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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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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!!

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Robots and cyborgs and droids oh my

Episode 67 – Robots and Cyborgs and Droids, Oh My!!

Robots and Cyborgs and Droids Oh My!! In this episode, Heather and Liz discuss their favorite near-human companions throughout sci-fi and fantasy! Join us as we hit our favorites throughout our favorite fandoms.

Robots and cyborgs and droids oh my

Robots and Cyborgs and Droids, Oh My!!

This may be our most mansplained episode ever, so we will see how that goes along. A robot is a machine that does the job of a human. An android is a robot is generally made to look like a human. Cyborgs have organic material mixed with mechanical stuff.

[We are not talking bout Roombas and robot maids and sex bots, though we do actually talk about a few of those things. Vacuums totally blow, by the way.]

We took a quiz to see which Star Wars droids we are. Liz got K-2SO and Heather got BB-8. We would like to see a buddy movie made with those two, so someone get on that! We go on a bit of a tangent regarding introverts vs. extroverts. Shout out to our new friends at Serves You Right podcast!

The Star Wars universe is chock full of droids, and these are mostly our favorites. C-3PO, R2-D2, BB-8, K-2SO.

We also went through literature, music, film, and TV.

Music:

  • Mr. Roboto by Styx

Literature:

  • Tik Tok from Return to Oz (1907)
  • Marvin the Paranoid Android (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

Film:

  • Ash (Alien) / Bishop (Aliens)
  • Boobo – Clash of the Titans
  • T-800 from Terminator
  • Beta (Alex Rogan replacement) from The Last Starfighter
  • Ralph and Max Flight of the Navigator
  • Johnny 5 – Short Circuit
  • Robocop
  • The Fixits – Batteries Not Included
  • Dot Matrix – Spaceballs
  • Fembots – Austin Powers
  • Battle droids  – Star Wars Clone Wars
  • Toy Santa – The Santa Clause 2
  • B-4 (Data’s brother) – Star Trek
  • Transformers: The Movie
  • Wall-E et. al.
  • Ultron and Vision – Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • BB-8, K-2SO
  • Buzz Lightyear – Toy Story

TV:

  • Transformers (especially Optimus Prime and Bumblebee)
  • Voltron (new and old)
  • Rosie the Maid – The Jetsons
  • Cybermen, K-9, Daleks – Doctor Who
  • Data, Lor, and Lal – Star Trek: TNG
  • Cylons – Battlestar Galactica
  • Kitt – Knight Rider
  • Bender – Futurama
  • Small Wonder – robot kid
  • My Electric Grandmother

Robots and Cyborgs and Droids, Oh My!!

 

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Ask a Nerdy Bitch Part 2

Episode 66 – Ask a Nerdy Bitch Part 2

In this episode, Heather and Liz continue answering listener questions in Ask a Nerdy Bitch Part 2!

Ask a Nerdy Bitch Part 2

 

Ask a Nerdy Bitch Part 2

Questions came from the following awesome listeners! Thank you for your questions!

  • Bdemdown – Cult 45: The Movie Podcast
  • Jon – Dogfin Radio
  • Randy – Dogfin Radio
  • Bryan – BryFy Podcast
  • Chelsea

Send us your questions and we will do our best to answer them. ContactUs@nerdybitches.com

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Ask a Nerdy Bitch - Part 1

Episode 65 – Ask a Nerdy Bitch – Part 1

In this episode, Heather and Liz answer listener questions in Ask a Nerdy Bitch – Part 1! Listen in to hear all the gossip!

Ask a Nerdy Bitch - Part 1

Ask a Nerdy Bitch – Part 1

We wanted to take some time to answer some questions asked to us by friends, listeners, and fellow podcasters. We did not prep the answers before sitting down together, so our answers are pretty spontaneous. We will shout out to each person in this episode!

  • The Cutaways Podcast (Ashley & Justine)
  • The Nerdery (JD)
  • Ofelia (previous guest)
  • Mindfudge Podcast (Justin – formerly of Comical Podcast; currently with Graybear Comics)

We spent a lot of time on each of these questions, so we ended up splitting the episode up into two parts so that we could give these the attention they needed without having a crazy-long episode.

