Nerdette

Nerdette is a safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, and encountering IRL. Interviews with your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) authors, artists, astronauts, and more.

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Tripping Hard For Science


What’s it like to give people hallucinogenic drugs and study what happens? How might these drugs be used for therapy? And what causes people to take drugs in the first place?  That’s what we asked Harriet de Wit, who runs the University of Chicago’s


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‘Booksmart’ Reminds Us That Your Person Doesn’t Have To Be Your Romantic Soulmate


Greta gives 'Booksmart' four out of four Gretas, a new rating system we've devised specifically for this wonderful new movie.  Why's it so good? Well, it’s smart, funny, a little raunchy, and it embraces so many gorgeous, gut-wrenching elements of w


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Bill Nye Wants You To Think Critically And Take Care Of Your Moon Rocks


Bill Nye says that when he was in high school, the big skill that students had to learn was how to find information. “But the challenge now is to sort out the information that may not be true.” Greta talks to Bill from the stage at The Collider’s Climate


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 2019-05-10  26m
 
 

Lizzo Is About To Sing, Rap And Flute Her Way Into Your Heart


Lizzo recently landed on the Billboard 200 chart for the first time with her new album ‘Cuz I Love You,’ making now the perfect time to revisit her 2016 conversation with Nerdette's Greta Johnsen.  Lizzo and Greta talk about what inspired her 2016 E


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 2019-05-03  24m
 
 

De-Extinction: How, Why, And What If?


Scientists around the world are trying to figure out how to mitigate the potentially disastrous impacts of climate change. Among the innovative ideas? De-extinction. “De-extinction is a scientific movement that’s aiming to recreate close versions of exti


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 2019-04-19  21m
 
 

Kids + Science = AWESOME


Sahana Srinivasan is the host of the Netflix kids’ science show Brainchild, a series that’s all about exploring interesting questions about the world in which we live. On Nerdette, Sahana talks about what makes her show different from the kids’ science s


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 2019-04-05  22m
 
 

Shrill AF With Lindy West


Oh hey it's Lindy West! Lindy's the the executive producer of Shrill, a new Hulu series starring SNL's Aidy Bryant that's based on Lindy's 2016 novel of the same name. And we talk with Lindy about a few of the delightful scenes from the series (including


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 2019-03-22  21m
 
 

Wash Your F-ing Hands


At WBEZ (and maybe at your office too?) it seems like a lot of folks get sick at almost exactly the same time. But why?! Simple: People in our office are sick because sick people are in our office. “I think that is probably the single biggest thing


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 2019-03-08  16m
 
 

Podcats In Space


Yep. Podcats. Not a typo. This week we take a journey back to 1994, just before an astronomer named Heidi Hammel — as well as the entire scientific community at large — learned that a fragmented comet named Shoemaker-Levy 9 was going to crash into Jupite


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 2019-02-22  22m
 
 

Winter Watches!


Winter is still here! (At least in the nation’s midsection.) And that means you’re looking for stuff to do when you’re stuck inside. And who better to recommend some good nerdy activities than Nerdette co-creator Tricia Bobeda?!? She did just that on WBE


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 2019-02-14  18m