Less Sexy Vampires, More Serial Killers-Episode 206

Linda and Reiaino talk about YA Horror.

What was your gateway to the Horror Genre?

…and here’s the movie Rei couldn’t remember the name of: High Spirits https://youtu.be/tTf25FJdGYI?t=4368

Star Trek Lower Ducks – Episode 205 with Hammond Chamberlain

  • The Grills have a chat with @jhammondc (Hammond Chamberlain) – Host of Beyond the Playlist and Soundography, Producer of Women Kick Ass and America’s Next Top Podcaster, and More!
  • If you’re interested in our little “grilling” session where Hammond answers some rapid fire Q&A, check out our Patreon at patreon.com/grills

The Angriest Crocheting – Episode 204

This is a difficult conversation about the content of the lawsuit brought against Activision/Blizzard, and their response so far.

It’s emotional, it’s potentially triggering, but it’s a discussion we feel we MUST still have (unfortunately) over and over again.

As promised, here are links to a lot of the content we referred to in our talk:

The Lawsuit: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/aug/08/activision-blizzard-lawsuit-women-sexual-harassment

Contract based employment:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-27/video-game-contractors-receive-poor-treatment-and-low-salary-as-business-booms

Unionization: https://www.axios.com/games-industry-unionization-4e63a526-ae3a-4f7c-8946-c9a765d6958c.html

This is an episode we did in april of 2019. We talked a lot about how we thought the state of streaming and podcasting for women had gotten better…women getting seen as “real” gamers and becoming less objectified. Too bad the actual development industry didn’t keep up!

The Instance Episode with Jules Scott: https://www.frogpants.com/blog/the-instance-suplimental-scott-and-jules

“No Way Home” Merchandise by Scott Johnson/Frogpants:  https://www.frogpants.com/store

Townsend: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-07-under-fire-activision-blizzard-exec-frances-townsend-steps-down-from-companys-womens-network

iilluminaughtii: https://youtu.be/c54ZM_WgBYE

The Actual Lawsuit: YJw (aboutblaw.com)

Creators’ POV: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/08/09/activision-blizzard-asmongold-content-creators/


The Amber Ruffin Show – Episode 202

Rey and Linda talk about the new Amber Ruffin show we are eagerly anticipating, and of course catch up on all of their geeky goings-on.

Atticus Is My Pulp Hero – Episode 201

The Emperor’s New Art – Episode 200

The Grills talk about Modern Art, and what we think it is and is not.

Vampire: The Cast Party

Linda and Rey have a special guest, Jay Peterson, to talk about the movie The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It. Jay had a role in the movie!

You can find more on Jay at his website: http://www.jaythebarbarian.com/

Pride In Our Pokemon Parts – Episode 198

Happy Pride Month!

The Grills catch up on our geeky goings-on, and then discuss Pride Month. A little history, some IRL experiences, and a lot of opinion.

Linda/MadCap_Misc has Pride Plushies in her shop (along with all kinds of other goodies like the pockets we’ve been talking about)! Check it out: https://www.madcapm.com/shop/p/orchid-a6gtd

NecroFashionista – Episode 197

Join the Grills to discover the MANY worldwide holidays that are celebrated on May 31st.

May 31 – Wikipedia

May 31 – Fun Holidays (timeanddate.com)