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

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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

Feedback:Dihard@dihard.info

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.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:31pm EST
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Get Well Larry Miller!

In this episode I will talk about:

  • Larry J. Miller! He was on an episode of "You Made it Weird" He also has his weekly podcast called "This Week with Larry Miller." He had a bad accident the other week. He is expected to fully recover. But they did re-post an episode this week. It is a good episode so go take a listen. But get well soon!!!!
  • My podcast is the red headed step child if Nerdist got it on with This week with Larry Miller and enjoyed a burrito afterwards. Now that's an image. Ok, this is only in my dreams but maybe one day? I'll be funny and inspirational but hopefully not bald. mmm...I'm going with silly with a touch of whimsy. Clearly I miss but...gotta keep trying.
  • It has been a tough week for everyone so I want to look at the positive stuff that happened.
  • I totally am not upset about being stood up by Nerdist for the 4th time. They did eventually reschedule but I'm really irritated. I do understand
  • Kickstarter is awesome. Both the projects I backed got funded! I donated to the Inspector Spacetime project. Also the Zack meets the Zombie book got funded!! It was tense there for a while.
  • I friended Ron Paulsen on FB. Honestly I rather he follow my twitter. I do more funny stuff there. NARF!
  • Recommendations of the week: Check out Scott Sigler on Nerdist! I've been following him on and off since 2005. If you like him then might I recommend Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff . His stories are really cool. I would also recommend Mike Bennett "One Among the Sleepless" is soooo good!!

I end the podcast by attempting Larry Miller's brilliant pod closer

Thank you for listening.  Seize YOUR burrito!

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Poetry Music is Matha's Theme played by Murray Gold. 

Buy it on iTunes!! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/marthas-theme-roses-theme/id504182857

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.

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Sad Max and Zombies
  • I made a revelation about playing my Sax and how to play faster.
  • No Doctor Who stories but a couple of things I really wish to support.
  • Zack meets the Zombie, it's almost a thing!!!  Here is the kickstarter site: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zombi357/zach-meets-the-zombie
  • Sad Max the Musical!  It is the apocalypse and you are the only survivor, what do you do?  This is the story of what Max does.  At the end he teaches us to seize our burrito!! Hopefully my review will be posted on Nerdist.com soonly?  http://http://sadmaxmusical.com/

Opening theme is Matha's Theme played by Murray Gold.

Buy it on iTunes!! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/marthas-theme-roses-theme/id504182857

 The closing theme is from Sad Max the Musical: Literally, go watch it!!!  Make sure you spread the love.

If you have not subscribed to the Nerdist Channel, what are you waiting for?  Go to http://www.youtube.com/nerdist and click subscribe! There are so many great videos there now already!  There will be more to come!  If you are listening to me, then I know you are into Nerdist.  So make sure to support the project and subscribe.  PLEASE???!?

Thank you for listening.  Carpe Tua Burrito!

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Direct download: podcast_0-20.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:13pm EST
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This week's episode I talk about Dr. Cal Lightman and the show Lie to Me.

It's a week until the big Cardiff Doctor Who trip!  I'm going as a cute Tom Baker. 

Opening song is Brand New Day by Ryan Star from his album 11:59.  it is the opening theme to "Lie to Me"

It's a great song!  Buy it on iTunes or Amazon!!

Closing Song: Three Pieces for American Band- Set 2 performed by the University of Rhode Island 2012 Concert Band under the direction of Brian Cardany.

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Show Notes:

  • H4N handy recorder
  • Week in review:  Nerdist Live in Colorado and Austin
  • Zombie Chris (apparently very, very, very cool and amazing)
  • Metrics and you.....*yawn fest of a meeting*  Idears...yes I AM FROM RHODE ISLAND, *sigh*
  • British people are funny but he wasn't Chris.  I should leave the joking to someone who can tell jokes.  Oh I already regrete posting this in the podcast.
  • 30 Seconds with Zombie Chris (I didn't say which Chris now did I?) 
  • Old me vs. New me: the space between

Opening Song: Get it On performed by the 2008 URI Ram Marching Band

Closing Song: Fortress by Frank Ticheli Performed by the 2012 URI Concert Band under the direction of Brian Cardany.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm EST
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Opening and closing songs are from the 2008 URI Ram Band. Opening song is "Get it on" and closing theme is "Voodoo"

In this episode I talk about the comedy central taping.  I got hang out with Gillian.  We saw the show twice.  Chris said hi to us.  I got a Chris Hardwick hug (tm pending).

