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A podcast that takes a deeper look into the meanings, messages, and intricacies of nerd culture! We hope that you will join us on this incredible adventure through the worlds we love and the stories we can relate to on so many levels! Join us each week on Monday for new episodes and visit our website: PrayingForSuperpowers.com

A podcast that takes a deeper look into the meanings, messages, and intricacies of nerd culture! We hope that you will join us on this incredible adventure through the worlds we love and the stories we can relate to on so many levels! Join us each week on Monday for new episodes and visit our website: PrayingForSuperpowers.com
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A podcast that takes a deeper look into the meanings, messages, and intricacies of nerd culture! We hope that you will join us on this incredible adventure through the worlds we love and the stories we can relate to on so many levels! Join us each week on Monday for new episodes and visit our website: PrayingForSuperpowers.com

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Episodes

Couples Who Game Together

9/9/2019
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While Peter Jordahl is on paternity leave, Trever Shirin takes the opportunity to have his sister and brother-in-law on the show to talk about couples who game together. What are the pros? The cons? How can gaming facilitate authentic and meaningful conversations with friends and significant others? Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s Family Games, find them at http://www.petriesgames.com/ Also, take a look at our website, http://www.prayingforsuperpowers.com where we post new content on our...

Duration:00:14:15

Wax And Wayne

8/24/2019
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Waxillium Ladrian and Wayne (Who has a last name he could use if he wanted to, but last names are in flux in the second era of Mistborn because they were not something the Skaa used in the first era.) These are the two main characters of the Mistborn Era 2 series by Brandon Sanderson, and we LOVE them! They are an amazing duo and have some incredible adventures throughout the books! Join us as we explore these characters and hopefully encourage you too! Also, if you want to see our breakdown...

Duration:00:18:24

Mistborn Era 2 Overview/Review

8/17/2019
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This is an overview and review of the second trilogy of Mistborn, it covers the following books: Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self and The Bands of Mourning. As of this publication date the fourth book in Era 2 has not been announced. This is an amazing book series and we wanted to create a video that updates you on all of the important information you will need to start book four or just have a refresher on what has happened so far when you are watching other videos we do on this series. We...

Duration:00:14:35

Black Captain America

8/12/2019
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Did you know that there is a black Captain America in Marvel Canon? Probably not, as he isn't as well known as we think he ought to be. The character of Isaiah Bradley explores US History from the perspective of systemic racism. This is a bit of a heavier episode, and we think that it is important to talk about it, even just to start some conversations about how we look at our heroes. Join Trever Shirin, Peter Jordahl, and Shayne Stuart as they explore this incredible story from Marvel. If...

Duration:00:22:16

Cloaks

7/29/2019
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As mentioned at the start of this episode, we ran into a lot of issues in the production of this episode. We apologize for how sporadic things may seem, but we hope that you still enjoy this episode about why we think that there are some clothes that have gone out of style that should definitely be brought back! And we hope that you enjoy seeing a few glimpses at the summer trip that Peter and Trever went on with their families to the RenFest in Colorado. Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s...

Duration:00:15:16

Defiance

7/20/2019
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Skyward is an amazing book by Brandon Sanderson that has an amazing take on the classic trope "a boy and his dragon." We also love how it feels like a classic sci-fi novel! Join us this week as we talk a little about Skyward and a lot about the theme of Defiance that comes up in this book and a lot of young adult novels. Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s Family Games, find them at http://www.petriesgames.com/ Also, take a look at our website, http://www.prayingforsuperpowers.com where we...

Duration:00:19:23

Jason Todd

7/15/2019
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Jason Todd by Praying For Superpowers

Duration:00:20:55

Szeth-son-son-Vallano

7/8/2019
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We are BACK! Season Three of Praying for Superpowers starts now! WARNING: Serious spoilers for the Stormlight Archive and the Cosmere in this video as we discuss Szeth, Son-Son Velano, one of our favorite characters of Brandon Sanderson's making. Szeth is the Assassin in White, and one of the most consistent characters in the story, which compared to a story that constantly flips itself over makes us hate him one moment, and root for him another. Join us as we discuss this incredible...

Duration:00:26:18

End of Season Two

6/3/2019
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We have reached the end of season two and are looking forward to season three in July! We hope that you take this opportunity to catch up on all of the past episodes and to take time to rest. Take care of yourself this summer, find time to play and read! We will see you on July 8th for the start of season three! Thank you for all of your support this season, we are grateful to everyone who watches and interacts with our content!

Duration:00:04:32

Kelsier Part 2

5/27/2019
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Well, you asked for it, so here it is: Kelsier Part 2, including a lot of discussion about Harmony and the Lord Ruler. We hope you enjoy this conversation that we had at Starfest in Denver. Also, there are obviously spoilers for the Mistborn series and Secret History. Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s Family Games, find them at http://www.petriesgames.com/ Also, take a look at our website, http://www.prayingforsuperpowers.com where we post new content on our corners and stay up to date with...

