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Episode 352: Nerdist Podcast
Bob Saget
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Nerdist Podcast: Bob Saget

The always funny Bob Saget sits down with Chris on the Nerdist! They talk about how they met, why comedy helps people deal with tragedy, and, of course, Full House!

Watch Bob’s new special That’s What I’m Talkin’ About this Friday May 10th at 10pm on Showtime!

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  1. James says:

    So Saget went on for a few about how Chris has influenced him in a positive way. That was pretty cool. Keep on keepin’ on, Chris. You’re a positive influence on many people — most of whom you’ll never meet (sober 1 year plus and listening to you has been an immense help). Love your podcast, man. Your words have been instrumental in my continued sobriety.

  2. Whatsername868 says:

    LOVE this podcast!! So, I just listened to the entire thing and I know that at one point Bob mentioned some books he had enjoyed, and now I can’t remember the names of them and I can’t find them by skipping around. Can someone help me out?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Nathan George says:

    SO HILARIOUS XD I’d love to hear more Bob Saget!!!

  4. Cion says:

    I like how you guys expressed your man love towards each other at the end. What a wonderful podcast. Not the biggest fan of Saget’s comedy but I enjoy him as a person.

  5. Kathleen says:

    I liked this. But you’ll have to have him back to talk about How I Met Your Mother.

  6. MarkinLV says:

    Hey Chris,

    Another phenomenal podcast! You and Bob deserve major kudos for exposing the raw underbelly of alcoholism in such a public forum. I have to say that listening to the podcast is like catching up with old friends, because that’s exactly what you’re doing!

    As always, I wish you, Matt & Jonah all the best and keep up the great work! By the way, Bob malapropism “invertro fetalization” had me dying of laughter for some reason that mystifies me. Thanks again!

  7. Erik says:

    Totally agree that this is how true friends talk…deep, meaningful insight followed closely by a dick or fart joke.

  8. JE Smith says:

    This is the NERDIST podcast, so I feel compelled to point out that Jeffrey Hunter wasn’t fired from STAR TREK; he declined to do the second pilot in order to concentrate on film roles, and so Shatner was cast. Hunter was also unavailable to play the wounded Captain Pike in “The Menagerie,” but may also have turned it down based on that fact that it was essentially a “bit” part with no lines and heavy make-up requirements. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Clark says:

    This podcast was amazing. It inspired me to reach out to one of my long lost friends and say that we need to fucking do something. Thank you for the impetus, it might be shit that we do but at least it’s putting energy towards something positive and not just drinking and playing videogames to pass the time.

  10. Patty Marvel says:

    @Andrew – Yes, there is! You can find it here:

    Please keep in mind drinking games may also be played with water or a tall skinny vanilla latte, which sounds REALLY good right about now.

    And thanks for asking about it because I just took a trip down Nerdist memory lane to find the link.

    *SIGH* I miss Matt and Doc’s bantering.

  11. Klinger says:

    @Alec-Yeah, that’s pretty ridiculous. As a huge Foo Fighters fan, I always thought that was pretty misguided. I like Dave’s music and general attitude a lot, but to support that particular group was pretty boneheaded. I’m surprised more people didn’t call them on it at the time.

  12. setlasmon says:

    people always tell me I look like Bob Saget. I don’t see it. so it’s probably true!

  13. Eric says:

    Hands down, my favorite Nerdist podcast! Touching and funny and I never wanted this one to end. Chris, you guys are extra hilarious together. I hope you have Bob on again soon!

  14. ClamC says:

    I usually love Chris’ podcasts, but I had to stop and delete this one about a third of the way through. Bob was just being crude and not funny. Jokes about anything are fair game, but they hand to be funny. I just felt Bob was trying and failing. If I wanted to hear that kind of un-funny humour, I’d go ride a public bus for 2 hours. Bring on the next!

  15. cor2879 says:

    I’d like to see Bob Saget as a guest star on Talking Dead. Make it happen, Hardwick!

  16. Jack says:

    Long podcast, but worth every minute of it. The talk about The Aristocrats was pretty interesting.

  17. Eric says:

    Here is information about what happened to Richie Gold. It looks like he is indeed alive, and maybe doing comedy.

  18. Sheldon J says:

    Jesus Christ, what a great podcast!!!
    I’m an alcoholic who is deeeeply considering giving up, not because I’m hurting anybody else with it (which I probably am and am to self-involved to realize it), but just because I think my untapped potential is being unfulfilled. This may be one of those “stepping stones” I needed to hear to help myself in my healing process.
    Thank you Mr. Hardwick and Mr. Saget for putting a lot of your shit out there for all of us to hear. Sometimes poop and pussy jokes are just enough sugarcoating to digest a bitter truth.

  19. Alec says:

    Dave Grohl? Does he still pretend that HIV doesn’t cause AIDS?

  20. Tom Grunnick: โ€œWhat do you do when your real life exceeds your dreams?โ€
    Aaron Altman: โ€œKeep it to yourself.โ€

  21. David H says:

    This was one of those episodes – like Nick Offerman and Rainn Wilson – that I just want to listen to again after it’s finished. Thanks for opening up, Bob!

  22. Nick says:

    Oddly motivating podcast. Always great to hear about old Drunk Chris “Peter” Hardwick and nice to see Bob Saget find a middle ground of crude and hilarious to genuine and self reflecting.

  23. Ryan says:

    Yes, Bring Skydart into a Hostful, even if just for a portion.

  24. Keith says:

    I agree, more Skydart! Rope her into some Hostfuls, too, while you’re at it, if not a proper podcast with her as the guest. Great interview w/ Bob Saget. I was disappointed not to hear any mentions of Pup’n’Taco, though. He’s one of the few people I know of that remembers that chain.

  25. amysrevenge says:

    Jesus I love Saget so much.

  26. DH says:

    After growing up watching that show and AFHIV, I think I finally have a little idea of who Bob Saget is. I’m rooting for you Bob- good job as always Chris.

  27. Kraken Attack says:

    I just love this podcast. I love Bob Saget’s outlook on life. The fact that after going through everything he can still laugh is admirable.

  28. Andrew says:

    There’s a Nerdist Podcast drinking game?

  29. It is always delightful hear two friends get together to talk about things silly and serious. An absolutely fantastic episode even if there was no talk of How I Met Your Mother. What can I say, I love Ted Mosby both young (Josh Radnor who was on the podcast Making It) and older Ted (voiced by Bob Saget)!

    Major kudos!

  30. Eddy says:


    If you play the Nerdist Podcast drinking game, prepare to get drunk about an hour in

  31. Anthony says:

    There were so many tangential riffs in time that my brain started warping. Worth the ride though.

  32. thomas sweeney says:

    more skydart !!!!!!………

  33. Derek Harju says:

    Starting to think Skydart should just do the episode intros from now on. She’s goddamn delightful. Your little back and forth before the episodes is freaking adorable.