Nerds are Funny

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

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Fisticuffs! is a free-for-brawl fighting card game that we made. Four to six players engage in head-to-head (-to-head-to-head) constant combat until the frenzy peaks and one player emerges victorious. We put it on Kickstarter in June, and we totally got funded: 132% of our goal.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:30pm
Adler Planetarium: 1300 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60605

Adler After Dark is one of the coolest events in the city. This month they've invited us to hang out and tell some stories relating to the theme "Runt of the Litter" (just like Pluto)! If you've got a story you want to share, you can submit it via the Adler website - just click on the link to find out how!

Nerds Online

Podcast Episode

Audience Questions 2!

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

This week, Tim, Clayton, and Kellen undertake another round of audience questions, tackling everything from the well thought out and heartfelt to the troll-y!

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The Nerdologues teams up with the Chicago Design Museum for an illuminating night of stories based on the theme "Discovery"!

From the podcast: MBSing

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Liz is SO WISE and full of great advice and the desire to listen and bestow advice. She's also totally willing to admit that some of that desire comes from a place of voyeurism, which is part of why she loves devouring advice columns. We chat about the idea that all advice is autobiographical, most of it is timeless, and a vast majority of good advice points out things you already knew about the situation but were not willing to face on your own.

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Kellen and Clayton are out and special guests Sean Rose and Sammy Tamimi are in to finally wrap up E3 news!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Wyn Evans is more present, happy, and aware than he has probably ever been in his life, and he came on MBSing to share some of his relatively-newfound peace and understanding with me. Wyn found this "persistent nonsymbolic experience" through spirituality, meditation, and other exercises in The Finders Course on human well being, but the biggest takeaway here is loving yourself and knowing you deserve love and happiness.

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

CROSSOVER! This week, Josiah and Rob from REMAKE: THE PODCAST help us turn Sonic: The Hedgehog into a movie -- and It's a Wonderful Life into a game!

From the episode: May 2015: Press Start, Part 1
Storytellers: Katie Johnston-Smith

Katie got mad. So she wrote a song about it.

From the podcast: MBSing

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

We came to the studio to talk about her love of pizza, but Blair Beeken likes to tell it like it is. She confessed she considered talking about being honest, so we changed gears. Whether it's friends, improv teammates, family, dentists, or people who need to be told what everyone is thinking about what they post on Facebook, she prefers honesty to sugar coating. And after this conversation, I'm thinking it really is the best policy.

Podcast Episode

Witcher 3!

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

It was inevitable... this week, Tim, Clayton, and Kellen devote an entire episode to the game currently taking up their time, Witcher 3!

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, June 15th, 2015

More podcasters and friends return for this second episode celebrating the Chicago Podcast Coop and ideas of the sound variety (mostly). 

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