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Episode 102: Nerdist Podcast
Alison Haislip
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Nerdist Podcast #102: ALISON HAISLIP

Alison chats about blowing up cars, her role on “The Voice”, not hosting “Attack of the Show” and her New Jerseyan pronunciations of “BUH-ins” and “wudder”.


  1. Peter says:

    I feel good that I do not giveaway anhniytg. However, I think swearing is really underrated. It used to be a simple comment to say if you swear you lack the vocabulary to really express yourself but I disagree with that. I think swear words are truly appropriate (not around kids under 12) and especially if you have the rare gift of stringing together 3-4 in a row to really convey your anger or annoyance with someone or something. I agree whining is bad but being difficult and angry should not fall into that category or at least you should get a few bonus points if you admit you are difficult from the get go.For me the biggest sin is pandering. I hate pandering in any form. FB is for pandering. It is wanting people to say Happy Birthday or Cheer Up or I’m Praying For You to one of 300 of your closest friends that is the worst thing in the world. I hate when people pander in their blogs to get the most comments or traffic. I like to hope people write to write. Whether they inspire or offend if they are honest then congrats to them.

  2. Revision3 says:

    I remember one week a few years ago when Chris and Alison hosted Attack of the show. Best week ever!

  3. Katherine says:

    My dad is from Tewksbury, NJ… so I’m geeking out only because of that… and obviously I’m listening to this a really long time after it came out…
    So yea… yay Tewksbury…

  4. chris k says:

    Damn it, you guys ruined my dream of running the ninja warrior course

  5. jdawghatesyou says:

    Alison has always been so attractive, but knowing all I do now she is so much more so!

    and also what the f*@k is The Voice?

  6. Megatron says:

    Yo Big C. Do something to get Her back on AOTS more often please

  7. Teresa says:

    I’m late to the party, but had to comment. Alison was super cool & it’s yet another reason I’m sad to not get G4. I also realize that I have to stop listening to you guys while at work. “McHammer”?!!?? And reciting the words to the Addams Family rap? I LOST MY SHIT. Uncontrollable giggles for 10 minutes. I had to turn it off and walk away for a while. So yeah thanks for making me look like a crazy person! Love, love, love you guys!

  8. Jason Craig says:

    Thanks for the Alison Haislip ep of Nerdist Pcast! I have a rediculous schoolboy crush on her now, which is embarassing as a nearly 40 yr old married guy! I didn’t know who she was until I watched reruns of American Ninja Warrior a few weeks ago. She is wonderful as an interviewer and commentator on that and I’m looking forward to more Slippy in the new season. Excellent interview guys! I’m sure there’ll be a lot more Team H in the mainstream media before too long.

  9. Hamish says:


    Thank you for an unintentionally funny “nerd talking to girl moment” on Alison’s podcast. The bit where Chris was talking about women having orgasms on Game of Thrones and Alison cut in. “I’m not watching Game of Thrones.” Brought back memories that I hurriedly laughed away.

    Even though I’m an Anglo living on the opposite side of Canada from Montreal (I’m in Calgary), I vigorously co-sign the restaurant recommendations from fellow listener in Montreal.

    First, Au Pied du Cochon (English – Oh Pie-d dew Ko-shon) – if this was a Gap commercial, it would be “Everyone in foie gras.”

    Second, La Banquise (English – bank-ease) – 24/7 poutine place. Order the poutine with chicken and fresh peas. Sounds weird, trust me.

  10. TeamHaislip says:

    love love love the Haislip.

  11. Jim says:

    My heart boner for Alison has just grown exponentially after listening to this podcast. As if it needed this aural form of Viagra…

    And speaking of boner — that picture up at the top of this page. Egads… “Mr. Snuffleupagus” (all dudes name it, so why not have fun with it?) had just barely recovered from the “Attack of the Show” episode wherein we were treated to the bonus “gratuitous” shots of Ms. Haislip in a tiny blue bikini; and now this.

    I don’t know if I should sue G4TV and for contributing to penile trauma, or include them in my will; but I will say that it’s almost more than a mere mortal can handle.

    In all seriousness, though, Alison is awesome. Sure, she’s uber-cute, but she’s tons of other nice adjectives, too. She’s good people, and this was a GREAT podcast.

    Keep up the fantastic work, and I can’t wait for Nerdist TV!!!

  12. Keith says:

    Great job gents, one of the good episodes. I mean they’re all good what am I saying. Glad to see Alison can hold her own in the NerdDome.

  13. Blake says:

    Hey guys, I have been listening since your first episode and I just have to say I love you guys! I grew up always trying to be cool and popular, though I never really picked on Nerds I was always too afraid to admit that I was one. Your podcast has made me face reality and realize that i am indeed a Nerd. I am not ashamed to admit it and I will forever embrace it. Is this something you guys hear alot because nerd culture is so popular right now? If it is I’m sorry you had to hear that again. Thank you so much Chris Matt and Jonah you are all great and funny in a unique way that everyone should be privy to. Enjoy your burritos guys, I know i will.

  14. Spider_Dude says:

    Best comment of the Podcast…
    “Let your Nerd Flag Fly!”
    Ps Alison H,
    This is me asking you out with my brain >_<
    Heart You!

  15. Jeff Kelly says:

    Thank you for another great podcast.

    I enjoyed Alison’s personality and stories very much and – as I assume every other male listener (and some female probably) felt – she had me at the Animaniacs song.

    It also makes me a bit sad though, I’ve never in my whole life met any girl that was into “nerd stuff”. They seem to be out there yet I only meet the ones that look at me funny when I talk about things I really like.

    So it was enjoyable and a little sad both at once which is great. Thank you for putting it out there.

    A small suggestion production-wise if you don’t mind. I’ve had a few issues with the leveling on the podcast recently. It’s irritating to me when the sound is a t a normal level most of the time and then get’s really silent or really loud.

    Thanks and keep up the good work.