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

Paul Dini (comic book writer, animator) chats with Chris and Matt about his early days at Filmation, starting his career in animation, and how the '90s were such a renaissance for animation. They then talk about his time on Batman: The Animated Series, and Paul shares a personal story about being assaulted one night and how the experience changed his outlook on life, and writing his new book Dark Night: A True Batman Series, which chronicles his struggle.

Direct download: Nerdist_816_-Paul_Dini.mp3
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David Schwimmer (Friends, Madagascar) talks with Chris about working in the theater, being part of such a huge cultural phenomenon and jobs he had before he made it as an actor. He also talked about not letting his fame as Ross Geller get to his head, how technology is changing the world and his new show Feed The Beast on AMC!

Direct download: Nerdist_815_-_David_Schwimmer.mp3
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Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World, Saturday Night Live, The Dana Carvey Show) chats with Chris and Matt about their ancestral histories; Dana does some impressions and he remembers being on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Dana then talks about balancing his fan-favorite characters with new material, moving up to northern California, and doing a voice in The Secret Life of Pets!

Direct download: Nerdist_814_-_Dana_Carvey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

Hakeem Oluseyi (astrophysicist) talks to Chris about how he got his start in science, hosting science shows on TV, and how they are finding ways to travel through space faster. They then talk about how diverse the universe is, how he went from being in gangs to being a scientist, giving kids a chance to learn science who might not learn it elsewhere, and changing the world of science for other black scientists.

Direct download: Nerdist_813_-_Hakeem_Oluseyi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

Maria Bamford returns to the podcast for a third time! She chats with Chris about getting married recently, how she and her husband make it work and struggles with mental illness. She also talks about her new show Lady Dynamite, how the show came to happen and how she got it to reflect her personality and voice so well! 

 

Direct download: Nerdist_812_-_Maria_Bamford_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51pm EDT

Enjoy some hostful goodness this week! The guys talk about the new podcast studio, how Jonah messed up a gift he gave to Chris a while back and Jonah talks about Hidden America coming out. Matt tells the story of his bike being stolen, Jonah and Matt get into a heated debate and Chris talks about his latest special! Also, Matt goes to the bathroom and Jonah tells a secret about him.

Direct download: Nerdist_811_-_The_Bicycle_Thief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

Chuck Lorre and Mayim Bialik talk to Chris and Matt about how Chuck got his start in television, Mayim’s career in science and television and Chuck’s time working as a musician. They then talk about Chuck writing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme song, inspiring girls to work in science and what life is like on the set of Big Bang Theory!

 

Direct download: Nerdist_810_-_Chuck_Lorre_and_Mayim_Bialik.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) returns to the Nerdist for a third time! He talks with Chris and Matt about the backlash over the end of the recent season of The Walking Dead, they speculate who Negan did kill and how Robert never expected to have such a successful TV show. They then talk about what to expect next from the show, Robert’s new show Outcast and Robert talks about his hatred of feet. Matt and Robert also get into a debate about Star Trek! *WARNING: There are The Walking Dead season 6 spoilers!*

Direct download: Nerdist_809_-_Robert_Kirkman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

Duncan Jones (director, MoonWarcraft) chats with Chris about how the physical world of Warcraft came alive, what he learned by going to film school and the time he did a commercial for the UK Singled Out. They also talk about working on Moon, the recent passing of his father and the responsibilities of being a director. They also come up with ideas for horror films made with babies!

Direct download: Nerdist_808_-_Duncan_Jones.mp3
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It’s another hostful! Jonah talks about his recent trip to New York, Chris asks Jonah how he is feeling since his recent physical and Chris talks about meeting Kelsey Grammer and Tim Cook. They then get in a debate about self-driving cars, they talk about what they thought of the Oscars and they sing the All In The Family theme song. Jonah also judges Chris and Matt’s jokes and Chris comes up with the term “Happiness Period”!

Direct download: Nerdist_807_-_Happiness_Period.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53pm EDT