We mostly hear stories from big personalities who already have a spotlight on them. I think that everybody carries stories that are just as profound as the ones we hear from celebrities or whoever. I’m interested in the stories of people who don’t usually get to tell them. I think those are sometimes the most interesting.

Wonderful Longform podcast conversation with artist and graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton about her latest project, an illustrated catalog of the moving stories behind people’s tattoos.

MacNaughton’s Meanwhile project embodies this ethos brilliantly.

(via explore-blog)

Ada Lovelace Day, Hopscotch, Lucius and Serial’s Sarah Koenig

It’s Ada Lovelace Day! In celebration of the mother of computer programming, we get to know a great lady nerd of today: Hopscotch app co-founder Jocelyn Leavitt. Then we go behind-the-scenes at Serial, the new podcast from This American Life. Lauren Chooljian talks to singers from indie pop powerhouse Lucius about their nerdy passions. Mr. Superlative stops by. And a Gilmore Girls-related nerd confession.

Nerdette Podcast is on: iTunes | Stitcher | SoundCloud

Nonfiction story about ladies who unknowingly built the atom bomb. Super snappy and beautifully researched. Also Denise is awesome. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1qw6MqV

Nonfiction story about ladies who unknowingly built the atom bomb. Super snappy and beautifully researched. Also Denise is awesome. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1qw6MqV

SCRABBLE! And a cameo from Seth. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1w4kypi

SCRABBLE! And a cameo from Seth. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1w4kypi

As sharp, clever, and hilarious as Mindy can possibly be. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1EAuX21

As sharp, clever, and hilarious as Mindy can possibly be. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1EAuX21

Greta is obscenely excited about this. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1EAuZH9

Greta is obscenely excited about this. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1EAuZH9

Because Chris Hadfield, and because SPACE. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1w4kvKb

Because Chris Hadfield, and because SPACE. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1w4kvKb

Remember THE GOLDEN COMPASS? No? Then go read that. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1w4ktSg

Remember THE GOLDEN COMPASS? No? Then go read that. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1w4ktSg

Creepy mystery by the author of SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS. One of the best! via Instagram http://ift.tt/1EAuWeC

Creepy mystery by the author of SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS. One of the best! via Instagram http://ift.tt/1EAuWeC

Greta’s Mecca: Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, NC. Luckily it’s right around the corner so pilgrimages come easy. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1yQiPtn

Greta’s Mecca: Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, NC. Luckily it’s right around the corner so pilgrimages come easy. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1yQiPtn