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I am Chris Hardwick. This podcast used to be called Nerdist. Now it is not. It is still basically just me talking about stuff and things with my two nerdy friends Jonah Ray and Matt Mira when they’re available, and usually someone more famous and sma...Show More

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Tom Holland

1:00:10 | Jul 11th, 2017

Get ready for the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! The Marvel Cinematic Universe's new Spidey, Tom Holland, was Chris Hardwick's guest on the latest installment of the Nerdist Podcast. And together, they're spinning a web about Spider-Man: Homecomin...Show More

Chris Sullivan

1:37:15 | Mar 2nd

Chris Sullivan (This Is Us, The Knick, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) brings a pie to the podcast, he and Chris talk about how Beetlejuice is more sexual than everyone remembers and he discusses getting the part on This Is Us. Chris also talks about...Show More

Howie Mandel

1:28:43 | Jun 6th, 2018

Howie Mandel (comedian, Deal or No Deal, America's Got Talent) talks to Chris about getting the role on St. Elsewhere, the theories that stemmed from the St. Elsewhere finale and how he got his start in stand up. Howie also talks about the bit with t...Show More

Kyle Newman

1:45:05 | Mar 8th

Kyle Newman (director, author) talks with Chris about a deleted Star Wars scene that was recently released, how they met and their mutual love for nerd culture. They also talk about how people can have such intense opinions on things they love, they ...Show More

Jim Gaffigan #4

1:14:17 | Feb 1st

Jim Gaffigan returns to the podcast for a fourth time! He and Chris talk about their favorite venues to do comedy in, how Jim unintentionally pissed off the craft beer enthusiasts and how angry people got at him for it. They also talk about Jim's wif...Show More

Bryan Cranston Returns

1:04:35 | Aug 11th, 2017

Bryan Cranston joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about his book A Life in Parts, Breaking Bad and more!

Al Gore

1:06:35 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Former Vice President Al Gore chats with Chris about An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, why he felt it was important to make a sequel to his first film and their mutual love of Tennessee. They also talk about how the world of politics has change...Show More

Damon Lindelof

1:14:22 | Jul 28th, 2017

Damon Lindelof joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Lost, The Leftovers and more!

Aidy Bryant

1:09:47 | Jul 26th, 2017

Aidy Bryant (SNL, The Big Sick) chats with Chris about moving from Chicago to NY, the debate on the best pizza and what her SNL audition was like. She also talks about what it was like to go from Second City to suddenly being on TV, dating someone wh...Show More

David Harbour

1:46:18 | Apr 10th

David Harbour (actor, Stranger Things) chats with Chris about his love for Shipmates, what other 90's dating shows they liked and what video games he is playing. They also talk about their thoughts on the internet, David talks about a book he is curr...Show More

Nikki Glaser

1:32:27 | Apr 5th

Nikki Glaser (comedian, You Up on SiriusXM) chats with Chris about their love of meditation, her time on Dancing with the Stars and the real reason she moved to New York. She also talks about getting her show You Up with Nikki Glaser on SiriusXM, mee...Show More

Penn Jillette Returns

1:36:26 | Mar 28th

Penn Jillette returns to the podcast! He and Chris get deep and talk about how people think, Penn talks about his love of the Beatles and Penn shares a few funny stories. Penn also talks about being vegan, they talk about the uniqueness of Las Vegas ...Show More

Joey King

1:40:14 | Mar 21st

Joey King (The Kissing Booth, The Conjuring) talks to Chris about how she and Lydia became friends, her mom’s unique parenting techniques and her love of the game Monopoly. They also talk about what accounts they follow on Instagram, TV shows they li...Show More

Deborah Ann Woll

1:30:36 | Mar 12th

Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood, Daredevil, The Punisher) talks to Chris about her love of nerdy games, they talk about what Deborah was like when she was growing up and how it has influenced the person she is today. She also talks about playing D&D for...Show More

Darren Lynn Bousman Returns

1:20:01 | Feb 16th

Darren Lynn Bousman (director, Saw II, Repo! The Genetic Opera) chats with Chris about cool horror movie props, introducing his son to video games and he tells a story about getting arrested once. Darren also talks about interactive experiences he cr...Show More

Jessica Rothe

1:23:28 | Feb 13th

Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day, La La Land) chats with Chris about growing up in Colorado, her high school experience and how her boyfriend makes handmade bows and arrows. They also talk about getting into pop culture recently, making the first Happy...Show More

Tim Robbins Returns

1:23:02 | Feb 10th

Chris sits down with Tim Robbins, Bob Turton and Will Thomas McFadden to talk all about The Actors' Gang! They talk about acting, writing and directing, how they collaborate with each other on everything and the time Bob wore a dick suit on @midnight...Show More

Danica McKellar Returns

1:25:27 | Feb 7th

Danica McKellar returns to the podcast! Danica talks about her newest math book Do Not Open This Math Book, homeschooling her son and how she works with him to make sure he is being creative and imaginative. They also talk about learning different la...Show More

Lin Shaye

1:44:17 | Jan 24th

Lin Shaye (Insidious, Kingpin, There's Something About Mary) bonds with Chris over their love of house restoration and decoration, Lins talks about how she sort of fell into acting and the first few acting gigs she got. Lin then tells the story about...Show More

Seth Green Returns

1:36:11 | Jan 17th

Seth Green returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about their toy and nerd culture collectibles, how they were lucky to marry people who understand how nerdy they are and his time as the Cha Ching guy. They also talk about how nerd culture has cha...Show More

Andrea Savage #3

1:23:19 | Jan 9th

Andrea Savage returns to the podcast for a third time! Andrea talks about how she hates baby and wedding showers, how they both can’t seem to remember anything anymore and we learn that Chris doesn’t know what vineyards are called. Andrea also tells ...Show More

Ron Funches

1:30:50 | Jan 3rd

Ron Funches (comedian, Gettin' Better with Ron Funches podcast) is on the show! Ron and Chris talk about what video games they are currently playing, the way Ron crafted his unique comedy style and how Ron makes people happy by just existing. They al...Show More

Ryan Holiday

1:53:17 | Dec 29th, 2018

Prolific author Ryan Holiday discusses Stocism, healthy social media consumption, and how to be productive in an age of distraction. Check out any or all of his books including "Ego Is The Enemy", "Trust Me, I'm Lying", and "The Obstacle Is The Way"....Show More

Bob Roth

1:21:16 | Dec 21st, 2018

Chris chats with Transcendental Meditation teacher and head of The David Lynch Foundation Bob Roth to discuss the foundational aspects of TM, why it's important to calm the chatter in your mind, and how his non-profit work at the Foundation is paving...Show More

Property Brothers

1:34:35 | Dec 15th, 2018

Chris sits down with Jonathan and Drew Scott about renovating the Brady Bunch house, their love of magic and how they got into renovating houses. They also talk about working with so many different people on their shows, what else they are working on...Show More

Elizabeth Reaser

1:13:35 | Dec 12th, 2018

Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight, The Haunting of Hill House) chats with Chris about doing long takes while filming, her time working on Twilight and what it was like attending Juilliard. They also talk about their mutual appreciation for meditation, the t...Show More

Ron Perlman #4

1:08:52 | Dec 9th, 2018

Ron Perlman returns to the podcast for a fourth time! He and Chris talk about living in a 24 hour news cycle, they come up with ideas for a podcast for Ron and how much Ron loves napping in his trailers. They also talk about Ron’s love of music, meet...Show More

Lily Allen

1:03:33 | Dec 5th, 2018

Chris sits down with musician Lily Allen to talk about things people put in their riders, life on a tour bus and where she likes to travel to. They also talk about their early experiences on social media, Lily talks about a scary experience and writi...Show More

Jaimie Alexander Returns

1:15:32 | Dec 1st, 2018

Jaimie Alexander returns to the podcast! She and Chris talk about getting hurt while filming, working to control anxiety and getting stuck in bathrooms. They also talk about her character on Blindspot, what tattoo Chris should get and what Jaimie wan...Show More

Bridget Everett

1:09:46 | Nov 27th, 2018

Bridget Everett (comedian, Lady Dynamite, Inside Amy Schumer) chats with Chris about her Instagram famous dog, her dream to write a movie starring her dog and her hilariously unique style of comedy. They also talk about cabaret, the time she was a wa...Show More

Chris Coy

1:06:07 | Nov 25th, 2018

Chris Coy (The Walking Dead, The Deuce) talks with Chris about the recent fires in southern California, how nice people always play the best villains and his role in the movie The Front Runner. Chris Coy also talks about what video games he is playin...Show More

Wyatt Russell

1:11:21 | Nov 21st, 2018

Wyatt Russell (Black Mirror, Everybody Wants Some!) chats with Chris about his time playing professional hockey, injuries sustained while playing hockey and what it was like when he decided to be an actor. Wyatt also tells some stories about a crazy ...Show More

Henry Winkler Returns

58:14 | Nov 19th, 2018

Henry Winkler returns to the podcast to chat with Chris about his character on Barry, winning the Emmy and doing the movie Night Shift with Ron Howard and Michael Keaton. They then talk about how Henry is always called the nicest guy in Hollywood, He...Show More

Jamie Lee Curtis

1:11:46 | Nov 16th, 2018

Jamie Lee Curtis chats with Chris about running into each other the day before Chris’s wedding, doing ads for yogurt and they both talk about being sober. Jamie talks about how she met her husband, her career path that led to the actor she is today a...Show More

Cobra Kai

1:07:43 | Jun 14th, 2018

Ralph Macchio and Billy Zabka (The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai) talk to Chris about how much of an impact Karate Kid had on Chris and others when they first saw it, how their characters have changed now on Cobra Kai and how Billy gets cast as a bad guy a l...Show More

Claire Danes

1:04:37 | Jun 8th, 2018

Claire Danes (My So Called Life, Homeland) chats with Chris about their mutual love of antiques, how she bought a loft when she was in college and how she got into acting as a kid. She also talks about having a kid and being pregnant, filming the lat...Show More

Alie Ward

1:46:46 | May 29th, 2018

Alie Ward (Ologies podcast, Innovation Nation) chats with Chris about their love of taxidermy, how they are both fascinated with bugs and they talk about being workaholics. Chris also talks about his house maybe being haunted, how they both deal with...Show More

Gillian Jacobs Returns

1:07:50 | May 24th, 2018

Gillian Jacobs returns to the podcast! She and Chris about their love of old houses, the roller coaster ride of Community and all the documentaries she wants to make. Gillian also talks about her passion about women in technology, going to Juilliard ...Show More

