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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 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 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 Re-Run (with new Intro) - Episode 22 - Welcome to the World of Tomorrow!

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Hi all! We have another re-run for you guys today. It’s one of my favorites and I hope you enjoy it. I recorded a short BRAND NEW BONUS INTRO for this episode in which I give a couple of new random recs. Enjoy and we will see you in a couple weeks.

<3 Jen

Original Show Notes:

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!

Women of Unusual Colors: A Guardians Vol 2 Episode

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Hey guys! Today we marvel (heh) at Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2, sharing our positive vibes and nitpicking a few tired tropes. We also play Gender Swap, casting a gender-swapped version of Guardians as well as swapping Sherlock and the Avengers!

Share what you think about the movie on twitter (@indoorswomen)!

As always, our lovely 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 34 - You’re Invited to a Slumber Party!

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You are invited to our virtual slumber party! Meg and Jen, so rarely in the same place at the same time, got to record this in Jen’s living room, while having a real-life slumber party. With wine.

We play games (the classic Marry Sex Kill, plus a pop culture version of M.A.S.H.). We also talk ‘ships for the first time since our pilot episode. Are you a Bones/Booth shipper? How about Niles/Daphne? Scully/Mulder? Rapunzel/Flynn? Tony/Pepper? Iron Man/Captain America? Shout out to us on twitter: @indoorswomen

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

Indoorswomen - Episode 31 - Tom Hanks is Disappointed in You (aka Pop Culture Completism)

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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.

Indoorswomen - Re-run! Episode 12 - Superhero Fatigue?

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Hi all! We have a re-run for you today: one of our favorite episodes about superheroes! It is also the first episode in which we play “fictional five”.

Our main segment is about superhero fatigue, in which we discuss both comic book movie/tv universes but mostly Marvel! Superheroes - passe or here to stay? Superheroes have made the jump from comic book pages to screens big and small. Is the culture saturated? Who are our favorites? Who are we tired of? Also: if we had superpowers, what would they be?

Plus, tangents!

Spoiler: Meg and Jen are not particularly “Superhero Fatigued”.

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

For more details, find us on twitter @indoorswomen and read about the #indoorswomencivilwar

Jen: Team Cap

Meg: Team Iron Man

Indoorswomen - Episode 30 - We are Sherlocked (Part II)

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It’s the long-awaited sequel to our last podcast on Sherlock! We address comparisons between Sherlock and Doctor Who, favorite episodes, and we tackle the age-old question of “Benedict Cumberbatch: handsome or lizardy?”

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

Indoorswomen - Episode 29 - We are Sherlocked (Part I)

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It’s no question that the Indoorswomen are big Sherlock Holmes fans and we are particularly fond of the modern-day adaptation “Sherlock” (BBC/PBS). We are, in fact, such big fans, that we had to split this episode into two parts due to excessive yammering. See you in two weeks for the (not so) stunning conclusion.

Today we are discussing “Elementary, My dear Watson”, and other things Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes never said. We are talking modern Sherlock adaptations, primarily the BBC show, the fourth series of which premiered this week. What do we like and dislike about these modern imaginings? What are our theories? What are our favorite episodes? And, the most important question of them all: is Benedict Cumberbatch handsome?

P.S. CPR was invented in 1956 and became a prominent life saving device in the early 1960s 

 Note: if you haven’t seen the BBC/PBS Sherlock adaptation, this episode contains some spoilers. Also, GO WATCH IT!


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

Indoorswomen - Episode 28 - Decemburton

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What’s this? What’s this? It’s our ode to some of our favorite Tim Burton movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands, and the unusual blending of creepiness, humor, and Christmastime. Plus, our new adventures this year and a few good recommendations for you guys!

As always, our amazing 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.

Indoorswomen - Episode 26 -  A Strange, Fantastic November

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We decided to release this early so you can listen in airports or while making pies.

We start off by inducting Lucille Bluth and CJ Cregg into our little Hall of Fame in the segment “Strength of Character”.

The Main Event: We have experienced (or will experience) so much amazing culture this November! We take a deep dive into Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Arrival, as well as chat about Gilmore Girls, The Grand Tour, and The Crown.

Plus, we continue our Pop Culture Traditions from last year and mention more seasonal entertainment including episodes of The West Wing and New Girl, and the seasonal podcast Til Death Do Us Blart.

As always, our 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

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!

Indoorswomen - Episode 23 - TV Shows That Ended Too Soon (That Aren’t Firefly)

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In a perfect world, the tenure of a television show would solely depend on how much we love it and its potential for greatness. Unfortunately network bigwigs, scheduling gaffes, actors’ whims, and crappy pilots often get in the way. In honor of shows underappreciated in their time, our topic today is TV shows that ended too soon (that aren’t Firefly). Since we talk about firefly a lot, we thought we would exclude it from this discussion. 

Today, we lament the cancellation of Better Off Ted, Almost Human, Selfie, and Freaks and Geeks, and explain why they had so much potential and their cancellation was a travesty. 

Plus, the return of Marry, Sex, Kill!

As always, our wonderful 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!