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Episode 197 - Drunk Shakespeare with Chelsea Dàvid

This week, Justin and Doug are joined by a Mind Gap all-star - the absolutely wonderful and inspiring human known as Chelsea Dàvid! She stopped by to talk about acting, why Shakespeare is intimidating to most people, and how awkward it is to network with people. Chelsea is also a new cast member of the Drunk Shakespeare show, which she describes in great detail and it sounds amazing! It’s also right across the street from Elephant and Castle at 182 N. Wabash, so grab a drink at E&C and then head over and check out her show! You can find all of the performance dates and ticket info at http://drunkshakespeare.com.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs. the cast of Supernatural.

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Episode 196 - Feige it Out with Matty Robinson

The incredible comedian and actor Matty Robinson joins Doug and Justin this week to talk about wrapping presents, whether or not you’re allowed to swear in front of your parents as an adult, and then the nerds do a breakdown of the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. The dorks then talk about Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and then the heroes have a long discussion about the state of Star Wars.

You can follow Matty on Instagram @mattydor11 and you can listen to him on the Hood Nerds podcast. You can also catch Matty on Comedy Central’s new show Southside, which premiers this summer.

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Episode 195 - Leaving Facebook and Game of Thrones

This week, Justin and Doug are joined by the great and wonderful Chris Vellucci. The dorks then talk about Justin’s decision to leave Facebook, how social media companies capture users data and sells it, and whether convenience is worth the price of privacy. The nerds then discuss disappointments with Game of Thrones.

Things wrap up with a pretty contentious throw-down featuring Hela vs. Thanos.

You can see Chris performing with the Chris at Matt Show at Second City.  Buy your tickets now!

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Episode 194 - Avengers Endgame, Star Wars Episode 9, and Game of Thrones with Dave Cochrane

The mighty Dave Cochrane returns this week to discuss all spoilery things about Avengers Endgame, the Star Wars Episode 9 teaser, and the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. The nerds break down their favorite moments, questions, and beefs.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Wolverine vs. Black Panther.

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Episode 193 - Greeting Cards are Lazy with Robin Minkens

The wonderful actor Robin Minkens joins Doug and Justin to talk about Alan Moore’s From Hell, how social media is affecting humans, and podcast fan Jarryd tells a story about how Dean Cain blocked him on Twitter. The dorks then discuss pet peeves that create friction when dealing with other people, why greeting cards are stupid, and how Justin and Doug don’t look forward to getting older for a very specific issue.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring a young, rebellious Drew Barrymore vs. young, rebellious Miley Cyrus.

Big thanks to all of the folks on Twitch who added to the conversation like Waterspeech, 2GoodHips, Snowtraag, and TheJurbas!  

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Episode 192 - The best $2000 Story with Seth Gersbach

The mighty actor and comedian Seth Gersbach joins Doug and Justin to talk about why malls seem pointless nowadays, the music that was important in their formative years, and flat-earthers. Twitch followers try to convince Doug to reach out to a woman he kissed when he was in 8th grade, the dorks share their stories of wanting to leave their hometowns, and annoying low-hanging comedic fruit. Then, Seth tells a $2000 story.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Flat-Earthers vs. Anti-Vaxxers.

Big thanks to all of the folks on Twitch who added to the conversation like Waterspeech and TheJurbas!

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Episode 191 - “Great Things Happen, Start With Fire” with Becca Russo

The amazing and incomparable Becca Russo joins Doug and Justin this week to chat about their tells when lying, how temporary employees are treated as sub-humans, and some of Becca’s dating disasters. The dorks then talk about what their perfect days would look like, Doug says one of the dumbest sentences, and then the nerds talk about perfect foods.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Rashida Jones’ character from The Office, Karen, vs. her character from Parks and Rec, Ann.

Big thanks to all of the folks on Twitch who added to the conversation like 2 Good Hips, Boba Fetish, and Snotraag!

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Episode 190 - Order of Operations with Erika Hakmiller

The amazing writer and actor Erika Hakmiller joins Doug and Justin to learn about Thanos and his master plan, discuss weird films, and vent about what makes them walk out of a movie.  Then, the nerds talk about the order of operations of normal tasks and what makes the most sense. Do you put the milk in the bowl first or the cereal? Do you put your right or left leg in your pants first when putting them on?  Do you shower or brush your teeth first in the morning? The dorks answer these questions and more!

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring the 1975 SNL cast vs. the 2019 SNL cast.

Big thanks to all of the folks on Twitch who added to the conversation (we’re looking at you, Snotraag).

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Episode 189 - Alien School Play and Unanswered Marvel Cinematic Universe Questions

Doug and Justin are joined by the mighty Pat Dwyer this week and the nerds talk about whether or not Keebler elves are actually elves, how Paul Revere’s story was misleading, Jon Bon Jovi, the amazing high school drama production of Alien, and movies from the 80s and 90s that could never be made today.  The dorks then discuss a Cracked article which asked five unanswered questions from the Marvel cinematic universe.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Gollum vs. Bilbo Baggins.

