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Nerdette

Summary: Nerdette is a safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, and encountering IRL. Interviews with your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) authors, artists, astronauts, and more.

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  • Artist: Greta Johnsen
  • Copyright: Copyright 2015 Chicago Public Media

Podcasts:

 Homebrewing fun with Emma Christensen, a talk with Strange Brews Podcast, and ... midterms? | File Type: application/octet-stream | Duration: 00:00:00

We talk with folks from Business Insider about their list of the most famous books set in each state; then, how to get your homebrew on with Emma Christensen of Kitchn. Homework this week is a doozy-- check out Strange Brews, a WBEZ podcast about all things beery, and then watch The Crazy Ones on CBS. Oh, and if you have time, check out Wally Lamb's new book.

 Masters of Sex, Ann Patchett, Halloween nerds and a zombie debate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

'Masters of Sex' author Thomas Maier helps us get to know another great Lady Nerd of History: Sex researcher Virginia Johnson. Novelist Ann Patchett gives homework. Plus a Masters of Sex cocktail, a Halloween nerd love story and a zombie debate. http://nerdettepodcast.com

 Sharon Creech talks writing for kids, robot yetis on Doctor Who, and some hip homework | File Type: application/octet-stream | Duration: 00:00:00

Author Sharon Creech talks about her new book The Boy on the Porch. Plus Tricia counts down to the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, Lauren Chooljian provides the perfect playlist for sweater weather music and we've got some hip (hop) homework for you. http://nerdettepodcast.com

 Ada Lovelace Day, girls who code and Malcolm Gladwell gives homework | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

Get to know the mother of computer programming, Ada Lovelace. This great lady nerd of history inspires our conversation with women in STEM fields and teenage girls learning to code in Chicago. Plus author Malcolm Gladwell gives homework and nerds out about David and Goliath.

 Robin Sloan nerds out and Sharon Creech gives great homework | File Type: audio/x-wav | Duration: 00:00:00

Media inventor and author Robin Sloan stops by to talk about Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore, its new prequel, secret societies and the future of technology. Plus autumnal homework from author Sharon Creech. http://nerdettepodcast.com

 Hugging Neil Gaiman, flight vs baby animals and BBC's best sci fi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:30

Author Victoria Schwab nerds out about hugging Neil Gaiman and explains her merit system for productive writing days. (It involves rewards of watching BBC shows). Plus your incredible responses to our superpower showdown question: Flight vs. The power to make baby animals stay baby. And homework from media inventor Robin Sloan.

 Hugging Neil Gaiman, flight vs baby animals and BBC's best sci fi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

Author Victoria Schwab nerds out about hugging Neil Gaiman and explains her merit system for productive writing days. (It involves rewards of watching BBC shows). Plus your incredible responses to our superpower showdown question: Flight vs. The power to make baby animals stay baby. And homework from media inventor Robin Sloan.

 30 Rock writer Colleen McGuinness nerds out about TV, working with Tina Fey and Bananagrams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

30 Rock writer Colleen McGuinness on coming out as a nerd and all the TV, movies and board games she loves. (Bananagrams!) Plus she talks about teaming up with Tina Fey for her new NBC comedy pilot set on Fire Island. And she gives really good homework.

 Fall TV: Mindy Project, Homeland and comedy pilots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

Ideas for filling the impending Breaking Bad-shaped hole in our lives. Plus we taste test 3 ABC comedy pilots in a round of Marry, Frack, Kill with Rebecca Poulson and nerd out about our favorite actors returning to TV this fall. Allison Janney! Bradley Whitford! Will Arnett! JB Smoove?

 Jane Addams and the 'L' word, Tina Fey on SNL and favorite female musicians | File Type: application/octet-stream | Duration: 00:00:00

Could Progressive Era activist and feminist icon Jane Addams be considered a lesbian? We check in with the Curious City crew that tackled this tricky question. Lauren Chooljian serves up a playlist of her favorite female musicians of the moment. Plus Tina Fey returns to SNL!

 Jim DeRogatis nerds out, cats in space and David Tennant in Broadchurch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

Dive in with rock critic and Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis to learn about his passion for making military miniatures. Plus a #SEOclassics recap, David Tennant leaves Doctor Who far behind with his new BBC show and Tricia surprises Greta with some George R. R. Martin homework.

 Marisha Pessl, Ghostbusters and flea market finds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

Night Film author Marisha Pessl's nerd confessions, a Kentucky Ghostbuster who cosplays for a good cause and an interview with Chewbacca at a 24-hour flea market. Plus a new word nerd game: #SEOclassics

 Breaking Bad, Denise Kiernan and Marvel's nerdy beer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

Spoiler-free look at Breaking Bad's return (and the amazing Star Trek monologue), author Denise Kiernan nerds out and the new Strange Brews podcast crew introduces us to Marvel's comic-inspired beer.

 Doctor Who news, Breaking Bad hopes, a Dexter rant and NPR's Audie Cornish | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

NPR's Audie Cornish offers up nerd homework. Lots of Doctor Who news, Breaking Bad predictions and a Dexter rant. Plus our booze nerd brews up an Orange is the New Black inspired cocktail.

 Audie Cornish, Orange is the New Black and future tech with MT Anderson | File Type: application/octet-stream | Duration: 00:00:00

NPR's Audie Cornish draws a line in the nerd sand. Author MT Anderson discusses how technology changes how we think and speak. And Tricia and Greta have a whole lot of feelings about Orange is the New Black. Plus, homework!

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