Tom Perrotta talks about his novel and new HBO show The Leftovers, why his nickname in high school was Frodo and what he learned from a summer working as a garbage collector. Plus a nerd confession about a Tinder match gone awry because of Game of Thrones.
Jagwar Ma “What Love”
St. Vincent “Digital Witness”
First Aid Kit “Heaven Knows”
Slyvan Esso “Hey Mami”
Jenny Lewis “Just One of the Guys”
Diana Ross “Upside Down” (wildcard pick)
Bearstronaut “Black Bells”
Wild Cub “Thunder Clatter”
And a few slow jams:
Bon Iver “Heavenly Father”
First Aid Kit “Shattered and Hollow”
Sharon Van Etten feat. Justin Vernon “Love More” (also the commentary on this from the people recording it is HILARIOUS)
Richard Linklater explains why it took 12 years to make his new film Boyhood. Plus, Dan Weissmann from Marketplace on why killing comic characters is good business. Then Lauren Chooljian takes a road trip to meet Detroit’s McClure brothers with her pickle nerd boyfriend. And your Carmen San Diego nerd confessions.
Emmy nominee Jessi Klein, a stand up comedian and head writer for Inside Amy Schumer, nerds out with Tricia and Greta about the Marx Brothers, winning Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Black Stallion and the fearlessly funny feminism of her sketch show.