Welcome to Big Nerdy Wrestling! From time to time, Josh will indulge his life-long affinity for professional wrestling with some fun discussions with awesome wrestling podcasters. In this first BNW show, Josh is joined by Kelsi (SuperKicking It With Kelsi and the Two-Faced Pod) and Chad and Diesel (View from the Top Rope). The topic at hand: What would we book if NJPW/ROH and WWE had a one-night-only crossover event? Hear four awesome yet widely divergent cards in this extravaganza! Plus, we allow the Random Booker to create a card which comes out surprisingly well.

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This week we welcome back author EC Ambrose to help us select the Mount Rushmore of genre literature. Fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, and horror are fair game for the selections. There are a LOT of amazing authors who write in our favorite genres, so making our final four selections proved incredibly difficult. Let us know what you think of our choices and if you would have gone a different route.

Big Nerdy Recommendation #1: Touch by Claire North

Big Nerdy Recommendation #2: Golden Kamuy

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We're back for the second half of Season Three! It's time for a rapid fire episode where everyone on the panel will FINISH HIM! This week, Josh leads Matt, Rachel, Ed, and JP on a journey through Mortal Kombat style fatalties for non-MK characters. How would Teenage Groot knock off an opponent? What about Commander Riker? Thirty characters go through the MK treatment in this insane episode.

Please note that, from this point forward, BNQ is not going to bleep any language. We've seen that our audience doesn't seem to matter the occasional curse words. 

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A Brief Update

In which Josh provides an update on upcoming shows and announces an appearance on another show.

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It's time to get serious as the BNQ crew tackle the huge issue of where nerdy franchises intersect with civil rights in this two-part episode. In Part I, Callie interviews Marvel writer Jeremy Whitley about his hit series "Princeless" and what comics get right and wrong about equal representation of races and genders. Joining them for this part are Josh, JP, Matt, and Colleen. This discussion goes deep, but it might be one of the most important discussions we've ever had on the show.

Look out for Part II next week featuring JP's take on the history of racial depictions in animation, Matt's analysis of the X-Men as metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and Josh's discussion of how Star Trek changed the rules for representation on television. (A fourth section was lost due to technical issues, so apologies for any odd discontinuities.) 

Big Nerdy Recommendation from Jeremy: Black Panther: World of Wakanda

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Could you imagine Han Solo or Deadpool as stand-up comics? Could Jar-Jar work as an "alternative comic"? This week, BNQ welcomes Kevin Gootee, the host of the hit Amazon Prime series "Comics Watching Comics," to our show to answer these questions and more as we merge the world of nerd culture with the world of comedy. Plus, Kevin discusses his show, life as a comic, and how he knows if a comic has "it."

Big Nerdy Recommendation from Kevin: Far Cry 5

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We saw Ready Player One and then recorded a review in Matt's van. Thanks to Podbean for the recording app! We hope you enjoy the on location feel of this discussion.

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If you found yourself in a crisis, which iconic fictional squad would you want on your team? This week, JP, Colleen, Rachel, Kenneth, and Matt each pick a squad to defend against crises proposed by your resident host Josh. Which crew will experience a love triangle? What happens when the Planet Express ship is hijacked? Who will be given the enviable task of transporting Jar-Jar on a long voyage? Find out these answers and more in this wide-open discussion!

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Blood and Gourd Comics

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You're trapped in an old house and the only way out is to either fight or trick a goblin guarding the front door. Do you imagine yourself rolling a D20 or do you place your hands on a keyboard and mouse in this scenario? Which option creates a fuller sense of immersion? This week, Matt hosts his first episode as he's joined by Josh, JP, Rachel, Kenneth, and special guest tabletop gaming blogger Tom as BNQ tackles the differences between tabletop and video gaming. Find out why you should never create a rabbit as fodder for a D&D party, how Josh scared himself silly in Fallout 4, and what happens when you claim to roll an 81 on a wisdom check. 

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Space Engineers

Hashtag of the Week: #D&DVista (referring to D&D 4.0)

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Get out your wands as BNQ goes back to Hogwarts! This week, Callie leads Josh, Colleen, and newcomer Amanda on a discussion through all the supporting characters of the Harry Potter series. Which character outside of the Harry, Ron, and Hermione trio is the most important, interesting, or crucial to the development of the plot? Hear how one character is more useful dead than alive and another character is the Helen of Troy in the Potterverse. And, of course, we get into a deep discussion about the character and utility of Professor Severus Snape. Ten points to your house for listening!

Big Nerdy Recommendation: The Wicked and the Divine by Kieron Gillan

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