The Best Damn Nerd Show
By The Best Damn Nerd Show
The Best Damn Nerd Show is your weekly interval for the best and worst in nerd culture. We are a podcast covering nostalgia, movies, TV, video games, comics, board games, and more.
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October 6, 2021
EPISODE 69 - NICE
The Nerds discuss Thor bringing the party and the douche chills in What If?, Star Wars Visions, and Davis helps kick off Spooky Season by hyping up Muppets Haunted Mansion, and Escape The Undertaker!
September 27, 2021
EPISODE 68 - RIP NORM
The Nerds pay tribute to the late Norm MacDonald, discuss the Director of Dune's comments on the MCU, react to the trailer for Hawkeye, and more!
September 20, 2021
EPISODE 67 - HAIKU, HIGHER INFLATION
The Nerds discuss KOTOR getting a remake, Shang Chi's box office performance, the latest episode of Marvel's What If?, The Matrix Resurrections, and invite you all to compose some BDNS haiku!
September 13, 2021
EPISODE 66 - FAUX VALENTINE AND THE TEN BRACELETS
The Nerds discuss the backlash over Daniella Pineda and Netflix attacking Cowboy Bebop fans, the latest episode of Marvel's What If? and Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings!
September 6, 2021
EPISODE 65 - NO WAY HOME, WHAT IF? & THE WITCHER
The Nerds discuss the first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, the latest episode of Disney+'s What If?, the animated Witcher spinoff: Nightmare Of The Wolf, and more!
August 30, 2021
EPISODE 64 - GHOST OF THE MCU
The Nerds discuss the MCU deciding to revisit an old mistake in Shang Chi, if they are hyped for The Eternals, what they thought of the latest episode of What If?, a new He-Man show, and more!
August 24, 2021
EPISODE 63 - WHAT IF?
The Nerds discuss the first episode of the MCU's animated series "What If?", Scarjo suing Disney, Taika Waititi wanting to do a Star Wars movie, rumors about a new Batman show and more!
August 16, 2021
EPISODE 62 - THE SUICIDE CRUISE
The Nerds discuss what they thought of The Suicide Squad, and Jungle Cruise, react to the Y The Last Man trailer, Stranger Things Season 4 teaser and more!
August 10, 2021
EPISODE 61 - BDNS: REVELATION
The Nerds are back from their vacation with a brand new episode! This week they discuss Comic-Con exclusives, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, and all the nerdy board games they played together!
August 2, 2021
EPISODE 60 - BEST OF THE BDNS VOL. 1
The Nerds are off on an adventure this week so please enjoy this best of the BDNS volume 1! Relive some of their best moments from the past year including their greatest fights, bracket battle surprises, and even special previously unreleased audio!
July 26, 2021
EPISODE 59 - THANK HEAVEN
The Nerds are back to review the season finale of Loki, they go back to the movies and discuss Scarjo's MCU sendoff in Black Widow, Deadpool making his MCU debut and more!
July 19, 2021
EPISODE 58 - JOURNEY INTO MISERY
The Nerds discuss the latest episode of Loki, The Tomorrow War, Mavel & DC pulling out of Comic-Con and more!
July 12, 2021
EPISODE 57 - PREQUELS & OTHER BAD IDEAS
The Nerds discuss the Supernatural prequel causing a rift between Jensen Ackles & Jared Padaleck, The Sopranos upcoming prequel film The Many Saints of Newark, live action Netflix adaptations of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cowboy Bebop and more!
July 5, 2021
EPISODE 56 - NO ENCHANTMENT FOR OLD MEN
The Nerds discuss the latest episode of Loki, George R.R. Martin's latest comments about Game Of Thrones, Harrison Ford getting injured on set, Stephen Amell being forced off an airplane and more!
June 28, 2021
EPISODE 55 - MASTERS OF THE NERDOSPHERE
The Nerds are discuss the 2nd episode of Loki, how Kevin Smith has revealed himself to be a liar, and why that is bad news for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, thoughts on E3 and more!
