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This is for all the girls who grew up without strong geek role models to help them discover their geek dreams.
For everyone who's ever been quizzed about their video game knowledge, because "girls don't play games."
Geek Herring is working to bring female identifying geeks into their prime. To be the role models, dreams, and voices.
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You've heard us fangirl about the website and what it stands for. Now, we're absolutely freaking JAZZED to welcome Virginia Mendez, co-founder of The Feminist Shop, onto Geek Herring to talk all things feminism and being a professional feminist! Believe it or not, Virginia hasn't always identified as a feminist. Shocking, we know! But after a stimulating discussion with her father-in-law, believe it or not, who told her that all her ideals were that of a feminist, Virginia started to take the movement seriously. And devote her life to raising feminist kids in an equal household, writing feminist childrens books, and starting her own hub for all things feminism. Honestly, Virginia lives and breaths equality and we couldn't be happier to have this conversation with her! We talked about modern feminism, how the next generation of feminists are going to make incredible waves, what role gender plays in the movement, what it's like nning your own feminist business with your husband, and so, so, SO much more! This episode was an absolute joy to record and we would LOVE to hear what you think about it! Let us know in the comments of WHEREVER you see this episode! And make sure to check out The Feminist Shop for yourself!! Find The Feminist Shop Online (https://thankfulcow.com/feminist-shop)! Use code AMANDASLOAN for 10% off your order! Find The Feminist Shop on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheFeministShop) | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheFeministShopDotCom/) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thefeministshopdotcom) Follow Geek Herring on Twitch!! (https://twitch.tv/geekherring) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Support Geek Herring on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Girl Reviews Hannah Gadsby's Nanette - Stand-Up Comedy that hits DEEP (https://geekherring.com/78) Geek Interview: Feminism and Gender with Dr. Sol Haring (https://geekherring.com/feminism-sol-haring/) Geek Herring Reviews Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (https://geekherring.com/reviews-feminists-what-were-they-thinking/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/dsicord)!! You can find us Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika Special Guest: Virginia Mendez.
Whew. This week on Geek Girl Reviews, we checked out Hannah Gadsby's stand-up comedy Nanette on Netflix. Whaaaat an INCREDIBLE and freaking powerful stand-up. It's an emotional rollercoaster and honestly, towards the end the tears of laughter definitely turned to tears of compassion. It feels wrong to call this a stand-up comedy.. because, okay, it starts out being pretty funny, but by the end of these 69 minutes, no one was laughing. Hannah gets deep and bares her soul and trauma and true experiences. And it's heartbreaking. It's beautiful. It's a plea for us all to be better fucking human beings. Hannah Gadsby is a stand-up comedian from Tasmania who rose to fame seemingly overnight when Nanette released on Netflix. But in reality, Hannah's been hard at work on the comedy scene for over a decade, playing to sold out shows across the globe. Outside the laughs about gender, sexuality, being a lesbian, the patriarchy, and misogyny, Hannah hits on some real serious issues. Homophobia, abuse, violence, shame, despair... Nanette cuts deep and true. As a society, we need to do better, to be better, to act better. We have it in us! It's just so fucking hard to see it right now. The world is so full of hatred, not just towards queer people, but towards anyone (and sometimes everyone) who's different from that person's norm. Let us tell you - we're better than this and you are, too! Diversity is strength. Diversity builds society. Celebrate and embrace all the different types of people that exist in this world! Hannah Gadsby is amazing. Nanette is amazing. It's a MUST WATCH for every single person in the world. If you haven't seen it, stop what you're doing and go check it out right meow! Trigger warning though for sure. And probably bring tissues. We've decided to issue an official #GeekHerringChallenge: Make connections. Find a way to connect with your community in a way that you haven't before. Whether that's in your physical community in some way, where you live, in whatever stage of lockdown you're listening to this podcast in or whether that's a digital and online community. Find a way to connect and make others aware that you care and that you celebrate them as a person. Share how you're connecting with your community like never before in the comments of this episode or on Twitter using #GeekHerringChallenge! Follow Geek Herring on Twitch!! (https://twitch.tv/geekherring) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Support Geek Herring on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Interview: Feminism and Gender with Dr. Sol Haring (https://geekherring.com/feminism-sol-haring/) Geek Girl Stereotypes: Identify, Self-Reflection, and Toxic Femininity (https://geekherring.com/stereotypes-identity-toxic-femininity/) Geek Herring Reviews Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (https://geekherring.com/reviews-feminists-what-were-they-thinking/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/dsicord)!! You can find us Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
In this episode of Geek Herring & Chill, Monika and Amanda are getting all down with their vulnerable selves using a card game one of Amanda's clients gifted her! This is the first episode recorded LIVE on TWITCH! And it's DEEEEEP, friends. Let's play a game! Ask Deep Questions (https://askdeepquestions.com) is a card game that consists of 48 thoughtful questions that go below the surface to create meaningful connections with ANYONE. Honestly, this was the most fun we've had recording together in a long time! Not that we don't enjoy the topics we normally talk about, but getting to ask each other these deep AF questions and learn more about each other was super interesting. We had a LOT of laughs, some himming and humming (LOOKING AT YOU, AMANDA!), and a few moments getting totes emosh, all while sharing our answers LIVE with our Twitch audience! So if you want to know our answers to some of these questions: How do you fix a broken heart? What is something you're struggling with in your relationships? What do you value most in friendship? When should you quit? What is something you've always wanted to learn? When have you felt one of the biggest adrenaline rushes in your life? AND MORE!???!!! Then this episode of Geek Herring & Chill is for YOU. Get to know your Geek Herring hosts better than you ever have before. Oh - and we will ABSOLUTLEY being doing this live on Twitch again, so make sure you follow us! Every Tuesday at 7pm UK time. See you there! Follow Geek Herring on Twitch!! (https://twitch.tv/geekherring) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Support Geek Herring on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geeking Out About Animal Crossing: The CUTEST game you’ve played in years (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-animal-crossing-birte-kahrs/) Geek Discussion: Rising Representation and Diversity in Video Games (https://geekherring.com/geek-discussion-representation-diversity-video-games/) Geek Discussion: The Hogwarts Problem with Lark & Jessie from The Gayly Prophet (https://geekherring.com/discussion-the-gayly-prophet-hogwarts-problem/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/dsicord)!! You can find us Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