 

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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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Book Club Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Episode 53 – Book Club: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

In this episode, Liz and Heather welcome Kitty back into the studio for our Book Club: Pride and Prejudice and ZOMBIES!! We read the original Jane Asten classic along with the zombified version to compare the two. It’s a boozylicious episode!

Book Club: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

None of us had read the original before, which is why we went ahead and read both books for this particular book club. We gab for a while about the books we had to read (but probably didn’t) in high school.

Listen in as we discuss our thoughts on the books, the use of language in the books, and the addition of zombies and whether is added anything to the original storyline. In the zombie version, we really enjoyed the fact that Charlotte turns into a zombie and nobody notices. In this book, your main job was zombie hunting, until you got married. Then your hunting days were over.

Book Club: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Also, cousin marriages are gross. And pre-marital blood tests are weird. There were a lot of great comedic moments in both books. We also realize that we probably wouldn’t have been rich in this scenario. We would be servants or merchants, and that pretty well sucks. Also, traveling for days to see your family who are just a few miles away. And Mrs. Bennet is an asshole.

So many more thoughts, but I’m pretty sure no one reads the show notes anyway 😉 This will be the experiment to see who is still reading. In our next episode, we will be talking all about Star Trek – the shows, the movies, and the reboots! Make sure you check back in with us next week!

Book Club: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

NERD YEAR’s EVE in Dallas this year! Our own Producer Craig may be moderating some panels! If you don’t have plans and aren’t too far from Dallas, go check it out!

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Episode 43 – Book Club: World War Z

Book Club: World War ZIt’s FINALLY time to cover our Book Club: World War Z episode! We have been talking about doing this episode for months, but have been sidetracked for the past few months with convention season! You will have to forgive any forgetfulness, as it has been several months since we listened to the audio book.

We were really impressed with the format in which this book takes place, where it is all post-war interviews. We loved the audio book for this, as the cast is completely amazing, especially in the unabridged edition. Had this book been a straight narrative, we wouldn’t have been interested at all.

Some of the amazing actors in this book are Alan Alda, Nathan Fillion, Mark Hamill, Henry Rollins, Denise Crosby, Jeri Ryan, and so many more. Here is the complete cast list.

The scariest part of this book was the fact that there really wasn’t anywhere to run to that was safe. Zombies can survive in every environment, under water, up a tree, etc. As humans, we can’t even wrap our heads around this thought.

We go through some of our favorite stories and talk through our thoughts and feelings on each.

 

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Episode 36 – Book Club: Lamb

In this episode, Liz and Heather talk about our most recent Book Club: Lamb by Christopher Moore. We LOVE THIS BOOK. It is so funny and also makes you think. Here is the disclaimer – if you are super starchy religious or have a stick up your ass, you may want to skip that episode.

Book Club: Lamb

The Book

Note: Donkey and Goat Wine is what Heather is talking about – fermented natural wine that tastes like grape juice. Check it out.

We will soon be adding a Classic Movie Club to our podcast, in addition to our Book Clubs. Our first movies will be Alien/Aliens since there will be a reunion of Aliens at Comicpalooza in Houston in June.

Here’e the plot of the book: The angel Raziel has come back 2,000 years after the death of Christ and has brought back Biff, Jesus’ childhood pal, to tell his Gospel – the 30 year gap in what happened to Jesus (Joshua) from about age 6 until his death. Biff is locked in a hotel room, writing his version of events of the day. Since Joshua is supposed to be the Messiah and is to be without sin, he gets Biff to do the sinning for him, and then tell him about it later. They also have their childhood friend, Mary Magdalene (Maggie) to contend with. She is in love with Joshua and Biff is in love with Maggie… good times.

Joshua and Biff go on an epic journey throughout the land searching for the three magi who were present at his birth to try to learn how to be the Messiah; Balthazar, Gaspar, and Melchior are there names.

Lots of love, sinning, sex, Bible stuff, and more. Read it, listen to it, and listen to us. Because this is cool Jesus. And we like cool Jesus. Trust us, yo.

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Comicpalooza Podcast Program 2016 - Book Club Lamb

OH AND THE BIGGEST COOLEST NEWS NOT IN THE PODCAST: We have been accepted into the Compicpalooza Podcast Partnership Program for 2016!! We are super excited to be a part of this and will be recording episodes as part of that program… so definitely jump on board with that!

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