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Wizard and the Bruiser

Wondery

Holden McNeely and Jake Young are your guides on a psychotropic journey into the secret origins of nerd culture. Fill your ears with education each week as the hosts tackle subjects from the worlds of comic books, video games, anime and film. Untold stories, bizarre facts and crazed deconstructions will fly at you at dangerous speeds, do not listen if you are pregnant or nursing. Make no mistake, this IS the sweatiest podcast in human history.

Holden McNeely and Jake Young are your guides on a psychotropic journey into the secret origins of nerd culture. Fill your ears with education each week as the hosts tackle subjects from the worlds of comic books, video games, anime and film. Untold stories, bizarre facts and crazed deconstructions will fly at you at dangerous speeds, do not listen if you are pregnant or nursing. Make no mistake, this IS the sweatiest podcast in human history.

Location:

United States

Networks:

Wondery

Description:

Holden McNeely and Jake Young are your guides on a psychotropic journey into the secret origins of nerd culture. Fill your ears with education each week as the hosts tackle subjects from the worlds of comic books, video games, anime and film. Untold stories, bizarre facts and crazed deconstructions will fly at you at dangerous speeds, do not listen if you are pregnant or nursing. Make no mistake, this IS the sweatiest podcast in human history.

Language:

English


Episodes

Welcome to Wizard and the Bruiser

2/14/2020
Hey there! We're Wizard and the Bruiser, the internet's sweatiest nerd history podcast. Join us as we deep dive into the history behind our favorite movies, games, tv shows and more! Theme for Harold, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Duration:00:01:16

Where's Wizbru?

2/14/2020
Hey there! If you're wondering where the heck your favorite nerd history show is, well, listen to this! Theme for Harold, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Duration:00:01:00

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

2/10/2020
This week we cover Bryan Lee O'Malley's groundbreaking comic series and the movie adaptation by Edgar Wright. This is the last episode before we go Spotify exclusive! Listen to Wizard and the Bruiser free on Spotify to get episodes as soon as they come out Support us on Patreon to get access to discords, weekly bonus content, and more! Local Forecast - Elevator, Acid Jazz, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License...

Duration:01:16:03

Bong Joon-ho, Director of 'Parasite' and 'Snowpiercer'

2/3/2020
We explore the life and works of South Korean film director Bong Joon-ho. Listen to Wizard and the Bruiser free on Spotify Need even more Wizzin and Bruisin? Support us on Patreon to get access to discords, weekly bonus content, and more!

Duration:01:13:09

Futurama Pt. II

1/27/2020
Good news everyone! We're back with the second part of our series on Futurama. Listen to Wizard and the Bruiser free on Spotify Patreon supporters get weekly bonus content and lots of other goodies? Shut up and take my money! 3989-Local-Forecast, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Duration:01:00:47

Futurama Pt. I

1/20/2020
We voyage to the world of tomorrow to kick off our two-parter on the making-of "Futurama" Listen to this episode free on Spotify! Good news everyone! You can help the show while also getting weekly bonus content by supporting us on Patreon! 3989-Local-Forecast, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Duration:01:03:05

The Witcher

1/13/2020
We explore the history of "The Witcher", from the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, to the video games, to the Netflix adaptation. Toss a coin to your podcasters over on our Patreon page and get rewarded with weekly bonus episodes and other goodies!

Duration:01:07:54

Unlocked Episode! Online Dating

1/9/2020
We're on the road this week, so please enjoy this unlocked Patreon bonus episode! We talk all about the world of online dating and how even nerds need love and fuck. Dig the bonus episode? Unlock our full archives and get weekly bonus content by supporting us on Patreon! Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Come see Wizard and the Bruiser with Page 7 LIVE this weekend. Get your tickets here! Local Forecast-Elevator, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By...

Duration:00:35:28

Gremlins

1/2/2020
We close out the holidays by exploring the making of our favorite Christmas movie, Gremlins. Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Come see Wizard and the Bruiser with Page 7 LIVE this January. Get your tickets here! Can't get enough Wizbru? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes and more goodies!

Duration:01:10:57

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

12/19/2019
We explore the making of arguably the most beloved video game of all time, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. Check out Hawthorne at http://hawthorne.co and use promo code WIZARD to 10% off your first purchase. Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Come see Wizard and the Bruiser with Page 7 LIVE this January. Get your tickets here! Can't get enough Wizbru? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes and more goodies! ProtoFunk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By...

