Episode 106: Fairies with @stephanieburgis

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In this episode, we discuss fairies with author friend and known fairy aficionado Stephanie Burgis! Including some discussion of what we define as a member of the fey, how to get rid of an earworm, and all the things you should be reading and watching.

Stephanie’s website:
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Thornbound
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
The Girl with the Dragon Heart
The Princess Who Flew With Dragons

Links
The Queen of Spells by Dahlov Ipcar
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (also her short stories)
Mirror Magic by Claire Fayers
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Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book by Terry Jones
Fairy Tale: A True Story
Wikipedia: Cottingley Fairies
Red Fairy Book (et al) by Andrew Lang
Lost Girl
The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Veronica by Nicholas Christopher
The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
Tinker Bell from Peter Pan
Secret of Roan Inish

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A group of goblins in the Labyrinth asking “did she say it???”

Labyrinth
The Dark Crystal
The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
Legend
Ferngully

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A tried and true motto, just ask Fox Mulder

Strange Magic

 

Mustardseed 1989

A 1989 photo of one of your hosts as Mustardseed

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Charles de Lint
The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
October Daye books by Seanan McGuire
Horny Fairy ™ books by Sarah J. Maas
Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobooks!)
Merry Gentry series Laurell K. Hamilton
Leprechaun

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The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Loreena McKennitt
Enya
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (by way of Pentatonix)
Tinker Bell movies
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
When Good Fairies Go Bad by Ursula Vernon (Dragonbreath #7)
The Secret of Kells
Pan’s Labyrinth
I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Borderline by Mishell Baker
The Elder Races series by Thea Harrison
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Ironskin by Tina Connolly
Kresley Cole
Shona Husk
Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater (Books of Faerie)
Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
Marie Brennan
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Goblin Market” by Christina Rosetti
Shadowmancer by Devin Harnois (Paladin Charm book 1)
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

 

 

Musical Obsessions
Stephanie: “Wolves” by Selena Gomez and Marshmello
Anna: “Jupiter” by Gustav Holst
Alene: “Stayin’ Alive” by Lizzo

Check out our guest edit of the Two Bossy Dames newsletter!

Obsessions
Stephanie: Platinum Plaisir fountain pens
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Anna: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (@MissLiberty’s thread)
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Alene: The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

 

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Episode 105: What to Watch Next TV Bracket 2019

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In this episode, we work our way through our own version of March Madness: our third annual What to Watch Next TV Bracket! At the end of this episode, you will get to vote on what TV series we will watch and discuss next from among four categories: Comedy, Crime, Drama, and SFF. Previous brackets in Episode 57 and Episode 81.

BUT BEFORE WE START THAT

We guest edited an issue of the Two Bossy Dames newsletter! If you have always wished our podcast was a newsletter, now is your chance to read our thoughts instead of listen to them! Also, you should subscribe.

Links

Comedy
Lady Dynamite
GLOW
Superstore
Sex Education
High Maintenance
Trophy Wife
Cougar Town
Atlanta
Dear White People
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Fleabag
Jane the Virgin
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Black-ish
Grace and Frankie
Strangers with Candy
Derry Girls
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Grown-ish
Galavant
Younger
Parks and Recreation

Crime
Midsomer Murders
How to Get Away with Murder
The Killing
MI: 5 (aka Spooks)
Mindhunter
Power
The Doctor Blake Mysteries
Leverage
Vera
Broadchurch
Claws
Scott and Bailey
The Wire
The Good Fight
stella
The Fall S2

Drama
The Hour
Homeland
The L-Word S2-6
Last Tango in Halifax
Boomerang
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Pose
For the People
Brown Girls
Empire
Howards End
Nashville
Counterpart
Vida
The West Wing
Victoria
Feud
Little Women
Lark Rise to Candleford
Masters of Sex
Being Mary Jane (Kaavia James Instagram)
The Chi
The Bletchley Circle
ER

SFF
The Librarians
Orphan Black
Charmed (reboot)
Merlin
Crazyhead
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Umbrella Academy
The Magicians
Luke Cage
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Eureka
Stars Trek
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Agent Carter
Penny Dreadful
American Horror Story
Lost Girl
Star Trek: Discovery
The Expanse
Black Mirror
Warehouse 13
Jessica Jones
Xena: Warrior Princess
Deadly Class
Bored to Death
Dark Matter
Stranger Things
The Dresden Files
American Gods
Runaways
Cloak & Dagger
Birds of Prey
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Battlestar Galactica

Vote now on what show we will watch!

 

Musical Obsessions
Anna: “Celebrity Skin” by Hole from the Captain Marvel soundtrack
Alene: “Come As You Are” by Nirvana from the Captain Marvel soundtrack

Obsessions
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Shared: Captain Marvel
Anna: Plants vs. ZombiesUnmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
Alene: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

 

Episode 81: What to Watch Next TV Bracket II and Oscar Thoughts

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It’s time for March Madness and time for another What to Watch Next TV Bracket! We’re also going to tell you what we think about top Oscar categories. Vote in the poll at the bottom of this page to tell us what to watch next!

Our first TV bracket was covered Episode 57.

