If you’re thinking about coming to Megacon in Orlando this May, in between hanging out with Jeff Golblum, Elijah Wood and Jim Lee, come visit us in Artists’ Alley! We’ll have T-shirts and stickers, con-exclusive merchandise, plus lots of giveaways and a chance to meet your Nerd of Godcast Crew! Find us in space 308A, we’ll be there all four days!
Plus,Tony T. will be presenting the Religion in Anime panel (featuring Neon Genesis Evangelion) on Thursday, so swing by for that!
Entertainment Weekly has released 15 covers of their special double sized Avengers Infinity War issue. These covers show a bunch of super hero match-ups, some quite unconventional. What do you think? Does this make you more excited to see this chapter of the MCU?
There is something wildly fascinating to me about comic conventions. But here’s the catch… I have never, ever been to single comic convention (side note: this is why I’m so excited to be going to MegaCon Orlando in May).
That said, this is going to be based on a lot of speculation, but hear me out: there is such a sense of camaraderie among those who share similar interests. I jump at the opportunity to experience new events, and I love learning about comic artists, upcoming movies, and video games. For those who have grown up appreciating nerd-culture, there’s an investment in attending a comic convention because they have grown alongside their favorite characters and universes. This community is cultivated on a kind of give-and-take of knowledge and passion for geek things.
There’s also this really incredibly inclusive aspect to nerdiness that you don’t have to meet requirements of a certain kind of “personhood” to actually be a nerd. There are people from all walks of life who find themselves fascinated by all things geeky. I have a friend from Lille who introduced me to my first graphic novels, a friend from the Bronx who sent me a documentary on comic artists, and a friend from Encarnación who convinced me to read sci-fi novels. The point is this: there is no guideline on who can or cannot be a nerd, and there is certainly no “*Exclusions apply, see back for details” on any comic, book, movie, video game, or convention. This is a community of people who, even for just a day, lay aside their differences to come together based on a common-thread appreciation of an art form.
If it is true that there is no *Exclusions apply, see back for details on anything nerdy, then it is even more true for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He came not to condemn the world, but to save the world… the ENTIRE world (John 3:16-17). The Gospel is for men, women, all sinners, and all those sinned against. Christians come from a multitude of circumstances, experiences, cultures, and heritages. Based on that alone, it is evident that you don’t have to be a certain kind of person before becoming a Christian. Jesus has extended adoption to us through His death and resurrection, to call Christians children of God (John 1:12-13, Galatians 3:26-29). We are known as God’s children by the love we have for one another, despite our circumstances, experiences, cultures and heritages. Jesus is the common foundation on which we build our lives, and that alone unites us in a unique and profound way.
Alexandria is a worship coordinator for Driven Youth Ministries, and small group leader for Shift Preteens and The One Young Adults. She has a passion for Marvel Movies and graphic novels, as well as Lord of the Rings or anything fantasy. Find her on Twitter at @faitdetoiles
Check out the first photos of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel! Reports are saying the costume’s color palate is supposedly inspired by the original Mar-Vell Kree costume. No doubt Carol Danvers will end up in her better know red, gold and blue before it’s all over. What do you think?
Last night, Nintendo showed one of the most innovative, fun, creative, and cost-effective toys ever made for video games. The Nintendo Labo is a series of Do-It-Yourself cardboard creations that can be used with the Nintendo Switch for a whole new experience, and is set to release April 20, 2018. Some of these cool, interactive “Toy-Cons” include a 13 key piano
A fishing rod
And whatever this thing is
The starting Variety Kit includes “two Toy-Con RC cars, a Toy-Con fishing rod, a Toy-Con house, a Toy-Con motorbike, and a Toy-Con piano.” And will be priced at about $70.
The Robot Kit is an entirely different beast. It includes parts that you can use to “build an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack, and straps for your hands and feet,which you can then wear to assume control of a giant in-game robot.”
The Robot Kit is set to be a little more expensive than the Variety Kit, at $80.
Each Kit comes with game cartridges for the Nintendo Switch.
Is this the future of Nintendo? Is this the future of gaming? Inexpensive-to-manufacture add-ons. Will you buy these Toy-Con Kits when they come out? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below and on all of our social media.
We kick off Season 5 with a talk about doing things for the first time, we recap Megacon, play a music game and have a Random Encounter with a guest from the north.
