Episode 332 – Just us, Stormtroopers and the CW Superheroes

On September 5, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 332 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick and John talk about Stormtrooper armor in Star Wars – why do they even have it?? – Rogue One, G.I. Joe and Cobra characters moving faster than the speed of laser light, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Flash and Supergirl, the CW, Netflix, Hulu, io9, Invasion!, […]

Episode 313 – Just Us and Iron Fist

On April 4, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 313 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, John and Patrick talk mostly about Marvel’s Iron Fist. Marvel’s Iron Fist, or simply Iron Fist, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing […]

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Episode 245 – With Fran Wilde

On September 15, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 245 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about some stuff and then Patrick teleports back in time to the 73rd Worldcon to interview author, podcaster and GeekMom, Fran Wilde. About Fran: Fran Wilde is an author and technology consultant. Her first novel, Updraft, is out from Tor/Macmillan. Her short […]

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Welcome to the (Functional) Future

On September 1, 2011, in Carrie Cuinn, Tech Nerd, by CarrieCuinn

I love living in the future. I get woken up in the morning by my hand-held personal computer / communications device, which is programmed to notify me via sound and vibration at the exact moment I want to be awake. Without getting out of bed I can slide my finger across the touch-sensitive screen, and […]

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Episode 14

On June 18, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

014 The Functional Nerds In the 14th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, blogger and mega science fiction and fantasy book reviewer from Grasping for the Wind: John Ottinger! This week we chat about: John Anealio’s inability to pronounce Thaumatrope, […]

Episode 007

On April 30, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

007 The Functional Nerds In the seventh episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the second recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army: Clifton Hill! Together, we venture forth to discuss such varied and diverse topics as: Hulu’s new subscription service, Yahoo’s new movie rental service, #boobquake, torturing the 3rd […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 11, 2010

On April 11, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd News Roundup SciFi and Fantasy CNJOnline.com: Physicist Ian Tregillis speaks about science fiction and fantasy in the next decade i09: Great Moments in Alternate History: First Contact Life, Doctor Who & Combom: Daleks to Victory! (poster) SfSignal.com: REVIEW: Covet by J.R. Ward 27 Free Speculative Fiction Stories by 22 Authors SF Tidbits for 4/11/10 […]

Episode 002

On March 26, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

002 The Functional Nerds In the second episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about the New Jersey school system and music in schools, about: piracy and digital copyrights, creative commons, Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’, how John is really ‘just a music nerd’ (cause he’s married! to a -girl-!), Don Tapscott, […]

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