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Nerdist Podcast: Jessica Chobot
Episode 544: Nerdist Podcast
Jessica Chobot
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Nerdist Podcast: Jessica Chobot

Nerdist News’ own Jessica Chobot hangs out with Chris to talk about how Chris is responsible for Jessica meeting her husband, the ups and downs of being a new mom, being goth in high school, and hosting Nerdist News!

Listen to Jessica’s new podcast Bizarre States and watch Nerdist News!


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  1. cubeslave says:

    True, no one says “Figuratively 97 degrees” but sometimes folks will say a given temperature in a hyperbolic manner. If you are taking to someone and have a thermometer reading you want to throw in something to show you are not making things up. 
     Oh course, with Matt, I would still want him to show me the thermometer…

  2. Wraith says:

    I loved Jessica’s comment about GTA4 and her seeing targets walking down the street when she went outside. The game that affects me the most is Gran Turismo. You have to fight your desire to drive your car like a race car after playing it.

  3. Michael Thompson says:

    Both are considered Standard usage:
    “Than is both a subordinating conjunction, as in She is wiser than I am, and a preposition, as in She is wiser than me…. Since the following verb am is often dropped or “understood,” we regularly hear than I and than me. Some commentators believe that the conjunction is currently more frequent than the preposition, but both are unquestionably Standard. – See more at:

  4. Rob S. says:

    What if Nerdist got a Roku channel like Adam Carola?

  5. rich says:

    sorry. i said “nerdiest”, instead of nerdest.

  6. rich says:

    you must be new here. chris doesn’t give a fuck about whatever “nerd cred”, you care to box him in. i feel that this interview is an opportunity to learn about the people that work for him. this is some context of why we should give a shit about the people that contribute to this awesome nerdiest network.

  7. rich says:

    long live chobot! she is my favorite. and she is awesome. nuff said.

  8. Dan Riley says:

    Well, now I have another definition for “blowback.” Thanks, Chris and Jessica!

  9. GJensen13 says:

    great podcast!!! I would love to see more gaming information on NerdistNews Didn’t expect to hear about poop filled hands and blood stained thighs but now i can check that one off the podcast bucketlist

  10. objectivecyd says:

    You realize, @nerdist, that you have complete control over whether or not Jessica Chobot “ages out” of being a host.  And yes, those are air quotes around “ages out” because the whole “women in Hollywood have a shorter shelf life” while true in a factual sense, is complete and utter B.S. and does not have to apply to nerds or geeks or their culture.

  11. Eric S says:

    “ShitHands & PeriodFeet” is one of my favorite Sega Genesis games.

  12. rfinnes says:

    Jessica Chobot is definitely one of my new favorite humans.  

  13. atomsmith says:

    “than I” vs. “than me”
    IIRC, it’s a toss-up.  It all depends on whether you parse “than” as a (subordinating) conjunction (as Chris does) or as a preposition.  Consult any usage guide and you’ll see evidence for both.
    Personally, I use “than I”, since it sounds much more elitist.

  14. a says:

    this chick is the product of perpetual childhood. she will not age well as a mother or human being

  15. Jessica Chobot Rocks!

  16. Chobot Rules, Nerdist Rules, and Bizarre Estates Rules! Thanks for having her on, I completely agree with her mommy comments. It’s hard enough being the daddy, but mom gets no rest. Hope you guys bring her on for some hostful goodness or semi-regular episodes.

  17. JD says:

    Definitely “…bigger than I”. It’s a colloquial shortening of “…bigger than I am.”

  18. Ross says:

    Nighy is one of the best things in “Love, Actually”, and I highly recommend “Still Crazy”, where he plays another aging rocker, but a front man for a never-quite-made-it cult-favorite band(plus, you get Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall & Jimmy Nail–it’s a funny, lovely film), “Blow Dry”(with a great turn by Alan Rickman), and the quiet, touching “The Girl in the Cafe”.

  19. Arabrabbra says:

    WAIT, JESSICA! Is that a DEATHLY HALLOWS tattoo on your wrist! YESS! My nephew and I are getting those this summer!

  20. Arabrabbra says:

    LOVED the intro on this!! Although that was All 4 One Chris, not 98 Degrees LOL. Also the goth pic of Jessica is thee best. Good job, Nerdist crew!

