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From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Welcome back to Your Stories! The next live recording is TONIGHT (if you listen to this the day it drops) at the Upstairs Gallery, 5219 N. Clark in Chicago. We'd love to see you there!

From the podcast: Your Stories

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

This past weekend our good friend Marc Fishman asked Dwight and myself to fill in for his vacationing buddies on the Unshaven Rant-Cast, a twice-weekly comic-centric show put together by the uber-talented creators of Unshaven Comics.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

So here's something: April is the last "themeless" episode of NP:YS. The music episode was so popular that we decided to have a rough unifying principle guiding each recording going forward. Still, three of the four stories represented in this part of April's show have a kind of childhood/growing up theme to them, so get ready to wax nostalgic!

From the podcast: Your Stories

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

At the end of last month we hosted our first ever live remote show at Challengers Comics, 1845 N. Western Ave in Chicago. It was a total blast and we really appreciate all our old and new friends who came out, as well as the accommodating staff at that lovely shop. Here's the episode that resulted! We had to cut a few things due to some shaky audio (though mostly this episode's up to our regular quality), and you'll find a few more prepared comedy bits than usual, so we could introduce the new audience to what it is the Nerdologues does.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

It's March, which starts with the letter M. You know what else starts with the letter M? Mmm... donuts. ALSO - music! This episode is all (mostly) about music and features some fantastic original, never-before-heard songs by comedians Andrew Bentley, Bill Kenkel, Steve Persch and Claire Freidman, as well as a really touching monologue about music's power from blogger Shawn Boyle. Claire, myself and all-around creative fellah Myke Golliday also have non-musical nerd moments to share. Join us, won't you?

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February 2012 Part 2

From the podcast: Your Stories

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Welcome back to the second part of our lovely, nerdy, story-telling-y February show. This episode features Nerdologues troupe member Bill Kenkel lecturing us on the futility of existence, film blogger Aaron Pinkston with an oral history of bad haircuts, and theater writer/producer/manager Byron Hatfield providing a tale of summer jobs that nerdy kids just shouldn't have. Once again our friend Matt Heckler lends his considerable musical talent to this month's proceedings.

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February 2012 Part 1

From the podcast: Your Stories

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

IT IS NOW TIME FOR THE FEBRUARY EPISODE OF YOUR STORIES. Well, the first part, anyway. This show we've got improviser Steve Persch regaling us with a tale of contextual coolness, blogger Shawn Boyle sharing his fear of the apocalypse, Nerdologues troupe member Kevin Reader reliving the glory days of eighth grade basketball and special guest stand-up Mat Elfring (of Comicvine fame) sharing some tales from his time in the comic book industry. Additionally, this month we're joined musically by one Matt Heckler, an excellent folk singer/songwriter from the south suburbs of Chicago.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Friday, January 6th, 2012

As of this month, The Nerdologues Presents: Your Stories is changing its home. We'll now be hosting the show at the Upstairs Gallery, 5219 N. Clark in Chicago. We're also moving showtime up an hour to 7:00 PM. The event's still free, and this time it's BYOB (since it's not at a bar). So all you have to do is show up and listen to stories or, hey, tell one yourself!

From the podcast: Your Stories

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

If you listen our show, you know that Nerdologues is more than just a podcast. Check out this great video created by and starring Claire Friedman (December 2011 Part 1) about the perils of being a lady who loves comics. The video also features appearances from a bunch of Nerdologues talent, including Kevin Reader (January 2012), Aaron Pinkston (December 2011 Part 2) and yours truly (the omnipresent host). We’ve actually gotten some pretty serious attention from this thing, especially on girl geek blog The Mary Sue — you can check out that mini-controversy here. What do you guys and gals think of our short?

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January 2012

From the podcast: Your Stories

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Hey everyone, welcome to the January episode of the Nerdologues Present: Your Stories podcast. I hope everyone had a great holiday season! Once again we're coming at you with a great collection of audience-generated stories for your enjoyment. We've got a good one for you. You'll hear blogger Shawn Boyle calculate the preciousness of life mathematically. Comedian Andrew Bentley and myself share two love letters to musicians named Bruce - Dickinson and Springsteen, respectively. Additionally, Kevin Reader and Alex Talavera from the Nerdologues share stories from previous runs of sketch shows, including a scathing Amazon review and a Crisis on Infinite Alexes. If you want to be a part of the next Your Stories recording, it'll take place on Sunday, January 15 at a venue to be determined. Check www.nerdologues.com for more info!

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