In this inaugural episode of Nerd Cred, we discuss what a nerd really is, how it is different from a geek or a dork, and how everyone is really a nerd about something.

We then explain what we mean by the term “nerd cred” and how we are going year by year through nerd history starting with 1980. We discuss why we’re nerds and what we are specifically nerds for (games, movies, etc.).

We also talk about our “current nerding” and assign some homework for the next episode about 1980 (Cosmos by Carl Sagan, Pac-man, Defender).