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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: Coming Out, Pride, and Identity

6/11/2021
HAPPY PRIDE! We are so excited to celebrate Pride this month, not only because it's fucking PRIDE, it's also Moni's first pride as an out and proud asexual person! Welcome to the queer club, Moni! In this episode, we're talking alllll about Moni's coming out story and how she's perceived herself for all of her life. It's really fascinating to hear this from someone who realised their identity at 36 years of age. Congratulations, Moni, on figuring your shit out! We also talk about appearances...

Duration:01:05:45

Geek Girl in the News: May 2021

6/4/2021
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 May 2021 covers Gen Z being badass, celebrity struggles with mental health, snowflake gamers and the male gaze, an update on the Rosario Dawson anti-trans lawsuit, and some good news from Twitch! We start by celebrating the incredibly talented Madisen Cordell who won an Amazon scholorship to pursue computer...

Duration:02:58:49

Geeking Out About Self Care

5/28/2021
Self care. It's a hot topic right now, and not without good reason. It's an essential practice for our health - but as geeks, what's best for us? Let's face it. All those Insta posts about self care being baths, yoga, and meditation are bullshit. Like okay, Karen, if that's you, you do you. But that's not all self care is. Self care is any activity that lets your body and, maybe more importantly, your mind relax. This week, we're talking about the self care practices that we, as geeks,...

Duration:01:14:14

Geek Girl Reviews Surviving R. Kelly: What a Piece of Sh*t

5/21/2021
Surviving R. Kelly is a documentary about the literal decades of abuse from the rapper - and the total lack of prosecution. This is our review of the 6-part documentary of horrors. Content Warning: This entire episode deals with sensitive topics. Sexual assault, abuse, pedophilia, child pornography, pornography, and more. Please protect yourselves, listeners. If these topics are too heavy for you right now, please check out another episode of Geek Herring After watching Surviving R. Kelly,...

Duration:02:36:39

Geeking Out About The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Your Current Most Important Watch

5/14/2021
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is one of the most iconic and important watches of our modern times. Let's talk about why! ** THIS EPISODE IS FULL OF SPOILERS OF THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER SEASON 1 ** Please enjoy Amanda's super awesome and very incoherent explanation and summary of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. We don't want to put toooo too much in these shownotes, because spoilers, but to sum up: Defund the police. Support mental health, PTSD, and military vets. Black Lives...

Duration:01:37:23

Geek Girl in the News: eSports Gyms, NFTs, and Marvel Excitement

5/7/2021
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 April 2021 covers the EFL's first female referee, Japan's first ever eSports gym, NFTs and the Disaster Girl meme, Sony's partnership with Discord, Disney+ announcement of Ironheart, Marvel's Phase 5 trailer drop (omg!), Ryan Reynolds demanding a bisexual Deadpool, and the revealed identity of Ratchet & Clank's femme...

Duration:02:59:02

Geek Herring & Chill: Getting Supes Vulnerable with More Deep Questions

4/30/2021
We're getting chilled out and intimate with round TWO of asking deep questions. We always love these episodes because we get to know each other even better than we already do. We had a LOT of laughs, some himming and humming (LOOKING AT YOU, AMANDA!), and a few moments getting totes emosh, all while sharing our answers LIVE with our Twitch audience! Want to hear about the best gift Amanda ever got? What about her most embarrassing moment at school? Curious about what Moni's future TED Talk...

Duration:01:06:10

Geek Roundtable: Love in Every Form

4/23/2021
Love comes in so many different forms! We're joined by some wonderful Twitch streamers, mods, and Tweeters to talk about love outside the heteronormative experience. This episode is beautiful and emotional and we love it! About Our Guests Ariana is a polyamorous cis woman we know on Twitter (https://twitter.com/missarianaventi) Frazley is an asexual, aromantic transgender woman who streams on Twitch (https://twitch.tv/frazleys) Gemma is a polysexual, polyamorourus cis woman and is our...

Duration:04:31:31

Geek Girl Reviews It's a Sin: The Heartbreaking Reality of the AIDS Crisis

4/16/2021
The E4 drama It's a Sin is a wonderful and heartbreaking series following a group of gay men living through the height of the AIDS crisis in London. It's a hard watch, for sure, but it's one we think everyone should watch. It's NECESSARY to be aware about what happened to an entire group of people - almost mostly in secret. We went into this knowing it would be sad, but it broke us. WOW. What a show. ** Spoiler Warning ** This whole episode is FULL of spoilers. We talk about our own...

Duration:00:40:47

Geek Interview: Love Is... Finding Yourself with Lizzie

4/9/2021
It doesn't matter how old you are or what your situation is, you're never too old to find yourself. We're delighted to be joined by Twitch streamer, Lizzie, to talk about coming out in her 30s. Amanda also shares her perspective of coming out in the mid 00's. About Our Guest Lizzie is an incredible Twitch streamer, cross-stitcher, and member of our community. We love her so much! It was only a couple of weeks before this episode was recorded that Lizzie came out as "not straight." We thought...

