This n That

Episode 95 – This n That

In this episode, Liz and Heather sit down to discuss a little bit of nerdy news in This n That.
This n That

This n That

We decided to discuss some current events that have been out there that don’t necessarily call for an entire show. Some of the topics of conversation are

  • Superhero movie directors
  • Nathan Fillion in his Browncoat on American Housewife? (Recommendation from Liz: go check out Con Man on SyFy!)
  • Captain Marvel [lady] (yay female superhero!!)
  • Is Groot really DEAD??? Son of Groot???
  • Black Panther has increased the adoption rates of black cats!
  • Chris Pine in A Wrinkle in Time looks remarkably like the dude from Team America. Discuss.Chris Pine Team America Comp
  • Star Wars Rebels finale brings cool things into canon.
  • Batman’s eye film [eye makeup discussion to commence in 3…2…1…]
  • Olympians are apparently slackers according to grumpy old people. WHAT HAVE YOU EVER DONE, CAROL???
  • Operaman owes Liz 37 million puppies
  • Zac Snyder was FIRED! {commence tap dancing}
  • OBI-WAN KENOBI MOVIEEEEEE… allegedly…
  • F-Bombs on TV! We are thinking about getting them to sponsor us.

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Tropes and Cliches

Episode 94 – Tropes and Cliches

In this episode, Heather and Liz explore popular Tropes and Cliches used in movies, tv, and literature. Seen it over and over? So have we.

Tropes and Cliches

Tropes and Cliches

We wanted to talk about the difference between a trope and a cliche, because we see the same things over and over in TV and movies, especially with the advent of binge watching due to streaming services, DVRs, and on-demand options.

Examples:

  • Boy meets girl/loses girl/gets girl back
  • Will they/won’t they/ of course they will

Some of our discussion:

  • Action stars will fight their way through 2,000 henchmen to get to the big bad, but won’t kill him because he doesn’t want to be “just as bad as him.’
  • To change your life and everything about you, all you need is a makeover!
  • Scientists have to say things deliberately complicated so that someone else can make the statement, “In English, please!”
  • Every ensemble needs an idiot. [See potential scavenger hunt for Comicpalooza]
  • “We need to talk.”
  • It always rains at funerals.
  • Underdog will always win.
  • Badass female character must be perfect AND a physical badass.

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Episode 93 – Dungeons & Dragons Campaign: Finding Stellan Skarsgård

In Dungeons & Dragons Campaign: Finding Stellan Skarsgård, after manually wooing some wolves and bringing them into our party, the gang heads deeper into Cragmaw Cave in search of Stellan Skarsgård. This is the second part of our previous adventure. In this campaign, we are working our way through the 5th Edition Starter Set with Operaman as our DM.

Game Players in this Episode:

  • Dungeon Master (DM): Paul, aka Operaman
  • Rivonel the Melodious (aka River Song), wood elf ranger: Liz, Nerdy Bitches Podcast
  • Joyassa, dragonborn sorcerer: Heather, Nerdy Bitches Podcast
  • Shyntal’drin Ale’urden (Shin), drow rogue: Producer Craig, Nerdy Bitches Podcast
  • Ba’Sha the Tusky, half-orc paladin: Mandy, CasterQuest
  • Brigid, human cleric: Thirsty, Dogfin Radio (and now Raging Nerds Podcast)

Dungeons & Dragons: Finding Stellan Skarsgård

Dungeons & Dragons: Finding Stellan Skardård

After the party entered the cave, and Basha the Tusky jerked off three wolves and gained their loyalty, the gang took the pack with them deeper into Cragmaw Cave in search of the human who may know the location of the map to the castle and Wave Echo Cave (we have named him Stellan Skarsgård because we cannot remember his real name).

As we delve further, we come to a crossroads and find our first adventure lurking quietly under the bridge…

 

 

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Episode 92 – BOOK CLUB – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

In this episode, Liz and Heather continue working their way through the halls of Hogwarts with our Book Club Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book 2 in the series).

Book Club Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Book Club Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

We work our way through the second book in the series in detail. We have given up on attempting summaries because we suck at them, so if you need that, check out some other site and come back to us. There are a lot of laughs and a lot of WTF kind of moments where we question the intelligence of Ron and Harry. But, really… what can you expect from a couple of 12 year old kids.

Spoiler Alert – We will be talking in-depth about this book ONLY, but will not be spoiling any future books or movies, as much as we might want to. So, if you haven’t read beyond this book, no worries!

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Ask A Nerdy Bitch Segment

We answer give advice and answer listener questions on etiquette from a nerdy bitch perspective. Thank you to What Were They Thinking podcast, Besotted Geek podcast, Everything I Learned from Movies podcast, Cult 45 Podcast, History of Bad Ideas podcast, and our own OperaMan for submitting your questions!

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The Disney Empire

Episode 91 – The Disney Empire

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss the Disney empire and their plan for world domination. Or at least box office domination. Settle in for some Red Vines and Reeses Penis!

The Disney Empire

The Disney Empire

Time to bow to our new overlords! We discuss the recent announcement that Disney has acquired part of 20th Century Fox and the franchises it will now own and their implications for the movie industry. We also talk about what this takeover will mean for the future of Netflix, Hulu, and Disney’s proposed streaming service. Is this a good thing? Are we excited? What are the short- and long-term ramifications of this in light of the previous purchases of Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm?

