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A show for nerds! We weekly cover nerd news discussing the latest in movies, comics, games, and more. Our interview shows focus on amazing nerds and their work.

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This is an absolutely MUST listen to episode.  If you use the internet, purchase anything, or have a pulse then the topics discussed in this interview are relevant to you.  Best selling author and digital rights activist, Cory Doctorow, discuss monopolies that are affecting our daily lives and their impacts on creators and consumers.  Cory discusses many information age challenges that we face and some suggested solutions. This is a very eye opening episode and we hope you all take a few things from this episode.  

 

You can find Cory Doctorow’s work at https://craphound.com/

 

Our review of Radicalized: https://thenerdcantina.com/radicalized-by-cory-doctorow-book-review/

 

Support the Electronic Frontier Foundation by joining their cause at https://act.eff.org/

 

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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community.  Disney is teaming up with internet providers to defeat piracy, we may get a Star Wars series featuring Ewan McGregor playing Obi Wan Kenobi.  We discuss a new research study that is placing microchips in the brain to combat obesity. The internet is not a safe place for game developers and the Apex Legends team saw that this week.  Finally we head to outer space and discuss the bright lights from the black hole, asteroid defense plans, and Elon Musks thoughts on nuking Mars.  

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Links to topics discussed:

Disney anti piracy plan teams up with Charter - https://gizmodo.com/disney-and-big-cable-team-up-to-crack-down-on-password-1837314920?fbclid=IwAR0MVlcNHd_u2AMB0-tJ1XOwk-6U5evP019U9pWJxfn1lC2ob_BuRCFHQI0

Star Wars Ewan McGregor may return as Obi-Wan Kenobi - https://deadline.com/2019/08/ewan-mcgregor-obi-wan-kenobi-disney-plus-star-wars-1202669319/?fbclid=IwAR06Uos5avaGVKa-JhdaGLxnRg_OtFKuVTiUjOkwuAeUk1pa0MdN6tSTg-E

Stanford researchers micro-chip the obese - https://digit.fyi/microchips-obese-people-brains-electroshock/?fbclid=IwAR0-k3Y4TBpRCaVqN5rb30_Ar808CEgCsyttEjsaiiBHt6UtNhbEVCS7IpM

Apex Legends - https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/18/apex-legends-forum-becomes-heated-as-developer-calls-toxic-community-members-a-hats?sf107413246=1&fbclid=IwAR2WWBehalsIg2rislZOPwzkhR2xUrZxXgl7cLudr6-ckr32p2w7hTl-E9Q

Nuke Mars - https://www.insider.com/elon-musk-wants-to-nuke-mars-plans-t-shirts-2019-8?fbclid=IwAR2doOCGNoQZkOGS6_DXUa9bjltgQMoRMyuLkRSoG0rlvrOA27AtH838jvM

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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community.  We speculate on why Disney’s happiest places on earth seem a bit empty this summer. We discuss Apple offering $1 million to hackers and the $200 million that the Game of Thrones showrunners received from Netflix.  Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer and his followers got a big surprise on his channel. We also discuss the recent decisions by Walmart and Universal following the recent mass shootings. A community member left us a voicemail with his thoughts on The Boys and we respond.

If you wish to share your opinions with the community you can always leave a message at 815- 905-1414.

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Links to topics discussed:

The Nerd Cantina Review of Brian Banks- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tdXqkL8QAs

 

The Nerd Cantina Review of The Kitchen- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4aG2ivXEnQ

 

Star Wars Galaxy Edge is empty- https://cosmicbook.news/star-wars-galaxys-edge-close-rebranded?fbclid=IwAR3qzkvIcH8NecqZFm8xT6ecAGYErPYMGGrqTyzvyoK_idwOaA-UpMyiieM

 

Apple offers $1 million to hackers- https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/08/08/apple-confirms-1-million-reward-for-hackers-who-find-serious-iphone-vulnerabilities/?fbclid=IwAR2Gu--pQSP2uUYDfyDnuIwJLvV5-LmVlLYBHk6Xx5XmzUruap9a2gkjAGw#26976d673948

