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In Nerdificent comedians, Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.

In Nerdificent comedians, Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.
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In Nerdificent comedians, Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.

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Episodes

Episode 53: Teen Titans

4/16/2019
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Nerd-pod-cast, yeah! This week the gang talks about Teen Titans! Dani and Ify are joined by Ashley Robinson of the Geek History Lesson podcast to break down their favorite moments from the many iterations of the 'Titans' franchise. Whether you watched the cartoon growing up or are a new fan from the live action; get to know all the young heroes on this week's episode of Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: DC Comics: It's Time to Rediscover the Teen Titans TheGamer: Inappropriate Things You Never...

Duration:01:00:16

Episode 52: 'Game of Thrones' RECAP

4/9/2019
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Hello, people of the North! Today the gang is gearing up for the final season of 'Game of Thrones'. Need to catch up before season 8? We got you! With the help of tech and gaming host Trisha Hershberger, Dani and Ify delve into their favorite moments from the show and books. SEASON 1-7 SPOILERS AHEAD !!! FOOTNOTES: The Books and The Show Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:10:57

Episode 51: The History of Shazam

4/2/2019
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Dust off those mint conditions and get ready for a history in comics. This week the gang is discussing the history of the old Captain Marvel ahead of the release of the movie, Shazam! Dani and Ify are joined by Amy Dallen of Geek and Sundry to discuss the many forms of Shazam from early comic appearances leading up to Zachary Levi’s portrayal on the screen. Fear not, there are NO SPOILERS ahead, just a good old fashioned discussion on this week’s Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: DC Database:...

Duration:01:04:16

Episode 50: The Bechdel Test

3/26/2019
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Welcome to another educational edition of Nerdificent where we learn about the representation, or lack thereof, of women in film as determined by the Bechdel Test! This week, Dani and Ify are joined by Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante of HowStuffWorks and iHeart's own The Bechdel Cast. The group discuss the history of the test from its first appearance in the comic by Alison Bechdel to the many further tests it has inspired and the awareness they have brought to the many inequalities in...

Duration:01:00:21

Episode 49: Afro Anime

3/19/2019
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Welcome to another incredible edition of Nerdificent! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Onyi and Obi Udeh of Kolanut Productions to discuss the history and progression of Black representation in comics, animation, and culture as a whole. The two brothers share the successes and failures of some of the most successful works featuring Black characters as a lens to guide their own work with Kolanut Productions. Links to their excellent work are right below in the footnotes but sit back and...

Duration:01:04:42

BONUS EP: 'Captain Marvel' Film Review **SPOILERS**

3/13/2019
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Bonus Episode! Dani and Ify are joined by Sam Bashor and Joelle Monique to discuss the 'Captain Marvel' film! SPOILERS AHEAD! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:51:24

Episode 48: "How We Got Started"

3/12/2019
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Grab your pencils and get ready to take notes! This week Dani and Ify delve into their own histories and share some of the moments that got them to where they are today. From sleeping on floors to their first panel, Dani and Ify share the stories and crucial secrets that can help an aspiring talent get started. Learn a little about the voices you love on this episode of Nerdificent! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:16:40

Episode 47: Captain Marvel

3/5/2019
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Are you ready to save the Avengers? Answer your pager, it’s time to talk about Captain Marvel! This week Ify is out on Birthday duty and Dani is joined by the owner of the Perky Nerd Comic Book shop, Tiffany Melius, to talk about her favorite 90’s heroine. From Carol Danvers’ love of Star Wars to her many places in the multiverse of Marvel, consider this a primer to the soon to premier Captain Marvel film - all on this week’s Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: Captain Marvel is Becoming The MCU’s...

Duration:01:12:48

Episode 46: Horror Noire

2/26/2019
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Hello again, nerds, and welcome to another Horror filled episode of Nerdificent! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Writer and Director, Xavier Burgin, to talk about his film ‘Horror Noire’, a documentary about the representation of Black people in Horror films (the first of its kind). Starting way back with ‘Birth of a Nation’ up to where we are today with ‘Horror Noire’. Curl up and get ready for a history lesson on this weeks episode of Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: For the Filmmakers...

