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80 minutes | Jun 25, 2022
Put Some Tiger Balm On It! People of Color and Medicine
If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that our lives are heavily dependent on our healthcare. We literally can’t live without it! But this doesn’t eliminate an inherent distrust of our healthcare system in communities of color, especially amongst the older generations. So let’s talk about people of color and their relationship with healthcare. Timestamps 00:00:22 Intro 00:00:43 Introducing Jashelle! 00:01:05 Why Do You Think There’s Such A Complicated Relationship Between POC and Healthcare 00:08:32 Over-Reliance Alternative Medicine and Home Remedies 00:15:38 Distrust Due to Historical Experiments and Experiences 00:37:00 Visiting Doctors For Preventative Measures 00:39:23 Ways To Build A Good Relationship With Health Care 00:53:42 Misconceptions of The Merits of African Americans In Health Care Due to Affirmative Action 01:01:22 Model Minority Myth 01:11:58 Other Helpful Tips For Getting the Best Care You Can 01:19:44 Outro References https://www.crunchyroll.com/cells-at-work Cells At Work (Crunchyroll) https://www.crunchyroll.com/cells-at-work-code-black Cells At Work: Code Black (Crunchyroll) https://www.netflix.com/title/60004474 Osmosis Jones (Netflix)
40 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
...But Not Too Black! Colorism in Film and TV
We’ve talked a lot about race when it comes to casting choices in movies and television. And aside from some missteps, we are seeing more diversity and representation in the last few years. However, things could still be better, especially when it comes to the divisions between light skin and dark skin members of the same ethnic communities. So let’s talk about colorism! Timestamps 00:00:13 Intro 00:00:36 How Does Colorism Differ From Racism? 00:07:57 Examples of Colorism 00:13:57 Do You Think Colorism Discrimination Is Similar for Both Men and Women? 00:19:48 Lack of Black Photographers/Color Film’s Inherent Bias 00:37:17 Last Thoughts 00:39:41 Conclusion/Outro References https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/lens/sarah-lewis-racial-bias-photography.html https://www.vox.com/21330898/vogue-simone-biles-vanity-fair-viola-davis-cover https://www.instagram.com/p/CLZqHdPDqDj/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= on Color Correction for BIPOC photography https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-colorism-2834952 https://www.wired.com/story/review-hulu-comedy-woke/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2021/01/22/shonda-rhimes-bridgerton-netflix-has-problem-race-colorism/4173376001/ https://www.netflix.com/title/80232398?source=35 Bridgerton (Netflix) https://www.hulu.com/series/034909c6-8c46-4cad-8d0d-062574a9e5f1 Woke (Hulu) https://www.hulu.com/series/my-wife-and-kids-78e6d3fb-c3c3-47bc-b7f4-ff78c8566aff My Wife and Kids (Hulu) https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GXdLWQgqPHKXCPQEAAAxk?utm_id=sa%7c71700000067634131%7c58700007100246826%7cp70926274633&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-pCVBhCFARIsAGMxhAev4SA6AxFLR88nRununIgx5VqOI0V_ZKwtIGpCVD1qr4XvNnD_RUgaAp_0EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (HBO Max) https://www.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GX6QtHQxBD5nCwwEAAAHM Crazy Rich Asians (HBO Max) https://ecowarriorprincess.net/2019/06/why-asia-obsessed-white-skin-whitening-products/ Skin Whitening In Asia https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1553&context=law_globalstudies India and Colorism: The Finer Nuances Thanks for tuning into Geeks Represent! If you've enjoyed this discussion subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere podcasts can be found. If you want to add to this discussion, visit GeeksRepresent.com. Thanks for listening and sharing with your friends
97 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
Whoa, Deja Vu! Reboots and Revivals
Maybe you like seeing stuff you saw ages ago being redone or continuing today. Maybe you feel like some things were great as they were and should be left alone. Either way, if it exists and was successful, you can bet Hollywood’s going to do it over and over and over again for all its worth. Here are our thoughts on reboots and revivals. Timestamps 0:00:14 - Intro 0:00:32 - Definitions of Reboots and Revivals 00:20:38 - what makes a good reboot? 0:31:50 - Reboots done right 0:35:30 - Long Franchise Management 0:38:56 - Do adapations from Movies to TV count as a reboot. 0:50:11 - Reboots that failed (Jurrasic World, The Matrix Revolutions, Fant4stic ? 1:01:20 - Scream, The Grinch, and Joker 1:10:23 - What do you want to see rebooted 1:16:55- Kobra Kai, Creed and other Reboots of Note 1:36:16 - Conclusion References Geek History lesson https://www.geekhistorylesson.com/episodes/ghl-175-our-batman-chronological-timeline Got something to say about reboots? Maybe you have some you liked more than others? Feel free to leave your comments. Thanks for tuning into Geeks Represent! If you've enjoyed this discussion subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere podcasts can be found. If you want to add to this discussion, visit GeeksRepresent.com. Thanks for listening and sharing with your friends