 

Game of Thrones showrunners get paid by Netflix- https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/09/netflix-just-spent-200-million-for-game-of-thrones-creators.html?fbclid=IwAR2tg1QmLwznfhuUCtlNfGjjlihHCPwbLVI1_qJc0uKfB-baTN8QALRpll8

 

Walmart pulls violent games- https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/walmart-video-game-displays-gun-sales-869788/?fbclid=IwAR1XQyAgkhOzdVq1fe8v-fBSMO3YeJfBRojRZ-HwXxmmFtm_8BeFgtjE53Y

 

The Hunt gets cancelled by Universal- https://variety.com/2019/film/news/the-hunt-canceled-universal-betty-gilpin-hilary-swank-emma-roberts-1203298774/

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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thought on some of the major topics in the nerd community.  We cover the hiring of Alex Serkis as the director of the upcoming Venom sequel.  We go over some television news relating to upcoming DC shows.  Following the recent tragic events in El Paso and Dayton, OH, we discuss the misdirected blame being placed on the video game industry.  Then we end the episode discussing the Amazon Prime TV show The Boys.

 

As always, we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the fun in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

 

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Links to topics discussed:

Spoiler-free review of The Boys by Steve- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwV6U5pBGBs

Spoiler-free review of Hobbs & Shaw- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYu-mv7D6fA

The Boys- https://amzn.to/2ypi5PS.  Get the original graphic novel at https://amzn.to/2LMUFMM.

Venom 2 gets a director, Andy Serkis - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/venom-2-andy-serkis-direct-1228724

Titans trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRujo5YK_Eg

Neil Degrasse Tyson tweets- https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/08/06/critics-say-neil-degrasse-tyson-should-stick-astrophysics-after-his-tweets-about-mass-shootings/

Video Games get the blame for violence- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/sports/trump-violent-video-games-studies.html

 

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In this Cantina Conversation, Steve and Ken attempt some philosophy and debate the existence of free will.  This is a debate we have had before and this time we are putting it on the podcast.  If you enjoy this episode and wish to learn more on Free Will, Determinism, Compatibilism, or philosophy in general use the links below to get to some of our favorite resources. Let us know what you think in the comments section of www.thenerdcantina.com/show27 or at www.thenerdcantina.com/community.

 

Crash Course on free will vs determinism- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCGtkDzELAI&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNgK6MZucdYldNkMybYIHKR&t=0s

Crash Course on Compatibilism- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KETTtiprINU&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNgK6MZucdYldNkMybYIHKR&index=26

Sam Harris on free will- https://samharris.org/podcasts/free-will-revisited/

Sam Harris vs Sean Carroll debate free will- https://danielmiessler.com/blog/sam-harris-vs-sean-carol-on-free-will/

 

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In this week's nerd news Steve and Ken discuss the review of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txnyOatPvw0&t=21s.  We give our thoughts on the Zombieland 2 trailer and the great Amazon Prime show The Boys.  We dive into why the Watchmen showrunner has said F*** You to the original creator Alan Moore.  A 16 year old wins $3 million in the Fortnite championship and we are rethinking our entire lives.  We discuss the puzzling bans that Instagram has placed on some meme accounts.  Finally, we discuss how a near-miss asteroid only wiped some of us out.  We hope you enjoy.

As always we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the fun in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

 

Links to topics discussed:

The Boys- https://amzn.to/2ypi5PS.  Get the original graphic novel at https://amzn.to/2LMUFMM.

