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info_outline Tiffany Grant! 04/22/2015
Tiffany Grant! Live from the media suite at MTAC 15 to Life, it's anime legend Tiffany Grant! We're talking Neon Genesis Evangelion, Slayers, Dragon Half, the changing face of anime, Bob Hope, Mack's infamous cousins, and some microphone malfunctions. It's all here on Nerdville, TN!
info_outline Kristian Bush! 04/16/2015
Kristian Bush! It's a Very Special Nerdville as Erin goes junketeering! Erin and Nerdville favorite Liz Schullo sit down with Sugarland's Kristian Bush as he tours in support of his new solo album Southern Gravity. They talk Walking Dead, Sherlock, Star Wars, and most importantly Doctor Who. This is a can't-miss episode for sci-fi and country fans alike!
info_outline MTAC Day One: Chris Saber! 04/04/2015
MTAC Day One: Chris Saber! Chris Saber of Night Sabers (https://www.facebook.com/nightsabersband) enters the Press Suite! Nerdville joins Nashville Cool and The Geek Mix in the suite to rapid-ish fire questions to one of Nashville's best nerd-rock troubadours. Find out how Little Richard changes the world from his car and hear a brand-new never-before-heard Night Sabers tune. You'll hear it here first (and maybe only on our affiliated podcasts)! So get in the Bebop! We're cruising from MTAC all the way to Nerdville, TN...
info_outline Doctor Who: Series Nine and Beyond! 03/13/2015
Doctor Who: Series Nine and Beyond! Tonight! Get in the TARDIS and follow us towards the future of Doctor Who! We've got tidbits on the next series, favorite companions, fan theories, and the villain who shall not be named. Are you headed for ConGT? Do you have ideas about what Capaldi's next journey holds? Is your voracious appetite for Doctor Who begging for some new sustinance? Let's answer all these questions. Allons-y!
info_outline Dave DeBorde! 03/09/2015
Dave DeBorde! Lipscomb University professor and film producer Dave DeBorde sits down with us to discuss his new film Old Fashioned, faith-based stories in the film industry, the perils of production, and making movies outside of New York and Los Angeles. Join us deep in the secret caves of Lipscomb's theater department as we explore all this and more on Nerdville, TN!
info_outline Sam & Dean & You & Me: It's All Things Supernatural! 02/27/2015
Sam & Dean & You & Me: It's All Things Supernatural! Tonight! Erin goes for a deep dive into the Supernatural pool, uncovering the show for both beginners and big fans. We discuss the history of the show, why it's so addictively good, the best moments, Felicia Day, the best ways to watch, and the irresistible charm of Jensen Ackles. This is a spoiler-free episode, so those who are new to Supernatural can listen with no fear.
info_outline Star Trek: The Voyage to Nashville 02/19/2015
Star Trek: The Voyage to Nashville Tonight! Maximum warp towards the history and lore of Star Trek as we examine the best, the worst, the Rikerest, the Nazi Planet episode, the lazy sexual matters, Erin's future car, the Roddenberry Canon, Trekkie Vs. Trekker, and for some reason that Peter Pan Live that was on NBC a few months ago.
info_outline Hot Chicken, Y'all! 02/12/2015
Hot Chicken, Y'all! We're talking hot chicken today! Where do we find it, how do we eat it, and what sides do we pile on next to it? Plus, Erin takes offense at something Nashville is supposedly "best" at. Come with us on a culinary adventure as we freeze in Nerdville, TN!
info_outline Get Your Fiber, Nashville! 01/31/2015
Get Your Fiber, Nashville! In this episode: Google Fiber comes to Nashville, SMU declares us a vibrant and stellar arts community, and the Adventure Science Center goes all Timey Wimey! Plus: Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones, a brand-new set of Ghostbusters, and David Tennant goes purple. Strap on your hoverboard, because it's 2015 in Nerdville, TN!
info_outline A Very Nerdville Christmas! 12/25/2014
A Very Nerdville Christmas! Merry Christmas! Thank you for listening through 2014; this episode is a little bit of celebration and merriment for our Nashville nerds and every listener out there. We hope you're enjoying the holiday and getting your geek on no matter where you are on December 25th.
info_outline Doctor What Was That? 11/21/2014
Doctor What Was That? Tonight! We're in studio and we're freezing! Mack's catching up with the summer's movies, Erin is way ahead of him, and they're both confused and indignant about the end of this series of Doctor Who! Get a sweater, cozy on up, and join us as we drive into Nerdville, TN!
