The Lasso 03: Wonder Woman Rebirth Volume #2

The Lasso 03: Wonder Woman Rebirth Volume #2

Year One! – Listen in as your hosts discuss and review Wonder Woman Rebirth Vol #2 from Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, and Bilquis Evely!

Whoa, Nessie! 02: Godzilla: Dudes In Suits

Whoa, Nessie! 02: Godzilla: Dudes In Suits

Join Jade and Amelia as they dive into the history of Godzilla to find the facts: is the legendary kaiju just a man in a really hot suit? Or is there more allegorical truth to Godzilla’s rampaging?

Tourist | Thirteen

Tourist | Thirteen

Brief note: this ended up not being the last chapter, oops! One more. 

A phone rings.

In this room, a phone rings. It’s a quiet tone, so soft and melodic I almost mistake it for the music from the TV. Except that music stopped playing over an hour ago.

This is something else.

When I look around, Chase is sitting cross-legged before the window, his body silhouetted by the streetlight, his face lit by the ringing phone in his hand. He tilts his head up, eyes meeting my own. How mine must glow for him, here in this dark room.

“You have her phone,” he says.

“You’re the blocked number,” I say. There’s a pause, a tense, heavy breath held between the two of us. He averts his gaze.

“You’re not telling me something, Chase,” I push. “I don’t know what you’re hiding, but I know you and Audrey lied about why Emily attacked Lissa.” I hang up the call and wave the phone in his direction. “Now I know Lissa didn’t want to see you, and you went to her house anyway. What did you say to her—what did you do to her?”

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Medication Can Be Good, Actually

Medication Can Be Good, Actually

Content warning: suicide, depression, death.

What a fuckin’ shocker.

Before I get into this, I want to make it clear that I am not a medical professional in any way. This is just my (very) personal experience. Got it?

Good.

I was raised in an environment that was negative about modern medicine. I was made to skip school so I wouldn’t get vaccinated, my pleas for a diagnosis of asthma fell upon deaf ears, and I imagine discussion about medication for mental illness was so far off the table it might as well have been flying into the sun. As a pretty sick kid, I was always told that I should eat more spinach, or do yoga, or shine yellow light on myself, or follow what-fucking-ever the new-age health mags were saying.

And because I was young, I wanted to believe my parents when they said these things would help. Then I looked at my friends, who went to doctors and hospitals and had prescribed medication for their bad flus and infections and other ailments, and I got that strange sense you get as a kid, when you start to think, Why is my family so different? 

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The Lasso 02: Wonder Woman Rebirth Volume #1

The Lasso 02: Wonder Woman Rebirth Volume #1

The Lies! – Listen in as Mike and Maia discuss and review Wonder Woman Rebirth Volume #1, written by Greg Rucka with art by Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott!

Queerly There 01: The Sexuality That Must Not Be Named

Queerly There 01: The Sexuality That Must Not Be Named

While media slowly gets more progressive, many of us can’t help but notice the erasure of certain things… such as the word “bisexual”. Queerly There’s first episode dives into bi erasure, characters who dare not speak the sexuality, and what this means for bisexual and queer fans who are left ignored by writers.

Whoa, Nessie! 01: The Phoenix Might Be Out Of Our League

Whoa, Nessie! 01: The Phoenix Might Be Out Of Our League

Where does the phoenix come from? What special gifts do these fiery birds possess? Why were ancient humans so obsessed with wanting to eat them? Find out, on the first episode of Whoa, Nessie! Meet your hosts, Amelia and Jade, as they delve into history and Harry Potter to find the truth about the phoenix.

Real, or not? You decide.

The Intergalactic Express 01: Workshopping As We Go

The Intergalactic Express 01: Workshopping As We Go

It’s finally here! The Not Saf For Work podcast network launches today, and with it one of its new shows, The Intergalactic Express, a podcast hosted by three writers as they discuss the creative process and the works they love, hate, love to hate, and hate to love.

All aboard for the Intergalactic Express’s first episode, which briefly introduces its hosts, the show itself, and the new Not Saf For Work podcast network. Includes: weird accents, huge nerds, sarcasm.

Art by JVCA, theme by Memphre on Bandcamp

Subscribe to the NSFW main podcast feed on iTunes Feedburner Podbean to get new shows.

Podcast Spotlight: Whoa, Nessie! A Show About Creatures You’ll Never See

Podcast Spotlight: Whoa, Nessie! A Show About Creatures You’ll Never See

Where does the phoenix come from? What special gifts do these fiery birds possess? Why were ancient humans so obsessed with wanting to eat them? Find out, on Whoa, Nessie!, one of the Not Saf For Work podcasts launching on July 1st!

What do you get when you combine a nerd and an animal enthusiast? You get a podcast that takes you on a wild ride from the Scottish Highlands to a galaxy far, far away; into Greek epics and back to modern “reality”.

(Well, you either get that, or a horrifying chimera, Whoa, Nessie!)

Following hosts Amelia and Jade as they explore the mysterious world of mythological beasts, cryptids, and fantastical creatures on a quest to discover the truth. Cryptozoology may be a pseudoscience, but that won’t keep them from becoming the best darn pseudoscientists they can be!

Do you believe?

Your Hosts

Amelia is a big ol’ nerd, and doesn’t care much for reality. As such, she loves everything sci-fi, fantasy, and mythic, including the creatures that live in those worlds. An illustrator and sometimes-writer, she has a sporadically-updated fantasy webcomic called Quest-ish, and is working on a couple of sci-fi novels (also sporadically).

If you can’t get enough of her chipmunk voice, she’s also a co-host of the Star Wars discussion podcast Far Far Away Radio. You can find her on her twitter @amalimali, or visit her portfolio website.

Jade is what someone might call an “animal enthusiast”. She’s studied animal behavior and worked with tigers, leopards, lions, cougars, and lemurs—just to name a few. As a rescue advocate, Jade is often hanging out at the animal shelter and has stuffed her home with 3 rescues and 2 fosters.

Have you seen the adorable dog video? She has. What’s that obscure cat breed? She knows. Why do tigers do that weird thing? She will tell you, and then share even more facts you didn’t know you needed.

You can find her big cat and rescue pet photos on her Instagram @jadeoliviak, or tweet at her @jadeoliviakay so she can learn how to use Twitter.

Where can Whoa, Nessie! be found?!

If you want to get Whoa, Nessie! on launch day, look for the NSFW network launch on July 1st, where the first episode will be found on the main network feed. A Nessie-only feed will be out not long after! You can also follow these budding pseudoscientists on Twitter @WhoaNessie.

If you want to stay up to date with NSFW Podcast news leading up to the launch, follow us on Twitter or sign up to our Mailing List. You can subscribe to the NSFW main feed on iTunesPodbean and Feedburner. New episodes for The Lasso and other shows will be live on the main feed on July 1st!

Podcast Spotlight: Queerly There, A Queer Podcast For Nerds

Podcast Spotlight: Queerly There, A Queer Podcast For Nerds

While media slowly gets more progressive, many of us can’t help but notice the erasure of certain things… such as the word “bisexual”. The first episode of Queerly There, a podcast launching on the Not Saf For Work podcast network on July 1, tackles this topic.

Queerly There is one part love letter, one part nerdy critical analysis, one part frustrated queer rant. Host Rowan explores queer representation in media through discussions of LGBTQIA+ characters, common tropes, and analyses of stories through rainbow tinted glasses.

Filled with humour, bad puns, and a little bit of love for the media that does it right, Queerly There is a shorter solo show that picks apart the good, the bad, and the very bad. Though the premier episode dives into bi erasure, future episodes will explore further aspects of sexuality, queerness, and pulp culture.

Your Host

Rowan is an intersectional feminist, huge nerd, and big queer. A perpetual student and wannabe pop-culture critic, Rowan has a degree in Philosophy and Classical studies and is in their 3rd year of a Creative Technology degree majoring in Film.

A passionate supporter of all things gay and nerdy, they have been described by friends as an enthusiastic and caring dork who loves tea and puns. In the past, Rowan has volunteered as an interviewer with PrideNZ.com and on the media team with NZ Queer youth organisation Inside Out.

Follow Queerly There on Twitter!

Where can the Queerly There podcast be found?

If you, too, want to get the Queerly There theme song stuck in your head, look for the NSFW network launch on July 1st, where the first episode will be found on the main network feed. A Queerly There-only feed will be out not long after!

If you want to stay up to date with NSFW Podcast news leading up to the launch, follow us on Twitter or sign up to our Mailing List. You can subscribe to the NSFW main feed on iTunesPodbean and Feedburner. New episodes for The Lasso and other shows will be live on the main feed on July 1st!