Nerdificent

By HowStuffWorks

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In Nerdificent comedians, Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.

Episode Date
Episode 12: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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In episode 12, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They're joined by comedian and writer Erik Barnes to help break down the world of TMNT further. They talk about the beginnings of the comic, the complete history of the characters, how it became a television show, the current shows and movies, how the toys came to be, and much more!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jun 19, 2018
Episode 11: The Flash
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In episode 11, Dani and Ify deep dive in to DC Comic's 'The Flash.' They are joined by Sam Bashor, host of Only Stupid Answers podcast, to discuss the history of the character, the first time the character showed up and his story lines throughout the years, how it's possible that he is faster than Superman, the CW television show, the new reincarnation in the Justice League films, and more!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jun 12, 2018
Episode 10: Violence in Video Games
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In episode 10, Dani and Ify deep dive into the arguments for and against violence stemming from people playing video games.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Jun 05, 2018
Episode 9: Power Rangers
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In episode 9, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Power Rangers. They talk about the history of the show, how it came to be, the original power rangers, how far the show has. come, and much more! They're also joined by current Power Ranger Peter Adrian Sudarso to talk about his experiences working towards becoming a part of the cast and more! Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at <a href="https://twitter.com/PeterSAdrian"><strong>@</strong>PeterSAdrian</a>.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
May 29, 2018
Episode 8: Intro To Nintendo
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In episode 8, Dani and Ify deep dive into the world of Nintendo. They discuss the history of Nintendo from Japan and onward, the first games created for the console, the revitalization of the company, the Nintendo DS, their quality of life products, the Nintendo Switch, public relations, and much, much more. They're also joined by producer Michael Barryte to discuss his own experiences with Nintendo. Find him on Twitter at @belatedmedia.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
May 22, 2018
Episode 7: Table Top Games
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In episode 7, Dani and Ify discuss table top games. They break down the history, the first ever table top games, how the table top game came to be what it is today, how RPG's got started, why it's maintained it's popularity, their own favorite games, and much more! They are also joined by Emma Fyffe to discuss her own experiences with RPG's, table top games, &amp; more. Find Emma on Twitter and Instagram at @EmmaFyffe.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
May 15, 2018
Episode 6: Twitch
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In episode 6, Dani and Ify are joined by the chief executive of Hyper RPG Zac Eubanks to discuss Twitch, the live streaming video platform. They get in to the beginnings of video streaming, how the gaming category of video streaming sites grew, how it works, how to use the site, Hyper RPG's partnership with Twitch, how Ify built his following, and much, much more! Check out our footnotes on our website www.nerdificent.com to learn more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
May 08, 2018
Episode 5: Fan Films
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In episode 5, Ify and Dani break down the world of fan films. They discuss what a 'fan film' is, the history of how they came to be including the first one ever made, how it works when it comes to legal and copyright issues, the most popular fan films ever made, &amp; more! They're also joined by Robot Underdog's directing/writing/producing team Donnie &amp; Rita McMillin to discuss their own experiences making fan films. Check out our footnotes page on our website www.nerdificent.com to view links to their work.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
May 01, 2018
Bonus Episode: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Review *SPOILERS AHEAD*
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*****SPOILERS AHEAD******DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR SPOILERS*****YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED*****<br>In this bonus episode, Dani and Ify are joined by comedian Mark Ellis to review the new film 'Avengers: Infinity War.'<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 30, 2018
Episode 4: Marvel Cinematic Universe
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In episode 4, Dani and Ify plus special guest Hector Navarro break down the entire world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From Iron Man to the Incredible Hulk to Spider Man: Homecoming, the group takes no short cuts when it comes to exploring and explaining the entire universe timeline. Follow Hector on Twitter and Instagram at <a href="https://twitter.com/Hectorisfunny"><strong>@</strong>HectorIsFunny</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 24, 2018
Episode 3: eSports
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In episode 3, Dani and Ify get into the world of eSports. They talk about what it is exactly, the history of the competition, different tournaments players take part in, professional leagues, eSports scholarships from universities, eSports in the Olympics, how it's popularity rose, it's classification as a sport, the ethics of the game, performance enhancing drug use during competitions, how eSports influenced gaming, and so much more. They're also joined by host, internet and YouTube personality, and former Nerdist gaming editor Malik Forte to discuss all of the above and his own experience with eSports. Follow him at <a href="https://twitter.com/Malik4Play"><strong>@</strong>Malik4Play</a> on Twitter and Instagram.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 17, 2018
Episode 2: Cosplay
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In episode 2, Dani and Ify get in to the world of Cosplay. They talk about where the word comes from, the first cosplay ever at a fan convention, how it has grown over the years, how the costumes are assembled, professional cosplaying, the consent movement within Cosplay, Patreon, &amp; more. Plus they have professional cosplayer Stella Chuu on to discuss her own experiences with Cosplay and how she made a career out of it. Follow Stella on Twitter and Instagram at <a href="https://twitter.com/StellaChuuuuu"><strong>@</strong>StellaChuuuuu</a> and find her on Patreon!<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 10, 2018
Episode 1: Comic Conventions
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In the pilot episode, Dani and Ify explore the world of comic conventions. They discuss what a comic convention is, the history of comic conventions, the first recorded "official" comic book convention, the history of San Diego's Comic Con, the specialization of conventions, the change of vibe over the years, their own personal experiences with conventions, &amp; more!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 03, 2018
Bonus Episode: Virtual Reality
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In this bonus episode Ify &amp; Dani look into virtual reality and all the tech that comes with it. They discuss what virtual reality is, the history of how it came to be and how it became to be the VR that we know today, the first official attempt at it, when the term 'virtual reality' was coined, how porn has driven the VR industry, their own personal experiences with VR, &amp; more!<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Apr 03, 2018
Episode 0: Introducing Nerdificent
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In this introductory episode 0, Ify and Dani go over some of the topics they plan on speaking about such as Comic Conventions, Virtual Reality, anime, Twitch, Patreon, different types of tech, video games, comic books, and more. They then get into their origins of when and how they got into nerd culture and then discuss why it's important to them and why they've decided to do this podcast. Please be sure to subscribe to catch episode one dropping on Tuesday, April 3rd. Also follow Nerdificent on Twitter/Instagram at @Nerdificent and check out the website www.nerdificent.com.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Mar 27, 2018
Nerdificent: Trailer
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In Nerdificent, comedians Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Mar 27, 2018