Meet the #nerdbirds

Though covering the continental United States and coming from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds, the founding #nerdbirds were brought together by a passion for aviation and travel. After meeting on the final Virgin America flight in 2018, they’ve kept in touch, traveled together, and enjoy trying to bring the fun back to flying.

This podcast covers not only their adventures around the globe and the people they’ve met along the way — but all aspects of the travel experience, from design and sustainability to planning and packing. This truly is only the beginning!

What’s in a name? #nerdbird was the name of a Virgin America aircraft based on a Twitter hashtag. Given where they met, and that most are “nerds” about (metallic) “birds,” the idea of being #nerdbirds seemed very fitting!

What are the episodes like? In 2020: Seasons 1 and 2 (episodes 1-50) covered a range of topics from co-hosts Rachel and Jeremy, and Season 3 (episodes 51-75) consisted of a weekly news roundup hosted by Jeremy and Kai, and the weekend edition hosted by Rachel.

For 2021, co-hosts Kai and Rachel have done…whatever they feel like doing, at this point 🙂

Does your podcast have external guests? Yes, so far with episodes on family travel and travel photography. There is also a recurring series about the pilot’s perspective from Pilot Sarah.

If you have ideas for future episodes or listener questions, ask us!