Ep. #147 – Feat. Brettzo and America Online @aol.com

This week Matt chats with burlesque and nerdom power couple, Brettzo and America Online @aol.com! They chat with Matt about their burlesque beginnings, their favorite acts and themes for shows, the power of comedy in burlesque, as well as how they are keeping busy and artistically fulfilled in a time of quarantine.

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Ep. #144 – The Return Of Mike Rugnetta

This week, Matt welcomes Mike Rugnetta back to the show. The two talk about Mike’s latest adventure – the Shadowrun podcast “Fun City.” They look back on his days on YouTube and PBS Idea Channel, chat about his love of tabletop gaming, writing music, his other podcast “Reasonably Sound” and the possibility of getting back to making new videos on the internet.

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Ep. #143 – The Return Of Mega Ran

In this episode, Matt welcomes back the incredible and prolific nerdcore rap legend, Mega Ran! Together they chat about Ran’s collaboration with MC Lars on their album, “The Dewey Decibel System”, the inspiration for his podcast, going from being a wrestling fan to being in the ring, playing live, creating in a time of social distancing, his latest EP “Ages Vol. 1” and finding time to enjoy pop culture without the need to always create from it.

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Ep. #139 – Feat. Schäffer The Darklord

On the latest episode of the podcast, Matt welcomes longtime friend and nerdy rap sorcerer, Schäffer The Darklord! The two chat about Schäffer’s tour with MC Lars, his upcoming new record, as well as what it’s like creating music for his monthly Patreon as compared to working on a full length record. They also chat about video games, slow walkers, the burlesque and wrestling extravaganza Tasselmania, and his record/band with Vince Vandal called “The Department Of Darkness.”

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Ep. #136 – Stormageddon’s 2019 Year In Review

It’s that time again! Matt wraps up 2019 by sharing some of his favorite media, moments, event, and accomplishments, as well as being honest about his year, how he’s feeling, and what the future holds. He takes some time to thank those have made an impact on him and supported him over this past year. See you in 2020 and remember… Music is life and life is good!

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Ep. #133 – Feat. Patrick Willems, Jake Torpey and Matt Torpey

On this week’s pod, Matt welcomes podcasters, creators, and movie nerds Patrick Willems, Jake Torpey, and Matt Torpey to the show. The three hosted the now-retired “We Heart Hartnett” podcast and can currently be heard on “Can’t Get Enough Of Keanu.” They are also the collaborative force behind Patrick’s Youtube channel “Patrick (H) Willems.”

Matt and the gents discuss the origins of “We Heart Hartnett” and, once it was completed, how and why they chose Keanu Reeves as their new subject. They get into the work that keeps Patrick’s channel running, and share some of their collaborative process. Matt also gets the deets on upcoming merch, videos on the horizon, and favorite Keanu movies.

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Ep. #132 – Feat. Super Smack

On the podcast this week, Matt is joined by nerd, rapper, dancer, actor and Nintendo lover, Super Smack. Together the two of them discuss Super Smack’s performance origins, his latest EP, “Neon Red,” song writing, collaborations, and his earliest gaming memories. They also discuss Smack’s roots in musical theater, his presence and plans for YouTube, tour life, his music videos and upcoming projects.

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Ep. #130 – The Return of Beefy

On this week’s episode, Matt welcomes back nerdcore legend and all around delightful dude, Beefy. Matt chats with Beefy about his new album, Too Big To Fail: Part 2, his longtime producing partner Tanner 4105, how nerdcore has evolved over the years — as well as what it’s like making music as a parent. The two also catch up on nerdy interests, other projects, future collaborations and more.

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Ep. #124 – Feat. John Lestrange

In this episode Matt welcomes historian, acrobat, gentleman, and big time nerd, John Lestrange. John has released two books on the history of genocide in media: Representations of Genocide in Cartoons, and his most recent release, Representations of Genocide in Video Games. Matt and John discuss John’s inspiration for both books, as well as the media he chose and why. The two also chat about John’s other nerdy passions and what led him to become a historian.

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Ep. #123 – Feat. Angélique Roché

In this episode Matt chats with the incredible Angélique Roché. Angélique is a host, attorney, content creator, and writer focused on the intersections of activism, policy, politics, current events, and nerd culture. The two chat about Angélique’s podcasts and the creative processes behind them. She also talk about how she got started as a content creator and writer. Finally, Matt and Angélique geek out about a great many things including comics, novels, TV, movies and video games.

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