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
https://youtu.be/ItpnCfArBZE

The Actual Lawsuit: YJw (aboutblaw.com)

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

 

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)

http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/may-31.html

A 12 Step Program, For The Murders – Episode 195

The Grills catch up on our geeky goings on, and then have a chat about the BIG list of upcoming Marvel movies and shows that have been announced. Some we are looking forward to, some? not as much…

Will you be headed to a theatre?

NFT For Pidgeons – Episode 191

Linda, Rey, and Ember catch up on what’s been up in our lives, and then talk about NFT.

The “Pockets” MadCap Misc was referring to:

https://youtu.be/uaRoWPEUTI4

Book Club – The Red Tent by Anita Diamant – Episode 189

The grills catch up on all our geeky goings on, and have a discussion about this quarters selected book. We also roll to choose the next one!

If you’d like to read along, that episode should be in June, and we’ll be talking about Lamb, by Christopher Moore

The Game Linda mentioned is available for a name your price download:

https://evilhat.itch.io/the-secrets-of-cats-a-world-of-adventure-for-fate-core

Madame Abrams – Episode 185

Linda and Ember talk about the amazing Nobel Prize Nominee Stacey Abrams!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stacey_Abrams

List of her publications:

  • Abrams, Stacey (April 24, 2018). Minority Leader: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change. New York: Henry Holt and Co. ISBN 978-1250191298.
  • Abrams, Stacey (June 9, 2020). Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America. New York: Henry Holt and Co. ISBN 978-1250257703.

Romances (as Selena Montgomery):[135]

  • Montgomery, Selena (April 24, 2001). Rules Of Engagement. Harlequin Kimani Arabesque. ISBN 978-1583142240.
  • Montgomery, Selena (December 25, 2001). The Art of Desire. Harlequin Kimani Arabesque. ISBN 978-1583142646.
  • Montgomery, Selena (October 25, 2002). Power of Persuasion. Harlequin Kimani Arabesque. ISBN 978-1583142653.
  • Montgomery, Selena (June 14, 2004). Never Tell. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0312993061.
  • Montgomery, Selena (April 25, 2006). Hidden Sins. HarperTorch. ISBN 978-0060798499.
  • Montgomery, Selena (December 26, 2006). Secrets and Lies. Avon. ISBN 978-0060798512.
  • Montgomery, Selena (June 24, 2008). Reckless. Avon. ISBN 978-0061376030.

Montgomery, Selena (March 31, 2009). Deception. Avon. ISBN 978-0061376054.

Rabbit Hole of Dragon Languages – Episode 183

The Grills talk about dragons, and which are their favorites, in honor of Appreciate A Dragon Day.