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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Episode 106 – Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

In this episode, we finally get back to Stars Hollow to review the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life revival. If you missed our review of the original Gilmore Girls series, you can check that out here: http://www.nerdybitches.com/episode-96-gilmore-girls/

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

When we decided to cover Gilmore Girls for the podcast, we quickly realized that there was no way for us to cover all 8 seasons PLUS the four-part Netflix revival in one show, so we broke it down into the OG series and the revival. In this show, we hit all of the what the fuckery of it all, what our characters have been up to since the series ended, and what in the world is happening with them during this one arbitrary year.

The revival was broken down into four 90-minute shows, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. We break down each episode to talk about what we liked, what we didn’t, and OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING moments. We follow Emily, Lorelei, and Rory Gilmore through a year to see if any of them have bothered to grow since the OG series ended.

One thing that we both really loved was the fact that this series was developed for Netflix, which meant they could get away with a lot of things that never would have flown with a network. This includes a few choice swear words, which when coming out of the mouth of Emily Gilmore is total life.

We also thoroughly enjoy the spiral downward of always-perfect Rory, who is just annoying in the way everything has always worked out for her.

We also get to check in on all of our favorite characters from the town.

 

Nerdy Bitches on the Town!

We have both been crazy busy preparing for some AWESOME conventions! Heather and Producer Craig just made it back from Salt Lake Fan X where Craig served as panelist and moderator for some great events and Heather had an awesome time covering the con!

This weekend, Liz will be hitting Houston’s first Fandemic Tour with Miss Jenny Kelley and Geeks of the Galaxy! There will be celebrities, artists, and a lot of our podcasting friends to play with! Definitely check out our social media accounts to follow all the fun! (You can also follow @geeksofgalaxy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more geeky fun!

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Your Fave is Problematic

 

Support the Show

Head on over to our Patreon account to become an Official Nerdy Bitch! These conventions don’t come cheap! We also have some new merch and giveaways coming soon! We have some fun rewards for those who donate as little as $1/month!

Nerdy Bitches Patreon

 

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Fandemic Houston Twitter Party

Join Us at Houston’s First Fandemic Tour!

Houston Fandemic Tour

Come out to Houston’s first Fandemic Tour and join Liz in all the fun! There is an awesome line up of celebrity guests, including stars from The Walking Dead, Smallville, and more! Oh, and did we mention that the man, the myth, the legend—Chuck Norris will also be making an appearance on Sunday??

Grab your tickets and VIP passes over at https://www.tixr.com/groups/fandemic/events/fandemic-tour-houston-2018-6428

Liz will be out at NRG September 14 – 16 passing out Nerdy Bitches buttons and hanging with Miss Jenny Kelly and the rest of the Geeks of the Galaxy (more info coming VERY soon!!). Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for all the latest news and where to find us!

Some of the awesome guest line up include:

  • Walking Dead – Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pollyanna McIntosh, and more!
  • Smallville – Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, John Schneider
  • Dean Cain (Lois and Clark)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, and more
  • Jason David Frank (Power Rangers)
  • and so. many. more!!

For a full list of guests, click HERE

 

Traveling in for the show? Check out these hotels and grab a link to planning your trip HERE!

Fandemic Houston Twitter Party

Also join us on Twitter for the official Fandemic Houston Twitter Party on September 6th at 9 pm EST!! There will be lots of prizes and fun to be had!

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Nerdy Wishes,

Liz

Top Ten Best Parody Movies Ever

Episode 105 – Top Ten Best Parody Movies EVER

In this episode, Liz and Heather take a crack at listing the top ten best parody movies ever! This, of course, leads us to define what a parody movie is. We also give a little history on why we each think the movies on our respective lists deserve to be there. Enjoy!

par·o·dy (noun): an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.

Top Ten Best Parody Movies Ever

Top Ten Best Parody Movies EVER

In deciding on our top ten list, Liz and Heather each created their Top 5 lists, which were kept secret, only running them through Producer Craig to make sure we did not have duplicates on the list. Here is a rundown of each list.

Heather                                                 Liz

#5:   Wayne’s World                                      Robin Hood: Men in Tights

#4:   Austin Powers: Goldmember                UHF

#3:   21 Jump Street                                     Spaceballs

#2:   Anchorman                                           Galaxy Quest

#1: Tropic Thunder                                       The Pirate Movie

Honorable Mention: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Go check out our Twitter draft to weigh in on who had the better list!

