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Indoorswomen - Episode 36 - Treat. Yo. Self. [With Pop Culture]


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Today we are talking Pop Culture Comfort Food and Pop Culture Self Care. This is the pop culture that makes us feel good, it feeds the soul - the old favorites we turn to in times of stress or sickness. In other words, Treat. Yo. Self.

We delve into Disney (and Buffy) singalongs, books with creased covers and broken spines, period dramas like Downton Abbey, podcasts (of course), and other favorites.

Plus, random recs of recent HBO programming (Big Little Lies, anyone?) and the pocket cast app.

Special shoutouts to our awesome new friends in the podcast community including:

The One With Podcast (@JoshSolbach)

Sipping Sisters (@3SippingSisters)

High Expectations (@Highexpodcast)

Shipping Room (@ShippingRoomPod)

Give them a listen as well!

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

Indoorswomen Episode 25 - Never Judge a Book by its Movie (Or a Graphic Novel by its Adapted TV series?)

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Today we ask ourselves the age old question: which to consume first, the book or the movie? The answer may surprise you! In our discussion, we relate our experiences with various forms of adapted media including Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Superhero movies and comics, Game of Thrones, Gone Girl, Harry Potter, and more!

We also play the hit card game “Geek Out” and try to stump each other with trivia!

Stay tuned for our random recs: The “My Dad Wrote a Porno” podcast and Westworld. Spoiler: they are awesome

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

Indoorswomen - Episode 22 - Welcome to the World of Tomorrow!

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Hi everyone! Today we have some new excitingness for you! We introduce a segment called “Strength of Character” where we discuss our favorite characters from any medium or genre and explain why we love them. Our definition of “strength” is not “most kickass” nor even “most likeable”. Instead, we want to identify those characters that keep us coming back to the same shows, films, and books over and over and what makes them so intriguing.  First nominees: Capt. John Yossarian and Lorelai Gilmore. How’s that for variety?

Next up, we discuss retrofuturism! Flying cars, floating homes, robot butlers, and nuclear powered everything. Why were these tropes so popular? What are our favorite pop culture representations? We wrestle with the complicated concepts of viewing the future from the past, viewing the past from the future, and viewing both simultaneously from the present. We also discover we both experience nostalgia for a future that never came to pass with our discussion of Tomorrowland. Plus, discussions of classic and modern science fiction and visits to the World’s Fair and colonies on Mars.

Last, we have our random recommendations, wherein Meg chats about her long-term love of Project Runway and Jen discusses her newly minted passion for Bob’s Burgers.

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

Thanks for listening!

Audio note: Jen is going to try and find a less clicky mouse!

Pandas are Dumb (aka Sorting in Fiction)

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Today we explore sorting and choosing factions in pop culture. When does it work? When is it problematic? Primarily, we talk about the sorting processes in Harry Potter and the Divergent series. Note: if you have not read the 3rd Divergent book, Allegiant, there are some spoilers, but we warn you ahead of time.

After that, we assign each other pop culture homework! Meg and Jen each choose a TV show for the other to watch for the first time. Watch along with us, if you like! We will be discussing these in the next episode.

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

Thanks for listening!

Indoorswomen - Episode 2 - Why not Sting?



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In which we get better at podcasting.

We are back in our second official episode: Why not Sting?

Meg & Jen chat about their high school nerdery, 2015 movies they are looking forward to, makeups for movies they missed in their past pop culture education, and books about books (so meta). Also, Tom Hiddleston’s butt. Because reasons.

Our intro/outro music is “We are Highscore” by Krackatoa

Thanks for listening!