All the books to read this summer!!!
Nerdette
by WBEZ Chicago
5d ago
This week, we ask voracious reader Liberty Hardy to rave about the best books coming out this summer. Liberty is the host of the Book Riot podcast ‘All the Books!’ She and Greta trade their top picks. Here are the titles in the order that they’re mentioned in the episode: ‘Fire Exit’ by Morgan Talty (6/3) ‘The Ministry of Time’ by Kaliane Bradley (5/7) ‘The Stardust Grail’ by Yume Kitasei (6/1) ‘Oye’ by Melissa Mogollon (5/14) ‘Margo's Got Money Troubles’ by Rufi Thorpe (6/11) ‘The God of the Woods’ by Liz Moore (7/2) ‘Bear’ by Julia Phillips (6/25) ‘Hum’ by Helen Phillips (8/6) ‘The Most ..read more
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A kitchen therapy session with Tamar Adler
Nerdette
by WBEZ Chicago
1w ago
This week, cookbook author and leftovers lover Tamar Adler joins us to answer YOUR questions on cooking, hosting and eating. Tamar is the author of 'The Everlasting Meal' and 'The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A-Z.' She also writes the newsletter “The Kitchen Shrink,” where she regularly gives out culinary advice.]]> ..read more
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Nerdette Book Club LIVE with Amor Towles!
Nerdette
by WBEZ Chicago
2w ago
This week, we are bringing you a special LIVE edition of Nerdette Book Club!!! The great Amor Towles, author of 'A Gentleman in Moscow' and 'The Lincoln Highway,' joined us in front of a live audience at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago to discuss our May Book Club selection, his most recent book 'Table for Two!' It’s a collection of six different short stories set in New York City and a novella based on characters from his first novel, 'Rules of Civility,' set in Los Angeles during the Golden Age of Hollywood. This is a spoiler-free conversation! We’ll be back at the end of the month with mor ..read more
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A joyfully defiant summer playlist
Nerdette
by WBEZ Chicago
2w ago
This week, we’re sharing some of the best new music out this summer! Our friend Kristen Kurtis is the assistant music director and Morning Show host at WXPN in Philadelphia. We asked her to bring us some fun and maybe even a little angry songs to rock out to this summer. You can find this collection of “joyfully defiant” songs below or listen along on our Spotify playlist. Want to add to the playlist? Send us an email at nerdettepodcast@gmail.com or a dm on Instagram! “Hater’s Anthem” by Infinity Song “Change Shapes” by Lauren Mayberry “Sometimes” by Mannequin Pussy “Suffer” by Pillow Queens ..read more
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Nerdette Book Club discusses ‘Beautyland’
Nerdette
by WBEZ Chicago
3w ago
Our April Book Club pick is Marie-Helene Bertino’s second novel 'Beautyland.' It tells the story of Adina, a girl born in Philadelphia in 1977, just as the Voyager I spacecraft launches from Earth in search of extraterrestrial life. As a child, Adina learns she herself is an alien, and her mission is to send her observations about humanity to her supervisors via fax machine (it is the ‘80s, after all). With that conceit, Bertino paints a gorgeous tapestry of what it means to be human, filled with poetic descriptions of the utterly mundane. This book is full of love, longing, and curiosity. We ..read more
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CORGIS ARE DELIGHTFUL
Nerdette
by WBEZ Chicago
3w ago
This week, we are taking some time to reflect on the past *11 years* of Nerdette by listening to two of our all-time favorite interviews. First, Greta and Stephen King (yes, that Stephen King) bond over their shared love of corgis. Then, poet Ross Gay tells us about 'The Book of Delights,' a collection of essays about finding delight everyday. We also want to let you know that Nerdette’s last episode at WBEZ will be May 28. Thank you for all of the love and support! ]]> ..read more
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Tortured poets and airlines for dogs
Nerdette
by WBEZ Chicago
1M ago
This week, senior Reset producer Meha Ahmad and journalist Araceli Gómez-Aldana join us to unpack the week. We get into friendship breakups over Taylor Swift, a new airline for dogs and Olympic fashion. Then, Maura Cheeks tells us about her debut novel Acts of Forgiveness. The book imagines a world where the U.S. government awards cash reparations to the descendants of enslaved people. ]]> ..read more
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Killer gams FTW
Nerdette
by WBEZ Chicago
1M ago
We are unpacking the week that was with Amory Sivertson, host of the WBUR podcasts Beyond All Repair and Endless Thread, and Kristina Lopez, producer of Glamorous Trash. We discuss the reasons why women need more sleep than men, age gap relationships and “Stick Nation.” Then, Vulture film critic Alison Wilmore tells us about why women in action movies all seem to be doing the same particular stunt. She dubs it “killer gams.” ]]> ..read more
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Nerdette Book Club: Marie-Helene Bertino on ‘Beautyland’
Nerdette
by WBEZ Chicago
1M ago
Our April selection is Marie-Helene Bertino’s gorgeous and entrancing novel 'Beautyland.' It’s about Adina, who realizes she is actually an alien disguised as a young girl living in Philadelphia. Her task is to send reports on humanity back to her home planet via fax machine. The novel is tender, full of heart and weird in the best possible way. Listen to this spoiler-free interview with the author and read along with us! We’ll be back with a spoiler-filled panel discussion on the last Tuesday of the month. You can join the conversation by sending a voice memo to nerdettepodcast@gmail.com ..read more
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Bonus: The Culture Study Podcast
Nerdette
by WBEZ Chicago
1M ago
We're on Spring Break this week so we're bringing you a podcast that we think you'll love from our friends at The Culture Study Podcast. Get ready for a deep conversation into the world of A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the 'romantasy' genre as a whole ..read more
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