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


Nerdist News: Possible STAR TREK 3 Director, DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION Trailer, and Wooly Mammoths!


New Iron & Wine Single!

If Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam shaved his beard would he still look like Zach Galifianakis? If he released a new song without sleepy guitar and hardly audible whispers… more

Childish Gambino: Realizing Awesomeness

Childish Gambino is awesome. Many know him as Troy, the lovable jock from Community. Some recognize him as Jason, the nerdy detective from the soon-to-be cult classic, The Mystery Team (… 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

Andrew Bird Gets Back to Basics, Ditches Words.

Andrew Bird must be so anal. But if you were a classically trained multi-instrumentalist capable of producing a symphony with your own hands, you probably would be too. And if… more

“There She Goes” – No, wait! Come back!

And the winner of The Most Underrated But Still Totally Awesome Band of the Mid 80’s to Early 90‘s Award goes to… The La’s! While music nerding… more

Zoetropic Thunder

My dear friend Divya send me this vid from Austin-based band The Octopus Project. This may well be one of the most nerdily genius promotional ideas EVER. If you purchase… more

Pop the Quark!

Step 1: Gather up the collected works of They Might Be Giants and MC Chris. Step 2: Stick ‘em in the LHC for a few hundred revolutions and wait until… more


This week, Yeezy showed us what happens when just one man has all that power –he releases a self-written, directed, and scored short film with a budget as big as… more

Musical Fun Facts About The Universe

via Gizmodo and inspired by this Reddit thread of weirdo fun facts…. more

The National: Will they ever stop being awesome?!

The National, one of my favorite bands, as well as friends from Cincinnati, has released an “Alternate Version” of their beautifully heartbreaking song “Terrible Love” in video form. Not typically… more

Puttin’ the “Ill” in Philanthropy

Having hoes in different area codes can teach you a lot of useful things: time management and responsibility allocation, to name a couple. Although this may be a very chauvinistic… more

I Like It “Reznor-y”

A movie about nerds? Cool ones? With electronic music?! Hell ya. I’m happy to say that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score for The Social Network received an “O”… more

MGMT Is Cooler Than You and They Have No Idea Why

It was exactly three years ago Saturday that a couple of hippies from Brooklyn stole our hearts, expanded our minds, and transfixed our souls with their debut album Oracular Spectacular…. more

Ghostbusters v. AC/DC

We showed this on Attack of the Show today and I can’t stop listening to it. This sum is greater than its parts… Download the song on Wax Audio’s site…. more

Laugh Tracks 101

TV Premiere week is over so I would like to congratulate all shows, new and old, that eluded cancellation. You might be wondering what this has to do with music,… more

Soviet Blocks! History of the Soviet Union Through The Tetris Theme

Wow. Just, freakin’ WOW. Now THAT is a well-made piece of visual art there… Song by “Pig with the Face of a Boy”. Tetris tune is derived from the classic… more

Hipster Dickheads

Well this is my new favorite song (even though I’m sure I suffer from at least one or two of the dickhead guidelines). Here’s the link to “Being a Dickhead’s… more

Daft Punk’d

It was only a matter of time before Daft Punk scored the sequel to a 1982 sci-fi flick about computer hacking, video games, and futuristic robot suits. So the stars… more

Dude, get on my Case

Hey there Nerdist community! My name is Matt, and I make up the other half of the Sound Advice with my fellow music nerd, Becca. For the past couple of… more

When “WTF” is the Desired Response to a Music Video

Fall is just around the corner and you know what that means – NEW MUSIC! It’s time for fresh albums, long-awaited tours, and a new batch music videos. Video… more

The Social Network: Turkish Edition

You know, it’s hard to say which could be considered the bigger pop culture achievement for the gang at Facebook. The multi-million-dollar Oscar-bait movie directed by David Fincher… or the… more

Riva Starr’s Mustachioed Baby

Magnum, P.I.! (P.I.=Pinchable Infant)… more

This Week’s Musical Obsession:
S. Carey

I suppose by now, I can dub myself Nerdist’s resident Bon Iver liaison / fangirl. My blog partner, Matt, has told me countless times that I’m borderline obsessed and might… more

Trock U Like a Time Vortex

There’s an underground movement of indie rock entitled “Trock,” or “Time Lord Rock,” which, as you might guess, is rock music about Doctor Who. It’s pretty awesome. The pioneering Trock… more