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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: Wonder Woman 1984.... Because -Someone- Has To

    February 19th, 2021  |  51 mins 46 secs

    Like most geeks around the world, we were uber hyped for Wonder Woman 1984 to FINALLY come out. But now that it's out and we've wasted our time watching it... we wish it had stayed unreleased forever. How can one film make you feel so disappointed!?

  • Geek Interview: Gender Identity and Fluidity with Frazley and Sascz of Translucidity

    February 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins

    This episode is so personal and emotional with both Sascz and Frazley sharing their experiences in transitioning away from their assigned genders at birth. It hasn't been an easy journey with both our guests talking of the emotional and hurtful experiences they've both had.

  • Geek Girl in the News: Kamala Harris & Joe Biden Leading the Charge, GameStop Shares, and Lady Dimitrescu

    February 5th, 2021  |  50 mins 7 secs

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from January 2020 covers the United States Presidential election (hellooooo policy reform and KAMALA HARRIS!), the wild ride that GameStop and Reddit shares have been, Activision Blizzard's diversity hiring policy, and Resident Evil's latest BABE of a vamp!

  • Geek Interview: Changing the Tabletop Games Narrative with Kate Bullock

    January 29th, 2021  |  56 mins 41 secs

    Tabletop RPGs are historically the territory of cis, white men, full of the types of issues that cause concern to many groups of people. That's why it's time to change the narrative surrounding these games, making them a more welcoming, acceptable, and inclusive environment. We're joined by community and convention organisaer, Kate Bullock, who talks about how she's creating safer spaces within the TTRPG community.

  • Geek Discussion: Our Bodies and Radical Self-Love with Gemma

    January 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 32 mins

    The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee-Taylor is one of the best books we've ever read about body positivity. We're sharing our first discussion, coinciding with chapter one of the book. We open up about our own experiences and are joined by our moderator, Gemma, for this super important conversation.

  • Geek Discussion: Imposter Syndrome in the Age of Experts

    January 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min

    Imposter syndrome sucks. But, honestly, most of us have or have had it at one point or another.

  • Geek Girl in the News: We are SO Over Body Shaming, Star-Lord #ConfirmedBisexual, & Aliens Exist!?,

    January 8th, 2021  |  48 mins 21 secs

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from December 2020 covers the sad passing of the OG Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, the very fact that ALIENS (yep, real life aliens) might exist and the Galactic Federation is an actual, honest to goodness thing, Star-Lord being #ConfirmedCanonBisexual, the many painful fuck-ups with Cyberpunk 2077, Hearthstone's latest Transgender Champion, Bloodyface, and, kicking off January 2021, we want the internet to stop body shaming our men - even fit men like Kumail Nanjiani, kthx.

  • Geek Discussion: Fit is a Feminist Issue with Geek Girl Strong, Robyn Warren

    January 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min

    Loving the skin you're in is SO important! We strong believe this, which is why we've made it our topic for January 2021. We're joined by Robyn Warren, founder of Geek Girl Strong, to talk about the intersection of fitness, geek culture, and intersectional feminism. This is such an important conversation and one that we ALL need to hear!!

  • Geek Herring & Chill: Merry Ho Ho Ho from Us to YOU!

    December 25th, 2020  |  42 mins 20 secs

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! ...So they say. We're celebrating our LAST episode of the dumpster fire that is 2020 in style by talking about our favourite Christmas movies, one you should absolutely avoid, our own Christmas traditions of years gone past, and how this year, life looks a LOT different.

  • Geek Discussion: Real talk! Our Girl Geek Highs and Lows 2020 and Before

    December 18th, 2020  |  45 mins 23 secs

    2020 was a weird AF year, friends. Simultaneously the longest year of our lives but also it went past in the blink of an eye. This isn't really a recap episode though, but we ARE talking about the highs and lows we've experienced as geek girls.

  • Geek Interview: Creating Feminist Characters with Game Developers Genese Davis and Seb Le Touze

    December 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 47 mins

    Ary and the Secret of Seasons is a video game about a young girl on a quest to save her land from the Evil Mage. And we're joined by her Lead Writer, Genese Davis, and Game Director, Seb Le Touze, to talk about how they created such a compelling game and character who is, without a doubt, a feminist role model.

  • Geek Girl in the News: We're in love with Elliot Page and Chris Evans... just a little bit!

    December 4th, 2020  |  37 mins 5 secs

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from November 2020 covers Black Panther updates, David Prowse (RIP), Rosario Dawson, Charmed Trans cast, Elliot Page, and why we're all just that little bit in love with Chris Evans.

  • Geek Discussion: Why Geek Community Matters

    November 27th, 2020  |  43 mins 16 secs

    The geek community that surrounds us is one of the best communities we've both EVER known, and we've had our fair share of incredible geeky loves over the years! This episode is dedicated to YOU. Just in time for American Thanksgiving, we are grateful for you, Geek Herringtons, and love you all so, so much.

  • Geeking Out About DC: New Trailers, Wonder Woman, & More!

    November 20th, 2020  |  39 mins 20 secs

    In this episode, we geek right out about all the new films coming out from DC! Which are you most excited for?

  • Geek Interview: Tech Talk for Women with Ellie McBride

    November 13th, 2020  |  47 mins 6 secs

    New tech got you nervous? We've brought in our pal Ellie McBride to talk about how she helps women bridge the gap between their fear and succeeding in all the amazing tech advancements they can embrace!

  • Geek Girl in the News: US Election Anxiety; AOC + Among Us = Love; & Barbie, the Role Model

    November 6th, 2020  |  47 mins 22 secs

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from October 2020 covers the US Election (that we hopefully have results of by now!), AOC streaming Among Us, the Nobel Chemistry Prize, 2020's Gender Breakdown in Games, 1UP, Batwoman, Uncharted, Marvel, and Barbie being a damn role model!