00.00.00- Welcome Back
00.05.35 Hollaback, Girl
00.07.47- Countdown to 100
00.12.43- Megacon 2019 Recap
00.26.12- Steve-O Presents the Worst Thing Ever
00.33.36- Random Encounter
00.41.09- GAME: Mix Tape
00.58.24- THE TALK- First Time
01.32.22- Good Night, Everyone
Tony and Scott talk about the weather and catch up after a long break. We geek out about musicals and get undignified in their talk about worship.
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On the final episode of Season 4, the crew talks Endgame, plays a Marvel quote game and put right what once went wrong.
0.03.22- Social Media Encounters
0.06.48- Best Thing Ever
0.09.48- BTE Bracket Winners
0.12.21- Zach to the Future
0.16.36- Neff Finally Shows
0.17.19- GAME- Don't Quote Me MCU
0.48.16- Endgame (SPOILERS)
1.22.26- The End
As we approach Easter season we talk about coming back from loss and hurt, failure and obscurity. We're also excited to welcome former Mickey Mouse Club member Jennifer McGill as she shares her journey from stardom to something far greater.
0.00.00- Welcome and Introductions
0.04.13- Best Thing Ever Video Game Villains
0.7.31- Shout Out to Patreon Sponsors
0.21.42- Special Guest (Jennifer McGill)
1.05.05- Sicky Steve-O
1.08.00- Goodnight Everybody
Worlds collide as the Christian Nerd Scott Higa and the Nerd of God Tony Talavera join forces to bring you entertainment and enlightenment. We talk about the new Star Wars Episode IX trailer, look ahead to Easter, and discuss Romans 6.
As believers, we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Today we're talking sports entertainment... WCW, WWE, and all the fun of Pro Wrestling. With Special guests Mike D and David.
0.00.00- Welcome and Intro
0.05.15- Why We Like Wrestling?
0.13.02- GAME- Hit My Music!
0.32.29- Neff Knows... Kinnikuman
0.38.55- Best Thing Ever!
0.42.57- GAME- Cut a Bible Promo
0.54.45- THE TALK- Spiritual Wrestling
1.25.30- The Landing
We talk Youth Pastor Summit, the Disney/Fox acquisition, a Best Thing Ever Lightning Round, and discuss the masks people wear.
0.02.21- Pizza Talk and Who Killed Heath Ledger?
0.08.44- What's New in Nerd World?
0.20.32- Road to Megacon
0.27.00- BEST THING EVER
0.37.28- GAME- 8-for-8 (#YPS19 Edition)
0.55.21- The Talk (MASKS)
1.33.35- Presents for Neff
1.36.13- Closing Time
Worlds collide as the Christian Nerd Scott Higa and the Nerd of God Tony Talavera join forces to bring you entertainment and enlightenment. We talk Captain Marvel, Moses and the burning bush, and let the chips fall where they may.
This week we wrap up Best Thing Ever Villains Edition, play a Name Blending Game, and discuss our top lists of Games, Movies, Christian Artists and Bible Characters.
0.00.00- Welcome and Introductions
0.03.41- Jelly Bean Talk
0.8.20- What Are You In To?
0.14.43- GAME- Steven's Redemption
0.25.45- Best Thing Ever FINALE
0.35.00- The Talk
1.26.06- Closing Comments
Worlds collide as the Christian Nerd Scott Higa and the Nerd of God Tony Talavera join forces to bring you entertainment and enlightenment. In preparation for Captain Marvel's release, Classic Comic Conversation looks at Carol Danvers taking on the Captain Marvel mantel. In Bible Study, they talk about their own failures and how God wants to work through our shortcomings.
This episode is an All Play, all games, all night- This time the games were all brought by different members of the crew!
0.00.23- Welcome and Intros
0.07.38- Best Thing Ever
0.12.58- All Play!
0.15.09- SHOWS FOR THOSE WHO KNOWS
0.31.25- Win Jackie's Blanket!
0.33.30- FRASES FAMILIARES
0.42.50- SOUNDS FAMILIAR: MCU EDITION
1.06.48- WHAT'S MY NAME AGAIN?
