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Nerdist Podcast: Robert Kirkman Returns
Episode 476: Nerdist Podcast
Robert Kirkman Returns
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Nerdist Podcast: Robert Kirkman Returns

Robert Kirkman returns to the podcast! He talks about reading comics on the toilet, The Walking Dead Escape obstacle course, and what he has planned for the future of The Walking Dead, both comic and TV show!


  • Chris, thank you for being awesome. Don’t worry about what shitty people say to you, about you or whatever. You are too critical of yourself. You are passionate about what you do, and maybe that is why people feel the need to bitch to you.

    Great podcast! Walking Dead and Talking Dead cannot get here quick enough.

  • Great Show! Always love hearing Robert on Nerdist or Talking Dead, he is a great and funny guest. Keep up the great work and keep your head(s) up Chris, Matt and Jonah.

  • Great podcast!! I don’t listen that often, but I’m really glad I listened to this one. I was laughing pretty much throughout the entire show. The Walking Dead and Talking Dead can’t get here soon enough!

  • Hello fellow commentertainers. Here is my proposal:

    Person A. If you have a constructive criticism, proceed to suggest it in a calm manner, using a maximum of one exclamation mark per sentence.

    Person B. If you wish to issue a rebuttal, please show courtesy and for the love of our sweet, cuckolding Mary, Mother of God, please don’t slam your fellow man with sarcastic cries relating to ‘free content’.

    A. I get it, the podcast is important to you and you want to enjoy it as much as you can.

    B. I also get it, the podcast is important to you and you are a little defensive of Chris and over eager to White Knight him.

    It’s ok. We’re all here for the same reason. Let’s enjoy the goodness and try not to be the reason someone feels bad, today.

    *hands out flowers*

    *rides into sunset*

  • Jesus goddamn Christ on drums! Who the fuck was talking into the mic for over an hour?! This is a travesty! How dare you put out a podcast with CONTENT and GUESTS!

    A travesty, I tell you….


  • Another great podcast! Kirkman is one funny fucker and this is up there for me with the Neko Case episode.

    BTW, Matt: I am 100% serious about the Canadian Women’s Curling Team “Love On Ice” reality show.

  • WTF you guys? I so laughed out loud during this episode… yes, a true LOL…. please keep up the crazy shit! Please don’t forget that us 60 year olds have a sense of humor! WTF is this shit about 35 being the age???? Fuck you guys! I love your show!

  • Chris, people in the middle ages (or before the invention of penicillin) dis NOT die at 35.

    You basically have given yourself the answer mere seconds after you role that myth again: child mortality was high. Insanely high. Only ten or twenty percent made it to 20. Now do the math. Two people grow up to be 80. Eight die within the first twenty years. 80+80+8*10 (10 is the median of 0 to 20) = 240.

    Boom. Life expectancy 24 for them all. Because expectancy is the median of all ages at death.

  • This episode’s chemistry was great-I was surprised by how hilarious and witty Kirkman is in person. His abilty to banter and confidently jab with you guys should help dispel the stereotype about the socially awkward, “shut in” style comic/graphic novel writer. I hope you have him back soon.

  • I think the show Finding Bigfoot is primarily motivated by Kirkmans first Nerdist appearance. Once those tardies find one I anticipate a squatch rape. FYI tardies, your dicks are going to look tiny when you force it to jerk you off with that huge foot.

  • A post in which I nerd about the most inconsequential part of the interview. Talking about Chew and Y The Last Man in the same podcast! This warms the cockles of my heart. :-)

    The only thing that could have made this better was a Locke and Key reference but I know you already did that a handful of episodes ago.

  • Since we’re talking weird crossovers, could we have Bob Saget worked into the Walking Dead where he is just alone in a house in front of two dead kids telling them about when he was younger and sleeping around a lot?

  • Ok, I listened again and made a list for anyone else interested.

    Chris and Robert talked about these books:
    – Saga
    – Chew
    – Sex Criminals
    – Manhattan Projects
    – East of West
    – Hawkeye
    – Y: The Last Man

    And Jonah mentioned these:
    – Sweet Tooth
    – Asterious Polyp

    • Thank you overmuch, Carly; I’ve read it twice, but every time I go to try and recommend Asterious Polyp, I have to relisten to the ep to nab the name.  

      I had thought they’d also mentioned Alice in Sunderland, but given your list and my own apparent incompetence, I’ll not be using Nerdist as the recommendation point. That book is DFW-ish in awesometacion, though, and I can only frown in disgust at my knucklwalkin’ expressions.  Oh well.. 

      I’m overlong in this; again, thanks, what you did was awesome. 

  • I guess I’m the only one who didn’t like this episode, only because it felt like Kirkman was kind of being a bully. Like he was trying to be funny but to me it just felt mean. I haven’t listened to his other episode, so maybe its a ‘thing’, but I didn’t like it, it made me feel bad for Chris. Probs just being overly sensitive.

  • I definitely have to agree about the segment regarding shows getting made and cancelled. I’m a huge Supernatural fan, so I’m very happy about it’s longevity, but that’s very atypical of shows I enjoy. There are dozens of examples of shows that were fantastic, but still got the axe. I recently finished the 2 lone seasons of Alphas on SyFy. Fantastic plot, great character development, X-Men style abilities, and it gets the axe so that SyFy can launch another ghost hunting show or a reboot of Scare Tactics. It’s really sad.