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Summary: A safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, listening to and encountering IRL.

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  • Artist: Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen
  • Copyright: Copyright 2015 Chicago Public Media


 Victoria Schwab On Monsters, Mayhem And Magic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Author Victoria Schwab is a twenty-something wizard at writing sci-fi and fantasy. Her books are fast-paced, fascinating and often feature fierce feminist protagonists.

 Messing With Nature: Exploring The Future Of Food, Fertility And More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is a special episode of Nerdette: hosts Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen hear from entrepreneurs and scientists who are forging into the frontier with pigeons, infertility, food, and feces.

 Hari Kondabolu On Turning Politics Into Comedy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In Hari Kondabolu’s new comedy album, Mainstream American Comic, Kondabolu takes on issues like Black Lives Matter, the presidential race, abortion, and white privilege. On Nerdette, Kondabolu chats about why comedy isn’t the same as activism and how to laugh in a deeply divided America.

 Jessi Klein On Grown-Up Tomboys, Motherhood, And Backpacks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jessi Klein, head writer for Inside Amy Schumer, talks about the awkwardness of being a grown-up tomboy and when you’re finally too old to carry a backpack. Then she explains that there may only be two types of women in the world: wolves and poodles. Her new book is called You’ll Grow Out of It.

 Lindy West And Andi Zeisler On Fierce Feminism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Lindy West on fat-shaming, fighting trolls and finding your voice. Her incisive, hilarious new book is Shrill. Then, Bitch Media Group co-founder Andi Zeisler looks at one of our favorite TV shows through a feminist lens.

 Tig Notaro And Gillian Flynn 'Just' People | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Comedian Tig Notaro talks about how she turned a string of personal tragedies into comedy. Then Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl, discusses her nerdy obsessions.

 Judy Blume And Kwame Alexander On The Books That Shape Childhood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Judy Blume's iconic books have defined the childhoods of multiple generations. And Newberry Award-winning writer Kwame Alexander crafts books for reluctant young readers. Both tell us why they write books for their inner tween.

 W. Kamau Bell On His New Show, The Hulk, And Denzel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

W. Kamau Bell is the host of CNN’sUnited Shades of America, a show that explores the contentious, misunderstood corners of American culture. He talks about how he ended up with a comedy show on a news channel, why he loves The Hulk, and what makes Denzel the best actor of all time, period.

 Felicia Day On Being Weird, Hard Work And Women In Hollywood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this recording of a live event in Chicago, actress, gamer and internet royalty Felicia Day talks about being a weird kid, the importance of hard work, and how women can take over Hollywood. She's the author of a new memoir called You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Find Nerdette via iTunes | RSS | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr Like Game of Thrones? Check out our other podcast: Nerdette Recaps Game of Thrones with Peter Sagal.

 Dan Savage On Nerdy Kink, Musical Theater, and Cultural Catholicism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Dan Savage is a relationship advice columnist, the creator of the “It Gets Better” project, and the host of the Savage Lovecast. We talk to Dan about the intersection between nerdiness and kink, the beauty of musical theater, and what it means to be “culturally Catholic.” Plus, a nerd confession from a merman.

 Politics On TV: West Wing's Joshua Malina And Madam Secretary Creator Barbara Hall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

First, we obsess over The West Wing with Joshua Malina and Hrishikesh Hirway, hosts of the recap podcast The West Wing Weekly. We discuss the musicality of Aaron Sorkin’s dialogue, the importance of W.G. Snuffy Walden’s scoring, and exchange serious trivia. Then, Tricia talks with the creator of Madam Secretary Barbara Hall.

 Stephen King, Anna Quindlen And Garden Gnomes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen about how to raise feminist sons and why she doesn’t care what other people think of her. Then, King of Horror Stephen King tells us about his short-legged obsession. And Greta calls a hotline to talk to a dream interpreter.

 601 The Red Woman: Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The question on everyone's mind: Dead or alive? Join Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me’s Peter Sagal and Nerdette's Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen as they discuss the premier of Game of Thrones' sixth season, and answer this and other questions: Is any character as good-hearted as the Onion Knight? Is Jamie set to go "Rambo" on Westeros? And what exactly did we learn about the Lady in Red? This and more on this week's Nerdette Recaps Game of Thrones with Peter Sagal.

 Baratunde Thurston On Comedy, Race, And Uncomfortable Conversations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Our guest is Baratunde Thurston, who runs digital for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He's also got a podcast called About Race and is the author of How to Be Black. He joins us to talk about the role of comedy in uncomfortable conversations about race and politics, the presidential campaign, and what it's like to work on The Daily Show. Then, a nerd confession FULL of 90's memorabilia.

 Rebecca Traister On All The Single Ladies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Rebecca Traister gives us an insightful look into the history of unmarried women and their escapades. That's also the focus of her new book: All the Single Ladies.Plus, we’ve got homework from Stacy Schiff and Sloane Crosley,


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