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Nerdist Podcast Makes Rolling Stone’s ’10 Best Comedy Podcasts’ List

Rolling Stone has compiled a list of what it calls “The 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of the Moment,” and you’ll find some familiar and expected names on there, like Paul F. Tompkins; Marc Maron; Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira….

Hardwick, Ray, and Mira?

Yes, our very own Nerdist Podcast is right there in Rolling Stone’s pantheon of current comedy podcasts, and writer Joe Berkowitz notes that it’s “called The Nerdist for good reason,” citing Chris’ “very real obsession with Dr. Who, constant fascination with new gadgetry and penchant for silly voices.” Jonah and Matt are described as “amiable,” too, and the Hostful episodes get a shout as “compelling” as well. But you knew that.

The rest of the list includes some to which you probably already subscribe, and a few you might have missed. And perhaps you have your own candidates. But the Nerdist Podcast is on there, which we appreciate here at Nerdist Industries and which we expect will lead to the inevitable Chris, Matt, and Jonah cover photo. You’d camp out at the newsstand for that issue.

Image: Rolling Stone

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  1. nater says:

    Love the show and reccomend you as often as possible.
    Having said that, any list of comedy podcasts that does not have Adam on it is not worth being on… and you know it Chris.
    They are all about politics and are shrieking lefties, but congrats just the same.

  2. Lisa says:

    Yup, you guys are nailing it – I recommend you all the time – “get this podcast into your orifices” is what I say.

  3. Taylor Reschka says:

    Congrats! That is amazing! I knew it was destined for greatness. I basically name drop the podcast about 3 times a day, and about 1/3rd know what im talking about! NERD CELEBRATION! Is it a nerd celebration if we create a party and don’t invite ourselves?

  4. Mandy W. says:

    Totally deserved, congrats guys!

  5. Brian E. says:

    That’s, to borrow Chris’ word, AMAZING!

    Well deserved guys!

  6. Derek says:

    Love: Spreading the good word of the Nerdist ways
    Hate: Letting all these outsiders into the club

  7. GlenR says:

    I love this line about the hostfull shows.

    “These episodes are often doled out like servings of Chicken Soup for the Ambitious Nerd Soul.”

  8. Daniel S says:

    It is awesome that yall made the list, but you should have been higher up. However, WTF, no smodcast network pods made it, that’s just BS.

  9. Stacy says:

    I subscribe to 4 off of the list. Nerdist really should be representin’ at #1. And then Hot Saucerman comes in a close 2nd with CDRR. Ahh, so much comedy to listen to with so little time!

    And really?!? Doug Loves Movies didn’t even make the list? How the fuck does that happen?

  10. Jim in MD says:

    Chris Hardwick is simply HILARIOUS and AMAZING! He’s just witty and cool all at once and Matt and Jonah are just insanely gifted. I LOVE the NERDIST podcast and will treasure those recordings for a long time! THANKS for bringing some genuine hilarity to a world gone incredibly mad!

  11. Josh from Europe says:


    Congrats guys.

    You’re number 1

  12. Three toes of Fury says:

    WOOO HOOO! Congrats yon nerdists!!! I couldnt agree with Rolling Stone more. In the last 6 months i’ve dove head first into the comedy podcast shallows. There’s some good stuff out there but honestly i find myself regularly stopping other comedy pod’s mid way thru and jumping back to ketchup with your old ones. Yours is the best. Keep it up.

    Matt/Jonah: looks like we’ve found a color for your comment threads…and that color is “amiable”….LOL.

    (PS: the seal bit on last nights Web Soup rocked…well played).

  13. Anita says:

    That’s awesome! Congrats, Nerdist! I don’t listen to any of the other podcasts, but I’m thinking of checking them out.

  14. Chad H says:

    Awesome and #3 if they are going in any particular order. I subscribe to all but 4 of the ones listed. I was happy Proops made the cut too.

    Congrats guys!


    Congratulations guys, you deserve it!