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We Might Be Nerds
81 minutes | Aug 29, 2021
WMBN 18: Mars Needs Medals
Jake checks the crew's knowledge (or lack thereof) regarding Olympic Games video games, we learn the story of a could-have-been analog HD standard, and discuss Microsoft's decision to NOT make Windows 10 the last Windows you'll ever need.
40 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
WMBN 17: Water Bear With Us
Microsoft resurrects a relic of the past, another tech relic finally passes on, pigs invade the language of children, and scientists shoot living things from a gun!
70 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
WMBN 16: Don't Get a Gym Badge from DeVry
A single question turns into an hour long discussion on the inconsistencies, plot holes, and nonsense found in the pop fiction we all know and love. Such topics include unaccredited Pokemon gyms, what makes a toy live, and Ganon's lack of discretion.
79 minutes | May 27, 2021
WMBN 15: Cookies and Contemplations
We get DEEP into the taste test/discussion of the original sandwich cookie Hydrox and its popular usurper Oreo, and move into a fun game of the wild and weird laws of US States.
82 minutes | May 6, 2021
WMBN 14: Back to the Now
We're back with a journey starting about a century back and then looking towards the future. We discuss Scottish maid astronomers, imposter cookies, pollutant-based inks, and robot muscles!
23 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
WMBN Bonus: Cut Bits and Bloopers
Due to a number of technical issues we've not been able to record this past month, so please enjoy this small collection of bits from our pre-show recordings as well as an outtake from Episode 13. We'll be back on Monday May 3 with a proper new episode.
86 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
WMBN 13: Slapped to Perfection
Ever wondered what true silence sounds like? Microsoft has just the room for you! We talk anechoic chambers, the potential for another "Skypening", wordplay to avoid referencing Carpool-19, and cooking by impact.
71 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
WMBN 12: Dreaming of Disc 2
Memories of an old Goosebumps PC game lead to looking at the history of Dreamworks, it's founding, and the original meaning of "getting Shreked". We also take a look at some unreleased tech from the early 90s that might have impacted the portable computing landscape had it launched.
81 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
WMBN 11: That's Not My Soup
Have you ever wondered if you could have a USB powered mini-fridge? Wondered what would happen if you stood upside down for days on end? Or maybe you've questioned an entrepreneur's real motivations? If so, join us as we dive into these topics along with a quick primer on what gives cryptocurrency its value.
86 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
WMBN 10: Slime Stream
What the heck is in Nickelodeon's slime? And what's the deal with the literal hundreds of streaming platforms? This time we discuss these things, as well as some gaming-inspired real life skills.
100 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
WMBN 9: Outlets, Cutlets, Despots and Regrets
History can be hysterical, especially history about the mythically foolish. Join us as we discuss a world leader who fits that category, the current state of fake real meat, the way tech has been absorbed into the smartphone, and a chat about electrical outlets.
75 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
WMBN 8: Supersonic Spacey Squirrel Soiree
We're back after a holiday break! This time we discuss squirrels attacking our infrastructure, the recently unveiled Sonic 1 prototype, a meme/video trend rooted in videogame glitches, and fun facts about the 6th planet from the sun!
72 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
WMBN 7: Virtually Losing Our Marbles
There's a lot of really cool (and sometimes terrifying) technology, science, and internet series out there. Join us as we discuss the "virtual sets" used in producing The Mandalorian, lakes that can kill you, and one of the latest trends in internet sports replacement.
100 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
WMBN 6: Boundaries of the Uncanny Derby Farm
It's Thanksgiving time! Or it was in the U.S. this past week so we all found topics and brought them to the podcast table this week. Join us as we discuss the Uncanny Valley, adult pinewood derby racing, vertical farming, and the boundaries of player agency in gaming.
97 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
WMBN 5: Gaming Value Systems
This time we discuss what gives video games value, attempt to address common criticisms of the media, and talk about benefits we've gained from the medium.
50 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
WMBN 4: The Virtuality Continuum
Virtual Reality along with Mixed and Augmented Reality are becoming more and more pervasive in the world around us. Today Dr. Mark Dennison, researcher in Cross-Reality (XR) technology joins us to take a look at the state of these technologies and what might await us in the future.
22 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
WMBN Special 1: Halloween Fact Mini-sode!
We weren't able to do our regularly planned discussion this time so Dylan and his wife Sarah have brought you some Halloween facts instead! We will return to our regularly scheduled content in November, but for now we hope you enjoy this mini-sode!
42 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
WMBN 3: Flashing Before Our Eyes
Flash Player is on death's door! The venerable multimedia technology is being discontinued at the end of the year, so this time we look back at the golden age of flash games and videos and how they've impacted the technologies we have today.
67 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
WMBN 2: Amateurs at Prosumerism
This week we explore the concept of "prosumer" products and prosumerism as a whole with guests Taylor Critchfield and Jake Montgomery! Join us as we try to navigate the surprising broadness of the concept and explore the implications in the modern age.
52 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
WMBN 1: Journey Through the Tech-ades
This week we take a look at the past 20 years of consumer technologies, what's had an impact, and where we think things are going in the next decade.
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