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Two of the hosts recently sat down for an interview with Nerdosphere United. We were asked some great questions about the show and some interesting personal/nerdy questions as well. Here is an excerpt:

What made you want to start The Best Damn Nerd Show?

Jon: The show is really just an extension of the conversations we have any time we get together. We started it as a reaction to what was happening on campus radio at the time. Every talk show was about sports or politics; we thought it would be funny to go on air for an hour a week with some alternative topics. We started out just wanting to talk nerdy and make each other laugh. It’s been nearly two years now and we feel very lucky to have listeners that share our sense of humor and are interested in the things we talk about.

JK: I remember the lightning bolt moment for me was seeing Jon reading Harry Potter on campus, and I was busting his balls about it and announcing that I was going to go home and play a board game about zombies. All this in front of a bunch of girls, mind you. So I realized that it would be fun to do a show about how nerdy we were, and a show that was the opposite of trying to be “cool,” whatever that means. Most people have a nerdy side to them that’s dying to come out, and I hope that The Best Damn Nerd Show has helped some people let it out a bit more.

What are your hopes for the show?

JK: Well, so far it has gone better than I ever anticipated when we started doing it. All the support from the fans has just made us want to keep it going, however we can. It’s been a hell of a ride. I would love for us to continue growing our fan base; maybe someday we could end up on a TV network like G4, or on a satellite outlet like Sirius radio, and really make the Nerdosphere a force to be reckoned with.

Jon: Like James said, it’s been a hell of a ride. We’ve been at it for nearly two years now and we’ve learned a lot of things along the way. I think we all have high hopes for the show and it’s hard to say where exactly it will end up. It’s everyone’s goal to continue to do the show as long as we can and always be able to give it away for free. Ideally, we’d like to have the resources to work on the show full time and provide a lot more content throughout the week. In the short term, we’re always striving to improve our content and show quality, and expand our fan base.

Check out the full interview for more!