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Holden McNeely and Jake Young are your guides on a psychotropic journey into the secret origins of nerd culture. Fill your ears with education each week as the hosts tackle subjects from the worlds of comic books, video games, anime and film. Untold stories, bizarre facts and crazed deconstructions will fly at you at dangerous speeds, do not listen if you are pregnant or nursing. Make no mistake, this IS the sweatiest podcast in human history.
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Where's Wizbru?

Where's Wizbru?

2020-02-1400:01:01

Hey there! If you're wondering where the heck your favorite nerd history show is, Wizard and the Bruiser is over on the free Spotify app!   Search for Wizard and the Bruiser on Spotify to listen for free   Theme for Harold, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
Hey there! We're Wizard and the Bruiser, the internet's sweatiest nerd history podcast. Join us as we deep dive into the history behind our favorite movies, games, tv shows and more!   Listen to Wizard and the Bruiser free, only on Spotify   Theme for Harold, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

2020-02-1001:16:043

This week we cover Bryan Lee O'Malley's groundbreaking comic series and the movie adaptation by Edgar Wright.   This is the last episode before we go Spotify exclusive! Listen to Wizard and the Bruiser free on Spotify to get episodes as soon as they come out   Support us on Patreon to get access to discords, weekly bonus content, and more!   Local Forecast - Elevator, Acid Jazz, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
We explore the life and works of South Korean film director Bong Joon-ho.   Listen to Wizard and the Bruiser free on Spotify   Need even more Wizzin and Bruisin?  Support us on Patreon to get access to discords, weekly bonus content, and more!  
Futurama Pt. II

Futurama Pt. II

2020-01-2701:00:485

Good news everyone! We're back with the second part of our series on Futurama.    Listen to Wizard and the Bruiser free on Spotify   Patreon supporters get weekly bonus content and lots of other goodies? Shut up and take my money!   3989-Local-Forecast, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
Futurama Pt. I

Futurama Pt. I

2020-01-2001:03:066

We voyage to the world of tomorrow to kick off our two-parter on the making-of "Futurama"    Listen to this episode free on Spotify!   Good news everyone! You can help the show while also getting weekly bonus content by supporting us on Patreon!   3989-Local-Forecast, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0    
The Witcher

The Witcher

2020-01-1301:07:448

We explore the history of "The Witcher", from the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, to the video games, to the Netflix adaptation.    Toss a coin to your podcasters over on our Patreon page and get rewarded with weekly bonus episodes and other goodies! 
We're on the road this week, so please enjoy this unlocked Patreon bonus episode! We talk all about the world of online dating and how even nerds need love and fuck.   Dig the bonus episode? Unlock our full archives and get weekly bonus content by supporting us on Patreon!    Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Come see Wizard and the Bruiser with Page 7 LIVE this weekend. Get your tickets here!   Local Forecast-Elevator, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Gremlins

Gremlins

2020-01-0201:10:585

We close out the holidays by exploring the making of our favorite Christmas movie, Gremlins.   Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Come see Wizard and the Bruiser with Page 7 LIVE this January. Get your tickets here!   Can't get enough Wizbru? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes and more goodies!     
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

2019-12-1901:27:055

We explore the making of arguably the most beloved video game of all time, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.    Check out Hawthorne at http://hawthorne.co and use promo code WIZARD to 10% off your first purchase.   Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Come see Wizard and the Bruiser with Page 7 LIVE this January. Get your tickets here!   Can't get enough Wizbru? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes and more goodies!    ProtoFunk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0  
The Maxx

The Maxx

2019-12-1201:14:091

Holden and Jake take a journey to the outback to explore the history behind Sam Kieth's comic book series "The Maxx" Just go to http://getquip.com/wizard to save on gift sets and to get your first refill FREE with a refill plan.   Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Come see Wizard and the Bruiser with Page 7 LIVE this January. Get your tickets here!   Want us to cover your favorite fandom? Visit our Patreon to learn more!    4427-Stringed-Disco, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0  
Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena: Warrior Princess

2019-12-0501:00:517

In a time of ancient Gods, warlords, and kings, two nerds explore the making of "Xena: Warrior Princess"   Go to http://keeps.com/wizard to receive your first month of treatment for free.   Come see Jake and Holden's asexual tension LIVE! Los Angeles! Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Get your tickets here!   Thanks to Karl Smith for supporting this episode! Be sure to check out his podcast Game Train.   Want us to cover your favorite fandom? Visit our Patreon to learn more!    3422-Bass-Vibes, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
We've been wrestled away from the studio to spend time with our families, but we couldn't help but to give you a little Wizbru. Please enjoy this bonus episode from our Patreon on the earliest days of the internet.    Did we convince you? Come on over to the Patreon, it's fun and you help out the show!    Los Angeles! Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! You don't want to miss our winter tour with Page 7. Get your tickets here!
My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance

