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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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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

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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

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Brain Pickings Creator Maria Popova Only Stops Working To Play Bridge

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Lizzo: She Sings, She Raps, She Flutes

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Tom Hanks And Typewriters: A Love Story

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The Nerdette 2016 Year-End Special

Bye 2016! Nerdette looks at the year’s best podcasts and checks in with Bravo’s Andy Cohen and Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly.

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Stephanie Beatriz, Reality Bytes And Cookies With Dorie

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Phoebe Robinson On Why You Can't Touch Her Hair

Robinson is a comic, author and the host of two podcasts. Plus, she says being a black feminist can be a full-time job.

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Gilmore Girls Revival With Dinner Party Download And Miss Patty

We challenge Dinner Party Download co-hosts Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano to watch the first episode of the new series. Plus a chat with Miss Patty.

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Rad Ladies We’re Thankful For

Author Kate Schatz gives us a tour of some well-known and unsung ladies of history.

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Design Sponge’s Grace Bonney On What She Learned From 100 Boss Ladies

She talked to 100 women doing creative work.

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Former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun On The 2016 Election

Carol Moseley Braun, the United States' first female African American senator, helps us put this election into context.

Nerdette

Issa Rae On Adulting, Oversharing And Her HBO Show

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