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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

  • Geek Girl in the News: December 2018

    January 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    critical geek culture, feminist, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek herring, geeks, intersectional, intersectional feminism, neil degrasse tyson, sexual misconduct, women in sport

    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 Decebber 2018 covers famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sexual misconduct accusations, Bethesda’s firm stance on homophobic assaults, gender neutral cocktails, women in sports and more!

  • Geek Interviews: Cosplay, Conventions, Community, and Gender with Anna

    December 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins
    body positivity, cosplay, final fantasy, geek, geek culture, geek girl, geek herring, gender

    Cosplay, or costume play, is more than just dressing up as your favourite character for Halloween. The dedication cosplay artists put into their costume goes above and beyond anything you could imagine to get every details of their character’s costume right. From sewing custom outfits to melting bits of foam together to create those extra large fantasy swords, there’s no better way to describe it than dedication, passion, and talent. Today’s guest, Anna, has been cosplaying for over a decade and has some pretty impressive titles under her belt!

  • Geek Christmas: Controversy, Hallmark, and the Perfect Geeky Girl Gifts

    December 21st, 2018  |  51 mins 24 secs
    geek christmas, geek herring, geek holidays, geeks

    Happy holidays from Geek Herring! Monika and Amanda are talking all things Christmas. From the latest controversies attacking historical holiday favourites, to Amanda's obsession with Hallmark Christmas movies, and gifts the geeky girls in your life will love.

  • Geek Influences: 90s TV Shows

    December 14th, 2018  |  44 mins 56 secs
    90s tv shows, buffy the vampire slayer, captain planet, cops, critical geek culture, geek girls on television

    TV is an important part of Geek Culture and can be the foundation for many geek girls out there. Amanda and Monika definitely have their fair share to say about TV Shows in the 90s - the start of a golden era for strong female characters on television.

  • Geek Girl in the News: November 2018 Edition

    December 7th, 2018  |  47 mins 2 secs
    critical geek culture, ellen pompeo, emma roberts, female representation, gabrielle union, geek girls in the news, geeks, gina rodriguez, grey's anatomy, jessica o. matthews, uncharted power, women in television

    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 November 2018 covers America's midterm election, Facebook and females working in games, Women in Antarctica, Science and sexual harassment, Female actresses talk money and more!

  • Geek Interviews: Video Game Music Composer Karina Pardus

    November 30th, 2018  |  1 hr 27 mins
    critical geek culture, geek culture, geek girl, interview, video games

    The soundtracks that bring our video games to life are mindblowingly awesome and can be completely life-changing to listen to. Would it surprise you to learn that almost 90% of game music is written by men? Women, like today’s guest Karina Pardus from Coy Compositions, are challenging gender inequality in music composition.

  • Geek Discussion: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Cast Them

    November 23rd, 2018  |  31 mins 37 secs
    fantastic beasts, geek girl, geek herring, geeks, harry potter

    With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald being released to the Potterheads of the world, we take the opportunity and talk about the involvement of Johnny Depp in this addition to the Wizarding World cinematic experience.

  • Geek Girl Community: Support, Sisterhood, and Friendship

    November 16th, 2018  |  32 mins 15 secs
    critical geek culture, female representation, feminism, geek girl, geek girl community, intersectional feminism, sisterhood

    There are few things like the Geek Girl Community. It can be one of the most supportive environments to be in online, whether you're connecting through forums, in game, social media, or in person. This episode is dedicated to our lost geek girl sister, Cheryl Baker-Carre. Your fellow geek girls are thinking of you and your family <3

  • Geek Girl in the News: October 2018 Edition

    November 9th, 2018  |  41 mins 2 secs
    critical geek culture, female representation, geek girls in the news, geeks, intersectional feminism

    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 October 2018 covers Doctor Who, Superheroes, Scientists, GirlCons and more!

  • Geek Characters: Glorious Ladies of Warcraft

    November 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 20 mins
    critical geek culture, fandom, geek, geek characters, geek stereotypes, geeks, world of warcraft

    World of Warcraft has always been ahead of the curve, but latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth, has seen an explosion of strong female characters. Jaina, Sylvanas, Azshara, and Talanji all vie for the top spot in our hearts while side characters give us the girl power vibes we love.

    This week on Geek Herring, we’re joined by Sil from Whispers of War to talk all about the Glorious Ladies of Warcraft.

  • Geek Girl Stereotypes: How the World Sees Us

    October 26th, 2018  |  41 mins 35 secs
    critical geek culture, geek stereotypes, geeks, intersectional feminism

    Geek Herring talk all things geek girl stereotype. We explore Google searches, discuss what geek girls look like from the outside, and how geek girls fit into the geek world at large.

  • Geek Characters: Badass Witches of Harry Potter

    October 18th, 2018  |  57 mins 25 secs
    geek girl, geek herring, geeks, harry potter, intersectional feminism, role models

    Geek Herring hosts talk about the witches of Harry Potter: the what, why, and how that makes them incredible

  • Geek Representation: NYCC and Beyond

    October 12th, 2018  |  30 mins 54 secs
    comic con, geek girl, geek herring, geeks, intersectional feminism, nycc

    Geek Herring talks about New York Comic Con, Intersectional Feminism, and marginalised groups across geek genres.

  • Meet the Geeks

    October 5th, 2018  |  23 mins 40 secs
    geek, geek culture, geek news, girl geek, intersectional feminism

    What's Geek Herring all about? Who are Monika and Amanda? Find out in Episode 0!