My podcast explores entertainment culture (nerd, pop, ect),self improvement and philosophy with a touch of whimsy and humor.

Thank you for your support! 

Have a fantastic Christmas and Holiday Season. I'll be back with the best of 2014!  

Have an EXCELLENT!

Direct download: Dec20242C201852.mp4
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Show Notes:

  • CH Has a New GF
  • Women are not prizes, seriously. The Nerd getting the Girl is just a wrong headed ideal.
  • PUPPY can run with tool made with a 3d pritner! The Story of the Puppy!

Opening by The University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany. Closer "I've Got You Under My Skin" by Frank Sinatra.

Direct download: Episode2013420-20123A173A142C207.4320PM.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 7:51pm EST
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  • Pete Holmes comes home!
  • The Gist with Mike Pesca, looking for current events with more cultural references than Nerdist--this is YOUR pod. Also, have you seen Too Many Cooks?  You should!  It's fantastic.
  • Walking Dead: Redemption

Music is by The University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

Direct download: Episode_133.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 4:15pm EST
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  • Amazon Reviews featuring me and Erica Burns
  • The story behind the Nerdist's podcast Enjoy Your Burito
  • The first instance of Enjoy Your Burito

Music by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

Direct download: Episode_132.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am EST
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The annual Pass In Review for the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of the most awesome person who ever was, Dr. Brian Cardany!



1.     Maria

2.     America

3.     Gee, Officer Krupke

4.     Tonight

5.     Drum Line #1

6.     What’d I Say

7.     Georgia On My Mind

8.     America the Beautiful/Hallelujah, I Love Her So

9.     Drum Line #2

10.The Pretender

11.Some Nights

12.I Got You (I Feel Good)

13.Gimme Some Lovin’

14.Drum Line #3

15.Game of Thrones

16.Shout It Out

17.Louie Louie

18.Fight Song Segue Sung

19.Alma Mater

20. Hey Baby

Direct download: Episode_131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm EST
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Show notes:

  • I talk about Artie Lange's non-appearance for @Midnight in NY.
  • Promo for 1 more podcastle!  If you like old video games, this pod is for YOU.
  • Jokes Jokes Jokes!
  • 2 Nerds 1 podcast promo.  I love these guys!  Go subscribe.

Music by The University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany

Direct download: DiHard-129.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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Show Notes:

  • Did Chris Hardwick cosplay as a sexy pkiachu?  Pkia Pikia indeed.
  • Silly Jokes.....X walks into a bar

Music by the University of Rhode Islan Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

Direct download: DiHard-128.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 9:21pm EST

Show Notes:

  • RI Comic Con
  • Hedwick and the Angry Inch
  • @Midnight (I'm an idiot)
  • My first improv show at PIG
  • Marching Band
  • Joke of the Week

Opening and closing themes by the University of Rhode Isand Ram Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany.

Direct download: Episode_127.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

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Opening and closing music by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany

Direct download: Episode20126.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:29pm EST

Episode 125

Show Notes:

  • Nerdist Industries: Where is it going? (Please note that I love Nerdist Industires)
  • NY Comic Con: Wait in line to be disappointed
  • Joke of the week

Music by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.  Opening theme: Hold on!  Closing theme: Louie Louie.

 

Direct download: Episode20125.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 7:22pm EST

  • I'm still alive! 
  • Support the stuff I love like @2nerds_1pod
  • I'm going to NYCC---I'll get to see Chris Hardwick!  Well his posters everywhere. 
  • Have an excellent!
Direct download: Oct20102C201659.mp4
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Show Notes:

  • Thank you Roland for naming the pod
  • To Trevor LeForce or making the avatar
  • To Bentley Michels for helping me make some of my favorite episodes by adding music and helping with the sound
  • To @2nerds_1podcast Joe and Tim for being an inspiration
  • Finally: Thank you Chris Hardwick for not drinking, getting your shit together and making a pod that finally got me off my ass.  I love this guy.
  • Coming soon: Interviews, Interviews, Interviews....well co-hosts!! 

Music is from the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany!

I love you guys.  Remember, have an excellent!

