Nerdificent

Nerdificent

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.... Show More

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June 30, 2020 57 min

Dani Fernandez is joined by Emma Fyfe and Chris Lamb, as they discuss the professional fan art that is dōjinshi. A form of fan-fiction, by young manga makers, these unlicensed mangas continue storylines, deepen, characters, and sex up some favorite ships from popular manga series. Once an underground industry, dōjinshi is now growing into a popular, legal, art and legitimizing creators across Japan.

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June 23, 2020 75 min

This week Dani and Ify are joined by Jeff Trammell, Lead Writer of Craig of the Creek and voice of Cannonball, to discuss the history of Cartoon Network.

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June 17, 2020 75 min

For Pride, Dani and Ify revisit their conversation on queer culture in gaming.

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June 9, 2020 69 min

Dani and Ify are back to their regular schedule exploring Gundam models throughout the ages with Cody Ziglar.

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Mental Health May comes to a close with a deep dive into the science behind Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.


Footnotes: 


  • What is EDMR?
  • EMDR Methods
  • How EDMR is Being Adapted During the Lock Down
  • Haley Williams on EDMR
  • EDMR for Key Workers in UK
  • EDMR in Grey's Anatomy
  • Brain Spotting
  • Loba from Apex Legends
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    Mental Health May continues as Dani and Ify explore Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.


    Footnotes:

    Mayo Clinic

    Harvard Medical

    National Library of Medicine

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    May 12, 2020 58 min

    Ify and Dani kick off Mental Health May, with therapist Karen Erlichman. Together, they take a look at the history and therapeutic practice of somatic therapy.

    Footnotes:

  • Interview with Peter Levine
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Bessel Van Der Kolk
  • Hakomi Method
  • Monica LaSage TED Talk
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    May 5, 2020 70 min

    Dani and Ify are joined by actor Erika Ishii as they breakdown Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira.

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    April 28, 2020 69 min

    Dani and Ify are joined by sports nerd Mark Ellis, as they discuss the Bulls of the 1990s, and the GOAT, Michael Jordan.

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    We asked all of you to send us your burning questions for Dani and Ify, and you came through! It's a grab bag episode. Get in here.

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    Dani and Ify give their tv, film, and book recommendations for lock down.

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    April 7, 2020 52 min

    Dani and Ify are joined by Editor of The Mary Sue, Princess Weekes, to discuss the complex history of DC's Black Canary.

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    March 31, 2020 71 min

    One again, our daring duo fight for good by staying in their individual caves to talk about one of the greatest to ever wear a cape and cowl. Nerdificent dives into Batman with special return guest, DC All Access' Hector Navarro. Join us, as we take a look at the legacy of Batman in popular culture.

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    March 24, 2020 52 min

    Week one of the lock down has concluded in LA. Dani and Ify spent the week revisiting the best moments of Marvel's billionaire underdog, Tony Stark. Guest Coy Jandreau walks us through the connection to Walt Disney, Howard Hughes, and Tony's famous facial hair. Join us, as we escape our reality and embrace the nostalgia wave on this week's Nerdificent.

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    March 18, 2020 59 min

    With the pandemic in full effect and Ify out of town, Dani sits down with show producer, Joelle, to take a trip down memory lane. They revisit the horror movies, cartoons, and musicians who impacted their world view.

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    March 10, 2020 71 min

    Dani and Ify celebrate their 100th episode with a special 20th anniversary look back at the Scary Movie franchise with guest, Rotten Tomatoes Film Critic, Chauncey K. Robinson.


    FOOT NOTES:

    Every Movie Spoofed in the Scary Movie Film Franchise - Adam K. Raymond

    Ebert's Review of Scary Movie - RogerEbert.com

    An Oral History of Scary Movie Shirley Li

    Leaving 'In Living Color' - Alan Carter

    'Scary Movie' Opening Weekend B...

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    March 3, 2020 59 min

    As Black History Month draws to a close we are celebrating on Nerdificent by covering the first Black Female Superhero in DC Comics, Nubia! Dani and Ify are joined by Wonder Woman fanatic Tamara Brooks to discuss this DC Queen. Enjoy this last installment and look for the next theme right here on Nerdificent!


    FOOTNOTES:

    Tamara on Twitter

    Wrestling Friends on Twitter

    Diana's Amazon Sister Nubia Featured

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    February 25, 2020 79 min

    On this edition of Nerdificent Black History Month continues celebrating another storied creator, Dwayne McDuffie. Profoundly inspired by seeing himself reflected in the media as a hero for the very first time via the Black Panther, young Dwayne grew up to become a pioneer of diversity in both the mainstream comic book and animation industries, encouraging and creating widely inclusive, cultural variety with contemporary, non-stere...

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    February 18, 2020 67 min

    Warning! Electrified episode ahead! This week on Nerdificent Dani and Ify are joined by writer and illustrator Crystal Savage to discuss Milestone's own Static and the TV series Static Shock! From paperback beginnings to the multi-season TV show, learn a little more about this static superhero on this episode of Nerdificent!


    FOOTNOTES:

    Crystal on Instagram

    The 15 Best Episodes of 'Static Shock'

    Static Shock - A Neglected Ge...

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    February 11, 2020 71 min

    Welcome back to Nerdificent and Happy Black History Month! All throughout February we'll be celebrating Black companies, characters, and leaders in the Nerd World starting with Milestone Comics! Milestone Comics was a Black owned and created comic book company that sought to make comics that capture the complexities of Black life. Capturing all of those nuances, subtleties and complexities allowed an opportunity for young Black...

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