Low sugar baking, Celebrating nerd culture

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Not every dessert needs to be loaded with sugar to taste great. We get tips on baking with naturally sweet ingredients for healthier treats. We also look at the rise of nerd culture and talk with an author about her experience with some of her favorite fandoms.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Brian Levy Guest
  • Maya Phillips Guest

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