Episode 17: Wednesday 11-29-2017

Matt and Liz talk about the long awaited Justice League movie, our foster rats, the end of the Marvel Heroes game, and more.

In rat updates, we are concerned about some new foster boys who are underweight and don’t seem to be eating. We will be taking them to the vet this week for a check-up. Our PEW foster girls need a forever parent who’s tolerant of getting chomped on and bitten while being smothered with ratty love. And, our own rats are upset that we loaned one of their wheels to the fosters.

Wodent Wheel 11″

In Local Animal News, the DC eagles continue rebuilding their nest in preparation for some new babies. And speaking of babies, Bei Bei the (toddler) baby panda at the National Zoo had some stomach issues this week, but he’s ok now.

DC Eagle cam video – nest building

Bei Bei’s minor health issue

In Nerdy News, the online game Marvel Heroes shut down after laying off employees the day before Thanksgiving. Boo, hiss! Liz figured out (i.e. googled) how to beat the desert maze in the RPG Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords. And, we have a LOT to say about the new Justice League movie. Including what we think of that Amazon warrior costuming controversy. Finally, we discuss our hopes (based on a twitter hashtag) for an animated Justice League movie!

Marvel Heroes layoffs – news article

Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords

Justice Leage – Amazon costumes controversy

Animated Justice League reunion?

 

Small Angels Rescue, Inc., is a Frederick County, MD based 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, and rats.

Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Email us questions and feedback at thenerdyrat@gmail.com !

Episode 16: Tuesday 11-14-2017

Mat and Liz talk Thor: Ragnarok, foster rats, DC Eagles and more.

Ea most downvoted reddit comment ever
DC eagles build nest 

 

Small Angels Rescue, Inc., is a Frederick County, MD based 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, and rats.

Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Email us questions and feedback at thenerdyrat@gmail.com !

Episode 2: Sunday 03-19-2017

We answer the question: Why pet rats? We also talk about Kong: Skull Island, Get Out, and Iron Fist.

Bald eagles nesting in DC – sitting on their nest in the snow! Dawwwww. And the egg just hatched this week.

Patrick Stewart and his foster pit bull, Ginger.

 

Small Angels Rescue, Inc., is a Frederick County, MD based 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, and rats.

Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Email us questions and feedback at thenerdyrat@gmail.com !

Episode 1: Monday 3-6-17

Matt and Liz talk about introducing new rats to a mischief, the movie Logan (spoilers end at 36 min mark), the future of Doctor Who, and more.

Thanks for listening! If you want to support The Nerdy Rat please consider donating to one of our charities. Links are found on the side bar at thenerdyrat.com

Matt’s Rat Hoodie from Unconditional Fashion
Rat Patches from SpiderStitchesParlor
Rat Bonding Pouch Pattern from PetHelpful

Small Angels Rescue, Inc., is a Frederick County, MD based 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, and rats.

Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Email us questions and feedback at thenerdyrat@gmail.com !

 

Episode 0: Sunday 2-19-17

Matt and Liz talk about some considerations before adopting a rat and give lots of helpful advice for brand new pet rat owners! Then we discuss the Lego Batman movie and The Flash.

Small Angels Rescue, Inc., is a Frederick County, MD based 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, and rats.

Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Email us questions and feedback at thenerdyrat@gmail.com !

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Welcome to The Nerdy Rat.

A podcast about pet rats and the nerds that love them. Your hosts Liz and Matt have been fostering rats for Small Angels Rescue since 2013. Small Angels is a rescue for rats, mice, guinea pigs and hamsters serving the DC, Virginia, and Maryland Area.  If you are in the area and looking for a new family member, see their animals available for adoption right now. If you are not in our area but would like to adopt, here is a list of rescues around the country.

New episodes every 2 weeks.  You can email us any questions for the podcast to thenerdyrat@gmail.com

If you wish to support the podcast, please donate to one of our favorite charities. We support Small Angels Rescue and Extra Life. And Like us on Facebook!

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