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Making It #51: Paget Brewster

Riki talks with actress Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds, Huff) about a really lucky week, working on Friends, and a record number of pilots…. more

Making It #50: Daniel Stessen

Riki talks with music video director Daniel Stessen about learning to make videos, sleeping on a futon and being yourself…. 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

Making It #49: Eliza Coupe

Riki talks with actress Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings, Scrubs) about overcoming bullying, meeting her idols and being a funny girl in Hollywood…. more

Making It #48: Shannon Woodward

Riki talks with actress Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope, The Riches) about getting her start on Nickelodeon, growing up fast and women in comedy…. more

Making It #47: Josh Radnor

Riki talks with actor/writer/director Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother, Happythankyoumoreplease) about starting in theater, having the right mindset and life on a hit show…. more

Making It #46: Robert Ben Garant

Riki talks with writer/actor/director Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911, The State, Night at the Museum) about the formation of The State, becoming a professional writer and finding new… more

Making It #45: Malcolm Barrett

Riki talks with actor Malcolm Barrett (Better Off Ted, Hurt Locker, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) about growing up in Brooklyn, booking pilots and thinking long-term.    … more

Making It #44: Elizabeth Laime

Riki talks with podcast/writer Elizabeth Laime (Totally Laime Podcast) about career changes, high expectations and a the importance of a great support system.  … more

Making It #43: Pete Holmes (part two)

Riki talks with comedian/writer/actor Pete Holmes (Conan, Fallon, Best Week Ever) about hustling, fortunate coincidences and being the E-trade baby. Follow @peteholmez on Twitter and listen to You… more

Making It #42: Pete Holmes (part one)

Riki talks with comedian/writer/actor Pete Holmes (Conan, Fallon, Best Week Ever) about relationships, passing judgment and getting his start in stand up. Follow @peteholmez on Twitter and listen… more

Making It #41: Kumail Nanjiani

Riki talks with comedian/actor Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin and Bash, Portlandia) about growing up in Pakistan, developing his stand up and getting in the right head space. This episode is… more

Making It #39: Rich Sommer

Riki talks with actor Rich Sommer (Mad Men, The Devil Wears Prada) about having the right mindset, unreal life moments and collecting your “no’s”. This episode is brought to you… more

Making It #38: Allison Miller

Riki talks with actress Allison Miller (Terra Nova, 17 Again, Kings) about how she got her start, acting opposite a tennis ball and red carpet anxiety. Support the show by… more

Making It #37: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Riki talks with director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) about getting his start as a filmmaker, paying his dues and making his first feature. Like the… more

Making It #36: Adam Pally

Riki talks with actor/comedian Adam Pally (Happy Endings) about the art of improv, being on a hit TV show, and Shaquille O’Neal. Like the show on Facebook!… more

Making It #35: Felicia Day

Riki talks with actress/writer/internet sensation Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Buffy) about becoming a content creator, her hatred of auditioning and success on her own… more

Making It #34: Wayne Federman

Riki talks with writer/actor/comedian Wayne Federman (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) about the importance of setting goals, the way he chooses projects and stand up… more

Making It #33: Ania O’Hare

Riki talks with casting director Ania O’Hare (Transformers, Eat Pray Love) about how she got her start, how actors get in their own way and her advice on auditions. Like… more

Making It #32: Matt Walsh

Riki talks with actor/director/UCB co-founder Matt Walsh (The Hangover, The Daily Show) about improvising, his two life-changing trips, and his directorial debut, High Road. Follow @mrmattwalsh on Twitter!… more

Making It #31: James Urbaniak

Riki talks with actor James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros., Sweet and Lowdown, Homeland) about getting his start in the theater, the importance of good friends and becoming a cult voice… more

Making It #30: Collette Wolfe

Riki talks with actress Collette Wolfe (Young Adult, Hot Tub Time Machine, Foot Fist Way) about persevering through hard times, setting goals and her craziest audition ever. Like the show… more

Making It #29: Geralyn Flood

Riki talks with casting director Geralyn Flood (Big Time Rush, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) about how she got into casting and what it really takes to make it as an… more

Making It #27: Katie Aselton

Riki talks with actress/director/writer Katie Aselton (The League, The Freebie) about directing, improv, the Sundance experience, and terrible auditions. Like the show on Facebook!… more