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.
Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec, comedy and improv) chats with Chris about their love of animation cells, how the Simpsons predicted so much stuff that actually ended up happening and Ben talks how much he loves Disneyland. Ben also talks about improv has helped him in every aspect of his life, how the internet has helped people create comedy and everything that he is currently working on!
Alison Brie returns to the podcast! She talks about having recently gotten a perm for GLOW, starting strength training for the show and they talk about how well targeted Instagram ads know what they like. Alison also talks about how different all her roles over the years have been, getting into writing and producing and they talk about her new movie Horse Girl, streaming on Netflix February 7th!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) talks about getting the job on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, how working on the show has changed his perspective on life and the challenges of building a house. Jesse also talks about being from New Mexico, when he realized he wanted to be an actor, he talks about the ending of Modern Family and he and his husband’s organization Tie the Knot!
Jason Belmonte (number one bowler in the world!) chats with Chris about how they finally bowled together after years of trying, they both talk about growing up bowling and Jason talks about how the pro bowling world has changed over the years. Jason also talks about the interesting way he bowls, they talk about how intricate bowling techniques are and Jason talks about dealing with a grueling travel schedule!
Lucy Lawless (Xena Warrior Princess) and Chris chat about why Americans are so obsessed with New Zealand, how she recently Marie Kondo-ed her belongings and their mutual obsession for true crime. She also talks about playing Xena on Xena Warrior Princess, going to small towns to study crimes and her show My Life is Murder on Acorn TV!
John Cho (Harold & Kumar, Star Trek) chats with Chris about how terrible house design in the 1970’s was, John talks about how exciting it was to be in Star Trek, and he talks about what it was like moving from South Korea to America as a child. John also talks about becoming an actor and how it can make you feel insecure, they discuss how the world and kids have changed throughout their lifetime and John talks about his new movie The Grudge!
Tom Payne (The Walking Dead) chats with Chris about having a crazy beard and hair for The Walking Dead, what it's like working on a show for such a long time and how he got into acting. They also talk about his show Prodigal Son, what intrigued Tom about the story and how he makes sure to stay content and happy with his life!
Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Messiah on Netflix) chats with Chris about how both their houses might be haunted, Michelle talks about how she met her husband and Chris talks about his recent trip to Hawaii. They also talk about how they both love Nashville, their dreams to own farm animals and Michelle’s new show Messiah, streaming now on Netflix!
Leanne and Steve Ford (Restored by the Fords on HGTV) chats with Chris about how they find it so important to keep the character of the house when they are renovating, how they started renovating houses together and how many houses they work on at the same time. Leanne also talks about working on the show while pregnant, they talk about having fun on set while fixing houses and their new book Work In Progress: Unconventional Thoughts on Designing an Extraordinary Life!
Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) and Chris Sullivan (This It Us) chat with Chris about movies they love, their thoughts on long movies and the new podcast they started together called In Love. They then talk about how they came up with the idea for their podcast, how loving yourself is so important and they open up about mental health.
Vince Gilligan returns to the podcast! He and Chris reminisce about Talking Bad, Vince talks about coming up with the plot for El Camino and how hard writing can be at times. He also talks about his early years as a writer, how the character of Walter White changed throughout the seasons of Breaking Bad and how fortunate he feels to have created such an iconic show!
Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jumanji) chats with Chris about her hectic traveling schedule, her interesting career trajectory and she talks about fun times on set of Jumanji. Karen also talks about making her own films, she educates Chris on local British Pantomines and she discusses all her upcoming projects, including Jumanji: The Next Level!
Dax Shepard returns to the podcast for a third time and chats with Chris about Disney auctions, why people love things like Disneyland so much and they get super philosophical. Dax also talks about how different his kids are from each other, his podcast Armchair Expert and what shows they are into right now!
Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Veronica Mars, Frozen) chats with Chris about her love for holiday decorating, she talks about recent pranks her kids have played on her and why she’s so excited about Dax’s podcast. Kristen also talks about how she and Dax parent their kids, how she felt about ending The Good Place and her exceptional gift giving skills!
Ana Gasteyer (SNL) returns to the podcast! They chat about how they love watching movies on planes, Ana talks about her parenting method and how her kids love to be weird and silly. She also talks about how she quit cigarettes, her process for writing funny song parodies and her upcoming Sugar & Booze tour!
Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints) chats with Chris about how younger they seemed when The Walking Dead first started, how the show and characters have evolved over time and recovering from his accident of being hit by a truck. Norman also talks about what he thinks is important in life, dealing with unruly people online and how he deals with family life and fame!
David Boreanaz (Angel, Buffy, SEAL Team) chats with Chris about redoing his house, how he keeps things to pass down to his children and they reminisce about malls in the 1970s. David then talks about his time working on Bones and Angel, prepping for his role on SEAL Team and growing up in Buffalo, NY!
Lake Bell (In A World, Children's Hospital, Bless This Mess) chats with Chris about her love of design, they discuss how hard it is to direct yourself in a movie and going to England to study drama. Lake also talks about how different the auditioning process is in England and America, balancing work and family and her show Bless This Mess!
Linda Hamilton (Terminator) talks to Chris about being recognized in public, studying theater when she was younger and developing the character of Sarah Connor. Linda also talks about how she relaxes after working on a movie, moving to New Orleans and she tells stories from the set of Terminator: Dark Fate!
Edward Norton (Fight Club, American History X) chats with Chris about choosing the music for his new movie Motherless Brooklyn, they talk about character development in movies and where the idea for Motherless Brooklyn came from. Edward also talks about his grandfather’s business helping provide affordable housing and he talks about his iconic movies like American History X and Fight Club!
Willem Dafoe and Chris talk about the first time he was on the podcast, the making of The Lighthouse and the uniqueness of the story and characters. Willem also talks about his appreciation for yoga, working in the theater and with the Wooster Group and living in Italy!
Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Dark Knight Rises, Stranger Things) talks with Chris about promoting projects, his interesting family history and he talks about teaching acting, Chris also talks about his love for Vision Quest, Matthew talks about working with Stanley Kubrick on Full Metal Jacket and he talks about his new movie Miss Virginia, in theaters now!
CM Punk returns to the podcast! He chats with Chris about living in Chicago, how he maintains being so athletic and his extensive fighting career. They also talk about how he balances work and personal life, things they both love to collect and his new movie Girl on the Third Floor!
Jimmy Eat World chats with Chris about growing up in Arizona, the early days of their band and how their lives changed when they started getting successful. They also talk about being on tour, what they each do to keep sane and their new album Surviving!
Brian Henson returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about the history of the Henson studios, all the amazing props and creatures that are around the lot and how Farscape is still so popular today. They also talk about how adults continue to love the Henson puppets just like they did as kids, the difference between CG and puppets and the Farscape - Uncharted Territories 20th Anniversary Costume Celebration on October 19!
Joaquin Phoenix chats with Chris about preparing for his role in Joker, what it was like playing such an emotional character and working with director Todd Phillips. They also talk about how angry spoilers make people, Joaquin talks about the one time he played video games and how he navigates his personal and professional life!
Sean Penn and Chris chat about how hectic promotional schedules are, the time he lost everything he owned in a fire and what inspired Sean to start writing. They also talk about Sean’s extensive charity work, creating the character of Bob Honey in his books and his iconic roles over the years!
Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon Zombie are on the podcast! They talk about how it has been 20 years since House of 1000 Corpses, how their lives have changed since then and the making of 3 From Hell. They also talk about working together, Sheri talks about growing up and getting into entertainment and they talk about what they are excited about doing next!
Andrea Savage is on the podcast again! She and Chris talk about all the nerdy stuff Chris likes and Andrea makes him explain some nerd stuff to him. Andrea also talks about starting her own podcast, Chris talks about staying at Hearst Castle and her TV show I’m Sorry, which now has the second season on Netflix!
Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911, Speechless) chats with Chris about the time the Reno 911 cast did @midnight, the differences between stand up, sketch and improv and the Black Dynamite TV show. Cedric also talks about his love of developing his characters, his monthly show at The Groundlings and how Speechless showed the importance of representation for people with disabilities!
Dr. Drew returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about how Loveline was the like an original podcast, how medicines have changed over the years and why Drew thinks people aren’t as happy as they used to be. Drew also wants to encourage people to go out and enjoy the world, they talk about Drew’s bout with cancer and what they are grateful for!
Brian Posehn returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about Chris's collector Star Wars glasses, their thoughts on the Star Wars prequels and how Brian introduces his kid to things he likes. They also talk about how fandom has changed over the years, Brian now working on things he used to love as a kid and his memoir Forever Nerdy: Living My Dorky Dreams and Staying Metal!
