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16 September, 2017
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Gothic gals

I was thrilled to be asked to take part recently in a WORD Christchurch session as part of their Shifting Points of View “mini-festival”. Actress Rebecca Vaughan (who was mesmerizing in her show Jane Eyre: An autobiography), YA author Karen Healey, WORD Christchurch Director and novelist Rachael King, and little old me getting together onstage […]

11 August, 2017
322 Views

The Nerd Degree: Librarians

This was my first ever time hosting an episode of The Nerd Degree so I pulled out my very best librarian trivia and after I got over the extreme gut-worrying fear it was actually quite fun!

23 July, 2017
102 Views

The Nerd Degree: Spaceships

Much like the last episode, Friends, I had a cold during the recording of this podcast and was trying really hard not to cough AND THEN THEY ADDED A SMOKE MACHINE. TO A PODCAST.

The Nerd Degree: Friends
5 July, 2017
210 Views

The Nerd Degree: Friends

I had a kind of grunty cold at the time we were recording this and made goddamn heroic efforts not to cough into the mic during this episode and where’s my medal? But heroic efforts aside, yes, my Friends fan-fiction basically grew out of a desire for someone to clean my house… for free. What […]

The Nerd Degree: Cake
26 June, 2017
186 Views

The Nerd Degree: Cake

Cake. It’s safe to say, I’m a fan. And when it comes to the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cakes book, I take that shit seriously. So when I say if I were a cake I’d be the swimming pool cake, even though it’s clearly for comedy purposes… I’m also deadly serious. Any cake that […]

The Nerd Degree: Lies
23 May, 2017
211 Views

The Nerd Degree: Lies

If ever there was an episode during which you had carte blanche to make stuff up, this would be it. In the introduction we had to state a lie that we had told and even though I shouldn’t be, I am somewhat proud of the outrageous lie that I told my 3 year old. BAD […]

The Nerd Degree: Time Travel
24 March, 2017
530 Views

The Nerd Degree: Time Travel

First off, I was super happy with the team name Jeff Clark came up with for us in this episode, “Wibbly wobbly, teamy-weamy thing”. Effing genius.

The Nerd Degree: Fairy tales
8 March, 2017
514 Views

The Nerd Degree: Fairy tales

Fun fact. I was not supposed to be in this Nerd Degree episode about fairy tales. I was supposed to be sitting in the audience, sipping my beer having a nice relaxing time but then they needed a score-keeper and no one else was available so I did it.

The Nerd Degree: Brains ajar
23 February, 2017
624 Views

The Nerd Degree: Brains ajar

This episode was about brains but that does not in any way make it cerebral. I somehow have managed to yet again mention what used to euphemistically be known as “marital aids”. How does this keep happening to me? I’m starting to think it’s not a coincidence.

The Nerd Degree: Heart of Dorkness
14 February, 2017
580 Views

The Nerd Degree: Heart of Dorkness

Just in time for Valentines Day, it’s the love-themed episode of everyone’s favourite “pop culture quiz show that’s recorded at Orange Studios”, The Nerd Degree. This episode is notable for me reading a poem I wrote about my first celebrity crush, Kirk Cameron.

Gothic gals
Gothic gals
16 September, 2017
The Nerd Degree: Librarians
The Nerd Degree: Librarians
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The Nerd Degree: Spaceships
The Nerd Degree: Friends
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