Welcome to another incredible edition of Nerdificent! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Onyi and Obi Udeh of Kolanut Productions to discuss the history and progression of Black representation in comics, animation, and culture as a whole. The two brothers share the successes and failures of some of the most successful works featuring Black characters as a lens to guide their own work with Kolanut Productions. Links to their excellent work are right below in the footnotes but sit back and enjoy another episode of Nerdificent!
Grab your pencils and get ready to take notes! This week Dani and Ify delve into their own histories and share some of the moments that got them to where they are today. From sleeping on floors to their first panel, Dani and Ify share the stories and crucial secrets that can help an aspiring talent get started. Learn a little about the voices you love on this episode of Nerdificent!
Are you ready to save the Avengers? Answer your pager, it’s time to talk about Captain Marvel! This week Ify is out on Birthday duty and Dani is joined by the owner of the Perky Nerd Comic Book shop, Tiffany Melius, to talk about her favorite 90’s heroine. From Carol Danvers’ love of Star Wars to her many places in the multiverse of Marvel, consider this a primer to the soon to premier Captain Marvel film - all on this week’s Nerdificent!
Hello again, nerds, and welcome to another Horror filled episode of Nerdificent! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Writer and Director, Xavier Burgin, to talk about his film ‘Horror Noire’, a documentary about the representation of Black people in Horror films (the first of its kind). Starting way back with ‘Birth of a Nation’ up to where we are today with ‘Horror Noire’. Curl up and get ready for a history lesson on this weeks episode of Nerdificent!
Put your Vibranium armor on and get ready to protect Wakanda, this week we’re talking about Black Panther! Dani and Ify are joined by Black Panther Showrunner, Geoffrey Thorne, to discuss all things T’Challa. From the original comic runs to the record-shattering film, every adventure of this Marvel hero is covered in great detail. Sharpen those claws and settle in for another episode of Nerdificent!
Hello friends and welcome to another episode of Nerdificent. This week the gang is joined by Sam Maggs of Insomniac Games and Janel SantaCruz of Hyper RPG to discuss Women in the world of Video Games. Dani and Ify with help from Sam and Janel talk about their struggles of wanting to work and participate in the world of video games and nerd culture as a whole with toxic masculinity and gatekeeping being the main factors of stifling that desire. This episode we share the many avenues women have entered, evolved, and conquered the world of Video Games as well as ways you too can find and support people with similar dreams and goals. No matter your gender everyone can learn something on today’s episode of Nerdificent!
Oh hey there, puddin'! Got somethin' special for ya! This week the gang gives you the details on Harley Quinn. Dani and Ify are joined by Tara Strong, voice of Harley Quinn and too many other characters to name, to talk about this comic book heroine. From her start in the Batman animated series to her many appearances in comics, video games, and movies the gang gives Harley her due diligence with a little insight into how Tara made Harley her own. All that and more on this week's episode of Nerdificent!
Pick up your Ocarina and get ready to save Hyrule because we're talking about The Legend of Zelda! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Geek Bomb creator Maude Garrett to discuss everyone's favorite elf and some people's least favorite fairy (Hey! Listen to this episode!) The three discuss the many games of the series and how they all do and do not connect as well as their favorite moments from the franchise. Fill up your heart meter with this week's episode of Nerdificent!
Wanna be part of our Mane Six? Grab those headphones and get ready to be best friends because we're talking about the My Little Pony franchise! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Transgender SuperModel Arisce Wanzer to discuss these very pretty ponies and the world that surrounds them. The three touch on where MLP came from and how it grew into a media empire spawning its own unique fandom. Whether your new to the ponies or a full on Brony you'll get your kicks on today's episode of Nerdificent!
Revenge is a dish best served with a side of podcast, or something like that. This week the gang is talking about the vigilante anti-hero, the Punisher. Dani and Ify are joined by Collider’s own Coy Jandreau to discuss Frank Castle and the many facets of this tortured character. This gun-toting hero has been the subject of both adulation and controversy and the gang makes sure to not miss an angle. Join us for this week’s episode of Nerdificent!
Merry Christmas, Nerd-Fam! This week we’re having an almost Silent Night as we say our “Goodbyes” to 2018. Ify and Dani, back in her seat for hosting duties, discuss the quiet culture of ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. The duo talk about their triggers and what they do and do not like about the whispers and noises that give some people the tingles, including the potential medical benefits of the said sensations. Enjoy the Holiday season and kick back with your favorite nerds on this episode of Nerdificent!
Put on your yellow spandex and get ready to take down Magneto, this week the gang is talking about X-Men: The Animated Series! Once again Ify is joined by Ed Greer on co-hosting duties to nerd out on muscle-clad mutants. The two talk about which Wolverine suit is best, whether Jubilee’s abilities actually did anything and many more tales from the TV. Channel all the mutants and tell them to tune in for another episode of Nerdificent!
Grab your Spidey suit and swing into this episode about Miles Morales! This week Ify is joined by Ed Greer of Screen Junkies and Aaron Powell of Aaron Saves the Universe to discuss this new Spider-Man. The trio wax poetic on the importance and influence of Miles’ addition to the Marvel Universe as well as some of their favorite moments of his timeline. Become Spider-Man on this week’s episode of Nerdificent!
Ahoy, Nerds! Grab your trident and dive deep into this week's episode about the one and only, Aquaman. Dani and Ify are joined by fellow nerd and Arthur Curry expert, Markeia McCarty to begin their discussion on this aquatic cape. From the Silver age to the silver screen, the gang gives a precursor to this DC hero in anticipation of the new Jason Momoa starring film. Grab your flippers and join us for the beginning of an ongoing discussion about Aquaman on Nerdificent!
Strap on your red sneakers and get ready to Go Fast! This week Dani and Ify spin up the story of Sonic the Hedgehog! Joined by the voice of Sonic himself, Roger Craig Smith, the three get into where Sonic came from, their favorite games, and why Bill Clinton's attitude is relevant to the story. Don't lose all your rings on your way through this week's episode of Nerdificent!
Grab your Sonic screwdrivers and prepare for adventure! This week Dani and Ify cover the storied series of everyone's favorite doctor, Doctor Who. The gang is joined by Nerdist's Resident Who Expert, Riley Silverman to expound upon the series at large. As a group they discuss what their favorite moments are and why they are important not only to the story of the Doctor but to the real World that enjoys it. Grab your headphones and hop in the T.A.R.D.I.S. for this edition of Nerdificent!
Hey there, collectors, line up because this week's episode is a limited run! On this edition of the show Ify is joined by Toy Creators and Designers, Rocom and Quang to discuss the history of Designer Toys. From Michael Lau's early "Gardeners" to every new Funko Pop release, the trio talk about what got them into vinyl, resin, and plush toys and what makes the new culture of collectibles so rich. This is a true 1 of 1 episode of Nerdificent!