The Court of Nerds Episode #168: A Dope Beat To Step To

29May

A NOTE BEFORE YOU LISTEN: We also streamed this episode live on Twitch with our Court of Nerds Twitch team captain HelloBiffTV

So we're gonna be back to trying to do this on a more regular basis. We know, we know, we've said that before but hey, people get pregnant, people have surgery, things happen and you just try to come back from each thing! 

ON TODAY'S EPISODE, Drew, Jon and Human Biff talk about the streaming wars and if the DC Universe app can survive plus the best movies still to come this summer, the need for humans in Detective Pikachu and some of Biff's Twitch observations along with some love for the chat! 

A REMINDER: We are brought to you by our beloved friends at Tardy's, who celebrate 40 years as a local comic shop on June 8th. Click here for details on their big party with Goon's Eric Powell!! 

Court of Nerds Episosde #167: A Song of Court of Nerds

21May

It may have not turned out how many of us expected… or even wanted… but the finale episode of Game of Thrones has aired. Gregg and Sledge recap their thoughts on the show, the books, and the ending moments after they watched the finale and their emotions were still fresh… and Kevin was still a little drunk.

It might not be Shakespeare, but it the action this rss has seen in two months.

Food Court of Nerds: Corned Beef and Questage

21Mar

Bienvenidos, boys and girls! It's another delicious episode of...

The Food Court of Nerds!

This week:

Drew has recently started a quest to become more healthy.

We talk about the challenges and obstacles he's had to overcome... and discuss a few tasty, healthy food choices he's made.

This week's Sponsor Me, Senpai goes out to:

Founders Brewing Company

Take a listen, crack open a cold one, and ready that empty stomach!

This one's a good 'un.

Sledge & Hammer #10: Grand Tour Season 3

3Mar

It has been forever sense Stacey and Kevin got together drink while talking cars. The results are about what you would expect, intelligent conversation quickly turning into slurred babble about things they should really know more about than they actually do. 

Did Stacey just compare a Porsche 911 to a Chrysler Crossfire?

Did Kevin admit he is more like James May than he wishes?

Does this episode actually go for an hour?

Yes, Yes, and Yes (though that was only half of their recording conversation).

 

Stacey was drinking:

  • Traverse City Whiskey Company can be found here

Kevin was drinking:

  •  Connecticut Valley Brewing Company "Trailblazer" can be found here.

The Court of Nerds Episode #166: It’s A Wrassle Show

27Feb

So it's not So Braven, due to lack of Braven. 

It's also not a normal Court of Nerds?

 

Soooo...WRASSLE SHOW! WE TALK GRAPS! WWE, AEW. NJPW, ROH and even some West Michigan graps! 

Special guest Hollywood Joe! 

Court of Nerds #165: Robbing The Rob The Badger

8Feb

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

5Feb

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

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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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Got a recipe suggestion? Link us, son!

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

11Jan

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

8Jan

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

14Dec

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. 

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