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

The legendary Paul Reubens sits down with Chris and Jonah! They talk about the development of Pee-wee, what it is like living with an alter-ego and the release of the newly remastered Pee-wee's Playhouse set. Paul also talks in depth about his moving to Los Angeles where he joined The Groundlings and came up with the character of Pee-wee, met Phil Hartman and how they came up with the idea for Pee-wee's Big Adventure!

Direct download: Nerdist_586_-_Paul_Reubens.mp3
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The talented and hilarious Jason Schwartzman is back on the podcast! He and Chris start out with a deep conversation about feeling "normal" as a kid and how Jason is raising his own daughter, Jason talks about his favorite songs to cover when playing music, and they discuss how they both manage their extremely busy lives!

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Ron Perlman had so much fun the first time on the podcast, he had come back for seconds! He and Chris talk about the upcoming movie The Book of Life, everything that is happening in the world that inspired Ron to write a memoir and his goal to never take anything in life for granted. They also come up with the million dollar idea of Shitstagram!

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Enjoy some lovely hostful goodness! Chris and Matt had a fun trip to Home Depot together, the guys talk about furniture shopping more than they ever thought they would, Jonah was dressed in a Sasquatch prosthetic, Matt plays a clip from the show Ripley's Believe It Or Not? and Chris asks Matt what how he would react if Dave Matthews Band did a cover of the Frasier theme song!

Direct download: Nerdist_583_-_Hairy_Otter.mp3
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Dax Shepard is on the podcast! He and Chris discuss each of their experiences getting sober, what is like being dyslexic in school when he was a kid, having a second kid with his wife, Kristen Bell, and his newest movies This Is Where I Leave You and The Judge (both in theaters now!). He also talks about the huge popularity of the "Cha-Ching!" Rally's commercials in the early nineties and then learning a couple years ago that it was Seth Green in those commercials and he got to go to the Super Bowl for it!

Direct download: Nerdist_582_-_Dax_Shepard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25 AM

The hilarious Martin Starr sits down with Chris to talk about acting, creativity and more! He talks about growing up in LA without the intent of being an actor, taking roles he finds interesting, that elaborate dick joke on Silicon Valley, and his new horror film Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead. Also, Chris refuses to believe that the iPhone 6 Plus won't fit in Martin's pocket!

Direct download: Nerdist_581_-_Martin_Starr.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30 PM

Writer /host Spike Feresten chats with Chris about his first Emmy experience, starting his career as an intern at NBC and tells numerous stories from his time as writer on Seinfeld and Late Show with David Letterman. He also talks about his new show Car Matchmaker on Esquire Network and the art of pairing someone with the perfect car!

Direct download: Nerdist_580_-_Spike_Feresten.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44 PM

The talented Rose McGowan talks to Chris about why she doesn't like super hero movies, why she wanted to stop acting and what she has been doing since and her directorial debut of the short Dawn. She also goes into great detail about her interesting and very non-traditional upbringing. She ran away from home at 13 years old and has lived a fascinating live ever since!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05 PM

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme (Super Troopers, Beerfest) hang out with Chris to talk about the embarrassing TV shows they secretly love, they discuss their starts in the comedy world, Chris keeps changing his accent and they talk about sealing the deal on Super Troopers 2! They also talk about their podcast Chewin' It where they talk to guests and old friends and do solo episodes talking about the details of filmmaking and how they came up with ideas for their movies!

Direct download: Nerdist_578_-_Kevin_Heffernan_and_Steve_Lemme.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00 AM

Dan Harmon and Neil Berkeley are on the podcast! Chris and Dan talk about the never-released first episode of the podcast that Dan did, he talks about the drama that surrounded his show Community and they bond over nerdy movies they watched when they were teens. Dan and Neil talk about their upcoming documentary Harmontown, how it came to be, how the story arc changed while filming and the self-realization that Dan experienced and how he is trying to make himself better!

Direct download: Nerdist_577_-_Dan_Harmon_and_Neil_Berkeley.mp3
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