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Join the Catholic Nerds Podcast for quality Catholic nerdery. The Catholic Nerds basically nerd out on comics, movies, video games, and books, all from a Catholic perspective, plus a hefty helping of all things Catholic. There will be plenty of Jesus, Mary, and the Eucharist here! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-smith677/support

Join the Catholic Nerds Podcast for quality Catholic nerdery. The Catholic Nerds basically nerd out on comics, movies, video games, and books, all from a Catholic perspective, plus a hefty helping of all things Catholic. There will be plenty of Jesus, Mary, and the Eucharist here! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-smith677/support

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Join the Catholic Nerds Podcast for quality Catholic nerdery. The Catholic Nerds basically nerd out on comics, movies, video games, and books, all from a Catholic perspective, plus a hefty helping of all things Catholic. There will be plenty of Jesus, Mary, and the Eucharist here! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-smith677/support

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English

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Episodes

Episode 24: NerdVision, WandaVision Review and Sequel Fan Theories

3/13/2021
Hello and welcome to the Catholic Nerds Podcast - your Maximoff source for quality, Catholic nerdery! The C-Nerds dig into all things WandaVision: What will the WandaVision sequel be about?Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, All the WandaVision commercials! Nexus commercialThe DarkholdAll the Post-Credit Easter Eggs!Agatha Harkness - Fantastic Four Señor Scratchy WandaVision Ship of Theseus Fake Pietro or Fietro! Also, did you know the different episodes of WandaVision coincide...

Duration:01:30:01

Episode 23: The Return of the Star of Bethlehem and its Hidden Meaning

12/20/2020
Merry Christmas from the Catholic Nerds! This will shed a whole new, beautiful “light” on Christmas and the Star of Bethlehem! As the “Great Conjunction” fills our night skies, the Catholic Nerds discover amazing prophecies of the Star of Bethlehem in the Old Testament. The Star of Bethlehem is the prophesied return of the Shekinah, the Glory Cloud, that “overshadowed” the Ark of the Covenant. And the Virgin Mary is the New Ark who carries the New Manna in her womb. The Star of Bethlehem...

Duration:01:13:54

Episode 22: 2020 Presidential Election Nerds

11/13/2020
The Catholic Nerds tackle the one subject nobody seems interested in ... 2020 Presidential Election CHAOS! Yeah, we went there. Our conservative Catholic leanings might show a bit as we tackle all the ballot shenanigans. The C-Nerds cover the Pennsylvania ballots case headed to the Supreme Court thanks to Catholic Justice Alito, plus Electoral College madness, like Faithless Voters, the history of "contingent elections", ties, etc. Special guest Erik from Michigan discusses all the ballot...

Duration:01:16:11

Episode 21: The Knights Who Say Nerds - Blessed Father McGivney

10/27/2020
Did you hear the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Father Michael J. McGivney, is going to be beatified? The Catholic Nerds take you through the three “easy” steps to Heaven, the whole beatification process from Servant of God to Canonization to raining down roses from Heaven. Also, did you know Father McGivney died during a pandemic that could have been caused by a coronavirus?? Can you say future patron saint of kicking coronavirus butt? The C-Nerds also share the heartwarming studio of...

Duration:01:10:01

Episode 20: Gambit, Cajun Catholic X-Men Kung-Fu - Interview with Chris Potter

10/13/2020
The Catholic Nerds interview Chris Potter, the voice of Gambit in X-Men: The Animated Series, at the New Orleans Comic-Con. Chris Potter currently stars in the family drama Heartland, plus - very cool - starred as Peter Caine in Kung-Fu: the Legend Continues, alongside his father and father-figure in real life, David Carradine of Kill Bill and kung-fu movie fame. Chris also reveals to us his theory about David Carradine’s mysterious and untimely death. The Catholic Nerds talk about the...

Duration:00:11:41

Episode 19: The Return of the Nerds - Lord of the Rings Catholic Watch Party: The Return of the King

9/29/2020
Join the Catholic Nerds for a Lord of the Rings movie watch party ANYTIME you like! Just start the Lord of the Rings Extended Versions when we say "start" and the C-Nerds and special guest experts will fill your movie experience with Tolkien's Catholic Theology, Lord of the Rings movie and book trivia, and high quality frivolity - party like it's Bilbo's birthday! Ain't no watch party like a Catholic Nerd Party! Here's some sample Lord of the Rings trivia: Sir Ian McKellen based the accent...