Direct download: DiHard_124.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 10:16am EST

  • This week I chat about a Huffington Post article about Chris Hardwick. 
  • 2 Nerds 1 Podcast is back
  • 3 cuckoos podcast promo!

Note: I recorded this before the Nerdist released the current hostful!

Music by The University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brain Cardany!  URI!

Direct download: episode20123.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:58pm EST

I just wanted to let you know that I'm still alive and I'm still podcasting!

Direct download: Sep20192C201756.mp4
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:22pm EST

Show Notes:

  • Been busy with band camp, computer help and all sorts of things!
  • So many new shows on!  Forever is a fantastic show.
  • Chris Hardwick was on the Emmy's!
  • 2 Nerds 1 Podcast had their 100th Episode!!

Thank you for listening and have an excellent!

Direct download: Episode20121.mp4
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

Show Notes:

  • I talk about the wonderful Elizabeth Oakes Smith
  • The band Spoon releases a new album.  I picked the song "I Don't Understand" which was performed on the Nerdist Podcast\
  • I was on 2 Nerds 1 Podcast

Music by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany. 

Direct download: Episode_119.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Show Notes:

I talk about what Robin William's ment to me.  I also talk about his less popular movies "Popeye", "Hook", "What Dreams May Come", "World's Greatest Dad".  I also talk about how life is sometimes like Nietzsche's eternal return.  I'm not sure I actually said that but it was in my notes.  I was head over heels for a comedian as a child and guess what, it's happened again.  Robin Williams will forever be the standard by which I measure men. 

 

Finally, the world has never or will ever have a friend like you.  I end with his song from Aladin "Friend Like Me."  RIP Robin Williams, I'll always love you.

Direct download: Episode_120.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 11:51am EST

Show Notes:

  • I have hypothyroidism.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy is awesome. See it in 2D.
  • Women in History: I talk about Helen Thomas famous White House correspandant and Joe Harvey (2 Nerds 1 Podcast) talks about Nancy Wake.  These were two very smart and pioneering women!
  • Song of the week: New song from Zoot Woman off their new album Star Climbing "Don't Tear Yourself Apart"
  • Video Link: http://youtu.be/Kv0li-8n5Fs

Thank you for listening! I love you guys and have an EXCELLENT!

Listen for me on 2 Nerds 1 Podcast soon!!

Music by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany. 

Direct download: Episode_118.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:48pm EST

This week I talk about what I did last week.  Last week I was in San Diego.  If you haven't heard it by now, I quemmented on the Nerdist podcast episode with CM Punk.  So listen as I tell you about it as well as take a mulligan on my quemment. 

Many thanks to the gracious and charming Chris Hardwick.  His super power is his ability to make people feel at ease. 

Music by The University of Rhode Island Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

Direct download: Episode_117.mp3
Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 7:34pm EST

Show Notes:

  • My pod has a raison d'etre! (Reason to be): In addition to the nerdy things I love to champion, I'll highlight and chapmion women in history! 
  • I tell a non-joke joke
  • Supper me by supporting Gladstone's Hate By Numbers, go here to pledge: http://www.kafkamaine.com/hatebynumbers/

Music by The University of Rhoe Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

Direct download: Episode_115.m4a
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Episode 114: Game of Thronversations

This episode is brought to you with the help of Cora (an adorable 3 month old who kept distracting me) and Bentley Michaels who scored this episode.  I retell what I remember from the first season of Game of Thrones.  Warning: Contains Spoilers---sorta.

 

Direct download: Di20Hard_GOT.mp3
Category:Show Recap -- posted at: 6:48pm EST

Show Notes:

  • Busy June
  • Garlick idea
  • Song of the week: Tear Me Down from Hedwig and the Angry Inch the Broadway Cast with Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall
  • 1 More Podcastle with Jason Lamb, Eric Hunter and Eric Baily
  • 2 Nerds 1 Podcast

Music from the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

Direct download: Episode_113.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:29pm EST

Show Notes:

Thank you for listening! I love you guys! Remember: Have an EXCELLENT. Music performed by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.    

