A Fan’s Guide to Picking Favorites: Episode 42, The Femisode


By Shannon Fox (@shannonfox) 


(…no relation to Samantha Fox, unfortunately.)

Wait a minute.  Is that our ears deceiving us, or have our friendly neighborhood actor-men returned from their respective hiatuses (hiati?)?  That’s right, BOTH Zac and Tyler were back this week, and we were treated to some NSFW ridiculousness, locker room humor, and some educational facts about genital excitement, too!


You can find this week’s episode on iTunes or Soundcloud.


And don’t forget to tune into “Geeks Who Drink”, Thursdays at 11PM on SyFy (and send a tweet to SyFy telling them how much you like the show)!


This Week’s Guest:

Joey Kern! (@joeykern)



Joey is an actor, writer, and director that you might know best from Super Troopers or Cabin Fever.  You can catch him in the upcoming Bloodsucking Bastards (out in select theaters this Friday), but he’ll also be directing and starring in a future movie, Big Bear, with our very own Tyler Labine, so keep an eye out for that!


Bloodsucking Bastards


Favorite Female Rockers

Oh, HECK YES.  As someone who previously rocked a Joan-Jett-style mullet (no regrets), I am ALL ABOUT THIS TOPIC.  And so much glorious 80’s rock is represented! Bravo.  Can we get some girl rock bands back in popular music? That’d be great, thanks.


Stevie Nicks


Kim Deal


Gwen Stefani


Pat Benatar


Ann Wilson

Extra Mentions:

Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)

Avril Lavigne

Not sure who Razzle was thinking of from The Runaways, either Joan Jett or Cherie Currie (they’ve both been blonde!)

Wilson Sisters “Stairway to Heaven”


Favorite Female Rappers

Remember that time that Katy Perry was apparently the half-time performer of last year’s Superbowl, but Missy Elliott came on and STOLE THE WHOLE FREAKIN’ THING?  I’d like to thank the guys for choosing this topic, because it made me go back and listen to all of these ladies’ hits again and basically fall in love with them all over again.  But be careful with that critique of Nicki Minaj, guys, ’cause she will “what’s good” you right out the door.


Lauryn Hill


Salt N’ Pepa


Missy Elliott


Nicki Minaj


Lady Sovereign

Extra Mention:

Janelle Monae


Iggy Azalea

Flight of the Conchords

Li’l Dickie

Queen Latifah


Favorite Female Athletes

I feel like “Run the World (Girls)” should’ve been playing in the background while this topic was discussed, because if anyone encompasses the all-around bad-assery of women, it’s the athletes who represent us.  Like, a friend suggested that I take a look at the clip of Abby Wambach splitting her head open during a match- I’m not going to post it because GROSS, but girl gets her head STAPLED UP and GETS BACK IN THE GAME LIKE IT AIN’T NO THANG.  That is pretty much the epitome of “YAAASSS QUEEN YAAASSS”, you know what I mean?


Missy Franklin


Stacy Kiebler


Florence Griffith Joyner


Hope Solo


Ronda Rousey

Extra Mentions:

Chris Evert

Alex Morgan

Mia Hamm

Abby Wambach

Mary Lou Retton

Kerri Strugg

Serena Williams


Random Notes from Shannon’s Brain

  • This week’s winner of the “Hey, You’re Awesome” Award is… TYLER LABINE!!  I just… I just really miss Tyler when he’s away, guys.  I love that it took only three minutes for him to mention some form of genitalia.  I love that he is willing to admit that he has “early onset old man balls”.  He just cracks me up, okay? HE CRACKS ME UP. (I’ll forgive him for picking Hope Solo MAINLY because she’s attractive as long as he educates himself on her supreme goalkeeping skills in the future.  Like, I just liked her at first because she wears a purple jersey a lot and that’s my favorite color, so no judgment here.)
  • I mean, I could NOT post the trailer to Wieners, but then again… I also COULD. (Sorry, Zac.)

  • Since the guys went off on a Fran Kranz love-a-thon, I need to add that he is just THE BEST in The Cabin in the Woods.  THAT ELEVATOR SCENE, AM I RIGHT?!
  • Zac’s “radio guy” voice sounds SO much like Will Ferrell’s Harry Caray.  I’m not sure if that’s his intention, but who cares? It’s hilarious.  HEY, IF YOU WERE A HOT DOG AND YOU WERE STARVING, WOULD YOU EAT YOURSELF? I KNOW I WOULD.
  • Look at Zac laying down the whole “no more apologizing for our opinions” rule! I support this tremendously.  As a famous poet once said, “It’s not like you to say sorry, I was waiting on a different story.  This time I’m mistaken for handing you a heart worth breaking.”  Deep.
  • Razzle and tiny blonde pop stars/actresses.  It’s a thing.
  • PLEASE tell me that “#DeathBoner” actually trended during “Geeks Who Drink”.  PLEASE.  I SO WANT THIS TO BE A REAL THING.  Out of ALL THE THINGS TO TREND.
  • I’m really glad that they didn’t change the theme song.  I’m attached! It’s my ringtone and everything! … DON’T JUDGE ME, I’M JUST BEING LOYAL OKAY??
  • I mean, maybe it’s just me, but now I totally want a female guest on the podcast and they have to talk about sexy guys for an hour.  I MEAN, JUST TO BE FAIR AND BALANCED, YOU KNOW.  (We came close to it with Retta and her love of Italian men. I love that woman.)


That’s it for this week’s recap! Remember to subscribe to and rate the podcast on iTunes, and send YOUR favorites to @thenerdmachine on Twitter with the hashtag “#PickingFavorites”!

You can find our hosts all over social media:

Kentucky/Dave: Twitter

Razzle: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Zac: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Tyler: Twitter, Facebook

Thanks for reading! See you next week!

    One Comment

  1. skorpeoSeptember 10th, 2015 at 9:20 am

    So I’m halfway through the podcast, and I thought I would write this here instead of repeatedly yelling at my computer: JOAN FUCKING JETT!!! The “blonde short spikey-haired girl in the Runaways is JOAN JETT!!!!! (“I love rock-n-roll, put another dime in the jukebox baby…!”) Ok, I feel better now….

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