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The Sartorial Geek is a podcast for the geek in all of us. We focus on pop culture, girl power, and cool stories told by cool people. Brought to you by the team at Jordandene.
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The Sartorial Geek is a podcast for the geek in all of us. We focus on pop culture, girl power, and cool stories told by cool people. Brought to you by the team at Jordandene.
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    Starship Therapise with Justine and Larisa

    Starship Therapise with Justine and Larisa

    Thank you, NW Nerd, for sponsoring today’s episode! NW Nerd is a podcast chronicling the people and the passions that make geek life so great. These are the stories that make us nerds. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts and follow online at @nw_nerd.
    This week we want to thank Phoenix, Ariel, Antonia, Natasha, Alexandria, and Angela for supporting us on Patreon. It’s because of you we can keep this community running!

    Exciting news, lovers of fan fiction! This week’s guests, Justine Mastin and Larisa Garski wrote a book all about the therapeutic power of fan fiction called Starship Therapise.
    Modern mythologies are everywhere–from the Avengers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the dragons of Game of Thrones. Where once geek culture was niche and hidden, fandom characters and stories have blasted their way into our cineplexes, bookstores, and streaming systems. They help us make sense of our daily lives–and they can also help us heal. Mental health therapists and Starship Therapise podcast hosts Larisa A. Garski and Justine Mastin offer a self-help guide to the mental health galaxy for those who have been left out in more traditional therapy spaces: geeks, nerds, gamers, cosplayers, introverts, and all of their friends.
    Starship Therapise explores the ways in which narratives and play inform the shape of our lives, inviting readers to embrace radical self-care with lessons from Westworld’s Maeve and Dolores, explore anxiety with Miyazaki, and understand narrative therapy with Arya Stark. Spanning fandom from Star Wars to Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda to Steven Universe, and everywhere in between, Starship Therapise is an invitation to explore mental health and emotional wellness without conforming to mainstream social constructions.
    Insights from comics like Uncanny X-Men, Black Panther, Akira, Bitch Planet, The Wicked + Divine, and Batman offer avenues to growth and self-discovery alongside explorations of the triumphs and trials of heroes, heroines, and beloved characters from Star Wars, Wuthering Heights, The Lord of the Rings, The Broken Earth trilogy, Mass Effect, Fortnite, Minecraft, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Star Trek. Each chapter closes with a hands-on mindfulness, meditation, or yoga exercise to inspire reflection, growth, and the mind-body-fandom connection.
    If that sounds up your alley, you can order now, follow @starship_therapise online, and listen to Starship Therapise wherever you listen to podcasts.

    Special thanks to our executive producers for this episode Geeklery, Galaxy Gear Boutique, NW Nerd Podcast, and Karen Hallion.
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    • 24 min
    A Kid’s Guide to Fandom with Amy Ratcliffe

    A Kid’s Guide to Fandom with Amy Ratcliffe

    This week’s episode is sponsored by the wonderful geeky illustrator Karen Hallion. Click here to check out her beautiful art and her Patreon!
    Speaking of Patreon, this week we want to thank Kellie, Michelle, Janelle, Angie, Sophia, and Michelle. If you’d like to join them in keeping things running at The Sartorial Geek, you can head to patreon.com/sartorialgeek.
    Drumroll, please… this week we’re chatting with Amy Ratcliffe! About her new book! That Liz and I are featured in!
    If you don’t know Amy, she’s a writer and geek who contributes to various outlets including Nerdist, IGN, and Star Wars Insider. She’s written lots of wonderful nerdy things, including her latest book A Kid's Guide to Fandom: Exploring Fan-Fic, Cosplay, Gaming, Podcasting, and More in the Geek World.
    The goal of A Kid’s Guide to Fandom is to help young fans get in touch with their inner geeks with the ultimate guidebook for creating, sharing, and enjoying the world of fandom.
    Filled with history, trivia, tips and advice to getting started, and insight from creators and artists from across pop culture and specializing in a wide variety of mediums, A Kid's Guide to Fandom is the perfect geeky primer for young fans. Organized by type of fandom medium, each chapter offers a brief introduction, facts, history sidebars, and easy to digest information on how to:
    Create Fan Fic or Fan ArtDesign and Create a CosplayStart a PodcastDesign and Create Games (video games, tabletop, and other role playing games)Find and Create Supportive CommunitiesFind and Attend ConventionsPlus, interviews with popular creatives like Alan Gratz, Erin Lefler, Jen Bartel, Daniel José Older, Rose Eveleth, Kat Kruger, and your favorite Sartorial Geek hosts!
    Pre-order A Kid’s Guide to Fandom for every young person in your life, and make sure to follow @amy_geek all over the internet!

