ID10T with Chris Hardwick

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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.

Michael Cudlitz Returns June 21, 2021
Michael Cudlitz (Walking Dead, The Kids Are Alright, Clarice) returns to the podcast to talk about choosing roles that allow him to live a balanced life and working through quarantine. Chris and Michael also talk about going to Disneyland in the 1900s! His current show, "Clarice", is on Paramount+ right …
Lisa Edelstein June 12, 2021
Lisa Edelstein (House, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce) has a wonderful chat with Chris about acting, directing, and learning how to find things that are meaningful to you. Lisa also talks about growing up as the youngest child, her time in the New York City club scene in the 80s, and …
Garret Dillahunt May 29, 2021
Garret Dillahunt chats with Chris about the best Zoom etiquette, dealing with negativity, and the importance of believing in yourself. They also go deep into Deadwood talk and OF COURSE cover some Fear the Walking Dead stuff (spoiler warning!). Garret’s new movie Army of the Dead is on Netflix right …
Sean Hayes May 22, 2021
Sean Hayes joins Chris to talk about the world of podcasting, feeling weird at fancy parties, getting a "busy" signal on the landlines of yesteryear, and how Sean started out as a concert pianist. Sean now has not one but TWO podcasts! Smartless, which he co-hosts with Jason Bateman and …
Darren Lynn Bousman is back on the podcast talking about his new film "Spiral: From the Book of Saw" starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson! There is also much talk of horror films, horror props, and the best way to acquire the aforementioned props when you are a director. …
Billy Crystal returns to the podcast! He talks about breaking into stand-up, his first "Tonight Show" appearance in 1975, and maintaining a successful career/life balance. His new movie is called "Here Today" and he co-wrote, directed and co-stars in it with Tiffany Haddish. It's in theaters now! OH and a …
Astrophysicist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about science education, the Mars Curiosity Rover, and cross-pollinating your career with different interests. Hakeem also talks about his upcoming memoir, "A QUANTUM LIFE: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars" out June 15th and the …
Kevin Bacon Is Back-On! April 24, 2021
Kevin Bacon and Chris chat about their love of guitars, practice routines, and how live shows might change as things begin to open back up. Kevin also talks about the audition process, watching dailies as an actor, and how he and his wife Kyra Sedgwick made a movie at home …
Ben Falcone April 16, 2021
Writer/Director/Actor Ben Falcone joins Chris to talk about spending the pandemic in Australia, getting his start at The Groundlings, his marriage to Melissa McCarthy, working with your spouse, and Jason Bateman's crab arms in their new movie "Thunder Force", now on Netflix! See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy …
Erica Rhodes April 10, 2021
Comedian Erica Rhodes joins Chris to talk about doing stand-up during the pandemic, the re-opening of comedy clubs, their wishlist of plans once life is back to normal, doing @midnight, Erica's cello skills, and filming her newest comedy special at the Rose Bowl, "La Vie en Rhodes", available April 13th …
Alan Tudyk Returns April 3, 2021
Alan Tudyk is back on the podcast! He and Chris talk about the joys of moving, turning 50, collecting vintage science art, and what life in Canada is like. They also riff on Alan's amazing voiceover skills, come up with ideas for his Star Wars U character K-2SO, and discuss …
Robert Kirkman #5 March 26, 2021
Robert Kirkman is back on the podcast! Right out of the gate there is much talk about 1986's animated classic "The Transformers: The Movie" and how it actually influenced The Walking Dead. On the topic of TWD, Kirkman shares his original (but unused) ending for the comics. Also, whatever happened …
Christina Hendricks March 19, 2021
Christina Hendricks and Chris reminisce about the days of dining at restaurants and the beginnings of reacclimating to public spaces after the last year. The conversation also covers Christina's passion for interior design, her time on Mad Men, and the new season of Good Girls, which airs Sundays on NBC! …
Lou Diamond Phillips March 10, 2021
Lou Diamond Phillips chats with Chris about his cross-country trip last year, his love of directing, his prolific resume, and how quickly his life changed after 1987's "La Bamba". Lou also talks about working simultaneously in TV, film, and theater, and how his love of The Walking Dead lead to …
Eve Hewson March 4, 2021
Eve Hewson chats with Chris about her new show Behind Her Eyes, their shared love of Ireland, and Chris & Lydia’s dream to rehab an old Irish castle. Behind Her Eyes is a really great and eerie psychological thriller that's available on Netflix right now! See Privacy Policy at …
Khary Payton Feb. 18, 2021
Khary Payton (The Walking Dead, Teen Titans Go!) have a great catch-up that covers everything from starting an instrument later in life, surfing, skiing, finding your purpose, and a little show called "The Walking Dead", which returns to AMC (along with its energetic cousin "Talking Dead") Feb. 28th and AMC+ …
John Chester (The Biggest Little Farm) talks to Chris about what inspired him and his wife to start a farm, how they turned it into an incredible documentary, and the many life lessons that came from it. Topics range from sustainability and soil science to existentialism and the Circle of …
Elisabeth Shue Jan. 20, 2021
Elisabeth Shue is a fantastic guest on the podcast! As someone who has been in some of the most iconic pop culture touchstones (Karate Kid, Back to the Future II & III, Adventures in Babysitting, Leaving Las Vegas, The Boys) there's a lot to talk about. In addition, she is …
Matthew McConaughey Dec. 31, 2020
Matthew McConaughey is the dang best! In this super fun conversation, MM chats with Chris about learning how to go with the flow, living with technology, self-awareness, his initially quick rise to fame, how he "unbranded" to "rebrand", and maintaining that ever-important work/life balance. His new memoir is entitled "Greenlights", …
Chris Columbus Dec. 21, 2020
Writer/Director Chris Columbus (Gremlins, Home Alone, Goonies, Harry Potter) joins Chris and tells some fantastic stories about working on some of your favorite movies! Chris C also talks about how a chance moment with Steven Spielberg launched his career, why infusing heart into a story is vital, and how difficult …