Ep. 29 – Nerd Out

Cons, trivia nights, nerdy pub crawls, crafts, meet-ups, lions, and tigers, and bears oh my! Do you ever wish there was a place where you could find all the super cool nerdy events in your area? If you find yourself in that camp, look no further than Nerd Out! It’s more than just an awesome…

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Countdown to Infinity

18 Marvel Cinematic Universe films. 18 weeks to Infinity War. Coincidence? The world may never know. What I do know, is that I plan on spending a few hours each week leading up to Avengers: Infinity War by watching all 18 movies! In the past, I’ve watched the films both in the order they came out…

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Ep. 28 – Monster Rangers

I met a ghost, but he didn’t want my head, He only wanted to know the way to Denver. I met a devil, but he didn’t want my soul, He only wanted to borrow my bike awhile. I met a vampire, but he didn’t want my blood, He only wanted two nickels for a dime….

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Bonus Episode! Astronomy!

In honor of the upcoming solar eclipse, I’m re-publishing (pod-blishing?) my episode with amateur astronomer Lee! This podcast was originally published in January of 2016. Nerds, Assemble… TO SPACE!   Notes: featured image is from the NASA.gov Solar Eclipse Seen in Baja California This photo mosaic shows a view of the sun from Baja California…

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Ep. 26 – The Glitter Jedi of Espionage Cosmetics

It was a long time in the making (seriously, like three months), but it finally happened. I got to talk to the founder, CEO, head honcho, nerdess extraordinaire, THE Glitter Jedi, Jaimie Cordero of Espionage Cosmetics! “What is Espionage Cosmetics?” you ask. It’s a nerdy, geeky, fashionable makeup (aka cosmetic) company based in Seattle, Washington. Jaimie is…

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Ep. 25 – Ashley Mary Nunes

Ever seen a cosplayer and thought “Man, I bet they have a cool life!” If so, you will not be disappointed by this week’s guest, Ashley Mary Nunes!  She is an actress in horror movies, model, mom, and a super rad cosplaying nerd. So if you’re looking for some inspiration and nerdy goodness, look no…

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Ep. 24 – Elhoffer Design Pt 3

Sometimes, endings are hard. But not this one! This week we get to hear the conclusion of my awesomely magical conversation with the lovely Catherine Elhoffer of Elhoffer Design. If you’re looking for some free advice on breaking into the Nerdy Business-sphere, this episode is for you! So Nerds, Assemble!

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Ep. 23 – Elhoffer Design Part 2

Ladies, gentlemen, and everything in between, lend me your ears. For part 2 (of 3!) of my super awesome convo with Catherine Elhoffer of Elhoffer Design!   So Nerds, Assemble!

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Ep. 22 – Elhoffer Design

This month, I have been doing “CosMay”, which I was inspired to do on Instagram by Joanna Sotomura (@joannasotomura). “CosMay” is doing a little everyday cosplay, or bounding, which is essentially dressing in a fashion that is inspired by your favorite characters. A fun way to subtly (or not so subtly) insert some nerdiness into your…

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Ep. 21 – Calligraphy Nerd

Lately, I’ve been trying to improve my handwriting. Not just my normal, day to day writing, but also my cursive. Why? Because I want to be fancy. I want to wow people with how nice my letters to them are. You know… for all those letters we write. Okay, so maybe letter writing, and handwriting…

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The Wonder of Cons

WonderCon was a few weekends ago, and it definitely always feels like Opening Day of the convention season for me. There were a slew of new faces walking around from the end of last year, like characters from Stranger Things, Rogue One, Fantastic Beasts, and Doctor Strange, to name a few. It felt like they…

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Ep. 20 – Jordan Dené

Have you ever wanted to wear something nerdy, but not “in your face” nerdy? Or maybe something nerdy that only other nerds would understand. Nerdom on the sly. Well if any of those descriptions describe you, you’re in luck! This week’s guest is the wonderfully creative Jordan Dené, whose little, part time passion project on…

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Ep. 19 – Geek Girl Strong

Nerds. We’re not generally known for our physical prowess; our six packs are usually drawn on for the epic Secret Wars Thor cosplay we have planned and our strongest muscles are in our dice rolling hand. We marathon on Netflix, not city streets. Maybe, from time to time, we’ll get out and play some Quidditch,…

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Re-Assemble!

So… we meet again. Hey there! It sure has been a while since I last posted here on the website. A few months shy of a year. Not exactly how I pictured this Learn2Nerd project going. Last June, stuff went down at my job, and I was suddenly thrown into several positions where I had…

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Ep. 18 – Dungeons & Dragons

Hail to thee, fellow nerd! This week on the podcast, a valiant hero approaches to teach me the ways of D&D. That hero is Anthony, and he graciously volunteered to talk to me about one of the pinnacles of nerd culture, Dungeons and Dragons. (Fun Fact about Anthony, I used to babysit him. This was…

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Third Places – Nerds and Sociology

Hi everyone! I’m Ali, your resident Learn2Nerd Sociologist.   What is sociology you ask? From the American Sociological Association (ASA, also a formatting style I spent way too much time memorizing in college): “Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure…

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Ep. 17 – Van Gogh!

