My podcast explores entertainment culture (nerd, pop, ect),self improvement and philosophy with a touch of whimsy and humor.
Episode 54: Sometimes the room gets dusty

I am eternally grateful to Trevor for giving me a real honest to goodness avatar/icon! I feel like a legit podcast! Links from the pod:  

  • My Twitter Awards:
  • Meaningless Awards 2012 best new pods @MissionLogPod @MadManBoxPod @FEaB_Podcast @JonahRaydio you win my continued support! #DiHardPod
  • Meaningless awards 2012: fav twitter @DoctorQuemmento @WGladstone @Pixelation @MattMira Thx for the consistent Lols! You win my admiration!
  • Meaningless Awards 2012: best fan friendly feeds @nerdist @twhiddleston @WilliamShatner You win my respect and non creepy hugs! :)
  • Meaningless awards 2012 Best Indi Films @birbigs and @JoshRadnor I can't say enough good about these films! Go buy 'em! Please?
  • Goals for 2013
  • From the Web! Favorite moments from TV. A random tweet from @nerdist.
  • A very special interview
Direct download: episode_54.mp3
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A very special Thank You to Trevor! He brought my vision of a logo to life! I feel like a real podcast now that I have a dedicated logo! *HUGS*

  • Shooting in CT
  • Read this article on the CT Tragedy: http://sierrahouk.com/2012/12/14/839/
  • I wish Chris Hardwick smelled like petrocol.
  • We (my guy and I) actually live in Markt Schwarben not Poing. Roland works in Poing. I know this!
  • Christmas and what it has come to mean to me. For me the holiday season is a time to decompress from the busy fall and get ready for the spring. This year it is very hard for me to be excited about Christmas. I cannot believe another year is gone. I'll save the introspection for next week's podcast.
  • Comments from Twitter: @DanBeyerle :listening to "Ho Ho Hoey" while setting up decorations and opening presents. Favorite Movie is "A Christmas Story"
  • @JamesEnsor: The Home Alone Dualogy. I don't consider 3, 4, or 5 to be legit Home Alone movies. #53
  • @Kacibelle national lampoon's Christmas vacation #holidayshenanagians
  • @rhinosaur aka Curtis: Muppet Christmas Carol followed closely by The Ref.
  • @Louie_Moo I think my favorite Christmas movie is probably Gremlins.
  • Invisible Mikey: Left a lovely message on my WordPress page.
  • My Top 5 and why.

Have a safe and fun holiday season! Remember, do not give up what you want most for what you want right now! I really appreciate you taking the time to read and listen to my silly little podcast. Songs used: Open up wide performed by the 2008 URI Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany. Do it anyway by Ben Folds Five

Direct download: episode_53.mp3
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So we begin with the mind. I have a bunch of revolutions to pass on to you. They might blow your mind!

  • Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Nerdist-Way-Reach-Next-Level/dp/042525318X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353680186&sr=1-1&keywords=nerdist+way
  • You are the warden rather than the prisoner of your emotions. - Chris Hardwick
  • The third is the Carlos Castaneda quote "We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” It only makes sense to put your energy into being happy. Making that decision only brings positive energy into your life. People like being around happy people.
  • Choose a positive attitude.
  • If you are looking for evidence to support your particular attitude, you will find it in the world. If you think the world is full of trolls, you will find them. In fact they are all you will see.
  • RPG Your Life
  • Character Tome
  • Quemment Time!
  • Today's Lesson: You deserve to be happy. More on that next week.

Here are some links that deal with the issues we discussed:

  • Josh Rodner: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/josh-radnor-liberal-arts-meet/id301899522?i=120482992&mt=2
  • http://www.nerdist.com/2012/11/nerdist-podcast-maria-bamford-returns/
  • http://www.nerdist.com/2012/12/maria-bamford-and-how-laughter-is-the-best-medicine-when-it-hits-closest-to-home/
  • Depression Comx: http://depressioncomix.tumblr.com/
Direct download: podcast_WNW_0-02_2.mp3
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Episode 52: The Good and the Bad

In this episode I nerd out about my trip to Nashville and Memphis TN.

  • Sightseeing in Nashville
  • Shopping in Nashville including buying the pink boots because cowboy boots are cool! (Sez the Doctor!)
  • Chris Hardwick comedy set
  • JC Cope was the MC
  • Chris Killian was the "Middle" I forgot to mention that I referred to him as the "other" Chris. I also feel really bad about not buying his CD. One of these days I will remember to bring cash to the Nerdist events!
  • Super Special Awesome Welcome to the people I met in Nashville: Chris & Shannon, Glen, the family and the guys at the gas station on the way to Memphis!

Opening theme: "Get It On" performed by the 2008 University of Rhode Island Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany Ending Theme: "Do It Anyway" by Ben Folds Five off their album "The Sound of the Life of the Mind" available where you purchase your multimedia! Thank you for listening and reading! Remember, do not give up what you want most for what you want right now!

Links:

  • @ckcomedy http://www.ckcomedy.com/
  • https://twitter.com/whoistccope
  • https://twitter.com/chrisdashrob
  • https://twitter.com/shannonfox
  • https://twitter.com/0p3r8r
  • For more samples of TC Cope and Chris Killian: http://spillway.ca/episode-52-the-good-and-the-bad

Direct download: episode_52.mp3
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Episode 51b: You gotta BE!

