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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What’s In Your Wardrobe (Charm Bomb 36)

This episode Joanna and Summer discuss ways to stay up to date on current events without sacrificing mental health.

Topics this week include Ghosts on HBO, Space Force on Netflix, the upcoming IGGPPC 9th birthday, and top 5 wardrobe staples that make us feel “dressed to the nines”.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I stay informed on current events while preserving mental health?
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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March 11th, 2022|

Don’t Go Rebooting My Heart (Charm Bomb 35)

This episode Joanna and Summer discuss ways to prioritise letter writing when schedules are full, audiobooks and book clubs, and the perils of reboots.

Topics this week include Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin, Pepper Ann, Wild Thornberries, PBS shows, and top 5 nostalgic cartoons that would worry us (or maybe be cool?) if rebooted.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I find ways to prioritise writing letters to pen pals?
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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February 25th, 2022|

We Don’t Talk About… (Charm Bomb 34)


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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss ways to incorporate their geek loves into self care, the way movies can enable mental health discussions, and connecting with nature.

Topics this week include Peacemaker, Encanto, 90s country, mental health, genealogy, and their top 5 binge-worthy comfort tv shows.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I incorporate geeky loves/interests into self care?
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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February 11th, 2022|

Breaking Up (With Friends) is Hard To Do (Charm Bomb episode 33)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss how to tell when a friendship has run its course, navigating friendship “breakups”, and catharsis through art like writing or music.

Topics this week include the TV show The Great, the book Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village, getting outdoors to boost your mood, and their top 5 ways to cheer up when feeling down.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: How do I navigate a friendship breakup?
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 28th, 2022|

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

Credits and Thanks:

  • 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

Credits and Thanks:

  • 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

Credits and Thanks:

  • 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

Credits and Thanks:

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

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October 22nd, 2021|
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