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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 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.

Check out this episode!

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 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 32 - Meta Throw Pillows

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Today’s topic is:  What pop culture makes us cry? Whether it is joy, sadness, or excitement, what makes us a little misty? Spoiler: we have never cried. Ever. Ok, that’s a lie.

We list sad themes, specific moments, crying triggers, and Meg does extensive psychological research to justify being a giant crybaby. From the emotional manipulation of sad music and tense storylines, it basically all makes us blubber. Especially Tom Hanks. Damn that Tom Hanks. It’s the least sad podcast about crying ever! Plus, memes of the past!

Bonus: a discussion of that really long episode of Jimmy Kimmel: the Oscars! We chat about our excitement about Moonlight’s win, our horror over the mix-up, and our ambivalence about Jimmy Kimmel’s hosting.

Tune in next week for a discussion of the pop culture homework we gleefully assign each other at the end of this episode. It’s fun to make people do things.

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

Episode 27 - Tune in Next Week for the Rap Battles

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Ok, we won’t have rap battles, but we do appreciate them. This week’s podcast is about musicals! Musicals, if you don’t know, are plays in which, to quote Mack from the movie Sabrina,“the actors periodically dance about and burst into song”. We discuss our favorites, live shows we have attended, movie and television musicals, and we devote some serious time to the musical phenomenon, Hamilton. We tried not to sing too much. But there is a little singing.

We ask the big questions: Listen to the soundtrack beforehand or wait? Live performances or Movie adaptations? Just what makes musicals so enjoyable anyway?

Big mentions include Hamilton, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Disney Musicals, Once More With Feeling (the Buffy Musical), Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Smash, and Book of Mormon. Special feature: reminiscences about our high school’s performances of The Music Man, Oklahoma!, and Grease.

If you are a musical theater lover or novice, you might find something in here for you!

Extras: Geek news about amazing new trailers and collaborations plus our random recs: Yuri!!! on ICE and Crash Course on Youtube.

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

This is (our) Halloween (Spooktacular)!

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Halloween: we love it! Explore Halloween pop culture with us. First up, Spooky Scenarios, in which we take each other on Halloween pop culture themed “choose your own adventures” that may or may not end in doom. Spoiler: some do

Next up, our favorite Halloween movies, TV episodes, tropes, and adventures! Plus, candy! Our tribute to horror movies, psychological thrillers, Tim Burton classics, zombies, horror comedies, childhood favorites, and more! Plus our ode to Halloween episodes of The Office, Brooklyn 99, Community, Parks and Recreation, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Share your favorite Halloween pop culture traditions with us on twitter @indoorswomen and make sure to mention your favorite candy!

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

Thanks for listening!

Remember When? Our Take on Nostalgia Culture

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Today we are talking about nostalgia. Reboots, remakes, and callbacks to other eras dominate our movies and prestige television. We are here to talk about the phenomenon, our favorites, and what makes us feel nostalgic.

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

Episode 16 - I Can Show You the Wooooooorld!

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The one with the boys in it. Part II. Also known as “Indoorspeople”

We play our favorite game: Marry, Sex, Kill! Disney princes, anime characters, superhero girlfriends and… vehicles?

Stay tuned after that for our random recs and some outtakes from this and the previous episode! Listen to us mess up the intro again and again!

Episode 5.5 - Donald Duck is Not Your Friend (aka Christmas Spectacular)

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Enjoy our favorite Christmas pop culture! From different interpretations of Dickens to classic Christmas specials to Iron Man 3 to Die Hard, we love it all. Plus, we gush about how much we loved Star Wars. (Still no Star Wars spoilers so no worries)

Two gaffes (both made by Jen): Return of the Jedi came out in May not March (still 7 days before her birth), and Andrew Lincoln and “the guy from Walking Dead” are, in fact, the same guy.

As always, our wonderful Intro/Outro music is “We Are Highscore” by Krackatoa.

Happy Holidays!

<3 Meg & Jen

Episode 5 - Kids Stuff, Not Just For Kids


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Today’s podcast has nothing to do with Star Wars. Look for your spoilers elsewhere.

It is about pop culture we enjoyed as kids and “kid stuff” we enjoy as adults. They include My Little Pony, Ducktales, Harry Potter, and our favorite Disney flicks.

As usual, our amazing intro/outro theme is “We are Highscore” by Krackatoa.

Find us on twitter @indoorswomen

Editor’s note from Jen: Sorry for the phantom clicking. I got a new microphone and it picks up weird noises that my chair makes.