The Nerdist

I am Chris Hardwick. I am on TV a lot and have a blog at nerdist.com. This podcast is basically just me talking about stuff and things with my two nerdy friends Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, and usually someone more famous than all of us. Occasionally we swear because that is fun. I hope you like it, but if you don't I'm sure you will not hesitate to unfurl your rage in the 'reviews' section because that's how the Internet works.


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April 21, 2017

Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr and Zach Woods join Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about the upcoming season of Silicon Valley and more!

Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or on amc.com/talking!

April 18, 2017

Doree Shafrir (author, journalist, Matt’s wife) talks to Chris and Matt about how she and Matt met, how she never skipped school as a kid and getting her job at Buzzfeed. They also talk about the culture of click bait, life on the internet and her book Startup: A Novel. And Doree and Matt talk about their experience with IVF.

April 14, 2017

Elijah Wood joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the unedited talk about his new movie I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore and more!

Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or on amc.com/talking!

April 11, 2017

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

April 5, 2017

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

March 29, 2017

Brandon Routh (Legends of TomorrowSuperman Returns) talks to Chris about clean coffee, Chris’ inability to have caffeine and how changing your diet can change your life. Brandon also talks about his childhood, auditioning for Superman and playing the role of Ray Palmer/The Atom!

March 22, 2017

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

 

March 15, 2017

Danny Boyle (director, Slumdog MillionaireTrainspotting) talks to Chris about avoiding spoilers in movies, the artistic aspect of all his films and making Trainspotting when he was younger. He then talks about T2 Trainspotting, evolving the film’s characters and how he wants to make a musical one day!

 

March 7, 2017

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (writers, Thrilling Adventure Hour, The Writers Panel) talk about being a writing duo, how to be a successful writer in entertainment and Acker makes Chris do some math. They also talk about their favorite shows, getting angry at tv show endings and their new book Star Wars: Join the Resistance. And they take some “calls”!

March 3, 2017

It’s an extra special hostful episode! Chris and Jonah recently joined Matt on his show Sidekick with Matt Mira on Alpha, and here it is as a podcast! Jonah talks to Matt about his punk band days past, Chris showcases some questionable Snapchat cat art and they compete to see how well they really know Matt!

March 1, 2017

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

February 22, 2017

Jordan Peele (Key and PeeleKeanu) talks with Chris about their mutual love of old horror films, collecting pop culture memorabilia and where the idea for Get Out came from. He also talks about the racial perspective of the movie, how race has formed his creativity and how Key and Peele become such a popular show!

February 19, 2017

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

 

February 16, 2017

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

February 10, 2017

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

February 7, 2017

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

February 2, 2017

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

January 25, 2017

It’s the Nerdist Podcast live from SF Sketchfest at the Curran Theatre! Nathan Fillion joins Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about  people recognizing him from Firefly, Matt talks about what he wants to name his kid and they talk about the newest Fast and Furious movie trailer. And of course they take some quemments from the audience!

January 17, 2017

Louie Anderson (stand-up, Life with Louie) talks with Chris about starting out his career in comedy, the comedy scene in Minnesota and they debate the best place in the line up to perform at a stand up show. He also talks about working with so many legendary comedians over the years, Chris talks about some advice Louie gave him years ago and Louie talks about his character on the FX show Baskets!

January 10, 2017

Mark Hamill (Star Wars) returns to the Nerdist Podcast! He and Chris talk about becoming a collector, where he would go to find toys, comic books and more and and what they each like to collect. They also talk about how Luke Skywalker was relatable, collecting Luke Skywalker memorabilia and Mark’s new show Pop Culture Quest on Comic Con HQ!

January 4, 2017

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett from Metallica return to the Nerdist! They talk with Chris about ways to keep pizza warm while playing shows, how their kids feel about them being rock stars and playing shows as they get older. They also talk about their new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, how they come up with new songs and new sounds and their favorite comedy movies!

December 27, 2016

It’s some hostful goodness to celebrate the end of the year! Chris, Matt and Jonah choose their favorite Simpsons season, Jonah talks about movies he saw recently and Matt STILL loves The Dave Matthews Band. Matt talks about he and Doree’s experience with IVF, Jonah talks about Mystery Science Theater and Hidden America and they reflect on 2016 and talk about what they are looking forward to in 2017!

December 21, 2016

Neil Finn (musician, Crowded House) chats with Chris about starting his career in the late 1970’s, how his music has evolved over the years and how his band Crowded House was formed. They also talk about his solo work, how he approaches writing music and the re-issue of the entire Crowded House collection! Also, he plays some acoustic songs, plus a recording from his live show at Largo!

December 15, 2016

Ian McShane (DeadwoodLovejoy) chats with Chris about his character Al Swearengen on Deadwood, how he got into acting on TV and how he picks new projects. Ian also talks about his dad who was a professional football player, they talk about being sober and his new film The Hollow Point!

December 13, 2016

She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) talk to Chris about their favorite Christmas tree types, what they like about the holidays and how weird raising kids can be. They then talk about what TV shows they like right now, they come up with some new show ideas and play some songs from their holiday album, Christmas Party!

December 6, 2016

Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie DarkoNightcrawlerZodiac) chats with Chris about his desires to direct, being mindful in life and his new film Nocturnal Animals. He also talks about what he likes about working on set, the feedback from Brokeback Mountain and they talk about what is happening in America these days!

November 29, 2016

Tracey Ullman (The Tracey Ullman ShowTracey Takes On…) talks with Chris about coming up in the British comedy scene, how comedy has changed over the years and moving to Hollywood. She also talks about coming up with her characters, they tell stories of approaching their favorite celebrities on the street and her new HBO show Tracey Ullman’s Show!

November 23, 2016

Jeremy Irons (Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Lion King) chats with Chris about why he wanted to be an actor, how he chooses the roles he does and the importance of learning about different cultures. Jeremy also reveals how he always dreamed of being a clown and they talk about his recent film The Man Who Knew Infinity!

November 15, 2016

Anna Faris and Sim Sarna join Chris to talk about why they both started podcasts, her role on Mom and they have a in-depth conversion about pubic hair. They also talk about high school reunions, Anna’s dream of making goat cheese and they talk about men and women being just friends. Listen to Anna Faris is Unqualified!

November 8, 2016

Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Up In The Air) returns to the podcast to talk about killing house plants, what inspired her to write a book Scrappy Little Nobody, and how honesty translates to actors and writers. They then get in a deep conversation about how they take care of themselves, making themselves better people and their affects on the people around them!

November 4, 2016

Rob Zombie (musician, filmmaker) talks to Chris about preferring tv to movies, how fast technology is growing and how working towards something makes you enjoy it more. They also talk about the effects of social media on society, Rob talks about going back and forth from movies and touring and Rob’s new movie 31! They also encourage listeners to step out of their comfort zones and learn more about the wo

October 31, 2016

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

October 25, 2016

Dakota Fanning (I Am Sam, War of the Worlds, Coraline) talks to Chris about what it was like starting acting at such a young age, how she manages such a busy schedule and what it’s like spending so much time on movie sets. Dakota also talks about her new film American Pastoral, how she chooses projects and they come up with ideas of what she could be for Halloween!

October 20, 2016

Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett chat with Chris about matte vs shiny iPhones, their new show Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and Sam talks about the difference between British and American auditions. Elijah talks about going to general meetings where everybody just asks him about Lord of the Rings, they talk about what it means to be truly happy and what music they are into!

 

October 18, 2016

Rick Astley (musician) chats with Chris about returning to music after retiring for a few years, starting out in music at such a young age and he talks about driving across the US. Rick then talks about his quick rise to success, how Rickrolling became a thing and his new album 50!

October 12, 2016

Norm Macdonald (SNLThe Norm Show, stand up) talks with Chris about their favorite late night shows, they tell horror stories of network testing and Norm talks about his Larry King impression. Norm then talks about offensive jokes, what it was like writing on SNL and his new book Based on a True Story. Norm also asks everyone some philosophical questions!

October 6, 2016

Gale Anne Hurd (producer, The TerminatorThe Walking Dead) talks to Chris about getting her start as a producer in the 70s, working for Roger Corman and what exactly a producer does. They then talk about working on The Walking Dead, where the idea for The Terminator came from and her new show about dreams Falling Water on USA!

 

October 5, 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) chats with Chris about growing up without television, her time on Square Pegs and her character in L.A. Story. Sarah Jessica then talks about how she felt when she first got the part of Carrie on Sex and the City, how she dealt with her sudden celebrity of being Carrie Bradshaw and they come up with a crazy theory about the show! They also talk about Sarah Jessica’s new show Divorce on HBO!

September 28, 2016

It’s the second show from SDCC 2016! First, Joel Hodgson chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about re-booting Mystery Science Theater, Jonah cries out of joy and Matt talks about his low sperm count. Then Bruce Campbell joins to talk about Ash vs. Evil Dead, Chris tells a story about dick cookies and they take quemments from the audience!

September 20, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist, StarTalk) returns to the Nerdist for a fourth time! He and Chris talk about Chris’ appearances on Star Talk, the relationship through art and science and Chris has the idea to bring wrestling to the planetarium. Neil also talks about his theory on Superman, they try to figure out what Mountain time zone is and talk about the upcoming season of StarTalk!

September 14, 2016

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

September 14, 2016

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

September 8, 2016

Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) chats with Chris about being on Fear the Walking Dead, the backstory to his character on the show and how he loves to engage with his fans. They also talk about the play Colman is directing at the Geffen called Barbecue, the importance of living in the moment and not staring at your phone and figuring out he wanted to be an actor!

 

August 30, 2016

Max Brooks (author, World War Z) talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about his book World War Z, growing up in L.A. in the 80s, and what his father Mel’s daily routine is. They then get into a deep conversation about world politics, how science fiction used to include more social issues, and how Americans have changed the way they cope with tragedy. He then talks about his life as Mel Brooks’ son and his new graphic novel Cinema Purgatorio!

August 30, 2016

Max Brooks (author, World War Z) talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about his book World War Z, growing up in L.A. in the 80s, and what his father Mel’s daily routine is. They then get into a deep conversation about world politics, how science fiction used to include more social issues, and how Americans have changed the way they cope with tragedy. He then talks about his life as Mel Brooks’ son and his new graphic novel Cinema Purgatorio!

August 23, 2016

Summer Ash (astrophysicist) chats with Chris and Matt about the Juno mission to Jupiter, what science is looking to learn about Jupiter and how scientists are portrayed in movies and TV. They then talk about ways to get kids into science earlier, science outreach programs they do at Columbia and her experience with open heart surgery.

August 23, 2016

Summer Ash (astrophysicist) chats with Chris and Matt about the Juno mission to Jupiter, what science is looking to learn about Jupiter and how scientists are portrayed in movies and TV. They then talk about ways to get kids into science earlier, science outreach programs they do at Columbia and her experience with open heart surgery.

August 19, 2016

Billy West (voice actor, Futurama) returns to the podcast for a third time! He talks to Chris about the time he and Maurice LaMarche improvised as Stimpy and The Brain, how to manipulate your mouth to do sound effects and his time on The Howard Stern Show. They also talk about Billy’s podcast The Billy West Podcast, coming up with bits for the show and he talks about experiences from his own life.

August 11, 2016

Seth Rogen (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Superbad) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris and Matt about doing improv in high school with Nathan Fielder, why Canadians are good with American comedy and coming up with the idea for This Is The End. He then talks about his experience pitching Sausage Party, co-creating Preacher and being a productive stoner!

August 11, 2016

Seth Rogen (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Superbad) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris and Matt about doing improv in high school with Nathan Fielder, why Canadians are good with American comedy and coming up with the idea for This Is The End. He then talks about his experience pitching Sausage Party, co-creating Preacher and being a productive stoner!

August 9, 2016

It’s some Hostful goodness! Matt and Jonah talk about what they did for their birthdays, Jonah talked about trying a sensory deprivation tank and Chris doesn’t eat pizza anymore. Chris talks about his upcoming wedding, Matt and Jonah give him some some wedding advice and Chris had to get a rectal exam. Chris then brags about all the Pokeman he has caught recently!

August 9, 2016

It’s some Hostful goodness! Matt and Jonah talk about what they did for their birthdays, Jonah talked about trying a sensory deprivation tank and Chris doesn’t eat pizza anymore. Chris talks about his upcoming wedding, Matt and Jonah give him some some wedding advice and Chris had to get a rectal exam. Chris then brags about all the Pokeman he has caught recently!

August 5, 2016

Mike Birbiglia (comedian, director, Sleepwalk with Me) returns to the Nerdist for a fourth time! He talks to Chris and Jonah about being successful in stand up comedy, how Madison Square Garden sucks for comedy, and what makes a great comedy show. They then talk about his new movie Don’t Think Twice, how the idea came about, and how to deal with jealousy!

August 5, 2016

Mike Birbiglia (comedian, director, Sleepwalk with Me) returns to the Nerdist for a fourth time! He talks to Chris and Jonah about being successful in stand up comedy, how Madison Square Garden sucks for comedy, and what makes a great comedy show. They then talk about his new movie Don’t Think Twice, how the idea came about, and how to deal with jealousy!

July 27, 2016

It’s the first show from SDCC 2016 at the Balboa Theater! First Tatiana Maslany talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about being on Orphan Black, what shows she likes and she takes some questions from the audience. Then Danny McBride, Walton Goggins and Jody Hill chat with the guys about their new show Vice Principals, having southern accents and they take some questions from the audience as well!

July 27, 2016

It’s the first show from SDCC 2016 at the Balboa Theater! First Tatiana Maslany talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about being on Orphan Black, what shows she likes and she takes some questions from the audience. Then Danny McBride, Walton Goggins and Jody Hill chat with the guys about their new show Vice Principals, having southern accents and they take some questions from the audience as well!

July 23, 2016

Butch Vig (legendary music producer, Garbage) chats with Chris and Matt about his lifetime in music, growing up in Wisconsin and what is was like working on so many famous albums. He then talks about working with Nirvana, playing in Garbage and Garbage’s new record Strange Little Birds!

July 15, 2016

Paul Dini (comic book writer, animator) chats with Chris and Matt about his early days at Filmation, starting his career in animation, and how the ’90s were such a renaissance for animation. They then talk about his time on Batman: The Animated Series, and Paul shares a personal story about being assaulted one night and how the experience changed his outlook on life, and writing his new book Dark Night: A True Batman Series, which chronicles his struggle.

July 15, 2016

Paul Dini (comic book writer, animator) chats with Chris and Matt about his early days at Filmation, starting his career in animation, and how the ’90s were such a renaissance for animation. They then talk about his time on Batman: The Animated Series, and Paul shares a personal story about being assaulted one night and how the experience changed his outlook on life, and writing his new book Dark Night: A True Batman Story, which chronicles his struggle.

July 7, 2016

David Schwimmer (Friends, Madagascar) talks with Chris about working in the theater, being part of such a huge cultural phenomenon and jobs he had before he made it as an actor. He also talked about not letting his fame as Ross Geller get to his head, how technology is changing the world and his new show Feed The Beast on AMC!

July 5, 2016

Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World, Saturday Night Live, The Dana Carvey Show) chats with Chris and Matt about their ancestral histories; Dana does some impressions and he remembers being on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Dana then talks about balancing his fan-favorite characters with new material, moving up to northern California, and doing a voice in The Secret Life of Pets!

June 28, 2016

Hakeem Oluseyi (astrophysicist) talks to Chris about how he got his start in science, hosting science shows on TV, and how they are finding ways to travel through space faster. They then talk about how diverse the universe is, how he went from being in gangs to being a scientist, giving kids a chance to learn science who might not learn it elsewhere, and changing the world of science for other black scientists.

June 28, 2016

Hakeem Oluseyi (astrophysicist) talks to Chris about how he got his start in science, hosting science shows on TV, and how they are finding ways to travel through space faster. They then talk about how diverse the universe is, how he went from being in gangs to being a scientist, giving kids a chance to learn science who might not learn it elsewhere, and changing the world of science for other black scientists.

June 22, 2016

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

 

June 22, 2016

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

 

June 15, 2016

Enjoy some hostful goodness this week! The guys talk about the new podcast studio, how Jonah messed up a gift he gave to Chris a while back and Jonah talks about Hidden America coming out. Matt tells the story of his bike being stolen, Jonah and Matt get into a heated debate and Chris talks about his latest special! Also, Matt goes to the bathroom and Jonah tells a secret about him.

June 15, 2016

Enjoy some hostful goodness this week! The guys talk about the new podcast studio, how Jonah messed up a gift he gave to Chris a while back and Jonah talks about Hidden America coming out. Matt tells the story of his bike being stolen, Jonah and Matt get into a heated debate and Chris talks about his latest special! Also, Matt goes to the bathroom and Jonah tells a secret about him.

June 7, 2016

Chuck Lorre and Mayim Bialik talk to Chris and Matt about how Chuck got his start in television, Mayim’s career in science and television and Chuck’s time working as a musician. They then talk about Chuck writing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme song, inspiring girls to work in science and what life is like on the set of Big Bang Theory!

 

June 1, 2016

Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) returns to the Nerdist for a third time! He talks with Chris and Matt about the backlash over the end of the recent season of The Walking Dead, they speculate who Negan did kill and how Robert never expected to have such a successful TV show. They then talk about what to expect next from the show, Robert’s new show Outcast and Robert talks about his hatred of feet. Matt and Robert also get into a debate about Star Trek! *WARNING: There are The Walking Dead season 6 spoilers!*

June 1, 2016

Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) returns to the Nerdist for a third time! He talks with Chris and Matt about the backlash over the end of the recent season of The Walking Dead, they speculate who Negan did kill and how Robert never expected to have such a successful TV show. They then talk about what to expect next from the show, Robert’s new show Outcast and Robert talks about his hatred of feet. Matt and Robert also get into a debate about Star Trek! *WARNING: There are The Walking Dead season 6 spoilers!*

May 26, 2016

Duncan Jones (director, MoonWarcraft) chats with Chris about how the physical world of Warcraft came alive, what he learned by going to film school and the time he did a commercial for the UK Singled Out. They also talk about working on Moon, the recent passing of his father and the responsibilities of being a director. They also come up with ideas for horror films made with babies!

May 25, 2016

It’s another hostful! Jonah talks about his recent trip to New York, Chris asks Jonah how he is feeling since his recent physical and Chris talks about meeting Kelsey Grammer and Tim Cook. They then get in a debate about self-driving cars, they talk about what they thought of the Oscars and they sing the All In The Family theme song. Jonah also judges Chris and Matt’s jokes and Chris comes up with the term “Happiness Period”!

May 25, 2016

It’s another hostful! Jonah talks about his recent trip to New York, Chris asks Jonah how he is feeling since his recent physical and Chris talks about meeting Kelsey Grammer and Tim Cook. They then get in a debate about self-driving cars, they talk about what they thought of the Oscars and they sing the All In The Family theme song. Jonah also judges Chris and Matt’s jokes and Chris comes up with the term “Happiness Period”!

May 20, 2016

Colin Farrell (In Bruges, Minority Report, Phone Booth) chats with Chris about his character in his newest movie The Lobster, working with director Yorgos Lanthimos and how he thinks he is perceived as an actor and a person. Then they talk about how being a father has changed Colin’s perspective on life, the idea of writing a book or script and searching for meaning in life!

May 18, 2016

Anthony Mackie (Avengers, The Hurt Locker) talks to Chris and Matt about the Marvel universe and how much they all loved Captain America: Civil War, and Anthony and Matt debate over the New England Patriots. They then decide who would be good for a Trading Places reboot, they debate boxers or briefs, and they talk about his role of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the HBO movie All The Way!

May 10, 2016

Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs, Contact, Panic Room) talks to Chris about growing up an actress, her role in Taxi Driver as a teenager and how she made sure to be responsible. She also talks about the differences between acting and directing, her insecurities and what movies she has worked on have been her favorites. See the latest movie she directed Money Monster, in theaters May 13!

 

May 10, 2016

Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs, Contact, Panic Room) talks to Chris about growing up an actress, her role in Taxi Driver as a teenager and how she made sure to be responsible. She also talks about the differences between acting and directing, her insecurities and what movies she has worked on have been her favorites. See the latest movie she directed Money Monster, in theaters May 13!

 

May 6, 2016

Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal TapWhen Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride) talks to Chris and Matt about working with so many comedy legends, his time writing on The Smother Brothers and he tells a few stories of his father’s friendship with Mel Brooks. He then talks about how he first read The Princess Bride and the journey to making it into a movie, and his documentary Being Charlie which is based on the real life addiction his son went through!

May 6, 2016

Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal TapWhen Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride) talks to Chris and Matt about working with so many comedy legends, his time writing on The Smother Brothers and he tells a few stories of his father’s friendship with Mel Brooks. He then talks about how he first read The Princess Bride and the journey to making it into a movie, and his documentary Being Charlie which is based on the real life addiction his son went through!

May 3, 2016

As a special thanks to the podcast listeners, Chris is
releasing his newest Comedy Central
special Funcomfortable for a limited time!

This is the 50 minute TV version of the special, buy
the deluxe version here
 with 25 extra minutes and a
Q&A with Chris!

April 26, 2016

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones, Oblivion)
talks to Chris and Matt about what shows he watched growing up in
Denmark, how the rest of the world views Americans and Matt won’t
stop talking about the new Shake Shack in Hollywood. Nikolaj then
talks about growing up in a small Danish farming town, what made
him want to be an actor and what makes Jamie Lannister likable.
They also talk about the immediate success of Game of
Thrones
 and come up with a spinoff called The Lannister
Family Variety Hour!

April 26, 2016

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones, Oblivion)
talks to Chris and Matt about what shows he watched growing up in
Denmark, how the rest of the world views Americans and Matt won’t
stop talking about the new Shake Shack in Hollywood. Nikolaj then
talks about growing up in a small Danish farming town, what made
him want to be an actor and what makes Jaime Lannister likable.
They also talk about the immediate success of Game of
Thrones
 and come up with a spinoff called The Lannister
Family Variety Hour!

April 21, 2016

Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain talk to Chris about the weird questions that every interviewer asks, Hemsworth talks about all the deadly creatures in Australia and they talk about learning their family ancestries. They also talk about how much fun they had on set of The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Hemsworth talks about having twin boys and Jessica talks about her pattern of playing dark and troubled characters. See them in The Huntsman: Winter’s War!

April 19, 2016

Judd Apatow (director, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris, Matt and Jonah about what makes a successful movie in today’s society, how comedy movies have changed since the 80’s and what is was like working with the late Garry Shandling. Judd also talks about his time working on The Ben Stiller Show, why he started doing stand up again and how he is juggling stand up with directing! Go see Judd at the Balboa Theater in San Diego this Thursday April 21st!

 

April 19, 2016

Judd Apatow (director, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris, Matt and Jonah about what makes a successful movie in today’s society, how comedy movies have changed since the 80’s and what is was like working with the late Garry Shandling. Judd also talks about his time working on The Ben Stiller Show, why he started doing stand up again and how he is juggling stand up with directing! Go see Judd at the Balboa Theater in San Diego this Thursday April 21st!

 

April 15, 2016

Sir Patrick Stewart just can’t get enough of the Nerdist Podcast! He talks to Chris and Matt about how the knighting process works, filming his second season of Blunt Talk and his first job writing for a newspaper. He then talks about auctioning off all his Star Trek scripts and the battle to get one of his Captain Jean-Luc Picard uniforms. Sir Patrick talks about his new movie Green Room, how scared he was reading the script and his work with the charities Refuge and Combat Stress.

April 15, 2016

Sir Patrick Stewart just can’t get enough of the Nerdist Podcast! He talks to Chris and Matt about how the knighting process works, filming his second season of Blunt Talk and his first job writing for a newspaper. He then talks about auctioning off all his Star Trek scripts and the battle to get one of his Captain Jean-Luc Picard uniforms. Sir Patrick talks about his new movie Green Room, how scared he was reading the script and his work with the charities Refuge and Combat Stress.

April 12, 2016

Gary Oldman (Batman series, The Professional, Sid and Nancy) chats with Chris about the highs and lows of being an actor, how he does not want to act in films he directs and being reunited with Kevin Costner for their new film Criminal. He also talks about the interesting experience playing Harvey Lee Oswald in JFK, how sobriety has affected his career and his friendship with the late David Bowie.

April 12, 2016

Gary Oldman (Batman series, The Professional, Sid and Nancy) chats with Chris about the highs and lows of being an actor, how he does not want to act in films he directs and being reunited with Kevin Costner for their new film Criminal. He also talks about the interesting experience playing Harvey Lee Oswald in JFK, how sobriety has affected his career and his friendship with the late David Bowie.

April 5, 2016

Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Moon, Galaxy Quest) talks with Chris about growing up in San Francisco, the sequel to Galaxy Quest that almost happened and what they would say on Bill Murray’s voicemail. They also talk about method acting, they explain to the listeners how to use a Thomas Guide and how Sam prepared for his roles in Moon. Sam also talks about acting out Hamlet in public and his new movie Mr. Right!

April 5, 2016

Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Moon, Galaxy Quest) talks with Chris about growing up in San Francisco, the sequel to Galaxy Quest that almost happened and what they would say on Bill Murray’s voicemail. They also talk about method acting, they explain to the listeners how to use a Thomas Guide and how Sam prepared for his roles in Moon. Sam also talks about acting out Hamlet in public and his new movie Mr. Right!

March 29, 2016

Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) chats with Chris about the trailer for Hardcore Henry, crowd funding the movie and how he became an actor in South Africa. They also talk about how Sharlto came up with his character in Hardcore Henry, doing all the stunts in the movie and improvising his role in District 9! And Sharlto talks about the moment he found out he was a nerd!

March 29, 2016

Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) chats with Chris about the trailer for Hardcore Henry, crowd funding the movie and how he became an actor in South Africa. They also talk about how Sharlto came up with his character in Hardcore Henry, doing all the stunts in the movie and improvising his role in District 9! And Sharlto talks about the moment he found out he was a nerd!

March 26, 2016

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

March 26, 2016

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

March 22, 2016

Reggie Watts (musician, comedian, The Late Late Show) chats with Chris about his job on The Late Late Show, eating too many THC edibles and their personal experiences getting high. They also talk about their time on tour together, when Reggie first got into the LA comedy scene and how they feel about marketing in today’s society. Check out Reggie’s new film Creative Control!

March 22, 2016

Reggie Watts (musician, comedian, The Late Late Show) chats with Chris about his job on The Late Late Show, eating too many THC edibles and their personal experiences getting high. They also talk about their time on tour together, when Reggie first got into the LA comedy scene and how they feel about marketing in today’s society. Check out Reggie’s new film Creative Control!

March 18, 2016

Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory, True Blood) talks with Chris and Matt about her days doing stand up, playing the Gersberms girl in the video for Hard ‘n Phirm and how crazy it was working with Muppets. She also talks about training at Upright Citizens Brigade, her audition for The Big Bang Theory and her upcoming film The Bronze, that she wrote with her husband and stars in!

March 18, 2016

Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory, True Blood) talks with Chris and Matt about her days doing stand up, playing the Gersberms girl in the video for Hard ‘n Phirm and how crazy it was working with Muppets. She also talks about training at Upright Citizens Brigade, her audition for The Big Bang Theory and her upcoming film The Bronze, that she wrote with her husband and stars in!

March 15, 2016

Iggy Pop (musician, The Stooges) and Josh Homme (musician, Queens of the Stone Age) talk with Chris and Matt about what it’s like to be a rock legend, Iggy posing nude for an art class and farting on tour! They also talk about how Iggy got into music, Josh’s life as a dad and the legendary story of Iggy rolling in glass on stage. Check out their album Post Pop Depression and see them on tour!

March 15, 2016

Iggy Pop (musician, The Stooges) and Josh Homme (musician, Queens of the Stone Age) talk with Chris and Matt about what it’s like to be a rock legend, Iggy posing nude for an art class and farting on tour! They also talk about how Iggy got into music, Josh’s life as a dad and the legendary story of Iggy rolling in glass on stage. Check out their album Post Pop Depression and see them on tour!

March 11, 2016

J.J. Abrams (Bad Robot, Lost, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Dan Trachtenberg (Portal: No Escape, The Totally Rad Show) chat with Chris about the first computers they had as kids, how 10 Cloverfield Lane came to be and getting motion sick while watching shaky movies. J.J. then tells a story about getting dictation tapes of Rod Serling from The Twilight Zone, how J.J. has become a filmmaking icon and what it was like for Dan to direct his first feature. Chris also has an interesting movie pitch for J.J.!

March 11, 2016

J.J. Abrams (Bad Robot, Lost, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Dan Trachtenberg (Portal: No Escape, The Totally Rad Show) chat with Chris about the first computers they had as kids, how 10 Cloverfield Lane came to be and getting motion sick while watching shaky movies. J.J. then tells a story about getting dictation tapes of Rod Serling from The Twilight Zone, how J.J. has become a filmmaking icon and what it was like for Dan to direct his first feature. Chris also has an interesting movie pitch for J.J.!

March 8, 2016

Sally Field (Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire) and Michael Showalter (Stella, Wet Hot American Summer) chat with Chris and Matt about the time Sally and Chris snuck off a plane in LAX, casting Sally in Michael’s movie Hello, My Name Is Doris and how they developed the character. They also talked about Sally’s upbringing in a show business family, Michael talks about how it was making sketches for The State and their thoughts on comedic roles. They also joke about what kind of cop Michael would make!

