Nerd Soup

Mike and Noah tackle the world of nerd events. From comic books to movies to TV to everything in between. They'll bring on guests, they'll have topics, they'll probably go insane, but they'll be entertaining doing it.
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Jan 7, 2018

Kevin Heyer stops by to discuss 2017 in Nerd Soup's first 2018 episode!  We talk our top and bottom movies/tv shows/comics.  What were your favorites/least favorites of last year?  Let us know!

You can listen to Kevin's podcast, Trailer Hitch, by clicking the link below!

Dec 22, 2017

Special guest Matt Scales drops by to talk about everything from Beyond Skyline to The Punisher to Game of Thrones.  Not going to lie, we did a lot of yelling, so hopefully this episode doesn't blow out your speakers.  

Oh, and we give holiday recommendations, sort of...

We're off till 2018!  Happy holidays and have a safe and happy New Year from Mike and Noah!

Dec 17, 2017

Mike and Noah take a look at the new The Last Jedi, a movie that has already made a boat-load of money and garnered a ton of critical success.  How does it go over with Nerd Soup?  Listen and find out!

And, be sure to come back this Wednesday for an extra episode with a special guest!


Dec 4, 2017

Mike & Noah check out at Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Roman J. Israel, ESQ.  These films will definitely be talked about come award season, listen to what the guys thought of them!

Also, it's the holidays!  Having a hard time figuring out what to buy the people on your list?  Never fear!  We have a handy buyers guide for some great gifts everyone will enjoy.

Please rate us 5 stars and subscribe on your streaming service of choice!  It would make our holidays that much brighter!  


Nov 20, 2017

Brandon Koss stops by to chat with Mike and new regular co-host Noah Totzke!  

Find Brandon on twitter @brandonkosswi and at and check out his girlfriend Emily Meder at

And you can find us on Facebook (Nerd Soup), Twitter (@nerdsouppodcast) or e-mail us (

We'd love to hear from you!  Hit that subscribe button and rate us 5 stars to make your day and ours even better! 

Nov 7, 2017

Mike is joined by guests Noah and Felicia to talk about The Dark Tower book series (all 3000 pages of it!) and the lackluster film adaptation.  Does the movie stack up (it doesn't) to the books?  What exactly is the plot of the books?  Listen and find out!

Are there other series you'd like Nerd Soup to tackle?  Let us know on facebook (Nerd Soup), twitter (@nerdsouppodcast) or e-mail (  

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Nov 5, 2017

Mike and guest host Noah take a look at Thor: Ragnarok and rant about the current state of video games.

The Thor spoilers begin at 49.12 for those that want to avoid spoilers!

Find us on Facebook (Nerd Soup), Twitter (@nerdsouppodcast) and e-mail (  Please like and subscribe for the episodes as soon as they become available!  Leave us a five-star rating while you're there!

Oct 22, 2017

Do you have a question for the nerd soup guys? Ask away on Facebook (Nerd Soup), Twitter (@nerdsouppodcast) and e-mail ( We'd love to hear from you!

Also, could you rate us 5 stars on your streaming service of choice?  That'd be amazing.  John might even do a dance.

Oct 8, 2017

Nerd soup is back!!!

We take a look at some news that we've missed while we were away.  And we take a look at some movie/tv/video games that returned after a prolonged hiatus.  

Did we talk about your favorite series?  Is there any topics that you'd like us to cover?  Hit us up on Facebook (Nerd Soup), Twitter (@nerdsouppodcast) or e-mail (

If you wouldn't mind, please head over to your streaming service of choice and give us a 5 star rating!  That makes our day, every time, kid you not.

See you soon!

Aug 28, 2017

Mike and John are joined by House of Heroes owner Scott and returning guest Chris (from way back on episode five)!  They talk about most of the movies that came out this summer (I'm sure we missed some) and give their thoughts on how this summer stacked up to years past.

Did we align with your thoughts?  Sound out in the comments!  And please head over to iTunes or where ever you listen and give us a 5 star rating!  Leave a positive review and we'll be even happier!

We are going to be taking the month of September off from recording.  Get ready for the new and improved Nerd Soup starting up the first week in October!

Aug 14, 2017

Time to go back to school!

We take a look at Detroit (the movie, not the city) and give their thoughts on this divisive film.