Art is totally subjective, but we're sure you agree - when there's a diverse range of bodies depicted in illustration, it's better for everyone! Creating and sharing body positive and diverse art is what our guest, Siti, does and we have to say... it's amazing. Siti is a Dutch illustrator who creates wonderful and diverse art that represents a wide variety of body shapes, races, and ages and it gives us all the good feels. We talk about why representation in art and illustration is so important, not just for the creator, but for everyone who sees that art. By normalising different bodies, we're celebrating everyone and recognising that differences exist... and that being different is a-okay. Honestly, we love that art is getting more diverse. As a society, we've definitely normalised a certain type of body and race. But that time has well and truly passed and we're welcoming a shift in perspective. The rise of the body positivity community is honestly THE BEST. Siti's art is basically an extension of this movement. HERE. FOR. IT. Normalise all bodies! Normalise all body types! Normalise all genders! We stan Siti's art and we're so excited to share this episode with you. Let us know what you think! Find Siti online (http://appledragon.nl/) Find Siti on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MissMDutch) | Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/missdutch) If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geeking Out About Sex Education: It’s a Gen Z Miasma of Amazingness! And SEX. (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-sex-education-netflix/) Geeking Out About Diversity & Representation in Pop Culture: Aladdin, MIB, Shazam!, & More! (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-diversity-representation/) Geek Interview: Passion, Beauty, and Art with Seage (https://geekherring.com/interview-passion-beauty-art-seage/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/discord) and Twitch (https://twitch.tv/geekherring)! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika Special Guest: Siti.
Geek Girl in the News looks at the awesome or not so awesome news that will make you go either: "YAY" or "OMG I can't believe that." The latest and greatest geek girl news from April 2020 covers the latest film release to get delayed, Ezra Miller literally choking out a fan, our newest celeb to stan, Olivia Munn, Land O' Lakes changing their problematic logo (yay!), beloved author Jacqueline Wilson coming out, Cyberpunk 2077 is the game we love to love for yet ANOTHER reason, and, of course, it wouldn't be a Geek Girl in the News without some adorable Animal Crossing news. As sad as it is, Sony have released some expected news that Spider-Man is going to be delayed. We mean, it makes SENSE, because filming schedules are all up the left, eh!? So this is not completely unexpected news and honestly we're waiting to hear what else is getting that push back. And as if we needed another reason not to go see the next Fantastic Beasts, video footage has been released (and since release taken away) of Ezra Miller choking out a fan in Iceland. Totally unprecedented and really unprovoked attack that had to have the club bouncers literally pull them off a female fan. Um, yeah, this is NOT okay. Totally fucked up. We're disappointed in this act. But you know who we do 100% STAN!? Olivia Munn! She's Hearthstone's latest lover who's on a quest to Legend (and reached it!). We might not 100% know who she is all the time, but honestly now we're on a mission to binge everything Munn. We're also loving Land O' Lakes new logo. Removing the cultural appropriation is a move we can absolutely get behind. We only wish they'd used this as a learning opportunity around WHY it's such a problem to use Native American imagery to sell your not native products. Of course, the MAGA-loving crowd aren't behind the move and are boycotting the company. Boo-hoo, see ya later. Then we're headed to British territory where we talk about the beloved author, Jaqueline Wilson, known for the Tracy Beaker series of books has publically come out. While she never considered herself "in the closet," when celebs take a more vocal stand for LGBTQ+ issues, it helps normalise and grows acceptance. We're also super excited for her new book, Love Frankie, due out in bookstores this August! Will you be getting it!?? Okay, honestly, is Cyberpunk 2077 and CD Projekt Red the best game and developer out there right now? We literally cannot with how much we're loving how much wokeness is going into this game. The latest news? A gang led by a woman who pays her sex workers a legit wage and stands up for their protection. SEX WORKERS RIGHTS MATTER!!! Last, but definitely not least, we're getting all sorts of excited over Elijah Freaking Wood visiting someone's island in Animal Crossing to sell some turnips. So wholesome. So good. We love this!! Hey Brie Larson, we sometimes get good turnip prices. Wanna come hang? What’s your take on these news articles? OH HEY BY THE WAY. We're recording our episodes LIVE on Twitch now! You can come join the fun LIVE every Tuesday at 7pm UK time/8pm Austria/2pm NYC/11am LA! We're almost at affiliate level - YAY! - so every follow counts. We appreciate you!!! Follow us on Twitch right here :D (https://twitch.tv/geekherring) In this episode of Geek Girl in the News, we covered these news stories: Things We Saw Today: Sony Delays Future Spider-Man Films Due to Pandemic (https://www.themarysue.com/sony-delays-future-spider-man-films/) Twitter Thread: ezra miller fully choked a fan after being jokingly asked to fight (https://twitter.com/SC0RSESE/status/1247029707423412226) Olivia Munn apparently loves playing hearthstone (https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/g7w34x/olivia_munn_apparently_loves_playing_hearthstone/) Conservatives Lose Their Minds After Land O’ Lakes Retires Problematic Native American Logo (https://www.themarysue.com/land-o-lakes-retires-native-american-logo/) Jacqueline Wilson reveals publicly that she is gay (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/apr/04/jacqueline-wilson-reveals-publicly-she-is-a-lesbian-love-frankie) Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter Account Begins Detailing the Game's Gangs and Corps (https://www.ign.com/articles/cyberpunk-2077-gangs-corps-details) Elijah Wood visited an Animal Crossing player's island to sell turnips (https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-04-24-elijah-wood-visited-an-animal-crossing-players-island-to-sell-turnips) Follow Geek Herring on Twitch!! (https://twitch.tv/geekherring) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Support Geek Herring on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geeking Out About Animal Crossing: The CUTEST game you’ve played in years (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-animal-crossing-birte-kahrs/) Geek Discussion: Rising Representation and Diversity in Video Games (https://geekherring.com/geek-discussion-representation-diversity-video-games/) Geek Discussion: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Cast Them (https://geekherring.com/geek-discussion-fantastic-beasts/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/dsicord)!! You can find us Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
