My podcast explores entertainment culture (nerd, pop, ect),self improvement and philosophy with a touch of whimsy and humor.
Episode 33: Taking my talents to Germany

Taking my talents to Germany: The decision.

What's up with me? or What's Wrong with me?

  1. I'm heading to Germany from July 4-22nd.  I will be releasing podcasts when I'm there. I'll get to use my snowball mic that I've had forever.
  2. I beat Diablo 3 on normal!  W00t! Yes it took me a while but we did it! I carried the group....for once!! 

Joke of the week


Around the Pods

  1. Adam Carolla had LeVar Burton.  There wasn't much of a conversation with LaVar except for about Roots and Reading Rainbow.  They talked a bit about how he got into acting and how he got his first role in roots at the age of 19.  I hope LaVar is on Nerdist.  I would expect a more in depth conversation.  It is a mystery as to why Lavar called up Adam and told him to cut it out. Not a necessary episode if you are looking for some Lavar entertainment   
  2. Nerdist has Billy West and John Dimaggio
    1. Billy west was recently on Adam Carolla: http://www.adamcarolla.com/billy-west/ This was so funny.  The interaction between Billy and Adam is priceless.  Worth the download.
    2. Billy West was on Rob Paulsen's Talkin' Toons #19 http://robpaulsenlive.com/episode-18-of-robs-weekly-podcast-is-out/ 
    3. Billy West was on an early Nerdist #49 http://www.nerdist.com/2010/12/nerdist-podcast-49-billy-west-not-ready-for-publication-yet/
    4. John Dimaggio was on the latest Rob Paulsen's Talkin' Toons #47 http://robpaulsenlive.com/episode-47-guest-john-dimaggio/




I'll be ending with a word from Larry Miller himself.  It was good to hear from him.  The sad part is that it sounds as if he'll be out for a while.  In the mean time please please please go and subscribe the This Week with Larry Miller.  His stories are great! He is funny and delightful.  Larry, I'm glad to hear that you are doing well.  I miss you and I love you!
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Opening music “Open Up Wide” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.  The closing song is “Do it anyway” unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!


Direct download: podcast_0-33.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST
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Things to expect in future podcasts:

   * I'm going to Gally!!! 
   * Projects that I have funded and their status
   * New Project: Word press--the exploration of what it is to be a Nerd.
   * New Project: Photo book.  I'm going to take pictures and write a travel/autobiographical photo book.



Joke of the week
Cracker Barel + Denny's + BJ's Whole Sale = my awkward attempt at humor!  It's a train wreck and you get to bare witness! 

Recommendation of the week


Famous voice over actors record Star Wars: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/05/voice-actor-all-stars-read-the-star-wars-trilogy/


Around the podcasts
This is a new segment where I tell you who was on what podcasts that I listened.  This way you can listen to the shows you want with that nasty comitment to downloading and listening to EVERY episode!

  1.
    1. James Gunn was on both Nerdist and Adam Carolla.
      1. http://www.nerdist.com/2012/06/nerdist-podcast-james-gunn/
      2. http://www.adamcarolla.com/james-gunn/
      3. @JamesGunn and  http://LollipopChainsaw.com  and  http://JamesGunn.com
    2. Louis CK was on the BS Report.  He talked about his third season of Louie and the challenges of constantly challenging yourself.  Bil and Louis  also talked bout boxing.  I love it when people talk about things they have a great deal of passion for.  It was a delightful conversation.  Louis CK is on tour.  Get tickets only on his site! I'm seeing him in January at the  Boston Symphony Hall.
      1. For all things Louis CK: https://buy.louisck.net/
      2. Follow him on twitter: @louisck


Nerdist Video Recommendation of the week!


I'll be ending with a word from Larry Miller himself.  Thank you for downloading!!

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Opening music “Open Up Wide” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.  The closing song is “Do it anyway” unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!



Direct download: podcast_0-32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm EST
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Welcome to the third and final installment to the Post Nerdist LA show.