You can find Pat Dwyer through his website http://patdwyerwastaken.com/ and @IKnowPatDwyer on all social medias.

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Episode 188 - Captain Marvel with Jamie Yates

The wonderful and amazing Jamie Yates stops by on this week’s podcast to talk shop about Facebook and it’s unnatural nature, being a theater and band nerd, and Celine Dion, before providing a relatively spoiler-free breakdown of Captain Marvel because, you know, JUSTIN HASN’T SEEN IT YET!

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Captain Marvel vs. Thor.

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Episode 187 - Lawyering and Film with Adam Smestad

This week, Justin and Doug are joined by the mighty commercial litigator, director, writer, and actor, Adam Smestad. The three nerds talk about creating the web series, Chicago HR, moving from personal injury lawyering to commercial litigation lawyering, what it’s like playing a small role on a TV show, what it must be like to prepare for a romantic scene in TV and film, and the recent debate over whether a movie should be a theatrical release in order to be considered for an Oscar.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring personal injury lawyers vs. commercial litigators.  

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Episode 186 - A Mind Gap Experience with Megan Renner Rieck

Doug and Justin are joined by the wonderful and amazing actor, mother, and beer drinker, Megan Renner Rieck. The heroes talk about a buffet of topics such as “dirty pleasure” reality shows, Intervention, Bright Burn, bad movie trailers for kids, Star Wars, and so much more!

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring the hosts and casts of A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila vs. Rock of Love with Bret Michaels.

You can find Megan doing her fine work in the upcoming Chris and Matt Show at Second City in May.

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Episode 185 - The Butthurt Bonanza

This week, Doug tells a riveting story of a recent poop attack, then he talks about taking his daughter to see her first movie at a movie theater.  The dorks then discuss the dudes in the world who are butthurt over Brie Larson’s comments and how they are boycotting Captain Marvel.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring the Punisher vs. John Wick.

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Episode 184 - Ralph Breaks the Internet, PJ Masks, and 100 Bullets

This week, Doug gives Justin his less than stellar, spoiler-filled review of Ralph Breaks the Internet and then talks about his dark theories behind the children’s TV show, PJ Masks. Doug then regales Justin with his final thoughts on the comic, 100 Bullets.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring the PJ Masks: Owlette vs. Catboy vs. Gekko.

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Episode 183 - “When Will Get Ice Machine!”

On this week’s episode, Justin and Doug discuss poorly worded questions and and aggressive demands from people trying to communicate with leaders. Doug fills Justin in on his latest D&D adventure then the dorks discuss whether torturing computer characters is a sign of someone being psychotic. The nerds finish up by talking about Black Mirror.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring workers demanding better free coffee vs. workers demanding an ice machine.  

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Episode 182 - Avengers: End Game

This week, Doug and Justin talk about the newest Avengers: End Game Super Bowl TV spot and Justin talks about why he’s worried about the film.  The dorks then review all of the movies that are coming out around Avengers: End Game and consider their fate at the box office.  Doug then vents his frustration at how Zac Snyder adapted the movie 300 from Frank Miller’s comic.  The nerds then try to guess what they think will happen in Avengers: End Game.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Freddy Krueger vs. Dream from The Sandman comics.

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Episode 181 - The Poop Terrorist

This week, Justin and Doug talk about customer service, how we are always playing to the lowest common denominator, and then the dorks talk about a man who demanded that flight attendants wipe his butt while on a flight to Asia. It’s a discussion for the ages.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Wolverine vs. Freddy Krueger.

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Episode 180 - Insincere Messages From Corporations

This week, Justin and Doug talk about some of their favorite comics, books, and other items they’ve been reading. The dorks then discuss the recent controversy surrounding Gillette’s “The Best a Man Can Be” commercial. The heroes then finish up their time chatting about the football playoffs.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Daffy Duck vs. Donald Duck.

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Episode 179 - Social Media is Gross

This week, Justin and Doug give a shout out to Lt. Broch and the Jackson police department for thwarting a bomb threat at a high school. The dorks then talk about how terrifying school shootings are and how social media creates dangers for kids. The dorks then talk about how people shouldn’t worry about being bald or wrinkled because that’s life. The heroes then discuss the weird rules and expectations around social media and Doug asks Justin, “Why the hell do we have so many friends on Facebook?”

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Tony the Tiger vs. Chester Cheetah.

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Episode 178 - The Weird World of TV

This week, Justin and Doug discuss the upcoming 7 series streaming TV show about Jesus called The Chosen and how the faith based entertainment industry is a strange, but profitable one. The dorks also talk about the hilariously named streaming service, VidAngel, and how it uses its technology to take video content and make it less offensive. The nerds then discuss terrible network TV shows and all of the interesting content that’s out there in the streaming world.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Kermit vs. Elmo.

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