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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!

    Nerdette Book Club: Danielle Evans On 'The Office Of Historical Corrections'

    Nerdette Book Club: Danielle Evans On 'The Office Of Historical Corrections'

    Welcome back to Nerdette Book Club! This month’s pick is ‘The Office of Historical Corrections’ by Danielle Evans. It’s a funny and expertly crafted new collection of short stories from the award winning author of ‘Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self.’

    Listen to our spoiler-free discussion of the book with Danielle herself! And be sure to come back later this month for a spoiler-filled conversation with our distinguished panel. And don’t forget: we want to hear from you too! Record your thoughts about the collection and send an audio file to nerdettepodcast@gmail.com.

    • 23 min
    Is Re-watching 'Grey's Anatomy' A Cry For Help? A Shondaland Investigation

    Is Re-watching 'Grey's Anatomy' A Cry For Help? A Shondaland Investigation

    Would you carry a vaccine passport? Should we have to rely on corporate overlords to ensure our right to vote? Will you still watch “Bridgerton” even though Regé-Jean Page won’t be around? IS RE-WATCHING “GREY’S ANATOMY” A CRY FOR HELP????

    We are joined this week by Hanna Rosin, who runs podcasts at New York Magazine, and Gillian B. White, managing editor at The Atlantic. Plus, Sarah Langan stops by to talk about her new book Good Neighbors, which we CAN’T RECOMMEND ENOUGH!

    AND, Margaret Lyons, TV critic for the New York Times, offers some suggestions for what to watch this spring.

    • 34 min
    The Boat Is Unstuck! Time For A Satanic Panic, I Guess

    The Boat Is Unstuck! Time For A Satanic Panic, I Guess

    Oh gosh, let’s see. COVID cases are rising again. The boat is no longer obstructing the Suez Canal. Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floyd. And Lil Nas X is winning the internet! Jacoby Cochran, host of the City Cast Chicago podcast, and Jill Hopkins, host of Jill Afternoons on Vocalo, help us unpack the week that was.

    Plus, like the strident feminists we are, we are refusing to let go of Women’s History Month! So historian Rosalind Miles joins to discuss her latest book ‘The Women's History of the Modern World: How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years.’

    AND Bethanne Patrick explains the phenomenon that is #BookTok.

    • 32 min
    Nerdette Book Club: 'Piranesi'

    Nerdette Book Club: 'Piranesi'

    It’s time for our March Book Club panel! This month we are discussing ‘Piranesi,’ Susanna Clarke’s long-awaited second novel. It’s a strange and compelling tale that will keep you wondering even after it ends.

    Joining us to unpack it are V.E. Schwab, author of (among many other things) ‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue,’ and Madeline Miller, author of ‘Circe’ and ‘Song of Achilles.’ Listen now!

    • 42 min
    The USPS Is Not A Girl Boss And Neither Are You

    The USPS Is Not A Girl Boss And Neither Are You

    Amazingly, we have made it through another week. This one was all about women’s basketball, girl bosses, and the USPS… and the canceled shrimp guy, but we won’t get into that here.

    Niala Boodhoo, host of the Axios Today podcast, and Lauren Chooljian, who makes podcasts for New Hampshire Public Radio, join to unpack the week that was. Then, we talk to wellness writer Virginia Sole-Smith about what’s really going on with BMI. AND Rebecca Schuman stops by to talk about her recent article “Hamsterkauf! Coronazeit! There’s a German Word for Your Pandemic Experience.”

    • 31 min
    Working Moms, Spring Books, And Hot Cast Iron Tips

    Working Moms, Spring Books, And Hot Cast Iron Tips

    It’s been a rough week. WBEZ’s Race, Class & Communities reporters Natalie Moore and Esther Yoon-Ji Kang join us to unpack it.

    Plus, a spring book preview with Liberty Hardy and cast iron tips from the TikTok famous expert: Matt Bright.

    • 27 min

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