ID10T with Chris Hardwick

ID10T with Chris Hardwick

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I am Chris Hardwick. This podcast used to be called Nerdist. Now it is not. It is still basically just me talking about stuff and things with my two nerdy friends Jonah Ray and Matt Mira when they’re available, and usually someone more famous and 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.
Cobra Kai
Jun 13 • 67 min
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.…
Claire Danes
Jun 8 • 64 min
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…
Howie Mandel
Jun 6 • 88 min
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…
Alie Ward
May 29 • 106 min
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…
Gillian Jacobs Returns
May 24 • 67 min
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…
Natalie Dormer
May 22 • 65 min
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…
Maz Jobrani
May 18 • 76 min
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…
Rachel Bloom
May 10 • 72 min
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…
Grant Gustin
May 8 • 70 min
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…
David Tennant Returns
May 4 • 71 min
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…
Leland Melvin
May 4 • 79 min
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…
Malcolm Barrett
May 2 • 104 min
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…
Louie Anderson and Sharon Hills
Apr 27 • 113 min
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…
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher
Apr 24 • 69 min
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…
Antonio Banderas
Apr 20 • 50 min
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…
Trevor Moore
Apr 18 • 73 min
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…
Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme Return
Apr 16 • 71 min
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…
Joe Manganiello #3
Apr 13 • 95 min
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…
Laraine Newman
Apr 11 • 95 min
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…
Alan Alda
Apr 6 • 96 min
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…
John Cena
Apr 4 • 64 min
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…
Ed Helms #4
Mar 30 • 81 min
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…
Paul Reiser
Mar 27 • 73 min
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…
Judd Apatow Returns
Mar 22 • 79 min
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…
John Boyega
Mar 20 • 65 min
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…
Eric Bana
Mar 16 • 63 min
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…
Chvrches and Matt Berninger of The National
Mar 14 • 89 min
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,…
Peter Serafinowicz
Mar 8 • 76 min
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…
Robert Kirkman #4
Mar 7 • 78 min
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…
David Oyelowo
Mar 2 • 78 min
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…
Duncan Jones Returns
Feb 28 • 68 min
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…
Eli Roth Returns
Feb 26 • 76 min
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…
Jesse Plemons
Feb 22 • 59 min
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…
Natalie Portman
Feb 20 • 57 min
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,…
John August
Feb 15 • 92 min
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…
Danai Gurira
Feb 13 • 73 min
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…
Tim Robbins
Feb 6 • 80 min
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,…
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THING
Feb 2 • 75 min
Times they are a-changing! But also a-staying the same. A-listen, won’t you??
Cress Williams
Jan 26 • 61 min
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…
Riki Lindhome
Jan 19 • 73 min
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…
Paul Thomas Anderson
Jan 11 • 77 min
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…
Michael Rosenbaum
Jan 5 • 96 min
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…
Hostful 2017: Peaks and Valleys
Dec 29, 2017 • 101 min
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…
Bill Skarsgård
Dec 13, 2017 • 99 min
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…
Joe Kenda Returns
Dec 5, 2017 • 83 min
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…
Seth Rogen #3
Nov 28, 2017 • 52 min
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…
Dana Gould and Janet Varney
Nov 24, 2017 • 94 min
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…
Brian Regan Returns
Nov 22, 2017 • 72 min
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…
Hari Kondabolu
Nov 17, 2017 • 81 min
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…
Keith Morrison
Nov 15, 2017 • 78 min
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…
Jon Bernthal
Nov 9, 2017 • 65 min
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…
Laurence Fishburne
Nov 3, 2017 • 65 min
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…
Bruce Campbell Returns
Oct 31, 2017 • 74 min
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…
Greg Kinnear
Oct 27, 2017 • 71 min
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…
Duffer Brothers
Oct 25, 2017 • 79 min
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…
Taran Killam Returns
Oct 19, 2017 • 67 min
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…
Russell Brand
Oct 17, 2017 • 50 min
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…
Jason Blum
Oct 11, 2017 • 82 min
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…
Whitney Cummings
Oct 6, 2017 • 79 min
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…
Ron Perlman #3
Oct 4, 2017 • 71 min
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…
Deon Cole
Sep 29, 2017 • 61 min
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…
David X. Cohen
Sep 27, 2017 • 79 min
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,…
Paula Poundstone
Sep 20, 2017 • 112 min
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…
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow Presents, RADIORAMA!
Sep 14, 2017 • 47 min
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…
Max Brooks Returns
Sep 13, 2017 • 92 min
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…
Tatiana Maslany (TWCH)
Sep 8, 2017 • 63 min
Tatiana Maslany joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Orphan Black, her new movie Stronger and more!
ID10T Hostful
Sep 5, 2017 • 67 min
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…
Dominic Monaghan (TWCH)
Sep 2, 2017 • 70 min
Dominic Monaghan joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about LOST, Lord of the Rings more!
Andrea Savage Returns
Aug 30, 2017 • 77 min
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…
Neil deGrasse Tyson (TWCH)
Aug 27, 2017 • 70 min
Neil deGrasse Tyson joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about space, planet, his book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and more!
Michael Cudlitz
Aug 24, 2017 • 98 min
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…
Jaimie Alexander (TWCH)
Aug 19, 2017 • 67 min
Jaime Alexander joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Kyle XY, Blindspot and more!
Nick Swardson
Aug 17, 2017 • 63 min
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…
Bryan Cranston (TWCH)
Aug 11, 2017 • 64 min
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!
Robert Pattinson
Aug 9, 2017 • 60 min
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…
Jane Lynch (TWCH)
Aug 5, 2017 • 65 min
Jane Lynch joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Hollywood Game Night, her early days of comedy and more!
James Van Der Beek
Aug 4, 2017 • 64 min
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…
Al Gore
Aug 1, 2017 • 66 min
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…
Damon Lindelof (TWCH)
Jul 28, 2017 • 74 min
Damon Lindelof joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Lost, The Leftovers and more!
Aidy Bryant
Jul 25, 2017 • 69 min
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…
Connie Britton (TWCH)
Jul 24, 2017 • 76 min
Connie Britton joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Friday Night Lights, her new movie Beatriz at Dinner and more!
Jim Jefferies #3
Jul 22, 2017 • 81 min
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…
Tom Holland
Jul 11, 2017 • 60 min
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.…
Andy Samberg #3
Jul 7, 2017 • 74 min
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…
Trey Parker
Jun 30, 2017 • 60 min
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…
Will Ferrell Returns
Jun 28, 2017 • 64 min
Will Ferrell returns to the Nerdist podcast! Will and Chris talk about bad imitations of actors, his work with Funny or Die and being a parent. Will also talks about performing on stage rather than movies and he talks about his new movie The House!
Edgar Wright
Jun 26, 2017 • 66 min
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…
Sofia Coppola
Jun 22, 2017 • 59 min
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…
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Jun 16, 2017 • 100 min
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…
T.J. Miller #3
Jun 7, 2017 • 93 min
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…
Orange Is The New Black (TWCH)
Jun 2, 2017 • 69 min
Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, and Taryn Manning of Orange is the New Black joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about their newest season!
Wayne Coyne
May 31, 2017 • 83 min
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…
Bill Burr #3
May 25, 2017 • 90 min
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…
Jordan Peele (TWCH)
May 19, 2017 • 58 min
Jordan Peele joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Get Out and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or on amc.com/talking!
Michael Fassbender and Danny McBride
May 18, 2017 • 61 min
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…
Charlie Hunnam (TWCH)
May 12, 2017 • 71 min
Charlie Hunnam joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or on amc.com/talking!
Guy Ritchie
May 10, 2017 • 71 min
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…
James Corden (TWCH)
May 5, 2017 • 72 min
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!
Michelle Monaghan (TWCH)
Apr 30, 2017 • 67 min
Michelle Monaghan joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about the new season of The Path and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or on amc.com/talking!
Dave Gahan
Apr 26, 2017 • 71 min
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…
Silicon Valley (TWCH)
Apr 21, 2017 • 77 min
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…
Doree Shafrir
Apr 18, 2017 • 104 min
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…
Elijah Wood (TWCH)
Apr 14, 2017 • 64 min
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!
Steve Carlin
Apr 11, 2017 • 88 min
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…
Allison Williams
Apr 5, 2017 • 88 min
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…
Brandon Routh
Mar 29, 2017 • 92 min
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…
Dax Shepard Returns
Mar 22, 2017 • 93 min
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…
Danny Boyle
Mar 15, 2017 • 80 min
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…
Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Return
Mar 7, 2017 • 96 min
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…
Sidekick with Matt Mira
Mar 3, 2017 • 77 min
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…
Catherine O’Hara
Mar 1, 2017 • 88 min
Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone, SCTV, Best in Show) talks to Chris about the early days of Second City, being a woman in improv and the time Lucille Ball saw her
Jordan Peele
Feb 22, 2017 • 71 min
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…
Lena Dunham
Feb 19, 2017 • 83 min
Lena Dunham (Girls, Tiny Furniture) talks with Chris about people raising squirrels, her grandmother dying when she was young and her obsession with Singled Out. They also talk about sobriety, their thoughts on religion and the final season of Girls!
Pete Holmes Returns
Feb 16, 2017 • 119 min
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…
Alan Tudyk
Feb 10, 2017 • 83 min
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…
Keanu Reeves Returns
Feb 7, 2017 • 72 min
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…
Chilly Gonzales
Feb 2, 2017 • 99 min
Chilly Gonzales (musician) chats with Chris about how music is abstract, how he chooses what to play and they get deep into music theory. He also talks about the history of the piano, his dream to change classical music and he plays some songs!
SF Sketchfest with Nathan Fillion
Jan 25, 2017 • 85 min
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…
Louie Anderson
Jan 17, 2017 • 94 min
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…
Mark Hamill Returns
Jan 10, 2017 • 107 min
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,…
Metallica Returns
Jan 4, 2017 • 69 min
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…
2016: The Year of No Chill
Dec 27, 2016 • 82 min
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…
Neil Finn
Dec 21, 2016 • 84 min
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…
Ian McShane
Dec 15, 2016 • 69 min
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…
She & Him
Dec 13, 2016 • 61 min
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…
Jake Gyllenhaal
Dec 6, 2016 • 82 min
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…
Tracey Ullman
Nov 29, 2016 • 70 min
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…
Jeremy Irons
Nov 23, 2016 • 68 min
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…
Anna Faris and Sim Sarna
Nov 15, 2016 • 100 min
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…
Anna Kendrick Returns
Nov 8, 2016 • 102 min
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…
Rob Zombie #3
Nov 4, 2016 • 91 min
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…
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Oct 31, 2016 • 70 min
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…
Dakota Fanning
Oct 25, 2016 • 75 min
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…
Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
Oct 20, 2016 • 63 min
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…
Rick Astley
Oct 18, 2016 • 61 min
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…
Norm Macdonald
Oct 12, 2016 • 131 min
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…
Gale Anne Hurd
Oct 6, 2016 • 87 min
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…
Sarah Jessica Parker
Oct 5, 2016 • 83 min
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,…
Live at SDCC with Joel Hodgson and Bruce Campbell
Sep 28, 2016 • 114 min
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,…
Neil deGrasse Tyson #4
Sep 20, 2016 • 89 min
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…
John Stamos
Sep 14, 2016 • 61 min
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…
Colman Domingo
Sep 8, 2016 • 77 min
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…
Max Brooks
Aug 30, 2016 • 106 min
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…
Summer Ash
Aug 23, 2016 • 91 min
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…
Billy West #3
Aug 19, 2016 • 104 min
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…
Seth Rogen Returns
Aug 11, 2016 • 62 min
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…
The Marriage Refs
Aug 9, 2016 • 63 min
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…
Mike Birbiglia #4
Aug 5, 2016 • 85 min
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…
Live from SDCC 2016 with Tatiana Maslany, Danny McBride, Walton Goggins and Jody Hill
Jul 27, 2016 • 125 min
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…
Butch Vig
Jul 23, 2016 • 76 min
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…
Paul Dini
Jul 15, 2016 • 108 min
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,…
David Schwimmer
Jul 7, 2016 • 61 min
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…
Dana Carvey
Jul 5, 2016 • 88 min
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…
Hakeem Oluseyi
Jun 28, 2016 • 83 min
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…
Maria Bamford #3
Jun 22, 2016 • 82 min
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…
The Bicycle Thief
Jun 15, 2016 • 68 min
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…
Chuck Lorre and Mayim Bialik
Jun 7, 2016 • 82 min
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…
Robert Kirkman #3
Jun 1, 2016 • 88 min
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…
Duncan Jones
May 26, 2016 • 76 min
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…
Happiness Period
May 25, 2016 • 73 min
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…
Colin Farrell
May 20, 2016 • 61 min
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…
Anthony Mackie
May 18, 2016 • 66 min
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…
Jodie Foster
May 10, 2016 • 101 min
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…
Rob Reiner
May 6, 2016 • 75 min
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…
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Apr 26, 2016 • 72 min
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…
Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain
Apr 21, 2016 • 53 min
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…
Judd Apatow Returns
Apr 19, 2016 • 98 min
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…
Sir Patrick Stewart #3
Apr 15, 2016 • 71 min
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…
Gary Oldman
Apr 12, 2016 • 73 min
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…
Sam Rockwell
Apr 5, 2016 • 78 min
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,…
Sharlto Copley
Mar 29, 2016 • 69 min
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…
Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams and Biz Stone
Mar 26, 2016 • 63 min
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…
Reggie Watts
Mar 22, 2016 • 57 min
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…
Melissa Rauch
Mar 18, 2016 • 64 min
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…
Iggy Pop and Josh Homme
Mar 15, 2016 • 83 min
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,…
J.J. Abrams and Dan Trachtenberg
Mar 11, 2016 • 95 min
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…
Sally Field and Michael Showalter
Mar 8, 2016 • 70 min
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…
Angela Bassett
Mar 1, 2016 • 69 min
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…
Italian Belly Laugh
Feb 24, 2016 • 58 min
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…
Craig Ferguson Returns
Feb 16, 2016 • 75 min
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.…
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Feb 10, 2016 • 64 min
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…
Josh Brolin
Feb 5, 2016 • 86 min
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…
Noel Fielding
Feb 2, 2016 • 71 min
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…
David Duchovny
Jan 26, 2016 • 77 min
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…
Will Sasso
Jan 19, 2016 • 74 min
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…
Samantha Bee
Jan 12, 2016 • 70 min
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…
Jason Alexander
Jan 5, 2016 • 84 min
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…
2015 Wrap-Up Hostful Fun Time
Dec 30, 2015 • 63 min
It’s an end of the year hostful! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about everything that happened to them in 2015 and what they are looking forward to next year!
Joe Kenda
Dec 28, 2015 • 118 min
Lt. Joe Kenda (Homicide Hunter) talks to Chris about his time as a lieutenant, the awful crimes he dealt with and dealing with PTSD. He also talks about what made him decide to retire, starting his show Homicide Hunter and how it has helped him!
Steve Aoki
Dec 27, 2015 • 70 min
DJ Steve Aoki talks about what music means to him, how electronic music became so popular, and how he creates new songs. He also talks about touring all over the world, work he does with charity, and why everyone should just go out and make stuff!
Tim Roth
Dec 23, 2015 • 95 min
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…
Domhnall Gleeson
Dec 21, 2015 • 78 min
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…
Quentin Tarantino
Dec 18, 2015 • 79 min
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…
Alex Winter Returns
Dec 18, 2015 • 61 min
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…
Kathleen Kennedy
Dec 16, 2015 • 50 min
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…
Bill Burr Returns
Dec 14, 2015 • 71 min
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…
Silversun Pickups
Dec 11, 2015 • 75 min
Silversun Pickups chat with Chris and Kyle about life on the road, meeting their heroes and life back in LA. They also talk about their newest album Better Nature and they play three songs for the podcast!
David Spade
Dec 9, 2015 • 77 min
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…
Fred Savage
Dec 7, 2015 • 72 min
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…
Allison Tolman
Dec 4, 2015 • 66 min
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…
Kelly Carlin
Dec 2, 2015 • 80 min
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…
Michael Shannon
Nov 30, 2015 • 74 min
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…
Daniel Radcliffe
Nov 26, 2015 • 51 min
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,…
Jon Ronson
Nov 23, 2015 • 92 min
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…
Evan Peters
Nov 20, 2015 • 61 min
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…
Daniel Craig
Nov 18, 2015 • 62 min
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…
Justin Theroux
Nov 16, 2015 • 71 min
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…
Stephen Moyer
Nov 13, 2015 • 75 min
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,…
Punch Brothers
Nov 13, 2015 • 72 min
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,…
Emily V. Gordon
Nov 11, 2015 • 83 min
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…
Nick Hornby
Nov 6, 2015 • 88 min
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…
Neko Case Returns
Nov 4, 2015 • 101 min
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,…
Emily Kinney
Nov 2, 2015 • 78 min
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…
Bruce Campbell
Oct 31, 2015 • 76 min
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…
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer
Oct 28, 2015 • 73 min
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…
Dirk Ahlborn and Bibop Gresta
Oct 26, 2015 • 53 min
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…
David Goyer
Oct 24, 2015 • 71 min
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,…
Kirsten Dunst
Oct 21, 2015 • 60 min
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…
Jonathan Kite
Oct 19, 2015 • 80 min
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…
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Oct 16, 2015 • 81 min
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…
Colin Hanks Returns
Oct 14, 2015 • 67 min
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…
Brett Gelman
Oct 12, 2015 • 78 min
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…
Jack Black
Oct 9, 2015 • 64 min
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!
Two Weeks
Oct 7, 2015 • 65 min
It’s some mid-week hostful goodness! Matt talks about his upcoming wedding, Chris tells the story of how he proposed to Lydia and Jonah gives some sage marriage advice!
Adam F. Goldberg
Oct 5, 2015 • 95 min
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…
Paul Bettany
Oct 3, 2015 • 58 min
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…
Matt Braunger Returns
Sep 30, 2015 • 71 min
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…
Brian Grazer
Sep 28, 2015 • 49 min
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…
Andy Daly Returns
Sep 25, 2015 • 65 min
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…
Morena Baccarin
Sep 24, 2015 • 64 min
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…
Rob Lowe
Sep 23, 2015 • 69 min
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…
Felicia Day Returns
Sep 21, 2015 • 71 min
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,…
Brian Regan
Sep 18, 2015 • 79 min
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…
Andrea Savage
Sep 16, 2015 • 86 min
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…
Shirley Manson
Sep 14, 2015 • 83 min
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…
Tobey Maguire and Ed Zwick
Sep 11, 2015 • 52 min
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…
Dave Yarovesky
Sep 10, 2015 • 62 min
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…
Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer
Sep 9, 2015 • 99 min
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…
Jon Taffer
Sep 7, 2015 • 61 min
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…
Violent Femmes
Sep 4, 2015 • 75 min
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…
Elijah Wood
Sep 2, 2015 • 107 min
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…
Sir Patrick Stewart Returns
Aug 31, 2015 • 82 min
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…
Oscar Isaac
Aug 28, 2015 • 58 min
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…
Christian Slater and Rami Malek
Aug 26, 2015 • 73 min
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…
Owen Wilson
Aug 24, 2015 • 55 min
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…
Connie Britton Returns
Aug 21, 2015 • 88 min
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…
Bobcat Goldthwait Returns
Aug 20, 2015 • 74 min
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…
Reservations
Aug 19, 2015 • 61 min
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,…
Robert Rodriguez
Aug 17, 2015 • 71 min
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…
Jen Kirkman
Aug 14, 2015 • 97 min
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…
Hannah Hart
Aug 12, 2015 • 85 min
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…
Bryan Cranston Returns
Aug 10, 2015 • 78 min
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…
Kevin Bacon Returns
Aug 7, 2015 • 77 min
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…
Ed Helms #3
Aug 5, 2015 • 73 min
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…
Diablo Cody
Aug 3, 2015 • 73 min
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…
David Wain
Jul 31, 2015 • 70 min
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…
Wil Wheaton Returns Again
Jul 29, 2015 • 98 min
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…
Live at SDCC with Maisie Williams, Tom Hiddleston and Guillermo Del Toro
Jul 27, 2015 • 91 min
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…
Lea Thompson
Jul 24, 2015 • 76 min
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…
Lemme Finnish
Jul 22, 2015 • 46 min
Some mid-week hostful goodness! The guys recap their Comic-Cons, Matt talks about his trip to Finland and Chris went to Hearst Castle. Also, Jonah auditioned for a horror movie, they talk about going to Disneyland in the rain and more!
