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Episode 76: Nerdist Podcast
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Nerdist Podcast #76: XENI JARDIN

Scheduling conflicts prohibited a hostful podcast this week, but fortunately Xeni Jardin has been slotted to cover it! I’ve been wanting her on for AGES, so I’m glad it finally happened. Xeni is not only an overlord at Boing Boing, but also one of the smartest humans on the planet and a genuine pleasure to talk to. And yes, ending a sentence with “to” is considered poor grammar, which today I am bad at. Further proven by ending a sentence with “at”.

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  1. Mike says:

    I love that you guys mentioned the Parker-Stone Princess shorts. Their full titles are Princess Hears a Strange Noise and Princess Meets Officer Friendly for anyone craving something more than a wee bit twisted. There’s probably a Mira-body checker guy/coroner joke to be had there somewhere too after watching those.

  2. Dan says:

    Just listened to the podcast, I drew up a quick ASCIIfied Nerdist logo, but I’m not sure if this board will support a PRE tag…
    So here’s a quick test…

  3. MrPlow says:

    Has anyone found the boingboing post about the business card that Xeni discussed?

  4. smartbunny says:

    I used to read bOING bOING as a print zine in the 90’s, when I had my own zine. I think podcasts are the new zines.


  5. NotThatChris says:

    Dammit, someone already pointed out the cheesy German horror film about plasticine bodies (there’s a sequel that I’m sure is cheesier, but since the only reason I saw the first Anatomie was my crush on Franke Potente I never saw the mostly Potente-less part two). That’s what I get for being behind on my podcast listening. Now I have noting to contribute to the conversation, so I’ll just get on with going out and doing things I enjoy.

  6. Bill Cosby says:

    Chrs Hrdwck s bg stpd wn nd ‘m gng t fck hs mm.

  7. CJWellman says:

    Xeni was an absolutely delightful guest. I follow her on twitter and it was neat to get to know her better through this podcast interview. After listening to this episode, I went back and listened to some of the older episodes I haven’t heard yet and picked the Rob Zombie interview. That one was fucking fantastic as well. And that led me to think….Chris, for a full blown nerd, you have the fucking coolest friends in the industry! It’s great to hear where the podcast started and where it is today. You guys should be so proud of what you’ve created here.
    Oh and I would *so* purchase a ‘Free Matt Mira’ shirt. That would be an insta-buy for me!

  8. Chrissy says:

    It finally hit me — Xeni’s voice is what would result if Jackie Kashian and Paula Poundstone mated and produced a voice. Great ep, great podcast. Thanks as always!

  9. ArtChemist says:

    Luv the guests. Hope you can put up a link to that animation.

  10. don says:

    Hey Nerdist Dudes,

    I first heard about Nerdist a few months ago and I’ve been addicted since the first listen; I absolutely love the show. Your guests are usually awesome, and the hostful podcasts are by far some of the best podcasts available. That said, I haven’t been able to make it through the last two “guestful”(?) podcasts.

    I don’t mean this to be a dickish quemment, and I know you guys really enjoyed these guests, and other listeners probably did too, but to me they were super boring. Like I said, not trying to be a dickface, just giving some feedback.

    Also, I think a “Free Matt Mira” t-shirt would sell great. Proceeds could go towards freeing Matt Mira from his fruit stand job. I, for one, would defintiely buy one.

    Keep up the good work.

  11. Michael says:

    Chris, Jonah, Matt:

    Just want to say thanks for putting together an excellent and entertaining podcast twice per week. Your show is a nice escape from most of our culture and the zeitgeist. So much of entertainment media now is derivative and insipid, and the news is filled with cynicism and depressing topics. Your show is a bright spot in that I can hear interesting and intelligent conversation that is devoid of agenda. I mean, I love NPR, but I wish they’d just report some lies for once about how great the economy is and how responsible Congress is working for me.

    Your (Chris’) fellow mid-Southerner,

    Oxford, MS

  12. Rob says:

    I am trying to find the general “Quements” page and totally failing- boo. I 404d it repeatedly. I know at some point in one of the hostful episodes the URL was mentioned, and how difficult it was to get to if you didn’t remember it, but then forgot it because I had nothing to say at the time. I posted a comment on the facebook page, but was not satisfied. I hope this gets to the three of you eventually.
    To reiterate what I posted on FB, I have really appreciated the re departure from interviewing comics, comics, comics. Of course, these people are always hilarious, are surely good friends to you, and make for an enjoyable afternoon for me. For a short time, I found myself only listening to Hostful episodes, which I love, because I didn’t want to hear more about the writing methods of comics or some other such thing that REALLY interest comedy nerds; apparently I am just an avid comedy consumer. It is my belief that the most interesting people are not only genius at what they do (I’m looking at you guys!) but delve into other disciplines learning all they can from other interesting people. Hey, that’s good comedy too…
    Wheaton, Ferriss, Gunn and Jardin have all been immensely entertaining to me! I hope that you recorded something from Gallifrey One, more panel moderation and regular interviews with great nerds. These podcast episodes, in my mind, do the best job of living up to the Nerdist title.
    Keep being awesome! Good luck with Meltdown and any other new endeavors.
    Rob B.

    P.S. I also listen to the Nerdist with my children. However, I don’t worry about what is said, because I wear HEADPHONES! I know that this is not safe to do in the car, so I listen to the Nerdist when it is safe- while the kids are re-watching Barnyard on Netflix (…or something else): I suggest revisiting this topic and using it as an opportunity to plug Tweeked.

    P.P.S. Troolerson, you misspelled sentence (sentance) in your nerd anger. I see the irony in calling you out on this and I choose to ignore it. Use spell check, please, for your own good.