This week we continue Shark Month with a hilarious look at Deep Blue Sea! Liz and Heather talk about the crew of the ill-fated shark research facility, and why it is not a good idea to try and make a shark smarter.
It’s September, which means it is officially SHARK MONTH!!! As we dive in to this awesome theme month to celebrate Liz’s birthday month, we are taking a look at the shark movie that started all shark movies — JAWS (1975), followed by the Top 5 Stupid Shark Myths!
We are also taking this opportunity to not only talk about shark movies and sharks, but our goal is to do a little good in the world and work on shark conservation, as well! We are teaming up with Shark Allies, a non-profit organization that is working to eliminate the horrible practice of shark finning. Nerdy Bitches is raising funds for the organization on our Facebook page, so make sure you check that out. Even a couple of bucks can make a big difference! You can go to SharkAllies.com to learn more about them and see how you can help! We will be having a special guest on the show this month to tell us more!
It seems like just yesterday we were SO excited that DC was going to make an animated movie of Hush. Now that we have seen it, we may be a little less excited, but hey Batman is Batman right?!
Join Heather and Liz in episode 141 where we discuss the differences between Hush the comic (with the amazing work of Jim Lee and Jeph Loeb) and Hush the animated movie. Full disclosure, they changed a lot so even if you have read the comic you aren’t entirely spoiled on the movie. But you will have some Spoilers by listening to this podcast, so be prepared!
Also, Catwoman has a potty mouth – another reason why she will always have our heart.
In standard Liz and Heather fashion, we go little off topic in the recommendations portion of our show discusses hot guys in funny (but stupid) movies… and why we love them.
In Liz's first gig as a convention moderator, we spoke with Comic creators Chelsea Cain and Lia Miternique, creators of the Maneaters comic series. This series, written around a 12 year old girl, focuses on a world where girls/women turn into werepanthers when they get their periods... so like real life. Listen in as we talk about the best ways to get more women and more diversity in general into the world of comics through both creators, readers, and characters!
In this episode 139, we are celebrating National Book Lovers Day by talking about some of our favorite books and series! Surprisingly Heather and Liz have a lot of books that are not geeky, sci-fi or fantasy. In fact, Liz discusses her love of smut, and how a smutty vampire series brought Heather and Liz together as friends the first time they met!
In Episode 138, Liz and Heather sit down to talk about the news we gathered out of San Diego ComicCon 2019 (SDCC 2019 News) over the past week regarding TV and movies! We talk through some of the upcoming Marvel/MCU news, the beginning and endings of several television series, including Ruby Rose's Batwoman, and the end of Arrow, and our hatred of convention panel lines.
We come back to Episode 137 with the second half of our 1980's TV nostalgia. This week we talk 80's sitcoms and dramas. Who remember's Designing Women and Empty Nest? This time Liz and Heather play catchphrase again, but with an added monotone twist.
In Episode 136 Liz and Heather talk about our new 'Nostalgia' series. This week, we take on Television from the 1980's! There is just too much to talk about, so we broke this into Part 1 and focused on Theme Songs and Saturday Morning cartoons from the 1980's.
Play along with Liz's version of 'Catchphrase' where she lists famous sitcom quotes and Heather takes a stab at guessing them. Cowabunga Dude!
Of course you can't talk about Children's programming without the discussion of Punky Brewster and her need to increase her bust - one of your cohosts actually bought the same Punky Brewster bust enhancing contraption. Listen in to find out who.
In Episode 135, Heather and Liz set out to discuss all the times we felt the sequel was better! We take a look at movies, books, and television spin-offs to see when the next in the series surpassed the original!
Happy 4th of July!! This week, we wanted to flashback to our Independence Day Classic Movie Review! We went through and edited it down to a more reasonable time-frame (the first one was nearly 2 hours!) and cut out some of the current event things that are now old news if you don't have a time machine set for 2017. We will be back next week for a brand new episode!
In episode 134 we talk about the movie that brought Steve Rogers to life! Captain America: The First Avenger is discussed as we celebrate the Fourth of July in style!
We will warn that this episode of Captain America does discuss the entire Steve Rogers story arc, so there may be spoilers for those who haven't seen the Avengers and Captain America trilogy. And of course.... America's Ass is mentioned... like you had to ask.
In episode 133, we introduce a new series entitled 'The Women of...' where we look at different genres, fandoms, and areas, to explore the women in them. A randomizer picked 'Villainy' out of all of our potential topics, and Heather and Liz had much to say. In fact, we determined that all female villains fall into 1 of 2 categories:
So as we explored each villain, we judged them as being 'Justifiable' or 'Pure Evil'. There is a villain that Liz considered so irredeemable she dropped the c-word numerous times to describe her. Curious? Listen in.
In this episode (132), we have pulled together the audio from our Podcasting for Geeks panel from Comicpalooza 2019 in Houston, Texas. This panel puts us together with Walker the Geek, 3 Beers and a Mic, and Raging Nerds.
Listen in as we talk about podcasting in general, as well as how to keep your show and topic fresh. We also talk about navigating troll-infested waters, working social media, and building relationships with both our listeners and with other awesome podcasters.
In this episode (131), Liz and Heather sit down to discuss Growing Up Geek, based on an article from Buzzfeed, 27 Things Only People Who Grew Up Nerdy Understand. We expand on their ideas with memories of our own geeky upbringings and some of the things we wish we could forget!
In episode 130 we bring you the new series 'Does if Hold Up?' where we re-visit some our our favorite movies as children and teenagers, then seeing if we still love them in present day and from adult eyes.
What was not to love about Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead? Was it the MC Hammer Pants and severe Shoulders of the early 90's? Maybe... but Liz and Heather went down some memory lanes with their favorites of the era. Does anyone remember Units (hint: think of modular clothing).
Also remember fax machines? Holy crap!
And when HR didn't require job interviews or identification before you were hired? No... us either.
Listen in as we reminisce and ask... Does it Hold Up?
It's time for our first ever Flashback! Today, we are looking back to 2016, when we decided that we needed to bring in some experts to school us on topics where we were unfamiliar. This first one is Flashback: Intro to Anime! Way back in Episode 37, we brought in Eileen and Ofelia to tell us all about their love for anime and why we should enjoy it! They also give us and the audience some shows to start with if you are interested in getting into anime... oh and the difference between Anime and Manga.
n episode 125 we wrap up Batmonth - we end it on top with Batman done right! Christopher Nolan makes an as-close-to-perfect Batman series as we can ever hope to get (ok ok Heather is obviously the one writing this post - it doesn't make it less true).
In Episode 124, Heather and Liz take on one of the most popular runs of Batman. Batman Hush by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee. This was quite the undertaking with 12 individual comics and about 1300 villians all playing a part in the Hush mystery. <Massive Spoilers in the podcast>
Welcome to week 2 of Batmonth! In Episode 123 we look into the movie series that sucked us in! Warner Bros. rebooted the Batman Franchise with Tim Burton directing the first live action Batman in over 20 years. Batman (1989) gave us Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. The sequel, Batman Returns, shows us the not-so-catburgler-like Michelle Phfeffer kicking some Bat Ass and taking Names. We also learn that Liz has some difficulty relating to the character of Penguin, hmm, curious as to why that is?
We don’t stop there, we include for your listening pleasure the unparalleled Joel Schumacher films in the Series as we discuss crotch-shots, man-nipples and….. oh yeah… there is some Batman talk in there too.
Liz and Heather get a little silly reminiscing about the campy themes, leotards, and outfit coordinated henchmen. I mean, how does one recruit an entire hench-mob team of hockey players to do ones bidding?