What do you get when you compare a scruffy nerfherder and an ophidiophobiac archaeologist? Well, if you're in Big Nerdy Headquarters, you get our discussion of who's more badass — Han Solo or Indiana Jones. We compare the two Harrison Ford iconic roles in terms of charisma, resourcefulness, moral code, intelligence, and caliber of victories. Which hero will reign supreme? Join Ed, Matt, Kenneth, and Josh to find out. Don't worry: No Crystal Skulls were used in the production of this episode.

Hashtags: #FlawlessSymphony; #Punjacked

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Rogue Legacy

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Welcome to the Hunger Games, Disney edition! This time, Ed, Callie, Sarah, and Josh draw 12 Disney animated characters at random and then place them in the arena for a fight to the death. Will princesses fight or ally with each other? Could a magical being cruise to victory? Can a little clock survive to the end? And what happens with the Cave of Wonders introduces a massive twist? It's one part Disney, one part D&D, and all nerdy fun. 

Big Nerdy Recommendation: The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh

Hashtag of the Week: #CogsworthKamikaze

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Replicators, warp drive (or is it hyperdrive), mass relays, oh my! In this foray into the cutting edge technology of the future, Matt, Colleen, and Josh examine which sci-fi technology would most change our world. We take our historical training and nerdy credentials to the max in this discussion as we dissect the pros and cons of techs across various franchises. The episode will definitely make you wonder about the future of the human race, along with the occasional horrible sci-fi pun from yours truly.

Hashtags of the Week: #MattEffect, #WannaBeamAway

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Samurai Cop (with the Riff Trax if at all possible)

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HODOR! It's BNQ first foray into Westeros as we tackle memorable deaths from Game of Thrones. The panel this week features Matt, Callie, and Ed as we visit two weddings, talk our heads off, and receive a special crown. But please be sure not to walk out of your upstairs bedroom while listening to this episode.

Spoiler Alert: We spoil all of Game of Thrones, Seasons 1 through 6, and the published books.

Hashtag of the Week: #SeanBeanAlity 

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Berserk (1997 version)

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It's the 42nd Episode of BNQ, but don't panic, we've got a mostly harmless special for you if you brought your towel. We tackle Life, the Universe and Everything about the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Why is 42 the Ultimate Answer? Would humans understand a warning to leave the planet? Why is Marvin so sad? These questions and more are covered by Josh, Callie and our special guest, Dr. Leah Brahms from the Replicated Hat podcast. It's a special topic, a podcast crossover, and full of puns. In other words, it's the best of BNQ.

Spoiler alert: We don't avoid spoilers for the whole Hitchhiker's series. 

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Magic 2.0 series by Scott Meyer 

Listen to The Replicated Hat: A Star Trek Podcast from Dr. Brahms and Lt. Noon!

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Welcome to another BNQ special featuring an awesome guest! Bobby Del Rio, of My Roommate's An Escort, IRL: The Series, and The Market, joins Ed, JP, and Josh in Big Nerdy Headquarters to discuss his works and his artistic process. Bobby tells us about the differences in making comedy and drama, how IRL is a reflection of our cultural changes relative to social media, and how The Market is a vulgar-yet-accurate reflection of the dark side of capitalism. We do get a bit heady in this episode, but the discussion is well worth it.

(We did have a topic planned on classic supporting roles, but our interview was going so well that we didn't want to cut it short to make time for the planned question. We will revisit that question in a later episode.)

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Waking Life

Check out Bobby's works!

IRL: The Series | My Roommate's An Escort | The Market

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Hello everyone! We don't have a new BNQ this week, but we have a good reason: We are recording two specials! First, next week, we welcome Bobby Del Rio from My Roommate's An Escort to BNQ to talk famous supporting roles. After that, we have a special crossover event with the Replicated Hat podcast. What's the topic? All I will say is that it will be the 42nd episode of BNQ.

Thanks everyone! We'll see you next week.

-Josh

War...War never changes. Whether you fight dragons or raiders with shouts or mini nukes, the war will go on. This week, Josh and Matt welcome podcast newcomer Jason to Big Nerdy Headquarters to discuss Bethesda's twin titans, Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. Which franchise provides the better RPG experience? We go in depth on story, character design, setting, and other intangibles to provide a somewhat educated pick. At the very least, this episode may give you a charisma boost. Take your Rad-X and enjoy.

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Starplex by Robert J. Sawyer

Hashtag of the Week: #AbrahamNugget

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JP is your guest host one more time as BNQ starts a new series on the Mount Rushmore of Nerddom with our look into the titans of nerdy television. Who are those leaders of television who made it a great place for nerds, geeks, and all others of a genre persuasion? Ed and Josh join JP to bestow the honors, but we will need help from the listeners to fill all four slots.

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Powerless

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BNQ is in the midst of an uprising! JP takes over this week as the host while Josh takes a seat on the panel with Callie. Their topic--the plausibility of a machine uprising like in the Terminator franchise. Along the way, the three amateur futurists take a look at 2001, Asimov's laws, the Turing test, Battlestar Galactica, and the pros and cons of the automation economy. We were definitely wearing our thinking caps for this discussion and we hope you enjoy it.

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Chrono Trigger

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