Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick is a big ol’ nerd. Yet somehow instead of getting his glasses broken and playing D&D silently in his basement, he’s used his nerditude to create a hyper successful podcast, a very popular blog, and a highly anticipated upcoming book. He also hosts G4’s Web Soup, frequently contributes to Wired magazine, and performs with Mike Phirman in the musical comedy duo Hard ‘n Phirm. What a geek!

Guest Appearances

February 18, 2016

Just before The Wolf Den hits its 100th episode milestone, Adam takes a brief listen back to relive some highlights in what’s been an exciting six years in the evolution and growth of Midroll, and podcasting. Adam shares early clips from podcast innovators like Marc Maron and Chris Hardwick, along with entrepreneurs who were influential behind the scenes. We also listen in on some of the important milestones in podcasting and Midroll history, as heard on the show, and get some keen insights on podcasting from hosts like Paul Scheer, Matt Gourley, Paul F. Tompkins, Lea Thau, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. 

May 22, 2014

Chief Nerdist Chris Hardwick returns to The Wolf Den for the first time in four years. He and Jeff get caught up with everything going on in the Nerdist world, and how Chris keeps on top of having a podcast, a Comedy Central TV show, and being the CEO of a growing media company. Chris shares his views on the state of podcasting and where it’s going, and how different platforms require different approaches for media making.


Don’t miss this episode’s bonus video at the Midroll blog:

November 28, 2012

The Nerdist Chris Hardwick explains Tattle Rock to us on this week’s Who Charted! Chris talks about Lion King raves, his new Hard ‘n Phirm video Gersberms (Yer Gervin Mah), and banks run by E.T.s during the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The Movie Chart answers the question as to why Chris can’t deal with sad movies and brings out a heavy discussion about cheese pizzas. Plus, Chris breaks down why there should be a season grace period with television shows as he figures out how to play Chart Roulette!

November 7, 2012

Every once in a while a bro might want to come hang out so who better to stop by than the Nerdist himself Chris Hardwick on today’s special mid-week episode of Comedy Bang Bang! Chris tells us about his upcoming Comedy Central special Mandroid, explains the meaning of dookie cookie, and answers the question as to why priests can’t marry. The always hilarious stand-up comedian JT McDowell drops by to hit the turf, showcase his Julia Child impression, and play a game of Would You Rather? that will make you say WTF!

December 12, 2011

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Well, even if you aren’t walking in a winter wonderland you can treat your ears to a holly jolly time with Candy, Cora, Seedy, and our new friend Barry O’Metric. Join us this week as we continue on our voyage to Christmas!

July 7, 2011

It seems like every time you click refresh on the Nerdist website there is new cool stuff happening. What started as a blog and transitioned into a podcast is now a television pilot, a live performance space at Meltown Comics, a podcasting network, and even a book! Chris Hardwick is here to try to discuss all of that as well as his partnership with Geek Chic and the economic difficulties of doing a podcast live. We even get Chris’ opinion on our new Earwolf Live App and a stellar suggestion for a new, simpler term to replace “download.” Listen to the episode and, as always, let us know what you think over on the forums!