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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 Avengers: Endgame: Mental Health, Politics, + Representation

    May 3rd, 2019  |  56 mins 4 secs
    avengers, avengers endgame, captain marvel, endgame, films, geek girls, geeking out, marvel, marvelverse, mcu, movies

    Avengers: Endgame just might be the perfect ending to a decade long love affair with these Marvel characters. Not only these characters, but the actors portraying them, have grown in our hearts and lives. Who hasn't had a conversation with their friends of Iron Man vs Captain America, right!?

  • Geek Interview: Feminism and Gender with Dr. Sol Haring

    April 26th, 2019  |  46 mins 7 secs
    doing gender, feminism, feminism through humour, geek interviews, gender, gender studies, science, sol haring, solveig haring

    Feminism and Gender is something we discuss often at Geek Herring but this week we are lifting the bar and talk with Dr. Sol Haring - a scientist whose research fields include New Media, Ageing, and Gender - about different kinds of definitions of the two, how to make feminism fun again, and how to be more aware with our language to include everyone on the gender spectrum.

  • Geeking Out About Unicorn Store: Embrace Your Weird

    April 19th, 2019  |  52 mins 36 secs
    brie larson, female directors, female film, geek feminism, geek feminist, geek girls, geek podcast, geeking out, intersectional feminism, intersectionality, unicorn store, women in film

    Unicorn Store is Brie Larson's directorial debut! It's a bright, colourful, and totally extra coming of age film tackling some pretty tough issues. Learning to love yourself and those around you for who they are, even if you come with extra glitter and rainbows, and embracing your weird ass self, even when it feels like the whole world's against you.

  • Geek Girl Reviews: The Mask You Live In (Exploring Toxic Masculinity)

    April 12th, 2019  |  48 mins 22 secs
    documentary, feminism, geek feminism, geek feminist, geek girls, geek herring, geek podcast, geeks, intersectional feminism, masculinity, review, the mask you live in, toxic masculinity

    While we're a geek feminist podcast, it's so important to understand why toxic masculinity exists. Though not the norm for most men, toxic masculinity is so hate filled and violent that it breeds and seeps its way through society and culture as a whole. But why does it happen?

  • Geek Milestone: Celebrating 25 Episodes of Geek Feminism

    April 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 secs
    25 episodes, celebrate, geek, geek feminism, geek girls, geek herring, geek podcast, geeks

    Our critical geek culture podcast is officially 6 months old! Thank you so much for joining us for the last 25 episodes. We're celebrating what it means to be a geek feminist and what avenues hosting Geek Herring has opened up for us.

  • Geek Girl in the News: Women's History Month, All Female Space Walk, NBA 2k!

    March 29th, 2019  |  34 mins 3 secs
    geek feminism, geek girl in the news, geek girl news, geek podcast, geeks, geeky news, intersectional feminism, intersectionality, monthly news, news, spacewalk, women in astro

    The latest and greatest geek girl news in March 2019 covers the Women’s History Month, NBA 2k draft picks, history’s first all female spacewalk (however since recording, has been cancelled due to incorrect space suit size!), Brie Larson’s directorial debut, and Final Fantasy XIV race confirmations!

  • Geeking Out About Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, Feminist

    March 22nd, 2019  |  54 mins 41 secs
    brie larson, captain marvel, feminist, friendship, geek girl community, geek girls, intersectional feminist, marvel, movies

    You already know that Captain Marvel is the first female Marvel superhero to have a movie made about her, but do you know just how incredible the film has been for women in the industry? Geek Herring breaks it down for you, celebrating an almost exclusively female crew, exploring the strong friendships the franchise is built on, and even giving you a bit of a Captain Marvel history lesson.

