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1. Nerdette can't hardly wait for Arrested Development

Nerdette can't hardly wait for Arrested Development

Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda are nerding out hard about the return of Arrested Development. They talk hopes, fears and chicken dance in the first mini-episode of the Nerdette Podcast. http://nerdettepodcast.com

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2. Sarah Vowell on Hamilton, grumpy cartographers and America's favorite Frenchman

Sarah Vowell on Hamilton, grumpy cartographers and America's favorite Frenchman

Author Sarah Vowell explains why we're all swooning over a musical about a treasury secretary, how she finds the most interesting people in the footnotes of history, and recounts the most American 90 seconds of her life. We also discuss her latest book: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. Plus: Yes, Nerdette has been on hiatus for a suspiciously long time. So we turned to podcast hosts and super sleuths Mike Pesca, Lulu Miller and Peter Sagal for their conspiracy theories to explain why Tricia and Greta disappeared. We're so glad to be back, nerds! We missed you.

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3. Caitlin Moran on strident feminism, giddy optimism, and riotous laughter

Caitlin Moran on strident feminism, giddy optimism, and riotous laughter

If you're not sure how you feel about feminism, you need to get to know Caitlin Moran. The brilliant British columnist is incisive, tenacious, inspiring, and hilariously fun. She talks with us about her own definition of feminism, why cynicism is the worst, and how the most effective tool against patriarchal nonsense is subversive laughter. Because everyone-- even Britain's filthiest feminist-- is a little nerdy about something. nerdettepodcast.com/listen

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4. Margaret Atwood on feminism, science fiction and the future of books

Margaret Atwood on feminism, science fiction and the future of books

Author Margaret Atwood is the queen of speculative fiction. We discuss feminism, the future of books and her latest collection of stories: Stone Mattress. Also: Why she loves duct tape. All that plus your nerd confessions. http://nerdettepodcast.com

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5. Nerdette On-Air

Nerdette On-Air

Nerdette Podcast co-hosts Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen love any chance to nerd out on the radio with their pals at WBEZ and Vocalo. http://nerdettepodcast.com

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6. Author Meg Wolitzer, campfire cocktails and circus camp

Author Meg Wolitzer, campfire cocktails and circus camp

Author Meg Wolitzer nerds out about summer camp, Scrabble and her new book The Interestings. Plus a recipe for a campfire old-fashioned cocktail and our intern Claire tells us about running away to the circus.

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7. Nerdy summer camp stories and a Game of Thrones list

Nerdy summer camp stories and a Game of Thrones list

Autopsies! Mormons! Time Travel! We asked for your nerdy summer camp stories and you didn't disappoint. Hear three camp stories about what it's like to grow up, go back in time and get your hands dirty. Plus an angst-laden list of how Game of Thrones is giving our intern Claire an anxiety disorder [spoiler alert].

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8. When stories should kill characters: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and more

When stories should kill characters: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and more

What happens when TV characters need to die? We discuss the shows that are best (and worst) at pulling the plug. Plus a dramatic reading of Hillary Clinton's Twitter bio. And we nerd out about Superman with author Julia Keller, who had the best comic book collection on her block. [Spoiler alert for Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and Walking Dead.]

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9. Sex from Scratch, the history of birth control, and homework from Dan Savage

Sex from Scratch, the history of birth control, and homework from Dan Savage

Sarah Mirk couldn't find a helpful relationship how-to, so she wrote her own. We highlight two women who helped make oral birth control a reality, and there's homework from Dan Savage.

