By: Chris Hardwick
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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Nick Swardson (comedian, Grandma's Boy, Reno 911) talks to Chris about how he got into comedy when he was young, where Gay Robot came from and how he got involved with Adam Sandler. They also talk about how comedy has changed over the years, Nick tells stories of crazy things he did when he was younger and talks about his new show Typical Rick!
Former Vice President Al Gore chats with Chris about An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, why he felt it was important to make a sequel to his first film and their mutual love of Tennessee. They also talk about how the world of politics has changed over the years, being an advocate for the internet in the early days and what people are doing to combat climate change and how you help!
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! This episode brought to you by Spotify, Stamps (use promo code ID10T) and SimpliSafe (visit SimpliSafe.com/ID10T)!
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!