Nerds are Funny

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

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Frequent podcast guest Ian Beckman returns for an extended interview this week! Bill has chatted with Ian previously about his team Big Sir Games and their work on Cosmo's Quick Stop, but here they get into the games previous iterations, the challenges of marketing, and more!

Meanwhile, frequent podcast Shelby Mongan subjects her and Bill to the craptacular wonders of Bibleman for this week's Screenwatching!

Screenwatching: Bibleman (4:03)
Interview: Ian Beckman (54:41)

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We sat down with Nick Norment to learn why he came to Chicago, his process in becoming a stand up comedian, and why he thinks Improv Sux!

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New content is back! This week, Lauren and Eric dive into an episode with lots of EMOTIONS. We talk about fighting with friends, bad guys, and, oh yeah, lots and lots of shipping (and also topics with much more gravity).

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A new week and some new games what we've been playing! Di and I discuss Dragon Quest XI, Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and more!

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Dr. Hornet welcomes his first in-studio guest: Professor Dan Emmons, a Tolkien expert brought on to discuss the world of Middle Earth and its influence on 70s rock n roll. However, once a flood of Tolkien-obsessed callers call in, he soon realizes that he’s bitten off more than he can chew… all while the specter of a bad run in at a local grocery store chain looms over him. Will the Rock N Roll doctor make it out of the hour alive?

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We sat down with CatDog, Improvised to learn why they came to Chicago, their process, what brought them together as a team, and why they think Improv Sux.

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Instant messages and social media: Kyle Seeley's Emily is Away series is a whole different kind of "online gaming". He joins Bill to talk about maintaining the historical accuracy of Facebook, working as a solo developer, and other games that use online communication to tell their story!

Meanwhile, Bill and Di Billick get a crash course in early-00's teenage sitcoms when they take on Drake and Josh for Screenwatching!

Screenwatching: Drake and Josh (2:06)
Interview: Kyle Seeley (24:12)
Bill's Magic Minute (44:30)