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Critical Geek Culture


Geeking Out About Anime and Manga with Jannie & Nat
Jun 21 • 66 min
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. Jannie is a writer and virtual…
Discussion: Rising Representation and Diversity in Video Games
Jun 14 • 37 min
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! In this episode of Geek Herring, we're celebrating the…
Girl in the News: Gillette’s transgender ad, an end to child marriage, and Georgia’s abortion bill
Jun 7 • 58 min
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 2019 covers Gillette's newest ad featuring a father and his transgender…
Herring & Chill: Upcoming Excitement, Host Updates, & Mental Health
May 31 • 40 min
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…
Geeking Out About Game of Thrones
May 24 • 85 min
Have you been glued to your TV everytime Game of Thrones is on? We DEFINITELY have. And now that the series is completely over, we feel we need to dig into what we thought of season 8. Because love it or hate it, the HBO hit show has come to an end. Many…
Discussion: Women in Game Development with Three Extra Lives
May 17 • 66 min
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…
Girl in the News: Space Trolls, Skyrim Granny, + Blizzard Employee Tracking
May 10 • 43 min
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 2019 covers the next Tomb Raider installment, black hole scientist,…
Geeking Out About Avengers: Endgame: Mental Health, Politics, + Representation
May 3 • 56 min
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…
Interview: Feminism and Gender with Dr. Sol Haring
Apr 26 • 46 min
In this week's episode of Geek Herring, we welcome a very special guest: Dr. Solveig "Sol" Haring. Sol is a scientist who focuses her videographic research on the interdisciplinary aspects of New Media, Ageing, and Gender. She teaches students at the…
Geeking Out About Unicorn Store: Embrace Your Weird
Apr 19 • 52 min
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…
Girl Reviews: The Mask You Live In (Exploring Toxic Masculinity)
Apr 12 • 48 min
In this episode of Geek Girl Reviews, we watched the 2015 documentary, The Mask You Live In. This touching and eye-opening documentary gives incredible insight into the societal and cultural expectations placed on boys and young men in America. When you…
Milestone: Celebrating 25 Episodes of Geek Feminism
Apr 5 • 60 min
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. We've also invited…
Girl in the News: Women’s History Month, All Female Space Walk, NBA 2k!
Mar 29 • 34 min
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 in March 2019 covers the Women’s History Month, NBA 2k draft picks, history’s first…
Geeking Out About Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, Feminist
Mar 22 • 54 min
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…
Discussion: Rape, Steam, & Responsibility
Mar 15 • 51 min
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…
Geeking Out About Robin Hobb: Fantasy That Represents - LGBTQ+, Gender Roles, Classism, + More
Mar 8 • 82 min
Get your high fantasy on with Geek Herring as we talk all about our love and respect for Robin Hobb and her 16 book epic, The Realm of the Elderlings. The reasons we truly adore these books might surprise you: they’re full of gender bending characters,…
Girl in the News: Captain Marvel, The Oscars, Cure for HPV!
