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Desi Geek Girls

We're Back!

Ep. 85

Swapna and Preeti return to the mic to talk about the future of Desi Geek Girls. TL;DR: We're sticking around, but not in quite the same way.

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  • Tears of the Kingdom, Stargazing, Gambit & Rogue, and more!

    Preeti and Swapna are back with a few updates on quite a few things! They dig into their Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom* experiences, Swapna's new book STARGAZING, and fun comics things with Love Unlimited: Gambit & Rogue Part One out on Marvel Unlimited now! *No actual spoilers for the Tears of the Kingdom discussion despite their assumption that there would be. Episode Links: Desi Geek Girls patreon: Swapna's WIRED column: Spider-Man’s Bad Connection for a signed copy: Preorder STARGAZING: for the Atlanta launch of Spider-Man’s Bad Connection on 9/5: Swapna’s YouTube channel
  • Preparing for Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom with Heeral Chhibber

    Preeti is joined by guest and Zelda aficionado Heeral Chhibber to detail all the information it might be good to know before getting into that Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom play on May 12. Heeral takes us through what we should pull from Skyward Sword, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, Wind Waker, Breath of the Wild and how all the games (sort of) tie together. She also digs deep into Ganondorf lore and what we might see from the King in the new game.Episodic links:Heeral's Instagram:'s Twitter: Heeral's website:
  • Star Trek: Picard (Episodes 5 - 6), Supernatural, Tears of the Kingdom, and more!

    Swapna and Preeti go through the thematic successes of Picard season 3, and dive into all things episodes 5 and 6 (including that legacy Next Generation character's appearance!. They also talk through the new Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gameplay footage (sans spoilers), and gleefully get into some of Swapna's thoughts about season one of Supernatural. Plus: new Bollywood recommendation, some book stuff, and a brief aside for Disney Dreamlight Valley. Episode links: Tears of the Kingdom gameplay teaser: Swapna's Youtube Star Trek playlist: Suzume Trailer: Swapna’s Picard recaps at Vulture’s YouTube channel
  • Star Trek: Picard (Episodes 3 - 4), The Oscars, and more!

    Swapna and Preeti work their way through episodes 3 and 4 of Star Trek: Picard season 3. They also squeal over those Oscar wins for Everything Everywhere All At Once, talk through the Axiom space suit reveal (?), and have feelings about the news of Star Trek: Discovery coming to an end. Potential spoilers if you know episode titles by episode number for Star Trek: Next Generation. The episodes to prep with for our Star Trek: Picard episodes 5 & 6 discussion are Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes 503 and 724. Episode links: Desi Geek Girls patreon: Swapna's WIRED column:’s Star Trek: Picard S3 primer: Has No Borders pre-order:’s Picard recaps at Vulture:
  • 81. Star Trek: Picard (Episodes 1 - 2), The Mandalorian, Tears of the Kingdom, & more!

    This week Swapna and Preeti dive into the first two episodes of Star Trek: Picard's final season. They also dig into that Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer and talk about the How to Train Your Dragon news. Episode Links: Desi Geek Girls patreon: Swapna's WIRED column:’s Star Trek: Picard S3 primer: Has No Borders pre-order:’s Picard recaps at Vulture:
  • 80. Getting Ready for Star Trek: Picard, DC, Jedi: Survivor, Forspoken, and more!

    This week Swapna and Preeti dive into some Star Trek episodes to prep for this month's premiere of Star Trek: Picard. They also chat through some of that DC news, go through the 2023 video game slate, including Jedi: Survivor, Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Final Fantasy, and more.Star Trek Episodes discussed:Next Generation:“Elementary, Dear Data”“Ship in a Bottle”“Brothers”“Attached”Deep Space 9:“Tacking into the Wind”** hugely spoilery for DS9 so don’t watch if you’re planning on watching that show for the first time Episode Links:Desi Geek Girls patreon: Swapna's WIRED column:’s Social Dilemma: Swapna’s Star Trek: Picard S3 primer:
  • 79. The Rings of Power, NYCC, Gotham Knights & more!

    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!Episode Links: Desi Geek Girls patreon: Swapna's WIRED column: Out playlist:
  • Interview: Sandeep Parikh & Jasmine Bhullar, DesiQuest

    Creators, writers, actors, and all around desi geek icons Jasmine Bhullar & Sandeep Parikh stop by the podcast to talk all about DesiQuest. DesiQuest is a high-quality actual play Dungeons & Dragons show featuring an all South Asian cast,Support DesiQuest on KickstarterSandeep Parikh is a multidisciplinary entertainer and filmmaker. As an actor he’s appeared in popular shows like The Guild, New Girl, Californication and Community. He’s also writer and director of several digital series including the award winning interactive comedy That Moment When, Comedy Central’s The Legend of Neil, and most recently, the interactive comedy Wizard School Dropout. He wrote on and voice acted on Glitch Techs for Netflix/Nickelodeon. He’s founder and Chief Creative Officer of diversity-focused comedy house EffinFunny. @SandeepParikh @EffinFunnyJasmine Bhullar is an actress, internet personality and content creator. She is the mind behind Geek & Sundry’s Vampire: The Masquerade Starter Kit, DnDBeyond’s Battle 4 Beyond and Dimension 20's Coffin Run. Jasmine has helped bring to life monsters, maidens, and rogues like Reva for Critical Role, Betty for World of Darkness’s Seattle By Night, and Beryl from Relics & Rarities on Geek & Sundry. She is currently writing and developing for Critical Role as well as Into the Motherlands. @ThatBronzeGirl