We know what you’re thinking: what a waste that we can’t even see his face in this content. But, we all know it’s his delightful personality and heartwarming charm that elevated Paul Rudd to the top spot of People’s Sexiest Man Alive poll. Well, that at least has to be part of it.
Regardless, today we are celebrating the ageless wonder with a well-rounded arsenal of comedic timing, dramatic depictions of the everyman, and ability to make you cringe but root for every one of his characters. Whether or not you woke up to a text from your sister letting you know of Rudd’s newest achievement, here’s our favorite podcasts with Paul Rudd.
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
Paul Rudd joined Conan on “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” back in 2019 to chat about meeting back in 1995 during Rudd’s Clueless circuit and their many interviews since. O’Brien regales him with a tale of running into Rudd with a banjo at JFK Airport before they talk more about the muscle memory of show business, wanting to go beyond the bounds of what they do, and even learning to bartend.
ID10T with Chris Hardwick
Rudd joined Chris Hardwick on his podcast back in 2015 to talk about his entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (was it really that long ago?), the art of offensive jokes and the blessing it is to come from a funny family. Listen to Rudd talk all about becoming Ant-Man on this episode of “ID10T with Chris Hardwick.”
Storytime with Seth Rogen
Quinta Brunson was the first guest on “Storytime with Seth Rogen,” telling the story of fangirling in person over Rudd. She speaks of her encounter with Rudd at a movie theater while seeing Inglourious Basterds that had her rethinking her past and present as a devout Jehovah’s Witness. Rogen and Brunson, hyperbolic or not, say that this moment, watching half of a Quentin Tarantino movie in an empty theater with Paul Rudd many seats away, transformed her and led her down her path of comedy and acting.
Andrea Savage: A Grown-Up Woman #buttholes
Listen to Rudd be just utterly delightful with Andrea Savage as she tries to portray him as anything but. On this two-part series with Rudd, “Andrea Savage: A Grown-Up Woman #buttholes” they chat about show-business, hams, his beautiful hair and what it would take to make Rudd turn on Savage. He really is too charming for his own good.
Netflix’s “Present Company” podcast sat down with Rudd in 2019 to discuss his lengthy career: from Clueless to Anchorman to Knocked Up. His ability to have audiences root for him and cringe for him solidified his place in comedy before Marvel knocked on his door to make him a bona fide superhero. He also talks about his new (at the time) show Living With Yourself in which he does double duty playing a man and his clone.
Radio 1’s Screen Time
“Radio 1’s Screen Time” sat down with Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, and The Russo Brothers to chat about the blockbusting Avengers: Endgame. They chat about the making of the film, their theory as to what happens to Thanos and even Jeremy Renner and Paul Rudd’s blossoming bromance.
10 Questions with Kyle Brandt
From The Ringer, “10 Questions with Kyle Brandt” had Rudd on as one of their first interviewees, talking all about Ant-Man, working with Will Ferrell and Steve Carell, staying true to his Kansas City Chiefs and more.