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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 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.

  • Geeking Out About Game of Thrones

    May 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 25 mins
    feminism, game of thrones, geek girls, geeking out, got, intersectional feminism, jon snow, season 8
  • Geek Discussion: Women in Game Development with Three Extra Lives

    May 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    female game developer, game dev, game development, geek, geek girl, three extra lives, trivia, video game industry, video game trivia, video games, warcraft, women in game development

    Female game developers are an important part of the game industry! Women have an active and substantial role in not just indie games, but AAA titles as well, including some extremely well-known games. We're joined by Thom Knight from Three Extra Lives to take in some trivia before chatting about women in game dev.

  • Geek Girl in the News: Space Trolls, Skyrim Granny, + Blizzard Employee Tracking

    May 10th, 2019  |  43 mins 49 secs
    black hole, blizzard, female scientist, game dev, geek girl, geek girl in the news, katie bouman, skyrim, space, tomb raider, warcraft, women in science

    The latest and greatest geek girl news from April 2019 covers the next Tomb Raider installment, black hole scientist, Katie Bouman, vs internet trolls, Blizzard's employee pregnancy tracking, Game's Industries top 100 most influential women in game dev, Chicago's first black, lesbian mayor, and Shirley Curry (aka Skyrim Granny) getting immortalised in Elder Scrolls VI.

  • 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