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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 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 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.

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

Indoorswomen - Episode 21 - Your Show’s so Dated, Paris Hilton has a Cameo

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Today we report on our pop culture homework! How did Meg respond to Veronica Mars? What did Jen think of Dark Matter? Then, we move on to Fall television of the current year: The Good Place, The Exorcist, Frequency, and Riverdale: what are our predictions? What will we be watching this year?

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

Thanks for listening!

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.

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Indoorswomen Episode 12 - Superhero fatigue?

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We start out with a brand new game called “Fictional Five” that makes us feel weird about crushes on animated foxes. Remember, no such thing as a guilty pleasure!

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 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