65 episodes

The best in Science Fiction and Fantasy—with a twist. Whether you prefer dragons or aliens, your drinks shaken or stirred, Tipsy Nerds Book Club delivers lively and fun nerdy conversation every month. The first season focused on the NPR Best 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy, but the Nerds now focus on more recent titles, movies, and streaming shows. The show also features author guests (past guests include bestselling authors such as Hugh Howey, J Todd Scott, and Darynda Jones). For fans of SFF genre, Tipsy Nerds podcast is the perfect antidote to the news-cycle blues.“Two tipsy nerds, one great story.”

Tipsy Nerds Book Club Natalie Wright & Robyn Dabney

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    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

The best in Science Fiction and Fantasy—with a twist. Whether you prefer dragons or aliens, your drinks shaken or stirred, Tipsy Nerds Book Club delivers lively and fun nerdy conversation every month. The first season focused on the NPR Best 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy, but the Nerds now focus on more recent titles, movies, and streaming shows. The show also features author guests (past guests include bestselling authors such as Hugh Howey, J Todd Scott, and Darynda Jones). For fans of SFF genre, Tipsy Nerds podcast is the perfect antidote to the news-cycle blues.“Two tipsy nerds, one great story.”

    The Ascenditure with Robyn Dabney

    The Ascenditure with Robyn Dabney

    In a special episode of Tipsy Nerds, Natalie welcomes co-host Robyn as her guest to discuss Robyn's new book, The Ascenditure (May 2024), a thrilling feminist mountain climbing fantasy story! Hear all about Robyn's new book, including what inspired her to create this fascinating world, badass mountain climbing characters, and more. Fans of TNBC don't want to miss this one!Join the conversation on Instagram or Facebook, and let us know your thoughts on any of the media mentioned in our shows. ...

    • 52 min
    The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle

    The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle

    The Nerds are dipping into an old-school hard sci-fi book—The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle, a 1957 classic of British sci-fi. When a giant cloud of interstellar matter races toward the center of our solar system, the fate of humanity rests on the shoulders of an elite gathering of scientists. Join the Nerds in their discussion of this unusual sci-fi story, and hear a nerd trivia tidbit about the author.Join the conversation on Instagram or Facebook, and let us know your thoughts on any of the me...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    New Rock New Role with Guest Richard Sparks

    New Rock New Role with Guest Richard Sparks

    In this episode, the Nerds welcome guest author Richard Sparks to discuss his new book, New Rock, New Role, a fantasy book described as “Ready Player One meets Lord of the Rings meets Discworld.” After a long quest, you need a tasty cocktail, and Robyn has created one for this episode. Natalie was happy to see bourbon in this cocktail recipe that Robyn calls “New Quest, New Quencher.”Fans of comedic fantasy like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will want to listen to this episode and le...

    • 52 min
    The Princess Bride by William Goldman

    The Princess Bride by William Goldman

    In this episode, the Nerds discuss the beloved cult classic book (and movie), The Princess Bride (©1973 by William Goldman). Billed as a “classic tale of True Love and High Adventure,” the Nerds chat about romance, adventure, swashbuckling pirates, loveable sidekicks, and of course famous quotes—“I am Inigo Montoya…”Listeners, we want to hear your thoughts on this one! After you listen, pop over to social and give us your comments on the various questions we posed in this episode.Join the con...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Stardust by Neil Gaiman

    Stardust by Neil Gaiman

    The Nerds welcome 2024 by reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess. Subtitled "Being a Romance with the Realms of Faerie," the Nerds are sipping a lovely, glittering gin drink while they discuss little hairy men, unicorns, flying pirate ships, falling stars, and a man who becomes a doormouse. By the end of the episode, the Nerds may have more questions than answers about this Gaiman book, so they pose some questions to listeners.Join the conversation on Instagram or Facebo...

    • 50 min
    A Christmas Carol by Dickens, with guest R.A. Busby

    A Christmas Carol by Dickens, with guest R.A. Busby

    We’re drinking the Nog of Christmas Yet to Come with our guest, author R.A. Busby, while we discuss the winter holiday classic, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. R.A. is a horror writer, so her perspective perfectly fits this spooky, ghostly holiday tale. So fill your nog cug and join the conversation as we chat Dickens' forever-relevant holiday masterpiece.Join the conversation on Instagram or Facebook, and let us know your thoughts on any of the media mentioned in our shows. https://www...

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

theotheryates ,

A riot

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!

Theshoop99 ,

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!

BookSmeller1124 ,

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!

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