Desi Geek Girls

Swapna Krishna and Preeti Chhibber, two Indian lady nerds, talk geek pop culture, with some Bollywood thrown in for good measure.
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Mar 17, 2018

Join Preeti & Swapna as they talk about Star Wars Rebels, a Wrinkle in Time, the new Infinity War Trailer, and all these amazing desi creatives getting and doing good work.

Spoilers for Star Wars Rebels start at 18min30sec.

Link for what Clone Wars episodes to watch:

Swapna's Space Tinyletter, Give me Space:




Feb 17, 2018

In this episode, we discuss SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch and what it means for space travel, Michelle Yeoh, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, The Problem with ApuPadmavaatNew GirlOne Day at a Time, and Frasier. 

Swapna's interview with Michelle Yeoh:

Preorder link for A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

The Falcon Heavy launch brought me to tears:


Jan 22, 2018

Comic book writer Greg Pak joins Swapna and Preeti to talk about the Peter Jackson movie Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (the Extended Edition, of course).

Spoilers for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: 56:55 to 57:30

Jan 15, 2018

In the first episode of 2018, Preeti and Swapna talk about Love Sick, The End of the F***ing World, Space, Star Trek Discovery, The Peanut Butter Solution, The Cruel Prince, Cycling, and Stranger Things.

Spoilers for the midseason Star Trek Discovery premiere: 20min04sec - 32m55s.

Swapna's Wilson Cruz interview:

The Peanut Solution:

Dec 29, 2017

To round out 2017, Swapna and Preeti talk about the Star Trek/Quentin Tarantino news, the new Doctor Who, and Saladin Ahmed's comics work. We also discuss the first three episodes of season 1 of The Expanse, and take listener questions, which includes discussing fanfic we've written and the fictional universe we'd want to live in.

Science in The Expanse:

The Toys that Made Us:


Dec 17, 2017

Preeti and Swapna dissect The Last Jedi. There's laughter, there's tears, there's squeeing and frustrations! Jump on in into this in depth look at TLJ.

Dec 5, 2017

Preeti and Swapna are joined by author Sabaa Tahir to talk about The Force Awakens!

Nov 21, 2017

This week, Swapna and Preeti discuss the Desi Geek Girls holiday card, Life Day, Swapna's love for Star Trek: Discovery, the new season of True Detective, the A Wrinkle in Time trailer, Hasan Minhaj's comedy special Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok.

Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming: 22:49
Thor: Ragnarok (spoiler-y): 34:24–55:00 

Star Wars Holiday Special articles:

A Wrinkle in Time trailer:


Oct 27, 2017

In this episode, we discuss all things Star Wars: Return of the Jedi!

Finally, you all get to see the Han/Luke deleted scene that Preeti has been talking about for months: (The  sound quality is terrible, but it doesn't matter. YOU'LL KNOW THE SCENE.)

Oct 13, 2017

In this episode, we talk about New York Comic Con, the Bollywood movie Padmavati, the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the first three episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, Kresley Cole's The Immortals After Dark series, and Breath of the Wild.


The Last Jedi discussion: 14:36–42:25
Star Trek: Discovery discussion: 46:54–1:13:00


Preeti interviews Jacob Batalon from Spider-Man: Homecoming
Padmavati trailer:
The Last Jedi trailer:
Watching Star Trek: Discovery as a woman of color:

We're part of the Hard NoC podcast network! 





Sep 25, 2017

Preeti and Swapna delve into Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back!

Sep 21, 2017

This week, we talk about fall TV (Star Trek: Discovery), the Emmy Awards, Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray, the importance of cartoons that appeal to adults, such as BoJack Horseman, SYTYCD, and Ko-Hi-Noor by Anita Anand and William Dalrymple.

Leia: Princess of Alderaan spoiler discussion: 24:52 to 43:37.

We're thrilled to be a part of the Hard NOC Media family of podcasts: 

Check out Granger Leadership Academy from the Harry Potter Alliance:

Sep 4, 2017

Keith Chow from Nerds of Color joins us to talk about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Episode IV: A New Hope in this extra-long episode!

