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Welcome to Cuz We're Nerds: a podcast for the nerdy folk! Join us as we discuss everything from comics to movies to video games and all manner of things in between. Need a recommendation for something new? We've got that covered too.

Caleb Hardin


    • Apr 4, 2020 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 226 EPISODES


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    Now's a Good Time to Play a JRPG

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2020 87:45

    Caleb and Chris think it's a great time to play a JRPG! But, what is a JRPG exactly? And why now? Find out on this week's episode of Cuz We're Nerds!Cuz We’re Nerds: cuzwerenerds.comFeedback: cuzwerenerds@gmail.comTaylor Poole: Taylorpoolemusic.comC&C Power Hour: twitch.tv/cncpowerhour

    Now's a Good Time to Play a JRPG

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2020 87:45

    Caleb and Chris think it's a great time to play a JRPG! But, what is a JRPG exactly? And why now? Find out on this week's episode of Cuz We're Nerds!Cuz We’re Nerds: cuzwerenerds.comFeedback: cuzwerenerds@gmail.comTaylor Poole: Taylorpoolemusic.comC&C Power Hour: twitch.tv/cncpowerhour

    Can I Recommend You An Anime In These Trying Times?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2020 25:36

    Due to social distancing, Chris is back for another solo episode! This time, he's talking anime recommendations. Wait, didn't we already do an episode on anime?Well, yes. But these are different!Cuz We’re Nerds: cuzwerenerds.comFeedback: cuzwerenerds@gmail.comTaylor Poole: Taylorpoolemusic.comC&C Power Hour: twitch.tv/cncpowerhour

    Can I Recommend You An Anime In These Trying Times?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2020 25:36

    Due to social distancing, Chris is back for another solo episode! This time, he's talking anime recommendations. Wait, didn't we already do an episode on anime?Well, yes. But these are different!Cuz We’re Nerds: cuzwerenerds.comFeedback: cuzwerenerds@gmail.comTaylor Poole: Taylorpoolemusic.comC&C Power Hour: twitch.tv/cncpowerhour

    Marvel buying DC???

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2020 22:17

    Today, Chris is investigating the rumor about Marvel buying DC. Where did this rumor come from? Would it ever really make sense? And has this ever been discussed before? Find out on this week’s episode of Cuz We’re Nerds!AsChris mentions in the episode, we're now moving to Saturdays! This will give us a bit more time to work on the episodes between the live streaming schedule and our jobs, so we're pretty excited about the change.Cuz We’re Nerds: cuzwerenerds.comFeedback: cuzwerenerds@gmail.comTaylor Poole: Taylorpoolemusic.comC&C Power Hour: twitch.tv/cncpowerhour

    Marvel buying DC???

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2020 22:17

    Today, Chris is investigating the rumor about Marvel buying DC. Where did this rumor come from? Would it ever really make sense? And has this ever been discussed before? Find out on this week’s episode of Cuz We’re Nerds!AsChris mentions in the episode, we're now moving to Saturdays! This will give us a bit more time to work on the episodes between the live streaming schedule and our jobs, so we're pretty excited about the change.Cuz We’re Nerds: cuzwerenerds.comFeedback: cuzwerenerds@gmail.comTaylor Poole: Taylorpoolemusic.comC&C Power Hour: twitch.tv/cncpowerhour

    Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2020 125:08

    Chris and Andy are back, this time to discuss DC's newest film: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. Is it really a sequel to Suicide Squad? How does it handle these relatively unknown characters? And is it worth seeing? Find out more on this week's episode of Cuz We're Nerds.Housekeeping:Cuz We’re Nerds: cuzwerenerds.comFeedback: cuzwerenerds@gmail.comTaylor Poole: Taylorpoolemusic.comC&C Power Hour: twitch.tv/cncpowerhour

    Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2020 125:08

    Chris and Andy are back, this time to discuss DC's newest film: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. Is it really a sequel to Suicide Squad? How does it handle these relatively unknown characters? And is it worth seeing? Find out more on this week's episode of Cuz We're Nerds.Housekeeping:Cuz We’re Nerds: cuzwerenerds.comFeedback: cuzwerenerds@gmail.comTaylor Poole: Taylorpoolemusic.comC&C Power Hour: twitch.tv/cncpowerhour

    The Tale of Watchmen

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2020 35:29


    In a rare solo episode, Chris is here to talk about Watchmen, Alan Moore, and ask a question that only you can answer for yourself: how do you decide between supporting a creator and supporting a property?Housekeeping:Taylor Poole Music: taylorpoolemusic.comC&C Power Hour: twitch.tv/cncpowerhourCuz We're Nerds: cuzwerenerds.comFeedback Email: cuzwerenerds@gmail.com


    The Tale of Watchmen

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2020 35:29


    In a rare solo episode, Chris is here to talk about Watchmen, Alan Moore, and ask a question that only you can answer for yourself: how do you decide between supporting a creator and supporting a property?Housekeeping:Taylor Poole Music: taylorpoolemusic.comC&C Power Hour: twitch.tv/cncpowerhourCuz We're Nerds: cuzwerenerds.comFeedback Email: cuzwerenerds@gmail.com


    The Evolution of Video Games since 2010 - Part 2!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2020 120:40

    Caleb's on assignment in Rio this week, so Andy and Chris are back with another guest from the C&C Power Hour: Lu! Join us as we discuss how video games have changed since 2010, from entertainment around video games to design philosophies to technological advancements, we cover it all!Housekeeping:-Cuz We're Nerds: cuzwerenerds.com-Taylor Poole: taylorpoolemusic.com-C&C Power Hour: cncpowerour.comShownotes:-Amnesia: the Dark Descent - Funny scared player (VERY STRONG LANGUAGE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gue5ktS4I4-Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter Debacle Explained (SSFF): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snmGTtyELkQ-Minecraft Generation (Extra Credits): https://youtu.be/0K8G6BFg1Wk-Gamifying Education (Extra Credits): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuDLw1zIc94-The Agony of Weekend Loneliness (The Guardian): https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/16/the-agony-of-weekend-loneliness-i-wont-speak-to-another-human-until-monday-Shin Sei Ki (Polkadot Stingray): https://open.spotify.com/album/5t8IGNbbSpaWjlwfuIVzFw-Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker Final Trailer Music (Samuel Kim Music): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39pbFow9gzg-Terraformer (Thank You Scientists): https://open.spotify.com/album/1eStwpifoxHYRsCrPheX4l

    The Evolution of Video Games Since 2010 - Part 1!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2020 85:05

    Caleb's on assignment in Rio this week, so Andy and Chris are back with another guest from the C&C Power Hour: Lu! Join us as we discuss how video games have changed since 2010, from entertainment around video games to design philosophies to technological advancements, we cover it all! We, uh, talk a lot, so this episode covers 2010-2014! Part 2 should already be in your feed!Housekeeping:-Cuz We're Nerds: cuzwerenerds.com-Taylor Poole: taylorpoolemusic.com-C&C Power Hour: cncpowerour.com

    The Evolution of Video Games since 2010 - Part 2!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2020 120:40

    Caleb's on assignment in Rio this week, so Andy and Chris are back with another guest from the C&C Power Hour: Lu! Join us as we discuss how video games have changed since 2010, from entertainment around video games to design philosophies to technological advancements, we cover it all!Housekeeping:-Cuz We're Nerds: cuzwerenerds.com-Taylor Poole: taylorpoolemusic.com-C&C Power Hour: cncpowerour.comShownotes:-Amnesia: the Dark Descent - Funny scared player (VERY STRONG LANGUAGE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gue5ktS4I4-Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter Debacle Explained (SSFF): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snmGTtyELkQ-Minecraft Generation (Extra Credits): https://youtu.be/0K8G6BFg1Wk-Gamifying Education (Extra Credits): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuDLw1zIc94-The Agony of Weekend Loneliness (The Guardian): https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/16/the-agony-of-weekend-loneliness-i-wont-speak-to-another-human-until-monday-Shin Sei Ki (Polkadot Stingray): https://open.spotify.com/album/5t8IGNbbSpaWjlwfuIVzFw-Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker Final Trailer Music (Samuel Kim Music): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39pbFow9gzg-Terraformer (Thank You Scientists): https://open.spotify.com/album/1eStwpifoxHYRsCrPheX4l

