A Little Nerd Music
The newest podcast devoted to all things nerdy. Just two college friends with a lot of opinions.
info_outline Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: The Crimes of Fandom 02/27/2018
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: The Crimes of Fandom We are delving into all the controversies surrounding the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel. Will we be seeing it when it is released in theaters? Tune into ALNM to find out!
info_outline May the Odds be Ever in Our Favor 02/20/2018
May the Odds be Ever in Our Favor We're discussing everything we know about the Winter Olympics being held in Pyeongchang! While Christina is a little more well-versed on the actual Olympic Games, all Kelly cares about is The Bachelor Winter Games. Make sure you check it out!
info_outline Born To Run 02/06/2018
Born To Run We're starting off 2018 with our first big movie of the year: Maze Runner: The Death Cure. We talk about everything we loved in the movie, the issues we had, and all the moments that made us weepy. The series ends on a high note, but we discuss if we still want more. And don't worry, we'll warn you before the spoilers start.
info_outline Little Werewolf Oven 10/15/2017
Little Werewolf Oven We're celebrating 50 episodes! We start with our predictions and hopes for the Teen Wolf series finale before it aired. After a little break, we share our favorite moments and discussions from episodes past. We started this podcast talking Teen Wolf, and it seems right to have a farewell episode. We share our favorite and least favorite moments, characters, episodes and ships and discuss the upcoming spin-off. We end with our Ultimate TW Ship Moments. We hope you'll stick around for the next 50 episodes!
info_outline Broadway Here I Come 09/23/2017
Broadway Here I Come Sorry this took so long to edit, but here is our brand new updated Broadway themed episode. We talk about about the musicals that get us feeling emotional, rocking out in our cars, and make us laugh every time we turn on that Original Broadway Cast album. Get your jazz hands ready and join us for this musical extravaganza!
info_outline Music of the Heart 08/25/2017
Music of the Heart This is our brand new music themed episode. We talk about some of the favorite songs (new and old) along with some of our unpopular music opinions. We also talk about our go to songs when we're sad, happy, or just feel like rocking out. We're so excited to finally be back in the groove of podcasting. Pun completely intended.
info_outline Once Upon A Ship Bracket 02/24/2017
Once Upon A Ship Bracket Episode 46 begins with the big reveal of the champion of the 2017 ALNM Ship Bracket. We then proceed to break down all our favorite things about the hit ABC show Once Upon A Time. As always, we remind you of the outlets where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Also, here is where you can donate to The Trevor Project: https://give.thetrevorproject.org/fundraise?fcid=625415
info_outline Today We Celebrate Our Independence Day! 01/16/2017
Today We Celebrate Our Independence Day! Episode 45 is the next of our hiatus episodes and our ode to Kelly's favorite movie genre: disaster movies. We talk all about our favorite disaster movies, disaster movie moments, action stars, and more! As always, we remind you of the outlets where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us.
info_outline 90's Throwback 11/04/2016
90's Throwback For episode 44, we're flashing back to the 90's! We talk about it all: our favorite music, television shows, celebrities, movies, and ridiculous trends. Listen to us debate the greatest questions of the last decade of the 20th century. Who was the ultimate 90's boy band? The ultimate 90's ship? The ultimate 90's MVP? As always, we remind you of the outlets where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us.
info_outline Episode Forty Something...Awesome...Wow 09/02/2016
Episode Forty Something...Awesome...Wow Now for episode 43! We discuss all things Hamilton. We try to figure what has made the musical such a cultural phenomenon, how important historical accuracy is, and what is the best song for carpool karaoke. We delve more into some of our favorite songs, characters, and actors. And we go on about our love for Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is now a two-time ALNM episode MVP! There are some administrative updates at the top of the episode you'll want to hear and we remind you how to contact us.
info_outline Comic Con Special 08/17/2016
Comic Con Special It's time for episode 42! We're delving into our first experience as Comic Con badge holders! We'll tell you all about what we did on the convention floor (the good, the bad, and the horrifying), how we became internet famous at the NerdHQ Teen Wolf panel, the amazing Omni, and our Star Trek: Beyond viewing experience. As always, we remind you of the outlets where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Stay tuned for episode 43, which will be all about Hamilton.
