This week on the Nerdist Podcast Network was a parade of great stories from great storytellers, including one of the Battling Gallagher Bros., Ned Ryerson, Wendy from Justified (or Cybill‘s daughter, if you want to go back a ways), and many more. To wit:
Noel Gallagher on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes? It happened this week. From rock stardom with Oasis to quitting music and quitting drugs and alcohol, Noel opens up in a show full of anecdotes any Oasis fan, or music fan, or anyone else should hear. And if that wasn’t enough, David O’Doherty, T.J. Miller, Emily Heller, and Kate Berlant joined Pete for a bonus You Made It Weird recorded live in Austin at the Moontower Comedy Festival.
The great actor and storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky finally — FINALLY! — appeared on the Nerdist Podcast, and the stories are… well, if you’re a fan of The Tobolowsky Files, you know how amazing he is at that. He talks about childhood, about life as arithmetic, about time and recovery and the Talmud, about quantum mechanics and ESP… and, yeah, about Groundhog Day, because that HAD to come up. Do not miss this one.
Speaking of storytelling, Alicia Witt brought music to the Nerdist Podcast in what amounted to a “MTV Storytellers”-style walk through Alicia’s musical history. The last time she was on the show, Alicia talked about her acting, but this time, it’s a piano, some mics, and singing as well as talking. We found out some of Alicia’s unusual favorite artists, playing the piano vs. guitar vs. harp, and a lot more.
And despite the holiday-shortened week, we got a We got a hostful Nerdist Podcast, too, a bonus for Thursday. Like the last hostful, they all got back from vacation, so there’s a lot of that, and the idea of a podcast band comes up, so there’s that.
Kumail and Emily welcomed Nate Fernald to The Indoor Kids, and otters were involved. Yes, otters in a hot tub, and cats in general, the latter courtesy of a game that features cats being cats. Lots more gaming talk, too. (I admit it, I wasted plenty of time on the cat game — wasted time because I have a cat, so I don’t need a game to observe aimless wandering and 3 AM wake-up meows.)
“The Boys of Summer” are back on The JV Club, and first up this year was Colin Hanks. They throw Latin phrases around! Also, you HAVE to go watch the ESPN 30 for 30 short Colin made about the Crazy Crab, the (deliberately) worst sports mascot ever.
And more: Jess and Bowser took the #CharlieCharlie Challenge on Bizarre States, which was inevitable. Comic Book Club returned with not one but TWO new episodes, one with the return of Fred Van Lente and the other with Chris Kipniak and Swifty Lang. Check out Pro You for a moving email from a listener that adds perspective to all the wellness talk. The Legacy Music Hour gave the mixtape treatment to the Punching and Kicking episode. The Internet’s all about lists, and Kevin and Steve did their part by listing ten things they love on Chewin’ It. Only ten?
Still more: Clonecast recapped this season’s sixth episode of Orphan Black with actor Dylan Bruce and VFX supervisor Geoff Scott, with talk about what happened to Paul and why. Those experts in the paranormal and alcohol consumption, Frank and Sadie Doyle, returned on a new Thrilling Adventure Hour. Laura Dreyfuss — Madison on Glee — talked about pop culture stuff and Broadway stuff and TV and boxing and other stuff on Pop My Culture. Comics writer Brenden Fletcher (Gotham Academy, Batgirl, and Black Canary) talked about writing for the extended Gotham City universe on Nerdist Comics Panel, recorded at WonderCon. Actress Joey King and Razzle ‘n’ Dan dropped some random facts on Today We Learned, including the existence of grief bacon. Oh, and Mike and Tom were back in a long-awaited return of Mike and Tom Eat Snacks.
So, go listen! There’s nothing stopping you from going to the Nerdist Podcast Network homepage to listen and subscribe, and also joining us at the Nerdist Podcast Network Facebook page, so do it already. Don’t Look Back in Anger (ding!) because you missed anything; you aren’t going to Live Forever (ding), and by now you should’ve somehow realized what you gotta do (ding)… okay, I’ll stop before I figure out how to work “She’s Electric” into this.
Contributors: Kyle Clark, Joshua Quail
Photo Credit: NoelGallagher.com