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Author: Swapna Krishna and Preeti Chhibber

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Swapna Krishna and Preeti Chhibber, two Indian lady nerds, talk geek pop culture, with some Bollywood thrown in for good measure.
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This week Preeti and Swapna dive very deep into the series finale (and "The Series Finale") of WandaVision. Relevant links: Patreon: www.patreon.com/DesiGeekGirls Stone Sword Table cover reveal: https://www.tor.com/2021/02/23/cover-reveals-sword-stone-table-anthology-arthurian-mythology/#more-633368 The Sinister Substitute preorder: https://bookshop.org/books/the-sinister-substitute-marvel-avengers-assembly-book-2-volume-2/9781338587197  Battle of the Bands preorder: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/671364/battle-of-the-bands-by-lauren-gibaldi-and-eric-smith/ WIRED / Mental health & video games: https://www.wired.com/story/casual-games-mental-health How the WandaVision Finale Failed Monica Rambeau by Stephanie Williams  
This week, Swapna and Preeti breakdown that Spider-Man title, The Justice League runtime news, and of course, episodes 6-8 of WandaVision! Relevant Links: Patreon: www.patreon.com/DesiGeekGirls Stone Sword Table cover reveal: https://www.tor.com/2021/02/23/cover-reveals-sword-stone-table-anthology-arthurian-mythology/#more-633368 The Sinister Substitute preorder: https://bookshop.org/books/the-sinister-substitute-marvel-avengers-assembly-book-2-volume-2/9781338587197  Battle of the Bands preorder: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/671364/battle-of-the-bands-by-lauren-gibaldi-and-eric-smith/ WIRED / Mental health & video games: https://www.wired.com/story/casual-games-mental-health Wandavision Recaps on io9: https://io9.gizmodo.com/wandavision-became-a-nightmarish-web-of-cathartic-rerun-1846362203 Vanity Fair / Justice League: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/02/the-true-story-of-justice-league-snyder-cut
This week, Preeti and Swapna take on the latest episodes of WandaVision and get deep into that MCU lore. They also talk about the latest Mass Effect news from BioWare! Relevant links: Patreon: www.patreon.com/DesiGeekGirls Stone Sword Table preorder: https://bookshop.org/books/sword-stone-table-old-legends-new-voices/9780593081891  The Sinister Substitute preorder: https://bookshop.org/books/the-sinister-substitute-marvel-avengers-assembly-book-2-volume-2/9781338587197
This week, Swapna and Preeti dig deep into the first two episode of WandaVision (Disney+). They also talk through some of that Netflix 2021 news (a new movie every week!), Apple TV+ series, and what we can expect forthcoming from Lucasfilm Games. WandaVision spoiler warning: 15min30sec Relevant Links: Netflix news: https://about.netflix.com/en/news/netflix-2021-film-preview Patreon: www.patreon.com/DesiGeekGirls Swapna's WIRED column: https://www.wired.com/story/easy-mode-bugsnax/ Tar Valon Or Bust, a Wheel of Time Podcast: https://shows.acast.com/tarvalonorbust/episodes Stone Sword Table preorder: https://bookshop.org/books/sword-stone-table-old-legends-new-voices/9780593081891  The Sinister Substitute preorder: https://bookshop.org/books/the-sinister-substitute-marvel-avengers-assembly-book-2-volume-2/9781338587197  
This week Swapna and Preeti dive right into the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, what it meant to see That character on the small screen, and where the show might go from here. Spoilers for the final episode of The Mandalorian throughout. Trans Rights are Human Rights, this is the way - donate to the Trans Law Center today
This week Swapna and Preeti deep dive into all the Star Wars and Marvel announcements from the Disney investor meeting (spoiler alert: It's a Whole Lot). Plus, they breakdown Chapters 14 and 15 of The Mandalorian. Spoiler warning for The Mandalorian: 44min - TK  Links: Trans Rights are Human Rights, this is the way - donate to the Trans Law Center today Michal Shick's excellent Chapter 15 analysis from a Jewish perspective Swapna's newsletter: skrishna.substack.com Preorder Avengers Assembly: THE SINISTER SUBSTITUTE
Swapna and Preeti dive into the fifth episode of the second season of The Mandalorian, called"The Jedi." We also discuss recent events at SYFY FANGRRLS, Bugsnax, DragonAge: Inquisition, and the Supernatural finale conspiracy theory. Swapna's newsletter: skrishna.substack.com Preeti's newsletter: preeti.substack.com Trans Rights are Human Rights, this is the way - donate to the Trans Law Center today Patreon: desigeekgirls.patreon.com
This week, Swapna and Preeti dig into Chapters 10 - 12 — or episodes 2 - 4 of season 2 — of The Mandalorian (which are mistakenly referred to as Chapters 12 - 14 in the episode, apologies!). They also talk through the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, the Supernatural series finale, Dev Patel's The Personal History of David Copperfield, that Wonder Woman news, and more! Spoilers for the Supernatural series finale: 13min - 18min Spoilers for the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special: 22min-26min Spoilers for The Mandalorian Eps 2-4 end at 57min Relevant links: Romancing the Runoff Trans Rights are Human Rights, this is the way - donate to the Trans Law Center today Vanity Fair Gina Carano story Tar Valon or Bust! A Wheel of Time Podcast 
In the first of two episodes for November, Swapna and Preeti break down the season 2 premiere of The Mandalorian, get into the trailer for the new Shondaland show, Bridgerton, talk about what they're excited to see from the PS5 in a few weeks, and more! Spoilers for The Mandalorian season 2 premiere start at 14min 20sec. Relevant links: Find Swapna's Star Trek: Discovery recaps here Bridgerton Trailer Register for virtual story time of A JEDI YOU WILL BE Register for the Portland Literary Festival middle-grade panel Swapna's Take It Easy Mode column        
