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Episode 9: Nerdist Podcast
Mike Shinoda
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Nerdist Podcast #9: Mike Shinoda

You may notice that the pic for this post does not have a Nerdist Podcast logo woven into it in any way. This is because it’s part of a contest whose details will be revealed in the episode…

Oooooooooooo! sNeAkY!!!ย  (click on the pic for higher res)

Send all entries to [email protected] with the subject “Go For It!”

Recently I became email pals with Mike Shinoda of the band Linkin Park and have found him to be two of my favorite things: super-smart and super-nice. This is a special “one-on-one” podcast, with just Mike and myself, as Jonah and Matt were both out of town doing out of town things. Don’t worry, though, I’m sure Matt was liking the Dave Matthews Band wherever he was.

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  1. Iona says:

    love Mike Shinoda!! and thats a great interview

  2. sarah says:

    I call bullshit. Do nerds listen to Linkin Park? I’m pretty sure people who beat up nerds do. Not cool.

  3. lauren says:

    can’t believe i found this! just amazing!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Who won the book…and what was the winning entry?

  5. John Poison says:

    How amazing is this? My two heroes on one podcast. Outstanding.

  6. John Poison says:

    Mike Shinoda was on the Nerdist podcast?! Where the hell was I?!

  7. phantombread says:

    Hey, Chris Hardwick, I’m pretty sure it was David Foster Wallace (RIP) who developed the whole “filter age” angle. In the foreword he wrote to The Best American Essays 2007, of which he was the editor, he talked about his role as “the decider” for the people who would read, or consume, the book. It was, as always with Wallace, an insight of mind bending prescience.

  8. adam halll says:

    Dear Nerdist Podcast,
    I love your show. You fuckin rock. I think you should have Henry Winkler on the show. He is a really nice guy and I think you would get along really well.

    Adam Hall
    [email protected]

  9. Jeremy says:

    I guess well never get an answer about a chance to buy the “Go for it” MP3 ๐Ÿ™

  10. Sara says:

    I realize this epi is a couple months old–it was one that I had skipped because I’m not a huge fan of Linkin Park (but I loved it anyway, Mike Shinoda is a pretty cool cat), but later said “what the heck” and got caught up–but I was wondering if, during the speaking part of “Go For It” the two gents are Jonah Ray Kevin Pereira? Regardless, the whole thing was deLIGHTful and I heartily enjoy the podcast as a whole, so thanks! XD

  11. Matty says:

    What the hell is this shit?!

  12. todraw says:

    Hi, whats going on bout the contest?^^

  13. Mike says:

    You can sing “Mike Shinoda” to the tune of “My Sharona” (or Weird Al’s “My Balogna”).

    You don’t have to though. Only if you want to.

  14. Dana says:

    That is one of the funniest interviews i’ve heard in a long time. We need more Mike Shinoda’s in this world.

  15. Ashka says:

    that was best interview with Mike ever . tell me where the pic was taken? greetings from Poland ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. marie says:

    that was soo grat…but was there already a winner chose for the giveaway? ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. -CLCT16- says:

    I wanna say that M.S is a rly funny guy with lots of potential!
    I never knew this ””but now I do thx to Mike!
    n the interview was rly cool btw!

  18. 5-Ruz says:

    hahaha…i REALLY REALLY REALLY love that “Go For It” song, anybody care for giving me the lyric?

  19. Miranda says:

    I love Mike Shinoda!! This is such a great and interview and it really does show how smart, nice, and all around awesome he is. Gosh I love him! I am so glad to have found this on his Twitter aha!

    Btw, that photo of the two of you is simply amazing and hilarious too but it teaches us to reach for the stars. Haha and the Go For It song is epic and very inspirational and fun as well. This is my first time on this site and I will definitely be coming back! ๐Ÿ™‚