ID10T with Chris Hardwick
I am Chris Hardwick. This podcast used to be called Nerdist. Now it is not. It is still basically just me talking about stuff and things with my two nerdy friends Jonah Ray and Matt Mira when they’re available, and usually someone more famous and smarter than all of us. Swearing is still fun, so we still do that occasionally. I hope you like this new iteration which is the same as before, but if a name hangs you up unhealthily I’m sure you will not hesitate to unfurl your rage not only in the ‘reviews’ section but also now on all the various social media platforms that have popped up since we started in 2010, effectively murdering blogs.

Live from the NerdMelt Showroom, it's the third Nerdist Podcast Stand Up Cluster featuring Baron Vaughn, Megan Neuringer, Kyle Clark, Cameron Esposito, Carlos Delagdo, Dave Thomason, Al Jackson, Sara Schaefer and James Adomian!

Direct download: Nerdist_697_-_Cluster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm EST

Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) returns to the podcast! He chats with Chris and Matt about the live reading on Major League he did, his relationship being in the public eye, and dealing with rumors. He also talks about being in the new Pee Wee Herman movie and Magic Mike XXL!

Direct download: Nerdist_696_-_Joe_Manganiello_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm EST

Ben Folds (musician) returns to the Nerdist podcast! He chats with Chris, Matt and Jonah about how he hurt his hand, his upcoming tour and how he balances all the instruments he plays. They also talk about watching movies without the sound and how fear and creativity complement each other!

Direct download: Nerdist_695_-_Ben_Folds_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

The guys start out this episode as a food podcast, then they talk about watching Lifetime’s A Deadly Adoption and what other movies they saw this weekend. Matt also took a spontaneous trip to Vegas, Chris likes to watch ghost shows and turns out Kyle is a dirty liar!

Direct download: Nerdist_694_-_Hostful.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07am EST

Janet Montgomery (Salem, Black Mirror) talks with Chris and Matt about leaving England to work in Hollywood, what they think the Salem universe is really like and how they like being workaholics. They also talk about different accents and Janet tries out her American accent for a bit!

Direct download: Nerdist_693_-_Janet_Montgomery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, Jurassic World) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about improving in her role in Jurassic World, a new project that she isn't allowed to talk about and her new show Clipped on TBS! They also talk about how improv helps with all aspects of life, why you shouldn't make fun of someone's laugh and her podcast With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus!

Direct download: Nerdist_692_-_Lauren_Lapkus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

Some mid-week hostful goodness! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about Chris' weekend at Bonaroo, Matt meets another left handed guitarist and they talk about some movies they have seen recently!

Direct download: Nerdist_691_-_Super_Relatable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26pm EST

Chris Pratt (Parks and Rec, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World) and Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World) talk with Chris and Matt about what they think of Back to the Future 2, how life has changed for Chris since losing weight and how social media changes the way actors are perceived. Trevor also talks about what made him want to make Jurassic World and how they developed Chris’ character in the movie!

Direct download: Nerdist_690_-_Chris_Pratt_and_Colin_Trevorrow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

Jim Norton (comedian, Opie Radio, Louie) returns to the podcast to talk about his role on Opie Radio, getting trolled by people online, and what happened with Opie and Anthony. Jim and Chris also talk about their love and fascination with chess and Jim’s new special!

Direct download: Nerdist_689_-_Jim_Norton_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, The Dark Knight Rises, 3rd Rock From The Sun) chat with Chris and Matt about how he came up with the name for HitRecord, his idea for a choose your own adventure film and even sports! Joseph also talks about researching for the Edward Snowden movie he just filmed and how HitRecord and Pivot came to be!

Direct download: Nerdist_688_-_Joseph_Gordon-Levitt_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29pm EST

Shane West (Salem, Nikita, A Walk To Remember) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about his character of John Alden in Salem, shooting the TV show in Louisiana, and what the world was really like during the witch trials. Shane also talks about playing music and joining the band The Germs!

Direct download: Nerdist_687_-_Shane_West.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm EST

Allison Janney (The West Wing, Mom, Masters of Sex) chats with Chris about what got her into acting, how her role in The West Wing inspired girls to go into politics and working too much she doesn't have time to eat. They also exchange a few dirty jokes, talk about the differences between the many characters she's played and she talks about her role in Spy!

Direct download: Nerdist_686_-_Allison_Janney.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EST

John Cusack (Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity, Say Anything) talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about his role of Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy, the music of The Beach Boys and how suffering and art coexist. He also talks about growing up as a teenage actor, living a nomad life and the numerous characters he has played!

Direct download: Nerdist_685_-_John_Cusack.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead, Silicon Valley, Office Space) chats with Chris about going from the real Silicon Valley to making TV shows, what inspired him to get into animation, and his cartoons in the Spike and Mike Festivals! He also talks about where Cornholio came from, coming up with the story for Office Space, and casting everyone in Silicon Valley!

Direct download: Nerdist_684-_Mike_Judge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EST