ID10T with Chris Hardwick

By Chris Hardwick

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Caleb
 Dec 10, 2018
Welcome back Chris!

Sneckster
 Nov 17, 2018
Great to hear you back

Jay
 Nov 17, 2018
We missed you! Welcome back!

Kevin D
 Aug 8, 2018
come back Chris we miss you

cheri
 Aug 6, 2018
I miss my burrito

Description

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 smarter than all of us. Swearing is still fun, so we still do that occasionally. I hope you like this new iteration which is the same as before, but if a name hangs you up unhealthily I’m sure you will not hesitate to unfurl your rage not only in the ‘reviews’ section but also now on all the various social media platforms that have popped up since we started in 2010, effectively murdering blogs.


Episode Date
Property Brothers
01:34:35

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 these days and then Jonathan has to leave but Drew and Chris continue the conversation!

Dec 15, 2018
Elizabeth Reaser
01:13:35

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 time Elizabeth ran away to California and her new series The Haunting of Hill House!

Dec 12, 2018
Ron Perlman #4
01:08:52

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, meeting Frank Sinatra and his new movie Asher!

Dec 09, 2018
Lily Allen
01:03:33

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 writing her book My Thoughts Exactly!

Dec 05, 2018
Jaimie Alexander Returns
01:15:32

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 wants her next role to be!

Dec 01, 2018
Bridget Everett
01:09:46

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 waitress for Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her love of singing and music!

Nov 27, 2018
Chris Coy
01:06:07

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 playing lately, what it was like acting with Hugh Jackman and how his family has changed him!

Nov 25, 2018
Wyatt Russell
01:11:21

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 roommate he had years ago, growing up with famous parents and his new movie Overlord!

Nov 21, 2018
Henry Winkler Returns
00:58:14

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, Henry’s dream of winning a Tony award and they discuss the upcoming second season of Barry!

Nov 19, 2018
Jamie Lee Curtis
01:11:46

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 and being in the original Halloween and the newest Halloween!

Nov 16, 2018
Cobra Kai
01:07:43

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 lot. They also talk about if they knew The Karate Kid was special while filming it, how Cobra Kai came to be and what else they have been up to!

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Jun 14, 2018
Claire Danes
01:04:37

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 latest season of Homeland and her movie A Kid Named Jake!

Jun 08, 2018
Howie Mandel
01:28:43

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 the rubber glove, learning what kind of comedy was his style, dealing with mental health issues and America’s Got Talent!

Jun 06, 2018
Alie Ward
01:46:46

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 anxiety, making scientists more popular and Alie's podcast Ologies! This episode is sponsored by Linked In (use code ID10T for $50 credit), Mattress Firm (use code Podcast10 for 10% off) and Black Tux (visit BlackTux.com/ID10T for $20 off)!

May 29, 2018
Gillian Jacobs Returns
01:07:50

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 to study acting and her new movie Ibiza! This episode brought to you by Spotify!

May 24, 2018
Natalie Dormer
01:05:05

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 the experience of writing the film! This episode brought to you by Squarespace (promo code ID10T for 10% off), Joe Pera Talks with You on Adult Swim and Mattress Firm (promo code Podcast10 for 10% off)!

May 22, 2018
Maz Jobrani
01:16:06

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 racism in today's world and his comedy special Immigrant on Netflix! Brought to you by Joe Pera Talks With You on Adult Swim.

May 18, 2018
Rachel Bloom
01:12:33

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 making her new movie Most Likely To Murder!

May 10, 2018
Grant Gustin
01:10:06

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 puzzles and his upcoming wedding! 

May 08, 2018
David Tennant Returns
01:11:26

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, being in the theater in the UK and his new movie Bad Samaritan! 

May 05, 2018
Leland Melvin
01:19:12

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 life, his book Chasing Space and his upcoming tv show One Strange Rock on National Geographic!

May 04, 2018
Malcolm Barrett
01:44:59

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 traveler on Timeless!

May 02, 2018
Louie Anderson and Sharon Hills
01:53:47

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 character he plays in Baskets. Louie also talks about his book Hey Mom, how he is trying to get healthy and what lessons he learned from his mom and uses in his life today! 

Apr 27, 2018
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher
01:09:28

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 special The Honeymoon Stand-Up Special!

Apr 25, 2018
Antonio Banderas
00:50:00

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 different languages!

Apr 20, 2018
Trevor Moore
01:13:47

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 a Christian band, how The Whitest Kids U' Know started and living with OCD! 

Apr 18, 2018
Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme Return
01:11:47

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 can expect from Super Troopers 2, doing impressions and they definitely don’t talk about sports. 

Apr 17, 2018
Joe Manganiello #3
01:35:12

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 his upcoming projects!

Apr 13, 2018
Laraine Newman
01:35:01

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 all the cartoons she does voices for!

Apr 11, 2018
Alan Alda
01:36:01

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 pursued jobs that interested him personally. Alan also talks about how he got into training people in communication, his love of improv, how M.A.S.H. was able to create comedy out of such a serious topic and why he thinks everyone should work on their communication skills! 

Apr 06, 2018
John Cena
01:04:16

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 all his fans and his new movie Blockers! 

Apr 04, 2018
Ed Helms #4
01:21:53

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-aware and to listen to others and Ed talks about his new movie Chappaquiddick!

Mar 30, 2018
Paul Reiser
01:13:40

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 There’s….Johnny on Hulu!

Mar 28, 2018
Judd Apatow Returns
01:19:12

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 also talks about what he learned from Garry in life, how he helps other comedians and actors find their voices and what to expect from the documentary series!

Mar 22, 2018
John Boyega
01:05:52

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 and what to expect from Pacific Rim Uprising!

Mar 21, 2018
Eric Bana
01:03:44

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, his love of working on old cars and his new movie The Forgiven!

Mar 16, 2018
Chvrches and Matt Berninger of The National
01:29:29

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, collaborating on a song with Matt and what both their bands have coming up!

Mar 14, 2018
Peter Serafinowicz
01:16:29

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 British comedies, Peter's extensive career in comedy and his show The Tick on Amazon!

Mar 08, 2018
Robert Kirkman #4
01:18:05

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 Oblivion Song, talks more on his fear of birds, they talk about The Walking Dead being almost ten years old and Chris and Jonah do readings from Robert’s new book! 

Mar 07, 2018
David Oyelowo
01:18:58

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 passing of his mother, how he defines his faith and his new movie Gringo

Mar 02, 2018
Duncan Jones Returns
01:08:19

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 about TV shows they are all watching and his new movie Mute on Netflix!

Feb 28, 2018
Eli Roth Returns
01:16:51

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 it is to spend your time doing what you really want to do, they recommend some movies for the listeners to watch and come up with ideas for terrible movies!

Feb 27, 2018
Jesse Plemons
00:59:50

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 Bad was like, his time on Friday Night Lights and his upcoming movie Game Night!

Feb 22, 2018
Natalie Portman
00:57:29

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 vegan, what she thinks makes a great movie and her new film Annihilation

Feb 20, 2018
John August
01:32:25

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 about is new novel “Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire” and his new podcast Launch on Wondery! 

Feb 15, 2018
Danai Gurira
01:13:57

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 class and getting the role of Okoye in Black Panther!


