I ran across the Nerds of Nostalgia through Twitter back in January, and we’ve been emailing back and forth for a while. Now it seems like they’re everywhere! They have a regular movie/show at Tapcade, and were recently picked up by the Podtyrant network! I sense big things ahead for these guys! Read on to find out how Greg’s talking to himself led to his own podcast!
What is the name of your podcast?
The Nerds of Nostalgia
What is your name and what is your role in the podcast?
Greg Dedrick and I am one of the co-hosts of the podcast. Regarding my role I am definitely the straight man, as my co-host, Jenius McGee, brings the spontaneity and the funny.
How would you describe your podcast? Who is your audience?
My inspiration for the podcast was to simply record the type of conversations that you and your nerdy friends have. If anything I am hoping that our show either inspires nerdy discussion with your friends or has you talking out loud with us as you listen. Our audience definitely skews towards people that grew up in the 80’s and appreciate the media that came out during that time.
When was the podcast launched?
The first Nerds episode came out in January of 2015.
What made you want to launch the podcast?
I listen to a lot of podcasts and my favorites always tend to focus on cult/niche films and I would find myself talking along with the podcast while listening. I know that sounds crazy but I found myself thinking, why not start your own? And the philosophy behind the podcast is if we have a listening audience of one or none, we will still record because its fun!
How often do you publish shows?
The show releases every other Tuesday.
What do you discuss in your shows?
We talk movies, music, television, and toys, pretty much anything that we grew up on is fair game for the podcast. We have devoted multiple shows to specific artists (we have a 3 parter where we talk the filmography of John Carpenter) and we try to bring in special guests to chat with us as well.
How long are your shows?
The show typically runs anywhere from an hour to two hours.
What do you love about podcasting/your show?
Podcasting in and of itself is fun and that is something I think anyone thinking about starting a podcast should keep in mind. You’re not going to get famous with a podcast, you’re not going to make a lot of money with a podcast so I think the number one rule of podcasting is having fun.
Tell us about a particularly memorable moment in your show.
We started recording a live show from Tapcade here in Kansas City: we screen a film then record an episode of the podcast in front of the crowd. The best part is we have the audience come down and share stories with us so it has a different vibe from the regular podcast but it’s a lot of fun!
During our live Sleepaway Camp episode one of our audience members told a tale of her time when she attended a Holocaust Survivor camp, and it was one of the craziest stories we had ever heard and the fact that it was shared during our episode was fantastic!
What podcasts do you enjoy listening to?
I have a weekly rotation of podcasts and some are more popular than others, but some of my favorite ones are the F This Movie Podcast, Cinepunx, From and Inspired By, as well as anything from the Podtyrant family.
What future plans lay ahead for your show?
We were recently picked up by the Podtyrant Podcast network which is exciting for us as it allows us to reach a wider audience and we are continuing to record live episodes from Tapcade here in Kansas City.
EDITOR’S NOTE: FYI I just saw a post that indicated that NON is “taking some time off for the month of August, we will be back in September with more nerdy goodness!”