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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.

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

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100th Episode Live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Episode 100 – LIVE from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

It’s finally here!! In this episode, we are celebrating our 100th episode LIVE from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity!! We also had some very special guests and listeners leave some awesome messages, and you will hear those throughout the live game play. Heather and Liz were back in the same state again, so it only made sense to make this milestone episode something special!

Live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Winner with runners-up

LIVE from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity!

We may have stretched time a little to make this milestone happen when and how it did, but it was totally worth it! Our podcasting room was packed with people sitting along the walls just to watch. A big chunk of the audience played the game WITH us in a tournament-style show down to get to a single winner of our amazing Nerdy Bitches trophy (which is a female body building trophy, in actuality, but the caption on the trophy says it all!). And believe me, they WANTED this trophy. Our reigning champion from 2017 was there to defend his title, even though we told him we wouldn’t take away his trophy.

Who WOULDN’T want this little gem in their trophy case??

The game play was amazing, loud, and a great deal of fun, and we really hope you enjoy. Note: It has been edited to cut out the boring parts while we overexplain the modified rules, people are shuffling cards, and lining up. You are getting the solid action!

Shout Outs!

We put out an invitation via social media for anyone who wanted to send in a congratulations message, and we have included those soundbites and voicemail messages throughout the show. We love these folks and really appreciate them taking the time to send in a message! If they have a podcast, we are linking it below.

We want to extend a HUGE Thank You to everyone who has participated in making this 100th episode amazing!! Thank you to:

  • Producer Craig, for always making us sound like we know what we are doing!
  • OperaMan, for always being a supportive listener and one who provides us with great feedback.
  • Cult45 Podcast for being awesome brothers-in-arms to our show and to Brandon for acting as bouncer during the show when some idiots got a little rowdy!

And a GIGANTIC thank you to Seale Adams for coming all the way in just to film our little dog and pony show!! We cannot wait to share his videographic genius with all of you via our YouTube Channel when it is completed!

R to L: Heather, Seale, Liz  – Live from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

 

Thank you to all of our listeners for allowing us to hit this milestone in our podcasting careers. We are looking forward to many more and have some awesome things in the works, so stick around!!

Rate and Review

We are so grateful for anyone who leave a 5-star rating and review in Apple Podcasts. A word of warning – Apple does not allow “offensive language” in their reviews, so if you mention the name of the show, or bitches or whatever, it will eat the review and we will never know your lovely thoughts. I have found that just typing b*tches is more than sufficient to make it past the censors. We would love to hear from you!

xo,

Liz and Heather

 

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Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Episode 97- Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Surprise! In this episode, we will be doing our Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact, in honor of guests Brent Spiner and Levar Burton.Every year, we choose a classic movie to review based on the guests for Comicpalooza. This year, we chose TWO movies to review! We left one selection up to the fans via Twitter poll, and we chose the other.

Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Liz and Heather talk through the movie, discussing what all is happening, along with their thoughts on those goings-on. WARNING: As this is a movie review, it does contain SPOILERS. If you have not see this movie from 1996 and are listening in, that’s on you.

We talk about some of the things we liked and also those sections that just don’t hold up over time. Some may even seem a bit like fan fiction! We give our final thoughts, and answer some Star Trek-related questions sent by our Castaway friends.

Liz also recently guested on both Everything I Learned From Movies with Steve and Izzy to discuss the 90s movie Zeus & Roxanne and all things THE GUTE. She also guest hosted this week on CasterQuest, filling in on a replacement episode (Ep. 11) in their Name of the Wind book club! So make sure to go check out those shows at the links below!

PROMO – Everything I Learned From Movies

 

Comicpalooza Updates

Our panels have been approved and we finally have the schedule! If you want to come support the show and meet us in person, you will find us at the following places/times. (*Check show schedule to confirm times and locations, as they could be subject to change.)

  • Friday, May 25 5:00 – 6:00: Nerd Podcast Trivia FACEOFF Game Show featuring Nerdy Bitches Podcast vs. Cult 45: The Movie Podcast
  • Saturday, May 26: 5:00 – 6:00: Nerdy B*s LIVE 100th episode podcast with Cards Against Humanity
  • Sunday, May 27 2:00 – 3:00: Women in Podcasting panel, Hosted by Nerdy Bitches Podcast, and featuring Mandy from CasterQuest, Jenny Kelly from I Love Flavor/Hello Woodlands, and Thirsty from Raging Nerds Podcast
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Gilmore Girls

Episode 96 – Gilmore Girls

On this episode, Liz and Heather finally tackle all seven original seasons of Gilmore Girls! During another one of our infamous fan-trades, Heather agreed to watch all seven seasons plus the revival. In return, Liz will be watching Game of Thrones, which will be discussed sometime during the summer. Probably. We are only tackling the original series in this episode, as also covering the revival would have put the show around 10 hours. The revival and our final-final thoughts will be released this summer. Stay tuned!!

