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The Rings of Power, NYCC, Gotham Knights & more!

Ep. 79

This week, Swapna and Preeti break down season one of The Rings of Power -- Hot!Sauron weighing heavily on their minds -- dig into some NYCC news (Star Trek, The Wheel of Time), and talk about their experiences with Gotham Knights!


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Desi Geek Girls patreon: http://www.patreon.com/desigeekgirls 

Swapna's WIRED column: https://www.wired.com/author/swapna-krishna/

Far Out playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdLbNHnsef2O1S5QOafGHkWVWD5i858sB

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