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

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!

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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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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!

 

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Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal TapWhen Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride) talks to Chris and Matt about working with so many comedy legends, his time writing on The Smother Brothers and he tells a few stories of his father's friendship with Mel Brooks. He then talks about how he first read The Princess Bride and the journey to making it into a movie, and his documentary Being Charlie which is based on the real life addiction his son went through!

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones, Oblivion) talks to Chris and Matt about what shows he watched growing up in Denmark, how the rest of the world views Americans and Matt won’t stop talking about the new Shake Shack in Hollywood. Nikolaj then talks about growing up in a small Danish farming town, what made him want to be an actor and what makes Jaime Lannister likable. They also talk about the immediate success of Game of Thrones and come up with a spinoff called The Lannister Family Variety Hour!

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Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain talk to Chris about the weird questions that every interviewer asks, Hemsworth talks about all the deadly creatures in Australia and they talk about learning their family ancestries. They also talk about how much fun they had on set of The Huntsman: Winter's War, Hemsworth talks about having twin boys and Jessica talks about her pattern of playing dark and troubled characters. See them in The Huntsman: Winter’s War!

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Judd Apatow (director, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris, Matt and Jonah about what makes a successful movie in today's society, how comedy movies have changed since the 80's and what is was like working with the late Garry Shandling. Judd also talks about his time working on The Ben Stiller Show, why he started doing stand up again and how he is juggling stand up with directing! Go see Judd at the Balboa Theater in San Diego this Thursday April 21st!

 

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Sir Patrick Stewart just can't get enough of the Nerdist Podcast! He talks to Chris and Matt about how the knighting process works, filming his second season of Blunt Talk and his first job writing for a newspaper. He then talks about auctioning off all his Star Trek scripts and the battle to get one of his Captain Jean-Luc Picard uniforms. Sir Patrick talks about his new movie Green Room, how scared he was reading the script and his work with the charities Refuge and Combat Stress.

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Gary Oldman (Batman series, The Professional, Sid and Nancy) chats with Chris about the highs and lows of being an actor, how he does not want to act in films he directs and being reunited with Kevin Costner for their new film Criminal. He also talks about the interesting experience playing Harvey Lee Oswald in JFK, how sobriety has affected his career and his friendship with the late David Bowie.

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Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Moon, Galaxy Quest) talks with Chris about growing up in San Francisco, the sequel to Galaxy Quest that almost happened and what they would say on Bill Murray’s voicemail. They also talk about method acting, they explain to the listeners how to use a Thomas Guide and how Sam prepared for his roles in Moon. Sam also talks about acting out Hamlet in public and his new movie Mr. Right!

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