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Nerds of Oz

Nerds of Oz

By Justin McNamara
A bunch of Australian nerds talk about comics, video games, board games, movies, toys and other stuff!

All content (c) Justin McNamara
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Nerds of Oz Season 2 Episode 14 - Christmas Gifts for Your Favourite Nerd
In this episode, we each suggest three nerdy gifts at different price points for Christmas.
December 14, 2020
Nerds of Oz Season 2 Episode 13 - Our Top 3 Lockdown TV Shows
This episode, Shane, Josh and Justin, talk about what TV shows they enjoyed whilst having nowhere to go during the great plague of 2020.
December 4, 2020
Nerds of Oz Season 2 Episode 12 - Top 3 Nintendo
This episode, Josh, Shane and Justin talk about their favourite Nintendo games!
November 20, 2020
Nerds of Oz Season 2 Episode 11 - Hella-keen for Halloween: Most Villainous Villains
In this episode, Justin, Josh and Shane talk about who they think are the very baddest of baddies in comics, TV and in movies!
October 23, 2020
Nerds of Oz Season 2 Episode 10 - DC Fandome, Pokemon and Detective Pikachu
In this episode, Shane unpacks DC Fandome, the Nerds interview Pokemon TCC champion Jack Underwood and have a brief chat about Detective Pikachu!
August 28, 2020
Nerds of Oz Season 2 Episode 9 - Josh Trank vs The Fantastic Four
In this episode, Josh, Shane and Justin wonder why it is so hard to make a decent FF movie.
August 14, 2020
Nerds of Oz Season 2 Episode 8 - The COVID Wrap-up.
Shane and Josh come BACK to the Fortress of Nerditude for the first time in months to discuss what we did on our COVID holiday, what DC have been up too, what Pops are coming for San Diego Comicon and we remember some comics and movie legends who passed away in the last few months.
July 3, 2020
Nerds Of Oz Season 2 Episode 7: Boardgames, Animal Crossing and PS5, oh my!
This episode, Kirby does the work of two men as she and Justin discuss the boardgames played during The World of Covid-19, the joys of Animal Crossing and the PlayStation 5 announcements!
June 13, 2020
Nerds of Oz Season 2 Episode 6: Justin's Favourite Licensed Boardgames
With the Land of Oz being ravaged by Coronavirus, Justin throws out a solo podcast where he talks about his favourite boardgames based on Pop Culture licenses. If you have a favourite game based on a comic, TV series or movie, why not tell the guys on Twitter and Instagram @thenerdsofoz
March 31, 2020
Season 2 - Episode 5: our Top 3 Creative People!
The Nerds talk about the creators of comics and books and Tv and video games that influenced them! Thankfully this episode doesn’t feature the awful message beeps from the last episode though I do make the mistake of calling this episode our 4th, rather than our 5th.
March 20, 2020
Season 2 Episode 4 - the X-men
The Nerds look at the original X-men film which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year!
March 6, 2020
Season 2 Episode 3 - Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
This episode, Josh, Justin and Shane discuss the movie Birds of Prey with Harley Quinn in it! Will Josh, the Marvel nut, enjoy it? Listen and find out!
February 14, 2020
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Shane, Josh and Justin Review the Cool Things!
This episode, The Nerds review cool stuff they have picked up like Jack Kirby’s Dingbat Love, the book Comic Shop and the glorious Alice in Wonderland statue from sideshow. Check out pics of our cool stuff @thenerdsofoz
January 31, 2020
Season 2 Ep 1 - Joker
This episode sees the OG Nerds discuss whether or not Joker is cinema or not.
January 17, 2020
Episode 22 - 2019 Round Up
Justin is solo again, but he talks about his favourite superhero movie, statue and comic of 2019. Also, a guide to what to expect from the Nerds in season 2.
January 11, 2020
The To Watch Pile After Dark - Episode 7: Mirrors
In this episode of the To Watch Pile After dark, Justin looks at the next film on his top 50 list, this time, a remake of the Korean film, Into The Mirror.
December 24, 2019
The to Watch Pile After Dark - Episode 6: Cabin Fever (2002)
This episode of the To Watch Pile After Dark celebrates the next film on Justin's top 50 horror films, and this time, its the Eli Roth's blood drenched debut...
December 12, 2019
Episode 21 - 12 Christmas Comic and Book Suggestions for your Nerd
This episode, Justin, Josh, Shane and special guest Nicole suggest gift ideas in the form of books and comics for you to give to your favourite nerd.
December 6, 2019
Episode 20 - Justin Loves Oculus
In this 20th episode of The Nerds of Oz, Justin goes solo and talks about his favourite games he has played so far on the Oculus Quest. Follow us on Twitter: @thenerdsofoz Follow us Instagram: @thenerdsofoz                                          @saucelesswhiteboy                                          @batfleck44
December 1, 2019
The To Watch Pile After Dark - Episode 5: The New York Ripper
This episode of the To Watch Pile After dark sees Justin celebrate his next film on his top 50 favourite horror films, this one from Lucio Fulci is the New York Ripper.
November 23, 2019
Episode 19 - Top Three Favourite Shows from When We Were Kids
In this episode, Shane, Josh and Justin talk about their favourite shows from when they were kids... and yes, there was television when Justin was a child.
November 15, 2019
The To Watch Pile After Dark - Episode 4: Creep (2004)
The countdown continues, and this time we look at Justin’s 48th pick: 2094’s Creep, a disturbing movie that takes place in London’s Underground, written and directed by Christopher Smith!
