What was served up by the Nerdist Podcast Network this week? Here you go:
Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck, the Workaholics guys, visited the Nerdist Podcast, and it immediately goes below the belt, because you wouldn’t want it any other way. After some moist moments, it’s all about family, trains, Twilight, fan fiction, Last Man Standing, and where Workaholics belongs in the comedy pantheon. And then they sing about their genitalia.
TheCHIVE.com’s John Resig told all to Kevin and Steve on Chewin’ It, and by “all,” I mean that you’ll find out about shrimp cocktail. Oh, and the history of, and inspiration for, the hugely popular website, the nature of viral content, Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray, and “Keep Calm and Chive On.”
Comic writing legend Brian Michael Bendis guested on the Nerdist Podcast as the PlayStation Network version of Powers arrived, and he gave advice on getting into the comic writing biz, his family, writing for the Marvel Universe, and lots and lots about comics, period.
There’s also a Hostful Nerdist Podcast coming, although at this writing (early Friday), it’s not ready yet. When it is, you’ll hear Chris, Jonah, and Matt talking about The Jinx, parents, temper triggers, and Matt’s big personal news, to which I can only say, Mazel Tov, Matt and Doree. Also, “Porch Dick.” You’ll find it here when it posts.
The Nerdist Writers Panel hosted an epic Mutant Enemy writers’ room reunion and Joss Whedon celebration with (deep breath): David Greenwalt (Buffy seasons 1-3; co-creator of Angel; later work includes co-creating Grimm), Marti Noxon (Buffy seasons 2-7; Angel; later work includes co-creating Un-Real and developing Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), David Fury (Buffy seasons 2-7; Angel seasons 1-5; later work includes Lost, 24, Fringe, Tyrant), Jane Espenson (Buffy seasons 3-7; Angel; Firefly; later work includes Once Upon a Time, co-creating Husbands), Tracey Forbes (Buffy seasons 4-5; later work includes co-creating CBC’s Cracked), Steven DeKnight (Buffy seasons 5-7; Angel seasons 4-5; Dollhouse; later work includes creating Spartacus, showrunning Netflix’s Daredevil), Drew Z. Greenberg (Buffy seasons 5-7; Firefly; Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; later work includes Warehouse 13, Arrow), Drew Goddard (Buffy seasons 6-7; Angel; director/co-writer, The Cabin in the Woods; later work includes Lost, Daredevil, upcoming Sinister Six movie), Elizabeth Craft (Angel; co-showrunner, Dollhouse; later work includes The Vampire Diaries, The 100). You get everything: how the Buffy staff came together, Joss’ vision for the shows, the way the rooms were set up and worked, the philosophy of “don’t give them what they want, give them what they need,” and lots more. If you’re a Joss Whedon fan or interested at all in television writing, it’s an essential episode.
The Indoor Kids came to you live from Meltdown Comics for the Ori and the Blind Forest launch party, and besides interviewing the devs about the game and its inspirations, Kumail and Emily delve into the metaphorical implications of Tetris and Pong. This has changed my entire perspective on my youth.
What else? Well, Alison Rosen was Today We Learned‘s best friend this week. Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanagh ate something on a new Mike and Tom Eat Snacks. There was much reminiscing as Thrilling Adventure Hour celebrated 10 years and 200 episodes. Cash and T.J. did their usual thing from Sundance this week on Cashing In with T.J. Miller. Phat Collectibles’ Eddie Cordova talked about his business on The Mutant Season. Franciscan Friar and author Richard Rohr continued the Friends Of Rob Bell series on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes.
And more what else: Our own Matt Mira discussed his training success and newfound fitness on a new Pro You. Voice actor Erin Fitzgerald was the honored guest on The JV Club. And Jessica and Bowser talked about penis transplants (yes, they did) and other unusual things on Bizarre States.
You can find ’em all at the Nerdist Podcast Network homepage, where you can go RIGHT NOW to listen and subscribe, and once you’ve done that, please join us at the Nerdist Podcast Network Facebook page. We aim to please.
Contributors: Kyle Clark, Joshua Quail, Chris Bower
Photo: Comedy Central