My podcast explores entertainment culture (nerd, pop, ect),self improvement and philosophy with a touch of whimsy and humor.
Episode 55: 90 Days

Highlights:
   * Travel time: From NH to DC and back again
   * The Hobbit
   * Louis CK
   * Question/Comment/Quemment: Question: If you could spend 1 night with anyone, who would it be? Why? Would your answer change if you had to spend 90 days in jail?
  

Nerdist Spotlight

  • http://society6.com/Dihard
  • http://society6.com/indefiniteobjects
  • https://twitter.com/mutablemind
  • @ThinkingMyMind https://twitter.com/ThinkingMyMind

Opening theme is the song Open up Wide performed by the 2008 URI Marching Band.  Closing theme is Louie Louie performed by the University Marching Band 2011!

Direct download: episode_55.mp3
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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 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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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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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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In this episode I explain my love for How I Met Your Mother. It is in its 8th season. People who love the show know why it is still on but other people are baffled as to the appeal. I shed some light on this subject. A quemment from DoctorQuemmento!!! I'm thrilled beyond all thrillness!

There were many anniversaries this week! I talk about a few of them. Drunk Hulk turns 3! Vladimere Putin turns 60! DiHard turns 1! I get emotional talking about Chris Hardwick's sobriety anniversary of 9 years!

Confession: I still have not watch Angels Take Manhattan.

Thank you for listening! Remember, don't give up what you want most for what you want right now! More podcasty goodness: http://dihard.info Opening music the theme to How I Met Your Mother, Hey Beautiful.  The closing song is “Do it anyway” by Ben Folds Five.

Direct download: podcast_0-46.mp3
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Episode 45: Good Bye Yellow Brick Road

There are no spoilers for Angels Take Manhattan.  This is my good bye to Amy and Rory before I watch their final episode.  My favorite Amy episode is "The Girl who Waited."  It is not only a great story but an amazing acting job by Karen Gillan.  

From the Cardiff Doctor Who Convention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jPsrYs5u9A

Remember, do not give up what you want for what you want right now!

Thank you for listening.

More podcasty goodness: http://dihard.info

Direct download: podcast_0-45.mp3
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In this episode I talk about Chris Hardwick on Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/09/you-made-it-weird-87-chris-hardwick/

I talked about the Nerdist Way.  Have you been giving yourself a 5 minuet hug? Your assignment for next week is to start your characer sheet! We need to do this thing and post a bunch of examples to nerdistway.com

Thank you for listening! Remember, don't give up what you want most for what you want right now!

More podcasty goodness: http://dihard.info Opening music “Get it on” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band. The closing song is “Do it anyway” by Ben Folds Five.

Direct download: podcast_0-44.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am EST
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