June 21, 2021
EPISODE 54 - NERDS OF MISCHIEF
The Nerds discuss the debut episode of the latest MCU series: Loki, what is already wrong with Amazon's Lord Of The Rings series, why we should be excited for Y The Last Man, the latest rumblings within the DCEU and more!
June 14, 2021
EPISODE 53 - ARMY OF THE DEAD
The Nerds review the latest from the Snyderverse! Ok, not the one you're probably thinking of, but it's the latest Zack Snyder zombie film that sends Dave Bautista and company on an undead heist of Las Vegas!
June 7, 2021
EPISODE 52 - TO THE MOON
The Nerds diversify their portfolio with crypto and NFTs! They also discuss J.J. Abrams Star Wars admission, and play another installment of “Nerdgasm or Nogasm”!
May 31, 2021
EPISODE 51 - MAX PAYNE UNRATED
The Nerds bring back Movie Night with a ghoulish little twist! First up on the review block is the 2008 adaptation of the hit and critically acclaimed video game, Max Payne! Did the movie live up to the source material or was it just a Valkyr induced noir fever dream?
May 24, 2021
EPISODE 50 - FATALITY, INVINCIBILITY, & THE HIDDEN TEMPLE
The Nerds bring to a close the Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter Bracket Battle, create their own Invincible characters, discuss the Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot, and more!
May 17, 2021
EPISODE 49 - EMILY IS INVINCIBLE
The Nerds do a postmortem on the Emily is Away < 3 streams, the final round for the Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter bracket battle, review the first episode of The Bad Batch & the world of Robert Kirkman/Amazon’s Invincible!
May 10, 2021
EPISODE 48 - MORTAL KOMBAT KRITICALITY
The Nerds review 2021's Mortal Kombat movie. Was it a total fatality or a flawless victory? Also on the show Round 3 of the Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter Bracket Battle came to a close, and they do a post mortem on part one of James' Emily is Away < 3 stream!
May 4, 2021
EPISODE 47 - PRELUDE TO KOMBAT
The Nerds discuss more Mortal Kombat ahead of it's release on HBO Max, and how writer Greg Russo is already distancing himself from the finished product. Also on the show: round 2 of the Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter Bracket Battle, a Quan Chi HBO Max series?, Zack Snyder in the MCU and more!
April 26, 2021
EPISODE 46 - FRISKY DINGO
The nerds get nostalgic for one of the best gems in the history of Adult Swim: Frisky Dingo! Also on this episode they conclude Round 1 of the Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter bracket battle, and discuss the sure fire 2021 game of the year, "Emily Is Away
April 19, 2021
EPISODE 45 - GODZILLA VS KONG
The Nerds go back to the movies (some more literally than others) to discuss the cinematic colossal clash that was Godzilla vs Kong! The Illuminerdy also unveiled the Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter brackets, and more!
April 12, 2021
EPISODE 44 - RESTORE THE SNYDERVERSE?
The nerds are back to discuss more about Zack Snyder's Justice League, and what the hopes are for the #RestoreTheSnyderVerse movement. Also on the program more plans for the Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter bracket, nostalgia abounding over The Last Blockbuster and more!
April 5, 2021
EPISODE 43 - STREAM WARS: DCEU VS. MCU
The Nerds discuss the history that Zack Snyder's Justice League made, the new movements to "Restore the Snyderverse", and "Release the Ayer Cut", as well as on the MCU side of things the latest on the fate of Black Widow, and their take on the first two episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier! All that and more!
March 29, 2021
EPISODE 42 - THE SNYDER CUT
The Nerds got out their popcorn, and had an old fashioned movie night! They discuss "Zack Snyder's Justice League" AKA "The Snyder Cut"! What did they like or dislike about the finished product, and what drama still manages to surround the project? We get out all our thoughts, and in less than 4 hours!
