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As usual, the Guardians of the Galaxy know how to give you a deep belly laugh and an emotional gut punch at the same time. Bridgette and Genn discuss this rousing spoof of Christmas and the legendary Kevin Bacon as well as family themes, Mantis’ burgeoning powers, and Yondu the Blue Grinch. Outro Music: “Jingle Bells Rock - Energetic Positive Upbea…
 
Bridgette discusses local Native American history and land acknowledgments, followed by a review of Indigenous author Rebecca Roanhorse’s take on Maya “Echo” Lopez in her comic series Phoenix Song: Echo. We look forward to seeing more of Echo in her upcoming TV series! Learning resources about the Gabrielino-Tongva and Kizh peoples: https://gabriel…
 
Wakanda Forever reigns true, and so does the Nerd Alert Girls podcast! Listen as Bridgette and Genn talk about honoring Chadwick Boseman and T'Challa's legacy, Namor seeking an evil queen, and Shuri channeling her inner Inigo Montoya. We delve into how grief manifests for different characters (and for us as viewers) and what's next for Wakanda. Ser…
 
Get in the spooky spirit with Caroline for a mini episode about the history of monster movies and horror comics leading up to Marvel’s Werewolf by Night. Happy Halloween, fellow nerds! Music by SoulProdMusic from Pixabay Visit us on our website: nerdalertgirls.tumblr.com! Or you can contact us directly at nerdalertgirlspodcast@gmail.com. *In case a…
 
Join Latina co-hosts Bridgette and Genn for a special edition of Nerd Alert Niñas in honor of Latinx Heritage Month! We break down some Latinx characters in the MCU (including the Netflix shows and Agents of SHIELD’s Slingshot miniseries). Bridgette also discusses how Frederick Luis Aldama’s book Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics takes a scho…
 
She-Hulk episode 1 was just full of delight and soapboxes worthy of being stood on. Yup, we Nerd Alert Girls approve! Listen as Bridgette, Genn (Not Walters), and Sorceress Supreme Caroline talk about how "A Normal Amount of Anger" was more than just a normal amount of fun! We got to talk about Steve (of course), what it means to be a woman, and wh…
 
Listen as Genn and Bridgette go over the Ms. Marvel finale and gush about how far Kamala Khan has come. The DoDC were a racist nuisance, but justice was promptly served through the power of community and friendship... although we're still wondering if this is really the last we'll hear of Deever - or Karam's mother Najma for that matter. And let's …
 
Logic and emotional impact...where art thou? The question that Bridgette and Genn ask after watching Thor: Love and Thunder. Listen as we dissect the latest Thor movie - from the hilarious(?) hijinks to the meaning of love to Jane's stint as a superhero - and try to figure out why Ragnorak is still the superior Thor movie. Not that we didn't enjoy …
 
Time for a double-episode review as Kamala’s family history is finally revealed! Bridgette and Genn discuss the intergenerational mother-daughter relationships and how the India-Pakistan Partition changed the Khan family forever. We also hypothesize about how a certain someone may be taking over Kamran’s subconscious, affectionally roll our eyes at…
 
Hello fellow nerds, and welcome to another segment of Ms. Marvel! This episode had oodles of action, wedding fun, and Genn finally eating her Kamram Karrots and admitting he's not so bad - all of which Bridgette thoroughly enjoyed. Listen as we scratch our heads over the Djinn's sudden entrance to the story and their cultural significance (La Lloro…
 
The Nerd Alert Girls are reviewing "The Episode where No One Had Any Chill!" - also known as Ms. Marvel episode 2! Listen as Genn and Bridgette switch between capital F Feelings and logic and the immersion into Muslim and Pakistani culture as they discuss the newest episode! Kamala keeps charming the hell out of her audience, and we Nerdettes are i…
 
Genn has been gushing for years about Kamala Khan in the comics, and now she finally gets to see her onscreen! Genn and Bridgette discuss the nuanced family dynamics, wholesome friendships, colorful whimsicality, and Pakistani heritage featured in the first episode of Ms. Marvel. We also spend time asking why this fictional AvengerCon only takes pl…
 