Duration:00:20:07

Hope Deferred

5/12/2019
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Hope deferred makes the heart sick, and a desire fulfilled brings new life. Today we are talking about the different times in stories that hope is deferred, or expectations or left unfulfilled. We believe that there is a kind of beauty in the midst of this and that when we see these moments in our lives we can be encouraged that there is the next step and that with grit and resiliency, we can always get up and find the "desire fulfilled" moments in our lives. Thank you to our sponsor,...

Duration:00:15:09

Mental Health and Nerd Culture

5/11/2019
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A panel at Starfest 2019 in Denver that Peter and Trever lead talking about mental health on nerd culture. Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s Family Games, find them at http://www.petriesgames.com/ Also, take a look at our website, http://www.prayingforsuperpowers.com where we post new content on our corners and stay up to date with the #PrayingforSuperpowers Follow Trever on Twitter @TreverShirin Follow Peter on Instagram @PeterJordahl Follow us on Facebook @PrayingforSuperpowers Music: The...

Duration:00:41:41

Shallan Davar

4/27/2019
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Shallan Davar, of the Knights Radiant, in the Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson, is a redheaded, keen-minded, and determined woman. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences, we believe that Shallan was exposed to 5-6 trauma categories, which is pretty severe. She struggles with the trauma of her youth, and we explore a little more about what that means for her, and how we can use her to encourage ourselves and our friends. Also, beware of spoilers for the Stormlight Archive...

Duration:00:14:53

The Fellowship of the Inklings

4/21/2019
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The Inklings were a group of Oxford Professors and friends who would gather together at the Eagle and Child and discuss projects, thoughts, dreams, and philosophy. Today, Peter Jordahl and Trever Shirin discuss the importance of having a group of friends that can speak truth into your life, even when it may hurt and how, without this group, the individuals who were a part of the Inklings would not have been as successful. Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s Family Games, find them at...

Duration:00:10:59

Legion

4/13/2019
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Legion is an incredible trilogy written by Brandon Sanderson that explores three seperate, yet connected, adventures of Stephen Leeds and his 48 aspects: hallucinations that are crazy. Now, Stephen Leeds isn't crazy, at least, that's what his therapist (who just happens to be an aspect) says. Join as we talk about this AMAZING thriller! Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s Family Games, find them at http://www.petriesgames.com/ Also, take a look at our website,...

Duration:00:12:22

Sokka

4/7/2019
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Sokka from Avatar the Last Airbender experiences such significant character growth through the show that we felt it was important to highlight him as our first Avatar Character Study. Sokka's journey from boyhood to manhood is not only one wrought with growing pains and confusion, but success and amazing moments that we can look at and be encouraged by. Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s Family Games, find them at http://www.petriesgames.com/ Also, take a look at our website,...

Duration:00:11:44

Kaladin - A Character Study

3/31/2019
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Kaladin Stormblessed; Knight Radiant, leader, protector, scarless and scarred. Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive is an incredible piece of epic fantasy with intricate themes and amazing character development. Kaladin is fascinating character readers see develop through the course of the three (current) books in the series. Join Trever and Peter as they discuss this fascinating character! [Spoilers ahead] Artwork by: KRHart you can find more by them at...

Duration:00:12:27

Thank Goodness for Crisis

3/16/2019
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Superman has seen worse days than his most recent appearances, whether you believe that or not. He has been through a slew of REDICULOUS superpowers and has done some equally ridiculous things. Peter and Trever talk about how Superman has developed as he has lost superpowers over the years. Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s Family Games, find them at http://www.petriesgames.com/ Also, take a look at our website, http://www.prayingforsuperpowers.com where we post new content on our corners...

Duration:00:15:19

Captain Marvel (Spoilers)

3/11/2019
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Captain Marvel, the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the catalyst for hope in Endgame (not really a spoiler.) Peter Jordahl and Trever Shirin discuss the power of a strong female superhero, her grit through the film, and their thoughts about the movie as a whole. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, be warned that there are spoilers throughout this video. Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s Family Games, find them at http://www.petriesgames.com/ Also, take a look at...

Duration:00:14:12

About Our Worldsinger Character Studies, or Whatever We Decide to Call Them

3/7/2019
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You may be wondering: what the heck is this series and why didn't they come up with a better title for them? Well, we have an answer for the first question, but not the second. This series is an opportunity for us to explore Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere through the characters he has created. There is something unique about Brandon Sanderson's characters; they all have some sort of mental health aspect in their foundation. We spoke to him briefly about this subject and were thrilled with his...

Duration:00:03:34