Nerdist Podcast Nerdist Podcast: Jessica Chobot Posted by Katie Levine on July 9, 2014 Share: Twitter Facebook Google+ Reddit Email 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! Tags Bizarre States, jessica chobot, nerdist, nerdist news Comments cubeslave says: September 8, 2014 at 10:05 am 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… Wraith says: July 17, 2014 at 11:33 am 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. Michael Thompson says: July 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm Chris, 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: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/than-i-versus-than-me?page=1#sthash.ks9FS9RV.dpuf“ Rob S. says: July 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm What if Nerdist got a Roku channel like Adam Carola? rich says: July 15, 2014 at 12:21 am sorry. i said “nerdiest”, instead of nerdest. rich says: July 15, 2014 at 12:18 am 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. rich says: July 14, 2014 at 11:24 pm long live chobot! she is my favorite. and she is awesome. nuff said. Dan Riley says: July 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm Well, now I have another definition for “blowback.” Thanks, Chris and Jessica! GJensen13 says: July 14, 2014 at 8:41 am 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 objectivecyd says: July 13, 2014 at 12:16 pm 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. Eric S says: July 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm “ShitHands & PeriodFeet” is one of my favorite Sega Genesis games. rfinnes says: July 12, 2014 at 11:49 am Jessica Chobot is definitely one of my new favorite humans. atomsmith says: July 12, 2014 at 12:19 am “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. VH says: July 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm “Than” is never a preposition. It’s always a conjunction. jessica Duffy says: July 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm False a says: July 11, 2014 at 6:31 pm this chick is the product of perpetual childhood. she will not age well as a mother or human being EastAmherstbias says: July 13, 2014 at 9:31 pm Uh Huh aren’t you fun at parties Jessica Chobot says: July 13, 2014 at 9:55 pm I’m already37, sofar sogood! Shawn Patrick Vause says: July 14, 2014 at 5:00 am p3wn3d VH says: July 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm I guess it just feels good to be a fuckhead sometimes, huh? rich says: July 14, 2014 at 11:20 pm please stop trying to impress us with your armchair psychoanalysis, and just enjoy the free content. please remember that most listeners have more life experience than you. we are capable of deciding our own choices. thanks, but no. Jessica Duffy says: July 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm im pretty sure her therapist should be the judge of that Vaughn Baskin says: July 11, 2014 at 11:56 am Jessica Chobot Rocks! ItsaGuyThingPod says: July 11, 2014 at 11:23 am 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. JD says: July 11, 2014 at 8:30 am Definitely “…bigger than I”. It’s a colloquial shortening of “…bigger than I am.” Ross says: July 11, 2014 at 7:05 am 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”. Arabrabbra says: July 11, 2014 at 6:20 am WAIT, JESSICA! Is that a DEATHLY HALLOWS tattoo on your wrist! YESS! My nephew and I are getting those this summer! sillybiri84 says: July 11, 2014 at 7:00 am That would be a Triforce tattoo from Legend of Zelda. Arabrabbra says: July 11, 2014 at 11:19 am Well JK Rowling did steal basically EVERYTHING in Harry from other sources so that makes sense Niro says: July 11, 2014 at 10:56 am Boooo this man(or woman)! Arabrabbra says: July 11, 2014 at 6:19 am 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! Tausif Khan says: July 11, 2014 at 2:38 am 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: July 15, 2014 at 2:34 am 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. Wildride says: July 10, 2014 at 6:21 pm If you like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, try Penny Dreadful. Same basic concept and many of the same characters. Also: Nudity. Sayuri Rupani-Hayes says: July 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm Everytime Jessica says her name at the top of Nerdist news… I start singing this: http://youtu.be/gneiPSRy5Dw?t=1m24s Djobi Djoba by the Gipsy Kings. (yes, i’m old) Carlito's Whey says: July 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm What a kickarse chick…. I wanna party with her. Andrew says: July 10, 2014 at 4:14 pm 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” Omar says: July 10, 2014 at 11:44 am 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) krell says: July 10, 2014 at 11:17 am 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? Lance says: July 10, 2014 at 11:05 am 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!?!?! Bruce Gutter says: July 10, 2014 at 4:18 pm Hey, stop picking on my best friend! @RJ_RedneckJedi Lance says: July 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm You might want to re-consider who your taste in friends, then. Lance says: July 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm Scratch that who, lol. English Dave says: July 10, 2014 at 9:23 am Who’s this twat? Lance says: July 10, 2014 at 11:19 am Some creepy dude that is 1 step away from killing some college co-ed. sydney richardson says: July 10, 2014 at 9:21 am This was great. Always fun when the interview changes and becomes more of a conversation.And Jessica should sit in on a hostful. Con says: July 10, 2014 at 8:50 am You emailed him just to say his site isn’t nerdy enough?………punk. Axelsan says: July 10, 2014 at 8:21 am Cute little Goth pre-Chobot. bluelily17 says: July 10, 2014 at 8:05 am 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. objectivecyd says: July 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm The comment above me? All. These. Things. nickbehrman says: July 10, 2014 at 7:46 am Parts of this podcast sound like Jessica’s annual performance review. jeff says: July 10, 2014 at 7:12 am I love nerdist! I want to see nerdist news on a network somewhere with chobot and pereira together Buck says: July 10, 2014 at 7:12 am 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. Jack says: July 10, 2014 at 6:38 am 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: July 10, 2014 at 11:03 am 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. Daniel Segura says: July 10, 2014 at 5:45 am 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. LaconicLelex says: July 10, 2014 at 1:32 am I really think that if you want to reach a larger gaming audience, that Nerdist needs to tackle Twitch and content streaming in general. ImShane_H says: July 10, 2014 at 1:03 am This was a great listen. Jessica is so funny. That goth picture is gold too. What Happened to the Quemments? says: July 9, 2014 at 9:39 pm Love me some Chobot. Such a great episode, glad you went past the usual hour with this one. Pr1m3 says: July 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm I actually enjoy Nerdist News quite much. I miss Attack :/ Wendee Welwood says: July 9, 2014 at 7:43 pm 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. Dr Grammar says: July 12, 2014 at 12:13 am Nominative pronoun, dear. Wendee Welwood says: July 26, 2014 at 3:49 pm Who’s being all accusative? Aaron says: July 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm “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. Nate M. says: July 9, 2014 at 8:18 pm Shouldn’t that last line be… “Goth I’m old. M says: July 10, 2014 at 8:50 am Brandon Lee called?!?! He’s back from the dead?!?!