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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Don't Kill Your Parents: Time Travel 101


Join us on a journey through the twisty, loopy, timey wimey tropes of traveling through time. We talk mechanics and, of course, our favorite pop culture. Tune in for random recommendations of some Netflix originals (Everything Sucks and Terrace House: Opening New Doors) and shout outs to other podcasts where you can find our voices!

Check out: @NotAnotherXFPod @HighExPodcast and @JoshSolbach for more details!

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


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Indoorswomen - Episode 53 - Wakanda Forever!

Of course we had to have a Black Panther episode! We explore the characters, the costumes, the music, and all the things we loved about this near purrfect superhero movie. There will be SPOILERS.

Also, we talk about some of our favorite ships from the shows Bones and Halt and Catch Fire.

Stay tuned to the end for our random recommendations, Rabbit Cake and Annihilation.

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

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Indoorswomen - Episode 52 - What's Your Damage? (80s Movies We Missed)


Hi guys, today we chat about superheroes we would sleep with and 80s movies we missed the first time around! We are chatting about the bildungsroman classic "Stand by Me" and the quotable, irreverent cult classic "Heathers"!

Stay tuned afterword for some random recs. This week, the Netflix series "Altered Carbon" and some wonderful webcomics (Check Please, Wilde Life, & The Dreamer).

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


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Indoorswomen - Episode 51 - Basic Bitches

We can be basic, and that's okay!

In this episode, we tackle what it means to be a "basic bitch," how basicness applies to pop culture, and why we embrace popular media.

We also weigh in on the 2018 Oscar nominations. Who do we think will take home the Academy's little gold men?

Stay tuned to the end for our random recs: Dark and One Day at a Time.

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

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Indoorswomen - Re-run of Episode 31 (Tom Hanks is Dissapointed in You) + Brand New Intro!!


New Intro:

Jen takes us through some of her current pop culture (and real life) obsessions of the moment: Ballet and Roller Derby! Get ready for some fun pop culture recommendations and discussion of their real-life counterparts.

Episode 31 Show Notes:

Hi all! We were so excited to be back in the recording studio (aka our respective homes) after a month away! We kick off our return with a new Strength of Character segment, inducting The Office's Michael Scott and The Mary Tyler Moore Show's Mary Richards into our little Hall of Fame. 

Our main event today is Pop Culture Completism. What is it about someone that makes us want to pursue all of their work? Do we do this? Do you?

We talk about directors and writers (Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, Charlie Kaufman, Wes Anderson), authors (Donna Tartt, Neal Stephenson, Rainbow Rowell, JK Rowling), and actors (Ewan McGregor, Dan Stevens), plus many more! 

Tweet at us (@indoorswomen) with your thoughts on completism!

Bonus ending feature: our Oscar predictions! We fearlessly predict some of the bigger awards, even though we aren't caught up on our movie watching. Tune in next time for Oscar commentary. 

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


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Indoorswomen - Episode 50 - Imagination Cake!


It is our 50th episode! Thank you everyone for listening. And a particular thanks to those of you who submitted topics for this episode. Today we are talking New Year's Resolutions, brand new Marry/Sex/Kills, and listener submitted topics like the top pop culture of 2017, shows featuring the over-50 crowd, world-building, fancasts, and My Little Pony. 

Special shout-outs to 

@optiot

@dsrapodcast

@3SippingSisters

@JoshSolbach

#LadyPodSquad

As always, our lovely theme music is "We are Highscore" by Krackatoa!

Find us online at @indoorswomen and indoorswomen.com!

Happy 50th!!


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Indoorswomen - Episode 49 - We Want to Believe

Just like Fox Mulder, we can't stop talking about aliens. ET, Xenomorphs, Vulcans, you name it.

Why are there so many aliens in pop culture? What are some of our favorite depictions of aliens? Which alien tropes could we live without?

(Disclaimer: We don't actually talk about the X-Files in this ep, oops!)

We also play a game of "Strength of Character," featuring two quippy ladies: Elizabeth Bennet and Buffy Summers.

And we wrap up by sharing our random recommendations: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Coco!

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

 

Indoorswomen - Episode 48 - Happy Thorsgiving!!

Hint: does contain Thor spoilers! If you want to skip those, go ahead and listen until we get to the Thor discussion and then skip forward to 32:00 where we talk about something completely different!

