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In Nerdificent comedians, Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.
||CleanEpisode 25: Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra||This week, Dani and Ify are joined by Kyle Shire, of Machinima, to unlock the secrets of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Kyle guides us through the storylines and memorable moments of the two series to paint a picture of this world for new viewers and veterans alike. From fighting the Fire Nation to fighting the Patriarchy, it’s all here on this week’s episode of Nerdificent!FOOTNOTES: 1. The Legend2. The Start of the Hundred Year War3. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER WAS MORE THAN JUST A CHILDREN'S SHOW4. A Profound Animation: Avatar: The Last Airbender Almost a Decade Later5. 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Is Still One of the Greatest Shows of All Time6. 10 Essential Episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender7. COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW - AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER COMICS8. AN ORAL HISTORY OF AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER: CAST LOOKS BACK AS SHOW CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF FINALE9. Avatar: The Last Airbender – World and Mythology10. Avatar: The Last Airbender creator announces his next project, Threadworlds11. Dark Horse announces new Avatar: The Last Airbender comics12. ON ITS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY 'AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER' CREATORS GIVE AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE FINALE13. Avatar: The Last Airbender Is One Of The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time 14. The Strange, Sad Abuse Of 'The Last Airbender' And 'The Legend of Korra'15. Racebending (The Last Airbender Casting Controversy)16. Is 'The Last Airbender' Racist?17. Shyamalan Addresses Airbender's Race Controversy And Answers Your Questions18. Who Sent Out The Last Airbender Casting Call Asking For "Caucasian" Actors? Producer Responds||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Queer Representation In Geek Culture||This week, Dani and Ify are joined by guests Christopher Smith Bryant, of LAGS (LA Gayming Society), and Kanon Spackman, Associate Technical Program Manager at PlayStation, to discuss the quality of LGBTQ representation in geek culture, past and present. The conversation ranges from favorite characters and LGBTQ stories to personal experiences with other members of the Gayming community, how that community started, and where it's going. Make sure to follow everyone on social media to keep the conversation going after the episode!FOOTNOTES:1. The First Gay Space on the Internet2. When AOL Was GayOL3. Queer & nerdy: Why your startup should hire a gay developer4. BGD BLOG HELPED ME EMBRACE BEING A QUEER NERD OF COLOR5. Bury Your Gays6. All 198 Dead Lesbian and Bisexual Characters On TV, And How They Died7. What Led to Lexa: A Look at the History of Media Burying Its Gays8. LGBT Fans Deserve Better9. Disney's Long, Complicated History with Queer Characters10. This Woman Matched Gay Stereotypes To Disney Villains And It’s Brilliant11. 10 Queer-Coded, Gay Villains from Our Childhood12. How Gay Is Your Geek TV?13. 10 Fictional LGBT Geek Icons14. Marvel Misses Another Easy Opportunity for LGBTQ Representation With Black Panther15. THREE LGBT GAMERS TALK ABOUT QUEERING GEEK CULTURE16. What Will Gay Culture Look Like in 2035?17. We Ask Queer Nerds Who Their Favorite LGBT Character Is18. LGBTQ Video Game Archive19. 10 Gay YA Books You'll Love (No Matter Your Age)||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: How The Dragon Ball Franchise Came To Be||Gather round, young Saiyans, and get ready for our first of many episodes about the world of Dragonball - a franchise too big for one sit down. On this episode Dani and Ify discuss the history of Dragonball, its many series, and its creator, Akira Toriyama. After the break the two are joined by legendary voice actor, Kyle Hebert. Kyle talks about his time as Gohan, Ox King, and many others on and off the Dragonball franchise. Whether you are a life long Dragonball fan or a newcomer eager to raise your power level, Dani and Ify are here to help you train. FOOTNOTES: 1. Dragon Ball: 15 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About The American Version2. Dragon Ball Timeline3. 15 Secrets You Didn't Know About Dragon Ball4. Akira Toriyama5. Why 'Dragon Ball Super' is Stopping at the Perfect Time6. Dragon Ball Z: 15 Things You Never Knew7. WHY DRAGON BALL CAN BE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS STAR WARS8. What exactly are the Dragon Balls? (Minor Spoilers)9. 15 Things You Never Knew About The Dragon Balls10. DRAGON BALL DEPARTMENT CREATED AT TOEI ANIMATION11. 