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Episode 134: Nerdist Podcast
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Nerdist Podcast #134: JOHN HODGMAN

Hodgman talks moustaches, Steve Jobs, and his new book “That Is All,” available Nov. 1. If you listened to the Neil Gaiman episode then you already know that Hodgman is both spirit and flesh and exists everywhere and nowhere. He must be feared and revered. He. Is. THE HODGMAN.

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  1. Mary says:

    OK, no one will see this because this podcast is hella old and this comment is hella irrelevant but I almost ran myself off the road laughing at Hodgman and Hardwick saying movie titles that are euphemisms for pooping. Holy crap. Literally.

  2. JordanJ says:

    Jobs was…obsessed sounds negative…he was very concerned with other’s perception of him (as so many of us tend to be), coupled with an ‘A type’ personality. So I’m imagining Jobs just responding to email after email, in a ‘keeping appearances’ kind of exercise to appear as a personable guy. Which of course he would never allow himself to appear that concerned, because he’s too important to be concerned about the perception of those who are of moderate relevance.

  3. Alex says:

    The feeling that everything is a joke, running prank, is called impostor syndrome and is very common among academics (and I’d wager individuals with higher intellect in general).

  4. amysrevenge says:

    As I file through back episodes, I’ll add my go-to poop movie:

    A River Runs Through It

  5. PYTS says:

    Blazing Saddles


  6. Chris says:

    Dark Side of the Moon

  7. jjsaul says:

    I’m not well versed in musicals, but as for feature films…

    Curse of the Black Pearl
    The Paper Chase
    On Golden Pond

  8. Lexie says:

    Musical: Once Upon a Matress

  9. gmstevens says:

    Sweet Smell of Success.

    Works as a movie *and* a musical!

  10. masquito says:

    Yeah I was surprised that no one hit on The Producers after Young Frankenstein was mentioned. I am glad it got some life in the comments here. Because it was the first one I thought of. And Phantom of the Opera would take to much back story. “So there’s this Opera House where everyone can smell this horrible disfigured shit, but you can never find the stall it was dropped in. And then it kidnaps the leading lady of the current opera and takes her down into the sewers, and…”

    I am very confused as to how a few people on a podcast, talking about their personal experience with two computing platforms caused a few flame comments. John H. said something about how he was instantly attracted to the Mac because of how intuitive it was. That is the complete opposite of my personal experience. That doesn’t make either of us wrong, and it certainly does not upset me into boycotting his artistic output. People are so weird.

    Wait…. John Hodgman’s Artistic Output would be a *great* euphemism…

  11. Jason G says:

    Musical: Mamma Mia

  12. Keith says:

    Exile on main street
    Get your yayas out
    Being there
    Rocket to Russia
    Ride the lightning

    The scarlet pimpernel

  13. Kevin S says:

    The Producers

  14. David T says:

    More poop films:
    Children of Men
    Deuces Wild
    Smoking Aces
    Gone With The Wind
    The Fifth Element
    Big Fish
    The Big Lebowski
    Spirited Away (ghost poops)

    I’m done.

  15. jmill says:

    Film: Hoop Dreams

  16. jmill says:

    H.M.S. Pinafore

  17. Dotour says:

    Les Miserables!

  18. Charles says:

    The text under the image here is a pretty small, could stand to be a couple font sizes bigger.