March 8, 2016

Sally Field (Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire) and Michael Showalter (Stella, Wet Hot American Summer) chat with Chris and Matt about the time Sally and Chris snuck off a plane in LAX, casting Sally in Michael’s movie Hello, My Name Is Doris and how they developed the character. They also talked about Sally’s upbringing in a show business family, Michael talks about how it was making sketches for The State and their thoughts on comedic roles. They also joke about what kind of cop Michael would make!

March 1, 2016

Angela Bassett (Boyz N the Hood, What’s Love Got To Do With It, American Horror Story) talks with Chris and Matt about her extensive acting career, working with great directors, and being married to Courtney B. Vance. She also talks about her childhood dreams and being accepted to Yale, and Chris realizes she is a very adaptable person. She then learns what a nerd Matt is, and they talk about London Has Fallen! If you want to see Angela in a new Star Trek tweet #BassettTrekYes.

February 24, 2016

It’s another hostful! Jonah got his first physical in 15 years, the Mira Method returns and Jonah had a dream about The Rock. They talk about their love of Kids in the Hall, Chris is pissed he didn’t get any recognition for an Instagram comment and they come up with an interesting idea on how to sell the podcast!

February 24, 2016

It’s another hostful! Jonah got his first physical in 15 years, the Mira Method returns and Jonah had a dream about The Rock. They talk about their love of Kids in the Hall, Chris is pissed he didn’t get any recognition for an Instagram comment and they come up with an interesting idea on how to sell the podcast!

February 16, 2016

Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show, Join or Die) is back on the podcast! He talks with Chris and Matt about how quickly 10 years went by on The Late Late Show, his new show Join or Die on the History Channel and choosing to do a monologue on his new show. They also talk about how difficult it can be to grow a full beard, Chris getting married and how Craig thinks Chris’s mom is attractive!

February 10, 2016

It’s some hostful goodness! Chris, Matt and Jonah catch up with what they have been doing lately, and they talk about getting free movie posters when they were kids and watching old Simpsons episodes on the FX app. Jonah then talks about Seeso, the new platform that his show Hidden America will be on. They also talk about obscure SNL sketches and Jonah’s cover band Snake Plissken and the I Thought You Were Deads, Chris talks about filming his new comedy special in San Francisco, and they come up with a slogan for Pop Chips. Plus, they have an interesting theory about Baby’s Day Out 2!

February 10, 2016

It’s some hostful goodness! Chris, Matt and Jonah catch up with what they have been doing lately, and they talk about getting free movie posters when they were kids and watching old Simpsons episodes on the FX app. Jonah then talks about Seeso, the new platform that his show Hidden America will be on. They also talk about obscure SNL sketches and Jonah’s cover band Snake Plissken and the I Thought You Were Deads, Chris talks about filming his new comedy special in San Francisco, and they come up with a slogan for Pop Chips. Plus, they have an interesting theory about Baby’s Day Out 2!

February 5, 2016

Josh Brolin (The Goonies, No Country For Old Men) is on the podcast! He asks Chris and Matt to explain to him what a podcast actually is, talks about being asked what it was like to slap George Clooney in Hail, Caesar, and having salt blown in his face while filming Everest. They also talk about TV shows that should have just been movies, which Batman is their favorite, the Coen Brothers’ unique directing style, and how fun it was to film Hail, Caesar! He also tells the story of how his parents met on the set of the original Batman TV show!

February 5, 2016

Josh Brolin (The Goonies, No Country For Old Men) is on the podcast! He asks Chris and Matt to explain to him what a podcast actually is, talks about being asked what it was like to slap George Clooney in Hail, Caesar, and having salt blown in his face while filming Everest. They also talk about TV shows that should have just been movies, which Batman is their favorite, the Coen Brothers’ unique directing style, and how fun it was to film Hail, Caesar! He also tells the story of how his parents met on the set of the original Batman TV show!

February 2, 2016

Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) chats with Chris about his upcoming US tour in March, his obsession with old Hollywood and how The Mighty Boosh shares a kinship with the Marx Brothers! They also discuss the evolution of The Mighty Boosh, the effect art school had on his comedy, creating visual aspects of his stand up and Chris says that Noel would make an excellent Doctor Who!

February 2, 2016

Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) chats with Chris about his upcoming US tour in March, his obsession with old Hollywood and how The Mighty Boosh shares a kinship with the Marx Brothers! They also discuss the evolution of The Mighty Boosh, the effect art school had on his comedy, creating visual aspects of his stand up and Chris says that Noel would make an excellent Doctor Who!

January 26, 2016

David Duchovny (The X-Files, Californication) talks with Chris and Matt about the early days of The X-Files, a theory that Mulder was the one really doing Red Shoe Diaries and his character on Californication. David also talks about almost getting his PhD, his show Aquarius, of course, the new season The X-Files!

January 19, 2016

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

January 19, 2016

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

January 12, 2016

Samantha Bee (The Daily Show) chats with Chris about her interviews on The Daily Show, where the idea for her new show Full Frontal came from and her new scripted show The Detour. They also talk about married couples sleeping in separate twin beds on old TV shows, how she met her husband and balancing her family and professional life!

 

January 12, 2016

Samantha Bee (The Daily Show) chats with Chris about her interviews on The Daily Show, where the idea for her new show Full Frontal came from and her new scripted show The Detour. They also talk about married couples sleeping in separate twin beds on old TV shows, how she met her husband and balancing her family and professional life!

 

January 5, 2016

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

January 5, 2016

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

December 30, 2015

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

December 28, 2015

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

December 28, 2015

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

December 27, 2015

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

December 27, 2015

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

December 23, 2015

Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight) chats with Chris and Matt about The Hateful Eight panel at SDCC, working with Tarantino again and how amazing the entire cast was. They also talk about the many movies Tim has worked on, the importance of being able to turn off his characters at the end of the day and how he almost played Professor Snape!

December 23, 2015

Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight) chats with Chris and Matt about The Hateful Eight panel at SDCC, working with Tarantino again and how amazing the entire cast was. They also talk about the many movies Tim has worked on, the importance of being able to turn off his characters at the end of the day and how he almost played Professor Snape!

December 21, 2015

Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Black Mirror, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) chats with Chris and Matt about spoiling all the movies he has been in, filming Ex Machina, and how surreal it was being in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He also talks about working on The Revenant for seven months, fun places to go in Ireland, and what he is working on next!

December 18, 2015

Quentin Tarantino (director, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) chats with Chris and Matt about going to Comic-Con back in the day, what movies inspired him as a kid and how he turns everything he reads and sees into a movie in his head. He also talks about his process while directing and writing, things that almost made it into his movies and what to expect with The Hateful Eight!

December 18, 2015

Quentin Tarantino (director, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) chats with Chris and Matt about going to Comic-Con back in the day, what movies inspired him as a kid and how he turns everything he reads and sees into a movie in his head. He also talks about his process while directing and writing, things that almost made it into his movies and what to expect with The Hateful Eight!

December 18, 2015

Alex Winter (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, director) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris and Matt about his experience doing a TED Talk, what their favorite TED Talks are, and to tease a little bit about Bill and Ted 3. He also talks about coming up with his idea for his documentary Deep Web, researching the Silk Road, what he learned about the online drug trade, and how he portrayed it!

December 16, 2015

Kathleen Kennedy (producer, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, so much more) talks to Chris about how she went from a director’s assistant to producer, working on her first film and what she has learned from all the films she worked on. She also talks about getting her job at Lucasfilm and how much fun they had making Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 16, 2015

Kathleen Kennedy (producer, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, so much more) talks to Chris about how she went from a director’s assistant to producer, working on her first film and what she has learned from all the films she worked on. She also talks about getting her job at Lucasfilm and how much fun they had making Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 14, 2015

Bill Burr (comedian, Breaking Bad, Monday Morning Podcast) talks with Chris and Matt about a proper Boston accent, he argues with Matt about the New England Patriots and explains why he doesn’t understand Star Wars. He also talks about his problem with genetically modified salmon, learning to fly a helicopter and his new show F is for Family on Netflix December 18th!

December 11, 2015

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

December 11, 2015

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

December 9, 2015

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

December 7, 2015

Fred Savage (The Wonder Years, The Grinder, director) talks about his choice to return to acting with The Grinder, they talk about Rob Lowe and what his childhood was like. He also talks about how he moved to directing, they re-cast who would be in The Princess Bride if it was remade and what shows he watches with his kids!

December 7, 2015

Fred Savage (The Wonder Years, The Grinder, director) talks about his choice to return to acting with The Grinder, they talk about Rob Lowe and what his childhood was like. He also talks about how he moved to directing, they re-cast who would be in The Princess Bride if it was remade and what shows he watches with his kids!

December 4, 2015

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

December 2, 2015

Kelly Carlin (author, podcaster) chats with Chris and Matt about her new book A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George, how her story went from a one woman show to book and what life actually was like for her as a kid. They also talk about the complicated relationship kids have with their parents, Kelly’s podcast and Sirius XM show and how she is keeping her father’s legacy alive!

December 2, 2015

Kelly Carlin (author, podcaster) chats with Chris and Matt about her new book A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George, how her story went from a one woman show to book and what life actually was like for her as a kid. They also talk about the complicated relationship kids have with their parents, Kelly’s podcast and Sirius XM show and how she is keeping her father’s legacy alive!

November 30, 2015

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

 

November 30, 2015

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

 

November 26, 2015

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series) returns to the Nerdist to talk about his love of @midnight, how he is lucky to work with such great people and getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! They also talk about growing up filming Harry Potter, choosing what projects he wants to do and his new film Victor Frankenstein!

November 23, 2015

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

November 23, 2015

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

November 20, 2015

Evan Peters (X-Men, American Horror Story) talks with Chris and Matt about moving to LA to become an actor, his roles on American Horror Story and how the writers come up with all the crazy ideas for the show. They also talk about his role of Quicksilver in X-Men and how he loves to live life as minimally as possible!

November 20, 2015

Evan Peters (X-Men, American Horror Story) talks with Chris and Matt about moving to LA to become an actor, his roles on American Horror Story and how the writers come up with all the crazy ideas for the show. They also talk about his role of Quicksilver in X-Men and how he loves to live life as minimally as possible!

November 18, 2015

Daniel Craig (James Bond series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) chats with Chris and Matt about Matt’s obsession with the James Bond clothes, TV shows in Britain and how felt when he first took the role of James Bond. They also talk about how he put his own spin on Bond, Matt’s podcast James Bonding and what he sees himself doing in the future!

November 16, 2015

Justin Theroux (writer/actor, The Leftovers, Tropic Thunder) talks to Chris and Matt about writing Tropic Thunder, the differences of writing and acting and how he figured out his career when he was young. He also talks about coming up with ideas while writing, playing Call of Duty and the newest season of The Leftovers!

November 16, 2015

Justin Theroux (writer/actor, The Leftovers, Tropic Thunder) talks to Chris and Matt about writing Tropic Thunder, the differences of writing and acting and how he figured out his career when he was young. He also talks about coming up with ideas while writing, playing Call of Duty and the newest season of The Leftovers!

November 13, 2015

Stephen Moyer (True Blood, The Bastard Exectutioner) chats with Chris and Matt about life during True Blood, marrying his co-star Anna Paquin and he reads a book in his impression of a Welsh accent. He also talks about his experience doing live theater, being a father of twins and The Bastard Executioner on FX!

November 13, 2015

Stephen Moyer (True Blood, The Bastard Exectutioner) chats with Chris and Matt about life during True Blood, marrying his co-star Anna Paquin and he reads a book in his impression of a Welsh accent. He also talks about his experience doing live theater, being a father of twins and The Bastard Executioner on FX!

November 13, 2015

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

November 13, 2015

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

November 11, 2015

Emily Gordon (The Indoor Kids, The Meltdown) chats with Chris and Matt about how she went from being a therapist to working in comedy, her time at the NerdMelt theater and the importance of being organized. They also talk about marriage, figuring out their own mental challenges and her new book Super You: Release Your Inner Super Hero!

November 6, 2015

Nick Hornby (author, High Fidelity, About A Boy) talks with Chris and Matt about the differences between America and Britain, Matt’s obsession with James Bond and what inspires his writing. He also talks about his love for jigsaw puzzles, his love for Arsenal and writing his new movie, Brooklyn!

November 6, 2015

Nick Hornby (author, High Fidelity, About A Boy) talks with Chris and Matt about the differences between America and Britain, Matt’s obsession with James Bond and what inspires his writing. He also talks about his love for jigsaw puzzles, his love for Arsenal and writing his new movie, Brooklyn!

November 4, 2015

Neko Case (musician, The New Pornographers) is back on the podcast! She talks about wanting to get so famous she can own a race car, they talk a lot about caviar and what she grows in her her garden back at home. They also talk about the problems of HD, what they think celebrities would taste like and her new box set, Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule, coming out soon!

November 4, 2015

Neko Case (musician, The New Pornographers) is back on the podcast! She talks about wanting to get so famous she can own a race car, they talk a lot about caviar and what she grows in her her garden back at home. They also talk about the problems of HD, what they think celebrities would taste like and her new box set, Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule, coming out soon!

November 2, 2015

Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead, Masters of Sex, musician) talks with Chris about life after The Walking Dead, how people dealt with her departure from the show and what she has been up to since. She also talks about starting her music career, her new album This Is War and plays a few songs for the podcast!

 

October 31, 2015

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

October 28, 2015

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer talk with Chris about where the idea for their show Breakthrough came from, what topics will be featured on the show, and how Ron is such a normal guy after working in entertainment for so long. They also talk about how they formed Imagine Entertainment, choosing movies and shows they want to produce, and playing the game of show business!

October 28, 2015

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer talk with Chris about where the idea for their show Breakthrough came from, what topics will be featured on the show, and how Ron is such a normal guy after working in entertainment for so long. They also talk about how they formed Imagine Entertainment, choosing movies and shows they want to produce, and playing the game of show business!

October 26, 2015

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

October 24, 2015

Writer/Producer David Goyer (Batman Begins, Dark Knight Rises, Blade) talks with Chris and Matt about making the movie Blade, coming to Hollywood as a young writer and making smart decisions when choosing jobs. He also talks a lot about Batman Begins, Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel and the final season of DaVinci’s Demons!

October 21, 2015

Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Bring It On, Fargo) chats with Chris about living in the valley, what music she likes to listen to and what is was like being a child actor. She also talks about what she likes to do in her free time, upcoming projects she has and what to expect from season 2 of Fargo!

October 21, 2015

Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Bring It On, Fargo) chats with Chris about living in the valley, what music she likes to listen to and what is was like being a child actor. She also talks about what she likes to do in her free time, upcoming projects she has and what to expect from season 2 of Fargo!

October 19, 2015

Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls, comedian) talks with Chris about their horror days of working in retail, how important mens’ underwear can be and Jonathan’s recent trip to do stand up in China. They also talk about their favorites 80’s comedians and what is coming up in the new season of 2 Broke Girls!

October 19, 2015

Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls, comedian) talks with Chris about their horror days of working in retail, how important mens’ underwear can be and Jonathan’s recent trip to do stand up in China. They also talk about their favorites 80’s comedians and what is coming up in the new season of 2 Broke Girls!

October 16, 2015

Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved By The Bell, Franklin and Bash) chats with Chris and special guest co-host April Richardson about why moths eat sweaters, how they all keep healthy and fit and whether he is internet-y. They also talk about his time on Saved by the Bell, what his episode of Law and Order: SVU was about and his new show, Truth Be Told!

October 16, 2015

Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved By The Bell, Franklin and Bash) chats with Chris and special guest co-host April Richardson about why moths eat sweaters, how they all keep healthy and fit and whether he is internet-y. They also talk about his time on Saved by the Bell, what his episode of Law and Order: SVU was about and his new show, Truth Be Told!

October 14, 2015

Colin Hanks (Dexter, Fargo, Orange County) returns to the Nerdist after several years! He talks about how he got into documentary filmmaking, what inspired him to make the Tower Records documentary, All Things Must Pass, and how he went about getting all the information and stories for the documentary. He also talks about starting his career in the shadow of his father, why he chose to be an actor and what life is like as a dad!

 

October 12, 2015

Brett Gelman (Gelmania, Eagleheart, comedian) chats with Chris and Matt about social issues facing the world today, things he has experienced being in a bi-racial couple, and how he chooses the jobs he takes. They also talk about the importance of giving back to society and Brett’s character on FX’s Married!

October 9, 2015

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

October 9, 2015

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

October 7, 2015

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

October 7, 2015

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

October 5, 2015

Adam Goldberg (creator of The Goldbergs) chats with Chris and Matt about how his childhood inspired the TV show, they reminisce about what they loved from the 80’s and Adam’s pitch for a remake of Weird Science. They also talk about movies that do and don’t hold up, Matt and Adam bond over loving the WWF as kids and what is coming up on season 3 of The Goldbergs!

 

October 3, 2015

Paul Bettany (Avengers, Iron Man, A Beautiful Mind) gives Chris advice on married life, talks about how it was going from JARVIS to Vision in the Marvel movies, and previews all the bonus footage on the Blu-ray of Avengers: Age of Ultron. He also talks about how Americans think British people are much smarter, how he got the role in Avengers, and his upcoming movie, Shelter!

October 3, 2015

Paul Bettany (Avengers, Iron Man, A Beautiful Mind) gives Chris advice on married life, talks about how it was going from JARVIS to Vision in the Marvel movies, and previews all the bonus footage on the Blu-ray of Avengers: Age of Ultron. He also talks about how Americans think British people are much smarter, how he got the role in Avengers, and his upcoming movie, Shelter!

September 30, 2015

Matt Braunger (comedian, Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger) returns to the Nerdist! He chats with Chris and Matt about people who have sex with inanimate objects, growing a beard after quitting a job and what movies and TV shows still hold up today. They also talk about Matt’s newest special Big Dumb Animal and writing jokes inspired by break ups!

September 30, 2015

Matt Braunger (comedian, Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger) returns to the Nerdist! He chats with Chris and Matt about people who have sex with inanimate objects, growing a beard after quitting a job and what movies and TV shows still hold up today. They also talk about Matt’s newest special Big Dumb Animal and writing jokes inspired by break ups!

September 28, 2015

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

September 25, 2015

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

September 24, 2015

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

September 24, 2015

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

September 23, 2015

Rob Lowe (The West Wing, Wayne’s World, Parks and Rec) talks to Chris about the first time they ever met, tips for a successful marriage, and being an actor in the ’80s. They also talk about Rob’s wish to be in a western, Parks and Rec getting nominated for an Emmy, and his new show The Grinder!

September 23, 2015

Rob Lowe (The West Wing, Wayne’s World, Parks and Rec) talks to Chris about the first time they ever met, tips for a successful marriage, and being an actor in the ’80s. They also talk about Rob’s wish to be in a western, Parks and Rec getting nominated for an Emmy, and his new show The Grinder!

September 21, 2015

Felicia Day (Geek and Sundry, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Chris bond over their love of all things HGTV, playing Skyrim, and what got Felicia into tabletop games. Felicia also talks about being a woman in the gaming world, what’s new at Geek and Sundry, and her book You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)!

September 21, 2015

Felicia Day (Geek and Sundry, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Chris bond over their love of all things HGTV, playing Skyrim, and what got Felicia into tabletop games. Felicia also talks about being a woman in the gaming world, what’s new at Geek and Sundry, and her book You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)!

September 18, 2015

Brian Regan (comedian) chats with Chris about getting his start as a stand-up, how comedic preferences differ in people and how his comedy has influenced other comedians. He also gives a taste of what a dirty Brian Regan joke might sound like and talks about his upcoming live Comedy Central special on September 26th at 9pm!

September 16, 2015

Andrea Savage (The Hotwives of Orlando, Step Brothers) chats with Chris and Jonah about her and Chris’ relationship, what it’s really like being a mom, and how they find they can’t watch comedy anymore. They also talk about what Andrea has been up to since they last saw her, and her newest movie Sleeping With Other People!

September 14, 2015

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

September 14, 2015

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

September 11, 2015

Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) and Ed Zwick (director, Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) talk with Chris about the story of Bobby Fischer, the making of Pawn Sacrifice and how his childhood may have led to his mental instability. They also talk about the stigma of mental illness, being dads in show business and Tobey talks about playing Peter Parker in Spider-Man!

September 11, 2015

Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) and Ed Zwick (director, Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) talk with Chris about the story of Bobby Fischer, the making of Pawn Sacrifice and how his childhood may have led to his mental instability. They also talk about the stigma of mental illness, being dads in show business and Tobey talks about playing Peter Parker in Spider-Man!

September 10, 2015

Dave Yarovesky (director, The Hive) chats with Chris and Kyle about what got him into horror movies, they bond over their favorite films and the tech aspects of making a low-budget film. They also talk about the upcoming Fathom Event of his film The Hive (distributed by Nerdist!) on September 14th!

September 9, 2015

Rob Huebel (comedian, Children’s Hospital) and Paul Scheer (comedian, The League) chat with Chris about their excitement for the new Star Wars toys, the original UCB theater that took over a strip club and their favorite billboards for new TV shows. They also talk about their love of ghost hunter shows and their comedy special on a bus, Crash Test!

September 9, 2015

Rob Huebel (comedian, Children’s Hospital) and Paul Scheer (comedian, The League) chat with Chris about their excitement for the new Star Wars toys, the original UCB theater that took over a strip club and their favorite billboards for new TV shows. They also talk about their love of ghost hunter shows and their comedy special on a bus, Crash Test!

September 7, 2015

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

September 7, 2015

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

September 4, 2015

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

September 4, 2015

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

September 2, 2015

Elijah Wood chats with Chris and Jonah about their thoughts on a Goonies reboot, what music they listened to when they were kids, and the hidden rap in the Ewok song. They also talk about how Elijah is so humble despite being a child actor, their favorite horror movies, and his new film Cooties!

August 31, 2015

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

August 31, 2015

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

August 28, 2015

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

August 28, 2015

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

August 26, 2015

Christian Slater and Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) talk with Chris about getting their roles in Mr. Robot, what Chris loves about the show and where they think it’s going. They also talk about growing up in Los Angeles, how Rami went on a date with Christian’s step- sister once and what they do outside of acting!

August 24, 2015

Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Zoolander) chats with Chris about The Net, his fascination with nutrition and how Bottle Rocket changed he movie making process. They also talk about the Zoolander sequel, collaborating with Wes Anderson and his new movie No Escape!

August 24, 2015

Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Zoolander) chats with Chris about The Net, his fascination with nutrition and how Bottle Rocket changed he movie making process. They also talk about the Zoolander sequel, collaborating with Wes Anderson and his new movie No Escape!

August 21, 2015

Connie Britton (Nashville, Friday Night Lights) returns to the Nerdist! They talk about being friends for so many years, life with her four year old son and she yells at Chris for going to Nashville and and not telling her. They also talk about the time they went to Vegas together, their mutual love for Dolly Parton and her new movie American Ultra!

August 20, 2015

The one and only Bobcat Goldthwait (comedian, World’s Best Dad, God Bless America) is back on the podcast! He talks with Chris and Jonah about the past year of his life, remembering his best friend Robin Williams, and coming up with the idea for his documentary Call Me Lucky. He also talks about tricks he used to play on people while directing Jimmy Kimmel Live and tells stories from his early days of stand up!

August 19, 2015

Enjoy some mid-week hostful goodness! The guys haven’t seen in each in awhile so they catch up what everyone has been doing, talk about Chris’ upcoming vacation and Matt talks about being in Boston for a couple days. They also do some impromptu improv, Chris convinces Matt to have a bachelor party and their take on current events!

August 19, 2015

Enjoy some mid-week hostful goodness! The guys haven’t seen in each in awhile so they catch up what everyone has been doing, talk about Chris’ upcoming vacation and Matt talks about being in Boston for a couple days. They also do some impromptu improv, Chris convinces Matt to have a bachelor party and their take on current events!

August 17, 2015

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

August 17, 2015

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

August 14, 2015

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

August 14, 2015

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

August 12, 2015

Hannah Hart (My Drunk Kitchen) talks with Chris about having trouble digesting French food, her choice to be an optimistic person, and being able to be proud of your true self. She also talks about what the real message behind My Drunk Kitchen is, and they discuss where she should go on vacation!

August 12, 2015

Hannah Hart (My Drunk Kitchen) talks with Chris about having trouble digesting French food, her choice to be an optimistic person, and being able to be proud of your true self. She also talks about what the real message behind My Drunk Kitchen is, and they discuss where she should go on vacation!

August 10, 2015

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about the time Bryan saw Charles Manson riding a horse, what life has been like after Breaking Bad, and learning about Bryan’s family history. He also talks about the importance of trying new things outside your comfort zone, his Amazon pilot Sneaky Pete, and what else he has coming up!

August 7, 2015

Kevin Bacon (Footloose, The Following, Apollo 13) returns to the podcast to talk to Chris about rescuing his dog, what he likes to do when he’s not in front of the camera and playing music with his son. He also talks about playing with his band The Bacon Brothers, his unique acting methods and his new movie Cop Car!

August 7, 2015

Kevin Bacon (Footloose, The Following, Apollo 13) returns to the podcast to talk to Chris about rescuing his dog, what he likes to do when he’s not in front of the camera and playing music with his son. He also talks about playing with his band The Bacon Brothers, his unique acting methods and his new movie Cop Car!

August 5, 2015

Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover) returns to the podcast for a third time! He and Chris talk about Top Gun, researching their family ancestry and their love of the original Vacation movies. Ed also talks about his dream to crowd surf while playing banjo, listening to his own voice on Waze and playing Rusty Griswald in the new Vacation!

August 3, 2015

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

July 31, 2015

David Wain (Stella, Wet Hot American Summer, The State ) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about how The State was formed, the comedy industry in the 90’s and how making sketch comedy shows have changed today. They also talk about letting yourself sit and be bored sometimes, making Wet Hot American Summer with Netflix and Another Period and Children’s Hospital!

July 29, 2015

Wil Wheaton returns to the podcast for a third time! He chats with Chris and Jonah about his fear of wearing a band’s t-shirt to a show, Wil’s problems with being recognized and receiving complements and the dangers of click-baiting. They also make confessions of popular movies and TV shows they have never seen!

July 29, 2015

Wil Wheaton returns to the podcast for a third time! He chats with Chris and Jonah about his fear of wearing a band’s t-shirt to a show, Wil’s problems with being recognized and receiving complements and the dangers of click-baiting. They also make confessions of popular movies and TV shows they have never seen!

July 27, 2015

It’s the second show from SDCC 2015 at the Balboa Theater! First the amazing Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) joins the guys to talk about playing Arya on Game of Thrones and what it’s been like working on the show during her teenage years. Then Tom Hiddleston (Thor, The Avengers) and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrith, Hellboy) joke around with the guys and talk about Crimson Peak before the guys take some quemments!

July 27, 2015

It’s the second show from SDCC 2015 at the Balboa Theater! First the amazing Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) joins the guys to talk about playing Arya on Game of Thrones and what it’s been like working on the show during her teenage years. Then Tom Hiddleston (Thor, The Avengers) and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrith, Hellboy) joke around with the guys and talk about Crimson Peak before the guys take some quemments!

July 24, 2015

Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) chats with Chris and Matt about how her movie characters could be classified as edgy, getting asked for autographs in the bathroom and what it was like when they recast Marty McFly. She also talks about her time on Howard the Duck, her current show Switched at Birth and working on projects with her daughters!

July 24, 2015

Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) chats with Chris and Matt about how her movie characters could be classified as edgy, getting asked for autographs in the bathroom and what it was like when they recast Marty McFly. She also talks about her time on Howard the Duck, her current show Switched at Birth and working on projects with her daughters!

July 22, 2015

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

July 22, 2015

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

July 20, 2015

Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, X-Men) chats with Chris about why people are so enamored with Sherlock Holmes, what Sherlock is like in his new movie Mr. Holmes and how being a celebrity can change a person. They also talk about his choice to be honest about his sexuality, being comfortable with himself and what advice he would give to other people!

July 20, 2015

Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, X-Men) chats with Chris about why people are so enamored with Sherlock Holmes, what Sherlock is like in his new movie Mr. Holmes and how being a celebrity can change a person. They also talk about his choice to be honest about his sexuality, being comfortable with himself and what advice he would give to other people!

July 17, 2015

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

July 17, 2015

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

July 15, 2015

Chad Coleman (The Wire, The Walking Dead) talks to Chris about how his own challenges while growing up have shaped him into an actor, making music videos for the military and of course The Walking Dead. They also talk about how Chris hasn’t seen The Wire yet and Chad’s upcoming projects The Expanse and Treadwater!

July 14, 2015

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

July 14, 2015

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

July 13, 2015

The Nerdist is back from the Balboa Theater during San Diego Comic Con! Chris, Matt and Jonah are first joined by Sir Ben Kingsley to talk about the movie that inspired him to become an actor, his role in Self/Less and what being a knight is like. Then Peter Capaldi joins them to talk about being in a teenage band with Craig Ferguson, getting the role of Doctor Who and how his first Comic Con is going!

July 13, 2015

The Nerdist is back from the Balboa Theater during San Diego Comic Con! Chris, Matt and Jonah are first joined by Sir Ben Kingsley to talk about the movie that inspired him to become an actor, his role in Self/Less and what being a knight is like. Then Peter Capaldi joins them to talk about being in a teenage band with Craig Ferguson, getting the role of Doctor Who and how his first Comic Con is going!

