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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 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!

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!

Indoorswomen - Episode 18 - San Diego Comic Con Rundown

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We are back from Comic Con and other adventures, here to give our thoughts on our favorite SDCC moments, panels, moderators, exclusive content, and swag! Additionally, Meg highlights her European adventures and Jen gushes about the new greatest thing ever, the netflix original series “Stranger Things”.

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

Rerun: Episode 4 - Great Adaptations (apologies to Dickens)

Enjoy our encore of Episode 4:

In this episode we explore modernized adaptations of great literature - both Shakespeare and Jane Austen - and alternative forms of communication and narrative. It’s way goofier than it sounds. Also, we paraphrase our segment title “Great Adaptations” from Dickens and then never mention him. Sorry, Dickens!

There is also a little bit of singing. Very little. Don’t worry about it.

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

Indoorswomen will be back with all-new episodes in July, so stay tuned!

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.

Episode 4 - Great Adaptations (apologies to Dickens)

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In which there is singing. A little bit. Not too much. You’ve been warned.

In this episode we explore modernized adaptations of great literature - both Shakespeare and Jane Austen - and alternative forms of communication and narrative. It’s way goofier than it sounds. Also, we paraphrase our segment title “Great Adaptations” from Dickens and then never mention him. Sorry, Dickens!

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

Indoorswomen Episode 3 - Tom Sawyer-Mison & Cradley Booper



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Welcome to our third episode! We hope you are enjoying this as much as we are (or even a fraction of that amount is pretty good!)!

This week, the geeky ladies of Indoorswomen discuss television!

Our segments are “TV to fold laundry to” - our favorite police procedurals, reality game shows, and other rewatchables - and “New Fall TV” - we try out Scream Queens, Minority Report, Limitless, The Muppets, and Con Man and give you the scoop on what we liked (and … didn’t).

Thanks for listening!

Intro/Outro music: “We are Highscore” by Krackatoa