Weird Kids Wanted Podcast
Episode 11: Speculative Fiction Panel LIVE at A Novel Idea

Episode 11: Speculative Fiction Panel LIVE at A Novel Idea

November 13, 2019

Featuring Jon McGoran, M Tellez, and David Otter, and hosted by us, this speculative fiction panel was the liveliest, nerdiest, best conversation among writers that I've had in a long time. Listen to it if you're a spec fic writer, if you love spec fic, if you're a huge nerd, if you want to disrupt the literary hierarchy, or if you just want to listen in on an hour and a half of rambling. 

Links:

Us:

https://www.weirdkidswanted.com/

Jon:

www.jonmcgoran.com

Monk:

http://cyborgmemoirs.com

David:

https://www.instagram.com/thephiladelphiasecretadmirer/?hl=en

 

Episode 10: Queer Representation Part 2- Kill Your Queers

Episode 10: Queer Representation Part 2- Kill Your Queers

October 22, 2019

Though all of our episodes explore difficult subject matter, this episode is definitely our saddest and most somber. It is the second part of our two part series on queer representation and focuses on the tropes surrounding queer death and suffering. Listener discretion is advised.

What are your opinions on this harmful trope? Are there places where you've seen it appear that we've missed? 

We also pump the show Unhhhh, Orange World by Karen Russell, and the work of artist Sam Levson.

Upcoming Events:

Nov. 1st- Scary Storytelling Competition at Head and the Hand Bookstore at 7:30

Nov. 9th- Speculative Fiction Panel at A Novel Idea at 5:30

Episode 9: Queer Representation Part 1- Queerbaiting

Episode 9: Queer Representation Part 1- Queerbaiting

October 15, 2019

We're back, bitches!!!! And this episode is one that we have been planning for the entirety of our forced hiatus from you. This first part in our two part series on queer representation in literature and film focuses on queerbaiting. How do you feel about this? What examples of queer baiting really grind your gears?

We also pump the work of drag queen Ben Dela Creme and Severance, a novel by Ling Ma.

Lastly, we announce our two big events that are happening in a few weeks!

Nov. 1st- Scary Storytelling Competition at Head and the Hand Bookstore at 7:30

Nov. 9th- Speculative Fiction Panel at A Novel Idea at 5:30

 

Episode 8: Philly Zines LIVE at Night of Microtomes and Sequential Salami Zinefest

Episode 8: Philly Zines LIVE at Night of Microtomes and Sequential Salami Zinefest

September 11, 2019

This episode was recorded at our first ever live performance, at the Night of Microtomes and Sequential Salami Zine Fest at Fireball Printing! It focuses on the Philly zine scene, a strange, diverse community of weirdos who are creating, publishing, and sharing their own independent magazines, comics, and books. 

Episode 7: Asexuality in Media

Episode 7: Asexuality in Media

August 21, 2019

In this episode of Weird Kids Wanted, Miyuki and Zoe analyze depictions of asexuality in media. We remark on ace erasure and our culture's obsessive need to correlate sexual prowess with overall success and health. 

Episode 6: The 90’s and Early 2000’s Nostalgia Episode

Episode 6: The 90’s and Early 2000’s Nostalgia Episode

August 7, 2019

The 90's and early 2000's were the weirdest, funnest time to be a kid, and it's hard to not feel nostalgia towards them. In this episode, we analyze all the shows we loved as kids, through an nerdy adult perspective. 

Have any thoughts, questions, comments, or business opportunities for us? Email at weirdkidswanted@gmail.com. 

Episode 5: The Sobriety Episode

Episode 5: The Sobriety Episode

July 23, 2019

Episode 5 analyzes addiction, recovery, and sobriety in books and film.

Episode 3: Jane Eyre’s Guide to Taking Down Fuckboyz

Episode 3: Jane Eyre’s Guide to Taking Down Fuckboyz

July 19, 2019

In the third episode of Weird Kids Wanted, we discuss how Jane Eyre taught us to take down fuckboys, medical gas lighting, and new work by Chavisa Woods and Caren Beilin.

Episode 4: Manic Pixie Dream Girlzzzzz

Episode 4: Manic Pixie Dream Girlzzzzz

July 19, 2019

In Episode 4 of Weird Kids Wanted, we discuss the manic pixie dream girl trope, a blight on the dating lives and mental health of all weird girls. We might even call out your problematic fave book or movie!

Episode 2: Neuro-divergence in Books and Film

Episode 2: Neuro-divergence in Books and Film

July 19, 2019

In this episode of Weird Kids Wanted, Miyuki and Zoe review books and movies that discuss bipolar disorder and autism. They analyze how these texts and films influenced their understanding, and our culture's understanding, of neurodivergence.