The Nerdist
Nerdy nerdness comedy podcast w/ Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray & Matt Mira.

Hari Kondabolu (comedian, The Problem with Apu) chats with Chris and Jonah about the importance of diversity in entertainment, how stereotypical characters impact viewers lives and what it was like for him to critique something that he loves. Hari also talks about realizing he wanted to be a comedian, how he got into stand up and the making of his documentary The Problem with Apu airing Sunday 11/19 at 10pm on TruTv!

 

Direct download: 918_Hari_Kondabolu.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

Keith Morrison (Dateline) talks to Chris about how he became a journalist, how they research and report stories and how it really is true that Canadians are all nice. Keith then tells stories about some of the craziest investigations he has done, stories about false convictions, what it's like covering politics these days and the new season of Dateline airing this Friday at 9pm!

Direct download: Nerdist_917_Keith_Morrison.mp3
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Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Wolf of Wall Street) and Chris talk about why Jon chose to take the part on The Walking Dead, how Rick’s character has changed from season 1 and how he relates sports to acting. Jon also talks about studying acting in Russia, starting a family and playing The Punisher!

 

Direct download: Nerdist_916_Jon_Bernthal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm EST

Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Blackish) talks to Chris about doing comedic and dramatic acting, his time on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and his love of sci-fi movies. They also talk about the state of America today, the importance of education and his new movie Last Flag Flying!

Direct download: Nerdist_915_Laurence_Fishburne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Bruce Campbell returns to the Nerdist podcast! He, Chris and Jonah talk about the recent fires, joke about their friend Jenkins and Bruce’s dream to own land in every state. Bruce also shares his theory on the JFK assassination, they talk about driving cross country and his book Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor!

 

Direct download: Nerdist_914_Bruce_Campbell_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, As Good As It Gets) talks to Chris about his days on Talk Soup, how Greg went from cable to movies and spending his high school years abroad on a military base. They also talk about the time Greg was on The Larry Sanders Show with Tom Petty, being nominated for an Oscar and his new movie Same Kind of Different As Me!

 

Direct download: Nerdist_913_-_Greg_Kinnear.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Matt and Ross Duffer (Stranger Things) talk to Chris about how marketing for season 1 has changed for season 2, not knowing if Stranger Things would be a hit and the making of Wayward Pines. They also talk about CG versus models, coming up with the individual characters and what to expect for season 2 on Stranger Things!

Direct download: Nerdist_912_Duffer_Brothers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

Taran Killam (SNL) returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris come up with a reboot with Red Asphalt, they talk about their love of Disneyland and they compare which Hogwarts houses they are in. Taran also talks about his time on SNL, writing and directing his new movie Killing Gunther and moving back to LA from NY!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Russell Brand (comedian, actor) talks with Chris about being sober for so many years, getting married and how now having a family has changed his outlook on life. They also talk about political life in America and England right now, Russell talks about being self aware and his new book Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions!

Direct download: Nerdist_910_Russell_Brand.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

Jason Blum (Blumhouse Productions) talks to Chris and Jonah about growing up in LA, how they were bullied as kids and reconnecting with their bullies as adults. Jason also talks about the politics of making horror films, how he got into it and his new movie Happy Death Day!

Direct download: Nerdist_909_Jason_Blum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am EST