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

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Opening theme "Open Up Wide". Closing theme "Louie Louie". Both performed by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany. Other music is generic sounds that are included in garage band. :-)

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Walking the Nerdist Way

This episode is also known as the truth about truth. Important Links:

  • 6 Truths That will Make You a Better Person: http://dihrd.me/WKYr89
  • Develop a positive attitude: http://dihrd.me/14NNQg3
  • The Nerdist Way!!! (We are still covering the Mind!)
  • Characterize!!! * What are some of the reasons things aren't working out? * Write them in your character tome. * Write BULLSHIT over the ones that are bullshit. Draw cartoon flies for special effects!
  • Keep it SMART!
  • Podcast closer!! "If you can believe you deserve good things and cultivate this skill of "putting yourself out there no matter what" you will be ahead of 98% of the people on this eroding rock."

Thank you very much for listening! Do you have comments? You have questions! Maybe they are quemments (TM Nerdist).  Feel free to ask them via a number of social media sites! Go to dihard.info for all things dihard! Pleae subscribe to iTunes and leave a review?

Opening theme "Handbags and Gladrags" performed by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching band under the direction of Brian Cardany.

Closing theme "Do it anyway" written and performed by Ben Folds Five.

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This week's episode!

  • Season 9 of How I Met Your Mother is official!
  • Art work for this episode is borrowed from Alen Myer!! Check out his stuff http://www.kidicthus.com/page4/
  • Follow him on twitter! https://twitter.com/Kid_Icthus
  • New podcast!!! If you are looking for something to tide you over to the next Nerdist check out this site and this podcast! The podcast if Performance Titan Podcast and he host is the talented Bentley Michaels. Start with episode #3 with King Richard III the Comic Titan. Check out www.nerdtitan.com. There is so much nerdy content being developed. It is a fantastic site!!
  • https://twitter.com/NerdTitanComedy
  • https://twitter.com/BentleyWho
  • @Rocketboom, @KnowYourMeme and @Magmavideos
  • All Star Bowling has the guys from the Key of Awesome!!!! But they are bowling with Chris?? This is---odd. I wonder what's going on there. Anyways this is totally cool. Two things I nerd out over are getting together for an unholy bowling alliance!!
  • Follow the most adorable fan girls on the planet: Ashley Bonner: https://twitter.com/Fangirlist Siera Houk https://twitter.com/SierraHouk
  • This week on Comedian's Comedian Podcast: Stephen Grant! http://www.comedianscomedian.com/

Thank you for listening! Remember, do not give up what you want most for what you want right now! Please subscribe on iTunes and give me a review while you are there? http://itunes.dihard.info Opening theme "Open Up Wide" Closing theme "Louie Loue" Both performed by the University of Rhode Island Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany.

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Episode 57: Hobbit Shipmates

* The Hobbit: The good, the bad and the Ugly

* HIMYM gets one more season!

* Shipmates http://dihard11.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/shipmate/

* American Idol Best of!

* Please subscribe via iTunes? Give me 5 stars while your there? It helps people find the pod!

Opening Music Song is "Open Up Wide". Closing music song is "Louie Louie". Both are preformed by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany!

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Summary:

  • The New Fords Fusions are designed like a Jaguar. I love my new little recording studio.
  • Quemment of the week: How much would you spend to eat dinner with a person of your choice? Who would it be? (My answer may SHOCK)
  • Philosophical issue of the week: Love what you love--unappologically! Be respectful of things you hate. When you hate things make sure you do so in a respectful way. Just saying you hate X isn't good enough. Remember, what you hate maybe something someone loves.
  • Please rate me on iTunes! http://itunes.dihard.info
  • A Nerdist shout out to @AaronRholer @JamesEnsor and @ThinkingMyMind

Thank you for listening! Remember: do not give up what you want most for what you want right now! Opening theme is Open Up Wide. Closing theme is Louie Louie. Both are performed by the University of Rhode Island Marching Band. I love those guys!!!

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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!

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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
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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

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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/
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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

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