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21st Century Nerd
62 minutes | 5 years ago
21st Century Nerd #25: Cheers Luv, the Apocalypse Is Here!
Jake's search for heroes continues, this time bringing in the hit game Overwatch. Can Tracer and co. satisfy Jake's wholesome desires, or are they just a big marketing ploy? Also, #givesteveaboyfriend, Hydra Cap, and X-Men apocalypse get the 21CN treatment. From the ashes of our last episode, we will build a better one!
38 minutes | 5 years ago
Don’t Touch The Monkey #25: Man of Many Hats
The monkey awakens from its Batman v Superman-induced slumber! This time we are joined by Damien Palacios, a New York artist of many talents. He shares his thoughts on standing out in the hip-hop world and being true to yourself as an artist. We also touch upon the one thing four straight men are totally qualified to discuss: Beyoncé's Lemonade!
72 minutes | 5 years ago
21st Century Nerd #24: Fighting Like Cats and More Cats
It's the long overdue Captain America: Civil War episode! To make up for our lack of timeliness, we dive deep into the latest (and greatest?) Marvel movie. Topics include: Are the Avengers really causing the rise of super people? Was the more intimate third act the right choice? And how practical is the Raft, really? All this and more on the 21CN Civil War episode!
64 minutes | 5 years ago
21st Century Nerd #23: Being a Superhero Isn’t a Cakewalk
What makes a superhero? Is it having a powerful ability? A sense of justice? A vow to never take a life? In a year of more violent and darker superhero portrayals, the gang takes a look at the qualities that define a hero and what it means to make the hard choices. Also, magical girl transformations, inappropriate history, and the rebirth of DC comics! Twitter and junk!
67 minutes | 5 years ago
Nerd vs. Monkey: Dawn of Bickering
Podcasts collide in the nerd debate of the century! 21st Century Nerd combines with Don't Touch the Monkey to settle the score on Zack Snyder's controversial movie. Was Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice a disappointment? A fresh take on a stale genre? Or something else entirely? Should heroes kill? Or should they be pure messiah figures? And what was up with those Jolly Ranchers!? All these questions and many more answered on Nerd vs. Monkey!
73 minutes | 5 years ago
21st Century Nerd #22: Rose-Colored Asses
Was first generation Pokémon the best, like no one ever was? Does Fuller House stack up? And does CGI ruin Ghostbusters? The gang tackles these and other questions in our nostalgia-themed episode! Because the 90s were a magical time that today's youth can never understand....or was it? Check us out on Twitter!
43 minutes | 5 years ago
Don’t Touch the Monkey #24: Monkey’n'Musicals
The Monkey gets fatter thanks to special guest Thicket & Thistle! In our most populated episode yet, the NYC-based music collective lends us five of its members for a discussion about creative trust, democratic decision making, and the all-consuming power of the Kraft Kween. Hear it here! And Check out Thicket & Thistle at http://www.thicketnthistle.com/
66 minutes | 5 years ago
21st Century Nerd #21: Many Ma-thans Cried To Bring Us This
New Year, New Episode! The gang geeks out about all the awesome coming in 2016! Movies, comics, games, you name it we probably talked about it. We also get into Star Wars screw ups, Marvel's new variant covers, and Jake's disturbing family metaphors. Catch it all here, on the only geek culture podcast that keeps all the plates spinning!
47 minutes | 5 years ago
21st Century Nerd Star Wars Special: The Nerd Awakens
Coming back from the theatre after seeing The Force Awakens for the third time? Want some answers to burning questions like:- Who are Rey's parents? - Where did Snoke come from? and, most importantly... - Where did 3PO get that red arm!? Well, TOO BAD! JJ is withholding those answers until 2017. In the meantime, the 21CN crew gathers with some special guests to ponder some of the popular theories surrounding these mysteries and just plain geek out about this awesome film. Join us for a Force-filled send off to 2015!
48 minutes | 5 years ago
Don’t Touch the Monkey Holiday Special: A Cultron of Good Cheer
WARNING: LOUD OPENINGAdjust your volume accordingly so that you don't destroy your ears. It gets quieter after the opening bit. The Men of La Monkey would like to thank you for listening to the show and for indulging our explorations into creativity, history, and Topher's life choices. We bid you a Happy Holiday, a great end to 2015, and an even better 2016! ...But first, we send off this year with one final podcast. Joined by extended Monkey family Jake Golliher and Andrew Sanford (of Half White Son of a Black Man) we get into the messed-up history of holiday tradition, Topher's best puke story, and the ultimate Naughty/Nice list. Come celebrate the holidays the Monkey way, we promise to only emotionally scar you a little bit.