Sir Ian McKellen
Jul 20, 2015 • 63 min
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…
Paul Rudd
Jul 17, 2015 • 55 min
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…
Chad Coleman
Jul 15, 2015 • 75 min
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…
Leo Laporte
Jul 14, 2015 • 63 min
Leo Laporte (TWiT) chats with Chris and Matt about all the technology they have, dealing with trolls online and how Obama might deal with trolls. They also talk about TWiT being in its 10th year and where they see the future of technology heading!
Live from SDCC with Sir Ben Kingsley and Peter Capaldi
Jul 13, 2015 • 93 min
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…
Andy Samberg Returns
Jul 8, 2015 • 64 min
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…
Scott Weinger
Jul 6, 2015 • 81 min
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…
Cameron Esposito
Jul 4, 2015 • 82 min
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…
Brad Meltzer Returns
Jul 1, 2015 • 82 min
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…
Stand Up Cluster 2015
Jun 30, 2015 • 126 min
Live from the NerdMelt Showroom, it’s the third Nerdist Podcast Stand Up Cluster featuring Baron Vaughn, Megan Neuringer, Kyle Clark, Cameron Esposito, Carlos Delagdo, Dave Thomason, Al Jackson, Sara Schaefer and James Adomian!
Joe Manganiello Returns
Jun 29, 2015 • 43 min
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…
Ben Folds #3
Jun 27, 2015 • 85 min
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…
Overruled! (I’ll Allow It)
Jun 24, 2015 • 63 min
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…
Janet Montgomery
Jun 22, 2015 • 82 min
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…
Lauren Lapkus
Jun 19, 2015 • 66 min
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…
Super Relatable
Jun 17, 2015 • 47 min
Some mid-week hostful goodness! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about Chris’ weekend at Bonaroo, Matt meets another left handed guitarist and they talk about some movies they have seen recently!
Chris Pratt and Colin Trevorrow
Jun 15, 2015 • 55 min
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…
Jim Norton Returns
Jun 13, 2015 • 71 min
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…
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Returns
Jun 10, 2015 • 63 min
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…
Shane West
Jun 8, 2015 • 70 min
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…
Allison Janney
Jun 5, 2015 • 62 min
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,…
John Cusack
Jun 3, 2015 • 87 min
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…
Mike Judge
Jun 1, 2015 • 92 min
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…
Alicia Witt Returns
May 29, 2015 • 75 min
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…
The Out-of-Towners
May 28, 2015 • 62 min
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!
Stephen Tobolowsky
May 27, 2015 • 92 min
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…
Richard Lewis
May 22, 2015 • 94 min
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…
Dexter Holland
May 20, 2015 • 64 min
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…
Timothy Simons
May 18, 2015 • 67 min
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…
Kumail Nanjiani Returns
May 15, 2015 • 61 min
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…
Ingrid Michaelson
May 13, 2015 • 95 min
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…
Jon Cryer
May 11, 2015 • 59 min
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…
Greg Proops #4
May 9, 2015 • 87 min
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…
Matthew Weiner Returns
May 6, 2015 • 103 min
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…
Kevin Pollak Returns
May 4, 2015 • 63 min
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…
Robin Lord Taylor
May 1, 2015 • 72 min
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…
Dave Holmes
Apr 30, 2015 • 87 min
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…
Eddie Pepitone Returns
Apr 29, 2015 • 73 min
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…
Will Forte Returns
Apr 27, 2015 • 65 min
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…
Thomas Middleditch
Apr 24, 2015 • 68 min
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…
Eliza Coupe
Apr 22, 2015 • 95 min
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…
Jonah Keri Returns
Apr 20, 2015 • 80 min
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…
The Goodest
Apr 17, 2015 • 73 min
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…
Sarah Colonna
Apr 15, 2015 • 73 min
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…
Undateable
Apr 13, 2015 • 75 min
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…
Adam Carolla #5
Apr 11, 2015 • 63 min
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…
Billy Crystal and Josh Gad
Apr 8, 2015 • 60 min
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…
Tom Lennon Returns
Apr 7, 2015 • 77 min
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…
Kristen Schaal
Apr 4, 2015 • 84 min
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!
Grace Helbig
Apr 1, 2015 • 77 min
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!
Ben Gibbard
Mar 30, 2015 • 72 min
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…
Kal Penn
Mar 27, 2015 • 88 min
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…
The Amazing Randi
Mar 25, 2015 • 67 min
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!
Joe Lynch
Mar 23, 2015 • 86 min
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!
Button Pushers
Mar 20, 2015 • 67 min
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…
Workaholics
Mar 18, 2015 • 70 min
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…
Brian Michael Bendis
Mar 16, 2015 • 75 min
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…
Josh McDermitt
Mar 13, 2015 • 82 min
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…
Kurt Braunohler Returns
Mar 11, 2015 • 65 min
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…
Jack Antonoff
Mar 9, 2015 • 79 min
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…
Michael McKean
Mar 6, 2015 • 77 min
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…
Short Pants
Mar 4, 2015 • 64 min
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…
Ted Melfi
Mar 2, 2015 • 76 min
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…
Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton
Feb 27, 2015 • 80 min
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…
Live at SF Sketchfest 2015
Feb 25, 2015 • 96 min
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…
Brian Cox and Eric Idle
Feb 23, 2015 • 78 min
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…
Sleater-Kinney
Feb 21, 2015 • 62 min
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!
Simon Helberg
Feb 18, 2015 • 90 min
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…
Scott Aukerman Returns
Feb 16, 2015 • 75 min
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.…
Ari Shaffir
Feb 14, 2015 • 78 min
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…
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
Feb 11, 2015 • 62 min
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!
Jeff Bridges #3
Feb 9, 2015 • 63 min
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…
David Cross
Feb 6, 2015 • 62 min
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…
Pauly Shore
Feb 4, 2015 • 77 min
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…
Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson
Feb 2, 2015 • 58 min
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…
5th Anniversary Show!
Jan 30, 2015 • 94 min
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!
Cold War Kids
Jan 28, 2015 • 90 min
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!
Nick Kroll #4
Jan 26, 2015 • 72 min
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…
Jason Lee and Sam Trammell
Jan 24, 2015 • 74 min
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!
Bill Gates
Jan 22, 2015 • 122 min
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…
Rainn Wilson Returns
Jan 19, 2015 • 65 min
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…
Ethan Hawke
Jan 16, 2015 • 54 min
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…
Simon Amstell
Jan 14, 2015 • 70 min
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!
Gillian Anderson
Jan 12, 2015 • 73 min
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!
Vacation Brain
Jan 9, 2015 • 59 min
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…
Andrea Romano
Jan 7, 2015 • 99 min
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…
Wayne Knight
Jan 5, 2015 • 91 min
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…
Kate Walsh
Jan 2, 2015 • 75 min
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!
Ho-Ho-Hostful
Dec 31, 2014 • 67 min
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!
Sam Raimi
Dec 29, 2014 • 84 min
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…
Joe Perry
Dec 24, 2014 • 79 min
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…
Jack O’Connell
Dec 22, 2014 • 57 min
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…
Paul McCartney
Dec 19, 2014 • 84 min
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…
Martin Short
Dec 17, 2014 • 80 min
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…
Henry Winkler
Dec 15, 2014 • 81 min
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…
Lisa Kudrow
Dec 12, 2014 • 77 min
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…
Benedict Cumberbatch
Dec 10, 2014 • 65 min
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…
Wil Wheaton Returns
Dec 8, 2014 • 92 min
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!
Michaela Watkins
Dec 6, 2014 • 70 min
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…
Michael Ironside
Dec 3, 2014 • 66 min
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…
Alex Borstein
Dec 1, 2014 • 67 min
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…
Adam West
Nov 28, 2014 • 50 min
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…
Joe Lo Truglio
Nov 26, 2014 • 62 min
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…
Rachel Melvin
Nov 25, 2014 • 70 min
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…
John Cleese
Nov 24, 2014 • 68 min
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!
Adam Savage Returns
Nov 21, 2014 • 67 min
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.
Joe Rogan
Nov 20, 2014 • 83 min
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…
Rob Riggle Returns
Nov 19, 2014 • 68 min
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…
Hilary Swank
Nov 17, 2014 • 81 min
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…
Gilbert Gottfried
Nov 14, 2014 • 69 min
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…
Peter Farrelly Returns
Nov 12, 2014 • 71 min
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…
Chvrches
Nov 10, 2014 • 86 min
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…
OK Go Returns
Nov 8, 2014 • 75 min
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…
Tom Bergeron
Nov 5, 2014 • 63 min
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…
The Birthday Boys
Nov 3, 2014 • 62 min
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…
Corey Taylor
Oct 31, 2014 • 73 min
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…
Clive Barker
Oct 29, 2014 • 74 min
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…
Bob Odenkirk Returns
Oct 27, 2014 • 67 min
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…
Krysten Ritter
Oct 24, 2014 • 75 min
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…
Keanu Reeves
Oct 22, 2014 • 26 min
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…
Paul Reubens
Oct 20, 2014 • 69 min
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…
Jason Schwartzman Returns
Oct 17, 2014 • 89 min
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…
Ron Perlman Returns
Oct 15, 2014 • 67 min
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…
Hairy Otter
Oct 13, 2014 • 58 min
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…
Dax Shepard
Oct 10, 2014 • 91 min
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…
Martin Starr
Oct 8, 2014 • 64 min
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…
Spike Feresten
Oct 6, 2014 • 70 min
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…
Rose McGowan
Oct 3, 2014 • 68 min
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…
Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme
Oct 1, 2014 • 75 min
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…
Dan Harmon and Neil Berkeley
Sep 29, 2014 • 89 min
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…
Cave Bear
Sep 26, 2014 • 61 min
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…
Nick Frost
Sep 24, 2014 • 67 min
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…
David Arquette
Sep 22, 2014 • 65 min
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…
Robert Patrick
Sep 19, 2014 • 74 min
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…
Kevin Smith #3
Sep 17, 2014 • 78 min
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…
Ed Helms Returns
Sep 15, 2014 • 79 min
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…
Mira Sorvino
Sep 12, 2014 • 78 min
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.
Michael Sheen
Sep 10, 2014 • 96 min
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…
Jason Biggs
Sep 8, 2014 • 63 min
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!
Kristin Bauer van Straten
Sep 5, 2014 • 80 min
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!
Snapsy
Sep 3, 2014 • 58 min
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!
Dowdle Brothers
Aug 29, 2014 • 58 min
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!
Grant Morrison
Aug 27, 2014 • 55 min
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!
Chris D’Elia
Aug 22, 2014 • 56 min
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!
Adam Buxton
Aug 20, 2014 • 90 min
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…
Matthew Weiner
Aug 18, 2014 • 87 min
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…
Nathan Fielder
Aug 15, 2014 • 59 min
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!
Sean Bean
Aug 13, 2014 • 48 min
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!
Jeff Bridges Returns
Aug 11, 2014 • 51 min
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!
Live at SDCC 2014 with Evangeline Lilly and Michael Rooker
Aug 8, 2014 • 83 min
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!
Alicia Witt
Aug 6, 2014 • 77 min
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!
Spoon
Aug 4, 2014 • 70 min
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!
Bert Kreischer
Aug 1, 2014 • 75 min
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…
Live at SDCC 2014 with CM Punk
Jul 30, 2014 • 110 min
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…
Todd Glass Returns
Jul 28, 2014 • 62 min
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!
Eli Roth
Jul 25, 2014 • 67 min
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!
Guillermo del Toro Returns
Jul 23, 2014 • 62 min
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…
Guy Branum
Jul 21, 2014 • 80 min
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…
Superego
Jul 18, 2014 • 67 min
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…
Carol Leifer
Jul 16, 2014 • 80 min
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…
Alexis Ohanian
Jul 14, 2014 • 85 min
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!
Andy Serkis
Jul 11, 2014 • 60 min
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!
Jessica Chobot
Jul 9, 2014 • 91 min
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!
Alfred Molina
Jul 7, 2014 • 85 min
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!
Nick Thune
Jul 2, 2014 • 69 min
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!
Gary Cole
Jun 30, 2014 • 55 min
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!
Bugle Fingers
Jun 27, 2014 • 64 min
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!
Adam Rogers
Jun 25, 2014 • 106 min
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!
Greg Behrendt
Jun 23, 2014 • 84 min
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…
Ralph Garman
Jun 20, 2014 • 67 min
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!
Scott Ian Returns
Jun 18, 2014 • 71 min
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!
Sklar Brothers #3
Jun 16, 2014 • 80 min
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!
Myq Kaplan
Jun 13, 2014 • 73 min
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…
Mitch Hurwitz
Jun 11, 2014 • 99 min
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…
Bryan Bishop
Jun 9, 2014 • 73 min
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…
Tom Cruise
Jun 6, 2014 • 68 min
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!
Pete Holmes
Jun 5, 2014 • 76 min
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…
Morgan Freeman
Jun 4, 2014 • 66 min
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…
Anthony Bourdain
Jun 2, 2014 • 83 min
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…
Jaime King
May 31, 2014 • 51 min
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!
Dr. Drew
May 28, 2014 • 64 min
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!
Clark Gregg Returns
May 26, 2014 • 65 min
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…
Dave Attell #3
May 23, 2014 • 63 min
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!
Muscles Ripley
May 21, 2014 • 58 min
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…
Wendi McLendon-Covey
May 19, 2014 • 68 min
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!
Alex Trebek
May 16, 2014 • 97 min
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…
Jim Jefferies Returns
May 14, 2014 • 78 min
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!
Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham
May 12, 2014 • 76 min
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…
Jennifer Morrison
May 9, 2014 • 70 min
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!
Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
May 8, 2014 • 76 min
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!
Thomas Tull
May 7, 2014 • 73 min
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,…
Jon Favreau
May 5, 2014 • 124 min
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…
Jim Gaffigan #3
May 2, 2014 • 87 min
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!
Eddie Izzard Returns
Apr 30, 2014 • 86 min
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…
Jim Rash Returns
Apr 28, 2014 • 69 min
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!
Rhys Darby
Apr 25, 2014 • 68 min
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!
Lewis Black
Apr 23, 2014 • 80 min
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!
William Shatner
Apr 21, 2014 • 73 min
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…
Brian Henson
Apr 19, 2014 • 94 min
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!
The Expressionless
Apr 16, 2014 • 74 min
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!
John de Lancie
Apr 14, 2014 • 90 min
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!
Pat Healy and Sara Paxton
Apr 11, 2014 • 70 min
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!
Bob Saget Returns
Apr 9, 2014 • 90 min
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!
Mike Mignola
Apr 7, 2014 • 64 min
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!
David J. Peterson
Apr 5, 2014 • 64 min
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!
Todd Barry
Apr 4, 2014 • 71 min
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!
Adam Carolla #4
Apr 2, 2014 • 70 min
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!
Eric Stonestreet
Mar 31, 2014 • 66 min
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 Dennis Franz!
Hannibal Buress
Mar 28, 2014 • 74 min
Hilarious comedian Hannibal Buress sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about freaking out while high, performing in clubs versus theaters, creative ways to react when a joke bombs and what he wants to do outside of stand up!
Jonah Keri
Mar 26, 2014 • 88 min
A sportswriter on the Nerdist podcast?? Jonah Keri sits down with Chris and Matt in a quest to get Chris to like sports. They talk about why certain sports are more popular in different countries, presenting the facts of baseball while still making it…
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Mar 24, 2014 • 82 min
Chris and Jonah sit down with The Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger! They talk about the need to push yourself to be the best you can be, his story of becoming an entrepreneur at a young age, he teases Terminator 5 and the sequel to Twins and…
Will Arnett
Mar 21, 2014 • 96 min
The hilarious Will Arnett hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about what they would do with a billion dollars, his new show The Millers on CBS, the importance of having a good editor and French-Candian swear words!
Chris Kluwe Returns
Mar 19, 2014 • 73 min
Chris Kluwe loved the Nerdist podcast so much, he came back! He, Chris and Jonah talk about what video games they are playing right now, what happened to his NFL career since he decided to stand up for marriage equality, and what he hopes for the future…
Jared Leto
Mar 17, 2014 • 41 min
Jared Leto comes on the podcast to talk about being nominated for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, his Thirty Seconds to Mars documentary and how the crazy financial system of musicians!
The Hostful After
Mar 14, 2014 • 66 min
It’s some hostful deliciousness for your week! Jonah wants to go to Japan, Matt still has a big head (literally) and Chris doesn’t like going to spas!
Curtis Armstrong
Mar 12, 2014 • 68 min
Nerd hero Curtis Armstrong hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about playing Booger in Revenge of the Nerds, his many other roles in Risky Business, Better Off Dead, and Moonlighting, being at the first Star Trek convention ever, and working on King of…
William Katt
Mar 10, 2014 • 56 min
William Katt sits down with Chris to talk about his days on The Greatest American Hero, his role in the original Carrie, growing up in the San Fernando Valley back when nothing was there and his new comic book based movie Sparks!
Neil deGrasse Tyson Returns Again
Mar 7, 2014 • 70 min
It’s a three peat with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson! They start off their conversation about how the universe works, then talk about science of bottomless pits, the importance of asking questions, and the new Cosmos!
Crispin Glover
Mar 6, 2014 • 83 min
It’s a bonus episode with the amazing Crispin Glover! He talks about the commercialization and propaganda of movies, the controversial lawsuit over Back to the Future, how different the 80’s would have been for him if he had the internet to release…
Andy Daly
Mar 5, 2014 • 69 min
The hilarious Andy Daly hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about the differences of doing character work at clubs and alt rooms, how parents trick their kids into behaving and his new TV show Review on Comedy Central, Thursdays at 10pm!
Jaimie Alexander
Mar 3, 2014 • 82 min
The lovely Jaimie Alexander sits down with Chris to talk about her role as Sif in Thor, she explains how to use a knife to Chris, getting satisfaction of seeing their high school bullies living crappy lives and bringing Sif onto Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D on…
Michelle Monaghan
Feb 28, 2014 • 49 min
The lovely Michelle Monaghan hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about growing up in a town of 700 people, making a show about open relationships and her love of college sports!
Donald Faison
Feb 26, 2014 • 76 min
The hilarious Donald Faison comes on the podcast! He talks to Chris and Jonah about starting a family, his time on Scrubs, and their favorite shows currently on TV!
