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Episode 72 – Cards Against Humanity LIVE at Comicpalooza!

Welcome to our Cards Against Humanity LIVE at Comicpalooza episode!! We had our very own panel where we recorded with a live audience and played an awesome game and gave out maybe the best trophy in the history of the world! Take a listen to find out what happens when 15 people are given a set hand of 5 cards and have to battle it out, tournament-style to see who can win!

A special thank you to celebrity guest judge, Miss Jenny Kelley (ILoveFlavor on YouTube,owner/host of Hello Woodlands, and local cosplay guru!)!

Cards Against Humanity LIVE at Comicpalooza!

Cards Against Humanity LIVE at Comicpalooza!

A massive shout-out to the people we actually knew in the room – Jon (Dogfin Radio), Brandon (Cult 45 Movie Podcast), Erica (Dogfin Radio, formerly of Serves You Right Podcast), Mandy (CasterQuest), Rob Zipp, Jessica (colleague to Operaman and all around friend/friend of the show/former guest), Randy, and so many others!

We are so thankful that we had a packed audience at the show and that everyone was completely awesome! Thank you to everyone who attended, participated, and didn’t freak out that a 9-year old was in the room with her headphones blaring (we aren’t monsters!!)

And another thank you to Jenny (as Emma Frost)

for being amazing with Liz’s niece, Madison, who was so excited to attend her first Comicpalooza! She had a ball and loved that everyone was so complimentary of her Harley Quinn outfit!

And the winner was…

Jon from Dogfin Radio! He managed to beat out the other 14 players with the best cards, with extra points awarded for voices!

Heather picked out the BEST trophy in the history of the world, so make sure you capture that caption…

 

Let us know what you thought of our first LIVE episode! We are hoping to do even larger and more interactive podcasts in the future! Leave us a comment here, or give us a 5-star rating AND review on iTunes! You can also message us on Twitter (@nerdybitchespod) or e-mail us at ContactUs@nerdybitches.com for future show ideas, or just to tell us how much you love us!

 

Enjoy the show!

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Not so great expectations

Episode 60: Not So Great Expectations

Happy New Year! 2016 was a total bitch, and not in a good way like we are. In this episode, we talk about the not so great expectations of being a girl, and also provide a memorial on the late Carrie Fisher.

Not so great expectations

In Memory of Carrie Fisher…

We recorded the actual episode before Christmas, so when we woke up to the news that Carrie Fisher, our beloved Princess Leia, had died a few days after a heart attack. It was really devastating. Liz wrote about it on her blog, so you can read that here, but this was our recognition of an amazing woman who was an actor, an advocate for the mentally ill, and a fantastic writer. The day after, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, also died. So much tragedy in such a short time. Prayers for Gary Fisher. You can’t explain death to a dog. Let the love of Carrie carry us forward into DOING something, rather than waiting for things to happen. Let’s make the world a better place.

Moving on…

Not So Great Expectations

Heather loves day-drinking, especially at a festival. And the drunk texts from her during these events are also amazingly weird. But we want to talk about what it’s like being a girl when you aren’t really a “girly girl” and aren’t meeting up to expectations – ours or the world’s. First of all, just because we don’t always want to be girly doesn’t mean we want to be dudes. Get over your “penis envy” comments just because we don’t feel like doing our hair or makeup every day.

Story about Speedos. Just… don’t. Also, New Year’s Resolutions… stop. Stop hating yourself when you don’t meet these flighty goals. Make real goals and work on them. We talk about some goals that we have made over the years to better ourselves that aren’t just short-term goals.

The expectations we put on ourselves are often harder than the ones society imposes. We always assumed that we would be more put-together as adult women. And we judged, growing up, the moms/women who weren’t. We imagined that at some age, we would wake up and get our shit together. Still waiting…

Listen in to the rest.

Note: This is the “comfy” bra Operaman brought Liz when we went out and forgot to put one on…

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2016 Netflix Originals Part 2

Episode 58 – 2016 Netflix Originals Part 2

In this episode, Liz and Heather cover 2016 Netflix Originals Part 2. One note – be sure to get your tickets for the Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve (use craigprice as a coupon code for $50 off a 4-day pass) with Stan Lee in Dallas December 29 – January 1. Our own Producer Craig will be moderating panels and a lot of cool people will be there. Check it out at www.marvelousnye.com.

