The Nerd Bliss Podcast As the name suggests, we’re nerds, or geeks if you prefer. That doesn’t restrict our topics to Star Trek and hyperdrives. Have you ever heard anyone referred to as a [insert hobby here]-geek/nerd? For example, sewing geeks, car geeks, tech geeks, etc. We want to talk about, and to, all of them as well as traditional geek fare, such as cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy, science, TV & movies, conventions, and fandom of all stripes. We’re even hoping to eventually hit topics such as lifestyle design, music, voice acting, life hacks, health and fitness, and the proverbial “much, much more”.

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The NerdBliss Podcast As the name suggests, we’re nerds, or geeks if you prefer. That doesn’t restrict our topics to Star Trek and hyperdrives. Have you ever heard anyone referred to as a [insert hobby here]-geek/nerd? For example, sewing geeks, car geeks, tech geeks, etc. We want to talk about, and to, all of them as well as traditional geek fare, such as cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy, science, TV & movies, conventions, and fandom of all stripes. We’re even hoping to eventually hit topics such as lifestyle design, music, voice acting, life hacks, health and fitness, and the proverbial “much, much more”.

  • Episode #47 - The Wakandan Bobsled Team
    by Four Foot One Media on February 18, 2018 at 3:49 am

    We got the fevers! Wakandan fever and Olympic fever, that is. We talk a lot about Black Panther, but don't worry about spoilers. We recorded this before the movie released. We talk about the Winter Olympics and Olympics in general. But it would be us without obscure things Wing Commander and Condorman. Oh, and you will NEVER guess what Eric's first movie in the theater was. Chris called mom for the answer. Topics: Why did the Romulans have Klingon ships in the original series? Why do Romulans have a "forehead" and less strength and psychic abilities than Vulcans? Dan's theory. Introductions Alex Ross exhibit at The Upcountry History Museum. Don't touch the B-Wing. The laughter of the dead. How sophisticated is the Star Trek transporter? Black Panther is almost upon us! The MCU at large. The Winter Olympics and the most Irish name in the world. A NerdBliss crash course in modern Olympic history. Remembering Wing Commander, for better or worse. Eric recalls he and Chris seeing Condorman in the U.K., HBO intermissions, and the British TV License. Back to Black Panther, new trailers and teasers. Solo will be the Star Trek: Discovery for Star Wars fans. Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. Eric's first movie in the theater. Early Disney live action movies. Eric's Enterprise update leads to a very herbal discussion. Back to Winter Olympics. Black Panther quiz. […]

  • Episode #46 - Luna Shovegood of the Spartanburg Deadly Dolls
    by Four Foot One Media on February 9, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Our guest in this episode is all about the hits! Meet Luna Shovegood of the Spartanburg Deadly Dolls roller derby team. Luna tells us all about the sport and why she loves it. If your last memory of roller derby is the theatrical spectacles of the 70's and 80's, you're in for a surprise. Roller derby is a real sport now and it's growing in popularity. Topics: The Cloud Monster A Special NerdBliss Podcast Ceremony Heath's surprise for Chris. Luna Shovegood of the Spartanburg Deadly Dolls Derby in the Olympics? A league for substance users. More He-Man and She-Ra Questions for Luna The Fried Green Rotten Tomatoes Game A tour of Kevin Bacon. &nbs […]

  • Episode #45 - Sometimes You Just Want a Big Mac
    by Four Foot One Media on February 3, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Can you think of any meaningful scenes between Scotty and Dr. McCoy? We had a really hard time trying to do that. Do you know what's even harder? Coming up with a synopsis of this week's episode. That's what. I mean, it's all good. It's just...random. Topics: Relating to the cast of Black Panther. Social agendas in your face. Best animated feature Oscar nominations. Tropic Thunder. Dan was right about I Am Sam. What does God need with a starship? The gourmet burger versus the Big Mac. Some aimless talk about Star Wars, Jar Jar Binks, and George Lucas Paddington 2 and kids movies in general. Eric and the live drops. Slash and shipping Data and C3PO. Name a Star Trek scene with Scotty and McCoy, we dare you. Citra Ass Down IPA and other creative craft beer names. Star Trek: Enterprise update from Eric. Deconstructing Captain Archer and Enterprise. Modern fandom, did the internet ruin fandom or is fandom outdated? Get your NerdBliss Podcast T-Shirt here. […]