'Dragon Ball' Creator Still Doesn't Understand Its Popularity12. This Chart Explains How Profitable 'Dragon Ball Super' Really Is13. Here's The 11 Top-Selling Manga Series Of All-Time15. 15 Times Dragon Ball Z Crossed Over With Other Series16. 15 Things You Didn't Know About Saiyans17. Dragon Ballsy: 15 Controversial Times Dragon Ball Had To Be Censored18. Akira Toriyama Reveals The Secret Behind Dragon Ball Super Saiyans19. WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE FUTURE OF DRAGON BALL AFTER THE SUPER SERIES FINALE20. It Takes Longer to Make a 'Dragon Ball Super' Episode Than You Think21. How Characters Change From Episode To Episode 22. New Dragon Ball Z Ride At Universal Studios Will Feature An Original Story23. The Best Dragon Ball Z Episodes24. Cast Guide||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: LEGO||This week the gang takes out their instruction booklet and puts together the history of Lego - brick by brick! Dani and Ify discuss the turbulent history of Lego’s creator as well as the many success the company enjoys to this day. Whether you grew up fitting blocks, playing one of the many Lego video games, or just love the Lego Batman movie, everything is awesome on this week’s episode of Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: 1. The LEGO® Story2. Lego Celebrates 50 Years of Building3. Lego Tops Global Ranking Of The Most Powerful Brands In 20154. Lego’s plastic bricks transformed childhood. Are they sturdy enough to survive screens?5. Turning to Tie-Ins, Lego Thinks Beyond the Brick6. 11 Awesome Lego Facts That Will Make You Want To Break Out The Bricks Again7. LEGO Facts & Worksheets8. 13 of the Toughest LEGO Sets to Build||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: 80's Nickelodeon||You asked for it, we listened! The gang goes back to the '80s to revisit the early days of Nickelodeon. This week, Dani and Ify dive deep into the nooks and crannies of all the shows that made up '80s Nick. Been waiting to hear about Eureka's Castle? Hey Dude? You Can't Do That on Television? Wait no longer as the Nerdificent team Slimes you head to toe with '80s Nick facts!FOOTNOTES: 1. Nickelodeon Archives: The Free Lance-Star - Jul 16, 19792. WATCH: Hocus Focus early Nickelodeon TV show from 19813. The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana · Page 1104. You Can't Do That on Television 5. You Can't Do That on Television Trivia6. Exclusive: You Can't Do That On Televisionis getting a reboot 7. 7 forgotten early Nickelodeon shows that will give '80s kids deep feelings8. 11 Nickelodeon Shows From the '80s||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Transformers||This week on the pod, the gang talks about the ever evolving world of Transformers. Dani and Ify discuss all their favorite elements of this franchise with a little help from their Producer and Editor, Dan Goodman. From toys to comics to television to taking the silver screen, with billions in revenue, the three go over what makes the Transformers so great and why they are here to stay. Nerdfam - roll out!FOOTNOTES:1. Don Murphy Quotes Special2. TF Movie Screenwriter John Rogers Speaks out3. DOUBLE VISION4. Character-Driven Films (but Keep the Kaboom)5. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ROBERT ORCI6. WELCOME MR. ROBERTO ORCI, YOU MAY ASK HIM QUESTIONS7. Transformers Movie Discussion8. Casting Call for Prime Directive9. Transformers (film series)10. Michael Bay To Direct ‘Transformers 4,’ Producer Confirms11. Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Says ‘Transformers 4’ Coming For Summer 2014||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Nickelodeon||In episode 19 the gang takes a seat on the big Orange couch to dive into the world of Nickelodeon. Assisted by all-time great Nerdificent guest Hector Navarro, the three touch on the shows that made your childhood. From Catdog, Rugrats, and Spongebob to Salute Your Shorts, GUTS, and Legends of the Hidden Temple - get ready to get Slimed with this deep dive into Nick!||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: San Diego Comic Con Recap||In Episode 18, Dani and Ify go over their favorite moments from this year's San Diego Comic Con! The two dive in on all the announcements and happenings that made a splash at the Con! From Shazam!, Aquaman, Glass, Godzilla, and Clone Wars to panels, events, and even a giveaway - Ify and Dani give you a thorough run down of the best of the best.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Image Comics||In episode 17, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Image Comics. From Spawn to WildC.A.T.s. the two discuss the history and creation of Image, the major artists and writers that started it (and which famous rival comic company they came from), some of their favorite works, and much more!