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A few weeks ago I asked people to nominate their favorite stories from our first year in existence so I could put together an end-of-the-year "best-of" podcast episode. As you might imagine, I have quite a few favorites myself, and since I run the show, I thought I would put out a whole episode chosen by me as well. That's what you're looking at now: 2012's "Producer's Picks." These were stories that, for one reason or another, stayed with me throughout the year. In addition to rereleasing them here, I've also recorded new intros for each story so you can hear me say nice things about the people who told them!

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The Nerdologues already did our official holiday show this year - thanks to everyone who saw it at iO! - but last Sunday our friend Jon Lester told a great seasonal story that it wouldn't make sense to hold until the January episode, so HERE is our official Christmas-y podcast, a sweet tale Jon has entitled "A Jew's Encounter with a Christmas Tree." Stick around after the story for Dwight and I jamming out on a holiday classic. Merry Christmas everyone!

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In case you haven't heard, the Nerdologues is celebrating Life Day in style this Friday with our Nerd Wars Holiday Special show at iO Chicago. This is our take on the classic and awful Star Wars Holiday Special that, if you're lucky, you've never seen. It involves us trying to get Joe Gennaro back to his family for the holidays despite his home planet of Ohio being taken over by the worst enemy of all... the Bro Empire. To have a little fun, we thought we'd release a podcast-only teaser for the show this week that shows the gritty, horrid details of the bro takeover of Ohio. You can listen to it here! I only hope we can get Joe home in time for the traditional Life Day ham.

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Last night we recorded our monthly Your Stories show, the one that will mostly be released in January. Nerdologues member Alex Talavera, though, decided to tell a story that we thought it was best to release right away. Alex's life has been threatened by attackers with guns three times, and he wanted to talk about the idea - popularly floating around right now - that if you yourself are armed you can stop the "bad guys" from whatever they're doing. This is a great story, and it's offered without any promotional frills. Please give it a listen.

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As of today, the Nerdologues Presents: Your Stories podcast is one year old! How about that? To celebrate, enjoy the first of two episodes with the theme of "annual," because time is a-passin' and we've got things to commemorate.

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The Nerdologues Present: Your Stories podcast released its first episode on December 1, 2011 (it came over to Podbean on December 10). That means that, by the time the next episode of Your Stories drops, the podcast will have turned one year old. This is pretty exciting. Everyone involved with Your Stories absolutely loves it, and it wouldn't be the show it is without you guys - the people sharing stories and the people listening at home.

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The final episode of Poor Choices.  Mick Napier is the guest and we talk about The Annoyance 25th, directing at Second City, Fatty Drives the Bus, Exit 57, and more.  The Poor Choices Podcast was an interview show hosted by Mark Colomb in Chicago.  It featured interviews with Chicago based writers and performers.  Mark Colomb was the host.  Thank you very much for listening and supporting the show.  Look for something new right here in January.  I will do my best to keep the feed up an running but if you would like to donate through paypal that would be great.

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Do nerds play sports? Of course they do! And while we hate to stereotype, it just so happens that the crop of nerdy storytellers we've got this month specialize in, let's say, sports that are more off-the-beaten path.