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


Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!… more

Nerdist Podcast #151: 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… more

Nerdist Podcast #150: Marvin E. Quasniki

It’s a 2/3 hostful episode as Jonah fights the plague in a quarantined facility. Or it’s just a bad cold. What do I need to do, get details for… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more

Nerdist Podcast #149: 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… more



Nerdist Podcast #148: 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… more

Tennant Quemments

It’s me! Chris Hardwick! I’m currently in London on the ever-beloved David Tennant Interview Eve. Tomorrow we’ll be chatting it up but I know that so many of you who… more

Nerdist Podcast #147: 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 reveals… more

Black Friday Prank

This was made by my pal Greg Benson (@mediocrefilms). It am funny. via Wil Wheaton… more

Nerdist Podcast #146: 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… more

Nerdist Podcast Theme on Two Guitars

Yes! Our podcast theme–aka Anamanaguchi’s bouncy song “Jetpack Blues, Sunset Hues” (available on iTunes)–has now been unplugged by guitar sorcerer Matthew Lister! On behalf of the Nerdist cluster I… more

Nerdist Podcast #145: 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… more

Nerdist Podcast #144: 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… more

Nerdist Podcast #143: 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!… more

Nerdist Podcast #142: The Peter Problem

New Nerdist Podcast Live dates announced! Plus, Matt collects WAY too many left-handed guitars. AND a FASCINATING deep-dive into the inner workings of Wikipedia with Nerdist Podcast listener and volunteer… more

Nerdist Podcast #141: 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 “… more

Nerdist Podcast #140: DANA GOULD

Comedian Dana Gould joins the lads to discuss Planet of the Apes, caring for Vampira, writing stand-up and producing The Simpsons. Also, what to do with a bag of pee!… more

Happy Veterans Day

This is a picture of my grandfather with my great, great grandfather from around 1942. My grandfather, Jim Facente, was a 1st generation Italian-American who served as a Naval medic… more

Nerdist Podcast #139: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Matt and I ventured to New York to chat up one of our favorite people, Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is always the smartest person in the room. Any room. Dr…. more

Nerdist Podcast #138: Fire Pit

Chris apologizes profusely and gives more information about the rescheduled shows in DC & Northampton, Jonah thinks Matt blew him off for a party and Matt makes a disturbing proposition…. more

Accidentally Sexy “Nerdist Way” Ad

This is the actual ad for my book on Facebook. I wonder if I’m going to pull in a new demographic? Look, NO ONE expects them to be… more

I Met Air Supply!!!

I’m on Late Night w/ Fallon tonight along w/ Kirsten Dunst and AIR SUPPLY! I love those guys. Unironically. This is my front facing camera from Jimmy’s couch while A…. more

Flash Freezing the iPhone 4

My good pal and former Attack of the Show gadget producer Bruce Greene does a show at Machinima called Wrecknology, on which they review stuff and then destroy it. In… more

Nerdist Podcast #137: 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… more