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Episode 95: Nerdist Podcast
Jeri Ryan
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Nerdist Podcast #95: JERI RYAN

Holy craps! Jeri Ryan is simply the coolest. EVER. Super super smart, nice, funny and bee-YOO-tee-ful! On this ep we chat about Star Trek, autopsies, food, and weird mouth noises. We bow to her awesometasticness!

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  1. daniela says:

    jeri ryan booooo

  2. daniela says:

    jeri ryan a venduto il suo corpo per far carriera vergogna

  3. KatjaMouse says:

    Just listened to this podcast for the first time and for the first time felt compelled to comment, despite the number of awesome things I have heard in the past. I just wanted to add to your treasure trove of worthless trivia about the whole “do other animals eat their placenta or not”. See, as much as I love Dr. Who, Star Trek and other nerdly pursuits, I’m really way more geeky about human sexuality and zoology (but not combined, yikes!) You see, humans are one of the very very very very very very few mammals on Earth that DOES NOT eat their own placenta. We sort of bred the instinct out of us for some reason. The reason why other animals do this, though, is a combination of cleaning up (can’t have the scent attracting predators you know) but mostly it replenishes the huge amounts of iron that momma mammal lost while pregnant and giving birth. It also gives her a nutritious boost before having to nurse the babbys and will allow her to spend a little more time with the young before she’ll have to leave to forage for snacks.

  4. Nikhil says:

    50 minute mark onward is the funniest thing I have heard in your podcast. I literally laughed out VERY loudly in my office

  5. a) I’m just discovering this podcast and Wow… I love it.

    b) Could you possibly add a section at the bottom of the synopsis that has a link to the guest’s Twitter/website/etc?


  6. LTown says:

    Agreed: bust-a-rib-laughing funny. Elephant in the room WAS the sex scandal and Obama but I can see why she wouldn’t want to talk about it. More important, glad she called Big C on his no-one-cares-about-age-anymore moment of blissful ignorance. Love you Chris, but that’s only true for people like you who are male and have great hair.

  7. katie says:

    I recommend Stephen Fry’s “Stephen Fry in America” (BBC)…if only for the episode where he visits the Body Farm…which is a legit major government funded forensics lab in Tennessee… all outdoors. And disturbing. And fascinating. Really fascinating.

    That’s what made me call up my family and tell them I’m not okay with my body being donated to science if/when I die .

    I’m not okay with being buried in a trashbag. I’m not okay with being put in a garbage can. I’m all about donating organs, but I am not okay with people doing research on what type of bugs are on my decomposing body…it freaked me out.

    Much respect for those who are fine with that, but I’m with Jeri Ryan on this one.

    That said, it’s fascinating and necessary science. And hats (heads) off those who do donate their bodies to such things…but it will not be me.

    Then again, I probably won’t care when it’s all said and done.

  8. ComicGuy says:

    Sooo…I was driving along, listening to my favorite Nerd Podsters, when your soothing dulcet tones caused me to fall asleep at the wheel. I drove into a wall and died.
    Once I realized that I was, in fact, dead I decided that my only course of action was to haunt your studio computers.
    And now, here I am.
    Do you think ist creepy that I sometimes hug your leg when you’re recording? No? Me neither.

  9. Wade says:

    I like Eddie Izzards’s comment in one of his New York shows.

    “I grew up in Europe… where the history comes from.”

  10. Oscar says:

    Awsome show, it seemed better without jonah.

  11. ChrisT says:

    Megan there point is still correct Europe has had people living there for roughly 3000 years and the New World wasnt even discovered till around the 1500s there are literally millions of 1000 year old buildings in Europe but the few in the americas are not still habitable for example where I live most buildings in the city centre are at least 200 years old and surrounded by older buildings for example the town i live in is named after a 2000 yr old wall which is still standing and the city 2 mile away is named after a 1000 yr old castle which is still standing and in that 5 mile radius there are thousand year old: cathedrals-2, Castles – 3 Ruins- 100s, I dont think they were saying there is not one old native american building, more that in Europe the white people didn’t destroy all the buildings because of course the white people built them. I hope this has helped in some small way to educate at least one american on there insignificance in regards to world history. Also when Mexicans say Fuck You Ese they mean fuck the you ese

  12. Megan says:

    I always love the podcast, even if it’s someone I don’t particularly know, but the one aspect that really bugged me about this one was that you seemed to imply that that there are no old structures here in America that can hold a candle places in Europe, etc. The one that immediately springs to mind for me, being a native of Illinois, is Cahokia Mounds (near the Mississippi/St. Louis), which is believed to have been started at around 600 C.E. Or how about Mesa Verde, out in Colorado?

    The history of this country stretches back to prehistoric times and while we may not be able to have innumerable sites to visit, no one should turn up their noses at the history of peoples in America and claim we have nothing of which to be proud.

  13. Lucas H says:

    This episode was epicly amazing, as they usually are! Great pick up after an otherwise “meh” day. And it’s great to hear Matt more often too!

  14. Wade says:

    @ Nancy

    I believe the novel she mentioned was Shantaram by Gregory Roberts.

  15. todd says:

    I love hearing the podcast from actors I don’t know, that read sarcastic but seriously its interesting to hear from these smart, creative, successful people. And that pod had the B. E. E…………..Best ending ever
    thanks Nerds!

  16. Mark T. Manning says:

    Clicking… looking… searching source code… must… find… video… feed… 7-of-9… I… #NerdPanic #Sweating #MidSentenceSwallow

  17. John says:

    Julie Benz + Jeri Ryan + Nerdist = Milf-tastic ear candy.

    (in Chris H.’s hacky radio voice) I’d like to be the meat in that sandwich, huh, Dickhead?

    Dickhead: Sure as fuck would. . . oh, I can’t say fu. . . .