FYI – This episode goes off the rails a bit in the middle.

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Ask A Nerdy Bitch

In this segment, we sit down and answer some burning listener questions. Episode questions come from

  • Tom & Steve Show
  • Randy at Cult 45 Podcast
  • Hile on Life
  • Steve & Izzy at Everything I Learned From Movies
  • Besotted Geek Podcast
  • CoryG from 80s Movie Graveyard
  • Brent – Home Video Hustle
  • Nick & Vince

Future Ask A Nerdy Bitch segments will (hopefully) revolve around advice and/or etiquette questions. You can send your questions to contactus@nerdybitches.com or DM us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Recommendation – The Shape of Water (Heather)

 

 

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Star Wars: Thrawn

Episode 90 – BOOK CLUB – Star Wars: Thrawn

In this Book Club episode, Liz and Heather dive into Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn! This beloved extended universe character has been brought back into the Star Wars canon in this book and in the animated series, Rebels.

Star Wars: Thrawn

Star Wars: Thrawn

Welcome to our first book club episode of 2018! We are actually on time (for once), so listen in as we start the new year off right! In this first book, we get the origin story on one of the greatest “villans” of all time (in Star Wars), Grand Admiral Thrawn. This book, unlike others we have read, comes from his perspective, rather than those of our regular Rebellion heroes.

Obviously, the whole book club will be full of spoilers. Duh!!

This story follows Thrawn, Eli Vanto, and (B-story) Ahrinda Pryce and how they have come to be in their positions within the Empire.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2 of the series)

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Conspiracy Theories

Episode 89 – Conspiracy Theories

In this episode, Heather and Liz talk about Conspiracy Theories… especially those that turned out to be true (or FEEL like they are true!). Join in as we talk about Chapstick, LSD, and a little Jesus.

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

We talk about Apple, a list of crazy theories that actually turned out to be true, and some that maybe haven’t been proven but FEEL true enough that we believe them without proof.

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The Last Jedi

Episode 88 – The Last Jedi (Spoilers!!!)

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss The Last Jedi and their 3 year anniversary! It’s hard to believe that we have been “on the air” for three years already, but here we are! We are also welcoming another new year.

The Last Jedi

Happy New Year and Happy 3 Year Anniversary to Us!

We have had so much fun over the past three years and cannot wait to see what 2018 holds! We talk a little about our troll who came back out of the woodwork over Christmas. If you want to troll the troll, be our guest.

We also devote a lot of time talking about winter in Houston, because it has been crazy cold here for no good reason. We even had snow this year.

Recommendation: WTForecast app – This is for iPhone users and it is a weather app that gives you snarky commentary to go with your forecast.

Warning: This is a SPOILER-filled episode. Spoilers start around the 13:00 mark. You have been warned. Proceed at your own risk.

The Last Jedi

Liz and Operaman watched the movie the first time on opening night with Mandy from Casterquest, while Heather and Producer Craig missed their original screening due to shitty plumbing and had to hit it on Saturday morning.

Listen in for all of our opinions, fan theories, and where we think the franchise can go from here.

Also, for those who hated the movie, try watching it again.

Nerdy Bitches Book Club

Our next book club episode will be Thrawn by Timothy Zahn! We highly recommend listening to the audio book, as with all Star Wars books.

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

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#metoo

Episode 87 – #METOO

#METOO: In this episode, we are taking our the trash #METOO style. Listen in as Liz and Heather talk about the current movement in Hollywood, but also what happens to us (and others) all the time as women in this world. We also answer a couple of listener questions on the subject.

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#MeToo

This movement, if you aren’t familiar with it, is bringing awareness to the prevalence of sexual harassment or sexual assault. It started with the Harvey Weinstein accusations, but has become so much more. We wanted to talk about this because we are women, we host a podcast, and it is important for us to engage in the discussion.

Heather tells her story of pornography being e-mailed to her by an upper manager in a previous job, where that manager was related to the big boss.

Liz talks a lot about Human Resources and hopefully doesn’t put you to sleep.

Liz goes WAY back to the second grade for her first #metoo incident. We really don’t think about those little things which can have so much impact as we move forward in life.

We answer a couple of awesome listener questions from Bry-Fy Podcast and Home Video Hustle Podcast.

Fair Warning: We definitely get a little passionate on this subject. It’s a conversation that needs to be had.

**We had some technical difficulties with this episode, so we do apologize for that. We didn’t get to talk as much about recycling as we planned.

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Sobfest Cinema

Episode 86 – Sobfest Cinema

In this episode, we are settling in to talk about some serious Sobfest Cinema! Listen as we discuss some of our favorite movies that make us just cry our faces off every. single. time, no matter how many times we see them. We have also taken our listeners into account and included their favorite sobfest movies.

Sobfest Cinema

Sobfest Cinema

When we are talking about this, it really isn’t something that accidentally makes us cry and we never watch it again. These are movies that we can’t help but watch even though they make us cry. And sometimes, we watch them because we NEED a good cry!

Heather’s #1: Hatchi (never watch it on a plane)

Liz’s #1: Armageddon

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