Feb 14, 2018
Tim Robbins
01:20:22
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 life, his new show Here and Now on HBO and the upcoming play The New Colossus at The Actors’ Gang! 
Feb 06, 2018
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THING
01:15:14
Times they are a-changing! But also a-staying the same. A-listen, won't you??
Feb 02, 2018
Cress Williams
01:01:32
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 the CW superheroes, getting over addiction and they talk about the character of Black Lightning and what to expect from the tv show!
Jan 26, 2018
Riki Lindhome
01:13:18
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 coming up with the ideas for their songs, having insomnia and the new season of Another Period, premiering Tuesday January 23rd on Comedy Central!
Jan 19, 2018
Paul Thomas Anderson
01:17:52
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, his experience directing different actors and his newest movie Phantom Thread!
Jan 11, 2018
Michael Rosenbaum
01:36:41
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 auditioning and shaving his head for the role of Lex Luther!
Jan 05, 2018
Hostful 2017: Peaks and Valleys
01:41:03
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 and what they think and hope is in store for next year!
Dec 29, 2017
Bill Skarsgård
01:39:11
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 Castle Rock!
Dec 14, 2017
Joe Kenda Returns
01:23:45
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 being married for 50 years, his show Homicide Hunter and his new book I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime!  
Dec 05, 2017
Seth Rogen #3
00:52:12
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 people are so obsessed with The Room and the mystery behind the director Tommy Wiseau!  
Nov 28, 2017
Dana Gould and Janet Varney
01:34:07
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 heroes and the new season of Stan Against Evil!
Nov 24, 2017
Brian Regan Returns
01:12:10
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, doing shows at colleges and his new Netflix special Nunchucks and Flamethrowers!
Nov 22, 2017
Hari Kondabolu
01:21:57
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 also talks about realizing he wanted to be a comedian, how he got into stand up and the making of his documentary The Problem with Apu airing Sunday 11/19 at 10pm on TruTv!  
Nov 18, 2017
Keith Morrison
01:18:27
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, stories about false convictions, what it's like covering politics these days and the new season of Dateline airing this Friday at 9pm!
Nov 15, 2017
Jon Bernthal
01:05:38
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 Russia, starting a family and playing The Punisher!  
Nov 10, 2017
Laurence Fishburne
01:05:20
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 movie Last Flag Flying!
Nov 03, 2017
Bruce Campbell Returns
01:14:59
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 driving cross country and his book Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor!  
Oct 31, 2017
Greg Kinnear
01:11:12
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 Sanders Show with Tom Petty, being nominated for an Oscar and his new movie Same Kind of Different As Me!  
Oct 27, 2017
Duffer Brothers
01:19:42
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 individual characters and what to expect for season 2 on Stranger Things!
Oct 25, 2017
Taran Killam Returns
01:07:37
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 directing his new movie Killing Gunther and moving back to LA from NY!
Oct 19, 2017
Russell Brand
00:50:03
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 about being self aware and his new book Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions!
Oct 17, 2017
Jason Blum
01:22:42
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 new movie Happy Death Day!
Oct 11, 2017
Whitney Cummings
01:19:42
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 Other Lies!
Oct 06, 2017
Ron Perlman #3
01:11:05
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 think is important and the new season of his Crackle series StartUp!
Oct 04, 2017
Deon Cole
01:01:01
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 talk about all the stuff Deon has going on including Blackish, The Stand Ups, Face Value and more!
Sep 29, 2017
David X. Cohen
01:19:28
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 school, how Homer Simpson’s character changed from the early days and how they brought back Futurama for the Radiorama podcast episode to go along with the release of the mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow!
Sep 27, 2017
Paula Poundstone
01:52:06
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 Search for Human Happiness!  
Sep 21, 2017
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow Presents, RADIORAMA!
00:47:18
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 and a new Chris Hardwick voiced-character. Download the epic mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow TODAY and enjoy exclusive episode content in the game!
Sep 14, 2017
Max Brooks Returns
01:32:54
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 Island, how he got the idea for the book and playing Minecraft with his son!
Sep 14, 2017
Tatiana Maslany (TWCH)
01:03:48
Tatiana Maslany joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Orphan Black, her new movie Stronger and more!
Sep 08, 2017
ID10T Hostful
01:07:22
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 doesn't know what Round Table Pizza is and they take some quemments!
Sep 05, 2017
Dominic Monaghan (TWCH)
01:10:59
Dominic Monaghan joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about LOST, Lord of the Rings more!
Sep 02, 2017
Andrea Savage Returns
01:17:18
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 of dogs and they try to bring back their favorite bit!
Aug 30, 2017
Neil deGrasse Tyson (TWCH)
01:10:47
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!
Aug 27, 2017
Michael Cudlitz
01:38:21
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 of Abraham on The Walking Dead!
Aug 25, 2017
Jaimie Alexander (TWCH)
01:07:19
Jaime Alexander joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Kyle XY, Blindspot and more!
Aug 19, 2017
Nick Swardson
01:03:21
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 tells stories of crazy things he did when he was younger and talks about his new show Typical Rick!
Aug 18, 2017
Bryan Cranston (TWCH)
01:04:34
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!
Aug 11, 2017
Robert Pattinson
01:00:26
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 anxiety before starting a new film and his newest movie Good Time!  
Aug 09, 2017
Jane Lynch (TWCH)
01:05:15
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!
Aug 05, 2017
James Van Der Beek
01:04:36
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 Would Diplo Do?, how he got involved with the show and the tricks they used to film it!
Aug 04, 2017
Al Gore
01:06:34
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 changed over the years, being an advocate for the internet in the early days and what people are doing to combat climate change and how you help!
Aug 02, 2017
Damon Lindelof (TWCH)
01:14:21
Damon Lindelof joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Lost, The Leftovers and more!
Jul 28, 2017
Aidy Bryant
01:09:46
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 who also works in comedy and doing a voice in Danger & Eggs!
Jul 26, 2017
Connie Britton (TWCH)
01:16:06
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!
Jul 24, 2017
Jim Jefferies #3
01:21:05
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 getting older, funny stories about his son and he talks about his brief time as an opera singer!  
Jul 22, 2017
Tom Holland
01:00:09
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: Homecoming. After sharing a funny story about the '70s Spider-Man TV series, Tom was quick to admit that most of his in-costume scenes were filmed in a motion capture studio. However, he stressed that it is almost always him in the costume. Tom also related the feeling of powerlessness he felt when his face was covered, before finding ways to convey his performance through the rest of his body. Chris and Tom also speak about the new tone used in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which plays a lot like a John Hughes movie. Although both Tom and Chris agreed that they would probably embrace a life of crime if they had superpowers. Tom went on to relate his Lip Sync Battle experience, and how he felt when he had to "become" Rihanna. Amazingly, Tom hasn't had a chance to really process how much his life has changed since his first appearance as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. He also pointed out that the final movie would work as a high school comedy even if all of the Spider-Man scenes were cut out of it. Additionally, Tom recalls the time that he forgot to use an American accent in one of the scenes from Homecoming. According to Tom, no one noticed it until he pointed it out. It's a long chat between Tom and Chris, so sit back, and enjoy!  
Jul 11, 2017
Andy Samberg #3
01:14:22
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 a third Bill and Ted movie, comedians who are buff and his new movie on HBO Tour de Pharmacy!  
Jul 07, 2017
Trey Parker
01:00:03
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 season of South Park!
Jun 30, 2017
Will Ferrell Returns
01:04:09
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!
Jun 29, 2017
Edgar Wright
01:06:19
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 his start in directing and his new movie Baby Driver!
Jun 26, 2017
Sofia Coppola
00:59:26
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 artistic gene, how she got Bill Murray to act in Lost in Translation and the making of her new film The Beguiled!
Jun 22, 2017
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
01:40:17
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 how it differed from their real experiences, Kumail talks about dealing with anti-Muslim rhetoric and they talk about what videos games they are playing and shows they are watching!
Jun 16, 2017
T.J. Miller #3
01:33:35
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. also talks about how he chooses his projects, they speculate why people believe things that aren’t true and he gives Chris a present! Make sure to watch his special Meticulously Ridiculous on HBO June 17th and his show Gorburger on Comedy Central!
Jun 08, 2017
Orange Is The New Black (TWCH)
01:09:18
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!  
Jun 02, 2017
Wayne Coyne
01:23:14
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 trying new things in music and their upcoming tour to promote their new album Oczy Mlody!
May 31, 2017
Bill Burr #3
01:30:55
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 favorite stand up comedians right now and the new season of F is for Family!
May 25, 2017
Jordan Peele (TWCH)
00:58:48
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!
May 19, 2017
Michael Fassbender and Danny McBride
01:01:38
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 talks about his Halloween movie he is writing and they talk about Alien: Covenant!
May 18, 2017
Charlie Hunnam (TWCH)
01:11:57
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!
May 12, 2017
Guy Ritchie
01:11:09
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 where the inspiration came from for how Guy wanted to tell the story!
May 10, 2017
James Corden (TWCH)
01:12:28
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!
May 05, 2017
Michelle Monaghan (TWCH)
01:07:57
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!
Apr 30, 2017
Dave Gahan
01:11:15
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 Depeche Mode and Depeche Mode's upcoming tour!  
Apr 26, 2017
Silicon Valley (TWCH)
01:17:09
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 on amc.com/talking!
Apr 21, 2017
Doree Shafrir
01:44:40
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 book Startup: A Novel. And Doree and Matt talk about their experience with IVF.
Apr 18, 2017
Elijah Wood (TWCH)
01:04:47
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/talking!
Apr 14, 2017
Steve Carlin
01:28:32
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 are evolving!
Apr 11, 2017
Allison Williams
01:28:13
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 her role in Get Out!
Apr 05, 2017
Brandon Routh
01:32:17
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 the role of Ray Palmer/The Atom!
Mar 29, 2017
Dax Shepard Returns
01:33:37
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 new movie CHiPS!  
Mar 22, 2017
Danny Boyle
01:20:03
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 characters and how he wants to make a musical one day!  
Mar 15, 2017
Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Return
01:36:32
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 angry at tv show endings and their new book Star Wars: Join the Resistance. And they take some “calls”!
Mar 07, 2017
Sidekick with Matt Mira
01:17:27
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 art and they compete to see how well they really know Matt!
Mar 03, 2017
Catherine O'Hara
01:28:16
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
Mar 02, 2017
Jordan Peele
01:11:15
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 formed his creativity and how Key and Peele become such a popular show!
Feb 22, 2017
Lena Dunham
01:23:57
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!  
Feb 19, 2017
Pete Holmes Returns
01:59:55
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 how he has grown as a person and a comic!
Feb 17, 2017
Alan Tudyk
01:23:34
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 Rogue One and he talks about his new show Powerless!
Feb 11, 2017
Keanu Reeves Returns
01:12:07
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 training for the movies and how he chooses the movies he wants to do!
Feb 07, 2017
Chilly Gonzales
01:39:44
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!
Feb 02, 2017
SF Sketchfest with Nathan Fillion
01:25:00
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 and Furious movie trailer. And of course they take some quemments from the audience!
Jan 26, 2017
Louie Anderson
01:34:11
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 legendary comedians over the years, Chris talks about some advice Louie gave him years ago and Louie talks about his character on the FX show Baskets!
Jan 17, 2017
Mark Hamill Returns
01:47:07
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, collecting Luke Skywalker memorabilia and Mark’s new show Pop Culture Quest on Comic Con HQ!
Jan 11, 2017
Metallica Returns
01:09:03
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 their new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, how they come up with new songs and new sounds and their favorite comedy movies!
Jan 04, 2017
2016: The Year of No Chill
01:22:48
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 with IVF, Jonah talks about Mystery Science Theater and Hidden America and they reflect on 2016 and talk about what they are looking forward to in 2017!
Dec 27, 2016
Neil Finn
01:24:47
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 and the re-issue of the entire Crowded House collection! Also, he plays some acoustic songs, plus a recording from his live show at Largo!
Dec 22, 2016
Ian McShane
01:09:44
