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The Once And Future Nerd - A Fantasy-Comedy Audio Drama

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When three high school students from modern-day Pennsylvania find themselves trapped in a world of wizards, elves, and feudal intrigue, they must learn to survive in their new surroundings, and undertake an epic quest to save the world from the encro...Show More
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Bridges, Pt. 3

26:05 | Nov 5th, 2017

With the Knights of the Wood hot on their trail, our newly reunited heroes must think quickly to make good their escape from Freehold. Meanwhile, Ardel Redmoor is finally forced to confront the responsibilities of the title he now claims. And a wound...Show More
#ASK THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD for Bk. 2 Ch. 5

1:06:02 | May 30th

Here's the audio from our #AskTOAFN livestream for Book 2, Chapter 5. It's been edited for clarity but you can still see the unedited (and severely technologically challenged) video stream on our YouTube channel. Links to topics discussed in this ...Show More
An Impregnable Missive, Pt. 4

22:42 | May 5th

Out west - far west, past rebuilt Freehold, past ruined Blackhold and ravaged Silberg, past even Jethro’s remote cabin and its terrible cellar, over the god-made walls of that primordial fortress you call the Black mountains, down the foothills where...Show More
An Impregnable Missive, Pt. 3

23:11 | Apr 21st

Nia asks her old friend for a confounding favor. The Pennsylvanians love it when a plan comes together. The script for this episode is available here. Our sponsor this week is Plus One Balms. Made from high quality all natural ingredients,...Show More
An Impregnable Missive, Pt. 2

26:55 | Apr 7th

Regan is short on friends willing to aid in her campaign. Nia seeks medical help from an old friend of hers. Ardel Redmoor is even shorter on friends than Regan. The script for this episode is available here. Our sponsor this week is Plus O...Show More
An Impregnable Missive, Pt. 1

32:11 | Mar 24th

Nia's parents receive some troubling information, and Ry'y lo-Th'yyt delivers some bad news herself to the Freehold garrison. Two mariners have a very unlucky day at sea. The Professor and Miss Bailey grieve, and have some...concerns. This episode...Show More
Help Us Reach Our New Goal

04:06 | Mar 3rd

We're trying to hit $500/episode by March 24th to make the show more sustainable for everyone involved. And we've added some cool new rewards to do it! Please help us spread the word, or consider pledging if you're able. Thank you as always for list...Show More
Chapter 5 Release Dates! (And Other Announcements)

02:08 | Jan 16th

First! The announcement you've all been waiting for! Release dates for our next chapter. THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD Book 2 - Myth Made Flesh Chapter 5 - "An Impregnable Missive" * Part 1 - March 24, 2019 * Part 2 - April 7, 2019 * Part 3 - Apri...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #21 - What We Do When We Tell Stories (with Amanda, Julia, and Eric of Multitude)

43:48 | Oct 21st, 2018

Today's bonus content is a conversation that Zach and Christian had with Amanda McLoughlin, Julia Schifini, and Eric Silver of Multitude fame. We talked about the role that storytelling plays in society and how that intersects with roleplaying and se...Show More
#ASK THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD for Bk. 2 Ch. 4

1:32:24 | Jul 1st, 2018

Here's the audio from our #AskTOAFN livestream for Book 2 Chapter 4. It's been lightly edited for length and clarity, but you can still watch the full video stream on YouTube. Some shout-outs and announcements: * Thanks to our Week 1 fundraiser o...Show More
I’ve Been Working On The Whale-Road, Pt. 4

27:55 | Jun 17th, 2018

In the heart-stopping conclusion of Chapter 4, Regan and Ren navigate some treacherous waters. (That's literal and metaphorical, you see.) Meanwhile, General Traft makes some new friends. And Ry'y lo-Th'yyt catches a lucky break. Will she finally do ...Show More
I’ve Been Working On The Whale-Road, Pt. 3

29:59 | Jun 3rd, 2018

The Party is in for yet another of their many culture shocks as they make their way aboard Ren's notorious Red Reaver (except for Regan of course). Billy questions his role in the group, and Arlene levels up the vital bardic skill "read the damn room...Show More
I’ve Been Working On The Whale-Road, Pt. 2

