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I am Chris Hardwick. This podcast used to be called Nerdist. Now it is not. It is still basically just me talking about stuff and things with my two nerdy friends Jonah Ray and Matt Mira when they’re available, and usually someone more famous and smarter than all of us. Swearing is still fun, so we still do that occasionally. I hope you like this new iteration which is the same as before, but if a name hangs you up unhealthily I’m sure you will not hesitate to unfurl your rage not only in th ...
 
Proud progenitor of #thegreatpodcastswindle. Since 2012, Jonah Ray, Neil Mahoney and Cash Hartzell have argued, laughed, loved and gradually cut back on their drinking all while loosely discussing and playing submitted music. The three man team, often with a guest, sometimes without, are constantly pushing boundaries in the medium of "music news" Not since Rolling Stone introduced us to the New Journalism of Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson has a medium given rise to an artistic movement mor ...
 
Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales by writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes mysteries, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are chosen for their unique flavor, are suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories usi ...
 
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a rau ...
 
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts! If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audie ...
 
Y'all Ever is a big dumb show that believes you are not alone. Your life is relatable and your pain is relatable and comedian Hampton Yount wants you to know that. Every week he reads your embarrassing stories, your stories of struggle, your stories of mental illness and more, to let you know that you are not the only person going through it. There is also a lot of laughing, and stupidity, and Rage Against the Machine jokes, because Hampton is going through it too, and can only cope with it ...
 
A weekly podcast about movie riffing, sci-fi, horror, and anything else from the B-movieverse! In June 2019, this podcast became The Damn Dirty Drive-In. Included are Episodes 1-167, our classic back catalog, dating back to March 2016. Please enjoy! The new Drive-In podcast opens for business with original sketches, movie discussions, interviews, weird food tastings and more at Episode 168. Recorded in Hollywood, California, and in the Roof Lizard Lounge at The Dino Hotel in Lakewood, Colorado.
 
DTS - Dudes Talkin' Silly! Join Jonah and Matt as they wander with their words into realms unknown. It's all up for grabs in this free for all conversation based podcast in which two young missionaries talk about life, movies, fears, and cross-cultural living. So in the immortal words of Ray Arnold, "Hold onto your butts!" and listen to these Dudes Talk some serious Silly!
 
Is it bad for business for your girlfriend to produce your podcast? Is it bad for business to hire your friends as well? Is it bad for business for your title to be "Bad for Business"? Or for your 5 year old nephew to draw your graphics? Host Jerry Ferrara gives commentary on the daily things that make you wanna laugh, cry and punch people. Oh and we should have some pretty cool guests barring this show isn't a total disaster. Tune in...
 
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Charlie Jane Anders (Victories Greater Than Death novel, Our Opinions Are Correct podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the friendship potential of various kaiju, the shocking but serene photo Jesse stumbled upon on Twitter while he was searching for Ichiro Suzuki highlights, and Little Ceasar's cult status as the ultimate sex symbol.…
 
Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/spinrate Toronto's starting pitching was competent over the last week? Drew and Kaitlyn discuss if Steven Matz's and the Jays' respectable pitching performances can be sustained, or is this just an anomaly? Would there be a marked drop-off at third base if Vlad were to take over for C…
 
A great Zane Grey short story from his book "The Red-Headed Outfield". Zane Grey was a very popular western and sports writer in the arly 20th century. His portrayal of minor league baseball, in the days when town played against town, reminds us of the days when baseball was played for the love of the game- long before money became the biggest moti…
 
Kevin T. Porter (Good Christian Fun podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's big move to Pasadena and the recommendations Kevin has from living there for years, the themed parties Kevin has thrown to entice people to hang out on his side of town, and Jordan's newfound love for breakfast burritos. Tell us the secrets you thought …
 
Sing a Broadway hit from your favorite local landmark and get ready for the newest episode of Go Fact Yourself! Lewis Black is famous for his brand of curmudgeonly comedy. He’s been a constant presence on “The Daily Show” since it was hosted by Craig Kilborn. But despite that tenure, people are still surprised to learn that he remains part of the s…
 
Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/spinrate Sportsnet baseball editor and one half of 'At the Letters' podcast Ben Nicholson-Smith joins Drew to gauge if the early-season Jays are good, bad, or just meh (3:00). Drew and Ben look at the parallels and contrasts between the 2015 AL Division-winning Blue Jays and this 2021…
 
Archive 2016- We include a short history on Ambrose Bierce here for you). Also, I was still working on timing in these old episodes so bear with me. "The Stranger" by Ambrose Bierce: A group of men traveling in the old west meet a strange man at their campfire- a man who has an even stranger story. We also include a background on the incredible lif…
 
Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/spinrate Rain, really? When was the last time a Jays' game was rained out? Drew and Kaitlyn stay sheltered from the drizzle and discuss Toronto's early-in-the-week offensive woes that parted to reveal a shining offensive spectacle (2:00). Kaitlyn goes down the laundry list of other we…
 
Written in 1911, this short story by Jack London provides a window to another time. Feminists decry this story as "male centric" - which it is- and so were the times. But at least men were chivalrous then, something rarely seen today. An innocent young lady named Loretta tells a new suitor that she has made a huge mistake with a former boyfriend wh…
 
Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/spinrate Guess who's back, back again? Zubes is back, tell a fellow subscriber or non-subscriber who should subscribe to The Athletic (subliminal messaging at its finest). Yes! Drew welcomes Sportsfeld and Wrestling Brain's Andrew Zuber to the podcast to chat, well, all things Blue Ja…
 
Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/spinrate Monday musings!? Spin Rate side sessions? We're still workshopping names for the first of our now twice-weekly podcasts. (Maybe drop us a line on what you think these episodes should be named.) Regardless, Drew and Kaitlyn recap Toronto's Opening Day as well as their first seaso…
 
Perfect for lunch breaks- 5 new short short stories & tales. 1) A Father's Return (African folklore), 2) The Man, The Boy, and The Donkey (James Baldwin), 3) How The Indians Learned to Heal (Old Iroquois Tale by Mabel Powers, 4) The Greatest of These is Love (1st Corinthians), 5) Sacajawea (Francis T Miller). Get all of our shows at one website: ht…
 
Kate Willett (Dirtbag Anthropology on Audible, Reply Guys podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the differences and similarities between right-wing and left-wing basement boys, the reply guys that Jesse attracted with a recent viral baseball tweet, the adorable kittens (Arthur and Pearl) Kate adopted during the pandemic, and what it w…
 
Alan Tudyk is back on the podcast! He and Chris talk about the joys of moving, turning 50, collecting vintage science art, and what life in Canada is like. They also riff on Alan's amazing voiceover skills, come up with ideas for his Star Wars U character K-2SO, and discuss his show "Resident Alien", which is on Syfy channel and available to stream…
 
Grab a roundtrip ticket and go for the gold, it's a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself! Heidi Gardner is a cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” known for her kooky characters and celebrity impressions. Now that she’s in her fourth season with the show, she’s experienced it all. That includes some celebrity encounters with people she’s imitated …
 
Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit; theathletic.com/spinrate It's here! It's finally here! Opening Day! Drew and Kaitlyn lay out a full spread of Blue Jays info and insight ahead of their season opener. The two begin with big picture expectations (1:30), including who do we have questions about, who will exceed expectations, and what's th…
 
Ms. McMillan- a group enjoying a table on a cruise ship share ideas over a bouquet of flowers which has been delivered to the wrong stateroom. The Hour & The Man- The leader of a band of thieves is caught by the local ruler and condemned to death, but finds escape may be possible by bribing his jailer. Get all of our shows at one website: www.1001s…
 
Robert Kirkman is back on the podcast! Right out of the gate there is much talk about 1986's animated classic "The Transformers: The Movie" and how it actually influenced The Walking Dead. On the topic of TWD, Kirkman shares his original (but unused) ending for the comics. Also, whatever happened to waterbeds? They have theories! Robert’s brand new…
 
Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/spinrate The Blue Jays are chirping the 'Bubblewrap Blues' as key figures to the club's 2021 aspirations are sidelined with injuries. Drew and Kaitlyn recap the spell of dings and bruises the Blue Birds experienced, including Kirby Yates season-ending elbow wound (2:30), and how his abse…
 
A tale from old Spain told by Washington irving, one of America's first and best storytellers, written during his diplomatic duty in Spain. This is a part of his novel Tales From the Alhambra. Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: 1001storiespodcast@gmail.com SUPPO…
 
This episode is sponsored in part by Cancer Support Community Los Angeles and their fundraising comedy game show, “Funny On Purpose” -- hosted by J. Keith! Featuring scheduled guests (and former GFY guests) Ophira Eisenberg, Laraine Newman, Mindy Sterling and more! Go to http://bit.ly/FunnyonPurpose to watch the show on April 1! You’ve been served …
 
Elliott Kalan (The Flophouse podcast, MST3K on Netflix, Maniac of New York comic) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the beautiful segmented urban worms in Elliot's garage, what his experience of being a contestant on Jeopardy recently, a new one-man show about MOMSTANK. And this week Jesse has turned the tables to quiz Jordan and Elliott! …
 
Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/spinrate Yes! More Spring Training storylines! Drew and Kaitlyn dish on what's going on behind the Jays' dish, is Alejandro Kirk or Reese McGuire the best option at catcher (3:00)? Do we believe in Rowdy Tellez (18:30)? What do his stats indicate? Is this Vlad's year (28:30)? Are we a…
 
Two gold hunters stop for a week in Dawson to do some gambling, and one of them is convinced he has found a system that can win at roulette. Get all of our shows at one website: www.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: 1001storiespodcast@gmail.com SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! www.patreon.com/1001sto…
 
Jamelle Bouie (The New York Times) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jamelle's connoisseurship of the many Highlander sequels (and the impressive proliferation of the series in general), Jesse's fondness for Dad Cinema and a beautiful but boring sci-fi movie, and the Tom Clancy and John Grisham books everyone read when they were young libr…
 
Drew and Kaitlyn welcome senior baseball writer for The Athletic, Keith Law, to the show! Keith shares his approach to scouting and writing about prospects in the era of Covid (4:00). What's Keith's stance on evaluating info he receives from scouts, execs, etc. he has a sturdy, existing relationship with compared to ones' he doesn't (11:00)? Kaitly…
 
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