Region Nerd Alert

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From comic cons to drag shows, horror movies to Hip-hop, and everything in between. Take a break from the politics and hang out with us right here on Region Nerd Alert. 

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios copyright Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved

Region Nerd Alert is BACK. Welcome to the Season 3 premeire and we have some changes! In this episode we talk about the craze that is WANDAVISION and we have our theories discussed. Also SPOILER WARNING. Listen at your own risk!

The Season Finale is here! Thank you for watching up to this point and I wish you all a very Merry 2021! This episode we give out 2020 awards to some categories in this heartfelt, tear jerker, cliff hanger, season finale of Region Nerd Alert. Thank you!

  

One of the most controversial and talked about awards ceremonies is here! No not the GRAMMYS but the video game awards! Despite 2020 being a complete wash, some big video game titles made some waves including, Ghosts of Tsushima, Animal Crossing: New Horizon, and of course Last of Us Part 2. Here at Region Nerd Alert we discuss the winners and what our winners would be to give the...wait what do they call that award? Anyways come nerd out on the next Region Nerd Alert!

Anime is definitely a world of wonder, fantasy, love, sports...basically if theres a THING theres an anime for it. I decided to call my friend Expresso who is a fellow anime lover and we discuss different genres of anime and recommendations for newbies to help find their favorite genre. 

Region Nerd Alert is back and we have some catching up to do! Netflix has been putting out some A1 shows lately including The Queen’s Gambit! Apple TV surprisingly is getting some traction. as well as HBO Max! Also NEXT GEN CONSOLES ARE HERE. Come Nerd Out with us on the next Region Nerd Alert!

For the last Halloween Special of Region Nerd Alert we are going to have a virtual extravaganza! We are getting dressed up, tasting some weird candy, and really going all out for this Halloween podcast, on Halloween Night! Come spoop out!

Who says Halloween has to be scary? Here at Region Nerd Alert, we can have a great time without the spookiness! We are inside our virtual avatars again costume shopping in VR Chat all while talking about our favorite Halloween stuff that doesn't necessarily go BUMP in the night! Come Spoop out!

We are more than half way through the spooky month of October and Region Nerd Alert is on episode 3 of its halloween podcast special! This week we have the Hammond Public Library on to talk about their virtual comic convention Fanfest as well as the legendary author of the Haunted Indiana series Mark Marimen! 

Back in the day when we were mere neanderthals, we were scared of slimy reptiles, chunky spiders, and sharp clawed monsters. As homosapiens we have kept many of those core scares but now we have incorporated new creep factors such as Zombies, Vampires, and...6 ft animatronic children’s pizza place furry characters. Come Spoop out on the next region nerd as we discuss what makes us go bump in the night right here on lakeshore public radio 89.1 fm

That's right. It's Time. It's going to get spooky. We are finally in the Halloween season and that means Region Nerd Alert has kicked off its 2nd annual “Halloween-Themed-Podcast-Happy-Time” To start off the season we talk about our favorite most iconic horror movie actors! And for a kicker we double check if you can stream them online right now!

Sony has had some BIG announcements in their recent press release, including the one we’ve all been waiting for, THE PRICE. Just in time for the holiday season. On the next Region Nerd Alert we talk about the updates, comparisons with not only its competitors, but its past releases from the Playstation to the PS4. 

Guilty Pleasures are usually something to be hid far away in a closet somewhere that are consumed when no one is around to watch. But here at region nerd alert we embrace all your guilty pleasures tv shows, movies, and music. We won't make fun of you...too much. Come Nerd Out with Region Nerd Alert Every Saturday at 7pm right here on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1fm

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, all has added to their repertoire of streamables for august and September and we here Region Nerd Alert sift through it to give you some sneak peeks! This weeks episode is also special because the cast is remote for the very first VIRTUAL podcast, live from VR chat! Come nerd out on this weeks Region Nerd Alert! Saturday at 7pm right here on Lakeshore Public Radio, 89.1 fm

TV has many Genres. Horror, Action etc. One of those Genres is  Anime. Anime has troupes. A beach episode. A Christmas Episode etc. A Tournament Arc is one of these Troupes. We delve inside this niche rabbit hole and mention our favorite fights and tournament arcs in anime on the next region Nerd alert!

The path of the nerd has been a perilous one. The nerd has been wedgied, swirled, picked on, stepped on, but after facing such adversity the nerd has finally found a place to call home within society thanks to mainstream media, celebrities, and capitalism. Come nerd out with us on Region Nerd Alert and look back to our ancestors and figure out the transition the nerd underwent from "lame," to "dang he's pretty cool."

