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Strong Female Characters

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Strong Female Characters examines our favorite female characters & storylines in genre and draws parallels to their real life counterparts & current events. Cher & Preeti welcome a different guest each week to explore oft used tropes, representation in media, and the surprising & sometimes humorous ways in which pop culture & science fiction can influence our daily lives.

Strong Female Characters examines our favorite female characters & storylines in genre and draws parallels to their real life counterparts & current events. Cher & Preeti welcome a different guest each week to explore oft used tropes, representation in media, and the surprising & sometimes humorous ways in which pop culture & science fiction can influence our daily lives.
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Strong Female Characters examines our favorite female characters & storylines in genre and draws parallels to their real life counterparts & current events. Cher & Preeti welcome a different guest each week to explore oft used tropes, representation in media, and the surprising & sometimes humorous ways in which pop culture & science fiction can influence our daily lives.

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Episodes

"You can't mess with people when they're united"

12/4/2018
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This week on Strong Female Characters, we're sitting down with Sana Amanat and Judy Stephens of the Women of Marvel podcast to discuss all things Marvel, creating your own space in a male dominated industry, and being stronger than you think you are. Plus, Cher and Preeti discuss some of the latest headlines, including the Handmaid's Tale sequel, a live-action Cowboy Bebop, and some very specific questions we have about Captain America.

Duration:01:36:17

"Always team aliens."

11/13/2018
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This week on Strong Female Characters, we're talking to the Boulet Brothers, who have made a name for themselves in the LA drag scene for their horror infused performance. They talk to us all about how they got started, what drag and horror mean to them -- and the similar space they share -- and how they've introduced some of their favorite horror films to their television show, Dragula. Plus, Cher and Preeti discuss the latest news, including a ballet that doesn't -- but definitely should...

Duration:00:59:46

"Satan is like Wu-Tang — for the children"

11/6/2018
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The Satanic Temple is suing Netflix, Disney wants a Bucky/Falcon buddy cop series, and a woman marries a ghost?! There's a lot going on this week and Cher and Preeti have so many questions, like how do you travel internationally when you're dead? And who are some of your favorite sexy ghosts? Plus, with Ralph Breaks the Internet on the horizon, author Marissa Meyer stopped by to talk about the proliferation of princesses, why we love them, and how they aren't so different from modern...

Duration:00:52:44

Elvira is more than a great pair of boobs.

10/30/2018
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Cher and Preeti talk about some of their favorite Halloween-themed Strong Female Characters, and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Elvria, Mistress of the Dark with the woman herself.

Duration:00:58:28

“Mind the cultural appropriation.”

10/23/2018
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Witches are having a moment right now, especially in popular culture. Between A Discovery of Witches, a brand new Charmed on The CW, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina coming to Netflix, and a surge in popularity for New Age ideas, the spellbinding sisterhood is everywhere. In this episode, we sit down with Zoraida Cordova, author of the Brooklyn Brujas series, to explore the feminist roots of these magical beliefs, and shed light on some lesser known traditions.

Duration:00:53:44

Live from NYCC

10/9/2018
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It’s our first ever LIVE SHOW recorded at The Greenroom 42 in New York City during this year's New York Comic Con. We’re kicking off Season Two of Strong Female Characters by debating some of the thirstiest moments of the last year. Cher and Preeti are joined on stage by Bim Adewunmi and Nicole Perkins of Buzzfeed’s Thirst Aid Kit to discuss everything from the bearded Chris Evans to the wonders of lighting Thor and give Keanu Reeves characters the FMK treatment.

Duration:01:16:41

Strong Female Characters is back 10/9!

9/17/2018
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Did you miss us as much as we missed you? Well, we're back & have some epic things in store for season 2.

Duration:00:00:32

Our thirst is real and never-ending.

5/30/2018
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Cher & Preeti talk about Solo and all of their very may thirsts in genre with Big Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins from Buzzfeed's Thirst Aid Kit.

Duration:00:56:06

Deadpool 2 needed more Terry Crews & less TJ Miller

5/22/2018
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Cher & Preeti have a few (seriously, a very few) thoughts about Deadpool 2 and some news about Strong Female Characters.

Duration:00:35:21

The future of Marvel's Phase 4 better be female

5/8/2018
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Cher & Preeti have a lot of feelings about Infinity War and the future of the MCU. Stephanie Williams, formerly of Misty Knight's Uninformed Afro, guests.

Duration:01:07:33

May the 4th Be With You!

5/4/2018
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It's Star Wars Day! Cher, Preeti and guests Delilah Dawson (author of Captain Phasma) and Annalise Ophelian (Looking for Leia) talk about their love for Star Wars, Leia, and navigating the fandom before it made space for it's female fans.

Duration:01:05:25

"Not everyone is for you."

5/1/2018
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Former Black Girl Nerds writers Kayla Marie & Joelle Monique and writer Clarkisha Kent join Cher to discuss the aftermath of Universal FanCon.

Duration:01:18:50

It's a bird! It's a plane! Happy 80th to Lois Lane!

4/17/2018
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Author Gwenda Bond joins Cher & Preeti to celebrate our favorite comic book journalist's 80th anniversary, debate Lois & Supes as a couple, and go on weird tangents about cults and magical sex with Constantine. It's literally a party, ya'll.

Duration:01:03:36

"It's a good time to be a nerd."

4/10/2018
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Cher & Preeti plot ways to score invites to LA's Magic Castle. Producer & magician David Kwong talks to Preeti about magic, how to pull the ultimate illusion, and the need for more women magicians.

Duration:00:56:17

"What would be the dumbest way to get turned into a zombie?"

4/3/2018
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Cher and Preeti talk about zombies and Timothy Olyphant. Author Justina Ireland joins Preeti to discuss her new book Dread Nation.

Duration:00:54:34

"What we watch should be a reflection of how we live our life."

3/27/2018
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Cher & Preeti talk about midlife crisis earrings, the lack of female protagonists in video games, and have a thoughtful conversation with Oliver Stark (Into the Badlands, 911) about feminism and allyship.

Duration:01:15:13

When life gives you lemons, make a podcast

3/21/2018
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Just like Beyonce, Cher and Preeti refuse to let a series of unfortunate events stop them from recording this ep. They even climbed uphill both ways and battled dragons to make this week's episode happen.

Duration:00:40:13

"If you want to be a girl, be a girl."

3/13/2018
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Shakina Nayack joins us to talk about her role on Jessica Jones, trans representation in genre, and feminity.

Duration:01:03:30

Wakanda Forever

2/20/2018
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Duration:01:45:39

Sci-fi & fantasy needs more love (and sex).

2/13/2018
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Author fan Sarah Kuhn joins us to talk about the unfair rep the romance novels get & our favorite love stories in science-fi and fantasy.

Duration:01:04:04