  • Geek Discussion: Rape, Steam, & Responsibility

    March 15th, 2019  |  51 mins 12 secs

    Geek Herring tackles a tough issue this week, looking at a new video game called Rape Day. Yep, you heard that right - someone has created a game with the sole purpose of rape… and zombies. Because zombies are always fun, right? Trigger warning: We do talk quite in depth about rape, rape statistics, and murder - if this is likely to cause you distress, please don’t listen and join us again next week <3

  • Geeking Out About Robin Hobb: Fantasy That Represents - LGBTQ+, Gender Roles, Classism, + More

    March 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 22 mins
    book review, books, fantasy, fantasy books, fitz and the fool, geek girl reviews, geeks, gender bending, gender roles, high fantasy, lgbtq

    Get your high fantasy on with Geek Herring as we talk all about our love and respect for Robin Hobb and her 16 book epic, The Realm of the Elderlings. The reasons we truly adore these books might surprise you: they’re full of gender bending characters, moral decisions, LGBTQ+ themes, and challenging stereotypes. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the books yet - the first 45 minutes of this saga of an episode are completely SPOILER FREE.

  • Geek Girl in the News: Captain Marvel, The Oscars, Cure for HPV!

    March 1st, 2019  |  39 mins 57 secs
    brie larson, captain marvel, feminism, gamers, geek feminism, geek girls, geeks, intersectional feminism, intersectionality, streaming, tech, trolls, twitch, women in tech

    The latest and greatest geek girl news in February 2019 covers the Oscars, Twitch etiquette, awesome female scientists curing disease, how to make your tech team more intersectional, strong ass viking women, and Captain Marvel!

  • Geek Discussion: All Those Video Game Boobs

    February 22nd, 2019  |  41 mins 7 secs
    critical discourse, geek discussion, geek feminism, video game representation

    It’s all about the boobs, friends! Whether you love it or loathe it, from Lara Croft to Chun Li, Calamity to Bayonetta, Dead Island to Fortnite, and all those in between, video game characters with outrageously large, bouncy boobs are almost a staple component. Why is that?!

  • Geek Characters: Final Fantasy Reveals Playable Viera Race

    February 8th, 2019  |  28 mins 3 secs
    critical discussion, discourse, feminist, ffxiv, final fantasy, geeks

    Final Fantasy XIV is an MMO that has taken the manga world by storm. While the franchise has been around almost as long as video games have, the online realm has growing fanbase -- and for good reason! Their latest addition of the Viera race has us raising our eyebrows, however.

  • Geek Girl in the News: January 2019

    February 1st, 2019  |  54 mins 26 secs
    geek culture, geek girl in the news, geek girls, geeks, january 2019

    Geek Girl in the News looks at the awesome or not so awesome news that will make you go either: "YAY" or "OMG I can't believe that." The latest and greatest news in January 2019 covers Overwatch gender scandals, that Gillette commercial, studies about brainy tasks and gender, Indian female empowerment, sex toys, Mortal Kombat, and Ghostbusters!

  • Geek Girl Reviews: The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs

    January 25th, 2019  |  51 mins 25 secs
    conventions, cosplay, critical geek culture, fangirls, female representation, geek girl reviews, geeks, potterheads, sam maggs, the fangirl's guide to the galaxy, whovians

    In the new format: Geek Girl Reviews we are talking about "The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy" written by Sam Maggs. As an introductory guide, the book helps geek girls and those who one to be one, to find their kind, identify other's like them, how to conquer conventions and much more. Tune in to hear what the hosts Amanda and Monika have to say about it.

  • Geek Girl Rant: Gendered Clothes & Geeky Merch

    January 18th, 2019  |  36 mins 52 secs
    critical geek culture, geek culture, geek discourse, geek girls, geek herring, geeks

    Geek girls - how often have you tried to buy clothes of your favourite geeky things only to find that they don't exist for you -- or the little girls in your life? Gendered and preferential clothing has affected all of us female identifying geeks at one point or another. And while things are looking up for us (hello Her Universe) what about for the little geeks in our lives?

  • Geeking Out: Looking Forward Into 2019

    January 11th, 2019  |  34 mins 17 secs
    critical geek culture, female representation, geek girls, geeks, geeky movies, geeky series, marvel, videogames

    What’s going on in the Geek world in 2019? Amanda and Monika get all excited about the movies, series, and general awesomeness (often lead by amazing females) that are going to hit us this year. Tune in if you want to be as excited as the hosts, and get some valuable tips on upping your geek girl feminism game as well.