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Nerdy nerdness comedy podcast w/ Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray & Matt Mira.

Nerdy nerdness comedy podcast w/ Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray & Matt Mira.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Nerdy nerdness comedy podcast w/ Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray & Matt Mira.

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@nerdist

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English


Episodes

Jesse Plemons

2/22/2018
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Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad, Fargo) chats with Chris about growing up in a small town, how he decided to be an actor and auditioning for commercials back in the day. He also talks about realizing what his character in Breaking Bad was like, his time on Friday Night Lights and his upcoming movie Game Night!

Duration:00:59:50

Natalie Portman

2/20/2018
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Natalie Portman (Black Swan, V for Vendetta) talks to Chris about her numerous roles over the years, playing characters with mental health problems and she talks about how being a mom has changed her perspective on life. She also talks about being vegan, what she thinks makes a great movie and her new film Annihilation!

Duration:00:57:29

John August

2/15/2018
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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!

Duration:01:32:25

Danai Gurira

2/13/2018
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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!

Duration:01:13:57

Tim Robbins

2/6/2018
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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!

Duration:01:20:22

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THING

2/2/2018
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Times they are a-changing! But also a-staying the same. A-listen, won't you??

Duration:01:15:15

Cress Williams

1/26/2018
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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!

Duration:01:01:33

Riki Lindhome

1/19/2018
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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!

Duration:01:13:18

Paul Thomas Anderson

1/11/2018
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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!

Duration:01:17:53

Michael Rosenbaum

1/5/2018
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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!

Duration:01:36:42

Hostful 2017: Peaks and Valleys

12/29/2017
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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!

Duration:01:41:03

Bill Skarsgård

12/13/2017
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Bill Skarsgård (IT, Atomic Blond) talks about Sweden in the winter, being part of a family of actors and getting the role of Pennywise in IT. They also talk about how Swedish culture differs from America, how he feels about getting older and his new show Castle Rock!

Duration:01:39:11

Joe Kenda Returns

12/5/2017
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Joe Kenda (Homicide Hunter) returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris talk about how would break the news to someone that a family member had passed away, statistics of murders and Joe talks about his interrogation techniques. He also talks about being married for 50 years, his show Homicide Hunter and his new book I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime!

Duration:01:23:46

Seth Rogen #3

11/28/2017
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Seth Rogen returns to the Nerdist Podcast! He chats with Chris and Jonah about working into old age, the upcoming season 3 of Preacher and what projects Seth wants to do that he hasn’t done yet. Seth also talks about making The Disaster Artist, why people are so obsessed with The Room and the mystery behind the director Tommy Wiseau!

Duration:00:52:12

Dana Gould and Janet Varney

11/24/2017
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Dana Gould and Janet Varney chat with Chris about how dolphins and whales would talk to each other, getting trick or treaters on Halloween and how Janet is a good singer but never sings. They also talk about their early days of comedy, meeting their heroes and the new season of Stan Against Evil!

Duration:01:34:08

Brian Regan Returns

11/22/2017
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Brian Regan returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris talk about doing a first stand up show after a break, telling strangers you are a comedian and doing the same jokes too many times. They also talk about what it was like growing up for them, doing shows at colleges and his new Netflix special Nunchucks and Flamethrowers!

Duration:01:12:11

Hari Kondabolu

11/17/2017
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Hari Kondabolu (comedian, The Problem with Apu) chats with Chris and Jonah about the importance of diversity in entertainment, how stereotypical characters impact viewers lives and what it was like for him to critique something that he loves. Hari also talks about realizing he wanted to be a comedian, how he got into stand up and the making of his documentary The Problem with Apu airing Sunday 11/19 at 10pm on TruTv!

Duration:01:21:58

Keith Morrison

11/15/2017
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Keith Morrison (Dateline) talks to Chris about how he became a journalist, how they research and report stories and how it really is true that Canadians are all nice. Keith then tells stories about some of the craziest investigations he has done, stories about false convictions, what it's like covering politics these days and the new season of Dateline airing this Friday at 9pm!

Duration:01:18:28

Jon Bernthal

11/9/2017
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Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Wolf of Wall Street) and Chris talk about why Jon chose to take the part on The Walking Dead, how Rick’s character has changed from season 1 and how he relates sports to acting. Jon also talks about studying acting in Russia, starting a family and playing The Punisher!

Duration:01:05:38

Laurence Fishburne

11/3/2017
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Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Blackish) talks to Chris about doing comedic and dramatic acting, his time on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and his love of sci-fi movies. They also talk about the state of America today, the importance of education and his new movie Last Flag Flying!

Duration:01:05:21

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