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

Robert Patrick sits down with Chris Hardwick to talk about his 30 plus years in the industry! They bond over both being from the south and the different type of southern accents and talk about his new role in the TV show Scorpion. Robert then talks about how his career started. He moved to LA and lived in his car while trying to pursue acting work. He had dropped out of college and moved to LA with no contacts or plan. He soon began acting in films for Roger Corman, which ultimately lead to an opportunity to audition for Die Hard 2. After an intensive and improv heavy audition process,Patrick was cast to play T-1000 in Terminator 2. This role would go on to define his career!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00 AM

Kevin Smith is back on The Nerdist! They talk about how much they loved the first time Kevin was on the show, where the famous Silent Bob trench coat came from, and how social media has had such an important impact on his career. He also talks about a Craigslist ad he read on his podcast one day. The ad was for a man who was willing to let someone stay in his home for free under the contingent that they wear a Walrus Suit. During the podcast, Kevin and Scott Moiser ended up breaking down the plot for a film based on this ad. Kevin pleaded with his listeners to tweet #walrusyes or #walrusno to him if they thought he should work on a script base don this idea. The idea was wildly popular and the result is his new movie TUSK!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00 AM

Ed Helms finally returns to the Nerdist! Ed reminisces about his days of watching Singled Out, his love of bluegrass music and the upcoming The Bluegrass Situation at The Ace Hotel in LA October 10th and 11th. They also talk about Ed's recent camping and rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. Ed is about to leave to star in the new “Vacation” movie in which he will play Clark Griswald's son Rusty who is grown up and taking his own kids on vacation. Ed is very excited to play a character in the Griswald family saga!

Direct download: Nerdist_571_-_Ed_Helms_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58 PM

Mira Sorvino is on The Nerdist podcast! She and Chris talk about being a true nerd in high school, coming up with the character of Romy in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, her time living in China and her new show Intruders on BBC America.

Direct download: Nerdist_570_-_Mira_Sorvino.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23 PM

Michael Sheen (and surprise guest Sarah Silverman!) sit down with Chris to talk about Michael’s great variation of characters, his goal of making Stephen King his best friend, the top three things Sarah hates and the new season of Masters of Sex. Chris also offers his theory on the Kraken, Michael talks about his work on Chris' favorite movie Underworld, and we discover Michael’s father’s unusual occupation!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:58 PM

Jason Biggs hangs out with Chris and Jonah to talk about how being a father has changed his life, getting in social media fights with his wife, and where he thinks the storyline of his character is going in Orange Is The New Black!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05 PM

Kristin Bauer van Straten hangs out with Chris to talk about the last season of True Blood, fans asking her to bite them at conventions, her love for animals, and what she is working on next!

Direct download: Nerdist_567_-_Kristin_Bauer_van_Straten.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00 PM

The boys are back for a hostful! Jonah has to have a mustache for a week, Chris talks about presenting at the Emmys, they talk about how much Robin Williams meant to them and Chris discusses becoming closer with his brother!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:06 AM

John and Drew Dowdle hang out with Chris to talk about what it’s like directing movies as brothers, growing up in Minnesota, how they were able to film in the actual Paris catacombs and more about their new movie As Above, So Below!

Direct download: Nerdist_565_-_Dowdle_Brothers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22 PM

Grant Morrison comes on The Nerdist to talk about how Comic Con has changed over the last 20 years, what is was like growing up in Scotland with American comics, his process for writing Batman and Superman and his new book Annihilator!

Direct download: Nerdist_564_-_Grant_Morrison.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49 PM