info_outline Justin Limberlegs 07/01/2016
Justin Limberlegs It's our forty-first episode! This is our first of the special edition episodes you'll hear popping up every so often. This one is completely dedication to Justin Timberlake. We start off talking about what it is that we think has made Mr. Timberlake so successful. We then delve into our favorite songs, memories, and SNL moments from both the NSYNC and solo eras. Our Ship Moments focus on the many bromances Justin has had that have lead to such brilliant entertainment. As always, we remind you of the outlets where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Stay tuned for episode forty-two!
info_outline You're On ALNM, Harry! 06/24/2016
You're On ALNM, Harry! We’re celebrating 40 episodes of A Little Nerd Music! In this episode, Christina has finally allowed Kelly to have a Harry Potter themed episode and it is clear that one host is more excited than the other. As we do with all tenth episodes, we share some of our favorite episode titles, discussions, and moments from the past ten episodes and laugh as we reminisce about our ridiculousness. Of course, we’re already promising an epic 50th Episode even if we don’t have any idea what that will entail just yet. After our trip down Memory Lane, we share our obsessions. While Kelly’s is Chad Johnson from The Bachelorette, Christina is still on a hating-LeBron-James streak after the Golden State Warriors’ devastating loss in the NBA finals. In our main discussion, Kelly gets excited to share her love of the Wizarding World with all you wonderful listeners as we talk about some of our favorite things (and least favorite things) from the books and movies that our generation has come to know and love. We also talk a bit about the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and what to expect coming up with our new movie trilogy for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Our usual Ship Moments turn into a discussion of nOTPs and OTPs in the Harry Potter universe and we crown our Episode MVP. Who else could it be other than Ms. Joanne Kathleen Rowling herself? As always, we remind you of the outlets where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Make sure you tune in next week for an all-new episode…the contents of which are a surprise to even your hosts!
info_outline The Oscars, But With Diversity 06/18/2016
The Oscars, But With Diversity It's our thirty-ninth episode! In this episode, we're returning to our love of the theatre and talking all about this weekend’s Tony Awards. First, we share our obsessions: while Kelly’s is trashy summer television, Christina’s is all about getting in superhero shape. In our main discussion, we get into the Tony Awards by first praising its host James Corden with his amazing opening numbers, his ability to entertain everybody, and of course, more karaoke than we ever expected. Of course, we can’t talk about the Tonys without talking about all the amazing performances this year and we go through each one, discussing what we liked or didn’t like and everything in between. Then there’s the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton. Taking home 11 awards that night, Hamilton was by far the star of the show and Lin-Manuel Miranda must be on Cloud 9 right about now. Speaking of the mastermind behind Hamilton, he’s also our Episode MVP along with host James Corden. We also talk about our mutual Ship Moment involving Mr. Aaron Tveit because we can’t talk about Broadway without giving him a shout out. As always, we remind you of the outlets where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Kelly gets excited about Episode 40 promising a full-length Harry Potter episode to celebrate another milestone episode and Christina begrudgingly agrees. And this is why we’re friends. Make sure you tune in for all the magic in store for the next episode!
info_outline I Hate Your CW Hair 06/10/2016
I Hate Your CW Hair It's our second installment in our new format and our thirty-eighth episode overall! In this episode, we're talking everything Greg Berlanti. First, we share our mutual obsession: Bay Area teams the Golden State Warriors and San Jose Sharks both in the finals for their respective sports. We discuss our thoughts on the finales for The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow and what Supergirl's move to the CW means for the Berlantiverse. Speaking of Berlanti, the creative mind of Mr. Greg Berlanti is awarded Episode MVP and Kelly strongly suggests a musical episode happen sometime soon. This would be about the time we share our Ship Moments, but we explain some new changes to our format instead. As always, we remind you of the outlets where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Tune in again soon for another new episode in our new format!
