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

DVR Dump – Week of 10/13/2013

So much good TV and so little time… yes, it’s time again for DVR Dump, my list of all the things stockpiled on my DVR that I plan on catching… more

Book Looks, Long Songs, and a Rousing Game Of Name That Tune: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

“I heard a song on the radio.” “Um… okay.” She’s going to ask me to figure out what it was, I thought. Bingo: “I don’t know what it was. Can… 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

Facelifts, Inscrutable Costumes, and One Giant Sugar Rush: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

I was never a Halloween guy. Not even as a kid. It was at an early age — maybe in the womb — that I decided I was not going… more

Walking Walkens, Sentient Cell Phones, and an Audience With the King: What We Learned at Nerdist This Week

Hey, recognize this guy?: Sure you do. That’s Larry King’s back in a blurry iPhone shot. See? Life in Southern California is one big parade of celebrities, depending on how… more

A Plumpy, Dead Soup, and a Reasonably-Priced Severed Foot: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

Oh, hi. I was just out of the office for a few minutes to run some errands and I encountered this: Yes, we’re just a couple of weeks away from… more

8-Bit Nostalgia, Pokemon Farts, and Being First: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

What is it about being a nerd that makes so many of us want to be first for everything? A nerd-centric movie comes out and the queue for the first… more

Brain Movies, Mapping Zombies, and Blue Sox: What We Learned at Nerdist This Week

Sometimes, I know that what’s on my mind at the end of the week isn’t what’s on your mind, or at least not on the minds of most of you…. more

Watch, Watch, and Watch Some More: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

First, a word from our “sponsor”: Yes, one more time, WATCH THE NERDIST TV SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT AT 10/9c ON BBC AMERICA. It’s Nerdist, but on TV with an… more

Gay Dogs, the Man of Steel, and Cheap Thrills With Giant Statues: What We Learned at Nerdist This Week

I spent the week on business in Chicago, which, as long as it’s not February and minus 40 degrees out, is fine with me. Chicago is a great city, and… more

The Dean’s Rectum, Driving Solo, and the Indignity of Labor: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

Here in the fabulous U.S. of A. (motto: “Our Power’s Out, The Ground Is Shaking, And The Basement’s Full Of Water”), it’s a long weekend. Monday is Labor Day,… more

Disco “Doctor Who,” Cottage Cheese Comics, and the Gathering Storm: What We Learned at Nerdist This Week

Six years ago today, I was wandering around Fort Lauderdale, slightly dazed, observing the aftermath of a hurricane for which I happened to be right in the path of landfall,… more

Science, Math, and The Inevitable Ascendancy Of Our New Cat Overlords: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

You may have read this week that IBM and DARPA announced how they’ve reached another milestone in the march towards creating, in essence, an artificial brain. That’s the program in… more

Comics, Consoles, and Celebrity Burritos: What We Learned at Nerdist This Week

Well, we’ve reached the end of the week and… OOOO!!! BBC America has posted some video from the Nerdist Podcast Live in San Diego, with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan,… more

Celebrity Confrontations, People In Unitards, And Working Overtime: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

Normally, on Friday evening, I write a little column here to introduce the weekly rundown of what happened on during the week, and I planned to do so… more

Retail, Reboots, and Not Being There: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

I’m not at Comic-Con. I’m not alone, but, look, I’m the editor of a website called Nerdist. I should be there, right? But I couldn’t go this year, for several… more

Old Video Games, George C. Scott, and Sparing You My Angst: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

Ah, geez, well, I wrote a long screed about a particular problem I had while here in Minneapolis for this radio conference, and I finished it and read it back… more

Steampunk Musketeers, Space MiraBooey, and Bananas Gone Wild: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

There’s a sign twirler on the corner of Crenshaw and Lomita in Torrance, CA who I pass by every few days, and he’s dressed as a pickle. I can never… more

Endangered Wee-Wees, the Zenith of Moments, and Exploding Everything: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

Monday is a holiday in the U.S., in case you weren’t aware. (Everyone IN the U.S. is acutely aware, which is why, by lunchtime Friday, nobody was left… more

Zombie Detergent, Nut Cracking, And Getting It Over With: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

And sometimes, you just want the week to end. This is one of those weeks. So I’ll get to the recap of the week that was in a few seconds…. more

Zombie Archie, Shredded Everything, And Remembering Dad: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

My dad wasn’t a nerd. Not at all. In his youth, he was a jock, a baseball star, a third baseman at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey, the second… more

Booth Babes, Rat Fashions, And Falling Asleep In The City That Never Sleeps: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

I’m going to have to keep this short because I’m not in the office. I’m on the road, in a hotel room in New York at the moment. I’ve just… more

“Sasquatching,” Summer Tunes, And The Continuing Promise of Jet Packs: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

We’ve been promised the commercial availability of jet packs so many times in recent years that it’s become a universal shorthand for disappointment. About this time last year, in fact,… more

Putting The C In BBC America, Planking Sulu, And Slightly Overcooked Holiday Fun: What We Learned At Nerdist This Week

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the U.S., which means that Monday’s a holiday, which in turn means that everyone’s mind checked out by, oh, about Thursday lunchtime…. more