NW NERD

the stories that make us nerds

NW Nerd is a podcast with feature stories on geeky interests, as well as talk on current and past issues within fandom and pop culture. 

Episode 27 - Northwest Nerdlesque

Vancouver BC's Geekenders perform Star Wars burlesque. (Courtesy of the Geekenders)

Vancouver BC's Geekenders perform Star Wars burlesque. (Courtesy of the Geekenders)

It's a mature form of theatre that is experiencing a revival and immense popularity in the northwest -- nerdlesque: burlesque for nerds. Shows like "The Burl-X-Files" to "Star Wars: A Nude Hope" are selling out minutes from when tickets go on sale. What is behind this trend? And is there more to it than the Hollywood-style striptease the genre has been known for? Nerdlesque performers -- Jo Jo Stiletto and Kitty Glitter -- provide some answers.   

3:45 -- Gal Gadot takes a stand
10:50 -- DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza ousted
19:30 -- Navigating complicit media
26:30 -- Brian Michael Bendis moves to DC Comics
31:20 -- Amazon eyes Lord of the Rings deal
35:00 -- Quiz: Tolkien or Martin?
52:00 -- Feature: Nerdlesque
1:08:30 -- Interview: Daniel Way