Topics for this week’s episode of NerdPop Radio include:
Do you think there are other universes?
Loki Season 2
Ashoka series is filming
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Daredevil Disney+ series
How do we feel about space debris?
TikTok Time Traveler
What about glitches in the Matrix?
Obi Wan in 4 days
School or Career?
Shazam Fury of the Gods
What are we streaming?
This episode features a wide range of topics including:
Moon Knight Episode 6
What would your lightsaber be like?
Where is the best place to hide cigarettes?
The new Obi Wan Kenobi Trailer
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Help! My boyfriend won’t stop digging a tunnel.
Mattea Roach’s Jeopardy! run
New Doctor Who
New Umbrella Academy
Another The Batman
Stranger Things 4
What is your favorite video game?
Listen to the debut episode of NerdPop Radio, a pop-culture talk show with a heavy dose of nerdom, featuring Michael “Hogey” Hogoboom, Levi Nerad, and Madalyn Williams.
Alek was contemplating podcast retirement after technical issues ruined two completed interviews, and forced he and his cohost Doug into a longer than expected hiatus. But don’t fret: They’re finally back, and mediocre as ever.
So join your favorite duo (besides Tina Fey and Amy Poehler), as they catch you up on all that has happened erstwhile in the lives of Doug & Alek. There was of course, Watershed Voice’s Birthday Celebration, Alek’s birthday party, Doug’s dalliance with baseball history, and best laid plans for the second annual Watershed Voice Artist Showcase. Also check out this episode for a one minute teaser about a new podcast called NerdPop Radio, set to premiere May 2.
Emme Zanotti, the Third Vice Chair of The LGBT and Allies Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specialist, joined Alek and Doug in early March to discuss her column about the recent barrage of anti-gay and trans legislation adopted in the United States, and her personal journey as a trans woman.
Welcome to Screen Tea Podcast! This week, Lisha and Jules do what all y’all have been doing: they talk about Bruno ♥ Prepare to either continue listening to the soundtrack on repeat or start listening to the soundtrack on repeat after your hosts cover Disney’s 2021 mega-hit, Encanto!
Welcome to Screen Tea Podcast! This week, Lisha and Jules have a treat for you, in the form of the best-titled film in film history: John Ridley’s 2021 romance/sci-fi/fantasy Needle in a Timestack! Yep. Needle. In a Timestack. Don’t be too quick to judge; as much crap as your hosts give the title, they heap on the praise in equal measure.
Aspiring TikTok influencer and Newport News, Virginia native Micah Temple drops by Keep Your Voice Down this week for a chat with hosts Alek Haak-Frost and Doug Sears, Jr. The trio discuss Micah’s burgeoning social media presence, the fleeting nature of Tumblr fame, discovering one’s people, pop cultural blindspots, and their respective Mount Rushmores of favorite films.
Poet and spoken word artist Madison “Mocha” Hunter drops by Keep Your Voice Down for a chat. Alek, Doug, and Madison discuss the poet’s current locale, Memphis, Tennessee, where she is pursuing a Master’s degree in creative writing and a certificate in African American literature, and how it compares to her previous stops in Alabama and her hometown Detroit. The trio touch on Afrofuturism, Black history and culture, fathers and their impact on us, the American South, subtle racism and the legacy of Fannie Lou Hammer. Madison also performs her piece “Fannie Lou Hamer: Appropriating Nikki Giovanni’s Rosa Parks,” which you can read on Watershed Voice.
Alek and Doug address the Georgia Bulldog in the room: Former Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is Super Bowl bound, and they’re here for it. After fawning over Stafford and what he meant to Detroit, Doug and Alek discuss rooting for a player after they leave your favorite team, silver linings from the trade that sent Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams and the Lions’ ensuing rebuild, and the man standing between Stafford and his first championship, Cincinnati Bengals’ sophomore phenom Joe Burrow.
Author Matthew Roberson stops by Keep Your Voice Down to discuss his forthcoming novel “Interim,” set to be released in March, and all things writing. Doug, Alek, and Matt talk process, influence, young writers’ dependence on film, television, and video games in lieu of reading literature, and Central Michigan University where Matt teaches creative writing.
Welcome to Screen Tea Podcast; Surprise, we’re still alive! And we’re swinging into 2022 with the biggest hit of last year: Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Malachi Carter (The Unapologetics (UN) Podcast) drops by Keep Your Voice Down to discuss, well, everything. Doug, Alek, and Malachi talk Season 2 of UN, what to expect in Season 3, Malachi’s upcoming MLK Day online event “MLK, CRT, and The Gospel,” the respective greatness of Betty White and Spider-Man: No Way Home, and much more.
It was a big year for the guys at Keep Your Voice Down, as Doug Sears, Jr. and Alek Haak-Frost published 34 episodes and interviewed 25 guests in 2021. Here are the five episodes folks listened to most.
Ana Luis and Malachi A+scribe look back at this season’s episodes (1-13ish) of The Unconditional Series for final reflections and A+scribe’s personal unconditioning journey in Part I of this episode. In Part II, the dynamic duo recap the final installments of The Unconditional Series (12-17), and reflect on the season as a whole, while looking forward to Season 3.
Doug and Alek wanted to discuss all things holidays, and felt it was necessary to bring in an expert, so we called Mrs. Christmas herself, Steph Hightree. These three wise people discuss Steph’s lack of egg nog experience, ridiculous Hallmark Christmas movie plots, determining whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not (it certainly is), surviving Elf on the Shelf, and their favorite Christmas songs.
Welcome to Screen Tea Podcast! Come back to the mystical 90s with Lisha & Jules as they cover Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, the musical-movie adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM!
Former Three Rivers Middle School teacher Russell Ball joins Keep Your Voice Down to talk about his recent resignation after Three Rivers Community Schools staff were asked to remove Pride flags from their classrooms due to an “external challenge.” Ball details the events leading up to his exit, what the flag represents to members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and why the flags should remain in classrooms not only in Three Rivers but around the world.