ID10T with Chris Hardwick

by 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.

  

Latest Episodes

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 new memoir is entitled "Greenlights", is available now, and we recommend listening to him reading it for the audiobook!


Audio Download

Posted on 31 December 2020 | 4:23 am


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, and how difficult it can be to connect with one's own successes. He also talks about directing Kurt Russell in "The Christmas Chronicles 2", which is on Netflix right now!


Audio Download

Posted on 21 December 2020 | 5:09 am


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 !


Audio Download

Posted on 13 December 2020 | 3:46 pm


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!


Audio Download

Posted on 29 November 2020 | 2:32 am


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!


Audio Download

Posted on 21 November 2020 | 2:20 am


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 movies and her new film, "The Call", now available on VOD. Also see Lin in "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels" which is out now on the Showtime app!


Audio Download

Posted on 6 November 2020 | 6:51 am


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. Chris was a huge fan of both of these so he invited them on to talk preservation, restoration, and finding that special quality in a home that speaks to you. Even if you're not a renovation or architecture nerd, Elizabeth and Ethan also talk about turning your passion project into a career and building it around the kind of life you want to create. Check out CircaOldHouses.com and give @CheapOldHouses on Instagram a follow to get swept up in the beauty of older homes!


Audio Download

Posted on 29 October 2020 | 8:34 pm


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 into the Marvel universe and her new show Helstrom, on Hulu now!


Audio Download

Posted on 21 October 2020 | 10:31 pm


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 My Mind", available now wherever books are sold!


Audio Download

Posted on 17 October 2020 | 6:01 pm