The best in Science Fiction and Fantasy—with a twist. Whether you prefer horse-drawn carriages or spaceships, your drinks shaken or stirred, Tipsy Nerds Book Club delivers lively and fun nerdy conversation and tasty cocktails each week.Join the show hosts as they quest to read the NPR top 100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy stories. To enhance the nerdy adventure, the show hosts recreate fictional cocktails from that week's featured story (books, movies, shows and other media), then drink the libation during the podcast! The show also features author guests (upcoming guests will include authors such as Hugh Howey and D.A. Shaolin Spires), and the guest authors also imbibe that week's tasty beverage.Once you add cocktails, anything can happen! “Two tipsy nerds, one great story.”
Swilling Swamp Water and Wrestling Gators in Swamplandia!
Join the Tipsy Nerds along with a special guest, author Jenn Czep, in this voyage through the Florida swamps as they discuss the Pulitzer nominated book Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell. The Tipsy Nerds are torn about whether to relegate this novel to the rubbish bin or pronounce it brilliant. It strays from the Nerds' usual fare but gave the ladies lots to discuss in this raucous and certainly tipsy episode.
Lockdowns and Nowhere to Go—Tipsy Nerd Style! (aka Pandemic Media Binge)
Curious about what the Nerds were up to during their hiatus? Robyn packed a lot into 18 months and in this episode, she shares the details. Plus the Tipsy Nerds chat about their favorite Netflix/HBO binges, movies, and books that filled the days of lockdowns and pandemic quarantines. From Godzilla to Black Mirror and lots of great stuff in between.
Red Wine & A Great Book: The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
The Tipsy Nerds are back! Season 3 of the show begins with a knock-out of a book: The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin. The Nerds are sipping red wine and getting back into the podcast groove. Pour a glass and join them in geeking out over this amazing, Hugo award-winning book.
Vodka, Toilet Paper & Cheap Wine: Corona 2020 Special
What do Tipsy Nerds do during a pandemic and social distancing? Binge-watch Netflix, drink cheap wine and vodka and grow increasingly concerned about how accurate dystopian fiction is to our present situation. Join us for a special episode about Corona.
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Allomancing the Stone: Mistborn, with guest PL Tavormina
The Tipsy Nerds welcome guest PL Tavormina, author of the book Aeorvoyant, as we discuss another book from the NPR Top 100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy books: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. For this episode, we're sipping a misty-looking drink that's a fresh take on an Aviator. If you love epic fantasy, this is a must-listen episode!
A Blade so Black with LL McKinney
In this episode, the Tipsy Nerds welcome guest L.L. McKinney, author of A Blade So Black and A Dream so Dark, part of the Nightmare-verse series. If you like love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alice in Wonderland, you'll love McKinney's books. And our fruity rum cocktail meant a fun time with this author we'd love to hang out with in person. A must not miss episode!
Natalie and Robyn are a riot. As writers and readers they approach books from the inside, looking at how they work the way a mechanic might look at a car. A drunk mechanic. But still. Looking forward to the next episodes!
A great listen!
I love how easy and fun it is to listen to Natalie and Robyn! I especially like how they talk about the books - you can tell that they're authors, so they're experienced opinions really add to the discussion. It's great to find a podcast for us fantasy/sci-fi nerds - definitely will be a weekly listener!
Fun New Podcast!
So my boyfriend sent me this after he saw it on Twitter, and I was immediately intrigued! Nerds who drink and talk about books? Right up my alley. The first episode is full of fun discussion that really encourages listener participation. They ask challenging questions regarding the content, but in a way that doesn’t detract from the content. Both Robyn and Natalie are knowledgeable and very real! Can’t wait for future episodes!