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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!

 Maria Bamford returns!

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!

 JJ Abrams

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 [...]

 Dave Attell

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 [...]

 Bill Gates

Personal computing icon turned philanthropistBill 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 [...]

 The Farrelly Announcement

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 [...]

 Greg Proops

"Who's Line" alum Greg Proops is an amazing improvisor and does a spot-on Thomas Alva Edison. Chris, Jonah and Matt must have all wondered at some point that if Edison were a woman, would she have [...]

 Fred Willard returns!

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 [...]

 Henry Winkler

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 [...]

 Celebrity Turnstile

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!

 Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche

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 [...]

 Neil deGrasse Tyson

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 [...]

 Dr. Drew

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 [...]

 Joel David Moore

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 [...]

 The Birthday Boys

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 [...]

 Jared Leto

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!

 Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson

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 [...]

 Brody Stevens

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 [...]

 Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael

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!

 Bill Maher

Bill Maher and I sat down (standing podcasting is weird) and had a terrific chat about comedy, finding your voice and Johnny Carson.

 Jimmy Carr

It's the Nerdist live JFL in from Montreal, Canada! Jimmy Carr from British TV's8 Out of 10 Cats joins the guys to talk about how comedy differs in the UK, breaking his anklein a giant hamster wheel , [...]

 Aasif Mandvi

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!

 Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak collects Disney Haunted Mansion memorabilia. ALSO he has a dang popular chat show on the Webs, soon to be the TV/Webs what with technology and all. Chris likes the movie "Willow". Jonah [...]

 Rainn Wilson Returns

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 [...]

 Sleater-Kinney

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 [...]

 Wil Wheaton Returns

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 [...]

 Ben Schwartz

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!

 Kumail Nanjiani

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

 Rove McManus/Axis of Awesome

One for Australia with this Aussie-themed episode of the Nerdist Podcast! Brilliant talk-show host Rove McManus came to our NerdMelt space and talked about comedy down under, touring, and how you [...]

 Katey Sagal

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 [...]

 Billy Hardwick

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 [...]

 Kurt Braunohler

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!

 Marc Maron

Fellow podcaster and comedian extraordinaire Marc Maron joins the guys for some hilarious podcast overload. They talk comedy, sobriety and, of course, podcasting!

 Rich Sommer

Rich Sommer is "Mad Men" TV department head Harry Crane. He also has a background in comedy, board games and awesomeness. Chris gets a new digital recorder. Jonah and Matt return after a forced [...]

 Tim Meadows

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 [...]

 Neal Brennan

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!

 Gillian Jacobs

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 [...]

 Tony Hale

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"!

 MYTHBUSTERS

ALL 5 MYTHBUSTERS IN ONE PLACE: Jamie, Adam, Tory, Grant & Kari! I feel like I should have sealed them in mylar or jammed them all together to form some kind of Mega-Mythbusting Bot, but instead we [...]

 K&B Podcast: Tuesday January 3rd with [...]

Open. Showbiz Beat. Mariah Carey's NYE Performance. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Jerry Lewis Interview. What's Good?. Utah Porn Bill. Andrew Siciliano. Showbiz Beat. The Bachelor Report with Petros [...]

 Mike Birbiglia 3peat

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 [...]

 Tenacious D Returns

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 [...]

 Live from SDCC 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 [...]

 Jimmy Kimmel

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!

 Workaholics

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 [...]

 Bob Odenkirk Returns

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 [...]

 Danica McKellar

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 [...]

 Wil Wheaton

Wil. Whea. Ton. FINALLY. Never before heard stories of young Wil and young Chris: Strippers! D&D! Surgery! Saucy Picard! This episode will smear goodness onto the walls of your entertainment gland. [...]

 Jaime King

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!

 Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi

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 [...]

 Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams and Biz Stone

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 [...]

 Michael Rooker

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 [...]

 Paul Feig

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 [...]

 Wilco

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 [...]

 Jenny Wade

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!

 Bill Burr Returns

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 [...]

 Jessica Chobot

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 [...]

 Mike Massimino

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 [...]

 Aaron Eckhart

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 [...]

 Thomas Dolby

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 [...]

 Adam Scott

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 [...]

 Metallica

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 [...]

 Alison Brie

Alison Brie stars in Mad Men and Community. She is hilarious, and if there were a drug for delightfulness, certainly it would be synthesized from her DNA. She also prefers shorts to jeans. Also, Chris [...]

 Adam Savage Live @ Largo!

The fantastically brilliant Adam Savage of "Mythbusters" joined us for our very first live podcast! This was recorded at Largo in Los Angeles on April 5th, 2010 in front of a kick-ass crowd of [...]

 Todd Glass Returns

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, [...]

 Man of Steel Press Conference

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 [...]

 Bill Nye

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 [...]

 Zooey Deschanel

Zooey D TURN-ONs: yacht rock, Pandora and puns. Zooey D TURN-OFFS: improper microphone compression and gluten. Also, she is immensely cool. HOW DO WE KEEP GETTING SO LUCKY WITH THE COOL PEOPLE ON THIS [...]

 Jeri Ryan

Holy craps! Jeri Ryan is simply the coolest. EVER. Super super smart, nice, funny and bee-yoo-tee-ful! On this ep we chat about Star Trek, autopsies, food, and weird mouth noises. We bow to her [...]

 Greg Fitzsimmons

Greg Fitzsimmons will punch you in the face if you're a mean jerk. Chris, Matt & Jonah will assault you with passive agressive comments in a similar situation, but then emotionally punch themselves in [...]

 Morgan Spurlock

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 [...]

 Key & Peele

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. [...]

 Jim Jefferies Returns

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 [...]

 Rob Huebel & Motion City Soundtrack

Rob Huebel (Human Giant, Children's Hospital) finds a dog, Motion City Soundtrack plays a song, Jonah has a fake last name, Chris drinks out of a bowl and Matt likes the Dave Matthews Band.

 Joe Manganiello

"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 [...]

 Paul Reubens

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 [...]

 Rachel Melvin

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 [...]

 Sick Ray

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, [...]

 John Hodgman returns!

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 [...]

 Paul Williams Returns

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 [...]

 Dax Shepard

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, [...]

 Dan Harmon and Neil Berkeley

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 [...]

 Jonah Keri

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, [...]

 James Gunn

Our first live podcast from @NerdMelt! We had a tweet-up to see the film "Super" (which was violent, adorable and awesome) and then brought director James Gunn (who also did "Slither", "Tromeo & [...]

 Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow Presents, [...]

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

 Ike Barinholtz

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!

 Diani & Devine

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 [...]

 Morgan Freeman

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 [...]

 Josh Groban

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 [...]

 Nuclear Wessel

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 [...]

 Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks' spoon is too big. Also, he wants to (and should) make a documentary about Tower Records. ADDITIONALLY, Colin, Chris, Jonah and Matt turn a critical eye toward "Howard the Duck", and then [...]

 Alison Brie returns!

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!

 Simon Pegg

Yes! For our centennial episode, Nerd deity SIMON PEGG drops by to chat about the many swirling eddies of awesomeness in the Peggverse, including (but not limited to) Star Trek, zombies, stand-up, [...]

 Carla Gugino

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!

 Ron Perlman

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!

 Ray Romano and Tom Caltabiano

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 [...]

 Neko Case

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 [...]

 Natasha Leggero

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!

 Nick Kroll returns!

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!

 John Hodgman

Hodgman talks moustaches, Steve Jobs, and his new book "That Is All," available Nov. 1. If you listened to the Neil Gaiman episode then you already know that Hodgman is both spirit and flesh and [...]

 John de Lancie

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 [...]

 Moby

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!

 Live from Twin Cities!

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

 LeVar Burton

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 [...]

 Tenacious D

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 [...]

 Bob Odenkirk

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.

 Will Ferrell

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 [...]

 John DiMaggio Returns

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 [...]

 T.J. Miller returns!

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 [...]

 Jaimie Alexander

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 [...]

 Michael Sheen

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 [...]

 Mike Mignola

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 [...]

 Paul Gilmartin

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!

 TJ Miller

Comedian TJ Miller talks about releasing a weird rap album, wearing tuxedos in the morning and why he did Yogi Bear. We found him to be a very sweet guy who is quite methodical about his madness!

 Nathan Fielder

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 [...]

 Stan Lee Returns

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!

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 Martin Starr

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 [...]

 Dave Attell #3

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 [...]

 Lily Tomlin

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 [...]

 Mike Birbiglia Returns!

Birbigs makes his second appearance on the podcast!

 Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Return

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. [...]

 Mick Foley

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 [...]

 Robert Kirkman

Recorded at NerdMelt in front of 120 Zombiphiles! Kirkman talks "Walking Dead", Image Comics, and we invent the soon-to-be hot new fetish "Sasquatching". PLUS a very special guest drops by! Like, a [...]

 Kurt Braunohler Returns

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 [...]

 Joan Rivers

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 [...]

 Live from SDCC

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 [...]

 Kevin Bacon Returns

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 [...]

 Chris Jericho

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!

 Michael Ironside

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 [...]

 Hannah Hart

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 [...]

 Donald Faison

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!

 Nick Offerman Returns

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 [...]

 W. Kamau Bell

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 [...]

 Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler joins the boys of Nerdist in a discussion that grazes the topics of mini-puking, Talk Soup, LAN gaming, the San Francisco comedy scene in the 90s, and her time as a website designer. Check [...]

 Nick Offerman

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!

 Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss invited us into his home to talk about traveling, snooty college clubs, knives, and his book, "The Four Hour Body", which everyone on the show was implementing to varying degrees of [...]

 Episode To Be Stupid

"Weird Al" Yankovic and Chris Hardwick are on this episode of Jonah Raydio.  You're welcome.  Filling in for Cash Hartzell is the host of Feliz Navipod, Tony Thaxton. Weird Al's new album comes out [...]

 Ben Folds and Fraggles

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 [...]

 Mitch Hurwitz

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 [...]

 Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan gets mistaken for Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris gets harassed by a dude, Jonah gets chummy with Steven Wright and Matt gets excited about the Dave Matthews Band.

 Iggy Pop and Josh Homme

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 [...]

 Marc Maron

Podcast worlds collide like tectonic plates in a fiery cataclysm as the boys of Nerdist join forces with the boy of WTF! It's the bad-assiest way to kick off Tweleven.

 Kevin Feige

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 [...]

 Andy Daly Returns

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 [...]

 Mark Hamill Returns

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 [...]

 Lisa Kudrow

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 [...]

 Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly [...]

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 [...]

 Jimmy Fallon

This chat with Jimmy was part of the magnificent PaleyFest '11, a series of panels comprising cool shows you've heard of. This extended episode covers Fallon's career as a comedy club impressionist [...]

 Penn Jillette

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!

 Tom Green

Tom Green chats about becoming a 10-year overnight success, American football and the misconception of Canada as 'Merica's li'l brother. A fascinatingly serious interview! A darker shade of Green, if [...]

 Jeff Bridges Returns

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!

 Happy Everything!

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. [...]

 Jim Gaffigan

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!

 Adam Savage Returns

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 [...]

 Live at SDCC 2014 with CM Punk

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 [...]

 Jenna Elfman

The lovely Jenna Elfman talks about having a trucker mouth, getting into acting and tweeting from the marital bed!

 #42- Beyond Belief- “White Hunter, [...]

Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin, Scott Aukerman, Patton Oswalt, Dana Gould, and Chris Hardwick.

 Aisha Tyler returns

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!

 Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is an hilarious musical nerd icon. If you don't know who he is I am surprised, but this is a good place to meet him. We chat about touring, the crafting of nerdy songs, and leaving [...]

 Mark-Paul Gosselaar

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 [...]

 Rob Riggle Returns

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 [...]

 Judd Apatow

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 [...]

 Tom Cruise

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 [...]

 The Dork Fork Thing

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!

 Tom Hanks Returns

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 [...]

 Aaron Paul

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, [...]

 Rob Riggle

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!

 Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion (a fine, fine fellow) makes us coffee, talks about his Canadian improv roots, an unmade pilot he wrote, getting Joss Whedon on Castle, and whether or not he's going to buy Firefly. [...]

 Kit Harington

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 [...]

 Guillermo del Toro Returns

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 [...]

 5th Anniversary Show!

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!

 Bryan Cranston Returns

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 [...]

 Zach Braff

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 [...]

 Fred Stoller

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 [...]

 Kevin Pereira

Attack of the Show fans! Host Kevin Pereira talks flash porn, the mystery of the "hoon", advice for start-ups and the hunt for a new co-host. This episode was recorded in front of 150 terrific nerds [...]

 Kathryn Hahn

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!

 Bob Saget Returns

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!

 Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi talks about bad fan questions, SDCC madness, awkward jokes, NBC's Chuck and his new company Nerd Machine. It's nerd-tastic!

 Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford is FINALLY on this show. She are hilariousness.

 Bob Saget

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!

 Mayhem Miller

Mayhem Miller is an MMA wizard who is powerful yet benevolent. His hands are lethal wands that can cast punching and/or hugging spells: YOUR CHOICE! He also hosts the MTV show "Bully Beatdown," which [...]

 Jason Schwartzman Returns

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 [...]

 Clark Gregg

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!

 Chris Kluwe

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!

