Podcast Episodes, Television

tv viewing habits have changed

This week, we decide whether or not we enjoyed watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and segue into how television viewing habits have changed over time. Is there something to be gained from watching television live, or is it better to save time by binging on Netflix or Hulu? Plus, Brittany has an interesting book recommendation that you don’t want to miss.

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movie franchises discussionThis week, Amanda has been traveling and reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Brittany finally finished the Outlander television series and started on the books. These recent reads prompt us to discuss some popular franchises: we ask which ones we feel have really worked and stood the test of time, while other franchises just leave fans feeling like we’ve been robbed of our hard-earned money. Plus, we’ll catch up about the things we’re listening to – from baroque music to erotic podcasts – what’s new on Netflix, and more!

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good books to read podcast

If you are traveling or sitting on the beach, relaxing in a hammock or just sipping tea on a rainy day, there really is no better companion than a light and fun book to read. And what better time to sit back and enjoy a lighthearted book than the last full month of summer? This week we’re sharing some of our favorite feel-good reads, both fiction and nonfiction, that will brighten up your bookshelf day or night. What are some of your favorite books to read when you just want to relax and unwind?

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Podcast about Gilmore Girls news

Feeling out of touch? This week we’re running through some entertainment-world happenings, including what we learned from the Television Critics Association event about Gilmore Girls, Game of Thrones, and all of the hot new dramas coming to PBS (?!). Also, Amanda goes to a Celine Dion concert and Brittany updates us on where she is in Outlander. Plus, let’s play a game!

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television remakes we'd actually watch

This week, we come to the conclusion that everyone should just make America the 90s again. We discuss the reboots and remakes of television shows we actually want (and, spoiler alert, most of them are from the 90s or early aughts; majorly shocking, right)? Plus, what Brittany’s watching on YouTube, Celine Dion’s quirky sense of humor, and epic late night sing-alongs.

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ghostbusters remake movie review and women in film

Last weekend, we ate popcorn and watched four funny leading ladies smash the glass ceiling. We review the Ghostbusters remake (including a few of our impressions surrounding the controversy of this film). Speaking of leading ladies, Brittany has unexpectedly traveled through some standing stones and landed in an 18th century romance/drama tv series: that’s right, she’s fallen hard for the world of Outlander. She lets us know what she thought of the first six episodes in the series, and Amanda tries to avoid giving away any spoilers. Oh, and just in case this episode didn’t have enough girl power (is it still ok to say “girl power” or is that too Spice Girls of us?) We run down a list of our favorite talented, entertaining and inspiring women in movies, books and film.

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visiting places where tv shows are set

It’s summer and everyone’s hitting the road and visiting theme parks, Cons, and PokeStops. We’re discussing all of the places we’d love to visit – real or imaginary, based on fantasy, fiction and/or history – and the appeal of traveling to the actual places where shows, movies and books are set. Plus we blur the lines between reality and fiction when we play a rousing game of “Would you rather,” and as always, all of the pop culture happenings we’ve heard around the entertainment world this week.

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From page to screen: don't judge a book by its movie

It may be July, but winter is here: we kick off this week’s episode with reactions to the thrilling Game of Thrones finale. Then, should you judge a book by its movie? We debate the pros and cons of some book-to-screen adaptations, from childhood favorites to more recent successes (as a bonus, we try to figure out the magical formula for successful adaptations). And as always, our usual musings about recent entertainment-world happenings.

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Deaths of characters on television

The 2015-2016 television season has been a rough one for many characters. Why do showrunners and writers end up killing off so many beloved main characters? Does it hamper our enjoyment of tv shows? Does the way death is handled on television ultimately desensitize audiences, or can it further a story? We tackle all of these questions, plus explore one of the most striking and disturbing trends in character deaths: that of women of color and LGBTQA women.

Major spoiler warning that this episode contains discussions about the latest seasons of Orange is the New Black, Outlander, The 100, The Walking Dead, and Blindspot, so proceed with caution if you’re not all the way caught up with those shows.

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The movies that are coming out this summer that we are excited about

Summer is a time to relax, have a nice cold drink by the pool, and enjoy the deluge of summer blockbusters movie studios seem to shower us with. In this week’s episode, we’re talking about what’s coming out soon that has us pretty excited (spoiler alert: Disney is doing a ton this summer) and what we’re not looking forward to quite as much. Plus, we get nostalgic with some movies that either debuted in summer months or make us wish for June and July and those lazy warm nights.