November 12, 2019
The To Watch Pile After Dark - Episode 3: I Spit On Your Grave
The countdown of Justin's top 50 favourite horror films continues in this episode which looks at Number 49: I Spit On Your Grave, the Mier Zarchi rape/revenge flick from the 70s.
November 8, 2019
Episode 18 - Justin reviews 3 Video Games... alone....
On this episode, Justin reviews three games: Ringfit and Tetris 99 on the Switch, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare on the PlayStation 4.
November 1, 2019
The To Watch Pile After Dark - Episode 2: The Blob (1988)
The countdown begins!!!  In this episode, Justin begins the countdown of his top 50 favourite horror films, and number 50 is Chuck Russell's 1988 remake of the Blob!
October 30, 2019
The To Watch Pile After Dark - Episode 1: An Introduction
The To Watch Pile After Dark Podcast is transitioning into the Nerds of Oz podcast, and before we continue the countdown of my Top 50 favourite horror films, I thought I'd give the Nerds of Oz listeners an opportunity to catch up on the show, so all of the previous episode of TWPAD will be uploaded into this podcast... including this introduction!
October 26, 2019
Episode 17 - Pixar Top Three
Whilst Shane is away, the Nerds will play! Josh and Justin are joined by Harry Potter and Disney nerd, Nicole for an all singing, all dancing Pixar episode where we each pick our top three favourite Pixar films... honestly, we don’t actually sing or dance.
October 25, 2019
Episode 16 - Comic Review Episode
This week on the Nerds of Oz, Justin attempts to do it all by himself and reviews 4 comics: Jughead the Hunger vs Vampironica issue 5, Joker and Harley: Criminal Sanity issue 1, Year of the Villain: The Joker and Doctor Doom issue 1.
October 17, 2019
Episode 15 - PAX Australia 2019
The regular nerds Shane and Josh are keeping the Fortress of Nerditude in Sydney clean, so Justin gets help from new nerds on the block, Lauren, Zac and Dylan, as we check out PAXAUS and some of the local nerd haunts in Melbourne.
October 12, 2019
Episode 14 - Happy Birthday Batman
Let’s talk about the Bat, man!
September 27, 2019
Episode 13 - Manga and Anime 101
When Shane is away, the mice will play! Whilst Shane is off doing the Batman Run, Josh and Justin have a little chat about the manga and anime they like and are currently reading/ watching.
September 20, 2019
Episode 12 - The Nerds Top 3 MCU Characters
This episode, the Nerds of Oz take a look at the cool new stuff coming from D23 next then explore our top 3 favourite MCU characters... and the 1 we don’t like!
September 6, 2019
Episode 11 - Batman Begins Review
This week, The Nerds of Oz talk about the potential Disney/ Sony Spiderman Divorce proceedings and dissect the Christopher Nolan film, Batman Begins.
August 23, 2019
Episode 10- Top 5 Favourite Movie Characters
In this episode, the Nerds of Oz look at the new Thanos Hot Toy, Jane Foster Valkyrie, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and we all countdown our top 5 favourite movie characters of all time.
August 9, 2019
Episode 9 - San Diego Comic Con Wrapup
This episode we check out all the cool stuff from SDCC, including the MCU Phase 4 list, the DC animated films and a bunch of cool trailers. Shane also talks up his dwarf D&D character Shaeneth Dwarfenstein, Justin watches Ecchi and Josh buys a new Dr Strange Dollie.
July 26, 2019
Episode 8 - Guardians of the Galaxy
This week, the Nerds check out Pussy Willow, Raven, Cover, Supergirl: Being Super, Visceral, DCeased, and think about the Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy.
July 12, 2019
Episode 7 - Men in Black!
The Nerds of Oz report on 2019’s Supernova, look at the film Men In Black form 1997, review cool stuff like Undisputed Street Fighter, The My Hero Academia Funko Loot Crate and Batman: Death in the Family... and we get to hear Shane sing... sorry. #nerdsofoz #nooz #supernova #myheroacademia #funko #marvel #dc #comics #meninblack
June 28, 2019
Episode 6 - Suicide Squad (2016)
The Nerds check out Black Cat issue 1, Qposkets, a Froppy statue, a Big Barda bombshell, and Grease Funko Pops... then Josh beats up the Suicide Squad movie from 2016.
June 14, 2019
Episode 5 - Comics Review Episode!
This episode suffers from similar problems as the last: too much fun and some idiot forgot to press record. We also review the comics My Hero Academia, Batman Earth One, Bèlit and Jughead the Hunger vs Vampironica, and then we look at the Dc Animated Title Justice League vs Teen Titans. #nerdsofoz #batman #teentitans #justiceleague #conan #archiecomics #marvelcomics #dccomics #marvel #dc #robim
May 31, 2019
Episode 4: I’m Batman... in 1989
The Nerds talk about clowns, Batmans, the Joker, and discover that pressing ‘record’ is the best way to record a podcast.
May 17, 2019
Episode 3: Now... the Endgame
Three nerds excitedly talk about Endgame, and other nerdy stuff. Warning: spoilers all the way through including: Batman no longer an Avenger!
May 3, 2019
Episode 2: Infinity War
The NoOZ take an in-depth look at Infinity War before Endgame hits t he cinemas, talk about the source material Infinity Gauntlet, drink beer and pray they don’t disappear in the *snap*
April 19, 2019
Episode 1 - Into The Spiderverse
The launch episode of the Nerds of Oz Podcast! In this episode, Josh, Justin and Shane talk about Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Detective Comics 1000, Into the Spiderverse, She-Hulk pornography and label the Vision a toaster with genitalia.
April 5, 2019