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

Some hostful goodness for the middle of your week! Chris talks about something very strange that happened to him the other day, Jonah talks about his endless love for Dan Aykroyd and the SNL 40th Anniversary show. They also talk about the passing of Harris Wittels and their memories of him.

Direct download: Nerdist_645_-_Short_Pants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00 AM

Director/writer Ted Melfi chats with Chris, Matt, and Jonah about directing his movie St. Vincent, getting Bill Murray to be in the movie, and putting all his energy into making sure the kid in the movie was playing the right role. They also talk about TV and film changes today and remaking movies that were bad when they first came out!

Direct download: Nerdist_644_-_Ted_Melfi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51 PM

Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia chat with Chris and Jonah about how they balance making a TV show and having kids, how their senses of humor complement each other, and creating a TV show based on characters and not premise. They also talk about getting Danny DeVito on the show, the many other projects they are working on, and the new season of Always Sunny!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:31 AM

It's some LIVE hostful goodness! Chris, Matt and Jonah do a hostful live at SF Sketchfest and talk about Jonah's recent trip to New Orleans, the time Matt thought he was having a heart attack and they talk about how far they have come since they started the podcast. Then they take Quemments from the audience!

Direct download: Nerdist_642_-_Live_at_SF_Sketchfest_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00 AM

Physicist Brian Cox chats with Chris and Matt about what made him want to get into science, his views on extraterrestrial life in our galaxy and his upcoming tour the Infinite Monkey Cage Live. Eric Idle also sits in and talks about how they met, his views on science and they all discuss different theories for what the universe is!

Direct download: Nerdist_641_-_Brian_Cox_and_Eric_Idle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28 PM

Sleater-Kinney talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about where to live in Portland, the time Jonah embarrassed himself in front of Janet and getting the band back together. They also talk about their new album No Cities to Love and their current tour!

Direct download: Nerdist_640_-_Sleater-Kinney.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05 AM

Simon Helberg chats with Chris and Jonah about getting the role on Big Bang Theory, working so hard he lost 15 pounds and differentiating himself from his character on TV. He also talks about making his new movie We’ll Never Have Paris based on a true story of him and his wife!

Direct download: Nerdist_639_-_Simon_Helberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27 PM

Scott Aukerman returns to the Nerdist to talk about turning his podcast Comedy Bang Bang into a TV show, how he came up with the idea, and writing jokes for the President on Between Two Ferns. He also teases the new season of Comedy Bang Bang and the Mr. Show reunion!

Direct download: Nerdist_638_-_Scott_Aukerman_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00 AM

Comedian Ari Shaffir chats with Chris and Matt about their early days of comedy in Los Angeles, all the crazy stuff he has seen being a regular at The Comedy Store, and why he is no longer religious. He also talks about his newest special Paid Regular and his new TV show This Is Not Happening!

Direct download: Nerdist_637_-_Ari_Shaffir.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:40 PM

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi chat with Chris and Matt about doing comedy back in New Zealand, and Jemaine talks a bit about Flight of the Conchords and working too much. They also talk about the making of their new movie What We Do in the Shadows!

Direct download: Nerdist_636_-_Jemaine_Clement_and_Taika_Waititi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40 PM