Episode 74: Wonder Woman or Wait a minute, DC made a good film?

This week, Erik is joined by Mallory and Lauren as they take on DC’s newest film “Wonder Woman.” Join us as we discuss ladies in film, parenting (sorta), and thighs in superhero landings. Continue reading “Episode 74: Wonder Woman or Wait a minute, DC made a good film?”

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7 ways to get your kids into science, engineering and coding.

You may have heard of the term STEM, or STEAM recently.  It’s an educational initiative to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, and to see the real-world, interconnections between all of them.  However, it’s not easy for some kids to buy into this.  Especially when the real-world tells them their contributions to science and such is not valid simply because of their gender, age, socioeconomic background or level of education.  Making things explode, tearing things apart, figuring out how things work. is all a part of childhood.  It’s fun, and should always be a gateway to something a child can be passionate about.  So, here are a few ideas for the parents out there who are looking to inspire their budding scientists, engineers, coders and artists.

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Madaya Mom – Real Syrian Mother Inspires ABC/Marvel Digital Comic

We sometimes joke that parenting can be hell…but this month, Marvel and ABC have been quietly showing us what a real parent can do in a truly unimaginable situation in Madaya Mom. A family in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, kept anonymous for their own protection, have been sending text messages to journalists at ABC News. Those texts – and the blog reporting them – have become the basis of a harrowing digital comic that tells the stories of a mother’s daily struggle to keep her family alive. Continue reading “Madaya Mom – Real Syrian Mother Inspires ABC/Marvel Digital Comic”

Episode 41: Geeks vs New Landos, The Geek Compass, and Alan Moore (sort of)

Join Geeks Szpirs and James in welcoming Brenna, our newest Lando. We consider the timeless questions of Geekdom and discover James’ mysterious connection to Suicide Squad. Calvin and Hobbes spin-offs, AMC loving doges, post-apocalyptic retro-gaming, smokin’ hot Vulcans, and exploring the depths of the Whedonverse are all on this week’s Continue reading “Episode 41: Geeks vs New Landos, The Geek Compass, and Alan Moore (sort of)”