  • Episode #44 - Heath Lane and the Episode of a Thousand Coughs
    by Four Foot One Media on January 28, 2018 at 1:57 am

    In this episode, we welcome our good friend and local musician Heath Lane. Heath plays in multiple bands and occasionally fills in as other bands need him. He also teaches guitar when time allows. Heath, like our good friend Dan who is back with us in this episode, is an avid Star Wars toy collector and all-around great human being. Below are links to Heath's pages on ReverbNation and Facebook. There's also a lot of coughing in this episode, mostly from Alex. Sorry about that. Heath Lane on ReverbNation. Heath Lane on Facebook. Topics: Introductions. Star Wars Toy Collecting. Heath's Music. Learning to play guitar and singing. Being naked to The Andy Griffith Show theme. The round of questions for Heath. Dan's take on Ronald Reagan Who's your favorite Doctor? Progressive Rock, Axl Rose, AC/DC, and The Spaghetti Incident? Another visit to Chris' messed up playlist. &nbs […]

  • Episode #43 - Lieutenant Dan The Star Wars Man
    by Four Foot One Media on January 19, 2018 at 12:41 am

    In this episode, we welcome Dan Klink to the TNBP studio. Dan is a massive collector of Star Wars toys and is well versed in geekdom. Look for him to be a regular contributor to the show, but for now, take some time to get to know him. We get his take on some our recent topics like toxic fandom and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. […]

  • Episode #42 - Don't Panic
    by Four Foot One Media on January 14, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Hosts: Tina, Eric, Alex, and Chris Do you know where your towel is? You'll need it for follow-up discussions on toxic fandom and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We also extol the virtues of anesthesia while Chris has "been drankin'". […]

  • Episode #41 - He-Ra, She-Man And The Masters of the Fandomverse
    by Four Foot One Media on January 6, 2018 at 7:14 am

    In this episode, we share our impressions of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Other topics include toxic fandom, 2017 in review and our plans for 2018. We also cover The 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special, a forthcoming reboot for She-Ra on Netflix, and just about everything in between. Topics: Porg vs Pork The NerdBliss Christmas PSA: Make an Amazon Wish List Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the good and the bad. We want to see The Shape of Water Toxic Fandom 2017 in review and the "Yule Be Sorry" gathering. The whole "Christmas Movie" thing and the Doctor Who Christmas Special. Who's reading the show notes? (You are, no doubt.) Eric has a Twitter account. Rainbow Dash burlesque, shout out to Metricula, and sexy sharks. She-Ra Netflix reboot, She-Ra classic, and The Toys That Made Us documentary. &nbs […]

  • Episode #40 - Insomnicast (No, this is not going to be a thing.)
    by Four Foot One Media on December 22, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Some days we're just dog tired. This was one of those days. Be sure to listen for updates about Treklanta for 2018! Topics: General tiredness and the virtues of QuikTrip (QT) pizza. The ESO Network holiday gathering and The USS Republic holiday party. Treklanta announcements. We made it to 40 episodes. More Disney / Fox stuff. Who doesn't like Rogue One? Does a sequel need to be able to stand on its own? The realization that people are actually listening. Marvel New Warriors. Family programming. Let's bring back Hammer Man and MC Hammer. Eric L. Watts and Star Trek: Discovery. Battlestar Galactica re-make. Ark II and Space Academy (see videos below) The wayward Corona Light and science of skunked beer. Christmas shopping 2017. Space Rockers from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Chris tries to wrap and Eric keeps it going with the IV Bar. […]

