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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

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

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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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Fan Fiction

Episode 102 – Fan Fiction

In this episode, Heather is out on assignment, enjoying all of the awesome things California fan conventions offer, so Liz was joined by special guest host Mandy to read some erotic fan fiction! Mandy is the host of CasterQuest, an awesome podcast that covers Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles, Game of Thrones, and does an annual 4th of July fan fiction episode!! We decided to take the plunge into this entertaining and disturbing world!

Trigger Warning: This episode contains erotica and some disturbing mental imagery and is 100% not safe for work or children. You have been warned…

Fan Fiction

 

Fan Fiction

Disclaimer: None of the stories included belong to us, thankfully. We are also not shaming anyone for what they write. Please continue with your amazing stories! We will do our very best to let you know where you can find these gems for yourself! Most of our stories came from FanFiction.net, fyi. Please also note we are day drinking throughout this episode. Sometimes straight from the bottle.

Fan Fiction

Time Stamps:

9:47: Frosted Tips by Lana in Macondo: Erotic, disturbing. This story features Ted Cruz and Guy Fieri heading on over to FlavorTown. (https://lanamacondo.tumblr.com/post/144719920453/frosted-tips)

17:51: Famous Last Words by madame.alexandra: Humor, erotic-light. This story features Han and Leia, some time after A New Hope. (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12959549/1/Famous-Last-Words)

24:27: RoadKill by Piper Julian: Humor, death. This story recounts the final showdown between Harry Potter, Voldemort, and an unlikely ally! (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5251386/1/Roadkill)

33:53: Promo: CasterQuest (duh!)

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35:42: You Can’t Do That With The Force!! by Dark Poltergeist: Seriously erotic; excerpt. This story features Han and Leia at a party, and a pretty stupid, farm-boy Luke. (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12832158/1/You-Can-t-Do-That-With-The-Force)

56:02: Nerdy Bitches Patreon Promo

56:47: Don’t Worry, Frodo. We’ll Get the Chance by Twisted Angel 08. Seriously erotic, hobbit-on-hobbit action. In this story, we are actually only covering Chapter 2: A Mouthful of Frodo. You can read the entire story at the link below. We also end up bringing OperaMan in for part of this story, just so we can watch his face while we read. It was well worth it. (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8758740/2/Don-t-Worry-Frodo-We-ll-Get-The-Chance)

 

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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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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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Next Book Club Selection

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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In this episode, we share a promo for our friends at Home Video Hustle Podcast! Hustle, motherfucking hustle! Go check them out wherever you find your podcasts and follow them on Twitter @HVHPodcast

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2017 Movie Review Part 2

Episode 79 – 2017 Movie Review Part 2

It’s time for the 2017 Movie Review Part 2!! In this episode, Liz and Heather talk about the movies they have seen in the first two weeks of July, along with predictions on the movies slated to be released through the end of the year. The second half is going to be EPIC!!

2017 Movie Review Part 2

2017 Movie Review Part 2

Since we ran long in Part 1 last week, we didn’t get to finish the movies that had come out as of the date of recording. So, we begin with July and roll on through December. You will have to check back in with us later in the year to see how our predictions held up!

We are especially looking forward to November and December, as there will be some awesome films released, including Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji, and Pitch Perfect 3! Fingers crossed that all of these live up to their respective hypes!

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2017 Movie Review Part 1

Episode 78 – 2017 Movie Review Part 1

It’s time once again for the Nerdy Bitches 2017 Movie Review Part 1! In this episode, Liz and Heather talk through the movies released in the first half of 2017 – hits, misses, and things we missed completely.

2017 Movie Review Part 1

2017 Movie Review Part 1

It’s time for our 3rd annual Nerdy Bitches Movie Review! In Part 1, we talk about movies released from January – June 2017. Make sure to check out Part 2 for our thoughts on the remaining movies due out this year!

You can check out websites like Movie Insider to see the list of releases for 2017.

 

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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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