Natalie Dormer

1:05:05 | May 22nd, 2018

Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, Hunger Games) chats with Chris about castles and old buildings, the history of Los Angeles and how she gets into character for her roles. Natalie also talks about filming Game Thrones, her new movie In Darkness and th...Show More

Maz Jobrani

1:16:06 | May 18th, 2018

Maz Jobrani (comedian, actor, author) chats with Chris about putting yourself in other people's shoes, dealing with customer service and how life has changed for them as they get older. Maz also talks about growing up Iranian in America, dealing with...Show More

Rachel Bloom

1:12:33 | May 10th, 2018

Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) chats with Chris and Jonah about their experiences in improv, what it is like being a woman in comedy and dealing with anxiety while growing up. Rachel also talks about ending Crazy Ex-Girlfriend with season 4 and m...Show More

Grant Gustin

1:10:06 | May 8th, 2018

Grant Gustin (The Flash) chats with Chris about his busy schedule with the show, creating worlds in movies and TV shows and how Dick Van Dyke inspired him to be an actor. Grant also talks about how he would love to be in a musical film, his love of p...Show More

David Tennant Returns

1:11:26 | May 5th, 2018

David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones) talks with Chris and Jonah about the perils of social media, how playing Doctor Who has shaped his career and how fans react to new Doctors. David also talks about changing his name when he became an actor, b...Show More

Leland Melvin

1:19:12 | May 4th, 2018

Astronaut Leland Melvin talks with Chris about when he knew he wanted to work in science, how he almost played in the NFL and moving back home before his father died. Leland also talks about he became as astronaut at NASA, overcoming adversity in his...Show More

Malcolm Barrett

1:44:59 | May 2nd, 2018

Malcolm Barrett (Preacher, Timeless, Better of Ted) chats with Chris about their theories on Beetlejuice, their love of comics and standing up to bullies when they were kids. They also talk about their favorite movies, nerd culture and playing a time...Show More

Louie Anderson and Sharon Hills

1:53:47 | Apr 27th, 2018

Louie Anderson returns to the podcast and is joined by both Chris and his mom Sharon! They talk about Louie's relationship with his late mother, Sharon talks about the struggles of being a mom and Louie discusses incorporating his real mom into the c...Show More

Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher

1:09:28 | Apr 25th, 2018

Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher talk to Chris about what freeganism is, being new parents and how having a kid has changed them. They also talk about how technology is changing people, how they affect each other’s stand up and their new Netflix spec...Show More

Antonio Banderas

50:00 | Apr 20th, 2018

Antonio Banderas chats with Chris about their love of old houses, growing up in Spain and learning about Picasso for Genius: Picasso on National Geographic. They also talks about what being a genius means, Picasso’s dramatic life and learning differe...Show More

Trevor Moore

1:13:47 | Apr 18th, 2018

Trevor Moore (The Whitest Kids U' Know) talks to Chris about the famous foot sign in Silverlake, his upcoming 24 hour Trevathon to promote his new special and all the ideas for he has for the Trevathon. Trevor also talks about how his parents were in...Show More

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme Return

1:11:47 | Apr 17th, 2018

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme (Super Troopers, Beerfest) are back on the podcast! They talk about crowdfunding Super Troopers 2, what it was like filming the movie and how much money it actually takes to make a movie. They also talk about what fans...Show More

Joe Manganiello #3

1:35:12 | Apr 13th, 2018

Joe Manganiello returns to the podcast for a third time! He and Chris talk about Joe's love of D&D, collecting old toys and how much they love Magnum, P.I. They also talk about more of their favoite shows from the 70's, how jocks are nerds too and hi...Show More

Laraine Newman

1:35:01 | Apr 11th, 2018

Laraine Newman (SNL, Coneheads) talks to Chris and Jonah about starting out in the Groundlings, the early days of SNL and what her favorite sketches were. Laraine also talks about dealing with the fame of SNL, she talks about her former addiction and...Show More

Alan Alda

1:36:01 | Apr 6th, 2018

Alan Alda (M.A.S.H., Scientific American Frontiers, The West Wing) talks to Chris about recording the audio book of his book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face?, teaching scientists and doctors communication skills and how he purs...Show More

John Cena

1:04:16 | Apr 4th, 2018

John Cena (wrestler, actor) chats with Chris and Jonah about the world of wrestling, how John got into wrestling and his love of comedy and stand up. John also talks about how he interacts with the audience, how he tries to be a good role model for a...Show More

Ed Helms #4

1:21:53 | Mar 30th, 2018

Ed Helms returns to the podcast for the fourth time! He and Chris talk about their favorite bluegrass bands, how much Ed still plays bluegrass and they talk about learning languages. They also talk about improvising, how important it is to be self-aw...Show More

Paul Reiser

1:13:40 | Mar 28th, 2018

Paul Reiser (Mad About You, My Two Dads, stand up) talks with Chris about how he got his start in comedy, the big comedy boom of the 80s and getting started as a sitcom actor. He talks about his time on Mad About You, coming up with new jokes and his...Show More

Judd Apatow Returns

1:19:12 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Judd Apatow returns to the podcast! He chats with Chris and Jonah about his friendship with the late Garry Shandling, going through Garry's career and notes to make The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling and what his own writing process is like. Judd als...Show More

John Boyega

1:05:52 | Mar 21st, 2018

John Boyega (Star Wars, Attack the Block) chats with Chris about all Chris' Star Wars memorabilia, how he got into acting and going to theater school as a kid. John also talks about how he approaches different roles, dealing with negativity from fans...Show More

Eric Bana

1:03:44 | Mar 16th, 2018

Eric Bana (Munich, Troy, Chopper) talks with Chris about how he started his career in comedy, how he broke into the drama and action movie world and how actors can get stereotyped into one role. They also talks about what makes for a good comedy room...Show More

Chvrches and Matt Berninger of The National

1:29:29 | Mar 14th, 2018

Lauren Mayberry and Martin Doherty of Chvrches and Matt Berninger of The National chat with Chris and Jonah about being on tour, different music they personally enjoy and how bands evolve over the years. They also talk about Chvrches new album, colla...Show More

Peter Serafinowicz

1:16:29 | Mar 8th, 2018

Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead, Look Around You) talks to Chris about doing the voice of Darth Maul, they do their best Batman impressions and they talk about what movies and shows have made them laugh the hardest. They also talk about early B...Show More

Robert Kirkman #4

1:18:05 | Mar 7th, 2018

Robert Kirkman returns to the podcast for a fourth time! He chats with Chris and Jonah about their favorite fast food, they ask Jonah about Hawaii and they talk about how they handle their busy schedules. Robert also talks about his new book series O...Show More

David Oyelowo

1:18:58 | Mar 2nd, 2018

David Oyelowo (Selma, Nightingale) talks to Chris about what they thought of Black Panther, how he felt getting the role of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma and what he sees as the differences of Britain and America. David also talks about the recent...Show More

Duncan Jones Returns

1:08:19 | Feb 28th, 2018

Duncan Jones returns to the podcast! He talks to Chris and Jonah about how long it can take to make a movie, being a new father and Duncan talks about his love of making futuristic movies. He also talks about his experience making Warcraft, they talk...Show More

Eli Roth Returns

1:16:51 | Feb 27th, 2018

Eli Roth (director, actor, writer, Hostel, Cabin Fever) is back on the podcast! He talks to Chris and Jonah about his new movie Death Wish, watching old scary movies and what horror movies Chris dislikes the most. They also talk about how important i...Show More

Jesse Plemons

59:50 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad, Fargo) chats with Chris about growing up in a small town, how he decided to be an actor and auditioning for commercials back in the day. He also talks about realizing what his character in Breaking Ba...Show More

Natalie Portman

57:29 | Feb 20th, 2018

Natalie Portman (Black Swan, V for Vendetta) talks to Chris about her numerous roles over the years, playing characters with mental health problems and she talks about how being a mom has changed her perspective on life. She also talks about being ve...Show More

John August

1:32:25 | Feb 15th, 2018

John August (writer, screenwriter) talks to Chris about his movie Go, how they met back in the day and how he develops characters. He also talks about the process of writing a movie and getting it made, he gives advice to aspiring writers and talks a...Show More

Danai Gurira

1:13:57 | Feb 14th, 2018

Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther) chats with Chris about getting the role of Michonne on The Walking Dead, being a playwright and how she got into writing. She also talks about how she has shaped the character of Michonne, taking a clown...Show More

Tim Robbins

1:20:22 | Feb 6th, 2018

Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption, The Player) chats with Chris and Jonah about his first roles as an actor, how he started The Actors’ Gang and how he works as both an actor and a director. Tim also talks about balancing acting and his personal ...Show More

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THING

1:15:15 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Times they are a-changing! But also a-staying the same. A-listen, won't you??

Cress Williams

1:01:33 | Jan 26th, 2018

Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Grey's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights) talks to Chris and Jonah about growing up in Orange County, deciding to get in better physical shape and how he got the role of Black Lightning. They also talk about the world of t...Show More

Riki Lindhome

1:13:19 | Jan 19th, 2018

Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates, Another Period) talks with Chris about when she and Kate were on the podcast, how Garfunkel and Oates found fame with YouTube and how she and Kate have changed since the beginning of their duo. She also talks about...Show More

Paul Thomas Anderson

1:17:53 | Jan 11th, 2018

Paul Thomas Anderson (director, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights) chats with Chris and Jonah about working with Daniel Day Lewis, getting involved with the Largo theater and how starting a family changed him. He also talks about his writing process...Show More

Michael Rosenbaum

1:36:42 | Jan 5th, 2018

Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Guardians of the Galaxy II) chats with Chris about how he got into acting, where he and Chris met and recently starting a podcast. They also talk about being comfortable with who you are, Michael tells a story about aud...Show More

Hostful 2017: Peaks and Valleys

1:41:04 | Dec 29th, 2017

It’s the end of the year hostful! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about Matt's insanely busy schedule, Jonah talks about the MST3K tour he did this past year and Jonah talks about his dad’s passing. They also talk about how the rest of their years were an...Show More

Bill Skarsgård

1:39:12 | Dec 14th, 2017

Bill Skarsgård (IT, Atomic Blond) talks about Sweden in the winter, being part of a family of actors and getting the role of Pennywise in IT. They also talk about how Swedish culture differs from America, how he feels about getting older and his new ...Show More

