From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena

In honor of the most adorable news (Aman recently became a father to the tiniest, squishiest little burrito baby!), we figured we’d do another Superhero Smorgasbord episode. This time, we focused on fatherhood and decided to each pick who we think is the best superhero dad—and the worst. This was more difficult than we thought it would be because there’s so many to choose from! But we gave it our best shot. Let us know what you think on Twitter and if there are any superhero dads who should have gotten an honorable mention.

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From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena

Ok so we normally would have done an episode about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, but due to scheduling conflicts we had to delay that. But we will be talking about that at some point so don’t you worry! On this episode, however, we decided to have that unavoidable debate about…movie theaters vs. streaming. The COVID-19 pandemic has obviously thrown every single field of business in for a loop and that includes the movie and TV industry. As more and more companies are investing in streaming and the Delta variant keeps raging on and on, do you…


From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena

We decided to do something different with this episode. As Muslim Americans who grew up (mostly) in the Midwest and who were 15 and 12 years old respectively on 9/11, Aman and Lena were pretty deeply affected by that day. So they decided to ask each other some questions they’ve never talked about before. And naturally, we also discussed how the geek world and storytelling in general has changed since because of the events of that day.

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From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena

If you haven’t seen the TV show (based on a comic book), Raising Dion, then you’re missing out. Yes, it’s about a kid that wakes up one day with superpowers, but it’s about so much more than that. Like the struggles of single parenthood, the relationship between a mother and son, navigating the world as a young Black boy, love, grief, friendship, toxic masculinity, and way way more. Honestly, there are almost too many emotions you’ll feel while watching this show. So yeah it’s another superhero show that involves telekinesis and invisibility and…Legos(?), …


From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena

The Green Knight was…interesting. Mainly because Dev Patel and Sarita Choudhury were in it. So naturally we had to talk about it on Grounded Geeks! We cover the hero’s journey, Arthurian legend, brown people in medieval knight stories, Bridgerton, and so much more. The Green Knight is not your typical medieval knight or even historical fiction movie. But it’s definitely one of those movies that gives you a lot to think about. Also it might be one of those movies that requires you to read more (like the links below) before you can fully appreciate it. Enjoy!

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From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena

Love, Death & Robots are what the future holds for us. It’s also the name of a Netflix anthology series that’s made up of animated shorts about science fiction, fantasy, and horror. This week, Aman and Lena focused on the robots and talked specifically about three episodes (titled Automated Customer Service, When the Yogurt Took Over, and Three Robots) that show us what could be our near-future, mid-future, and post-apocalyptic future. But all you really need to know is…the robots are taking over.

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From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena

Welcome to this week’s episode about The Suicide Squad (not to be confused with Suicide Squad, which came out in 2016). There was A LOT to unpack in this movie, including American imperialism, the Iran-Contra Affair, the role the U.S. has played in Latin American over the years, and the endearing nature of King Shark. Aman loved the movie, Lena not as much, but she still liked it quite a bit! So at the very least, tune in for the debate between these geeky siblings.

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From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena

This week’s episode of Grounded Geeks is all about Thanos! We know we’re like three years late on this, but we wanted to revisit his grand plan in Avengers: Infinity War and have a bit of a debate. Was it actually a good plan? Because we have to admit, he was onto something when he identified the various problems across the universe (although we can only speak for Earth on this podcast). …


From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena

Welcome to another episode from Grounded Geeks! This week we talked about a positively delightful, hilariously spot on comedy called We Are Lady Parts. This is a fairly new show, written and directed by Nida Manzoor, streaming on Peacock (NBC’s streaming app) and it’s about five amazing British Muslim women—shown above—who start their own punk band. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and you’ll also be jamming to their songs the whole time. But our favorite part about this show is that we finally get to see a diverse breadth and variety within an underrepresented group…


From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena

So Loki was definitely not what we were expecting…at all. We share our fairly strong opinions about the show and then we got pretty philosophical as we pondered on free will and whether we’re all sheeps in society and the various bureaucratic institutions we all work in. Would love to hear other people’s thoughts on Loki and yes, we are aware that we’re very much in the minority when it comes to our feelings towards the show.

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