49 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 • 28 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.”

    Dream of the Endless: The Sandman by Neil Gaiman

    Dream of the Endless: The Sandman by Neil Gaiman

    The Nerds invite you to the world of Dream as they discuss the graphic novel that put Gaiman on the map: The Sandman, first published by DC Comics in 1988. The Tipsy Nerds are sipping luscious, creamy cocktails, one with absinthe, the other with tequila. Shaken or stirred, mix it up and join the conversation about this enchanting story. 
    Join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (while it's still a thing, lol), and let us know your thoughts on any of the media mentioned in our shows. https://www.instagram.com/tipsynerdsbookclub/
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    • 44 min
    Rings of Power: Doing Tolkien Proud or a Billion Dollar Bomb?

    Rings of Power: Doing Tolkien Proud or a Billion Dollar Bomb?

    You all know Robyn is a LotR super fan, so of course, we've got to have a chat about Amazon Original's production of Rings of Power. What did the Nerds think of it? Does Robyn think the show does Tolkien proud? Natalie doesn't know a harfoot from a hippie, so what were her thoughts of the production?
    You have to stick around for the 35+ minute mark to hear what Natalie said about Jeff Bezos that Robyn still regrets hearing due to the image it left in her mind! 
    Grab a beverage and join the conversation. 
    Join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (while it's still a thing, lol), and let us know your thoughts on any of the media mentioned in our shows. https://www.instagram.com/tipsynerdsbookclub/
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    • 39 min
    Sipping Banjax and Bitter: Slade House by David Mitchell

    Sipping Banjax and Bitter: Slade House by David Mitchell

    Welcome to Season 4 of TNBC! We begin the new season with a literary haunted house tale that's short but hits the sweet spot. Join Robyn and Natalie as they sip cocktails and dig deep into the layers of this seductive tale of lost souls.
    Join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (while it's still a thing, lol), and let us know your thoughts on any of the media mentioned in our shows. https://www.instagram.com/tipsynerdsbookclub/
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    • 37 min
    Season 4 Trailer

    Season 4 Trailer

    We’re back! In this trailer, the Nerds preview the books and shows they'll feature in the upcoming Season 4 of the Tipsy Nerds Book Club podcast. 
    Join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (while it's still a thing, lol), and let us know your thoughts on any of the media mentioned in our shows. https://www.instagram.com/tipsynerdsbookclub/
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    • 13 min
    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

    The Nerds are ready for a whimsical read, and who does modern fables, myth, and magic better than Neil Gaiman? Join the Nerds as they discuss Gaimain's first novel, Neverwhere, released in 1996. Robyn has lots of questions for listeners in this episode, and is on the hunt for any information you have about a particular line in the book and how it may—or may not—relate to Neuromancer, the 1984 book by William Gibson. Are you nerdy enough to answer her questions? Listen to find out.
    Join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (while it's still a thing, lol), and let us know your thoughts on any of the media mentioned in our shows. https://www.instagram.com/tipsynerdsbookclub/
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    • 41 min
    The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    Sipping drinks called Knight's Honor and Green Death, Robyn and Natalie discuss the 2021 release, Green Knight, starring Dev Patel. Unsure whether the movie is a mess or a masterpiece, the Tipsy Nerds break it down. Naked giants, a talking fox, and a "violated green sash"? The Nerds are tackling a movie unlike anything else in the fantasy film genre. Is it too big a detour from the 14th-century source material, or is it a brilliant commentary on the modern-day? Listen to the episode then join us on social to share your thoughts on the Green Knight.
    Join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (while it's still a thing, lol), and let us know your thoughts on any of the media mentioned in our shows. https://www.instagram.com/tipsynerdsbookclub/
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 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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