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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 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
01:28:45
March 13, 2021
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.  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
01:13:54
December 19, 2020
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
01:16:11
November 13, 2020
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 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.
56:44
October 27, 2020
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 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_
12:31
October 13, 2020
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. 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
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
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
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 8, 2020
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 1, 2020
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
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 7, 2020
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 2, 2020
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)
[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
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 sponsor, Holy Water Books, the publisher of Scott’s new book, Lord of the Rings and the Eucharist! 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 What is the Protoevangelium? https://www.thescottsmithblog.com/2017/12/what-is-protoevangelium.html 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
01:20:57
August 2, 2019
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/ 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 “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: https://www.thescottsmithblog.com/2010/01/jedi-and-communion-of-saints.html The A New Hope Obi-Wan versus Darth Vader lightsaber battle re-imagined: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2SMng4u1k Article: How to Invest like a Catholic? https://www.catholicadvisors.org/blog/socially-responsible-investing-why Article: Top 5 Most Anti-Christian & Anti-Life Insurance and Financial Companies https://www.catholicadvisors.org/blog/top-5-most-anti-christian-anti-life-insurance-and-financial-companies Article: Christian, Pro-Life Coffee Alternatives to Starbucks: https://www.thescottsmithblog.com/2018/03/christian-pro-life-coffee-alternatives.html 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
01:13:57
June 3, 2019
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! 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 Want to nerd out with us? Join the Catholic Nerds group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/. Support our nerdery! Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic or Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com
01:36:14
April 25, 2019
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?” https://www.thescottsmithblog.com/2017/11/is-thor-myth-based-on-jesus.html 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? Join the Catholic Nerds group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/ Support our nerdery! Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts 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
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! 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 AND check out Doug's blog: Doug on Tap, Babies, Beer, and Bacon at http://www.dougontap.com/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dougontap/
01:39:18
April 13, 2019
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. 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 Also, check out our guest’s podcast, The Roman Circus: http://romancircuspod.podbean.com/ 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: https://www.thescottsmithblog.com/2017/03/proving-assumption-of-mary-part-one.html
01:15:53
March 13, 2019
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 ... 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 Here’s a great book for authentic Catholic manhood, The Catholic ManBook: https://amzn.to/2E5gh0O Here’s Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, though it doesn’t carry the Catholic Nerds seal of approval: https://amzn.to/2EsBDGI For more financial advice from the Catholic Advisors: https://www.catholicadvisors.org/ Here’s that millennial missionaries video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqFZVajMycI For more on Catholic fatherhood and St. Joseph, check this out: https://www.thescottsmithblog.com/2018/11/st-joseph-advent-lessons-on-catholic.html How do parents determine their children’s faith? How important is the faith of the father? https://www.thescottsmithblog.com/2016/12/fathers-determine-their-childrens-faith.html Here’s that “Jack’s Back” Titannic 2 trailer that Colby mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4quvCgiuBxs Scott’s other Super Nerd website is https://nerdatron.com/ and here’s that article on the best fan theories: https://nerdatron.com/2018/07/06/best-fan-theories-lord-of-the-rings-harry-potter-fantasy-and-sci-fi-movies/
01:13:45
February 23, 2019
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! Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts 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/ Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com For more pro-life conversation tips, check out: https://www.thescottsmithblog.com/2017/12/a-complete-pro-life-conversation-guide.html For more pro-life quotes, check out ALL the science citations for “life begins at conception”: https://www.thescottsmithblog.com/2018/09/life-begins-at-conception-all-science.html
01:13:46
February 8, 2019
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?? 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/
49:51
January 13, 2019
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. 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: https://amzn.to/2E5gh0O
01:31:15
January 3, 2019