77 minutes | May 30, 2022
Somewhere Out There We're Sponsored: Diving into the Multiverse
In honor of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we wanted to talk about the multiverse as it’s portrayed in our favorite fandoms. Don’t worry, most of us aren’t quantum physicists and the only science we’ll be going into is science fiction. So Geeks, grab your portal guns and let’s jump into the multiverse. Timestamps 00:00:15 Intro 00:00:38 What Is The Multiverse? 00:10:13 Ways The Multiverse Becomes A Popular Sci-Fi Concept 00:12:57 Great Stories Involving The Multiverse 00:32:45 What Perspective Does DragonBall Offer 00:45:56 Any Multiverse Stories In The Realm Of Manga/Anime? 00:53:02 Would The Star Wars Books Count As A Multiverse? 01:03:17 Star Trek, Kingdom Hearts, Etc. Handled The Multiverse Well 01:04:13 Joe Is Excited For Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers 01:06:26 Final Thoughts On The Multiverse 01:16:26 Conclusion/Outro References https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9419884/ Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness https://www.disneyplus.com/series/wandavision/4SrN28ZjDLwH Wanda Vision https://www.disneyplus.com/series/loki/6pARMvILBGzF Loki https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/81002747 Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10872600/ Spider-man: No Way Home https://a24films.com/films/everything-everywhere-all-at-once Everything Everywhere All At Once https://www.dragonball-multiverse.com/en/read.html DB Multiverse https://mobile.twitter.com/herms98/status/811481529142558720 Dragon Ball Timeline/Multiverse After Goku Black Saga https://www.hulu.com/series/steinsgate-1e6bb91f-1b9f-471e-8bd3-ec7cb0de1869 Steins;Gate https://www.crunchyroll.com/rezero-starting-life-in-another-world- Re:Zero Starting Life In Another World https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-worlds_interpretation Many World’s Interpretation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen_interpretation Copenhagen Interpretation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XglOw2_lozc PBS Space Time: How Many Universes Are There? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-syaCoqkZA PBS Space Time: Where Are The Worlds In The Many Worlds? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzKWfw68M5U PBS Space Time: The Many Worlds Of The Quantum Multiverse Do you have a favorite multiverse story? Leave your comments! Thanks for tuning into Geeks Represent! If you've enjoyed this discussion subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere podcasts can be found. If you want to add to this discussion, visit GeeksRepresent.com. Thanks for listening and sharing with your friends
43 minutes | May 21, 2022
Now In Technicolor! Groundbreaking Shows For POCs
Growing up in the 90s when you turned on the tv at primetime, chances were you’d see very few people of color. For many, it was considered diverse if you had one black guy in the cast if there was one at all. But as time went on, we started seeing awesome shows that reminded us that stories didn’t have to be about white people to be successful. Let’s talk about the groundbreaking shows for people of color. Was there a show you grew up with that you felt was groundbreaking? Please leave it in the comments or review. Timestamps 00:00:15 Intro 00:00:37 Importance for People of Color Being On TV 00:03:57 What Shows Broke New Ground For You? 00:22:38 What Shows Could Have Been Groundbreaking But Either Failed or Didn’t Even Try? 00:30:26 What DoYou Think About The Sentiment That TV Is Becoming Too Diverse, Straight White Men Are Being Sidelined, Diversity Quota, Etc. 00:37:42 Last Thoughts? 00:42:36 Outro Thanks for tuning into Geeks Represent! If you've enjoyed this discussion subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere podcasts can be found. If you want to add to this discussion, visit GeeksRepresent.com. Thanks for listening and sharing with your friends
64 minutes | May 15, 2022
The Fave Four! Winter Wonderland
Welcome back to Geeks Represent! We hope you had a great holiday season full of binge-able content. We sure did! Here are our Winter 2021 TV picks that we watched during our break! 00:00:17 Intro 00:00:26 The Witcher (Sean’s Recommendation) 00:12:24 The Wheel Of Time (Darryl’s Recommendation) 00:33:29 Arcane (Joe’s Recommendation) 00:49:46 Clickbait (Marshall’s Recommendation) 00:55:24 Shows That Know When To End like One Piece 01:03:08 Conclusion/Outro Got a favorite tv show from this past winter? Leave a comment on our social media! Thanks for tuning into Geeks Represent! If you've enjoyed this discussion subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere podcasts can be found. If you want to add to this discussion, visit GeeksRepresent.com. Thanks for listening and sharing with your friends.
