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91 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
Obi-Controversy (Kenobi Season 1 Review)
Hello there! Let's talk Kenobi (Spoilers ahead obviously...) In today's episode we're taking the gloves off and duking it out because we've got an array of thoughts... Featuring Justin Nava, Seth Muse, and Doug Triplett ---------- It's dangerous to be a Nerd Pastor alone...join our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nerdpastors Check out our other shows and blogs: https://www.nerdpastors.com
57 minutes | Jun 25, 2022
The Moonest of Nights (Moon Knight Review)
Moon Knight was the first MCU property that stands on its own...did that help or hurt it? In today's episode we're reviewing the Moon Knight series and try to figure out if we even liked it...(I guess we did, but should it be this questionable?) Featuring Justin Nava, Ricky Pope, Garrett Gerhart
76 minutes | Apr 2, 2022
The Shows That Made Us
In this "very special episode," we're revisiting the shows we grew up watching. How M.A.S.H. was our bedtime indicator...the intros we miss...the episodes we still talk about...and the awkwardness of reboots...let's talk about the shows that made us! Featuring Seth Muse, Ricky Pope, Doug Triplett, and Tom Pounder!
91 minutes | Mar 12, 2022
A Little More Psycho In A Bat Suit | The Batman Review and Discussion
We're talking all things Batman. Who wore the mask...who was the best Batman and Bruce Wayne...Iron Man vs. Batman...and we wrap with a spoiler discussion of The Batman. Featuring Seth Muse, Ricky Pope, and Doug Triplett. Watch Ricky's recent interview with Len Uhley here: https://youtu.be/OMnrO5qcPB4
74 minutes | Feb 26, 2022
Let's Talk Book of Boba (and Super Bowl Trailers)
In today's episode, we finally talk Book of Boba. The good, the bad, and the car chase... Plus we talk about the Super Bowl movie trailers that got us the most excited! Special Guest: Ricky Pope
76 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
2022: A Look Ahead (and behind)
In today's episode, we look back at what we loved and groaned over in 2021. Then we look ahead to what's coming in 2022...will it shine brighter or be thrown into the lion's den alongside Eternals and Thor 2? Special Guests: Ricky Pope and Doug Triplett! Join the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nerdpastors
71 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
Fellowship of The Wings (LoTR Discussion Part 3)
In today's episode, we wrap up our LoTR series and discuss Return of The King with Pastor Doug Triplett.
71 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Even The Trees Talk! (LoTR Discussion part 2)
We're back and continuing our discussion on Lord of The Rings! In today's episode, we nerd out about The Two Towers with Ricky Pope, host of the Christian Nerds Unite Podcast.
71 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Let's Fellowship (LoTR Discussion Part 1)
By popular demand, we're starting a new series on Lord of The Rings! In today's episode, we nerd out about Fellowship of The Ring...
32 minutes | May 21, 2021
No, I Am Your Father
Parenting gives us the opportunity not only to participate in co-authoring another life with God, but to also enjoy our favorite hobbies with our little creations. In today's episode we talk about how being a nerd makes Fatherhood extra special... Timestamps: 1:30 - Finding out the gender of our kids... 5:40 - Meet our kids... 9:36 - Parenting tech and screen time... 18:48 - Nerding out with education... 21:35 - Mother Alexa... 24:00 - What our kids nerd out about...
43 minutes | May 2, 2021
Anime is one of those treasures that's just mainstream enough for pastors to reference from the stage, and someone in the congregation will understand it. In today's episode we're joined by Brian Lucas to talk about our favorite anime shows, moments, and what a killer Bible anime would look like... Timestamps: 1:21 - Meet our guest: Brian Lucas 2:48 - Justin's severe lack of anime watching... 4:00 - Seth's anime experience (this episode was his idea)... 6:21 - Brian's favorite anime... 9:50 - Trying to describe what anime is to Justin... 10:48 - Seth and Brian nerd out about all the animes... 19:50 - Community's homage to anime... 22:45 - The gang talks more about the anime style... 28:20 - What Bible stories would make the best anime? (And then Justin struggles some more to grasp the anime animation style)... 35:47 - Seth reads anime descriptions and Justin and Brian guess the title...
54 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Take Me Out To The Ball Game!
Batter up! The nerdiest sport's season has begun, let's talk about America's pastime. In today's episode we're joined by Tom Pounder to talk about baseball memories, trading cards, church ball leagues, and more! Timestamps: 1:15 - Meet our guest: Tom Pounder... 2:48 - Our baseball memories... 9:00 - Why baseball is our favorite sport... 20:05 - What can the church learn from baseball events? 27:27 - Church baseball & softball clubs... 34:33 - Collecting and trading baseball cards... 39:18 - Our favorite players... 45:42 - Baseball stat chaos...
