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Basic Nerd Experience

Basic Nerd Experience

By Miles Gray
Welcome to a place where nerds from everywhere discuss the most critical yet nerdy questions. We laugh and cry about why comics, video games, movies, music, etc. are essential in life. Find us on Spotify, Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Breaker and many more.
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Islands of Adventure: Love it or Hate it?
In Season 3, Episode 3 of the podcast, Andres and Elliot In our takes the guest on an adventure across the Islands of adventure. The two nerds rate each park's attraction while doing their best to impersonate all the best characters. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the episode. 
57:15
December 29, 2020
Splash Mountain Renovation/Would you take the Covid-19 Vaccine? S3 E1
The Basic Nerd Experience is back with Season 3! Austin, Elliot, Johnny Boi, and Ken catch up on Zoom to discuss their thoughts on Splash Mountain changing to the Princess and the Frog. Also, Austin, Elliot, and Johnathan talk about if they would take the Pzier Covid-19 Vaccine.
1:26:44
December 24, 2020
Top 5 Pixar Movies
The BNE is back at it again! Andres, Elliot, and Jovan  sit down via Skype to discuss what is the top five best Pixar movies of all time! From Onward to Up to Monsters Inc to Incredibles, the BNE trio divulges into why Pixar is so good at making us cry, laugh and once in a while cringe (looking at you Cars 2).
1:21:37
November 19, 2020
How Covid-19 is Changing Movie Theaters and Representation in Comic Books is Rising
After a long hiatus, the BNE is back with a very unique episode. The host with the most that looks like a ghost, Elliot , returns with guest, Rashad West, in which both had a lengthy discussion involving how Covid-19 is changing the movie industry. Also, the two nerds sink their teeth into how comic book representation has changed over the course of a few decades. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this exclusive episode. 
1:18:01
August 20, 2020
Goodbye Splash Mountain, Hello Princess and the Frog!
As of June 25th, 2020, Splash Mountain will undergo an overhaul of switching themes to Princess and the Frog. Elliot investigates the history of the ride, what he feels about this news and how this will affect the parks. 
08:12
June 25, 2020
Would you rather train as a Jedi or a Sith? w/ Matthew Katjdio
In the latest BNE episode, Elliot sits with Matthew over skype to discuss the all important question; do you want to be a Jedi or a Sith? Alongside the episode, they discuss issues with what's canon or not and why the prequels are better than the sequel trilogy. Stay tuned for the next episode where Elliot and Matthew rank all of the slipknot albums from least favorite to favorite.
35:36
June 18, 2020
What's the Worst Gig You've Ever Played? W/Corazon Rabioso
South Florida band, Corazon Rabioso, stops by the podcast to discuss what was their worst band gig that they've ever played. Luis, Javi, Pierre, and Erica share their personal stories of rough school gigs or just regular ones. Also, the band and Elliot bring up a random but critical question, What happened to Wannado City? Enjoy this episode and make sure to follow and listen to Corazon Rabioso. 
1:13:30
May 19, 2020
Observer Squad 2
The Basic Nerd Experience holds another conversation with Michael and Jovan of Broward College Observer fame. Today, Elliot, Jovan, and Michael discuss why Kingdom Hearts is a struggle to beat, what they're doing through this time of turmoil, and Jovan's beef with the Lion King remake. Enjoy!
43:03
May 16, 2020
Suicide Awareness
In the BNE Season 2 premiere, a new guest to the podcast Quinn, and your host with the most who looks like a ghost, sit down and discuss how critical suicide awareness is today. Quinn expresses how severe depression has affected his life, including his sexuality and treatment in school. As well as why Quinn and Elliot believe schools need to mandate better protocol for mental health treatment. Discretion is advised due to the discussion of sensitive topics that may affect our audience.
50:52
March 19, 2020
Season 2 Announcement
Here's an inside look of what to expect for Season 2 of the Basic Nerd Experience.  
03:46
March 10, 2020
Our Beef with Working in the Food Industry
In the season 1 finale, Amy, Andres, Brandon, Elliot, Gaby, and Johnny Boi gather around the nerd roundtable to talk about their own  personal experiences in the food industry. During the episode, Amy talks to the BNE fanbase on how to properly order at Carrabba's  while Gaby divulges into why people need to read the signs before ordering. With no experience in the food industry, Johnny Boi gives relatable advice on how to order at a Taco Bell drive thru late at night. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the season finale of the Basic Nerd Experience. 
42:36
March 3, 2020
Star Wars: Rise of Rushed Sequels
The BNE channel showcases Andres, Elliot, Johnny Boii, and Ken about their insight on the rushed Sequel Trilogy in the Star Wars Saga. The BNE boys discuss the future of the Star Wars brand, several reasons why we need a break from Star Wars, and how we would've liked Rise of Skywalker to end. Let's jump to lightspeed one more time to close out our Star Wars breakdown saga. 
