Turns out comedian Judah Friedlander, Frank from 30 Rock, and New York Times Crossword editor Will Shortz both really, really love ping pong.
An out of this world conversation with author Lydia Netzer and a pretty powerful nerd confession from our intern Patrick.
Comedian Rob Delaney on being open about mental health without glorifying the ‘tortured artist’ trope, and being a Twitter superstar.
Tricia and Greta gush over their favorite name on the new MacArthur genius grant list. We revisit our talk with Broadway star Tavi Gevinson.
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.