    Special thanks to our executive producers for this episode Geeklery, Galaxy Gear Boutique, NW Nerd Podcast, and Karen Hallion.
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    • 24 min
    Why We Love the Matrix with Kim Taylor-Foster

    Why We Love the Matrix with Kim Taylor-Foster

    We’re so excited to welcome our newest sponsor: Galaxy Gear Boutique. Galaxy Gear Boutique is the place to go for ready-to-ship items like headbands, scarves, and scrunchies to custom sewn clothing items like gloves, kimonos, and leggings. Follow @GalaxyGearBoutique for the latest!
    This week we want to thank Patreon VIPs Jennifer, Tammi, Hillary, Griffin, Carrie, and Ashley. These lovely humans allow us to keep running things at The Sartorial Geek, and we’d love if you join them!

    If you love the Matrix, we think you’ll be a fan of today’s guest Kim Taylor-Foster and her latest book Why We Love the Matrix.
    Kim Taylor-Foster is a big deal in the nerd space, working for media brands like Fandom, IGN, and the BBC. She’s a film and television journalist based in the UK who you may recognize from the Screen Junkies panel at SDCC or as a face on Screen Junkies News. 
    Why We Love the Matrix is perfectly timed before the upcoming release of The Matrix 4. You’ll rediscover all the reasons you love The Matrix with this unique guide filled with trivia, essays, and behind the scenes looks at characters, production, and so much more.
    Offering entertaining essays about the key features that have helped the film become the classic it is today—like the origins of the plot and characters, film techniques, and the philosophy behind the story—plus quotes, sidebars, and eye-catching two-color illustrations throughout, Why We Love The Matrix is a great gift for both casual and more serious fans of the movie and, let's face it, Keanu Reeves.
    Why We Love the Matrix is available to order now! Let us know what you think!

    Special thanks to our executive producers for this episode Geeklery, Galaxy Gear Boutique, NW Nerd Podcast, and Karen Hallion.
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    • 18 min
    ThoughtScape with Matt Lowery

    ThoughtScape with Matt Lowery

    Before the episode, we want to announce a very special partnership with Promising Young Woman. Now yours to own on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD March 16, dive deeper into the critically acclaimed and wildly entertaining PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN starring Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan. Don't miss the Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh film that critics are calling "a game-changing masterpiece" and "one of the best films of the year" now with exclusive bonus content that takes you behind-the-scenes of the edge-of-your-seat story with the cast and writer/director Emerald Fennell. You can enter to win a copy right now on our Instagram!
    We also want to thank some lovely humans who are keeping The Sartorial Geek going via Patreon: Jennifer, KatyBeth, Michele, Samara, Abigail, and Amanda. Thank you for doing what you’re doing! We appreciate you!

    This week we’re so excited to chat with Matt Lowery about his new Kickstarter: ThoughtScape Comics #1. ThoughtScape Comics is an anthology series serving up sci-fi action, thrills, and chills in the tradition of 2000 AD, Black Mirror, and The Twilight Zone.
    Anything is possible in these taut tales of trauma and transformation, of people pushed past their limits by the gods and monsters they meet—or become—at the edges of reality.
    Each issue will run approximately 44 pages and feature both serialized and self-contained stories written by Matt Mair Lowery (Dark Horse Comics’ Lifeformed), and drawn by some of the most compelling artists in indie comics today. Each issue will also have a killer cover from one of Matt’s favorite artists. And gorgeous graphic design/packaging from multimedia artist John Larsen. The series is planned to run eight or more issues (with a Kickstarter for each issue), so make sure you’re following Matt all over the Internet and on Kickstarter!
    Have a great week, and stay nerdy.