Links
Challonge! (our complete bracket)

BBC Bracket
The Crown
Wallander
Lark Rise to Candleford
The Night Manager
Vera
MI:5
Midsomer Murders
The Doctor Blake Mysteries
halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
The Bletchley Circle
Victoria
The Tudors/The White Queen
Scott and Bailey
Luther
The Hour
Alias Grace
Broadchurch

Comedy/Musical Bracket
Master of None
Grown-ish
Happy Endings
Trophy Wife
Galavant
Younger
One Mississippi
Faking It
Parks and Recreation
Catastrophe
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Lady Dynamite
Difficult People
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Jane the Virgin
Sports Night
Cougar Town
Black-ish

Crime
Counterpart
White Collar [The Boys in the Band]
The Fall S2
Mindhunter
Psych
The Killing
Leverage (Episode 21 discussion)
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How to Get Away with Murder
Laws and Orders
The Alienist

Drama
Make it or Break It
Royal Pains
The Wire
The Good Place
Nashville
The Bold Type
Dear White People
The L-Word S2-6
glow
GLOW
Homeland
The West Wing
Friday Night Lights
Atlanta
Still Star Crossed
Masters of Sex
Feud
The Americans
Being Mary Jane
ER

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Birds of Prey
She-Ra
The Librarians
American Gods
The Legend of Korra
Battlestar Galactica
Penny Dreadful
Orphan Black
Buffy
Lost Girl
Runaways
Jessica Jones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Twin Peaks
Black Lightning
Luke Cage
Stars Trek
The Dresden Files
xenadance
Xena: Warrior Princess
Crazyhead
Cloak & Dagger
American Horror Story
Black Mirror
Warehouse 13
Stranger Things
Merlin
The Expanse
Agent Carter

Obsessions:
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Anna and Alene: Black Panther
Anna: Phantom of the Opera

Musical Obsessions
Anna: Vibranium (sung to the tune of “Titanium” by David Guetta featuring Sia)
Alene: “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera

Episode 57: What to Watch Next TV Bracket

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Sometimes when you’re having trouble figuring out how to narrow down your choices, you do a bracket. Well, you do that if you’re Anna. Alene likes to ask everyone she knows what they think. In this episode, we do both.

Links
Slash
HTGAWM Wig Scene
You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
Two Bossy Dames on Mahershala

BBC bracket
victoria
The Bletchley Circle
Broadchurch
The Crown
The Doctor Blake Mysteries
The Hour
Last Tango in Halifax
Luther
MI:5
Midsomer Murders
The Night Manager
Scott & Bailey
The Tudors
Vera
Victoria
Wallander

Comedy/Musical bracket
crazy-ex-girlfriend
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Galavant
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
The Mindy Project
New Girl
Parks and Recreation
Playing House
Portlandia
Review
Trophy Wife

Crime bracket
the-fall
The Blacklist
Criminal Minds
Dexter
The Fall S2
The Good Wife
The Killing
Laws and Orders
Leverage
Person of Interest
Psych
White Collar

Realism bracket
blackish
The Americans
Atlanta
Black-ish [Hindsight is 20/20 note: This should probably have been in comedy, where it also would have won]
ER
Friday Night Lights
Homeland
House of Cards
How to Get Away with Murder
Jane the Virgin
The L-Word S2-S6
Make It Or Break It
Masters of Sex
One Day at a Time
Orange is the New Black
Parenthood
Scandal
Sports Night
The West Wing
The Wire

Science Fiction and Fantasy bracket
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Agent Carter
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
American Gods
American Horror Story
Battlestar Galactica
Black Mirror
Buffy
The Dresden Files
Grimm
Handmaid’s Tale
Jessica Jones
Legion
The Librarians
Lost Girl
Luke Cage
Merlin
Once Upon a Time
Orphan Black
Penny Dreadful
Sleepy Hollow
Star Trek: Voyager
Stranger Things
Twin Peaks
The Vampire Diaries
Warehouse 13
Xena

Obsessions
Anna: Gardenscapes, The New York Times, Spotify
Alene: Red Carpet coverage (slideshow)

Musical Obsessions
Anna: “Chains of Love” by Erasure
Alene: “TNT” by AC/DC, “The Final Countdown” by Europe

Episode 11 Show Notes: New Year’s Resolutions, Guilty Pleasures, and Queer TV (with Ladies)

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In this episode, we celebrate the New Year by revealing some of Anna’s tremendous ego, talking about the concept of the “guilty pleasure,” and debating the past/present/future of queer ladies on television.

ALSO! We are going to be taping LIVE (that is to say, in the same place at the same time with live music from Julie Jurgens) in Chicago on February 2nd! More details to come!

Links

Preston & Child novels (It’s PenderGAST, Carolyn. GAST.)
Fashion and Food Can be Guilty Pleasures” – Today Show
Ayn Rand’s Sweet Valley High” – The Toast
Malinda Lo
Here is Your 2015 Queer Lady TV Epic Infographic!” – Autostraddle (warning, false advertising)
The Fosters
The L Word
The O.C.
Arrow
Lost Girl
Melrose Place
How To Get Away With Murder

Obsessions
Carolyn:
Parks and Recreation
Downton Abbey

Anna:
The Man From Snowy River
So I Married An Axe Murderer 
Flash From the Past: 10 Actors Who’ve Played More than One Role in the Same Movie