Sep 012012

This is it, folks. All of Rag-NERD-rok history has been leading to this moment, this episode. Get ready, for your ears are about to be assaulted by the sweet, dulcet tones of history in the making. After months of snide comments and off-hand Pony references, the RNR guys sit down and tackle the most important topic of out generation: Bronies. Are they a force for good or are they Satan’s emissaries? Find out as Ryan and Erik go up against Alex and Meyer, with Ed acting as moderator for the most calm heated discussion ever.

And speaking of Ponies, the RNR crew finally gets to lay something to rest. The man who has haunted them ever since Erik gave him an undeserved shout-out way back when, Twizzle, finally earns that shout-out. And we all pay the price.

The guys wrap up the episode with a blooper reel (think of this as our Season 3 clip-show episode). It’s a rare and intimate look into what goes on behind the scenes of Rag-NERD-rok (please don’t hate us after listening to it).

(Show notes after the break)

I. Cold Open: Ryan and Terminator (00:00:00)

Ryan’s new roommate suffers the worst case of mistaken identity ever. Hijinks ensue.

II. Discussion: Bronies: Yea or Neigh (00:01:36)

We break it down, with Erik and Ryan on the pro-Brony, Meyer and Alex on the anti-Brony side and Ed perched precariously in the middle. We break the issue down all professional-like and talk about a few different points of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fandom, including:

1. Fan Works
2. Trolling and Retaliation
3. Just the Fucking Bronies
4. Clopping

So where do you come down on the whole “Brony/No-Brony” issue. Let us know in the comments!

III. Twizzle Voicemails (00:47:53)

That old so-and-so Twizzle finally earned his shout out. And boy, did he make us regret making fun of him for so many months. Actually, after having listened to his voicemails, we feel pretty good about making fun of him. And after you listen to them, you’ll want to soak your brain in bleach. Sorry about that.

IV. Blooper Reel (00:56:10)

You’ve probably always wondered, “How do those Rag-NERD-rok guys always sound so wonderful? Are they simply perfect?” Well, as much as we hate to break it to you, we are not, in fact, podcasting deities. In fact, we do make errors while recording. A lot. But thanks to the miracles of modern technology, those bloopers have been preserved! So enjoy listening to us screw up. And Meyer fart.

V. Outro (01:02:45)

Ed turned into a vengeful god for some reason. It happens to the best of us sometimes. If you don’t want to incur his wrath, make sure you email us at, Tweet us @ragnerdrok, like us on Facebook at, and leave us a voicemail by calling (516) 362 – NERD [6373]. (Except you, Twizzle. We’ve heard quite enough out of you.) And if you want to have your words read on-air, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes.

Music and SFX:

First Interlude: Thinking Of You (Cantonement Jazz Band) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Second Interlude: Burning Saddles (Ponytail) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Outro: Good God/Bad God (Let Me Crazy) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0


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Rag-NERD-rok Podcast by Alex Costello, Edward Cress, Erik Dickash, Ryan Mannix and Billy Meyer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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