July 8, 2015

Andy Samberg (SNL, Lonely Island, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) returns to the podcast to chat with Chris, Matt, and Jonah about SNL sketches that never got made, being able to go to fancy celebrity parties, and a movie idea. Then they riff ideas for him to do while hosting the Emmys, they talk about his character in HBO’s 7 Days in Hell, and he teases The Lonely Island movie!

July 6, 2015

Scott Weinger (actor/writer, Full House, Aladdin) chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about doing the voice of Aladdin, how he balanced being an actor and school and they watch an Amiga computer commercial he was in as a teenager. Scott also talks about going from actor to writer and they discuss in detail how the Genie’s rules really work!

July 6, 2015

Scott Weinger (actor/writer, Full House, Aladdin) chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about doing the voice of Aladdin, how he balanced being an actor and school and they watch an Amiga computer commercial he was in as a teenager. Scott also talks about going from actor to writer and they discuss in detail how the Genie’s rules really work!

July 4, 2015

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

July 1, 2015

Brad Meltzer (Decoded, author) talks with Chris about being from Florida, they text their parents to see if they remember their family businesses in Miami and video games they played as kids. Brad also talks about his line of children’s books to help girls find good role models, his new novel The President’s Shadow and how important is for authors to write from the heart!

June 30, 2015

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

June 30, 2015

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

June 29, 2015

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

June 29, 2015

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

June 27, 2015

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

June 24, 2015

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

June 24, 2015

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

June 22, 2015

Janet Montgomery (Salem, Black Mirror) talks with Chris and Matt about leaving England to work in Hollywood, what they think the Salem universe is really like and how they like being workaholics. They also talk about different accents and Janet tries out her American accent for a bit!

June 22, 2015

Janet Montgomery (Salem, Black Mirror) talks with Chris and Matt about leaving England to work in Hollywood, what they think the Salem universe is really like and how they like being workaholics. They also talk about different accents and Janet tries out her American accent for a bit!

June 19, 2015

Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, Jurassic World) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about improving in her role in Jurassic World, a new project that she isn’t allowed to talk about and her new show Clipped on TBS! They also talk about how improv helps with all aspects of life, why you shouldn’t make fun of someone’s laugh and her podcast With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus!

June 19, 2015

Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, Jurassic World) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about improving in her role in Jurassic World, a new project that she isn’t allowed to talk about and her new show Clipped on TBS! They also talk about how improv helps with all aspects of life, why you shouldn’t make fun of someone’s laugh and her podcast With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus!

June 17, 2015

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

June 17, 2015

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

June 15, 2015

Chris Pratt (Parks and Rec, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World) and Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World) talk with Chris and Matt about what they think of Back to the Future 2, how life has changed for Chris since losing weight and how social media changes the way actors are perceived. Trevor also talks about what made him want to make Jurassic World and how they developed Chris’ character in the movie!

June 13, 2015

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

June 13, 2015

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

June 10, 2015

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, The Dark Knight Rises, 3rd Rock From The Sun) chat with Chris and Matt about how he came up with the name for HitRecord, his idea for a choose your own adventure film and even sports! Joseph also talks about researching for the Edward Snowden movie he just filmed and how HitRecord and Pivot came to be!

June 10, 2015

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, The Dark Knight Rises, 3rd Rock From The Sun) chat with Chris and Matt about how he came up with the name for HitRecord, his idea for a choose your own adventure film and even sports! Joseph also talks about researching for the Edward Snowden movie he just filmed and how HitRecord and Pivot came to be!

June 8, 2015

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

June 8, 2015

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

June 5, 2015

Allison Janney (The West Wing, Mom, Masters of Sex) chats with Chris about what got her into acting, how her role in The West Wing inspired girls to go into politics and working too much she doesn’t have time to eat. They also exchange a few dirty jokes, talk about the differences between the many characters she’s played and she talks about her role in Spy!

June 3, 2015

John Cusack (Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity, Say Anything) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about his role of Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy, the music of The Beach Boys and how suffering and art coexist. He also talks about growing up as a teenage actor, living a nomad life and the numerous characters he has played!

June 3, 2015

John Cusack (Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity, Say Anything) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about his role of Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy, the music of The Beach Boys and how suffering and art coexist. He also talks about growing up as a teenage actor, living a nomad life and the numerous characters he has played!

June 1, 2015

Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead, Silicon Valley, Office Space) chats with Chris about going from the real Silicon Valley to making TV shows, what inspired him to get into animation, and his cartoons in the Spike and Mike Festivals! He also talks about where Cornholio came from, coming up with the story for Office Space, and casting everyone in Silicon Valley!

June 1, 2015

Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead, Silicon Valley, Office Space) chats with Chris about going from the real Silicon Valley to making TV shows, what inspired him to get into animation, and his cartoons in the Spike and Mike Festivals! He also talks about where Cornholio came from, coming up with the story for Office Space, and casting everyone in Silicon Valley!

May 29, 2015

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

May 28, 2015

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

May 28, 2015

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

May 27, 2015

Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day, Deadwood, The Tobolowsky Files, and so much more) talks about how being injured and sick taught him to be a more productive person, how enjoying your life will make you more successful, and about his podcast The Tobolowsky Files. He also talks about his strange psychic abilities, writing his book, and his role on Big Time in Hollywood, FL!

May 27, 2015

Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day, Deadwood, The Tobolowsky Files, and so much more) talks about how being injured and sick taught him to be a more productive person, how enjoying your life will make you more successful, and about his podcast The Tobolowsky Files. He also talks about his strange psychic abilities, writing his book, and his role on Big Time in Hollywood, FL!

May 22, 2015

Richard Lewis (comedian, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Leaving Las Vegas) talks with Chris about the changes in his comedy over the years, how he think his upbringing has inspired his jokes and coming up with jokes in his dreams. They also talk about the big comedy boom in the 80’s, how people watched Richard growing up and his new book Reflections From Hell!

May 22, 2015

Richard Lewis (comedian, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Leaving Las Vegas) talks with Chris about the changes in his comedy over the years, how he think his upbringing has inspired his jokes and coming up with jokes in his dreams. They also talk about the big comedy boom in the 80’s, how people watched Richard growing up and his new book Reflections From Hell!

May 20, 2015

Dexter Holland (The Offspring) talks with Chris about how he went from scientist to rock star, where the line “Keep’em Separated” came from and having his pilot’s license. He also talks about what inspired him to lead such an eclectic life, The Offspring’s new single Coming For You and his hot sauce Gringo Bandito!

May 18, 2015

Timothy Simons (Veep, The Interview) chats with Chris about getting the role of Jonah on Veep, being broke when he was younger and living in Chicago and the new season of Veep. They also get deep about their thoughts on “selling out” and how fame affects people!

May 18, 2015

Timothy Simons (Veep, The Interview) chats with Chris about getting the role of Jonah on Veep, being broke when he was younger and living in Chicago and the new season of Veep. They also get deep about their thoughts on “selling out” and how fame affects people!

May 15, 2015

Friend and fellow Nerdist podcaster Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Indoor Kids) is back on the podcast! They all start off by making fun of each other, Chris learns a fact about potatoes and they try to figure out what Chris’ shirt means. They also talk about the newest season of Silicon Valley and what’s coming up for it!

May 15, 2015

Friend and fellow Nerdist podcaster Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Indoor Kids) is back on the podcast! They all start off by making fun of each other, Chris learns a fact about potatoes and they try to figure out what Chris’ shirt means. They also talk about the newest season of Silicon Valley and what’s coming up for it!

May 13, 2015

Ingrid Michaelson (musician) chats with Chris about their love of Thundercats, the best way to fake sick and they wonder what the average number of pubic hairs a person has. Ingrid also sings a few songs, including one about balls and she talks about her newest album Lights Out!

May 13, 2015

Ingrid Michaelson (musician) chats with Chris about their love of Thundercats, the best way to fake sick and they wonder what the average number of pubic hairs a person has. Ingrid also sings a few songs, including one about balls and she talks about her newest album Lights Out!

May 11, 2015

Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink, Two and a Half Men) chats with Chris about an interesting habit his daughter has picked up, he tells stories about his time on set in the 80’s and how he was considered part of “The Brat Pack”. He also talks about what happened with Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men, and his new book So That Happened: A Memoir!

May 11, 2015

Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink, Two and a Half Men) chats with Chris about an interesting habit his daughter has picked up, he tells stories about his time on set in the 80’s and how he was considered part of “The Brat Pack”. He also talks about what happened with Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men, and his new book So That Happened: A Memoir!

May 9, 2015

Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Smartest Man in the World podcast, comedian) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris about people not understanding intelligent jokes, the different craft of writing jokes and how podcasting has allowed Greg to showcase his own comedy style. They also talk about their friendships with Joan Rivers and Greg’s new book The Smartest Book in the World!

May 9, 2015

Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Smartest Man in the World podcast, comedian) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris about people not understanding intelligent jokes, the different craft of writing jokes and how podcasting has allowed Greg to showcase his own comedy style. They also talk about their friendships with Joan Rivers and Greg’s new book The Smartest Book in the World!

May 6, 2015

Matthew Weiner (Mad Men creator, The Sopranos writer) returns to the podcast to talk about the overwhelming response he has gotten from Mad Men fans, the amount of great shows on TV right now and how people can so differently interpret storylines. He also talks what he leaned from writing on The Sopranos that he brought to Mad Men and the last season of the show!

May 6, 2015

Matthew Weiner (Mad Men creator, The Sopranos writer) returns to the podcast to talk about the overwhelming response he has gotten from Mad Men fans, the amount of great shows on TV right now and how people can so differently interpret storylines. He also talks what he leaned from writing on The Sopranos that he brought to Mad Men and the last season of the show!

May 4, 2015

Kevin Pollak (Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, comedian) returns to the Nerdist to talk about his new documentary Misery Loves Comedy and if misery really is a crucial element to comedy. They also talk about what drives someone to be an artist, and why Matt is such a grumpy guy!

May 4, 2015

Kevin Pollak (Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, comedian) returns to the Nerdist to talk about his new documentary Misery Loves Comedy and if misery really is a crucial element to comedy. They also talk about what drives someone to be an artist, and why Matt is such a grumpy guy!

May 1, 2015

Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham, The Walking Dead) talks with Chris about growing up in a small town as a theater nerd, his role on The Walking Dead and getting the part of Oswald on Gotham. He also talks about being openly gay and weird TV shows they watched as kids!

May 1, 2015

Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham, The Walking Dead) talks with Chris about growing up in a small town as a theater nerd, his role on The Walking Dead and getting the part of Oswald on Gotham. He also talks about being openly gay and weird TV shows they watched as kids!

April 30, 2015

Dave Holmes (MTV, Reno 911, DVD on TV) and Chris reminisce about their days on MTV, how he went from working in advertising to being on TV and being openly gay from the start of his career. They also talk about sexual identity in today’s world, his live show at the NerdMelt showroom The Friday Forty and his new TV show American Canvas!

April 29, 2015

Eddie Pepitone (comedian, The Bitter Buddah) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris and Jonah about strange dreams and dream interpretation theory, Eddie talks about being in therapy for years and how important it is to maintain what you’ve built and not just build new things. They also talk about life on the road and Eddie’s new album In Ruins!

April 27, 2015

The hilarious Will Forte (SNL, MacGruber, The Last Man on Earth) is back for more! They talk about why bees are dying off, what it must be like to be the president, and what jobs scare them the most. They also talk about his show The Last Man on Earth and the upcoming second season!

April 27, 2015

The hilarious Will Forte (SNL, MacGruber, The Last Man on Earth) is back for more! They talk about why bees are dying off, what it must be like to be the president, and what jobs scare them the most. They also talk about his show The Last Man on Earth and the upcoming second season!

April 24, 2015

Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley, comedian) talks to Chris and Matt about playing games on his new Twitch channel, what video games they are currently into and they create a character called Gill Gates. They also talk about Thomas being Canadian and the new season of Silicon Valley!

April 24, 2015

Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley, comedian) talks to Chris and Matt about playing games on his new Twitch channel, what video games they are currently into and they create a character called Gill Gates. They also talk about Thomas being Canadian and the new season of Silicon Valley!

April 22, 2015

Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings, Benched, Scrubs) talks with Chris about growing up in New Hampshire, getting into hockey fights and writing in a journal every day of her life. They also attempt to talk in different accents, talk about lots and lots of gross stuff and her new movie The Last Time You Had Fun!

April 20, 2015

Jonah Keri (Grantland writer/podcaster, author) returns to the podcast to describe the mega fantasy league he just joined, his time working in stocks, and life in Denver right now. Chris also talks about the heyday of bowling and Jonah talks about the paperback release of his book Up, Up and Away. And they have a heated debate about the best burger in LA!

April 20, 2015

Jonah Keri (Grantland writer/podcaster, author) returns to the podcast to describe the mega fantasy league he just joined, his time working in stocks, and life in Denver right now. Chris also talks about the heyday of bowling and Jonah talks about the paperback release of his book Up, Up and Away. And they have a heated debate about the best burger in LA!

April 17, 2015

The guys got together for a hostful! Chris talks about his recent vacation to Utah, Matt talks about his wedding planning, and Jonah does an impression of President Obama. They also talk about the new Fast and Furious movie, Jonah’s excitement for Entourage, and debate what to call the episode!

April 17, 2015

The guys got together for a hostful! Chris talks about his recent vacation to Utah, Matt talks about his wedding planning, and Jonah does an impression of President Obama. They also talk about the new Fast and Furious movie, Jonah’s excitement for Entourage, and debate what to call the episode!

April 15, 2015

Sarah Colonna (author, comedian, Chelsea Lately) talks to Chris and Matt about doing recon on Bar Rescue, Sarah’s time as a secret shopper and what kind of reality TV show they would want to host. They also talk about her new book Has Anyone Seen My Pants? and play a game on the internet!

April 15, 2015

Sarah Colonna (author, comedian, Chelsea Lately) talks to Chris and Matt about doing recon on Bar Rescue, Sarah’s time as a secret shopper and what kind of reality TV show they would want to host. They also talk about her new book Has Anyone Seen My Pants? and play a game on the internet!

April 13, 2015

Brent Morin, Ron Funches, Rick Glassman and David Fynn from Undateable chat with Chris about different stand up tours they have been on, Rick’s ability to make acronyms on the fly and Brent and David explain what Passover is in song form. They also do their impressions of British accents and talk about the new season of Undateable!

April 13, 2015

Brent Morin, Ron Funches, Rick Glassman and David Fynn from Undateable chat with Chris about different stand up tours they have been on, Rick’s ability to make acronyms on the fly and Brent and David explain what Passover is in song form. They also do their impressions of British accents and talk about the new season of Undateable!

April 11, 2015

Adam Carolla returns to the Nerdist for a 5th time! He and Chris talk about the difference between good and bad interviewers, being happy for more successful friends and coming up with the idea for his movie Road Hard. He also talks about how he did all the crowd funding for Road Hard!

April 8, 2015

Billy Crystal and Josh Gad chat with Chris and Jonah about how the idea of The Comedians came to be, the time Josh Gad was asked to sing for Billy and all their varying comedic influences. Billy then talks about the loss of Robin Williams, what helped get back to work after and they tell some stories from working with Mel Brooks!

April 7, 2015

Tom Lennon returns to the Nerdist for a third (check that!) time to talk about the time he went to a party and pretended to be Regis Philbin, how his son is the same age as the podcast, and how they came up with the idea of Reno 911. He also talks about his new show The Odd Couple, Thursdays at 8:30pm on CBS!

April 7, 2015

Tom Lennon returns to the Nerdist for a third (check that!) time to talk about the time he went to a party and pretended to be Regis Philbin, how his son is the same age as the podcast, and how they came up with the idea of Reno 911. He also talks about his new show The Odd Couple, Thursdays at 8:30pm on CBS!

April 4, 2015

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!

April 4, 2015

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!

April 1, 2015

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!

April 1, 2015

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!

March 30, 2015

Ben Gibbard talks with Chris and Jonah about breaking his wrist, why people love when musicians cover songs, and how The Postal Service came to be. They also talked about Death Cab for Cutie’s new album Kintsugi, their upcoming tour and Ben plays a song live!

March 27, 2015

Kal Penn talks with Chris about how he started working in politics, the current state of politics and the influence the youth has on government. He also talks about still being recognized from Harold and Kumar, being typecast and his new shows Battle Creek on CBS and The Big Picture with Kal Penn on Nat Geo!

March 27, 2015

Kal Penn talks with Chris about how he started working in politics, the current state of politics and the influence the youth has on government. He also talks about still being recognized from Harold and Kumar, being typecast and his new shows Battle Creek on CBS and The Big Picture with Kal Penn on Nat Geo!

March 25, 2015

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!

March 25, 2015

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!

March 23, 2015

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!

March 23, 2015

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!

March 20, 2015

Some hostful fun to start off your weekend! The guys talk about The Jinx and Robert Durst, Chris’ recent trip to St. Louis and Jonah’s parents trip to LA. They also talk about an abandoned Disney water park, what pushes their buttons the worst and Matt makes an announcement!

March 18, 2015

The Workaholics, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck, talk with Chris about working so much it ages you, what a Workaholics porn would be like and what comedy they used to be into when they were kids. And they talk about the newest season, on Comedy Central Wednesdays at 10pm!

March 18, 2015

The Workaholics, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck, talk with Chris about working so much it ages you, what a Workaholics porn would be like and what comedy they used to be into when they were kids. And they talk about the newest season, on Comedy Central Wednesdays at 10pm!

March 16, 2015

Brian Michael Bendis chats with Chris and Matt about living in freezing Cleveland, starting his career in comic books and teaching comic book writing. They also talk about the rise of comic book fandom and the new Playstation original series Powers and his book Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels!

March 13, 2015

Josh McDermitt talks to Chris and Matt about what they think Chewbacca smells like, Josh tells the story of one of his most embarrassing times onstage and Matt and Chris pitch some Walking Dead ideas. They also talk about what would happen if they went back in time and Josh talks about his days on the radio!

March 13, 2015

Josh McDermitt talks to Chris and Matt about what they think Chewbacca smells like, Josh tells the story of one of his most embarrassing times onstage and Matt and Chris pitch some Walking Dead ideas. They also talk about what would happen if they went back in time and Josh talks about his days on the radio!

March 11, 2015

The hilarious Kurt Braunohler returns to chat with Chris, Matt, and Jonah about peeing in his wetsuit, being a comic in Vegas, and why they think Jonah burps so much.  They also talk about Kurt’s jet skiing trip, making the webseries Roustabout, and his podcast The K Ohle, right here on Nerdist!

March 11, 2015

The hilarious Kurt Braunohler returns to chat with Chris, Matt, and Jonah about peeing in his wetsuit, being a comic in Vegas, and why they think Jonah burps so much.  They also talk about Kurt’s jet skiing trip, making the webseries Roustabout, and his podcast The K Ohle, right here on Nerdist!

March 9, 2015

The very talented Jack Antonoff chats with Chris and Jonah! They have a deep conversation about death, prioritizing what is actually important in life and how they cope with the anxiety of their careers. They also talk about the new Bleachers album and how Jack writes the songs and chooses where they go within an album!

March 9, 2015

The very talented Jack Antonoff chats with Chris and Jonah! They have a deep conversation about death, prioritizing what is actually important in life and how they cope with the anxiety of their careers. They also talk about the new Bleachers album and how Jack writes the songs and chooses where they go within an album!

March 6, 2015

The legendary Michael McKean talks with Chris and Matt about his talent in musical comedy, his time opening as a comedy act before rock concerts and how he and David Lander got the part on Laverne and Shirley. He also talks about the importance of not being typecast and his part on Better Call Saul!

March 6, 2015

The legendary Michael McKean talks with Chris and Matt about his talent in musical comedy, his time opening as a comedy act before rock concerts and how he and David Lander got the part on Laverne and Shirley. He also talks about the importance of not being typecast and his part on Better Call Saul!

March 4, 2015

Some hostful goodness for the middle of your week! Chris talks about something very strange that happened to him the other day, Jonah talks about his endless love for Dan Aykroyd and the SNL 40th Anniversary show. They also talk about the passing of Harris Wittels and their memories of him.

March 4, 2015

Some hostful goodness for the middle of your week! Chris talks about something very strange that happened to him the other day, Jonah talks about his endless love for Dan Aykroyd and the SNL 40th Anniversary show. They also talk about the passing of Harris Wittels and their memories of him.

March 2, 2015

Director/writer Ted Melfi chats with Chris, Matt, and Jonah about directing his movie St. Vincent, getting Bill Murray to be in the movie, and putting all his energy into making sure the kid in the movie was playing the right role. They also talk about TV and film changes today and remaking movies that were bad when they first came out!

March 2, 2015

Director/writer Ted Melfi chats with Chris, Matt, and Jonah about directing his movie St. Vincent, getting Bill Murray to be in the movie, and putting all his energy into making sure the kid in the movie was playing the right role. They also talk about TV and film changes today and remaking movies that were bad when they first came out!

February 27, 2015

Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia chat with Chris and Jonah about how they balance making a TV show and having kids, how their senses of humor complement each other, and creating a TV show based on characters and not premise. They also talk about getting Danny DeVito on the show, the many other projects they are working on, and the new season of Always Sunny!

February 27, 2015

Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia chat with Chris and Jonah about how they balance making a TV show and having kids, how their senses of humor complement each other, and creating a TV show based on characters and not premise. They also talk about getting Danny DeVito on the show, the many other projects they are working on, and the new season of Always Sunny!

February 25, 2015

It’s some LIVE hostful goodness! Chris, Matt and Jonah do a hostful live at SF Sketchfest and talk about Jonah’s recent trip to New Orleans, the time Matt thought he was having a heart attack and they talk about how far they have come since they started the podcast. Then they take Quemments from the audience!

February 25, 2015

It’s some LIVE hostful goodness! Chris, Matt and Jonah do a hostful live at SF Sketchfest and talk about Jonah’s recent trip to New Orleans, the time Matt thought he was having a heart attack and they talk about how far they have come since they started the podcast. Then they take Quemments from the audience!

February 23, 2015

Physicist Brian Cox chats with Chris and Matt about what made him want to get into science, his views on extraterrestrial life in our galaxy and his upcoming tour the Infinite Monkey Cage Live. Eric Idle also sits in and talks about how they met, his views on science and they all discuss different theories for what the universe is!

February 21, 2015

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!

February 21, 2015

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!

February 18, 2015

Simon Helberg chats with Chris and Jonah about getting the role on Big Bang Theory, working so hard he lost 15 pounds and differentiating himself from his character on TV. He also talks about making his new movie We’ll Never Have Paris based on a true story of him and his wife!

February 18, 2015

Simon Helberg chats with Chris and Jonah about getting the role on Big Bang Theory, working so hard he lost 15 pounds and differentiating himself from his character on TV. He also talks about making his new movie We’ll Never Have Paris based on a true story of him and his wife!

February 16, 2015

Scott Aukerman returns to the Nerdist to talk about turning his podcast Comedy Bang Bang into a TV show, how he came up with the idea, and writing jokes for the President on Between Two Ferns. He also teases the new season of Comedy Bang Bang and the Mr. Show reunion!

February 16, 2015

Scott Aukerman returns to the Nerdist to talk about turning his podcast Comedy Bang Bang into a TV show, how he came up with the idea, and writing jokes for the President on Between Two Ferns. He also teases the new season of Comedy Bang Bang and the Mr. Show reunion!

February 14, 2015

Comedian Ari Shaffir chats with Chris and Matt about their early days of comedy in Los Angeles, all the crazy stuff he has seen being a regular at The Comedy Store, and why he is no longer religious. He also talks about his newest special Paid Regular and his new TV show This Is Not Happening!

February 11, 2015

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!

February 11, 2015

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!

February 9, 2015

Jeff Bridges just can’t get enough of the Nerdist! He returns for a third time to talk about the books he created from pictures on set, the pictures he took for Seventh Son and how he makes long interview days fun. He also talks about his new sleeping tapes and his role in Seventh Son. And everyone has a relaxing meditation break!

February 9, 2015

Jeff Bridges just can’t get enough of the Nerdist! He returns for a third time to talk about the books he created from pictures on set, the pictures he took for Seventh Son and how he makes long interview days fun. He also talks about his new sleeping tapes and his role in Seventh Son. And everyone has a relaxing meditation break!

February 6, 2015

David Cross returns to the podcast and talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about the new Virgin Airlines safety video, accidentally getting booked to do stand up at a religious school and bringing back Mr. Show. He also talks about his new film and directional debut HITS!

February 4, 2015

Pauly Shore talks to Chris and Matt about growing up among legendary comedians in The Comedy Store, Chris and Pauly remember their early days at MTV and his movies such as Biodome, Encino Man and more. They also talk about Pauly’s documentary Pauly Shore Stands Alone and his podcast Pauly Shore’s Interested!

February 4, 2015

Pauly Shore talks to Chris and Matt about growing up among legendary comedians in The Comedy Store, Chris and Pauly remember their early days at MTV and his movies such as Biodome, Encino Man and more. They also talk about Pauly’s documentary Pauly Shore Stands Alone and his podcast Pauly Shore’s Interested!

February 2, 2015

Paul Williams is back for a three-peat, along with friend Tracey Jackson! Paul and Tracey talk about how they met in the early ’80s and about their new book Gratitude and Trust. They also talk about getting sober, realizing what is important in life, and how to be the best person you can possibly be!

February 2, 2015

Paul Williams is back for a three-peat, along with friend Tracey Jackson! Paul and Tracey talk about how they met in the early ’80s and about their new book Gratitude and Trust. They also talk about getting sober, realizing what is important in life, and how to be the best person you can possibly be!

January 30, 2015

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!

January 28, 2015

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!

January 26, 2015

Nick Kroll returns for the fourth time! He and Matt talk about how they get confused for each other a lot, filming the last season of his TV show The Kroll Show and their views on the OJ Simpson trial. Nick also remembers living in The Oakwood apartments one pilot season, Matt talks about his weight loss and why Chris doesn’t need to sleep!

January 26, 2015

Nick Kroll returns for the fourth time! He and Matt talk about how they get confused for each other a lot, filming the last season of his TV show The Kroll Show and their views on the OJ Simpson trial. Nick also remembers living in The Oakwood apartments one pilot season, Matt talks about his weight loss and why Chris doesn’t need to sleep!

January 24, 2015

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!

January 24, 2015

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!

January 22, 2015

Personal computing icon turned philanthropist Bill Gates has finally made it to the Nerdist! Chris, Matt, and Jonah caught up with Bill in Seattle to talk about how the digital revolution is turning your phone into a debit card, Bill’s earliest memories of the computer revolution, and how difficult it is to get a whole world behind eradicating disease. They also discuss the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and this year’s annual Gates Foundation Letter!

And as a special add-on to the podcast this week, Chris and crew spoke with Jay Wenger – director of the Gates Foundation’s polio eradication efforts and former CDC epidemiologist – and Julie Sunderland, director of program-related investments at the foundation. They talk about why improving global health is much more complicated than just throwing money at a problem, and if the former epidemiologist is afraid of zombies.

January 19, 2015

The amazing Rainn Wilson returns to the Nerdist! He chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about kids today watching videos of people play video games, Chipotle burritos and life after The Office. They also talk about their favorite fast food pizza and his new show Backstrom!

January 19, 2015

The amazing Rainn Wilson returns to the Nerdist! He chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about kids today watching videos of people play video games, Chipotle burritos and life after The Office. They also talk about their favorite fast food pizza and his new show Backstrom!

January 16, 2015

Chris chats with Ethan Hawke about hitting his 30th anniversary of being an actor, filming Boyhood over 12 years and enjoying minutiae of life. Ethan also talks about his new movie Predestination and he remembers filming Dead Poets Society with Robin Williams!

January 16, 2015

Chris chats with Ethan Hawke about hitting his 30th anniversary of being an actor, filming Boyhood over 12 years and enjoying minutiae of life. Ethan also talks about his new movie Predestination and he remembers filming Dead Poets Society with Robin Williams!

January 14, 2015

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!

January 14, 2015

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!

January 12, 2015

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!

January 12, 2015

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!

January 9, 2015

Some hostful goodness to start off your new year! The guys talk about what movies they have seen recently, how Chris learned how to take a vacation, and what they all did over the holidays. Also Chris started watching some new TV shows and Matt likes to take old people trips!

January 9, 2015

Some hostful goodness to start off your new year! The guys talk about what movies they have seen recently, how Chris learned how to take a vacation, and what they all did over the holidays. Also Chris started watching some new TV shows and Matt likes to take old people trips!

January 7, 2015

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 SeriesPinky and The Brain, Animaniacs, The Smurfs, and way more. She also gives her advice for anyone who wants a career in voice acting!

January 5, 2015

Wayne Knight sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about what actually happened to his character in Jurassic Park, working at a carnival as a kid, working as a PI in New York and how he found his niche in acting! They also talk about how Seinfeld got away with everything in the show and his show The Exes on TV Land!

January 5, 2015

Wayne Knight sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about what actually happened to his character in Jurassic Park, working at a carnival as a kid, working as a PI in New York and how he found his niche in acting! They also talk about how Seinfeld got away with everything in the show and his show The Exes on TV Land!

