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Catholic Nerds

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Join the Catholic Nerds Podcast for quality Catholic nerdery. The Catholic Nerds basically nerd out on comics, movies, video games, and books, all from a Catholic perspective, plus a hefty helping of all things Catholic. There will be plenty of Jesus, Mary, and the Eucharist here!
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Episode 41: Top 5 Catholic Music Artists with Emma Fradd and David Kruse
Episode 41: Top 5 Catholic Music Artists with Emma Fradd and David Kruse
Catholic Music Nerd-Out with Emma Fradd (now Kruse) and David Kruse!  Now presenting ... The best Catholic musicians you are about to discover and fall in love with!  Emma and her husband David Kruse are launching a new Catholic record label this December called Enemy Love Records. Check out all their amazing music and artists here www.EnemyLoveRecords.com. There's Emma, David Kruse, and Valere -- all great to check out! And guess what?? The Catholic Nerds are starting a music label, too! Sort of. There is now a Catholic Nerds Music Playlist on our YouTube channel >> check it out! Here are Emma and David’s picks, which you can check out at www.EnemyLoveRecords.com:  Valere (R&B from New Zealand) Blue Lupin (Dream pop England) Les Guettuers (Regae from France) and of course ...  David Kruse (indie folk rock from USA) Emma Fradd (indie pop from Australia) Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! Recent posts from Scott's blog: The Consecration to St. Joseph for Children and Families: 33-Day Family Prayer Routine to Build Holier Families by Fr. Donald Calloway and Scott L. Smith The One Question to Convert All Protestants: Where Did The Bible Come From? Did Catholics Add Books to The Bible OR Did Protestants Remove Books from The Bible? The Truth About The Apocrypha Pray the Rosary with Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich: Emmerich's Revelations for the Mysteries of the Rosary
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December 05, 2022
Episode 40: Rings of Power Nerd Review
Episode 40: Rings of Power Nerd Review
The Good, Bad, and the Idiocy -- another Good ol' fashioned Catholic Nerd-Out about the newest cinematic offering from the Tolkien Universe: Amazon's The Rings of Power. So many things to love. Alas, so many more things to grunt and grumble about. Here are our Top 5 Love & Top 5 Hate of the Rings of Power. Here are some of the many topics we dive into:  [SPOILER ALERT!!] When we figured out which character was Sauron  The ret-conning catastrophe of the Silmarils and mithril, "The Song of the Roots of Hithaeglir," based on Amazon not having copyright to any of The Silmarillion   The weird Rube-Goldberg machine creation of Mount Doom and Mordor and how pyroclastic flow works or doesn't work ... Howard Shore returns! sort of ... the God of War composer, Bear McCreary What's next? Charlie Vickers' accidentally lays out the entire plotline of the next 4 ROP seasons in a Vanity Fair interview, plus Pharazon and the rise of Sauron/Satan worship in Numenor (how will they make this anti-Christian?)  The screenwriters, J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay, and their unfortunate "mystery-box" J. J. Abrams style of writing The non-Catholic paganism/animism mutation of the Tolkien mythos   "One does not merely ..." try to mimic Tolkien's writing; stupid lines abound    Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! Recent posts from Scott's blog:  The Consecration to St. Joseph for Children and Families: 33-Day Family Prayer Routine to Build Holier Families by Fr. Donald Calloway and Scott L. Smith The One Question to Convert All Protestants: Where Did The Bible Come From? Did Catholics Add Books to The Bible OR Did Protestants Remove Books from The Bible? The Truth About The Apocrypha Pray the Rosary with Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich: Emmerich's Revelations for the Mysteries of the Rosary
01:57:16
November 28, 2022
Episode 39: Spooky Halloween Tales with Emma Fradd, Best Horror Reads for Catholics
Episode 39: Spooky Halloween Tales with Emma Fradd, Best Horror Reads for Catholics
Good ol' fashioned Halloween Catholic Nerd-Out with Emma Fradd (now Kruse) about Catholic Horror Novels ... and just in time for Halloween!! Though awesome in her own right, Emma Fradd is the sister of Matt Fradd, the Catholic speaker known for his podcast Pints with Aquinas.  First off! Emma and her husband David Kruse are launching a new Catholic record label this December called Enemy Love Records. Check out all their amazing music and artists here www.EnemyLoveRecords.com. There's Emma, David Kruse, and Valere -- all great to check out!   Here are the links we promised in the show:  Sibling Horror (YouTube link) - Here is the horror story podcast written and produced by Emma and Matt  Knifepoint Horror - This is Soren Narnia's horror podcast, Soren is a frequent collaborator with Emma and Matt and and narrator of Sibling Horror True Ghost Stories & Hauntings: Real Catholic Exorcisms - Scott's book and audiobook (with spooky narrator) The Seventh Word - the first and only pro-life horror novel   The Catholic Zombie apocalypse! Scott's ongoing series the Cajun Zombie Chronicles  Manly Wade Wellman, (non-Catholic) author of Appalachian horror/fantasy yarns with the recurring character Silver John, including The Old Gods Waken and volumes Worse Things Waiting and Lonely Vigils   Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter Miller - the classic Catholic Sci-Fi novel   Consecration to St. Joseph for Children and Families - Scott's new book with Fr. Donald Calloway PLUS new consecration calendar Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! Recent posts from Scott's blog: Pray the Rosary with Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich: Emmerich's Revelations for the Mysteries of the Rosary
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October 30, 2022
Episode 38: Countering the "Transgender" Narrative with Walt Heyer, Formerly "Transgender" Witness to the Horror of Gender Therapy
Episode 38: Countering the "Transgender" Narrative with Walt Heyer, Formerly "Transgender" Witness to the Horror of Gender Therapy
Attention Parents!! Nerd out about the insane and insidious language of gender ideology and how to fight back! with Walt Heyer. Meet Walt, a living, breathing witness to the horrible wrongness of transgenderism. Walt lived for 8 years as a woman – Laura Jensen – despite the fact that he was a man. For the last 30 years since transitioning away from his persona of Laura, he has worked courageously to counter the transgender narrative that you can change genders. Walt received the 2022 Ruth Institute Witness of the Year Award for his work with individuals with gender incongruence. You can't change your gender! ... only the language. Parents contact Walt for help all the time. Parents write him saying, "My son is transgender; he's transitioning; and he's got gender dysphoria." Walt answers, "He is not transgender; he isn't going to transition; and he doesn't have gender dysphoria. Let's find out what's really wrong." Walt doesn't use *their* language and when he stops using their language, he finds out what's actually wrong. 100% of the time. Stay tuned for Walt's 3 Big Questions for people with gender confusion. #1: Why do you want to destroy who you are? #2 ... #3 ... Support Walt's work! Buy ALL OF WALT'S BOOKS @ the SexChangeRegret.com Bookstore!! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! Recent posts from Scott's blog: The Jewish Roots of the Altar Rail: The Origins of the Altar Rail in the Temple of Jerusalem Ukraine, Russia, & The Virgin Mary: Why 9/11 Happened on 9/11, The Winged Hussars and History's Greatest Cavalry Charge, and The Miracle of the Vistula What Does "The Stone Which the Builders Rejected Has Become the Cornerstone" Mean? Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:11; Acts 4:11
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August 30, 2022
Episode 37: Pro-Life Nerds & Rev. Arnold Culbreath on the Leading Cause of Death for Black America
Episode 37: Pro-Life Nerds & Rev. Arnold Culbreath on the Leading Cause of Death for Black America
