Guest and supreme Nerdist Chris Hardwick takes the time to explain to Greg what makes someone a nerd; his in depth description validating his own nerd status. They discuss the rebirth of Hardwick's career, and what makes someone a nerd or a geek. Then Mike Gibbons joins in on a lively discussion about Web Soup and why Web Soup never lived up to potential. And then there is some Talk Your Way Out of It.
Greg talks about Real Steel and how it motivated him to motivate his son. Then he shares his experience in Austin and his awesome street team member, James LeDoux. Mike Gibbons finally arrives to the podcast and gets into a discussion about Wall Street and the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit. The episode comes to a close with fan favorites Overheards and Malebag.
Greg does today's podcast with broadcaster, actor, amateur comedian Chris Jacobs. Greg explains his research process for the guests on the show, and how truly thorough it is, and why he couldn't trust wikipedia for information. They discuss the emotional issues Greg deals with, how he is late for everything, how he is working on dealing with those issues, and a related story from Chris Jacobs. They then talk about Overhaulin' and other Speed Channel shows, including Greg's which he is busy shooting. They also talk about late night TV, and agree that Jimmy Kimmel is their favorite.
Greg has rock music critic and tv writer David Wild in for today's podcast. Greg talks to David about the idea of doing two separate podcasts, one on music, and another on tv writing. David starts off with a great story about honesty in Hollywood and a surprising response from a big shot executive regarding a deal that went all pear shaped. They talk more about the industry, and great music.
Greg has guest Eddie Brill in the New York studio, they start off by discussing q-tips, the Holy Spirit, free speech, the Tea Party, and bullying. They discuss other comedians, how they do their acts, favorite jokes from other comedians, and sex. Lots of sex. Then Greg wraps up the show by playing Overheards Out of Time, and remembering Greg Giraldo.
Greg talks about his time in Pittsburgh, and how he's spent his free time out there. Greg's street team isn't as creepy as he thought it could be, and he passes on a photo op with a strange fan. Greg starts working on his bucket list. He then interviews the opening act and MC, and even interviews the fiance of the MC.
Greg starts off this podcast by mentioning the Emmys, and talking about his past weekend of working and travelling. He then starts up the interview with World Champion Judah Friedlander, from 30 Rock. They talk about American Splendor, what being a nerd really means, tell stories about the worst managers ever, and explain how crappy some publishers can be. Greg also plays fan favorite games Overheard, Malebag, How I Listen, and Obsolete.
Greg and Executive Producer on The Simpsons, Sam Simon, discuss the burdens of having so many Emmys and how they can dispose of them. Mike Gibbons joins in on a conversation about whether or not Eddie Murphy is a good choice as the host of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. Then there’s a Talk Your Way Out of It, some Overheards and How I Listen entry discussion.
Greg starts of this episode by talking about podcasting, and Labor Day parties adn antics. He also gives an update about what he's been up to lately, and what he's got going on in the coming months, as well as a bad restaurant experience. He also talks about 9-11 a bit as well. Greg then gets to fan favorites Malebag and Overheards, as well as a brand new segment Greg likes to call "How I Listen".
Greg continues his podcast with Norm MacDonald. Norm talks about his favorite felons, the ones he considers funniest, and how a recent interaction with The Juice's lawyers went. Then Greg, Mike Gibbons, and Norm talk about about a variety of topics from how they view older comedians, their gay experiences, going to the comedy roasts, and their children.
Greg has Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath on today's podcast, as well as co-host Mike Gibbons. They start off by talking about Mark's life, and what music Greg's kids are listening to lately. Greg talks about masturbating in the studio earlier, his masturbation habits when he flies, and what living in Venice is like. They break down the standup of Mike Gibbons, when a surprise knock on the backdoor reveals Norm MacDonald who sits in for the rest of the podcast.
Greg has friend of the show and fellow Bostonian Mike O'Malley back on the show to discuss last week's Andy Dick hijinks, the use of language, and the true impact of harmful rhetoric, and what should be done about it.
Greg talks about being in Philadelphia, and what the shows have been like at the Helium Comedy Clubso far. He also talks about his fall is looking like, busy with some road shows, and TV show that just got picked up. He also covers the Andy Dick incident, what he was thinking during it, and what happened after it. He plays fan favorites "Malebag" and "Overheard".
