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.

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!

Direct download: Nerdist_263_-_Sara_Watkins.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Nerdist_262_-_Justin_Willman.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Nerdist_261_-_Hostful.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Nerdist_260_-_Rob_Burnett_and_Jon_Beckerman.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Nerdist_259_-_Anna_Kendrick.mp3
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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...

Direct download: Nerdist_258_-_Ben_Folds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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!

Direct download: Nerdist_257_-_Michael_Dorn.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Nerdist_256_-_Comedy_Mutant.mp3
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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"!

Direct download: Nerdist_255_-_Henry_Rollins.mp3
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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

Direct download: BAD_DOVAKHIINS_-_EG_MUSIC.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Nerdist_254_-_hostful.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Nerdist_253_-__Birbigs_3peat.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Nerdist_252_-_Harry_Shearer_1.mp3
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