28:13 | May 20th, 2018

Regan negotiates with Ren to get her crew to Armstrungard. Jethro the Woodsman explains more of his unusual beliefs to General Traft. General Riverfell has his evening plans disrupted. The script for this episode can be downloaded here. Part 3 of...Show More
I’ve Been Working On The Whale-Road, Pt. 1

24:11 | May 6th, 2018

Welcome back, dear ones! In the premiere of Chapter 4, our party must reap what they have sown aboard the Otto Olafsson's merchant vessel. (Hint: It's pirates.) Meanwhile, the High Council of the White Forest has some questions for Ry'y lo-Th'yyt. ...Show More
2018 Scheduling Announcement

02:20 | Apr 8th, 2018

Some scheduling announcements for our upcoming episodes. Book 2 Chapter 4 premieres on May 6, 2018. We'll see you then!
#ASK THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD for Bk. 2 Ch. 3

1:29:59 | Dec 19th, 2017

Today's bonus content is the cleaned up audio from our last end-of-chapter livestream (along with the Chapter 3 blooper reel). You can watch the video of this conversation here. Podcast Shout-Out's this episode: * Greg: Til Death Do Us Blart, Wor...Show More
Bridges, Pt. 4

28:35 | Nov 19th, 2017

While Nia has a brief run-in with her past, Billy procures passage for the Party. But their new accommodations leave much to be desired for our heroes' purposes. Meanwhile, Traft's abductor reveals some explosive secrets about the recent past of Iord...Show More
Bridges, Pt. 2

26:36 | Oct 22nd, 2017

Strange and unnatural circumstances abound at Redmoor-occupied Castle Guernatal. The downtrodden General Traft finds shelter from a storm. But what manner of shelter is it? The prodigal Elf, and Knight, and Lady, and Handmaiden return to the side of ...Show More
Bridges, Pt. 1

25:13 | Oct 8th, 2017

An inebriated and ill-prepared Yllowyyn finds himself with two lives in his hands. No matter what he does, his decision is likely to echo loudly and far. The script for this episode can be downloaded here. We'd like to take this opportunity to th...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #18 - Zach Valenti on Listening to Audience Feedback

29:42 | Aug 20th, 2017

Today's bonus content is an interview with the one and only Zach Valenti, star and co-producer of Wolf 359 (among many other things), who took on a cameo role as Merril in our last few episodes. This conversation was originally broadcast in May as p...Show More
#ASK THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD for Bk. 2 Ch. 2

1:09:45 | Aug 7th, 2017

This episode is the audio from our latest #AskTOAFN, which we did as livestream. It's been cleaned up a little and lightly edited. And you can always watch the original, unedited and with the video right here. Thank you so much to everyone who wrote...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #16 - Tal M. Klein on Tropes and the Future

42:35 | Jul 30th, 2017

Today's bonus content is an interview with Tal M. Klein. His sci-fi novel THE PUNCH ESCROW - the film rights to which have already been purchased by Lionsgate -is available now, and he's touring indie book stores to promote it. If you'd like to be e...Show More
What Used To Be Enough, Pt. 5

23:22 | Jul 23rd, 2017

In the harrowing conclusion of Chapter 2, Gwen shares what she's learned with Brennen and Bryce. And Arlene has some very difficult questions to answer. The script for this episode can be downloaded here. As this is the end of this chapter, it's ...Show More
What Used To Be Enough, Pt. 4

28:28 | Jul 9th, 2017

Having had some time to cool off, some of our party takes steps towards reconciling. But Brennen is still struggling, and seeks the guidance of Bryce Riverfell, before the two are interrupted by an unexpected guest. Yllowyyn grins and bears his new t...Show More
What Used To Be Enough, Pt. 3

25:59 | Jun 25th, 2017

Having been all but kicked out of his parents' house, Yllowyyn finds several unlikely allies and adversaries in his familial conflicts. Meanwhile, the Kids consider how to make the best of the turmoil in their camp. But things seem especially gloomy ...Show More
What Used To Be Enough, Pt. 2