Duration:04:31:18

Episode 18: The Nerd Towers - Lord of the Rings Catholic Watch Party: The Two Towers

9/16/2020
Join the Catholic Nerds for a Lord of the Rings movie watch party ANYTIME you like! Just start the Lord of the Rings Extended Versions when we say "start" and the C-Nerds and special guest experts will fill your movie experience with Tolkien's Catholic Theology, Lord of the Rings movie and book trivia, and high quality frivolity - party like it's Bilbo's birthday! Ain't no watch party like a Catholic Nerd Party! Here's some sample Lord of the Rings trivia: Sir Ian McKellen based the accent...

Duration:03:58:15

Episode 17: Fellowship of the Nerds - Lord of the Rings Catholic Watch Party

8/25/2020
Join the Catholic Nerds for a Lord of the Rings movie watch party ANYTIME you like! Just start the Lord of the Rings Extended Versions when we say "start" and the C-Nerds and special guest experts will fill your movie experience with Tolkien's Catholic Theology, Lord of the Rings movie and book trivia, and high quality frivolity - party like it's Bilbo's birthday! Ain't no watch party like a Catholic Nerd Party! Here's some sample Lord of the Rings trivia: Want to read about Lord of the...

Duration:01:59:55

Episode 17: Fellowship of the Nerds - Lord of the Rings Catholic Watch Party

8/22/2020
Join the Catholic Nerds for a Lord of the Rings watch party ANYTIME you like! Just start the LOTR extended versions when we say "start" and the C-Nerds and special guest experts will fill your movie experience with Tolkien's Catholic Theology, Lord of the Rings movie and book trivia, and high quality frivolity - party like it's Bilbo's birthday! Ain't no watch party like a Catholic Nerd Party! Here's some sample Lord of the Rings trivia: (1) Sir Ian McKellen based the accent he used for...

Duration:06:25:23

Episode 16: Wolverine is Catholic, Bud! Cal Dodd Interview

8/8/2020
Childhood dreams … check. Bucket list … check. The Catholic Nerds interview Wolverine! Cathal (Cal) Dodd, the voice of Wolverine in X-Men: The Animated Series (TAS), musician, Canada’s Molson man, and all around great guy and Catholic gentleman, hung out with the C-Nerds at the New Orleans Comic Con. Cal takes us from his Dublin birth home to his days in High School Seminary in Canada. He explains how he created the voice that became THE version of Wolverine, against which all others will...

Duration:00:50:53

Episode 15: Shroud of Turin - Miracle Nerds

8/1/2020
What more do you need to believe in God's power? The Catholic Nerds tackle the raw, miraculous power of God displayed in the Shroud of Turin, Jesus’ own burial cloth and possibly even the tablecloth from the Last Supper. What kind of evidence do you want? We got it. Non-believer Bob says it’s a painting. Then why does it render as a 3D image, unlike every painting ever? Non-believer Bob says it’s a medieval forgery? Then why does radiocarbon dating date it to the First Century? If a medieval...

Duration:01:11:30

Episode 14: Best Virus Pandemic Movies with Father Brent

4/24/2020
The Catholic Nerds are going viral! Not to make light of such a dire subject as the current pandemic, the C-Nerds are reviewing our favorite virus pandemic, non-zombie movies. Not talking about zombies, as you will hear, is hard for us, though. We were also joined by the very amazing, Father Brent Maher of St. Anne’s in Morganza. Also, now introducing … Catholic Nerds Trivia!!! With fabulous prize awarded, intermittently and inconsistently, and also sufficiently over-branded. Though for some...

