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Episode 30: Marvel Cinematic Universe Round Table

12/6/2017
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In this season’s fifth Round Table episode, hosts Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley are joined by Damien Randle of the Curly Nerd podcast. In celebration of the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, the gang look back on the previous Marvel movies and each rank their Top 3. Spoiler Alert: No one picked Iron Man, but they explain why.

Duration: 01:02:10


Episode 29: Nerdiest Place in Vancouver, Net Neutrality

11/29/2017
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Hosts Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley start things off with a survey of news in the geek world, including the FCC’s moves on net neutrality and some Seattle Marvel news. Then, Dyer takes us to the nerdiest place in all of Vancouver, BC: A tavern like straight out of a fantasy book called the Storm Crow. Then the guys payoff their bet on the last quiz with Dyer’s take on Attack on Titan. Finally, Dyer surprises Nick with another quiz. Who will win this time? They wrap things up with an interview...

Duration: 01:16:55


Episode 28: Justice League Round Table

11/22/2017
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In this season’s fourth Round Table episode, hosts Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley are joined by Matt Jarin and Jordan Kamin. Matt started his comics collection because he fell in love with the Justice League of America book. Jordan used to work at comic book shops before joining the tech sector. They both are intimately knowledgeable of the JL, so they joined super friends Nick and Dyer for a review of the long-gestating film. How does this team-up stack up to Marvel's? Why is Wonder Woman shot...

Duration: 00:59:27


Episode 27: Nerdy Burlesque, Media Clean-up, Lord of the Rings TV

11/15/2017
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Hosts Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley start things off with a survey of news in the geek world, including why Gal Gadot reportedly threatening to leave Wonder Woman, DC Comics parting with an editor with a history of sexual misconduct allegations, and why Amazon is ponying up to buy the rights to a Lord of the Rings TV show. Dyer quizzes Nick on Tolkien versus Martin facts, and then dives into the world of nerdlesque -- the growing wave of nerdy burlesque shows. Finally they play an interview...

Duration: 01:17:46


Bonus Episode: Thor Ragnarok and Stranger Things 2

11/10/2017
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In this bonus episode, Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley review Thor: Ragnarok and Stranger Things 2. Spoiler Alert! They talk about the endings to both, especially what happens to ST2's Bob.

Duration: 00:40:45


Episode 26: Toxic Twitter Round Table

11/8/2017
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In this season’s third Round Table episode, hosts Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley are joined by Genevieve Haas of After These Messages and the Grapes of Rad podcasts. What do you do when you’re outraged every time you check your social media feed, but you just can’t stop yourself from looking anyway? The gang talk about some Twitter self-care and how social media platforms are designed to be habit forming, even addictive for their users.

Duration: 01:11:12


Episode 25: A Haunting in Seattle, Stranger Things, George Romero

11/1/2017
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Nerds Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley start off with some news, including a quickie, spoiler-free review of Stranger Things 2, the world’s first robot to be granted national citizenship, and some strong evidence in the debate of which animal would win in a fight: Shark or alligator? Then, it’s a spooky double feature as Dyer enlists the help of some radio friends. First, Rachel Belle takes us inside a haunting in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood. After that, Frank Shiers resurrects an interview...

Duration: 01:06:38


Episode 24: Zombie Apocalypse Round Table

10/25/2017
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In this season’s second Round Table episode, hosts Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley call in some friends of the show to help them break down their interview with Z Nation co-creator/writer/producer Craig Engler and infectious disease/zombie expert Dr. Tara Smith. Liz Ellis, a local film producer (among other things) and Travis AKA GAPiT of The FPV Show join the guys in studio with reaction to our burning zombie questions: Why is the internet full of terrible tips for surviving the zombie...

Duration: 01:05:56


Episode 23: The Real Springfield, Amazon HQ2, Toxic Twitter

10/18/2017
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Nerds Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley start off with some news, including the Musk vs. Bezos space race, Twitter’s new promise to change (Nick isn’t buying it), and the outlandish bids for Amazon’s HQ2. Then Dyer takes us down to the real Springfield from The Simpsons before chatting with Michelle Harrison from The Flash. They wrap things up with the Nerd Alert. 2:00 -- Space Race 8:10 -- Twitter 19:40 -- The New Mutants 25:45 -- Rick and Morty nugget sauce 31:00 -- Amazon HQ2 37:30 -- The Real...

Duration: 01:08:58


Episode 22: Blade Runner 2049 Round Table

10/11/2017
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In this season's first Round Table episode, Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley are joined by Kevin and Emily from the Dead Beat Film Society and Rosin Saez of Seattle Met Magazine to discuss Blade Runner 2049. Can we settle whether Deckard is a Replicant? What's the #1 reason to see this movie? Are we sure we're human?

