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Top 5 Nerdist Podcasts of 2011: No. 1, Science!

It should not be all that surprising that when I asked our readers at for their favorite Nerdist Podcasts of 2011, the episode getting the most mentions featured a real-life astrophysicist. You’d expect anything less? Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth […]

Top 5 Nerdist Podcasts of 2011: No. 4, A Good Friend Drops By

In honor of Chris Hardwick‘s latest Nerdist special, The Nerdist: Year in Review, which will air Saturday night, Christmas Eve, December 24th at 9/8c on BBC America, I, the editor of, am here at Anglophenia to offer our consensus Top Five Nerdist Podcasts of the Year. As I mentioned Monday, I enlisted our listeners to help out, because it’s […]

Five Nerdist Podcasts That Shook the World: No. 4, Hostful

The fourth of Five Nerdist Podcasts That Shook the World was a real departure for the show: no guest. On January 28, 2011, the Nerdist Podcast went to a twice-weekly schedule, and, at the same time, Chris, Jonah, and Matt made the fateful decision to try doing the second show of each week without a […]

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