Episode 20: Monster Squad

October 31, 2017

RENERDING HAS NARDS, RENERDERS! HAPPPPPY HALLOWEEEEEN! In honor of the spookiest day of the year (which also happens to be Matt Rox's birthday - go wish him a happy one!), we are SO EXCITED to bring you an episode all about The Monster Squad! We delve deep, and this time, we have a guest sensei: Freddy Ruiz, formerly known as Valhalla Freddy, now currently known as Right Said Freddy (around Chris Atomz's home only!) We asked him to come along because the dude knows his horror, so much so that he's on staff at the awesome horror site Dread Central! Click on the link, go check out his work, and let him know how much you love him!

May your Halloween be filled with horrific gore, violence, togetherness, and candy!

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Episode 19: My Little Pony

October 24, 2017

Dragons and ponies and bronies, oh my! In this episode, Matt and Chris delve into the world of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It's pretty magical! Give it whirl, like Derpy Hooves's eyes.

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Episode 18: Hellboy

October 3, 2017

ReNerding Assignment Guide: Hellboy

What the Hell(boy) is up, ReNerders?! In this episode, we discuss Mike Mignola, his universe, and the first two graphic novels of the Hellboy saga. We delve deep into monsters, demons, Nazi occultism, and Victorian spiritualism, just in time for Halloween. Rip off your demon horns, jam in your earbuds, and get a-listenin’!

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Episode 17: It - The Miniseries

September 9, 2017

Get the ReNerding Assignment Guide to It: The Miniseries!

We are back after a summer hiatus! We spent this time thinking about the best way to serve the Nerddom with the work we do here, and we hope you like the results. We have a lot of fun stuff coming your way, so be sure you stay in the loop!

For the inauguration of ReNerding 2.0, we ReNerded Stephen King’s IT, the two-part mini-series that aired on ABC in 1990. On the day that this episode comes out, the new film adaption of It is hitting theatres. After you’ve been terrified by the new Pennywise (seriously - how creepy is he?!), you can listen to this episode and celebrate this awesomely creepy story!

Matt and I brought on our good friend Josh, the Queen of King, to help fill in the gaps on our King knowledge. As our first Guest Sensei, Josh helped us make sure that we delved correctly into the King of horror himself.

Give it a listen!

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ReNerding 2.0 is coming soon!

August 31, 2017

Hey, ReNerders!

Just a quick note: WE ARE ALIVE. We took a short break this summer to retool the podcast, and we are coming back on 09/08/17 with a BRAND NEW episode! In the meantime, why not head over to our Patreon page or sign up for the ReNerders Mailing List? See you soon!

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Episode 16: Wonder Woman ‘75! Wonder Woman ‘11! I Wonder If She Can Cook?

June 9, 2017

In This Episode!

Matt and Chris celebrate the release of Wonder Woman by discussing the original Wonder Woman TV show from the 1970s and the unaired 2011 pilot! They discuss the attractiveness of Lynda Carter, the ham-fistedness of the 2011 pilot, and laugh at and are uncomfortable with the casual sexism of the 1970s take on the 1940s. Why does Paradise Island not know how to take care of Steve Trevor? If they’re peaceful, why do they have guns? Why is Wonder Woman the owner of a multinational corporation that finances her crime fighting? Why does she need that damn invisible plane? Give us a listen and find out!*

*Not really. We just bring it up. But still, give us a listen.  

Some Stuff We Mention!

Twin Peaks, Shade the Changing Man, Peter Milligan, Master of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Jon Hamm, Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Kenneth Mars, Young Frankenstein, Malcolm in the Middle, The Burbs, Henry Gibson, Cloris Leachman, American Gods, Hippolyta, “Too Many Cooks”, “This Insane Too Many Cooks Flow Chart Just Might Blow Your Mind”, David E. Kelley, Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, Big Little Lies, Adrianne Palicki, Agents of SHIELD, GI Joe: Retaliation, Elizabeth Hurley, Austin Powers, Cary Elwes, The Princess Bride, Hot Shots, Etta Candy, Wonder Falls, The Notebook, Supergirl, Maxwell Lord, BJ Britt, Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charisma Carpenter, Edward Hermann

 

Next Assignment!

