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

Hakeem Oluseyi (astrophysicist) talks to Chris about how he got his start in science, hosting science shows on TV, and how they are finding ways to travel through space faster. They then talk about how diverse the universe is, how he went from being in gangs to being a scientist, giving kids a chance to learn science who might not learn it elsewhere, and changing the world of science for other black scientists.

Direct download: Nerdist_813_-_Hakeem_Oluseyi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

Maria Bamford returns to the podcast for a third time! She chats with Chris about getting married recently, how she and her husband make it work and struggles with mental illness. She also talks about her new show Lady Dynamite, how the show came to happen and how she got it to reflect her personality and voice so well! 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:51pm EDT

Enjoy some hostful goodness this week! The guys talk about the new podcast studio, how Jonah messed up a gift he gave to Chris a while back and Jonah talks about Hidden America coming out. Matt tells the story of his bike being stolen, Jonah and Matt get into a heated debate and Chris talks about his latest special! Also, Matt goes to the bathroom and Jonah tells a secret about him.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

Chuck Lorre and Mayim Bialik talk to Chris and Matt about how Chuck got his start in television, Mayim’s career in science and television and Chuck’s time working as a musician. They then talk about Chuck writing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme song, inspiring girls to work in science and what life is like on the set of Big Bang Theory!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) returns to the Nerdist for a third time! He talks with Chris and Matt about the backlash over the end of the recent season of The Walking Dead, they speculate who Negan did kill and how Robert never expected to have such a successful TV show. They then talk about what to expect next from the show, Robert’s new show Outcast and Robert talks about his hatred of feet. Matt and Robert also get into a debate about Star Trek! *WARNING: There are The Walking Dead season 6 spoilers!*

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

Duncan Jones (director, MoonWarcraft) chats with Chris about how the physical world of Warcraft came alive, what he learned by going to film school and the time he did a commercial for the UK Singled Out. They also talk about working on Moon, the recent passing of his father and the responsibilities of being a director. They also come up with ideas for horror films made with babies!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

It’s another hostful! Jonah talks about his recent trip to New York, Chris asks Jonah how he is feeling since his recent physical and Chris talks about meeting Kelsey Grammer and Tim Cook. They then get in a debate about self-driving cars, they talk about what they thought of the Oscars and they sing the All In The Family theme song. Jonah also judges Chris and Matt’s jokes and Chris comes up with the term “Happiness Period”!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:53pm EDT

Colin Farrell (In Bruges, Minority Report, Phone Booth) chats with Chris about his character in his newest movie The Lobster, working with director Yorgos Lanthimos and how he thinks he is perceived as an actor and a person. Then they talk about how being a father has changed Colin’s perspective on life, the idea of writing a book or script and searching for meaning in life!

Direct download: Nerdist_806_-_Colin_Farrell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

Anthony Mackie (Avengers, The Hurt Locker) talks to Chris and Matt about the Marvel universe and how much they all loved Captain America: Civil War, and Anthony and Matt debate over the New England Patriots. They then decide who would be good for a Trading Places reboot, they debate boxers or briefs, and they talk about his role of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the HBO movie All The Way!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs, Contact, Panic Room) talks to Chris about growing up an actress, her role in Taxi Driver as a teenager and how she made sure to be responsible. She also talks about the differences between acting and directing, her insecurities and what movies she has worked on have been her favorites. See the latest movie she directed Money Monster, in theaters May 13!

 

Direct download: Nerdist_804_-_Jodie_Foster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am EDT