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This Week on the Nerdist Podcast Network: John Cusack, Mike Judge, Allison Janney, and more….

This Week on the Nerdist Podcast Network: John Cusack, Mike Judge, Allison Janney, and more….

What did we have on the Nerdist Podcast Network this week? Good stuff. Like:

John Cusack came on the Nerdist Podcast to promote the Brian Wilson biopic Love and Mercy, and, yes, they talk about the Beach Boys legend and whether an artist has to suffer to make great art, but also working for passion versus money, horror movies, The Prisoner, road trips, and his early movies.

Mike Judge was finally on the Nerdist Podcast, and he was worth the wait. Mike takes it all the way back to the beginning, including how he decided that he could do animation, sending out VHS tapes, talking to the Kids in the Hall, and the Milton and Inbred Jed shorts that led to Beavis and Butt-head, Office Space, and more. And then there’s Silicon Valley and the origins of the epic dick joke in the first season finale. If that doesn’t make you want to listen, I don’t know you anymore.

Allison Janney guested on the Nerdist Podcast. You’ll get the true story about that Critics Choice Awards ceremony kiss with James Corden, her thoughts on social media, tasteful placement of awards statuettes, playing CJ on The West Wing, and Katie’s dog Scout, because awww. Allison’s in Spy, in theaters this weekend, and CBS’ Mom, of course.

There may never have been a more perfect confluence of show and guest than Andy Dick on You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes. That’s this week’s episode. It’s almost two hours’ worth and you’ll want more.

What else? Well, Dante Basco was the latest of the Boys of Summer to visit The JV Club. Orphan Black production designer John Dondertman and actress (and Mackenzie’s mom) Sheila McCarthy joined Mackenzie and Rob on the Clonecast. Entymologist Phil Torres and comics Kyle Kinane and Nicole Byer talked creepy crawly buggy things on this month’s Hound Tall Discussion Series with Moshe Kasher. Sandra and Erika Moen served up comedy from Matt Kirshen and Kira Soltanovich and talked about stripping with Hazel and the Baroness on a recorded-live-in-Portland edition of Sex Nerd Sandra. Ron Funches came back for another round of gaming stuff on The Indoor Kids. Writer Chris Sparling (Buried, ATM) talked about writing Gus Van Sant’s new The Sea of Trees on Nerdist Writers Panel. Comics Graham Kay and Gabi Conti handed out knowledge with Razzle on Today We Learned. And filmmaker, artist, and UFO expert Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell was Jess and Bowser’s guest on Bizarre States. Guess what he talked about?

And more what else: After counting down ten things they love last week, Kevin and Steve drank some Haterade to list 10 things they hate on Chewin’ It. Cash and T.J. did their thing live in Atlanta on Cashing In with T.J. Miller. The Legacy Music Hour did another Free Play. Food addiction — what causes it, what to do about it — was the lead topic on Pro You. K of the Cosmos led a belated April Fool’s edition of Thrilling Adventure Hour. And Mike and Tom ate something for you, the viewers on Mike and Tom Eat Snacks.

So, there you go. Head over to the Nerdist Podcast Network homepage to listen and subscribe, and also join us at the Nerdist Podcast Network Facebook page and hear it all. Now.

Contributor: Kyle Clark

Photo Credit: Love and Mercy trailer, Roadside Attractions

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