Thor: Ragnarok, what did we think? Why is it so much better than other Thors of the past? Which Thor haircut is our favorite?

Later: Adventures in L.A. with the #LadyPodSquad, including meetups, putting faces to voices, a visit to a creepy museum, and a Disneyboundingtrip to Disneyland!

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

Indoorswomen - Episode 47 - Upside Down Women

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Today we attempted to give you a Stranger Things episode with a Thor chaser, but we talked too long about both so now you get a full episode on each! Lucky you! 

Starting off with the Netflix original TV series Stranger Things, we talk changes, references,  characters, and why this franchise is so near and dear to our hearts. Spoilers for Season 2 abound, so make sure you are caught up on the series!

Bonus: enjoy a special intro by the ladies of the High Expectations podcast. Follow them here: @highexpodcast

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

Indoorswomen - Episode 46 - Braaaaaaaaaaaains! A Very Zombie Halloween

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In this episode, we kick off with our annual tradition: some spoooooky scenarios for your Halloween pleasure. Then, we talk zombies: both speedsters and shamblers, both lacking and retaining humanity, both hilarious and scary. The discussion features (relatively) spoiler-free discussion of 28 Days Later, Zombieland, The Walking Dead, iZombie, and others. Bonus: some history of the zombie concept! Never say we didn’t teach you anything.

Tweet your favorite zombie culture to @Indoorswomen to join the conversation!

For those interested in zombie math, here is a link to that article (pdf download link):When zombies attack!: Mathematical modelling of an outbreak of zombie infection

Lastly, we wrap up with random recommendations: This week they are:

Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy

The HBO documentary “Spielberg” - a must see for fans of the movies or the man.

For more Halloween fun, follow our hashtag #octoberflix and share your favorite movies, TV, and other Halloween pop culture!

Our lovely intro/outro music is, as always, “Highscore” by Krackatoa

Indoorswomen - Episode 45 - Space: The Fungal Frontier

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Join us for Trek Talk! We boldly go into the world of CBS’s new series Star Trek: Discovery. Talking points include: Is Klingon romance logistically possible? What’s up with those gross unwrapped fortune cookies? Could there be more lens flare?! We also share our thoughts on the other Star franchise, like the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer and From a Certain Point of View. Oh, and Blade Runner 2049! As always, our lovely intro/outro music is “We Are Highscore” by Krackatoa.

Indoorswomen - Episode 44 - We’ve Made Such a Wonderful Episode; This Wasn’t It (Parodies)

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(Tweet at us if you understand why this is our episode title! Bonus nerd points!)

It’s our parody episode! Spoofs and references abound as we discuss our favorite franchises, our favorite franchise parodies, and our favorite parody franchises. Whew. I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue! Highlights include Airplane! and other Leslie Nielsen vehicles, Bill Murray extravaganzas, and, of course, Spaceballs and Galaxy Quest. 

Bonus: The game this week is fictional five and the category is creature feature! 

As always, our fabulous intro/outro music is “We are Highscore” by Krackatoa

Indoorswomen - Episode 43 - Spaaace!

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Space: The final frontier, where no one can hear you scream, and a great setting for pop culture! In this episode, we’re talking all things space. Space travel, space tropes, spacemen, etc. Plus we’re offering tons of space-related pop culture recommendations along the way, from Sunshine to Moon and just about every franchise with “star” in the name. We also play a game of TV Tropes Roulette and end with our random recs. As always, our lovely intro/outro music is “We Are Highscore” by Krackatoa. Catch you later, home koalas! (It’s a thing we’re trying to make happen, like “fetch.” Listen to hear more.)

Indoorswomen Rerun + Bonus! - Episode 38 - Robots, Droids, and Cyborgs, Oh My!

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Hi, all! It’s rerun time again, but with a BRAND-NEW BONUS INTRO! Tune in to hear Meg’s mini fall TV preview. Enjoy and keep an ear out for new episodes coming your way soon.

Original Show Notes:

We <3 Robots. OK, was going for an “I, Robot” thing there, but you know what, never mind… So robots! We love ‘em. In real life and especially in pop culture. Join us as we talk all things robot, droid, cyborg, and AI, from lovable WALL-E to the not-so-lovable T-800. Beep boop.

Share your robo-thoughts with us on Twitter (@indoorswomen)!

As always, our lovely intro/outro music is “We are Highscore” by Krackatoa.