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Episodes

Please find the direct download links to all our shows below.  They are sorted so that the newest episode is at the top.  Below each link, to the best of our ability, we have listed the segment timing for the show as well. Every episode can also be found on iTunes.

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Episode 53: The Menace Strikes Back!

It’s been 15 years since Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace hit theaters. Has time been kind to it or does it deserve the hatred so many geeks heap upon it? The Nerdherders take a look back and weigh in. They also have an exclusive interview about the Mythic Mania Pathfinder Kickstarter. And of course the usual chatter about Captain America, Titanfall, Numenera, Adepticon, Runewars, Locke and Key and tacos.
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Episode 52: Brit Hits

The Nerdherders are joined by Rusti Gregory from Crossover Miniatures to talk about their favorite movies and TV shows from Britain. The boys also dive into Stranger in a Strange Land, discuss superheroes in both roleplaying and comic book action and the glory that is Titanfall.
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Episode 51: Films Through The Ages

Teras Cassidy of Geek Nation Tours returns to join Matt, Dave and Ian in a discussion of their favorite historical movies. Will Caveman starring Ringo Starr make the cut? The guys also discuss more Malifaux action, comic books, the 300 sequel and gearing up for Adepticon!

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Episode 49: The Wrath of Con

It’s your how-to guide for surviving a convention! The nerds give you their expert advice on conventions, break down the new Robocop movie, dig into Brave New World in Classics Corner (or is it Book Buddies?) and also talk TempleCon as well as the usual silliness.

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Episode 48: Don’t Touch That Dial!

The boys go outside the geek realm (while staying firmly in the world of pop culture) to take a look at their favorite TV comedies. They also discuss flying starships in Artemis, Sails of Glory, Ravenloft and that also start something new that you can join in: Nerdherders Book Buddies! Read Brave New World with the Nerdherders and listen to them review this classic in the next episode. A list of all shows discussed can be found below.

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The Shows discussed during the episode:

  • Perfect Strangers
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • WKRP in cincinatti
  • The Cosby Show
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Who’s Line Is It Anyway?
  • Seinfeld
  • Arrested Development
  • The Simpsons
  • Archer
  • Chappelle’s Show
  • Modern Family
  • The Office
  • Parks and Rec
  • Coupling
  • The IT Crowd
  • Spaced

Episode 47: The Superhero Sweet Sixteen

Buckle in True Believers as the boys discuss (some might say argue) with friends of the show Joel Carlson and Ken Pittmann for almost three hours about which Superhero movie is the greatest of all time! Who actually watched The Watchmen? Is Matt really the only one who liked Howard the Duck? Just how emo do you have to be to like The Crow? What dark secrets from Dave’s past will be revealed? Listen for answers to these questions as well as all the usual shenanigans!

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Click here for a complete list of all movies considered for the Episode.
Included are each individuals ratings, as well as IMDb links to every movie!

Dave’s amazingly designed sweet 16 bracket:

Episode 46: The Nerdherders Present the Best of 2013

The Nerdherders say goodbye to 2013 by listing their favorite things from the past year and look ahead to 2014. The guys also discuss Almost Human, Tricked Out Hero, Only War and break down The Hobbit: The Disappointment of Smatt.

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Episode 45: Book ‘em, Nerdo

The Nerdherders list their “must-read” books in Thunderdome. Learn all about Dave’s love of Card, Matt’s love of Heinlein and Ian’s love of Dick. The boys also discuss the X-Wing minis game, rocking out with Rock Band, The Star Wars comic book and Almost Human. Don’t forget to listen after the credits for a bonus clip (which isn’t suitable for the younger crowd!)

 

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The Books discussed during this episode are listed below…get out there and get reading!

  • Ender’s Game
  • The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
  • The Stand
  • The Shining
  • Salem’s Lot
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad
  • The Art of War
  • I Am Legend
  • The Light in the Forest
  • Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • The Hobbit
  • Watership Down
  • The Redwall Series
  • Way of the Pilgrim
  • 1984
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dune
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
  • Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Starship Troopers
  • The Game
  • Brave New World
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Once and Future King
  • The Color of Magic
  • World War Z
  • Logan’s Run
  • Man on a High Castle
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  • Animal Farm
  • The Name of the Wind
  • The Horus Heresy Series
  • Prophecy of Shadows
  • Honor Among Outlaws

Episode 44: Nerdherders: The Next Generation

In this episode, the nerds give their thoughts on the next generation of video game consoles: the Xbox One and Playstation 4. They also discuss Thor: The Dark World, Level 7: Omega Protocol and a depressing game about total human destruction. And make sure you listen through to the end for information on a new contest!