If you're living, breathing, and dreaming all things Animal Crossing - you are NOT alone. We're all in this together. Playing with breakfast, sneaking in some island clean-up at lunchtime, and, obviously, crossing our fingers for tarantula island before bed. We've brought our resident Animal Crossing expert, Birte Kahrs, on to give us the low-down on how this game works and why we're all addicted to it. Don't know Birte? You should! She's a branding expert and graphic designer by day, newly unleashed video game geek by night. We've known Birte for 3 years and think she's the bees knees. Oh - and during our Rapid Fire Round... she told us that we changed her life. So... NBD, right!? (Excuse us while we go sob in the corner.) Birte shares with us what we need to know about how to build your dream island paradise. She directs us to Austin John Plays' YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/HoustDark4life), too, because it's full of all the information you would ever need to know about Animal Crossing. There is legit so much to this game, it's kind of overwhelming. Buuuut overwhelming in a good way! We also needed to talk about the crazy attention to detail that went into building this game. Every little thing was heavily considered. The thing we're maybe most impressed by? How walking and running on different materials makes different sounds. Grass sounds different to stone which sounds different to carpet. And how it changes AGAIN when you take your shoes off and wander around barefoot. As the newer player of the bunch, Amanda directed this episode by asking all the burning questions she had. Perhaps THE MOST important question of the bunch: Is it possible to master Animal Crossing when you don't want additional content!?? Find out the answer in this episode of Geek Herring! Find Birte Online (https://www.virtualbirdy.com) and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/virtual_birdy) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/virtualbirdy) | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VirtualBirdy/) If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Girl in the News: Animal Crossing, Brie Larson is too pure for this world, and Celebs being Awesome! (https://geekherring.com/geek-girl-news-march-2020/) Geek Herring & Chill: All The Games We’ve Played (https://geekherring.com/chill-games-weve-played/) Geek Discussion: Rising Representation and Diversity in Video Games (https://geekherring.com/geek-discussion-representation-diversity-video-games/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/discord)! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika Special Guest: Birte Kahrs.
Sex Education is the best show on Netflix right now. It has everything: sex, education, all the laughs, and talking about so many important issues that face our society. From bullying to fetish to coming out and MORE. So let's get sexy with Sex Education! Honestly, if you haven't seen Sex Education yet, you really need to cancel all your other plans and just binge the heck out of it. It's the best show we've watched lately! Not only did we learn a lot about sex (and coming from us, that's saying something! Hello the Sunday Night Sex Show (http://talksexwithsue.com/) (and find The Best of Talk Sex with Sue Johanson (https://youtu.be/ccQ7H5_eC30)) and Bravo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravo_(magazine))! We had some education growing up!) So if we're learning a lot of this sex stuff as thirty-something adults with a fair amount of knowledge, imagine how this show is impacting Generation Z? Especially with how the education system is demonising sex education and promoting abstinence-only sex (like hi, when does that EVER work!?). Sex Education is doing what society and so many parents aren't: Answering all those sex questions that teens (and adults) always wanted the answer to but didn't know who or how to ask! Fetish, gay and lesbian sex, cross-dressing, intimacy issues, masterbation... seriously - name it, and Sex Education more than likely talks about it. But, it's not only about sex. Sex Education talks about the harder issues society faces: bullying, sexual assault, growing up with drug addicted parents, family pressures, mental health, depression, emotional detachment, coming out, and so, so, so much more. We can't recommend this show enough and think everyone should watch it. Everyone 16+. But yes, everyone. Let us know what YOU love about Sex Education in the comments of wherever you see this episode! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Girl Stereotypes: Identify, Self-Reflection, and Toxic Femininity (https://geekherring.com/stereotypes-identity-toxic-femininity/) Geek Interview: Feminism and Gender with Dr. Sol Haring (https://geekherring.com/feminism-sol-haring/) Geek Girl Reviews: The Mask You Live In Exploring Toxic Masculinity (https://geekherring.com/2019/04/12/episode-26-geek-girl-reviews-the-mask-you-live-in-exploring-toxic-masculinity/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/discord)! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
What do you get when you take the essence of pure positivity and combine it with wit, realness, and talent? You get the awesome being that is Ziggy! Ziggy is the co-co-co-host of 1600 Dust, a Hearthstone podcast, who brings us a totally unique viewpoint as a girl gamer literally surrounded by dudes. After first regaling us with the best story that starts with Ziggy's life goal of wanting nothing more, and nothing less, than becoming Mickey Mouse, you can already sense the positivity that exudes out of this woman. Hosting a successful podcast with three guys has been one of the best things to happen to Ziggy. She gives us all the deets about how she started streaming Hearthstone on Twitch, got invited on 1600 Dust, started her Twitter account, and met the love of her life, Spyvey from 1600 Dust, kinda all at once. The internet, and Twitter in particular, has brougt so much joy and positivity to Ziggy and YES that's EXACTLY what she wants to give back. If you've ever been on her Twitter feed, you know it's all about finding the good and sharing the positive side of everything life throws her way..... because life has a way of throwing EVERYTHING into Ziggy's road. Ziggy shares her experiences of being surrounded by guys in her gaming life. She's had nothing but a good time, never feeling the discrimination that so many women face every day in the geeksphere. Whether this is because Ziggy is just THAT AWESOME or whether it's because she has a certain level of protection and status thanks to the 1600 Dust dudes (thanks, guys!) -- but it doesn't matter. She's here to tell you that being open and vocal as a gamer girl can be a totally safe and ultimately FUN experience. We finish this episode by challenging YOU, listeners, to start sharing positive things on your social media. Retweet all the good, share something positive about YOUR DAY, and do everything you can to make the online world a better and safer place. Share this awesome interview with someone you think needs a dose of Ziggy in their life! Find Ziggy on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Ziggysera) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/ziggysera) Find 1600 Dust Online (https://1600dust.com/) and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/1600Dust) If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Interview: Life as a Hearthstone Pro & Not Feeding the Trolls with Pathra Cadness (https://geekherring.com/interview-hearthstone-pathra-cadness/) Geek Discussion: VKLiooon, & the Future of Women in eSports (https://geekherring.com/discussion-women-esports-vkliooon-hearthstone/) Geek Discussion: Hong Kong Protests, Blizzard Entertainment, & Cancel Culture (https://geekherring.com/discussion-blizzard-hearthstone-hong-kong/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/discord)! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika Special Guest: ZiggySera.