  21. Tausif Khan says:

    I would love to see Nerdist News expand to 30 minutes on this website. It’s too short right now.
    It would be cool to see more comics and gaming segments and more interviews as a part of the regular Nerdist News show.

    Not really a horror person but will check the new podcast just because it is Jessica Chobot.

    • m3rc nate says:

      I’d say 15-20, 30 can burn people out….but I agree way way way too short. By the time I’m on YouTube it feels like a waste to watch it cause I already know the news of the day its covering and its only 3 minutes long so its just headlines. 

  22. Wildride says:

    If you like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, try Penny Dreadful.  Same basic concept and many of the same characters.  Also: Nudity.

  23. Everytime Jessica says her name at the top of Nerdist news… I start singing this:
    Djobi Djoba by the Gipsy Kings. (yes, i’m old)

  24. What a kickarse chick…. I wanna party with her.

  25. Andrew says:

    wouldn’t a blog post or article be more constructive than just e-mailing him directly? then we’d know what you mean by “nerdy”

  26. Omar says:

    Great podcast! I would love to listen to Jessica co-host the podcast from time to time. Her sense of humor fits right in place. :0)

  27. krell says:

    Thanks Chris for another great episode. Love chobot,she’s so funny and awesome. Blair on speakerphone at the end was great. Did you go over for barbeque and was it good?

  28. Lance says:

    That’s funny because you blocked my e-mails about calling you out on the abomination that is Muppets in Space. What are you hiding? Are you afraid we will find out that you tried to stick your hand in Kermit or tried to dirty up Fozzie’s jokes!?!?! TELL US THE TRUTH!?!?!

  29. English Dave says:

    Who’s this twat?

  30. sydney richardson says:

    This was great. Always fun when the interview changes and becomes more of a conversation.And Jessica should sit in on a hostful.

  31. Con says:

    You emailed him just to say his site isn’t nerdy enough?………punk.

  32. Axelsan says:

    Cute little Goth pre-Chobot.

  33. bluelily17 says:

    OMG the baby story was great to hear. They need a book full of those stories. Or a podcast. Just to dispel the myths of what moms go through.

  34. nickbehrman says:

    Parts of this podcast sound like Jessica’s annual performance review.

  35. jeff says:

    I love nerdist! I want to see nerdist news on a network somewhere with chobot and pereira together

  36. Buck says:

    Oddly, I really liked the intro. Can you guys do a host full road-trip and podcast in the car? Roadtrip shenanigans are the best.

  37. Jack says:

    I’m a midwestern kid too.  I too got married way too young and it didn’t work out.  What is it about that culture that makes kids feel like they need to get married right away.

    • Grant says:

      Much of the work in the midwest doesn’t require mental maturation and only needs bodies.  Farming, manufacturing, modern office work, etc. requires large populations of working age peoples to function.  I’m not saying everyone in the midwest works in these field, but certainly a higher percentage than the coasts and this influences the culture.  If everyone waits until they’re 35 to have children, the percentage of the population in the 18-65 working age will be smaller.  a higher percentage of the work on the coasts is intellectual and requires more education, training, and time which children do not afford.

  38. Awesome episode! Hearing Chobot bust out with “turtle head poops” was heeeelarious! I have a few punk rock (liberty spikes) photos that are pretty ridiculous. 

  39. LaconicLelex says:

    I really think that if you want to reach a larger gaming audience, that Nerdist needs to tackle Twitch and content streaming in general. 

  40. ImShane_H says:

    This was a great listen. Jessica is so funny. That goth picture is gold too.

  41. What Happened to the Quemments? says:

    Love me some Chobot. Such a great episode, glad you went past the usual hour with this one.

  42. Pr1m3 says:

    I actually enjoy Nerdist News quite much. I miss Attack :/

  43. Can’t argue grammar with Chris. His explanation for using the subjective pronoun after ‘than’ has Latin training written all over it. Btw, Chabot loved listening to you!! I was with you all the way through with everything you were saying.

  44. Aaron says:

    “Hey Goth dude, Brandon Lee called. He wants his…”

    Sigh… nevermind, I don’t even have the energy to make fun of Goths anymore. God I’m old.