NerdKicks Podcast

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Mike Matthews from Muscle For Life joins us in this episode to talk nerdy about fitness and nutrition programs, including the truth and lies about supplements. This show fits into our mini-series on health and wellness, which kicked off last t
We're kicking off our latest series on health and wellness with a celebration! Derek Flanzraich kindly joined us on Greatist's second birthday, a site he created to provide reliable, scientifically validated information on health and wellness.
We're thrilled to have James Clear on this very special episode of the NerdKicks Podcast! Why is it special? Because it's our first birthday! Who better to have on for a chat then James, who talks with us about the science and practice of habit
We delve deep into our miniseries on tech startups by welcoming Tim Metzner and Ry Walker to the show. Tim and Ry are two co-founders of Differential, a Cincinnati-based startup company that's part incubator, accelerator, consultancy, and ange
Matt's friends Bill Condo and Michael Waclo joined us in this fun episode to talk about the rise of the Internet and how web technologies influenced all our nerdy origin stories. Bill is a talented developer while Michael is a sharp designer.
If you're a massive podcast connoisseur like Mindy (I'm getting there), then you may have already come across Pat. He's the creator of the remarkably popular Smart Passive Income Podcast, which shares transparent insights into the world of onli
Joseph Rose is one interesting guy. Mindy and I wanted to chat him up about all things letterpress. And we did. But little did we know heading into our conversation that Joseph is also quite musically inclined, including singing and playing ba
Can a typeface bring a city together? Jeremy Dooley proved it can, with the highly successful Chatype Kickstarter campaign, which was chosen by the Kickstarter staff as one of the top campaigns of 2012. We talk with Jeremy about the process of
We are so thrilled to have Joanna Penn on the show! Joanna is both a successful fiction writer and an amazing blogger; her site, The Creative Penn, teaches writers the ins and outs of the entire writing process, from idea generation to getting
Few friends of mine are as creative, giving, and hilarious as my friend Sean Platt. Sean is an amazing fiction author with a number of active series in production, including two being published by Amazon's exclusive 47North division. Sean's im
NerdKicks, meet Marisa! Marisa is quite the darling. She is so lovely and bubbly. And her project, New Dress a Day, is a bright ray of sunshine. Marisa started her project almost four years ago and is still going strong today, making a beautifu
Jodi has an impressive worldview has been shaped from amazing experiences as a traveler, lawyer, writer, freelancer, foodie, author and more. Determined and charismatic. Energetic and witty. Thoughtful and informed. Jodi is a delightful firecra
From the creative mind of Jeff Smith comes Stella B and the Busted League, a comedy web series about comic book nerds. Stella Botticelli is a twenty-something comic book artist who publishes her own book about the courtship and dating of two s
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...(Liverpool, England)...two nerds set upon an epic quest to write, produce and share their own feature film. We chat with Alan Donohoe and Jamie Williamson, two nerds with a shared love of screenwritin
Brittany Partridge doesn't just talk about making a positive difference in the world. She does it. And she's been doing it since age 17. At 17, Brittany went on a mission trip to Romania where she met other girls her age. These girls, however,
What do you get when you mash up a passion for making, education and technology, then put it on wheels? SparkTruck! SparkTruck was born to revitalize hands-on learning for kids by introducing them to design challenges and empowering them with s
Everybody has a birthday, but not every family can afford to give their kid a birthday party. Megs Yunn is working to change that, bringing birthday celebrations to kids in homeless shelters and transitional housing within the city of Pittsburg
Today's guests are from Trade School! Part education, part art experience, Trade School brings people together to learn from each other, using barter as the means of payment. We have a fantastic conversation about the movement and its spread fr
What could be cooler than a real-life giant robot spider? For real. How about a giant robot spider that you can drive! That's precisely what Gui Cavalcanti and his team of 18 roboticists, engineers, designers, and fabricators are doing: buildin
We're thrilled to have Georgia Guthrie on the show to talk about The Hacktory, Philly's hackerspace dedicated to promoting the intersection of arts and technology. We had a great chat about benefits of supportive environments for nurturing arti
Kenneth Lim proves that there are many sides to being a nerd. For starters, Ken is a whiz marketing data analyst. (He loves data.) He's also connected into the European indie music scene. (He lives in Amsterdam. Yes, the Amsterdam.) Ever the in
Ever seen commercials of the Dos Equis' Most Interesting Man in the World? Tony Alexander reminds me of him. Tony's bio is a little hard to describe. Web entrepreneur. Travel aficionado. Technologist. Angel investor. Gamer. Nerd. Well, maybe th
Meet Benny Lewis, the Irish Polyglot! Benny is fluent in 11 languages--and here's the best part--he says you can be, too. Benny insists that he is not, indeed, a magical language genie, and that you don't have to spend hundreds (thousands) on a
Time for another Pittsburgh Special: hanging out in the Gartland family basement. This episode of the show is guest-less; it's just Matt and me taking a low-key saunter through the changes in our lives. It's also got updates on a couple of our
In last week's episode, Kim and Jason referenced the impact their mastermind group has had on their growth as business people. This week, we take a deeper look at mastermind groups by crashing Matt's weekly mastermind with Brandon Sutton and Jo
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