Tipsy Nerds Book Club

Tipsy Nerds Book Club

The best in Science Fiction and Fantasy—with a twist. Whether you prefer dragons or aliens, your drinks shaken or stirred, Tipsy Nerds Book Club delivers lively and fun nerdy conversation every month. The first season focused on the NPR Best 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy, but the Nerds now focus on more recent titles, movies, and streaming shows. The show also features author guests (past guests include bestselling authors such as Hugh Howey, J Todd Scott, and Darynda Jones). For fans of SFF genre, Tipsy Nerds podcast is the perfect antidote to the news-cycle blues.“Two tipsy nerds, one great story.”

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December 1, 2022 44 min

The Nerds invite you to the world of Dream as they discuss the graphic novel that put Gaiman on the map: The Sandman, first published by DC Comics in 1988. The Tipsy Nerds are sipping luscious, creamy cocktails, one with absinthe, the other with tequila. Shaken or stirred, mix it up and join the conversation about this enchanting story. 

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You all know Robyn is a LotR super fan, so of course, we've got to have a chat about Amazon Original's production of Rings of Power. What did the Nerds think of it? Does Robyn think the show does Tolkien proud? Natalie doesn't know a harfoot from a hippie, so what were her thoughts of the production?
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Welcome to Season 4 of TNBC! We begin the new season with a literary haunted house tale that's short but hits the sweet spot. Join Robyn and Natalie as they sip cocktails and dig deep into the layers of this seductive tale of lost souls.

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October 24, 2022 13 min

We’re back! In this trailer, the Nerds preview the books and shows they'll feature in the upcoming Season 4 of the Tipsy Nerds Book Club podcast. 

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April 7, 2022 41 min

The Nerds are ready for a whimsical read, and who does modern fables, myth, and magic better than Neil Gaiman? Join the Nerds as they discuss Gaimain's first novel, Neverwhere, released in 1996. Robyn has lots of questions for listeners in this episode, and is on the hunt for any information you have about a particular line in the book and how it may—or may not—relate to Neuromancer, the 1984 book by William Gibson. Are you ner...

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March 24, 2022 45 min

Sipping drinks called Knight's Honor and Green Death, Robyn and Natalie discuss the 2021 release, Green Knight, starring Dev Patel. Unsure whether the movie is a mess or a masterpiece, the Tipsy Nerds break it down. Naked giants, a talking fox, and a "violated green sash"? The Nerds are tackling a movie unlike anything else in the fantasy film genre. Is it too big a detour from the 14th-century source material, or is it...

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This week the Nerds are excited to discuss a fascinating new epic fantasy story while they sip cocktails inspired by the book. Join the Nerds as they chat about Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. Robyn says the novel has one of the best opening chapters she's ever read, and both Natalie and Robyn thought the last third of the book was unputdownable. Like so many authors and stories, though, this one isn't without some controve...

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Is Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, anyone’s favorite Avenger? Well he wasn’t the favorite for either Natalie or Robyn, but they may be changing their minds after watching the newest addition to the rich Marvel cinematic universe: Hawkeye, starring Jeremy Renner.


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February 4, 2022 41 min

In this episode, the Tipsy Nerds tackle the massive book, Dune by Frank Herbert. Second time was the charm for Robyn who attempted a read of this tome a few years back but set it aside. This time she enjoyed the ride, and in this episode shares what she loved about Dune. While Natalie appreciated the world-building and respects the book's legacy, she had some issues. Join the conversation and pop over to social to share your th...

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Join the Tipsy Nerds for a fun holiday episode discussing one of their new favorite holiday stories, Krampus, the Yule Lord by Brom (©2012). Left to rot in a cave for over 800 years, Krampus is back and intends to get revenge against Santa Claus. Natalie was surprised that the story never veered into campiness, and Robyn enjoyed the overall message of the story. The Nerds share a few Santa stories of their own, and invite listeners...

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The Tipsy Nerds tackle this big movie while sipping a libation they call Spice. The Nerds have some mixed feelings about this one, and the "Spice" inspires some giggle-worthy tangents. 

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The Tipsy Nerds share their excitement for the newest addition to the Marvel Universe of films, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The Nerds discuss what makes this movie work and how it builds anticipation for the next installment. The Nerds thought the Marvel experience was feeling flat, but this movie renews excitement for the  Marvel experience. The Nerds end the episode with questions for listeners—and stay to the end ...

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Join the Tipsy Nerds along with a special guest, author Jenn Czep, in this voyage through the Florida swamps as they discuss the Pulitzer nominated book Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell. The Tipsy Nerds are torn about whether to relegate this novel to the rubbish bin or pronounce it brilliant. It strays from the Nerds' usual fare but gave the ladies lots to discuss in this raucous and certainly tipsy episode.

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Curious about what the Nerds were up to during their hiatus? Robyn packed a lot into 18 months and in this episode, she shares the details. Plus the Tipsy Nerds chat about their favorite Netflix/HBO binges, movies, and books that filled the days of lockdowns and pandemic quarantines. From Godzilla to Black Mirror and lots of great stuff in between.

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The Tipsy Nerds are back! Season 3 of the show begins with a knock-out of a book: The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin.  The Nerds are sipping red wine and getting back into the podcast groove. Pour a glass and join them in geeking out over this amazing, Hugo award-winning book.

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What do Tipsy Nerds do during a pandemic and social distancing? Binge-watch Netflix, drink cheap wine and vodka and grow increasingly concerned about how accurate dystopian fiction is to our present situation. Join us for a special episode about Corona.

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The Tipsy Nerds welcome guest PL Tavormina, author of the book Aeorvoyant, as we discuss another book from the NPR Top 100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy books: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. For this episode, we're sipping a misty-looking drink that's a fresh take on an Aviator. If you love epic fantasy, this is a must-listen episode!

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February 20, 2020 51 min

In this episode, the Tipsy Nerds welcome guest L.L. McKinney, author of A Blade So Black and A Dream so Dark, part of the Nightmare-verse series. If you like love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alice in Wonderland, you'll love McKinney's books. And our fruity rum cocktail meant a fun time with this author we'd love to hang out with in person. A must not miss episode!

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In this episode, the Tipsy Nerds welcome guest Terence Hawkins, author of American Neolithic, to the show to discuss the seminal dystopian book, 1984 by George Orwell. Robyn has found us an authentic take on Victory Gin. Will any listeners be brave enough to try it?

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The Tipsy Nerds welcome Heli Kennedy, one of the writers from Orphan Black: The Next Chapter to chat about the amazing show, Orphan Black, and the SerialBox continuation, a serialized audiobook. We're drinking the "Clone Club Martini", a black drink fitting for this grim-dark thriller audiobook. We had a fascinating conversation with Heli, both a writer and fan of the Orphan Black universe. If you're a fan of the sh...

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