The Final Picking Faves: 58
Episode 58: The Finale
Zach, David, Tyler, and Razzle look back at their favorite Picking Favorites moments as they begin their new Nerd Machine journey.
From All of Us:
It’s been really fun doing Picking Favorites on the Wolfpop Network. We truly appreciate the opportunity given to us by the guys there, especially Paul Scheer, Adam, Matt, and Andrew. We are so appreciative to the fans that have listened to every episode, who commented, who called in, and who supported the show by sharing with others. A special thanks to Shannon Fox who has been doing an amazing recap of the show. You are a rockstar.
We are sad to see this show come to an end, but know that this is not the end of our podcast. We are developing a new show, that will include video by the way, that we will release on our own in the coming months. There will a new format for the show, as well as new guests and features.
Very positive things happening this year for the Nerd Machine and we are excited for all of you to be a part of it. Keep it safe and keep it nerdy.
Now if we can only find someone to write a new theme song. Hmmmmmmm.
-Zac, David, Tyler, and Razzle
Episode 57: Rob Liefeld
Zach, David, Tyler, and Razzle are back together at last! They are joined by fantastic comic book writer Rob Liefeld (The New Mutants, X-Force) to talk about the future of comics, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Frank Miller, Daredevil, the differences between writing and scripting, Deadpool, and much more as they pick their favorite comic book and comic book artist/writer.
Episode 56:Star Wars debated
On a very special edition of Nerd Machine’s Picking Favorites, David and Razzle share their favorite and least favorite things about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There will be spoilers so if you haven’t seen Star Wars GO TO A THEATER NOW!
Episode 55: Nate Corddry
Nate Corddry (Mom, The Daily Show) joins the Nerd Machine crew to talk about his Wolfpop show Reading Aloud, the best children’s books, Grimm’s fairytales, and great book-to-film adaptations. And we complain about shoes. A lot.(NSFW)
Episode 54: Ana Mulvoy-Ten
The wonderful actress Ana Mulvoy-Ten joins Zach, Razzle, and David to talk about her role in the film The Girl in the Book, writing Star Wars scripts as a child, Zach auditioning for the new Star Wars, the Home Alone franchise, getting slimed and more as they pick their favorite Star Wars memory, Christmas movie, and Nickelodeon show.
Episode 53: The TV minisode
This week David & Razzle are talking about their favorite TV shows they are currently watching including The Walking Dead, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and Supergirl. There will be spoilers!
Episode 52: Isaac Kappy and Tom Sandoval
Isaac Kappy and Tom Sandoval of the music group Charles McMansion join David & Razzle to talk about Vanderpump Rules, stories from the set of Thor & Terminator Salvation, Paradise City, Bohemian Rhapsody, manhole adventures, childhood fights, and more as they pick their favorite Karaoke song and middle school memory.
Episode 51: Dante Basco
Bangarang! Rufio himself, Dante Basco joins joins Zach, David, and Razzle to talk about first kisses, The World According to Garp, The Fisher King, Jumanji, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Conspiracy Theory, The Graduate, Kramer vs. Kramer, and more as they pick their favorite Robin Williams movie, Julia Roberts movie, and Dustin Hoffman movies in celebration of Hook.
Episode 50: Sam Witwer
Actor and voice over artist Sam Witwer (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Smallville) joins Zach, David, and Razzle to talk about all things Star Wars including the Wampa attack on Luke Skywalker in Empire Strikes Back, asshole Yoda, Han Solo being frozen in carbonite, and more as they pick their favorite Star Wars character, moment, and Sci-fi/Space movie other than Star Wars.
Episode 49: Mikey Bolts
The hilarious Mikey Bolts joins David and Razzle to chat about becoming a huge YouTube personality, his many amazing cartoon impressions, Archer, Stewie Griffin, Rick and Morty, South Park, Back to the Future, and more as they pick their favorite cartoon characters.
Episode 48: Ray Santiago
Actor Ray Santiago of Ash vs. Evil Dead joins David and Razzle to chat about his character Pablo on the new Ash vs. Evil Dead show, hanging with Sam Raimi at a casino, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Terminator, Star Wars, Back to the Future, Green Day’s “JAR,” and Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” as they pick their favorite movie franchise and song they recorded off the radio. Plus, Ray introduces David & Razzle to a very special favorites game!