Joe Kenda Returns

1:23:46 | Dec 5th, 2017

Joe Kenda (Homicide Hunter) returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris talk about how would break the news to someone that a family member had passed away, statistics of murders and Joe talks about his interrogation techniques. He also talks about ...Show More

Seth Rogen #3

52:13 | Nov 28th, 2017

Seth Rogen returns to the Nerdist Podcast! He chats with Chris and Jonah about working into old age, the upcoming season 3 of Preacher and what projects Seth wants to do that he hasn’t done yet. Seth also talks about making The Disaster Artist, why p...Show More

Dana Gould and Janet Varney

1:34:08 | Nov 24th, 2017

Dana Gould and Janet Varney chat with Chris about how dolphins and whales would talk to each other, getting trick or treaters on Halloween and how Janet is a good singer but never sings. They also talk about their early days of comedy, meeting their ...Show More

Brian Regan Returns

1:12:11 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Brian Regan returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris talk about doing a first stand up show after a break, telling strangers you are a comedian and doing the same jokes too many times. They also talk about what it was like growing up for them, do...Show More

Hari Kondabolu

1:21:58 | Nov 18th, 2017

Hari Kondabolu (comedian, The Problem with Apu) chats with Chris and Jonah about the importance of diversity in entertainment, how stereotypical characters impact viewers lives and what it was like for him to critique something that he loves. Hari al...Show More

Keith Morrison

1:18:28 | Nov 15th, 2017

Keith Morrison (Dateline) talks to Chris about how he became a journalist, how they research and report stories and how it really is true that Canadians are all nice. Keith then tells stories about some of the craziest investigations he has done, sto...Show More

Jon Bernthal

1:05:39 | Nov 10th, 2017

Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Wolf of Wall Street) and Chris talk about why Jon chose to take the part on The Walking Dead, how Rick’s character has changed from season 1 and how he relates sports to acting. Jon also talks about studying acting in ...Show More

Laurence Fishburne

1:05:21 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Blackish) talks to Chris about doing comedic and dramatic acting, his time on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and his love of sci-fi movies. They also talk about the state of America today, the importance of education and his new ...Show More

Bruce Campbell Returns

1:15:00 | Oct 31st, 2017

Bruce Campbell returns to the Nerdist podcast! He, Chris and Jonah talk about the recent fires, joke about their friend Jenkins and Bruce’s dream to own land in every state. Bruce also shares his theory on the JFK assassination, they talk about drivi...Show More

Greg Kinnear

1:11:13 | Oct 27th, 2017

Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, As Good As It Gets) talks to Chris about his days on Talk Soup, how Greg went from cable to movies and spending his high school years abroad on a military base. They also talk about the time Greg was on The Larry S...Show More

Duffer Brothers

1:19:43 | Oct 25th, 2017

Matt and Ross Duffer (Stranger Things) talk to Chris about how marketing for season 1 has changed for season 2, not knowing if Stranger Things would be a hit and the making of Wayward Pines. They also talk about CG versus models, coming up with the i...Show More

Taran Killam Returns

1:07:38 | Oct 19th, 2017

Taran Killam (SNL) returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris come up with a reboot with Red Asphalt, they talk about their love of Disneyland and they compare which Hogwarts houses they are in. Taran also talks about his time on SNL, writing and d...Show More

Russell Brand

50:04 | Oct 17th, 2017

Russell Brand (comedian, actor) talks with Chris about being sober for so many years, getting married and how now having a family has changed his outlook on life. They also talk about political life in America and England right now, Russell talks abo...Show More

Jason Blum

1:22:43 | Oct 11th, 2017

Jason Blum (Blumhouse Productions) talks to Chris and Jonah about growing up in LA, how they were bullied as kids and reconnecting with their bullies as adults. Jason also talks about the politics of making horror films, how he got into it and his ne...Show More

Whitney Cummings

1:19:43 | Oct 6th, 2017

Whitney Cummings chats with Chris about how they both come up with jokes, how Whitney organized her home and how Marilyn Monroe compares to celebrities today. Whitney also asks Chris about married life and they talk about her new book I’m Fine…And Ot...Show More

Ron Perlman #3

1:11:06 | Oct 4th, 2017

Ron Perlman returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris talk about nicknames, the movie he worked on with Brando and knowing people who are close to death. Ron then tells the story of being roasted by Don Rickles, why he speaks up for things he thin...Show More

Deon Cole

1:01:02 | Sep 29th, 2017

Deon Cole (Blackish, Conan, comedian) talks to Chris about how he got into stand up, how they come up with joke ideas and how comedy has changed over the years. They also talk about the current trend of outrage, come up with a great show idea and tal...Show More

David X. Cohen

1:19:29 | Sep 27th, 2017

David X. Cohen (Futurama, Simpsons) talks about the roller coaster of working on Futurama, all the changes it has gone through during the years and some of the amazing voice actors he has worked with. Chris also talks about studying animation in scho...Show More

Paula Poundstone

1:52:07 | Sep 21st, 2017

Paula Poundstone talks to Chris about decluttering your home, playing board games and their favorite comedic actors. She also talks about her early days in comedy, volunteering at a retirement home and her book The Totally Unscientific Study of the S...Show More

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow Presents, RADIORAMA!

47:19 | Sep 14th, 2017

Jam City, TinyCo and Nerdist present: RADIORAMA, a brand new double-length podcast episode of Futurama! Created by the show's original creator and writers, this 42-minute long episode is bringing you a long-awaited reunion of the Planet Express crew ...Show More

Max Brooks Returns

1:32:55 | Sep 14th, 2017

Max Brooks returns to the Nerdist podcast! They talk about how Max’s dad likes to exchange dirty jokes with his Max's son, listening to manual audio books and Chris teaches him how to use Twitter. They also talk about Max’s newest book Minecraft The ...Show More

Tatiana Maslany (TWCH)

1:03:49 | Sep 8th, 2017

Tatiana Maslany joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Orphan Black, her new movie Stronger and more!

ID10T Hostful

1:07:23 | Sep 5th, 2017

It's a nerdist hostful live from ID10T festival! Chris, Matt and Jonah are back to talk about what everyone has been up to, Matt talks about drinking too much caffeine and Jonah talks about MST3K. Chris also talks about planning the festival, Matt do...Show More

Dominic Monaghan (TWCH)

1:11:00 | Sep 2nd, 2017

Dominic Monaghan joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about LOST, Lord of the Rings more!

Andrea Savage Returns

1:17:22 | Aug 30th, 2017

Andrea Savage returns to the Nerdist podcast! She and Chris talk about kids asking where babies come from, destination weddings and her daughter starting third grade. They also talk about her show I'm Sorry on TruTV, Andrea's fantasy to have a bunch ...Show More

Neil deGrasse Tyson (TWCH)

1:10:48 | Aug 27th, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about space, planet, his book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and more!

Michael Cudlitz

1:38:22 | Aug 25th, 2017

Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead, Southland) talks to Chris about being married for over 30 years, raising kids and how he got into acting. He also talks about working on 90210, his time on Southland and what it was like when he first got the part o...Show More

Jaimie Alexander (TWCH)

1:08:27 | Aug 19th, 2017

Jaime Alexander joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Kyle XY, Blindspot and more!

Nick Swardson

1:03:22 | Aug 18th, 2017

Nick Swardson (comedian, Grandma's Boy, Reno 911) talks to Chris about how he got into comedy when he was young, where Gay Robot came from and how he got involved with Adam Sandler. They also talk about how comedy has changed over the years, Nick tel...Show More

Robert Pattinson

1:00:27 | Aug 9th, 2017

Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Harry Potter) and Chris talk about doing press tours around the world, talking about the process of acting and the insecurities of being an actor. Robert then talks about being a big fan of watching movies, how he will get...Show More

Jane Lynch

1:05:16 | Aug 5th, 2017

Jane Lynch joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Hollywood Game Night, her early days of comedy and more!

James Van Der Beek

1:07:52 | Aug 4th, 2017

James Van Der Beek (Dawson's Creek, Varsity Blues) talks to Chris about people asking questions about Dawson’s Creek a lot, what it’s like having four kids and how his life changed once he became a dad. The also talk about his Viceland show What Woul...Show More

Connie Britton

1:16:07 | Jul 24th, 2017

Connie Britton joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Friday Night Lights, her new movie Beatriz at Dinner and more!

Jim Jefferies #3

1:21:06 | Jul 22nd, 2017

Jim Jefferies returns to the Nerdist for a third time! He and Chris talk about his new show The Jim Jefferies Show, comparing the 90’s to other decades and how he got Brad Pitt to be a weatherman on his tv show. He also talks about his parents gettin...Show More

Andy Samberg #3

1:14:23 | Jul 7th, 2017

Andy Samberg returns to the Nerdist Podcast for the third time! He and Chris talk about all the toys Chris has in the studio, movies they have seen recently and how Andy really wants to be in a disaster movie. They also talk about how badly they want...Show More

Trey Parker

1:00:04 | Jun 30th, 2017

Trey Parker (South Park) talks to Chris about working on Despicable Me 3 and what it was like to work on a movie just as an actor. Trey also talks about being a D&D fan, what inspired both their video games and what they are thinking for the next sea...Show More

Will Ferrell Returns

1:04:10 | Jun 29th, 2017

Will Ferrell returns to the Nerdist podcast! Will and Chris talk about bad imitations of actors, his work with Funny or Die and being a parent. Will also talks about performing on stage rather than movies and he talks about his new movie The House!

Edgar Wright

1:06:20 | Jun 26th, 2017

Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) talks to Chris about packing too much for trips, eating weed brownies before a flight and how charming yet gross pubs can be. They then talk about how the pacing of films has changed over the years, getting ...Show More

Sofia Coppola

59:27 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Sofia Coppola (director, Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides) chats with Chris about all the different aspects of filmmaking, adapting from book to movie and being a mother to two girls. They also talk about how the Coppolas all have a strong ar...Show More

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

1:40:18 | Jun 16th, 2017

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are on the Nerdist podcast! They talk about their movie The Big Sick, talking private details of their lives with strangers and how the movie has shed light on Still's Disease. They talk about writing the movie and...Show More

T.J. Miller #3

1:33:36 | Jun 8th, 2017

T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Cashing in with T.J. Miller podcast) chats with Chris about how he deals with anxiety, the ways they both cope with being so busy and why he is choosing to spend more time on stand-up and with his wife. T.J. als...Show More

Orange Is The New Black

1:09:19 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, and Taryn Manning of Orange is the New Black joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about their newest season!

