Since self-promotion isn’t our strong suit, many of you might not know our HUGE news. We wrote a book! Yes, our debut book via the illustrious St. Martin’s Press comes out on February 20, 2024 – it’s lovingly called: How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi: Collected Quirks of Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math from Nerd Nite. It’s a collection of 71 of our favorite STEM-centric presentations from Nerd Nites around the world, such as “The Science of the Hangover,” “What Birds Can Teach Us About the Impending Zombie Apocalypse,” and “Lessons from the Oregon Trail.”

Please order it now at any of the fine stores here:
And if you order it – or if you’ve already ordered it – you can show your receipt to get a free Nerd Nite koozie and sticker here:

Here are some nice things that some nice people have said about it:
“How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi feels like the science book we never knew we wrote! It’s fun, accessible, and packed full of the kinds of factoids and knowledge that we love to share on our own podcast. Message to all the schools everywhere – get this on your shelves immediately!”
-Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant and Josh Clark – Stuff You Should Know podcast

“As I can testify from personal experience, Nerd Nite is one of the greatest achievements of the human species”
-Michael Caruso, CEO and Publisher, The New Republic

“A sheer delight. Will I now have recurring nightmares of spiny maggots gently prying dead skin from my feet? Maybe. But my waking self now knows this is a GOOD thing. Bravo Avir and company! And bravo maggots!”
-Jad Abumrad Founder and Former Co-Host, NPR’s Radiolab

“What a gift to have all of Nerd Nite’s greatest hits collected in one place! How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi is the most fun I’ve had with a popular science book in a long time. There’s a 100% chance that this book will blow your mind and make you laugh, but there’s also the distinct possibility that you’ll learn something life-changing — or at least how to get rid of that hangover.”
-Erin Barker, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Story Collider