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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.

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.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@geekherring

Language:

English


Episodes

Geek Discussion: Our Bodies and Radical Self-Love with Gemma

1/22/2021
The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee-Taylor is one of the best books we've ever read about body positivity. We're sharing our first discussion, coinciding with chapter one of the book, that was recorded live on Twitch - and not originally intended to be a podcast episode, so please note the sound quality is not 100% up to our usual standard. Opening up about our own experiences with our bodies was like going to group therapy with your best friends. Being joined by our community friend...

Duration:02:20:29

Geek Discussion: Imposter Syndrome in the Age of Experts

1/15/2021
Imposter syndrome sucks. But, honestly, most of us have or have had it at one point or another. Not sure what imposter syndrome is? #1 lucky you! #2: Imposter syndrome is essentially the feeling that you don't know enough/aren't good enough/aren't -insert whatever here- enough to be doing what you're doing. And it's so, so real. What we discovered through recording this episode is that it's usually the people who don't need to feel like imposters who suffer from this. The overly confident...

Duration:01:08:17

Geek Girl in the News: We are SO Over Body Shaming, Star-Lord #ConfirmedBisexual, & Aliens Exist!?,

1/8/2021
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 geek girl news from December 2020 covers the sad passing of the OG Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, the very fact that ALIENS (yep, real life aliens) might exist and the Galactic Federation is an actual, honest to goodness thing, Star-Lord being #ConfirmedCanonBisexual, the many painful fuck-ups with Cyberpunk 2077, Hearthstone's latest...

Duration:00:40:24

Geek Discussion: Fit is a Feminist Issue with Geek Girl Strong, Robyn Warren

1/1/2021
Loving the skin you're in is SO important! We strong believe this, which is why we've made it our topic for January 2021. We're joined by Robyn Warren, founder of Geek Girl Strong, to talk about the intersection of fitness, geek culture, and intersectional feminism. This is such an important conversation and one that we ALL need to hear!! About Robyn Warren Robyn Warren is a geek, feminist, Physical/Health Educator (B.S./M.S. Ed), NY State certified teacher, Accredited Xpert Pole Instructor,...

Duration:03:21:51

Geek Herring & Chill: Merry Ho Ho Ho from Us to YOU!

12/25/2020
It's the most wonderful time of the year! ...So they say. We're celebrating our LAST episode of the dumpster fire that is 2020 in style by talking about our favourite Christmas movies, one you should absolutely avoid, our own Christmas traditions of years gone past, and how this year, life looks a LOT different. We also talk about how much we (okay, mostly Amanda) loves Jack Black. Because it's a whole fucking lot. And, we have a very, very special guest: Mrs Claus! She graced us with her...

Duration:02:22:11

Geek Discussion: Real talk! Our Girl Geek Highs and Lows 2020 and Before

12/18/2020
2020 was a weird AF year, friends. Simultaneously the longest year of our lives but also it went past in the blink of an eye. This isn't really a recap episode though, but we ARE talking about the highs and lows we've experienced as geek girls. Amongst the highest of the highs, Amanda talks about her Harry Potter experience at the midnight release of HP 6 in Edinburgh. So many bittersweet memories of that night... that's unfortunately now a bit tainted by everything that's happened within...

Duration:02:30:22

Geek Interview: Creating Feminist Characters with Game Developers Genese Davis and Seb Le Touze

12/11/2020
Ary and the Secret of Seasons is a video game about a young girl on a quest to save her land from the Evil Mage. And we're joined by her Lead Writer, Genese Davis, and Game Director, Seb Le Touze, to talk about how they created such a compelling game and character who is, without a doubt, a feminist role model. About Genese Davis and Seb Le Touze Genese Davis is the lead writer of Ary and the Secret of Seasons. She's an American novelist, online host, and video game creator, best known as...

Duration:01:24:03

Geek Girl in the News: We're in love with Elliot Page and Chris Evans... just a little bit!

12/4/2020
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 geek girl news from November 2020 covers Black Panther updates, David Prowse (RIP), Rosario Dawson, Charmed Trans cast, Elliot Page, and why we're all just that little bit in love with Chris Evans. Honestly, on the geek girl news front, November wasn't too bad! In fact, dare we say, it was actually kinda good!? What a relief consider...

Duration:00:40:45

Geek Discussion: Why Geek Community Matters

11/27/2020
The geek community that surrounds us is one of the best communities we've both EVER known, and we've had our fair share of incredible geeky loves over the years! This episode is dedicated to YOU. Just in time for American Thanksgiving, we are grateful for you, Geek Herringtons, and love you all so, so much. In this episode, recorded back in July 2020, we talk about the importance of community, especially the geeky communities and the LGBTQIA+ communities we hold so dear to our hearts. We...

Duration:00:40:05

Geeking Out About DC: New Trailers, Wonder Woman, & More!

11/20/2020
In this episode, we geek right out about all the new films coming out from DC! As you know, Amanda is MEH about DC, but even she's excited about some of these films. Right? We're as surprised as you are! Robert Pattinson as Batman still a top tier movie we're hyped about. Same with Wonder Woman! Just because it was supposed to come out in June doesn't mean we can't still absolutely freak out about how fab it looks! Amanda's even committing to watching ALL the DC films. So come on, give her...

