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.
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 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!
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!
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!
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!