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Kris, a teacher and Marvel fanboy, and Dave, a freelance writer and DC fanatic, love to talk about their nerdy passions: comic books, movies and television, and video games. Each week, they discuss nerdy news, recommend new media, and take a deep dive into one niche in nerd culture. “The Nerd Byword” also features interviews with industry greats and up and coming talent. New episodes release every Monday.

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Kris and Dave fight the darkness of Thor: The Dark World with some fixes that would make the movie less bland. Plus, a tribute to Kevin Conroy, a gloomy prediction for the Witcher, and a basketful of new Nerd Commendations!

Nerd News

Witcher: Blood Origins teaser trailer hits the web

Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy passes away at 66

Byword Big Talk

Fixing Thor: The Dark World

Nerd Commendations

Matt Wagner’s Zorro

Basketful of Heads

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Up, Up and Away! With Henry Cavill returning for a Man of Steel sequel, Kris and Dave compile a wish list of beats and castings they would like to see in the movie. Plus, James Gunn takes over DC movies, Cavill exits The Witcher, and more fresh Nerd Commendations!

Nerd News

James Gunn put in charge of DC movies

Henry Cavill exits The Witcher

Byword Big Talk

Making Man of Steel 2

Nerd Commendations

Titan Comics’ Life is Strange

Rise of the TMNT

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We say “Shazam!” and dive headfirst into the new DC movie Black Adam! Did the balance of power in the DCEU truly change? Plus, Henry Cavill returns as Superman, Harrison Ford joins the MCU, and all-new Nerd Commendations arrive!

Nerd News

Harrison Ford joins the MCU

Henry Cavill Superman sequel in development

Byword Big Talk

Black Adam

Nerd Commendations

Boom Studios’ Power Rangers

Andor

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Dan Price returns! Kris sits down with the comics creator to talk BigFoot Knows Karate. Plus, a Bayonetta voice actor calls for a boycott of the game, Cartoon Network layoffs cause concerns, and Nerd Commendations return!

Nerd News

Bayonetta voice actor calls for boycott

Cartoon Network hit with layoffs 

Byword Big Talk

BigFoot Knows Karate

Nerd Nightmare

Stray Dogs

The Many Deaths of Leila Star

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Shocktober concludes! Kris and Dave draw outside the lines, revealing their fandoms that are NOT related to comics, TV, or movies. Plus, the Mario trailer sparks controversy, a composer is attacked on social media, and the final Nerd Nightmare clowns around in the sewer!

Nerd News

Super Mario trailer released

Composer Lorne Balfe attacked online 

Byword Big Talk

Non-nerdy nerdoms

Nerd Nightmare

It (2017)

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Shocktober continues! On the heels of the shocking cancellation of Paper Girls on Amazon Prime Video, Kris and Dave discuss the mistakes, and solutions, of streaming media. Plus, Dave colors outside the lines during the nerd news segment, and Kris experiences The Descent!

Nerd News

Cheating allegations in chess, poker, & fishing?

Warner Bros Discovery gets hit with a class action lawsuit

Byword Big Talk

The State of Streaming Media

Nerd Nightmare

The Descent (2005)

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Shocktober continues! Mark Bernal returns to the Byword to talk about Either Them or Us, the epic comic that pitches samurai against witches. Plus, Kris and Dave talk about David Yost’s return to Power Rangers, Hugh Jackman’s return to Wolverine, and the 2018 horror film A Quiet Place!

Nerd News

David Yost Returns to Power Rangers

Hugh Jackman returns to Wolverine

Byword Big Talk

Mark Bernal - Either Them or Us

Nerd Nightmare

A Quiet Place

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Shocktober continues! Drew Edwards returns to the Byword to talk about Halloween Man’s new home. Plus, Kris and Dave talk about Darth Vader’s retirement, Netflix’s new slate of programming, and the 1996 horror classic Scream!

Nerd News

James Earl Jones Retires from Darth Vader role

Tudum announces new Netflix slate

Byword Big Talk

Drew Edward’s Halloween Man on Global Comix

Nerd Nightmare

Scream (1996)

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Welcome to Shocktober! Kris and Dave invite their listeners to a nerd commendation “hoedown” and bring fan-favorite segment nerd nightmare back from the (un)dead! Plus, a D23 debrief and a closer look at Microsoft’s plans to purchase more studios!

Nerd News

D23 Debrief

Microsoft holds XBox price steady, promises more studio purchases 

Byword Big Talk

Kris’ Nerd Commendations

Dave’s Nerd Commendations

Nerd Commendations

Child’s Play (1988)

Hellraiser (1987)

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Kris and Dave wrap up their Raimi Revisited trilogy by attempting the impossible: fixing Spider-Man 3. Plus, Paper Girls gets canceled, Assassin’s Creed looks to the future, and Dave pivots from TV to a comic nerd commendation.

Nerd News

Prime Video’s Paper Girls is canceled

The future of Assassin’s Creed Revealed

Byword Big Talk

Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3

Nerd Commendations

Resident Alien by Peter Hogan & Steve Parkhouse

She-Hulk on Disney+

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