Hello all! This is a special Nerd Alert Girls podcast! Listen as Bridgette, Caroline, and Genn discuss different aspects of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage in the MCU, from Shang-Chi, to Ned Leeds, to Doctor Strange. Learn some awesome facts about your favorite characters and be fearless and tackle the tough questions we have to…
 
Bridgette, Genn, and Caroline give their first reactions to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. We address the criticisms about CGI and Bruce Banner while speculating about what Jennifer Walters’ character journey will look like and how superhuman law will play a role in the MCU. We also talk about bird metaphors, sitcom vibes, and whether fry guy is in it …
 
Enter the madness with Genn and Sorceress Supreme Caroline! Listen as we gush about the 2nd Doctor Strange movie and delve into what it meant for the titular character and the MCU as a whole. We discuss America Chavez, the multiverse, ratings, and Wanda's characterization and how it all tied together to make a very stellar movie! Not to mention how…
 
Bridgette says, "I'm SO happy." Genn says, "Shut UP, Harrow!" And so goes the Moon Knight season 1 finale. There was so much going on that shocked and delighted us. Bring on Season 2! We need more Steven Grant. We need the dynamic duo of Taweret and Layla. We need to know what the deal is between Jake and Khonshu. This show has stuck the landing to…
 
Bridgette and Genn delve into the many meanings of “asylum” and how they manifest in the penultimate episode’s heartrending emotional journey. Meanwhile, we discuss the ramifications of a certain someone being dead (maybe), “Doctor” Harrow being suspiciously helpful, and one sarcophagus remaining unopened. Where does Moon Knight go from here? Let’s…
 
Listen as Bridgette and Genn get totally squicked by blood and undead priests as well as tickled pink by the, ahem, unique love triangle that's definitely happening here. Our boys Marc and Steven are in a world of trouble (thanks A LOT Marc!), and we're boggled as to how they're going to get themselves out! Also, was that Jake banging around in tha…
 
It's finally here, folks! Our first trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder! Listen as Caroline joins the talk on what this trailer means for Thor. Is this the end for Chris Hemsworth? Will Valkyrie find her queen? Will Peter Quill finally accept Thor? Will we fangirls finally get a buff Hayley Atwell? We have questions, Marvel! Do not leave us hanging!…
 
Is Khonshu becoming sympathetic? Has Marc committed the ultimate betrayal against Layla? Should Layla run away with Steven? And what exactly went down between Harrow and Khonshu? As the physical and emotional stakes grow higher, Moon Knight continues to draw us into the story and Oscar Isaac’s incredibly versatile performance. Visit us on our websi…
 
Moon Knight continues to surprise and impress us! Bridgette and Genn unravel revelations from certain characters’ pasts and explore philosophical debates about free will and the meaning of justice. And in true Nerd Alert Girls fashion, we infuse oodles of references to rom-coms, pop music, and Star Wars bounty hunters along the way. Visit us on our…
 
Moon Knight has solid start to a hopefully solid series. Listen as we Nerd Alert Girls dissect "The Goldfish Problem" and discover that this show has a lot of promise, from the eerie villain to the unexpected laughs. We also learned a few valuable lessons here today: Helga-ing your Arnold rarely works; if your name is Steven, there's a good chance …
 
I said oooooh we're blinded by the lights...and the new Ms. Marvel trailer that just dropped! Wow, and what a ride that was! Listen as Genn and Bridgette delve into what to expect from the new series premiering in June. Genn is feeling many feelings and screaming into her Ms. Marvel pillow while Bridgette figures out more ways to bring up Steve Rog…
 
Happy February, listeners! Your favorite Nerds have banded together to celebrate Black History Month! Begin with Genn as she spazzes out over Black Marvel characters Riri Williams (aka Ironheart) and Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl) and their introduction into the MCU; continue with Caroline speaking her truth as she discusses the Oscars and the M…
 
Much like Moon Knight, the new mind-bending trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness plays with the distortion of dreams and reality while hinting at a darker direction for the MCU. Bridgette and Genn discuss the potential antagonists, gender politics between Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch, and how previous Marvel projects will inf…
 
Ever heard of Moon Knight? Neither had we before this trailer dropped. From Egyptian gods to the nuances of mental health to comic book origin stories, we are delving into the mysteries and questions that the Moon Knight trailer raises. Plus, we will be gushing about Oscar Isaac. Just a little bit.
 
