Charm Bomb2021-10-02T19:16:57+00:00

Welcome to Charm Bomb, the podcast of the Geek Girl Pen Pals! Join your IGGPPC Directors Sumsy and Joanna every other week as we chat about what we’re into, answer a question from the community, and dive into our “top 5” faves on the topic of the week! 

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Solo for the Holidays (Charm Bomb episode 30)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss creating a cozy space at home through interior decorating, creating your own traditions, foods they like to share with others, and some of the ways they’ve gotten through spending holidays solo.

Topics this week include renaissance faires, different ways to connect with people, and top 5 potluck food offerings.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What are some tips for spending holidays alone?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use his track Cloudsurfing. Check him out on SoundCloud!

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November 26th, 2021|

Space Tech and Nerdy Gifting (Charm Bomb episode 29)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss creative ways to give when you’re on a budget, horror and horror-adjacent movies and shows, and how science fiction inspires science and engineering development.

Topics this week include Midnight Mass, Doom Patrol, Animal Crossing New Horizons, Dune, and top 5 fictional space exploration technologies.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I gift on a budget this holiday season?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use his track Cloudsurfing. Check him out on SoundCloud!

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November 12th, 2021|

Strange Places (Charm Bomb episode 28)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss how much change can happen in two years while both grieving who you thought you’d be and celebrating who you’ve become anyway, rekindling love for old fandoms, and finding space for new fandoms to love. 

Topics this week include Babysitter’s Club, Doogie Kameāloha, M.D., X-Files, musical adaptations, and top 5 strange but real places in the US.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I rekindle love for an old fandom I miss?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use his track Cloudsurfing. Check him out on SoundCloud!

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October 22nd, 2021|

Spooky Season Faves (Charm Bomb episode 27)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss the joys of October birthdays, harvest festivals, corn mazes, apple picking, and putting together a good Halloween costume. 

Topics this week include Legends of Tomorrow, Y: The Last Man, birthday traditions, and top 5 spooky season activities. 

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb questions: What should I be for Halloween?
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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use his track Cloudsurfing. Check him out on SoundCloud!

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October 8th, 2021|

The Books That Made Us (Charm Bomb episode 26)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss the trouble when someone is negative about one of your favorite things, their earliest fandoms, Summer’s weekend and sword camp, and the importance of good hydration. 

Topics this week include Only Murders in the Building, Ted Lasso, Lord of the Rings, finding common ground to help someone connect with your fandoms, and top 5 foundational books from their youth.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb questions: How do I respond to someone who tries to yuck my yum about a fandom I love?
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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use his track Cloudsurfing. Check him out on SoundCloud!

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September 24th, 2021|

LIVE from IGGPPCamp 2021: Camp of LEGENDS (Charm Bomb episode 25)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss IGGPPCamp 2021, their favorite legends growing up, and what legends about them might be someday. 

Topics this week include Miss Fisher’s Modern Mysteries, Schmigadoon, Arthurian legends, the Eleusinian Mysteries, and top 5 National Parks or other places to go camping.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb questions: If you could go back in time to any Legend and witness it in person, which one would you choose and why?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use his track Cloudsurfing. Check him out on SoundCloud!

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September 10th, 2021|

The Post Camp Blues (Charm Bomb bonus episode)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss what they’re into right now, including true crime podcasts and Dungeons and Dragons. They also chat about the fictional places they would visit if they could, and the importance of timing. Everything is about timing.  

Topics this week include Murder, Etc., My Favorite Murder, getting over the post-camp blues, and top 5 fictional places they’d like to visit.

This is a throwback episode from 2019 that never got released! Enjoy this peek into the archives! 

Learn more about IGGPPCamp at www.geekgirlpenpals.com/camp or by following @IGGPPCamp on Twitter!

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb questions: How do I get over the blues after a great event?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use his track Cloudsurfing. Check him out on SoundCloud!

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August 27th, 2021|

Making Friends and Camp Memories (Charm Bomb episode 24)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss their times as camp counselors and reminisce about their favorite camp memories, as well as ways to connect with someone to begin a new friendship. 

Topics this week include Full Bloom (tv show), Mysterious Benedict Society, friend “dating”, capture the flag, and top 5 memories from camp.

Learn more about IGGPPCamp at www.geekgirlpenpals.com/camp or by following @IGGPPCamp on Twitter!

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb questions: How do I tell someone I want to be their friend without being awkward?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use his track Cloudsurfing. Check him out on SoundCloud!

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August 13th, 2021|

IGGPPCamp 2021! (Charm Bomb BONUS episode)


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In this special BONUS episode of Charm Bomb, Joanna and Summer discuss IGGPPCamp, including the history of how Camp came to be, how to participate in Camp including the types of activities happening, and a little bit about what’s happening this year with IGGPPCamp: Camp of LEGENDS. 

IGGPCamp takes place August 12 – 15, 2021, and you can learn more at www.geekgirlpenpals.com/camp or by following @IGGPPCamp on Twitter!

To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

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July 30th, 2021|

Cartoons and Long Distance Support (Charm Bomb episode 23)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss ways to support a long distance friend who’s going through a hard time, have a shared moment of nostalgia over the Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland movie, and tell a peak-Summer mime story. 

Topics this week include Alone (tv show), Grady Hendrix’s horror novels, and our top 5 childhood cartoons. 

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb questions: How do I support a long distance friend going through a hard time?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

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Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use his track Cloudsurfing. Check him out on SoundCloud!

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July 16th, 2021|
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