This week, the Nerds discuss the recent announcement of Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, then they welcome local filmmaker Lon Lopez as their guest to talk about this documentary Rock the Block, and finishes off with Nerds on History co-host Eric Bricmont bringing back the Movie Quote Game! Enjoy!
Nerds on History
Episode No. 69 — The Complete Package
Eric and Bryan welcome author and historian Maureen Ogle onto the show to talk about her new book In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America. Listen as they explore a unique perspective on the history of food in America.
Eric and Bryan were thrilled to welcome Maureen Ogle, who also happens to be the first guest on Nerds on History who has a Ph.D. As we discussed her book, we got to dive into the history of the United States from an rarely explored angle: the food we we eat, and how it came to be that way. The single resonating question that drove all of Maureen’s research was “what does it mean to be an American?” As you listen, I think you’ll find that we come up with some pretty good ideas that help answer that.
Hello there dear listeners and readers! My name is Kevin Sutorius, one of the guest hosts of our Nerds on Film podcast.
When it comes to my favorites of 2012, I could talk all day about all the movies in the top twenty, but I will try to keep it them brief. They are mostly based on personal preference (obviously), but I also added in some consideration from the critics as well, so hopefully, this list can provide some great or entertaining choices for you to see in theaters or at home. You may notice some glaring omissions in this list and that is because either a) they didn’t personally resonate with me or b) I didn’t get to see them. With my brief explanations, I will do my best not to spoil the story for each film, since there may be some of you out there that still haven’t seen them.
You may have heard or seen on the internet that Fantasy Football is pretty much just Dungeons & Dragons for jocks. This is half true. Fantasy Football and D&D have quite a few things in common but are also vastly different. There is infinitely less creativity involved in Fantasy Football than in role-playing games for one. Fantasy Football seems to be far more popular and socially “acceptable.” People that play one or the other are rarely in the same social circles… one would think.