Relatable Nerds


Episode 52 - Till Death Do Us Part

While the nerd news may be light this week, our weekly recaps of the television series we've been following have not.

The much anticipated wedding of Rhaenyra and Laenor took place in this week's episode of House of the Dragon and if we've learned anything from Game of Thrones, it's that - weddings never end well. There's always drama, someone is always acting way too sinister than they should be and you honestly don't know which character you should be paying attention to the most. We dive right into an extensive *spoiler* analysis of what went down in Westeros this past week.

We're only a few episodes out from the finale of She-Hulk and praying for a name change (spoiler alert: its not going to happen) Jennifer Walters honestly deserves a name that she sees fit. I mean, even Shrek's wife got her own name: Fiona. She wasn't just called, "She-Shrek." How rude.

Next week we'll be full send with our deep dive into what will probably be one of our favorite shows of all time - Andor. Diego Luna is back baby. Latinos al frent! Vámos! 


Episode 51 - Dragons, Darlings and Diego Luna

Pour yourself a tall glass of wine, perhaps a full mason jar of water or just have a bottle of whiskey ready because it's going to be a news packed episode, with some jaw dropping headlines and the arrival of many Marvel confirmed rumors/upcoming storylines of our favorite villains and superheroes.

If you've been listening to Relatable for the past almost two years now however, you probably already know a lot of these now confirmed rumors were already predicted by yours truly a long time ago. #dunbeenknowin

So, you're welcome and hello to everyone at Disney studios. We know you're keeping tabs on us, especially now because of how much you're incorporating Wong in She-Hulk and creating a character who was directly inspired by us (Madison). 

We're about to enter Star Wars season, as the arrival of Andor is in just a week and Tales of the Jedi soon after that. Early 2023, we're getting season 3 of our favorite daddy (Mando...duh) and Ahsoka! *heavy breathing* Our bodies are ready to hibernate and marathon the prequels in preparation. 

House of the Dragon continues to be the most epic show on television. We deep dive into all of the drama that's going down, and how hot Daemon looks with that new haircut. Can the grand maester get this guy a potion though? He can't seem to finish things, if you know what we mean..



*Bonus Episode* - An Interview with Kayden Phoenix

This past month, Kyra got to sit down with legendary creator, creative, artist, director, producer (and the list goes on because she is literally a superhero) - Kayden Phoenix! 

Kayden is the creator of the first Latina superhero team in comic book history, "A La Brava," which showcases a team of fierce women, who all tell a story of fighting against female injustices. 

Kayden is also the founder of Chicana Directors Initiative, a non profit for Latina directors in the film industry, which aims to immerse members into sustainable careers in the entertainment industry with fair representation and equal pay.

We told you she's a superhero and we're not wrong

Kayden is a third generation Chicana from East L.A., who puts her direct childhood influences of her mother and grandmother into her art. Whether it's the native dance of folkrico or the influence of Jalisco in her life, you can see the love she has for her native roots in every aspect of her life.

We are huge fans of everything Kayden does and are so grateful we got to chat with her about her art! 


Episode 49 - Please Worry Darling

The nerd tea is piping hot this week and our jaws were to the floor trying to keep up with everything that's been going on. 

Whether its Shia Labeauf trying to live in his redemption era and exposing Olivia Wilde, to Abomination escaping from prison, to Rhaenyra being a badass and solving all the problems by arriving fashionably late via dragon - we had a busy week trying to stop on top of it all. 

We also got to watch a sneak peak of Andor, the upcoming Star Wars show that will release September 21st with three episodes! 

Brace yourself for an episode full of upcoming nerd news you will not want to miss! Thanks for tuning in.



Episode 48 - She Hulk v. Captain America’s Virginity

Meanwhile in Chicago...

The temperature has dropped ten degrees, we've started to dust off our hoodies from the back of our closets, and the sun seems to be setting earlier, at a rapid rate, as the days go on. Folks, we are wrapping up what is arguably the best season Chicago has to offer - fare thee well summer. You were pretty fun this time around. Dare we say this felt like an almost normal summer, since before Covid times? 