||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Intro To The Twilight Zone||In episode 16, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of the television show: The Twilight Zone. They're joined by writer Mellow Brown to break down the history of the show, how the creator Rod Serling came about creating the show, their own experiences with the show along with their favorite episodes and how they relate to today, attempts at reviving the show, and much more!||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Review ***SPOILERS AHEAD***||***SPOILERS AHEAD*** In episode 14, Dani and Ify are joined by pop culture critic Joelle Monique to rate and review the new film 'Ant-Man and the Wasp.' Follow Joelle on Instagram at @joelle_monique and on Twitter at @JoelleMonique. ***THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE***DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED***||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: G.I. Joe||In episode 14, Dani and Ify dive deep into the world of G.I. Joe. They get into the history of the toys and how they came to be, how that lead into the television shows and movies, the rankings of the best G.I. characters, and much more!||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Intro To Sailor Moon||In episode 13, Dani and Ify deep dive into the characters who make up the Sailor Moon anime. They are joined by voice actor and producer Erika Ishii to break down the characters and their story arcs along with discussing Ishii's own experience voicing a character on the new Sailor Moon show. They also get in to the history of the show and much more!||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||In episode 12, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They're joined by comedian and writer Erik Barnes to help break down the world of TMNT further. They talk about the beginnings of the comic, the complete history of the characters, how it became a television show, the current shows and movies, how the toys came to be, and much more!||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: The Flash||In episode 11, Dani and Ify deep dive in to DC Comic's 'The Flash.' They are joined by Sam Bashor, host of Only Stupid Answers podcast, to discuss the history of the character, the first time the character showed up and his story lines throughout the years, how it's possible that he is faster than Superman, the CW television show, the new reincarnation in the Justice League films, and more!||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Violence in Video Games||In episode 10, Dani and Ify deep dive into the arguments for and against violence stemming from people playing video games.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Power Rangers||In episode 9, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Power Rangers. They talk about the history of the show, how it came to be, the original power rangers, how far the show has. come, and much more! They're also joined by current Power Ranger Peter Adrian Sudarso to talk about his experiences working towards becoming a part of the cast and more! Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @PeterSAdrian.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Intro To Nintendo||In episode 8, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Nintendo. They discuss the history of Nintendo from Japan and onward, the first games created for the console, the revitalization of the company, the Nintendo DS, their quality of life products, the Nintendo Switch, public relations, and much, much more. They're also joined by producer Michael Barryte to discuss his own experiences with Nintendo. Find him on Twitter at @belatedmedia.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Table Top Games||In episode 7, Dani and Ify discuss table top games. They break down the history, the first ever table top games, how the table top game came to be what it is today, how RPG's got started, why it's maintained it's popularity, their own favorite games, and much more! They are also joined by Emma Fyffe to discuss her own experiences with RPG's, table top games, & more. Find Emma on Twitter and Instagram at @EmmaFyffe.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Twitch||In episode 6, Dani and Ify are joined by the chief executive of Hyper RPG Zac Eubanks to discuss Twitch, the live streaming video platform. They get in to the beginnings of video streaming, how the gaming category of video streaming sites grew, how it works, how to use the site, Hyper RPG's partnership with Twitch, how Ify built his following, and much, much more! Check out our footnotes on our website www.nerdificent.com to learn more.