January 2, 2015

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!

January 2, 2015

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!

December 31, 2014

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!

December 31, 2014

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!

December 29, 2014

Filmmaker Sam Raimi talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about his love for gardening, Sam tells stories of the weird things that happened while filming The Evil Dead and the numerous TV shows he produces. He also talks about the new movie on VOD now, Murder of a Cat, produced by Sam and directed by his wife, Gillian Greene!

December 29, 2014

Filmmaker Sam Raimi talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about his love for gardening, Sam tells stories of the weird things that happened while filming The Evil Dead and the numerous TV shows he produces. He also talks about the new movie on VOD now, Murder of a Cat, produced by Sam and directed by his wife, Gillian Greene!

December 24, 2014

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry chats with Chris about where they thought Aerosmith was going in the early days of the band, his views on Roswell and aliens and his holiday EP. He also talks about his book ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, in which he tells numerous stories about Aerosmith and more!

December 24, 2014

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry chats with Chris about where they thought Aerosmith was going in the early days of the band, his views on Roswell and aliens and his holiday EP. He also talks about his book ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, in which he tells numerous stories about Aerosmith and more!

December 22, 2014

Actor Jack O’Connell talks with Chris about being from the most haunted town in England, what got him into acting and getting the lead role in Unbroken. They also talk about work days versus off days and the podcast experiences some (maybe) supernatural activity

December 22, 2014

Actor Jack O’Connell talks with Chris about being from the most haunted town in England, what got him into acting and getting the lead role in Unbroken. They also talk about work days versus off days and the podcast experiences some (maybe) supernatural activity

December 19, 2014

Sir Paul McCartney chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about the first time he came to New York City, people today being too addicted to their phones and he tells stories about with The Beatles, Wings and more. He also talks about the song Hope For The Future, that he created for the video game Destiny!

December 19, 2014

Sir Paul McCartney chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about the first time he came to New York City, people today being too addicted to their phones and he tells stories about with The Beatles, Wings and more. He also talks about the song Hope For The Future, that he created for the video game Destiny!

December 17, 2014

Chris and Jonah talk with comedy legend Martin Short about his start in comedy, his time on both Saturday Night Live and SCTV, and what he thinks of the current state of comedy. They also talk about Martin’s memoir I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, out now!

December 17, 2014

Chris and Jonah talk with comedy legend Martin Short about his start in comedy, his time on both Saturday Night Live and SCTV, and what he thinks of the current state of comedy. They also talk about Martin’s memoir I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, out now!

December 15, 2014

Henry Winkler talks to Chris and Jonah about his plan to be an actor when he moved to LA, how he got his first role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and his time playing the Fonz on Happy Days. They also talk about Henry finding out he was dyslexic and the children’s books he writes, Hank Zipzer, that are made for kids with dyslexia!

December 15, 2014

Henry Winkler talks to Chris and Jonah about his plan to be an actor when he moved to LA, how he got his first role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and his time playing the Fonz on Happy Days. They also talk about Henry finding out he was dyslexic and the children’s books he writes, Hank Zipzer, that are made for kids with dyslexia!

December 12, 2014

The amazing Lisa Kudrow talks to Chris, Jonah, and Matt about the long awaited return on The Comeback, her time at the Groundlings, and the difference of being a TV actor between when she was on Friends and today. They also think of ideas for a Romy and Michelle reunion!

December 12, 2014

The amazing Lisa Kudrow talks to Chris, Jonah, and Matt about the long awaited return on The Comeback, her time at the Groundlings, and the difference of being a TV actor between when she was on Friends and today. They also think of ideas for a Romy and Michelle reunion!

December 10, 2014

The wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch is on the Nerdist! He sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about traveling back and forth across the Atlantic, the time he was taken captive in Africa and then they get silly and make fart noises. Benedict also talks about his role of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game and the genius and tragedy of his life.

December 8, 2014

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!

December 8, 2014

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!

December 6, 2014

Michaela Watkins sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about growing up in Syracuse, NY, her life changing trip to Tibet and Nepal and getting her start at Groundlings. She also talks about her new show Benched on USA and how she came up with the idea and characters!

December 6, 2014

Michaela Watkins sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about growing up in Syracuse, NY, her life changing trip to Tibet and Nepal and getting her start at Groundlings. She also talks about her new show Benched on USA and how she came up with the idea and characters!

December 3, 2014

Michael Ironside chats with Chris about why Canadians are so funny (and don’t know it), why he has played so many serious roles in his career, and his role in the new movie Extraterrestrial. He also talks about his two fights with cancer and what he learned from thinking he was going to die.

December 3, 2014

Michael Ironside chats with Chris about why Canadians are so funny (and don’t know it), why he has played so many serious roles in his career, and his role in the new movie Extraterrestrial. He also talks about his two fights with cancer and what he learned from thinking he was going to die.

December 1, 2014

Alex Borstein hangs out with Chris to talk about her upbringing at Acme Comedy, failed pilots they have either tried out for or been in and doing the voice of Lois in Family Guy for the last 15 years. They also talk about her critically acclaimed show Getting On on HBO and how excited she is to be a part of it!

November 28, 2014

Batman himself, Adam West, sits down with Chris to talk about how he got into the entertainment business, his time acting in Spaghetti Westerns and what led him to being cast as Batman! He also talks about his upbringing on a wheat farm in rural Washington and the release of Batman, the complete series!

November 26, 2014

The hilarious Joe Lo Truglio is on the podcast! He and Chris talk about Joe’s days with The State, how everyone from The State is secretly stalking Chris and the difficulties of making sketch comedy. They also talk about awful auditions they have had and Joe’s new series Beef with Michael Ian Black and Christopher Meloni!

 

November 26, 2014

The hilarious Joe Lo Truglio is on the podcast! He and Chris talk about Joe’s days with The State, how everyone from The State is secretly stalking Chris and the difficulties of making sketch comedy. They also talk about awful auditions they have had and Joe’s new series Beef with Michael Ian Black and Christopher Meloni!

 

November 25, 2014

Actor Rachel Melvin hangs out with Chris to talk about watching movies through the other characters’ points of view, growing up athletic but choosing to work in the arts and how most guys secretly like Sex and the City. She also talks about getting her role in Dumb and Dumber To and how fun it was to film the movie!

November 25, 2014

Actor Rachel Melvin hangs out with Chris to talk about watching movies through the other characters’ points of view, growing up athletic but choosing to work in the arts and how most guys secretly like Sex and the City. She also talks about getting her role in Dumb and Dumber To and how fun it was to film the movie!

November 24, 2014

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!

November 24, 2014

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!

November 21, 2014

The awesome Adam Savage returns to the Nerdist! He and Chris talk about the Mythbusters: Behind the Myth Tour, Adam’s start at stand up comedy, and the changes in the most recent season of Mythbusters. They also make lots of dirty jokes. Lots of them.

November 20, 2014

Joe Rogan is finally on the podcast! He, Chris and Matt start out the conversation talking about how they have been podcasting for five years, the risk of robots taking over the world and working on Newsradio with Phil Hartman. Joe also talks about how he became a commentator for UFC and his new special Rocky Mountain High, on Comedy Central Friday 11/21 at midnight!

November 20, 2014

Joe Rogan is finally on the podcast! He, Chris and Matt start out the conversation talking about how they have been podcasting for five years, the risk of robots taking over the world and working on Newsradio with Phil Hartman. Joe also talks about how he became a commentator for UFC and his new special Rocky Mountain High, on Comedy Central Friday 11/21 at midnight!

November 19, 2014

The hilarious Rob Riggle returns to the Nerdist to talk with Chris and Jonah about doing sketches for the NFL pre-game show on Fox, his loves of sports and the problem with always playing characters who are jerks. They also talk about Rob’s start in improv and the importance of being flexible with your comedy and characters!

November 19, 2014

The hilarious Rob Riggle returns to the Nerdist to talk with Chris and Jonah about doing sketches for the NFL pre-game show on Fox, his loves of sports and the problem with always playing characters who are jerks. They also talk about Rob’s start in improv and the importance of being flexible with your comedy and characters!

November 17, 2014

Hilary Swank and Chris have a great conversation despite their voices being shot from busy days! She talks about going from The Karate Kid to Boys Don’t Cry, how she molded her career since then and her new film The Homesman. She also talk about what she has learned from the many roles she has played, especially Boys Don’t Cry!

November 17, 2014

Hilary Swank and Chris have a great conversation despite their voices being shot from busy days! She talks about going from The Karate Kid to Boys Don’t Cry, how she molded her career since then and her new film The Homesman. She also talk about what she has learned from the many roles she has played, especially Boys Don’t Cry!

November 14, 2014

The legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried sits down with Chris to sum up decades of comedy in about 10 minutes, the Roasts they have been a part of and Gilbert does a spot on Joe McCarthy impression. They also talk about Gilbert’s podcast where he interviews Hollywood legends and gets to meet so many people who inspired him when he was younger!

November 14, 2014

The legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried sits down with Chris to sum up decades of comedy in about 10 minutes, the Roasts they have been a part of and Gilbert does a spot on Joe McCarthy impression. They also talk about Gilbert’s podcast where he interviews Hollywood legends and gets to meet so many people who inspired him when he was younger!

November 12, 2014

Peter Farrelly returns to the podcast! He, Chris and Matt talk about why Chris wasn’t in Dumb and Dumber To, the time that Peter met Bruce Springsteen and Peter and Matt bond over being Dave Matthews Band fans. He also talks about how it was filming Dumb and Dumber To and how quickly Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels got back in the swing on their characters!

November 12, 2014

Peter Farrelly returns to the podcast! He, Chris and Matt talk about why Chris wasn’t in Dumb and Dumber To, the time that Peter met Bruce Springsteen and Peter and Matt bond over being Dave Matthews Band fans. He also talks about how it was filming Dumb and Dumber To and how quickly Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels got back in the swing on their characters!

November 10, 2014

Lauren Mayberry, singer of Chvrches, takes a detour on their tour to talk to Chris! She talks about being from Scotland, transitioning from playing alt-rock to dance music and meeting musical idols. They also talk about the importance of making music that they like instead of trying to please everyone else and include a live song from their show in LA!

November 8, 2014

OK Go were one of the first guests on the podcast ever and now they are back! They talk to Chris and Jonah at Swinghouse Studios about their newest video I Won’t Let You Down, creative Halloween costume ideas, and bad luck they have run into while filming their intricate music videos. They also play a song off their new album Hungry Ghosts!

November 8, 2014

OK Go were one of the first guests on the podcast ever and now they are back! They talk to Chris and Jonah at Swinghouse Studios about their newest video I Won’t Let You Down, creative Halloween costume ideas, and bad luck they have run into while filming their intricate music videos. They also play a song off their new album Hungry Ghosts!

November 5, 2014

Tom Bergeron and Chris reminisce about the days of Hollywood Squares, Tom talks about his early days in radio, and they bond over their love of old game shows! Tom also talks about hosting Dancing with the Stars and the 25th anniversary and his last season hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos!

November 5, 2014

Tom Bergeron and Chris reminisce about the days of Hollywood Squares, Tom talks about his early days in radio, and they bond over their love of old game shows! Tom also talks about hosting Dancing with the Stars and the 25th anniversary and his last season hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos!

November 3, 2014

Six out of the seven members of the sketch group The Birthday Boys (Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Tim Kalpakis, Mike Mitchell, Michael Hanford and Chris Vanartsdalen) fill up the studio to talk about their IFC TV show, working with Bob Odenkirk, and shitty jobs they’ve had in the past. They also talk about ordering cakes in the shapes of dicks, how they all met and the worst show they’ve ever been booked at! 

November 3, 2014

Six out of the seven members of the sketch group The Birthday Boys (Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Tim Kalpakis, Mike Mitchell, Michael Hanford and Chris Vanartsdalen) fill up the studio to talk about their IFC TV show, working with Bob Odenkirk, and shitty jobs they’ve had in the past. They also talk about ordering cakes in the shapes of dicks, how they all met and the worst show they’ve ever been booked at! 

October 31, 2014

Corey Taylor (singer of Slipknot) hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about music they listened to as kids, what strange mashups Slipknot should cover and Jonah tells the story of the creepiest thing he ever did. Corey talks about getting sober and healthy, his problem with the Grammy Awards and Slipknot’s new album .5: The Gray Chapter!

October 29, 2014

A different type of episode, Chris sat down with writer, artist, filmmaker Clive Barker twice, a year apart from each other. In the first half, Clive and Chris sit down together only a couple months after Clive contracted Toxic Shock Syndrome from the a routine visit to the dentist, went into a coma and had several strokes. They talked about what happened, his health and the re-release of his Books of Blood short story collection. Chris then returns a year later and Clive is doing much better. Chris, Clive and Mark Miller (Vice President of Seraphim Films) talk about his recovery, his new book featuring a collection of his paintings and finding the lost footage that allowed them to release the director’s cut of Nightbreed!

October 27, 2014

The hilarious Bob Odenkirk is back on the podcast! He sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about Mr. Show tanking while on the air, recording his new album Amateur Hour with only a week’s preparation and he reads a couple excerpts from his book A Load of Hooey. He also talks about the Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, how it changed from the writing to filming and how he thinks people will react to it!

October 24, 2014

Krysten Ritter and Chris hang out and talk about their mutual love for bowling, her audition process for the role of Jane on Breaking Bad, and a bottle of juice explodes everywhere in the middle of the episode. Krysten also talks about getting her start in the entertainment industry as a model after being discovered at a mall as a teenager!

October 24, 2014

Krysten Ritter and Chris hang out and talk about their mutual love for bowling, her audition process for the role of Jane on Breaking Bad, and a bottle of juice explodes everywhere in the middle of the episode. Krysten also talks about getting her start in the entertainment industry as a model after being discovered at a mall as a teenager!

October 22, 2014

Chris sits down with Keanu Reeves in New York City to talk about Keanu’s lifelong love of comedy and experimenting with improv and comedy as a teenager, the slow process of making films and the importance of staying passionate about the project and his new film John Wick. Chris tells Keanu about the first time he saw a trailer for The Matrix and how it became such an important part of pop culture!

October 22, 2014

Chris sits down with Keanu Reeves in New York City to talk about Keanu’s lifelong love of comedy and experimenting with improv and comedy as a teenager, the slow process of making films and the importance of staying passionate about the project and his new film John Wick. Chris tells Keanu about the first time he saw a trailer for The Matrix and how it became such an important part of pop culture!

October 20, 2014

The legendary Paul Reubens sits down with Chris and Jonah! They talk about the development of Pee-wee, what it is like living with an alter-ego and the release of the newly remastered Pee-wee’s Playhouse set. Paul also talks in depth about his moving to Los Angeles where he joined The Groundlings and came up with the character of Pee-wee, met Phil Hartman and how they came up with the idea for Pee-wee’s Big Adventure!

October 20, 2014

The legendary Paul Reubens sits down with Chris and Jonah! They talk about the development of Pee-wee, what it is like living with an alter-ego and the release of the newly remastered Pee-wee’s Playhouse set. Paul also talks in depth about his moving to Los Angeles where he joined The Groundlings and came up with the character of Pee-wee, met Phil Hartman and how they came up with the idea for Pee-wee’s Big Adventure!

October 17, 2014

The talented and hilarious Jason Schwartzman is back on the podcast! He and Chris start out with a deep conversation about feeling “normal” as a kid and how Jason is raising his own daughter, Jason talks about his favorite songs to cover when playing music, and they discuss how they both manage their extremely busy lives!

October 17, 2014

The talented and hilarious Jason Schwartzman is back on the podcast! He and Chris start out with a deep conversation about feeling “normal” as a kid and how Jason is raising his own daughter, Jason talks about his favorite songs to cover when playing music, and they discuss how they both manage their extremely busy lives!

October 15, 2014

Ron Perlman had so much fun the first time on the podcast, he had come back for seconds! He and Chris talk about the upcoming movie The Book of Life, everything that is happening in the world that inspired Ron to write a memoir and his goal to never take anything in life for granted. They also come up with the million dollar idea of Shitstagram!

October 15, 2014

Ron Perlman had so much fun the first time on the podcast, he had come back for seconds! He and Chris talk about the upcoming movie The Book of Life, everything that is happening in the world that inspired Ron to write a memoir and his goal to never take anything in life for granted. They also come up with the million dollar idea of Shitstagram!

October 13, 2014

Enjoy some lovely hostful goodness! Chris and Matt had a fun trip to Home Depot together, the guys talk about furniture shopping more than they ever thought they would, Jonah was dressed in a Sasquatch prosthetic, Matt plays a clip from the show Ripley’s Believe It Or Not? and Chris asks Matt what how he would react if Dave Matthews Band did a cover of the Frasier theme song!

October 13, 2014

Enjoy some lovely hostful goodness! Chris and Matt had a fun trip to Home Depot together, the guys talk about furniture shopping more than they ever thought they would, Jonah was dressed in a Sasquatch prosthetic, Matt plays a clip from the show Ripley’s Believe It Or Not? and Chris asks Matt what how he would react if Dave Matthews Band did a cover of the Frasier theme song!

October 10, 2014

Dax Shepard is on the podcast! He and Chris discuss each of their experiences getting sober, what is like being dyslexic in school when he was a kid, having a second kid with his wife, Kristen Bell, and his newest movies This Is Where I Leave You and The Judge (both in theaters now!). He also talks about the huge popularity of the “Cha-Ching!” Rally’s commercials in the early nineties and then learning a couple years ago that it was Seth Green in those commercials and he got to go to the Super Bowl for it!

October 8, 2014

The hilarious Martin Starr sits down with Chris to talk about acting, creativity and more! He talks about growing up in LA without the intent of being an actor, taking roles he finds interesting, that elaborate dick joke on Silicon Valley, and his new horror film Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead. Also, Chris refuses to believe that the iPhone 6 Plus won’t fit in Martin’s pocket!

October 8, 2014

The hilarious Martin Starr sits down with Chris to talk about acting, creativity and more! He talks about growing up in LA without the intent of being an actor, taking roles he finds interesting, that elaborate dick joke on Silicon Valley, and his new horror film Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead. Also, Chris refuses to believe that the iPhone 6 Plus won’t fit in Martin’s pocket!

October 6, 2014

Writer /host Spike Feresten chats with Chris about his first Emmy experience, starting his career as an intern at NBC and tells numerous stories from his time as writer on Seinfeld and Late Show with David Letterman. He also talks about his new show Car Matchmaker on Esquire Network and the art of pairing someone with the perfect car!

October 6, 2014

Writer /host Spike Feresten chats with Chris about his first Emmy experience, starting his career as an intern at NBC and tells numerous stories from his time as writer on Seinfeld and Late Show with David Letterman. He also talks about his new show Car Matchmaker on Esquire Network and the art of pairing someone with the perfect car!

October 3, 2014

The talented Rose McGowan talks to Chris about why she doesn’t like super hero movies, why she wanted to stop acting and what she has been doing since and her directorial debut of the short Dawn. She also goes into great detail about her interesting and very non-traditional upbringing. She ran away from home at 13 years old and has lived a fascinating live ever since!

October 3, 2014

The talented Rose McGowan talks to Chris about why she doesn’t like super hero movies, why she wanted to stop acting and what she has been doing since and her directorial debut of the short Dawn. She also goes into great detail about her interesting and very non-traditional upbringing. She ran away from home at 13 years old and has lived a fascinating live ever since!

October 1, 2014

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme (Super Troopers, Beerfest) hang out with Chris to talk about the embarrassing TV shows they secretly love, they discuss their starts in the comedy world, Chris keeps changing his accent and they talk about sealing the deal on Super Troopers 2! They also talk about their podcast Chewin’ It where they talk to guests and old friends and do solo episodes talking about the details of filmmaking and how they came up with ideas for their movies!

October 1, 2014

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme (Super Troopers, Beerfest) hang out with Chris to talk about the embarrassing TV shows they secretly love, they discuss their starts in the comedy world, Chris keeps changing his accent and they talk about sealing the deal on Super Troopers 2! They also talk about their podcast Chewin’ It where they talk to guests and old friends and do solo episodes talking about the details of filmmaking and how they came up with ideas for their movies!

September 29, 2014

Dan Harmon and Neil Berkeley are on the podcast! Chris and Dan talk about the never-released first episode of the podcast that Dan did, he talks about the drama that surrounded his show Community and they bond over nerdy movies they watched when they were teens. Dan and Neil talk about their upcoming documentary Harmontown, how it came to be, how the story arc changed while filming and the self-realization that Dan experienced and how he is trying to make himself better!

September 26, 2014

It’s more hostful fun! Matt won’t stop talking about the two Dave Matthews Band concerts he went to over the weekend, Jonah un-ironically loves the Waterworld show at Universal Studios, and they talk about what they all have been up to in the past few weeks!

September 24, 2014

The hilarious Nick Frost is on the podcast! He hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about his fascination with “butter dogs,” why he thinks he is so good at bowling, and the perks of being a knight. They also come up with a great TV show idea called What’s All This, Then?, Nick talks about the children’s book he is currently writing, and he talks about his new movie The Boxtrolls! Plus, Matt’s got an iPhone 6 Plus, there’s NSFW talk about, well, several different things from the East, Edgar Wright’s “foppish” bowling style is noted, there are Fleshlights galore, and the guys imagine the Klan on the moon and Hitler in color.

September 24, 2014

The hilarious Nick Frost is on the podcast! He hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about his fascination with “butter dogs,” why he thinks he is so good at bowling, and the perks of being a knight. They also come up with a great TV show idea called What’s All This, Then?, Nick talks about the children’s book he is currently writing, and he talks about his new movie The Boxtrolls! Plus, Matt’s got an iPhone 6 Plus, there’s NSFW talk about, well, several different things from the East, Edgar Wright’s “foppish” bowling style is noted, there are Fleshlights galore, and the guys imagine the Klan on the moon and Hitler in color.

September 22, 2014

Actor, club owner, and puppet enthusiast David Arquette sits down with Chris and Jonah to chat about growing up in LA and the finer points of choosing an LA strip club! They also talk about working in the entertainment business for over 25 years, getting self conscious in auditions, how growing up in an abusive home has molded him into the person he is today, and his show Cleaners on Crackle.com!

September 19, 2014

Robert Patrick sits down with Chris Hardwick to talk about his 30 plus years in the industry! They bond over both being from the south and the different type of southern accents and talk about his new role in the TV show Scorpion. Robert then talks about how his career started. He moved to LA and lived in his car while trying to pursue acting work. He had dropped out of college and moved to LA with no contacts or plan. He soon began acting in films for Roger Corman, which ultimately lead to an opportunity to audition for Die Hard 2. After an intensive and improv heavy audition process,Patrick was cast to play T-1000 in Terminator 2. This role would go on to define his career!

September 19, 2014

Robert Patrick sits down with Chris Hardwick to talk about his 30 plus years in the industry! They bond over both being from the south and the different type of southern accents and talk about his new role in the TV show Scorpion. Robert then talks about how his career started. He moved to LA and lived in his car while trying to pursue acting work. He had dropped out of college and moved to LA with no contacts or plan. He soon began acting in films for Roger Corman, which ultimately lead to an opportunity to audition for Die Hard 2. After an intensive and improv heavy audition process,Patrick was cast to play T-1000 in Terminator 2. This role would go on to define his career!

September 17, 2014

Kevin Smith is back on The Nerdist! They talk about how much they loved the first time Kevin was on the show, where the famous Silent Bob trench coat came from, and how social media has had such an important impact on his career. He also talks about a Craigslist ad he read on his podcast one day. The ad was for a man who was willing to let someone stay in his home for free under the contingent that they wear a Walrus Suit. During the podcast, Kevin and Scott Moiser ended up breaking down the plot for a film based on this ad. Kevin pleaded with his listeners to tweet #walrusyes or #walrusno to him if they thought he should work on a script base don this idea. The idea was wildly popular and the result is his new movie TUSK!

September 17, 2014

Kevin Smith is back on The Nerdist! They talk about how much they loved the first time Kevin was on the show, where the famous Silent Bob trench coat came from, and how social media has had such an important impact on his career. He also talks about a Craigslist ad he read on his podcast one day. The ad was for a man who was willing to let someone stay in his home for free under the contingent that they wear a Walrus Suit. During the podcast, Kevin and Scott Moiser ended up breaking down the plot for a film based on this ad. Kevin pleaded with his listeners to tweet #walrusyes or #walrusno to him if they thought he should work on a script base don this idea. The idea was wildly popular and the result is his new movie TUSK!

September 15, 2014

Ed Helms finally returns to the Nerdist! Ed reminisces about his days of watching Singled Out, his love of bluegrass music and the upcoming The Bluegrass Situation at The Ace Hotel in LA October 10th and 11th. They also talk about Ed’s recent camping and rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. Ed is about to leave to star in the new “Vacation” movie in which he will play Clark Griswald’s son Rusty who is grown up and taking his own kids on vacation. Ed is very excited to play a character in the Griswald family saga!

September 12, 2014

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.

September 12, 2014

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.

September 10, 2014

Michael Sheen (and surprise guest Sarah Silverman!) sit down with Chris to talk about Michael’s great variation of characters, his goal of making Stephen King his best friend, the top three things Sarah hates and the new season of Masters of Sex. Chris also offers his theory on the Kraken, Michael talks about his work on Chris’ favorite movie Underworld, and we discover Michael’s father’s unusual occupation!

September 10, 2014

Michael Sheen (and surprise guest Sarah Silverman!) sit down with Chris to talk about Michael’s great variation of characters, his goal of making Stephen King his best friend, the top three things Sarah hates and the new season of Masters of Sex. Chris also offers his theory on the Kraken, Michael talks about his work on Chris’ favorite movie Underworld, and we discover Michael’s father’s unusual occupation!

September 8, 2014

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!

September 8, 2014

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!

September 5, 2014

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!

September 5, 2014

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!

September 3, 2014

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!

September 3, 2014

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!

August 29, 2014

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!

August 27, 2014

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!

August 27, 2014

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!

August 22, 2014

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!

August 20, 2014

British actor and comedian Adam Buxton sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about cleaning the airplane bathroom on his flight to LA, they tell horror stories of doing shows in venues that aren’t properly prepared, what is was like making a music video with Radiohead and his own love of podcasts!

August 18, 2014

Writer Matthew Weiner sits down with Chris to talk about how Mad Men changed the style of men in their 20’s, the culture shock viewers get from watching what life was like in the 1960’s, the difference between writing on The Sopranos and Mad Men and his new film and directorial debut Are You Here!

August 18, 2014

Writer Matthew Weiner sits down with Chris to talk about how Mad Men changed the style of men in their 20’s, the culture shock viewers get from watching what life was like in the 1960’s, the difference between writing on The Sopranos and Mad Men and his new film and directorial debut Are You Here!

August 15, 2014

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!

August 15, 2014

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!

August 13, 2014

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!

August 13, 2014

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!

August 11, 2014

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!

August 11, 2014

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!

August 8, 2014

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!

August 8, 2014

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!

August 6, 2014

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!

August 4, 2014

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!

August 4, 2014

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!

August 1, 2014

The super funny Bert Kreischer is on the Nerdist! He talks about how Chris inadvertently almost got Bert fired from a job, they share nightmare drinking stories, talk about Bert’s aversion to therapy and his new book Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child!

July 30, 2014

CM Punk returns to the Nerdist for a live show at The Balboa Theater during 2014 San Diego Comic Con! CM Punk tells the story about the one and only time he ever ran a marathon, Matt really wants a Starfleet uniform and they take quemments from the audience!

July 30, 2014

CM Punk returns to the Nerdist for a live show at The Balboa Theater during 2014 San Diego Comic Con! CM Punk tells the story about the one and only time he ever ran a marathon, Matt really wants a Starfleet uniform and they take quemments from the audience!

July 28, 2014

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!

July 28, 2014

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!

July 25, 2014

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!

July 23, 2014

The immensely talented Guillermo del Toro sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about what he thinks is the real magic of film, the importance of letting movies develop naturally, he tells the story of his father being kidnapped when he was young and the current movies he produced Crimson Peak, The Book of Life and FX’s The Strain!

July 23, 2014

The immensely talented Guillermo del Toro sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about what he thinks is the real magic of film, the importance of letting movies develop naturally, he tells the story of his father being kidnapped when he was young and the current movies he produced Crimson Peak, The Book of Life and FX’s The Strain!

July 21, 2014

Comedian Guy Branum and Chris talk about how excited their 15 year old selves would be about their current lives, how he decided to become a comedian, his solace in being able to be open about his sexuality and the importance of doing the things that make you happy!

July 21, 2014

Comedian Guy Branum and Chris talk about how excited their 15 year old selves would be about their current lives, how he decided to become a comedian, his solace in being able to be open about his sexuality and the importance of doing the things that make you happy!

July 18, 2014

The hilarious Superego guys: Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville and Paul F. Tompkins, talk about the return of Superego, they try to figure out who in the group is god, they spoil numerous old movies for each other and announce the permanent addition of Paul F. Tompkins to the group!

July 18, 2014

The hilarious Superego guys: Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville and Paul F. Tompkins, talk about the return of Superego, they try to figure out who in the group is god, they spoil numerous old movies for each other and announce the permanent addition of Paul F. Tompkins to the group!

July 16, 2014

Comedy legend Carol Leifer chats with Chris and Jonah about the time she opened up for the Beach Boys, how she transitioned from stand up to writing on Seinfeld, she tries to convince Chris to get into slot machines and they talk about her book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying!

