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Pete Holmes Offers Up Podcast Tips To Culture Map Austin

Pete Holmes *Photo by Mandee JohnsonOn the heels of the recent SXSW comedy announcements, Katie Pengra of Culture Map Austin interviewed comedian and podcaster Pete Holmes. Host of You Made It Weird on the Nerdist Network, Holmes offered up some fun and still sincere podcasting insight for fans and potential new podcasters.

Check-out the full interview here.


New To Plop List: You Made It Weird

Another Nerdist offering gets in The Plop List directory. I know - it's sort of cheating. But Pete Holmes' new show, You Made It Weird, is certainly funny. The show is a free-flowing discussion between Holmes and his guest. Going off on random tangents seems to be the M.O. An early lazy description for the show: the bastard quicker version of Professor Blastoff. There's a fun combo of intelligent and completely dumb tangents - all kick started with a bit of curiousity about what may be "weird." Holmes skillfully sets a quick and funny conversational pace. The sense of listening to a structured show disappears quickly. Don't worry - there's still some interview-y chunks snuck into the show, as well.

So far early guests include Holmes' comedy buddies, Kumail Nanjiani, T.J. Miller and Demetri Martin. The show comes in a notch longer than an hour and plops every Wednesday.


New To Plop List: The Indoor Kids

Comedy podcasts and The Plop List Directory get their game on with The Indoor Kids, the new video game centric show from Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Industries. Three episodes in and The Indoor Kids is off to a great start!  Who exactly are these fine indoor-staying, video game playing folks?  Comedian extraordinaire Kumail Nanjiani and friendly gamer Ali Baker (G4) bring a diverse, funny and passionate point of view to the world of video games. Similar to what the Sklar Brothers and The League have done, bridging the gap between sports and comedy nerds, The Indoor Kids offer this fusion for the world of video games.

A recent Indoor Kids episode features the hilarious Pete Holmes, as well as Nanjiani’s likeable wife and hardcore gamer, Emily V. Gordon (G4′s Feedback, Program Director of the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics). The conversation advances well beyond video games, venturing into issues like the singularity and humanity's potential upcoming immortality. Along these lines, morality in games is discussed. This video game morality discussion includes a hilarious, shameful debate about the best way to kill a Sim, whether in a terrifying room surrounded by fireplaces and books and no door, or in a pool without a ladder. Another Holmes/Gordon episode topic is “couples gaming.” The group playfully hypothesizes women are jumpier in games in an effort to protect their ovum.

Nanjiani, Baker and their comedic guests release new episodes every Monday. The Indoor Kids is a carefree combination of comedic tangents and hardcore gamer talk, making each episode feel like a shoot-the-shit ditch day at the arcade with friends.


Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: July 28


Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz released another Top 5 Comedy podcasts list for Splitsider and presumably comedy podcast fans. This week's list highlights the off-beat shows and episodes, along with some praise for some newer shows.

How Was Your Week? #20 - featuring Maria Bamford
Judge John Hodgman #32: The Cow Beef
The Ronna & Beverly Podcast #5 - featuring Nick Kroll
This American Wife #34 - featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Craig Cackowski, Hal LublinMarc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
WTF with Marc Maron #195 - featuring Demetri Martin

Splitsider's honorable mentions are all about variety: video games to sports to some military dicussions - all under the comedy umbrella. These shows include: The Indoor Kids #3 (featuring Pete Holmes, Emily V. Gordon), Sklarbro Country #52 (featuring Myq Kaplan) and WTF with Marc Maron #194 (featuring Rob Riggle).

Check-out the Splitsider Top 5 List and recaps here.


The AV Club: Podmass June 2-8

Late last week, The A.V. Club released their swell weekly podcast recap, AKA the Podmass. They featured a healthy amount of comedy fare. Their favorite comedy episodes this time around include:

Tom Scharpling and Zach Galifianakis enjoying a rousing episode of The Best Show on WFMU. Galifianakis brings a great combo of obnoxiousness and humility.

The everyone-by-now-has-mentioned-it episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring John Mulaney and Nick Kroll.

Dave Anthony initiating the usual topics and greatness from Jimmy Pardo and Matt Belknapp on Never Not Funny.

The Sklarbro Country positivity fest with guests Pete Holmes and James Adomian (as Jess Ventura).

WTF With Marc Maron double episode goodness, heavy on the memories, with guests Iris Bahr and Brian Posehn.

Check-out the full Podmass recap here.



Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: June 9th


Yesterday Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz released their weekly Top 5 Comedy Podcast list for Splitsider. We're not in full agreement with their choices, but we're still down with the podcast family getting some love. Definitely some stand-out episodes chosen. Earwolf continues to win hearts with its ever growing catalogue of great shows. New York comedy and more impresario, Julie Klausner, keeps paving her podcast way with strong outings. Plus, John Hodgman keeps being John Hodgman and that's nothing to take for granted. The chosen ones:

Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca
Comedy Bang! Bang! (featuring John Mulaney/Nick Kroll)
How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner (featuring Julieanne Smolinski/Mike Snacks)
Judge John Hodgman
Who Charted? (featuring Andy Daly)

Honorable mention recognition went to WTF with Marc Maron (featuring Brian Posehn), Doug Loves Movies (Samm Levine/Kevin Pollak/Ali Nejad), Glitter In The Garbage (Sarah Baker/Ian Gary), and Sklarbro Country (Pete Holmes/James Adomian).

Check-out the full Splitsider post here.