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Episode 60: Nerdist Podcast
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Nerdist Podcast #60: HOSTFUL!


The lads chat about death, Mexican food and the Police Academy cartoon.

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  1. Nic says:

    Firstly, yeah- Topher is right, Topher is an awesome name, and see Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse if you have any doubts about that.

    Secondly, I fucking love Stone Temple Pilots, so keep singing random songs during the episodes ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Topher says:

    Thanks for the acknowledgement at the top of the episode. I find most Christophers hate the name Topher. But when there’s a “Christopher P”, even in this comment thread – my initials too – I gotta zig where everybody zags.

    (Hope to see one of your Mass shows. Like Matt, I too work for the Fruit Tech Store and my white earbudded masters distain joy.)

  3. Jaime says:

    Just catching up on the last few podcasts and was thinking….you guys need merch. I’d like to buy a “Free Matt Mira” t-shirt to support Matt’s goal of getting out of the tech support fruit industry.

  4. Roberto says:

    I just watched the video of Matt getting ran over by the golf cart. He didn’t even wait for the thing to stop moving before he said “I’m good!” its pretty funny

  5. ChrisGeis says:

    Got the Tweaked Headphones in the mail today they are great I emailed them and told them to give you as much money as they have in the bank.

  6. Ryan Greene says:

    Congratulations on getting to a year of this! I have enjoyed the shows immensely, and the Hostful shows make a large part of my two hour daily commute all the more bearable.

    You guys referenced some gear for making podcasts on the show, which I didn’t quite catch. Maybe you would want to make a list of the gear you referenced and link to it on Amazon (or another retailer of your choosing) that has an affiliate program, and then you can get some more revenue coming into the show. This would then help to free Matt from his job, and help move things along for all of you.

  7. Melissa says:

    You should sell some “Free Matt from Tech Support HELL” shirts to raise money. I would buy one. I have served my time in it as well and would support freeing others from it.

    And Stone Temple Pilots were awesome!

  8. Rik Cardoza says:

    Your next podcast should be sponsored by the kids Cereal “NOTHING BUT SUGAR!” Dan Inwood.

  9. Amanda Lanyon-LeSage says:

    Yay, Save Ferris!!!!

  10. Will McCoy says:

    the clip of Matt Mira and the Golf Cart was on that other show that makes fun of web videos that isn’t Web Soup

    I’M GOOD!

  11. Grover says:

    STP’s first two albums were great. Oasis is great too. Yes they both borrow liberally, but haven’t you guys been watching Everything is a Remix?

    You guys totally just blew my mind because I remember seeing the video of Matt getting run over by a golf cart on Web Soup, but I had NO idea that was Matt. Amazing! Did you guys know him then?

    “There’s no X in baseball.” was a joke me and my friends passed around all the time, where X was whatever we were doing. So if somebody asked for a soda, there was no soda in baseball. Max hilarity was reached when I said “There’s no running in baseball.” and I genuinely meant it. It’s one of those jokes that’s only funny because it made a running gag funny again after like a year.

  12. Satan says:

    So Christopher 60 episodes already. I see our deal is working quite well for you. Your becoming more and more popular everyday soon you will have people blowing coke up your ass and you’ll be surrounded by Vader pussy.Dont worry I will make sure you get the pilot episode of Behind the Podcast. Gotta go I’m have lunch with the Biebs I’m brokering a deal for access to his soccer mom harem, he wants the souls of all the cast members of 7th Heaven.

  13. David says:

    I got so excited when you guys mentioned that Boy Meets World was available on Netflix Instant, but it’s not there! Too bad, that would be pretty amazing. But not as amazing as having TWO Nerdist Podcasts per week! That is incomparable.

  14. Garrick Cassom says:

    I have been listening to your podcasts for nearly a year (First checked in around 4 or 5). I love listening to you crack wise for an hour or so each week. I talked to Chris when he was in Toronto in July about Wil Wheaton and now just 7 or 8 months later it is finally happening. Good job. Come back to Toronto please.

  15. Matt says:

    Really understand the not enjoying watching stuff you cant see yourself doing.

  16. Eddie says:

    Is it wrong to say that i much prefer the guestle…sorry..Hostful podcasts…nowt wrong the guestified version but you 3 just having a chat is proper uplifting…

  17. Keith says:

    When you were talking about Black Dynamite. I honestly heard “Black Knight” and thought maybe you were pulling my leg or something cause Martin Lawrence and funny don’t fit in the same sentence.

  18. Jen K says:

    Big thumbs up for that Tardis ring tone!