info_outline Gigi Edgley! 11/19/2014
Gigi Edgley! Recorded at GMX 2014, we're coming to you from the Media Suite with the first of our guest interviews! From Farscape, from Rescue: Special Ops, from Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, it's star of stage, screen, and record Gigi Edgley! A frelling phenomenal actress and personality, we talk about her new projects, her classic roles, what it's like to be on a unicycle, and what it's like to see Nashville from behind glass. Join us and the GMX Press Corps as we explore with a cool mind and cooler accent.
info_outline Mary Kate Wiles! 11/17/2014
Mary Kate Wiles! From The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, I Ship It, and Squareville, direct from Los Angeles, it's Mary Kate Wiles! We talk Tolkien, what it's like to get into Wizard Rock, and how to locate decent gluten-free food wherever you go. What's next for Lydia, Sansa, Zelda, and anyone else Mary Kate inhabits (including her amazing self)? You won't know unless you listen to the newest episode of Nerdville, TN!
info_outline Nerdville Goes to GMX! 11/08/2014
Nerdville Goes to GMX! Tonight: we give you the whole lowdown from GMX! Mack returns from Geek Media Expo with so many tales to tell, from his turn in the TARDIS to his return to a piece of theater that gives him nightmares. We touch on costuming connoisseurs, naughty nighttime neighbors, and the latest news from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Plus we try to explain what happens during Kilt Blowing! It's everything that happened in Franklin and then some on this episode of Nerdville, TN!
info_outline BT + DW 4 EVA! 11/07/2014
BT + DW 4 EVA! In this episode: Benedict Cumberbatch is headed for the altar! Learn all about his fiancee, her work, and her connection to the Who-niverse. And then! Doctor Who drops a huge bomb into series eight, and we have to dissect the sudden revelations of Missy's identity. Erin takes back the things she said about this plotline, Mack kicks himself for not seeing it coming, and we both get angry about Danny Pink's fate. What happens next? Do we miss Eric Roberts? Will the future Mrs. Cumberbatch be able to pronounce the word "Penguin?" All these questions and more tonight on Nerdville, TN!
info_outline A Nerdville on Elm St. 10/31/2014
A Nerdville on Elm St. It's a Nerdville Halloween! Erin gets the fright of her life, Mack visits House on Haunted Hill, and we scour Netflix for the best horror movies you can watch right now! Also: the beginning of our GMX coverage, the evolution of Dean Cain, the future of superhero movies, and that time we jumped in the TARDIS. It's a spooky, kooky, altogether ooky night in Nerdville, TN!
info_outline The Wrath of Con-fluence 10/22/2014
The Wrath of Con-fluence Tonight: Erin tells a tale that leaves Mack speechless! But before we get there: Mack returns from New York Comic Con with tales to tell, Erin encounters two of Gen-Y's most beloved cultural icons, we learn Emperor Palpatine's first name, an impromptu Xena reunion leads to Erin's impressive Urban sprawl, and Mack relates part of the Nerdville origin story. Plus: how to send mail to Ms. Chanandler Bong, why Pope Francis is great, new Star Trek and returning players, and nine thousand dollar models for your home. Get on board as we rush through convention season on Nerdville, TN!
info_outline Country Lyrics! 09/30/2014
Country Lyrics! It's back to Nerdville Central with us! Tonight: Mack goes Meta, Erin is Enthusiastic (about wise grapes, pizza, and Karl Urban), and the Con-versation Continues! Also: the best Jimmy Buffett songs, Wizard World issues some cancellations, what "bless your heart" means, Paris Gellar's perfection, and how to be an Amerikern!
info_outline Jason Charles Miller! 09/18/2014
Jason Charles Miller! Man of many voices, music star, and bona-fide nerd Jason Charles Miller joins us live from Los Angeles on the new Nerdville, TN! Erin and Mack enter the new studio digs and discover how to be a geek before VHS, how to catch Anime in Northern Virginia, and what it's like to straddle the line between Goth and Industrial. Plus a career that's bounced from The Guild to Day of the Dead to Code Geass to Batman to The Last Airbender to gODHEAD to "Uncountry" and everything in between. Then previews of what's coming for Muzzled! The Musical and Zombie 360. Keep on drivin', because you're entering the all-new and improved Nerdville, TN!
