Nerd Out Loud
Join us as we explore the idiosyncrasies and oddities of life and discuss the things that we nerd out about and you nerd out about, and everybody nerds out about.
info_outline #144: Christy, You're Fired 03/06/2017
#144: Christy, You're Fired 144 episodes in and this may be our biggest guest yet! Jeremy sits down with aspiring YouTuber, science lover, future WNBA star, greatest podcaster in her kindergarten class, and Jeremy's daughter, Elliot Phoenix. Elliot sits down to talk minecraft, youtube, and field some listener questions before turning the tables on her old man with some questions of her own.
info_outline #134: Pièce de #Resistance 02/09/2017
#134: Pièce de #Resistance Christy and Jeremy sit down for a roundtable with Jesse Dollemore (host of the podcast I Doubt it With Dollemore) to discuss our thoughts on the first month of Donald Trumps presidency and what that means for the groundswell of people getting involved with political discourse in new ways. Links discussed on the show: Find Jesse and subscribe to his show - https://dollemore.com Find ways to get involved locally - https://www.indivisibleguide.com Find your congressional district - http://congressional-district.insidegov.com
info_outline #142: Selling Virginity, West Wing Report, and Selfie Drones 01/16/2017
#142: Selling Virginity, West Wing Report, and Selfie Drones Jeremy and Christy are joined by Jeremy Henson from the Eureka podcast to discuss selling your virginity, Christy introduces her plan to watch the West Wing starting January 20th, Jeremy (Holmes) has some stories to make Matt Christy mad and we discuss boners in space. Links: - Join Christy's facebook group "Jed Bartlet is My President" - "It's My Decision: This woman is auctioning off her virginity to help her family" Via The Washington Post - "Haircuts With Bangs Might Be Coming Back in 2017" Via QG - "Keyshare Technologies debuts Kimon selfie drone" Via Venture Beat - "What Happens to Dicks in Space" Via Inverse
info_outline #141: Episode 141: ED Chat, The Cooler, and Just The Tip? 12/19/2016
#141: Episode 141: ED Chat, The Cooler, and Just The Tip? NOL guerrilla podcaster and long time friend Bobby Pape stops by for a special holiday edition of the podcast. Our very own tipping expert weighs on on how much (and how) to tip the sanitation engineer in your life, we try and help Bobby decide what to bring to his families yankee swap, and Christy goes before the court in her own episode of "Am I A Jerk?". Be sure to check out our sister show - Earbuds and Earworms This episode was originally posted on www.nerdoutloudpod.com
info_outline #140: Real News, Fake News, and a Giant Hotel 12/05/2016
#140: Real News, Fake News, and a Giant Hotel Jeremy and Jeremy take a moment to recap their Thanksgiving (things went off the rails for one of them) before jumping into their stories of the week which include a lot of fake news and a hotel bigger than Henson's hometown. We wrap it up with some toilet themed space news. Links of note: - One Family, Two Strategies for Political Healing - The Worlds Largest Hotel Is Coming And It Has 10,000 Rooms - CNN anchor debunks Fox report in which Donald Trump voter repeats fraud myth - Reports That CNN Showed Porn Instead Of Anthony Bourdain Were Based On A Single Twitter User - The Space Poop Challenge - So Here's An Interesting Thing About NASA and Penis Sleeve Sizes - Here's How Much Poop is on the Moon
info_outline #139: So, what now? Featuring Jesse Dollemore 11/14/2016
