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Jaime Lannister + Lois Griffin + Sports Analytics = The Week In Podcasts

Jaime Lannister + Lois Griffin + Sports Analytics = The Week In Podcasts

It was a good week once again at the Nerdist Podcast Network. It didn’t start out that great for me, since while I was SUPPOSED to be writing the preview post that usually appears here on Sundays, I was instead sitting in a hospital room at UCLA, staring out the window at a beer pong game on the frat house balcony below. What… fun. I would have much rather been listening to this:

Jaime Lannister did the Nerdist Podcast — okay, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who spoke of the new season of Game of Thrones, of course, but also growing up in Denmark, culture shock in America, the international fanbase of GoT, and Matt’s idea for a variety show based on GoT.

Lois Griffin did You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes — okay, Alex Borstein, who you also know from things like HBO’s Getting On and MadTV and being incredibly talented and funny. They talked about eating marrow, her Orthodox dad, Mother Earth and the Cosmic 69, wearing mom’s clothes, getting high on your birthday, pre-natal music, tiny gherkins, disciplining children… lots and lots. Great conversation.

This week’s double-barreled action on The Jonah Keri Podcast delved into football (and soccer) analytics with Jacksonville Jaguars executive Tony Khan and fantasy sports with Rotowire’s Chris Liss.

More guests!: Novelist Joe Hill, the writer of Locke and Key and the son of Stephen and Tabitha King, on The Writers Panel! 12 MonkeysTodd Stashwick on Bizarre States! Captain America: Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely on Today We Learned! Comedian and fellow Flyers fan Trey Galyon on Puck Soup! Writers Joe Harris (The X-Files) and Aubrey Sitterson (Street Fighter x G.I. Joe) on Comic Book Club! Stage actor David Josefsberg on Chewin’ It! Musician/actress Chantal Claret on Love, Alexi!

And!: Jackie and Laurie on Shen Yun, BeyoncĂ©, stories that can’t be revealed, Laser Tag, and advice from veteran comics on The Jackie and Laurie Show! More Cash and T.J. Redux on another Worst Of Cashing In With T.J. Miller! Tom helped listeners deal with all the sad news we’ve been experiencing on Pro You! The future of brains and stuff on Half Hour Happy Hour! The Elfmans brought out their kids on a family edition of Kicking and Screaming!

Plus, you’ll get more Orphan Black talk and a visit by the show’s Kristian Bruun on Clonecast sometime today – not ready at this writing but coming at some point. You’ll find it at the Nerdist Podcast Network homepage and Facebook page, of course, but why not subscribe to all the shows? That way, you’ll get everything delivered to you hassle-free. And we’ll appreciate it like you wouldn’t believe. Beats watching someone play beer pong in every possible way.

Contributor: Kyle Clark
Photo: HBO

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