On a scale of 1 to famous, Tom Hanks is off the charts.
So how did we land this amazing interview? Easy! We put a 1939 Underwood Champion typewriter into a recording studio and lured him in Elmer Fudd style! (Bugs Bunny:Carrots::Tom Hanks:Typewriters)
The reason we’re rebroadcasting part of this episode right now is because our little show is celebrating a birthday. We’ve been around for FIVE YEARS! To celebrate, we’re showcasing some of our favorite episodes AND we’re asking you to support the future of the show.
These five years of Nerdette have been made possible by you. You’re a part of the team. And if you donate today, we’re going to thank you with some killer swag. We’ve got mugs, sweatbands, buttons, and even Lady Nerds of History posters. We really hope you contribute and join in on the magic.
Here’s the place to go: www.wbez.org/nerdalert and seriously, thank you.
(If you want to hear our full interview with Tom Hanks, check it out here.)
This special rebroadcast was produced by Stefania Gomez.