You'd only get a beautifully made up word like this from the Nerdist. Podcasts have quickly become a regular for me. Instead of half listening/half watching free shows on Hulu, I now opt for the Podcasts. Here are a few I adore, the Nerdist being first on the list:
The Nerdist - This one is hilarious - most of the time, to say the least. It's hosted by Chris Hardwich, you might know from Talking Dead - he's joined by Jonah Ray and Matt Mira. All have a ton of production experience in comedy and bring on the greatest guests. No spoilers - just listen. The word Ab-gasm comes from this podcast. Enough said.
Reasonably Sound - A friend of mind got me hooked on this one. Mike Rugnetto is the host, exploring and celebrating the complexities of sound. I think this one is great for audiophiles that don't consider themselves audiophiles (ugh, self-proclaimed audiophiles - personal pet peeve). He has a great one on eaves dropping.
Slate's Culture Gabfest - Which I enjoy more than the political gabfest. That one depresses me a bit. The culture gabfest touches on some political issues but talks about things on a more global basis. And, for me - has a bit more humor to it.
Pensado's Place - Since I am an audio engineer, of course this is on my list. Dave Pensado interviews some of the best engineers, producers and people in the industry. The interviewing - not always the best, but there is always a mixing and/or producing gem worth tuning in for.
Bret Easton Ellis - Ellis isn't producing any new podcasts, but so many of these are timeless - aside from the current events they talk about, obviously. But that's one of the greatest things about the podcast. Bret Easton Ellis (author of American Psycho) always starts with a long winded, beautifully written diatribe and has guests (major guests!) on to talk about everything BUT; BUT - what they are working on, new projects - things like that. His intention is t to ouch on the things he cares about. Love it - and his attitude.
WTF - hosted by Marc Maron. Of course this is on the list. Anyone that is anyone following the podcast world listens to this one. Marc Maron is great - not always the best interviewer in my opinion, much more a Nerdist fan, but he has the greatest guests on. I still dig it.