    The Evolution of Video Games Since 2010 - Part 1!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2020 85:05

    Caleb's on assignment in Rio this week, so Andy and Chris are back with another guest from the C&C Power Hour: Lu! Join us as we discuss how video games have changed since 2010, from entertainment around video games to design philosophies to technological advancements, we cover it all! We, uh, talk a lot, so this episode covers 2010-2014! Part 2 should already be in your feed!Housekeeping:-Cuz We're Nerds: cuzwerenerds.com-Taylor Poole: taylorpoolemusic.com-C&C Power Hour: cncpowerour.com

    The Magic of Magic: The Gathering Prereleases

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2020 81:23

    Caleb is on assignment so Andy and Chris from the C&C Power Hour are here to talk about their favorite Magic: The Gathering event - the prerelease! What is a prerelease? Why are they a good time? And what makes them such a great entry point for new players? Find out here!Magic Links:Wizards Event Locator - https://locator.wizards.com/Gatherer Search - https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Default.aspxHow to Play Maigc: The Gathering (Cuz We're Nerds & C&C Power Hour): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC5lgV4ew3cHow to Play Magic: The Gathering (Wizards) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZyXU1L3JXkHow to Play Magic: The Gathering (Explanation Point) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZixWqaGJVQsBuilding a Prerelease Deck (C&C Power Hour): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKkZs9rgxCoDiscussion Links:Let's talk about Dark Souls one last time wait where are you going (Polygon, mature language) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aiTXXifbwEZelda & Chill (GameChops) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdzrrWA8e7AHousekeeping Links:Cuz We're Nerds - http://cuzwerenerds.com/Taylor Poole Music - https://www.taylorpoolemusic.com/C&C Power Hour - https://www.twitch.tv/cncpowerhour

    The Magic of Magic: The Gathering Prereleases

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2020 81:23

    Caleb is on assignment so Andy and Chris from the C&C Power Hour are here to talk about their favorite Magic: The Gathering event - the prerelease! What is a prerelease? Why are they a good time? And what makes them such a great entry point for new players? Find out here!Magic Links:Wizards Event Locator - https://locator.wizards.com/Gatherer Search - https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Default.aspxHow to Play Maigc: The Gathering (Cuz We're Nerds & C&C Power Hour): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC5lgV4ew3cHow to Play Magic: The Gathering (Wizards) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZyXU1L3JXkHow to Play Magic: The Gathering (Explanation Point) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZixWqaGJVQsBuilding a Prerelease Deck (C&C Power Hour): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKkZs9rgxCoDiscussion Links:Let's talk about Dark Souls one last time wait where are you going (Polygon, mature language) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aiTXXifbwEZelda & Chill (GameChops) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdzrrWA8e7AHousekeeping Links:Cuz We're Nerds - http://cuzwerenerds.com/Taylor Poole Music - https://www.taylorpoolemusic.com/C&C Power Hour - https://www.twitch.tv/cncpowerhour

    100. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2019 85:03


    41 years of storytelling comes to a close in Episode 9! Is JJ Abrams able to tell a cohesive story to close out episodes 7 & 8 as well as the entire saga? Does it undo The Last Jedi? And what about Rey's parents? Find out here!


    100. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2019 85:03


    41 years of storytelling comes to a close in Episode 9! Is JJ Abrams able to tell a cohesive story to close out episodes 7 & 8 as well as the entire saga? Does it undo The Last Jedi? And what about Rey's parents? Find out here!


