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 and support the show!              … more

The Indoor Kids #60: Vegetarian Haggis

The Indoor Kids are coming to you at the end of their long journey to Scotland. Learn about the Mac and IPhone games Emily has been playing! Feast your eyes… more

Beta’d: Borderlands 2; Or The Best Birthday Ever

Usually my birthday, September 18th, connotes sadness. On that day in 1931, the Mukden Incident gave Japan the pretext to invande Manchuria; in 1970, Jimi Hendrix choked to death on… 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

The Legacy Music Hour #95: Title Screen Music 2

Title screen music is the focus of Episode 95, as it was on Episode 29.  But this time, Brent and Rob play a Populous composer guessing game and another game… more

On Patrol With “Cops: Skyrim”

It’s finally here. One of the biggest reactions to the Nerdist Channel’s video presentation at San Diego Comic-Con International this year was for a clip from Cops: Skyrim. Today, the… more

Pete Holmes vs. The Indoor Kids, Again

You’ve heard Pete Holmes on The Indoor Kids podcast, you’ve seen him on the video version, and now you get to see him on the couch again in Part 2… more

The Indoor Kids #59: Why We Play, with Pete Holmes!

This week, Kumail and Emily welcome our good friend Pete Holmes to talk about what we’re thinking and feeling when we sit down to play a shooter versus a puzzle… more

Pickstarter: Our Favorite Crowdfunded Projects 8/19

Welcome back to Pickstarter. This week Gail Simone unleashes insanity on some superheroes, Dick Miller gets the spotlight he’s always deserved, and a viking takes us back to our favorite… more

Beta’d: Gamescom Top 10 Round Up

This week, Gamescom 2012 was held in Cologne, Germany. Despite no appearance from Microsoft, the convention was filled to the krempe (that’s German for “brim”) with announcements and new… more

The Legacy Music Hour #94: Pirates

Arrgh, mateys!  Pirates be the topic of this week’s episode.  Captain Brent and Rob F. Beard set sea to focus on pirate themed games and pirate themed levels, and capture… more

Beta’d: “Darksiders II” Brings Death Back to Life

Beta’d breaks new ground this week by taking a break from our preview coverage to present our inaugural review of Vigil Games’ and THQ’s Darksiders II, the much-anticipated sequel to… more

The Indoor Kids #58: Everything with James Gunn (NSFW)

Today, Kumail and Emily welcome James Gunn, writer and director of movies like Super and Slither, and writer of the videogame Lollipop Chainsaw, to talk about… well, everything. We talk… more

Pickstarter: Our Favorite Crowdfunded Projects 8/12

This week in Pickstarter we’re taking a look at the projects of two recent podcast guests, a documentary about the man who brought us our favorite fowl while we were… more

The Legacy Music Hour #93: Toys

Brent and Rob put out some real positive energy in this episode of The Legacy Music Hour, which focuses on toys.  That is, music from video games based on toys… more

Watch Jonah and Matt Play Games with Wil Wheaton

Wanna watch Jonah Ray and Matt Mira play the game “Say Anything” with Wil Wheaton and screenwriter Josh A. Cagan? Since the answer is assuredly yes, enjoy this episode of… more

Comic Book Club: Adam P. Knave + Matthew Dow Smith + Will Hines

It’s a packed show with Adam P. Knave (Amelia Cole and the Unknown World), Matt Dow Smith (The October Girl), and comedian Will Hines (UCB)! Luckily, we all become friends… more

Thomas Jane’s Billion Dollar Babies

Though he’s starred in such memorable movies as The Mist, Deep Blue Sea, and The Punisher, Thomas Jane isn’t waiting around by the phone for the next big thing to… more

Say Hello to The Hylian with No Name!

That’s right, folks, The Game Station’s epic Legend of Zelda/spaghetti western mashup is here and we’ve never been happier to say hello to the Good, the Bad and the… more

“The Indoor Kids” on a Different Couch

The Indoor Kids went to San Diego Comic-Con International, and they brought back this episode for you, shot at the YouTube Lounge aside the west gate at Petco Park. Emily… more

Insert Coin to Start with “Wreck-It Ralph” Director Rich Moore

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph looks like it was tailor-made for us: it’s about video game characters (and features cameos from fan-favorites like Bowser, Zangief and Dr. Robotnik), stars comedic talents like… more

The Indoor Kids #57: The Indoor Kids Level With You, w/ Jordan Morris

Remember back when every video game had an ice level, a fire level, and an underwater level, regardless of whether it fit into the plot? We do, and we invite… more

Beta’d: Transformers – The Fall of Cybertron

Transformers may be one of the greatest franchises of all time, but it has a knack for coming up short as far as movies and games are concerned. For some… more

The Legacy Music Hour #92: Punching and Kicking 2

The Double Dragon Boyz return to the topic of Beat ‘Em Up Games (which includes Hack and Slash Games). They discuss what it means to be a beat ‘em up… more

The Indoor Kids #56: Undying Zombie Consoles with Stephen Johnson

This week, joining Kumail and Emily to talk about this freakishly long console life cycle is Stephen Johnson of! We’ll discuss what long console cycles mean for the… more