Jonathan Coulton is an hilarious musical nerd icon. If you don’t know who he is I am surprised, but this is a good place to meet him. We chat about touring, the crafting of nerdy songs, and leaving safe but boring jobs to pursue unsafe but unboring jobs. PLUS JoCo plays a few songs, one of which is BRAND FRIGGIN NEW.
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Chris Hardwick, founder and chief nerd at Nerdist.com, hops on to a special Commutist episode. Between his TV background, podcast network and stand-up tours, Hardwick is at the nexus of old and new media. He shares his thoughts on that and how technology impacts his work.
Who would have thought interviewing Ozzy would make for a smart, entertaining discussion? I love hearing him break down The Beatles (at 19 minutes in).
I originally watched this on Digg Dialogg, but it was reposted in extended MP3 form on Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast. http://www.nerdist.com/2010/06/nerdist-podcast-23-ozzy/
Chris Hardwick is not the man Marc thought he was. The Nerdist joins Marc in the garage to explain his roots in nerd-dom, why the show Singled Out was such a weird fit for him, and his understanding of why Marc had the wrong impression of him. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and by Stitcher Radio.