Gilmore Girls

But First…

Big news! We are officially part of the 2018 Comicpalooza Podcast Partnership Program!! Woohoo!! This is the third year in a row for us, and we are SO excited! We have also submitted several panels to host during the convention, so stay tuned for the details on where you can see us LIVE and IN PERSON! Heather will also be returning to Houston from California for the event, so it will be the first time she and Liz will see each other in about six months.

And now… on to the show!

Gilmore Girls

Heather had never seen the series before the fandom swap, and Liz only started watching it in 2016, when the revival was announced. In this episode, we discuss the many relationships that exist within the series. To name a few…

  • Lorelei and Rory
  • Emily and Lorelei
  • Rory and Dean/Jess/Naked Guy/Logan
  • Lorelei and Max/Digger/Christopher/Luke
  • ALL of the other characters in Stars Hollow
  • Rory and Paris
  • Lorelei and Sookie

During our relationships discussions, we hit a lot of different topics and talk through most of the major plot lines throughout the run of the series. Find out if we love it, hate it, or hate to love it!

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This week, we highlight our friends Ashley and Justine over at The Cutaways Podcast!! These ladies are some of our very favorites and we are excited to send some of our love their way! Go check them out wherever you find your quality podcasts!

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Comicpalooza

If you want a chance to meet us in person and you live (or will fly) to the Houston area, come check out the show at George R. Brown Convention Center May 25 – 27, 2018! Go to www.comicpalooza.com to get your tickets and book your hotel today!

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This n That

Episode 95 – This n That

In this episode, Liz and Heather sit down to discuss a little bit of nerdy news in This n That.
This n That

This n That

We decided to discuss some current events that have been out there that don’t necessarily call for an entire show. Some of the topics of conversation are

  • Superhero movie directors
  • Nathan Fillion in his Browncoat on American Housewife? (Recommendation from Liz: go check out Con Man on SyFy!)
  • Captain Marvel [lady] (yay female superhero!!)
  • Is Groot really DEAD??? Son of Groot???
  • Black Panther has increased the adoption rates of black cats!
  • Chris Pine in A Wrinkle in Time looks remarkably like the dude from Team America. Discuss.Chris Pine Team America Comp
  • Star Wars Rebels finale brings cool things into canon.
  • Batman’s eye film [eye makeup discussion to commence in 3…2…1…]
  • Olympians are apparently slackers according to grumpy old people. WHAT HAVE YOU EVER DONE, CAROL???
  • Operaman owes Liz 37 million puppies
  • Zac Snyder was FIRED! {commence tap dancing}
  • OBI-WAN KENOBI MOVIEEEEEE… allegedly…
  • F-Bombs on TV! We are thinking about getting them to sponsor us.

Bitch of the Week

Facebook. Yeah.

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Tropes and Cliches

Episode 94 – Tropes and Cliches

In this episode, Heather and Liz explore popular Tropes and Cliches used in movies, tv, and literature. Seen it over and over? So have we.

Tropes and Cliches

Tropes and Cliches

We wanted to talk about the difference between a trope and a cliche, because we see the same things over and over in TV and movies, especially with the advent of binge watching due to streaming services, DVRs, and on-demand options.

Examples:

  • Boy meets girl/loses girl/gets girl back
  • Will they/won’t they/ of course they will

Some of our discussion:

  • Action stars will fight their way through 2,000 henchmen to get to the big bad, but won’t kill him because he doesn’t want to be “just as bad as him.’
  • To change your life and everything about you, all you need is a makeover!
  • Scientists have to say things deliberately complicated so that someone else can make the statement, “In English, please!”
  • Every ensemble needs an idiot. [See potential scavenger hunt for Comicpalooza]
  • “We need to talk.”
  • It always rains at funerals.
  • Underdog will always win.
  • Badass female character must be perfect AND a physical badass.

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Episode 93 – Dungeons & Dragons Campaign: Finding Stellan Skarsgård

In Dungeons & Dragons Campaign: Finding Stellan Skarsgård, after manually wooing some wolves and bringing them into our party, the gang heads deeper into Cragmaw Cave in search of Stellan Skarsgård. This is the second part of our previous adventure. In this campaign, we are working our way through the 5th Edition Starter Set with Operaman as our DM.