    Special thanks to our executive producers for this episode Geeklery, Galaxy Gear Boutique, NW Nerd Podcast, and Karen Hallion.
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    • 21 min
    HIVERNATION with Sean Chappel

    HIVERNATION with Sean Chappel

    We love our Patreon supporters, and this week we want to especially thank Jamie, Steph, Kaitlyn, Lorry, Kaylin, and Julianne. Also, we have a special offer running for the rest of the month! If you join at any reward level before March 31, you’ll receive a free (and exclusive) enamel pin!
    We’d also like to give a big thank you to this week’s sponsor, LoganArch! Check out their Chicago-based shop for all of your geeky and nostalgic needs.

    This week we’re very excited to chat with Sean Chappell about his upcoming Kickstarter game: HIVERNATION.
    HIVERNATION is a 2 player abstract strategy game based on the behavior of bees who, just before winter, kick out all the Drone bees so that the majority of the hive can survive the winter and emerge strong in the spring. (Harsh, but true!)
    In the game, each player gets a stack of 20 double-sided bee tiles (Workers on one side, Drones on the other) and 3 specialty tiles chosen at random. (For hardcore strategists, each player receives the same kind of specialty tiles.) The Queen Zizi tile goes in the center of the play space and players take turns laying tiles beside her, building the hive. Players continue playing tiles beside Queen Zizi or their own bee tiles until the two sides meet. Once they do, players can start converting their opponents tiles to their own by sandwiching their opponents tiles between their own and flipping over those caught in the middle. Also, players can use their specialty tiles to change game play by either flipping tiles in a ring, preventing tiles from being flipped or removing them from the game all together.
    Ultimately, the player with the most tiles face up is the winner. Will it be Drones or Workers? There's only one way to find out, and that’s by backing the HIVERNATION Kickstarter on April 13.
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    Special thanks to our executive producers for this episode Geeklery, LoganArch and Karen Hallion.
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    • 25 min
    The Orange Years with Scott Barber

    The Orange Years with Scott Barber

    This episode is sponsored by Geeklery, the small batch fandom jewelry brand of your dreams. Make sure to follow them @geeklery because their small batch collections change often!
    We love our Patreon supporters, and this week we want to especially thank Stephanie, Alletta, Kit, Amanda, Laura, and Sophia. Also, we have a special offer running for the rest of the month! If you join at any reward level before March 31, you’ll receive a free (and exclusive) enamel pin!

    This week we’re diving into nostalgia land with Scott Barber, co-director of The Orange Years. The Orange Years is a documentary film about the golden age of the Nickelodeon Network, telling the story of its humble origins deep into the SNICK years.
    If you, like me, have been leaning into nostalgia hard during this wild quarantine time, you’re going to love reminiscing with us about some of our favorite kids shows. Scott tells us about the behind the scenes of this documentary, which actors were incredible to work with, and some special moments they experienced while filming.
    And, you can watch The Orange Years right now at home! You can stream or purchase it just about anywhere movies are shown. We also recommend following along @theorangeyears for future projects and fun giveaways!
    Thanks so much for listening, and we hope you enjoy The Orange Years!

    Special thanks to our executive producers for this episode Geeklery, LoganArch and Karen Hallion.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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161 Ratings

Meghan Griffin ,

5 stars!

Liz and Jordan are a delight in a world that is too insane right now!

mr.ladytoast ,

One of the best podcasts for geeky people!

Mixing the perfect amount of fashion and nerdom to create the podcast I never knew I needed. Sartorial Geek is the perfect thing to listen to for style tips, con tips, and a general fix of fandom. If you're not listening, what are you even doing? Jk, but really. Listen to Sartorial Geek!

Cassy227722 ,

I love this podcast!!

I’ve been following The Sartorial Geek on Instagram for about two years now and I never listened to the podcast! About a month ago I decided to listen and I’ve been hooked! As soon as I get a new podcast notification I just have to listen and I also am listening to all of the archives. The amount of different geeky topics is amazing! There hasn’t been one episode that I haven’t liked; even if I’m not a fan of a certain fandom, I still listen because it is so cool to experience how excited someone else is. This podcast deserves a ten star review because it is simply amazing!!

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