Episode 47: Mike Capes
Mike Capes of the very popular YouTube show The Hacks of Life joins David and Razzle to chat about the new Star Wars trailer, Face Off, Raising Arizona, The Rock, The Family Man, Iron Giant, The Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, Akira, how a Chinese take out food box can be turned into a plate, and more as they pick their favorite Nicolas Cage movie, non-Disney animated feature, and Life Hacks.
Episode 46:April Richardson
Stand-up comedian April Richardson joins David and Razzle to chat about watching Morrissey live over a hundred times, ABC’s “The Lexicon of Love,” The Police, The Clash, Eurythmics, dressing up, her Saved by the Bell podcast Go Bayside!, The Addams Family, and more as they pick their favorite 80s UK band, Saved by the Bell episode, and creepy scary TV show.
Episode 45: Ryan McPartlin
Actor Ryan McPartlin aka Captain Awesome joins David and Razzle to chat about their favorite moments from Chuck, the A-Team van, KITT from Knight Rider, DeLorean DMC-12, Pontiac Trans Am from The Smokey and the Bandit, the Mini Cooper chase scene in The Bourne Identity, and more as they pick their favorite cars from a television show, movie, and greatest movie car chase.
Episode 44: Yvonne Strahovski
Back by popular demand, the delightful Yvonne Strahovski joins Zach, David, and Razzle to take some calls and talk about the Emmys, Aladdin, crying at movies, Yvonne’s first car, Dumbo, rain hitting the hot road, and more as they pick their favorite Disney movie, birthday present, smells, and more all suggested by you.
Episode 43: Judi Shekoni
The lovely and talented Judi Shekoni joins Zach, Tyler, and David to talk about her experience on Heroes: Reborn, EastEnders, Black Mirror. The Office, Emma Thompson, Gary Oldman, Love Actually, and more as they pick their favorite BBC show, British actor, and British film.
Episode 42: Joey Kern
Zach & Tyler return along with David & Razzle to welcome this week’s special guest and delightful actor Joey Kern for a NSFW ep of Picking Favorites! They’ll talk about Joey’s new movie Bloodsucking Bastards, his directorial debut Big Bear, Stevie Nicks, Kim Deal, Gwen Stefani, Lauryn Hill, Salt-N-Pepa, Flo-Jo, Hope Solo, and more as they pick their favorite female rockers, rappers, and athletes.NSFW.
Episode 41: Jill Whelan
The lovely and talented Jill Whelan joins David and Razzle to talk about her role of Vicki Stubing on The Love Boat, her experience on Celebrity Wife Swap, being the national spokesman for First Lady Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign, Miami Vice, Cheers, The Sound of Music, and more as they pick their favorite 80s TV show and musicals.
Episode 40: Nick Mundy
The hilarious Nick Mundy joins David and Razzle to talk about his cop show with Chris Jericho “Nothing to Report,” being married by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, The Hacks of Life, Screen Junkies, backwards Kriss Kross clothes, and more as they pick their favorite Zombie movie, YouTube channel, and fads.
Episode 39: Kyle Newman
Director Kyle Newman joins David and Razzle to talk about his new movie Barely Lethal which is what happens when Mean Girls meets an action film. They also chat about their thoughts on True Detective Season 2 (there will be spoilers!) and pick their favorite Samuel L. Jackson films.
Episode 38: Jensen Karp
Get Up On This host Jensen Karp joins David and Razzle to talk about being a rapper for most of his life and then leaving it for good, opening a pop culture art gallery “Gallery 1988” shortly after, the idea of plagiarizing jokes on the internet, Casino, Goodfellas, Charlie Kaufman, Harold Ramis, Twilight Zone, and more as they pick their favorite Martin Scorsese movie, Screenwriter, and favorite black and white TV show.
Episode 37: Zack Pearlman
Actor Zack Pearlman of The Intern joins Tyler, David, and Razzle to talk about ska, stealing Hip-Hop tapes from his older brother, Lethal Weapon 3, Stakeout, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Nicholson in The Shining, Sleepaway Camp, Wario, and more as they pick their favorite buddy cop comedy, horror movie character, and video game character.
Episode 36: Walter May
Music video director Walter May joins David and Razzle in his shark jumpsuit to talk about comics, online poker, Jay-Z, Eminem, Ice Cube, Mark Wahlberg, Justin Timberlake, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and more as they pick their favorite rappers, musician/rapper turned actor, and movies about bands.
Episode 35: Dave Waite
The very funny stand-up comedian Dave Waite joins Razzle and David to talk about Mammoth Cave, Carter Caves, Bill & Ted, Speed, John Wick, Jaws, Freddy Krueger, Ocean’s Eleven, and more as they pick their favorite Keanu Reeves, monster, and heist movies.