74 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
The Last Racebender: The Legend of Whitewashing
As geeks, we enjoy all kinds of entertainment. But at Geeks Represent, we especially value stories told from the perspectives of people of all kinds of races and cultures. We feel it’s incredibly important to not only have these stories told with sincerity but to tell them well through accurate portrayals of people of color. This is why it’s especially disheartening when instead of taking the opportunity to portray these characters as they were meant to be portrayed, they’re instead miscast with white actors. So without further ado, let’s talk about racebending and whitewashing in Hollywood. Geeks Represent will be taking a small break to prepare for the holiday season. We will see you in 2022! Timestamps 00:00:13 Intro 00:00:50 Defining Racebending and Whitewashing and Why It Can Be Problematic 00:07:22 There Is No Last Airbender In Ba Sing Se 00:34:48 Iron Fist Is Basically A Crappier Batman Begins 00:35:50 Instances Where Racebending Can Make Sense 00:54:07 Casting People of Mixed Heritage/Importance of Mixed Representation 01:03:57 Racebending In Voice Acting 01:11:24 Conclusion References https://thedaoofdragonball.com/blog/news/ben-ramsey-replies-to-dragon-ball-fans/ https://www.cbr.com/wheel-of-time-what-nynaeve-actor-loves-hairstyle/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Saigon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell_(2017_film) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_(2015_film) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakfast_at_Tiffany%27s_(film) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Wall_(film) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Samurai https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Martian_(film) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dragonball https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_airbender https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089461/ The Last Dragon https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1335975/ 47 Ronin https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5463162/ Deadpool 2 https://www.netflix.com/title/80097140 Altered Carbon https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502712/ Fantastic Four (2015) https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/marvel-studios-iron-man-3/3s4Ihq7P2c6e Iron Man 3 https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/marvel-studios-doctor-strange/4GgMJ1aHKHA2 Doctor Strange https://www.netflix.com/title/80002612 Iron Fist https://www.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GX6QtHQxBD5nCwwEAAAHM?utm_id=sa%7c71700000076010662%7c58700006941171752%7cp62482155584&gclid=Cj0KCQiA-eeMBhCpARIsAAZfxZD2IgGBpy6gmHM2jYdMgRohvDrg2fJaP24iWn2glEOEVpmdIT9yOfQaAuezEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Crazy Rich Asians https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09F5KBXB6/?ref=DVM_US_DL_SL_GO_AST_21WOFT_mkw_syCDbmVyV-dc&mrntrk=pcrid_556441649251_slid__pgrid_135825740624_pgeo_9031199_x__ptid_kwd-296984520456&gclid=Cj0KCQiA-eeMBhCpARIsAAZfxZB1UPVcam6DfqaeRLfxze8Q_fStD84QQ8epzrfGc1sxmfqTh6455lcaAmUoEALw_wcB The Wheel of Time https://www.funimation.com/shows/ghost-in-the-shell-stand-alone-complex/ Ghost in the Shell (Anime)
81 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
Stop Screwing With The Timeline, Barry! Our Love/Hate Relationship with Time Travel
We’ve talked about a variety of topics in season one, including some pretty complex and serious issues. And while those are great to talk about, sometimes it’s nice to talk about simple things. This brings us to tonight’s topic, time travel! It’s one of the most popular and used aspects of science fiction and fantasy and there are so many ways it’s been portrayed. And yet anytime it shows up it drives us crazy! Here are our thoughts on time travel. Timestamps 00:00:14 Intro 00:00:40 Why Do You Think Time Travel Is So Popular? 00:03:51 What About Time Travel Drives Us Crazy? 00:15:31 Are There Any Good Time Travel Examples You Like? (Enter Naruto Tangent) 00:31:01 What Are Some Bad Examples of Time Travel 00:40:11 What Are Some Movies/Stories That Almost Got It Right? 00:50:01 What Are Some of Your Favorite/Least Favorite Time Travel Stories 00:52:11 More Movies/Stories That Almost Got It Right 01:10:51 More Favorite/Least Favorite Time Travel Stories 01:29:56 Outro References https://www.hulu.com/series/steinsgate-1e6bb91f-1b9f-471e-8bd3-ec7cb0de1869 Steins; Gate https://www.netflix.com/title/70155599 Star Gate SG1 https://www.hulu.com/movie/tenet-c35f0d06-74bc-43b1-a7b8-cf7b2bc90139?entity_id=c35f0d06-74bc-43b1-a7b8-cf7b2bc90139 Tenet https://www.crunchyroll.com/boruto-naruto-next-generations Boruto https://www.disneyplus.com/series/loki/6pARMvILBGzF Loki https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/x-men-days-of-future-past/12X4W0gKaZr4 X-Men Days Of Future Past https://youtu.be/PPm_Dqy1Hpk Kamen Rider Den-O https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/marvel-studios-avengers-endgame/aRbVJUb2h2Rf Avengers End Game https://www.netflix.com/dz-en/title/60010110 Back To The Future https://www.hulu.com/series/future-man-6771f12e-3195-4844-b489-f21732aa789b Future Man
48 minutes | Nov 6, 2021
The Fave Four! Summer of 2021!
Since the world is STILL crazy, it’s nice to have an outlet to escape every once in a while whether it’s manga, books, tv shows or movies. Here are our summer 2021 TV picks! Thanks for tuning into Geeks Represent! If you've enjoyed this discussion subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere podcasts can be found. If you want to add to this discussion, visit GeeksRepresent.com. Thanks for listening and sharing with your friends Timestamps 00:00:14 Intro 00:00:28 Darryl’s Recommendation (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) 00:14:18 Joe’s Recommendation (The Chair) 00:25:32 Marshall’s Recommendation (Moonlit Fantasy) 00:36:32 Sean’s Recommendation (What We Do In The Shadows (TV Show)) 00:47:23 Outro References https://kotaku.com/it-s-time-for-brooklyn-nine-nine-s-cops-to-quit-their-j-1844070430 https://www.hulu.com/series/daf48b7a-6cd7-4ef6-b639-a4811ec95232 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Hulu) https://www.netflix.com/title/81206259 The Chair (Netflix) https://www.crunchyroll.com/tsukimichi-moonlit-fantasy- Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy (Crunchyroll) https://www.hulu.com/series/0b10c46a-12f0-4357-8a00-547057b49bac What We Do In The Shadows (Hulu) https://myanimelist.net/manga/120177/Isekai_Ojisan Isekai Uncle/Uncle from Another World
47 minutes | Oct 30, 2021
Peace, Love and Positivity: Geeks Talk Cosplay with Banzai Wolf Burger!
Here at Geeks Represent, we feel it’s important to support up-and-coming content creators, especially those of color with stories and art to share with the world. And since it is the Halloween season, we thought it’d be fitting to talk about the art form that is cosplay and to introduce to you a super dope artist making waves in the cosplay community. So without further ado, please allow us to give a warm welcome to Banzai Wolf Burger! Timestamps 00:00:14 Intro 00:00:50 Origin of the Name Banzai Wolf Burger 00:02:04 What Got You Into Cosplay? 00:03:54 What Was Your First Cosplay? 00:04:57 What Fandoms, Characters or Art Are You Following To Inspire You For Projects? 00:05:30 Has There Been A Cultural Shift in Cosplay/Anime? Has It Been A Positive Change? 00:07:05 What’s Your General Process For Choosing A Character to Cosplay? 00:09:12 Thoughts on Buying vs. Making Cosplay 00:10:20 Getting Awesome Deals At Spirit of Halloween After Halloween 00:12:36 Tips For Beginners to Get Into Cosplaying 00:14:34 Tips For Breaking Into the Cosplay Community and Finding Groups to Cosplay With 00:15:23 How Early Do You Plan Ahead For Your Cosplays? 00:16:11 Are There Any Characters From This Upcoming Season That You’re Looking Forward to Cosplaying? 00:17:39 Thoughts On Recycling Cosplay 00:19:58 Do You Ever Cosplay Outside of Cons, Like For Halloween? 00:23:00 What Has Been Your Favorite Experience Cosplaying, and How Was Winning The Squad Up: Suicide Squad Cosplay Contest 2016/Meeting Will Smith? 00:26:35 How Have You Stayed Involved With Cosplay During The Pandemic When Most Cons Were Cancelled? 00:29:33 What Has Been Your Favorite Con To Go To? How Do You Like Small vs. Big Cons? What Cons Would You Like To Go To In The Future? 00:31:45 How Has Cosplay Positively Impacted You? 00:33:20 How Long Have You Been Video Game Streaming? 00:34:48 Lo-Fi Cosplay And Chill Stream With Banzai Wolf Burger 00:37:28 Do You Line Up/Plan Shoot Ideas For Dope Cosplay Photos? 00:40:36 How Can People Reach You? IG, Twitter, Twitch, Facebook 00:41:22 Racial Gate Keeping In The Community 00:43:05 Peace, Love and Positivity 00:46:08 Outro References https://twitter.com/BanzaiWolf_FC Banzai Wolf Burger’s Twitter https://www.facebook.com/BanzaiWolfBurger Banzai Wolf Burger’s Facebook Fan Page https://www.tiktok.com/@banzai_wolf_burger Banzai Wolf Burger’s TikTok https://www.instagram.com/banzai_wolf_burger.fc/ Banzai Wolf Burger’s IG https://myeverydaylifestyle.com/fashion/2016/7/28/recap-san-diego-comic-con-2106-suicide-squad-up-cosplay-contest SDCC 2016 Suicide Squad Squad Up Cosplay Contest Recap! https://www.worbla.com/?page_id=6730 Various Tutorials to Worbla and Armor/Weapon Crafting with Worbla
65 minutes | Oct 23, 2021
NomNom! Cooking with Geeks!
As we said in a previous episode, there’s a notion that geeks are unfit and have unhealthy habits. Hopefully, you learned a lot about fitness in that episode, and today we’ll be talking more about the food and cooking side of staying healthy both physically and even culturally. So without further ado, here’s NomNom! Cooking with Geeks! Timestamps 00:00:15 Intro 00:00:24 Importance of Having Cooking Skills 00:11:34 If You Eat Pork You Know What A Human Tastes Like?! 00:13:20 Our Relationship With Food 00:17:32 Joe: “What Is My Instagram?!” 00:22:15 Eating Out vs. Eating In: How Often During A Pandemic? 00:40:45 Cooking Food From Our Cultural Background. Important? 00:48:45 Good Ways To Start Cooking 01:04:16 Outro References https://www.instagram.com/joedtran21/ Joe’s Instagram with lotsa Food Pics https://www.reddit.com/r/52weeksofcooking/ https://www.reddit.com/r/52weeksofcooking/comments/kx6311/week_2_meat_substitute_general_tsos_tempeh/ Flawless, Effortless, Slow-Roasted Salmon https://www.youtube.com/c/foodwishes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LVo3UUMu0k How Two Guys are the Reason We Eat What We Eat for Breakfast https://www.reddit.com/r/FoodPorn/ https://www.netflix.com/title/81034518 High On The Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeedtasty/ Buzzfeed’s Tasty FB Group Full of Recipes https://www.recipetineats.com/vietnamese-chicken-pho-soup-pho-ga/ Chicken Pho Recipe https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/ Rachael Ray Show https://www.netflix.com/title/80201866 The Final Table (Cooking Competition with great ideas from amazing chefs) https://www.crunchyroll.com/food-wars-shokugeki-no-soma Food Wars (Cooking Anime) https://www.crunchyroll.com/yakitate-japan Yakitate!! Japan (Bread Making Competition Cooking Anime) https://www.youtube.com/c/CHEFPKR Chef PK’s Youtube Channel (Pro Chef Makes Anime Food) https://www.youtube.com/c/HellthyJunkFood Fun Junk Food Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcVVVQVQnXk&list=PLa2n85qq-JcgcCtRny9Ut6wygS12oofDZ Celebrity Kitchen w/ Christy Carlson Romano https://www.youtube.com/user/MindofaChef Chef Sean https://www.youtube.com/c/internetshaquille Internet Shaquille Cooking Channel https://www.netflix.com/title/81261669 Way of the House Husband
69 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Get Over Here! NYCC 2021!
As more people are getting vaccinated (as should you!) and restrictions are getting looser, we’re slowly starting to travel again and getting to enjoy the events we loved to go to. Our very own fellow podcaster Sean got to go to this year’s New York Comic-Con last weekend and if you follow his Instagram, it looks like he had a blast. Here’s Sean and his recap of New York Comic-Con 2021! Timestamps 00:00:23 Intro 00:00:34 Post Pandemic New York City 00:02:18 Feeling Safe At A Large Event During A Pandemic 00:05:34 Pre vs Post Pandemic New York Comiccon 00:14:57 Big Cons vs Small Cons 00:22:08 Getting into the Recap 00:22:20 Day 1: Exhibitors/Artist Alley 00:25:15 Day 1: Funimation Panel w/ Guapdad 4000 00:29:04 Day 2: First Day of Cosplay (Mortal Kombat) 00:31:11 Day 2: The Wheel Of Time Panel 00:36:17 Day 2: The Boys Panel 00:46:23 Day 3: Second Day of Cosplay (Sasuke Yashitori from Two Swords Meet Over A Bridge/Zhang Li Wu from A Tale of Two Kingdoms/Soo Won Cho and the 8 Trials of the Octopus) 00:50:23 Visiting the New York Harry Potter Store 00:51:55 Day 4: The Con Wind Down (Missing the What We Do In The Shadows Panel) 00:53:06 Day 4: Crunchyroll Industry Panel 00:58:21 Some Things NYCC Could Improve 01:03:18 Did Sean and Jess Make or Buy Their Costumes? 01:07:38 Conclusion? Definitely Go to NYCC! References https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us.html New York ComicCon’s Home Page https://www.instagram.com/shnreardon/?hl=en Sean’s IG (includes some pics of his cosplay + friends and family’s cosplays) https://lostchildrenofandromeda.com/ The Lost Children of Andromeda Series (Jason Primrose -Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author) https://www.cerecerenniemurphy.com/ Cerece Rennie Murphy (Awesome Black Female Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author) https://www.andrearosewashington.com/ Andrea Rose Washington (Another Awesome Black Female Sci-Fi/Fantasy indie Author) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/trekkie-beyond-a-star-trek-podcast/id1586146503 Andrea Rose Washington’s Podcast https://www.instagram.com/guapdad4000/?hl=en Guapdad 4000 (The Hypebeast from the Funimation Panel) https://www.comic-con.org/ San Diego Comic-Con’s Home Page https://www.otakon.com/ Otakon’s Home Page (Anime Con Now in DC) https://www.katsucon.org/ Katsucon’s Home Page (Anime Con in the beautiful Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, MD) https://www.anime-expo.org/register/ Anime Expo (LA Anime Con) https://www.dragoncon.org/ Dragoncon (Anime/Comic-con in ATL) https://awesome-con.com/ Awesomecon (Big Pop Con/Comic-Con in DC) https://super.magfest.org/ Magfest (Music and Gaming Convention aka 24/7 con also in the beautiful Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, MD) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fus4Xb_TLg The Wheel of Time Teaser Trailer https://www.amazon.com/The-Boys-Season-1/dp/B0875THX53 The Boys https://thepopinsider.com/features/nycc-the-boys-retrospective/ The Boys Retrospective at NYCC https://www.youtube.com/c/KarenFukuhara Karen Fukuhara’s Youtube Channel https://www.crunchyroll.com/muv-luv-alternative Muv-Luv-Alternative (Crunchyroll) https://www.crunchyroll.com/platinum-end Platinum End (Crunchyroll) https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2021/01/03-1/magi-authors-battle-fantasy-manga-orient-to-get-tv-anime-adaptation Orient (new anime to be featured on Crunchyroll) https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2021/08/06-1/love-of-kill-coming-to-crunchyroll-in-2022 Love Of Kill (new anime to be featured on Crunchyroll) https://comicbook.com/anime/news/kamen-rider-w-anime-fuuto-pi-2022-funimation/ Fuuto Pi (Kamen Rider’s first anime adaptation to be featured on Funimation) https://animenewsandfacts.com/vampire-dies-in-no-time-release-schedule-episode-1-12-next-episode-release-date-and-time/ Vampire Dies In No Time (new anime to be featured on Funimation) https://www.crunchyroll.com/the-worlds-finest-assassin-gets-reincarnated-in-another-world-as-an-aristocrat The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated In Another World As An Aristocrat (Crunchyroll) Thanks for tuning into Geeks Represent! If you've enjoyed this discussion subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere podcasts can be found. If you want to add to this discussion, visit GeeksRepresent.com. Thanks for listening. Thanks for listening and sharing with your friends
48 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
Geeks Get Fit! Fitness Tips From Geeks
When you think of geeks, what body types do you normally think of? Chances are, due to decades of stereotyping in the media, you think of generally unfit nerds with unhealthy habits. But here at Geeks Represent, we believe a healthy geek is a happy geek and that we should all do our best to keep fit and live sustainable lifestyles. Today, we’ll be consulting our very own fitness buff (pun intended) Sean for fitness tips. Timestamps 00:00:52 - What's the most important factor in staying fit? 00:05:14 - How does your diet factor in? 00:09:32 - Using Apps to track Calories 00:11:02 - Sean's Bona Fides 00:13:20 - Advice for those looking for a lean cut - Maingaining 00:16:00 - Advice for those dealing with chronic pain while losing weight 00:20:42 - What other mistakes do you find people do when dealing with their diet? 00:24:27 - Snack Substitutions & Fad diets & Vegan foods 00:33:29 - Sodium and our Bodies 00:40:06 - Favorite workouts (HITT, Workout timing, & Pokemon Go) 00:47:10 - Final thoughts References https://www.instagram.com/shnreardon/ - Sean's Instagram Global Cycling Network YouTube Channel https://www.instagram.com/tv/CTarLPWAZqL/?utm_medium=copy_link Dr. Stefi Cohen on Sodium Intake https://youtu.be/DjEnkzhz5T4 Greg Doucette Bulking vs Maingaining https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180809202057.htm Pass the Salt: Study Finds Average Sodium Consumption Safe For Heart Health https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(19)30151-2/fulltext Cardiometabolic Benefits of a Long Term Caloric Deficit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3014770/ More Benefits of a Sustained Caloric Deficit https://www.funimation.com/shows/how-heavy-are-the-dumbbells-you-lift How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift (awesome hilarious anime about fitness with great tips, DUB highly recommended due to English nuances) Do you have a favorite way to keep fit? Leave your comments below. Thanks for tuning into Geeks Represent! If you've enjoyed this discussion subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere podcasts can be found. If you want to add to this discussion, visit GeeksRepresent.com. Thanks for listening. Thanks for listening and have a great summer.
48 minutes | Oct 2, 2021
Don't Get Attached! A Review of The Suicide Squad
In 2016, Warner Bros released Suicide Squad, DC’s attempt to introduce the comic book team to the movie universe. This isn’t about that movie. Today we’ll be talking about “The” Suicide Squad currently available in theaters and on HBO Max. It’s almost the exact same premise: criminals get extorted into doing high-risk missions for the government. And yet, James Gunn manages to give us a completely different movie. So let’s get into it. Timestamps 00:00:19 Intro 00:00:50 How We Felt About the Sequel 00:07:53 What Makes The Sequel Better Than The Original? 00:17:15 Any Criticism of the Sequel? 00:19:30 Favorite Moments 00:28:11 Favorite Characters 00:37:14 Amanda Waller Better in the Original? 00:42:00 Question for the Guys and the Audience: Who Would You Cast in a Future Suicide Squad (DC Character) or Thunderbolts (Marvel Character)? 00:43:51 Feelings About the Peace Marker Spin-Off 00:47:09 Outro References https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6334354/?ref_=tt_ch The Suicide Squad (No Longer on HBO Max) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_Squad_(film) Suicide Squad (First Movie) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birds_of_Prey_(2020_film) Harley Quinn Movie https://www.gamesradar.com/peacemaker-tv-show-release-date-trailer-hbo-max-suicide-squad/ Peacemaker Spin-Off Series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbolts_(comics) Marvel Thunderbolts
39 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
The Fave Four! Movies that Influenced Us (Season Finale)
Since the world keeps acting crazy, it’s nice to have an outlet to escape every once in a while whether it’s manga, books, tv shows, or movies. Here are our picks for movies that made an impact on our lives. Thank you for joining us for our first season of Geeks Represent! This has been an incredible first run and we can’t wait to give you more content after our summer break. We will see you in the fall! Timestamps 00:00:15 Intro 00:00:28 Marshall’s Recommendation (Netflix’s Love Guaranteed) 00:02:52 Darryl’s Recommendation (Rush Hour 2) 00:08:12 Sean’s Recommendation (Jet Li’s Fearless) 00:19:19 There Was A Rush Hour TV Show?! 00:19:57 There Was A Live Action Tekken?! 00:20:39 Joe’s Recommendation (Better Luck Tomorrow) 00:28:28 “Protest Peacefully, But Not Like That…” 00:34:53 The Damaging Myth of the Model Minority 00:36:58 Pluto TV?! What Are All These Online Subscription Services, Darryl?! 00:37:39 Conclusion/Preview of Season 2 00:38:09 Outro References https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/rush-hour-2 https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/better-luck-tomorrow https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/jet-lis-fearless https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/love-guaranteed Got a recommendation for us? Send us your picks in the comment section. Thanks for tuning into Geeks Represent! If you've enjoyed this discussion subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere podcasts can be found. If you want to add to this discussion, visit GeeksRepresent.com. Thanks for listening. Thanks for listening and have a great summer.