Duration:01:27:04

The Maxx

12/12/2019
Holden and Jake take a journey to the outback to explore the history behind Sam Kieth's comic book series "The Maxx" Just go to http://getquip.com/wizard to save on gift sets and to get your first refill FREE with a refill plan. Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Come see Wizard and the Bruiser with Page 7 LIVE this January. Get your tickets here! Want us to cover your favorite fandom? Visit our Patreon to learn more! 4427-Stringed-Disco, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed...

Duration:01:14:08

Xena: Warrior Princess

12/5/2019
In a time of ancient Gods, warlords, and kings, two nerds explore the making of "Xena: Warrior Princess" Go to http://keeps.com/wizard to receive your first month of treatment for free. Come see Jake and Holden's asexual tension LIVE! Los Angeles! Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Get your tickets here! Thanks to Karl Smith for supporting this episode! Be sure to check out his podcast Game Train. Want us to cover your favorite fandom? Visit our Patreon to learn...

Duration:01:00:49

Holiday Bonus - The Beginnings of the Internet

11/27/2019
We've been wrestled away from the studio to spend time with our families, but we couldn't help but to give you a little Wizbru. Please enjoy this bonus episode from our Patreon on the earliest days of the internet. Did we convince you? Come on over to the Patreon, it's fun and you help out the show! Los Angeles! Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! You don't want to miss our winter tour with Page 7. Get your tickets here!

Duration:00:32:41

My Chemical Romance

11/21/2019
Jake and Holden are joined by Alex Ptak (Pod Damn America, Ballin' Out Super) and they dive into the history of MCR. Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to http://getquip.com/wizard right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE. Los Angeles! Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! You don't want to miss our winter tour with Page 7. Get your tickets here! Thanks to Jake and Hillary for making this episode possible! Give the gift of WizBru, find out how to support an episode over on...

Duration:01:21:04

Firefly

11/14/2019
Holden and Jake are joined by Jared Warner to explore the making of the cult classic tv show "Firefly" Check out Hawthorne at http://hawthorne.co and use promo code WIZARD to 10% off your first purchase. Los Angeles! Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! We're coming to edutain your asses. Get your tickets here! This episode was brought to you by Ryan Taylor! Check out his podcast network Jedi Dropouts Productions. Do you want us to cover your favorite fandom? Learn more on our Patreon...

Duration:01:13:43

Space Jam

11/7/2019
Well, you guys asked, and we're gonna deliver. We explore the truly weird making of 1996's "Space Jam" Los Angeles! Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Come see our sweaty bodies in person on our winter tour with Page 7. Get your tickets here! Come on and slam* and welcome to the jam** *support the show **weekly bonus content. Our Patreon supporters help us make the show, join today!

Duration:01:10:43

Junji Ito

10/31/2019
We conclude SpoOoOky October by exploring the terrifying work of horror manga artist Junji Ito. Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code Wizard. Sure, October has been pretty spooky, but nothing compares to the horror of our student loans! Support us on Patreon and get bonus weekly episodes, discord chats and more! Moonlight Hall, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License...

Duration:01:06:27

EC Comics

10/24/2019
We explore the history of EC Comics: their rise in the 40s & 50s with titles such as "Tales From the Crypt", their battle with the Comics Code Authority and their enduring legacy. Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to http://getquip.com/wizard right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE. This episode was brought to you by one of our Patrons! Support us on Patreon and get bonus weekly episodes, discord chats and more! Honey-Bee, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)...

Duration:01:12:08

Bonus: Silent Hill w/ Matt McMuscles

10/18/2019
Didn't get enough Silent Hill knowledge? Yeah, we thought so. Jake sat down with friend of the show Matt McMuscles to dive even deeper into the Silent Hill franchise. Love bonus content? We've got weekly Patreon exclusive episodes, secret discord chats and more for our Patrons!

Duration:00:37:34

Silent Hill

10/17/2019
This week we unpack the history behind the iconic horror video game franchise "Silent Hill" Go to http://keeps.com/wizard to receive your first month of treatment for free. Need even more spooky scary Wizbru? Our Patreon supporters get bonus episodes, discord chats and more! Fuzzball Parade, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Duration:01:13:48