Judy Greer (Arrested Development, Kidding, Halloween) chats with Chris about people who are too famous to shop at Target, their love of antiques and where people recognize her from. Judy also talks about how her mom almost became a nun, filming movies around the world and her new movie Driven!
Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, Maleficent, Mum) chats with Chris about what it’s like doing theater in Los Angeles, how she likes to keep her private life private and the vast array of characters she has played. She also talks about what kinds of projects she likes best, how the entertainment industry is changing and the upcoming season of Mum!
Katee Sackhoff returns to the podcast! She and Chris talk about restoring a house she bought, the long process of getting permits and she tells a story of being on a plane with a crying child recently. They also talk about going to concerts of bands they liked as kids, her new show Another Life on Netflix and her upcoming YouTube channel about meditation and healthy living!
Yvette Nicole Brown returns to the podcast! Chris introduces her to Japanese Kit Kats, they talk about dealing with people on the internet and Yvette talks about her new dog, Harley. They also talk about the importance of self reflection and being your best self, Yvette talks about her faith and dealing with the difficulties of life.
Tom Lennon returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about Chris’s cat being sick, an old friend stops by for a minute and they talk about Tom’s new children's book Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles. Tom then talks about the process of writing a book, he talks about his worst movie pitches and they try to do their best accents!
Chris Jericho returns to the podcast! He and Chris catch up with each other, they talk about the amazing world of wrestling and how wrestling has created such a connection with it’s fans. They also talk about learning new talents, dealing with his kids diabetes and the long list of everything that Chris has going on!
Pete Holmes returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about how they both stopped drinking, they wonder what would’ve happened to Neanderthals if they had food delivery services and Pete talks about growing up religious. Pete then talks about losing his faith over the years, they discuss the importance of living in the moment and Pete talks about his book Comedy Sex God!
Adam Savage is back on the podcast! He and Chris talk about how his kids are now grown up, when Adam first started going to ComicCon and Adam recalls a time he wore a kilt. They also talk about what they would bring if they went back in time, Adam reminisces about working on Mythbusters and they talk about his new show Savage Builds!
Chris Kattan (SNL, A Night at the Roxbury) chats with Chris about watching SNL as a kid, which casts are their favorites and getting his start in comedy with The Groundlings. He also talks about coming up with his iconic characters like Mr. Peepers and Mango, getting injured and how it affected his comedy and his new book Baby, Don’t Hurt Me!
Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway? Let's Make a Deal) chats with Chris about his love of nerd culture, how he got into acting and finding his own identity as an actor. Wayne also talks about getting on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, how they dealt with rejection in their careers and everything else Wayne is currently working on!
Mark Manson (author) talks to Chris about how he promoting his upcoming book, the response he got to his book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck and how people can choose what and what not to care about. They also talk about how it’s human nature to look for problems and what readers can expect from his new book Everything is Fucked: A Book About Hope!
David Yarovesky (The Hive, Brightburn) returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about making films with a limited budget, what he learned from making music videos and where the idea for Brightburn came from. They also talk about the response to Brightburn, how it is working with studios and they talk about the stories of some of their favorite horror movies!
Alexandra Shipp (X-Men, Love Simon) talks about her acting style, how so much of acting is waiting around for your scene and the TV shows she watched growing up. She also talks about her first day on set for X-Men, being bullied as a kid and her new movies Dark Phoenix and Shaft!
Colin Hanks returns to the podcast! He brings one of his Hanks Kerchiefs for Chris, they talk about the world of collecting and his endless love of music. They also talk about keeping their creativity up, the proper use of handkerchiefs and how hard being a parent can be!
Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, new book Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself) talks with Chris about how they handle busy schedules, the time he did @midnight and his love of magic. He also talks about directing, working on Criminal Minds for 15 years and his new children's book Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belongings, and Being Yourself!
Moby returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about how he almost bought a bear skeleton once, how they respond to failure and their experiences quitting drinking. Moby also talks about how it can be hard to make better choices for yourself, they talk about veganism and his new memoir Then It Fell Apart!
Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks, ER, Dead to Me) chats with Chris about working on a sitcom in the 90's together, Linda talks about her time on Freaks and Geeks and they talk about the impressive list of shows she has been on. Linda also talks about coming from a large family, she tells a story about a piece of artwork she lost and they talk about her new show Dead to Me, on Netflix now!
