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

Trevor Moore

Trevor Moore (The Whitest Kids U' Know) talks to Chris about the famous foot sign in Silverlake, his upcoming 24 hour Trevathon to promote his new special and all the ideas for he has for the Trevathon. Trevor also talks about how his parents were in a Christian band, how The Whitest Kids U' Know started and living with OCD! 

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Posted on 18 April 2018 | 5:06 pm

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme Return

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme (Super Troopers, Beerfest) are back on the podcast! They talk about crowdfunding Super Troopers 2, what it was like filming the movie and how much money it actually takes to make a movie. They also talk about what fans can expect from Super Troopers 2, doing impressions and they definitely don’t talk about sports. 

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Posted on 17 April 2018 | 2:33 am

Joe Manganiello #3

Joe Manganiello returns to the podcast for a third time! He and Chris talk about Joe's love of D&D, collecting old toys and how much they love Magnum, P.I. They also talk about more of their favoite shows from the 70's, how jocks are nerds too and his upcoming projects!

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Posted on 13 April 2018 | 4:45 pm

Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman (SNL, Coneheads) talks to Chris and Jonah about starting out in the Groundlings, the early days of SNL and what her favorite sketches were. Laraine also talks about dealing with the fame of SNL, she talks about her former addiction and all the cartoons she does voices for!

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Posted on 11 April 2018 | 4:34 pm

Alan Alda

Alan Alda (M.A.S.H., Scientific American Frontiers, The West Wing) talks to Chris about recording the audio book of his book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face?, teaching scientists and doctors communication skills and how he pursued jobs that interested him personally. Alan also talks about how he got into training people in communication, his love of improv, how M.A.S.H. was able to create comedy out of such a serious topic and why he thinks everyone should work on their communication skills! 

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Posted on 6 April 2018 | 7:00 am

John Cena

John Cena (wrestler, actor) chats with Chris and Jonah about the world of wrestling, how John got into wrestling and his love of comedy and stand up. John also talks about how he interacts with the audience, how he tries to be a good role model for all his fans and his new movie Blockers! 

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Posted on 4 April 2018 | 7:00 am

Ed Helms #4

Ed Helms returns to the podcast for the fourth time! He and Chris talk about their favorite bluegrass bands, how much Ed still plays bluegrass and they talk about learning languages. They also talk about improvising, how important it is to be self-aware and to listen to others and Ed talks about his new movie Chappaquiddick!

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Posted on 30 March 2018 | 7:00 am

Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser (Mad About You, My Two Dads, stand up) talks with Chris about how he got his start in comedy, the big comedy boom of the 80s and getting started as a sitcom actor. He talks about his time on Mad About You, coming up with new jokes and his show There’s….Johnny on Hulu!

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Posted on 28 March 2018 | 12:59 am

Judd Apatow Returns

Judd Apatow returns to the podcast! He chats with Chris and Jonah about his friendship with the late Garry Shandling, going through Garry's career and notes to make The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling and what his own writing process is like. Judd also talks about what he learned from Garry in life, how he helps other comedians and actors find their voices and what to expect from the documentary series!

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Posted on 22 March 2018 | 4:19 pm