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10. Summer TV, lady podcasters, and an intern rant

Summer TV, lady podcasters, and an intern rant

It’s all happening! In our first episode, Nerdette co-hosts Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda bring in a friend to play Frack, Marry Kill with three summer TV shows: Maron, Newsroom and Family Tree. Julie Shapiro of the Third Coast International Audio Festival talks about her piece in Transom that digs into why so few women host podcasts. And our intern has a rage-fueled list of things she’s worried may be Zooey Deschanel’s fault. http://nerdettepodcast.com

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11. Chris Kluwe nerds out, Brian Babylon on Star Trek and Game of Thrones 101

Chris Kluwe nerds out, Brian Babylon on Star Trek and Game of Thrones 101

NFL punter and vocal LGBTQ ally Chris Kluwe talks about making up new curse words, Carmen Sandiego and his new book Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies. Comedian Brian Babylon talks nerdy to us (about his favorite Star Trek movie) and our pal Meghan lets us listen in as her stepmother convinces her to watch Game of Thrones.

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12. Comics, sex and crush-worthy bookshelves with Sarah Mirk of Bitch Magazine

Comics, sex and crush-worthy bookshelves with Sarah Mirk of Bitch Magazine

Bitch Magazine's online editor Sarah Mirk stops by to nerd out about making and reading comics, her new Sex from Scratch project, feminism myths and more. Plus your additions to our summer reading list, HBO homework and the weird weather in Alaska.

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13. Hank Green, Cameron Esposito and the history of lady pockets

Hank Green, Cameron Esposito and the history of lady pockets

Super nerd Hank Green on the evolution of YouTube. Comedian Cameron Esposito gives homework. And Ariana Tobin of Marketplace on the disappearing act of pockets in women's fashion. Plus your nerd confessions. http://nerdettepodcast.com

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14. Elizabeth Gilbert, polite botany, and Sex In Your Garden

Elizabeth Gilbert, polite botany, and Sex In Your Garden

Author Elizabeth Gilbert talks about corgis, fairies, and her latest book about a lady botanist in the 1800s. Then plant expert Angela Overy describes what makes our gardens inherently illicit. And your nerd confessions. http://nerdettepodcast.com

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15. Wild berry cocktails, urban foraging and three must read books

Wild berry cocktails, urban foraging and three must read books

We nerd out about something old (that Hemingway novel you haven't read since high school), something new (JK Rowling's new book), something borrowed (an urban foraging menu) and something blue (a bramble cocktail recipe). Guests include Lauren Chooljian, Eden Robins and Rebecca Poulson. Our intern Claire is at circus camp this week. Maybe this time she'll finally learn to juggle.

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16. Audie Cornish, Orange is the New Black and future tech with MT Anderson

Audie Cornish, Orange is the New Black and future tech with MT Anderson

NPR's Audie Cornish draws a line in the nerd sand. Author MT Anderson discusses how technology changes how we think and speak. And Tricia and Greta have a whole lot of feelings about Orange is the New Black. Plus, homework!

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17. Prologue: Game of Thrones recaps w/ Peter Sagal

Prologue: Game of Thrones recaps w/ Peter Sagal

Game of Thrones recaps from Peter Sagal, host of Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!, and the hosts of Nerdette. This week, a prologue to season five of the HBO show. Why the world needs another GoT recap podcast, who GRRM is, and what we love about the lore. SPOILERS ARE COMING.

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18. 601 The Red Woman: Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

601 The Red Woman: Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

The question on everyone's mind: Dead or alive? Join Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me’s Peter Sagal and Nerdette's Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen as they discuss the premier of Game of Thrones' sixth season, and answer this and other questions: Is any character as good-hearted as the Onion Knight? Is Jamie set to go "Rambo" on Westeros? And what exactly did we learn about the Lady in Red? This and more on this week's Nerdette Recaps Game of Thrones with Peter Sagal. www.nerdettepodcast.com

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19. Ask a Mortician's Caitlin Doughty nerds out about death

Ask a Mortician's Caitlin Doughty nerds out about death

Caitlin Doughty is host of the popular YouTube series Ask a Mortician and author of the new memoir Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons From the Crematory. We talk about the history and present of how cultures handle death. Plus a nerd confession that includes a Gollum impression. http://nerdettepodcast.com

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