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In 2006, the Geek Syndicate was born. And who came roaring out but a pair of crazy-yet-loveable geeks by the names David “Monts” Monteith and Barry “Nuge” Nugent. Producing a weekly (well most of the time) podcast celebrating and commenting all aspects of geek life GS is one of the longest running geek related podcasts in the UK. It’s critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious…er…and stuff.

Apr 21, 2011

Joined by Clover from our sibling cast "Scrolls", the dithering duo turn their gaze on the gender, sex and relationships in that double-headed genre hydra that is Fantasy and Fairy Tales. Along the dark paths far from those we know, we encounter:

  • Disney Princesses
  • Kehaars's younger, death-metal listening self
  • Are Soap Operas todays fairy tales?
  • Strong Characters vs Strong Characterisation
  • Game of Thrones, The Silmarrilion and Tolkien's Ladies, and women in Fantasy Cover Art
  • Same-sex relationships in fantasy and history.
  • Jarvis Cocker's attitude to pornography
  • And because it's been a  while....Roman attitudes to sex.

Wikipedia's article on the Monomyth is far more erudite than Matt and can be found here;
More of Clover can be heard on Scrolls, here

Feedback, as ever, appreciated to
Kehaar’s game related musings can be found here and his current RPG campaign here
Matt’s literary reviews are on the Geek Syndicate site ( under the Tolkien Gestures column.