Collective Snark

A pop culture podcast about a little bit of everything

March 29th, 2017    

Episode 2.7 - Women in STEM

In which the Snarkers discuss the status of women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Barriers that still exist, our own experiences, and a very brief discussion of the history of women in STEM. Guest Gwendolyn advocates for not just women, but all types of marginalized people who may have trouble accessing the education to pursue a career in STEM.

Some informative links from Michele:

http://www.ibtimes.com/distractinglysexy-twitter-meme-takes-after-scientist-tim-hunt-resigns-over-sexist-1963006

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35668358

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a24429/hidden-figures-real-story-nasa-women-computers/

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/gone-in-2016-10-notable-women-in-science-and-technology/

 

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March 16th, 2017    

Snark Episode 2.6 - The OA

The OAIn which the Snarkers discuss Netflix’s The OA.

If you think think we’re at our best when we don’t agree about something, then you’re gonna love this discussion. Some of us loved it, one of us felt betrayed by it, and one of us couldn’t force herself to even finish it.

With our guests, we talk about some fan theories, symbolism, doubt and faith.

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March 1st, 2017    

Episode 2.5 – Role Models, Fictional Characters, and Women’s Strength

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In which the Snarkers discuss the importance of role models, both real life and in fiction. With guest Meg, the conversation ranges from Carrie Fisher to Scarlet O’Hara, from Ada Lovelace to Jesse Graf.

Click to listen to or download: Episode 2.5 – Role Models, Fictional Characters, and Women’s Strength.

Several references were made to “the list” during the episode. I (Donna) had googled “female role models” and wrote down the resulting names. Below is “the list.”

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February 15th, 2017    

Episode 2.4 – (please don’t) Bury the Gays

In which the Snarkers discuss the rather problematic trope “Bury the Gays.” Includes spoilery discussion of The 100, Orange is the New Black, The Walking Dead, Spartacus, The Magicians, and more.

 

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Clarke and Lexa

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Tara and Willow

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Pietros and Barca

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February 1st, 2017    

Episode 2.3 – WE are the Walking Dead

 

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In which the Snarkers discuss The Walking Dead, from the early Frank Darabonte episodes to controversies of the current season. Favorite characters, least favorite characters, stories we loved and hated, guests Shannon and Kenzi join us for a passionate discussion of the hit AMC show.

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January 18th, 2017    

Episode 2.2 – Consent IS the Magic Key

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Episode 2.2 – Consent is the Magic Key

In which the Snarkers discuss Consent, affirmative consent, implied consent, and whether or not there is something less sexy than a man asking for a kiss.

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January 4th, 2017    

Episode 2.1 – Rogue One

In which the Snarkers, Luke and all the Snarkettes discuss the story of how the Death Star plans were obtained. Includes a special tribute to Carrie Fisher and discussions of CGI, diversity, representation, and Darth Vader’s dad joke.

 

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December 21st, 2016    

Episode 1.11 – I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus

In which Donna, Adrean, Michele and guest Debbie start off talking about whether we should tell kids the truth about Santa and end up talking about all kinds of Christmasy topics. 
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and may you enjoy whatever holidays you celebrate in health, safety, and delight.

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St. Nick and Krampus

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December 7th, 2016    

Episode 1.10 – Ironheart and Spiderwoman’s Butt

In which the Snarkers and guest Luke discuss controversial comic book covers by Manara, Cho, and Campbell.

Some of the art we discussed during the episode:

Milo Manara

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The Spiderwoman “Butt Cover”

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The art style Milo Manara is famous for

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Gift from Milo Manara to Frank Cho

Frank Cho

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Frank Cho’s Wonder Woman cover with panty lines

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Cho’s Wonder Woman cover as published

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Fan Art by Cho

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Fan Art by Cho

J. Scott Campbell

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Campbell’s Original Ironman cover

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Campbell posted this sketch later showing that he had heard the criticism. It was turned into a cover – shown above

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November 23rd, 2016    

Episode 1.9 – Does Gender Matter? – Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa Panel

 

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In which the Snarkers speak at Comic Con about topics ranging from mother tropes on the Walking Dead to Ironheart’s sassy variant cover and more.

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