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Geek Herring

Critical Geek Culture

About the show

Geek Herring is the podcast talking about feminism in geek culture. Each week, we bring you geeky discussions and debates, news that matters to geek feminists, and interviews with inspirational folks in geek culture. Hosted by incorruptible women, Monika Rabensteiner and Amanda Sloan.

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Episodes

  • Geek Girl Reviews Mulan: The Good, The Bad, The Controversy

    September 25th, 2020  |  41 mins 6 secs

    Disney's live action Mulan is out! And oh wow has it caused a controversy. We took one for the team, gave it a complete watch, and come armed and ready to discuss it all: the good, the bad, and the terrible.

  • Geek Interview: Redefining Genres with New York Times Bestselling Author Madeleine Roux

    September 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

    Serial killers and murder clowns? Nah. The real fear is sexual assault and living with trauma. We're joined by New York Times bestselling novelist, Madeleine Roux, who's redefining the horror genre one fear at a time.

  • Geek Discussion: Naked on the [Twitch] Set!

    September 11th, 2020  |  44 mins 7 secs
    boobs, geek girls, geek herring, nudity, twitch, twitch boobs, twitch streamers

    To clothe or not to clothe, that is the question. There's been such a conversation lately about whether some female streamers are only gaining popularity because of the amount of clothes they're wearing or not. In this episode, we attempt to answer the question and give our personal views!

  • Geek Girl in the News: Rest in Power, Chadwick Boseman, Enola Holmes, & The BEST Online Games for Women

    September 4th, 2020  |  43 mins 10 secs

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from August 2020 covers the heartbreaking passing of Chadwick Boseman, an absolutely quintessential list of the top 25 games women play (shame on you, E3!), Warcraft's Shadowland's release date, Kelly Marie Tran donning her Disney Princess crown, and us absolutely losing our SHIT about the Enola Holmes trailer.

  • Geek Discussion: All Hail the Scream Queens with Michael from AllHallowScream

    August 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 20 secs

    The leading ladies of horror have developed quite the reputation of being strong, independed, badass, and, usually, ALIVE by the end of the journey they're on! We're joined by horror expert and host of AllHallowScream Podcast, Michael Skarzynske, to preach it out to the Scream Queens we know and love!

  • Geek Discussion: WAP, Sexual Empowerment, and Feminism

    August 21st, 2020  |  37 mins 7 secs

    Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard, or at least heard OF, the new Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion song, WAP. But of course, with every song about women's sexual empowerment, middle-aged white men like to shake their finger of disapproval.

  • Geek Interview: Creating Geeky Art and Creative Expression with Molly O'Riley

    August 14th, 2020  |  59 mins 18 secs

    Combining a love of art and geekiness, Molly O'Riley creates a live of beauty, passion, and expression. This episode is the ultimate wake-up call you need to be you, own your weirdness, and honestly just create something every damn day.

  • Geek Girl in the News: Moqii Zoldyck leads Fortnite, down with Gamer Girl, and up with Blizzard's free gender changes!

    August 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from July 2020 covers the girls who outnumber the boys at a national STEM competition, The Witcher's prequel, rising video gamer stats, that awful trailer for Gamer Girl we all puked at, Assassin's Creed minimising female protagonists (LAME), the first female Fortnite pro taking 1st place, and Warcraft dropping the £13 fee for gender change.

  • Geek Discussion: Learning and Growing in these Challenging Times

    July 31st, 2020  |  42 mins 28 secs

    We all know the world is kind of an intense place right now. This episoded started with the intention of our geeky highs and lows... but very swiftly descended into a conversation about life, the Universe, and everything. We had a lot on our chests!

  • Geek Interview: An Insight into Second Wave Feminism with Professor Taliep

    July 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins

    We had the immense pleasure of chatting with Professor Taliep about growing up in the 50s and getting involved in the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s. This episode is epic and we hope you enjoy it!

  • Geek Discussion: Twitch and #MeToo with BiggusBennus!

    July 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins
    #metoo, geek girls, intersectional feminism, lgbtqia+, sexual abuse, twitch

    It's not every day that you get to hang out with one of Twitch's loveliest partners on your podcast, but here we are with the one and only BiggusBennus! He joins us to talk about his recent Twitch accomplishments and the recent outpouring of sexual abuse reports on the streaming platform.

  • Geek Interview: Women in Indie Game Development with Producer Kitty Crawford

    July 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins

    To celebrate Love Indies week in June, we interviewed the remarkable Kitty Crawford about her life as an indie game's producer! Kitty joins us with a wealth of experience, knowledge, and perspective on the industry.

  • Geek Girl in the News: June 2020

    July 3rd, 2020  |  52 mins 31 secs
    feminism, geek feminism, geek feminist, geek girl in the news, geek girls, geek news

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from June 2020 covers Rowling's publishing company employees not wanting to work with her, Mixer's racist culture and sudden demise, Twitch's history of not taking abuse reports seriously, the calls for a Twitch Blackout, Tina Fey call for 30 Rock's removal of blackface episodes, an FDA approved prescription video game, and TikTok Teens and K-Pop Stans living their best lives for all our futures.

  • Geek Herring & Chill: Happy Pride 2020!

    June 26th, 2020  |  44 mins 17 secs

    June 2020 has been a month! But, even though Pride was delayed a bit, for very obvious and very good reasons, we are celebrating now. So plug in your earphones and get ready to join the Pride Party!

  • Geek Interview: Plus Size Nerding it up with Nancy Basile!

    June 19th, 2020  |  57 mins 11 secs
    gamer girls, geek girls, nerd women, plus size nerd

    For years, being plus size and nerdy has been linked to being unpopular and super uncool. Not anymore, friends! We are joined by the Plus Size Nerd herself, the wonderful Nancy Basile, to talk about reclaiming these words and honouring her nerdity.

  • Geek Characters: Peach Please! Is Princess Peach an Inspiration or Irritation?

    June 12th, 2020  |  35 mins 13 secs
    geek characters, geek girls, mario, nintendo, peach, princess peach, super mario, video games

    Voted number 48 in a list of video game's hottest female characters, Princess Peach definitely evokes a LOT of feelings. Some good, some negative, and all definitely valid. We talk about what we actually think about Mario's leading lady and uncover the sordid truth of her identity.