Nerdist Podcast Nerdist Podcast: Phil Plait Live in Boulder Posted by Katie Levine on March 7, 2012 Share: Twitter Facebook Google+ Reddit Email It’s the Nerdist podcast live from beautiful Boulder, Colorado! With special science guest Phil Plait! Follow @BadAstronomer on Twitter! 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However, how can we communicate? montana says: April 6, 2012 at 11:00 pm One of the best of the best. Thank you all, sincerely. Andy says: March 20, 2012 at 8:15 am There’s a duplicate of the Jack Swigert statue in Washington, DC in the Capitol Building Visitor Center. It’s part of the Congressional Statuary Hall Collection. And if you can’t tell, I used to be a tour guide there. setlasmon says: March 12, 2012 at 10:25 am my least favorite malapropism is “CHEERSING”… arrrrrgh. I do not feel cool, calm and collective when someone says that. YOURE BETTER THAN THAT, HARDWICK!! Pat says: March 10, 2012 at 3:18 am Great podcast guys! keep them up and keep them funny! R.E. Dynamite says: March 9, 2012 at 11:32 am Perhaps my favorite podcast yet. Michelle says: March 9, 2012 at 10:23 am Gonna risk some hate but, as i was listening i couldnt help but hear Phil Plait sounding like Jim Carrey. Had a hard time visualizing the right person. :-/ Peter says: March 9, 2012 at 3:22 am Hilarious episode, and Phil was an awesome guest. But I gotta ask: What got into you guys before the show? Y’all seemed extra aggressive. J says: March 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm I’ve been listening, and a huge fan, all along. This is probably the best episode of the bunch. Everything (and everyone) that makes this show such a gem really came together–witty and “wheelhouse” guest, a titch aggressive, always kind. Thanks guys. Timothy Fletcher says: March 8, 2012 at 5:16 pm Phil sounded totally at ease. Like…really at ease. Like…at more ease than when he’s on SGU. And this was probably the best nerdist ever, and Phil killed. I wish more nerdist guests brought it like Phil. Bill says: March 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm A David Icke mention?! *shudders*.. Anyhoo… Great ep! tracy says: March 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm Dr. Phil Rocks!!!! He was by far one of the best guests lately Joe Cuffe says: March 8, 2012 at 11:41 am Here’s a little bit about the Denver airport “oddities” that the guys (and Phil) refer to in this episode: http://thechive.com/2012/03/08/something-is-rotten-in-the-denver-airport-25-photos/ saranoiamaxx says: March 8, 2012 at 11:24 am It’s so awesome to hear this again. More poop jokes than I remember, but that makes it even better the second time around! Man, you guys (including Phil Plait) are awesome. It’s refreshing to see people who are really kind to their fans. You certainly are four lovely human beings. Hope you enjoyed the Dalek cakes! Nearly had an asthma attack from running to get them from my car (wow, that doesn’t sound nerdy at all…) but it was totally worth it. #wheeze Tanya says: March 8, 2012 at 10:30 am I’m pretty sure you’ll find a great scientist for your Iowa City show, but you’d do best to find one in Ames (Iowa State University-where the first electronic digital Atanasoff-Berry computer was invented)! Or I suppose you could find a Capt. Kirk expert from Riverside, his future birthplace? Also this show was really funny, and I liked your guest Phil. His poor teen daughter….LOL! Fantas says: March 8, 2012 at 6:55 am @BadAstronomer: Fair enough, I guess I was hearing something that wasn’t there, then. I’ll have to give it another listen. Vincent S says: March 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm I’m currently listening to the Phil Plait vs Joe Rogan Moon video on youtube. I have to give props to Phil Plait for being calm throughout the whole debate. *Hi Fives air if Phil Plait’s hands were there* This was an awesome episode. I forgot that this was going to be a Hostful episode with guests rather than being a guest show with an audience… kinda wanted more Phil Plait stuff but the amount that is there, awesome. Haven’t laughed for that amount of time at nerd space jokes, ever :D. Great job Nerdcast! Oddly enough I was expecting more atheist stuff (since that’s most of the stuff I watch on youtube that Dr. Plait (?) is in) but I guess that only comes up when he really has to be in an opposition towards the other arguements or book releases :P. Jenn Zuko says: March 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm I just listened to it, and am still freaking my bean over hearing my quemment actually there (yes, with the Shatner quip intact). Thanks for coming out to Boulder, guys! Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) says: March 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm Fantas (http://www.nerdist.com/2012/03/nerdist-podcast-phil-plait-live-in-boulder/comment-page-1/#comment-70359): Hardwick is my biological father and I had thirteen Red Bulls before going on stage. Seriously though, I really don’t know what you mean. I had a great time, felt relaxed, and really enjoyed mixing it up with Matt about Apollo. Maybe the recording gives off a different vibe, but we all had a lot of fun. DC Universe repoot says: March 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm Awesome show 🙂 krantus says: March 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm I was actually really impressed at how witty Phil was. He put on a great show. Kept up with the banter really well Aj says: March 7, 2012 at 7:57 pm Holy shit, thank you SO much for not cutting out the William William Shatner (awful as it was, I was in tears laughing). Otherwise, great episode! Equal parts amusing/informative! Jackson Cordes says: March 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm Lol, I just realised your older than my parents and I’m a freshman in highschool! Sorry for making you feel old… DC Universe repoot says: March 7, 2012 at 5:21 pm God, I sound like an idiot when I listen to this back again… Kedj says: March 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm Is it me or do Phil Plait and Bill Nye sound really similar? Matt says: March 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm Where’s the Dan Harmon episode? Didnt he record one recently? First Nation says: March 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm I am so excited to hear this one! It is about time that Phil jumped on the Nerdist. Tim Minchin, Adam Savage, and Neil deGrasse Tyson are among my favorite skeptics. odin42 says: March 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm I dont need to listen to this, because i LIVED IT. But im going to anyway. Fantas says: March 7, 2012 at 11:38 am Yep, meant Jonah, not “Johan.” Anyways. Very interesting episode. Fantas says: March 7, 2012 at 11:37 am Glad Mira’s standup is better, look forward to hearing it on the podcast again. The only thing that occurs to me after this podcast is how strangely insecure and confrontational Plait seems. Is that because his daughters in the audience or he has bad blood with Hardwick or what? I’ve never heard a guest be as… I don’t know. On edge. Hearing Johan be quiet for twenty minutes and then say “Yeah, Matt” cracked me up, though. krantus says: March 7, 2012 at 11:10 am I was at the show and he killed the stand up. Huge improvement from the cluster. I liked it then but he was pretty hilarious. Loved the Boulder show, ChriJoMa. Love the podcast and you guys Fantas says: March 7, 2012 at 10:54 am Mira’s stand up wasn’t so hot on the cluster but he’s quick as hell on a panel. I just listened to the 9.30 Club episode before this, and Mira’s quicker and funnier than either of the other two. This is really his forte. I take back everything bad I ever said. Gabriel says: March 7, 2012 at 10:17 am Great episode. One of the best you all have done. Had to keep looking out the window so everyone wouldn’t see me laughing my ass off in my office.