WTF Podcast

Episode 415 - Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg gives Marc a much-needed education about the the Power of Nerd Culture. Simon explains how Star Wars changed everything for him and how his projects like Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and his new movie The World’s End changed the way he thought of making comedy. This episode is brought to you by GoToMeeting with HD Faces. Try it free at with the offer code WTF.


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Arabrabra August 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

Preeeeeety damn excited for this one. Wish there was an Edgar Wright WTF. Or Nick Frost….Nick doesnt get nearly the attention he should.

Joel August 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I hate to be the biggest nerd here, but I’m pretty sure that H.I McDonaugh has a Woody Woodpecker tattoo in Raising Arizona. Otherwise… great interview!

Charmian O'Brien August 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

That was a super delicious conversation. Thanks Marc. Oh, and I’ve got the app.

Gib August 16, 2013 at 11:22 am

Since someone brought it up already, the tattoo was actually the logo for Thrush mufflers.  But hearing the Wile E. Coyote thing blew my mind and I have to assume the road runner connection was implied. Fun.

Joel August 16, 2013 at 3:10 pm


I stand corrected on the Woody Woodpecker thing. The world I’ve known for twenty-plus years has now changed.

jason August 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Great show.. I love him and its so refreshing to hear some actual intelectual banter mixed in with the ususal show biz stuff.

Joe Tily August 19, 2013 at 8:14 am

Big Train was great.  This interview was fried-gold.  Thanks Marc.

Cat Admirer August 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm

A quick cheat sheet of names mentioned…

Simon Pegg, Bill Bailey, Dylan Moran, Sean Lock, Simon Munnery, Daniel Kitson —in no particular order several genuinely intelligent, witty and variously funny blokes.

Ricky Gervais—pompous, pseudo-intellectual git. (But in person, sweet and humble, which is good.) Can the UK please take him back for keepsies?

Great chat.

Patrick September 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Booo, dissing ‘Extras’ sticks bitterly in me craw. Am I the only one that thought ‘Extras’ was better than ‘The Office’? Bother were far better than ‘Spaced’ of course. How’s that for blasphemy!?

Nathaniel July 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm

During the podcast Simon and Marc both discuss a cultural theory philosopher regarding the infantilization of the media consuming populace. I can’t figure out the name of the author or find the book for sale online.  Bojelart? Bogelart?

Does anyone know the author to which they are referring?

Thanks for any help you can provide!