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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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    • 4.8 • 1.3K Ratings

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: ‘Olga Dies Dreaming’

    Nerdette Book Club: ‘Olga Dies Dreaming’

    Authors Adriana Herrera and Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney join us to unpack the twists and turns of Xochitl Gonzalez’s dazzling debut novel.

    • 30 min
    Let them eat crow

    Let them eat crow

    This week, we pay tribute to the late fashion icon André Leon Talley, discuss a troublesome murder of crows and dive into the new book How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu. Plus, we talk to a conservation biologist with a delicious solution to the issue of invasive species.

    • 29 min
    What to expect when you’re expecting Omicron

    What to expect when you’re expecting Omicron

    Nerdette’s "resident epidemiologist" Dr. Emily Landon is back to cut through the noise and help us navigate the pandemic now.

    • 22 min
    New year, new apocalypse!

    New year, new apocalypse!

    We ring in the new year with a panel discussion on the huge snowstorm in the mid Atlantic and the death of the BlackBerry. Author Catherine Price explains why fun is an essential part of life. And what does the sun actually sound like? One of the scientists behind the first spacecraft to touch the sun’s atmosphere tells us all about it.

    • 28 min
    Nerdette Book Club: Xochitl Gonzalez on ‘Olga Dies Dreaming’

    Nerdette Book Club: Xochitl Gonzalez on ‘Olga Dies Dreaming’

    We are kicking off 2022 with Xochitl Gonzalez’s dazzling debut novel about political scandal, family bonds, gentrification and a whole lot more. Xochitl joins us for a spoiler-free chat about how her former career as a wedding planner inspired her to write this story.

    • 22 min
    The best podcasts of 2021

    The best podcasts of 2021

    Thousands of hours of podcasts came out this year. But how many were actually good? The New Yorker’s Sarah Larson and Vulture’s Nick Quah give us a taste of the best of the best.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

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