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

Krysten Ritter and Chris hang out and talk about their mutual love for bowling, her audition process for the role of Jane on Breaking Bad, and a bottle of juice explodes everywhere in the middle of the episode. Krysten also talks about getting her start in the entertainment industry as a model after being discovered at a mall as a teenager!

Direct download: Nerdist_588_-_Krysten_Ritter.mp3
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Chris sits down with Keanu Reeves in New York City to talk about Keanu's lifelong love of comedy and experimenting with improv and comedy as a teenager, the slow process of making films and the importance of staying passionate about the project and his new film John Wick. Chris tells Keanu about the first time he saw a trailer for The Matrix and how it became such an important part of pop culture!

Direct download: Nerdist_587_-_Keanu_Reeves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46 PM

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47 PM

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!

Direct download: Nerdist_584_-_Ron_Perlman_Returns.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Nerdist_579_-_Rose_McGowan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05 PM