ID10T with Chris Hardwick
I am Chris Hardwick. This podcast used to be called Nerdist. Now it is not. It is still basically just me talking about stuff and things with my two nerdy friends Jonah Ray and Matt Mira when they’re available, and usually someone more famous and smarter than all of us. Swearing is still fun, so we still do that occasionally. I hope you like this new iteration which is the same as before, but if a name hangs you up unhealthily I’m sure you will not hesitate to unfurl your rage not only in the ‘reviews’ section but also now on all the various social media platforms that have popped up since we started in 2010, effectively murdering blogs.

Treat your ears to some hostful holiday goodness! The guys talk in some silly voices, Jonah shares another meaning of his name and Matt brought his guitar!

Direct download: Nerdist_301_-_Hostful.mp3
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Since Tom Lennon was the guest for episode #1, it's only appropriate that he returns for episode #300! Chris, Jonah and Matt return to Tom's house to see how things have changed since that first episode...

Direct download: Nerdist_300_-_Tom_Lennon_returns.mp3
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Voice actor extraordinaire Tom Kenny comes on the show to talk about doing silly voices, getting out of speeding tickets and how crappy Christmas songs can make you feel!

Direct download: Nerdist_299_-_Tom_Kenny.mp3
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Paul Gilmartin joins Chris, Matt and Jonah for the morning zoo to talk about feelings, making artwork out of old computers and how he decided to start his podcast about mental illness!

Direct download: Nerdist_298_-_Paul_Gilmartin.mp3
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WWE Champion CM Punk invites Chris into his home to teach him about wrestling! They also talk about being on The Talking Dead, acquiring injuries, and how the professional wrestling world has evolved over the years!

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The extremely hilarious and brilliant John Hodgman sits down with Chris talk about working in a video rental store, how dogs would use heroin and they come up with an idea on how to never have to sleep again!

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The extremely talented and wonderful Malcolm McDowell sits down with Chris to discuss the nostalgia of old Hollywood, his days on set of A Clockwork Orange and much more!

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The hilarious and talented Judd Apatow is finally on the podcast! He talks about growing up in a comedy environment, tells some stories from The Ben Stiller shows and how his real life has inspired his movies!

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Legendary musician Paul Williams sits down with the Nerdist guys to talk about his amazing career in music and entertainment and the documentary about his life, Still Alive!

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Demetri Martin is FINALLY on the podcast! Everyone talks about their disdain for technology, dressing inappropriately on dates and the preparation that goes into preparing a comedy special!

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The awesome Ron Perlman sits down with Chris and Matt! They talk about their old days as karaoke singers, the importance of your first tweet and how Ron got into acting!

Direct download: Nerdist_291_-_Ron_Perlman.mp3
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Fill up on your hostful for the week! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about movies they have recently seen, play DJ with their iPods, and Matt makes up an excuse for why he missed Chris's birthday party!

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One of our favorites, Maria Bamford, returns to the show! They talk about the similarities before comedy and relationships, her new stand up special and the seriousness of mental health!

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Chris, Matt and Jonah sit down with a legend! The amazing Mel Brooks comes on the show to tell some hilarious stories about pitching his movies, how he and Carl Reiner still get each other to laugh and much more!

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Pelle Almqvist and Vigilante Carlstroem from the amazing band The Hives were nice enough to sit down with Chris and Jonah before their show at The Wiltern! They talk about the differences between Sweden and Los Angeles, their musical influences, and drinking etiquette in different countries!

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The always hilarious Dave Attell returns to the Nerdist to talk about his favorite porns of all time, his new show Dave's Old Porn and some more stuff about porn!

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The hilarious Jimmy Kimmel is on the show! He sits down with Chris to reminisce about their glamorous days at KROQ, almost getting killed on the job and making his mark in the late night world!

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It's some more hostful fun to start your weekend! The Nerdist family sits down to talk about serious matters such as questionably named items on menus, the theme to Blossom and, of course, zombies!

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Screenwriter Max Landis sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about the realms of sanity, the different stages of writing and pitching scripts, and they discuss how falling in love and having to use the bathroom can feel similar!

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Comedy LEGENDS Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly and Sophie Winkleman sit down with Chris and Jonah to talk about their new project What About Dick, they share some stories from their various comedy careers, and just be insanely hilarious!

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The awesome Zach Braff is on the show! He sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about how he has the perfect name to say while burping, his love for photography, and growing up as a theater nerd!

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The hilarious and lovely Angela Kinsey hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about what happens when in a group of comedians, getting VIP tours at theme parks and Jonah defends penguins even though everyone else thinks they're kind of gross!

