Palin' Around

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Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @threedsboy Follow our guests! Sara: @QSEpodcast Christian @PixelBrave Cameron @Unxexiestcomedy Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Join the YGGP Discord server here! Check Out the YGGP Merch Store Here Find More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
On this episode, Caitlin and Jess are joined by the incredible Emma from Game Workers Unite to talk about the org's first anniversary, dig into the next round of high-profile layoffs, and much more. Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @threedsboy Support our guest: Twitter: @EmmaKinema Patreon Sources used in the show: Activision's CEO Made $28.6 Million Last Year, 306 Times The Median Activision Employee Activision-Blizzard Employees Brace For Massive Layoffs EA's Australian Studio Hit By Massive Layoffs Guild Wars 2 Developer ArenaNet Plans For Mass Layoffs Game Workers Unite Is Giving Gamers A Way To Fight Back Against Corporate Greed Game Workers Unite! Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Join the YGGP Discord server here! Check Out the YGGP Merch Store Here Find More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
Some housekeeping! Sam is now going by Monti, and Caitlin is using they/them pronouns For the final episode of the year, Caitlin, Jess, and Monti are joinwed by a special guest to discuss their feelings on how GOTY coverage is handled, what changes they'd like to see in that kind of coverage, and finally, how they felt about 2018 and the year in games. Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jess: @jessacogs Monti: @threedsboy Follow our guest: @cogsthewell Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Find More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
This time, Caitlin, Jess, and Monti go hard on their feelings about Twitch. Spoilers: they're not very positive. Sources used in the show: Twitch Community Guidelines Behind the Game: Exploring the Twitch Streaming Platform Field of Streams: How Twtich Made Video Games a Spectator Sport Man Arrested For Alleged Domestic Abuse Recorded During Fortnite Stream Twitch Re-Bans Creator Who Briefly Returned to Platform After Alleged Mid-Stream Assault Streamer Amouranth is Latest Example of 'Twitch Thot' Harassment Problem Banned Twitch Streamers Defend Slurs, But Say Language Has Evolved Tanya DePass's Thread on her Stalker End of the show shoutout: Tanya DePass @cypheroftyr Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @threedsboy Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Join the YGGP Discord server here! Find More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
For this very special bonus episode, Caitlin and Monti are joined by YGGP's Video Editor Andrew Cogswell and Ok Beast Associate Editor Moises Taveras to get drunk and learn the lore of the wonderful worlds of Kingdom Hearts Follow the cast! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Monti: @threedsboy Andrew @cogsthewell Moises @PlatanoRanger View Caitlin's sparse-ass powerpoint here Check out Got it Memorized, the superior KH recap podcast here Check out Everglow's KH Timeline videos here The music used in this episode is Cement City's Remix of Rage Awakened
This time Caitlin, Jess, and Sam get into what ethics *actually* look like when it comes to games journalism, and find it to be an extremely tricky subject. Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jess: @jessacogs Sam: @threedsboy Art for the show: @sorbetdraws End of the Show Shout Out! @emilybuckshot Resources used in the show: "Full Copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaks Two Weeks Before Launch" Jason Schreier's tweet about not leaking what Rocksteady is up to Waypoint Radio Episode 207 "Keighley's Eve" Kinda Funny Games Showcase Check Out More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
On this episode, Jess is away on vacation, so Caitlin and Monti are joined by the lovely Chris Compendio to talk about queer representation in video games! Sources used in the show Soldier 76 is Gay, but Overwatch Still Makes Fans Work for Queer Representation Overwatch's Community Can't Keep the Promise of its Queer Friendly Lore Queer Representation in Games Isn't Good Enough, But it's Getting Better Support our guest Twitter: @Compenderizer Patreon End of the Show Shout Out The Orange Groves Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @threedsboy Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Join the YGGP Discord server here! Check Out the YGGP Merch Store Here Find More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
***CONTENT WARNING*** This episode contains conversations surrounding suicidal thought, self-harm, and sexual assault. A bit of a change of pace this episode. Caitlin, Jess, and Monti have an extremely honest conversation about the impact indie content creation can have on mental health, especially if you're already struggling, and full disclosure, it gets emotional in parts. Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @threedsboy Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Join the YGGP Discord server here! Check Out the YGGP Merch Store Here Find More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
This time, Caitlin, Jess, and Monti dive into the MMOs they played as kids, how it shaped their internet literacy and social skills, why people should stop shitting on kids for liking things, and listener stories of the MMOs they grew up with! End of the Show Shout Out: Follow Chris @Compenderizer Follow AP Marvel @APMarvel Support AP Marvel on Patreon Here Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @threedsboy Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Join the YGGP Discord server here! Find More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