28:27 | Jun 11th, 2017

Billy, Nelson, and Nia attempt to parse Regan's revelations through the varied lenses of their unique lives. Meanwhile, Regan reacts very poorly to needing to be cared for. And Yllowyyn returns with what he's heard to the White Forest - and to his pa...Show More
What Used To Be Enough, Pt. 1

25:02 | May 28th, 2017

As the shockwaves of Regan's revelations ripple through the party, Yllowyyn feels less welcome than ever. Ry'y lo-Th'yyt discovers a loose thread in urgent need of snipping. And Brennen is given an ultimatum. The script for this episode can be downl...Show More
#ASK THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD for Bk. 2 Ch. 1

50:53 | May 7th, 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who wrote in for our first #AskTOAFN of Book 2! We answered as many questions as we could. If yours didn't get answered, we hope you'll try again next time. And let us know if you enjoy this episode and whether we shoul...Show More
A Cruel And Sullied World, Pt. 4

26:00 | Apr 23rd, 2017

It's the dramatic conclusion of Book 2, Chapter 1. At the Horse's Head Inn, Arlene and Gwen Anna and Gayle reluctantly make plans regarding their newfound ward. In an ice cave in the south seas, Renault the "nice" necromancer meets a legendary warrio...Show More
A Cruel And Sullied World, Pt. 3

19:26 | Apr 9th, 2017

As the Kids discuss Nia's advice and how to proceed with it, Yllowyyn discovers Brennen's ruse and confronts Nia. Things get a bit spooky back at Castle Guernatal. But all disagreements within the Party halt when Brennen returns with a badly injured ...Show More
A Cruel And Sullied World, Pt. 2

23:46 | Mar 26th, 2017

We return to the camp outside Freehold, shortly after Regan's clandestine departure. Jen and Nelson receive stark prospects for their futures from a newly candid Nia, who also speculates about important matters metaphysical and arcane. Brennen and Yl...Show More
BOOK 2 PREMIERE: A Cruel And Sullied World, Pt. 1

26:43 | Mar 12th, 2017

Dear Listeners, we are extremely pleased to present to you the first episode of Book 2, MYTH MADE FLESH. After the disturbing events that concluded our previous book, Regan finds herself in a literal tight spot and in possession of very sensitive in...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #14 - LEFT TRIGGER RIGHT TRIGGER Pilot

1:09:40 | Mar 6th, 2017

Today, we bring you yet another podcast pilot from within the TOAFN family. Greg Schulz (plays Yllowyyn) is one of the minds behind  LEFT TRIGGER RIGHT TRIGGER. It's a book club...for video games! We hope you enjoy it. If you do, make sure to subscr...Show More
Audio Announcement: Book 2 Release Date Announcement

02:31 | Feb 12th, 2017

We are extremely pleased to announce official release dates for our next episodes (!!!) THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD Book 2 - Myth Made Flesh Chapter 1 - "A Cruel And Sullied World" Part 1 - March 12 Part 2 - March 26 Part 3 - April 9 Part 4 - ...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #13 - TAKING INITIATIVE Pilot

57:16 | Jan 29th, 2017

Today's bonus content is the pilot episode of a new side project from our editor, Josh. It's a D&D podcast called Taking Initiative. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did, but any feedback is welcome. If this just isn't your cup of tea, don't worry...Show More
Audio Announcement: The Notice Blog Kickstarter

02:03 | Jan 22nd, 2017

Today we wanted to let you all know about Paul Notice (Nelson, Antonin, Smith) and his project The Notice Blog. The Notice Blog “creates work that engages, informs, and represents the world’s complexities through journalism & fictional narratives.” Y...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #12 - Stephanie Cooke on Live Audiodrama

47:59 | Jan 8th, 2017

For today's bonus content, Christian interviewed Stephanie Cooke of Rogue's Portal about her latest project, a live audio drama called THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HELL. The conversation touches on how Stephanie got into audio drama, the logistics of ...Show More
A Statement Regarding Recent Events

