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

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme (Super Troopers, Beerfest) hang out with Chris to talk about the embarrassing TV shows they secretly love, they discuss their starts in the comedy world, Chris keeps changing his accent and they talk about sealing the deal on Super Troopers 2! They also talk about their podcast Chewin' It where they talk to guests and old friends and do solo episodes talking about the details of filmmaking and how they came up with ideas for their movies!

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Dan Harmon and Neil Berkeley are on the podcast! Chris and Dan talk about the never-released first episode of the podcast that Dan did, he talks about the drama that surrounded his show Community and they bond over nerdy movies they watched when they were teens. Dan and Neil talk about their upcoming documentary Harmontown, how it came to be, how the story arc changed while filming and the self-realization that Dan experienced and how he is trying to make himself better!

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It’s more hostful fun! Matt won’t stop talking about the two Dave Matthews Band concerts he went to over the weekend, Jonah un-ironically loves the Waterworld show at Universal Studios, and they talk about what they all have been up to in the past few weeks!

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The hilarious Nick Frost is on the podcast! He hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about his fascination with "butter dogs," why he thinks he is so good at bowling, and the perks of being a knight. They also come up with a great TV show idea called What's All This, Then?, Nick talks about the children's book he is currently writing, and he talks about his new movie The Boxtrolls! Plus, Matt's got an iPhone 6 Plus, there's NSFW talk about, well, several different things from the East, Edgar Wright's "foppish" bowling style is noted, there are Fleshlights galore, and the guys imagine the Klan on the moon and Hitler in color.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:28 PM

Actor, club owner, and puppet enthusiast David Arquette sits down with Chris and Jonah to chat about growing up in LA and the finer points of choosing an LA strip club! They also talk about working in the entertainment business for over 25 years, getting self conscious in auditions, how growing up in an abusive home has molded him into the person he is today, and his show Cleaners on Crackle.com!

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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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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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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!

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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.

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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