Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin nerds out about baseball, muckraker Ida Tarbell and more. Plus a dinosaur discovery!
We talk to linguistics professor Anne Curzan. She wrote an article about the newest use of the slash (it’s not just punctuation anymore).
Seth Reiss, head writer for The Onion, talks about their encyclopedia, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and gives great homework.
Folks from Business Insider chat about their list of the most famous books set in each state; then, homebrewing with Emma Christensen.
‘Masters of Sex’ author Thomas Maier helps us get to know another great Lady Nerd of History: Sex researcher Virginia Johnson.
Author Sharon Creech talks about her new book The Boy on the Porch. Plus we talk Doctor Who and a playlist for sweater weather listening.
Mother of computer programming, Ada Lovelace, inspires our conversation with women in STEM fields and teen girls learning to code in Chicago.
Media inventor and author Robin Sloan talks about Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore, secret societies and the future of technology.
Author Victoria Schwab explains her merit system for productive writing days and the results to our superpower showdown question.
30 Rock writer Colleen McGuinness talks about teaming up with Tina Fey for her new NBC comedy pilot set on Fire Island and Bananagrams.