1.11.54- THE CHAMELEON
1.23.04- All Play Review and Goodnights
Worlds collide as the Christian Nerd Scott Higa and the Nerd of God Tony Talavera join forces to bring you entertainment and enlightenment. We start with more poop talk because we've done too much youth ministry, count down some of our favorite nerdy couples, and read the first Psalm.
*This episode contains no actual sex, drugs, or rock n' roll.
Sometimes what's in the box doesn't match what's on the box. This week we talks Fyre Festival and how sometimes we might be misrepresenting what it means to follow Jesus.
0.00.00- Welcome and Introductions
0.05.39- Back from the Bahamas
0.09.11- Megacon Updates
0.13.52- NOG Open Auditions
0.16.48- Superbowl Commercials Recap
0.32.02- (GAME) Fill in the Blanks
0.44.09 Best Thing Ever Semi-Final Round
0.46.36- (THE TALK) False Advertisement
The NOG crew takes to the high seas on a cruise ship to the Caribbean. What adventures awaited them in the Bahamas? Who discovered they had an addiction to coin operated gaming? Who threw up on who? Listen to find out!
This week we talk about our guilty pleasures and how we deal with actual guilt.
0.00.00 Welcome and introductions
0.05.07 Chatting about things
0.23.21 (BEST THING EVER) Joker vs Vader
0.29.18 (GAME) Weird Things Humans Search For
0.48.20 (THE TALK) Guilty Pleasures
Worlds collide as the Christian Nerd Scott Higa and the Nerd of God Tony Talavera join forces to bring you entertainment and enlightenment. We talk youth ministry, Star Trek, Marvel Comics and even a little about Jesus.
As the year starts we talk about how easy it is to start well but hard hard it can be to finish strong too. We welcome back Josh "J-Mart" Martin.
0.11.50- New Year's Day Recap
0.21.41- Famous Firsts (A Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Game)
0.36.44- New Year Updates
0.48.17- Best Thing Ever (Green Goblin vs Kahn)
0.52.23- A Trip Down Meme-ory Lane
1.04.52- The Talk- STARTING WELL
1.32.43- Bonus Interview
The crew talks about their favorite television shows, where they draw the line on appropriate content, and the limited benefits of sharing a birthday with Jesus.
0.00.22- Welcome and Introductions
0.06.33- GAME- UVerses Television
0.28.56- Best Thing Ever and Special Guest
0.43.39- QUIZ- Who's Your TV Alter Ego
0.58.42- Talk TV
1.27.15- TV Talk gets Spiritual
2.02.40- The Landing
Finally... worlds collide as the Christian Nerd Scott Higa and the Nerd of God Tony Talavera join forces to bring you entertainment and enlightenment, heralding the beginning of the Nerdy Christian Universe.
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor" - Ecclesiastes 4:9
This week the Christian Nerd @ScottHiga takes over hosting duties in Tony T's absence and the crew talks Captain Marvel, Neff plays a game called Occupation Affiliation, and we look at the surprisingly elusive true meaning of Christmas.
We go live on Facebook to talk thankfulness and Black Friday strategy, we play some interactive games and hear from some of you in the comments section.
To watch the video version, visit https://youtu.be/5tFH5l_qkmw?t=287
This week we talk about leadership and what takes to be a great leader. We play a game with an UNO deck and interview Dr. Fred Garmon from Leader Labs.
0.00.00- Welcome and Introductions
0.06.24- Youth Pastor Summit and Whatnot
0.16.55- Best Thing Ever
0.22.22- UKnow (GAME)
0.46.25- The Talk (Leaders Lead)
1.07.14- Interview Dr. Fred Garmon
1.14.57- Leadership Test
This week we talk all things that go bump in the night and send shivers down your spine. Plus a Horror Movie trivia game that we force pastors to play and we welcome back an old friend.
0.05.12- One Point Six Billion Dollars
0.08.59- Things To Which We Subscribe
0.18.38- Church Polity and Giveaways
0.22.21- GAME- Does Your Pastor Watch Horror Movies?
0.38.42- Best Thing Ever
0.46.54- Welcome the Terror
0.49.13- THE TALK- Fear Itself
1.42.41- Closing Salutations
This week we share our testimonies and how God has moved and worked in our lives. We welcome Nerd of Godsquad member Alexandria Maurica!
