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Nerdist Podcast: Dr. Demento

The amazing Dr. Demento was kind enough to take a break from his own show and come on the podcast! Chris and Jonah profess their love for the doctor, Dan… more

Hollywood Sings “Baby Got Back”

Have you had enough of videos in which clips from movies and TV shows are artfully (or inartfully) arranged to “sing” a familiar song? Yes? Too bad, because this one… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more

Beck’s Sheet Music Album: Cutting Edge or Revived Relic?

When does something as old a medium as sheet music qualify as “innovation”? You be the judge: Last week, Beck announced that his next album isn’t going to be an… more

The Legacy Music Hour #93: Toys

Brent and Rob put out some real positive energy in this episode of The Legacy Music Hour, which focuses on toys.  That is, music from video games based on toys… more

Nerdstalgia: My Toddler Self’s Favorite Album

We’d all like to think of ourselves as people who always had great taste in music. Sadly, this is not true. I was reminded of this the other day, when… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Trip”

This week, my favorite summer band, Vacationer, released their latest music video for the song “Trip.” The song itself is lovely. Soothing even. It’s simply about needing a getaway, and… more

The Legacy Music Hour #92: Punching and Kicking 2

The Double Dragon Boyz return to the topic of Beat ‘Em Up Games (which includes Hack and Slash Games). They discuss what it means to be a beat ‘em up… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Harps”

God do I have the softest soft spot for The Sea and Cake. Usually the Music Geek Track of the Week requires a lot of sifting and personal turmoil, because… more

The Legacy Music Hour #91: Cartoons

In Episode 91, Brent and Rob focus on music from video games based on cartoons, but it ends up being much more of a focus on ducks.  Episode 91 is… more

An Unsolicited Theme Song For Neil deGrasse Tyson

Well, why SHOULDN’T Neil deGrasse Tyson have a theme song? It’s been out for a month, but it kinda got lost in the Comic-Con shuffle here and it just this… more

Watkins Family Hour #6: March Madness

WFH Podcast #6 was recorded March 21st 2012 at Largo at the Coronet Theater. Guests in this episode are Dawes, Jackson Browne, Mike & Ruthie, Molly O’Brien & Rich Moore,… more

The Spanglers’ Love Equation

The Spanglers, that dynamic 1970′s-style musical-variety duo who bear a striking resemblance to the Nerdist Podcast Network’s Pop My Culture co-host Vanessa Ragland and comedian/writer/producer Jamie Flam (really,… more

The Legacy Music Hour #90: Free Play 9

Brent’s sister Laura Weinbach sits in with the Double Dragon BOI-ZZZ on this free play episode of The Legacy Music Hour.  They talk about jockstraps, alarm clocks, and newscasts, and… more

Big Pop Fun #35: Weird Al Yankovic

Al Yankovic is: a) a successful and historic satirist and musician, and b) not “weird.” We talk about the aural beauty of the accordion and tuba, and Al’s war hero… more

“Call Me Maybe,” Star Wars Edition

Move over, Cookie Monster. In case you didn’t see it — like, if you were in San Diego standing on lines all weekend — here’s YouTube user jamescovenant’s mashup of… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “I Can’t Handle Change”

When I think slide guitar, I think Allman Brothers, BBQ sauce, and for some reason, cankles. But definitely not delicate, emo-infused indie pop based out of Phoenix, Arizona. “I Can’… more

The Legacy Music Hour #89: Pro Wrestling Games

The main event for Episode 89 is Pro Wrestling Games.  Brent and Rob body slam their way through the myriad of wrestling video games released during the 8-bit and 16-bit… more

Cookie Monster Improves Upon “Call Me Maybe”

Cookie Monster singing a “Call Me Maybe” parody? Sure. I think I like this better than the original. No, I KNOW I do…. more

100 Famous Guitar Riffs

In case you missed this, in a promotional video for the Chicago Music Exchange, Alex Chadwick plays 100 famous guitar riffs in one take, a chronological history of rock ‘n’… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Real Estate” (NSFW)

On the Fourth of July, Childish Gambino dropped his new free mixtape, Royalty. He brought together a cornucopia of artists to collaborate with him for this album: The likes of… more

The Legacy Music Hour #88: Konami 2

Brent and Rob take another look at the legendary company Konami, originally focused on in Episode 23, but this time digging much deeper in to the Konami library and discovering… more

The Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Sunshine”

It’s hard to say what qualifies more as the touchstone of a Little Dragon song: the whirring miasma of funky electronics or Yukimi Nagano’s coaxing croon. Little Dragon’… more

The Legacy Music Hour #87: Kazuo Hanzawa

The work of composer Kazuo Hanzawa, aka Norio Hanzawa, is the focus of Episode 87.  Originally a Konami employee, Kazuo moved on to work for the company Treasure.  With an… more