 Matt Walsh

BONUS EPISODE! Matt Walsh is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Chris explains what happened to L.A.'s once-thriving rail system, Jonah loves "Tales From the Crypt" and Matt likes [...]

 Brian Cox and Eric Idle

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 [...]

 Curtis Armstrong

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 [...]

 Billy West and John DiMaggio

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!

 Mike Birbiglia #4

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 [...]

 Rogue Wave

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 [...]

 Anthony Jeselnik

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!

 #13 Chris Hardwick

After several years of abusing alcohol and not being able to pay his rent, Chris quit booze, stopped acting and decided to make a world out of the things he's passionate about which led to a [...]

 Joss Whedon

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 [...]

 Mel Brooks

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 [...]

 Lauren Graham

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!

 Gabe Newell: Valve - The Company

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!

 Tom Morello

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!

 Mike Birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia discusses comedy writing, perfectionism, hypochondria & Entourage (the tv show, not the Microsoft/Mac OS email client). Chris & Jonah did this episode in a Matt Mira-free environment, [...]

 ACP - 251 - Adam at the Brea Improv

Adam at the Brea Improv

 Myq Kaplan

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 [...]

 Josh Homme

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!

 Dave Grohl

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!

 Ana Gasteyer

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 [...]

 Joe Manganiello Returns

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 [...]

 Rhys Darby

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 [...]

 Mary Lynn Rajskub

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!

 Pauly Shore

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 [...]

 Sir Patrick Stewart #3

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 [...]

 Sean Bean

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 [...]

 Bill Hader

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

 Kyle Kinane

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!

 Airplane!

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 [...]

 Seth Rogen #3

Seth Rogen returns to the Nerdist Podcast! He chats with Chris and Jonah about working into old age, the upcoming season 3 of Preacher and what projects Seth wants to do that he hasn't done yet. Seth [...]

 Andrew W.K. and Marky Ramone

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 [...]

 Tig Notaro

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 [...]

 Malcolm McDowell

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!

 Alex Winter

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 [...]

 Short Pants

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 [...]

 Sir Ian McKellen

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 [...]

 Jon Lovitz

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 [...]

 Zero Charisma

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 [...]

 Peter Farrelly

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!

 Taran Killam

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!

 Tom Kenny returns!

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!

 Michael Emerson

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.

 Jimmy Pardo

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 [...]

 185 Chris Hardwick, Ike Barinholtz

Every once in a while a bro might want to come hang out so who better to stop by than the Nerdist himself Chris Hardwick on todays special mid-week episode of Comedy Bang Bang! Chris tells us about [...]

 Bill Burr #3

Bill Burr returns to the Nerdist for a third time! He and Chris talk about how his baby daughter is super chill, the stresses of going out in public and encountering trolls on the internet. They also [...]

 Justin Willman

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 [...]

 David Arquette

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 [...]

 Harrison Ford

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!

 Conan O'Brien

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.

 Scott Ian

Scott Ian of Anthrax talks about zombies, Sam Kinison, and Chuck D's suprising main influence.

 Steven Yeun

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 [...]

 Keanu Reeves Returns

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 [...]

 Misha Collins

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!

 Cara Santa Maria

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 [...]

 Robert Patrick

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 [...]

 Carol Leifer

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 [...]

 Slash

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!

 Michael C. Hall

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 [...]

 Seth Meyers

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!

 Cameron Esposito

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 [...]

 Robert Kirkman Returns

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 [...]

 Richard Ayoade

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 [...]

 John Lithgow

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! [...]

 Mike Shinoda

Recently I became email pals with Mike Shinoda of the band Linkin Park and have found him to be two of my favorite things: super-smart and super-nice. This is a special "one-on-one" podcast, with [...]

 Undateable

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 [...]

 Peter Farrelly Returns

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 [...]

 Neil deGrasse Tyson Returns Again

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 [...]

 Honestly 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!

 #124: Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, [...]

Starring Marc Evan Jackson as Sparks Nevada and Mark Gagliardi as his faithful Martian companion, Croach the Tracker. Also starring Busy Philipps as the Red Plains Rider; John Ennis as the Dad Kid; [...]

 Ethan Hawke

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 [...]

 Matthew Weiner Returns

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 [...]

 Xeni Jardin

Xeni is not only an overlord at Boing Boing, but also one of the smartest humans on the planet and a genuine pleasure to talk to. And yes, ending a sentence with "to" is considered poor grammar, which [...]

 Ambassador Class

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 [...]

 Paul McCartney

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 [...]

 Epic Meal Time

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, [...]

 Robert Kirkman #3

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 [...]

 Michael Dorn

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!

 Lewis Black

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 [...]

 Jason Schwartzman

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!

 Bobcat Goldthwait

Bobcat Goldthwait is on the show! He tells some amazing directing stories, talks about music and his new movie "God Bless America"!

 Bill Skarsgård

Bill Skarsgård (IT, Atomic Blond) talks about Sweden in the winter, being part of a family of actors and getting the role of Pennywise in IT. They also talk about how Swedish culture differs from [...]

 Ed Helms Returns

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 [...]

 Rhyme Talking

Chris reminisces about the Cranberries! Jonah twists his ankle! Matt walks everywhere now! Nerdist friend Brent Weinbach drops by to chat about video game music. FunFunFun!

 Andy Richter

Andy Richter talks of Conan and Morrissey, Chris invents "The Golden Parachute," Jonah tries sitting up straight and Matt likes the Dave Matthews Band.

 Punch Brothers

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, [...]

 Eli Roth

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 [...]

 Charlie Day

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 [...]

 Ed Helms

Bluegrass! The Office! Remote iPad control! A wide berth of topics to cure what ails ya (emotionally)! There's a rap on the door of your heart...it's Ed Helms!!! How could you turn him away? It's. [...]

 Christina Ricci

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 [...]

 Seth Green

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!

 Kal Penn

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 [...]

 Angela Kinsey

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 [...]

 Jon Favreau

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 [...]

 Joel Kinnaman

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 [...]

 Baratunde

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 [...]

 Patton Oswalt

Mash-up madness! A "Time Bandits" reboot?? PLUS Patton talks about his writing process and his days as a budding comic. Info-larious!!!

 Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie just got rid of his Motorola Sidekick, Chris is "Engineer #2" in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Jonah watches "The Little Chocolatiers" and Matt wants to touch the Dave Matthews [...]

 Nick Kroll #4

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 [...]

 Greg Behrendt

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 [...]

 Ben Folds

The superbly awesometastic Ben Folds joins us at Swinghouse Studios in LA to chat about song writing, the sexual exploits of Superman, William Shatner and helicopter rides. PLUS details on the [...]