July 14, 2014

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!

July 11, 2014

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!

July 9, 2014

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!

July 9, 2014

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!

July 7, 2014

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!

July 2, 2014

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!

July 2, 2014

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!

June 30, 2014

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!

June 30, 2014

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!

June 27, 2014

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!

June 25, 2014

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!

June 23, 2014

The awesome Greg Behrendt chats with Chris and Jonah about the best way to rock a mohawk when going bald; Chris and Greg talk about growing up in comedy together, being depressed and relapsing into drug addiction and consciously helping yourself to stay happy! 

June 23, 2014

The awesome Greg Behrendt chats with Chris and Jonah about the best way to rock a mohawk when going bald; Chris and Greg talk about growing up in comedy together, being depressed and relapsing into drug addiction and consciously helping yourself to stay happy! 

June 20, 2014

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!

June 20, 2014

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!

June 18, 2014

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!

June 18, 2014

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!

June 16, 2014

Randy and Jason Sklar return for a three peat on the Nerdist! They talk about how podcasting has changed their careers, writing jokes as a duo, performing comedy for Peyton Manning, and their new special What Are We Talking About available now on Netflix!

June 16, 2014

Randy and Jason Sklar return for a three peat on the Nerdist! They talk about how podcasting has changed their careers, writing jokes as a duo, performing comedy for Peyton Manning, and their new special What Are We Talking About available now on Netflix!

June 13, 2014

Comedian Myq Kaplan chats with Chris and Jonah about the dangers of creating the same bit as another comedian and looking back at the jokes they wrote as new comedians; they make fun of Jonah’s past relationships and talk about his new special Small, Dork and Handsome, on Netflix now!

June 13, 2014

Comedian Myq Kaplan chats with Chris and Jonah about the dangers of creating the same bit as another comedian and looking back at the jokes they wrote as new comedians; they make fun of Jonah’s past relationships and talk about his new special Small, Dork and Handsome, on Netflix now!

June 11, 2014

Chris interviews Mitch Hurwitz live at Bellcourt Theater in Nashville! They talk about how he got into writing comedy, his similarities the character of George Michael, why he thinks Arrested Development didn’t make it on network TV and they take questions from the audience!

June 11, 2014

Chris interviews Mitch Hurwitz live at Bellcourt Theater in Nashville! They talk about how he got into writing comedy, his similarities the character of George Michael, why he thinks Arrested Development didn’t make it on network TV and they take questions from the audience!

June 9, 2014

Bryan Bishop (Bald Bryan from The Adam Carolla Show) sits down with Chris for a more serious topic. They talk about Bryan being diagnosed with a brain tumor, his 5 anniversary of the diagnosis after been giving a 6 month expiration date and having a good attitude and using humor to keep him positive in the worst of times!

June 6, 2014

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!

June 6, 2014

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!

June 5, 2014

Nerdist family member Pete Holmes finally sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about how starting his own podcast has changed his life, the etiquette of interrupting people, how therapy has made him more independent and his appreciation of having the opportunity to have his own TV show!

June 5, 2014

Nerdist family member Pete Holmes finally sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about how starting his own podcast has changed his life, the etiquette of interrupting people, how therapy has made him more independent and his appreciation of having the opportunity to have his own TV show!

June 4, 2014

The legendary Morgan Freeman comes on the podcast to talk about the beginning of his career as an actor, the importance of enjoying life and finding the positive in everything, his love of flying planes and the return his show Through the Wormhole on Science Channel!

June 4, 2014

The legendary Morgan Freeman comes on the podcast to talk about the beginning of his career as an actor, the importance of enjoying life and finding the positive in everything, his love of flying planes and the return his show Through the Wormhole on Science Channel!

June 2, 2014

World traveler and brave food enthusiast Anthony Bourdain hangs out with the guys to talk about eating strange food in strange places, his intricate plans when he cooks meals for his family, turning his life around to become a writer and TV host and how he strives to make his show Parts Unknown different from anything else on TV!

May 31, 2014

Jaime King and Chris bond over having a new baby and new dog, the best ways she can embarrass her son, her husband’s love for Star Wars and her role on The Clone Wars!

May 31, 2014

Jaime King and Chris bond over having a new baby and new dog, the best ways she can embarrass her son, her husband’s love for Star Wars and her role on The Clone Wars!

May 28, 2014

Loveline‘s Dr. Drew Pinsky sits down with Chris to discuss the different types of rehab for addicts, Chris’s process to get sober, the influence media has had on society, and his own battle with cancer!

May 26, 2014

Clark Gregg loves the podcast so much, he came back for seconds! They talk about Chris being a traitor to S.H.I.E.L.D, the secrecy that goes into Marvel films, they riff about string theory and talk about his new movie Trust Me available now on demand and in theaters June 6th!

May 23, 2014

Dave Attell returns to the podcast for a third time! He, Chris and Jonah talk about differing views on dirty jokes, playing to audiences who don’t understand a comic’s humor, and his new show on Comedy Central!

May 21, 2014

It’s some hostful fun to help you get through your week! Jonah tells a story that nearly kills Matt from laughter, Matt got a new bike and Chris learns how to make proper eye contact! Also, Matt and Jonah are doing a live podcast of their own on June 5th in Phoenix!

May 21, 2014

It’s some hostful fun to help you get through your week! Jonah tells a story that nearly kills Matt from laughter, Matt got a new bike and Chris learns how to make proper eye contact! Also, Matt and Jonah are doing a live podcast of their own on June 5th in Phoenix!

May 19, 2014

The hilarious Wendi McLendon-Covey talks to Chris about her upbringing in The Groundlings, how she got the role on Reno 911, her parents’ aspirations for her to be a flight attendant and her role in the upcoming movie Blended!

May 19, 2014

The hilarious Wendi McLendon-Covey talks to Chris about her upbringing in The Groundlings, how she got the role on Reno 911, her parents’ aspirations for her to be a flight attendant and her role in the upcoming movie Blended!

May 16, 2014

The legendary Alex Trebek sits down with Chris to talk about starting out his career as a news reporter in Canada, how he has seen Jeopardy over the years, the importance of not letting ego get in the way of happiness and the time Chris was on Celebrity Jeopardy and won!

May 14, 2014

The hilarious Jim Jefferies hangs out with Chris to talk about showing up his school principal by becoming a comedian, crazy stories from hanging out with John Ratzenberger, why he thinks Chris isn’t nerdy and his show Legit on FXX!

May 14, 2014

The hilarious Jim Jefferies hangs out with Chris to talk about showing up his school principal by becoming a comedian, crazy stories from hanging out with John Ratzenberger, why he thinks Chris isn’t nerdy and his show Legit on FXX!

May 12, 2014

The lovely and hilarious Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham hang out with Chris to talk about Lennon’s bizarre talent for mimicking people, Jessica’s hatred of scary movies and sequels and who’s the cat and who’s the dog in their friendship and their new show Playing House on USA!

May 12, 2014

The lovely and hilarious Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham hang out with Chris to talk about Lennon’s bizarre talent for mimicking people, Jessica’s hatred of scary movies and sequels and who’s the cat and who’s the dog in their friendship and their new show Playing House on USA!

May 9, 2014

The talented Jennifer Morrison chats with Chris and Jonah about growing up without watching iconic movies, how fans treat her differently based on her characters from House and Once Upon A Time and the short film she just directed!

May 9, 2014

The talented Jennifer Morrison chats with Chris and Jonah about growing up without watching iconic movies, how fans treat her differently based on her characters from House and Once Upon A Time and the short film she just directed!

May 8, 2014

It’s a Nerdist/Thrilling Adventure Hour mix! Ben Acker and Ben Blacker hang out with Chris to talk about how they started The Thrilling Adventure Hour, how they branded the show to make it what it is today and their careers in writing!

May 7, 2014

Chairman and CEO of Nerdist’s parent company Legendary Pictures is on the podcast! They talk about being a sports guy while still liking nerdy stuff, the influence of watching movies at a young age, the amazing array of movies Legendary has come out with, and their newest movie, Godzilla!

May 7, 2014

Chairman and CEO of Nerdist’s parent company Legendary Pictures is on the podcast! They talk about being a sports guy while still liking nerdy stuff, the influence of watching movies at a young age, the amazing array of movies Legendary has come out with, and their newest movie, Godzilla!

May 5, 2014

The amazing Jon Favreau not only listens to The Nerdist, he’s now a guest on it! He, Chris and Jonah nerd out over their favorite TV shows, his career path since Swingers, the immense work that went into creating and directing the Iron Man movies and his new movie Chef!

May 5, 2014

The amazing Jon Favreau not only listens to The Nerdist, he’s now a guest on it! He, Chris and Jonah nerd out over their favorite TV shows, his career path since Swingers, the immense work that went into creating and directing the Iron Man movies and his new movie Chef!

May 2, 2014

Jim Gaffigan has a three peat on the Nerdist! He talks about his new special Obsessed, how Chris would become president if there was a zombie apocalypse, who their first crushes were and where they think the world of comedy is heading!

May 2, 2014

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!

April 30, 2014

The hilarious Eddie Izzard returns to the Nerdist podcast for his own episode! He talks about performing comedy in different languages and foreign countries, beginning his comedy career in the birth of alt comedy and his view on the strange world of politics!

April 28, 2014

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!

April 28, 2014

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!

April 25, 2014

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!

April 25, 2014

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!

April 23, 2014

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!

April 23, 2014

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!

April 19, 2014

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!

April 16, 2014

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!

April 16, 2014

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!

April 14, 2014

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!

April 14, 2014

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!

April 11, 2014

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!

April 11, 2014

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!

April 9, 2014

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!

April 7, 2014

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!

April 7, 2014

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!

April 5, 2014

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!

April 4, 2014

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!

April 4, 2014

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!

April 2, 2014

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!

March 31, 2014

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!

March 31, 2014

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!

March 28, 2014

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!

March 28, 2014

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!

March 26, 2014

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 interesting to everybody, and Matt and Jonah nerd out about the Red Sox!

March 26, 2014

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 interesting to everybody, and Matt and Jonah nerd out about the Red Sox!

March 24, 2014

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 talks about his new movie Sabotage!

March 21, 2014

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!

March 21, 2014

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!

March 19, 2014

Chris Kluwe loved the Nerdist podcast so much, he came back! He, Chris and Jonah talk about what video games they are playing right now, what happened to his NFL career since he decided to stand up for marriage equality, and what he hopes for the future of openly gay athletes.

March 17, 2014

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!

March 17, 2014

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!

March 14, 2014

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!

March 14, 2014

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!

March 12, 2014

Nerd hero Curtis Armstrong hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about playing Booger in Revenge of the Nerds, his many other roles in Risky Business, Better Off Dead, and Moonlighting, being at the first Star Trek convention ever, and working on King of the Nerds!

March 10, 2014

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!

March 10, 2014

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!

March 7, 2014

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!

March 7, 2014

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!

March 6, 2014

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 projects and tell his side of stories and his new film The Bag Man!

March 5, 2014

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!

March 3, 2014

The lovely Jaimie Alexander sits down with Chris to talk about her role as Sif in Thor, she explains how to use a knife to Chris, getting satisfaction of seeing their high school bullies living crappy lives and bringing Sif onto Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D on March 11th!

March 3, 2014

The lovely Jaimie Alexander sits down with Chris to talk about her role as Sif in Thor, she explains how to use a knife to Chris, getting satisfaction of seeing their high school bullies living crappy lives and bringing Sif onto Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D on March 11th!

February 28, 2014

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!

February 28, 2014

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!

February 26, 2014

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!

February 24, 2014

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!

February 24, 2014

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!

February 21, 2014

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!

February 21, 2014

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!

February 19, 2014

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!

February 18, 2014

Jennette McCurdy comes on the show to talk about her time as an accidental country music artist, what she wants to do after Sam & Cat, and what movie inspired her to get into acting! Also, Matt talks about Frasier and Chris isn’t good at parties.

February 18, 2014

Jennette McCurdy comes on the show to talk about her time as an accidental country music artist, what she wants to do after Sam & Cat, and what movie inspired her to get into acting! Also, Matt talks about Frasier and Chris isn’t good at parties.

February 14, 2014

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!

February 14, 2014

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!

February 12, 2014

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!

February 12, 2014

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!

February 10, 2014

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!

February 10, 2014

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!

February 7, 2014

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!

February 7, 2014

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!

February 5, 2014

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!

February 5, 2014

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!

February 3, 2014

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!

January 31, 2014

The amazing duo James Mercer (The Shin) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) that make up Broken Bells invite Chris and Jonah to their studio to talk! They discuss their process for coming up with songs, Brian talks about how he started producing albums for other artists and their upcoming album After the Disco, out February 4th!

January 29, 2014

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!

January 29, 2014

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!

January 27, 2014

The guys sit down for another somewhat serious hostful. Chris and Jonah talk out some problems they have been having and Matt mediates!

January 27, 2014

The guys sit down for another somewhat serious hostful. Chris and Jonah talk out some problems they have been having and Matt mediates!

January 24, 2014

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!

January 23, 2014

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!

January 23, 2014

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!

January 20, 2014

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!

January 17, 2014

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!

January 17, 2014

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!

January 15, 2014

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!

January 15, 2014

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!

January 13, 2014

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!

January 13, 2014

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!

January 10, 2014

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!

January 10, 2014

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!

January 8, 2014

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!

January 6, 2014

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!

January 6, 2014

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!

January 4, 2014

The eccentric and hilarious Brody Stevens sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about his life since his mental breakdown, how his career has changed, Zach Galifianakis, working on The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Chelsea Lately, and 2midnight, Donnie Wahlberg, Justin Bieber, pranks, stress, and his show Brody Stevens: Enjoy It on Comedy Central!

December 30, 2013

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!

December 30, 2013

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!

December 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!

December 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!

December 25, 2013

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!

December 25, 2013

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!

December 23, 2013

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!

December 23, 2013

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!

December 20, 2013

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.

December 20, 2013

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.

December 18, 2013

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!

December 18, 2013

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!

December 17, 2013

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!

December 17, 2013

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!

December 16, 2013

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!

December 16, 2013

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!

December 13, 2013

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!

December 11, 2013

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) talks to Chris and Jonah about the challenges of being an indie movie director, his stand-up show Mash Up on Comedy Central, Jonah’s Arcade, video games, the Super Mario Bros. movie, and walking around Sundance in a fur coat!

December 11, 2013

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) talks to Chris and Jonah about the challenges of being an indie movie director, his stand-up show Mash Up on Comedy Central, Jonah’s Arcade, video games, the Super Mario Bros. movie, and walking around Sundance in a fur coat!

December 10, 2013

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!

December 9, 2013

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!

December 9, 2013

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!

December 6, 2013

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!

December 6, 2013

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!

December 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 the Future! Plus stories about Huey Lewis, Andy Kaufman, and lots more….

December 2, 2013

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!

November 29, 2013

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!

November 29, 2013

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!

November 26, 2013

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!

November 25, 2013

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!

November 22, 2013

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!

November 22, 2013

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!

November 20, 2013

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!

November 20, 2013

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!

November 18, 2013

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!

November 15, 2013

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!

November 15, 2013

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!

November 13, 2013

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!

November 13, 2013

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!

November 12, 2013

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 legendary voices.

November 12, 2013

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 legendary voices.

November 11, 2013

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!

November 8, 2013

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!

November 8, 2013

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!

November 7, 2013

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!

November 7, 2013

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!

November 6, 2013

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!

November 6, 2013

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!

November 4, 2013

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!

November 1, 2013

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!

November 1, 2013

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!

October 30, 2013

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!

October 30, 2013

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!

October 28, 2013

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!

October 28, 2013

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!

October 25, 2013

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!

October 25, 2013

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!

October 23, 2013

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!

October 23, 2013

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!

October 21, 2013

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!

October 21, 2013

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!

October 18, 2013

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!

October 16, 2013

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!

October 15, 2013

Andrew W.K. and Marky Ramone stop by the Nerdist podcast before their show at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles TONIGHT! Andrew talks about living life with a positive attitude, Marky tells stories from The Ramones days, and they talk about their tour!

October 14, 2013

The amazing Daniel Radcliffe is on the Nerdist! He talks about his admiration for Tom Lehrer, watching inappropriate children’s television, and his love of American football!

October 11, 2013

Nick Offerman returns to the podcast because he just can’t get enough. He talks about his new book Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living, describes what a cologne based on him would smell like, and tells a joke so funny it almost kills Chris.

October 11, 2013

Nick Offerman returns to the podcast because he just can’t get enough. He talks about his new book Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living, describes what a cologne based on him would smell like, and tells a joke so funny it almost kills Chris.

October 10, 2013

It’s the Nerdist episode #420, so who better to have on than Doug Benson? They talk about what they were like in high school, Doug’s role in Captain EO and, of course, weed.

October 10, 2013

It’s the Nerdist episode #420, so who better to have on than Doug Benson? They talk about what they were like in high school, Doug’s role in Captain EO and, of course, weed.

October 9, 2013

Slash hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about his immense love and knowledge of dinosaurs, growing up in Laurel Canyon in the heyday of the music culture, and being a BMX biker!

October 9, 2013

Slash hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about his immense love and knowledge of dinosaurs, growing up in Laurel Canyon in the heyday of the music culture, and being a BMX biker!

October 8, 2013

The directos and star of the movie Zero Charisma (which is being distributed by Nerdist Industries!), Katie Graham, Andrew Mathews and Sam Eidson come on the podcast to talk about the making of their movie, what it means to actually be a nerd and Dungeons and Dragon

October 8, 2013

The directos and star of the movie Zero Charisma (which is being distributed by Nerdist Industries!), Katie Graham, Andrew Mathews and Sam Eidson come on the podcast to talk about the making of their movie, what it means to actually be a nerd and Dungeons and Dragon

October 7, 2013

Tom Hanks loves the podcast so much, he came back for me! Chris and Jonah sit down with Tom for a second time to discuss awful interview questions, his first time on The Tonight Show and his upcoming movie, Captain Phillips!

October 7, 2013

Tom Hanks loves the podcast so much, he came back for me! Chris and Jonah sit down with Tom for a second time to discuss awful interview questions, his first time on The Tonight Show and his upcoming movie, Captain Phillips!

October 4, 2013

Adam Scott is finally on the podcast. He helps add to the Nerdist Adam Scott Foley project, Matt and him talk about his role in Star Trek, and they talk about his new movie A.C.O.D and his show The Greatest Event in Television History!

October 2, 2013

The kings of rock, Jack Black and Kyle Gass, are back in the studio with The Nerdist! They talk about their upcoming Festival Supreme, their mutual obsession for GTA V, and they sing a couple of songs, with Chris joining them!

October 2, 2013

The kings of rock, Jack Black and Kyle Gass, are back in the studio with The Nerdist! They talk about their upcoming Festival Supreme, their mutual obsession for GTA V, and they sing a couple of songs, with Chris joining them!

September 30, 2013

Astronaut Mike Massimino comes on the show to talk some real talk about space! Matt nerds out on him about everything NASA, he talks about the first time he saw Earth from space, and he discusses the new movie Gravity!

September 30, 2013

Astronaut Mike Massimino comes on the show to talk some real talk about space! Matt nerds out on him about everything NASA, he talks about the first time he saw Earth from space, and he discusses the new movie Gravity!

September 27, 2013

Chris sits down with Stan Lee in his toy filled office to talk about how he will never stop writing, his cameos in movies and he gives some insightful advice for young people!

September 27, 2013

Chris sits down with Stan Lee in his toy filled office to talk about how he will never stop writing, his cameos in movies and he gives some insightful advice for young people!

September 25, 2013

Ken Marino hangs out on the show to talk about his fancy Japanese toilet, forgotten sketches from The State, and why Matt isn’t verified on Twitter!

September 25, 2013

Ken Marino hangs out on the show to talk about his fancy Japanese toilet, forgotten sketches from The State, and why Matt isn’t verified on Twitter!

September 23, 2013

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica sit down with the guys at SDCC! They talk about the making of their upcoming movie Through the Never, Jonah and Kirk bond over living in Hawaii and how they tell stories of forgetting how to play their own songs!

September 23, 2013

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica sit down with the guys at SDCC! They talk about the making of their upcoming movie Through the Never, Jonah and Kirk bond over living in Hawaii and how they tell stories of forgetting how to play their own songs!

September 20, 2013

Brad Neely sits down with the guys to talk about how not all nerds are smart, the early days of web series and being from the south!

September 18, 2013

Finally, some hostful goodness for your ears! Jonah changes his Twitter name, Matt decides between guitars and dogs and they debate who’s better at working out!

September 18, 2013

Finally, some hostful goodness for your ears! Jonah changes his Twitter name, Matt decides between guitars and dogs and they debate who’s better at working out!

September 16, 2013

Alison Brie just can’t get enough of the Nerdist podcast! Alison talks to Chris and Jonah about Community and Mad Men, crazy puppet shows and the roles women play in the entertainment industry!

September 13, 2013

The extremely talented and hilarious Nat Faxon and Jim Rash talk about what it was like to win an Oscar, tell some funny stories from their days of teaching improv, and talk about their movie The Way, Way Back!

September 13, 2013

The extremely talented and hilarious Nat Faxon and Jim Rash talk about what it was like to win an Oscar, tell some funny stories from their days of teaching improv, and talk about their movie The Way, Way Back!

September 11, 2013

Tegan and Sara come on the show to talk about their years of opening for bands before they made it on their own, the science of “selling out,” and what they would do if an asteroid hit the earth!

September 11, 2013

Tegan and Sara come on the show to talk about their years of opening for bands before they made it on their own, the science of “selling out,” and what they would do if an asteroid hit the earth!

September 9, 2013

The extremely lovely and talented Katey Sagals sits down with the guys to talk about her days on Married with Children, her love of playing music and what crazy things Gemma might do on the upcoming season of Sons of Anarchy!

September 9, 2013

The extremely lovely and talented Katey Sagals sits down with the guys to talk about her days on Married with Children, her love of playing music and what crazy things Gemma might do on the upcoming season of Sons of Anarchy!

September 6, 2013

The amazing Doug Jones comes on the show to talk about dressing up in crazy costumes and special effects make up, tease an upcoming role he has, and they create some Jonah Sound Effects!

September 4, 2013

The hilarious and lovely Katee Sackhoff hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about her time on Battlestar Galactica, being a bad-ass chick on a motorcycle, and her role in the upcoming movie Riddick, in theaters Friday, September 6th!

September 4, 2013

The hilarious and lovely Katee Sackhoff hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about her time on Battlestar Galactica, being a bad-ass chick on a motorcycle, and her role in the upcoming movie Riddick, in theaters Friday, September 6th!

September 2, 2013

Neko Case had such a good time on the Nerdist, she didn’t want to leave! She and Matt find out they have a lot in common, and Neko talks about life on tour and her new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I fight, The More I Love You!

September 2, 2013

Neko Case had such a good time on the Nerdist, she didn’t want to leave! She and Matt find out they have a lot in common, and Neko talks about life on tour and her new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I fight, The More I Love You!

August 28, 2013

Matt Berninger of The National invites Chris and Matt into his home to talk about what bands the internet pairs with The National, deciding what to wear onstage and the making of their documentary Mistaken For Strangers!

August 28, 2013

Matt Berninger of The National invites Chris and Matt into his home to talk about what bands the internet pairs with The National, deciding what to wear onstage and the making of their documentary Mistaken For Strangers!

August 26, 2013

The lovely Maria Menounos comes on the show to talk about working on Extra, her time in beauty pageants, and her new film The Adventures of Serial Buddies!

August 26, 2013

The lovely Maria Menounos comes on the show to talk about working on Extra, her time in beauty pageants, and her new film The Adventures of Serial Buddies!

August 23, 2013

Bill Hader hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about life after SNL, writing on South Park and meeting his comedy heroes!

August 21, 2013

Brie Larson hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about Animal Crossing, the confusing names of fruits and vegetables, and her new movie Short Term 12, out August 23rd!

August 19, 2013

The super funny Kurt Braunohler hangs out with the guys to talk about pranks he likes to pull on society, porn parodies and one of the guys comes up with a very special character!

August 19, 2013

The super funny Kurt Braunohler hangs out with the guys to talk about pranks he likes to pull on society, porn parodies and one of the guys comes up with a very special character!

August 16, 2013

The always hilarious Eddie Pepitone is finally on the podcast! They talk about the best way to defend your house against robbers, riding in cars with comedians and his documentary The Bitter Buddha!

August 14, 2013

The lovely and talented Lauren Graham comes on the show to talk about her longtime friendship with Chris, her days as a comedy club waitress and, of course, Gilmore Girls!

August 14, 2013

The lovely and talented Lauren Graham comes on the show to talk about her longtime friendship with Chris, her days as a comedy club waitress and, of course, Gilmore Girls!

August 12, 2013

Singer/writer Gerard Way hangs out with the guys to talk about how he got into music, the comic books he has written, and life after My Chemical Romance!

August 12, 2013

Singer/writer Gerard Way hangs out with the guys to talk about how he got into music, the comic books he has written, and life after My Chemical Romance!

August 9, 2013

The end of of Breaking Bad is almost here, so who better to have on the podcast than Vince Gilligan? Vince sits down with the guys to talk about the ups and downs of writing the show, the first movie he ever made and how he feels about Breaking Bad ending!

August 9, 2013

The end of of Breaking Bad is almost here, so who better to have on the podcast than Vince Gilligan? Vince sits down with the guys to talk about the ups and downs of writing the show, the first movie he ever made and how he feels about Breaking Bad ending!

August 7, 2013

Recorded from the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, it’s one of Chris’ favorite bands, Rogue Wave! Chris sits down with Zach and Pat to discuss how they got into music, how they keep themselves entertained on the road and they play some songs from their sound-check!

August 7, 2013

Recorded from the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, it’s one of Chris’ favorite bands, Rogue Wave! Chris sits down with Zach and Pat to discuss how they got into music, how they keep themselves entertained on the road and they play some songs from their sound-check!

August 5, 2013

The extremely talented (and whom we also discovered is hilarious) Michael C. Hall joins Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about playing characters surrounded by dead people, his battle with cancer and whatever happened to the old organ stores from malls!

August 5, 2013

The extremely talented (and whom we also discovered is hilarious) Michael C. Hall joins Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about playing characters surrounded by dead people, his battle with cancer and whatever happened to the old organ stores from malls!

August 2, 2013

It’s the Nerdist live JFL in from Montreal, Canada! Jimmy Carr from British TV’s 8 Out of 10 Cats joins the guys to talk about how comedy differs in the UK, breaking his anklein a giant hamster wheel , and some of the audience members join the conversation!

August 2, 2013

It’s the Nerdist live JFL in from Montreal, Canada! Jimmy Carr from British TV’s 8 Out of 10 Cats joins the guys to talk about how comedy differs in the UK, breaking his anklein a giant hamster wheel , and some of the audience members join the conversation!

July 31, 2013

BioShock creator Ken Levine is on the Nerdist podcast! He sits down with Chris and Chloe to talk all things video games including their reactions to BioShock Infinite, how science and video games are related and where they all think the future of video gaming is headed! SPOILER ALERT! There are crap tons of Bioshock: Infinite spoilers. Ye hath been warned!

July 31, 2013

BioShock creator Ken Levine is on the Nerdist podcast! He sits down with Chris and Chloe to talk all things video games including their reactions to BioShock Infinite, how science and video games are related and where they all think the future of video gaming is headed! SPOILER ALERT! There are crap tons of Bioshock: Infinite spoilers. Ye hath been warned!

July 29, 2013

Recorded at SDCC 2013 from his hotel room, it’s George RR Martin! He tells stories about the early days of comic book conventions, the journey of adapting his books to the screen and football…!?

July 29, 2013

Recorded at SDCC 2013 from his hotel room, it’s George RR Martin! He tells stories about the early days of comic book conventions, the journey of adapting his books to the screen and football…!?

July 26, 2013

It’s the Nerdist live from the Balboa Theater in San Diego again! The Doctor himself, Matt Smith, is the special guest, audience members get their quemments answered and one guy has a surprise for his girlfriend!

July 26, 2013

It’s the Nerdist live from the Balboa Theater in San Diego again! The Doctor himself, Matt Smith, is the special guest, audience members get their quemments answered and one guy has a surprise for his girlfriend!

July 24, 2013

Hostful goodness is back! Chris, Matt and Jonah sat down in Canada to talk about their past week at San Diego Comic Con, learning how to not work all the time and the pronunciation of GIF!

July 24, 2013

Hostful goodness is back! Chris, Matt and Jonah sat down in Canada to talk about their past week at San Diego Comic Con, learning how to not work all the time and the pronunciation of GIF!

July 22, 2013

Nerd hero Joss Whedon is finally on the podcast! Chris, Matt and Jonah invade his home to talk about how he casts for his characters, coming up with new ideas and the days when he and Chris lived across the street from each other!

July 22, 2013

Nerd hero Joss Whedon is finally on the podcast! Chris, Matt and Jonah invade his home to talk about how he casts for his characters, coming up with new ideas and the days when he and Chris lived across the street from each other!

July 19, 2013

One of the Nerdist family members, Kumail Nanjiani, is on another Nerdist podcast! Kumail sits down to talk about his own podcast The Indoor Kids, video games, and being afraid of dolphins!

