March 1st 2020 07:00 PM - March 1st 2020 09:00 PM

The Mass Nerder Podcast LIVE w/ Michael Walsh

107 George Street, Hamilton, ON, Canada

The Mass Nerder Podcast LIVE w/ Michael Walsh


The Mass Nerder Podcast is a Hamilton based weed infused video game, comic book and movie podcast co-hosted by Into The Weeds’ Ben Rispin, Cos-player, Ally Blundy, musician James Cubby Nelan (Born in the 80’s / The Reason), and writer / Producer Cole Rispin (see Nerdy Lasagna) who is also the leading creative on the weekly podcast. The show, originally co-created by the Rispin Brothers as a failed TV pilot for the now defunct BITE TV, was also co-hosted by Blundy and where the groups friendship blossomed. 

Years later, the show was reimagined and redefined by Cole Rispin as a podcast with then co-host and voice actor, Matt Barnes. Shortly after the first few episodes were recorded, Cole asked Blundy to return. After a a dozen more episodes, Barnes decided to step down to focus on his voice acting career, which is booming. Eventually, series regular Ben Rispin came on as third co-host. The show continued for over a year with three co-hosts hosting a marinade of guests including bands and artists like Sumo Cyco’s Skye Sweetnam, comic creator Michael Walsh, Matt Ryan Tobin, Ghoulish Gary Pullin and many more.

Eventually, another series regular, James “Cubby” Nelan joined the show to fill in for Ben Rispin, who at the time was traveling frequently with his work. Now, in 2020, the show recently released its 150th episode and have announced via the groups Facebook to celebrate by hosting their very first live show. The event in question will take place at one if the groups favourite watering holes, Arcade Hamilton. Arcade is a retro adult arcade known for good music, great pinball, and some of the finest Pizza in the city downstairs at Moody’s, which is owned by the same people. 

The live show  will feature series regular, Michael Walsh. Walsh, who is also a Hamilton native, has blown up in recent years as one of the comic book industries fan favourite illustrators, creators and writers. Walsh is an Eisner and Shusternominated artist who in 2013 Michael co-created the IMAGE comic book series COMEBACK, soon to be a major motion picture. Since then he has worked primarily with MARVEL COMICS on properties such as Star Wars, Spider-Man, The Avengers, and the X-Men. His publishers also include DARK HORSE, VALIANT, Archie Comics, TITAN, DC Comics, BOOM and IDW. More recently, Walsh illustrated the Dark Horse x DC Comics crossover event Black Hammer/Justice league.

On a personalized Facebook message, Cole Rispin had this to say about the milestone; “I can’t believe Mass Nerder has reached our 150th episode milestone. For a podcast where I was thrilled we got to episode 10, I’d say not bad! We started this Podcast in my mother’s basement, then moved to Halo Studio and then Bong Mansion. We have been lucky enough to team up with Puff Digital and Higher Mentality and it’s been an absolute privilege to meet and interview some of the coolest people around. The (attaches) pictures are only a few of the incredible guests we have had. My fellow co-hosts are always amazing and are always the brightest part of my week. I love doing this show with you guys. Thank you to all of our friends, family and FANS who have listened and supported us over the years. Can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us. Here is to the next 150 episodes!”

While cannabis in bot allowed to be consumed in Arcade Hamilton itself, provincial law allows smoking cannabis on the street, so one can speculate that there will be a consumption in front of the venue prior to doors, and the hosts welcome attendees to join.


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