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 sober and his new film The Hollow Point!
Dec 15, 2016
She & Him
01:01:49
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 show ideas and play some songs from their holiday album, Christmas Party!
Dec 13, 2016
Jake Gyllenhaal
01:22:13
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 and they talk about what is happening in America these days!
Dec 06, 2016
Tracey Ullman
01:10:21
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 stories of approaching their favorite celebrities on the street and her new HBO show Tracey Ullman's Show!
Nov 29, 2016
Jeremy Irons
01:08:07
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 a clown and they talk about his recent film The Man Who Knew Infinity!
Nov 24, 2016
Anna Faris and Sim Sarna
01:40:38
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, Anna’s dream of making goat cheese and they talk about men and women being just friends! And listen to Chris on today's Unqualified!
Nov 15, 2016
Anna Kendrick Returns
01:42:42
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 about how they take care of themselves, making themselves better people and their affects on the people around them!
Nov 09, 2016
Rob Zombie #3
01:31:49
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 going back and forth from movies and touring and Rob's new movie 31! They also encourage listeners to step out of their comfort zones and learn more about the wo
Nov 04, 2016
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
01:10:20
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 idea for Elvira came from her and her new Elvira, Mistress of the Dark book!
Oct 31, 2016
Dakota Fanning
01:15:05
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 new film American Pastoral, how she chooses projects and they come up with ideas of what she could be for Halloween!
Oct 25, 2016
Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
01:03:37
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 meetings where everybody just asks him about Lord of the Rings, they talk about what it means to be truly happy and what music they are into!  
Oct 20, 2016
Rick Astley
01:01:16
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 became a thing and his new album 50!
Oct 18, 2016
Norm Macdonald
02:11:56
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 writing on SNL and his new book Based on a True Story. Norm also asks everyone some philosophical questions!
Oct 12, 2016
Gale Anne Hurd
01:27:47
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 for The Terminator came from and her new show about dreams Falling Water on USA!  
Oct 06, 2016
Sarah Jessica Parker
01:23:21
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 City, how she dealt with her sudden celebrity of being Carrie Bradshaw and they come up with a crazy theory about the show! They also talk about Sarah Jessica’s new show Divorce on HBO!
Oct 05, 2016
Live at SDCC with Joel Hodgson and Bruce Campbell
01:54:18
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 Dead, Chris tells a story about dick cookies and they take quemments from the audience!
Sep 28, 2016
Neil deGrasse Tyson #4
01:29:14
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. Neil also talks about his theory on Superman, they try to figure out what Mountain time zone is and talk about the upcoming season of StarTalk!
Sep 20, 2016
John Stamos
01:01:05
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 new season of Scream Queens!
Sep 14, 2016
Colman Domingo
01:17:41
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 Barbecue, the importance of living in the moment and not staring at your phone and figuring out he wanted to be an actor!  
Sep 09, 2016
Max Brooks
01:46:34
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 used to include more social issues, and how Americans have changed the way they cope with tragedy. He then talks about his life as Mel Brooks’ son and his new graphic novel Cinema Purgatorio!
Aug 30, 2016
Summer Ash
01:31:01
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, science outreach programs they do at Columbia and her experience with open heart surgery.
Aug 23, 2016
Billy West #3
01:44:15
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. They also talk about Billy's podcast The Billy West Podcast, coming up with bits for the show and he talks about experiences from his own life.
Aug 19, 2016
Seth Rogen Returns
01:02:18
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. He then talks about his experience pitching Sausage Party, co-creating Preacher and being a productive stoner!
Aug 11, 2016
The Marriage Refs
01:03:38
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 some wedding advice and Chris had to get a rectal exam. Chris then brags about all the Pokeman he has caught recently!
Aug 09, 2016
Mike Birbiglia #4
01:25:37
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. They then talk about his new movie Don’t Think Twice, how the idea came about, and how to deal with jealousy!
Aug 05, 2016
Live from SDCC 2016 with Tatiana Maslany, Danny McBride, Walton Goggins and Jody Hill
02:05:19
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 Jody Hill chat with the guys about their new show Vice Principals, having southern accents and they take some questions from the audience as well!
Jul 27, 2016
Butch Vig
01:16:41
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 Garbage's new record Strange Little Birds!
Jul 24, 2016
Paul Dini
01:48:01
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 Series, and Paul shares a personal story about being assaulted one night and how the experience changed his outlook on life, and writing his new book Dark Night: A True Batman Story, which chronicles his struggle.
Jul 15, 2016
David Schwimmer
01:01:21
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, how technology is changing the world and his new show Feed The Beast on AMC!
Jul 07, 2016
Dana Carvey
01:28:41
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 balancing his fan-favorite characters with new material, moving up to northern California, and doing a voice in The Secret Life of Pets!
Jul 06, 2016
Hakeem Oluseyi
01:23:50
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 in gangs to being a scientist, giving kids a chance to learn science who might not learn it elsewhere, and changing the world of science for other black scientists.
Jun 28, 2016
Maria Bamford #3
01:22:22
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 happen and how she got it to reflect her personality and voice so well!   
Jun 22, 2016
The Bicycle Thief
01:08:13
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 get into a heated debate and Chris talks about his latest special! Also, Matt goes to the bathroom and Jonah tells a secret about him.
Jun 16, 2016
Chuck Lorre and Mayim Bialik
01:22:52
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 song, inspiring girls to work in science and what life is like on the set of Big Bang Theory!  
Jun 08, 2016
Robert Kirkman #3
01:28:37
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 such a successful TV show. They then talk about what to expect next from the show, Robert’s new show Outcast and Robert talks about his hatred of feet. Matt and Robert also get into a debate about Star Trek! *WARNING: There are The Walking Dead season 6 spoilers!*
Jun 01, 2016
Duncan Jones
01:16:08
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 recent passing of his father and the responsibilities of being a director. They also come up with ideas for horror films made with babies!
May 26, 2016
Happiness Period
01:13:39
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 about what they thought of the Oscars and they sing the All In The Family theme song. Jonah also judges Chris and Matt’s jokes and Chris comes up with the term “Happiness Period”!
May 25, 2016
Colin Farrell
01:01:30
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 being a father has changed Colin’s perspective on life, the idea of writing a book or script and searching for meaning in life!
May 20, 2016
Anthony Mackie
01:06:46
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 Trading Places reboot, they debate boxers or briefs, and they talk about his role of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the HBO movie All The Way!
May 18, 2016
Jodie Foster
01:41:58
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 insecurities and what movies she has worked on have been her favorites. See the latest movie she directed Money Monster, in theaters May 13!  
May 10, 2016
Rob Reiner
01:15:43
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 Brooks. He then talks about how he first read The Princess Bride and the journey to making it into a movie, and his documentary Being Charlie which is based on the real life addiction his son went through!
May 06, 2016
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
01:12:18
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 talks about growing up in a small Danish farming town, what made him want to be an actor and what makes Jaime Lannister likable. They also talk about the immediate success of Game of Thrones and come up with a spinoff called The Lannister Family Variety Hour!
Apr 26, 2016
Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain
00:53:29
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 fun they had on set of The Huntsman: Winter's War, Hemsworth talks about having twin boys and Jessica talks about her pattern of playing dark and troubled characters. See them in The Huntsman: Winter’s War!
Apr 21, 2016
Judd Apatow Returns
01:38:58
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 the late Garry Shandling. Judd also talks about his time working on The Ben Stiller Show, why he started doing stand up again and how he is juggling stand up with directing! Go see Judd at the Balboa Theater in San Diego this Thursday April 21st!  
Apr 19, 2016
Sir Patrick Stewart #3
01:11:30
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 all his Star Trek scripts and the battle to get one of his Captain Jean-Luc Picard uniforms. Sir Patrick talks about his new movie Green Room, how scared he was reading the script and his work with the charities Refuge and Combat Stress.
Apr 15, 2016
Gary Oldman
01:13:06
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 about the interesting experience playing Harvey Lee Oswald in JFK, how sobriety has affected his career and his friendship with the late David Bowie.
Apr 12, 2016
Sam Rockwell
01:18:13
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 acting, they explain to the listeners how to use a Thomas Guide and how Sam prepared for his roles in Moon. Sam also talks about acting out Hamlet in public and his new movie Mr. Right!
Apr 05, 2016
Sharlto Copley
01:09:56
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 the stunts in the movie and improvising his role in District 9! And Sharlto talks about the moment he found out he was a nerd!
Mar 29, 2016
Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams and Biz Stone
01:03:42
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 and how it has helped mold Chris' career!
Mar 26, 2016
Reggie Watts
00:57:35
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 got into the LA comedy scene and how they feel about marketing in today’s society. Check out Reggie’s new film Creative Control!
Mar 23, 2016
Melissa Rauch
01:04:03
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 Citizens Brigade, her audition for The Big Bang Theory and her upcoming film The Bronze, that she wrote with her husband and stars in!
Mar 18, 2016
Iggy Pop and Josh Homme
01:23:06
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, Josh's life as a dad and the legendary story of Iggy rolling in glass on stage. Check out their album Post Pop Depression and see them on tour!
Mar 15, 2016
J.J. Abrams and Dan Trachtenberg
01:35:03
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 watching shaky movies. J.J. then tells a story about getting dictation tapes of Rod Serling from The Twilight Zone, how J.J. has become a filmmaking icon and what it was like for Dan to direct his first feature. Chris also has an interesting movie pitch for J.J.!
Mar 11, 2016
Sally Field and Michael Showalter
01:10:18
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 developed the character. They also talked about Sally’s upbringing in a show business family, Michael talks about how it was making sketches for The State and their thoughts on comedic roles. They also joke about what kind of cop Michael would make!
Mar 08, 2016
Angela Bassett
01:09:45
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 childhood dreams and being accepted to Yale, and Chris realizes she is a very adaptable person. She then learns what a nerd Matt is, and they talk about London Has Fallen! If you want to see Angela in a new Star Trek tweet #BassettTrekYes.
Mar 01, 2016
Italian Belly Laugh
00:58:42
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 they come up with an interesting idea on how to sell the podcast!
Feb 24, 2016
Craig Ferguson Returns
01:15:43
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. They also talk about how difficult it can be to grow a full beard, Chris getting married and how Craig thinks Chris's mom is attractive!
Feb 16, 2016
Puttin' On The Ritz
01:04:19
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 new platform that his show Hidden America will be on. They also talk about obscure SNL sketches and Jonah’s cover band Snake Plissken and the I Thought You Were Deads, Chris talks about filming his new comedy special in San Francisco, and they come up with a slogan for Pop Chips. Plus, they have an interesting theory about Baby’s Day Out 2!
Feb 10, 2016
Josh Brolin
01:26:46
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 face while filming Everest. They also talk about TV shows that should have just been movies, which Batman is their favorite, the Coen Brothers' unique directing style, and how fun it was to film Hail, Caesar! He also tells the story of how his parents met on the set of the original Batman TV show!
Feb 05, 2016
Noel Fielding
01:11:47
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 art school had on his comedy, creating visual aspects of his stand up and Chris says that Noel would make an excellent Doctor Who!
Feb 02, 2016
David Duchovny
01:17:21
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 his PhD, his show Aquarius, of course, the new season The X-Files!
Jan 26, 2016
Will Sasso
01:14:53
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 Podcast and they sing songs about small dicks!
Jan 20, 2016
Samantha Bee
01:10:54
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 old TV shows, how she met her husband and balancing her family and professional life!  
Jan 12, 2016
Jason Alexander
01:24:30
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 favorite role he has done is!
Jan 06, 2016
2015 Wrap-Up Hostful Fun Time
01:03:44
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!
Dec 30, 2015
Joe Kenda
01:58:43
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!
Dec 28, 2015
Steve Aoki
01:10:05
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!
Dec 27, 2015
Tim Roth
01:35:18
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 importance of being able to turn off his characters at the end of the day and how he almost played Professor Snape!
Dec 23, 2015
Domhnall Gleeson
01:18:10
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 working on The Revenant for seven months, fun places to go in Ireland, and what he is working on next!
