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the hooded 1
 Sep 6, 2018
great podcast do adventure time next pleaseeeeee

Miq
 Jul 8, 2018
I am not a very well informed nerd in the way of what these 2 cover. They are great at introducing people to complex topics.

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In Nerdificent comedians, Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.

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Episode 25: Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra
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This week, Dani and Ify are joined by Kyle Shire, of Machinima, to unlock the secrets of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Kyle guides us through the storylines and memorable moments of the two series to paint a picture of this world for new viewers and veterans alike. From fighting the Fire Nation to fighting the Patriarchy, it’s all here on this week’s episode of Nerdificent!<br><br>FOOTNOTES: <br><br>1. <a href="http://atla.avatarspirit.net/legend.php">The Legend</a><br><br>2. <a href="http://korra.avatarspirit.net/backstory.php">The Start of the Hundred Year War</a><br><br>3.<a href="https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/avatar-the-last-airbender-was-more-than-just-a-childrens-show"> AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER WAS MORE THAN JUST A CHILDREN'S SHOW</a><br><br>4. <a href="https://medium.com/@kh4nsolo/a-profound-animation-avatar-the-last-airbender-almost-a-decade-later-466954c3849d">A Profound Animation: Avatar: The Last Airbender Almost a Decade Later</a><br><br>5. <a href="https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5943jz/avatar-the-last-airbender-is-still-one-of-the-greatest-shows-of-all-time">'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Is Still One of the Greatest Shows of All Time</a><br><br>6. <a href="https://www.geek.com/television/10-essential-episodes-of-avatar-the-last-airbender-1680097/">10 Essential Episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender</a><br><br>7. <a href="http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/reviews/130799-comprehensive-review-avatar-the-last-airbender-comics.html">COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW - AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER COMICS</a><br><br>8. <a href="https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/an-oral-history-of-avatar-the-last-airbender-cast-looks-back-as-show-celebrates-10th">AN ORAL HISTORY OF AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER: CAST LOOKS BACK AS SHOW CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF FINALE</a><br><br>9. <a href="https://ekostories.com/2012/08/30/avatar-airbender-world-mythology/">Avatar: The Last Airbender – World and Mythology</a><br><br>10. <a href="https://www.polygon.com/comics/2015/7/6/8901411/threadworlds-avatar-airbender-bryan-konietzko">Avatar: The Last Airbender creator announces his next project, Threadworlds</a><br><br>11. <a href="https://ew.com/books/2018/02/26/dark-horse-announces-new-avatar-the-last-airbender-comics/">Dark Horse announces new Avatar: The Last Airbender comics</a><br><br>12. <a href="https://www.newsweek.com/avatar-last-airbender-finale-anniversary-sozins-comet-season-3-last-episode-1033919">ON ITS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY 'AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER' CREATORS GIVE AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE FINALE</a><br><br>13. <a href="https://kotaku.com/avatar-the-last-airbender-is-one-of-the-great-tv-shows-1787285748">Avatar: The Last Airbender Is One Of The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time </a><br><br>14. <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/10/22/the-strange-sad-abuse-of-the-last-airbender-and-the-legend-of-korra/#5208ec9557a0">The Strange, Sad Abuse Of 'The Last Airbender' And 'The Legend of Korra'</a><br><br>15. <a href="https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/racebending-the-last-airbender-casting-controversy">Racebending (The Last Airbender Casting Controversy)</a><br><br>16. <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2010/07/is-the-last-airbender-racist/344982/">Is 'The Last Airbender' Racist?</a><br><br>17. <a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/5504967/shyamalan-addresses-airbenders-race-controversy-and-answers-your-questions">Shyamalan Addresses Airbender's Race Controversy And Answers Your Questions</a><br><br>18. <a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/5512941/who-sent-out-the-last-airbender-casting-call-asking-for-caucasian-actors-producer-responds">Who Sent Out The Last Airbender Casting Call Asking For "Caucasian" Actors? Producer Responds</a><br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Sep 18, 2018
Episode 24: Queer Representation In Geek Culture