info_outline A Little Nerd Makeover 05/27/2016
A Little Nerd Makeover Welcome to a new and improved ALNM! In our thirty-seventh episode, we've not only overhauled our website, but we've done a complete overhaul of our episode format. Our new, shorter episodes will come at you more regularly and we look forward to hearing what you think! In this episode, we're all about the new movie Captain America: Civil War. We talk about all the things we loved and some of the things we didn't love. We discuss our thoughts on the new characters Blank Panther and Spiderman and also talk about some of the characters that really shined in the this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We talk about cast diversity and what we hope to see in the future before getting into our Ship Moments. While Christina's is, of course, Stucky, Kelly throws way back and crowns One Tree Hill's Nathan and Haley Scott her Ship Moment for this episode as she makes her way through the series again from the beginning. Christina also names Joe and Anthony Russo our Episode MVPs after yet another stellar installment of the Captain America franchise. As always, we remind you of the outlets where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Tune in again soon for another new episode in our new format!
info_outline You Sank My Battleship! 03/22/2016
You Sank My Battleship! In our thirty-sixth episode, we’re all about shipping and our second annual Ship Bracket! We start off with a little Fandom News, casting news, and letting everyone know that we #StandWithKesha at this difficult time in her career. In our main discussion, we talk about some of our favorite current ships, ships we hope will sail in the coming year, our favorite BrOTPs and so much more. Of course, our second annual shipping episode wouldn’t be complete without giving a little love to our favorite ship and the winner of this year’s A Little Nerd Music Ship Bracket. We remind all our shipping voters to love one another and keep the bashing to a minimum before Kelly finally relinquishes the reigns of the episode over to Christina to gush about the newest full length trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Christina touches on which hero is on which team and where we here at ALNM stand on the teams before we talk about everything else the trailer revealed: Black Panther, Ant-Man, Stucky love, and most importantly, the reveal of Tom Holland as the newest incarnation of Spiderman. Our episode MVPs are none other than the directors of the upcoming Captain America movie, The Russo Brothers and Christina shares why she loves them before we get into our Ship Moments with Stucky and Swanfire. As always, we remind all of you wonderful followers about the various platforms where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Tune in next time for the beginnings of the season finales for TV’s fall season!
info_outline Fandom Madness 03/09/2016
Fandom Madness In our thirty-fifth episode, we’re bringing you an extra special episode all about the Academy Awards (both real and Fandom edition)! We ignore Fandom News (check out Fandom Friday for all your updates) and jump right into how we felt the 88th Academy Awards went. Did Chris Rock make a great host? Did we agree with the winners? Listen to find out! We then go over all the winners for our annual Fandom Academy Awards. Wrapping things up we go over all the rules and muse over our predictions for the Ship Bracket before sharing with you some very exciting news concerning our plans this July. As always, we remind all of you amazing followers about the various platforms where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Tune in next time for our Ship Bracket Champions and updates on all things fandom!
info_outline The Fandom Awakens 12/23/2015
The Fandom Awakens SPOILER ALERT: We are holding nothing back in our discussion of The Force Awakens. If you haven’t seen it yet, do not listen to this episode until you have!! This is the quickest turnover time ever here at ALNM! In our thirty-fourth episode, we don’t care about anything else other than Star Wars: The Force Awakens! We skip Fandom News and go right into our obsessions with Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron. We talk about our love of the new cast: Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, and John Boyega and all their media tour glory. Finally, we get into our favorite things about the new movie: the characters, parts of the plot, the funny one-liners, everything we can think of. You can tell that we really hated this movie, right? After yet another spoiler warning, we talk about THAT spoiler and what it means to us, to the fandom, and to the franchise. We talk about the casting of a woman and two men of color as the faces of the new generation and what it means to the fandom world and we even touch on the newest casting news: Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. We congratulate our Episode MVPs: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and JJ Abrams for bringing it with the new movie and we share our favorite new ship: StormPilot Kelly also gives a little shout-out to her other favorite ship: Poe/BB-8 as the best new brOTP in the galaxy. Finally, we remind all you lovely listeners about the various platforms where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Have a safe and happy holiday season and we will return with new episodes in 2016!
