Thursday, September 29, 2011

Geek Girls Network Podcast #28 Tech Talk



This week we're joined by @DarthPepsi to talk tech. We start with how to use True Crypt to protect portable drives, then move on to the Netflix debacle, and wrap up with how to be sure you don't accidentally sign away your rights to sue Sony

Also, starting in October, GGNP will start a new segment called Moment of the Dead.  We'll give a little mini review of each new episode of The Walking Dead series on AMC, comparing the series to the comics and the zombie movie genre. And we'll even have some special guests!

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The D6 Generation Podcast #88

This episode includes Raef's interview at GenCon with the guys behind the Mouseguard RPG which inspired me to break out the game and see how it would go over with the kids.  It's off to a great start, but a suggestion by my eldest has me a little worried about the direction this could take, possibly resulting in a very short life for all of our characters.  Download the show and head to the 2hr 2 min mark to hear the Total Fan Girl segement of the show. 

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The GeekMoms Podcast #5 Lupus Awareness, Star Trek and Zombies



This episode I'm joined by GeekMom Jules Sherred to talk about World Lupus Awareness Month and how it affects her as someone who deals with Lupus every day. We then attempt to settle the eternal debate of Kirk vs. Picard and finish up with a little braiiiiins! Questions? Thoughts? Suggestions? Email us podcast@geekmom.com

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Give Geeks a Chance



Not every person that calls themselves a Nerd or a Geek has been an outcast. We weren't all the last one picked for the team in gym or the only one without a date to the big dance. We didn't all wear thick black glasses held together with tape, or play video games, or read comics, or play DnD. But, for most of us, there has been a moment when we didn't quite fit in with everyone else.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Geek Girls Network Podcast #27 Bringing Geek to Higher Education



This week the we talk to geekED – a group of folks making geek culture a part of the college experience. Tyler Miller, Ryan Mcrae, and Alfred Day talk about how geek culture and college life can enhance one another. Then Kristin and I go on a wild geek debate involving Thor, Star Wars Blue Ray, Geek Parenting, Top Gear and more!

For more information on geekED, visit @geekEd1 and reslifegeek.com

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The D6 Generation Podcast #87 Calliope Games Interview

I sit down with Ray Wehrs of Calliope Games to talk about their latest game releases, all designed with families in mind.  That means keeping prices low and playtime manageable for even the youngest players.  Download the show and head to the 2hr 5min mark to hear the Total Fan Girl segment of the show and learn more about Calliope's great games.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Pirates vs. Ninjas



Argh, Matey! Hoist the main, swab the deck, shiver me timbers and...okay that's all I've got for Talk Like a Pirate Day. I will return to plain old English until my kids get home and I break out my best Captain Jack Sparrow impersonation, minus the rum. Oh, and I've also changed my Facebook language to English (pirate) which you should all do right now because it really will make you giggle on a Monday. As I watched all my friends post piratey updates I started thinking about one of the biggest rivalries of all time. Not Star Wars vs Star Trek. Not even Kirk vs Picard. I'm talking about Pirates vs Ninjas.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The GeekMoms Podcast #4 Skywalker Ranch and The Nerdist pilot



In episode four I'm joined by fellow GeekMom.com writer Kristen Rutherford who just spent some time at the Mecca that is Skywalker Ranch. She also talks about working on the pilot for Chris Hardwick's new The Nerdist television show airing on BBC America on September 24th. There's even talk of a special, super-secret guest, kinda sorta. Questions? Thoughts? Suggestions? Email us podcast@geekmom.com.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NASA, Shuttles and Space for the Future

Space Shuttle Columbia STS-1
One of my favorite memories of this summer is the day I sat with my daughter snuggled in my lap and watched the final space shuttle launch. As Atlantis took to the skies, I wiped away tears and tried to explain to her why Mommy was crying over a spaceship. This is a little girl who has a room plastered with glow-in-the-dark stars and maps of the solar system and who picked a telescope as a birthday present one year because she wanted to see the planets. We talked about how cool it was, how amazing, that there were astronauts in that ship at exactly the moment we were watching it careen into space. She was fascinated at the idea that it was "for real" and, just like me, sad that it wouldn't be happening again.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Geek Girls Network Podcast #26 InterventionCon Interview




Fall is in the air and convention season is wrapping up, but it's not over yet!  We have a wonderful conversation with the brains behind Intervention Con which is happening September 16th-18th at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville in Maryland.  Tune in as we chat with James and Onezumi Hartstein and James Harknell to hear what inspired them and what they hope to achieve with their convention aimed at blending the best of indie comics, music and games for creators and fans alike.


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Superman and the Costume of Doom!


I am a bit behind the curve and only recently finished watching the Showtime series The Tudors. It's taken most of the summer, but I finally saw the last episode where crotchety old Henry VIII bids us adieu. Despite the series title, my favorite character wasn't Henry, but his best friend, the Duke of Suffolk, played by Henry Cavill. I realized about halfway through that he was the actor who would also be playing Superman in the next movie and from that moment on, no matter how hard I tried, I kept seeing him in that famous cape and tights, complete with that silly little curlicue of hair that Christopher Reeve did best.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The GeekMoms Podcast #3 PAX and Great Games for Kids

In episode three I'm joined by fellow GeekMom.com writer Cathe Post to discuss her recent adventures at PAX in Seattle including the latest games from the convention as well as old favorites on the shelf back home.  And because it was THE geek issue of the week, we talk about the Gizmodo post that rocked the geek world and the fantastic GeekMom response written by Ruth Suehle.  Questions? Thoughts? Suggestions? Email us podcast@geekmom.com

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

In Defense of JCPenney: Too Pretty to do Homework



I know I am supposed to be outraged with JCPenney for "The Shirt" which they pulled from their online store yesterday. I have two little girls. I see the kind of stuff that their friends wear and often shake my head and wonder what their moms were thinking when they agreed to let their daughters dress like dime-a-dance girls. I understand the frustration at seeing girls pushed down a stereotypical path from the time they wear that first pink onesie. I get it, really I do, but I also don't think a tee shirt with a funny saying is going to send my girls on a downward spiral ending with them dropping out of school in favor of beauty queen dreams.

The D6 Generation Podcast #86 Magic and Dating

This week the internet was abuzz over a Gizmodo post in which a woman decided her date was awful simply because the guy played Magic.  She called him out in the nastiest way possible and this wasn't just any old gamer, this was a World Champion Magic player.  The guy has skills.  What do I think of the drama?  Download the episode and head to the 2hr 9min mark to hear the Total Fan Girl segment of the show.

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