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All around awesome guy Kevin Bacon invites Chris and Jonah to visit him on set of his new show The Following in New York! Kevin talks about the dangers of New York City back in the day, how he turned Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon into something that helps people and his favorite roles he's done over his career!

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It's some hostful goodness to start your weekend right! Jonah talks about his new podcast Jonah Raydio, Matt talks about the new G4, and Chris talks about interior decorating!

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The amazing and brilliant Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to the Nerdist podcast! He enlightens us even more about current astronomy news and talks to Chris about the reality of Star Trek! Also, stay tuned for a special Halloween ghost story from Liam Lynch at the end!

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The wonderful Anthony Edwards invites Chris to his apartment to talk about his past roles from Revenge of the Nerds to Top Gun to Gotcha to ER to his new show, Zero Hour! Anthony also talks about traveling around the globe and the ways he is trying to make the world a better place!

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Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) come on the show to talk about their new movie Cloud Atlas! They talk about the different steps in adapting a book into a movie and we find out the real reason why British people are skeptical to be in American films! See Cloud Atlas, out in theaters, today, October 26th!

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Awesome filmmaker (and guy!) Darren Bousman comes on the show to talk about directing the Saw movies, Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil's Carnival, the rise of the horror movie industry and society's addiction to technology!

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This episode of Nerdist from NY Comic Con almost didn't happen! This amazing show at The Best Buy theater with Guillermo Del Toro, Joel Hodgson and Travis Beacham accidentally didn't get recorded, but then (thanks to the magic of iPhones and social media) we found someone who had recorded it from the audience. So now you get to hear it! Enjoy!

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It's more goodness from The Walking Dead for your ears! Andrew Lincoln sits down with Chris to talk about all the different sides of his character Rick Grimes in season 2, the arc of the storyline in the show and, of course, killing zombies!

WARNING! There are spoilers in this episode up through the end of season 2, but nothing about season 3!

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The ridiculously hilarious Andy Kindler is finally on the show! He joins Chris, Matt and Jonah for the live show in Toronto at the JFL42 festival. They talk about writing insulting jokes, make references that Canadians don't understand, and Andy works out some jokes!

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The king of interviews, Larry King is on the podcast! He sits down with Chris to talk about some of his most hilarious interviews, living his dream as a broadcaster and his love for making people laugh!

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With the return of The Walking Dead this weekend, who better to have on than Lauren Cohan?! She talks about how her character Maggie kills zombies, living as a nomad and where the cast of The Walking Dead hangs out when they're not fighting zombies!

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Musician, puppeteer, director, writer and all around awesome guy, Liam Lynch, sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about e-cigarettes, favorite music videos and creating songs for Sifl and Olly! Keep listening at the end for a special Dr. Who song by Liam!

Direct download: Nerdist_268_-_Liam_Lynch.mp3
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Tom Hanks! Tom. Motherf--king. Hanks. What more of a description do you NEED than that? Is the fact that we talk about Tom's career, NASA logos, Storage Wars, vintage typewriters and blasting caps going to influence your decision any further to enjoy this very special and hilariotastic episode?? Well I guess it should, because Tom made those all really fun things to talk about. And those rumors about his being the nicest most down-to-Earth fellow? ENTIRELY TRUE.

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Comic book writer from Man of Action Studios (Wildcats 3.0, Uncanny X-Men, Adventures of Superman and more!) Joe Casey sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah! Chris and Joe bond over living in Tennessee, Joe talks about creating comic books and Chris is super excited about his new car!

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Rich Sommer returns to the show! He talks about receiving Mad Men fan art, tells the story of meeting Sigourney Weaver and they ask Siri some questions!

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt stops by the show talk about the benefits of learning a dead language, his love for Dungeons & Dragons and playing a character who is trying to assassinate himself in Looper, out in theaters now!

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The wonderful Sara Watkins sits down with Chris, Matt and special guest host Paul F. Tompkins to talk about being a singer, songwriter AND fiddler. We also learn what the "F" stands for in Paul's name and Sara plays us a few songs at Bedrock Studios in LA!

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The magical (seriously, he's a magician!) Justin Willman sits down with the guys to talk about different magic tricks he has done over the years, what the magic community is like and Justin talks about his upcoming show at Club Nokia in LA on September 29th!

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Some hostful goodness to start off your week! Chris got his back waxed, Jonah talks about turning 30 and Andie Bolt comes on the show to talk about Dork Fork for a bit!