  • Episode #39 - Draggin' The Line
    by Four Foot One Media on December 16, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Stranger Things, Season 2 [SPOILER WARNING] Chris in a knock-off Michael Jackson-style jacket holding a roll of 35mm film. (Once upon a time, you didn't get to see your pictures instantly.) Eric's employer was bought out by his new employer. Shoutouts to Adam and Wheatley. The Disney / Fox deal, Southern Baptists, and The Black Hole. All things Squirrel Girl and the fabulous John Barrowman. Why does Costco check your receipt? The virtues of Costco. Alex's bad touch experience. Tina's retail experience. Celebrities with problems. Keeping your Singers straight. Keeping your LaVars straight. Meandering Mosers, Disney, and Unobtainium. Goddamn! That awkward plea for listener engagement. The Reply All Podcast. Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, new trailer. Licencing issues and J.R.R. Tolkien's son and grandchildren's handling of licensing. Tarantino rumored to make the next Star Trek film. Daym Drops loses the narrative to Marc Summers. &nbs […]

  • Episode #38 - Special Revolver
    by Four Foot One Media on December 9, 2017 at 4:05 am

    We play the Fried Green Rotten Tomatoes Game with Paddington, Gnomeo & Juliet, Justice League, and Thor: Ragnarok up for bids. We also talk about stuff. Peter New came up a time or two, as well as those two shows we always talk about. Also, does the holiday classic "It's Cold Outside" need to go away? Suddenly, Ricardo Montalban and rich, Corinthian Leather! […]

  • Episode #37 - Are We Doing This Again? - Intoxicast Vol 2.5 Part 2
    by Four Foot One Media on December 1, 2017 at 8:15 am

    A lot has been happening for us and a few things didn't happen for us. The result? You get a previously unplanned second part to Intoxicast Vol 2.5. We apologize for not having new material. After this episode, we're hoping to step up our game a bit. In the meantime, if you enjoy people prattling on at a party, you'll love this episode. If not, we'll be back to some meaningful content next week. […]

  • Episode #36 - Redacted
    by Four Foot One Media on November 18, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Just because Chris has a day job doesn't mean the show won't go on. Tina and Eric host our good friends Adam Whetston and Johnathan Wheatley (who you may remember from Intoxicast Vol 2.5) in a free-form discussion. This is good geek talk right here. If they hadn't mentioned [redacted] so many times, this would have been a perfect episode. […]

  • Episode #35 - The Path of the Righteous Man
    by Four Foot One Media on November 10, 2017 at 5:13 am

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you." Ezekiel 25:17 (not really) Note: I learned after our recording that Ezekiel 25:17 was only brewed once by D9 and has since been retired. So if you see one, you better grab it. Topics: The presentation of Eric's birthday gift, Ezekiel 25:17 by D9 Brewing. More Orville and Discovery as a nod to our friends at The Bearded Ones. The Toasty Farmer at Brewery 85. Foods that make us feel like kids again, ice cream trucks, and why the British have better bacon and cheese. The Take Craft Back campaign to buy Anheuser Busch InBev, see campaign video below. Big corporations and small businesses. Dave's not here and Chris' use of NBC and ABC Saturday morning cartoon bumpers. Another homage to The Bearded Ones and Chris "strokes out". Tea & Absinthe Why do delivery companies hand off to the post office to complete delivery? Don't mess with Chris' orders from Build-A-Bear. Voice actor Peter New made a custom voice box for us. Chris remembers San Francisco and his Build-A-Bear experience. The character of Isaac on The Orville and our Thor: Ragnarok challenge coins. Alcohol and some callbacks to Intoxicast Vol 2.5 […]

  • Episode #34 - Intoxicast Vol. 2.5 - All Hallows Geek
    by Four Foot One Media on November 3, 2017 at 4:18 am

    We were invited to record at the fourth annual Moser Halloween Party where we revisit our friends from Intoxicast Vol. 2, Jessica & James Moser, Jonathan Wheatley, and Arnold. We're also joined by Adam "Thor" Whetston, a faithful listener and guardian of Party City Asgard. It's a party, and it went much like parties go. We'll be back to our regular content next week. […]

