The Blurred Degree: Two episode double-banger

Comedy nerdfest, panel-show podcast, The Nerd Degree, recently turned three. Every parent will tell you that three is a difficult age. Bad choices are common as are crazed dance moves, terrible pronunciation, and bright colours are par for the course. Fitting then that the 3rd birthday of The Nerd Degree, (aka A Very Special Drunken…

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Gothic gals

I was thrilled to be asked to take part recently in a WORD Christchurch session as part of their Shifting Points of View “mini-festival”. Actress Rebecca Vaughan (who was mesmerizing in her show Jane Eyre: An autobiography), YA author Karen Healey, WORD Christchurch Director and novelist Rachael King, and little old me getting together onstage…

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The Nerd Degree: Friends

I had a kind of grunty cold at the time we were recording this and made goddamn heroic efforts not to cough into the mic during this episode and where’s my medal? But heroic efforts aside, yes, my Friends fan-fiction basically grew out of a desire for someone to clean my house… for free. What…

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The Nerd Degree: Cake

Cake. It’s safe to say, I’m a fan. And when it comes to the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cakes book, I take that shit seriously. So when I say if I were a cake I’d be the swimming pool cake, even though it’s clearly for comedy purposes… I’m also deadly serious. Any cake that…

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The Nerd Degree: Lies

If ever there was an episode during which you had carte blanche to make stuff up, this would be it. In the introduction we had to state a lie that we had told and even though I shouldn’t be, I am somewhat proud of the outrageous lie that I told my 3 year old. BAD…

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The Nerd Degree: Fairy tales

Fun fact. I was not supposed to be in this Nerd Degree episode about fairy tales. I was supposed to be sitting in the audience, sipping my beer having a nice relaxing time but then they needed a score-keeper and no one else was available so I did it.

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The Nerd Degree: Brains ajar

This episode was about brains but that does not in any way make it cerebral. I somehow have managed to yet again mention what used to euphemistically be known as “marital aids”. How does this keep happening to me? I’m starting to think it’s not a coincidence.

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