40 episodes

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.”

Tipsy Nerds Book Club Natalie Wright & Robyn Scofield

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

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.”

    Krampus the Yule Lord & Santa Memories with the Tipsy Nerds

    Krampus the Yule Lord & Santa Memories with the Tipsy Nerds

    Join the Tipsy Nerds for a fun holiday episode discussing one of their new favorite holiday stories, Krampus, the Yule Lord by Brom (©2012). Left to rot in a cave for over 800 years, Krampus is back and intends to get revenge against Santa Claus. Natalie was surprised that the story never veered into campiness, and Robyn enjoyed the overall message of the story. The Nerds share a few Santa stories of their own, and invite listeners to share their holiday stories—comic, tragic, or sublime! This is a fun holiday episode you won't want to miss. And Krampus may just become one of your new holiday must-reads.

    • 38 min
    Sipping Spice in the Desert: DUNE, the Movie

    Sipping Spice in the Desert: DUNE, the Movie

    The Tipsy Nerds tackle this big movie while sipping a libation they call Spice. The Nerds have some mixed feelings about this one, and the "Spice" inspires some giggle-worthy tangents. 

    • 45 min
    Play Hotel California and Sing Along: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Play Hotel California and Sing Along: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    The Tipsy Nerds share their excitement for the newest addition to the Marvel Universe of films, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The Nerds discuss what makes this movie work and how it builds anticipation for the next installment. The Nerds thought the Marvel experience was feeling flat, but this movie renews excitement for the  Marvel experience. The Nerds end the episode with questions for listeners—and stay to the end for their first-ever blooper reel. 

    • 31 min
    Swilling Swamp Water and Wrestling Gators in Swamplandia!

    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.

    • 56 min
    Lockdowns and Nowhere to Go—Tipsy Nerd Style! (aka Pandemic Media Binge)

    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.

    • 35 min
    Red Wine & A Great Book: The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin

    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.

    • 37 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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