The Nerdball Podcast

The Nerdball Podcast

Lorenzo Melchor sits down with his guests twice a week to see what he can find out about them. Listen every Monday and Thursday to hear all the great talks.


December 1, 2022 59 min

Brian Johnson is the General Manager of the Pizza Hut in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Brian and Lorenzo get down and dirty with a bunch of nerdy.  The talk Warhammer, Dungeons and Dragons, Magic, Pokemon, family time, various Pizza Hut jobs, Pizza hut menu items, bookit, and Brian tells everyone about a personal tragedy he and his family went through.

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The Dads are back at it and this week they talk about Jim's holiday changes, the Thanksgiving sports weekend, Ohio State vs Michigan, The World Cup, Dallas Cowboys, coaching jobs, a parking controversary, Tyler leaving Cleveland early, the Home Improvement segment full of tip of the hat/wag of the finger and targeted ads.  As always, they finish off the podcast with dad jokes!

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November 24, 2022 50 min

Sam Yonker and Mackeane Hanley are student-athletes at Perrysburg High School.

Sam, Mackeane, and Lorenzo talk about football, hockey, injuries, starting at freshman, big hockey win over Toledo St. Francis, red and white division, frozen paint balls, team culture, broken stands, Perrysburg Ice Arena, crazy ice time, jobs, plans after high school and so much more!

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November 21, 2022 52 min

Jack Weisenburger is a student athlete from Perrysburg High School in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Jack and Lorenzo talk a lot about golf including, when Jack started playing, being a member of the Perrysburg varsity golf team, playing with his younger brother, favorite and least favorite golf courses, going to the Masters, Cleveland professional sports teams, Inside the Hive Podcast and so much more!

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November 17, 2022 60 min

Kevin and Lorenzo talk about working together at the University of Toledo, growing up on a farm, potatoes, farming as a full-time job, lifestyles, landscaping, swimming, baseball, coaching, Michigan State, Owens Community College, then Kevin tells a great story of his battle with cancer!

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November 14, 2022 66 min

Lorenzo, Jimmy and Tyler start off the podcast talking about Jimmy getting over the flu, Tyler dealing with covid, vote or die, birds and the bees, helping with kid math, bath and body works, worker recognition, new segment "home improvement", Perrysburg football, Movember and end with Dad Jokes.

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November 10, 2022 75 min

Keith Bergman is a writer and comedian from Toledo, Ohio.

Keith and Lorenzo talk about coding on old computers, creating an app, discovery old games, a community of nerds, attempting college, playing in bands, writing music reviews, discovering comedy, open mics, touring, creating shows, producing a comedy special, returning to comedy and so much more!

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November 7, 2022 60 min

Taylor Rogers is a teacher at Perrysburg High School in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Taylor tells Lorenzo what he has been nerding out about, going to high school at Kenton, playing football, football records, commuting to college, moving to Bowling Green, living off campus, changing majors, teaching jobs, being a substitute teacher, landing at Perrysburg, coaching football, reviving the Jacket Sports Network, starting a podcast and so much m...

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November 3, 2022 54 min

Cody Oakley and Joel Cady are both senior student athletes at Perrysburg High School.

Cody, Joel and Lorenzo talk about podcasting, gift giving, buying presents, flowers, NFL and NCAA football, playing football in college, podcasting, high school football season, coaches, recruiting, weightlifting, and so much more!

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October 31, 2022 51 min

Happy Halloween!  The Dads were supposed to have a candy draft today but Jim is out with the flu and the surprise 4th guest had his baby poop all over him sooooo, Tyler and Lorenzo talk about tailgating, the draft that never was, they talk about gummies, chocolate, fruit flavored and worst candy, trick or treating, "dad tax", scary movies, Tom Brady and Perrysburg Football.

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October 27, 2022 58 min

Brian Whitner is a teacher and wrestling coach at Perrysburg High School.

Brian and Lorenzo talk about growing up in Perrysburg, sports in high school, getting recruited to play soccer, attending Owens Community College, transferring to Ohio University, first teaching job, getting a job at Perrysburg, coaching wrestling, last year's state wrestling tournament, this year's wrestling team and so much more!

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October 24, 2022 49 min

Chelsea is back to tell everyone about the time she got stood up, and that leads into solo activities, grocery shopping, brand loyal toilet paper, scoping out apartments, uber, helping out friends, dinner conversations, meeting families, Perrysburg football and so much more!

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October 20, 2022 65 min

Lorenzo, Jim and Tyler talk about the Guardians (sorry George), The NFL, birthday parties, planning parties, best kids birthday party, and finally Jim talks about being elected to his HOA and Tyler being elected to his Condominium Association Board.

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October 17, 2022 43 min

Abdul and Lorenzo discuss skydiving, growing up in Saudi Arabia, being a middle child, playing soccer, coming to the USA, applying for college, learning English, getting a green card, finding a job, proposing and so, much more!

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October 10, 2022 38 min

Adam Gumpf is a teacher from Dallas, Texas

Adam and Lorenzo talk about putting kids to sleep, the Cleveland Guardians beating the Tampa Rays in 15 innings, MLB playoffs, high school football, gun violence at the Whitmer/Central game and so much more!

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October 3, 2022 50 min

Jim Hutchison and Tyler Zollars are co-hosts of the Three Different Dads Podcast.

Jim, Lorenzo, and Tyler discuss Perrysburg's big win against Anthony Wayne, the Cleveland Guardians making the playoffs, and a cheating scandal at a fishing tournament.

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September 28, 2022 61 min

Lexi Marshall is a teacher at Perrysburg High School.

Lexi talks to Lorenzo about growing up in Perrysburg, living in Columbus, having multiple jobs, differences between her and her sister, playing sports growing up, two big regrets, "The Great Divide", and finally Lorenzo remembers to ask Lexi what she is nerding out about!

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September 26, 2022 61 min

Tyler, Lorenzo and Jim recap the Indians/Guardians draft, they discuss the latest Perrysburg football game and the upcoming game against Anthony Wayne, homecoming in Perrysburg, losing weight, and of course, they end it off with Dad jokes!

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September 15, 2022 56 min

David Yunker is a trainer at Fitness for all and a Varsity football coach for Perrysburg High School.

David and Lorenzo talk about attending Napoleon High School, playing football and baseball, attending BGSU, studying to be an athletic trainer, working in college athletics, switching majors, becoming a personal trainer, first coaching gig, coaching at Perrysburg, working with clients and so much more!

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September 12, 2022 75 min

Draft episode!  Jim, Tyler, and Lorenzo are joined by guest Dad Adam Gumpf.  This month the Dads draft favorite Cleveland Indians/Guardians baseball players.  There was a lot of laughs and nostalgia in this episode.  You do not need to understand or like baseball to get some entertainment out of this episode!

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