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Nerds Without Pants Special: The Best of Nerds Without Pants

It's a wild, wooly trip down memory lane!

Howdy, folks! This very special edition is coming to you on the third anniversary of Nerds Without Pants! With our 75th episode fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at where we came from and who we were. Enjoy this meaty collection of some of our best bits, from expletive-laden tirades to intimate talks about dude crushes to multiple stories of personal failure. There is something for everybody in this very special NWP. Also: Statham Sightings(tm)!

FEATURED MUSIC:

Joe Esposito- You're The Best

Boyz II Men- I'll Make Love to You

Stone Temple Pilots- Sex Type Thing

Michael and Jeff Danna- The Blood of Cuchuclainn

Tom Jones- She's a Lady

Unknown- Overly Manly Man Theme

Unknown- Sonic the Hedgehog Theme

A Simple Plan- How Could This Happen to Me

Gary Garcia and Jerry Buckner- Pac Man Fever

Nobuo Uematsu- Mog House


 

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Michael117

07/16/2015 at 04:59 PM

Hmm, what's this nerds without pants thing? I might just have to start tuning in. Lol.

This was a great highlight reel. There are a lot of Rob's moments I've started to forget over time, so it's fun to be hearing them again for the first time in a way. I loved that one time Rob explicitly described a fantasy he had about some man he admires, I forget if it was an actor, a writer, or whathaveyou, but Rob enthusiastically articulated a picture of the man taking him from behind all night long lol. I appreciated when Rob would cross the line & lay into it like that. It was a big emphatic icebreaker that always made Julian & Patrick laugh, & seemed like it got them to open up more than they may have otherwise.

When Angelo joined it seemed like it took a while for him to start getting comfortable, & the highlight you put it was definitely one of the episodes you started getting him out of his shell. My favorite Angelo moments are usually in the outtakes, because that's when he seems the loosest & Julian & Patrick are able to get him to laugh & say silly things the most.

Video games, comic books (because of Patrick & Julian), pinball (a big part of the show's culture now because of Angelo), and general nerd culture are probably the original kernels that bring everyone together for the podcast, but I believe it's both the humor & the willingness to spill your guts about embarrassing or deeply personal issues that humanizes you guys & makes it so we can bond with you as listeners.

Everyone on the cast seems pretty introverted. I'm introverted, & there's probably some other listeners out there like that, so that humor & honesty can be cathartic & help people break out of their shells. Back when I first started listening & leaving walls of text in the comments I was very much in a shell & I took myself too seriously. This podcast came into my life at the perfect time, & you guys have been there for me through 3 years that were rough. During that long rut I was in I always knew I could count on NWP either every week or bi-weekly to be a great couple hours to look forward to. I've been able to grow along with the show over the past few years in my own way, & everyone on the cast including Rob have always been supportive & kind. And if everything goes to plan, next fall shortly after your 4th anniversary I'll probably be coding a 2D engine for the first time & starting to build my first game lol. After all this time, talking about how I'm going to do it, now I can finally put ...my code where my mouth is? That's not a phrase. I'll find some place useful to put the code.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

07/18/2015 at 07:26 PM

Thank you as always for the kind words. I think you are one of the only people who can claim to have listened to every episode, and I appreciate that. It was very interesting going back through those old episodes and realizing how far we have all come, not just as a show,but in our personal lives. I've seen you grow, too, and it makes me happy that you're actually making a go of the video game industry. I'm quite proud and jealous.

Look forward to episode 75 tomorrow, because it's our longest, most meandering episode ever.

KnightDriver

07/24/2015 at 02:47 AM

Very fun episode! I jumped on kinda late with Nerds Without Pants and was able to catch up a little with the highlights. Thanks.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

07/24/2015 at 02:57 PM

Awesome! Happy that you enjoyed it!

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