#139: So, what now? Featuring Jesse Dollemore This week we got the old band back together with a very special +1, friend of the show Jesse Dollemore stops by to look at the road ahead and talk about what we're going to do in light of the recent presidential election. Christy brings herself before the court as we talk safety pins in our "Am I A Jerk" segment, and then Jeremy covers what a Donald Trump presidency means for NASA and the space program. As discussed on the show: - You can find Jesse Dollemore on his podcast "I Doubt It With Dollemore", his YouTube channel, and of course tweet him @Dollemore - Sign the petition to eliminate the electoral college (via: MoveOn.org) - Questioning Safety Pin Solidarity Revealed Why I Can't Trust White People (by Ijeoma Oluo) - What will Donald Trump's space program look like? (Via Planetary Society) - Trump's Climate Contrarian: Myron Ebell Takes On The E.P.A. (via: New York Times)
info_outline #138: Shaking Off The Cobwebs, Making New Shows, and Parking Problems 11/07/2016
#138: Shaking Off The Cobwebs, Making New Shows, and Parking Problems Jeremy (Henson) and Jeremy (Holmes) sit down to talk about where we’ve been before jumping into our discussion about how 20% of straight men (reportedly) watch gay porn. We introduce a new podcast joining our podern family and then we try to strike it rich in another episode of NOL does Shark Tank. As discussed on the show: - Check out our new show Earbuds and Earworms - www.EandEpod.com- Over a fifth of straight men watch gay porn, study finds- RIP, Schiaparelli: European Mars Lander's Crash Site Seen By NASA Probe
info_outline #137: Taking a Knee, Burning Man, and Katrina's Korner 09/14/2016
#137: Taking a Knee, Burning Man, and Katrina's Korner We've got some follow-up from last week's show including an update on the protests making their way across the NFL, Jeremy buys Fresca, and a "Holmes (and wise) gets a home" update. Then we take some time batting the nerd-out-loud ball back and forth in our yet to be named round robin segment in which we discuss burning man, new iPhones, and Katrina's list. As discussed on the show: - 49ers owner donate's one million dollars to charity (Twitter)- Seahawks #AllLivesMatter protest is an act of political cowardice (The Root) - Revolution against "rich parasites" at utopian Burning Man Festival as "hooligans" attack luxury camp (The Telegraph) - Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest is right: blanket rah-rah patriotism means nothing (The Guardian)- Jeff Bezos announces Blue Origin’s first orbital rocket, the New Glenn (Techcrunch)
info_outline #136: Tossing Salad, La Croix vs. Fresca, and House Hunters 09/06/2016
#136: Tossing Salad, La Croix vs. Fresca, and House Hunters We jump right in with some listener feedback before discussing a format change to the show and test driving our new segment that Christy is calls "Tossing The Nerd Salad". Christy nerds out about: - House Hunters - Holmes Get Wise edition Jeremy nerds out about: - La Croix - Colin Kaepernick As discussed on the show: SpaceX's Explosion Reverberates Across Space, Satellite and Telecom Industries Philae Found! OSIRIS REx - Launches September 8th
info_outline #135: Crossed Boundaries, Buying Houses, and NOL Takes a Vision Quest 08/22/2016
#135: Crossed Boundaries, Buying Houses, and NOL Takes a Vision Quest In which we take some time to talk about what we've been up to during our extendo break, discuss some of the more interesting discoveries we've come across while looking for a house, Jeremy wants to take nerd out loud on a spiritual quest and we discuss the future of the show. As discussed on the show: Video of the toasts at our reception Little Red Bandwagon #HolmesGetsWise Reception Recap
info_outline #134 Special Episode, Pre-Marriage Counseling Edition 07/25/2016
#134 Special Episode, Pre-Marriage Counseling Edition While Jeremy tucks into a nice bowl of tortilla soup Christy and our guest Kevin pop a bottle and we go through our own special version of pre-marriage counseling.
