Geekquality.com,  the monthly podcast, and the companion Tumblr blog stand at the intersection of fandom and media criticism, with the goal of celebrating and encouraging diversity within the geek zeitgeist. The project was started in October 2011, at the inaugural GeekGirlCon where four of the six founding editors met for the first time. Geekquality is based on the belief that just because we adore our geek culture, it doesn't mean that we shouldn't analyze it and point out its flaws. Through the lenses of feminism, race, gender, sexuality, ability, and other unique perspectives, we look at our favorite media - film, television, books, video games, comics, and beyond - and discuss how it could be more inclusive and accessible. We hope you join the conversation and our growing community!
Geekquality.com,  the monthly podcast, and the companion Tumblr blog stand at the intersection of fandom and media criticism, with the goal of celebrating and encouraging diversity within the geek zeitgeist. The project was started in October 2011, at the inaugural GeekGirlCon where four of the six founding editors met for the first time. Geekquality is based on the belief that just because we adore our geek culture, it doesn't mean that we shouldn't analyze it and point out its flaws. Through the lenses of feminism, race, gender, sexuality, ability, and other unique perspectives, we look at our favorite media - film, television, books, video games, comics, and beyond - and discuss how it could be more inclusive and accessible. We hope you join the conversation and our growing community!

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In this episode of our podcast Elyse, Alice Marie, Lois and Moxie called each other up to talk about their many feelings about the Whedonverse. While, without a doubt, we all enjoy Joss Whedon's output and are happy to have a fellow geek creating exciting content, certain problematic elements of his creative output need to be discussed. Among things discussed, Moxie breaks it down on the erasure of bisexuality in Buffy, Lois is through with Firefly because of the show's treatment of Chinese culture, and Alice Marie has a lot of feelings (both good and bad) about Dollhouse and the show's premise. And then there's that one movie he just did. With all the butts. The episode then finishes off with a great (although not Whedon-related) tangent discussing Joan Watson and the upcoming series Elementary. And there ya have it, folks. 

Direct download: GeekqualityWhedonEp.mp3
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In this episode, Alice Marie, Lois & Moxie, along with guest Rick, talk about the way geeks and nerds are portrayed in the media. They go into why The Big Bang Theory just doesn't work, discuss what the good representations are, and go on possibly one of the funniest tangents in our recording history so far, with Misfits sex talk.

Direct download: GeekqualityEp3Final.mp3
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In our second recorded session, we sat down to talk about the history of bad girls, female villains and anti-heroes, primarily focusing on film and television. More info here.

Direct download: Podcast2_Cut2final.mp3
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In addition, we're also including the full conversation between author, blogger and 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.

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Direct download: stuller_withintro.mp3
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In this, the inaugural Geekquality podcast, we introduce ourselves and spend about an hour talking about Geek Girl Con, Jennifer Stuller & her new book "Ink Stained Amazons," our feeligns about consuming flawed media while maintaining an analytical eye, as well as various other chatter relating to Harry Potter, Misfits, classic movies, cultural stereotypes, and future podcast plans.

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Direct download: GeekqualityEp1_opt.mp3
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