“With great power comes great responsibility.” Spider-Man’s journey began with these words from Uncle Ben and poetically ends with these same words from Aunt May. No Way Home’s bittersweet conclusion to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy pulls in elements of Peter Parker that had been missing up until now - including the tragedy and the hope. From cr…
 
Well, folks, we made it. The Nerd Alert Girls have finished the Hawkeye series, and now Genn and Caroline have joined together to break it down. From manifesting fanfictions to laughing at Kingpin's fashion choices, we discuss every minutia of "So This is Christmas?" Also, revelations and connections are made to neatly sew together an ugly but wear…
 
Where's a place where you can find heartbreak, fatalistic Yelena, the Kingpin, Jack unwinding his own plot sweater thread, Mac n cheese, and far too much Christmas music? That's right: Hawkeye episode 5! Listen as Bridgette, Genn, and special guest star Caroline weave together the ugly Christmas plot sweater with all the new revelations the episode…
 
Hawkeye finally picks up the pace with a stronger antagonist, thrilling action sequences, and a deepening and compelling bond between Kate and Clint. Sorceress Supreme Caroline returns to co-host with Bridgette and Jenn as they discuss everything from Maya Lopez and Laura Barton’s backstories, to how Christmas functions as a backdrop for the show, …
 
After watching the first two episodes of Hawkeye, Bridgette and Genn discuss Hailee Steinfeld’s breakout Marvel debut, how Kate and Clint’s dynamic compares to the comics, some questionable plot pacing, and the difference between good and bad small potato villains. (We need tracksuits with Tracksuit Mafia on the back ASAP. And we need the full vers…
 
Just when you think you've had enough, Marvel drops another Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer. Listen as Bridgette and Genn cheer and cry over the possibilities, both wanted and unwanted. We don't ask for much - truly we don't! - but is it too much to ask to keep MJ alive... and see a live-action version of Miles Morales... and have Jake Johnson back…
 
Ensemble movies can be tricky to handle, and Eternals introduces a larger ensemble than both the first Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy films while also establishing new mythology in the MCU. Genn and Bridgette measure how Eternals rises to the challenge. Listen as we gush over the little things Marvel offers us, like fly-swatter villains, soft…
 
Hola, amigos! In honor of Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month, your Latina co-hosts Bridgette and Genn discuss awesome characters like America Chavez, Miles Morales, and Sam Alexander and get real on what it means to identify as Hispanic, Latinx, or whatever other way you choose to identify. Proper representation is important! You are heard! Check out…
 
Bridgette and Genn review a finale that unexpectedly and masterfully ties together an anthology of what-if scenarios of pivotal Marvel characters and draws the Watcher out of the shadows. From the PeggyNat ship that somehow manifested from fan art to reality, to T'Challa's unwavering compassion, to new Party Thor hilarities, to seeing even more of …
 
You read that right. The monologuing, Disney-esque, James Spader-sounding villain can actually be taken seriously this time, and he is terrifying! Listen to Bridgette’s and Genn’s shivers even within the airwaves as they feel things and dissect what this latest episode means for not only the show, but the multiverse that Ultron managed to breach! W…
 
Thor as a party boy? Loki the Frost Giant? Frigga being an actual mom? Genn and Bridgette actually shipping Thor and Jane? What is going on in the latest episode of What If?! Find out and delve in with your favorite Nerd Alert Girls as we hold our breath for some things and then release sighs of relief when Marvel doesn’t go the route we fear. We c…
 