2016 Netflix Originals Part 2

2016 Netflix Originals Part 2

We have decided that there should be Netflix for pets. But, since there isn’t currently, we can only talk about the one for peoples. So, here is the rest of 2016.

  • Orange is the New Black – We don’t care for the main characters, but Red is awesome. Also an interesting look at the difference between private and public prison institutions. Just look what happened to Luke Cage!
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender – Absolutely excellent! Completely worth the watch, especially if you aren’t into other areas of anime. Season 2 will be out in January 2017.
  • BoJack Horsemen – BoJack has issues. The animal jokes throughout are funny.
  • Stranger Things – This show is crazy good. The 1980s nostalgia alone is worth the watch. Mystery/thriller/sci-fi that really represents the 80s. It’s dark and gritty. We talk about the differences between the disappearances of Will and Barb and the importance of an active imagination. We go in depth with the different characters and actors on this one.
  • Luke Cage – Damn. He is hot. Aside from the hotness, this show is really good. Definitely one to check out and binge. Long discussion here.
  • Black Mirror – Totally fucked up, so it may take some time to get into. Kind of like your Klout score becoming your net worth.
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – A 4 part 90-min series catching up on what happened since we last visited Stars Hollow.

Be sure to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes or wherever. Because we are awesome.

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2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

Episode 57 – 2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss all of the 2016 Netflix Originals Part 1 that we have seen or heard good things about. Sit back and enjoy the first part, as we blab way too much for a single episode.

2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

We are also drinking on this episode – Fireball whiskey + Cream soda = Delicious! Plus a random discussion about coffee.

2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

  • Fuller House – Definitely worth the watch if you were a fan of the original series back in the 90s or in the last two decades as it has run in syndication.
  • Daredevil (Season 2) – Marvel has done an awesome job on these Netflix episodes because they can do so much in this format that can’t be done on network TV.
  • PeeWee’s Big Holiday – Same personality as back in the day, so check it out. Totally makes you forget about him jerking off in a movie theater.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 2) – So freaking funny. Enough said.
  • Patton Oswalt’s Talking for Clapping (stand-up comedy special) – So unbelievably funny. He is delightful. Also recommended: Lady Dynamite. Also, check out the College Humor series of BadMan (a take on Batman) – Patton Oswalt plays the Penguin and it’s awesome.
  • House of Cards – Creepy and awesome.
  • Grace and Frankie – Meh. This one had high hopes, but hasn’t really thrilled me yet.

 

In other news…

Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve

If you are thinking about what to do for New Years this year, think about heading up to Dallas for The Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve with Stan Lee! It’s a four day convention (December 29 – January 1). Producer Craig will be moderating several panels and has a $50 off coupon code on the 4-day pass. Code: craigprice at www.marvelousnye.com

 

Check out Part 2 of this episode next week!

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Who Wore it Best - Superhero

Episode 48 – Who Wore It Best Superhero Edition

In this episode, Heather and Liz welcome back Carla for a boozylicious Who Wore It Best Superhero Edition of the show! We each made a delicious cocktail and we are going to gab a bit about superhero fashion, among other topics!!

Who Wore it Best - Superhero

Boozylicious Who Wore It Best – Superhero Edition

The Cocktails

Carla created a drink called The Jitters (after the CC Jitters character in The Flash). It consists of coffee liquor and honey-flavored vodka and can be either a shot or sipped. This one was good, and tasted a bit like a buttery nipple shot.

Liz has recycled a drink from before and renamed it (previously The Smuggler’s Delight) and now the Barry Allen. It consists of Dr. Pepper and Torched Cherry Rum. It doesn’t taste like alcohol, so drinkers beware!! It is quite delightful!

Heather’s drink is served hot and contains coffee, half an ounce of kaluha, plus vanilla vodka – this is Black Widow (aka the hot Russian).

Who Wore It Best

1. Batman – Batfleck, Bale, or Keaton?

Batman WWIB

2. Wonder Woman – TV vs Movie

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3. Luke Cage – Comics vs. Marvel Netflix episode

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4. The Flash – TV vs. Movie

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5. Quicksilver – Avengers vs. X-Men

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We also took a little time to read some Yelp reviews on Houston-area strip clubs, based on the recommendation of our friend Liz Padjen. They are delightful! If you have a little time on a Wednesday night, check out this little corner of the internet you may not have visited. BTW – all chaps are assless. Also, buying dildos in front of friends and their mothers is weird. Just sayin… Wigs are fun. Party with the gays. These are just general suggestions for life. You’re welcome! And we don’t say “tabacky” in Texas. Boots are hard to wear.

