Archive for the ‘Growing up a Nerd Kid’ Category

Ep 135 -Childhood Books

We’re pretty far into developing our theories on what formed this particular nerd crew (hint: it all happened between the ages of 10-14), and in this episode we examine further evidence on that front. As John re-buys his childhood library (“It’s for my son!”), we take the Todd-approved Wayback Machine to remember some key reading […]

Ep 83 – Dungeons & Dragons

With the Starter Set for the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons launching this week, Todd and James share their history with the game. EAR OPTIONS: Listen direct from the Nerd Tangent website on your computer HERE. Download the podcast from iTunes (don’t forget to give us a 5-star review, 5th-level rangers!) HERE. Or use […]

Ep 72 – 1982

The Nerds hop in a DeLorean to travel back to 1982 and flip through the movie ads in the newspaper. Yeah, they used to have movie ads in the newspaper. Yeah, they used to have newspapers… EAR OPTIONS: Listen direct from the Nerd Tangent website on your computer HERE. Download the podcast from iTunes (don’t […]

Ep 71 – Pets and Fuzzy Animals

With bellies full of chocolate bunnies, the Nerds share stories of childhood animals and fondly remembered pop culture pets. We’re practically 5th-level druids! EAR OPTIONS: Listen direct from the Nerd Tangent website on your computer HERE. Download the podcast from iTunes (don’t forget to give us a 5-star review, animal husbandry enthusiast!) HERE. Or use the […]

Ep 43 – Parents in Pop Culture

This week, we’re talking about parents in pop culture, from the Keatons and Cosbys to Darth Vader. I’m pretty sure some issues will come up… Also, Field of Dreams.  Is it dusty in here?  I think there’s something in my eye… NEW OPTIONS: Listen direct from the Nerd Tangent website on your computer HERE. Download […]

Ep 37 – Cartoons

This week, we’re taking a look back at the cartoons we watched in the ’80s, from Superfriends and Thundarr the Barbarian to the giant robot anime invasion and into Batman: The Animated Series.  So grab a Scooby Snack, sit back and enjoy! Podcast Powered By Podbean

Lloyd Alexander Documentary

Just got this in the mail.  A DVD copy of Jared Crossley’s documentary on Lloyd Alexander. This was my reward for backing the kickstarter last year.  When I was a kid, in addition to The Hobbit and the Narnia books, Alexander’s Prydain stories were one of my first fantasy novel obsessions.  I have very clear […]

Lucky 13 – A True Tangent

Well, taking a break from the Oscars telecast to post Episode 13 of the podcast.  We start off talking about Nerd Starting Points – what fuel do you use to start a nerd fire.  But, like a fire left unattended, it quickly expands and heads into unexpected directions.     Podcast Powered By Podbean Click […]

Time Travel featured in Star Trek Into Darkness

Is this a super spoiler from the latest STAR TREK film?  Could JJ Abrams be using time travel as a plot device again?  We can’t confirm – but we can say the answers are revealed in Episode 10 of the Nerd Tangent podcast!

Different Tokens

When I was a kid, our Monopoly tokens looked like this: We never had the top hat, the dog, the thimble…  Did I miss out?