Podcasts

Episode 58: Intro to Harry Potter

Check the mail, your letter has arrived! This week Ify is joined by Buzzfeed's Kelsey Impicciche to discuss one of the most famous franchises of our era, Harry Potter. The gang breaks it down book by book to give you a taste of the story of Harry Potter. The two share their favorite moments and characters hoping that you too will want to crack open a book or sit down and watch one of the many films of this awesome franchise. If you're new to the franchise, get in line for the sorting hat and find out where you place on this week's episode of Nerdificent!


FOOTNOTES:

Bio of JK Rowling


What are the Houses of Hogwarts?


IGN Top 25 Most Important Characters

Kelsey on Twitter


Buzzfeed Multiplayer on Twitch

Episode 57: Street Sharks

Put on your swim trunks, we're turning into Sharks! This week Dani and Ify are joined by actor, rapper, and theater company owner Malcolm Barrett to discuss the '90s TV series, Street Sharks! In the era of animal heroes, the Sharks cut out their own legacy among other pizza obsessed players. Learn a little about these awesome, aquatic action heroes right here on this week's episode of Nerdificent!

FOOTNOTES:

Malcom / Verbal on twitter

Ammunition Theatre


Interesting 'Street Sharks' write up

Jawsome: Remembering Street Sharks







Episode 56: Intro to WWE

As the dust STILL settles from Wrestlemania 35 the gang tags in for a little lesson in wrestling. This week Dani is joined by host of Tights and Fights, Danielle Radford, host of Dark 5, Rachel Evans, and HyperRPG's Janel Santa Cruz to talk faces, heels, works, shoots, and a little bit of everything you need to know about the wonderful world of the WWE.

FOOTNOTES:

Superstars of the WWE


Glossary of Wrestling Terms


Danielle on Twitter


Rachel on Twitter


Janel on Twitter

BONUS EP: 'Avengers: Endgame' Review **SPOILERS**

Dani and Ify are joined by Culture Critic Joelle Monique to discuss Avengers: Endgame!

***YES THERE ARE SPOILERS***

Episode 55: Intro to 'My Hero Academia '

This week on Nerdificent, Dani and Ify are joined by Chris Lam of Nerdist to give the listeners a introduction to the world of My Hero Academia. What's a Quirk? Who is All Might? Can you be a superhero? Find out all this and more on this week's episode of Nerdificent!

FOOTNOTES:

Chris Lam on Twitter


The Best Episode of My Hero Academia


Unofficial Boku No Hero Wiki

Episode 54: Top Moments from the MCU ** NO SPOILERS **

It's almost time! The Endgame is coming! This week, Dani and Ify are joined by legendary guest Hector Navarro of DC Daily and Hyper Heroes to discuss their absolute favorite moments from the MCU as a lead up to the release of Avengers: Endgame on the 26th. Come relive your favorite moments and get a little primer before the big showdown this weekend!

** NO ENDGAME SPOILERS **

FOOTNOTES:

Hector on Twitter


BusinessInsider: Top Moments of the MCU Ranked


ScreenRant: Best Moments of the MCU so far

Episode 53: Teen Titans

Nerd-pod-cast, yeah! This week the gang talks about Teen Titans! Dani and Ify are joined by Ashley Robinson of the Geek History Lesson podcast to break down their favorite moments from the many iterations of the 'Titans' franchise. Whether you watched the cartoon growing up or are a new fan from the live action; get to know all the young heroes on this week's episode of Nerdificent!

FOOTNOTES:

DC Comics: It's Time to Rediscover the Teen Titans


TheGamer: Inappropriate Things You Never Noticed in Teen Titans


CBR: 15 Best Teen Titans Episodes


Ashley on Twitter!





Episode 52: 'Game of Thrones' RECAP

Hello, people of the North! Today the gang is gearing up for the final season of 'Game of Thrones'. Need to catch up before season 8? We got you! With the help of tech and gaming host Trisha Hershberger, Dani and Ify delve into their favorite moments from the show and books. SEASON 1-7 SPOILERS AHEAD !!!

FOOTNOTES:

The Books and The Show

Episode 51: The History of Shazam

Dust off those mint conditions and get ready for a history in comics. This week the gang is discussing the history of the old Captain Marvel ahead of the release of the movie, Shazam! Dani and Ify are joined by Amy Dallen of Geek and Sundry to discuss the many forms of Shazam from early comic appearances leading up to Zachary Levi’s portrayal on the screen. Fear not, there are NO SPOILERS ahead, just a good old fashioned discussion on this week’s Nerdificent!

FOOTNOTES:

DC Database: Captain Marvel

RottenTomatoes: DC’s Most Fun Movie Yet

Variety: Zachary Levi is Pure Pop Charisma - ‘Shazam!’ review

Digital Spy: Here's Why There's Two Captain Marvels on Screen This Year

Amy Dallen on Twitter

Episode 50: The Bechdel Test

Welcome to another educational edition of Nerdificent where we learn about the representation, or lack thereof, of women in film as determined by the Bechdel Test! This week, Dani and Ify are joined by Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante of HowStuffWorks and iHeart's own The Bechdel Cast. The group discuss the history of the test from its first appearance in the comic by Alison Bechdel to the many further tests it has inspired and the awareness they have brought to the many inequalities in Hollywood. Learn a thing or two about your favorite films on this week's episode of Nerdificent!

FOOTNOTES:

Bechdel Cast Twitter

What is the 'Bechdel Test?'

FiveThirtyEight: The Next 'Bechdel Test'


GOOD: The 'DuVernay Test'


The Atlantic: Beyond the 'Bechdel Test'