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

Nerds In Real Life

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Beat Kitchen: 2100 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618

Incredibly talented hip hop artist Rich Jones joins the Nerds for a night celebrating questionable adventuring decisions. 

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Beat Kitchen: 2100 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618

It's our SIXTH ANNUAL year-end celebration featuring your favorite storytellers from the past 12 months, a full cover band on the main stage at the Beat Kitchen, and more!

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Podcast Episode

Wrong Adventure, Part 1

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, November 20th, 2017

We partnered with Chicago hip hop artist Rich Jones for a super sweet night of stories and songs about adventures that maybe went a little bit awry. 

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

In addition to this podcast, Ian also produces beats. This week, he and mentee James (aka Tr3asy From The Chi) share a collaborative playlist of their favorite samples - along with the original songs that gave birth to them. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

In the studio with Abraham Lincoln AGAIN and this time with fellow former president Thomas Jefferson?! Past guest of MBSing Timothy Dunn is producing a rap album Thomas and Abe are making together. This episode is about how 8 Mile inspired them to make that album. Or maybe about how they inspired 8 Mile to be a movie. It's pretty unclear, but there's an unfortunate amount of freestyle rapping.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, November 13th, 2017

From sister pod MBSing with Mary Beth Smith! Dig into the journey of wrestling superstar Colt Cabana as he talks to MB about his love of a thing he's very, very good at. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

After years of loving pro wrestling and knowing it's what he wanted to do with his life, a 14-year-old Colt Cabana found a way to get dirt sheets - all the insider info on what was happening behind the scenes and on smaller stages than what he could watch on TV. From there he quit being a bad Division I-A football player to focus on wrestling in college, then he quit a teaching assistant job to fully commit to wrestling at 23. Colt has been hustling his way through training and touring, a stint with the WWE, and cultivating a fan base via comedy and podcasting to support himself ever since. He's even recently authored a children's book called Wrestling Dreams loosely based on his love of wrestling and fight against naysayers as a kid.

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Looking back -- and looking forward -- with an election judge and the music he used to get through the day. 

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, November 6th, 2017

This week, we're timesharing with another Nerdologues podcast that does storytelling with a more musical twist. 

Podcast Episode

Bill's Nintendo Noise

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

This week: a mix CD that takes us back to the beginning of filesharing on the internet and also takes us through guest Bill Nielsen's last 15 years, from basement sessions of Super Smash Bros to digital philanthropy. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Frank Spiro fell in love with the Saints, the Pelicans (née Hornets), and the atmosphere surrounding them when he landed in New Orleans for college. Forever loyal to Drew Brees and Anthony Davis, the New Orleans fan base seems unwavering to Frank in spite of their recent struggles and general lack of media coverage. As a frequent contributor to The Bird Writes, Frank is given the opportunity to stretch his comedic muscles while writing about a team he loves, a privilege he attributes to the overall c'est la vie attitude that seems to pervade New Orleans in general. 

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

We're working on putting together our year-end Best Of podcast and life show on the main stage at the Beat Kitchen, and you can help!

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