By Matt Gartland & Mindy Holahan
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Do you believe that nerdy skills are superpowers? We do! With the help of our amazing nerdy guests, we investigate our theory by celebrating our nerdy identities, examining our alter egos, and learning what it takes to be a truly influential and accomplished nerdy sidekick. Join us as we seek truth, ignite possibilities, and occasionally blow things up. NerdKicks, for the win!
||Episode 040: Mike Matthews, Muscle For Life||Mike Matthews from Muscle For Life joins us in this episode to talk nerdy about fitness and nutrition programs, including the truth and lies about supplements. This show fits into our mini-series on health and wellness, which kicked off last time...||5/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 039: Derek Flanzraich, Greatist||We're kicking off our latest series on health and wellness with a celebration! Derek Flanzraich kindly joined us on Greatist's second birthday, a site he created to provide reliable, scientifically validated information on health and wellness. It's a...||4/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 038: James Clear||We're thrilled to have James Clear on this very special episode of the NerdKicks Podcast! Why is it special? Because it's our first birthday! Who better to have on for a chat then James, who talks with us about the science and practice of habit...||4/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 037: Tim Metzner and Ry Walker, Differential||We delve deep into our miniseries on tech startups by welcoming Tim Metzner and Ry Walker to the show. Tim and Ry are two co-founders of Differential, a Cincinnati-based startup company that's part incubator, accelerator, consultancy, and angel...||4/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 036: Bill Condo and Michael Waclo, Designer Vs. Developer||Matt's friends Bill Condo and Michael Waclo joined us in this fun episode to talk about the rise of the Internet and how web technologies influenced all our nerdy origin stories. Bill is a talented developer while Michael is a sharp designer....||4/9/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 035: Pat Flynn, Let Go||If you're a massive podcast connoisseur like Mindy (I'm getting there), then you may have already come across Pat. He's the creator of the remarkably popular Smart Passive Income Podcast, which shares transparent insights into the world of online...||3/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 034: Joseph Rose, Black Heart Letterpress||Joseph Rose is one interesting guy. Mindy and I wanted to chat him up about all things letterpress. And we did. But little did we know heading into our conversation that Joseph is also quite musically inclined, including singing and playing bass...||3/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 033: Jeremy Dooley, Chatype||Can a typeface bring a city together? Jeremy Dooley proved it can, with the highly successful Chatype Kickstarter campaign, which was chosen by the Kickstarter staff as one of the top campaigns of 2012. We talk with Jeremy about the process of...||3/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 032: Joanna Penn, The Creative Penn||We are so thrilled to have Joanna Penn on the show! Joanna is both a successful fiction writer and an amazing blogger; her site, The Creative Penn, teaches writers the ins and outs of the entire writing process, from idea generation to getting a...||2/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 031: Sean Platt, Author Entrepreneur||Few friends of mine are as creative, giving, and hilarious as my friend Sean Platt. Sean is an amazing fiction author with a number of active series in production, including two being published by Amazon's exclusive 47North division. Sean's...||2/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 030: Marisa Lynch, New Dress a Day||NerdKicks, meet Marisa! Marisa is quite the darling. She is so lovely and bubbly. And her project, New Dress a Day, is a bright ray of sunshine. Marisa started her project almost four years ago and is still going strong today, making a beautiful new...||2/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 029: Jodi Ettenberg, Food Traveler Extraordinaire||Jodi has an impressive worldview has been shaped from amazing experiences as a traveler, lawyer, writer, freelancer, foodie, author and more. Determined and charismatic. Energetic and witty. Thoughtful and informed. Jodi is a delightful firecracker.||1/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 028: Jeff Smith, Stella B and the Busted League||From the creative mind of Jeff Smith comes Stella B and the Busted League, a comedy web series about comic book nerds. Stella Botticelli is a twenty-something comic book artist who publishes her own book about the courtship and dating of two...||1/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 027: I Have A Bad Feeling About This||Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...