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

As a special thanks to the podcast listeners, Chris is releasing his newest Comedy Central special Funcomfortable for a limited time!

This is the 50 minute TV version of the special, buy the deluxe version here with 25 extra minutes and a Q&A with Chris!

Direct download: Funcomfortable.mp3
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones, Oblivion) talks to Chris and Matt about what shows he watched growing up in Denmark, how the rest of the world views Americans and Matt won’t stop talking about the new Shake Shack in Hollywood. Nikolaj then talks about growing up in a small Danish farming town, what made him want to be an actor and what makes Jaime Lannister likable. They also talk about the immediate success of Game of Thrones and come up with a spinoff called The Lannister Family Variety Hour!

Direct download: Nerdist_802_-_Nikolaj_Coster-Waldau.mp3
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Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain talk to Chris about the weird questions that every interviewer asks, Hemsworth talks about all the deadly creatures in Australia and they talk about learning their family ancestries. They also talk about how much fun they had on set of The Huntsman: Winter's War, Hemsworth talks about having twin boys and Jessica talks about her pattern of playing dark and troubled characters. See them in The Huntsman: Winter’s War!

Direct download: Nerdist_801_-_Chris_Hemsworth_and_Jessica_Chastain.mp3
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Judd Apatow (director, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris, Matt and Jonah about what makes a successful movie in today's society, how comedy movies have changed since the 80's and what is was like working with the late Garry Shandling. Judd also talks about his time working on The Ben Stiller Show, why he started doing stand up again and how he is juggling stand up with directing! Go see Judd at the Balboa Theater in San Diego this Thursday April 21st!

 

Direct download: Nerdist_800_-_Judd_Apatow_Returns.mp3
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Sir Patrick Stewart just can't get enough of the Nerdist Podcast! He talks to Chris and Matt about how the knighting process works, filming his second season of Blunt Talk and his first job writing for a newspaper. He then talks about auctioning off all his Star Trek scripts and the battle to get one of his Captain Jean-Luc Picard uniforms. Sir Patrick talks about his new movie Green Room, how scared he was reading the script and his work with the charities Refuge and Combat Stress.

Direct download: Nerdist_799_-_Sir_Patrick_Stewart_3.mp3
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Gary Oldman (Batman series, The Professional, Sid and Nancy) chats with Chris about the highs and lows of being an actor, how he does not want to act in films he directs and being reunited with Kevin Costner for their new film Criminal. He also talks about the interesting experience playing Harvey Lee Oswald in JFK, how sobriety has affected his career and his friendship with the late David Bowie.

Direct download: Nerdist_798_-_Gary_Oldman.mp3
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Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Moon, Galaxy Quest) talks with Chris about growing up in San Francisco, the sequel to Galaxy Quest that almost happened and what they would say on Bill Murray’s voicemail. They also talk about method acting, they explain to the listeners how to use a Thomas Guide and how Sam prepared for his roles in Moon. Sam also talks about acting out Hamlet in public and his new movie Mr. Right!

Direct download: Nerdist_797_-_Sam_Rockwell.mp3
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Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) chats with Chris about the trailer for Hardcore Henry, crowd funding the movie and how he became an actor in South Africa. They also talk about how Sharlto came up with his character in Hardcore Henry, doing all the stunts in the movie and improvising his role in District 9! And Sharlto talks about the moment he found out he was a nerd!

Direct download: Nerdist_796_-_Sharlto_Copley.mp3
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Chris moderated a Periscope conversation with the founders of Twitter for the 10th anniversary up in San Francisco! He talks to Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams and Biz Stone about the idea behind Twitter, how it has changed the world, the future of Twitter and how it has helped mold Chris' career!

Direct download: Nerdist_795-_Jack_Dorsey_Ev_Williams_and_Biz_Stone.mp3
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Reggie Watts (musician, comedian, The Late Late Show) chats with Chris about his job on The Late Late Show, eating too many THC edibles and their personal experiences getting high. They also talk about their time on tour together, when Reggie first got into the LA comedy scene and how they feel about marketing in today’s society. Check out Reggie’s new film Creative Control!

Direct download: Nerdist_794_-_Reggie_Watts.mp3
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