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Geek Herring

Critical Geek Culture

About the show

This is for all the girls who grew up without strong geek role models to help them discover their geek dreams.
For everyone who's ever been quizzed about their video game knowledge, because "girls don't play games."
Geek Herring is working to bring female identifying geeks into their prime. To be the role models, dreams, and voices.

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Episodes

  • Geeking Out About Diversity & Representation in Pop Culture: Aladdin, MIB, Shazam!, & More!

    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!

  • Geek Girl in the News: Game of Thrones AXED, Sacha Baron Cohen is woke, & Trans Lead Characters

    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.

  • Geek Herring Reviews Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

    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
  • Geek Discussion: VKLiooon, & the Future of Women in eSports

    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!

  • Geek Herring & Chill: A Whole Load of Nonsense

    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!

  • Geek Interview: Warcraft, Roleplay, and Podcasting with Sil

    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!

  • Geeking Out About Halloween: Costumes, Movies, and Cultural Appropriation

    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.

  • Geek Discussion: Hong Kong Protests, Blizzard Entertainment, & Cancel Culture

    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.

  • Geek Milestone: Geek Herring Turns One!! What's Next!?

    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!?

  • Geek Girl in the News: Kristen Stewart, Scarlett Johansson, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp -- and Ms Monopoly!

    October 4th, 2019  |  56 mins 58 secs
    amber heard, discrimination, equal pay, game development, geek, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, johnny depp, kristen stewart, marvel, ms monopoly, scarlett johansson, sexual assault, video games, women in tech

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from September 2019 covers Kristen Stewart's sexuality, Scarlett Johansson's unfeminist takes, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp (again), Siri's stance on feminism, and the awesome new game, Ms Monopoly!

  • Geek Interview: Life as a Hearthstone Pro & Not Feeding the Trolls with Pathra Cadness

    September 27th, 2019  |  47 mins 54 secs
    blizzard, blizzard entertainment, bwoh, content creator, esports, gamer girl, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, grandmasters, hearthstone, indie games, interview, mdi, pathra, podcast, podcaster, twitch, twitch partner, video games

    Rising up the ladder, hitting Legend, topping the Badass Women of Hearthstone league, and competing weekly in the Hearthstone GrandMasters is a journey, but not one without an emotional rollercoaster. We're joined by Pathra Cadness who's sharing her experience as a professional eSports athlete, currently competing at the GrandMasters!

  • Geeking Out About Disney+: Star Wars, Marvel, The Simpsons, & 90s Feminist Cartoons

    September 20th, 2019  |  29 mins 18 secs
    disney, disney+, feminist, geek girl, geek herring, geeks, marvel, star wars, streaming, the simpsons

    Disney+ is coming and we couldn't be more excited! What the heck is better than all that Marvel goodness, every Disney movie ever, The Simpsons, and more!?? Nothing, that's what!

  • Geek Interview: Passion, Beauty, and Art with Seage

    September 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    artist, geek culture, geekdom, interview, seageart

    Geek feminism is about issues that affect women across geek culture... and sometimes, those issues also affect the awesome geeky dudes in our community. Today, we're talking with Seage, an artist whose art styles mainly around drawing beautiful women in fantasy settings.

  • Geek Girl in the News: Breastfeeding on Twitch, Banned Commercials, and Dr. Scully

    September 6th, 2019  |  55 mins 52 secs
    coding, game development, geek, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, hearthstone, keanu reaves, nancy drew, online harassment, the matrix, twitch, twitch moderation, twitch streamers, video games, women in tech

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from August 2019 covers breastfeeding on Twitch, the newest female Hearthstone pros, banned commercials promoting gender stereotypes, inspirational women in TV STEM careers, teaching girls to code, and some awesome pop culture news!

  • Geek Girl Stereotypes: Identify, Self-Reflection, and Toxic Femininity

    August 30th, 2019  |  40 mins 27 secs
    critical geek culture, geek stereotypes, geeks, intersectional feminism

    As self-identified geek girls, or geeky women, we don't necessarily like to dress up and wear heels. But does that make us any less feminine? NO! Being a womxn means whatever you want it to mean.