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Episode 166: Nerdist Podcast
Sound Board
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Nerdist Podcast: Sound Board

Chris, Jonah and Matt talk about the SF Sketchfest shows, what would happen if Jonah was no longer on the show, and Chris makes a few exciting announcements!

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  1. szir says:

    Thanks for putting up more podcasts per week, keep the backlog comming 🙂

  2. This is officially my favorite nerdist podcast episode!!!! I was laughing so much I was crying. I had to stop exercising on the elliptical machine because I was laughing so hard.

  3. Iain says:

    3 Nerdists per week! Huzzah for the shopkeep!

  4. Kevin says:

    Daves Like These video that was played in the episode.

  5. Adam says:

    I don’t know, Matt. Are you a master of vaapad?!

  6. Quigly says:

    Wow.. That was a very raw and intimate hostful. So, playing an uneffected mono vocal track, isolated, is like giving X-ray glasses to the mailman and then telling the mailman when your mom gets the mail, except it’s a totally different kinda thing. In all seriousness,I LOVA the show but.. that may have been close to unfair. Most singers would sound silly, presented in that way. I’ll quote Nicoli Tesla “Just Sayin.”

  7. lawton says:

    I like Smash Mouth… that was my first CD 🙁

  8. setlasmon says:

    Katie is Blaster Girl! BLAKKA BLAKKA BLAKKA!

  9. Beth says:

    Is Katie Levine the same female voice I’ve heard in the background on the Sex Nerd Sandra podcast?

  10. Tim says:

    Sorry the Giants had to beat your Pats Matt. I am a proud enjoy-er of sports and Nerdist so we do exist!

  11. Geeklat says:

    I looked into re-signing up for Netflix. Then found I had to have the Streaming service before I could get the DVD service. I only want the DVD service for the time and I don’t feel like paying almost double to have a service I don’t want anymore.

  12. John48221 says:

    Oh Lord! Why did I wait to listen to this at work? The isolated track bit is killing me!

  13. Simon C says:

    On the news of the 3 podcasts a week, I was wondering it would be an idea to split the podcasts into hostful and interview podcasts? Personally I like the hostfuls best and only really listen to the interview ones when there’s someone on I’m interested in. So I’m kind of wasting your bandwidth by downloading them all.

    I love the podcast, I just prefer when you guys are talking together rather than someone else coming in and being interviewed.

    If its too much hassle to split it (Or you think its a stupid idea), feel free to ignore/deride this comment 🙂


  14. Vincent S says:

    Can you guys release the whispery Hardwick Hostful as “Nerdist minus Nerdist? :P.

    As much as I enjoy you guys answering all of our quemments, I really liked this one since it’s just people have an hour long conversation about their lives and the fun didn’t die out because one of you was tired… well Matt did but it was still fun.

    All right, business at hand. Who’s take over the empty hipster seat of Jonah (kidding)? Let’s say, it has been empty for months, years even. The show is in need of a quick witted, pop culture pundant. Who will it be?

    My vote is for Senor Abalito. He has been with the Nerdcast from the VERY beginning. Still dripping, like the rest of the three, with the amniotic fluid from the Nerdcast birth. He knows something about scarves and having sex ON people. Putting any other vote for the third is foolish!!!

  15. three toes of fury says:

    PS: My only complaint with 3 Nerdist podcasts a week?…..not nearly enough Nerdist Per Week! Woot!!!

    PSS: Any chance of a Hard .n. Phirm episode of Nerdist chock full o fun tunes?

  16. three toes of fury says:


    May i make a suggestion…you release the hostful podcast that got messed up…release it under the title “DONT BLINK!”….its perfect…it contains only 1/2 of the conversation….just as the Doctor’s video did in blink!

    Congrats on the growing nerdist empire…the podcasts you’ve been adding are all top notch (#CaddyshackReference) and i CANT WAIT for the April 1st launch o your youtube channel!

    BTW: this was a great and honest episode…i think it was good that you guys are direct with each other…in this case being open and honest with Matt.

    Keep on rocking this year sir! 2012 looks to be amazaballs…new comedy special…new youtube channel…and a friggin cosplay run to comicon?!? GiddeeeUp!

    Peace & Nerdistas


  17. Charlie says:

    Bigfoot LITERALLY does not exist. Just FYI.

  18. Gianni says:

    Pliiisss!!! i need an other postcast!! i’m REALLY bored!! only u make me laugh!! ^^

  19. AHHHHHH!!!! The tumblr made it on the podcast! Woooo! I was wondering why our followers suddenly exploded. I’m going to do a nerdy dance and post this on the site. Thanks guys!

