What’s coming up on the Nerdist Podcast Network? Just because the holidays are here doesn’t mean we’ve taken a break from preparing plenty of great shows for you. Let’s review:
You’ll hear people like Joe Perry (expounding on Aerosmith and aliens!), Sam Raimi (on The Evil Dead and gardening!), Kate Walsh (discussing self-pleasuring bats and the smell of history!), and Unbroken star Jack O’Connell (on starting a career and preparing to play the amazing Louis Zamperini) on the Nerdist Podcast. John DiMaggio will bring his zillions of voices to The Indoor Kids. The Wrestling Compadres Slamcast is going to review the year in professional grappling with a “best of” compilation. Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing fame (I’m not sure I can think of too many songs I hold in higher esteem than “Screenwriter’s Blues”) will tell Lies with Sara Schaefer. Todd Glass is presenting a two-part Christmas special. And because Christmas, the Nerdist Podcast will gift you with a “Ho-Ho-Hostful.”
Now, a moment to remind you that this would be a great time to check out the entire roster of Nerdist Podcast Network shows. If you’re really looking for more podcasts to try out, we have plenty of great options right here. The whole list can be found here, and you surely know about the Nerdist Podcast and You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes and The Indoor Kids and The Todd Glass Show and Sex Nerd Sandra by now, but I’ll highlight a few others here (try ’em all!), like…
Comedy? Well, there’s the inspired, random lunacy of Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanagh regaling “viewers” with taste tests and tangents on Mike and Tom Eat Snacks. Even more stream-of-consciousness comes from Cash Levy and his only guest, the incomparable T.J. Miller, on Cashing In with T.J. Miller. There might be no more inventively strange show than Kurt Braunohler’s The K Ohle, in which guests are either blindfolded and taken someplace weird OR have to talk about pets. Razzle and Dan haul out the Big Book of Facts with special guests on the highly educational (sort of) Today We Learned. Sara Schaefer has some great comedians tell great big Lies. And Matt Braunger just talks about what’s happening in his life on Ding-Donger, and he’s someone you’ll want to hear.
Interviews and discussions? Yes, we have that. Delve into celebrities’ awkward youth with Janet Varney on The JV Club. Hear some of the coolest, funniest inside-show biz (and more) stories you’ve never heard before when Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme of Broken Lizard welcome some really good guests (or just go off on their own) on Chewin’ It with Kevin and Steve. Serious topics with serious experts facing a panel of comedians — that’s the new monthly Hound Tall Discussion Series with Moshe Kasher. A 12-year-old chatting with adult guests from all walks of life is what The Mutant Season is all about, and you’ll quickly hear that Gil is the real deal and the show’s not a novelty. Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser examine the paranormal on Bizarre States. Doug Benson and Karen Anderson bring comedians and chefs together for table talk on Dining with Doug and Karen. And deep-diving into psychological issues in an entertaining way is what Terrified with Dave Ross does every week.
Pop Culture? Can’t go wrong with Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland, joined by a great lineup of celebrity guests, reviewing the week in entertainment on Pop My Culture. The Matts, Mira and Gourley, analyze 007 on James Bonding, while Jonah Ray and his friends hang out and listen to (and talk about) music on Jonah Raydio. Video games? Besides The Indoor Kids, we even have the music from classic video games covered on The Legacy Music Hour. Comic books? Comic Book Club reviews the week, and Nerdist Comics Panel talks to the heavyweights behind the books. Pro Wrestling is covered with the help of the biggest names in the business on The Wrestling Compadres Slamcast. Sleepy Hollow fans HAVE to listen to Sleepycast: The Official Sleepy Hollow Podcast.
And as for radio fiction, we’ve got you covered with the hilarious, star-studded Thrilling Adventure Hour, Bryan Cook’s challenging improv game Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, and the entire archive of the brilliant zombie apocalyptic serial We’re Alive.
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