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Words and Nerds Podcast is an entertaining and conversational podcast that aims to get inside a writer's mind. We discuss books, the social and political influences of a writer's work and how literature has the power to change the world.

The podcast digs deep to bring you an in depth and sometimes humorous analysis of the author's book and its influences. Join us for a new way of looking at literature.

Dani Vee your host, English teacher, podcaster, reader, book enthusiast and over-thinker. Dani is joined by various guest co-hosts and has a number of spin off episodes including the Feedback Sessions, Summer Series Takeover, Bite-Size Episodes, livestreams, mash-ups and cross-overs.

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Words and Nerds: Authors, books and literature‪.‬ Words and Nerds: Authors, books and literature.

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    • 4.9 • 79 Ratings

Words and Nerds Podcast is an entertaining and conversational podcast that aims to get inside a writer's mind. We discuss books, the social and political influences of a writer's work and how literature has the power to change the world.

The podcast digs deep to bring you an in depth and sometimes humorous analysis of the author's book and its influences. Join us for a new way of looking at literature.

Dani Vee your host, English teacher, podcaster, reader, book enthusiast and over-thinker. Dani is joined by various guest co-hosts and has a number of spin off episodes including the Feedback Sessions, Summer Series Takeover, Bite-Size Episodes, livestreams, mash-ups and cross-overs.

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    656. Nat Amoore and Dani Vee: Shower Land Break the Curse

    656. Nat Amoore and Dani Vee: Shower Land Break the Curse

    Nat Amoore and Dani Vee: Shower Land Break the Curse

    • 32 min
    655. S3E2. Queer Writes Session: Jonathan Butler with Dr Jared M Field

    655. S3E2. Queer Writes Session: Jonathan Butler with Dr Jared M Field

    • S3E2. Queer Writes Session: Jonathan Butler with Dr Jared M Field

    In this episode Jono chats with Dr Jared M. Field, a Gamilaraay Guwaymadhaan mari from Moree way, where the red sand meets the black soil. Etta and the Shadow Taboo was published by Hardie Grant in June 2023 and was highly commended in the 2024 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards — Prize for Indigenous Writing.
    They chat about the collaborative experience of producing a picture book, Gamilaraay Kinship System research as featured on SBS's The First Inventors, Decolonising our ideas of gender and queerness, as well as excellent writing advice.

    • 35 min
    654. Megan Daley and Dani Vee: The Beehive

    654. Megan Daley and Dani Vee: The Beehive

    Megan Daley and Dani Vee: The Beehive

    • 19 min
    653. TAKEOVER: Our Australian HeART hosted by David Lawrence and Carla Hoffenberg

    653. TAKEOVER: Our Australian HeART hosted by David Lawrence and Carla Hoffenberg

    653. TAKEOVER: Our Australian HeART hosted by David Lawrence and Carla Hoffenberg

    • 39 min
    652. Adrian Beck and Dani Vee: Fox Kid

    652. Adrian Beck and Dani Vee: Fox Kid

    Adrian Beck and Dani Vee chat about Adrian’s brand new series FOX KID!

    Adrian discusses the importance of literacy and how this series helps young readers improve their literacy through decodable books.

    The conversation turns to celebrity writers, how he became an illustrator and what’s burning Adrian’s soul.

    Of course there is a GRAND QUIZ, will Adrian be able to take home the PRIZE (which is just glory, there are no croissants!) There is also an intruder right at the end who gatecrashes the interview.

    One of the MOST informed, FUN and FUNNY episodes recorded.

    Listen NOW!

    • 47 min
    S3 E2 QWS: Anna Kate Blair with RWR McDonal or Jono Butler

    S3 E2 QWS: Anna Kate Blair with RWR McDonal or Jono Butler

    S3E2. Queer Writes Session: Jonathan Butler with Anna Kate Blair

    In this episode Jono chats with Anna Kate Blair about writing, visibility, art and how she approached writing and researching her fascinating debut novel, The Modern. Anna Kate also shares some tips and insights as Program and Partnerships Manager at Writers Victoria, as well as some excellent writing advice.
    Anna Kate Blair’s shout out books this episode are:
    You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat
    Mrs. S by K. Patrick
    Queer Writes Session (QWS) Podcast, a Words & Nerds spin off series hosted by Rob aka R.W.R. McDonald and Jonathan Butler, in partnership with Blarney Books & Art in Port Fairy.

    Books mentioned and reviews can be found on QUEER WRITES SESSIONS | Blarney Books and Art

    Resources mentioned and a transcript for this episode’s interview is available at QWS Podcast · R.W.R. McDonald https://rwrmcdonald.com/

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

tidlit ,

Warm and Wonderful

Like having a fireside chat with your favourite authors! Dani brings an infectious enthusiasm to her interviews which brings out the best in everyone she chats to. The perfect podcast for book lovers.

Nurgle19 ,

Great podcast for keeping across literary goss!

I’m an author who spends a lot of time driving in the course of my day job. I use this time to listen to excellent podcasts like this one by Dani, and consider it a great way to keep up with what’s going on in the world of Australian literature. Thanks for all the work you put into this Dani –the literary community appreciates you!

roman_italic ,

BRILLIANT!

Only had to listen to one podcast … and now I am hooked! LOVE IT.

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