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Summary: Nerdette is a weekly interview show that helps you unwind with fun conversations, inspiring ideas, and delightful recommendations. And join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month for the Nerdette Bookclub!

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


 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!

 New slang, Planet Money's Zoe Chace and Nerdette's origin story | File Type: application/octet-stream | Duration: 00:00:00

Planet Money's Zoe Chace nerds out about Louie CK, country music and making radio. Author MT Anderson tells us about creating new slang and how technology changes language. Plus your homework this week is brimming with British accents and Jenji Kohan goodness.

 Wild berry cocktails, urban foraging and three must read books | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

We nerd out about something old (that Hemingway novel you haven't read since high school), something new (JK Rowling's new book), something borrowed (an urban foraging menu) and something blue (a bramble cocktail recipe). Guests include Lauren Chooljian, Eden Robins and Rebecca Poulson. Our intern Claire is at circus camp this week. Maybe this time she'll finally learn to juggle.

 Comics, sex and crush-worthy bookshelves with Sarah Mirk of Bitch Magazine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

Bitch Magazine's online editor Sarah Mirk stops by to nerd out about making and reading comics, her new Sex from Scratch project, feminism myths and more. Plus your additions to our summer reading list, HBO homework and the weird weather in Alaska.

 Chris Kluwe nerds out, Brian Babylon on Star Trek and Game of Thrones 101 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

NFL punter and vocal LGBTQ ally Chris Kluwe talks about making up new curse words, Carmen Sandiego and his new book Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies. Comedian Brian Babylon talks nerdy to us (about his favorite Star Trek movie) and our pal Meghan lets us listen in as her stepmother convinces her to watch Game of Thrones.

 Author Meg Wolitzer, campfire cocktails and circus camp | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

Author Meg Wolitzer nerds out about summer camp, Scrabble and her new book The Interestings. Plus a recipe for a campfire old-fashioned cocktail and our intern Claire tells us about running away to the circus.

 When stories should kill characters: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and more | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

What happens when TV characters need to die? We discuss the shows that are best (and worst) at pulling the plug. Plus a dramatic reading of Hillary Clinton's Twitter bio. And we nerd out about Superman with author Julia Keller, who had the best comic book collection on her block. [Spoiler alert for Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and Walking Dead.]

 Nerdy summer camp stories and a Game of Thrones list | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

Autopsies! Mormons! Time Travel! We asked for your nerdy summer camp stories and you didn't disappoint. Hear three camp stories about what it's like to grow up, go back in time and get your hands dirty. Plus an angst-laden list of how Game of Thrones is giving our intern Claire an anxiety disorder [spoiler alert].

 Summer TV, lady podcasters, and an intern rant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

It’s all happening! In our first episode, Nerdette co-hosts Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda bring in a friend to play Frack, Marry Kill with three summer TV shows: Maron, Newsroom and Family Tree. Julie Shapiro of the Third Coast International Audio Festival talks about her piece in Transom that digs into why so few women host podcasts. And our intern has a rage-fueled list of things she’s worried may be Zooey Deschanel’s fault.

 Nerdette can't hardly wait for Arrested Development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:00

Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda are nerding out hard about the return of Arrested Development. They talk hopes, fears and chicken dance in the first mini-episode of the Nerdette Podcast.


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