Our Shows

Nerd & Tie is the home to a number of podcasts and internet shows. From commentary to actual play to true crime, we aim to fulfill all of your nerdy and geeky needs.

The Nerd & Tie Podcast

 Our flagship podcast, and the origin of our name, the Nerd & Tie Podcast is a regular adventure into the world of Conventions, Science Fiction, Comics, Anime, Movies and anything else geeky or nerdy that we can think of.

Originally updated Fortnightly, the show was shifted to a monthly schedule in 2019.

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The Meatgrinder

Five days ago the town of Halcyon went dark. A small town in Williams, in the Western United States of Aremesia, the radiating magic levels are off the chart. With the only roads into this isolated mountain town closed, accessible only by small helicopters, an elite government team of operatives has been dispatched to control and contain the situation. And then, after those guys all got killed, they sent in these people.

Welcome to The Meatgrinder.

The Meatgrinder is a nine episode Actual Play limited series set in the same world as Stormwood & Associates — one that’s largely like our own, except humans are joined by elves, dwarves, goblins, orcs, and halflings — and magic is very real.

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Stormwood & Associates

A Roleplaying Game Play Podcast based in a modern fantasy world using the (in development) Super Awesome Action Heroes system. Set in San Ricardo, Calisorta, the show follows the titular Stormwood & Associates, a private investigator and licensed magic user agency as they take jobs, fight off surfer ninjas, run from dragons, and maybe (if they’re lucky) save the world.

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Let’s Be Legendary

“The Feywild West” is a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons actual play game, set in a homebrew Wild West steampunk world. The Feywild West follows two people discovering what it means to be in a relationship, all the while seeking revenge and learning the truth of their pasts. Let’s Be Legendary Podcast is a LGBTQ+ podcast, with both main and minor characters, as well as the players falling under the queer blanket. An RP heavy game with a focus on story and characters.

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BS-Free Witchcraft

BS-Free WitchcraftBullshit-Free Witchcraft is a monthly podcast on the Modern Witchcraft movement, minus any extraneous, well, bullshit. Look, aesthetics are great, and none of us would be here if we didn’t love the mystery — but there’s a lot of misinformation floating around, and this podcast aims to dispell it… no pun intended.

It’s a show designed to cater to all ranges of experience — from those who have been witches for decades to those just starting out. We hope there’s something here for everyone.

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Hex Positive

Hex Positive A practical witchcraft podcast hosted by Bree NicGarran, author of Grovedaughter Witchery. Every month, join Bree for a discussion of secular witchcraft, with plenty of tips for witching on a budget, finding good resources, furthering your magical education, and keeping your common sense superpowers strong.

The show will also delve into the history of witches and witchcraft, and witches in folklore and literature, and how those ideas influence what it means to be a witch in the modern day.

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Pour Man’s History

This show is the spiritual successor to the first dozen or so episodes of Cool & Unusual Punishment. Jodie and Tyler wanted a way to keep telling absurd true stories to one another while drinking whiskey, in a way that wouldn’t compromise their credibility as a proper investigative podcast. So, Pour Man’s History was born!

Every episode, your hosts settle in and tell one another a fascinating story from the Midwest – and occasionally beyond – now with the same care and attention to production values as we slowly picked up over the course of Luginbilled.

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Cool & Unusual Punishment

Two Midwestern lovebirds sit down every week to tell each other strange tales about murder, humanity, and anything else. Cool & Unusual Punishment covers the gamut, from funny weird history to in depth investigations. Mostly the latter these days.

At every turn though, hosts Jodie Arnold and Tyler Haas are sure to entertain.

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Famicom Dojo

The Famicom Dojo Video Game Podcast has been discussing the retrogaming scene for over a decade, and we’re happy to add their podcast to the Nerd & Tie Network.

On every episode of the Famicom Dojo podcast, Sean and Vinnk take to their microphones about the latest video game news, review Future Retro titles, and lament their growing Pile of Shame. It may only update periodically, but it’s your best source for retrogaming in podcast form.

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The Nick Izumi Show

 Nick Izumi has thoughts about pop culture, and they intend to share them with you. Updated whenever they get a chance on their youtube channel, get Nick’s opinions on everything you can think of, along with stuff you haven’t thought of.

Because Nick’s not you or me and they have their own ideas.

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On This Day With Trae

On this day with TraeOn This Day With Trae is a daily podcast hosted by Trae Dorn, in which they impart a random bit of historical trivia into your day. It’s only about a minute and a half long, but it’s kind of fun! Trae does their best to make sure that it’s not depressing too, so no need to worry about it ruining your day.

Also they recorded all 366 episodes a couple of years ago, so it’s almost like listening to history in the first place too!

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