Episode 59 | Thor: Ragnarok, Mario, Happy Death Day, and more!

In which we talk about what we have been up to lately, including having a great time watching Thor: Ragnarok and Happy Death Day, Dan playing the new Mario game, and the disappointment that is Blair Witch. 

Episode 58 | Scream-O-Rama At The Loft Cinema

In which we talk about our first experience at The Loft Cinema's ALL NITE SCREAM-O-RAMA, an overnight scary movie slumber party! We chat about a wide array of horror, including: The Exorcist, The Evil Dead, Don't Breathe, Ginger Snaps, Near Dark, Tales from the Hood, Shivers, and Green Room.  

Episode 57 | Burnt Ends 3: Burnter Ends

In which Alia and Dan are joined by their friend Adam to discuss all sorts of bits that didn't fit into another podcast, including: Is IT scarier than a saucepan (no)? Will JJ mess up episode IX (no)? Is The Hateful Eight the greatest Tarantino film (no)? And will Alia die of a Tuberculosis mid-episode (potentially yes)? The much, much longer answers to these questions on Episode 57 of NERD BUILD (caps for emphasis)!

Episode 55 | Nifty Listies: A TV Show A Year - Part One

In which we continue our birthday tradition with a sequel to last year's "A Movie A Year" episode. This time around it's TV shows and we list our favorite debuting show from every year we have been alive (with lots of honorable mentions). Join in by making your own list, and stay tuned for Part Two coming next week!

Episode 54 | Ultimate Schmoedown Team Tournament 2017

In which the Nerd Build crew discusses the bracket for the upcoming Movie Trivia Schmoedown Ultimate Schmoedown Team Tournament! Who comes out on top?! Who is Macuga partnering with?! Why is Dagnino the worst?! WHY ARE WE YELLING?! THE ANSWE...ahem...the answers to all these questions and more on an all-new, ALL-SCHMOEDOWN podcast!

Episode 53 | DuckTales

In which Dan and Alia con-DUCK-t a spec-QUACK-ular discussion of the BEAKs and valleys of the new DuckTales reboot! Hear us harp on about all things Duckberg, the absolute incomprehensible dialogue of Donald, all alongside a long diversion into what makes an effective reboot. Just try not to get DuckTales stuck in your head now...WhooOO!

Episode 52 | Shameful Holes: Summer Movie Catch-up

In which Dan and Alia fill some (not so) shameful holes by quickly watching a few new release summer flicks.  We answer all of your need-to-know questions: does anyone have a more punchable face than Dane DeHaan? Can Charlize go toe to toe with Bond? Does the Dark Tower mark a bitter end to the Macaughnaissance? Find out in our discussion of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Atomic Blonde, and The Dark Tower!

Episode 51 | San Diego Comic-Con 2017

In which Dan and Alia discuss their annual pilgrimage to San Diego Comic-Con! Listen as the crew discusses the sights, sounds, and celebs that flock to San Diego's historic downtown for a few days every July.  And, of course, they discuss their visit to the epic Saturday panels in the legendary and infamous Hall H: which footage stole the show? How many hours did the Hall H line steal from our young lives? Which Hiddleston stole our hearts (it was Tom).  ALL THIS and MORE on Nerd Build 51!

Episode 50 | Game of Thrones

In which Alia and Dan discuss the epic return of Game of Thrones.  First, we reminisce of Thrones gone by, the book series by George RR Martin, and the ways in which the series has played with the structure and stories of the novels.  Then, after spoiling every inch of the first 5 books and 6 seasons, we spoil all of the season 7 premiere.  Hope you've seen it.  Or don't mind knowing how Tyrion dies.  JUST KIDDING.  Or are we?! (We are) [or maybe not].

Episode 49 | Spider-Man: Homecoming

In which Dan and Alia spoil every last inch of Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Where does this first MCU entry in the Spider-Man series land in the long and storied history of Spider-Man flicks? Does it out-dance emo Peter from Spider-Man 3? Out-Rhino Paul Giamatti? Do we talk way too long about Tony Stark's motivations?  The answers to these questions lie within, True Believers! (The answers are yes, yes, and yes).

Episode 45 | Wonder Woman

In which Alia and Dan are joined by their nerdy friends, Robert and Vanessa, of Late to the Party! We spend almost two whole hours talking all about the newest entry in the DCEU, Wonder Woman.  We gab about Gal, parley about Patty, and pine for Pine!  In true Nerd Build fashion, we spoil all of it, but check out Late to the Party's Non-Spoiler review on their YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/HWuGaPkvyFo

Episode 44 | Twin Peaks - The Return

In which Alia and Dan return to a sleepy little town in Washington to revisit our friends in the Red Room.  Listen to us talk all about Showtime's revival of an all-time classic, Twin Peaks.  We chat and rave about the first four episodes and have absolutely zero questions at all about this totally coherent, plot-driven series.  Nope, totally normal show, here.  Wait, is that man traveling through a power outlet? Is Michael Cera doing a Marlon Brando impression?  Is that flesh-mouthed tree talking to a one-armed dude? Oh boy...

All this AND MORE on Episode 44 of Nerd Build!

Episode 43 | Twin Peaks Retrospective

In which Alia and Dan get straight hyped up for Showtime's revival of the GOAT, Twin Peaks.  We talk damn fine pie, the wild tone, the influence of the show, the mad dips in quality, GORDON COLE, the incredible and diverse cast, Fire Walk With Me (and watching it on the BIG SCREEN at the Loft Cinema in Tucson), what we expect from the revival, and way too much about owls.

Episode 42 | Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2

In which Alia and Dan chat about the newest addition to the MCU, Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2! We dish on Drax, "marvel" at the technology of de-aging, gently weep about a trash panda, and distill humans into their two most fundamental categories: Guardians fans and Doctor Strange fans.

Episode 41 | Shameful Holes: Moana, La La Land, and Split

In which Alia and Dan fill in some shameful gaps in their pop culture experience by watching a trio of movies from the last year, including Moana, La La Land, and Split.  How did the Nerd Build crew enjoy this triumphant triumvirate?  Did Moana leave us wanting More-na?  Were we divided on Split?  Is La La Land super over-rated? Yes.  Yes, it is.  ALL THIS AND MORE: On Nerd Build, Episode 41!