Episode 130 – Going To The Library

October 12, 2011

CLICK TO PLAY LIBRARY PODCAST

This week we are joined by our soft-spoken librarian friend Stephen about the most hallowed of all nerd haunts, the public library. Together we comb the stacks in search of the fiction, non-fiction and history behind the stigmas and stereotypes of the institution, its employees and its patrons.

Links: We would have written about famous librarians in pop culture but a blog called The Despectacled Librarian has already done more research on the subject than we care to.
Librarians in song

Librarians on TV
Librarians in movies

Libreas Podcast (as in Library Ideas… see what they done there?). Interestingly the name is a pun in English but the podcast is actually in German.


Episode 014: Ender’s Game (Special Edition)

April 20, 2009

Jakob didn’t want to read sci-fi classic Ender’s Game because Star Wars Episode 1 convinced him sci-fi about children is doomed to utter failure. Ender schooled him up proper, but what did Mandi think? Kumar will be glad to know Jakob was not only wrong in this episode, but quantifiably wrong. Also, a chapter on how our heroes also make a big announcement about Nerd Hurdles.

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.


Episode 006: Harry Potter (Special Edition)

February 16, 2009

Dear Listeners, our heroes didn’t intend to talk about wizard people, Harry Potter just happened. They’ll talk about whatever it was they had planned next week. Even a Nimbus 2000 couldn’t get Jakob over this hurdle. Mandi is reading Snape/Rickman MPREG.

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.


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