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The Hot Nerd: Smart Love & Relationships

19 EpisodesProduced by China NoelleWebsite

Hot topics & relationship talk with Ivy League history-maker, journalist and hot nerd, China Noelle of (formerly founding editor of Madame Noire).

19 Episodes | 2020

S2/E1: How to Know You've Chosen the Wrong Partner - or The One

November 29th, 2020


FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST: Ame the High Priestess of Love!

Hey, HOT NERD: been thinking about "The One" in your life lately, have you? If you ask me, there are many "The Ones," and deciding on a partner isn't as …

S1/E18: What To Do If Your Lover Supports Trump

October 11th, 2020


Now that we're only a few weeks away from Election Day in the United States, politics has ballooned in every conversation, even dating conversations, …

S1/E17: A Dating Guide For Women Over 30

September 21st, 2020


Dating over 30 is not for the faint at heart, but if you're a woman on a mission and find yourself fumbling, this reflective podcast episode is for you! Putting yourself last and not knowing how to rely on your …

S1/E16: "Pretending to Be Black" & Other Hot Topics

September 8th, 2020


Did you hear of the lady/professor, Jessica Krug, and how she'd been "pretending" to be black? That story is curious, like, why couldn't she just …

S1/E15: Toxic Relationships: You May Need to RUN From Family!

August 16th, 2020


Did you hear Lauryn Hill's daughter, Selah Marley, discuss the beatings and rage with which her mother would approach her? Alas, toxicity begins at …

S1/E14: Dating, Married, & Unemployed

August 6th, 2020


Times are rough, even if you're single, so you can imagine those who must share living spaces or emotional spaces with others in their dating or married lives--especially when money becomes a GARGANTUAN topic! Join as …

S1/E13: Your Husband Is Not On Bumble!

July 21st, 2020


Role reversals are being taken to a totally different level with dating apps these days, and you really must tune in for some tea on how men tend to …

S1/E12: Is Marriage Realistic? (Will & Jada Edition)

July 12th, 2020


Sure Will Smith and Jada Smith have addressed the tea spilled by an artist (stating that he and Jada dated), but the way they addressed the situation sparked many interesting relationship and marriage questions that we …

S1/E11: How to Stop A Partner From Gaslighting You

July 6th, 2020


Did you know that some of us, women included/especially, are conditioned into wanting "connection" so much that our senses get suspended in the midst of relationships with people? We start to permit tiny little …

S1/E10: Dating in America Versus Dating Abroad

June 28th, 2020


This hilarious episode about dating and marrying in the United States versus in the U.K. is sure to pique all the bicontinentally-curious minds out there. You don't have to rely on your physical space or reality(!); in …

S1/E9: What Are Your Relationship Patterns?

June 21st, 2020


Do you push people away without knowing it? Do your insecurities create a veil of toxicity when it comes to dating and relationships? This episode is about self-examination of our relationship behavior pattens, but it's …

S1/E8: Do We Demand "Social Change" But Make Zero Change In Personal Relationships?

June 14th, 2020


All this violence and brutality from officials we trust to protect us can be an unforgivable betrayal, and it makes you wonder: whom else do you …

S1/E7: Dating or Marrying Someone With Differing Political Views

June 9th, 2020


Rapper Eve set the record straight with critics who asked about the "difficult" conversations she's had with British entrepreneur hubby, Maximillion …

S1/E6: Self-Love & Healing in Times of Racial Trauma

May 31st, 2020


George Floyd, Amy Cooper, and all the protests around the world: when does it end? How did racism find its way into our psyche during a serious quarantine period? And, how is your peace when the world breaks into pieces …

S1/E5: Top 3 Reasons You Might Be Blocking Love & Happiness Right Now

May 26th, 2020


You want to find The One, you want to date, you want your man to be this way, and you want the promises of happiness that seem to come with all these relationship tales on television and surrounding you. But, are you …

S1/E4: How To Level Up In Dating & Relationships

May 18th, 2020


Are you always dating folks who are, in truth, not on your level? Ciara's story with Russell Wilson sounds fabulous, but what does "leveling up" …

S1/E3: (BONUS) Beauty Tips to Start Now & Look Fab When Lockdown Ends

May 16th, 2020


Hey hotties & lovers, why not pimp indoor life by prepping NOW to be cute for when you can start dating your significant other, future bae, current love, or imagined sweetheart again--after quarantine? Let's talk …

S1/E2: Are Dating Apps Dead?

May 9th, 2020


Swiping on dating apps is easy, but is the current environment really keeping the spark alive with Tinder, Bumble, and the like? In this episode, …

S1/E1: Introducing The Hot Nerd: Smart Love & Relationships, w. China Noelle

May 9th, 2020


In this trailer, you're getting a hot taste of the juicy relationship topics to come. We're going to be discussing all the hot topics in the news as they relate to love/personal relationships, as well as perennial …

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