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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

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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!

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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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The Last Jedi

Episode 88 – The Last Jedi (Spoilers!!!)

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss The Last Jedi and their 3 year anniversary! It’s hard to believe that we have been “on the air” for three years already, but here we are! We are also welcoming another new year.

The Last Jedi

Happy New Year and Happy 3 Year Anniversary to Us!

We have had so much fun over the past three years and cannot wait to see what 2018 holds! We talk a little about our troll who came back out of the woodwork over Christmas. If you want to troll the troll, be our guest.

We also devote a lot of time talking about winter in Houston, because it has been crazy cold here for no good reason. We even had snow this year.

Recommendation: WTForecast app – This is for iPhone users and it is a weather app that gives you snarky commentary to go with your forecast.

Warning: This is a SPOILER-filled episode. Spoilers start around the 13:00 mark. You have been warned. Proceed at your own risk.

The Last Jedi

Liz and Operaman watched the movie the first time on opening night with Mandy from Casterquest, while Heather and Producer Craig missed their original screening due to shitty plumbing and had to hit it on Saturday morning.

Listen in for all of our opinions, fan theories, and where we think the franchise can go from here.

Also, for those who hated the movie, try watching it again.

Nerdy Bitches Book Club

Our next book club episode will be Thrawn by Timothy Zahn! We highly recommend listening to the audio book, as with all Star Wars books.

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

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We Heart Houston

Episode 84 – We Heart Houston

In this very special episode, we heart Houston and learn a little about Texas food and the fact that HEATHER IS MOVING AWAY!! Don’t worry, the show WILL go on and will stay awesome. But, before the leaves the great state of Texas, we have to talk about all the things she is going to miss!

We Heart Houston

We Heart Houston

So, Heather finished up her degree back in May, applied for the kickass job of her dreams and got it!! We are so proud of all of her accomplishments! That kickass job will be taking her to California, so while Liz will miss her fiercely, she is getting an incredible opportunity to make her dreams come true!

We took this opportunity to talk all about our home city and the things we love about it – mainly the FOOD! If you have never been to Houston and have a notion of what it is all about, I guarantee you are wrong! So, take a listen to our last in-studio session for a while (she will be back for Comicpalooza in May!) and hopefully no one gets too teary!

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And DO NOT FRET!! Nerdy Bitches will continue on, and probably with more regularity now that we will be recording sessions online weekly. We love you all!

xo, Liz and Heather

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Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 2

Episode 83 – BOOK CLUB: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 2

BOOK CLUB: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 2

In this episode, Liz and Heather cover the rest of the first book, starting at Chapter 7! We had so much to say on this book that it couldn’t be contained in a single episode!! Make sure you check out the first part if you missed it!

Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 2

Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 2

We only made it as far as the Hogwart’s Express in the first part of this episode, so prepare for a world of wonder as Harry enters the wizarding school for the first time, goes to some classes, and plays for the Gryffindor house Quiddach team. Along the way, Harry discovers some shady characters and a plot that could change the course of the wizarding world! Will an 11 year old be able to keep the powers of evil at bay? Duh.

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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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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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Book Club: Felicia Day

Episode 70 – Book Club: Felicia Day

In this episode, Liz and Heather sit down for Book Club: Felicia Day (You’re Never Weird on the Internet, Almost). We are super excited since this author, actress, and all around nerdy phenomenon will be attending Comicpalooza here in Houston May 12-14 at the George R. Brown Convention Center!

Book Club: Felicia Day

Book Club: Felicia Day

In this book, Felicia talks about her weird (her words!) childhood, schooling, and talent and how they led her to become the awesome nerd we all know and love today. If she looks familiar, you have probably seen her in Supernatural, Eureka, Doctor Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, and ALL over the internet! She pretty much invented the web series with The Guild! This is definitely a must-read book for geek girls out there. She also talks about her own experience after gamer gate and how she came back from that stronger.