 2 Season of the Witch

Nic Cage makes his first (but almost definitely not last) appearance on How Did This Get Made with Season of the Witch, a psuedo-religious buddy movie set during the black plague. Chris Hardwick joins [...]

 Daniel Craig

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 [...]

 Live at SF Sketchfest 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 [...]

 Macklemore

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!

 Buzz Aldrin

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!

 Butch Vig

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 [...]

 Krysten Ritter

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 [...]

 Spoon

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!

 Patrick Warburton

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

 Paul Williams

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!

 John Oliver

Recorded in front of a live audience at SxSW on 3.14 (that's right, PI DAY)! John Oliver, as expected, CRUSHED. We spoke of the Queen, British comics you should know, the daily Daily Show routine, and [...]

 Metallica Returns

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 [...]

 Kurt Loder

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 [...]

 Jen Kirkman

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 [...]

 Ed Helms #4

Ed Helms returns to the podcast for the fourth time! He and Chris talk about their favorite bluegrass bands, how much Ed still plays bluegrass and they talk about learning languages. They also talk [...]

 48 Chris Hardwick

Kevin chats with Chris Hardwick.

 Jonah Keri Returns

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 [...]

 Ken Levine

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 [...]

 Romany Malco

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 [...]

 Ellie Kemper

The amazing and hilarious Ellie Kemper--whom you probably have seen being really funny inBridesmaids&The Office--joins us to talk about women in comedy, our favorite Moby songs and bumper stickers. [...]

 Brian Regan

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 [...]

 Alan Alda

Alan Alda (M.A.S.H., Scientific American Frontiers, The West Wing) talks to Chris about recording the audio book of his book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face?, teaching [...]

 Sam Raimi

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. [...]

 Steve Jones

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 [...]

 Eddie Izzard Returns

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 [...]

 William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner's World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh and his thoughts on the future! [...]

 Jeff Bridges

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!

 Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis joined us in front of hundreds of nerds at SF Sketchfest '11 for the beginning of our SECOND SEASON! Zach admitted he chews tobacco, Matt admitted he wants a pet tapeworm, Jonah [...]

 Sally Field and Michael Showalter

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 [...]

 Jim Rash Returns

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!

 Hannibal Buress

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 [...]

 Jack Black

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 [...]

 StarTalk and Baba Booey Rock Comic-Con [...]

Join us from San Diego Comic-Con 2012 for a gadget geek-out when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Baba Booey, Nerdist Chris Hardwick, and the Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait.

 Katee Sackhoff

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 [...]

 Dana Dearmond

One of our pals from way back, Dana Dearmond--aka "The Internet's Girlfriend"--is an adult film lady who also happens to be a HUGE gamer and comedy nerd. Not surprisingly we discuss games, comedy and [...]

 Brad Meltzer Returns

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 [...]

 The National

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 [...]

 Billy Eichner

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 [...]

 Tim Minchin

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 hisbrilliant [...]

 Black Dynamite panel!

DYN-O-MITE! DYN-O-MITE! Our second live show at NerdMelt was epic explosion of all things awesome as we welcomed the director and cast of Black Dynamite to celebrate the release of the 1st issue of [...]

 Seth Rogen Returns

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 [...]

 Dr. Demento

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 [...]

 Martin Short

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 [...]

 Benedict Cumberbatch

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 [...]

 Corey Taylor

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 [...]

 SF Sketchfest 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!

 Donald Glover

Donald Glover is on "Community" but has so many talents that someday we'll all just be tiny moons orbiting his mega-stardom. Chris fails with his #Hardwick4Hulk campaign and Jonah & Matt write a "Back [...]

 Josh McDermitt

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. [...]

 Jim Jefferies #3

Jim Jefferies returns to the Nerdist for a third time! He and Chris talk about his new show The Jim Jefferies Show, comparing the 90's to other decades and how he got Brad Pitt to be a weatherman on [...]

 Scott Adsit

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

 Dominic Monaghan

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!

 Shadi Petosky

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.

 Craig Ferguson Returns

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 [...]

 Jon Taffer

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 [...]

 Brett Gelman

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 [...]

 Robert Kirkman #4

Robert Kirkman returns to the podcast for a fourth time! He chats with Chris and Jonah about their favorite fast food, they ask Jonah about Hawaii and they talk about how they handle their busy [...]

 Michelle Monaghan

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!

 Number 21: iPhone Announcements from [...]

BONUS EPISODE!

 Chris Elliott

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 [...]

 Tim and Eric

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 [...]

 Keanu Reeves

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 [...]

 Adam Buxton

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 [...]

 Nick Frost

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. [...]

 Ralph Garman

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!

 Chris Kluwe Returns

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 [...]

 Daniel Radcliffe

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!

 Wayne Federman

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!

 Willem Dafoe

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 [...]

 Damon Lindelof

Damon Lindelof joins the Nerdists to discuss executive producing "Lost", writing "Star Trek", and cracking The Rudy Huxtable Conspiracy.

 Ted Melfi

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 [...]

 Bobcat Goldthwait Returns

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 [...]

 Kelly Carlin

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 [...]

 Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham

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 [...]

 Vince Gilligan

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 [...]

 Felicia Day

Felicia Day! How could the Nerdist Podcast series ever be complete without her? Well, it can't! But now that's no longer a concern because here she is. Sure "Buffy" and "Dr. Horrible" made her a Nerd [...]

 Crispin Glover

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 [...]

 Robin Lord Taylor

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 [...]

 Bruce Campbell

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 [...]

 Julie Benz

Julie Benz was an absolute joy! On this episode she talks Buffy, Dexter, traveling and puppies--AN WE ENJOYED EVERY SECOND OF IT!

 Scott Sigler

Scott Sigler is the NY Times Bestselling author of Contagious, Infected and the latest smash hit Ancestor. He has also been giving audiobook versions of his work in the form of a FREE PODCAST (that [...]

 21 Chris Hardwick,Charlyne Yi,Seth [...]

I know a lot of you have been complaining about the fast paced comedic nature of the show, so we thought we'd bring in Nathan Brantley from Morning Becomes Eclectic to slow the pace down a bit. It's [...]

 27 Chris Hardwick,Matt Mira,Chris Cox

If you're going to get nerdy about sports, you must invite the boys of Nerdist! Matt Mira and Chris Hardwick step away from their Doctor Who dvds and Wired magazines to bring their unique perspective [...]

 Jason Lee and Sam Trammell

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 [...]

 Simon Helberg

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 [...]

 Ben Folds #3

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 [...]

 John Cleese

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 [...]

 David Cross

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 [...]

 Veronica Belmont

Recorded live at the California Academy of Sciences for SF Sketchfest! This was done in the African Hall amidst a collection of animal exhibits, but we on the Nerdist podcast managed to capture the [...]

