The BEST Episodes of Talking with Chris Hardwick

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2022

Network: AMC

The popularity of AMC's "The Walking Dead" aftershow "Talking Dead" -- and specifically of host Chris Hardwick's conversationalist ability to bring out the best in guests -- has moved the network to create a year-round talk franchise. Each hourlong episode features Hardwick talking with a single guest (or series cast) from across the entertainment landscape. The in-depth interviews highlight the host's irreverent, authentic take on pop culture today, and audience interactivity affords fans a fresh destination to celebrate their favorite pop icons.

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Bryan Cranston

#1 - Bryan Cranston

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 6, 2017

star 8.09
55 votes
Michelle Monaghan

#2 - Michelle Monaghan

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 23, 2017

Chris Hardwick talks with True Detective, Mission: Impossible, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Boston Public and The Path star Michelle Monaghan.

star 7.88
58 votes
James Corden

#3 - James Corden

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 30, 2017

Chris Hardwick talks with James Corden, host of The Late Late Show on CBS, creator of Gavin and Stacey and star of Into the Woods.

star 7.88
32 votes
Damon Lindelof

#4 - Damon Lindelof

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 23, 2017

Chris Hardwick talks with writer and showrunner Damon Lindelof about Lost, MTV's Undressed, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Leftovers.

star 7.87
48 votes
Charlie Hunnam

#5 - Charlie Hunnam

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 7, 2017

Chris Hardwick talks to Charlie Hunnam about Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim and his latest films Lost City of Z and King Arthur.

star 7.86
65 votes
Elijah Wood

#6 - Elijah Wood

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 9, 2017

Chris Hardwick talks to Elijah Wood about Lord of the Rings, Dirk Gently and the film I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

star 7.79
91 votes
Cast of Silicon Valley

#7 - Cast of Silicon Valley

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 16, 2017

Chris Hardwick spends time with the cast of the HBO show Silicon Valley, Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr and Zach Woods.

star 7.52
67 votes
Tatiana Maslany

#8 - Tatiana Maslany

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 3, 2017

star 7.52
50 votes
Jordan Peele

#9 - Jordan Peele

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 14, 2017

Chris Hardwick in conversation with Jordan Peele. They talk about Key and Peele, Keanu, MADtv and his debut film, the social thriller Get Out.

star 7.49
57 votes
Neil deGrasse Tyson

#10 - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 20, 2017

star 7.45
49 votes
Jane Lynch

#11 - Jane Lynch

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 30, 2017

star 7.31
51 votes
Orange Is the New Black Cast

#12 - Orange Is the New Black Cast

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 21, 2017

Chris talks to Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning and Taylor Schilling about the latest season of the Netflix show Orange Is the New Black.

star 7.23
53 votes
Jaimie Alexander

#13 - Jaimie Alexander

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 13, 2017

star 7.20
46 votes
Connie Britton

#14 - Connie Britton

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 16, 2017

Chris Hardwick talks with Connie Britton about Friday Night Lights, Nashville, Spin City, American Horror Story and Beatriz at Dinner.

star 7.17
46 votes
Dominic Monaghan

#15 - Dominic Monaghan

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 27, 2017

star 7.08
52 votes