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Episode 227: Nerdist Podcast
Fred Armisen and Carrie…
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Nerdist Podcast: Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

The hilarious Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein tell us how they come up with ideas for Portlandia, Fred talks about his days in the Blue Man Group, and we learn that old people love listening to The Nerdist!

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  1. Dot says:

    Loved this. Chris and Fred talking to each other was the most dreamy. I love listening to talented boys who are confident in their sexuality and friendship and mutual respect for each others talent. Glad to learn a bit more about Carrie too.

    Next time you come to Phoenix, my sister and I WILL ask for and get an uncomfortably long hug from Chris. We chickened out last month.

  2. Kyle Starr says:


    Great comment about pushing music away because you were listening to punk. I feel like I missed out on so many great musical ideas and sounds because the band/composer wasn’t “punk”

    Sigh… playing catch-up…

  3. Jorge Burgos says:

    i dont see why there is a lot of hostile comments, i waited a long time for this podcast, thank you for posting the podcast

  4. Matt Grandis says:

    Well, if anyone wants to be my slave, you could help looking through old comment threads and pick out some choice complaints. I’m currently setting up a little website on The plan is to collect complaints and have people vote if they are “reasonable” or “douchey”. Anyone’s interested?