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Nerdist Podcast: Lewis Black

The hilarious Lewis Black sits down with Chris to talk about the process of writing “edgy” material, the importance of keeping busy as you get older, his shows being a destination for family outings and his newest special Old Yeller! Click on the banner to shop at and support the show!              … more

Reggie Watts Sings a “Misogynistic Serenade” on “Set List”

Now, now, visitors from Tumblr-land, settle down before you unleash a rallying cry of “Check your privilege!” and march like Daenerys Targaryen’s Unsullied on Nerdist HQ. It’s all about context,… more

Nerdist Podcast: Rob Zombie #2

The delightful Rob Zombie returns to the Nerdist podcast! He talks about what it’s like living in the woods, what his process as a director is like and what scares him!… 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

Comic Book Day Extra: Corey Taylor Takes Us to “The House of Gold & Bones”

For most of us, the prospect of writing a comic book – even one based off of a popular franchise – is daunting enough to make us just want to… more

Willie Nelson Turns 80 (and It’s Also 420): Win His New Album And More

This April 20th (for reasons that should be evident), we’re honoring the Red Headed Stranger himself, Willie Nelson, who turns 80 on April 30th. It’s a big month for him… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”

OF COURSE I’M GOING TO POST THE NEW DAFT PUNK. DUH DOY!!! (1) It’s incredible. (2) It’s amazing. (3) It’s timelessly funky. Get Lucky is everything I love about Daft… more

Saturday is Record Store Day

Saturday is April 20th, and it’s a special day because… no, I’m not talking about it being 4/20 (although that WILL be a topic in a separate post). No,… more

Sifl and Olly Sing “Omega” (UPDATE: And “Oh Yeah,” Too!)

You heard the stirring ballad “Omega” by Sifl and Olly in the “Calls from Gamers” episode of Sifl and Olly Video Game Reviews on the Nerdist Channel, and you wondered,… more

The Legacy Music Hour #129: Twilight Games

For Episode 129, Brent and Rob focus only on titles which were released the last year their respective consoles released licensed games, exploring the way composers approached working with old… more

Jonah Raydio #26: Houdinisode

We have a great episode for you this week!  Howard Kremer, a/k/a Dragon Boy Suede, joins us.  Sporting his Steven “Summah” Seagal ponytail, Howard discuses his days living… more

Pickstarter: Dr. Demento Documentary (!!!!)

It may be the case that I don’t have to say anything more than a single phrase to send you to support this Kickstarter. This: Dr Demento documentary. But I… more

Music Geek Track of the Week: The National – “Don’t Swallow The Cap”

Over the course of their past three albums, The National have become experts in the pace and gait of weighty emotions. Ever conscious of the glacial inertia of loss, sorrow,… more

The Legacy Music Hour #128: Launch Games

For Episode 128, Brent and Rob focus only on titles which were released the same year their respective consoles were released, exploring the way composers approached working with new hardware. … more

Jonah Raydio #25: Hitler Bad, Episode Good

On Jonah Raydio this week we have America’s Matt Berry, Dave Hill!  Dave teaches us that you can’t stop rocking, but you can rock a little less sometimes. … more

5 Lesser-Known Bands Worth Seeing at Coachella

There are always those tiny little bands on music festival posters, the ones you don’t even want to waste your time checking out because you’re gearing up for Kanye (who… more

Nerdist Podcast: Divine Fits

The amazing Divine Fits sits down with Chris to talk about a controversial show of theirs, how SXSW affects the music scene, and how they came from multiple separate bands (… more

Another Preview of “The Nerdist”: Let’s Form a Band

The folks at BBC America and the Nerdist Channel are giving us another preview of next week’s episode of The Nerdist, which will feature guests Jon Hamm and Betsy Brandt,… more

The Legacy Music Hour #127: Taito 2

Taito, famous for Space Invaders, Arkanoid, Bubble Bobble, and the Darius series, is the focus of Episode 127.  This is The Legacy Music Hour’s second pass at Taito titles (the… more

Jonah Raydio #24: We Were Dead Before the Episode Even Sank

This week we have Kali Fontecchio, aka Kali Kazoo!  On this episode, you’ll hear how Kali’s dad got to see Jimi Hendrix perform on three separate occasions!!  In… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Tyler, The Creator – “IFHY”

[youtube] Tyler, the Creator is back, and he’s dressed like a doll…a very serial murder-y looking… more

The Legacy Music Hour #126: Town Music

Episode 126 is sort of another RPG focus, although there are definitely some non-RPG games out there that have non-level town areas in them (The Lone Ranger, Castlevania II, etc.). … more

Jonah Raydio #23: On The Episode

This week on Jonah Raydio, we have Zac Carper, lead singer and guitarist of Fidlar.  Topics discussed include how both Zac and Jonah got messed with by Samoans while growing… more

“Cosplay Piano” Meets “The Walking Dead”

The good folks at Stan Lee’s World of Heroes have debuted a new series today, Cosplay Piano, and the first one’s a bravura performance by Sonya Belousova of the theme… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Jarle Bernhoft’s “C’mon Talk”

What’s something everyone could use a little more of in their lives? How about really cool Norwegian multi-instrumentalists? Yes? Okay, then I have the perfect gentleman for you! Jarle Bernhoft…. more