The greatest nerdy event of the year is here, just as geek culture appears embroiled in crisis.
San Diego Comic-Con is underway, as attendees get to gush over the new movies, TV shows, comics, and other geeky goodness arriving this year and beyond.
But the event kicks off at a time where many of us worry whether geek culture has grown too toxic.
On this week's episode of The Mothership, the geek culture podcast from the USA TODAY Network, we're joined by Jill Pantozzi, the soon-to-be deputy editor for geek blog io9. We chat about the health of current geek culture, what needs to change, and whether it's even worth saving.
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The Mothership is USA TODAY's podcast that covers all things nerdy in pop culture. Hosted by tech reporter Brett Molina, film critic Brian Truitt and entertainment writer Kelly Lawler, each week our roundtable of experts dissects the latest in geek culture, from superhero movies to sci-fi TV shows to the latest and greatest video games. We're saving the world from bad comic-book adaptations every Friday on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and Stitcher.