Fake Geek Girls
Episode 48


Melissa Brinks published on
Welcome to episode 48, in which we discuss the role of the witch in pop culture and our own lives. What is it about magic-using women and the association with darkness and evil that gets us--and so many others--all fired up? We're doing our best to figure it out. Also, Merri's going to be on a panel at GeekGirlCon! Check it out here—it's the one on magical girls at 1:30 pm Saturday. Hope to see you there!

Mistakes: Missy keeps saying that Dave Eggers wrote The VVitch. It was actually Robert Eggers. But hey, Dave Eggers, if you want to come talk to us about Missy's problems with the film, you're welcome as well. Also, the comic Missy refers to in the end of the episode is Cry Havoc, not Cry Wolf. Someday she'll stop making these kinds of mistakes.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Listening To:

Nerds of Prey


The Shadows That Run Alongside Our Car (Check out Missy's full review here)


Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr.



What Merri's Been Up To:


Silk by Robbie Thompson, Dave Johnson
Spider-Gwen by Jason LaTour and Robbi Rodriguez


Star Wars Rebels

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Last year's horror episode
Our 'Female Villains' episode
Scared Yet Podcast
BibleHub explanation of Exodus 7:11
Witch trials of the early modern period Wiki entry
They Burn Witches Here by Kent Russell
The Season of the Witch by Sady Doyle
Brooklyn Witches Are Doing Their Part to Defeat Donald Trump By Casting Hexes on Him by Marie Lodi

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