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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 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month for the Nerdette Bookclub!

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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 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month for the Nerdette Bookclub!

    The women who painted themselves against all odds

    The women who painted themselves against all odds

    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.

    • 30 min
    When life gives you kidneys, make 'bad art friends'

    When life gives you kidneys, make 'bad art friends'

    This week, our panel takes a look at some of the most complicated friendships in our lives: Facebook friends, unvaccinated friends, and ‘bad art friends.’ We even talk about some animal ones too, with bestselling author Mary Roach.

    • 29 min
    Nerdette Book Club: Ryka Aoki on ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’

    Nerdette Book Club: Ryka Aoki on ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’

    We discuss deals with the devil, intergalactic warfare, and defiant joy with author Ryka Aoki.

    • 24 min
    What It Means To Be The First

    What It Means To Be The First

    It’s not easy being the first in any field. Just ask our two trailblazing guests, former NCAA swimmer Schuyler Bailar and tubist Richard Antoine White.

    • 17 min
    Nerdette Book Club: ‘Crying in H Mart’

    Nerdette Book Club: ‘Crying in H Mart’

    Lit Society Pod co-hosts Kari Herrera and Alexis Honoria join Greta to process Michelle Zauner’s devastating, delicious memoir. (Heads up: you might want tissues for this one.)

    • 54 min
    When Reality Meets TV

    When Reality Meets TV

    It's all TV and trees this week! We're joined by culture reporter Hannah Giorgis (The Atlantic), canopy ecologist Meg Lowman, and Chicago's finest "Bachelor"-ologists: Mina Bloom and Brandon Pope.

    • 31 min

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