Episode 30: Ready Player One

This episode, the girls take a deep dive into Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE! 

They’ll talk fandom, internet culture, and the status of “nerd” culture in a time when it’s cool to be passionate about your interests. Plus: anime hair, manic pixie dream avatars, and comparisons between the book and the movie.

Mentioned in the episode:

Patton Oswalt’s “Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die” in Wired: https://www.wired.com/2010/12/ff_angrynerd_geekculture/

Constance Grady’s “The Ready Player One Backlash, explained” in Vox: https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/3/26/17148350/ready-player-one-book-backlash-controversy-gamergate-explained

…and one last video, for the fun of it:

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