Joss Whedon is not the feminist showrunner we thought he was, but is that a surprise? Plus, remembering the complicated legacies of two of America’s first female doctors. Then, a cat expert offers some advice to owners whose cats don’t love their home-based lifestyles.
Is awards season what the world really needs right now? Plus a chat with Jeni (of Jeni’s Ice Creams) and a remembrance of musician SOPHIE.
The pandemic baby boom has yet to materialize. We also look at news in vaccines, a new novel by Mateo Askaripour and of course, GameStop.
Micaiah Johnson’s debut novel takes you into the multiverse … and then defies expectations. Our book club panel breaks it all down.
Former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun joins us from D.C. Plus we break down the state of the union with the hosts of the FANTI podcast.
Things are weird! We talk about stepping back, managing your news intake and if resolutions are even worth it this year. And sea shanties!
This scrappy sci-fi debut is also an allegory about race, class and privilege. Hear Nerdette podcast’s spoiler-free convo with the author.
We were all super ready to close the book on 2020 and start out fresh in 2021. But the universe had other plans.
The year is almost over, which means top 10 lists are rolling in. But what’s it like to pick favorites in such an emotionally intense year?
Author Sarah Vowell and comedian Maeve Higgins visit the Nerdette Book Club for a spoiler-filled discussion about a plodding murder mystery.