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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SPORTSBALL (Charm Bomb Episode 20)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss growing houseplants and tiny indoor greenhouses, setting healthy boundaries, and learning how to socialize again. 

Topics this week include The Mighty Ducks, Blaseball, sports movies from our childhoods, and our top 5 favorite fictional sports teams. 

Mentioned this week: 

Blaseball – https://www.blaseball.com/

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb questions: How do I deal with being out of practice at socializing?
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 4th, 2021|

Robots and Reconnecting (Charm Bomb Episode 19)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss ways to reconnect with old pen pals, having to track down packages that have gone to the wrong address (as you do), and the similarities between Wishbone and Doctor Who’s K-9. 

Topics this week include The Bad Batch (and Star Wars animation more generally), Pokemon Snap, and our top 5 favorite fictional robots.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb questions: What are some ways to reconnect or find a pen pal after losing touch?
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 21st, 2021|

Into the Multiverse (Charm Bomb Episode 18)

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This episode Joanna and Summer discuss the shows they’re binging right now and the challenges of finding new things to watch when there’s so much out there. (Spoilers: we love lists!) 

Topics this week include The Irregulars, The Clone Wars animated series, Teenage Bounty Hunters, and our top 5 favorite superheroes.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb questions: With so many things to watch it can be overwhelming, how do you pick something new?
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 7th, 2021|

Birthday Party LIVE! (Charm Bomb Episode 17)

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This episode is all about the Geek Girl Pen Pals 8th birthday! Joanna and Summer reminisce about their favorite IGGPPC memories, their own 8th birthdays, and talk about their favorite cakes.

Topics this week include Lovecraft Country, sleepover snacks, gardening, and 90s nostalgia.

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb questions: What’s the one gift you wish someone would give you for your birthday but no one ever does?
If you were turning 8 now, what would be on your birthday wish list?

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 23rd, 2021|

Let’s have cake! (Charm Bomb Episode 16)

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This episode Summer and Joanna host special guest, IGGPPC co-founder, Emily “Farquharson” to chat about baked treats, long distance hangouts, and IGGPPC’s 8th birthday. 

Topics this week include Animal Crossing, October Faction, West World, Ted Lasso, Cake Smash (the game), and the band Man Man.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What are some ways to hang out with friends long distance?  
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 10th, 2021|

You Are Geeky Enough (Episode 15)

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This episode Summer and Joanna discuss their various art hobbies, their top 5 fictional ships (spaceships and ocean-going ships), and what counts when it comes to being geeky enough. 

Topics this week include Star Trek Lower Decks, throwing pottery, exhibit design, and geek loves.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: Am I geeky enough?
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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February 23rd, 2021|

We Ship It (Charm Bomb Episode 14)

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This episode Summer and Joanna host their fellow IGGPPC Director Jen and talk about fashion trends we’d bring back, the shows we’re binging, and our favorite fictional couples.

Topics this week include Bridgerton (yes, again), Animal Crossing, WandaVision, our love of 90s fashion and also capes.

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This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: If you could be the people to start a new fashion trend, what would it be and why?  
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks

Charm Bomb Podcast is produced by Geek Girl Pen Pals staffer Rosa.

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

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February 4th, 2021|

Travel Hopefully (Charm Bomb 13)

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This episode Summer and Joanna discuss our favorite Doctor Who companions and making friends in adulthood.  

Topics this week include Bridgerton, d&d, meaningful relationships with others and ourselves, and tea. 

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: Are friendships based on shared interests the key to meaningful happiness?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks

Charm Bomb Podcast is produced by Geek Girl Pen Pals staffer Rosa.

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

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January 14th, 2021|

Let’s Get Alicorny (Charm Bomb Episode 12)

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This episode Summer and Joanna discuss hot cocoa bombs (#accidentalcheese), the shows they’re currently watching, and their top 5 fictional pets.  

Topics this week include The Mandalorian & The Expanse (all discussions are spoiler-free!), bardcore, making art, and embracing the changing seasons. 

The Menagerie MacLeod magical creatures: https://themenageriemacleod.com/ 

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What are some good ways to pass the time indoors?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks

Charm Bomb Podcast is produced by Geek Girl Pen Pals staffer Rosa.

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

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January 1st, 2021|

Charm Bomb: Comfy Cozies (Episode 11)

Description:
This episode Summer and Joanna discuss cosy comforts, connecting with friends, and sourdough starter. 

Topics this week include Lovecraft Country, customized playlists, burning candles & incense, and top 5 comfy cozy things. 

Jo’s playlists from the episode:

  • Playlist for a Pandemic: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/10rUQU9fT2mIHZfzrHWxV7?si=cmcRmAp0ROO6iEGKQuGNgg
  • Playlist for Letter Writing: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3WyB9EYA3xN1vPqrNy9hRr?si=OqUCiyY-Q6GKetddlphIBA 

This week’s Ask Charm Bomb question: What are some geeky things to get you through hard times?
To submit a question to Ask Charm Bomb, email your question to charmbomb@geekgirlpenpals.com

Credits and Thanks

Charm Bomb Podcast is produced by Geek Girl Pen Pals staffer Rosa.

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

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November 20th, 2020|
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