Nerd out about pro-life issues with the C-Nerds and Pastor Arnold Culbreath of Peoples Church in Cincinnati, OH, the Director of Ministry Engagement of the Douglass Leadership Institute, whose Jeremiah 1:5 Project is boldly converting and training black pastors to "reverse the curse" of Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger.  PLUS, Arnold is joined by his wife Barbara, who shares her amazing story with us. Rev. Culbreath cut his teeth in the Pro-Life movement working with the legendary Dr. Jack Wilke.  We talk about navigating post-Roe America, the opportunities and continuing challenges.   Here are the super important stats and takeaways from this with Rev. and Mrs. Culbreath:  Abortion is the leading cause of death in the black community: Add up all the black deaths attributable to heart disease, violent crimes, accidents, diabetes, and cancer. The total does not exceed the black deaths attributable to abortion. We have aborted an entire nation's worth of black people: 19 million black people have been killed in abortion since Roe v. Wade out of 63 million total. According to the US Census, there were only 18,871,831 black people in the USA in 1960. More blacks have been killed in abortion than the total population of black America in 1960.      79% of Planned Parenthood's surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods. Check out the map at ProtectingBlackLife.org 72-75% of fatherlessness in the black community, nationwide Check out the movie: Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America Forgiven and Set Free and Healing a Father's Heart - the programs mentioned for healing post-abortive mothers and fathers, respectively Colby's pro-life organization: The DesOrmeaux Foundation of Lafayette, Louisiana Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! Recent posts from Scott's blog: The Jewish Roots of the Altar Rail: The Origins of the Altar Rail in the Temple of Jerusalem Ukraine, Russia, & The Virgin Mary: Why 9/11 Happened on 9/11, The Winged Hussars and History's Greatest Cavalry Charge, and The Miracle of the Vistula What Does "The Stone Which the Builders Rejected Has Become the Cornerstone" Mean? Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:11; Acts 4:11
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August 17, 2022
Episode 36: Parenting Nerds Protecting Kids from the Gender Cult with Dr. Erin Brewer and Maria Keffler
Episode 36: Parenting Nerds Protecting Kids from the Gender Cult with Dr. Erin Brewer and Maria Keffler
The Catholic Nerds nerd out with Dr. Erin Brewer and Maria Keffler about protecting our kids from the plague of gender confusion and gender reassignment surgery. Dr. Erin Brewer and Maria Keffler are the co-founders of Advocates Protecting Children and will be honored as the Activists of the Year at the 2022 Ruth Institute Summit.  Erin and Maria are the authors and co-authors of lots of great books! Erin wrote a children’s book, Always Erin; Transing Our Children; Desist, Detrans, & Detox: Getting Your Child out of the Gender Cult. Together, they created the devotional Gentle Leadings, as well. Erin and Maria created the video series and book: Commonsense Care for Parents and Teacher Talks for Educators. This great video series is available on YouTube for FREE!! Erin and Maria co-founded Advocates Protecting Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting the gender industry, and especially its predation on children in the form of unethical social and medical transition for the sake of political and financial profit. APC serves and supports churches, schools, organizations, families, and individuals who seek facts and guidance on responding to gender ideology and activism. Maria Keffler got involved in the fight against transgender ideology during the fights against the left-wing political agenda of the Virginia school boards in Arlington and elsewhere Here's the YouTube Transgender Training video with the extremely long gender introduction from "demi-woman" Maybe Burke. We laughed and cried discussing this in the podcast. Can you imagine a future world where introductions are so long and tedious that we never talk about anything?   Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! Recent posts from Scott's blog: Ukraine, Russia, & The Virgin Mary: Why 9/11 Happened on 9/11, The Winged Hussars and History's Greatest Cavalry Charge, and The Miracle of the Vistula Why Does Jesus Curse the Fig Tree? (Mark 11) What Was the Fruit of The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Holy Monday of Holy Week What Does "The Stone Which the Builders Rejected Has Become the Cornerstone" Mean? Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:11; Acts 4:11
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July 05, 2022
Episode 35: Nerds of the Sacred Heart with Fr. John Eckert
Episode 35: Nerds of the Sacred Heart with Fr. John Eckert
It's a good ol' fashioned nerd-out about (and with) the Sacred Heart of Jesus! AND just in time for the Feast of the Sacred Heart! AND with a priest from Sacred Heart parish who just made a Sacred Heart video series. Yo Nerd, I heard you like the Sacred Heart, so we got the Sacred Heart from Sacred Heart parish to talk about the Sacred Heart after making a video on the Sacred Heart to listen to on the Feast of the Sacred Heart!  Fr. John Eckert has a new series, The Sacred Heart, from The Catholic Company™. This series is "designed to help individuals dive deeper in their faith, through coming to know the Sacred Heart of Jesus." Fr. Eckert and his series go over all the following: The true story behind the Sacred Heart devotion The saints who preached a Sacred Heart devotion before St. Margaret Mary The exact promises Jesus made to those who practice this devotion Ways to devote yourself to the Sacred Heart Where the Sacred Heart devotion is hidden in the Gospels, including a deep dive in Jesus' Farewell Discourse in John's Gospel! PLUS, how to celebrate the Feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary! AND, lots on St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and Jesus' promises for the First Friday Mass devotion  Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! Recent posts from Scott's blog: Can Eucharistic Ministers Give Blessings in the Communion Line? Ukraine, Russia, & The Virgin Mary: Why 9/11 Happened on 9/11, The Winged Hussars and History's Greatest Cavalry Charge, and The Miracle of the Vistula Why Does Jesus Curse the Fig Tree? (Mark 11) What Was the Fruit of The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Holy Monday of Holy Week What Does "The Stone Which the Builders Rejected Has Become the Cornerstone" Mean? Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:11; Acts 4:11
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June 23, 2022
Episode 34: Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, The Moral Catastrophe of the Sexual Revolution
Episode 34: Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, The Moral Catastrophe of the Sexual Revolution
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse joins the Catholic Nerds ahead of the Ruth Institute Summit - click here to check out the Summit and buy your virtual ticket! Join us for this WIIIDE-ranging conversation on the ghoulishness of TRANSGENDERISM, the moral catastrophe of the Sexual Revolution, and its state-sponsored ideology!! Dr. Morse's book The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Why the Church Was Right All Along - we talk about this awesome book that dissects the elite, parasitic ideologies: Contraceptive Ideology, Divorce Ideology, and Gender Ideology No-Fault Divorce - Where did it come from? Can we get rid of it?  What is a Woman? We discuss the Daily Wire's new documentary about Scott Nugent and sexual reassignment surgery. Dr. Morse explains how the differences between man and woman is offensive to the transgender movement, and how they are attempting to de-gender marriage and people.  And Dr. Morse provides us with the ANSWER & ANTIDOTE TO TRANSGENDERISM: Catholic Teaching!  AND check out Dr. Morse's podcast from the Ruth Institute: The Dr. J Show Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! Recent posts from Scott's blog: Ukraine, Russia, & The Virgin Mary: Why 9/11 Happened on 9/11, The Winged Hussars and History's Greatest Cavalry Charge, and The Miracle of the Vistula Why Does Jesus Curse the Fig Tree? (Mark 11) What Was the Fruit of The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Holy Monday of Holy Week Rebecca & The Virgin Mary: The 5 Promises of the Virgin Mary Based on the Holy Mother Rebecca According to St. Louis de Montfort What Does "The Stone Which the Builders Rejected Has Become the Cornerstone" Mean? Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:11; Acts 4:11 
01:02:02
June 20, 2022
Episode 33: Book of Boba Fett Nerds - Boba Fine or Boba Fail?
Episode 33: Book of Boba Fett Nerds - Boba Fine or Boba Fail?
The Catholic Nerds are big Star Wars nerds! We also promise not to mention Chris Rock and Will Smith. We review the much-reviewed Book of Boba Fett - was it a Boba Fail or Boba Fine? Let's also get philosophical and existential about Disney Plus and Disney, in general. Do Dave Filoni and Kevin Feige deserves Oscars or an Oscar Slap? Dang, we just promised, too.  The Catholic Nerds also review the Star Wars Animated Universe: Clone Wars and Rebels. How does this all fit into The Mandalorian, the story of Din Jarin? And how about Ming-Na Wen's Fenic Shand? Lastly ... what about that deep fake? Huh?   NOTE OF LITTLE NOTE: Scott was unable to join the C-Nerds for this episode, because - despite his abiding love for all things Star Wars (even the crud like the Star Wars Christmas not Holiday Special, being our first intro to Boba Fett btw) - Scott is committed to Exodus 90 and couldn't see the remaining Book of Boba Fett episodes. Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! Recent posts from Scott's blog: Is Jesus Being Disrespectful to the Virgin Mary at John 2:4 “O woman, what have you to do with me?" [ti emoi kai soi, gynai] Novena to St. John Berchmans for Miraculous Healings, Altar Boys, and Reverence Before the Altar and Blessed Sacrament Exodus 90 Interview with Nathaniel Binversie
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April 07, 2022
Episode 32: Happy Feast of St. Joseph! New Discoveries Finally Tell Us the Age of St. Joseph!