    99. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2019 57:07


    Yup, it's time to talk about that one. The one everyone hates. Was The Last Jedi really as bad as everyone says? Or was it simply misunderstood? Let's get into it.


    99. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2019 57:07


    Yup, it's time to talk about that one. The one everyone hates. Was The Last Jedi really as bad as everyone says? Or was it simply misunderstood? Let's get into it.


    98. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2019 58:15


    Back in 2015, Disney launched the newest iteration of Star Wars with The Force Awakens. Did they stick the landing? Was the force with them? Find out here.


    98. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2019 58:15


    Back in 2015, Disney launched the newest iteration of Star Wars with The Force Awakens. Did they stick the landing? Was the force with them? Find out here.


    97. Jedi: Fallen Order

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2019 31:58

    Jedi: Fallen Order is finally out! After waiting years for a proper single-player Star Wars game, does this live up to expectations?

    97. Jedi: Fallen Order

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2019 31:58

    Jedi: Fallen Order is finally out! After waiting years for a proper single-player Star Wars game, does this live up to expectations?

    96. The Mandalorian and Disney+

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2019 65:54

    The Mandalorian has dropped on Disney+ and the long-awaited live-action Star Wars series is here! Does it live up to the hype? Find out here!

    96. The Mandalorian and Disney+

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2019 65:54

    The Mandalorian has dropped on Disney+ and the long-awaited live-action Star Wars series is here! Does it live up to the hype? Find out here!

    95. Impressive, no?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2019 85:21

    Impressions galore! This week we try something a little different and have a bit of fun in an impression competition. Who's the best? Who's the worst? Are we both bad? Let us know!

    95. Impressive, no?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2019 85:21

    Impressions galore! This week we try something a little different and have a bit of fun in an impression competition. Who's the best? Who's the worst? Are we both bad? Let us know!

    94. Spooky Video Game Secrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2019 49:04

    Video games have all kinds of secrets, but some are more nefarious than others. What dangers lurk in the depths of their code? Find out the terrifying truth here!Intro and Outro music:Shadowlands 7 - Codex Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Voice Actor:Nic Hamill- hamill_nic18@yahoo.com

    94. Spooky Video Game Secrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2019 49:04

    Video games have all kinds of secrets, but some are more nefarious than others. What dangers lurk in the depths of their code? Find out the terrifying truth here!Intro and Outro music:Shadowlands 7 - Codex Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Voice Actor:Nic Hamill- hamill_nic18@yahoo.com

    93. HBO's Watchmen and Star Wars Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2019 58:11


    Watchmen is back and on HBO! But not the movie, a new series set years after the original graphic novel! How does it continue the legacy? Is it a worthy sequel? And has it been enough time since the original movie? Find out here!


    93. HBO's Watchmen and Star Wars Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2019 58:11


    Watchmen is back and on HBO! But not the movie, a new series set years after the original graphic novel! How does it continue the legacy? Is it a worthy sequel? And has it been enough time since the original movie? Find out here!


    92. Joker

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2019 63:55

    He's here and grittier than ever! Does this standalone version of Joker work or is it a convoluted mess? Will it spawn a series of standalone DC movies? And what legacy will it have? Find out here!

    92. Joker

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2019 63:55

    He's here and grittier than ever! Does this standalone version of Joker work or is it a convoluted mess? Will it spawn a series of standalone DC movies? And what legacy will it have? Find out here!

    91. Are Video Game Remasters Good?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2019 54:25

    Crash Bandicoot, Final Fantasy X, Spyro, Halo...the list goes on and on. So many games recently have been remasters of games released 10 - 30 years ago. Is that a good thing? What happens when the landscape of games is mostly remasters? Let's take a look.

    91. Are Video Game Remasters Good?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2019 54:25

    Crash Bandicoot, Final Fantasy X, Spyro, Halo...the list goes on and on. So many games recently have been remasters of games released 10 - 30 years ago. Is that a good thing? What happens when the landscape of games is mostly remasters? Let's take a look.

