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Episode 488: Nerdist Podcast
Crispin Glover
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Nerdist Podcast: Crispin Glover

It’s a bonus episode with the amazing Crispin Glover! He talks about the commercialization and propaganda of movies, the controversial lawsuit over Back to the Future, how different the ’80s would have been for him if he had the Internet to release projects and tell his side of stories, and his new film The Bag Man!

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  9. KoyaDusk says:

    I enjoyed this episode completely. Crispin is eccentric, but definitely not “insane”. His film What is it? Is very shocking, but it seems that was the whole purpose. I’m glad someone like Crispin got to talk about everything that happened to him in the film industry as he navigated his way through it, and I thank Chris for being polite and hearing what he had to say. Good job on this one!

  10. Judd Harris says:

    Crispin Glover is an amazing individual. He did after knock Tom Wilson of Big Pop Fun Fame on his preverbal backside. Need I mention the brilliance of Willard. And how could one forget the shear genius that is Ruben & Ed?! And leave those who work very hard to free entertainment alone! I beg of thee! Chris Hardwick is Awesome! We have not have not had the blessed opportunity to meet. I say we, for I am a quite the delight. My name is Judd Harris, I wish not to hide behind monikers that display my amenity, for I want the world, and of course Chris Hardwick @nerdist, to gaze upon my attempt to defend those who may need it, and to add strength to those who may not actually ask for but will receive it all same! For I am, THE GREAT DEFENDER! (Patten Pending)

  11. Long in  the tooth but incredibly informative. This guy is an absolute American Treasure.

  12. Andrew says:

    Well I have to say that I had no idea what Crispin was like or his story. I knew he was in back to the future. What a guy. I thought at first, “wow this guy is manic” but honestly he just seems authentic and comfortable with that. He’s a really intelligent guy. As for the comment about corporations and Crispin needing to do research, he did and you sound like a tool for making that comment. He was spot on and still acknowledged that he is part of the system. Best way to reform is from within. Thanks for posting this podcast.

  13. Laura says:

    Very thought provoking and insightful on both our fabulous interviewer and interviewee! Thank you for this.

  14. John says:

    Crispin and anyone that agrees with him on his “Corporations” tirades needs to study economics. Preferably they need to at least have a familiarity with the concept of economic freedom.

  15. CJ says:

    That is for giving Crispin H Glover a moment to offer his side of the. TTF story (he got dicked over by producers, any of the original cast wouldve cried foul if they were getting dicked over too, SAG had every right to act in his favor to protect actors) and yeah he’s an artist not a celebrity who brown noses politicians

  16. wolfman says:

    Crispin Glover rocks! Good stuff

  17. greyweed says:

    Wow. He jumps right in.

  18. Chris says:

    Manuel, you do realize you’re “good source” is an opinion piece, right?

  19. Tony Porter says:

    I listened to it twice in a row. It was that fascinating and there were that many threads to follow to digest it all. Thanks for producing this y’all!

  20. Libby says:

    Crispin Glover sounds exactly like Buck Henry…yep, close your eyes…picture Buck Henry.

  21. Admiral Kent says:

    Is he still strong? Can he still kick?

  22. Seaatl says:

    I didn’t know what to expect & thought it was great. I didn’t find anything he said to be extreme. He’s more committed to art than politics. I do feel that he has been portrayed poorly by BTTF producers & media. Good interview. I feel I understand him better after it so it definitely was time well spent for me.

  23. Andrew C says:

    Here’s why Hardwick is a great interviewer when he needs to be. He could have easily jumped all over Glovers mis-understanding of the word “just” and alienated the guest. Glover is clearly a bit hypo-manic and, I suspect ,would have just shut down. Hardwick takes the bump in stride, plays along, lets Glover work through the feelings that have been triggered by the word, and gets a very interesting interview out of it.

  24. Pan of Steel says:

    You know, I’ve always thought Crispin Glover was just playing himself in Back to the Future. That’s how the media has always portrayed him. It was great to actually get to know the guy a bit better by listening to this podcast. He’s fascinating. It’s made me really appreciate what a wonderful performance he gave as George McFly.

  25. Manuel says:

    Glover is being naive and dosent not recognize the real problem with corporate law. The issue here is that because there are very high corporate taxes that have been lobbied by both corporations and progressives there is a system in place that filters out all the smaller coprorations in the US with the corporate income tax. They are not able to pay such rates because they lack the economies of scale to rise sufficient revenue and therefore go out of business. A very easy fix to create more jobs and competition among companies is to abolish the income tax.

  26. Koya says:

    @norusdogCompletely agree. Sick of people using the “I have an opinion and it’s valid so listen to me” argument. Crispin was eccentric, but passionate. None of these interviews are exactly made for you. You have the right to complain but just like a lady who wants a refund for taco bell because she got one less cent back, you’re not adding great value to the world.  Chris Hardwick knows how to be sensitive to everyone that comes on his show, and that’s exactly why I listen to him. You want him to shout out and proclaim that Glover was insane? How do you know Chris even thought that? I certainly didn’t.