Thank you, Tumblr community, for introducing me to The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show so many years ago. This show provides a healthy mix of pop culture weirdness, combining TV, books, movies, games, and more into this one-of-a-kind show. The show’s host, College Humor/BuzzFeed/YouTube comedian Jeff Rubin, interviews guests from the fringes of pop culture—people like Moira Quirk (the co-host of GUTS, a popular Nickelodeon game show from the 1990s), David Peterson (a linguist who created languages for HBO’s Game of Thrones, including Dothraki and High Valyrian), and Matt Chapman (creator of the internet cartoon Homestar Runner).
While the guests definitely lead the show, Jeff’s enthusiasm for his guests and their topics are infectious, which makes even the weirdest topics super interesting—like an episode featuring a paper airplane world champion, or another with a Broadway costume designer who also created a functional space suit. Yes, it’s super nerdy, but a super fascinating podcast, living up to its tagline of “interviews you didn’t know you wanted to hear.”