Dec 22, 2015
Quentin Tarantino
01:19:58
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 his process while directing and writing, things that almost made it into his movies and what to expect with The Hateful Eight!
Dec 18, 2015
Alex Winter Returns
01:01:56
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 about coming up with his idea for his documentary Deep Web, researching the Silk Road, what he learned about the online drug trade, and how he portrayed it!
Dec 18, 2015
Kathleen Kennedy
00:50:20
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 talks about getting her job at Lucasfilm and how much fun they had making Star Wars: The Force Awakens! 
Dec 16, 2015
Bill Burr Returns
01:11:46
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 with genetically modified salmon, learning to fly a helicopter and his new show F is for Family on Netflix December 18th!
Dec 15, 2015
Silversun Pickups
01:15:24
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!
Dec 12, 2015
David Spade
01:17:48
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, and his memoir Almost Interesting!
Dec 10, 2015
Fred Savage
01:12:27
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 The Princess Bride if it was remade and what shows he watches with his kids!
Dec 07, 2015
Allison Tolman
01:06:12
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 and what Chris and Matt think Krampus is about!
Dec 05, 2015
Kelly Carlin
01:20:18
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 complicated relationship kids have with their parents, Kelly's podcast and Sirius XM show and how she is keeping her father's legacy alive!
Dec 02, 2015
Michael Shannon
01:14:56
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 the movies Michael has been in lately!  
Nov 30, 2015
Daniel Radcliffe
00:51:56
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, choosing what projects he wants to do and his new film Victor Frankenstein!
Nov 26, 2015
Jon Ronson
01:32:19
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 You’ve Been Publicy Shamed!
Nov 24, 2015
Evan Peters
01:01:25
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 Quicksilver in X-Men and how he loves to live life as minimally as possible!
Nov 20, 2015
Daniel Craig
01:02:15
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 put his own spin on Bond, Matt's podcast James Bonding and what he sees himself doing in the future!
Nov 18, 2015
Justin Theroux
01:11:20
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 while writing, playing Call of Duty and the newest season of The Leftovers!
Nov 16, 2015
Stephen Moyer
01:15:25
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 theater, being a father of twins and The Bastard Executioner on FX!
Nov 13, 2015
Punch Brothers
01:12:50
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, working with Steve Martin and they play a few songs!
Nov 13, 2015
Emily V. Gordon
01:23:09
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 their own mental challenges and her new book Super You: Release Your Inner Super Hero!
Nov 11, 2015
Nick Hornby
01:28:52
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 for Arsenal and writing his new movie, Brooklyn!
Nov 07, 2015
Neko Case Returns
01:41:01
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 HD, what they think celebrities would taste like and her new box set, Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule, coming out soon!
Nov 04, 2015
Emily Kinney
01:18:22
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 album This Is War and plays a few songs for the podcast!  
Nov 03, 2015
Bruce Campbell
01:16:09
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 vs Evil Dead and take some questions from Twitter!
Oct 31, 2015
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer
01:13:34
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 they formed Imagine Entertainment, choosing movies and shows they want to produce, and playing the game of show business!
Oct 29, 2015
Dirk Ahlborn and Bibop Gresta
00:53:23
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 their timeline looks like!
Oct 27, 2015
David Goyer
01:11:47
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, Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel and the final season of DaVinci’s Demons!
Oct 24, 2015
Kirsten Dunst
01:00:14
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 has and what to expect from season 2 of Fargo!
Oct 21, 2015
Jonathan Kite
01:20:00
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 what is coming up in the new season of 2 Broke Girls!
Oct 19, 2015
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
01:21:03
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 Saved by the Bell, what his episode of Law and Order: SVU was about and his new show, Truth Be Told!
Oct 16, 2015
Colin Hanks Returns
01:07:21
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 all the information and stories for the documentary. He also talks about starting his career in the shadow of his father, why he chose to be an actor and what life is like as a dad!  
Oct 14, 2015
Brett Gelman
01:18:01
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 giving back to society and Brett's character on FX's Married!
Oct 12, 2015
Jack Black
01:04:10
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 Goosebumps!
Oct 10, 2015
Two Weeks
01:05:45
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!
Oct 08, 2015
Adam F. Goldberg
01:35:30
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 and don't hold up, Matt and Adam bond over loving the WWF as kids and what is coming up on season 3 of The Goldbergs!  
Oct 05, 2015
Paul Bettany
00:58:30
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 talks about how Americans think British people are much smarter, how he got the role in Avengers, and his upcoming movie, Shelter!
Oct 03, 2015
Matt Braunger Returns
01:11:42
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. They also talk about Matt's newest special Big Dumb Animal and writing jokes inspired by break ups!
Sep 30, 2015
Brian Grazer
00:49:37
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 is to stay grateful!
Sep 28, 2015
Andy Daly Returns
01:05:46
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 preview of some of his characters and they talk about the second season of his show Review!
Sep 26, 2015
Morena Baccarin
01:04:10
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 culture and the upcoming season of Gotham!
Sep 24, 2015
Rob Lowe
01:09:23
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 nominated for an Emmy, and his new show The Grinder!
Sep 23, 2015
Felicia Day Returns
01:11:43
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 Sundry, and her book You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)!
Sep 21, 2015
Brian Regan
01:19:51
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 talks about his upcoming live Comedy Central special on September 26th at 9pm!
Sep 18, 2015
Andrea Savage
01:26:23
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 since they last saw her, and her newest movie Sleeping With Other People!
Sep 16, 2015
Shirley Manson
01:23:29
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 with success, and Garbage’s upcoming tour and new album!
Sep 14, 2015
Tobey Maguire and Ed Zwick
00:52:10
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 stigma of mental illness, being dads in show business and Tobey talks about playing Peter Parker in Spider-Man!
Sep 12, 2015
Dave Yarovesky
01:02:59
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 Hive (distributed by Nerdist!) on September 14th!
Sep 10, 2015
Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer
01:39:58
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. They also talk about their love of ghost hunter shows and their comedy special on a bus, Crash Test!
Sep 09, 2015
Jon Taffer
01:01:15
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, and his book Raise The Bar!
Sep 08, 2015
Violent Femmes
01:15:45
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, and they play a couple of songs!
Sep 04, 2015
Elijah Wood
01:47:29
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 favorite horror movies, and his new film Cooties!
Sep 02, 2015
Sir Patrick Stewart Returns
01:22:24
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 friendship with Sir Ian McKellen and how he became comfortable with being bald!
Aug 31, 2015
Oscar Isaac
00:58:41
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-Machina and his new HBO series Show Me A Hero!
Aug 28, 2015
Christian Slater and Rami Malek
01:13:50
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 Christian’s step- sister once and what they do outside of acting!
Aug 26, 2015
Owen Wilson
00:55:29
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 movie No Escape!
Aug 24, 2015
Connie Britton Returns
01:28:41
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 time they went to Vegas together, their mutual love for Dolly Parton and her new movie American Ultra!
Aug 21, 2015
Bobcat Goldthwait Returns
01:14:28
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 documentary Call Me Lucky. He also talks about tricks he used to play on people while directing Jimmy Kimmel Live and tells stories from his early days of stand up!
Aug 21, 2015
Reservations
01:01:15
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 improv, Chris convinces Matt to have a bachelor party and their take on current events!
Aug 20, 2015
Robert Rodriguez
01:11:37
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 would give to aspiring filmmakers, and El Rey Network!
Aug 17, 2015
Jen Kirkman
01:37:40
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 being too easily offended these days!
Aug 14, 2015
Hannah Hart
01:25:48
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, and they discuss where she should go on vacation!
Aug 12, 2015
Bryan Cranston Returns
01:18:27
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 talks about the importance of trying new things outside your comfort zone, his Amazon pilot Sneaky Pete, and what else he has coming up!
Aug 10, 2015
Kevin Bacon Returns
01:17:46
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 Bacon Brothers, his unique acting methods and his new movie Cop Car!
Aug 07, 2015
Ed Helms #3
01:13:18
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 banjo, listening to his own voice on Waze and playing Rusty Griswald in the new Vacation!
Aug 05, 2015
Diablo Cody
01:13:40
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 successful and her new movie Ricki and the Flash!
Aug 03, 2015
David Wain
01:10:51
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 and be bored sometimes, making Wet Hot American Summer with Netflix and Another Period and Children’s Hospital!
Jul 31, 2015
Wil Wheaton Returns Again
01:38:35
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 confessions of popular movies and TV shows they have never seen!
Jul 30, 2015
Live at SDCC with Maisie Williams, Tom Hiddleston and Guillermo Del Toro
01:31:55
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 Hiddleston (Thor, The Avengers) and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrith, Hellboy) joke around with the guys and talk about Crimson Peak before the guys take some quemments!
Jul 27, 2015
Lea Thompson
01:16:38
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 Howard the Duck, her current show Switched at Birth and working on projects with her daughters!
Jul 24, 2015
Lemme Finnish
00:46:19
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!
Jul 22, 2015
Sir Ian McKellen
01:03:54
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 honest about his sexuality, being comfortable with himself and what advice he would give to other people!
Jul 20, 2015
Paul Rudd
00:55:45
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 Ant-Man!
Jul 18, 2015
Chad Coleman
01:15:35
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 Wire yet and Chad's upcoming projects The Expanse and Treadwater!
Jul 15, 2015
Leo Laporte
01:03:19
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!
Jul 14, 2015
Live from SDCC with Sir Ben Kingsley and Peter Capaldi
01:33:07
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. Then Peter Capaldi joins them to talk about being in a teenage band with Craig Ferguson, getting the role of Doctor Who and how his first Comic Con is going!
Jul 13, 2015
Andy Samberg Returns
01:04:44
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 while hosting the Emmys, they talk about his character in HBO's 7 Days in Hell, and he teases The Lonely Island movie!
Jul 08, 2015
Scott Weinger
01:21:32
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 going from actor to writer and they discuss in detail how the Genie’s rules really work!
Jul 07, 2015
Cameron Esposito
01:22:43
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 her album Same Sex Symbol!
Jul 04, 2015
Brad Meltzer Returns
01:22:10
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 girls find good role models, his new novel The President’s Shadow and how important is for authors to write from the heart!
Jul 01, 2015
Stand Up Cluster 2015
02:06:20
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!
Jun 30, 2015
Joe Manganiello Returns
00:43:30
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 Wee Herman movie and Magic Mike XXL!
Jun 29, 2015
Ben Folds #3
01:25:14
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 fear and creativity complement each other!
Jun 27, 2015
Overruled! (I'll Allow It)
01:03:07
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 is a dirty liar!
Jun 24, 2015
Janet Montgomery
01:22:05
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 out her American accent for a bit!
Jun 22, 2015
Lauren Lapkus
01:06:37
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 improv helps with all aspects of life, why you shouldn't make fun of someone's laugh and her podcast With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus!
Jun 19, 2015
Super Relatable
00:47:28
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!
Jun 17, 2015
Chris Pratt and Colin Trevorrow
00:55:13
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 weight and how social media changes the way actors are perceived. Trevor also talks about what made him want to make Jurassic World and how they developed Chris’ character in the movie!
Jun 15, 2015
Jim Norton Returns
01:11:08
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 Jim’s new special!
Jun 13, 2015
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Returns
01:03:50
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 researching for the Edward Snowden movie he just filmed and how HitRecord and Pivot came to be!
Jun 10, 2015
Shane West
01:10:21
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 music and joining the band The Germs!
Jun 08, 2015
Allison Janney
01:02:53
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 jokes, talk about the differences between the many characters she's played and she talks about her role in Spy!
Jun 05, 2015
John Cusack
01:27:07
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 teenage actor, living a nomad life and the numerous characters he has played!
Jun 03, 2015
Mike Judge
01:32:01
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 about where Cornholio came from, coming up with the story for Office Space, and casting everyone in Silicon Valley!
Jun 01, 2015
Alicia Witt Returns
01:15:08
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 about her new album Revisionary History!
May 29, 2015