info_outline #133: Christy is Addicted, WTF is a Zika, and the Notorious RBG 07/18/2016
#133: Christy is Addicted, WTF is a Zika, and the Notorious RBG We field some listener voicemails, find out how deep down the Pokemon Go shaped rabbit hole Christy really goes. Then dive right into an interview with our resident Scientist and bio-ethicist Kelly Folkers in which we discuss the Zika virus, the Rio Olympics, and what it all means for us. As discussed on the show: - You can find Kelly over on her Facebook page, and Twitter @kellyfolkers - "Congress lets abortion politics derail Zika fight"
info_outline #132: Dirty Talk or DC Talk?, Pokemon Go, and Rodents In The House 07/11/2016
#132: Dirty Talk or DC Talk?, Pokemon Go, and Rodents In The House We've got a whole "raft" of feedback (that's a thing right?) as listeners pitch in with their thoughts on our ongoing gun control conversation, the votes are in on last weeks "am I a jerk" and Jeremy checks in with an update from our Solar Systems largest gassy body. Up next we debut our new critically acclaimed segment "Is that from 50 shades of grey or contemporary Christian music lyrics" and then discuss "Pokemon Go", the app that got the indoor kids outdoors then Jeremy has a drone strike, and we want to know if allowing rodents in the house makes you a jerk. As discussed on the show: Homeschoolers Anonymous - "50 Shades of Grey or Contemporary Christian Music Lyrcis" Here's where all that "Pokemon Go" data came from
info_outline #131: Our Listeners are Armed, Jesus in the Streets (Not in the sheets), and Directing Juno 06/28/2016
#131: Our Listeners are Armed, Jesus in the Streets (Not in the sheets), and Directing Juno Christy shares a heartbreaking story from her recent trip to Safeco Field, we find out at least one of our listeners is armed, and discuss the most recent goings on with the changing national conversation regarding gun control. We visit Seattle Pride Festival and Jeremy is feeling conflicted about it. Jeremy has business idea to keep the sex out of worship music, Christy fuels up the predator drone for a wedding themed drone strike, we face off in what's sure to be another taco soup level am I a jerk, and Jeremy has some timely space news regarding the Juno mission which will be entering orbit around Jupiter on July 4th. As discussed in the show: Fan runs on the field during Mariners game Senate rejects series of gun measures Democrats end House sit-in over gun control SCOTUS upholds wide reach of US gun ban for domestic violence NASA's Juno spacecraft closing in on Jupiter Planetary radio discusses Junocam "the people's camera" Follow Jeremy's all space news twitter account @RadSpaceNews
info_outline #130: We Messed Up, Bad Food Choices, and Even Worse Music 06/20/2016
#130: We Messed Up, Bad Food Choices, and Even Worse Music Jeremy Henson steps in on the third mic and joins us as we make a few corrections on last week's episode before jumping into our show. Henson share's a bit about his own weight loss journey, Christy brings the Jeremy's back to their Evangelical roots, rad space news, and a very special announcement from Jeremy (Henson). How to pronounce Ukulele Emoji gun control is easier than real gun control Blue Origin has another successful test of their reusable rocket SpaceX successfully puts 2 satellites in orbit and *almost* sticks the landing
info_outline #129: Ukulele Girl, Emojigeddon, and How to Tell if You Live In a TV Show 06/13/2016
#129: Ukulele Girl, Emojigeddon, and How to Tell if You Live In a TV Show Christy and Jeremy are visiting the midwest but check in from their hotel room to discuss some of the goings on this week, Jeremy has a theory about ukelele girl from America's Got Talent, he also can't figure out why kinder eggs and lawn darts are illegal. We take a deeper dive into the world of cartoon eggplants and why some long time historians are frustrated over the recent popularity of Emoji. Christy discusses an article she found about the differences between sitcoms and "real life" before pulling a couple more "signs you might have grown up evangelical" and discussing the early years of Jeremy's life. As discussed on the show: Grace VanderWaal - 12 Year old gets golden buzzer on America's Got Talent Inside "Emojigeddon": The fight over the future of the unicode consortium Emoji Dick - Moby dick, but written in emoji What is the unicode consortium? 23 Things people do in sitcoms that would be weird IRL
info_outline #128: Eureka Out Loud, VW Lied to us, and what even is Gazpacho? 06/08/2016
#128: Eureka Out Loud, VW Lied to us, and what even is Gazpacho? Christy is joined by Craig, formerly of the Eureka podcast who wastes no time in ignoring the run sheet and embracing what we'll call "the Eureka method". Christy peppers him with questions that he can't answer, and a few that he can, as they discuss updates since Eureka podcast ended, work troubles, wedding chat, am I a jerk?, and more!
