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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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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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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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
 
 

Move Over Holden Caulfield


Dana Czapnik has always been drawn to wanderers and wonderers, the kind of fictional characters who are always contemplating who they are and the world around them. But aside from the work of Virginia Woolf, Czapnik said she hasn’t come across many femal


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 2019-02-08  17m
 
 

Dessa Changes Her Mind


The Nerdette team recently moved next to the crew at Sound Opinions, WBEZ’s long-running rock n’ roll talk show. We bring that up because last year that team reviewed Dessa’s latest album, “Chime,” and not only did they call it “brilliant,” they called D


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 2019-01-25  24m
 
 

Get That Money.


How does one ask their employer for more money? The short answer, according to Refinery29's Lindsey Stanberry, is just do it. "It’s hard. And it’s not fun," Stanberry tells Greta this week. "I mean, you just have to ask." It's a new year. And now — RIGHT


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 2019-01-11  23m
 
 

End Of The Year Homework!


The year is at its end. And in 2018’s honor, Greta talked to four people who’ve made some amazing things about their favorite thing of the year.  Make sense? It’s kind of like a miniature phone tree but for books, music, and TV. Or like a binde


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 2018-12-28  19m