The Out-of-Towners
01:02:17
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!
May 28, 2015
Stephen Tobolowsky
01:32:49
Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day, Deadwood, The Tobolowsky Files, and so much more) talks about how being injured and sick taught him to be a more productive person, how enjoying your life will make you more successful, and about his podcast The Tobolowsky Files. He also talks about his strange psychic abilities, writing his book, and his role on Big Time in Hollywood, FL!
May 27, 2015
Richard Lewis
01:34:22
Richard Lewis (comedian, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Leaving Las Vegas) talks with Chris about the changes in his comedy over the years, how he think his upbringing has inspired his jokes and coming up with jokes in his dreams. They also talk about the big comedy boom in the 80’s, how people watched Richard growing up and his new book Reflections From Hell!
May 22, 2015
Dexter Holland
01:04:56
Dexter Holland (The Offspring) talks with Chris about how he went from scientist to rock star, where the line "Keep'em Separated" came from and having his pilot's license. He also talks about what inspired him to lead such an eclectic life, The Offspring's new single Coming For You and his hot sauce Gringo Bandito!
May 20, 2015
Timothy Simons
01:07:21
Timothy Simons (Veep, The Interview) chats with Chris about getting the role of Jonah on Veep, being broke when he was younger and living in Chicago and the new season of Veep. They also get deep about their thoughts on “selling out” and how fame affects people!
May 18, 2015
Kumail Nanjiani Returns
01:01:26
Friend and fellow Nerdist podcaster Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Indoor Kids) is back on the podcast! They all start off by making fun of each other, Chris learns a fact about potatoes and they try to figure out what Chris' shirt means. They also talk about the newest season of Silicon Valley and what’s coming up for it!
May 15, 2015
Ingrid Michaelson
01:35:29
Ingrid Michaelson (musician) chats with Chris about their love of Thundercats, the best way to fake sick and they wonder what the average number of pubic hairs a person has. Ingrid also sings a few songs, including one about balls and she talks about her newest album Lights Out!
May 13, 2015
Jon Cryer
00:59:58
Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink, Two and a Half Men) chats with Chris about an interesting habit his daughter has picked up, he tells stories about his time on set in the 80’s and how he was considered part of “The Brat Pack”. He also talks about what happened with Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men, and his new book So That Happened: A Memoir!
May 11, 2015
Greg Proops #4
01:27:36
Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Smartest Man in the World podcast, comedian) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris about people not understanding intelligent jokes, the different craft of writing jokes and how podcasting has allowed Greg to showcase his own comedy style. They also talk about their friendships with Joan Rivers and Greg’s new book The Smartest Book in the World!
May 09, 2015
Matthew Weiner Returns
01:43:55
Matthew Weiner (Mad Men creator, The Sopranos writer) returns to the podcast to talk about the overwhelming response he has gotten from Mad Men fans, the amount of great shows on TV right now and how people can so differently interpret storylines. He also talks what he leaned from writing on The Sopranos that he brought to Mad Men and the last season of the show!
May 06, 2015
Kevin Pollak Returns
01:03:43
Kevin Pollak (Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, comedian) returns to the Nerdist to talk about his new documentary Misery Loves Comedy and if misery really is a crucial element to comedy. They also talk about what drives someone to be an artist, and why Matt is such a grumpy guy!
May 04, 2015
Robin Lord Taylor
01:12:50
Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham, The Walking Dead) talks with Chris about growing up in a small town as a theater nerd, his role on The Walking Dead and getting the part of Oswald on Gotham. He also talks about being openly gay and weird TV shows they watched as kids!
May 01, 2015
Dave Holmes
01:27:42
Dave Holmes (MTV, Reno 911, DVD on TV) and Chris reminisce about their days on MTV, how he went from working in advertising to being on TV and being openly gay from the start of his career. They also talk about sexual identity in today’s world, his live show at the NerdMelt showroom The Friday Forty and his new TV show American Canvas!
Apr 30, 2015
Eddie Pepitone Returns
01:13:53
Eddie Pepitone (comedian, The Bitter Buddah) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris and Jonah about strange dreams and dream interpretation theory, Eddie talks about being in therapy for years and how important it is to maintain what you've built and not just build new things. They also talk about life on the road and Eddie's new album In Ruins!
Apr 29, 2015
Will Forte Returns
01:05:31
The hilarious Will Forte (SNL, MacGruber, The Last Man on Earth) is back for more! They talk about why bees are dying off, what it must be like to be the president, and what jobs scare them the most. They also talk about his show The Last Man on Earth and the upcoming second season!
Apr 27, 2015
Thomas Middleditch
01:08:54
Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley, comedian) talks to Chris and Matt about playing games on his new Twitch channel, what video games they are currently into and they create a character called Gill Gates. They also talk about Thomas being Canadian and the new season of Silicon Valley!
Apr 24, 2015
Eliza Coupe
01:35:58
Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings, Benched, Scrubs) talks with Chris about growing up in New Hampshire, getting into hockey fights and writing in a journal every day of her life. They also attempt to talk in different accents, talk about lots and lots of gross stuff and her new movie The Last Time You Had Fun!
Apr 22, 2015
Jonah Keri Returns
01:20:59
Jonah Keri (Grantland writer/podcaster, author) returns to the podcast to describe the mega fantasy league he just joined, his time working in stocks, and life in Denver right now. Chris also talks about the heyday of bowling and Jonah talks about the paperback release of his book Up, Up and Away. And they have a heated debate about the best burger in LA!
Apr 20, 2015
The Goodest
01:13:39
The guys got together for a hostful! Chris talks about his recent vacation to Utah, Matt talks about his wedding planning, and Jonah does an impression of President Obama. They also talk about the new Fast and Furious movie, Jonah’s excitement for Entourage, and debate what to call the episode!
Apr 17, 2015
Sarah Colonna
01:13:02
Sarah Colonna (author, comedian, Chelsea Lately) talks to Chris and Matt about doing recon on Bar Rescue, Sarah’s time as a secret shopper and what kind of reality TV show they would want to host. They also talk about her new book Has Anyone Seen My Pants? and play a game on the internet!
Apr 15, 2015
Undateable
01:15:02
Brent Morin, Ron Funches, Rick Glassman and David Fynn from Undateable chat with Chris about different stand up tours they have been on, Rick’s ability to make acronyms on the fly and Brent and David explain what Passover is in song form. They also do their impressions of British accents and talk about the new season of Undateable!
Apr 13, 2015
Adam Carolla #5
01:03:17
Adam Carolla returns to the Nerdist for a 5th time! He and Chris talk about the difference between good and bad interviewers, being happy for more successful friends and coming up with the idea for his movie Road Hard. He also talks about how he did all the crowd funding for Road Hard!
Apr 11, 2015
Billy Crystal and Josh Gad
01:00:26
Billy Crystal and Josh Gad chat with Chris and Jonah about how the idea of The Comedians came to be, the time Josh Gad was asked to sing for Billy and all their varying comedic influences. Billy then talks about the loss of Robin Williams, what helped get back to work after and they tell some stories from working with Mel Brooks!
Apr 08, 2015
Tom Lennon Returns
01:17:07
Tom Lennon returns to the Nerdist for a third (check that!) time to talk about the time he went to a party and pretended to be Regis Philbin, how his son is the same age as the podcast, and how they came up with the idea of Reno 911. He also talks about his new show The Odd Couple, Thursdays at 8:30pm on CBS!
Apr 07, 2015
Kristen Schaal
01:24:28
Kristen Schaal and Chris chat about doing bits while on talk show, her accident when she lost her front teeth and the time she learned Canadians don’t want a taint is. They also talk about her hilarious new show Last Man on Earth!
Apr 04, 2015
Grace Helbig
01:17:35
Grace Helbig chats with Chris and Matt about going to YouTube conventions, how YouTube is career choice to kids now and they all trade stories about jobs they had when they were younger. Grace also talks her new TV show The Grace Helbig Show on E!
Apr 01, 2015
Ben Gibbard
01:12:31
Ben Gibbard talks with Chris and Jonah about breaking his wrist, why people love when musicians cover songs, and how The Postal Service came to be. They also talked about Death Cab for Cutie’s new album Kintsugi, their upcoming tour and Ben plays a song live!
Mar 30, 2015
Kal Penn
01:28:38
Kal Penn talks with Chris about how he started working in politics, the current state of politics and the influence the youth has on government. He also talks about still being recognized from Harold and Kumar, being typecast and his new shows Battle Creek on CBS and The Big Picture with Kal Penn on Nat Geo!
Mar 27, 2015
The Amazing Randi
01:07:20
The Amazing Randi talks to Chris and Jonah about how he came up with his tricks back in the day, how he figured out and performed them and Johnny Carson smoking throughout every show. They also talk about the making of his documentary An Honest Liar!
Mar 25, 2015
Joe Lynch
01:26:34
Director Joe Lynch chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about his first job editing porn, filming in Serbia, and their time together at G4. They also talk about what really happened with Knights of Badassdom and his movie Everly!
Mar 24, 2015
Button Pushers
01:07:48
Some hostful fun to start off your weekend! The guys talk about The Jinx and Robert Durst, Chris’ recent trip to St. Louis and Jonah’s parents trip to LA. They also talk about an abandoned Disney water park, what pushes their buttons the worst and Matt makes an announcement!
Mar 20, 2015
Workaholics
01:10:48
The Workaholics, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck, talk with Chris about working so much it ages you, what a Workaholics porn would be like and what comedy they used to be into when they were kids. And they talk about the newest season, on Comedy Central Wednesdays at 10pm!
Mar 18, 2015
Brian Michael Bendis
01:15:17
Brian Michael Bendis chats with Chris and Matt about living in freezing Cleveland, starting his career in comic books and teaching comic book writing. They also talk about the rise of comic book fandom and the new Playstation original series Powers and his book Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels!
Mar 16, 2015
Josh McDermitt
01:22:33
Josh McDermitt talks to Chris and Matt about what they think Chewbacca smells like, Josh tells the story of one of his most embarrassing times onstage and Matt and Chris pitch some Walking Dead ideas. They also talk about what would happen if they went back in time and Josh talks about his days on the radio!
Mar 13, 2015
Kurt Braunohler Returns
01:05:43
The hilarious Kurt Braunohler returns to chat with Chris, Matt, and Jonah about peeing in his wetsuit, being a comic in Vegas, and why they think Jonah burps so much.  They also talk about Kurt's jet skiing trip, making the webseries Roustabout, and his podcast The K Ohle, right here on Nerdist!
Mar 11, 2015
Jack Antonoff
01:19:48
The very talented Jack Antonoff chats with Chris and Jonah! They have a deep conversation about death, prioritizing what is actually important in life and how they cope with the anxiety of their careers. They also talk about the new Bleachers album and how Jack writes the songs and chooses where they go within an album!
Mar 09, 2015
Michael McKean
01:17:23
The legendary Michael McKean talks with Chris and Matt about his talent in musical comedy, his time opening as a comedy act before rock concerts and how he and David Lander got the part on Laverne and Shirley. He also talks about the importance of not being typecast and his part on Better Call Saul!
Mar 06, 2015
Short Pants
01:04:15
Some hostful goodness for the middle of your week! Chris talks about something very strange that happened to him the other day, Jonah talks about his endless love for Dan Aykroyd and the SNL 40th Anniversary show. They also talk about the passing of Harris Wittels and their memories of him.
Mar 04, 2015
Ted Melfi
01:16:15
Director/writer Ted Melfi chats with Chris, Matt, and Jonah about directing his movie St. Vincent, getting Bill Murray to be in the movie, and putting all his energy into making sure the kid in the movie was playing the right role. They also talk about TV and film changes today and remaking movies that were bad when they first came out!
Mar 02, 2015
Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton
01:20:05
Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia chat with Chris and Jonah about how they balance making a TV show and having kids, how their senses of humor complement each other, and creating a TV show based on characters and not premise. They also talk about getting Danny DeVito on the show, the many other projects they are working on, and the new season of Always Sunny!
Feb 28, 2015
Live at SF Sketchfest 2015
01:36:17
It's some LIVE hostful goodness! Chris, Matt and Jonah do a hostful live at SF Sketchfest and talk about Jonah's recent trip to New Orleans, the time Matt thought he was having a heart attack and they talk about how far they have come since they started the podcast. Then they take Quemments from the audience!
Feb 25, 2015
Brian Cox and Eric Idle
01:18:40
Physicist Brian Cox chats with Chris and Matt about what made him want to get into science, his views on extraterrestrial life in our galaxy and his upcoming tour the Infinite Monkey Cage Live. Eric Idle also sits in and talks about how they met, his views on science and they all discuss different theories for what the universe is!
Feb 23, 2015
Sleater-Kinney
01:02:08
Sleater-Kinney talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about where to live in Portland, the time Jonah embarrassed himself in front of Janet and getting the band back together. They also talk about their new album No Cities to Love and their current tour!
Feb 22, 2015
Simon Helberg
01:30:48
Simon Helberg chats with Chris and Jonah about getting the role on Big Bang Theory, working so hard he lost 15 pounds and differentiating himself from his character on TV. He also talks about making his new movie We’ll Never Have Paris based on a true story of him and his wife!
Feb 18, 2015
Scott Aukerman Returns
01:15:23
Scott Aukerman returns to the Nerdist to talk about turning his podcast Comedy Bang Bang into a TV show, how he came up with the idea, and writing jokes for the President on Between Two Ferns. He also teases the new season of Comedy Bang Bang and the Mr. Show reunion!
Feb 16, 2015
Ari Shaffir
01:18:19
