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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 Shadow and Bone: Into the Grishaverse with Vicky Brewster

    June 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Shadow and Bone is the latest YA high fantasy show taking Netflix by storm. We're joined by Grishaverse addict Vicky Brewster to talk about what we loved - and didn't so much love - from our first foray into this universe.

  • Geek Interview with The Sartorial Geek Clothing Creator: Jordan Dene Ellis!

    June 18th, 2021  |  59 mins 58 secs

    What's it like starting and running a successful geek brand? We're joined by the incredible Jordan Dene Ellis, of Jordandene NYC and The Sartorial Geek podcast and magazine, to talk about how she's created her own successful geeky brands.

  • Geek Discussion: Coming Out, Pride, and Identity

    June 11th, 2021  |  44 mins 49 secs

    HAPPY PRIDE! We are so excited to celebrate Pride this month, not only because it's fucking PRIDE, it's also Moni's first pride as an out and proud asexual person! Welcome to the queer club, Moni!

  • Geek Girl in the News: May 2021

    June 4th, 2021  |  56 mins

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from May 2021 covers Gen Z being badass, celebrity struggles with mental health, snowflake gamers and the male gaze, an update on the Rosario Dawson anti-trans lawsuit, and some good news from Twitch!

  • Geeking Out About Self Care

    May 28th, 2021  |  50 mins 4 secs

    Self care. It's a hot topic right now, and not without good reason. It's an essential practice for our health - but as geeks, what's best for us?

  • Geek Girl Reviews Surviving R. Kelly: What a Piece of Sh*t

    May 21st, 2021  |  48 mins 53 secs

    Surviving R. Kelly is a documentary about the literal decades of abuse from the rapper - and the total lack of prosecution. This is our review of the 6-part documentary of horrors.

  • Geeking Out About The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Your Current Most Important Watch

    May 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins

    The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is one of the most iconic and important watches of our modern times. Let's talk about why!

  • Geek Girl in the News: eSports Gyms, NFTs, and Marvel Excitement

    May 7th, 2021  |  56 mins 24 secs

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from April 2021 covers the EFL's first female referee, Japan's first ever eSports gym, NFTs and the Disaster Girl meme, Sony's partnership with Discord, Disney+ announcement of Ironheart, Marvel's Phase 5 trailer drop (omg!), Ryan Reynolds demanding a bisexual Deadpool, and the revealed identity of Ratchet & Clank's femme fatale!

  • Geek Herring & Chill: Getting Supes Vulnerable with More Deep Questions

    April 30th, 2021  |  45 mins 1 sec

    We're getting chilled out and intimate with round TWO of asking deep questions. We always love these episodes because we get to know each other even better than we already do.

  • Geek Roundtable: Love in Every Form

    April 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 27 mins

    Love comes in so many different forms! We're joined by some wonderful Twitch streamers, mods, and Tweeters to talk about love outside the heteronormative experience. This episode is beautiful and emotional and we love it!

  • Geek Girl Reviews It's a Sin: The Heartbreaking Reality of the AIDS Crisis

    April 16th, 2021  |  45 mins 32 secs

    The E4 drama It's a Sin is a wonderful and heartbreaking series following a group of gay men living through the height of the AIDS crisis in London. It's a hard watch, for sure, but it's one we think everyone should watch. It's NECESSARY to be aware about what happened to an entire group of people - almost mostly in secret.

  • Geek Interview: Love Is... Finding Yourself with Lizzie

    April 9th, 2021  |  48 mins 30 secs

    It doesn't matter how old you are or what your situation is, you're never too old to find yourself. We're delighted to be joined by Twitch streamer, Lizzie, to talk about coming out in her 30s. Amanda also shares her perspective of coming out in the mid 00's.

  • Geek Girl in the News: Montero & Lil Nas X, Sarah Everard, and Trans Rights

    April 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from March 2021 covers the kidnapping and murder of Sarah Everard, Police Brutality, the Vatican's archaic stance on same-sex marriage, Lil Nas X and his new music video, Montero, the NCAA's ridiculous weight rooms, Peer2Peer.Live - thanks Trans Lifeline!!, SonicFox repping Trans Rights at eSports tournament, Sesame Streets newest Black muppets talking about anti-racism, and Star Wars teases us with Obi-Wan Kenobi news!

  • Geek Discussion: Our Break-Up with the Wizarding World

    March 26th, 2021  |  52 mins

    In one of our most emotional episodes to date, we talk about why we can no longer support the Harry Potter franchise because of JK Rowling's hateful transphobic agenda. This is our explanation and our break-up.

  • Geek Interview: Loving the Skin You're In with Frank the Pegasus

    March 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Loving the skin you're in doesn't always come easy. Sometimes it comes with daily affirmations, doing things for yourself, and accepting that somedays, body neutrality is the place you'll be in that day. FrankthePegasus joins us for this intimate, inspiring, and hilarious episode about body positivity.

  • Geek Girl Reviews WandaVision: A Story About Grief

    March 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Let's talk about WandaVision! What we loved, what we didn't love, and all the incredible messages the latest Marvel installment gives us.