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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Travel, Art, and New Year’s Goals (Charm Bomb episode 32)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss New Year’s goal setting vs “resolutions”, getting organized, traveling and camping, and a bit about their personal art goals for this year.

Topics this week include Cowboy Bebop, She-Hulk, digital planners, SMART goals and other goal setting techniques, and the top 5 things they’re looking forward to in 2022.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: Do you set New Year’s resolutions, and if so how to you choose what to pick?
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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January 14th, 2022|

True Crime, Witches, and Musical Theater (Charm Bomb BONUS episode!)

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In this BONUS episode, recorded back in 2019, Joanna and Summer discuss true crime podcasts and horror-based musical theater. They also chat about their favorite fictional witches and, for some reason, modpodge.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I store my pen pal letters?
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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December 24th, 2021|

Time Warp: the IGGPPC Origin Story (Charm Bomb episode 31)


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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss how Geek Girl Pen Pals came to be back in 2013, and take a trip down memory lane from signing up for their first pen pals to joining staff to where the club has grown now.

Topics this week include the Jungle Cruise movie, The Harder They Fall, Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, sword fighting and sports psychology, Curly Whirlies, and top 5 original geek loves from 2013.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What is the IGGPPC origin story and how did the Charm Bomb podcast begin?
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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December 10th, 2021|

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?
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 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?
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 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

Credits and Thanks:

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

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August 27th, 2021|
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