6 minutes | 5 years ago
Don’t Touch the Monkey #23: I Got a New Coat!!!
Where does artistic inspiration come from? We try to find the answers with Astoria actor Jake Golliher. Jake brings up his favorite book Steal Like an Artist, and we wonder at where we can find meaning for our creative work. Also Joe makes a fart noise. Then, Jake tests his mind in R U SMRTR THAN A TOPHER and Joe debuts a new segment! Lessons are learned and we talk turkey in today's DTM!!!
2 minutes | 5 years ago
Don’t Touch the Monkey #22: Dead Stupid People
The guys return from their drunken stupor fresh and ready to be offensive! Who are the targets this time? Broadway patrons, Disney PR, and dead stupid girls. Vinnie Costa from Broadway Adjacent joins the guys in what might be the show that finally drags us to hell!
86 minutes | 5 years ago
21st Century Nerd NYCC 2015 Special: One Foine-Ass Convention
The gang celebrates NYCC by actually podcasting in the same room! And like true 21st Century Nerds, they tried to do everything! Did they succeed? Find out as Jake does his first con, Sergio almost loses his sword, Chance gets Pepsi Perfect, and Mandy is thrilled at the "displays." Cosplay, panels, swag, and culture. All this and more in our NYCC wrap-up!
68 minutes | 5 years ago
Don’t Touch the Monkey #21: Drunken Monkey
The Monkey turns 21, and the boys celebrate with more than a few drinks and all the embarrassing introspection that entails! Kevin Smith! Topher TV! And Joe's recipe for Ketchup and water! Thanks to all of you for listening, and hopefully you enjoy this taste of our drunken monkey style! Click here to experience Topher TV Click here for our Twitter nonsense!
47 minutes | 6 years ago
Don’t Touch the Monkey #20: The Coots
In a brand-spanking new Monkey, NYC actress, writer, and director Laura Aguinaga tells her harrowing tale of overcoming her fear of roaches. Oh, and of being a Latina in a male-dominated industry. Also cooties, space travel, and Ashley Madison are part of today's antics. Check out the podcast now on STITCHER Laura's page here! The really uninteresting definition of Coots here!
75 minutes | 6 years ago
21st Century Nerd #20: They Backed Gibby
Charge up your Force Lightning, it's time for a new 21CN! What starts as a porn-watching incident turns into a discussion on Superman's status quo, the recent Fantastic Four movie, and a certain cartoon mouse's evil conspiracy. THEY'RE EYES ARE EVERYWHERE!
72 minutes | 6 years ago
21st Century Nerd #19: Bursting Your Bubble
Lalalalalala this is our new episode. Lalalalalala we have a special guest with a sexy voice. Lalalalalala we talk about Dc You, Archie, and Marvel's hip hop covers. Lalalalalala check us out on Twitter!
52 minutes | 6 years ago
Don’t Touch the Monkey #19: Communal Effort
For the first time ever, two guests on DTM! Kent Axell returns to talk more magic, and he brought NYC cosplayer Negative Stacey! And that's not the only first! We got a new segment, record-breaking high fives, and bear racing! Only on Don't Touch the Monkey. Check Out Epic Win's LCS Afterparty: https://www.facebook.com/events/466686216825553/ Kent's One Night Only Event, Determined: https://www.facebook.com/events/1615455442026108/ And Follow 21CN on Twitter for more weird and nerdy stuff! https://twitter.com/21stCenturyNerd
64 minutes | 6 years ago
21st Century Nerd #18: Pissing the Night Away
Special guests all around for the summer movie edition of 21CN! But before we take on Ultron, we have a newcomer to introduce: Jenni! The theatre/Dr. Who Nerd tests her nerdy knowledge against Don't Touch the Monkey's Topher, gets starstruck for soap stars, and breaks down Black Widow. All this and more on a very cinematic 21CN!
50 minutes | 6 years ago
Don’t Touch the Monkey #18: Smut-Shaming
It's an extra-weird Monkey today, as romance novelist Anna Alexander stops by to share her unique spin on the genre, stories of bondage, and tales of whiskey gone wrong. Then, she must defend her honor in the very 1st edition of "R U Smarter Than a Topher?" And what's Steven Hawking up to these days? Find out on a very sexy edition of DTM! (Okay, it's not that sexy...) Find out more about Anna here: http://www.annaalexander.net/
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