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14. A-ing your Qs!

This week is a Q&A episode! Robyn answers questions from instagram about healthy skin, eating rules for workouts, and the Mediterranean diet!

Resources used:

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The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren

This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish

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13. #USELUBE

Robyn gets her educator nerd on in this interview episode with fellow geeky business owner and sex health educator Rose Del Vecchio. The pair discuss Rose’s convention origins, the dimensions of wellness in health education, and the stigmas surrounding geeks and sex. 

You can follow Rose over on instagram @rosejianlan; or you can check out her geeky box service @fanmailbox or the site https://www.myfanmail.com/

Links and resources mentioned:

Remember to go and install Tab for a Cause today. Join our team by signing up at tabforacause.org/healthygeek

Visit patreon.com/makingmischief to help support our podcast endeavors. We have tiers of all levels, simply select the one that’s right for you.

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The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 

This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish

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Follow us on social! We’re @healthygeekpod on instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Follow Robyn @geekgirlstrong

Thanks again for listening!

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Episode 12: Health in Anime

It’s time for a new format! We’re calling this one Health in Fandom – where Robyn will discuss health and wellness inside our favorite properties or fan spaces. This week Robyn talks about examples in anime – whether it’s Naruto eating way too much ramen, the My Hero Academia kids pushing their bodies too far, or that time Sailor Moon got a liiiitle too body shame-y.

Shows mentioned in this episode:

  • Sailor Moon
  • Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z
  • Naruto
  • My Hero Academia
  • Soul Eater
  • Barakamon
  • How Heavy are the Dumbells you Lift
  • Yuri on Ice
  • Food Wars

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Visit patreon.com/makingmischief to help support our podcast endeavors. We have tiers of all levels, simply select the one that’s right for you.

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The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 

 

This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish

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Follow Robyn @geekgirlstrong

 

Thanks again for listening!

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Episode 11: Airhorn Sounds for Everyone!

Quick! Look down and check your OOTD – if you’re wearing a Jordandene shirt it’s kismet! This week (in an interview we recorded in May) Robyn chats with Jordan Ellis, the amazing person behind The Sartorial Geek and the Jordandene geek merch company. The pair talk about how they met and the importance of community as a motivating factor in a wellness journey.

 

You can follow Jordan and her endeavours @jordandene or @jordandenenyc on twitter and instagram and Facebook; @sartorialgeek on twitter, instagram, and Facebook; or on her sites https://jordandene.com/ and http://sartorialgeek.com/

 

Save $5 off of your Mischief Merch order when you include an item from our Mischief Media collection by using code STRONG at checkout. Peep the collection at http://mischiefmerch.com/podcasts

Visit patreon.com/makingmischief to help support our podcast endeavors. We have tiers of all levels, simply select the one that’s right for you.

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The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 

 

This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish

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Follow us on social! We’re @healthygeekpod on instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Follow Robyn @geekgirlstrong

 

Thanks again for listening!

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Episode 10: The Other Things I Want to Do

This interview is a very special one, TRUST and believe. Robyn talks with comics creator, Hugo Award nominee, Wendy Xu. The pair discuss nerd influences in childhood, breaking away from the “achy bones loney artist” stereotype, and just really wanting to be able to carry groceries in one trip. Things that are ENDLESSLY RELATABLE.

 

You can follow Wendy on twitter @AngrygirLcomics and on IG @artofwendyxu or check out her site http://www.artofwendyxu.com/ and her Gumroad page https://gumroad.com/wendyxu

Works mentioned/suggested by Wendy:

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The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 

 

This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish

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Follow us on social! We’re @healthygeekpod on instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Follow Robyn @geekgirlstrong

 

Thanks again for listening!

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Episode 9: The Young Guard

Inspired by the HECKIN COOL new Netflix movie The Old Guard, Robyn wants to talk to you about the eternal search for the fountain of youth and the odd ways in which humans are currently trying to halt the natural progression of aging.

Articles referenced in/used for the episode:

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The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 

 

This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish

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Follow us on social! We’re @healthygeekpod on instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Follow Robyn @geekgirlstrong

 

Thanks again for listening!

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Episode 8: A Trojan Horse of Information

This week is another interview, this time with GGS community member and science writer Jeni Hackett!

Robyn and Jeni discuss being kids raised in video game households before Jeni explains why it’s so important to not leave out the arts when discussing STEM. Critical thinking, fandom as a doorway to wellness, and the dangerous accessibility of BS in an information age – all of that and more on today’s episode!

