Richard Linklater on Boyhood and the Facebook generation

Richard Linklater explains why it took 12 years to make his new film. 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.

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The glamorous Sunday evening of a podcaster: Editing audio at the laundromat. I love every minute of making Nerdette though, which I guess makes this a weird humble brag photo?

- Tricia

The glamorous Sunday evening of a podcaster: Editing audio at the laundromat. I love every minute of making Nerdette though, which I guess makes this a weird humble brag photo?

- Tricia

bobeda:

Guess who shares a special nerd confession on the next Nerdette Podcast episode? (It’s Tricia’s mom!)

#OGnerdette

bobeda:

Guess who shares a special nerd confession on the next Nerdette Podcast episode? (It’s Tricia’s mom!)

#OGnerdette

Kick! Stretch! Aaand Kick! The 50th episode of our show came out this week. We’re celebrating Sally O’Malley style. 

Thanks for listening!

Jessi Klein on her nerd origin story, Inside Amy Schumer and horses

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.

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Girl Geek Academy Wants To Get 1 Million Girls Coding by 2025

fastcompany:

Their mission: To boldly go “where no girl geeks have gone before.”

sciencefriday:

Fireflies are speaking a language of light that scientists still don’t completely understand. 

sciencefriday:

Fireflies are speaking a language of light that scientists still don’t completely understand

micdotcom:

Yep, Thor is now a woman

In an announcement this morning on The View, Marvel revealed that the character of Thor — the thunder god of Norse mythology made famous through decades of comics and most recently in the movies starring Chris Hemsworth — will become a woman.

"Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up, and he’s no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. For the first time in history, that hammer is being held by a woman," said host Whoopi Goldberg.

But it’s not the first time Thor has changed forms.

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All hail the new Thor! (and Whoopi)

Came home to this in the mailbox! #nerdette #madewithcode #girlscode http://ift.tt/1jKsYkB

Came home to this in the mailbox! #nerdette #madewithcode #girlscode http://ift.tt/1jKsYkB

nypl:

Great words of advice on the anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird’s publishing. 

nypl:

Great words of advice on the anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird’s publishing