Podcast Review: Nerdist Epi627 w/Bill Gates

February 2, 2015 3:35 AM

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This is quite the event: Bill Gates, ultra-billionaire brains behind Microsoft and perhaps the Nerd King, making his debut appearance on the Nerdist podcast. Host Chris Hardwick and his two co-hosts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, are granted a 40-minute audience with Gates, somewhere in the bowels of the Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation HQ in Seattle. The occasion was the recent release of the Foundations annual "Letter" - a humanitarian manifesto of sorts that spells out difficulties in the world, the Gates' plans to thwart those problems.

"But is this comedy?", you say aloud, to no one in particular. Sometimes comedy is where you find it and where it lies in this interview is that the appearance is clearly set up for Bill to get word out about the Letter. Hardwick and friends are just as determined to lure their guest into talking ab...

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