Desi Geek Girls


Obi Wan Kenobi (Episodes 1 & 2), Star Wars: Celebration, & More!

Ep. 73

This week, Swapna and Preeti are all way in on Disney+'s Obi Wan Kenobi. They also chat through the big news out of Star Wars: Celebration, give some light, non-spoilery Ms. Marvel reactions, and talk about the new Thor: Love & Thunder trailer. Plus, Preeti asks Swapna a bunch of questions about her new show on PBS digital: Far Out!

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Interview: Sona Charaipotra, How Maya Got Fierce

Preeti interviews YA Author Sona Charaipotra all about her latest release, HOW MAYA GOT FIERCE. They talk about all the important things: publishing, writing, representation, and of course, FOOD. About the HOW MAYA GOT FIERCE: How Maya Got Fierce(Fiewel & Friends/Macmillan) follows 17-year-old California farm girl Maya, who should be at Cow Camp but instead accidentally scores her dream job atFiercemagazine. Only problem? They think she's 25—and her parents would kill her if they found out.About Sona Charaipotra: Sona Charaipotra is the author of Symptoms of a Heartbreak and How Maya Got Fierce, and co-author of Rumor Game and Tiny Pretty Things, now a Netflix original series. She earned her Masters in screenwriting from NYU and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. A working journalist, Sona has held editorial roles at People, TeenPeople,, MSN, the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog (RIP), and, most recently,, where she is senior editor of Trends and Features. She contributed to publications from the New York Times to TeenVogue. She is a former We Need Diverse Books board member, and co-founded CAKE Literary, a boutique book packager. Find her on the web talking about books, Bollywood movies, and chai.Follow Sona on Twitter, Instagram, & TikTok. Episode links: Desi Geek Girls patreon: Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma:’s TikTok: Out, Episode 1:'s WIRED column: