What a career! What Chris Hardwick has built with Nerdist and all of the associated aspects of his career post KROQ and MTV days is nothing less than inspiring. The recent episode with Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode, the Daniel Craig episode from a year or two back, the Shirley Manson episode -- diverse guests, different types of chemistry, all kinds of insights, plus the genuine curiosity and fandom from Hardwick and his team make this an essential subscription.
I am a long-time listener and the first 200-250 episodes were exactly what I loved about the show. I have continued listening and really given it a fair shot but the recent Talking with Chris Hardwick episodes aren't really the same podcast. They have lost the intimacy and appeal of a long form conversation. The guests have become more guarded. It's like reading a magazine interview now.Also, Matt and Jonah were very important personalities that balanced well with Chris. The podcast has lost it's magic for me without them. I understand it can't be the same and am thrilled for everyone's success. But for me, I will look for hostfuls and skip the rest.
The podcast is just awesome. Period that's all you need to know
He's my favorite podcast man and love all that nerdist touches :)
Listenable, creative and fun.
Great interviews, so much content, and rarely a dull moment
I love the long form interviews. It's been in my feed since way back. I miss the hostfulls, but I totally get why they don't happen as much.
Superb interview/comedy show that ranks as the best of any podcast. Much is due to Chris Hardwick's excellent hosting & interviewing skills, clearing having fun while bringing out great conversations among his many guests. The stand alone episodes with his friends/co-hosts Matt Mira & Jonah Ray are equally fun, as they deliver some classic comedy along with some insightful reveals. The very best podcasting has to offer.
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I have listened to this podcast for three years. I'm a big fan of Chris Hardwick and @midnight. Got to know Matt and Jonah and love them as well. Miss the hostfuls! Don't even need guests, just get the three of them together! PLEASE!
Amazingly funny podcast
I love this pod. So good so funny. Everything I want it to be: Matthew gray gubler should totally be on. Would be amazing.
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Fantastic podcast! Look forward to listening to these conversations every week!
You mean the guy from Singled Out just asks celebrities about comedy and video games? Yup.
I discovered the Nerdist almost 2 years ago, since then I have listened to all 800+ episodes. I feel that what Chris Hardwick has created and done with his creation is truly amazing and I would recommend this podcast to anybody who is interested in learning more about the comedians, actors and musicians that they love. Everyone has their likes and dislikes, I personally cannot get enough of the conversations with comedians or actors and the Hostfuls (guest free podcasts) with Chris, Matt and Jonah are always fantastic. However I'm not a huge music fan so I the find the podcasts with musicians to be a bit repetitive as a lot of the same topics and experiences are rehashed (what's it like being on the road, how do you come up with your music). But that's me! I completely understand that most people are way more into music than I am and would love to delve deeper into the artists mind frame. Chris also has a tendency to get very psychological and deep and cover a lot of the same self help topics. Which again there is nothing wrong with that! But if you are binge listening to the 800 + episodes be prepared for a bit of redundancy. If it weren't for the last year and a half I would easily give the Nerdist 5 stars. Today's Nerdist podcast is a victim of its own success however. Matt and Jonah have largely moved on to their own careers and are rarely heard now. Without them Chris is left driving the podcast and guiding the conversation, when he is one on one with a guest it simply isn't as much fun as when Matt and Jonah are there. Nobody can replace them but maybe it's time to bring in a new sidekick? The Podcast also dropped from 3 episodes a week to one last year, although the newest implementation is to post Chris's new TV show as a podcast so there are 2 a week. These new episodes are essentially a conversational long form late night show. While a good tv show, the podcast Verizon is not the same as a normal episode, the guest's are way to "on" in front of a live audience and Chris is in super host mode so overall it feels even less natural. Still, I feel like a part of the Nerdist family, every family is dysfunctional in some way, but at the end of the day you love it just the same.
Usually entertaining. Some bombs once in a while.
