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Got a question for the Nerdist Podcast? How about a comment? Maybe BOTH: a quemment.

Post it all in the comments below and yours might make it onto the show. We shall do our best to get through ‘em all!

Polite constructive criticism is, of course, a-ok but don’t forget the DGD Policy!*

*DGD=Dicks Get Deleted

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  • Hey Nerdist!
    As if there was any doubt, I just want to make sure you guys know how much I (and everyone else I’m pretty sure) love, love, love the live podcasts. The mixture of honest discussion and talk, with the occasional comedy outburst knowing you have an audience to play with is fucking fantastic. My only regret is living in Sweden and not being able to be in the actual audience.
    In summation: keep doing these! (UNTIL THE END OF DAYS.)

    Regarding the Wil Wheaton podcast, I’d love to hear a repeat of the stories and adventures from the early life of “MirJon” that got deleted when you apparently disabled their microphones during the podcast. I took the liberty of fusing their names as I’m fairly sure from listening to this podcast that they are siamese twins in real life, yes?

    End Of Line.

  • Chris, Matt or Jonah,

    Please address this (conspiracy?) for me. Your very first podcast featured slide whistle playing. Adam Carolla’s very first podcast also featured slide whistle playing. What are the odds…your thoughts?
    -Ian

  • Hello Nerdistas

    I was just wondering if any of you are into…or aware of any UK comedians or listen to any UK comedy podcasts? Who d’ya love?
    A few of my favourite podcasts at the moment are
    http://www.collingsandherrin.com/
    http://answermethis.wordpress.com/
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bugle-audio-newspaper/id265799883

    Here’s to another year.
    Pip, pip and tally ho and…um…don’t go Maori Parpins. What, what, what.
    That is how I actually speak with my british accent. Mayte.

    Cheers
    Rich

  • Dear Scary Internet People,

    Question! You’re in the middle of the woods, and you’re facing down a 15-ft-tall Grizzly Bear, and it’s mighty pissed off. It’s just killed your comrades, and the only the option out is to kill the fuck out of this Bear. The only weapons near you are a plunger, a can of whip cream, and a quite smashing bowler hat(don’t ask me how they got there, maybe Bigfoot put them there, or Jesus, I don’t know). You must utilize all three, what would be your attack plan? Think hard.

  • Thank you for providing listening entertainment. I take the bus to school and it makes the commute much faster. I wish the length of the podcast is longer. I’m also a fan of Attack! please have any of the hosts on your podcast like Kevin Pereira or Candace Bailey or Sara Underwood. or all of them.

    Question to ya’ll, should i get the Ipad now or wait for the second generation sometime in april? I played with one at the apple store and was amazed. But i dont like being an early adopter. Thanks!

  • Ahoy Gentlemen!

    I am in the unenviable phase of life in which I am forced to live with my parents after six years of college and grad school. I was plucked from sheer obscurity in a thriving metropolis to be plopped back into even further obscurity in ye ole suburbs. So, while I apply for jobs and (dare I say it?) more grad school, I wonder if you guys have any advice for: 1) staying positive about said life and 2) meeting like-minded people within the isolating confines of suburbia.

    You guys seem to have acute insight into the conditions of the young and listless, so I thought I’d turn to you for motivation.

    Thanks for the fantastically free entertainment!

  • Dear Chris, Matthew, and Jonah

    I love listening to the podcast! I am 16 years old. Meltdown Comics is such a fantasic place! I cannot find any information about their policies. It would be really amazing if you could email me the info about the age limit. I would very much enjoy attending a show that would feature You, Jonah and Matt.

    Thanks,
    Matthew D. Wilson

  • Hey Dudes,

    I gotta nice hypathitcal for y’all. If each of you could have one round trip in the Tardis, where & when would you go?

    If it was me I’d go to Berlin, 7/7/1980, Led Zeppelins final concert.

