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We are Merri and Missy, two girls who love talking about the things they love both as fans and as critics. That means that sometimes we giggle our way through a conversation about 2018 masterpiece Venom, and sometimes we have serious conversations about the ways that fatphobia and racism shape the media we consume. Sometimes it’s light and breezy, sometimes it’s heavy, but we try to be productive rather than tearing things down just for the sake of getting sweet dunks in. **NOTE: Our host on ...
 
A nerd culture podcast by fake geek girls for fake geeks of all genders! Join roommates Maj Hardikar and Holly Painter as they discuss comics, argue about TV shows, rehash movies, and much much more.
 
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Dedicated to expanding the definition of geek culture through individual experience and irreverent commentary, Marginally Geek is a podcast for and about geeks, nerds, and fans that identify as minorities and marginalized identities. It is dedicated to amplifying their voices and commenting on the view from the divergent edges of the geekverse.
 
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Marginally Geek is a podcast dedicated to showcasing the diversity that’s always been the cornerstone of the geek community. We do that by focusing on individual experiences. Each month we’ll be interviewing someone new about their life as a geek and all of the ways it does, and doesn’t, match the stereotype of what a ‘geek’ is. While anyone’s welcome to listen to this podcast (and we hope you do!) we’ll be prioritizing the voices of women, people of color, people on the LGBTQIAA spectrum, p ...
 
Interviews with Scholars of Popular Culture about their New Books
 
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A monthly discussion of pop culture featuring hosts from View from the Gutters, Arc Reactions, and Fake Geek Girls
 
Interviews with Scholars of Media and Communications about their New Books
 
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Fake Goth Girls
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Fake Goth Girls is a weekly podcast where two long distance best friends talk about everything they’re passionate about-- creative living, self-improvement, mental health, pop culture and living on the internet. Let Mia Moore and Liz Locksley take you on a journey of their neurosis, creative passions and geek tendencies.
 
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Fake Goth Girls is a weekly podcast where two long distance best friends talk about everything they’re passionate about-- creative living, self-improvement, mental health, pop culture and living on the internet. Let Mia Moore and Liz Locksley take you on a journey of their neurosis, creative passions and geek tendencies.
 
Join hosts Anney and Samantha to listen to Stuff Mom Never Told You, continuing the conversation of what it is to identify as female through research-based discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life. New episodes come out Wednesday and Friday.
 
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Geeky Fun Time
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Geeky Fun Time is a podcast for ALL in celebration of genre and geek culture. Get ready for some vibrant discussions, games, real opinions and fake guests.
 
Welcome to Vancouver - the home of the X-Files. Join us as we take a journey from pilot to finale, complete with improv, shipping, and lots of singing!
 
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A queer feminist wrestling podcast hosted by Holly Casio and Shahnaz Zarif.
 
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Missy's been up to a lot. Merri, not so much. We hope you enjoy listening to Missy talk for roughly 10,000 years. Warning: Things get a bit PG-13 toward the end when we talk about Hustlers, and Missy says the word ‘ass’ while quoting Ira Glass about The O.C. What Missy's Been Up To: Playing: 80 Days (review) Mutazione (review) Sayonara Wild Hea ...…
 
As we approach the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Ridley Scott film Alien, Anney finally achieves her dream of dissecting the feminism, criticism, art and horror of one of her favorites. Samantha patiently supports her. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
In this this interview, Dr. Carrie Tippen talks with Rafia Zafar about her 2019 book Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meaning, from the University of Georgia Press. It’s part of the Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture, People and Place series. The book contains 7 chapters, covering the earliest formally-published Africa ...…
 
Strange Trips isn’t only the title of Dr. Lucas Richert’s new book; it’s also a good description of the journey substances take from the black market to the doctor’s black bag—and, sometimes, back to the black market again. In Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs (McGill-Queens UP, 2019), Richert investigates the myths, ...…
 
Anney and Samantha host a cocktail hour with some of Atlanta's brightest mixologists, sipping on drinks while learning what it takes to be in the biz. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
The first rule of NAXFPP Fight Club is always talk about Fight Club with your trusted hosts and guides, Carolyn and Vanessa! The second rule is don't ask too many questions... This week we cover that contentious episode that has us seeing double! Also discussed: the wild wild west of the early 2000's, cardboard cutouts, and luchadors--it was qu ...…
 
In this classic episode, Anney and Samantha spotlight the new podcast She Makes Money Moves. Salary talk with coworkers is becoming the new "do" in digital workplaces. recruitHER founders Gina Helfrich and Ashley Doyal share their insights on savvy negotiation, the power of salary transparency and how women and tech companies can jointly hack t ...…
 
Two women whipping up creative cocktails in Atlanta's bar scene stop by to share their experiences, and their advice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Stories provide portals into other worlds, both real and imagined. The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction, but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic, the doors are often barred. This problem lies not only with children’s publishing, but also with the television and film executives taske ...…
 
