The Gist: Jimmy Pardo on comedy podcasting, and public service announcements.

Jimmy Pardo Did Comedy Podcasts When Doing Comedy Podcasts Wasn't Cool 

Jimmy Pardo Did Comedy Podcasts When Doing Comedy Podcasts Wasn't Cool 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 19 2015 6:52 PM

When Comedy Podcasts Were Still in Beta

Jimmy Pardo of Never Not Funny explains how he fell into alt-comedy and pushed boundaries with one of the first great comedy podcasts.

Jimmy Pardo’s latest project is a wacky Science Channel game show.

Photo courtesy of Race to Escape.

Listen to Episode 323 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, comedian Jimmy Pardo recalls lessons learned from the dawn of podcasting and alt-comedy, and takes pride in the complexity of his new game show inspired by the room-escape zeitgeist. He hosts the podcast Never Not Funny and the new Science Channel program Race to Escape, with a season finale coming up Saturday, Aug. 29. For the Spiel, a public service announcement for public service announcements.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.