55 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Inappropriate! Pt. 2: Cultural Appreciation vs. Cultural Colonization
On our last episode, we started discussing the difference between cultural appropriation and appreciation. As you can imagine, it was a very long conversation, so long that we had to split it into two episodes. Here is Part Two. Timestamps 00:00:11 Intro 00:00:30 Asians Being Drawn to Black Culture 00:03:26 Pop Culture Comes from Black Culture 00:04:14 A Universal Message: Personally Relating to Black Culture 00:10:46 Appreciating Black Culture vs. Placation/Guilt 00:16:56 Appropriating Your Own Culture? 00:28:12 Have You Ever Felt Not Black/African/Asian/Vietnamese/American Enough? 00:39:00 Division in the Asian Community (Specifically the Vietnamese Community) Leading to Different Views on Black Culture 00:45:41 How Can You Avoid Appropriation? 00:48:00 Don’t Be A Weeboo 00:50:48 Avoiding Saviorism When Appreciating: Cultural Colonization 00:53:50 Conclusion 00:54:38 Outro References https://external-preview.redd.it/ilZTLcatBn8sT_wDAWW9JyOXHKw7ygwDM7lOBpo_SAY.jpg?auto=webp&s=8cda21af12b169c51187dca8dba3417ee4762f6a The Evolution of African American Music https://www.hulu.com/series/fresh-off-the-boat-b3bab1c6-c54b-4564-bf9d-badc7aa16094 Fresh Off The Boat https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minstrel_show History of Minstrel Shows/Vaudeville https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/gracesu/im-an-asian-american-actor-but-i-cant-do-the-accent I’m An Asian American Actor But I Can’t Do The Accent https://www.netflix.com/title/80199128 Kim’s Convenience https://www.npr.org/2021/05/25/999874296/6-charts-that-dismantle-the-trope-of-asian-americans-as-a-model-minority 6 Charts That Dismantle the Asian Model Minority Myth https://www.urban.org/urban-wire/model-minority-myth-hides-economic-realities-many-asian-americans Model Minority Myth Hiding Disparity Amongst the Asian Community https://www.dictionary.com/e/slang/weeaboo/ Definition of Weeaboo
74 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Inappropriate! A Look At Cultural Appropriation
Diversity of cultures is one of the things that makes America truly beautiful. Depending on where you are, you’re able to immerse yourself into your neighbor’s cultural identity while also sharing your own. This leads to greater empathy and understanding between people whose ancestors may have lived oceans apart. But when does appreciation turn into appropriation? Timestamps 00:00:16 Intro 00:00:35 Geeks What Is Your Definition of Appropriation 00:03:46 K-Pop Guilty of Appropriation? 00:08:07 BTS Appropriating Fashion/Culturally Insensitive/Culturally Ignorant? 00:11:58 Treading the Fine Line Between Appropriation and Appreciation: the Case of Jeremy Lin 00:17:56 Blackfishing: From Kim K to Elvis 00:30:11 Western Culture Influences on Anime and other Asian Media: Appreciation or Appropriation? 00:51:48 “With Voice Acting There Is No Race” - Phil LaMarr; Difference between Casting Opportunities for Minorities 00:59:37 Her Parents Named Her After A Guy’s Name?! & White Washing Names for Better Opportunities 01:04:03 Eastern Influences on Western Cartoons and Media: Appreciation or Appropriation? 01:13:16 Conclusion References Portrayal of Black Anime Characters Throughout History Anna Akana's video on benevolent racism Blackfishing: The women accused of pretending to be black Bon Appetit's Kimchi Video Rachel Dolezal on being black: ‘I didn’t deceive anybody’ Martina Big Racism in Chinese Laundry Commercial Avatar the Last Airbender- Creating The Legend- Bending Toxicity Levels Rising! Maintaining Healthy Online Hygiene What About Mr. Popo?! Portrayal of Black People in Anime Stand Proud! Portrayal of LGBTQIA+ People of Color
53 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Stand Proud! Portrayal of LGBTQIA+ People of Color
