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Nerdette Podcast

Summary: The Nerdette Podcast is co-hosted by Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda. It's a safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, listening to and encountering IRL.

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 Dinner Party Download Edition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:23

We talk with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam about who influenced their (impeccable) taste, how they stay afloat in the sea of pop culture, and what their worst dinner party memories are. Also, some musical homework that will BLOW YOUR MIND.

 Peter Sagal: A nerd we're thankful for | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:47

This week we revisit our conversation with Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me host Peter Sagal. Hear him discuss his love of running, Lord of the Rings and Ray Bradbury.

 Margaret Atwood on feminism, science fiction and the future of books | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:00

Author Margaret Atwood is the queen of speculative fiction. We discuss feminism, the future of books and her latest collection of stories: Stone Mattress. Also: Why she loves duct tape. All that plus your nerd confessions.

 Ask a Mortician's Caitlin Doughty nerds out about death | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:29

Caitlin Doughty is host of the popular YouTube series Ask a Mortician and author of the new memoir Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons From the Crematory. We talk about the history and present of how cultures handle death. Plus a nerd confession that includes a Gollum impression.

 Author Simon Rich on 'Spoiled Brats' and being a history nerd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:50

Simon Rich was the youngest staff writer ever on Saturday Night Live. His new book 'Spoiled Brats' is a collection of funny stories, including one about time travel in Brooklyn that's being turned into a movie. Plus your nerd confessions.

 Lady spies of the Civil War, Harry Potter and a Halloween challenge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:16

The author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy uncovers maverick women of the Civil War. A night at a campfire with war reenactors. Plus Harry Potter homework and nerd confessions collected live while people drank Game of Thrones beer.

 Hank Green, Cameron Esposito and the history of lady pockets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:05

Super nerd Hank Green on the evolution of YouTube. Comedian Cameron Esposito gives homework. And Ariana Tobin of Marketplace on the disappearing act of pockets in women's fashion. Plus your nerd confessions.

 Ada Lovelace Day, Hopscotch, Lucius and Serial's Sarah Koenig | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:36

It's Ada Lovelace Day! In celebration of the mother of computer programming, we get to know a great lady nerd of today: Hopscotch app co-founder Jocelyn Leavitt. Then we go behind-the-scenes at Serial, the new podcast from This American Life. Lauren Chooljian talks to singers from indie pop powerhouse Lucius about their nerdy passions. Mr. Superlative stops by. And a Gilmore Girls-related nerd confession.

 Comedian Judah Friedlander and puzzlemaster Will Shortz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:46

Turns out comedian Judah Friedlander and New York Times Crossword editor Will Shortz both really, really love ping pong. We also talk about Judah's time on 30 Rock, Will's puzzle prowess and hear an intense Lord of the Rings nerd confession.

 Author Lydia Netzer and a powerful nerd confession | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:00

A conversation with author Lydia Netzer and a pretty powerful nerd confession from our intern Patrick.

 Comedian Rob Delaney, banned books and Josh Gondelman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:31

Comedian Rob Delaney on being open about mental health without glorifying the 'tortured artist' trope, being a Twitter superstar and the most unexpectedly sexy thing about his marriage. Plus homework from Josh Gondelman and your nerd confessions.

 Tavi Gevinson, Tracy Letts and a comic genius | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:19

Tricia and Greta gush over their favorite name on the new MacArthur genius grant list. Plus we revisit a conversation with Rookie editor - and now Broadway star - Tavi Gevinson. Then writer Tracy Letts gives homework.

 Nerdette in Space: Intergalactic interviews | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:14

An interview with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, profile of great lady nerd of history Sally ride and Klingon nerd confession make up this medley of our favorite space stories.

 Memory Palace's Nate DiMeo on history, Parks and Recreation and pop music | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:07

We picked the brain of one of our favorite podcasters: The Memory Palace's Nate DiMeo. Nate talks about bringing history to life, writing for Parks and Recreation and what we can learn from pop music. Oh, and SPACE. Plus a potentially shocking Simpsons-related nerd confession.

 Elizabeth Gilbert, polite botany, and Sex In Your Garden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:05

Author Elizabeth Gilbert talks about corgis, fairies, and her latest book about a lady botanist in the 1800s. Then plant expert Angela Overy describes what makes our gardens inherently illicit. And your nerd confessions.


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