  1. The Duke Spirit: http://thedukespirit.com They played two songs. The first song was The Step and The Walk off their album Neptune.  The second was the new single off their album Glorious.  The band is straight up rock.  There are lots of heavy bass and drum beat.  The lead singer reminds me a bit of Janis Joplin and Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane/ Jefferson Starship).  The Duke Spirit is an oasis In the world of over produced pop fluff and auto tuning.
  2. http://www.youtube.com/embed/9_EwQyOmdPs Glorious
  3. http://www.youtube.com/embed/UkymJsrUkt0 The step and the walk
  4. Spotify: https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:dianemartinz:playlist:6fzE1Ymf096pMcFoD7eBDB
  5. Rdio: http://rd.io/x/QUctuzFcLEY
 

Recommendations of the week
Peter Weller on Hero Complex: The Show
http://www.nerdist.com/2012/06/peter-weller-on-robocop-and-more-on-hero-complex-the-show/


Brian aka Salithox's Podcast/Blog
http://salithox.blogspot.com/


Opening song is The Step and the Walk by The Duke Spirit. The closing songs are a sample of The Duke Spirit songs: Glorious (their new song) Available only on their website: http://thedukespirit.com
Songs off Neptune:
Send a Little Love Token (Featured in the movie "17 Again")
Wooden Heart


itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/neptune/id494613337
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Neptune/dp/B006WFZFFM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1340567613&sr=8-3&keywords=the+duke+spirit

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Direct download: podcast_0-31.mp3
Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 9:28pm EST
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Summary:


       * Dave Hill was on Alison Rosen (the news girl for Adam Carolla) podcast, http://alisonrosen.com/2012/06/ariynbf-118-with-dave-hill/
       * Dave Hill at the Boston Improv
          * The Under Shirt
          * All in all it was a great night!  I got lost on the way home.  It was special that after 30 mins I ended up back where I started, passing the Boston Improv.  It was really special when I passed the Wilbur.  Oh memories...and not the best ones either.  I fail to understand why I get myself lost getting out of Boston. You'd think I'd have this by now.  But I have the sense direction of Ryoga Hibiki from Ranma 1/2. 
       * The Boston Improv would make a really awesome venue for Nerdist.


    Joke of the Week:  I have no idea right now.....


    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/129826#more-129826 


    Links:

    1. Tasteful Nudes
      1. http://www.amazon.com/Tasteful-Nudes-Misguided-Validation/dp/1250002036/ref=tsm_1_tp_un_it
      2. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tasteful-nudes-dave-hill/1110787182?cm_mmc=affiliates-_-linkshare-_-je6nubpobpq-_-10%3a1&ean=9781250002037&itm=1&usri=tasteful+nudes
    2. Alison Rosen is You New Best Friend:
    3. My photos from the Boston Improv: http://dihrd.me/LPjeSS
    4. Jonah Ray
      1. "This Is Crazy Mixed Up Plumbing"    http://www.amazon.com/This-Crazy-Mixed-Plumbing-Explicit/dp/B0010SAN30/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339166059&sr=301-2
      2. "Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello"  http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Magic-Plane-Person-Explicit/dp/B0080H5UBO/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339166059&sr=301-1
    5. Support the podcast by supporting Nerdist Industires: More info: http://support.dihard.info
    6. Amazon link (Please book mark and use when you go shopping! It supports Nerdist Industires!):

    Twitter @dihard11

    Feedback: Dihard@dihard.info

    Support the podcast by supporting Nerdist Industries! http://support.dihard.info

    Opening music “Open Up Wide” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.  The closing song is “Do it anyway” unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!

    Direct download: podcast_0-30.mp3
    Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 7:49pm EST
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    Episode 29: Post Live Nerdist Pt1: Jonah Ray!