  19. Jim says:

    At some point, Chris makes an offhand remark that “Hardwick” was the worst possible last name to grow up with…

    My last name is Ellwanger.

  20. Alex says:

    Just discovered this podcast and its fantastic. Ive listened to all of them after a few weeks of non stop listening. I like to listen while i animate at work. You guys are all hilarious and the new 2 a week schedule is working out great, dont slow down.

    Also Anna’s Taqueria is fucking awesome and i miss it. You’ve caused me pain for putting its memory back in my head cranium. California blows.

  21. Carl from hawaii says:

    I work right next door to Borthwick and true story I listin to your podcast as you guys were talking about it .

  22. Lee Benningfield says:

    Tweaked Audio doesn’t have any of the “natural” style earbuds in stock, I had to settle for “classic” black ๐Ÿ™ But I did want a new pair of in-ear headphones and I couldn’t resist that offer.

    Also I’m totally looking forward to the show in Boston!

  23. Sam says:

    @28:00 “…make sure they’re dead”


  24. my-name-here says:


    I have it too. I hadn’t realized it was long, or lost.

  25. Bill Doughty says:

    Glad to hear the shout-out for Juliana Hatfield, who is my favorite musician and still putting out some great material. She’s been recently doing shows with the surprisingly not yet dead Evan Dando, who is also still incredibly talented and, as I said, surprisingly not yet dead. I hope he manages to stay that way.

  26. Horacio says:

    Do I get extra nerdist cred for having the long lost episode #29 on my computer?

  27. ledliker says:

    ignore my question. audio problems. got it. but i hate it when there are cliffhangers where i have to email myself to remind myself to google something later like a hardy boy.

  28. ledliker says:

    I wouldn’t have noticed. What did happen to 29?

    Love you guys, see you at the Wilbur Mr. Hardwick.

  29. mr. g says:

    speaking of ringtones, why don’t you release a Nerdist ringtone?

  30. Julia says:

    Awww, happy anniversary guys! So touching at the end. I add to the chorus of fans who love the hostful episodes.

    You should have had a cake for your anniversary, like one of these:

  31. Afrolatinosaurus Rex says:

    that dog.

    Yay! so great….

  32. Shazam says:

    exploding anusi
    guilty pleasure singles from bands generally considered bad
    funeral home hijinks
    burritos to be enjoyed

    Thusly is the recipe for a good podcast completed.Well played gents and a toast to your continued success and possible liberation from the tyranny of mundane employment for you Matt Mira, the Mightiest Man from Massachusetts!

  33. DrSarcasm says:

    I enjoyed my first listen to The Nerdist Podcast so much, that I was lulled into a vulnerable state where I was susceptible to your not-so-subliminal advertising messages. I find myself the owner of a new pair of earbuds, which I had not planned on purchasing, nor was in the market for. I was going to thank you for being my new favorite thing in the universe, but upon further contemplation, I have decided to sue you instead. You will be hearing from my lawyers. Good day.

  34. How did you get the tardis sound on your iphone! Btw I loved the symphony of science reference, nice hostful podcast

  35. Nick Schug says:

    Do a college tour! If you do, please come to University of Delaware!! I know it seems like it sucks, and it does. But if you guys came it wouldn’t suck anymore. Please come, I can’t find anyone else to discuss Doctor Who with. I didn’t want to end a sentence in a preposition but I did. That’s something I’ll have to live with.

  36. Brad says:

    @Smartbunny: Not sure, I never watched the show.

  37. Dbick2003 says:

    One of my FAV Podcast..cant wait til it’s “up” every week. The addition of the 2nd ‘cast with just the guys is brilliant! Thanks…I enjoy the interviews also and I really enjoy the LIVE Nerdist ‘cast..such fun. Thanks for finally uncovering some stories from Matt’s “6feet under” I have to admit I was hoping for more BUT I will take the golf cart story made me giggle!
    Is there any way you can add some links and info on Matt and Jonah on the website too? I enjoy ALL of you so much!’s to another year!!

  38. my-name-here says:

    I noticed the Comedy and Everything Else reference Made… do they ever actually explain why Todd randomly left?

  39. smartbunny says:

    No! Don’t listen to the naysayers, STP are a great band. Core and Purple are awesome.


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  41. Christopher P says:

    Sorry, Chris, the others are right: Stone Temple Pilots actually DO suck; they are the Oasis of grunge.

  42. michelle m. says:

    that dog.
    LOVED that bad. reminds me of being 17 and listening in my room while decoupaging whatever i could get my hands on and none of my friends being on the same awesome music level as i. haha!