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Sep 192013
 
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One of the most intriguing aspects of science fiction and fantasy is their ability to transport us to other worlds, often incredibly detailed fictional places with their own elaborate histories. In this episode, we discuss some examples of works in these genres that spark our imaginations, as well as what makes them so evocative. From tenacious, resourceful characters to highly advanced technological toys, each element contributes something unique to these worlds, helping us to share in their creators’ vision. After the break, we recommend some of our favorite sci-fi and fantasy media for your future enjoyment, and Meyer puts our knowledge of obscure sci-fi titles to the test. So grab your ray guns, deely boppers and rings of true power, and prepare yourselves for another thought-provoking discussion with The Rag-NERD-rok Crew!

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Jul 242013
 
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Game of Thrones has quickly become one of the most respected shows and book series of our generation, seemingly overnight. Before the HBO show, few people had heard of the series. Now, everyone talks about how Winter is Coming. We here at Rag-NERD-rok love us some Game of Thrones. So with the third season recently wrapped, we decided to talk about it and share our thoughts about… OMG THE RED WEDDING! I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT HAPPENED! WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK! I DON’T…BUT…IT…GAH!!!!!

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(Spoilers and show notes after the jump. And sorry about the Ned Stark meme. We just had to do it.)

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May 232013
 
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From the minds of five ordinary nerds comes a tour-de-force of bad fan fiction, a derivative work so puerile, so debauched, so nonsensical that we devoted an entire episode to exploring its murky depths. Each member of the Rag-NERD-rok Crew comes to the table with a different intellectual property in the hopes of creating a five-way crossover fic that will leave you stunned–preferably in a good way, but we’ll take whatever stunned reactions we can get. The result is part fanfic, part role play, part improvised musical, and completely, hilariously terrible from beginning to end. Join us for a ret-conning, fourth-wall-shattering, Gary-Stu-creating extravaganza of an episode, this month on Rag-NERD-rok!

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May 162013
 

Rag-NERD-rok Cold Open SUPERCUT!

Here you go, Rag-NERD-rok fans! Have half an hour of our beloved improv comedy segments, on me! For your listening pleasure, here are all of the cold openers we’ve done since the podcast’s inception, compiled together in one file. Some of the early segments are a bit rough around the edges, but I think they’re all pretty hilarious.

Hope you enjoy!

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Apr 042013
 
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In this month’s episode, four members of The Rag-NERD-rok Crew step up to answer one of the toughest questions facing Marvel geeks for the past fifty years: just who is the best X-Men character? Join the guys and special guest host Derek for a debate to determine which hero—or villain—fits the bill. Then, after the break, our good friend Will joins us for a special Rag-NERD-rok version of The Newlywed Game where Ed and Meyer compete to see which one of them knows him better. Finally, we share some very special emails we received from loyal listener Robert P.

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