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Competition Kitchen is the new deliciously creative party game from The Nerdologues. Imagine if you could play "Chopped" at home; but instead of food, you have cards, and instead of pots and pans, you have your words and imagination. Three to seven players compete to emerge as the top chef at the table!

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Best of Season 1, Part 1

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

A Best Of episode? WTF is this?!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Enrico Fermi posed to his colleagues in 1950 that if aliens exist (and they should considering the vast nature of the universe), where the heck are they? Drew Krehel of Muscular Clown has been pondering this pseudoparadox since he was a science-interested young person devouring Sci-Fi novels and films, and as an adult he's been able to explore more of both the stats that have gone into the probability of ET life and the filters that life has to pass through into continued existence. The result is his structuring a wonderfully interesting dialogue about the existence of non-Earth-based intelligent life and why we may not have seen it yet. 

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

It's the throwaway bit that turned into three full episodes. This week, the TG lads say goodbye forever to Talking Musicals with its final installment, a discussion of Thoroughly Modern Millie with guest Nicole Vespa!

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, April 17th, 2017

This week, Nerds Kevin and Joe talk about what inspired them to make the Nerdologues' new card game Competition Kitchen, currently on Kickstarter! Also, the now-defunct Nerdologuecast gets the series finale nobody asked for!

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

It takes two, baby... two guests to share a playlist they co-created at the beginning of their relationship! This episode is as sweet as Def Leppard's biggest hit (but there is, adamantly, no metal on it. Pretty much.)

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Alex Kliner has wanted to write film scores since he found out his biggest musical idol (Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails) was getting into the business himself. This self-proclaimed former "mall goth" went from taking piano lessons from an uber Christian teacher to writing music for friends' shows in college to touring with the Second City as a musical director to scoring a crowd-funded feature film and beyond.

Podcast Episode

The Future of RPGs!

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Only four episodes remain before Talking Games says goodbye. This week, our boys look ahead to the future of probably their favorite game genre. 

Podcast Episode

Eric Rocks in the Wild

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, April 10th, 2017

You've heard of Rocktober, but Aprock?? In the second of our musical episodes to kick off April, Eric shares some audio from another, much looser benefit show he recently played. How loose? Well, the venue's sound tech joined him on stage for a 90-minute set. They'd met about a half hour prior. 

Friday, April 7th, 2017

With UNC's big win in the NCAA Tournament, it's clear there's something in the water in the Carolinas. Also, the Raiders are on the move to Sin City, and we drafted a fantasy baseball team!  And have you seen Ronaldo's new statue??

Podcast Episode

Aaron's Dizzy Melancholy

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

It's not uncommon on this podcast -- or in, like, real life -- for folks to look back on their past mixes with a combination of shame and regret. This week, Chicago media producer Aaron Amendola tackles that idea head on as he confronts his musical choices on a rampantly emo 1999 mix CD -- and he also has to confront the kind of person who made that CD.