02:49 | Nov 20th, 2016

Dear Fans, We're sorry this didn't come out sooner. We wanted to get as many of our voices on tape as possible.  Full text of the statement is below: The Once And Future Nerd is an organization that stands for love and acceptance, and vehemently...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #11 - Justin Sloan on Writing for Games and Military Training

41:41 | Sep 5th, 2016

For this week's bonus content we sat down for a chat with Justin Sloan, a prodigious Fantasy writer who has worked on and published several original novels, written for video games including Telltale Game's Game of Thrones series, and adapted several...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #10 - How We Made The Singing Sister

14:31 | Jul 17th, 2016

Remember the song that Arlene sang to Gwen back in Chapter 6 and again in Chapter 9? We know at least some of you do, because you wrote in to tell us how much you loved it, and to ask whether it was available as a standalone track. Well...it is now!...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #9 - Book 1 Special Edition & Retrospective

38:31 | Jul 3rd, 2016

We're really excited to announce that the Special Edition of The Once And Future Nerd Book 1, is now available through Audiobooks on Tape. (They make these really cool USB flash drives that look like old cassette tapes!) The Special Edition includes...Show More
Audio Announcement: Update February 2016

05:30 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Hey guys! A lot of you have been writing in to say how much you miss the show and wondering when it's coming back - and it's really great to hear from you and to know we're missed! The short answer is: Book 2 is coming - just not yet. We took a brea...Show More
We’re Finalists in the 2015 AudioVerse Awards!

03:51 | Nov 1st, 2015

Thanks so much to everyone who voted in Round 1 of the 2015 AudioVerse Awards. Thanks to you, we are now FINALISTS in EVERY CATEGORY for which we were eligible. Best Original Composition in an Original, Short-Form Production - Tom Lee Best Audio Engi...Show More
Audio Announcement: 2015 AudioVerse Awards

04:57 | Oct 8th, 2015

We're so pleased to be nominated for the 2015 AudioVerse Awards amongst an extremely wide and formidable field of contenders. We're up for: * Best Original Composition in an Original, Short-Form Production * Best Audio Engineering for an Origina...Show More
BOOK 1 FINALE: The Evening Redness in the West, Pt. 4

26:30 | Sep 16th, 2015

CONTENT NOTE: The violence in this episode gets particularly graphic. Listen with care. The First Book of our Tale comes to its bloody close at the Battle of Freehold. Our deepest thanks go out to everyone who has tuned in along the way. We never...Show More
The Evening Redness in the West, Pt. 3

17:43 | Aug 16th, 2015

In this, the penultimate episode of Book 1, Julius Mooncrest mourns his nephew Antonin. But all is not what it seems with the young lord's apparent demise. Meanwhile, at the Horse's Head Inn, a terrible discovery threatens to cut short Gwen and Arlen...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #8 – Book 1 Roundtable

55:41 | Aug 14th, 2015

For today's bonus content, Christian (director, co-creator), Zach (co-writer, co-producer), Anya (Regan, Arlene, various female),  Ian (Narrator, various male), Dan (Ardel, Traft, various male), Paul (Nelson, Antonin) and Lily (Gwen, Ry'y, various fe...Show More
Voting is open for the Geekie Awards!

01:50 | Aug 11th, 2015

As we mentioned before, we are honored to nominees for Best Podcast in the 2015 Geekie Awards. Well, the Awards are now open to a PUBLIC VOTE to determine who gets to take home a statue. If you would like to vote, just go to http://vote2015.thegeeki...Show More
The Evening Redness in the West, Pt. 2

15:10 | Aug 2nd, 2015

As they wait for the rendezvous with Ry'y lo-Th'yyt (and hopefully the fulfillment of her promise of assisatnce), Nia and Regan consider the wages of their struggles so far. But far away, in the icy seas of the south, a spurned foe plots his next mov...Show More
The Evening Redness in the West, Pt. 1

19:17 | Jul 19th, 2015

In this, the premiere of Book 1's final chapter, Generals Riverfell and Traft make one last doomed attempt to reach terms before the Battle of Freehold begins in earnest. The fate of the Human Realms of Iorden hang in the balance. Fresh off their new...Show More
Darkness on the Edge of Town, Pt. 5

