Chris may not prefer tooting his own horn, but, not being Chris, I don’t have to abide by that rule. So I’ll toot his… no, wait, that isn’t coming out right. I won’t toot anything. All I’ll do is point out that the Onion’s A.V. Club did a ranking of the Best Podcasts of 2010, and, yes, the Nerdist Podcast is on there. The column calls the Nerdist podcast “A freewheeling, hourlong conversation presided over by TV/stand-up vet Chris Hardwick… more like a laid-back conversation with friends than an interview show,” and “consistently fascinating,” and who are we to argue?
Others on the list include Paul F. Tompkins’ “The Pod F. Tompkast,” Scott Aukerman’s “Comedy Death-Ray Radio,” “WTF with Marc Maron,” Jimmy Pardo’s “Never Not Funny,” ESPN’s “The B.S. Report with Bill Simmons,” Slate’s “Hang Up And Listen” and “Culture Gabfest,” Doug Benson’s “Doug Loves Movies,” “Filmspotting,” Maureen Ryan and Ryan McGee’s “Talking TV With Ryan and Ryan,” NPR’s “Pop Culture Happy Hour,” Dan Savage’s “Savage Love,” “The Moth,” and HowStuffWorks.com’s “Stuff You Should Know.” Hard to argue with most of these. And there are many more; this is a great time for podcasts, especially comedy podcasts. Name your favorites in the comments.
And, oh, yeah, there’s a nice interview with Mr. Hardwick along with it; read that by clicking here.