Direct download: Episode_112.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

Show Notes:

  • My life: I was told that I am trying to sound like Chris Hardwick. If that where the case: where are the dick jokes?????? But seriously, why did I freak out? Is having the same style as Chris Hardwick really a bad thing? Finally, where are the DICK jokes?
  • What's on my mind?
  • Nerding out time! The show with Ron Funches Undateable and the film Maleficent
  • Song of the week: Songbird from Fleetwood Mac's Rumors
  • Promos from 2 Nerds 1 Podcast and 1 Podcastle
  • Check out mine and other fantastic writers on http://www.nerdtitan.com/
  • Watch the Pete Holmes Show while you still can!
  • Get more stuff at Spillway.ca! http://wp.me/p2OYuG-FM

A special thanks to the amazingly talented Bentley Michaels!  He put this episode together and has been helping me with the sound of the podcast.  Go listen to his podcast the 45th Parallel! http://45thparallelpodcast.tumblr.com/

Music by The University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

Direct download: DiHard_23111.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

Did you ever write something and think about how it'll come out. In your head you sound smart and articulate. But then you record it and it's less than planned? That's this podcast. For me....#YesToAllWoman because I felt the need to edit myself. I also felt that I started to sound like I'm whining when I was trying to talk about something important to me. Show notes:

  • LASIK surgery isn't bad
  • Jim Butcher released the latest in the Dresden Files book, Skin Game
  • 2 Nerds 1 Podcast plays a zork game written by the talented Joe Harvey. Tim Church plays along and together they are incredible entertaining.
  • I talk about feminism and misogyny
  • The important points: being inclusive is better than exclusive
  • Shitting on another group doesn't elevate your group
  • Be respectful of one another
  • #YesAllWomen
  • Please support the things I love...oh and review me on itunes?

Music by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

Additional Articles:

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2014/05/_yesallwomen_in_the_wake_of_elliot_rodger_why_it_s_so_hard_for_men_to_recognize.html http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/24/elliot-rodgers-california-shooting-mental-health-misogyny?commentpage=1 http://www.policymic.com/articles/89905/what-elliot-rodger-said-about-women-reveals-why-we-need-to-stamp-out-misogyny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men%27s_rights_movement http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/05/27/not_all_men_how_discussing_women_s_issues_gets_derailed.html http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2014/05/27/yesallwomen-takes-twitter-storm-rundown-the-numbers/dtjOWwQvol6upAwOY2hAUK/story.html http://www.themarysue.com/things-we-saw-today-556/ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/27/your-princess-is-in-another-castle-misogyny-entitlement-and-nerds.html?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews http://www.policymic.com/articles/90079/37-men-show-us-what-real-men-s-activists-look-like

Direct download: Episode_110.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:58pm EST

I appologize for the sound quality of this episode.  I attempted to record outside.  That was clearly illadvised. 

This week I talk about

  • LASIK surgery
  • Plans for San Diego @Midnight and Nerdist Live
  • Doctor Who
  • 10 things that will make you a better person
  • Promos for 2 Nerds 1 Pod and 1 More (pod) Castle

Music performed by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany!

Direct download: Episode_109.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 2:18pm EST

Show Notes:

  • We are all beautiful: Eva DeVirgilis is a make up artist and actress. She tells how women always apologize for being ugly. Even though she constantly tells many of the women who sit in her chair that they are beautiful, she is equally critical of herself. It's worth the 10 mins to watch! http://spillway.ca/blog/2014/05/14/we-are-all-beautiful/
  • Louie has the most amazing episode about fat girls! http://youtu.be/KFdWcNJ17YY It is so weird hearing the words in my head said out loud by someone else. I love the way the scene breaths. Louis CK really lets his episodes unfold. Nothing ever feels rushed or forced. This monologue is brilliant.
  • Pete Holmes has been killing it this week! Pete "Sherlock" holmes? Genius. Then on Thursday he has this monologue: http://youtu.be/PUeHeLIwd38
  • If you do not like you life, start telling yourself better stories.

Music is performed by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany

Direct download: Episode_108.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 7:25pm EST

This week I babble about my weekdnd in NY.  I talk about hugs and the great things I've learned from Nerdist.  Hedwig and the Angry Inch is awesome.  Mssing Nerdist pods? I have promos for two of my favorite podcasts. 

