disney’s D23, there were new trailers, Ewan McGreggor sightings, Clone Wars news, new Marvel shows, and more. Then Steve and...

Duration:01:38:54

Cantina Conversation with Cory Doctorow, Monopolies, Digital Rights, and 3 Laws for the Internet Age

8/23/2019
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This is an absolutely MUST listen to episode. If you use the internet, purchase anything, or have a pulse then the topics discussed in this interview are relevant to you. Best selling author and digital rights activist, Cory Doctorow, discuss monopolies that are affecting our daily lives and their impacts on creators and consumers. Cory discusses many information age challenges that we face and some suggested solutions. This is a very eye opening episode and we hope you all take a few things...

Duration:01:42:03

Disney Anti-piracy, Obi Wan Kenobi Series, Apex Legends, Asteroid Defense, and Nuking Mars

8/21/2019
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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community. Disney is teaming up with internet providers to defeat piracy, we may get a Star Wars series featuring Ewan McGregor playing Obi Wan Kenobi. We discuss a new research study that is placing microchips in the brain to combat obesity. The internet is not a safe place for game developers and the Apex Legends team saw that this week. Finally we head to outer space and discuss the bright...

Duration:01:16:54

Twitch vs Mixer, Disneyland is empty, Apple challenges hackers, Netflix showrunners

8/14/2019
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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community. We speculate on why Disney’s happiest places on earth seem a bit empty this summer. We discuss Apple offering $1 million to hackers and the $200 million that the Game of Thrones showrunners received from Netflix. Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer and his followers got a big surprise on his channel. We also discuss the recent decisions by Walmart and Universal following the recent mass...

Duration:01:32:42

Venom 2, DC TV shows, Violence and Video Games, and The Boys

8/7/2019
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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thought on some of the major topics in the nerd community. We cover the hiring of Alex Serkis as the director of the upcoming Venom sequel. We go over some television news relating to upcoming DC shows. Following the recent tragic events in El Paso and Dayton, OH, we discuss the misdirected blame being placed on the video game industry. Then we end the episode discussing the Amazon Prime TV show The Boys. As always, we ask that you...

Duration:01:12:33

Cantina Conversation- A Debate on Free Will

8/2/2019
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In this Cantina Conversation, Steve and Ken attempt some philosophy and debate the existence of free will. This is a debate we have had before and this time we are putting it on the podcast. If you enjoy this episode and wish to learn more on Free Will, Determinism, Compatibilism, or philosophy in general use the links below to get to some of our favorite resources. Let us know what you think in the comments section of www.thenerdcantina.com/show27 or at...

Duration:00:48:04

The Boys, F*** You Alan Moore, Fortnite Championship, Instagram Meme Page Bans, and a Near-miss Asteroid

7/31/2019
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In this week's nerd news Steve and Ken discuss the review of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txnyOatPvw0&t=21s. We give our thoughts on the Zombieland 2 trailer and the great Amazon Prime show The Boys. We dive into why the Watchmen showrunner has said F*** You to the original creator Alan Moore. A 16 year old wins $3 million in the Fortnite championship and we are rethinking our entire lives. We discuss the puzzling bans that Instagram has placed on...

Duration:01:28:20

SDCC Recap, FaceApp Privacy, Belle Delphine's Instagram Ban, Meditation, and Neuralink

7/24/2019
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In this week's nerd news Steve and Ken cover the privacy concerns surrounding the viral app FaceApp. Belle Delphine gets banned from Instagram and 4.5 million followers are wondering why. We have a discussion around meditation and why both Steve and Ken are believers in the benefits of meditation, the answer is science. Elon Musk held a talk on his company Neuralink and we share our thoughts on the exciting but terrifying progression in technology. Then the big talk is around the San Diego...

Duration:01:28:34

Cantina Conversation- Podcasting as a form of adult education

7/19/2019
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In this weeks Cantina Conversation Steve and Ken have a discussion started by an article Steve previously wrote for the blog regarding the power podcasting can have as a modern form of education. The guys discuss some podcasts that have benefited them and how they have affected their lives. We hope you can benefit from this conversation. Podcasts mentioned: The Side Hustle Show-https://www.sidehustlenation.com/side-hustle-show/ The Dad Edge Podcast-...

Duration:00:43:33

Game of Thrones Prequel, Matrix rumors, HBO Max, Belle Delphine's bath water, and Area 51

7/17/2019
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In this week's nerd news the guys talk about some Game of Thrones prequel info. They weigh the validity of some Matrix rumors. Another streaming service releases some details, then a story Steve has been dying to discuss regarding bath water sales. Finally they discuss the online plan to raid Area 51. Some really interesting stories this week. We hope you enjoy. As always we ask that you support the show in any way possible. You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social...

Duration:01:29:30

Fight Me Friday #3- Avengers: Endgame Debate with Scott from Take a Knee 4 Marvel vs DC

7/12/2019
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After hearing that Scott from Take A Knee 4 Marvel vs. DC had End Game as his top Marvel movie, the guys challenged him to a Fight Me Friday. Scott was kind enough to be a good sport and battle it out on the place End Game rests in the Marvel rankings. This was a fun episode to record and we are sure you will enjoy it. Be sure to follow Scott on Twitter and support a great show with fellow nerds. As always we ask that you support the show in any way possible. You can like, share, rate or...

Duration:00:57:35

Spider-Man, Black Ariel, Marvel Phase 4 speculation, and the Anime Midwest convention

7/10/2019
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In this weeks episode the guys are fresh off a long weekend to discuss Steve's Spider-man:Far From Home spoiler free review. They chat about the internet being set on fire by Disney's latest casting, some Marvel Hall H predictions, and Steve's Experience at Anime Midwest. We hope you enjoy the show. As always we ask that you support the show in any way possible. You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players. Join the fun in our closed Facebook...

Duration:01:20:33

Fight Me Friday #2: Was Spider-Man: Far From Home good?

7/5/2019
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Steve and Ron from The Nerd Cantina debate on whether Spiderman: Far From Home was a good movie or whether it was meh. This episode is full of spoilers and Ron like to wander. Which side of the argument are you on? We hope you enjoy the show. As always, we ask that you support by giving us a share or joining our community on Facebook. www.thenerdcantina.com/community. Let us know what you think in the comments or in the group. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina

Duration:00:50:07

The Dead Don't Die, Josh Gad Penguin, The Matrix new movie, Awake, and Robots

7/3/2019
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This week Steve, Ken and guest host Ron discuss the weekly nerd news. We go over The Dead Don't Die movie review. Some of us like the Josh Gad casting as the new Penguin, one of us really does not...Ron. We speculate on the new Matrix talks and share our thoughts on the Awake game show on Netflix. Steve and Ron also talk some robotics doomsday scenarios. We hope you enjoy the show. As always we ask that you support by giving us a share or joining our community on Facebook. Support us at...

Duration:01:43:06

Cantina Conversation with Leef Smith, Owning a Comic Store in the Digital Age

6/28/2019
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In this weeks Cantina Conversation the guys have a discussion with Leef Smith, owner of Mission Comics. They discuss the changing landscape of the comic book market and how it affects the shop owners. They talk about the value of creating a community in a market quickly turning digital. IF you would like to find out more about mission comics you can find them at https://www.missioncomicsandart.com/ and you can also support the store at https://www.patreon.com/MissionComics Comic sales info:...

Duration:00:57:42