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Nerdist Podcast: Spoon
Episode 555: Nerdist Podcast
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Nerdist Podcast: Spoon

Britt Daniels and Alex Fischel of Spoon sit down with Chris at Swinghouse Studios to talk about their newest album and toy record players, and they play two songs off Spoon’s newest album!

Get Spoon’s new album “They Want My Soul,” out tomorrow, August 5th!

Photo Credit: Matt Funhall


  1. girl says:

    Chris I am pretty pretty sure you can get groupies.  Come to Michigan . . . I am sure my fiance won’t mind 😉 

  2. Pete says:

    It’s a good thing Kyle was in this podcast, or it’d have just been Chris talking to himself.  Earth to band…  time to say something…

  3. Jamie Robus says:

    never heard of them,are the ones at the back father and son

  4. DiHard11 says:

    This was a fun episode. I am really enjoying “They Want My Soul”  BTW the second song is “I Just Don’t Understand.” 

    I can see why Spoon is one of CH’s favorite bands.

    Question: I’m new to Spoon.  What do you suggest I do to catch up?  Start at the first album and work my way forward?  What is everyone’s favorite Spoon album?  Thanks in advanced! 

    • JOE says:

      Check out “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga”- its a great place to start

    • Chris says:

      Agreed that Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is a great introduction. If that tickles your fancy I also recommend –

      “Girls Can Tell” – Probably their poppiest album

      “Kill the Moonlight” – More electronic and experimental than their other albums, but still definitely spoon. Also has “The Way We Get By” on it, which is probably their biggest hit.

      “A Series of Sneaks” – One of their earliest records, but is a whole rawer and barebones than their newer stuff. Kind of reminds me of early Strokes.

      The new album is really good too though!

    • Patrick says:

      Another vote for Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, but I’d put Gimme Fiction as a close second.

  5. Tom Steele says:

    Chris has been single for 5 weeks? Did I miss a hostful?

  6. Chris says:

    Spoon is easily my favorite band. I was so pumped for this, but this was a really disappointing podcast. I like Chris Hardwick, but the guy is completely out of his element whenever he’s not speaking to actors/comedians. It didn’t even seem like he’s heard any of their music before.

    • noelblue says:

      Disappointing in what way? Honest question, I really enjoyed it, and curious what I missed. I do think Chris asks questions in a similar style/often abstract direction to all his questions, but it might stand out a bit more with musicians? 

    • Spoon is also one of my favorite bands. I think this episode was quite similar to the Divine Fits episode in that Chris seemed a bit uncomfortable. I think it could possibly be b/c he gets nervous around people he perceives to be really cool (like most of us) and Britt exudes that rock star cool.

    • Patrick says:

      I don’t think Chris does a poor job with musicians (try the Josh Homme episode), I think that Britt just doesn’t bother to hold up his end of the conversation.

  7. Art says:

    Jonah sounds terrible on this podcast what is wrong with his voice.

  8. Bill T. says:

    How is it that Kyle made it to this podcast but Jonah Ray didn’t?  Jonah be slippin’.

  9. Wildride says:

    So, you’re looking for one of these:
    You can almost hear the audio above the sound of the wheels:

  10. Wildride says:

    Breakup Song:
    They just don’t write ’em like that anymore.