Episode 32: Happy Feast of St. Joseph! New Discoveries Finally Tell Us the Age of St. Joseph!
The Catholic Nerds have a special nerd-out session for the Feast of St. Joseph! We share newly discovered Biblical evidence on the age of St. Joseph - this comes from Dr. Brant Pitre's new series on St. Joseph, The Hidden King: The Jewish Roots of St. Joseph. PLUS, there's an extra bonus: Scott confirmed with Dr. Pitre a way to deepen this argument through Luke's background as a physician.  Not only that! We also cover Santo Anello, Mary and Joseph's wedding ring; the Holy House of Loreto; the Miraculous Staircase of Loretto; AND the anti-communist origins of St. Joseph the Worker!  Here is the full article from Scott's blog if you would like to follow along: Was St. Joseph an Old Man or a Young Man? How Old was St. Joseph When He Married Mary? The Bible Tells Us St. Joseph's Exact Age.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Co-Host Scott Smith is also about to be a Co-Author with Fr. Donald Calloway, author of the now world-famous, Consecration to St. Joseph. Together, Fr. Calloway and Scott have co-authored a Consecration to St. Joseph for Children and Families, which is due out this Summer!    The Catholic Nerds also dig into Mary and St. Joseph's wedding ring, Santo Annello. Here's the article on that if you would like to follow along: Mary and Joseph's Wedding Ring: Santo Anello and Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich's Visions. There's also a quick nerd-out about St. Joseph the Worker, which feast day is coming up, as well. Here's the article if you would like to "hammer" into this subject: St. Joseph, Hammer of Communists: The Anti-Communist Origins of the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University!
01:02:30
March 18, 2022
Episode 31: Nerding with Trent Horn! Epic Marvel vs DC Debate
Episode 31: Nerding with Trent Horn! Epic Marvel vs DC Debate
Master Debater and Catholic Apologist Trent Horn joins the Catholic Nerds for the debate of the ages: Marvel or DC? Which is more Catholic? Which is more Pro-Life? Wait for Trent's insight into who Bruce Wayne's real disguise is ... Here is are some of the categories:    Best Rogues’ Gallery and Best Bad Guy - Thanos or Darkseid? (We talk about how wimpy Thanos was in the comics) Weirdest bad guy, e.g. Mr. Mxyzptlk, Condiment Man Most Catholic conception of the universe (Most Pro-Life?) Best/Favorite Catholic character, e.g. Daredevil, Nightcrawler, Huntress (would Constantine count for DC?) Best superhero team-ups: Justice League, Dark Justice League, Suicide Squad vs. Avengers, X-Men, FF, Guardians of the Galaxy Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University!
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March 11, 2022
Episode 30: Exodus 90 Nerd Interview with Nathaniel Binversie
Episode 30: Exodus 90 Nerd Interview with Nathaniel Binversie
Are you ready to LIVE DIFFERENT?? The Catholic Nerds nerd-out about EXODUS 90 with a developer and author of Exodus 90, currently touring the country in the Exodus 90 tour bus ... Nathaniel Binversie! We go over the history and background of Exodus 90, how to reach men in their 20s and 30s using the "beer garden" approach and challenging men.  Who dreamt up this idea of cold showers? Nathaniel talks about the spiritual originator of Exodus 90, Fr. Brian Door, who developed the first list of disciplines as a formation program for seminarians.  Fraternity: Nathaniel shares some Exodus 90 tie-ins with The Chosen show.  Why Exodus? Why not the Babylonian Captivity? Or riding on Noah's Ark? Nathaniel describes why the Exodus of the Israelites is especially powerful and relevant for the liberation and purification of men in today's world.  Where is the program going 3-5 years from now? From just the book, to the Exodus 90 App, to ... where? Nathaniel describes the 20 Spiritual Exercise programs that Exodus 90 has developed. And no ... the entire journey through salvation history does not require cold showers.  Already done Exodus 90 multiple times? Nathaniel Binversie describes the new, 2nd version of Exodus 90 for veteran retreatants.  Want to do Exodus 90 as father and son? Try the Truth of St. George program! Is Exodus 90 strictly for Catholics? Exodus 90 doesn't actually include the word "Catholic" anymore, so to present a unifying message to non-Catholics ... without compromising on authentic Catholic masculinity.  Nathaniel's tour through Slovakia: Did you know Slovakia is 60% Catholic? Nathaniel was about to tour Slovakia and export Exodus 90 to our Catholic brothers over there. His also visited the Salesian Oratory of Saint Don Bosco. And ... if Nathaniel had a billboard to put anything on it, what would he put?  And ... what is the book Nathaniel most often gifts to people, besides his own book, The Strongest Man I Know. Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! 
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January 26, 2022
Episode 29: Marvel's What If ...? Nerd Review
Episode 29: Marvel's What If ...? Nerd Review
The Catholic Nerds review Marvel's What If ...? Did you catch the huge "long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" Easter egg??  MAJOR SPOILER ALERTS! And how about everybody's favorite Marvel character, Howard the Duck? We go through ALL the episodes: What If Black Panther became StarLord?  What If ... Thor Was an Only Child? We loved Nebula's cameo in Marvel Vegas: "mama needs a brand new eye!" What If ... Peggy Carter becomes Captain America? What If ... Kilmonger kills Tony Stark? The end scene from that was awesome: "Heroes do not just die, they live on in those they inspire."  How did you like What If … Zombies? Or, more appropriately titled, What If ... you wife comes back from quantum verse as a zombie?  What If ... Dr. Strange loses his heart instead of his hands?   What if ... Ultron won? Is it poetic justice that Ultron splits in half Thanos, who wanted to kill half the universe?     And ... What if ... the Watcher Broke His Vow? Join us for the full breakdown!! Plus, here is how to further nerdify yourself with the C-Nerds: Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Check out some new Catholic Nerds articles, too: Catholic Parents Guide: 10 Family Prayer Time Ideas Throughout the Day and Year; Padre Pio Comes to Louisiana: Saint Pio's Miracle Cures Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Why is Breakfast Called "Breakfast"? To Love Fasting: An Observance that is Possible and Necessary Today by Adalbert de Vogüé, O.S.B.; Top 45 Best Quotes from Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati on Faith, Joy, Nature, the Eucharist, Charity, Holiness, and Life
01:10:22
December 10, 2021
Episode 28: Dune Nerds, The Theology of Dune, New Dune vs. 1984 Dune Movie Review
Episode 28: Dune Nerds, The Theology of Dune, New Dune vs. 1984 Dune Movie Review
The Catholic Nerds do a deep dive into the Theology of Dune as they review the new Dune movie directed by Denis Villeneuve. SPOILERS AHEAD! We go through all the Christian symbolism of Dune, plus all our favorite parts from both the 2021 Dune and 1984 Dune -- all the 1980s goodness of the 80s Dune and all the good newness of the new Dune.   Scott wrote an article a while back on the Theology of Dune, all its Christian symbolism, and references to the Bible. It's now ranked #1 on Google and all the search engines on the subject, and Scott has expanded it into an entire book, The Theology of Sci-Fi: The Christian's Guide to the Galaxy, available where all good books are sold ;)    Here is a brief primer on all the references to Jesus and the Bible in Frank Herbert's Dune:  Of course, the Kwisatz Haderach, Muad'dib, Paul Atreides as Christ and Messiah;  The Fremen desert dwellers as the Jews and Israelites;  Baron Harkonnen as King Herod and Pharaoh;  Lady Jessica as the Blessed Mother, the Sayadina/Sayyida in not just Catholicism, but Islam, as well (read more on that here);  Shai Hulud and the Sandworms as Satan and the dragon/serpent of Genesis;  AND did you know the Bible is actually in the Dune universe??  ALL THAT, plus updates on our families surviving a Category-5 Hurricane and all our new babies! St. Gerard, pray for us!  Plus, here is how to further nerdify yourself with the C-Nerds: Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Check out some new Catholic Nerds articles, too:  Novena to St. Martin de Porres for Healing, Race Relations, People of Mixed Race Heritage, Racial Harmony;  Padre Pio Comes to Louisiana: Saint Pio's Miracle Cures Multiple Sclerosis (MS);  Why is Breakfast Called "Breakfast"? To Love Fasting: An Observance that is Possible and Necessary Today by Adalbert de Vogüé, O.S.B.;  Top 45 Best Quotes from Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati on Faith, Joy, Nature, the Eucharist, Charity, Holiness, and Life
