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Secret Nerd Podcast

Secret Nerd Podcast

By Secret Nerd Podcast
Conversations with friends, old and new, about why we love TTRPG's, and why we think everyone should play them. Hosted by a black nerd dad, focused on telling diverse stories with guests who are POC, LGBTQ+, women, and TTRPG creators who support that.

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Session Thirty-Three: Pursuing Dreams and 'Earth Eclipsed'
A discussion with voice actor Reginald West, one of the stars of The Lunar Company's "Earth Eclipsed" audio drama. We discuss growing up in Colorado as a black man, first inspirations for voice acting, and a love of lore.  Follow him on Twitter @VObyReggie Follow The Lunar Company  on Twitter @thelunar_co If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:16:10
January 17, 2022
Session Thirty-Two: Learn the Rules To Break the Rules
A discussion with TTRPG Twitter favorite, and game designer, Lex. We talk about them growing up in South Florida, how they started making custom D&D subclasses, and the many projects coming up. You can find Lex on Twitter @TitanomachyRPG  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:10:11
January 10, 2022
Session Thirty-One: Raising the Stakes
A discussion with resident Handler, and cast member of the Mayday Roleplay podcast, Sergio. We talk about running Delta Green for a show, how to develop a deep psychology in your PC's, and why classic foreign films are important.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:06:60
January 03, 2022
Session Thirty: One Black Halfling
A discussion with one of the Three Black Halflings, Jeremy Cobb. This has been an interview I have been dying to do for a long time, and it's finally here! We discuss how Jeremy came to be a nerd, what type of acting he prefers, and of course what TBH is, and will be in the future.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:08:13
December 27, 2021
Session Twenty-Nine: Comedy as an Adventure Module
A discussion with narrative writer and game designer, Geoffrey Golden. We talk about growing up in the early days of the internet, writing narrative for video games, and his new TTRPG module, Target Run.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you! https://www.dmsguild.com/product/372247/Target-Run
01:06:58
December 22, 2021
Session Twenty-Eight: Improving Over Time
A discussion with streamer and comic book artist, Kira Snow. We talk about their love of art from an early age, the importance of creative a safe space when streaming, and tips for those looking to having big name players in their game.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:19:30
December 20, 2021
Session Twenty-Seven: Geek Aficionado
A discussion with TTRPG enthusiast, cosplayer, and creator of Obsidian Brews, Bendy. We talk about the renaissance faire, their love of the horror genre, and why understanding your roots is important.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:14:39
December 13, 2021
Session Twenty-Six: Being Seen and Owning It
A discussion with Sea from the amazing stream and podcast Transplanar RPG. We discuss how art has influenced them over the years, the outlet that TTRPG's have created, and what it means to be a part of the community they helped create.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:12:18
December 06, 2021
The Parade Must Wait (A SNP One-Shot)
Our very first one-shot on the show! Check out this Pathfinder 2e actual play, set in the Mwangi Expanse with a homebrewed scenario. Our heroes are level ten, and looking for some rest and relaxation. But when a community member is in need of help, they respond to the call. This is an episode full of fun, adventure, and some dark moments.  Cast: Joe as KoKo the summoner of the Makers Misfits Podcast Jordan as Kathryn Foxx the bard of Blackness and Dragons Jazz as Barrett Sydney of the Gimme Da Loot Podcast Your friendly neighborhood Secret Nerd, Navaar, as the GM Content Warnings: Graphic descriptions of violence, death, grimdark scenarios, and adult language.  Pathfinde 2e and the Mwangi Expanse are properties of Paizo.
02:31:08
November 30, 2021
Session Twenty-Five: Twinning, Round Two
A discussion with Brandy Rose, a game designer, podcaster, and streamer. We talk about what it was like to be a nerd growing up in Europe, why creating spaces for marginalized folks is so important, and how they've evolved in the TTRPG space in a very short time.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you! *Unfortunately my audio on this episode was caught by the wrong mic again. You should still be able to enjoy it, but the audio should be fixed for next week's episode.
01:07:60
November 29, 2021
Session Twenty-Four: Rivers, Death, and Self Awareness
A discussion with Ella Watts, podcast and TTRPG enthusiast, and creator of Upriver, Downriver. We talk about both the traumas and good times that shaped her life, her passion for audio, and how she made a lovely game in the midst of the pandemic.  CONTENT WARNING: Brief discussions of child abuse.  Kickstarter for Upriver, Downriver here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gejwatts/up-river-down-river If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:03:01
November 22, 2021
Session Twenty-Three: Listening and Laughing
A discussion with Jeff Thompson from Blackness and Dragons, we talk about the intersection of improv comedy and psychology, the joy of playing games with our friends, and why it's important to support others success.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:06:11
November 15, 2021
Session Twenty-Two: Getting To Tell Our Own Stories
A discussion with Anthony from the Gimme Da Loot podcast. We talk about having a brother as an influence, what happens when you have to turn it on for a podcast, and whether representation is enough.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:06:55
November 08, 2021
Session Twenty-One: Bardic Inspiration and Diaspora
A discussion with TTRPG enthusiast and cast member up the upcoming stream 'Tales of Exandria', Anne. We talk about what it was like to group up in a country with a culture different than your own, why our friends are so important, and why there are plenty of great people in TTRPGs to root for.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:11:07
November 01, 2021
Session Twenty: Collecting All the Shiny's
A discussion with CEO of Magpie Games, Mark Diaz-Truman. We discuss being a game developer from New Mexico, how games can help us in our lives, and of course their newly developed game with a record breaking Kickstarter campaign: Avatar Legends.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:14:09
October 25, 2021
Session Nineteen: Bringing Friends Together Through Games
