Nerdette Recaps With Peter Sagal Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me joins Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of WBEZ's Nerdette to scrutinize, discuss, and analysis movies and TV shows.
Nerdette Recaps With Peter Sagal

Nerdette Recaps With Peter Sagal

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Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me joins Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of WBEZ's Nerdette to scrutinize, discuss, and analysis movies and TV shows.

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BONUS Nerdette Recaps: 'Promising Young Woman'

Authors Micaiah Johnson ('The Space Between Worlds') and Carmen Maria Machado ('In the Dream House,' 'Her Body and Other Parties') join Nerdette host Greta Johnsen to discuss the Oscar-nominated film 'Promising Young Woman.' 'Promising Young Woman' is a genre-busting rape revenge tale starring Carey Mulligan as a flinty avenger on the hunt for so-called "nice guys." It has been nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress. Bo Burnham, Connie Britton, Alison Brie, and Adam Brody also appear.

Movies Of 1999: 'Office Space'

Is this movie a documentary? Maybe a horror film? Welcome back to Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal! It's the podcast where we rewatch movies from 1999 and dissect them like the intense nerds we are. Today, it's all about Office Space, a workplace comedy from Mike Judge that has firmly ... ("I believe you have my stapler") ... wedged itself ... ("Hello Peter. What's happening.") ... into the cultural lexicon ... ("Somebody's got a case of the Mondays!"). The film stars Ron Livingston as a corporate drone who, thanks to a surprise hypnotherapy accident, becomes gifted with the sudden ability to not give a damn. It also features Jennifer Aniston, Gary Cole, Ajay Naidu and David Herman. Listen as Peter, Tricia and Greta revisit the film, revisit what it was like going into an office building and play some patriarchy jingles modified for William Shakespeare.

Movies Of 1999: '10 Things I Hate About You'

First thing we're doing after this pandemic? Paintballing in Washington State, of course! Welcome back to Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal! It's the podcast where we rewatch movies from 1999 and dissect them like the intense nerds we are. Today, it's all about 10 Things I Hate About You, a far more benign reimagining of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew with Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and a whole lot of Tacoma, Washington. Listen as Peter, Tricia and Greta discuss Peter's new favorite band (Letters to Cleo), some truly excellent hairstyles and everything else that makes this movie great. And be sure to join us next week for Office Space. Don't forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we're featuring. Just record yourself on your phone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com.

Movies Of 1999: 'Boys Don't Cry'

Fair warning: This movie can be really tough to watch. Boys Don't Cry is a heart-wrenching biopic based on the true story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man who was raped and murdered in Nebraska in 1993. The film stars Hilary Swank, who won an Oscar for her performance, with a stellar supporting performance from Chloë Sevigny and a haunting one from Peter Sarsgaard. Listen as Peter, Tricia and Greta discuss what the movie meant at the time, how it holds up and how it doesn't. And be sure to join us next week for 10 Things I Hate About You. Don't forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we're featuring. Just record yourself on your phone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com.

Movies Of 1999: 'Election'

There's an election going on! This podcast has absolutely nothing to do with it! Welcome back to Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal! It's the podcast where we rewatch movies from 1999 and dissect them like the intense nerds we are. Today, it's all about Election, a very dark comedy featuring Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick and about 15 servings worth of cringe. Listen as Peter, Tricia and Greta compare Tracy Flick to Leslie Knope, analyze each candidate's speech and reminisce about their very own student council campaigns. And be sure to join us next week for Boys Don't Cry. Don't forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we're featuring. Just record yourself on your phone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com.

Movies Of 1999: 'The Blair Witch Project'

Today's episode is all about The Blair Witch Project, a 1999 film with a $60,000 budget and three unknown actors that made over $240 million. Listen as Peter, Tricia and Greta break it down, and then join us next week for Election ... just in time for the election. And don't forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we're featuring. Just record yourself on your phone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com.

Movies Of 1999: 'The Matrix'

What is The Matrix? Why, it's a film that the matrix would make about the matrix, of course! Welcome back to Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal! It's the podcast where we rewatch movies and dissect them like the intense nerds we are. This time around, it's all about the films of 1999. And today, we're breaking down The Matrix, a seminal film from the Wachowski siblings starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss. Listen as Peter, Tricia and Greta break it down, and then join us next week for another iconic movie, The Blair Witch Project ... just in time for Halloween. And don't forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we're featuring. Just record yourself on your phone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com.

Preview: Nerdette Is About To Recap Movies Like It's 1999 ... with Peter Sagal

Quick! Name six iconic movies that hit theaters in the year 1999. Nothing?! Ok. We'll do it for you: The Matrix The Blair Witch Project Election Boys Don't Cry 10 Things I Hate About You Office Space And the craziest thing is? That's not even the half of it! In honor of that crazy year in movies, Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal is back again, featuring recaps and analysis of the six films listed above (as well as updates on whatever Peter was doing 21 years ago). Take a listen to the trailer, and make sure to join Tricia, Greta and Peter for their first recap on Wednesday, Oct. 21! And don't forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we're featuring. Just record yourself on your smartphone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com. We record early on Mondays, so send them in on Fridays if you can!

Preview: Nerdette Is About To Recap Movies Like It's 1999 ... with Peter Sagal

Movies Of The '90s: 'Hook'

Either Peter really hates the 1991 film Hook or he's suffering from some serious Peter Pan envy ... or maybe both! Welcome to a special bonus episode of Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal! his week it's all about Steven Spielberg's Peter Pan sequel, starring Dustin Hoffman as the titular captain, Robin Williams as an adult Peter Pan and Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell. Listen as Peter explains why he thinks Hook is Spielberg's worst film, hear Tricia defend it to the death and see Greta play arbiter.

Movies Of The '90s: 'Toy Story'

Six weeks of movie recaps and there still seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere. This week it's all about the 1995 Pixar classic Toy Story, starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and all of our collective childhood memories. Listen as Peter, Tricia and Greta recall the moments that made them weep, search for hidden religious analogs and consider the system of ethics in the 'Toy Story' universe.