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Writing Rooms and Fueling the Action with LaToya Morgan

Left: LaToya Morgan // Right: Into the Badlands (Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

LaToya Morgan has done it all. She’s written for Shameless, Parenthood, Complications, TURN: Washington’s Spies, and most recently our fave Into the Badlands which she also co-executive produces (catch up on her episode “Carry Tiger to Mountain”!). Everything about her writing pulls you in—from the characters to the visuals to the storytelling—and she’s got great taste in action movies too. That’s why she’s our special guest host on this week’s Geek Girl Riot!

In the Chat Lounge with LaToya
LaToya joins Sherin, Monique, Philip, and Alex to talk her incredible career, what she’s working on, and what’s next. She has some amazing advice on writing, achieving your dreams, and “how everyone needs a Lisa in their lives”. Good thing this show is now available via podcast so you can replay her words and get inspired again and again.

Our Favorite Action Flicks of All Time
You have to be a huge action movie fan to be part of Geek Girl Riot (kidding…sorta) so it only makes sense LaToya and our Rioters have an epic list of recommendations. Start prepping your movie night as you listen to their picks of movies and heroes…and which Bond is best. (See the full list below!)

Why Stories Matter
Stories have always been a way of connecting people and passing down memories. They have the power to change the world and open our minds. Our Rioters and LaToya talk about why stories matter to them and the movies and books they think influenced culture.

Tune in to Geek Girl Riot on idobi Radio every Tuesday at 11pm ET / 8pm PT for your dose of late-night geekery from our team of rioters. Til next time, see the list of everything LaToya Morgan and our Rioters talked about below:


– The Two Minute Rule – Robert Crais
Carried By Six
They Can’t Kill Us All
The Skeleton Crew – Stephen King
The X-Files
Laurie – Stephen King
Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 rule
The Walking Dead
Sarah Connor
Terminator 2
Breaking In
Die Hard
Enter the Dragon
Bruce Lee
The Shaw Brothers
Purple Rain
Return of the Five Deadly Venoms/Mortal Kombat
James Bond
The Raid
Sigourney Weaver
Pam Grier
Cleopatra Jones
Bad Boys II
Michael Bay
La Femme Nikita
Cowboy Bebop
Infernal Affairs
My Father is a Hero
The Matrix
The Wachowskis
Keanu Reeves
Bill and Ted
Mad Max: Fury Road
Richard Roundtree
Jet Li
Wong Fei Hung
Michelle Yeoh
Harrison Ford
Indiana Jones
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath (film)
Star Trek
Mae Jemison
The Color Purple
Octavia Butler
The Last Dragon
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Holden Caulfield

Mark Twain
Walter Mosley
Matilda – Roald Dahl
Matilda (film)
Shaka Zulu
Henry Cele
Chaka Khan
Black Panther
Genghis Khan
Alexander the Great
Queen Nandi
Dennis Haysbert
Mark Burnett
The Apprentice
Hannah Beachler
Ruth E. Carter
Nate Moore
The Real World
Law & Order
Love, Simon


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