March 22, 2021
EPISODE 41 - ADULT SWIMMING
Get the kids out of the pool because it's time to talk Adult Swim! From it's origins via Space Ghost Coast to Coast to now the Rick and Morty phenomenon the Nerds dive into many of their favorites from Cartoon Network's iconic programming block.
March 15, 2021
EPISODE 40 - Valheim, Vision, & Vaccination
The Nerds discuss Jon's exploits in the survival game Valheim, the finale of WandaVision in Nerdgasm or Nogasm, the CDC having a zombie survival plan, and more!
March 8, 2021
EPISODE 39 - MORTAL KOMBAT VS STREET FIGHTER
The Nerds discuss two of the most iconic fighting games of all time: Mortal Kombat & Street Fighter! Inspired by the trailer for the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie they break down some of their favorite things about both game franchises, characters, moments, the movies and more!
March 1, 2021
EPISODE 38 - GAMES & HALL OF FAMES
The Nerds discuss restoring classic video games, the new Mortal Kombat movie trailer, a video game hall of fame that was news to us, and more!
February 22, 2021
EPISODE 37 - PODCAST TYCOON
The nerds wrap up the latest Bracket Battle: Sports vs. Esports, and then escape to their 2nd, and 3rd lives and explore the world of simulation games! From The Sims, SimCity, of course Roller Coaster Tycoon and more!(edited)
February 15, 2021
EPISODE 36 - HEART OF THE CARDS
The Nerds discuss a topic near and dear to their hearts: Customizable Card Games! From Magic: The Gathering, to Legend of The Five Rings, Star Wars, and more, the nerds deal you hand of nostalgia and hilarity with a look back at some of the best card games in history, and share their own moments of triumph/heartbreak from their playing days.
February 8, 2021
EPISODE 35 - GAMESTONK
The Nerds make history by for the very first time nerding out over what's going on with...the stock market?! Marc debuts a fiendishly delicious new game, and the Bracket Battle: Sports vs. esports continues on!
February 2, 2021
EPISODE 34 - BDNSVISION
The nerds reveal the results of the first round of their Sports vs. Competitive Gaming Bracket, check in on WandaVision after three episodes of the latest from Marvel Studios, and rapid fire review news about a possible Batman The Animated Series revival, the Mortal Kombat movie reboot, Resident Evil Village, and all of the official sources revealing that aliens currently walk among us in Nerdgasm or Nogasm!
January 25, 2021
EPISODE 33 - FAILURES TO LAUNCH
The Nerds discuss Transformers: War For Cybertron: Earthrise, cannibalism breaking out among the Hollywood elite, a BDNS bracket competition, and in honor of Cyberpunk 2077 they discuss other similar launch fails, and much more!
January 18, 2021
EPISODE 32 - WW84
The Nerds are back in 2021, but go retro to the 80's while they talk about Wonder Woman 1984! Was it a smart move to release on HBO Max, was it a worthy follow up to the 2017 film, what did the nerds think of it, can Chris Pine rock a fanny pack? The nerds lasso up the truth to those answers and more!
January 11, 2021
EPISODE 31 - JOCKS VS. NERDS
The Nerds kick off your 2021 interval with two classic warring factions: Jocks, and Nerds. Should competitive gaming be considered a sport, can sports be nerdy, what are the best sports video games, what does playing Fantasy Football say about you, are Baseball players too fat to be considered athletes?! All this and much more! Play ball!...or something
January 4, 2021
EPISODE 30 - THE 2020 NERDYS
It's time for the greatest and only awards show that matters: The Nerdys! Who will take home the coveted prizes as judgements for the best and worst of 2020 are handed down?! Put on your suit & tie, wear your best dress, pop that champagne, and ring in the New Year in style, Nerdosphere!
