Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 77: DragonCon 2017 wrap up. We survived the wrath of CON 2017 . This week we recorded live at Dragon Con including our ask a newbie experiment and a discussion on the year in Nerd. In science we have a real Scientist. While at con we got to sit down with Dr. Sarah Milkovich of NASA and JPL and talk about the Mars Rover 2020 and the future of Mars exploration. Also in Blowing Smoke we interview legendary author Kevin J Anderson and talk about his writing career, playing in the Star Wars Universe, doing steampunk with Rush and his current projects. We also smoke the Jacobs Ladder by Southern Draw Cigars and review the Marshal Zhukovs by Cigar City Brewing.
Evil ShenanigansCigar Nerds Podcast Episode 76: Evil Shenanigans. The time is Meow. With the announcement of a release date for the long awaited Super Troopers 2 we thought it would be a good time to look at the movies of Broken Lizard. Broken Lizard are the comedy minds behind Super Troopers, Beer Fest, and Club Dread. Its time to bring back the mustache and chug some syrup. In science we talk about NASA’s new spacecraft, gambling robots, air on mars, and the Deadpool of phone screens. In Nerd news we discuss our plans for Dragon Con, The Defenders, a new Punisher Trailer, DC’s new movies line up, every Star Wars character getting a movie, and the passing of Tobe Hooper. This week we smoke La Gran Llave by A.J. Fernandez and review the Sidecar by Sierra Nevada.
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 75: Monster Test, WE all know who to call when you have ghosts, but who do you call when you have monsters. The Monster Squad. If you want to join the Squad you’ve got to past the monster test, so to get you prepared this week we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Monster Squad. We also discuss its comparisons to its predecessor Goonies. No science this week as we update our Dragon Con survival guide for 2017 and get ready to slay the dragon. In News we discuss the Disney and Netflix split, Wonder Woman blueray release dates, Joss Wheadon’s Justice League changes, Cable and Dead Pool, Karl Urban returning to Judge Dredd, Hell Boy getting his Blood Queen, and the new Star Wars Battle Front. Also this week we smoke the Hex by Sindicato and review the Witty Twister by R.J. Rockers.
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 53: Getting Wilder. This week we honor a comedy legend and pay tribute to Gene Wilder. We finally make it back to the Nerd Cave and discuss our favorite Gene Wilder movies. In science we talk to a real scientist, Dr Stephen Granade from Dragon Con, youtube, and NASA. In Blowing Smoke we sit down with a legend, Master Blender Ricky Rodriguez of CAO and General Cigar. In news we talk about the CW app, the return of Flash and Agents of Shield, Nintendo projectors, and Magnificent Seven. We also review the Foundry Cigars Time Flies and the Stone Brewing Bitter Chocolate Oakmeal Bourbon Stout. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 53: Getting Wilder” »
The Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 52: At the Con. This week we celebrate anniversaries, 2 years of podcasting and 30 years of Dragon*con. We braved the record crowd of 77000, dodged Storm troopers and hobbits, and even crossed the food court to bring you a new episode recorded live at Dragon*con. We also recorded a few interviews. In Science we talk to Trey Roski and Greg Munson, the founders of BattleBots, about the origins of fighting robots and what the future of the sport looks like. In Blowing Smoke we talk to world renowned author, Michael A Stackpole, about what it takes to be a writer and creating characters in the original Star Wars expanded universe. We also review the Perdomo Lot 23 and Wells Brewing Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 52: At The Con” »
This week we pay tribute to the King of Nightmares Mr Wes Craven. We discuss his impact on pop culture, the horror genre, how he made it hard to sleep for several generations of horror fans. We also do a little celebrating as this is our 1 year anniversary of doing the show. To mark the occasion we have a surprise interview with Rocky Patel. We also review his new cigar, the Special Reserve Sun Grown Maduro. In science we discuss tractor beams, space glasses, and super hinge. In news we talk about the new Star Wars toys and recap our Dragon Con adventures. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 28: Nightmare of Scream Street” »
DragonCon Survival PlanThe Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 26: DragonCon Survival Plan. This week our nerds freak out over last minute Dragon Con plans and share our tips for surviving your con experience. We talk about panels, navigation, food, parties, and everything else you should know for your Dragon Con. In science we talk about different types of drunks, whiskey in space, smart rifle hacks, mapping Pluto, and zombie spiders. In news we talk about Star Wars Land, the Dead Pool trailer, Ready Player one gets a release date, and Ronda Rousey’s Marvel plans. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 26: DragonCon Survival Plan” »
The Cigar Nerds Episode 6: The Whedonverse. This week our nerds look back at the journey of one of our nerd heroes, Joss Whendon. We discuss the all the things that came before the Avengers, and jump into Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Dr Horrible. We also welcome a special guest Whedon expert to the Nerd Cave this week, Wayne Hutchinson, former Whedon track director for Dragon Con. In science we check out nasal white noise, mushrooms, and ocean pigs. In Nerd News we spotlight some of our favorite Nerd Music.
This week our nerds fight off a deadite invasion in the nerd cave. We discuss all things Bruce Campbell and go over our favorite movies and tv shows staring the King of Geek. Hail to the king baby. In Beer 30 we check out another Sweetwater Beer Happy Ending. In Yeah Science we talk giant dinosaurs and telepathy, then in nerd news we recap Joe’s adventures at Dragoncon 2014.