  • Episode #33 - Where No F-Bombs Have Gone Before
    by Four Foot One Media on October 24, 2017 at 1:52 am

    What the actual f**k? F-Bombs on Star Trek: Discovery?? You're damn right! This episode is obviously foul-mouthed, but it is foul-mouthed with a point...and ponies...and panthers....and BEER!   Topics: Teaching Bronies about friendship and the superiority of pie, the giving of the pie, and the eating and non-eating of the pie. Carolina BrewHaHa and more prattling on about craft beer. Mad shout out to The Southern Growl. The ESO TeePublic Store is now online! Some commentary on the print-to-order business model. Thoughts (and prayers) on the Black Panther trailer, and musings on the hometowns of Chadwick Boseman and Edwin McCain. Snoop Dogg is a game show host and other rappers who went to television and movies. The F-Bomb on Star Trek: Discovery and the whole debate on the validity of profanity in language. Dave and Alex aren't here, and this follows to its natural conclusion, a conversation about Harlem Nights and the overall health of Della Reese. The culpability of both McDonald's and Rick & Morty fans in the Szechuan sauce debacle. Mad love to whoever is running Wendy's and KFC's Twitter campaigns. We actually get to try some Paul Masson brandy and thoughts on future drinking events. &nbs […]

  • Episode #32 - Andrew Van - Down By The River
    by Four Foot One Media on October 21, 2017 at 5:27 am

    In this episode, we welcome improv comedian Andrew Van. Andrew is an improv comedian and real estate agent in Greenville, SC. He tells us how he got into comedy and highlights how improv teaches life skills. If you're looking to buy or sell a house in the Greenville, SC you can email Andrew at andrew -at- theharogroup dot com, or call 864-905-3737. […]

  • Episode #31 - Thirty-One-Derful
    by Four Foot One Media on October 12, 2017 at 12:24 am

    We now have as many episodes as a certain ice cream chain has flavors. Get us some mint chocolate chip, please. We continue the discussion of Star Trek: Discovery and The Orville. We talk about Blade Runner 2049, My Little Pony: The Movie, Szechuan sauce, anime, Ralphie May, how not to stink at a convention, new seasons of British goodness, and we play The Fried Green Rotten Tomatoes Game. EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING. Topics: Continuation of our impressions of Star Trek: Discovery and The Orville. My Little Pony: The Movie...we talk about it so you might as well come to peace with it. Also, it's Steampunk. Alex's impressions of Blade Runner 2049. McDonald's Szechuan Sauce fiasco and Sailor Moon mashups. Anime dubs vs subs. Tina doesn't get it. RIP Ralphie May and Iraqi tourist attractions. Alex talks about Anime Weekend Atlanta and it's con funk (see Foamy video below) Jonathan Ian Mathers vs YouTube New seasons of Red Dwarf and Dirk Gently coming to the U.S. in October 2017. The Fried Green Rotten Tomatoes Game with My Little Pony: The Movie, Blade Runner 2049, and Star Trek: Discovery. Alex shames us all with his charity work and final thoughts. […]

  • Episode #30 - Down & Dirty
    by Four Foot One Media on October 7, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    In this episode, we give our first impressions of Star Trek: Discovery and discuss the movies from our younger years that had the most impact on us. We also cover Stranger Things, Blade Runner 2049, and the thirtieth anniversary of The Princess Bride. We also manage to mock 6-year-olds at karaoke and, of course, drop many pony references throughout the episode. Topics: Dave tells us about Day of the Giants by Lester Del Rey (see link below). Hell Comes To Ponyville. Blade Runner 2049 and its source material. The Man In The High Castle Our impressions of Star Trek: Discovery, and a brief tribute to Sandy Frank. The MST3K episode that Chris brain farted on is Fugitive Alien. Frozen vs Brave. Chris trolls Miley Cyrus fans. Hearing underage girls sing very adult songs at karaoke. Stealing displays from movie theaters. Stranger Things season 2 (see trailer below). The Santa Clarita Diet (see trailer below). Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Our send-up of Bryan Cranston. The 30th anniversary of The Princess Bride. The seminal movies from our childhoods. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton set to appear in a new Terminator movie which leads to thoughts on Logan. &nbs […]