Please visit nerdist.com and support them because I really like them.

Music performed by the URI Ram Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

Direct download: Episode_107.mp3
Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

In this episode I promote 1 More Podcastle!  It's an awesome podcast that talks about old timey video games!  I also talk about this weekend in NY.  I'll be seeing Chris Hardwick and going to Hedwig and the Angry Inch. 

I also play the promo for 2 nerds 1 podcast!

If you have any questions/comments/flames/etc contact me at dihard.info.

 

Thank you for listening!

Have an Excellent!

Direct download: Episode_106.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 9:34pm EST

Show Notes:

In this episode, I tell the tale of the expressionless! A special thanks to my co-producer Bentley Michaels for making this episode awesome!

Here is the article: http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/expressionless.asp

Music is by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany. For more things and stuff go to dihard.info

Direct download: DiHard_105.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

In this episode I lemment on the finale of How I Met Your Motther.  I also have a special guest Bentley Michaels of the Thinking Thoughts Podcast to read an interesting phishing email.

Thank you for listening and I love you guys!

Direct download: DiHard_102_Revised.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am EST

This episode is dedicated to Helen M. Plummer aka Nonnie.  She worked at CVS. Though her relentless positivity and friendliness she became an icon at the University of Rhode Island.  Anyone who has ever shopped at the CVS near the Kingston RI campus knows the phrase "Have an excellent."  I hope wherever she is, she is having an excellent!

 

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140408-nonnie-the-cashier-at-the-kingston-cvs-has-died-she-was-known-for-saying-have-an-excellent.ece

Direct download: Episode20103.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Show Notes:

Technically episode 104

I sit down and talk to film maker Nathan Suher. we talk about all sorts of things including favorite films, music, guilty pleasures and more! He also talks about the project I helped kick start "Right There" as well as his current project. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

To see some of Nathan Suher's earlier work go here: http://www.imfilmworks.com/past-films.html

Direct download: DiHard_Nathan20Suher.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:22pm EST

In honor of the last How I Me Your Mother, I sing La Vie en Rose with the mother played by the super talented Cristin Milioti.  

Direct download: La_Vie_En_Rose.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

Show Notes:
This week I talk about How I Met Your Mother.  I watched the book end episodes about the Slap Bet! I have an interview with Nathan Suher.  I help kick start his movie Right There.

Next week: the end of How I Met Your Mother.

Music by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brain Cardany.

Direct download: Episode_101.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:39pm EST

Show notes:

  • Talked about Gallifrey One
  • How I Met Your Mother is airing their final episodes.
  • One Strange Night
  • 2 Nerds 1 hilarious podcast. The latest episode they play cards against humanity and tell a touching story of love, lust and loss.

Music performed by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

Direct download: Episode_100.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 9:20pm EST

Summary: I talk about my trip to CA. In this episode, I talk about SF Sketchfest, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Palo Alto and Nerdist Industries! Here is a link to all my CA 2014 pictures!

Direct download: Episode_99.mp3
Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 7:19pm EST

I'm back on the newly designed Spillway.ca!

Chris Hinkson joins me to discuss all sorts of topics ranging from Sherlock to Zombies and everything in between. Thank you for listening!

Slider image is: http://allegator.deviantart.com/art/New-Sherlock-Holmes-278127565 Her art is amazing! Go check it out!

Credits:

Hosts: Diane M. Martin and Chris Hinkson

Editor/Co-Producer: Bentley Michaels

Special thanks to Trevor Laforge for creating the DiHard Podcast Logo!

Music: That University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

Direct download: DiHard_98_Welcome_Back_Chris.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:13pm EST

Show Notes:

In this episode I reveiw 2013 and go over my hopes for 2014.  I also talk about Doctor Who.  The opening and closing themes are from the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.  This episode was put together by me because I wanted to get an episode out. As usual, listen to the 2 Nerds 1 Podcast.  If you love the Nerdist Hostful episodes then this podcast is for you!

Direct download: Episode_97.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

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