2019-11-2101:21:055

Jake and Holden are joined by Alex Ptak (Pod Damn America, Ballin' Out Super) and they dive into the history of MCR.   Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to http://getquip.com/wizard right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE.   Los Angeles! Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! You don't want to miss our winter tour with Page 7. Get your tickets here!   Thanks to Jake and Hillary for making this episode possible! Give the gift of WizBru, find out how to support an episode over on our Patreon page!   Your Call, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
Firefly

Firefly

2019-11-1401:13:218

Holden and Jake are joined by Jared Warner to explore the making of the cult classic tv show "Firefly"   Check out Hawthorne at http://hawthorne.co and use promo code WIZARD to 10% off your first purchase.   Los Angeles! Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! We're coming to edutain your asses. Get your tickets here!    This episode was brought to you by Ryan Taylor! Check out his podcast network Jedi Dropouts Productions.    Do you want us to cover your favorite fandom? Learn more on our Patreon page!     4391 Son of a Rocket, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
Space Jam

Space Jam

2019-11-0701:10:446

Well, you guys asked, and we're gonna deliver. We explore the truly weird making of 1996's "Space Jam"    Los Angeles! Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Come see our sweaty bodies in person on our winter tour with Page 7.  Get your tickets here!    Come on and slam* and welcome to the jam**   *support the show **weekly bonus content.   Our Patreon supporters help us make the show, join today! 
Junji Ito

Junji Ito

2019-10-3101:06:288

We conclude SpoOoOky October by exploring the terrifying work of horror manga artist Junji Ito.    Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code Wizard.     Sure, October has been pretty spooky, but nothing compares to the horror of our student loans! Support us on Patreon and get bonus weekly episodes, discord chats and more!       Moonlight Hall, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0  
EC Comics

EC Comics

2019-10-2401:11:034

We explore the history of EC Comics: their rise in the 40s & 50s with titles such as "Tales From the Crypt", their battle with the Comics Code Authority and their enduring legacy.    Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to http://getquip.com/wizard right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE.     This episode was brought to you by one of our Patrons! Support us on Patreon and get bonus weekly episodes, discord chats and more!         Honey-Bee, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0  
Didn't get enough Silent Hill knowledge? Yeah, we thought so. Jake sat down with friend of the show Matt McMuscles to dive even deeper into the Silent Hill franchise.      Love bonus content? We've got weekly Patreon exclusive episodes, secret discord chats and more for our Patrons! 
Silent Hill

Silent Hill

2019-10-1701:12:456

This week we unpack the history behind the iconic horror video game franchise "Silent Hill"     Go to http://keeps.com/wizard to receive your first month of treatment for free.   Need even more spooky scary Wizbru? Our Patreon supporters get bonus episodes, discord chats and more!        Fuzzball Parade, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0    
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Comments (95)

John Mc

welp. it was nice knowing ya.

Feb 15th
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Isak The Baron

It's creepy how similar this dude's early art career is to mine. My first book was a pop-up as well, and I also had a best friend who I made comic books with. Maybe I should have kept at it? Shit.

Feb 10th
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Casey Coleslaw

Gotenks 2024!

Feb 2nd
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Bryant Walton

red dead episode plzzzz

Jan 29th
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Casey Coleslaw

"No warsh bucket, it wouldn't be right."

Jan 28th
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Isak The Baron

Only a Poor OLD Man.

Jan 21st
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Casey Coleslaw

Thank you WizBrew for ruining my search history looking up what a "Romeo and Juliet law" is. My NSA agent is so disappointed in me.

Jan 20th
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Spaghetti13

For a guy that supposedly played the game Holden can't say Geralt right

Jan 16th
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Casey Coleslaw

I love this show, but hearing them mispronounce everything kills me haha

Jan 5th
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Isak The Baron

Acrophobia was the shiiiit! There was also a pictionary style one my mom was an admin on. And another (my personal favorite) where you captioned random photos.

Dec 29th
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Mitch Rogers

Actually, Kelley Jones did the covers for Batman: Knightfall, not Sam Kieth.

Dec 13th
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Dakka Dave

The most beautiful animation I've ever seen is the main character pulling a cigarette out of a pack in the movie. such a small thing, but sticks with me. Holy shit

Dec 7th
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Isak The Baron

Can't believe Holden said "the Yin to my Yang, Jake Young" and not "...the Young to my Yang"

Nov 21st
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Isak The Baron

Sorry boys the best console pack-in was the Nintendo 64 Pokemon Stadium edition count it

Nov 15th
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Isak The Baron

I think Watchdog Man is my current favorite. I want more info on him.

Nov 11th
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Isak The Baron

I waited the whole episode for them to mention Jeff Goldblum's laugh, I'm a little bummed they didn't play a clip of the remix though. Look it up!

Nov 7th
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Isak The Baron

What's the difference between this and that last episode? I was really hoping it was a part 2

Nov 6th
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Isak The Baron

Every time Jake talks first I'm like "Oh damn, they got TJ Miller in here as a guest!"

Nov 5th
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Isak The Baron

I feel like "14 year-old butthole" didn't need to be said...

Nov 4th
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Isak The Baron

That recorder thing is a flute and it's from Rock The House! One of my favorite songs.

Nov 4th
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