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!

Podcast Spotlight: The Lasso, A Wonder Woman Podcast

Podcast Spotlight: The Lasso, A Wonder Woman Podcast

With the Not Saf For Work podcast network launching next month on July 1st, it’s time to talk a little about the podcasts that will be featuring on the network! First up: The Lasso, a discussion show about one of the greatest women known on Earth and beyond, Wonder Woman.

With a rich 75 year history, Wonder Woman has always stood for truth, justice, and love. Covering everything from comics to animation to the silver screen, The Lasso is your one stop shop for discussion, reviews, and perspectives on Diana of Themyscira.

The world’s greatest superheroine has left an undeniable impact on not only pop culture, but our society as a whole. Join Mike and Maia as they celebrate all things wonderful about Wonder Woman!

The Lasso is a podcast for DC newbies, old Diana fans, and anyone in-between who loves good conversations about Wonder Woman. Episodes will come out with comics and other Wonder Woman-related releases.

Your Hosts

Mike Audette is a relatively new Wonder Woman fan coming in with a fresh perspective. He may be newer here, but his love for Diana is true. Mike isn’t new to fandom in general though, and can be found heavily involved with Star Wars blogging and podcasting! He tweets at @mike_audette and writes for Coffee With Kenobi.

Maia is a queer FilAm geek of all trades who spends too much time yelling on twitter @semirose. Maia also writes for her blog, Fire Bee Fights and is the facilitator of upcoming podcast Halo-Halo Happy Hour which features round table conversations by mixed race people.

Where to listen??

The first special review episode of The Lasso discussing the Wonder Woman film is out now on iTunes, Podbean and Feedburner, so be sure to listen, subscribe, and write a review. Follow their Twitter for news and Wondie goodness.

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 also subscribe to the NSFW main feed on iTunes, Podbean and Feedburner. New episodes for The Lasso and other shows will be live on the main feed on July 1st!

The Lasso 01: Wonder Woman Movie Chat

The Lasso 01: Wonder Woman Movie Chat

SOMETHING WONDERFUL IS HAPPENING!

In an early release preview of the Not Saf For Work podcast network, join your new hosts and friends Mike and Maia in their first episode of The Lasso Podcast as they discuss & review the new Wonder Woman film directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine! Follow on Twitter @TheLassoPod.

This is a special preview episode of The Lasso Pod and the Not Saf For Work podcast network, set to launch on July 1! For more information follow @nsfwpodcasts or sign up to the mailing list!

Open Call for Podcast Pitches

Anyone who’s been following me for a while probably knows I’ve been working my way slowly towards starting my own podcasting network, one that supports diverse voices and gives a platform to those who might struggle to get one otherwise.

Well, it’s finally happening, and I’m now accepting pitches. Aspiring podcaster? Total newbie with a cool idea? Someone with a lot to say, but nowhere to say it? I’m looking for you!

Why are you doing this?

Look, I love podcasting. It’s probably my favourite thing, and I wouldn’t be where I am now without people taking chances on me and giving me space to grow. I want to do that for others, especially for people from diverse backgrounds who may struggle to find opportunities like the ones I was given.

Is this a Star Wars thing?

No, I don’t plan on this being a Star Wars network. I’m already part of three awesome networks in the Star Wars community and I don’t want to make my own. I want to create a space for podcasts about topics that their hosts are passionate about. If some of them end up being about Star Wars, then that’s totally fine.

Is this going to be part of Not Saf for Work?

Yes, it’s going to fall under the umbrella of my personal site. Whether or not the name will reflect that is TBC.

Is there a deadline?

I don’t particularly intend on closing up submissions for the near future, but ideally I would want submissions by the end of February so I can start aiming for a launch date.

How do I pitch?

Email me at notsaffornetwork[at]gmail with the subject like “Podcast pitch” (or something similar, if you’re feeling creative).

What I want:

  • Who you and any co-hosts are
  • A short run-down of your podcast idea
  • How often you’d want to release (weekly, fortnightly, monthly, etc.)
  • How comfortable you are to edit your own podcast
  • Any previous podcasting/speaking experience you may have
  • Optional: a short clip with you and your potential co-hosts discussing something. I basically want to hear your chemistry as a team

Your pitch doesn’t need to be super formal in any way. Don’t worry about writing the perfect email, I want to hear your voice and your ideas.

Can I ask more questions?

Yes! Feel free to email me at the above address, or hit me up in my Twitter (@wanderlustin) DMs to ask any questions, or to simply bounce ideas off of me.