0.04.03- Welcome Special Guest
0.09.00- Random Convo
0.40.25- Best Thing Ever
0.49.06- Alexandria Begins
0.54.52- Testimony Time
0.58.29- Jackie's Story
1.03.11- Lismari's Story
1.08.34- Neff's Story
1.17.28- Steve-O's Story
1.29.52- Alexandria's Story
1.50.42- The Landing
2.02.58- Blessing and Dismissal
This episode is an All Play, all games, all night- with special guest Scott Higa,The Christian Nerd.
0.00.20- Welcome and Intros
0.05.28- Best Thing Ever
0.09.05- All Play!
0.09.38- Is You Is or Is You Ain't? (part one)
0.16.52- Welcome Scott Higa
0.18.43- Weird Things Humans Search For
0.39.43- Lost in Translation
0.58.41- Host with the Most
1.18.13- Closing Salutations
We discuss the evil across out favorite fictions, and, as we observe 9/11, we remember that evil exists in real life, too.
Best Thing Ever- JOKER vs MAGNETO
Special Guests- Howard Salter, Friday Ssemujju
The NOG crew share the moments that make us. Plus we play a Bible game, talk about Dungeons & Dragons, pit Magneto vs the Joker, and find out about the monsters of Puerto Rico.
0.00.00- Welcome and Introductions
0.07.33- The Hot Seat
0.16.16- D&D Recap
0.23.55- Crazy Puerto Rican News
0.30.40- Mythological Creatures
0.34.43- Best Thing Ever (Villains Edition)
0.38.56- Bible PPT Game
0.51.38- Nerd Of God Moments
1.06.05- The Talk (No Unimportant Moments)
We talk about the characters we love and why we love them, plus what it takes to demonstrate Christlike Character in our lives. We also take personality tests and engage in a wordplay game. Surprisingly, Lismari returns.
00.20- Welcome and Introductions
9.52- Spend a day in D.C. with Steven or Nich
13.16- NOG goes ASMR
14.41- WordPlay (CONTACT!)
39.38- Best Thing Ever
1.04.00- Personality Tests
1.20.44- The Talk (Character Counts)
1.32.48- Nerdy Resolutions
In the Season Four premier we talk about the journeys we undertake in our lives and how God uses them to shape us for our true purpose and destiny. We also welcome new crew member Lismari.
00.49- Welcome and Introductions
13.30- If We Were
29.43- Best Thing Ever
42-52- GAME (Who's on the Menu?)
52.44- Vacation Food
1.02.32- The Talk (There and Back Again)
1.51.12- Unintentional Predictions
We've reached the end of our three season journey, and as we wrap up the season finale we discuss how some of our favorite stories deal with the dangling plot lines that we call cliffhangers. We'll also play a cat game with Neff, recap our week at Megacon and enjoy an all too rare visit from Nerd of Godcast founding member The lovely Tori Jones.
0.01.01- Welcome and Introductions
0.06.32- If We Were Take One
0.11.11- If We Were take Two
0.24.11- Tiny Puppies
0.25.53- Retail Therapy and Coupon Codes
0.26.53- Solo Spoiler Free Review
0.32.18- Barely Contained Anger
0.35.00- Megacon 2018
1.05.08- GAME (Panther or Panther)
2.07.09- THANK YOU, PATRONS!
"What episode is this, Bill and Ted?"
With that, this week we're talking about being a grown up. It's a world where you can stay up as late as you want and eat ice cream for breakfast, but you've also got to pay bills, go to the gym, do taxes and watch things like Dancing with the Stars... being an adult is the prefect picture of great power and great responsibility.
0.5.51- What's in EJ's Cup?
0.17.25- GAME- Who's Your Daddy?
0.40.24- The Only Bad Pizza is No Pizza
0.45.45- THE TALK- Grow Up!
1.38.20- Characters That Grew Up
1.47.45- The End of Our Journey
Pop quiz, hotshot! This week we're talking about the tests that we go through in life, from how we fare to how we prepare. We'll also do which of the following?