    Summary:

    1. Exciting journey to LA.  Getting the vapors & a visit to Marina Del Ray Emergency Room.
    2. Hester Street Fair
    3. LA Walk of Fame
    4. Visiting Nerd Mecca
    5. The Nerdist Podcast over view part I.
    6. Joke of the Week
    7. Recommendation of the Week

    Links:

    1. Previous and new albums
      1. "This Is Crazy Mixed Up Plumbing"    http://www.amazon.com/This-Crazy-Mixed-Plumbing-Explicit/dp/B0010SAN30/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339166059&sr=301-2
      2. "Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hellohttp://www.amazon.com/Hello-Magic-Plane-Person-Explicit/dp/B0080H5UBO/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339166059&sr=301-1
    2. Connan appearance! http://teamcoco.com/video/jonah-ray-tj-maxx
    3. Support the podcast by supporting Nerdist Industires: More info: http://support.dihard.info
    4. Amazon link:

    Twitter @dihard11

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    Support the podcast by supporting Nerdist Industries! http://support.dihard.info

    Opening music “Open Up Wide” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.  The closing song is “Do it anyway” unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!

    Direct download: podcast_0-29.mp3
    Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 11:19am EST
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    DiHard Podcast heads to LA next week!!!   Will there be bowling?  Will there be meeting tons of nice Nerdist/Nodes?  Will there be QUEMMENT??? 

    Bens Fold Fives New Project: Still time to pledge!!

    click on Pledge Music if you wish to pre-order their new album!!

    Nerdist Article

    My YouTube Video with Nerdist Live Photos and BF5’s Do It Anyway

    Recommendation of the week:  Nerdkicks!  According to them:

    We believe that nerdy skills are superpowers. With the help of our amazing nerdy guests, we test our theory by decoding nerdy identities, examining alter egos, and learning what it takes to be a truly influential, accomplished nerdy sidekick.

    Head over to http://nerdkicks.com and join in on the fun!!

    GET WELL LARRY MILLER….or I’ll be forced to tell more jokes!  Can the world deal with that??

    Thank you for listening.  Seize YOUR burrito!

    If you haven’t subscribed to the Nerdist Channel YouTube Channel, what are you waiting for?  There are so many varieties of entertainment, something will grab your fancy!  There is Chris Hardwick in Celebrity Bowling!  You have weird stuff from Japan.  There is even cute things being blown up!   If you want more Nerdist content, subscribe TODAY! 

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    Opening music “Open Up Wide” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.  The closing song is “Do it anyway” unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!

    Direct download: podcast_0-27.mp3
    Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 7:25pm EST
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    26 - Do it anyway--again? Badtiming Goat!

    1)Matt Peppler http://mattpeppler.com/

    2) Bens Fold Fives New Project: Still time to pledge!!

    click on Pledge Music if you wish to pre-order their new album!!

    Nerdist Article

    My YouTube Video with Nerdist Live Photos and BF5's Do It Anyway

    Amanda Palmer Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amandapalmer/amanda-palmer-the-new-record-art-book-and-tour

    Story of the day:  I'm short and hobit-esque.  That's cute right? 

    Joke of the day:  mmm....ha ha ha ha. Sorry. *blush* I am learning to tell jokes. You'd think this would be a skill I developed say 1000 years ago.  Better late than never? Oh help us all.

    Recommendation of the Week!!! 

    Road Tripping Balls!  Live the road trip of @Skydart (Chloe Dystra of Just Cos) and @Nerdist as they head to TN!! Oh the zany adventures they have had! 

    http://youtu.be/1Zo-iFA7T0Y?t=3m45s  This is the latest episode at the point where the now famous bad timing goat shows up!

    GET WELL LARRY MILLER....or I'll be forced to tell more jokes!  Can the world deal with that??

    Thank you for listening.  Seize YOUR burrito!

    If you haven't subscribed to the Nerdist Channel YouTube Channel, what are you waiting for?  There are so many varieties of entertainment, something will grab your fancy!  There is Chris Hardwick in Celebrity Bowling!  You have weird stuff from Japan.  There is even cute things being blown up!   If you want more Nerdist content, subscribe TODAY! 

