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Episode 377: Nerdist Podcast
Josh Groban
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Nerdist Podcast: Josh Groban

The extremely delightful and hilarious Josh Groban sits down with the guys to talk about how he realized he was a talented singer and finding himself onstage with Celine Dion, and they listen to some songs!

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  1. anoos says:’s amazing how some people feel they have a right to tell Josh how to behave, what to say, what not to say. 

  2. stacy says:

    i love you josh groban!!!

  3. PEARL says:


  4. If you only heard the swear words … Do you really hear something? F%c&in Puritans! ┌П┐(◣_◢)┌П┐

  5. Daniel says:

    Weird thing about the ‘One Night in Bangkok’ track. I had never heard it before listening to this podcast last night and I liked it. What’s weird is that this morning I heard it again on BBC Radio 2, apropos of nothing.So gone from never hearing of it to hearing it twice in a space of 10 hours from two quite different sources.

  6. marilove says:

    “I was distracted by the swear words!” is just another way to say you were offended. Otherwise you wouldn’t be distracted. Why are you distracted by what are essentially ADJECTIVES?

    I don’t get it.

  7. MotherMonster says:

    I absolutely loved this interview and I absolutely loved Josh in it. I don’t mind that he swore in it. I’m actually glad to know that he’s a normal person who occasionally drinks and swears like everyone else. If you crazy people start seeing him as a 30 year old man and not a 17 year old kid, you wouldn’t have such a issue with it. He’s grown up now. Maybe you guys should do the same.

  8. Cem Nouri says:

    I enjoyed listening to this podcast. I was laughing almost the whole time. Josh Groban is hilarious! But I always knew that. He always finds a way to make people laugh during his interviews. Hehe. He’s cool. And on the swear words used in this podcast, who cares? It’s a part of language and it doesn’t say anything about how smart a person is. Those people there could all be geniuses and you wouldn’t know. That’s just how people communicate when they’re just hanging out and having a good time. Not everybody though. But yeah, it’s no big deal. I didn’t mind it. Granted, I’m not used to hearing Josh Groban swear but I still don’t mind it. I swear too sometimes. A lot of people swear. All the time. And honestly, he really didn’t swear that much. The interviewer swore a lot. But who cares? What’s more important is what they were talking about. That’s what I was listening to. I hear people curse all the time. It’s really no big deal to me. Everybody has their own taste. Some mind it, some don’t. And that’s just the way it is. Whoever doesn’t like it, doesn’t have to listen to it. No one’s forcing anyone to listen. Anyway, on another note, I like Bjork. She’s a very unique artist. She’s cool. I would like to collaborate with her someday too. And that woman they played who’s voice cracked (I forgot her name lol), she sounded good. The crack actually sounded cool. Whatever. I liked this podcast. 🙂

  9. Vera Schrankung says:

    So happy to hear Merry Clayton get some love! If you want to be really blown away, check out her OWN soul funk cover of Gimme Shelter: . The bass is almost as incredible as her voice.

  10. Renee says:

    @MeganRose A Chess revival is LONG overdue. It is my favorite musical ever (yes, I know ABBA and chess!).

  11. X says:

    @Sky Song
    You should probably learn to avoid shoe-horning commas into the middle of your clauses before you criticize the way that other people express themselves. You may just avoid looking like a fool in the future, even if you didn’t quite succeed in doing so here. Remove the plank from thine own eye and whatnot, darling. 😉

  12. Blingarama says:

    Blah, blah, blah!!! Why not talk about something that could change the world. I find most of the comments petty.

    Josh Groban is a unique individual.

  13. Chris says:

    Every time this guy opens his mouth, he uses bad words. I think
    Josh should keep his mouth shut.
    Just sing for gosh sake. No talking….Please..

  14. Sky Song says:

    Swearing is the same as saying “um, you know, uh…” but with an emotional left hook. The speaker appears to be fooling himself with the thought: “If I hit you hard enough, you won’t notice that I actually cannot speak very well, and really should not be doing lengthy podcasts, which showcase my inarticulateness.”

    I personally am not fooled. Every single “f” word by the interviewer here is just empty space in the interviewer’s pea brain.

  15. rinchops says:

    & EXTREME LOL @ the one night in bangkok part…. more music reviews please !!!

  16. JetpackBlues says:

    @Patty: *Comes through the door Kramer-style* 😯

    Did I hear there’s a dead horse in here?

    I must have missed it because I got stuck in a loop reading my last post.

  17. Carson says:

    Wow, glad to know someone besides me enjoys One Night in Bangcock. The song, not the activity. Never tried the activity. Just downloaded the song the night before I listened to that part in the podcast….creeeepy. But seriously, listened to it on the way to competitive chess matches?! You win, good sir. You win.

  18. Patty Marvel says:

    Oy, we’re still on this? Okay then, once more with feeling…

    I don’t mind/care if someone doesn’t like a podcast, m’kay? I’m far more concerned if their response in the threads is unnecessarily rude or condescending or in any way trolley, THEN yeah, I’ll take issue with it. It’s kind of like being a “regular” at a bar or coffee house and getting peeved at the people who insist on being obnoxious to the staff or other patrons – we “regulars” have a special stake in seeing everyone play nice.* Chris Hardwick has come to these threads himself to make sure people are doing just that and there used to be a group called “The Complaint Unit for Nerdist Trollery” who did a fine job of keeping the tolls in check. Damn, I miss Doc and Matt.

