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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Force Ghosting (Charm Bomb 47)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about the impact of “super hero level conflict” on everyday people and how to get back in touch or figure out if a pen pal has ghosted you.

Topics this week include Andor (tv show), autumn weather, sword camp, and their top 5 Star Wars characters.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: Should I reach out to a pen pal who ghosted?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks:

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

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September 30th, 2022|

Burnout Badgers (Charm Bomb 46)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about different strategies for fighting burnout with personal experiences and suggestions for managing burnout in both the short term and long term.

Topics this week include She-Hulk, The Cryptonaturalist, Goosebumps, Carnival Row, mental health, and their top 5 fantasy fairies.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do you fight burnout?
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 16th, 2022|

Collections and Cats (Charm Bomb 45)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about places they’d like to visit, books and graphic novels they’re reading, and their favorite memories of one another.

Topics this week include Dead End: Paranormal Park, Calico (game), Sandman, Mothman, collectables, and their top 5 favorite things about cats.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What are your favorite memories of one another? (And other questions submitted during live recording!)
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks:

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

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August 26th, 2022|

Best of the Most (Charm Bomb 44)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about staying safe online, using pen names when writing to pen pals, lots of lake camp activities and IGGPPCamp.

Topics this week include Inside Job, e-biking, Hacks, canoeing, and their top 5 IRL summer camp activities.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do you stay safe when exchanging pen pal information?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks:

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

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August 12th, 2022|

It’s Time to Play the Music (Charm Bomb 43)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about upcoming IGGPPCamp fun (without any spoilers), cats and tea, and aspirational creativity.

Topics this week include Timberborn (game), Only Murders in the Building, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Paper Girls, and their top 5 Muppet Show Muppets.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What can you tell me about this year’s CAMP?
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 22nd, 2022|

The Answer is 42 (Charm Bomb 42)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about their recurring dreams (not quite nightmares?), what they’re enjoying about the new Ms. Marvel show, and the etiquette of meeting a pen pal IRL for the first time, including the story of how they met for the first time!

Topics this week include Minx, Gentleman Jack (show), the Haunted Mansion at Disney, Stuff You Missed in History Class, awkward pauses, and their top 5 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy moments.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What is the etiquette for meeting a pen pal IRL?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks:

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

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July 8th, 2022|

Squads and Games (Charm Bomb 41)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about the healing power of snail mail, both in relationships to other people and with ourselves.

Topics this week include Star Wars Rebels, The King of Tokyo (game), care packages when you don’t have internet access, music from middle school, and their top 5 fictional squads.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question:How can writing letters heal my relationship with other people?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks:

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

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June 24th, 2022|

Hijinks and Shenanigans (Charm Bomb 40)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about IGGPPCamp, how amazing and terrifying space is, and their nerdy confessions of popular books, movies, and TV shows they never finished.

Topics this week include the BBC show Ghosts (yes, again), the James Webb Space Telescope, The Magicians, Twilight, Games of Thrones, and their top 5 least favorite required reading from school.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: Is it okay to not finish a very popular book or show?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks:

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

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June 10th, 2022|

It’s Gonna Be MacraMay (Charm Bomb 39)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about how to turn a casual acquaintance into a friendship, spend a lot of time talking about handicrafts, and discuss their shared love of DIY bubble water.

Topics this week include The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, Redactle, leatherworking, stained glass, embroidery, and their top 5 dream crafts to dabble in.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How to I turn a casual acquaintance into a friendship?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks:

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

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May 13th, 2022|

Plants and Productivity (Charm Bomb 38)

This episode Joanna hosts special IGGPPC guest Steena to chat about how we think about productivity and strategies for getting necessary things done when there are more fun things to do, having favorite audiobook narrators, and their current Dungeons & Dragons characters.

Topics this week include Abbot Elementary, college basketball, Sanditon season 2, and their top 5 flowers or plants.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How can I be productive when so many fun things are calling to me?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks:

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

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April 15th, 2022|
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