Friday, September 13, 2013

Episode 8 - Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

No Reviews, Just Analysis.

This episode is for the ladies. After freaking out over gender roles at the end of last week's show, Andrea ups the ante with three books from September 11, 2013 that feature strong female characters. Plus Nerd Confessions, Aaron's Inner Child and the most disturbing Grief Counseling yet.

Show Notes:
Theme of the show is the female problem. Take that as you will.

Red Sonja #3 14:50 to 29:17
Can a kickass female warrior empower women and break longstanding gender barriers while wearing a skimpy chain mail bikini? Why doesn't Sonja have the sense to just put on some damn pants? It's as if the traditional audience for this character was almost exclusively male...

(Mentioned in this segment: Burnt Weiners Episode 168, in which Aaron and Andrea guest host and discuss Red Sonja #1, among other things.)

X-Men #5 29:36 to 38:45
Battle Of The Atom Part 3, or How Many Jean Greys Does It Take To Destabilize The Timeline of A Lightbulb? It's a sweet reunion between mother and daughter that will probably lead to the end of the Marvel Universe as we know it.

Rachel Rising #19 40:14 to 49:49
Once upon a time there was a girl. She died. The end. But then it wasn't the end anymore. In fact, it was just the beginning. Of the end. That's usually how these things work.

Grief Counseling - The Walking Dead, Vol. 5 #25-30 50:00 to end
Each week Andrea faces her fears by reading a volume of The Walking Dead.

Bonus points if you can note the exact time Aaron makes her cry.

That's it for us this week. Contact info and subscription details are to your right, and don't forget to keep those #nerdconfessions coming!

If you're looking for this week's intro music, it's by the Eurythmics.

The outro is by Joan Jett.

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