Watchmen showrunner feuds with Alan Moore- https://tvweb.com/watchmen-tv-series-damon-lindelof-responds-alan-moore/

Fortnite World Championship- https://apple.news/AthQ1BTCCQYuDafRxvyG7Xg

Gamer dies at a fighting game tournament- https://gamerant.com/krucial-b-death-defend-the-north-fighting-game-tournament/?utm_content=buffer2ae39&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=GR-FB-P&utm_campaign=GR-FB-P

Instagram bans a bunch of meme pages- https://www.insider.com/instagram-meme-page-purge-suspends-accounts-2019-7?utm_content=bufferb1c3e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-bi

Asteroid near-miss- https://news.yahoo.com/earth-just-had-a-near-miss-with-a-killer-asteroid-175546112.html

 

 

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In this week's nerd news Steve and Ken cover the privacy concerns surrounding the viral app FaceApp.  Belle Delphine gets banned from Instagram and 4.5 million followers are wondering why.  We have a discussion around meditation and why both Steve and Ken are believers in the benefits of meditation, the answer is science.  Elon Musk held a talk on his company Neuralink and we share our thoughts on the exciting but terrifying progression in technology.  Then the big talk is around the San Diego Comic Con recap.  There are many movie trailers released, new rumors and speculation.  We hope you enjoy.

 

As always we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the fun in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

 

Links to topics discussed:

FaceeApp- https://www.cnet.com/news/faceapp-privacy-concerns/

Belle Delphine Ban- https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/belle-delphine-removed-instagram/?fb=gk%3Drs&fbclid=IwAR3c6r6JhUp8l5o_2K9d7j_rZCQpikmDp-iOnNm2GKKwoq6viCf3y8hXRJc

NeuraLink- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA77zsJ31nA

SDCC Recap:

Watchman- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yKq1PRvPJQ

Dark Materials- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yuIE1OYnVI

Westworld- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64CYajemh6E

Picard- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbXy0f0aCN0

Terminator- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCyEX6u-Yhs

Top Gun- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSqVVswa420

Game of Thrones actors booed- https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/game-of-thrones-star-nikolaj-coster-waldau-booed-by-fans-at-comic-con-after-he-defends-final-season_uk_5d358389e4b004b6adb27581?utm_hp_ref=uk-game-of-thrones

 

 

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In this weeks Cantina Conversation Steve and Ken have a discussion started by an article Steve previously wrote for the blog regarding the power podcasting can have as a modern form of education.  The guys discuss some podcasts that have benefited them and how they have affected their lives.  We hope you can benefit from this conversation.

 

Podcasts mentioned:

The Side Hustle Show-https://www.sidehustlenation.com/side-hustle-show/

The Dad Edge Podcast- https://gooddadproject.com/podcast/

Making Sense with Sam Harris- https://samharris.org/podcast/

Smart Passive Income- https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/podcasts/

ChooseFI- https://www.choosefi.com/podcast-episodes/

BiggerPockets- https://www.biggerpockets.com/podcast

Stuff You Should Know- https://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/

History That Doesn't Suck- https://www.historythatdoesntsuck.com/

Take A Knee 4 Marvel vs. DC- https://godefylife.com/category/podcasts/take-a-knee-4-marvel-vs-dc/

Nerdy Bitches Podcast- https://www.nerdybitches.com/

Cheers To Comics Podcast- https://www.facebook.com/CheerstoComics/

 

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Original Article: https://thenerdcantina.com/podcasts-a-modern-adult-education/

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In this week's nerd news the guys talk about some Game of Thrones prequel info.  They weigh the validity of some Matrix rumors.  Another streaming service releases some details, then a story Steve has been dying to discuss regarding bath water sales.  Finally they discuss the online plan to raid Area 51.  Some really interesting stories this week.  We hope you enjoy.

As always we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the fun in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

 
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After hearing that Scott from Take A Knee 4 Marvel vs. DC had End Game as his top Marvel movie, the guys challenged him to a Fight Me Friday.  Scott was kind enough to be a good sport and battle it out on the place End Game rests in the Marvel rankings.  This was a fun episode to record and we are sure you will enjoy it.  Be sure to follow Scott on Twitter and support a great show with fellow nerds.

As always we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the fun in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

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