Check out the new Southern Fried Asian podcast from Nerds of Color here:

Aug 12, 2017

On the latest episode of Desi Geek Girls, we talk about Riz Ahmed in the Venom movie, Ava DuVernay adapting Octavia Butler's Dawn for television, our first look at Deadpool 2, the leaked Avengers: Infinity War trailer, Teen Wolf and Midnight, TexasMy Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Rick and Morty.

We also discuss the Granger Leadership Academy and American Born Desi Comics.

Avengers (semi-spoilery if you don't watch trailers): 20:00 - 23:00 

Granger Leadership Academy:

Jul 26, 2017

Swapna and Preeti talk Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the trash Jedi Order, and Obi-Wan's hair in this special episode.

Show Notes:

Slow Movement from "Romeo and Juliet":

Jul 18, 2017

We discuss the Doctor Who casting, D23 news (A Wrinkle in Time trailer, Aladdin casting, the Star Wars featurette, and Star Wars Land!), Spider-Man: Homecoming, Fullmetal Alchemist (Episodes 1-3, 5-7), Monsoon Wedding, The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana, and things we love!


Star Wars featurette: 16:50
Aladdin casting: 24:00
Spider-Man Homecoming: 27:00
Fullmetal Alchemist: 1:05
South Asian shoutouts: 1:26


Star Wars featurette:

A Wrinkle in Time trailer:

Jun 29, 2017

Thea James joins us to talk about Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, with a little Han Solo movie drama to start out.

Ron Howard is the new director of the Han Solo movie:

Obi-Wan/Anakin edited video:


Jun 8, 2017

In this episode, we talk about news (Indian astronaut! Brown Girls on HBO! When Dimple Met Rishi is an NYT bestseller!), Preeti's Antiques Roadshow experience, Wonder Woman (spoilers start at 51 minutes, though you may want to skip the entire discussion), and Jupiter Ascending (spoilers throughout, discussion starts at 58 minutes).

Brown Girls on HBO:

Wonder Woman:



May 23, 2017

Swapna and Preeti are joined by guest host Devindra Hardawar to discuss Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in this special episode of Desi Geek Girls.


Seagulls (Stop It Now) - Bad Lip Reading:

May 10, 2017

In this episode, Preeti and Swapna talk about Tom Holland and Spider-Man Homecoming, the Bollywood movie Queen, the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes “Measure of a Man,” “Sins of the Father,” and “A Fistful of Datas,” as well as the movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We end with discussion of some books by South Asian authors we’re enjoying and talk about Swapna’s strange obsession that no one understands. (GotG vol2 spoilers end at 1:06:30)

Table of Contents-ish

Spider-Man Homecoming: 1 min 50 sec

Bollywood Recommendation: 13 min 10 sec

Star Trek: The Next Generation Discussion: 16 min 18 sec

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 discussion starts at minute 50 and ends at 1 hour, 6 minutes, and 30 seconds.

Upcoming DGG episodes: 1 hour 07 min

Stuff We Like: 1 hour 11 min

Apr 19, 2017

Swapna and Preeti talk their trip to Star Wars Celebration and break down the trailer that dropped last Friday for The Last Jedi. (And yes, there's a partial audio recording of us meeting Mark Hamill.)

Mar 30, 2017

In this episode, we talk about the Valerian, Justice League, and Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers, Mass Effect Andromeda, the Star Wars Rebels finale and Twin Suns episode, Star Wars celebration, Stargate Atlantis, and Skam.

If you want to skip our very brief spoiler-y discussion of the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, we stop talking about it at 23:35. And if you want to skip the Star Wars Rebels discussion, that's over at 50:00.

Mar 11, 2017

In this episode, we talk about Jason Isaacs as a Star Trek captain, various movie trailers, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Luke's first words in The Last JediBreath of the Wild and Final Fantasy XV, Swapna's 15 seconds of Internet fame, courtesy of Shah Rukh Khan, and Indian and South Asians doing cool things.

If you want to skip our very brief spoiler-y discussion of The Vampire Diaries finale, it's safe to listen at 52:45.

Feb 20, 2017

Swapna and Preeti talk Star Wars Episode VIII, Star Wars Rebels, and Marvel events (along with that Philip Pullman news and some Bollywood) in their first episode of Desi Geek Girls.

If you want to skip our spoiler-y Star Wars Rebels discussion, that ends at around the 35:00 minute mark.