01:03:19
November 06, 2021
Episode 27: Black Widow, the Nerd Review
Episode 27: Black Widow, the Nerd Review
It's Black Widow time! Serious SPOILER alert as the Catholic Nerds review the latest Marvel installment, at least until Scarlet Johansson's lawyers remove the movie from this timeline and multiverse. So, yes - we check in with the Scarlet vs. Disney lawsuit and how they might handle the release of Black Widow on Disney+ Premium. Then, the C-Nerds deal with interesting items, like who is our favorite member of the Romanoff family unit: Is it David Harbour of Stranger Things awesomeness, the Red Guardian? Did he really fight Captain America? Is old Captain America really Stan Lee?  Or is Momma Melina Vostokoff, played by Rachel Weisz, the Iron Maiden? What's more, the owner of a herd of kunekune pigs??  Then, there's the real star Yelena Belova, played by the always scene-stealing Florence Pugh? And don't forget that Easter egg scene at the end with Countess Valentina, played by the hysterically awesome Julia Louis-Dreyfuss! Did this directly set up Disney Plus’ stand-alone Hawkeye TV show, in which Florence Pugh will star alongside Jeremy Renner? Is it hinting at something more sinister, like Red Skull being behind Countess Valentina?? AND does the TVA from the Loki series really spell VAL, upside-down?  OR, is it Black Widow, herself, Natasha Romanoff?  Was Black Widow "just like Budapest all over again"? And how did Marvel do tying up all those references to Black Widow's past?  For your C-Nerd listening pleasure, Episode 27 awaits ... Plus, here is how to further nerdify yourself with the C-Nerds: Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Check out some new Catholic Nerds articles, too: St. Roch Novena for the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Top 45 Best Quotes from Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati on Faith, Joy, Nature, the Eucharist, Charity, Holiness, and Life Was St. Joseph an Old Man or a Young Man? How Old was St. Joseph When He Married Mary? The Bible Tells Us St. Joseph's Exact Age The Circular Logic of the Pro-Abortion Argument: James Franco Interviews Professor on Abortion
42:46
August 23, 2021
Episode 26: Is Britney Spears Catholic Now?
Episode 26: Is Britney Spears Catholic Now?
The Catholic Nerds dig into the crazy world that is ... Britney Spears!  Just when you thought the world couldn't get any weirder, this happened:  American pop star Britney Spears announced in a now-deleted Instagram post on Aug. 5 that she is Catholic and attends Mass. In a post made Thursday evening, Spears, 39, shared two videos. In one, she is seen posing in a pair of jean shorts and a sweater. In the second, she is shown twirling in a blue dress with flowers. In her caption, Spears said, “Pssss as for the next video … I just got back from mass … I’m Catholic now … let us pray 🙏🏼 !!!” Also, Britney Spears' mother Lynne Spears, sister Jamie Lynn, and nieces Maddie Aldridge and Ivey Joan Watson, are all practicing Catholics. Jamie Lynn joined the Church fairly recently and also posted on Instagram about it. As a part of her since-removed 2018 year in review Instagram story highlight, Jamie Lynn posted a picture on her Instagram dated Feb. 18, 2018, captioned “pregnancy + RCIA. Worth it.” They were posing in that picture with OUR VERY OWN LOUISIANA BISHOP EMERITUS Bishop Robert Muench! What a crazy world. For your C-Nerd listening pleasure, Episode 26 awaits ...  Plus, here is how to further nerdify yourself with the C-Nerds:  Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Check out some new Catholic Nerds articles, too: Top 45 Best Quotes from Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati on Faith, Joy, Nature, the Eucharist, Charity, Holiness, and Life Was St. Joseph an Old Man or a Young Man? How Old was St. Joseph When He Married Mary? The Bible Tells Us St. Joseph's Exact Age The Circular Logic of the Pro-Abortion Argument: James Franco Interviews Professor on Abortion
18:26
August 12, 2021
Episode 25: The Mischief of Loki and the Motu "Inapproprio" (Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes)
Episode 25: The Mischief of Loki and the Motu "Inapproprio" (Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes)
The Catholic Nerds dive into the chaos of the "Motu Inapproprio", Pope Francis' new instruction on the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) and its possible effects. Pope Benedict XVI had given priests the option to celebrate the Latin Mass or Extraordinary Form (EF) of the Mass. Now, priests need their bishop’s permission, even if it’s an EF-hating bishop. Is Pope Francis attempting to foster unity by sowing division? Does that work?  Then, to turn their minds to happier, more gentle territory, the C-Nerds delve into the [SPOILERS] multiverse of madness from awakened by Loki Season One. What's your favorite moment from Loki Season 1? We decide on our favorite Loki - is it Richard Grant's "Classic Loki", Croc Loki or "Croki", "President Loki", Loki Prime, or Sylvie Loki? We discuss Owen Wilson's Mobius and how time is described as a "Mobius strip" ... like Iron Man realized in Avengers: Endgame.  Did you notice all the crazy Easter Eggs in the intro to Loki Episode 6? There's a zoom out like in the sci-fi movie Contact; black holes expanding and contracting cycle (even though Stephen Hawking’s Big Crunch theory is widely panned now); Neil Armstrong, Greta Thurnberg (why??), Maya Angelou, and a random spaceship? Is it the X-Men's ship or the Fantastic Four's? And then that lovely quote from Vision: “What is grief, if not love persevering?” To the comics! The C-Nerds compare Renslayer and He Who Remains to their comic equivalents, Ravonna Renslayer and Kang the Conqueror, respectively. Episode 6 shows us that Judge Renslayer was originally the principal of FDR high school in Ohio where her diploma reads “Rebecca Tourminet”, possibly a reference to her comic equivalent "Terminatrix". In the comics, Ravonna Renslayer was the daughter of King Carelius, a ruler in the 40th century Earth. The kingdom of Carelius was the last bastion of civilization unconquered by Kang the Conqueror in that time period. Also, where does Renslayer go when she leaves Mobius? Who is He Who Remains? Is he Kang the Conqueror? How about that apple He Who Remains was eating? Is this a reference to Genesis and Eden? Is He Who Remains the serpent or the dragon, tempting the new Adam and Eve of Time, Loki and Sylvie? Here's more on the serpent of Eden actually being a dragon. And what about the question of Free Will? The Catholic Nerds dive into all these theological nuggets!  Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook  Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Check out some new Catholic Nerds articles, too:  The Circular Logic of the Pro-Abortion Argument: James Franco Interviews Professor on Abortion Bishops Issue Statement Downgrading Our Lady of America: Eminent Theologian and Mariologist Responds Why does Jesus (and Joseph) have two different genealogies?
