Nerdvana Live - Episode 13 - Merchandise and Licensing

March 18, 2018

Special Guest Erica Stead joins our host Randy Pitchford to discuss Gearbox swag in accordance to Merchandise and Licensing deals.

@nerdvana Live - Ep. 11 - A Tale of Two Randys

March 4, 2018

Randy Pitchford and Randy Varnell discuss the latest in games, entertainment, and pop culture. On the agenda this week: Character creation and buiding from players and designers perspective, level design, Duke, and some wholesome "gaming in the family" discussion.

Ep. 11: Hail to the King, Baby! feat. Jon St. John

January 28, 2018

Special guest Jon St. John joins Randy and Elisa to talk about the upcoming Duke movie and whether The King is destined for box office glory. We also nerd out about music and Borderlands gun stats. We tend to do that.

Ep. 10: The Oxford Comma, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and Battleborn Lore!

January 21, 2018

Elisa and special guest Dante Silva chat about his experiences as a writer and loremaster on Battleborn, whether he's #TeamOxfordComma, and how Nintendo's new Labo system makes us feel like a kid again.

Ep. 9: A Tale of Two Randies

January 14, 2018

Join Randy Pitchford and Randy Varnell as they talk about the Narrative Hiring Process, Games Writing, and some in-depth Battleborn lore!

Ep. 8: Holiday Break Gaming, Crypto-Currency, and Restaurant Management Vs. Video Game Development

January 7, 2018

In this special longform edition of the podcast, we take your calls, starve the trolls, and talk to Kristy Pitchford about feeding the people at @Nerdvana Food + Spirits.

Ep. 7: Game of the Year Edition

December 17, 2017

On the last show of the year, Randy and Elisa take your calls and discuss their Game of the Year picks. 

Topics: Mobile disappointments, Beavis and Butthead and Duke, Switch love, feeding the trolls.


You can join the conversation every Sunday at 4:30 PM CT via phone (830-549-6373) or via Discord chat (

Ep. 6: Industry Advice, Randy’s Magic Week, and YOUR Game Ideas!

December 10, 2017

Randy's back in the studio to discuss a magic-filled week, and Elisa and Randy take your calls on via phone/Discord, where they chat about advice on getting in the industry and your game ideas!

You can join the conversation every Sunday at 4:30 PM CT via phone (830-549-6373) or via Discord chat (

Ep. 5: Tea Ceremonies, Hamilton References, and Stranger Things

December 3, 2017

In this episode, host Elisa Melendez sits down with Gearbox writer Sam Winkler about writing for games, Stranger Things, and our morning routines. We also took a call from voice actor Jim Foronda and reminisced about writing/voice acting on Battleborn.