On this inagural episode of Palin' Around, Caitlin, Jess, and Sam share their vision for the show, then dive into a discussion on the connections between crunch, tech fetishization, and the toxic masculinity that pervades gaming across the board. Follow the crew: Caitlin @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica @jessacogswell Sam @threedsboy Articles referenced in the show: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.igda.org/resource/resmgr/2017DSS/!IGDADSS2017_SummaryReport.pdf https://kotaku.com/inside-rockstar-games-culture-of-crunch-1829936466 http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/the-making-of-rockstar-games-red-dead-redemption-2.html https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/10/are-videogames-too-long.html https://kotaku.com/inside-the-culture-of-sexism-at-riot-games-1828165483 https://www.polygon.com/2018/7/10/17550276/guild-wars-2-arenanet-firings-jessica-price-gamergate Check out more Your Geeky Gal Pal content: http://www.yourgeekygalpal.com/
For this special bonus pod, Caitlin was joined by the creator of Interstitial: Our Hearts Intertwined, Riley Hopkins, to discuss the Kickstarter process, their (brief) histories with ttrpgs, and more! Buy Interstitial Here Follow Riley Here Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Join the YGGP Discord server here! Check Out the YGGP Merch Store Here Find More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
On this episode, Caitlin, Monti, and Jess are joined by Ghostpuncher's Lilith to dig into franchises/properties they have an irrational, possbily problematic loyalty to, why certain properties are able to get under their skin like this, and how to avoid the toxicity this kind of love can bring. Nominate us for KF Up and Comer here Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @threedsboy Follow our guest! Lilith: @deathcarpets Sources Used in the Show: "Game Journal: KH3-Lining the Pieces Up" "The Secret To Creating A Brand That Inspires 'Irrational Loyalty'" "Toxic fandom: Online bullying in the name of your favourite stars" Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Join the YGGP Discord server here! Check out the YGGP Merch Store Here Find More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
This time, Caitlin, Jess, and Monti dive into the concept of video game auteurs. Why do people like them so much? Why aren't they held accountable for their shitty behavior? How is Konami still in business? Sources used in the show: Game Workers Unite Investigating Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault at Quantic Dream We Talk Hideo Kojima, 'Imperator: Rome', and Riot Games on Waypoint Radio Former Claptrap Voice Actor Details Randy Pitchford Assault Allegations Lawsuit alleges Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford improperly siphoned $12M for personal gain" Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @threedsboy Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Join the YGGP Discord server here! Check Out the YGGP Merch Store Here Find More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
What is Palin' Around? I'm glad you asked! Palin' Around is Your Geeky Gal Pal's official podcast, critically diving into video games, pop culture, fandom, and how they all interact with and through the internet. The show features Caitlin, aka Your Geeky Gal Pal, and two co-hosts talking about a topic, or topics, critically. This is just Caitlin explaining a quick version of her inspiration for the show, and what's to come in episode 1 and hopefully beyond! Like, rate, subscribe, and all that fun stuff, and thanks for giving it a listen!
This time, Caitlin, Jess, and Sam get into media that claims to be focused on diversity...but isn't. Follow the crew: Caitlin @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica @jessacogs Sam @threedsboy Art for the show: Sorbet @sorbetdraws Articles used in the show "The Extremely Convenient Indian" "So, You've Officially Made Pharah a Native" "Blizzard Explains Why Overwatch Still Doesn't Have a Black Woman Hero" "League of Legends' New LGBTQ Character is a Mischevious Lizard Girl" "I'm All in on Cyberpunk 2077 But One Element of the E3 Demo Disappointed Me" Check Out More Your Geeky Gal Pal Content Here
Caitlin and Kayla were joined by freelance games critic, Dia Lacina, and game dev Santo Aveiro to discuss why everyone is wrong about Tom Nook, and the uwuification of colonialism that Animal Crossing is indulging in, from an indigenous perspective. Also note: Caitlin said the dystopia of Animal Crossing article was by Leigh Alexander but that was a different piece. The article in question is actually by Laura Hudson. Sources used in the show: My Dad, Tom Nook Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Japanese Colonialism Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a Little Heaven in a World Gone to Hell Animal Crossing's creators think Tom Nook is misunderstood Animal Crossing is a dystopian hellscape Follow our guests: Dia Lacina Santo Aveiro Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @friedmonti Kayla: @oakayla Support us on Patreon Join the Uppercut Discord server here! Check Out the Uppercut Merch Store Here Find More Uppercutl Content Here
