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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 • 21 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: Ep.22 Scooby Dooby Doo and the SHONM Gang Too

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Ep.22 Scooby Dooby Doo and the SHONM Gang Too

    Spooky Month is now officially in November. Time is meaningless, and we can do as we please. As the first installation of Spooky Month, Host Brenda brings kid’s horror classic “Scooby Doo” to the table. We talk about the Smithsonian a lot more than you would be expecting, but I promise, it’s relevant.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Ep.21 Storm AKA Ororo Monroe

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Ep.21 Storm AKA Ororo Monroe

    Today, Host Ausin is here to talk about the stormy history of Ororo Monroe AKA Storm, one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe. What does the future hold for this incredibly underutilised character? Find out, Mystorians!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Ep. 10 Animal Crossing and a City Full of Expensive Applebees

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Ep. 10 Animal Crossing and a City Full of Expensive Applebees

    SWIMMING IS COMING TO ANIMAL CROSSING.  Austin tells us all about Nintendo's Animal Crossing series; about how bonkers its sales numbers are, how New Horizons has become a tool for communication in Hong Kong, and about how you should never watch the animal crossing anime movie because it's very very bad.

    Also, Blathers, please, if you're listening, just take my fossils for your private collection.  Just do it.  I get that you're trying to show me you're the bigger man, but it you don't take them right now, they're just going to end up on the black market.  Just...stop talking to me and take the fossils PLEASE.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Ep.20 Night Trap (Watch Out Behind you!)

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Ep.20 Night Trap (Watch Out Behind you!)

    This week on another exciting episode of SHoNM, Brenda talks about the 1992 Sega CDI Game, "Night Trap", a game with a wild history involving cancelled Hasbro VCR gaming systems, Nolan Bushnel (again), a congressional hearing about violence in video games, and Nintendo viciously taking out the competition by any means necessary.

    This is an episode you don't want to miss (you don't want to miss any episodes, honestly, because they are all very good)!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Ep.19 I Wanna be a Toys R Us Kid (again)

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Ep.19 I Wanna be a Toys R Us Kid (again)

    This week, we discuss everyone's favorite defunct toy store chain run by a Giraffe.  Warning, we cry.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Ep.18 Brenda and Austin Go to the Movies!

    Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries: Ep.18 Brenda and Austin Go to the Movies!

    Welcome to the first episode of "Goes to the Movies"  today Host Austin and Host Brenda talk about "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace, Vs. The Universe" and the 2020 Disney Plus exclusive non-theatrical movie "Mulan".

    AN IMPORTANT NOTE:  SHoM went to the movies! We tried something new & hope you enjoy! During this episode we both speak of how we enjoyed the film Mulan.   We’ve learned since recording last Friday, that there are many issues with the film according to Chinese individuals speaking out.  These complaints need to be heard, and our opinions as non Chinese podcasters mean nothing compared to the people who feel that the film is inaccurate and even damaging.  Please take some time to read through the threads below (More will be added as we find them).

    We still want to share our initial reactions to the film, and so are uploading the full episode unaltered, but please take some time to read and reflect.

    Thank you!

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Paloma-Bird ,

PODCAST GOLD!!!

Brenda and Austin are EXCEPTIONAL hosts!!!! They’re funny as heck, know SO MUCH, and have such a great back and forth with each other. Even when they talk about nerd things I have no nostalgic attachment to, I am enthralled!! Everyone’s next favorite podcast!!!!

JJ Jasmine ,

🥺💕

Came here from my friends’ sweet dreams podcast and god I love Brenda and Austin. They’re so sweet to each other and I actually laugh while I’m doing podcast chores like walking the dog or washing the dishes.

Please watch (if you haven’t already) and review Kipo on Netflix for future episodes 😈 I think you both would love it a lot.

Pandemically,
1 out of the 5 trans asian people in Kalamazoo

shoncope ,

Delightful people, excellent podcast

Just an undeniably fun podcast to listen to from two great people who have a ton of chemistry podcasting together. And they’re so smart. And funny. They just rock.

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