Pax jumps in to talk about the differences between the novelization and the movie for the second Indiana Jones sequel.  


The Nerd Lunch Indiana Jones panel reunites for the third installment in the franchise. They discuss the River Phoenix Indy origin story, the fact that plot is overshadowed by fun and how Sean Connery and Harrison Ford have great on-screen chemistry. If you download and listen, you chose wisely.

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The boys are out of Shawn's fridge and back in the studio this week. They get back into the swing of things after Episode 250 by fielding questions from listeners and the Fourth Chair Army. Garbage Pail Kids, celebrity encounters, Muppets, podcasting IRL, and Draculas are just part of the ground covered in this wide ranging discussion. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions this time!

Direct download: NerdLunch_251_AskUsAnything.mp3
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This week Nerd Lunch is celebrating their 250th episode!  To mark this special occasion Shawn Robare and Jaime Hood have invited Pax, CT and Jeeg over to Branded HQ for dinner.  While touring the house, the fellas get trapped in Shawn Robare's Ecto Cooler Cooler and begin reminiscing about all of their favorite episodes of the podcast.

Direct download: 250_-_Trapped_in_Shawns_Fridge.mp3
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Jeeg and Pax are joined by Jay from Sexy Armpit and Will from Casserole of Disaster to discuss Scary Movie Menus.  We are each assigned a scary movie and a restaurant and we have to come up with an appropriately themed menu.  Expect to hear Trick or Treat, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, White Castle and Shoneys.

Direct download: 249_-_2016_Halloween_Episode.mp3
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Since Pax did not have a chance to give his rebuttals to the regular Nerd Lunch Indy panel, he assembled an alternate panel for this special "B-Side Edition" of a Temple of Doom discussion. Joined by Rob Graham, John the Engineernerd, and new guest Brad (@FijiMermaid on Twitter), they counter and balance the discussion from episode 247 with more loving thoughts on this second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise.

Direct download: NerdLunch_247b_Temple-of-Doom-The-B-Side.mp3
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CT and Pax welcome Michael May and Stacey Rader to have a discussion about Wonder Woman in order to celebrate her 75th birthday. Talking through the first encounters with this monumental character to how the crew continued to follow her adventures. Favorite stories, villains, artists and more are covered, plus a look at the complexity of the character and why that's made her so challenging to translate into other media over the years. Put on your satin tights and listen now!

Direct download: NerdLunch_248_Wonder-Woman.mp3
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Todd from JunkFed and Kay from Hyperspace Theories return to the Indiana Jones panel for a discussion on the second in the series, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Hear our thoughts on the prequel aspect of the movie, eyeball soup, and Willard Scott. And Todd gives us a two word answer for why all problems happen in our life.

Direct download: NerdLunch_247_Temple-of-Doom.mp3
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The nerds delve into the weird world of food mascot families with Fourth Chair guest Dubba from On Second Scoop and The Nosh Show. First up is a discussion of actual in-canon family members of mascots from burger chains, cereals, and baked goods. Then the crew creates families for some lonely food mascots that need them. From McDonaldland to the dairy department, it's a family reunion not to be missed.

Direct download: NerdLunch_246_FoodMascotFamilies.mp3
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Continuing the Bourne discussion, Pax and CT talk about the newest Matt Damon-Paul Greengrass joint.

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CT, Jeeg and Pax are joined by Robert Zerbe to talk about the Jason Bourne movies.  We discuss the first three Damon ones and then we talk about the Jeremy Renner one.  And you'll also hear lots of Moby.  Like, LOTS.

Direct download: 245_-_Bourne_Drilldown.mp3
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Due to what we thought was an error in recording, we wound up doing a take two on the Rabbit Hole episode. But it turned out we had the original recording. Sooooo...you get the actual last time we're doing Down the Rabbit Hole on Nerd Lunch. Also, this is funnier if you've already listened to episode 244.

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CT and Pax welcome back Jeff Somogyi and invite new guest Mike Westfall on for our final "Down the Rabbit Hole." Wait...FINAL?! Yes, but fear not, this episode has a special announcement about plans for our rabbit holes. For this episode, the twist is that we have three links from good ol' Wikipedia. Can we get from one to another and work in the third in the middle? And a new rule for the game will bring greater challenges and fewer Channing Tatums. Also...stay tuned for an extra helping later in the week for our actual final Rabbit Hole episode as this particular show is a miracle episode.

Direct download: NerdLunch_244_Rabbit-Hole-5.mp3
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In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Nerd Lunch Podcast, CT and Pax visit Dragon Con in Atlanta. They are under the impression they are to be hosting a live Nerd Lunch panel as a means of celebrating five years, but things don't go how they expect. Along the way they meet Evan Hanson and Geek Kay. Celebrate five years of Nerd Lunch with this very special episode.

