Two Nerds And A Guy From Long Island



Two Nerds and a Guy From Long Island is a bi-weekly comedy podcast that was borne from the attempts of Ricky and Dirk, two life-long proto-nerd friends, to desperately explain the geekier sides of life to their native Long Island pal, Dave.The results are, well, a mixed bag.Can Ricky and Dirk explain the phonetic intricacies of Elvish? Why Arrakis is the only place in the galaxy you can get melange? The difference between a Moogle and an Esper? And whether or not Han shot first? And does Dave even care? Find out with us!


  • 11 - The Silmarillion

    13/06/2017 Duração: 01h16min

    Ricky and Dirk employ the help of their pal, Steve, to attempt the seemingly impossible task of explaining J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy mythological-history of Middle Earth in The Silmarillion.  Steve establishes his unshakable Dwarf fandom.  Dirk tells Dave a bedtime story about revenge and bloodlust.  Ricky is faced with his own mortality.  Dave discovers that he has a lot in common with the lord of all Evil.

  • 10 - Old Man's War

    26/05/2017 Duração: 01h02min

    Ricky and Dirk pull a sci-fi hat trick by forcing a sleepy Dave listen to them geek out about John Scalzi's Starship-Troopers-adjacent novel, Old Man's War. Ricky sings a Gregorian battle hymn. Dirk gives us all a lesson on the properties of time-space. Dave. Has. His. Mind. BLOWN. (And loves it.)

  • 09 - Starcraft

    12/05/2017 Duração: 52min

    Ricky and Dirk try to paint a word picture for Dave of one of their favorite real-time strategy games of all time, Starcraft. Ricky admits some things about Jim Raynor that he probably wishes he could take back. Dirk goes online. Dave has some ground-breaking ideas concerning Zerg family trees, and also enjoys a delicious Marino's Cherry Italian Ice. BONUS: Listen for a special word from our first sponsor, 'Water Up Dawg', during the break!

  • 08 - Akira

    28/04/2017 Duração: 57min

    Ricky and Dirk try to explain the widely influential cult classic cyberpunk, sci-fi anime film Akira, to Dave. Ricky describes his dream jacket. Dirk screams the lead characters names over and over for an hour. Dave reveals he would like to be the leader of a very warm-hearted biker gang. Everyone struggles comically trying to pronounce Japanese words.

  • 07 - How to be a man (Rambo: First Blood)

    14/04/2017 Duração: 52min

    Friend of the podcast, Steve, joins us as Dave takes over and tries to explain to Dirk and Ricky how to be a man. He uses the appropriate film, Rambo: First Blood, as a medium to get across such points as: Which directions should stabbing flow in? How much oil should you use when showing off ripped pecs? And how do you cook ravioli THE RIGHT WAY? This was probably a huge mistake.

  • 06 - The Dark Tower (Part 1)

    31/03/2017 Duração: 01h02min

    Ricky and Dirk do their best to start explaining Stephen King's sprawling western-fantasy-scifi-horror-adventure series, The Dark Tower, to Dave. He admits that it's the first story he could possibly get into (if he could read). Dirk manages to talk about The Wheel of Time. Ricky mindlessly brings back the controversial game, 'Dave Talks'. Dave gets REALLY DEEP about THE WORLD.

  • 05 - Battlestar Galactica

    17/03/2017 Duração: 01h30s

    Ricky and Dirk try to explain the ambitious science fiction space opera of Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009) to Dave. Full disclosure - we basically spoil the ENTIRETY of the show's plot in this episode. So, uh, spoiler alert. Ricky shits all over the charming robot film 'Chappie'. Dirk rips open some glaring plot holes. Dave questions his own sexuality.

  • 04 - The Wheel of Time (Part I)

    03/03/2017 Duração: 59min

    Ricky and Dirk quickly realize they've made a huge mistake in trying to describe Robert Jordan's sprawling high fantasy epic novel series, The Wheel of Time, to Dave. The boys reveal the origin story for this topic as well as the podcast. Dirk plays coy about his feelings for his favourite character and their clothing choices. Ricky investigates Robert Jordan's murky past. Dave tells us the first thing he would say to a dog if he could speak to them. It's not exactly mind-blowing.

  • 03 - Final Fantasy

    17/02/2017 Duração: 55min

    Ricky and Dirk try to explain the globally popular Role-playing game franchise, Final Fantasy, to Dave. Ricky repeatedly mistakenly refers to the episode as "episode two". Dirk sings some jingles for our segments. Dave describes his very own 'Final Fantasy'. It's easily the most haunting thing Ricky and Dirk have had to sit through so far.

  • 02 - Hearthstone

    03/02/2017 Duração: 57min

    Ricky and Dirk try to explain Blizzard's wildly successful on-line card game, Hearthstone, to Dave. We have a special guest on to help us explain the game. We then burn all ties to the guest very quickly. Bad idea? Hard to say. Dave mentions an arcade game he loved. Dirk reveals that he is, "For the wild!" Ricky edited out a LOT of conversations from this episode. Enjoy ... ?

  • 01 - Ready Player One

    20/01/2017 Duração: 50min

    Ricky and Dirk talk to Dave about MMORPG's and Ernest Cline's book, Ready Player One. Dave dreams up his very own virtual world. It involves water slides and hot dogs. Yes, I wrote that right. Unfortunately. Ricky admits to being MMORPG famous. Dirk explains PvP. The boys talk WAY too much about hot dogs.

  • 00 - Dune

    06/01/2017 Duração: 49min

    The boys first crack at making a podcast! Ricky and Dirk try to explain the science-fiction epic, Dune, to Dave. Dave asks a lot of questions about curry. Dirk wants to try chicken tikka melange. Ricky makes a Kevin Bacon reference.