State of the MCU AddressCigar Nerds Podcast Episode 84: The State of the MCU. To infinity stones and beyond! Way back on episode 3 we talked about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and in the 3 years we’ve been podcasting so many more movies have been added to that list. So with the Black Panther and Infinity War coming in the new year we thought it was time to talk about what has led us to this point and update our MCU discussion. In science we discuss Voyager 1 reboot, glitter bombs, bullet proof t-shirts, and people with no imagination. In News we talk about Disney buying Fox, G.I. Joe and Micronauts movies, Punisher season 2, Bright 2, and our thoughts on The Last Jedi. This week we smoke the Aging Room Solera Sun Grown and review the Southern Gentleman.
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 82: One Batch, Two Batch. This is not justice… its Punishment. This week we gear up and talk about the premier season of The Punisher. Spoilers ahead, we dive as deep as a Micro hack on Netflix and Marvel’s much awaited Punisher series. We were not disappointed. In science we discuss parkour robots, serial killer hunting AI, flying Uber, and brewing beer on Mars. In news we talk about the Rampage Trailer, a new Star Wars trilogy, first looks at Death Stroke and Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, Battle Front 2 stopping micortransactions, and free Star Craft. This week we are smoking the Aging Room Solera Maduro and review the Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Beer.
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 81: Return to the Upside Down. Warm up your Eggos it’s time to go back to Hawkins and check in with the Upside Down. This week we are discussing Stranger Things Season 2 and see what the Hawkins AV club are getting into this time. In Science we have Robot Battles, AIs that write horror, the first robot citizen, and hidden chambers in the Great Pyramid and is there a stargate. In News we talk about Thor’s opening weekend, a Lord of The Rings TV series, Fast and the Furious Beef, more micro transactions, and Star Wars BattleFront 2 campaign mode details. We are smoking the Hamlet 25th Year and we reviewed the Hoppy Quad by Victory Brewing.
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 80: Monster Mash. Its Halloween time again, time to sit around and tell scary stores. But, what if you don’t like to be scared? Well this year we got you covered as we discuss our favorite Horror Comedies. If you need some laughs to make the spooky less spooky then we’ve got a good list of suggested movies for you this season. We also have an Interview with Bill Harrison to talk about the upcoming Atlanta Steampunk Exposition. In Science we find out if your playlist makes you a pyscho, high tech tattoos, translation earbuds, and giving skynet morals. In News we talk about the Last Jedi, a Punisher release date, the Black Panther trailer, Star Trek Discovery season 2, a Magnum PI return, and how video games plan to take your money. This week we also smoke the H.Upmann Aj Fernandez Cigar and review the Skullsaw by Burial Beer Co.
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 78: Bug Hunt. The Mobil Infantry needs you! Remember service guarantees citizenship. This week we go on a bug hunt as we celebrate the Twentieth Anniversary of Starship Troopers and discuss its less than awesome sequels. So come on you apes you wanna live forever. We also have another installment of Blowing Smoke from Dragon Con with Jay Little professional games designer. In Nerd News we discuse the Punisher trailer, Tomb Raider trailer, the new Jumanji trailer, and the return of JJ Abrams to star Wars, Patty Jenkins to Wonder Woman, Linda Hamilton to Terminator, and Jamie Lee Curtis to Halloween. This week we are smoking the Romeo 505 and reviewing the Height of Civilization by Wild Heaven Brewing.
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.
Murphys LawCigar Nerds Podcast Episode 73: Murphy’s Law. This week we’re heading to Old Detroit and celebrating 30 years of Robocop. 30 years ago this week Officer Alex Murphy was murdered by the dad from that 70’s show and rebuild by OCP to be the future of law enforcement. A six million dollar man for a new generation. In science we talk about the birth of the space Marines, a robotic moon base, and robot lawyer, and an inappropriate death by volcano. In news we talk about first images of Ready Player One, some behind the scenes of the Last Jedi, the return of Daniel Craig to Bond, Luke Cage’s new director, the new Black Canary, Squirrel Girl casting, and The Tick trailer. This week we smoke the Carrillo Original Rebel and review the Kasteel Triple.
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 67: Road Trippin. This week we take a look at the great American past time of the road trip. We talk about our favorite road trip movies and offer advice on how to survive your summer road trips with our road trip survival guide. In science we talk about Russian Terminators, poop clothing, real life Star Trek tech, and life on Saturn. In news we talk about the new trailers for Thor, Star Wars VIII, and Battlefront II, We also talk about the Nintendo classic being discontinued, Carmen Sandiego on Netflix, and Mega Man movie, and Dead Pool finds a Cable. This week we review the Camacho Ecuador BxP and the Unita Detour.
