May 242012

In this episode of Rag-NERD-rok, we take a long look into our Netflix Instant queues to bring you the best TV shows that the service has to offer! Later, Ed presents another episode of his audio serial drama, Dead of Winter. It’s an episode full of laughter, pathos and frightening breaks with consensual reality, so take your happy pills and listen up!

(Show notes after the break.)

I. The NPR Cold Open (00:00:00)

Yeah, we don’t really know either. Alex does have a velvety smooth baritone though, doesn’t he?

II. Introduction (00:00:27)

Erik introduces the show, sans pony puns, and for once, we get straight to discussing our main topic! (Oh, hell, you should all know better than that what happened by now.) Meyer is out having his dick replaced with a can opener (or something…::shudder::), so we decide to venture forth without him. He may be gone, but his penis is here in spirit!

Why did I just write that?

III. Netflix Discoveries 1-5 (00:02:33)

In this segment, we discuss five of our ten favorite shows from Netflix, in no particular order.

Twin Peaks


League of Gentlemen


Red Dwarf

IV. Interlude / Announcement (00:27:31)

We at Rag-NERD-rok are changing our update schedule! Because our Actual Play installments have become so popular, we will now be posting one per week. Every fourth week will be a regular podcast episode, and every other week, there’ll be an AP up and ready to go.

V. Netflix Discoveries, Part 2 (00:28:40)


Breaking Bad

That Mitchell and Webb Look

Avatar: The Last Airbender

30 Rock


Better Off Ted, Veronica Mars, The Dresden Files, Torchwood, Warehouse 13, Dollhouse, Heroes, Lexx, Harper’s Island, Riget, Persons Unknown, Father Ted, The IT Crowd, Luther, Mad Men, Weeds, Californication, Life on Mars, The Tick, Black Adder, Parks and Recreation, Trailer Park Boys, Farscape, Arrested Development, Ghost Adventures, Archangel, to name only a few.

VI. Dead of Winter Episode 3 (00:42:05)

Ed uses his audio warlock powers to give us a recap of what happened on previous episodes. Then, we dive right in to Episode 3.


Dead of Winter: Episode Three
The Brotherhood of Malevolence
written and directed by Ed Cress

Alex Costello as Elder Eta/additional voices
Ed Cress as the Mysterious Stranger/additional voices
Bob Domingo as Neil Price
Joann Domingo as Virginia “Ginny” Price
Flint Lockwood as Brother Mu
Ryan Mannix as The Pundit
Mike Natale as Evan Hollister
Mike Newman as Arthur Webb
Tony Picirrillo as Ralph McCan

Dialogue Recorded by:
Ed Cress, Brianna Linnehan and Alex Costello

Edited by:
Ed Cress

Foley Artists:
Abyssmal, Ed Cress, Angela-Cress Wineland, Dredile, Ryan Mannix,
orehek, redjim, strangely_gnarled and tiger sound


“Jazzy Investment”
by Rhythm Bastard

“Never Heard a Rhyme Like This Before”
by scotaltham

“He’s a Devil in His Own Hometown”
Performed by Billy Murray
Music by Irving Berlin
Words by Irving Berlin and Grant Clark

by gurondark

VII. Outro (01:03:12)

You know the usual spiel by now, don’t you? Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, send us email, leave us a voicemail by calling (516) 362 – NERD [6373], or leave a comment on the episode below. We’d love to hear about your favorite Netflix shows and movies! (Really though, we’re serious about that.)

You can also download our podcast through iTunes. Leave us a review there and we’ll be your best friends forever. (Okay, that time I was being facetious.)


NPR Cold Open: Backed Vibes Clean (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0
First Interlude: Everything Takes Longer Than One First Expects (Cosmic Analog Ensemble) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Second Interlude: San Francisco (Gosprom) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Outro: Broadway (Gosprom) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0


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