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Episode 153: Nerdist Podcast
David Tennant
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Nerdist Podcast #153: DAVID TENNANT

Yes! The 10th Doctor himself, David Tennant, in a sit down chat with Chris in a very posh English library! This is the full unedited audio from the segment on the Nerdist TV show (originally aired 12/24 on BBC America, probably available on iTunes now). Chris and David chat about Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Incredible Hulk, and working shirtless. PLUS! MANY fan questions answered. He was nine kinds of awesome. You asked for him (so did I)! Here he is! Now enjoy this Scottish burrito (which sounds like a filthy sex-thing but it isn’t)!

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    Oh my Christmas, Chris asked David my quemment! :’D #BestChristmasEVER #EpicSuperAmazeballs
    Not to mention it was just a fantastic chat. What a flipping sweet, charming man David is! Seriously, I just want to hang out with these guys and laugh and nerd out and stuff. We can be friends, right? c: #nerdlove

  2. Jetouellet says:

    Only nine kinds of awesome? Why not ten?

  3. Anita says:

    This is awesome, thanks!

  4. Elisabeth says:

    Oh my Christmas, Chris asked David my quemment! :’D #BestChristmasEVER #EpicSuperAmazeballs
    Not to mention it was just a fantastic chat. What a flipping sweet, charming man David is. Seriously, I just want to hang out with these guys and laugh and nerd out and stuff. We can be friends, right? c: #nerdlove

  5. John says:

    Chris that was awesome, thanks for making my Christmas more awesome! I love the fact that Tennant is so friendly, Moffat you must now write “The Two Doctors” for Series 7 I demand it!

  6. AAAHHHH! Producer interference….awkward restart to a conversational exchange! Turned out alright though, like going back while trick or treating and going around that culdesac you missed!

  7. Robin Burks says:

    This was one of the best interviews I’ve ever seen or heard with David Tennant. Well done!

  8. Kevin says:

    So is there a video version that might be made available or is that owned by BBC America?

  9. Monika says:

    Thanks for answering my question (and trying to impersonate me…very badly of course πŸ˜‰
    This was one of the best ‘interviews’ with David, very well done πŸ™‚

  10. Audrey Hamelin says:

    YAYYY!! He answered my question of what he ate for breakfast!!! lol. Thank you Chis for picking the question even though it wasn’t an amazing question. lol. And he said my name!!! AHHHHH!! I could just about die!! Best Christmas Ever!!!!!:D

  11. Maria G says:

    My favorite Doctor on Christmas morning. Can’t ask for anything better! Thank you, Nerdist, and a happy Christmas to you!

  12. Yvonne says:

    Thanks for the wonderful Christmas gift!!! πŸ˜€

  13. Vincent S says:

    @[email protected] this guy is awesome! I think everyone wins since both he and Matt Smith are both super awesome. Now I know why Chris couldn’t say to Matt Mira who was better. It’s like saying one of these people sucked ass when both were awesome as hell. I really liked the whole interview BUT I have to say that you, Chris, could have kept up with the accent until the very last Tennant quemment. Too bad the podcast doesn’t have a “bailout jingle” or something.

    Very glad to know that this guy is also a nerd. Always know there’s a few of those sprinkled on the actor “pool”. Also good to know that he has alot of the same tendencies of Wil Wheaton when it comes to fans. He doesn’t want fame (stalking) constantly and would rather not deal with it, these traits make him human (a nerd).

  14. Sin Greaves says:

    Thanks for the x2 Christmas presents Chris, even though you got my name wrong, I’ll forgive you. I got the answer to my question and that was great. Thank you again and have a Wonderfully Merry Christmas today and Happy New Year later on.

    Wouldn’t mind being a follower of S. Black either though>:)

    Sin Greaves (pronounced grieves, sad, mourning, etc)

  15. terri says:

    i could have listened to this forever! thank you thank you!

