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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Episode 120: Rory Gilmore

This week, Destiny comes back but Rhea's out for the week, so the former is joined by Matthew Marko, podcaster extraordinaire. Points of interest: How to fix Star Wars, which Disney princess is the best, and Hamilton. So much Hamilton. We also spoil the entirety of Gilmore Girls just for the heck of it! You've been warned.

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Corrections: Phil LaMarr played Marvin in Pulp Fiction, and was also on the Sad Sad Conversation

Spoiler Alerts for the Following: Gilmore Girls, Star Trek: The Next Generation ( into season 4), Buffy (up to season 4), and Star Wars (Star Wars Oh no no no, not the Strategic Defense Initiative. We're talking about the Fantasy movie with the monsters.)

Relevant Links:
Elvis Costello & Nick Lowe performing "(What's so Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" together live
Porco Rosso trailer
the Alexander Hamilton milk ad
Heaven or Hell milk ad
The AV Club: If You Could Change One Thing About Star Wars, What Would It Be?
Flight of the Conchords, "Issues"
George Washington facts
Disney's anti-smoking Ad
This American Life: Harper High School, Part One
David Sedaris does Billie Holliday
Character by Character Guide to Race in The Hunger Games by Dodai Stewart
A Fucking Book:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Episode 119: Whorkin

Happy November and Happy Halloween! Destiny had the night off so Rhea and friend of the show Tracie Mauk sat together on the holiest of Badland Girl nights, Halloween, to discuss the holiest of shows, Steven Universe! Stay tuned after the podcast for a special Halloween bonus story from the very awkward, very vampire, VampStephanie!

WARNING: WE SPOIL THE ENTIRE RUN OF STEVEN UNIVERSE, SO LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK!! You're in big trouble (mister) after I play Giant Woman at the 49:30 mark. Be sure to come back at 1:58:30 for VampStephanie!

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Relevant Links:
Sunshine trailer
The Haunting trailer
International Smile by Katy Perry
The Only Thing, Sufjan Stevens
Yoshi's Woolly World
12 Best Meditation Apps of 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Episode 117: I Feel Like I Should Have A Problem With This

This week, Rhea and Destiny welcome comedian, podcaster, and Cool Person Alex Goodier to the show by sitting at her dining room table and talking to her about a range of subjects, from The X-Files to faces on milk cartons! Our wonderful guest is leaving Omaha for the sunny goldmine beach volcanoes of Denver, Colorado, and we'll miss her truly madly deeply. We also record with a dog and two cats in the room, so the audio is sometimes full of inter-species tension as they battle for household supremacy. Pro-tip: Record a podcast with your friend before they move away and you can listen to it when you're sad at night and can't chat with them.

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Spoiler Alert for the Following: Bridget Jones movies/books, Scream Queens, Muppet Ghost Hunters, and most definitely The X-Files.

Relevant Links:
Youth Group Comedy
Precious Moments podcast (iTunes Link here.)
Soul Asylum, "Runaway Train"
Tales From the Darkside Theme
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell performing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" on Johnny Carson
Carly Rae Jepsen, "Runaway With Me" 
Muppet Ghost Hunt
The Visit trailer
Michelle Obama and Big Bird do Billy on the Street
Future Learn
Ask a Mortician

Fucking Books:
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Episode 116: Bogie's Panda

This week, Rhea and Destiny talk about their fun times at Femme Fest, the joy of wearing costumes, and their goals for fall! There's also a ridiculous bit of Star Wars talk and some interesting stories of old Hollywood taken from other podcasts.

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Spoiler Alert for the Following: Star Wars up to Phantom Menace.

Correction: So, Rhea didn't talk about the Lone Ranger last time; that was Man from U.N.C.L.E. She'll talk about it next time, maybe!

Relevant Links:
Die Antwoord, "Ugly Boy"
David Bowie: "Station to Station"
Anime Nostalgia Podcast hosted by @bunnycartoon
You Must Remember This Episode #13: Bogart Before Bacall
...and episode 14: Bacall After Bogart
...AND episode # 23: Mia & Frank
Dragon*Con 2015 Cosplay Gallery

Fucking Books
Shock Value by Jason Zinoman
Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Episode 114: Tears for Fears Effect

This week, Rhea and Destiny have a nerd out about making art journals! What they are, what they've been doing with them, and why you should start one (spoiler alert: they're cool and fun). There are a few links below featuring art journal examples and tutorials to get you started. Also discussed: Cambodian rock n' roll, Disney Infinity, and the underrated fandom surrounding Nancy Drew PC games.

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Corrections: I feel like Destiny mispronounced a lot of names in this one. Apologies!

Relevant Links:
Jackson Tyler's GoFundMe
Woodland Secrets hosted by Merritt Kopas
Jaill, "Getaway"
Ros Sereysothea, "I Will Starve Myself to Death" 
Ana Mendieta's art
Nancy Drew: The Most Iconic Woman in Gaming
What Our Failure to Cover Attack on Titan Says About the Comics Industry
Sleepwalking Through the Mekong trailer
Fuck Yeah Art Journals Tumblr
Art Journal FAQ from Balzer designs
Art Journal Flip-Through Video by Christine Hiester
Inside the Rainbow Gulag: The Technicolor Rise and Fall of Lisa Frank
!Women Art Revolution trailer

A Fucking Book:
Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith

Monday, July 6, 2015

Episode 112: Make an Art

This week, Rhea and Destiny are all over the place in their attempt to have a real #BLGSummer. There's talk of Planet of the Apes, Janet Jackson, fortune telling, Steven Universe, and microscopic people living and working in regular-sized people. If you're having a #BLGSummer, let us know how you're doing! This essentially means packing as much fun as possible into these hot hot months.

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Spoiler Alert for the Following: The Planet of the Apes original movies, and The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks.

Relevant Links:
The 50 Most Daring Roles for Women Since Ripley (The Dissolve)
Inside the Gaudy World of Romania's Wealthiest Witches (Vice)
The Spice Girls, "Spice Up Your Life"
Kero Kero Bonito, "Picture This"
Blood Orange featuring Solange, "He Doesn't Even Know That I'm Alive" 
Janet Jackson, "He Doesn't Know I'm Alive"
Fantastic Voyage (1965) trailer
Innerspace trailer
Rhea's new Fujifilm Instax Mini camera
My Love Story promo
Art Journaling tips
THX 1138 trailer
The Day the Earth Stood Still trailer

Fucking Books: 
The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks
The Farthest Away Mountain by Lynn Reid Banks (Destiny got the title wrong on the recording)
Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Episode 108: Goth Moms, or Jason Lee Don't Crack

This week, Destiny is joined by Jackson Tyler of Abnormal Mapping to chat about series finales (without spoilers), writing, and the hip new movie trailers of our current era. Jackson edited this episode so there's a lot of interesting audio. Donate to his Patreon because he is a talented babe and we want to keep him in chocolate.

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Relevant Links:
Jackson's website
June Tabor, "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" 
Janelle Monae, "Yoga"
The End of Mad Men Podcast
Zeta One trailer
Life Itself trailer
The Polymath trailer
The Force Awakens trailer

I'd link the Hateful Eight teaser here but it keeps getting removed by the suits. :(

Fucking Books:
Dendera by Yuya Sato
Comic Insights by Franklin Ajaye

Monday, March 23, 2015

Episode 106: X-Men Is Her Rushmore

This week, Rhea and Destiny are joined by friend of the show/cartoonist/actress/local improv queen Tracie Mauk! We recorded this on a hotel bed in Kansas City, MO on the 2nd night of Planet Comicon, our bellies full of pizza and trashy vodka drinks. We talk about the good and bad side of cosplay, speculate on why Doctor Who is so dang popular, and the ineffable connection that fans have with fictional worlds and characters, even though consumerism is A Thing.

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Spoiler Alert: There are loose spoilers to random plots in 90's X-Men comics.

Relevant Links:
The Decemberists, "Make You Better"
Prism Comics
Rupert Holmes, "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Harry Nilsson, "Without Her"
Abnormal Mapping's Morning Mario w/ Jackson Tyler
The Cruise trailer

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Episode 105: Totally Alone

This week, Destiny was a bit under the weather so Rhea ventured into podcatting TOTALLY ALONE, where no one can hear you scream. Listen to Rhea ramble about comics, yaoi manga, video games and books about DEATH. There's also an extra special song!

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Corrections: The Marvel Netflix show is called AKA Jessica JONES, not AKA Jessica Drew. There are too many Jessicas in Marvel. Also there should also be a show about Jessica Drew (aka Spider-Woman).

Agent Carter

Relevant Links:
Kotobukiya Jason Figure
A sound excerpt from A Flowering Tree
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Comicbook Crossfire
Murdered: Soul Suspect
Assasin's Creed IV Black Flag
Lego Marvel Superheroes
Squier Stratocaster
Death in Vegas, "Girls"
Brimstone Howl, "M-60"
Agent Carter

Fucking Books:
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
The Troop by Nick Cutter
False Memories Volume One and Volume Two by Isaku Natsume
Devil's Honey by Isaku Natsume
Ginger Honey by Isaku Natsume

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Episode 104: Cyborg Jason in a Space Station

Image by Christo L'Hiver

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This week, Rhea had an opera date, so Destiny is joined by Abnormal Mapping's Matthew Marko to talk about Friday the 13th, Archie comics, and whether slashers are scarier than hallways.

Spoiler Alert for the Following: Friday the 13th (1980)

Correction: Joe Piscopo was one of the special guests of SNL's 40th anniversary special, not the host, much to our chagrin.

Relevant Links:
D'angelo, "The Charade" on SNL
Nicki Minaj, "Get on Your Knees"
Radiolab, "Straight Out of Chevy Chase"
Justice Points
Goldmines Telefilms (Youtube Channel)
Jermaine Stewart, "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off"
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus trailer

Fucking Books:
Saga by Brian K. Vaughn
The Stranger by Albert Camus

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Episode 102: Oh hey, parasites!

This week, Rhea and Destiny return to you in the new year with unwarranted nostalgia for 2014. Ah, who could forget the wacky songs, the explosive, Scarlett Johansson-laden cinema, or the 90's-inspired haircuts of that wild, carefree time? We're going to test our memories and list off what we remember best from this cherished year, so wish us luck. This episode is for true 2014 kids ONLY!

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Corrections: Secrets Agents was made by Joni Kittaka.

Relevant Links
Law and Order theme UK
The Best Show
Heavy Rain glitch
White Lies, "Death"
Even Cowgirls Bleed
At Earth's Core
Childbirth, "I Only Fucked You as a Joke" 
Frida Hyvonen, "Once I was a Serene Teenage Child" 
Joy Division, "She's Lost Control" 
Innocent Blood trailer
Secrets Agent
Room of 1000 Snakes
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night trailer
Robinson Caruso on Mars trailer
Rod Taylor obit in The Dissolve
Abnormal Mapping gameography: Mike Joffe
Neurocysticercosis in an Orthodox Jewish Community in New York City

Fucking Books:
American Vampire by Scott Snyder
The Martian by Andy Weir