 Joel McHale

Joel McHale dressed his son like a light switch, Chris sings Doggie Michael Bolton, Jonah had a Seacrest sighting and Matt likes the Dave Matthews Band.

 Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton

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 [...]

 Will Forte Returns

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. [...]

 Domhnall Gleeson

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 [...]

 David Duchovny

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 [...]

 Adam Carolla #5

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 [...]

 Timothy Simons

 Stephen Moyer

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. [...]

 Will Arnett

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 [...]

 Danny McBride and Jody Hill

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!

 Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman chats with the nerds about American Gods, describes scenes that were cut from his Doctor Who ep ("The Doctor's Wife") and doles out PHENOMENAL advice for aspiring writers. Also, an intense [...]

 Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira and Jonah Ray [...]

A special ep from The Plaza Hotel with Nerdist hosts Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira in honor of Matt's Vegas wedding weekend.

 Summer Ash

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 [...]

 Lindi Ortega

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!

 Demetri Martin

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!

 Will Forte

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!

 Ron Howard and Brian Grazer

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 [...]

 Todd Barry

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!

 930 Club: Live in DC!

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 [...]

 Greg Proops #4

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 [...]

 Rob Zombie #3

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 [...]

 Kevin Bacon

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 [...]

 David Cross

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. [...]

 Judd Apatow Returns

Judd Apatow returns to the podcast! He chats with Chris and Jonah about his friendship with the late Garry Shandling, going through Garry's career and notes to make The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling [...]

 St. Vincent

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!

 CM Punk

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 [...]

 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Returns

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 [...]

 Brian Grazer

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 [...]

 Dana Carvey

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 [...]

 John K.

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 [...]

 Aziz Ansari

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!

 Tina Fey

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 [...]

 Neil Patrick Harris

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 [...]

 Gillian Anderson

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 [...]

 J.J. Abrams and Dan Trachtenberg

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 [...]

 John Boyega

John Boyega (Star Wars, Attack the Block) chats with Chris about all Chris' Star Wars memorabilia, how he got into acting and going to theater school as a kid. John also talks about how he approaches [...]

 Harry Shearer

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!

 Guy Branum

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 [...]

 Charlie Hunnam

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!

 Amber Benson

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!

 Allison Janney

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 [...]

 David Spade

David Spade (SNL, Spin City, 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 [...]

 T.J. Miller #3

T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Cashing in with T.J. Miller podcast) chats with Chris about how he deals with anxiety, the ways they both cope with being so busy and why he is choosing to [...]

 Mira Sorvino

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 [...]

 Penn & Teller

Okay! It's really a solo Penn Jillette show. But I knew Teller wouldn't talk anyway so I just listed it as "Penn & Teller". Thought that would be clever and amusing. As I'm typing it, I can see now [...]

 Cold War Kids

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 [...]

 Jaimie Alexander (TWCH)

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

 Brie Larson

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!

 Fitz and the Tantrums

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 [...]

 Sir Patrick Stewart Returns

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 [...]

 Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

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 [...]

 She & Him

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 [...]

 Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, As Good As It Gets) talks to Chris about his days on Talk Soup, how Greg went from cable to movies and spending his high school years abroad on a military base. [...]

 Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Wolf of Wall Street) and Chris talk about why Jon chose to take the part on The Walking Dead, how Rick's character has changed from season 1 and how he relates sports [...]

 Cobra Kai

Ralph Macchio and Billy Zabka (The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai) talk to Chris about how much of an impact Karate Kid had on Chris and others when they first saw it, how their characters have changed now on [...]

 Randy Pitchford

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 [...]

 GT: Chris Hardwick

The Nerdist, Chris Hardwick, welcomes Tracey & Paul to the podcast world and offers a few tips to ensure success. They also discuss Chris' recovery journey, his love of zombies & horror movies, [...]

 Adam Rogers

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 [...]

 Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

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 [...]

 Neko Case Returns

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 [...]

 Brandon Routh

Brandon Routh (Legends of Tomorrow, Superman Returns) talks to Chris about clean coffee, Chris' inability to have caffeine and how changing your diet can change your life. Brandon also talks about [...]

 Dana Gould and Janet Varney

Dana Gould and Janet Varney chat with Chris about how dolphins and whales would talk to each other, getting trick or treaters on Halloween and how Janet is a good singer but never sings. They also [...]

 Rose McGowan

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 [...]

 Chris Pratt and Colin Trevorrow

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, [...]

 Adam West

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 [...]

 Spike Feresten

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 [...]

 Grant Morrison

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 [...]

 Tom Hiddleston

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!

 Maria Bamford #3

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 [...]

 Overtime - Episode #340 (Originally [...]

Overtime - Episode #340 (Originally Aired 1/23/2015)

 Chvrches and Matt Berninger of The [...]

Lauren Mayberry and Martin Doherty of Chvrches and Matt Berninger of The National chat with Chris and Jonah about being on tour, different music they personally enjoy and how bands evolve over the [...]

 Kevin Pollak Returns

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 [...]

 Adam F. Goldberg

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 [...]

 Extended Classic: Time Lords: The [...]

Travel back in time to Season 2 as Neil Tyson and Chris Hardwick take a mind-bending journey into the science of time, from relativity and leap seconds, to neutrinos and time-telling oysters. Now with [...]

 Ron Perlman #3

Ron Perlman returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris talk about nicknames, the movie he worked on with Brando and knowing people who are close to death. Ron then tells the story of being roasted [...]

 Eric Bana

Eric Bana (Munich, Troy, Chopper) talks with Chris about how he started his career in comedy, how he broke into the drama and action movie world and how actors can get stereotyped into one role. They [...]

 Ari Shaffir

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. [...]

 Billy West #3

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 [...]

 Clark Gregg Returns

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 [...]

 Lauren Lapkus

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 [...]

 Rachel Bloom

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

 The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer

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 [...]

 Alton Brown

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!

 Chvrches

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. [...]

 Ron Perlman Returns

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 [...]

 William Fichtner

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!

 Scott Sigler

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?!

 Catherine O'Hara

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

 Anthony Bourdain

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 [...]

 Ed Helms #3

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 [...]

 Cress Williams

Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Grey's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights) talks to Chris and Jonah about growing up in Orange County, deciding to get in better physical shape and how he got the role of [...]

 The Amazing Randi

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 [...]

 Thomas Middleditch

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 [...]

 Episode #340 (Originally Aired [...]

Bill's guests Chris Hardwick, Salman Rushdie, Carly Fiorina, Paul Begala and Jay Leno.

 Chuck Lorre and Mayim Bialik

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 [...]

