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

Louie Anderson (stand-up, Life with Louie) talks with Chris about starting out his career in comedy, the comedy scene in Minnesota and they debate the best place in the line up to perform at a stand up show. He also talks about working with so many legendary comedians over the years, Chris talks about some advice Louie gave him years ago and Louie talks about his character on the FX show Baskets!

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Mark Hamill (Star Wars) returns to the Nerdist Podcast! He and Chris talk about becoming a collector, where he would go to find toys, comic books and more and and what they each like to collect. They also talk about how Luke Skywalker was relatable, collecting Luke Skywalker memorabilia and Mark’s new show Pop Culture Quest on Comic Con HQ!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett from Metallica return to the Nerdist! They talk with Chris about ways to keep pizza warm while playing shows, how their kids feel about them being rock stars and playing shows as they get older. They also talk about their new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, how they come up with new songs and new sounds and their favorite comedy movies!

Direct download: Nerdist_846_-_Metallica_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

It’s some hostful goodness to celebrate the end of the year! Chris, Matt and Jonah choose their favorite Simpsons season, Jonah talks about movies he saw recently and Matt STILL loves The Dave Matthews Band. Matt talks about he and Doree’s experience with IVF, Jonah talks about Mystery Science Theater and Hidden America and they reflect on 2016 and talk about what they are looking forward to in 2017!

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

Neil Finn (musician, Crowded House) chats with Chris about starting his career in the late 1970's, how his music has evolved over the years and how his band Crowded House was formed. They also talk about his solo work, how he approaches writing music and the re-issue of the entire Crowded House collection! Also, he plays some acoustic songs, plus a recording from his live show at Largo!

Direct download: Nerdist_844_-_Neil_Finn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

Ian McShane (DeadwoodLovejoy) chats with Chris about his character Al Swearengen on Deadwood, how he got into acting on TV and how he picks new projects. Ian also talks about his dad who was a professional football player, they talk about being sober and his new film The Hollow Point!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) talk to Chris about their favorite Christmas tree types, what they like about the holidays and how weird raising kids can be. They then talk about what TV shows they like right now, they come up with some new show ideas and play some songs from their holiday album, Christmas Party!

Direct download: Nerdist_842_-_She__Him.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie DarkoNightcrawlerZodiac) chats with Chris about his desires to direct, being mindful in life and his new film Nocturnal Animals. He also talks about what he likes about working on set, the feedback from Brokeback Mountain and they talk about what is happening in America these days!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

Tracey Ullman (The Tracey Ullman ShowTracey Takes On...) talks with Chris about coming up in the British comedy scene, how comedy has changed over the years and moving to Hollywood. She also talks about coming up with her characters, they tell stories of approaching their favorite celebrities on the street and her new HBO show Tracey Ullman's Show!

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Jeremy Irons (Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Lion King) chats with Chris about why he wanted to be an actor, how he chooses the roles he does and the importance of learning about different cultures. Jeremy also reveals how he always dreamed of being a clown and they talk about his recent film The Man Who Knew Infinity!

Direct download: Nerdist_839_Jeremy_Irons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm EST