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Episode 539: Nerdist Podcast
Adam Rogers
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Nerdist Podcast: Adam Rogers

Writer Adam Rogers hangs out with Chris to talk about writing for Wired magazine and the difficulties of having people proof read your work; he and Chris bond over growing up nerds, and they talk about his new book Proof: The Science of Booze!

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  1. Jennifer says:

    I forgot to come on here and say this but I was ecstatic that he brought up Ben Bova.   Ben is an AMAZING Sci-Fi writer that has predicted a lot of our technology and has worked with NASA, which makes his books seem almost like stuff that will happen in our future.  I love his books and it seems like he doesn’t get enough props for what he has done for Science Fiction writing.  If anyone hasn’t read his books you totally need to check them out.  He has an group of books that are in the same universe as each other that the fans call The Grand Tour, that are a must read.  They weren’t written in order but the first one in the series was Powersat.  If you want to see what our future could hold these are the books for them.  I think he would make an amazing guest as well if you are reading this Chris!  He has done some amazing things in his life.  🙂

    Great interview though.  I love Wired. 

  2. Rfinnes says:

    I love hearing about great, new, and interesting books! More like this please! 

  3. Kyle says:

    Real Genius is my favorite nerd comedy. I grew up watching it and from 6th grade and up, I watched it as a form of therapy due to my school/social anxiety. Chris Knight was also my fictional big brother and gave me comfort. Still in my Mitch-to-Chris transfer…

  4. BK says:

    One of my favorite episodes! People should use this to teach revision as part of the writing process to (science-y) college students.

  5. brandon says:

    the Omni covers use to creep me out when I was a kid

  6. James Smith says:

    This was awesome!  While I doubt I would ever read the book, it was just a great podcast.  He should come back, often.  

  7. erlking says:

    Interesting talk and clearly he and Chris have a good history–talking to one’s editor must be a padawan speaking to a Jedi experience–but, was somebody’s stomach growling through the podcast?
    I thought I heard that.