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Episode 9: Nerdist Podcast
Mike Shinoda
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Nerdist Podcast #9: Mike Shinoda

You may notice that the pic for this post does not have a Nerdist Podcast logo woven into it in any way. This is because it’s part of a contest whose details will be revealed in the episode…

Oooooooooooo! sNeAkY!!!  (click on the pic for higher res)

Send all entries to with the subject “Go For It!”

Recently I became email pals with Mike Shinoda of the band Linkin Park and have found him to be two of my favorite things: super-smart and super-nice. This is a special “one-on-one” podcast, with just Mike and myself, as Jonah and Matt were both out of town doing out of town things. Don’t worry, though, I’m sure Matt was liking the Dave Matthews Band wherever he was.


  1. Iona says:

    love Mike Shinoda!! and thats a great interview

  2. sarah says:

    I call bullshit. Do nerds listen to Linkin Park? I’m pretty sure people who beat up nerds do. Not cool.

  3. lauren says:

    can’t believe i found this! just amazing!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Who won the book…and what was the winning entry?

  5. John Poison says:

    How amazing is this? My two heroes on one podcast. Outstanding.

  6. John Poison says:

    Mike Shinoda was on the Nerdist podcast?! Where the hell was I?!

  7. phantombread says:

    Hey, Chris Hardwick, I’m pretty sure it was David Foster Wallace (RIP) who developed the whole “filter age” angle. In the foreword he wrote to The Best American Essays 2007, of which he was the editor, he talked about his role as “the decider” for the people who would read, or consume, the book. It was, as always with Wallace, an insight of mind bending prescience.

  8. adam halll says:

    Dear Nerdist Podcast,
    I love your show. You fuckin rock. I think you should have Henry Winkler on the show. He is a really nice guy and I think you would get along really well.

    Adam Hall

  9. Jeremy says:

    I guess well never get an answer about a chance to buy the “Go for it” MP3 :(