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


Nerdist Podcast: The Expressionless

It’s another spontaneous hostful! They talk about how lovely L.A. is when everyone is at Coachella, Matt and Jonah get into a bit that probably lasts too long, and they read a scary ghost story! Artwork by Fernando Pinto… more

Better Late Than Never: BLADE RUNNER

The Film: Blade Runner (1982) Age at Which Author Finally Saw It?: 26 How Could You Have Missed It?: When I was about 19 I actually did try to watch… more

Meet Europe’s Biggest Terrestrial Predator Ever

Paleontologists studying the remains of a 150 million year old dinosaur, Torvosaurus gurneyi, have identified it as Europe’s largest terrestrial predator ever. According to a paper by Christophe Hendrickx and… more

Nerdist Podcast: 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… more

Feathered Dinos, Ancient Salamanders, and Modern Looking Mammals Unearthed in Northeast China

In the latest Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, researchers announced that they have found a massively diverse set of fossils in a northeast region of China called Inner Mongolia. This group… more

2015 NASA Budget Sets Money Aside for Europa Mission Development

On Tuesday, the White House released its 2015 NASA budget request, an estimated (the exact number has not been broken out yet) $15 million of which is allocated to develop… more

Great Scott! HUVr Tech’s Viral Hover Board Video a Funny or Die Hoax

For those of you who’ve already invested millions in HUVrTech, the supposed inventor of the Back to the Future-like hover board, you might want to see if you can get… more

Inflatable Sky Cruiser Could Be The Next Explorer of Venus’ Atmosphere

Earth’s sister is totally hot. Sister planet, that is, and when we say “hot,” we’re talking about an average temperature of 864 degrees Fahrenheit. This, along with a crazy-thick atmosphere,… more

The Coolest Bigfoot Suit You’ve Ever Seen, JUST COS

Attention, Bigfoot believers! The latest installment of Just Cos is right up your alley. For this episode, we go inside Patrick Magee’s lab of awesomeness at Magee FX, where he… more

Real Life Astronauts Send Congrats to GRAVITY Team on 7 Oscars

Real life astronauts are just as pumped about Gravity’s 7 Oscars as we are. In a video released by NASA, currently Earth-based astronauts Mike Massimino and Cady Coleman, as well… more

Miracles of Weird: The Horror Frog

The horror frog might be the most bad ass amphibian in the game. Plenty animals are willing to go to great evolutionary lengths to defend themselves – poisonous secretions, butts… more

Watch the Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday Night on IFC

Don’t forget to tune into IFC Saturday night (3/1) at 10/9c for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted by the phenomenal Patton Oswalt. The Film Independent Spirit… more

NASA’s Kepler Telescope Finds a Massive Batch of Planets

It has been announced that NASA’s planet hunter, the Kepler telescope, has identified a whopping 715 new planets in The Milky Way. Many of these planets are similar to Earth… more

Iron Man Gets Real(er)

In discussing his new initiative to boost high-tech manufacturing here in the U.S., the president turned more than a couple heads on Tuesday when he half-joked that “basically I’m… more

Tokyo-Style Cat Cafes May Be Coming to L.A.

If you’re like nearly everybody in their mid-20s, you’d love to have a pet but you know that you lack both the time and, let’s be honest, the responsibility to… more

Super Ball Bot: NASA’s Terrestrial Explorer Design that was Sparked by a Baby Toy

It’s not often that a baby toy inspires the next concept for a space exploration robot, but that is just what happened with the Super Ball Bot design. It was… more

Moon Gets Pegged With a Meteor, Creates Brightest Lunar Impact Ever Observed

On September 11th of 2013, a meteor struck the moon’s surface and created the brightest lunar explosion ever recorded. Researchers have just released the video; Below is a looping video… more

Live From the Danger Zone: Nerdist Chats with Kenny Loggins On ARCHER Cameo

I spent this morning how I’d prefer to spend all my mornings: on the phone with Grammy award winning musician and gatekeeper to the Danger Zone, Kenny Loggins. Via FX’s… more

Twisted Fishing Line: The Cheap and Easy Artificial Muscle

For anyone who’s ever been fishing, twisted fishing line probably doesn’t sound like the answer to anything. But at the University of Texas at Dallas, researchers have found that a… more

Miracles of Weird: The Tenrec

For this week’s Miracle of Weird we’ll be covering not just a single species but rather an entire family of bizarre little critters called tenrecs, a group of mammals native… more

What Radiation Means for a Manned Mars Mission (Nothing Good)

Most of us associate radiation with that twang of anxiety you feel upon entering a CAT scan machine or having the X-ray operator drape the lead bib over you before… more

Google Fiber Wants to Expand Into 9 Lucky Metro Areas

Have you been patiently waiting for the super-fast cloud of gigabit internet to pass over your home city? Well, if you live in one of the 9 new metro areas… more

NASA’s Robonaut 2 Adds Basic Medicine to the Resume

It’s not often that you meet a medical doctor/aerospace technician, but that’s just what NASA hopes to make out of its ever versatile Robonaut 2 (R2). Already designed to… more

A New Plan For Asteroid Defense: Nukes

In the discussion as to how we can best protect ourselves from oncoming asteroids, scientists are taking a page from Michael Bay’s book, considering the feasibility of blowing one up… more

World Wide Free Internet May Be Closer Than You Think (Or Not…)

UPDATE: May the intrigued beware… Reddit users have pointed out that the mechanics of the Outernet’s donation system may be cause for concern. The connection between Outernet and the charity… more