See? When I tell you in the “Coming Up” preview posts here every week that we’ll have even more good stuff at the Nerdist Podcast Network than I can tell you about on Sunday, I mean it. Well, I mean….
Living comedy legend Richard Lewis did the Nerdist Podcast to promote his book “Reflections From Hell” and his upcoming Starz series Blunt Talk, and you got a great insight into the comedy boom of the ’80s and the talk show “golden age,” how his act evolved, and how public perceptions are affected by aging.
Kumail and Emily celebrated the 200th episode of The Indoor Kids by going down memory lane with The Legacy Music Hour‘s own Brent Weinbach. Yes, Brent talked about 8-bit and 16-bit games, and brings out some chip tunage, but he also talk about double dating and games that haven’t made it to the U.S. And speaking of Brent’s other podcast here, the Konami episode was the latest to get the Legacy Music Hour Mixtape treatment.
If you think of The Offspring’s Dexter Holland as just, well, The Offspring’s Dexter Holland, you don’t know Dexter Holland. But you could remedy that by listening to his appearance on the Nerdist Podcast, on which we found out that the guy makes the term “multi-talented” seem inadequate. He studied molecular biology at USC and is working on his doctoral thesis on micro RNA’s relation to HIV, he’s a pilot with a commercial jet license, he makes hot sauce… yeah, a LOT more than your typical Orange County rocker.
The man you love to hate on Veep, Timothy Simons, came on the Nerdist Podcast, and he mused on how his life changed once he got the role of Jonah on the hit HBO series — his first TV show — and became a father, too. You also got a look into castmate Tony Hale’s eating habits, being a struggling actor in Chicago, selling out (with input from Kyle Clark, who as of this writing has definitely not sold out), and seeking attention.
Mike O’Connell was Pete’s guest on You Made It Weird; Mike co-wrote the pilot for Ken Jeong’s new ABC sitcom Dr. Ken, and he talks about his writing process, and comedy, and women, and alcohol, and Metallica’s haircuts, and the Haunted Mansion. As always, Pete Holmes brings out the strangest stuff in people, which is why the show’s so entertaining.
And that, as they say, was not all: Our new social media guru Michelle Buchman is from Massachusetts, and she joined Bowser to talk about how very, very haunted it is on Bizarre States. This week’s edition of the official Orphan Black podcast Clonecast featured the show’s stunt coordinator Randy Butcher and the usual in-depth analysis. Artist Kimberly Brooks visited Janet on The JV Club, and there was more art on tap as Hannah Nance told Gil all about her career as an artist on The Mutant Season. We’re very artsy here. And how many Playboy Playmates do you know who are also gaming nerds? Let’s see… well, there’s Pamela Horton, host of Playboy’s Gamer Next Door, and she dropped by Chewin’ It with Kevin and Steve this week to prove it.
Plus: Whitmer Thomas and Jeremiah Watkins joked and sang and made merry on a new edition of The Todd Glass Show. Jonah and Adam’s parents and artist Chris Cooper joined the boyz for Jonah Raydio. Razzle and Andy Haynes welcomed Fanboys and Barely Lethal director Kyle Newman for some trading of obscure facts about movies and candy and stuff on Today We Learned. Director/co-writer Jack Plotnick and VFX supervisor Billy Brooks talked about the making of Space Station 76 on Nerdist Writers Panel. Your excuses for not getting in shape came under scrutiny on Pro You. And as always, the only place you’ll hear a discussion that manages to veer from Letterman to Hitler and navels is Cashing In with T.J. Miller.
So, yeah, we had plenty of podcast goodness here. And the best way to soak it up is to make sure you go to the Nerdist Podcast Network homepage to listen and subscribe, and join us at the Nerdist Podcast Network Facebook page to find out what’s when and all that. We’ll keep it coming.
Contributors: Kyle Clark, Joshua Quail, Maxwell James