    …..i have a feeling one of you will want to go to a Dave Matthews Band concert. I wonder which one, probably Chris.

  • I am a big fan of this podcast and have been listening since episode 1. Keep it up!! But now I have a guest request I fear will invite ridicule, so hear me out.
    I like in the podcast that you guys talk a lot about the changing landscape that is the relationship between artists and consumers, especially with twitter and facebook and the internet in general. I also enjoy the conversations about “process”.
    So here’s the thing. I’d like to hear you interview the band hanson and here’s why; they are honestly pioneering the process of connecting fans and artists, and are doing amazing things with their website, twitter, streaming etc.
    With the on going collapse and change in the music industry they started their own label and are working on getting around the dying behemoth that are major labels and mainstream radio, and shaping indie music and mobilizing fans to get involved and support artists they believe in.
    I would genuinely be interested in hearing your conversation with them, as a music nerd, and they’d have lots of interesting insight into the music business.
    So there’s my pitch, I hope you’ll consider it, because it could be a good interview. (They were pretty good on jesse thorne’s tsoya, and weird al can vouch for them. He was in their video!!!)
    Genuinely, thanks for the podcast.

  • How long does the Tweaked headphones offer last for?

    Also, I would definitely buy a “Free Matt” or “Believe in the burrito” shirt! Maybe even an iPod Touch case :)

    Guest suggestion: Aziz Ansari

    Would love to hear more women on the podcast as well! Thanks for much for every episode!

  • Guys,
    I was listening to the podcast where you mentioned Matt’s youtube golf cart video and realized I’ve seen it before… on Tosh.0! Does this bug you that it was on a rip-off of Web Soup? Is this some kind of escalation in a Hatfield and McCoy type feud between you and Tosh.0? Just wonderin.
    -Chad
    P.S.: I broke my right hand last week, so I can totally empathize with Jonah right now.
    P.P.S.: I’m from Western Mass, and have been to Riverside/Six Flags many times. Matt, do you think there are any rollercoasters better than the Cyclone? There’s something about that rickety wooden thing that always kicks my ass and leaves me bruised.

  • Hey guys! There’s been a lot of talk about diets on the podcast, but I’m curious about details! What exactly is a “slow carb” diet? I, for one, have been using one known as the Engine 2 Diet, which is all about plant-based eating, and so far it’s worked wonders! Last year, a golden rule of “no fried foods” and a stronger general awareness of what I put into my body also helped me drop a good 30 pounds. What sort of stuff can you recommend?

  • Hey Guys,
    Just wanted to say thanks for the shout out to the Santa Cruz Street Light and Rasputin. Love to hear the home town on the interwebs. Also I too have broken my arm so bad that i no longer have full extension in my right arm. I have in fact broken both my elbows and with physical therapy and lots of time I can fully flex the other.

  • Hey guys,
    Big fan of the Hostful podcasts. Really makes me want our friend Kyle Anderson to get on board podcasting with me.
    Here’s my query: if money were no object, what would you guys be doing instead of what you are (Matt; down with day jobs!) or, if what you are doing is your passion, how would you improve or change your current station in life?

    And come do a live Nerdist in NYC. I’m pretty sure I can hook you up with a venue.

    I’ve enjoyed the burrito thus far,
    Lincoln

  • Without naming names, I’ve noticed a few of the people you’ve interviewed go from 1st world problems, to humble brags to downright condesention particularly about their careers or interpretation of what a nerd is. I’m wondering, as you write your self improvement for the nerd guide book (you’ve mentioned on podcast but I forgot the actual title), will it discuss how to deal with that type of situation at all? At 30 I still struggle from time to time staying positive when surrounded by attitudes like some of the celebs you have to listen to. Also, any chance you stop by at bananas in Poughkeepsie, ny so me and 20 of my closest friends can see your show before you rock out carolines or something? Alonzo bodden said it was his favorite place to do comedy once!!!