In this mini-episode, Preeti interviews writer, professor, and activist Simran Jeet Singh. They discuss his brand new picture book, Fauja Singh Keeps Going, the story of the oldest marathon runner in the world, as well as representation, what he hopes the book can accomplish, and  more! Simran Jeet Singh Fauja Singh Keeps Going
This month, Swapna and Preeti discuss their new favorite animated series, Star Trek: Lower Decks! They also get into it on that Mulan release news, some painful cancellations, and a brand new independent video game that takes place in ancient India, Raji! Spoiler warning for the first three episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks: Starts at 28:00, ends at 45:16 Episode links: Star Wars: the Clone Wars - Stories of Light and Dark is available for preorder! Swapna's recaps of Lower Decks for Vulture Preeti's newsletter: http://preeti.substack.com Swapna's newsletter: https://skrishna.substack.com/
In this episode, Swapna interviews Preeti about writing Ms. Marvel, Anakin Skywalker, and other legacy characters. We also talk about Star Trek, SDCC, Sujata Day's upcoming film Definition Please, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, What We Do in the Shadows, and more. Preeti's books: https://bookshop.org/books/star-wars-a-jedi-you-will-be/9781368057240 https://bookshop.org/books/orientation-marvel-avengers-assembly-1-volume-1/9781338587258 https://bookshop.org/books/star-wars-the-clone-wars-stories-of-light-and-dark/9781368057295 Take It Easy Mode: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/take-it-easy-mode-the-outer-worlds-on-the-nintendo-switcha Definition Please trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmzfMfZ5UXE&feature=emb_logo The Salon: https://thesalon.xyz/mentorship
Swapna and Preeti talk their way through all their Final Fantasy VII: Remake feelings, they also get very excited about Lovebirds on Netflix, plus that Pirates of the Caribbean news! **Note: The audio quality in this episode is not the best (Swapna's fault!) We'll make sure to fix it going forward, but you may need to turn up the volume for this episode -- we apologize! Spoilers for FF7R: 17:00 Links: Preeti's Newcomers episode with Nicole Byer & Lauren Lapkus: https://headgum.com/newcomers-star-wars-with-lauren-lapkus-and-nicole-byer/star-wars-the-clone-wars-with-preeti-chhibber The innovation of Final Fantasy VII: Remake: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/the-innovation-of-the-final-fantasy-vii-remake How to donate to Black Lives Matter organizations: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/6/9/21281538/how-to-donate-to-black-lives-matter-charity 
Swapna and Preeti break down that final arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and their love for all things Ahsoka Tano. Spoilers start at the 17 minute mark. They also discuss the Final Fantasy VII remake, just exactly WHO Preeti is writing in the Clone Wars anthology, Stories of Light and Dark, and their current obsessions, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Assassin's Creed: Origins. A Jedi You Will Be cover reveal: https://nerdist.com/article/a-jedi-you-will-be-book-cover-reveal-star-wars/ The Best Animal Crossing video you'll see today: https://twitter.com/runwithskizzers/status/1258401790816669696
This episode, Preeti and Swapna discuss James Whitbrook's io9 piece: "Our Fascination with Canon is Killing the Way We Value Stories" They also dig deep into Ahsoka's tenure on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and her appearance in season 7. And of course, they discuss the last half and finale of Star Trek: Picard. (Also Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Always Animal Crossing.) Timestamp for The Clone Wars discussion: 24:30 - 45:15 Timestamp for Star Trek: Picard: 45:00 - TK "Our Fascination with Canon is Killing the Way We Value Stories" https://io9.gizmodo.com/our-fascination-with-canon-is-killing-the-way-we-value-1842590915
In this episode of Desi Geek Girls, we discuss the first two episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7, and episodes 4 - 6 of Star Trek: Picard. We also talk about that Octavia Butler news, Witcher 3, Gorillaz, and Alex Garland's new show Devs. Timestamp for The Clone Wars discussion: 2:00 - 16:15 Timestamp for Star Trek: Picard: 16:40 - 45:00 Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/desigeekgirls
In this episode of Desi Geek Girls, we discuss episodes 2 and 3 of Star Trek: Picard, our favorite arcs of Star Wars: The Clone Wars in advance of the final season, #JusticeforHan, the DevaCurl scandal, the new season of Miracle Workers, Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith, Boy Meets World and Horizon Zero Dawn.  Timestamp for end of Clone Wars/beginning of Star Trek: Picard discussion: 30:30 Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/desigeekgirls
Actress and funny girl Sarayu Blue joins Preeti to talk all about P.S. I Still Love You, the sequel to Netflix's smash hit To All the Boys I've Loved Before. Plus, Sarayu talks about being a South Asian woman in entertainment and what she hopes to see for the community moving forward! You can follow Sarayu on twitter here, @SarayuBlue.
In Episode 41 of Desi Geek Girls, we discuss our new logo and Patreon rewards (swag! pins! stickers!), Preeti's new Star Wars children's book A Jedi You Will Be, the casting of Amazon's new Middle Earth show, the Kumail Nanjiani-Issa Rae movie The Lovebirds (April 3), the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the first episode of Star Trek: Picard. Desi Geek Girls Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/desigeekgirls Picard is the Star Trek show we've been waiting for: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/23/star-trek-picard-interview-episode-one-impressions/ Preeti's book announcement: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/preview-disney-lucasfilm-star-wars-a-jedi-you-will-be
Swapna and Preeti discuss the final two episodes of The Mandalorian, season 1. Spoilers throughout!
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