17:58 | Jun 21st, 2015

In this, the final episode of Chapter 9, Jen must confront a man from her past she was not expecting to see. Iorden's civil war arrives on Bryce Riverfell's doorstep whether he and his charges are prepared or not. And Arlene and Gwen change their cou...Show More
Darkness on the Edge of Town, Pt. 4

15:33 | Jun 7th, 2015

The conflict between Antonin Mooncrest and Ardel Redmoor comes to bloodshed. Who will survive? Meanwhile, Arlene struggles to adapt to a working woman's life; her inexperience threatens to leave her and Gwen without a roof over their heads. You wo...Show More
Darkness on the Edge of Town, Pt. 3

11:57 | May 24th, 2015

CONTENT NOTE: This episode depicts a physically and emotionally abusive domestic situation from the beginning until the 4:15 timestamp. Please use your discretion in listening. In Billy's vision, the young man must contend with his father's harmful ...Show More
Darkness on the Edge of Town, Pt. 2

14:23 | May 10th, 2015

As Bryce Riverfell's medics tend to our children in the infirmary at Freehold, the poison they ingested produces striking visions in their minds. In this episode, Nelson struggles with doubt over whether his life so far would make his parents proud. ...Show More
Darkness on the Edge of Town, Pt. 1

18:42 | Apr 26th, 2015

In the premiere of our ninth chapter, Billy and Jen push each other to acknowledge their true feelings about being in Iorden, but they are interrupted by the Templars of Discord, and quickly succumb to the same poison which incapacitated Nelson. Will...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #7 – Fan Q&A

59:49 | Apr 12th, 2015

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever Fan Q&A. That's @Anarchaelogist on Twitter, Rena and /u/screwbuharvard2 on Reddit, and Logan Waterman on Facebook. If you want to keep the conversation going, hit us up on Twitter (twitt...Show More
Evil Untold, Pt. 5

21:42 | Mar 29th, 2015

Nia and her companions are attacked by Renault D'Esprit, the "nice" necromancer. Will any escape the Cairn of Evil Untold with their lives? Or their souls? Will Renault ever shut his stupid face? (Probably not, on that last one.)  Meanwhile, at the H...Show More
Evil Untold, Pt. 4

20:05 | Mar 15th, 2015

Brennen, Yllowyyn, Nia, and Regan venture into the ancient burial mound known as the Cairn of Evil Untold to retrieve an artifact for the Knights of the Wood. It goes...about as well as you'd expect for a place that's called the Cairn of Evil Untold....Show More
Evil Untold, Pt. 3

18:26 | Mar 1st, 2015

Alone in the Horse's Head Inn, the Kids try to pry some information out of some out-of-place college students. But, as always, danger is just around the corner. Meanwhile, Antonin Mooncrest issues a public and irrevocable ultimatum to Ardel Redmoor. ...Show More
Evil Untold, Pt. 2

19:22 | Feb 15th, 2015

Convinced that Ardel Redmoor has harmed his new bride, Arlene, Antonin Mooncrest wants to retaliate against Ardel immediately; his Uncle Julius advises caution though. But Arlene and Gwen are, in fact, alive and well, and must answer to General Bryce...Show More
Evil Untold, Pt. 1

22:22 | Feb 1st, 2015

Welcome back to The Once And Future Nerd! In this week's episode - the premiere of Chapter 8 - Regan makes her fateful decision about what to tell the Th'ar lo-Hyyl, the Kids get to better know Yllowyyn's sister, Yllowyyn and his parents contend with...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #6 – Interview with Dan Dobranksy

33:14 | Jan 18th, 2015

For today's bonus content, Zach and Christian talk with Dan Dobransky (Ardel, Traft, others) about villains and their role in a story. You can check out more of Dan's work in the webseries CLAN on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/113923451), and see him do sk...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #5 – Interview with Greg Schulz

35:06 | Jan 4th, 2015

For today's bonus content, Zach and Christian talk to cast member Greg Schulz (Yllowyyn, others) about the story so far and his experiences being the newest cast member. Did you know that we now have an official TOAFN discussion board set up on Re...Show More
Happy TOAFN Holidays!

