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Greta Johnsen

Greta Johnsen

Anchor/Host

Greta anchors Weekend Edition Saturday and hosts and produces WBEZ’s Nerdette podcast. Prior to joining WBEZ in 2014. Greta hosted Morning Edition at WCQS in Asheville, North Carolina and at KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska. Greta has a BA in English from Saint Olaf College and a MS in Journalism from Northwestern University. She enjoys waking up early, reading, knitting, and walking her corgi.

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Nerdette Newsletter

Nerdette Newsletter: Dessert-Based Astrology, Deep Rest, Tom Hanks!

The Nerdette newsletter is a curated list of things to do, eat, watch, think about, read, and generally enjoy. Delivered every Friday.

Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal

In The Latest 'His Dark Materials,' Mrs. Coulter Gets Super Dark

Nerdette and Peter Sagal break down episode 2 of HBO's 'His Dark Materials,' based on the acclaimed fantasy series by Philip Pullman.

Nerdette Newsletter

Nerdette Newsletter: My Favorite Book Of 2019 (So Far!)

Please read 'Nothing to See Here.' It's so delightful and strange. Plus! We're back to recap another HBO fantasy show: 'His Dark Materials.'

Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal

Scholastic Sanctuary! We Recap The Series Premiere Of ‘His Dark Materials’

Peter Sagal of NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!' and Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of 'Nerdette' break down HBO's new TV pilot.

Nerdette Newsletter

Nerdette Newsletter: New Recaps! GRRM! Witches!

The Nerdette newsletter is a curated list of things to do, eat, watch, think about, read, and generally enjoy. Delivered every Friday.

Nerdette

George R.R. Martin Still Hangs Out In Westeros

“When it’s going well, I live in Westeros.” The Game of Thrones author talks to Nerdette about his upcoming books and the future of fantasy.

Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal

ANNOUNCEMENT: Goodbye Westeros, Hello ...

… Oxford! That’s right, the Nerdette Recaps crew is back and they’ll be arguing over the new HBO fantasy TV series ‘His Dark Materials.’

Nerdette

Boats, Bookers And Badass Dinner Parties

We make space for incorrect grammar, learn the best way to have a few people over, and ask why scientists decided to 3D-print a boat.

Nerdette Newsletter

Nerdette Newsletter: A Smorgasbord Of Delight!

The Nerdette newsletter is a curated list of things to do, eat, watch, think about, read, and generally enjoy. Delivered every Friday.

Nerdette Newsletter

Nerdette Newsletter: Happy Friday!

The Nerdette newsletter is a curated list of things to do, eat, watch, think about, read, and generally enjoy. Delivered every Friday.

Nerdette

Book Club Part 3: In Which We Mourn What Could Have Been A Great Book

Let's talk about the ending of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments.’ Join the Nerdette Book Club for part 3 of 3.

Nerdette Newsletter

Nerdette Newsletter: Book Club! Succession! Muffins!

The Nerdette newsletter is a curated list of things to do, eat, watch, think about, read, and generally enjoy. Delivered every Friday.

Nerdette

Book Club Part 2: Are We Meh About 'The Testaments' Or Is That The Warm Milk Talking?

Read Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ with the Nerdette Book Club. Here’s part 2 of 3.

Nerdette

Book Club Part 1: Let's Talk About The First 133 Pages Of 'The Testaments'

If you want to read Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ with at least three smart ladies, you found the right podcast. Here’s part 1 of 3.

Nerdette

Book Club Pre-Read: Listen To This Before You Read ‘The Testaments’

If you're about to read 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood — but you don’t want to read it alone — then you’ve come to the right podcast.

Nerdette

Read ‘The Testaments' Along With Nerdette Podcast

Nerdette is launching a book club! First up is Margaret Atwood's sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale.'

Nerdette

An Introvert’s Guide To The Good Life

Rainbow Rowell explains why she loves fall, an atmospheric scientist heads beyond the wall, and recommendations for a lovely weekend.

Nerdette

A Love Letter To Cabbage

'Ruffage' is a cookbook by Abra Berens, who explains her roundabout way to meal prep and why cabbage is her favorite vegetable.

Nerdette

In A New Novel, Oak Park Is Home To Secrets, Lies And Forgiveness

Greta talks with Claire Lombardo about her debut novel, described by Chicago Magazine as the Midwestern ‘Big Little Lies.’

Nerdette

Rad Girls Who Changed The World

Ruby Bridges was one of the first children to desegregate an all-white school in the 1960s. Her story is highlighted in ‘Rad Girls Can.’

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