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Nerdist Podcast: Lindi Ortega
Episode 449: Nerdist Podcast
Lindi Ortega
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Nerdist Podcast: Lindi Ortega

Chris sits down with the lovely Lindi Ortega to talk about her most recent tour and her dream to be a tornado chaser, and she plays a song just for the podcast!

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  1. Lindi Ortega is such an awesome musician, loved the podcast. I also had dreams of chasing tornado’s, alas it’s they’re also my greatest fear..

  2. David says:

    Thanks for introducing me to Lindi Ortega. I really like her music and the interview was great. One of my favorite parts about the Nerdist is listening to a person I don’t know and then coming out of the podcast enjoying their work. Thanks!

  3. Stan says:

    @Ben Lindi has a song about murdering someone and burying his body in a cornfield, another one about committing suicide and getting locked out of Heaven, and another one about sleeping with a dead body. So yeah. You think that topic is too dark? Lindi was born in darkness. Molded by it. She’s like the Bane of country music. Except she’s not like a giant muscley dude. But yeah. You get my point.

  4. Ben says:

    (not sure if my comment before got posted)
    bottomline: she is great and maybe consider the story of Tim Samaras for a tornado chasing song.

  5. Ben says:

    First, awesome. Been listening to her Little Red Boots album (So Sad) and can’t wait to hear the other two. Second, not sure if it is too dark, but for a tornado song you could tackle the story of Tim Samaras (via nat geo ). I was thinking of the Drive-By Truckers song Tornadoes as you were talking about it. Theirs isn’t too scientific though.

    Anyways, Chris, thanks for introducing to me an amazing singer.

  6. Nichole says:

    I had a brief phase where I wanted to be a Tornado chaser (this was after Twister, mind you ) :p

  7. chris hardwick says:

    @Mike: you’re dumb.

  8. Chad says:

    Neko Case has a great metaphorical love song told from a tornado’s point of view. Check out “This Tornado Loves You”.

  9. Goodness me :-) so gorgeous… loved the song x x

  10. Stan says:

    You guys didn’t talk about the fact that you’re both Philosophy majors! Because that would be such a riveting conversation.

  11. Raulie Huevos says:

    After hearing Chris mention her on the Podcast forever ago, I went out and bought “Little Red Boots” and have been a fan ever since. Her new album “Tin Star” soooo good. Unfortunately I missed her recent Bay Area show.

  12. Raulie Huevos says:

    After hearing Chris mention her on the Podcast forever ago, I went out bought Little Red Boots and her been a fan ever since. Her new album “Tin Star” is soooo good. Unfortunately I missed her recent show down in the Bay Area.

  13. herbert says:

    lindi ortega…rocks…she is a beautiful talented…rock star and she is down to earth…i seen in concert twice…in los angeles and arizona…she rocks…and her music hits your soul.

  14. Mike says:

    How cool! I used to be friends with Lindi on LiveJournal way back in the days when LJ was still a thing. I listened to some of her music back then and really dug it, and it’s so nice to see her succeed and now collide with my favorite podcast. Can’t wait to listen.