The Nerd Byword
The Nerd Byword
Kris, a teacher and Marvel fanboy, and Dave, a freelance writer and DC fanatic, love to talk about their nerdy passions: comic books, movies and television, and video games. Each week, they discuss nerdy news, recommend new media, and take a deep dive into one niche in nerd culture. “The Nerd Byword” also features interviews with industry greats and up and coming talent. New episodes release every Monday.
Episode 025 - Paranormal Hitmen
Kris and Dave interview Brett Murphy about his upcoming comic book Paranormal Hitmen! Plus, DC's restructuring continues, and a Star Trek nerd commendation!Nerd NewsWarner Media Begins New Round of Layoffs Amid RestructuringDC launches DC Universe InfiniteByword Big TalkBrett Murphy on InstagramWilson Gandolpho on Art StationNerd CommendationsCrossoverStar Trek: Lower Decks
Nov 16
1 hr 3 min
Episode 024 - Jeph Loeb Ate My Hopes!
Kris and Dave scrape the bottom of the barrel to discuss their most hated superhero comics! Plus, Moon Knight and Fantastic Beasts news, and some television nerd commendations!Nerd NewsJohnny Depp Resigns from Fantastic BeastsOscar Isaac in talks to play Moon KnightByword Big TalkChuck Austen's X-MenAll-Star Batman & RobinSpider-Man: Sins PastUltimatumSpider-Man: One More DayAmazons Attack!Nerd CommendationsFarscapeLovecraft Country
Nov 9
1 hr 41 min
Episode 023 - The Nerd-Quisition Mail Bag
Kris and Dave take your burning questions from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Plus, Tomb Raider and Assassin's Creed news and the return of nerd commendations!Nerd NewsTomb Raider 2 looses release dateNetflix announces Assassin's Creed seriesByword Big TalkFeaturing burning questions from:Joe Heilala (Facebook), Phillip Russertt (Facebook), @PzzaSnseTinglin (Twitter), @kevinewing22 (Twitter), @LexPendragon (Twitter), @read.your.comics (Instagram), @nerd.nostalgia.podcast (Instagram), @castle_colder (Instagram), @theoneandonlynerdpoolreborn (Instagram)@joezsketches (Instagram)Nerd CommendationsMs. Marvel (Kamala Khan)The Last Ronin
Nov 2
1 hr 20 min
Episode 022 - Mutant Vampire Zombies
Kris and Dave once again assign each other some comic book reading homework, and the results are...interesting. Plus, a discussion of Jared Leto's Joker and the final Nerd Nightmare for October!Nerd NewsJared Leto's Joker returnsCould Chilling Adventures of Sabrina be saved?Byword Big TalkX-Men: God Loves, Man KillsThe New DeadwardiansNerd NightmaresThe Haunting (1999)
Oct 26
1 hr 5 min
Episode 021 - That Nostalgic Feeling
Kris and Dave wax nostalgic about how the nerd community has changed and what they miss most from the nerd past. Plus, nerd news and a new Nerd Nightmare focused on Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street!Nerd NewsComing 2 America moves to Amazon PrimeDonny Cates & Scott Snyder Endorse “Marvel vs. DC” CrossoverByword Big TalkVideo Game Manuals at Archive.orgIs Appointment Television making a Comeback? via EsquireWizard Magazine at Archive.orgNintendo Power Issue 1 at Archive.orgWhy Day 1 Patches are so common via KotakuToxic Nerd Culture is Ruining what we Love About Comic Books via MediumNerd NightmaresWes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street
Oct 19
1 hr 5 min
Episode 020 - Evil Has Come to Town
Kris and Dave take a closer look at the final Fox X-Men movie, New Mutants. Plus, nerd news and a new Nerd Nightmare focused on John Carpenter's Halloween!Nerd NewsSpider-Man 3 RumorsInvincible Trailer DropsByword Big TalkNew MutantsNerd NightmaresHalloween (1978)
Oct 12
1 hr 9 min
Episode 019 - Get Back in the Cellar
Kris and Dave discuss nerdy movies they wish would get made and the film makers that should be involved. Plus, a new segment for the month of October: Nerd Nightmares!Nerd NewsMicrosoft Purchases BethesdaWandaVision Trailer ArrivesByword Big TalkDave's PicksGargoyles Directed by Jonathan FrakesAnimated Thrawn Trilogy Directed by Dave FiloniHack/Slash Directed by Sam RaimiKris' PicksTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Directed by Taika WaititiMCU X-Men Directed by Ava DuVernayMCU Fantastic Four Directed by Jonathan FrakesNerd NightmaresNight of the Living Dead (1968)
Oct 5
1 hr 5 min
Episode 018 - Creativity & Creator's Rights with Paul Jenkins
Kris and Dave sit down with legendary writer and editor Paul Jenkins to talk about TMNT, Hellblazer, META Studios, and his upcoming graphic novel Fairy Quest. Plus, Xbox Series X vs. Playstation 5 and a trip into The Woods.NERD NEWSPlaystation 5 Release Date and Price RevealedMCU May Have Cast Kang the ConquerorNERD BIG TALKMETA StudiosFairy Quest on IndigogoNERD COMMENDATIONSPaul Jenkins' Spectacular Spider-ManThe Woods by James Tynion IV & Michael Dialynas
Sep 28
1 hr 8 min
Episode 017 - Fast Food Nerds with Mike Lawrence
In this extra-sized episode, Kris and Dave sit down with comedian and fellow nerd Mike Lawrence to talk comic books, wrestling, and working in fast food. Plus, we dive into the Ray Fisher vs. WB situation and check out a German children's book.NERD NEWMicrosoft Reveals XBox Series SRay Fisher vs. Warner BrosNERD BIG TALKMike LawrenceNERD COMMENDATIONSJonathan Hickman's Marvel Comics RunKrabat and the Sorcerer's Mill
Sep 21
1 hr 25 min
Episode 016 - Rock 'n Roll is Too Hard
Kris and Dave sit down with author James Aquilone to talk about his Dead Jack series of novels and the upcoming tabletop RPG Pandemonium Noir. Plus, John Boyega's recent Star Wars comments and a nerd commendation that goes straight to the Boneyard.Nerd NewsJohn Boyega talks Star Wars with GQThe Mandalorian sets a release date for season 2Nerd Big TalkAuthor James Aquilone's WebsitePandemonium Noir Kickstarter CampaignNerd CommendationsThe Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes on Disney PlusBoneyard Vol. 1
Sep 14
51 min
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