Episode 34: Scott Porter
Scott Porter of Friday Night Lights joins David and Razzle to talk about an Assassin’s Creed parkour tour, AMD and Battlefront, SONY, the Star Wars panel, the Nerd HQ dance party, the unicorn moment at the Supernatural panel, and much more as they discuss their favorite moments from Nerd HQ and Comic-Con.
Episode 33: Clare Grant
Tyler & Razzle are joined by the wonderful Clare Grant to talk about what Memphis as Fuck means, square pizza, poutine, the peach Snapple boom, The Kids in the Hall, SCTV, Key & Peele, and more as they pick their favorite school cafeteria food, comedy troupe, and baby sitter story.
Episode 32:Rob Fee
Razzle & David are joined by the hilarious Rob Fee to talk about Shark Tank, meeting Ric Flair, Predator, True Lies, The Running Man, Granny Smith Apple Pie, brownies, donuts, Saved by the Bell, and more as they pick their favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, dessert, and TV show they would like to see be made into a movie.
Episode 31: Call-In Game of Thrones
This week the Nerd Machine gang is joined by all of YOU listeners to talk all about our favorite parts of Game of Thrones and any other favorite we haven’t covered yet. Warning: There will be spoilers! Repeat, spoilers ahead!!!
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 31!
Episode 30: Tone Bell
Stand-up comedian and actor Tone Bell (NBC’s People are Talking) joins David, Razzle, and Zachary to talk about Game of Thrones, bombing on Christmas Day in front of his parents, Trading Places, Soylent Green, Flash Gordon, McDonald’s fries, and more as they pick their favorite drunk moment, movie they wouldn’t mind remaking, and fast food item.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 30!
Episode 29: Brooks Wheelan
Stand-up comedian Brooks Wheelan (SNL, @midnight) joins David and Razzle to talk about the time Jay Mohr nearly fought him, tattoo regrets, not going back to watch old movies, Under the Bridge, Soul To Squeeze, Super Mario Kart, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Joe Dirt, Pulp Fiction, and more as they pick their favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers song, Super Nintendo game, and Christopher Walken movie.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 29!
Episode 28: Zachary Knighton
Special guest Zachary Knighton of Happy Endings and Weird Loners joins David and Razzle to talk about working with Mickey Rourke, the mystery of his missing PBR leisure suit, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Legend of Zelda, Tecmo Bowl, Mega Man 2, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Saving Private Ryan, and more as they pick their favorite all time wrestler, NES game, and Steven Spielberg directed film.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 28!
Episode 27: Thomas Middleditch
Razzle and Tyler welcome Silicon Valley star and fellow Canadian Thomas Middleditch to talk about Vans, PF Flyers Glide, Twitch, the Oculus Rift, Thomas recently going Vegan, breakfast, and more as they pick their favorite shoe/sneaker, way to kill time, and thing to cook.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 27!
Episode 26: Adam Brody
Actor Adam Brody joins Tyler & Razzle to chat about multi-cam TV shows, Tim Burton’s Batman, Darkman, Tom Cruise, Metallica, AC/DC, Ty Segall, The Shining, and more as they pick their favorite comic book movie, amp up song, and Jack Nicholson movie.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 26!
Episode 25: Will Sasso
The very Canadian Will Sasso joins the Nerd Machine gang to talk about eggs on pizza, his Ten Minute podcast, the legendary Sam Elliott, Limp Bizkit rhyming Nookie with cookie, Golden Eagle Goat on YouTube, and more as they pick their favorite pizza place, 90’s guilty pleasure song, and late night Google search or YouTube thread binge. (Sorry, Explicit language on this one) (NSFW)
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 25!
Episode 24: David Hodges
The “most famous person you’ve never heard of,” David Hodges joins Razzle & ‘Merica to talk songwriting, Evanescence, hand tattoos, Buford Tannen, and more as they pick their favorite U2, Aerosmith, and Beatles song.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 24!
Episode 23: David Huntsberger
Razzle and David welcome another David to the show, Professor Blastoff’s David Huntsberger is in the house to talk about Big, A League of their Own, Apollo 13, Billy Madison, Spanglish, Airheads, Point Break, Road House, and more as they pick their favorite Tom Hanks, Adam Sandler, and Patrick Swayze movies.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 23!
EPISODE 22: Alice Wetterlund
The very funny Alice Wetterlund joins Zach & ‘Merica this week to talk about her role in The Interview, kabob robots, Blue Jasmine, The Aviator, L.A. Confidential, The Departed, the hot springs of Argentina, and more as they pick their favorite Cate Blanchett movie, Cop movie, and Natural wonder of the world.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 22!
Episode 21: The Sklar Brothers
Twin Stars of TV/Film/Podcasts, Jason & Randy Sklar stop by the Nerd Machine! Zach, ‘Murica, and the Sklars talk Joe Buck, locker room speeches, and “going crazy” as they pick their favorite person, movie, and moment in Sports.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 21!
Check out the Sklar Brothers on their podcast Sklarbro County on Earwolf.com!
Episode 20: Yvette Nicole Brown
The lovely Yvette Nicole Brown of TV’s The Odd Couple joins the Nerd Machine crew to talk about her reason for leaving Community, her stance on live-tweeting, While You Were Sleeping, When Harry Met Sally, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Dumb and Dumber, The Walking Dead, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and much more as they pick their favorite Chick flick, Buddy movie, and current TV show.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 20!
Episode 19: Yvonne Strahovski
Our favorite Australian actress, Yvonne Strahovski joins the Nerd Machine crew to talk about her upcoming TV series Astronaut Wives Club, childhood home movies, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Raging Bull, Ronin, sea urchins, and much more as they pick their favorite Cross-dressing films, Robert De Niro movies, and longtime possession.
Check out the Fan’s Guide For Episode 19!
Episode 18: Busy Philipps
The fantastic Busy Philipps is in the house! Busy joins Zach, Tyler, ‘Merica, and Razzle to talk about her upcoming HBO show Vice Principals, Leonardo DiCaprio in his prime, Leif Garrett being the coolest, Aerosmith’s “Cryin,” Foo Fighters “Everlong,” Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, the best way to eat cereal, and much more as they pick their favorite heartthrob, music video, and cereal.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 18!
EPISODE 17: Lamorne Morris
High School Horror Jokes
Tyler Labine reunites with Zach, David, Razzle, and special guest Lamorne Morris to talk about his character’s name on New Girl being inspired by Winston from Ghostbusters, the greatest Bond, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, manipulating high school teachers, silly jokes, and much more as they pick their favorite Horror movie, high school teacher, and joke.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 17!
EPISODE 16: Paul Scheer
The prince of Wolfpop, Paul Scheer joins the Nerd Machine crew to talk about why The Bachelor is the best show on television, Tracy Morgan’s Scare Tactics, the Emperor’s New Clothes, Encyclopedia Brown, Growing Pains, Perfect Strangers, Cheers, It’s Your Move starring Jason Bateman, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, and much more as they pick their favorite book as a child, 80’s theme song, and show that was cancelled too soon.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 16!
EPISODE 15:Bert Kreischer
Infectious laugher and Trip Flip host Bert Kreischer joins the Nerd Machine gang in the studio to talk about the proper Gin Fizz, Old Fashioned, Root Beer, tearing up from Taylor Swift, their thoughts on Kanye West, Asia blowing Bert’s mind, and much more as they pick their favorite beverage, Pop artist, and favorite moment traveling outside the country.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 15!
Episode 14: The Call In Episode! (w/ YOU)
This week the Nerd Machine gang is joined by all of YOU listeners in the first Call In episode! We talk about Lil John, Batman, Blink 182, Ed Wood, Perfect Strangers, and more as we pick our favorite rappers, super-heroes, albums, Tim Burton movies, and many other favorites suggested by all of you.
Check out the Fan’s Guide to Episode 14!
EPISODE 13: Roller-Coaster Game Trip w/ Joshua Gomez
The one and only Joshua Gomez joins the Nerd Machine gang in the studio to talk about why he believes his son thinks his name is Xbox, Resident Evil HD, Blokus, Splash Mountain, The Magnum XL-200, cruising the California coast, the Grand Canyon, and much more as they pick their favorite current video game, roller-coaster/amusement park ride, and road trip.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 13!
Episode 12: 80’s Sly Pixar Games with Jason Ritter
The amazing Jason Ritter of Gravity Falls joins the Nerd Machine gang to talk about the upcoming Comedy Central series Another Period, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!, Megaman 2, hanging at arcades, Toy Story, the first 10 minutes of UP that will almost definitely make you cry, Monsters Inc, Rambo, Demolition Man, and much more as they pick their favorite 80s video games, Pixar movie, and Sly Stallone movie.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 12!