St. Vincent
Feb 24, 2014 • 77 min
Musician St. Vincent sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about what compels people to become artists, what inspires her to write songs, and how they deal with disgusting microphones while on tour!
Kit Harington
Feb 21, 2014 • 66 min
Jon Snow himself, Kit Harington, hangs out with Chris to talk about his beloved Manchester United, filming Game of Thrones in freezing Iceland while his co-workers film in sunny Croatia and his new film Pompeii!
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer
Feb 19, 2014 • 74 min
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer join Chris and Matt and special guest co-host Craig Rowin to talk about how they started working together, coming up with their tv show Broad City and Craig dishes on what it’s like to live with Matt!
Jennette McCurdy
Feb 18, 2014 • 78 min
Jennette McCurdy comes on the show to talk about her time as an accidental country music artist, what she wants to do after Sam & Cat, and what movie inspired her to get into acting! Also, Matt talks about Frasier and Chris isn’t good at parties.
Live at SF Sketchfest 2014
Feb 14, 2014 • 93 min
The Nerdist returns to SF with special guest Tom Lenk (Buffy, Angel, Much Ado About Nothing)! Tom and Jonah bond over their love of Beaches, Matt talks about Fraiser and Chris tries to keep the podcast on track!
Morgan Murphy
Feb 12, 2014 • 85 min
Morgan Murphy stops by the show! She and Chris go in deep about coming up in the LA comedy scene together, performing comedy in front of your idols and her new special, Irish Goodbye, available on Netflix!
Topher Grace
Feb 10, 2014 • 73 min
Topher Grace is on the podcast! He sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about his re-cut of Star Wars, being better at life in person than in social media, and his new website CerealPrize.com!
Robert Kirkman Returns
Feb 7, 2014 • 78 min
Robert Kirkman returns to the podcast! He talks about reading comics on the toilet, The Walking Dead Escape obstacle course and what he has planned for the future of The Walking Dead, both comic and TV show!
Joel Kinnaman
Feb 5, 2014 • 73 min
The new Robocop Joel Kinnaman hangs out with Chris to talk about being in the Robocop suit for 14 hours a day, moving from Sweden to a small town in Texas and how action movies have changed over the years!
B.J. Novak
Feb 3, 2014 • 92 min
B.J. Novak hangs about with the guys to reminisce about their days of doing open mics together, his time at the Harvard Lampoon and what inspired him to write a book of short stories!
Broken Bells
Jan 31, 2014 • 80 min
The amazing duo James Mercer (The Shin) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) that make up Broken Bells invite Chris and Jonah to their studio to talk! They discuss their process for coming up with songs, Brian talks about how he started producing albums for…
Paul Williams Returns
Jan 29, 2014 • 70 min
The amazing Paul Williams returns to the podcast! He and Chris sit down at ASCAP to talk about his upcoming book about addiction called Gratitude and Trust, being the president of ASCAP and he sings a song just for Chris!
Work It Out
Jan 27, 2014 • 76 min
The guys sit down for another somewhat serious hostful. Chris and Jonah talk out some problems they have been having and Matt mediates!
Christina Ricci
Jan 24, 2014 • 80 min
Christina Ricci sits down with Chris to talk about how different it was being a child actor when she was young, being an unintentional meme generator, and the different challenges woman have to go through in the media!
Jon Daly
Jan 23, 2014 • 70 min
The hilarious Jon Daly hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about his many different stand up and sketch characters, Sappity Tappity the rollerskating Christmas tree, and his new show on Amazon Betas!
Aaron Eckhart
Jan 20, 2014 • 62 min
Aaron Eckhart sits down with Chris to talk about the best way to start conversations with women, practicing for his roles in front of his dog and his new movie I, Frankenstein; out Friday January 24th!
V Cards
Jan 17, 2014 • 71 min
The hostful goodness is continuing! The guys sit down to chat and end up talking about all things love. Their first loves, first heartbreaks and more!
Neal Brennan
Jan 15, 2014 • 94 min
Neal Brennan comes on The Nerdist to talk about his days on Singled Out with Chris, falling into the comedy scene and he tells the story of how he and Dave Chappelle ended up writing Half Baked!
Richard Madden
Jan 13, 2014 • 67 min
The charming Richard Madden sits down with Chris! They talk about his new role on Discovery Channel’s Klondike, being naked onstage, growing up in Scotland, and, of course, his character of Robb Stark on Game of Thrones!
Nick Kroll returns again!
Jan 10, 2014 • 59 min
Nick Kroll really just can’t get enough of the podcast and returns for a third time! He, Chris and Jonah talk about how he prepared for the James Franco roast, being your own worst critic and his new season of Kroll Show!
Dance of the Jedi
Jan 8, 2014 • 59 min
The guys get together for some more hostful goodness! They talk about what they did over the holidays, Matt went to an autograph convention and Jonah is the happiest one in the group!
Jim Norton
Jan 6, 2014 • 70 min
Comedian Jim Norton hangs out on the show to talk about being an “offensive” comedian and dealing with death threats, internet trolls, his theories on why people even get offended and he and Chris’ mutual love of chess!
Brody Stevens
Jan 4, 2014 • 93 min
The eccentric and hilarious Brody Stevens sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about his life since his mental breakdown, how his career has changed, Zach Galifianakis, working on The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Chelsea Lately, and 2midnight, Donnie…
Honestly 2013
Dec 30, 2013 • 116 min
It’s some hostful goodness to send off 2013! Chris, Matt, Jonah and Chloe talk about the best and worst of their year, what they learned and what they have planned for the new year!
Jerry Stahl
Dec 27, 2013 • 60 min
The very interesting and insightful Jerry Stahl stops by the show to talk about being addicted to heroin, using life experiences for creative works and what really makes a person positive or negative!
Kathryn Hahn
Dec 25, 2013 • 76 min
Kathryn Hahn sits down with Chris and Jonah to make up street names, where to find the best gumbo at Disneyland and her new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, out in theaters today!
Moby
Dec 23, 2013 • 79 min
Moby sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about becoming sober, inter-genre overlap in the music industry and they get into a deep conversation about human cognition!
Jon Lovitz
Dec 20, 2013 • 91 min
Jon Lovitz is on the show to talk about his first time working at the Groundlings, how his career path led him to SNL and the loss of his friend Phil Hartmann and how to deal with losing people who are close to you.
Will Forte
Dec 18, 2013 • 80 min
Will Forte joins Chris to bond over being UCLA alumni, his decision to leave SNL, the one character he never got to do and his new movie Nebraska, out in theaters now!
Laina Morris
Dec 17, 2013 • 88 min
The Overly Attached Girlfriend, Laina Morris, hangs out on the podcast to talk about being from Texas, how she became the Overly Attached Girlfriend, and her plans for the future!
Taran Killam
Dec 16, 2013 • 72 min
The awesome Taran Killam comes on the podcast to reminisce about buying comic books as kids, auditioning for SNL and his new comic book The Illegitimates!
Brendon Small
Dec 13, 2013 • 74 min
The hilarious and musically talented Brendon Small hangs out with the guys at Swinghouse Studios to talk and play guitar! They talk about Brendon’s new album Galaktikon, metal operas and guitars!
Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Dec 11, 2013 • 87 min
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) talks to Chris and Jonah about the challenges of being an indie movie director, his stand-up show Mash Up on Comedy Central, Jonah’s Arcade, video games, the Super Mario Bros. movie, and walking around…
Dick Costolo
Dec 10, 2013 • 71 min
Chris storms Twitter HQ (or “Bird Palace” as he calls it) for a super fun one-on-one with Dick Costolo: computer scientist, former improv comedian and current CEO of Twitter!
Lindi Ortega
Dec 9, 2013 • 41 min
Chris sits down with the lovely Lindi Ortega to talk about her most recent tour, her dream to be a tornado chaser and she plays a song just for the podcast!
Impromptu Hostful
Dec 6, 2013 • 45 min
Chris tricks Matt and Jonah into doing a hostful! Jonah talks about visiting one of his favorite record labels, Bruce Gutter joined Jonah during his stand up in San Francisco, and Chris and Matt talk about the writers room on @midnight!
Christopher Lloyd
Dec 4, 2013 • 72 min
The legendary Christopher Lloyd is on the Nerdist Podcast! He talks about his early roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Taxi, fan reaction, meeting Orson Welles, his love of the theater and different roles he’s played, and, of course, Back to the…
Chris Jericho Returns
Dec 2, 2013 • 66 min
Chris Jericho returns to the podcast to talk about all his favorite tv shows, how he changed his persona in the wrestling world and he came up with the idea for his web series, But I’m Chris Jericho!
Thomas Dolby
Nov 29, 2013 • 71 min
The talented Thomas Dolby sits down with the guys to talk about his recent interactive music and film tour, the early days of creating music with synthesizers and his influence on cell phone ringtones!
Anamanaguchi
Nov 26, 2013 • 75 min
The band behind the Nerdist theme song are finally on the podcast! The guys of Anamanguchi hang out to discuss their party days in the NYC fashion scene, sending a pizza into space and they all create a generic 90’s song!
Chris Hadfield
Nov 25, 2013 • 67 min
Commander Chris Hadfield discusses all things space with Chris and Matt! He talks about living on the International Space Station for 6 months, how he started using social media to promote space programs, and making music videos in space!
Sasha Grey
Nov 22, 2013 • 59 min
Sasha Grey sits down with Chris to talk about transitioning into an acting career, how being active in social media helped her career and her new book, The Juliette Society!
Oliver Stone
Nov 20, 2013 • 60 min
The legendary Oliver Stone sits down with Chris to discuss turning true stories into dramatic movies, his views on the JFK assassination and his documentary mini series Untold History of the United States!
Chris Elliott
Nov 18, 2013 • 76 min
The amazing Chris Elliott is on the podcast! He sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about starting out on David Letterman, pissing off James Cameron and the new season of his show Eagleheart on Adult Swim!
Jackie Kashian
Nov 15, 2013 • 86 min
The always hilarious Jackie Kashian sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about first relationships, dealing with hecklers while onstage, and how Jackie introduced Chris to Harry Potter!
Gillian Jacobs
Nov 13, 2013 • 78 min
Gillian Jacobs and Chris talk about making life decisions as a child, having crushes on older movie stars and they reminisce about past auditions! They also talk about the upcoming season of Community!
John DiMaggio Returns
Nov 12, 2013 • 54 min
John DiMaggio returns for another fun filled Nerdist! He hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about his upcoming documentary I Know That Voice, the ending of Futurama, and and John teaches how to do some impressions as he rifles through some of his…
Aziz Ansari
Nov 11, 2013 • 72 min
The hilarious Aziz Ansari sits down with Chris to talk about the world of stand up comedy today, his newest special on Netflix and where his inspiration for jokes comes from!
Kevin Feige
Nov 8, 2013 • 79 min
Chris and Jonah travel to Marvel Headquarters to talk to the man in charge, Kevin Feige! They talk about all the different Marvel movies, upcoming projects and how Kevin is actually a fan of the podcast!
Saoirse Ronan
Nov 7, 2013 • 54 min
Saoirse Ronan sits down with Chris to talk about growing up in the Irish countryside, how pudding differs in Ireland and her role in the upcoming movie How I Live Now!
Tom Hiddleston
Nov 6, 2013 • 50 min
Chris sits down with the lovely Tom Hiddleston to talk about how he formed the character of Loki, growing up in the UK and the stages a British actor takes to becoming a wizard!
Clark Gregg
Nov 4, 2013 • 71 min
Clark Gregg sits down with Chris to talk about how Agent Coulson came to rise, juggling a career between writing and acting and he tells a crazy story about acting on Broadway!
Ezra Koenig
Nov 1, 2013 • 69 min
Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend hangs out with the guys to talk about the different types of people who come to their concerts, the science in making albums that their fans will like and what it means to be satisfied in life!
Harrison Ford
Oct 30, 2013 • 52 min
The guys sit down with Harrison Ford at SDCC to talk about life before Star Wars, what he brings to his characters and some of his favorite movies!
Ike Barinholtz
Oct 28, 2013 • 60 min
The hilarious Ike Barinholtz hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about how having a kid has made him soft, what Hollywood must’ve been like in the ’80s, and his days starting out in improv!
Lucky Pen
Oct 25, 2013 • 63 min
Start your weekend off right with some hostful goodness! Jonah is still obsessed with Ray Donovan, Chris dropped his lucky pen and there’s a special appearance by Bruce Gutter’s family!
Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer
Oct 23, 2013 • 77 min
Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer sit down with Chris and Matt to talk about finding your voice as a stand up comedian, how women can be portrayed in the industry and their show Nikki and Sara on MTV!
Greg Proops Returns Again
Oct 21, 2013 • 73 min
Greg Proops returns again to the podcast to discuss being the smartest (and most humble) man in the world, dealing with hecklers at shows and almost every movie ever!
Danny McBride and Jody Hill
Oct 18, 2013 • 63 min
Funny and all around awesome guys Danny McBride and Jody Hill come on the podcast to talk about their rise to fame, coming up with ideas for Eastbound and Down, and interacting with crazy fans!
Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael
Oct 16, 2013 • 71 min
The lovely and hilarious Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael come on the show to talk about their weird froyo habits, everyone compares their workout routines and their new movie Ass Backwards!
Andrew W.K. and Marky Ramone
Oct 15, 2013 • 62 min
Andrew W.K. and Marky Ramone stop by the Nerdist podcast before their show at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles TONIGHT! Andrew talks about living life with a positive attitude, Marky tells stories from The Ramones days, and they talk about their tour!
Daniel Radcliffe
Oct 14, 2013 • 78 min
The amazing Daniel Radcliffe is on the Nerdist! He talks about his admiration for Tom Lehrer, watching inappropriate children’s television, and his love of American football!
Nick Offerman Returns
Oct 11, 2013 • 67 min
Nick Offerman returns to the podcast because he just can’t get enough. He talks about his new book Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living, describes what a cologne based on him would smell like, and tells a joke so funny it…
Episode 420 w/ Doug Benson
Oct 10, 2013 • 66 min
It’s the Nerdist episode #420, so who better to have on than Doug Benson? They talk about what they were like in high school, Doug’s role in Captain EO and, of course, weed.
Slash
Oct 9, 2013 • 87 min
Slash hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about his immense love and knowledge of dinosaurs, growing up in Laurel Canyon in the heyday of the music culture, and being a BMX biker!
Zero Charisma
Oct 8, 2013 • 74 min
The directos and star of the movie Zero Charisma (which is being distributed by Nerdist Industries!), Katie Graham, Andrew Mathews and Sam Eidson come on the podcast to talk about the making of their movie, what it means to actually be a nerd and Dungeons…
Tom Hanks Returns
Oct 7, 2013 • 57 min
Tom Hanks loves the podcast so much, he came back for me! Chris and Jonah sit down with Tom for a second time to discuss awful interview questions, his first time on The Tonight Show and his upcoming movie, Captain Phillips!
Adam Scott
Oct 4, 2013 • 77 min
Adam Scott is finally on the podcast. He helps add to the Nerdist Adam Scott Foley project, Matt and him talk about his role in Star Trek, and they talk about his new movie A.C.O.D and his show The Greatest Event in Television History!
Tenacious D Returns
Oct 2, 2013 • 77 min
The kings of rock, Jack Black and Kyle Gass, are back in the studio with The Nerdist! They talk about their upcoming Festival Supreme, their mutual obsession for GTA V, and they sing a couple of songs, with Chris joining them!
Mike Massimino
Sep 30, 2013 • 66 min
Astronaut Mike Massimino comes on the show to talk some real talk about space! Matt nerds out on him about everything NASA, he talks about the first time he saw Earth from space, and he discusses the new movie Gravity!
Stan Lee Returns
Sep 27, 2013 • 60 min
Chris sits down with Stan Lee in his toy filled office to talk about how he will never stop writing, his cameos in movies and he gives some insightful advice for young people!
Ken Marino
Sep 25, 2013 • 79 min
Ken Marino hangs out on the show to talk about his fancy Japanese toilet, forgotten sketches from The State, and why Matt isn’t verified on Twitter!
Metallica
Sep 23, 2013 • 73 min
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica sit down with the guys at SDCC! They talk about the making of their upcoming movie Through the Never, Jonah and Kirk bond over living in Hawaii and how they tell stories of forgetting how to play their own…
Brad Neely
Sep 20, 2013 • 72 min
Brad Neely sits down with the guys to talk about how not all nerds are smart, the early days of web series and being from the south!
Jonah Ray Donovan
Sep 18, 2013 • 66 min
Finally, some hostful goodness for your ears! Jonah changes his Twitter name, Matt decides between guitars and dogs and they debate who’s better at working out!
Alison Brie returns!
Sep 16, 2013 • 76 min
Alison Brie just can’t get enough of the Nerdist podcast! Alison talks to Chris and Jonah about Community and Mad Men, crazy puppet shows and the roles women play in the entertainment industry!
Jim Rash and Nat Faxon
Sep 13, 2013 • 87 min
The extremely talented and hilarious Nat Faxon and Jim Rash talk about what it was like to win an Oscar, tell some funny stories from their days of teaching improv, and talk about their movie The Way, Way Back!
Tegan and Sara
Sep 11, 2013 • 77 min
Tegan and Sara come on the show to talk about their years of opening for bands before they made it on their own, the science of “selling out,” and what they would do if an asteroid hit the earth!
Katey Sagal
Sep 9, 2013 • 75 min
The extremely lovely and talented Katey Sagals sits down with the guys to talk about her days on Married with Children, her love of playing music and what crazy things Gemma might do on the upcoming season of Sons of Anarchy!
Doug Jones
Sep 6, 2013 • 76 min
The amazing Doug Jones comes on the show to talk about dressing up in crazy costumes and special effects make up, tease an upcoming role he has, and they create some Jonah Sound Effects!
Katee Sackhoff
Sep 4, 2013 • 76 min
The hilarious and lovely Katee Sackhoff hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about her time on Battlestar Galactica, being a bad-ass chick on a motorcycle, and her role in the upcoming movie Riddick, in theaters Friday, September 6th!
Neko Case
Sep 2, 2013 • 95 min
Neko Case had such a good time on the Nerdist, she didn’t want to leave! She and Matt find out they have a lot in common, and Neko talks about life on tour and her new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I fight, The More I Love You!
The National
Aug 28, 2013 • 86 min
Matt Berninger of The National invites Chris and Matt into his home to talk about what bands the internet pairs with The National, deciding what to wear onstage and the making of their documentary Mistaken For Strangers!
Maria Menounos
Aug 26, 2013 • 68 min
The lovely Maria Menounos comes on the show to talk about working on Extra, her time in beauty pageants, and her new film The Adventures of Serial Buddies!
Bill Hader
Aug 23, 2013 • 69 min
Bill Hader hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about life after SNL, writing on South Park and meeting his comedy heroes!
Brie Larson
Aug 21, 2013 • 88 min
Brie Larson hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about Animal Crossing, the confusing names of fruits and vegetables, and her new movie Short Term 12, out August 23rd!
Kurt Braunohler
Aug 19, 2013 • 65 min
The super funny Kurt Braunohler hangs out with the guys to talk about pranks he likes to pull on society, porn parodies and one of the guys comes up with a very special character!
Eddie Pepitone
Aug 16, 2013 • 80 min
The always hilarious Eddie Pepitone is finally on the podcast! They talk about the best way to defend your house against robbers, riding in cars with comedians and his documentary The Bitter Buddha!
