Episode 93: Basketball! Basketball!! Basketball!!! with @skeskali and @DebTorres54


In this episode, we talk basketball with Cecily of The Riverdale Rag and Deb, sharing our personal basketball histories and favorite teams, coaches, and players. When we recorded the episode, the winner of this year’s WNBA championship was still in doubt, but since then the STORM have claimed the title, to the delight of many.


Atlanta 1996 Olympics
Iowa girls’ basketball
Title IX
Utah Starzz
WNBA history
Seattle Storm
Phoenix Mercury
Minnesota Lynx
Los Angeles Sparks
Detroit Shock

Basketball” by Kurtis Blow

Love and Basketball
Hoop Dreams
LeBron James Trainwreck scene
Teen Wolf
Space Jam

Loose Balls by Terry Pluto
Romancing the Zone by Kenna White
Slamdunked by Love by Jamie Wesley
Sum It Up by Pat Summitt
In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais
Counting Coup by Larry Colton
Standing Tall by C. Vivian Stringer

Pat Summit
Elaine Elliott
Cheryl Reeve
Dawn Staley
Geno Auriemma
Sue Guevara
Curt Miller

Elena Delle Donne
Nneka Ogwumike
Breanna Stewart
Sue Bird
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Liz Cambage
Chelsea Gray
Janel McCarville
Diana Taurasi (kisses Seimone Augustus)
Cynthia Cooper
Teresa Weatherspoon
Jennifer Azzi
Cheryl Miller
Nancy Lieberman
Ann Meyers
Yolanda Griffith
Tina Thompson
Sheryl Swoopes
Swin Cash
Rebecca Lobo
Lindsay Whalen
Seimone Augustus
Maya Moore
Natalie Williams
Rebekkah Brunson
Asjha Jones
Can you believe Diana Taurasi is married to Penny Taylor?
Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe

Musical Obsessions
Deb: “Drive Slow” by Chastity Brown
Cecily: “Style” by Prince
Anna: “Sweet Georgia Brown” as used by the Harlem Globetrotters
Alene: “Michael Jordan” by Kendrick Lamar

Cecily: Kdramas on Netflix–Mr. Sunshine
Deb: fish tacos
Anna: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Alene: The Romantic Comedy–The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely and Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

Episode 56: Romantic Christmas Movies





We’ve spent our time over the past few months watching loads of Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies — ALL FOR YOU.


The Worst Bestsellers: Episode 36–The Mistletoe Promise
The Federalist: Here’s The Hallmark Christmas Movie Party Game You’ve Been Waiting For
The Fandomentals: Top Ten Weirdly Common Hallmark Christmas Movie Tropes
Yahoo! TV: Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas: Eight of Your Favorite Returning Actors Tell All
Elle: We Ranked Every Single Lifetime Christmas Movie (Yes, All 42 of Them)
NPR: 20 Things You Desperately Need To Know About Mariah’s Hallmark Movie,
Does The Hallmark Channel Have Basic Cable’s Most Efficiently Defined Brand?
Buzzfeed: This Is What It’s Like To Watch “Love Actually” For The First Time

A Snow Globe Christmas

The Nine Lives of Christmas

A Royal Christmas
Window Wonderland
A Christmas Melody

Dear Secret Santa
Christmas on the Bayou
Wish Upon a Christmas
The Christmas Gift
Crown for Christmas
Every Christmas Has a Story

Musical Obsessions

Anna: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
Alene: “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince (now on Spotify!)


Anna: Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee and Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
Alene: Half-price chocolate/Cadbury mini eggs