BDP and GAT take their relationship to the next level by bringing on a sound engineer!
Geeky Topics Discussed: The lack in overlap in the hosts’ combined geekiness, the importance of having a geographer on set.
Social Justice Topics Discussed: Providing mutual aid for someone on suicide watch, “National Treasure” Julie Blair.
Non-Geeky Topics Discussed: Testing the patience of the new sound engineer.
Gus Against Them invites two of her best friends as guests. Jess Meddock and Lizz Waring expose the hidden truth about the practical uses of hot air balloons and “robotany”.
Geeky Topics Discussed: The moral slippery slope of Supernatural, air balloon safety, the anatomical intricacies of grass, the intersection of science and magic.
Non-Geeky Topics Discussed: BDP and Gus’ plans to study counseling.
Social Justice Topics Discussed: When is it okay to kill a would be rapist/assailant, ways to deal with street harassment, the inherent misogyny of video games.
Black Dahlia Parton takes a break from packing up her house to surprise Gus Against Them with a very special episode of UST with Alice Fucking Doyle.
Geeky Topics Discussed: The factual inaccuracies of Supernatural fanfic, Adventure Time’s reliability as a source of life advice, the porn-viewing habits of the American woman.
Non-Geeky Topics: Black Dahlia Parton’s inability to take a compliment, Gus Against Them’s disappointing experience with muscle relaxers, some Livejournal group called “indiefucks”.
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The Girls come back from a four month hiatus to discuss nervous breakdowns and video games with Merritt Kopas, game developer.
Geeky Topics Discussed: Merritt’s new video game HUGPUNX, more speculation on why there are so many trans women in tech, Pokemon Snap.
Social Justice Topics Discussed: Hey Queen, the honor and responsibility of being labeled a gender traitor by Cathy Brennan, bathroom safety.
Non Geeky Topics Discussed: All the ways Adventure Time has made us cry, why Gus can’t talk about Supernatural, how Anna Antrhopy makes the world go round.
Rather than join Gus Against Them at the May Day protests, Black Dahlia Parton invites Amy Dentata over to flesh out their plan to infiltrate the women’s struggle.*
*THIS IS WHAT RADFEMS ACTUALLY BELIEVE
Geeky Topics Discussed: Video game development, the accidental feminism of the new Judge Dredd movie, Amy plugs her new game Rock Bottom.
Social Justice Topics Discussed: The transsexual plot to sabotage the women’s movement, the myth of the universal girlhood experience, navigating oppressive humor.
Non Geeky Topics Discussed: BDP’s interest in doing porn, women’s experiences with depression, trans/trans relationships.
To celebrate reaching our 9th episode, Black Dahlia Parton starts the show with a toked out cover of Hole’s “Doll Parts” on the ukulele.
Black Dahlia Parton and Gus Against Them welcome Lumber Jacqueline, writer and Hunger Games scholar to engage in diplomacy between their countries and lament the lack of subtlety in the Hunger Games’ racism and femmephobia.
Geeky Topics Discussed: Misogyny in video game development, the privilege found within the Hunger Games, police-worship sentiment in Harry Potter, and Black Dahlia Parton’s desire to infiltrate the STEM community.
Social Topics Discussed: Fatphobia, ED awareness, transmisogyny within the lesbian & bi women’s communities, and the anarchist themes in Supernatural.
Non-Geeky Topics Discussed: The consumption of moose, what to do if the person you’re on a date with turns out to be a cop, and the difficulty of getting anarchists to adopt techno.
Episode 7 had some technical issues that should probably have been worked out before inviting two guests (comic creators Robin McCurdy and Ceridwen Troy) and introducing a new recurring cast member (amateur animal expert Kelly Cavendish) but fuck it, no one’s paying us for this yet, YOLO.
Geeky Topics Discussed: Sex Work in Silicon Valley, Islamophobia and Racism in Harry Potter, Gail Simone’s Batgirl #19.
Social Justice Topics Discussed: Transphobia in MMA.
Non Geeky Topics Discussed: Goats as currency, how to get Food Not Bombs to cater your corporate event.
With this week’s guest, Marcie No Evil and Drea The Dead all M.I.A-okay, Black Dahlia Parton and Gus Against Them are left in a desert of transmisogyny and fat-shame, forced to subsist on UST until help arrives.
Geeky Topics Discussed: LGBTQQIA representation in mainstream comic books.
Social Justice Topics Discussed: Anti-prison politics, radical fundraising, Food Not Bombs involvement.
Non-Geeky Topics Discussed: Depression, grieving someone lost to suicide, UST between co-hosts, misunderstandings on OkCupid, where Black Dahlia Parton keeps her vibrator.
With her co-hosts inexplicably in absentia, Black Dahlia Parton proceeds to have a long, polite, and oddly intimate one-on-one with our special guest for this week, Kelly from Maryland, aquarist and physics grad student.
Geeky Topics Discussed: Physics, fish biology, misogyny and classism in Star Trek.
Social Justice Topics Discussed: Transphobia at MichFest, biological and gender essentialism, microaggressions.
Non-Geeky Topics Discussed: Internalized misogyny at the MAC store, Black Dahlia Parton’s previous life as a Jack Black lookalike.