Nerdist Podcast Nerdist Podcast: They Might Be Giants Posted by Katie Levine on March 9, 2012 Share: Twitter Facebook Google+ Reddit Email Chris hangs out with the Johns (Linnell and Flansburgh) in Santa Cruz before their show to talk about They Might Be Giants, podcasting and creating music that cannot be categorized. art by zSquid Tags nerdist, they might be giants Related Posts What's New What's Trending THE MUMMY Trailer Brings Universal Monsters Into Modern Day article SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Salutes Christmas' Other Savior, The Re-Gifted Candle, in Song article The Makers of DON'T BREATHE Discuss the Appeal of Horror Today article WESTWORLD Recap: The Violent End article Chris Hardwick Created a New Character For TWD: NO MAN'S LAND article THE WALKING DEAD Recap: Negan Tells Carl to "Sing Me a Song" article Enter THE ADVENTURE ZONE with a New Graphic Novel Series (Exclusive) article There's a Very Specific Reason Medieval Castles Stairs Were All Counter-Clockwise article New STAR WARS Rumor! Is This Why We’re Not Getting an Obi-Wan Spinoff? video Comments Sweendiggitydog says: July 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm SO. GOOD. Thanks! reid nystrom says: October 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm http://www.soundwagon.jp/ toy car record player Dale says: August 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm “Music that cannot be categorized” sounds like a category and therefore wrong for TMBG. Just sayin’. Great interview! Thanks. Daniel says: April 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm Great podcast (as per usual) but must say that I spent a fair amount of time with the volume way too loud trying to listen to Jonathan Coulton over the great conversation. Definitely heard Je Suis Rick Springfield. Long story short, I’d love it if you got JoCo on especially for another musical special as I still go back to listen to the first one and I just want more great comedy/nerd music! Amanda says: March 21, 2012 at 4:39 am Best hour of nerd-porn ever. I’m all for shilling at the top of the show, this way I can afford to digitize all my old comedy albums. And you must call Tom Lehrer. Now. Patty Marvel says: March 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm Please interview Tom Lehrer!!!! Evan says: March 12, 2012 at 8:55 am i really, really, really, REALLY LOVE the podcast but if you are going to have someone making marker sounds or writing sounds or what ever i heard throughout the entire interview then I cant listen… I know… it’s just me, but that writing sound is like nails on a chalkboard for me. It’s on par with people eating on podcasts which also gets under my skin. It sucks that my first comment is a complaint but ive listened to every single episode and this was the first i had to turn off. I hope to turn this into a noodle story and move on with my life. with that said, I wanna mention TMBG does it like a boss! ps Lucy says: March 12, 2012 at 8:49 am TMBG? Yes! Thank you for making my Monday morning awesome! Carl says: March 12, 2012 at 8:12 am Aaaagh! Being born in 1980, I grew up with TMBG! I can sing along with practically every song from Lincoln, Flood, Apollo 18, John Henry, and Factory Showroom! Ken C says: March 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm Podcast great. Intro ads painless – even FUN. TMBG and Plaitt heroes of the kooky. Matt Mira is perhaps gassy, needs burping. Jonah is the brother in wish I had. Chris is the hub of enthusiasm and likability. I’ve listened to every second of every show at least once and two live shows in person. Nerdist Empire rising. Can I pull the lever on Alderan when you build Nerdstar? Do I get goofy helmet with huge visor? Chris Bell says: March 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm As one voice among far too many, I appreciate the intros. You always try to make it entertaining on some level and it’s a cheap trade-off for an hour of good. I’ve heard TMBG in several interviews now and they are always entertaining. I wouldn’t mind hearing these guys do their own podcast about stuff in general. Oh, and Dad is great. He give us the chocolate cake. corinne says: March 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm My dad had one of those bus record player things… scratches your records an unfortunate amount. Still kiiinda cool though. Meagan says: March 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm Guys….I just found an article on NPR about a new fitness app. If you’ve not already heard about it…. it’s called Zombie, Run! ” The premise of “Zombies, RUN!” is simple: you are “Runner 5″ set out on a mission to collect supplies and accomplish different objectives in a post-apocalyptic world. The app takes you through 13 audio missions, all which feature an ongoing story that you are an active part of and that involves the occasional zombie chase”. Three Toes of Fury says: March 10, 2012 at 4:57 am . Jo….I too was home-schooled on Fat Albert….and i must say that to this day i still question the institutions choice of putting Professor Mush-mouth in charge of the speech therapy program. conjunction junction…whatssss your function….hoookin up verbs and phrases and clauses! Peace & Sittin here on capitol hill, 3ToF Jo says: March 10, 2012 at 3:36 am Perchance on the podcast? That would be awesome! 