03:16 | Dec 24th, 2014

Update: The holiday bonus period is now closed. Check here for more info. From everyone at TOAFN, we'd like to wish you a happy holidays and beginning of 2015!  We've got two big announcements to share with you all for the holidays. FIRST, for a ...Show More
The Last Douchey Domicile, Pt. 4

20:05 | Dec 14th, 2014

CONTENT NOTE: This episode contains a retelling of sexual abuse, which may be disturbing to some listeners, between timestamps 8:17 - 9:18. Please use your judgment in listening. Faced with the harrowing decision of whether to officially declare her...Show More
The Last Douchey Domicile, Pt. 3

16:02 | Nov 23rd, 2014

Arlene Redmoor's wedding finally arrives in this episode! Arlene is wed to Antonin Mooncrest, and what follows is a party that will not soon be forgotten by any involved. Meanwhile, in the White Forest, our party is introduced to the last member of Y...Show More
AudioVerse Final Round Voting Is Open!

00:20 | Nov 21st, 2014

As we mentioned before, we are finalists in several categories of the AudioVerse Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted in the semifinal round, we hope you'll consider giving us your vote again. Head to http://audioverseawards.net/site if you'd like...Show More
Audio Announcement: 2014 AudioVerse Awards

00:43 | Nov 11th, 2014

Just a reminder for all you dear viewers that voting for the first round of the 2014 AudioVerse Awards closes on November 17! THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD is nominated in several categories so we hope you'll consider voting! http://www.audioverseawards....Show More
The Last Douchey Domicile, Pt. 2

21:00 | Nov 9th, 2014

CONTENT NOTE: The first scene of this episode depicts some graphic violence. Use your discretion in listening.   Brennen and Jen are treated by the best Elven doctors, whose behavior just seems to rub Billy the wrong way. Despite Billy's misgivings...Show More
The Last Douchey Domicile, Pt. 1

21:37 | Oct 26th, 2014

With Brennen and Jen in desperate need of medical attention, the party arrives at the White Forest - the sacred sanctuary of Iorden's Elves - in great haste. But the barriers to entry prove vexing even for Yllowyyn the Kalth'yr. Meanwhile, Gwen and A...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #4 – Anniversary Special 2014

45:06 | Oct 14th, 2014

September 21st marked one year since we began releasing episodes! So we sat down with most of our current cast to talk about where we've been and where we're going. Special thanks to Silver A./AG Audio for helping us out with the audio work on thi...Show More
The Singing Sister, Pt. 4

23:49 | Sep 28th, 2014

CONTENT NOTE: This episode portrays the aftermath of bodily mutilation from timestamp 16:18 - 17:40,  and again from 21:25 - 21:45. Please use your own discretion in listening to these scenes. In the moving conclusion to Chapter 6, Brennen fights ag...Show More
SERIES PREMIERE SPECIAL: The Prince of Iorden (Full Chapter)

1:53:42 | Sep 18th, 2014

As of today, we have accumulated 10,000 total downloads. To celebrate this milestone, and to thank all of you dear viewers for your support and listenership, we're re-releasing the entirety of Chapter 1, "The Prince of Iorden," but this time as a si...Show More
The Singing Sister, Pt. 3

20:16 | Sep 14th, 2014

CONTENT NOTE: This episode contains a portrayal of a rape survivor being forced to confront her attacker from time-stamp 1:00-6:35, as well a portrayal of bodily mutilation from time-stamp 18:33-18:50. Please use your own discretion in listening to t...Show More
The Singing Sister, Pt. 2

16:38 | Aug 31st, 2014

On the road to the White Forest, Sir Brennen tells stories to keep himself awake and the party entertained. We learn of his childhood, the first time he had met King Gunther Guernatal (then only a prince)--and the first time he had killed a man. T...Show More
The Singing Sister, Pt. 1

18:24 | Aug 17th, 2014

Welcome back to TOAFN!  We are proud to present the first installment of Chapter 6, The Singing Sister. The party sets off from Armstrungard. Their destination is The White Forest, home of the elves. After some minor shenanigans passing through the c...Show More
The Worthiest Knight, Pt. 4

