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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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  • Geek Girl in the News: Moqii Zoldyck leads Fortnite, down with Gamer Girl, and up with Blizzard's free gender changes!

    August 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from July 2020 covers the girls who outnumber the boys at a national STEM competition, The Witcher's prequel, rising video gamer stats, that awful trailer for Gamer Girl we all puked at, Assassin's Creed minimising female protagonists (LAME), the first female Fortnite pro taking 1st place, and Warcraft dropping the £13 fee for gender change.

  • Geek Discussion: Learning and Growing in these Challenging Times

    July 31st, 2020  |  42 mins 28 secs

    We all know the world is kind of an intense place right now. This episoded started with the intention of our geeky highs and lows... but very swiftly descended into a conversation about life, the Universe, and everything. We had a lot on our chests!

  • Geek Interview: An Insight into Second Wave Feminism with Professor Taliep

    July 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins

    We had the immense pleasure of chatting with Professor Taliep about growing up in the 50s and getting involved in the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s. This episode is epic and we hope you enjoy it!

  • Geek Discussion: Twitch and #MeToo with BiggusBennus!

    July 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins
    #metoo, geek girls, intersectional feminism, lgbtqia+, sexual abuse, twitch

    It's not every day that you get to hang out with one of Twitch's loveliest partners on your podcast, but here we are with the one and only BiggusBennus! He joins us to talk about his recent Twitch accomplishments and the recent outpouring of sexual abuse reports on the streaming platform.

  • Geek Interview: Women in Indie Game Development with Producer Kitty Crawford

    July 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins

    To celebrate Love Indies week in June, we interviewed the remarkable Kitty Crawford about her life as an indie game's producer! Kitty joins us with a wealth of experience, knowledge, and perspective on the industry.

  • Geek Girl in the News: June 2020

    July 3rd, 2020  |  52 mins 31 secs
    feminism, geek feminism, geek feminist, geek girl in the news, geek girls, geek news

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from June 2020 covers Rowling's publishing company employees not wanting to work with her, Mixer's racist culture and sudden demise, Twitch's history of not taking abuse reports seriously, the calls for a Twitch Blackout, Tina Fey call for 30 Rock's removal of blackface episodes, an FDA approved prescription video game, and TikTok Teens and K-Pop Stans living their best lives for all our futures.

  • Geek Herring & Chill: Happy Pride 2020!

    June 26th, 2020  |  44 mins 17 secs

    June 2020 has been a month! But, even though Pride was delayed a bit, for very obvious and very good reasons, we are celebrating now. So plug in your earphones and get ready to join the Pride Party!

  • Geek Interview: Plus Size Nerding it up with Nancy Basile!

    June 19th, 2020  |  57 mins 11 secs
    gamer girls, geek girls, nerd women, plus size nerd

    For years, being plus size and nerdy has been linked to being unpopular and super uncool. Not anymore, friends! We are joined by the Plus Size Nerd herself, the wonderful Nancy Basile, to talk about reclaiming these words and honouring her nerdity.

  • Geek Characters: Peach Please! Is Princess Peach an Inspiration or Irritation?

    June 12th, 2020  |  35 mins 13 secs
    geek characters, geek girls, mario, nintendo, peach, princess peach, super mario, video games

    Voted number 48 in a list of video game's hottest female characters, Princess Peach definitely evokes a LOT of feelings. Some good, some negative, and all definitely valid. We talk about what we actually think about Mario's leading lady and uncover the sordid truth of her identity.

  • Geek Girl in the News: #BlackLivesMatter

    June 5th, 2020  |  3 mins 43 secs
  • Geek Interview: Life as a Professional Feminist with Virginia Mendez from The Feminist Shop

    May 29th, 2020  |  43 mins 33 secs
    feminism, geek girls, interview, the feminist shop

    You've heard us fangirl about the website and what it stands for. Now, we're absolutely freaking JAZZED to welcome Virginia Mendez, co-founder of The Feminist Shop, onto Geek Herring to talk all things feminism and being a professional feminist!

  • Geek Girl Reviews Hannah Gadsby's Nanette - Stand-Up Comedy that hits DEEP

    May 22nd, 2020  |  37 mins 49 secs
    diversity, geek girl reviews, geek herring, hannah gadsby, lgbtq+, nanette, netflix, queer

    Whew. This week on Geek Girl Reviews, we checked out Hannah Gadsby's stand-up comedy Nanette on Netflix. Whaaaat an INCREDIBLE and freaking powerful stand-up. It's an emotional rollercoaster and honestly, towards the end the tears of laughter definitely turned to tears of compassion.

  • Geek Herring & Chill: Gettin' Cheesy With It

    May 15th, 2020  |  41 mins 17 secs
    #askdeepquestions, geek herring, geek herring & chill, live on twitch

    In this episode of Geek Herring & Chill, Monika and Amanda are getting all down with their vulnerable selves using a card game one of Amanda's clients gifted her! This is the first episode recorded LIVE on TWITCH! And it's DEEEEEP, friends.

  • Geek Interview: Diverse Art & Illustration with Siti

    May 8th, 2020  |  33 mins 40 secs
    artist, body positive, bopos, comic artist, diversity, geek culture, geekdom, illustration, interview, representation

    Art is totally subjective, but we're sure you agree - when there's a diverse range of bodies depicted in illustration, it's better for everyone! Creating and sharing body positive and diverse art is what our guest, Siti, does and we have to say... it's amazing.

  • Geek Girl in the News: Cyberpunk 2077 championing Sex Workers Rights, Ezra Miller did WHAT?, & latest celeb crush Olivia Munn

    May 1st, 2020  |  34 mins 55 secs

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from April 2020 covers the latest film release to get delayed, Ezra Miller literally choking out a fan, our newest celeb to stan, Olivia Munn, Land O' Lakes changing their problematic logo (yay!), beloved author Jacqueline Wilson coming out, Cyberpunk 2077 is the game we love to love for yet ANOTHER reason, and, of course, it wouldn't be a Geek Girl in the News without some adorable Animal Crossing news.

  • Geeking Out About Animal Crossing: The CUTEST game you've played in years

    April 24th, 2020  |  59 mins 47 secs
    acnh, animal crossing, animal crossing new horizons, gamer, geeking out, nintendo, nintendo switch, switch, video games

    If you're living, breathing, and dreaming all things Animal Crossing - you are NOT alone. We're all in this together. Playing with breakfast, sneaking in some island clean-up at lunchtime, and, obviously, crossing our fingers for tarantula island before bed. We've brought our resident Animal Crossing expert, Birte Kahrs, on to give us the low-down on how this game works and why we're all addicted to it.