Craig Ferguson returns to the podcast for a third time! They talk about what Scotland is like, where they like to do standup and how Craig likes living a quieter life now. Craig also talks about when he decided to leave late night, what he learned from working so hard over the years and his new memoir Riding the Elephant, out May 7th!
Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, Rambo II) chats with Chris about how he needs a suit of armor in his house, what is was like working on The Karate Kid and what an impact it has made on other movies. They also talk about why his character of John Kreese is the way he is, he talks about his love of westerns and the new season of Cobra Kai!
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us, American Horror Story) talks with Chris about buying and designing her new house, she remembers the first table read for This Is Us and how no one knew it would turn into the phenomenon it is today. Chrissy also talks about going from being an agent to an actor, the path she has chosen for her life and her new movie Breakthrough!
Jaime King returns to the podcast! She and Chris talk about how they met, becoming a model at a young age and her childhood leading up to her career. Jaime also talks about how she took control over her mental happiness, how meditation has changed both their lives and she talks about a scary experience she had recently.
David Harbour (actor, Stranger Things) chats with Chris about his love for Shipmates, what other 90's dating shows they liked and what video games he is playing. They also talk about their thoughts on the internet, David talks about a book he is currently writing and his new movie Hellboy!
Nikki Glaser (comedian, You Up on SiriusXM) chats with Chris about their love of meditation, her time on Dancing with the Stars and the real reason she moved to New York. She also talks about getting her show You Up with Nikki Glaser on SiriusXM, meeting Howard Stern and goals they have recently set for themselves!
Penn Jillette returns to the podcast! He and Chris get deep and talk about how people think, Penn talks about his love of the Beatles and Penn shares a few funny stories. Penn also talks about being vegan, they talk about the uniqueness of Las Vegas and how they define genius!
Joey King (The Kissing Booth, The Conjuring) talks to Chris about how she and Lydia became friends, her mom’s unique parenting techniques and her love of the game Monopoly. They also talk about what accounts they follow on Instagram, TV shows they like right now and the crazy true story behind her new show The Act on Hulu!
Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood, Daredevil, The Punisher) talks to Chris about her love of nerdy games, they talk about what Deborah was like when she was growing up and how it has influenced the person she is today. She also talks about playing D&D for Relics & Rarities, her movie Escape Room and they talk about her boyfriend EJ’s fight with choroideremia!
Kyle Newman (director, author) talks with Chris about a deleted Star Wars scene that was recently released, how they met and their mutual love for nerd culture. They also talk about how people can have such intense opinions on things they love, they go deep discussing the Star Wars universe and Kyle’s new book Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History!
Chris Sullivan (This Is Us, The Knick, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) brings a pie to the podcast, he and Chris talk about how Beetlejuice is more sexual than everyone remembers and he discusses getting the part on This Is Us. Chris also talks about performing in theater, his work with the organization To Write Love On Her Arm and what the organization does!
Darren Lynn Bousman (director, Saw II, Repo! The Genetic Opera) chats with Chris about cool horror movie props, introducing his son to video games and he tells a story about getting arrested once. Darren also talks about interactive experiences he creates, how genre films are reviewed and his new movie St. Agatha!
Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day, La La Land) chats with Chris about growing up in Colorado, her high school experience and how her boyfriend makes handmade bows and arrows. They also talk about getting into pop culture recently, making the first Happy Death Day, what to expect in the sequel Happy Death Day 2U and her love of D&D!
Chris sits down with Tim Robbins, Bob Turton and Will Thomas McFadden to talk all about The Actors' Gang! They talk about acting, writing and directing, how they collaborate with each other on everything and the time Bob wore a dick suit on @midnight. They also talk about choosing plays to do, performing around the world and their new play Accidental Death of an Anarchist!
Danica McKellar returns to the podcast! Danica talks about her newest math book Do Not Open This Math Book, homeschooling her son and how she works with him to make sure he is being creative and imaginative. They also talk about learning different languages, how she and her ex-husband chose the name for their son and the newest books she is working on!
Jim Gaffigan returns to the podcast for a fourth time! He and Chris talk about their favorite venues to do comedy in, how Jim unintentionally pissed off the craft beer enthusiasts and how angry people got at him for it. They also talk about Jim's wife getting sick, the importance of seeing the world and his newest special Noble Ape!
Lin Shaye (Insidious, Kingpin, There's Something About Mary) bonds with Chris over their love of house restoration and decoration, Lins talks about how she sort of fell into acting and the first few acting gigs she got. Lin then tells the story about how she got a meeting with Jack Nicholson, she talks about creating her characters for Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin, how she just loves what she does and her new movie The Final Wish, in theaters January 24!
