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  • BLACK MIRROR Recap: (S03E03) Shut Up and Dance

    BLACK MIRROR Recap: (S03E03) Shut Up and Dance

    Put a piece of tape over your webcam before you watch this next episode of Black Mirror. Blackmailers have you. Spoilers ahead. A woman in a hoodie walks up to a car, sticking something under the rear tire well. She communicates something via her phone, and leaves. Cut to the interior of a diner. Its the midday rush. A young man is cleaning dishes into the trash. He notices a child has left a toy. He returns it to the […]

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  • 5 Best New Fiction Podcasts of 2016

    5 Best New Fiction Podcasts of 2016

    2016 was an incredibly creative year for fiction podcasts. NightVale Presents alone released three new podcasts, GE released two, and various independent producers took a crack at their own stories. Whatever a listener’s taste, they were likely to find it in 2016. From horror, to fantasy, science fiction, and others, 2016 delivered in a big way.  To make the list, podcasts had to be fiction, and had to begin in 2016. The season did not have to be completed in […]

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  • Black Mirror S1 EP5-6

    BLACK MIRROR Recap: (S03E02) Playtest

    Imagine a world where horror gaming has reached new heights. Images can now be directly implanted into one’s brain. This is the world of Playtest, the second episode in the third season of the Netflix/BBC original, Black Mirror. Written by Charlie Brooker, this episode is not for the faint of heart (But are any Black Mirror episodes for the faint of heart?) Spoilers ahead. Globetrotter Cooper (Wyatt Russell) , an American citizen, has grown tired of his stagnant life at home with his mother. In an effort […]

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  • Podcast Review: 2 Girls 1 Pup Show

    Podcast Review: 2 Girls 1 Pup Show

    Love of dogs is as American as apple pie. In the podcast, 2 Girls 1 Pup Show, Monique Madrid hosts a talk show about people, and the dogs they love. As she boasts, “It’s the comedy show you can bring your dog to!” The owner of a dachshund named Comet, Madrid is passionate about dogs, owning dogs, and all the cuteness that entails. Madrid is a comedian from Kansas City. Each show is hosted at Tailwaggers, a pet superstore. Proceeds […]

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  • Episode Recap: Black Mirror [S3E01] “Nosedive”

    Episode Recap: Black Mirror [S3E01] “Nosedive”

    Black Mirror series 3 (the first series done by Netflix in partnership with the BBC anthology series) opens with the episode “Nosedive”. This episode features guest performances from Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve. Note, this recap is NOT spoiler free. Proceed at your own risk. In the world of “Nosedive”, Appearance really is everything. A ranking system of 1-5 designates privileges and prejudices in a society where social media posts can effect your ranking. Everything is ranked, interactions, skills, […]

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  • Top 5 Podcasts to Inspire Writers

    Top 5 Podcasts to Inspire Writers

    I am a writer. I know that will shock some of you. Outside of working at Geek Girl Authority, I also write plays, poems, and I’m working on a chapbook of short stories and a novella. But writing, like any profession, is hard. Many days I find it hard to sit at my computer or my desk and just, write. On days like that, I turn to podcasts to get my brain juices flowing. This month is NaNoWriMo, which is […]

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  • First Impressions: The Orbiting Human Circus (Of the Air)

    First Impressions: The Orbiting Human Circus (Of the Air)

    When I was a child, it was my dream to be in the circus. I wanted to fly on the trapeze, or juggle, or do just about anythig I could think of to get into the circus. Maybe that’s why I am so excited for The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air). A podcast about one of my childhood loves? Sign me up! The Orbiting Human Circus (Of the Air) presented by the podcast-world-prestigious Night Vale Presents, is a new podcast just […]

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  • Top 5 Audiobooks to Add to your Library

    Top 5 Audiobooks to Add to your Library

    Being a bit of an audio geek, my phone is full of audio content. I have subscribed to fifty podcasts. I have a library full of audiobooks, and an even longer wishlist on my Audible.com account. I listen to audiobooks in particular on long road trips, going to bed, or in the bath (Anywhere where a regular book would be slightly impractical). If you’ve been listening to audiobooks for awhile, or if you’re just trying the medium out (join us!), then […]

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  • Podcast Review: The Deep Vault

    Podcast Review: The Deep Vault

    Life inside a vault or bunker has never been viewed as comfortable (Look at the recent The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt, 10 Cloverfield Lane, After the Dark, and various other shows and movies), but the new podcast from Dead Signals, The Deep Vault,  takes the squeamy-ness of being trapped underground or even in an enclosed space to the next level. Told in only 7 parts, this is not a podcast to miss. The Deep Vault is a story that begins during apocalyptic […]

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  • ‘Death Note: Light Up the New World’ Trailer Release

    ‘Death Note: Light Up the New World’ Trailer Release

    If you’re like me, and you love anime, you’re more than a little concerned about the live action remake of one of the most popular anime of the last ten years: Death Note. Although this is not a remake and is technically a continuation of the story, live action anime themes give fans some trepidation. Here is why you should be excited about Death Note 3: Light Up a New World Totaling 40 episodes, Death Note is the chronicle of […]

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  • Podcast Review: Within the Wires

    Podcast Review: Within the Wires

    I’m going to be completely honest here. It took me a hot second to get into Within the Wires. Probably because the first time I listened to it, I forgot who Jeffrey Cranor was, and that, through Within the Wires, like Welcome to Night Vale, he was going to mess with my pre-conceived notions of what he would deliver in a podcast. Within the Wires is what I like to call a “First Person Shooter” podcast. By this I mean, what […]

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  • Media for a Halloween Mood

    Media for a Halloween Mood

    Its the most frightening time of the year. I am a big believer in Halloween. So much so, that I can be caught in my daily life saying “Halloween is not just a day. Its a state of mind.”  I firmly believe this sentiment to be true. But, I find as I get older, it becomes harder and harder to get into the holiday spirit. It happens later and later. Christmas especially, but now Halloween is harder for me to […]

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  • Podcast Review: The Tunnels

    Podcast Review: The Tunnels

      The Tunnels podcast is a case of Fact Stranger than Fiction. A little town called Griffin in Georgia lies just 45 minutes south of Atlanta. Griffin is known for its filming locations for projects such as The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead. However, under the town of Griffin lives much more real and insidious places than anything Hollywood could create. Under Griffin lie the tunnels. The Tunnels is an investigative journalism podcast. Robert Chauncey seeks to discover the reality behind […]

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  • Top 5 Space Themed Podcasts

    Top 5 Space Themed Podcasts

    Sci-fi is one of the great genres of literature, from H.G. Wells, L. Ron Hubbard, Douglas Adams, to Frank Herbert, and C. N. Lesley. Go to any sci-fi section and you’ll notice a great many of these books deal with humanity’s struggle to survive in the harshest climate, Space. The deep, dark vacuum of nothing surrounding the precariously teetering ball of our planet. These podcasts explore what would happen if humanity had to seek new lives elsewhere, among the stars. […]

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  • Podcast Review: Sable

    Podcast Review: Sable

    With the Halloween season upon us, creepy podcasts are in high demand. Why? Storytelling seems to peak around Halloween in the form of ghost stories, urban legends, paranormal occurrences; everyone seems to have a story.  There is no better place to go for storytelling, in my opinion, than podcasts. If you’re in the mood for a creepy fictional story (that almost seems real), look no further than SABLE, a new podcast by Lane Lloyd. SABLE tells the interweaving stories of […]

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