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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

Jane The Virgin’s Yael Grobglas Meets Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

Grobglas tells us why she was initially hesitant about playing the villain Petra, and Guarnaschelli shares the best weeknight French dishes.

Nerdette

Star Trek With Brooke Gladstone And Captain Janeway

Strap in because this ‘Nerdette’ is all ‘Star Trek,’ discussing our favorite characters, series and episodes.

Nerdette

'Doctor Who' Star Talks About The Women Who Drive A Sci-Fi Franchise

Alex Kingston discusses her role on ‘Doctor Who’ as fan-favorite River Song, which helped pave the way for the show’s first female Doctor.

Nerdette

The Viola And The Octopus: Nadia Sirota’s Two Loves

Violist Nadia Sirota talks about working with Kesha and why she spends so much time in aquariums.

Nerdette

Separating Fantasy From Reality With Author Kurt Andersen

The author of ‘Fantasyland’ argues the Internet and, to some degree, cosplay can be toxic to rational thinking.

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

Live Season 7 Recap Party ... With Costumes!

Tricia, Greta, Peter and about 400 wildlings met up in Chicago’s Lincoln Square for one last review of Season 7.

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How The U.S. Poet Laureate Finds Poetry In Justin Bieber

Tracy K. Smith is using her new post to make poetry more accessible throughout the country.

Nerdette

An Everest Climber’s Never-Ending Quest For Adventure

Mountain climber Melissa Arnot Reid talks about reaching Everest’s peak without supplemental oxygen, and why she is obsessed with true crime stories.

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

Jon Snow, Zombie Hunter

This week's 'Game of Thrones' shows Jon teaming up with other fan favorites, a big reveal from Cersei, and a Tarly family barbecue.

Nerdette

Rainn Wilson: All About That Bassoon

On a special Nerdette all about bassoonery, we talk with 'The Office' star Rainn Wilson about being “The Bassoon King.”

Nerdette

Jessica Pimentel: Actress By Day, Death Metal Frontwoman By Night

The ‘Orange Is The New Black’ actress says she finds inspiration for her death metal music in an unlikely place: Buddhism.

Nerdette

Forget Cats: Jenny Slate Is A Plant Lady

Jenny Slate, known for her web series Marcel The Shell and her role on Parks and Recreation, has a little-known obsession with houseplants.

Nerdette

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.

Nerdette

The Nerdette Summer Homework Special

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

Nerdette

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.

Nerdette

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.

Nerdette

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.

Nerdette

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?'”

Nerdette

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.

Nerdette

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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