I also met Chloe Dystra.  I was luke warm in my description of her.  The gentlemen around us asked "Who is that hot babe."  I told them it is the game reviewer and cosplay specialist Chloe Dystra.  She is very tall.  She was wearing heels.  I was not.

Ok, I'm hobbit sized so EVERYONE is taller than I am!!!  I get this. Nevertheless..she is very tall, young and beautiful. 

The portable recorder I am going to order is the Zoom H4N: http://www.amazon.com/Zoom-Handy-Portable-Digital-Recorder/dp/B001QWBM62/ref=lh_ni_t

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Direct download: podcast_0-17.mp3
Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 7:58pm EST
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I finally start reading from this awesome script.  It is epic.

I'm still waiting on tickets for CH's show.  Hope's spring eternal. 

My iTunes feed is still not fixed.  I think I will just delete and make a new on if this issue isn't resolved by next week. 

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Nerdist SF Sketchfest

New hosting site means new opening and closing music.  It's still the URI Ram Marching Band 2008.  The opener is Get It On and the closer is Voodoo.

This week I do the following:

1) complain about Mevio

2) talk about Nerdist Live

3) complain about Chris' old jokes and be thankful that he's doing a special

I may have to red-do my podcast on iTunes.  I'll let you know if/when that happens.

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That podast is really Doctor Who: A Man with a Box Podcast.  I need to fire my producer.  ;-)

Doctor Who: Man in a box

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Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 6:08pm EST
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  • Seating audition (I'm not last chair but I'm still playing second.  I need to practice more,)
  • Nerdist Live & Smodcast live
  • Art House review: It is a fun movie.  If you are a fan of Chris Hardwick you'll want this movie.  If you are a fan girl/ fan boy you NEED this movie.  
  • Zombies vs. Gladiators: I want to live in a world where this movie is a thing!!!  I will start reading from this awesome script next show.
  • The ending song for the show is Shadow Rituals All-State Concert Band.  It was the song for my seating audition.

Your time is limited.  Make sure you spend some of it on things that help your long term contentment.  

 

Direct download: dihard-309943-01-27-2012_pshow_474648.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 2:18pm EST
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  • Seating audition (I'm not last chair but I'm still playing second.  I need to practice more,)
  • Nerdist Live & Smodcast live
  • Art House review: It is a fun movie.  If you are a fan of Chris Hardwick you'll want this movie.  If you are a fan girlfan boy you NEED this movie.  
  • Zombies vs. Gladiators: I want to live in a world where this movie is a thing!!!  I will start reading from this awesome script next show.
  • The ending song for the show is Shadow Rituals All-State Concert Band.  It was the song for my seating audition.

Thank you for reading/listening!

Your time is limited.  Make sure you spend some of it on things that help your long term contentment.  

 

Direct download: dihard-309942-01-27-2012_pshow_474646.mp3
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I wonder if I should call this the "I'm not Chris Hardwick's fan girl even though every podcast mentions Nerdist in some form or another."  But seriously, I have lots of fun talking about things.  I talk about the suprising number of downloads. 

 

There will be at the min of two more Nerdist Live shows.  

 

Fun Fact:  It's really Jonah that I'm after until being his fan girl became too mainstream.  ;-) 

Direct download: dihard-309147-01-19-2012_pshow_474157.mp3
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SaxyNerdist (New nickname?) heads to DC.  Yes it was my 4th live Nerdist Podcast.  I give a quick review of the show.  Lesson from the show: Chris IS half Italian and you should not piss him off.  Seriously.  Don't do it.  

 I give shout outs and do a 10 min quemment.  

If you like the quemment then pass it over to the Nerdist.  

 

URLs:
http://johnpatricklowrie.com/

http://ellenmclain.net/

http://www.nerdist.com
 
 

Direct download: dihard-308411-01-10-2012_pshow_473585.mp3
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Still  have the plague, I think it is related to the construction in the library.  My lungs are weak and frail.  *sigh*

I'm off to Germany.

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Direct download: dihard-306283-12-18-2011_pshow_472019.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 3:09pm EST
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I have a week. Not much happened.....I am a top nerd on the Node.  I'm in good company! 