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This week, Dani and Ify are joined by guests Christopher Smith Bryant, of LAGS (LA Gayming Society), and Kanon Spackman, Associate Technical Program Manager at PlayStation, to discuss the quality of LGBTQ representation in geek culture, past and present. The conversation ranges from favorite characters and LGBTQ stories to personal experiences with other members of the Gayming community, how that community started, and where it's going. Make sure to follow everyone on social media to keep the conversation going after the episode!<br><br>FOOTNOTES:<br><br>1. <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/08/online_gay_culture_and_soc_motss_how_a_usenet_group_anticipated_how_we_use.html">The First Gay Space on the Internet</a><br><br>2. <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/08/lgbtq_nerds_and_the_evolution_of_life_online.html">When AOL Was GayOL</a><br><br>3. <a href="https://venturebeat.com/2013/02/08/lgbt-engineers/">Queer &amp; nerdy: Why your startup should hire a gay developer</a><br><br>4.<a href="https://wearyourvoicemag.com/lgbtq-identities/black-girl-dangerous-helped-embrace-queer-nerd-color"> BGD BLOG HELPED ME EMBRACE BEING A QUEER NERD OF COLOR</a><br><br>5. <a href="https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BuryYourGays">Bury Your Gays</a><br><br>6. <a href="https://www.autostraddle.com/all-65-dead-lesbian-and-bisexual-characters-on-tv-and-how-they-died-312315/">All 198 Dead Lesbian and Bisexual Characters On TV, And How They Died</a><br><br>7. <a href="https://www.themarysue.com/lexa-bury-your-gays/">What Led to Lexa: A Look at the History of Media Burying Its Gays</a><br><br>8. <a href="https://lgbtfansdeservebetter.com">LGBT Fans Deserve Better</a><br><br>9. <a href="https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/film-tv/news/a21506/disney-gay-lgbt-characters-history/">Disney's Long, Complicated History with Queer Characters</a><br><br>10. <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/twitter-disney-villains-stereotype_us_58ebb53be4b0c89f91204703">This Woman Matched Gay Stereotypes To Disney Villains And It’s Brilliant</a><br><br>11. <a href="https://www.pride.com/movies/2018/3/26/10-queer-coded-gay-villains-our-childhood#slide-0">10 Queer-Coded, Gay Villains from Our Childhood</a><br><br>12. <a href="https://theportalist.com/how-gay-is-your-geek-tv">How Gay Is Your Geek TV?</a><br><br>13. <a href="http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/lgbt-icons/142176/10-fictional-lgbt-geek-icons">10 Fictional LGBT Geek Icons</a><br><br>14. <a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-misses-another-easy-representation-opportunity-w-1822929417">Marvel Misses Another Easy Opportunity for LGBTQ Representation With Black Panther</a><br><br>15. <a href="https://www.bitchmedia.org/post/three-lgbt-gamers-talk-about-queering-geek-culture">THREE LGBT GAMERS TALK ABOUT QUEERING GEEK CULTURE</a><br><br>16. <a href="https://newrepublic.com/article/122120/what-will-gay-culture-look-2035">What Will Gay Culture Look Like in 2035?</a><br><br>17. <a href="https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2018/4/11/we-ask-queer-nerds-who-their-favorite-queer-character">We Ask Queer Nerds Who Their Favorite LGBT Character Is</a><br><br>18.<a href="https://lgbtqgamearchive.com"> LGBTQ Video Game Archive</a><br><br>19. <a href="https://www.pride.com/books/2018/1/19/10-gay-ya-books-youll-love-no-matter-your-age">10 Gay YA Books You'll Love (No Matter Your Age)</a><br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Sep 11, 2018
Episode 23: How The Dragon Ball Franchise Came To Be
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Gather round, young Saiyans, and get ready for our first of many episodes about the world of Dragonball - a franchise too big for one sit down. On this episode Dani and Ify discuss the history of Dragonball, its many series, and its creator, Akira Toriyama. After the break the two are joined by legendary voice actor, Kyle Hebert. Kyle talks about his time as Gohan, Ox King, and many others on and off the Dragonball franchise. Whether you are a life long Dragonball fan or a newcomer eager to raise your power level, Dani and Ify are here to help you train. <br><br>FOOTNOTES: <br><br>1. <a href="https://screenrant.com/dragon-ball-america-trivia-facts/">Dragon Ball: 15 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About The American Version</a><br><br>2. <a href="http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Ball_Timeline">Dragon Ball Timeline</a><br><br>3. <a href="https://screenrant.com/dragon-ball-franchise-hidden-secrets-trivia/">15 Secrets You Didn't Know About Dragon Ball</a><br><br>4. <a href="https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/AkiraToriyama">Akira Toriyama</a><br><br>5. <a href="https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/01/23/why-dragon-ball-super-ending-is-good-2018/">Why 'Dragon Ball Super' is Stopping at the Perfect Time</a><br><br>6. <a href="https://www.cbr.com/dragon-ball-z-15-things-you-never-knew/">Dragon Ball Z: 15 Things You Never Knew</a><br><br>7. <a href="https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/why-dragon-ball-can-be-just-as-important-as-star-wars">WHY DRAGON BALL CAN BE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS STAR WARS</a><br><br>8. <a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/5202790/what-exactly-are-the-dragon-balls-minor-spoilers">What exactly are the Dragon Balls? (Minor Spoilers)</a><br><br>9. <a