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Rob Burnett, EP of The Late Show with David Letterman, and Jon Beckerman, writer on Letterman, sit down with Chris to talk about working on the show for 20 years, how to write the perfect Top Ten list and their new movie "We Made This Movie!" They also talk about Chris's weird dreams about Johnny Carson, Bill Pullman's political possibilities and more!

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The delightful Anna Kendrick sits down with Chris to discuss how they met shooting the Ben Folds/Fraggles music video, the anxiety of being nominated for an Academy Award and they talk about their different tactics for arguing!

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Ben Folds comes on the podcast to talk about the new Nerdist-produced video we made with him and the Fraggles for the first track "Do It Anyway" from the new Ben Folds Five album "The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind" (which is amazing)! And stay tuned for a special bonus interview with someone super special at the end...

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Another Star Trek alum is on the show! Michael Dorn comes on the show to talk about playing Worf, fighter flying planes and eating root vegetables!

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It's one big comedian hangout on today's podcast! Brian Posehn, Pete Holmes, Fortune Feimster and Ron Funches sit down with Chris and Matt to talk about their upcoming show Comedy Mutant at Club Nokia Friday September 21st. They also share stories from the road, talk about hecklers and make each other laugh way too much!

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Musician, writer, spoken word artist, activist and all around AMAZING guy, Henry Rollins is on the show! He sits down with Chris, Jonah and Nerdtern Kyle Clark to talk about being a workaholic, the music industry and how Kyle and his family are such big Henry Rollins fans, they affectionately called him "Uncle Henry"!

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Hey Podcastinauts! "COPS: Skyrim" is a show on the Nerdist YouTube channel ( that I am thrilled we are putting out, having been obsessed with Skyrim since it came out last November (Dark Elf Mage, Level 46). When Bryan Basham (producer, "Death & Return of Superman") pitched this show to us I pleaded for a title song mash-up of "Bad Boys" and Skyrim's Dragon-tongued theme, "Dragonborn". Thanks to EG Music (Evan Goldman) it turned out even better than I had hoped. Since he made a full song that we only use a piece of on the show, I just wanted to share it in its entirety because I love it unnaturally so. I know this isn't a podcast ep in your feed, but I hope you enjoy this little bit of bonus Nerdist material nonetheless. Enjoy your goat leg burritos, and may your shouts grant you unrelenting force, young Dovahkiins! -ch

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John Barrowman drops by for a few minutes to talk about special in-flight services. When the hostful resumes, Chris has close-quarters social anxiety, Jonah recaps FYF Fest and Matt FINALLY sees Dark Knight Rises.

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Birbigs 3peats on the Nerdist Podcast to discuss his critically acclaimed new film "Sleepwalk With Me". Mild but not Earth-shattering spoilers ensue and in between jokes about using babies as camera phones the guys actually get into some uncharacteristically heavy relationship break-up talk. Could this be considered "a very special Nerdist Podcast"??? YOU DECIDE. And then rejoice in the powers of decision you have in the universe.

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The hilarious Harry Shearer comes on the show to talk about his amazing career, where ideas like Spinal Tap came from and we play a song from his new album Can't Take a Hint!

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It's some hostful goodness to start off your weekend! Everyone enjoys to some world music, Matt and Jonah argue about movies and Chris talks about going to Dr. Who premiere!

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Alton Brown sits down with Matt and Chris to talk all things food and cooking! They also talk about Dr. Who, of course, and how Alton flies his own planes!

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The amazing Steve Jones sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk Sex Pistols, Jonesy's Jukebox and what punk rock is all about. Also, find out who Jonesy has been in--the answers may surprise and delight you!

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Joel Hodgson hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to discuss Mystery Science Theater 3000! They also talk about how bad weather inspires creativity and Joel does an impression of Jonah doing an impression of Joel!

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It's some hostful goodness for your listening pleasure! Matt went on vacation near Los Angeles, Jonah talks about his quest to feed the homeless and Chris has two tickets to somewhere!

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The hilarious and wonderful Joan Rivers is FINALLY on the podcast! She sits down with Chris and Jonah to discuss her early days in comedy, her views on how the internet is changing the entertainment industry and how she earned her reputation in the comedy world!

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The extremely talented Carla Gugino sat down with Chris and Matt to talk about their love for Comic-Con, The Rock and her new series Political Animals and movie Hotel Noir!

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The amazing Dr. Demento was kind enough to take a break from his own show and come on the podcast! Chris and Jonah profess their love for the doctor, Dan Pasternack joins in the discussion of favorite comedy albums and Matt Bennett stops by a bit!

