Coming up this week on the Nerdist Podcast Network (subject as always to schedule changes, production issues, and random mishaps):
After a Hostful Nerdist Podcast comes your way, we’ll have Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on to talk about comedy and movies and Canada and their new R-rated animated movie Sausage Party, sentient food voiced by an all-star cast, and producing the TV version of Preacher. So there’ll be plenty to talk about.
Maltin on Movies has a great, great guest this week, Phil Proctor, who you would know… well, you’d know his voice, because he’s been everywhere, most notably as Phil and Lil’s dad Howard DeVille on Rugrats but with voice roles in, oh, The Lion King, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., little pictures like that. And video games like Assassin’s Creed. And that’s all burying the lede: The Firesign Theatre, and if your reaction is “what?,” go right this second and get your hands on their albums How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All (Phil’s Rocky Rococo, the Peter Lorre-like weasel who dogs Nick Danger, Third Eye on side 2), Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers (my personal favorite), I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus, and Everything You Know Is Wrong for a crash course on surrealist comedy. He’s had an amazing career that’s still going strong with a YouTube series Boomers on a Bench and tons of voicework. Comedy nerds, do not miss this one.
The Jonah Keri Podcast goes Montreal Expos again for a visit with the ‘Spos’ longtime radio voice, Dave Van Horne, who is now the longtime radio voice of the Miami Marlins, owned by Jeffrey Loria, who… well, it’s a story best told in Jonah’s book “Up, Up And Away,”, which you should read. Dave is one of the grand Voices of the Game and has stories galore from 48 (!) seasons of broadcasting baseball. And Friday’s episode has a talk about baseball, faith, and other deep stuff with Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis.
Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The 100, The Middleman), Brian Michael Bendis (you know him, Marvel and his own stuff and all that), and Rosemary Rodriguez (Jessica Jones) face The Writers Panel to talk about comic book TV shows at the ATX Television Festival with our own Ben Blacker moderating; and there’ll be a Bizarre States live stream episode and part 2 of a Todd Glass Show “family show.”
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