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The Twitters Speak

We asked our awesome followers on Twitter to throw in some of their favorite parody movies of all time, and they gave us some others to consider. Shout outs to everyone who contributed!

Nerdy Bitches Book Club Selection

Our next book for the Book Club will be Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising book cover

So, get your library card out and dig in with us! We will hit this one in a couple of weeks.

Come See Us

Heather will be at the Salt Lake Fan X show in Utah in September.

Liz will be at The Fandemic Tour in Houston also in September.

 

Something to watch: Making Fun: The Story of Funko on Netflix.

Support the Show

If you want to see us provide even more convention coverage, give away cool things, and just basically improve the overall quality of our show, head on over and become an Official Nerdy Bitch at patreon.com/nerdybitches

Anything you give will be a great help! Check out our different reward tiers for all the best bitchin stuff!

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Episode 104 – Sheroes

In this episode, Heather and Liz sit down to discuss Sheroes: the women who inspired us as we grew up and influenced how we saw life. This term is also used to describe women who fight for women’s equality and rights. The term can be a little controversial, since the term “hero” is supposed to be gender neutral, but usually is geared towards men.

Sheroes

Who inspired us growing up? We talk about our direct sheores when we were kids, and some of the lack of female representation in the world (and some that were always there, but have just recently came to know about). Family, athletes, historical, and fictional figures all make the list.

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Who inspires us NOW? Who are the women today who inspire us to work on making the world a better place? Public figures, media gurus, fictional women, and the youth of America.

Who are our historical female heroes? We each highlight a women in history who shaped the way we see the world, whether we knew their names or not. Hint: Heather and Liz both chose women from NASA’s history. Click HERE for the photo Heather references in the episode.

Tiny Baby Liz with the Space Shuttle circa 1978ish

In Context Internet Quote

You’ve come a long way, baby! – Virginia Slims, 1968

Contact Us

Let us know who your sheroes are over on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

Want to talk with us and get behind-the-scenes info? Head on over to our Facebook Discussion Group! Just answer a few quick questions to pass the TROLL screaning exam, and start talking with us ASAP!

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100th Episode Live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

VIDEO – 100th Episode LIVE at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Did you listen to our 100th episode live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity?? It was pretty awesome! We have loved being part of your earholes for over 3 1/2 years and are looking forward to the future! (LISTEN HERE)

Our amazing friend Seale was on hand during this celebratory event to video, and it is now available on the Nerdy Bitches YouTube channel! You can also watch the video below.

100th Episode LIVE at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Feel free to subscribe to our page, and make sure you are subscribed on your favorite podcast catcher so you don’t miss the latest episodes!

100th Episode LIVE at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

If you would like to see more content like this, head on over to our Patreon page and support the show. You can get some awesome rewards for becoming a monthly subscriber! https://www.patreon.com/nerdybitches

Follow Us

Make sure you are following us on social media for all the scoop! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!

For more secret club handshake information, request to join our closed Facebook Discussion Group! Just make sure you answer the questions so that we can keep the group a troll-free playspace! http://www.facebook.com/groups/nerdyb1tchespodcast

Thank YOU!

We want to send a heartfelt thank you out to all of the people who made this episode and video happen! First, thank you to Producer Craig for always making sure we sound good, and for helping to host the game and keep things moving along! Second, thank you to Paul (aka Operaman) for always being the show’s #1 fan and supporter, and also for taking Liz’s niece out of the room so she wouldn’t be scarred for life!

Next, we of course want to take the ever talented Seale Adams for volunteering his time and abilities to take amazing video, both of this show and our Women in Podcasting panel. You are completely awesome!!

To our Houston-area podcast friends at Cult 45, Dogfin Studios, and Carla Sue Houston for being there to support us, as always! You guys are the best!