Lauren Graham
Aug 14, 2013 • 83 min
The lovely and talented Lauren Graham comes on the show to talk about her longtime friendship with Chris, her days as a comedy club waitress and, of course, Gilmore Girls!
Gerard Way
Aug 12, 2013 • 97 min
Singer/writer Gerard Way hangs out with the guys to talk about how he got into music, the comic books he has written, and life after My Chemical Romance!
Vince Gilligan
Aug 9, 2013 • 92 min
The end of of Breaking Bad is almost here, so who better to have on the podcast than Vince Gilligan? Vince sits down with the guys to talk about the ups and downs of writing the show, the first movie he ever made and how he feels about Breaking Bad ending!
Rogue Wave
Aug 7, 2013 • 81 min
Recorded from the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, it’s one of Chris’ favorite bands, Rogue Wave! Chris sits down with Zach and Pat to discuss how they got into music, how they keep themselves entertained on the road and they play some songs from their…
Michael C. Hall
Aug 5, 2013 • 76 min
The extremely talented (and whom we also discovered is hilarious) Michael C. Hall joins Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about playing characters surrounded by dead people, his battle with cancer and whatever happened to the old organ stores from malls!
Jimmy Carr
Aug 2, 2013 • 83 min
It’s the Nerdist live JFL in from Montreal, Canada! Jimmy Carr from British TV’s 8 Out of 10 Cats joins the guys to talk about how comedy differs in the UK, breaking his anklein a giant hamster wheel , and some of the audience members join the…
Ken Levine
Jul 31, 2013 • 103 min
BioShock creator Ken Levine is on the Nerdist podcast! He sits down with Chris and Chloe to talk all things video games including their reactions to BioShock Infinite, how science and video games are related and where they all think the future of video…
George RR Martin
Jul 29, 2013 • 71 min
Recorded at SDCC 2013 from his hotel room, it’s George RR Martin! He tells stories about the early days of comic book conventions, the journey of adapting his books to the screen and football…!?
Live from SDCC 2013!
Jul 26, 2013 • 113 min
It’s the Nerdist live from the Balboa Theater in San Diego again! The Doctor himself, Matt Smith, is the special guest, audience members get their quemments answered and one guy has a surprise for his girlfriend!
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Jul 24, 2013 • 62 min
Hostful goodness is back! Chris, Matt and Jonah sat down in Canada to talk about their past week at San Diego Comic Con, learning how to not work all the time and the pronunciation of GIF!
Joss Whedon
Jul 22, 2013 • 80 min
Nerd hero Joss Whedon is finally on the podcast! Chris, Matt and Jonah invade his home to talk about how he casts for his characters, coming up with new ideas and the days when he and Chris lived across the street from each other!
Kumail Nanjiani
Jul 19, 2013 • 86 min
One of the Nerdist family members, Kumail Nanjiani, is on another Nerdist podcast! Kumail sits down to talk about his own podcast The Indoor Kids, video games, and being afraid of dolphins!
The Conjuring
Jul 17, 2013 • 72 min
Actors Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston and director James Wan from the new movie The Conjuring sit down with the guys to talk about their experiences making the film, how James got into directing horror films, and what it’s like to be parent and actor! See…
Jeff Bridges
Jul 15, 2013 • 52 min
The Dude himself is on the Nerdist Podcast! Jeff Bridges sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about his new movie R.I.P.D., bonding with his father through acting and, of course, bowling!
Tig Notaro
Jul 12, 2013 • 92 min
Tig Notaro comes on the show for a serious yet hilarious episode. She talks about her past year battling cancer and how it has changed her life, her new documentary where she will be performing stand up in people’s living rooms and her ranch, “One Chicken…
Charlie Day
Jul 10, 2013 • 101 min
The always delightful Charlie Day sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about writing It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, transitioning between comedic and serious acting and his role in Pacific Rim, in theaters July 12th!
Charlie Hunnam
Jul 8, 2013 • 76 min
The wonderful Charlie Hunnam comes on the show talk about how he formed the character of Jax on Sons of Anarchy, growing up in England and his new movie Pacific Rim, in theaters July 12th!
Randy Pitchford
Jul 6, 2013 • 85 min
CEO and president of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford comes on the show to talk about the process of making video games, how they come up with ideas for games, and how they think the future of video games will unfold!
Josh Groban
Jul 3, 2013 • 84 min
The extremely delightful and hilarious Josh Groban sits down with the guys to talk about how he realized he was a talented singer, finding himself onstage with Celine Dion and they listen to some songs!
Misha Collins
Jul 1, 2013 • 83 min
Chris sits down with Misha Collins is a castle in Scotland to talk about how buildings are older than countries, how he got the idea for GISHWES and his character of Castiel on Supernatural!
Paul Feig
Jun 26, 2013 • 77 min
The brilliant Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Freaks & Geeks) hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about the importance of having a good tailor, a spec script he wrote many years ago and his new movie The Heat, out this Friday June 28th!
Buzz Aldrin
Jun 24, 2013 • 83 min
BUZZ ALDRIN IS ON THE NERDIST! He sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about the current state of space exploration, his ideas for inhabiting Mars and walking on the moon!
Billy Crystal
Jun 20, 2013 • 49 min
The legendary Billy Crystal is on the podcast!! Chris and Matt travel to Pixar in the Bay Area to talk to him about his comedic characters, being mentored in comedy and doing improv in his movies!
The Farrelly Announcement
Jun 18, 2013 • 76 min
Recorded just last week on 6/12, it’s a somewhat hostful with special drop-ins! Peter Farrelly stops by to make a big announcement and Guillermo Del Toro says hi. And the premiere of The Matt and Jonah show!
Fred Willard returns!
Jun 17, 2013 • 75 min
Fred Willard returns to the show for a full episode! He sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about the time he was on a live Nerdist podcast, the way jokes are formed and interpreted, and his role on the HBO show Family Tree!
Man of Steel Press Conference
Jun 16, 2013 • 49 min
It’s a special bonus episode featuring the Man of Steel press conference moderated by Chris Hardwick! Panelists include director Zack Snyder, producer Charles Roven, producer Debbie Snyder, Henry Cavill, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Michael…
Joe Manganiello
Jun 14, 2013 • 90 min
“True Blood” Pack Master and comic book nerd Joe Manganiello chats about shoplifting comics, hanging out with Schwarzenegger, and wanting to be a professional wrestler. Also, his impressions SLAYED us. After this episode, you will want to be friends with…
Rick Moranis
Jun 12, 2013 • 88 min
The amazing and multi-talented Rick Moranis is on the Nerdist podcast! He talks about how he got into the entertainment business, why movies like Ghostbusters and Little Shop of Horrors are still so great and his new album My Mother’s Brisket and Other…
Alex Winter
Jun 10, 2013 • 75 min
Alex Winter sits down with Chris, Matt, and Jonah to talk about how he got into documentary making, his early love of the internet, and how he got the parts in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Lost Boys!
Aasif Mandvi
Jun 8, 2013 • 77 min
Aasif Mandvi hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about The Daily Show and his new movie The Internship, and Janina Gavankar (from True Blood and Arrow) hangs out and joins the conversation!
Jesse Thorn
Jun 5, 2013 • 59 min
Jesse Thorn stops by to talk about his start in the broadcasting world, his love of miniature donkeys and secret sex parties!
Josh Homme
Jun 3, 2013 • 71 min
Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age talks about knowing where all the best restaurants are, his numerous run-ins with Steve Perry, and his favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes!
Travel Lads
May 31, 2013 • 44 min
Treat your ears to some hostful goodness to start off the weekend! Jonah is back from his vacation in Europe, Matt spent a week straight at Disney World, and Chris thought he was dying!
Jim Jefferies
May 29, 2013 • 80 min
The always hilarious Jim Jefferies comes on the show to talk about his love of pinball machines, giving his son an American name and his show Legit!
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
May 27, 2013 • 56 min
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg sit down with the Nerdist guys to talk about pastimes of Canadian Jews, their writing process, and the new movie This Is The End!
Wayne Federman
May 24, 2013 • 89 min
Wayne Federman sits down with Chris and Matt to debate why it is rude to point, what they were like as children and Wayne being a ventriloquist!
Band of Horses
May 22, 2013 • 91 min
Chris got to sit down with Ben and Ryan of Band of Horses while in Austin to talk about the early days of their music career, the art of covering songs and different green rooms they have seen!
Tony Hale
May 20, 2013 • 90 min
Hilarious actor and all around nice guy Tony Hale sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about his role as Gary on Veep and the new season of Arrested Development, and Matt creates “The Mira Method”!
Kyle Kinane
May 17, 2013 • 75 min
The always hilarious Kyle Kinane comes on the podcast! They talk about music they’re into, Kyle maintaining his impressive beard, and being the voice of Comedy Central!
Fitz and the Tantrums
May 15, 2013 • 55 min
The musically talented Fitz from Fitz and the Tantrums hangs out with Chris and Matt! They talk about how Fitz and the Tantrums got their unique style of music, what it was like growing up in Los Angeles and what it’s really like living as a musician!
Steven Yeun
May 13, 2013 • 106 min
The awesome Steven Yeun hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about his early days in the Chicago comedy scene, forming the character of Glen on The Walking Dead, and what he would actually do if there was an apocalypse! Also, a special guest drops by to…
Rod Roddenberry and John Champion
May 10, 2013 • 71 min
Rod Roddenberry and John Champion sit down with Chris and Matt to talk all things Star Trek! Rod talks about growing up in a world ruled by Star Trek, what the show meant to them and their podcast Mission Log!
W. Kamau Bell
May 8, 2013 • 82 min
Chris sits down with hilarious and intelligent W. Kamau Bell to talk about his show Totally Biased, the difference in his comedy between his stand up and show, and taking his two year old daughter to his stand up shows!
Bob Saget
May 6, 2013 • 101 min
The always funny Bob Saget sits down with Chris on the Nerdist! They talk about how they met, why comedy helps people deal with tragedy, and, of course, Full House!
Rooster Teeth
May 3, 2013 • 77 min
Joel Heyman, Gus Sorola and Burnie Burns from Rooster Teeth sit down with Chris in Austin! They talk about how they got started creating internet videos, how loud computers used to be and the extreme popularity of online videos!
Aunt Slappy
May 1, 2013 • 76 min
Your favorite hosts are back for some hostful goodness! Jonah just got married, Matt is going to Disney World, Chris got mildly assaulted and no one wants to leave the studio!
Marc Maron #3
Apr 29, 2013 • 82 min
Marc Maron returns to the Nerdist podcast for a third time! They talk about coping with success, how stand-up keeps them sane and his new show Maron on IFC!
Scott Adsit
Apr 24, 2013 • 89 min
The hilarious Scott Adsit comes on the show to talk about working on 30 Rock, internet battles, and fun things that happen in pants!
Rob Zombie #2
Apr 22, 2013 • 80 min
The delightful Rob Zombie returns to the Nerdist podcast! He talks about what it’s like living in the woods, what his process as a director is like and what scares him!
Natasha Leggero
Apr 17, 2013 • 79 min
Natasha Leggero sits down with Chris and Jonah to about how she got into stand-up comedy, dating other comedians and they invent the mumblebrag!
Dominic Monaghan
Apr 15, 2013 • 86 min
Dominic Monaghan stops by the podcast to sit down with Chris and explain football (the English one), the pros and cons of Twitter and what living in Hawaii for LOST was like!
Jonah’s Wedding
Apr 12, 2013 • 84 min
Starting the weekend off with some hostful fun! Matt and Jonah go to the bathroom too much, they talk about dieting and wonder how livers work!
Divine Fits
Apr 10, 2013 • 80 min
The amazing Divine Fits sits down with Chris to talk about a controversial show of theirs, how SXSW affects the music scene, and how they came from multiple separate bands (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Spoon, New Bomb Turks) to create Divine Fits!
Stand Up Cluster 2013
Apr 8, 2013 • 95 min
It’s the annual stand up cluster at the NerdMelt showroom in LA! This year features the hilarious Ali Wong, Dan Telfer, Mark Little, Beth Stelling, Maronzio Vance, Aparna Nancherla, Ryan Singer and Ron Funches!
A Talking Cat?!
Apr 5, 2013 • 72 min
It’s some hostful goodness to start your weekend off right! The guys talk about parents learning technology, a recent movie Jonah saw on a plane and debate who has more t-shirts for their podcast!
Walton Goggins
Apr 3, 2013 • 75 min
The incredibly talented Walton Goggins sits down with Chris to talk about what it was like winning an Oscar, growing up an only child, and his role of Boyd Crowder on Justified!
Jenna-Louise Coleman
Mar 29, 2013 • 80 min
The lovely Jenna-Louise Coleman sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about weird first dates, their favorite British and American TV shows and being the new Companion on Doctor Who!
William Fichtner
Mar 26, 2013 • 60 min
The extremely talented William Fichtner sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about the lessons he has learned from being an actor, his admiration of cars and racing and his new movie Wrong!
Nick Offerman
Mar 25, 2013 • 86 min
The amazing Nick Offerman sits down with Chris to talk about how the character of Ron Swanson came to be, starting his career in the theater and what it means to be a man!
Lily Tomlin
Mar 22, 2013 • 83 min
Comedy legend Lily Tomlin comes on the Nerdist podcast! She sits down to tell some stories from when she was younger, and talks about her many characters and the differences between comedy years ago and today!
Live from Gilda’s Laugh Fest
Mar 20, 2013 • 80 min
It’s the Nerdist podcast live from Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 15th! The guys talk about doing the live show from a church, witnessing horrible karaoke, and what the world would be like without chairs!
Macklemore
Mar 18, 2013 • 66 min
The very musically talented Macklemore sits down with Chris to talk about the extreme success of his song “Thrift Shop,” living outside of your comfort zone, and doing laundry!
Patrick Warburton
Mar 15, 2013 • 75 min
Patrick Warburton comes on the show and talks to Chris and Jonah about his favorite band, collecting coins and doing voice-over work!
Ben Schwartz
Mar 13, 2013 • 83 min
Ben Schwartz hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about his show House of Lies, their favorite theme songs and they play a game with sound effects!
Steve Carell
Mar 11, 2013 • 77 min
The one and only Steve Carell is on the podcast! He sits down with Chris to talk about his days as a radio DJ, the art of improvisation and his new movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone!
Camilla Luddington
Mar 8, 2013 • 79 min
The wonderful Camilla Luddington sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about how British names sound fancier than American names, crazy TV show ideas and how she is the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider!
DC Pierson
Mar 6, 2013 • 80 min
Comedian, writer and awesome guy DC Pierson is on the podcast! They talk about early types of porn, wearing suits and his new book Crap Kingdom!
Rich Moore
Mar 4, 2013 • 79 min
The amazing animation director Rich Moore sits down with Chris and Matt to tell some stories from his Simpsons days, talk about making Wreck-It Ralph and how a cartoon character was based after him!
Nick Kroll returns!
Mar 1, 2013 • 62 min
Nick Kroll returns to the Nerdist podcast! He sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about which character from Karate Kid they relate to the most, his different characters and his new show Kroll Show!
Ben Hoffman
Feb 27, 2013 • 72 min
The hilarious Ben Hoffman sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about hitting on girls with boyfriends, the rules of what you can and can’t say on television and his new show The Ben Show, premiering February 28th at 10pm on Comedy Central!
Mick Foley
Feb 25, 2013 • 78 min
The Nerdist guys are on a roll with the wrestlers! Mick Foley sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about how he found his love for wrestling, breaking away from his wrestling persona, and his work with RAINN!
Neil Patrick Harris, Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães
Feb 22, 2013 • 83 min
Neil Patrick Harris and magicians Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães talk about the skill of close up magic, the importance of magic theater layouts and the amazing dance number in Neil’s Puppet Dreams!
Chris Kluwe
Feb 20, 2013 • 74 min
Punter for Minnesota Vikings, Chris Kluwe, comes on the show to talk about video games, tweeting during football games and nerd culture in the NFL!
Shadi Petosky
Feb 15, 2013 • 83 min
The guys welcome their good friend Shadi Petosky who runs the FANTASTIC animation house Puny Entertainment (link to it on the website) and also happens to be going through gender reassignment.
Apple Tarts
Feb 13, 2013 • 71 min
Hostful fun for the middle of your week! Jonah got a bad haircut, Chris talks about Star Wars and they play some sound effects!
Jason Schwartzman
Feb 11, 2013 • 92 min
The extremely talented Jason Schwartzman sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about skateboarding dogs, life as a drummer and filming the movie A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III!
T.J. Miller returns!
Feb 8, 2013 • 80 min
T.J. Miller returns to the Nerdist! He sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about society’s addiction to social media, living a life at full momentum and the things in life that make them happy!
SF Sketchfest 2013
Feb 7, 2013 • 60 min
Special guest Pete Holmes joins Chris, Matt and Jonah in beautiful San Francisco for SF Sketchfest! They guess about how Matt and Jonah would die, talk about outhouses and take some Quemments!
Yvette Nicole Brown
Feb 4, 2013 • 75 min
The lovely Yvette Nicole Brown sits down with the guys to talk about R&B groups from the 90’s, going to fancy parties with Twinkie bars and spirituality!
Celebrity Turnstile
Feb 1, 2013 • 83 min
It’s some hostful goodness to start off your weekend right! Except on this hostful, there are some special rotating guests including Jimmy Pardo, Dana Gould, Erin Gibson, and Gillian Vigman!
Dave Grohl
Jan 30, 2013 • 81 min
The amazing and talented Dave Grohl invited Chris, Matt and Jonah to his studio to talk about his love for music, how he learned to play the drums and his new documentary Sound City!
Mark Hamill
Jan 28, 2013 • 82 min
Mark Hamill is on the Nerdist! Chris and Mark recorded this in front of a live audience at the “BAFTA Los Angeles Behind Closed Doors Evening with Mark Hamill” and they discuss character acting versus playing yourself, funny foreign expressions and a…
Peter Farrelly
Jan 25, 2013 • 80 min
The amazing Peter Farrelly is on the Nerdist Podcast! He sits down to talk about how he and his brother got into film making, his directing process and working with some comedy legends!
YouTube Titans!
Jan 23, 2013 • 86 min
It’s a special episode with some titans of Youtube! Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein and Hannah Hart sit down with Chris to talk new media, content creation, and vagina jokes!
Live from Twin Cities!
Jan 21, 2013 • 66 min
It’s the Nerdist live from the Twin Cities! Special guest Doug Benson joins Chris, Matt and Jonah for some fun and Quemments!
Amber Benson
Jan 18, 2013 • 83 min
The lovely Amber Benson (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer!) sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about dolphin sex, what her writing process is and selling interesting things on E-Bay!
Sick Ray
Jan 16, 2013 • 81 min
Everyone is sick in this hostful! And by everyone, we just mean Jonah (who has the flu) and Chris (who is fighting the flu). Producer Katie Levine sits in with Chris and Matt to talk about hair plugs, bagging your own groceries and sports!
Chris Jericho
Jan 14, 2013 • 68 min
WWE Champion Chris Jericho sits down with Chris and Matt to have a riveting conversation about network mergers, talk about Jericho’s love of comedy and classic TV show spin-offs!
Gabe Newell: Valve - The Company
Jan 11, 2013 • 78 min
Gabe Newell part two! In this episode Chris and Chloe sit down with Gabe to talk about the business side of video games, how Valve came to be and their mutual love for Dr. Who!
