Those Nerds Over There
We're a couple of nerds that wanted to share our love of nerd culture. Come join us each week as we gush about the things that got us excited that week.
info_outline Episode 111: Heaven's Slash Fiction 01/13/2021
Episode 111: Heaven's Slash Fiction Wow, so this week was kind of insane. Can we make it a little better by talking about early 2000s shipping, weird anime and roguelikes? Probably not but let's try anyway! Sal found the intersection between Christianity, anime and animal documentaries in Heaven's Design Team. Allen revisited Slay the Spire, an old roguelike that is getting a board game adaptation. We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there!
info_outline Episode 110: Journaling During A Mugging 01/06/2021
Episode 110: Journaling During A Mugging Welcome to 2021, nerds! We hope your year has started off well and if not that we can make it just a little bit better. In this episode, Allen showcases his newfound love for the game Sea of Thieves while Sal welcomes you into the world of Bullet Journaling and talks about his experience with it after one year.
info_outline Episode 109: 2012 Nerd In Review (ft. Cazelr) 12/30/2020
Episode 109: 2012 Nerd In Review (ft. Cazelr) 2020 is coming to a close and we're taking the time to reflect on how it was. We're joined by our lovely friend Cazel as we recall what/who our favorite video games, movies, tv shows/anime, books, memes and people of 2020 were. Was it actually as bad as we remember? Were there any redeeming moments? Come reminisce with us listeners! Stay safe and see you in 2021!
info_outline Episode 108: Happiness On All Saints Street 12/23/2020
Episode 108: Happiness On All Saints Street This week's episode takes a turn for the weird when Sal discovers a manga named Happiness and Allen finds a new love for Chinese manhua in All Saints Street. It goes from weird, to gross, to wholesome, all in one episode!
info_outline Episode 107: A Deadly Final Season 12/16/2020
Episode 107: A Deadly Final Season So much news came out this week that was relevant for us so apologies in advance for information overload. This week Allen learned to read again with A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik. It's the most fun you'll have with a story we guarantee it! Sal insists you watch the final season of Attack on Titan. He recounts how he fell in love with the series and how rare it is for anime to actually finish. We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there!
info_outline Episode 105: The Soft Curse 11/26/2020
Episode 105: The Soft Curse This week we explore how the shonen genre of anime has changed in discussing Jujutsu Kaisen. It's the perfect time for old shonen lovers to come back! The second part of Adventure Time: Distant Lands was released and it's an absolute treat for long time fans. Marceline sings a beautiful song that was written by Half Shy just for this episode. We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there!
info_outline Episode 104: A Sexy Runeterran Prom 11/18/2020
Episode 104: A Sexy Runeterran Prom Warning listeners for we have adult content this week. Allen goes back to high school in Monster Prom (created by Beautiful Glitch)! Learn about the game that will have you OD on laughter and then fuck you back to life! League of Legends saw an overhaul to their item system this week. Sal is reveling in the preseason madness as players scramble to figure out what item builds even are anymore! We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there listeners!
info_outline Episode 103: Mistbusters! 11/11/2020
Episode 103: Mistbusters! Who you gonna call? Mistbusters! This week Sal introduced us to the crazy world of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. It features one of the most interesting and well thought out magic systems that Sal has ever encountered! Following that up, Allen jumped aboard the Phasmophobia hype train from Kinetic Games. Ghost hunting has never been more fun and accessible! We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there!
info_outline Episode 102: Hot Boys and Hotter Dads 11/04/2020
Episode 102: Hot Boys and Hotter Dads Today is the start of year three and we promise It hasn't gone to our head. In fact, you can expect exactly what you would assume Sal and Allen would talk about this week. That being Pokemon and Genshin Impact.
info_outline Episode 101: Those Nerds Celebrate 2 Years 10/28/2020
Episode 101: Those Nerds Celebrate 2 Years Somehow we find ourselves at our second year in podcasting. This episode is dedicated to all the people that graced us with their time during our 2nd year. We have been so extraordinarily blessed to have had so many people join us this year and it only felt right to honor the time they gave us by reflecting on the things we learned from them. A "thank you" to you as well listener for giving us your precious time. We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there!
info_outline Episode 100: Daughter of the Willow Waly 10/21/2020
Episode 100: Daughter of the Willow Waly Sal and Allen head back into spooky town with the topics of ghosts and Self-esteem! OH MY! Or, rather, Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor and the webcomic by Meg Syverud and Jessica "Yoko" Weaver called Daughter of the Lilies.
info_outline Episode 99: Roll for Death 10/14/2020
Episode 99: Roll for Death In honor of the spooky month, Allen brought up The Kill Count from the Dead Meat Youtube channel. Allen isn't the biggest fan of horror but thanks to The Kill Count he's seen the value in scary films. Sal introduces us to a comic that combines D&D and isekai! Die by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans is gorgeous dark fantasy story that you need to check out. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you stay safe out there!
info_outline Episode 98: Scam Haters and Genshin Baiters 10/07/2020
Episode 98: Scam Haters and Genshin Baiters This week we venture back into the world of gatcha games with a new installment that has shaken up the genre, as well as take a more serious turn in the discussion of scammers and the heroes that work to take them down.
info_outline Episode 97: Enola Holmes and the Socially Inept Drawtectives 09/30/2020
Episode 97: Enola Holmes and the Socially Inept Drawtectives We've got a detective theme going on this week, how fun! Allen and Sal are both big fans of Drawfee and Allen caught up with their Drawtectives show. It's a real treat for any role-play fans out there. Sal fell in love with the new Netflix movie Enola Holmes and starts dropping the rawest quotes you will ever hear! We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there!