We’re kicking it Adult Swim old school for our next assignment! We are watching the first seasons of Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Sealab 2021! Watch along with us!

 

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Episode 15: MC Lars! MC Frontalot! 31 Flavors of Strange?

May 26, 2017

What’s crackalackin’, ReNerders?! In this episode, Matt and Chris discuss the nerdcore stylings of MC Lars and MC Frontalot, AND delve deeper into the philosophy of nerdcore music in the documentary Nerdcore Rising. They discuss all this, Master P and the No Limit Soldiers, the value (or lack thereof) of grammar rules, and whether or not Bowling for Soup is a good band. They also discover the deliciousness of 31 flavors of strange!

Head over to this episode's show notes to get a list of stuff we mentioned, complete with links to help you ReNerd!

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Episode 14: Blazing Saddles! Monty Python and the Holy Grail! All My Mudders?

May 6, 2017

In This Episode!

Howdy, ReNerders! Matt and Chris go back to the golden era of comedy: the 1970s, via Blazing Saddles and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The podcasters who say Ni also say things about Stephen King (again), discuss racism, and deal with Rainmaggedon 2017.

And don't forget: ReNerding only pawn in game of life.

Stuff We Mention!

Fargo (TV Series), Insomnia, Eyes of the Dragon, Wind Through the Keyhole, Norse Mythology, American Gods, Neil Gaiman, Buddhism Without Beliefs, 13 Reasons Why (show), 13 Reasons Why (book), Mandela Effect, Mel Brooks, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, History of the World Pt. I, Spaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Tales from the Crypt, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,  Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg, Fletch, Honeymoon in Vegas, Alan Arkin, James Earl Jones, Show of Shows, Frankie Laine, Monty Python, King Arthur, Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, And Now For Something Completely Different, Ingmar Bergman, Connie Booth, Anarcho-Syndicalism, Noam Chomsky,  Drolleries, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Sick in the Head

 

News, Notes, Thanks, Apologies, Etc.!

ReNerding is going LIVE for Free Comic Book Day! We will be recording a live, 2 hour episode at Valhalla Comics. If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, come join us! We

There were some serious storms going on while we were recording. Sorry if you hear the incessant beating of rain and hail upon our windows!

Next Assignment!

Get your mics and backward red caps on - ReNerding is all about the nerdcore once more! We will be listening to MC Lars and MC Frontalot. Here are the tracks for each rapper:

MC Lars: “Download This Song”, “Hipster GIrl”, “Hey There Ophelia”, “True Player For Real”, “Roommate from Hell”, “OG Original Gamer” which features Frontalot!

MC Frontalot: “Start Over”, “Spoiler Alert”, “First World Problems”, “Bizarro Genius Baby”, “Tongue Clucking Grammarian”

BONUS: Watch Nerdcore Rising, a documentary about Frontalot and the nerdcore movement!

 

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Episode 13: Marvels! Earth X! Sex Slacks?

April 22, 2017

In This Episode!

Excelsior, ReNerders! In this week’s episode, Matt and Chris go into the past and into the future (sort of…) of Marvel Comic via Marvels and Earth X. They spend a lot of time talking about the huge boners they have for the art of Alex Ross, Matt chides Chris for not liking the art of Jack Kirby (and Chris tries to defend himself from the claim), and they discuss the weirdness of terrible 90s movies having amazing 90s soundtracks.

Get your Kirby Krackle ready, friends, and enjoy the episode that brings ReNerding into its teen years.

Stuff We Mention!

Chipotle, Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla (2014), Bryan Cranston, Godzilla (1998), Spawn, Spawn: The Album, Godzilla: Soundtrack, Crow: City of Angels, Crow: City of Angels Soundtrack, Judgement Night, Judgement Night Soundtrack, “Fight the Power”, Everything’s Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, Song of Susannah, Wolves of the Calla, Wind Through the Keyhole, Idris Elba, Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin, Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas, Supergods, Grant Morrison, Rick and Morty Season 3 Ep. 1, “The State of Georgia vs. Rick Allen ”, Ruins, Marvels: Eye of the Camera, Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, Popeye, Norman Rockwell, Russell Johnson, Gilligan’s Island, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four films, Galactus, Jack Kirby, Danny Ketch/Ghost Rider, Vision, Scarlet Witch, The Angel (1939), Phantom Eagle, Rawhide Kid, Blazing Skull, Toro, Kurt Busiek, Jim Krueger, John Paul Leon, Machine Man/Aaron Stack, 2001, Kingdom Come, Wizard Magazine, Watchmen, Earth-616, Earth-9997, “The Girl from Ipanema”, Secret Wars, Uatu the Watcher, The Celestials, The Deviants, The Eternals, The Kree, The Inhumans, Terrigen Mist, Vibranium, HYDRA, Red Skull, Reed Richards, Black Bolt, Medusa, Wyatt Wingfoot, She-Hulk, Dr. Doom, Latveria, Namor, Franklin Richards, Ten Commandments, How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser MD, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Madelyne Pryor, “Original Sin”, Vulcan, Infinity, Storm, Black Panther, Cerebro, Mar-Vell, John Jameson/Man-Wolf, Jack Russell/Werewolf By Night, Blade, Dracula, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Deadpool, Madcap, Captain America #307, Fuller House

 

Notes, Thanks, Apologies, Etc.!

A HUGE shout-out to ReNerder Jason Knight who emailed Kurt Busiek to ask him how to pronounce his last name for us! It’s BYOO-SIK. Thanks for doing that intern duty!

 

Next Assignment!

We are going down a comedic rabbit-hole by having Matt school Chris with two comedy classics: Blazing Saddles and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Pull your old VHS copies off the shelf, blow the dust off the VCR, adjust the tracking, and join in on the lesson.

 

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Episode 12: Cowboy Bebop! Locke and Key! Rollerskating Robot?

April 6, 2017

In This Episode!

We are playing catch-up on a couple of our favorite assignments from past episodes: finishing up Cowboy Bebop and reading Book 2 in the Locke and Key series! Listen as Matt and Chris get nostalgic while discussing their favorite (and by favorite they mean most hated) alternarock from the late 90s, whether or not 10 Cloverfield Lane was really worth it, and Matt explain to Chris the specifics of Locke and Key that he should’ve already understood.

Listen up again, space cowboys...

Stuff We Mention!

Saga, Spectre 007, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, The Heart, She Holler, Patton Oswalt, Cloverfield, John Adams, Roseanne, The Flintstones, The Big Lebowski, Coyote Ugly, Them!, The Invisibles, Grant Morrison, Astro City, Kurt Busiek, Wizard Magazine, Pearl Jam, Puddle of Mudd, Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Staind, Limp Bizkit, Fred Durst, Jesus Jones, EMF, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sebastian Bach, Skid Row, Creed, Alter Bridge, Twisted Sister, Pam Grier, Shaft, Trainspotting, 90210, The Beatles, Carry That Weight”, Abbey Road, Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity is Near, The Matrix, Aesop Fable: “The Tortoise and the Hare”, X23, Akira, Batman: The Animated Series, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Steve Blum, Alanis Morrisette, It, Nos4a2, Wizard and Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, The Dark Tower Series, The Tempest, Airplane!, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Leslie Nielsen, Forbidden Planet, Return of the Forbidden Planet

 

Notes, Thanks, Apologies, Etc.!

Chris wants to apologize for sounding like a complete and utter idiot when discussing Locke and Key - he totally missed some major revelations. But, he’s thankful that Matt was there to explain it all! He’s an excellent nerd sensei.

Next Assignment!

We are delving deep into Marvel Comics lore via Alex Ross! We are reading two mini-series inspired and/or drawn and painted by Alex Ross: Marvels and Earth-X. We go into the past and into (yet another) dark Marvel future. EXCELSIOR!

 

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