Gabe Newell: Valve - The Games
Jan 11, 2013 • 78 min
It’s the first episode with the co-founder and director of video game development at Valve, Gabe Newell! In this episode he sits down with Chris, Chloe and Wil Wheaton and Robin Walker and David Sawyer to talk all things video games!
Anthony Jeselnik
Jan 9, 2013 • 70 min
The hilarious Anthony Jeselnik sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about the Comedy Central Roasts, the craft of creating offensive jokes and they make fun of Jonah!
Timothy Olyphant
Jan 7, 2013 • 81 min
Timothy Olyphant sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about his character Raylan on Justified, the story of Deadwood ending, and his short affair with stand-up comedy!
Warren Ellis
Jan 4, 2013 • 86 min
The amazing author Warren Ellis is on the podcast! He talks about his new book Gun Machine, coming up with ideas for his novels and the monster that is social networking!
Tom Morello
Jan 2, 2013 • 72 min
Tom Morello invites Chris and Jonah into his home studio to talk about how he became the guitarist of Rage Against The Machine, baby music classes and just how nerdy Tom really is!
Husky Puppies
Dec 26, 2012 • 71 min
Treat your ears to some hostful holiday goodness! The guys talk in some silly voices, Jonah shares another meaning of his name and Matt brought his guitar!
300th Episode! Tom Lennon returns!
Dec 24, 2012 • 93 min
Since Tom Lennon was the guest for episode #1, it’s only appropriate that he returns for episode #300! Chris, Jonah and Matt return to Tom’s house to see how things have changed since that first episode…
Tom Kenny returns!
Dec 21, 2012 • 85 min
Voice actor extraordinaire Tom Kenny comes on the show to talk about doing silly voices, getting out of speeding tickets and how crappy Christmas songs can make you feel!
Paul Gilmartin
Dec 19, 2012 • 71 min
Paul Gilmartin joins Chris, Matt and Jonah for the morning zoo to talk about feelings, making artwork out of old computers and how he decided to start his podcast about mental illness!
CM Punk
Dec 17, 2012 • 91 min
WWE Champion CM Punk invites Chris into his home to teach him about wrestling! They also talk about being on The Talking Dead, acquiring injuries, and how the professional wrestling world has evolved over the years!
John Hodgman returns!
Dec 14, 2012 • 92 min
The extremely hilarious and brilliant John Hodgman sits down with Chris talk about working in a video rental store, how dogs would use heroin and they come up with an idea on how to never have to sleep again!
Malcolm McDowell
Dec 12, 2012 • 69 min
The extremely talented and wonderful Malcolm McDowell sits down with Chris to discuss the nostalgia of old Hollywood, his days on set of A Clockwork Orange and much more!
Judd Apatow
Dec 10, 2012 • 79 min
The hilarious and talented Judd Apatow is finally on the podcast! He talks about growing up in a comedy environment, tells some stories from The Ben Stiller shows and how his real life has inspired his movies!
Paul Williams
Dec 7, 2012 • 68 min
Legendary musician Paul Williams sits down with the Nerdist guys to talk about his amazing career in music and entertainment and the documentary about his life, Still Alive!
Demetri Martin
Dec 5, 2012 • 81 min
Demetri Martin is FINALLY on the podcast! Everyone talks about their disdain for technology, dressing inappropriately on dates and the preparation that goes into preparing a comedy special!
Ron Perlman
Dec 3, 2012 • 67 min
The awesome Ron Perlman sits down with Chris and Matt! They talk about their old days as karaoke singers, the importance of your first tweet and how Ron got into acting!
Microwave Beef
Nov 30, 2012 • 70 min
Fill up on your hostful for the week! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about movies they have recently seen, play DJ with their iPods, and Matt makes up an excuse for why he missed Chris’s birthday party!
Maria Bamford returns!
Nov 28, 2012 • 82 min
One of our favorites, Maria Bamford, returns to the show! They talk about the similarities before comedy and relationships, her new stand up special and the seriousness of mental health!
Mel Brooks
Nov 26, 2012 • 107 min
Chris, Matt and Jonah sit down with a legend! The amazing Mel Brooks comes on the show to tell some hilarious stories about pitching his movies, how he and Carl Reiner still get each other to laugh and much more!
The Hives
Nov 23, 2012 • 69 min
Pelle Almqvist and Vigilante Carlstroem from the amazing band The Hives were nice enough to sit down with Chris and Jonah before their show at The Wiltern! They talk about the differences between Sweden and Los Angeles, their musical influences, and…
Dave Attell Returns!
Nov 21, 2012 • 65 min
The always hilarious Dave Attell returns to the Nerdist to talk about his favorite porns of all time, his new show Dave’s Old Porn and some more stuff about porn!
Jimmy Kimmel
Nov 19, 2012 • 77 min
The hilarious Jimmy Kimmel is on the show! He sits down with Chris to reminisce about their glamorous days at KROQ, almost getting killed on the job and making his mark in the late night world!
Donkey Sauce
Nov 16, 2012 • 70 min
It’s some more hostful fun to start your weekend! The Nerdist family sits down to talk about serious matters such as questionably named items on menus, the theme to Blossom and, of course, zombies!
Max Landis
Nov 14, 2012 • 94 min
Screenwriter Max Landis sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about the realms of sanity, the different stages of writing and pitching scripts, and they discuss how falling in love and having to use the bathroom can feel similar!
Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly and Sophie Winkleman
Nov 12, 2012 • 74 min
Comedy LEGENDS Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly and Sophie Winkleman sit down with Chris and Jonah to talk about their new project What About Dick, they share some stories from their various comedy careers, and just be insanely hilarious!
Zach Braff
Nov 9, 2012 • 79 min
The awesome Zach Braff is on the show! He sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about how he has the perfect name to say while burping, his love for photography, and growing up as a theater nerd!
Angela Kinsey
Nov 7, 2012 • 70 min
The hilarious and lovely Angela Kinsey hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about what happens when in a group of comedians, getting VIP tours at theme parks and Jonah defends penguins even though everyone else thinks they’re kind of gross!
Kevin Bacon
Nov 5, 2012 • 69 min
All around awesome guy Kevin Bacon invites Chris and Jonah to visit him on set of his new show The Following in New York! Kevin talks about the dangers of New York City back in the day, how he turned Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon into something that helps…
Instagramming Matt
Nov 2, 2012 • 64 min
It’s some hostful goodness to start your weekend right! Jonah talks about his new podcast Jonah Raydio, Matt talks about the new G4, and Chris talks about interior decorating!
Neil deGrasse Tyson returns!
Oct 31, 2012 • 78 min
The amazing and brilliant Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to the Nerdist podcast! He enlightens us even more about current astronomy news and talks to Chris about the reality of Star Trek! Also, stay tuned for a special Halloween ghost story from Liam Lynch…
Anthony Edwards
Oct 29, 2012 • 64 min
The wonderful Anthony Edwards invites Chris to his apartment to talk about his past roles from Revenge of the Nerds to Top Gun to Gotcha to ER to his new show, Zero Hour! Anthony also talks about traveling around the globe and the ways he is trying to…
The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer
Oct 26, 2012 • 66 min
Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) come on the show to talk about their new movie Cloud Atlas! They talk about the different steps in adapting a book into a movie and we find out the real reason why British people are…
Darren Bousman
Oct 24, 2012 • 74 min
Awesome filmmaker (and guy!) Darren Bousman comes on the show to talk about directing the Saw movies, Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil’s Carnival, the rise of the horror movie industry and society’s addiction to technology!
Guillermo del Toro LIVE from NYCC
Oct 22, 2012 • 105 min
This episode of Nerdist from NY Comic Con almost didn’t happen! This amazing show at The Best Buy theater with Guillermo Del Toro, Joel Hodgson and Travis Beacham accidentally didn’t get recorded, but then (thanks to the magic of iPhones and social media)…
Andrew Lincoln
Oct 20, 2012 • 42 min
It’s more goodness from The Walking Dead for your ears! Andrew Lincoln sits down with Chris to talk about all the different sides of his character Rick Grimes in season 2, the arc of the storyline in the show and, of course, killing zombies! WARNING!…
Live at JFL42 with Andy Kindler
Oct 17, 2012 • 72 min
The ridiculously hilarious Andy Kindler is finally on the show! He joins Chris, Matt and Jonah for the live show in Toronto at the JFL42 festival. They talk about writing insulting jokes, make references that Canadians don’t understand, and Andy works out…
Larry King
Oct 15, 2012 • 56 min
The king of interviews, Larry King is on the podcast! He sits down with Chris to talk about some of his most hilarious interviews, living his dream as a broadcaster and his love for making people laugh!
Lauren Cohan
Oct 12, 2012 • 68 min
With the return of The Walking Dead this weekend, who better to have on than Lauren Cohan?! She talks about how her character Maggie kills zombies, living as a nomad and where the cast of The Walking Dead hangs out when they’re not fighting zombies!
Liam Lynch
Oct 10, 2012 • 84 min
Musician, puppeteer, director, writer and all around awesome guy, Liam Lynch, sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about e-cigarettes, favorite music videos and creating songs for Sifl and Olly! Keep listening at the end for a special Dr. Who song by…
Tom Hanks
Oct 8, 2012 • 96 min
Tom Hanks! Tom. Motherf—king. Hanks. What more of a description do you NEED than that? Is the fact that we talk about Tom’s career, NASA logos, Storage Wars, vintage typewriters and blasting caps going to influence your decision any further to enjoy this…
Joe Casey
Oct 5, 2012 • 83 min
Comic book writer from Man of Action Studios (Wildcats 3.0, Uncanny X-Men, Adventures of Superman and more!) Joe Casey sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah! Chris and Joe bond over living in Tennessee, Joe talks about creating comic books and Chris is…
Rich Sommer returns
Oct 3, 2012 • 77 min
Rich Sommer returns to the show! He talks about receiving Mad Men fan art, tells the story of meeting Sigourney Weaver and they ask Siri some questions!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Oct 1, 2012 • 65 min
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stops by the show talk about the benefits of learning a dead language, his love for Dungeons & Dragons and playing a character who is trying to assassinate himself in Looper, out in theaters now!
Sara Watkins
Sep 28, 2012 • 95 min
The wonderful Sara Watkins sits down with Chris, Matt and special guest host Paul F. Tompkins to talk about being a singer, songwriter AND fiddler. We also learn what the “F” stands for in Paul’s name and Sara plays us a few songs at Bedrock Studios in LA!
Justin Willman
Sep 26, 2012 • 70 min
The magical (seriously, he’s a magician!) Justin Willman sits down with the guys to talk about different magic tricks he has done over the years, what the magic community is like and Justin talks about his upcoming show at Club Nokia in LA on September…
The Dork Fork Thing
Sep 24, 2012 • 62 min
Some hostful goodness to start off your week! Chris got his back waxed, Jonah talks about turning 30 and Andie Bolt comes on the show to talk about Dork Fork for a bit!
Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman
Sep 21, 2012 • 88 min
Rob Burnett, EP of The Late Show with David Letterman, and Jon Beckerman, writer on Letterman, sit down with Chris to talk about working on the show for 20 years, how to write the perfect Top Ten list and their new movie “We Made This Movie!” They also…
Anna Kendrick
Sep 19, 2012 • 74 min
The delightful Anna Kendrick sits down with Chris to discuss how they met shooting the Ben Folds/Fraggles music video, the anxiety of being nominated for an Academy Award and they talk about their different tactics for arguing!
Ben Folds and Fraggles
Sep 17, 2012 • 75 min
Ben Folds comes on the podcast to talk about the new Nerdist-produced video we made with him and the Fraggles for the first track “Do It Anyway” from the new Ben Folds Five album “The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind” (which is amazing)! And stay tuned for a…
Michael Dorn
Sep 14, 2012 • 77 min
Another Star Trek alum is on the show! Michael Dorn comes on the show to talk about playing Worf, fighter flying planes and eating root vegetables!
Comedy Mutant
Sep 12, 2012 • 81 min
It’s one big comedian hangout on today’s podcast! Brian Posehn, Pete Holmes, Fortune Feimster and Ron Funches sit down with Chris and Matt to talk about their upcoming show Comedy Mutant at Club Nokia Friday September 21st. They also share stories from…
Henry Rollins
Sep 10, 2012 • 102 min
Musician, writer, spoken word artist, activist and all around AMAZING guy, Henry Rollins is on the show! He sits down with Chris, Jonah and Nerdtern Kyle Clark to talk about being a workaholic, the music industry and how Kyle and his family are such big…
Bad Dovahkiins - Theme from “COPS: Skyrim”
Sep 8, 2012 • 1 min
Hey Podcastinauts! “COPS: Skyrim” is a show on the Nerdist YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) that I am thrilled we are putting out, having been obsessed with Skyrim since it came out last November (Dark Elf Mage, Level 46). When Bryan Basham…
Ambassador Class
Sep 7, 2012 • 67 min
John Barrowman drops by for a few minutes to talk about special in-flight services. When the hostful resumes, Chris has close-quarters social anxiety, Jonah recaps FYF Fest and Matt FINALLY sees Dark Knight Rises.
Mike Birbiglia 3peat
Sep 5, 2012 • 70 min
Birbigs 3peats on the Nerdist Podcast to discuss his critically acclaimed new film “Sleepwalk With Me”. Mild but not Earth-shattering spoilers ensue and in between jokes about using babies as camera phones the guys actually get into some…
Harry Shearer
Sep 3, 2012 • 91 min
The hilarious Harry Shearer comes on the show to talk about his amazing career, where ideas like Spinal Tap came from and we play a song from his new album Can’t Take a Hint!
Gangnam Style
Aug 31, 2012 • 58 min
It’s some hostful goodness to start off your weekend! Everyone enjoys to some world music, Matt and Jonah argue about movies and Chris talks about going to Dr. Who premiere!
Alton Brown
Aug 29, 2012 • 77 min
Alton Brown sits down with Matt and Chris to talk all things food and cooking! They also talk about Dr. Who, of course, and how Alton flies his own planes!
Steve Jones
Aug 27, 2012 • 76 min
The amazing Steve Jones sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk Sex Pistols, Jonesy’s Jukebox and what punk rock is all about. Also, find out who Jonesy has been in—the answers may surprise and delight you!
Joel Hodgson
Aug 24, 2012 • 75 min
Joel Hodgson hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to discuss Mystery Science Theater 3000! They also talk about how bad weather inspires creativity and Joel does an impression of Jonah doing an impression of Joel!
Two Tickets
Aug 22, 2012 • 73 min
It’s some hostful goodness for your listening pleasure! Matt went on vacation near Los Angeles, Jonah talks about his quest to feed the homeless and Chris has two tickets to somewhere!
Joan Rivers
Aug 20, 2012 • 73 min
The hilarious and wonderful Joan Rivers is FINALLY on the podcast! She sits down with Chris and Jonah to discuss her early days in comedy, her views on how the internet is changing the entertainment industry and how she earned her reputation in the comedy…
Carla Gugino
Aug 17, 2012 • 78 min
The extremely talented Carla Gugino sat down with Chris and Matt to talk about their love for Comic-Con, The Rock and her new series Political Animals and movie Hotel Noir!
Dr. Demento
Aug 15, 2012 • 74 min
The amazing Dr. Demento was kind enough to take a break from his own show and come on the podcast! Chris and Jonah profess their love for the doctor, Dan Pasternack joins in the discussion of favorite comedy albums and Matt Bennett stops by a bit!
Aisha Tyler returns
Aug 13, 2012 • 45 min
The wonderful and hilarious Aisha Tyler returns to the show to talk and play video games with Chris and admit just how big a nerd she was as a kid!
Live from Houston!
Aug 10, 2012 • 86 min
Live from Fitzgerald’s in Houston, Texas it’s Chris, Jonah and Matt! They talk about their favorite last lines of horror movies, talk to a teacher audience member and take some Quemments!
Thomas Jane
Aug 8, 2012 • 77 min
Thomas Jane (and a special super cute guest of his) sit down with Chris and Matt to talk about Deep Blue Sea, the DIY revolution in the film industry and the Thomas’s KickStarter for his video game Bad Planet!
Will Ferrell
Aug 6, 2012 • 87 min
The always hilarious Will Ferrell came into our Meltdown studio to talk about the first 45 minutes of the movie Speed, tell some stories from Saturday Night Live and how he really wanted to take square-dancing classes as a kid!
John K.
Aug 3, 2012 • 87 min
The amazing John Kricfalusi comes to our Nerdmelt space with Chris and Jonah to talk about Ren & Stimpy, working with Ralph Bakshi, Laverne & Shirley in Space and the time he and Bob Clampett hijacked a parade float. PLUS! More George Liquor? Hopefully!…
Bloody Gauze
Aug 1, 2012 • 63 min
It’s some hostful goodness for your ears! Chris and Matt discuss the mystery of ET video game, Jonah had his wisdom teeth taken out, and they talk about not caring about the Olympics!
Bill Nye
Jul 30, 2012 • 80 min
Bill Nye the Science Guy is finally on the podcast! Bill talks about his friendship with Carl Sagan, why science is the best idea EVER and a very special announcement about the return of the Science Guy videos!
Diani & Devine
Jul 27, 2012 • 76 min
Gabe Diani & Etta Devine are a wonderfully hilarious comedy team and longtime friends of Chris (Nerdist Stand-Up Cluster 2). They ran a successful kickstarter campaign to make “Huck Finn: Robotic Edition” and are currently raising money to get their film…
Richard Ayoade
Jul 25, 2012 • 60 min
Everyone is really excited actor and “British Podcast Ambassador” Richard Ayoade is on the show! They discuss their favorite Olympic sports, how British people deal with stress and how Richard got into directing music videos!
Michael McDonald
Jul 23, 2012 • 70 min
The delightful and hilarious Michael McDonald stops by the show! He and Chris reminisce about their days at The Groundlings, the craft of learning improv, how he created characters for Mad TV and more!
Airport Intro
Jul 20, 2012 • 75 min
Everyone recaps their Comic-Con weekend, Jonah admits to sneaking into some parties and Chris and Jonah discuss Matt’s charmed life!
Greg Proops
Jul 18, 2012 • 80 min
The always hilarious Greg Proops comes on the show to talk all sorts of things with Chris. They discuss history, appropriate man luggage, and social censorship!
Live from SDCC
Jul 16, 2012 • 97 min
Did you get to enjoy the Nerdist Live at the Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego this past weekend? Well, even if you weren’t there, now you can hear it! John Barrowman and Gary Dell’abate come on to discuss shitting in front of significant others, help…
Matt Braunger
Jul 13, 2012 • 63 min
Hilarious comedian and friend Matt Braunger comes on the show to discuss addictions to chai tea, swearing at Disneyland and his new Comedy Central special Shovel Fighter!
Complaint Unit for Nerdist Trollery
Jul 11, 2012 • 64 min
It’s some hostful goodness for your listening pleasure! Chris, Jonah and Matt talk about running in “Course of the Force”, Matt went on “vacation” and Jonah talks about a new band he’s listening to!
LeVar Burton
Jul 9, 2012 • 64 min
THE LeVar Burton is finally on the show! Chris and Matt geek out with questions about Star Trek: The Next Generation, they ponder why Geordi never got any action on the show, and LeVar talks about the affect Roots had on his life!
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
Jul 6, 2012 • 72 min
The hilarious Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein tell us how they come up with ideas for “Portlandia”, Fred talks about his days in the Blue Man Group and we learn that old people love listening to The Nerdist!
