This week in Pop Culture, we talk about a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory where we see Penny, Bernadette, and Amy dive further into geek culture, exploring the comic books the guys so love.
Meanwhile, The Bakersfield Expedition follows the guys as they head to a local Comicon in full Star Trek: The Next Generation Cosplay and have an unfortunate adventure of their own after stopping to pose for a few authentic show pictures.
Be warned: there are spoilers. If you haven’t seen the episode, go watch it at CBS.com!
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Regina & Rhonda
Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.