Then it's on to class as the guys take a look at both comic and movie recommendations to get you back in the test-taking mood!.  

Are there certain things that remind you of back to school?  Sound off in the comments, or contact us on Facebook (Nerd Soup), Twitter (@nerdsoup) or e-mail us at

Also, please rate us 5 stars and subscribe so we know you love us!


Jul 31, 2017

Sorry for putting this up late.  Game of Thrones.  You get it.

Mike and John are joined by tattoo artist, and all around King Nerd, TJ Rappel!  

The guys talk about everything from retro video games, kaiju movies and everything in between.

TJ is a wicked good artist and also blogs about video games!  You should take a look at his stuff right here!

His video game blog:

facebook - retrogamesuperhyper

instagram - retrogramesuperhyper

And here's a link to his awesome tattoo work:

krushervision - instagram

And while you're clicking away, feel free to head over to your streaming service of choice and rate us 5 stars!  5 star reviews are like Game of Thrones episodes, we stop everything we're doing to read them!  Maybe we'll even read yours on the show!

Hit us up on Facebook (nerd soup), twitter (@nerdsouppodcast) or e-mail (

Big thanks to TJ for being on the show and thanks to you for listening!!!


Jul 17, 2017

We finally talk about something that isn't movies!!!

Except at the beginning, when we talk about what we've seen and junk (spoiler alert, it's movies).

In Rapid Fire, John and Mike quiz each other with questions that could very well determine the fate of the planet! That's super not true, we talk about peanut allergies and junk...

And, in Hindsight Readers, we take a look at a couple really idiotic stories that graced comic books in years past.

What were your answers for Rapid Fire?  How about any comic ideas you'd like us to talk about?  Hit us up on Facebook (Nerd Soup), Twitter (@nerdsouppodcast) or e-mail (  

While you're on the internet (or rather anytime you're on the internet), feel free to head over to your streaming service of choice and give us a 5 star review!  The more reviews and ratings we get, the better our podcast feels about itself.


Thanks for listening! 

Jul 3, 2017

It's a double dose of Soup Reviews!

We take a look at Baby Driver, a movie we really wanted to like, and The Bye Bye Man, a movie no one could possibly like.

Spoiler alert for the entire episode, we're going to go pretty in depth on both films.

If there's a movie you'd like us to talk about, or anything really, please let us know on Facebook (Nerd Soup), Twitter @nerdsouppodcast or e-mail

Please head over to your streaming service of choice and give us a 5 star review, and while you're there, subscribe to the show to get all the episodes as soon as they're released! 

Happy 4th of July, everyone!  

Jun 29, 2017

Okay, full disclosure, this bonus episode should have come out about two months ago.  My bad.

Mike took a trip to LA in the spring and had the good fortune to catch up with his old podcasting partner, Robert Hornak.

For the six of you that listened to Mike and Robert vs. The Movies, you're in for a real treat, for those that didn't, you're still in for a treat.  The two talk about movies and anything else that comes to mind.  

Thanks for listening!  New episode will be out on Monday with our review of Baby Driver! 

Jun 19, 2017

Happy week from Nerd Soup!

The guys take a look at a couple movies that could use a tune up in the finale in Skip to the End and, in slightly different segment Pop Quiz, Smart Aleck, John and Mike quiz each other on casts and IMDB synopses.  Spoiler alert, one of the guys is kind of a jerk with his picks (it's John).

Do you like our podcast?  Please head over to your streaming service of choice and give us a five star rating!  Also, while you're there, feel free to subscribe as well, to get all the episodes and bonus material as soon as we release it!

Thanks for listening! 

Jun 4, 2017

John's back!  The original Nerd Soup duo celebrates John's wrap of Gags by talking about some nonsense for an hour!


In The Armond White Zone, Mike and John discuss movies that they feel deserve some love, and in Pull List, they take a look at some comics that you need to check out!

So many recommendations!  If you have some for the guys, hit us up on Facebook (Nerd Soup), @nerdsouppodcast on Twitter and  

AND, if you can hop over to your streaming service of choice and give us a 5 star rating, that'd be just the best!  

Thanks in advance! 

May 21, 2017

Mike is again joined by Noah while John finishes up Gags (check them out on Facebook!) for another great episode!

In Book Report, Noah gives us his thoughts on Garth Ennis's Punisher Max run, we answer a listeners question about the state of Marvel comics and the guys take a look at some cool TV shows in Deep Cuts.

