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

John August

John August (writer, screenwriter) talks to Chris about his movie Go, how they met back in the day and how he develops characters. He also talks about the process of writing a movie and getting it made, he gives advice to aspiring writers and talks about is new novel “Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire” and his new podcast Launch on Wondery! 

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Posted on 15 February 2018 | 10:00 am

Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther) chats with Chris about getting the role of Michonne on The Walking Dead, being a playwright and how she got into writing. She also talks about how she has shaped the character of Michonne, taking a clown class and getting the role of Okoye in Black Panther!

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Posted on 14 February 2018 | 12:17 am

Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption, The Player) chats with Chris and Jonah about his first roles as an actor, how he started The Actors’ Gang and how he works as both an actor and a director. Tim also talks about balancing acting and his personal life, his new show Here and Now on HBO and the upcoming play The New Colossus at The Actors’ Gang! 

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Posted on 6 February 2018 | 10:00 am


Times they are a-changing! But also a-staying the same. A-listen, won't you??

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Posted on 2 February 2018 | 5:10 pm

Cress Williams

Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Grey's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights) talks to Chris and Jonah about growing up in Orange County, deciding to get in better physical shape and how he got the role of Black Lightning. They also talk about the world of the CW superheroes, getting over addiction and they talk about the character of Black Lightning and what to expect from the tv show!

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Posted on 26 January 2018 | 9:30 am

Riki Lindhome

Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates, Another Period) talks with Chris about when she and Kate were on the podcast, how Garfunkel and Oates found fame with YouTube and how she and Kate have changed since the beginning of their duo. She also talks about coming up with the ideas for their songs, having insomnia and the new season of Another Period, premiering Tuesday January 23rd on Comedy Central!

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Posted on 19 January 2018 | 11:00 pm

Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson (director, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights) chats with Chris and Jonah about working with Daniel Day Lewis, getting involved with the Largo theater and how starting a family changed him. He also talks about his writing process, his experience directing different actors and his newest movie Phantom Thread!

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Posted on 11 January 2018 | 9:07 pm

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Guardians of the Galaxy II) chats with Chris about how he got into acting, where he and Chris met and recently starting a podcast. They also talk about being comfortable with who you are, Michael tells a story about auditioning and shaving his head for the role of Lex Luther!

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Posted on 5 January 2018 | 11:12 pm

Hostful 2017: Peaks and Valleys

It’s the end of the year hostful! Chris, Matt and Jonah talk about Matt's insanely busy schedule, Jonah talks about the MST3K tour he did this past year and Jonah talks about his dad’s passing. They also talk about how the rest of their years were and what they think and hope is in store for next year!

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Posted on 29 December 2017 | 11:00 am