Dear Matt, Jonah and Chris (In no particular order, that's just the way I say it in my head.), I started listening to your Nerdist Podcast in May of this year (yes from the beginning, I'm anal like that) and tonight I started the 200th episode with Kevin Smith. You go with me to school and are the cause (okay, one of the causes) of me making a fool out of myself in public when I start laughing in the grocery store or the parking lot while trying to find my car (which is a whole other story entirely). I've listened to you as I fall asleep and while I attempt to get myself looking vaguely presentable at an hour that I'm always surprised is in the AM as well as the PM. I've laughed with you, and at you...we've had our differences and I've shouted the titles of movies/books/songs that you've had trouble remembering into my radio/iPod while forgetting that you can't hear me. You've interviewed some of my favorite people as well as people that I had previously not known or liked but I always come out of a podcast having at least learnt something and usually with a large amount of respect for everyone involved.
See he and his friends wrote and starred in a little play during college called A Very Potter Musical and they put it up on YouTube for their friends and family to see, two years later their YouTube channel has 200,000,000 views, they have started their own production company (Team Starkid) and Darren is on Glee. They use the internet and social media in ways that I can only dream of and as a theater techie myself, who helped start a tech group in college that has now reached levels my friends and I never even thought of four years ago, Darren is such an inspiration and I know a few people that would love to hear him on your podcast (myself included). Did I mention he's super duper smart and a generally nice guy and lives in LA?
Don’t get me wrong, I know that’s not how podcasting actually works. Intellectually, I know that you guys can’t just say into the universe “I bet Darren Criss would be awesome on the podcast” and *poof* he’s there. I just think you’d make a ton of nerds so unbelievably happy if this happened.
And now that I've totally bored you/I’m sure you’re not actually reading this because I ramble and it’s become way way too long. Daffy Duck. I’ll just finish with a silly trick my dad pulled in law school when he was convinced that his TA wasn't reading all of the papers all the way through. But seriously I love the podcast.