href="https://screenrant.com/dbz-dragon-balls-trivia-fun-facts-wishes-goku/">15 Things You Never Knew About The Dragon Balls</a><br><br>10. <a href="https://www.newsweek.com/dragon-ball-super-anime-toei-animation-866149">DRAGON BALL DEPARTMENT CREATED AT TOEI ANIMATION</a><br><br>11. <a href="https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/02/01/dragon-ball-popularity-akira-toriyama-anime-manga/">'Dragon Ball' Creator Still Doesn't Understand Its Popularity</a><br><br>12. <a href="https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/02/23/dragon-ball-super-profit-money-anime-popularity/">This Chart Explains How Profitable 'Dragon Ball Super' Really Is</a><br><br>13. <a href="https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/02/13/best-selling-manga-ever/#10">Here's The 11 Top-Selling Manga Series Of All-Time</a><br><br>15. <a href="https://screenrant.com/dragon-ball-z-crossovers/">15 Times Dragon Ball Z Crossed Over With Other Series</a><br><br>16. <a href="https://screenrant.com/dragon-ball-super-saiyans-trivia-facts/">15 Things You Didn't Know About Saiyans</a><br><br>17. <a href="https://www.cbr.com/censored-dragon-ball/">Dragon Ballsy: 15 Controversial Times Dragon Ball Had To Be Censored</a><br><br>18. <a href="https://kotaku.com/akira-toriyama-reveals-the-secret-behind-dragon-balls-s-1820910864">Akira Toriyama Reveals The Secret Behind Dragon Ball Super Saiyans</a><br><br>19. <a href="https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/what-we-know-about-the-future-of-dragon-ball-after-the-super-series-finale">WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE FUTURE OF DRAGON BALL AFTER THE SUPER SERIES FINALE</a><br><br>20.<a href="https://comicbook.com/anime/2017/11/25/dragon-ball-super-episode-time/"> It Takes Longer to Make a 'Dragon Ball Super' Episode Than You Think</a><br><br>21. <a href="https://kotaku.com/how-dragon-ball-z-characters-change-from-episode-to-epi-1723402760">How Characters Change From Episode To Episode </a><br><br>22. <a href="https://comicbook.com/anime/2017/04/24/dragon-ball-z-theme-park-ride-universal-studios-japan/">New Dragon Ball Z Ride At Universal Studios Will Feature An Original Story</a><br>23. <a href="https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/the-best-dragon-ball-z-episodes/">The Best Dragon Ball Z Episodes</a><br><br>24. <a href="http://www.kanzenshuu.com/cast/">Cast Guide</a><br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Sep 04, 2018
Episode 22: LEGO
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This week the gang takes out their instruction booklet and puts together the history of Lego - brick by brick! Dani and Ify discuss the turbulent history of Lego’s creator as well as the many success the company enjoys to this day. Whether you grew up fitting blocks, playing one of the many Lego video games, or just love the Lego Batman movie, everything is awesome on this week’s episode of Nerdificent! <br><br><strong>FOOTNOTES: <br><br></strong>1. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdDU_BBJW9Y">The LEGO® Story</a><br><br>2. <a href="http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1707379,00.html">Lego Celebrates 50 Years of Building</a><br><br>3. <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathryndill/2015/02/19/lego-tops-global-ranking-of-the-most-powerful-brands-in-2015/#35df01f926f0">Lego Tops Global Ranking Of The Most Powerful Brands In 2015</a><br><br>4. <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/09/15/legos-plastic-bricks-transformed-childhood-are-they-sturdy-enough-to-survive-screens/?noredirect=on&amp;utm_term=.d25f4c21e0ac">Lego’s plastic bricks transformed childhood. Are they sturdy enough to survive screens?</a><br><br>5. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/06/business/global/06lego.html">Turning to Tie-Ins, Lego Thinks Beyond the Brick</a><br><br>6. <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/28/lego-facts_n_4862088.html">11 Awesome Lego Facts That Will Make You Want To Break Out The Bricks Again</a><br><br>7. <a href="https://kidskonnect.com/fun/lego/">LEGO Facts &amp; Worksheets</a><br><br>8. <a href="http://mentalfloss.com/uk/design/39261/13-of-the-toughest-lego-sets-to-build">13 of the Toughest LEGO Sets to Build</a><br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Aug 28, 2018
Episode 21: 80's Nickelodeon
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You asked for it, we listened! The gang goes back to the '80s to revisit the early days of Nickelodeon. This week, Dani and Ify dive deep into the nooks and crannies of all the shows that made up '80s Nick. Been waiting to hear about Eureka's Castle? Hey Dude? You Can't Do That on Television? Wait no longer as the Nerdificent team Slimes you head to toe with '80s Nick facts!<br><br><strong>FOOTNOTES: </strong><br><br>1. <a href="https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=j-oQAAAAIBAJ&amp;sjid=14sDAAAAIBAJ&amp;pg=3775,2067494&amp;dq=nickelodeon&amp;hl=en">Nickelodeon Archives: The Free Lance-Star - Jul 16, 1979</a><br><br>2. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvWh26vI5YM">WATCH: Hocus Focus early Nickelodeon TV show from 1981</a><br><br>3.