The nerdist is an amazing podcast and I have enjoyed it for quite a while, great talks with people that you don't find elsewhere. TWCH is also a fun show but it is definelty made for TV and has a different feel to it, It is still Chris and as such is fun and interesting BUT - TWCH episodes are not the same as the podcast, don't get me wrong both are great and I like them, but they are not the same product. Please stop hiding the TWCH episodes, either label them or pull them out into their own podcast feed, I come to The Nerdist Podcast expecting a certain product, if I'm going to be getting something else I'd like to know up front. Keep Up the AMAZING WORK!
Remember when being a nerd was getting your head smashed into the bus windows and called the f-word for effeminate male because you knew how to use a computer and watched mst3k?
I don't listen to every episode, but I love the episodes I do listen to. My FAVORITE episode is the one with Lavar Burton! I laughed so hard!
Love this podcast.
Always enjoy. Such a bright group and Chris and I and my husband have a lot of overlapping taste. I'm not well when found this podcast. It has really help me deal with a difficult situation. I went all the way back to the beginning and have enjoyed getting to know Chris, Matt, and Jonah and watching them grow in their lives unfold. Best to you and yours.
One of my three favorite podcasts keep em coming love it
It's doesn't have to try to be smart, connected, comfortable and funny, it just is.
Lately they're just replaying some show they've taped for television Talking With Chris Hardwick or something like that. I had really gotten used my weekly doses of the regular podcast which was wonderful because it was Chris and the guest, one on one, having deeper conversations.
Chris Hardwick is one of the best interviewers. He makes his guests laugh and I feel like we could be friends in real life.
Very interesting interviews from a very likable host
I've listened for years but now it seems they are trying to be PC on everything. Really hard to listen to now.
This is my #1 favorite podcast. In fact it's the reason I listen to any others. No one can talk with a guest and get such great stores without feeling like they are pushing a guest like Hardwick does.
It's like being a fly on the wall. Good conversations, plenty of laughs. But sometimes too many people talking at once.
I skip episodes of people I don't care about ! (Sorry?)
How can I not give everything CH does 5 stars? I'd listen to him read the phone book.
Chris "The Talker" Hardwick is a charming and entertaining interviewer of other humans. On those occasions, which used to be quite plentiful, that he is joined by Matt, Jonah, or both, the show is even better. Although you can now catch him on several television shows as he slowly Seacrests himself, this is where all of the shenanigans that lead to the polished performer began. Matt and Jonah are doing pretty well too, and they are both funny and enjoyable (whether they hate each other or not). I have listened to every episode, and have never been disappointed.
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Chris is amazing interviewer! Nerd culture, science, comedy and burritos all tied into a great conversation.
It doesn't matter who the guests are Chris manages to make them interesting. Some folks have written that Chris talks about himself; that's called the give and take of actual conversation. It makes the guest understand that this podcast isn't a strait up interview, and it make the show more interesting because of it. I LOVE THIS PODCAST! Thank you, Chris! I am actually learning a lot from the show, but also from your technique.
Covers a wide range of topics and cares about all of them. Truly makes it ok to be different and be a nerd. Thank you Chris Hardwick!
Hardwick has a career?
This show, Joe Rogan, MBMB&M and Can City are my all time favorites. The guests, on the spot humor and occasional nerdy stuff make these very listenable. Love it. Subscribe!!!
This has to be my favorite new thing. New for me not for you guys. It's great listening to Chris and crew talk to famous people. Chris just seams to ask all kinds of great questions and helps us feel like we are really getting to know these celebrities as just plain people. Thanks for all that you do and keep u the good work.
Tracey Ullman and Catherine O'Hara!! I need to lie down! Great, hysterical interviews AND details! I want more!
"the popcast king " Chris ask the questions we all wish we can
Although there is a lot of content that can be daunting to keep up on with my other podcasts, I look forward to every single episode. Well done guys! Keep em coming.