Cultural Appropriation and Cinco De Mayo

Cultural Appropriation and Cinco De Mayo

Fresh from a trip to our capital, Diz and Ali regale us with tales of the Afghan American Conference and Diz’s secret act of heroism at the embassy. Our discussion of DC leads us to talking about the recent local controversy with a bar, ...

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Terrorism and the Other

Terrorism and the Other

Today we go over the weeks’ craziest news. We talk about the recent terrorist attacks in Chelsea, New York and Elizabeth, New Jersey and how fixation on the background of Ahmad Khan Rahami misses the mark. We discuss the history of ...

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Thailand, McChicken, & Colin Kaepernick

Thailand, McChicken, & Colin Kaepernick

Clearly this podcast has descended into madness. We start by talking about Vy’s trip to Thailand and all the memorable experiences he has. After certainly offending the whole world with outright ignorance we end up in the weird topic of a ...

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Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas

Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas

Well, if there is one thing life teaches you, it’s that you can’t trust anybody. Vy and Diz prove themselves to be untrustworthy, breaking both the brocode and being generally perfidious characters. We also discuss the recent ...

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Dog Whistle Politics & Terrorism

Dog Whistle Politics & Terrorism

Today we talk about the dog whistle politics and the shifting discourse globally among politicians. We discuss the rise in overt racism in politics, the origins of the nativist movements, and the source of white resentment. We analyze the ...

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Harambe, BBQ, and X-Men: Apocalypse

Harambe, BBQ, and X-Men: Apocalypse

In our latest podcast we talk about the the story of Harambe and the child who fell into the gorilla enclosure. We muse about the nature of parenting, selective outrage, and the difficult decision between the life of a child and the life of a ...

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George RR Martin, Military Intervention, Transgender Bathroom Controversy

George RR Martin, Military Intervention, Transgender Bathroom Controversy

We mention the historic anniversary, May 15th as the founding of Israel and the remembrance of the Nakba. We talk about the latest chapter of George R R Martin’s Winds of Winter and what message this sends to Game of Thrones showrunners. ...

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Violence and London

Violence and London

We remark on the inevitable nomination of Donald Trump as GOP candidate. We compare his rise with the Trump-esque tactics in the recent London mayoral race. We talk about the Goldsmith-Khan race has brought race dog-whistle and fear-mongering to ...

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#OscarSoWhite, Super Tuesday, and KKK

#OscarSoWhite, Super Tuesday, and KKK

Oh America, why you so cray. The Academy Awards just took place and once more it was whiter than wonder bread. We discuss the role of representation and race in the entertainment industry. We take a look at how the problem is systemic in the ...

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Kanye, Scalia, & Deadpool

Kanye, Scalia, & Deadpool

This episode has some ***spoilers*** so be warned. We start this podcast off with Diz’s hissy fit before quickly talking about the great trolls of the internet. We talk about Kanye’s latest twitter meltdown, his claims of needing ...

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Superbowl, Cruz/Rubio, & Martin Shkreli

Superbowl, Cruz/Rubio, & Martin Shkreli

Are you ready for some football? Not really. But Diz regales us a bit about the Superbowl in particular discussing the perception of athletes of color vs white athletes. We talk about the nature of double standards and the professionalization of ...

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2015 Nerd Review

2015 Nerd Review

2015 has come to an end and it’s time to take a look back on the highs and lows of the year. A slightly tired Currently Nerdy crew gather together to discuss the highlights of their New Years Even shenanigans and talk about what stood out ...

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Tamir Rice, Star Wars, SciFi vs Fantasy

Tamir Rice, Star Wars, SciFi vs Fantasy

We start the podcast with a reflection on the Tamir Rice case and the failure of the Grand Jury to indict the officer who shot Tamir Rice. We explore the nature of racism and how the system works. We juxtapose the case of Ethan Couch, the ...

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Trump, Terrorism, and Islamophobia

Trump, Terrorism, and Islamophobia

Donald Trump wants to ban all Muslims and currently nerdy wants to ban Donald Trump. In our newest episode we talk about the corrosive rhetoric of politics, the rise of an insurgent hard-right movement that has taken over traditional ...

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Colorado Springs & Civil War

Colorado Springs & Civil War

Politics and nerdiness abound in this episode. We discuss the recent Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs with Diz giving us a satirical take. We look at the political climate of the right and the movements that have produced Donald ...

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Trump, Race, and Thanksgiving

Trump, Race, and Thanksgiving

The world is going crazy. Trump supporters beat a protestor and he defends them by saying the protester “deserved to be roughed up.” White supremiscist shoot and injure #BlackLivesMatter protestors and Trump says that Muslims should ...

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Paris, ISIS, and Syrian Refugees

Paris, ISIS, and Syrian Refugees

In a somber episode, we take a look at the tragic events of Beirut, Kenya, Afghanistan, and Paris. We empathize and stand in solidarity with the victims. We take a closer look at the discourse surrounding the attacks, the rising anti-Muslim ...

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Guns, Racism, and Education

Guns, Racism, and Education

‘Murica. We discuss the latest shooting in Oregon and gun rights. Ali shares a story about the history of the 2nd Amendment then we talk about the racism on the internet and how things haven’t changed, but rather adapted with new ...

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Ahmed’s Clock, Islamophobia, Doctor Who, & Disney

Ahmed’s Clock, Islamophobia, Doctor Who, & Disney

What a week to be Muslim. First Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing a clock to school in a case of overt profiling, then after the positive support subsided, the conspiracy theories started. We argue that being Muslim means having your ...

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Kim Davis & Refugee Crisis

Kim Davis & Refugee Crisis

It’s been a week of crazy news. We start this episode off with a few shout outs before talking about Kim Davis, the government clerk who refused to approve marriage licenses for same-sex couples. She was held in contempt and just released ...

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