    90. Pokemon Hasn't Changed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2019 79:28

    With over 28 games, Pokemon has pumped out the same formula time and time again. And with the jump to the Switch with Sword and Shield, that's more evident than ever. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? And how might some change affect the franchise? Find out here!

    90. Pokemon Hasn't Changed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2019 79:28

    With over 28 games, Pokemon has pumped out the same formula time and time again. And with the jump to the Switch with Sword and Shield, that's more evident than ever. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? And how might some change affect the franchise? Find out here!

    89. Kingdom Hearts Is The Best - Here's Why

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2019 80:58

    Kingdom Hearts has been around for forever. So why is it still divisive? What makes it so endearing to some and so appalling to others? Let's dive in and find out who should play and why.

    89. Kingdom Hearts Is The Best - Here's Why

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2019 80:58

    Kingdom Hearts has been around for forever. So why is it still divisive? What makes it so endearing to some and so appalling to others? Let's dive in and find out who should play and why.

    88. Titans are Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2019 70:11

    DC's Titans show is back for season 2! How does it stack up? And where is it going? Find out here!

    88. Titans are Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2019 70:11

    DC's Titans show is back for season 2! How does it stack up? And where is it going? Find out here!

    87. Goodbye MCU Spider-man... + D23

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2019 44:53

    Spider-man is out of the MCU FOREVER! Well, for now anyways. BUT, lots of awesome MCU and Star Wars stuff is coming to Disney+.

    87. Goodbye MCU Spider-man... + D23

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2019 44:53

    Spider-man is out of the MCU FOREVER! Well, for now anyways. BUT, lots of awesome MCU and Star Wars stuff is coming to Disney+.

    86. The Boys: An Exercise in Brutality

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2019 76:10

    The Boys has hit Amazon Prime Video! What happens when the Justice League turn evil? (well, sort of). Let's find out!

    86. The Boys: An Exercise in Brutality

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2019 76:10

    The Boys has hit Amazon Prime Video! What happens when the Justice League turn evil? (well, sort of). Let's find out!

    85. Video Game Showdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2019 78:11

    We pit video game characters from across the videoverse against each other in a no-holds-barred match! Who will come out on top? Find out on this episode of Cuz We're Nerds!

    85. Video Game Showdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2019 78:11

    We pit video game characters from across the videoverse against each other in a no-holds-barred match! Who will come out on top? Find out on this episode of Cuz We're Nerds!

    84. It's Morphin Time! Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2019 59:38

    Let's go Rangers! We dive into the amazing new tabletop game, Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid. With so many minis and awesome gameplay mechanics, how will we fare against the vile Rita Repulsa????12:35 - Power Rangers36:00 - TrogdorBuy Power Rangers: https://www.renegadegamestudios.com/products?category=Power+RangersBuy Trogdor: https://trogdorboardgame.homestarrunner.com/--Sound FX Credits--Power Up Sound FX: https://freesound.org/s/132560/Slightly sped up and pitch-tunedGuitar Scratch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvBhtsj_kDA

    84. It's Morphin Time! Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2019 59:38

    Let's go Rangers! We dive into the amazing new tabletop game, Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid. With so many minis and awesome gameplay mechanics, how will we fare against the vile Rita Repulsa????12:35 - Power Rangers36:00 - TrogdorBuy Power Rangers: https://www.renegadegamestudios.com/products?category=Power+RangersBuy Trogdor: https://trogdorboardgame.homestarrunner.com/--Sound FX Credits--Power Up Sound FX: https://freesound.org/s/132560/Slightly sped up and pitch-tunedGuitar Scratch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvBhtsj_kDA

    83. The Lion King and COMIC-CON!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2019 179:08

    The Lion Kin...COMIC-CON! COMIC-CON IS HERE! ...But this thing called The Lion King came ou- COMIC-CON!Sigh...yes, comic-con.1:05:15 - Comic-Con Talk

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