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Episode 43

You Made It Weird

David Koechner

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You Made It Weird #43: David Koechner

David Koechner (Anchorman, Anchorman 2) stops by to make it very weird and very funny and very sweet. Sheesh, what a guy. Pete had such a blast with him he wrote this intro in the third person. Great ep! Get into it, weidos!!

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21 comments

  • Great episode as usual, Pete! Just love hearing celebrity-types who understand that craft is something you have to work on, and that working on stuff requires passion, humility, and drive — in other words, great to hear well-adjusted people on your show!

    Listen, you’ve been talking a lot recently about what your listeners say about your show (“I don’t want to say this, because listeners have been saying that I blah blah blah…”): Some of your listeners think you agree too much with your guests, for example. Some of your listeners have said they’re sick of the questions about faith. Some of your listeners say you repeat yourself too much. Etc.

    I say do what you want, Pete! You’re doing great!

    It’s great that you respond to e-mails, twitter, and these messages — my wife can’t exactly send an e-mail and have an influence on “Bethany Ever After”, you know? But dude, you’re rockin’ it! For every fan who hates that you are enthusiastic about your guests’ theories (to the point where you seem to agree with them), you’ve got ten that love it! For every fan that hates the conversation about religion, you’ve got ten that love it! Look, I don’t have the numbers, but it’s got to be something like that, right? (c:

    Keep it Crispy!

  • Also children aren’t stupid Pete. A friend of mine’s daughter (was probably around 6 at the time) said along the lines of, “How do we know we’re not characters in somebody else’s story book?” That’s like a child’s version of Koechner’s organic video game or something your stoner friend Trussel might say.

    Not related, but I watched a program with a physicist that has the theory that we are in fact in a digital simulation (a very advanced one). I think Koechner and most people have heard similar theories like this around. The physicist pointed to “evidence” that there is a limit to how small matter can be (so to him this is like a pixel) the smallest level of detail is metaphorically a pixel. And he has theories about how physics at the tiniest dimensions to him resemble virtual reality.

  • I wasn’t going to bother to comment on this, but whatever I feel like it.

    The only silly thing about the power outlet and kids “progressive parenting” is the supposedly used phrase, “I’m not making this available to you.” Depending on the toddler’s language skills the parent could say “dangerous” or “too hot” but there is nothing ridiculous about covering the power outlet instead of punishing the child for their curiosity.

    Even adults’ products are designed with a lot of care towards the safety of a product and dangerous parts (where the person wouldn’t realize that part could be dangerous to them is covered or there are safety precautions). Look at your power cords for laptop and mobile phones, if they weren’t designed so well many adults probably would have fried themselves already.

    So kids don’t understand power outlets yet, that’s not a reason to punish them.

    Pete will admit that his childhood feelings were hurt when his father didn’t know he bats left, people won’t admit (because of huge internal and culture forces) that many times their childhood feelings were very hurt when they were yelled at or punished for something they didn’t even understand.

  • @Charles H on, not to be a stickler here man, but Milk is definitely not a base. Have you ever heard of Lactic Acid? Milk is close to neutral with a pH of around 6.5 or so, but most definitely not a base.

  • I’d be very surprised if 2.5 men has more female fans than male fans.

    I also seriously doubt that women drive primetime viewing in general. For very long it has basically been if a show or movie is slightly more targeted for men (e.g. action movies) both men and women will watch it, if it is more for women, just women will watch it (e.g. sex and the city). There are some exceptions.

  • I’m gonna get all serious and gross and mention that organic food isn’t just about it not having weird Monsanto fertilizers and pesticides coated on the outsides of your veggie or fruit. It’s also about not having all that stuff wash off after a rain storm and screw up the ecosystem downstream.

    And besides, you should wash your produce anyway. What do you think farmers are using if they’re not buying high-powered stuff from those megacorps? They’re using good old fashioned shit on the fields. In some cases, they use human waste extracted from septic tanks.

  • I really enjoyed listening to this. I was lucky enough to meet David Koechner a few months ago, and he’s one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing. If you have him on the show again (though as the new co-host, I’m sure he will be) be sure to ask him about how he met his wife. It’s one of those super cute, ‘it was meant to be’ kind of stories.

  • Oh man was this ever a great episode. Although I feel sorry for Katie and all the crap she had to take. Keep up the great work of produceing all of the Nerdist Industries podcasts. You don’t receive enough gratitude for all the behind the scenes work that you do. Thanks!

    Also Pete, why aren’t you promoting your show at Bonnaroo? Should be one crazy weekend. I can’t wait!