Stranger Queeks – Stranger Things / Special

Two queer geeks (Cody & Ben) share their thoughts on season 3 of Stranger Things. Then they finally get around to watching Special, the Netflix miniseries about a gay man with cerebral palsy. We say “finally” but the show was just released this year so we’re actually pretty ahead, OK? Just cut us a break. Jesus.


  1. [00:00] Intro to Stranger Things
  2. [02:45] The Story So Far
  3. [04:40] “Piles of Blood and Flesh Crawling”
  4. [07:48] Raising the Stakes
  5. [11:05] Cold War Nostalgia
  6. [14:51] All Grown Up
  7. [19:17] Splitting Up the Gang
  8. [21:43] Stranger Things 4
  9. [24:19] Who is the American?
  10. [26:58] Stranger Things Spin-Off?
  11. [31:12] Intro to Special
  12. [33:11] Thoughts on the Minisode Format
  13. [36:33] Intersectionality
  14. [41:24] Gay Pool Party/The Women of Special
  15. [45:35] Codependence & Parenting
  16. [51:34] Sex & Disability
  17. [54:43] Season 2?


Published by Queeks: The Queer Geek Podcast

We're two queer geeks who know a lot about nerd culture, but not enough about gay culture. Join us as we obsess over the fandoms we love, and expose ourselves (ooh la la) to the LGBTQ culture we've missed.

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