    There’s nothing wrong with saying “I don’t like this” or “That could’ve been better,” but there’s a difference between constructive criticisms – such as “Please don’t eat while recording a podcast because hearing you masticate food is kinda gross” – and the criticisms that are just off-putting because of their tone or because a one-time guest didn’t fit the listeners’ preconceived notion of how they *should* talk/behave or trolling disguised as Straw Men arguments.

    Don’t like the podcast or this particular interview subject? Fine and dandy. No biggie. I’ve skipped whole Nerdist episodes because they dealt with video games in some way, and I don’t give a rat’s furry dupa about video games. But I didn’t come in here and post a complaint about that – I just skipped to the next episode or listened to “You Made It Weird” instead. Connie’s post was the written equivalent of a little kid stomping around the house when they don’t get their way – it isn’t just that they’re upset, they want everyone to KNOW they were terribly put out. BTW, if Connie’s post was NOT condescending, then somehow I, Joe Friday and presumably Justin Hoskie and some other posters all gave the same post she wrote the same misreading. Go figure.

    *Have listened to almost every episode and posted in nearly every thread since #178 (They Might Be Giants).

    Patty, who hopes this dead horse is done being beaten.

  19. Donna D. says:


  20. Jacqueline V. Illera says:

    Wow! This reminds me of my Filmography teacher. F-bombs and Josh. Lots of Flocks going on.

  21. funnyfaceking says:

    i found connie’s comment. she wasn’t being condescending at all.

    your comment is odd, though.

    why do you find fault with her for not wanting to listen to the podcast? you yourself said no one is forcing her to listen. it sounds like you are the condescending one who wants to have it both ways.

  22. funnyfaceking says:

    i’m not offended by all the swear words on this episode

    i’m distracted

    the point of a podcast is to broadcast an interview to an audience.

    if he’s distracting the audience away from the interview to the point where all we can hear and think about is a 14 year old potty mouth who won’t grow up, then that is a valid thing to criticize him about

    if you don’t like to read criticism of the podcast, don’t read the comments section under it

  23. rin says:

    aaahhhh he’s so cool

  24. Melanie Rogers says:

    And then if that fails, Jetpack Blues has the proper procedure down. Ha! Ha!

  25. Melanie Rogers says:

    I don’t understand why people get “offended” by someone else’s words. I guess it would offend me if Josh Groban said “F*** Off Melanie” to me, but other than that, how can someone else’s words offend you? If you don’t like those words don’t say them, other than that it’s not about ‘YOU!”

  26. JetpackBlues says:

    To everyone that has suddenly taken exception to the expletives used in the show by the hosts and guests:

    10) If you’re at all familiar with the podcast, it has an EXPLICIT tag on it in iTunes.

    If that doesn’t meet with your sensibilities, then:

    20) Go fuck yeself.

    30) Goto 10

  27. Ben says:

    Found the Elton John one. Pnau – Good Morning to the Night. It’s on Spotify.

  28. Ben says:

    Could someone please tell me what music they (Chris) recommended this ep? I remember the Elton John remix album, the Bjork mash up album, and some other bits and bobs but none of the artist names. Thanks!

  29. Patty Marvel says:

    @funnyfaceking – First of all, I don’t recall describing the swearing in this podcast episode as “occasional.” I *DID* say that in regard to my devout Christian friends who do NOT have a problem with the occasional swear word.

    Second, even if every other sentence in this podcast had one of George Carlin’s Seven Dirty Words in it, that still wouldn’t justify Connie’s rude and condescending post, which is what some of us (myself included) were responding to. If you don’t like the free content, that’s fine – not as if anyone is pointing a loaded gun to anyone else’s head and forcing them to listen. There was still no need for her lecture followed by the “I’ll Take My Ball and Go Home” bit.

  30. funnyfaceking says:

    @Patty – that was a lot more than an “occasional” swear word.
    that was just bad public speaking.
    he might as well have just said “um” or “like” over and over and over.
    it was distracting, not because it was swear words, but because it was constantly in every sentence Chris said

  31. Bethany Rose says:

    This is hilarious! Fucking love Josh Groban <3

  32. Melanie Rogers says:

    Wait a second, did Josh say “vocal masturbation” as if that would be a bad thing? Maybe that should be the next album title. He is hilarious!

  33. This is a interview where Josh seemed relaxed with these guys. Yes there was swearing. so F”””ing what! they are human beings men. I hate interviews where he feels tense but with these guys he seemed fine .

  34. Frankie says:

    That was such a fun podcast im surprised how fun josh was!

  35. Megan says:

    Ha, I live in Kansas where everyone is pretty much a clone of the same ol boring person and not very cool. ugh. lol OR maybe she just thought that Josh Groban was filed under “music my mom listens to” and therefore not very interesting.