Charm Bomb2024-06-09T23:08:53+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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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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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use the track Cloudsurfing. Check them out on SoundCloud!

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

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

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January 12th, 2024|

Naughty and NICE (Charm Bomb 69)

In the final episode of 2023, Summer and Joanna chat about reigniting interest in an old fandom when the spark just isn’t there anymore.  

Topics this week include glass straws, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, Doctor Who (60th Anniversary specials), and their top 5 items to bring on a road trip.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I reignite the spark of interest in an old fandom?
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  • Thanks to OmniBoi for letting us use the track Cloudsurfing. Check them out on SoundCloud!

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December 8th, 2023|

Supporting Roles (Charm Bomb 68)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about asking for support from friends even when it seems overwhelming, especially in a busy time of year. 

Topics this week include musical theater (even though this is still NOT the musical episode!) and specifically Company and American Psycho the Musical, Loki on Disney+, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and their top 5 American Thanksgiving side dishes.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How to ask for support when everyone has their own stuff going on?
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charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

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

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November 24th, 2023|

Pens and Swords (Charm Bomb 67)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about what to do when you just don’t feel the holiday spirit as well as whether they were into scary things as kids. 

Topics this week include Goosebumps, Miracle Workers, the Haunted Mansion movie, and their top 5 fictional sword fighters.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What if you’re just not into holiday spirit?
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 the track Cloudsurfing. Check them out on SoundCloud!

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November 10th, 2023|

Halloween and Horror (Charm Bomb Thowback Episode!)

This episode is a throwback, so enjoy this walk back in time with us as Summer and Joanna of the past discuss their favorite spooky or Halloween themed movies, films that are also stage plays, and other seasonal spooky things.

Topics this week include The Legend of Korra (yes, again!), the game Among Us, and dealing with social media while practicing self care.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I stop doomscrolling?
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 the track Cloudsurfing. Check them out on SoundCloud!

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October 27th, 2023|

Hallowiggles Time! (Charm Bomb 66)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about growing up in the 90s, get an update on Summer’s genealogy research, and discuss the upcoming IGGPPC Halloween event. 

Topics this week include Derry Girls, solar eclipses, Fright Night, Little Shop of Horrors, The Haunting of Hill House, and their top 5 horror adaptations.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What is “Hallowiggles”?
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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October 13th, 2023|

Back on the Genealogy Train (Charm Bomb 65)

This episode Summer and Joanna chat about patio gardening, cleaning before (certain) family comes to visit, and the hidden truth inside family history that gets unearthed through genealogy.

Topics this week include heirloom tomatoes, A Death in Door County by Annelise Ryan, family legends and lore, and their top 5 snacks.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I stop panic-cleaning before family visits?
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 22nd, 2023|

TANGOUT (Charm Bomb BONUS episode)

This episode Summer and Joanna try a whole lot of Tang recipes during IGGPPCamp 2023. Was it good? Not really. Was it entertaining? You be the judge!

Topics this week include Tang cocktails, Tang friendship tea, and Tang baked goods.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How much Tang can we safely consume?
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 8th, 2023|
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