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Sex Nerd Sandra #124: Anal New Year with Sara Benincasa

RECTUMS AND RESOLUTIONS! Delightful author and comedian Sara Benincasa opens up about her butt. TOPICS: Kenny Powers, Special Olympics, Successful Resolution Strategy, Performance Anxiety, Orgasm Alternatives, Relaxing the Vag, Beyonce,… more

Terrified #23: Dave Holmes

Joining Dave in the studio this week is none other than comedian, actor and television personality Dave Holmes!  They talk growing up Catholic, and feeling separate, and trying hard to… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more

Mission Log #73 – Episode 073 – The Lights of Zetar

Scotty’s in love with a Starfleet officer on her very first deep space mission. This has good luck written all over it. Amazingly, though, something does go wrong. Beings… more

We’re Alive: Chapter 41 – Eye of the Storm – Part 2 of 3

Events long since passed…… more

The Indoor Kids #129: The Evolution of Themes in Games with Film Crit Hulk

Today we welcome our pal Film Crit Hulk to talk about how story has evolved in video games over time- plus we play the Twitter game and discuss games we’re… more

Nerdist Podcast: Honestly 2013

It’s some hostful goodness to send off 2013! Chris, Matt, Jonah and Chloe talk about the best and worst of their year, what they learned and what they have planned… more

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction #43: Round 1 (Jordan Morris, Ryan Singer, Jesse Elias, Keith Carey, and Lisa Curry)

Round one with Jordan Morris, Ryan Singer, Jesse Elias, Keith Carey, and Lisa Curry. Recorded live at Nerdmelt in LA on 11.22.13. See Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction LIVE… more

Jonah Raydio #46: Eponymous Episode

Henry Owings, founder of Chunklet magazine and writer of The Indie Cred Test, is our guest on Jonah Raydio.  Also hanging out is one of our favorite people, former guest… more

Making It #74: Mike Farah

Riki talks to the president of production at Funny or Die, Mike Farah (Billy on the Street, Between Two Ferns, Funny or Die Presents), about chance encounters, hard work, and… more

The Alton Browncast #26: Lucky Yates

Alton Brown hosts Lucky Yates (aka Archer’s Dr. Krieger a/k/a The Dungeon Master) on his podcast this week. They reminisce about Good Eats, debate clones vs. robots,… more

The Todd Glass Show #134: Henry Phillips

Henry Phillips returns for another fantastic show! Buy The Todd Glass Show t-shirts! Like The Todd Glass Show on Facebook, follow @ToddGlass on Twitter, and buy his album “Thin Pig”!… more

Nerdist Podcast: Jerry Stahl

The very interesting and insightful Jerry Stahl stops by the show to talk about being addicted to heroin, the Fatty Arbuckle story and William Randolph Hearst’s role in pushing the… more

Mission Log #72 – Episode 072 – That Which Survives

From Gideon – a planet of almost countless people – to a barren rock with one inhabitant. She doesn’t want to hurt you. She just wants to touch you. Sadly,… more

Nerdist Podcast: Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about balancing work and family time, make up street names, discuss where to find the best gumbo at Disneyland, reminisce… more

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction #42: Round 2 (Ken Reid, Gary Petersen, Mehran Khagani, Langston Kerman, Katie McCarthy, and Zach Sherwin)

Round 2 with Ken Reid, Gary Petersen, Mehran Khagani, Langston Kerman, Katie McCarthy, and Zach Sherwin. See Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction LIVE every third Tuesday at the NerdMelt Showroom in… more

Nerdist Writers Panel Bonus Episode: Non-Episode Episode

A message from Ben to wrap up the year…. more

Today We Learned #20: Ally Maynard

The lovely Ally Maynard (Twitter, You Seem Fun podcast, comedy) swings by for a holiday edition of Today We Learned that covers everything from Sweden’s best-selling Christmas beverage to… more

Nerdist Podcast: Moby

Moby sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about becoming sober (losing the “sorry, I was super drunk” excuse), sampling, raves, inter-genre overlap in the music industry, L.A…. more

Comic Book Club: Unfamous Chris

It’s the last show of 2013, with guest Unfamous Chris! Plus reviews of Thunderbolts #19, Superman/Wonder Woman #3, and Dead Body Road #1.   Check out the website at… more

Making It #73: Ron Weiner

Riki talks to writer Ron Weiner (Arrested Development, 30 Rock) about The Harvard Lampoon, writing on a schedule, and learning from the best…. more

Big Pop Fun #96: James Arnold Taylor, M.D. (mucho dialogue)

In this episode, Tom gets back on the horse after some time at an undisclosed location, and hands the reins over to James Arnold Taylor, P.I.T. (podcaster in… more

Jonah Raydio #45: Come On Episode

On this episode of Jonah Raydio we have Kim Shattuck of The Muffs, Ali Koehler of Upset, former guest Sean O’Connor, and Eloy Lugo!  Kim and Ali both talk… more

The Alton Browncast #25: Santa Stops By

Santa Claus has stopped by The Alton Browncast to help Alton answer some of your holiday questions. Find out what they do with instant potato flakes, whether you should cream… more