The Gentlemen Nerds
By The Gentlemen Nerds
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Why are they called the Gentlemen Nerds? Because they're four guys who know each other from various media endeavors, getting together in the Lobot Lounge to talk about geeky and nerdy things, mostly in the vein of entertainment...and they're gentlemen about it. No clickbait schadenfreude bile reviews, no bashing each other or the audience for having different opinions from each other. Just dwelling on things they think are cool, or delving into why one of them likes something and another does not. With wild tales, cult media, insider and behind-the-scenes information sprinkled all throughout.
||CleanEp 63. A Dungeon Crawl to the Past||The Gents delve into their role playing pasts and conjure up stories of gaming greatness, fighting for best tale. And, maybe, cleric something? So, check for Mountain Dew and make a called shot to the Gazebo, as the Gents recall stories from gaming tabl||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 62. Easter Egg Adventure||In this episode, the Gents all share favorite hidden references and call-outs in various media Fun Fact: Some people hide boiled eggs and egg-shaped treats in their homes, yards, and public parks. This is believed by many to be the origin of the term &#||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 61. A Gentler Award||The Gents discuss the best new-to-us media from 2017, no matter what year it came out. Not like certain award shows we could name, with their elitist, “no old stuff” attitude.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 60. Wakanda Episode is This?||The Gents pay a visit to Wakanda to discuss the recent MCU outing, Black Panther. Unfortunately, the airline sent Joseph to Wisconsin instead of Wakanda (along with all of the luggage), so a jet-lagged Ben steps in.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 59. One For The Ages||The Gents talk about favorite nerd-literary romances, old and new, eternal and doomed. Dedicated to our understanding and delightful wives, our actual favorite nerdy romances.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 58. A Toast To Dr. Martin||The Gentlemen Nerds discuss favorite black characters in all media with DoubleToasted’s own Martin Thomas, in honor of the beginning of Black History Month. Emotional Touchstone not included. Fun Fact: Falcon was in South America because his plane||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 57. Lounge Singers||The Gents have a spirited round-robin discussion of film and television music that they still find themselves remembering, humming, and then breaking out into full-throated song. Only sometimes to the detriment of anyone in earshot.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 56. The Likeness of a Gentleman Nerd||Trademark, Copyright, and – Wait, wait, don’t go! It’s actually an interesting discussion! The Gents engage in a lively examination of the indelible marks left upon the trade of culture and the rights to copy same. Legal Disclaimer: Jus||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 55. Return of the Szechaun||The Gents conclude the saga of The Last Jedi, from plot points to a lively discussion of pro opinion versus personal opinion. Porg plushies not included.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 54. The Last Genti||War has broken out in Fandom, and the Gents are our last hope as they discuss points in the film and the fen community. Part one of two.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 53. On Sexual Harassment||The Gents discuss sexual harassment in geek culture and beyond, fully aware of being 3 guys talking about this.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 52. RAGNAROK pt 2 – Revengers Assemble!||The EPIC discussion of the new Thor movie continues, only this time with a few quibbles. Sif not included.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 51. RAGNAROK pt 1 – A Hela Good Time||The Gents wax poetic about the new Thor film, going through the film (mostly) chronologically. They’re so enthusiastic about the film, it spills over to the next episode! Jane & Darcy not included.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 50. Fear Itself||To celebrate Halloween the Gents discuss what frightened them so bad as kids that it haunts them to this very day. Clowns not included.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 49. John Carpenter’s The Gentlemen Nerds||The Gents cover Carpenter’s career and influence, from Dark Star to The Ward, as writer, director, producer and musician. There may be singing.||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 48. Cryptid Nomicon||The Gents sit down for a discussion of the various creatures supposedly roaming the wilds of the world and pop culture. Meanwhile, Mickey goes on a hunt for said creatures.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 47. Gibbering Gents||The Freaky Four crack open what it means to “be Lovecraftian” with a history lesson, discussion of tone, and movie recs.||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 46. Stop Dragon My Wight Around||The Gents venture back to Westeros to look into the storytelling, characters, and fast travel, as well as make predictions for next season. Bronn, Hound, and Gendry included.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 45. TV Genre Guide- The Resurrection (Live At Armadillocon)||The Gents comb the audience for classic yet obscure genre shows to reboot and fill their nightly lineup. Rabbit ears not included.||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 44. King of the Screen||The Gents dig up Stephen King adaptions of yesteryear and discuss the films and shows in development. Dreamcatchers not included.||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Welcome to in-depth Nerd-isms.
Disclaimer: I do know one of the Gentlemen Nerds Personally. That being said, there are many reasons why I think the GN Podcast is worth not only listening to but being a part of the staple of one’s PodCast diet: It is clear they have a great love for all things NerdTastic, but in addition the GNs come to the topics with deep, deep cuts. That each one of them often has something that can surprise or delight not only each other but also the audience with an obscure cultural title, whether it be an odd movie or obscure children’s toy, points to their varied backgrounds & expertise. I also would note the RANGE of nerd-dom that is on display makes this a PodCast worth returning to. Most importantly, the discussions are definitely ones where you as teh listener feel engaged and wish to be part of the conversation -- I hope that in the future as the audience grows they will have ways to better interact with the audience.
"Gentleman Nerds" also has some really strong signs of professionalism even for such a nascent PodCast: Their intro music and the lounge music are rock solid, Joseph’s intros and outros are startlingly good, the tongue in cheek promotional considerations are sharp, and your logo is top notch. They have a really good theme going, and I look forward to their more robust interactionon social medial. I listened originally out of obligation of friendship, I subscribed because of pure delight. (Puts on Gear-shaped monocle and pulls up a Victorian Cushion)
I look forward to every episode.
I learn something new each time. Even if the subject is not something I know or care about, I enjoy the interaction among the four GN's. I would love to have lists of the movies and shows they discuss in the episodes posted somewhere for easy reference.
Wonderfully nerdy gentlemen
This is my new favorite podcast. It's like having a conversation with good friends about all the nerdy stuff I love. They offer criticism without rudeness, disagree without fighting and praise without being sycophantic. I highly recommend this podcast to my fellow nerds.