Superman! Batman! Spiderman! Who needs em. What makes a truly good good guy is a really well written villain. Come Join us on the next region nerd alert as we delve into some of the psyches of some of our favorite Villains. Come nerd out! On Region Nerd Alert. Every Saturday at 7 pm right here on Lakeshore public radio, 89.1fm

We've had some laughs, we've had some cries, we've had some ups, we've had some downs... we’ve also had some guests! Here at Region Nerd Alert I finally accumulated enough to warrant a "Best Of" episode from our previous guests and took out some snippets of interest. 

Action, Adventure, Thriller, Drama, Horror, and comedy are all examples of movie genres but also video games! There's a video game for all types of movie genres no matter how niche. With Ghost of Tsushima out now with an Akira Kurasawa mode, honoring the famed samurai movie director, we here at Region Nerd Alert think of other video games that remind us of some great movie genres or directors.

Region Nerd Alert is back again like we never left with another streamables episode! Whats the newest shows and seasons added to netflix, hulu, and amazon prime? Also some great anime recommendations from Crunchyroll and funimation by yours truly!

The Industry, as some like to call it, isn’t everything its cracked up to be, especially for women. Whether it's Hollywood, video games, streaming, automotive, anywhere that requires a system in which a person moves up, there are always people at the top preventing women from reaching beyond that ceiling. The next Region Nerd Alert we have a more serious discussion that needs to be had, especially in the world of nerds and its fandom.

Region Nerd Alert got the special chance to interview Devon Scott-Tunkin, programmer and CFO at Chicago based video game developer Young Horses. Young Horses is known for their critically acclaimed, hilariously clever smash hit Octodad, where you're an octopus just trying to be a good father and now Young Horses have been working on their newest game which is going to be one of the first games to be released on the brand new Playstation 5!  

 

Do you ever get so immersed into a movie you forget it's a movie? Well part of that is visual storytelling but the other half of that is something you probably don't even think about and that's sound design! On the next region nerd alert we talk about our favorite sound design in movies, video games, and other media. Come Nerd Out with Region Nerd Alert!

Sony had some big reveals in the latest video they made for the upcoming release for the Playstation 5! Big reveals, not only in games, but hardware as well. On the next Region Nerd Alert we explore the new updates, as well as our thoughts and hopes for the next generation of gaming.

Some Great video games...have some not so great sequels. Come nerd out with us on the next region nerd as we sift through the black sheeps of popular video game series and give our thoughts on some oddities. Region Nerd Alert, this saturday at 7pm right here on lakeshore public radio 89.1fm

Are you tired of scrolling aimlessly on your streaming services to find something to watch? Region Nerd Alert is back at it again with another list of movies and shows to watch via streaming! There are always new trends on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime and we keep you up to date with all of them! Come hit refresh on your current watchlist and listen to this edition of Region Nerd Alert!

Video Games have always been a way to immerse yourself in a whole new world and give yourself a level of control that you can’t get from reading a book or watching a movie. Unfortunately over the years inclusiveness and representation have been a problem. In not only video games but in many fields of work and media. On the next episode of region nerd alert, we chat about recent news involving this issue and how we can make it better

On the next Region Nerd Alert, we are getting down with previewing the brand new Olathoe Album OVA. If you’re a fan of lofi, beat music, hip hop and hiphop beats to study too, you’re going to love this episode. Olathoe does the music you hear every episode and even right now while i'm talking! Come Nerd Out on the next Region Nerd Alert this saturday on 7pm right here on Lakeshore Public Radio.  

So it has been a little bit of a minute since we’ve talked to you from Region Nerd Alert due to these trying times. But we are still trying to bring you relevant conversations from a safe environment. This week we catch up, discuss what we’ve been playing, and news surrounding upcoming video game releases.

There are many avenues when it comes to storytelling. Maybe you like artistically cut scenes from a movie that convey more plot than meets the eye, or perhaps you prefer to leave the visual cues to your imagination as you read an enthralling book. But what if you can follow the story and sometimes, control the outcome? No we aren’t talking about Choose your adventure Goosebumps, but video games! Join us on the next Region nerd Alertas we discuss video game storytelling as well as some of our favorites on the next region nerd alert every Saturday at 7 on lakeshore public radio 89.1 fm!

Covid 19 may seem like a scary time but when it comes to science fiction and apocalyptic movies, lets just say be thankful we haven't seen any little green men yet. This week we check  in with Jeremy Juliano, the GM of "Galactic Greg's" out of Valparaiso to chat about our favorite apocalyptic comics, movies, and shows, as well as catching up during the current state of things on this weeks Region Nerd Alert.

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