Episode 38: X-Men X-Stravaganza!

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For this episode we brought in outside X-Perts Kait and Renata of the podcast Worst Bestellers. There might be some spoilers for the plot of the new movie X-Men: Apocalypse, but it will be hard to find them in our peripatetic conversation about all things X. We promise you might not come out of it feeling more confused about the franchise!

Links
X-Men (2000)
X-Men 2 (2003)
X-Men 3: The Last Stand* (2006)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

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Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men Podcast
Gambit and his cats!
Worst Bestsellers Readers’ Advisory: Episode 49: X-Cutioner’s Song
Worst Bestsellers Readers’ Advisory: Episode 50: X-Men 3: The Last Stand

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Fanfic Recommendations
Wolverine/The Rock Coffee Shop AU (podfic)
kids who go to school (the drop the dime remix) by littledust
The Wonderment of Air (The Laughing Times Remix) by littledust
First Breath After Coma by Signe
Prayers for the Living by Fahye and littledust
How to Tie A Knot by pearl_o
The Righteousness of Our Cause by heyjupiter
Try, Try Again by and_backagain
Celestial Navation by kaydeefalls
The Pit and the Crystal Pendulum by garrideb
You’re My Only Home (The Letting Go Remix) by listerinezero
the only dream i ever have by skylights
ripples come and ripples go by metonymy
For Answers in the Pages by littledust
The O(l)dd Couple by winterhill
How Deep the Bullet Lies by littledust
Trigger Discipline by kaydeefalls
Still Standing by heyjupiter
The Chosen Ones series by metonymy
Case X1743: Unresolved XFilesXMen Movie (X-Files crossover) by Minisinoo

Musical Obsessions
Kait: “Sonya Alone” from Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Renata: “Holy Roller” by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Anna: “If You Love Someone” by the Veronicas
Alene: “We Found Love” by Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
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Obsessions
Kait: Hamilton
Renata: Lady Dynamite
Anna: KITTENS
Alene: #chuckstravaganza
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*Spoiler: Not the last stand.

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Episode 32: Podcast Meta and Slash (the Game)

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For this episode, we brought in Podcast Expert (according to Bellwether Friends) Amy to give us some tips, tricks, and recommendations for other podcasts. Yes! There are other podcasts–we were also surprised. Then we played a rousing round of Slash for your entertainment.

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Links

Extra Hot Great
Valentin & The Widow
Call Your Girlfriend
Judge John Hodgman
TBTL
99% Invisible
The Archers
Appointment Television!
All The Books!
Secret Stacks
The Worst Bestsellers
Withdrawn
Where’s That Sound Coming From
Super Secret Base

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Musical Obsessions
Amy: “Let ‘Em Say” by Lizzo and Caroline Smith
Anna: “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay
Alene: “Your Love is My Drug” by Kesha

Obsessions
Amy: Morning Yoga
Anna: Hellcat, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Faith
Alene: Looking stuff up on Archive of Our Own (Law and Order fic, for example)

Episode 27: Hamilton and Best of 2015

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After three months away, we are back to discuss Hamilton (one of us is an expert and one is not) and discuss some of our highlights for 2015. And make an important announcement. Thanks to all our fans for your patience and support.

Show notes here.

Episode 26: IT and Back To School Show Notes

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We are finally ready to discuss Stephen King’s IT! Or are we? Find out in our latest episode, which features an interview with a very special guest. Also: everyone seems to be going back to school, so we discuss our favorite teachers and favorite (and least favorite) schools. Feel free to share yours in the comments or on Twitter and Facebook.

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Crowdsourced Pop Culture Map

Links
Anna on The Worst Bestsellers discussing Grey by E.L. James
New Production of It Will be “Very Scary” and a two-parter???

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Tim Curry

List of fictional schools (Wikipedia)

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Sunnydale High School (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

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West Beverly High School (90210)

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Performing Arts High School (Fame; gif probably from movie and Carolyn was obsessed with the show but let’s just ignore that)

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Lawndale High School (Daria)

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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Harry Potter)

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Hillman College (A Different World)

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Walden College (Doonesbury)

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Kaibara High School (Fruits Basket)

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Rancho Carne High School (Bring it On)

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Bayside High School (Saved by the Bell)

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Degrassi

List of fictional schoolteachers (Wikipedia)

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Ms. Frizzle (Magic School Bus)

Sir Myles of Olau (Song of the Lioness)

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Miss Switch

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Professor X (X-Men)

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Ms. Norbury (Mean Girls)

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Professor McGonagall (Harry Potter)

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Mr. Miyagi (The Karate Kid)

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Yoda (Star Wars)

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Back to School

Musical Obsessions
Anna: “Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves
Carolyn: “Cheerleader” by Omi

Non-Musical Obsessions
Anna: SPQR by Mary Beard
Again With This–90210 Rewatch Podcast with Tara Ariano and Sarah D. Bunting

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Carolyn: Drunk History || Article (ALERT: Carolyn was wrong [SHOCKER]. Cameron Esposito is NOT on the first episode of the new season. Carry on.)

Episode 16 Show Notes: Comics, Comics, Comics!

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In this episode, Anna took the wheel after reading Amy’s post “Comics Aren’t For Girls.” We tackled comic strips, webcomics, comic books, and graphic novels in our usual rambling and spontaneous fashion.

Links

Comic Strips and Webcomics
Garfield
Family Circus
Doonesbury
Cathy
Nancy
For Better or For Worse
Blondie
Hägar the Horrible
Marmaduke
Tintin
Asterix
Bloom County
Boondocks
The 25 Best Sunday Comic Strips of All Time
Dykes to Watch Out For
Questionable Content
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PhD
Wondermark
Girls With Slingshots
Hark! A Vagrant
Nimona
Oh Joy Sex Toy
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
Monster of the Week
John Allison
A Softer World
Prince Valiant
Dinosaur Comics

Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Archie
Josie and the Pussycats
Wonder Woman
ElfQuest
The Warlord
Battlestar Galactica
Dragonlance
Forgotten Realms
X-Men
Green Arrow
Catwoman
Birds of Prey
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Strangers in Paradise
Anya’s Ghost
Smile
Fruits Basket
Bleach
Antique Bakery
Azumanga Daioh
Lumberjanes
Gotham Academy
Princeless
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Jem and the Holograms
The Infinite Loop
Ms. Marvel
Locke & Key
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
She-Hulk
Captain Marvel
Hawkeye
Sex Criminals
Saga

Obsessions

Carolyn
The Fall
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Anna
The L Word
The X-Files reboot (or whatever you want to call it)
New Vorkosigan book!