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NNN Episode 195 - Pants of the Patriarchy

Art by KivaBay

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, Wonder Woman movie loses director, Michelle MacLaren and this doesn't bode well for the project.  We have two Black Owned Businesses of the Week. The first is an Indiegogo campaign for Paralysis movie; a horror film with a Black Woman protagonist who's experiencing very weird possibly supernatual events. The other is Kickstarter campaign for De La Soul's new album.   

This week we welcome guests, Tanya D. (@cypheroftyr) and Bianca Anderson(@biancajand).  They talk about their experience in the [A]List Daily interview. Bianca told a great story on how interview series came to be.   We discuss gender and racial identity in video games and gaming community, shirtless guys in comic books tv shows and decided a game about stealing the pants of patriarchy is greatly needed. 

Other topics include a Black Steampunk Sherlock Holmes, 12 year old girl researching why mobile app games don't have characters that look like her, and Tanya D.'s article on historical accuracy in fantasy worlds.


NNN Episode 194 - Review of Half-Resurrection Blues

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, Game of Thrones tv series will introduce the Sand Snakes of House Martell. The Black Owned Business of the Week is Boutique de Bandeaux offering silk and satin hair accessories for thick natural hair.  This week we review the book, Half-Resurrection Blues: A Bone Street Rumba Novel, by Daniel José Older which is the first novel in a brand new Bone Street Rumba series.  We interview Older last year about his other book, Salsa Nocturna.



NNN Episode 193 - Interview With @TheDoubleclicks

The Doubleclicks; Photo by Cohoots Photography

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, Trevor Noah named successor to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show and GDC Vault: Game Developer Harassment: How to Get Through panel.  The Black Owned Business of the Week features Whipped Goods offering plant based and handcrafted bath and body goods.  This week we interview The Doubleclicks who currently on their #NerdsNightOut tour!  They are a pair of sisters who sing about dinosaurs, super-villians and other things that geeks love.  Their latest album, Dimetrodon, was release June 2014. Support them on Patreon and Youtube.


NNN Episode 192 - #EmpireFinale

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, the teaser trailer for the live action "Attack on Titan" premiered.  The Black Owned Business of the Week features K. Tempest who was the genuis behind “K Tempest Challenge”.  Check out her Patreon to support her work in podcasting and book reviews.  This week is all about that Empire season finale!


NNN Episode 191 - #nonCSWMbooks

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, talked about cool Buzzfeed list about 23 Struggles Only Book Nerds Will Understand. The Black Owned Business of the Week is Absynia where you can buy beautiful handcrafted jewelry.  This week discussed the “K Tempest Challenge” where people challenge themselves to read authors other than white straight cis male authors for a year.  We share 5 books we recommend to read for the challenge.  For more recommendations, check out the #nonCSWMbooks tag on twitter.

JP Fairfield's Picks

  • Living Large anthology with Rochelle Alers, Donna Hill, Brenda Jackson, Francis Ray
  • Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History
  • Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
  • Bayou graphic novel by Jeremy Love
  • Half-Resurrection Blues by DJ Older 
  • Minion (Vampire Huntress Legend) by L.A. Banks

Melissa's Picks

  • Big Machine by Victor LaVille
  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones (or Lost in the City or All Aunt Hagar’s Children)
  • Americanah by Chimande Adichie (or That Thing Around Your Neck)
  • Before you Suffocate Your Own  Fool Self by Danielle Evans

DeAna's Picks

  • Kindred by Octavia Bulter
  • The Complete Stories by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Repatriation of Henry Chin by Isaac Ho
  • Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

NNN Episode 190 - #DearMe

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Topics: In Feedback, we get some good recommendations to check out Cecile Emeke's poem 'Fake Deep' and the British series 'Some Girls'.   On Nerdtastic News, Sony announces they are also making an All-Male Ghostbusters which completely undermines the All-Female Ghostbusters project.  Nice one, Sony Pictures. HBO Now is finally stand-alone but only if you use Apple products.  Our very own DeAna was featured on a Buzzfeed article about Geeky Women discussing sexism in geek culture.   Our Black Owned Business of the Week is Flowers from Fatima.  Get cute hair flowers accessories whether clipped, bow, or bobby pinned!  This week, we decided to do our own #DearMe advice to ourselves.  The #DearMe campaign is a Youtube project encouraging women to share advice they would give their younger selves in celebration of International Women's Day.


NNN Episode 189: Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher Review

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Topics: RIP to Leonard Nimoy who pass away at age 83.  We take the time to express how Mr. Nimoy made an impact in our lives.  Next, we congratulate Nilah Magruder for winning the first Dwayne McDuffie Diversity Award.  For #BlackComicsMonth, interviews Mikki Kendall who's writing a Swords of Sorrow comic for Dynamite Entertainment.   This week we review the anime movie, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher.  Lastly, we talk about House of Cards. Spoilers people Spoilers!


NNN Episode 188: TV Squees

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Topics: Discuss the NY Times interview with Ackee and Saltfish creator.  Our Black-Owned Business of the week is Diligent Hands who specializes in handmade wooden purses and accessories!  

This week we talk about the difficulty sharing our experiences as a black woman in regards to critiquing gaming community and mainstream white feminism(tm).  We start off mentioning how late Sony in denouncing GamerGate then Patricia Arquette's tone deaf comment at the Oscars about wage equality asking for gays & POC to "fight for us now".  Speaking of the Oscars, our opinions of Neal Patrick Harris' hosting.  

Next, we recap the lastest episodes of Empire, Sleepy Hollow season finale, Constantine and Gotham.  We say goodbye to Parks & Rec, Glee and Justified while imploring Supernatural & Bones to hang it up and end the series.


NNN Episode 187: #TGIT

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Topics: Netflix rumored to create a show based on Legend of Zelda while Marvel finally get back the rights to use Spiderman in a feature film but it pushes back Black Panther... BOOOOOO!!!  Our Black-Owned Business of the week is Rachel Stewart Jewelry who specializes in hand-made earrings, necklaces, rings, and more!  This week is all about #TGIT!!!  First, we discuss... well JP discusses Grey's Anatomy then we dish about Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder.  Get out your wine and popcorn... it's time for TGIT!


NNN Episode 186: Review of Black Feminist Blogger

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Topics: Sad news. Monty Oum, 'RWBY' Creator, dies at 33. RIP.

In Nerdtastic News, follow the awesome twitter event #BlackComicsMonth hosted by @MizCaramelVixen to learn about Black comic book creators and titles plus participate in the huge giveaway contest throughout the month of February.  Find more information at

Please support Inda Lauryn, our awesome guest last week, in her youcaring campaign.  Give what you can and signal boost!  Let's come together as a black geek community and support!

This week we review the webseries, Black Feminist Blogger, created by Aph Ko.  The show follows Latoya's navigation through the competitive landscape of feminist blogging.  Check out the show on Youtube and Facebook page. 

Next, we discussed latest episode of Empire.