Geek Girl in the News looks at the awesome or not so awesome news that will make you go either: "YAY" or "OMG I can't believe that." The latest and greatest geek girl news from March 2020 covers the world's obsession with Animal Crossing, films getting their released dates pushed back, Brie Larson being a true gem, Thor: Love and Thunder's new villain (you might be surprised!), and all these famous people being pretty awesome during this pandemic, especially Elton John and John Krasinski! Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know that Nintendo released the latest Animal Crossing for the Switch. Are you O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D!? Because we are. Yes - WE - Amanda predicted she'd have Animal Crossing by the time this episode releases, and what do you know - she does! This is the perfect CUTE game to obsess over with your friends. So good for all this social distancing we need to do right now, right!? Some pop culture news that's a bit of a bummer, but so many movie release dates are getting pushed back. Like Wonder Woman, which was due to be released in June has been rescheduled for August! There's also talk about doing some big streaming releases instead of red carpet premiers - wouldn't that be wild!? We think doing streaming releases is an awesome way for the film to still make money while keeping to the launch schedule and giving people something amazing and fun to look forward to! Hopefully Black Widow, which is releasing in early May (as of recording) will do this!! So, really - is there any celeb out there cuter and more perf than Brie Larson? DIDN'T THINK SO. She's being vocal about the awesome women in her circle of support and encouraging other women to raise each other up. HEAR FREAKING HERE, Brie! Our new motto is officially "BE MORE BRIE". Ya dig? And lastly, we're talking about how all these famous people are being brilliant in this time of crisis. Because isn't that what they're there for? To provide the masses laughs and love and entertainment? THANK YOU so much to people like Elton John, who's orchestrating incredible living room concerts, all those artists on Insta hopping on for impromptu live concerts, and - get ready to sob - John Krasinski and his new "Some Good News" series which talks about, well, good news - ONLY! Never been more appreciative of the celebs than we are right now. Except Gal Gadot encouraging others to sing 'Imagine' by John Lennon. You can keep that to yourself, kthanks. (https://youtu.be/cLPmMHX6eEU?t=63) What’s your take on these news articles? In this episode of Geek Girl in the News, we covered these news stories: Animal Crossing: New Horizons – the video game where we can still be together (https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/mar/20/animal-crossing-new-horizons-video-games-nintendo) ‘Wonder Woman 84’ Release Date Pushed 7 Months to 2020 (https://www.thewrap.com/wonder-woman-84-release-date-2020/) Gal Gadot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/GalGadot/status/1242525424384499713) ‘Captain Marvel’ Star Brie Larson Turns to an ‘Incredible Army of Brilliant Women’ for Support (https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/captain-marvel-star-brie-larson-turns-to-an-incredible-army-of-brilliant-women-for-support.html/) Thor: Love and Thunder casts Christian Bale as main villain (https://www.gamesradar.com/thor-4-christian-bale-love-and-thunder/) Elton John’s 'Living Room Concert' - Full Celebrity Lineup Revealed! (http://www.justjared.com/2020/03/29/see-the-full-celebrity-lineup-for-elton-john-living-room-concert-tonight/) Watch These Livestreamed Concerts During Your Social Distancing (https://www.vulture.com/2020/04/all-musicians-streaming-live-concerts.html) - getting updated for APRIL! Some Good News with John Krasinski (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug) Follow John Krasinski on Twitter (https://twitter.com/johnkrasinski) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Support Geek Herring on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geeking Out in Times of Crisis: Rise of the Geek (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-geeks-crisis/) Geeking Out About Marvel’s Phase 4 (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-marvel-phase-4/) Geeking Out About Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, Feminist (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-captain-marvel/) If you want to start your own podcast, check out The Podcast Course by Thankful Cow Solutions (https://thankfulcow.com/podcast-course)! Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/dsicord)!! You can find us Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year (hey, no judgement - the world's a hard place right now!), you've definitely witnessed J.K. Rowling tumble from her throne. We're pretty sure she's living in a place of hatred and judgement right now. We're joined by Lark and Jessie from The Gayly Prophet to talk about The Hogwarts Problem and how we can still appreciate our magical home without giving its creator another penny of our hard-earned money. As the hosts of the queer and intersectional Harry Potter podcast you've always wanted - trust us, you've always wanted this, it's badass - Lark and Jessie set the record straight on what it means to be queer and trans and still in love with Harry Potter. Because when its creator comes out with Tweets that make you and your peers feel unwelcome at Hogwarts, you have a few choices: Ignore it. She's JK Fucking Rowling and can do whatever she wants. She is your queen. Sulk because you've been kicked out of your fancy magic school. Or, and our personal fave: Reclaim Hogwarts. Hogwarts is YOUR HOME. Yeah, sure, J.K. created it, but we've all made it what it is. It's been in most of our hearts for over 20 years. We've been roaming these halls for most of our lives. Let's face it - they don't belong to her anymore. So here's some practical advice on how we can still feel at home in our magical castle! HINT: You never have to give a penny to J.K. ever again. That's right, delete alllll your official apps and accounts, buy your books from used book stores (or even better, from The Second Shelf (https://thesecondshelf.com/) books in London who give the profit of all their HP book sales to Mermaids (https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/) - a charity helping gender-diverse kids, young people, and their fams), and SUPPORT INDEPENDENT ARTISTS who, let's face it, make WAY COOLER HP merch than WB do. We also talk about how to REALLY find out what your Hogwart's house is - because the Pottermore "test" is, well, shit. Oh, and did you know that Ron is a mysoginst? Find out ALL the hot Hogwarts goss in this ep. How do you feel? We're here for you 💔💛💙💚 Talk to us in the comments of wherever you see this episode. Mentioned Resources Sorting Hat Chats (https://sortinghatchats.wordpress.com/) Trans Affirming Magical Care - Harry Potter FanZine (https://gumroad.com/l/transHPzine) Rainbow Rowell (https://www.rainbowrowell.com/) - Author of Carry On (the book without Ron) Find The Gayly Prophet Online (https://www.thegaylyprophet.com/) Find The Gayly Propher on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thegaylyprophet) | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thegaylyprophet) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thegaylyprophet) If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Characters: Badass Witches of Harry Potter (https://geekherring.com/geek-character-harry-potter-female-characters/) Geek Girl Reviews: The Mask You Live In (Exploring Toxic Masculinity) (https://geekherring.com/review-the-mask-you-live-in/) Geek Girl Stereotypes: Identify, Self-Reflection, and Toxic Femininity (https://geekherring.com/stereotypes-identity-toxic-femininity/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/discord)! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika Special Guest: The Gayly Prophet.
