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Episode 76: Nerdist Podcast
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Nerdist Podcast #76: XENI JARDIN

Scheduling conflicts prohibited a hostful podcast this week, but fortunately Xeni Jardin has been slotted to cover it! I’ve been wanting her on for AGES, so I’m glad it finally happened. Xeni is not only an overlord at Boing Boing, but also one of the smartest humans on the planet and a genuine pleasure to talk to. And yes, ending a sentence with “to” is considered poor grammar, which today I am bad at. Further proven by ending a sentence with “at”.


  1. Mike says:

    I love that you guys mentioned the Parker-Stone Princess shorts. Their full titles are Princess Hears a Strange Noise and Princess Meets Officer Friendly for anyone craving something more than a wee bit twisted. There’s probably a Mira-body checker guy/coroner joke to be had there somewhere too after watching those.

  2. Dan says:

    Just listened to the podcast, I drew up a quick ASCIIfied Nerdist logo, but I’m not sure if this board will support a PRE tag…
    So here’s a quick test…

  3. MrPlow says:

    Has anyone found the boingboing post about the business card that Xeni discussed?

  4. smartbunny says:

    I used to read bOING bOING as a print zine in the 90’s, when I had my own zine. I think podcasts are the new zines.


  5. NotThatChris says:

    Dammit, someone already pointed out the cheesy German horror film about plasticine bodies (there’s a sequel that I’m sure is cheesier, but since the only reason I saw the first Anatomie was my crush on Franke Potente I never saw the mostly Potente-less part two). That’s what I get for being behind on my podcast listening. Now I have noting to contribute to the conversation, so I’ll just get on with going out and doing things I enjoy.

  6. Bill Cosby says:

    Chrs Hrdwck s bg stpd wn nd ‘m gng t fck hs mm.

  7. CJWellman says:

    Xeni was an absolutely delightful guest. I follow her on twitter and it was neat to get to know her better through this podcast interview. After listening to this episode, I went back and listened to some of the older episodes I haven’t heard yet and picked the Rob Zombie interview. That one was fucking fantastic as well. And that led me to think….Chris, for a full blown nerd, you have the fucking coolest friends in the industry! It’s great to hear where the podcast started and where it is today. You guys should be so proud of what you’ve created here.
    Oh and I would *so* purchase a ‘Free Matt Mira’ shirt. That would be an insta-buy for me!

  8. Chrissy says:

    It finally hit me — Xeni’s voice is what would result if Jackie Kashian and Paula Poundstone mated and produced a voice. Great ep, great podcast. Thanks as always!

  9. ArtChemist says:

    Luv the guests. Hope you can put up a link to that animation.

  10. don says:

    Hey Nerdist Dudes,

    I first heard about Nerdist a few months ago and I’ve been addicted since the first listen; I absolutely love the show. Your guests are usually awesome, and the hostful podcasts are by far some of the best podcasts available. That said, I haven’t been able to make it through the last two “guestful”(?) podcasts.

    I don’t mean this to be a dickish quemment, and I know you guys really enjoyed these guests, and other listeners probably did too, but to me they were super boring. Like I said, not trying to be a dickface, just giving some feedback.

    Also, I think a “Free Matt Mira” t-shirt would sell great. Proceeds could go towards freeing Matt Mira from his fruit stand job. I, for one, would defintiely buy one.

    Keep up the good work.