A) Play a rhyming game
B) Discuss the brilliance of Kanye West
C) Turn one of the twins into an urban legend monster
D) All of the above
0.01.11- Welcome and Introductions
0.06.12- If We Were
0.15.24- Rhyme Time
0.17.04- Poopity Scoop
0.27.42- Infinity War Re-Reflection (SPOILERS)
0.44.51 (Spoilers End)
0.46.22 Neff News
0.55.09 The Talk (Testing)
1.49.28 Fear has a new name
Conflict seems to be a foundational element to who we are as humans... but what if God has a different way to look at why we do battle? What if there really is a GOOD FIGHT?
Plus we do a little time-hopping and give both our predictions and review of Marvel's Avenger: Infinity War. We had a game, but it turned into a full episode on its own, so we'll post that as a bonus feature on our blog at NerdOfGodcast.com
Amidst speculation that someone is going to die in the Avengers' Infinity War, and inspired by Palpatine's Order 66, we discuss the beauty of life and the inevitability of death. For those who's faith rests in the Lord death is not the end, merely the end of the beginning.
With guests Sheena Talavera and David S. Nelson.
0.0.56 Welcome and intros
0.6.47 If We Were- Disney Sidekicks
0.18.36 Thanos Demands Your Silence
0.46.41 Twitter game
0.47.58 Who Gon' Die in Infinity War?
0.21.16 GAME: Chicken and the Egg- MCU Edition
1.04.05 THE TALK (Order Sixty-Six)
1.34.27 - Post-creditmania
We've got a NEW episode in the flavor of Season One as we reunite the ORIGINAL Nerd of Godcast Crew.
Whether you've been with us since the start or this is your first time around, enjoy a look at what our show might have been like if The Lovely Tori never left.
If you look hard enough, everyone has something that really grinds their gears. Today we're going to look at the right and wrong ways to get annoyed.
Plus, we're hanging out with a couple new friends, playing Obama Llama, and we re-review Spider-Man Homecoming for #ISeeYouMCU
0.6.24- Jokes with Julia
0.11.52- IF WE WERE TOYS
0.25.44- Neff News
0.32.53- GAME: Obama Llama
0.47.20- I See You MCU
1.21.25- The Talk (ANNOYED)
This week we're going to give you a chance to get to know the NOGCast Crew a bit better in a special interview-style episode. Plus Steve-O gets dramatic in tonight's game and we welcome back Scott Higa to chat in this week's #ISeeYouMCU
There are many things in our lives in which we fail to see to completion. This week we talk about that, plus a game with some new friends from Youth Pastor Summit and we look back at Captain America Civil War in #ISeeYouMCU.
0.08.55- IF WE WERE STAR WARS
0.19.08 Megacon Update
0.21.48 Prayer Requests
0.24.24 Youth Pastor Summit
0.30.57 GAME: YPS10/10
0.50.41 I See You MCU (W/Scott Higa)
1.11.34 The Talk: Half Full
1.27.21 Commercial Break
1.28.28 A Car Bumper Rusting
1.45.37 The Sound of Paint Drying
2.03.06 Our Favorite Brownie Recipes
We're talking about WINNING- from the Oscars to the Olympics to your favorite Video Game, what does it take to win, how do you know you're winning, and what do you get that makes it all worth it?
0.06.36- IF WE WERE KIDS TV SHOW HOSTS
0.09.02- Shout out to new Patrons
0.23.44- Neff News
0.32.18- I See You MCU (W/Scott Higa)
1.06.43- NEFF'S M' BAKU CHALLENGE
1.12.37- GAME: YOU'RE THE BEST AROUND
1.41.54- The Talk: WINNING
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There are times when you just can't do it on your own, and that's when we need a little help, whether it's from a faithful sidekick, a kind stranger, or from the grace of God. We'll talk about this idea, plus a movie title mash-up game, a special call -n guest from the Nerd of God network, and an announcement about where we will be this May 24-27th.
It's the Valentine's season, and this week we're talking about love... not just romantic love (although you might find some of that this week in the most awkward dating game ever!)
We're talking "Galentines and Palentines," the friendships that God gives us, plus Scott Higa stops by to talk Thor the Dark World in our I See You MCU.
We're talking Disney, from theme park memories to beloved songs to all the live action remakes of their animated classics.
Special Guests Rodney & Linsdey Cannon and Sheena Talavera.
Plus, we discuss Avengers with Scott Higa in this week's I See You MCU.
We're not about throwing out the baby, but sometimes you've got to refresh that bath water. This episode we talk about refreshing our faith and our fandom.
