Tim and Ben's Nerdpocalypse

A very nerdy new podcast

Whenever my best friend Tim and I would have sleepovers as kids, we would make an audio tape together. Huddled in someone’s basement around a tape deck from the ‘80s, we would record silly skits and rambling stories and the sound of us laughing and burping and being 13.

Oh, how I wish I still had those tapes! But alas, I do not. In true pre-digital fashion, those tapes probably got recorded over with songs from the radio and eventually lost to history.

Well, Tim and I are back at it 30 years later - now 43 years old, but still children at heart. I somehow convinced Tim to cohost a weekly podcast with me where each episode, we sip craft beers while discussing our various nerdy hobbies and obsessions like Conan the Barbarian comic books, Pokémon cards, and the multi-media output of Keanu Reeves. It sounds nerdy, and it is! But it is also heartwarming and more drama-filled than you would expect to hear two grown men talk about going to Target multiple times a week.

In the last month, we’ve recorded FOUR complete episodes of the podcast, along with a SECRET BONUS EPISODE ZERO that has not yet been released. If you have somehow avoided finding out about this podcast by steadfastly ignoring everything I post on ever other social channel, now is really the best opportunity you have to jump on the bandwagon and become a lifelong fan and subscriber to…

Episode One: Nerdpocalypse - Our first official episode, with tales Conan the Barbarian and Pokémon cards

Episode Two: Optimus Prime is Jesus - How do you keep a rare Pokémon cookie in a good enough state to sell on eBay? Also, old cartoons like Silverhawks and Thundarr the Barbarian.

Episode Three: The Pokémon Court of Law - Can Tim sue Mark Zuckerberg for blocking access to Pokémon go? Also, a live unboxing of a Pikachu “play mat” that causes two adult men to moan in ecstasy.

Episode Four: Do Not Approach the Unicorn - The hunt for 25th anniversary Pokémon cards has the guys pounding the pavement and fighting scalpers in the aisles. Also, the universal truth of asking out that cute barista.

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Do Not Approach the Unicorn: Episode 4


THE HUNT IS ON. Ben and Tim are on the trail of the elusive yet pre-orderable-in-bulk Pokémon Celebrations cards. The guys fight bandits in the aisles of big chain stores while scrambling to get their hands on the precious, precious shiny cardboard. There are unicorns, leprechauns, barista boyfriends and douchebag 20-somethings along the way.

Music kindly provided by Peter Swimm.


The Pokémon Court of Law: Episode 3


Ben and Tim are back for another hour of nerding out. Listen while Tim and Ben drink craft beer and discuss the exciting lifestyle of a 43-year old Pokémon card collector, which includes a lot more heart-pounding excitement than you would expect! WARNING: This episode features a live unboxing of multiple Pokémon cards.

Music by Peter Swimm!

DVD Extras

Ben’s Pikachu box:

Some of Tim’s pre-order:

Optimus Prime is Jesus: Episode 2

Sort of a Beer Drinking Podcast


From a different timeline that didn’t actually fully occur, here is another episode of the Tim and Ben’s Podcast Nerdpocalypse. We discuss the shelf life of Oreo cookies, the works of Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey, whether the value of a thing is the information it contains or the thing itself, and twelve different types of barbarian. Get yourself a beer and tune in!

DVD Extras for true fans only:

Tim and Ben's Podcast Nerdpocalypse: Episode 1


It’s the official first episode of a new podcast! Join Tim and Ben on a journey through the nerdpocalypse where we’ll be trading our classic comic books for drinking water and decapitating eBay sellers for not responding adequately to the reports of fake Pokémon cards. Grab your museum quality replica swords and embark on this exceedingly geeky quest. Featuring music by Peter Swimm.

Episode links:

Check out Tim’s fake Pokémon cards - the smooth fake card is on the left, the real “textured” card is on the right.

A guest post by
Longtime collector and generally nerdy dude.

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