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Episode 183: Nerdist Podcast
Nuclear Wessel
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Nerdist Podcast: Nuclear Wessel

In today’s “Mostful” episode, Chris writes a new theme song for the show, Jonah shows his Hawaiian pride and Matt is going to take a vacation. And comedian Moshe Kasher drops by to say hi and talk about his new book, Kasher in the Rye!

Follow @moshekasher on Twitter and get his book Kasher in the Rye!

Artwork by Carl Huber I Warehouse Comic I Crosswear Clothing

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  1. Kelly says:

    I love that Jonah acknowledges the band Braid. I have their CD “Frame and Canvas” in my car stereo right now. Love it!

  2. rooislangwtf says:

    The burrito looks like a (diseased) penis with a bit of cum dripping out

  3. Chris Bell says:

    Yeah, sorry man, you can’t happily entertain nerds and not expect us to point out any seeming inconsistencies in the organizational system….it’s kinda what we do. I don’t think anyone was communicating out of hate. More out of compulsion.

  4. Jesse says:

    Love the Nerdist YouTube channel lineup! However, I feel there has been one glaring omission – a Nerdist show! I would love to see you guys when you do the hostful shows! Thanks for all you do! Keep it coming!

  5. Mik says:

    @Chris Hardwick

    Aww!!! Well I’ve followed you since T3 so I’ll watch whatevers next!

  6. Robin says:

    Oh my goodness, if you could even just do a title sequence for The Neils (the way Jonathan Coulton did for his fictitious sitcom Monkey Shines), that would be hilarious!

    Can’t wait for the launch of the YouTube channel. If the Crash Course channel is anything to go by, it’s gonna be great.

  7. highwyre237 says:

    Neil deGrasse Fn Tyson!!!

    you just got a viewer.

    Honestly, good job, sounds like an impressive lineup, I’m super excited.

    I have an idea though… Mike and Tom eat snacks the show… so I can finally be a viewer

  8. @Mik: Yeah, The Web Soup! She is done! I no longer work at G4. Those folks are great over there though! I am honored to have had four great years there.

    RIP Web Sooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuup!!!!

  9. Chris Hardwick says:

    @Jacki: most people who come on have things to promote. We received nothing for having Moshe on, so “ad” is just not appropriate terminology. He’s our friend, he’s funny, he wrote a book, and the book had a lot of interesting points. Why is it necessary to categorize it? Was the conversation any less compelling because it stemmed from his work?

    And for all of the people making a point to alert us that it wasn’t a true hostful (it’s says MOSTFUL in the description, nerdlings) I will happily refund your zero dollars! There! You have it back. Spend it wisely! #WinkyEmoticon

    • Jacki says:

      @Chris: I absolutely did find the Moshe conversation interesting and compelling. I’m not complaining about it, or about podcast ads in general.

      I was just wagering a guess as to why the episode wasn’t titled with his name, as is customary when there is a guest on the Nerdist podcast. Is there a reason it was done this way?

  10. Mik says:

    Is Web Soup done? Did i miss something?

  11. Chris Bell says:

    I wonder why this one wasn’t just tagged as an interview episode. I would have listened either way, but just at a different time. I went in thinking typical light hostful and got an earful of teenage addiction. I’ve heard Moshe before on another podcast, and the guy is really interesting. His story just wasn’t workday material.

    “Hey, how’s it going?”

    “We’re all going to hell through a painful and slow process of degradation.”

    “Okay then, see ya at lunch!”

    That didn’t actually happen, but I did have to save the interview portion until after I got home.

  12. setlasmon says:

    and you know how people sometime fantasize about sex with cartoons? I have to have sex with Carl Huber’s burrito.

  13. setlasmon says:

    hi, its Mr. Title-Should-Have-Been-(Blank) here.

    just wanted to let you know I think you got it right this time. see? it is possible.

  14. Donna says:

    I’m confused how this can be considered a hostful when you spend so much of it talking to a guest. 😉

    • Jacki says:

      I wonder if the Moshe interview was technically an ad segment for his new book? I’m not complaining, but it seems like it was structured that way.

  15. Gabriel says:

    As I listened to the description of all the shows that would be on the Nerdist channel I felt like you were intenionally aping “UHF” you even went to the trouble of getting Weird Al.

    I think if you get the Neil’s to kneel in front of a poster or standy of General Zod from Superman 2 you could call the show “Neils before Zod”

  16. DezHurray says:

    Wow. The reading at the end is a very accurate description of addiction. Me thinks I am going to order a book.

  17. Duncan says:

    Very much looking forward to the Atlanta show this weekend. Hoping there will be no filming of a fat-guy montage.