You can follow Jeni @allonsyjeni on Twitter and IG! 

Or her cosplay account on instagram @allonsyjenicosplay

https://www.jenihackett.com/

Books mentioned:

 

The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/math-curse-by-jon-scieszka/

Science Verse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/science-verse-by-jon-scieszka/

DC Super Hero Science by Jennifer Hackett https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781941367537

DC Super Hero Math and Tech by Jennifer Hackett (coming soon!) https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781950587070

 

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Visit patreon.com/makingmischief to help support our podcast endeavors. We have tiers of all levels, simply select the one that’s right for you.

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The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 

This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish

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Follow us on social! We’re @healthygeekpod on instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Follow Robyn @geekgirlstrong

 

Thanks again for listening!

Episode 7: Sleep is Self-Care!

Turns out that a pandemic and civil unrest aren’t great for all of our sleeping habits. Who knew? So Robyn did a bit of a deep dive into all the benefits good sleep can have on our bodies. There’s tips and tricks for trying to overcome different types of insomnia, what to do if you’re a morning person vs a night owl, debunking the myths surrounding teenagers and sleep schedules, and even a D&D reference! Because “geek” is right there in the title of the show. There’s no way to avoid it. 

Resources used and mentioned:

 

 

On teens, school start times, and sleeping:

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Visit patreon.com/makingmischief to help support our podcast endeavors. We have tiers of all levels, simply select the one that’s right for you.

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The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 

 

This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish

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Follow us on social! We’re @healthygeekpod on instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Follow Robyn @geekgirlstrong

 

Thanks again for listening!

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Episode 6: Make Your Goals SMART

This week is another interview, this time with GGS community member, Hayley Birch!

 

Robyn and Hayley talk about their shared geek origin stories, their similar family histories, being a competitive Hufflepuff, and how spiritual wellness doesn’t have to come from religion.

 

You can follow Hayley @hrhHayley on Twitter and IG!

Board Games mentioned:

 

Blood on the Clocktower

Judge Dredd Block War

Kids on Brooms

Fog of Love

Battle of the Boy Bands

To go and install Tab for a Cause today, simply head to tabforacause.org/healthygeek

Remember to check out mischiefmerch.com/ for all of your geeky needs!

Visit patreon.com/makingmischief to help support our podcast endeavors. We have tiers of all levels, simply select the one that’s right for you.

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The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 

 

This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish

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Follow us on social! We’re @healthygeekpod on instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Follow Robyn @geekgirlstrong

 

Thanks again for listening!

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Episode 5: Health Disparity

Today is not our regularly scheduled episode. Instead, Robyn wants to talk to you all about health disparities, implicit bias in healthcare, and how racism is a barrier to wellness.

Your mission this week is to do something.

If you are looking for ways to help – whether in action or in research or monetarily, this Black Lives Matter card site is a great repository of links: blmsites.carrd.co

 

Same goes for the Northstar Health Collective, a collective of street medics in the United States. As of this posting they are not personally accepting donations, but are linking to other organizations as well. https://www.northstarhealthcollective.org/

A lot of reading has been done, and there is more still to do. For more information on health disparity and implicit bias, here are a lot of good links and starting points.

 

Physicians and Implicit Bias (abstract) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11606-013-2441-1

 

Implicit Bias Within Health Care Delivery https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200108.34515/full/

 

Implicit Bias in Healthcare Professionals https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5333436/

 

Racial and Ethnic Disparites Continue in Pregnancy-Related Deaths https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/p0905-racial-ethnic-disparities-pregnancy-deaths.html

 

Hospitalization Rates and Characteristics of Patients [re: COVID-19] https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6915e3.htm?s_cid=mm6915e3_w

 

CDC Page on COVID-19 and Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/racial-ethnic-minorities.html

 

New York Times’ Race and Medicine: The Harm that Comes from Mistrust https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/upshot/race-and-medicine-the-harm-that-comes-from-mistrust.html

 

NPR’s state by state look at COVID-19 Racial Disparities https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/30/865413079/what-do-coronavirus-racial-disparities-look-like-state-by-state

 

Additional info to read up on

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5333436/ https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200108.34515/full/

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/disparities/index.htm

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The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 

This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish

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Follow us on social! We’re @healthygeekpod on instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Follow Robyn @geekgirlstrong

 

Thanks again for listening!

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