I want to go under the assumption that most nerds have heard of the Nerdist podcast, but my experience has told me that is not true. For those of you who don’t know, Nerdist is a podcast hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick along with Jonah Ray and Matt Mira. (Editor’s Note: This blog, Nerds in Babeland, exists because of Chris Hardwick and the Nerdist/Node. We all met on the Node and our logo is inspired by the Nerdist’s sprocket logo. Just a lil trivia for you.) Until recently the podcast had new episodes once a week and featured a different guest interview which played out as more of a conversation between nerds. The past couple of weeks have seen a second episode in the week that just has Chris, Jonah, and Matt talking about various things. The podcast is one of my favorites and has gotten me through many shifts at my job in my University’s library.
One of my favorite episodes to date was when the current Doctor in the series Doctor Who, Matt Smith, made a very special guest appearance. Now, I understand it just worked out really well that he was on a promotional tour (including a stop at Craig Ferguson’s show that also included host Chris Hardwick) and the whole crew was in the States anyway to film the new season, but it was still great that this special episode of Nerdist was able to happen as it did. Some of us over at Node (which is the site created by Chris to double as a street team and social networking site for nerds) have been thinking that it would be great to get David Tennant on the podcast as well. I’m assuming Chris wouldn’t be opposed to this happening, considering he was dressed as the Tenth Doctor at the recent Gallifrey convention.
I realize it would take a lot of things falling into place correctly to turn this dream into a reality, but we figure some fan support couldn’t hurt. We created a fan page on Facebook to get the ball rolling on this, and would really appreciate it if everyone reading this would go join. Afterward, if you could take the simple extra step of posting it on your own pages and maybe on Twitter as well, we would owe you lots of hugs and smiles. So please go now and take the 2-5 seconds to “like” our idea in a more public manner.
I think it’s worth noting that we have not discussed this with Chris Hardwick or anyone else at the podcast. We’re just going off an assumption that they would enjoy this if it happened. The fact that Matt Mira tweeted about it makes me believe it was a good assumption to make…
Anyway, that is the story as it stands now. The people behind the “David Tennant on the Nerdist Podcast” petition thank you greatly for your support. As Chris would say at the end of his podcast, enjoy your burrito.
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