In advance of Anime Milwaukee, Matt and Tyler talk all things geeky, nerdy, and dorky with two experts on the subject: Lynn Nilles, co-owner of the wonderful nerd-themed downtown bar 42 Lounge; and Rob Wieland, frequent contributor to Milwaukee Record and a writer for an assortment of books, games, and comics. The group covers the rising popularity of geek culture, the commodification and exploitation of that culture, as well as the current state of nerd-dom in Milwaukee. Lynn reveals some details about the upcoming 42 Ale House in St. Francis, Rob convincingly compares role playing games to fantasy sports, Tyler likens himself to Booger from Revenge Of The Nerds, and Matt proves his nerd cred by revealing his favorite Dragonlance character.

As always, this episode of On The Record is brought to you by the gracious support of our brewery buddies at Ale Asylum. Music used in the episode comes compliments of Awkward Terrible (“Never Again”) and Sat. Nite Duets (“On My Honor”). Subscribe to On The Record via iTunes (for free!) here.