The former official podcast for [[http://nerdist.com/ Nerdist.com]], run by [[Series/WebSoup Chris]] [[Series/AtMidnight Hardwick]]. Hosted by Chris, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, the podcast is released weekly and features a different guest each week. As the name would suggest, both the guests and the topics discussed are often (but not always) quite nerdy. There's now a second podcast each week, although these are without a guest (referred to as hostful rather than guestless).

The guests on the podcast are often comedians, as the three hosts are comedians themselves although a number have been actors or musicians.

Avalible through iTunes or directly from the [[http://www.nerdist.com/category/podcast website]]

Have spun off thirty-two ([[http://www.nerdist.com/podcasts/ count'em]]) podcasts, a Website/YouTube premium [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Nerdist/ channel]], [[Series/{{Nerdist}} a talk show]] on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC America]], and a [[AndZoidberg book]], all under the aegis of The Nerdist Industries logo.

On February 2018, it was renamed "[=ID1OT=] with Chris Hardwick" since Hardwick's contract with Legendary Entertainment had expired. In June 2018, Hardwick was accused of sexual and emotional abuse by his ex-girlfriend during their relationship and then had her blackballed when they broke up. Nerdist Industries responded by releasing a statement saying they were removing all references of his name from the website including his role as founder and the substantive podcast archive.

!!The podcast contains examples of:
* TheCameo: Prior guests [[Series/MythBusters Adam Savage]] and Doug Benson have both made guest appearances in other episodes.
* [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike Complaining About Podcasts You Don't Like]]: Chris has mentioned a few times that he gets annoyed when people complain about the podcasts in the comments, although Jonah finds it funny.
* {{Crossover}}: Chris has appeared on the shows and podcasts of a number of the guests, including a semi-regular spot on ''Series/TheLateLateShow''.
* TheEmpire: In more recent episodes, some guests have taken to referring to The Nerdist as this, as it currently features a website with a bunch of contributors, the podcast, and will soon have a SECOND podcast, a book and physical offices and performance space.
** Second was just the beginning, it seems. As of July 2012, there are nearly two dozen podcasts operating under the Nerdist Industries name.
** And, it seems, an all-new and similarly-formatted thirty-minute TV show, airing right after Series/DoctorWho.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Most guests are nerds in some way or another.
* IfIWereARichMan: Chris unthinkingly using the sentence starter "If I have a million dollars..." resulted in an epic mocking from Matt and Myra, who immediately reminded him that he is currently engaged to a multi-millionaire.
* OnceAnEpisode "Enjoy your burrito!"
* ParodyCommercial: In the episode "The Dork Backward," the hosts improvise a commercial for Website/{{IMDb}} using funny 1930s-style delivery.
* RunningGag:
** During a live podcast with Creator/KevinSmith, they coin the term '[[Franchise/StarWars Vader]] Pussy', which has popped up in a few episodes since.
** When someone (usually Chris) starts to complain about something small or unimportant, they're usually mocked by the other hosts about their 'first world problems'.
** Since having Music/PaulAndStorm on the show, there have been multiple cases of their "x is the name of my y cover band" meme
** Chris' nickname, "Big C".
** Chris and Jonah staging impromptu interventions for Matt.
** Pussy-talking Jonah
** Bruce Gutter
* SpecialGuest: Most live episodes feature one.
** In an episode with Creator/CraigFerguson, Chris read out a letter from 'Little Adam', a young boy who was a fan of Craig and liked 'blowing things up in my garage with my friend'. Chris announced that Little Adam was in the room and proceeded to bring [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Adam Savage]] onstage.
* TakeThat: Mostly to network executives, rednecks and hipsters.

''"Enjoy your burrito!"''