Duration:00:56:21

Episode 45: Black Panther

2/19/2019
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Put your Vibranium armor on and get ready to protect Wakanda, this week we’re talking about Black Panther! Dani and Ify are joined by Black Panther Showrunner, Geoffrey Thorne, to discuss all things T’Challa. From the original comic runs to the record-shattering film, every adventure of this Marvel hero is covered in great detail. Sharpen those claws and settle in for another episode of Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: TIME: The Revolutionary Power of Black Panther NYT: Why ‘Black Panther’ is a...

Duration:01:21:56

Episode 44: A Conversation with Women in Gaming

2/12/2019
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Hello friends and welcome to another episode of Nerdificent. This week the gang is joined by Sam Maggs of Insomniac Games and Janel SantaCruz of Hyper RPG to discuss Women in the world of Video Games. Dani and Ify with help from Sam and Janel talk about their struggles of wanting to work and participate in the world of video games and nerd culture as a whole with toxic masculinity and gatekeeping being the main factors of stifling that desire. This episode we share the many avenues women...

Duration:01:04:45

Episode 43: Harley Quinn

2/5/2019
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Oh hey there, puddin'! Got somethin' special for ya! This week the gang gives you the details on Harley Quinn. Dani and Ify are joined by Tara Strong, voice of Harley Quinn and too many other characters to name, to talk about this comic book heroine. From her start in the Batman animated series to her many appearances in comics, video games, and movies the gang gives Harley her due diligence with a little insight into how Tara made Harley her own. All that and more on this week's episode of...

Duration:00:45:54

Episode 42: The Legend of Zelda Franchise

1/29/2019
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Pick up your Ocarina and get ready to save Hyrule because we're talking about The Legend of Zelda! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Geek Bomb creator Maude Garrett to discuss everyone's favorite elf and some people's least favorite fairy (Hey! Listen to this episode!) The three discuss the many games of the series and how they all do and do not connect as well as their favorite moments from the franchise. Fill up your heart meter with this week's episode of...

Duration:01:08:31

Episode 41: My Little Pony

1/22/2019
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Wanna be part of our Mane Six? Grab those headphones and get ready to be best friends because we're talking about the My Little Pony franchise! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Transgender SuperModel Arisce Wanzer to discuss these very pretty ponies and the world that surrounds them. The three touch on where MLP came from and how it grew into a media empire spawning its own unique fandom. Whether your new to the ponies or a full on Brony you'll get your kicks on today's episode of...

Duration:00:51:54

Episode 41: My Little Pony

1/22/2019
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Wanna be part of our Mane Six? Grab those headphones and get ready to be best friends because we're talking about the My Little Pony franchise! This week Dani and Ify are joined by Transgender SuperModel Arisce Wanzer to discuss these very pretty ponies and the world that surrounds them. The three touch on where MLP came from and how it grew into a media empire spawning its own unique fandom. Whether your new to the ponies or a full on Brony you'll get your kicks on today's episode of...

Duration:00:51:24

Episode 40: The Punisher`

1/15/2019
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Revenge is a dish best served with a side of podcast, or something like that. This week the gang is talking about the vigilante anti-hero, the Punisher. Dani and Ify are joined by Collider’s own Coy Jandreau to discuss Frank Castle and the many facets of this tortured character. This gun-toting hero has been the subject of both adulation and controversy and the gang makes sure to not miss an angle. Join us for this week’s episode of Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: The VERGE: Netflix’s Punisher...

Duration:01:21:48

Episode 40: The Punisher`

1/15/2019
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Revenge is a dish best served with a side of podcast, or something like that. This week the gang is talking about the vigilante anti-hero, the Punisher. Dani and Ify are joined by Collider’s own Coy Jandreau to discuss Frank Castle and the many facets of this tortured character. This gun-toting hero has been the subject of both adulation and controversy and the gang makes sure to not miss an angle. Join us for this week’s episode of Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES: The VERGE: Netflix’s Punisher...

Duration:01:20:28

BONUS EP: Clip Show #2

1/8/2019
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Dani and Ify give you their favorite moments from 2018 in part 2 of this New Year Clip Show! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:04:01

BONUS EP: Clip Show #2

1/8/2019
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Dani and Ify give you their favorite moments from 2018 in part 2 of this New Year Clip Show! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:04:32

BONUS EP: Clip Show #1

1/1/2019
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Dani and Ify give you their favorite moments from 2018 in part 1 of this Holiday Clip Show! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:00:00