<a href="https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/214965360/"> The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana · Page 110</a><br><br>4. <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078714/alternateversions">You Can't Do That on Television</a> <br><br>5. <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078714/trivia">You Can't Do That on Television Trivia</a><br><br>6. <a href="https://www.avclub.com/exclusive-you-cant-do-that-on-television-is-getting-a-1798539646">Exclusive: You Can't Do That On Televisionis getting a reboot </a><br><br>7. <a href="https://metv.com/lists/7-forgotten-early-nickelodeon-shows-that-will-give-80s-kids-deep-feelings">7 forgotten early Nickelodeon shows that will give '80s kids deep feelings</a><br><br>8. <a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/54929/11-nickelodeon-shows-80s-you-may-have-forgotten">11 Nickelodeon Shows From the '80s</a><br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Aug 21, 2018
Episode 20: Transformers
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This week on the pod, the gang talks about the ever evolving world of Transformers. Dani and Ify discuss all their favorite elements of this franchise with a little help from their Producer and Editor, Dan Goodman. From toys to comics to television to taking the silver screen, with billions in revenue, the three go over what makes the Transformers so great and why they are here to stay. Nerdfam - roll out!<strong><br><br>FOOTNOTES:<br><br></strong>1. <a href="https://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=5057">Don Murphy Quotes Special</a><br><br>2. <a href="https://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=4314">TF Movie Screenwriter John Rogers Speaks out</a><br><br>3. <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20070117073430/http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/002989825.cfm">DOUBLE VISION</a><br><br>4.<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/movies/24dave.html"> Character-Driven Films (but Keep the Kaboom)</a><br><br>5. <a href="http://www.ign.com/articles/2007/07/02/exclusive-interview-robert-orci">EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ROBERT ORCI</a><br><br>6. <a href="http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/welcome-mr-roberto-orci-you-may-ask-him-questions.180451/page-149#post3399075">WELCOME MR. ROBERTO ORCI, YOU MAY ASK HIM QUESTIONS</a><br><br>7. <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20090616234421/http://boards.transformersmovie.com/showthread.php?t=12054">Transformers Movie Discussion</a><br><br>8. <a href="https://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/casting-call-for-prime-directive/6967/">Casting Call for Prime Directive</a><br><br>9. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers_(film_series)">Transformers (film series)</a><br><br>10. <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20120521040628/http://movienight.mtv.ca/2012/02/michael-bay-to-direct-transformers-4-producer-confirms/">Michael Bay To Direct ‘Transformers 4,’ Producer Confirms</a><br><br>11. <a href="https://www.indiewire.com/2012/02/producer-lorenzo-di-bonaventura-says-transformers-4-coming-for-summer-2014-253688/">Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Says ‘Transformers 4’ Coming For Summer 2014</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Aug 14, 2018
Episode 19: Nickelodeon
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In episode 19 the gang takes a seat on the big Orange couch to dive into the world of Nickelodeon. Assisted by all-time great Nerdificent guest Hector Navarro, the three touch on the shows that made your childhood. From Catdog, Rugrats, and Spongebob to Salute Your Shorts, GUTS, and Legends of the Hidden Temple - get ready to get Slimed with this deep dive into Nick!<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Aug 07, 2018
Episode 18: San Diego Comic Con Recap
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In Episode 18, Dani and Ify go over their favorite moments from this year's San Diego Comic Con! The two dive in on all the announcements and happenings that made a splash at the Con! From Shazam!, Aquaman, Glass, Godzilla, and Clone Wars to panels, events, and even a giveaway - Ify and Dani give you a thorough run down of the best of the best.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jul 31, 2018
Episode 17: Image Comics
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In episode 17, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Image Comics. From Spawn to WildC.A.T.s. the two discuss the history and creation of Image, the major artists and writers that started it (and which famous rival comic company they came from), some of their favorite works, and much more!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jul 24, 2018
Episode 16: Intro To The Twilight Zone
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In episode 16, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of the television show: The Twilight Zone. They're joined by writer Mellow Brown to break down the history of the show, how the creator Rod Serling came about creating the show, their own experiences with the show along with their favorite episodes and how they relate to today, attempts at reviving the show, and much more!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jul 17, 2018