Wayne Coyne

1:23:15 | May 31st, 2017

Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips) talks to Chris about collecting toys, how The Flaming Lips created their unique sound and persona and they talk about trying new foods and drinks. Wayne also talks about working at Long John Silvers, the importance tryi...Show More

Bill Burr #3

1:30:56 | May 25th, 2017

Bill Burr returns to the Nerdist for a third time! He and Chris talk about how his baby daughter is super chill, the stresses of going out in public and encountering trolls on the internet. They also talk about people’s obsession with Scarface, their...Show More

Jordan Peele #2

58:49 | May 19th, 2017

Jordan Peele joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Get Out and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or on amc.com/talking!

Michael Fassbender and Danny McBride

1:01:39 | May 18th, 2017

Michael Fassbender (X-Men, Inglorious Basterds) and Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down, Pineapple Express) talk with Chris about doing jokes on set, adding improv into scenes and how they got into acting. Michael also talks about racing cars, Danny ta...Show More

Charlie Hunnam

1:11:58 | May 12th, 2017

Charlie Hunnam joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or on amc.com/talking!

Guy Ritchie

1:11:10 | May 10th, 2017

Guy Ritchie (director, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) chats with Chris about people's decision to be sober, the importance of being true to yourself and not holding yourself back. They also talk about King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and...Show More

James Corden

1:12:29 | May 5th, 2017

James Corden joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about The Late Late Show and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or on amc.com/talking!

TWCH Michelle Monaghan

1:07:58 | Apr 30th, 2017

Michelle Monaghan joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about the new season of The Path and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or on amc.com/talking!

Dave Gahan

1:10:49 | Apr 26th, 2017

Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) talks to Chris and April Richardson about doing early morning radio, when he knew he wanted to be a musician and growing up in England. He also talks about meeting his father for the first time, bands he was in before Depech...Show More

TWCH Silicon Valley

1:17:10 | Apr 21st, 2017

Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr and Zach Woods join Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about the upcoming season of Silicon Valley and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or...Show More

Doree Shafrir

1:44:41 | Apr 18th, 2017

Doree Shafrir (author, journalist, Matt’s wife) talks to Chris and Matt about how she and Matt met, how she never skipped school as a kid and getting her job at Buzzfeed. They also talk about the culture of click bait, life on the internet and her bo...Show More

TWCH Elijah Wood

1:04:48 | Apr 14th, 2017

Elijah Wood joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the unedited talk about his new movie I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or on amc.com/talk...Show More

Steve Carlin

1:28:33 | Apr 11th, 2017

Steve Carlin (SoftBank Robotics) talks about the science of advertising and store lay outs, teaching robots emotions and Pepper The Robot. They then talk about the technical issues of building robots, the differences between AR and VR and how robots ...Show More

Allison Williams

1:28:14 | Apr 5th, 2017

Allison Williams (Girls) talks to Chris and Matt about hating green tea, why people have foot fetishes, and being bullied in middle school. She also talks about adding her own personality to her character of Marnie on Girls, her love of the news and ...Show More

Brandon Routh

1:32:18 | Mar 29th, 2017

Brandon Routh (Legends of Tomorrow, Superman Returns) talks to Chris about clean coffee, Chris’ inability to have caffeine and how changing your diet can change your life. Brandon also talks about his childhood, auditioning for Superman and playing t...Show More

Dax Shepard Returns

1:33:38 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Dax Shepard returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris talk about water beds, the time Dax beat up his older brother and collecting old toys from their childhoods. They then talk about earth being a simulation, what biographies Dax has read and his...Show More

Danny Boyle

1:20:04 | Mar 15th, 2017

Danny Boyle (director, Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) talks to Chris about avoiding spoilers in movies, the artistic aspect of all his films and making Trainspotting when he was younger. He then talks about T2 Trainspotting, evolving the film's ...Show More

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Return

1:36:33 | Mar 7th, 2017

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (writers, Thrilling Adventure Hour, The Writers Panel) talk about being a writing duo, how to be a successful writer in entertainment and Acker makes Chris do some math. They also talk about their favorite shows, getting ang...Show More

Sidekick with Matt Mira

1:17:28 | Mar 3rd, 2017

It’s an extra special hostful episode! Chris and Jonah recently joined Matt on his show Sidekick with Matt Mira on Alpha, and here it is as a podcast! Jonah talks to Matt about his punk band days past, Chris showcases some questionable Snapchat cat a...Show More

Catherine O'Hara

1:28:17 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone, SCTV, Best in Show) talks to Chris about the early days of Second City, being a woman in improv and the time Lucille Ball saw her

Jordan Peele

1:11:16 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Jordan Peele (Key and Peele, Keanu) talks with Chris about their mutual love of old horror films, collecting pop culture memorabilia and where the idea for Get Out came from. He also talks about the racial perspective of the movie, how race has forme...Show More

Lena Dunham

1:23:58 | Feb 19th, 2017

Lena Dunham (Girls, Tiny Furniture) talks with Chris about people raising squirrels, her grandmother dying when she was young and her obsession with Singled Out. They also talk about sobriety, their thoughts on religion and the final season of Girls!

Pete Holmes Returns

1:59:56 | Feb 17th, 2017

Pete Holmes (comedian, You Made It Weird podcast) chats with Chris and Matt about how Pete really wants to believe in ghosts, his new show Crashing on HBO and their love of Shark Tank. Pete also talks about his divorce, how it changed his comedy and ...Show More

Alan Tudyk

1:23:35 | Feb 11th, 2017

Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One) chats with Chris about a sitcom they did years ago, how his career has grown over the years and he brings Chris some Star Wars popcorn. They also talk about his show Con Man, coming up with the character of K-2SO in Ro...Show More

Keanu Reeves Returns

1:12:08 | Feb 7th, 2017

Keanu Reeves returns to the Nerdist! He and Chris talk about what press days are like, how he got into riding motorcycles and they talk about John Wick: Chapter 2. They also talk about the character of John Wick, Keanu talks about his extensive fight...Show More

Chilly Gonzales

1:39:45 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Chilly Gonzales (musician) chats with Chris about how music is abstract, how he chooses what to play and they get deep into music theory. He also talks about the history of the piano, his dream to change classical music and he plays some songs!

SF Sketchfest with Nathan Fillion

1:25:01 | Jan 26th, 2017

It's the Nerdist Podcast live from SF Sketchfest at the Curran Theatre! Nathan Fillion joins Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about  people recognizing him from Firefly, Matt talks about what he wants to name his kid and they talk about the newest Fast ...Show More

Louie Anderson

1:34:12 | Jan 17th, 2017

Louie Anderson (stand-up, Life with Louie) talks with Chris about starting out his career in comedy, the comedy scene in Minnesota and they debate the best place in the line up to perform at a stand up show. He also talks about working with so many l...Show More

Mark Hamill Returns

1:47:08 | Jan 11th, 2017

Mark Hamill (Star Wars) returns to the Nerdist Podcast! He and Chris talk about becoming a collector, where he would go to find toys, comic books and more and and what they each like to collect. They also talk about how Luke Skywalker was relatable, ...Show More

Metallica Returns

1:09:04 | Jan 4th, 2017

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett from Metallica return to the Nerdist! They talk with Chris about ways to keep pizza warm while playing shows, how their kids feel about them being rock stars and playing shows as they get older. They also talk about th...Show More

2016: The Year of No Chill

1:24:34 | Dec 27th, 2016

It’s some hostful goodness to celebrate the end of the year! Chris, Matt and Jonah choose their favorite Simpsons season, Jonah talks about movies he saw recently and Matt STILL loves The Dave Matthews Band. Matt talks about he and Doree’s experience...Show More

Neil Finn

1:26:10 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Neil Finn (musician, Crowded House) chats with Chris about starting his career in the late 1970's, how his music has evolved over the years and how his band Crowded House was formed. They also talk about his solo work, how he approaches writing music...Show More

Ian McShane

1:09:45 | Dec 15th, 2016

Ian McShane (Deadwood, Lovejoy) chats with Chris about his character Al Swearengen on Deadwood, how he got into acting on TV and how he picks new projects. Ian also talks about his dad who was a professional football player, they talk about being sob...Show More

She & Him

1:03:53 | Dec 13th, 2016

She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) talk to Chris about their favorite Christmas tree types, what they like about the holidays and how weird raising kids can be. They then talk about what TV shows they like right now, they come up with some new s...Show More

Jake Gyllenhaal

1:24:12 | Dec 6th, 2016

Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Nightcrawler, Zodiac) chats with Chris about his desires to direct, being mindful in life and his new film Nocturnal Animals. He also talks about what he likes about working on set, the feedback from Brokeback Mountain ...Show More

Tracey Ullman

1:13:12 | Nov 29th, 2016

Tracey Ullman (The Tracey Ullman Show, Tracey Takes On...) talks with Chris about coming up in the British comedy scene, how comedy has changed over the years and moving to Hollywood. She also talks about coming up with her characters, they tell stor...Show More

Jeremy Irons

1:10:34 | Nov 24th, 2016

Jeremy Irons (Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Lion King) chats with Chris about why he wanted to be an actor, how he chooses the roles he does and the importance of learning about different cultures. Jeremy also reveals how he always dreamed of being ...Show More

Anna Faris and Sim Sarna

1:43:04 | Nov 15th, 2016

It's a Nerdist/Anna Faris is Unqualified crossover! Anna Faris and Sim Sarna join Chris to talk about why they both started podcasts, her role on Mom and they have a in-depth conversion about pubic hair. They also talk about high school reunions, Ann...Show More

Anna Kendrick Returns

1:44:08 | Nov 9th, 2016

Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Up In The Air) returns to the podcast to talk about killing house plants, what inspired her to write a book Scrappy Little Nobody, and how honesty translates to actors and writers. They then get in a deep conversation ab...Show More

Rob Zombie #3

1:34:00 | Nov 4th, 2016

Rob Zombie (musician, filmmaker) talks to Chris about preferring tv to movies, how fast technology is growing and how working towards something makes you enjoy it more. They also talk about the effects of social media on society, Rob talks about goin...Show More

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

1:12:51 | Oct 31st, 2016

Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) chats with Chris about weird dreams, the time she went on a date with Elvis and she tells stories about her early days on the road. She also talks about an accident she endured as a kid, where the ide...Show More

Dakota Fanning

1:16:38 | Oct 25th, 2016

Dakota Fanning (I Am Sam, War of the Worlds, Coraline) talks to Chris about what it was like starting acting at such a young age, how she manages such a busy schedule and what it’s like spending so much time on movie sets. Dakota also talks about her...Show More

Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett

1:06:08 | Oct 20th, 2016

Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett chat with Chris about matte vs shiny iPhones, their new show Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and Sam talks about the difference between British and American auditions. Elijah talks about going to general meeting...Show More

Rick Astley

1:04:45 | Oct 18th, 2016

Rick Astley (musician) chats with Chris about returning to music after retiring for a few years, starting out in music at such a young age and he talks about driving across the US. Rick then talks about his quick rise to success, how Rickrolling beca...Show More

Norm Macdonald

2:14:58 | Oct 12th, 2016

Norm Macdonald (SNL, The Norm Show, stand up) talks with Chris about their favorite late night shows, they tell horror stories of network testing and Norm talks about his Larry King impression. Norm then talks about offensive jokes, what it was like ...Show More

Gale Anne Hurd

1:28:51 | Oct 6th, 2016

Gale Anne Hurd (producer, The Terminator, The Walking Dead) talks to Chris about getting her start as a producer in the 70s, working for Roger Corman and what exactly a producer does. They then talk about working on The Walking Dead, where the idea f...Show More

Sarah Jessica Parker

1:25:02 | Oct 5th, 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) chats with Chris about growing up without television, her time on Square Pegs and her character in L.A. Story. Sarah Jessica then talks about how she felt when she first got the part of Carrie on Sex and the Ci...Show More

Live at SDCC with Joel Hodgson and Bruce Campbell

1:56:37 | Sep 28th, 2016

It's the second show from SDCC 2016! First, Joel Hodgson chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about re-booting Mystery Science Theater, Jonah cries out of joy and Matt talks about his low sperm count. Then Bruce Campbell joins to talk about Ash vs. Evil ...Show More

Neil deGrasse Tyson #4

1:30:43 | Sep 20th, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist, StarTalk) returns to the Nerdist for a fourth time! He and Chris talk about Chris’ appearances on Star Talk, the relationship through art and science and Chris has the idea to bring wrestling to the planetarium. N...Show More

John Stamos

1:03:16 | Sep 14th, 2016

John Stamos (Full House, Grandfathered) chats with Chris about their love of Disneyland, their mutual friend Bob Saget and his time on General Hospital. They also talk about Chris recently getting married, how John ages so well and his role on the ne...Show More

Colman Domingo

1:19:06 | Sep 9th, 2016

Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) chats with Chris about being on Fear the Walking Dead, the backstory to his character on the show and how he loves to engage with his fans. They also talk about the play Colman is directing at the Geffen called ...Show More

Max Brooks

1:49:31 | Aug 30th, 2016

Max Brooks (author, World War Z) talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about his book World War Z, growing up in L.A. in the 80s, and what his father Mel’s daily routine is. They then get into a deep conversation about world politics, how science fiction us...Show More

Summer Ash

1:32:52 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Summer Ash (astrophysicist) chats with Chris and Matt about the Juno mission to Jupiter, what science is looking to learn about Jupiter and how scientists are portrayed in movies and TV. They then talk about ways to get kids into science earlier, sci...Show More

Billy West #3

1:46:23 | Aug 19th, 2016

Billy West (voice actor, Futurama) returns to the podcast for a third time! He talks to Chris about the time he and Maurice LaMarche improvised as Stimpy and The Brain, how to manipulate your mouth to do sound effects and his time on The Howard Stern...Show More

Seth Rogen Returns

1:05:13 | Aug 11th, 2016

Seth Rogen (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Superbad) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris and Matt about doing improv in high school with Nathan Fielder, why Canadians are good with American comedy and coming up with the idea for This Is The End....Show More

The Marriage Refs

1:05:03 | Aug 9th, 2016

It's some Hostful goodness! Matt and Jonah talk about what they did for their birthdays, Jonah talked about trying a sensory deprivation tank and Chris doesn't eat pizza anymore. Chris talks about his upcoming wedding, Matt and Jonah give him some so...Show More

Mike Birbiglia #4

1:27:32 | Aug 5th, 2016

Mike Birbiglia (comedian, director, Sleepwalk with Me) returns to the Nerdist for a fourth time! He talks to Chris and Jonah about being successful in stand up comedy, how Madison Square Garden sucks for comedy, and what makes a great comedy show. Th...Show More

Live from SDCC 2016 with Tatiana Maslany, Danny McBride, Walton Goggins and Jody Hill

2:08:35 | Jul 27th, 2016

It's the first show from SDCC 2016 at the Balboa Theater! First Tatiana Maslany talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about being on Orphan Black, what shows she likes and she takes some questions from the audience. Then Danny McBride, Walton Goggins and Jo...Show More

Butch Vig

1:18:55 | Jul 24th, 2016

Butch Vig (legendary music producer, Garbage) chats with Chris and Matt about his lifetime in music, growing up in Wisconsin and what is was like working on so many famous albums. He then talks about working with Nirvana, playing in Garbage and Garba...Show More

Paul Dini

1:50:15 | Jul 15th, 2016

Paul Dini (comic book writer, animator) chats with Chris and Matt about his early days at Filmation, starting his career in animation, and how the '90s were such a renaissance for animation. They then talk about his time on Batman: The Animated Serie...Show More

David Schwimmer

1:02:24 | Jul 7th, 2016

David Schwimmer (Friends, Madagascar) talks with Chris about working in the theater, being part of such a huge cultural phenomenon and jobs he had before he made it as an actor. He also talked about not letting his fame as Ross Geller get to his head...Show More

Dana Carvey

1:31:24 | Jul 6th, 2016

Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World, Saturday Night Live, The Dana Carvey Show) chats with Chris and Matt about their ancestral histories; Dana does some impressions and he remembers being on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Dana then talks about balancin...Show More

Hakeem Oluseyi

1:25:56 | Jun 28th, 2016

Hakeem Oluseyi (astrophysicist) talks to Chris about how he got his start in science, hosting science shows on TV, and how they are finding ways to travel through space faster. They then talk about how diverse the universe is, how he went from being ...Show More

Maria Bamford #3

1:24:55 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Maria Bamford returns to the podcast for a third time! She chats with Chris about getting married recently, how she and her husband make it work and struggles with mental illness. She also talks about her new show Lady Dynamite, how the show came to ...Show More

The Bicycle Thief

1:10:36 | Jun 16th, 2016

Enjoy some hostful goodness this week! The guys talk about the new podcast studio, how Jonah messed up a gift he gave to Chris a while back and Jonah talks about Hidden America coming out. Matt tells the story of his bike being stolen, Jonah and Matt...Show More

Chuck Lorre and Mayim Bialik

1:25:13 | Jun 8th, 2016

Chuck Lorre and Mayim Bialik talk to Chris and Matt about how Chuck got his start in television, Mayim’s career in science and television and Chuck’s time working as a musician. They then talk about Chuck writing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme...Show More

Robert Kirkman #3

1:31:27 | Jun 1st, 2016

Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) returns to the Nerdist for a third time! He talks with Chris and Matt about the backlash over the end of the recent season of The Walking Dead, they speculate who Negan did kill and how Robert never expected to have ...Show More

Duncan Jones

1:16:09 | May 26th, 2016

Duncan Jones (director, Moon, Warcraft) chats with Chris about how the physical world of Warcraft came alive, what he learned by going to film school and the time he did a commercial for the UK Singled Out. They also talk about working on Moon, the r...Show More

Happiness Period

1:15:51 | May 25th, 2016

It’s another hostful! Jonah talks about his recent trip to New York, Chris asks Jonah how he is feeling since his recent physical and Chris talks about meeting Kelsey Grammer and Tim Cook. They then get in a debate about self-driving cars, they talk ...Show More

Colin Farrell

1:01:31 | May 20th, 2016

Colin Farrell (In Bruges, Minority Report, Phone Booth) chats with Chris about his character in his newest movie The Lobster, working with director Yorgos Lanthimos and how he thinks he is perceived as an actor and a person. Then they talk about how ...Show More

Anthony Mackie

1:10:21 | May 18th, 2016

Anthony Mackie (Avengers, The Hurt Locker) talks to Chris and Matt about the Marvel universe and how much they all loved Captain America: Civil War, and Anthony and Matt debate over the New England Patriots. They then decide who would be good for a T...Show More

Jodie Foster

1:43:52 | May 10th, 2016

Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs, Contact, Panic Room) talks to Chris about growing up an actress, her role in Taxi Driver as a teenager and how she made sure to be responsible. She also talks about the differences between acting and directing, her...Show More

Rob Reiner

1:17:56 | May 6th, 2016

Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride) talks to Chris and Matt about working with so many comedy legends, his time writing on The Smother Brothers and he tells a few stories of his father's friendship with Mel Brook...Show More

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

1:13:25 | Apr 26th, 2016

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones, Oblivion) talks to Chris and Matt about what shows he watched growing up in Denmark, how the rest of the world views Americans and Matt won’t stop talking about the new Shake Shack in Hollywood. Nikolaj then ta...Show More

Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain

54:23 | Apr 21st, 2016

Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain talk to Chris about the weird questions that every interviewer asks, Hemsworth talks about all the deadly creatures in Australia and they talk about learning their family ancestries. They also talk about how much ...Show More

Judd Apatow Returns

1:40:28 | Apr 19th, 2016

Judd Apatow (director, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris, Matt and Jonah about what makes a successful movie in today's society, how comedy movies have changed since the 80's and what is was like working with t...Show More

Sir Patrick Stewart #3

1:12:42 | Apr 15th, 2016

Sir Patrick Stewart just can't get enough of the Nerdist Podcast! He talks to Chris and Matt about how the knighting process works, filming his second season of Blunt Talk and his first job writing for a newspaper. He then talks about auctioning off ...Show More

Gary Oldman

1:15:45 | Apr 12th, 2016

Gary Oldman (Batman series, The Professional, Sid and Nancy) chats with Chris about the highs and lows of being an actor, how he does not want to act in films he directs and being reunited with Kevin Costner for their new film Criminal. He also talks...Show More

Sam Rockwell

1:19:53 | Apr 5th, 2016

Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Moon, Galaxy Quest) talks with Chris about growing up in San Francisco, the sequel to Galaxy Quest that almost happened and what they would say on Bill Murray’s voicemail. They also talk about method act...Show More

Sharlto Copley

1:11:23 | Mar 29th, 2016

Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) chats with Chris about the trailer for Hardcore Henry, crowd funding the movie and how he became an actor in South Africa. They also talk about how Sharlto came up with his character in Hardcore Henry, doing all t...Show More

Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams and Biz Stone

1:06:04 | Mar 26th, 2016

Chris moderated a Periscope conversation with the founders of Twitter for the 10th anniversary up in San Francisco! He talks to Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams and Biz Stone about the idea behind Twitter, how it has changed the world, the future of Twitter ...Show More

Reggie Watts

1:03:26 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Reggie Watts (musician, comedian, The Late Late Show) chats with Chris about his job on The Late Late Show, eating too many THC edibles and their personal experiences getting high. They also talk about their time on tour together, when Reggie first g...Show More

Melissa Rauch

1:06:41 | Mar 18th, 2016

Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory, True Blood) talks with Chris and Matt about her days doing stand up, playing the Gersberms girl in the video for Hard 'n Phirm and how crazy it was working with Muppets. She also talks about training at Upright Cit...Show More

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme

1:25:26 | Mar 15th, 2016

Iggy Pop (musician, The Stooges) and Josh Homme (musician, Queens of the Stone Age) talk with Chris and Matt about what it's like to be a rock legend, Iggy posing nude for an art class and farting on tour! They also talk about how Iggy got into music...Show More

J.J. Abrams and Dan Trachtenberg

1:37:34 | Mar 11th, 2016

J.J. Abrams (Bad Robot, Lost, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Dan Trachtenberg (Portal: No Escape, The Totally Rad Show) chat with Chris about the first computers they had as kids, how 10 Cloverfield Lane came to be and getting motion sick while wa...Show More

Sally Field and Michael Showalter

1:13:18 | Mar 8th, 2016

Sally Field (Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire) and Michael Showalter (Stella, Wet Hot American Summer) chat with Chris and Matt about the time Sally and Chris snuck off a plane in LAX, casting Sally in Michael’s movie Hello, My Name Is Doris and how they...Show More

Angela Bassett

1:12:39 | Mar 1st, 2016

Angela Bassett (Boyz N the Hood, What’s Love Got To Do With It, American Horror Story) talks with Chris and Matt about her extensive acting career, working with great directors, and being married to Courtney B. Vance. She also talks about her childho...Show More

Italian Belly Laugh

59:33 | Feb 24th, 2016

It’s another hostful! Jonah got his first physical in 15 years, the Mira Method returns and Jonah had a dream about The Rock. They talk about their love of Kids in the Hall, Chris is pissed he didn’t get any recognition for an Instagram comment and t...Show More

Craig Ferguson Returns

1:18:27 | Feb 16th, 2016

Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show, Join or Die) is back on the podcast! He talks with Chris and Matt about how quickly 10 years went by on The Late Late Show, his new show Join or Die on the History Channel and choosing to do a monologue on his new ...Show More

Puttin' On The Ritz

1:06:50 | Feb 10th, 2016

It’s some hostful goodness! Chris, Matt and Jonah catch up with what they have been doing lately, and they talk about getting free movie posters when they were kids and watching old Simpsons episodes on the FX app. Jonah then talks about Seeso, the n...Show More

Josh Brolin

1:27:32 | Feb 5th, 2016

Josh Brolin (The Goonies, No Country For Old Men) is on the podcast! He asks Chris and Matt to explain to him what a podcast actually is, talks about being asked what it was like to slap George Clooney in Hail, Caesar, and having salt blown in his fa...Show More

Noel Fielding

1:13:59 | Feb 2nd, 2016

Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) chats with Chris about his upcoming US tour in March, his obsession with old Hollywood and how The Mighty Boosh shares a kinship with the Marx Brothers! They also discuss the evolution of The Mighty Boosh, the effect ...Show More

David Duchovny

1:18:46 | Jan 26th, 2016

David Duchovny (The X-Files, Californication) talks with Chris and Matt about the early days of The X-Files, a theory that Mulder was the one really doing Red Shoe Diaries and his character on Californication. David also talks about almost getting hi...Show More

Will Sasso

1:18:45 | Jan 20th, 2016

Will Sasso (MADtv, Ten Minute Podcast) chats with Chris and special guest co-host April Richardson about being flagged on Instagram, what he has been up to lately and his time on MADtv. They also talk about The Three Stooges, his podcast Ten Minute P...Show More

Samantha Bee

1:13:49 | Jan 12th, 2016

Samantha Bee (The Daily Show) chats with Chris about her interviews on The Daily Show, where the idea for her new show Full Frontal came from and her new scripted show The Detour. They also talk about married couples sleeping in separate twin beds on...Show More

Jason Alexander

1:26:11 | Jan 6th, 2016

Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) talks to Chris and Matt about his son’s comedy duo, how he got his start acting and what he thought of Seinfeld when it first started. He also talks about being typecasted as George Costanza, doing live theater and what his...Show More

2015 Wrap-Up Hostful Fun Time

1:05:02 | Dec 30th, 2015

It's an end of the year hostful! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about everything that happened to them in 2015 and what they are looking forward to next year!

Joe Kenda

1:59:43 | Dec 28th, 2015

Lt. Joe Kenda (Homicide Hunter) talks to Chris about his time as a lieutenant, the awful crimes he dealt with and dealing with PTSD. He also talks about what made him decide to retire, starting his show Homicide Hunter and how it has helped him!

Steve Aoki

1:10:06 | Dec 27th, 2015

DJ Steve Aoki talks about what music means to him, how electronic music became so popular, and how he creates new songs. He also talks about touring all over the world, work he does with charity, and why everyone should just go out and make stuff!

Tim Roth

1:36:38 | Dec 23rd, 2015

Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight) chats with Chris and Matt about The Hateful Eight panel at SDCC, working with Tarantino again and how amazing the entire cast was. They also talk about the many movies Tim has worked on, the ...Show More

Domhnall Gleeson

1:19:37 | Dec 22nd, 2015

Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Black Mirror, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) chats with Chris and Matt about spoiling all the movies he has been in, filming Ex Machina, and how surreal it was being in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He also talks about wo...Show More

Quentin Tarantino

1:22:53 | Dec 18th, 2015

Quentin Tarantino (director, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) chats with Chris and Matt about going to Comic-Con back in the day, what movies inspired him as a kid and how he turns everything he reads and sees into a movie in his head. He also talks about hi...Show More

Alex Winter Returns

1:01:57 | Dec 18th, 2015

Alex Winter (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, director) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris and Matt about his experience doing a TED Talk, what their favorite TED Talks are, and to tease a little bit about Bill and Ted 3. He also talks abou...Show More

Kathleen Kennedy

53:35 | Dec 16th, 2015

Kathleen Kennedy (producer, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, so much more) talks to Chris about how she went from a director's assistant to producer, working on her first film and what she has learned from all the films she worked on. She also talk...Show More

Bill Burr Returns

1:13:21 | Dec 15th, 2015

Bill Burr (comedian, Breaking Bad, Monday Morning Podcast) talks with Chris and Matt about a proper Boston accent, he argues with Matt about the New England Patriots and explains why he doesn’t understand Star Wars. He also talks about his problem wi...Show More

Silversun Pickups

1:17:07 | Dec 12th, 2015

Silversun Pickups chat with Chris and Kyle about life on the road, meeting their heroes and life back in LA. They also  talk about their newest album Better Nature and they play three songs for the podcast!

David Spade

1:19:26 | Dec 10th, 2015

David Spade (SNL, Tommy Boy) talks with Chris and Matt about Chris' time on Singled Out, doing college gigs, and getting the part on SNL. He also tells some funny stories from his time at SNL, his friendship with Chris Farley, going to Just Shoot Me,...Show More

Fred Savage

1:14:13 | Dec 7th, 2015

Fred Savage (The Wonder Years, The Grinder, director) talks about his choice to return to acting with The Grinder, they talk about Rob Lowe and what his childhood was like. He also talks about how he moved to directing, they re-cast who would be in T...Show More

Allison Tolman

1:08:46 | Dec 5th, 2015

Alison Tolman (Fargo, Krampus) talks with Chris and Matt about auditioning for sketch shows, who is in Krampus and how they don’t know anything about sports. They also talk about Matt getting into an argument at Target, how to behave in a strip club ...Show More

Kelly Carlin

1:22:19 | Dec 2nd, 2015

Kelly Carlin (author, podcaster) chats with Chris and Matt about her new book A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George, how her story went from a one woman show to book and what life actually was like for her as a kid. They also talk about the...Show More

Michael Shannon

1:16:24 | Nov 30th, 2015

Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Man of Steel, The Iceman) talks with Chris and Matt about using a flip phone, the numerous roles he has played and life as General Zod. They also talk about bad experiences on planes, Dungeons and Dragons and all th...Show More

Daniel Radcliffe

52:41 | Nov 26th, 2015

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series) returns to the Nerdist to talk about his love of @midnight, how he is lucky to work with such great people and getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! They also talk about growing up filming Harry Potter, ...Show More

Jon Ronson

1:33:42 | Nov 24th, 2015

Jon Ronson (author, So You’ve Been Publicy Shamed) chats with Chris about why today’s society loves to publicly shame people, how shaming differs between men and women, the importance of knowing all the facts before forming opinions and his book So Y...Show More

Evan Peters

1:02:49 | Nov 20th, 2015

Evan Peters (X-Men, American Horror Story) talks with Chris and Matt about moving to LA to become an actor, his roles on American Horror Story and how the writers come up with all the crazy ideas for the show. They also talk about his role of Quicksi...Show More

Daniel Craig

1:04:44 | Nov 18th, 2015

Daniel Craig (James Bond series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) chats with Chris and Matt about Matt's obsession with the James Bond clothes, TV shows in Britain and how felt when he first took the role of James Bond. They also talk about how he pu...Show More

Justin Theroux

1:13:12 | Nov 16th, 2015

Justin Theroux (writer/actor, The Leftovers, Tropic Thunder) talks to Chris and Matt about writing Tropic Thunder, the differences of writing and acting and how he figured out his career when he was young. He also talks about coming up with ideas whi...Show More

Stephen Moyer

1:17:05 | Nov 13th, 2015

Stephen Moyer (True Blood, The Bastard Exectutioner) chats with Chris and Matt about life during True Blood, marrying his co-star Anna Paquin and he reads a book in his impression of a Welsh accent. He also talks about his experience doing live theat...Show More

Punch Brothers

1:13:46 | Nov 13th, 2015

Punch Brothers chat with Chris about playing the Greek Theater, taking care of themselves while on tour and how bluegrass music can be defined. They also talk about how the band was founded, making their band different from a normal blue grass band, ...Show More