Comedian Ari Shaffir chats with Chris and Matt about their early days of comedy in Los Angeles, all the crazy stuff he has seen being a regular at The Comedy Store, and why he is no longer religious. He also talks about his newest special Paid Regular and his new TV show This Is Not Happening!
Feb 14, 2015
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
01:02:45
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi chat with Chris and Matt about doing comedy back in New Zealand, and Jemaine talks a bit about Flight of the Conchords and working too much. They also talk about the making of their new movie What We Do in the Shadows!
Feb 11, 2015
Jeff Bridges #3
01:03:41
Jeff Bridges just can't get enough of the Nerdist! He returns for a third time to talk about the books he created from pictures on set, the pictures he took for Seventh Son and how he makes long interview days fun. He also talks about his new sleeping tapes and his role in Seventh Son. And everyone has a relaxing meditation break!
Feb 10, 2015
David Cross
01:02:41
David Cross returns to the podcast and talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about the new Virgin Airlines safety video, accidentally getting booked to do stand up at a religious school and bringing back Mr. Show. He also talks about his new film and directional debut HITS!
Feb 06, 2015
Pauly Shore
01:17:44
Pauly Shore talks to Chris and Matt about growing up among legendary comedians in The Comedy Store, Chris and Pauly remember their early days at MTV and his movies such as Biodome, Encino Man and more. They also talk about Pauly’s documentary Pauly Shore Stands Alone and his podcast Pauly Shore's Interested!
Feb 04, 2015
Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson
00:58:35
Paul Williams is back for a three-peat, along with friend Tracey Jackson! Paul and Tracey talk about how they met in the early '80s and about their new book Gratitude and Trust. They also talk about getting sober, realizing what is important in life, and how to be the best person you can possibly be!
Feb 02, 2015
5th Anniversary Show!
01:34:22
It's the 5th anniversary of The Nerdist! Chris, Jonah and Matt do a live podcast at NerdMelt Showroom to celebrate. Chris' mom, Kyle and Katie join in for a bit too!
Jan 30, 2015
Cold War Kids
01:30:56
Nathan Willett and Matt Maust of Cold War Kids talk to Chris and Jonah about being on tour, what they do in the endless hours on the road and how they became a band. They also play a couple songs off their newest album Hold My Home!
Jan 28, 2015
Nick Kroll #4
01:12:11
Nick Kroll returns for the fourth time! He and Matt talk about how they get confused for each other a lot, filming the last season of his TV show The Kroll Show and their views on the OJ Simpson trial. Nick also remembers living in The Oakwood apartments one pilot season, Matt talks about his weight loss and why Chris doesn’t need to sleep!
Jan 26, 2015
Jason Lee and Sam Trammell
01:14:31
Jason Lee and Sam Trammell chat with Chris about life with kids, growing up skating and surfing and the many injuries they have sustained and how they broke into acting. They also talk about their Amazon pilot Cocked!
Jan 24, 2015
Bill Gates
02:02:44
Personal computing icon turned philanthropist Bill Gates has finally made it to the Nerdist! Chris, Matt, and Jonah caught up with Bill in Seattle to talk about how the digital revolution is turning your phone into a debit card, Bill’s earliest memories of the computer revolution, and how difficult it is to get a whole world behind eradicating disease. They also discuss the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and this year's annual Gates Foundation Letter! And as a special add-on to the podcast this week, Chris and crew spoke with Jay Wenger – director of the Gates Foundation’s polio eradication efforts and former CDC epidemiologist – and Julie Sunderland, director of program-related investments at the foundation. They talk about why improving global health is much more complicated than just throwing money at a problem, and if the former epidemiologist is afraid of zombies.
Jan 22, 2015
Rainn Wilson Returns
01:05:50
The amazing Rainn Wilson returns to the Nerdist! He chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about kids today watching videos of people play video games, Chipotle burritos and life after The Office. They also talk about their favorite fast food pizza and his new show Backstrom!
Jan 19, 2015
Ethan Hawke
00:54:47
Chris chats with Ethan Hawke about hitting his 30th anniversary of being an actor, filming Boyhood over 12 years and enjoying minutiae of life. Ethan also talks about his new movie Predestination and he remembers filming Dead Poets Society with Robin Williams!
Jan 16, 2015
Simon Amstell
01:10:42
Comedian Simon Amstell talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about how he got his start in comedy, doing jokes about the queen and Chris’ secret dream to be a British comedy. He also talks about finding jokes in therapy and his upcoming US tour!
Jan 14, 2015
Gillian Anderson
01:13:07
Gillian Anderson talks with Chris and Matt about what life was like when she first got The X-Files, her show The Fall on Netflix, and her book A Vision of Fire. Chris and Matt also try to convince her to pi!ch an X-Files reboot for 2015!
Jan 12, 2015
Vacation Brain
00:59:12
Some hostful goodness to start off your new year! The guys talk about what movies they have seen recently, how Chris learned how to take a vacation, and what they all did over the holidays. Also Chris started watching some new TV shows and Matt likes to take old people trips!
Jan 09, 2015
Andrea Romano
01:39:23
Voice director and casting director Andrea Romano chats with Chris about her long career as being a casting director and voice director in animation and working on shows such as Batman: The Animated Series, Pinky and The Brain, Animaniacs, The Smurfs, and way more. She also gives her advice for anyone who wants a career in voice acting!
Jan 07, 2015
Wayne Knight
01:31:44
Wayne Knight sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about what actually happened to his character in Jurassic Park, working at a carnival as a kid, working as a PI in New York and how he found his niche in acting! They also talk about how Seinfeld got away with everything in the show and his show The Exes on TV Land!
Jan 05, 2015
Kate Walsh
01:15:13
Kate Walsh chats with Chris about the many TV shows she has been on, growing up in Tucson, and seeing bats jerking off once.They also sing a duet together at the end!
Jan 02, 2015
Ho-Ho-Hostful
01:07:48
It’s the last hostful of 2014! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about their goals for next year, exchange holiday gifts, and marvel at the fact that the podcast is reaching its five year anniversary!
Dec 31, 2014
Sam Raimi
01:24:58
Filmmaker Sam Raimi talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about his love for gardening, Sam tells stories of the weird things that happened while filming The Evil Dead and the numerous TV shows he produces. He also talks about the new movie on VOD now, Murder of a Cat, produced by Sam and directed by his wife, Gillian Greene!
Dec 29, 2014
Joe Perry
01:19:34
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry chats with Chris about where they thought Aerosmith was going in the early days of the band, his views on Roswell and aliens and his holiday EP. He also talks about his book ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, in which he tells numerous stories about Aerosmith and more!
Dec 24, 2014
Jack O'Connell
00:57:04
Actor Jack O’Connell talks with Chris about being from the most haunted town in England, what got him into acting and getting the lead role in Unbroken. They also talk about work days versus off days and the podcast experiences some (maybe) supernatural activity
Dec 22, 2014
Paul McCartney
01:24:40
Sir Paul McCartney chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about the first time he came to New York City, people today being too addicted to their phones and he tells stories about with The Beatles, Wings and more. He also talks about the song Hope For The Future, that he created for the video game Destiny!
Dec 19, 2014
Martin Short
01:20:46
Chris and Jonah talk with comedy legend Martin Short about his start in comedy, his time on both Saturday Night Live and SCTV, and what he thinks of the current state of comedy. They also talk about Martin's memoir I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, out now!
Dec 17, 2014
Henry Winkler
01:21:02
Henry Winkler talks to Chris and Jonah about his plan to be an actor when he moved to LA, how he got his first role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and his time playing the Fonz on Happy Days. They also talk about Henry finding out he was dyslexic and the children's books he writes, Hank Zipzer, that are made for kids with dyslexia!
Dec 15, 2014
Lisa Kudrow
01:17:31
The amazing Lisa Kudrow talks to Chris, Jonah, and Matt about the long awaited return on The Comeback, her time at the Groundlings, and the difference of being a TV actor between when she was on Friends and today. They also think of ideas for a Romy and Michelle reunion!
Dec 13, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch
01:05:48
The wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch is on the Nerdist! He sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about traveling back and forth across the Atlantic, the time he was taken captive in Africa and then they get silly and make fart noises. Benedict also talks about his role of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game and the genius and tragedy of his life.
Dec 10, 2014
Wil Wheaton Returns
01:32:02
The amazing Wil Wheaton is back! He, Chris and Matt talk about their recent trip to Disneyland for Chris' birthday, Chris and Wil reminisce about living together in Westwood and get into some nerdy debates!
Dec 09, 2014
Michaela Watkins
01:10:36
Michaela Watkins sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about growing up in Syracuse, NY, her life changing trip to Tibet and Nepal and getting her start at Groundlings. She also talks about her new show Benched on USA and how she came up with the idea and characters!
Dec 06, 2014
Michael Ironside
01:06:15
Michael Ironside chats with Chris about why Canadians are so funny (and don’t know it), why he has played so many serious roles in his career, and his role in the new movie Extraterrestrial. He also talks about his two fights with cancer and what he learned from thinking he was going to die.
Dec 03, 2014
Alex Borstein
01:07:27
Alex Borstein hangs out with Chris to talk about her upbringing at Acme Comedy, failed pilots they have either tried out for or been in and doing the voice of Lois in Family Guy for the last 15 years. They also talk about her critically acclaimed show Getting On on HBO and how excited she is to be a part of it!
Dec 01, 2014
Adam West
00:50:33
Batman himself, Adam West, sits down with Chris to talk about how he got into the entertainment business, his time acting in Spaghetti Westerns and what led him to being cast as Batman! He also talks about his upbringing on a wheat farm in rural Washington and the release of Batman, the complete series!
Nov 28, 2014
Joe Lo Truglio
01:02:07
The hilarious Joe Lo Truglio is on the podcast! He and Chris talk about Joe's days with The State, how everyone from The State is secretly stalking Chris and the difficulties of making sketch comedy. They also talk about awful auditions they have had and Joe's new series Beef with Michael Ian Black and Christopher Meloni!  
Nov 26, 2014
Rachel Melvin
01:10:01
Actor Rachel Melvin hangs out with Chris to talk about watching movies through the other characters’ points of view, growing up athletic but choosing to work in the arts and how most guys secretly like Sex and the City. She also talks about getting her role in Dumb and Dumber To and how fun it was to film the movie!
Nov 25, 2014
John Cleese
01:08:02
The legendary John Cleese sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about his new autobiography So, Anyway..., how he thinks his upbringing shaped him into the man he is today and what he has learned from his extensive and eclectic career!
Nov 24, 2014
Adam Savage Returns
01:07:00
The awesome Adam Savage returns to the Nerdist! He and Chris talk about the Mythbusters: Behind the Myth Tour, Adam’s start at stand up comedy, and the changes in the most recent season of Mythbusters. They also make lots of dirty jokes. Lots of them.
Nov 21, 2014
Joe Rogan
01:23:59
Joe Rogan is finally on the podcast! He, Chris and Matt start out the conversation talking about how they have been podcasting for five years, the risk of robots taking over the world and working on Newsradio with Phil Hartman. Joe also talks about how he became a commentator for UFC and his new special Rocky Mountain High, on Comedy Central Friday 11/21 at midnight!
Nov 20, 2014
Rob Riggle Returns
01:08:09
The hilarious Rob Riggle returns to the Nerdist to talk with Chris and Jonah about doing sketches for the NFL pre-game show on Fox, his loves of sports and the problem with always playing characters who are jerks. They also talk about Rob's start in improv and the importance of being flexible with your comedy and characters!
Nov 19, 2014
Hilary Swank
01:21:43
Hilary Swank and Chris have a great conversation despite their voices being shot from busy days! She talks about going from The Karate Kid to Boys Don’t Cry, how she molded her career since then and her new film The Homesman. She also talk about what she has learned from the many roles she has played, especially Boys Don’t Cry!
Nov 17, 2014
Gilbert Gottfried
01:09:44
The legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried sits down with Chris to sum up decades of comedy in about 10 minutes, the Roasts they have been a part of and Gilbert does a spot on Joe McCarthy impression. They also talk about Gilbert's podcast where he interviews Hollywood legends and gets to meet so many people who inspired him when he was younger!
Nov 14, 2014
Peter Farrelly Returns
01:11:58
Peter Farrelly returns to the podcast! He, Chris and Matt talk about why Chris wasn’t in Dumb and Dumber To, the time that Peter met Bruce Springsteen and Peter and Matt bond over being Dave Matthews Band fans. He also talks about how it was filming Dumb and Dumber To and how quickly Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels got back in the swing on their characters!
Nov 12, 2014
Chvrches
01:26:26
Lauren Mayberry, singer of Chvrches, takes a detour on their tour to talk to Chris! She talks about being from Scotland, transitioning from playing alt-rock to dance music and meeting musical idols. They also talk about the importance of making music that they like instead of trying to please everyone else and include a live song from their show in LA!
Nov 10, 2014
OK Go Returns
01:15:21
OK Go were one of the first guests on the podcast ever and now they are back! They talk to Chris and Jonah at Swinghouse Studios about their newest video I Won't Let You Down, creative Halloween costume ideas, and bad luck they have run into while filming their intricate music videos. They also play a song off their new album Hungry Ghosts!
Nov 08, 2014
Tom Bergeron
01:03:49
Tom Bergeron and Chris reminisce about the days of Hollywood Squares, Tom talks about his early days in radio, and they bond over their love of old game shows! Tom also talks about hosting Dancing with the Stars and the 25th anniversary and his last season hosting America's Funniest Home Videos!