Duration: 01:11:23


Episode 21: Sports Nerds

10/4/2017
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Nerds Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley launch Season 2 with a look at nerdy news including Blade Runner short films, the premiere of Star Trek Discovery, and some secret cryptocurrency mining. Then, Dyer examines the age-old line between sports and nerds before chatting with Think Geek and wrapping things up with a Nerd Alert. 3:00 -- Blade Runner shorts 10:00 -- Star Trek Discovery 17:00 -- Showtime cryptocurrency mining 22:00 -- FEATURE: Sports vs. Nerds 44:40 -- Think Geek 48:15 -- Nerd Alert

Duration: 00:51:14


Rose City Comic Con Panel (Season 1.5)

9/20/2017
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Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley of NW NERD join a panel on internet criticism at Rose City Comic Con in Portland. Missy Brinks from Fake Geek Girls, Kate Tanski of Women Write About Comics, Tobiah Panshin of View From the Gutters, and the guys discuss what goes into good criticism and how we can all get better at engaging with it.

Duration: 00:52:25


NW NERD Minisode - All about PAX WEST (Season 1.5)

9/2/2017
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Another between-seasons minisode. This one is all about PAX WEST with co-founder Jerry Holkins.

Duration: 00:04:17


What is NW NERD?

9/1/2017
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Hear what listeners think of Seattle's best local podcast, according to Seattle A-List. What is NW NERD?

Duration: 00:03:01


NW NERD Minisode - The Cuts (Season 1)

8/3/2017
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Not everything Nick and Dyer record makes it into the NW NERD podcast. Sometimes there's an interview that doesn't fit into an episode, or even just portions of an interview that didn't fit into a feature. Maybe even a bit that didn't quite work out. These are the cuts. For better or for worse, these are a few such cuts from Season 1 of NW NERD. 00:00 Intro 2:43 A conversation with Grapes of Rad / Quantum Leap: A Look Bakula podcast about troubling media. 6:35 An interview with Costume...

Duration: 00:38:53


Episode 20: Zelda at the Symphony

6/21/2017
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Nerds Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley try to explain the fidget spinner phenomenon, then look at some progress for women in video games before remembering Adam West. Dyer looks at how video game scores could be the next big thing for symphonies. Pinball and video game legend Steve Ritchie sits down to discuss the wild inspirations for some of his games. The guys wrap things up with the look ahead to next season and a Nerd Alert. 3:30 -- Fidget spinners 9:15 -- Women in video games 22:45 --...

Duration: 01:15:16


Episode 19: Wonder Woman, Typewriters, Halo

6/7/2017
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Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley kick off the show with Wonder Woman news, a review of the record-breaking film, and a quiz on Wonder Woman history. Then, Dyer takes us inside typewriter subculture. Finally, the guys talk to writer Steve Haske about his oral history of the Halo video games, then wrap things up with a Nerd Alert. 2:00 -- Wonder Woman’s box office success 8:00 -- Wonder Woman Day 12:00 -- Wonder Woman film review (very light spoilers!) 30:00 -- Wonder Woman history quiz 40:00 --...

Duration: 01:08:19


Episode 18: Self-Driving Cars, Google vs. Siri, Black Lightning

5/24/2017
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Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley start things off with a look at nerdy news, including the new Star Trek and Star Trek spoofs coming to “TV”, Google Assistant taking on Siri, a doomsday failsafe’s failure, and the unlikely rise of Black Lightning. Then, Dyer looks into the impending self-driving car revolution and the guys discuss the impact that could have on our lives. 1:15 -- Star Trek Discovery 6:30 -- Orville 9:00 -- Google vs. Siri 14:15 -- Doomsday vault flooded 17:30 -- Black Lightning...

Duration: 00:58:35


Episode 17: Merfolk, Smart Bikes, Guardians 2

5/10/2017
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Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley break down how one word could make a big difference in how the law views chimpanzees. They react to a trio of trailers and then dig into how Game of Thrones could have four spin-offs. Dyer takes you inside the world of real, live merpeople, then chats to the Seattle Bike Blog’s Tom Fucoloro about the future of bikeshares in the Emerald City. Finally, the guys review Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (spoilers). 6:00 -- One word could mean chimpanzees gaining...

Duration: 01:14:18


Episode 16: Seattle Police’s Twitch Channel

4/26/2017
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Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley kick off with some nerdy news, including the birth of r/SeattlePodcasts, whether American Gods is poised to be the internet’s next favorite show, and Apple vs. Uber. Dyer takes you behind the scenes of the Seattle Police Department’s pioneering Twitch channel. Marvel brings back their classic heroes. What’s that mean for their current, diverse iterations of Captain America, Hulk, Wolverine, Iron Man, and others? 4:00 -- American Gods 13:30 -- Apple vs. Uber 19:00...

Duration: 00:53:25

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