54 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
The finale is in, and this time we're not waiting 2 months to talk about it. In today's episode we're joined by Pastors Tom Pounder and Rey De Armas to talk about the finale and our overall response to WandaVision! Timestamps: 0:33 - Meet our guests Tom Pounder and Rey De Armas… 1:45 - Our Marvel Backgrounds… SPOILER DISCUSSION AHEAD 6:48 - Series Finale Thoughts… 10:03 - Let’s talk Vision… 18:20 - The Scarlet Witch is finally here… 27:25 - The Tragedy of Wanda and future fallout… 33:22 - Let's go Monica Rambeau... 39:26 - The fan theories that didn't manifest... 48:44 - Final thoughts and predictions…
52 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Dropshot For Jesus
In today's episode, our friend Brian Shoberg joins us to talk about our favorite FPS games, memories, and experiences. Timestamps: 0:46: Meet Brian Shoberg... 1:45: FPS Campaign vs Multiplayer... 6:52: The classes and loadouts we run... 10:05: Our first FPS memories... 17:26: Goldeneye... 21:25: Titanfall 2: A hidden gem... 30:40: Trash talking... 33:04: Halo... 36:51: Bringing back our favorite games... 42:20: Handling video game violence and kids...
51 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Mandalorian 2: Grogu Boogaloo
Mando, Grogu, Ahsoka, Boba...did everything in season 2 add up to greatness or start another Star Wars dumpster fire? In today's episode, our friend Jeff Reed joins us to review the highlights (and lowlights) of The Mandalorian: Season 2 Timestamps: 0:52 - Meet our guest: Jeff Reed! 2:42 - Our first thoughts on season 2... 9:23 - Baby Yoda's future... 14:31 - Dat big reveal at the end... 21:30 - The Ahsoka of it all... 24:50 - Our favorite character moments... 30:12 - Did The Mandalorian fix Star Wars? 36:52 - Return of the Boba...
48 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
The one that started it all (for most of us)...the Nintendo Entertainment System... In today's episode, we reminisce our favorite games, losses, frustrations, and experiences with our first Nintendo console... TIMESTAMPS: 1:05 - Our first experiences with the NES... 6:20 - Playing the NES nowadays... 11:27 - The ol' CRTs... 13:40 - Saving Zelda... 16:02 - Choose your difficulty... 18:05 - Mario... 22:40 - Enter the Double Dragon... 24:33 - Punch Out! 30:45 - TMNT... 34:08 - Tecmo Bowl... 41:02 - Dragon Warrior... 42:27 - Metroid... 46:06 - Gaming with the spouse...
58 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Dungeons & Dragons & Churches
Dungeons & Dragons (DnD) used to stay within the whispers of basements and game rooms...but with increasing popularity, can it be used in church? In today's episode, we interview Pastor Dale Critchley and discover how he's integrated DnD into his church ministry... TIMESTAMPS: 2:20 - Meet Dale Critchley 6:05 - Our experiences with DnD... 16:15 - DnD rules explained... 23:52 - Finding DnD groups... 28:08 - How Dale started a DnD church group... 35:45 - The conservative objection to fantasy stories and roleplaying... 47:38 - Most memorable DnD stories...
55 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
Controversial Nerd Opinions
Everything else in the US is divided...why not us too? On today's show, we argue controversial nerd opinions across Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more! Read more at NerdPastors.com Join the conversation in our Nerd Pastors Facebook Group Timestamps: 1:03 - Meet our guest: Brandon Swain! 4:53 - DC and Marvel are both good... 15:45 - Hermione should've ended up with Harry Potter... 21:18 - All the Star Wars movies are equally good... 29:39 - The "girl power" scene in Avengers: Endgame was cheesy and distracted from the awesome... 36:23 - Korra is the worst Avatar ever... 40:53 - The Schumacher Batman movies are the best Batman movies... 48:04 - The Transformers movies are acceptable, nay, great! 50:15 - Tangled is the best Disney animated movie, better than Frozen...
63 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Ranking The MCU Part 3: Thanos Wasn't Creative
SPOILERS AHEAD for the entire MCU... On today's show, we finish our discussion of the new rankings for the MCU, completing our series with reviews of the now top 5 movies... Timestamps: 2:25 - Civil War... 13:05 - Guardians of The Galaxy... 25:36 - The Avengers... 35:02 - Avengers: Infinity War... 45:42 - Avengers: Endgame...
61 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
Ranking The MCU Part 2: The Fall of Captain Marvel
SPOILERS AHEAD for the entire MCU... On today's show, we continue our discussion of the new rankings for the MCU, now including Endgame and Far From Home. We review the changes from 2019 to 2020 rankings, and tackle the top 10 to the top 5... 1:23 - Ranking changes from renewed 2020 survey... 9:43 - Captain Marvel... 20:33 - Spider-Man: Homecoming & Far From Home 26:55 - Iron Man 31:53 - Black Panther 41:02 - Thor: Ragnarok 48:21 - Captain America: Winter Soldier & Civil War
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