info_outline Walk This Way 12/14/2015
Walk This Way Yes, we’re still alive! And this is our thirty-third episode! We start off with a little Fandom News and Kelly says goodbye to musical genius Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots. We congratulate Hunter Pence on his engagement, Nyle DiMarco on his America’s Next Top Model win, and have some personal congratulations, too. We share each of our favorite new shows of the fall and, as usual, share our current obsessions. Christina takes the floor to recap her first solo experience at CHOC Walk in the Park presented by Disneyland® Resort. We thank our friends at CHOC, Zach, Barb, and Lisa, for allowing us to be sponsors of the Walk and Kelly is upset to have missed it for the first time in five years. In our second discussion, we hash out some of our favorite Star Wars fan theories in anticipation of The Force Awakens hitting theatres this week. We discuss which ones we think will be true and which ones are just too ridiculous to be possible. In our tertiary discussion, Christina talks about the newly released Captain America: Civil War trailer and all the excitement she’s been bottling up since The Winter Soldier while Kelly just enjoys the show. Much to Christina’s excitement, we congratulate our Episode MVPs: Stucky. As always, we share our Ship Moments with Newtmas and Ichabbie and remind all you lovely listeners about the various platforms where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Make sure you check out Episode 34 where we’ll finally know everything about The Force Awakens!
info_outline Summer Lovin' Had Me A Blast 09/20/2015
Summer Lovin' Had Me A Blast Yes, we’re still alive! And we’re back for our thirty-second episode! We start off with a little Fandom News and an apology for taking an unexpected summer hiatus. We congratulate Tom Holland on winning the role of the new Spiderman and talk a little about Captain America: Civil War. As usual, we give you all the important fall premiere dates for September and we hope you all enjoy all your shows coming back for the new season. We recap our first experience at San Diego Comic-Con and look forward to going again next summer! As always, we share our obsessions with Hannibal, Bachelor in Paradise, and unreal and then we get into our favorite topic of discussion, Teen Wolf. We also chat about the end of Hannibal and all the great announcements made at Disney’s D23 convention last month. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the winners of the Fandom Emmys, we recap all of them for you here and we share our excitement over certain winners. Of course, we take some time out of our regularly scheduled programming to remind you that CHOC Walk is coming up and we would like all of you to support CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange County. As official media partners for the Walk, we hope you all will take some time to donate just a little bit or to participate in the Walk itself. It’s such a great cause that’s near and dear to our hearts. We congratulate our Episode MVPs: the Katie Cassidy fans. We love how much you all love Katie Cassidy and you all are so sweet! As always, we share our Ship Moments with Sciles and Hannigram and remind all you lovely listeners about the various platforms where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Make sure you check out Episode 33 where we’ll talk all about CHOC Walk!
info_outline Live In Living Color 07/07/2015
Live In Living Color Our thirty-first episode is dedicated to all things television! First we start with some Fandom News and gush over Eddie Redmayne becoming a part of the Harry Potter universe. We discuss the introduction of Caitlyn Jenner and how she changes the world’s view on transgender people. We recap the latest season finales of Supernatural, Arrow, The Flash, and Grimm and gush about our latest obsessions: Reign and Marvel Future Fight. We are so excited to have an episode dedicated to television and quickly get into our Main Discussion, starting with the most important thing: our TV crushes and character crushes. We talk about some of our favorite shows, ones that were cancelled before their time, and what we never thought we’d enjoy. Our Episode MVPs this time around are our brave puppies Suzie and Bobbi Brown for being the strong females that they are! Finally we share our Ship Moments and remind you of all the various outlets where you can follow us, like us, and contact us. We remind you all that Comic-Con is nigh and so is Teen Wolf! Be sure to join us for our 32nd episode all about the newest season of Teen Wolf!