57:43
July 18, 2021
Episode 24: NerdVision, WandaVision Review and Sequel Fan Theories
Episode 24: NerdVision, WandaVision Review and Sequel Fan Theories
Hello and welcome to the Catholic Nerds Podcast - your Maximoff source for quality, Catholic nerdery! The C-Nerds dig into all things WandaVision:  What will the WandaVision sequel be about? Plus, the Doctor Strange 2 sequel, 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and how Agatha Harkness connects all these, plus the Fantastic Four All the WandaVision commercials! Like the Nexus commercial - is Wanda the "Nexus of All Reality" from the comics?  The Darkhold - In the comics, the Darkhold was created by the Elder God Chthon, who gave Wanda her powers through the Chaos Magic. Chthon has possessed Wanda multiple times, prompting her mentor, Agatha Harkness, to call a doctor for help. That doctor? ... DOCTOR STRANGE.  All the Post-Credit Easter Eggs! (1) the Skrulls reveal and Monica Rambeau's strange new abilities, and (2) What’s Wanda up to next? Lounging in a cabin, levitating, and reading the Darkhold while hearing the voices of Billy and Tommy, calling out for help. Agatha Harkness - Is Agatha the connected to the upcoming Fantastic Four movie? Agatha was first introduced as the nanny to Reed and Sue Richards' kids and then became the mentor to the Scarlet Witch. And is her familiar ...  Señor Scratchy - WandaVision director Matt Shakman talks about a deleted scene where Señor  Scratchy's identity as her familiar and possibly her son is (maybe) revealed.  The Ship of Theseus knock-out, drag-out philosophy battle   Fake Pietro or Fietro! Was he really just Ralph Bohner all along, Agatha’s fake husband? Also, did you know the different episodes of WandaVision coincide with the stage of grief?  Kevin Smith said, “this show ultimately is about how important it is to find somebody to watch TV with in this world” The C-Nerds also discuss which character, comic book or otherwise, has the best Best Rogue’s Gallery. Here is the crazy Superman villian we talked about: Mister Mxyzptlk. For more great Catholic Nerd adventures: Pray the Rosary with St. John Paul II, Catholic Prayer Journals, and Catholic Children's Books.  Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com
01:28:51
March 13, 2021
Episode 23: The Return of the Star of Bethlehem and its Hidden Meaning
Episode 23: The Return of the Star of Bethlehem and its Hidden Meaning
Merry Christmas from the Catholic Nerds! This will shed a whole new, beautiful “light” on Christmas and the Star of Bethlehem! As the “Great Conjunction” fills our night skies, the Catholic Nerds discover amazing prophecies of the Star of Bethlehem in the Old Testament. The Star of Bethlehem is the prophesied return of the Shekinah, the Glory Cloud, that “overshadowed” the Ark of the Covenant. And the Virgin Mary is the New Ark who carries the New Manna in her womb. The Star of Bethlehem “overshadows” the Holy Family as they travel to Bethlehem, guides the shepherds and Wise Men to the Nativity, and even explains why Mary rides a donkey! Here is Scott's article explaining all the typology and hidden mysteries of the Star of Bethlehem, and how it all points to the New Ark - check it out!  Plus, here is more on Mary as the New Ark of the Covenant and all the references to the New Ark at the Visitation.  Mary is not just the New Ark of Moses - she is also the NEW ARK OF NOAH. Check out how this connects to Adam's skull being the Skull of Golgotha and Mt. Calvary, too.  Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... https://teespring.com/catholic-nerds-podcast Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/ Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Questions? Comments? Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com
01:14:00
December 19, 2020
Episode 22: 2020 Presidential Election Nerds
Episode 22: 2020 Presidential Election Nerds
The Catholic Nerds tackle the one subject nobody seems interested in ... 2020 Presidential Election CHAOS! Yeah, we went there. Our conservative Catholic leanings might show a bit as we tackle all the ballot shenanigans. The C-Nerds cover the Pennsylvania ballots case headed to the Supreme Court thanks to Catholic Justice Alito, plus Electoral College madness, like Faithless Voters, the history of "contingent elections", ties, etc. Special guest Erik from Michigan discusses all the ballot shenanigans in Michigan.  The C-Nerds also frown vigorously at Kamala Harris' attacks on the Knights of Columbus, while smiling at the state of the US Senate and House races. Here are all the promised links to articles, books, and videos discussed in the podcast episode: Scott's article on "Contingency Elections", i.e. what happens in the event of a Electoral College tie? Crowder interview that Erik mentions, the lawyer in Michigan who witnesses white van Project Veritas video about Traverse City, Michigan post office shenanigans Study showing "Smart"Phone proximity reduces cognitive capacity Social Dilemma - the Netflix doc mentioned Statistical case against Biden in Georgia - 95,801 Biden ballots divergent from Democrat Senate candidates ballots Kamala Harris quotes against Knights of Columbus Scott's new book and audiobook, The MAGA Guide to S.C.A.M.: Socialism, Communism, and Marxism Video of Erik eating ridiculously hot chip Plus, check out Scott and his wife's new Catholic Prayer Journal for Women to overcome stress, worry, and anxiety Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... https://teespring.com/catholic-nerds-podcast Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/ Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com
01:16:17
November 13, 2020
Episode 21: The Knights Who Say Nerds - Blessed Father McGivney
Episode 21: The Knights Who Say Nerds - Blessed Father McGivney
Did you hear the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Father Michael J. McGivney, is going to be beatified? The Catholic Nerds take you through the three “easy” steps to Heaven, the whole beatification process from Servant of God to Canonization to raining down roses from Heaven. Also, did you know Father McGivney died during a pandemic that could have been caused by a coronavirus?? Can you say future patron saint of kicking coronavirus butt? The C-Nerds also share the heartwarming studio of Mikey Schachle, the sweet baby boy whose condition, fetal hydrops, was cured through Father McGivney’s intercession. Catholic Nerds Merchandise! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... HERE. Join the Catholic Nerds Facebook community! Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Listen to the Catholic Nerds Podcast on Stitcher, Podbean, iTunes, and ListenNotes.
56:50
October 27, 2020
Episode 20: Gambit, Cajun Catholic X-Men Kung-Fu - Interview with Chris Potter
Episode 20: Gambit, Cajun Catholic X-Men Kung-Fu - Interview with Chris Potter
The Catholic Nerds interview Chris Potter, the voice of Gambit in X-Men: The Animated Series, at the New Orleans Comic-Con. Chris Potter currently stars in the family drama Heartland, plus - very cool - starred as Peter Caine in Kung-Fu: the Legend Continues, alongside his father and father-figure in real life, David Carradine of Kill Bill and kung-fu movie fame. Chris also reveals to us his theory about David Carradine’s mysterious and untimely death. The Catholic Nerds talk about the Catholic side of Gambit, Remi Lebeau's Louisiana origins, and possible blood relation to a certain Catholic nerd, more or less … enjoy this live recording with Chris Potter, and sorry about the background noise :) Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... https://teespring.com/catholic-nerds-podcast Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/ Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/scott-smith-3/catholic-nerds-podcast?refid=stpr Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/mfka3-80d47/Catholic-Nerds-Podcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/catholic-nerds/id1448729420 ListenNotes: https://lnns.co/o1J0IuOeyR_
12:37
October 13, 2020
Episode 19: The Return of the Nerds - Lord of the Rings Catholic Watch Party: The Return of the King
Episode 19: The Return of the Nerds - Lord of the Rings Catholic Watch Party: The Return of the King
Join the Catholic Nerds for a Lord of the Rings movie watch party ANYTIME you like! Just start the Lord of the Rings Extended Versions when we say "start" and the C-Nerds and special guest experts will fill your movie experience with Tolkien's Catholic Theology, Lord of the Rings movie and book trivia, and high quality frivolity - party like it's Bilbo's birthday! Ain't no watch party like a Catholic Nerd Party! Here's some sample Lord of the Rings trivia: Sir Ian McKellen based the accent he used for Gandalf on which person? Who is the only actor or actress who did not wear a wig during the filming of Lord of the Rings because he had perfect hair for a hobbit? According to Sean Astin, when Bilbo drops the ring, what did the film crew use to create the effect of the ring’s weight as it slammed into the floor? Want to read about Lord of the Rings and the Eucharist? Here's the first article and link to the book. Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... HERE. Join the Catholic Nerds Facebook community! Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Listen to the Catholic Nerds Podcast on Stitcher, Podbean, iTunes, and ListenNotes.
