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Tricia Bobeda

Tricia Bobeda

Senior Editor of Digital

Tricia is the Senior Editor of Digital at WBEZ and the co-host of the Nerdette Podcast. She leads the team of producers, reporters and editors responsible for WBEZ's website, apps and social media. 

Prior to joining WBEZ's digital team, Tricia reported for its news desk and worked on the Front and Center series. After studying journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School, she spend several years as a reporter for the Lansing State Journal. She was a finalist in the KCRW 2013 Radio Race

She makes a mean guacamole and her socks rarely match. 

Recent Stories

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Author Samantha Irby Wants To Put Normal On TV

Comedian and essayist Samantha Irby says the first episode of her TV show will feature digestive issues — and no romance.

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The Nerdette Summer Homework Special

Take down this bounty of summer homework assignments from astrophysicists, writers, sex-therapists and even Tom Hanks.

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Jill Tarter On A Life Spent Searching For Extraterrestrials

Jill Tarter talks about Carl Sagan basing a novel on her career and why it’s important to listen to the universe.

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A Sitdown With The Lucia Aniello And Paul W. Downs Of The Comedy Duo Paulilu

Together they co-wrote the movie 'Rough Night' starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer and Kate McKinnon.

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From ‘Homeland’ To ‘Freaks And Geeks,’ She Can Direct Anything

Lesli Linka Glatter talks about directing ‘The West Wing’ and ‘Gilmore Girls’ and how she once accidentally hung up on Steven Spielberg.

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W. Kamau Bell On Embracing Awkward And Loving Shark Tank

The comedian says one time he changed his routine after a friend pointed out how sexist it was. “I was like, 'Who am I doing this for?'”

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Avoiding Armageddon With Dr. Carrie Nugent

The asteroid hunter talks about why she appreciates movies like ‘Deep Impact’ and why she will not talk about being a female scientist.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Sean Gunn Loves Math, Cats, and Rap

Gunn is known for his roles on 'Gilmore Girls' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' but there was a time when he considered being a mathematician.

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Jane the Virgin’s Jaime Camil Loves His Cast, Broadway, And Ancient Aliens

Jane The Virgin’s Jaime Camil discusses what makes the telenovela-style comedy so relatable and how it’s changing TV.

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Breaking Yoga Stereotypes With Jessamyn Stanley

Stanley lays out the case for why yoga needs more hip-hop-listening, cussing yogis who don't look like "an angel and a unicorn had a baby."

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Rebecca Skloot On Henrietta Lacks Immortal Cells

Rebecca Skloot talks about the long journey of turning her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, into an HBO film starring Oprah.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Wants You To Put Down Your iPhone

Neil deGrasse Tyson and former astronaut Jim Lovell talk about ‘Hidden Figures,’ smartphone apps and how war fuels space exploration.

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Roxane Gay On Writing, Trashy TV And Channing Tatum

Author Roxane Gay on how Beyoncé, Law and Order SVU and Channing Tatum’s neck all helped her write her latest book.

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Let’s Talk About Sex (And Religion) With Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus

Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, founder of one of the largest women’s sexual health clinics, discusses helping women, particularly Orthodox Jewish women, resolve sexual issues.

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Animating Disney’s Moana with Amy Smeed

The leader of the animation team for Disney’s Moana, talks about what it’s like to build a character who is decidedly not a Disney princess.

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How To Build The Best Bad Robots

Simone Giertz tells us how she became the queen of crappy robots and how engineering and comedy go so well together.

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The Past, Present And Future Of Sci Fi With N.K. Jemisin

Hugo Award-winning author N.K. Jemisin tells us how she builds fantastical worlds and why science fiction is evolving for the better.

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Popular vs. Cool With Derek Thompson

Senior Editor of The Atlantic, Derek Thompson, explains why some paintings are so unbelievably famous when other, similar paintings are not.

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Life On Mars With Dr. Sheyna Gifford

Gifford tells us about her year living in a biodome on a Hawaiian volcano with just five other people as part of a NASA mission to simulate life on Mars.

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Brain Pickings Creator Maria Popova Only Stops Working To Play Bridge

'Interestingness hunter-gatherer' Maria Popova explains Brain Pickings, a site that hosts insights about pretty much everything.

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