info_outline Episode 96: Where Are The Ten-Ten Stans? 09/23/2020
Episode 96: Where Are The Ten-Ten Stans? It's been a big week for gaming and we are here to talk about it! That's right, Sony and Nintendo get the spotlight with their latest showcases of Monster Hunter Rise, Final Fantasy 16, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Hogwarts Legacy. Sorry Xbox... maybe next time.
info_outline Episode 94: Some Quality Youth Entertainment 09/09/2020
Episode 94: Some Quality Youth Entertainment We're known for loving YA media here on Those Nerds Over There and this week we bring you some great examples of what modern YA has to offer. Sal read all of Teen Titans: Beast Boy, from Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo, in one sitting and wants you to as well! Allen gave Digimon Adventure (2020) a chance and fell in love! We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there!
info_outline Episode 93: Yandere Finder (ft. SuspiriaNFriends) 09/02/2020
Episode 93: Yandere Finder (ft. SuspiriaNFriends) Welcome to the filler episode of Those Nerds Over There with a good friend Suspira where he and Sal have a good time playing some made-up games and talking nonsense. Remember not all filler episodes are bad *cough* Naruto *cough*.
info_outline Episode 92: Close Enough to Mt. Targon 08/26/2020
Episode 92: Close Enough to Mt. Targon It's been a while since we have had so much stuff to be excited about, but things sure do seem to be looking up in the nerd world! Most importantly with HBO's new animated series by J.G Quintel called Close Enough and the new expansion for the card game Legends of Runterra!
info_outline Episode 91: The Risk of Hybrid Umbrellas 08/19/2020
Episode 91: The Risk of Hybrid Umbrellas A wide breadth of topics this week! We briefly talk about the recent lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple as well as a Fire Emblem inspired game called Dark Deity. Sal wants us to celebrate Linkin Park's upcoming 20th anniversary of their first album. Allen revisits 2 topics we've talked about in the past: Risk of Rain 2 and The Umbrella Academy. We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there!
info_outline Episode 90: Twilight Saves 2020? 08/12/2020
Episode 90: Twilight Saves 2020? What a week it's been! With the Pikmin 3 Deluxe announcement, A24 picking up Hazbin Hotel, the Samsung showcase, and the Twilight comeback no one seen coming!? What else does this crazy year have in store for us?
info_outline Episode 89: Two Superheroes Walk Into Valhalla (ft. Julio) 08/05/2020
Episode 89: Two Superheroes Walk Into Valhalla (ft. Julio) Superheroes and assassins are what's hot this week! We were joined by friend of the show Julio Salgado who taught us that the Assassin's Creed series more to offer than our hosts initially thought. Sal introduces us to DC's interactive anthology version of Batman: Death in the Family. Allen is hyped for Marvel's Avengers the 2020 video game. We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there!
info_outline Episode 88: Paper Mario: The Toyota Truck Photoshoot 07/29/2020
Episode 88: Paper Mario: The Toyota Truck Photoshoot Allen used Substitution! This week our good friend Hughes came in clutch and subbed in for Allen. Hughes takes us back into the world of photography and gets us to appreciate the social side of a photoshoot. Sal played Paper Mario: The Origami King and gives us his thoughts on where the series is as whole. We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there listeners!
info_outline Episode 87: Pokemon's Angel Dust Factory 07/22/2020
Episode 87: Pokemon's Angel Dust Factory Just because It's a slow week doesn't mean there's nothing to talk about. There is always SOMETHING nerdy that captures our attention whether it's new or old. Like Pokemon, Satisfactory, and Hazbin Hotels' new music video, Addict.
info_outline Episode 86: Anime Is Cursed 07/15/2020
Episode 86: Anime Is Cursed Summer is in the air, and you know what that means?! That's right, seasonal anime! This week we are here to talk about what the Summer season of anime has to offer from the good and the VERY bad. Buckle up, this is a wild ride.
info_outline Episode 85: The Boys Are Back in Hell 07/08/2020
Episode 85: The Boys Are Back in Hell This week's episode felt like pure fun! Allen and Sal got really excited mashing together anime universes to create some wonderful worlds. Allen got back into Minecraft and has been enjoying the 1.16 update. Sal is loving The Boys and their realistic/cynical take on superpowers. We hope you enjoy and stay safe out their listeners!
info_outline Episode 84: Hamilton's Distant Lands 07/01/2020
Episode 84: Hamilton's Distant Lands Sometimes you have to talk about your passion for nerd subcultures, and that is exactly what we do this week. Musicals and Cartoons might not be for everyone, but we got some gateways into these subcultures we think you will love in the Hamilton movie and Adventure Time Distant Lands.
info_outline Episode 83: Bullet Journaling for Gun Owners (ft. CiCi Zhang) 06/24/2020
Episode 83: Bullet Journaling for Gun Owners (ft. CiCi Zhang) Family joins us this week in the form of Allen's older (and cooler) sister! Listen as the two reminisce about growing up on anime, superheroes and theft! Meanwhile Sal introduced the Zhang siblings to the New Pokemon Snap! Lots of fun memories in this one folks. We hope you enjoy and stay safe out there!
info_outline Episode 82: Golden PS5 Roguelikes (ft. iBazly) 06/17/2020
Episode 82: Golden PS5 Roguelikes (ft. iBazly) This week we are joined by a friend, streamer, tangent master, and roguelike history buff, iBazly. Get ready for a crazy ride as we hop into so many topics it will make your head spin. But some good highlights are the PS5 and Persona 4 the golden.