99 episodes

We are Merri and Missy, two girls who love talking about the things they love both as fans and as critics. That means that sometimes we giggle our way through a conversation about 2018 masterpiece Venom, and sometimes we have serious conversations about the ways that fatphobia and racism shape the media we consume. Sometimes it’s light and breezy, sometimes it’s heavy, but we try to be productive rather than tearing things down just for the sake of getting sweet dunks in. **NOTE: Our host only allows our feed to contain 100 episodes. Our back catalog is available for free on our website, fakegeekgirlscast.com.

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

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 32 Ratings

We are Merri and Missy, two girls who love talking about the things they love both as fans and as critics. That means that sometimes we giggle our way through a conversation about 2018 masterpiece Venom, and sometimes we have serious conversations about the ways that fatphobia and racism shape the media we consume. Sometimes it’s light and breezy, sometimes it’s heavy, but we try to be productive rather than tearing things down just for the sake of getting sweet dunks in. **NOTE: Our host only allows our feed to contain 100 episodes. Our back catalog is available for free on our website, fakegeekgirlscast.com.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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 :)

how is then name taken ,

Super good

I have loved the show from the start, but number 28 is by far the best.

Jojoseelye ,

Negativity

I came into this podcast thinking it would be a fun and intelligent discussion comparing real issues in our world to the things that entertain us, but was instead greeted by what felt like a lack of intelligent and sensible thought by two girls who seem to have a very doom and gloom opinion of humanity and the world we live in. They seem to try and put this fake veil of “we want everyone to love each other and we want to be happy and we should solve all issues to be happy” but they speak very negatively of people that they disagree with and come off as very misunderstanding and close minded when it comes to dealing with societal issues. The podcast feels more like an avenue for these girls to tell everyone about how good of people they are and that if you aren’t doing what they are doing or don’t believe what they believe, that you’re a “capital B bad person”. I’m quite bummed out and disappointed that this podcast lacked so much in intelligent discussion and instead focused on finger pointing and this false idea that all white people are privileged and should be ambassadors for the less fortunate. This especially resonates with myself as a white person without privilege surrounded by people of all colors who themselves are not privileged. As one of my close friends once told me, “I’m not some charity case. I don’t want to be treated like a child who needs hand holding just because I’m black. Everything I have, I worked hard for, and I don’t need your pity.”

TLDR; if you find self-righteousness, the generalization of privilege, and a doom and gloom attitude covered in a veil of “we just want everyone to be happy and loved” - all wrapped up in a “Social Justice Warrior” mindset - frustrating and stupid, this is not the podcast for you. I mean no disrespect to the girls who run the podcast and understand that many people share their opinions, but it’s definitely not for me.

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