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ID10T with Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick
1118 episodes
This podcast may contain explicit content.

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.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

Billy Crystal Is Here Today!

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! O…

Hakeem Oluseyi Returns

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" …

Kevin Bacon Is Back-On!

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 during the pandemic. Chec…

Ben Falcone

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!

Erica Rhodes

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…

Alan Tudyk Returns

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 his show "Resident Alien…

Robert Kirkman #5

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

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 o…

Lou Diamond Phillips

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 dire…

Eve Hewson

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!

Khary Payton

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. 28t…

John Chester - The Biggest Little Farm

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 Life. Eve…

Elisabeth Shue

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 very cool, kind, and open…

Matthew McConaughey

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 ne…

Chris Columbus

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, …

Bryan Cranston #3

Bryan Cranston returns to the podcast and opens up to Chris about having had COVID-19, de-stressing in a stressful world, and the joys of launching "Dos Hombres"--a Mezcal business--with former co-star (and former podcast guest) Aaron Paul. Bryan's new show "Your Honor" is airing now on Showtime !

Karl Urban

Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, The Boys) chats with Chris about life in New Zealand during the pandemic, making movies and TV shows down there, and he shares some good fatherhood wisdom. Also, there's some great Star Trek talk! Seasons 1 and 2 of The Boys are on Amazon right now!

Nick Frost Returns

Nick Frost returns to the podcast! Nick and Chris chat about horror films, the process of writing them, and the experience of watching them growing up in the 80s. Nick's new show with Simon Pegg is called "Truth Seekers" and it's on Amazon right now!

Lin Shaye Returns

Lin Shaye is back on the podcast! She and Chris talk about keeping up their creativity during the pandemic, what pigeons can teach us about life, the joys and frustrations of gardening, and what she misses most about being on set. They also talk about her legendary career, their love of horror movi…

Cheap Old Houses with Elizabeth and Ethan Finkelstein!

Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein started the amazing and wildly successful Instagram feed @CheapOldHouses which showcases architectural gem homes under $100,000. It was an offshoot of CircaOldHouses.com, which itself has stunning (albeit more expensive) homes for sale, many of which are historical. …

Elizabeth Marvel

Elizabeth Marvel (Fargo, True Grit, new show Helstrom) chats with Chris about embracing technology, what following the Grateful Dead on tour taught her about performing, and what it’s like living on a farm during the pandemic. Elizabeth also talks about her son’s obsession with Stan Lee, venturing …

Alan Arkin

The legendary Alan Arkin (Kominsky Method, Argo, Little Miss Sunshine, Slums of Beverly Hills, Glengarry Glen Ross, The In-Laws, and a million other amazing things) is on the podcast! He and Chris talk about meditation and self-reflection, his early days at Second City, and his new memoir "Out of M…

John Cleese Returns

The legendary John Cleese is back on the podcast! John and Chris talk about John’s process for writing his new book "Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide", how perfectionism roadblocks art, and how to set up an environment that fosters creativity. John also remembers the late Graham Chapman and r…

Jane Seymour

The wonderful Jane Seymour chats with Chris about keeping busy during the pandemic, turning obstacles into opportunities, the possibility of creating a Bob Ross-style painting show, and how a near death experience many years ago shifted her perspective. Jane's new movie "The War with Grandpa" is in…

Corey Taylor Returns

Corey Taylor of Slipknot returns to the podcast! Corey has a new solo album out Oct. 2 called "CMFT" and it provides a jumping-off point for the conversation about growing in new directions while honoring your existing audience, not being afraid to try to things, and being true to yourself. Also Ch…

Chase Morrill

Chase Morrill--from your new favorite show Maine Cabin Masters--chats with Chris about life in Maine, how he built a home restoration company with his family and friends that became a show, the process of crafting renovation projects around personal stories, and how he wants to inspire people to bu…

Lamorne Morris

Lamorne Morris (New Girl, Game Night) chats with Chris about taking time to slow down while stuck in quarantine, their shared lack of tattoos, and air travel during a pandemic. Lamorne's new show Woke is streaming on Hulu now!

Erin Moriarty

Erin Moriarty ("The Boys") and Chris have a wonderful discussion about mindfulness, Stoicism, and Eckhart Tolle. Also, some good tips for lighting a room for Zoom calls, staying productive while staying at home, and how to personalize your space without overspending! "The Boys" Season 2 is streamin…

John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo talks about his incredible 30-year career as a comedian and actor, how he was driven to pave his own way because of the underrepresentation of Latinx culture in the entertainment business, and what he learned from working with some of the greatest directors in cinema as he expands hi…

Tom Lennon #7

Tom Lennon returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about quarantine hair, Tom tells a story about telling Clint Eastwood a joke and the time he bought hundreds of copies of Dianetics. They also talk about meeting extremely famous people, Chris and Tom play around on their guitars and Tom talks ab…