    Twitter @dihard11

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    Opening music "Open Up Wide" under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.  The closing song is "Do it anyway" unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!


    Direct download: podcast_0-26.mp3
    Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:37pm EST
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    1) Nerdist Live Event & how Matt Peppler's poster caused references to 9/11???

    2) Bens Fold Fives New Project

    click on Pledge Music if you wish to pre-order their new album!!

    Nerdist Article

    My YouTube Video with Nerdist Live Photos and BF5's Do It Anyway

    Thank you for listening.  Seize YOUR burrito!

    If you haven't subscribed to the Nerdist Channel YouTube Channel, what are you waiting for?  There are so many varieties of entertainment, something will grab your fancy!  There is Chris Hardwick in Celebrity Bowling!  You have weird stuff from Japan.  There is even cute things being blown up!   If you want more Nerdist content, subscribe TODAY! 

    Twitter @dihard11

    Feedback:Dihard@dihard.info

    Opening music "Open Up Wide" under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.  The closing song is "Do it anyway" unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!


    Direct download: podcast_0-25.mp3
    Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 8:17pm EST
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    Pre-Nerdist Live Charm

    Topics:

    1. Concert Band with my duet  from "Spoon River" by Percy Grainger
    2. Larry Miller update. 
    3. Pre Nerdist Stuff

    Recommendations:

    Another Kickstarter project!!! Article from Nerdist.com http://www.nerdist.com/2012/04/pickstarter-our-favorite-crowdfunded-projects-429/


    Podcast art! Matt Peppler made this totally awesome art for Nerdist and crew.  I am printing it out for my office and to give to them after the MA show. @mattpeppler http://mattpeppler.com/
    Charm by the Wild Colonials  Adam Carolla recomended the song.  I fell in love with it. Please support the artist by buying the music.  iTunes Link

    Thank you for listening.  Seize YOUR burrito!

    If you haven't subscribed to the Nerdist Channel YouTube Channel, what are you waiting for?  There are so many varieties of entertainment, something will grab your fancy!  There is Chris Hardwick in Celebrity Bowling!  You have weird stuff from Japan.  There is even cute things being blown up!   If you want more Nerdist content, subscribe TODAY! 

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    Opening music "Spoon River" by Percy Grainger under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2012 URI Concert Band.  Closing music Charm by Wild Colonials.

    Direct download: podcast_0-24.mp3
    Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm EST
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    RIP Greg Ham of Men at Work

    The toughest part of this whole process has been the lack of feed back.  I have been trying to tweak the podcast by what I feel I like.  The problem is that I don't like listening to me.  So it is basically all shit to me.  I finally received some feed back.  The consensus is that I start off well then babble.  So this week I took a deep breath and really became the producer of my own podcast.  I hope you enjoy the results.

    Recommendations:It's a double animation recommendation week!! The hard work of both groups of people create the awesome art that is animation.  You really cannot have one without the other.  If you are an animation (cartoon and anime) junkie like me, both are well worth your time. 
      1. Rob Paulsen's Talkin' Toons http://robpaulsenlive.com/category/podcasts/
          * Voice Actors
      2. Clay Kaytis' The Animation Podcast http://animationpodcast.com/
          * The guys that draw the characters. I forgot about this podcast until I started listening to Rob Paulsen's podcast. Welcome back old friend!

    Here is a link to the article I wrote:

    RIP Greg Ham

    Thank you for listening.  Seize YOUR burrito!

    If you haven't subscribed to the Nerdist Channel YouTube Channel, what are you waiting for?  There are so many varieties of entertainment, something will grab your fancy!  There is Chris Hardwick in Celeberty Bowling!  You have weird stuff from Japan.  There is even cute things being blown up!   If you want more Nerdist content, subscribe TODAY! 

    Twitter @dihard11

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    Opening up theme is "Open Up Wide"  and closing theme is "Handbags and Gladrags" by University of Rhode Island Marching Band(2008) under the direction of Brian Cardnay.

    Direct download: podcast_0-22.mp3
    Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:31pm EST
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