Plus special music by Ben Knight, and we welcome The Christian Nerd Scott Higa to talk about Thor in this weeks #ISeeYouMCU
We get excited about the most wonderful time of the year, so let us be the soundtrack to your last-minute shopping, gift wrapping, hot cocoa drinking, snow angel-making holiday fun.
Play fun games as we welcome special guest Ben Knight to share some songs and find out what Christmas is all about!
The crew got together to see the premier of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Hear our initial thoughts and reactions.
Featuring guest reviewer Cameron from 1 Geek 4:11 and a special Star Wars song by Christian Nerdcore artist Erik Stephen.
We're joined by the Christian Nerd Scott Higa and together we spoil the Justice League movie and talk about how we all have a place in God's League.
A game called Chicken vs. Egg
Our first impressions of Marvel's Runaways and The Punisher
The final round of Best Thing Ever
We review Stranger Things 2, Thor: Ragnarok, and Season One (and done) of Marvel's Inhumans. We discuss the nuanced cuisine known only as Turducken, and the crew opens up and shares that for which we're truly thankful.
We talk about the new comic book movie trailers, play a game that reminds us monsters need love too, and as we're in the middle of Halloween season, we discuss the conflict between wanting free candy vs maybe possibly engaging in a satanic ritual.
Not wasting time celebrating 50 shows with nostalgia and all that kind of goings-on, we're going to talk about Hurricane Irma, we meet our hip hop battle winner Ben Knight, and play some boss level trivia games.
Welcome to what we THOUGHT was the 50th episode of the NOGcast. In reality it's only episode 49. But that's exactly what we end up talking about... sometimes we try to do things before the thing is ready to be done which usually doesn't work out for anyone.
We also announce the winner of our NOGcast rap battle, prepare for a real life hurricane, and mourn the end of #StevenSeason.
This week we talk about the great shows & games that were taken away before their time, and how God extends grace that brings our hearts back from the brink of cancellation.
Plus first impressions on Netflix's Defenders, the Nerd of Godcast Rap Battle and a special Christian Nerd podcast cameo.
WELL, WE TRIED...
We set out to do a live, video episode. We wanted to do everything in real time, no edits, nothing cut or added... but something went wrong and all we have left is the audio version and a bunch of good intentions. That's what happens when you live without a safety net.
Without advance warning Steve-O is given the captain's chair for this episode, but with no time to prepare or plan, leading the show can be a challenge... We'll talk Comic-Con, take a spiritual gifts test, and discuss living life by faith, vision and intentionality to reach God's best for us.
This episode we are on location at Florida Youth Camp. We spend the whole time talking about all the things we remember from our childhood in the 80s and early 90s, and then take a look back at church culture THEN vs NOW, plus BEST THING EVER, OBAMA LLAMA, and our reviews of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. Tony welcomes a more seasoned crew in Pastors Justin Stewart, Rodney and Lindsey Cannon, Jason and Dani Wright and Lloyd Smith.
On our Season Three premier we're talking about Love and marriage, from the standpoint of our top nerdy class couples to some of our ever lovin' favorites from sunday school.
Plus a celebrity couple name game, this season's Best Thing Ever, and find out how, with the touch of a button, you can win a Nerd of Godcast prize pack.
“I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final exam.” -George Carlin
In our Season Two finale we discuss getting old and we quiz some awesome senior adults on their nerd knowledge. This is 40.
Nails on a chalkboard. Green potato chips. Talking to someone with coffee breath. With all these unsavory things existing in the universe, some hold the opinion that Christians are worse still. Why the bad rap? Did we earn this? Can we shake it?
Plus, we welcome back EJ "NEHS" Nieves and the band Hello Revolution.
This week we stare in to the mirror, gazing into the multiverse of alternate timelines, parallel universes and dark dimensions. What choices have we made that have changed the very fabric of our reality and the direction of our history?
Also a 4-year-old named Lorelei hijacks the show.
Let's talk reboots and resolutions. A new year is a time where we consider the changes in course we'd like to see in our lives, and we talk about how that shows up in storytelling, pop culture, and our faith.
Plus the conclusion of Season Two's BEST THING EVER!
Steve-O and Neff kick off 2017 by taking a look back at some highlights form our first two seasons. It's a clip show.