  20. Tim says:

    I’m dying to hear the SF SketchFest podcast taping. I was there live but I want to hear it again!!

  21. Alwin says:

    Did you try using Levelator on the lost episode to see if it could bring up Chris’s unmiked voice? It’s always worked wonders for my group talk recordings.

  22. Jen says:

    Hi Guys,
    EACH of you earned the laughs you got in SF, no one was cheated, you all deserve all the good things that are coming your way.

    Three podcasts a week is great, especially if one is a Hostfull.

    Was at the very back of the line at the Regency. wouldhave stayed if i had known you were there that long after the show, but i’m older than chris & had a 90 minute drive home,so i crapped out around 11pm.

    Hope your back at sketchfest next year!

  23. Rob B says:

    Star Wars nerds running down the California coast in July? I hope you have good insurance and plenty of EMTs.

  24. John G. says:

    I love you guys.
    Matt, Frankie say relax, alright?
    Chris, I don’t think anyone would dislike three-a-week podcasts.
    Jonah Del Ray, stay sexy.

  25. Jake says:

    Tenacious D reference, me like.

  26. Matt10 says:

    When Netflix changed their pricing to $7.98 for instant and $7.98 for physical DVDs I just switched to two phyisical DVDs at a time (there was too much lag on my computer for instant viewing). There are movies in my 400+ queue that have been there for years and lots that were just “Saved.” Recently a few Saved titles started to show up in my queue so hopefully they will find more of these unavailable titles hidden behind a vending machine or whatever was keeping them from me in the future.

  27. Tzvi says:

    i don’t think i’ll be able to go back to 2 episodes a week if you regularly do 3….

    i will feel like crying.

  28. Matt B. says:


    Singer of Smash Mouth has been on an episode of Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. You were not far off.

  29. Kari2171 says:

    Ohhh, the middle made me uncomfortable. The kids don’t like it when mommy and daddy and crazy uncle Jonah fight. Glad it turned into basically reminding each other to stop and enjoy your burrito.

  30. Cesar says:


  31. erik2690 says:

    Im certainly not getting burned out or anything like that. A 3rd episode each week is fantastic and I think a lot of fans feel the same way. I look forward to Monday and Friday because I usually get a new and amazing Nerdist podcast, now Wednesday will be just as sweet. Each podcast episode is unique and each guest is different, so I think that kind of cancels out the ‘too much of a good thing’ theory. It is nice that your worried about our reaction to getting even more awesome free content, however this fan for one loves it. Thank you for 2 years, please keep it going.

  32. Thiago Spegiorin says:

    I don`t how funny the “lost” hostfull episode was, but this one Rocked!

  33. EricMci says:

    Maybe Matt should have a time out and go work a retail job for a month again- just to remember.
    I think there is this thing when someone is new to a job that they feel pressure to bitch and moan about it like the veterans do so that -that person seems competent to their peers/part of the club.

    Don’t do that. Not with something like this- You really are living a dream, nobody wants mary sunshine around but don’t be a pisser either.

    I really enjoy the show and the contributions of all three of you to it.

  34. Vincent S says:

    Have to say, Matt’s…. he’s not as sexy as Candace Bailey and a whole lot less Southern too. 😀 Seeing Matt’s cherubic face on AOTS has been a delight. Listening Commence!!!

  35. Daniel says:

    I wish I had a DeLorean so I could tell my 16 year old self about this and Chris’s standup. And congrats Matt on AOTS!

  36. Daniel says:

    Love the podcast and love the show even more! I hope you guys make it to Seattle some time soon.

  37. Ben Clarkson says:

    I feel like we’re slowly getting into a The Police level of tension.

  38. anncoultersadamsapple says:

    The news of a third episode is great!!!!

    I work third shift five nights a week, And now on three of those nights I get to listen to a new nerdist episode to help get me through it. Thanks Chris.

    Oh and I can’t fucking wait for the Conan episode.

  39. Max says:

    I have been listen to repeats of the podcast all day, just waiting for a new one to drop. After a shitty week at work I really need this. Thank you guys in advance.

  40. three toes of fury says:

    tabby: im with ya…nerdist has helped out in a craptastic year.


  41. JusWise says:

    HOSTFUL Goodness!

  42. tabby says:

    Thank you guys …I love your podcast, it really has been one of the only lights in a dark tunnel of this past year…just wanted ta Thank you 🙂