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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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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.


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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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February 4, 2020 59 min

Welcome back to the finale of our series on Star Wars! Dani and Ify have spent weeks covering the many facets of Star Wars; this week we end with maybe the coolest character in the universe, Lando Calrissian. Dani and Ify are joined by 'Why We Love Star Wars' author Ken Napzok to discuss the handsome space cowboy. Whether you're Billy Dee all the way or have a little crush on Donald Glover, learn a little more about all...


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January 28, 2020 58 min

Welcome back to another edition of Nerdificent and another chapter in our series on Star Wars! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Wendy Lee Szany and Teno Stark to discuss the iconic outfits, uniforms, and armor that decorate and protect the characters of the Star Wars universe. Learn about the legendary hands that crafted the instantly recognizable looks of this Space Western right here on Nerdificent! 


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Wendy on Twitte...

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January 21, 2020 69 min

Hello, and welcome back to our mini-series on Star Wars! The next stops on this Star Tour take us to the many planets that make up the setting of your favorite moments in Star Wars. Dani and Ify are joined by planet fanatics Anthony Carboni and Klee Wiggins to help decide where we’d all most like to settle down. All aboard from Bespin to Yavin, get ready for a light-speed journey through the planets of Star Wars on Nerdificent!


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January 14, 2020 57 min

Welcome back! It’s a whole new year and here at Nerdificent, we’re starting off by doing a multi-episode deep dive into all things Star Wars! Our journey begins with the force - that omnipresent power that allows the Jedi and Sith to stir drinks without using their hands, and Rey and Kylo to facetime without phones. Dani and Ify are joined by an expert panel of Ash Crossan, Catrina Dennis and Emma Fyffe to discuss this mystical abi...


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January 7, 2020 64 min

The 2nd Chapter of the 'Best of 2019' Clip show! See you with a brand new episode next week!

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December 31, 2019 80 min

Part 1 of the 'Best of 2019' Clip Show! Happy New Year!

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December 24, 2019 50 min

Ify does the Decade in review!

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December 17, 2019 57 min

Listen to this episode, you will! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Comedian and 'Tigtone' Writer Joseph Scrimshaw to discuss the little green alien from a galaxy far, far away, Yoda! From Baby Yoda to Ghost Yoda, learn a little more about this tiny Jedi on this week's episode of Nerdificent!


FOOTNOTES:

Joseph on Twitter

Stuff We Love: 2004 Star Wars novel 'Yoda: Dark Rendezvous'

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Star ...

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December 10, 2019 47 min

Be careful with that dice roll, this week we're talking about Jumanji! Dani and Ify dive deep into the game and the franchise as a whole all the way up to the latest film. Learn about the book, the game, and the movies all right here on this episode of Nerdificent!


FOOTNOTES:

Chris Van Allsburg Interview

Roger Ebert's review of Jumanji (1996)

Dwayne Johnson on his Sizzle Power in 'Jumanji': 'God delivered, I signed ...

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December 3, 2019 69 min

Shuffle your decks and make sure you brought enough land cards! This week on Nerdificent we’re talking about Magic: The Gathering. Dani and Ify are joined by 'Dog Stepfather' Mark Ellis to discuss this World famous card game. From opening packs to winning tournaments, learn a little more about this popular card game right here on this edition of Nerdificent! 

FOOTNOTES:

Mark on Twitter

How to Play 'Magic: The Gathering'...

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November 26, 2019 67 min

Choose your character and get ready to enter the battlefield as this week we talk about MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games). Dani and Ify are joined by their producer and long-time MOBA fan, Danl Goodman to talk about the most popular genre of video game in the World. From the earliest days of Starcraft mods to the League of Legends 2019 World Championships - many angles of the MOBA experience are covered on this week'...


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November 19, 2019 67 min

Hey Toon fans, welcome to this after-school episode of Nerdificent! This week Dani and Ify are joined by co-host of Historical Roasts, Eddie Furth, to discuss Disney's cartoon block The Disney Afternoon. Whether you grew up with the Goof Troop, TaleSpin, or Darkwing Duck there's plenty of after-school shows to take you back on this week's edition of Nerdificent!


FOOTNOTES:

Eddie on Twitter

13 Best "Disney Afternoon"...

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November 12, 2019 46 min

Welcome back to another awesome edition of Nerdificent! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Community Manager at Serial Box, Rachel Pinnelas, to discuss Orphan Black. Whether you're counting down your favorite episodes or learning about the series for the first time, there's plenty for everyone on this week's episode of Nerdificent!


FOOTNOTES:

‘Orphan Black’ Review: Series Finale ‘Rights the Wrongs’ of an Uneven But Ulti...

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