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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!

Location:

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

Aim for just okay

5/20/2022
Writer Amil Niazi tells us why ditched ambition for mediocrity. Plus, we talk to Emma Straub, author of one of this year's most anticipated books, 'This Time Tomorrow.'

Duration:00:27:22

What to eat right now

5/13/2022
We round up the best cookbooks of the year so far. Plus, chefs give us their recommendations for cooking with late spring vegetables.

Duration:00:31:16

Music dance experience!

5/6/2022
Here is an episode that you can dance to! J.P. Brammer and Daniel Lavery unpack the week in pop culture. Then, Sofía Valdés tells us about her lush new EP. Plus, we have the soundtrack for your summer!

Duration:00:35:44

Nerdette Book Club: Gus Moreno on ‘This Thing Between Us’

5/3/2022
Gus Moreno joins us to talk about his terrifying debut novel.

Duration:00:27:49

What's happening?

4/29/2022
Elon Musk attempts a Twitter takeover. Plus, Julia Child’s legacy 60 years after her television debut.

Duration:00:34:50

Nerdette Book Club: ‘Pachinko’

4/26/2022
Our panel discusses the multigenerational epic and whether or not the television adaptation measures up.

Duration:00:43:42

Grow Along With Us

4/22/2022
We unwind from another tumultuous almost-spring with the producer and host of the podcast ‘Normal Gossip.’ Topics include our (irrational?) love of houseplants, our ambivalence about Season 2 of ‘Russian Doll’ after a perfect Season 1, and what we love about banned books.

Duration:00:17:02

Vibe shift, anyone?

4/15/2022
The planets are aligning. Are you ready for a new vibe? Kat Chow and Margaret Willison discuss. Then, Jennifer Egan tells us about her new book ‘The Candy House.’ Plus, the history behind the “adopt don’t shop” dog rescue movement.

Duration:00:33:05

April is the cruelest month. Make a smoothie.

4/8/2022
Emily St. John Mandel tells us about her new book ‘Sea of Tranquility.’ Plus, we dig into the significance of the new Amazon union.

Duration:00:35:14

Nerdette Book Club: 'Notes on an Execution'

4/5/2022
Our book club dives into ‘Notes on an Execution’ by Danya Kukafka and contends with our cultural obsession with crime stories.

Duration:00:29:54

Is it a podcast or is it cake?

4/1/2022
We talk to Dylan Marron about his podcast ‘Conversations with people who hate me.’ Plus, are travel guidebooks dead? Or are they cake?

Duration:00:32:03

Whole grain flour is in bloom

3/25/2022
Is whole grain flour the secret to the best chocolate chip cookie? Plus, the woman who swims in Lake Michigan every day.

Duration:00:20:28

Hearts and crafts: Nerdette live!

3/18/2022
Listen to our live event on crafting and activism with Shannon “Badass Cross Stitch” Downey.

Duration:00:23:39

Free the f-word

3/11/2022
Nerdette’s “resident epidemiologist” answers your questions on the lifting of mask mandates. Plus, we listen to the pop stars singing “F U.”

Duration:00:29:04

The beauty of “Big Emotions”

3/4/2022
We talk about the catharsis of crying at the movies and trade recommendations for what to watch this weekend.

Duration:00:32:50

Nerdette Book Club: Danya Kukafka on ‘Notes on an Execution’

3/1/2022
We talk to the author about her decision to upend the tropes of crime fiction in her new novel.

Duration:00:23:54

Pandemic plot points: a dilemma

2/25/2022
Are you ready to read or watch content about the pandemic? Plus, we take a look at equal pay in soccer and beyond.

Duration:00:30:17

Nerdette Book Club: ‘S*** Cassandra Saw’

2/22/2022
We dig into Gwen E. Kirby's 'S*** Cassandra Saw' with Glory Edim of Well Read Black Girl and Jess Zimmerman, author of 'Women and Other Monsters.'

Duration:00:31:37

Should the Winter Olympics exist?

2/18/2022
Today Explained podcast hosts Noel King and Sean Rameswaram round up the news of the week with us. Then, we talk to one of the showrunners behind the bear hug of a show Somebody Somewhere from HBO. Plus, did you know that you could binge watch Netflix for a living?

Duration:00:30:15

What not to wear: Olympics edition

2/11/2022
We talk about the Olympics and the Oscars with the hosts of Slate’s ICYMI podcast, Rachelle Hampton and Madison Malone Kircher. Plus, two delightful interviews with the singer Shamir and the board game designer Elizabeth Hargrave.

Duration:00:35:07