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

The Mutant Season #110: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

It’s yet another Mutant Season field trip! This time Gil goes to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles to talk to educators Bailee Desrocher and Anya Hunter about what… more

Sign a Petition to Rename the New Planet ‘Gallifrey’

This is real, my friends. People are really doing this. There is a petition right now on to do what the Doctor hasn’t been able to do for… 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


Why is there a gigantic metal doughnut beneath Switzerland and why should you be terrified by it? What the hell is anti-matter anyway? Why is Rhys Darby such a fearmonger?… more

The Mutant Season #109: Endeavour Space Shuttle

It’s a Mutant Season field trip to the California Science Center! Gil interviews the curator of Aerospace Programs, Dr. Ken Phillips, all about the Endeavour space shuttle, how it came… more

TARDIS In Orbit Episode 4: Mylar Fever

With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who done and dusted, it’s close to time for a TARDIS to be sent into orbit. Alex and Robert Doyle, the intrepid Whovians who’ve… more

Nerdist Podcast: Chris Hadfield

Commander Chris Hadfield discusses all things space with Chris and Matt! He talks about living on the International Space Station for 6 months, how he started using social media to… more


So far, Rhys Darby has given us plenty of reasons to live in abject fear of crazed supercomputers and jellyfish. Surely there can’t be anything else to hold our fragile… more

Jason Silva Gives Us a Positive Spin on an Existential Bummer

Our pal and incredibly thoughtful fella Jason Silva is back with another of his Shots of Awe, this one regarding the idea of the impermanence of beauty and how things… more

The Mutant Season #107: Kyle Hill

Science writer/blogger for Scientific American and science correspondent for Al Jazeera America Kyle Hill hangs out with Gil for his longest podcast yet! They nerd out about the science… more


Many of us live in abject, crippling fear of the present on a day-to-day basis. With chemical weapons in Syria, irradiated fish washing up on the shores of the Pacific,… more


We came, you saw, and together we conquered the Internet’s overwhelming lack of a thrice-weekly news program that asks the hard-hitting questions you want answered on a set that looks… more

Win Tickets to See Insane Movie THE VISITOR in NYC

Possibly the battiest sounding and looking movie I’ve ever heard of is coming to cinema screens this week. Drafthouse Films’ newly-acquired 1979 Italian mixture of Star Wars, The Omen, The… more

Were Dinosaurs Larger Than We Originally Thought?

Based on their ability to impede theme park openings alone, dinosaurs are revered amongst children and scientists alike for their ferocious strength, imposing stature, and all-around radness. According to new… more

The Mutant Season #104: Phil Torres

Entomologist Phil Torres sits down with Gil to talk all about bugs! He talks about what an entomologist does, tells stories of scary bugs, and talks about his work with… more

TARDIS In Orbit Update #3

It’s TIME once again, friends, for an update from those crazy dreamers Alex and Robert Doyle and their plan to launch a TARDIS into orbit around the Earth. In this… more

GRAVITY Contest Winner Announced!

Well, folks, it’s all over bar the shouting. A winner has been chosen in our Gravity contest, which asked contestants to show us what “gravity” meant to them, either in… more

Fall 128,000 Feet in Felix Baumgartner’s Red Bull Stratos Jump POV Video

After riding the Man of Steel attraction at Six Flags recently, I thought that I had ascended to heretofore unforeseen heights, freefalling for seconds that seemed like minutes. That is… more

Fashion! Pizza! Action Figures! What’s New in the World of 3D Printing

While 3D printers have already made a splash in the medical community and even the auto industry with their laser-precise ability to create parts that fit just about anywhere, here… more

Review: GRAVITY Is Graceful Tension for 90 Minutes

People (read: critics and movie snobs) throw around the term “pure cinema” to mean an experience that could not exist in any other medium, using all the tools at its… more

Nerdist Podcast: Mike Massimino

Astronaut Mike Massimino comes on the show to talk some real talk about space! Matt nerds out on him about everything NASA, he talks about the first time he saw… more

The Best Entries of the #ZeroGravityContest So Far

Gravity may be a constant, but time to enter our epically awesome #ZeroGravityContest is running out at 9.8 m/s/s! You may be saying, “What Gravity contest are… more

Watch IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE with Jonah Ray on NatGeo Friday the 13th

TV WATCHING AND DVR ALERT! Friday — the 13th, of course — National Geographic Channel will be airing the pilot episode of In the Name of Science, hosted by our… more

Enter Our Totally Spaced Out GRAVITY Contest!

  Update: Curious as to what entries should look like? We’ve added in some of our favorites below! By now you’ve probably stopped hyperventilating from the alternately claustrophia and agoraphobia-inducing… more