info_outline #127: Reading Your Email, Being Unevenly Yolked, and a Blue Man Group Superfan 05/30/2016
#127: Reading Your Email, Being Unevenly Yolked, and a Blue Man Group Superfan When we're wrong, we admit we're wrong, so first up a correction on something we said last week regarding Kitty Genovese. Jeremy found out you can put read receipts on your e-mail and wants to know what you think about it and Christy tests Jeremy's knowledge of growing up in an evangelical home. Then we are joined by our special guest, photographer and Blue Man Group superfan Jen Sulak, her hair may be pink but she's blue through and through! As discussed on the show: The correction - An Iconic Murder Helped Create the 911 System, How the false story of Kitty Genoves's murder went viral Read receipts - These people know the minute you get their emails, it's creepy, but brilliant Space News - ISS Controllers complete BEAM expansion, Ride aboard the falcon 9 rocket's first stage on descent To learn more about the Blue Man Group visit their website Blueman.com, you can find our guest Jen over at Pinklightimages.com, and hear the whole uncut interview with Jen by right-clicking here and selecting "save as".
info_outline #126: House-sitting Bacteria, Marriage Tropes, and Thousands of Ashtrays 05/23/2016
#126: House-sitting Bacteria, Marriage Tropes, and Thousands of Ashtrays Jeremy has a chance to talk with a couple that has amassed a collection of more than 4000 ashtrays and curates a Facebook page dedicated to the hobby, Christy brings an article to test the strength of our marriage. Before that, we discuss a terrifying "child wedding" we witnessed at the park, Christy has an update on her political career, and we share a very special voicemail from a listener that nerds out about fermented beverages. As discussed on the show: Article: 25 Ways To Know Your Marriage Is Strong - Via Scary Mommy Podcast: NOL 56, A Letter To The Kids I Never Wanted, featuring Toni the whitest ten Facebook page: Ahstray Collectors facebook page Video: After Dramatic Rescue, Shuttle Tank Berths Safely in San DiegoPodcast: An Astronauts Husband, Left Behind - Via Death Sex & MoneyPodcast: The Long Winters - Via Song Exploder
info_outline #125: Christy Was Right, Inappropriate Comments, and a Special Announcement 05/16/2016
#125: Christy Was Right, Inappropriate Comments, and a Special Announcement We asked the experts for feedback on the study discussed last week about unrequited friendship and the results are in, Christy shares a story she forgot to include last week that really pushes the limits of awkwardness, we introduce a new segment, and we have a little fireside chat to announce a slight format change to the show.
info_outline #124: Broken Windows, Fish Wallets, and Unrequited Friendship 05/10/2016
#124: Broken Windows, Fish Wallets, and Unrequited Friendship Make sure you have that body armor ready because someone brought a gun to the Mothers Day party! Jeremy still hasn't found the perfect wallet but he did come across some really weird ones including the WALLI, a "smart wallet" that you can talk to with your phone and a wallet made out of salmon skin (http://tidalvisionusa.com). We discuss an study (Source: PLOS) that claims as much as half your friends might not like you as much as you like them (Via: NYMag), and some sad news about our friends over at the Eureka podcast. As discussed on the show, you can hear the whole story of "the prank" on "Eureka Out Loud Bonus Episode - #PrankGate"
info_outline #123: Hacking Twitter, Wasting TP, and Suing Starbucks 05/02/2016
#123: Hacking Twitter, Wasting TP, and Suing Starbucks Is this selfie the exception to the rule for Christy? (Via:
info_outline #122: So, That Happened 04/25/2016
#122: So, That Happened Christy is back and better late than never we break down the highlights of our matrimony along with a recap of the surprise mini-moon Christy planned (Spoiler alert: Jeremy cries a lot). We dive into some follow-up files, in which Christy shares her e-mail woes and updates us on her political career, and then we wrap it up with some rad space news.