  16. Johnny Mckerney says:

    Good job, Chris. I can’t imagine how surreal and heart-palpitating it must be to meet someone you idealize, but you managed to keep it light and engaging.

    Thank you/

  17. aticus says:

    Best X-mas gift ever. Much obliged.

  18. Pemberley72 says:

    This was fabulous! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  19. Scott S says:

    Did David really say John Simm was the quintessential (I can’t remember exactly what word he used, but it doesn’t matter that much for my point) Master? Over Roger Delgado or Anthony Ainley? That sounds just plain insane to me.

    Otherwise, very enjoyable. I hope we get all of the omitted material from the TV show on podcasts like this.

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  21. fogcutter says:

    That was delightful. Thank you! I’m overseas and away from home and I just watched the end of Doomsday and was feeling sad. What a pick me up for Christmas! Now I’m baking cookies and putting on the Christmas special. Joyness.

  22. Alyssa says:

    This was so great! Tennant was amazing… I was nervous to listen in case he didn’t fulfill my expectations of him being awesome and charming but he is brilliantly funny and sweet. Also, Chris, you were hilarious!


  23. OrangeZest100 says:

    I’m glad that fanfiction is dirty…

  24. CXRengel says:

    Pure awesomeness! I’ll be listening after I watch the Nerdist special.

  25. Mike says:

    God bless us, everyone! Merry Christmas movie house! Other classic Christmas line!

  26. Mike says:

    God bless us, everyone!

  27. MischaD says:

    Since I don’t have BBC America and must wait for the Nerdist special to come out on Amazon, this is SUCH an awesome surprise! And now I have plans for the rest of the night! Merry Space Christmas everyone!

  28. Cathy says:

    Thank you, Chris and David!

  29. chris m says:

    Best Christmas present ever!! Thank you

  30. Saso Alauf says:

    Love how you two attack the producer about sports πŸ˜€ brilliant πŸ˜€

  31. ThyHoopyFrood says:

    I think this has been my favorite Nerdist podcast ever!

  32. Jazzgirl says:

    Fantastic interview. He really is a class act in a world that is increasingly crass. Thank you for posting this – and for being an engaging interviewer.

    Today was my first Nerdist podcast experience – Neil Tyson and David Tennant. Seems I have hit the jackpot.

  33. BatTitan says:

    This was by far the best interview with David I’ve ever seen. What a Christmas present. Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! πŸ˜€

  34. Neil says:

    Thank You! Merry Christmas

  35. Mndrew says:

    Stuck working all night tonight, (just me and Santa) this made it a treat; thanks to all involved.

  36. Ali says:

    “Nine kinds of awesome”? You mean “ten kinds of awesome,” right?


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  39. Jessie says:

    THANK YOU!!!! You just made the nerdgasm that is my Christmas a lot more terrific!

  40. mike says:

    Best christmas gift ever! Thank you Big C!

  41. Doctor says:

    Doctor who, David tennant, Harry Potter, Hulk, I am SOOOOO a nerd!

  42. Doctor says:

    Doctor who, David tennant, Harry Potter, Hulk, I am SOOOOO nerding out right now!

  43. Rob P says:

    OMG!!! awesome yes woooo im sooooo gonna listen to it now .

  44. John Edgington says:

    I’m nerding out so hard just listening to this!! Thanks Nerdist!!

  45. Emily G says:

    Thank you guys so much for making this christmas so great! between the doctor who christmas coverage of all the xmas specials, the nerdist year in review, and now this?! thanks and merry christmas to you guys too!!!

  46. Livius says:

    Christmas just got better.
    Downloading Now!!!

  47. Wesley Marshall says:

    Yay!!! Been waiting for almost 2 years for this! So glad it got to happen.

  48. clivodimars says:

    awww merry christmas to you too nerdist. thnx!!

  49. Annie says:

    Since I can’t watch the Nerdist show until tomorrow at the earliest (hopefully Itunes will be quick) this is a fantastic Christmas gift. It will greatly help get through the long car ride with the parents that I am taking tomorrow.