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Nerdist Podcast: Kit Harington
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Kit Harington
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Nerdist Podcast: Kit Harington

Jon Snow himself, Kit Harington, hangs out with Chris to talk about his beloved Manchester United, filming Game of Thrones in freezing Iceland while his co-workers film in sunny Croatia, and his new film Pompeii!

See Pompeii in theaters February 21st and watch Game of Thrones, back on HBO April 6th!

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    This podcast was great! Kit Harington was witty and an intellectual. He didn’t come across as a narcissistic actor. Chris Hardwick was pretty funny too!

  2. Manu says:

    This was so much fun, I love how you always end up talking about such random thing, which are basically regular stuff that people can relate to, and it’s especially great when that person is so down to Earth and funny like Kit.

  3. Nikki says:

    I just drove coastal highway 1 in Marin County in CA and got dizzy because of the constant twists and turns up and down mountains – and there are not always guardrails on the steep drops into ravines or the ocean!

    I also think about randomly driving into oncoming traffic or off a cliff or something – what if I just did it!? I could just do it! – yes, it is very weird that we think these things haha

  4. Big Dave says:

    The urge to jump… I like the French description better: L’appel du Vide – The Call of the Void.

  5. Jefe says:

    Glory Glory Man United!!!!!!

  6. AmyZ says:

    Intrusive thoughts!

    One of my favorite weird things about the brain. If I remember correctly, it’s an extension of the brain’s self checking system. Pretty much an “am I doing what I should be doing right now?” kind of thing.

    Like if I said don’t think about alligators, people’s minds tend to immediately think about alligators. The brain is checking to see if it’s not thinking about alligators by… thinking about alligators.

    So it extends into social situations (making sure you don’t say fuck in front of a child, etc.) and potentially life threatening situations (jumping off a cliff). Your brain thinks of things you should NOT do, in order to ensure that you continue to not do those things.

    This happens to people all the time and while it’s pretty frightening in the moment, I find it hilarious.

  7. Joe says:

    Manchester United???!?! Too bad they can’t actually send him north to take the Black!

  8. NotMF says:

    Holy crap, I have the same thing with sunken ships as Kit. It’s not a fear of death or anything, it’s just seeing the big thing there. One of the first time I noticed it was playing Super Mario 64 when you find and raise the sunken ship with the eel and stuff. It just gives me the heebie-jeebies.

  9. Liz says:

    LOL best podcast ever xD I think I may be one of the very few who greatly enjoyed Pompeii xD

  10. Shannon says:

    They’ve been studying the “high places” phenom. I’m not sure if thise is the same thing but:

  11. @mpcuniverse says:

    Great podcast.

    Haven’t seen Pompeii but will say that it totally looks like 2012 with Jon Snow and less Woody Harrelson.

    The best part of reading the books is knowing what is going to really happen this season.

    The worst part of reading the books is knowing what is going to really happen this season and having to wait like everyone else to see it visualized.

  12. Three Toes of Fuy says:

    @TheInternet: LOL!

    @RJ_RedneckJedi: possible reference to Bloodsucking Freaks? #movies-that-cant-be-unseen, #the-horror..the-horror.

  13. Cartman says:

    What Happened To The Quemments Ok, so by your logic people should stop make historic movies for ever. No more historic movies!! Fuck George Washington,fuck Lincoln…We all now the stories,we dont them?!?!?! REALLY?!?!?!?

  14. The Internet says:

    I think in Westeros and Essos they call him angry Father Christmas.

  15. Three Toes of Fury says:

    I cant believe all the spoilers he revealed for the upcomming season of Game of Thrones…..these were some of the biggest surprises:

    * One episode will feature a cross over with a popular motion picture when Daenerys and her dragons come face to face with a rag tag band of dwarfs as they battle Smaug

    * Season finale will feature a classic twist ending where we find out that King Joffrey is really a very sweet and humble kid who’s been posing as an evil king to flush out the real evil mastermind…Arya Stark.

    * Littlefinger meets his end at the hands of a masked knight from a neighboring kindom known as Sir Bain the Hard-to-Understand. (“perhaps he’s wondering why you would shoot a man before throwing him out of a plane”)

    * George RR Martin makes cameo as Santa…..angry Santa

    * In an attempt to one-up the Red Wedding scene, Quentin Tarantino brought on board to guest direct an episode which will feature 60m of nothing but P.O.V shots of people being stabbed, repeatedly, with swords.

    Peace .n. Go Team Tyrion!

    3ToF…House of Nerdist.


  16. He’s a FIFA player… well, that’s one thing I have in common with him.

  17. Aurosia Ng. says:

    This was such a good interview! hopefully he comes back again but with Richard Madden as well. 🙂

  18. Ptodd1989 says:

    Feeling the urge to jump from a high place is called “The High Place Phenomenon”

    As far as other thoughts like yelling the fuck word at toddlers, or I’ve even heard of people feeling compelled to grab a cop’s gun, or run their car off the road, I think the closest term is called a Morbid Impulse.

  19. What Happened To The Quemments says:

    Really enjoying this episode, and can’t wait for GoT!

    Have to agree though, Pompeii is not a good movie idea. It’s like history spoiled the plot and we all know the ending.

  20. Dean says:

    Pompeii was not great, it was like Titanic with a volcano.