Nerdette

Nerdette is a weekly interview show that helps you unwind with fun conversations, inspiring ideas, and delightful recommendations. And join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month for the Nerdette Bookclub!

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 403 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

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Let them eat crow


This week, we pay tribute to the late fashion icon André Leon Talley, discuss a troublesome murder of crows and dive into the new book How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu. Plus, we talk to a conservation biologist with a delicious solution to the issue of invasive species.


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What to expect when you’re expecting Omicron


Nerdette’s "resident epidemiologist" Dr. Emily Landon is back to cut through the noise and help us navigate the pandemic now.


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New year, new apocalypse!


We ring in the new year with a panel discussion on the huge snowstorm in the mid Atlantic and the death of the BlackBerry. Author Catherine Price explains why fun is an essential part of life. And what does the sun actually sound like? One of the scientists behind the first spacecraft to touch the sun’s atmosphere tells us all about it.


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Nerdette Book Club: Xochitl Gonzalez on ‘Olga Dies Dreaming’


We are kicking off 2022 with Xochitl Gonzalez’s dazzling debut novel about political scandal, family bonds, gentrification and a whole lot more. Xochitl joins us for a spoiler-free chat about how her former career as a wedding planner inspired her to write this story.


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The best podcasts of 2021


Thousands of hours of podcasts came out this year. But how many were actually good? The New Yorker’s Sarah Larson and Vulture’s Nick Quah give us a taste of the best of the best.


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Nerdette Book Club: ‘You Better Be Lightning’


This month on Nerdette Book Club, we talk to two poets about Andrea Gibson’s poetry collection ‘You Better Be Lightning.’


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The best TV shows of 2021


Linda Holmes and Aisha Harris, co-hosts of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, share their top TV shows of the year.


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Best books of 2021


We take stock of the year in books with an editor from The New York Times Book Review and the host of The Stacks podcast.


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 2021-12-17  28m
 
 

Sweet, sweet syrup shortage


Our panel dives into the maple syrup shortage. Plus, we take a look at the best cookbooks of 2021.


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 2021-12-10  28m
 
 

Nerdette Book Club: ‘You Better Be Lightning’


We talk to Andrea Gibson about their gorgeous new poetry collection, ‘You Better Be Lightning.’


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 2021-12-07  28m