87 episodes

Two friends, Austin and Brenda, delve into the rich history of niche nerd topics near dear to their hearts in their own loose and light-hearted way.

Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries Brenda & Austin

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

Two friends, Austin and Brenda, delve into the rich history of niche nerd topics near dear to their hearts in their own loose and light-hearted way.

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 88: SHoNM Goes to the Movies #17 Blues Clues Big City Adventure

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 88: SHoNM Goes to the Movies #17 Blues Clues Big City Adventure

    Hosts Austin and Brenda connect with their inner child by watching the newest Paramount + release  “Blues Clues Big City Adventure”.  It’s a movie for kids!  But it also has a lot of heart and a lot of nostalgia.  Also, Warner Bros Discovery is getting sued by the state of Ohio.
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 87: Goosebumps

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 87: Goosebumps

    This week your host Brenda takes you on a deep dive into the history of the second highest selling children’s book franchises in history:  Goosebumps, the brainchild of writer RL Stein.  This episode features haunted masks, childhood traumas, lost media, and yes, another heated legal battle.  Listener beware, you’re in for a scare!
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 86: Harley Quinn

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 86: Harley Quinn

    Full disclosure, this episode was so much fun for your host Brenda to edit. And if that wasn't enough of an incentive to listen, it’s about Harley Quinn! We promise it’s good, so please listen. Thanks!
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 85: SHoNM Goes to the Movies #16 PREY

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 85: SHoNM Goes to the Movies #16 PREY

    Since we took a week off, there is LOT of news to cover...but fear not...we’re here to weigh in on Lesbian Velma, Try Guys and Adult Happy Meal News.  After that hosts Brenda and Austin talk about the 2022 Predator Prequel “Prey”.  What did your host Austin, self-professed "big-fan-of-the-Predator-franchise" think of it? Listen and find out!
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 84: Rainbow Brite

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 84: Rainbow Brite

    Buckle in for a fairly long news segment this week, Mystorians!  We had the Emmys!   We had D23!  We had the passing of a prolific world leader!   Wowie!  To cool things down a bit, your host Brenda brought a shorter topic this week, Hallmark’s answer to Strawberry Shortcake...Rainbow Brite!
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 83: The Predator

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Episode 83: The Predator

    After sharing one tiny scrap of good news, and talking about the latest Pokémon updates, your host Austin shares the story behind one of their guilty pleasure franchises:  The Predator.  Have you ever wanted to know how they achieved that invisible cloaking effect?  Or what the experience was like for the actor inside the iconic Predator suit? Perhaps you've lost sleep agonizing over what the Predator’s glowing blood was made of? If you answered "Yes!" to any of the above (or even if you didn't) this is the podcast episode for you!
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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Secret Nerd Podcast ,

Such a wonderful show!

The dynamic between Austin and Brenda is so wonderful, and it’s so much fun to hear them chat about these topics. The combination of news, and a specific topic make for great listening, and I love learning new things about different nerd topics. 10/10 recommend!

snowrno ,

Getting to console wars

I just got to 50. Fiiiifffffftttttttttttyyyyy. lol. Alright if y’all can answer this early PlayStation 2 days there was a game I think a 3rd person shooter you had teams and it was usually 3v3 but there was powers. Austin we use to play it back when we live around the corner from grandma I can’t find it not remember probably because I was young but if I can get an answer next episode. BLESSED. lol

Brit. L ,

Like the best parts of hanging with friends!

The hosts have such an amazing rapport, and the love they have for their topics is so clear. Listening to this podcast is good for ones emotional well being.

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