December 28, 2020
EPISODE 29 - CHRISTMAS WITH THE BDNS
It's the most wonderful and nerdy time of the year! The Nerds are here full of Christmas cheer to celebrate the holiday season! They discuss their favorite Christmas movies, music, debate if Die Hard is a Christmas movie, reveal their secret Santa gifts, and oh yeah something happened on The Mandalorian! Merry Christmas, & season's greetings, Nerdosphere!
December 21, 2020
EPISODE 28 - SUPERSIZE YOUR NERDGASM
The Nerds are back and to try and discuss all of the recent revelations/news with a giant sized edition of Nerdgasm, or Nogasm! Hayden returning as Darth Vader, The Mandalorian spinoffs, Mass Effect making a return, Spider-Man's past, present, & future, all those stories and many more were discussed! But wait, there's more! It was also time to talk about the Toy Hall of Fame class of 2020, and take a look at the Davis' intimate experience playing Cyberpunk 2077!
December 14, 2020
EPISODE 27 - COVID, CONSOLES, & MONOLITHS
The Nerds kick off the final month of 2020 and introduce what will become the next BDNS Bracket: the greatest consoles of all time! Be sure to jump on discord to help shape the tournament. They also play Nerdgasm or Nogasm where they take on the monolith phenomenon, HBO Max, Solid Snake being cast, the latest big spoiler from The Mandalorian, and much more!
December 7, 2020
EPISODE 26 - THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS
Happy belated Thanksgiving, Nerdosphere! We hope you saved room for some leftovers because the nerds are gonna fill your plate by discussing their latest nerdy exploits, give their take on season 2 of The Mandalorian, play Nerdgasm or Nogasm, and even rank their favorite Thanksgiving dishes! Pile it all on, and say it loud & proud!
November 30, 2020
EPISODE 25 - FPS PERSPECTIVES
The Nerds discuss their favorites from the First Person Shooter genre with a heavy emphasis on the multiplayer classics that gave us so many great memories! Goldeneye, Halo, Wolfenstein, Doom and many more are revisited!
November 23, 2020
EPISODE 24 - WOW: PAST & PRESENT
The Nerds discuss the alpha and omega of the MMORPG genre and enter the World Of Warcraft! They discuss their entry into the game, favorite old stories, why James sucks at it, guild drama and moments of glory as they prepare for WoW's next expansion: Shadowlands!
November 16, 2020
EPISODE 23 - YOU'RE THE MANDO NOW DOG
The Nerds get back to business after Spooky Season 2020 as they take on the major Nerdosphere news stories in "Nerdgasm or Nogasm", give takes hotter than the twin suns of Tatooine on The Mandalorian's Season 2 debut, pay tribute to Sean Connery, and more!
November 9, 2020
EPISODE 22 - HALLOWEEN 2020
Happy Halloween, Nerdosphere! The Nerds celebrate and relive some of their favorite Halloween memories, face their fears, and crown the inaugural Horror October Madness champion, and share a few tricks and treats along the way. Listener beware, you're in for a scare!
November 1, 2020
EPISODE 21 - I WANT TO PLAY A GAME
The Nerds continue the October spooktaculars by discussing when horror meets gaming! From Resident Evil to Until Dawn in video games, and also what terrors may come via the tabletop, this week when you play a game your very life may depend on it!
October 26, 2020
EPISODE 20 - HORROR-BLE TV
The Nerds discuss their favorite scares, spooks, and thrills that came via the small screen! From The Twilight Zone, and The X-Files to Stranger Things, and Haunting of Hill House; plus the Horror October Madness Tournament rolls on! October on The BDNS continues to be spine tingling! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a proud part of the @tenomedia network! Please check out our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia
October 12, 2020
EPISODE 19 - THE REAL LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
The Nerds delve deep into the forbidden pages of the Necronomicon to discuss the works of H.P. Lovecraft, and the ever growing Cthulhu Mythos! From their favorite Lovecraft stories, the hits and misses of adaptations on screen/gaming, to it's lasting influence, and legacy on the world of horror and beyond! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a proud part of the @tenomedia podcast network! Please check out our patreon for early access and exclusive content! https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia
October 12, 2020
EPISODE 18 - OCTOBER HACK & SLASH
The nerds kick off the October spook season in style by cutting deep on the best all time slasher films! Halloween, Friday The 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream are just a small slice of what they get into!