Duration:01:12:20

Episode 13: Catholic Video Gaming with Erik Dumont

4/7/2020
The Catholic Nerds welcome special guest, Erik Dumont! Check out Erik’s YouTube channel “Press C to Start” (full link below) where he reviews video games from a Catholic perspective, as well as game play. Follow him on Twitter @RPGCatholic. Erik is basically the Stephen Graydanus of video games :) Grab your controller! It’s time for the Catholic theology of video games … The Catholic Nerds rank, more or less, the greatest video games of all time. Also … the theology of The Legend of Zelda....

Duration:01:16:50

Episode 12B, Part Duet: "The One That Took Forever to Upload"

4/2/2020
The exciting, don't-wanna-miss conclusion to Episode 12! And yes ... the episode title is a "Friends" reference for all the Catholic Nerds "Super Friends" out there. So many special guests on this episode! The Catholic Nerds welcome Doug Johnson back to the show, as well as Heather Gardner, who answered the phone when Abby Johnson left Planned Parenthood. But that’s not all! Another guest joined in … ABBY JOHNSON, herself! Plus Abby’s mom and kids! The C-Nerds cover the summer movie...

Duration:00:40:11

Episode 12: Abby Johnson, plus Doug and Heather

11/26/2019
So many special guests on this episode! The Catholic Nerds welcome Doug Johnson back to the show, as well as Heather Gardner, who answered the phone when Abby Johnson left Planned Parenthood. But that’s not all! Another guest joined in … ABBY JOHNSON, herself! Plus Abby’s mom and kids! The C-Nerds cover the summer movie blockbusters a “Stranger” array of topics including [SPOILER ALERT] Stranger Things and the epic Neverending Story Kajagoogoo Dustin-Suzie duet, more updates about the...

Duration:00:48:45

Episode 11: The Real Presence, Part One (Reload)

8/29/2019
[This episode was reloaded due to sound issues] The Catholic Nerds nerd out on the greatest thing in the world … Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. According to a recent Pew survey, only 26% of Catholics believe in the Real Presence. That’s really, really bad, so the Catholic world freaked out a bit recently. Here’s a recent National Catholic Register article about that: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/msgr-pope/what-should-we-do-about-the-loss-of-belief-in-the-real-presence So, here’s...

Duration:00:49:28

Episode 11: The Real Presence, part one

8/21/2019
The Catholic Nerds nerd out on the greatest thing in the world … Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. According to a recent Pew survey, only 26% of Catholics believe in the Real Presence. That’s really, really bad, so the Catholic world freaked out a bit recently. Here’s a recent National Catholic Register article about that: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/msgr-pope/what-should-we-do-about-the-loss-of-belief-in-the-real-presence So, here’s all the coolest stuff we know about the Real...

Duration:00:49:28

Episode 10: Avengers Endgame Nerdgame

8/2/2019
The Ultimate Avengers Endgame review, Easter egg breakdown, and Catholic nerd analysis … are you ready for it. The Catholic Nerds cover the Snap-ter-math and “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, the Tony Stark slim-down, mutants and the “unprecedented energy surge” caused by Thanos using the Infinity Stones, Thanos’ retirement and the Garden of Eden, Thor axing Thanos and Josh Brolin’s head “brollin” on the floor, climate change and whales returning to Hudson Bay, Jim Starlin’s and other cameos, 1st openly...

Duration:01:20:56

Episode 9: The Rise of Nerdwalker

6/3/2019
The Force is strong with this episode! Super special Star Wars episode … Join the Catholic Nerds for a nerd out of galactic proportions. The Nerds have lots of Star Wars news to process: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, the new Star Wars trilogy by Game of Thrones’ Benioff and Weiss, the death of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewie, and pro-abortion J. J. Abrams contributing his “Lovecraft Country” profits to fight Georgia’s “Heartbeat” Law. Is Chewbacca finally going to get his medal? How will...

Duration:01:13:57

Episode 8: Avengers: Endgame Strikes Back, MCU Phase 2

4/25/2019
So many Marvel movies to nerd out about! The Catholic Nerds are preparing for the release of Avengers: Endgame by going over MCU Phase 2: Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Ant-Man (2015). Also, we include The Office in the MCU Phase 2 due to all the crazy connections. What do Pam, Dwight, Michael Scott, and Robert California have to do with Marvel? As usual, many, many...

Duration:01:36:14