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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.

Recent Stories

Nerdette

Behold! A Book-A-Month Club For Introverts

It's just like a regular book club, except you won't be shamed for not wearing pants.

Nerdette

Kiley Reid's ‘Such A Fun Age’ Tops This List Of The Year’s Best Books

Nerdette’s Greta Johnsen ranks the year’s best books and talks with the author of her favorite book, ‘Such A Fun Age’ by Kiley Reid.

Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal

HDM 1.8: Walking Into The Sky

Season 1 of HBO's 'His Dark Materials' series has come to a close. Nerdette podcast and NPR's Peter Sagal met up to rehash the finale.

Nerdette Newsletter

Greta's Favorite TV Of 2019

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

Daemons And Witches And Bears! Oh My!

Nerdette podcast and NPR's Peter Sagal met up to rehash the latest episode of HBO's 'His Dark Materials.'

Nerdette Newsletter

Greta's Favorite Recipes Of 2019

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

The Great Escape: Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials

Nerdette podcast and NPR's Peter Sagal met up to rehash the latest episode of HBO's 'His Dark Materials.'

Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal

Where Have All The Daemons Gone?: Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials

Nerdette podcast and NPR's Peter Sagal met up to rehash the latest episode of HBO's 'His Dark Materials.'

Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal

Armored Bears And A Singing Cowboy: Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials

What an episode! It had bears, bunnies, bar fights … and Lin-Manuel Miranda! Join us for our weekly ‘His Dark Materials’ recap.

Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal

Oh Snap! God Cops!

We learned a lot in the new episode of 'His Dark Materials,' including this: If you want to intimidate a college dean, flip over some books!

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.

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