The Nerdcore Cabaret Podcast

Join semi-reformed manchild Matty V and a delightful panel of nerds chatting about geek news, Internet minutia and nerdy jams. Each week the gang will tackle a topic or two that's relevant to the groovy cats who never got a seat at the cool kids table, but became the most interesting adults later in life.
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Welcome to the show, Nerd Herd!


Dec 30, 2015

The holidays are winding down, and the nog fueled blood orgy of Christmas is bleeding into the booze fueled regular orgy of New Year's.  While all of you laid snug in your beds dreaming of hot new Fallout DLC and plum pudding, The Nerdcore Cabaret was hard at work bringing you the event you've hungered for like a sparkly vampire in a teen girl's window.


The long awaited showdown with Geek City.


Following weeks of assaults by word, by chair, by car, and by prepaid Dark Web assassins (Sorry, Devin, we lost their number and can't call it off.) the two podcasts entered the ring of battle...........................for a congenial discussion about Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.


Be warned, Nerd Herd, the 'cast is long and full of spoilers.

Dec 22, 2015

The season of mandatory cheer is upon us, Nerd Herd.  It's the Nerdcore Cabaret Holiday Special!  Be jolly or be destroyed!


The gang opens mysterious gifts to one another, and recounts their experiences watching vital holiday fare like Santa With Muscles, Elves, and the iconic Silent Night: Deadly Night 2.  In this episode Amy goes missing and is replaced by Matt's half-man/half-giant cousin James and his ladyfriend Catilyn.  B5 superfan and magical human Jamie rounds out the panel as we shoot our Christmas cheer up into your earbrains.

Dec 3, 2015

We talk Fallout, Civil War and it's bromances. Plus that new James Bond movie and the ongoing chat about Supergirl VS Jessica Jones.  And other things we were sidetracked by.  More chattering about Fallout (which made Amy sad during editing as it meant she wasn't actively playing Fallout) and we definitely don't end up talking about nerdy porn parodies yet again.. nope!


Plus two of our hosts are gettin' hitched!

Nov 18, 2015

It's a supersized episode this week because Amy's back and recounting her trip to Toronto. We chat about the results of Prairie Dog's Best of Regina 2015, Fallout 4, Ted Cruz's terrible impressions, the upcoming Friday the 13th video game that was recently Kickstarted, Star Wars, and the interesting choice of voice actor for the Lego Movie's Commissioner Gordon.

Oct 30, 2015

In this episode, the rivalry with Geek City heats up to an explosive chair-shot riddled smackdown.

In a barren Amyless hellscape, the gang must cope with the crushing reality that the predictions of Back to the Future are never to be. That we have failed to live up to our promise, and that the sweet caress of Pepsi Perfect shall never cross our lips. Plus, the gang finds terrifyingly sexy Halloween costumes and Mike sees the latest Star Wars Episode trailer for the first time.

Oct 14, 2015

We talk politics, Amy gives her HOT TAKE on the Mass Effect ending, Mike gives a HOT TAKE on Days of Future's Past, live reaction to Jessica Jones trailer, and unicorn poop.

Oct 5, 2015

The gang reflects on SaskExpo, talks about the eccentricities of living in a geek-filled apartment block, discusses Star Wars rumors, and still can't control their raging throners, among other topics.

Sep 18, 2015

It's episode 7, Nerd Herd.  And we've got our first cross-cast guest.  Jesse Rolufs of the Blind Buy podcast makes his way to the Nerd Cave and we gab about bad flicks and general nerdishness.

We also find the time to talk about Saskatoon Expo, tell epic stories from role playing games, talk about Gary Busey's secret identity, and throw down a motherfukken gauntlet to all of Regina's geeky podcasters.

Sep 1, 2015

The sixth episode has been foretold by ancient mystics, and now it is questing into your earbits.

The gang waxes melodic about finding a functional cheeseburger backpack, and some really goddamn weird metal acts like Flanders themed Okilly Dokilly.  Matt explains why he always brings cookies to the Calgary and associated Expos media goons.

Then later, Christa brings up how wrestling legend Lita inspired Matt to write a smutty sci-fi e-book.  Updates on Amy's plot to found a Commander Shepard themed riot grrl band and more.

Have you ever heard Gary Busey tell two terrified teens to insert chicken bits into their persons?  Well, you're going to.  Blame Mike.  If it takes the edge off, he brings some rad horror movie news.

Plus, learn about the mystery of the brojob. 

Aug 21, 2015

Today, the gang raves about E3 trailers.  We also Lament all the weird bollocks Lucas likes to slap into the Star Wars re-releases, look at guest announcements for SaskExpo, and generally do what we can to lower your expectations for the podcast.  And of course, we pay tribute to wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper. Plus, because we love you listeners so much, this episode has CRIPPLING AUDIO PROBLEMS.  So if you enjoy people awkwardly fumbling and re-riffing riffs that had aleady been riffed, this one's for you.

Aug 5, 2015

In this episode, the Cabaret takes a look at the expensive wonderland of tabletop wargaming.  Matt replaces the usual gang and goes on remote with drinking man's wargamer Stephen Beauchamp, IRL Green Army Man Dave Nelson; and local Flames of War demo guy Lance Mathew, who's like the wargaming version of the guy pushing crank in all those bad D.A.R.E. ads from the 80s.


Dice, measuring tape, and a never ending painting queue on this week's Nerdcore Cabaret!

Jul 10, 2015

In the Nerdcore Cabaret's third outing, the gang gabs about the Reddit backlash over the firing of a beloved moderator.  Plus, Amy talks about her undying love for everyone's favourite Turian badass.


Jun 25, 2015

The Cabaret returns with it's second episode, confirming we're not some flash in the pan yokels from Saskatchistan.  This week Matt, Amy, Link, Christa and Mike gab about the recently wrapped up Season 5 of Game of Thrones.  The season of wacky schemes and flammable children.

Plus, E3 developments and Matt fangasming over Fallout 4.  And, the gang spends an uncomfortably long amount of time on Christa's discovery of a Pokémon parody that wil make some Nerd Herders tight in the pants.  In exciting Nerdcore Cabaret news, you can actually hear Amy in this episode.

As always, Oreo and Zonya the War Cat fuck around in the background, like cats are wont to do.

The night is long and full of sexy Pikachus.


EPISODE CLARIFICATIONS: Matt mentions a joint called Lee's, it's a funerary type place in the City that Rhymes with Fun.  MailChimp has yet to send us Magic Intenet Money....

Jun 9, 2015

That's right, Nerd Herd.  The undergound community radio sensation, The Nerdcore Cabaret is coming to your internets in the form of a biweekly audio podgram.

Semi-functional recovering manchild Matty V, and his panel of nerds including film nerd Mike Still, gonzo cosplayer Amy C., and beleagured IT man Link gab and yik yak about games, flicks, tunes, and all the jazz that makes being a nerd a rich and rewarding lifestyle option.

In our debut episode, the gang slowly bashes the concept together.  Then we pine aloud for more goddamn Black Widow merch, live-react to the Supergirl TV trailer, and get lost on ever increasing tangents while our lack of show prep becomes more than evident.

The podcast's just like being an awkward nerdling in high school, it sucks now but eventually it'll get better.  Or it'll withdraw from the world and spend a shitload of money on love pillows.  One of those things.