Indoorswomen - Episode 74 - Indoors Jokes and Strong Female Characters

Hi all! Today we are chatting about Strong Female Characters. What does that mean? Who are they? (Everyone from Buffy to Ripley to Arya) Who aren't they? (Princess Buttercup and a myriad of sexy lamps and "leading ladies") Who are our favorites? Plus, we play your favorite game and ours, Wed/Bed/Behead (formerly Marry/Sex/Kill).

Bonus: Instead of totally random recs to wrap up, we discuss the movie Us (spoiler-free, which is a challenge!)

As always, our intro/outro music is "We are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

Indoorswomen - Episode 73 - Captain Marvel and Flerken 101

Of course we had to have a Captain Marvel episode! Join us as we chat about what made this movie so marvelous (and why we love Flerken).

Plus, we discuss what our ideal superpowers would be and who we think is worthy of wielding Mjölnir.

Stick around for our random recommendations: Dumplin’ and the Things I Found Online podcast.

Our intro/outro music is "We Are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

Indoorswomen - Episode 71 - Cannoli and a Hill of Beans

It’s Oscars time again! To celebrate the 91st Academy Awards, we’re bringing you this Oscar-filled episode.

We discuss two classic Best Picture winners we had never seen before: The Godfather and Casablanca.

You can also time travel to the past with us as we share some thoughts on how the 2019 Awards might play out (we recorded before they aired, what can we say?)

Plus, we play a game of Fictional Five and wrap up with recommendations for David Tennant Does a Podcast With… and Kentucky Route Zero.

Shout-outs:

One Person’s Trash Is Our Treasure 

Amanda’s Picture Show A Go Go

The Mafia Minute

Indoorswomen - Episode 70 - What We Did on our Winter Vacation


Oh hey guys! Here's what you missed while we were on hiatus:

Bad Times at El Royale

Spider-Man into the Spiderverse

Bodyguard

Aquaman

Adam Ruins Everything

Killing Eve

The 100 Baby Sims Challenge

Felicia Day's Twitch

Alpha Star playing Starcraft II

Killing Eve

A Study in Scarlet

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Plus, New Years Resolutions and Last Year's Failures!

And... what we are looking forward to in 2019!

Our lovely intro/outro music is "We are Highscore" by Krackatoa.


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Indoorswomen - Episode 69 - Throwing Shade at Fifty Shades

Orgasm! OK, now that we have your attention:

For episode 69 (nice), we’re talking all about Fifty Shades of Grey. We even defend the trilogy a little, shock!

We also play a game of Marry, Sex, Kill, because of course we do. (And we newly dub the game Wed, Bed, Behead.)

Our random recs are The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Great British Baking Show.

You’ll want to stick around for the bloopers at the end, trust us.

Our intro/outro music is "We Are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

Indoorswomen - Episode 68 - Halloween Spooktacular! - We ain't afraid of no ghosts! (just kidding, we are)

It's that time of year again, folks! Time for our annual Halloween Spooktacular!

We bring back everyone's favorite game, Spooky Scenarios!! Plus, all the ghosts!! Scary, funny, sweet, we cover them all!

Random Recs this week: The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell and The Haunting of Hill House.

As always, our wonderful intro/outro music is "We are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

Indoorswomen - Episode 67 - Cannibals, Babies, and More Spooky Stuff

Podcast school is back in session, and we’re ready to report on our assigned homework: Happy Death Day and NBC’s Hannibal.

For extra credit, we play a game of Gender Swap by recasting Star Trek (2009) and Crocodile Dundee.

Stay after class (or until the end of the episode) to hear our recommendations for Over the Garden Wall and Miss Sherlock.

Our intro/outro music is "We Are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

Indoorswomen - Episode 66 - Put on a Fancy Dress and Throw Away Your Glasses, it's Pop Culture Prom Time!


Today we are talking pop culture proms!

We all know the tropes of a high school dance, often the climax of a classic teen flick.

You crown a queen

You give a speech

There’s a dramatic reveal

Someone plays a nasty trick

Someone murders everyone in a blaze of hellfire

You know, prom stuff!

We talk favorite speeches, best dresses, and best themes. Mentions include 10 Things I hate About You, Carrie, Buffy, Never Been Kissed, Mean Girls, Pretty in Pink, and more. Stay tuned for our random recs from three episodes ago: To all the Boys I've Loved Before and Crazy Rich Asians.


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Indoorswomen - Episode 65 - Always the Time Traveler’s Bride, Never the Time Traveler

Why do time travelers love Rachel McAdams so much? We watched The Time Traveler’s Wife, About Time, Doctor Strange, and Midnight in Paris to get to the bottom of this peculiar typecasting. Yep, it’s an episode all about Rachel McAdams, romance, and time travel—what’s not to love?

(Special shout-out to Jaslyn of the High Expectations Podcast for convincing us to watch About Time.)

We also play a game of Fictional Five and chat about our fave sci-fi crushes.

Our intro/outro music is "We Are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

Indoorswomen - Epsiode 64 - The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damned Thing


SHAAAAAAAARK!!!!

