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

Matt Braunger (comedian, Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger) returns to the Nerdist! He chats with Chris and Matt about people who have sex with inanimate objects, growing a beard after quitting a job and what movies and TV shows still hold up today. They also talk about Matt's newest special Big Dumb Animal and writing jokes inspired by break ups!

Direct download: Nerdist_740_-_Matt_Braunger_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Brian Grazer talks with Chris about his new book A Curious Mind and how having a curious mind himself has changed his career. They also talk about the many films and tv shows that Brian has created, how he comes up with stories and how important it is to stay grateful!

Direct download: Nerdist_739_-_Brian_Grazer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

Andy Daly (comedian, Review) returns to the podcast! They start out telling Katie which episodes of The Twilight Zone to watch, they find out they both auditioned for The Intern and talk about what they were like in high school. Andy also gives a preview of some of his characters and they talk about the second season of his show Review!

Direct download: Nerdist_738_-_Andy_Daly_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

Morena Baccarin (Gotham, Homeland) talks with Chris and Matt about filming Gotham in New York, what studying at Juilliard was like and being a mom in show business. She also talks about being Brazilian, how Brazilian culture differs from American culture and the upcoming season of Gotham!

Direct download: Nerdist_737_-_Morena_Baccarin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Rob Lowe (The West Wing, Wayne’s World, Parks and Rec) talks to Chris about the first time they ever met, tips for a successful marriage, and being an actor in the '80s. They also talk about Rob’s wish to be in a western, Parks and Rec getting nominated for an Emmy, and his new show The Grinder!

Direct download: Nerdist_736_-_Rob_Lowe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

Felicia Day (Geek and Sundry, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Chris bond over their love of all things HGTV, playing Skyrim, and what got Felicia into tabletop games. Felicia also talks about being a woman in the gaming world, what’s new at Geek and Sundry, and her book You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)!

Direct download: Nerdist_735_-_Felicia_Day_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

Brian Regan (comedian) chats with Chris about getting his start as a stand-up, how comedic preferences differ in people and how his comedy has influenced other comedians. He also gives a taste of what a dirty Brian Regan joke might sound like and talks about his upcoming live Comedy Central special on September 26th at 9pm!

Direct download: Nerdist_734_-_Brian_Regan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Andrea Savage (The Hotwives of Orlando, Step Brothers) chats with Chris and Jonah about her and Chris’ relationship, what it’s really like being a mom, and how they find they can’t watch comedy anymore. They also talk about what Andrea has been up to since they last saw her, and her newest movie Sleeping With Other People!

Direct download: Nerdist_733_-_Andrea_Savage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm EST

Shirley Manson (musician, Garbage) talks with Chris about the rise of Garbage’s popularity, what makes Scots so unique, and breaking rules at sushi restaurants. She also talks about what it’s like going from indie band to mainstream band, dealing with success, and Garbage’s upcoming tour and new album!

Direct download: Nerdist_732_-_Shirley_Manson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) and Ed Zwick (director, Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) talk with Chris about the story of Bobby Fischer, the making of Pawn Sacrifice and how his childhood may have led to his mental instability. They also talk about the stigma of mental illness, being dads in show business and Tobey talks about playing Peter Parker in Spider-Man!

Direct download: Nerdist_731_-_Tobey_Maguire_and_Ed_Zwick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EST