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Episode 43: Readers of the Best Arc

In this episode, the Nerdherders lead you through their favorite comic book story arcs. The guys also talk about 24 hours of gaming at Extra Life, the Ender’s Game movie and really outdated trivia games.

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Episode 42: Halloween Scene

This time out the Nerdherders run down the scenes from movies, books and games that scared them the most. They also discuss Level 7, the Ravenloft setting from Dungeons & Dragons and more Grand Theft Auto V.

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Episode 41: Mr. Farr’s Opus

Dave has some questions for Ian and Matt to ponder regarding board games, comic books and alien contact. The guys dig deeper into Grand Theft Auto V, talk about their experience at Granite Con and argue the color of Matt’s soul.

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Episode 40: I Used To Be An Adventurer…

The Nerdherders list their favorite all-time video game roleplaying games! The guys also discuss Agents of SHIELD, the new Lords of Waterdeep expansion, Grand Theft Auto V and Ian goes through puberty!

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Episode 39: Let’s Get This Party Started

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The guys are joined by Teras Cassidy of Geek Nation Tours! They build the ultimate adventuring party using characters from books, movies, games and more. There is also the usual discussion ranging from Dungeons and Dragons to Ian’s trip to DragonCon to movies to Captain America turning into a werewolf.

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Episode 38: The Nerdherders Invade Gencon!

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It’s a GenCon 2013 extravaganza! Dave, Matt and Ian bring you all the sights and sounds from GenCon. Dave was a busy beaver all weekend, logging dozens of interviews to bring you all the coolest news in board, card, miniature and roleplaying games and even…coffee and fast food? The boys also recap Ian’s birthday bash, road-trippin’ to Indy, True Dungeon, Firefly and sasquatch.

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Episode 37: Mali-friend or Malifaux?

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Friend of the show and all-around good guy Greg Ivany steps up to fill in for a wandering Dave this time out. Greg brings his expertise in Malifaux into Thunderdome for a breakdown of the popular minis game. The guys also discuss The Wolverine, the Legendary card game, Dungeons and Dragons, bathing in butter and what happens when a were-rat tries an impromptu appendectomy on a dwarf.

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Episode 36: Those Accursed Nerdherders

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Dave, Matt and Ian interview Ross Watson, Jason Marker and John Dunn, developers of the new Savage Worlds RPG setting “Accursed.” The boys also discuss Pacific Rim, bubble hockey showdowns, the Legendary card game, Sentinels of the Multiverse and making your own meth.

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The Websites discussed during the episode are as follows:

www.accursedrpg.com

http://www.meliorvia.com/p/about-us.html

http://rosswatson.blogspot.com/

http://www.amalgamatedfiction.
com/

Gen Con seminars

Professionalism in the Gaming Industry

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Working with a Licensed Product

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How to RPG Freelance!

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Episode 35: Supermegarobotron XL 5000

Giant robots vs. giant aliens! The Nerdherders break down their favorites of each in anticipation of Pacific Rim! The guys also break down Man of Steel and accidentally discover dudes dressed like ponies. And, in the triumphant return of Comics Corner, the boys talk about Astro City No. 1.

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Episode 34: Six Degrees of Canadian Bacon

Best. Year. Ever. At least for movies…the Nerdherders break down their favorite years in film. Ian’s choice is no surprise, but Matt’s list might be. The boys also hit favorite topics like comic books, video games, board games and upcoming movies and Dave also learns all about Canada.

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Episode 33: Why So Villainous?

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Everyone loves a great bad guy! In this episode the Nerdherders take you through their top 10 comic book villains of all time. The guys also talk Star Trek Into Darkness, lament about LEGO, discuss the announcement of Xbox One and as usual, Dave comes up with something in Thunderdome that makes Matt and Ian scratch their heads.

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Episode 32: Oh Oh, It’s Magic, You Know!

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It’s a Dave-hosted show, so that means chaos reigns! The boys teach an introductory course on Magic: The Gathering in Thunderdome and chat about the usual tomfoolery such as Iron Man 3, lots of comic books and what happens when a purple worm swallows a dwarf cleric whole.

