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Rise & Shine, Nerds | Nerdy News from Aug. 28 – Sep. 1, 2023

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Each weekday morning, Radio Matt & Deidra take you through the latest nerdy news in LTN’s official nerdy Morning News Show on YouTube and LTN Radio! Tune in to the live premiere each morning on YouTube at 10am E to chat along with Radio Matt during the show!

Episode 25 | August 28, 2023

Will France Kill the Internet?

Radio Matt & Deidra bring you your morning nerdy news update, with today’s top story focusing on a French Bill that might allow all world governments to censor the internet at their whims.

PLUS:

  • Netflix Offering 10 Free “Mystery” DVDs
  • Charles Martinet Stepped Back from Voice of Mario
  • Discord Shinies Share Their Mario Favorites

Episode 26 | August 29, 2023

Blue Beetle Brings Back Hope to DC

Radio Matt & Deidra bring you LTN’s official nerdy morning news show! Today’s top story: Blue Beetle is actually… good?

PLUS:

  • Microsoft Embarrasses Itself with AI?
  • Roblox Allowing Real Gambling Sites Aimed at Kids?
  • Deidra Shares a Story of Matt’s Awkwardness

Episode 27 | August 30, 2023

Why Calvin & Hobbes Really Ended

Radio Matt & Deidra share the new interview from Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin & Hobbes, as he describes why he ended the strip and what his next project is.

PLUS:

  • Amazon Launching a Fire TV Channels App (Who Needs This?)
  • Meta’s Next Ray-Bans Let Viewers Whisper in Your Ear?
  • Sitcom TV Trivia Battle

Episode 28 | August 31, 2023

New Tech Lets Paralyzed Speak through Avatars

Radio Matt & Deidra discuss an awesome advancement in helping paralyzed people talk through avatars, in nearly normal conversation speed.

PLUS:

  • Apple Suddenly Endorses Right-to-Repair?
  • Darth Vader Actor Spoiled ‘Empire’ in His Day
  • They’re Failing On Purpose for Engagement

Episode 29 | September 1, 2023

Price-Gouging Could Hurt Lorcana Launch

Radio Matt & Deidra worry about Lorcana’s launch as price-gouging has already been causing a problem. Will it kill the momentum?

PLUS:

  • Funko Lets You POP! Yourself
  • Barbie Breaks a Billion at Box Office
  • Paper Straws Could Give You Cancer
  • A.I. Creates 7 Terrible Barbie Sequels

There are 4 ways to experience Rise & Shine, Nerds! First, join us on Twitch on Saturday mornings for a full-binge of our several segments recording live! Your chat will be on the show and you might even get a chance to be on the show through the LTN Discord! Second, each finalized episode will premiere on our YouTube channel Monday through Friday at 10am ET. Radio Matt will be live in the chat watching along too! Third, catch the show when it airs on LTN Radio – every Monday through Friday at 8am & 10am ET. Lastly, subscribe to our podcast feed above and listen anytime.





Episode Hosts

Radio Matt
DIR OF CONTENT & RESOURCES
Station Manager of LTN Radio and co-host of the "Nerd History Podcast" & the "Two Words Podcast". Matt is a third-generation radio station manager who has done pretty much every job in the radio industry. Matt is the father of two boys and a little girl. It's probably the best thing about him.
Deidra Coker
Co-Host of the Nerd History Podcast
Loving mother of three nerdy kiddos. Fan of Star Trek, Quantum Leap, The Office, Smallville, and too many other TV shows to count. I don't have a favorite anything, so don't ask.

Episode Producer

Radio Matt
DIR OF CONTENT & RESOURCES
Station Manager of LTN Radio and co-host of the "Nerd History Podcast" & the "Two Words Podcast". Matt is a third-generation radio station manager who has done pretty much every job in the radio industry. Matt is the father of two boys and a little girl. It's probably the best thing about him.

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