Duration:00:43:06

Geek Interview: Tech Talk for Women with Ellie McBride

11/13/2020
New tech got you nervous? We've brought in our pal Ellie McBride to talk about how she helps women bridge the gap between their fear and succeeding in all the amazing tech advancements they can embrace! About Ellie McBride Ellie McBride is an American expat living in Northern Ireland since 2017. After moving across the world to be with her Northern Irish husband, she struggled to find the flexibility to spend much time back at her other home in Oregon to see her friends and family. In this...

Duration:01:04:40

Geek Girl in the News: US Election Anxiety; AOC + Among Us = Love; & Barbie, the Role Model

11/6/2020
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 geek girl news from October 2020 covers the US Election (that we hopefully have results of by now!), AOC streaming Among Us, the Nobel Chemistry Prize, 2020's Gender Breakdown in Games, 1UP, Batwoman, Uncharted, Marvel, and Barbie being a damn role model! October was a wild month. With the US Presidential election being a looming...

Duration:01:32:11

Geek Herring Reviews Enola F*cking Holmes!

10/30/2020
Okay, but can we talk about Enola Holmes!? Of course we can, it's Geek Herring! And this week, we are geeking the FUCK out of Enola Fucking Holmes. This film is EVERYTHING. (Okay, everything but super historically accurate but sure that's okay!) First things first - Enola Holmes has an all-star cast going for it. Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sam Claflin - yes, please! Talent exudes here. Then we have Enola Holmes. Unconventional, badass, confident, intriguing,...

Duration:00:32:54

Geek Herring & Chill: Holy Forking Shirt! We're 100 Years Old!

10/23/2020
Amanda lost these notes after writing them, so this rewrite is definitely not going to be as good - but holy shitballs, y'all! We're 100 episodes deep! If you'd have told us 100 episodes ago that we'd still be here, creating geek feminist content week upon week, 100 episodes later, we would not have believed you. Yet, here we are! 100 episodes deep, a growing Twitch channel, new book club, incredible Discord community, monthly challenges, and MORE. Woah. You know what this really means? That...

Duration:02:47:59

Geek Interview: Being Black and Nerdy with Justin Williams

10/16/2020
Justin Williams from Super Tangent podcast joins us to get into the nitty gritty of being Black, being nerdy, living in Alaska, and raising a biracial daughter in a racist society. We talk all things politics, pop culture, and the all-important intersection of the two. About Justin Williams Justin Williams is the host of Super Tangent podcast, a podcast about politics and nerd culture, freelance audio engineer, and dad to the cutest daughter in the world (and she's named Diana - after our...

Duration:01:03:56

Geek Herring & Chill: Our Video Game History & the Evolution of Geek Herring Gaming

10/9/2020
Ever wondered what video games made us who we are? Well, your curiosity is hereby sated! In this episode, we're deep-diving into our gaming past, present, and future! We start back in our early 90s humble Nintendo and Super Nintendo days. These consoles and games, especially Mario (obviously) and Donkey Kong. These games absolutely SHAPED us. This episode is really just a wonderful reminiscent one that reminds us of all the good times and all the damn comfort we get from playing our...

Duration:01:10:16

Geek Girl in the News: Ruth Bader Ginsburg - May Her Memory Be a Revolution

10/2/2020
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 geek girl news from September 2020 covers the sad passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump's awful nomination to the Supreme Court, the NFL making HERstory, Mike Morhaime's new company: Dreamhaven, WandaVision, American Girl's latest doll, and saying so long to the Nintendo 3DS. While Monika's off celebrating 10 years with her...

Duration:01:22:07

Geek Girl Reviews Mulan: The Good, The Bad, The Controversy

9/25/2020
Disney's live action Mulan is out! And oh wow has it caused a controversy. We took one for the team, gave it a complete watch, and come armed and ready to discuss it all: the good, the bad, and the terrible. Unless you've been living under a rock (or off Twitter, kind of the same thing), you'll know that when Mulan was first announced - just about this time last year - there was a lot of controversy! It was announced just about the same time as the Hong Kong protests we covered in episode...

Duration:00:41:06

Geek Interview: Redefining Genres with New York Times Bestselling Author Madeleine Roux

9/18/2020
Serial killers and murder clowns? Nah. The real fear is sexual assault and living with trauma. We're joined by New York Times bestselling novelist, Madeleine Roux, who's redefining the horror genre one fear at a time. About Madeleine Roux Madeleine Roux is the New York Times Bestselling author of the ASYLUM series. She received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Madeleine completed an Honors Term at Beloit College, proposing, writing,...

Duration:01:01:42

Geek Discussion: Naked on the [Twitch] Set!

9/11/2020
To clothe or not to clothe, that is the question. There's been such a conversation lately about whether some female streamers are only gaining popularity because of the amount of clothes they're wearing or not. In this episode, we attempt to answer the question and give our personal views! First... we sent out a request the day we recorded this episode on Twitter that just said: SEND NUDES. Guess what? We didn't get ONE NUDE DMd to us. How rude! (But also, THANKS FOR NOT SHOWING US YOUR...

Duration:01:08:28