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Nerdcast Arizona PBS
2 minutes | May 6, 2020
Andrew shares an update on the status of the Nerdcast.
28 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Lin Sue Cooney & Her Second Act
For more than 30 years, Arizona viewers have watched Lin Sue Cooney as a primary news anchor at 12 News/KPNX. Which is why when Lin Sue announced several years ago that she was leaving Channel 12 to join Hospice of the Valley, everyone knew that her second act in life was going to be even better – serving people in need.
58 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Fargo Tbahki & The Creative Process
Being an artist can often be a very lonely and vulnerable experience. And rather than shying away from that Fargo Tbakhi embraces it, creatively. As a queer Palestinian-American writer and performer, Fargo’s new one-person show uses poetry to examine what it means to love the Palestinian body, Sirhan Sirhan, and his mostly absent father.
30 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Fanny Veliz Grande, Hollywood Change Agent
For anyone wanting to break into Hollywood, the deck is stacked against them. Imagine then, trying to do it as a woman, and a Latina. Fanny Veliz Grande is changing the face of the movie business on her terms.
39 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Erick Cedeno, Instagram's Bicycle Nomad
Erick Cedeno has traveled further than he’d ever imagined on his bicycle and along the way he’s documented his journey on Instagram as Bicycle Nomad. Now, Erick’s dream to share his experience with the world. That everyone can be a Bicycle Nomad, regardless if they ride 3 blocks or 3,000 miles.
34 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Bea Johnson & The Zero Waste Movement
Bea Johnson started a movement by wondering how much trash she could eliminate before it even entered her home. In the process, she launched a movement that individuals and companies around the world now know it as the ‘Zero Waste Lifestyle.’
32 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Mark Tarbell, Chef & Host of 'Plate & Pour'
Chef & Host of Plate & Pour' on Arizona PBS shares his story on how became a chef, restauranteur, and TV food personality. This interview was recorded on January 16th, 2020. Mark Tarbell is the owner of Tarbell’s restaurant in Phoenix.
30 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Ken Shropshire & The NFL's Rooney Rule
There’s almost no industry that hasn’t taken steps to address diversity, inclusion, and equity. But the NFL decided to tackle diversity with a specific rule to address issues at the head-coaching position. Ken Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute and Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at ASU discusses “Field Studies: A 10 Year Snapshot of NFL Coaching Hires,” that tracked data, trends, and outcomes related to the Rooney Rule going back ten NFL seasons.
32 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Kristy Roschke & How To Spot Misinformation
With the 2020 election in full swing, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to ramp up: misinformation. Kristy Roschke, from the News Co/Lab at ASU's Walter Cronkite School, defines what misinformation is and how to spot it.
28 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
'60 Minutes' Correspondent Scott Pelley
For more than forty years Scott Pelley has been an award winning reporter, photographer, and witness to some of history’s most prolific moments. Best known for his work as a 60 Minutes Correspondent for CBS News, Scott has written a collection inspiring tales, and a detailed memoir of his personal experiences, in defense of free speech and a free press. Scott shares his insights on where we’ve been as a country and a world, and where America and journalism are headed.
25 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
BONUS: Devoney Looser on Sanditon from Masterpiece
*SPOILER ALERT* In this bonus episode, we dive deeper into “Sanditon” from Masterpiece on PBS and get even nerdier on Jane Austen. We’re joined by Devoney Looser, Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, and author of “The Making of Jane Austen” selected as a Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book – Nonfiction.
30 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
Devoney Looser on Jane Austen & Sanditon
On the heels of the “Sanditon” finale from Masterpiece on PBS, we nerd-out on all things Jane Austen. We’re joined by Devoney Looser, Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, and author of “The Making of Jane Austen” selected as a Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book – Nonfiction. This spoiler-free episode focuses mainly on Austen herself. Listen to our bonus episode following this podcast, where we dive deeper into “Sanditon,” including some spoilers for the Masterpiece series.
3 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
Introducing the Nerdcast from Arizona PBS
Nerdcast from Arizona PBS, is a new weekly education podcast featuring interviews from people who are intensely curious, seek to create and equitable understanding of the world, and are lifelong learners. Starts February 24th. Subscribe now.
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