Seth Green returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about their toy and nerd culture collectibles, how they were lucky to marry people who understand how nerdy they are and his time as the Cha Ching guy. They also talk about how nerd culture has changed, making his movie Changeland and how he came up with the story and the new season of Robot Chicken!
Andrea Savage returns to the podcast for a third time! Andrea talks about how she hates baby and wedding showers, how they both can’t seem to remember anything anymore and we learn that Chris doesn’t know what vineyards are called. Andrea also tells a story about a jar of olives, they discuss their love of dirty jokes and Andrea talks about the upcoming second season of her TV show I'm Sorry, Wednesdays at 10pm on TruTV!
Ron Funches (comedian, Gettin' Better with Ron Funches podcast) is on the show! Ron and Chris talk about what video games they are currently playing, the way Ron crafted his unique comedy style and how Ron makes people happy by just existing. They also take a trip down the @midnight memory lane, Ron talks about how his son has changed his views on the world and his new special Giggle Fit on Comedy Central Friday 1/4 at 11pm!
Prolific author Ryan Holiday discusses Stocism, healthy social media consumption, and how to be productive in an age of distraction. Check out any or all of his books including "Ego Is The Enemy", "Trust Me, I'm Lying", and "The Obstacle Is The Way". For more information about Stoicism goto DailyStoic.com.
Chris chats with Transcendental Meditation teacher and head of The David Lynch Foundation Bob Roth to discuss the foundational aspects of TM, why it's important to calm the chatter in your mind, and how his non-profit work at the Foundation is paving the way to help at-risk youth. His book is entitled, "Strength In Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation" and his radio show "Success Without Stress" on SiriusXM Indie.
Chris sits down with Jonathan and Drew Scott about renovating the Brady Bunch house, their love of magic and how they got into renovating houses. They also talk about working with so many different people on their shows, what else they are working on these days and then Jonathan has to leave but Drew and Chris continue the conversation!
Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight, The Haunting of Hill House) chats with Chris about doing long takes while filming, her time working on Twilight and what it was like attending Juilliard. They also talk about their mutual appreciation for meditation, the time Elizabeth ran away to California and her new series The Haunting of Hill House!
Ron Perlman returns to the podcast for a fourth time! He and Chris talk about living in a 24 hour news cycle, they come up with ideas for a podcast for Ron and how much Ron loves napping in his trailers. They also talk about Ron’s love of music, meeting Frank Sinatra and his new movie Asher!
Chris sits down with musician Lily Allen to talk about things people put in their riders, life on a tour bus and where she likes to travel to. They also talk about their early experiences on social media, Lily talks about a scary experience and writing her book My Thoughts Exactly!
Jaimie Alexander returns to the podcast! She and Chris talk about getting hurt while filming, working to control anxiety and getting stuck in bathrooms. They also talk about her character on Blindspot, what tattoo Chris should get and what Jaimie wants her next role to be!
Bridget Everett (comedian, Lady Dynamite, Inside Amy Schumer) chats with Chris about her Instagram famous dog, her dream to write a movie starring her dog and her hilariously unique style of comedy. They also talk about cabaret, the time she was a waitress for Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her love of singing and music!
Chris Coy (The Walking Dead, The Deuce) talks with Chris about the recent fires in southern California, how nice people always play the best villains and his role in the movie The Front Runner. Chris Coy also talks about what video games he is playing lately, what it was like acting with Hugh Jackman and how his family has changed him!
Wyatt Russell (Black Mirror, Everybody Wants Some!) chats with Chris about his time playing professional hockey, injuries sustained while playing hockey and what it was like when he decided to be an actor. Wyatt also tells some stories about a crazy roommate he had years ago, growing up with famous parents and his new movie Overlord!
Henry Winkler returns to the podcast to chat with Chris about his character on Barry, winning the Emmy and doing the movie Night Shift with Ron Howard and Michael Keaton. They then talk about how Henry is always called the nicest guy in Hollywood, Henry’s dream of winning a Tony award and they discuss the upcoming second season of Barry!
Jamie Lee Curtis chats with Chris about running into each other the day before Chris’s wedding, doing ads for yogurt and they both talk about being sober. Jamie talks about how she met her husband, her career path that led to the actor she is today and being in the original Halloween and the newest Halloween!