Emily V. Gordon

1:25:22 | Nov 11th, 2015

Emily Gordon (The Indoor Kids, The Meltdown) chats with Chris and Matt about how she went from being a therapist to working in comedy, her time at the NerdMelt theater and the importance of being organized. They also talk about marriage, figuring out...Show More

Nick Hornby

1:31:02 | Nov 7th, 2015

Nick Hornby (author, High Fidelity, About A Boy) talks with Chris and Matt about the differences between America and Britain, Matt's obsession with James Bond and what inspires his writing. He also talks about his love for jigsaw puzzles, his love fo...Show More

Neko Case Returns

1:43:16 | Nov 4th, 2015

Neko Case (musician, The New Pornographers) is back on the podcast! She talks about wanting to get so famous she can own a race car, they talk a lot about caviar and what she grows in her her garden back at home. They also talk about the problems of ...Show More

Emily Kinney

1:19:18 | Nov 3rd, 2015

Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead, Masters of Sex, musician) talks with Chris about life after The Walking Dead, how people dealt with her departure from the show and what she has been up to since. She also talks about starting her music career, her new...Show More

Bruce Campbell

1:17:26 | Oct 31st, 2015

Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Burn Notice) talks with Chris about what living in Miami is like, tells Chris some stories of meeting his favorite celebrities and his friendship with Sam Raimi. They also talk about his new show Ash v...Show More

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer

1:14:56 | Oct 29th, 2015

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer talk with Chris about where the idea for their show Breakthrough came from, what topics will be featured on the show, and how Ron is such a normal guy after working in entertainment for so long. They also talk about how th...Show More

Dirk Ahlborn and Bibop Gresta

54:46 | Oct 27th, 2015

Dirk Ahlborn and Bibop Gresta talk with Chris and Matt about their work on the HyperLoop, how it would work and how they are making it a reality. They also talk about how the HyperLoop could change transportation, how they are testing it and what the...Show More

David Goyer

1:13:18 | Oct 24th, 2015

Writer/Producer David Goyer (Batman Begins, Dark Knight Rises, Blade) talks with Chris and Matt about making the movie Blade, coming to Hollywood as a young writer and making smart decisions when choosing jobs. He also talks a lot about Batman Begins...Show More

Kirsten Dunst

1:00:58 | Oct 21st, 2015

Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Bring It On, Fargo) chats with Chris about living in the valley, what music she likes to listen to and what is was like being a child actor. She also talks about what she likes to do in her free time, upcoming projects she ...Show More

Jonathan Kite

1:22:38 | Oct 19th, 2015

Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls, comedian) talks with Chris about their horror days of working in retail, how important mens' underwear can be and Jonathan's recent trip to do stand up in China. They also talk about their favorites 80's comedians and wh...Show More

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

1:23:35 | Oct 16th, 2015

Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved By The Bell, Franklin and Bash) chats with Chris and special guest co-host April Richardson about why moths eat sweaters, how they all keep healthy and fit and whether he is internet-y. They also talk about his time on Save...Show More

Colin Hanks Returns

1:09:07 | Oct 14th, 2015

Colin Hanks (Dexter, Fargo, Orange County) returns to the Nerdist after several years! He talks about how he got into documentary filmmaking, what inspired him to make the Tower Records documentary, All Things Must Pass, and how he went about getting...Show More

Brett Gelman

1:21:24 | Oct 12th, 2015

Brett Gelman (Gelmania, Eagleheart, comedian) chats with Chris and Matt about social issues facing the world today, things he has experienced being in a bi-racial couple, and how he chooses the jobs he takes. They also talk about the importance of gi...Show More

Jack Black

1:06:40 | Oct 10th, 2015

Jack Black returns to the Nerdist! He chats with Chris and Matt about their favorite tv shows, Jack gives them a few riddles and they talk about deciding to get married. They also talk about Festival Supreme and Jack's role of R.L. Stine in Goosebump...Show More

Two Weeks

1:06:44 | Oct 8th, 2015

It’s some mid-week hostful goodness! Matt talks about his upcoming wedding, Chris tells the story of how he proposed to Lydia and Jonah gives some sage marriage advice!

Adam F. Goldberg

1:37:22 | Oct 5th, 2015

Adam Goldberg (creator of The Goldbergs) chats with Chris and Matt about how his childhood inspired the TV show, they reminisce about what they loved from the 80's and Adam's pitch for a remake of Weird Science. They also talk about movies that do an...Show More

Paul Bettany

1:01:01 | Oct 3rd, 2015

Paul Bettany (Avengers, Iron Man, A Beautiful Mind) gives Chris advice on married life, talks about how it was going from JARVIS to Vision in the Marvel movies, and previews all the bonus footage on the Blu-ray of Avengers: Age of Ultron. He also tal...Show More

Matt Braunger Returns

1:13:22 | Sep 30th, 2015

Matt Braunger (comedian, Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger) returns to the Nerdist! He chats with Chris and Matt about people who have sex with inanimate objects, growing a beard after quitting a job and what movies and TV shows still hold up today. The...Show More

Brian Grazer

51:54 | Sep 28th, 2015

Brian Grazer talks with Chris about his new book A Curious Mind and how having a curious mind himself has changed his career. They also talk about the many films and tv shows that Brian has created, how he comes up with stories and how important it i...Show More

Andy Daly Returns

1:08:07 | Sep 26th, 2015

Andy Daly (comedian, Review) returns to the podcast! They start out telling Katie which episodes of The Twilight Zone to watch, they find out they both auditioned for The Intern and talk about what they were like in high school. Andy also gives a pre...Show More

Morena Baccarin

1:04:11 | Sep 24th, 2015

Morena Baccarin (Gotham, Homeland) talks with Chris and Matt about filming Gotham in New York, what studying at Juilliard was like and being a mom in show business. She also talks about being Brazilian, how Brazilian culture differs from American cul...Show More

Rob Lowe

1:12:32 | Sep 23rd, 2015

Rob Lowe (The West Wing, Wayne’s World, Parks and Rec) talks to Chris about the first time they ever met, tips for a successful marriage, and being an actor in the '80s. They also talk about Rob’s wish to be in a western, Parks and Rec getting nomina...Show More

Felicia Day Returns

1:12:36 | Sep 21st, 2015

Felicia Day (Geek and Sundry, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Chris bond over their love of all things HGTV, playing Skyrim, and what got Felicia into tabletop games. Felicia also talks about being a woman in the gaming world, what’s new at Geek and Su...Show More

Brian Regan

1:20:50 | Sep 18th, 2015

Brian Regan (comedian) chats with Chris about getting his start as a stand-up, how comedic preferences differ in people and how his comedy has influenced other comedians. He also gives a taste of what a dirty Brian Regan joke might sound like and tal...Show More

Andrea Savage

1:29:03 | Sep 16th, 2015

Andrea Savage (The Hotwives of Orlando, Step Brothers) chats with Chris and Jonah about her and Chris’ relationship, what it’s really like being a mom, and how they find they can’t watch comedy anymore. They also talk about what Andrea has been up to...Show More

Shirley Manson

1:24:47 | Sep 14th, 2015

Shirley Manson (musician, Garbage) talks with Chris about the rise of Garbage’s popularity, what makes Scots so unique, and breaking rules at sushi restaurants. She also talks about what it’s like going from indie band to mainstream band, dealing wit...Show More

Tobey Maguire and Ed Zwick

53:53 | Sep 12th, 2015

Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) and Ed Zwick (director, Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) talk with Chris about the story of Bobby Fischer, the making of Pawn Sacrifice and how his childhood may have led to his mental instability. They also talk about the ...Show More

Dave Yarovesky

1:03:00 | Sep 10th, 2015

Dave Yarovesky (director, The Hive) chats with Chris and Kyle about what got him into horror movies, they bond over their favorite films and the tech aspects of making a low-budget film. They also talk about the upcoming Fathom Event of his film The ...Show More

Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer

1:42:14 | Sep 9th, 2015

Rob Huebel (comedian, Children's Hospital) and Paul Scheer (comedian, The League) chat with Chris about their excitement for the new Star Wars toys, the original UCB theater that took over a strip club and their favorite billboards for new TV shows. ...Show More

Jon Taffer

1:03:13 | Sep 8th, 2015

Jon Taffer (Bar Rescue) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about why Matt loves Bar Rescue so much, how Jon got his start in the bar business, and how he came up with the idea for Bar Rescue! Jon also talks about what makes a good bar, his app Bar HQ, ...Show More

Violent Femmes

1:17:23 | Sep 4th, 2015

Violent Femmes chat with Chris and Kyle about Wisconsin accents, what music they first got into, and how they found new music in the days before the Internet. They also talk about how they found their musical style and their newest EP Happy New Year,...Show More

Elijah Wood

1:49:26 | Sep 2nd, 2015

Elijah Wood chats with Chris and Jonah about their thoughts on a Goonies reboot, what music they listened to when they were kids, and the hidden rap in the Ewok song. They also talk about how Elijah is so humble despite being a child actor, their fav...Show More

Sir Patrick Stewart Returns

1:23:48 | Aug 31st, 2015

Sir Patrick Stewart returns to the Nerdist podcast! He talks about messing with people on set on Next Gen, whether or not Captain Picard had a sense of humor and how the idea for Blunt Talk came alive. They also test Matt’s knowledge of Next Gen, his...Show More

Oscar Isaac

59:14 | Aug 28th, 2015

Oscar Isaac (Ex-Machina, Inside Llewyn Davis, A Most Violent Year) chats with Chris about how he got into acting, not overthinking his characters and being from Guatemala. They also talk about his role in the upcoming Star Wars, the story of Ex-Machi...Show More

Christian Slater and Rami Malek

1:15:26 | Aug 26th, 2015

Christian Slater and Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) talk with Chris about getting their roles in Mr. Robot, what Chris loves about the show and where they think it’s going. They also talk about growing up in Los Angeles, how Rami went on a date with Christia...Show More

Owen Wilson

58:25 | Aug 24th, 2015

Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Zoolander) chats with Chris about The Net, his fascination with nutrition and how Bottle Rocket changed he movie making process. They also talk about the Zoolander sequel, collaborating with Wes Anderson and his new mov...Show More

Connie Britton Returns

1:31:06 | Aug 21st, 2015

Connie Britton (Nashville, Friday Night Lights) returns to the Nerdist! They talk about being friends for so many years, life with her four year old son and she yells at Chris for going to Nashville and and not telling her. They also talk about the t...Show More

