Chris Hardwick Talks Nerdist, ID10T, And The Future Of Podcasting
Along with Marc Maron’s WTF and Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, comedian Chris Hardwick‘s Nerdist podcast has long been one of the medium’s most popular entities. Joined by friends and fellow comics Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, the former @midnight host has covered subjects of interest to comedy aficionados, comic book nerds, and geeks of all kinds for nearly a decade. And even with last week’s announcement that the show will now be going by the name ID10T, its premier position likely won’t be changing anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean Hardwick isn’t nervous.
“I’m changing the name of the show,” he announced on Friday, in what amounted to the original Nerdist podcast’s last-ever episode. “When you really invest time and energy into something and there’s a change, I know as a fan it feels weird… you like things the way they are.” Despite issuing a press release and an entire podcast episode to discuss the matter, however, Hardwick felt there was more to say about the name change, the podcast’s move to Cadence13, and his surprising plans to syndicate the show’s catalog for radio. So he reached out to Uproxx to talk things over.