Geek Herring

Geek Herring

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.

Episodes

October 26, 2023 38 mins

After 5 years of talking about all things feminism, geekdom, and LGBTQIA+ issues, the time of Geek Herring has come to an end. 

In this episode Amanda and Moni talk one final time about their decision and what led to this point.

We are forever grateful for every single person who listened to our ramblings. 

Hopefully we'll see or hear you in one way or the other out there. 

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Forever geekily ...

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It's time to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3! What we loved about it, what we didn't like so much, and whether or not we actually cried.

P.S. We still hate Chris Pratt.

What did you think? Join us in Discord to chat your feelings!

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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 2023 covers the Phillip Schofield scandal, Target caving into hate groups, the terrifying reality of abuse female gamers face, a look into the PlayStation showcase, a whole bunch of The Little Mermaid hype, why we still think Emma Watson is ...

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Have you ever thought about the sexual content you consume? We're joined by our resident sexual content expert, Gemma Glitter, to talk about ethical pornography and sexual service consumption.

What is ethical pornography? How can we consume sexual content in a manner that doesn't result in exploitation? Where can we find ethical pornography? And how can we support sex workers? We answer all these questions and so much more...

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Charity Twitch streamers have such a positive impact! In fact, it's such a good avenue for charities to explore, many charities have opted to hire folks to liaise directly with streamers for huge fundraising campaigns.

We're joined by Jay, a charity Twitch streamer, content creator, and Gaming Partnerships Executive for War Child UK. They talk about their experiences raising money on Twitch, making a difference with War Chi...

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We are joined by the one and only absolutely incredibly inspiring Demeternoth! She is a content creator and Twitch streamer, focussing on deep discussions and MMOs. We have a fantastic conversation about the trials and tribulations of content creation, what it's like being a visible woman, and how we are all changing the world one day at a time.

We also had some amazing community questions:

From Cyrub_KoC on Twitter: Deme, a...

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Join hosts Moni and Amanda as they celebrate Amanda's birthday with some of their favourite card game: Ask Deep Questions!

These are the questions asked in this episode:

  • What is the most memorable gift you've ever received?
  • How do you motivate yourself?
  • If you had to give a talk about something you're NOT known for, what would it be about?
  • If you could re-live a single moment of your life, which one would you pick?
  • What do y...
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Money Shot: The Pornhub Story is about, well, porn. But it's also not. It's about sexual exploitation, legal sex work, and the laws that have muddled everything up.

With some thoughtful and knowledgeable from our community, we discuss this documentary in-depth, what FOSTA and SESTA mean for the sex work industry, and, above all, condemn the sexual exploitation on Pornhub and so many other pornography sites.

Rest assured, we...

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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 2023 covers the abuse allegations and drink spiking that took place during March's GDC, a better response from Resolve Esports about transphobic hate comments their athletes received, the absolute awe we all feel about Senator Cavanaugh fi...

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Clarkisha Kent joins us to discuss her brand new book, Fat Off, Fat On: A Bit Bitch Manifesto. We had the pleasure of reading this book before its release, and it was really cool getting to chat with her about her writing and creative process.

CW for childhood and family trauma, which is a big topic in her memoir. We briefly discuss family dynamics and trauma in this episode, too.

Clarkisha shares her writing process, how sh...

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March 13, 2023 52 mins

This International Women's Day, we wanted to talk about the women we love and are utterly inspired by. Hear us chat about our mum's, the fabulous women we work with, the inspirational older geeks we love, Lizzo, and trans women!

Join us in Discord to chat about the women who inspire YOU!


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Happy Valentine's Day, Geeks! 

We wanted to talk about all the games, books, movies, and other forms of media we love that centre love! HOWEVER, that's not really what we talk about at all. So, join us as we talk about some of our most memorable Valentine's Days, our love languages, friendship (and making friends as adults), and more!

Join us in Discord to chat all about love!


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PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is a metabolic condition that so, so many women have, including hosts Amanda and Moni. In this episode, we talk about our own experiences with it, how we have coped over the years, and the long, frustrating journey with medical doctors.

Let's get into what PCOS is, how it impacts the lives of the folks who have it, why the medical system consistently fails us, and then some shaving tips!

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You're not the same as anyone else, so why would you try to live your life to someone else's standards? We're so tired of the patriarchal society's defined linear path and the shame people feel (and GET) if they're not following along it perfectly.

Fuck. That. Noise.

You do you, boo. Live life on your own terms. March to the beat of your own drum. Do what makes you happy. Remember, it's okay to change your mind. It's okay to...

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January 30, 2023 52 mins

Us geeks love to get fit, too! And we love to have fun while doing it. Virtual Reality, FitBits, Apple Watches, Wii Fit, Ring Fit, accountability groups, and SO MUCH MORE. 

We think it's safe to say that both Moni and Amanda love Beat Sabre... but that's not the only geeky fitness hack they use. Amanda loves some Just Dance and some good ol' fashioned boxing, and Moni's been keeping up with yoga for over a year!

We'd love to...

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Happy New Year!

We can still say that, right? Since this is our first podcast of 2023? Sure we can! We make the rules 'round here.

We wanted to take some time to talk about all the things we're excited about this year. Both things are going on in our personal lives and in the geeky world at large.

So without further ado, let's get excited!

Join us in Discord to chat about what you're excited about in 2023!


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As we gear down for some muuuuuch needed time off, we thought a good old fashioned Christmas episode was in order! It's tradition, after all.

This year, we talk about what we're both doing over the holidays. Amanda's pretty busy and Moni's pretty chill - just standard for them both, really! But then Amanda poses the questions to Moni:

What are your 3 top happiest moments this year?
and
What are the top 3 things you're ...

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Jennifer Lawrence made some pretty controversial comments about women in action movies. Mainly - that she paved the way since no one had ever cast a woman as the lead in an action movie before. While she's factually incorrect, let's unpack the truth behind her statement!

We get super into this, but in essence: while many action stars came before Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games (Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Conner, Charlie'...

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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 2022 covers the sad loss of Noodles the Pug, Brendan Fraser being everyone's King and taking a stand for #MeToo (and rightfully so), an update on the morality police in Iran and what that might mean, Kevin McHale's thoughts on joining a...

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Wakanda Forever is finally out! And we are getting right into it this super spoilery episode - so please come back to this one if you haven't seen Wakanda Forever and are worried about spoilers!

Mild Spoilers Below!

We talk about the overarching theme of grief that permeates this film. Shuri, Namor, and Ramonda all embody different expressions of grief. We talk about revenge and anger and how these emotions are also ways tha...

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