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.

Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia chat with Chris and Jonah about how they balance making a TV show and having kids, how their senses of humor complement each other, and creating a TV show based on characters and not premise. They also talk about getting Danny DeVito on the show, the many other projects they are working on, and the new season of Always Sunny!

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It's some LIVE hostful goodness! Chris, Matt and Jonah do a hostful live at SF Sketchfest and talk about Jonah's recent trip to New Orleans, the time Matt thought he was having a heart attack and they talk about how far they have come since they started the podcast. Then they take Quemments from the audience!

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Physicist Brian Cox chats with Chris and Matt about what made him want to get into science, his views on extraterrestrial life in our galaxy and his upcoming tour the Infinite Monkey Cage Live. Eric Idle also sits in and talks about how they met, his views on science and they all discuss different theories for what the universe is!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT

Sleater-Kinney talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about where to live in Portland, the time Jonah embarrassed himself in front of Janet and getting the band back together. They also talk about their new album No Cities to Love and their current tour!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

Simon Helberg chats with Chris and Jonah about getting the role on Big Bang Theory, working so hard he lost 15 pounds and differentiating himself from his character on TV. He also talks about making his new movie We’ll Never Have Paris based on a true story of him and his wife!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

Scott Aukerman returns to the Nerdist to talk about turning his podcast Comedy Bang Bang into a TV show, how he came up with the idea, and writing jokes for the President on Between Two Ferns. He also teases the new season of Comedy Bang Bang and the Mr. Show reunion!

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Comedian Ari Shaffir chats with Chris and Matt about their early days of comedy in Los Angeles, all the crazy stuff he has seen being a regular at The Comedy Store, and why he is no longer religious. He also talks about his newest special Paid Regular and his new TV show This Is Not Happening!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi chat with Chris and Matt about doing comedy back in New Zealand, and Jemaine talks a bit about Flight of the Conchords and working too much. They also talk about the making of their new movie What We Do in the Shadows!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Jeff Bridges just can't get enough of the Nerdist! He returns for a third time to talk about the books he created from pictures on set, the pictures he took for Seventh Son and how he makes long interview days fun. He also talks about his new sleeping tapes and his role in Seventh Son. And everyone has a relaxing meditation break!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT

David Cross returns to the podcast and talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about the new Virgin Airlines safety video, accidentally getting booked to do stand up at a religious school and bringing back Mr. Show. He also talks about his new film and directional debut HITS!

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Pauly Shore talks to Chris and Matt about growing up among legendary comedians in The Comedy Store, Chris and Pauly remember their early days at MTV and his movies such as Biodome, Encino Man and more. They also talk about Pauly’s documentary Pauly Shore Stands Alone and his podcast Pauly Shore's Interested!

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Paul Williams is back for a three-peat, along with friend Tracey Jackson! Paul and Tracey talk about how they met in the early '80s and about their new book Gratitude and Trust. They also talk about getting sober, realizing what is important in life, and how to be the best person you can possibly be!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT