Talk Nerdy to Me: Women in Podcasts

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Podcasts are a great way to get more information about specific topics, stay up on news for niche communities, and sometimes just a fantastic story. Generally free, podcasts are digital recordings created by individuals that are available for download through sites like iTunes.

Gadchick is no stranger to podcasts and while there are thousands of fantastic podcasts available for
download, we want to focus on three podcasts that are co-hosted my women.

The podcasts cover things that Gadchicks dig: General geekry, tech-culture, and comics:

1.      Geek Friday 

Geek Friday is a weekly show co-hosted by Faith Korpi.
This show focuses on, “exploring, discussing, and reality-checking your favorite geek topics, including
technology, television, movies, music, comics, gear, and more.” Faith’s co-host is Jason Seifer and their chemistry is great! He focuses on the tech side of things while Faith focuses on the more pop-culture side of things. They are a great duo and they record the podcast in the same studio, so they are able to interact more than other podcasters recording from different places.

If this is your first time listening to Geek Friday, may I suggest:
  • Episdoe 4, in which Faith and Jason discuss Twitter hacks, ear plugs at concerts, Disney princesses, Forrest Gump, the Nixon Administration, human shields, and more while they wait for the FedEx truck to deliever iPhone 4s's.
  • Episode 51, in which Faith and Jason discuss Thanksgiving, Skitch, buying random things from Amazon, and continue the debate of Geek vs Nerd.
  • Episode 62, in which Faith and Jason discuss Emoji, self driving cars, Google Glass, the Oscars, and more.


2.        In Beta

Gina Trapani co-hosts
In Beta, which is on the same network as Geek Friday.  
In Beta focuses on topics “about tech culture, making open source software, and how mobile, social, and web apps are changing the world”. Gina's co-host is Kevin Purdy, and like Faith and Jason, they have a fun chemistry and seem to have a good time recording the show...nobody wants to listen to podcasters who don't sound like they want to be recording, right? Unlike Geek Friday, In Beta focuses way more on technology, so Gina and Kevin are able to focus on specific topics for longer. If you're not into talking about pop culture and want to focus on the newest gadgets this is the podcast for you.

If this is your first time listening to In Beta, may I suggest:
  • Episode 36, where Gina and Kevin chat about the new Mailbox app and the "mythical point" known as inbox zero
  • Episode 35, where Gina and Kevin chat about the point and the pitfalls of teaching yourself how to code using online tutorials. 
  • Episode 7, where Gina and Dan (also from the 5 by 5 network) chat about discuss how newly appointed CEO Marissa Mayer is Yahoo's new hope, how to stop compulsively checking your phone while you're on vacation, and the Nexus 7.


3.      Talking Comics

Talking Comics has a panel of comic-lovers, including Stephanie Cooke.
Talking Comics covers different comic-themed topics including: news, current story arcs, and movies and television. My favorite part of the show is when the panelists share their favorite reads because sometimes you need more than a superhero.

If this is your first time listening to Talking Comics, may I suggest:
  • Various episodes: Interview with Trina Robins, the cartoonist and comic book historian, who has been in the industry for over 30 years and worked on Wonder Woman. The artist for the hit series, Saga, Fiona Staples joins the podcast for an interview  Also, two interviews with Kelly Sue Deconnick (one and two) who is the current writer for Captain Marvel among other projects.
  • Episode 40: On this episode of Talking Comics, Bobby, Steve, Bob and Stephanie talk about some of their favorite female comic book characters as well as their favorite comic book creators. 
  • Episode 46: On this episode, the panel celebrates 50 years of Spider-Man

What are your favorite podcasts?


  1. This is awesome. I get overwhelmed with what to download. Going to get these for the weekend!

  2. I hope you found a podcast you enjoy! My boyfriend and I like to have Geek Friday on as we tidy the apartment or while we're driving around town. I want to be friends with Faith :)

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