The Nerdist

Chris Hardwick


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I am Chris Hardwick. I am on TV a lot and have a blog at nerdist.com. This podcast is basically just me talking about stuff and things with my two nerdy friends Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, and usually someone more famous than all of us. Occasionally we swear because that is fun. I hope you like it, but if you don't I'm sure you will not hesitate to unfurl your rage in the 'reviews' section because that's how the Internet works.

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Dakota Fanning

October 25th, 2016

Dakota Fanning(I Am Sam, War of the Worlds, Coraline) talks to Chris about what it was like starting acting at such a young age, how she manages such a busy schedule and what it’s like spending so much time on movie sets. Dakota also talks about her new filmAmerican Pastoral, how she chooses projects and they come up with ideas of what she could...

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Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett

October 20th, 2016

Elijah WoodandSamuel Barnettchat with Chris about matte vs shiny iPhones, their new showDirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agencyand Sam talks about the difference between British and American auditions. Elijah talks about going to general meetings where everybody just asks him aboutLord of the Rings, they talk about what it means to be truly...

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Rick Astley

October 18th, 2016

Rick Astley(musician) chats with Chris about returning to music after retiring for a few years, starting out in music at such a young age and he talks about driving across the US. Rick then talks about his quick rise to success, how Rickrolling became a thing and hisnew album 50!

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Norm Macdonald

October 12th, 2016

Norm Macdonald(SNL,The Norm Show, stand up) talks with Chris about their favorite late night shows, they tell horror stories of network testing and Norm talks about his Larry King impression. Norm then talks about offensive jokes, what it was like writing on SNL and his new bookBased on a True Story. Norm alsoasks everyone some philosophical...