Inspired by The Meg and Shark Week, today we are talking sharks in pop culture. We discuss these and some of our favorites: Jaws, The Shallows, Sharknado, and some shoutouts to random sharks in pop culture.

But, before we get to the sharks, we have a special presentation! Jen interviews Meg about her new book and her thoughts on writing. Red Tea, a murder mystery set in Japan, was recently published, and Meg answers all of Jen's hard-hitting questions (that maybe don't hit that hard). Buy it here: Red Tea by Meg Mezeske

As always, our intro/outro music is "We are Highscore" by Krackatoa.


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Indoorswomen - Episode 63 - Evil Goatee? Parallel Universe.

You guessed it. We’re talking about parallel universes in pop culture—alternate dimensions, bizarro worlds, multiverses, you name it. If there’s an evil goateed counterpart of a beloved character, we’ve got it covered. Fringe, Buffy, Futurama, and more!

Plus we fan cast adaptations for a couple of our favorite books (both Polish fantasy novels, coincidentally), and we share our random recommendations (Back and Movies with Mikey).

Stay tuned to the end for our off-the-cuff Fringe AU coffee shop fanfic (it's awesome, trust us).

Our awesome intro/outro music is "We Are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

Indoorswomen - Episode 61 - Dino DNA!

Dinosaurs have been leaving their footprints across pop culture for over a century! In this episode, we talk about some of our favorite dino depictions, franchises, characters, and tropes.

Topics include: Is Godzilla a dinosaur? How is Dr. Ellie Sattler so badass? And, should Dwayne Johnson be in every movie? (Yes.)

Minor spoiler warning: We rag on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom more than we planned to. Sorry not sorry. (No major plot details revealed.)

We also play a game of Would You Rather? Fandom Edition. And we wrap with our Random Recommendations: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and Felicitations!, a Felicia Day podcast.

Stay tuned to the very end for bloopers.

Our awesome intro/outro music is "We Are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

Indoorswomen Rerun - Episode 42 - Summertime Media: Enjoy the Outdoors While Staying Indoors!

New Intro!

Meg introduces an encore presentation of our episode all about summertime pop culture. Plus some quick takes on 2018 summer movies she's looking forward to.

Original Episode 42 Show Notes

Correction: When Jen refers to the E.T. "DVD", she of course means "VHS tape" because DVDs weren't invented yet. #old

Hey guys, it's summer and we are discussing our favorite summer movies and books! What gives us that front porch sitting, toes in the water, sun and sand and fun and friendship feeling? Answers include Judy Blume novels, sci-fi romps, and summer blockbusters like Jaws and Independence Day.

A discussion of summer movies wouldn't be complete without our (gushing) review of the adorable Spider-man: Homecoming! Plus, our random recs: MST3K: The Return and Rick and Morty!

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!

<3 Jen & Meg

P.S. As always, our amazing intro/outro music is "We are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

Indoorswomen - Episode 59 - Beauty and the Bestiality?

We invited the hosts of our sister podcast, One Person's Trash Is Our Treasure (@optiot), to chat about the classic "beauty and the beast" trope.

What makes fictional interspecies romance so interesting? Who are some of our favorite couples? Was there ickiness lurking below the surface of The Shape of Water? Let's just say, things get hairy in this episode (and scaly, and alien, and... )

We also played a wild game of Marry, Sex, Kill and wrapped with random recommendations. This episode's recs are Hush, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, Tully, and Netflix's Lost in Space.

Our intro/outro music is "We Are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

Listen to Rachel and Jen on OPTIOT!

Indoorswomen - Episode 57 - OTP FTW

OTP = One True Pairing

Our shipper hearts have a lot of feels about fandom OTPs! Join us as we talk about some of our favorite fictional pairs: what sends us in search of fanfic, why we love two (or more) characters together, and who we'd start a ship war over.

We also play a game of "Gender Swap" as we recast Star Wars and James Bond.

Stay tuned to the end for our random recommendations: The Invitation and Switched at Birth.

Special shout-outs: So I Married a Movie Geek (@MovieGeekCast), Cutaways Podcast (@CutawaysPodcast), Bad Feminist Film Club (@BadFemFilmClub)

Our intro/outro music is "We Are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

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Indoorswomen - Episode 56 - Pop Culture Role Models!


Who are those characters we admire, that we aspire to be like? They are varied, and wonderful, and flawed (just like us!), and we are happy to share them with you. Please share yours as well! We need more fictitious role models in our loves. Stay tuned at the end for our random recommendations of A Quiet Place and Ready Player One. Plus, outtakes at the very tail end of the episode!


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Indoorswomen - Episode 55 - One Chris to Rule Them All

Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt... Who is the #1 Chris?

Join us for The Great Chris-Off! It's the least objective examination of which semi-interchangeable white actor named Chris is Best Chris. We pit the Chrises against one another in a head-to-head, bicep-to-bicep competition.

Listen to find out who we crowned the King of Chrises.

We also chat about a few Chris-free recommendations: Santa Clarita Diet, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Love, Simon.

Our intro/outro music is "We are Highscore" by Krackatoa.

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