We took on a big hurdle for our inaugural episode, Twilight, and in the process set (seemingly in stone) two Nerd Hurdles motifs which we’d return to again and again for years.
1) Going to see a movie and recording about it directly afterwards before we’d had time to reflect on the film and develop balanced, thoughtful critiques or even real opinions.
2) A bounty of derision and snark regarding the episode’s topic.
A NOTE ON THE SPECIAL EDITIONS: Before we joined the Simply Syndicated network, the first 31 episodes of Nerd Hurdles were hosted on Podbean. Technically, they still are. But since letting our pro-account lapse there’s been a bandwidth problem were the files are only available for the first half of the month before they hit the Podbean ceiling. While SimSyn’s hosting was on Libsyn, we started releasing these episodes as “Special Editions” with newly recorded introductions. When SimSyn moved our hosting to Soundcloud, those files were again lost (and we’d only managed to upload the first 10 anyway). So, here they are once more; uploaded to a 3rd audio service and hopefully the last.