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Nerdist Podcast: Tom Hanks Returns
Episode 417: Nerdist Podcast
Tom Hanks Returns
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Nerdist Podcast: Tom Hanks Returns

Tom Hanks loves the podcast so much, he came back for more! Chris and Jonah sit down with Tom for a second time to discuss awful interview questions, his first time on The Tonight Show, and his upcoming movie, Captain Phillips!

See Captain Phillips in theaters this Friday, October 11th!

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  1. Tim says:

    This was probably one the best podcasts for me so far.  Hanks is just so easy to listen to.

  2. Jady says:

    Awesome you should think of somtiheng like that

  3. Erika Carnevale says:

    I know this is an older interview, but I’ve been playing catch-up with The Nerdist. Wonderful podcast, great host and this interview in particular was so enjoyable. Tom is so genuine and interesting; like listening to your favorite Uncle tell stories. Chris, you have a great show! Love, love, love it!

  4. David says:

    How the hell do you remain that nice a guy after being exposed to so much BS in life.
    Nice interview.

  5. Frank says:

    Great stuff with Tom Hanks again! Very entertaining!

  6. Oliver Klozoff says:

    I just listened to a Brian Dunkleman interview on the radio this morning and after listening to Tom Hanks, it occurred to me — Brian Dunkleman is like the Peter Scolari of the modern era.

  7. Rob S. says:

    Is this one where that gay lawyer becomes a superhero?

  8. Derick says:

    How awesome is Tom Hanks seriously. He’s like a guy you just want to hang with and watch a game. Really great interview guys.

  9. Karl says:

    I wish there were pictures of Tom “Groucho”-ing in and out of the chair.

  10. Greg says:

    Rona Jaffe’s big hit book was The Best of Everything. Betty Draper reads it in bed in an early season of Mad Men.

    the movie is a trashy hoot.

  11. Sarah says:

    Wonderful edition with my #1 favorite actor of all time. Loved this <3

  12. Phil says:

    Finally. Mazes & Monsters. Time to buy the plot and a coffin. But this was fun stuff. For some reason, this just blew fucking by.

  13. bastien says:

    Chris, it’s really nice of you to give these young up-and-comers a bit of spotlight once in a while.

  14. Wildride says:


  15. Mik says:

    Unexpected! Day made!

  16. Ty says:

    Really interesting, great talk/conversation. Thanks for putting this out and working so hard for our entertainment!

  17. CJ says:

    SNL needs another Tom Hanks hosting ASAP! Great guy, great actor, ’nuff said!

  18. Connor says:

    Tom Hanks the greatest actor of all time, or greatest human to ever live?

  19. Doug B says:

    The first podcast with Tom Hanks had me thinking “I’d love to hear more of this, it’d be great if he’d come back.” The second podcast has me thinking “My God can Chris get Tom Hanks every other month or so?” Great ‘cast,

  20. Scott says:

    “You’re bendin’ the shafts! You’re bendin’ the shafts!!”

  21. Katie says:

    I love Tom Hanks. Been a fan since Toy Story and Forrest Gump.

  22. Meemer says:

    Fantastic podcast. I admit, I run with headphones, mostly because I listen to the nerdiest. Tim hanks.2 was as great as the first.

  23. nachotoonz says:

    This episode was awesome as always but i do wish you would have talked about him playing walt disney. :(

  24. Alec says:

    Tom Hanks was his usual awesome self.

    However: what was up with the weird splicing during the outro? If you’re willing to spend entire minutes on the intro, why not the three seconds it would have taken to rerecord the promo code properly? 😛

  25. Edward Gundrum says:

    Always usual, the Nerd Squad and Mr Tom Hank knock it out of the park. Thanks for the great podcast!

  26. froyo11 says:

    Hey Tom! Hey Tom! Tom!

    any fun pranks on set?

  27. froyo11 says:

    YAHHSSS That was fantastic. Tom Hanks is the best

  28. Brian says:

    Under an hour? NOOOOO!!


  29. Jen says:

    Awesome! The original Tom Hanks podcast is one of my favorites you guys have done. Can’t wait to hear this one. =D

  30. doh hello says:

    look people if you dont know about tom hanks i recommend not to listen. i wish nerdist would go back to interviewing musicians…

  31. Nichole says:

    If I was an entertainment reporter, I like to think that I’d ask random questions like – “What was your dream last night?”

  32. Ryan says:

    My god Matt is hilarious.

  33. Kevin says:

    Oh yeah! A Bosom Buddies movie, but now they’re superheroes in drag costume!

    Or a Miami Vice remake with Tom playing Bruce Gutter!

  34. Three Toes of Fury says:

    Woot! Cant Wait! Thou im not sure why his podcast is featured with a photo of Paul F Tompkins….odd.

    Is it safe to assume that y’all spent the 57m with him trying to convince him to make another Bachelor Party movie? Or perhaps the long-awaited big screen adaptation of Bosom Buddies?

    Peace .n. Hanks for the movie memories!


  35. Kristoffer says:

    tom hanks is a gentlemen’s gentleman.

  36. Jack Coffison says:

    A charming and genuine chat- with a charming and genuine guy. Top-notch podcast!

  37. Zuzu Petals77 says:

    awesome interview! Love me some Buffy Wilson..

  38. Pat says: