How To Grow Your Geek: Parenting and More!
By Susie the Southern Geek
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Parenting while being a Geek, and maybe, just maybe, getting your kids to be Geeks too! Not just for parents, HTGYG is for any Geek who really wants to enjoy sharing your favorite geeky pastimes with younger friends or family members. We will discuss games, tv shows, news, and cultural issues, as well as try to have a lot of fun! Come join us!
||CleanHTGYG Show #159: Science Fair, Singing and Space Showers!||Europa orbiting Jupiter. (Artist’s impression. Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser) It’s that time of year again – science fair projects, stomach viruses, field trips and chaos! Apologies for the sound being off, but I wanted to get thi[...]||12/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #158: Universe Today and Catching Up!||I’m interrupting my predicted flow of episodes to update you all on my new job and events. Check out Universe Today’s web site here and click through to follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, G+, etc! I’m thrilled to be over there, and h[...]||11/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #157: DragonCon Report Part 1!||The Avengers cosplayers I’m thrilled to tell all of you about this year’s DragonCon events and activities. Amanda and I had a great time! I start off talking about the Atlanta Star Party in honor of Cosmoquest.org, run by our friends Pam[...]||9/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #156: Summer Catchup – Exercise, Weight Loss, End of Summer Book List!||Hi everyone! It’s been a while since we’ve had a show, but we’ve had a busy summer! In this episode, I talk about our efforts to exercise more, eat less, and relax a lot after the craziness of swim team in June. RapidEye calls in t[...]||7/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #155: Fitness and Weight Loss – Getting the Kids (and Me) Active!||This show, I play a voicemail from RapidEye about the Meteorite Men, I discuss fitness/weight loss/getting kids active, and I call for folks to watch the Cosmoquest.org Google hangout this weekend. Please email me with your own comments at howtogrow[...]||6/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #154: Special Episode: Grieving and Loss – Remembering my Grandmother||This episode is a special remembrance of my grandmother, Era Mae Lett, and details how I’m feeling about her loss, how I’m handling it with my kids, and just my difficulties with having to handle loss and grief. Thank you to anyone who t[...]||5/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #153: Meeting the Meteorite Men!||Steve and Geoff of the Meteorite Men On April 20, the Tellus Museum in Cartersville, GA, had the Meteorite Men come and visit and talk about all of their adventures. Kevin and I got the chance to go, and through our mutual friends at Farpoint Media,[...]||4/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #152: International TableTop Day – Board Games for Everyone!||This episode, I discuss the first ever International TableTop Day – a day for you to get together with your friends, family and anyone and play some cool board games! You can find more info about TableTop Day here and follow them on Twitter a[...]||3/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #151: Nerdy with Children? Here’s a site for you!||This episode, I’ve got a great interview with David Gorcey and Nick Veneris from Nerdy with Children, a cool website where you can find all kinds of great nerdy/geeky items for your kids and family, and a great forum for parents. They spend [...]||3/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #150: A Look Back, Better Late Than Never!||This long-overdue episode, I take a look back and tell the story of how I got into podcasting, the people who inspired and helped me, and the wonderful folks I’ve met and enjoyed knowing during this time! Plus, we have a voicemail from Rapidey[...]||2/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #149: Flu, Vaccinations, and Gearing up for #150!||Happy New Year, and welcome back! We discuss the current flu epidemic and what you and your family can do about it – here’s the CDC’s Flu Info site. We also discuss vaccinations and why they’re important. We’re reviewin[...]||1/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #148: Twelve Days of Christmas Day 13: Self-expression!||I’ve been recommending a great geeky gift for your kids for the first 12 days of Christmas, and since I started a day early, this is your baker’s dozen bonus!And for this last entry in our gift guide, I go a little outside the box and discuss [...]||12/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #147: Twelve Days of Christmas Day 12: Cookbooks for Kids!||I’m recommending a great geeky gift for your kids for the first 12 days of Christmas, and since I started a day early, it’ll actually be a baker’s dozen of 13! (If you have recommendations, please send them to me at howtogro[...]||12/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #146: Twelve Days of Christmas Day 11: Munchkin!||I’m recommending a great geeky gift for your kids for the first 12 days of Christmas, and since I started a day early, it’ll actually be a baker’s dozen of 13! (If you have recommendations, please send them to me at howtogro[...]||12/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTGYG Show #145: Twelve Days of Christmas Day 10: Bug Catchers!||I’m recommending a great geeky gift for your kids for the first 12 days of Christmas, and since I started a day early, it’ll actually be a baker’s dozen of 13! (If you have recommendations, please send them to me at howtogro[...]||12/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
A great resource for parents
Ever wonder how to share your love for Sci Fi and all things geeky with your kids? Wondering what games your whole family can sit down and play together? Movie and book reviews? Advice on healty food for kids? This podcast has it all. Susie and her kids tell of their own experiences and give advice on rising your kids to be geeks just like the rest of us. Very well done, and one of our families favorite podcasts. The Lows
For when the Spawning Pod Instruction Manual Gets Damaged
How To Grow your Geek provides a great resource for how to introduce my children to a number of the nerdy things that have brought me joy in my life. Balancing the need to challenge their young minds while shielding them from things that might be too much is a difficult task and it is nice to hear another parent's take on the same issues without alot of the judgement and attitude you get from other parents when discussing the same.
An instruction manual for the little geekers.
This show is for the geeks who managed to get out of their parent's basement, find someone important and start a family. Topics can range from movie and tv reviews, to interviews with fellow geeky parents, to events, projects and games the whole family can take part in. Susie is funny and down to earth. This is not a preachy show. Susie is in the trenches with the rest of the parents. If you're a parent, or have a kid that's important to you, you will enjoy listening and learning from this show.