20:52 | Jul 20th, 2014

In the thrilling conclusion to Chapter 5, the brutal Sir Frieshelm catches up with our party. A shame, really, as Jen was nearly ready to process her recent acts of violence, and Nia was on the verge of a breakthrough with her dreams. Will Brennen an...Show More
The Worthiest Knight, Pt. 3

16:09 | Jul 6th, 2014

In this installment, Brennen and Regan continue to seek out the remainder of the party. Meanwhile, we learn more of what actually has transpired with Billy, Jen, Nelson, and Nia in the inn outside of the city. In case you missed it, our good frien...Show More
The Worthiest Knight, Pt. 2

20:51 | Jun 22nd, 2014

Brennen and Regan track the children's path through Armstrungard. Mishap to mishap, they postulate on what had happened as they follow the trail...and occasionally even guess at something resembling the truth of things. Our plot thickens!  If you ...Show More
The Worthiest Knight, Pt. 1

15:22 | Jun 8th, 2014

Welcome back to The Once And Future Nerd! In this episode, Queen Regan and Brennen return to Armstrungard to rendezvous with Yllowyyn and the children. Upon reaching the city, they find that all is not well. Meanwhile, the handmaiden Gwendolyn is "in...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #2 – Interview with Ian Harkins

09:28 | May 25th, 2014

This week's bonus content is written by Ian Harkins. For today's bonus content, we are pleased to present an exclusive interview with wood sprite Ian Harkins, narrator of The Once and Future Nerd. In it, director Christian Madera learns many interes...Show More
Monsters, Pt. 5

15:42 | May 11th, 2014

The unbelievable conclusion to Chapter 4! Brennen and Regan make their escape from the dungeons of Castle Guernatal. Once free, they discuss the consequences of their escape, and the Monsters of the world.  On her own, Jen also contemplates the Monst...Show More
Monsters, Pt. 4

19:22 | Apr 27th, 2014

In this action-packed installment, Regan and Brennen return to Castle Guernatal, only to discover the harsh reality of the Redmoor coup.  Brennen confronts Ardel Redmoor, before being reunited with his King. Meanwhile, Arlene and Gwen also discuss th...Show More
Monsters, Pt. 3

14:15 | Apr 13th, 2014

Our story now turns to General Traft, the half-Orc commander of the rebel army. Traft attempts to gain a tactical advantage by recruiting an unlikely ally to his cause. In the process, Traft discusses the nature of stories, and philosophizes on the j...Show More
Please Consider Supporting us via Patreon!

03:06 | Apr 6th, 2014

Greetings, Dear Viewers! We're very excited to announce that our Patreon page is now live. Patreon is a crowd-funding service, similar to Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, but allows supporters of a project to pledge small amounts of money on a continuing b...Show More
Monsters, Pt. 2

14:42 | Mar 30th, 2014

Seeking somewhere to stay while they await the return of Brennen and Regan, the rest of the party heads for the outskirts of Armstrungard to entreat the hospitality of a former acquaintance of Regan's. As it turns out, their new host's house is...of ...Show More
Monsters, Pt. 1

12:33 | Mar 16th, 2014

After the foiled ambush on the party by Redmoor soldiers, Brennen fears (correctly) that High King Gunther Guernatal is in danger. So, he makes haste back to Castle Guernatal with Regan in tow, hoping to re-establish the Guernatal dynasty before it's...Show More
A Little Blood, Pt. 4

17:37 | Mar 2nd, 2014

In the thrilling conclusion of Chapter 3, Ardel Redmoor springs his nefarious trap and Arlene has one last chance to stop him. Will she act in time? Meanwhile, the party must defend against a surprise attack from the Redmoor soldiers they've made cam...Show More
A Little Blood, Pt. 3

15:22 | Feb 16th, 2014

With the main road to Castle Guernatal blocked by a large Felghir encampment, the party must take the road less traveled. Without any way of predicting what dangers may lurk within, they journey into the labyrinthine caves below the foothills. At Cas...Show More
A Little Blood, Pt. 2