04:31:19
September 29, 2020
Episode 18: The Nerd Towers - Lord of the Rings Catholic Watch Party: The Two Towers
Episode 18: The Nerd Towers - Lord of the Rings Catholic Watch Party: The Two Towers
Join the Catholic Nerds for a Lord of the Rings movie watch party ANYTIME you like! Just start the Lord of the Rings Extended Versions when we say "start" and the C-Nerds and special guest experts will fill your movie experience with Tolkien's Catholic Theology, Lord of the Rings movie and book trivia, and high quality frivolity - party like it's Bilbo's birthday! Ain't no watch party like a Catholic Nerd Party! Here's some sample Lord of the Rings trivia: Sir Ian McKellen based the accent he used for Gandalf on which person? Who is the only actor or actress who did not wear a wig during the filming of Lord of the Rings because he had perfect hair for a hobbit? According to Sean Astin, when Bilbo drops the ring, what did the film crew use to create the effect of the ring’s weight as it slammed into the floor? Want to read about Lord of the Rings and the Eucharist? Here's the first article and link to the book. Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... HERE. Join the Catholic Nerds Facebook community! Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Listen to the Catholic Nerds Podcast on Stitcher, Podbean, iTunes, and ListenNotes.
03:58:15
September 16, 2020
Episode 17: Fellowship of the Nerds - Lord of the Rings Catholic Watch Party
Episode 17: Fellowship of the Nerds - Lord of the Rings Catholic Watch Party
Join the Catholic Nerds for a Lord of the Rings movie watch party ANYTIME you like! Just start the Lord of the Rings Extended Versions when we say "start" and the C-Nerds and special guest experts will fill your movie experience with Tolkien's Catholic Theology, Lord of the Rings movie and book trivia, and high quality frivolity - party like it's Bilbo's birthday! Ain't no watch party like a Catholic Nerd Party!  Here's some sample Lord of the Rings trivia:  Sir Ian McKellen based the accent he used for Gandalf on which person? Who is the only actor or actress who did not wear a wig during the filming of Lord of the Rings because he had perfect hair for a hobbit? According to Sean Astin, when Bilbo drops the ring, what did the film crew use to create the effect of the ring’s weight as it slammed into the floor? Want to read about Lord of the Rings and the Eucharist? Here's the first article and link to the book. Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... HERE. Join the Catholic Nerds Facebook community! Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Listen to the Catholic Nerds Podcast on Stitcher, Podbean, iTunes, and ListenNotes. 
03:49:25
August 25, 2020
Episode 16: Wolverine is Catholic, Bud! Cal Dodd Interview
Episode 16: Wolverine is Catholic, Bud! Cal Dodd Interview
Childhood dreams … check. Bucket list … check. The Catholic Nerds interview Wolverine! Cathal (Cal) Dodd, the voice of Wolverine in X-Men: The Animated Series (TAS), musician, Canada’s Molson man, and all around great guy and Catholic gentleman, hung out with the C-Nerds at the New Orleans Comic Con. Cal takes us from his Dublin birth home to his days in High School Seminary in Canada. He explains how he created the voice that became THE version of Wolverine, against which all others will forever be measured. Take that, Hugh Jackman. Cal also takes us back to the 70s and 80s when he toured with Joe Cocker, Three Dog Night, and Meatloaf! Cal Dodd takes us deep into Wolverine's character, including his favorite episode, when Wolverine is converted by Nightcrawler’s Catholicism. Cal tells us who Wolverine’s true love interest was, too - was it Jean Grey? Storm? Mariko? He also answers the age-old question of whether Wolverine could have fought Cyclops for Jean and won. Don’t miss this episode … or else, bud. Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... https://teespring.com/catholic-nerds-podcast Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/ Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/scott-smith-3/catholic-nerds-podcast?refid=stpr Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/mfka3-80d47/Catholic-Nerds-Podcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/catholic-nerds/id1448729420 ListenNotes: https://lnns.co/o1J0IuOeyR_
50:53
August 08, 2020
Episode 15: Shroud of Turin - Miracle Nerds
Episode 15: Shroud of Turin - Miracle Nerds
What more do you need to believe in God's power? The Catholic Nerds tackle the raw, miraculous power of God displayed in the Shroud of Turin, Jesus’ own burial cloth and possibly even the tablecloth from the Last Supper. What kind of evidence do you want? We got it. Non-believer Bob says it’s a painting. Then why does it render as a 3D image, unlike every painting ever? Non-believer Bob says it’s a medieval forgery? Then why does radiocarbon dating date it to the First Century? If a medieval dude could forge it, then why -- with all our modern technology -- can’t we come close? All the lasers now existing in the world, working together, couldn’t re-create the Shroud. Only the power of God! Not just that, the pollen and weave put it in uniquely in First Century Palestine. Non-believer Bob says ‘okay, but that could be anybody’s burial cloth’. Then what about the death certificate bearing Jesus’ name and execution orders discovered on Jesus’ face using microdensitometers? Non-believer Bob grows quiet and thoughtful. Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... https://teespring.com/catholic-nerds-podcast Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/ Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/scott-smith-3/catholic-nerds-podcast?refid=stpr Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/mfka3-80d47/Catholic-Nerds-Podcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/catholic-nerds/id1448729420 ListenNotes: https://lnns.co/o1J0IuOeyR_
01:11:30
August 01, 2020
Episode 14: Best Virus Pandemic Movies with Father Brent
Episode 14: Best Virus Pandemic Movies with Father Brent
The Catholic Nerds are going viral! Not to make light of such a dire subject as the current pandemic, the C-Nerds are reviewing our favorite virus pandemic, non-zombie movies. Not talking about zombies, as you will hear, is hard for us, though. We were also joined by the very amazing, Father Brent Maher of St. Anne’s in Morganza. Also, now introducing … Catholic Nerds Trivia!!! With fabulous prize awarded, intermittently and inconsistently, and also sufficiently over-branded. Though for some inextricable reason, we never talked about Stephen King’s The Stand and The Seventh Seal, the C-Nerds (pronounced “Capital C Nerds) performed death-defying deep dives into I Am Legend and its predecessors Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price and Omega Man with Charleston (Charleton?) Heston; plus Contagion and all its weird, uncanny premonitions into the corona-virus pandemic; 12 Monkeys and The Andromeda Strain; and, regrettably, Sharknado. We investigated all the origins of these fictional viruses, like Maze Runner’s Flare, I Am Legend’s Krippin virus, and 28 Days Later’s Rage virus. We also checked in with Father Brent - “Padre” - about parish and priest life in the midst of the pandemic, plus the Divine Mercy Novena and upcoming Novena to the Holy Spirit. We also asked Padre to digitally bless things and us. Cody and Mary, who just had a home birth during the pandemic (!!!), shared their new GoFundMe for women who lack the insurance coverage to have a home birth and are wary of going to the hospital right now: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-access-to-safe-births-during-covid-crisis Plus, Scott showed us his and his wife’s newly published Catholic Prayer Journal for Women: Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry available here: https://amzn.to/350hMdw And here’s the generically Christian version, too: https://amzn.to/352kJKz Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... https://teespring.com/catholic-nerds-podcast Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/ Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/scott-smith-3/catholic-nerds-podcast?refid=stpr Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/mfka3-80d47/Catholic-Nerds-Podcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/catholic-nerds/id1448729420 ListenNotes: https://lnns.co/o1J0IuOeyR_
01:12:20
April 24, 2020
Episode 13: Catholic Video Gaming with Erik Dumont