Direct download: NerdLunch_243_Dragon-Con-Con.mp3
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Get in the ring with Jeeg and a wrestling roundtable featuring Jay Ryan, Charlton Hero, and Mike Downs. The fellas discuss their all time favorites in several obscure categories including pre-match attire, foreign objects, and wrestling video games. Almost all corners of the pro-wrestling world from 1980s WCW to present-day WWE to Japan are covered in this heavyweight episode. Grab your favorite steel chair, tear open a turnbuckle, and enjoy.

Direct download: NerdLunch_242_Favorite_Wrestling_Things.mp3
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The Nerd Lunch crew is taking a little hiatus but instead of leaving you without our fabulous voices for four weeks, we're dipping into the old archives and sharing some of our favorite shows with you again...or for the first time! After being kicked off with new bonus content, we present to you the time we build a Christmas special. Enjoy!

NEW SHOW NEXT WEEK!

Direct download: NerdLunch_2016R4_Build-a-Christmas-Special.mp3
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The Nerd Lunch crew is taking a little hiatus but instead of leaving you without our fabulous voices for four weeks, we're dipping into the old archives and sharing some of our favorite shows with you again...or for the first time! After being kicked off with new bonus content, we present to you the time we did a drill down on Ninja III: The Domination. Enjoy!

Direct download: NerdLunch_2016R3_Ninja-III.mp3
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The Nerd Lunch crew is taking a little hiatus but instead of leaving you without our fabulous voices for four weeks, we're dipping into the old archives and sharing some of our favorite shows with you again...or for the first time! After being kicked off with new bonus content, we present to you the time we put Michael Bay on trial. Enjoy!

Direct download: NerdLunch_2016R2_Trial-of-Michael-Bay.mp3
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The Nerd Lunch crew is taking a little hiatus but instead of leaving you without our fabulous voices for four weeks, we're dipping into the old archives and sharing some of our favorite shows with you again...or for the first time! After being kicked off with new bonus content, we present to you the first time we did the Movie Menus topic with our guest Steve from Food Junk. Enjoy!

Direct download: NerdLunch_2016R1_Movie-Menus-1.mp3
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Nerd Lunch concludes our Star Trek series with a return to our series of drill downs on the movies. Next up...Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Pax and CT welcome Rob Graham and John Vanover and they get into all sorts of nerdy discussions. How old is the Enterprise? Why are the Grissom's cushions pink? Just how pon farr did Saavik have to go with Spock? We answer some of those questions and none of them.

Also, stay tuned for a special programming note for next month.

Direct download: NerdLunch_241_Star-Trek-III-Drill-Down.mp3
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Continuing Star Trek Month, the nerds sit down with Michael May to discuss the character Q.  We discuss our first exposure to him, our thoughts on him as a plot device and what our favorite episodes are.  We even talk about whether we feel Q should be brought back for the new Trek show.

Direct download: 240_-_Q_Are_Cordially_Invited_to_a_Drilldown.mp3
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Star Trek month continues with Sean Kelley from the Improvised Star Trek podcast returning to the show as Fourth Chair. This week the nerds share some of their favorite minutiae from the Star Trek canon. And while favorite Captain or alien race might seem like minutiae to some, for Nerd Lunch it means geeking out about favorite musical performance, game or sport, or holodeck scenario in Trek.

Direct download: NerdLunch_239_OurFavoriteTrekThings.mp3
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Star Trek Month begins! The Nerd Lunch crew kick off a four week long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. They welcome William Bruce West and postulate on the future of Star Trek. What will the new series be like? Where does Star Trek need to go in order to survive another 25 years? Great nerdy discussion!

Direct download: NerdLunch_238_Beyond-Star-Trek-Beyond.mp3
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We begin a new series of movie drill down, this time, we dig deep into the Indiana Jones series. Starting with the first film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, we are joined by Kay and Todd to find out what we liked about the pulp serial-inspired film. And as a bonus, here lots of real and fake facts from Todd!

Direct download: NerdLunch_237_Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark-fixed.mp3
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DiGio from The Atomic Geeks drops by to keep the Fourth Chair warm. The podcasters, inspired by the "Original Ghost Busters" from the 1970s decide to concoct other things that were the "original" versions of popular pop culture properties. Hear about the "original" Veronica Mars, the "original" Transformers, the "original" Preacher, and the "original" Knight Rider. Also, find out how long the crew can go without using the TAG googling music.

Direct download: NerdLunch_236_Original-Nerd-Lunch.mp3
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