Nerdist is one of the number 1 online resources for pop culture news, speculation, and discussion.
If there is a franchise you love or a nerdy hobby that you have, then Nerdist is easily the website for you.
They post up-to-date news about the hottest new superhero films or cast announcements for new Netflix series.
As well as their dedication to pop culture news, the website is also dedicated to discussing and celebrating pop culture.
And there is no better platform for that than their dedicated podcast channels!
I’ve gone through their channels to find the best episodes of their podcasts for your listening enjoyment. So read on!
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The Nerdist Podcast Episode 884 With Tom Holland
What better place to start than with a discussion with everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?
Tom Holland joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2017 and has since gone on to superstardom.
This episode, which was recorded around the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, serves as a perfect time capsule of Tom Holland’s incredible career and his meteoric rise to fame.
It is enjoyable to hear from Tom Holland speaking on his early years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as you can then compare it to his current experiences,
now that he has had many more years of experience.
Tom Holland has a friendly and relaxed energy, making him a perfect podcast guest as he is more than willing to answer any question sent his way.
And he has a great sense of humor as he talks through some of the more difficult parts of filming.
The Nerdist Podcast Episode 847 With Mark Hamill
No pop culture podcast worth its salt could resist the opportunity to interview the legend himself, Mark Hamill.
Mark is well known for his iconic turn as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy and for voicing one of the most notorious versions of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series.
In this episode, Mark and Chris talk about collecting pop culture memorabilia and the potential costs of such a hobby.
They also talk about some of the best places to find collectibles and comic books across the United States, so if you are a collector yourself, this is a great resource to check out.
Bizarre States Episode 200 – Burrito Baby
Fresh off of their extensive and exciting visit to San Diego Comic-Con, hosts of the Bizarre States podcast, Andrew Bowser and Jessica Chobot, return to celebrate their 200th episode.
Throughout the episode, the two discuss their experiences at SDCC and the kinds of amazing things they saw there.
Listening to them talk about one of the biggest pop culture events will undoubtedly make you plan to travel to next year’s SDCC.
In addition to discussing SDCC events, the hosts also talk about the 200th episode and their journey.
It serves as a perfect celebration of one of Nerdist’s most popular podcast channels and will help you appreciate your gracious hosts better.
To help them celebrate, the two hosts also respond to listener emails, which leads to hilarious discussions and heartwarming celebrations of their fantastic work.
Maltin On Movies Episode 193 – Colin Hanks
You’d most likely recognize Colin Hanks for being the son of one of the world’s most popular actors: Tom Hanks! But, he is even more than his lineage might suggest.
Colin Hanks has had his own extensive career in acting, thanks to his appearances in King Kong and tv series such as Fargo.
Colin has a very healthy career as a documentarian. He has created fascinating and in-depth documentaries such as All Things Must Pass: The Rise And Fall Of Tower Records.
Our hosts, Leonard Maltin and Jessie Maltin engage Colin in a wonderful discussion that takes us through his extensive career and what it is like to be the son of a Hollywood legend.
Luckily, Leonard, Jessie, and the listeners are in good hands, as Colin is a very gifted storyteller and a perfect conversationalist with a great personality and plenty of humor.
The JV Club Episode 286 With Gaby Dunn
The JV Club podcast is a beautiful retrospective celebrating those awkward teenage years when you are still discovering yourself.
If you’ve ever had an awkward teenage phase, then this Nerdist podcast channel is well worth listening to, as it will help you reminisce on your adolescent past with plenty of humor.
In each episode, host Janet Varney is joined by a new celebrity guest as they discuss their teenage years and some of the embarrassing stories of that period.
For episode 286, Janet is joined by Gaby Dunn, best known for writing the hilariously self-deprecating Bad With Money.
Gaby describes some of the hilarious stories of her high school prom and some of the awkwardness that arose.
As well as this, the two also discuss the pop culture staples that the two enjoyed at the time. The two share an incredible passion for crime television that played an essential role in their childhoods.
This episode perfectly encapsulates what the show stands for and contains some hilarious and relatable stories that you do not want to miss out on.
Half Hour Happy Hour Episode 204 – Live From SDCC18
The Half Hour Happy Hour is easily one of Nerdist’s most popular podcast channels.
Alison Haislip and Alex Abrecht host each episode as they sit down for drinks and conversation as they see where the half-hour takes them.
This leads to hilarious situations and conversations as our hosts become more intoxicated! This episode, in particular, sees our hosts discussing their visit to San Diego Comic-Con in 2018.
And the amazing things that they have seen so far at the event. And, because it’s an SDCC celebration episode.
You can bet there is a fan Q&A as our hosts ask questions from some of their most loyal fans.
This episode will help you get to know these energetic hosts even better than ever before and has plenty of belly-laughs around every corner.
It is a real treat for any regular Nerdist reader.