Do you have anything you'd like Nerd Soup to talk about in an upcoming episode?  Let us know on Facebook, twitter, or e-mail us at!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on what ever streaming service you like the most.  And, on what ever service you prefer, please rate us five stars!  


May 8, 2017

Nerd Soup's back, baby!

Mike is joined by guest-host Noah Totzke while John is off making Gags (find the movie on Facebook to get updates!).  

In Soup Reviews, the guys talk about The Fate of the Furious.  Seeing as the movie has been out for a while, hopefully that means you don't mind it being spoiled for you!

If you ARE worried about spoilers, the movie discussion begins at 16:47 and ends at 33:49.  

And, in fan-favorite game Pop Quiz, Hotshot! Noah tries to unseat Mike as champion of the movie poster tagline game.  BIG stakes on the line.

And speaking of line (my transitions are the best), why don't YOU drop us a line @nerdsouppodcast on twitter, Nerd Soup on Facebook or e-mail us at

Have a great week and we'll see you next time!


Apr 24, 2017

Spring has sprung here in Wisconsin! 

What do we think of the new Star Wars trailer?  How do we feel about Fate of the Furious opening HUGE around the world!?  Nerd News is here to let you know what we think of those (and more) topics!

And, in a special SPRING BREAK edition of Top Ten, we take a look at ten films and TV shows that you should give some time to during your break from school or what ever.  Or, if you just want to watch them and you're not on a break, that's cool too.

As always, hit us up on Facebook at Nerd Soup, twitter @nerdsouppodcast and e-mail  Also, if you could go on iTunes or stitcher and give us a big old five-star rating and a subscribe that'd just be amazing!

Apr 10, 2017

We're almost 30!

It's the return of a couple of our favorite segments!  Rapid Fire makes its return as the guys ask each other THE most important questions.  Are you playing along while you listen?  Let us know your answers on Facebook!  Find us @Nerd Soup!

In Deep Cuts, we talk about a couple movies you could stream RIGHT NOW.  Do you agree with our picks?  Does Bad Boys II have five car chases, or was Mike wrong?  Let us know!

As always, you can reach us @nerdsouppodcast on Twitter, Facebook or e-mail  

Have a great week!  We'll see you in two weeks!

Apr 4, 2017

We've got an excellent bonus episode for all of you!

Mike hosted a Q&A after the fifth anniversary screening of Dead Weight.  John and his co-director Adam were there to field questions, as was the majority of the cast and crew.

They took questions regarding independent filmmaking and shared some fantastic stories about the production of the film.  

Big congratulations to everyone in the Dead Weight Family for making such a fantastic film!  

For those who weren't in attendance on Saturday for the screening, you're in luck!  The film can be found on Amazon Prime or at your local Family Video. Check it out and then listen to the Q&A for the full experience!

Mar 27, 2017

Nerd Soup is back with a brand new invention! 

In Hindsight Readers, we take a look at a couple of comic book stories that might have been better off left in the dollar bin.  And, in new segment Soup Adaptations, we take a look at properties that we preferred the film adaptation to the source material.

Are there any instances in which you preferred an adaptation to the original work?  Let us know with an e-mail!  Or find us on twitter @nerdsouppodcast or on Facebook @ Nerdsoup.

Have a great week!

Mar 10, 2017

Mike is joined by local celebrity (and former guest) Noah Totzke!  

We take an in depth look at Kong: Skull Island and THAT'S IT!  If you want your one-stop shop for thoughts on a gigantic ape, sit back and relax and enjoy!


We'll be back to our regularly scheduled episode in two weeks!  

If you'd like to share your thoughts on Kong, or anything really, hit us up, on twitter/facebook/what ever.  We always love hearing from you!


Mar 6, 2017

It's almost like we've been here before...

The lost episode of Nerd Soup is here for you to enjoy!  Well, okay, it wasn't lost, we just had to rerecord it.

We talk about the Oscars (our jokes about the ending are already old) in Nerd News and answer YOUR questions in 20 questions!

If you'd like to drop us a line and ask a questions (or suggest a topic), hit us or @nerdsouppodcast on twitter, Nerd Soup on Facebook as well!

Thank you very much for listening!  We'll be back next week with a very special 25th episode!


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