Our podcast was formed to talk about the representation of people of all backgrounds, whether it be race, gender or sexual orientation. To celebrate Pride Month, we will talk about the portrayal of LGBTQIA+ in entertainment, particularly but not limited to those of color. Timestamps 00:00:19 Intro 00:00:37 The Importance of Watching/Listening to Stories of LGBTQIA+ People of Color 00:10:24 Why Some Immigrant Parents Have Trouble Understanding 00:13:16 What Are Some Good Portrayals of LGBTQIA+ People of Color 00:25:02 What Are Some Examples of Portrayals That Could Be Improved (Tokenization to Censoring Out of Fear of Audience/Country Backlash) 00:35:25 Old Shows That Made Huge Strides 00:37:48 Old Shows Joking About the Division In The Queer Community (Gays vs. Bi vs. Lesbians) 00:38:40 Other Good Portrayals of LGBTQIA+ Stories 00:52:07 Outro References Disclosure (Netflix) Pose Sense8 Paris Is Burning She-Ra and the Princess of Power Steven Universe Moonlight Orange Is The New Black Master of None Love Victor Black Lightning The Upshaws The Half of It Schitt’s Creek Thanks for tuning into Geeks Represent! If you've enjoyed this discussion subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere podcasts can be found. If you want to add to this discussion, visit GeeksRepresent.com. Thanks for listening.
50 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
The Fav Five! Favorite Books, Comics, and Other Adaptations
Since the world keeps acting crazy, it’s nice to have an outlet to escape every once in a while whether it’s manga, books, tv or movies, so here are each of our favorite adaptations based on books from this year so far! Timestamps 00:00:20 Intro 00:00:33 Jashelle’s Recommendation (Stumptown) 00:07:24 Joe’s Recommendation (Invincible) 00:10:17 Secret Identity Trope Outdated? 00:13:22 Wait, You Haven’t Seen Iron Giant?! 00:21:00 Marshall’s Recommendation (Solo Leveling) 00:27:06 Sean’s Recommendation (Shadow and Bone) 00:34:24 Darryl’s Recommendation (Jujustu Kaisen) 00:35:30 Jujustu Kaisen has a better Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi Than Naruto w/ Strong Women Characters 00:41:09 But He Can’t Beat Goku Though: Goku Vs. Omniman, Who’s the Worse Father? 00:43:50 Bad Dads in Anime 00:49:07 Question of the Week: What Show Would You Want Us To Watch? 00:49:24 Outro Links https://www.hulu.com/series/70cc8703-43db-4d87-96ae-146a4ed81d3f Stumptown (Hulu) https://www.amazon.com/INVINCIBLE-SEASON-1/dp/B08WJMRHYZ Invincible (Amazon Prime) https://www.hulu.com/watch/b7d8d666-1064-41fb-a18f-497661997a66 Iron Giant (Hulu) https://levelingsolo.com/ Solo Leveling https://www.netflix.com/title/80236319 Shadow and Bone (Netflix) https://www.crunchyroll.com/jujutsu-kaisen Jujutsu Kaisen (Crunchyroll) http://www.runningonrooftops.com/ Running on Rooftops: The Comic Book Adaptation Podcast (Darryl’s Old Podcast)
54 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
What About Mr. Popo?! Portrayal of Black People in Anime
You knew this was coming. We love it, you love it. There was no way we were not going to talk about the global phenomenon that is anime. For the last half century, anime has gone far beyond the borders of Japan to reach audiences all around the world. That includes black people, so much so that anime has become a valid part of black American culture. And as anime stories evolve and diversify, so have anime characters. However, some portrayals are obviously better than others. Today we’re going to talk about how anime has portrayed black people and the ever-changing relationship between black viewers and anime. Timestamps 00:00:14 Intro 00:00:45 Why the Popularity of Anime? 00:01:57 Examples of Bad Portrayals of Black People in Anime 00:05:42 But What About Mr. Popo?! 00:07:28 Black Characters in Asian Media (Live Actions Included) 00:09:45 Examples of Good Portrayals of Black People in Anime 00:20:27 Black People Having Electrical Powers Trope 00:23:56 Gray Area Portrayals and How to Improve Character Designs to Become A Good Portrayal 00:39:02 Examples of Black Culture and Anime Influencing Each Other 00:45:32 The Line Between Influence, Appreciation and Appropriation 00:52:50 Final Thoughts 00:53:29 Outro Links Image Gallery https://www.vox.com/2015/3/17/8230783/japan-racism-blackface https://www.theguardian.com/culture/video/2020/oct/01/anime-has-a-race-problem-heres-how-black-fans-are-fixing-it-video https://www.cbr.com/anime-black-representation/
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