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2Nerds and an Actor

Bronx-based podcast with unfiltered opinions on nerd entertainment & culturally relevant programming.


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  • 3. And Guest Feat. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins: Kindred Spirits (REPLAY)

    01:03:06
    Back in 2022, 2Nerds and an Actor released the inaugural episode of And Guest, and we're ready to keep the good vibes going! If you didn't tune in the first time, now is your chance to catch up on our chat with the Tony Award-winning Playwright, Executive Producer, Writer, and dear friend of ours, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. We get into his inspiring work with HBO's Watchmen as well as his adaptation of Octavia Butler's Kindred (formerly on FX.) We even get into Branden's guilty pleasure show Alone on the History Channel. Get into it!!

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  • 2. And Guest Feat. Love Jones: I Love My Black Nerds!

    57:31
    And Guest hosts Frantz and Aisha welcome the multi-faceted entrepreneur Love Jones to the mic. Love has been in the entertainment business for over 15 years, starting a casting agency at the age of 17! We chat about her love of Black nerdom and feeling seen now that Blerds are coming together stronger than ever. She recalls her late mother and the inspiration to live a full life, which means wanting something and going for it. We explore the mission of Martian Blueberry and the importance of developing and owning your intellectual property (IP.) This episode will reignite that fire to reach for your dreams or at least saw something in half in Gears of War. Get into it!
  • 1. And Guest Feat. Tiffie Starchild: Charles Was Wrong

    01:02:40
    It's been a long time we shouldna left you without a dope beat to step to... Yes, the nerds and actors are back with the next wave of podcast plundering. We took some time to figure out our stuff annnnnd still haven't figured it out, but why not keep chatting about the stuff we love? In this episode, we sit down with the content creator and Disney Blerd herself, Tiffie Starchild. Not only does she make hilarious pieces of entertainment, but she is also an absolute delight to chat with, so don't miss as we get into the many sides of Tiffie and get spirited about X-Men '97 and all the ways Magneto was right but more importantly the ways Charles was wrong.
  • And Kindred w/ Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

    59:29
    Welcome to the debut episode of 2Nerds and an Actor and Guest! We're kicking it with some of the folks behind our favorite things and bringing you with us. On this episode of 'And Guest' Playwright and Writer/Executive Producer of FX's Kindred, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins! An old friend of the podcast, we get into his transition from stage to screen, adapting Octavia Butler's work for TV, and consulting on HBO's Watchmen. Stay tuned for more guests! Is 2Nerds And An Actor a part of your podcast ritual? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, or that place you find podcasts.
  • 13. 5.13: Poly Aes Sedai

    01:43:34
    Just like that, season 5 comes to an end. On the season 5 finale of 2Nerds and an Actor, we review The Matrix Resurrections while trying to hide our disappointment and enter the world of Wheel Of Time. We take a moment to remember the life of acting legend Sidney Poitier, run down the next big things in the nerd-o-sphere while we bring you this Bronx-based frivolity on season 5 episode 13 of 2Nerds and an Actor.   Intro/Overview: (0:13) Nerdy Leaks  Sidney Poitier RIP: (3:05) 'Wicked' Movie Casting: (4:28) Scott Pilgrim Animation to Netflix: (8:20)  Shout Outs/How to Donate & Support: (13:53)     No Spoilers!! TV & Movie Reviews Matrix 4: (19:40) Wheel of Time S1: (30:13)   --- Break --- (41:18) Podcast Q&A: Who is the main baddie in Doctor Strange 2?: (42:19)   "Spoilae!!"  TV & Movie Reviews Matrix 4: (51:13)  Wheel of Time S1: (1:04:38)   Coming Soon?? Secrets of Dumbledore: (1:26:55)The Batman: (1:31:41)Boys Season 3: (1:36:18) Outro and farewells (1:40:48)       If you like us: Like, Subscribe, Leave A Review!! If you write for a publication, holler at us! -------------------------------- Thumbnail Art: @Snooze9000 Intro & Outro music: @stevealmighty Mix/Master: Wild Horses LLC  
  • 11. 5.12: Rabbit Holes Everywhere

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    As 2021 comes to a close, feels like everything is coming out of the woodwork. The most anticipated movie of the year and the least anticipated show of the year show up close by and get reviewed by us!  We get knee-deep into the Disney+ series Hawkeye and the next MCU entry, Spider-Man: No Way Home. This and more Bronx-based devilries on season 5 episode 12 of 2Nerds and an Actor.   Intro/Overview: (0:13) Nerdy Leaks  Michael Keaton is Batman Again!: (3:12) John Wick 4 Delayed: (8:10) Cowboy Bebop Canceled: (11:58) Shout Outs/How to Donate & Support: (19:09) No Spoilers!! TV & Movie Reviews Hawkeye: (24:10) Spider-Man: No Way Home: (35:08) --- Break --- (45:18) Podcast Q&A: How can Miles make it into the MCU proper?: (47:18) "Spoilae!!"  TV & Movie Reviews Hawkeye: (59:36) Spider-Man: No Way Home: (1:22:07) Coming Soon?? Doctor Strange 2: (1:51:36) Across The Spider-Verse: (1:53:09) Everything Everywhere All The Time: (1:55:50) Outro and farewells: (1:57:47) If you like us: Like, Subscribe, Leave A Review!! If you write for a publication, holler at us! -------------------------------- Thumbnail Art: ©Snooze9000 Intro & Outro music: @stevealmighty Mix/Master: Wild Horses LLC
  • 11. 5.11: Deviants On Parade

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    Things are still very hell in a handbasket in the world, but hey, in a world where Chris Pratt is the voice of both Garfield and Mario - anything is possible. In this episode, we lament the choices that led to AstroWorld and the Alec Baldwin shooting. We also review (and later spoil) Marvel's Eternals and FX's Y The Last Man. Keep it locked and listen in for more Bronx-based rascality on Season 5 episode 11 of 2Nerds and an Actor.   Intro/Overview: (0:13) Nerdy Leaks  Chris Pratt is Garfield and Mario?: (2:29) AstroWorld disaster: (13:37) Alec Baldwin shooting on set of 'Rust': (20:01) Shout Outs/How to Donate & Support: (27:30)   No Spoilers!! TV & Movie Reviews Eternals: (35:07) Y The Last Man: (46:30) --- Break --- (54:58) Podcast Q&A: Venom post-credit scene!!!: (57:34) "Spoilae!!"  TV & Movie Reviews Eternals: (1:09:47)  Y The Last Man: (1:33:04) Coming Soon?? Atlanta Season 3: (1:44:24) Book of Boba Fett: (1:50:01) Stranger Things Season 4: (1:53:29) Outro and farewells (1:54:39)  If you like us: Like, Subscribe, Leave A Review!! If you write for a publication, holler at us! -------------------------------- Thumbnail Art: ©Snooze9000 Intro & Outro music: @stevealmighty Mix/Master: Wild Horses LLC