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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 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.

  • Geek Girl in the News: Gender discrimination in game development, FFVII, & female representation in video games

    July 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    equal pay act, ffvii, final fantasy, game development, geek, geek girl, geek girl in the news, geek girls, gender discrimination, riot games, tifa, video games, women in tech

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from June 2019 covers gender discrimination in game development, FFVII Tifa's chest restriction, E3's sad state of female representation, girls wanting to avoid the "geek" label, and the Amazon/Netflix OTP.

  • Geek Herring Reviews You're Never Weird on the Internet... Almost by Felicia Day

    June 28th, 2019  |  48 mins 25 secs
    buffy, conventions, cosplay, critical geek culture, fangirls, felicia day, female representation, gamergate, geek girl reviews, geek queen, geeks, potterheads, queen of the geeks, supernatural, whovians, world of warcraft, you're never weird on the internet

    Love her or hate her, Felicia Day is, without question, Queen of the Geeks! This week on Geek Herring, we're talking about her hilarious and insightful, yet neurotic, autobiography, You're Never Weird on the Internet... Almost. Listen in to find out whether or not hosts Monika and Amanda enjoyed it!

  • Geeking Out About Anime and Manga with Jannie & Nat

    June 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    anime, comiccon, convention, cosplay, dragon ball z, final fantasy, geek, geek culture, geek girl, geek herring, gender and cosplay, japanese culture, manga, sailor moon

    Calling all our anime and manga lovers.... this episode is for YOU! We're joined by our guest experts, Jannie and Nat, who are sharing their views and thoughts after spending much of their lives involved with this community.

  • Geek Discussion: Rising Representation and Diversity in Video Games

    June 14th, 2019  |  37 mins 37 secs
    big boobs, boob representation, e3, e32019, gamer, gamer girl, geek feminism, geek girls, hearthstone, jaina, jaina proudmore, lara croft, representation, tomb raider, video game boobs, video game representation, video games, wow

    Representation matters. In careers, media, and now, more than ever, video games! 2019 has been bringing us a whole amazing host of different character types: LGBTQ+, race, ability, size, and more!

  • Geek Girl in the News: Gillette's transgender ad, an end to child marriage, and Georgia's abortion bill

    June 7th, 2019  |  58 mins 36 secs
    artificial intelligence, batman, change.org, chelsea, football, geek girl news, gillette, hearthstone, hearthstone grandmasters, nigeria, pathra, robert pattinson, transgender

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from May 2019 covers Gillette's newest ad featuring a father and his transgender son, Nigerian geek girls fighting for an end to child marriage, Netflix taking a stand against Georgia's new abortion bill, R Patz officially becoming Batman, football, Hearthstone Grandmasters, and more!

  • Geek Herring & Chill: Upcoming Excitement, Host Updates, & Mental Health

    May 31st, 2019  |  40 mins 3 secs
    avengers, chill, endgame, game of thrones, gaming, geek girls, geek herring, geek herring and chill, mental health

    Sometimes you need to just sit back, relax, and shoot the breeze. So rather than stick to one episode topic, we decided to go free and talk about anything and everything that comes to mind in the geeky world. From the upcoming pop culture we're looking forward to, to what we've been up to, to mental health and gaming - time to grab a cuppa and join this friendly conversation.