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The wonderful and hilarious Aisha Tyler returns to the show to talk and play video games with Chris and admit just how big a nerd she was as a kid!

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Live from Fitzgerald's in Houston, Texas it's Chris, Jonah and Matt! They talk about their favorite last lines of horror movies, talk to a teacher audience member and take some Quemments!

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Thomas Jane (and a special super cute guest of his) sit down with Chris and Matt to talk about Deep Blue Sea, the DIY revolution in the film industry and the Thomas's KickStarter for his video game Bad Planet!

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The always hilarious Will Ferrell came into our Meltdown studio to talk about the first 45 minutes of the movie Speed, tell some stories from Saturday Night Live and how he really wanted to take square-dancing classes as a kid!

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The amazing John Kricfalusi comes to our Nerdmelt space with Chris and Jonah to talk about Ren & Stimpy, working with Ralph Bakshi, Laverne & Shirley in Space and the time he and Bob Clampett hijacked a parade float. PLUS! More George Liquor? Hopefully! Go to Kickstarter to support Cans Without Labels right now!

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It's some hostful goodness for your ears! Chris and Matt discuss the mystery of ET video game, Jonah had his wisdom teeth taken out, and they talk about not caring about the Olympics!

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is finally on the podcast! Bill talks about his friendship with Carl Sagan, why science is the best idea EVER and a very special announcement about the return of the Science Guy videos!

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Gabe Diani & Etta Devine are a wonderfully hilarious comedy team and longtime friends of Chris (Nerdist Stand-Up Cluster 2). They ran a successful kickstarter campaign to make "Huck Finn: Robotic Edition" and are currently raising money to get their film "The Selling" a theatrical release. Because we have a lot of creative-y types who listen to the show, we brought them on to share their insight about making film, sketch comedy and books from scratch. They are the ultimate DIYers, so pull up a chair (or stand if you really feel like it) and take some notes. If you've been on the fence about making a thing you want to make, the time is now!

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Everyone is really excited actor and "British Podcast Ambassador" Richard Ayoade is on the show! They discuss their favorite Olympic sports, how British people deal with stress and how Richard got into directing music videos!

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The delightful and hilarious Michael McDonald stops by the show! He and Chris reminisce about their days at The Groundlings, the craft of learning improv, how he created characters for Mad TV and more!

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Everyone recaps their Comic-Con weekend, Jonah admits to sneaking into some parties and Chris and Jonah discuss Matt's charmed life!

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The always hilarious Greg Proops comes on the show to talk all sorts of things with Chris. They discuss history, appropriate man luggage, and social censorship!

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Did you get to enjoy the Nerdist Live at the Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego this past weekend? Well, even if you weren't there, now you can hear it! John Barrowman and Gary Dell'abate come on to discuss shitting in front of significant others, help take some Quemments and more!

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Hilarious comedian and friend Matt Braunger comes on the show to discuss addictions to chai tea, swearing at Disneyland and his new Comedy Central special Shovel Fighter!

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It's some hostful goodness for your listening pleasure! Chris, Jonah and Matt talk about running in "Course of the Force", Matt went on "vacation" and Jonah talks about a new band he's listening to!

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THE LeVar Burton is finally on the show! Chris and Matt geek out with questions about Star Trek: The Next Generation, they ponder why Geordi never got any action on the show, and LeVar talks about the affect Roots had on his life!

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The hilarious Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein tell us how they come up with ideas for "Portlandia", Fred talks about his days in the Blue Man Group and we learn that old people love listening to The Nerdist!

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Get ready to hear some impressions, voices and bits! Billy West and John DiMaggio come on the show to fake some calls, do voices from Futurama and tell some hilarious stories!

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Jonah talks about bad songs to play at weddings, everyone talks about their Comic-Con plans and Chris has an idea for a new one man show!

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Harley Morenstein comes on the podcast to talk bacon, bacon and more bacon. There's also talk about how he started Epic Meal Time, Matt invents a sandwich, and Tyler Lemco, also of Epic Meal Time, hangs out for a bit, too!

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James Gunn comes on the podcast to talk about his new video game "Lollipop Chainsaw", everyone talks about their coffee addictions and talk about all their favorite TV shows right now!

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The hilarious and wonderful Mary Lynn Rajskub comes on the show! She catches up on her friendship with Chris, tells stories from her waitress days at The Hard Rock Cafe, and sings a little song!

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Jonah shares a conspiracy theory, Chris makes an announcement about a sporting event he is going to partake in and some of your Quemments are answered!