October 5, 2020
EPISODE 17 - HEROQUEST RETURNS
On a very special BONUS edition the Nerds discuss one of the most influential boardgames of all time: HeroQuest! With the announced refresh of the game by Hasbro they leave no trap unsprung, and no wandering monster un-slain as they dice deep into what made the original game so memorable, and why a return is so momentous. Not only that, but joining them on the episode for an exclusive interview is HeroQuest creator, Stephen Baker. Stephen sheds light on the origins of the game, and his brand new exclusive questbook: “The Prophecy of Telor”! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a proud part of the @tenomedia network! Please check out our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia
September 28, 2020
EPISODE 16 - MANDALORIAN MELEE
The Nerds discuss, and go to war over: The Mandalorian! They discuss the “Baby Yoda” phenomenon, what exactly is a Mandalorian, their origins, on set rumors, what they loved, or hated about season 1, hopes for season 2, and more! We have spoken.
September 28, 2020
EPISODE 15 - BATMAN DAY 2020
The Nerds don their cape and cowl to celebrate Batman Day! From his most iconic comic stories, best portrayals on the big screen, sidekicks, and rogues gallery the Nerds take a look at one of the most popular and enduring super heroes of all time! Is this another Hallmark holiday marketing scheme, or a day worthy of remembrance? Tune in to find out Bat fans! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a proud part of the @tenomedia network. Please make sure and check out the patreon for exclusive content, early access and much more! https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia
September 20, 2020
EPISODE 14 - PLAYING WITH THE BOYS
Put on your capes and ready your darkest sense of humor because the Nerds are discussing THE BOYS! The hit super hero series from Amazon Prime Video as they reflect on what they loved in season 1, it’s comic book origins, what they have thought of season 2 thus far and more! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a proud part of the @tenomedia network! Please check out our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia for exclusive content, early access and much more!
September 14, 2020
EPISODE 13 - BILL AND TED FACE THE BDNS
The Nerds discuss a most excellent and iconic film duo: Bill and Ted! From their Excellent Adventure, Bogus Journey, and now in 2020 as they Face The Music they must now too face the BDNS! This is truly an episode that is most triumphant! Party on, Nerds! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a proud part of the @tenomedia network. Please do us a favor and check out our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia
September 7, 2020
EPISODE 12: FALL GUYS VS MARIO PARTY
The nerds dive head first into party games, sharing their opinions on the best and worst the video game genre has to offer. From Mario Party to Fall Guys, the nerds discuss their favorite and least favorite installations, minigames, and memories, as well as discuss the genre at large. Is Super Smash Bros. a party game? What about Mario Kart? Tune in to find out! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a proud part of the @tenomedia network! Please check out our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia
August 31, 2020
EPISODE 11 - TMNT vs. MMPR
The Nerds discuss and duke it out on behalf of two mega powered fandoms: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! Whether you still shout “Go Go Power Rangers!”, or “Turtle Power!” You are going to enjoy this high spirited topic! Get ready to grab your morpher, and a slice off pizza, Nerdosphere! The Best Damn Nerd Show is proud to be a part of the @tenomedia network! If you can, please check out our patreon and support for exclusive content and early access to all our shows! https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia
August 24, 2020
EPISODE 10 - MUPPET MANIA
The Nerds discuss The Muppets YAAAAY! Talking Kermit, Gonzo, Miss Piggy, Fozzy & the gang through all their A-List, fun and hilarious iterations and adaptations! Tune in Nerds, we got a Muppet Babies situation going on here! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a proud part of the @tenomedia network! If you want to say it loud and say it proud, please consider supporting via our patreon at https://www.pateron.com/tenomedia
August 17, 2020
EPISODE 9 - TRANSFORMERS: NERDS, ROLL OUT!
