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

Genius: GZA Does “StarTalk”

This week on the Nerdist Channel’s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the topic is the intersection of science, hip-hop, and the urban life, and the guest is The Genius himself,… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Fresh Eyes”

[youtube] By all accounts, I am not a morning person. According to my friends from high school,… 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

Nerdist Podcast: 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 Paul Williams Still Alive!… more

Jonah Raydio #8: Out Of Stepisode

The legendary Todd Congelliere (F.Y.P/Toys That Kill/Underground Railroad To Candyland/Stoned At Heart/founder of Recess Records) joins Jonah Raydio to talk about being a professional… more

On Making “Pan’s Labyrinth” Into A Stage Musical

Pan’s Labyrinth, the stage musical. I’ll let you roll that around in your head for a few minutes. And now, I’ll throw in some more to consider: Paul Williams –… more

The Legacy Music Hour Episode #110: Free Play 11

It’s another free play situation on The Legacy Music Hour!  NOTE: If you want to participate in the “poll” situation, just email [email protected] with “Episode 110 Poll” in… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Furr”

This year, my Thanksgiving looked like it came straight out of someone’s Pinterest board. From new and improved ways to reuse Mason jars to 12 different stuffing recipes, down to… more

Internet on Random: Skipping Stones with TMNT’s Master Splinter

Remember when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles formed a band and went on a tour presented by Pizza Hut? Stop lying, yes, you do. The hair band vibe of the “… more

Jonah Raydio #7: Episode About Fking

It’s another episode of Jonah Raydio. Hanging out this week with the guys is the drummer for Motion City Soundtrack, Tony Thaxton. We talk about covers, bad bands with good… more

The Legacy Music Hour #109: Rock Music 2

Rock music is the theme of Episode 109.  Distorted guitars, heavy drums beats, solos -you know, that kind of stuff.  Brent also talks about marching band for a little bit… more

The Joy of Animated Velcro

Proving you can animate pretty much anything, here’s a music video largely consisting of stop-motion animation of colored Velcro dots. The video, made by artist/director Mike Cantor and singer/… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Always”

“The meal is not over when I am full; the meal is over when I hate myself.” – Louis C.K. Hey nerds. I am so full right now that… more

Nerdist Podcast: 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… more

All the “Hobbit” Trailer Footage In One Convenient Video

You know what the problem is? Too many trailers and TV spots for The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey. Here’s a fan-edited video by YouTube user joatmonjb that edits footage from… more

Jonah Raydio #6: EP

Jonah Raydio is visited by actor/comedian/punk rocker John Ross Bowie. John was the bass player in pop punk band Egghead and is Barry Kripke in The Big Bang… more

The Legacy Music Hour #108: TV Shows

TV Shows is the topic of Episode 108. More specifically, television shows that are not cartoons, since LMH already did a cartoon focus not too long ago. Now, while this… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week – “Bug Hunt (Wreck-it Ralph) (Noisia Remix)”

[soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=ff7700" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] This track was sent to… more

More “Dick” Talk with Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard

In case you didn’t notice — what were you thinking?!? — the Nerdist Podcast was lucky enough to host an all-star comedy cast this week in conjunction with the release… more

Jonah Raydio #5: Another Episode

In this drunken episode of Jonah Raydio, Nick Thorburn talks about his life in music. Fronting bands like The Unicorns, Islands, and Mister Heavenly, he was a delight to have… more

The Legacy Music Hour #107: Board Games

Board Games is the topic of Episode 107; that is, video games based on actual board games like Clue or Monopoly, or video game board games like Itadaki Street and… more

Watkins Family Hour #7: A Saturday in June

Recorded June 30th live at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, Sean and Sara Watkins host podcast newcomers Val McCallum, Z Berg (JJAMZ), and the legendary Van Dyke Parks… more

“It’s Thanksgiving”: Worst Holiday Ever

It was roughly a year and a half ago when I ruined your day and most of my credibility as a human when I first dropped the Rebecca Black Bomb… more

EXCLUSIVE: Hard ‘n Phirm & Friends Sing “Gersberms (Yer Gervin Mah)”

Take one of the funnier Internet memes of recent times, put it to a smooth boy band-style-R&B groove, and you get “Gersberms (Yer Gervin Mah),” the new hit video… more