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Rise & Shine, Nerds | Nerdy News from Sep. 18 – 22, 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 35 | September 18, 2023

MGM Grand Held at Ransom

MGM has spent the last several days with all of its casinos being held at ransom by a group of hackers, with MGM refusing to pay. We’ll talk about the term Vishing and how a ten-minute phone call has served this casino house a major loss.

PLUS:

  • Back to the Future Joins Powerwash Simulator
  • A.I. Movie Trailer – Hack to the Heart

Episode 36 | September 19, 2023

UFC & WWE are Hoping for a Total Knockout!

UFC and WWE have officially merged into one company. What does this mean for these two similar, yet completely different, fighting-focused entertainment brands? They’re hoping for a total knockout.

PLUS:

  • Most OTC Code Medicines Officially Don’t Work
  • Deidra is Scared of Lizards

Episode 37 | September 20, 2023

NASA Promises Not to Hide Aliens

NASA has appointed a Chief in charge of ALIENS. With all the recent alien speculation, is this giving credibility to whistleblowers? Or is this just a way to put NASA in the news again?

PLUS:

  • Max Cancels the Most Original Shows
  • Trivia Battle: Avengers Comic

Episode 38 | September 21, 2023

NSYNC Reunite for… a Trolls Movie?!

It’s been over 20 years since the iconic boy band NSYNC created new music. NSYNC was one of the bands that started the hype of this style of music, which is still popular today. What could have brought them back together after so long? I’m not sure you wanna know.

PLUS:

  • Microsoft AI Article Calls Deceased NBA Player “Useless”
  • The Chicken Nugget Pennies Conspiracy

Episode 39 | September 22, 2023

Interview with Manny Montanez of Quiet Mountain Apparel

Radio Matt is joined by Manny Montanez of nerdy Christian clothing company Quiet Mountain Apparel. We’re going to talk about his journey from church work to designing his own clothing lines and what it’s like in the apparel industry.

Visit Quiet Mountain Apparel: https://www.quietmountainapparel.com
Manny on IG: @neonagasaki
Quiet Mountain Apparel on IG/FB: @quietmountainapparel

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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