47 episodes

Come on now, we all NERD hard over something pop culture. Perhaps it's that show that will never disappear from your "Keep Watching" queue, or that book you stan so much, you can recall the exact page of any given moment. Maybe you nerd out for that actor you have more pictures of in your phone than you have of your actual loved ones. The Nerds Awaken celebrates all things pop culture - from fledging interests to hardcore obsessions - with unabashed joy, laughter, and a passion that our family members would call, "grounds for an intervention."

The Nerds Awaken The Nerds Awaken

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Come on now, we all NERD hard over something pop culture. Perhaps it's that show that will never disappear from your "Keep Watching" queue, or that book you stan so much, you can recall the exact page of any given moment. Maybe you nerd out for that actor you have more pictures of in your phone than you have of your actual loved ones. The Nerds Awaken celebrates all things pop culture - from fledging interests to hardcore obsessions - with unabashed joy, laughter, and a passion that our family members would call, "grounds for an intervention."

    Breaking Down Bridgerton: Season 3 Part 1

    Breaking Down Bridgerton: Season 3 Part 1

    Polin Season is upon us, and it is glorious.We collaborated with Big Gold Belt Media to review Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1, which premiered May 16th on Netflix. You can also find the video recording of this episode on Big Gold Belt Media's Youtube channel.In this episode we had a very spoiler-filled discussion of the first four episodes of Bridgerton Season 3. We adored every part of Colin and Penelope's story, as well as the other character's arcs that were woven in.Look for our breakdown of ...

    • 56 min
    Read Before You Watch: Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

    Read Before You Watch: Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

    We're excited to announce the launch of a new series, Read Before You Watch! With book-to-screen adaptations becoming increasingly common, we thought it would be fine to have a series devoted to reading and reviewing books before watching the adaptations. With Season 3 of Bridgerton premiering on Netflix on May 16th, we thought we would get things started with the book behind the couple of the season, Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. One of us had read it, one of us hadn't, a...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    A Conversation with Elise Nelson

    A Conversation with Elise Nelson

    We had a very special guest back in The Nerds Awaken studio! Elise Nelson was the first author we ever interviewed way (all the way back in 2021!) and we are thrilled to be having her back to talk about her new novel The Light in Hades, book 1 in the Olympus Retold series.The Light in Hades is a powerful Hades and Persephone retelling, and we loved Elise's fresh take which delved in mental health, healing from trauma, and the power of love to make us stronger, without all the kidnapping and S...

    • 34 min
    All in Knots Over Ali Hazelwood's Bride

    All in Knots Over Ali Hazelwood's Bride

    We are Ali Hazelwood stans until we die, but when we say that her newest novel Bride is far and away the best thing she's ever written, it's a BIG DEAL.We can not shut up about good this book was, with its weres and vampires and marriages of convenience. And yes, even with its knots, which aren't our favorite but were as tastefully incorporated as we could have hoped for. We dive deep into our favorite moments, what makes this book special, and the stories we're dying for Ali to write next! T...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The State of Adam Driver

    The State of Adam Driver

    Would you believe that it's been over two years since we devoted an entire episode to talking about Adam Driver? An egregiously long amount of time, we know. So we are back with all things Adam, covering his films from the last year, media appearances and press tours, tantalizing rumored projects, and the dream roles we would love to see Adam play.If you too are #blessed with an unhealthy Adam Driver obsession and need a safe place to shout about it, find us on social media!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Writing Reylo: A Conversation with Katrina Kwan

    Writing Reylo: A Conversation with Katrina Kwan

    We were so lucky to welcome Katrina Kwan, author of Knives, Seasoning, & a Dash of Love and an all around gem of a human being, as our very last Writing Reylo author. We had an awesome time chatting with Katrina about her fanfic origins, her career as a ghost writer, and all about her debut novel. We loved this sweet and spicy romance, which is set in the fast-paced, cut throat world of haute cuisine. Find Katrina on Instagram, her website, and buy Knives, Seasoning, & a Dash of...

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

shirinlodi96 ,

So much fun!!

The first two episodes have been about two things I LOVE, Brooklyn Nine Nine and The Love Hypothesis 😍😍
These two ladies are so fun to listen to and super relatable. Can’t wait to hear more!!

MsJoanna06 ,

Listen to feel joy

If you love being very, super, extra exited about shows, books…anything- this podcast is for you ❤️ nerding out is life and Julie and Janna are the best at expressing why we should all just love what we love with reckless abandon

Shithead2234 ,

Brooklyn 99

You ladies rocked it! Now, do Ted Lasso!🤓😏

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