The Nerds react to the top nerd news of the week, but their main discussion point is everyone's favorite robots in disguise, The Transformers! From the G1 series, the toys, animated film to Beast Wars, the Bayformers, and now Netlix's War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege, this Transformers discussion has more topics than meets the eye. Nerds, transform & roll out!
August 10, 2020
EPISODE 8 - THE DCEU
The Nerds give their thoughts on all things DCEU! The ups, the downs, the successes & misses within DC Comics' cinematic universe, where they should go from here, and much more! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a proud part of the @tenomedia network! Please check out our patreon if you have the means to support! https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia
August 3, 2020
EPISODE 7 - SDCC AT HOME 2020
The nerds discuss San Diego Comic-Con going virtual! The news from around the Nerdosphere, the footage, the panels, the announcements, what worked, what didn't...and well even though it was different at least the BDNS made it fun! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a part of the @tenomedia network! If you have the means, please check out our patreon for exclusive and early access to our content! https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia
July 27, 2020
EPISODE 6 - SHADOWS OF BRIMSTONE
The nerds discuss one of their all time favorite table top board games, Shadows of Brimstone! From how their taste in boardgames led them to this tale of the weird west to their favorite expansions, characters and experiences within the world they leave no darkstone unturned! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a part of the @tenomedia network! If you choose to support, please do so at https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia !
July 27, 2020
EPISODE 5 - SNES VS SEGA GENESIS
The Nerds take a look back, and debate a classic console war: Super Nintendo vs Sega Genesis! From Link To The Past to Golden Axe, & Mortal Kombat to Street Fighter II: Turbo they battle it out for who truly reigned supreme in one of console gaming’s most revered and nostalgic eras. Who comes out on top? You decide, but it’s SNES… The Best Damn Nerd Show is a part of the ten/o Media Network! Please consider supporting at https://www.patreon.com/tenomedia ! & check everything out on www.ten-o.gg
July 20, 2020
EPISODE 4 - AVATAR: STATE OF THE UNION
No, not that blue alien movie! The Nerds discuss the landmark animated series/universe of “Avatar The Last Airbender”! Their favorite episodes, characters quotes, moments and more are discussed as well as the follow up series “The Legend Of Korra”, and much maligned live action film! The Best Damn Nerd Show is a part of the ten/o Media Network! Please check out our website on http://www.ten-o.gg for ways to support this show and many others!
July 20, 2020
EPISODE 3 - COMIC-CON RETROSPECTIVE
The Nerds discuss and reflect on the biggest event of every year: San Diego Comic-Con! From panels they have loved or hated, brushes with greatness, recurring jokes, exclusives, and more they take a look back on what the Super Bowl of the Nerdosphere has meant to them!
July 15, 2020
EPISODE 2 - THE X-MEN XTRAVAGANZA
The Nerds discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly from all things X-Men! They go in depth on which comic arcs stand the test of time, their favorite moments from the animated series, the highs and lows of the film franchises, tv and more!
July 15, 2020
EPISODE 1 - ANOTHER REBOOT
The Best Damn Nerd Show is back and better than ever! The Nerds are back to “say it loud & say it proud” as they reboot their landmark podcast to save the Nerdosphere from all the imitators. On this episode the Nerds discuss reboots in their many forms be it movies, TV, video games and more!
July 15, 2020
TRAILER - THE NEW ERA
The Best Damn Nerd Show is resurrected. Like a Phoenix from the ashes, and we aren't talking about that terrible X-Men movie, The Best Damn Nerd Show has returned to delight and set the Nerdosphere right again! The band has gotten back together to, once again, bring you "your weekly interval," so get ready to say it loud and say it proud, Nerds!
July 1, 2020