(Liverpool, England)...two nerds set upon an epic quest to write, produce and share their own feature film. We chat with Alan Donohoe and Jamie Williamson, two nerds with a shared love of screenwriting,...||12/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 026: Brittany Partridge, The Red Thread Movement||Brittany Partridge doesn't just talk about making a positive difference in the world. She does it. And she's been doing it since age 17. At 17, Brittany went on a mission trip to Romania where she met other girls her age. These girls, however, were...||11/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 025: Eugene Korsunskiy, SparkTruck||What do you get when you mash up a passion for making, education and technology, then put it on wheels? SparkTruck! SparkTruck was born to revitalize hands-on learning for kids by introducing them to design challenges and empowering them with some...||11/13/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 024: Megs Yunn, Beverly's Birthdays||Everybody has a birthday, but not every family can afford to give their kid a birthday party. Megs Yunn is working to change that, bringing birthday celebrations to kids in homeless shelters and transitional housing within the city of Pittsburgh. A...||11/4/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 023: Trade School||Today's guests are from Trade School! Part education, part art experience, Trade School brings people together to learn from each other, using barter as the means of payment. We have a fantastic conversation about the movement and its spread from New...||10/24/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 022: Gui Cavalcanti, Project Hexapod||What could be cooler than a real-life giant robot spider? For real. How about a giant robot spider that you can drive! That's precisely what Gui Cavalcanti and his team of 18 roboticists, engineers, designers, and fabricators are doing: building a...||10/13/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 021: Georgia Guthrie, The Hacktory||We're thrilled to have Georgia Guthrie on the show to talk about The Hacktory, Philly's hackerspace dedicated to promoting the intersection of arts and technology. We had a great chat about benefits of supportive environments for nurturing artistic...||9/18/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 020: Kenneth Lim, International Nerd||Kenneth Lim proves that there are many sides to being a nerd. For starters, Ken is a whiz marketing data analyst. (He loves data.) He's also connected into the European indie music scene. (He lives in Amsterdam. Yes, the Amsterdam.) Ever the...||9/3/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 019: Tony Alexander, Traveler's Joy||Ever seen commercials of the Dos Equis' Most Interesting Man in the World? Tony Alexander reminds me of him. Tony's bio is a little hard to describe. Web entrepreneur. Travel aficionado. Technologist. Angel investor. Gamer. Nerd. Well, maybe that...||8/27/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 018: Benny Lewis, Fluent In Three Months||Meet Benny Lewis, the Irish Polyglot! Benny is fluent in 11 languages--and here's the best part--he says you can be, too. Benny insists that he is not, indeed, a magical language genie, and that you don't have to spend hundreds (thousands) on a fancy...||8/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 017: Transitions||Time for another Pittsburgh Special: hanging out in the Gartland family basement. This episode of the show is guest-less; it's just Matt and me taking a low-key saunter through the changes in our lives. It's also got updates on a couple of our past...||8/13/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 016: Mastermind, Nerd Style||In last week's episode, Kim and Jason referenced the impact their mastermind group has had on their growth as business people. This week, we take a deeper look at mastermind groups by crashing Matt's weekly mastermind with Brandon Sutton and Jonathan...||8/6/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 015: Kim and Jason, Escape Adulthood||Escape adulthood is the rallying cry that energizes Kim and Jason Kotecki and empowers their delightful community of fellow rebels fighting against adultitis.||7/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 014: Steve Swanson, Muppetcast Part 2||Muppet lovers, the wait is over! Here is part two of our conversation with Steve Swanson from The MuppetCast Podcast, in which we continue our discussion of Muppet movies, toys, and the impact that Jim Henson and team has had on an entire generation...||7/22/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 013: Steve Swanson, Muppetcast Part 1||We are thrilled to have Steve Swanson, host of the Muppetcast Podcast, on the show! In fact, we had more fun than we could fit into a single episode! This is the first of two episodes, in which we talked for a good bit about his show and his amazing...