Bobcat Goldthwait Returns

1:14:29 | Aug 21st, 2015

The one and only Bobcat Goldthwait (comedian, World's Best Dad, God Bless America) is back on the podcast! He talks with Chris and Jonah about the past year of his life, remembering his best friend Robin Williams, and coming up with the idea for his ...Show More

Reservations

1:03:53 | Aug 20th, 2015

Enjoy some mid-week hostful goodness! The guys haven’t seen in each in awhile so they catch up what everyone has been doing, talk about Chris’ upcoming vacation and Matt talks about being in Boston for a couple days. They also do some impromptu impro...Show More

Robert Rodriguez

1:13:49 | Aug 17th, 2015

Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Sin City, El Rey Network) chats with Chris about how he got into filmmaking, why he does everything himself, and being surprised that people liked El Mariachi. He also talks about making films on a small budget, advice he...Show More

Jen Kirkman

1:39:52 | Aug 14th, 2015

Jen Kirkman (comedian) talks with Chris about her obsession with customer service, jobs they had before they were comedians and people calling her Mrs. all the time. They also discuss the art of making small talk, being a woman in comedy and people b...Show More

Hannah Hart

1:28:44 | Aug 12th, 2015

Hannah Hart (My Drunk Kitchen) talks with Chris about having trouble digesting French food, her choice to be an optimistic person, and being able to be proud of your true self. She also talks about what the real message behind My Drunk Kitchen is, an...Show More

Bryan Cranston Returns

1:20:20 | Aug 10th, 2015

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about the time Bryan saw Charles Manson riding a horse, what life has been like after Breaking Bad, and learning about Bryan's family history. He also talk...Show More

Kevin Bacon Returns

1:20:33 | Aug 7th, 2015

Kevin Bacon (Footloose, The Following, Apollo 13) returns to the podcast to talk to Chris about rescuing his dog, what he likes to do when he’s not in front of the camera and playing music with his son. He also talks about playing with his band The B...Show More

Ed Helms #3

1:14:28 | Aug 5th, 2015

Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover) returns to the podcast for a third time! He and Chris talk about Top Gun, researching their family ancestry and their love of the original Vacation movies. Ed also talks about his dream to crowd surf while playing ...Show More

Diablo Cody

1:15:46 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult, Ricki and the Flash) chats with Chris about quitting Instagram, how she got her pen name and what life as a mother of all boys is like. They also talk about growing up with Catholic guilt, accepting that she is success...Show More

David Wain

1:12:53 | Jul 31st, 2015

David Wain (Stella, Wet Hot American Summer, The State ) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about how The State was formed, the comedy industry in the 90’s and how making sketch comedy shows have changed today. They also talk about letting yourself sit...Show More

Wil Wheaton Returns Again

1:40:04 | Jul 30th, 2015

Wil Wheaton returns to the podcast for a third time! He chats with Chris and Jonah about his fear of wearing a band's t-shirt to a show, Wil's problems with being recognized and receiving complements and the dangers of click-baiting. They also make c...Show More

Live at SDCC with Maisie Williams, Tom Hiddleston and Guillermo Del Toro

1:33:56 | Jul 27th, 2015

It's the second show from SDCC 2015 at the Balboa Theater! First the amazing Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) joins the guys to talk about playing Arya on Game of Thrones and what it's been like working on the show during her teenage years. Then Tom...Show More

Lea Thompson

1:17:32 | Jul 24th, 2015

Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) chats with Chris and Matt about how her movie characters could be classified as edgy, getting asked for autographs in the bathroom and what it was like when they recast Marty McFly. She also talks about her time on H...Show More

Lemme Finnish

47:38 | Jul 22nd, 2015

Some mid-week hostful goodness! The guys recap their Comic-Cons, Matt talks about his trip to Finland and Chris went to Hearst Castle. Also, Jonah auditioned for a horror movie, they talk about going to Disneyland in the rain and more!

Sir Ian McKellen

1:05:12 | Jul 20th, 2015

Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, X-Men) chats with Chris about why people are so enamored with Sherlock Holmes, what Sherlock is like in his new movie Mr. Holmes and how being a celebrity can change a person. They also talk about his choice to be...Show More

Paul Rudd

57:21 | Jul 18th, 2015

Paul Rudd (Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, Ant-Man) talks with Chris about Paul becoming part of the Marvel world, the art of offensive jokes, and coming from a funny family. They also bond over having deceased fathers and talk about his role as A...Show More

Chad Coleman

1:16:43 | Jul 15th, 2015

Chad Coleman (The Wire, The Walking Dead) talks to Chris about how his own challenges while growing up have shaped him into an actor, making music videos for the military and of course The Walking Dead. They also talk about how Chris hasn't seen The ...Show More

Leo Laporte

1:04:15 | Jul 14th, 2015

Leo Laporte (TWiT) chats with Chris and Matt about all the technology they have, dealing with trolls online and how Obama might deal with trolls. They also talk about TWiT being in its 10th year and where they see the future of technology heading!

Live from SDCC with Sir Ben Kingsley and Peter Capaldi

1:34:25 | Jul 13th, 2015

The Nerdist is back from the Balboa Theater during San Diego Comic Con! Chris, Matt and Jonah are first joined by Sir Ben Kingsley to talk about the movie that inspired him to become an actor, his role in Self/Less and what being a knight is like. Th...Show More

Andy Samberg Returns

1:06:34 | Jul 8th, 2015

Andy Samberg (SNL, Lonely Island, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) returns to the podcast to chat with Chris, Matt, and Jonah about SNL sketches that never got made, being able to go to fancy celebrity parties, and a movie idea. Then they riff ideas for him to do...Show More

Scott Weinger

1:23:05 | Jul 7th, 2015

Scott Weinger (actor/writer, Full House, Aladdin) chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about doing the voice of Aladdin, how he balanced being an actor and school and they watch an Amiga computer commercial he was in as a teenager. Scott also talks about...Show More

Cameron Esposito

1:24:52 | Jul 4th, 2015

Comedian Cameron Esposito chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about marriage equality, when she knew she was gay, and the roles sexuality play in today's society. She also talks about what it’s like dating another comedian, going on tour together, and h...Show More

Brad Meltzer Returns

1:25:17 | Jul 1st, 2015

Brad Meltzer (Decoded, author) talks with Chris about being from Florida, they text their parents to see if they remember their family businesses in Miami and video games they played as kids. Brad also talks about his line of children’s books to help...Show More

Stand Up Cluster 2015

2:06:21 | Jun 30th, 2015

Live from the NerdMelt Showroom, it's the third Nerdist Podcast Stand Up Cluster featuring Baron Vaughn, Megan Neuringer, Kyle Clark, Cameron Esposito, Carlos Delagdo, Dave Thomason, Al Jackson, Sara Schaefer and James Adomian!

Joe Manganiello Returns

46:05 | Jun 29th, 2015

Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) returns to the podcast! He chats with Chris and Matt about the live reading on Major League he did, his relationship being in the public eye, and dealing with rumors. He also talks about being in the new Pee W...Show More

Ben Folds #3

1:28:03 | Jun 27th, 2015

Ben Folds (musician) returns to the Nerdist podcast! He chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about how he hurt his hand, his upcoming tour and how he balances all the instruments he plays. They also talk about watching movies without the sound and how fe...Show More

Overruled! (I'll Allow It)

1:05:33 | Jun 24th, 2015

The guys start out this episode as a food podcast, then they talk about watching Lifetime’s A Deadly Adoption and what other movies they saw this weekend. Matt also took a spontaneous trip to Vegas, Chris likes to watch ghost shows and turns out Kyle...Show More

Janet Montgomery

1:23:03 | Jun 22nd, 2015

Janet Montgomery (Salem, Black Mirror) talks with Chris and Matt about leaving England to work in Hollywood, what they think the Salem universe is really like and how they like being workaholics. They also talk about different accents and Janet tries...Show More

Lauren Lapkus

1:09:05 | Jun 19th, 2015

Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, Jurassic World) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about improving in her role in Jurassic World, a new project that she isn't allowed to talk about and her new show Clipped on TBS! They also talk about how impro...Show More

Super Relatable

49:31 | Jun 17th, 2015

Some mid-week hostful goodness! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about Chris' weekend at Bonaroo, Matt meets another left handed guitarist and they talk about some movies they have seen recently!

Chris Pratt and Colin Trevorrow

58:38 | Jun 15th, 2015

Chris Pratt (Parks and Rec, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World) and Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World) talk with Chris and Matt about what they think of Back to the Future 2, how life has changed for Chris since losing weigh...Show More

Jim Norton Returns

1:13:16 | Jun 13th, 2015

Jim Norton (comedian, Opie Radio, Louie) returns to the podcast to talk about his role on Opie Radio, getting trolled by people online, and what happened with Opie and Anthony. Jim and Chris also talk about their love and fascination with chess and J...Show More

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Returns

1:06:25 | Jun 10th, 2015

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, The Dark Knight Rises, 3rd Rock From The Sun) chat with Chris and Matt about how he came up with the name for HitRecord, his idea for a choose your own adventure film and even sports! Joseph also talks about ...Show More

Shane West

1:12:15 | Jun 8th, 2015

Shane West (Salem, Nikita, A Walk To Remember) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about his character of John Alden in Salem, shooting the TV show in Louisiana, and what the world was really like during the witch trials. Shane also talks about playing ...Show More

Allison Janney

1:05:02 | Jun 5th, 2015

Allison Janney (The West Wing, Mom, Masters of Sex) chats with Chris about what got her into acting, how her role in The West Wing inspired girls to go into politics and working too much she doesn't have time to eat. They also exchange a few dirty jo...Show More

John Cusack

1:30:01 | Jun 3rd, 2015

John Cusack (Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity, Say Anything) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about his role of Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy, the music of The Beach Boys and how suffering and art coexist. He also talks about growing up as a teen...Show More

Mike Judge

1:33:26 | Jun 1st, 2015

Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead, Silicon Valley, Office Space) chats with Chris about going from the real Silicon Valley to making TV shows, what inspired him to get into animation, and his cartoons in the Spike and Mike Festivals! He also talks abou...Show More

Alicia Witt Returns

1:17:01 | May 29th, 2015

Alicia Witt (Justified, Cybill, musician) chats with Chris at SIR studios while singing songs! They talk about her time as a pianist at the Beverly Wilshire, their mutual love of Barry Manilow and how people interpret song lyrics. They also talk abou...Show More

The Out-of-Towners

1:05:21 | May 28th, 2015

All the guys are back and got together for some hostful goodness! Everyone talks about their recent week off and where they went on vacation, wanting to explore abandoned places and starting a podcast band!