Nerds are Funny

Comedy and stories from the people who stand up and come out as nerds

Nerds In Real Life

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Well, it's that time of year again. Get ready to get spooky. 

Nerds Online

Podcast Episode

At the Movies, Part 2

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Turns out a bunch of nerds really love movies. Who knew? 

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Lots of life events can produce the same feelings a breakup does. This week, theater producer Kelly Opalko shares a breakup mix that isn't, cuz you gotta have something to get those feelings out. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Ever since Ben learned to ace Jungle King and Fireball in his family's basement as a kid, he's been a pinball fiend, seeking out machines on boardwalks and at bars so enthusiastically that he eventually founded Pinball Chicago, a league of competitive gamers and compendium of spots in the city that offer pinball.

Podcast Episode

At the Movies, Part 1

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Can a podcast take you to the movies?? No, of course not, that's dumb. But it can give you a bunch of great stories and songs inspired by America's Favorite Pastime (that's movies, right?).

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

In the summer of 2007, at 22 years old, Jon Lester had hit all his life goals. Now all he had to do was not mess it up. This week, we dive inside the playlist that helped him with that. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Ever since he saw Jackie Chan's First Strike at the age of 7, Eli has been a huge fan of Chan. All of Eli's favorite fights and films are covered as well as some fun facts about the Chinese opera school friends Chan has made the most movies with and his penchants for singing the theme songs to his movies and making blooper reels of outtakes and stunt failures.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, September 11th, 2017

We continue our exploration of the wild women of the woods with an award-winning poet, a Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-recognized spinner of intrigue, a gender-flipped Stephen Sondheim song, and so much more. 

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Season two, baby! Blank Cassette's back, and we've got a new coproducer, the wonderful Ian Williams. This week, to launch the second season, Ian and Eric share their top ten side 1-track 1s. From Kanye to Boston to Kanye again, this playlist is pretty sweet. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Maria Randazzo starts her week by perusing a couple of horoscope sources, so this conversation starts with signs (sun and rising) and continues through how these messages permeate her day-to-day life and thoughts on spirituality and the world beyond the physical Earth. She's also looking for someone to sponsor her interest in getting more frequest psychic readings, so inquire within.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, September 4th, 2017

We're jumping back to May with our first episode recorded at our new home, the Beat Kitchen, which doubled as a fundraiser for Chicago Women's Health Center! Get ready for some Good Witches Doing Good. 

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