Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.

 

Nerdist Podcast: 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 and his newest special Old Yeller! Click on the banner to shop at Amazon.com and support the show!              … more

Music Geek Track Of The Day: ‘The Wild Life’ by Vacationer

When I first heard Trip and Everyone Knows back in 2011, I was expecting the band Vacationer to rise through the ranks as the boho Vampire Weekend. They were a… more

Music Geek Track Of The Day: ‘Gunshot’ by Lykke Li

A new Lykke Li song dropped yesterday! It’s called Gunshot, and it’s dark and wicked and soulful. It’s a new track from her upcoming album, Gunshot. It’s definitely more of… more

Nerdist Podcast: 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… more
 

Coachella Round Up: A Music Nerd’s Play-By-Play

We’re halfway through the Indio hiatus and I have kind of, sort of, maybe woken up from my weekend 1 Coma-’chella.  Last Thursday our very own nerds, Brian Walton,… more

Music Geek Track Of The Day: ‘You’ by Galantis

In honor of Coachella coming up this weekend, it seemed appropriate to post about one of the bands we’re most excited about seeing… a band that has yet to really… more

Music Geek Tracks Of The Day: ‘Pool’ and ‘Center’ by Quarterbacks

Disclaimer: Prepare to roll your eyes at the hipster-y post below. Just remember, it’s possible for them to get stuck that way, so I suggest keeping an open mind and… more
 

Music Geek Track Of The Day: ‘I Think I Like You’ by Siren

NEW BAND MONDAY! No, it’s not a typical Monday ritual here at Nerdist, but the new band Siren’s track, I Think I Like You, was too good to… more

Music Geek Track Of The Day: ‘Repeat Pleasure’ by How To Dress Well

How To Dress Well is slipping away from music to which you’d drift to sleep, exploring a new, slightly upbeat territory. Tom Krell, the artist behind the name, managed to… more

Music Geek Track Of The Day: ‘Someone’ by We Have Band

We have band! No, seriously We Have Band! The band, We Have Band, is what we have for you today! This single slipped right under our noses two months back… more
 

Music Geek Track Of The Day: ‘Money Won’t Pay’ By Bo En

Elevator music meets dance track meets ’80s sitcom intro meets Of Montreal meets bleep-bloops meets JAZZ HANDS… These are the things I gather from Bo En’s latest single, Money Wont… more

Music Geek Track Of The Day: ‘Stay With Me’ by Sam Smith

In honor of his upcoming SNL performance, I thought it was my duty to post this beautiful track Sam Smith dropped yesterday. He’s been called the Adele of 2014, and… more

Music Geek Track Of The Day: ‘Say You’ll Be There (Cover)’ by Mø

There is a gimmicky element musicians face when covering any ’90s girl-or-boy “band.” It can be seen as an attempt to go viral, which in any indie-rock case, goes against… more
 

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Daft Punk featuring Jay-Z’s “Computerized”

Rappers rap about a lot of things: boats, hos, shoes, money, etc. Jay-Z decided to get a little nerdy with our favorite super-human-robots, Daft Punk, and rap about… you guessed… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Liam Lynch’s ‘Cookies For Later’

I couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to release this song because, um, GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON!? In between directing movies, music videos, producing podcasts, and writing, Liam Lynch … more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: ‘Let It Go / Let Her Go’ (FROZEN Mashup)

Today is a day to warm hearts. This mashup was released earlier this week from veteran cover artist Sam Tsui, and it melted me like a snowman at the beach…. more
 

Let Your Nerd Imagination Run Wild With SPACETEAM

Back in August, Nerdist listed Spaceteam - an increasingly popular party app for iOS and Android from Sleeping Giant Games- as one of the top 10 gaming apps you should… more

Mike Phirman’s New Children’s Song Makes ‘Armpits’ More Fun!

One of our favorite musical comedians, Mike Phirman, who you may recognize from his collaboration with Chris Hardwick, Hard and Phirm, or as the one-man orchestra for The Nerdist on… more

Magical News: New Additions to Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World

Great Dumbledore’s Ghost! Either we’re all under the Imperious Curse and Universal is punking us hard, or we really are getting our very own Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World… more
 

You Get A Jake Bugg Ticket! And You Get A Jake Bugg Ticket! And… You Get The Idea

If you didn’t listen to me a year ago, I’m going to repeat myself: Jake Bugg is the man. Folk Rock in general seems to be making a well-deserved comeback…. more

Hear Arcade Fire’s Soundtrack To HER

Some (sort of) good news popped up on Wednesday morning: Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated score for his critically-acclaimed, buzzed-about, intellectually-stimulating, thought-provoking, feature film Her has become available(ish) to the public…. more

The Happiest News Of The Day: A Sing-Along Version of FROZEN to Hit Theaters

Dads everywhere shudder at the news of Frozen’s re-release on January 31st. Not only will theaters across America be blessed once more with this piece of icy-brilliance, but this time… more
 

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Chuck Inglish’s ‘Legs’

Normally we avoid posting anything directly from Pitchfork mainly because, we just don’t have to. However, this one was unavoidable, due to the fact that it will rock all of… more

Finding Gems in the Coachella Lineup: The Yearly Meltdown

Every year around this time indie kids have mini brain aneurysms over the Coachella lineup release. This year is no different. An emotional cornucopia of glee, disappointment, and the inevitable, “… more

The Most Awesome Songs of 2013

2013 was a difficult year to narrow down. It was the year of the “UGH,” as I like to call it.  With Macklemore and Robin Thicke ruling the charts, the… more