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A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

Jan 28, 2020

For episode eleven of The Palmer Files guest Jordan Steinhoff, co-host of the All Us Geeks Podcast, joins Agent Palmer to discuss geek versus nerd, the importance of the local store, nerd culture, geek community, and then Jordan tries to open me up to new games. 

Are nerds and geeks mainstream? Are you a geek or a nerd? How have things changed? What’s the difference between the US and Canada within the geek/nerd culture? 

Throughout the conversation, we cover:

  • Geek or Nerd?
  • Mainstream Acceptance
  • Communities
    • Open
    • Closed
    • Cliques
  • The Local Game/Comic Store (LCS/LGS)
  • Magic: The Gathering
    • Old School
    • Mana Burn
  • The More Things Change
  • Keeping an Open Mind/Table
  • Bias
    • Gender Bias
    • OG Bias
  • Change is hard
  • Fandom Ownership
  • LAN Parties
  • Gaming
  • Learning Averse
  • Us vs. Them (Geek/Nerd vs. Everyone else)
  • Addiction and Passion
  • Canada vs. Us (for Nerds and Geeks)
  • Game Suggestions

Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode

Old School Magic: The Gathering Series form 

Old School Magic: Alliances the Expansion that Changed the Game and Had it All

Old School Magic the Gathering: Fallen Empires and the Rise of the Tribes

Diablo: Play it again and again and again, It’s still Highly Addictive after all these years

Quake: It was great then, it is still great now!

Digging into the Battle Tested PC Gaming Classic of Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

Jack Vasel Memorial Fund

The Palmer Files Episode 9: Adaptation and Interpretation with Jason Zapata.






You can also hear more Palmer in the meantime on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier and as mentioned on this show as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette.

Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions.

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