Welcome to episode 48, in which we discuss the role of the witch in pop culture and our own lives. What is it about magic-using women and the association with darkness and evil that gets us–and so many others–all fired up? We’re doing our best to figure it out. Also, Merri’s going to be on a panel at GeekGirlCon! Check it out here—it’s the one on magical girls at 1:30 pm Saturday. Hope to see you there!
We’re back with episode 29, and this time we’re talking about the classics: Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Watchmen. Do you need to be familiar with classic works of sci-fi and fantasy to really get modern geek culture? Are these works really worth consuming, or are they just another form of arbitrary gatekeeping, or does the truth fall somewhere in the middle?