Episode 1 + BONUS

And here it is, the moment(s) you’ve been awaiting. After some technical issues that led to a few false starts, the Geekquality team is very pleased to get talking. Embedded below for your listening pleasure is our first episode of our podcast recorded a few weeks ago.

Please note: there is a certain smattering of well-intentioned cursing and the brief discussion of rape as punishment of women in fiction could be triggering to some. And, as with any podcast or blog focused on discussing current media, we will be discussing plot developments of TV shows, movies and books, so there may be occasional spoilers. Our first podcast is quite conversational and we probably could have talked for hours more. We may or may not have a little bit more structure going forward, but we certainly will not have LESS enthusiasm.

In addition, we’re also including the full conversation between author, blogger & culture vulture Jennifer K. Stuller and Geekquality’s Alice Marie and Elyse. A lively discussion on women in geek media, social networking tools as a way to build a community, cult film archetypes like Tura Satana in Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and other topics.

Links to some references:

If you tend to prefer to download your podcasts and listen to them on your phone/iPod/whatever device, use the below direct links:
Episode 1
Conversation with Jennifer K. Stuller

Please let us know if you encounter any issues while streaming the podcasts. We are testing out a podcast hosting service and would appreciate your feedback.

Happy listening,
Geekquality team

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3 Responses to Episode 1 + BONUS

  1. Ora says:

    Great podcast! A friend of mine running a panel at C2E2 in April got me turned on to this podcast, and it’s pretty neat to listen to everything you all have to say. I’ve already started work on a few things to submit, but don’t have them ready just yet.

    A comment on centaurs. Despite having been raised on D&D by my two older brothers, thinking I knew everything about centaurs, for some crazy reason (probably protectionism in my school mythology classes), I had no idea that centaurs were a symbol of rape. I hadn’t heard about their origins until now. I had always seen them as gregarious and gentle, a la Fantasia’s depiction, accompanied by Beethoven’s pastoral Sixth Symphony, where there is a kind of equally in gender and peace and love with big hearts and cute little cupids all over the place.

    That was until I saw Harry Potter, where obviously the centaurs were angry for being marginalized, but I had no idea there was a connotation of rape. Could it be, that for all the mythological knowledge that Rowling might have, that aspect might have been overlooked? I know in my case, for all the mythological knowledge I have, even of things that aren’t Disney’esque portrayals (don’t get me started), I’m quite surprised I didn’t know this fact.

    Thanks for helping me “unpack” a little with your podcast. There’s so much to think about, and perhaps one day I’ll be able to have a podcast with you all. There’s so many things I’d like to cover…

    Ora

    • Tanya says:

      Thanks so much!! It means the world to hear someone was able to get some catharsis and nod their head along with our podcast in agreement. And say hello/thanks! to your friend for us :) We’re editing the 3rd episode of our podcast right now – our regular super-genius sound editor Elyse is having computer problems, so I’m handling it this time, which is why it’s taking a bit longer.

      Definitely don’t be shy about submitting an article idea or podcast topic proposal. Until then, let us know if you have any questions about the submission process or to run ideas by us.

  2. Joss says:

    I listened to this episode last night and really enjoyed it. Thanks for discussing the centaur mythology and the implied rape of Umbrage. As embarrassed as I am to admit it, I wasn’t aware of the mythology, so that scene went right over my head. I’m looking forward to listening to more.

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