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

What is it about Rachel McAdams that time travelers just can’t resist? 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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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.