Nerdette Podcast A safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, listening to and encountering in real life. Host Greta Johnsen talks to people about their obsessions: from science to science fiction, great lady nerds of history to Beyoncé. Because what the world needs now is not another superhero, but for the glasses-clad alter ego to make you a podcast.
Nerdette Podcast

Nerdette Podcast

From WBEZ Chicago

A safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, listening to and encountering in real life. Host Greta Johnsen talks to people about their obsessions: from science to science fiction, great lady nerds of history to Beyoncé. Because what the world needs now is not another superhero, but for the glasses-clad alter ego to make you a podcast.

Most Recent Episodes

PIE FOR BREAKFAST

Athletic eating doesn't need to stop with the Thanksgiving meal. New York Times Cooking experts Melissa Clark and Tejal Rao teach us how to make the best of our leftovers.

A pre-holiday check-up

Winter sure is coming, so Nerdette's resident epidemiologist Dr. Emily Landon is back to answer all of your COVID questions.

What is this year's sexiest supply chain?

We've all heard way more about supply chains this year than ever before, but how will the shortages and delays affect your holiday book haul? Nerdette goes on a journey through the publishing industry to find out. But first, the panel gets into vaccines for kids and People magazine's choice for the sexiest man alive, Paul Rudd.

What is time?

The panel debates daylight saving time, canceling classic rock, and how to stop your job from becoming your life. Plus, we learn how to make beans interesting every day of the week.

Nerdette Book Club: Sarah MacLean on 'Bombshell'

We talk to bestselling romance novelist Sarah MacLean about her feminist bodice ripper Bombshell.

Shove it, Satan

To get into the Halloween spirit, Erik Larson tells us a ghost story and a monster expert explains why werewolves are hot right now.

Nerdette Book Club: 'Light From Uncommon Stars'

The Nerdette Book Club unpacks Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki with book nerds Jenn Northington and Christina Orlando.

Fandom, feminists and fortune telling

This week, our panel takes a stab at renaming Facebook and mulls over the new Dune adaptation starring Timothée Chalamet. Then, we talk about two special guides for life, one on feminism for girls and non-binary teens and another on using tarot for self-care.

The women who painted themselves against all odds

The duo behind Black Nerd Problems join the panel to unpack the week so you don't have to. Plus, two authors share stories on women's self portraits and coming out at any age.

When life gives you kidneys, make 'bad art friends'

This week, our panel takes a look at some of the most complicated friendships in our lives: Facebook friends, unvaccinated friends, and 'bad art friends.' We even talk about some animal ones too, with bestselling author Mary Roach.