  • Hello nerdists,
    I’m a big fan of the podcast and want to say thanks for making my walk to and from work more enjoyable. I’m curious about your thoughts on the SXSW lineup and the resulting outrage over Tig Notaro as the only woman. As a female comedy nerd, I definitely don’t see this as an intentional slight against female comedians, but I find it fascinating that this story was picked up in the national media. I’m interested in your thoughts on the matter. Thanks again for all the entertainment, please keep up the good work and congrats on the ever-expanding Nerdist empire.

  • To the moderator, please delete my first post. My connection timed out. Plus my second post includes web addresses that should have been in my first post, but didn’t make it. Thanks.

  • Dear Chris “the Nerdist”,
    During your visit at the Gallifrey One con, you may have met people from Chicago. Some of those people help put on Gally’s sister con, Chicago TARDIS. And a few of those people are also members of the Chicago-area Doctor Who fan club called The Chronicles of Who (no relation to Chronicles of Narnia). They meet the 1st and 3rd Friday every month. It just so happens your 4 day stint at Zanies coincides with one of their meeting dates. While I’m sure you won’t be able to stop by and say hi before your shows on Friday night at the club meeting, I have suggested that members have a group outing and see one of your Saturday night shows. So if you hear cheers when you mention Doctor Who, that could be some of them cheering you on. Keep up the good work. Obligatory shout outs: http://www.chicagotardis.com and http://www.chroniclesofwho.org
    Bill “the Doctor” Rudloff
    P.S. Where is your obligatory shot of you in the TARDIS? I figured that would have been whored out on Twitter by now.

  • Greetings,

    I have been listening to the podcast since August and have finally caught up. I love it with guests and without.
    Anyway I was wondering if you could have Michael Showalter on the podcast because I love his work and am interested on what he’s been doing.
    Also, I know that Matt, from listening to the podcast, is unsatisfied with working at the Apple store so I was wondering if it’s possible to donate money to the podcast so he can quit and pursue his endeavors. I am a teacher, so you know I don’t shit money, but I am willing to give some because I too know how it feels to work in a place you don’t like.
    Well let me know.
    Thanks!

  • Hey guys,

    New listener to the podcast world and quickly became addicted to your show. Growing up was never much of a nerd, save for nerding out over stephen king, indie music, horror movies and the occasional marathon risk game; I was actually captain of HS soccer, swim and tennis teams. Not to brag, I no longer do any sports and and have opted for 2-3 too many burritos since then. However, I always tried to balance the 2 worlds with great measures of succuess. It’s possible! As I settle into my domestic life I find myself nerding over various entertainments. Right now my friends and I are going crazy over a board game you guys might enjoy if you like zombies! It’s called ‘last night on earth’ and combines the strategy of risk, gameplay like Magic the Gathering and campiness of a b-horror movie; many hours of nerdy horror fun. Anyways love what you guys are doing. It’s always a fun listen, you all seem super-cool. If any of you guys find yourselves in Rhode Island you should play the comedy connection in Providence. I’ll definitely be there. Take care from the East Coast.
    Matt Freitas

  • I saw on the Nerdist Facebook page that you/someone is a Salt and Vinegar chips enthusiast… I am very brand particular when it comes to my S&Vs… My question is if you are too, and if so, what brands do you prefer?

    I’m a big fan of what is becoming the Vast Nerdist Empire and much love to all!

  • Question 1: I usually run in a park when I listen to the podcast. Any tips on how to not look like a weird asshole as I run, laughing and out of breath, by all the nannies lap after lap? I feel like they are judging me more than watching the kids. Which, may I add, turns into the kids clogging all the water fountains with sand.

    Question 2: Am I having an existential breakdown, or do I just hate irresponsible nannies?

  • Hello, I’d like to plug the Help Nathan Buy Firefly site, because, well, I just do. Plug Plug Plug.
    That’s neither question, nor comment, now I feel bad, so here is my question to you:
    If you could bankrupt one company or government, and only one in total not one of each, and use their financial worth to fund a new season of Firefly, written by and starring the original crew, who would it be?

