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.
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!