1:40:07
January 30, 2020
Star Wars Original Trilogy
Andres, Elliot, Jonathan, and Jose discuss the classic trilogy. The Basic Nerd Experience analyzes specific topics on what makes the trilogy a compelling saga. From Darth Vader and Thicc Boi Kenobi's rivalry to Jose's love for Han to Luke's path to become the last jedi. Enjoy this chill episode, 
1:05:46
December 16, 2019
Epsiode 3: Revenge of the Sith
In our 12th episode, Elliot, Brandon, Gaby, Andres, Amy, Jose, and Jonny Boi unite once again in order to discuss the debatable best episode in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Episode 3 is not for the fain of heart, at least for the Star Wars crowd, and although this trilogy has been divisive so far, this movie pulls all the stops in order to bring a Star Wars experience unlike any other. Don't be afraid, join us in the banter for Star Wars as we lead the hype and anti-hype for the last film in the saga!
1:20:16
December 10, 2019
Star Wars Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones
In our 11th episode, Elliot, Brandon, Gaby, Andres, Amy, and Jonny Boi ramp up the discourse as they discuss the debatable worst installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. They all have their differing opinions about this film, but through it all, they push through to have an excellent time talking about sand. We would be honored if you would join us in this episode of argument, suspense, impersonations, and so much more!
47:25
November 9, 2019
Joker: Our Thoughts (Spoilers)
With the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, Joker promised to tell audiences a character study about the clown prince of crime. Joker presents an emotionally deep film about mental illness,  how society sometimes fails us, and why we need to be more courteous to everyone.   BNE discusses the acting, writing, cinematography, in Joker while they reveal which is the best joker, and what's the current state for future DC films. Stay tuned for our video episode soon. 
59:31
October 27, 2019
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Spoiler Alert (It's a Train Wreck)
In the Basic Nerd Experience's first attempt at a roast fest of the Star Wars Saga, Amy, Andres, Brandon, Elliot, Gaby, Johnnnnyyyyy Boiii, and Ken all sit down and discuss the ups and downs of the first prequel movie. From young thick boi Kenobi, crappy CGI, pod-racing, lazy writing, the always fantastic musical score, and Darth Maul, the podcast highlights certain aspects of this train wreck. Stay tuned for more reviews of the Star Wars movies.
1:13:15
October 24, 2019
Disney Plus: Part 1
Andres, Brandon, Elliot, Gaby, and Ken come together for the podcast's eighth episode about Disney Plus.  On Part 1 of this two-part episode, our long lost original member Gaby unites with us to discuss our most anticipated shows coming out of Disney +, which is set to release November 12th, 2019.   On top of that, we discuss returning series like Star Wars the Clone Wars and how the build-up of the previous season can potentially make the 7th season the best one.  
59:07
October 11, 2019
That Time We Saw Slayer and Went to Universal Studios
In the Basic Nerd Experience's seventh episode, Javi and Elliot reminisce a fun trip both endured at Orlando, Fl. Javi and Elliot talk about seeing the Heavy Metal Band Slayer live while making a stop to ride the rides at Universal Studios Resort.   During a walk down memory lane, Javi talks about his time in the mosh pit while burning a cigarette on his arm. Alongside, Elliot again talks about why Marvel Superhero Island holds a particular place in his heart and how he almost became an amputee for walking nearly 14 hours. So please, sit back, relax, and listen to that time Javi and Elliot saw Slayer and went to Universal Studios.
51:00
September 24, 2019
Sony vs Disney Breakdown: The Fight for Spider-Man
Andres, Brandon, Elliot, Jose, and Ken join together to discuss what happened between Disney and Sony's fight for Spidey. The Basic Nerd Experience squad talk about who succeeded and who failed and what are Sony's future plans. BNE also take in their personal opinions about the Spider-Verse like why Jose has beef with Gwen Stacey, Andres' controversial love for the Amazing Spider-Man series, and Ken's enthusiasm for what Sony has in store. So strap in for a nerdy debate and enjoy. 
46:54
September 18, 2019
Nostalgic Video Games
Andres, Elliot, Ken and Russell gather around the Nerd/Knight table on what is their favorite nostalgic video game. Ranging from Call of Duty, Halo, Kingdom Hearts, Mario Kart, Uncharted and many more, the Basic Nerd Experience isn't shy to let listeners know why gaming has made their childhoods special. 
53:49
September 3, 2019
What Scares You?
Andres, Russell and Elliot discuss the importance of fear and how to conquer it. Each nerd divulges into what terrifies them. From cartoons to movies to personal experiences, we get a better understanding of where our fear originates from. 
36:34
August 20, 2019
Spider-Man: Is the web-head in his prime?
In the third episode, Javi and Elliot sit down to discuss what makes Spider-Man so special. From the Universal Studios ride, the Sam Raimi Trilogy, and the recent Spider Man PS4 exclusive game, both nerds can't argue that with great power comes great responsibility. So grab your Spidey suit and let's swing into a webtastic journey. 
52:17
August 13, 2019
What is the best Batman Arkham game?
In the first episode of the Basic Nerd Experience, Elliot talks with Ken and Andres about the Batman Arkham games. Join us as we rank all of the Batman Arkham games from worst to best.  So sit, back, relax, and enjoy the ramblings of 3 passionate nerds. Spoiler and sailor mouth warning for those who dare to click.   
15:38
July 15, 2019
Basic Nerd Experience Trailer
Listen in on a little taste of what to expect for the Basic Nerd Experience.
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July 10, 2019