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The Nerdthusiast Podcast
181 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Episode 10: The Lost Episode
Unbeknownst to Matt and Richard, this was the pair's final Nerdthusiast Podcast. In it, the two discuss their favorite games of the last decade, play Predict the Metacritic with the hottest Q1 releases, and Rediscover Retro with Kid Chameleon! (ORIGINALLY RECORDED JANUARY 8TH, 2020)
94 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
B-Sides: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Spoilercast
The Rise of the Skywalker is finally upon us and Matt and Richard are here to discuss the final chapter in the most fabled story of our modern generation. Originally recorded December 20th, 2019.
74 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Episode 9: Xbox Series X and Puma Makes a Gaming Sock
Originally recorded December 20th, 2019. Join Matt and Richard in the latest episode of the Nerdthusiast Podcast as the pair discuss all the big trailers and announcements from The Game Awards, as well as discuss some gaming apparel neither seem to impressed by.
97 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Episode 8: What's in a Remake and Someone Eats a Dog Biscuit
This week marks a return to our regular podcast schedule! And with that Matt and Richard are jumping into PlayStation's most recent State of Play, Nintendo's Indie Showcase, and the pair also discuss the importance and growing trend of remakes of classic games. But that's not all! Jedi Fallen Order impressions, MLB The Show goes multiplatform, and we revisit our Metacritic predictions from November!
71 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Episode 7: The Game Awards Predictions
Matt and Richard look over The Game Awards Nominations and try their best to predict who the winners will be when the Keighley's come a-knockin' on December 12th!
57 minutes | Nov 29, 2019
The Nerdthusiast Thanksgiving Podcast 2019
Matt and Richard get thankful in a holiday special of the Nerdthusiast Podcast!
119 minutes | Nov 21, 2019
B-Sides: Star Wars - The Sequel Trilogy
Soaring promises and broken dreams! Matt and Richard venture into the Sequel Trilogy with their penultimate Star Wars episode of B-Sides. Episode IX is around the corner, so the pair examine the trilogy so far, and contemplate decisions made, good and awful, by JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson. Buckle up, because we're getting loud. And as a bonus, the two also discuss the first two episodes of The Mandalorian!
119 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
Episode 6: Death Stranding Impressions and Pokemon Outrage
It's a slow news week, but that's okay because Matt and Richard are locked and loaded with some hearty Death Stranding impressions, takes on the outrage revolving around Pokemon Sword and Shield's release, and ruminations on what the most iconic PlayStation games are for each generation of Sony's flagship console. We also cover Blizzcon, Jedi: Fallen Order skipping early access, and Sonic's new design in his upcoming live-action film!
93 minutes | Nov 7, 2019
B-Sides: Star Wars - The Original Trilogy
Ewoks, Death Stars, and shooting womp rats in our T-16s! The fabled Original Trilogy is upon us as Nerdthusiast begins to close out their Star Wars journey with the latest episode of B-Sides! Will Richard change Matt's mind on what is the best Star Wars film? Will Richard give in and give Ewok's the credit they deserve? Find out as the two dive into what exactly made the introduction to our favorite galaxy far far away so compelling.
138 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
Episode 5: Too Many Games in November and Obsidian Outshines Bethesda
On a revamped episode of the Nerdthusiast Podcast, Matt and Richard are talking about a stacked November release calendar, discussing the stark differences between Bethesda and Obsidian as video game developers, and diving deep on what exactly defines "retro." The two also field community questions about HD Remakes, and Matt guides us through his trip to the Museum of Pinball!
62 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
B-Sides: Star Wars - Solo and Rogue One
Another B-Sides, another set of Star Wars films to go through! This time, Matt and Richard dive into the Disney-Era Spin-offs! The two had opposing opinions on Rogue One and Solo before. So will re-watching both Star Wars Stories together change their viewpoints, or will stubbornness prevail? Find out on this episode of the Nerdthusiast Podcast!
74 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
Episode 4: Analogue Revives the Game Boy and Blizzard Downward Spirals
Join Matt and Richard on an extra hearty episode of the Nerdthusiast Podcast, as the pair discusses Blizzard's latest PR fiasco, talks about Analogue's handheld hardware announcement of the Pocket, ruminates over the marketing brilliance of Fortnite's Chapter 2, and finally tries to make sense of Sony's plans for the PS5 media ramp up.
63 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
B-Sides: Star Wars - The Prequel Trilogy
The Nerdthusiast's Star Wars journey continues! Matt and Richard return hot off a recent marathon of the Prequel Trilogy, prepared to critique the most lambasted era of Star Wars! Will a return to these infamous entries in a storied franchise change long-held opinions and viewpoints? Find out on this episode of B-Sides!
69 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
Episode 3: The Shawn Layden Exodus
On a headline heavy episode of the Nerdthusiast Podcast, Matt and Richard discuss the possibility of heavy repercussions facing the PlayStation brand as Shawn Layden leaves the company amidst a rumored internal power struggle, chew on the highlights from Inside Xbox and PlayStation's State of Play, and even dip their toes into Pokemon discussion.
67 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
B-Sides: Ranking Star Wars
The Nerdthusiast Podcast is breaking out of its bi-weekly recording schedule in the first of their special episode series: B-Sides! Join Matt and Richard as they argue, debate, and compete in games to decide once and for all, the official Nerdthusiast number rankings of all ten of the Star Wars films!
70 minutes | Sep 19, 2019
Episode 2: E3 Goes for the Big Bucks and TGS 2019
On this episode of the Nerdthusiast Podcast, Matt and Richard discuss the hot gaming topics of the week! From ESA's future plans for E3, to impressions on high-profile TGS demonstrations, join our hosts as they discuss it all, and also dive deep into the cultural milieus that separate the different generations of gamers! Disclaimer: Matt and Richard's opinions are their own and should not in any way be taken to represent the establishments they work for.
64 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
Episode 1: Nintendo's Direct and Matt Goes to GameStop Conference
Welcome to our first episode of the Nerdthusiast Podcast!Join Matt Marozzi & Richard Ilie as they begin their joint venture into the podcasting battlefield! In their first episode, the two talk about Matt's journey to GameStop Conference, the gaming news of the week, and the latest Nintendo Direct!Disclaimer: Matt and Richard's opinions are their own and should not in any way be taken to represent the establishments they work for.
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