Editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle welcome Mike Nelson, former star of Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax dude, and host of some podcasts. Mike talks to Kyle and Ethan about his story of becoming a Christian, working in an industry that’s not really down with that, making comedy for all, and how he and Ethan helped ruin VeggieTales.
You can hear more from Mike Nelson on his podcasts: Like Trees Walking (about Basic Christian Apologetics), 372 Pages We’ll Never Get Back (about bad books), and Audio Mullet (in which he semi-regularly joins Doug TenNapel and Ethan Nicolle)!
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The guys plan out Mike’s tombstone listing his accomplishments
Mike Nelson’s story and his work on MST3K
How Ready Player One is terrible
Coming to faith in Hollywood
Facing doubts, finding ammunition in C.S. Lewis’ God in the Dock
Working with people who disagree with you
RiffTrax events and other podcasts
Mike Nelson worked on the infamous Netflix run of Veggietales with Ethan
Hollywood name-dropping and funny things that happened to Mike’s wife
Seat-fillers at award shows
Mentioned in this episode: MST3K: Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (This episode may be a good gateway into MST3K according to Mike Nelson)
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