||7/15/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 012: Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl||We are delighted to have Mignon Fogarty on the NerdKicks Podcast! Mignon is the host of the immensely popular Grammar Girl Podcast, where she shares her love of the intricacies of the English language. We discuss her podcast, the Quick and Dirty Tips...||7/8/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 011: Casey Weber, Weber's Deck||We are thrilled to welcome Casey Weber, our first music aficionado, to the NerdKicks Podcast. Casey has channeled his love of music and love of community into Weber's Deck, transforming his backyard into a live concert venue nine weeks each summer. He...||6/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 010: Open Kindness||This episode is fun for a few more reasons. One, it's another in-person recording from Pittsburgh (alas, our last for now). Two, it's number 10...as in double digits! Yaaay! Three, we're still on our special Secret Agent L + NerdKicks kindness...||6/24/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 009: Laura Miller, Secret Agent L||Be kind. No exceptions. That's the mantra of the Secret Agent L Project, founded and governed by the lovely Laura Miller. Her project began cloaked in anonymity; special, little acts of kindness were popping up all over the towns of Pittsburgh....||6/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 008: Adam Baker; I'm Fine, Thanks||Say hello to Adam Baker: online entrepreneur, blogger, speaker, family man, nerd, all around swell guy, and (now) documentarian. I'm Fine, Thanks is the documentary Adam and team have been working tirelessly at for the last many...||6/10/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 007: Nerding Out in Gotham||We rally in Gotham--AKA Pittsburgh--for the first in-person episode! There's no substitute for a face-to-face geeky conversation and we take a break from our normal schedule to nerd out over our favorite books, movies, and superheroes.||6/3/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 006: Jenny Blake, Life After College||Jenny Blake is one cool nerd. We positively love her, and know you will too! From blogging to books, from Google to Geek Yoga--and much in between--Jenny personifies what it takes to construct an accomplished geeky lifestyle. At her core, Jenny is...||5/28/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 005: The Dark Side of Nerdiness||Geeking out is fun, but there's a dark side to nerdiness--sometimes we take our nerd superpowers too far. In today's episode, we build off of our chat with Steve Kamb and explore what happens when a hobby turns into an obsession--and how to pull...||5/20/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 004: Steve Kamb, Nerd Fitness||Today on the show, a great friend and inspiring nerd, Steve Kamb! Steve runs NerdFitness.com, an incredible resource for assisting nerds of all shapes, sizes, and abilities in the quest to level up our lives through health and fitness.||5/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 003: The Art and Science of Making Your Future||Today on the NerdKicks Podcast, we dig into the overarching theme from last week's chat with Ken Denmead: seizing opportunity and exploring curiosity. We recount how these themes have played out in our own lives, and we travel down a few geeky...||5/6/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 002: Ken Denmead, GeekDad||Ken Denmead from GeekDad.com has his finger firmly on the pulse of all things geeky, creative, and educational. He absolutely understands both what it means to be a good nerd and what it means to be a good sidekick—in parenting, in work,...||4/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 001: What the Heck Is a NerdKick?||Step in to our secret lab! We believe that nerdy skills are superpowers, and we've created a podcast that examines how to develop these superpowers for the advancement of the greater good, to become faster, stronger, swifter nerds.||4/22/12||Free||View In iTunes|
Kudos to the "dynamic duo" Matt and Mindy on the launch of NerdKicks Podcast! Love the format and the music.
I really enjoyed listening to the conversation with your first guest, Ken Denmead...so much fun energy flowing between the three of you. WOW-POW-BANG!
So looking forward to following you both and listening to many more future podcasts. You're on your way with this winning podcast.
Absolutely love this podcast. I am quite amazed not just by the professionalism of the hosts and podcast structure but by the outstanding, high-profile guests that appear in the episodes. Keep 'em coming!
Love, Love, Love
This podcast is brilliant! It takes the idea that sidekicks are just as important as the superhero, and goes from there with it. They make sure to take each interview and tie it into that idea. Creative, applicable, and hilarious! Thanks Matt & Mindy for the show!