Tell us your favorite moments by connecting with us on social media... we're on FB, Twitter, and Insta @NerdOfGodcast
PARENTAL ADVISORY: This episode contains frank and direct discussion on the existence of Santa Claus. Just want to make sure we don't ruin any holiday fun for the little ears.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the season with your Nerd of God friends, experience the final round of "Best Thing Ever," and allow us to spoil the new Star Wars Rogue One movie for you!
Merry Christmas, to all!
When a character shows up in a TV show, comic book, movie or game that he or she doesn't belong in, you know things are going to get crazy... Crossover crazy! This week we talk about the best and worst times we've seen universes collide.
We also play a rousing round of Punderdome, and we feature special guest Scott Higa, The Christian Nerd.
This week we dive into the movies and games we love and the music that makes them work, plus how music informs our worship and walk with God. This episode features special guests Keith Stacey and Chris LaRue Horton.
All video game music used is property of its respective owners.
It's episode 30, so it's time for another ALL PLAY!
Brace yourself for the excitement of 10-year-old Marvel Movie Trivia, a Neil Diamond inspired sing-along game, and a classic example of why you never let Steve-O use a thesaurus.
Also, we unexpectedly had one more person on the show than normal.
This week we talk about how sometimes we need to make the hard choice to change our mind on things, even if it means giving something up that we really care about.
We also eat the most disgusting thing we've ever had for Snacktime, Everybody. It made us change our minds about a few things.
This episode features special guest EJ Nieves, AKA Offical NEHS.
Why do some things we enjoy stand the test of time and seem to get better with age while others are painfully bad, more than deserving their spot in the thrift store bargain bin? We talk about what separates the classics from the crap.
Also, we talk Stranger Things and a Steven brings you a bad, bad rendition of Alexander Hamilton.
In this episode we play a clever word game, we spoil the heck out of Suicide Squad (from the 38 minute mark until the 1:03, in case you want to skip it) and we discuss whether you'd want your spiritual life to look like the Marvel or DC cinematic Universe.
Tonight we celebrate Episode 25 with an ALL PLAY night! Five-Second Rule, Super Hero Scramble, Star Wars Trivia and one of our new favorites, Linkee. Plus, use your imagination to pretend YOU'RE eating Pocky with us for Snack Time!
If you like the game Linkee, you should purchase it. Get more info at playlinkee.com
Tonight we test our guests comic book knowledge, recap the camp drama, and talk about guilty pleasure movies, all the the soothing sounds of ice cream sandwich wrappers being undone.
Featuring Rodney Cannon, Jason Wright, Lloyd Smith and Justin Stewart.
On location at Florida Youth Camp, we almost entirely fail to discuss how super heroes are their own worst enemy. We do play the Metagame and keep it fairly family friendly. With Special Guests Dustin Alexander, Justin Stewart, and Mayor Rodney Cannon.
On this unusually musical episode, we pause to say thanks to all the great dads who have challenged us, encouraged us, and helped us grow!
Plus we go downtown to Noun Town, check out the Neff News E3 wrap up, and dust off a segment we debuted back in Episode 1.
This week we discuss the newest X-Men movie which spins off into a conversation about the real apocalypse. Hilarity ensues.
Plus snack time, Neff News, and a Best Thing Ever battle with TV's Will Friedel.
Steering into our Sophomore Slump, we kick off this season by introducing new crew members and familiar faces, a brand new producer, and the game night that had no choice but to keep them all together.
It's Nerd of God.cast Season Two.
On this, our season finale, we discuss the best and worst Easter candy, take beef jerky to the movies, and have our collective hearts ripped out when one of us says goodbye to the Nerd of God.cast for the last time.
This episode we talk about what it takes to be a great leader, re-live some of the best motivational movie speeches, Tori brings in bean-filled honey pancakes, and Spider-Man shows up in the Civil War trailer. Plus, Neff finally pulled the trigger on a major life decision.
"How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!" Psalm 133:1
This week we talk about how trust, unity, and even conflict in a team can bring us closer together and make us a family. Life is better together. We're joined by special guest Christian Dzadek, host of Youtube's StreetFood!
Tonight we welcome back Jessica Terror and enjoy a night of games in our special ALL PLAY episode. Witness as we try out new, untested games and contests. Laugh with the victories and defeats. Silently judge us as we get too competitive for our own good!