Nov 05, 2014
The Birthday Boys
01:02:38
Six out of the seven members of the sketch group The Birthday Boys (Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Tim Kalpakis, Mike Mitchell, Michael Hanford and Chris Vanartsdalen) fill up the studio to talk about their IFC TV show, working with Bob Odenkirk, and shitty jobs they've had in the past. They also talk about ordering cakes in the shapes of dicks, how they all met and the worst show they've ever been booked at! 
Nov 03, 2014
Corey Taylor
01:13:47
Corey Taylor (singer of Slipknot) hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about music they listened to as kids, what strange mashups Slipknot should cover and Jonah tells the story of the creepiest thing he ever did. Corey talks about getting sober and healthy, his problem with the Grammy Awards and Slipknot’s new album .5: The Gray Chapter!
Oct 31, 2014
Clive Barker
01:14:39
A different type of episode, Chris sat down with writer, artist, filmmaker Clive Barker twice, a year apart from each other. In the first half, Clive and Chris sit down together only a couple months after Clive contracted Toxic Shock Syndrome from the a routine visit to the dentist, went into a coma and had several strokes. They talked about what happened, his health and the re-release of his Books of Blood short story collection. Chris then returns a year later and Clive is doing much better. Chris, Clive and Mark Miller (Vice President of Seraphim Films) talk about his recovery, his new book featuring a collection of his paintings and finding the lost footage that allowed them to release the director's cut of Nightbreed!
Oct 29, 2014
Bob Odenkirk Returns
01:07:11
The hilarious Bob Odenkirk is back on the podcast! He sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about Mr. Show tanking while on the air, recording his new album Amateur Hour with only a week’s preparation and he reads a couple excerpts from his book A Load of Hooey. He also talks about the Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, how it changed from the writing to filming and how he thinks people will react to it!
Oct 27, 2014
Krysten Ritter
01:15:10
Krysten Ritter and Chris hang out and talk about their mutual love for bowling, her audition process for the role of Jane on Breaking Bad, and a bottle of juice explodes everywhere in the middle of the episode. Krysten also talks about getting her start in the entertainment industry as a model after being discovered at a mall as a teenager!
Oct 24, 2014
Keanu Reeves
00:26:59
Chris sits down with Keanu Reeves in New York City to talk about Keanu's lifelong love of comedy and experimenting with improv and comedy as a teenager, the slow process of making films and the importance of staying passionate about the project and his new film John Wick. Chris tells Keanu about the first time he saw a trailer for The Matrix and how it became such an important part of pop culture!
Oct 22, 2014
Paul Reubens
01:09:19
The legendary Paul Reubens sits down with Chris and Jonah! They talk about the development of Pee-wee, what it is like living with an alter-ego and the release of the newly remastered Pee-wee's Playhouse set. Paul also talks in depth about his moving to Los Angeles where he joined The Groundlings and came up with the character of Pee-wee, met Phil Hartman and how they came up with the idea for Pee-wee's Big Adventure!
Oct 20, 2014
Jason Schwartzman Returns
01:29:19
The talented and hilarious Jason Schwartzman is back on the podcast! He and Chris start out with a deep conversation about feeling "normal" as a kid and how Jason is raising his own daughter, Jason talks about his favorite songs to cover when playing music, and they discuss how they both manage their extremely busy lives!
Oct 17, 2014
Ron Perlman Returns
01:07:37
Ron Perlman had so much fun the first time on the podcast, he had come back for seconds! He and Chris talk about the upcoming movie The Book of Life, everything that is happening in the world that inspired Ron to write a memoir and his goal to never take anything in life for granted. They also come up with the million dollar idea of Shitstagram!
Oct 15, 2014
Hairy Otter
00:58:45
Enjoy some lovely hostful goodness! Chris and Matt had a fun trip to Home Depot together, the guys talk about furniture shopping more than they ever thought they would, Jonah was dressed in a Sasquatch prosthetic, Matt plays a clip from the show Ripley's Believe It Or Not? and Chris asks Matt what how he would react if Dave Matthews Band did a cover of the Frasier theme song!
Oct 13, 2014
Dax Shepard
01:31:07
Dax Shepard is on the podcast! He and Chris discuss each of their experiences getting sober, what is like being dyslexic in school when he was a kid, having a second kid with his wife, Kristen Bell, and his newest movies This Is Where I Leave You and The Judge (both in theaters now!). He also talks about the huge popularity of the "Cha-Ching!" Rally's commercials in the early nineties and then learning a couple years ago that it was Seth Green in those commercials and he got to go to the Super Bowl for it!
Oct 10, 2014
Martin Starr
01:04:33
The hilarious Martin Starr sits down with Chris to talk about acting, creativity and more! He talks about growing up in LA without the intent of being an actor, taking roles he finds interesting, that elaborate dick joke on Silicon Valley, and his new horror film Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead. Also, Chris refuses to believe that the iPhone 6 Plus won't fit in Martin's pocket!
Oct 08, 2014
Spike Feresten
01:10:09
Writer /host Spike Feresten chats with Chris about his first Emmy experience, starting his career as an intern at NBC and tells numerous stories from his time as writer on Seinfeld and Late Show with David Letterman. He also talks about his new show Car Matchmaker on Esquire Network and the art of pairing someone with the perfect car!
Oct 06, 2014
Rose McGowan
01:08:11
The talented Rose McGowan talks to Chris about why she doesn't like super hero movies, why she wanted to stop acting and what she has been doing since and her directorial debut of the short Dawn. She also goes into great detail about her interesting and very non-traditional upbringing. She ran away from home at 13 years old and has lived a fascinating live ever since!
Oct 03, 2014
Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme
01:15:41
Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme (Super Troopers, Beerfest) hang out with Chris to talk about the embarrassing TV shows they secretly love, they discuss their starts in the comedy world, Chris keeps changing his accent and they talk about sealing the deal on Super Troopers 2! They also talk about their podcast Chewin' It where they talk to guests and old friends and do solo episodes talking about the details of filmmaking and how they came up with ideas for their movies!
Oct 01, 2014
Dan Harmon and Neil Berkeley
01:29:03
Dan Harmon and Neil Berkeley are on the podcast! Chris and Dan talk about the never-released first episode of the podcast that Dan did, he talks about the drama that surrounded his show Community and they bond over nerdy movies they watched when they were teens. Dan and Neil talk about their upcoming documentary Harmontown, how it came to be, how the story arc changed while filming and the self-realization that Dan experienced and how he is trying to make himself better!
Sep 29, 2014
Cave Bear
01:01:58
It’s more hostful fun! Matt won’t stop talking about the two Dave Matthews Band concerts he went to over the weekend, Jonah un-ironically loves the Waterworld show at Universal Studios, and they talk about what they all have been up to in the past few weeks!
Sep 26, 2014
Nick Frost
01:07:20
The hilarious Nick Frost is on the podcast! He hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about his fascination with "butter dogs," why he thinks he is so good at bowling, and the perks of being a knight. They also come up with a great TV show idea called What's All This, Then?, Nick talks about the children's book he is currently writing, and he talks about his new movie The Boxtrolls! Plus, Matt's got an iPhone 6 Plus, there's NSFW talk about, well, several different things from the East, Edgar Wright's "foppish" bowling style is noted, there are Fleshlights galore, and the guys imagine the Klan on the moon and Hitler in color.
Sep 24, 2014
David Arquette
01:05:13
Actor, club owner, and puppet enthusiast David Arquette sits down with Chris and Jonah to chat about growing up in LA and the finer points of choosing an LA strip club! They also talk about working in the entertainment business for over 25 years, getting self conscious in auditions, how growing up in an abusive home has molded him into the person he is today, and his show Cleaners on Crackle.com!
Sep 22, 2014
Robert Patrick
01:14:42
Robert Patrick sits down with Chris Hardwick to talk about his 30 plus years in the industry! They bond over both being from the south and the different type of southern accents and talk about his new role in the TV show Scorpion. Robert then talks about how his career started. He moved to LA and lived in his car while trying to pursue acting work. He had dropped out of college and moved to LA with no contacts or plan. He soon began acting in films for Roger Corman, which ultimately lead to an opportunity to audition for Die Hard 2. After an intensive and improv heavy audition process,Patrick was cast to play T-1000 in Terminator 2. This role would go on to define his career!
Sep 19, 2014
Kevin Smith #3
01:18:05
Kevin Smith is back on The Nerdist! They talk about how much they loved the first time Kevin was on the show, where the famous Silent Bob trench coat came from, and how social media has had such an important impact on his career. He also talks about a Craigslist ad he read on his podcast one day. The ad was for a man who was willing to let someone stay in his home for free under the contingent that they wear a Walrus Suit. During the podcast, Kevin and Scott Moiser ended up breaking down the plot for a film based on this ad. Kevin pleaded with his listeners to tweet #walrusyes or #walrusno to him if they thought he should work on a script base don this idea. The idea was wildly popular and the result is his new movie TUSK!
Sep 17, 2014
Ed Helms Returns
01:19:44
Ed Helms finally returns to the Nerdist! Ed reminisces about his days of watching Singled Out, his love of bluegrass music and the upcoming The Bluegrass Situation at The Ace Hotel in LA October 10th and 11th. They also talk about Ed's recent camping and rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. Ed is about to leave to star in the new “Vacation” movie in which he will play Clark Griswald's son Rusty who is grown up and taking his own kids on vacation. Ed is very excited to play a character in the Griswald family saga!
Sep 15, 2014
Mira Sorvino
01:18:28
Mira Sorvino is on The Nerdist podcast! She and Chris talk about being a true nerd in high school, coming up with the character of Romy in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, her time living in China and her new show Intruders on BBC America.
Sep 12, 2014
Michael Sheen
01:36:57
Michael Sheen (and surprise guest Sarah Silverman!) sit down with Chris to talk about Michael’s great variation of characters, his goal of making Stephen King his best friend, the top three things Sarah hates and the new season of Masters of Sex. Chris also offers his theory on the Kraken, Michael talks about his work on Chris' favorite movie Underworld, and we discover Michael’s father’s unusual occupation!
Sep 10, 2014
Jason Biggs
01:03:28
Jason Biggs hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about how being a father has changed his life, getting in social media fights with his wife, and where he thinks the storyline of his character is going in Orange Is The New Black!
Sep 08, 2014
Kristin Bauer van Straten
01:20:06
Kristin Bauer van Straten hangs out with Chris to talk about the last season of True Blood, fans asking her to bite them at conventions, her love for animals, and what she is working on next!
Sep 05, 2014
Snapsy
00:58:52
The boys are back for a hostful! Jonah has to have a mustache for a week, Chris talks about presenting at the Emmys, they talk about how much Robin Williams meant to them and Chris discusses becoming closer with his brother!
Sep 03, 2014
Dowdle Brothers
00:58:55
John and Drew Dowdle hang out with Chris to talk about what it’s like directing movies as brothers, growing up in Minnesota, how they were able to film in the actual Paris catacombs and more about their new movie As Above, So Below!
Aug 29, 2014
Grant Morrison
00:55:16
Grant Morrison comes on The Nerdist to talk about how Comic Con has changed over the last 20 years, what is was like growing up in Scotland with American comics, his process for writing Batman and Superman and his new book Annihilator!
Aug 27, 2014
Chris D'Elia
00:56:53
Comedian Chris D’Elia chats with Chris about moving to Los Angeles when he was 12 years old, why he thinks comedy has made a comeback, how he copes with being alone on the road and doing his own upcoming tour!
Aug 22, 2014
Adam Buxton
01:30:58
British actor and comedian Adam Buxton sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about cleaning the airplane bathroom on his flight to LA, they tell horror stories of doing shows in venues that aren’t properly prepared, what is was like making a music video with Radiohead and his own love of podcasts!
Aug 20, 2014
Matthew Weiner
01:27:31
Writer Matthew Weiner sits down with Chris to talk about how Mad Men changed the style of men in their 20’s, the culture shock viewers get from watching what life was like in the 1960’s, the difference between writing on The Sopranos and Mad Men and his new film and directorial debut Are You Here!
Aug 18, 2014
Nathan Fielder
00:59:28
Nathan Fielder chats with Chris about getting his start creating videos in Canada, choosing people and businesses for his show Nathan For You, whether anyone is still implementing his ideas for their business and how the idea of Dumb Starbucks came alive!
Aug 15, 2014
Sean Bean
00:48:07
Sean Bean sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about his new show Legends on TNT, how he decided he wanted to be an actor, playing the part of Ned Stark on Game of Thrones and the hashtag #DontKillSeanBean!
Aug 13, 2014
Jeff Bridges Returns
00:51:31
The amazing Jeff Bridges returns to The Nerdist Podcast! He talks about his upcoming role in The Giver, how he met his wife and making tough decisions in life!
Aug 11, 2014
Live at SDCC 2014 with Evangeline Lilly and Michael Rooker
01:23:02
Evangeline Lilly and Michael Rooker join the guys live at The Balboa Theater at SDCC 2014! Evangeline talks about living in Hawaii for LOST and her new children's book, Michael talks about The Walking Dead and they take quemments from the audience!
Aug 08, 2014
Alicia Witt
01:17:26
The talented Alicia Witt chats with Jonah and Chris about vegan dairy options, they talk about all the possible sequels to Mr. Holland’s Opus, how she got into music and her process of songwriting and what it’s like working on Justified!
Aug 06, 2014
Spoon
01:10:32
Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon sit down with Chris at Swinghouse Studios to talk about their newest album, toy record players and they play two songs live in the studio!
Aug 04, 2014
Bert Kreischer
01:15:55