Billy West and John DiMaggio
Jul 2, 2012 • 83 min
Get ready to hear some impressions, voices and bits! Billy West and John DiMaggio come on the show to fake some calls, do voices from Futurama and tell some hilarious stories!
Sensual Moments
Jun 29, 2012 • 66 min
Jonah talks about bad songs to play at weddings, everyone talks about their Comic-Con plans and Chris has an idea for a new one man show!
Epic Meal Time
Jun 27, 2012 • 56 min
Harley Morenstein comes on the podcast to talk bacon, bacon and more bacon. There’s also talk about how he started Epic Meal Time, Matt invents a sandwich, and Tyler Lemco, also of Epic Meal Time, hangs out for a bit, too!
James Gunn
Jun 25, 2012 • 81 min
James Gunn comes on the podcast to talk about his new video game “Lollipop Chainsaw”, everyone talks about their coffee addictions and talk about all their favorite TV shows right now!
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Jun 22, 2012 • 70 min
The hilarious and wonderful Mary Lynn Rajskub comes on the show! She catches up on her friendship with Chris, tells stories from her waitress days at The Hard Rock Cafe, and sings a little song!
Ghost Lube
Jun 20, 2012 • 73 min
Jonah shares a conspiracy theory, Chris makes an announcement about a sporting event he is going to partake in and some of your Quemments are answered!
Jorge Garcia
Jun 18, 2012 • 80 min
Jorge Garcia (Hurley from LOST and fan of this very podcast!) sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about strange vending machines, his career journey to LOST and living in Hawaii!
Billy Hardwick
Jun 15, 2012 • 110 min
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!! It’s a special episode with Chris’s dad (and Hall of Fame professional bowler), Billy Hardwick! It’s a longer episode, but a great and personal one full of stories about the pro bowlers’ tour, Hardwick family origins, overcoming…
Live from LA!
Jun 13, 2012 • 73 min
It’s the fun filled live show from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles! Andy Richter tells some funny stories, Dave Hill shreds on his guitar and The Duke Spirit play a few songs! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio…
Ray Romano and Tom Caltabiano
Jun 11, 2012 • 83 min
Ray Romano and his friend and touring partner Tom Caltabiano sit down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about their new documentary 95 Miles to Go, their beginnings in comedy and Ray tells the story of where the name “Everybody Loves Raymond” came from!
Sklar Brothers
Jun 8, 2012 • 63 min
The hilarious twins Randy and Jason Sklar come on to talk sports (yes, sports!) with Matt, they come up with cat based web video and discuss their new show United Stats of America, now on The History Channel!
Patrick Roadhouse
Jun 6, 2012 • 65 min
Another fun filled hostful episode! Matt got a new guitar and plays some songs, Jonah and Chris sing along, and Jonah talks about a recent movie he saw!
Aaron Paul
Jun 4, 2012 • 56 min
Chris, Matt and Jonah sit down with Aaron Paul in the back of a bowling alley in New Mexico to talk about all the exciting things to do in Albuquerque, his days as a radio mascot and, of course, Breaking Bad! Watch Aaron and the rest of the Breaking Bad…
Eric McCormack
Jun 1, 2012 • 56 min
Chris sits down with Eric McCormack on Broadway! Eric talks about his new play The Best Man, his knack for recognizing actors only from their obscure roles and how watching cartoons has inspired him!
Brent Spiner
May 30, 2012 • 60 min
The guys interrogate each other live in Phoenix, Arizona! And Brent Spiner joins the show to talk about deciding between Night Court and Star Trek, cop shows in the 1970’s, and the art of doing impressions!
Billy Eichner
May 25, 2012 • 65 min
Billy Eichner talks about growing up from a strange, fat, Jewish kid in New York to having his own show, Funny or Die’s Billy on the Streets! There’s also talk about destination weddings, Jonah brags about reading and Billy tells some hilarious stories…
Scott Aukerman
May 23, 2012 • 71 min
Longtime friend and comedian Scott Aukerman comes on the show to talk about his new show Comedy Bang Bang on IFC, the dangers of the ‘cough button’ while recording and reminisce about the past with Chris!
Ana Gasteyer
May 21, 2012 • 81 min
The hilarious Ana Gasteyer sits down to talk about her start with Groundlings, the comedic differences between stand up and improv and being on the show “Suburgatory”! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter…
Mr. Minstrel
May 18, 2012 • 55 min
Treat your ears to some hostful goodness, with beats provided by Jonah and Matt, answers to your Quemments, and Jonah tells us the origin of zombies!
Michael Emerson
May 16, 2012 • 60 min
Michael Emerson endures much LOST-nerding from Chris and Jonah. The conversation drifts into intense character acting, potentially casting Michael as a sentient house, and fond Hawaiian memories.
Tina Fey
May 14, 2012 • 64 min
The amazing, hilarious and very talented Tina Fey is on the podcast! Chris talks to her about the difficulties of driving in New York City and how she balances writing movies, TV shows, acting and having a family all at once! Also, the penile special fx…
Cara Santa Maria
May 11, 2012 • 78 min
Neuroscientist and science educator, Cara Santa Maria, sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about asking strange questions at museums, how Cara teaches science to non-scientists, and where conscientiousness comes from! This episode is brought to you by…
Gersberms
May 9, 2012 • 57 min
Matt and Jonah reminisce about some bad Chinese food they ate in Boston, everyone talks about the recent loss of MCA from The Beastie Boys, and Matt’s stomach is still very upset.
John Lithgow
May 7, 2012 • 68 min
The immensely talented John Lithgow sits down with Chris in NYC to talk about how he got into acting, his appreciation and love for the art of comedy and his role in The Columnist, now on Broadway! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on…
Airplane!
May 4, 2012 • 72 min
Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams & David Zucker, ask ZAZ, wrote and directed Airplane!—one of the most influential comedies in the history of film. This was a panel at SF Sketchfest way back in January of 2011 after an incredible screening of the film at the…
Seth Green
May 2, 2012 • 70 min
Seth Green is finally on the show! He talks about juggling multiple jobs at once, the days of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the art of toy collecting!
Kevin Smith 2
Apr 30, 2012 • 82 min
It’s the 200th episode!! And who better to have that Kevin Smith?! There’s talk about the world of podcasting, Star Trek and stealing stuff from DisneyWorld! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to…
Romany Malco
Apr 27, 2012 • 71 min
Actor, rapper entrepreneur and overall awesome guy Romany Malco comes on the show! He talks about using the internet as a platform to advertise ideas, does some accents for us and talks about choosing the roles he does. And who is the mysterious Tony???…
Tim Meadows
Apr 25, 2012 • 64 min
Tim Meadows visits Minneapolis with us! There’s talk about Saturday Night Live, the inception of “The Ladies Man” and special guest, Doug Benson, joins the show to help take some quemments! Recorded on March 30, 2012 at The Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.
Jon Hamm #2
Apr 23, 2012 • 55 min
Straight from the Granada Room at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, it’s another episode with Jon Hamm! Jon, Chris and Jonah sit down to talk about Mad Men, the Harlem Globetrotters and the existential Three Stooges! And there’s fart noises!
Live from Chicago!
Apr 20, 2012 • 85 min
While in Chicago for C2E2, Chris, Jonah, Matt and special guest Alison Haislip did a live show at the Vic Theater! They talk about all the shows on the YouTube channel, Matt has a great idea for a book and Jonah tells a story about pissing off Star Wars…
Penn Jillette
Apr 18, 2012 • 73 min
We love Penn Jillette so much, we invited him back to the show already! This time, Penn tells some stories about Dean Martin, motorcycle gangs and he tells the trick to getting good at card tricks!
Tenacious D
Apr 16, 2012 • 86 min
Jack Black & Kyle Gass join Chris & Jonah at Swinghouse Studios in Los Angeles for a chitty chat about country music, making fun of other bands, and how to approach Michael Stipe at a party. PLUS! The D perform a couple of songs from their fantastic new…
Bobcat Goldthwait
Apr 13, 2012 • 82 min
Bobcat Goldthwait is on the show! He tells some amazing directing stories, talks about music and his new movie “God Bless America”!
Jim Gaffigan
Apr 11, 2012 • 76 min
The hilarious and brilliant Jim Gaffigan returns to the show to talk about his new special, Mr. Universe, the growth of comedy over the years and eating healthy!
Morgan Spurlock
Apr 9, 2012 • 68 min
Filmmaker and super awesome guy Morgan Spurlock comes on the show to talk about his new movie Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, how Las Vegas never got their Star Trek Enterprise attraction and the importance of nerd culture! This episode is brought to…
Scott Sigler
Apr 6, 2012 • 66 min
Scott Sigler returns to The Nerdist to discuss what he’s learned about the internet over the years, the process of getting projects made in Hollywood and even some sports?!
Methio
Apr 4, 2012 • 72 min
Chris tells us about the hit and run to his rental car, Jonah talks about his new favorite show and Matt had to leave early to shoot b-roll.
Marc Maron
Apr 2, 2012 • 83 min
Fellow podcaster and comedian extraordinaire Marc Maron joins the guys for some hilarious podcast overload. They talk comedy, sobriety and, of course, podcasting!
Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche
Mar 30, 2012 • 73 min
Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche are LEGENDS of the voice over world. Between the two, you’ve heard them in Animaniacs, Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Neutron, The Simpsons, Back at the Barnyard, Justice League, Dexter’s Lab, Ultimate Spiderman, Futurama, Looney…
Live from Austin, TX
Mar 28, 2012 • 74 min
It’s some hostful goodness live from Austin, Texas! The guys talk pizza, do a sing-a-long with the audience and take some quemments!
Tom Papa
Mar 26, 2012 • 70 min
Tom Papa comes on the show to discuss his new show The Naked Truth, his reaction to being called an asshole on stage and his theory on the pros and cons of being an in-shape comedian! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio…
Key & Peele
Mar 23, 2012 • 67 min
Super funny gentlemen Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele of the aptly named Key & Peele on Comedy Central talk about Michael Winslow, escalating sketch comedy and the hit television show Solid Gold. They are INCREDIBLY cool and bring a fantastic…
Nuclear Wessel
Mar 21, 2012 • 74 min
In today’s “Mostful” episode, Chris writes a new theme song for the show, Jonah shows his Hawaiian pride and Matt is going to take a vacation. And comedian Moshe Kasher drops by to say hi and talk about his new book, Kasher in the Rye!
Neil Patrick Harris
Mar 19, 2012 • 101 min
Chris sits down the enormously talented Neil Patrick Harris to talk about magic, growing up in Hollywood and Neil’s new show that will be on the Nerdist YouTube Channel! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter…
Rob Riggle
Mar 16, 2012 • 64 min
The super funny Rob Riggle comes on the show to discuss sports and comedy, the time Matt fixed his computer at the Apple store and his new movie 21 Jump Street, in theaters now!
Baratunde
Mar 14, 2012 • 77 min
Baratunde, co-founder of Jack and Jill Politics and Director of Digital for The Onion sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about Baratunde’s book “How To Be Black”, Matt tells us how much caskets cost and everyone talks political activism!
Tim and Eric
Mar 12, 2012 • 57 min
Tim and Eric come on the show to talk about their new movie “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie”, throwing pizza at audiences and what movies hold up today! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com!
They Might Be Giants
Mar 9, 2012 • 76 min
Chris hangs out with the Johns (Linnell and Flansburgh) in Santa Cruz before their show to talk about They Might Be Giants, podcasting and creating music that cannot be categorized.
Phil Plait Live in Boulder
Mar 7, 2012 • 88 min
It’s the Nerdist podcast live from beautiful Boulder, Colorado! With special science guest Phil Plait, aka, The Bad Astronomer!
Danica McKellar
Mar 5, 2012 • 68 min
The guys sit down with Danica McKellar for a stellar conversation about growing up Winnie Cooper, her passion for math and how to give children confidence through education. Danica is WAY smart. She has a theorem named after her for crapsake! This ep…
Cake
Mar 2, 2012 • 62 min
Chris and Matt go to the Palladium to sit down with Cake’s John McCrea! They talk the politics of being a musician, how Cake came to be and being on the road! Make sure to listen until the end for a couple songs from the sound check!
Who Said That?
Feb 29, 2012 • 68 min
Chris talks about The Walking Dead panel in Oakland, Jonah has gotten lots of music for Jonah Raydio, and Matt is bad at bowling. And the guys tell stories of legendary Hollywood mogul Leo Murray!
Willem Dafoe
Feb 27, 2012 • 51 min
A sit-down chat with Willem Dafoe about emotional flexibility, Appleton, Wisconsin, and giant billboards. He also gives us a glimpse of what’s going on inside the head of the Green Goblin and talks about a brush with a stand-up comedy career. This episode…
Ellie Kemper
Feb 24, 2012 • 80 min
The amazing and hilarious Ellie Kemper—whom you probably have seen being really funny in Bridesmaids & The Office—joins us to talk about women in comedy, our favorite Moby songs and bumper stickers. And then we take a picture in the bathroom!
Lunch & Fighting
Feb 22, 2012 • 65 min
Chris tells how his stand-up special went, Jonah talks about mustaches and plaid shirts and Matt comes up with the best album title ever!
Seth Meyers
Feb 20, 2012 • 58 min
Chris sits down with Seth Meyers in the Saturday Night Live green room to talk about what it means to be famous, Seth’s speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner and, of course, SNL!
Wilco
Feb 17, 2012 • 69 min
Chris, Jonah and Wil Wheaton (who sat in for Matt Mira) hung out with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy for an amazingly in depth chat about his path to becoming a musician and how his kids like having a rockstar for a dad. Make sure to stick around at the end for a…
Hair Drapes
Feb 15, 2012 • 75 min
Jonah, Matt and I actually talk about diets and hair. How very “Sex and the City” of us. No one’s the Samantha, though. I think we’re all Mirandas. WHAT AM I SAYING?? Fun quemments, and then Jonah talks about his new podcast “Jonah Raydio” which will…
Conan O’Brien
Feb 13, 2012 • 89 min
Conan talks about comedy writing, The Simpsons, The Tonight Show debacle, and the process of making a daily show. He also opens up about anxiety and perfectionism in this FANTASTIC and hilarious chat.
Sound Board
Feb 10, 2012 • 63 min
Chris, Jonah and Matt talk about the SF Sketchfest shows, what would happen if Jonah was no longer on the show and Chris makes a few exciting announcements!
Jenna Elfman
Feb 7, 2012 • 65 min
The lovely Jenna Elfman talks about having a trucker mouth, getting into acting and tweeting from the marital bed!
Fred Stoller
Feb 3, 2012 • 77 min
Comedian Fred Stoller accidentally challenged the ‘nerdism’ of The Nerdist while on another podcast, so he comes on to talk nerdy stuff and promote his new book “My Seinfeld Year”, now available on the Kindle!
Bob Odenkirk
Feb 1, 2012 • 80 min
The hilariously talented Bob Odenkirk tells the story of his mom seeing his stand up for the first time, and talks about working on Breaking Bad when he didn’t know what was happening on the show.
Señor Dick
Jan 27, 2012 • 70 min
Chris ponders the psychology of stage-hogging, Jonah recounts his trip to a wedding in Jamaica, and Matt Mira gets an apartment with Greta. PLUS! Nerdist TV show writer Kristen Rutherford pops by and talks about teaching her baby sign language.
Stephen Merchant
Jan 24, 2012 • 39 min
The lads visit Stephen Merchant in his luxurious hotel villa to chat about Wheatley, the pilot for “The Office,” Karl Pilkington, and going on a milk bender.
Graham Elwood
Jan 21, 2012 • 65 min
Our dear old friend Graham Elwood from the Comedy Film Nerd podcast tells fascinating stories about performing in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Scott Ian
Jan 17, 2012 • 68 min
Scott Ian of Anthrax talks about zombies, Sam Kinison, and Chuck D’s suprising main influence.
930 Club: Live in DC!
Jan 13, 2012 • 75 min
Recorded LIVE in DC on January 6! About 700 people showed up to this one and it was a BLAST and a half. Also, when we found out MAGFest (Music and Gaming Fest) was going on at the same time we were able to wrangle some special guests who may be relevant…
Connie Britton
Jan 10, 2012 • 70 min
Connie Britton talks about transitioning from the sitcom world to shows you may have heard of like “Friday Night Lights” and “American Horror Story”. AND she’s a twin. PLUS she spent two years in the bureaucratic brambles of the African adoption system to…
David Cross
Jan 6, 2012 • 71 min
David talks Mr. Show, Arrested Development, Todd Margaret, getting stuck on cruiseships and the whimsy of Squagles. He was also very patient and kind considering that Chris & Jonah were 30 minutes late. IT WASN’T THEIR FAULT. But it’s still not okay.…
Tim Minchin
Jan 2, 2012 • 69 min
Chris goes to London and sits down with Tim Minchin because standing to podcast is weird. Tim talks comedy in Perth, Edinburgh, and the Higgs Boson. Fill your brain withi his brilliant musicianship/comedyism at timminchin.com.
Stand-Up Cluster 2
Dec 27, 2011 • 119 min
Our last show of 2011 brings our 2nd annual stand-up comedy showcase (showcast?)! Please enjoy: Pete Holmes, Jim Hamilton, Matt Mira, Hampton Yount, Diani & Devine, Rory Scovel, Jared Logan, Brent Weinbach, and Adam Cayton-Holland. Thanks to Jonah Ray,…
David Tennant
Dec 24, 2011 • 76 min
Yes! The 10th Doctor himself, David Tennant, in a sit down chat with Chris in a very posh English library! This is the full unedited audio from the segment on the Nerdist TV show (originally aired 12/24 on BBC America, probably available on iTunes now).…
Happy Everything!
Dec 23, 2011 • 70 min
Our last hostful podcast of 2011 finds Chris with a stand-up related announcement, Jonah living next door to an ex-crackhouse and Matt with a medical..um…”issue” that he refuses to get looked at. Also, Michael Yo comes into the studio to fetch his keys &…
Michael Rooker
Dec 20, 2011 • 67 min
Michael Rooker is an actor who has been in EVERYTHING. Most recently he played lovable redneck Merle on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. In this ep, he talks about how he almost didn’t get the part because of an 18 year old snafu, why he bought a public outdoor…
Marvin E. Quasniki
Dec 17, 2011 • 49 min
It’s a 2/3 hostful episode as Jonah fights the plague in a quarantined facility. Or it’s just a bad cold. What do I need to do, get details for EVERYTHING? Engineer Nick pops on, Chris talks about London and presidential candidate Marvin E. Quasniki lays…
JJ Abrams
Dec 12, 2011 • 62 min
Chris & Jonah have a cheerful sit down with JJ to dicuss the Twilight Zone, Felicity’s secret life and working with Spielberg. This episode is so hearty, you’ll rub your tummy in satisfaction upon its completion!
Joel David Moore
Dec 10, 2011 • 78 min
Actor Joel Moore is a terrificly funny dude who discusses his jump from doing tons of commercials to tv guest spots to films like “Avatar”. And, why it would be horrible to be “leading man” in the entertainment biz. Plus! Sailor Moon-ism! Take a walk down…
Jimmy Pardo
Dec 6, 2011 • 72 min
Jimmy Pardo, one of the best comics you could get to see perform live, is a pioneer in the comedian-having-a-podcast field with “Never Not Funny”. In this ep, he chats about road gigs, the NNF origin story and getting tattoos in your 40s. Also, FLARB!