COVID-19. It's what's on everyone's minds right now. Because this pandemic that's sweeping the world is impacting everyone. Whether you're staying indoors, business as usual, freaking out, or that asshole who thinks none of these regulations applies to them - you're bound to be experiencing some kind of change. On this episode of Geek Herring, we're talking about the current (as of Monday March 16th, 2020) government response to Coronavirus is and how it's impacting lives around the world. While there's some people out there who are not taking it seriously, there's a bigger majority of people who are. We like to call them the saviours of the planet and her people! Just decided that right now. How are you helping or stepping up in this time of crisis? Or maybe you're taking a step back because it all feels overwhelming and too much? That's okay, too! Honestly, however you're handling quarantine of whatever kind you're in is the right way for you to handle it. One thing we're doing is playing more games with the Dragon Powered Studio crew! Want to play some too? Come hang out on our Discord channel (https://geekherring.com/discord)! Some other things we're cooking up? A Geek Herring Twitch channel where we'll be doing Twitch Sings. You don't want to miss this, so give us a follow (https://twitch.tv/geekherring)! We also go through and list a whole load of geeky activities you can get up to while under quarantine. Share with us in the comments of wherever you see this episode whatever you need to share right now. We got you, fam! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Discussion: Mental Health, Inner Voices, & Video Games (https://geekherring.com/discussion-mental-health-inner-voices/) Geek Interview: Passion, Beauty, and Art with Seage (https://geekherring.com/interview-passion-beauty-art-seage/) Geek Herring & Chill: All The Games We’ve Played (https://geekherring.com/chill-games-weve-played/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
Being a woman in podcasting can feel like a really isolating experience sometimes. But being part of the minority in a super open and welcoming community makes it so much easier. Ali from Dungeon Fables joins us to talk about being a woman in Warcraft, her time podcasting, being an awesome part of the Warcraft community! Ali shares why she first started podcasting about Warcraft and what led her to take a very lore focussed approach. Dungeon Fables is a completely unique show because Ali looks at one dungeon per show, does days of research, and talks about the lore and background about it. In fact, Ali says that between Dungeon Fables and the other two shows she co-hosts, All Things Azeroth and BlizzMates, she is working on Warcraft podcasting every single day. WHEW! Ali's podcast may be relatively new to the scene, but she's been welcomed to the Warcraft community with open arms. Because if there's one thing that community does, it's be a friendly, happy, and open to new people bunch. FOR THE MOST PART. Ali shares about some of the times she's been objectified while playing World of Warcraft and what the experiences have meant to her. Thankfully, they're few and far between, and being thirty-something years old now, these brushes with incels roll right off her shoulders. AMEN TO THAT! And excitingly, Ali gives us some pretty accurate stats about the ratio of women to men in Warcraft podcasting - and the difference isn't as shocking as you might think! AMAZING! Have you listened to Dungeon Fables? Are you a woman wanting to get your podcast on? Let us know in the comments and how we can help! Find Ali Online (http://dungeonfables.libsyn.com/) Find Ali on Twitter (https://twitter.com/AliandrasK) Find Dungeon Fables on Twitter (https://twitter.com/DungeonFables) If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Interview: Warcraft, Roleplay, and Podcasting with Sil (https://geekherring.com/interview-warcraft-roleplay-sil-whispers-of-war/) Geek Interviews: Mental Health and Real Life Rep Grinding with Thyst (https://geekherring.com/interview-thyst-real-life-rep-grinding/) Geek Characters: Glorious Ladies of Warcraft (https://geekherring.com/geek-characters-world-of-warcraft-female-characters/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/discord)! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika Special Guest: Ali.