The super funny Bert Kreischer is on the Nerdist! He talks about how Chris inadvertently almost got Bert fired from a job, they share nightmare drinking stories, talk about Bert’s aversion to therapy and his new book Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child!
Aug 01, 2014
Live at SDCC 2014 with CM Punk
01:50:04
CM Punk returns to the Nerdist for a live show at The Balboa Theater during 2014 San Diego Comic Con! CM Punk tells the story about the one and only time he ever ran a marathon, Matt really wants a Starfleet uniform and they take quemments from the audience!
Jul 30, 2014
Todd Glass Returns
01:02:53
Hilarious fellow Nerdist network podcaster Todd Glass laughs it up with Chris and Jonah! Todd talks about writing his book The Todd Glass Situation and the relief that overcame him after he came out, and the guys do sad spit takes!
Jul 28, 2014
Eli Roth
01:07:10
Actor/filmmaker Eli Roth sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about the importance of release dates for horror films, doing his own Milgram experiment, how babysitting prepared him to be a director and the new season of Hemlock Grove!
Jul 25, 2014
Guillermo del Toro Returns
01:02:03
The immensely talented Guillermo del Toro sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about what he thinks is the real magic of film, the importance of letting movies develop naturally, he tells the story of his father being kidnapped when he was young and the current movies he produced Crimson Peak, The Book of Life and FX's The Strain!
Jul 23, 2014
Guy Branum
01:20:44
Comedian Guy Branum and Chris talk about how excited their 15 year old selves would be about their current lives, how he decided to become a comedian, his solace in being able to be open about his sexuality and the importance of doing the things that make you happy!
Jul 21, 2014
Superego
01:07:22
The hilarious Superego guys: Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville and Paul F. Tompkins, talk about the return of Superego, they try to figure out who in the group is god, they spoil numerous old movies for each other and announce the permanent addition of Paul F. Tompkins to the group!
Jul 18, 2014
Carol Leifer
01:20:45
Comedy legend Carol Leifer chats with Chris and Jonah about the time she opened up for the Beach Boys, how she transitioned from stand up to writing on Seinfeld, she tries to convince Chris to get into slot machines and they talk about her book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying!
Jul 16, 2014
Alexis Ohanian
01:25:13
Co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian sits down with Chris to discuss where he thinks the future of the internet is headed, his 92 year old grandfather doing an AMA, the evolution of Reddit and the seriousness of net neutrality!
Jul 14, 2014
Andy Serkis
01:00:48
The amazing Andy Serkis sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about what lead him to acting, his start and the process of motion capture acting, directing second unit on The Hobbit and The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!
Jul 11, 2014
Jessica Chobot
01:31:14
Nerdist News’ own Jessica Chobot hangs out with Chris to talk about how Chris is responsible for Jessica meeting her husband, the ups and downs of being a new mom, being goth in high school and hosting Nerdist News!
Jul 09, 2014
Alfred Molina
01:25:18
The wonderful and talented Alfred Molina sits down with Chris to talk about how he interprets the success of his career, playing the bad guy in so many movies, hanging out in Doctor Octopus gear while on set of Spider-man 2, and his new show, Matador!
Jul 07, 2014
Nick Thune
01:09:18
The hilarious Nick Thune hangs out with Chris and Jonah! They talk about Nick being in bands when he was younger, they tell stories of pranks they have pulled on people, the time Nick got cat-fished and his newest special Folk Hero!
Jul 02, 2014
Gary Cole
00:55:09
The very talented Gary Cole chats with Chris about how he chooses the roles he takes, getting Office Space lines yelled at him to this day, the unique writing and acting styles of Veep and his upcoming role in the new movie Tammy!
Jun 30, 2014
Bugle Fingers
01:04:03
It’s some end of the week hostful fun! Matt and Jonah talk about their podcasting recording of The Matt and Jonah Show in Phoenix, Matt read a great book about The Beatles, Jonah got travel sick again and they discuss about how they handle success!
Jun 27, 2014
Adam Rogers
01:46:55
Writer Adam Rogers hangs out with Chris to talk about writing for Wired magazine, the difficulties of having people proof read your work, he and Chris bond over growing up nerds and they talk about his new book Proof: The Science of Booze!
Jun 25, 2014
Greg Behrendt
01:24:15
The awesome Greg Behrendt chats with Chris and Jonah about the best way to rock a mohawk when going bald; Chris and Greg talk about growing up in comedy together, being depressed and relapsing into drug addiction and consciously helping yourself to stay happy! 
Jun 23, 2014
Ralph Garman
01:07:19
Ralph Garman hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about growing up with “nerd shame”, how to not be tired all the time when working in morning radio and starting out at the Acme comedy theater!
Jun 20, 2014
Scott Ian Returns
01:11:02
Scott Ian hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about how his work ethic has changed over the years, pranks they played on people as teenagers and Scott tells the story of the time he got drunk with Lemmy and blacked out!
Jun 18, 2014
Sklar Brothers #3
01:20:16
Randy and Jason Sklar return for a three peat on the Nerdist! They talk about how podcasting has changed their careers, writing jokes as a duo, performing comedy for Peyton Manning, and their new special What Are We Talking About available now on Netflix!
Jun 16, 2014
Myq Kaplan
01:13:01
Comedian Myq Kaplan chats with Chris and Jonah about the dangers of creating the same bit as another comedian and looking back at the jokes they wrote as new comedians; they make fun of Jonah’s past relationships and talk about his new special Small, Dork and Handsome, on Netflix now!
Jun 13, 2014
Mitch Hurwitz
01:39:38
Chris interviews Mitch Hurwitz live at Bellcourt Theater in Nashville! They talk about how he got into writing comedy, his similarities the character of George Michael, why he thinks Arrested Development didn't make it on network TV and they take questions from the audience!
Jun 11, 2014
Bryan Bishop
01:13:41
Bryan Bishop (Bald Bryan from The Adam Carolla Show) sits down with Chris for a more serious topic. They talk about Bryan being diagnosed with a brain tumor, his 5 anniversary of the diagnosis after been giving a 6 month expiration date and having a good attitude and using humor to keep him positive in the worst of times!
Jun 09, 2014
Tom Cruise
01:08:45
The incredible Tom Cruise is on the Nerdist! He sits downs with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about flying in jets while filming Top Gun, how he prepares for his roles, landing helicopters in foreign cities and his new movie Edge of Tomorrow!
Jun 06, 2014
Pete Holmes
01:16:29
Nerdist family member Pete Holmes finally sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about how starting his own podcast has changed his life, the etiquette of interrupting people, how therapy has made him more independent and his appreciation of having the opportunity to have his own TV show!
Jun 05, 2014
Morgan Freeman
01:06:03
The legendary Morgan Freeman comes on the podcast to talk about the beginning of his career as an actor, the importance of enjoying life and finding the positive in everything, his love of flying planes and the return his show Through the Wormhole on Science Channel!
Jun 04, 2014
Anthony Bourdain
01:23:37
World traveler and brave food enthusiast Anthony Bourdain hangs out with the guys to talk about eating strange food in strange places, his intricate plans when he cooks meals for his family, turning his life around to become a writer and TV host and how he strives to make his show Parts Unknown different from anything else on TV!
Jun 02, 2014
Jaime King
00:51:53
Jaime King and Chris bond over having a new baby and new dog, the best ways she can embarrass her son, her husband’s love for Star Wars and her role on The Clone Wars!
May 31, 2014
Dr. Drew
01:04:35
Loveline's Dr. Drew Pinsky sits down with Chris to discuss the different types of rehab for addicts, Chris’s process to get sober, the influence media has had on society, and his own battle with cancer!
May 28, 2014
Clark Gregg Returns
01:05:38
Clark Gregg loves the podcast so much, he came back for seconds! They talk about Chris being a traitor to S.H.I.E.L.D, the secrecy that goes into Marvel films, they riff about string theory and talk about his new movie Trust Me available now on demand and in theaters June 6th!
May 26, 2014
Dave Attell #3
01:03:14
Dave Attell returns to the podcast for a third time! He, Chris and Jonah talk about differing views on dirty jokes, playing to audiences who don’t understand a comic’s humor, and his new show on Comedy Central!
May 23, 2014
Muscles Ripley
00:58:39
It’s some hostful fun to help you get through your week! Jonah tells a story that nearly kills Matt from laughter, Matt got a new bike and Chris learns how to make proper eye contact! Also, Matt and Jonah are doing a live podcast of their own on June 5th in Phoenix!
May 21, 2014
Wendi McLendon-Covey
01:08:24
The hilarious Wendi McLendon-Covey talks to Chris about her upbringing in The Groundlings, how she got the role on Reno 911, her parents’ aspirations for her to be a flight attendant and her role in the upcoming movie Blended!
May 19, 2014
Alex Trebek
01:37:02
The legendary Alex Trebek sits down with Chris to talk about starting out his career as a news reporter in Canada, how he has seen Jeopardy over the years, the importance of not letting ego get in the way of happiness and the time Chris was on Celebrity Jeopardy and won!
May 16, 2014
Jim Jefferies Returns
01:18:50
The hilarious Jim Jefferies hangs out with Chris to talk about showing up his school principal by becoming a comedian, crazy stories from hanging out with John Ratzenberger, why he thinks Chris isn't nerdy and his show Legit on FXX!
May 14, 2014
Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham
01:16:26
The lovely and hilarious Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham hang out with Chris to talk about Lennon’s bizarre talent for mimicking people, Jessica’s hatred of scary movies and sequels and who’s the cat and who’s the dog in their friendship and their new show Playing House on USA!
May 12, 2014
Jennifer Morrison
01:10:35
The talented Jennifer Morrison chats with Chris and Jonah about growing up without watching iconic movies, how fans treat her differently based on her characters from House and Once Upon A Time and the short film she just directed!
May 09, 2014
Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
01:16:32
It’s a Nerdist/Thrilling Adventure Hour mix! Ben Acker and Ben Blacker hang out with Chris to talk about how they started The Thrilling Adventure Hour, how they branded the show to make it what it is today and their careers in writing!
May 08, 2014
Thomas Tull
01:13:04
Chairman and CEO of Nerdist's parent company Legendary Pictures is on the podcast! They talk about being a sports guy while still liking nerdy stuff, the influence of watching movies at a young age, the amazing array of movies Legendary has come out with, and their newest movie, Godzilla!
May 07, 2014
Jon Favreau
02:04:08
The amazing Jon Favreau not only listens to The Nerdist, he’s now a guest on it! He, Chris and Jonah nerd out over their favorite TV shows, his career path since Swingers, the immense work that went into creating and directing the Iron Man movies and his new movie Chef!
May 05, 2014
Jim Gaffigan #3
01:27:48
Jim Gaffigan has a three peat on the Nerdist! He talks about his new special Obsessed, how Chris would become president if there was a zombie apocalypse, who their first crushes were and where they think the world of comedy is heading!
May 02, 2014
Eddie Izzard Returns
01:26:13
The hilarious Eddie Izzard returns to the Nerdist podcast for his own episode! He talks about performing comedy in different languages and foreign countries, beginning his comedy career in the birth of alt comedy and his view on the strange world of politics!
Apr 30, 2014
Jim Rash Returns
01:09:00
Jim Rash returns to the podcast! He, Chris and Jonah play some improv games, they find a new adjective for traffic and talk about his show The Writers Room on Sundance Channel Fridays at 9pm!
Apr 28, 2014
Rhys Darby
01:08:43
The hilarious Rhys Darby hangs out with Chris to discuss the differences between America and New Zealand, the growing comedy scene in New Zealand, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and his new show Short Poppies available now on Netflix!
Apr 25, 2014
Lewis Black
01:20:22
The hilarious Lewis Black sits down with Chris to talk about the process of writing “edgy” material, the importance of keeping busy as you get older, his shows being a destination for family outings and his newest special Old Yeller!
Apr 23, 2014
William Shatner
01:13:26
The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh and his thoughts on the future! See Shatner's World this Thursday April 24th at a theater near you!
Apr 21, 2014
Brian Henson
01:34:04
Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the hey-day of The Muppet Show and the show Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!
Apr 19, 2014
The Expressionless
01:14:07
It’s another spontaneous hostful! They talk about how lovely LA is when everyone is at Coachella, Matt and Jonah get into a bit that probably lasts too long and they read a scary ghost story!
Apr 16, 2014
John de Lancie
01:30:40
The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his time on Star Trek and the Brony documentary he produced!
Apr 14, 2014
Pat Healy and Sara Paxton
01:10:56
Pat Healy and Sara Paxton chat with Chris and Jonah about starting out in comedy, Sara having to use a typewriter all throughout high school, their different approaches to auditioning and their new movie Cheap Thrills!
Apr 11, 2014
Bob Saget Returns
01:30:27
The wonderful Bob Saget returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris talk about his new book and dealing with death through humor, and they try to keep on track but keep getting into tangents!
Apr 09, 2014
Mike Mignola
01:04:14
Mike Mignola talks with Chris on creating the comic book Hellboy, the process of writing the storyline for comic books over time, working with Guillermo Del Toro and the 20th anniversary of the series!
Apr 07, 2014
David J. Peterson
01:04:49
The guys sit down with linguist David J. Peterson to discuss how he makes up new languages, working on movies and shows like Game of Thrones and the history and evolution of dialects and languages around the world!
Apr 05, 2014
Todd Barry
01:11:31
Very funny comedian Todd Barry comes on the show to talk about his new crowd work special, doing shows that have to be “G rated” and why you shouldn’t go pee right before a set on Letterman!
Apr 04, 2014
Adam Carolla #4
01:10:19
Adam Carolla returns to the Nerdist for a FOURTH time! They talk about Adam’s dream to have a pet Pegasus, and the fight against patent trolls who are currently suing Adam and other podcasters by claiming they are violating a patent on podcasting!
Apr 02, 2014
Eric Stonestreet
01:06:25
Eric Stonestreet hangs out with Chris to play a celebrity name game, they pretend to be radio DJ’s and he shares his dream of being called a turd by D