One of the privileges of making radio is that we have a professional excuse to talk with strangers. It’s like an EZ Pass to intimacy.

Author Edan Lepucki and TLDR podcast’s PJ and Alex

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New episode! A summer reading list from Edan Lepucki, breakout author of the novel California. Then the hosts of On the Media’s TLDR podcast stop by to chat about everything from explaining Reddit to old people to why Chipotle is a cruel mistress. Thanks for listening and sharing!

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I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
Jonathan Carroll  (via theremina)

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Proof that I have been preparing to play Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy for 16 years.
File under: Things I never thought I’d willingly publish for people to see. Nerdette is a safe space though!
Which is why you should call with YOUR Nerd Confessions for the podcast. 312-600-5638. It’s a voicemail. You can be anonymous. Dooooo it.
- Tricia

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Proof that I have been preparing to play Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy for 16 years.

File under: Things I never thought I’d willingly publish for people to see. Nerdette is a safe space though!

Which is why you should call with YOUR Nerd Confessions for the podcast. 312-600-5638. It’s a voicemail. You can be anonymous. Dooooo it.

- Tricia