Nerds of the Old Republic: The Drinking Person’s #Scifi Club

Nerds of the Old Republic: The Drinking Person’s #Scifi Club

We’re a drinking person’s SFF club online. Each month, we’ll discuss the best pop culture scifi along with enjoying a signature cocktail. Join us as we talk cocktails and give recommendations for those who love sci fi, fantasy and speculative fiction!

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May 18, 2022 49 min

Grab yourself something to drink and plug in your headphones, we're doing a partial live watch of Nicholas Cage's Jiujitsu. Holy cow, people, this one takes me back to my b-movie days and I LOVE IT!

Hope you enjoy our break from our more serious stuff -- like Moon Witch Spider King. Join us for Joe Hill's Full Throttle and Stephen King's If it Bleeds for our next casts. After that we're watching Ex Machina and g...

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Hello there fellow nerds! We're in for a treat today as we drink Tanduay Double Rum and talk all things Marlon James, but specifically his Moon Witch Spider King.  F*&k the gods, people, grab a glass and a copy for yourself so you know what you're in for!

 

While you're at it, check out our friends at Back in My Day, the not-so-stereotypical millennial podcast. We recently got to hang out on their channel and talk B...

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Spare a coin for your witcher, and watch out for that damn Sylvan! Listen in as the Nerds --Shaun, Mike and Adam -- talk about the Netflix series! We're keeping it easy drinking, this time with New Belgium Brewing's Dragon's Milk Reserve! We definitely recommend you grab a four-pack, where ever fine craft beers are sold near you!

If you like what we do, we'd appreciate it if you dropped us a review and rating wherev...

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Saddle up Roach and let's get ready to fight some monsters, in The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski! If high fantasy and European fables are your thing, then The Witcher series will be too. 

For tonight's cocktail, we're drinking a version of Geralt's white honey potion for removal of toxins and poisons -- which, if you've been reading, will know that for us, is absinthe. Essentially, it's a hot toddy so you&...

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March 16, 2022 50 min

Some Mandalorians fight, some seek bounty and others make podcasts. Listen in to another Star Wars themed cast, this time spurred on my our watch -- and really deep dives -- into Disney's Book of Boba Fett and the wider surrounding (Dave) Feloni-verse. It's impossible to not talk about all of the other huge Star Wars universes that exist.

We'd really love to hear what you think about this or other episodes, so find u...

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Hello nerds! Welcome to March's book club recommendation, Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. Listen in as we talk about space cavaliers, bone necromancy, and the deathless emperor. 

But first: we try yet another absinthe cocktail. And yet again we warn you we didn't like it. Like at all. But for reference, and if you too like pain, here's the recipe:

3/4 oz absinthe

3/4 oz elderflower liquor

3/4 oz Lillet blanc

1 d...

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Hey there fellow sophisticated nerds! Shaun, Mike and Adam get together to talk about the Matrix Resurrections, aka Matrix 4. We'll talk about all things Neo, Trinity and Agent Smith and share our hot takes on the newest entrant into the Matrix franchise.

We're also enjoying a pint from East Aurora's own brewery, 42 North. If you can find them in your local shop, definitely grab a pack of their Illumination pilsner. ...

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Let's chat all things dreams, nightmares and the shaper of them; by that I mean The Sandman. This epic series by Neil Gaiman is one of the most awarded graphic novels of all time. Grab a champagne flute and follow the **very** complicated recipe below to join us:

Death in the Afternoon

2 parts champagne

1 part Absinth

 

If you're like us, you'll want to sip this one slowly, and stop at one. The licorice flavor o...

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January 6, 2022 35 min

We're celebrating our one year anniversary! We've had so much fun already, and learned so much about how to do this whole podcast thing better. As a team, we looked back at our first episode and decided we could do better after a year of practice. 

So with that in mind, we've re-edited our first episode and will be following this drive-time friendly format. Thanks so much for being with us, and damn are we excited to k...

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December 24, 2021 47 min

Welcome back nerds! In December's podcast we're diving back into the Archean world of HP Lovecraft! Grab yourself a copy of his collected works and follow along as we talk all things odd and that should not be.

While we have you, it'd mean a lot if you rated and reviewed us where ever you listen to us, and followed us on all the socials. We're always @NerdsofOldRepublic.

We'll see you in the New Year, with...

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November 8, 2021 22 min
We're on FaceTime -- hence why we sound different -- talking Dune. We're excited about much, and disappointed about a little, but do NOT tell Zendaya that!
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October 28, 2021 65 min

Hey there, Nerds! Let's skip sober October, and grab a copy of HP Lovecraft's collected writing. Join us as we discuss our reading of: "Call Of Cthulhu" and "Whisperer in the Darkness". The make things a little moodier -- as if Lovecraft needed more brooding doom -- mix up our cocktail, directions at  the bottom.

 

This is part one of our two part Lovecraft series, as our next episode drops NEXT WEEK! If y...

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September 24, 2021 75 min

Grab your shaker and copy of Frank Herbert's Dune for our first read of the fall! We've got a special episode here where we mix up and compare not one, but two cocktails! 

 

The recipe below comes from our friends over at liquor.com:

Ingredients 1 lime wedge 2 jalapeno coins, seeds removed 2 ounces blanco tequila 1/2 ounce orange liqueur 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 ounce agave syrup Garnish: salt rim Garni...

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September 2, 2021 67 min

 

Get ready for cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria and Mike's first watch of Ghostbusters!

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July 29, 2021 72 min

Join us as we give our *HOT* takes on The City We Became and down a Smoked Manhattan. But before we get too far, here's our recipe for the Manhattan, courtesy of our friends over at Liquor.com:

2 parts whiskey

1 part sweet Vermouth

one dash Angostura bitters

For the smoked part, we used hickory chunks found in any fine purveyor of smoking wood for smokers. Simply light the wood on fire -- however you can do it, but we used ...

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Jump on in to a space opera, Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples. It's a love story, a family  story, a fantasy and sci fi series. Grab yourself a big ole glass of wine, all nine volumes of Saga and saddle on up!

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Welcome back to a surprise bonus episode where the Nerds talk Star Wars -- our likes, our loves, our burning passion for sending messages with Star Wars allusions! This is a separate episode, but if you haven't checked out our talk about Timothy Zahn's Thrawn, scroll back in our library and give it a listen, too. These are the podcasts you're looking for!

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Hey Nerds! We're talking all things lightsabers, inter-galactic politics and Empirical Navy in Timothy Zahn's  Star Wars: Thrawn. We're nerding out about this evil character's development, the Governor and *GASP* Luke Skywalker?!

 

We loved this book. In fact, we loved it so much there's a special BONUS 'cast coming out later this month. If you want to make sure you're keeping up drink-for-drink, check...

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Damn you Thraaaaawwwwwn! Oh, sorry, that's the wrong Star fantasy series. I mean, "Help us, Timothy Zhan, you're our only hope," for a good read! So 3001 was awful, and we're sorry about that. But as a back stop, we're going to read Thrawn and drink some blue Bantha milk cocktails. Check out the info below to get your copy, and your ingredients ready! Our full review drops May 20th on all your pod catchers!

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April 14, 2021 67 min

Join us Nerds as we talk about the book that ended Arthur C. Clarke's Odyssey series, and Shaun's dislike of Snow Crash. We'll go from martinis to beer in our book club odyssey where I find that really, one martini would have sufficed.

Plus, we announce that Thrawn by Timothy Zahn is the next book in our series, so grab yourself a copy!

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