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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 45 - Space: The Fungal Frontier

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Join us for Trek Talk! We boldly go into the world of CBS’s new series Star Trek: Discovery. Talking points include: Is Klingon romance logistically possible? What’s up with those gross unwrapped fortune cookies? Could there be more lens flare?! We also share our thoughts on the other Star franchise, like the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer and From a Certain Point of View. Oh, and Blade Runner 2049! As always, our lovely intro/outro music is “We Are 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 - Episode 43 - Spaaace!

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Space: The final frontier, where no one can hear you scream, and a great setting for pop culture! In this episode, we’re talking all things space. Space travel, space tropes, spacemen, etc. Plus we’re offering tons of space-related pop culture recommendations along the way, from Sunshine to Moon and just about every franchise with “star” in the name. We also play a game of TV Tropes Roulette and end with our random recs. As always, our lovely intro/outro music is “We Are Highscore” by Krackatoa. Catch you later, home koalas! (It’s a thing we’re trying to make happen, like “fetch.” Listen to hear more.)

Indoorswomen Rerun + Bonus! - Episode 38 - Robots, Droids, and Cyborgs, Oh My!

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Hi, all! It’s rerun time again, but with a BRAND-NEW BONUS INTRO! Tune in to hear Meg’s mini fall TV preview. Enjoy and keep an ear out for new episodes coming your way soon.

Original Show Notes:

We <3 Robots. OK, was going for an “I, Robot” thing there, but you know what, never mind… So robots! We love ‘em. In real life and especially in pop culture. Join us as we talk all things robot, droid, cyborg, and AI, from lovable WALL-E to the not-so-lovable T-800. Beep boop.

Share your robo-thoughts with us on Twitter (@indoorswomen)!

As always, our lovely 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!

Indoorswomen Rerun! - Episode 25 - Never Judge a Book by Its Movie

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Jen and Meg are on summer vacation (jk we’re both up to our eyeballs in work), so it’s rerun time! We bring you: Never Judge a Book by Its Movie (Or a Graphic Novel by Its Adapted TV Series?) In this episode, 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 40 - Listener Questions Part I

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You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! The Indoorswomen open up the mailbag and tackle those hard-hitting questions. Like, what’s so great about pop culture anyway? How did we meet? And, are we a Hamilton or a Burr? We’ll get to even more questions in the upcoming Part II. Marry, Sex, Kill is also back by popular demand. Spoilers: One of us beds Gollum. As always, our lovely intro/outro music is “We are Highscore” by Krackatoa.

Indoorswomen - Episode 38 - Robots, Droids, and Cyborgs, Oh My!

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We love Robots. OK, was going for an “I, Robot” thing there, but you know what, never mind… So robots! We love ‘em. In real life and especially in pop culture. Join us as we talk all things robot, droid, cyborg, and AI, from lovable WALL-E to the not-so-lovable T-800. Beep boop. Share your robo-thoughts with us on Twitter (@indoorswomen)! As always, our lovely intro/outro music is “We are Highscore” by Krackatoa.

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 35 - Yo Dawg, I Heard You Like Bottle Episodes

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People still get the “Yo, Dawg” meme, right? Right?!

This episode kicks off our Women Who Stare at Tropes series. We’re talking bottle episodes this time around: Buffy, Doctor Who, Angel, Homicide: Life on the Street, Friends, and Sealab 2021, for starters.

Plus, we play a game of TV Tropes Roulette. It’s trope-tacular!

What’s your favorite bottle episode? Holler at us on Twitter @indoorswomen (or, you know, compose a polite tweet).

And, as always, our lovely 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 33 - The Sisterhood of the Giant T-shirt

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Last episode, we assigned each other pop culture homework. Now it’s time for our pop culture report cards!

We discuss what we thought about Battlestar Galactica and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Especially the important bits of both shows. You know, Avatar’s adorable hybrid animals, the Cylons’ limited-edition models, and how this all relates to zombie movies somehow.

Bonus: Geek Out! makes another appearance, and we leave you with our random recommendations. Something we don’t recommend: naming a drink “Pocari Sweat.” Mmmm.

As always, our wonderful 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

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