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 63: Alice in Zombieland. Who’s ready for an Apocalypse? Break out the umbrellas cause we are going back to Racoon City. This week we are talking about the Resident Evil film series and review the latest installment, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. In science we discuss NASA poop shoots, teaching computers betrayal, bring back the woolly mammoth, and electric rocks. In news we talk about Batman needing a director, Kevin Smith’s new projects, the death of the Thimble, Attack on Titian movie, live action Lion King, and Infinity War gets started. This week we’re smoking the Alec Bradley Post Embargo, and review the Wise Blood IPA from Wild Heaven.
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 61: Rise of the Underworld. This week we try not to get bitten as we dive into the world of Vampires and Lycans. We take a look at the Underworld film series and review its latest installment. In science we discuss declassified CIA reports, new organs, robot hearts, and jet pack firefighters. In News we talk about Star Wars VIII gets a title, Cthulhu gets a game, King Kong gets a universe, Cartoon Network gets a samurai and Logan/Power Rangers gets a trailer. We also review the La Amistad by Hoyo and sample the Ode To Mercy from Wild Heaven.
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 60: Going Back To Camp. We’re done with that bitch of a year 2016 and have decided to start 2017 off on a lighter note. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Ernest Goes To Camp that kicked off a whole series of Ernest goes somewhere movies. So this week we talk about the history of Ernest P. Worrell and talk about our favorite movies. This week we also sit down with the guys behind Unruly Miles Productions and talk about their new web-series Teach Me Something that we were a part of. In News we talk about the loss of our Princess Carry Fisher, Nintendo switch, the return of Constantine and the CW, Beauty and the Beast, and new Funko Pop news. We also review the new Exodus from Torano and sample the Trekked by Uinta Brewing. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 60: Going Back To Camp” »
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 59: A Very Scary Christmas. HO HO HO the jolly fatman is back in town, and Santa Clause is on his way too. This week we fall down a xmas hole and talk about our favorite Christmas Horror movies. It’s a very bloody holiday. In science we talk about NASA parachutes, the effect of Pokemon, and the passing of John Glenn. In news this week, we talk about Rogue One, Ducktales, the new Ghostrecon, and Star Trek Discovery. We also unwrap a few presents and review The Oscar and Wicked Weeds Milk and Cookies.
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 58: 2016 Cigar Nerd of the Year. Its that time again when we honor an actor that has made an impact of cigar culture with there works. The 2016 Cigar Nerd of the Year is Sylvester Stallone. This week we discuss his most smoking roll, that of Barney Ross in The Expendables. In science we discuss profiling AI, cat bondage, Chernobyl, and poop in space. In news we discuss Netflix downloads, Nintendo Park, Guardians of the Galaxy games, Marvel vs Capcom, Aquaman, and Disney gets a Death Star. When you wish upon a Death Star should be the new theme. We also review the Check Six by Camacho and Triple Burner by Brooklyn Brewing. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 58: 2016 Cigar Nerd of the Year” »
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” »
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 42: Ace in The Hole. This week we gamble with our lives by eating truck stop food on our way to Ohio for the 2016 International Steampunk Symposium. While we were there, we recorded a live show about the culture of Poker and our favorite poker movies. In science we discuss empathy or lack there of, star fish hunting robots, fear of A.I., and invisible trains. In news we talk about Dr Strange, TMNT, Suicide Squad, Rogue One, Killing Joke, and Predator. We also review the Judge by Jail House Brewing and The Banker by H.Upmann. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 42: Ace in The Hole” »
The Cigar Nerds Episode 37: Groovy. This week our nerds open up the Necronomicon and raises some deadites as they discuss season one of Ash vs Evil Dead. Grab your boom stick and gas up your chain saw hand. In science we look at the real X-Files, look into Planet X, and discuss amphibious drones. In News we talk about the return of X-files, Legends of Tomorrow, Star Wars delays, and new Justice League cartoons. We also sample the Pulled Porter from Sweetwater Brewery and the Perdomo Habano Maduro. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 37: Groovy” »
The Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 36: The Hateful Two. This week our Nerds go back to the old west and review the latest movie from Quentin Taratino, The Hateful Eight. Then we pay tribute to the coolest man in cinema and take a look at the career o Samuel L. Jackson. In science we talk about hover boards, meteor guns, and the latest technology from CES 2016. In news we talk Dare Devil season 2, Mortal Kombat, Flash News, and the return of Tales from the Crypt. We also review the Alec Bradley Tempus and Black Xantus. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 36: The Hateful Two” »
The Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 35: The Nerds Awaken. After a long nap and a couple of prequels the Force has awaken. This week we assemble a team of Nerds to talk about the history and cultural impact of Star Wars. Then we give our spoiler heavy review of The Force Awaken. You have been warned there are many spoilers in the second half of this episode. We also review the La Historia by EP Carrill0 and we drink the Ferry Man by Orpheus Brewing. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 35: The Nerds Awaken” »
Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 34: The Naughty List. This week we’re making a list and checking it twice gonna find out who’s naughty or nice. We take a look back at some of the worst Christmas movies of all time and give a few suggestions of what to watch instead. We also look at weird Christmas traditions from around the world. We also review Jekyll Brewing’s Red Neck Christmas Stout. We also interview Nicholas Syris of LH Premium Cigars and review the LH Maduro and Colorado. In news we talk about TMNT 2, Independence Day Resurgence, Star Trek Beyond, and Point Break. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 34: The Naughty List” »
Shaken Not StirredCigar Nerds Podcast Episode 33: Shaken Not Stirred. This week out nerds earn our OO status as we take a look back at the career of our most recent James Bond, Daniel Craig. We also help with your holiday shopping in our Cigar Nerd Gift Guide. In Science we talk about the latest in robot bar tending and rescue, animal cloning, and 3d printed cars. In Nerd News we talk about the new Captain America and Batman V Superman Trailers, new Mortal Kombat DLC, and the slave Leia controversy. We also review the Hamlet by Rocky Patel and the Bad Mother Shucker by Abita. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 33: Shaken not Stirred” »
Turtle PowerThe Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 31: Turtle Power. This week our nerds venture down into the sewers and talk about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We take a look back at their history from comic books to movie franchises. We also review the Shellback from Camacho Cigars and the Teufel Hunden from Service Brewing. In science we talk about robot bikers, shape shifting clothes, the best city to survive a zombie outbreak, and how estrogen can save your life. In Nerd News we talk about Ash Vs Evil Dead, the Warcraft movie, and new Star wars news. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 31: Turtle Power” »
PoltergeistsThe Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 30: Poltergeists. This week our nerds rise from the grave for another Halloween special. We talk about our favorite ghost movies and compare the original Poltergeist to the remake. Later we talk about real hauntings with Ed Laughlin of Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigation. We review the new La Palina Red Label and Terrapin’s Walking Dead IPA. In science we discuss water on Mars, robotic skin, and alien stars. In Nerd News we talk Godzilla vs King Kong and the start of the fall TV season. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 30: Poltergeists” »
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” »
This week our nerds celebrate 420 as only two guys who don’t do drugs can, by discusing all of our favorite stoner films. We talk about every thing from Cheech and Chong to Harold and Kumar. In science we talk alien radio signals, hydrating beer, and ancient ghost books. In News we recap all the Star Wars news coming out of Celebration and review Dare Devil. We also review the Antono Dark Corojo and the Corsendonk Pater. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 17: Up In Smoke” »
The Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 14: Luck of the Irish. This week our nerds celebrate the tradition of St. Patrick’s Day by discussing out favorite Irish movies, Boondock Saints, The Quiet Man, and Leprechaun. We also review the Gurkha Kracken and Innis and Gunn Irish whiskey cast. We pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy, a great man that many will miss, and in News we discuss the reboot of some old favorites and recap the end of Agent Carter and the return of Agents of Shield. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 14: Luck of the Irish” »
The Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 11: High Skool Reunion. This week we get old school, all the way back to high school. We talk common themes in school movies and see how our own school adventures compare. In beer 30, we sample the Left Hand Brewing Wake Up Dead, and in Science we look at cloud cities and people who post too many selfies, you know who you are. And finally we talk CES and learn about new technology in Nerd News.
The Cigar Nerd Podcast Episode 10: Parody Wars. This week our nerds venture into a galaxy far far away and take a look at parody movies and fan films inspired by Star Wars. We sample some Space Balls beer in Beer 30, and talk lasers, new planets, and life on Mars in Science!. Then in nerd news we talk about our future predictions for 2015 and see whats worth looking forward to in the new year. We’re Back!
The Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 8: Reservoir Nerds. This week our nerds bring out the Gimp and take a look back and the career of indie movie King Quentin Tarantino, and what his movies have meant to us. We sample a bourbon barrel quad from Boulevard in Beer 30. We also find out I’m not paranoid because Stephen Hawking agrees with me, and take a look at recent movie news. Continue reading “Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 8: Reservoir Nerds” »
This week in the nerd cave we prepare for the coming zombie apocalypse, talk about the new season of Walking Dead and discuss all things zombie. Also we tell you how to build your own Death Star and travel to distant galaxies in Science, and review the haunted houses we’ve seen so far in the Nerd News.