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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

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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!

Language:

English

Contact:

312-893-8585


Episodes

We’re still talking about Beyoncé

8/5/2022
We discuss none other than the queen, Beyoncé, with WBEZ metro reporter Adora Namigadde and Director of Audio at Medill School of Journalism Arionne Nettles. Plus, Vox’s Emily Stewart tells us about the pandemic purchases that many have grown to regret.

Duration:00:26:19

'Nope,' Austen adaptations, and the end of the Choco Taco

7/29/2022
‘Fanti’ podcast hosts Tre’vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill join us to unpack the week. Then, Vulture’s Carrie Wittmer walks us through a timeline of Jane Austen film adaptations. Plus, Gloria Liu tells us about her piece for Outside Magazine, “One Woman’s Wholesome Mission to Get Naked Outside.”

Duration:00:35:54

Bennifer, 'Crawdads' and getting caught in the rain

7/22/2022
The co-hosts of Celebrity Book Club, Lily Marotta and Stephen Phillips-Horst, join us to unpack the week that was. Then, The New York Times Magazine writer Marcela Valdes tells us about the efforts to diversify the publishing industry. Plus, has reality TV become a parody of itself? We ask Wired’s Kate Knibbs.

Duration:00:37:42

James Webb FTW

7/15/2022
Podcasters Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer stop by to talk about Emmy nods and snubs, the incredible images from the James Webb space telescope, and the best conversation-starters. Then, we check in with Lucy Westlake, the youngest American woman to summit Mount Everest,

Duration:00:26:42

A peek behind the librarian desk

7/8/2022
We teamed up with WBEZ’s Curious City to answer a listener's question about how librarians always seem to know what we want to read before we do.

Duration:00:12:46

Let it out

7/1/2022
We check in on how YOU are feeling. Plus, bestselling author Susan Cain tells us why she is happy to be melancholy.

Duration:00:26:19

How are you REALLY?

6/28/2022
The news is a lot right now, so we're checking in. Send your voice memos to nerdettepodcast [at] gmail [dot] com for Friday's episode.

Duration:00:03:32

What to read this summer

6/22/2022
Book Riot’s Liberty Hardy reads hundreds of books a year. She tells us the best new books of this summer.

Duration:00:16:42

What is your daily EGOT?

6/17/2022
EGOTS for everyone! This week, ‘City Cast Chicago’ host Jacoby Cochran and Vox’s Jonquilyn Hill join the panel to talk about the week in pop culture. Then, Linda Holmes tells us about her new book ‘Flying Solo.’ Plus, we listen back to our interview with Michael Greyeyes in honor of the release of ‘Rutherford Falls’ season 2.

Duration:00:36:50

They weren’t heroes but they saved lives

6/10/2022
First, we talk about updating the Bechdel test and re-embracing Kate Bush with bestselling author and host of ‘Bad With Money’ Gaby Dunn. Then, we hear about the new HBO documentary ‘The Janes,’ which is about a group of women who performed abortions before it was legal. Plus, what are the best summer blockbusters?

Duration:00:39:02

Tom Perotta on ‘Tracy Flick Can’t Win’

6/7/2022
The New York Times bestselling author reflects on his writing before and after the #MeToo movement.

Duration:00:24:21

What if phones but too much

6/3/2022
We talk about the cake throwing incident at the Mona Lisa and all of the TV you should watch this summer. Plus, a viral tweet says there are only 35 premises in all of literature, and … it's not far off?

Duration:00:29:14

Nerdette Book Club: ‘This Thing Between Us’

5/31/2022
Ready or not, book club is taking on the horror novel ‘This Thing Between Us’ by Gus Moreno. We chat with two horror enthusiasts, Chicago bookseller Javier Ramirez and writer Gabino Iglesias.

Duration:00:31:05

Masks are still a good idea

5/27/2022
Yes, COVID is still a thing. Nerdette’s “resident epidemiologist” Dr. Emily Landon gets us up to speed.

Duration:00:28:41

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