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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 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 every month for the Nerdette Bookclub!

    Goodbye for now!

    Goodbye for now!

    As y’all probably know, we’re calling this the “goodbye for now” episode of Nerdette because it’s our last episode while we’re employees at WBEZ. So, we thought it was the perfect time to call up Nerdette co-creator Tricia Bobeda and Nerdette Recaps co-host Peter Sagal to play our favorite game, Burden or Delight.

    Then, we hear from YOU about what Nerdette has meant to you for the past 11 years.

    We ultimately hope to find a new home for Nerdette! You can keep in touch with the team by joining our Facebook group, following Anna (@annabaumanation) and Greta (@gretamjohnsen) on Instagram, and subscribing to Greta’s newsletter.

    Thank you for 11 amazing years. We love you!
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    • 35 min
    Nerdette Book Club: More with Amor Towles, LIVE!

    Nerdette Book Club: More with Amor Towles, LIVE!

    May’s Book Club selection is the fabulous short story collection ‘Table for Two’ by Amor Towles. It was amazing to get to talk to Amor in front of a LIVE audience in Chicago a few weeks ago. Since we were only able to share about half of that conversation in the podcast feed, we decided to bring you more from our chat and dive even deeper into the book!

    A programming note – this is our second to last episode as a production at WBEZ. We are ultimately looking for a new home for the show. But until we figure that out, we’ll have one more episode on Tuesday.
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    All the books to read this summer!!!

    All the books to read this summer!!!

    This week, we ask voracious reader Liberty Hardy to rave about the best books coming out this summer. Liberty is the host of the Book Riot podcast ‘All the Books!’ She and Greta trade their top picks.

    Here are the titles in the order that they’re mentioned in the episode:
    ‘Fire Exit’ by Morgan Talty (6/3)‘The Ministry of Time’ by Kaliane Bradley (5/7)‘The Stardust Grail’ by Yume Kitasei (6/1)‘Oye’ by Melissa Mogollon (5/14)‘Margo's Got Money Troubles’ by Rufi Thorpe (6/11)‘The God of the Woods’ by Liz Moore (7/2) ‘Bear’ by Julia Phillips (6/25)‘Hum’ by Helen Phillips (8/6)‘The Most’ by Jessica Anthony (7/30)]]>

    • 20 min
    A kitchen therapy session with Tamar Adler

    A kitchen therapy session with Tamar Adler

    This week, cookbook author and leftovers lover Tamar Adler joins us to answer YOUR questions on cooking, hosting and eating. Tamar is the author of 'The Everlasting Meal' and 'The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A-Z.' She also writes the newsletter “The Kitchen Shrink,” where she regularly gives out culinary advice.
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    • 38 min
    Nerdette Book Club LIVE with Amor Towles!

    Nerdette Book Club LIVE with Amor Towles!

    This week, we are bringing you a special LIVE edition of Nerdette Book Club!!! The great Amor Towles, author of 'A Gentleman in Moscow' and 'The Lincoln Highway,' joined us in front of a live audience at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago to discuss our May Book Club selection, his most recent book 'Table for Two!' It’s a collection of six different short stories set in New York City and a novella based on characters from his first novel, 'Rules of Civility,' set in Los Angeles during the Golden Age of Hollywood. This is a spoiler-free conversation! We’ll be back at the end of the month with more.
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    • 31 min
    A joyfully defiant summer playlist

    A joyfully defiant summer playlist

    This week, we’re sharing some of the best new music out this summer! Our friend Kristen Kurtis is the assistant music director and Morning Show host at WXPN in Philadelphia. We asked her to bring us some fun and maybe even a little angry songs to rock out to this summer. You can find this collection of “joyfully defiant” songs below or listen along on our Spotify playlist.

    Want to add to the playlist? Send us an email at nerdettepodcast@gmail.com or a dm on Instagram!

    “Hater’s Anthem” by Infinity Song
    “Change Shapes” by Lauren Mayberry
    “Sometimes” by Mannequin P***y
    “Suffer” by Pillow Queens.
    “Cartagena” by Reyna Tropical
    “Broken Man” by St. Vincent
    “The Feminine Urge” by The Last Dinner Party
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