  • Hey guys (Chris, Matt and Jonah)

    I just wanted to say I’ve been listening to the podcast since the very first episode and I haven’t missed a single one. I myself identify as a comedy nerd (and other types of nerd), so this podcast was quite a discovery for me. Thanks to you guys, I have been exposed to a great number of comedians, podcasts, and other greatness that I had not been aware of, for which I am extremely grateful. Thank you so much for this podcast! I will keep listening until you guys decide to stop (please don’t).

    Thanks again and enjoy your burritos!

    Matt

  • So here is a whopper of a problem that relates to the things you all on the podcast talk about. I have contemplated writing this question to you many times but this time you have provoke me Sir Hardwick. Have at you!

    I currently live in bum-fuck nowhere Arkansas, near Memphis more so than Little Rock (the capital) but I don’t have a reliable means of transportation. This is a problem because I want to begin stand-up. I have thought about just saying ‘fuck school’ and move to LA where the hipster/nerd/geek/techie comedy movement is happening and bask in the juicy awesomeness but that practical, responsible side nags at me continually saying, “You don’t have enough money, a good car, or a job you fucking retard!” So I have a couple of options still left too me and I’m considering doing either or both of them. Option 1: Follow in your footsteps and start a podcast of moderate hilarity. Option 2: Try to get stand up going where I am with the unknown talent around me. I know that comedy is something I want to do and that writing is my life, but the problems that lie ahead (staying here for 3 years to finish my degree, getting a new car to move to a commuter-centric area, being the one to start a comedy movement of my own) are vexing and daunting. I have asked friends and family and they keep saying that it’s up to me and that I should do whatever, which means very little in the ways of advice. So I guess what I’m asking is should I stay and be practical or is the scene in LA to great to pass up right now?

    I hope you have time in your busy schedule to help me out, I would really appreciate it.

    Hashtag HUGSBACK

    PS Sorry to bug. I already posted this on your Nerdist Way page but I just really want this answered.

  • Hi,

    I tweeted this, but I hope it’s okay to double post.

    A request more than a quemment:

    Could you perhaps do a brief public service announcement-type thingie that covers which Doctor Who episodes are likely to make a viewer weep? Last of the Time Lords did me in, so I could do with a list of episodes not to watch on public transit.

    Thanks!

    Sarah

  • I’ve been an avid listener and big fan since accidentally stumbling onto the podcast about a year ago. I was wondering how the three of you met. You may have already covered this on a previous episode but I love hearing origin stories.

  • Why are there are lot of nerds/geeks at Skeptic/Athesit events? What are your guys favorite Skeptical topics and what Pesudoscience gives you a case of the Nerd rage?

  • Just have a question for my statistics project. What do guys (and gals) think of Guys who wear Flip-flops? Choices are:
    A) Go for it
    B) Only at the Beach
    C) Never
    D) Or Custom response.
    Thanks in advance Nerdist team!
    PS. this Show is EPIC!

  • I love the podcast and have almost no complaints. Except one. I think the one thing that you should always do no matter what guest you have is that you should always ask how this person got into the field they are in or how they got started out. They can answer with one sentence or you can go into a huge discussion about them. But in my opinion this is always something interesting to hear. Thanks for the podcast and keep up the good work.

  • There are most definitely fat junkies. You mentioned in the first Hostful podcast that you didn’t know whether there were fat junkies, and being a counselor at a rehab clinic, I can tell you that, yes, there are fat people hooked on heroin. Seems paradoxical, but yes, they exist, and more often than you think.

  • Dear Chris:

    Have you ever thought of shooting an adult film that somehow incorporates candles? Well if you did, you probably know that you wouldn’t even have to change your last name. I’m not saying, I’m just saying. Either way, congratulations to you and the Nerdist collective. I will be waiting for the next opportunity to see a Nerdist-affiliated performance here in Minneapolis. Enjoy YOUR burrito.

