Kennedy kicks off a new season of Tribble Nation with an enlightening and informative and 'motivative' talk with CLAUDE CHALK of Chalk Strength & Wellness about the importance of living GEEK FIT!
Kennedy and Len catch up with the Up Tribble herself, author Fran Wilde, revving up for the whirlwind launch of CLOUDBOUND, the sequel to her award-winning fantasy novel UPDRAFT. Len gushes all over the world-building of Fran's work and the characters Kirit and Nat. Fran and Kennedy bond over jewelry. And hear how one local author unknowingly influenced the look of Cloudbound.
The principal bass of the venerable Philadelphia Orchestra JOSEPH CONYERS regales the Tribbles with tales of his Savannah GA beginnings, his 'Von Conyers' family background, the mission that his Curtis Institute education has led him on for youth of all shapes, sizes and colors and his decorated Storm Spotter certificate that turned him into a full-fledged weather geek.
How can one man have some much ISH in their body? What does BLACK POOP mean? Learn the real ISH about some real ISH with Drexel's very own Doctor Poop NEILANJAN NANDI. Spider-Tribble's new best friend is dropping bombs...literally!
The incredibly surreal politically charged artistry of Instagram sensation THOMCAT23 is put on display. The Tribbles crack open his tri-locked head to find all types Spongy goofiness and Nerdilicous tang inside. Plus, more of what you've been missing WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING.
In honor of Black History Month, the Tribbles come together to debate the 2016 inductees into their virtual Hall of Fame. The war of words rages between the worthiness of Cree Summer vs Eddie Murphy, Jackie vs Jesse and more!
The Tribbles ponder the complexities of the term 'light-skinned' and long for certain changes in the 'geek diaspora' in 2016.
The whole Tribble Squad gathers together to talk Holiday dinners, favorite holiday specials, uncover the mysteries of Egg Nog and Sorrel, shop for a Game of Thrones cloak for the geek in your life and sing! The Tribbles sing!
ROB DUDZIECK has been scaring the Delaware Valley for over 15 years, making up monsters, scenarios and burials to stop hearts where they beat. His FRIGHT FACTORY, "the #2 Scare Attraction in the Country" brings the ruckus to the WHYY studio, in the demented form of TONY DeBARTOLIS and his Kennedy-lovin' rat!
Celebrated fantasy writer FRAN WILDE chats about her awesome publicist, food in fiction, Wes Craven and the trailers that scared her and the right outfit for DragonCon. And, oh yeah, there's her debut novel - UPDRAFT - in somewhere too. Plus, WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING The Grim Sleeper, J1 Con and more happened.
Social butterfly and Instagram darling ALBERT LEE @urphillypal and digital media marketing genius ANGIE HILEM lead the Tribbles in a discussion on Asian Representation in Genre Media, with chats about Netflix's Sense 8, ABC's Lost, popular movies and more. TRIBBLE NATION is brought to you by the Black Tribbles and WHYY for Newsworks.org
The Tribbles seek insight for dealing with the civil unrest of today by journeying back to the nation's days of independence with none other than BENJAMIN 'Fatsides' FRANKLIN! Listen as the prolific author, inventor, philosopher and raconteur regales us with tales of daring, self reflection, regret and Hellfire. Then WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, Nina Simone, Godzilla, The Venus Transit and more happened.
Disc Jockey to the World SKEME RICHARDS joins the Black Tribbles (and the Nation) to give a thorough and slightly curmudgeonie assessment of the state of Black Music in the world today.