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.

Sir Patrick Stewart returns to the Nerdist podcast! He talks about messing with people on set on Next Gen, whether or not Captain Picard had a sense of humor and how the idea for Blunt Talk came alive. They also test Matt’s knowledge of Next Gen, his friendship with Sir Ian McKellen and how he became comfortable with being bald!

Direct download: Nerdist_725_-_Sir_Patrick_Stewart_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

Oscar Isaac (Ex-Machina, Inside Llewyn Davis, A Most Violent Year) chats with Chris about how he got into acting, not overthinking his characters and being from Guatemala. They also talk about his role in the upcoming Star Wars, the story of Ex-Machina and his new HBO series Show Me A Hero!

Direct download: Nerdist_724_-_Oscar_Isaac.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Christian Slater and Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) talk with Chris about getting their roles in Mr. Robot, what Chris loves about the show and where they think it’s going. They also talk about growing up in Los Angeles, how Rami went on a date with Christian’s step- sister once and what they do outside of acting!

Direct download: Nerdist_723_-_Christian_Slater_and_Rami_Malek.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Zoolander) chats with Chris about The Net, his fascination with nutrition and how Bottle Rocket changed he movie making process. They also talk about the Zoolander sequel, collaborating with Wes Anderson and his new movie No Escape!

Direct download: Nerdist_722_-_Owen_Wilson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Connie Britton (Nashville, Friday Night Lights) returns to the Nerdist! They talk about being friends for so many years, life with her four year old son and she yells at Chris for going to Nashville and and not telling her. They also talk about the time they went to Vegas together, their mutual love for Dolly Parton and her new movie American Ultra!

Direct download: Nerdist_721_-_Connie_Britton_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

The one and only Bobcat Goldthwait (comedian, World's Best Dad, God Bless America) is back on the podcast! He talks with Chris and Jonah about the past year of his life, remembering his best friend Robin Williams, and coming up with the idea for his documentary Call Me Lucky. He also talks about tricks he used to play on people while directing Jimmy Kimmel Live and tells stories from his early days of stand up!

Direct download: Nerdist_720_-_Bobcat_Goldthwait_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm EST

Enjoy some mid-week hostful goodness! The guys haven’t seen in each in awhile so they catch up what everyone has been doing, talk about Chris’ upcoming vacation and Matt talks about being in Boston for a couple days. They also do some impromptu improv, Chris convinces Matt to have a bachelor party and their take on current events!

Direct download: Nerdist_719_-Reservations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Sin City, El Rey Network) chats with Chris about how he got into filmmaking, why he does everything himself, and being surprised that people liked El Mariachi. He also talks about making films on a small budget, advice he would give to aspiring filmmakers, and El Rey Network!

Direct download: Nerdist_718_-_Robert_Rodriguez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

Jen Kirkman (comedian) talks with Chris about her obsession with customer service, jobs they had before they were comedians and people calling her Mrs. all the time. They also discuss the art of making small talk, being a woman in comedy and people being too easily offended these days!

Direct download: Nerdist_717_-_Jen_Kirkman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

Hannah Hart (My Drunk Kitchen) talks with Chris about having trouble digesting French food, her choice to be an optimistic person, and being able to be proud of your true self. She also talks about what the real message behind My Drunk Kitchen is, and they discuss where she should go on vacation!

Direct download: Nerdist_716_-_Hannah_Hart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EST

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about the time Bryan saw Charles Manson riding a horse, what life has been like after Breaking Bad, and learning about Bryan's family history. He also talks about the importance of trying new things outside your comfort zone, his Amazon pilot Sneaky Pete, and what else he has coming up!

Direct download: Nerdist_715_-_Bryan_Cranston.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

Kevin Bacon (Footloose, The Following, Apollo 13) returns to the podcast to talk to Chris about rescuing his dog, what he likes to do when he’s not in front of the camera and playing music with his son. He also talks about playing with his band The Bacon Brothers, his unique acting methods and his new movie Cop Car!

Direct download: Nerdist_714_-_Kevin_Bacon_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover) returns to the podcast for a third time! He and Chris talk about Top Gun, researching their family ancestry and their love of the original Vacation movies. Ed also talks about his dream to crowd surf while playing banjo, listening to his own voice on Waze and playing Rusty Griswald in the new Vacation!

Direct download: Nerdist_713_-Ed_Helms_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult, Ricki and the Flash) chats with Chris about quitting Instagram, how she got her pen name and what life as a mother of all boys is like. They also talk about growing up with Catholic guilt, accepting that she is successful and her new movie Ricki and the Flash!

Direct download: Nerdist_712_-_Diablo_Cody.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm EST