Who Wore It Best Superhero Edition

Make sure you check out Carla’s Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarlaSueHouston?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Episode 32 – Boozylicious Girl Talk

In this episode, Liz and Heather welcome back some other nerdy bitches for a boozylicious girl talk day! We have Cassie, Kitty, and Sophie in the studio with us to drink and talk what it is like to be a girl geek! This episode’s drinks are sort of Star Wars themed.

Boozylicious Girl Talk

Heather’s drink: Tatooine Sunset

  • V8 Splash
  • Cointreau
  • 2 maraschino cherries

Liz’s drink: Smuggler’s Delight

  • Dr Pepper
  • Bacardi Torched Cherry Rum

Cassie’s drink: The Dark Side

  • Orange juice or V8 Tropical
  • Vanilla vodka
  • Triple Sec
  • Black vodka

FYI – Don’t forget to turn the boot when guzzling beer a la Beerfest. Otherwise, you will get it in the face, like a bad porno.

Heather shares an article on ridiculous lies pop culture tells to women (from the Daily Dot):

  1. A makeover will change your life. We disagree, mostly. Or perhaps we agree? For that one day, until we have to recreate the look the next day. Go get a professional bra fitting. You won’t regret it once you actually wear a bra that fits.
  2. Sex is very good every time and all the time. Meh. That’s way overstating things. We don’t want to feel guilty if it isn’t great all the time.
  3. Even in a post-apocalyptic world, women’s hygiene is always on point. Yeah, right. Our hygiene isn’t on point in this PODCAST, let alone living in a tree.
  4. Money is not necessary to live a glamorous life. We don’t think you can necessarily have a social life on a minimum wage job. A glamorous life is also super subjective.
  5. A man is not interesting unless he is brooding, dark, and tortured. Way too much work to deal with a high maintenance whiny bitch like that.

Be sure to check out our next book club selection, Lamb by Christopher Moore.

A big thanks to Cassie, Kitty, and Sophie for being on the show again!

 

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Episode 25 – Book Club – Dark Disciple: Star Wars

It’s Book Club Day! In this episode, Liz and Heather invite other Nerdy Bitches into the studio to discuss this week’s Book Club – Dark Disciple:Star Wars by Christie Golden. We brought back Kitty (Boozylicious and Cards Against Humanity episodes), along with new guests Cassi (Sarah and Cassi’s Nerdy Adventures

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) and Sophie, to discuss their take on this book. Fair warning – this episode is Boozylicious!

Dark Disciple

This is the story of Asajj Ventress. Ventress was a character from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, who played the assassin and apprentice of the evil Count Dooku. During the run of the series, Ventress is a thorn in the side of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, but also ends up being betrayed by Count Dooku, and ultimately takes off freelance with some bounty hunters (including a young Boba Fett). Her storyline was never concluded when the show was cancelled, so this book follows what happens after she leaves.

AsajjVentressThis book starts out with the Jedi Council deciding that they needed to send someone to assassinate Count Dooku (much to the dismay of Obi-Wan), so they bring in Quinlan Vos, a rogue, undercover Jedi, to go seek the aid of Ventress. We all have a bit of an issue with the Jedi ordering an assassination, which is completely out of character for the Jedi Order. Vos is sent to seek out Ventress under the guise of being a bounty hunter with her. He thinks he is being pretty sneaky at hiding his use of the Force, but in true Ventress-fashion, she figures him out pretty quickly.

QuinlanHSHere is the picture of Quinlan Vos, though in our minds he is a combination of Shemar Moore, Lenny Cravitz, and the love-child of Obi-Wan and Han Solo. He’s pretty much a badass.

We love how complex Ventress is – she is bad, but she also has the heart of gold, and can kick the ass of any Jedi. She is incredibly clever but still stands back a bit. She has been burned a lot by both the dark and the light and knows better than to trust either side completely. She is a really strong female character in her own right and doesn’t define herself by a dude. She is also willing to kill him when he turns to the dark side rather than have him go through what she has been through, and so that he can die who he was. No one else even notices that he is still dark.

Spoilers – Ventress sacrifices herself to save Vos, and by doing so, she brings him back from the dark side (like Jesus), and she also saves the Jedi Council and brings them back to who they really are.

Consensus – This book is awesome. Go read it.

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