March 6th, 2020 | 41 mins 45 secs
batman, diversity, game development, geek, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, representation, the witcher, video games, women in tech
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!
February 28th, 2020 | 36 mins 28 secs
gamer, gamer girl, geek herring, inner monologue, mental health, video games
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.
February 21st, 2020 | 45 mins 28 secs
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.
February 14th, 2020 | 59 mins 12 secs
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!
Geek Girl in the News: Media's racist hot takes, Professor Umbridge is WHO?, & Australia dominating eSports
February 7th, 2020 | 37 mins 8 secs
batwoman, esports, game development, geek, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, james bond, marvel, racism, star wars, video games, women in tech
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!
December 20th, 2019 | 41 mins 31 secs
frosty, geek christmas, geek herring, geek holidays, geeks, holidays, love actually, rudolph, the holiday
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.
December 13th, 2019 | 45 mins 23 secs
aladdin, disney, diversity, feminist, geek girl, geek herring, geeks, kick ass women, men in black, representation, shazam, tessa thompson
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!
December 6th, 2019 | 43 mins 18 secs
game development, geek, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, mental health, sacha baron cohen, star wars, teen genius, video games, women in tech
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.
November 29th, 2019 | 43 mins 58 secs
critical geek culture, documentary, emergence, feminists, geek, geek culture, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek herring, jane fonda, lily tomlin, men's rights, review, women's rights
November 22nd, 2019 | 30 mins 41 secs
blizzard, blizzard entertainment, esports, geek girls, girl gamers, girls who game, grandmasters, hearthstone, vkliooon, women in esports
eSports history has been made when VKLiooon won the Hearthstone Grandmasters during Blizzcon. Not only was she the first woman to win an international Hearthstone tournament, she was the first woman to win an international eSports tournament ever!
November 15th, 2019 | 37 mins 56 secs
cassandra clare, gamer girl, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, indie developers, indie games, mortal instruments, video games, warcraft, world of warcraft
Because hanging out listening to us talk is the best half hour of your week, we've gone free form again! Geek Herring and Chill is just that, time to sit back, relax, and listen to us ramble on. This week, we really do just ramble on about what we've been up to in our lives!
November 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 38 secs
feminist, geek girl, geek herring, geeks, interview, mmorpg, podcaster, roleplay, strong female characters, warcraft, world of warcraft
It's been a year since we've spoken with Sil, host of Warcraft podcast Whispers of War, and we're so excited to catch up and see what she's been up to this year! This episode is all about podcasting and playing on a Warcraft roleplaying server!
Geek Girl in the News: Blizzard vs the USA vs China, Natalie Portman's call to action, & women in space!
November 1st, 2019 | 47 mins 36 secs
aoc, batman, blizzard, blizzard entertainment, catwoman, congress, delta, game development, geek, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, natalie portman, star wars, video games, women in aviation, women in space, women in tech, zoe kravitz
The latest and greatest geek girl news from October 2019 covers Blizzard's reality check from Congress, female directors for Disney+ Star Wars shows, the new Catwoman, Natalie Portman's call for women to fuck up and own their mistakes, Delta's women-led flight to NASA, and the first all-female spacewalk FINALLY happening!
October 25th, 2019 | 42 mins 11 secs
costumes, cultural appropriation, feminism, geek, geek feminist, geek girls, geeking out, halloween, holidays
Halloween is all about dressing up as someone or something you're not, having fun, and eating all the candy your belly can hold. Or at least that's what it was like for Amanda, who grew up in North America. Monika, on the other hand, doesn't have the same kind of connection since they don't celebrate in Austria.
October 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 27 mins
blizzard, blizzard entertainment, cancel culture, censorship, current events, esports, grandmasters, hearthstone, hong kong, hong kong protests, politics
Geek Herring discusses a politically hot topic this week, giving an overview and our insights into Hearthstone streamer, Blitzchung's statement during the GrandMasters about the Hong Kong protests. Blizzard had made what seemed like a snap decision to delete the entire VOD of the stream, remove Blitzchung from the GrandMasters, revoke his prize money, and ban both him and the two casters from Blizzard eSports for a year.
October 11th, 2019 | 39 mins 46 secs
52 episodes, celebrate, geek, geek feminism, geek girls, geek herring, geek podcast, geeks
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEEK HERRING!
Can you even believe that we've been at this for a whole year? It's pretty crazy to think that we're here. And not only are we here, we're going from strength to strength, learning and growing every single day. So many awesome things have come out of this podcast in the last year and there's so much to come. What's coming!?