EPISODE 11: Animated Robot Commercials (w/ Seth Green)
The Nerd Machine crew are overjoyed to be joined by Robot Chicken’s Seth Green to talk about the Oozinator, Juicy Fruit, the Great Mazinger, Robocop, The Iron Giant, and much more as they pick their favorite commercial, robot, and animated film.
Check out the Fan’s Guide for Episode 11!
EPISODE 10: New Year’s Food Books
The Nerd Machine crew start 2015 off with their dear friend and actress Tricia Helfer. They’ll talk about greens, avocado, different kinds of pizza, how Tricia has never had PB&J, The First Stone, Ready Player One, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Y2K, and more as they pick their favorite food, book, and New Year’s eve experience.
Check out the Fans Guide for Episode 10!
EPISODE 9:Faves of 2014
The Nerd Machine crew look back at 2014 with their good friend and actor Martin Starr. They’ll talk about D’Angelo, Run The Jewels 2, Birdman, The Lego Movie, Parrot Drones, Formlabs Form 1 3D Printer, and more as they pick their favorite songs, movies, and piece of technology of 2014. Happy New Year!
Check out the Fans Guide to Episode 9!
EPISODE 8: Childhood Christmas Crushes
The Nerd Machine crew, sans fly in the ointment, Tyler, sits down with their good friend and actor, Joel David Moore to talk about their favorite childhood crushes, their favorite childhood toy, and their favorite Christmas movie. Tune in to hear this great Christmas themed episode, and some snippets of the best version of The Music Man you’ve ever heard
Check out the Fans Guide for Episode 8!
EPISODE 7: Action Heroes Love Directing in the City
The Nerd Machine gang welcomes director/writer/editor Kyle Newman to chat about his new high school action comedy Barely Lethal, Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Columbia, New York, Los Angeles, and much more as they pick their favorite action hero, director, and city they’ve lived in.
Check out the Fans Guide for Episode 7!
EPISODE 6: Halloween 80’s Action Tradition
Nerd culture icon Nathan Fillion joins David, Zachary, Tyler, and Razzle to chat about Nathan’s infamous Halloween costume, Jerkules, ER’s Dr. Mark Greene, Die Hard, Bloodsport, Highlander, caroling, the tropics at Christmas, and much more as they pick their favorite Halloween costumes, 80’s Action movies, and Holiday tradition.
Check out the Fans Guide for Episode 6!
EPISODE 5: Candies, Comics & Concerts
The hardest working woman in Hollywood, the one and only Aisha Tyler joins David, Zachary, Tyler, and Razzle to chat about Abba-Zaba, Reese’s Pieces, whether gum is considered candy, Richard Pryor ushering in the honor of being honest, the first Lollapalooza, and much more as they pick their favorite candy, comic, and concert.
Check out the Fans Guide for Episode 5!
EPISODE 4: TV HEROES VS VILLAINS
David, Zachary, Tyler, and Razzle are joined this week by special guest & pièce de résistance Retta to chat about Olivia Pope, KITT, John Locke, Gaius Baltar, Shane Vendrell, Joffrey Baratheon, Leland Palmer, Mr. Burns, and much more as they pick their favorite TV heroes and villains.
Check out the Fans Guide for Episode 4!
EPISODE 3 : ALIENS ON VACATION EATING SPAGHETTI WESTERNS
David, Zachary, Tyler, and Razzle are joined this week by special guest/Australian actor Brenton Thwaites to chat about New Orleans, Maui, surfing in Australia, kite surfing in Thailand, Spaghetti Westerns, Unforgiven, Aliens, and much more as they pick their favorite vacation city, Western movie, and movie with aliens.
Check out the Fans Guide for Episode 3!
EPISODE 2 : CRANKING THE DISH
This week David, Zachary, Tyler, and Razzle welcome special guest Adam Baldwin to chat about Young Frankenstein, The Ice Pirates, Duran Duran, and much more as they pick their favorite Mel Brooks movie, guilty pleasure movie, and favorite 80’s band.
Check out the Fans Guide for Episode 2!
EPISODE 1 : THE RUSSIAN IN THIS DISCUSSION
Welcome to the first episode of Picking Favorites with Nerd Machine founders David Coleman & Zachary Levi, Tyler Labine, and stand up comedian Razzle. Based on the idea that everybody has a “Favorite Something Something”, the boys sit down to discuss and judge the other’s favorites. On this episode they chat about their origin story, first cars, their favorite childhood cartoons, and their favorite time travel movies.
Check out the Fans Guide for Episode 1!