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Fan Films||In episode 5, Ify and Dani break down the world of fan films. They discuss what a 'fan film' is, the history of how they came to be including the first one ever made, how it works when it comes to legal and copyright issues, the most popular fan films ever made, & more! They're also joined by Robot Underdog's directing/writing/producing team Donnie & Rita McMillin to discuss their own experiences making fan films. Check out our footnotes page on our website www.nerdificent.com to view links to their work.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Review *SPOILERS AHEAD*||*****SPOILERS AHEAD******DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR SPOILERS*****YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED*****In this bonus episode, Dani and Ify are joined by comedian Mark Ellis to review the new film 'Avengers: Infinity War.'||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Marvel Cinematic Universe||In episode 4, Dani and Ify plus special guest Hector Navarro break down the entire world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From Iron Man to the Incredible Hulk to Spider Man: Homecoming, the group takes no short cuts when it comes to exploring and explaining the entire universe timeline. Follow Hector on Twitter and Instagram at @HectorIsFunny.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: eSports||In episode 3, Dani and Ify get into the world of eSports. They talk about what it is exactly, the history of the competition, different tournaments players take part in, professional leagues, eSports scholarships from universities, eSports in the Olympics, how it's popularity rose, it's classification as a sport, the ethics of the game, performance enhancing drug use during competitions, how eSports influenced gaming, and so much more. They're also joined by host, internet and YouTube personality, and former Nerdist gaming editor Malik Forte to discuss all of the above and his own experience with eSports. Follow him at @Malik4Play on Twitter and Instagram.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Cosplay||In episode 2, Dani and Ify get in to the world of Cosplay. They talk about where the word comes from, the first cosplay ever at a fan convention, how it has grown over the years, how the costumes are assembled, professional cosplaying, the consent movement within Cosplay, Patreon, & more. Plus they have professional cosplayer Stella Chuu on to discuss her own experiences with Cosplay and how she made a career out of it. Follow Stella on Twitter and Instagram at @StellaChuuuuu and find her on Patreon!||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Comic Conventions||In the pilot episode, Dani and Ify explore the world of comic conventions. They discuss what a comic convention is, the history of comic conventions, the first recorded "official" comic book convention, the history of San Diego's Comic Con, the specialization of conventions, the change of vibe over the years, their own personal experiences with conventions, & more!||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Virtual Reality||In this bonus episode Ify & Dani look into virtual reality and all the tech that comes with it. They discuss what virtual reality is, the history of how it came to be and how it became to be the VR that we know today, the first official attempt at it, when the term 'virtual reality' was coined, how porn has driven the VR industry, their own personal experiences with VR, & more!||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Introducing Nerdificent||In this introductory episode 0, Ify and Dani go over some of the topics they plan on speaking about such as Comic Conventions, Virtual Reality, anime, Twitch, Patreon, different types of tech, video games, comic books, and more. They then get into their origins of when and how they got into nerd culture and then discuss why it's important to them and why they've decided to do this podcast. Please be sure to subscribe to catch episode one dropping on Tuesday, April 3rd. Also follow Nerdificent on Twitter/Instagram at @Nerdificent and check out the website www.nerdificent.com.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNerdificent: Trailer||In Nerdificent, comedians Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Can’t wait for the podcast. Thanks Ify, Dani, and all the behind the scenes folks too.
I love Dani, I actually come from the same area as her (I grew up in The Colony & my first job was in Frisco- Stonebriar Mall AMC) and Ify is always fantastic on all the podcasts I’ve heard him on.
I’m excited to hear a new perspective on all things nerdy. Finally! Not a white dude talking nerd culture.
They have great chemistry and I look forward to hearing the topics they cover.
So get ready to immerse yourself in nerd culture.
Stoked for the new show
Ify and Dani are great in Zeitgeist, stoked for the new show. Don’t forget to cover some Nintendo stuff on the show!!!