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Episode 23: Nerdist Podcast
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Nerdist Podcast #23: OZZY

First of all, Ozzy is FUCKING AWESOME. He was such an interesting dude to chat with, and thoroughly gracious on top of that. This interview was part of the DiggDialogg series, which means that you can watch a shorter, edited version WITH YOUR EYES. This podcast is the unedited, raw audio.

Ozzy’s new album just came out and is entitled Scream, so make sure and buy the shit out of it.

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  1. amysrevenge says:

    (Listening to the back catalogue)

    Joke I thought of from the intro:

    “Chris, would you like to interview Ozzy?”


    “No, the ghost of Ozzy Nelson.”

    I crack me up.

  2. Daniel says:

    There’s no download/play link on the mobile version of your website on an android phone.

  3. 420Experience says:

    Dude that was amazing. You just had the most real interview with Ozzy I’ve ever heard. You got to geek out with him about Twilight Zone and Dr. Who, and you literally joked about not wanting to fuck Joan Rivers…………. with Ozzy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Doc says:

    Just listened to Ozzy. I’m not a fan of Sabbath, or the Ozzy solo stuff… but bless him, he’s just incredible. The guy’s survived so much and lived to tell the tale. Good interview, Hardwick. Thanks.

  5. Mike says:

    Hey Chris,
    Paul’s on tour go see him in San Francisco and you may see Steve Jobs there

  6. Chris says:

    It’s OK that you say “amazing” a lot. All great artists go through phases. Hendrix went through his hat phase. Clapton went through a country infatuation. It happens.

  7. Dan says:

    You do say “amazing”…….a lot….It’s like you’re a Chatty Cathy doll programed to say only that one word.

  8. McFeely says:

    Laughed when you asked about Doctor Who, I saw it coming 😀

    Need to get a hold of Tennant or Matt Smith for a special podcast :p

  9. Shannon says:

    Really great interview. Ozzy’s not at all what I expected.

  10. Brian Earl says:

    Hey Chris,

    I couldn’t help but notice a SLIGHT lack of diversity in the people who are guests on your fantastic Podcast…

    Is this because you’re actively racist due to your southern upbringing in a bowling alley, or is it just the casual racism that every white person carries with them…

    or is it the extreme likelihood that you haven’t been able to schedule anyone other than a wide assortment of slightly different shades of white (save but the Muppets of course) folk.

    Thank you for your time Mr. Hardwick,

    Brian Earl esq.

    (p.s. Keep up the great work… here’s to hoping I get another season of the infinity-more-funny-than-Tosh.0 greatness that is Web Soup)

  11. Josh says:

    @Paul, you’re right. Specifically, this one:

  12. Paul says:

    Chris looks like a Muppet in this picture. Love it.

  13. Epic. All hail @nerdist, who can even bring the prince of darkness to talk about Doctor Who.

  14. Jacki says:

    It sounded like eventually, at about 39 minutes in, Chris just gives in and starts calling the diggs, “gigs”. Ha!

  15. Jacqui says:

    I love when Chris gets excited about talking about Doctor Who!

  16. Andy Brown says:

    I know it’s kinda hacky to make jokes about Ozzy’s pronounciation of certain things, but when in response to when Chris tells him what a Digg is, Ozzy responds with ‘How many people make 1 gig?’…after laughing for about 2 minutes, I came up with the answer: 1024 MegaPeople.

  17. Adam Lehman says:

    I’m about to listen to it, but I’m wandering if there will be a translator or subtitles….

  18. stubby says:

    Outstanding, young Hardwick!

  19. RonsRobot says:

    My favorite part was when Chris pointed out his heavy metal shirt. Ozzy could not disguise his polite, one-note courtesy “ha”. Classic.

  20. Jung says:

    Ozzy is a legend. I’m not even into his music but I dig who he is and what he has to say.

  21. Deltus says:

    Love that he watches Dr. Who. That proves coolitude, in my mind.

  22. Stacy says:

    I loved the part where Ozzy talked about listening to The Beatles, and he watches Dr. Who! I don’t know why, but that is just fascinating to me.

  23. Matt e. says:

    @ the pic up top: the guy on the left is into it but the guy on the right is just experimenting.

  24. Rose says:

    \m/ Ozzy! Crazy awesome! Luv you, Oz!

  25. Ulee says:

    dude!! no freaking way! pretty epic