 

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Episode 31: A Suburban Epic

By popular demand (or at least one listener) the nerds break down miniature wargame Epic Armageddon and the board game Suburbia. Also discussed: Matt’s adventures at Adepticon, Dave’s family road trip and how a paladin who turned into a frog ended up in a teenage boy’s pantaloons.

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Episode 30: Thank the (Re)Maker

The boys are back to talk about movies they would like to see updated with a modern remake. The nerds also discuss board games Dungeon Command, Suburbia and Kemet, anticipation for Iron Man 3, Ian’s hopes for a Moon Knight movie, how to make a Green Lantern film that doesn’t suck and magicians as bank robbers.

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Episode 29: Mr. Grangorium’s Wonder Emporium

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The guys are joined by former D6Generation co-host Raef “Hollywood” Granger to talk about their favorite inventions or ideas from science fiction. The gang also chats about the board games Relic and Descent: Second Edition, they debut a new comic book segment to dissect Spider-Man and also discuss Raef’s Bizzaro gaming group.

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Get your Nerdcaps on for the next episode, hosted by Ian and featuring the topic: What movies are ripe for a remake? To me, these are movies that we like, but could be done much better today. Perfect example is Justin’s beloved “Robot Jox.”

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Episode 28: 16-Bit Hits

On the menu this time out: the best of Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis 16-bit classic games. The nerds also talk about Locke and Key, epic Perudo, X-Wing, lasers and wacky adventures with gender swapping.

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Episode 27: RPG Madness!

For this two hour mega episode the Nerdherders welcome their good friend Joel Carlson, tabletop RPGer extrodinaire! The gang discusses everything from genres and game systems to advice for new players on chosing modules, finding game groups, and staying in character during a session.

And enjoy the extended Roll Call and On the Radar, chock full of the normal topics you love…as well as LARPing.

Be sure to stay after the wrap for extended bonus clips!

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Episode 26: Happy Birthiversary26bannerSm

The Nerdherders celebrate their one year anniversary with…well, nothing special. But that just means it’s another fun, hijinks-filled episode. The guys talk about the best TV and movie-based board games, shooting lasers and exoskeleton armored arctic space kitties. No, really.

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The games covered in this Episode are as follows:

Battlestar Galactica

X-Files CCG

Star Wars: The Queen’s Gambit

Star Wars: Battle at the Sarlacc Pit

Spartacus

Simpsons Clue

Dawn of the Dead

Firefly

Fortress America

Episode 25: The Kings of Comics

In this installment the guys cover their favorite comic book artists, writers and creative teams. They also reflect on TempleCon, acting out their Star Trek fantasies and the fear of the imminent spider uprising.

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Episode 24: Dude, Where’s My Movie?

The Nerdherders take you through the coolest geek movies released since 2000 as well as the usual banter about comic books, games and sweet, sweet gnome love.

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Episode 23 – Big On Miniatures

Feel like you might want to dip your toe into the world of miniature wargames but feel overwhelmed? Let the Nerdherders help you out with this primer on how to find the right minis game for you! There’s also the usual talk about comic books, D&D, spider-hunting and the word palpable.

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Episode 22: Best of 2012 Funapaloozathon

The best in geekery from the past 12 months! What games, comics and entertainment will win the love of the nerdherders? Plus, a peek into the future!

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Episode 21: Kings of Cartoons

This time out the guys break down their favorite cartoons from yesteryear. Why does Dave love ducks so much? How did Ian watch cartoons way up in Maine? Was Matt ever NOT in front of the TV during his youth? Find out in another fun-filled episode from your favorite nerds. Dont forget to listen to the Bonus clip this week, featuring Larry Elmore! And stay even longer for Stino’s cartoon picks.

 

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Episode 20.2: Like Tears In the Rain

Ever wonder about the top 10 movie moments of all time?  We can help.  As usual, we take our meandering approach, have a few laughs, and may get side tracked from time to time.

Its a shorter episode this time, why?  Well…we lost the first recording.  No joke!

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Episode 19: Book Learnin’

The gang breaks down their favorite book series, discusses Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and interviews Teras Cassidy of Geek Nation Tours. 

