Fake Geek Girls is a podcast looking at nerdy pop culture from both a fan and critical perspective, encouraging the things we love to do better.
By that, we mean we value pop culture for what it is—entertainment for the masses—and for what it tells us—what our culture values—and the interconnected relationship of how culture shapes media and media shapes culture. We’re critical in the sense that we think critically (though sometimes we can be just regular ol’ critical, too), and we almost always choose topics we’re interested in. When we’re negative, it’s not out of spite or hatred or dismissal. Pop culture has value.
Our goal with this podcast is not to tell everybody what it’s okay to like—we’re not the grand arbiters of taste, and we like plenty of things considered problematic, weird, or just plain bad. But understanding them contextually, as representations of cultural desires and anxieties, is our goal, not tearing popular things down just because they’re popular.
Episode 149 – Midsommar
We're talking about Midsommar, the 2019 film about trauma, Swedish folk traditions, and the horrors of white supremacy!
WWBUT 47 – I Am an Emo Kid but I Also Surf
We've got witches. We've got cowboys. We've got a lengthy discussion of what it means to be famous. It's time for WWBUT 47!
Episode 148 - Hades
We're talking about Hades—the harmony of story and mechanics, the usefulness of sexy character designs, and whether being ahistorical matters.
WWBUT 46 – And Then They Kiss Each Other
Sometimes we watch things that are good. Sometimes they're just okay. And sometimes things are utterly baffling but we them enjoy anyway.
Episode 147 – Hannibal
Do you love gothic, blood-soaked romance, queer theory, aestheticism and lustfully eating birds? Join us as we take a look at NBC's Hannibal!
WWBUT 45 – Eating People Really is a Bad Thing to Do
What a delight it is to be recording a normal-sized episode with a normal amount of things in it. So what have we been up to?
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Love this podcast!
Don’t listen to the negative reviews (which are obviously males who have had their masculinity threatened by listening to women discuss nerdy topics) because this podcast is amazing! Especially if you’re exhausted from hearing your favorite topics manspalined on other podcasts. They really dive deep into the material and it’s clear they’re passionate about everything they talk about. So glad I found this podcast :)
Kind of an uneven podcast. One host is a scholarly journalist who offers a lot of insight on pop culture and the other doesn’t really add much beyond agreeing she’s insightful.
I have loved the show from the start, but number 28 is by far the best.