    Podcast-admin question: Have you guys given up on badging the thumbnail graphic with the episode #? That was pretty handy, while it lasted, since my iDevices insist on losing the date and sorting the podcasts alphabetically.

  18. Michael says:

    Chris: Been playing a lot of Skyrim, have we?

  19. Chris Hardwick says:

    @Vincent S: Thanks man! The shows will be on a release schedule. I think regular intervals are important! We have a bunch of stuff in production right now and will have more throughout the year. Salutations!

  20. Vincent S says:

    woot! another Hostful+ from the, hopefully, windowed recording booth at E!… or G4 building. 😀 missed you guys in this format. Awesome to know that there might be some future work with Alison “Slippy” and the nerdcast. 🙂 I’ll eventually give a damn about every other shows, probably focusing on “All-Stars Bowling” for the probable mess-haps coming from the randomness and competitiveness of different funny people and on Startalk, because I already do that for my listening slits.

    This being a “channel”, is it going to be like TV where u have stuff coming weekly or will the content just fly off randomly when it’s done?

  21. Scott says:

    p.s t-shorts are in appropriate in public .NSFW NSFuckinAnywhere lol

  22. Scott says:

    I love you guys. fucking just a great bunch of lads doing there shit in the world, gettin it done and having true enjoyment along the way. fuck as busy as they are (chris especially in his ways of promoting this Beast) i dont know how they could want to spend some potential freetime going through traffic and somewhat out of their way to meet up at meltdown for this. MAG-FUCKING-NIFICENT!! to say keep up the good work is too cliche …soo perhaps dont get worse at not sucking……or “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation”……..a little too far maybe but on par none the less.
    I agree about the hostful art since day one should be made into t-shirts….secondly you need to have nerdist t-shorts to start with, they havent been available in awhile as far as memory serves me. please know you wanna……so just do it…..everyones trying it….c`mon it`ll make you Cool.
    Enjoying said burrito.
    Scott E.S.Q( exceptionally stoned qwement)

  23. S says:

    HOLY RODENTS I LOVE the unanimous muscle memory quotation reaction to Moshe’s -Princess Bride- reference! Oh how wonderful! Next, I hope you’ll talk about the Marx Brothers and Slavoj Zizek, or maybe even Mr Funny Pants Derrida. You don’t do requests though, eh.

  24. elleC says:

    it’s true, in the bay I had to become black. the features:
    nice ass
    anointed a inside out oreo
    allowed to make fun of black people/SAY NIGGA
    I had the trifecta

  25. EricMci says:

    Whoa- Jonah was a Weenie King employee!

  26. Ashley says:

    The noises I made when I saw there was a Hostful posted, wow, you guys have so much control over my emotions.

    I would also buy dozens of shirts if that artwork got made into one. I would buy SO MANY.

  27. Mike says:

    The reading at the end is absolutely wonderful. I’m definitely looking up this book.

  28. Justin says:

    This podcast is a Game-Alteration!

  29. Veronica says:

    So happy to have a Hostful this week! Any chance you guys are planning on putting your Austin Podcast up soon??

  30. Jacki says:

    I’m sure this is a stupid question, but will the YouTube Channel shows be downloadable, like podcasts? Or will they be streaming-only via

  31. John48221 says:

    Will there be a science show to explain how to make my days longer so I can watch everything? I like Comic Book Club.

  32. EricMci says:

    “I Claim This Chest In The Name of SPAIN!”

  33. DezHurray says:

    After your show Saturday in Atlanta, you should come to the Stache Bash!

  34. Zach Hall says:

    So excited for the channel Chris! Since the Walking Dead won’t be on until the fall, I will have something to watch!

  35. Frankie says:

    Excellent episode! I ordered Moshe’s book a few weeks ago, I can’t wait to get it tomorrow (according to Amazon). I love Moshe and the discussion that occurred over the last quarter or so was super powerful. Thanks guys.

    See you at Meltdown tonight!

  36. IamJoseph says:

    The guy who pretends to be a Motown legend reminds me of my own lie. My actual profession is kind of embarrassing, so I tell people I ghost write porno movies. My favorite part of this is how insistent I am that I don’t do the sex scenes, just the ridiculous dialog that leads up to it. Plus as a made-up ghost writer it is entirely believable that I can’t tell you what I actually wrote, contractually.

    Good times.

  37. Tzvi says:

    Any chance that there could be a reviving of the Benson Interuption on the Nerdist Channel. I imagine for copyright reasons you can’t literally revive it, as comedy central probably owns that property. But it would be nice to see it happening…

    Anyways just a thought, a question maybe, comment…. quemment?