By Justin Heimberg and Aaron Hilliard
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Presented by the NERDIST NETWORK: A fully-improvised comedy podcast using listener questions as inspiration. An array of alt-comedy guests join "Questionauts" Aaron Hilliard and Justin Heimberg, over-confidently and under-accurately pontificating on everything from Astrophysics to Zoology to Pottery Upkeep. (Note: NO ACTUAL FACTS PROVIDED!)
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 5 – Dental Hygienists On Call||The Questionauts “make a roaring return” in “top form,” according to Nobody In Particular. In this much belated episode, Justin and Aaron tackle the questions nobody else is asking (except the brave souls who asked the...||8/13/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Ep. 4 – Generally, This is Not an Advice Show…||Justin and Aaron tackle ignorance in some of life’s biggest question-zones this week, including these spikes of the knowledge ball: Why do some women experience morning sickness and others don’t? And also… What’s the best way...||4/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 3 – Kudos to Kudzu||The Questionauts have been deluged by amazing questions this week! Thanks to all who submitted. Justin just moved, and STILL manages to access vast fonts of knowledge to help our listeners commandeer the factual landscape. Landscape points of interest...||4/4/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Ep. 2 – 3/1/12 The Grand Debate||Our Question coffers are running dry so SEND US SOME NEW ONES! Without a lot of listener queries and quandries to quell, we were quorced… sorry, Forced, to get creative… sorry, Qureative. What’s with my typing today, jeesh? Justin...||3/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Ep. 1 | 2/8/12 – I love LOST!||The Defenders of Answer Justice are back from a much-deserved hiatus with an episode that might very well knock your socks off, depending on the tensile strength of said socks. But extensive testing revealed that socks in the 83rd percentile …...||2/7/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP. 15 | 12/7/11 – SPECIAL EPISODE: Chick Masters Out of Context||A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the holidays and the general craziness of the next month, the Questionauts are going on a hiatus for a few weeks. We’ll try and get new episodes up in January. For now, though… Enjoy this … Continue...||12/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 | 11/16/11 – A Hot Golem Gaga Moment||Guestionaut Kit Pongetti joins Justin and Aaron for a fast-paced discussion covering topics as diverse as circus freaks and SARS masks. Questionwise, the gang tackles these head-scratchers: What is the Dada art movement? Why is it called...||11/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13 | 11/2/11 – Breezy at S#%T!||This week, Justin’s excitement over a free flight to England is tempered by a hypothetical anal ailment (analment?). The guys do valiant battle against the foes of enlightenment, answering the tough questions, like: Where does the phrase,...||11/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 | 10/16/11 – Helicopters Get Girls Revved Up||The Questionauts talk Presidential politics, discussing how necessary nipple coverage is to qualify as “President-worthy.” They tackle a slew of important questions, including the ones noted below following the bullet-points! Bigfoot or...||10/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 | 9/26/11 – Back from our (unexpected) Autumn Hiatus||After a tumultuous few weeks, Justin and Aaron have returned to the podcast airwaves with an episode critics are calling “their eleventh one yet!” Questions answered this week include: Please explain this week’s crazy stock market...||9/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 | 8/31/11 – SPECIAL EPISODE! “Science Monday”||Justin and Aaron are having a crazy month, and were unable to find the time this week to record and edit a full Questionauts episode. In place of your regularly scheduled answer-a-thon, we present you with a one-off show: NPR’s … Continue...||8/31/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9 | 8/17/11 – Know What to Eat, You Don’t Have to Leat!||Guestionaut KIT PONGETTI (Scrubs) joins us for an action-packed episode. Justin sounds mad, but as they say, you can't sound a book by its cover sound, right? We unwittingly tackle a collection of questions fitting neatly into a "hand" theme, ......||8/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8 | 8/3/2011 – Moving Walkwayisodes||Justin reaches in his pants to discuss George Washington's sweet merchandizing deal and the Goddess Venus' need for clamshell pasties. Doug Mandel, BPA (Blog and Podcast Agent) drops by to explore some exciting opportunities for stepping up The...||8/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 | 7/20/11 – Four White Men Have a Classy Conversation||In what turned out to be our least politically-correct episode yet, Justin and Aaron take a trip "inside the beltway" with their wonkish Guestionauts, Philip Bump and Michael Elliot. We also stay fair and balanced by getting the conservative side ......||7/20/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 | 7/6/2011 - Hyphenate? Here!||Actor/Writer/Comedian Matt Price (TNT's "Men of a Certain Age") joins the Questionauts and to tell "necessity" to take a hike: food is the mother of invention. Along with a performance from Aaron's recent one man show, the guys reveal a dirty little...||7/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 | 6/22/11 - Jesus Christ, Shelf Czar||The Questionauts discuss Justin's eco-unfriendly hobby and Aaron's LSD-laced doctor visit. Even with some technical difficulties, they still manage to fully and irrefutably answer these Listener-Supplied conunDrums (or LSDs): What is the catchiest...||6/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 | 6/8/11 - Stick it in Your Yankee Doodle Dandy Cap||The Questionauts reveal hidden meanings behind popular movies (Three Kings and The Social Network), and take a trip down memory lane to the days when Fonz.com ruled the internet. In addition, they give undeniably-infallible answers to these...||6/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 3 | 5/25/11 - Breaking into a Dwarf's Mansion||KIT PONGETTI GUEST STARS, and the Questionauts riff on Dog Waste Disposal Systems, tell tales of bloody competition back in their bunker-dwelling days, and Justin gets confused for Bryant Gumble. They also find time to improvise answers to the...||5/25/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 | 5/11/11 - True Fact: Jimmy Carter was 4' 8"||In our second episode, the Questionauts are coming to you live from Cexcler Hall at good ol' University of Michigan, Urbana Campus (Go Fighting Derelicts!). We tackle a conspiracy theory, and ask some difficult questions of our own about the nation's...||5/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 | 5/11/11 - Beverages, Skunk Beer and Genocide||In our inaugural podcast, the Questionauts tackle the following headscratchers: The U.S. doesn't use the metric system, so why do we happily consume two-liter bottles of soda? Is there a way to unskunk "skunked" beer? Do swimmers get head lice, or...||5/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
What was the point?
So we're not going to be actually be answering any questions here? It's possible to be funny and informative at the same time, choosing to be neither was a brave move. Good luck with it,
I downloaded it thinking it would be informative and a bit quirky. Sadly, it was neither. As they started to talk, it was obvious there wouldn't be any real information. So I waited for the funny. And waited. And waited more. Download "how to do everything" instead.
I'll keep this simple
Anything involved with the Nerdist family obviously has a high bar to uphold, and this infant podcast clears that bar easily. Perfectly combining comedy with unnecessary knowledge, this podcast is exactly what trivia nerds (and comedy buffs) such as myself have been looking for. Can't wait for ep. 2!