 Andy Samberg #3

Andy Samberg returns to the Nerdist Podcast for the third time! He and Chris talk about all the toys Chris has in the studio, movies they have seen recently and how Andy really wants to be in a [...]

 Scott Ian Returns

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 [...]

 Work It Out

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

 Michael Shannon

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 [...]

 Geekdad

Happy Father's Day! In celebration, here is a bonus ep for geeky dads and lovers of geeky dads alike! WIRED's Geekdad, Ken Denmead, drops by to chat about being geeky with your kids in celebration of [...]

 Danny Pudi

'Community''s Abed, Danny Pudi, stops by the ol' podcast on our quest to collect the entire cast in mint condition! Also, he's hilarious and awesometastic. PLUS! Bollywood explained! Human blood [...]

 Scott Weinger

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 [...]

 Orange Is The New Black

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

 Joe Manganiello #3

Joe Manganiello returns to the podcast for a third time! He and Chris talk about Joe's love of D&D, collecting old toys and how much they love Magnum, P.I. They also talk about more of their [...]

 Darren Bousman

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 [...]

 Billy Crystal and Josh Gad

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 [...]

 David Wain

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 [...]

 Peter Serafinowicz

Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead, Look Around You) talks to Chris about doing the voice of Darth Maul, they do their best Batman impressions and they talk about what movies and shows have made [...]

 Episode 3: Steve Jobs Toilet

In this episode Natasha and Duncan discuss pussy-nerds, laser toilets and get into a dumb fight about racism. Chris Hardwick helps shed light on the new ipad controversy by helping us answer the [...]

 Jon Cryer

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 [...]

 Mike Judge

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 [...]

 Violent Femmes

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 [...]

 Matt Braunger Returns

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 [...]

 Jane Lynch

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

 Kristin Bauer van Straten

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!

 Thomas Tull

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, [...]

 Rich Moore

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!

 Drew Carey

Drew Carey exists in Second Life, Chris uses a robot toilet, Jonah demands the whole show be in 8-bit and Matt likes the Dave Matthews Band.

 Dexter Holland

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 [...]

 Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick drops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about rabbit holes, how much it must stink in space and space Febreeze, trying desperately to fit in as a young person, control [...]

 Melissa Rauch

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 [...]

 Live from Houston!

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!

 Tom Bergeron

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 [...]

 Matthew Weiner

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 [...]

 Sasha Grey

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!

 Will Sasso

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 [...]

 Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Harry Potter) and Chris talk about doing press tours around the world, talking about the process of acting and the insecurities of being an actor. Robert then talks about [...]

 Brian Posehn

Brian Posehn's infant son wiped out all of Springfield (schwaaa?). Chris, Jonah & Matt worshipped the glory that is Brian's nerdtastic man room.

 Sarah Colonna

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. [...]

 Duffer Brothers

Matt and Ross Duffer (Stranger Things) talk to Chris about how marketing for season 1 has changed for season 2, not knowing if Stranger Things would be a hit and the making of Wayward Pines. They also [...]

 Warren Ellis

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!

 Sklar Brothers

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 [...]

 Sharlto Copley

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 [...]

 Joe Kenda Returns

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

 Pat Healy and Sara Paxton

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 [...]

 Laina Morris

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!

 Stephen Merchant

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.

 Ben Gibbard

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 [...]

 Richard Madden

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 [...]

 Rick Moranis

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 [...]

 Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart and his son Daniel join Chris to talk about being serious on the set of ST:TNG, almost passing up Xmen, Ricky Gervais, and meeting the queen of England. Deep down Chris really [...]

 Andy Samberg

Cross-platform alert! I wrote the cover story for the May issue of WIRED which is an interview with Samberg about the evolution of comedy in the Digital Age. While the magazine just plucked a snippet [...]

 Paul Dini

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 [...]

 Walton Goggins

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!

 David Tennant

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 [...]

 Dirk Ahlborn and Bibop Gresta

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 [...]

 David Goyer

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 [...]

 Max Brooks

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 [...]

 Brent Spiner

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 [...]

 They Might Be Giants

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.

 Jack Antonoff

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 [...]

 Riki Lindhome

Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates, Another Period) talks with Chris about when she and Kate were on the podcast, how Garfunkel and Oates found fame with YouTube and how she and Kate have changed [...]

 Gillian Jacobs Returns

Gillian Jacobs returns to the podcast! She and Chris about their love of old houses, the roller coaster ride of Community and all the documentaries she wants to make. Gillian also talks about her [...]

 Thomas Jane

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 [...]

 Divine Fits

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, [...]

 Ingrid Michaelson

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 [...]

 The Marriage Refs

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 [...]

 Jack O'Connell

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 [...]

 Alexis Ohanian

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 [...]

 Christopher Lloyd

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 [...]

 Dave Holmes

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 [...]

 Reggie Watts

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 [...]

 Cake

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 [...]

 OZZY

What else can I say here? It's OZZY. And he is AWESOME.

 Pete Holmes Returns

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 [...]

 Will Ferrell Returns

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

 Brian Regan Returns

Brian Regan returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris talk about doing a first stand up show after a break, telling strangers you are a comedian and doing the same jokes too many times. They also [...]

 Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman

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 [...]

 Clive Barker

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 [...]

 Iron Horse

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 [...]

 Joe Perry

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 [...]

 Live at SF Sketchfest 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 [...]

 Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan sits down with Chris to talk about growing up in the Irish countryside, how pudding differs in Ireland and her role in the upcoming movie How I Live Now!

 Tom Lennon Returns

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 [...]

 Leland Melvin

Astronaut Leland Melvin talks with Chris about when he knew he wanted to work in science, how he almost played in the NFL and moving back home before his father died. Leland also talks about he became [...]

 Instagramming Matt

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!

 Oliver Stone

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 [...]

 Jonah Ray Donovan

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!

 Jim Norton Returns

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 [...]

 Fred Savage

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 [...]

 TWCH Silicon Valley

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 [...]

 Steve Carell

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!

 Russell Brand

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

 Brad Neely

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!

 88 Chris Hardwick, Matt Braunger

Get your Hollywood insider information this week on Comedy Bang Bang! Matt Braunger and Chris Hardwick take time away from creating their new T.V. pilots to stop by the Earwolf studios. They talk [...]

 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones, Oblivion)

 James Corden

James Corden joins Chris on AMC's Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about The Late Late Show and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on [...]

 Paul Reiser

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

 David Schwimmer

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 [...]

 Allison Williams

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 [...]

 George RR Martin

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...!?

 PMC 05: Chris Hardwick

Cole, Vanessa and our favorite Nerdist Chris Hardwick ("Web Soup," "Singled Out") talk Tron, the iPad, remaking Fletch, the Disney Vault, getting naked for Steven Seagal, Lode Runner, Hufflepuff, [...]

 John Cusack

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 [...]

 Rob Lowe

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 [...]

 Kirsten Dunst

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 [...]

 Judd Apatow Returns

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 [...]

 Eric Stonestreet

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!

 Loveline - Chris Hardwick - Loveline [...]

Loveline on December 28th, 2014... Guest: Chris Hardwick.

 Michael McKean

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 [...]

 Kumail Nanjiani Returns

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 [...]

 102 – Chris Hardwick(Explicit Episode) [...]

Join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting! Visit www.RobPaulsenLive.com for more information!

 Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones (director, Moon, Warcraft) chats with Chris about how the physical world of Warcraft came alive, what he learned by going to film school and the time he did a commercial for the [...]

 Connie Britton

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

 Whitney Cummings

Whitney Cummings chats with Chris about how they both come up with jokes, how Whitney organized her home and how Marilyn Monroe compares to celebrities today. Whitney also asks Chris about married [...]

 Dance of the Jedi

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!

 Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu (comedian, The Problem with Apu) chats with Chris and Jonah about the importance of diversity in entertainment, how stereotypical characters impact viewers lives and what it was like [...]

 John August

John August (writer, screenwriter) talks to Chris about his movie Go, how they met back in the day and how he develops characters. He also talks about the process of writing a movie and getting it [...]

 John Cena

John Cena (wrestler, actor) chats with Chris and Jonah about the world of wrestling, how John got into wrestling and his love of comedy and stand up. John also talks about how he interacts with the [...]

 Episode 006 - Aloha Slater with Chris [...]

Chris Hardwick (@nerdist, The Talking Dead, Nerdist Industries) and I watch the one where Zack convinces everyone that Slater is dying so that he will move to Hawaii and leave him to rule the school [...]

 Silversun Pickups

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 [...]

 Michael Fassbender and Danny McBride

Michael Fassbender (X-Men, Inglorious Basterds) and Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down, Pineapple Express) talk with Chris about doing jokes on set, adding improv into scenes and how they got into [...]

 Maz Jobrani

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

 Camilla Luddington

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!

 Wayne Knight

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 [...]

 Elijah Wood

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 [...]

 Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham (Girls, Tiny Furniture) talks with Chris about people raising squirrels, her grandmother dying when she was young and her obsession with Singled Out. They also talk about sobriety, [...]

 Topher Grace

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!

 Ezra Koenig

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 [...]

 Joe Lynch

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 [...]

 Jon Ronson

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 [...]

 Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett

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 [...]

 TWCH Michelle Monaghan

Michelle Monaghan joins Chris on AMC's Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about the new season of The Path and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights [...]

 Shaquille O'Neal and Chris Hardwick talk [...]

Shaquille O'Neal gets to talk podcasting and the world of pop culture with Chris Hardwick from NBC's "The Wall" and AMC's "Talking Dead." Plus we get the Diesel's take on the NBA off season, we get [...]

 Tatiana Maslany (TWCH)

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

 B.J. Novak

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!

 Emma Caulfield

The lovely and hilarious Emma Caulfield joins us to chat about transitioning out of "Buffy" and into the business of building her career as a producer and actress with "Bandwagon" and other cool [...]

 Kristen Schaal

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 [...]

 Shane West

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 [...]

 Nick Hornby

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 [...]

 Doug Jones

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!

 Connie Britton Returns

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 [...]

 Adam Carolla Show: Chris Hardwick

Adam thanks the Cleveland and Chicago fans for coming out and sticking around after his shows this weekend. He also rants about deep-dish pizzas and slow cab drivers. Alison then tells a story from [...]

 Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore chats with Chris about An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, why he felt it was important to make a sequel to his first film and their mutual love of Tennessee. They [...]

 Nick Swardson

Nick Swardson (comedian, Grandma's Boy, Reno 911) talks to Chris about how he got into comedy when he was young, where Gay Robot came from and how he got involved with Adam Sandler. They also talk [...]

 Dominic Monaghan (TWCH)

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

 WIRED's Chris Anderson

WIRED's head nerd Chris Anderson! He also wrote the wonderful books "The Long Tail" and "Free: The Future of a Radical Price". Mr. Anderson--as the Matrix would have to refer to him--is a super-smart, [...]

 Shirley Manson

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 [...]

 Andrea Savage

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 [...]

 Felicia Day Returns

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 [...]

 Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson talks about performing at the Comedy Store in the early 80s, creating his gorgeous pop art and the audition process for "Back to the Future." Tom is such a terrific guy and we absolutely [...]

 Paul Rudd

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 [...]

 Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer

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 [...]

 Grant Gustin

Grant Gustin (The Flash) chats with Chris about his busy schedule with the show, creating worlds in movies and TV shows and how Dick Van Dyke inspired him to be an actor. Grant also talks about how he [...]

 Gerard Way

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!

 Alex Winter Returns

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 [...]

 Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride) talks to Chris and Matt about working with so many comedy legends, his time writing on The Smother Brothers and he tells [...]

 Doree Shafrir

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 [...]

 Andrea Savage #3

Andrea Savage returns to the podcast for a third time! Andrea talks about how she hates baby and wedding showers, how they both can’t seem to remember anything anymore and we learn that Chris [...]

 William Katt

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 [...]

 Band of Horses

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!

 Diablo Cody

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 [...]

 Wil Wheaton Returns Again

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 [...]

 Jonathan Kite

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 [...]

 Sam Rockwell

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 [...]

 Taran Killam Returns

Taran Killam (SNL) returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris come up with a reboot with Red Asphalt, they talk about their love of Disneyland and they compare which Hogwarts houses they are in. [...]

 Jordan Vogt-Roberts

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 [...]

 Timothy Olyphant

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!

 Donkey Sauce

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!

 Eric McCormack

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!

 Tigers & Traffic

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 [...]

 Bruce Campbell Returns

Bruce Campbell returns to the Nerdist podcast! He, Chris and Jonah talk about the recent fires, joke about their friend Jenkins and Bruce's dream to own land in every state. Bruce also shares his [...]

 The Hostful After

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!

 Episode 061 - The Nerdist's Chris [...]

The head of Nerdist industries himself, comedian/podcaster/actor/musician/host Chris Hardwick (twitter.com/nerdist) is this week's guest, joining Matt, Andy and the returning Brooks Wheelan to [...]

 Richard Lewis

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 [...]

 Ep. 111 - Comic Con and The Internet: [...]

Electra Woman here, along with my new sidekick, "Dick Guy!" (aka Jack), to talk all things Comic Con! We review personal ads from the convention last year and get insider tips from Nerdists' Chris [...]

 Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel (comedian, Deal or No Deal, America's Got Talent) talks to Chris about getting the role on St. Elsewhere, the theories that stemmed from the St. Elsewhere finale and how he got his start [...]

 Neeemooo!!!

Chris has baseball questions, Jonah rocked Portland and Matt STILL loves the Dave Matthews Band.

 Aidy Bryant

Aidy Bryant (SNL, The Big Sick) chats with Chris about moving from Chicago to NY, the debate on the best pizza and what her SNL audition was like. She also talks about what it was like to go from [...]

 Connie Britton

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 [...]

 Andy Samberg Returns

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, [...]

 Gale Anne Hurd

Gale Anne Hurd (producer, The Terminator, The Walking Dead) talks to Chris about getting her start as a producer in the 70s, working for Roger Corman and what exactly a producer does. They then [...]

 Bryan Cranston Returns

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

 David Tennant Returns

David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones) talks with Chris and Jonah about the perils of social media, how playing Doctor Who has shaped his career and how fans react to new Doctors. David also talks [...]

 Ron Perlman #4

Ron Perlman returns to the podcast for a fourth time! He and Chris talk about living in a 24 hour news cycle, they come up with ideas for a podcast for Ron and how much Ron loves napping in his [...]

 Brian Henson

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!

 Samantha Bee

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 [...]

 Andy Serkis

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 [...]

 Eliza Dushku/Tahmoh Penikett

This sorta kinda Dollhouse panel with Eliza and Tahmoh was recorded at the nerdtastical C2E2 in Chicago. They're both so friggin cool that I wanted to spend the entire panel just hugging both of them, [...]

 Jordan Peele #2

Jordan Peele joins Chris on AMC's Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Get Out and more! Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or [...]

 Gary Cole

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 [...]

 Large Puppy

Burrito tweet-ups! Boston! Doctor Who in NY! Inversion tables! Spanish Zombie Movies! This hostful ep covers much!

 Puttin' On The Ritz

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 [...]

 Neil Finn

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 [...]

 Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther) chats with Chris about getting the role of Michonne on The Walking Dead, being a playwright and how she got into writing. She also talks about how she [...]

 Robert Rodriguez

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 [...]

 Steve Aoki

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, [...]

 Alie Ward

Alie Ward (Ologies podcast, Innovation Nation) chats with Chris about their love of taxidermy, how they are both fascinated with bugs and they talk about being workaholics. Chris also talks about his [...]

 Ep. 26 - Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick finally joins me on the podcast to, ONCE AND FOR ALL, end the age-old debate: Is the bread bowl the greatest invention of all time? (The answer may surprise you.)

 Colin Hanks Returns

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 [...]

 Chris Hadfield

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 [...]

 Neil deGrasse Tyson #4

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 [...]

 Michael Cudlitz

Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead, Southland) talks to Chris about being married for over 30 years, raising kids and how he got into acting. He also talks about working on 90210, his time on Southland [...]

 Jodie Foster

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 [...]

 Colin Farrell

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 [...]

 The Bicycle Thief

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 [...]

 Rick Astley

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 [...]

 Colin Hanks #3

Colin Hanks returns to the podcast! He brings one of his Hanks Kerchiefs for Chris, they talk about the world of collecting and his endless love of music. They also talk about keeping their creativity [...]

 Dave Gahan

Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) talks to Chris and April Richardson about doing early morning radio, when he knew he wanted to be a musician and growing up in England. He also talks about meeting his [...]

 Neil deGrasse Tyson (TWCH)

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

 Airport Intro

Everyone recaps their Comic-Con weekend, Jonah admits to sneaking into some parties and Chris and Jonah discuss Matt's charmed life!

 Josh Brolin

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 [...]

 Deon Cole

Deon Cole (Blackish, Conan, comedian) talks to Chris about how he got into stand up, how they come up with joke ideas and how comedy has changed over the years. They also talk about the current trend [...]

 K&B Podcast: Monday February 12th with [...]

Open. What's Happening? Harvey Levin. Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Jack White. Great News. Chris Hardwick. What's Happening? Black Panther Screening Tickets. Rudy's Valentime's Day Tips. What's [...]

 Muscles Ripley

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 [...]

 Vajonah

DAMMIT if we aren't determined to make a nickname for Jonah stick!!! PLUS, a user-submitted "Fats of Pie" theme song!

 Sorry Matt!

Chris is buzzing on a sleepless caffeine storm, and Matt is not entirely emotionally prepared for today's harassment from his sister-wife Jonah.

 Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is a literary ninja. He has written several books & comics (Buffy, Justice League, Green Arrow) and hosts "Decoded" on the History Channel. This is a great episode to listen to if you [...]

 Lunch & Fighting

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!

 Two Weeks

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!

 ep 72: Chris Hardwick part two

On part two of this week's Unqualified, Anna and Sim take some calls with Chris Hardwick (@Midnight, Nerdist)! First, the team calls Rebecca, who has recently become a nanny and is now being blamed by [...]

 Jim Gaffigan #4

Jim Gaffigan returns to the podcast for a fourth time! He and Chris talk about their favorite venues to do comedy in, how Jim unintentionally pissed off the craft beer enthusiasts and how angry people [...]

 David J. Peterson

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 [...]

 ep 71: Chris Hardwick part one

"PODSWAP! On part one of this week's Unqualified, Anna and Sim hang out with the podcast king himself, Chris Hardwick (@Midnight, Nerdist)! They talk about navigating Potterworld, running into [...]

 Gary Oldman

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 [...]

 Anna Kendrick Returns

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 [...]

 Max Brooks Returns

Max Brooks returns to the Nerdist podcast! They talk about how Max's dad likes to exchange dirty jokes with his Max's son, listening to manual audio books and Chris teaches him how to use Twitter. [...]

 Louie Anderson and Sharon Hills

Louie Anderson returns to the podcast and is joined by both Chris and his mom Sharon! They talk about Louie's relationship with his late mother, Sharon talks about the struggles of being a mom and [...]

 Cave Bear

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 [...]

 Alfred Molina

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 [...]

 Jenna-Louise Coleman

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!

 The Hives

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 [...]

 Overruled! (I'll Allow It)

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, [...]

 Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele (Key and Peele, Keanu) talks with Chris about their mutual love of old horror films, collecting pop culture memorabilia and where the idea for Get Out came from. He also talks about [...]

 Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas chats with Chris about their love of old houses, growing up in Spain and learning about Picasso for Genius: Picasso on National Geographic. They also talks about what being a genius [...]

 Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, Hunger Games) chats with Chris about castles and old buildings, the history of Los Angeles and how she gets into character for her roles. Natalie also talks about [...]

 Billy Crystal

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!

 Travel Lads

Treat your ears to some hostful goodness to start off the weekend! Jonah is bac