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Episode 18: XCOM – Nerdherders Unknown

 

The boys took a brief break from playing XCOM to chat about their favorite PC strategy games and Matt and Dave interview Bryant Dillon about the comic Identity Thief.

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Episode 17: Oh, The Horror!

The boys get their scare on with a discussion of their favorite horror movies in Thunderdome. They also lament the Dredd movie bombing, talk some more comics, TV and games and dig into the awesome new board game Spartacus.

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Episode 16: Know Your Role (Playing) With Ross Watson

This time out the guys are joined by roleplaying game designer and video game writer Ross Watson to discuss roleplaying games and how to be a good game master. The guys also talk about video game delivery system Steam, Warhammer 40k, and Dave gets a little confused about some of the show segments.

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Episode 15: The Nerdherders Strike Back

STAR WARS! What else do you need to know? Well, okay…we talk about our favorite comics, games, novels, and shows inspire by our favorite move universe.

It’s simple and it’s good!

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Episode 14: There Can Only Be (Gen)Con

The boys are back from GenCon and they want to gush about it. What new games did they try? What games did they buy? What secrets lurk in a sleepy Vermont Town?
Find out in this extended episode from your favorite geeks.

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Episode 13: We Hardly Knew Ye…

In this installment, the boys take a look at some television shows they wish had survived longer. There’s GenCon talk as the nerds get amped up for the big convention and in The Vault they tackle Choose Your Own Adventure books.

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Episode 12: NESTalgia; Your Podcast Is In Another Castle

This time out the boys wax nostalgic with tales of Nintendo. Just how much does Dave love Excitebike? Did Matt beat Mike Tyson? Why won’t Ian eat Cookie Crisp? Find the answers to all these and more, plus the usual antics of what the nerds have been up to.

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Episode 11: Have You Had Your 40k Today?

Resident 40k expert Ragnar calls into the show from within the warp (sounds that way anyway!) to discuss the Games Workshop Warhammer 40k Sixth Edition rule set.  We dig deep into each segment of the new rules from missions, movement, shooting, assault, and all the special rules.

Ragnar is an accomplished 40k player and member of an international judging panel supporting 40k tournament play.  His love of the game is infectious and we’re pretty sure you’ll learn a few things from him.

We briefly review our happenings over the past two weeks and the things we’re looking forward to.  Strap in, this is a long one, two hours of Nerdherder goodness!

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Episode 10: Statham Heads Westward in an RC Car

In this episode, the boys are all over the place with talk about vampire-killing presidents, guilty pleasure movies, naked Easter eggs, RC cars, a new RPG in the works, a cool Kickstarter project and of course, more comic books.

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Episode 9: The Clock Strikes Double Midnight

Brett Parker, co-owner of Double Midnight Comics and Games in Manchester, NH joins us on the Thunderdome. We also discuss Granite State Comicon, Prometheus and where we go when we die.

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Episode 8: Beyond Monopoly

Board Game Primer, what are the games you need to try, we look at novice level, moderate, and advanced games.  If you’ve been interested in trying some of the best, award winning games, this is a great show for you.

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Episode 7: Guys and Dolls

Toys…the ones we loved as kids take center stage!  Crimson Skies gets pulled out of the vault, some crazy shenanigans from Dave in the outtakes (worth a listen at the end) and some thoughts on cartoons in today’s society round out Roll Call.

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Episode 6: Who Avenges the Avengers?

The BEST of Comic book movies, plus Matt’s Adepticon report and The Legend of Boggy Creek (yeah…Matt and I never heard of it either)

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Episode 5: Where there’s a Will there’s a way!

Will Urban takes us through the “squee!” of PAX East and we meet Tyler James, comic author!

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Episode 4: Fantasy and Fisticuffs

Our favorite bits of fantasy, the best wizard, weapon, magic item and more.  Plus the great Avatar debate!

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Episode 3: Na-na-na-na Bat Fans!

The best Batman stories ever told! Plus Castlevania, Comic Readers, and more!

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Episode 2: Electric Bookaloo

Our favorite movies based on books, Hero Quest, and www.boardgamegeek.com, plus our  Roll Call and On The Radar!

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Episode 1: Ramblin’ about Shamblin’

The Walking Dead, Rising Stars, Justin Korthof (Hero Academy) and more…

Episode 0: Let the Nerd Herding Begin

This is the primer episode and has only the Thunderdome segment.