Originally I was going to name this episode: I'm telling you guys, it's not a cult! But I listened to the Nerdist Episode "Microwave Beef." They were talking about Chris' birthday party. Jonah's go to kareoke song is "You gotta be." I have not heard this song in ages but I have no been able to keep it out of my head. So I recorded it. Yes I included it on this episode. YOU are welcome. This is my craziest episode to date. I apologize for rambling but hopefully you have fun listening!

Thank you for listening! Remember, do not give up what you want most for what you want right now! Larry Miller returns in 2013---if the Myans were wrong! But we all know they were! Opening Theme is "Open up wide" performed by the 2008 URI Marching Band. The closing theme is "Do it anyway" by Ben Folds Five. [youtube="http://youtu.be/VgICnbC2-_Y"]

Direct download: podcast_0-51b.mp3
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This is my 5th year back in the URI Marching Band.  Everyone in the band is so smart and talented.  We work really hard and the results are amazing.  I wish I could post the field shows. I'm honored and thrilled to be part of this incredible organization! Everyone is super talented and dedicated.  I am so grateful for all the memories!!

This show was taped on my iPhone so the quality isn't the best but it's pretty decent.

Pass in Review program for the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band

  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 9
  • Jupiter
  • Drum Line #1
  • Magical Mystery Tour/Lady Madonna
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Blackbird/Yesterday
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/The End
  • Drum Line #2
  • El Cumbanchero
  • Green Onions
  • Everybody’s Everything
  • Drum Line #3
  • Time Warp
  • Watermelon Man
  • Apache
  • Louie Louie
  • Fight Song Segue Sung
  • Alma Mater

URI, the URI Marching Band nor I own any of the copy rights to the music performed on this podcast.  No copy right infringement intended so pleas don't sue me, URI or the URI Marching Band!

Direct download: podcast_0-51.mp3
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Episode 50 Walking the Nerdist Way pt. 1

This is the first of many parts of Walking the Nerdist Way. (If you have a better idea let me know and I'll buy you a free Nerdist T-Shirt).

Important Links:

Summary

  1. Walking the Nerdist Way contest: help me think of a better name and I'll buy you a t-shirt of your choice from http://www.spreadshirt.com/
  2. Why read the Nerdist Way?
  3. The mind: You are the time lord of your TARDIS! Seize your nerdly powers and use them to help you and not hurt you.
  4. The Body: Important because when your body hurts everything sucks.
  5. Time: find out where you are loosing time and capture it for greater productivity for creativity!
  6. I <3 School and Large Debts: College (or advanced training): This is an investment in YOU.

Thank you for listening! Remember, do not give up what you want most for what you want right now! Opening Theme: Estancia performed by the 2010 URI Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardanay. Closing Theme: Louie Louie performed by the 2011 URI Marching Band.

Direct download: podcast_0-50.mp3
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Episode 49: Tastes Delicious

Things discussed on the pod:

Thank you for listening! Happy Thanksgiving! Reember do not give up what you want most for what you want right now!

Opening theme is Open Up Wide by the 2008 URI Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany. The end songs were from the 2012 Pass In Review:

  • Tacada in Fugue in D Minor (Bach)
  • Jupiter (Holtz)
  • Yesterday (Beatles)
  • El Cubencherio
  • Louie Louie
Direct download: podcast_0-49.mp3
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This podcast was recorded on my way to New Hampshire.

Stuff talked about:

  • Props and puppets, I forgot the name of Jeff Dunham
  • I tell my favorite Chris Hardwick joke BADLY (But do watch his special on Comedy Central!!!)
  • The nature of comedy
  • The advantages of editing and not being lazy
  • Comedy mashup is cool
  • Larry Miller is still not back

Follow me on @dihard11

For more information: http://dihard.info

Direct download: Episode_48_Im_sorry_Chris_Hardwick.mp3
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Episode 47: Post Nerdist Live Blues

Post Nerdist Blues (I should write a song).

  • Met Patty Marvel (@pattymarvel) She a collaborator for my wordpress site and writes many intelligent comments on Nerdist.com.
  • Met Erika who is a friend of Tarah and Gillian. Tarah and Gillian dressed as Daleks. Everyone wanted their photos. It was very cool.
  • Ate dinner at Carmine's. Very good Italian food and very good conversation.
  • Nerdist show had no stand up but a very good conversation featuring Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beachman. (Joel Hodgman was also there)
  • I quemmented. I say my follow up quemment on this podcast. That's always the way eh?
  • I finally started covering the Nerdist Way. I talk about goals and milestones. I also reveal my character's name and it's origin.
  • HIMYM has started!!
  • Jonah Raydio: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/10/jonah-raydio-1-episode-2/

Thank you for listening! Remember, don't give up what you want most for what you want right now! Opening theme: Open up Wide (2008) That Ram Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardanay. Closing segment is a word from Larry Miller followed by a sample of Do it Anyway by Ben Folds Five.

Direct download: podcast_0-47.mp3
Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 8:48pm EST
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