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These are the stories that make us nerds. Geek Edition presents dispatches from the geek community, reporting on stories from the crossroads of fandom, pop culture, science, and more. Stories like the collector who went from seeking lunch boxes to preserving pinball machines; an endeavor that led him to forming a Star Wars church. Or the tea blender with a unique form of synesthesia that allows her to taste pop culture, and how she uses it to craft a flavorful cup of tea. And the acting troo ...
 
Richard Fletcher and Al Elliott are 2 middle aged men who've seen it all when it comes to online marketing. From old school banner ads in 1994, right up to the modern day 'fake webinars' (yes, we know you're not actually presenting to us live)...the result is a lot of things piss them off. This podcast is their place to vent, spleen and moan. They may occasionally offer nuggets of value, but those are entirely by accident.
 
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PART 1! Part two coming next week... Want to use words to sell stuff and build followers? You're going to love Richard's 18 new rules for social media copywriting. Creating persuasive posts on Facebook/Insta etc is the way Richard built his following. This week is part 1 of a two-part special where he takes us through the first 9 of the 18 new rule…
 
If you don't notice Captain Quidel because of the purple tights and cape, you'll definitely notice her car – bright purple and pink with a massive virus on top. Lin Wilson is the person behind the mask. While she was hired to be a community engagement manager for Quidel (a medical diagnostics company), the pandemic shook everything up. But she wasn…
 
Evan, Michael, Pax, and Rob reconvene to talk about what they've been reading, watching, and thinking about. As always with the After Dinner Lounge, the conversation meanders, but topics begin with: Books like Carthage Must be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Mediterranean Civilization by Richard Miles, Redwall by Brian Jacques, the Horat…
 
Michael May, Rob Graham, Delaney Graham, and Evan Hanson begin their journey through the various movies and TV shows of Star Trek, in chronological order. In this first episode, they discuss humanity's introduction to the larger galaxy in 1996's First Contact. It's a controversial place to start since it's neither the first adventure of the time tr…
 
If you're like most people, you love doing the thing you're famous for, but you hate selling it. In this episode, Al outlines his 5-step system that will help anyone who hates sales not only sell better and close more deals but actually enjoy the process. More details at unselling.co.uk.By Richard Fletcher and Al Elliott
 
Springfield is among the most common town names in America. But the one we all know the best is the home of the Simpsons. While officials with the show are adamant that the animated town is not based on any real location, one community claims to have a bit more Simpsons cred than all the others. It's partially based on legend, and partially based o…
 
As modern symphonies face dwindling audiences and financial hardships, some are learning that there are wider audiences who appreciate music from an unlikely source - video games. Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is one group of musicians bringing video game music to the stage, in front of sold out theaters.…
 
It started with a Star Wars lunchbox. It led to the formation of a Star Wars church. And along the way, Johnny Ramone helped out ... sort of. On this Geek Edition, the story of Tyler Arnold's holy mission to cherish and preserve pop culture through his Jedi Alliance church.By Dyer Oxley
 
Geek Edition brings you dispatches from the geek community; reporting on stories from the crossroads of fandom, pop culture, science, and more. Each episode presents a feature story, and sometimes an interview. Geek Edition is about the collector whose passion led him to starting his own, genuine Star Wars church. It's about the fans of 8-bit video…
 
This week, Richard dissects an experiment he undertook a few weeks ago. We talk about Cialdini's Influence techniques, why being nice is important and the quickest way to annoy Richard. All the episodes and links are at GrumpyMarketers.comBy Richard Fletcher and Al Elliott
 
This week Al talks about the way he builds Minimum Viable Campaigns that test an idea very quickly. In the old days, generating leads could take weeks to get off the ground, but thanks to the FB algorithm and the creation of simple drag-and-drop landing page creators, you can literally build a campaign in a matter of hours. More information at TryM…
 
Paxton Holley joins Michael May, Rob Graham, and Evan Hanson in the lounge for another meandering talk about what they've been reading, watching, and thinking about. Topics start from: Books of fairy tales and the works of Ray Bradbury and Italo Calvino Comics about Spider-Man and the third Green Goblin, Red Hood and the Outlaws, and The Shadow TV …
 
It seems that everyone is talking about Clubhouse, the audio-only app that launched last year. We give our opinions on whether it's any good, as well as our thoughts on the way they've marketed it (invite-only) and Richard's experience as a new user. And, before you ask, no we don't have any spare invites... More information at GrumpyMarketers.com.…
 
Thank you so much for listening to our scarce episodes in 2020 we hope to provide you with more hijinks, amazing guests, and nerd debates you never knew you needed. This episode is a little different of us just chatting and trying to predict what 2021 will hold off you listen to our last predictions you'll see how wrong we can be, but let's find ou…
 
It's the beginning of January 2021, and as we tentatively touch-up the new year in a dark room, we come to the conclusion that most New Year's Resolutions are ridiculous. We discuss the way we do set resolutions, and Richard introduces his newest idea The Minimum Viable Day (MVD). Oh, and try to count how many times he gets the letters mixed up...…
 
