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NerdAbsurd Flashback: James Altucher

In December, we’re running some of our best podcast interviews. Check out this oldie by goodie: On this episode, Nick and Virginia talk to James Altucher, the author “Choose Yourself.”  James is a renaissance man who has made and lost a fortune twice; he’s now an investor who sits on the board of several companies and writes about his experiences on his popular blog.  His Daily Practice of eating right, Read More...

NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 8)

This is Chapter 8 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” We hope you’ve enjoyed NerdAbsurd Special! You can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!

NerdAbsurd Flashback: Alfie Kohn

In December, we’re running some of our best podcast interviews. Check out this oldie by goodie: Alfie Kohn discusses his new book, “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting“, which is about common parenting myths, specifically whether or not children are spoiled and should be allowed to fail.

NerdAbsurd Flashback: Sandra E. Allen

In December, we’re running some of our best podcast interviews. Check out this oldie by goodie: The team discusses journalism, media, and books with writer Buzzfeed Sandra E Allen. To learn more, check out Sandra’s Buzzfeed articles, her website, her literary magazine, and the Buzzfeed Longform website. Click here to listen!

NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 7)

This is Chapter 7 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” New chapters will be released every two weeks, and you can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!

Episode 127: Baking

Nick discusses his new love of baking bread.  P.S. Happy Thanksgiving from the NerdAbsurd crew!!!!! Click here to listen!

Episode 126: Dinosaurs having sex

Nick and Virginia interview dinosaur expert, Brian Switek about how dinosaurs likely mated.  Brian explains how dinosaurs likely raised their young, and Nick asks more questions about how scientists know so much about dinosaurs.  Brian Switek is the author of “My Beloved Brontosaurus” and “Written in Stone.”  You can learn more about Brian on his website, www.BrianSwitek.com, on his paleo-adventure site, Dinologue, on his National Geographic blog, Laelaps, and on his Twitter page. Read More...

NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 6)

This is Chapter 6 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” New chapters will be released every two weeks, and you can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!

Episode 125: Ebola Update and Open Mic

Virginia gives Nick the latest on Ebola.  Nick talks about his love of movies.

Episode 124: Startups, Kickstarter, and Dubious Science

Nick, Oguz, and Virginia discuss the downfalls of crowdsourcing innovation via Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Virginia is bothered by the potential for naive consumers to get hurt by unscrupulous startups, and Oguz worries that more legitimate technologies won’t get adequate funding if the public starts to distrust startups. Show notes below.