July 19, 2013

One of the Nerdist family members, Kumail Nanjiani, is on another Nerdist podcast! Kumail sits down to talk about his own podcast The Indoor Kids, video games, and being afraid of dolphins!

July 17, 2013

Actors Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston and director James Wan from the new movie The Conjuring sit down with the guys to talk about their experiences making the film, how James got into directing horror films, and what it’s like to be parent and actor!

See The Conjuring in theaters this Friday, July 19th!

July 17, 2013

Actors Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston and director James Wan from the new movie The Conjuring sit down with the guys to talk about their experiences making the film, how James got into directing horror films, and what it’s like to be parent and actor!

See The Conjuring in theaters this Friday, July 19th!

July 15, 2013

The Dude himself is on the Nerdist Podcast! Jeff Bridges sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about his new movie R.I.P.D., bonding with his father through acting and, of course, bowling!

July 15, 2013

The Dude himself is on the Nerdist Podcast! Jeff Bridges sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about his new movie R.I.P.D., bonding with his father through acting and, of course, bowling!

July 12, 2013

Tig Notaro comes on the show for a serious yet hilarious episode. She talks about her past year battling cancer and how it has changed her life, her new documentary where she will be performing stand up in people’s living rooms and her ranch, “One Chicken Ranch”!

July 12, 2013

Tig Notaro comes on the show for a serious yet hilarious episode. She talks about her past year battling cancer and how it has changed her life, her new documentary where she will be performing stand up in people’s living rooms and her ranch, “One Chicken Ranch”!

July 10, 2013

The always delightful Charlie Day sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about writing It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, transitioning between comedic and serious acting and his role in Pacific Rim, in theaters July 12th!

July 8, 2013

The wonderful Charlie Hunnam comes on the show talk about how he formed the character of Jax on Sons of Anarchy, growing up in England and his new movie Pacific Rim, in theaters July 12th!

July 6, 2013

CEO and president of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford comes on the show to talk about the process of making video games, how they come up with ideas for games, and how they think the future of video games will unfold!

July 6, 2013

CEO and president of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford comes on the show to talk about the process of making video games, how they come up with ideas for games, and how they think the future of video games will unfold!

July 3, 2013

The extremely delightful and hilarious Josh Groban sits down with the guys to talk about how he realized he was a talented singer, finding himself onstage with Celine Dion and they listen to some songs!

July 3, 2013

The extremely delightful and hilarious Josh Groban sits down with the guys to talk about how he realized he was a talented singer, finding himself onstage with Celine Dion and they listen to some songs!

July 1, 2013

Chris sits down with Misha Collins is a castle in Scotland to talk about how buildings are older than countries, how he got the idea for GISHWES and his character of Castiel on Supernatural!

July 1, 2013

Chris sits down with Misha Collins is a castle in Scotland to talk about how buildings are older than countries, how he got the idea for GISHWES and his character of Castiel on Supernatural!

June 26, 2013

The brilliant Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Freaks & Geeks) hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about the importance of having a good tailor, a spec script he wrote many years ago and his new movie The Heat, out this Friday June 28th!

June 26, 2013

The brilliant Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Freaks & Geeks) hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about the importance of having a good tailor, a spec script he wrote many years ago and his new movie The Heat, out this Friday June 28th!

June 24, 2013

BUZZ ALDRIN IS ON THE NERDIST! He sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about the current state of space exploration, his ideas for inhabiting Mars and walking on the moon!

June 20, 2013

The legendary Billy Crystal is on the podcast!! Chris and Matt travel to Pixar in the Bay Area to talk to him about his comedic characters, being mentored in comedy and doing improv in his movies!

June 18, 2013

Recorded just last week on 6/12, it’s a somewhat hostful with special drop-ins! Peter Farrelly stops by to make a big announcement and Guillermo Del Toro says hi. And the premiere of The Matt and Jonah show!

June 18, 2013

Recorded just last week on 6/12, it’s a somewhat hostful with special drop-ins! Peter Farrelly stops by to make a big announcement and Guillermo Del Toro says hi. And the premiere of The Matt and Jonah show!

June 17, 2013

Fred Willard returns to the show for a full episode! He sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about the time he was on a live Nerdist podcast, the way jokes are formed and interpreted, and his role on the HBO show Family Tree!

June 17, 2013

Fred Willard returns to the show for a full episode! He sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about the time he was on a live Nerdist podcast, the way jokes are formed and interpreted, and his role on the HBO show Family Tree!

June 16, 2013

It’s a special bonus episode featuring the Man of Steel press conference moderated by Chris Hardwick! Panelists include director Zack Snyder, producer Charles Roven, producer Debbie Snyder, Henry Cavill, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, writer David Goyer and composer Hans Zimmer!

WARNING- There are some spoilers!

June 16, 2013

It’s a special bonus episode featuring the Man of Steel press conference moderated by Chris Hardwick! Panelists include director Zack Snyder, producer Charles Roven, producer Debbie Snyder, Henry Cavill, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, writer David Goyer and composer Hans Zimmer!

WARNING- There are some spoilers!

June 14, 2013

“True Blood” Pack Master and comic book nerd Joe Manganiello chats about shoplifting comics, hanging out with Schwarzenegger, and wanting to be a professional wrestler. Also, his impressions SLAYED us. After this episode, you will want to be friends with him.

June 14, 2013

“True Blood” Pack Master and comic book nerd Joe Manganiello chats about shoplifting comics, hanging out with Schwarzenegger, and wanting to be a professional wrestler. Also, his impressions SLAYED us. After this episode, you will want to be friends with him.

June 12, 2013

The amazing and multi-talented Rick Moranis is on the Nerdist podcast! He talks about how he got into the entertainment business, why movies like Ghostbusters and Little Shop of Horrors are still so great and his new album My Mother’s Brisket and Other Love Songs!

June 12, 2013

The amazing and multi-talented Rick Moranis is on the Nerdist podcast! He talks about how he got into the entertainment business, why movies like Ghostbusters and Little Shop of Horrors are still so great and his new album My Mother’s Brisket and Other Love Songs!

June 10, 2013

Alex Winter sits down with Chris, Matt, and Jonah to talk about how he got into documentary making, his early love of the internet, and how he got the parts in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Lost Boys!

June 8, 2013

Aasif Mandvi hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about The Daily Show and his new movie The Internship, and Janina Gavankar (from True Blood and Arrow) hangs out and joins the conversation!

June 5, 2013

Jesse Thorn stops by to talk about his start in the broadcasting world, his love of miniature donkeys and secret sex parties!

June 5, 2013

Jesse Thorn stops by to talk about his start in the broadcasting world, his love of miniature donkeys and secret sex parties!

June 3, 2013

Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age talks about knowing where all the best restaurants are, his numerous run-ins with Steve Perry, and his favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes!

June 3, 2013

Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age talks about knowing where all the best restaurants are, his numerous run-ins with Steve Perry, and his favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes!

May 31, 2013

Treat your ears to some hostful goodness to start off the weekend! Jonah is back from his vacation in Europe, Matt spent a week straight at Disney World, and Chris thought he was dying!

May 31, 2013

Treat your ears to some hostful goodness to start off the weekend! Jonah is back from his vacation in Europe, Matt spent a week straight at Disney World, and Chris thought he was dying!

May 29, 2013

The always hilarious Jim Jefferies comes on the show to talk about his love of pinball machines, giving his son an American name and his show Legit!

May 29, 2013

The always hilarious Jim Jefferies comes on the show to talk about his love of pinball machines, giving his son an American name and his show Legit!

May 27, 2013

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg sit down with the Nerdist guys to talk about pastimes of Canadian Jews, their writing process, and the new movie This Is The End!

May 27, 2013

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg sit down with the Nerdist guys to talk about pastimes of Canadian Jews, their writing process, and the new movie This Is The End!

May 24, 2013

Wayne Federman sits down with Chris and Matt to debate why it is rude to point, what they were like as children and Wayne being a ventriloquist!

May 24, 2013

Wayne Federman sits down with Chris and Matt to debate why it is rude to point, what they were like as children and Wayne being a ventriloquist!

May 22, 2013

Chris got to sit down with Ben and Ryan of Band of Horses while in Austin to talk about the early days of their music career, the art of covering songs and different green rooms they have seen!

May 20, 2013

Hilarious actor and all around nice guy Tony Hale sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about his role as Gary on Veep and the new season of Arrested Development, and Matt creates “The Mira Method”!

May 20, 2013

Hilarious actor and all around nice guy Tony Hale sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about his role as Gary on Veep and the new season of Arrested Development, and Matt creates “The Mira Method”!

May 17, 2013

The always hilarious Kyle Kinane comes on the podcast! They talk about music they’re into, Kyle maintaining his impressive beard, and being the voice of Comedy Central!

May 17, 2013

The always hilarious Kyle Kinane comes on the podcast! They talk about music they’re into, Kyle maintaining his impressive beard, and being the voice of Comedy Central!

May 15, 2013

The musically talented Fitz from Fitz and the Tantrums hangs out with Chris and Matt! They talk about how Fitz and the Tantrums got their unique style of music, what it was like growing up in Los Angeles and what it’s really like living as a musician!

May 15, 2013

The musically talented Fitz from Fitz and the Tantrums hangs out with Chris and Matt! They talk about how Fitz and the Tantrums got their unique style of music, what it was like growing up in Los Angeles and what it’s really like living as a musician!

May 13, 2013

The awesome Steven Yeun hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about his early days in the Chicago comedy scene, forming the character of Glen on The Walking Dead, and what he would actually do if there was an apocalypse! Also, a special guest drops by to talk about her favorite TV shows!

May 13, 2013

The awesome Steven Yeun hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about his early days in the Chicago comedy scene, forming the character of Glen on The Walking Dead, and what he would actually do if there was an apocalypse! Also, a special guest drops by to talk about her favorite TV shows!

May 10, 2013

Rod Roddenberry and John Champion sit down with Chris and Matt to talk all things Star Trek! Rod talks about growing up in a world ruled by Star Trek, what the show meant to them and their podcast Mission Log!

May 10, 2013

Rod Roddenberry and John Champion sit down with Chris and Matt to talk all things Star Trek! Rod talks about growing up in a world ruled by Star Trek, what the show meant to them and their podcast Mission Log!

May 8, 2013

Chris sits down with hilarious and intelligent W. Kamau Bell to talk about his show Totally Biased, the difference in his comedy between his stand up and show, and taking his two year old daughter to his stand up shows!

May 8, 2013

Chris sits down with hilarious and intelligent W. Kamau Bell to talk about his show Totally Biased, the difference in his comedy between his stand up and show, and taking his two year old daughter to his stand up shows!

May 6, 2013

The always funny Bob Saget sits down with Chris on the Nerdist! They talk about how they met, why comedy helps people deal with tragedy, and, of course, Full House!

May 3, 2013

Joel Heyman, Gus Sorola and Burnie Burns from Rooster Teeth sit down with Chris in Austin! They talk about how they got started creating internet videos, how loud computers used to be and the extreme popularity of online videos!

May 3, 2013

Joel Heyman, Gus Sorola and Burnie Burns from Rooster Teeth sit down with Chris in Austin! They talk about how they got started creating internet videos, how loud computers used to be and the extreme popularity of online videos!

May 1, 2013

Your favorite hosts are back for some hostful goodness! Jonah just got married, Matt is going to Disney World, Chris got mildly assaulted and no one wants to leave the studio!

April 29, 2013

Marc Maron returns to the Nerdist podcast for a third time! They talk about coping with success, how stand-up keeps them sane and his new show Maron on IFC!

April 29, 2013

Marc Maron returns to the Nerdist podcast for a third time! They talk about coping with success, how stand-up keeps them sane and his new show Maron on IFC!

April 24, 2013

The hilarious Scott Adsit comes on the show to talk about working on 30 Rock, internet battles, and fun things that happen in pants!

April 24, 2013

The hilarious Scott Adsit comes on the show to talk about working on 30 Rock, internet battles, and fun things that happen in pants!

April 22, 2013

The delightful Rob Zombie returns to the Nerdist podcast! He talks about what it’s like living in the woods, what his process as a director is like and what scares him!

April 22, 2013

The delightful Rob Zombie returns to the Nerdist podcast! He talks about what it’s like living in the woods, what his process as a director is like and what scares him!

April 17, 2013

Natasha Leggero sits down with Chris and Jonah to about how she got into stand-up comedy, dating other comedians and they invent the mumblebrag!

April 17, 2013

Natasha Leggero sits down with Chris and Jonah to about how she got into stand-up comedy, dating other comedians and they invent the mumblebrag!

April 15, 2013

Dominic Monaghan stops by the podcast to sit down with Chris and explain football (the English one), the pros and cons of Twitter and what living in Hawaii for LOST was like!

April 12, 2013

Starting the weekend off with some hostful fun! Matt and Jonah go to the bathroom too much, they talk about dieting and wonder how livers work!

April 12, 2013

Starting the weekend off with some hostful fun! Matt and Jonah go to the bathroom too much, they talk about dieting and wonder how livers work!

April 10, 2013

The amazing Divine Fits sits down with Chris to talk about a controversial show of theirs, how SXSW affects the music scene, and how they came from multiple separate bands (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Spoon, New Bomb Turks) to create Divine Fits!

April 8, 2013

It’s the annual stand up cluster at the NerdMelt showroom in LA! This year features the hilarious Ali Wong, Dan Telfer, Mark Little, Beth Stelling, Maronzio Vance, Aparna Nancherla, Ryan Singer and Ron Funches!

April 8, 2013

It’s the annual stand up cluster at the NerdMelt showroom in LA! This year features the hilarious Ali Wong, Dan Telfer, Mark Little, Beth Stelling, Maronzio Vance, Aparna Nancherla, Ryan Singer and Ron Funches!

April 5, 2013

It’s some hostful goodness to start your weekend off right! The guys talk about parents learning technology, a recent movie Jonah saw on a plane and debate who has more t-shirts for their podcast!

April 3, 2013

The incredibly talented Walton Goggins sits down with Chris to talk about what it was like winning an Oscar, growing up an only child, and his role of Boyd Crowder on Justified!

April 3, 2013

The incredibly talented Walton Goggins sits down with Chris to talk about what it was like winning an Oscar, growing up an only child, and his role of Boyd Crowder on Justified!

March 29, 2013

The lovely Jenna-Louise Coleman sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about weird first dates, their favorite British and American TV shows and being the new Companion on Doctor Who!

March 29, 2013

The lovely Jenna-Louise Coleman sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about weird first dates, their favorite British and American TV shows and being the new Companion on Doctor Who!

March 26, 2013

The extremely talented William Fichtner sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about the lessons he has learned from being an actor, his admiration of cars and racing and his new movie Wrong!

March 26, 2013

The extremely talented William Fichtner sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about the lessons he has learned from being an actor, his admiration of cars and racing and his new movie Wrong!

March 25, 2013

The amazing Nick Offerman sits down with Chris to talk about how the character of Ron Swanson came to be, starting his career in the theater and what it means to be a man!

March 25, 2013

The amazing Nick Offerman sits down with Chris to talk about how the character of Ron Swanson came to be, starting his career in the theater and what it means to be a man!

March 22, 2013

Comedy legend Lily Tomlin comes on the Nerdist podcast! She sits down to tell some stories from when she was younger, and talks about her many characters and the differences between comedy years ago and today!

March 22, 2013

Comedy legend Lily Tomlin comes on the Nerdist podcast! She sits down to tell some stories from when she was younger, and talks about her many characters and the differences between comedy years ago and today!

March 20, 2013

It’s the Nerdist podcast live from Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 15th! The guys talk about doing the live show from a church, witnessing horrible karaoke, and what the world would be like without chairs!

March 20, 2013

It’s the Nerdist podcast live from Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 15th! The guys talk about doing the live show from a church, witnessing horrible karaoke, and what the world would be like without chairs!

March 18, 2013

The very musically talented Macklemore sits down with Chris to talk about the extreme success of his song “Thrift Shop,” living outside of your comfort zone, and doing laundry!

March 18, 2013

The very musically talented Macklemore sits down with Chris to talk about the extreme success of his song “Thrift Shop,” living outside of your comfort zone, and doing laundry!

March 15, 2013

Patrick Warburton comes on the show and talks to Chris and Jonah about his favorite band, collecting coins and doing voice-over work!

March 15, 2013

Patrick Warburton comes on the show and talks to Chris and Jonah about his favorite band, collecting coins and doing voice-over work!

March 13, 2013

Ben Schwartz hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about his show House of Lies, their favorite theme songs and they play a game with sound effects!

March 11, 2013

The one and only Steve Carell is on the podcast! He sits down with Chris to talk about his days as a radio DJ, the art of improvisation and his new movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone!

March 11, 2013

The one and only Steve Carell is on the podcast! He sits down with Chris to talk about his days as a radio DJ, the art of improvisation and his new movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone!

March 8, 2013

The wonderful Camilla Luddington sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about how British names sound fancier than American names, crazy TV show ideas and how she is the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider!

March 6, 2013

Comedian, writer and awesome guy DC Pierson is on the podcast! They talk about early types of porn, wearing suits and his new book Crap Kingdom!

March 4, 2013

The amazing animation director Rich Moore sits down with Chris and Matt to tell some stories from his Simpsons days, talk about making Wreck-It Ralph and how a cartoon character was based after him!

March 4, 2013

The amazing animation director Rich Moore sits down with Chris and Matt to tell some stories from his Simpsons days, talk about making Wreck-It Ralph and how a cartoon character was based after him!

March 1, 2013

Nick Kroll returns to the Nerdist podcast! He sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about which character from Karate Kid they relate to the most, his different characters and his new show Kroll Show!

March 1, 2013

Nick Kroll returns to the Nerdist podcast! He sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about which character from Karate Kid they relate to the most, his different characters and his new show Kroll Show!

February 27, 2013

The hilarious Ben Hoffman sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about hitting on girls with boyfriends, the rules of what you can and can’t say on television and his new show The Ben Show, premiering February 28th at 10pm on Comedy Central!

February 25, 2013

The Nerdist guys are on a roll with the wrestlers! Mick Foley sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about how he found his love for wrestling, breaking away from his wrestling persona, and his work with RAINN!

February 25, 2013

The Nerdist guys are on a roll with the wrestlers! Mick Foley sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about how he found his love for wrestling, breaking away from his wrestling persona, and his work with RAINN!

February 20, 2013

Punter for Minnesota Vikings, Chris Kluwe, comes on the show to talk about video games, tweeting during football games and nerd culture in the NFL!

February 15, 2013

The guys welcome their good friend Shadi Petosky who runs the FANTASTIC animation house Puny Entertainment (link to it on the website) and also happens to be going through gender reassignment. 

February 15, 2013

The guys welcome their good friend Shadi Petosky who runs the FANTASTIC animation house Puny Entertainment (link to it on the website) and also happens to be going through gender reassignment. 

February 13, 2013

Hostful fun for the middle of your week! Jonah got a bad haircut, Chris talks about Star Wars and they play some sound effects!

February 11, 2013

The extremely talented Jason Schwartzman sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about skateboarding dogs, life as a drummer and filming the movie A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III!

February 11, 2013

The extremely talented Jason Schwartzman sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about skateboarding dogs, life as a drummer and filming the movie A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III!

February 8, 2013

T.J. Miller returns to the Nerdist! He sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about society’s addiction to social media, living a life at full momentum and the things in life that make them happy!

February 8, 2013

T.J. Miller returns to the Nerdist! He sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about society’s addiction to social media, living a life at full momentum and the things in life that make them happy!

February 7, 2013

Special guest Pete Holmes joins Chris, Matt and Jonah in beautiful San Francisco for SF Sketchfest! They guess about how Matt and Jonah would die, talk about outhouses and take some Quemments!

February 7, 2013

Special guest Pete Holmes joins Chris, Matt and Jonah in beautiful San Francisco for SF Sketchfest! They guess about how Matt and Jonah would die, talk about outhouses and take some Quemments!

February 4, 2013

The lovely Yvette Nicole Brown sits down with the guys to talk about R&B groups from the 90’s, going to fancy parties with Twinkie bars and spirituality!

February 4, 2013

The lovely Yvette Nicole Brown sits down with the guys to talk about R&B groups from the 90’s, going to fancy parties with Twinkie bars and spirituality!

February 1, 2013

It’s some hostful goodness to start off your weekend right! Except on this hostful, there are some special rotating guests including Jimmy Pardo, Dana Gould, Erin Gibson, and Gillian Vigman!

January 30, 2013

The amazing and talented Dave Grohl invited Chris, Matt and Jonah to his studio to talk about his love for music, how he learned to play the drums and his new documentary Sound City!

January 28, 2013

Mark Hamill is on the Nerdist! Chris and Mark recorded this in front of a live audience at the “BAFTA Los Angeles Behind Closed Doors Evening with Mark Hamill” and they discuss character acting versus playing yourself, funny foreign expressions and a little film called Star Wars!

January 28, 2013

Mark Hamill is on the Nerdist! Chris and Mark recorded this in front of a live audience at the “BAFTA Los Angeles Behind Closed Doors Evening with Mark Hamill” and they discuss character acting versus playing yourself, funny foreign expressions and a little film called Star Wars!

January 25, 2013

The amazing Peter Farrelly is on the Nerdist Podcast! He sits down to talk about how he and his brother got into film making, his directing process and working with some comedy legends!

January 25, 2013

The amazing Peter Farrelly is on the Nerdist Podcast! He sits down to talk about how he and his brother got into film making, his directing process and working with some comedy legends!

January 23, 2013

It’s a special episode with some titans of Youtube! Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein and Hannah Hart sit down with Chris to talk new media, content creation, and vagina jokes!

January 23, 2013

It’s a special episode with some titans of Youtube! Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein and Hannah Hart sit down with Chris to talk new media, content creation, and vagina jokes!

January 21, 2013

It’s the Nerdist live from the Twin Cities! Special guest Doug Benson joins Chris, Matt and Jonah for some fun and Quemments!

January 21, 2013

It’s the Nerdist live from the Twin Cities! Special guest Doug Benson joins Chris, Matt and Jonah for some fun and Quemments!

January 18, 2013

The lovely Amber Benson (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer!) sits down with Chris and Matt to talk about dolphin sex, what her writing process is and selling interesting things on E-Bay!

January 16, 2013

Everyone is sick in this hostful! And by everyone, we just mean Jonah (who has the flu) and Chris (who is fighting the flu). Producer Katie Levine sits in with Chris and Matt to talk about hair plugs, bagging your own groceries and sports!

January 16, 2013

Everyone is sick in this hostful! And by everyone, we just mean Jonah (who has the flu) and Chris (who is fighting the flu). Producer Katie Levine sits in with Chris and Matt to talk about hair plugs, bagging your own groceries and sports!

January 14, 2013

WWE Champion Chris Jericho sits down with Chris and Matt to have a riveting conversation about network mergers, talk about Jericho’s love of comedy and classic TV show spin-offs!

January 11, 2013

Gabe Newell part two! In this episode Chris and Chloe sit down with Gabe to talk about the business side of video games, how Valve came to be and their mutual love for Dr. Who!

January 11, 2013

Gabe Newell part two! In this episode Chris and Chloe sit down with Gabe to talk about the business side of video games, how Valve came to be and their mutual love for Dr. Who!

January 11, 2013

It’s the first episode with the co-founder and director of video game development at Valve, Gabe Newell! In this episode he sits down with Chris, Chloe and Wil Wheaton and Robin Walker and David Sawyer to talk all things video games!

January 11, 2013

It’s the first episode with the co-founder and director of video game development at Valve, Gabe Newell! In this episode he sits down with Chris, Chloe and Wil Wheaton and Robin Walker and David Sawyer to talk all things video games!

January 9, 2013

The hilarious Anthony Jeselnik sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about the Comedy Central Roasts, the craft of creating offensive jokes and they make fun of Jonah!

January 7, 2013

Timothy Olyphant sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about his character Raylan on Justified, the story of Deadwood ending, and his short affair with stand-up comedy!

January 7, 2013

Timothy Olyphant sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about his character Raylan on Justified, the story of Deadwood ending, and his short affair with stand-up comedy!

January 4, 2013

The amazing author Warren Ellis is on the podcast! He talks about his new book Gun Machine, coming up with ideas for his novels and the monster that is social networking!

January 4, 2013

The amazing author Warren Ellis is on the podcast! He talks about his new book Gun Machine, coming up with ideas for his novels and the monster that is social networking!

January 2, 2013

Tom Morello invites Chris and Jonah into his home studio to talk about how he became the guitarist of Rage Against The Machine, baby music classes and just how nerdy Tom really is!

January 2, 2013

Tom Morello invites Chris and Jonah into his home studio to talk about how he became the guitarist of Rage Against The Machine, baby music classes and just how nerdy Tom really is!

December 26, 2012

Treat your ears to some hostful holiday goodness! The guys talk in some silly voices, Jonah shares another meaning of his name and Matt brought his guitar!

December 26, 2012

Treat your ears to some hostful holiday goodness! The guys talk in some silly voices, Jonah shares another meaning of his name and Matt brought his guitar!

December 24, 2012

Since Tom Lennon was the guest for episode #1, it’s only appropriate that he returns for episode #300! Chris, Jonah and Matt return to Tom’s house to see how things have changed since that first episode…

December 21, 2012

Voice actor extraordinaire Tom Kenny comes on the show to talk about doing silly voices, getting out of speeding tickets and how crappy Christmas songs can make you feel!

December 21, 2012

Voice actor extraordinaire Tom Kenny comes on the show to talk about doing silly voices, getting out of speeding tickets and how crappy Christmas songs can make you feel!

December 19, 2012

Paul Gilmartin joins Chris, Matt and Jonah for the morning zoo to talk about feelings, making artwork out of old computers and how he decided to start his podcast about mental illness!

December 19, 2012

Paul Gilmartin joins Chris, Matt and Jonah for the morning zoo to talk about feelings, making artwork out of old computers and how he decided to start his podcast about mental illness!

December 17, 2012

WWE Champion CM Punk invites Chris into his home to teach him about wrestling! They also talk about being on The Talking Dead, acquiring injuries, and how the professional wrestling world has evolved over the years!

December 14, 2012

The extremely hilarious and brilliant John Hodgman sits down with Chris talk about working in a video rental store, how dogs would use heroin and they come up with an idea on how to never have to sleep again!

December 14, 2012

The extremely hilarious and brilliant John Hodgman sits down with Chris talk about working in a video rental store, how dogs would use heroin and they come up with an idea on how to never have to sleep again!

December 12, 2012

The extremely talented and wonderful Malcolm McDowell sits down with Chris to discuss the nostalgia of old Hollywood, his days on set of A Clockwork Orange and much more!

December 12, 2012

The extremely talented and wonderful Malcolm McDowell sits down with Chris to discuss the nostalgia of old Hollywood, his days on set of A Clockwork Orange and much more!

December 10, 2012

The hilarious and talented Judd Apatow is finally on the podcast! He talks about growing up in a comedy environment, tells some stories from The Ben Stiller shows and how his real life has inspired his movies!

December 10, 2012

The hilarious and talented Judd Apatow is finally on the podcast! He talks about growing up in a comedy environment, tells some stories from The Ben Stiller shows and how his real life has inspired his movies!

December 7, 2012

Legendary musician Paul Williams sits down with the Nerdist guys to talk about his amazing career in music and entertainment and the documentary about his life, Still Alive!

December 7, 2012

Legendary musician Paul Williams sits down with the Nerdist guys to talk about his amazing career in music and entertainment and the documentary about his life, Still Alive!

December 5, 2012

Demetri Martin is FINALLY on the podcast! Everyone talks about their disdain for technology, dressing inappropriately on dates and the preparation that goes into preparing a comedy special!

December 3, 2012

The awesome Ron Perlman sits down with Chris and Matt! They talk about their old days as karaoke singers, the importance of your first tweet and how Ron got into acting!

December 3, 2012

The awesome Ron Perlman sits down with Chris and Matt! They talk about their old days as karaoke singers, the importance of your first tweet and how Ron got into acting!

November 30, 2012

Fill up on your hostful for the week! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about movies they have recently seen, play DJ with their iPods, and Matt makes up an excuse for why he missed Chris’s birthday party!

November 30, 2012

Fill up on your hostful for the week! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about movies they have recently seen, play DJ with their iPods, and Matt makes up an excuse for why he missed Chris’s birthday party!

November 28, 2012

One of our favorites, Maria Bamford, returns to the show! They talk about the similarities before comedy and relationships, her new stand up special and the seriousness of mental health!

November 28, 2012

One of our favorites, Maria Bamford, returns to the show! They talk about the similarities before comedy and relationships, her new stand up special and the seriousness of mental health!

November 26, 2012

Chris, Matt and Jonah sit down with a legend! The amazing Mel Brooks comes on the show to tell some hilarious stories about pitching his movies, how he and Carl Reiner still get each other to laugh and much more!

November 26, 2012

Chris, Matt and Jonah sit down with a legend! The amazing Mel Brooks comes on the show to tell some hilarious stories about pitching his movies, how he and Carl Reiner still get each other to laugh and much more!

November 23, 2012

Pelle Almqvist and Vigilante Carlstroem from the amazing band The Hives were nice enough to sit down with Chris and Jonah before their show at The Wiltern! They talk about the differences between Sweden and Los Angeles, their musical influences, and drinking etiquette in different countries!