Talking about L-O-V-E and all the wonderful stuff that goes along with it, with special quest "Cap'n" Jackie Wilson. We try out a new game called SCIRYL and test ourselves to see what our love language is.
This is the director's cut, with 15 minutes of bonus audio as we discuss best nerd-culture class couples!
Don't make her angry. You wouldn't like her when she's angry.
Neff is back and try as he might he just can't get on Tori's good side. We play Marvel comics trivia and do a Rando Bible Study, but in the spirit of Matthew 24:22 this episode is cut a little short.
After the tragic loss of their previous episode (#NOG13 #NeverForget) the crew take a look at the rules that exist in the universe, both those that bring frustration and those that bring freedom. Also, we discover that the lovely Tori might have been a dog at one time.
Check out this one-shot where we feature music by some more of our favorite Christian Nerdy Artists. Enjoy Big AL Cherry, The JustHis League, Sky Blew and Ian the Gecko. Enjoy the sounds and please support these artists!
In this episode, which incidentally includes no actual conversation on the HBO show it shares a title with, we talk about what we do for entertainment when we are on the potty and why it's difficult to share our faith sometimes. No shortage of awkward this time.
The crew takes a look back at the 365 days that we called 2015, tipping their hats to the moments that defined the year. From Gotham to Hell's Kitchen, from Isla Nublar to Jakku, we hit the high points of a year that will live in nerd infamy.
Tony T, Steve-O, The Lovely Tori and the Big Man Neff go see Star Wars Episode VII together then proceed to geek out about it all over this One Shot Episode.
WARNING: The first 30 minutes is guaranteed spoiler-free... after that PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN UNLESS YOU'VE SEEN THE FORCE AWAKENS!
OTHER WARNING: We're pretty sure Tori is in love with Kylo Ren.
We talk about X-Men Apocalypse, play the card game Superfight, and spend quite a bit of time answering your emails. If you like totally random questions, this episode will minister to you in a personal way.
We discuss the Hero's Journey and how it fits into our favorite stories, we break down the Bible as a narrative, and we play some fun hero games. Also, Samwise vs Frodo: Who is the real hero? Enjoy our uncomfortable debate!
Our Nerd of Godcast crew can't quite commit to one topic tonight... perhaps we're too excited about the Thanksgiving Holiday, or getting ready for Megacon Fan Days, or maybe we're just super tired. Let our folly be your entertainment as we go from Street Fighter to Star Wars, from Playworld to Papua New Guinea.
This week we take time to break it down with some of our favorite Christian hip hop and nerdcore artists. Enjoy tracks from EL-7EVEN, BIG AL CAPWN, THE JUST-HIS LEAGUE, and our own QUENTIN NEFF. Turn down the lights and turn up the bass.
We proudly present to you a theatrical performance from a galaxy far far away as the NOG.cast crew does a table reading of Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars (http://www.quirkbooks.com/ShakespeareStarWars) and talks about the "stage fright" we sometimes feel when sharing our faith.
"I have told you these things before they happen so that when they do happen, you will believe." ~Jesus (John 14:29)
We charge our Flux Capacitors and travel to the future, October 21st, 2015. Come talk nerdy with us on an adventure through time.
Tony T flies solo for this one shot episode, wrestling with the "should or shouldn't I" of watching the new Star Wars trailer, how much is too much when it comes to plot spoilers, and how there is little else as wonderful as experiencing the unspoiled gift of story. (This one shot contains no actual spoilers)
A "fun sized" one-shot recorded after Nerd of God.cast Night at the Movies. We talk movies made from books, books made from movies, movies about the Bible and discover right off the bat that Tori may be a hamster.
Episode 2 of the Nerd of God.cast... As a thunderstorm raged all around us, we answer listener questions, play "Old Testament Character or Sci-Fi Alien?" build a Lord of the Rings Theme Park and discuss why sacrifice is foundational to great storytelling.
In this "fun sized" episode, Tony T discusses armor forging in Skyrim and Dragon Age, reveals a bit of his love/hate relationship with elves, and gives fashion advice for dancing with Diablo in the pale moonlight.
Bonus Feature! Music by hip hop artist and geek EL-7EVEN.
Check him out at el-7ven.bandcamp.com