However, we are entering what is arguably another great season Chicago gives us - fall! Spooky season is just around the corner, as well as SO MANY tv shows we can't wait to dive right into and nerd out about.

Just this past week, we got to watch the premiere episode of the much anticipated, She-Hulk (which did not disappoint). We also got to return to Westeros with House of the Dragon - and let me tell ya, we are very very very excited and thrilled to be back amongst the dragons and our favorite problematic family of blondes. Oh, those Targaryens; we do a full deep dive into episode 1 and where we think this inaugural season will take us. As of right now, House of the Dragon has officially been renewed for a second season, which just gives us mega nerds even more reason to nerd out for what we could potentially see in years to come. 

We'll be recording weekly now leading into the winter! Andor is up next y'all. Its about to get good...


Episode 47 - Everything, Everywhere, All At…San Diego Comic Con 2022

This past weekend San Diego Comic Con took over everyone's social media and decided to nearly put us in cardiac arrest over all of the incredibly exciting Marvel news (and there were others obviously - but the MCU definitely came prepared)

Unfortunately your favorite podcasters were not able to attend (us...duh) BUT despite our extreme fomo and depression over not being there to cry live to the Wakanda Forever trailer with everyone at that panel - we still decided to dedicate an entire episode to what went down at the biggest comic convention all year.

Is Daredevil returning to the MCU sooner than we think? We have a new She-Hulk trailer that looks like a blast, a Fantastic Four official release date, as well as BLADE, SECRET WARS, AND SO MANY MORE.

The limit does not exist for nerd news, however our lives are getting pretty worn thin at this point. We only thought we had to make it to May of this year for Obi Wan but the odds are against us now.

Thanks for listening. 



This past weekend, we were lucky enough to record Episode 46 live at one of our favorite comic cons - Fan Expo!

Chicago, you did not disappoint us and we are SO grateful for everyone who came to our show, chatted with us after and have supported this podcast since the beginning. We couldn't do it without you!

We created a new segment for Thor Love and Thunder this episode, where we took our favorite reviews from multiple publications - and then reviewed their review! Thor has daddy issues and big golden retriever energy, while Gorr the God Butcher is Voldemort reincarnated! 

The nerd news was heavy this week too. We have a sequel coming to Game of Thrones, that will dive into our favorite bastard's life on the wall (poor guy) and we have more exciting news about Andor! 


Episode 45 - Poor Little Younglings

A moment of silence for all nerds the past two weeks -

(because of the onslaught of nerd news, shows, movies and everything in between)

Its a lot to balance to say the least. And if you're like us, you need at least 3 business days to process each week's Obi Wan episode. Our lives will never be the same after Episode 5 of the series, so naturally we deep dive into what is one of the greatest episodes of Star Wars media ever. Fight us.

Ms. Marvel also debuted on Disney+ last week and we're ready to see what the MCU keeps developing with the next wave of young avengers. Its a breath of fresh air, times are changing, summer is here - and we're still immensely grateful you're with us too.

Thanks for listening! 


Episode 44 - Porg Champs

Reporting Live From The Gutter...

Kyra is back from Star Wars celebration! ... And Ilsa is still weird. 

In this episode Ilsa and Kyra talk NEVER BEFORE SEEN Star Wars CELEBRATION FOOTAGE including brand new trailers for The Bad Batch Season 2, Mandalorian Season 3, and the new prequel series, Andor.

 Of course, this wouldn't be a Star Wars episode if we didn't do our own recap of the first THREE episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi. 

Lots of sprinklings of Drake and Dune talk throughout!




Episode 43 - Goldfish Besties

Its officially hot nerd girl summer in Chicago and the sun is out after 42 days of darkness in Chicago (we're not kidding, look it up)

This past week we got to FINALLY see Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Sam Raimi did not disappoint! We break down his horror influence over the movie, how epic Wanda was AND how America Chavez has stole our hearts completely. Some of our predictions also ended up coming true. *heavy spoiler alert*

We break down the Moon Knight season finale as well, which was nothing short of emotional. What an epic show. We already miss Stephen and Marc...and even Jake kind of.

Thank you so much for your support and tuning in to our podcast. Don't forget to check out our Youtube channel for trailer and tv show reactions and breakdowns.

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