The Nerdist

The Nerdist

nerdist.com
w/ Chris Hardwick
Bill Skarsgård
Dec 13 • 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…
Joe Kenda Returns
Dec 5 • 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…
Seth Rogen #3
Nov 28 • 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…
Dana Gould and Janet Varney
Nov 24 • 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 • 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,…
Hari Kondabolu
Nov 17 • 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…
Keith Morrison
Nov 15 • 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,…
Jon Bernthal
Nov 9 • 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 • 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…
Bruce Campbell Returns
Oct 31 • 75 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…
Greg Kinnear
Oct 27 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
Jason Blum
Oct 11 • 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 • 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…
Ron Perlman #3
Oct 4 • 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…
Deon Cole
Sep 29 • 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 • 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…
Paula Poundstone
Sep 20 • 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…
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow Presents, RADIORAMA!
Sep 14 • 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…
Max Brooks Returns
Sep 13 • 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…
Tatiana Maslany (TWCH)
Sep 8 • 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 • 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…
Dominic Monaghan (TWCH)
Sep 2 • 71 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 • 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…
Neil deGrasse Tyson (TWCH)
Aug 27 • 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 • 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 • 68 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 • 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…
Bryan Cranston (TWCH)
Aug 11 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 67 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…
Al Gore
Aug 1 • 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…
Damon Lindelof (TWCH)
Jul 28 • 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 • 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…
Connie Britton (TWCH)
Jul 24 • 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 • 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…
Tom Holland
Jul 11 • 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…
Andy Samberg #3
Jul 7 • 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…
Trey Parker
Jun 30 • 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…
Will Ferrell Returns
Jun 28 • 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…
Edgar Wright
Jun 26 • 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,…
Sofia Coppola
Jun 22 • 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…
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Jun 16 • 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…
T.J. Miller #3
Jun 7 • 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…
Orange Is The New Black (TWCH)
Jun 2 • 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 • 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…
Bill Burr #3
May 25 • 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…
Jordan Peele (TWCH)
May 19 • 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 • 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…
Charlie Hunnam (TWCH)
May 12 • 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…
Guy Ritchie
May 10 • 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:…
James Corden (TWCH)
May 5 • 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…
Michelle Monaghan (TWCH)
Apr 30 • 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…
Dave Gahan
Apr 26 • 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…
Silicon Valley (TWCH)
Apr 21 • 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…
Doree Shafrir
Apr 18 • 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…
Elijah Wood (TWCH)
Apr 14 • 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…
Steve Carlin
Apr 11 • 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…
Allison Williams
Apr 5 • 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…
Brandon Routh
Mar 29 • 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…
Dax Shepard Returns
Mar 22 • 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…
Danny Boyle
Mar 15 • 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…
Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Return
Mar 7 • 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…
Sidekick with Matt Mira
Mar 3 • 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…
Catherine O’Hara
Mar 1 • 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 • 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,…
Lena Dunham
Feb 19 • 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…
Pete Holmes Returns
Feb 16 • 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…
Alan Tudyk
Feb 10 • 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…
Keanu Reeves Returns
Feb 7 • 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…
Chilly Gonzales
Feb 2 • 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 • 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…
Louie Anderson
Jan 17 • 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…
Mark Hamill Returns
Jan 10 • 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…
Metallica Returns
Jan 4 • 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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….
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…
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…
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…
Reggie Watts
Mar 22, 2016 • 62 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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….
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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….
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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 • 63 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…
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….
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,…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 • 77 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…
Lemme Finnish
Jul 22, 2015 • 47 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 • 65 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 • 57 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 • 76 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…
Leo Laporte
Jul 14, 2015 • 64 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 • 94 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….
Andy Samberg Returns
Jul 8, 2015 • 66 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 • 83 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 • 84 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,…
Brad Meltzer Returns
Jul 1, 2015 • 85 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…
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 • 46 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…
Ben Folds #3
Jun 27, 2015 • 88 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…
Overruled! (I’ll Allow It)
Jun 24, 2015 • 65 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…
Janet Montgomery
Jun 22, 2015 • 83 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…
Lauren Lapkus
Jun 19, 2015 • 69 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Jonah Keri Returns
Apr 20, 2015 • 81 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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)…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Joe Rogan
Nov 20, 2014 • 84 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Keanu Reeves
Oct 22, 2014 • 27 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Martin Starr
Oct 8, 2014 • 64 min
Martin Starr
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 • 83 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…
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…
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…
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,…
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
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…
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
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…
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!