Stories provide portals into other worlds, both real and imagined. The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction, but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic, the doors are often barred. This problem lies not only with children’s publishing, but also with the television and film executives taske ...…
 
Let’s talk about books! How, when, and what do you like to read? Have you ever thought about the history of books and reading? How about shape, size, or texture of your book? Where do books go after they’ve been digitized? Harvard University professor Leah Price asks these questions and more in her new book, What We Talk About When We Talk Abou ...…
 
In this grabbag of an episode, Anney and Samantha do an update on some recent stories including new allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, #MeToo, trauma, board games, green army women, D&D and the mysterious more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Forget what you've heard—Legends of Tomorrow is extremely good. Ready to hear about camp? How about talking to fans without condescending to them? How about a hypnotizing nipple? Some Links You Might Find Interesting: Notes on 'Camp' by Susan Sontag The Wonderful Weirdness of Legends of Tomorrow by Riley J. Dennis The World in the Evening by Ch ...…
 
Friend of the show Yves is back for another episode of Female Firsts, this time on Norma Merrick Sklarek, one of the first black female architects. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
We've popped our popcorn and are settling in for another X-Files episode! Carolyn and Vanessa are joined by Katie, co-host of TFGIF Podcast (which is one big 90s moment!). In this episode, you'll find out the method Carolyn used to watch the X-Files in high school with her best friend, Katie gets gossipy about Téa Leoni and David Duchovny's at- ...…
 
Mentors and role models can be hugely empowering for women. Anney gushes about her mom, and we discuss the value of having strong women in our lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
What better place to explore the history and evolution of fan communities than live at a fan convention? We stopped by RenCon, located in Renton, Washington, to talk about fanfiction, Livejournal, and how Twitter is a cesspit. Some Links You Might Find Interesting: TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIA FANDOM from Grinnell College Fans Are Better Than Tech at O ...…
 
Women are a rare sight in the upper echelons of political campaign management and strategy. In this classic episode, we look at why that is. The first two episodes of Modern Ruhles are now available. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Anney and Samantha sit down with two hospital clowns to discuss what it takes to be a woman in clowning, with all of its up and downs. Join us as we talk empathy, the power of human connection, and tooters. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
How have memes changed politics? In Internet Memes and Society: Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts(Routledge, 2019), Anastasia Denisova, a lecturer in journalism at the University of Westminster, gives both a history of internet memes as well as an analysis of key case studies of their impact on politics and society. Offering a rich and d ...…
 
In the summer of 1928, William Alexander Scott began a small four-page weekly with the help of his brother Cornelius. By 1932 the Atlanta World had become a daily paper and the basis of Scott's vision for a massive Southern newspaper chain - the Southern Newspaper Syndicate, later renamed as the Scott Newspaper Syndicate. At its peak, more than ...…
 
What is the opioid crisis and how does it impact women specifically? Anney and Samantha discuss how we got here, and what we can do about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
In this this interview, Dr. Carrie Tippen talks with Jennifer Jensen Wallach about the her book Getting What We Need Ourselves: How Food has Shaped African American Life (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). The book covers a wide chronology and geography from the continent of Africa pre-Transatlantic slave trade to lunch counter sit-ins of the Civil R ...…
 
Our schedule grows increasingly wonky as we recover from PAX and Missy gets a new job, but we're bringing you everything we've been up to over the past couple weeks anyway! A Link You Might Find Interesting: Skyler Jay Reveals His True Feelings on Queer Eye's Trans Makeover Episode by BJ Kaspar What Missy's Been Up To: Reading: Snowbird by Erin ...…
 
As a followup to our recent episode on sleep (and not getting it), here's a classic episode on the question of why women are far likelier to suffer from insomnia than men. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Say our name, say our name. What's with our fascination with names? Why are there so few females Jrs.? Can SMNTY finally make a name for itself by asking what, exactly, is in a name? So many questions, so many answers! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
This episode is lit! We're talking about an episode that is very "on brand" for the X-Files - in season 3, that is. This episode-that-doesn't-seem-to-belong-in-season-7 covers all the most important topics (sarcasm?): Anti-smoking campaigns of the 90s, "smoky" production style, and the lack of Mulder and Scully bedside scenes. So, light up not ...…
 
Tammy Vigil’s new book, Moms in Chief: The Rhetoric of Republican Motherhood and the Spouses of Presidential Nominees, 1992-2016 (University Press of Kansas, 2019), examines the contemporary “first spouses” on the campaign trail, at the nominating conventions, and pays particular attention to how these women (and one man, the 2016 case of forme ...…
 
Women are getting historically low levels of sleep. Why is that? Anney and Samantha look into why women struggle to catch some zzzs, and share some tips for getting better sleep. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Ah, PAX West, a weekend of sheer exhilaration and many, many games. What did we play during the convention? Who did we talk to? Let's find out! If you'd like to get right to our interview with Nina Freeman, skip to around 56:00. If you'd like to get right to our interview with Brianna Fromont, skip to around 1:17:00. Some Links You Might Find I ...…
 
Throughout our history, clowning has been a powerful art form, capable of bringing joy and swaying politicians. Come wire walk with us as we look at famous female clowns, past and present. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
The color red is associated with a lot of things: passion, lust, danger, anger, love, hate, power. Anney and Samantha talk color theory, the power of red, and just what it means to don a red dress. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Crying the News: A History of America’s Newsboys (Oxford University Press, 2019) looks at the legion of children and teenagers who sold newspapers on city streets, moving trains, and even Civil War battlefields in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Author Vincent DiGirolamo, a history professor at Baruch College, is featured in this New Books N ...…
 
What's the scientific function of best friendship? Cristen and Caroline put besties and bromances under the microscope to discover the pros and cons of how these influential relationships shape our lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Is the mythical fake geek girl a phantom menace? Anney and Samantha investigate, and wonder if there is a new hope for detoxifying toxic fandoms. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Marijuana. Weed. Cannabis. Pot. Whatever term you use, this intoxicant and medical product leads to long discussions. Emily Dufton visits the podcast to talk about the ups and downs and highs and lows of cannabis in the United States, all detailed in her book Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America (Basic Books, 2017). S ...…
 
Of ALL the THINGS you have to do today, make downloading this episode top of your list! This week Carolyn and Vanessa welcome back friend of the show, Darren Mooney from the m0vie blog, to talk about ALL THINGS Scully! Can we convert him from his Shipping-agnostic ways? Well, maybe not, but at least we will have a good time trying! Darren puts ...…
 
How did American elites change the meaning of Art? In Entitled: Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts (Princeton University Press, 2019), Jennifer C. Lena, associate professor of arts administration at Colombia University, charts the history of American arts and cultural policy, interrogating the institutions, practices, and techn ...…
 
A recent study found straight men avoid environmentally-friendly behaviors out of fears that people will perceive them as gay. Anney and Samantha sort through homophobia, sexism, and environmental issues. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Red Dead Redemption 2, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Dracula—what do these things have in common? We've been up to them, that's what! Join us as we discuss cowboy oppression, the completely normal "dating a fairy" rite of passage, and the uniquely Victorian ability to drone on and on. What Missy's Been Up To Playing: Red Dead Redemption 2 Re ...…
 
Suzanne Scott’s new book Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry (NYU Press, 2019) provides an overview of the convergence culture industry and the world of fandom while examining the role that gender and misogyny has played in understanding who is and is not considered an “authentic” fan. Scott delves into the rea ...…
 
Suzanne Scott’s new book Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry (NYU Press, 2019) provides an overview of the convergence culture industry and the world of fandom while examining the role that gender and misogyny has played in understanding who is and is not considered an “authentic” fan. Scott delves into the rea ...…
 
"What I feel most moved to write, that is banned―it will not pay. Yet, altogether, write the otherway I cannot." Herman Melville wrote these words as he struggled to survive as a failing novelist. Between 1853 and 1856, he did write "the other way," working exclusively for magazines. He earned more money from his stories than from the combined ...…
 
After a romance fail, should you stay friends with an ex? Studies show that most people attempt post-romantic friendships -- but how does it work out? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
According to Shine Theory, powerful women make the best friends. But does success in life and career get in the way of healthy female friendships? Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
During the American Revolution, printed material, including newspapers, pamphlets, almanacs, and broadsides, played a crucial role as a forum for public debate. In Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), Joseph M. Adelman, Associate Professor of History at Framing ...…
 
Don't underestimate the value of women supporting women. Anney and Samantha talk the power of uplifting and ampilfying the voices of other women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
On this episode of the New Books Network, Dr. Lee Pierce (she/they)--Asst. Prof. of Communication at the State University of New York at Geneseo--interviews Dr. Belinda Stillion Southard (she/hers)--Assoc. Prof. of Communication at the University of Georgia--on the illuminating new book, How to Belong: Women’s Agency in a Transnational World fr ...…
 
Cocaine crucifixes, 27-year-old teens, and the decadence of the elite—it's time to discuss 1999's absolutely buckwild Cruel Intentions! Join us as we examine the cultural context of the late 90s, the intentions of the author (who is occasionally dead), and why a movie about horrible people being awful to one another is still so much fun. Warnin ...…
 
How do girls' relationships with their fathers influence who they grow up to become? This classic episode unpacks the psychology of "daddy issues" and the unique dynamics of father-daughter bonding. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
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