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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

Nerdette

Victoria Schwab On Monsters, Mayhem And Magic

The YA author on her Master’s in Monsters and why her newest book feels the most personal.

Nerdette

Messing With Nature: Exploring The Future Of Food, Fertility And More

This week, a special episode. We talk to five entrepreneurs and scientists doing pretty futuristic sounding stuff.

Nerdette

Hari Kondabolu On Turning Politics Into Comedy

Comedian Hari Kondabolu chats why comedy isn’t the same as activism, and how to laugh in a deeply divided America.

Nerdette

Jessi Klein On Grown-Up Tomboys, Motherhood, And Backpacks

Jessi Klein, head writer for Inside Amy Schumer, talks about the awkwardness of being a grown-up tom boy.

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

611 Epilogue: Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

The endgame is set to begin. Is Daenerys' coalition of the willing the squad to beat? What can Cersei do after her conflagratory masterpiece, and is she beholden to the second half of her miserable prophecy? What new brutality can we expect from Those Who Do Not Sow? What of Jon? Littlefinger? Arya? Sam? And will any of it matter against an army that grows as quickly as their enemies fall?

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

The Winds Of Winter: Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

A whole lot happened on the season finale of Game of Thrones. Listen to the analysis of each twist and turn from the action-packed episode.

Nerdette

Lindy West And Andi Zeisler On Fierce Feminism

Lindy West on fat-shaming, fighting trolls and finding your voice.

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

609 Battle Of The Bastards: Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

And only one bastard remained. Also, is dragon muscular atrophy a thing? Is smirking becoming its own language?

Nerdette

Tig Notaro And Gillian Flynn 'Just' People

Comedian Tig Notaro talks about how she turned a string of personal tragedies into comedy. Then Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl, discusses her nerdy obsessions.

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

608 No One: Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

The Mother of Dragons arrives just in time to save her friends and their seemingly doomed city. (Shock!) Tyrion drinks wine, spouts bland dialogue and does nothing. (Gasp!) Arya somehow survives her wounds and the T-1000 that casually pursues her. (Heresy!) Is the show's lack of source material beginning to reveal itself in a not so appealing way?

Nerdette

Judy Blume And Kwame Alexander On The Books That Shape Childhood

The authors tell us why they write books for their inner tween.

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

607 The Broken Man: Nerdette Recaps GoT

The Hound returns to the screen, but will he also return to his past form? And more discussion about the latest episode.

Nerdette

W. Kamau Bell On His New Show, The Hulk, And Denzel

W. Kamau Bell talks about how he ended up with a comedy show on a news channel, why he loves The Hulk, and what makes Denzel the best actor of all time, period.

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

606 Blood Of My Blood: Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

Zombie Night’s Watch guy to the rescue! Just how does Bran avoid a frigid end beyond The Wall? What surprise ally has apparently joined forces with Bernie Sparrow? Is The Mother of Dragons actually the villain of this series? And is it too much to ask for one family dinner to pass without grandiose political gesturing?

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

Hodor, Time Travel and the Iron Islands

Peter Sagal joins Nerdette to discuss Game of Thrones episode 605.

Nerdette

Felicia Day On Being Weird, Hard Work And Women In Hollywood

In this recording of a live event in Chicago, actress, gamer and internet royalty Felicia Day talks about being a weird kid, the importance of hard work, and how women can take over Hollywood.

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

604 Book Of The Stranger: Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

Remaining Starks unite! What does the mini-reunion mean for Ramsay Bolton?

Nerdette

Dan Savage On Nerdy Kink, Musical Theater, and Cultural Catholicism

The advice columnist opens up about a few of his favorite things.

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

603 Oathbreaker: Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

The recently risen is walking away, but to where? What is Cersei up to in King's Landing? We discuss each twist and turn.

Nerdette

Politics On TV: West Wing's Joshua Malina And Madam Secretary Creator Barbara Hall

Obsessing over "The West Wing" with Joshua Malina and Hrishikesh Hirway, hosts of the recap podcast "The West Wing Weekly," and digging deep on "Madam Secretary" with creator Barbara Hall.

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