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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

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.

Nerdette

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.

Nerdette

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.

Nerdette

Lizzo: She Sings, She Raps, She Flutes

The multitalented artist talks about her early days in music, from being a band geek to starting girl groups as a kid.

Nerdette

Tom Hanks And Typewriters: A Love Story

This is what happens when you put Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks in a recording studio with a pre-WWII Underwood Champion typewriter.

Nerdette

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.

Nerdette

Stephanie Beatriz, Reality Bytes And Cookies With Dorie

Stephanie Beatriz of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and her best friend Courtney Kocak on how to have a real relationship in the age of swipe-y apps.

Nerdette

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.

Nerdette

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.

Nerdette

Rad Ladies We’re Thankful For

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

Nerdette

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

She talked to 100 women doing creative work.

Nerdette

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

Issa Rae is the creator and star of HBO’s Insecure. She tells us why we can’t all be Olivia Pope.

WBEZ News

Families Take The Temperature Of Climate Change

Why isn’t climate change a dinner table topic? We visited Chicago families to see why it’s an ignored subject.

Nerdette

How 'High Maintenance’ Creators Turned Their Web Series Into An HBO Hit

The showrunners spill secrets on why the simplest episodes work best and why they love to talk to strangers.

Nerdette

Fall TV With Linda Holmes And Jim DeRogatis

Two of our favorite podcast hosts and pop culture opinion-havers stop by to nerd out about fall TV.

Nerdette

Luvvie Ajayi Is Judging You

A chat with the pop culture writer full of well-intentioned side eye. Plus, a conversation with the star of HBO's Vice Principals.

Nerdette

Dr. Eugenia Cheng On Why Math Is Magic

Eugenia Cheng teaches math to artists.

Nerdette

What Would ModCloth’s Podcast Top Look Like On Your Favorite Host?

When podcasters and fashion collide.

Nerdette

G. Willow Wilson on Ms. Marvel and Millennials

G. Willow Wilson writes Marvel’s Ms. Marvel comic series. She tells us how a comic about an American Muslim teenager with superpowers came to be, what it’s like to write stories about outsiders, and why millennials can be hard to understand.

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