Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 1

Episode 82 – BOOK CLUB: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 1

In this week’s episode, it’s time for our Book Club selection: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 1! We are going to be going through all seven of the Harry Potter books over the next few months and discussing each book in detail.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 1

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 1

We had so much to say on this first world building book that we had to split it into two episodes!! We imagine the upcoming books will be much of the same, because we could both probably talk Harry Potter forever! In fact, it was a mutual love for Harry Potter that cemented our friendship in the first place! Harry Potter and scrapbooking.

During this part of the episode, we cover Chapters 1-6, which basically ends with Harry and company getting off the train at Hogwarts, if that tells you how much happens in the beginning of this book! We go through pretty much chapter by chapter here, hitting all of the little details that we probably missed when reading it the first time, but that end up being really important down the line.

In the first third of the book, we meet the Dursleys and learn a tiny bit about who Harry is and why he is important to the wizarding world. We jump forward to right before Harry’s 11th birthday where he learns some shocking news and takes his first leap into a magical world he never knew existed. He visits Diagon Alley and meets some interesting characters in passing.

Making it on to platform 9 3/4, Harry meets the Weasley family and gets all situation for the ride to Hogwarts.

In Part 2, we will go through the rest of the book in detail, so make sure you check in for the next installment!

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Hurricane Harvey Update

Episode 81½: Hurricane Harvey Update

In this brief episode, Liz and Heather check in to give our Hurricane Harvey Update for our listeners. We are both still alive, kicking; with power and Internet. Many in Houston and the surrounding areas cannot say the same.

Hurricane Harvey Update

Hurricane Harvey Update

So far, the storm has been hammering south east Texas after ripping through Rockport and its surrounding areas. We have had torrential rain, massive flooding, and people stranded. We wanted to keep our listeners up to date on what is happening around us and hope that people are understanding just how devastating this storm has been and will continue to be to this area and to the people who have lost everything, including their lives.

Please consider contributing to one of the trusted charities rounding up funds for the people here, as many will come back to what is left of their homes with absolutely nothing. Check out this awesome Instagram post from the cast of Supernatural. I think we just fell in love with them a little more!

If you are unable to see the original, go check it out on our Instagram account since Liz finally learned how to repost something! Or go check out the original content on Jensen Ackles’ account HERE. Bravo to the cast members for getting this going so quickly!

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Big Shoutouts to the ‘Cast Away group on Twitter for keeping Liz company while going through all of this mess! You guys are the best! <3


Hurricane Harvey

Episode 81 – Hurricane Harvey

BREAKING NEWS: In this episode, Liz and Heather are experiencing Hurricane Harvey from the inside!! This is how much we love our listeners! We sit down during a break in the storm to let you know all about what is going on and what is projected to happen soon. Hold on to your butts!

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

We got a shock this week and learned that our beloved home of Texas was going to be slammed by the first category 4 hurricane to hit the Lone Star State since the 1960s! Not exactly what we had planned for this weekend!

Listen in as we talk about what all this category business means, other storms we have weathered, and how we are fairing on Saturday, the first day after the storm made rainfall. We plan to have an update episode later in the week to let you know how everything went and assure you (hopefully!) that we are still kicking!

Liz is riding out the storm at her home halfway between Houston and Galveston, while Heather is experiencing the storm in the middle of Houston. Make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to see the latest posts and how we are doing!


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Dungeons and Dragons Campaign (S2P1)

Episode 80 – Dungeons and Dragons Campaign

Welcome to the first recorded session of Nerdy Bitches Podcast Beginners Dungeons and Dragons Campaign! This is Part 1 of our 2nd game session. We are playing with the 5th Edition Starter Set using a pre-generated campaign and characters. Since this is the first time playing for nearly all of our game members, we wanted to start with the basics and go from there. You can check out our previous episode on D&D to hear about the players and their experience levels, as well as common myths and misconceptions about the game itself here: Episode 73: Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners.

Dungeons and Dragons Campaign

Dungeons and Dragons Campaign

During our first session, we met the characters (pulled from the 5th edition Player’s Handbook. The Starter Set does include five pre-generated characters to start.) and began our adventure. We did not record this session as it was really long and there was a lot of learning curve since nearly all of our players were newbies. We have a player, Jessica (from our Cosplay and Geek Crushes episodes), playing a Half-Elf Bard named Ivane, but she was unable to attend this session, so her character has been stricken with food poisoning as this session opens.

Players in this episode include:

  • Liz – Wood Elf Ranger, Rivonel the Melodious (aka River Song)
  • Heather – Dragonborn Sorcerer, Joyassa
  • Producer Craig – Drow Rogue, Shyntal’drin Ale’urden
  • Mandy (Casterquest) – Half-Orc Paladin, Ba’Sha the Tusky
  • Thirsty (Dogfin Radio) – Human Cleric, Brigid
  • Operaman (aka Paul) – Dungeon Master

Listen in as we head back to the cave from our first adventure to rescue someone, save some shit, and find some treasure! Make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to keep up with the latest game play episodes!

Also keep an eye on the website for session summaries and more!

2017 Movie Review Part 2

Episode 79 – 2017 Movie Review Part 2

It’s time for the 2017 Movie Review Part 2!! In this episode, Liz and Heather talk about the movies they have seen in the first two weeks of July, along with predictions on the movies slated to be released through the end of the year. The second half is going to be EPIC!!