Iron Horse
Dec 2, 2011 • 72 min
Live in Northampton, Massachusetts at the intimate and legendary “Iron Horse”! Talk of sausages! Dueling Jeff Goldblums! And in-person quemments! This show was a creamy pile of awesome with hug jimmies on top.
Kurt Loder
Nov 29, 2011 • 67 min
MTV News legend and gracious dude Kurt Loder chats about piloting Rolling Stone in the 80s, newsing it up at MTV in the 90s, and an obsession with films that supports his new book “The Good, The Bad and the Godawful: 21st Century Movie Reviews”.
Tigers & Traffic
Nov 25, 2011 • 62 min
Chris casts fire hands through Skyrim with his Dark Elf Mage, Jiene Wyldre, Jonah discovers rowing and Matt hates his middle name (but still loves Dave Matthews Band). PLUS! Nick talks old timey radios. AND! Banks are sluts. All shall be explained in this…
Jenny Wade
Nov 23, 2011 • 71 min
The delightful and hilarious Jenny Wade teaches the boys about butt candy and how to speak Japanese! This is an episode you’ll want to file the adoption papers for immediately!
The Peter Problem
Nov 18, 2011 • 55 min
New Nerdist Podcast Live dates announced! Plus, Matt collects WAY too many left-handed guitars. AND a FASCINATING deep-dive into the inner workings of Wikipedia with Nerdist Podcast listener and volunteer Wikipedian Ted!
Dave Attell
Nov 14, 2011 • 76 min
Dave Attell! Truly one of the best comics working today. We were honored to have him on to chat about comedy, weird television and vintage skin flicks. His new show “Dave’s Old Porn” premiered on Showtime earlier this Fall so if you get a chance, watch…
Dana Gould
Nov 11, 2011 • 79 min
Comedian Dana Gould joins the lads to discuss Planet of the Apes, caring for Vampira, writing stand-up and producing The Simpsons. Also, what to do with a bag of pee! Sit back and let the dulcet tones of podcastness flood your ears and brain…
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nov 8, 2011 • 63 min
Matt and I ventured to New York to chat up one of their favorite people Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is always the smartest person in the room. Any room. Dr. Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and…
Fire Pit
Nov 5, 2011 • 56 min
Chris apologizes profusely and gives more information about the rescheduled shows in DC & Northampton, Jonah thinks Matt blew him off for a party and Matt makes a disturbing proposition.
Veronica Belmont
Oct 31, 2011 • 69 min
Recorded live at the California Academy of Sciences for SF Sketchfest! This was done in the African Hall amidst a collection of animal exhibits, but we on the Nerdist podcast managed to capture the finest exhibit of all—the unruly and wild VERONICA…
Live in Portland!
Oct 28, 2011 • 82 min
The Nerdist Podcast is now on tour! This is a hostful episode from our recent live show in Portland. The weather was beautiful and the crowd was AMAZINGTOWN. Also, a very special thing happens at the end. We happily lick you with doggie kisses, Portland!!!
TJ Miller
Oct 24, 2011 • 69 min
Comedian TJ Miller talks about releasing a weird rap album, wearing tuxedos in the morning and why he did Yogi Bear. We found him to be a very sweet guy who is quite methodical about his madness!
John Hodgman
Oct 21, 2011 • 91 min
Hodgman talks moustaches, Steve Jobs, and his new book “That Is All,” available Nov. 1. If you listened to the Neil Gaiman episode then you already know that Hodgman is both spirit and flesh and exists everywhere and nowhere. He must be feared and…
Catholic Crusader
Oct 17, 2011 • 53 min
Chris freaks out about his book being a real thing, Jonah is late, Nick pops on to say hi and Matt REALLY wants to appear in his hometown newsletter.
Ben Folds
Oct 11, 2011 • 112 min
The superbly awesometastic Ben Folds joins us at Swinghouse Studios in LA to chat about song writing, the sexual exploits of Superman, William Shatner and helicopter rides. PLUS details on the upcoming Ben Folds 5 reunion. ALSO an A.MA.ZING live…
Greta’s Calling!
Oct 7, 2011 • 64 min
Chris is psyched up for New York Comic-con, Jonah weighs in about a zombie-run record store and Matt takes a call from his girlfriend.
Penn & Teller
Oct 4, 2011 • 81 min
Okay! It’s really a solo Penn Jillette show. But I knew Teller wouldn’t talk anyway so I just listed it as “Penn & Teller”. Thought that would be clever and amusing. As I’m typing it, I can see now that I was wrong. Too lazy to delete it all and start…
Emma Caulfield
Oct 2, 2011 • 88 min
The lovely and hilarious Emma Caulfield joins us to chat about transitioning out of “Buffy” and into the business of building her career as a producer and actress with “Bandwagon” and other cool projects. Plus! Chili talk! Also, weather with Sunny Showers…
Donut Muffin
Sep 30, 2011 • 65 min
Talk of the recently aired Nerdist TV show and upcoming Walking Dead aftershow. Jonah starts a new job next week and Matt is working WHILE he’s podcasting! A very industrious episode of the Nerdist Podcast padded with silliness and general chimpery. Btw,…
The Guild
Sep 28, 2011 • 75 min
Yes! The entire cast of The Guild! Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis, Amy Okuda, Robin Thorsen and Vincent Caso crammed onto our tiny stage at NerdMelt in LA to record this show for 150 enthusiastic Guild fans. Heads up fer youngins! There’s some…
Hola Mindy!
Sep 23, 2011 • 68 min
The guys talk about Philadelphia, the upcoming Nerdist TV show, and the recent Stitcher Radio controversy. Plus! What’s a Cockadoodle? AND! Nerdist Podcast charity auction winner Mindy Holahan drops by and bears awesometastic gifts! Think of it as a…
Tom Wilson
Sep 21, 2011 • 80 min
Tom Wilson talks about performing at the Comedy Store in the early 80s, creating his gorgeous pop art and the audition process for “Back to the Future.” Tom is such a terrific guy and we absolutely LOVED recording this episode with him! Like, this will go…
Tom Green
Sep 16, 2011 • 57 min
Tom Green chats about becoming a 10-year overnight success, American football and the misconception of Canada as ‘Merica’s li’l brother. A fascinatingly serious interview! A darker shade of Green, if you will. Ugh. I already regret typing that. And yet, I…
Big Bang Theory
Sep 14, 2011 • 58 min
Yes! The cast of the “Big Bang Theory”! All of them!!! Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch. Also on hand were EPs Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steve Molaro. Recorded at San Diego Comic-con…
Bill Burr & Reggie Watts
Sep 10, 2011 • 80 min
Recorded at Just for Laughs Montreal on July 30th, 2011
Sir Patrick Stewart
Sep 5, 2011 • 44 min
Sir Patrick Stewart and his son Daniel join Chris to talk about being serious on the set of ST:TNG, almost passing up Xmen, Ricky Gervais, and meeting the queen of England. Deep down Chris really wanted to pitch a Star Trek-theme knitting studio called…
Death Dedication
Sep 2, 2011 • 68 min
Chris wishes he had had sex with Cloris Leachman in the 50s, our studio mate Nick grows a goatee, Jonah recounts his VMA experience, and Matt is dizzy because he doesn’t take care of himself.
Bryan Cranston
Aug 29, 2011 • 76 min
Bryan Cranston talks “Breaking Bad,” finding Hal’s center on “Malcolm”, getting a call from Tom Hanks to play Buzz Aldrin, and marketing his exciting new culinary treat. Special unexpected but welcome appearances by Rainn Wilson and Phoenix Jones! This…
Vajonah
Aug 26, 2011 • 59 min
DAMMIT if we aren’t determined to make a nickname for Jonah stick!!! PLUS, a user-submitted “Fats of Pie” theme song!
Tom Lennon & Ben Garant
Aug 23, 2011 • 99 min
The Nerdist Podcast’s very first guest, Tom Lennon, returns with “Reno 911” co-star and writing partner Ben Garant for a live show at NerdMelt to chat about their new book “Writing Movies For Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office…
Aisha Tyler
Aug 20, 2011 • 91 min
Aisha Tyler joins the boys of Nerdist in a discussion that grazes the topics of mini-puking, Talk Soup, LAN gaming, the San Francisco comedy scene in the 90s, and her time as a website designer. Check out Aisha’s new podcast “Girl on Guy”, available where…
The Walking Dead Panel SDCC ‘11
Aug 16, 2011 • 50 min
Here it is! The audio from The Walking Dead panel at San Diego Comic-con 2011!! Chris moderates Robert Kirkman, Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and cast members Andrew Lincoln​ (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal​ (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies​…
Casa de Queso
Aug 13, 2011 • 71 min
What is cottage cheese? Where do all of the “Planet of the Apes” apes come from? How does the Holodeck work? Will Matt’s dad ever speak to him again??? ANSWER: Listen to this episode to find out.
Mike Birbiglia Returns!
Aug 9, 2011 • 72 min
Birbigs makes his second appearance on the podcast!
The Dork Backward
Aug 6, 2011 • 67 min
Chris recounts Montreal! Jonah was in a band with Fairuza Balk! Matt gets a new job!!! Action-PACKED Hostful goodness!
Rifftrax, Kevin Pereira, Judah Friedlander Live at SDCC ‘11
Aug 3, 2011 • 117 min
It’s the second Nerdist Podcast live from San Diego ComicCon! Joining the show is Kevin Pereira, Judah Friedlander and the guys from RiffTrax, plus some very special guests! They tell stories from the convention, Jonah and Matt find out which fans are on…
Todd Glass
Jul 29, 2011 • 75 min
Todd Glass (one of our favorite comedians) joins the show to talk about recording podcasts, performing at horrible corporate gigs, Todd’s idea for a TV show where he makes everything better and of course, socks. Make sure to listen to Todd’s new podcast…
Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Wil Wheaton Live at SDCC ‘11!
Jul 25, 2011 • 90 min
Recorded live in front of 800 Nerds at San Diego Comic-con on 7/23, this awesometastic mashup of television space travelers yields some of our best podcast moments. Talk of leeches, Steven Moffat Muppets, Karen’s love of Lt. Commander Data and how The…
Zachary Levi
Jul 19, 2011 • 77 min
Zachary Levi talks about bad fan questions, SDCC madness, awkward jokes, NBC’s Chuck and his new company Nerd Machine. It’s nerd-tastic!
Mattstronaut!
Jul 16, 2011 • 70 min
Matt’s tale of the final shuttle launch at the NASA tweetup. The Summer of PosterSmash! Plus, Juan De Los Muertos! AND, Hogwarts flash porn! All for FREE! A bargain at twice the price.
Neil Gaiman
Jul 12, 2011 • 72 min
Neil Gaiman chats with the nerds about American Gods, describes scenes that were cut from his Doctor Who ep (“The Doctor’s Wife”) and doles out PHENOMENAL advice for aspiring writers. Also, an intense spiritual discussion reveals that we are all Hodgman.
Eliza Dushku/Tahmoh Penikett
Jul 8, 2011 • 58 min
This sorta kinda Dollhouse panel with Eliza and Tahmoh was recorded at the nerdtastical C2E2 in Chicago. They’re both so friggin cool that I wanted to spend the entire panel just hugging both of them, but organizers requested that we have a conversation…
Rove McManus/Axis of Awesome
Jul 5, 2011 • 104 min
One for Australia with this Aussie-themed episode of the Nerdist Podcast! Brilliant talk-show host Rove McManus came to our NerdMelt space and talked about comedy down under, touring, and how you decide to leave a successful show on its 10th anniversary.…
Breakfast Beers
Jul 1, 2011 • 68 min
Muppet pipes! Minstrels! The TMobile girl might be a Terminatrix! AND why drinking in the morning may not be in your best interests. Happy ‘Merica Day!!!
Alison Haislip
Jun 26, 2011 • 62 min
Alison chats about blowing up cars, her role on “The Voice”, not hosting “Attack of the Show” and her New Jersian pronunciations of “BUH-ins” and “wudder”.
Sorry Matt!
Jun 23, 2011 • 55 min
Chris is buzzing on a sleepless caffeine storm, and Matt is not entirely emotionally prepared for today’s harassment from his sister-wife Jonah.
Simon Pegg
Jun 20, 2011 • 69 min
Yes! For our centennial episode, Nerd deity SIMON PEGG drops by to chat about the many swirling eddies of awesomeness in the Peggverse, including (but not limited to) Star Trek, zombies, stand-up, Brass Eye, Edgar Wright, Spaced and his new book “Nerd Do…
Geekdad
Jun 18, 2011 • 70 min
Happy Father’s Day! In celebration, here is a bonus ep for geeky dads and lovers of geeky dads alike! WIRED’s Geekdad, Ken Denmead, drops by to chat about being geeky with your kids in celebration of his new book “The Geekdad’s Guide to Weekend Fun,”…
Cop Mustache
Jun 16, 2011 • 63 min
Chris wants to start a Bluegrass band, Jonah makes an announcement about his pilot and Matt responds maturely to Internet ire (he’s growing up, you guys!!). Plus, E3 wrap-ups! And Matt’s NASA tweet-up! AND NERDIST TV SHOW GUEST ANNOUNCED!
Zooey Deschanel
Jun 14, 2011 • 69 min
Zooey D TURN-ONs: yacht rock, Pandora and puns. Zooey D TURN-OFFS: improper microphone compression and gluten. Also, she is immensely cool. HOW DO WE KEEP GETTING SO LUCKY WITH THE COOL PEOPLE ON THIS FLY-BY-NIGHT OPERATION??? I don’t now but I’m all fer…
Puns N’ Roses
Jun 10, 2011 • 69 min
Jonah’s late but with good reason. PLUS! Disneyland dissection, flower emoticons, Russian bride spam, and the magic of Portlandia! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Jeri Ryan
Jun 7, 2011 • 60 min
Holy craps! Jeri Ryan is simply the coolest. EVER. Super super smart, nice, funny and bee-yoo-tee-ful! On this ep we chat about Star Trek, autopsies, food, and weird mouth noises. We bow to her awesometasticness.
Julie Benz
Jun 3, 2011 • 70 min
Julie Benz was an absolute joy! On this episode she talks Buffy, Dexter, traveling and puppies—AN WE ENJOYED EVERY SECOND OF IT!
Robert Kirkman
May 31, 2011 • 104 min
Recorded at NerdMelt in front of 120 Zombiphiles! Kirkman talks “Walking Dead”, Image Comics, and we invent the soon-to-be hot new fetish “Sasquatching”. PLUS a very special guest drops by! Like, a REALLY good one. HINTS: 1) it’s a human, 2) it’s a “he”,…
Typical Internet
May 27, 2011 • 67 min
Chris reveals details of the forthcoming Nerdist TV show at BBC America! Jonah talks about “Team Jonah”, and Matt gets his first dose of the Web’s poisonous bite-y side.
Patton Oswalt
May 24, 2011 • 65 min
Mash-up madness! A “Time Bandits” reboot?? PLUS Patton talks about his writing process and his days as a budding comic. Info-larious!!!
Finish Book
May 20, 2011 • 73 min
Chris validates and rejects entries on his Wikipedia page, Jonah is doing his best with vodka & water, and Matt looks like Eugene Levy’s sister’s kid.
Kevin Pereira
May 17, 2011 • 105 min
Attack of the Show fans! Host Kevin Pereira talks flash porn, the mystery of the “hoon”, advice for start-ups and the hunt for a new co-host. This episode was recorded in front of 150 terrific nerds @NerdMelt the day after Bin Laden was powered down, ergo…
Acid Party
May 13, 2011 • 68 min
Matt Mira talks about his first open mic at Meltdown! Bill-n-Ted-Talks! Rave music and you! Photosynth! A highly informative hostful episode indeed.
Ed Helms
May 10, 2011 • 76 min
Bluegrass! The Office! Remote iPad control! A wide berth of topics to cure what ails ya (emotionally)! There’s a rap on the door of your heart…it’s Ed Helms!!! How could you turn him away? It’s. Just. Not. Possible. (audience “Awwwww”s, cue “Growing…
Dana Dearmond
May 6, 2011 • 73 min
One of our pals from way back, Dana Dearmond—aka “The Internet’s Girlfriend”—is an adult film lady who also happens to be a HUGE gamer and comedy nerd. Not surprisingly we discuss games, comedy and Dana’s appearance in the upcoming “Star Trek: The Next…
Damon Lindelof
May 2, 2011 • 73 min
Damon Lindelof joins the Nerdists to discuss executive producing “Lost”, writing “Star Trek”, and cracking The Rudy Huxtable Conspiracy.
Adam Carolla Returns Again!
Apr 29, 2011 • 82 min
One-on-one chat with Carolla about the podcasting biz, our mutual attraction to Rob Lowe and how to make a Kathleen Turner tapenade. Nerdist Podcast listeners get $10 sweet earbuds at tweakedaudio.com/nerdist!
Neeemooo!!!
Apr 28, 2011 • 41 min
Chris has baseball questions, Jonah rocked Portland and Matt STILL loves the Dave Matthews Band.
Jimmy Fallon
Apr 25, 2011 • 98 min
This chat with Jimmy was part of the magnificent PaleyFest ‘11, a series of panels comprising cool shows you’ve heard of. This extended episode covers Fallon’s career as a comedy club impressionist all the way up to the recent 2-year anniversary of “Late…
Whotopia!
Apr 22, 2011 • 43 min
BONUS EPISODE for the Whovians! This is the 40-minute Q&A following sneak preview screening of the first two episodes of Doctor Who series 6 to a packed movie theater of Who fans in NY on April 11, 2011. The panel consisted of Steven Moffat (head…
Rhyme Talking
Apr 21, 2011 • 61 min
Chris reminisces about the Cranberries! Jonah twists his ankle! Matt walks everywhere now! Nerdist friend Brent Weinbach drops by to chat about video game music. FunFunFun!
Andy Samberg
Apr 19, 2011 • 89 min
Cross-platform alert! I wrote the cover story for the May issue of WIRED which is an interview with Samberg about the evolution of comedy in the Digital Age. While the magazine just plucked a snippet of our chattings, THIS IS THE FULL UNEDITED AUDIO! Just…
Large Puppy
Apr 14, 2011 • 46 min
Burrito tweet-ups! Boston! Doctor Who in NY! Inversion tables! Spanish Zombie Movies! This hostful ep covers much!
Black Dynamite panel!
Apr 12, 2011 • 78 min
DYN-O-MITE! DYN-O-MITE! Our second live show at NerdMelt was epic explosion of all things awesome as we welcomed the director and cast of Black Dynamite to celebrate the release of the 1st issue of the BD comic, “Slave Island” (which you should SPRINT to…
Xeni Jardin
Apr 8, 2011 • 57 min
Xeni is not only an overlord at Boing Boing, but also one of the smartest humans on the planet and a genuine pleasure to talk to. And yes, ending a sentence with “to” is considered poor grammar, which today I am bad at. Further proven by ending a sentence…
James Gunn
Apr 5, 2011 • 70 min
Our first live podcast from @NerdMelt! We had a tweet-up to see the film “Super” (which was violent, adorable and awesome) and then brought director James Gunn (who also did “Slither”, “Tromeo & Juliet” and wrote 2004’s “Dawn of the Dead”) back to our…
Silly Titles
Apr 1, 2011 • 56 min
Chris sees Anthony Michael Hall (in the hall), Jonah is slowly healing and Matt gets an inversion table.
Tim Ferriss
Mar 28, 2011 • 90 min
Tim Ferriss invited us into his home to talk about traveling, snooty college clubs, knives, and his book, “The Four Hour Body”, which everyone on the show was implementing to varying degrees of commitment.