info_outline We Are Sorry 09/15/2014
We Are Sorry Tonight! It's our most free-form episode yet as we cover everything new in Middle Tennessee! GMX adds a new guest (and Mack remembers God's cousin, Rod), Taylor Swift runs from Nashville and her country past, and a new gateway to the East looms at BNA. Plus: Erin digs deep into Supernatural, Mack gets blamed for making The Identical, and we both remember when YA was just called "books." It's time to keep up, because we're making a sprint through Nerdville, TN!
info_outline Monkey Trouble 09/04/2014
Monkey Trouble Tonight! Erin encounters a strange kind of mullet and gets extra crispy, Mack watches The Sulu and Pond Show and contemplates some Wahlbergers, and we try to make sense of Nashville's ever-growing urban sprawl. (Special shout-out to LoBro and SoBro, our favorite twin nonsense portmanteaus!) Plus: living in Mandyville, the One True Batman, how to save Rory Williams, what Callie Khouri didn't write, Michael Dorn's eating habits, and how Nashville could be destination television. All this and a Fall TV preview on our most monkey-troubling episode of Nerdville, TN yet!
info_outline Clap On! Clap Moff! 08/28/2014
Clap On! Clap Moff! Summer is winding down, but the news never stops in Nerdville! GMX adds a brand-new excellent guest for their October show, the Sounds have their last cheer at Greer, the Emmys justify everyone's love of Slut Bunwalla, and Doctor Who invades theaters! Mack has ideas about what's going on with that last scene in "Deep Breath," Erin talks the secret powers of Mark Gatiss and Sue Vertue, and we come out swinging in (limited) support of Moffat and his occasionally infuriating writing. Take a Labor Day drive with us, because it's all here on the newest episode of Nerdville, TN!
info_outline Texas is the Reason 08/27/2014
Texas is the Reason Alert! Alert! We are at Cumberwatch Level Five as Benedict Cumberbatch news breaks all over the place! He's in the zoo, in the wild, even in a galaxy far, far away. Then we look back at Captain Tightpants, Lonely Tourist Charlotte Charles, and The Cheerleader as we recap shows that just shouldn't have been cancelled or which do not deserve any kind of revival. Then Mack probably gets a major part of Texas lore stunningly wrong. It's all here tonight on Nerdville, TN!
info_outline Who Is The Best 08/25/2014
Who Is The Best It's roundtable time on Nerdville! Recorded directly after "Deep Breath," here's our take on the return of Doctor Who and the sudden appearance of Peter Capaldi in the role. Opinions are slung! British people are mentioned! Eyebrows are raised! There's so much to discuss when Katie and Mary sit down with Erin and Mack for our super-siziest, Scottish-complainiest, timey-wimeyist Nerdville yet!
info_outline I AM JOB 08/20/2014
I AM JOB It's point-counterpoint time on Guardians of the Galaxy! We dissect the biggest movie in the observable universe, praising the good, condemning the bad, and pointing out the ugly that is on "Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1." What the ending means for Marvel Studios, how Zoe Saldana could save everything, and where the only Margaritaville for twenty light years is located.
info_outline Chevy Nova? 08/13/2014
Chevy Nova? Tonight! Justice Dawning, T-U-R-T-L-E Powering, and Late Late Showing! Plus Erin explains why Begin Again was so damn good, Mack does his best Corey Feldman, and we discuss why Music City is still a great place for music nerds. Also, why the Adventure Science Center should keep doing their Way Late Play Dates, but why it should never involve a debate ever again.
info_outline Stay Classy, Comic Con! 08/11/2014
Stay Classy, Comic Con! This Episode! Mack turns thirty, Erin battles the pain, and neither of us went to Comic Con! Plus the Religion of the Volcano Girls, Erin's never seen Anchorman, and we continue to Battle On, Xena! Mack joins The Avengers for an afternoon in Times Square, Erin talks New Zealand matters, and then we get off onto a serious topic.
info_outline The Cons of Wrath 08/05/2014
The Cons of Wrath In this episode: Erin defends two-thirds of the Riddick movies, Mack is in denial about Star Wars, and we're both excited for a strange addition to Neverland. Plus we talk about the glut of conventions at the end of July and keep praising Karl Urban. It's a jam-packed half hour tonight on Nerdville, TN!