If you’re a podcast fanatic like me, you’re likely well aware of the awesome “Nerdist” website, ran and maintained by one Chris Hardwick. Nerdist is a team effort, in that hundreds of comedians (as well as icons of nerd culture) have been involved with the website, and about a dozen or so in the maintenance. I’m going to give you fellow podcasters a bit of a brief on the variety of awesome entertainment available on the Nerdist network!
The Nerdist Podcast itself is hosted by Chris Hardwick. You may recognize Chris Hardwick from his stand-up comedy, or more than likely as the host of the “Talking Dead” talk show that follows each new episode of the Walking Dead on AMC. You may also recognize him from hosting several other properties, such as Web Soup, Wired Science, and Singled Out. He is also vocalist and melodica player of the comedy band Hard ‘n’ Phirm.
The Nerdist podcast is just like it sounds – a great show for proud nerds and geeks to get their fix on the latest nerd news. His guests are rather varied and almost always interesting, from comedic geniuses like Weird Al Yankovic, to Stan Lee, to the Muppets themselves! The latest Nerdist podcast features Robert Patrick, most known for his acting in Terminator 2: Judgement Day as the antagonist.
Chris Hardwick is a good host and sets a great example of hosting and work ethic for aspiring podcasters to follow, you can learn a lot from listening to his shows!
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is one of the more absurd podcasts available on the Nerdist network. CEFF is, as stated in the title, various comedians reading hilariously descriptive erotic fan fictions to a live audience. (How they do it without bursting out laughing with every other sentence is beyond me.) Be warned, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is most certainly not safe for work, and children would probably be horrified to hear the stories told about Mayor McCheese and the Hamburglers twisted affair, or the orgy that takes place in the land of make believe. But if you’re looking for crass, disgustingly hilarious prose eloquently written and read, look no further! These stories will have you in stitches!
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Comic Book Club
The last Nerdist podcast I’m going to touch upon today will be the Comic Book Club. This podcast takes place live in New York City every Tuesday night at 8PM Eastern Standard Time. It is hosted by Justin Tyler, Pete LePage, and Alex Zalben. Generally the guests on this show are figures within the comic book industry itself or comedians that are avid comic book fans. While you may not be surprised to learn how many celebrities love Batman JUST AS MUCH as you do, you’ll be shocked to hear them spouting knowledge and opinions on Batman with a nerdy, educated vernacular.
Whether you’re a proud nerd, comic book enthusiast, comedy buff, or just really enjoy comedic erotic fan fiction, Nerdist is a entertainment network with a plethora of great shows to catch!