We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenn Page John Curtis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jenn Page, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The decision to make this podcast a business didn’t happen right away. The show was first born out of a need for us to have a safe space to argue about any and all things Nerd. Before the podcast we’d have full blown out arguments over things like whether or not Terminator: Dark Fate was a sequel or a reboot (we still don’t agree on the answer to this day). The show became a fun place to have those arguments, especially when we incorporated the live audience to weigh in on the verdicts.

After two years of just doing it for fun we realized we should turn it into a business. However, podcasts, as most everyone knows, are not the easiest things to monetize. Not only would we have to expand our reach, but we would have to amp up the show’s look and sound. We worked with the Grow The Show team to make the switch, and now that we have a more cohesive and tighter feel for the show we are starting our wider audience reach process. First up? Leaky Con Denver this October! (If you are there please come say hi! We’re going to give away prizes galore at our first ever live, on-location Nerd Dome).

Bringing people joy and laughter through the lens of our Nerdy arguments has always been the driving motivation behind the show. We stick to a very strict “No Nerd shaming, all Nerds welcome” policy. We just want you to have a good time when you spend that half hour with us or if you are part of our Nerd Couple Facebook group. And that joy is what we believe is the driving force behind our success. Even though we are growing slowly, those who do come into our world realize quickly that it’s a fun place to be and they not only stick around, but usually bring in their friends as well. We have not landed where we hope to be, but we are enjoying the journey, and I’d say, that makes any business a success. If you aren’t having fun, why even do it? We hope if you are reading this you will join the fun too!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Outside of The Nerd Couple Show, we are both industry creatives living in the hub of entertainment, Los Angeles. We are both in film & TV (Jenn a director; John an actor), and because these are some of the hardest professions to break into, we are not strangers to rejection and disappointment which is part of the territory when you are putting yourselves out there as the face of a show. We also strive to create the highest possible quality in all of our work, and that is no different when it comes to The Nerd Couple Show. It absolutely helps that we can bring our film knowledge to the Nerd topics, potentially giving us a different point of view than other pop culture shows. But really, what has helped shape our show is our huge Nerd love for most anything nostalgic.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Honestly, we are sorely disappointed with our once go-to fun places. Disneyland’s new systems have made it less than magical, and once you go to The Wizarding World Orlando (our absolute favorite place), Hollywood’s leaves much to be desired. Thus, if we have friends or family visiting here we are most likely grabbing a meal at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, probably a quick stop in Dave & Busters, and then force them to go bowling with us.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Our Nerds. We have so much love and appreciation for our handful of loyal Nerds who have been with us from the beginning and still show up to the live show two years later. But we also want to give a huge shout out to all our new Nerds who are just joining the fun. Our Nerds are literally why we do the show. Without them, there is no show. And, we also must mention, our daughter Harleen Quinzel who not only produces the live show, but helps keep our Nerd world filled with youthful exuberance (and even more Nerd arguments).

Website: NerdCoupleShow.com

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