Podcasts – Nerd Pride Radio
By Mike Jones
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Mike's take on all aspects of nerd culture--especially D&D, science, TV & movies, gaming, comics, technology, history and anything else that strikes his fancy. Home of the Bad-Ass Movie Quote of the Week, and the Pod-O-Matic--random podcasting determined by the roll of the dice! It's nerdtacular!
||CleanEpisode 186 – The Black Bomber||Thanks to a wealth of listener feedback, Mike revisits the tricky subject of complimenting strangers. Then he talks about his own game setting for post-apocalyptic superheroes, Legacy of Justice. On the Science Corner, there’s great white sharks and why||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 185 – Shyguy’s Moped||Mike reviews Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (spoiler: it tastes terrible). Then, after a couple random tidbits and a rant about checkout lines, Mike spends a while trying to sort out his feelings on the ways our world objectifies women and … Continue reading &||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 184 – Caveman San Diego||Fingertips episode: Mike talks about Guardians of the Galaxy, Magic the Gathering, chewy candy, how The National Enquirer has its finger on the pulse of the Trump voter, plus Lootcrate and other odds and ends. After that, R2 delivers a … Continue re||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 183 – Empress Skittles||Mike opens up with a Gaming Table to nowhere. He literally has nothing. But he follows it up with a complaint about prescription medication and a review of the Percy Jackson books. But then it’s Pod-O-Matic time! R2 rolls up … Continue reading ͛||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 182 – Died of Dysentery||Starting at the Gaming Table, Mike’s tried two new games this week, Forbidden Island and Oregon Trail, the card game. He talks about the beauty and tragedy of Fearless Girl. And then there’s a three-fer Nerd Rage rant about all … Continue reading &#||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 181 – Zelda Milk Bar||What a great day! Mike talks about all the media he’s been consuming the last couple week: podcasts, TV… even a book. Then Jacob joins him for the Science Corner and talks about his encounter with a real live astronaut. … Continue reading →||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 180 – Kim Jong Hero||Great episode! Elijah joins Mike on this episode to talk about Otzi the Iceman, poetry, a long stretch on politics where both of them get quite worked up and passionate, and finally a little Nerd Rage about the miniaturization of … Continue reading||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 179 – Shawty||Just a quick one today. Mike finally reviews Get Out and then rants about movie trailers. On the Pod-O-Matic, R2 brings out just two new listener-submitted questions about wicked cool dice and Aidan’s key ring. Then we even score some … Continue rea||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 178 – Thundarr the Barrbarrian||Mike’s first playtest of Mars Needs Cows! And it was awesome! Then Mike geeks out about Pascal’s Triangle… cuz y’know… he’s a geek like that. And then Mike talks about time travel movies–the BEST kind of movies–and the latest one … Conti||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 177 – Lick the Switch||On this week’s Gaming Table, Mike talks about chess and King of Tokyo and licking game cartridges. Then he finally catches up on some indie movies he’s missed with reviews of Swiss Army Man, The Green Room, and The Witch. … Continue reading →||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 176 – A Sound Drubbing||Mike hits a number of quick topics this week. Of course, he has to talk about Trappist-1 and its seven exoplanets, but he also gets to Breath of the Wild, magnetism in Iron Age pottery, arctic tourism, and taking away … Continue reading →||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 175 – Mighty Mike||A laid back episode. Mike tells stories about his son’s pet hedgehog, nostalgia, and Dick Cavett. But then he rolls out R2, and there’s more than a dozen listener-submitted questions: John Wick, Mike’s new car, Superman, airshows, flossing, Christma||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 174 – My Awesome Parents||Mike has fun just talking about games and nonsense until, without warning, he turns it all into a rant about politics. But he is quickly saved by Aidan and R2 who help him out with ten brand spankin’ new listener-submitted … Continue reading →||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 173 – Marrying Murfreesboro||Mike loves self-checkout at the grocery. With that out of the way, Mike gets excited about grammar rules of so-called “bad English”. Then in history, Mike tells the tale Nebraska’s own Hermit Jim. There’s a slew of listener-submitted questions on||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 172 – Jackwagon||It’s an episode! Chock full of Uncomfortable Topics, ecsalator science, a full raft of Pod-O-Matic questions, and some awesome Listener Betrayal. Just the usual nerd stuff. You don’t need me to convince you that this is going to be your …||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 171 – Stand Up Speak Out||Mike and Aidan open the