Thanks also to the University of Houston – Clear Lake’s The Signal for coming out to cover the event! This is Liz’s alma mater, so finding that they took an interest in our little dog and pony show was a delight! You can read more about that here: https://uhclthesignal.com/wordpress/2018/06/18/a-houston-natives-first-time-at-comicpalooza/

And finally, thank you to ALL of the strangers who came out to play the game with us and for being awesome participants! We couldn’t have done it without you! We were in a tough timeslot, and up against the Star Trek Q&A, so having a packed room was amazing!

xo, Liz and Heather

Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap-Up

Episode 101 – Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap Up

In this episode, we briefly try to do our Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap Up, and fail miserably at the “brief” part! There was SO much going on, and we just couldn’t help ourselves!! So listen to us gush about the amazing time we had, all of our awesome panels, our friends, and did we mention the celebrities??

Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap-Up

Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap Up

We not-so-briefly go through each day of the convention and talk about the awesome panels we attended, the panels we hosted, and how much fun it was to finally see each other again since Heather moved away!

There are probably some really long tangents about Harry Potter meet-ups and other things, but the conversation was fun, so we left them in.

Quick Review

  • Thursday – Badge pick up, reuniting with our friends, and grabbing lunch
  • Friday – Matinee Hereos panel, Peter Mayhew (moderated by Brandon from Cult 45), Liz gushing about TALKING to Peter Mayhew, and a lot on our trivia show down game show with Cult 45 podcast. The live stream for that show is available here.

After recording with Shasie, Heather made it to the Cult 45 Podcast live show. Liz was late and missed it since the room was PACKED! As a small consolation, she did get to say hello to (and get a wave and hello in return from) Tom Holland. After that, we had our LIVE show, which you can find here: http://www.nerdybitches.com/episode-100-live-from-comicpalooza-with-cards-against-humanity/http://www.nerdybitches.com/episode-100-live-from-comicpalooza-with-cards-against-humanity/

  • Sunday: We had our Women in Podcasting panel, which we hosted. The panel included Mandy from CasterQuest, Miss Jenny Kelley, and Thirsty from Raging Nerds. It was a great panel, and we are looking forward to seeing the video captured by Seale when it is available!

Women in Podcasting panel

Now, we are exhausted! Heather is going out on assignment for a few weeks to a couple of other conventions. In the meantime, Liz will be joined by guest host Mandy until Heather is back! Look for those episodes coming soon!

 

Thanks again to the team at Comicpalooza for our third time as part of their official podcasting program. We have a great time every year, and this is definitely our favorite convention! We are already looking forward to next year!

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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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Independence Day

Episode 69 – Independence Day

To celebrate our excitement for Comicpalooza (May 12-14 in Houston!), in this episode, Heather and Liz do another Classic Movie Review on 1996’s Independence Day! This awesome action movie stars Mary McDonnell, who will be attending the festivites at Comicpalooza this year! In this movie, she plays First Lady Marilyn Whitmore.

Independence Day

 

Independence Day

We spend a good amount of time discussing this movie – all of our favorite parts, lines, and gaping plot holes. But we really do love it! The show is nearly as long as the movie!

Comicpalooza

We are proud to be part of the Comicpalooza Podcast Program for the second year! Come down and see us at Texas’ largest comic convention! It also serves as a huge literary convention. There is guaranteed to be a little something for everyone!

May 12-14, 2017

George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas

Buy your tickets now at: https://register.growtix.com/e/comicpalooza_2017?cc=website17

 

Announcement

We will be hosting a LIVE podcast event at Comicpalooza this year!! Along with recording in front of a live audience, we will also be playing a game of Cards Against Humanity! It is absolutely going to be a blast!! Come on down to see us and maybe sit in on a round! **In case you might not know, we will be listed in the program as “Nerdy B*s Live Podcast with Cards Against Humanity.” Our show is also not safe for children. You have been warned!!**

Saturday, May 13, 2017 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Room 370C (*time and location are subject to change, so please consult the convention schedule or the Comicpalooza app!)

 

We hope to see you all there! Make sure you are following us on social media to find us! Twitter (@nerdybitchespod), Instagram (@nerdybitches), and Facebook! We will try our best to post a lot of pictures, locations, and live videos!

 

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AND the lucky winner is…

Enter to win this gorgeous print by Sarita Ackerman by contacting us with the keyword!!

Print by Sarita Ackerman

So, we have come to the end of our awesome Wonder Woman print giveaway (a $60 value), donated to us at Houston’s Comicpalooza by the amazingly talented Sarita Ackerman (saritaackerman.com)! All the entries are tallied and the winner is…

Rob Dingman!

Congratulations, Rob!

Keep listening to our show for future giveaways!