November 23, 2012

Pelle Almqvist and Vigilante Carlstroem from the amazing band The Hives were nice enough to sit down with Chris and Jonah before their show at The Wiltern! They talk about the differences between Sweden and Los Angeles, their musical influences, and drinking etiquette in different countries!

November 21, 2012

The always hilarious Dave Attell returns to the Nerdist to talk about his favorite porns of all time, his new show Dave’s Old Porn and some more stuff about porn!

November 19, 2012

The hilarious Jimmy Kimmel is on the show! He sits down with Chris to reminisce about their glamorous days at KROQ, almost getting killed on the job and making his mark in the late night world!

November 19, 2012

The hilarious Jimmy Kimmel is on the show! He sits down with Chris to reminisce about their glamorous days at KROQ, almost getting killed on the job and making his mark in the late night world!

November 16, 2012

It’s some more hostful fun to start your weekend! The Nerdist family sits down to talk about serious matters such as questionably named items on menus, the theme to Blossom and, of course, zombies!

November 14, 2012

Screenwriter Max Landis sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about the realms of sanity, the different stages of writing and pitching scripts, and they discuss how falling in love and having to use the bathroom can feel similar!

November 14, 2012

Screenwriter Max Landis sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about the realms of sanity, the different stages of writing and pitching scripts, and they discuss how falling in love and having to use the bathroom can feel similar!

November 12, 2012

Comedy LEGENDS Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly and Sophie Winkleman sit down with Chris and Jonah to talk about their new project What About Dick, they share some stories from their various comedy careers, and just be insanely hilarious!

November 12, 2012

Comedy LEGENDS Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly and Sophie Winkleman sit down with Chris and Jonah to talk about their new project What About Dick, they share some stories from their various comedy careers, and just be insanely hilarious!

November 9, 2012

The awesome Zach Braff is on the show! He sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about how he has the perfect name to say while burping, his love for photography, and growing up as a theater nerd!

November 9, 2012

The awesome Zach Braff is on the show! He sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about how he has the perfect name to say while burping, his love for photography, and growing up as a theater nerd!

November 7, 2012

The hilarious and lovely Angela Kinsey hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about what happens when in a group of comedians, getting VIP tours at theme parks and Jonah defends penguins even though everyone else thinks they’re kind of gross!

November 5, 2012

All around awesome guy Kevin Bacon invites Chris and Jonah to visit him on set of his new show The Following in New York! Kevin talks about the dangers of New York City back in the day, how he turned Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon into something that helps people and his favorite roles he’s done over his career!

November 5, 2012

All around awesome guy Kevin Bacon invites Chris and Jonah to visit him on set of his new show The Following in New York! Kevin talks about the dangers of New York City back in the day, how he turned Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon into something that helps people and his favorite roles he’s done over his career!

November 2, 2012

It’s some hostful goodness to start your weekend right! Jonah talks about his new podcast Jonah Raydio, Matt talks about the new G4, and Chris talks about interior decorating!

November 2, 2012

It’s some hostful goodness to start your weekend right! Jonah talks about his new podcast Jonah Raydio, Matt talks about the new G4, and Chris talks about interior decorating!

October 31, 2012

The amazing and brilliant Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to the Nerdist podcast! He enlightens us even more about current astronomy news and talks to Chris about the reality of Star Trek! Also, stay tuned for a special Halloween ghost story from Liam Lynch at the end!

October 31, 2012

The amazing and brilliant Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to the Nerdist podcast! He enlightens us even more about current astronomy news and talks to Chris about the reality of Star Trek! Also, stay tuned for a special Halloween ghost story from Liam Lynch at the end!

October 29, 2012

The wonderful Anthony Edwards invites Chris to his apartment to talk about his past roles from Revenge of the Nerds to Top Gun to Gotcha to ER to his new show, Zero Hour! Anthony also talks about traveling around the globe and the ways he is trying to make the world a better place!

October 26, 2012

Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) come on the show to talk about their new movie Cloud Atlas! They talk about the different steps in adapting a book into a movie and we find out the real reason why British people are skeptical to be in American films! See Cloud Atlas, out in theaters, today, October 26th!

October 26, 2012

Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) come on the show to talk about their new movie Cloud Atlas! They talk about the different steps in adapting a book into a movie and we find out the real reason why British people are skeptical to be in American films! See Cloud Atlas, out in theaters, today, October 26th!

October 24, 2012

Awesome filmmaker (and guy!) Darren Bousman comes on the show to talk about directing the Saw movies, Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil’s Carnival, the rise of the horror movie industry and society’s addiction to technology!

October 22, 2012

This episode of Nerdist from NY Comic Con almost didn’t happen! This amazing show at The Best Buy theater with Guillermo Del Toro, Joel Hodgson and Travis Beacham accidentally didn’t get recorded, but then (thanks to the magic of iPhones and social media) we found someone who had recorded it from the audience. So now you get to hear it! Enjoy!

October 22, 2012

This episode of Nerdist from NY Comic Con almost didn’t happen! This amazing show at The Best Buy theater with Guillermo Del Toro, Joel Hodgson and Travis Beacham accidentally didn’t get recorded, but then (thanks to the magic of iPhones and social media) we found someone who had recorded it from the audience. So now you get to hear it! Enjoy!

October 20, 2012

It’s more goodness from The Walking Dead for your ears! Andrew Lincoln sits down with Chris to talk about all the different sides of his character Rick Grimes in season 2, the arc of the storyline in the show and, of course, killing zombies!

WARNING! There are spoilers in this episode up through the end of season 2, but nothing about season 3!

October 17, 2012

The ridiculously hilarious Andy Kindler is finally on the show! He joins Chris, Matt and Jonah for the live show in Toronto at the JFL42 festival. They talk about writing insulting jokes, make references that Canadians don’t understand, and Andy works out some jokes!

October 17, 2012

The ridiculously hilarious Andy Kindler is finally on the show! He joins Chris, Matt and Jonah for the live show in Toronto at the JFL42 festival. They talk about writing insulting jokes, make references that Canadians don’t understand, and Andy works out some jokes!

October 15, 2012

The king of interviews, Larry King is on the podcast! He sits down with Chris to talk about some of his most hilarious interviews, living his dream as a broadcaster and his love for making people laugh!

October 15, 2012

The king of interviews, Larry King is on the podcast! He sits down with Chris to talk about some of his most hilarious interviews, living his dream as a broadcaster and his love for making people laugh!

October 12, 2012

With the return of The Walking Dead this weekend, who better to have on than Lauren Cohan?! She talks about how her character Maggie kills zombies, living as a nomad and where the cast of The Walking Dead hangs out when they’re not fighting zombies!

October 12, 2012

With the return of The Walking Dead this weekend, who better to have on than Lauren Cohan?! She talks about how her character Maggie kills zombies, living as a nomad and where the cast of The Walking Dead hangs out when they’re not fighting zombies!

October 10, 2012

Musician, puppeteer, director, writer and all around awesome guy, Liam Lynch, sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about e-cigarettes, favorite music videos and creating songs for Sifl and Olly! Keep listening at the end for a special Dr. Who song by Liam!

October 10, 2012

Musician, puppeteer, director, writer and all around awesome guy, Liam Lynch, sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about e-cigarettes, favorite music videos and creating songs for Sifl and Olly! Keep listening at the end for a special Dr. Who song by Liam!

October 8, 2012

Tom Hanks! Tom. Motherf–king. Hanks. What more of a description do you NEED than that? Is the fact that we talk about Tom’s career, NASA logos, Storage Wars, vintage typewriters and blasting caps going to influence your decision any further to enjoy this very special and hilariotastic episode?? Well I guess it should, because Tom made those all really fun things to talk about. And those rumors about his being the nicest most down-to-Earth fellow? ENTIRELY TRUE.

October 8, 2012

Tom Hanks! Tom. Motherf–king. Hanks. What more of a description do you NEED than that? Is the fact that we talk about Tom’s career, NASA logos, Storage Wars, vintage typewriters and blasting caps going to influence your decision any further to enjoy this very special and hilariotastic episode?? Well I guess it should, because Tom made those all really fun things to talk about. And those rumors about his being the nicest most down-to-Earth fellow? ENTIRELY TRUE.

October 5, 2012

Comic book writer from Man of Action Studios (Wildcats 3.0, Uncanny X-Men, Adventures of Superman and more!) Joe Casey sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah! Chris and Joe bond over living in Tennessee, Joe talks about creating comic books and Chris is super excited about his new car!

October 5, 2012

Comic book writer from Man of Action Studios (Wildcats 3.0, Uncanny X-Men, Adventures of Superman and more!) Joe Casey sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah! Chris and Joe bond over living in Tennessee, Joe talks about creating comic books and Chris is super excited about his new car!

October 3, 2012

Rich Sommer returns to the show! He talks about receiving Mad Men fan art, tells the story of meeting Sigourney Weaver and they ask Siri some questions!

October 3, 2012

Rich Sommer returns to the show! He talks about receiving Mad Men fan art, tells the story of meeting Sigourney Weaver and they ask Siri some questions!

October 1, 2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stops by the show talk about the benefits of learning a dead language, his love for Dungeons & Dragons and playing a character who is trying to assassinate himself in Looper, out in theaters now!

October 1, 2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stops by the show talk about the benefits of learning a dead language, his love for Dungeons & Dragons and playing a character who is trying to assassinate himself in Looper, out in theaters now!

September 28, 2012

The wonderful Sara Watkins sits down with Chris, Matt and special guest host Paul F. Tompkins to talk about being a singer, songwriter AND fiddler. We also learn what the “F” stands for in Paul’s name and Sara plays us a few songs at Bedrock Studios in LA!

September 28, 2012

The wonderful Sara Watkins sits down with Chris, Matt and special guest host Paul F. Tompkins to talk about being a singer, songwriter AND fiddler. We also learn what the “F” stands for in Paul’s name and Sara plays us a few songs at Bedrock Studios in LA!

September 26, 2012

The magical (seriously, he’s a magician!) Justin Willman sits down with the guys to talk about different magic tricks he has done over the years, what the magic community is like and Justin talks about his upcoming show at Club Nokia in LA on September 29th!

September 26, 2012

The magical (seriously, he’s a magician!) Justin Willman sits down with the guys to talk about different magic tricks he has done over the years, what the magic community is like and Justin talks about his upcoming show at Club Nokia in LA on September 29th!

September 24, 2012

Some hostful goodness to start off your week! Chris got his back waxed, Jonah talks about turning 30 and Andie Bolt comes on the show to talk about Dork Fork for a bit!

September 24, 2012

Some hostful goodness to start off your week! Chris got his back waxed, Jonah talks about turning 30 and Andie Bolt comes on the show to talk about Dork Fork for a bit!

September 21, 2012

Rob Burnett, EP of The Late Show with David Letterman, and Jon Beckerman, writer on Letterman, sit down with Chris to talk about working on the show for 20 years, how to write the perfect Top Ten list and their new movie “We Made This Movie!” They also talk about Chris’s weird dreams about Johnny Carson, Bill Pullman’s political possibilities and more!

September 21, 2012

Rob Burnett, EP of The Late Show with David Letterman, and Jon Beckerman, writer on Letterman, sit down with Chris to talk about working on the show for 20 years, how to write the perfect Top Ten list and their new movie “We Made This Movie!” They also talk about Chris’s weird dreams about Johnny Carson, Bill Pullman’s political possibilities and more!

September 19, 2012

The delightful Anna Kendrick sits down with Chris to discuss how they met shooting the Ben Folds/Fraggles music video, the anxiety of being nominated for an Academy Award and they talk about their different tactics for arguing!

September 17, 2012

Ben Folds comes on the podcast to talk about the new Nerdist-produced video we made with him and the Fraggles for the first track “Do It Anyway” from the new Ben Folds Five album “The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind” (which is amazing)! And stay tuned for a special bonus interview with someone super special at the end…

September 14, 2012

Another Star Trek alum is on the show! Michael Dorn comes on the show to talk about playing Worf, fighter flying planes and eating root vegetables!

September 14, 2012

Another Star Trek alum is on the show! Michael Dorn comes on the show to talk about playing Worf, fighter flying planes and eating root vegetables!

September 12, 2012

It’s one big comedian hangout on today’s podcast! Brian Posehn, Pete Holmes, Fortune Feimster and Ron Funches sit down with Chris and Matt to talk about their upcoming show Comedy Mutant at Club Nokia Friday September 21st. They also share stories from the road, talk about hecklers and make each other laugh way too much!

September 10, 2012

Musician, writer, spoken word artist, activist and all around AMAZING guy, Henry Rollins is on the show! He sits down with Chris, Jonah and Nerdtern Kyle Clark to talk about being a workaholic, the music industry and how Kyle and his family are such big Henry Rollins fans, they affectionately called him “Uncle Henry”!

September 10, 2012

Musician, writer, spoken word artist, activist and all around AMAZING guy, Henry Rollins is on the show! He sits down with Chris, Jonah and Nerdtern Kyle Clark to talk about being a workaholic, the music industry and how Kyle and his family are such big Henry Rollins fans, they affectionately called him “Uncle Henry”!

September 8, 2012

Hey Podcastinauts! “COPS: Skyrim” is a show on the Nerdist YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) that I am thrilled we are putting out, having been obsessed with Skyrim since it came out last November (Dark Elf Mage, Level 46). When Bryan Basham (producer, “Death & Return of Superman”) pitched this show to us I pleaded for a title song mash-up of “Bad Boys” and Skyrim’s Dragon-tongued theme, “Dragonborn”. Thanks to EG Music (Evan Goldman) it turned out even better than I had hoped. Since he made a full song that we only use a piece of on the show, I just wanted to share it in its entirety because I love it unnaturally so. I know this isn’t a podcast ep in your feed, but I hope you enjoy this little bit of bonus Nerdist material nonetheless. Enjoy your goat leg burritos, and may your shouts grant you unrelenting force, young Dovahkiins! -ch

September 7, 2012

John Barrowman drops by for a few minutes to talk about special in-flight services. When the hostful resumes, Chris has close-quarters social anxiety, Jonah recaps FYF Fest and Matt FINALLY sees Dark Knight Rises.

September 5, 2012

Birbigs 3peats on the Nerdist Podcast to discuss his critically acclaimed new film “Sleepwalk With Me”. Mild but not Earth-shattering spoilers ensue and in between jokes about using babies as camera phones the guys actually get into some uncharacteristically heavy relationship break-up talk. Could this be considered “a very special Nerdist Podcast”??? YOU DECIDE. And then rejoice in the powers of decision you have in the universe.

September 5, 2012

Birbigs 3peats on the Nerdist Podcast to discuss his critically acclaimed new film “Sleepwalk With Me”. Mild but not Earth-shattering spoilers ensue and in between jokes about using babies as camera phones the guys actually get into some uncharacteristically heavy relationship break-up talk. Could this be considered “a very special Nerdist Podcast”??? YOU DECIDE. And then rejoice in the powers of decision you have in the universe.

September 3, 2012

The hilarious Harry Shearer comes on the show to talk about his amazing career, where ideas like Spinal Tap came from and we play a song from his new album Can’t Take a Hint!

September 3, 2012

The hilarious Harry Shearer comes on the show to talk about his amazing career, where ideas like Spinal Tap came from and we play a song from his new album Can’t Take a Hint!

August 31, 2012

It’s some hostful goodness to start off your weekend! Everyone enjoys to some world music, Matt and Jonah argue about movies and Chris talks about going to Dr. Who premiere!

August 31, 2012

It’s some hostful goodness to start off your weekend! Everyone enjoys to some world music, Matt and Jonah argue about movies and Chris talks about going to Dr. Who premiere!

August 29, 2012

Alton Brown sits down with Matt and Chris to talk all things food and cooking! They also talk about Dr. Who, of course, and how Alton flies his own planes!

August 27, 2012

The amazing Steve Jones sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk Sex Pistols, Jonesy’s Jukebox and what punk rock is all about. Also, find out who Jonesy has been in–the answers may surprise and delight you!

August 27, 2012

The amazing Steve Jones sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk Sex Pistols, Jonesy’s Jukebox and what punk rock is all about. Also, find out who Jonesy has been in–the answers may surprise and delight you!

August 24, 2012

Joel Hodgson hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to discuss Mystery Science Theater 3000! They also talk about how bad weather inspires creativity and Joel does an impression of Jonah doing an impression of Joel!

August 24, 2012

Joel Hodgson hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to discuss Mystery Science Theater 3000! They also talk about how bad weather inspires creativity and Joel does an impression of Jonah doing an impression of Joel!

August 22, 2012

It’s some hostful goodness for your listening pleasure! Matt went on vacation near Los Angeles, Jonah talks about his quest to feed the homeless and Chris has two tickets to somewhere!

August 22, 2012

It’s some hostful goodness for your listening pleasure! Matt went on vacation near Los Angeles, Jonah talks about his quest to feed the homeless and Chris has two tickets to somewhere!

August 20, 2012

The hilarious and wonderful Joan Rivers is FINALLY on the podcast! She sits down with Chris and Jonah to discuss her early days in comedy, her views on how the internet is changing the entertainment industry and how she earned her reputation in the comedy world!

August 20, 2012

The hilarious and wonderful Joan Rivers is FINALLY on the podcast! She sits down with Chris and Jonah to discuss her early days in comedy, her views on how the internet is changing the entertainment industry and how she earned her reputation in the comedy world!

August 17, 2012

The extremely talented Carla Gugino sat down with Chris and Matt to talk about their love for Comic-Con, The Rock and her new series Political Animals and movie Hotel Noir!

August 15, 2012

The amazing Dr. Demento was kind enough to take a break from his own show and come on the podcast! Chris and Jonah profess their love for the doctor, Dan Pasternack joins in the discussion of favorite comedy albums and Matt Bennett stops by a bit!

August 13, 2012

The wonderful and hilarious Aisha Tyler returns to the show to talk and play video games with Chris and admit just how big a nerd she was as a kid!

August 10, 2012

Live from Fitzgerald’s in Houston, Texas it’s Chris, Jonah and Matt! They talk about their favorite last lines of horror movies, talk to a teacher audience member and take some Quemments!

August 10, 2012

Live from Fitzgerald’s in Houston, Texas it’s Chris, Jonah and Matt! They talk about their favorite last lines of horror movies, talk to a teacher audience member and take some Quemments!

August 8, 2012

Thomas Jane (and a special super cute guest of his) sit down with Chris and Matt to talk about Deep Blue Sea, the DIY revolution in the film industry and the Thomas’s KickStarter for his video game Bad Planet!

August 8, 2012

Thomas Jane (and a special super cute guest of his) sit down with Chris and Matt to talk about Deep Blue Sea, the DIY revolution in the film industry and the Thomas’s KickStarter for his video game Bad Planet!

August 6, 2012

The always hilarious Will Ferrell came into our Meltdown studio to talk about the first 45 minutes of the movie Speed, tell some stories from Saturday Night Live and how he really wanted to take square-dancing classes as a kid!

August 6, 2012

The always hilarious Will Ferrell came into our Meltdown studio to talk about the first 45 minutes of the movie Speed, tell some stories from Saturday Night Live and how he really wanted to take square-dancing classes as a kid!

August 3, 2012

The amazing John Kricfalusi comes to our Nerdmelt space with Chris and Jonah to talk about Ren & Stimpy, working with Ralph Bakshi, Laverne & Shirley in Space and the time he and Bob Clampett hijacked a parade float. PLUS! More George Liquor? Hopefully! Go to Kickstarter to support Cans Without Labels right now!

August 3, 2012

The amazing John Kricfalusi comes to our Nerdmelt space with Chris and Jonah to talk about Ren & Stimpy, working with Ralph Bakshi, Laverne & Shirley in Space and the time he and Bob Clampett hijacked a parade float. PLUS! More George Liquor? Hopefully! Go to Kickstarter to support Cans Without Labels right now!

August 1, 2012

It’s some hostful goodness for your ears! Chris and Matt discuss the mystery of ET video game, Jonah had his wisdom teeth taken out, and they talk about not caring about the Olympics!

July 30, 2012

Bill Nye the Science Guy is finally on the podcast! Bill talks about his friendship with Carl Sagan, why science is the best idea EVER and a very special announcement about the return of the Science Guy videos!

July 27, 2012

Gabe Diani & Etta Devine are a wonderfully hilarious comedy team and longtime friends of Chris (Nerdist Stand-Up Cluster 2). They ran a successful kickstarter campaign to make “Huck Finn: Robotic Edition” and are currently raising money to get their film “The Selling” a theatrical release. Because we have a lot of creative-y types who listen to the show, we brought them on to share their insight about making film, sketch comedy and books from scratch. They are the ultimate DIYers, so pull up a chair (or stand if you really feel like it) and take some notes. If you’ve been on the fence about making a thing you want to make, the time is now!

July 25, 2012

Everyone is really excited actor and “British Podcast Ambassador” Richard Ayoade is on the show! They discuss their favorite Olympic sports, how British people deal with stress and how Richard got into directing music videos!

July 25, 2012

Everyone is really excited actor and “British Podcast Ambassador” Richard Ayoade is on the show! They discuss their favorite Olympic sports, how British people deal with stress and how Richard got into directing music videos!

July 23, 2012

The delightful and hilarious Michael McDonald stops by the show! He and Chris reminisce about their days at The Groundlings, the craft of learning improv, how he created characters for Mad TV and more!

July 23, 2012

The delightful and hilarious Michael McDonald stops by the show! He and Chris reminisce about their days at The Groundlings, the craft of learning improv, how he created characters for Mad TV and more!

July 20, 2012

Everyone recaps their Comic-Con weekend, Jonah admits to sneaking into some parties and Chris and Jonah discuss Matt’s charmed life!

July 18, 2012

The always hilarious Greg Proops comes on the show to talk all sorts of things with Chris. They discuss history, appropriate man luggage, and social censorship!

July 18, 2012

The always hilarious Greg Proops comes on the show to talk all sorts of things with Chris. They discuss history, appropriate man luggage, and social censorship!

July 16, 2012

Did you get to enjoy the Nerdist Live at the Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego this past weekend? Well, even if you weren’t there, now you can hear it! John Barrowman and Gary Dell’abate come on to discuss shitting in front of significant others, help take some Quemments and more!

July 16, 2012

Did you get to enjoy the Nerdist Live at the Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego this past weekend? Well, even if you weren’t there, now you can hear it! John Barrowman and Gary Dell’abate come on to discuss shitting in front of significant others, help take some Quemments and more!

July 13, 2012

Hilarious comedian and friend Matt Braunger comes on the show to discuss addictions to chai tea, swearing at Disneyland and his new Comedy Central special Shovel Fighter!

July 13, 2012

Hilarious comedian and friend Matt Braunger comes on the show to discuss addictions to chai tea, swearing at Disneyland and his new Comedy Central special Shovel Fighter!

July 11, 2012

It’s some hostful goodness for your listening pleasure! Chris, Jonah and Matt talk about running in “Course of the Force”, Matt went on “vacation” and Jonah talks about a new band he’s listening to!

July 9, 2012

THE LeVar Burton is finally on the show! Chris and Matt geek out with questions about Star Trek: The Next Generation, they ponder why Geordi never got any action on the show, and LeVar talks about the affect Roots had on his life!

July 9, 2012

THE LeVar Burton is finally on the show! Chris and Matt geek out with questions about Star Trek: The Next Generation, they ponder why Geordi never got any action on the show, and LeVar talks about the affect Roots had on his life!

July 6, 2012

The hilarious Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein tell us how they come up with ideas for “Portlandia”, Fred talks about his days in the Blue Man Group and we learn that old people love listening to The Nerdist!

July 6, 2012

The hilarious Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein tell us how they come up with ideas for “Portlandia”, Fred talks about his days in the Blue Man Group and we learn that old people love listening to The Nerdist!

July 2, 2012

Get ready to hear some impressions, voices and bits! Billy West and John DiMaggio come on the show to fake some calls, do voices from Futurama and tell some hilarious stories!

June 29, 2012

Jonah talks about bad songs to play at weddings, everyone talks about their Comic-Con plans and Chris has an idea for a new one man show!

June 29, 2012

Jonah talks about bad songs to play at weddings, everyone talks about their Comic-Con plans and Chris has an idea for a new one man show!

June 27, 2012

Harley Morenstein comes on the podcast to talk bacon, bacon and more bacon. There’s also talk about how he started Epic Meal Time, Matt invents a sandwich, and Tyler Lemco, also of Epic Meal Time, hangs out for a bit, too!

June 25, 2012

James Gunn comes on the podcast to talk about his new video game “Lollipop Chainsaw”, everyone talks about their coffee addictions and talk about all their favorite TV shows right now!

June 25, 2012

James Gunn comes on the podcast to talk about his new video game “Lollipop Chainsaw”, everyone talks about their coffee addictions and talk about all their favorite TV shows right now!

June 22, 2012

The hilarious and wonderful Mary Lynn Rajskub comes on the show! She catches up on her friendship with Chris, tells stories from her waitress days at The Hard Rock Cafe, and sings a little song!

June 22, 2012

The hilarious and wonderful Mary Lynn Rajskub comes on the show! She catches up on her friendship with Chris, tells stories from her waitress days at The Hard Rock Cafe, and sings a little song!

June 20, 2012

Jonah shares a conspiracy theory, Chris makes an announcement about a sporting event he is going to partake in and some of your Quemments are answered!

June 20, 2012

Jonah shares a conspiracy theory, Chris makes an announcement about a sporting event he is going to partake in and some of your Quemments are answered!

June 18, 2012

Jorge Garcia (Hurley from LOST and fan of this very podcast!) sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about strange vending machines, his career journey to LOST and living in Hawaii!

June 18, 2012

Jorge Garcia (Hurley from LOST and fan of this very podcast!) sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about strange vending machines, his career journey to LOST and living in Hawaii!

June 15, 2012

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!! It’s a special episode with Chris’s dad (and Hall of Fame professional bowler), Billy Hardwick! It’s a longer episode, but a great and personal one full of stories about the pro bowlers’ tour, Hardwick family origins, overcoming anxiety, pursuing passions and more!

June 13, 2012

It’s the fun filled live show from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles! Andy Richter tells some funny stories, Dave Hill shreds on his guitar and The Duke Spirit play a few songs! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

June 13, 2012

It’s the fun filled live show from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles! Andy Richter tells some funny stories, Dave Hill shreds on his guitar and The Duke Spirit play a few songs! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

June 11, 2012

Ray Romano and his friend and touring partner Tom Caltabiano sit down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about their new documentary 95 Miles to Go, their beginnings in comedy and Ray tells the story of where the name “Everybody Loves Raymond” came from!

June 11, 2012

Ray Romano and his friend and touring partner Tom Caltabiano sit down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about their new documentary 95 Miles to Go, their beginnings in comedy and Ray tells the story of where the name “Everybody Loves Raymond” came from!

June 8, 2012

The hilarious twins Randy and Jason Sklar come on to talk sports (yes, sports!) with Matt, they come up with cat based web video and discuss their new show United Stats of America, now on The History Channel!

June 8, 2012

The hilarious twins Randy and Jason Sklar come on to talk sports (yes, sports!) with Matt, they come up with cat based web video and discuss their new show United Stats of America, now on The History Channel!

June 6, 2012

Another fun filled hostful episode! Matt got a new guitar and plays some songs, Jonah and Chris sing along, and Jonah talks about a recent movie he saw!

June 6, 2012

Another fun filled hostful episode! Matt got a new guitar and plays some songs, Jonah and Chris sing along, and Jonah talks about a recent movie he saw!

June 4, 2012

Chris, Matt and Jonah sit down with Aaron Paul in the back of a bowling alley in New Mexico to talk about all the exciting things to do in Albuquerque, his days as a radio mascot and, of course, Breaking Bad! Watch Aaron and the rest of the Breaking Bad cast bowl on All Star Celebrity Bowling at youtube.com/nerdist!

June 1, 2012

Chris sits down with Eric McCormack on Broadway! Eric talks about his new play The Best Man, his knack for recognizing actors only from their obscure roles and how watching cartoons has inspired him!

June 1, 2012

Chris sits down with Eric McCormack on Broadway! Eric talks about his new play The Best Man, his knack for recognizing actors only from their obscure roles and how watching cartoons has inspired him!

May 30, 2012

The guys interrogate each other live in Phoenix, Arizona! And Brent Spiner joins the show to talk about deciding between Night Court and Star Trek, cop shows in the 1970’s, and the art of doing impressions!

May 25, 2012

Billy Eichner talks about growing up from a strange, fat, Jewish kid in New York to having his own show, Funny or Die’s Billy on the Streets! There’s also talk about destination weddings, Jonah brags about reading and Billy tells some hilarious stories from his show!

May 23, 2012

Longtime friend and comedian Scott Aukerman comes on the show to talk about his new show Comedy Bang Bang on IFC, the dangers of the ‘cough button’ while recording and reminisce about the past with Chris!

May 23, 2012

Longtime friend and comedian Scott Aukerman comes on the show to talk about his new show Comedy Bang Bang on IFC, the dangers of the ‘cough button’ while recording and reminisce about the past with Chris!

May 21, 2012

The hilarious Ana Gasteyer sits down to talk about her start with Groundlings, the comedic differences between stand up and improv and being on the show “Suburgatory”! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

May 18, 2012

Treat your ears to some hostful goodness, with beats provided by Jonah and Matt, answers to your Quemments, and Jonah tells us the origin of zombies!