Episode 13: Catholic Video Gaming with Erik Dumont
The Catholic Nerds welcome special guest, Erik Dumont! Check out Erik’s YouTube channel “Press C to Start” (full link below) where he reviews video games from a Catholic perspective, as well as game play. Follow him on Twitter @RPGCatholic. Erik is basically the Stephen Graydanus of video games :) Grab your controller! It’s time for the Catholic theology of video games … The Catholic Nerds rank, more or less, the greatest video games of all time. Also … the theology of The Legend of Zelda. Did you know the Book of Magic was originally called the Bible by Nintendo? And more! Also, the BEST Catholic reference in video games ever … Plus, deep dives into Resident Evil movies and video games; Red vs. Blue, the Halo series; Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy soundtrack; The Mandalorian & Baby Yoda’s extreme cuteness; plus Nintendo, Mario RPG, the zombie fungus apocalypse of The Last of Us, and Wolverine’s Catholic moment … which might be a bit of foreshadowing in the Catholic Nerds universe ;) Also … best news! Olivia Rene Dumont, Erik’s daughter, is doing great! Check out Erik’s game reviews, including an upcoming review of the Stardew Valley game … avoid that witch with the dark shrines! Here’s Erik’s YouTube channel “Press C to Start”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvtV7MfVyrLqjREdiTe5KKw I promised a link to the official Zelda timeline, which I think is this one: https://www.zelda.com/about/. Also, this one is a bit more visual, too: https://zelda.gamepedia.com/Zelda_Timeline. Here’s the awesome Avengers: Endgame portal continuation video … watch it NOW: https://youtu.be/N3uh0xlSuKY Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... https://teespring.com/catholic-nerds-podcast Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/ Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/scott-smith-3/catholic-nerds-podcast?refid=stpr Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/mfka3-80d47/Catholic-Nerds-Podcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/catholic-nerds/id1448729420 ListenNotes: https://lnns.co/o1J0IuOeyR_
01:16:51
April 07, 2020
Episode 12B, Part Duet: "The One That Took Forever to Upload"
Episode 12B, Part Duet: "The One That Took Forever to Upload"
The exciting, don't-wanna-miss conclusion to Episode 12! And yes ... the episode title is a "Friends" reference for all the Catholic Nerds "Super Friends" out there. So many special guests on this episode! The Catholic Nerds welcome Doug Johnson back to the show, as well as Heather Gardner, who answered the phone when Abby Johnson left Planned Parenthood. But that’s not all! Another guest joined in … ABBY JOHNSON, herself! Plus Abby’s mom and kids! The C-Nerds cover the summer movie blockbusters a “Stranger” array of topics including [SPOILER ALERT] Stranger Things and the epic Neverending Story Kajagoogoo Dustin-Suzie duet, more updates about the Unplanned movie from the Johnsons, the new Pope Benedict Netflix series (which does not involve Carey Elwes), The Boys Netflix series, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, Passion of the Christ, and maybe-maybe not Judas Maccabeus movie. Also, Abby recommends a Pro-Life Horror Novel as “legit scary … I don’t like reading this as night!” “It was good, it was so good … it was terrifying, but good.” The book? The Seventh Word, which just happens to be written by one of the Catholic Nerds, Scott. You can check it out here: https://amzn.to/2OhLnsj. Doug also mentioned another of Scott’s books: Lord of the Rings & the Eucharist, which you can check out here: https://amzn.to/2XLNrfa. And check out all of Scott’s books at Holy Water Books: https://www.holywaterbooks.com/
40:12
April 02, 2020
Episode 12: Abby Johnson, plus Doug and Heather
Episode 12: Abby Johnson, plus Doug and Heather
So many special guests on this episode! The Catholic Nerds welcome Doug Johnson back to the show, as well as Heather Gardner, who answered the phone when Abby Johnson left Planned Parenthood. But that’s not all! Another guest joined in … ABBY JOHNSON, herself! Plus Abby’s mom and kids! The C-Nerds cover the summer movie blockbusters a “Stranger” array of topics including [SPOILER ALERT] Stranger Things and the epic Neverending Story Kajagoogoo Dustin-Suzie duet, more updates about the Unplanned movie from the Johnsons, the new Pope Benedict Netflix series (which does not involve Carey Elwes), The Boys Netflix series, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, Passion of the Christ, and maybe-maybe not Judas Maccabeus movie. Also, Abby recommends a Pro-Life Horror Novel as “legit scary … I don’t like reading this as night!” “It was good, it was so good … it was terrifying, but good.” The book? The Seventh Word, which just happens to be written by one of the Catholic Nerds, Scott. You can check it out here: https://amzn.to/2OhLnsj. Doug also mentioned another of Scott’s books: Lord of the Rings & the Eucharist, which you can check out here: https://amzn.to/2XLNrfa. And check out all of Scott’s books at Holy Water Books: https://www.holywaterbooks.com/ Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... https://teespring.com/catholic-nerds-podcast Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/ Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/scott-smith-3/catholic-nerds-podcast?refid=stpr Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/mfka3-80d47/Catholic-Nerds-Podcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/catholic-nerds/id1448729420
48:46
November 26, 2019
Episode 11: The Real Presence, Part One (Reload)
Episode 11: The Real Presence, Part One (Reload)
[This episode was reloaded due to sound issues] The Catholic Nerds nerd out on the greatest thing in the world … Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. According to a recent Pew survey, only 26% of Catholics believe in the Real Presence. That’s really, really bad, so the Catholic world freaked out a bit recently. Here’s a recent National Catholic Register article about that: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/msgr-pope/what-should-we-do-about-the-loss-of-belief-in-the-real-presence So, here’s all the coolest stuff we know about the Real Presence. We start with Flannery O’Connor’s awesome quote on the Real Presence. Then, we go through the Bread of Life Sermon in John 6, as well as some great quotes from the Church Fathers, like St. Justin Martyr and St. Ignatius of Antioch. Here’s an article from my blog if you want the text of a lot of these quotes and deep dives into the Greek used in the Gospel: https://www.thescottsmithblog.com/2013/04/warning-you-may-turn-catholic-if-you.html Also, join us for Part Deux, when we’ll go through all the most amazing Eucharistic miracles, including a new one … captured on video! … where the host turns to heart tissue and actually starts beating!! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... https://teespring.com/catholic-nerds-podcast Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/ Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/scott-smith-3/catholic-nerds-podcast?refid=stpr Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/mfka3-80d47/Catholic-Nerds-Podcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/catholic-nerds/id1448729420
49:29
August 29, 2019
Episode 10: Avengers Endgame Nerdgame
Episode 10: Avengers Endgame Nerdgame
The Ultimate Avengers Endgame review, Easter egg breakdown, and Catholic nerd analysis … are you ready for it?  The Catholic Nerds cover the Snap-ter-math and “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, the Tony Stark slim-down, mutants and the “unprecedented energy surge” caused by Thanos using the Infinity Stones, Thanos’ retirement and the Garden of Eden, Thor axing Thanos and Josh Brolin’s head “brollin” on the floor, climate change and whales returning to Hudson Bay, Jim Starlin’s and other cameos, 1st openly gay character in MCU, the number of the beast and Earth Prime, Black Widow’s sacrifice and the Protoevangelium prophesy of the Virgin Birth, and that’s just the quarter of Endgame!! Oh yeah … and of course we’ll address the Captain America time-travel plot holes.   Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com  Here are all the articles referenced in the episode: What is the Protoevangelium?   Check out our sponsor, Holy Water Books, the publisher of Scott’s new book, Lord of the Rings and the Eucharist ... NOW ALSO AN AUDIOBOOK! 