In the podcast that occurred post-Andy-Dick-fit-of-rage, Greg covers a variety of wholesome topics like pedophilia, gay puppet marriage and asking women to go topless in films. Greg and Andy then go on to the fun stuff by discussing how they would like to die. Once they’ve covered all the sobering topics, Greg moves on to overheards and the classic “Talk Your Way Out of It!”
Greg discusses being on vacation on the East Coast with his family, staying at extended family members places, and missing a few podcasts during that time. He also talks about some podcasts he recorded while on the trip that have yet to be released, and what his plan is for the fall. He then discusses his father, some hard times in his relationship, his final memories of him, and a nice story about remembering him at Rao's.
Adam Carolla talks to Greg about his annoyance with lazy people, what it means to be successful, and when Adam feels okay with mailing it in. Then Greg and Adam exchange dog poop stories and Greg brings a Carolla-hater to Adam’s attention. Greg asks Adam a serious question about life and death, how to deal with it, and how it relates to some every day scenarios. They wrap up the podcast with some talk of hemorrhoids and a Talk Your Way Out Of It?
Greg starts off this podcast from his sister's house in Northern Westchester, NY and doesn't have much to do. He talks about his work on the pilot, how being dead inside helps him power through the business a bit, and what's up next for him. He talks about a great trip to Nantucket where he did a set, and celebrated his anniversary. He wraps up the monologue with some Overheards before getting to some interviews with other comedians.
At a loss for a guest, Greg is relegated to doing the podcast with his producer and associate producer, Kevin Kraft and Eliana Horeczko. He talks about the death of Amy Winehouse, the tragedy in Oslo and the closure of the last remaining Borders Book Stores.
Greg does the podcast from Venice, California after a slow day of hanging out with the family and relaxing. He starts with a little talk about Amy Winehouse, goes right into Malebag and talks about the other various games that have been a part of Fitzdog Radio, and talks about some old-timey candy. He then tells a story about a friend of his father's and the restaurant Rao's.
Greg talks to former Senior Writer on Saturday Night Live, Hugh Fink, before going onstage at the UCB theatre. Hugh was recently mentioned on Letterman for one of Greg's favorite bits, which Hugh graciously does on the podcast. They talk about their experiences writing on various shows, and fights that almost happened at the workplace. Greg and Hugh talk after the show about how it went, and a joke Greg pulled back from. Greg also does a little intro from the Venice studio, where he plays fan favorite Overheard.
Greg does the podcast from the Punchline in San Francisco this weekend, and talks about some of the podcast fans he met while performing there. He also breaks down the difference between bachelor and bachelorette parties, how guys and ladies treat their drunk during those parties, and tells an incident of a bachelorette party hassling him at the Punchline. He also talks about working on the show he is running for VH1. He then talks with the booker and the feature act from the Punchline, who respectively talk about some historic moments at the club and great stories with Greg, and how to work on his comedy act.
Greg talks with Dana Gould about the delicate balance of comments on Twitter, the legend that is Bill Murray and their celebrity neighbors. Then they talk about Greg’s pilot, chocolate cocks and gluten-free communion wafers. And what show would be complete without some classic Overheards and a new Talk Your Way Out of It!
Greg and guest Iliza Schlesinger, host of the new pilot that Greg has been talking about for the past few months, talk about some current events while figuring out which one of them is the boss of the other. Then they talk about whether or not women can be funny and why women insist on telling people that they are magic. Then they do some Overheards, Is It Racist, and, Talk Your Way Out of It.
Greg starts off with a monologue from his new car, after selling his beloved previous car, and talks about maybe getting a moped. Greg comes to the realization that he's either incapable of getting upset, or become much more zen with himself. He also plays fan favorite games Malebag and Overheard. Then Greg has writer Mike Sacks in the studio. Mike Sacks tells a story about a recent book signing that went poorly, and the two of them talk about the best place to poop. Mike Sacks explains what a Vegan strip club is like, and what's wrong with the confidence level of stripper patrons. They talk about the comedy and writing scene, and their experiences in it.
Greg introduces guest Rick Shapiro and talks about how much more freedom he has doing the podcast. Rick slips into a casual conversation about his parents’ sex life which leads Greg into his adolescent sex story. They then talk about Louis C.K. and finish off the show with some Overheards and a Talk Your Way Out of It.