This is a podcast about geeking while female from authors Em Shotwell and E. J. Wenstrom. This is a space for us to dig deep (and sometimes not so deep) into the science fiction and fantasy space within pop culture to celebrate what we love, dissect what's problematic, and be geeks.
Hate Web: A Valentine’s Day Special
Star-Crossed-Lovers abound! Last year’s Valentine’s Day episode (featuring our favorite couples in SFF) continues to be our most downloaded episode of all time. This year Em and EJ list their favorite star-crossed-lovers. From comics, books, and movies—from well-known to more obscure—this episode centers romances that the universe attempted to tear apart. Who is their number one? Listen and find out.
The Year Hell Froze Over
* This episode was recording in the days following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. *
2020. It's over, and good riddance. But one silver lining to a tumultuous, bizarro year? There were some damn good books, shows and movies. Em and EJ discuss their highlights, what they're looking forward to most in 2021, and the importance of story amid a deeply divided world.
NanoGatorsGiving: A Very Speculative Thanksgiving Episode
We’re in the home stretch of 2020, ya’ll. Em and EJ embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving with a look at their favorite themed speculative fiction and pop culture (or the next closest thing). They also share about their NaNoWriMo goals and experiences. Also some alligators, just for fun.
Not Your Scream Queen #5: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
In this final episode of our female-driven horror miniseries, Em and EJ take a stroll through Bad City and weigh the pros and cons of befriending a vampire.
Not Your Scream Queen #4: The Babadook
The BabadookEm and EJ talk about the monstrosity of grief, the dark side of motherhood, and what frightens us most with guest host Erica Waters, author of Ghost Wood Song.
Not Your Scream Queen #3: Ma
Em and EJ explore more female-driven horror with Ma, starring Octavia Spencer in a wildly unhinged and out-of-character role. Claustrophobic small towns, dumb teenagers and a few seriously inappropriate laughs ahead.