Episode 15: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Review ***SPOILERS AHEAD***
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***SPOILERS AHEAD*** In episode 14, Dani and Ify are joined by pop culture critic Joelle Monique to rate and review the new film 'Ant-Man and the Wasp.' Follow Joelle on Instagram at @joelle_monique and on Twitter at @JoelleMonique. ***THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE***DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED***<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jul 10, 2018
Episode 14: G.I. Joe
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In episode 14, Dani and Ify dive deep into the world of G.I. Joe. They get into the history of the toys and how they came to be, how that lead into the television shows and movies, the rankings of the best G.I. characters, and much more!<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jul 03, 2018
Episode 13: Intro To Sailor Moon
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In episode 13, Dani and Ify deep dive into the characters who make up the Sailor Moon anime. They are joined by voice actor and producer Erika Ishii to break down the characters and their story arcs along with discussing Ishii's own experience voicing a character on the new Sailor Moon show. They also get in to the history of the show and much more!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jun 26, 2018
Episode 12: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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In episode 12, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They're joined by comedian and writer Erik Barnes to help break down the world of TMNT further. They talk about the beginnings of the comic, the complete history of the characters, how it became a television show, the current shows and movies, how the toys came to be, and much more!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jun 19, 2018
Episode 11: The Flash
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In episode 11, Dani and Ify deep dive in to DC Comic's 'The Flash.' They are joined by Sam Bashor, host of Only Stupid Answers podcast, to discuss the history of the character, the first time the character showed up and his story lines throughout the years, how it's possible that he is faster than Superman, the CW television show, the new reincarnation in the Justice League films, and more!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jun 12, 2018
Episode 10: Violence in Video Games
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In episode 10, Dani and Ify deep dive into the arguments for and against violence stemming from people playing video games.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jun 05, 2018
Episode 9: Power Rangers
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In episode 9, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Power Rangers. They talk about the history of the show, how it came to be, the original power rangers, how far the show has. come, and much more! They're also joined by current Power Ranger Peter Adrian Sudarso to talk about his experiences working towards becoming a part of the cast and more! Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at <a href="https://twitter.com/PeterSAdrian"><strong>@</strong>PeterSAdrian</a>.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
May 29, 2018
Episode 8: Intro To Nintendo
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In episode 8, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Nintendo. They discuss the history of Nintendo from Japan and onward, the first games created for the console, the revitalization of the company, the Nintendo DS, their quality of life products, the Nintendo Switch, public relations, and much, much more. They're also joined by producer Michael Barryte to discuss his own experiences with Nintendo. Find him on Twitter at @belatedmedia.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
May 22, 2018
Episode 7: Table Top Games
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In episode 7, Dani and Ify discuss table top games. They break down the history, the first ever table top games, how the table top game came to be what it is today, how RPG's got started, why it's maintained it's popularity, their own favorite games, and much more! They are also joined by Emma Fyffe to discuss her own experiences with RPG's, table top games, &amp; more. Find Emma on Twitter and Instagram at @EmmaFyffe.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
May 15, 2018
Episode 6: Twitch
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In episode 6, Dani and Ify are joined by the chief executive of Hyper RPG Zac Eubanks to discuss Twitch, the live streaming video platform. They get in to the beginnings of video streaming, how the gaming category of video streaming sites grew, how it works, how to use the site, Hyper RPG's partnership with Twitch, how Ify built his following, and much, much more! Check out our footnotes on our website www.nerdificent.com to learn more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
