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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

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

Kelsier - A Character Study

3/2/2019
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Kelsier; gang leader, widower, and psychotic rebellion leader. In Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series, Kelsier not only plays a very influential role but also seems to be the kind of person a ready wants to be and does not want to be. Join Trever and Peter as they discuss this fascinating character! [Spoilers ahead] Photo Credit to Miranda Meeks. Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s Family Games, find them at http://www.petriesgames.com/ Follow Trever on Twitter @TreverShirin Follow Peter on...

Duration:00:09:04

Top 10 Board Games (Part 1)

3/2/2019
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Where to even begin with this episode! Part one of a long conversation about board games that we really love. Let us know in the comments if you agree or disagree. CONTEST RULES: to win a $25 gift card from Petrie’s Family Games all you need to do is: 1. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel 2. Comment on this episode's video on our YouTube Channel and the second Board Games episode (which will come out on Friday) 3. Go into Petrie’s and put your name in the bowl they will have there A random...

Duration:00:26:22

Re-Adjustment Re-Launch

2/24/2019
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We are so grateful for the support that we have received from friends, family, and fans over the past several months. We really feel that we have been able to explore and discover the purpose of this show. We want this show to have a purpose, and we believe that having a vision for what this can be is essential to the success and impact of what we do here. So here is what we came up with: We encourage geeks to live emotionally and mentally healthy lives by empowering them to live confidently...

Duration:00:04:27

The Depiction of Women in Star Trek

2/18/2019
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Star Trek is a staple of nerd culture; but have you ever thought about how the shows depict women? There’s a lot of good in the series, and lot of things that deserve a second look and some deeper thinking about. Chris Jordahl and Trever Shirin dive into this discussion that is close to their hearts. 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:00:30:14

Steelheart (A Worldsinger Episode)

2/10/2019
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Peter and Trever discuss Brandon Sanderson’s Young Adult novel Steelheart in this Worldsinger’s episode of Praying for Superpowers. This story is a really interesting take on superpowers, power, and the corruption that can come with them. What would really happen to us, morally and ethically, if great power was thrust upon us? 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...

Duration:00:27:32

Top 10 Board Games (Part 2)

2/7/2019
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Welcome back to our crazy pair of episodes about board games! Part two of a long conversation about board games that we really love. Let us know in the comments if you agree or disagree. CONTEST RULES: to win a $25 gift card from Petrie’s Family Games all you need to do is: 1. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel 2. Comment on this episode's video on our YouTube Channel and the first Board Games episode 3. Go into Petrie’s and put your name in the bowl they will have there A random winner will...

Duration:00:26:45

Meet Christopher Jordahl

1/24/2019
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You may not have met Chris Jordahl yet, he’s a pretty great guy, with a lot of great things that he does, and we wanted to spend a little one-on-one time with the one and only. 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...

Duration:00:09:09

Back To The Future and Time Travel

1/21/2019
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Peter Jordahl is, unfortunately, sick this week and so standing in his place is Chris Jordahl, his second cousin. This week we are talking about the famous cinematic marvel that is Back to the Future and the overarching conversation about time travel in the world of fiction. Minute Physics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3zTfXvYZ9s&t=332s Thank you to our sponsor, Petrie’s Family Games, find them at http://www.petriesgames.com/ Also, take a look at our website,...

Duration:00:21:24

Resident Evil

1/19/2019
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Resident Evil is an empire within the nerd culture and they are coming out with another epic game this month: Resident Evil 2, a remake of the original game. This franchise has so much to offer, and we chose to explore some of those options on the show this week. We hope you enjoy! 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...

Duration:00:29:09

Batman's Grief

1/13/2019
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There are a lot of people who have differing views about what is wrong with Bruce Wayne, and a lot of them have ideas that are pretty valid. Peter and Trever think that what is truly behind Batman’s motivation is two things: Grief and Fear. Join us as we explore this incredible superhero! 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...

Duration:00:28:46