  • Hey guys!

    So what’s the official Nerdist opinion on the Doctor Who Experience that’s opening over in London? Maybe you all should take a trip over there and report back your findings. :)

  • Hello Machrona (portamento because im lazy)

    Im both a electronic musician and a teenager, and ive been finding it hard to balance my time between the 6.5+ hours a day taken up by school, and making music, any tips?

    GT

    P.S. Fantastic show, keep it up, i love the shows that are choc-full o’ host.

  • -CH, Matt, and Jonah

    I recently started running the radio station at a small college in Ohio once a week. The premise for my show was to introduce students to new, awesome, obscure music. I was never really an indie rock guy but hearing you guys talk about bands like Pavement, The Flaming Lips, The Pixies, etc. I discovered how amazing they are. (I realize these bands might seem commonly known in CA. but in Ohio hardly anybody knows who they are) I was wondering what other bands you’re listening to that are just as awesome that those of us in the middle of nowhere haven’t found yet.

    Ps. love the show!!!!!!
    Pps. New research shows that the burning associated with STD’s (STI’s) can cause scarring of your Anakin pussy which turns it into Vader pussy

  • Once upon a time, I think it was the ’90s, I worked for a billiard magazine. The company where I worked also published a bowling magazine, and I think I read that Chris Hardwick was named after Chris “The Madman of Play-by-Play” Schenkel. Can you confirm or deny?

    I occasionally listen to The Nerdist, but often fell I don’t know what’s going on. Could you please do a “…for those who are joining us now” podcast episode so I can fell that I’ve caught up with the nerds that have been listening since the beginning?

    Peter in Chicago

  • Hey there, love the podcasts and thanks for all the funny. This question is for Chris, and you may appreciate it because it could be a great plug-ortunity (plug opportunity). So I am a Chicagoan (Go Bears.. I think that’s one of our sports teams), and am excited to see you perform at Zanies, and can’t help but notice that you are doing 7 shows in a row there. So my question is: when you are doing so many shows like that in a row, is there some kind of groove you get into? Is the first show testing the waters, the second you’re into it. But then is that third show in a row on Saturday going to be like masturbating a dead horse? And most importantly, which show is the best one to get tickets for!

    Thanks.

    PS You might also appreciate that my all-graduate student scientist band Lordosis covered your theme for Doug Loves Movies and Doug nicely played it on his show! We did it Velvet Underground style.. if Velvet Underground weren’t very good at playing their instruments or singing.

  • Chris, Matt, and Jonah:
    I’ve been moving the past week and the nerdist podcasts have been keeping me sane while I pack and unpacked. I’ve listened to like 20 episodes, and something that keeps coming up from Chris is that concept that you should go do things rather than just talking about them, like operation: free matt. And I want to say you guys are right. So I am going to start up a project to free myself from my 9 to 5 (or at least get some more $$ to do it). I’ll report back sometimes with results.
    And reaffirming what Zoe said, what is the number of people that would be required to get a Nerdist live show in say, San Antonio? 300?

  • Hey Guys, I want start off by saying I learned 160 digits of Pi because of Hard N’ Phirm.

    I got a Twitter because of Chris and eventually saw his tweet about the podcast. I didn’t really know what a podcast was but it was free and I had an iTunes account so I checked it out and loved it. Soon I was addicted, I looked up all of the other stand up comedian podcasts I could find. Doug Loves movies, WTF, Comedy Death Ray ect. I just wanted to let you know that you are helping me with my anxiety and my depression.

    Thank you, I owe you one!

  • Long time listener, first time quemment.
    I know you guys mentioned doing a college tour and Chris is doing a couple shows in Mass., but are there any plans to hit New York for a live recording or stand up show?

    Thanks for being a huge inspiration to myself and comedy troupe.