01:20:57
August 02, 2019
Episode 9: The Rise of Nerdwalker
Episode 9: The Rise of Nerdwalker
The Force is strong with this episode! Super special Star Wars episode … Join the Catholic Nerds for a nerd out of galactic proportions. The Nerds have lots of Star Wars news to process: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, the new Star Wars trilogy by Game of Thrones’ Benioff and Weiss, the death of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewie, and pro-abortion J. J. Abrams contributing his “Lovecraft Country” profits to fight Georgia’s “Heartbeat” Law.  Is Chewbacca finally going to get his medal? How will Emperor Palpatine come back and is Matt Smith playing him? Will Benioff and Weiss give us the Game of Thrones Star Wars via the Knights of the Old Republic? Will Benioff and Weiss survive Season 8 of Game of Thrones? Are they any good without solid source material (or even with it? See Benioff’s butchering of X-Men Origins: Wolverine … ouch)? Also, how about the trailer for the Mandalorian series? With J. J. Abrams giving his profits to pro-abortion, where should Catholics invest their money? Check out our sponsor, Holy Water Books, the publisher of Scott’s new book, Lord of the Rings and the Eucharist! https://www.holywaterbooks.com/  Here are all the articles and links referenced in the episode: “1000 generations are with you” - How will the Jedi Communion of Saints help Rey? For more on Star Wars and the Communion of Saints, check out this article  The A New Hope Obi-Wan versus Darth Vader lightsaber battle re-imagined   Article: How to Invest like a Catholic?   Article: Top 5 Most Anti-Christian & Anti-Life Insurance and Financial Companies   Article: Christian, Pro-Life Coffee Alternatives to Starbucks  Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com
01:13:57
June 03, 2019
Episode 8: Avengers: Endgame Strikes Back, MCU Phase 2
Episode 8: Avengers: Endgame Strikes Back, MCU Phase 2
So many Marvel movies to nerd out about! The Catholic Nerds are preparing for the release of Avengers: Endgame by going over MCU Phase 2: Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Ant-Man (2015). Also, we include The Office in the MCU Phase 2 due to all the crazy connections. What do Pam, Dwight, Michael Scott, and Robert California have to do with Marvel? As usual, many, many pro-life connections, too. Happy Easter!  Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com
01:36:14
April 25, 2019
Episode 7: The Avengers Awaken (and Assemble), Avengers: Endgame Countdown
Episode 7: The Avengers Awaken (and Assemble), Avengers: Endgame Countdown
It’s Lent in Avengers world, because half of everybody just poofed into ASHES! Are you ready for Avengers: Endgame??? The Catholic Nerds are counting down to the release of the final installment of the Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet! Are you Catholic-worthy enough to wield Thor’s hammer? And by the way, did you know the myth of Thor was based on Jesus? Yes, that’s right. Jesus, not Captain America, was the original Avenger … or something like that. Here’s Scott’s full article on “Is Thor Jesus?”  Though we mostly try to forget the Hulk movies, the nerd-out covers all of Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU): Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and Marvel's The Avengers (2012). And yes, we give Red Skull, Elrond, and Agent Smith - the amazing Hugo Weaving - lots of nerd love.  Want to nerd out with us?  Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com
59:20
April 16, 2019
Episode 6: Unplanned Movie and Return of the Interview, Doug Johnson Interview
Episode 6: Unplanned Movie and Return of the Interview, Doug Johnson Interview
Unplanned! The Catholic Nerds have an epic, Fezzik-sized nerd out about the NEW pro-life movie Unplanned with Doug Johnson, or as he calls himself, Mr. Abby Johnson. Doug shares all the best behind-the-scenes details about Unplanned. There’s the R-rating. The cameos of Lila Rose and Mike Lindell, the MyPillow guy and clutch super-donor, AND former abortionist, Dr. Levatino, who was brought out of the abortion industry through Abby’s amazing organization, And Then There Were None (ATTWN).  How much more awesome Doug is than Abby’s first husband, who had a hive of bees living in his car??  AND you CANNOT miss the amazing Holy Spirit moment shared by Abby Johnson and Ashley Bratcher, who played Abby in Unplanned.  Oh, but there’s more! The Catholic Nerds and Doug follow an treasure map to 80’s gold. There is a Goonies, Sean Astin, Stranger Things, Lord of the Rings, Rudy nerd out, as well. Not to mention, there’s a CN-exclusive update to Doug’s ranking of the Marvel cinematic universe. The Star Lord, Chris Pratt, himself, makes several appearance, as well, as we all fellin’ in the pit of Parks and Recreation, Jurassic World, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Ah! So much more! … Treestars are found. Princess Bride meets Deadpool.  And Bacon. Bacon. Bacon! So good! Listen, comment, share, subscribe - all the things!  Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com AND check out Doug's blog: Doug on Tap, Babies, Beer, and Bacon AND on Facebook.
01:39:18
April 13, 2019
Episode 5: The Little Rascals Strike Back
Episode 5: The Little Rascals Strike Back
The Catholic Nerds interview Zac “still the cutest gif ever” Mabry, a Catholic convert and child actor best remembered as Porky from The Little Rascals. Mabry, who hosts the Roman Circus Podcast (see below), talks about the moment that changed his life forever … the moment he was bitten by a radioactive Catholic spider in the catacombs of the Vatican necropolis ... or something like that.  Beware the giant rolling boulder and the Nazis - I hate these guys - and journey with the Catholic Nerds beneath St. Peter’s to the lost tomb of St. Peter, the Scavi tour. The Catholic crusade continues as the Nerds visit Mexico City, the Aztec Temples of Doom, and the woman who doomed them, Our Lady of Guadalupe.  “Whatcha Reading?” includes The Fisherman’s Tomb, The Graveyard Book, The Walking Dead, Spe Salve, article stalking of Zac Mabry, The Papal Monarchy, The Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar, Scott Hahn’s Understanding Our Father, and other completely homogenous topics. Oh, and there was hushed talk of ... Masons! They did not survive the Nerds’ Last Crusade. They chose poorly.  Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com  Also, check out our guest’s podcast, The Roman Circus. You can also tweet them @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, and @zacmabry  Speaking of Indiana Jones-style exploits, here is part 1 of 4 articles on the Ark of the Covenant and how it is a foreshadowing of Mary and her Assumption into Heaven.
01:15:53
March 13, 2019
Episode 4: A New Soap?
Episode 4: A New Soap?
The Catholic Nerds nerded out on … cleanliness? The Earth’s mightiest nerds tackle a new spate of pseudo-religious semi-feminist books: listen to the Catholic critique of Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, Linda Kay Klein’s Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free, and Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  Face front, true believers! How should purity, chastity, masculinity and femininity, virtue and responsibility be taught to young people? And what about stuff? Why do we accumulate so much stuff - some Catholic Financial Advisor tips - and so little that actually means much? How do you tidy up the Catholic way? How do Catholic families limit the stuff, the crazy amounts of toys, to give them the gift of order? And how about Disney personifying and anthropomorphizing toys all the time?  Colby and Cody lament their Pokeman collections, while Scott laments Garbage Pail Kids, Pong, and 90s baseball cards. But our nerd-hearts will go on ...  Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Everything referenced in the episode: Here’s a great book for authentic Catholic manhood, The Catholic ManBook  Here’s Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, though it doesn’t carry the Catholic Nerds seal of approval For more financial advice from the Catholic Advisors   Here’s that millennial missionaries video on YouTube  For more on Catholic fatherhood and St. Joseph, check this article out How do parents determine their children’s faith? How important is the faith of the father?  Here’s that “Jack’s Back” Titanic 2 trailer that Colby mentioned  Scott’s other Super Nerd website, Nerdatron, and here’s that article on the best fan theories
01:13:45
February 23, 2019
Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
On-site reports have confirmed … a Catholic pro-life nerd-out happened here! A deep dive into Marvel’s Thanos and the economics of overpopulation spilled into the Covington Catholic non-controversy and the general awesomeness of March for Life. The Catholic Nerds also unpeeled the banana logic of the new New York infanticide statutes. In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight! Green Lantern: Blackest Night and Doctor Who enLIGHTened us with some pro-life quotes. The True Believers also covered the Rosary and Blessed Bartolo Longo’s Cathedral at Pompeii, plus Captain America’s “we don’t trade lives,” Just War, and Wakanda, not to mention the Philosophy of Villains!  Plus, here is how to further nerdify yourself with the C-Nerds: Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Articles referred to in episode: For more pro-life conversation tips, check out A Complete Pro-Life Conversation Guide for the Holidays  For more pro-life quotes, check out ALL the science citations for “life begins at conception” 
01:13:46
February 08, 2019
Episode 2: The Deathly Hallows
Episode 2: The Deathly Hallows
The Nerds take deep cuts into the Thanos myth arc and stumble into the Pieta hidden in the death of Captain Marvel. Doctor Aphra is also given the Catholic once-over, for better or worse. Also, are you ready for Father Donald Calloway's next book??  Plus, here is how to further nerdify yourself with the C-Nerds: Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... LINK Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic. Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com
49:51
January 13, 2019
Episode 1: The Podcast Menace
Episode 1: The Podcast Menace
The Catholic Nerds wrangle with the 12 Days of Christmas and generally have no idea how to pick a theme song. Catholic parenting and getting kids to sleep was definitely discussed, as well.  Check out our sister podcast: Catholic Nerds Gaming (Catholic DnD) and the ongoing saga of the Legend of the Radiant Lady! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/  Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... https://teespring.com/catholic-nerds-podcast  Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts  Here’s a great book for authentic Catholic manhood, The Catholic ManBook
01:31:15
January 03, 2019