  • Episode #29 - The Show Notes Showcase
    by Four Foot One Media on October 1, 2017 at 7:24 am

    In the absence of Alex, the show took on the consistency of an amoeba. There's a lot of stream-of-consciousness happening in this one which leads to random references from all over the geek spectrum. We will try to document them here so you at least of something you can use to keep up. Of note, is the fact that we recorded this just a few hours before the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery on September 24th, 2017. Topics: The premiere of Star Trek: Discovery. The first episodes of The Orville. Our thoughts on Alara grinding on us. Chris's beard and Dave's mustache. An awkward exchange about our parents. More dark humor at Stan Lee's expense. Tina's current audiobook, Nightfall by Ann Stuart, is narrated by our previous guest Evan Harris. (See link below for more info.) Should we talk about pony pr0n? Dave's movie segment. It Comes At Night. (See link below.) Our new Patreon page and how our Amazon Affiliate link works. What is your money pit hobby? Eric's personal training and thoughts on Planet Fitness. Greenville's first arcade bar, Tilt. The football game playing on Tilt's TVs. Dave doesn't eat pork. Jesus didn't look like Thor. A stream of consciousness inspired by "The Invisible Man." We continue to express our profound love for Tara Strong and Pam Adlon. New segment transition for the show. A classic SNL sketch that spoofs School House Rock. Another follow-up on MoviePass, which leads to nostalgia about The Big Hit. The hot button of political correctness. &nbs […]

  • Episode #28 - Exit The Dragon 2017
    by Four Foot One Media on September 22, 2017 at 3:02 am

    We continue to recover from DragonCon 2017. We remember what we can about Intoxicast Vol. 2: Electric Malibu and hold court on what we'll call the next one. Much of what we did at DragonCon can be seen on our Instagram (@nerdblisspod). While Tina rides her high from our last improv show, Alex talks about his daughter's Wonder Woman cosplay aspirations and shares some stories from his charity work. Finally, we give our impressions of The Orville and play the (Fried Green) Rotten Tomatoes game. Hosts: Topics: (2:39) The naming and announcement of future Intoxicast episodes. (6:23) Tina recalls drunken Alex at TrekTrax 2012, and Chris gives the secret phrase to get chatty drunks to go to bed. (8:50) DragonCon memory loss and more about Intoxicast Vol. 2 (12:11) Alex asks about Chris re-growing facial hair. (We forgot to mention why Jonathan Frakes is the reason Chris is growing the beard back as if you couldn't guess. Chris asked Number One whether or not he should re-grow the beard, mostly as a joke. Mr. Frakes sincerely recommended that he grow it back.) (13:31) The appearance of the Seventh Host, The Upstairs Neighbors (specifically, their washing machine) and we discuss the secret to Alex being funny. (14:59) We are planning a D&D game night. (15:53) Alex is watching Rick and Morty now. (17:04) Alex's daughter wants to cosplay as Wonder Woman and he has feelings about it. (24:33) Alex will be working the Georgia Make A Wish Foundation to appear as a superhero at children's hospitals. (25:46) Alex made a visit to an adopted child's birthday party at a local fire station. (28:48) Eric talks about the side effects of his flu shot. (29:25) Chris is considering going "Canadian Sober" (30:26) Tina suggests an unconventional way of contacting us. (32:13) Tina has an idea for a new game for the show. (35:46) Alex gives an example of a question you should NOT ask your brain trust. (40:19) Chris and Tina mention taking improv classes with Alchemy Comedy (see the link below or on our Friends & Sponsors page). (43:34) We find yet more time to talk about the Intoxicast concept. (47:31) We give our impressions of The Orville. (57:24) The (Fried Green) Rotten Tomatoes game: The Orville Edition Below: The end of Intoxicast Vol. 2, with a special guest photo bomb by James Moser. Links: […]

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