info_outline Help Me, ALNM! You're My Only Hope! 06/13/2015
Help Me, ALNM! You're My Only Hope! It’s our thirtieth episode and we’re welcoming our first ever guest host! Everyone say hi to Ryan! We start off by talking about our favorite podcast episodes and moments before delving into Fandom News. We congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their little bundle of joy and Steph Curry for having his awesomeness confirmed. We touch on the latest in casting news, movie developments, and what's going on in the world of television. We recap several season finales, including Once Upon A Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, and The Vampire Diaries. After a quick fangirling (and fanboying) session over our latest obsessions, we delve into our main discussion: STAR WARS. Kelly and Ryan tell us all about their experiences at Star Wars Celebration. We all talk about the role Star Wars has played in our lives in addition to our favorites. Spoiler alert: we all love Harrison Ford. Then there's some analysis of the future of the franchise, the Expanded Universe, and our favorite spoofs. Congratulations to our Star Wars MVPS: George Lucas and John Williams! As always, we share our Ship Moments and we remind you of the various channels where you can listen to us, like us, email us, and follow us and where to get all the latest news. Be sure to tune in for our 31st episode about all things television!
info_outline We Were On A Break 05/07/2015
We Were On A Break It’s our twenty-ninth episode and we’re back from our hiatus! We start off by congratulating Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed on their marriage. We discuss even more Spiderman casting rumors and are excited for our first glimpse of X-Men: Apocalypse that were released. Christina is excited to talk about Cecily Strong absolutely nailing her speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner and Kelly discusses the repercussions of Elena taking The Cure on the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries. How could we not discuss that death on Grey’s Anatomy that will change the series as we know it? And, of course, we talk about the ABC News interview with Bruce Jenner and his transition. We share our obsessions with The Late Late Show with James Corden and the newest album from The Maine, American Candy. In our first discussion we rehash The Avengers: Age of Ultron. While Kelly tries to figure out what the heck happened in the film, Christina actually critiques it and we discuss the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the performances of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen. We talk about who to expect as the new Avengers and we gush over the awesome trailers before the film, too. In our secondary discussion, we finally reveal the winners of the first ever ALNM Ship Bracket! Thank you all for your participation and the love you showed for your fandoms. We also let you know that some of the messages we got about the bracket were less than friendly and we will not tolerate bashing on our website. Let’s all be kind to one another and support our mutual love of shipping! As always, we share our Ship Moments and this time, they’re all within shows from the ABC network. Congratulations to our Episode MVPs Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen for being able to hold their own alongside The Avengers! We remind you of the various channels where you can listen to us, like us, email us, and follow us and where to get all the latest news. Be sure to tune in for our very special 30th episode all about Star Wars!! And we have a little something up our sleeve for this episode: an ALNM first! Be sure to check it out!
info_outline Shape Up or Ship Out 04/12/2015
Shape Up or Ship Out In our twenty-eighth episode, we send our condolences to the family of Lon Simmons and finally talk about the exit of Zayn Malik from One Direction. Kelly is sad to congratulate Robert Pattinson on his engagement, but....onto Fandom News! We talk about Nina Dobrev’s exit from The Vampire Diaries at the end of this season and talk about the latest episode of The Flash. We share our obsessions with Black Sails and Younger before moving into our main discussion about shipping. We talk about our first experiences with shipping and then can’t seem to control ourselves while talking about all our favorite ships. We delve into some of the most popular ships in certain fandoms and then talk about our newest ships and, of course, ships that need to sink already. We talk about some of the ups and downs of shipping and the phenomenon of slash before getting to those in the shipping world who support (or don’t support) shipping; those who do are also our Episode MVPs! In lieu of Ship Moments, we share our Ultimate Ship Moments of All Time. Christina announces out first ever Shipping racket for the month of April and we encourage you all to vote for your favorites! Kelly announces a short hiatus on recording for personal reasons and promises that we will be back with new episodes in mid-May. We remind you all of the various outlets on which you can follow us, like us, email us, and read all the latest news. Please be sure to participate in the Shipping Bracket and we’ll be back before you know it!