We revisit a history lesson on lady astronaut Sally Ride and an interview with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Nate DiMeo talks about his podcast Memory Palace, writing for Parks and Recreation and what we can learn from pop music.
Author Elizabeth Gilbert talks about corgis, fairies, and her latest book about a lady botanist in the 1800s.
Author Lev Grossman on his new book The Magician’s Land, reviewing books for Time and raising nerdy kids. Then, history of Wonder Woman.
A summer reading list from Edan Lepucki, breakout author of the novel California. Then we chat with the hosts of On the Media’s TLDR podcast.
Tom Perrotta talks about his novel and new HBO show The Leftovers and what he learned from a summer working as a garbage collector.
Richard Linklater explains why it took 12 years to make his new film. Plus, Dan Weissmann on why killing comic characters is good business.
Emmy nominee Jessi Klein, a stand up comedian and head writer for Inside Amy Schumer, nerds out about the Marx Brothers, Black Stallion, and more.
Nerdette goes back in time to get to know great lady nerds of history like opera singer Marian Anderson and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
This week, stories of muckraker Nellie Bly, painter Georgia O’Keeffe and jazz singer Nina Simone.