Geek Girl in the News looks at the awesome or not so awesome news that will make you go either: "YAY" or "OMG I can't believe that." The latest and greatest geek girl news from February 2020 covers the incredible new Twitter extension that blocks dick pics 🙌🙌, the shockingly (not shockingly) male-dominated UK games industry, the female gaze coming in hot to Hollywood, Battinson's new look revelations, and all the hype about The Witcher 2! A report has been released about the UK games industry that shows some pretty sad statistics for women in games. To all the men out there who say that women are rep'd just fine, how the heck is 28% of a workforce a good representation of women?? Get a mitt and get in the game, dudes! The good news is that there are organsations out there like #RaiseTheGame (https://raisethegame.com/) working hard to bring diversity and inclusion to the games industry. HELL YEAH! Obviously, we all hate to get unsolicited dick pics. They are no bueno!! Thankfully, the incredible Kelsey Bressler developed a Twitter extension that lets you say BYE BYE to unwanted nude pics of a man (using the BBC lingo for that one because LOL). Kelsey, you have done us all an amazing service! We SALUTE YOU! Have you ever thought about how films are made? And by who? And what the striking difference is between a movie directed and produced by men vs women is? WELL. It's about damn time you start considering it and how the gender of the production team can totally change the movie's vibe and even how women are portrayed. HELL YES to films being made for the female gaze. HERE. FOR. THEM. We're gushing about The Witcher 2 again! Production has started (thank you Henry Cavill's Insta stories for being EVERYTHING WE NEED RIGHT NOW) and by the sounds of it, TW2 is going to be: EPIC. Some exciting and controversial (TW Hi sexual assault 🙈) storylines are coming up. But we're super hopeful they'll portray them sensitively and respectfully! We also speculate over who is going to play the role of Vesemir, Geralt's mentor! And, last but not least, Robert Pattinson's Batman has finally been revealed. And the costume is... well. Interesting. We're just gonna leave it like that so you click on the article and check it out for yourself. PLEASE TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!?? We're 100% TORN. What’s your take on these news articles? In this episode of Geek Girl in the News, we covered these news stories: Report details how male-dominated the UK games industry still is (https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-02-04-survey-details-how-male-dominated-the-uk-games-industry-still-is) We didn't talk about this next one, but it's related to the above article so a good reference!! 'I was always told I was unusual': why so few women design video games (https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/feb/17/i-was-always-told-i-was-unusual-why-so-few-women-design-video-games) New Twitter filter deletes naked pictures from messages (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51511756) Like a natural woman: how the female gaze is finally bringing real life to the screen (https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/feb/22/the-female-gaze-brings-a-welcome-touch-of-reality-to-art) We Have First Set Pics From The Batman and the Internet Has … Thoughts (https://www.themarysue.com/the-batman-suit/) The Witcher Casts 7 New Roles as Season 2 Production Starts (https://www.themarysue.com/witcher-season-2-production-new-cast/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Support Geek Herring on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geeking Out About The Witcher: Monster Hunters, Witches, and the Duality of Humankind (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-the-witcher/) Geek Discussion: Women in Game Development with Three Extra Lives (https://geekherring.com/geek-discussion-women-game-development/) Geek Interview: Smart is the New Sexy with Kate Wiswell (https://geekherring.com/interview-kate-wiswell-full-frontal-nerdity/) If you want to start your own podcast, check out The Podcast Course by Thankful Cow Solutions (https://thankfulcow.com/podcast-course)! Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/dsicord)!! You can find us Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
VULNERABLE EPISODE ALERT, PEOPLE! This week, we're talking about our personal mental health journeys and how video games have helped us. From using them as a very welcome distraction in our lives to actually processing our thoughts and problems while playing, video games are so much more than colourful videos. We also go WAY off topic and talk about internal monologues and those weird people (coughAMANDAcough) who don't really have them!? So what does she have? SONGS. Songs in her head all. the. time. And the only way she can actually process her thoughts is by writing/journalling about them, distracting her brain with something else, or talking about them out loud. COOL? WEIRD? Monika also shares some of the tips and help her therapist has given her for coping and taking care of her mental health. We think video games get a lot of shit for being addictive and harmful - and while we're not denying that that CAN happen, it's the minority. The benefits of playing far outweigh any harm: community and friendship, distraction when you really need it, healthy processing, and just plain FUN. How do video games help you with your mental health? Let us know in the comments of wherever you see this episode! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Interviews: Mental Health and Real Life Rep Grinding with Thyst (https://geekherring.com/interview-thyst-real-life-rep-grinding/) Geek Girl Stereotypes: Identify, Self-Reflection, and Toxic Femininity (https://geekherring.com/stereotypes-identity-toxic-femininity/) Geek Herring & Chill: All The Games We’ve Played (https://geekherring.com/chill-games-weve-played/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
Binging The Witcher is some of the best TV watching we got done over our Christmas break. The Witcher is a Netflix series starring Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan, adapted by Lauren Schmitt from books written in the 1990s by Polish author Andrez Spakowski. Aside from the super confusing timeline jumping (Monika 100% had the advantage over Amanda as she knew about this beforehand!) this series is addictive, attractive, and fierce as fuck. If you haven't seen The Witcher yet, here is your VERY FAIR AND VALID WARNING that the timeline jumping is mega confusing. Once you get it, everything will make so much more sense. In this episode of Geek Herring, we're geeking out HARD about our love of this pseudo medieval portrayal of monster hunters, witches, the duality of humankind, and all sorts of moral lessons you wouldn't normally see on the surface of The Witcher. About halfway through this episode we give a short spoiler warning before heading into some of the more specific scenes from the series. We talk about disability, happiness, seeking love, and destiny. Have you seen The Witcher yet? If not - seriously get your ass in gear and go get your watch on! Are you as in love with Geralt as Amanda is? Let us know in the comments of wherever you see this episode pop up! We also talked about David J Pearson's newest book, Estan! You can get your copy here :D (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Estan-Lucid-Chronicles-David-Pearson-ebook/dp/B084656C15/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=estan+david&qid=1582128296&sr=8-1) If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Interviews: Gender Identity and Modern Medieval Life with Jamie (https://geekherring.com/gender-identity-modern-medieval-life/) Geeking Out About Game Of Thrones (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-game-of-thrones/) Geeking Out About Robin Hobb: Fantasy That Represents – LGBTQ+, Gender Roles, Classism, + More (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-robin-hobb-fantasy-representation/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/discord)! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
If you've ever felt like the odd one out, seen mathematical sequences that help you understand life, know you're destined for more, or are ready, or already, to embrace your absolute nerdy self - this episode is for YOU. Kate Wiswell, author of Full Frontal Nerdity, joins us to talk about embracing your inner nerd, letting your smart girl out to play, and being unapologetically yourself! Kate is a mathematician and logician turned comedy writer living in LA who has figured out that you don't have to hide any part of yourself in order to be happy and successful. In fact, for Kate, it was only once she embraced and loved both sides of herself, as an analytical nerd and comedic writing genius. Kate's recent memoir, Full Frontal Nerdity, is a collection of essays she's written over the years. From using math formulas to help figure out who your soul mate is to sharing her absolute LOVE of gingers (we TOTALLY get it) to the rampant misogyny present in Hollywood and more, we guarantee you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll commiserate with her words. Could this be one of the realest and funniest books we've ever read? IT'S LIKELY, YO. If you get one thing out of this interview, it's how honest, down-to-earth, and freaking hilarious Kate is. Pretty sure we're best friends for life, now! You can buy Full Frontal Nerdity wherever you normally get your books, or right here on Amazon for all that ease (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Full-Frontal-Nerdity-Lessons-Loving-Living/dp/1506249876/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=full+frontal+nerdity&qid=1581591039&sr=8-15). Buy it. Love it. Share it with your friends! You can find Kate Online (http://www.full-frontalnerdity.com/) | Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/FFrontalNerd) | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FFrontalNerd/) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ffrontalnerd/) If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Girl Community: Support, Sisterhood, and Friendship (https://geekherring.com/community-sisterhood-friendship/) Geek Girl Stereotypes: Identify, Self-Reflection, and Toxic Femininity (https://geekherring.com/stereotypes-identity-toxic-femininity/) Geek Herring Reviews Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (https://geekherring.com/reviews-feminists-what-were-they-thinking/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/discord)! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika Special Guest: Kate Wiswell.
