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

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “I Don’t Believe You (7″ Version)”

[youtube] Happy Thanksgiving, nerds! This post is about to take me forever, because I am… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Damn Your Eyes”

Let’s face it, it’s been a rough week. The recent Penn State and now Syracuse ugliness has sunk a few hearts. Not to mention the whole Zuccotti Park debacle, and… 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

Matt Ogles Kristen Stewart and Writes Some Stuff About Music

So the only reason I am writing about the new Twilight soundtrack is so that I have an excuse to look at some sexy pictures of Kristen Stewart. Yeah! Well,… more

Album Covers, Remixed

Our pal and designer of the incredible Nerdist Podcast Live posters, Dana Lechtenberg, is once again curating a very cool art show that opened in Elkader, Iowa on Sunday, and… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Botch-A-Me”

Happy Friday, everybody! This week’s track is brought to you by the Chevrolet Equinox, my iPhone, and Los Angeles traffic (sorry, Mom).  I come to you in a state… more

The Latest Symphony of Science Video Starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Plus A Birthday Shout To Carl Sagan

That’s John Boswell’s latest Symphony of Science installment, “Onward to the Edge!” It includes Neil deGrasse Tyson, as heard on the latest Nerdist Podcast, plus bits of Brian Cox narrating… more

Going Back To “Camp”

Our favorite football player who was ever injured in a “keg flip” has a new rap album coming out called Camp. Donald Glover / Childish Gambino picked a very fitting, playful… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Keep Time”

[youtube] Gauntlet Hair: a little Animal Collective, a pinch of shoegaze, and a dollop of reverb. There is nothing wrong with… more

Trevor Powers Is (Not) Youth Lagoon

Cruising southbound on I-84 and pumping the Jurassic Park soundtrack from a weathered stereo system, Trevor Powers doesn’t have much but freeway on his mind. How could you expect… more

One Day. One Song. One Band… Thirteen Skulls?

I try to avoid repeating music news from Pitchfork, Spin and other music blogs; There doesn’t seem to be much of a point to it. If you want music… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Original Don” (Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross Remix)

[soundcloud width="100%" height="81" params="show_comments=true&auto_play=false&color=ff7700" url=""] (listen as you read) You’re a scientist… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Bohemian Rhapsody” as performed by William Shatner

There is only so much I can write before you realize this is a 7-minute video of William Shatner covering “Bohemian Rhapsody” and either decide to fasten your eyes to… more

13 Required Songs For Your Halloween Party Playlist (and Their Refreshingly Spooky Alternatives)

This post is not an outcome of laziness, I promise you that. This is merely me taking ownership of some musical ignorance. I know nothing about Halloween music. There. Luckily,… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Hours”

Happy Friday everyone! If there had been one more workday this week I honestly would have pooped from sheer distemper. So this week I’ve been doing a lot of… more

Swag Swag Like Caillou

Remember that Canadian kids show about that bald kid named Caillou? Me neither. I guess I was more of an Arthur kid (what a wonderful time to play, hey!). But… more

A Sexy Cosplay Video From DragonCon

The warm, romantic glow of this DragonCon video has completely changed my perception of Cosplay. If you say “Cosplay,” I imagine awkward costumed fans teetering around a large hall under… more

Making It #13: Reggie Watts

Riki talks with comedian/musician Reggie Watts (Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) about his improvised, stream of consciousness shows, his journey from student to musician to comedian and how… more

Skeksis Back!

This is SKEKTACULAR. Nerdist conscript The Great Luke Ski made this the day after we talked about the appalling lack of Dark Crystal parody songs on the podcast. Here are… more

The Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Light House”

Nestled on the top of my new favorite song blog, I found four minutes reminding me why I love music so damn much. Before I get into the nitty gritty… more

Beats From The Boosh

When last we encountered Nick Bertke, a/k/a Pogo, the remixer was chopping up the Wizard of Oz soundtrack to create a track that, matched up with a great… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Afternoon”

The bedroom-auteur is a restive soul whose work is often enigmatic and hyperintroverted — or so the indie trope goes, anyway. But too frequently, their work is so cryptic that… more

Catching Up With Colin Stetson

Those who didn’t run (excerpt) – COLIN STETSON by Constellation Records A few months back I interviewed Colin Stetson about his new album, A History of Warfare, Vol. II. Beyond… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Radio Free Europe”

Do you enjoy indie music? Thank R.E.M. Simply stated: R.E.M. was the college radio band before college radio was really even a thing. For the next… more