Caitlin, forever on their bullshit, wanted to do a spoilercast for the new Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC Re:Mind, so they did. They are joined by Fabby Garza, Natalie Flores, and Julie Muncy to talk about Sora's latest zany adventure and just how buck wild Kingdom Hearts is as a series. Follow our guests: Fabby Julie Natalie Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Support us on Patreon Join the Uppercut Discord server here! Check Out the Uppercut Merch Store Here Find More Uppercutl Content Here
Last year during our Pride Stream we hit a goal to play a ttrpg together. Now we've finally made good on that, playing Takuma Okada's Stewpot! Gather round and listen as Caitlin, Andrew, Jess, Monti and Kayla create retired adventurers who now run a tavern/inn together in the seaside city of Naeco! Stewpot Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @friedmonti Kayla: @oakayla Andrew: @cogsthewell Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Support us on Patreon Join the Uppercut Discord server here! Check Out the Uppercut Merch Store Here Find More Uppercutl Content Here
***CONTENT WARNING FOR DISCUSSION OF SUICIDE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT*** Caitlin and Jess were joined by games critic and founding editor of Capsule Crit, Dia Lacina, to discuss how mental illness is depicted in video games Sources used in the show What Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Gets Wrong About Mental Illness Life is Strange: Finding Hope in the Dark Room Video games are tackling mental health-but are they actually helping? Hellblade was a good depiction of mental illness but games need to be sharper Support our guest: Twitter: @dialacina Capsule Crit: www.capsulecrit.com Ko-Fi: kofi.com/dialacina Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @threedsboy Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Join the Uppercut Discord server here! Check Out the Uppercut Merch Store Here Find More Uppercutl Content Here
Caitlin and Jess were joined by Games Professional, Riana Manuel and Film Assistant Kylie Chi (who worked on Birds of Prey) to discuss possibly the only truly good DC film. Follow our guests: Riana Kylie Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @friedmonti Kayla: @oakayla Support us on Patreon Join the Uppercut Discord server here! Check Out the Uppercut Merch Store Here Find More Uppercutl Content Here
In a post RE3Make and pre-FF7R world (we recorded this a minute ago...) Jess, Caitlin, Monti and Andrew sit down to try and give these amorphous words some meaning, and battle varying levels of gamer brain as they try to figure out the role of remakes, remasters, and ports in the industry and discourse. Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @friedmonti Kayla: @oakayla Andrew: @cogsthewell Support us on Patreon Join the Uppercut Discord server here! Check Out the Uppercut Merch Store Here Find More Uppercutl Content Here
Kayla joins Jess and Caitlin for another chaotic episode as they dive into how meme culture around games can be influential, fanfiction, and fan entitlement Follow the crew! Caitlin: @CGRRRRRRRR Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @threedsboy Kayla: @oakayla Art for the show: @sorbetdraws Join the Uppercut Discord server here! Check Out the Uppercut Merch Store Here Find More Uppercutl Content Here
Jess & Monti were joined by special guests Dia Lacina, Ginny Woo, and Grace Benfell to do a deep dive on Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Remake. Follow our guests: Dia: @dialacina Ginny: @ginnywoes Grace: @grace_machine Follow the crew! Jessica: @jessacogs Monti: @friedmonti Support us on Patreon Join the Uppercut Discord server here! Check Out the Uppercut Merch Store Here Find More Uppercutl Content Here
Jess and Kayla are joined by special guests, Mattie and Jessica, to discuss the latest installment of JK Rowling showing her ass, and how we deal with beloved media created by problematic/harmful people. Follow our guests: Mattie: @ML_Gremlin Jessica: @BadPostsLLC Follow the crew! Jessica: @jessacogs Kayla: @oakayla Support us on Patreon Join the Uppercut Discord server here! Check Out the Uppercut Merch Store Here Find More Uppercut Content Here
Jess, Kayla, and Ty sat down with Eisner (and other) Award winning cartoonist, Steenz, to discuss what the current landscape looks like for creators who primarily use conventions and events to support themselves and their work. Follow our guest: @oheysteenz Follow the crew! Jessica: @jessacogs Kayla: @oakayla Ty: @ty_grrrrrrrr Support us on Patreon Join the Uppercut Discord server here! Check Out the Uppercut Merch Store Here Find More Uppercutl Content Here
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Podcast Details

Started
Oct 25th, 2018
Latest Episode
Mar 30th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
33
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes

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