Bionic Arm
Mar 24, 2011 • 65 min
I don’t feel like writing a description! How about that business?? You wanna know what happened on this episode??? WE TALKED ABOUT STUFF. The end.
Brad Meltzer
Mar 22, 2011 • 80 min
Brad Meltzer is a literary ninja. He has written several books & comics (Buffy, Justice League, Green Arrow) and hosts “Decoded” on the History Channel. This is a great episode to listen to if you have any interest in pursuing the path of the writer.
Texas Cake
Mar 18, 2011 • 54 min
More hostful goodness from SxSW!!! Austin = AWESOMESTIN
John Oliver
Mar 15, 2011 • 82 min
Recorded in front of a live audience at SxSW on 3.14 (that’s right, PI DAY)! John Oliver, as expected, CRUSHED. We spoke of the Queen, British comics you should know, the daily Daily Show routine, and of course, the C word. This show was fun to the funth…
Bulging Disc
Mar 10, 2011 • 67 min
In this hostful episode, Matthew talks about his experience at an open mic last week! Jonah is the most famous comedian from Hawaii! Chris wanted to do filthy things to the Empress from Neverending Story (I mean when I was a kid. Not NOW. That would be…
Danny Pudi
Mar 8, 2011 • 64 min
‘Community”s Abed, Danny Pudi, stops by the ol’ podcast on our quest to collect the entire cast in mint condition! Also, he’s hilarious and awesometastic. PLUS! Bollywood explained! Human blood trucks! Wealthy lobsters! And the mystery of Ponrichard!!
Nerd Clusters
Mar 4, 2011 • 68 min
Chris is enjoying Dr. Dog, Matt wants to be Doctor Who and Jonah wants to be Dr. Zaius. Plus! A good, hard Swanking. $10 off earbuds @ tweakedaudio.com/nerdist!
Nathan Fillion
Feb 28, 2011 • 93 min
Nathan Fillion (a fine, fine fellow) makes us coffee, talks about his Canadian improv roots, an unmade pilot he wrote, getting Joss Whedon on Castle, and whether or not he’s going to buy Firefly. Plus, fan tweets answered!!! A well-rounded audio programme…
Burger Salad
Feb 24, 2011 • 67 min
The guys all realize they’re much better off than they thought they were. *cue Wonder Years theme* (Nerdist listeners get $10 off snazzy new earbuds at tweakedaudio.com/nerdist)
Wil Wheaton
Feb 22, 2011 • 109 min
Wil. Whea. Ton. FINALLY. Never before heard stories of young Wil and young Chris: Strippers! D&D! Surgery! Saucy Picard! This episode will smear goodness onto the walls of your entertainment gland. This episode was sponsored by Falcon Northwest Computer…
FRACTURE
Feb 17, 2011 • 65 min
Jonah broke his arm and Chris broke Matt’s feelings because Matt broke the news that he’s never had a major failure.
Colin Hanks
Feb 15, 2011 • 93 min
Colin Hanks’ spoon is too big. Also, he wants to (and should) make a documentary about Tower Records. ADDITIONALLY, Colin, Chris, Jonah and Matt turn a critical eye toward “Howard the Duck”, and then re-live their youth by forming a theoretical Voltron…
HOSTFUL!
Feb 11, 2011 • 66 min
The lads chat about death, Mexican food and the Police Academy cartoon.
Zach Galifianakis
Feb 8, 2011 • 66 min
Zach Galifianakis joined us in front of hundreds of nerds at SF Sketchfest ‘11 for the beginning of our SECOND SEASON! Zach admitted he chews tobacco, Matt admitted he wants a pet tapeworm, Jonah admitted he once scammed a bartender, and Chris (okay, me)…
Number 58
Feb 4, 2011 • 59 min
Our second guestless cast finds the gents broadcasting from a haunted storage closet at the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco during SF Sketchfest.
Greg Proops
Feb 2, 2011 • 58 min
“Who’s Line” alum Greg Proops is an amazing improvisor and does a spot-on Thomas Alva Edison. Chris, Jonah and Matt must have all wondered at some point that if Edison were a woman, would she have patented the electric tampon? And how could they NOT have…
Number 56
Jan 27, 2011 • 49 min
HURRAYS!!! The Nerdist Podcast moves to TWO times a week! That’s a whole extra time! Our mid-week shows will usually be guestless and explore the nerdly triumvirate dynamics of Chris, Jonah & Matt. Join us, WON’T YOU??? #DOUBLERAINBOW…
Nick Kroll
Jan 24, 2011 • 67 min
Nick Kroll (The League, Fabrice Fabrice, Bobbie Bottleservice, name rhymes with “Rickroll”) got heckled by a grip while auditioning for SNL. He didn’t get the job. For this reason, you should feel bad for him and watch his one hour comedy special “Thank…
Kevin Smith
Jan 17, 2011 • 91 min
TOTAL PODMASH as we recorded at the Smodcastle on 1/12! The boys and Kevin Smith discuss Zsa Zsa, Darth Vader’s sexy parts and the REAL story behind Ferris Bueller.
Sarah Silverman
Jan 11, 2011 • 76 min
Sarah Silverman took videos of her boyfriend Alec wielding a lightsaber and her dog Duck’s bleeding anus (both posted at nerdist.com, naturally). Chris has a dog named “Scott” whose anus is a-ok, Jonah finds Hawaiian comedy particularly racist and Matt…
Marc Maron
Jan 4, 2011 • 80 min
Podcast worlds collide like tectonic plates in a fiery cataclysm as the boys of Nerdist join forces with the boy of WTF! It’s the bad-assiest way to kick off Tweleven.
Comedians You Should Know!
Dec 27, 2010 • 109 min
Stand-up comedy special with Chris Fairbanks, Jackie Kashian, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Cibis, Kyle Kinane & Matt Braunger. Hosted by Chris Hardwick. Recorded at Meltdown Comics in LA on December 15, 2010 in front of a live nerd audience.
Sklar Brothers
Dec 20, 2010 • 82 min
The Sklar Brothers are the only twin comedy team I can think of outside of Cheng & Eng or the Sagal sisters. They hosted “Cheap Seats,” wrote/produced/starred in “Back on Topps” (a phenomenal web series) and are currently making podcasts under the…
Billy West.mp3
Dec 14, 2010 • 78 min
In addition to invading your brain with iconic characters such as Stimpy (and later Ren), Fry, & Doug, Billy West also did funny make-em-ups on the Howard Stern show in the early 90s. IF THAT TWEREN’T ENOUGH he’s also a world class musician. In this chat,…
Mayhem Miller
Dec 7, 2010 • 63 min
Mayhem Miller is an MMA wizard who is powerful yet benevolent. His hands are lethal wands that can cast punching and/or hugging spells: YOUR CHOICE! He also hosts the MTV show “Bully Beatdown,” which is just as satisfying as the name promises. Most…
Adam Carolla Returns!
Nov 30, 2010 • 82 min
Adam Carolla makes his triumphant return to the Nerdist Podcast while dominating the medium with his own show. This time, Adam takes issue with rude male receptionists, radio program directors and “The Love Boat,” while promoting his new book In 50 Years…
Matt Smith
Nov 22, 2010 • 54 min
ELEVENTH DOCTOR MATT SMITH!!! Anyone who follows anything I do probably has heard my numerous blabbings about how much I love Doctor Who. After one such blabbing on the tweetstream, I was contacted by Devin Johnson at the BBC who graciously offered to…
Kevin Pollak
Nov 15, 2010 • 67 min
Kevin Pollak collects Disney Haunted Mansion memorabilia. ALSO he has a dang popular chat show on the Webs, soon to be the TV/Webs what with technology and all. Chris likes the movie “Willow”. Jonah Ray was out. Matt Mira’s insurance company is having…
Donal Logue
Nov 8, 2010 • 77 min
Donal (long ‘o’) Logue is currently on one of my favorite TV shows, “Terriers” (a show NOT about dogs) on FX. I want many people to watch this show so the network will make more, because that’s how television works. (Somehow, I’ve still managed to make a…
WIRED’s Chris Anderson
Nov 2, 2010 • 72 min
WIRED’s head nerd Chris Anderson! He also wrote the wonderful books “The Long Tail” and “Free: The Future of a Radical Price”. Mr. Anderson—as the Matrix would have to refer to him—is a super-smart, thoughtful human and I always love chatting with him.…
Brian Posehn
Oct 26, 2010 • 72 min
Brian Posehn’s infant son wiped out all of Springfield (schwaaa?). Chris, Jonah & Matt worshipped the glory that is Brian’s nerdtastic man room.
Greg Fitzsimmons
Oct 19, 2010 • 77 min
Greg Fitzsimmons will punch you in the face if you’re a mean jerk. Chris, Matt & Jonah will assault you with passive agressive comments in a similar situation, but then emotionally punch themselves in the face later on at home, WAY harder than they would…
Mike Birbiglia
Oct 12, 2010 • 73 min
Mike Birbiglia discusses comedy writing, perfectionism, hypochondria & Entourage (the tv show, not the Microsoft/Mac OS email client). Chris & Jonah did this episode in a Matt Mira-free environment, as poor Matt couldn’t get out of the job that actually…
Rainn Wilson
Oct 4, 2010 • 80 min
Rainn Wilson enjoys cookies, spirituality, and the band Pavement. Chris enjoys the Cookie Monster, spirit photography and the smell of new pavement. Jonah enjoys cookie mints and spirit-paving. Matt paved over a bunch of cookies, and now their spirits…
Paul Scheer
Sep 27, 2010 • 78 min
Paul Scheer is 33% of Human Giant and has a painting of Steve Martin from “The Jerk” that I want to steal. Matt and Jonah would totally help me. (if they want to stay on this ‘show’, that is)
Live @ Bumbershoot 2010!
Sep 20, 2010 • 68 min
Special live show! We packed our ironic tshirts and trekked up to Seattle for the insanely fun Bumbershoot Festival! Matt, Jonah & I set up shop in the Charlotte Martin Theatre (within pooping distance of the Space Needle) and were joined by wonderlady…
Donald Glover
Sep 13, 2010 • 63 min
Donald Glover is on “Community” but has so many talents that someday we’ll all just be tiny moons orbiting his mega-stardom. Chris fails with his #Hardwick4Hulk campaign and Jonah & Matt write a “Back to the Future” musical.
Jonathan Coulton
Sep 7, 2010 • 73 min
Jonathan Coulton is an hilarious musical nerd icon. If you don’t know who he is I am surprised, but this is a good place to meet him. We chat about touring, the crafting of nerdy songs, and leaving safe but boring jobs to pursue unsafe but unboring jobs.…
Bill Maher
Aug 31, 2010 • 51 min
Bill Maher and I sat down (standing podcasting is weird) and had a terrific chat about comedy, finding your voice and Johnny Carson.
Paul F. Tompkins
Aug 24, 2010 • 82 min
Paul F. Tompkins once yelled at Wierd Al, Chris invents a nerd cereal, Jonah loves Morning Zoos and Matt left his glasses in the car. Probably next to a Dave Matthews tape.
Felicia Day
Aug 16, 2010 • 76 min
Felicia Day! How could the Nerdist Podcast series ever be complete without her? Well, it can’t! But now that’s no longer a concern because here she is. Sure “Buffy” and “Dr. Horrible” made her a Nerd pin-up queen, but the massive following of her work on…
Fred Willard, David Koechner & Tom Kenny LIVE @ Largo!
Aug 9, 2010 • 120 min
This podcast was recorded at Largo in front of many wonderful nerds on July 28th and featured the following awesome elements: David Koechner opening the show in character, Fred Willard chatting with us about comedy and Tom Kenny telling a story about the…
MYTHBUSTERS
Aug 2, 2010 • 54 min
ALL 5 MYTHBUSTERS IN ONE PLACE: Jamie, Adam, Tory, Grant & Kari! I feel like I should have sealed them in mylar or jammed them all together to form some kind of Mega-Mythbusting Bot, but instead we just chatted in front of a few thousand people about…
Rich Sommer
Jul 19, 2010 • 63 min
Rich Sommer is “Mad Men” TV department head Harry Crane. He also has a background in comedy, board games and awesomeness. Chris gets a new digital recorder. Jonah and Matt return after a forced vacation without pay. Didn’t seem that heartless since they…
Allison Scagliotti
Jul 15, 2010 • 70 min
BONUS EPISODE! Allison Scagliotti is the “Good Will Hunting” of actresses—wicked smaht, wicked pretty and wicked sweet (I realize that “wicked” is an awkward modifier for “sweet,” but sometimes the truth is awkward). She plays Claudia Donovan on SyFy’s…
Scott Sigler
Jul 13, 2010 • 61 min
Scott Sigler is the NY Times Bestselling author of Contagious, Infected and the latest smash hit Ancestor. He has also been giving audiobook versions of his work in the form of a FREE PODCAST (that medium will NEVER catch on) for the last five years. Now…
Maria Bamford
Jul 5, 2010 • 75 min
Maria Bamford is FINALLY on this show. She are hilariousness.
Bill Burr
Jun 29, 2010 • 71 min
Comedian Bill Burr yelled at Philadelphia, Chris vaguely understands hockey, Jonah understands it even less, and Matt is weirdly not tired of the running “Matt loves the Dave Matthews Band” joke, though I’m sure all of you are.
OZZY
Jun 22, 2010 • 48 min
What else can I say here? It’s OZZY. And he is AWESOME. Subscribe on iTunes or download the mp3.
Craig Ferguson Live @ Largo!
Jun 13, 2010 • 118 min
Our third “Live @ Largo” show welcomes the amazingly brilliant and charming Craig Ferguson, musician/songstress Sara Watkins, plus surprise guests! Craig talks about his friendship with Peter Cook, explains the socio-political origins of the Daleks, and…
Number 21: iPhone Announcements from WWDC10
Jun 8, 2010 • 59 min
BONUS EPISODE! I threw this in as an extra ep this week because I know that not all Nerdist Podcast listeners are Apple drones. If you do live an Apple-centric life, however, this episode is for YOU. After attending the keynote (which I rather enjoyed) I…
Alison Brie
Jun 6, 2010 • 69 min
Alison Brie stars in Mad Men and Community. She is hilarious, and if there were a drug for delightfulness, certainly it would be synthesized from her DNA. She also prefers shorts to jeans. Also, Chris lost his virginity to a Belinda Carlisle song, Jonah…
Doug Benson
May 31, 2010 • 76 min
Doug Benson played the role of “Doug Benson” in Super High Me, Chris hasn’t watched American Idol since Season 2, Jonah liked the Derrick Comedy movie “Mystery Team”, and Matt wishes Dave Matthews would come to him in the night and give him “The Eternal…
Matt Walsh
May 28, 2010 • 67 min
BONUS EPISODE! Matt Walsh is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Chris explains what happened to L.A.’s once-thriving rail system, Jonah loves “Tales From the Crypt” and Matt likes to take romantic baths with the thought that Dave Matthews’…
“Weird Al” Yankovic
May 25, 2010 • 66 min
Weird Al is the nicest guy in the world, Chris is nice but tends to get impatient with automated customer service phone menus, Jonah is the same size as John Cusak and Matt is shattered that the Dave Matthews Band is taking a break from touring in 2011.…
Live @ Largo w/ Tom Lennon, Mike Phirman and Paul & Storm
May 18, 2010 • 123 min
Our second live show featured the amazingly funny Tom Lennon, the sublimely hysterical Mike Phirman and the epically hilarious Paul & Storm! Plus a legendarily laugh-inducing surprise guest! Recorded 5/11 at Largo in Los Angeles.
Rob Zombie
May 10, 2010 • 66 min
Rob Zombie just got rid of his Motorola Sidekick, Chris is “Engineer #2” in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Jonah watches “The Little Chocolatiers” and Matt wants to touch the Dave Matthews Band’s boobs.
Stan Lee
May 4, 2010 • 52 min
This Q&A style podcast was recorded at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 14th in front of many fans. As a True Believer, I was already excited to “listen up” because Stan Lee is fifty kinds of awesome. I was even more delighted to learn that, in person,…
THE MUPPETS
Apr 27, 2010 • 45 min
Yes, THE MUPPETS. The Muppets came on my wee podcast to discuss the Entertainment Business, balancing home & work, digital culture and their recent Webby nominations for their sublimely delightful cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody”. They were thoughtful,…
OK Go!
Apr 23, 2010 • 65 min
BONUS EPISODE! Normally we’re a once-a-week operation but somehow we’re at a point where we have a few “in the can” as they say in the Entertainment Biz (and I assume the Pornography Biz as well) so I wanted to get these guys on as soon as it was…
Eugene Mirman & God’s Pottery
Apr 20, 2010 • 52 min
Eugene Mirman wants to fire the audience, God’s Pottery gives a shout out to a footless boy, Chris enjoys Russian culture, Jonah is wearing a snazzy jacket that you can’t see, and Matt was late probably because he likes the Dave Matthews Band.
Adam Savage Live @ Largo!
Apr 13, 2010 • 106 min
The fantastically brilliant Adam Savage of “Mythbusters” joined us for our very first live podcast! This was recorded at Largo in Los Angeles on April 5th, 2010 in front of a kick-ass crowd of delightful humans. As these people had exchanged hard-earned…
Mike Shinoda
Apr 6, 2010 • 64 min
Recently I became email pals with Mike Shinoda of the band Linkin Park and have found him to be two of my favorite things: super-smart and super-nice. This is a special “one-on-one” podcast, with just Mike and myself, as Jonah and Matt were both out of…
Jim Gaffigan
Mar 30, 2010 • 64 min
Comedian Jim Gaffigan gets mistaken for Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris gets harassed by a dude, Jonah gets chummy with Steven Wright and Matt gets excited about the Dave Matthews Band.
Andy Richter
Mar 23, 2010 • 72 min
Andy Richter talks of Conan and Morrissey, Chris invents “The Golden Parachute,” Jonah tries sitting up straight and Matt likes the Dave Matthews Band.
Joel McHale
Mar 16, 2010 • 68 min
Joel McHale dressed his son like a light switch, Chris sings Doggie Michael Bolton, Jonah had a Seacrest sighting and Matt likes the Dave Matthews Band.
Jon Hamm
Mar 9, 2010 • 62 min
Jon Hamm discusses his lost SNL sketch, Chris doesn’t understand how beards work, Jonah is a star-maker and Matt likes the Dave Matthews Band.
Rob Huebel & Motion City Soundtrack
Mar 2, 2010 • 71 min
Rob Huebel (Human Giant, Children’s Hospital) finds a dog, Motion City Soundtrack plays a song, Jonah has a fake last name, Chris drinks out of a bowl and Matt likes the Dave Matthews Band.
Adam Carolla
Feb 23, 2010 • 61 min
Adam Carolla hates Sid & Marty Krofft, Chris accidentally invents a racist beverage, Jonah apparently writes on a television show and Matt likes the Dave Matthews Band.
Drew Carey
Feb 16, 2010 • 64 min
Drew Carey exists in Second Life, Chris uses a robot toilet, Jonah demands the whole show be in 8-bit and Matt likes the Dave Matthews Band.
Tom Lennon
Feb 8, 2010 • 61 min
The inaugural podcast welcomes Tom Lennon (The State, Reno 911), Señor Aboleto delivers a theme song, Jonah sounds far away and Matt likes the Dave Matthews Band. SIDENOTE: I need to get some “P” popping screens for the cardiod mics. I’m aware of this…