Mar 1 • 39 min
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 in February 2019 covers the Oscars, Twitch etiquette, awesome female scientists…
Discussion: All Those Video Game Boobs
Feb 22 • 41 min
It’s all about the boobs, friends! Whether you love it or loathe it, from Lara Croft to Chun Li, Calamity to Bayonetta, Dead Island to Fortnite, and all those in between, video game characters with outrageously large, bouncy boobs are almost a staple…
Characters: Final Fantasy Reveals Playable Viera Race
Feb 8 • 28 min
Final Fantasy XIV is an MMO that has taken the manga world by storm. While the franchise has been around almost as long as video games have, the online realm has growing fanbase — and for good reason! Their latest addition of the Viera race has us raising…
Girl in the News: January 2019
Feb 1 • 54 min
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 news in January 2019 covers Overwatch gender scandals, that Gillette commercial, studies about…
Girl Reviews: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs
Jan 25 • 51 min
For the first episode of Geek Girl Reviews, Amanda & Monika talk about the book they wished they read when they were younger: Sam Maggs' book "The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks" might become your holy grail of girl geekdom if…
Girl Rant: Gendered Clothes & Geeky Merch
Jan 18 • 36 min
Geek girls - how often have you tried to buy clothes of your favourite geeky things only to find that they don't exist for you — or the little girls in your life? Gendered and preferential clothing has affected all of us female identifying geeks at one…
Geeking Out: Looking Forward Into 2019
Jan 11 • 34 min
What’s going on in the Geek world in 2019? Amanda and Monika get all excited about the movies, series, and general awesomeness (often lead by amazing females) that are going to hit us this year. Tune in if you want to be as excited as the hosts, and get…
Girl in the News: December 2018
Jan 4 • 62 min
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 news in December 2018 covers famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sexual misconduct…
Interviews: Cosplay, Conventions, Community, and Gender with Anna
Dec 28, 2018 • 69 min
Cosplay, or costume play, is more than just dressing up as your favourite character for Halloween. The dedication cosplay artists put into their costume goes above and beyond anything you could imagine to get every details of their character’s costume…
Christmas: Controversy, Hallmark, and the Perfect Geeky Girl Gifts
Dec 21, 2018 • 51 min
Happy holidays from Geek Herring! Monika and Amanda are talking all things Christmas. From the latest controversies attacking historical holiday favourites, to Amanda's obsession with Hallmark Christmas movies, and gifts the geeky girls in your life will…
Influences: 90s TV Shows
Dec 14, 2018 • 44 min
TV is an important part of Geek Culture and can be the foundation for many geek girls out there. Amanda and Monika definitely have their fair share to say about TV Shows in the 90s - the start of a golden era for strong female characters on television.…
Girl in the News: November 2018 Edition
Dec 7, 2018 • 47 min
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 news in November 2018 covers America's midterm election, Facebook and females working in games,…
Interviews: Video Game Music Composer Karina Pardus
Nov 30, 2018 • 87 min
The soundtracks that bring our video games to life are mindblowingly awesome and can be completely life-changing to listen to. Would it surprise you to learn that almost 90% of game music is written by men? Women, like today’s guest Karina Pardus from Coy…
Discussion: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Cast Them
Nov 23, 2018 • 31 min
Potterheads near and far were looking forward to the new addition to the Wizarding World: Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald. While the fanbase is excited to find out what happens to Newt, Tina, Queenie, Jacob, and - most importantly - the…
Girl Community: Support, Sisterhood, and Friendship
Nov 16, 2018 • 32 min
There are few things like the Geek Girl Community. It can be one of the most supportive environments to be in online, whether you're connecting through forums, in game, social media, or in person. This episode is dedicated to our lost geek girl sister,…
Girl in the News: October 2018 Edition
Nov 9, 2018 • 41 min
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 news in October 2018 covers Doctor Who, Superheroes, Scientists, GirlCons and more! In this very…
Characters: Glorious Ladies of Warcraft
Nov 2, 2018 • 80 min
World of Warcraft has always been ahead of the curve, but latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth, has seen an explosion of strong female characters. Jaina, Sylvanas, Azshara, and Talanji all vie for the top spot in our hearts while side characters give us…
Girl Stereotypes: How the World Sees Us
Oct 26, 2018 • 41 min
How many times have YOU, fellow geek girls, been accused of not playing games?! Or maybe you've checked out the #geekgirl hashtag on Instagram and been a bit… dismayed. Let's investigate these stereotypes and see how we, as geek girls and female…
Characters: Badass Witches of Harry Potter
Oct 18, 2018 • 57 min
Do you love Harry Potter? Geek out over Quidditch? Know everything there is to know about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? This episode of Geek Herring is for YOU! We talk all about the witches of Harry Potter. Why Hermione is the perfect role…
Representation: NYCC and Beyond
Oct 12, 2018 • 30 min
Monika and Amanda discuss their experience (or lack of) going to comic cons over the years before deep diving into New York Comic Con 2018. Geek Herring talks about 2018’s comic con panels, Intersectional Feminism, and marginalised groups across geek…
Meet the Geeks
Oct 5, 2018 • 23 min
Hosts Monika and Amanda talk all about themselves, what they geek out over, and what they love about being geek chicks! You’ll also discover what Geek Herring means and what this show is all about! In this “get to know you” episode of Geek Herring, you’ll…