I'm working on my quemment for the Live Nerdist show in DC.  It has the potential to be awesome.  If I deliver it right it could be really powerful and awesome.

 

"Time is finite and nonrenewable, do not spend it on things that do not add to your long term happiness!" 

Direct download: dihard-305505-12-09-2011_pshow_471358.mp3
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A great group of Nerdist!

In this episode I talk about how I humble bragged!  Albert Brooks was gracious enough to reply to my tweet and wished Chris Hardwick a happy birthday.  This is the LAST time I'm mentioning it.  I swear/promise!  

I talk about the live show.  It was awesome! I got home at 1am but it was totally worth it.

Gladstone now follows me on twitter.  I have a feeling he won't be if he ever listens to this podcast. 

New ideas for segments:

1) A verse and a chorus...i sing a verse and a chorus of my favorite songs.  I love singing and this is a way to help me find my voice....

2) Bad Acting Theater.  I read from a script posted on Amazon script.  I am looking at Gladiators vs. Zombies.  This movie needs to be made.  http://studios.amazon.com/projects/2909

 

Important Links:

1) Hate by Numbers http://www.kafkamaine.com/hatebynumbers

2) What if there were no more internet?  Find the answers here: http://www.kafkamaine.com/apocalypse.html

3) Nerdist Episode 146, Northampton, MA: http://www.nerdist.com/2011/12/nerdist-podcast-146-iron-horse

 

Thank you for listening!!

Direct download: dihard-304550-12-03-2011_pshow_470813.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 2:07pm EST
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Chris Hardwick had a birthday.  I did stuff.  Was it epic?  Probably not in the big picture of the universe or Mr. Hardwick's life but everyone learned an important lesson and grew as a result.

 
FYI:  http://api.ning.com/files/c1G7Az98ZPw-v1rLaFEuLZCFc9TZNeAjOHyCemfvzAYeJWFlzNb84iA5Fdj0qjswLqWqE7Cf083weM2-Hn7A-SX5G3u*F0*r/nodebirthday2.jpg

I did a video too: http://www.youtube.com/user/dmar0527?feature=mhee

 

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: dihard-303719-11-27-2011_pshow_470271.mp3
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  • The node
  • Marching Band
  • Mike Phirman (who is awesome)

Thank you for listening
Direct download: dihard-301289-11-05-2011_pshow_468164.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 7:41am EST
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Listen to me babble on about my week and the newest social networking site node.nerdist.com 

It is currently in beta but shows a great deal of promise as well as the ability to chew up time.

 

 

Direct download: dihard-300403-10-26-2011_pshow_467098.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 6:12pm EST
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Music is Tim Mnchin's Not Perfect.  Much like that title this song is less than perfection.  Who needs perfection when you got heart right?  Mmmm.....

I wrote the lyrics and sang the song.  I'm not sure it was one of my better ideas.  While I love singing I'm not sure others love hearing it.  

 

Lyrics

 

This is the Nerdist

It is a community

fulled with nice and creative people

It was started by a guy who

hosted a show called singled out

and now he #humblebrags about that hair

 

And here's the really weid part

It was really simple at the start 

but now it is a global phenomena

This is the Nerdist

and its fine

it's where we spend the vast majroity of our (free) time

it's  not perfect but it's ours

Direct download: dihard-299845-10-20-2011_pshow_466442.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm EST
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Here is the stuff I talk about:
Where did Di Hard goes Nerdist?
up coming events
the feeling of blah

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Direct download: dihard-299838-10-20-2011_pshow_466429.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm EST
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1) More about why I'm podcating

2) Like a massocist in New York I'm Nerdist Bound

3) That Ram Band

 

NOTE:  I really need to lay off the Nerdist podcast.  I'm picking up too many Hardwick-isms although to be fair they were probably Di-isms first.  I suppose I could always use the age card.  Yeah!  That excatly what I'll do.  Oh who am I kidding.  

 

Thank you for listening.

Direct download: dihard-299188-10-15-2011_pshow_466015.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 7:39am EST
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Music is from the 2008 URI Pass In Review

Opening music is Open Up Wide

Closing is Handbags and Gladrags

 This is from my first year back in that URI Marching Band.

 

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Direct download: dihard-298261-10-07-2011_pshow_465420.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:42pm EST
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