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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Kurt Braunohler Has a Nerdist Podcast Now

The Nerdist Podcast Network has added another promising new show to its lineup. After launching a podcast hosted by Matt Braunger earlier this month, Nerdist launched one called The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler today. Host Kurt Braunohler, comedy partner of Kristen Schaal and host of the now-defunct IFC game show Bunk, plans to switch the format of his show up week-to-week, unlike most podcasts. Future episode formats include "PETophilia" (centered on the discussion of pets and sharing of animal stories) and "Get Lost!" (in which Braunohler blindfolds his guest and drives them far away to guess where they are and how to get back). Braunohler has guests like Matt Braunger, Jon Daly, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Agee, and musician Nick Thorburn (who wrote the theme song) lined up to make appearances.

Today's premiere episode, entitled "The Boat Show," features Braunohler and Mayor of Podcasting Paul F. Tompkins having a 30-minute discussion about boating, a topic they both know nothing about. With so many podcasts' only premise being "a comedian and his/her friends talk to each other," it's refreshing to find one that's deliberately doing something so experimental and different.