Court of Nerds #165: Robbing The Rob The Badger


Rob O'Neil is our friend. We make no bones about it. So when we sit down to chat with Rob, it's very informal and loose. Hence why some of this sounds...odd. Rob stopped by Drew's day job to record a podcast for y'all as the 3rd issue of Rob's partnership comic with the Grand Rapids Griffins will be available at Saturday's game as part of Superhero Night. 

Check out more of Rob's work here! 


Food Court of Nerds #1: 21st Amendment Brewing


Salubrious salutations to you, dear listener!

We've talked enough about it, so now it's time to dive in... to the very first episode of...

The Food Court of Nerds!

(Or FCON, for short)


In this, the inaugural episode, we discuss the impossibility of Impossible Foods making an Impossible Steak (egads!)

A local New England chain becoming bigger (oh my!)

And Oreo's improbably stuf new cookie (gadzooks!)

Introducing our very first very special guest:

21st Amendment Brewing's co-founder and Brewmaster Shaun O'Sullivan!

Wherein we discuss his favorite beers, 21st Amendment's brewing philosophy... and plane-watching!

This month's Beer:

21st Amendment Brewing's Brew Free or Die IPA

And of course, the Pièce De Résistance...


This month's Recipe! Courtesy of Jon:

Pepper's Spicy Clams (and Pasta) by Chrissy Teigen


Kosher Salt

12 ounces dried linguine

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

8 cloves of garlic, minced (Jon says: "More like 24 full cloves)

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 pounds Manila clams, scrubbed

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, (plus garnish, if you'd like)


1. First, cook the linguine al dente, keeping about 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Drain the pasta, then return to the pot.

2. Heat the butter + olive oil in a large skillet (medium heat)

3. When the butter begins foaming, toss in that gaggle of garlic + red pepper flakes. Cook until the garlic is fragrant and golden in color (don't burn it!) -- should take about 2 minutes.

4. Add the white wine and pepper -- cook until it all starts bubbling.

5. Add in the clams, increase the heat, and cover. You'll cook until the clams open (should take about 3 minutes).

6. Take those bad boys and dump 'em into the pasta pot - ditching the few that don't open. Cook it all for another few minutes. Add salt to taste.

7. Throw all of the remaining clam juice and pasta water in, warming on medium heat.

8. Dump the parsley in... mix a bit, and you're done!


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Court of Nerds #164: Hammering Drew with a Sledge - 2019 Preview


We know this feed has been quite awhile, but we’ve made up for it with the sheer amount of Nerds crammed into one cast. This super special, super long cast, has Drew, Stacey, Jon, Grant, and Sledge. They spend their time looking forward to the year ahead and the things they are most excited about. Somewhere along the way, I’m sure Grant will be wrong.

Buckle up, because when Stacey and Kevin are together… it always gets bumpy.


That’s So Braven #40: Hey there. Let’s reflect on 2018 and look to 2019


That's So Braven is back with Benjamin Raven and Drew McCarthy as the two reflect on the year in wrestling that was 2018 while offering an eye to the future. This episode was recorded hours before AEW's press conference in Jacksonville, Florida. 

If you have a topic you would like the two of us to tackle, tweet to @Court_of_Nerds. You can listen here and anywhere else you get your podcasts, but please find away to subscribe, rate and review The Court of Nerds podcast. Here is the link to our iTunes page, support us any way you can! Thanks!


The Court Of Nerds #163: Books At Home


1. We talked to our friends from Tardy's Collectors Corner about their favorite books of the year and ours too. 

2. They have a kick ass event coming up Saturday with AB who kicks all sorts of ass as well. Be at Tardy's on Saturday. 


The Court of Nerds #162: We Like Big Trailers And We Can Not Lie


You other podcasts can't deny, when there's big trailers to breadown and year end lists to go round you hit record! 

That's all the rapping I've got in me. We bring you our thoughts on the Captain Marvel trailer (meh but hopeful) and Avengers: Endgame (WOW but WOW). And we offer up our top movies of the year! 

Plus JON DOES MOVIES returns as God's handsomest Italian tells us all about the monies from the movies. 


Court of Nerds #161: The Lion King is Dead, Long Live the Lion King



Drew and Kevin are supposed to talk about Disney movies, Black Friday sales, and the best Table Top & Video Games of 2018. Instead they jibber jabber about Injustice 2 and set up a play date on air.

Tune in next week when we actually have an adult on the cast.


The Court of Nerds #160: The Bitch is Back


It has been a month sense the court last met for their signature "Main-Cast" and what a month it has been. Drew, Ben, & Sledge convene to see if they still know how to make a podcast (spoiler alert: just barely). This week they tackle:

  • Will they go see a PG-13 Deadpool, and why does such a thing exist?
  • Speak in platitudes about Tom King and Mitch Gerards and the ending of Mister Miracle
  • Talk about why Ben & Sledge should never have a working light saber.
  • Why the answer to the question: "Should we kill Jason Todd?" needs to always be yes.
  • And finally Ben and Drew will wrap up Grand Rapids Comic Con coverage

Happy Thanksgiving Nerds!


The Court of Nerds #159: The Soul Still Burns… Should I Get That Checked?


This extremely long episode is what happens when Sledge and Hammer do a Z team cast together. It goes wildly off topic into metaphysics, tautology, theology, economics, societal contracts… stuff you’re not supposed to talk about when do a pop culture nerd cast…

Sledge started editing it all down, but realized they only had about five minutes of relevant content: So he left it all in… foibles and all.

Topics: Doctor Who, Netflix & Disney, Constantine: City of Demons, Soul Caliber VI, and…. Nike.

In retrospect, we all knew this was going to happen.


The Court of Nerds Episode #158: Extra Life!


WE BACK! Jen and Phil from Extra Life Grand Rapids are here to talk about gaming, in game purchases and their kick ass SAVE A LIFE event! 

Sign up to play or donate by clicking here! 

Get tickets for SAVE A LIFE here! 


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