Game Players in this Episode:

  • Dungeon Master (DM): Paul, aka Operaman
  • Rivonel the Melodious (aka River Song), wood elf ranger: Liz, Nerdy Bitches Podcast
  • Joyassa, dragonborn sorcerer: Heather, Nerdy Bitches Podcast
  • Shyntal’drin Ale’urden (Shin), drow rogue: Producer Craig, Nerdy Bitches Podcast
  • Ba’Sha the Tusky, half-orc paladin: Mandy, CasterQuest
  • Brigid, human cleric: Thirsty, Dogfin Radio (and now Raging Nerds Podcast)

Dungeons & Dragons: Finding Stellan Skarsgård

Dungeons & Dragons: Finding Stellan Skardård

After the party entered the cave, and Basha the Tusky jerked off three wolves and gained their loyalty, the gang took the pack with them deeper into Cragmaw Cave in search of the human who may know the location of the map to the castle and Wave Echo Cave (we have named him Stellan Skarsgård because we cannot remember his real name).

As we delve further, we come to a crossroads and find our first adventure lurking quietly under the bridge…

 

 

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Episode 92 – BOOK CLUB – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

In this episode, Liz and Heather continue working their way through the halls of Hogwarts with our Book Club Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book 2 in the series).

Book Club Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Exciting News!

We are rolling up on our 100th episode, and we would love to have some clips from friends and listeners to include during this episode. You can just send a congratulations, tell us about your favorite moments, or just whatever you would like to say. You can e-mail the audio clip to ContactUs@nerdybitches.com by March 31, 2018!

Book Club Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

We work our way through the second book in the series in detail. We have given up on attempting summaries because we suck at them, so if you need that, check out some other site and come back to us. There are a lot of laughs and a lot of WTF kind of moments where we question the intelligence of Ron and Harry. But, really… what can you expect from a couple of 12 year old kids.

Spoiler Alert – We will be talking in-depth about this book ONLY, but will not be spoiling any future books or movies, as much as we might want to. So, if you haven’t read beyond this book, no worries!

PROMO – High Expectations Podcast (1:16 mark)

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Ask A Nerdy Bitch Segment

We answer give advice and answer listener questions on etiquette from a nerdy bitch perspective. Thank you to What Were They Thinking podcast, Besotted Geek podcast, Everything I Learned from Movies podcast, Cult 45 Podcast, History of Bad Ideas podcast, and our own OperaMan for submitting your questions!

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The Disney Empire

Episode 91 – The Disney Empire

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss the Disney empire and their plan for world domination. Or at least box office domination. Settle in for some Red Vines and Reeses Penis!

The Disney Empire

The Disney Empire

Time to bow to our new overlords! We discuss the recent announcement that Disney has acquired part of 20th Century Fox and the franchises it will now own and their implications for the movie industry. We also talk about what this takeover will mean for the future of Netflix, Hulu, and Disney’s proposed streaming service. Is this a good thing? Are we excited? What are the short- and long-term ramifications of this in light of the previous purchases of Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm?

FYI – This episode goes off the rails a bit in the middle.

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What Were They Thinking

Ask A Nerdy Bitch

In this segment, we sit down and answer some burning listener questions. Episode questions come from

  • Tom & Steve Show
  • Randy at Cult 45 Podcast
  • Hile on Life
  • Steve & Izzy at Everything I Learned From Movies
  • Besotted Geek Podcast
  • CoryG from 80s Movie Graveyard
  • Brent – Home Video Hustle
  • Nick & Vince

Future Ask A Nerdy Bitch segments will (hopefully) revolve around advice and/or etiquette questions. You can send your questions to contactus@nerdybitches.com or DM us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Recommendation – The Shape of Water (Heather)

 

 

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Star Wars: Thrawn

Episode 90 – BOOK CLUB – Star Wars: Thrawn

In this Book Club episode, Liz and Heather dive into Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn! This beloved extended universe character has been brought back into the Star Wars canon in this book and in the animated series, Rebels.

Star Wars: Thrawn

Star Wars: Thrawn

Welcome to our first book club episode of 2018! We are actually on time (for once), so listen in as we start the new year off right! In this first book, we get the origin story on one of the greatest “villans” of all time (in Star Wars), Grand Admiral Thrawn. This book, unlike others we have read, comes from his perspective, rather than those of our regular Rebellion heroes.

Obviously, the whole book club will be full of spoilers. Duh!!

This story follows Thrawn, Eli Vanto, and (B-story) Ahrinda Pryce and how they have come to be in their positions within the Empire.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2 of the series)

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