Nerds are Funny

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

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From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Even though he's a transplant from the ATL, Charley fell in love with Chicago history somewhere between watching PBS and reading Devil in the White City in the mid aughts. He's been on countless architectural boat tours, taken architectural courses around and about the city for funsies, and was supposed to be a tour guide at some point, but got hired by some Kennedys... so... yeah he worked for Kennedys instead. 

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

In 1990, Milton Bradley released HeroQuest, a board game described by our guests as "D&D for jocks." This week, Gannon Reedy and Erin Kay Van Pay detail how, 25 years later, they've got far beyond MB's original vision for the game to make something truly epic.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The second part of our episode recording in LA last month is jam-packed with bad jobs, child-rearing tips, and monkeys!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Emily Fightmaster is a force for good in the world: the comedy world and beyond. Listen as I try to keep up with this incredible, passionate, heartfelt woman approaching the acquisition of a degree in gender studies. There's talk about courage, admiration, Burlesque is More, volleyball, astrological signs, anger, heart, IQ vs. EQ, fraternities... IT'S AMAZING.

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

SPORTS? On a NERDS show? That's right, this week we welcome our friend Josiah Jenkins to talk about his NBA 2K14 legacy!

Storytellers: Chris Crotwell

Chris Crotwell celebrates the wonderful phenomenon of finding a new author to dive into; this turns into a tribute to one of the most meaningful writers in Chris's life, Terry Pratchet. 

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Last month we went to LA for a couple shows, like this Your Stories. Be warned, this episode is highly entertaining and full of really fantastic guests.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

2 friends. 1 mic. An hour and a half in a kitchen to cover all the fun ground of reality competition shows. Chris and I were up to the challenge, and I think we survived this amazing race. Listen to find out how Chris feels he has truly been shaped by reality shows since he started watching them at 13, which show he'd love to be on, and how we both think we'd respond to the pressure and strategy of these shows.

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

It's a question as old as time, and this episode's going to answer it: when you reach 100% of a game's achievements, do you then feel like 100% of a person?