14:11 | Feb 2nd, 2014

The party finally departs the Briarhelm farm for Castle Guernatal, following a few uncomfortable disputes about logistics, of course. But their progress is halted by a potentially deadly obstacle, or rather, obstacles. A few thousand of them. At Cast...Show More
A Little Blood, Pt. 1

19:12 | Jan 19th, 2014

Please note: This episode contains a retelling of a traumatic sexual experience. It is not especially graphic, but if you would rather not hear it, skip from 13:32 to 15:38. As the party sorts through the carnage from last night's skirmish with the ...Show More
Life In A Corner, Pt. 4

14:25 | Dec 22nd, 2013

In the harrowing conclusion to Chapter 2, the party must beat the odds against the large number of mercenaries who have descended upon the Briarhelm farm. And Brennen is forced to deal with his friend's act of betrayal - not to mention a rather irate...Show More
Life In A Corner, Pt. 3

19:17 | Dec 15th, 2013

Regan has some doubts about the dependability of their temporary host, Bowen Briarhelm. Meanwhile, the children get some hands-on training in the use of weapons, and a crash course in introductory magical theory from Nia. Billy grows concerned over t...Show More
Life In A Corner, Pt. 2

21:45 | Dec 1st, 2013

Hoping to make the best of the situation, Brennen sets to teaching the kids the basics of armed combat. Meanwhile, back at Castle Guernatal, Ardel Redmoor makes the first tentative moves of a nefarious scheme. The next part of this chapter will be...Show More
Life In A Corner, Pt. 1

18:25 | Nov 17th, 2013

After a brief encounter with some of Armstrungard's law enforcement community, our party of seven departs the city in a hurry. Their search for a locale in which to...let us say, "sequester themselves," as the reverberations of Chapter 1's events qui...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #1 Teaser

00:46 | Nov 10th, 2013

This week's bonus content is our first ever audio bonus content. As usual, bonus content is only available on our website. So, if you'd like to know more about dialect coaching, monetary policy, and sexual healing, follow this link (http://onceandfut...Show More
Audio Bonus Content #1

09:53 | Nov 10th, 2013

In today's bonus content - our first audio bonus content! - the producers talk with Anya Gibian (Arlene/Regan) about keeping track of multiple dialects. Short version: It's wicked hard. And don't forget, Chapter 2 premieres next week!
The Prince of Iorden, Pt. 6

20:58 | Nov 3rd, 2013

In the epic conclusion of Chapter 1, "The Prince of Iorden," the party descends deep into the seedy underbelly of Armstrungard in search of an infamous thief. But everyone involved may have taken on more than they bargained for. The first part of ...Show More
The Prince of Iorden, Pt. 5

15:28 | Oct 20th, 2013

The party reaches the storied city of Armstrungard and, after stocking up on equipment, venture to enlist the aid of the legendary Elvish wizard Ba'a lo-Ky'yr. They gain a new ally in the process. Our next episode will be released on November 3. B...Show More
The Prince of Iorden, Pt. 4

19:48 | Oct 6th, 2013

The party journeys towards the storied city of Armstrungard, in search of clues about the betrayal of House Guernatal, and learns more about the recent history of Iorden. But Brennen has an ulterior motive for this journey. Meanwhile, at Castle Guern...Show More
The Prince of Iorden, Pt. 3

25:48 | Sep 21st, 2013

Part 3 of our 3-part series premiere... When three high school students from modern-day Pennsylvania find themselves trapped in a world of wizards, elves, and feudal intrigue, they must learn to survive in their new surroundings, and undertake an ep...Show More
The Prince of Iorden, Pt. 2

17:28 | Sep 19th, 2013

Part 2 of our 3-part series premiere... When three high school students from modern-day Pennsylvania find themselves trapped in a world of wizards, elves, and feudal intrigue, they must learn to survive in their new surroundings, and undertake an ep...Show More
The Prince of Iorden, Pt. 1

22:42 | Sep 18th, 2013

When three high school students from modern-day Pennsylvania find themselves trapped in a world of wizards, elves, and feudal intrigue, they must learn to survive in their new surroundings, and undertake an epic quest to save the world from the encro...Show More