After Michael May and Robert Zerbe check in on their resolutions and predictions from last year's Nerdstradamus episode, Rob Graham, Evan Hanson, Kay, and Paxton Holley join the fun to look back on the books, movies, and TV shows of 2020 and forward to what's potentially coming in 2021. This episode is full of resolutions, recommendations, and reck…
 
Michael May, Rob Graham, and Evan Hanson reconvene for another informal conversation about what they’ve been reading, watching, and thinking about lately. Topics meander merrily, but start from: Books like Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens' Christmas Books, The Devil’s Due by Bonnie MacBird, The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher…
 
The Statler & Waldorf of marketing are back to discuss all the bullshit around New Year resolutions and talk about the things they're not going to do in 2021. Listen to hear us hate on AppSumo (because they're clever fckers!), discuss Al's new invention 'The Circle of Give-a-Shittery' and why being lean with time might be the most important resolut…
 
We've had a lot of questions from listeners around selling during difficult times. Should we feel guilty? Should we pack up business and go home? Give it away for free? Discover our opinion on this, and hopefully, it will help you to make a better decision about running a business during difficult times.…
 
Christian Nielsen and new guest Karen Flieger join Rob and Michael to talk about their favorite Christmas episodes of TV shows. In discussions of The Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, Friends, and Justice League, the Clampetts learn about the politics of gift-giving, the Stephens' help an orphan boy discover the spirit of the season, Ross tries to te…
 
With Disney's recent announcement that there's a new Fantastic Four movie coming that will be part of the MCU, it's a great time to discover a lost podcast episode about the four FF films so far. From the no-longer-with-us Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes, host Erik Johnson leads a discussion with Nerd Lunch/AfterLUNCH regulars Paxton Holley a…
 
Listener Vicky Worgan asks how to use scarcity & urgency in marketing without being slimy & icky (we added the 'shithead' bit...). We discuss ways in which you can incorporate these very powerful techniques in your marketing, without the bullshit that is so often used.By Richard Fletcher and Al Elliott
 
John Robinson started his company, Our Ability, as a mentor network that has morphed into a business that utilizes AI and technology to build a career path for people with disabilities. He talks about including marginalized populations in the workforce, spiedies in Binghamton, NY, and hand cycling across Scotland.…
 
Chef Eric Silverstein was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he was heavily influenced by Japanese, Chinese and Malaysian cuisine. At the age of ten, Eric moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he was introduced to traditional Southern cuisine. These divergent flavors and cuisines serve as the backdrop for The Peached Tortilla's menu. He discusses ghost kitchen…
 
In the first of hopefully many such discussions, Michael May, Rob Graham, and Evan Hanson have a very informal conversation about what they've been reading, watching, and thinking about lately. Topics lead to unpredictable places, but include: Comics like X of Swords, Batman: Three Jokers, and The Orville. Novels like The Optimist's Daughter by Eud…
 
Bryan Gilvesy is the owner of the YU Ranch, a sustainable grass-fed beef ranching operation in Norfolk County, Ontario. He is also C.E.O. of ALUS Canada, a national community-led, farmer delivered charitable program that rewards farmers for producing more ecosystem services. We talk about carbon farming, cabbage rolls, Winnipeg wings, and being ope…
 
Evan Hanson joins Rob and Michael to talk about the first season of the 2018 Lost in Space series streaming on Netflix. We don't all agree about the show, but we do love talking about it and we talk about everything. If you'd like to be unspoiled, be sure to watch the season before listening to this conversation. We bury ourselves in it like a Robi…
 
Thank you for joining us on another episode of Lunch Break Nerd Brawl. The only podcast where 2 nerds debate awesome nerdy topics and our slightly less nerdy friend judges us. This time we talk movies. Bad movies. And not even the "its so bad it's good" movies, just plain bad. The 2 worst anime/ cartoon Live Action adaptions ever. The Last Airbende…
 
Molly Roe is the account manager for SweetGrass Trading Company, an online Native American food and gift store owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. She talks about Chicken in a Hurry, putting potato chips on a Sloppy Joe, and discovering the culinary roots of your culture as well as the the Authentic Native American foods and gifts that SweetG…
 
Eboné F. Bell is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine and Tagg Communication LLC. After seeing a lack of queer women represented in local publications, she decided to start a magazine and website to tell stories, provide resources, and create events. She talks about Queer Prom, Lobster Deviled Eggs, and how important it is to be seen fo…
 
Last October, we created an Expendables of Horror movie featuring only living actors. This year, Joanna from Bloody Popcorn, Evan Hanson, Rob Graham, and Michael May resurrect their favorite dead actors to create an all-star cast. They pick the actors, discuss the types of roles they'd play, and Evan writes a plot. Listen and imagine The Evil Hunte…
 
Welcome 'Brawlers' to another great nerdy episode of Lunch Break Nerd Brawl. The podcast where we have 2 nerds debate awesome nerdy and pop culture topics for your listening amusement. Followed by a judgment and rightful verdict from our slightly less nerdy friend who determines our fate. In this episode we have a very special guest on the show Sof…
 
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