May 18, 2012

Treat your ears to some hostful goodness, with beats provided by Jonah and Matt, answers to your Quemments, and Jonah tells us the origin of zombies!

May 16, 2012

Michael Emerson endures much LOST-nerding from Chris and Jonah. The conversation drifts into intense character acting, potentially casting Michael as a sentient house, and fond Hawaiian memories.

May 16, 2012

Michael Emerson endures much LOST-nerding from Chris and Jonah. The conversation drifts into intense character acting, potentially casting Michael as a sentient house, and fond Hawaiian memories.

May 14, 2012

The amazing, hilarious and very talented Tina Fey is on the podcast! Chris talks to her about the difficulties of driving in New York City and how she balances writing movies, TV shows, acting and having a family all at once! Also, the penile special fx from 1983’s “Sleepaway Camp” are THOROUGHLY dissected…

May 14, 2012

The amazing, hilarious and very talented Tina Fey is on the podcast! Chris talks to her about the difficulties of driving in New York City and how she balances writing movies, TV shows, acting and having a family all at once! Also, the penile special fx from 1983’s “Sleepaway Camp” are THOROUGHLY dissected…

May 11, 2012

Neuroscientist and science educator, Cara Santa Maria, sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about asking strange questions at museums, how Cara teaches science to non-scientists, and where conscientiousness  comes from!

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May 9, 2012

Matt and Jonah reminisce about some bad Chinese food they ate in Boston, everyone talks about the recent loss of MCA from The Beastie Boys, and Matt’s stomach is still very upset.  

May 9, 2012

Matt and Jonah reminisce about some bad Chinese food they ate in Boston, everyone talks about the recent loss of MCA from The Beastie Boys, and Matt’s stomach is still very upset.  

May 7, 2012

The immensely talented John Lithgow sits down with Chris in NYC to talk about how he got into acting, his appreciation and love for the art of comedy and his role in The Columnist, now on Broadway! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

May 7, 2012

The immensely talented John Lithgow sits down with Chris in NYC to talk about how he got into acting, his appreciation and love for the art of comedy and his role in The Columnist, now on Broadway! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

May 4, 2012

Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams & David Zucker, ask ZAZ, wrote and directed Airplane!–one of the most influential comedies in the history of film. This was a panel at SF Sketchfest way back in January of 2011 after an incredible screening of the film at the Castro Theater for 1000 screaming fans, who all gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film’s release. In addition to ZAZ was Ted Striker himself, Robert Hays. Breathing deeply to calm the nerd spazzing…

May 2, 2012

Seth Green is finally on the show! He talks about juggling multiple jobs at once, the days of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the art of toy collecting!

May 2, 2012

Seth Green is finally on the show! He talks about juggling multiple jobs at once, the days of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the art of toy collecting!

April 30, 2012

It’s the 200th episode!! And who better to have that Kevin Smith?! There’s talk about the world of podcasting, Star Trek and stealing stuff from DisneyWorld! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

April 30, 2012

It’s the 200th episode!! And who better to have that Kevin Smith?! There’s talk about the world of podcasting, Star Trek and stealing stuff from DisneyWorld! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

April 27, 2012

Actor, rapper entrepreneur and overall awesome guy Romany Malco comes on the show! He talks about using the internet as a platform to advertise ideas, does some accents for us and talks about choosing the roles he does. And who is the mysterious Tony??? Many of your Tony-related questions will be answered…

April 27, 2012

Actor, rapper entrepreneur and overall awesome guy Romany Malco comes on the show! He talks about using the internet as a platform to advertise ideas, does some accents for us and talks about choosing the roles he does. And who is the mysterious Tony??? Many of your Tony-related questions will be answered…

April 25, 2012

Tim Meadows visits Minneapolis with us! There’s talk about Saturday Night Live, the inception of “The Ladies Man” and special guest, Doug Benson, joins the show to help take some quemments! Recorded on March 30, 2012 at The Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.

April 25, 2012

Tim Meadows visits Minneapolis with us! There’s talk about Saturday Night Live, the inception of “The Ladies Man” and special guest, Doug Benson, joins the show to help take some quemments! Recorded on March 30, 2012 at The Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.

April 23, 2012

Straight from the Granada Room at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, it’s another episode with Jon Hamm! Jon, Chris and Jonah sit down to talk about Mad Men, the Harlem Globetrotters and the existential Three Stooges! And there’s fart noises!

April 23, 2012

Straight from the Granada Room at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, it’s another episode with Jon Hamm! Jon, Chris and Jonah sit down to talk about Mad Men, the Harlem Globetrotters and the existential Three Stooges! And there’s fart noises!

April 20, 2012

While in Chicago for C2E2, Chris, Jonah, Matt and special guest Alison Haislip did a live show at the Vic Theater! They talk about all the shows on the YouTube channel, Matt has a great idea for a book and Jonah tells a story about pissing off Star Wars fans!

April 20, 2012

While in Chicago for C2E2, Chris, Jonah, Matt and special guest Alison Haislip did a live show at the Vic Theater! They talk about all the shows on the YouTube channel, Matt has a great idea for a book and Jonah tells a story about pissing off Star Wars fans!

April 18, 2012

We love Penn Jillette so much, we invited him back to the show already! This time, Penn tells some stories about Dean Martin, motorcycle gangs and he tells the trick to getting good at card tricks!

April 18, 2012

We love Penn Jillette so much, we invited him back to the show already! This time, Penn tells some stories about Dean Martin, motorcycle gangs and he tells the trick to getting good at card tricks!

April 16, 2012

Jack Black & Kyle Gass join Chris & Jonah at Swinghouse Studios in Los Angeles for a chitty chat about country music, making fun of other bands, and how to approach Michael Stipe at a party. PLUS! The D perform a couple of songs from their fantastic new album “Rise of the Fenix” as well as a couple of classics–one of which might melt your brain out of your ears with awesomeness. This episode is definitely “beyond the rim of the starlight!” This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

April 16, 2012

Jack Black & Kyle Gass join Chris & Jonah at Swinghouse Studios in Los Angeles for a chitty chat about country music, making fun of other bands, and how to approach Michael Stipe at a party. PLUS! The D perform a couple of songs from their fantastic new album “Rise of the Fenix” as well as a couple of classics–one of which might melt your brain out of your ears with awesomeness. This episode is definitely “beyond the rim of the starlight!” This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

April 13, 2012

Bobcat Goldthwait is on the show! He tells some amazing directing stories, talks about music and his new movie “God Bless America”!

April 11, 2012

The hilarious and brilliant Jim Gaffigan returns to the show to talk about his new special, Mr. Universe, the growth of comedy over the years and eating healthy!

April 11, 2012

The hilarious and brilliant Jim Gaffigan returns to the show to talk about his new special, Mr. Universe, the growth of comedy over the years and eating healthy!

April 9, 2012

Filmmaker and super awesome guy Morgan Spurlock comes on the show to talk about his new movie Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, how Las Vegas never got their Star Trek Enterprise attraction and the importance of nerd culture! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

April 9, 2012

Filmmaker and super awesome guy Morgan Spurlock comes on the show to talk about his new movie Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, how Las Vegas never got their Star Trek Enterprise attraction and the importance of nerd culture! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

April 6, 2012

Scott Sigler returns to The Nerdist to discuss what he’s learned about the internet over the years, the process of getting projects made in Hollywood and even some sports?!

April 6, 2012

Scott Sigler returns to The Nerdist to discuss what he’s learned about the internet over the years, the process of getting projects made in Hollywood and even some sports?!

April 4, 2012

Chris tells us about the hit and run to his rental car, Jonah talks about his new favorite show and Matt had to leave early to shoot b-roll.

April 4, 2012

Chris tells us about the hit and run to his rental car, Jonah talks about his new favorite show and Matt had to leave early to shoot b-roll.

April 2, 2012

Fellow podcaster and comedian extraordinaire Marc Maron joins the guys for some hilarious podcast overload. They talk comedy, sobriety and, of course, podcasting!

April 2, 2012

Fellow podcaster and comedian extraordinaire Marc Maron joins the guys for some hilarious podcast overload. They talk comedy, sobriety and, of course, podcasting!

March 30, 2012

Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche are LEGENDS of the voice over world. Between the two, you’ve heard them in Animaniacs, Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Neutron, The Simpsons, Back at the Barnyard, Justice League, Dexter’s Lab, Ultimate Spiderman, Futurama, Looney Tunes, Toucan Sam, Harvey Birdman, Johnny Bravo, as together as PINKY AND THE BRAIN. I love these guys so much and how they play off one another that I had them on together. “Countries of the World” and Orson Welles are GUARANTEED in this episode. I promise it will make you happy on a deep, deep level. Language alert for tiny ears! There’s a bit of swearing (when is there NOT on this show?) but lots of fun and hugs, too!

March 30, 2012

Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche are LEGENDS of the voice over world. Between the two, you’ve heard them in Animaniacs, Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Neutron, The Simpsons, Back at the Barnyard, Justice League, Dexter’s Lab, Ultimate Spiderman, Futurama, Looney Tunes, Toucan Sam, Harvey Birdman, Johnny Bravo, as together as PINKY AND THE BRAIN. I love these guys so much and how they play off one another that I had them on together. “Countries of the World” and Orson Welles are GUARANTEED in this episode. I promise it will make you happy on a deep, deep level. Language alert for tiny ears! There’s a bit of swearing (when is there NOT on this show?) but lots of fun and hugs, too!

March 28, 2012

It’s some hostful goodness live from Austin, Texas! The guys talk pizza, do a sing-a-long with the audience and take some quemments!

March 28, 2012

It’s some hostful goodness live from Austin, Texas! The guys talk pizza, do a sing-a-long with the audience and take some quemments!

March 26, 2012

Tom Papa comes on the show to discuss his new show The Naked Truth, his reaction to being called an asshole on stage and his theory on the pros and cons of being an in-shape comedian! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

March 26, 2012

Tom Papa comes on the show to discuss his new show The Naked Truth, his reaction to being called an asshole on stage and his theory on the pros and cons of being an in-shape comedian! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

March 23, 2012

Super funny gentlemen Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele of the aptly named Key & Peele on Comedy Central talk about Michael Winslow, escalating sketch comedy and the hit television show Solid Gold. They are INCREDIBLY cool and bring a fantastic riff-tastic energy to the show. Listen! Now! Please! And thank you!

March 23, 2012

Super funny gentlemen Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele of the aptly named Key & Peele on Comedy Central talk about Michael Winslow, escalating sketch comedy and the hit television show Solid Gold. They are INCREDIBLY cool and bring a fantastic riff-tastic energy to the show. Listen! Now! Please! And thank you!

March 21, 2012

In today’s “Mostful” episode, Chris writes a new theme song for the show, Jonah shows his Hawaiian pride and Matt is going to take a vacation. And comedian Moshe Kasher drops by to say hi and talk about his new book, Kasher in the Rye!

March 21, 2012

In today’s “Mostful” episode, Chris writes a new theme song for the show, Jonah shows his Hawaiian pride and Matt is going to take a vacation. And comedian Moshe Kasher drops by to say hi and talk about his new book, Kasher in the Rye!

March 19, 2012

Chris sits down the enormously talented Neil Patrick Harris to talk about magic, growing up in Hollywood and Neil’s new show that will be on the Nerdist YouTube Channel! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

March 19, 2012

Chris sits down the enormously talented Neil Patrick Harris to talk about magic, growing up in Hollywood and Neil’s new show that will be on the Nerdist YouTube Channel! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

March 16, 2012

The super funny Rob Riggle comes on the show to discuss sports and comedy, the time Matt fixed his computer at the Apple store and his new movie 21 Jump Street, in theaters now!

March 16, 2012

The super funny Rob Riggle comes on the show to discuss sports and comedy, the time Matt fixed his computer at the Apple store and his new movie 21 Jump Street, in theaters now!

March 14, 2012

Baratunde, co-founder of Jack and Jill Politics and Director of Digital for The Onion sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about Baratunde’s book “How To Be Black”, Matt tells us how much caskets cost and everyone talks political activism!

March 12, 2012

Tim and Eric come on the show to talk about their new movie “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie”, throwing pizza at audiences and what movies hold up today! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com!

March 12, 2012

Tim and Eric come on the show to talk about their new movie “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie”, throwing pizza at audiences and what movies hold up today! This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com!

March 9, 2012

Chris hangs out with the Johns (Linnell and Flansburgh) in Santa Cruz before their show to talk about They Might Be Giants, podcasting and creating music that cannot be categorized.

March 9, 2012

Chris hangs out with the Johns (Linnell and Flansburgh) in Santa Cruz before their show to talk about They Might Be Giants, podcasting and creating music that cannot be categorized.

March 7, 2012

It’s the Nerdist podcast live from beautiful Boulder, Colorado! With special science guest Phil Plait, aka, The Bad Astronomer!

March 7, 2012

It’s the Nerdist podcast live from beautiful Boulder, Colorado! With special science guest Phil Plait, aka, The Bad Astronomer!

March 5, 2012

The guys sit down with Danica McKellar for a stellar conversation about growing up Winnie Cooper, her passion for math and how to give children confidence through education. Danica is WAY smart. She has a theorem named after her for crapsake! This ep takes wonderful turns that you may not expect!

March 2, 2012

Chris and Matt go to the Palladium to sit down with Cake’s John McCrea! They talk the politics of being a musician, how Cake came to be and being on the road! Make sure to listen until the end for a couple songs from the sound check!

February 29, 2012

Chris talks about The Walking Dead panel in Oakland, Jonah has gotten lots of music for Jonah Raydio, and Matt is bad at bowling. And the guys tell stories of legendary Hollywood mogul Leo Murray!

February 29, 2012

Chris talks about The Walking Dead panel in Oakland, Jonah has gotten lots of music for Jonah Raydio, and Matt is bad at bowling. And the guys tell stories of legendary Hollywood mogul Leo Murray!

February 27, 2012

A sit-down chat with Willem Dafoe about emotional flexibility, Appleton, Wisconsin, and giant billboards. He also gives us a glimpse of what’s going on inside the head of the Green Goblin and talks about a brush with a stand-up comedy career. This episode is a full, delicious meal! 

February 27, 2012

A sit-down chat with Willem Dafoe about emotional flexibility, Appleton, Wisconsin, and giant billboards. He also gives us a glimpse of what’s going on inside the head of the Green Goblin and talks about a brush with a stand-up comedy career. This episode is a full, delicious meal! 

February 24, 2012

The amazing and hilarious Ellie Kemper–whom you probably have seen being really funny in Bridesmaids & The Officejoins us to talk about women in comedy, our favorite Moby songs and bumper stickers. And then we take a picture in the bathroom!

February 22, 2012

Chris tells how his stand-up special went, Jonah talks about mustaches and plaid shirts and Matt comes up with the best album title ever!

February 22, 2012

Chris tells how his stand-up special went, Jonah talks about mustaches and plaid shirts and Matt comes up with the best album title ever!

February 20, 2012

Chris sits down with Seth Meyers in the Saturday Night Live green room to talk about what it means to be famous, Seth’s speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner and, of course, SNL!

February 20, 2012

Chris sits down with Seth Meyers in the Saturday Night Live green room to talk about what it means to be famous, Seth’s speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner and, of course, SNL!

February 17, 2012

Chris, Jonah and Wil Wheaton (who sat in for Matt Mira) hung out with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy for an amazingly in depth chat about his path to becoming a musician and how his kids like having a rockstar for a dad. Make sure to stick around at the end for a few songs from Wilco’s sound check at The Wiltern!

February 17, 2012

Chris, Jonah and Wil Wheaton (who sat in for Matt Mira) hung out with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy for an amazingly in depth chat about his path to becoming a musician and how his kids like having a rockstar for a dad. Make sure to stick around at the end for a few songs from Wilco’s sound check at The Wiltern!

February 15, 2012

Jonah, Matt and I actually talk about diets and hair. How very “Sex and the City” of us. No one’s the Samantha, though. I think we’re all Mirandas. WHAT AM I SAYING?? Fun quemments, and then Jonah talks about his new podcast “Jonah Raydio” which will include stories of pooping. See? Mirandas.

February 15, 2012

Jonah, Matt and I actually talk about diets and hair. How very “Sex and the City” of us. No one’s the Samantha, though. I think we’re all Mirandas. WHAT AM I SAYING?? Fun quemments, and then Jonah talks about his new podcast “Jonah Raydio” which will include stories of pooping. See? Mirandas.

February 13, 2012

Conan talks about comedy writing, The Simpsons, The Tonight Show debacle, and the process of making a daily show. He also opens up about anxiety and perfectionism in this FANTASTIC and hilarious chat.

February 10, 2012

Chris, Jonah and Matt talk about the SF Sketchfest shows, what would happen if Jonah was no longer on the show and Chris makes a few exciting announcements!

February 7, 2012

The lovely Jenna Elfman talks about having a trucker mouth, getting into acting and tweeting from the marital bed!

February 7, 2012

The lovely Jenna Elfman talks about having a trucker mouth, getting into acting and tweeting from the marital bed!

February 3, 2012

Comedian Fred Stoller accidentally challenged the ‘nerdism’ of The Nerdist while on another podcast, so he comes on to talk nerdy stuff and promote his new book “My Seinfeld Year”, now available on the Kindle!

February 3, 2012

Comedian Fred Stoller accidentally challenged the ‘nerdism’ of The Nerdist while on another podcast, so he comes on to talk nerdy stuff and promote his new book “My Seinfeld Year”, now available on the Kindle!

February 1, 2012

The hilariously talented Bob Odenkirk tells the story of his mom seeing his stand up for the first time, and talks about working on Breaking Bad when he didn’t know what was happening on the show.

January 27, 2012

Chris ponders the psychology of stage-hogging, Jonah recounts his trip to a wedding in Jamaica, and Matt Mira gets an apartment with Greta. PLUS! Nerdist TV show writer Kristen Rutherford pops by and talks about teaching her baby sign language. 

January 27, 2012

Chris ponders the psychology of stage-hogging, Jonah recounts his trip to a wedding in Jamaica, and Matt Mira gets an apartment with Greta. PLUS! Nerdist TV show writer Kristen Rutherford pops by and talks about teaching her baby sign language. 

January 24, 2012

The lads visit Stephen Merchant in his luxurious hotel villa to chat about Wheatley, the pilot for “The Office,” Karl Pilkington, and going on a milk bender.

January 24, 2012

The lads visit Stephen Merchant in his luxurious hotel villa to chat about Wheatley, the pilot for “The Office,” Karl Pilkington, and going on a milk bender.

January 21, 2012

Our dear old friend Graham Elwood from the Comedy Film Nerd podcast tells fascinating stories about performing in Afghanistan and Iraq.

January 21, 2012

Our dear old friend Graham Elwood from the Comedy Film Nerd podcast tells fascinating stories about performing in Afghanistan and Iraq.

January 17, 2012

Scott Ian of Anthrax talks about zombies, Sam Kinison, and Chuck D’s suprising main influence. 

January 17, 2012

Scott Ian of Anthrax talks about zombies, Sam Kinison, and Chuck D’s suprising main influence. 

January 13, 2012

Recorded LIVE in DC on January 6! About 700 people showed up to this one and it was a BLAST and a half. Also, when we found out MAGFest (Music and Gaming Fest) was going on at the same time we were able to wrangle some special guests who may be relevant to your nerd interests: John Patrick Lowrie (“Sniper” from Team Fortress 2) and his lovely wife Ellen McLain whom you Aperture Lab fans might know as her lovably evil alter-ego GLaDOS. Also, a Portal theme may have been played live…

January 10, 2012

Connie Britton talks about transitioning from the sitcom world to shows you may have heard of like “Friday Night Lights” and “American Horror Story”. AND she’s a twin. PLUS she spent two years in the bureaucratic brambles of the African adoption system to get her son, Yobi. ALSO, she is truly hilarious. Now that I think about it, she may be perfect.

January 6, 2012

David talks Mr. Show, Arrested Development, Todd Margaret, getting stuck on cruiseships and the whimsy of Squagles. He was also very patient and kind considering that Chris & Jonah were 30 minutes late. IT WASN’T THEIR FAULT. But it’s still not okay. Stupid Chris and stupid Jonah. Pfffft. 

January 2, 2012

Chris goes to London and sits down with Tim Minchin because standing to podcast is weird. Tim talks comedy in Perth, Edinburgh, and the Higgs Boson. Fill your brain withi his brilliant musicianship/comedyism at timminchin.com. 

January 2, 2012

Chris goes to London and sits down with Tim Minchin because standing to podcast is weird. Tim talks comedy in Perth, Edinburgh, and the Higgs Boson. Fill your brain withi his brilliant musicianship/comedyism at timminchin.com. 

December 27, 2011

Our last show of 2011 brings our 2nd annual stand-up comedy showcase (showcast?)! Please enjoy: Pete Holmes, Jim Hamilton, Matt Mira, Hampton Yount, Diani & Devine, Rory Scovel, Jared Logan, Brent Weinbach, and Adam Cayton-Holland. Thanks to Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon for donating their Wednesday night show at NerdMelt on 12/14 to make this happen! Go to nerdist.com for info on how to follow any or all of these hilaramazing folks!

December 27, 2011

Our last show of 2011 brings our 2nd annual stand-up comedy showcase (showcast?)! Please enjoy: Pete Holmes, Jim Hamilton, Matt Mira, Hampton Yount, Diani & Devine, Rory Scovel, Jared Logan, Brent Weinbach, and Adam Cayton-Holland. Thanks to Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon for donating their Wednesday night show at NerdMelt on 12/14 to make this happen! Go to nerdist.com for info on how to follow any or all of these hilaramazing folks!

December 24, 2011

Yes! The 10th Doctor himself, David Tennant, in a sit down chat with Chris in a very posh English library! This is the full unedited audio from the segment on the Nerdist TV show (originally aired 12/24 on BBC America, probably available on iTunes now). Chris and David chat about Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Incredible Hulk, and working shirtless. PLUS! MANY fan questions answered. He was nine kinds of awesome! NINE! I counted!  You asked for him (so did I)! Here he is! Now enjoy this Scottish burrito (which sounds like a filthy sex-thing but it isn’t)!

December 23, 2011

Our last hostful podcast of 2011 finds Chris with a stand-up related announcement, Jonah living next door to an ex-crackhouse and Matt with a medical..um…”issue” that he refuses to get looked at. Also, Michael Yo comes into the studio to fetch his keys & phone and ends up chatting with the lads for a few minutes. He would want us to remind you that his he is @michaelyo on Twitter, so we just did! In closing, have great everything this holiday season!

December 23, 2011

Our last hostful podcast of 2011 finds Chris with a stand-up related announcement, Jonah living next door to an ex-crackhouse and Matt with a medical..um…”issue” that he refuses to get looked at. Also, Michael Yo comes into the studio to fetch his keys & phone and ends up chatting with the lads for a few minutes. He would want us to remind you that his he is @michaelyo on Twitter, so we just did! In closing, have great everything this holiday season!

December 20, 2011

Michael Rooker is an actor who has been in EVERYTHING. Most recently he played lovable redneck Merle on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. In this ep, he talks about how he almost didn’t get the part because of an 18 year old snafu, why he bought a public outdoor gun range, and his love of CB Radios. Nerdist Podcast! Git it, son! 

December 20, 2011

Michael Rooker is an actor who has been in EVERYTHING. Most recently he played lovable redneck Merle on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. In this ep, he talks about how he almost didn’t get the part because of an 18 year old snafu, why he bought a public outdoor gun range, and his love of CB Radios. Nerdist Podcast! Git it, son! 

December 17, 2011

It’s a 2/3 hostful episode as Jonah fights the plague in a quarantined facility. Or it’s just a bad cold. What do I need to do, get details for EVERYTHING? Engineer Nick pops on, Chris talks about London and presidential candidate Marvin E. Quasniki lays out his 5-point plan for America.

December 17, 2011

It’s a 2/3 hostful episode as Jonah fights the plague in a quarantined facility. Or it’s just a bad cold. What do I need to do, get details for EVERYTHING? Engineer Nick pops on, Chris talks about London and presidential candidate Marvin E. Quasniki lays out his 5-point plan for America.

December 12, 2011

Chris & Jonah have a cheerful sit down with JJ to dicuss the Twilight Zone, Felicity’s secret life and working with Spielberg. This episode is so hearty, you’ll rub your tummy in satisfaction upon its completion!

December 12, 2011

Chris & Jonah have a cheerful sit down with JJ to dicuss the Twilight Zone, Felicity’s secret life and working with Spielberg. This episode is so hearty, you’ll rub your tummy in satisfaction upon its completion!

December 10, 2011

Actor Joel Moore is a terrificly funny dude who discusses his jump from doing tons of commercials to tv guest spots to films like “Avatar”. And, why it would be horrible to be “leading man” in the entertainment biz. Plus! Sailor Moon-ism! Take a walk down memory lane to when this podcast was recorded the day after Halloween. Do you even REMEMBER that long ago? This is like an audio timecapsule!!!

December 10, 2011

Actor Joel Moore is a terrificly funny dude who discusses his jump from doing tons of commercials to tv guest spots to films like “Avatar”. And, why it would be horrible to be “leading man” in the entertainment biz. Plus! Sailor Moon-ism! Take a walk down memory lane to when this podcast was recorded the day after Halloween. Do you even REMEMBER that long ago? This is like an audio timecapsule!!!

December 6, 2011

Jimmy Pardo, one of the best comics you could get to see perform live, is a pioneer in the comedian-having-a-podcast field with “Never Not Funny”. In this ep, he chats about road gigs, the NNF origin story and getting tattoos in your 40s. Also, FLARB!

December 6, 2011

Jimmy Pardo, one of the best comics you could get to see perform live, is a pioneer in the comedian-having-a-podcast field with “Never Not Funny”. In this ep, he chats about road gigs, the NNF origin story and getting tattoos in your 40s. Also, FLARB!

December 2, 2011

Live in Northampton, Massachusetts at the intimate and legendary “Iron Horse”! Talk of sausages! Dueling Jeff Goldblums! And in-person quemments! This show was a creamy pile of awesome with hug jimmies on top.

December 2, 2011

Live in Northampton, Massachusetts at the intimate and legendary “Iron Horse”! Talk of sausages! Dueling Jeff Goldblums! And in-person quemments! This show was a creamy pile of awesome with hug jimmies on top.

November 29, 2011

MTV News legend and gracious dude Kurt Loder chats about piloting Rolling Stone in the 80s, newsing it up at MTV in the 90s, and an obsession with films that supports his new book “The Good, The Bad and the Godawful: 21st Century Movie Reviews”. 

November 29, 2011

MTV News legend and gracious dude Kurt Loder chats about piloting Rolling Stone in the 80s, newsing it up at MTV in the 90s, and an obsession with films that supports his new book “The Good, The Bad and the Godawful: 21st Century Movie Reviews”. 

November 25, 2011

Chris casts fire hands through Skyrim with his Dark Elf Mage, Jiene Wyldre, Jonah discovers rowing and Matt hates his middle name (but still loves Dave Matthews Band). PLUS! Nick talks old timey radios. AND! Banks are sluts. All shall be explained in this hearty, hostful episode.

November 25, 2011

Chris casts fire hands through Skyrim with his Dark Elf Mage, Jiene Wyldre, Jonah discovers rowing and Matt hates his middle name (but still loves Dave Matthews Band). PLUS! Nick talks old timey radios. AND! Banks are sluts. All shall be explained in this hearty, hostful episode.

November 23, 2011

The delightful and hilarious Jenny Wade teaches the boys about butt candy and how to speak Japanese! This is an episode you’ll want to file the adoption papers for immediately!

November 23, 2011

The delightful and hilarious Jenny Wade teaches the boys about butt candy and how to speak Japanese! This is an episode you’ll want to file the adoption papers for immediately!

November 18, 2011

New Nerdist Podcast Live dates announced! Plus, Matt collects WAY too many left-handed guitars. AND a FASCINATING deep-dive into the inner workings of Wikipedia with Nerdist Podcast listener and volunteer Wikipedian Ted!

November 18, 2011

New Nerdist Podcast Live dates announced! Plus, Matt collects WAY too many left-handed guitars. AND a FASCINATING deep-dive into the inner workings of Wikipedia with Nerdist Podcast listener and volunteer Wikipedian Ted!

November 14, 2011

Dave Attell! Truly one of the best comics working today. We were honored to have him on to chat about comedy, weird television and vintage skin flicks. His new show “Dave’s Old Porn” premiered on Showtime earlier this Fall so if you get a chance, watch that business!

November 11, 2011

Comedian Dana Gould joins the lads to discuss Planet of the Apes, caring for Vampira, writing stand-up and producing The Simpsons. Also, what to do with a bag of pee! Sit back and let the dulcet tones of podcastness flood your ears and brain…

November 8, 2011

Matt and I ventured to New York to chat up one of their favorite people Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is always the smartest person in the room. Any room. Dr. Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. He also hosts NOVA scienceNOW on PBS and the ever enthralling StarTalk, which Mira and I were lucky enough to sit in on for the episode posting November 13th. Beyond all that, HE IS FUNNY. Like, actually hilarious.

This ep covers everything from Cosmology to quarks with a side of space sex. We had damn near unhealthy amounts of fun and I hope to con Dr. Tyson to coming on again in the near future.