🙂 My previous comment may have seemed a bit negative…but I wanted to be clear I have the utmost respect for Dr. Cosby. I was home-schooled and Fat Albert was one of the few shows my mom encouraged us to watch…that and School House Rocks! 🙂 Chris Hardwick says: March 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm Whether or not Cosby wrote a dissertation, I totally believe that he deserved the distinction. Also, no matter what, one could argue that “Himself” was an EXCELLENT dissertation on human behaviorism. I really hope I get to see him live some day… Jo says: March 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm I thought Bill Cosby earned his doctorate too…but after a little Google-ing, I’m not so certain. But I would say at least he is someone who has respect in the black community trying to improve it. http://www.who2.com/blog/2010/12/from-dropout-to-doctorate-a-bill-cosby-educational-timeline Nora says: March 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm Bill Cosby earned his Ed.D. in 1978. Earned, I tell you. He wrote a dissertation and everything. Three Toes of Fury says: March 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm . Lets just take a quick look at my bucket list…. 5) See the Monkees in concert…check. 4) Disprove the Mikey-died-via-pop-rocks-and-coke rumors by repeating experiment on self….check. 3) Live long enough to see someone try and adapt The Watchmen…check. 2) Build replica Tom Servo…check. 1) Make Chris H laugh to return the favor of the countless laughs he’s brought me…….check and mate! Chris…thanks for the props, made my day. And thanks again for what you are continually doing to bring we nerdists together…its fan-friggin-tastic. Peace & WHATEVER YOU DO…DONT BLINK! 3ToF Joe R says: March 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm Thats so cool that they mentioned shooting star one of my friends Uncle was in Shooting Star! Mistletoe says: March 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm AV Club is a cesspool. There’s a really easy solution to the issue of having to listen to plugs at the top of the show. Fast fucking forward. Bertrand russel says: March 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm For some reason, the filename ends in “_1.mp3” – I didn’t download doubles, so I’m wondering: is there more to come? Have been listening to Flood for the last 2 months again for the first time in years. TMBG FTW! Tom Steele says: March 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm You guys mentioned Firesign Theater, and then Peter Bergman just died. Maybe you guys need to stop bringing up Tom Lehrer:( Junior says: March 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm who the hell complains about listening to Chris’s sweet voice at the beginning of the podcast?!?! this is a free podcast who is soon coming out with a free app with no ads. enjoy the gift that is Nerdist! and stop bitching! Chris Hardwick says: March 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm @3toF: THOSE ARE ALL FANTASTIC three toes of fury says: March 9, 2012 at 11:46 am . Was Istanbul now Chris-tantanople! Make a little nerdhouse in your soul! Hardwickle Man (#bad-attempt-to-pun-Particle-man) Chris Hardwick says: March 9, 2012 at 11:40 am @Dave: I believe that goes up next Wed! Dave says: March 9, 2012 at 11:30 am When is the Dan Harmon SF Sketchfest Nerdist going up? Michelle says: March 9, 2012 at 11:13 am okay, so seriously, get out of my ipod! Wilco, Cake, They might be giants, Lehrer; what an amazing list of guests you guys have had. i am always entertained listening you and Matt and Jonah, but this transcends. and thanks for phil plait, i refreshed a lot of that side of my brain with that. thank you, thank you. highwyre237 says: March 9, 2012 at 10:25 am Alright nerdist… I feel violated… Ben Folds, Wilco, Cake, AND NOW? TMBG… honestly, stop penetrating my music vagina… clivodimars says: March 9, 2012 at 10:13 am so many music themed casts as of late! this pleases clivo… Sharon says: March 9, 2012 at 10:06 am Yay!