Desi Geek Girls
By Swapna Krishna and Preeti Chhibber
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Swapna Krishna and Preeti Chhibber, two Indian lady nerds, talk geek pop culture, with some Bollywood thrown in for good measure.
||ExplicitEpisode 30: Star Wars Resistance, Stardust, Spider-Man!||In this episode of Desi Geek Girls, we discuss NYCC, the Captain Marvel and Dark Phoenix trailers, Looking for Leia, I Feel Bad starring Sarayu Blue, a non-spoilery discussion of the Star Wars: Resistance first two episodes airing 10/7, Stardust, the...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29: Asian Rep FTW! Star Wars! Star Trek! SO MUCH!||Star Wars Resistance is just around the corner, Captain Picard is getting his own Star Trek show, and Asian representation is finally getting some notice on the big and small screen! Links: Star Wars Clone Wars episode recs: ...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28: Books and Movies and TV (Oh, my!)||In this smorgasboard of an episode, we talk about the things that have been amusing us over the past month. Topics include: personal news, Idris Elba, Priyanka Chopra's memoir, SDCC, Star Trek: Discovery, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, Ocean's 8,...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27: Solo, Brooklyn 99, and The Good Place||In this episode, Swapna and Preeti talk about Brooklyn 99, The Good Place, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ms. Marvel, and more. Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place: 15:14 Solo (no spoilers): 37:20 Solo (spoilers): 40:50||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview: Sendhil Ramamurthy from NBC's "Reverie"||Sendhil Ramamurthy joins hosts Swapna Krishna and Preeti Chhibber to talk about his role on the new show Reverie, being one of the first South Asian actors we loved, and the thing he loves as much as Desi Geek Girls loves Star Wars. Catch the first...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26: Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: Resistance||In this episode, Swapna and Preeti talk about Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: Resistance, Hank Azaria's response to the Apu documentary, the Crazy Rich Asians trailer, unisex miniskirts on Star Trek, and more. Timestamps: Star Wars:...||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25: The Two Towers (Extended Edition)||Swapna and Preeti talk about all 37 hours of the extended edition of The Two Towers (okay, just kidding, but it is a LONG movie with much Ent.)||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: Star Wars Rebels and A Wrinkle in Time||Join Preeti & Swapna as they talk about Star Wars Rebels, a Wrinkle in Time, the new Infinity War Trailer, and all these amazing desi creatives getting and doing good work. Spoilers for Star Wars Rebels start at 18min30sec. Link for what Clone...||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: Black Panther||In this episode, we discuss SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch and what it means for space travel, Michelle Yeoh, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, The Problem with Apu, Padmavaat, New Girl, One Day at a Time,...||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22: Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition)||Comic book writer Greg Pak joins Swapna and Preeti to talk about the Peter Jackson movie Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (the Extended Edition, of course). Spoilers for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: 56:55 to 57:30||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21||In the first episode of 2018, Preeti and Swapna talk about Love Sick, The End of the F***ing World, Space, Star Trek Discovery, The Peanut Butter Solution, The Cruel Prince, Cycling, and Stranger Things. Spoilers for the midseason Star Trek Discovery...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20||To round out 2017, Swapna and Preeti talk about the Star Trek/Quentin Tarantino news, the new Doctor Who, and Saladin Ahmed's comics work. We also discuss the first three episodes of season 1 of The Expanse, and take listener questions, which includes..||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: The Last Jedi||Preeti and Swapna dissect The Last Jedi. There's laughter, there's tears, there's squeeing and frustrations! Jump on in into this in depth look at TLJ.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: The Force Awakens||Preeti and Swapna are joined by author Sabaa Tahir to talk about The Force Awakens!||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17||This week, Swapna and Preeti discuss the Desi Geek Girls holiday card, Life Day, Swapna's love for Star Trek: Discovery, the new season of True Detective, the A Wrinkle in Time trailer, Hasan Minhaj's comedy special Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok....||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Return of the Jedi||In this episode, we discuss all things Star Wars: Return of the Jedi! Finally, you all get to see the Han/Luke deleted scene that Preeti has been talking about for months: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVcsxqX9PrA (The sound...