A discussion with actor and game master, London Carlisle. We discuss his many TTRPG projects, his love of 'Call of Cthulhu', and of course his time spent acting in the theatre.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:03:38
October 18, 2021
Session Eighteen: Make the Game You Want to Play
A discussion with Dan Prisco-Buxbaum, President of Paleo Gaming, and lead designer on their upcoming TTRPG  Omega Horizon. We talk about how he got into games (both in life and as a business), how his company works to be be inclusive in their design, and some of the new features and mechanics of their game.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
59:28
October 11, 2021
Session Seventeen: Face It Head On Through Roleplay
A discussion with Jean-Francois, a documentary film maker and TTRPG enthusiast. We talk about his work on stream playing the Witcher TRPG and Fate, what it was like to grow up in Montreal, and how TTRPG stories affect our real lives.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:12:24
October 04, 2021
Session Sixteen: You Are A Game Designer
A discussion with game designer, and creator Quinn Murphy. We talk about how he developed his knack for game design, why he actually likes D&D 4th edition, and what it was like to write his first Adventure Path for Pathfinder 2e.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:04:05
September 27, 2021
Session Fifteen: The Success of "Let's Just See What Happens"
A discussion with Connie Chang from Transplanar RPG. We talk about how they got into D&D, starting Transplanar and why it was so important, and the creation of their new game God Killer! If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:11:23
September 20, 2021
Session Fourteen: We're Just Being Honest
A discussion with the talented Zak, resident artist from Mayday Roleplay. We talk about how wild it is that they play in a horror podcast, how important art is, and how we can add representation in more ways than just the color of our skin.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:10:03
September 13, 2021
Session Thirteen: Softness Has No Gender
A discussion with the wonderful Allegra from Mayday Roleplay. We talk about the amazing work they do on the show, the benefits of found family, and how TTRPG's allow us to live new experiences.   If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:13:31
September 13, 2021
Session Twelve: Poetry and Chaos
A discussion with Zach, from the Maker's Misfits podcast. We get Zach's perspective on Sacramento, discuss the value of a wild one shot, and muse on why creating is so important.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:07:34
September 06, 2021
Session Eleven: Natural Born Storyteller
A discussion with the illustrious B. Dave Walters. We talk about the many projects he's involved in, how to be unabashedly yourself, how the environment effects the stories we tell, and much more! If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
59:57
August 30, 2021
Session Ten: Fear, Friends, and Colonialism
A discussion with integral member of Mayday Roleplay, Eli. We talk about audio post-production, creating a new world for her friends to play in, and the horrific fun of Delta Green.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:07:03
August 23, 2021
Session Nine: Jump In Head First
A discussion with cast member of Blackness & Dragons, DK. We talk about their love of cosplay, how they decided to start a new homebrew actual play, and how there is not enough time for all the games we need to play! If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:13:47
August 23, 2021
Session Eight: D&D PvP for the Belt
A discussion with Jazz from the 'Gimme Da Loot' podcast. We talk about what it was like growing up in Texas, about beacons of the black nerd community, and the campaign for the largest D&D tournament ever.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:01:36
August 16, 2021
Session Seven: Writing, Psychology, and the Jedi Way
A discussion with my friend Caylin, from one of my prior home games. We talk about being a child and playing these games with adults, how to explore identity in role-playing games, and how to properly use chaotic spells! If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:08:19
August 16, 2021
Session Six: We're Here, and We're Taking Up Space!
A discussion with the DM of the wonderful stream Blackness & Dragons, Jordan. We talk about being a black goth, how to find joy in being yourself, and how to "yes, and" for your players.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:06:46
August 09, 2021
Session Five: Big Friend Energy
A discussion with GM of the podcast Maker's Misfits, Joe. We discuss what it's like to grow up in Sacramento, having to attend catholic school, and how to convince your friends to create a podcast.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: @secretnerdpodcast Follow us on twitter: @SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
01:01:02
August 09, 2021
Session Four: Improv and Care
A discussion with our most experienced DM yet. We talk about negligent librarians, running games with improv, and how to go deeper than hack and slash.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: secretnerdpodcast Thank you!
59:55
August 02, 2021
Session Three: Clerics and Healing
A discussion with my friend Cree, about her experiences playing TTRPG's, her love of cosplay, and how sometimes these games can be healing.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: secretnerdpodcast Follow us on Twitter: SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
54:49
July 26, 2021
Session Two: Build the World Together
A discussion with a friend about the ups and downs of growing up in a small town, the challenges of being a new DM, and how to add something positive to the community. If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: secretnerdpodcast Follow us on Twitter: SecretNrdSocial Thank you! For the great resource that we discussed, visit: https://www.dnddisability.com/about-the-team
01:14:30
July 19, 2021
Session one: Character Creation
A discussion with my best friend, Miguel. We talk about how we became nerds, how we got into TTRPG's, and have a blast just reminiscing on our youth.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends.  You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/).  Follow us on Instagram: secretnerdpodcast Follow us on Twitter: SecretNrdSocial Thank you!
59:31
July 12, 2021
Session Zero
A brief introduction into what this podcast is about, and a call to all nerds and lovers of Table-Top RPG's to come enjoy the fun.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please help us grow by leaving a review, subscribing, and sharing with friends. You can contact us at secretnerdpodcast@gmail.com, as well as the many options in the Anchor app (anchor.fm/). Follow us on Instagram: secretnerdpodcast Thank you! Check out Discord with the Secret Nerd Society https://discord.gg/PQYGPuMU
06:44
July 10, 2021