All else held equal, we have crafted THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD to be most immersive as an audio experience. (There are options for listening on all major platforms, as detailed here.) But, seeing as media consumption is never one-size-fits-all, we want text options to be freely available for anyone who prefers them – for any reason!
See below for our back catalog of scripts. (Starting April 23, 2017, scripts for every new episode will be linked directly in the episode post.)
Note: We officially certify these scripts as being…nearly perfectly accurate. These are the scripts we record with. Every once in awhile, there may be a last minute ad lib or a line changed in the edit. In the case of any such discrepancies, the audio is canon. If these changes are ever substantial to understanding the story, we will do our best to flag it when we post the script. In any case, if you only read the scripts you will still be perfectly well-equipped to discuss our story with other fans.
Book 1 – Princes of Iorden
Chapter 1 – The Prince of Iorden
Content Notes: Part 4 contains a description of domestic violence.
Chapter 2 – Life In A Corner
Chapter 3 – A Little Blood
Content Notes: Part 1 contains a survivor’s account of incest and sexual assault.
Chapter 4 – Monsters
Chapter 5 – The Worthiest Knight
Chapter 6 – The Singing Sister
Content Notes: Part 3 describes a sexual assault victim being forced to confront her attacker, and also mentions a separate instance of bodily mutilation; Part 4 describes the mutilated person’s reaction.
Chapter 7 – The Last Douchey Domicile
Content Notes: Part 2 describes a particularly gruesome death; Part 4 contains a survivor’s account of childhood sexual abuse.
Chapter 8 – Evil Untold
Chapter 9 – Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Content Notes: Part 3 describes domestic abuse, including slurs and threatened and actual violence.
Chapter 10 – The Evening Redness In The West
Content Notes: Part 4 describes large-scale military violence against civilians.
Book 2 – Myth Made Flesh
Chapter 1 – A Cruel And Sullied World
Content Notes: Part 1 flashes back to the military violence described above; Part 4 verbally recounts the same, and also plays bodily mutilation for laughs and features a character briefly talking flippantly about suicide.
Chapter 2 – What Used To Be Enough
Content Notes: Part 1 depicts the mutilation of a corpse in a sensitive area, and features further discussion of the violence from the end of Book 1. Part 5 centers around a character who is not straight in increasingly dire peril at the hands of law enforcement.
Chapter 3 – Bridges
Content Notes: In Part 1, the character who was in grave danger from law enforcement at the end of Chapter 2 is still in danger from law enforcement. Furthermore, one character intentionally outs another character with regards to sexual orientation and past abuse. The character doing the outing seeks to use this information as justification for violence against the outed character. In Part 4, there is a mention of cannibalism.
All subsequent scripts will be linked directly in the episode posts. Please refer to our Episode Guide for links to every episode.