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Gifts for Nerds

Science for the People’s annual Christmas Best Science Books & Curated Nerd Gift Suggestion episode is back. Skepchick writer Mary Brock and science librarian John Dupuis return to share their top picks from 2016’s pop science books. They’ve got suggestions for both the science-loving adults and the kids on your shopping list.

We’ve also brought back Skepchick and Mad Art Lab writer Courtney Caldwell and the founder and CEO of to create a curated list of unique gifts for the geek or nerd on your list. From 3D pens and miracle berries to mushroom coffee and a nanotech kit, they searched high and low for the coolest gifts your friends and family won’t expect.

And if you don’t have time to listen to the episode and just want to browse the lists, we’ve got that too. Here’s a link to the Best Science Books of 2016 list, and here’s a link to the list of curated nerdy and science-themed gifts discussed on this week’s episode.

Rachelle Saunders

Rachelle is the producer and one of the hosts of "Science for the People", a syndicated radio show and podcast that broadcasts weekly across North America. It explores the connections between science, pop culture, history, and politics. By day she slings code as a web developer and listens to an astonishing number of podcasts.

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