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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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  • Geeking Out in Times of Crisis: Rise of the Geek

    March 20th, 2020  |  39 mins 22 secs
    coronavirus, covid 19, crisis, geek, geek girls, geeking out, intersectional feminism, pandemic

    COVID-19. It's what's on everyone's minds right now. Because this pandemic that's sweeping the world is impacting everyone. Whether you're staying indoors, business as usual, freaking out, or that asshole who thinks none of these regulations applies to them - you're bound to be experiencing some kind of change.

  • Geek Interview: Women in Warcraft Podcasting with Ali

    March 13th, 2020  |  50 mins 56 secs
    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

    Being a woman in podcasting can feel like a really isolating experience sometimes. But being part of the minority in a super open and welcoming community makes it so much easier. Ali from Dungeon Fables joins us to talk about being a woman in Warcraft, her time podcasting, being an awesome part of the Warcraft community!

  • Geek Girl in the News: Saying no to dick pics, Raising The Game, & The Witcher 2!

    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!

  • Geek Discussion: Mental Health, Inner Voices, & Video Games

    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.

  • Geeking Out About The Witcher: Monster Hunters, Witches, and the Duality of Humankind

    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.

  • Geek Interview: Smart is the New Sexy with Kate Wiswell

    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!

  • Geek Holidays: Monika's Grinch is Melting!

    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.

  • 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.