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Jorge Garcia (Hurley from LOST and fan of this very podcast!) sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about strange vending machines, his career journey to LOST and living in Hawaii!

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!! It's a special episode with Chris's dad (and Hall of Fame professional bowler), Billy Hardwick! It's a longer episode, but a great and personal one full of stories about the pro bowlers' tour, Hardwick family origins, overcoming anxiety, pursuing passions and more!

Direct download: Nerdist_219_-_Billy_Hardwick.mp3
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It's the fun filled live show from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles! Andy Richter tells some funny stories, Dave Hill shreds on his guitar and The Duke Spirit play a few songs! This episode is brought to you by Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

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Ray Romano and his friend and touring partner Tom Caltabiano sit down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about their new documentary 95 Miles to Go, their beginnings in comedy and Ray tells the story of where the name "Everybody Loves Raymond" came from!

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The hilarious twins Randy and Jason Sklar come on to talk sports (yes, sports!) with Matt, they come up with cat based web video and discuss their new show United Stats of America, now on The History Channel!

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Another fun filled hostful episode! Matt got a new guitar and plays some songs, Jonah and Chris sing along, and Jonah talks about a recent movie he saw!

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Chris, Matt and Jonah sit down with Aaron Paul in the back of a bowling alley in New Mexico to talk about all the exciting things to do in Albuquerque, his days as a radio mascot and, of course, Breaking Bad! Watch Aaron and the rest of the Breaking Bad cast bowl on All Star Celebrity Bowling at!

Direct download: Nerdist_214_-_Aaron_Paul.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Chris sits down with Eric McCormack on Broadway! Eric talks about his new play The Best Man, his knack for recognizing actors only from their obscure roles and how watching cartoons has inspired him!

Direct download: Nerdist_213_-_Eric_McCormick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23am EDT

The guys interrogate each other live in Phoenix, Arizona! And Brent Spiner joins the show to talk about deciding between Night Court and Star Trek, cop shows in the 1970's, and the art of doing impressions!

Direct download: Nerdist_212_-_Brent_Spiner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

Billy Eichner talks about growing up from a strange, fat, Jewish kid in New York to having his own show, Funny or Die's Billy on the Streets! There's also talk about destination weddings, Jonah brags about reading and Billy tells some hilarious stories from his show!

Direct download: Nerdist_211_-_Billy_Eichner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

Longtime friend and comedian Scott Aukerman comes on the show to talk about his new show Comedy Bang Bang on IFC, the dangers of the 'cough button' while recording and reminisce about the past with Chris!

Direct download: Nerdist_210_-_Scott_Aukerman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

The hilarious Ana Gasteyer sits down to talk about her start with Groundlings, the comedic differences between stand up and improv and being on the show "Suburgatory"! This episode is brought to you by Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

Direct download: Nerdist_209_-_Ana_Gasteyer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

Treat your ears to some hostful goodness, with beats provided by Jonah and Matt, answers to your Quemments, and Jonah tells us the origin of zombies!

Direct download: Nerdist_208_-_Hostful.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58am EDT

Michael Emerson endures much LOST-nerding from Chris and Jonah. The conversation drifts into intense character acting, potentially casting Michael as a sentient house, and fond Hawaiian memories.

Direct download: Nerdist_207_-_Michael_Emerson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17am EDT

The amazing, hilarious and very talented Tina Fey is on the podcast! Chris talks to her about the difficulties of driving in New York City and how she balances writing movies, TV shows, acting and having a family all at once! Also, the penile special fx from 1983's "Sleepaway Camp" are THOROUGHLY dissected...

Direct download: Nerdist_206_-_Tina_Fey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12am EDT

Neuroscientist and science educator, Cara Santa Maria, sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about asking strange questions at museums, how Cara teaches science to non-scientists, and where conscientiousness  comes from!

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Direct download: Nerdist_205_-_Cara_Santa_Maria.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41am EDT

Matt and Jonah reminisce about some bad Chinese food they ate in Boston, everyone talks about the recent loss of MCA from The Beastie Boys, and Matt's stomach is still very upset.  

Direct download: Nerdist_204_-_Gersberms.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

The immensely talented John Lithgow sits down with Chris in NYC to talk about how he got into acting, his appreciation and love for the art of comedy and his role in The Columnist, now on Broadway! This episode is brought to you by Click on the radio microphone and enter Nerdist to start a no risk trial and get a bonus offer worth $110!

Direct download: Nerdist_203_-_John_Lithgow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT