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Nerd Hurdles is a podcast. Chances are if you’re here, you know that already. But just in case you got sent here by Google or a link sent to you by someone in your office, Nerd Hurdles is a podcast about things nerds like. Things that regular people (”normals”) scoff at or outright shun. We discuss these things in a generally humorous and vaguely intelligent way. Or is that intelligible? It might be neither intelligent nor intelligible. Jakob and Mandi discuss all manner and forms of nerdery and geekery and what makes them magnificent and tragic. This weekly epic explored the depths of what fandoms mean to their fans. Sacred cows of the scifi, fantasy, comic book and any other genre that makes the general public squirm with discomfort get the irreverent Nerd Hurdles treatment (and nerdy love).
||ExplicitEpisode 228 – Erotic Fiction||Kathie (AKA Olivia Kent) joins Jakob and Mandi in a discussion of erotica and erotic fiction that is NOT fan fiction. What is HuCow? Find out within.||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 227: Star Trek Survey Results||We made a survey about Star Trek. A whopping 47 people responded (including us)! These results are totally scientific and reveal the ultimate truth about who the best and worst characters are and what series is the true fan favourite.||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 226: Gilmore Girls Apoocalypse||Jakob and Mandi discuss the end of all things Gilmore... or is it? And what is the cultural relevance of having seen "A Year In The Life" or not having seen Rogue One. Plus, 2016 takes another life.||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 225: Netflix and Quill||Since having a baby (the titular Quill), we watch a LOT more Netflix and get out to the movies a lot less. So no timely Rogue One review (probably to the relief of many listeners). Instead we talk Orphan Black, Star Trek: Enterprise,||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 224: Super Gotham||This week we talk about a couple DC television shows, the fabulous Gotham and the pretty good Supergirl.||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 223: Marvelous Marvels of Marvel||Jakob and Mandi chat about the marvelous marvels of the Marvel universe. Well, Luke Cage and Deadpool at least. They also discuss Star Trek: Enterprise Season 3 and Bones Season 11.||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 222: Breast Feeding||Mandi and Jakob had a baby. It's been... an experience. An experience during which they've watched a lot of Star Trek: Enterprise.||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 221: Hurdles Beyond (Star Trek Beyond Review)||Popular guest host Kathie rejoins Jakob and Mandi to talk about Star Trek Beyond, which they all saw together a few weeks ago and have varying opinions about.||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 220: PokéBusters||Two pretty darn good things that haters are hating on. Resident haters Jakob and Mandi give them some love. Pokémon Go and Ghostbusters 2016 reboot. What's not to like?||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 219: Familiar Things (A Netflix Unoriginal Series)||Jakob and Mandi liked Stranger Things so much they immediately did an episode on it highlighting some of its weaker points (naturally). And in typical "nuanced" Nerd Hurdles fashion Jakob comes of somewhat negative about the theme music which is very s.||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 218: Scandalous Scandals of Scandal||Having run out of quality shows to watch on (Canadian) Netflix, Jakob and Mandi get Scandalous.||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 217: Mimico Insane Asylum (Doors Open Toronto)||Jakob and Mandi take a trip to the tunnels underneath the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital (aka Mimico Insane Asylum, aka Mimico Hospital for the Insane, aka The Police Academy, aka Humber College) during Doors Open Toronto. (www.asylumbythelake.||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 216: Netflix Grab Bag||Jakob and Mandi talk about a totally random assortment of things they've been watching on Netflix. Mainly Daredevil Season 2, Downton Abbey Season 5, House of Cards Season 4 (well, the first 3 episodes), most of Poirot, and the Ender's Game movie.||4/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 215 – Love and Marriage||A Valentines Day special! Our good friends James and Nicole pop by to talk our fabulous wedding, their rad wedding, weddings we've been to that were maybe not so awesome and married life. Thanks to Joe Strutt for the very special easter egg (valentine'.||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 214 – The Force Awakens in Los Santos||We stopped sleeping on The Force Awakens and went and saw it finally. It took us a while on account of all the GTA V we were playing.||12/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 213 – Watching The Detectives||Detectives. Private Dicks. On TV. Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Jessica Jones Season 1, Death In Paradise Season 3 and Bones Season 10.||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 212: Trains, Tangents and Tinder updates||Before heading back to Africa, Kathie wanted to slam the new E.L. James book. Mandi wanted an update on her Tinder adventures and tangents ensued. So much so neither topic gets talked about much—"Grey" not at all.||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 211: Kathie Gets Tinder||Regular co-host Kathie (What introduced Mandi to fanfic, apparently) signs up for Tinder just in time to leave the country for nine months. Married couple Jakob and Mandi live vicariously through her (potential) online dating adventures.||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 210: Mandi Goes Camping||After Mandi comes back from a camping trip, the Hurdlers discuss one of Jakob's biggest hurdles: Camping. They also discuss Sense8 (spoiler free!) and Age of Ultron.||9/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 209: Earthseed – Books of The Living||Kathie drops by to talk about Octavia E. Butler's harrowing post-collapse books 'Parable of the Sower' and 'Parable of the Talents'. Thanks to Matthew Fava for giving us these cheery reads.||7/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 208: Cosplay||A topic suggested by listener Rose, Jakob and Mandi talk about cosplay (something they admittedly don't know all that much about), dress codes and personal identity.||7/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 207: Manic Pixie Dream Girls||Jakob and Mandi watch one of the seminal "manic pixie dream girl" movies, 'Harold and Maude' (1971), then talk about the MPDG trope.||6/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 206: Furious Furiosa Fury Road||Jakob and Mandi go for a drive on Fury Road.||5/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 205: Two Hundred and Five Shades of Grey||Kathie (what came back from Chad and made us watch the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, apparently) joins Jakob and Mandi to talk about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.||4/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 204: Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey||Dan drops by to travel back in time and get trippy in the year 2001.||4/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny and entertaining discussions about various topics related to nerds, its easy to see that Jakob and Mandi are intelligent and informed about what's going on, as well as capable of presenting those things with humor and wit!
Wow, Nerd Hurdles is the best Torontonian Podcast,
This thing is fantastic, its done by two torontonians who don't talk about Toronto all that often. I love Jakob and Mandi in a way that makes me feel like I've known them forever. Woot - can't wait to listen to them more.
Great podcast! Can't help but bursting out laughing sometimes. It's good to hear a fellow nerds opinion. And I'm glad there are other people who know almost embarrasing amounts of information about star wars, and LOTR, among other things. I'm sure this podcast is similar to what would happen if a star trek marathon had babies with a firefly marathon.