Comicpalooza 2017

We are only a week away from this year’s Comicpalooza! We are so excited to be part of the podcasting program for the second year, AND this year we will be hosting our own live podcast panel as part of the show! Get your tickets at https://register.growtix.com/e/comicpalooza_2017?cc=website17

Nerdy B*s Live Podcast with Cards Against Humanity

As you can see, we have had to censor our name for the convention program, but we are still us and our signature brand of nerdiness and language will still be there! Come play Cards Against Humanity with us Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 6 – 7pm in room 370C! It will be a blast!!

Make sure you are following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep track of where we are and where you can meet us!!

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Doctor Who Season 9

Episode 68 – Doctor Who Season 9

In this episode, Liz and Heather finally discuss Doctor Who Season 9, along with our hopes, dreams, and fears about Season 10, along with the upcoming departure of both Steven Moffett and our beloved Peter Capaldi!

Doctor Who Season 9

Super Huge Announcement!!! [Insert Party Horns Here]

We are SUPER excited to announce that we have been selected for the second year to be part of the 2017 Comicpalooza Podcast Partnership Program!!! What that means is that we will be attending the event as part of their press team, will be bringing you all the great info from the floor, and may even be having our own events at the con! If you have never been to a convention like this before, get your tickets NOW!! It is totally worth it and you will love it! We have amazing guests coming this year, including most of the Marvel Defenders, Felicia Day, Chuck Norris, and many many more!! Stay tuned for more big news! May 12-14, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas!

Doctor Who Season 9

Just a note – This is actually our second recording, but we lost the first one, so just know, you missed the Oscar-worthy edition. But, this is finally our chance to get around to talking about Season 9 and how much we really enjoyed it… even Clara (who we typically hated)!!

We go through each of the two-fers in the season and then talk about the new writer and whomever the new Doctor might be. We loved that they brought back Missy for the first few episodes. She is a great villain and we love her.

Upcoming Book Club…

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day!

Felicia will be at Comicpalooza this year, so we have our fingers crossed that we will get to meet her and maybe even get her on the podcast! So, get to reading! And feel free to tweet her and let her know to look for us!

Be The Match Booth at Comicpalooza

Be the Match swabs people for the National Bone Marrow Registry, and they will have a booth at Comicpalooza this year, and Liz wants YOU to get over there and swab to see if you could possibly be the match for 2 year old Roman. (join.bethematch.org/teamroman) It’s really for anyone who could possibly need a bone marrow transplant, so get out there and be a hero, with or without a cape! <3 How can you resist this face???

 

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If you want to be a part of our special event during the convention, email ContactUs@nerdybitches.com and let us know! We would love to see you there!

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Book Club: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Episode 64 – Book Club: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

In this episode, Liz and Heather tackle another Book Club: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Grab your towel, down a couple of pints, and listen in as we talk about this geek classic!

Book Club: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

 

Book Club: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was originally a radio play, then a novel, then a series, then a mini-series, and finally the movie; spanning 1979 – 2005. Thanks to our friend @sealeadams on Twitter for making the recommendation to read this on the Book Club.

Listen in for the plot summary (also available on online).

Cast Members:

  • Arthur Dent, England, Earth
  • Ford Prefect, alien, Bettleguise
  • The Vogon Construction Fleet
  • Zaphod Beeblbrox and Trillion (human, Earth) aka Tricia McMillon
  • Marvin the Paranoid Android and Eddie the computer (on the Heart of Gold)
  • Slartybartfast
  • Deep Thought (computer on Magrathea)
  • Mice

Goodreads

Are you using the Goodreads app to track your reading? They have an optional reading challenge where you can challenge yourself to read and track a certain number of books per year. It’s a good app if you are a big reader.

 

Random quotes and rants flow, as always. Read instructions before asking your wife. Read them again and try it yourself before asking your wife. She will appreciate it. And think you are smarter.

Let’s Talk Period Panties…

Sorry boys, but these are important thing.

 

Also… All of the episodes of The Golden Girls are now available on Hulu.

 

Here’s Our New Goal

Get Felicia Day on the Nerdy Bitches Podcast when she is here in May for Comicpalooza. If you have a connection, help us out!! We are so wanting to have her on the show because we love her! Help Help Help!! Forward, Retweet, Call her… whatever it takes!

 

Also send us your ideas on future book club episodes!

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