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Nerdette is a weekly interview show that helps you unwind with fun conversations, inspiring ideas, and delightful recommendations. And join us every month for the Nerdette Book Club!

Nerdette is a weekly interview show that helps you unwind with fun conversations, inspiring ideas, and delightful recommendations. And join us every month for the Nerdette Book Club!

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United States

Description:

Nerdette is a weekly interview show that helps you unwind with fun conversations, inspiring ideas, and delightful recommendations. And join us every month for the Nerdette Book Club!

Language:

English

Contact:

312-893-8585


Episodes

What to expect when you’re expecting Omicron

1/14/2022
Nerdette’s "resident epidemiologist" Dr. Emily Landon is back to cut through the noise and help us navigate the pandemic now.

Duration:00:24:30

New year, new apocalypse!

1/7/2022
We ring in the new year with a panel discussion on the huge snowstorm in the mid Atlantic and the death of the BlackBerry. Author Catherine Price explains why fun is an essential part of life. And what does the sun actually sound like? One of the scientists behind the first spacecraft to touch the sun’s atmosphere tells us all about it.

Duration:00:30:23

Nerdette Book Club: Xochitl Gonzalez on ‘Olga Dies Dreaming’

1/4/2022
We are kicking off 2022 with Xochitl Gonzalez’s dazzling debut novel about political scandal, family bonds, gentrification and a whole lot more. Xochitl joins us for a spoiler-free chat about how her former career as a wedding planner inspired her to write this story.

Duration:00:23:50

The best podcasts of 2021

12/31/2021
Thousands of hours of podcasts came out this year. But how many were actually good? The New Yorker’s Sarah Larson and Vulture’s Nick Quah give us a taste of the best of the best.

Duration:00:33:13

Nerdette Book Club: ‘You Better Be Lightning’

12/28/2021
This month on Nerdette Book Club, we talk to two poets about Andrea Gibson’s poetry collection ‘You Better Be Lightning.’

Duration:00:25:17

The best TV shows of 2021

12/24/2021
Linda Holmes and Aisha Harris, co-hosts of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, share their top TV shows of the year.

Duration:00:25:36

Best books of 2021

12/17/2021
We take stock of the year in books with an editor from The New York Times Book Review and the host of The Stacks podcast.

Duration:00:29:36

Sweet, sweet syrup shortage

12/10/2021
Our panel dives into the maple syrup shortage. Plus, we take a look at the best cookbooks of 2021.

Duration:00:29:45

Nerdette Book Club: ‘You Better Be Lightning’

12/7/2021
We talk to Andrea Gibson about their gorgeous new poetry collection, ‘You Better Be Lightning.’

Duration:00:30:07

Omicronoasis

12/3/2021
Tre’vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill, co-hosts of the FANTI podcast, join us to discuss the pronunciation of Omicron, Spotify “Wrapped” playlists, and getting stuck in a British pub. Then, we hear from Grace Bonney about her new book Collective Wisdom: Lessons, Inspiration, and Advice from Women over 50.

Duration:00:31:00

Nerdette Book Club: ‘Bombshell’

11/30/2021
Romance enthusiasts Tia Williams and Jessica Pryde join the book club to dig into the feminist bodice ripper Bombshell by Sarah MacLean. It’s a romp!

Duration:00:30:13

PIE FOR BREAKFAST

11/26/2021
Athletic eating doesn’t need to stop with the Thanksgiving meal. New York Times Cooking experts Melissa Clark and Tejal Rao teach us how to make the best of our leftovers.

Duration:00:16:36

A pre-holiday check-up

11/19/2021
Winter sure is coming, so Nerdette’s resident epidemiologist Dr. Emily Landon is back to answer all of your COVID questions.

Duration:00:19:30

What is this year’s sexiest supply chain?

11/12/2021
We’ve all heard way more about supply chains this year than ever before, but how will the shortages and delays affect your holiday book haul? Nerdette goes on a journey through the publishing industry to find out. But first, the panel gets into vaccines for kids and People magazine’s choice for the sexiest man alive, Paul Rudd.

Duration:00:23:58

What is time?

11/5/2021
The panel debates daylight saving time, canceling classic rock, and how to stop your job from becoming your life. Plus, we learn how to make beans interesting every day of the week.

Duration:00:34:06

Nerdette Book Club: Sarah MacLean on ‘Bombshell’

11/2/2021
We talk to bestselling romance novelist Sarah MacLean about her feminist bodice ripper Bombshell.

Duration:00:26:18

Shove it, Satan

10/29/2021
To get into the Halloween spirit, Erik Larson tells us a ghost story and a monster expert explains why werewolves are hot right now.

Duration:00:28:46

Nerdette Book Club: ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’

10/26/2021
The Nerdette Book Club unpacks Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki with book nerds Jenn Northington and Christina Orlando.

Duration:00:41:25

Fandom, feminists and fortune telling

10/22/2021
This week, our panel takes a stab at renaming Facebook and mulls over the new Dune adaptation starring Timothée Chalamet. Then, we talk about two special guides for life, one on feminism for girls and non-binary teens and another on using tarot for self-care.

Duration:00:31:36

The women who painted themselves against all odds

10/15/2021
The duo behind Black Nerd Problems join the panel to unpack the week so you don’t have to. Plus, two authors share stories on women’s self portraits and coming out at any age.

Duration:00:32:34