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.

CM Punk returns to the Nerdist for a live show at The Balboa Theater during 2014 San Diego Comic Con! CM Punk tells the story about the one and only time he ever ran a marathon, Matt really wants a Starfleet uniform and they take quemments from the audience!

Direct download: Nerdist_553_-_CM_Punk_at_SDCC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

Hilarious fellow Nerdist network podcaster Todd Glass laughs it up with Chris and Jonah! Todd talks about writing his book The Todd Glass Situation and the relief that overcame him after he came out, and the guys do sad spit takes!

Direct download: Nerdist_552_-_Todd_Glass_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Actor/filmmaker Eli Roth sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about the importance of release dates for horror films, doing his own Milgram experiment, how babysitting prepared him to be a director and the new season of Hemlock Grove!

Direct download: Nerdist_551_-Eli_Roth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

The immensely talented Guillermo del Toro sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about what he thinks is the real magic of film, the importance of letting movies develop naturally, he tells the story of his father being kidnapped when he was young and the current movies he produced Crimson Peak, The Book of Life and FX's The Strain!

Direct download: Nerdist_550_-_Guillermo_del_Toro_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Comedian Guy Branum and Chris talk about how excited their 15 year old selves would be about their current lives, how he decided to become a comedian, his solace in being able to be open about his sexuality and the importance of doing the things that make you happy!

Direct download: Nerdist_549_-_Guy_Branum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

The hilarious Superego guys: Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville and Paul F. Tompkins, talk about the return of Superego, they try to figure out who in the group is god, they spoil numerous old movies for each other and announce the permanent addition of Paul F. Tompkins to the group!

Direct download: Nerdist_548_-_Superego.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Comedy legend Carol Leifer chats with Chris and Jonah about the time she opened up for the Beach Boys, how she transitioned from stand up to writing on Seinfeld, she tries to convince Chris to get into slot machines and they talk about her book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying!

Direct download: Nerdist_547_-_Carol_Leifer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

Co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian sits down with Chris to discuss where he thinks the future of the internet is headed, his 92 year old grandfather doing an AMA, the evolution of Reddit and the seriousness of net neutrality!

Direct download: Nerdist_546_-_Alexis_Ohanian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

The amazing Andy Serkis sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about what lead him to acting, his start and the process of motion capture acting, directing second unit on The Hobbit and The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!

Direct download: Nerdist_545_-_Andy_Serkis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

Nerdist News’ own Jessica Chobot hangs out with Chris to talk about how Chris is responsible for Jessica meeting her husband, the ups and downs of being a new mom, being goth in high school and hosting Nerdist News!

Direct download: Nerdist_544_-_Jessica_Chobot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

The wonderful and talented Alfred Molina sits down with Chris to talk about how he interprets the success of his career, playing the bad guy in so many movies, hanging out in Doctor Octopus gear while on set of Spider-man 2, and his new show, Matador!

Direct download: Nerdist_543_-_Alfred_Molina.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

The hilarious Nick Thune hangs out with Chris and Jonah! They talk about Nick being in bands when he was younger, they tell stories of pranks they have pulled on people, the time Nick got cat-fished and his newest special Folk Hero!

Direct download: Nerdist_542_-_Nick_Thune.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT