Archive for July 2018

Episode 104 – Sheroes

In this episode, Heather and Liz sit down to discuss Sheroes: the women who inspired us as we grew up and influenced how we saw life. This term is also used to describe women who fight for women’s equality and rights. The term can be a little controversial, since the term “hero” is supposed to be gender neutral, but usually is geared towards men.

Sheroes

Who inspired us growing up? We talk about our direct sheores when we were kids, and some of the lack of female representation in the world (and some that were always there, but have just recently came to know about). Family, athletes, historical, and fictional figures all make the list.

Promo: Happily Ever Aftermath

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who inspires us NOW? Who are the women today who inspire us to work on making the world a better place? Public figures, media gurus, fictional women, and the youth of America.

Who are our historical female heroes? We each highlight a women in history who shaped the way we see the world, whether we knew their names or not. Hint: Heather and Liz both chose women from NASA’s history. Click HERE for the photo Heather references in the episode.

Tiny Baby Liz with the Space Shuttle circa 1978ish

In Context Internet Quote

You’ve come a long way, baby! – Virginia Slims, 1968

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Episode 103 – Mainstreaming Nerd Culture Across Generations

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss mainstreaming nerd culture across generations. Has nerdom become more acceptable in mainstream society? Are nerds the new hipsters or exclusive club? Will Liz and Heather ever choose to clean their respective homes if they can get away with it? Tune in to this week’s episode to find out!

Mainstreaming Nerd Culture Across Generations

Heather has returned from her adventures with several comic cons in California and has much to say about them, compared to our experiences with Comicpalooza. Both are looking forward to the upcoming Fandemic Tour in Houston, so hopefully Liz will be able to attend and report.

Liz and Heather debate whether or not NERD has actually gone mainstream, or if it is specific to certain fandoms/genres. They also discuss how this has changed over the generations and some of the potential jumping off points.

We also talk quite a lot about cleaning (or not), and other off-the-rails topics, as usual.

Out of context internet quote

God Damn Millennials… walking around like they rent the place!

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100th Episode Live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

VIDEO – 100th Episode LIVE at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Did you listen to our 100th episode live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity?? It was pretty awesome! We have loved being part of your earholes for over 3 1/2 years and are looking forward to the future! (LISTEN HERE)

Our amazing friend Seale was on hand during this celebratory event to video, and it is now available on the Nerdy Bitches YouTube channel! You can also watch the video below.

100th Episode LIVE at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

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100th Episode LIVE at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

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Thank YOU!

We want to send a heartfelt thank you out to all of the people who made this episode and video happen! First, thank you to Producer Craig for always making sure we sound good, and for helping to host the game and keep things moving along! Second, thank you to Paul (aka Operaman) for always being the show’s #1 fan and supporter, and also for taking Liz’s niece out of the room so she wouldn’t be scarred for life!

Next, we of course want to take the ever talented Seale Adams for volunteering his time and abilities to take amazing video, both of this show and our Women in Podcasting panel. You are completely awesome!!

To our Houston-area podcast friends at Cult 45, Dogfin Studios, and Carla Sue Houston for being there to support us, as always! You guys are the best!

Thanks also to the University of Houston – Clear Lake’s The Signal for coming out to cover the event! This is Liz’s alma mater, so finding that they took an interest in our little dog and pony show was a delight! You can read more about that here: https://uhclthesignal.com/wordpress/2018/06/18/a-houston-natives-first-time-at-comicpalooza/

And finally, thank you to ALL of the strangers who came out to play the game with us and for being awesome participants! We couldn’t have done it without you! We were in a tough timeslot, and up against the Star Trek Q&A, so having a packed room was amazing!

xo, Liz and Heather

Fan Fiction

Episode 102 – Fan Fiction

In this episode, Heather is out on assignment, enjoying all of the awesome things California fan conventions offer, so Liz was joined by special guest host Mandy to read some erotic fan fiction! Mandy is the host of CasterQuest, an awesome podcast that covers Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles, Game of Thrones, and does an annual 4th of July fan fiction episode!! We decided to take the plunge into this entertaining and disturbing world!

Trigger Warning: This episode contains erotica and some disturbing mental imagery and is 100% not safe for work or children. You have been warned…

Fan Fiction

 

Fan Fiction

Disclaimer: None of the stories included belong to us, thankfully. We are also not shaming anyone for what they write. Please continue with your amazing stories! We will do our very best to let you know where you can find these gems for yourself! Most of our stories came from FanFiction.net, fyi. Please also note we are day drinking throughout this episode. Sometimes straight from the bottle.

Fan Fiction

Time Stamps:

9:47: Frosted Tips by Lana in Macondo: Erotic, disturbing. This story features Ted Cruz and Guy Fieri heading on over to FlavorTown. (https://lanamacondo.tumblr.com/post/144719920453/frosted-tips)

17:51: Famous Last Words by madame.alexandra: Humor, erotic-light. This story features Han and Leia, some time after A New Hope. (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12959549/1/Famous-Last-Words)

24:27: RoadKill by Piper Julian: Humor, death. This story recounts the final showdown between Harry Potter, Voldemort, and an unlikely ally! (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5251386/1/Roadkill)

33:53: Promo: CasterQuest (duh!)

CasterQuest logo

35:42: You Can’t Do That With The Force!! by Dark Poltergeist: Seriously erotic; excerpt. This story features Han and Leia at a party, and a pretty stupid, farm-boy Luke. (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12832158/1/You-Can-t-Do-That-With-The-Force)

56:02: Nerdy Bitches Patreon Promo

56:47: Don’t Worry, Frodo. We’ll Get the Chance by Twisted Angel 08. Seriously erotic, hobbit-on-hobbit action. In this story, we are actually only covering Chapter 2: A Mouthful of Frodo. You can read the entire story at the link below. We also end up bringing OperaMan in for part of this story, just so we can watch his face while we read. It was well worth it. (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8758740/2/Don-t-Worry-Frodo-We-ll-Get-The-Chance)

 

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Women in Podcasting panel at Comicpalooza 2018

VIDEO – Women in Podcasting Panel at Comicpalooza 2018

Hey there! We know that you heard us talk about the Women in Podcasting panel we hosted at Comicpalooza this year, but we didn’t use the audio for an actual podcast episode. That is because our amazing friend Seale Adams showed up to video the whole thing and put together a really slick piece of work! It is available on our Nerdy Bitches YouTube Page. We are also embedding the video here, but encourage you to go give it a thumbs up and subscribe to our page! We are looking to add even more content going forward!

You can find the other ladies on the panel at:

Enjoy the panel! If you have questions you would like for us to answer in future panels, please comment below.