Welcome to the Hardly Heroes Podcast "About" Section! We are a podcast about Movies, TV, and Everything Geek Related. What's "Geek Related" mean? If it's awesome and worth getting excited about, it's Geek Related. Join us every Thursday in the Triple-HQ for fun listen full of classic banter, geeky excitement and nerd-rage ranting,
Here you'll find everything you'll need to know about the Hardly Heroes Cast of Characters helping you become an instant "regular" listener, AKA one of our many spectacular Sidekicks! Read on to learn about your hosts, regulars & friends of the show followed by our own little Hardly Heroes glossary of typical words and phrases you'll hear on the show.
AKA: Sterling, Mr. Buddy, Sterling-Sterling
Buddy is a founding father of the Hardly Heroes Podcast and is far and away the funniest, most captivating and entertaining part of the show . . . just ask him! Never short on things to say or excitement to Geek out about anything, Buddy is a mega fan of Batman, Star Wars, Han Solo and Power Rangers among many others.
AKA: Don Dylly
Without a doubt the "coolest" guy on Hardly Heroes, Skyllard brings mad video game skills, guitar picking skills, burning Buddy skills, Beer Geek skills and amazingly solid AKA skills to our every Thursday shenanigans.
AKA: Shmee, Cheeze-Wiz
As if Hardly Heroes needed any more of Buddy's DNA around, but here we are! Sheilah, Buddy's Sister, brings some much needed female balance to the Podcast and acts as our resident Harry Potter and Star Trek Superfan. Want to Geek Out and get your hair did? Call Space 07 in Midtown Sacramento and schedule your appointment with Sheilah today!
AKA: Dad, Groot, Tree Guy, Tallest Man Alive,
In the late 80's, two people were named Logan . . . Wolverine and this guy. Since this discovery, Logan has been a huge comic book (and most everything else) Geek. He's the Hardly Heroes Manager/Producer, which means he finds himself doing all sorts of "Dad-Like" for the show. Unfortunately for you listeners, that can mean regularly listening to his Jarvis-like presence on the podcast. Overly informational and wise-cracking but with the added bonus of miscellaneous geek rage ranting.
Hey, at least Phantom Menace is favorite Star Wars Movie!
AKA: Brandon, Black GOAT, GOATKICKS, Very Black Ranger
Always up diving into a good Marvel conversation and especially ready to come at you with deep cuts X-Men knowledge is our friend and resident sneaker geek, Brandon the GOAT! We'll find out how many pairs of sneaks he's got one of these days!
AKA: April, Buddy's Arch-Nemesis
Bird brings an often appreciated female component to the show in a very enjoyable fashion . . . talking mad smack to Buddy. She is our go-to expert on Harry Potter, Dr. Who and most everything Disney.
AKA: Indian Viking, Dopinder
As a man of Indian heritage hailing from Norway, Sunny, The Indian Viking, is one of our absolutely favorite Side-Kicks. Keep an ear out for his fantastic email commentary and audio message content regularly on the Podcast. If Buddy & Aaron are laughing to the point of tears (and maybe a little pee), it's likely been at the hands of the Indian Viking.
AKA: Bear, "In the Biz"
Curtis is a long time listener and friend of the show who spends his 9 to 5 actually out there working "In the Biz." Check out his IMDB page to see what he's been working on lately & listen to Hardly Heroes to get all the inside scoops!
AKA: Norwegian Titan
Johnny is one of our favorite Side-Kicks who we are fortunate to hear from often. He watches & plays just about everything out there and always has some good suggestions on things for the Geeks of the world to check get into. Being Sunny's younger brother also does nothing but score you points around the Hardly Heroes Podcast.
AKA: None Required.
Jay Jackal is the first, the original, the number one "Villain" of the Hardly Heroes Podcast. He is our favorite love-to-hate nemesis, always calling us out any chance he gets. A check-in from Jay Jackal is the best limiter we've found for Buddy's giant ego, helping its orbit remain somewhat close to Earth while always providing great laughs.
AKA: Blanny, Male Nanny, Cyclops, Batman (if you ask him anyway)
Manny is a founding father of Hardly Heroes and podcast host of yesteryear that can be heard attempting to herd Buddy and Aaron all the way through episode #106. Designer of our logo, composer of our theme song, owner of the proclamation "Go my favorite sports team!" and original nemesis of GOAT.
AKA: Sprinkles, The Jubilie, NOT The Jubilie, Tree-Go-Now
Alright, FINE. We'll call him Aaron this ONE time, but that is it for the rest of the website! Sprinkles is one of the founding fathers of Hardly Heroes and has been a host on well over 100 episodes. He's the ultimate Flash superfan, originator of our "Sprinkle Me Some Conspiracy" segment and the geek best frenemy that you never new you were missing. You'll never be able to keep up with his encyclopedic knowledge of random everything and he is sure to rip you for it, but don't ask him where he left his car keys.
Hector the Collector has been stashing away Geeky treasures for as long as he can remember. Although, now that he's older and more mature . . . he collects ten times as much stuff because he has grown-up money! Comics, Cards, Pop Figures, Movies, Video Games, etc. Stacks on Stacks of collectibles and Geeky knowledge. Comic book super fan and expert.
Buddy-ism - The English Language never stood a chance as soon as Buddy got in front of a microphone. If you're thinking "did he just say that?!" then you've probably just heard a Buddy-ism.
Jea-Dat! - Brought to us by Skyllard-o himself, Jea-Dat is the ultimate way to agree with anything anyone else says. Need your Jea-Dat to be official? Then you better hope someone follows by proclaiming it as "Sanctioned!"
Sanctioning of your own Jea-Dat? Not on your life.
Sha-TING! - This is the Hardly Heroes stamp of approval, mostly applied to worthy movies. If you hear the Sha-TING, you should watch that thing.
Side-Kick - This is our affectionate name for listeners of the Hardly Heroes Podcast. We hope you'll be our newest Side-Kick and to hear from you soon!
Steamed Up! - When host Buddy gets so excited he thinks he's gonna pop!
Triple-HQ - The official name of the Hardly Heroes clubhouse and home of our podcast studio. Short for Hardly Heroes Headquarters of course!
Tree-Go-Now - One of our favorite stories from Aaron's youth is his mom yelling at him to go outside and trim a tree in the yard, using only the words "TREE, GO, NOW!" Use of this phrase has evolved to serve many purposes, including an additional nickname for Aaron, a multi-faceted swear word, or even just a random piece of transition filler.