Ralph Macchio and Billy Zabka (The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai) talk to Chris about how much of an impact Karate Kid had on Chris and others when they first saw it, how their characters have changed now on Cobra Kai and how Billy gets cast as a bad guy a lot. They also talk about if they knew The Karate Kid was special while filming it, how Cobra Kai came to be and what else they have been up to!
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Claire Danes (My So Called Life, Homeland) chats with Chris about their mutual love of antiques, how she bought a loft when she was in college and how she got into acting as a kid. She also talks about having a kid and being pregnant, filming the latest season of Homeland and her movie A Kid Named Jake!
Howie Mandel (comedian, Deal or No Deal, America's Got Talent) talks to Chris about getting the role on St. Elsewhere, the theories that stemmed from the St. Elsewhere finale and how he got his start in stand up. Howie also talks about the bit with the rubber glove, learning what kind of comedy was his style, dealing with mental health issues and America’s Got Talent!
Alie Ward (Ologies podcast, Innovation Nation) chats with Chris about their love of taxidermy, how they are both fascinated with bugs and they talk about being workaholics. Chris also talks about his house maybe being haunted, how they both deal with anxiety, making scientists more popular and Alie's podcast Ologies! This episode is sponsored by Linked In (use code ID10T for $50 credit), Mattress Firm (use code Podcast10 for 10% off) and Black Tux (visit BlackTux.com/ID10T for $20 off)!
Gillian Jacobs returns to the podcast! She and Chris about their love of old houses, the roller coaster ride of Community and all the documentaries she wants to make. Gillian also talks about her passion about women in technology, going to Juilliard to study acting and her new movie Ibiza! This episode brought to you by Spotify!
Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, Hunger Games) chats with Chris about castles and old buildings, the history of Los Angeles and how she gets into character for her roles. Natalie also talks about filming Game Thrones, her new movie In Darkness and the experience of writing the film! This episode brought to you by Squarespace (promo code ID10T for 10% off), Joe Pera Talks with You on Adult Swim and Mattress Firm (promo code Podcast10 for 10% off)!
Maz Jobrani (comedian, actor, author) chats with Chris about putting yourself in other people's shoes, dealing with customer service and how life has changed for them as they get older. Maz also talks about growing up Iranian in America, dealing with racism in today's world and his comedy special Immigrant on Netflix! Brought to you by Joe Pera Talks With You on Adult Swim.
Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) chats with Chris and Jonah about their experiences in improv, what it is like being a woman in comedy and dealing with anxiety while growing up. Rachel also talks about ending Crazy Ex-Girlfriend with season 4 and making her new movie Most Likely To Murder!
Grant Gustin (The Flash) chats with Chris about his busy schedule with the show, creating worlds in movies and TV shows and how Dick Van Dyke inspired him to be an actor. Grant also talks about how he would love to be in a musical film, his love of puzzles and his upcoming wedding!
David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones) talks with Chris and Jonah about the perils of social media, how playing Doctor Who has shaped his career and how fans react to new Doctors. David also talks about changing his name when he became an actor, being in the theater in the UK and his new movie Bad Samaritan!
Astronaut Leland Melvin talks with Chris about when he knew he wanted to work in science, how he almost played in the NFL and moving back home before his father died. Leland also talks about he became as astronaut at NASA, overcoming adversity in his life, his book Chasing Space and his upcoming tv show One Strange Rock on National Geographic!
Malcolm Barrett (Preacher, Timeless, Better of Ted) chats with Chris about their theories on Beetlejuice, their love of comics and standing up to bullies when they were kids. They also talk about their favorite movies, nerd culture and playing a time traveler on Timeless!
Louie Anderson returns to the podcast and is joined by both Chris and his mom Sharon! They talk about Louie's relationship with his late mother, Sharon talks about the struggles of being a mom and Louie discusses incorporating his real mom into the character he plays in Baskets. Louie also talks about his book Hey Mom, how he is trying to get healthy and what lessons he learned from his mom and uses in his life today!
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher talk to Chris about what freeganism is, being new parents and how having a kid has changed them. They also talk about how technology is changing people, how they affect each other’s stand up and their new Netflix special The Honeymoon Stand-Up Special!
Antonio Banderas chats with Chris about their love of old houses, growing up in Spain and learning about Picasso for Genius: Picasso on National Geographic. They also talks about what being a genius means, Picasso’s dramatic life and learning different languages!
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!
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.
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!
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!