After another funny appearance by the Pirates of the Internet, the gang continues the history of piracy, talking about some of the most well-known (and some not so well-known) Pirates to sail the Seas, as well as an insightful education on the nature of contemporary piracy.

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Salt-N-Peppa Beard




After warding off The Pirates of the Internet in their cold open, Eric, Bryan and Sarah launch into part 1 of a 2-parter discussion on the history of Piracy.

In this first part, we start with Piracy’s ancient beginnings, discuss the root of the word and build up through the middle ages.

PHOTO CREDIT: Ancient Roman mosaic depicting Neptune and Pirates.

The Evil Pirate Cruella De Vil


Due to some scheduling conflicts, we couldn’t record a new episode for all of you in time for release. So, we have decided to share a “lost” episode from November of 2015.  So while this is episode 145, you’re actually hearing an unused “Episode 135”.

It’s really interesting to hear Bryan, Sarah, & Roxi speculate on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and realize how right, and how wrong they were about certain things. Enjoy this short-term time capsule with some updated feedback from Sean at the end!

The Lost Episode – Han Got Chewy in the Divorce



After another punny cold open light-bulb joke, Eric, Sarah, & Bryan continue their science theme for the month with a discussion into the fascinating personal life and scientific contributions of the one and only: Albert Einstein.

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PHOTO CREDIT:  Famous photograph of Albert Einstein, digitally colorized by Zuzahin.

It’s All Relative











With Eric taking some time off, Sarah and Bryan continue their experiment: history from a living person’s perspective. Listen to Part 2 of an on-site interview with Larry Mortensen, as he continues discussing his service in the Navy during the Korean War, his two decades of police work, and witnessing the birth of Silicon Valley.

Through One’s Eyes: The Mortensen Files Part II











Happy New Year, Nerds! This week, we discuss Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens at length and we warn you now, its full of huge, devastating spoilers. LISTENER DISCRETION ADVISED!!!  We also feature audio recorded at the December 17th early premiere at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA.

The Nerds Awaken – Double Episode Star Wars Spectacular!