||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15||In this episode, we talk about New York Comic Con, the Bollywood movie Padmavati, the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the first three episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, Kresley Cole's The Immortals After Dark series,...||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: The Empire Strikes Back||Preeti and Swapna delve into Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back!||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13||This week, we talk about fall TV (Star Trek: Discovery), the Emmy Awards, Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray, the importance of cartoons that appeal to adults, such as BoJack Horseman, SYTYCD, and Ko-Hi-Noor by Anita...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Rogue One and A New Hope||Keith Chow from Nerds of Color joins us to talk about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Episode IV: A New Hope in this extra-long episode! Check out the new Southern Fried Asian podcast from Nerds of Color...||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11||On the latest episode of Desi Geek Girls, we talk about Riz Ahmed in the Venom movie, Ava DuVernay adapting Octavia Butler's Dawn for television, our first look at Deadpool 2, the leaked Avengers: Infinity War trailer, Teen Wolf...||8/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Revenge of the Sith||Swapna and Preeti talk Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the trash Jedi Order, and Obi-Wan's hair in this special episode. Show Notes: Slow Movement from "Romeo and Juliet": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WTm3tBXscY||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9||We discuss the Doctor Who casting, D23 news (A Wrinkle in Time trailer, Aladdin casting, the Star Wars featurette, and Star Wars Land!), Spider-Man: Homecoming, Fullmetal Alchemist (Episodes 1-3, 5-7), Monsoon Wedding, The Library of Fates by Aditi...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Attack of the Clones||Thea James joins us to talk about Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, with a little Han Solo movie drama to start out. Ron Howard is the new director of the Han Solo...||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7||In this episode, we talk about news (Indian astronaut! Brown Girls on HBO! When Dimple Met Rishi is an NYT bestseller!), Preeti's Antiques Roadshow experience, Wonder Woman (spoilers start at 51 minutes, though you may want to skip the entire...||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace||Swapna and Preeti are joined by guest host Devindra Hardawar to discuss Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in this special episode of Desi Geek Girls. Seagulls (Stop It Now) - Bad Lip Reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9t-slLl30E||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5||In this episode, Preeti and Swapna talk about Tom Holland and Spider-Man Homecoming, the Bollywood movie Queen, the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes “Measure of a Man,” “Sins of the Father,” and “A Fistful of Datas,” as well as the...||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Star Wars Celebration and The Last Jedi Trailer||Swapna and Preeti talk their trip to Star Wars Celebration and break down the trailer that dropped last Friday for The Last Jedi. (And yes, there's a partial audio recording of us meeting Mark Hamill.)||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3||In this episode, we talk about the Valerian, Justice League, and Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers, Mass Effect Andromeda, the Star Wars Rebels finale and Twin Suns episode, Star Wars celebration, Stargate Atlantis, and Skam. If you want to skip our...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2||In this episode, we talk about Jason Isaacs as a Star Trek captain, various movie trailers, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Luke's first words in The Last Jedi, Breath of the Wild and Final Fantasy XV, Swapna's 15 seconds of Internet...||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1||Swapna and Preeti talk Star Wars Episode VIII, Star Wars Rebels, and Marvel events (along with that Philip Pullman news and some Bollywood) in their first episode of Desi Geek Girls. If you want to skip our spoiler-y Star Wars Rebels discussion, that...||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A smart, funny, and insightful show that enriches our geek communities
Where do you even start with the adjectives to describe this show? Funny, witty, smart, genuine, insightful. Swapna and Preeti bring such an energy and joy to this show, not to mention a perspective that greatly enriches geek entertainment spaces. Desi Geek Girls is one of my favorite podcasts out there, regardless of subject matter or genre. Our geek communities would be a better place if everyone listened to this show.
Love Nerding Out With this Podcast
Excellent discussion of delightful nerdy news by two fantastic hosts. Their enthusiasm is contagious!
I listened to all 20 podcast within 2 weeks, minus some days. I loved it! It was funny, heartwarming, and interesting. As an Indian and someone who loves geeky movies, shows and books. I love that they talk about all geeky stuff and Indian movies. I loved the My Big Fat Geek Wedding talk about immigration. I also loved the guest speakers. I cannot get enough of this podcast and can’t wait to here more.