May 08, 2018
Episode 5: Fan Films
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In episode 5, Ify and Dani break down the world of fan films. They discuss what a 'fan film' is, the history of how they came to be including the first one ever made, how it works when it comes to legal and copyright issues, the most popular fan films ever made, &amp; more! They're also joined by Robot Underdog's directing/writing/producing team Donnie &amp; Rita McMillin to discuss their own experiences making fan films. Check out our footnotes page on our website www.nerdificent.com to view links to their work.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
May 01, 2018
Bonus Episode: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Review *SPOILERS AHEAD*
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*****SPOILERS AHEAD******DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR SPOILERS*****YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED*****<br>In this bonus episode, Dani and Ify are joined by comedian Mark Ellis to review the new film 'Avengers: Infinity War.'<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 30, 2018
Episode 4: Marvel Cinematic Universe
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In episode 4, Dani and Ify plus special guest Hector Navarro break down the entire world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From Iron Man to the Incredible Hulk to Spider Man: Homecoming, the group takes no short cuts when it comes to exploring and explaining the entire universe timeline. Follow Hector on Twitter and Instagram at <a href="https://twitter.com/Hectorisfunny"><strong>@</strong>HectorIsFunny</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 24, 2018
Episode 3: eSports
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In episode 3, Dani and Ify get into the world of eSports. They talk about what it is exactly, the history of the competition, different tournaments players take part in, professional leagues, eSports scholarships from universities, eSports in the Olympics, how it's popularity rose, it's classification as a sport, the ethics of the game, performance enhancing drug use during competitions, how eSports influenced gaming, and so much more. They're also joined by host, internet and YouTube personality, and former Nerdist gaming editor Malik Forte to discuss all of the above and his own experience with eSports. Follow him at <a href="https://twitter.com/Malik4Play"><strong>@</strong>Malik4Play</a> on Twitter and Instagram.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 17, 2018
Episode 2: Cosplay
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In episode 2, Dani and Ify get in to the world of Cosplay. They talk about where the word comes from, the first cosplay ever at a fan convention, how it has grown over the years, how the costumes are assembled, professional cosplaying, the consent movement within Cosplay, Patreon, &amp; more. Plus they have professional cosplayer Stella Chuu on to discuss her own experiences with Cosplay and how she made a career out of it. Follow Stella on Twitter and Instagram at <a href="https://twitter.com/StellaChuuuuu"><strong>@</strong>StellaChuuuuu</a> and find her on Patreon!<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 10, 2018
Episode 1: Comic Conventions
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In the pilot episode, Dani and Ify explore the world of comic conventions. They discuss what a comic convention is, the history of comic conventions, the first recorded "official" comic book convention, the history of San Diego's Comic Con, the specialization of conventions, the change of vibe over the years, their own personal experiences with conventions, &amp; more!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 03, 2018
Bonus Episode: Virtual Reality
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In this bonus episode Ify &amp; Dani look into virtual reality and all the tech that comes with it. They discuss what virtual reality is, the history of how it came to be and how it became to be the VR that we know today, the first official attempt at it, when the term 'virtual reality' was coined, how porn has driven the VR industry, their own personal experiences with VR, &amp; more!<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 03, 2018
Episode 0: Introducing Nerdificent
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In this introductory episode 0, Ify and Dani go over some of the topics they plan on speaking about such as Comic Conventions, Virtual Reality, anime, Twitch, Patreon, different types of tech, video games, comic books, and more. They then get into their origins of when and how they got into nerd culture and then discuss why it's important to them and why they've decided to do this podcast. Please be sure to subscribe to catch episode one dropping on Tuesday, April 3rd. Also follow Nerdificent on Twitter/Instagram at @Nerdificent and check out the website www.nerdificent.com.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Mar 27, 2018
Nerdificent: Trailer
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In Nerdificent, comedians Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Mar 27, 2018