What and who are happening this week on the Nerdist Podcast Network? Good things and good people. Like:
Thomas Middleditch has been on some of our other shows, but this week he’s on the Nerdist Podcast with some talk about Silicon Valley, gaming on Twitch, meeting the real life figures in the tech world, and Steve Wynn. Thomas is always a good guest, and he does not disappoint. And if you’re not watching the new season of Silicon Valley Sunday nights on HBO or on demand at HBO Go and HBO Now, you should do that, you know.
As a Phillies fan, I don’t really want to think much about baseball season starting (it’s going to be a LONG season, and a long season after that, and a long season after that, and….), but since we’re now a few weeks into the 2015 campaign, it’s appropriate that we have a return visit by baseball expert and writer Jonah Keri to the Nerdist Podcast, but you don’t have to be a sports fan to love this one. It’s about the nexus of fantasy sports and games like D&D, the stock market, awkwardness in social situations, ’80s movies, and the time in Montreal that James Hetfield got burned, Guns ‘n’ Roses stormed off stage after four songs, fans rioted, and Jonah was there. Oh, and I highly, highly recommend Jonah’s book on the wild history of the late, great Montreal Expos, “Up, Up, and Away,” now in paperback and a terrific read.
After Eliza Coupe (you know her as Jane on Happy Endings) killed it on @midnight, Chris asked her to sit down for the Nerdist Podcast. She’s great, from talking about her tomboy ays growing up in New Hampshire, that accent, journaling, OCD, and a whole (and you can spell that another way, too) bunch of highly entertaining NSFW stuff.
Also scheduled for this week: While there ARE electromagnetic fields at the Nerdist Writers Panel, Chuck McGill — the great Michael McKean — and the writing staff from Better Call Saul brave it anyway. And we may — may — have a bonus episode of Nerdist Writers Panel with Adam Pava and Mark Millar, too. Plus, our own Malik Forte visits The Indoor Kids.