Duration:02:37:11

Geek Girl in the News: Montero & Lil Nas X, Sarah Everard, and Trans Rights

4/2/2021
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 March 2021 covers the kidnapping and murder of Sarah Everard, Police Brutality, the Vatican's archaic stance on same-sex marriage, Lil Nas X and his new music video, Montero, the NCAA's ridiculous weight rooms, Peer2Peer.Live - thanks Trans Lifeline!!, SonicFox repping Trans Rights at eSports tournament, Sesame...

Duration:01:18:44

Geek Discussion: Our Break-Up with the Wizarding World

3/26/2021
In one of our most emotional episodes to date, we talk about why we can no longer support the Harry Potter franchise because of JK Rowling's hateful transphobic agenda. This is our explanation and our break-up. This episode is emotional, heartfelt, and raw. We cry, we rant, we talk about why it's more important to support and love our trans friends and trans rights than to continue pouring love into a franchise that doesn't love everyone. It's no longer a safe haven. It's no longer a place...

Duration:02:45:12

Geek Interview: Loving the Skin You're In with Frank the Pegasus

3/19/2021
Loving the skin you're in doesn't always come easy. Sometimes it comes with daily affirmations, doing things for yourself, and accepting that somedays, body neutrality is the place you'll be in that day. FrankthePegasus joins us for this intimate, inspiring, and hilarious episode about body positivity. About Frank the Pegasus Frank the Pegasus is a full-time content creator on Twitch and YouTube. She focuses on on sex positivity, body acceptance, and mental health advocacy! She's been...

Duration:01:38:53

Geek Girl Reviews WandaVision: A Story About Grief

3/12/2021
What is grief if not love preserving? ** THIS EPISODE IS FULL OF SPOILERS OF WANDAVISION SEASON 1 ** WandaVision is a heartbreaking story following Wanda's experience with grief. We see throughout the season glimpses into her life and just how much trauma this one woman has endured. It's a lot. It's sad. And, we dunno about you, but we feel more connected to Wanda and Vision than ever, ever before. We talk about those first three episodes - you know, those 1950s/60s/70s style ones, based on...

Duration:03:21:34

Geek Girl in the News: Sexual Abuse & Racism in the Entertainment Industry - Marilyn Manson, Joss Whedon, World of Warcraft, & the Golden Globes

3/5/2021
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 February 2021 covers the abuse allegations gainst Marilyn Manson and Joss Whedon, racism in the World of Warcraft raiding community, a complete lack of diversity - STILL - in Hollywood's Golden Globes, Gina Carano being held accountable for her actions and dropped from Disney, Lucasfilm, and her Publicist, The Last of...

Duration:00:57:22

Geek Girl Reviews The Queen's Gambit

2/26/2021
The Queen's Gambit took Netflix by storm when it released in late 2020. Finally, something to distract us from the shitshow that was the worst year ever! It was smart, sassy, addictive, and made chess cool again. Like, did you know that chess sales rose significantly because of how popular The Queen's Gambit was? Both of us absolutely loved this show. We thought the characters were perfect - and perfectly cast - and that the plot was intriguing and definitely captivating. We actually thought...

Duration:03:21:30

Geek Girl Reviews: Wonder Woman 1984.... Because -Someone- Has To

2/19/2021
Like most geeks around the world, we were uber hyped for Wonder Woman 1984 to FINALLY come out. But now that it's out and we've wasted our time watching it... we wish it had stayed unreleased forever. How can one film make you feel so disappointed!? Here's your spoiler warning: Basically spoilers throughout this entire episode which is really just one big long rant. Because how can you talk about one of, if not the WORST, superhero movies ever made without hitting into spoiler territory for...

Duration:01:06:51

Geek Interview: Gender Identity and Fluidity with Frazley and Sascz of Translucidity

2/12/2021
This episode is so personal and emotional with both Sascz and Frazley sharing their experiences in transitioning away from their assigned genders at birth. It hasn't been an easy journey with both our guests talking of the emotional and hurtful experiences they've both had. About Translucidity Frazley and Sascz started the podcast Translucidity to talk about all their experiences as transgender people. The podcast is for everyone to learn more about trans issues affecting them and the larger...

Duration:01:16:04

Geek Girl in the News: Kamala Harris & Joe Biden Leading the Charge, GameStop Shares, and Lady Dimitrescu

2/5/2021
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 January 2020 covers the United States Presidential election (hellooooo policy reform and KAMALA HARRIS!), the wild ride that GameStop and Reddit shares have been, Activision Blizzard's diversity hiring policy, and Resident Evil's latest BABE of a vamp! We spend entirely too much time in this week's episode talking...

Duration:04:16:35

Geek Interview: Changing the Tabletop Games Narrative with Kate Bullock

1/29/2021
Tabletop RPGs are historically the territory of cis, white men, full of the types of issues that cause concern to many groups of people. That's why it's time to change the narrative surrounding these games, making them a more welcoming, acceptable, and inclusive environment. We're joined by community and convention organisaer, Kate Bullock, who talks about how she's creating safer spaces within the TTRPG community. About Kate Bullock Kate Bullock is a community and convention organizer with...

Duration:03:10:34