Another rendition of Tony Stark creating a villain! (Well, enabling one.) Erik Killmonger proves himself a master manipulator with charisma, strategy, and mechanical engineering skills that impress almost everyone in his wake - proving once again his prowess as a villain. Bridgette and Genn discuss Killmonger’s fake bromance with Tony Stark, comple…
 
Genn and Bridgette take a bite out of the next What If episode and delve into every zombie trope known to pop culture. We applaud Peter’s wholesome quirkiness, the unexpected bond between him and Hope that we didn’t realize we needed, and his survival guide that showed Happy at his best. By the way, we too are not single - we are saving ourselves f…
 
It’s finally here: after all the hype, and all the delays from the pandemic, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has finally premiered! Listen as Bridgette and Genn break down the themes of family, identity and love, marvel at the plot twists, and then coo at the pure friendship and the cutest baby ever! Also, did anyone else notice the paral…
 
Genn and Bridgette explore many surprises in Doctor Strange’s tragic foray into the Dark Side, including but not limited to: the Watcher’s sassiness, Strange’s newfound softness, and Dr. Christine Palmer becoming the absolute point of an entire universe. What defines the “heart” of Doctor Strange and what does it say about gender dynamics and love …
 
What if...Bridgette and Genn were more thrown off than usual and at a loss for words for the first time since never? Listen as they are continuously surprised by the latest episode of Marvel’s What If…? and how they reevaluate how different the MCU would be if certain characters were less crusty and more unhinged. Also, how much do you want to bet …
 
Wakanda Forever, even among the stars! Genn and Bridgette launch into a new and improved galaxy courtesy of T'Challa as Star-Lord in Marvel's What If...? With his gracious and generous nature, T'Challa alters the fates of the Ravagers, Nebula, and even Thanos (which we still have some perplexing feelings about) in a beautiful alternate universe tha…
 
Bridgette and Caroline have been waiting their whole lives for this episode! From watching Peggy be the hero of her own story (again), to the wholesome friendships and wholesome shipping, to deep character exploration, we enjoyed many splendors in the first episode of Marvel’s What If...? series. We unravel Peggy’s split second decision and how it …
 
After taking some time to wash off the bitterness of Marvel fridging Black Widow, we return to dive deep into the movie that we wish had come out five years ago. We discuss the themes of found family, moral ambiguity, and asserting your identity in the midst of oppression through the lens of the Red Room and Natasha’s character arc. We also unpack …
 
Bridgette and Genn review the season finale… and we have questions. From the distinct lack of jet skis to the lackluster villain to the unraveling plot yarn, now we can only wonder what’s going to happen next. At least we have a newfound appreciation for Tom Hiddleston’s fantastic acting (and surprisingly buff look in a sword holster). Visit us on …
 
All the Variants come together for Loki-ception! Bridgette and Genn do their best to make sense of the ball of plot yarn as we envision what we want (Mobius riding into the sunset on a jet ski) and don’t want (the Loki/Sylvie ship sailing) from the finale. In addition, we discuss the surprising emotional depth to the Classic Loki and the theorize o…
 
Sorceress Supreme Caroline and her apprentice Genn offer a speculative look into episode 4 of Loki, “The Nexus Event.” They bring in mythology and theories as they attempt to make sense of all the chaos within the episode. Also, is dating your alternate self as weird as it sounds... or have we reached a new level of romance? Visit us on our website…
 
Happy Pride Month, everyone! Listen as Genn, Bridgette, and Caroline tackle numerous subjects, from characters to creators, to history and facts... with plenty of wit and pride to go around! Links from Genn: I Thought I Was A Hopeless Romantic — Turns Out I'm Demisexual: https://www.yourtango.com/2016295502/i-thought-i-was-hopeless-romantic-turns-o…
 
Queer representation. Jedi mind tricks. Sympathetic Loki headcanons?! Caroline and Bridgette cover the highlights of Loki & Sylvie’s misadventures in Lamentis. We compare Loki’s persistently ambiguous characterization to Sylvie’s role as “Hyper-Competent Spoilsport Lady” that is so common among female characters. We also make fun of Loki’s terrible…
 
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