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PUBLIC OFFICIAL A

Public Official A is a story about the rise and fall of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. It's also a story about Illinois political corruption, FBI investigations, and has ties to President Trump. Hosted by WBEZ Chicago’s state politics reporter Dave McKinney, this podcast will take you through Blagojevich’s early years in politics, his arrest in 2008, and how this story still resonates today.

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Get that money.

By Greta Johnsen

Talking about money can be weird and uncomfortable, but Nerdette is determined to make it easier for you. 

“Money and money management can feel really abstract,” said Lindsey Stanberry, author of a book all about getting your financial life in order

“Taking care of your money and negotiating a raise and fighting for your own personal self-worth is a game changer,” she said. “And if we’re all doing it, then it’s going to create a movement.” 

Produced and adapted for web by Sofi LaLonde


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Salt, Fat, Acid, Ask For What You Want (With Samin Nosrat)

By Greta Johnsen

If you think you’re hopeless in the kitchen, Samin Nosrat is here to help.

“Once you know a few things about cooking, you actually know a lot more than you think you do,” Nosrat told Nerdette podcast. 

Nosrat is a chef and the author of Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking. She also hosts a four-part food documentary series on Netflix called Salt Fat Acid Heat. Each episode focuses on an element of cooking in four parts of the world: fat in Italy, salt in Japan, acid in Mexico, and heat in California. 

Produced and adapted for web by Sofi LaLonde and Justin Bull.


Author Madeline Miller has given Circe, a witch who turns men into pigs in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey,’ a leading role in her most recent book. (Book cover courtesy of Little, Brown and Company/Photo by Nina Subin)

Author Madeline Miller has given Circe, a witch who turns men into pigs in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey,’ a leading role in her most recent book. (Book cover courtesy of Little, Brown and Company/Photo by Nina Subin)

The Author Of Greta’s Favorite Book! (Of 2018): Madeline Miller On 'Circe'

By Greta Johnsen

If you were bored by Homeric epics and Greek mythology in high school and college, Nerdette highly encourages you to reconsider.

“There is a reason these stories have lasted for 3,000 years,” said Madeline Miller, author of Nerdette host Greta Johnsen’s favorite book of 2018, a novelization of The Odyssey called Circe

Produced and adapted for web by Sofi LaLonde


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