info_outline #121: E-Mail Debt Forgivness Day and #HolmesGetsWise featuring Jeremy Henson 04/08/2016
#121: E-Mail Debt Forgivness Day and #HolmesGetsWise featuring Jeremy Henson Christy is busy preparing for a wedding so Jeremy Henson jumps in to talk about Email debt forgiveness day, we share our own tales of e-mails gone awry, Jeremy (Holmes) makes a horrible comparison between oversleeping and alcoholism, and we discuss how nerd out loud played a part in someone else getting married. As discussed on the show: - It's E-mail debt forgiveness day (As heard on the show Reply All) - Late Sleepers are Tired of Being Discriminated Against- According to this profile on The Knot, NOL is at least somewhat responsible for this wedding - Hear some of Jeremy Holmes origin story on #NOL30 "Speaking in Tongues, Sermons in Cutoffs, and then Shunned by God" and #NOL66 "No Longer Redacted (This Podcast Cost $300)
info_outline #120: Interview With The The Bitchy Waiter 03/28/2016
#120: Interview With The The Bitchy Waiter We're joined by Darron Cardosa AKA: The Bitchy Waiter to talk about his journey from blogging to landing a book deal and ask him your questions on restaurant etiquette, man buns, and everything in between. We also have a very special #WeddingChat version of "Am I A Jerk", Christy decides to run for office, and what happens when you start a fire in space? As discussed on the show: find more of Darron's great work over at http://thebitchywaiter.com, 4 sets of twins stage a time travel prank on an NY Subway, read more from NASA on the spacecraft fire experiment
info_outline #119: Bluetooth Guy Ruins Everything 03/14/2016
#119: Bluetooth Guy Ruins Everything We've got a follow up on last weeks mystery time segment (and need some legal advice), Discuss Christy's previous involvement with flash mobs all over Seattle (Official Seattle Glee Flashmob and Seahawk Half-Time Flashmob), Jeremy is on a mission to become a morning person (19 ways to trick yourself into becoming a morning person), Christ hates #SameSiding, and we're sending more robots to mars to look for alien life (Phase one of the ExoMars mission launches to find life on the Red Planet)Special thanks to Joe-Joe our official, unofficial Japan correspondent who took a special trip the McDonalds to test out their dessert french fries. Follow him on twitter @prctlgrmmr .
info_outline #118: ThatsHowTheyGetYou.ru 03/08/2016
#118: ThatsHowTheyGetYou.ru In which we review some listener feedback as we may have finally found someone that (kind of) supports Jeremy, discuss a recent lawsuit that has been filed against former Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll and debut a new segment. "Mystery Time!" We need your help identifying the midi version of an ice-cream truck song, and a listener reached out out to ask if we think she's being catfishded. In sports-ball related news, Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor had the police called on him while looking for a potential business location in Redmond, and last but not least we discuss Scott Kelly's return from his #YearInSpace aboard the ISS as we talk about what it's like to land a spacecraft on earth!
info_outline #117: A Christy By Any Other Name 02/29/2016
#117: A Christy By Any Other Name Discussed on the show: We review listener feedback, tally the votes of last weeks "Am I A Jerk?", check in with Jeremy on his adventures with soylent, the deliciously neutral nutrient goo that is sustaining him, someone actually found a way to make selfie sticks more obnoxious to Christy (www.macbookselfiestick.com), we found a website that might save you some tears (www.doesthedogdie.com), and then we find out what happens when Christy accidentally gets your e-mail (If you're named Christy Wise). Be sure to check out Mark's Bee Hole and hear us learn all about royal jelly on his guest appearance Nerd Out Loud #90, find out how many people in the US have your name at http://howmanyofme.com, and special thanks to @shawno of Hyper Nonsense for the "follow-up files" bumper.
info_outline #116: See something, Say Something, Don't Selfie Something 02/22/2016
#116: See something, Say Something, Don't Selfie Something How much does the tooth fairy pay? Should I take this selfie with a dolphin? Why did God quit twitter? What happens if you put human teeth in a stuffed animal? Buckle in as Jeremy and Christy sit down and discuss the important questions of life! As discussed on the show: - Sentenced to life at age 14, Barry Massey released from prison after 28 years- People take selfies with a rare dolphin until it dies - A Cancer survivor designs the cards she wishes she’d received from friends and family - God (@TheTweetOfGod) quits twitter - Toyota’s “#Selflessie” campaign - The terrifying dolls that you put human teeth in