2017 Movie Review Part 2

2017 Movie Review Part 2

Since we ran long in Part 1 last week, we didn’t get to finish the movies that had come out as of the date of recording. So, we begin with July and roll on through December. You will have to check back in with us later in the year to see how our predictions held up!

We are especially looking forward to November and December, as there will be some awesome films released, including Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji, and Pitch Perfect 3! Fingers crossed that all of these live up to their respective hypes!

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2017 Movie Review Part 1

Episode 78 – 2017 Movie Review Part 1

It’s time once again for the Nerdy Bitches 2017 Movie Review Part 1! In this episode, Liz and Heather talk through the movies released in the first half of 2017 – hits, misses, and things we missed completely.

2017 Movie Review Part 1

2017 Movie Review Part 1

It’s time for our 3rd annual Nerdy Bitches Movie Review! In Part 1, we talk about movies released from January – June 2017. Make sure to check out Part 2 for our thoughts on the remaining movies due out this year!

You can check out websites like Movie Insider to see the list of releases for 2017.


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Nerdy Bitches Book Club

Episode 77 – BOOK CLUB: Storm Front

In this Book Club episode, Liz and Heather examine Storm Front by Jim Butcher. This is the first in the Dresden Files series. Both of us had received multiple recommendations to read this series over the years, so it was time we dug in!

Storm Front

Storm Front (Dresden Files #1)

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things — and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a — well, whatever.

There’s just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name. And that’s when things start to get… interesting.

Magic. It can get a guy killed.

[Synopsis from jimbutcher.com]

We talk through this Professional Wizard turns murder suspect mystery. All opinions are our own and may vary wildly from that of each other or people who recommended to us to read this series.

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Geek Hobbies

Episode 76 – Geek Hobbies

In this episode, Liz and Heather talk all about geek hobbies! We also talk about the latest announcement from the world of Doctor Who! The 13th Doctor is going to be a woman!! It’s about time!

Geek Hobbies

Geek Hobbies

We talk about the latest announcements from Doctor Who and Disney’s D23! The 13th Doctor, starting with the 2017 Christmas episode will be played by Jodie Whitaker (Broadchurch) and will be the first woman to play the iconic role. Heather takes on the online trolls who are outraged by this turn of events…of a fictional time-traveling alien.

D23 recently showed some behind-the-scenes footage of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is opening in December 2017. They also released some amazing posters of the film’s main cast of characters that are absolutely breathtaking. You can watch the clip here:

We also get into the Best Geek and Nerd Hobbies list, as according to a list on ranker.com.We compare this list with our own geeky/nerdy interests, along with some rather interesting past times that made their list.

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Wonder Women

Episode 75 – Wonder Women

In this episode, Liz and Heather, along with guest Kim Gordon, talk all about Wonder Women – not just the movie, but also the world of women directors and what we hope for the future! We give a few shout-outs right up front to the people who interacted with our Facebook page on the Name This Movie (with the wrong name) post.

Wonder Women

Wonder Women

We aren’t talking about the movie itself, but more about female directors, what this movie means for the industry going forward, and how the movie compared to the two DC movies that were released in 2016.

Costume-wise, we really liked what they did with Wonder Woman in that her armor is fairly realistic and could actually be fought in. She has flat shoes, leather shin guards that go over the knees and are bendable, etc. Her midriff isn’t hanging out, and it isn’t basically satin lingerie like Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman. The attention to detail was spot on! She wasn’t over-sexualized, and that is refreshing.

Rotten Tomatoes ratings on the recent D.C. Movies

  • Batman V. Superman: 27% (critics)
  • Suicide Squad: 25% (critics)
  • Wonder Woman: 92% (critics) [BOOM]

BTW – Dick Smackers is like the worst lip gloss flavor ever.

Female Directors

One of the biggest problems is that when we sit down and try to think of female directors, we could each come up with maybe four, and several of those we can’t even think of their names, we just know the movie. This is a serious problem, especially when one of the biggest female director in the industry can’t be mentioned without saying “ex-wife of James Cameron.” And if a female had two shit movies in a row, you would NEVER hear from them again. Unlike Zac Snyder and is shitstorm of crap movies getting one of the biggest franchises out there.

Here is the clip that Liz was talking about from Patton Oswalt’s Talking for Clapping standup


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video games

Episode 74 – Video Games

In this episode, Liz and Heather are joined by Kim Gordon to talk all about video games! Join us as we talk about the games we have played, as well as what we currently play, along with some history of the video gaming industry.

video games

Video Games

We invited gamer and friend Kim Gordon (the other one) on this week’s episode to talk all about games, past and present. Kim is also heavily involved with Comicpalooza and married to one of the hosts of the Metal Geeks Podcast. We spend time talking about how we got into games and dispel the myth that video games are just for guys. Check out this video from Adam Ruins Everything:

We talk about some of the different game consoles, PC gaming, and Facebook/phone games. Bro-games/multi-player online games versus couch co-op or single player campaigns

Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter, Call of Duty, Lego everything (especially Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens)!, Halo, Castle Wolfenstein, Doom, Oregon Trail, Mass Effect, Shadows of Mordor, Bejeweled, Just Dance, Rock Band

For more info, there are a couple of great documentaries currently on Netflix.

  • Atari: Game Over
  • Video Games: The Movie
  • Indie Game: The Movie
  • Man vs. Snake

Starting gamers recommendation: It really depends on age, skill level, interests, etc. There really is no stock answer.


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