279 episodes

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.

Fake Geek Girls - A Critical Look at Pop Culture Fake Geek Girls

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    • 4.4 • 37 Ratings

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 181 – Sex Education

    Episode 181 – Sex Education

    We're taking a look at Sex Education, a Netflix series about teens and adults navigating the tricky world of honest conversation, intimacy, and, naturally, sex.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    WWBUT 83 – To Simp or Not to Simp

    WWBUT 83 – To Simp or Not to Simp

    We're back after a long absence to bring you what we've been up to: Emerald City Comic Con edition!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 180 – Good Omens

    Episode 180 – Good Omens

    We're back to talk about Good Omens, humanism, destabilizing binaries, and more!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    WWBUT 82 – Baseball Metaphors

    WWBUT 82 – Baseball Metaphors

    Good Omens may be taking up most of our time, but we're still here to tell you about mediocre movies from 2013, cult-adjacent leaders, and more!

    • 36 min
    Episode 179 – What We Do in the Shadows

    Episode 179 – What We Do in the Shadows

    The time of teenage vampires is over. The time of old, deeply uncool vampires with one brain cell to share between them is now. Join us as we discuss What We Do in the Shadows, vampire myth, satire, colonialism, and more. 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    WWBUT 81 – Hate to See a Girlboss Winning

    WWBUT 81 – Hate to See a Girlboss Winning

    We return to Missy's ridiculous movie viewing while Merri, as is tradition, watches some documentaries. 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

SoggyBayLeaf ,

I love them and think they should talk about ducks

Hello long time listening short time fan. Wish this had extra wiener talk every week. Maybe a lil sausage segment per ep. ok I love you, thoughts and prayers

Jill and Stuff ,

Get to the topic!

6 minutes in on the Ladybird podcast and they are talking about a Jack Black movie. Tapped out no way

Brittttbritttt1990 ,

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 :)

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