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: