Meet the #nerdbirds

Though we cover the continental United States and come from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds, our #nerdbirds group was brought together by a passion for aviation and travel. After meeting on the final Virgin America flight in 2018, we’ve kept in touch, traveled together, and want to bring the fun back to flying.

Our current collaboration is a podcast covering not only our travel adventures around the globe and the people we’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 we met, and the fact that most of us 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.

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

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