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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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This week, Josh, JP, and Matt bring you Big Nerdy Quickie #2. This time, we discuss our big announcement that we have entered into a partnership with FleetWit.com, the leading purveyor of trivia games for real money, to bring you the best new content! Josh then pits JP and Matt against one another in a battle of trivia wits about superheroes (but not really about superheroes). Be sure to listen to the end for information on how to enter a contest to kill Jar-Jar in an upcoming episode!

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Authors put their favorite characters through the ringer, but in this episode, we decide to flip the script. Jen Finelli, author of the amazing novel "Becoming Hero" joins Matt, Colleen, Rachel, and Josh to discuss which characters would most want to kill their authors. Find out which resident of Westeros gains vengeance on George R.R. Martin, why living the life of a city elf isn't a great idea, and which character makes Dickens pay off his debts.

Check out Becoming Hero here!

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Babylon 5

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From space pirates to towering mechs and from the brightest colors and orchestrations to the most tragic tales drawn on screen, anime deserves its own Mount Rushmore. In this episode, Ed hosts Rachel, Matt, and Tino as they name the limelights of this genre. Creators, animators, and composers come up in this wide-ranging discussion. Let us know if you agree with our picks! Bonus: Find great songs from nominated composers in the links at the end of the show notes! (Only available where show notes are not truncated)
 
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Yoko Kanno
 
Taku Iwasaki
 
Yuki Kajiura
 

This week, BNQ welcomes Petrea Burchard, the English voice of Ryoko on Tenchi Muyo and acclaimed author, to Big Nerdy Headquarters. Petrea talks about what it's like to record narration for a show originally written in another language, her love of historical fiction and cozy mysteries, and how she realized that her part in anime history was much bigger than she ever imagined. We are incredibly honored that Petrea visited BNQ and we hope you enjoy our talk.

Check out Petrea's books:

Camelot & Vine

Act As If: Stumbling Through Hollywood With Headshot in Hand

Also, check out Petrea's narration of the Westwick Witches series by Colleen Cross!

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It's time for a deep dive into the ships of Star Trek! This week, Josh and JP welcome Rick from Starbase 66 back to Big Nerdy Headquarters to talk the vessels of the Final Frontier. Which Enterprise is best? Which alien race builds the best behemoth? Do models of ships hold up better than CGI? Find out these answers and more in this incredibly nerdy installment of BNQ. Excelsior!

Big Nerdy Recommenation: Black Mirror ("U.S.S. Callister") and Ready Player One Audiobook

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Welcome to the first edition of Big Nerdy Quickies! In these shorter episodes, we bring you bonus content independent of a full-fledged Big Nerdy Question. To start this tradition off right, we welcome comedian extraordinaire Chris Cope to Big Nerdy HQ for his opinions on comedy, history, and mayonnaise. (Trust us, it'll make more sense once you listen.) PLEASE NOTE that the Big Nerdy Quickie series will be uncensored, so this episode is not child-friendly.

Check out Chris's site for more great content!

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Does Groundskeeper Willie make you hot under the kilt? Is the stench of beer and disappointment at Moe's an aphrodisiac? Are you really into women with one-eye who captain starships? If so, this is the episode for you. JP leads Josh, Erin, Ed, and Matt on a journey through the dating world in Springfield and New New York. The dialogue in this episode is for the adults, so kiddos may want to skip this entry. For everyone else, the only thing more fun than listeneing to this hour is going on a bender with Bender.

Hashtag of the Week: #ChooChooChooseMe

Big Nerdy Recommendations: Cuphead & Simpsons Video Games

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LANGUAGE WARNING!  This is JP here.  After we got done recording the two-part season 3 premiere, a few of us stayed after and caught up with one another.  One thing led to another, and eventually Ed and Colleen start talking about the latest Star Wars film.  Well, it turns out they have very strong, opposing, and entertaining opinions about the film, and luckily I was within reach of the record button not too long after Colleen really gets going.  I hope you enjoy this candid and raw discussion.

This episode is UNCENSORED!  Please be advised that there are no bleeps, only a few accidental computer sounds along the way.  The discussion between Ed and Colleen is completely unedited as well.

This is a behind the scenes look at who we really are, and you should find that it's not too different from who we are on the show.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed recording it.

--JP

It's time for Part II of our discussion of which fictional universes we least want to live in. Ed, Colleen, Rachel, Matt, Callie, JP, and Josh lead you through a discussion ranging from Dragon Ball to Fallout and from Resident Evil to the Powerpuff Girls. Find out which hapless villain JP wants to drink with at the bar, why life as a commoner in Westeros must suck, and if reality itself is a bad fictional universe.

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