Well hello there! This week is a good one. We’re going back in time to a few weeks ago when I was in Chicago with my best friend, Kristin! She and I went to the Van Gogh exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute. Kristin schooled me on Van Gogh, photography, and various other art forms,…

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Ep. 16 – CIVIL WAR

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD! Hello all, if you have not yet seen Captain America: Civil War, you should NOT listen to this podcast! This week, the ever lovely Kristin joins me to both fangirl, and go a bit deeper in conversation about CACW. What we liked, what we didn’t, and what we couldn’t get…

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Ep. 15 – Orphan Black

Are you the only you? Or could you possibly be… a clone (dun dun dunnnn)?! This week on the podcast, L2N semi-regular guest Ali is back! This time she educates me on Orphan Black, the science of the sci-fi, and what exactly clone club is. Strap yourself in, hold on to your genes (see what…

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Ep. 14 – A Marvelous Week So Far

Why hello there! So glad you could stop by. This week I talk many Marvel things, as we have had many Marvel things come to our attention. Captain America: Civil War premier! Doctor Strange trailer! Catching up on Daredevil! Marvel Comics! Agents of SHIELD! whew! It’s so wonderful! I recorded this one from the Katy…

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Ep. 13 – WonderCon 2016 Part 2

I’m living in the past. WonderCon was just so wonderful! This week, Ali joins me again, and we talk about our favorite parts of Wonder Con, outside of the panels. Nerds, Assemble!

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Ep. 12 – WonderCon 2016

Well hello there! I know, I know…. It’s been about a month since I last posted a podcast. I bet you thought you’d seen the last of me. But NAY! Life got crazy, and I just wasn’t podcast prepared for it, but I’m back and better than ever! This week, I am joined by the…

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Ep. 11 – Katy and Pride and Prejudice

Good morrow to you, fellow nerd! This week on the podcast, the tables have turned. Kristin returns, but this time she is the interviewer, and I am the interviewee. Why, you ask? Simple, I answer! Because I love Pride and Prejudice, and what better Valentine’s Day topic than a classic romance? (Arguably Deadpool, which was…

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Ep. 10 Me, Myself, and the Year of the Nerd (aka 2016)

Hello there!  This week’s podcast is a little different format than the rest. This week it’s just little old me, talking about some of the geeky movies that I am super excited about! Before 2016 even started, I had dubbed it the Year of the Nerd. And boy, am I excited at what we nerds have coming…

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Ep. 9 – Lee and Astronomy

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse Have you ever looked at the night sky? Really looked at it? It’s been far too long since I have had a chance to do just that, but do I want to after…

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Ep. 8 Girl Power

As the wise sage Beyoncé once said, “Who run the world? GIRLS.” This week my lovely friend Kristin returns! You may remember her from the Once Upon A Time episode (Ep. 1). She and I talk about girls in geek culture, and how we (girls) are shaping the nerd-world around us. Girl or not, join…

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Ep. 7 Christina and Books

Butterfly in the skyyyy, I can go twice as highhhhhhh Take a look, it’s in a book – Reading Rainbow. Ah, who doesn’t love the nostalgia that comes with that song. Books are a gateway into different worlds, and many times, an intro into nerdom.  This week on the podcast, I talk to Christina, a…

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Ep. 6 Michael and The Twilight Zone

You sit alone in dimly lit room. The lights flicker, and suddenly everything is in black and white. You hear strange music, reminiscent of video games. Suddenly, voices join with the music, talking about *lights flicker off then on* *distant owl hoot* The Twilight Zone. This week on the Learn2Nerd Podcast, I talk to Michael…

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Ep. 5 – Susan and A Christmas Carol

Ho Ho Ho Merry Nerdmas! This week I thought I would be festive and have a special Christmas edition of the podcast, so I interview a lovely person who loves Christmas more than anyone else I know. My mom! 😀 We talk about her love of the classic Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, her Santa collection, and…

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Ep. 4 – Ryan and Star Wars

Who you callin scruffy lookin? This week I’m talking to the wicked awesome Ryan about Star Wars!  We reminisce about the first time we saw the films, and fangirl/boy about The Force Awakens. We also go over a few theories that we have or have read, and where we think the saga is going. Join…

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Ep. 3 – Steven and Heroes

Hey there nerds! This week I talk to a nerd that is near and dear to my heart; my exceptionally geeky cousin, Steven! He’s one of the big reasons why I’m such the nerd I am today. He helped introduce me to so many different, awesome, nerdy interests, that this wouldn’t be a nerd podcast…

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Ep. 2 – Ali, Lindsey, and Supernatural

This week I talk to my friends Ali and Lindsey about the hit cult show, Supernatural!  They’re sharing all about conventions, the fandom, and of course the #SPNfamily. So gather round with your beer, pie, and rock salt, and get ready to rock!   Nerds, Assemble!

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Learn2Nerd Podcast Ep1 – Kristin and Once Upon A Time

This week, I’m talking with the fantastically geeky, magically nerdy, all around lovely person, Kristin!  She’s the Kirk to my Spock. The Watson to my Sherlock. The Loki to my Thor. She’s also the person who introduced me to the wonderful show Once Upon A Time! So join us to discuss modern takes on fairy…

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Learn2Nerd Podcast Ep0.0

Welcome to the Learn2Nerd Podcast! I am so excited to start on this adventure in learning about all things nerd! This first podcast is an short introduction to me, and what the podcast is going to be like.  Give it a listen, and let me know what you think! Nerds, ASSEMBLE!

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