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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 Greta Johnsen

    • Society & Culture
    • 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!

    We’re still talking about Beyoncé

    We’re still talking about Beyoncé

    We discuss none other than the queen, Beyoncé, with WBEZ metro reporter Adora Namigadde and Director of Audio at Medill School of Journalism Arionne Nettles. Plus, Vox’s Emily Stewart tells us about the pandemic purchases that many have grown to regret.

    • 24 min
    'Nope,' Austen adaptations, and the end of the Choco Taco

    'Nope,' Austen adaptations, and the end of the Choco Taco

    ‘Fanti’ podcast hosts Tre’vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill join us to unpack the week. Then, Vulture’s Carrie Wittmer walks us through a timeline of Jane Austen film adaptations. Plus, Gloria Liu tells us about her piece for Outside Magazine, “One Woman’s Wholesome Mission to Get Naked Outside.”

    • 34 min
    Bennifer, 'Crawdads' and getting caught in the rain

    Bennifer, 'Crawdads' and getting caught in the rain

    The co-hosts of Celebrity Book Club, Lily Marotta and Stephen Phillips-Horst, join us to unpack the week that was.
    Then, The New York Times Magazine writer Marcela Valdes tells us about the efforts to diversify the publishing industry.
    Plus, has reality TV become a parody of itself? We ask Wired’s Kate Knibbs.

    • 36 min
    James Webb FTW

    James Webb FTW

    Podcasters Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer stop by to talk about Emmy nods and snubs, the incredible images from the James Webb space telescope, and the best conversation-starters. Then, we check in with Lucy Westlake, the youngest American woman to summit Mount Everest,

    • 25 min
    A peek behind the librarian desk

    A peek behind the librarian desk

    We teamed up with WBEZ’s Curious City to answer a listener's question about how librarians always seem to know what we want to read before we do.

    • 11 min
    Let it out

    Let it out

    We check in on how YOU are feeling. Plus, bestselling author Susan Cain tells us why she is happy to be melancholy.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

RiffRandle1234 ,

Links please!

Love listening to Nerdette every Friday. Can you please link the books in the show notes? Thanks!

Passanie ,

Love it

I always look forward to this podcast. Great blend of news, book clubs, science and pop culture. Highly recommend

listening LMC ,

Nerdette is a joy!

Listening to Nerdette puts me in a weekend-state-of-mind. It might be Friday night, Saturday morning, or even Friday at 7:30 a.m. Nerdette is the best!

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