show this week discussing President Trump’s first week in office and the importance of protecting and exercising our First Amendment rights. They also review the new M. Night Shyamalin movie, Split. Then it’s Pod-O-Matic time &||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 170 – Truck Suplex||Superman and Monster Trucks! What more could you want? Mike talks about Secret Hitler again and then forces you to listen to adorable stories about his cat. But then he’s got a review of the comic All-Star Superman, not to … Continue reading →||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 169 – Protest Pig||This episode has Mike’s new favorite comic, Scandinavia and the World. Plus the sad end of Cast and the Curious, canine bladder stones, and a little bit of Nerd Rage about fact checking. All this plus almost a dozen new … Continue reading U||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 168 – Kona Rage||First, Mike was sick. But now he’s well enough to record a podcast. And there’s some Secret Hitler and some TV stuff and Mike rages out over poor drink stocking choices. On top of that, R2 delivers ten brand-new, listener-submitted … Con||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 167 – Pokejamas||Nerd Pride actually recorded on Christmas Day. Mike and several of his kids talk about their awesome Christmas (spoiler alert: Mike got a lot of games). Plus there’s the world’s oldest gorilla, the song Baby It’s Cold Outside, plus Mike … Continue||12/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 166 – Brown Shirts||In this episode, Mike starts a little political discussing potential threats to our freedom of speech. But then it’s Gaming Table, and Mike finally talks about his recent Paranoia game. Which was awesome. Then Aidan joins for a three-fer version … C||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 165 – Mars is the Worst||Mike opens with a discussion of Webelos Science and cool science-y things he did with his scouts, followed by talk of Mars and the colonization of space. Then he completely loses his train of thought for five minutes, but then… … Continue read||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 164 – One Punch Podcast||Just some miscellaneous stuff to finish off the Thanksgiving weekend. Mike talks about his wrecked car, gives a quick review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, plus talks about new shows he’s been watching. After that, there’s a ̷||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 163 – Bugbearcat||A little Gaming Table, a lot of Pod-O-Matics, and some pretty decent Listener Betrayal. Yup… it’s an episode! Enjoy! Nerd Pride Radio, Episode 163 – Bugbearcat||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 162 – Love||The show opens with a little Trump talk, because… well, because how can it not? But once we get past that, the Science Corner explores the connection between school performance and poverty. And on the Gaming Table, it’s almost time … Continue readin||11/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 161 – Chivalry is Dead||Mike shares the awesomeness of his experience with VR goggles and the coolest campaign button from the 60’s. Then he talks about the his latest podcast finds, including Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase and Dead Pilot’s Society. On … Continue reading||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 160 – Eli and Pi||Mike finally plays Magic the Gathering. Then he talks about Millennials for a bit and shares a story about how his son met Pi. R2 is ready with a whole load of brand-new listener-submitted questions on the Pod-O-Matic, including an … Continue readin||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 159 – Shark Exorcist||Mike’s gaming table is YUGE! Game Night talk with discussion of Cobras, a new trick-taking game on Kickstarter; XenoShyft; Spot It; Pathfinder; and others. In the ROKU segment, Mike is overwhelmed by all the new TV choices being released for … Conti||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 158 – Science Circus||Mike is joined by a brand-new co-host–his nephew Caleb! They talk about Rhys Thomas’s Science Circus, plus some history, looking at Victor Hugo Green and the Negro Motorist’s Green Book from the days of segregation. Then R2 gives Caleb is … Co||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 157 – Clowndemic||Mike and Aidan tackle some topics today, starting with the recent Clowndemic. This is followed by a story about stargazing and interesting science conversations between Mike and his kids. The best age for babies, Dissociative Identity Disorder, the upcomi||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The passion and zeal that defines the quality of these podcasts is simply overwhelming. Mike does a fantastic gob regaling his listeners with funny quips and statements sure to put a smile on anyone's face. Also, the ferocity with which he expounds upon his subject matter is truly professional, and this podcast is sure to be an instant favorite of all listeners. Five stars!
Funny, nerdy, informative and nerdy! You hear Mike talk about D&D, space exploration, Harry Potter and RPGs. Awesome podcast.
Keep up the good work!
This podcast is great, and who doesn't love the Pod-o-matics? Keep updating and I will listen.