Geek Girl in the News looks at the awesome or not so awesome news that will make you go either: "YAY" or "OMG I can't believe that." The latest and greatest geek girl news from January 2020 covers Australia's eSports dominance, why James Bond won't EVER be a woman, Professor Umbridge's new role, the media's racist hot takes, Batwoman's renewal, and the first look at what Disney+'s Marvel shows! We are SO GLAD to be back and bringing the latest and greatest geek girl news to your ears. Did ya miss us!? Because we missed you! Both of us are excited for 2020 and have some pretty incredible interviews already lined up we know you're going to love! Today's episode is all about these awesome news stories. First up - we're totally jealous of Australia's stance on eSports. They're 100% paving the way for the rest of the world to drool over. I mean, starting competitive eSports at a middle grade level!? YES PLEASE! And sadly, despite some leaked images and pretty big rumours, James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli says it's never gonna happen. While we're a bit bummed, Amanda makes a great point (as usual XD) that James Bond is a PERSON - so anyone can play him, while 007 is a TITLE - which is much more open to interpretation. Whatever the next Bond films bring, we're hopeful for some badass female representation! We're also sorry to report that The Crown has announced it's ending after 5 super successful seasons, with none other than Imelda Staunton (perhaps better known as Professor Umbridge) playing the good Queen Elizabeth. WOAH. Is it just us or is that WAY HARD to picture!? We're also shaking our fists at the racist media - WE SEE YOU and we WILL call you out, Batwoman's success, and the exciting Marvel trailer played during the Super Bowl. What’s your take on these news articles? In this episode of Geek Girl in the News, we covered these news stories: Women, Schools, PUBG and More Get New Australian Tournaments In 2020 (https://esportsobserver.com/oceania-recap-dec-2019/) Why There Will Never Be a Female James Bond (https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/01/james-bond-female-007-broccoli) The Crown Will End After Five Seasons With Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth (https://www.themarysue.com/the-crown-five-seasons-imelda-staunton-as-queen-elizabeth/) Twitter: Racism and the Media (https://twitter.com/haqemnotweeter/status/1218883970600861699) Twitter: Batwoman is renewed! (https://twitter.com/CWBatwoman/status/1214647525921017856) Multiple Rumors Seemingly Confirmed by WandaVision, Falcon & Winter Soldier, and Loki Series First Look Trailer (https://www.themarysue.com/marvel-disneyplus-first-look/) Support Geek Herring on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geeking Out About Diversity & Representation in Pop Culture: Aladdin, MIB, Shazam!, & More! (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-diversity-representation/) Geek Discussion: VKLiooon, & the Future of Women in eSports (https://geekherring.com/discussion-women-esports-vkliooon-hearthstone/) Geeking Out About Disney+: Star Wars, Marvel, The Simpsons, & 90s Feminist Cartoons (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-disney-plus/) If you want to start your own podcast, check out The Podcast Course by Thankful Cow Solutions (https://thankfulcow.com/podcast-course)! If you’ve been loving Geek Herring, please hop over to iTunes and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/dsicord)!! You can find us Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
The holiday season is upon us again! And while we don't have a hilarious Hallmark bot script to make you ROFLMAO, we hope you bring you enough laughs to get you through our 4 week break! In this episode, we reminisce about our favourite holiday movies - HELLO RUDOLPH AND FROSTY!, help transform Monika into less of a Grinch (she's actually bought a Christmas tree this year!), and get excited about all the geeky things we hope we'll find under our trees. Really, you'll have to listen to our annual holiday episode to find out what we're up to this season and what goals we're setting for the New Year! BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU??! Tell us what you've got going on for the holidays. Do you have some leet goals for 2020? Drop us your deets in the comments of wherever you see this episode. Remember, we're going on a 4 week break after this episode, but we are coming back with one hell of a bang!!! Happy Holidays and Merry New Year from Geek Herring! Love you all! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Christmas: Controversy, Hallmark, and the Perfect Geeky Girl Gifts (https://geekherring.com/geek-christmas-hallmark/) Geeking Out About Halloween: Costumes, Movies, and Cultural Appropriation (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-halloween-2019/) Geek Milestone: Geek Herring Turns One!! What’s Next!? (https://geekherring.com/happy-1st-birthday-geek-herring/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/discord)! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
There's a subtle (sometimes) and encouraging movement happening in Hollywood and we are so here for it. From classics getting remade with strong and kick-ass women in the lead to biopics of famous gay men to disability and gender representation... hooo yeah! These changes are making the gentle waves that will lead to some damn diversity for a change! Despite that fact that all the freaking incredible female directors were totally and rudely overlooked at the Golden Globes, we are getting a bit closer to some actual, honest to goodness, recognition and representation on the big screen. Believe it or not, this episode started out as a Geek Girl in the News.... but we were having so much fun chatting about what was new in our lives - and for Amanda who flew 10 hours across the ocean - it was all sorts of movies! HAVE YOU SEEN ALADDIN!??! Okay, so Amanda is like, a year late to this party, but she finally got to enjoy it and holy shit, what a game changer. We geek out about it and what it means for the future of not only Disney films, but strong female characters ligting up the big screen. Then we talk about Men In Black: International and how Tessa Thompson SLAYED in it, alongside Chris Hemsworth, and the nods to taking down the patriarchy were REAL. And, after a lot of himming and hawing because WHAT was the last movie Amanda watched on that 10-hour? SHAZAM! was phenomenal. Representing disabilities, foster care, different sizes and races in such a POSITIVE LIGHT. Also what about those toxic masculinity vibes!? We also talk about Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman helping normalise gay men in our households. Even though Freddie Mercury and Elton John have been household names for literal decades, it was always with that caveat - but he's gay. We're LOVING all these films out right now are making positive waves for diversity and representation. As always, what happens in Hollywood will trickle into our households and start helping society make the changes we so desperately are ON BOARD FOR. Tell us what movies are giving you LIFE in the comments of wherever you see this episode! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Herring Reviews Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (https://geekherring.com/reviews-feminists-what-were-they-thinking/) Geeking Out About Disney+: Star Wars, Marvel, The Simpsons, & 90s Feminist Cartoons (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-disney-plus/) Geek Discussion: Rising Representation and Diversity in Video Games (https://geekherring.com/geek-discussion-representation-diversity-video-games/) Love Geek Herring, please hop over to Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-herring/id1438271357?mt=2) and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/discord)! Geek out with Geek Herring Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
Geek Girl in the News looks at the awesome or not so awesome news that will make you go either: "YAY" or "OMG I can't believe that." The latest and greatest geek girl news from November 2019 covers the cancelled prequel to Game of Thrones, the next Star Wars trilogy (yes, trilogy!), Sacha Baron Cohen being an incredible human being, the 14-year-old girl who solved the blind spot problem plaguing drivers, the first leading trans character in a video game, and the game developers focussing on mental health problems in their releases. Are we a little bit gutted that HBO have cancelled Naomi Watts' Game of Thrones prequel that was 3 years in the making? Uh - yeah! They've axed this progressive, super interesting sounding prequel in favour of one about the Targaryens. Sounds like just what the last 8 seasons were about. Snooze fest! Speaking of Game of Thrones - you remember how the showrunners royally f#cked up the last season so they could go work on the next Star Wars trilogy? Well, they've bailed out of that one, too! So who's making the next trilogy? And why are they making another trilogy so soon after the last one? We dunno!? Whether you've been a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen in the past or not has suddenly become irrelevant. His controversial characters have always had political and racial undertones meant to make society examine their belief system - and now, Sacha is gunning for justice for all walks of life. Take some time to listen to his absolutely scathing speech. Trust us when we say you won't regret it! Submitted by Marty over at Sleepless in Copenhagen (https://sleeplessincph.com/), we take a look at the 14-year-old girl who used simple technology that's already available to create a way to see through (yes through) the blind spot created by the passenger seat pillar. How inspirational is she!? We finally have a game developer creating a lead character who is trans! In Tell Me Why, we're introduced to twins who have grown up with very different lives. French developer Dontnod has had input and support from GLAAD and trans beta testers to make sure the game remains sensitive and realistic to the issues facing transgender people in today's society. We dunno about you, but we cannot WAIT to play this one. And finally, game makers Ninja Theory, who brought us the psychosomatic lead in Hellblade, are tackling mental health issues in their latest release, The Insight Project. Working with clinical neuroscientists and psychologists, The Insight Project will not only help people understand mental health problems, it will work as a tool for those going through a tough time. We love where the gaming industry is taking video games and are so excited for the future. What’s your take on these news articles? In this episode of Geek Girl in the News, we covered these news stories: HBO confirms Game of Thrones prequel with Naomi Watts is canceled (https://www.cnet.com/news/hbo-cancels-game-of-thrones-prequel-with-naomi-watts/) A New Star Wars Movie Is Coming in 2022, but We Don’t Know Who’s Making It (https://www.themarysue.com/a-new-star-wars-movie-is-coming-in-2022/) Sacha Baron Cohen Tears Into Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg In Scathing 24-Minute Speech (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sacha-baron-cohen-facebook-zuckerberg_n_5dd7bee5e4b0913e6f6a3465?guccounter=1) 14-Year-Old Genius Solves Blind Spots (https://gizmodo.com/14-year-old-genius-solves-blind-spots-1839540078) 'This raises the bar': Microsoft introduces first lead trans character in a major video game (https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/nov/15/this-raises-the-bar-microsoft-introduces-first-lead-trans-character-in-a-major-video-game) Could Video Games Lead to a Mental Health Reckoning? (https://www.ccn.com/ideo-games-mental-health-reckoning-hellblade-ninja-theory/) Hellblade studio launches a new venture to explore mental health through games (https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/29/20937907/hellblade-ninja-theory-insight-project-mental-health-tech-game-design-neuroscience) Support Geek Herring on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others! Geek Interviews: Mental Health and Real Life Rep Grinding with Thyst (https://geekherring.com/interview-thyst-real-life-rep-grinding/) Geek Discussion: Rising Representation and Diversity in Video Games (https://geekherring.com/geek-discussion-representation-diversity-video-games/) Geeking Out About Game Of Thrones (https://geekherring.com/geeking-out-game-of-thrones/) If you want to start your own podcast, check out The Podcast Course by Thankful Cow Solutions (https://thankfulcow.com/podcast-course)! If you’ve been loving Geek Herring, please hop over to iTunes and leave us a review! Join us on Discord (https://geekherring.com/dsicord)!! You can find us Online (https://www.geekherring.com) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geekherring) / Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/geekherring) / Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/geekherring) / Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geekherring)! Geekily yours, Amanda & Monika
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