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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Getting into Character (Charm Bomb 79)

In this episode, Summer and Joanna chat about other nerdy things fans of D&D might be into, discuss some of their other favorite tabletop RPGs, and take a quiz to find out what kind of D&D character they “really” are.  

Topics this week include Dungeons & Dragons, Good Society, Kids on Bikes, Doctor Who, leather carving and tooling, and Live Action Role Play (LARP).

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What are some nerdy recommendations if I like D&D?
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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use the track Cloudsurfing. Check them out on SoundCloud!

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May 24th, 2024|

Wyverns & Caverns (Charm Bomb 78)

In this episode, Summer and Joanna chat about tabletop roleplay games, the joy of imagination play in adulthood, and how play is what makes us human.  

Topics this week include Dungeons & Dragons, Good Society, Tales of the Crystals, Cats & Soup, Fallout (TV show), and their top 5 weird D&D things.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What was your first TTRPG experience?
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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use the track Cloudsurfing. Check them out on SoundCloud!

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May 10th, 2024|

Everything in Balance (Charm Bomb 77)

In this episode, Summer and Joanna chat about conversation dynamics and what to do when you fear you’re inadvertently making it “all about you” as well as earth day actions they take in their personal lives year round.  

Topics this week include Top Chef, Wisconsin cuisine, women’s soccer (shout out to the San Diego Wave!), collective organizing and advocacy, and their top 5 earth day actions.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I keep from making conversations all about myself?
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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use the track Cloudsurfing. Check them out on SoundCloud!

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April 26th, 2024|

Happy Earth Month! (Charm Bomb 76)

In this episode, Summer and Joanna chat about sci-fi TV shows they’re into recently, vermiculture, slow fashion, and other ways to lessen their environmental impact.  

Topics this week include Resident Alien, Severance, The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin, and their top 5 favorite pollinators.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I reduce my environmental impact?
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April 12th, 2024|

Birthday Tea and Cake! (Charm Bomb 75)

In this episode, Summer and Joanna chat about slumber parties of their youth including party games and themes, while enjoying tea and birthday cake.

Topics this week include Ghosts (season 3), Star Trek, childhood birthday parties, and their top 5 basic cake flavors.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: Slumber party questions!
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March 22nd, 2024|

Shipping on a Shoestring (Charm Bomb 74)

In this episode, Summer and Joanna chat about shipping on a budget, magical realism, the upcoming IGGPPC birthday party, and ice cream float recipes.  

Topics this week include Avatar: The Last Airbender (Live Action), Shark Heart by Emily Habeck, and their top 5 personal eras.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I pen pal when shipping costs are high?
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March 8th, 2024|

Connections + Mysteries (Charm Bomb 73)

In this episode, Summer and Joanna chat about magical mysteries they’re into from audiobooks to tv shows, decorating a new office, and the game Connections.  

Topics this week include the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries by Deanna Raybourn, Death and Other Details (tv show), and play a game where Joanna guesses Summer’s top 5 animated magical girl animal companions.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How should I decorate my new office space?
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February 23rd, 2024|

Magical Girl Squad (Charm Bomb 72)

In this episode, Summer and Joanna chat about running out of creative ideas and what they do to shake loose new inspiration, from keeping creativity lists to getting a change of scenery and more.  

Topics this week include Delicious in Dungeon (anime), All Creatures Great and Small, Sailor Moon, Turning Red, and their top 5 things they would love about being a magical girl.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: Do you ever run out of ideas??
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February 9th, 2024|

We Wouldn’t Steal Lightning, Only Thunder (Charm Bomb 71)

In this episode, Summer and Joanna chat about finding time and energy for your fandoms when starting a new job (or any new phase of life), the challenge with adapting books and musicals into film, and penguin skeletons.  

Topics this week include Percy Jackson and the Olympians (tv show), embracing trashy reality tv, Watcher, and their top 5 pieces of media they’re looking forward to in 2024.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I find time for fandom when I just started a new job?
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January 26th, 2024|

Routine vs Squirrel Chaos (Charm Bomb 70)

In this episode, Summer and Joanna chat about getting back into routines after the holidays, including remembering how to even podcast.  

Topics this week include We Bare Bears, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds & Lower Decks, and their top 5 very Best Bears.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I get back into routine after the holidays?
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January 12th, 2024|
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