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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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  • 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


    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.

  • Geek Interviews: Mental Health and Real Life Rep Grinding with Thyst

    August 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    blizzard, blizzard entertainment, content creator, gamer girl, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, indie games, interview, mdi, podcast, podcaster, thyst, video games, warcraft, world of warcraft, wow

    Running two successful Blizzard positive podcasts, building a super supportive community, and working in gaming, all while dealing with anxiety and depression can definitely be hard! But our guest today, the incredible Thyst of Lagging Balls, makes it all look easy and completely natural.

  • Geek Herring & Chill: All The Games We've Played

    August 16th, 2019  |  26 mins 7 secs
    a short hike, gamer girl, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, indie developers, indie games, under what?, 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, it's all the geeky gaming we've gotten into over the past week... and trust us, it's a lot!

  • Geeking Out About Stranger Things 3: Friendships, Permission to Nerd, & Heartbreak

    August 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    bullies, coming out, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, girl power, netflix, stranger things, stranger things 3, toxic masculinity

    Stranger Things has been giving us all a good dose of 80s nostalgia that we, obviously, desperately crave. Following a group of badass teens while they work to stop the grossest monster from taking over Hawkins is the most fun we've had with TV in a long time. But it's not just the plot that has us hooked this season.

  • Geek Girl in the News: James Bond Alternatives, How to Deal with Harassment Online, Stranger Things Female Power, and Exciting New Releases

    August 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins
    game development, geek, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, online harassment, riot games, twitch, twitch moderation, twitch streamers, video games, women in tech

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from July 2019 covers a Woman of Colour as the new 007, Twitch streamers and gender discrimination, responsibility and moderation of abusive Twitch streams, permission to be nerds, all new Hitchhiker's Guide, Cyberpunk representation, the new Switch Lite, and more!

  • Geeking Out About Marvel's Phase 4

    July 26th, 2019  |  55 mins 32 secs

    You all know we love us some Marvel! And this year's revelations at San Diego Comic Con did not disappoint. With phase 3 ending on Spiderman: Far From Home's summer 2019 release, we're set to have a break before phase 4 drops.

  • Geek Herring Reviews Period. End of Sentence.

    July 19th, 2019  |  37 mins 51 secs
    critical geek culture, documentary, geek, geek culture, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek herring, india, men's rights, menstruation, period, period end of sentence, review, rural india, women's rights

    Period. End of Sentence. Is a documentary about living in rural India where stigma surrounding women's periods still exists. It's a recent Oscar winner, which is how it came onto our radar, and we knew we had to talk about it. In this episode, we share our reactions and whether or not we recommend it!

  • Geek Interviews: Gender Identity and Modern Medieval Life with Jamie

    July 12th, 2019  |  58 mins 8 secs
    afab, amab, body positivity, cosplay, geek culture, geek girl, geek herring, gender, genderfree, non-binary, sca, society for creative anachronism geek, trans woman, transgender

    Have you ever wanted to live out your medieval life dreams in a safe and modern way? This is exactly what today's guest, Jamie Unrau, does with the Society for Creative Anahcronism. Today, we're talking about this cool, geeky hobby, their gender identity and journey, and the intersection of both.